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City franchise fee hike goes forward, 3-2


In a heated exchange, Fernandina
Beach Commissioners debated
Tuesday whether to give final approval
for a 0.55 percent electric utility bill
increase for city residents to finance
new capital spending. In the end, the
ordinance was approved 3-2 with new
Commissioners Sarah Pelican and
Charles Corbett voting against
The Florida Public Utilities fran-
chise fee increase of 55 cents per $100
is on top of the current fee of 4.55 per-
cent per $100 that generates money
for city government. The increase is
meant to pay for the current fiscal
year's debt service of $120,000 for a
$1.9 million loan the city recently took
out to cover the first phase of the con-
troversial Forward Fernandina strate-
gic plan.
The last group of commissioners
unanimously approved the ordinance
on first reading Dec. 6, but since then

'You want citizens to go out on a limb.
... It's all smoke and mirrors.'

commissioners Pelican and Corbett
took office andthey clearly have
reservations about increasing taxes
for city projects.
Before the discussion began, three
residents told commissioners to delay
or table the decision.
Resident Lynn Williams said com-
missioners should delay the decision
until a new waterfront park plan is final-
ized. "The money should be refo-
cused," he said. "(You) could have a
special meeting to go,over the new
park plan... that would be a very busi-
ness-friendly thing to do."
"I'd like to see this put on the back

table ... until better economic times,"
resident Jim Last said. "That would be
much more prudent I'm not just a nut-
case trying to be frugal"
Resident Andrew Curtin said the
ordinance should be rescinded or
tabled because of "antipathy of citi-
zens" to the tax increase and strategic
Corbett for much of the discussion
peppered City Finance Director Patti
Clifford with questions about funding
for the Forward Fernandina loan..
"What if we have a shortfall (in
fees)? What if we have a warm win-
ter?" he asked. He also asked what

would happen if the city did not collect
as many natural gas franchise fees as
ultimately expected, or if the
Community Redevelopment Area did
not start generating funds through tax
-revenues-two sources of funding city
officials say will be available later to
cover the debt.
"In other words, for two of the three
legs on the three-legged stool, we have
no idea how much we're taking in,"
Corbett said. "You want us to pass this
(ordinance) tonight, and down the road
we don't have any idea how much we'll
In answer to Corbett's concerns,
City Manager Michael Czymbor said
city staff had determined Florida Public
Utilities was a consistent source of
franchise fees. He also noted the CRA's
taxable value would grow through
redevelopment, bringing funds to city
coffers so the franchise fee would be
lowered. '
"You want citizens to go out on a
limb," Corbett said. "(The franchise

fee) can be up to $10 per month. ... We
don't have any idea if the CRA (money)
is going to come in. It's all smoke and
Corbett also asked about $600,000
the city had set aside for a new library.
"Tell me what kind of plan you have for
the library," he said. He added that if
the city did not have a specific plan, the
commission should "put that money
back in the kitty." He also noted the city
had rescinded a contract with a project
manager for the strategic plan, and
asked when a new one would be l)ired.
"In the meantime we're paying
interest (on $1.9 million)," Corbett said.
"What I'd like to do is not pay interest
for the next three months."
"You could give (the money) back,"
said Clifford, "but if you want access to
it, you would have to go out for anoth-
er loan." Clifford also noted $30,000
has already been spent on closing costs
and other expenses.
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Firefighter Ody Anderson monitors a 45-acre fire discovered Wednesday at Cumberland Island (Ga.)
National Seashore. The fire burned mixed vegetation including grasses and trees in the Willow Pond
area. As of Thursday, the Hickory Hill Fire had been contained. Campgrounds and trails in the affect-
ed area were closed to visitors. Cause. of the fire is unknown and is under investigation.
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Potential site

for library sold

Local businessman Don Shaw, who
owns several commercial buildings
downtown, said Wednesday he has
purchased the Wade-Vuituro building at
402 Centre St ... '
Last year a city advisory group
chos: that building as potential site
for a new city library The city subse-
quently sp-ent S2, ',1. on a profession-
al evalLiation ofi the structure for library
use. but had not moved forward to
buy the building. .
Some of Tuesday's city commis-
sion discussion on firanchiis fees cen-
tered on the plan for a new downtown
library, which is part of a $6 million
Forward Fernandina plan approved
by commissioners last year. Commis-
sioner Charles Coirbett questioned why
the city is still borrowing money for a
new library when th, Wade-Vuturo
building is no longer available.
Commissioner Jetffey Bunch noted
that the county, which operates the
library system, had stipulated the
library branch must be located in
downtown Fernandina Beach. The
county has also committed $600,000
toward a new duwntown-library, and
the city has comniitted to the same
amount as part of its -Forward
Fernandina Phase I loan.
"Basically, (the city) went back and
forth bidding on a building downtown,"
Bunch said. "Did we (borrow the
money) too early? Possibly. What do
we do, go back and borrow more
money when we're ready to start?"
"We were told a downtown library

The city spent $2000 on
a professional evaluation
of the structure for
library use.

is an important anchor for our down-
town," Mayor Arlene Filkoff said. "We
were going to show our commitment
to the county as long as the\ kept (the
library downtown, marching $600,000
in good faith. .. It's my understanding
the money is still there."
Donna Paz Kaufman of Friends of
the Library said at the meeting the
population of Fernandina Beach has
grown sevenfold since the downtown
library was built in 1978. She also
noted that, according to a study, the
city library ranks in the bottom quar-
ter of libraries in the United States.
"We have $600,000 (from the coun-
ty) that is not guaranteed to be there
forever," she said. "We'd like to not be
below average in this aspect of gov-
Shaw said Wednesday that he was
working on ideas as to how he would
like to use the Wade-Vuturo building,
but has yet to make any final decisions.
Shaw, former owner and operator of
Books Plus downtown, most recently
purchased and renovated the former
Bank of America building on Centre
Street, now home to a Mexican restau-

Record year for births

at Baptist Nassau

Phillip Scott and Jessica Zodel of Hilliard with their new baby, Ryland, the first baby of 2012 born at
Baptist Nassau. Baptist Nassau Auxiliary members Joanne Masse and Stephanie Manwell present gift
packages to new babies throughout the year, with extra surprises for the first.

Baptist Medical Center Nassau
delivered a record 492 babies this year,
according to Dr. E. William McGrath,
chief of obstetrics and gynecology.
This follows several years of steady
growth in the hospital's maternity
service despite a declining birthrate
"Moms-to-be from even beyond
Nassau County are choosing to have
their babies here," McGrath said. "The
popularity of our small unit has been
attributed to the high-quality, com-
passionate care rendered by our
maternity and nursery staff and our
obstetrical team. Patients come from
Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Baker and
Alachua counties, and Georgia com-
munities as far as Waycross."
While births have increased, the
percentage of infants delivered by C-
section has gone down, which is good
news, said Dr. Andrew Halperin,who
chairs Baptist Health's perinatal advi-
sory committee. This is in accordance
with newer guidelines from the
American College of Obstetrics and
Gynecology which recommend that
unless the welfare of mother or infant
is at risk, labor should only be induced

within seven days of the delivery date.
Previously, 14 days was considered
Baptist Nassau's primary C-section
rate is now trending at 19 percent
which is below the national average of
23.8 percent and Florida's average of
over 30 percent, and it is the lowest in
the Baptist Health system, Halperin
Induced labor is often requested
by mothers who want to schedule the
birth because of work or family obli-
gations, he said. The closer to the due
date the induced labor takes place,
the safer it is for the baby. It is also less
likely that a C-section will be neces-
sary and the infant will need to be
transferred to a neonatal intensive
care unit.
"Patients as consumers are increas-
ingly aware of cesarean section rates
and many are attracted to Nassau
because of its low averages. They also
enjoy our comfortable new facility and
extra services such as ante-partum
testing, sonography and breast feeding
and smoking cessation counseling,"
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FRIDAY. JANUARY 6.2012 NEWS News-Leader


Marsha May Dingwall
Marsha, age 65, of Fernandina Beach
passed away Tuesday evening, December
27, 2011 at her new residence in Chino
Valley, Arizona where her eldest daughter
resides. Marsha was born on March 11,
1946 in Glencoe, MN, the daughter of Herb
and Alice Menden.
She was a 1964 graduate
of Norwood Young,
America High School in
Norwood, Minnesota. After
high school, she married
William "Bill" Dingwall and
supported him through his
20-year career with the Air
Force. Marsha kept busy working and rai-
ing their two daughters.
Marsha and Bill moved to Fernandina
Beach in 2005 from Glencoe, MN. Marsha
loved to give back to her community and
did so when she became involved in numer-
ous church organizations/activities
through St. Michael's Catholic Church.
She was a member of many card playing
groups and was an avid Mahjong partici-
pant. Marsha'enjoyed biking, gardening
and many trips to Fort Clinch State Park.
She leaves behind her two daughters,
Monya Kase and her husband Bret of
Chino Valley, AZ, as well as Marnay
Cameron and her husband Chuck of
Nokesville, VA She leaves behind 6 grand-
children and 7 great-grandchildren.
Service .will be held on Thursday,
January 12, 2012, at 9:30 AM at St.
Michael's Catholic Church with Father
O'Shea officiating. Marsha will be laid to
rest beside her husband of 43 years, Bill,
who passed away in May 2010, in
Jacksonville Veterans Cemetery with a
graveside service at 11:30 AM.
Memorial offerings may be made in
lieu of flowers to Marnay Cameron at 12987
Mayhew Court, Nokesville; VA 20181. A
memorial bench in Fort Clinch State Park
will be built with the funds.

Ed Liingston
Mr. Ed Livingston, age 80, of
Fernandina Beach, passed away on Friday
evening, December 30,2011 at his home.
At the time of his. passing, he was 'sur-
rounded by his loving family.
A native of Fernandina, he was one of
five children born to the late Henry Pope
and Agnes Morse Livingston. As a child,'he
grew up in Decatur, GA,
graduating from Marist
High School; Classof1949.
After high school, Ed
attended and graduated
from the Atlanta Law
School with his Law
Degree. In 1956, while on a
blind date, he met his future wife, Shitley
Diane Morrison, whom he married in 1957.
"" Mr.. Uving'ston had a long career in the
,-ighting Indust'y with General Electric.:
As he grew in the company, he achieved
the position of Director of Sales and
Marketing and was assigned areas through-
out the United States to include; New.
Orleans, Charlotte, NC, Los Angeles and
. Jacksonville. The Livingston family
returned to Fernandina Beach in 1981,
which enabled him to retire in his home
town in January of 1990.
Mr. Livingston has been a familiar face
and devoted member at St. Michael
Catholic Church for many years. He was a
member of the St. Michael's Men's Club.
.and was a 4th Degree'Knight of the Knights
of Columbus.
He leaves behind, his wife of 54 years,
Diane Livingston, their children, John
Michael Livingston (Laurie),Jennifer Marie
Livingston, Thomas Henry Livingston
(Tracey), Melissa Ann Cook (Ronnie), all
of Fernandina Beach, FL, a sister, Martha
Carolyn Jones, Asheville, NC, nine grand-
children, Jennifer "Jenny", Jessica, Nicole,
Jil, Chad, Christie, Stephanie, Jamie, Greg,
two great-grandchildren, Kaitlynn and Lea,
as well as several nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial was cele-
brated at 11:30 am on Wednesday, January
4,2012 at St. Michael Catholic Church with
Reverend Jose Kallukalum, Celebrant.:

Mr. Livingston was laid to rest in
Bosque Bello Cemetery in a private cere-
Friends called on Tuesday from 5:00-
7:00 pm at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. A
Rosary service took place on Tuesday
evening at 6:00 pm in the Burgess Chapel
of Oxley-Heard with Deacon ArtTreadwell,
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
tions may be made to St. Michael Catholic
Church, 505 Broome St, or to the Barnabas
Center, 11 S. 11th Street, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034.
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Kenneth J. Melvin, Sr,
Mr. Kenpeth "Kenny" J. Melvin, Sr., age
76, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on
Tuesday morning, January 3, 2012 at his
Born in Jacksonville, FL, he was one of
four children born to the late Porter and
Alma Cape Melvin. Being
raised in the Panama Park
section of Jacksonville he
attended public school on
the northside of town. As a
young child, he learned to
shrimp in the Trout River
and began heading shrimp
for the fish houses along the river. At the
age of seventeen, Mr. Melvin came to
Fernandina Beach and started to work at
Container Corporation of America as a
Machine Operator when he turned eight-
een. He remained at Container until retir-
ing as Storeroom Tender in 1991. While
employed by CCA, he also maintained the
grounds at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
His childhood love for the saltwater
rivers and streams continued throughout
his life, keeping him shrimping and fishing
the waterways and. coasts of Nassau
County. ,
SMr. Melvin was preceded in death by his
wife of 31 years, Selmnarie Guthrie Melvin,
who passed -away in 2006, and. a son,
Johnnie Foster.
He leaves behind, children, Pamela
Baldwin, Beverly Hills, FL, Barbara Thrift,.
Fernandina Beach, FL, Tina Francis; Ocala,
FL, Kenneth Melvin, Jr., Yulee, FL, Tommy
Foster, Belhavefi, NC, SelmaAnn Brooks,
Edgewater, FL, Ronnie Foster (Lavoyne).
Fernandina Beach, FL, Donnie Foster
(Kathie), Fernandina Beach, FL, a sister,
Mildred Mobley, Jacksonville. FL.twenty
grandchildren, twenty-nine grear-grand-
children and several nieces and nephews. ,;
Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm,
today, from the Burgess Chapel of Oxley--
Heard Funeral Home. :
Mr. Melvin will be laid to rest beside his
wife in Bosque Bello Cemetery.
11, Pallbearers will be: Daniel Foster, Aaron
Thrift, Ronnie Foster, Kody Melvin, Donnie
Foster and. Kenneth Melvin, ID "Trey".
Friends called on Thursday from 5 00-
7.00) pm at the funeral home.
SPlease share his life story at wwwoxley-
heard.com. "
Oxley-Heard FuneralDireetors'

Mr. Angelo T. Tringali, 90, of
Fernandina Beach,.Florida, passed away at
his home on Thursday morning, January
5,2012. He was born in Fernandina. Florida
on September 23, 1921, the son ofithe late
Salvatore and Francesca Caruso Tringali,
pioneers in the shrimping
business in Fernandina.
Mr. Tringali attended
St. Joseph's Academy in
Fernandina and worked
with his family in the
Shrimping business. When
World War II was declared,
he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was
assigned to the Mayport, Florida Patrol
Station. At Mayport, the men camouflaged
shrimp boats and equipped them with
depth charges to sink German Submarines
that were spotted off the coast of the North
Florida area. In 1945 he was assigned to the

USS Missouri and was onboard in Tokyo
Bay to witness the signing of the Peace
Treaty between the Americans and the
Japanese. He returned to Fernandina and
worked with his Father and Brothers and
soon became a Co-Owner and Partner hi
Tringali Brothers Seafood Company in
Fernandina Beach, Fla.
Mr. Tringali was the owner of the
shrimp boat AMELIA and was co-owner
of the shrimp boat ATLANTIC STAR and
AMELIA ISLE. He was a longtime paris-
honer at St Michael's Catholic Church.
Throughout his lifetime, he quietly helped
many friends ini their time of need.
Mr. Tringali was preceded by his sister,
Contessa "Connie" Sapp, and his brothers,
Sabastiano "John" Tringali, Joseph "Joe"
Tringali, and Salvatore "Sam" Tringali.
He leaves behind his brother Anthony
*"Tony" Trirgali and sister Josephine "Josie"
Tringali, brother in law, John S. "Ted" Sapp,
all of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and twelve
nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Oxley-
Heard at 10-00 AM Tuesday with Funeral
Services following at 11:00 AM. Father
Michael Williams will be the Officiant He.
will be laid to rest in the Tringali lot in
Bosque Bello Cemetery.

Paul W Wright
Mr. PaulW. "P-Dubba" Wright, age 86,
of Fernandina Beach, passed away on
Wednesday morning, January 4, 2012 at
Baptist Medical Center Nassau.
Born in Tupelo, MS, he was the son of
the late Vastine and Mattie Beulah Duncan
Wright As a young child, his family moved
to Prattville, AL with
his father's work with
cotton processing
equipment. He grew
up in Prattville, attend-
ing a one-room school
house. At the age of
te" eighteen Mr. Wright
enlistedin theUnited States Marine Corps.
He served in the South Pacific during WW
II. Upon being honorably discharged, he
attended and graduated; from Oberlin
College in Oberlin, OH. After graduation.
he accepted a training position with Sears
-Roebuck and Comnpany in Montgomery,
AL While working in Montgomery, he met
a young Sears coworker that would become
his wife; Florence Elizabeth Helton. On
Christmas Eve in 1954, they were married
and began spending a lifetime of
Christmases together. .
Mr Wright remained with Sears,
Roebuck, working as Credit Manager in
Opelika.'Selma and Gadsden, AL ; His
career with Sears took him to Gainesville.
FL and eventually to Imeson Park in
Jacksonville in 1976, at which imne his fam-
ily settled in Fernandina Beach. After
accepting an offer of early retirement from
Sears, he immediately joined Ma ,Cohens
in Downtown Jacksonville where he con-
tinued as Credit Manager until the late
1980s when they closed their doors.
Mr. Wright loved to fish and oftentimes
would say, "FI'm going.to the office" and
everyone knew that meant Nassau Sound.
He was always willing to share his expert-
ise and local knowledge with other's trying
their luck, which has created some unique.
and rewarding, lifelong friendships.
Mr Wright leaves behind, his wife of 57
years, Elizabeth "-Liz" Wright, Fernandina
Beach, FL. their daughter, Felicia Duncum
(Brian), Fernandina Beach, FL, three
grandchildren, Brianna Law (Kevin),
Johnie Elizabeth White (Joey), Brian
Edward Duncum, Ji., three great-grand-
children, Rebekah and Moses White, Anna
Grace Law and two nieces, Denise Russell
and Diane Martin:
Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm
today, from the graveside in Bosque Bello
Cemetery. Friends may call at the grave-
side from 1:30 pm until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
tions in his memory may be made to the
charity of one's choice.
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors

Community 'Faith Walk' set for Jan.21
For five years the commu- theme for 2012 is: "We will all be Jan..21 eight churches in.the 10a.
nity has participated in a Faith. changed by the victory of our downtown Fernandina Beach Missionar:
Walk for Christian Unity. The lord Jesus Christ" On Saturday, area will join together to spon- 10:30

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sor the Faith Walk.
A steering committee com-
prising members of St. Peter's
Episcopal, Prince of Peace
Lutheran, Memorial United
Methodist, First Presbyterian,
First Baptist, New Zion
Missionary Baptist, Macedonia
AME and St. Michael Catholic
churches will be coordinating
the celebration. Participants will
start at Prince of Peace at
9:30 a.m. with a short ecu-
menical prayer service. They
can then drive to St. Peter's on
Eighth and Atlantic and pro-
ceed to the remainder of the
schedule as follows (times are

n. New Zion
y Baptist
a.m. St. Peter's

11 a.m.- First
11:30 a.m. Memorial
United Methodist -
After the service at
Memorial United Methodist, a
light lunch of soups and bread
will be served.
Although sponsored by the
above churches, all in the com-
munity are invited to join all or
_part of this morning of prayer to
celebrate together what they
share in faith and continue to
build bridges toward Christian
unity. For information contact
any of the churches or Jan
Smith at 261-3677.





Nassau County Tax Collector Ira Hall reminded
drivers to buy their 1962 license tags before Feb. 20.
January 4, 1962

Florida Community College at Jacksonville offi-
cially accepted a gift of 40 acres in Yulee for a new
satellite campus from William and Betty Cook of
January 8, 1987

The city of Fernandina Beach removed its legal
objection to developing part of Crane Island, ending
a two-year dispute with private landowners.
January 9, 2002

Cold NightShelte
When nighttime tempera-
tures drop to 40 degrees or
below, the Cold Night
Shelter (CNS) at the
Fernandina Beach Church of
Christ at the corner of South
14th and Jasmine streets
opens to welcome people
who are experiencing home-
lessness and others who lack
adequate heat in their
homes. Guests are given
mats and blankets for the
night as well as a hot dinner,
breakfast and a take-away
For information contact
Kristen Mandrick, CNS coor-
dinator, at 583-1183.

Parade route

The Annual Martin
Luther King Jr. Parade is Jan.
16, sponsored by NAACP
Youth Council/ American
Youth. Participants should
report to the ball field at the
old Peck High School at
noon to line up for the
parade. It was originally slat-
ed to step off from Central
The theme this year is
"The Dream, The Vision,
The Unity." Parade begins at
1:30 p.m. Forms are available
from parade chairperson
Romel Green at 556-5165 or
drrol084@aol.com. Contact
Vernetta Spaulding at 583--
1569 or 261-0801 or
Deadline is Jan. 13. The
parade will end at the Martin
Luther King Jr. Center
Lincoln exhibit
The Jacksonville Public-
Libi ai y has opened Lincoln:
The Constitution and the
Civil War, a.traveling exhibi-
tion examining how
.President Lincoln used the
Constitution to confront
three intertwined crises of
the Civil War- the secession
of SouIther n states,. slavery
and wartime civil liberties
Lincoln is on exhibit through
Feb. 17 at the Main Library
during regular hours.
The exhibition is com-
posed of informative panels
featuring photographic
reproductions of original
ducurnents. including a draft
of Lincoln's first inaugtial
speech, the Emancipation
Proclamation and the 13th
-Amendment. Fire programs
related to the exhibition
include- Lunch with Lincoln,
a series at noon on Fridays
during the exhibition featur-
ing guest lecturers, a teen
debate and scavenger hunt, a
'children's trivia game and'
more. For information call
(904 630-BOO K (2665) or:
visit jaxpubliclibrary.org.
Legion cookout
The Sons of the American'
Legion will host a cookout on
Jan. Tat the American '
Legion Post 54 at 626 S.
Third St', Fernandina Beach.
They will be cooking chicken
and ribs with two sides for a
$10 donation starting at
11lla.m. until they are sold
out. Proceeds support local
veterans and community pro-
grams. All are welcome.
Diabetes help
-The Nassau'County .
Health Department is offer-'
ing a series of four; two-hour
diabetes self-management'
education classes from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Jan. 9,.
23 and.30 and Feb. 6 at the
Family Educati'-n Center
(Yulee Full-Service School),
86207 Felmor Road. Regis-
tration fee is $40 (four class-
es) and $20 for Nassau
school district or county-gov-
ernment employees. Bring a
support person at no addi-
tional cost Minimum pre-
registration of five needed
per class. Contact Ashley
Krajewski, Healthy
Communities Healthy/

Kiwanis Club
The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis Club meets the first
three Mondays each month
at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club on Bill Melton
Road. This is a dinner meet-
ing from 6:30-8 p.m. Contact
Don Lyons at home, 432-
8194, or by cell at (978) 758-
Optinist dubs
The Yulee Optimist Club
meets every Tuesday at
noon at Murray's Grille on
A1A in Yulee. Call 753-0091.

The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club meets each
Wednesday from noon-1
p.m. at the Fernandina

People program coordinator,
at 548-1853 or Ashley-Kraje
Nassau County
Horticulture Extension
Agent Becky Jordi will con-
duct a Plant Clinic from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Yulee
Extension Office (AlA and
Pages Dairy Road). County
residents are invited to bring
plant samples showing prob-
lems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
and solutions offered for cor-
rection. There is no fee for
this service. For information
visit http://nassau.ifas.ufl.
ics.html or call (904) 879-
1019 or 491-7340.
AARP meets
Local Chapter 4608 of the.
AARP will meet at 1 p.m. Jan.
10 at the Council on Aging
(across from Baptist Medical
Center Nassau) to discuss
issues at the national and
state level and elect and
install new chapter officers
and board members. Council
on Aging Executive Director
Tom Moss will speak about
the council's new building.
New members welcome.
Chapterodues are $7.50 per
year. Members participate in
charity endeavors, social
events, missions to the VA
'Hospital in Lake City, politi-
cal forums and more.
Bridge lessons
Beginner bridge lessons
start Jan. 10 from 2:304:30
p.m. once a week for 10
weeks. Sign up now. Second
level'lessons start Jan. 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
The Island ArtAssocia-
tion General Meeting is Jan.
17at 7 pm at the Education
Center, 18 N. Second St. It is
free and open to the public.
Speaker Bill Birdsong will
present the Amelia Island
Museum of History Mystery
oilWhile cleaning the muse-
ums storage shed, a classic-
travel trunk was discovered.
Inside was an inscription
indicating thai it was a gift to
John Battiste in 1909. The
trunk's lid had photographs
from the early 20th century
and later. Listen as Birdsong
peels through the layers and
tells the tale of his discover-
ies For a complete schedule
of events and classes or to
rent the education center,
visit www.islandart.org or
call 261-7020.

Women of Power has *
teamed up with BellTower
Consulting Group to provide
capacity building training to
nonprofit organizations.
LaKeesha Morris, MWS,
CEO of BellTower, has over
10 years of experience man-
aging nonprofit organizations
and is experienced in secur-
ing foundation, local govern-
ment and federal grants.
The workshop on Feb. 25
from 10 a.mn.-2 p.m. at thp
Amelia Island Museum of
History, 233 S. Third St, is
'for anyone who wants to
understand the basics of
grant writing and improve
their-writing aid planning ,
skills. Fee is $30.
Proceeds from this event
will be donated to the Cedar
- Haven Transitional Housing
project in Fernandina Beach.
SFee includes materials. To
register contact LaVerne
Mitchell of Women of Power
at (904) 699-7477 or
BellTower Consulting Group
at 1-888-778-5930.

Beach Golf Club. Call
Bernice Kelley at 261-7923
or Barb Kent at 277-4071.
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach meets
each Wednesday from 11:30
*a.m.-1 p.m. at the Florida
House Inn on South Third
Street. Call Melanie Ferreira
at 321-5675.

The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise meets
each Friday from 7:30-8:30
a.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill
Melton-Road'. Contact
President Katey Breen at
kateybreen@comcast.net or
visit www.ameliaislandro-



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F.iDAY. JANLARY 6.2012 NEWS News-Leader

Casino resorts

in South Florida?

Legislature to consider issue

Florida News Connection
Florida Senate has held two
workshops on a proposal that
would allow three destination
casino resorts to be built in
South Florida. The bill repre-
sents $6 billion in investments
in Florida.
Supporters say it would
create thousands of jobs. But
polls indicate the state is divid-
ed on the issue, and that divi-
sion can be heard in lawmak-
ers' remarks.
Senate President Mike
Haridopolos promises a vote
on the proposal early in the
"Let's have a final vote on
the Senate floor, up or down. It
is my understanding there will
be a lot of amendments
offered. I don't know if it will
be a complete strike-all, but a
lot of amendments will be
offered in the first week of the
State Sen. John Thrasher, a
Republican whose district
includes Nassau County, has a
different view, however.
"I'm opposed to it. I don't
think Florida should base its
economy on the backs of peo-
ple who gamble," he told a
Community Newspapers
reporter last month.
He suggested allowing
casinos would be "a camel's
nose under the tent" for expan-
sion of gambling elsewhere in
the state in the future.

,, would "can-
from estab-

hotels and
Thrasher restaurants
and would
harm the
image of Florida as a family-
friendly destination, Thrasher
He also suggested that sup-
porters may have overstated
the economic impact given
that the state now annually'
takes in $233 million in rev-
enue from casinos on Indian
reservations, which might
decline if gambling establish-
ments are allowed on non-
reservation land.
Bill sponsors argue the
focus should be on the trade
shows that the mega-resorts'
could lure to Florida, not on
the Las Vegas-style gambling
Juan Harris, a gambling-
addiction activist, urges that
social concerns trump the lure
of easy tax revenues.
"I do know that 35 percent
of compulsive gamblers will
commit a crime to support
their gambling addiction."
Largo State Sen. Dennis
Jones is a bill co-sponsor,
along with Delray Beach State
Sen. Maria 8achs.
More information is avail-
able at www.rwmiamli.com.

A lnU.AJ' U rtXUU|T I KAI / NI ,W )-I .DtlJEt.K
Vice Mayor Jeffrey Bunch, shown here taking the oath of
office Dec. 20, voted Tuesday to increase the city electri-
cal franchise fee to support Forward Fernandina. "This
is 55 cents on a $100 light bill," he said. "I'hat's not a
lot of money to anybody. I don't know how we could trim
that $10,000 (loan payment) a month out of our budget
every month." Bunch had sought to table the vote until
more definitive answers on additional funding and con-
struction costs could be obtained.

BABY Continued from 1A
said McGrath.
The hospital's obstetrical
team includes McGrath and
Halperin physicians 'Jesse
Greenblum and Latoya Kuester
and certified nurse midwife
Ann McGrath. Pediatrician
Bruce West is also active in the
maternity/nursery service.

The hospital also offers pre-
natal classes and was recently
recognized by the Florida
Department of Health
Children's Medical Services
Program for excellence in
screening babies early for hear-
ing problems that can cause
developmental delays and pos-
sibly learning problems later.

CY Continued from 1A
Mayor Arlene Filkoff noted
that if the Forward Fernandina
debt had been approved by vot-
ers, commissioners would not
have the flexibility to change
the strategic plan.
"It's my understanding that
... if we did hot go with voter
debt, we could move the money
around," Filkoff said. "With the
post office and the library, the
city is not in the driver's seat.
(With no voter approval) we
would be able to redirect those
dollars." The downtown post
-office, which the city would like
to preserve, is owned by the
U.S. Postal Service. Funding for
a new library is dependent on
cooperation from county com-
missioners, who are responsi-
ble for managing the county
library system.
Pelican complained about
franchise fees in general, imply-
ing the fees are an underhand-
ed way for the city to tax its cit-
"FPU passes the charges on
to us," she said. "That goes to
FPU, they collect 4.5. percent
and turn it over to the city. The
city throws it into the general
fund. On top. of that, we are
taxed on that franchise fee."
"If the city collected the way
they should, we should just
write a check to the city,"
Pelican said. "By calling it a fran-
chise fee, it makes it more palat-
able. The economy has been
tanking for years ... we should
not have borrowed at this time."
"When you say 'they', it's
'us,'" Commissioner Tim
Pdynter retorted. "But it actually
does cost money to run the city.
There are fees to be collected.
This is not news to this com-
munity, it's in every community,
all sorts of fees."
"Ifts not smoke and mirrors,"
Poynter went on. "We the com-
mission decide the future. If we
say we don't spend another

nickel on Forward Fernandina,
then-we don't If the library goes
away, that money could go back
and be put toward the water-
"We know things are going
to change," Poynter went on.
"We don't have a crystal ball...
(the franchise fee) is never
going to go to 10 percent unless
we say it's going to 10 percent
"When is this community
going to have the dollars, when
people keep saying give the
money back?" Poynter asked.
"For 40 years, people have been
talking about getting the water-
front done; now we're actually
doing it."
"Just because you can (col-
lect franchise fees) doesn't
mean you should," Pelican said.
"Right now it's insulting td the
general public when people are
losing their homes."
"This is 55 cents on a $100
light bill," said Vice Mayor
Jeffrey Bunch. "That's not a lot
of money to anybody. I don't
know how we could trim that
$10,000 (loan payment) a month
out of our budget every month.
... I suggest we table it until we
get two more legs (and) get
more definitive answers on con-
In the end, Bunch, Poynter,
and Filkoff approved the sec-
ond and final reading of the ordi-
nance to increase the electrical
franchise fee.
City commissioners last year
approved the Forward
Fernandina strategic plan that
included $6 million in improve-
ments to the city waterfront,
downtown, South Eighth Street,
and other areas Within the city.
In November they approved a
loan of up to $1.88 million to
commence Phase I of the plan.


Nassau Patriots
Nassau Patriots hosts a
First Saturday Coffee from 9-
11:30 a.m. Saturday at .
Murray's Grille, 463852 SR.
200 in Yulee.
There will be a presenta-
tion on UN Agenda 21.
Contact Susan Lane at 753-
0445 or go to www.nassaupa-
ti ivj.si- -;ng prg for. ni ri fI, r.-
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Young Republicans
The Nassau County Youhg
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 campaign
season and is open to the pub-
lic. Candidates for local
offices, as well as representa-
tives for the presidential can-
didates, have been invited to
: tll f (.1. . .- i ,, f, ( ?, !
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for the candidates to share
their message, answer
questions and meet and greet
with residents of Nassau

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Meeting" the,
of each
month in the
upstairs ,
room at Caf6
Poynter restaurant,
27 North
Third St., at
7 p.m.The first'meetift is
next-Wednesday) ., .
This meeting is for citizens

to come and ask questions
and receive input on various
issues and topics. Citizens
can attend just to listen if they
The current scheduled
meeting dates are as follows:
Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 14,
April 11, May 9, June 13, July
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F:DAY. JA.. A 6. 2012 NEWS News-Leader

Nassau County
Steve Kelley gets
his "Make Your
Mother Proud" 65- .,-
gallon recycling
cart, from Tim
Woods, left, as part
of a new free county
program. Residents
must be a current
Advanced Disposal
residential sub-
scription customer
to participate.

Free recycling for county residents

Advanced Disposal
Services, Inc., a regional envi-
ronmental services company,
has announced all Nassau
County residential subscrip-
tion customers can sign up for
free recycling service effec-
tive immediately.
All residents who sign up to
participate in the recycling
program will receive a spe-
cially-designed "Make Your
Mother Proud" 65-gallon recy-
cling cart at no extra cost.
The first 10 Nassau County
residents who post a photo of
their "Make Your Mother
Proud" recycling cart on
Advanced Disposal's
T Facebook page will each win a
$10 gift card to Target. Log on
to Facebook and "Like"
Advanced Disposal's page
Disposal in order to post a
Advanced Dikposal will

pick up 25 different recycla-
ble items once per week, and
service is single-stream recy-
cling so there is no sorting
required by the residents. All
items can be placed in the 65-
gallon recycling cart. A one-
time cart delivery fee of $15
will be charged for delivery of
the cart to the resident's
There is no fee if the resi-
dent picks up the, cart from
Advanced Disposal's office
located at 450496 SR 200 in
Callahan. I
"We encourage all of our
customers to take advantage
of the expanded program and
make it their New Year's res-
olution to recycle more," said
Advanced Disposal Chief
Marketing Officer Mary
O'Brien. "This comes at no
additional cost to the county or
its residents and will help all of
us make our community clean-

er and greener for years to
come." *
-Acceptable recyclables:
Plastic food, beverage,
detergent bottles and jugs
labeled numbers 1-7 (numbers
can be found on the bottom of
the container) ,
Corrugated cardboard
(flattened out and cut in pieces
two feet by two feet or smaller)
Newspapers and inserts
(on rainy days, hold until next
Telephone books
Brown paper bags
Office and-copy paper
Glass bottles and jars
(green, brown and clear)
Metal and aluminum
cans (remove lids)
File folders
Cereal boxes
File or packing boxes
-* Junk mail
Shredded paper in paper

Brown or gray fiber pack-
ages (soda cartons, dry food
packages, etc.)
The ,new recycling pro-
gram is effective immediate-
ly. Items not able to be recy-
cled are waxed juice or milk
cartons (these are poly-coat-
ed and cannot be recycled),
egg cartons or Styrofoam
trays, mirrors or window
glass, pool or other chemical
containers, plastic bags,
aerosol cans, wet newspaper
or pizza boxes.
Make sure to remove all
lids; clean and rinse all cans,
bottles and plastics; and make
sure all items are placed in the
cart, so they may be properly
*Call Advanced Disposal at
(904) 879-2301 or email
m for more information or to
sign up.

Older trade-ins

are worth more

early in the year

A lot of things are seasonal
in this world. Nature provides
us with blooming plants and
migrating animals every year.
Uncle Sam gives us a chance
to pay or collect a refund the
first part of every year, with-
out exception. The street-side
sign holders will be out entic-
ing the early return crowd to
file ASAP Those qualifying for
a refund, and they are many,
often have a few thousand dol-
lars in their hands once a year.
With transportation being a
modern necessity, many head
S out to buy an
old car or
put this
money down
on what is
usually a
used car.
These buy-
ers push up
demand and
REFFER'S prices for
CORNER cars from
$500 to
-- -- $5,000.
RickKeffer Trade
will swing upward in the first
quarter. It happens every year
and unless the tax code
changes dramatically (unlike-
ly), it will continue to happen.
There are now more older
cars that stand to benefit from
this yearly price spike. If you
can get a good dollar for "old
Betsy" and not have to look
for a buyer who would need
cash, then trading makes
sense. Those with two- to four-
year-old cars might find their
cars easier to sell privately if
they have the appetite for the
process. Dealers find whole-
salers and auctions anxious
for their older trades. More
importantly, dealers have
begun to keep these older
cars and sell to this market In
some cases, they can even
offer financing through a
bank. This compares to buy-
here-pay-here offered at some
used car lots, which serves a
purpose but is at the highest

Ifyou can get a good
dollar for old Betsy'
and not have to look
for a buyer who
would need cash,
then trading makes

The bottom line is many
people will be updating aging
cars and early in the year is an
advantage for older vehicle
owners to trade. Don't spend
any money preparing them to
trade. A bath and maybe a
coat of wax will pay a return.
One exception is check engine
or other warning lights that a
dealer has to be cautious
about. Go-see what is wrong
and if you don't fix it, bring the
diagnosis from a repair facility.
Otherwise, bring the vehicle
the way it is.
December will be another
month with a strengthening
new car market. Expectations
are for growth in the U.S. mar-
ket again next year as aging
cars on the road (10.6 years
average) all but ensure sales.
Next week, we will look at
2011 figures for new vehicle
sales in our twice a year mar-
ket report. Expect some pur-
As many reflect on the
upcoming year, give your vehi-
cle(s) a little planning time.
This could be an upcoming
big service or the need/
desire to update. Don't let
your automotive world sneak
up on you. Wishing you a
belated happy and healthy
2012 and, in the short term, a
good week.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler
Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
tions or positive stories.about
automobile use and ownership.

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Celebrating 15 years at The Spa & Shops


"Is that who I think it is?" Yes, it's Rick from Pawn
Stars! One of the fun things about this industry is that
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 New York.

Amelia's Fine Jewelry, located in the historic district of
downtown Fernandina 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 of historic 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 the Amelia
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
day. They provide quality serv-
ices including repairs,
re-sizing, re-mount-
ing and design work
so you can re-pur-
pose those sentimental
favorites. They also pay
top dollar for your
unwanted gold.

Located at 317 Centre Street,
they are open from 10 00 AM to
5:00 PM Monday through -
Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM on _.3't
Friday and Saturdays. .. -
or give them a call at (904) 277-0665-


Ron Philos' School of Golf
Establishes New Home

Ron Philo, Ron Philo Jr, Kevin Diaz and LPGA tour star
Laura Diaz are pleased to announce their partnership with
-Amelia National Golf & Country Club where they will
continue to provide you with the best instructional and
playing experience available.
We welcome you to join us as we re-establish our
base in Amelia Island.

Yes 3 for one. For the price of one 1 hour private lesson
you will receive two 1 hour private lessons and a round of
golf at Amelia National Golf Club. Your cost only $150.00,
the regular price of a one hour lesson.

Please call Ron Philo (904)556-8581
or Kevin Diaz (904)556-8649

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6. 012 NEWS News-Leader

Jacksonville man held

for attempted murder


A Jacksonville man was
arrested late New Year's Eve
for attempted murder after he
allegedly pointed a shotgun
at another man's face and
threatened his life, according
to a deputy's report.
Deputies responding about
11 p.m. Saturday to an assault
call at a campsite off Scott's
Landing Road in Hilliard
found two men subduing
another on the side of a vehi-
cle. The victim told deputies
he was sitting by the fire when
he heard the sounds of a shot-
gun racking and a male voice
- that of John Bennett,
deputies said saying, "What
you going to do now?"

The victim told deputies
he turned around to see a
shotgun pointed at his face,
prompting him to grab the
gun's barrel. Two witnesses,
he said, wrestled Bennett to
the ground.
Bennett, 53, allegedly told
the victim several times he
was going to kill him when he
was released, according to the
report. .
Deputies said they found
voice messages on a witness's
phone, warning that Bennett
was heading in the victim's'
direction and that he was
A convicted felon, Bennett
is charged with attempted
murder and possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon.


According to city
Maintenance Manager
Jeremiah Glisson, the
city sold this 17.5-
foot, 1999 Ambar
rigid hull inflatable
boat for $6,600 by
eBay auction last
month. The boat was
* originally listed on
eBay at $10,000. The
.Quitman County
Sheriff's Office in
Georgia purchased the
jet boat with alu-
minum hull and
Yanmar inboard diesel
motor, according to
Glisson. The
Fernandina Beach
Police Department
said it sold the boat
because staff has been
reduced and it isn't
using the boat as
much as planned.


This was written by Garrett
Pelican of the News-Leader from
oral and written reports by the
Nassau County Sheriffs Office,
the city of Fernandina Beach
Police Department and- other
agencies. Arrest indicates suspi-
cion ofa crime, not guilt.
'Anyone with information
about criminal activity can con-
tact the Fernandina Beach Police
Department at 277-7342 or the
.Nassau County Sheriff's Office
anonymously by calling 225-0147
in Yulee and Fernandina Beach
or 879-2136 in Callahan,
Hilliard and Bryceville. The'"We
Tip"program 1-800-78CRIME
- also allows callers to leave
anonymous tips.
Five street signs at the
North Main Beach parking lot
were vandalized about Jan. 2,
according to a police report.
Police said four red caution
'signs were sprayed-with smiley"
faces and a yellow directional
sign was defaced. Police'esti-
mated the t,jiaj damage at .25-,0
Between Dec -'l ard Jan 2,
the Fernandina Beach baseball
complex was broken' into,
according to a police report.
Vandals damaged three doors
and a window, police said. They
said a cash register was missing
lioiii a :'rn sLze i n d.. but
thil it W!a, : rnipty
Police estimated the Babe
Ruth L ,agu- would lose .'1iii

in value from the, missing reg-
ister while the city of Fernan-
dina Beach Will -incur roughly
$300 in property damage.
Man jumped'
Four unidentified men
jumped a Yulee man late Dec.
30, according to a police report.
The ,man told police he was
walking on South Ninth Street
in Fernandina Beach after,9
p.m. when four men approached
him and one asked him for
When the man declined to
give them money,- the four.'.
"jumped" him, accordingto the
report. The man told police he
could not identify his attackers,
as he had no previous contact
wilh theIm, but said thliI-,- 'Aei
black and rnediumn hoilht wit i
short hair..
According to th-. report .the
attackers r inri age' hrii.t h
'the man's picke-: avier iump-
ing him bui did not take any-
Hospital staff at Baptist
Nasszu 'ld p, illi :the ri'ar, sus-
tained an o( bital friactuiii anrd a,
bi .ken no- io,:'lt ingii 1 the attack.
accoi dining h,' the lepiort
Battery arrest
A Fernandina Beach man
was ai I st.ed ,:irly Dec. 29 for
.bIa i 1 ft: a l, i L-fuiIV a to pay Is
cab fai e. acc l'dii- l, u a pole
Police said a. taxi driver

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picked up the man and another
*from a. bar on Centre Street
about 1 a.m., but when she
dropped the man off at his
home, he refused to pay.
Witnesses told police the man
said'he was not going to pay
before running inside, only to
return moments later to reiter-
ate that he would not be pay-
ing ., .
A witness told police that the
man and the other passenger -"
still seated, in the cab -were
arguing about the man's deci-
sion to stiffthe driver when the
confrontation turned physical
Insisting that the man pay his
fare,, the other passenger
stepped out of.the cab and the
man punched him in the eye.
police said
The pair took the fight t,, the
around next to the taxi. prompt-
ing the driver to call police
When police arrived, the
man's wife agreed to pay his
Julian Bronson Stubbs. 29.
-of 305 North 14th St., Feirnan.
dina Beach. is charged with bat-

Break-in atclinic
An unknown individual
broke into the Nassau County-

Health Department clinic on
Mickler Street in Callahan Dec.
27, according to a deputy's
Deputies said the alarm com-
pany contacted a clinic employ-
ee about 7:30 p.m. about.the,
alarrh being set off before reset-
ting itself immediately. One
employee told deputies she
arrived at work-to find the door
to the records room forced
open. Cabinets storing medica-
tions had been pried open and
medications placed on the
counter, but none was missing,
deputies said.
Deputies said there were no
-igns of forced entry into the
building Several items. includ-
inri a bag of pork rinds. wei -
strewn about on the fl.ioi just
inside the main entrance.
according to the report.
EJoseph Michael Kostenski
II. 24. 43062 Pinrridge Drive.
* Callahan. Jan. 3. aggravated bat-
tery with knowledge of victimrn's
Clinton Eugene Murray,
30. 131 South 15th Si. Ferrian-
dina Beach. Jan 2. habitual traf-
fic offender driving with
kiense suspended or revoked

Wilton Lee Sapp Jr., 45,
36341 Holiday Drive, Callahan,
Jan.-1, aggravated assault with
deadly weapon without intent
to kill.
Jessica Lynn Skipper, 23,
206 Lighthouse Circle,
Fernandina Beach; Jan. 1,
Nassau County warrant, fraud-
ulent use of a credit card bond
Michael Lee Johrison, 23,
Jacksonville, Dec. 31, battery
on officer; battery causing bod-
ily harm. ':' .
John Michael-Evert
Bennett, 53, Jacksonville. Dec.
31, attempted murder, posses-
sion of a firearm by a convicted
AndresLabanz, 25, 2510
First Ave Feriandinai Beach.
Dec 31. habitual traffic offend-
er driving with license sus-
pended or revoked
Dallas Richard Morris. 53.
861729 Worthington Drive.
Yulee. Dec 30. aggravated
assault d,,nustic, resisting
arrest without violence
Thomas Ware \Vright. 2;,
54-034 N ichelle Lane, Callahan,
Dec 2y. Nassau County "war-
rant. burglary y- bond .s25,il 2.
grand th.ft bond i.12i.2
Daniel Hrrschiel Donald-

son, 63, 43007 Benbranch Farm
Lane, Callahan, Dec. 29, pos-
session of marijuana more
than 20 grams, narcotic equip-
N Carl Michael Milton, 52,
Jacksonville, Dec. 29, Nassau
* County warrant, possession of
cocaine bond $10,002.
Andrew Peter Anderson
Jr., 47, 54096 Debra Lane,
Callahan, Dec. 28, burglary of
structure, burglary of con-
veyance, larceny petit theft, lar-"
ceny petit theft.
Laura Marie Lolito, 36,
27506 US 1, Hilliard, Dec. 27,
possession of crack cocaine,
possession of paraphernalia,
driving with license suspended
or revoked.
David Alan Grant II. 22,
85092 Jeffrey Ave Yulce, Dec.
27. possession ofI marijuana with
intent to sel. poss-ession of mar-
ijuana less than 20 grams.
John Edwards Wilds, 40,
427 Suuth 14th St Apt F3,
Fernandina Bcach. D-ec. 27,
Nassau County warrant, tral-
lickinr morphine, opium or
derivative- bond ,25.1.x2
Der.ck Javon Jordan. 21,
.'.6105 Kutana Drive. Yuhl.e. Dec
2'7. identity fraud
jpch c.n.if/bneri' sl,idaer ,Cnm



Nassau County proposes to consider the following ordinance affecting
unincorporated Nassau County as shown in the map below:



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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Nassau County Planning and Zoning Board, in their capacity as Local Planning
Agency, will conduct a public hearing to consider the above captioned ordinriance on Tuesday, the 17th of January
2012, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the James S. Page Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida 32097.

Also, be it known that the Nassau County Board of County Commissioners will conduct the first public hearing to
consider transmittal of the above captioned ordinance on Monday, the 13th of February 2012, beginning at 7:00p.m.
at the James S. Page Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee,Florida 32097. Adoption will be scheduled
following the receipt of agency comments and will be similarly advertised.
All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and to be heard. Copies of the proposal and supporting
information are available for inspection in the office of the Nassau County Growth Management Department,
96161 Nassau Place, Yulee, FL 32097, and online at www.nassaucountyfl.com(Departments/Growth
Management/Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan/Draft2030). Comments may also be directed in
writing to the Growth Management Department, e-mailed to agregory@nassaucountyl.com, or received by telephone
at (904) 491-7328. All comments will become part of the record in this matter and subject to Florida's public records

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in this program or activity should contact
the Growth Managemeit Department(904) 491-7328 or Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) orl-800-955-
8770 (V) at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to request such accommodation.

The Planning and Zoning Board and Board of County Commissioners may continue hearings on this matter.
Thomas Ford, Chair
Planning and Zoning Board

Stacy T. Johnson, Chair
Board of County Commissioners



Mr. Wendall celebrates

We grow closer to each other
when we're closer to the
Lord. The common faith
we share binds our hearts
in one accord. Friendship truly means a
lot. When friends gather along with fam-
ily to celebrate your birthday, it
becomes even more special when it's
celebrated in the Lord's house, giving
Him the praise.
Wendall McGahee celebrated his
17th birthday with a gospel celebration
at First Missionary Baptist Church,
where friends came from far and near to
show their love to "Mr. Wendall that's
what friends call him. He is a very spe-
cial young man with a very promising
future and very well-known throughout
the county and state.
This birthday celebration was.a
gospel explosion service with Sis.
Phyllis Alderman presiding and Sis.
Lillian Lambert giving the welcome and
occasion. Other friends included the
Northern District Youth Choir, a poem
by Minister Franklin Betha, solo by Bro.
Terrance Joseph, praise dance by Bro.
Josh Young and Sis. Zana Humphires

and another solo by
Sis. Terrell Webb. The
Pugh sisters came
from Vero Beach to-do
a duet for their friend.
Friendships last a
lifetime when built on
Jesus Christ through-
out each season we
find we are in life. So
NOWAND he thanked the Lord
THEN for giving him true and
_.... faithful friends to laugh
with, cry with and
Maybelle upon whom he can
Kirkland depend.
Reflections came
from his best friend,
Bro. De'Andre Floyd, grandmother Sis.
Katherine McGahee and grandfather
Dea. Robert Blue and a musical presen-
tation by Pastor Lawson Boodie. Avery
special friend, Pastor Terry Pugh, gave
the invitation to discipleship and altar .
call. A very proud mother, Sis. Shantay,
gave words of appreciation and Bro.
Wendell McGahee told them how truly
grateful he was that they came to help

a birthday
him celebrate his birthday in Jesus. The
reception followed in Emma B. Delaney
Fellowship Hall.
Those things which we have learned
and received and heard and seen in me,
do. And the God of Peace shall be with
you. To experience and enjoy a life filled
with the peace of God which passes all
understanding is simply a matter of
doing what I have learned, received,
heard and seen done in others who are
following the dictates of the Bible.
Congratulations, Mr. Wendall
Continue to thank God that you can
enjoy the peace He gives you. Your
peace is not as the world gives, but only
comes through the knowledge you have
of'Him and His overwhelming love for
you. Your friends will stay, giving you
support and, together, your hearts will
truly unite with the love of the Lord.
Birthday wishes to Marquez
Davison, Earl Coleman Sr., Derek
Walker, Melinda Walker, Paul Jones,
Patty McNeil, Rose Jones, James Blue
Jr., Marcus Chatman, Semoria Charles,
Geneva Terry, George Mason, Terrell
Johnson and Elder Harold Jones.

Focus on 'wow photos at special class

In conjunction with the kickoff of the
4th annual Wild Amelia Nature
Photography Con-est, a "Wow! Photos"
full-day nature photography course will
be offered by the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival and-its partner, the city of
Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation
This special course, designed to help
photographers transform their photo-
graphs of nature into stunning eye-
catching images, will be held Saturday.
Jan. 28 from 9 a.m -5 p m at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center. The class
will occur during the nature photogra.
phy contest, for which entries can be
submitted from Jan 1 through April 6.
The contest has categories for anra-
teurs, professionals, adults and children.
The instructor for the "Wow" c,-,urse
is Maria Struss, a professional ph:togra-
pher. The cost is $79 per person
Participants should bring lunch
The class will cover the important
elements of creating photographs that
stand out from the cr.:,wd. win admira-
tion and sometimes, contests! It will
be geared toward photographic creativi-
ti. but it will al[.-, tl:,icb onr essential ele-:
meirts If exposure, aperturetaid'shutter
speed. One thing that can diminish a
photograph is under- or ,ver-exp.i.sure,
so the first 90 minutes will address sim-
ple techniques that can be used with
any type of adjustable camera t,) create a
well-exposed photo
The next 90 minutes will focus on dif-
ferent types of lighting, their user and
the best times of day to photograph dif-
ferent landscapes or wildlife
The next three hours will be devoted
to the art of composition. Included in
that component will be a discussion of
the different types of lenses for cameras
and how different length -from ultra-
wide to telephoto can aid in making a
winning image.
Participants will learn how to blur -
backgrounds to concentrate attention on
the main subject and how to enhance
the emotional impact of the photo
through careful composition. In the final
hour participants will judge a'slide show
of 30 images and participate in a discus-
sion of what aspects of each image add
or detract from what can be award-win-
ning quality.

Registrations will be accepted
through Jan. 20. Seating is limited so
make your reservations as soon as pos-
sible ,at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Pay with cash, check or credit
card. Or register by phone, using a
credit card, by calling the Rec Center at
277-7350. For information call course
planner Steve Leimberg at 491-0474.

The 6th annual Wild Amelia Nature
Festival is scheduled for May 18-20 and
the winning images from the nature
photography contest will be announced
' at the festival on May 19 at 3:30 p.m. For
more information about the Wild Amelia
Nature Festival and/or the nature pho-
tography contest, visit

Nassau Habitat seeks family for Fernandina Beach home
Nassau Habitat wants a family that tion costs and optional appliances. ability to repay their mortgage. Three
can afford to buy a three-bedroom home To be eligible, guidelines call for hundred hours of "sweat equity" is
in Fernandina Beach. For a family meet- annual incomes of: $22,200-$35,880 for a required as part of the process. Nassau
ing the criteria, the home costs about family of 3; or $24,600-$39,840 for a fami- Habitat offers buyers a.zero interest
$525 per month.including taxes, home- ly of 4. mortgage. For information visit
owners' insurance, termite bond and Families are selected based on'their NassauHabitatforHumanity.org/Qualifyi
maintenance escrow. Actual payments need for basic, affordable housing; their ngforHabitatHome. Or call 277-0600 or
may vary based on the final construc- ability to partner with Habitat, and their email NHFH@net-magic.net.

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Lewis and Betty Miller of
Fernandina Beach are cele-
brating their 60th wedding
anniversary. They were mar-
ried Jan. 3, 1952, in
Washington Township, Pa.
She is the former Betty
The Millers have four chil-
dren, son Todd Miller of
Kingsland, Ga., son Lew
(Cindy) Miller of Tacoma,
Wash., daughter Susan Miller
of Fernandina Beach and son
Doug (Dena) Miller of
Fernandina Beach. They
have six grandsons and two

John and Barby Ramsey of
Fernandina Beach celebrated
their 55th wedding anniver-
sary with a cruise of the We-
stern Caribbean on the Italian
ship "The Palsia." Several
couples from Jacksonville and
St. Augustine joined them.
The Ramseys were mar-
ried in Corning, N.Y., on Dec.
30, 1956. They are the par-
ents of one son, Tom of
Birmingham, Ala., and a god-

Mr. and Mrs. Miller

son, Capt. T.J: Britt, stationed
in FortWalton Beach.


Air Force Airman Justin
M. Gibson graduated from
basic military training at
Lac kland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week pro- '
gram that included training in
military discipline and stud-
ies, Air Force core values,
physical fitness and basic war-
fare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Gibson is the son of Rena
Gibson of Jacksonville. He is
a 2010 graduate of Yulee High

Air Force Airman Kiley
iii. ri w rf'a/i i -nic

R. Greathouse graduated
from basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week pro-
gram that included training in
military discipline and stud-
ies, Air Force core values,
physical fitness and basic war-
fare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Greathouse earned dis-
tinction as an honor graduate.
'He is the son of Jan Great-
house of Fernandina Beach.
Greathouse is a.2011 gradu-
ate of Fernandina B, ach High
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Darren and Stephanie
Ridgely of Yulee announce
the birth of a.daughter, Falon
Brooke Ridgely, born at 8:07
a.m. Nov. 9, 2011, at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau. The
baby weighed 7 pounds 7,
ounces and measured 21
inches in length. She joins
siblingsSpencer Ridgely
Trent, 12; Ayden Alligood, 4; -

and KylaAlligood, 4.
The paternal grandparents
are Denise McGaughey of
Live Oak and Guy Ridgely of
Port St Lucie. Maternal
grandparents are Stephen
and Jeanette Hoffman of .
Great-grandparents are
Harley and Carolyn Hoffman
of Daytona Beach.


Alphonso J. Whitfield of College of Art and Design
Fernandina Beach recently with a bachelor of fine arts
graduated from the Savannah degree in photography.


Register now for spring The Evolution of a New Art
term classes offered through Form, with instructor Richard
the Center for Lifelong Olderman, meets Thursdays,
Learning. Classes are held at Feb. 9 through March 15, 1-4
the Florida State College p.m. For more information,
Betty P Cook Nassau Center contact Olderman at 261-2544.
in Yulee and St. Peter's Amelia Island Backwater
Episcopal Church in Fishing, with instructor
Fernandina Beach. Lawrence Piper, meets
The Center for Lifelong Thursdays, Feb. 16 through
Learning program has served March 15, 6-8 p.m.
over 1,200 students since the Classes at St. Peter's.
fall of 2000. Classes offered Episcopal Church include:
for spring term are listed Crime Scene Nassau,
below. The registration fee for with instructor Sarah Bell,
each class is $50, with the meets Tuesdays; Feb. 7
exception of the Digital through March 13,,10 a.m.-
Camera class, which is $40. noon.
Classes at Florida State Oenology 101- How to
College Nassau Center Enjoy Wine, with instructor
include: Robert Weintraub, meets
Chinese Folk Religion, Tuesdays, Feb. 7 through
with instructor James Kemp, March 20, 1-3 p.m.
meets Tuesdays, Feb. 7-28, Treasure Hunting 101,
from 10 a.m.-noon with instructor Scott Jensen,
How to use a Digital meets Tuesdays, Feb. 14
Camera, with instructor through March 6, 6-8 p.m.
Wayne Howard, meets James Joyce: Dubliners,
Wednesday, Feb. 8-22, 1-2 with instructor Bernie
p.m. McCabe, meets Wednesdays,
Image Editing for Digital Feb. 1 through March 21, 10
Photographers, with instruc- a.m.-noon.
tor Wayne Howard, meets Comparative Mythology,
Wednesday, Feb. 8 through with instructor Nancy
March 14, 3-4:30 p.m. Dickson, meets Thursdays,,
ITurned on the Feb. 9 through March 15, 10
Computer. Now What?, with a.m.-noon.
instructors Ken Ward and Great Decisions 2012,
Catherine Hodges, meets with instructor Peter Johnson,
Thursday, Feb. 9 through meets Thursdays, Feb. 2
March 15, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 through March 22, 2-4 p.m.
p.m. For more information, Contact the Nassau Center
contact Ken or Catherine at at 548-4432 for registration
548-4467. assistance or for further infor-
The Art of Photography: mation.

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Steve Leimberg's "Great Egret Reaching" is an example lof a "wow" photo
that Wild Amelia's day-long photo class on Saturday, Jan. 28 can help pho-
tographers of all levels of experience to capture. "







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The decorations have been put away and
the last of the fruitcake has been eaten. All the
ringing, singing great cheer has fallen silent.
Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra's wisecracking
Christmas album has been put back in the
racks for another year and the kids and grand-
kids have gone back to their own homes. It's
so quiet around here that I can hear the fire-
place logs popping in the next room.
Pop, pop, pop. I've got them dirty, low-down
after Christmas blues.
I should've seen this coming. The same
thing happens every year, you know. I get all
caught up in the razzle-dazzle merriment and
spirit of the season and forget that it doesn't go
on forever. Somehow, every year, I manage to
delude myself into believingthat that this is the
year that will be different. This will be the
year we start celebrating the holiday season
around Thanksgiving and go right on celebrat-
ing well into January, or even February some-
One winter when I was a young man in the
Navy, we spent the entire holiday period in a
Spanish.resort city because the skipper wanted
to reward us for all the hard work and the sac-
rifice of being away from our families back'
home. I've never seen such a celebration. The
Spanish people celebrate Christmas right up to
Jan. 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, also known
as the Feast of the Three Kings.
Talk about a treat. In Spain you get not only
the weeklong celebration between Christmas
and New Year's Day but another whole week -

I until the Epiphany. It's like
Mardi Gras. The laughter and
partying and merry making
seems like it'll go on forever.
It's a big deaL
Here, it's Christmas and
New Year's and then blam-
mo the doldrums of winter
/ with nothing in between. It's
not like we don't have the
CUP OF Feast of the Epiphany on our
JOE calendars. We do. Problem is,
with the exception of a few
religions in this country, we
Joe Palmer don't observe it. And that's
too bad. We're missing a
great opportunity to make holiday season
last a little bit longer before cruel January and
February blows their cold breath into our
So now here we are already two weeks out
from Christmas and a week into the New Year
and I catch myself wondering, where in the
heck did it go so fast this time? Maybe it's just
part of getting older, this inward looking and
pondering about holidays past in which I've
been engaged these past few days. After all,'
there are exactly the same number of days
between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
and Christmas Day and New Year's Day and
Thanksgiving and Christmas as there ever
were, aren't there? Well, aren't there?
Then why does it seem to go by so quickly
with each passing year? It must have some-.


Re: "Shocking and awesOme, Dec'
(The letter writer) is so right when
she questions the usefulness of the
sidewalk on 14th Street from Sadler
to the roundabout. I have never seen
anyone using this sidewalk. It must
have cost a fortune as it has been under
construction for months and appar-
ently still requires work. Perhaps the
News-Leader can tell us how much and
Meanwhile residents in the near-
by Simmons Road and Will Hardee
Road hrea have been asking for a safe
walk to the beach for years. There is
already a sidewalk on Simmons begin-
ning at Will Hardee and going part
way to the beach. It would be won-
derful if this sidewalk could go all the
way, or even most of the way, to the.
beach. Simmons Road is not safe here
for walkers or bike riders, especially if,
they are children or seniors, because
of its curves and unwelcoming shoul-
(The letter writer) asks that plan-
ners. engineers, politicians and cuomi-
munity-minded folks work together to-
get this walkway built. There must be
cooperation between city and county..
Let's keep it simple and make it hap-
pen. Indeed'that would be awesome!
Margaret Barovich
Fernandina Beach

nuclear capability
,In the race for the 2012 presidency.
there are two major sides/opinions
regarding the problems posed by Iran
developing nuclear technology and
what to do about it. This may seem
heresy, coming from staunch American
sources, but each of the arguments
has some merit and each cause logical
First, allowing Iran to develop what-
ever it wants scares the wits out of
most of us. Under this concept, one
believes that if unchecked by what is
.considered rational, religious behav-
ior, a real and consistently imminent
threat exists. Given the fact that
Christianity has been at war with
Islamic faiths for centuries makes this
a popular belief. It can also be said that
since no religious-belief is less than
sincere, and no unchecked religious
behavior is possible, these alone make
this concept the only one worthwhile
in a real world scenario.
However, consider that the politi-
cal/religious/military threats currently
facing most nations originate from the
have-not countries of the world.
Wonder why? Religion masks the basis
for most onerous threats, with the ima-
mates of the east casting long shadows
to maintain ascendancy. This does not
denigrate sincere spirituality, but it
does it no long-term good, and the pop-
ulace most affected are the ones least
likely to be able to separate hyperbole.

In moderation, it has to be remem-
bered that we have very real Islamic
allies. Consider-that we have peace-
fully co-existed with Turkey for years,
despite the differences between
Greece and that country. In reality we
are on more-or-less friendly terms with
most of the Islamic world Does that
mitigate the theory that all Islam is
Acceptance or endorsement of the
belief that we have to interfere with
Iran lends some'assurance that we will
be protectedby our technologically
superior weapons, and that our ability
to impose our will on lesser nations is
only for our own protection To some
degree, this has to be true and is, in
fact, supported by rnost countries But
is it morally and legally correct or nec-
essary? Just a- importantly. is it in the
best, long-term interests of America?
A reaction is defined as something
done in response to a situation, event
or stimuli. In this argument, it means
that rather then passively deterring or
ignoring an :-vent.an action is taken to
avenge or intervene in the event Such
is the case with preventiriglrn'dnvel-
-oping a nukl:ai capabillty .
On the other side of the issue is
the belief that America can be proac-
tive; rather than reactionary In oppo-
sition to reacting, a higher level of
social stratification exists, one that
allows deterrence through ihe use of
undeniable strength. The basis for this
stratification is the existing and emerg-
ing technology that America uses and
implements in some of its more diffi-
cult and dangerous relationships, cou-
pled with an advanced infrastructure.
One plausible scenario, the goal of
which is limiting foreign threats to
America, is the proactive approach
whereby America would implement
total deterrence defenses. This takes
the form of combining defense and
deterrence by using total annihilation;
of severely offensive infrastructure,
homes and lines of communication as
well as impenetrable homeland, border
and interest protection. Under this sce-
nario, there is no need to.kill the enemy
or to have.a military presence in a for-
eign country; simply destroying their
infrastructure is enough, when cou-
pled with an impenetrable defense of
our homeland.
President Ronald Reagan was the
first to see the benefits.of a proactive
approach to security. He proposed a
massive protective shield. In his time
it was termed "Star Wars," and was
belittled by politicos and the media.
Had it continued to the goal originally
set, it would now offer the protection
for which it was intended.
The point of a proactive.approach is
not to intimidate or threaten, but to
protect and to strengthen. The pro-
tective aspects are pretty much self-
explanatory. They strengthen aspects
related to America's ability to rebuild
itself without the cost of war and con-'
stant military presence in too many
places. We have let our borders go for


Sfar too long, we have ignored our indus-
tries far too long, we have ignored
immigration far too long. we have not
kept the pride of our nation for far too
'long, we have let'Congress and the
Supreme Court walk all over our
rights, liberties and creativity far too
We have alternatives, and some of
our 2012 candidates are looking at
these, rather than sticking theii h,-ads
in the sand. After all. il you sl;, k yi.uri
head in the sand, you know what
Harry Toland
Piney Island

World Order
Did you notice who Obama threat-
ened when he wasn't getting his way
on raising the debt ceiling? He'threat-
ened tb not pay Social Security, mili-
tary, Social Security disability and fed-
eral retirees. He did not threaten to
stop payments to illegal aliens, or offer
to fire some of the thousands of unnec-
essary federal employees that he hired,
or to not pay the senators and repre-
sentatives or any of their staff, or to
take benefits away from welfare recip-
ients, or to cut foreign aid, and he cer-
tainly did not threaten to cut back on
anything that involved his base voters.
We are losing our freedoms from
gradual encroachment by those in
authority, and it is not only this admin-
istration, it has been happening for

decade -s '
Y,'u can find a full report on Sen.
Tom Coburn'd website. but here is
some of the things your taxes are going
fto Check'it out, it is happening:
$113,227'for a "video game preserva-
tion center" in New York; $550,000 for
a documentary about how rock music
contributed to the collapse of the Soviet
Union; $350,000 to support, an
International Art Exhibitionrin Venice,
Italy; $10 million for a remake of
"Sesame Street" for Pakistan They ar e
taking our money and sending billions
to foreign countries who are riot our
In my opinion it is imperative fdr cit-
izens to become informed about what.
our government is doing to destroy
our freedoms. Personally I don't think
any American is worthy of citizenship
if they refuse to become informed
about what our elected officials are
doing to take away our sovereignty.
No American is worthy of the few free-
doms we still have if they don't attend
city and county commission meetings.
No American is worthyto enjoy a good
lifestyle ifethey don't at least knowyour
local officials (most importantly the
sheriff) and hold them accountable to
know and uphold the Constitution and
the Bill of Rights. No American is wor-
thy to own any property if they are not
aware of Agenda 21. No American is
worthy to feel free from fear if they
are not aware of Shariah law. No
American is worthy of being free to
worship God as they choose if they

.are'not aware of the godless One World
the government is trying to enforce.
No American deserves to be free tb live
if they are not aware of the FEMA con-
centration camps and what they are
going to be used for. No American who
has a family will be able to protect
them if they dop't get educated as to
what their lives are going to be like if
we don't do something now to change
,our course in America.
People who are afraid to face the
truth, who are too darn complacent,
lazy, ignorant or all three to admit we
have a government that is destroying
the land of the free, does not deserve
to live here. They have fed us small
doses of socialism until they have
weakened.our economy to the point we
feel helpless. We are becoming a soci-
ety that resembles Nazi Germany,
Fascist Italy, the former Soviet Union
and Communist China. Regardless of
Nazism, Marxism, Communism or
Secularism, they are always in conflict
with religion. None of the above was
successful, and a new godless One
World Order will not be successful
either. It is just another name for what
has been tried and not worked.
Our freedoms are being destroyed.
We are being betrayed by those we
thought would guard our liberties. God
bless America, let us wake up before
we are forced to realize the America we
once knew is totally gone, and we are
no longer the land of the free.
Pat Eubank
Fernandina Beach


Public not

This year during the legislative session we
will again see attempts to do away with public
notice specifically public notice in print
media. Those efforts are usually pushed by
those who view public notice as a nuisance.
They generally argue that no one reads public
notice ads in newspapers. That argument is
not accurate and more importantly ignores the
very purpose of public notice..
Those pushing for the elimination of public
notice apparently fail to understand that pro-
viding notice to the public particularly when
your property is about to be taken, or when
the local government is about to vote on a
budget or a land use issue goes to the very
core of our system of government. In Florida,
where we pride ourselves on our tradition of
"government in the sunshine," the idea of pro-
viding the citizens less information about the
actions of government does violence to the
principle of open government. This is especial-


ice and preservation

ly the case when your principles upon which this nation were found-
property rights are at ed. Our Founding Fathers viewed property
stake. rights as a sacred inalienable right. The
There is one proposal Virginia Declaration of Rights written in 1776
this year that would harm specifically stated that all people have the
property rights-in the inherent right to "the enjoyment of life and lib-
mortgage foreclosure erty" as well as "the means of acquiring and
arena. The proposal would possessing property."
effectively do away with While actual notice to the person in the
Kottkamp' public notice in print form of a certified letter is probably the best
media and drive all of the notice, what if you can't find the person? This
business to a for-profit is where public notice is really important.
company's website. Over the last few years Putting an ad in the local newspaper casts a
there have been huge problems with foreclo- much larger net. It tells the world we are
sure fraud and even cases of people's homes about to take this person's property forever
being improperly foreclosed. Why would we and if you know him, please tell him. Public
want to make it harder for people to find out notice in this context demonstrates that as a
their property rights are being impacted? society we truly value a person's property
To eliminate public notice, particularly rights and want to give that person every
when you are talking about taking someone's opportunity to know that they are about to be'
property forever, is really an attack on the core deprived of their property.

of liberty

Taking public notice out of newspapers
would also disproportionately hurt those that
can least afford it the elderly and minorities.
Why? Because study after study shows that a
large percentage of people 65 and older don't
use the Internet and an equally large number
of minorities don't have access to the Internet.
For that reason Associated Industries of
Florida, NAACP, the Florida Association of
Black Owned Media, AARP, the Florida Press
Association, Citizen Advocate Lisa Epstein of
Foreclosure Hamlet and others have opposed
efforts to take public notice out of newspapers.
Whether dealing with the actions of gov-
ernment, or taking someone's property we
must make sure we keep the public noticed -
in doing so we will help preserve our liberty.
Jeff Kottkamp was Florida's 17th lieutenant
governor He is in an attorney in Tallahassee
and he represents the Keep the Public Noticed

Lowdown post-Christmas blues

thing to do with the aging process. That's the
only thing I can think of. Ask any kid and he
will tell you it seems like forever to him.
Maybe that's because when we're young we
still have so much to look forward to. So much
of our world lies before us like unopened
Christmas packages when we're children. The
world is a great big shiny bauble on a fresh-cut
tree and it fills our senses and fires our imagi-
nations. Santa Claus lives at the North Pole
and the'day after he delivers toys to boys and
girls all over the world, he's back home in his
cozy workshop with his legions of elves getting
ready to do it all over again.
Christmas never ends at the North Pole,
only here among us where the big shiny
bauble becomes tarnished and the needles on
the tree dry out and fall on the carpet like bit-
ter drops of rain.
Each year, my wife and I watch "The Polar
Express". The narrator is a lad who doubts the
magic of Christmas. He and a bunch of other
kids are whisked away on a mystical train to
the North Pole on Christmas Eve. The gift he
takes home is one of Santa's sleigh bells. As
long as he believes in Santa Claus and the
magic of Christmas, he can hear the bell ring,
even into his old age, where the story ends.
I love that story. It brings out the child in
me every year when we watch it. And then two
weeks out from Christmas, I'm feeling bluesy
and depressed.
Maybe I just don't believe enough.

FRIDAY. JANUARY 6.2012 NEWS News-Leader


Lifeboats, cruise ships and

Down the stairs, over the steel
threshold and out the double doors
we stepped. As we did, the balmy air
and ocean breeze began peeling lay-
ers of fatigue off our lives. We were
on vacation. 'Though landing on a
cruise ship was not our pick, our
daughter and son-in-law had invited
us. For us, being with them made it
one of the most beautiful places we
could possibly be.
Now I had no idea just how big a
cruise ship really was, but as people
streamed out the side doors and onto
the lifeboat deck, I began to figure it
out. There were over 3,000 passen-
gers alone, not to mention the 1,500
staff and crewrrembers keeping
things afloat.
Mind you, I didn't come up with
those numbers by myself; the cap-

tain told us. In
either case, the
bright orange
lifeboats, flores-
cent vests worn by
the crew and
mandatory partici-
pation by each pas-
senger made it
very clear the
PlfPTl safety drill we were
NOTES undergoing was
extremely impor-
Pastor Line by line,
Rob Goyette row by row, they
positioned us in
the very place, God forbid, we would
have to abandon ship should it z
become necessary. It was there, in
that cramped, uncomfortable place,

that a few interesting thoughts car
to mind.
The first thing was that, when i
comes to being saved, we're all on
equal footing. Whether rich or poo
well-known or not, lifeboats are no
segregated. From the most affluent
passengers with estate rooms and
exclusive ocean views, to those jus
glad .to be on the ship, the idea of
needing to use a lifeboat leveled u
alL That revelation, coupled with t
thought that a provision was in pla
to save everyone, had me consider
ing some weighty matters.
Though a sinking cruise ship is
almost unheard of nowadays, a sin
ing person is not. I see it all the tin
From broken families to broken in
viduals, people are struggling all
around. Beyond that, even for those

knowing the

me who outwardly are cruising along Titanic,
just fine, without accepting Jesus as room in
t savior, ultimately we'll all perish, survive.
That, by the way, is not my idea but Scriptur
Dr, what the Bible says very plainly. God's he
At Consider this familiar verse in light "The
it of what I'm saying. His pror
"For God so loved the world that slackne,
st he gave His only begotten Son, that ward, no
whosoever believes in Him should ish, but
s not perish, but have everlasting life. repentai
he For God sent not His Son into the As fo
ice world to condemn the world: but that decided
r- the world through Him might be instruct
saved. He that believes on Him is not all. Life t
s condemned: but he that believes not those wl
ik- is condemned already, because he trust in
ne. has not believed in the name of the and the,
idi- only begotten Son of God." (John Robe;
3:16-18) .- Living V
se The good news is, unlike the


on this ship there's enough
the lifeboats for everyone to
And that, according to the
e, is the burning desire of
Lord is not slack concerning
nise, as some men count
ss; but is longsuffering to us-
)t willing that any should per-
that all should come to
nce." (2 Peter 3:9)
r me and my house, we've
to pay close attention to the
ions God has set forth for us
eternal is in His Son. For
ho repent and place their
Him, death has lost its sting
grave its victory.
rt L Goyette is pastor of
Waters World Outreach Center.


Attention all churches and
neighbors of Prince Chapel AM E
Church, the pastor and members
will begin the New Year with a
revival at 7 p.m. today. Come and
revive yourselves for 2012. The
Rev. P Tucker, Pastor. Bro.
Charles L Albert, Pro-Tern.
Taiz service
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
will host a'Taiz6 service on Jan. 8
at 6 p.m. The service to be used
is based on the ecumenical prayer
services of the monastic commu-
l; ty in Taiz6, France. It includes
chanting, a short reading from
Scripture,.a psalm, an order for
prayers of the people and times of
silence. The community is invit-
ed. For information call 261-4293
or Visit stpertersparish.org.
Dulimer ensemble
The Island Dulcirner
Ensemble wilt provide the special
music during worship at New.
Vision Congregational Church,
UCC on Jan. 8 at 10a.m. This
service for Breaking Up
Ctli 'strmias will feathie the music
-if illountain dulcimer, hammered
dulcimer and mandolin, adding
inspiration to l he worship experi-
The tradition of Breaking Up
Christmas dates.back several ceh-'
turies where'it originated in
homes in the mountains of West
Virginia and North Carolina. It is.
lively gathering, often including
dance, which celebrates the 12th
day of Christmas and the begin-
ning of the Epiphany season.
Persons interested in joining
the ensemble should contact Jane
Lindberg at janelindberg@bell-
south.net or 277-7195. New-
Vision worships each Sunday at
10 a.m. at 96074 Chester Road in
Yulee. Visit www.NewVision
Contact the Rev. Mary Kendrick.
Moore at (904) 238-1822.
Beth Moore study
In January, women of the com-
munity are invited to join in a

Beth Moore Study of Esther; It's
Tough Being a Woman. This nine-
week Bible study on the book of
Esther will begin Jan. 10 from 10
a.m.-noon in Jim Thomas Hall of
First Presbyterian Church, 9 N.
Sixth St. Call 261-3837 to register.
Study guides will be avaialble for
$15 each.
Faithlink Encounters
Memorial United Methodist
Church will introduce Faithlink
Encounters, a new concept in dis-.
cussing current events in the
world arid: how they connect to
our lives,; beginning Wednesday,
Jan. 11. Each week, a different
current event will be presented
for open discussion. The format
will includethe introduction of
the topic and discussion of the:
news coverage. There is also a'
core Bible passage for reference
that will be used from time to
time. All are welcome. The topic
Jan. 11 will be Preventing Child
Abuse: The Penn State Scandal.
There will be a group meeting at
"the Pal tin Center Pai lor on
Centre Sireet beginning at 6:15
p.m. and a group at O'Kaneslrish
Pub & Eaieily on Centre Steet
beginning at 6 15 p.m. For infor-
mation ciintacI Pastor Hollie at .
hollieo'nmuniCOnline.com. r

Community concert
St Pettc's Commrriunity
Concert Seri -s \will pri esenti
"Seasons of Love" Jan 13, at 7
p.m. Featul intg vocalisr Dian,
Parrish and pianist Ira Pirtmnan,
the conceal I will present songs
from the Broadway musicals
"Wicked," "South Pacific," -
"Cabaret," "Les Miserables,"
"White Christmas" and others.
The concert will beheld in St:
Peter's sanctuary No tickets are
necessary, but a love offering will
be taken at the door. A reception
will follow in Burns Hall. For
information contact Jan Smith or
Rich Smith at St. Peter's, 261-4293
or rsmiith@stpetersparish.org.,
Destiny Fulfilled.Christian
Ministry, 528 S. Eighth St.,

Fernandina Beach, is teaching on.
a profound subject in the Word of
God (Adonai), the feast and festi-
vals of the Bible. Come out and
learn about the death, burial-and.
resurrection of Jesus (Yeshua)
through the feast, and festivals,
every Thursday, through Jan. 19.
For information call 583-8512.
Bible teacher
New Life Christian Fellowship,
2701 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville
invites you to hear respected
Bible teacher and authorRick. -.
Renner on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m.
'Renner has wrirren ni'ioe than 20
books arid is a leader in the inter-
national Christian community. He
and his wife, Denise, are the.
founders of the Good News
Association of Pastors and
Churches. For in formnatioii visit
www.nlcf.org i call the- church
office at (904) 22:31-6,:.f
Grief share
SGriefSh hai;, ii:ov Iliy I and sup-'
port group sessions meet Wd-
nesdays froni i3-S p ni ilthiiugh ii "
Feb. 1ai. Fil rs Baptisr Church.
1 600 S. Eighth St, Fernandina
BPac Gli ifShaitreis a video serni-.
inar series ithat featilres so ii- O t .
ilie natin's lui emiosr Christiran .
exp -r ts on _i If and IcC'v\'-i y top-
its as sec-.I LI a~l'l ;l bib!i,-al r"--.i'
specii\.e Cliildcare i' prisd.l-d
Call 261-361 11o inoli lt atiiun
Clothes giveaway
N wv. Ji i.isalern' H i I C
holds a free [,.,lth.-s gi- eaway Ithi
third SaluIdaiy if rhe niorith LmUn
8 a.m.-noon at'816 South 1-th St.
For inlorniation call 491l-7669 or!
Kim Sti an!geat 415-8360.
Donations needed
Harbolr Shores Ministries is a
nonprofit organization that.each-
es out to fteedy families in the
local community. It accepts tax-
deductible donations to help local'
needs. Your items may be given
'to a family in need or liquidated
to supply food, clothes,.furniture,
etc. Call 225-0963 to sc hedule
your items to be picked up.
Donations are tax-deductible.

Dance experience an. 21

For the News-Leader

Dances of Universal Peace will be host-
ed by New Vision Congregational Church
oon Saturday, Jan. 21 from 4-6 p.m. The
dances are spiritual practice in motion.
This transformative spiritual practice sets
scriptures and sacred phrases from-the
world's spiritual traditions to music and
movement. Through music and move-
ment together, the dances invoke a sense
ofunity, joy, compassion and peace, touch-
ing the spiritual essence within ourselves.
The dances originated from Sufi
teacher and Zen master Samuel L Lewis
and are considered his crowning life
achievement. From the beginning of time,
sacred movement, song and history have
brought people together at times of sea-
sonal ceremony and celebration, as part of
everyday life and life passages, in daily'
renewal and meditation. The.Dances of.
Universal Peace are part of this timeless
tradition of sacred dance.
The, dances will be led. by DiAnahita
Kanoy, dance mentor and retreat leader.
Kanov nioved to the Ocala area in 1988 and
opened a beautiful retreat center in the
Ocala Foresi thai hosts monthly dances.
and many weekend retreats "Spreading
love, harmony -and beauty through the
Dances of Universal Peice is one of my life.
purposes." said Kanoy. Florida is fortu-
nate to have this unique dance tradition in
the re-gion thanks to her leadership and

sustained vision for growing the Dances of
Universal Peace community. Kanoy is also
professor emeritus of public speaking at
Central Florida College, where her exem-
plary teaching has touched the lives of
thousands of students.
S"Music and dance offer us an active
and inspiring' avenue tod God arid we arn
excited to host this unique spiritual prac-
tice for our community," said the Rev.
Mary Moore,.pastor. "Music, mantra and
movement are all paths to our soul. And
when our soul is opened in the presence
of another, a seed is planted for universal
peace ., .
No musicalor'dance experience of any
kind is.requiied. Everyone is welcome
and dancers do not need a partner. Each
person's individual participation is invited
through simple folk dance movements
done in a circle. Wear.comfortable cloth-
ing and socks. A donation of $5 per person
is suggested.
In the tradition of the dances' founder,
who invited people to eat, dance, and pray
rogethei. a simple potluck meal will fellow.
For more, information visit
New Vision is a new church start of the
United Church of Christ and worships
each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96074 Chester
Road in Yulee To learn nmoi (. visit www.
NewVisionCon reuationalChurch org,
find them on Facebook oi contact the Rev
Mary Kendriick Moore at 19i04) 238-1._22

Neweginnings: A conversation group

Are you looking flot a place to explore
your spirituality and faith' New Vision
Congregational Church, UCC is intro-
ducing a new conversation group that
offers an informal setting to [alk about
life and faith The first session will meet for
six weeks on Wednesdays from 7-'S30
p.m, beginning Jan. 18.
- The theme for the series is New
Beginnings and will.invite conversation
about new ideas and new beginnings that
are characteristic with the beginning, of the
New Year.- '
A theme for discussion will include
clearing out the clutter in our mind that
keeps us from embracing our spirit. In
this group, you will have the freedom to
express any kooky notion you might have
and ask anything you want without fear

that your ideas will be rejected.
New Visiun members Justin Bell and
Janet Streit will facilitate the group "Both
Justin and Janet have engaged deeply in
their own spirillial reflection and I amn
excited about this opportunity to welcome
others to explore their life and soul with
the-m," said the Rev: Mary Kendrick
Moore, pastor of New Vision. ..
New Vision is a new church start of the
United Church of Christ that desires to
bring a new vision for openness and a pro-
gressive worship style to Nassau County.
Worship is held each Sunday at 10 am.
at 96074 Chester Road in Yulee, in space
provided by the Springer Controls
Company Contact. Moore at (904) 238-
1822. Visit www.NewVisionCongri-egational.

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Sunday W orship..............................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA..........:.............6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ..:...........6:30 pm
941017 Old Nasauvilie Road- County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034,

This space available.
Call one of our
AD-visors to help you
reserve this space for
your upcoming events
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ask for Candy, Christy

In the heart of
9 N. 6" Street
Bruce Lancaster
Senior Pastor.
Worship 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:50am
ie Nursery
',II '.:.ulh A iunsl,

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor. Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service lO:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschodl and Children Activities
Cwar of Bu1canne Tr & curbing Ro. Fe-nadinL a Bch
For More Information cal:.261-9527

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Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffA1A at entrance to Onmi Resort
Amelia Island Plantation

Rev. Jose Kallukalamr

'Saturday Vigil Mass- 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Meihodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am 9:30am 11am 12:30pm
Daily Mass- 8:30 am Mon., Wed., Thus & Fri.
6pm- Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
S Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-277-6566

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship
SAT.. .6:00 pm
SUN .9:30 am
' WED .7:00 pm
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On A1A I mile west of Amelia Island
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at 10:00 am
96074 -hes.er Road in 'ulee
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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 amrn
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team.Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday I-79.Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age,
Groups Including Youth
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85971 Harts Rd., West 904-223-128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225-0809

Innovative Style, Contempoary Mus.,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am-
Nursery Provided
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A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of Al People
Sunday New Members Clas 9 a.m-
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. very Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.Ministries:
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- 17982 N. Main Street, Jacksonville
(Just south of Yulee on US 17)
Sunday School 9:30 AM'
Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 PM
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:00 PM
Dr. Dave Lawson

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School- ........I..... 9:4SA.M.
Worship'Service.......... .. 10:SSA.M.
DIscipleship Training ......... 6:OOP.M.
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736 Bonnlevlew.Road (amoss from Sadu 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 Morning Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 5:00pm 7:00pm Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m
Nursery Provided Bus Ministry Available
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7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist '
8:15 a.m. Breakfast Burns HallI
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The Fernandina Beach High School Pirates visited the Yulee Hornets
Wednesday night. The Pirates shut out the district foe 5-0. The half-
time score was 3-0. Shane Goodman scored three goals for the
Pirates; Conner Nelson and Jan Paul scored one apiece. Nelson,
takes aim on a penalty kick, above. A Yulee player and FBHS's
Nathan Fischer go one-on-one, left. Below. left, a Hornet player
dodges a steal. Below, a Hornet takes control of the ball for Yulee.
Bottom row from left; Pirates Cameron Snyder,- Paul and Sam
Bridwell in action.



Pirates win

by 8 points

at Baldwin

lVeo s Leader
0 The Pirates, were back in
..a C7n.. ac:Tuesday"aftr.winning
S, .,... .-. ,eth- unt champion "i, n ,
SYu lee last e-k'he Fernan-
dina Beach High School boys
basketball team topped the
host Baldwin Indians 55-47
The Pirates led 9-5 after a
quarter but by just a point at
halftime. Baldwin had the
lead after tir~erquarters, 41-
"". " -36. ThePirates rallied in the
fourth, outlsoring the Indians
19-6 for the win.
Logan Vendola was the
leading scorer for FBHS with
..16 points. He also had two
Rebounds and three steals
Jordan McIntosh had 13
points, eight rebounds, an
assists, seven blocks and
three steals. David Booker
had nine points, four
rebounds and five steals.
n,.The Pirates travel to Yulee
tonight. Varsity tilt's 7:30 p.m
.hn m.Blwi a h

Sickle trait car
n 2007, Steelers' safety Ryan Clark had a,
good game against the Denver Broncos
in the cool mountain air of Denver's Mile
High Stadium. But after the game, he
began to develop severe abdominal pains. He
did not recall any weird .or unusual hits dur-
ing the game but knew that this was definite-
ly something out of the ordinary. It was so
bad, in fact, that when the team was.prepar-
ing to leave, he couldn't get on the airplane."
and was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Tests showed Clark had developed a
splenic;infarction, a condition in which oxy-
gen supply to the spleen is interrupted, lead-
ing to tissue death. In addition, Clark had suf-
fered damage to his gall bladder. Both of
these conditions were brought on by his sick-
le cell disease and worsened by the thin air of
Colorado. IHe was taken to the operating
room: where his spleen and his gall bladder
were removed. He lost 30 pounds during his
recovery from sui-gery.
Red blood cells transport oxygen within.
the blood. Sickle cell disease is a genetic dis-
order that affects the shape of the red blood
cell, causing it to form a curved or sickle
shape instead ofthe normal rounded shape.
This affects the performance of the cell as
well as causing stacking of cells, which can
lead to blockage of blood flow through
Sickle cell trait is a condition in which
there is one gene for the formation of sickle
hemoglobin and one for the formation of nor-'
mal hemoglobin. Sickle cell trait occurs in
one out of every 10 African-Americans.
Usually, people with sickle cell trait do not,
have any medical problems, they can lead
normal lives and they do not develop sickle
cell disease.
Athletes with sickle trait are not prevented
from any sports participation, but complica-
tions can occur in conditions of dehydration,
extreme exertion and poor oxygenation.
According to data from the National Athletic
Trainers"Association, over the past seven
years, collapse during exercise due to compli-
cations from sickle cell trait has killed nine

zbe a concern
Devard Darling is a wi,:l:
receiver for the NFL's
Kansas City Chiefs wh.- lost
his twin brother. Devaughn,
to complications froro sickle
cell trait in 2001
VWe both learned we had
sickle cell trait during our
freshman year at Florida
State." Darling said "But
.even knowing the risks at'
SPORTS the time, my brother died on
the practice field before his
MEDICINE 19th birthday."
G After Devaughn's death,
GREGORY team doctors would then not
SMITH, M.D. clear Devard to play so he
transferred to Washington
S* ~ State to finish out his col-
lege career.
Fortunately, Clark did recover and has'
gone on to be a very solid free safety for
Pittsburgh and is the team's leading tackler.
However, when the Steelers play at Denver in
the AFC wildcard game Sunday afternoon,,
Clark will not suit up. While many players
with sickle cell trait have played in Denver
without problem, Clark has an additional
underlying genetic condition that compounds
the problem.
"Ryan is a unique case, where it's the sick-
le cell trait in combination with some other
pre-existing medical issue that creates it,"
Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin said.
Despite being given medical clearance to
play, Tomlin felt, given the fact that this was_
not without some risk, Clark should.sit '
"His physical health, his well being, of
course, is paramount," Tomlin said.
This column is written to discuss issues
regarding sports, medicine and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replacement for treat-
ment by a doctor It is designed to offer guide-
lines on the prevention, recognition and care of
injuries and illness. Specific concerns should be
discussed with a physician. Mail questions to
Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite
204, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Call 261-
8787 or visit www.gsmithmd.com.


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The Hilliard Middle-Senior High School girls basketball team captured the county
championship Dec. 30 in Yulee during the annual Johnny T. Smith tournament. And
the Lady Flashes accomplished that feat without one of their best defensive players.
Senior captain Logan Geiger underwent anterior cruciate ligament surgery the night of
the championship game; she completely tore her ACL Nov. 28 during the Lady
Flashes' matchup with Providence. The day after clinching the county crown, the Lady
Flashesvisited Geiger to share the trophy with her. The Lady Flashes defeated West.
Nassau to move on to the title game. They improved to 13-2 with a 70-23 win over the
Fernandina Beach Lady Pirates. Pictured are, front, Kayla Jones; sitting on the swing
from left, Kiersten Pace, Geiger, Bria Saunders; standing from left, Coach'Tara
Franklin, Abbie Dortch, Emmalee Smith, Caroline Cochrane, Kasha Austin, Erika
Wade, Miriah Durrance, Haley Simpkins and Coach Molly Whittenburg. Story, 10A.


FBHS girls

shut out

Yulee 80

Returning from the holi-
day hiatus, the Lady Pirate
soccer team continued its
winning ways, blanking visit-
ing Yulee 8-0 Wednesday.
The Fernandina Beach
High School girls soccer
team boasts a 10-1-1 record
while Yulee dropped to 7-6..
Liba Buchanan scored a
trio of goals for the Lady
Pirates, Lauren Moule had a
pair and the team got one.
apiece from Casey Knight,
Perrin Bille and Janica
Ashley Kinsley had two
assists and Anna Bridwell,
Bille and Moule had onO
The Lady Pirates played
Thursday at Raines and are
on the road to Providence
tonight.'The home finale is
Tuesday with Bishop Kenny.


YuleItde League
'1 Yulee Little League will hold registration
every Saturday in January from 10 a.m to 1
p.m. at the Yulee Ballpark. Players may also
register from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 4 and
from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 6-10.
Fee is $85. Bring two proofs of residency
along with athlete's birth certificate. For infor-
mation, refer to YLL's Facebook page.

Join the Nassau County Gator Club for a
New Year social at The Ritz-Cariton, Amelia
Island at 6 p.m. Jan. 20. Meet in the Lobby
Lounge to reconnect after the holidays and
plan for the 2012 season. Food and bever-
ages are on your own. For information contact
Tommy Roberts at aiflgators@comcastnet.

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.
.All boys and girls ages 10-14 are eligible
*and will compete in their respective age divi-
sions. Last year more than 170,000 sharp-,
shooters participated in more than 3,000 local
All contestants on the local level are recog-
nized for their participation in the event Par-
ticipants are 'required to furnish proof of age
and written parental consent. For entry forms.
or information, contact Tom Smeeton at 321-

Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth League has
opened registration for the spring 2012 sea-
son. Registration will be held through Jan 28.
Fees are $80 forT-Ball (ages 4-6) and rooKie
16-81 leagues: $120 for minor t10 and under .
major (12 and under) and senior 113-15)
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

Run 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 Ctrona Drive
These weekly runs are open to the public
Free expert coaching advice is available
most weeks from Roy Benson a nationally
recognized and published exercise scientist
and running coach
Join members from the club for a group

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run every Saturday morning, beginning at 7
a.m. at Current Running, 815 South Eighti St
All ages and abilities are welcome at these
group runs and you don't need to be a mem-
ber of the dub to participate. Email presi-
dent@ameliaislandrunners.com for more

There are organized bicycle rides in
Femandina 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. Cydists of all abilities
are welcome. The ride will be around 30 miles
with rest stops along the way and loops back
to the starting point at around 10 miles before
continuing on the remaining 20 miles of the
route. Lunch after the ride is optional.
Bicycle helmets are mandatory as well as
a bicycle in good working condition. These
rides are led by Don Eipert in conjunction with
the North Florida Bicycle Club. Contact him at
261-5160. Sign up for email notices at
www.ameliaislandcycling.com or

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

Get cadyto run 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 fol-
lowed by The seminar, question-and-answer
will follow A JOI rehab staff member will be
available lo 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' Ques-ilons'
- Do I have a stress fracture? Do my running
shoes lit? 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
The fun run is from 6-6 45 p m with The
start and finish at the sore Refreshmenls
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 pnzes
To register email Imulrain@joloniine net or
call the Town Center store at 1904) 620-9991


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The First
Freeze Out
plunge was
held New
Year's Day
at noon at
access No.
39 at Ozel-
lo Road.
hit the cold
water annu-
ally on the
first day of
the year.

Geiger recoveringfrom ACL tear

BETH JONES "That was a surprise," her team. "It was just good to
News-Leader Geiger said. support them. I was there
"She is our best defensive even though I wasn't on the
SLogan Geiger wasn't on player this year." said Tara court with them."
the court 'r ev.n on the side- Franklin, head girls basket- Geiger is a four-year varsi-
line when her teammates cap- ball for Hilliard "She has ty letterman for Hilliard and
lured the Nassau County girls been and still is an integral has been playing hoops since
championship last week in part of this team Her spot on she was six yvars old.
Yulee the floor for the Lady Flashes "It's a little frustrating."
Geiger. a senior caplain for is a void that ,:'ur team cannot Geiger said
the Hilliard Middle-Seni'r fill, however, Logan will be on She also plays flag football
High School girls bskei ball 'ur bench helping us fight to and is on the Hilliard track
team. completely tore h-r get to, Lakeland and field team
int. ri i'-r cruciate ligament C i'grr. un crutches n,-,w "I'll be out for thitse too,"
during Hilliard's gan'e against .as she recuperates from sur- she said
l-'r..vidence. N'.v. _.S She had gery. is no stranger to an ACL Geiger should b'e off the
surgery t' r.i-pair the daaiiige injury She t,:re her ACL dur- crutches and back on her feet
th, night .-f the champi,:,nshiip iri, li :r l1th-grad- season in three weeks and then it's
game 'This is rmy -c.r-.nd r-.Liund physical therapy for 4-6
"I kind '-xpe.:cled then wilh it," G ,:ig,-r said "I knew months
I- win the trophy." G,-iger ,-xcnci.ly .hat was going on Geiger is a straight-A stu-
said "We w,A-.i-rk.-d hardl this "Tiji y,-ar it was a little bit dent. u.,n the l.rior rll arnd a
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to, share the tr_.'phy with he-r But she's keeping a pbsi- accept':d to, both Florida Srate
riv,. atlitudL- University and the LUniversity
"I know God has a pur- ...4 North FLvr;dn She. plans Ito
i ., pose," she said: And eventi study education or physical
th..1 gh she asri't in YLlee therapy at the school she
last week, Geiger was behind decides to attend

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Jan. 26' ar eE.r,,:-p 3*r,,r 6:00
Feb. 2 L':irr VviT I laC-i zau
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Jan. 6 FERNANDINA 7:30
,Jan. 10 UNIVERSITY C i-i -i T 7:30,
Jan. 13 WEST NASSAU 7:30
Jan. 20 at Fernandina 7:30
Jan. 23 at Bolles 7:30
Jan. 26 BISHOP KENNY 7:30
Jan. 27 PROVIDENCE 7:30
Jari. 31 BROACH 7:30
Feb. 2 at Oakleaf 7:30
Feb: 3 at University Christian 7:30
Feb. 7 District at FBHS
Feb 11 District at FBHS
* Junior varsity games are at 6 p.m.
Boys Basketball
Jan. 6 at Yulee* 7:30
Jan. 12 'at Menendez 7:30
Jan. 13 KEYSTONE HGTS. 7:30
Jan. 17 at 'A'eft Na~l'r
Jan. 20 YIULEE" 7:30
Jan. 24 at Episcopal 7:30
Jan. 27 WEST NASSAU* 7:30
Jan. 31 atTrinity .. 7:30
Feb. 2 BOLLES 7:30
Feb. 3 .HILLIARD 7:30
Feb. 7 DISTRICT 4-4A
Feb. 10 'DISTRICT 4-4A
*District JV games are at 6 p.m
J. *r, FOR- IEST q 1:I
Jan, 12 a-tW.-il4ar i au 7 :
Jan. 19 a. 'rulee" 6:00,
Jan. 20 atForrest 630
Jan. 23 atBaldwin 730
Jan. 26 STANTON 7:30
Feb. 2 District 4-4A at WNHS .
Feb. 4 District 4-4Aat WNHS
*District JV games are at 6 p.m.
Boys Soccer
Jan. 11 WOLFSON 6:00
Jan. 14 at Bishop Kenny 10am/12
Jan. 23-27 DISTRICT 3-2A

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Feb. 4 ;1'iiSTflIC;T
Feb. 11 Regional at Clay
Feb. 17 State at Lakeland
Feb. 18 itaie 1a L. iariclnO
Girls Soccer
Jan. 6 at Providence 6:00
Jan. 10 STANTON 6:00
Jan. 13 at Bishop Kenny 6:00
Jan.-17 District at Yulee
Jan. 19 District at Yulee
Jan. 20 District at Yulee
* District
Jan. 6-7 at Claytourney 3:00
Jan. 11 EPISCOPAL 6:30
-Jan. 21 at UC tourney 10am
Jan. 13 at Flagler tourney 3:00
Jan. 14 at Flagler tourney 3:00
Jan. 18 at Fletcher 6:00
Jan. 25 RAINES 6:00
Feb. 5 District 3-1A
Boys Soccer
jar, 9 atTC 7:20
,Jan. 12 at FirstCoast 6:00
Jan. 23-27 District at FBHS
Girls Soccer
.ilai 9 atTC 5:30
.ian 12 at FBHS* 6:30
Jan. 6 -at Callahan 6:30/7:30
Jan. 9 HILLIARD 2/5:00
Jan. 10 CAMDEN 4/5:00
Jan. 12 at Femandina 2:20/5:30
Jan. 17 FERNANDINA 2:30/5:30
Jan. 19 CALLAHAN 6:30/7:30
Jan. 20 County semifinals at FBMS
Jan. 21 County at Callahan
Jan. 30 at Chariton 4:30/5:30
Feb. 4 Florida-Georgia champ. TBA


The city of Femandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
. meant (www.fbfl.us) offers:
* Adult volleyball is from 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per
day for city residents ($5 non).
Women's softball league
registration will be held Jan.
30 through Feb. 20 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Games are Thursday
nights with ASA rules. Team
fee is $375 and due Feb. 20;
$25 late charge for fees
received after Feb. 20. Fee
will not be accepted after Feb.
21. Mandatory captain's meet-
ing is Feb. 22 at the recre-
ation center. Season begins

March 8. Call Jason at 277-
7256, email jbrown@fbfl. org
or visit www.leaguelineup.com
Men's softball league reg-
istration will be held4hrough
Feb. 20 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Games
are Thursday nights with
USSSA rules. Fee is $450
and due Feb. 20; $25 late
charge after Feb. 20. Team
fee will not be accepted after
Feb. 21. Mandatory captain's
meeting is Feb. 22 at the
recreation center. Season
begins March 8. Call Jason at
277-7256, email jbrown@fbfl.
org or visit www.eagueline-


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Explore America's Tropical Wonderland'

Literary luncheon to feature author of Cypress Gardens book

Before the Magic Kingdom, Sea
World and Universal Studios,
Cypress Gardens reigned as
,Ine of Florida's premier attrac-
tions Dick Pope, the founder of
Cypress Gardens in 1936, transformed a
remote swampland into a paradise'
where tourists wandered through lavish
gardens, gazing at Southern belles
lounging under tropical trees, arid gasp-
ing at astounding water-ski shows.
Images from this exotic wonderland
appeared in magazines, newspapers,
newsreels, and movies, catapulting the
destination to the ranks of a playground
for celebrities such as Joan Crawford,
Don Ameche, Betty Grable and Esther
Williams, to royals such as the Duke
and Duchess of Windsor and King
Hussein of Jordan.

At the annual Literary Luncheon on
Jan. 13 in the Heron Room at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation, the Friends of
the Fernandina Beach Library will pres-
ent Dr. Lu Vickers, author of Cypress
Gardens, America's Tropical
Wonderland: How Dick Pope Invented
Florida, which won the 2011 Bronze
Medal for Florida Non-Fiction.
Utilizing a slide show of photos and
videos, Vickers will share her motiva-
tions for writing this book and her
research on Pope's creation, along with
the rich history of the landmark attrac-
tion and the creative, dynamic people
involved in its development. Vickers will
also discuss the park's decline following
the construction of Walt Disney World,
the changes in management and the
evolving interests and vacationing

habits of the nation, as well as its future
as part of Legoland Florida.
Vickers earned a doctorate in cre-
ative writing from Florida State
University and currently teaches
English at Tallahassee Community
College. She has published numerous
essays and short stories in magazines
and has received three Individual
Artist's Grants from the Florida
Division of Cultural Affairs. In addition
to her book on Cypress Gardens,
Vickers is the author of Weeki Wachee,
City of Mermaids: A History of One of
Florida's Oldest Roadside Attractions
(2007) and the acclaimed novel,
Breathing Underwater (2007). Deep in
the Spring: 30 Years of Underwater
LUNCH Continued on 2B

Lu Vickers, above on Amelia Island, author of Cypress
Gardens, America's Tropical Wonderland, will speak at the
Amelia Island Book Festival's Literary Luncheon on Jan.
13. The festival is Feb. 17 and 18, featuring the Once
Upon a Book Island Festival Gala on Friday and writers'
workshops and an Author Luncheon with Paula McLain,
author of the best-selling The Paris Wife, on Saturday. For
details and tickets visit www.ameliaislandbookfestival.com
or call (904) 624-1665.

'Bring & sing

in New Year at

church concert
For the News-Leader
St. Peter's Community Concert
Series provides the perfect way to bring
and singin the New Year! The concert,
"Seasons of Love," will be held Friday,
Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.
Featuring vocalist
Diane Parrish and
pianist Ira Pittman,
"Seasons of Love" will
present songs from
the Broadway musi-
cals "'Wicked," "South
Pacific," "Cabaret,"
"Les Miserables,"
"White Christmas"
and others.
A Magna cum
Laude graduate of the
Unhersitr oFlorida. Parrish
Parrish's Imusical tal- _
ents led her to a
career of composing, arranging and
singing. She was the orchestrator and
vocal arranger in 1978 for the "Barry
Manilow Special."
She has been a touring soloist, vocal
coach and was the lead background
singer and vocal arranger for Tony
Orlando from 1978 to 1981.
A multi-talented musician and per-
son, she currently is the Senior
Associate Pastor of pastoral care and
teaching at Mt. Bethel United Methodist
Church in Marietta, Ga. She also is the
founder of Kidz2leaders, Inc. and Camp
Hope, a ministry for inmate's children
and their families. Continuing her stud-
ies, she is working on her Doctor of
Ministry at Wesleyan Theological
Parrish is the author of-several books
and will have 'several CDs available. You
may read some of her work by logging
.onto: http://mtbethel.org/media/blog.
Joining Parrish for several duets will
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The Duncan Lamont Clinch
Historical Society will host a program
on the Gerbing Gardens assending into
the Smithsonian's Archives of American
Gardens, on Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Amelia Island Museum of History, 233
S. Third St. The archive collection of
images, texts and plans documents
more than 6,300 American gardens
from the 1870s to the present.
Marianne Salas, local artist. \\ill
recount ho%% a serendipitous meeting on
Gerbing Road with Cathy and Dennis
Harbin, owners of the last remaining
tract of the original camellia and a/alea
groves of Gerbing's Gardens in Amelia
City, above at a festival circa 1952 and
right, led to the accession. For informa-
tion contact Ann Fontaine at
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The Martin Luther King
Jr. Celebration begins at 6
p.m. Jan. 13 at First
Vice presi-
McGhee is
for the
Extravaganza sponsored by
Nassau County NAACP Youth
Council. Organizations are
asked to send their youth.to

The Martin Luther King
Jr. Commemorative Breakfast
is Jan. 14 at 9 am. at Burns
Hall of St. Peter'sEpiscopal
ClhLurcl1. pre:sirnled bil th,-
Nassau County NAACP
Donations are $20. Tickets
are available from any mem-
ber. Contact Arva Butler at
277-1256 or bostler@com-
cast.net or Johnel Preliou at
261-9361 or jpreliou@bell-
The Annual Martin Luther
King JP. Parade is Jan. 16,
sponsored by NAACP Youth
Council/American Youth, The
theme is "The Dream, The
Vision.The Unity." Line up at
noon at the city ballpark.
Parade begins at 1:30 p.m.
Formhs are available from
parade chairperson Romel
Green at 556-5165 or
drrol08'4@aol.com. Contact
Vernetta Spaulding at 583-
1569 or 261-0801 or
vspaul9991@aol.com. The
parade-will end at the Martin
Luther King Jr. Center.


Violin superstar Joshua Bell. in concert with
the Jacksonville Symphony, Fabio Mechetti, con-
ductor, performs Bruch's beloved Violin
Concerto on Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. in
-Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall
at the Times-Union Center for
the Performing Arts in down-
town Jacksonville. For tickets and
information call (904) 3545547
or visit www.JaxSymphony.org.
Tickets range from $35-$120.'A
thoroughly serious, intelligent musician." says the
Financial Times of London. The Boston Herald
declares his playing is "direct. honest and a joy to
The Florida State College at Jacksonville Betty
P. Cook Nassau Center Art Gallery will host "The
Endangered Life." an art exhibit by Rick
Cannizzaro from Jan. 931. His paintings are of
endangered or threatened animals. Vibrant color
is used in each for maximum impact to the view-
er. A public reception is scheduled on Jan. 12 from
6:30-8 p.m. The reception will include a participa-
tory exhibit for children with small pictures hid-
den within the art. All children who participate

will be eligible to win a h
signed reproduction of r '
from the exhibit.
Cannizzaro is a nation
ally recognized
artist/author whose
paintings include every
thing from beaches to
exotic forests. In 1994 he -
was juried into the prestigious "Oil Pastel
Association." Most recently Ocean Publishing
has commissioned him for a series of art exhibits
in conjunction with book releases, 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 room B103. Call 548-4467.

The Amelia
Island Museum of
History is declar-
ing 2012 as the
Year of the Ve"
Woman. featuring flr'da
women-themed programs and events throughout
the year. The first event. Great Women of Florida.
is Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. Filmmaker Kristy Andersen.

who's recently completed a documentary on Zora
Neale Hurston, will discuss her work and screen
the short film. Hurston was an American folk-
lorist, anthropologist and author during the
Harlem Renaissance. Of her four novels and
more than 50 published short stories, plays and
essays, she is best known for her 1937 novel Their
Eyes Were Watching God. This event is free and
open to the public, sponsored in part by the
Florida Humanities Council. Contact Alex 261-
7378. ext. 102..The museum is located at 233 S.
Third St.

The city of Fernandina Beach -
will host a Wing King
Competition on Jan.14 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center with two cooking cate-
gories, best wings and hottest wings. Fee is $25
for one category or $50 for both. Register through
today at the rec center. Timed eating competi-
tions include the "Tongue Torch," eating six of the
hottest wings., and the"Iron Stomach." eating the
most wings. Register the day of beginning at 11
a.m. Food judging begins at 12:30 p.m. and eating
contests at 1 p.m. Contact Jay at 277-7350. ext. 2013
or jrobertsonfbfl.org.


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A remote controlled.
model boats fun sail and
exhibition will be held Jan.
7 from 10 a.m.-noon at
Amelia Island Plantation. All
model boats welcome, work-
ing or static, finished or not,
except gas powered.
Spectators, including super-
vised children, especially wel-
come. Call Hal Mather at 261-
6420 for details and to
arrange for a pass at the
security gate.

The Pink Ribbon Ladles,
a support group for sur-
vivors of breast and other
female cancers in Nassau
County, will hold meet at 6
p.m. Jan. 9 in the Conference
Room at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau. The meeting
will be an opportunity to dis-.
cuss any questions or con-
cerns of members and also
topics of interest for future
meetings. For details contact
Isobel P Lyle at ilyle@commu-

The Wild Amelia Nature.
Festival's Wild Nite nature
forum Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at
the Peck Center in
Fernandina Beach will fea-
ture Craig Morris, interpre-
tive ranger from the
Timucuan Preserve, speak-
ing 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. 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 cen-
tury. For information visit

The Jan. 10 meeting of
the Amelia Island Quilt
Guild will feature designer
June Colburn with a trunk
show of fabrics, quilts and
garments collected during
her 20-year odyssey, living
and traveling around the
globe, from royal robes to
hand-dyed wax-resist batiks.
The quilt guild holds monthly
meetings-at 7 p.m. on the
second Tuesday at the
Woman's Club, 201 Jean
LaFitte Ave. Programs are
free and open to the public.
For information visit aiquil-

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 Caf6 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 through June. For
information contact Dyanne
Hughes at 206-4417 or .
dyhughes@att.net or Jane
Bally at 261-9884 or dnjbai-

* *
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
offer its annual Beginner
Genealogy Course starting
Jan. 14 from 9:30 a.m.-noon
at the Femandina Beach
Police Department
Community Room, 1525 Lime
St., and running five succes-
sive Saturdays through Feb.
11. Participants will have the
opportunity for individual
research time with a mentor.
Cost is $30 per person or $45
per couple both include a
one-year AIGS membership
or $10 for AIGS members.
Sign up at any Nassau
County library or contact
Marie Santry at 321-3460 or
mcsantry@comcast.net. "

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in the
Community Room of the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department,1525 Lime St.
Guest speaker Ann Staley will
present 'The FamilySearch
Website Demystified," cov-
ering the history of this evolv-
ing online records resource
and additional features such
as the library catalog, histori-
cal books, Research Wiki,
learning tools and volunteer
Staley of Jacksonville was
raised in Mobile, Ala., and has
been researching her family
since 1980 from Alabama,
Mississippi and Virginia to
France, England, and
Germany. An instructor, con-
sultant, trip leader and lectur-
er at local, state and national
genealogical conferences,
Staley is currently the educa-
tion chairman and.webmaster
for the Jacksonville
Genealogical Society; vice
president of the Genealogical
Speakers Guild; trustee of the
Florida State Genealogical
Society; and a faculty mem-
ber of the Natiopal Institute for
Genealogical Studies. She
has also been an associate of.
the Board for Certificationhodf
Genealogists since 2000.
Public welcome.
* .
The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival's "Wild Nite"
evening of stargazing a11
Fort Clinch State Park will
be held Jan. 20 from 7-9
p.m., with entry to the fort
beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Astronomers from the
Northeast Florida
Astronomical Society
(NEFAS) will be on hand with
their big telescopes to offer
insight about the evening's
sky sightings. The event is
free and open to the public.
Bring chairs, a blanket, insect
spray, a flashlight and dress
for the weather. The make-up
date will be Jan. 27. Visit
www wildamelia.com.

'Join the Nassau County
Gator Club for a New Year
social at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island on Jan. 20 at
6 p.k. Meet in the lobby
lounge to reconnect after the:
holidays and plan for the 2012
season go Gators! Food


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own For information contact
Tommy Roberts at aitlga-
lors@ comcast.net.

Women in Nassau
Helping Women in Need will
meet Jan. 20 at 10 a.m.
and/or 4 p.m. in a "Street
Romp," visiting local busi-
nesses and telling owners
and staff about WIN WIN and
Cedar Haven Transitional
Home, its charity for 2012.
Meet at Fifi's Fine Resale,
1853 S. Eighth St. for instruc-
tions. Afterwards, enjoy
Cedar Haven Transitional
Home is a non-profit organi-
zation that empowers women
by filling the gap between
homelessness and independ-
ent living. WIN WIN is a local
networking and fundraising
group for women who want to
network their business and
help local charities. New
members are welcome. To
RSVP or learn more calf
Connie at (904) 759-0745.
Visit winwinnassau.com.

The Nassau County Bird
Club will meet Jan. 21 at 8
a.m. at Fort Clinch State
Park fishing'pier, rain or
shine. Meet at the parking lot
at the entrance to the pier,
This trip will also be a Duval
Audubon field trip. Park entry
fee is $5 per car with a maxi-
mum of eight people: An
annual individual state park
pass is $64.20 and a family
pass is also available. Bring
binoculars, field guide, bug
juice, sunscreen, rain gear,
sunglasses, water and layers
of clothing. For information
contact Carol Wyatt at caro,
linewgw@aol.com or 261-

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Photography at Weeki Wachee,
a collection of vintage photos
Vickers put together with for-
mer mermaid Bonnie
Georgiadis, is due out in 2012.
Vickers is currently working
on another novel.
The Friends of the Library
Fernandina Beach Annual
Literary Luncheon will take
place on Friday, Jan. 13 at
noon in the Heron Room
(Racquet Park near The
Verandah Restaurant) at
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Resort, 6800 First
Coast Highway, Amelia
The new Omni chef has
created a special menu for the

The Boys and Girls
Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation's 5th Annual
Benefit gala wil be held Feb.
24 at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island with speaker
Bonnie Si John, a nationally
recognized source of inspira-
tion as an athlete, author and
executive coach.
The 1984 Paralympics
bronze medal winner in the
slalom graduated with honors
-from Harvard, earned her
master's at Oxford as a
Rhodes Scholar and served
-on the White House National
Economics Council. Call 261-
8666. Visit www.bgcnassau.
org. Email info@bgdnassau.


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," pre-
sented Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. by
Amelia Arts Academy and
the Florida Division of
Cultural Affairs.
Produced by Atlantic
Coast Theater for Youth,
the play is funrfor-the entire
family. Tickets'are $6 each.
Contact the academy at 277-

"Elvis Lives" comes to
Jacksonville's Times-Union
Center Moran Theater on
Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. The produc-
tion showcases each per-
former portraying Elvis in one,
of four eras: the 1950s,
1960s, his movie career and
his concert years. Call the
Artists Series box office at 1-

Friends' plated lunch: shrimp
and corn chowder, grilled.
chicken with boursin mashed
potatoes and vegetables, with
mixed berry shortcake for
dessert (rolls, coffee/tea), or
vegetarian lunch which must
be reserved in advance.
Purchase tickets at the
Library, 25 N. Fourth St., or
call 277-7365 for will-call
reservations. Group reserva-
tions for tables of eight are 10
percent off Individual tickets
are $35 for FOL members,
$45 for non-members.
Following the luncheon
and presentation, meet the
speaker and author.
Autographed books will be
available at that time for pur-


Cummella outeach
Cummelia, a Nassau County affinity group of The Cummer
Museum of Art & Gardens, is currently seeking funding for the
Outreach Program for Nassau County schools, which sends
over 800 third grade students to the museum in Jacksonville for
an introduction to the world of art.
For more information call or email Wendy Stanley, member-
ship and volunteer manager, at (904) 899-6007, or Jane Brown,
Cummelia president, at 321-5685 or cessna3982@aol.com.
IslandAt Mdasses
Upcoming classes and events at the Island Art Association
Education Center, 18 N. Second St., include:
Christy Woods, Basic Sewing classes, on Mondays from 6-
9 p.m., Jan. 16,23 and 30 and Feb. 13,20 and 27. Fee is $60
per student. Contact Woods at 583-2012 or 261-3318.
Jon Houglum of Franklin, N.C., will instruct "Mastering
Amelia Island in Oils" Jan. 19-20 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each
day. Register by calling (828) 369-7274 or (828) 371-0076. Visit
www.houglumfineart.com. Email houglumfineart2@frontier.com.
For information contact Louise Malone, (904) 612-9496, or Pat
Hooks, 277-2597, or call/visit the Island Art Association, 18 N.
Second St., Femandina Beach, 261-7020. Visit
*Thursday Momrning Painters, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., contact
Gretchen Williams, 491-3171 or gretchwi@comcast.net.
Thursday Aftemoon Painters, 1-5 p.m., contact Jean Riley,
261-5471 or rileystardust@bellsouth.net.
For a complete schedule of events and classes or to rent the
Education Center visit www.islandart.org or call 261-7020.
Sketches andportraits
Tine Kirkland Graham will do children's figure sketches and
dog and cat portraits in acrylics painted on the spot or by photos
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. four Saturdays: Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at
Eileen's Art and Antiques, 702 Centre St. On paper, $15 first
child, $5 each additional child. On 8 by 10 canvas, $20 first
child, $5 each additional child. Phone 321-1255 or visit tinegra-
Nature photos
The Wild Amelia Nature Festival and its partner, the city
Parks and Recreation Department, will offer a "Wow! Photos"
course Jan. 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Instructor Maria Struss is a professional
photographer. Cost is $79 per person.. Participants should bring
The class will cover the important elements of creating "wow"
photographs that stand out from the crowd. It will be geared
toward photographic creativitybut also touch on essential ele-
ments of exposure, aperture and shutter speed.
Register through Jan. 20 at the rec center and pay with cash,
check or credit card. Register by phone With a credit card at.
277-7350. For information call course planner Steve Leimberg
at 491-0474
Digital cameracourse
... Did you get a digital camera for Christmas and want to learn
how to use it? Local photographer Bill Raser will offer his three-
hour course/workshop on How to Use Your Digital Camera on
Feb. 4, 9 a.m. to noon. at the Island Art Association Art
Education Center, 18 N. Second St. Learn the fundamentals of
digital photography, how to use the controls and features of your
digital camera to get better pictures and basic image editing
using a Iree downloadable program. For information call Raser
at 557-8251. Class size is limited to 15.

The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South Fletcher Ave.,
presents Larry Lemier tonight, and Ernie & Debi Evans Jan.
7; Early McCall Jan 9; Kent Kirby Jan. 10, DJ Roc Jan. 11;
Richard Smith Jan. 12, and Reggie Lee Jan. 13. Call 261-

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be Emma Mills Bledsoe,
Fernandina Beach resident
and private voice and piano
The concert will be held in
St Peter's sanctuary,801
Atlantic Ave. No tickets are

necessary, but a love offering
will be taken. A reception fol-
lowing the concert will be
held in Burns Hall.
For information, contact
Jan Smith or Rich Smith at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,
261-4293 or visit


Volunteer needed
The Histonc Fernandina Business Association is looking
for a volunteer to manage its -Sounds on Centre" program,
a series of free community concerts held at Second and
Centre streets from 6-8 p.m. the first Friday of each month
from March through October. For information contact Tom
Hughes, association president, at
nyagnasalon@bellsouth.net or 321-0404.
ARIAS dinner/concert
Amelia Residents In Action for the Symphony (ARIAS)
will host its annual black-lie fundraising gala to support
music education programs and Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra participation in Nassau County on Jan. 15 at 5:30
p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. For information and .
reservations call 261-0105.
I riumentZoo
The Instrument Zoo. a program sponsored by the Amelia
Residents In Action lor the Symphony (ARIAS) that takes
30-plus instruments to all Nassau County fourth grades, is
staffed by volunteers and needs 14 people on each of 21
mornings during January and February. Both men and
women are welcome.
Each student has hands-on fun and instruction with each
instrument. Ideally volunteers can give a maximum of six
mornings over the two-month program. You do not need to
know how to play an instrument a workshop will be held.
For information or to volunteer, contact Barbara Zachels,
coordinator, at 321-5639. or Rachel Smith, scheduler, at
"Story & Song." 'Words & Music" -the name may be dif-
ferent, but the event is the same. On Feb. 3, Mark and
Donna Paz Kaufman will once again host one of their
singer/songwriter friends, Tom Kimmel, in a performance of
songs, stories and poetry to benefit the Amelia Island Book
Festival, which officially begins on Feb. 17.
The show, held at Burns Hall of St. Peter's Episcopal
Church on Ninth and Atlantic, starts at 8 p.m. A $15 dona-
tion is requested at the door. For information visit www.ameli-
Celtic Woman will perform at Jacksonville's Times-Union.
Center on Feb. 15 at 7.30 p m. Celtic Woman's newest stu-
dio CD and companion DVD, Believe, will be available in
stores Jan. 24. For the complete tour schedule and ticket
information, visit www.cellicwoman.com Order tickets at the
Artist Series Box Office at 1-888-860-BWAY or www.artist-
seriesjax org.
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 Email to beechflyer@bellsouth.net.
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre St, hosts a music cir-
cle on Saturdays from 7-30-10 p.m. featuring great local
musicians Admission is free and all are welcome. Come
enjoy dessert, coffee and music.
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises' Adult "BYOB" Twilight Tours are
held Friday and Saturday Tickets are $29 per person at 1
North F-rp.9t. ,,,.prcJI,61 0 72 or book online,,a. .
www.ameliarivercruises.com, ..,
Bonito's. 614 Centre St., live music Call 261-0508.
Dog StarTavern
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N Second St., live music. Visit Dog
Star on Facebook Call 277-8010
Green Turde -
The Green Turtle, 14 S Third St. live music. Call 321-
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South Fletcher Ave.. karaoke
on Sunday nights with Daddy 'O" DJ. Follow The
Hammerhead on Facebook at Hammerheadbar Islandbbq.
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove plays each Thursday night at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
O Kanes
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318 Centre St., free trivia
each Monday at 7 30 p m. wine lasting the third Tuesday at
6.30 p m., with 10 wines for $10 along with cheese and
crackers.and live entertainment, dart tournament every
Tuesday at 7.30 p m., Dan Voll Tuesdays 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., Monday nights reg-
gae with Pli Pil and Chillakaya One, Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project, Wednesdays Wes Cobb; Thursdays Hupp & Rob In
the Palace & DJ Buca in Sheffield's, Fridays and Saturdays
regional bands and DJ Anonymous at Sheffield's. Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email bill@thepalacesaloon.com.
Picante Grill, Rotisserie and Bar, 464073 SR 200, Suite
2, Yulee. live music every first and last Saturday of the
month from 7-10 pm Call 310-9221 Visit www.picantenas-
sau corn
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach 2910 Atlantic Ave., The
Macy's play each Wednesday from 6-9 p.m ; trivia
Thursday; live music every Fnriday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Call 310-6904. Visit www SandyBottomsAmelia.com.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. FletcherAve., The Macy's
in the lounge from 6-10 p m. Friday and Salurdays; shag-
gin' in the lounge Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; Pill Pill in the tiki
bar Wednesdays from 5-30-9.30 p.m.; live music in the bar
all weekend. Call 277-6652 Visit www.slidersseaside.com.
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6.2012/News-Leader




Every month Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County are priv-
ileged to nominate two young people as Youths of the Month.
For November the nominees are exceptional for both accom-
plishments and maturity: Kwari Stevens and Wykel Glover.
Kwari is a mature, well-mannered 17-
year-old attending Fernandina Beach High
School. He joined the Fernandina Beach
Club at the beginning of this school year
and testifies,that the club has made an
important improvement in his life. Kwari is
the oldest of four youngsters being raised
by his mom and must shoulder responsibil-
ity for his younger siblings. But he is deter-
mined to succeed in school, too, and does
so with a straight "A" record in his 11th
grade studies.
The club has, helped Kwari cope with Kwari -
the stress of his dual role of student and
caretaker by teaching him to concentrate
on one challenge at a time. He also finds the club environment
lets him improve his people skills and stay positive about the
.good things in his life. By continuing to excel in school, Kwari
expects to earn a college scholarship, leading to a career as a
pastry chef-- a talent in which he has already demonstrated
expertise. We believe Kwari is sure to make a tasty success of
his life!
Wykel is the kind of boy that other
youngsters look up to. He does well in
eighth grade at Fernandina Beach Middle
School. He participates in all club activi-
ties, such as Sports Club, Brain Candy and
Game Room Tournaments, and is active in
his church's projects for young people. But
best of all, this 14-year-old interacts posi-
tively with other club members and serves
as a role model for younger kids. '
Wykel's skill in basketball, playing on
the FBMS team, leads to his ambition to
finish college and play professional ball. Wykel
Thereafter he envisions a career in sports _
management, perhaps even as a pro team
owner. With his attitude and talent, Wykel is already launched
in the right path to achieve his goals. Watch the sports news in
a few years for Wykel Glover!

FBMS fundraiser
The students at
Fernandina Beach Middle
School held a fundraiser in
October/November to sup-
port breast cancer aware-
ness/ research.
Student Council members
formulated an idea and
then rallied the student
body to raise money for
this very important issue.
Students raised in excess
of -400, to be donated to
the Baptist Foundation at
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau. They hope the
money will assist in pro-
viding mammograms for
women who might not be
able to afford them. Last
year the students and fac-
ulty participated in the
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The world's most famous detective is
called to investigate a diamond thehl at
an opera house in "Sherlock H.olmes
and the Opera House Mystery" an
original stage play based on the work of
Sir Anhur Conan Doyle, presented ,
Jan, 7 at 2 p m. by Amelia Arns Academy
and the Florida Division of.Cultural
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SAC meeting
The regular School Advisory
Council meeting at Southside
Elementary 1112 Jasmine SI will be
held in .the library on Jan 9 al
2:30 p.m.
Parents and the community are invit-
ed Call 491-7941 for information.
Auxiliary scholarship
The Baptist Medical Center Nassau
Auxiliary annually funds a $2,000 schol-
arship for a student pursuing a career in
.an allied health related field;
To be eligible, a student must be a

Nassau County resident. enrolled al
least part-iime in nursing or an allied
health ,degree have a 2 GPA submit
Two letters of recommendation and be
21 by Sept 1
A listing of FSCJ scholarships can be
accessed by going to www isci edu
selecting Florida State College and then
selecting financial aid'scholarships.-.
The Nassau County District Spelling
Bee will be held Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. in the
Nassau Room of the Florida State
College of Jacksonyille in Yulee. For
information contact the district office at
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Chistmas party
The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise held the '
third annual Holiday Party for the Fernandina Beach
Boys and Girls Club Dec. 13. More than 65 children
were transported by bus to the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club to participate in the festivities. Alan Vanderheiden
volunteered as the official transportation driver.
The Fernandina Beach Golf Club reduced their room
rate and provided iced tea and lemonade. Rotary
Sunrise volunteers Julie McCracken and Ann Hays co-
chaired the event, with the help of other Rotary volun-
teers. The Boys & Girls Club's Unit Director Walter
Cromartie, Area Director Yvonne Thompson and Board
Treasurer Patrick Sabadie were also in attendance. Art
Shuster, owner of Shakes and past president of the
Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise, provided home-
made custard with all the trimmings.
The party featured face painting by Frances and Katey
Breen (Rotary Club president, middle photo, above) and
jewelry making by Sharon Designs, (Sharon
Stanley/Rotary Club Foundation chair). But the main
event was the arrival of Santa Claus, top, who gave each
child a gift they requested for Christmas. The gifts were
sponsored by club members, who also provided lunch
and desserts, bottom photo.
For information about the Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise visit www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

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FULLY FURNISHED Cable, kitchen &
laundry privileges. Yulee area. Call
Glenn for details (904)548-9707.

I 855 Apartents
Furnished I
AT BEACH Eff. $125 wk. 1BR ind
cable & #lI utils, $185 wk/$850 mo. +
dep. ALSO 2&3BR SWMH, starting
$175 wk/$695 mo. + dep. 261-5034

856 Apartments-:

858 CP dos-UnfurnIsheU i
3BR/2BA TOWNHOME on S. 19th
St. Oversized family room, 1-car gar.,
central air. $975/mo. + utilities. 1 year
lease. Available 2/1. (904)261-0100
garage. $950/mo. Pool & tennis courts.
Svc. animals only. No smoking. Call
Upstairs, vaulted ceilings, plantation
blinds, fitness center, pool, fishing lake.
$950 inc. water. (904)753-0701

1059 Homes-furnished

2BR/2BA W/D hookup, electric + bonus room,-garage, fully furnished.
kitchen. $800/mo. + $800 deposit. Call $1300/mo. Call Ana (904)403-1982.
(904)261-6389. ....----.. .

832 N. Fletcher. 2BR/1BA units. Top
$950, bottom $900. UTILITIES IN-
CLUDED except phone. $300 deposit.
$100 off 2nd mos rent w/6 mo lease.
ReFs req'd. Email: rlemmondglcom-
cast.net or (904)277-3317
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
$600/mo. + security deposit & utilities.
Call 261-6776 or 261-6047.
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711

1858 Condos-Unfurnished
3BR/2BA, washer/dryer, 1-car garage,
gated, community pool, walk to Super
WalMart, orne level walkup. $1,100/mo
+ utilities. Call (904)753-4147 or 321-
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis &
more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at
just $749/mol Call Tammy for our
winter special at (904)415-6969 for a
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Tastefully furnished 2BR/2.SBA + den.
Parking for 2 cars. $850 + utilities.
Deposit req'd. Pets OK. Call (215)268-

gated community. Rec room, gourmet
kitchen,, 4-season sunroom, acre of
land, 2 miles to 195, on marsh. Avail in
February. $2000/mo. (912)882-3859
Nassauville area on 1 acre. (904)261-
1307 CLINCH DR. 3BR/2BA, garage,
workshop, large party room, sec.
system, new carpet. $1095. Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
BRICK HOUSE 3BR/2BA, garage,
game room, on 1 acre. $1200/mo. +
deposit: Service animals only. Call
(904)704-4989 or 225-5392.
AMELIA PARK Garden district
cottage. 2BR/2BA, den, family room
with fireplace, garage. 1612 Ruskin Ln.
$1,200/mo. (904) 321-1980
3/2 IN YULEE Newly remodeled.
Pets ok on approval. $925. Phil 556-
Oyster Bay. Open floor plan: Separate
living & dining area, gated
neighborhood. $1800/no. Call Tiffany
(904) 335-0583 for details.
- across from beach, perfect for single
or, a couple. Washer/Dryer hook ups
available. Small dog acceptable with
pet deposit. Available In March. Call
277-2229 for more Info & to see.

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

1000 SQ. FT. of office space at 1890
S. 14th St. $750/mo. Call 753-2004
for Information;
2382 Sadler Rd behind Amelia
Insurance l'904',557 5644

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831 Tarpon Ave,/Uni/t #6367 (Feniandina Shores) 1178 f 2BR/1.5BA Fully fur. 402,S. 11th Street, Unit B IBR/BA Downstairs unit in triplex. W/D hook-ups
nishedcondo onlyoneblock fromthebeach. Communitypool., Rentincludessewerand inside. $500
garbage feed. $1175-, 402 1. llth Street, Unit A 2BPJ/IA Downstairs unit in triplex. W/D hook-ups
1542 Lisa Avenue (Thc.Park Subdivision) 884st 2BP/2BA Fully frmished ready inside. $675.
for you to Begiln orida lifestyle Stainless steel appliances, ocean views, carpet and 402 S. llth Street, Unit C 3BR/1BA Upstairs tinit in triplex. W/D hook-ups inside
ceramic tils, mini blinds, cable/satelite TV ready, private yard/courtyard, patio/deck, pri-. $795
vatestreet and 2-argauage. $1450 : 2741 Forest Ridge DTive, Unit I-1 (Forent Ridge Condominiumei) 2BR/IA
403 Tarpon Avenue #322 (Ocean Park Condominiums) Downtstairs unit, dining in family room, open itchen with closetpantry, carpet, cerm-
1432sf 2BR/2BA Community pool, barbecue grills in common area, fall master bath i ile and vinyl, mini blinds, covered patideck Clubhousse, tennis courts and ommu.
with double sinks, dining in living/great rcom, closet pantry, trash compactor, patio/dek nity pool $750
balony,storage closet carpet and ceramic tile One-car garage Ocean views, only a 2418S First Avenue, 1085st 2BR/1.5BA,Threstory dupla only on block fm the
shortwalktotheaeach Washer/Dryer, water, sewem trash, pet control and Association beach. Carport underneath unit Ocan views from Master bedroom balcony. St-in
fees are included. Home nso on Sales Market. $1501 kitchen, carpet and vinyl, vertical and pladc blinds, 1-car arportL $850
2005 Beachwood Road (Amelia Island Plantation) 1700sf FURNISHED OR 2483B Firt AMenue (Buck' Fernandhin Beach) 82sf- 2BPJ2BA master bedroom
UNFURNISHED 3BR/3.5BA, Eachbedroom asits ownabath, 9 miles ofwalking &bike has large b ath with separate guest bathroom in hall. Dining in living/great room, kitebhe
trails, 25 miles of beach. Gated community w/guard posted, ocean/lake views, dock has cose pantry, carpet & vnyl tile, mini blinds, private yard/courtyard and patio/dek.
access, patio/deck and playgrond- Washer/Drye, lawn care, pest control & Association $850
fees included $1895 30970 Paradise Commons, Unit #327 (Amelia Lakes Subdivision) 2BR/2BA,
SINGLE AMILY HOMES -ON ISLAND upstairs unit in gated condominium community Community pool, playground, fitness
9 h ChadSet,3/if- 2ATaam hO S-O S cpntear and laundry La/i/ty.'Washo r and dryer included Available Februnry lt. $900
S9 Chad t4736 S1350f-3BR/2BATonhomVeflColony) 3wellkept/iryfloorplA -with Tonhmcondo, M er h
2 Mast er aNths, bat raf aBaom ast ewba/iook, dosle ana rpa, earit. plas.te o blinds, ptue, d ac Eacdhnam ha it' vsn bus/cath., Dining/in family raom carpet, mini tnder
vaulted n great imon withe separate dining room, located on c ald c-ea n / e n d a a $075 irp/a/ien i linanar garage $97a n n e. o a niin ,
* 2100 Belvedere Avenue, 2csf 2SR/IBA Close to lgh sc hool ad l e and atde school. vaulle einuary r1 0
S n r g Aand 2 Lcan garage. Avn ible February I an $900
Ceamnic tiln and ni blinds, cable/satelivte TV and ig h speed internet ready. L oge o2 NVlagse l es a vallge TV edSu eivinion) 1587.r 3B/2BA tyown mn on ma-
fe -inbackyard and outside storage Yard watering Nw 1-car gage and but- d- with baths, e with s r only, dining an too
*ian/s/ ACi M M ieh oos $090d) 2- ce/ Ps/c w ca hat/cs, vane/ /cr sriatioc no only, dtmg and n/ a wg/great evanse, a/a
* 903N.a15th Street1800sf-3B 2BA NeAlycremodeled -tMasterbahawctbwhspaoraeshow. pantsy,canrpet and Vinyl ltl&Mini.b/inds, fireplacea, covered paaio/tdek. atertsoaenec
er and tub. eat-n kitchen, skylights and vaulted ceilings, mini binds, carpet, vinyl and hard-' eIton sytem and 2 ca garage. ln care include d. $1150
wood an, cahlsatellte cady, pnvae yars/ourtyi, paaio/deck, 2-car gun/and drive- 3884 First Avenu, 2070cf 4BR3/EA Two faster baths/ Wa/k the Bea ebor
way. aw cam iandwabei/dryerindudbedin re. Avilae Februarylst $1250 BBQ on yosan r ack Dianingin living om/gret room, dets pantry in kithebn, car-
* 1942 Sphicgbrook Road (Egar Bluff Subd/vision) 204fr 4/psJ2BA FRil Manr p= and vinyl til Availalie Mid.Jamuary $1250
hath, carpet and vinyl flom, chlastaliatel/aTV rndy, private ya/counyrd withfeced- 1847 Beaeh Wale o e Road,(Tu.Tle Dune. C-ndomAni/ .) 1800.f 2BE/2BA -
inback yard and 2-crganrg Availahle Febra s lt o$1750 lcted na 4thd floor, two Master balhrot, ceramic tie and bhaurwood foorn thBacgh-
ou, cloth linds, cabt e/satellite TV ready, elevator, gated community and pano Wcter,
IN F LHOMES-O F 1AN`sonatr s anh/ imltded in emat. Also on Sale. Moe0l. ACeA vabiable February let
8* 6048 Knotted Oa Way (Hickory Flae/n Subdivision) 1677rf 4BR/2BA Open $1895
flooTplanwithaest-inkitehes Carpstandvinylfloo Covertedlbackpadoopentoftneied-.
in backyard. Canva.enenflylocatednea/schoolva.honpngandI-.S. e-argarce $1295 Aei Parkee Ten. r nter Office spac 4,500r.f wi/ divide
97493 Cutiass Way (Pirates Wood SSusdbvision) 2460sf 3BR/2A Two Master Atlontic Ave @ 14th- 1,800nfiSe $1,300/o.
Batha, formal dining area, eat-in kihe, walk.-in pansy, remodeled wth vault cedligS, 501 Cenatre St (Maiwell Bldg) individual officS
carpet and c avm c tlepatio/deck, wood ianeed-in yard. $1375 C0ntre Street &44th (Sewan BIdg) individual Otces
.85678 Botwick Wood Drive (North Haipiton Subdivision) 2900sf- 4BPJ3BA 1799 US HWY 17 ll9a.fCo ormeialutildig, $1,00/na.
Tisspaciushohs manuyelea pgcdrades. Fonal diningroon, laeat-inkitchm, SatSet Rood 25sf building on acrelot $1,500
fireplace infamily omn, private backyard loers psr, water access and boat launch t .14th Strnee Oasaias Pi az) Approx. 2400st Commercial space $i0/sf
nearby. Community features large pool Clubhoue and playground. indud lawa ser- 118 Cetre St. -2900sf$3,000/1]o.
ice, pest aonnol, wirte/ inten, and basic cable service Aclso incl/es men crsi/p at Gateway to Ameli Suiti 201N, 2 wem it/ tol 37054, iadne udt/lit.
thrBachaubtofAmeai. Available Fe mary 1 st $2095 + CAM Available Feb len
SBUSINESS IS GOOD! If you are interested in renting your property contact our
professional property managers 9104-277-6597


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