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Not one to blow his own honrn


SNassau County Commission-ets
voted Monday to rename the
American Beach Commun~ity
'~"lf~Center in honor of a forceful advo-
cate. Moving forward, the complex
will be recognized as the Benjamin
Hamilton Carter American Beach
Community Center.
SCarter's widow, Bobbie Morgan
Jones, urged commissioners to
rename the building in his honor.
"When he retired and returned
to his roots in NaSsau Countyr his
proposal vas to work'and get that
building built," she said tearfully.
~w~ "And h- w~ias there every day, and
he was3 able to~ live to see it and to
see~petple use it. I holpCewithin yo~ul
hearts you see thatr \ou can add his
name to this project that he strived
so hard for."
Commission Chair ~Stacy
~- ta-'''- ~%"~Johrison said board.members were -
0 .excited to- rename the center after
a petition was bro~ugh t befoire themn.
but they wanted to put it on: the
agenda so it would be announced to
1 .9 the public.
FILEPHOTOS Commissioner Barry Holloway
The 1 te Ben Carter, right, and lyis wife Bobbie Jones at the opening encouraged residents to visit the
reception for the American Beach Community Center in March center, calling it one of tte county's
2010. The center, below, has been renamed the Benjamin Hamilton showpieces for its museum and hiis-
Carter American Beach Community Ce~nter. torical yalue. "I'm proud and hon-
Q ` ored to be able to put that in his
Carter died on Oct. 14 at the
'~~'~i: ~ee~~WBI~~D~~DD~DD~ilage of 75 at his home in American
c ']i;lBeach, where he had become a fix-
ture after his retirement in 1996 as
a marketing manager with Corning
Inc. in Lexington, Mass. The
Callahan native was a tireless sup-
porter of American Beach and the
.. local arts, especially music and
-:~~B~a"- ~ B~i~i 'especially jazz, which he favored
as trumpeter himself.
The community center at 1600
Julia St. opened March 30, 2010,
the fruit of years of work to get it
American Beach was founded
by Abraham Lincoln Lewis in 1935
as an African-American community
at a time when racial segregation
prohibited black and white people
from using beaches together. The
modern inter racial community
~r views its community center as both ~
~-~ii~j~~ ~ a gathering place and a museum
to reflect on its roots.

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Czymbor's tenure has been
marked by controversy, ranging from
when he made a911 call searching for
the city fire chief to the city's pur-
chase of a new car for him when his
present vehicle had but 26,000 miles
on it. He was criticized for trying to
ground street peddler Felix Jones,
among other dubious decisions.
Most recently, controversy has
swirled around the Forward
Fernandih~a strategic plan, which
Czymbor adopted as his own under
pressure from local interest groups.
But opposition to that plan, which was
implemented despite public discon-
tent, led to the defeat in the November
election of former mayor Susan Steger
and commissioner Eric Childers, both
Czymbor defenders.
The new commissioners, Corbett
and Sarah Pelican, campaigned on a
platform of change, including the
need for a new city manager.

News Leader

, with the city man-
Czymbor could
not be reached for
comment late
.Thursday when the
meeting notice was
Mayor Arlene
Czymbor Filkoff said
-----Czymbor had met
with commissioner
individually over the past week and
indicated his intent to resign "as a
result of those discussions."
Vice Mvlayor Jeffrey Bunch
declined comment. Commissioner
Charles Corbett said he was unaware
that Czymbor had resigned,
Czymbor, 48, a Mich~igan native,
was hired by the Fernandina com-
mission in 2006. He replaced Bob
Mearns, who had resigned under
pressure. ..

Fernandina Beach City Manager
Michael Czymbor's last day on the
job will be Jan. 27.
Thl: city commission is scheduled
to mee~t today at 5 p.m. in City Hall,
204 Ash St., to consider a settlement
agreement to buy out the city man-
ager's contract.
He would be paid $;112,112. iri sev-
erance, accrued vacation, sick and
personal leave and for dental, health,
life insurance and other benefits.
Czlymbor wrote a brief letter of
resignation saying his departure was
contingent on approval of the settle-
ment agreement.
But according to a,cover docu-
ment provided to the commission as
part of the agenda item for tonight's
meeting, "It appears that a majority of
the city commission would like to
sever the employment relationship"


Dick and Myra Isrkin on Amelia Island.

News Leader

After representing himself at trial,
Gregory David Larkin waited calmly
as Circuit Court Judge Robert Foster
reviewed the jury's verdict just after 4
p.m. Tuesday. *
SMore than two ye~ars.after his par-
ents' double homicide and folloI,;ng
.two days of testimony and a short
deliberation, a jury found ILarkin ruilty
.of two counts of first-degree murder.
He now faces the death pcnally for
murdering his parents
Cleanly shaven w-ith his red. hair
closely cropped and drIe sszd-ina navy
-:init: thr_ suii--p;;ke nl mn c.eaw~Thr3The
defense table bore little~ resemrblane
to the .bearded rna n in t he iff'
mug shot when he ;as ,
buooed into jail after being -
charged in the April L'00s slnr- '
ing of his parents. Amelia l
Island residents R~i Ihard and
191yra Larkin.
"He might see mi mild -an-n
nered now that youl'i;e sezn
.him in the dsurtroom, but' Greg I
make no mistake about it,the .
man sitting before you com-
mitted violent act of anger, rage -two
separate, violent murders ofi the peo-
ple whose blood he shared," John
Kalihowski, a prosecutor with the State
Attorney's Office in Nassau County,
told jurors during closing arguments
Tuesday. "Their blood. he shared
mixed once more on his clothing and
on this bat"
Jurors were not swayed by Isrkin's
contention that prosecutors failed to
establish a motive or provide adequate
DNA evidence connecting him to the
murders. Foster denied his two moves
to acquit on grounds of insufficient
Isrkin, who fired his latest court-
appoilited attorney in October, was
Joined by standby counsel Assistant
Public Defender Brian Morrissey.
Under Morrissey's guidance, con-
veyred through whispers and passed
notes, Isrkin objected to several of
the prosecution's questions and seg-
ments of witnesses' testimonies. He
had previously dismissed several attor-
neys appointed to his defense,. citing
Larkin sat quietly through ~much
of the trial, moving only to jot notes on

a yellow legal pad or to stand for the
occasional objection.
SHe displayed little emotion, rais-
ing his voice slightly during closing
arguments when hevstared at prose-
cutors and accused then of perjuring
themselves and obstructing justice for
an alleged inconsistency in their argu-
ments. The accusation drew a rebuff
from Foster, who asked him to confine
his argument to presented evidence
and testimony.
SLarkin said prosecutors had not
. done their jobs, telling jurors there
were no latent prints or definitive DNA
.samples troni the couple's killer recov-
ered from the murder weapon.
"There's ho hard evidence," he
Said. How can you commit that crime
and ivalkr away without even a
latent fingerprint on the mur-
der weapon or a piece of hard
Isrkin accused prosecutors
of having a "convict-at-all-
costs" mentality.
"I hope you listen and
weigh the evidence correctly
arkin. as it has been given to you lIy
Professionalss" he told jurors.
He also questioned the time
frame proposed by prosecutors. Of
Sthe handful of witnesses he called, two
of them had previously told investiga-
tors they saw Richard Larkin alive
April 14, three days after the date
experts suggested he was murdered.
Both witnesses, the couple's neigh-
bor Judith Ankersen and acquaintance
Michael O'Hagen, testified they could
not be certain of the dates they saw
Prosecutors enlisted a meticulous
body of physical evidence tying Larkin
to the crime. There were no signs of
forced entry or burglary, Kalinowski
said of the locked, valuable-laden res-
idence. He reminded jurors that foren-
sic experts testified that the couple
showed no signs of alarm.
"This was not a robbery, this was
not a burglary, this was something
very familiar," he added.
He said investigators found addi-
tional proof inside the residence -
socks and shorts belonging to Isrkin,
with Dick and Myra Isrkin's blood on
them, buried in a pile of clothes behind
a bathroom door,

MURDER~S Continued on 3A

Community !ewPAspapers

County Schools earned 10 A's and two
B's in 2010-11.
"We're extremely proud that our
schools continue to increase their level
of performance," said Nassau County
Schools Executive Director of
Administrative Services Sharyl Wood.
"WYe are one step closer to our goal
of having allA's in our district"
Initially each of the high schools
earned an A, with Fernandina and
Yulee receiving the most points.
However, reading scores among lower
quartile students caused a letter grade
reduction for the respective schools,
Wood said.

Overall, Florida's high schools
achieving higher grades increased in
2010-11. Results show that 78 percent
of high schools earned either an A or
B, an increase of 71 percent. Schools
earning a D or F decreased compared
to 2009-10 scores, according to the
High school grades are earned
based on two elements: 50 percent of
the score derives from individual stu-
dents' FCAT performance and 50 per-
cent derives from factors that include
each school's graduation rate, per-
formance and participation of students
in advanced placement classes, dual

enrollment, international baccalaure-
ate, industry certification and
advanced international certification of
education courses. College placement
test results, SAT and ACT scores are
also considered as well as graduation
rates among at-risk students.
During a press conference Jan. 4,
state officials announced that results
were delayed due to a late review of
graduation rate data conducted in mid-
falL Timing of all subsequent reviews
was pushed back, causing a backup of
data collection statewide. Future plans
include collecting data at earlier times
in the school year to avoid delays in

the 2011-12 scores.
FDOE officials also announced a23Z
percent increase in dual enrollment,
with more than 21,000 students par-
ticipating. In addition, there was a 103
percent increase in students who suc-
cessfully passed advanced interna-
tional certificate of education tests.
The math portion of the FC'AT will
eventually phase out for Algebra l and
geometry end-of-course exams. In
2011, the FCAT'writing test standard
increased from 3.5 or higher to 4.0 or
higher. State officials plan to discuss
GRADES Continued on 3A

Nassau County high school grades
ar~e split with two A's and two B's.
West Nassau and Hilliard Middle-
Senior High each ear-ned an A, while
Fer-nandina Beach and Yulee High
schools each ear-ned a grade of B,
according to Florida Department of
Education 201(>11 scores r-eleased Jan.

All four high schools ear-ned a
gr-ade of B the previous academic year,
with elementary and middle schools
ear-ning A's across the board. Nassau

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Downtown business

group elects officers
The Historic Fernandina ing and other activities and
Business Association has seeks to serve as the collec-
announced the electioix of new tive voice of downtown before
officers for 2011-2012. They elected officials and other gov-
are President Tom Hughes, ernment entities.
M~agna's Salon: First Vice Sounds on Centre is one
President Scott M~oore, 8 of the major activities organ-
Flags Insurance; Second Vice ~ized and promoted by the
President Steve Colwell, H FBA. The series of eight
Fantastic Fudge: Treasurer concerts in the spring and
Uinda Hanawalt, Go Fish and summer attracts thousands of
Amelia Island Coffee; 'and locals and visitors to the down-
Secretary Cindy Jackson, town river front.
BijouxAmelia. 'The organization current-
The HFBA is a member- ly has over 60 members. Dues
ship association incorporated are $100 a year and meetings
to advance the commercial take place on the third
and civil interest of the mer- Tuesday of each month at City
chants and businesses in the Hall at 9 a~m. The next meet-
historic downtown area. The ing is next Tuesday. All are
HFBA seeks to promote the welcome to attend.
downtown area as a great des- For more information, con-
tination for shopping and din- tact Tom Hughes at 321-0404.




FRIDAY: JANTA.RY' 13. 2012 NIEWS New~s-Leader

dren, Myrabelle Murray,Jaydn
Smith, Alura Murray, Alyssa
Smith and Amaya Smith and a
host of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Johnson is preceded in
death by her father, Frank
hirenz, and her mother, Regis
lane hirenz.
Funeral services will be at
11:00 am on Monday, January
16, 2012 from the Burgess
Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral
Home with Randy Hilton, offi-
Mrs. Johnson will be laid to
rest in Green Pike Cemetery,
Yulee, FL
Friends maycallon Sunday
from 5:00-7:00 pm at the funer-
al home.
'The famiily would like to
thank everyone for their
thoughts and prayers during
our time of grief and to Baptist
Medical Center for the excel-
lent care they extended during
her illness.
Please share her life story at ' *

Mc Neva ILee 84, of
Fernandina Beach, Fla. passed
away Monday, January 9, 2012
at Shands Hospital in
Jacksonville, Fla. .
SA ihative of East Tennes'see,
she )nas the daughter of the late
Marion and Lucy Lewis. She

Tennes-see and ~
'graduated fr~om
High School.
She soon met
and married
Sylvan Asberry
P gew p n Esand they set-
tied in E. St. Louis, Mo. She had
two sons, Jack and Rick. In the
early 1960's she married Bob
Warren. They moved .to
Fernandina. 13each in 1962
where she worked ~for the land
and Williams Company. In 1992,
she worked at Container
Corporation as a lift operator.
SMrs. Lee wias the youngest
of sevei brothers anid sisters
:.vho all passed on before her.
Her son Jack Asbe'rry died in
She leaves behind her son,
Rick Asberry of Fernandina
Beach,' Fla. and many nieces,
nephews and cousms8.
The family 4iill' receive

PM at Oxley-Heard. Funeral
Sejrvit:es will be held at 2:00 PM
today at the Btitgess Chapel of
Oxley-Hear~d with Rev Noel
~Rober-ts, oficiating Shewillbe
-'laid, to r-est in Bosque Be~llo
Ce meter y
O~rley-HeaLrdjFuneral Directors

Paisley Alayne
MaSSengll 1
lInfant Paisley Alayne
Massengi~ll. passeci away
Tuesday, Januar~y 10, 2012.
She is survited by her par-
eiits, Mikey and Amber Mas-
sengill of Fernandina Beach,
FL; two sisters, Jayrden 'Lee
'MasSengill and Presley Aryn
M'assengill; maternal grand-,
parents, Alton and Kathy
Kennedy; paternal grandpalr-
ents, Mike and Leslie Massen-
gill, and Elmo and Tammy ~
Lyons; great-grandparents,
Buddy and Jo Anne Massengill,
and Coy and Jackie Senterfitt;
'several aunts, uncles and
Graveside funeral services
will be held at 12:00 noon today,
Friday, January 13, at Green
Pine Cemetery in Yulee with
Rev. Pat McCall officiating.
For more information and
to sign Paisley Alayne's online
register book, please visit the
Gr-een Pine website at
Green Pike FuneralHone

ROnald Doyle
Former Florida resident
Ronald Doyle Harward, 77,died
January 9, 2012, at Nassau-
Baptist Hospital in Amelia
Island, FL
Mr. .Har ward was born
September 8, 1934 in Miami,
FL to Patrick and Ada-Mae
Ron attended Bishop Kenny
High School and upon gradut-
tion enlisted in the U.S. Marine
Corps. He enjoyed reading,retl-
~gion, philosophy, classic films
and possessed a passion for the
study of history and science.
He graduated from the
University of Florida, Gaines-
ville with a Bachelor's Degree in
Mechanical Engineering. He
was a devoted father and lov-
ing husband. Ron was very
active for most of his life, dedi-
cated to healthy living and an
avid distance runner for 35
Mr. Harward served in the
United State Marinie Corps. He
worked 40 years in the
Fiberglas manufacturing indue
try, including Owens Corning'
Cor1 Corp, PPG Industries and
Johns Manville. Ron held posi-
tions ranging from project engi-
neer, plant manager to execu-
tive positions for manufacturing
and research & development.
He~ managed the Owens
Corning facility in Anderson,
SC during the mid 1960's in
what was at the time, one of the
state's largest employers.
During his professional career,
Ron led & served on numerous
community Boards and chari-
table organizations .
Mr. Harward spent the lasts
18 years of his life in Florida. He
and -Maxine enjoyed many
years there and enjoyed visit-
ing and spending time with
their children, grandchildren
and friends.
Ron is survived by his wife
of 55 years, Maxine; son, Scott
and his wife Carol of Mt. Inurel,
NJ with their three daughters,
Alexandra, Kathleen and Haley;
and soft, Todd and his wife, Sara
of Greenville, SC, with their 2
children, son Ashley and daugh-
ter Amelia; brother, John and
sister Patricia and their fami-
SFulieral arrangements are
be~in handled by Oxley-Heard
ofliinelia Islanid, Florida. Aqpri-
vate service will be held: a ])i~i-
vatecelebration of his life willbe
held at a future date. In lieu of
flowers, the family asks that
you consider donations to th'e
Americar Heart Association. .
Oxley-Heard~uneralDirectors 'i

Frances Ellen '

Frances Ellen Johnson left
her earthly body to be with our
Intd, January 11, 2012 after a
short illness .
Born in Daytona Beach;
Florida pn January 30, 19'46, she
worked for WWL at the Blount

over 30 years.
Mrs. Johnson
was an avid
crafter, devot-
ing the last
years of he life
to quilting. She sln P r o
loved and lived her life to the
fullest and was always the life of
any occasion she attended.
She will be greatly missed
by her loving husband of 47
years,; Robert Johnson, her two
wonderful and loving sisters;
twin, Jo Fender and Mary
Norris, daughter, Denise Frias
(Francisco), sons, Randy
Johnson (Sandee), Chris
Johnson- (Maggie), six won-
derful grandchildren, Richard
Johnson, Jenna Smith (Bubba),
Sama'ntha Cowan (Clinton),
Chris Johnson Jr., Cody

New Year's resolutions are
often made with good inten-
tions, but they can be difi-
cult to maintain. Instead of
making vague promises this
year, set tangible goals and
work toward realistic
lifestyle changes. TOPS
Club, Int: (Take Off Pounds
Sensibly), the nonprofit
weight-loss support organi-
zaition, offers tips from mem-
her Inoisann Dulaney of
Texas to help individuals
reach their weight loss goals
and lead healthier lives.
The "Ps" -
*Plan. Create a plan for
the New Year. Will you eat
Fewer sweets or consume
more whole grains? It's
important to understand, in-
advance, how you wil reach
your healthy goals.
Pyramid/Plate. The
USDA's MyPlate, which has
replaced the Food Guide
Pyramid, offers healthy eat-
-ing and portion size guide-
Eines. Also, TOPS' Food
Exchange System, similar to
the one developed by the
American Dietetic
Association, encourages indi-
viduals to use variety and
flexibility in meal planning to
achieve balanced nutrition.
There are no "good" or
"bad" foods. All food is
acceptable in moderation.
*Portions. It's essential
to be aware of portion sizes.
A cup of food is approximate-
ly the. size of a cupped hand,
g half cup is about the size of
a list, and a serving of meat
is roughly the size of a deck
of cards. *
*Pitcher. Put a pitcher of
water in the refrigerator and
drink about eight glasses
each day. The pitcher will
indicate the amount of water
you have already consumed.
Push and Pass, T~y to
leave a small amount of food
'on your plate as yott"push
away" from the table at the
end of a meal. Stand up, put
the food ~in the trash, and
leave th~e table: .Pass on pota
to chips, pastries, pies,
poumd cake and ~inore. .
Choose healthier snack
foods, lik~e prerzels. unsalted
: peanu~ts, pupiur~n ;Ind diet,
; jhice iopsi~les
*Perso0nal Trailiner
Per'sonal trainers h~elppeo-
ple tailor their exercises to
their ability and the proper ,
intensity level. But atrairier
or special equipment is not
required. Jtist pvalk and ~get
Parks. Walk or jog in a
local parki. If the weather -
conditions are: poor, go to
the mall or a large store to
burn off soine calories. Visit
the gymgor take 11tness class-
., Partners. Having a ft-

can helP
.= m you stay
c on track
E~-a they help
make healthy meal choices
or join you during a workout,
they are the people who can
offer support. Consider
attending a local TOPS chaw
ter meeting. Find one at
*Project. Start a project
or take up a hobby that
keeps you away from the
kitchen. Choose a hobby
that will get you moving-
nature hikes, gardening, .
dance classes, bike riding,
golfing, camping and more.
*Public. Check out
restaurants' menus online,
so you can find a location
with healthy options. If
you're mulling over an appe-
tizer, consider a salad with
low-fat dressing or oil and
vinegar rather than moz-
zarella sticks or other deep.
fried foods. Choose the fruit
and vegetable option at a fast
food restaurant instead of
fries. Practice eating smaller
portions and bring half of
the meal home. .
*Pajamas. It's important
to get about seven to nine
hours of sleep each night.
Go to bed at a reasonable ,
time for rnore energy the
~next day. .
* Practice. As with any-
thing -learning to drive,
playing an instrument and
more practice is necessary.
Start slowly and practice
healthy habits each day to
making lasting changes.
SThe "Qs"
*Quick. There is no
quick fix when it comes to
weight loss: WVork slowly and
make lifestyle changes as
-you go along.
*Quiz. Q~uiz -oursell frel-
queqtly An: I exercising on a
regular basis? Do I keep a
food journalto~ traICk ha1t~ I
am: eating? Do I endoixrage
others asthey try to make ~
healthier lifestyle choices?
This ivill keep you account. ~
able and mlindful ofi the
Schoilces youjl rnake
''Qiiit. Quir .knolcking' '
yourself dwnI. There are
tinies~ivhen you may
o~er indu~lge. but it shouldn't
be discouraging. Stay mori-
vated and iontinuewnith yocur
weig;ht-loss plan.
Quiet. Maike lime for l
some peace arid quiet in a
busy schedule. It's important
to spend a few minutes alone
periodically: This will give
you tiine to recharge. Take a
~quick nap,1listen to music or
'~simply sneak off to a quiet
room in the house to clear
your thind.

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

Shrimp Fest
deadithe .
Jan. 18 is the postiark
deaidline for ai tist applic-
tions for the 49th Annlual Isle
of Eight F~lags Shrimp
Festival. Go to
under Festival information
and click oil Veirdor
Infor-mation/Fine Arts &
Craft for the application link.
The festival will be held May
4,5 and 6,.with the Pirate
Parade on May 3 at 6 p m
ForI Line ar ~ts and cdrafts inker l
ination, ilulitail rhte' Islaid "
Art. AsSOciatio~n at 261j-;(020,
visit wnw islandar1u orge or
email la~n dar1..
Shrimp F-estival lic~nforma
lio~n can be i sund at war~.
brlimpl~s'ti\ al C~om' o~r emi
-infol~shrimplestivav l com .

Spring classes
Register now for spring
term classes offered through
the Center for Lifelong -
Learning at the Florida State
College Betty El Cook Nass-
au Center in Yulee and at St.
Peter's' Episcopal Church in
Fernandina Beach.
Classes begin in .
SFebruary and vary, from
Clinese Folk Religion to
~Crime Scene Nassau to the
Aittof Photography to
. Oenology 101. Fee is $50, .
with the exception of the
SDigital Camera class, which
is $40. For information and
registration, contact the
Nassau Center at 548-4432.

BlObid drive .
'The Bl~ood ~Alliance will
host a Fernandina Beach
community drive on Jan. 14
from 11 a~m.-3 p.m. at Kmirt
and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Publix.
Visit for

G~un courses
Gary W. Belson Associ-
ates I~nc. offers gun courses
at the Range & Educational
Training Center in Nassau
County. A Concealed Wea-
pon Oicense Course will be
offered Jan. 14 at 9 a~m. and
1 and Jan. 18, 27 and 30
at 5:15 p.m. A Basic with
Defensive Tactics Course
will be offered Jan. 21 at 7:45
a~m. Contact Belson at 491-
8358, 476-2037 or Visit

The Nassau County
Public Uibrary System will
be closed Jan. 16 for the
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
holiday. The book drops will
remain open.

Alzhenner's su pr
SThe Alzheimer's/Demen-
tia Support Group for
Nassau County meets from
1-2 p.m. the third Thursday
of each month at the Council
on Aging, 1367 South 18th
St The next meeting is Jan.
19. No pre-registration is
required. This meeting is
open to the public and every-
one who has an interest is
invited to attend. For infor-

mation call Debra
Dombkowski, LPN. at 261-

CSdece y sum
-Timucuan Ecological and
Historic Preserve will host a
Science Symposium on Jan.
20 at the Ribault Club on
Fort George Island in
Jacksonville. Researchers,
students and community
members are welcome to
attend and learn more about
the research projects in the
Timucuan Preserve: area.
-The symposium is spon-
sored by Timucuan
-Ecological and Historic
'Preserve, the Florida Park .
Service and the Titiaticuan
Trail Parks Foundation,
Registration is limited and
on a frst-come basis.
Pr~sesnt~ation is by invitation
only. Registration is $35 and
includes a boxed lurichi. For
instructions and more infor-
.mation go

Steak night
SThe American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54, will host
its monthly Steak Nig~ht at
the American legion: Post,
628 S'. Third SE, fr-om $7
p hi Jan 21 '11e public is
welcome. Dinner includes a
steak cooked to order, baked
potato, corn on the~cob,
salad and a roll for an $11
Donation. To-go dinners
available. All proceeds go to
.programs sponsored by the
American legion Riders,
Chapter 54. -
88 &lfSt SerieS
Public Defender Matt
Shirk will discuss the :Role of
the Public Defender in the
Criminal Justice System at
thft month's Breakfast
Imarning Series on Jan. 24 at
the Nassau County office of
Family Support Services of
North Florida (FSS), 87001
SProfessional Way in Yulee.
The program begins at 9
a.1p., with continental break-
fast and networking starting
at 8:30 a~m. Register to
attend at FSS.BLS.Nassau@
fssnf.0rg or 225-5347.
Shirk is the elected public
defender for the Fourth
Judicial Circuit serving
Nassau, Duvaland Clay
.: counties. He will discuss the
work and responsibilities of
Sthe public deferider's office,
including: attorneys in the
courtroom, administrators as
their work affects taxpayers
and providing coni~munity
Outreach and education.

DivorceCare, a 13-week
support group and seminar
for people experiencing sepa-
ration and divorce, features
videotapes with recognized
experts on divorce and
recovery topics and an
opportunity for group discus-
sion of the emotional and
painful issues surrounding
this topic. This non-denomi-
national group is open to all.
A new group is forming and
will start on Wednesday, Feb.
8 at 6:15 p.m. at Amelia
Baptist Church. There is also
a dinner etich Wednesda at
5:30 p.m.; all are welcome,
but RSVP attendance to the
church office, 261-9527.

The Nassau Humane
Society will hold its annual
Flea & Tick Garage Sale on
Feb. 17 and 18 from 7:30
a~m.-2:30 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach airport
Bring tax-deductible
donations to the Second
Chance store at 312 S.
Eighth St. Please, no com-
puters or TVs. Contact
Penny at 321-0022 for infor-

yodur high school guidance
office by March 15. .
Applications can also be
mailed and postmarked-byj
March 15 to the jRotary Claib
' of Fernandina Beach, PO
Box 654, Fernandid'aBeach,
SFL 32(135. Since 1993, the .
Rof~ary Club of Fernandina
Beach has awarded more
than $393,000 in scholar-
ships to deserving Nassau .
County seniors.
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The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary
annually funds a $2,000
scholarship for a student
pursuing a career in an
allied health related field. To
be eligible, a student must
be a Nassau County resi-
dent, enrolled at least part-
time in nursing or an allied
health degree, have a 2.8
GPA, submit two letters of
recommendation and be 21 -
by Sept. 1. Alisting of FSCJ'
scholarships can be
Accessed by going to, selecting
Florida State College and
then selecting financial

The R~tary Club of .
Ferpandiffa Beach is now
accepting applications for-its
scholarship program, which
is open to all seniors gradu-
ating from Nassau County
high schools. Applicants
*Be a senior at a Nassau
~county high school at the
time of the application,
*Be in the top 25 per-
cent of the class
*Provide one letter of -
reference from school facul-
ty, employer or community
*Provide a resume out-
lining current classes,
extracurricular activities,
community service, work
activities and interests.
-Complete the applica-
tion cover letter and provide
school guidance counselor's
endorsement of GPA and ,
class rank. '
Applications are available
at all high school guidance
offices and online at the .
club's website, www.fernan-
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ing tR sell the$fijling \enture.
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and sales pitches draflted by
Dick Larkin
Rick Larkin, the couple's
eldest son and Greg Larkin's
brother, testified that the
business had divided the fam-
i'ly and poisoned its relation-
"I the Lairkins were to seill
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to sell it, he would'vle been out
of a job, out ol a home," White
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teacher evaluation challenged


evaluation system was built on
research-based practices, the
link to professional develop
ment was not as strong,
according to Wood.
"In addition to assessment
of teacher performance, teach-
ers will target strategies to
develop each year," she said.
"This is called 'deliberate prac-
tice.' Their score for instruc-
tional practice will be a cols
bination of these two areas."
Wood continued, "With the
new system, teachers will
receive a summative report of
extensive information gath-
ered over the course of the
year through formal and infor-
mal observations and other .
documented evidence and arti-
facts. Teachers previously
received a copy of the assess-
ment, but the extent of the
information provided to the .
teacher was variable and usu-
all much less informative than
what they wil now receive."
School officials have not
ironed out howr merit pay will
work~ i
"At the pres~enf~time, there
are po financial implications
for the teacher- evaluation sys-
,tem," Wood said. "'llat aspect
of the system is to be impl- :
minted by 2014-15."
In addition, the measure is;
Eiot elcpected ~to adversely ;
affect teachers who seek
national board cer tification,
according to Grady,
'Teachers are responsible
for paying for fees and in mjt
cases, they don't receive ass~is-
fance fro-m the state unless the
school boards or unions ne~go-
tiate a supplement," he said


An approved teacher eval-
nation system has some state
educators questioning its con-
The Nassau CountySchool
Boarb unanimously approved
a teacher evaluation system
that coincides with the feder-
ally mandated~ Race to the Top
edcxlational initiative proposed
by President Barack Obama
hi 2009. Gov. Rick Scott signed
Senate Bill ?36 in March 2011,
requiring new teaching inan-
datesi. Although the new law
is already in effect, teacher
salaries will not be affectedd
until 2014.
The new teacher evaluation
system was designed to pro-
mote teacher effectiveness,
resulting in incremental
instructional -improvements,
improve student performance,
promote professional growthh
Sand build~ teacher morale
Evaluations would. provide
information to support teaclier
proinotion and. transfer deci-
slogs, as well as reappoint-
ments and terminations,
according to Nassau Cotinty
,Schools Executive Director of
Adlritnistr~ative ServiciesSharyl
She added that the teachei
evaluation system "monitors
and supports implementation
of research-based strategies
into classroom instruction,
identifies 4 1 key 'strategies
revealed by research for effec-
tive teaching identifies appro-
priate strategies for different
types of lessons to maximize

student learning and provides
a common language and
model of instruction for effec-
tive teaching."
Some teacher unions dis-
In September, the Florida
Education Association and the
Sarasota Classified Teachers
Association filed a lawsuit in
Tallahassee's Circuit Court
"contending that the provi-
sions of the bill passed earlier
this year by the Florida
Legislature and signed into law
by Goir. Rick Scott are uncon-
stitutional because they
deny teachers their right to
effective collective bargaining
on wages ahd terms and con-
ditions; of employment,"
according to a~ FEA press
Thelawsuit asserts that leg-
islators enacted legislation that .
was unconstitutional when SB i
736 passed, it substantially
changed wages, employment
contracts, performance evalu-
ation)s, promotions and work-
force reduction provisions that _
had been previously negotiat-
ed betwe'enteachers andloc~al
school d~isiict'is, according to
the press release.
Northeast Florida FEA
.Execultive Director Rich Gradyt :
said the teacher devaluation ~sy-
tem is not "research-based and
doesn't improve teaching nor
does the legislation accomplish
the goal of improving teacher
performances~ or ass sting st-
.dept learning."
IWe thin k we have good
chance of defeating (the law),
he added.
W'ood disagrees

"Instructional practice is
research-based and has been
* shown to improve student
learning," she said. "It's the
pay-for-performance side that
hasn't clearly been document-
ed to improve student per-
Regardless of the law's out-
come, Nassau County Schools
will remain in compliance.
"We always endeavor to do
what we're asked by the
Department of Education and
the state legislature and our
current plan is in compliance
and has been approved by the
Department- of Education,"
Wood said. "If something
changes, we'l do whatever we
need to do to comply with
those circumstances."
'For now, teachers will see
changes in how instructional
methods are evialuated-
"Primarily -teachers will be
Affected by the changes in eval-
natio~n of instructional prac
tices" WVbod said. "However,
uatironswill include 50 percent
S.ofthe final rating based'ori stu-
dent learnisig gio:wti:" -.
ST~~mher evlaluario results
wilfibe based on two scores -
50 percent instructional prac-
tice and 50 percent student
lear ning growth.
"Previously, the percent t of
Sthe evaluation based on stu-
dent learning growth was less
and the assessment 6f student
learning growth was mor-e flex-
lble," Wood said. "Student
lear ning growth will now be
determined by performance
on specific tests/ass-essm.rents."
WVhile the previous teacher

Newus Leader

City commissioners have
- agreed to change the zoning of
Sa small parcel of city airport
land from recreational to indus
trial to allow the Nassau
Humane Society to construct a
new facility. ITere was a ques-
tion, though, about the legaility
of that given the city charter
restriction on use of recreational
land. .
The 0.95acre parcel is locat-
ed within the city's leased area
for the Humane Society shelter
and dog park at the Fernandina -
Beach Municipal Airport.
According to a city staff docu-
meng~the recreation'zoned area
was "ran incompatible land use
category and zoning designa-
tion for the continued operation ~
and potential expansion of ani-
mal care and control services."
SThe entire leased area is 2.76
The Naissaul Hudlane
Society provides animal control
seriricesfor Fei-nclndina Beach .
under a contracts with the city
Because a plan for- a newly
constructedd animal shelter by
2016 was specified by the city's
Proposed 'Comiprehensiv~e Plan,
City staff initiated the change to
Industrial I-1 so the entire area .
could be uniformlyr categorized,
according to a city document
Vice Mlayor Jeffrey Bunch
Sat the Jan~ 3 meeting questioned
t he legality ofthe city's leasing
recreational land. According to
the city char ter. recreational

land cannot
Sbe leased for
more than 40
years without
a citizen ref-
SCom mis-
.sioner Tim
Poynter Poynter also
noted that the
city charter's
requirement for a lease should
`be honored, "otherwise you're
getting around it."
SCity Attorney Tammi Bach
said the reason for theproposed
leasing of the land for 50 years
was to make the new animal
care cijmplex more attractive
to potential donors, but she
agreed to change the lease to 40
years to comply with the city
Land Development Code
states 'industrial zoning ,a
"intended for the development
of warehousing, fabi-ication,
storage and commercial serv-
ices ... and shall belbas~ad oll
compatibility -with' the .8ur-
roumding land 'uses."
A conceptual plan for a new
Ihimal- care -coinplex was
tinveiled for city ~commnis'sibn-
ers in 2010.~
According to an mail from
'City Manager Michael Czym-
bor,. an extension of the
Humane Society's lease.wll be ~
brought: to commisdioners at
their next meeting.~ Plans :for
the new animal care complex
will also be presented to comi-
missioner~s for'review at that.
t me

comn ream to 15hdol r n
previous academic Iyear: 224
high schools earned a B, com.
pa red to 188 schools in 2'009-
101. Also. 22 schools earned a
C, compared to69~Sc'hoo[ldur-
ing the previous academic y'ear.
Tw~enty-five schools earned a
grade of D, marking a more
than 50) percent decrease from
the 5; in 2'00410). Six schools

Young Republicans
The Nassau County
Yo~iung Republicans will, host
a Campaign Kcick-Off Evecnt
. fro 6j,,t.30-8 p m -on Sundayr
I'at Go~ur met Gou rmet, 140.8
Lew-is St. ,
SThis eve-nt is open to the
public. Candidates for local
offlices, as well as retpresen-
tativ'eS for the presidential
candidates, have been invit-
ed to at-tend Cost of the
.event is,d15 per person-..-
wh lich iinc~ludel s light hors ,
d'oeuvres2 and two drink
tickets. To RSV~P. contact ,
Justin Taylor. chalir, at jmtai- or,
(9ooI 2~t2i)7,orl- Carl
Cahill, \ite chair, at cariki-
abilll~bellsouth net or (9304)
Democrat Club
The Democrat Club of
Amelia Island will meet
Tuesday;, Jan. 24 at 7p.m at
the Amella Island M'useum
of History. Kiatie Ross,
Northeast Florida regional
director- for U.S Sen. Bill
NeLSon, will be the speaker.
,Bring aq app-tjizr to
share RSVP to Jennifer'
W'ildes. 225-2193, or goky-

Fernandina-Beach .B -
Yulee' . .. . .. . .
Hilliard .... .A
West NSassau .. ..A

earned grade of F~compared
to 11 schools in 2009-10,
according to the FDOE

sistencies in larkiin 5 stories -
he told detectives and rezlativ'es
he left for Alexico on April 1',
.but lately r amende'd his story\ t.,
tell relatives he left April 11
instead. White told jurors, "He
tells inconsistent stories
because he's not telling the
The trial's penalty phase
will take place Jan. 24 start-
ing at 8 a.m. Fo~ter encour-
aged Larkin to consider the
assistance: of an attorney' for
that. .
"We~ sympathize; greatlj '
with the family," the judge said
of the verdict 'And we believe
in the jury sysJtem and we
believe justice wras served."


Granzdpa's Cough


City rezones parcel

for animal shelter

Conlilnued f~rom LA
cha ngi ng grade requirements
.for 2012-13 at month's end,
; according tothe FDOE.
Of Florida's 4741 graded
public high schools, including
combination schools serving
High school students earning
i Bn A through F in 201011, 147
.schools earned a grade of A,


Proseculors argued that,
according to expert testimo-
ny by crime laboratory ana-
~lysts, a statue dropped on Dick '
SLarkin left behind traces of
white dust. Witnesses said
Ljrkin's shorts had the same
substance on them. -
The prosecution~ painted a
grisly~ picture of the killings
during closing arguinents.
They suggested that, based on i
the evidence and testimonies,
Slearkiri bludgeotted his fnother
several times with a baseball
bal while she sat ~in the family;'s
living room to watch a movie
the night of April 11, 2000.
They alleged that he theri pro-
ceeded to his father's den
where he bldddied him viith '
the bat relenting briefly to
~ walk outside and retrieve a 96
pound statue before returning
and dropping it on his father's
head, crushing his face.
"This is Gregory Larkin's
handiwork." Kalinowski said.,
presenting gruesome photo-
graphs of the: deceased.
"This is :Gregory Larkiin's
Assistant ~State Attorney
Wesley White alleged -the
crime wasyrnotivate~d by a dis-
pute over Aquamor, the family-.
owpuned diving business in
Costa Rica, which Larkini had
.operated before arriving at the
couple's C~aprice Lane home'
unannounced ii january 2009.



A local man died after he
wasa struck Thursday; morning
by an SUV o~n CR 108S in
Hilliard. Henry T Dobson. 85.
was walking on Owens Farm
Road and was attempting to
c ross C R 108 fr~om the nor th to
the south side of the road at
7-55 a.m according to F~lorida
Highways! Patrol Lt. Bill Lee~per
SThomas J. Ra~ulerson, 13. of
Hilliard was driving a 2000 Ford
SUV\ eastbound on CR 108 3
approaching Owens Farmu Road
w;hen Dobson w;alkezd into the
eastbound lane of CR 108 and
into the path of the SUV.i\
KRaulerson's vehicle struck
Dobson, causing fatal injur-ie~s
Leteper said. He was pro-
nounced dead at the scene.
Raulerson was not injured.
,Charges have nobrbeen filed
in the crash. The accident is
still under investigation. Alcohol
did not appear to be a factor,
LzEper said.


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C1A FRIDA:L rJAERY 13. 2012 HIEWS News-Leader

Big seven lead U.S. auto sales in 2011

The 2011 calendar year of
U.S. auto sales clearly was a
much-needed positive for our
economy. Sales were up 10
percent from 11.6 million in
2010 to 12.8 million in 2011,
a helty gain, in line with
Of those 12.7 million sales,
almost 10 million were built in
our country. About half of the
increased umits sold in 2011
were domestically built a
very good thing. I read yes,
terday about multinational
U.S. companies coming back
home after shifting their
headquarters abroad. There
is proof that this country can
support itself if we give it a
There were seven compa-
nies that sold over 1 million
units in 2011, compared to
five last year. These seven,
Along with Volkswagen, are
the current big players oper-

ating in the
-U.S. market.
was eighth,
with 443,534
units, but is
a big world-
wide player.
Europe and
RE ER'~S Korea
CORNER6 gained mar-
ket share at
the expense
RickKeffer of Japan,
which was
flat year over year. How much
the tsunami affected things
willbe determined when I do
my mid-ytear report.
Toyota and Honda will
fight back and will participate
in the continued increase in
sales predicted for 2012.
The Koreans are giving
the Japanese a fit and the
domestics are now all solidly

'Ihere isprOOfthat

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back mn the hunt lIet the
games begin.
The box included will be
self-explanatory, featuring the
bigger contributors.
Hyundai/Kia and Chrysler
made the most noise among
the first seven, up 27 percent -
and 26 percent respectively.
Kia was up 36 percent a~d
Hyundai 20 percent in this
jointly controlled company.
VW deserves credit for its 23
percent increase and Nissan,
at a 15 percent increase, has
quietlyi gained ground the last
few years.

root for another healthy
increase this year as a con-
tributing factor in our eco-
nomic recovery.
Autos are a fun and critical
part of our country's lifeblood
- enjoy them. Have a good
Rick Keffer owns and of er-
ates Rick Keffe~r Dodge
Chrysler~eep in Yulee. He.
invites questions or positive
stories about automobile use
and ownership.

It was a good year for
BMW Mercedes, and Audi
versus a tough year for Lexus
and Acua
The Wall Street protesters
will be glad to know only 348
Rolls Royces were sold alt
year in the entire countr~y.
Bentley sold 1,877 units and -
aprpears tobe the'super-luxu-
ry vehicle of choice now. On
the data list were reminders
of the past, with Pontiac,
Saturn and Humriner sales
still being recorded. The field

of manufacturers has been
streamlined and the world
market approach is taking
The Chinese want in our
market now, with some of
their car manufa~-turers. Do
we really need io embrace
more dilution of our market?
You can guess what I think.
The raw numbers tell the
story of U.S. sales in 2011.
.Data for some of the smaller
sales numbers are easily avail-
able on the Internet. Int's

Buddy Bold and Candy Crow opened Domestic Design Roofing, lac.
(''Domestlr Deig~ns")~ i Fernandina Beach in early 2001 following
careers in the connstrction and legal indistrieS. Growing up in It~u.
B~ddy began building custom homes in 1984 while Cindy practiced law.
Following his custom home building in Teues. Buddy 'extendd his con-
stnruchan experience Ihrough Jobs in civil e~ngineering. production and cu-
tom home consutiction and commercial and credential roofing sales. Cindy
practiced htrigauan with an emphasL. Io construction and insulranc~e law: In
2001, they opened Do~mestic: Designs Roofing. Inc. to concentrate solely on
residential and commercial toofing and have never looked back.
Buddy bolde licenses from the state of Florida as both a.Certified
Roofing Contractor and a Ge~neral Contractor and is OSHA cerufied.'Ier
company' Is licensed and insured.
.Since 2001'. Domestr Design has met the roof ing needs for new and exijt-
:igr~home~owners and commerisal bumme~~sse tn Nassau, Duval, St. Johns.
clal and Bakler caunes. Thez compnyso' .5 cew~s unstall shingle, metal.,tile
and' flat roofsj as well as provide inspeaion, repair, additonal imnsllarian and
cleaning services for both residential and cojmmercial customers.
A full service cormpany', Domestle Designs works with homeowners and
builders everyday to provide the highest quality, warranted roofig ervic-
es at the IdwestI costs and least incirnvenince. 'Everyone's needs are dif-
fereot. I enjoy war gq wnh ioditi~ual homeowners and builders to solve
their spaecii problems and meet their needs. I understand that ally type of
home or business aonstuction can be challenging so it is oulr goal to pro-
vide every client with the most cost etBective and least1 Intrusive solutions.
In today'Sfast-paced and economically challenging envirounted itxyocan-
amaea cman)h ofes 3 sa1d B ty of products including GAFElk,
C'erainTeed, Owe~ns-Corning, Islanier Hanson and American Tale. all of
whom offer a complete line ofr w~arranues.
WiTlh recent changes to the state of lomrlda s wind midigarion roofing
requnezments. there are many new savings opportuzries for residential and
commercial ownerrs. 'We offer clients reeveral roofing options to save
man y' on then homeowners' and wmld insutranc-e policies." said Boyd. "We
work closely with local inrurancet agelts and
hl\ve seen usat man) ownezrl rons~ ate
unaware of th~e savings oppornunines

mvilable to them Lhourgh pokly :.
discounts reilatd to roofing
modlificaions. We~ cain :p
eval~alle. wHLhith oners. '
mel: i o'ivja cd3 and :
Additiornally. Domestic
Designs partners w~ith a unified ; :dr
solar technology~ and sustllat3ion
lirm to provide energyi effclent roof~-
ung solutions that reduce your carbon
footprial and utility expense "'We are
cited about the unlimited opportmueis we
now offer in ahernadive eoery resources and
costs savings," said Boyd..
Tob discuss yoiur roofing needs or to sunply leamn
more abrout proteial roofinog modif~~icatos related to
call Buddy Boyd at 9N- 3'1-0626 or 904-753- 1438. They
look fora;rd to working with you

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liabies advisory

for ~~~Nasa Cu
'lle Nassau County Heahth rent rabies immunizations.
Department has issued, a Avoid contact with all
rabies advisory for Nassau wildlife, especially raccoons,
County. A bobcat was tested bats, bobcats and foxes.
positive for rabies Monday All persons with; any
after entering a homeowner's unusual exposure incident, or
garage in West Nassau. bites, with a wild animal
Since bobcats may roam should contact the Nassau
over a wide range, it is impor- County Health Department.
tantfior all citizens tobe aware For general questions
of the risk for rabies in wildlife. pertaining to animals and
Since: Nov. 1 there have been rabies contact Nassau County
26 cases of animal rabies Animal Control (for the Yulee,
reported in the state of Florida Callahan and Hilliard areas)
(1 horse, 1 dog, 1 bobcat, 3 at 491-7440 or the Nassau
bats and 20 raccoons). .Humane Society (for
All citizens in Nassau Fernandina Beach) at 491-
County should be aware that 0122.
rabies is present in the~ wild Secure outside garbage.
animal population. The public in covered containers and
is asked to maintain a height- do not -leave pet food out-
ened awareness that rabies is side. This attracts other pni-
active in Nassau County. An mals.
animal with rabies could infect Keep garage doors
other:wild animals or domes- closed and fenced in areas
tic animals that have not been secure.
vaccinated against rabies. All For questions regarding
domestic animals should be the health of an animial, con-
vaccinated against rabies and tact a veterinarian.
all wildlife contact should. be Veterinariain staff and ani-
avoided, including and espe- mal coritrol staff should be
cially raccoons, bats, bobcats alert for animals encountered
and foxes. with .signs suspicious for
Rabies is a disease of the rabies and contact the Nassau
nervous system and is fatal to County Health Department.
warm-blooded animals and For further information; go
humans. The only treatment to the Florida Department of
for human exposure to rabies Health website:~ www.dob.
is rabie~s-specific immune glob-
ulin and rabies immunization. icine/rabies/rables-index.
If treatment is started soon html, or: contact the Nassau
after the exposure, it almost County Health Department,
always protects the person Disease Control and
from the disease. Prevention Programn, Crystal
The following advice is Msiller, epidemiologist, ait 548'
issued: 1800, ext. 5209, or Kim Geib at
*All pets should have cur- 548-1800, ext5204.

Cumberland Island

:i 95% contained

Due to faiiorable weather
conditions, the Hickory Hill
firecdontinues tosmolderaEnd ~
show little to no growth. It is
95 percent contained, achord-
ing to the National Park
Service. r
Fire crews tratisitioneti
STuesday from a 20-person
crevi focused Un ~ line eda'
struction and' containment to
a smaller thi~ee-person crew
.detailed to monitoring.. This
small crew~ill monitor fire
conditions, look 'for fire~hot
spots if flar-eups occur and
Attack them with a mininium
impact strategy.
"We look for the best, strat-
egy to protect our resources,"
said Seashore Superintendent
Fred Boyles. "This includes
protecting people as well as
natural and cultural
A moisture sirstem moved
into the ar,ea Wednesday and
should help firefighters in
their efforts to deal with hot
spots. However, due to the
smolderisig nature of this fire,
a quick en~d to the Hickory
Hill fire is not predicted at this
time and it will continue to be
monitored. *
The following closures are~
in effect and are an~ticipated
to last through the weekend:
Hickory Hill Campground and
Willow Pond Trail. Additional

Shirk to speak
Public' Defender Matt Shirk
.will discuss the "Role of the
Public Defender in the Crimihal
'Justice System" on Tuesday,
Jan. 24 at the Nassau County
office of Family Support Servi-
ces of Nor th Florida,. 87001
Professional Way in Yulee.
The program begins at 9
a.m., with continental breakfast
and networking starting at 8:30
Register to attend at or
call (904) 225-5347.
Shirk is the elected public
defender for the Fourth Judicial
Circuit serving Nassau, Duval
and Clay counties. He will dis-
cuss the workt and responsibil-
ities of the ~public defender's

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Scott has announced the
appointment of Dr. Valerie Rao
as District 4 Medical Exammner,
serving Clay,Duvaland Nassau
Rao, 67, of Jacksonville, is a
forensic pathologist She suc-
ceeds Dr. Margarita Arruza and
is appointed for a term that
ends July 1.


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because he had a license.
SIThe young man is charged
w~ith grand theft auto.

A Fer nandina Beach woman
wfas arrested for bringing pre
~sription drugs with her to jail
early Saturday. according to a
deputy's report.
Deputies said the woman
came to the Nassau County Jail
at 6 p.m. Jan. 6 to serve time as
a weekend inmate, but while
removing her street clothing a
white pill fell from her jeans.
Deputies said they retrieved the
pill and identified it as
The woman told deputies
she has a prescription for the
drug, but did not have it pres-
ent. She told them she knew
she could not bring the: pill into
jail, but forgot it was in her
pants. -
Theresa Jean Henry, 47, of
332' S.` Ninth St., Fernandina
Beach is charged with intr~o-
ducing contraband into a deten-
tion facility and possession of a
controlled substance without a
Car soe
A St. Marys, Ga., woman
was arrested for possession of
stolen property Sunday after-
noon after taking her mother's

car without permission, accord-
ing to a police report.
Police said a witness con-
tacted them about 'L p.m.
regarding the recovery of a
stolen vehicle. The witness, the
woman's mother's boyfriend.
said the mother reported her
2007 Dodge hatchback stolen
the previous day from St.
Mlarys, Ga.
H~eaold police the daughter
had contacted her earlier in the
week to say she was in
Fernandina Beach. In town for
banking, the mari looked for the
vehicle and spotted it at a South
12th.Street residence before
calling 911, he told police.
A woman at the address
'allegedly told police someone
had parked the car there a few
days earlier and left. However,
she later reportedly told`
police she had borrowed the
vehicle, but when asked if she
had permission, admitted she
.did not.
Police later learned the
woman had a Nassau County
warrant out for her arrest for
failure to appear idi connection
with a paraphernalia charge,
according to the r~eport.
Danielle Carless Henderson,
32,0of St. Mai-ys, Ga., is charged
with possession of stolen prop-

This wras wcritten by Garrett
Pelican ofthe N Leus-Leaderfi~rom
oral and written reports by the
N~assau County Sheriffs QOice,
the city of Fernandina Bach
Police DePartment and other
agencies. Arrest indicates suspii-
clon ofa crime, not guilt. -
Anyone wLith informatfion
about criminal adctiity can col-
tactthe Fernandina Beach Police
Department at 2377-7342 or the
Nassau County Sherips O~ffice
anfonymouslybyca~ ing2250417
in Yulee and Fernandina Beach
or 879-2136 in Callahan,
Hilliard and Bryceville. nTe "We
TiP'#rogram 1-800Z-78CRIMGE
also allows callers to leave
anonymous t~ips.
Stn g~unused
A Fernandina Beach man
was arrested late Sunday for
striking an officer during his
arrest for attempted burglary,
according to a deputy's report.
Deputies responded, to a
Causeway Place residence after
10 p.m. to find a witness to the
alleged burglaries attempting
to subdue the man in the front
yard. When deputies informed
the suspect he was under arrest
and cuffed his left wrist, he
allegedly tried to -punch a
deputy, prompting deputies to
take him to the ground, they
A deputy arriving in the
midst of the fracas deployed his
stun gun bu~t the suspect con-
tinued to use force to -resist:
being cuffed and tried to bite a
deputy's arm, deputies said.
One deputy then applied knee
strikes to his torso and another
hammer fist strikes to his right
shoulder in order- to' br-ing his
right hand behind his back, the
report stated. ~
After repeated instructions
to stop resisting, the man relent-
ed aird deputies handcuffed
The man hadbIeen-observedl

told: = utes
daopu ran Strickland, 32
of 608 Noi th 14th St.. Apt 104
Fernandina Beach is charged
with resisting officerls writh vio-
lence and mucltiple co~unts of
attempted burglar y (auto).

Two J;~~ .lacsnvillre men wer u'tI
as rested Sudnday after ~nc~n for
grand theft~ aftei -stling ~a
boat. acco-rding~ to aI delpurv's :-
`repoi~rt-~ ~' ~ '- ;
Depulles sauf they saw a
193~. Chev\ro~let t; uck hauling a
boat leaving a iioolde~d area at :
US 1 and Pinerbreezer Ro~ad ill
Callalian after 3 p~m. and pulled :
it over for no taillights at US 1

Th divr ol deputies he
had retrieved tie boat from his
uncle, whom he said oviined the*
boat aind trailer, and was told to
Deliver itto another uncle atan
.unk~nown -location on Lem
Turner Road. Deputies said
. they ran the boat's numbers and
, lear ned it and the trailer
belonged to a Duval Caunty res-
Contacted on the phone, the
owner said the boat and trailer
had been stolen from his resi-
dence. Deputies said both men
were extremely nervous and
their iriformation changed mul-

tiple times. The men denied
knowing the bDoat and rrailer
were stolen. thet report stated.

20. and Gerrod Devon W'ilson,
18;, of Jacksonville are charged
with larceny grand thefr of
$10,000? or more.

A Yulee: 16-year-old was
arrested for grand theft auto
Sunday after he and friends
were stopped in a stolen
Mercedes, according to a
deputy's report.
Deputies said they stopped
the car at SR 200 and Palm Tree
Drive in Yulee for a taillight out.
The driver allegedly told
deputies he did not know who
owned the vehicle, insisting he
got it from a friend.
Contacted on the phone, the
vehicle's listed owner told
deputies her car was parked at
a CR 108 residence' and that she
left her keys in a dresser draw-
er. The woman said she did not
give anyone perritission to drive
the car and whoever had it stole

Deputies advised the driver's
.friend of his rights, and after-
ward he allegedly told them he
took the keys from a dresser
and stole the car. He told
deputies he ~picked up his
friends and let one of them drive

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However, visitors should
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Station or w~iv.inciiveb~org
for add~itionalf~ii-e inforrmation
!or for changing closures.
At this time it is believed
t hat the Hic'kory Hill fire was ~
Human caused. A decision on
charges, is :periding .once the
results of the investigation a're .
Cumberland Island
National' Seashore is .the
.-largiest and southernmost bar- .
rier island in Georgia. The
park is, the home to approxi-
Smately 36,000 acres of pristine '
maritime forest, undeveloped
beaches, freshwater lakes,
wide brackish marshes and ,
over 9,800 acres of
Congressionally designated
Wilderness. The Seashore
was authorized by Congress in
1972 and is celebrating its 40th
anniversary in 2012. 'It is one
of over 399 National Park
Seririce Unmits and is adminis-
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Breakfast, services, parade and more mark MlLI Day
E~Jb~v~anzaConference presents the annual Dr. Martin mission says, we are intent The theme this year is "The Dream, The
Luther King Commemorative WVorship Service on bringing about the Vision, The Unity.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Gospel on Sunday at 6 p.m. at New Zion Missionary Christian invitation of Forms are available from parade chairper-
Extravaganza begins at 6 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, 10 South 10th St. Contact the faith, hope and love to all son Romel Green at 556-516i5 or
Missionary Baptist Church, 20 S. Ninth St. Rev. James Arthur at 261-7854. It creation as inspired by Or contact Vernetta
Vice president Wendell McGhee is chairman Da tir dn Jesus and others through Spaulding at 583-1569 or 261-)801 or
for the Youth Extravaganza sponsored by -Dteae, adMoe sal91alcm ediefretisi
Nassau County NAACP Youth Council. Call On Sunday at 10 a.m., worship at N'ew tWe bgel, siev thatal pople. edi f nt

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WAshley Hathcox and ured 20 inches in length.
Kyle Dixon of Yulee an- He joins a brother, Tyler
nounce the birth of a son, James Hathcox.
Chandler James Dixon, born Paternal grandparents are
at 6:55 p.m. Dec. 29, 2011, at Lori and Izrry Dixon of
Baptist Medical Center Yulee. Maternal grandparents
.Nassau. The baby weighed 5 are Kim and Randy Moriarty
pounds 6 ounces and meas- of Yulee.
Deadline for wedding areferrnaison and photon
is 3 p.rn. Tuesday prior to publication on Friday. A briel
announcerenet of the wedding engagement or ceremony
warl be published free of charge. Additional .rrorma~inr masy
runsr at a fee of 56.34 per column arach. A photograph of the
brade, or couple may be subrinied and will run free at one
column by 2 1/2 inches. Larger phrolom will be charged a fee
of Sa.34 per colurnr rInch. Call 261-3696 for an~rmefornon.



him at 58C3-5794 for details.

The Martin Inther King Jr.
Commemorative Breakfast is Saturday at 9
a.m. at Burns Hall of St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, presented by the Nassau County
NAACP and Youth Council Speaker will be
the Rev. Jef f Over ton, senior pastor of First
Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach.
Donations are $20. Tickets are available from
any member or contact Arva Butler at 277-
1256 or bostler@comcastnet or Johnel Prelion
at 261-9361 or

Worship sevce
The Nassau County Christian leadership

New Vision is a new
church start of the United Church of Christ
and worships at 96074 Chester Road in Yulee.
Visit or
contact Moore at (904) 238-1822.

The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
is Monday, sponsored by NAACP Youth
Council/American Youth. Uineup begins at
noon at The Peck Center, 516 South 10th St.
The parade begins at 1:30 p.m. and will end at
the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1200 Elm
St. '

Vision Congregational Church will include a
dramatic reading in honor of the life and work
of Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme of the
worship is The Intersection of Faith, Justice
and Power. During worship, three candles will
be lit representing three central values of
King's work and values we are called to inte-
grate into our spirituality. -
"The call to justice is a vital component of
the mission of New Vision,- said the Rev.
Mary Kendrick Moore, pastor. The philosophy
of ministry for the church states clearly that
one of the responsibilities of the congregation
is to address the widespread acts of harass-
ment, intimidation andi violence against people
of alternative lifestyle, people of color and peo-
ple who are economically 'deprived. "As our

Post MLK Parade activities will include a
Day of Service Commemorating Dr.' Martin
Luther King Jr. on Monday from 2-4:30 p.m. at
the MLK Center, 1200 Elm St.
Service groups and community organiza-
tions including CREED, Post 174 Veterans
Services, AFIAC, the Supervisor of Elections
office, Women of Power, Communities In
Schools, NAACP, Nassau County Health
Department, WorkSource, Wells Fargo Bank
and the NEFCAA will present information to
the public about their products and services
and be available to answer questions. Contact
John Coverdell at 556-6950 or Imvi'nia Williams
at 261-8868.

Williams, 491-3171 or gretchwi@com-
*Thursday After~noon Painters, 1-5
p.m., contact Jean Riley, 261-5471 or
ri leystardust@ bellsouth .net.
SFor a complete schedule of events
and classes or to rent the.Education
Center visit or call

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The Wild Amelia Nature Festival and
its partner, the city Parks and
Recreation -

Photos" corurse
Jan 2'8 iromln 9
a.m 5 pmn at the
Atlantic Avelnue
Instruc~tor Mlaria
Str as is a pro-
fessio~nal phtog- lip
rapher. Cost is "Great Egret .
$79.per person. Reaching," a phio-
Participants tograph by Steve
Should bring Leimber.
lunch. '
The class will ,
cover the impor-
~t~int elements of reatingf "wowr" photo- :
rapiihs th~itst~ahld'utfrio m he c~i-dwd. ItS
will be geared toward photographic cre-
ativity but also touch on essential ele- .
ments of exposure, aperture and shutter
.Register through Jan. 20 at the rec
center and pay with cash, check or cred-
it Card. Register-by phone with a credit
card at 277-7350. Call course planner
Steve Leimberg at:491-0474.

Dlglt Camera COUtSC
Did you get a digital camera for
Christmas and want to learn how to use
it? Local photographer Bill Raser will
offer lyis 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.
Imarn the fundamentals of digital
photography, how to use the controls

and features of your digital camera to
get better pictures and basic image edit-
ing using a free downloadable program.
For information call Raser at 557-8251.
SClass size is limited to 15.
Fbr Ar~t CelerauiOD
Artist Billie McCray will host a Fiber
Art Celebration at the American Beach
Museum and Community Center, 1600
Julia St., on Feb. 10 and 11 fr-om.5-8
p.m., Fieb. 12 tom 2-5 p.m. and Feb. 13-
16 from 10 a~m.-4 p.m. The theme of the
show is "On the Backs of Others:
Celebrate Black;/American History and
Keep MaVynne's Dream Alive." Vintage
quilts and MLcCray's new fiber art will
be shown, demonstrating the craft's
IArt exhibit
The Florida State College at
SJacksonville Betty Pl Cook Nassau
Center Art Gallery presents "The
Endangered Life," an art exhibit: by Rick
Cannizzaro, through Jan. 31.
His paintings of endangered or
Threatened animals use vibrant .
color- for maximum impact. A public
receptipn is scheduled on Jan. 12 from
6:30-8 p.m. with a participatory exhibit
for children with small pictures hidden
i within the-art. Par-ticip'ants will be eligi-
ble to:wiri a signed reproduction from:! i
the exhibit.,
Cannizzaro is a nationally recognized
artist/author who has been commis-
sioned- by Ocean Publishing for a series
of exhibits in conjunction~ with book
releases, including Jean-Michael
Cousteau's "Explore the Southeast
.National Marine Salictuaries." The
Sgallerjr is located in the Nassau Center
Library in B103. Call 548-4467.
Banicshow ;
The "Photographers Group" mem-
- bers are the featured ai-tists at the First
Coast Community Bank Satellite
'Gallery on 14th Street, Fernandine
Beach, through January. Visit during
regular business hours. For information
contact the Island Art Association, 18 N.
Second St., at 261-7020 or visit


beginning Jan. 18 and ending
March 14. Training sessions
begin at 9;30 a.m. and last
until 4 p.m.
Training will include top
ics such as basic nutrition,
nutrition and health through-
'out the lifecycle, food safety
and the latest food preserva-
tion updates in dehydration,
canning, pickling, jelly
making an~d freezing tech-
Master Food and Nutrition
Volunteers give their volun-
teer hours to their County
Extension -Offices in many
ways. These may include
answering telephone calls in
the Extension office and
assisting residents with food-
related questions, assisting
with agent demonstrations
and educational projects,
teaching nutrition classes and
workilig with the 4-H youth
A charge of $284ove~i~r-slab ii n
nasusubi~es-for thle course ForJ
further information contact
SMeg 14cAlpine, FCS Agent,
Nassau' County Extension
office, at 491-7340. or con-

SAir Force Airinan James
L. Taylor graduated from
basic mi~ilitar-y training. at
Isckland 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-
Sits toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Taylor is the son of
Istrese.and Kevirl Hargrave
of Fernandinalidlach. '

Coast Guard Seaman
Elizabeth T. Ansley, daughter
of Rebecca J. and Roderick
M. Ansley of Yulee, recently
graduated from the U.S. .
SCoast Guard Recruit Training
Center in Cape May, N.J.
During the eight-week
training program, Ansley
completed a vigorous training
curriculum consisting of aca-
dernics and practical instruc-
tion on water safety and sur-
vival, military customs and
courtesies, seamanship skills,
physical fitness, health and
wellness, first aid, fire fight-
ing and mn ksmman ripai
together from the first day in
the Coast Guard just as they
Will WOrk together aboard
Ships and shore units
throughout the world. To
reinforce the team concept,
all recruits are trained in pre-

venting sexual harassment,
drug and alcohol awareness,
citril rights training, and the
basics of the work-life bal-
Ansley and other recruits
also received instruction on
the Coast Guard's core values
- honor, respect and devo-
tion to duty and how to
apply them in their military
performance and personal
conduct. Ansley will join
3@000 other men and women
wo comprise the Coast
Guard's workforce.
Ansley is a 2003 graduate
of Albemarle High School of
Elizabeth City, N.C. She is a
2007 graduate of North
Carolina Wesleyan College,
Rocky Mount, N.C., with a
B.S. degree.

SAir National Guard
Airman Trever C. Adk~ins
graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force
Base, San Antonio, Texas.
SThe 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
ahprpouehstcience degree
College of the Air Force.
Adkins is the son of
Timmy Adkins ofJacksonville
and Katrina Adkios of Winter
Garden. He is a 2011 gradu-
ate of West Nassau High
School, Callahan.

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Cummella outreach
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
Jacksorlville for an introduction to the
world of art.
For more information call or email
Wendy Stanley, membership and volun-
teer manager, at (904) 899-6007, or Jane
Brown, Cummelia president, at 321-
5685 or

Tine Kirkland Graham will do chil-
dren's figure sketches and dog and cat
portraits in acrylics painted on the spot
or by photos from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 14,
21 and 28 at Eileen's Art and Antiques,
702 Centre St. Contact the gallery at
277-2717 for details. Visit . for details.
Upcoming classes and events at the
Island Art Association Edu~cation
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 Woodlsci r
at 583-2012 or 261-3318.
*Jon Houglum-of Franklin, N.C.,
will instruct "Mastering Amelia Islarid
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 For
information contact Louise Malone,
(904) 612-9496, or Pat Hooks,
277-2597, or call/visit the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second St.,
Fernandina Beach, 261-7020. Visit
*Free children's art classes for ages
6-9 and 10-14 on Jan. 28. Call the gallery
at 261-7020 for times and to reserve a
space. Space is limited. IAA member-
ship not required. .
*Thursday Morning Painters, 9
a~m.-12:30 p.m., contact Gretchen

A Master Food and .
Nutrition Volunteer program
is being offered by the
Cooperative~ Extension
SService, University of Florida,
Institute of Food and
'Agricultural Sciences, start-
ing Jan. 18. The gregram is
designed to provide food and
nutrition training for selected
individuals in Florida.
Master Food and Nutrition
Volunteer is a title given to
individuals who receive in- ~
depth food and nutrition train-
ing from county Extension
Family and Consumer -
Sciences agents and agree in
return to give a minimum of
40 hours of volunteer service
to their local County
Extension Office in the next
The Nassau County
Extension office-is accepting
applications for volunteers. If
you are a resident of Nassau
G htisty, thiiiriigram is open
!Eth yibtu! Mast-ed Food andr:i.' n
Nutrition Volunteer training
will be held at the Duvial
County Cooperative .
Extension Service office in
Jacksonville on Wednesdays

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A4failure to lead'Fernandina forward

Trl~ he much touted and evidently under-
I has proven to be the facade that .
many citizens suspected. What '
stands as proof of that is the statements made
by two city commissioners at thle last meeting -
one clueless and one devious.
Citizen ~Lynn Williams dubbed
Commissioner Charlie Corbett as "tight fisted" -
and your paper suggested he peppered the city
finance person, Ms. Patti Clifford, with ques-
tions. Well~thank you Commissioner Corbett; I
for one do not want commissioners who are
free spending with my money. While I'm at it,
thank you Commissioner Sarah Pelican foi
calling a spade a spade and not a wooden-han-
dled implement for the leveraged movement of
soil-like items. The franchise fee, no matter its
purpose, is a tax. Period! Eild of conversation!
Pelican finally told us all that the emperor has
no clothes!
The other end of the spectrum is led by the
rudderless Commissioner Tim Poynter. He
championed the Forward Fernandina "plan,"
and in spite of an intervening election that
clearly laid out the perspective of the people,
lent his vote to rush through the "plan," its
financing and hiring of a project manager. His
attempt at leadership has already been undone
in that nothing will happen before early sum-
mer, according to City Manager Michael
Czymbor, and we had to undo the rush to
select a project manager because of the illicit
way in which it was evidently done. Who tells
the city commission when things aren't licit?
Poynter doesn't believe in tax and spend. His
attitude is mortgage and spend. He as much as
said so in his attempt to analogize the Forward
Fernandina "plan" with the purchase of a
house by any individual in our community.
The problem with his analogy is that his
other comments, supported by Czymbor, prove
the "plan" was as nascent and nebulous as my
dream of operatic stardom. We don't have to
use the $600,000 for the library; we can use it
for something else is what Poynter finally told

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I so easy. Is itjust meor does
Anyone else have this same
problem? I have lingers
roughly the size of bratwurst
i and Tm not very nimble with
them, as you might imagine.
Plus there appears to be an
art form to this whole texting
Thing. I see people walking
CUP OFaround texting in buildings,
CUP OFshopping centers and the gro-
JOE cery store. This is a mystery
.. to someone like me who can't
even walk and chew gi~m
Joe Palmer smlaeul.
And driving while texting.' llis one really
blows my mind. I'm scared to change the chan-
nel on the radio while driving for fear my mini-
`scule lapse of attention will cause me to either -
run off the road or rear end the driver ahead of
me. I mean, you're driving along in heavy traf-
fic playing the interstate equivalent of dodge
em cars while simultaneously sending a text
message to your friend. And you manage to do
this without colliding with anyone..Of course, ~
in the meantime, your accelerator foot is de-
prived of the oxygen that's going to your brain
to perfor-m a difficult task and so you gradually
slow down to 16 miles an hour. This is not a
good thing, as the semi rig driver behind you
would gladly tell you if you only had a CB radio
in your car. CB radios? What're those?
I was driving home from work the other day
and I noticed that the lady in- the lane next to

me was driving too slow and beginning to drift
in my direction. I was trapped because there
was no place to go but the sidewalk on one
side, Ms I Can-Drive-And-Text-In-Unison on
the other and cars in front of and behind me.
Sure enough, when I glanced~ over at her, the
lady had both hands in front of the wheel grip-
ping her mobile personal communication
device and her thumbs were going ninety to
nothing on its keyboard. She was steering with
her knees and she was laughing like mad, to
boot. When she got so close I couldn't stand it
anymore, I gave her a little toot of the horn to
warn her and darned if she didn't give me the
finger.'llie way I see it, I won that round
because the lady had to interrupt her testing to
give me the old international sign of.illwill. Ha!
Take that!
And people text in the strangest places, too.
Walk into a restaurant and people are texting
all over the place. I was dining with a couple of
friends awhile back when we spotted someone
we knew at a table over on the other side of the
"Hey, text him and tell him to come join us.
one of my friends said to the other, who
whipped out his iPhone.
Both my friends stated at me like I had
gravy on my shirt when I suggested one of us
simply walk over and invite him.
The art of conversation is dying. Don't
believe me?

Texting 1-2-3, texting. Hello? Hello? RL
I swore on a stack of bibles it would ne~er
happen. I lied. Well, maybe surrendered is a
more accurate word in this case.
After a year of holding out and swearing
that E'd never subscribe to text messaging on
my cell phone, 1, myself, me, the world's
biggest Luddite, caved in. Tossed in the old
towel. Struck the colors. I now have text mes-
saging on my iPhone.
Yay me. Now if I can just figure oist how to
do it It wasn't by choice that I added this fea-
ture to my iPhone, mind you. It was literally
because my family had quit speaking to me.
They all text each other like mad, you see, and
they were growing increasingly: impatient with
my refusal and intransigence.
For the longest time, it went like this. One
of the kids or one of my sisters would text me
something and I'd phone them
"You didn't have to call," was the usual
reply. "Why didn't you just text me back?"
Uhhh, because telephones are for talking,
sis? I don't know. Are we still permitted to call
them telephones? It's getting to where you
hardly ever see anyone actually talking on their
cell phones anymore. Nope, they're standing
there or sitting there with the darn thing
gripped between their fists, thumbing away
like crazy on a keyboard slightly larger than a
postage stamp. I can only shake my head in
amazement ..
SEveryone else makes this texting thing look



plans not 'trivial~
ments. There is little dispute among those by James Knox Taylor, one of only two east of
who have reviewed the analysis of~the commu- the Mississippi, and is listed as one of
nity use of the downtown library that' the cur- Florida's endangered historic structures.
rent facility is inadequate to meet the needs of Community and business leaders (perhaps
21st century patrons. ~The city and the county iviith the Keystone Hotel in mind) have pub-
hatr reportedly set aside $600,000 each to licly and privately stated the building is one
meet their 40-year obligation to downtown :"we should not lose."
library. A joint city-courity \committee co- We and others who believe that
chaired by Commissioners Jeffey Bunch and Fernandina Beach is truly a wonderful place
Danny Leeper is in ongoing discussions' with .join with Ron SapIp (Dec. 21) in "ldoking for-
regard to the delivery of library services in ward to a real debate on the individual ele-
Fernandina. ments of Fo~ward Fei-nandina." This includes
The city has clever committed to a "refur- :~items contained in the city's comprehensive
bished post oflfice." as Mr. Nicklas misstates, plan regarding code revisions and facade
and lias only budgeted money sufficient to grants intended to improve the Eighth Street
prevent the continued exterior dieterioration of corridor to the city and the assessment of the
the structure, if and when it acquired the eeds of neighborhoods contigitous to lown-
building. The maintenance of the building: is town.
something the fTS. Postal Service (an inde- It is reasonable to debate whether, how and
perident agency of the federal government) :when the city and its residents can address
vtill not and cannot do. The filial decision on and take action with relrard to, fhese issues.
the closing of the post office facility is some Hopefully, they can be addressed objectively
days offi. How the building willbe disposed of on theirlmerits, with the best long-term inter-
by thle USPS i- i n the future~i. This 191( ,!ciiili nsk s of the cityiatsiheart: Clearlysthey are not a t
'Renaissance Re!vival structure was designed Friiv~rl pedjectW"l do; assu 4~1li!-. ;


Forward Fernandina

penchant for suggesting what is best city assets. That is legitimate. To suggest that
Sfor city residents. Mr. Nicklas is not a these are trivial matters is either myopic or
city resident, voter or taxpayer.. He is intellectually dishonest. .
not the owner of a city business but an The city-owned waterfront property and its
employee of a multi-national corporation main- revitalization has been the subject of study and
training an office downtown. It is his prer~oga- design since the early 1980's. It is universally
tive and right to give advice to city residents, understood that its development Is a potential
voters and taxpayers on how to govern their economic driver that will enhance the viability
affairs, using a platform provided by the News- of downtown businesses and restaurants and
Leader, but one would hope that he would expand the tax base. In a community where 38
strive, at the least, for some precision in his percent of the economy is dependant uport
use of language. tourism and there are more employed in the
Mr. Nicklas characterizes projects within hospitality industry than there are at the mills
the city's comprehensive plan arid some refer- combined, renewal of th'e waterfront: has been
enced in the fite-year city strategic plan deemed essential by many in the community
Forward Fernandina as "trivial" in his column *as well as by outside, urban development
of Dec. 21. T-rivial: of little sigliificance or experts. It is an economic safety net:
value, involving unimportant matters, hardly. The city has been committed by written
If the waiter~front,the downtown library and agreement vith the county to a downtown
what has been termed the historic and iconic library smece the early 1970's. In 1977 the -
post office are trivial matters, one could ask downtown library tvas pji ojecte~d to serve 5,300
why Mr. Nicklas has been heating the caul- pati-ons annually; as of this year- it is the cen- -
dron,for so long.1 ic AIiJ .l)(r %1q mm 444Q~~l:oint aggrevie fox85j607 Ipatl ons th 1~
Weteanidisagree as to wh~len and whersl I:;,- increasingly diffekent naeds andllequit ;

Town as a dedicatry opportunity for citizens
and businesses. Was the $44,000 insufficient
up-lighting done as a'dedicatory opportunity?
Nan Voit told us she couldn't have all those
lights in the trees and th~at we should spend
our money with' a company that manufactured
and installed the lights to the tune of $44,000.
All in the footsteps of Czymbor's great cost-say-
ing measure of tui-ning off streetlights iti
neighborhoods of Fernandina to save inoney.
Now, because of citizen uproar, and if they are
willing to pay for them, the same kind of lights
will be available once aggin.
Paraphrasing Cool Hand Lukie, "What we've
got here is a failure to lead!'/ It started with the
greatest commission in thle history of
Fernandina Beach and rests squarely on the
shoulders of Czymbor. There is no "plan!"
There never was a "plan," so to speak, other
than ~the borrowing of monies and,then deter-
mining where to spend it and on what. This
has all been much to do about nothing and any-
one that thinks otherwise should look a little
deeper than the surface and they will see how
shallow this all has been. Like a big river on
the surface, the "plan" is a mile wide and years
long. It's only half an ini-h deep, though. Like
the elected and appointed and self-selected
leaders that have tried to implement this
against the will of the people, no depth at all.
Watching the meeting of Jan. 3, it is obvious
the commission is split. Poynter and Filkroff
carrying the banner of "the greatest commis-
sion." Corbett and Pelican are the voice of the
people as expressed in the 2011 elections.
Commissioner Jeffrey Bunch is in an orbit
somewhere between them. It is evident we
need a new direction. Someone to lead us to a
land where the people's voice matters. That
weight appears to be on Bunch's shoulders
because it will evidently be his vote that
decides. These next few months will prove
interesting for us all My prayers are that the
right thing happens. My heart tells me that the
right things have not been happening. My
hope is that Bunch's heart tells him the same.

us. He's the first member of the gr-eatest- comn-
mission In the history of Fernandina Beach to
finally admit that none of this money was tr-uly
tied to any portion of the "plan."
Stop and think about that for just one
minute. We are spending $3,300 per month for
the next 15 years in payments on that $600,000
isnd there is no true commitment for :its use
nor is there a specific "plan"l for it either. This
rises to the level of a slush fund for- oth illustr-i-
ous city manager and his pet projects or those
of his elected allies on the commission. The
Great Depression, the real one in the '30s, wts
brought about, in part, by the speculative bor-
rowing and investing that proved ~to be a house
of cards. The forward thinking people of that
time, those with the resources to consider.
themselves above the laws of nature and the
lesser class, got in the Wall Street game on
extended credit with no hope of paying it back
except from the game's proceeds. There were
no backup plans, no reserves and, eventually,
nothing else for most of the developed world -
but memories of highflying times.
Poynter.talks about doing something. His
approach is that money is cheap, borrow it and
decide what to do with it. That is pretty much
the' approach of the first strategic plan in our
history~that Czymbor told us about in his great
article a few weeks back. If this has been so
strategic, so well thought out and such a good
project, why has it started to crumble like a
condo located on a sand dune in the midst of a
nor'easter? Poynter and Commissioner/Mayor
Arlene Filkoff par-roted statements that no vote
of the people could have allowed this "plan" to
be put in place because the money would have
.been project specific and allowed no flexibility.
Balderdash! The people could vote on plans,
manners of financing and other things without
having tied it to ad valorem taxation. No, this
mortgage and spend approach to despotism
required it tcsbe their viay with no options for
the people. ..
Think about our future and what will truly .
impr-ove our community. Do brick and mortar

str-uctures that generate no tax dollars con-
tribute to the improvements of our city'like.
Poynter tries to say? Are the libraries of the
future going to look like those Czynibor left
behind him in Ann Arbor or the city he led
before coming here? Do we need a miniature
ILbrary ofiCongress downtown? The trends
say no! Forward thinking people would
approach Amazon about the Kindle, or Barnes
& Noble about the Nook and see what it would:
cost to put one In the hand of every citizen.
Take some of the money left and enhance the
electronic library so that our citizens could
read old and new books alike as well as most of
the popular magazines published today. Sin of
sins, possibly students could use them for
course work in our local schools! What kind of
deal' could be cuit with a company for advertis-
ing benefits an entire community with a
Kindle in their hand? What magazines and
newspapers would offer subscriptions atl0w
costs to the community to have their publica-
tions in all of our homes?
No, we don't want to think abolit a future
that makes the promises of tomorrow more
viable, we want you to have these buildings~,
railroad crossiilgs and whatever other project
this slush fund can pay for. .
SPoynter's simplification that it's only 55
cents on every hundred dollars is shortsighted
and ignores the future states of the "lIlan." Ms.
Clifford already admitted the franchise fee will
have to be recalculated during the next budget
pr~ocess. So that 55 cents is only for this fiscal
year. What will it be next year? Less? Not a
chance because the CRA property values are
already so much lower than the base level we -
operate from that we would need to discover
oil, plutonium and precious gems in downtown
for the CRA to generate any monies at all. The
gas line with another tax disguised as a fran-
chise fee passed on to citizens by FPU and the
commission won't be operational before the
end of the fiscal year.
But Czymbor has a better idea. We are now
considering LED lighting in the trees down-

fee goes forward, 3-2, Jan. 6), refocus the money
and get a waterfront park plan finalized. The
city has made a good start south of Brett's with
a boardwalk and grassy areas. I think the citizens
would agree that a waterfront park is a worthy
use of the money. It will benefit the downtown
area and all the various festivals that the city
hosts. It certainly would be a bonus for county
residents, boaters and tourists.
The library money should be itsed to fix and
maintain the building, whether we stay there or
not If the roof leaks, for heaven's sake, fix the
roof! Ist's be good stewards of the people's prop-
SJoan Bean
Fernandina Beach

to live and will be more so through your efforts.
Anne Showalter
Fernandina Beach

Beod ea~

Greetings from Brooks Rehab in Jacksonvile.
The Newrs-Leader is a bright spot in my day.
Congr-atulations to Charlie Corbett and Sarah
Pelican for representing the citizens who disap
proved the Forward Fernandina Plan. Now that
the debate is over and the strategic plan passed,
we must accept it and put wrangling behind us.
Knowing our situation, let's move on and spend
our money wisely.
I agree with Lynn Williams ("City franchise

SHello? Hello? RU there?

CNI Comm' t

NeVer to late to sa t
It slipped my mind with the holidays and its
many activities to send a heartfelt "thank you" to
Susan Steger and Eric Childers for a job well
done as mayor and commissioner of our- won-
der~ful town of Fernandina Beach. I am a believ-
er- in it never being too late to say thank you so
thank you, Susan and Eric. I know that you spent
hours, many of them under duress, wor-king
toward the goal of making our town an even bet-
ter place in which to live. You also had to deal
with a lot of ver-bal and printed misinformation
in the course of your- tenure, but you seemed
never- to lose sight of your goal. Our communi-
ty is a warm, friendly and beautiful place in which



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20 South Ninth Street 26-1-907
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Sunday'Norship Service I:30am
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cleaning things up
rce Lieuttenant Colonel, at ting stuff sit for a while in know, I'm a pastor, right: sup
end of a long day roll up order to loosen things up. posed to have it all together,
Sleeves and set a godly Now that brings me to an right, ha. OK, I'd be amiss not
ample for us all He was one interesting point. to give glory to the Lord for
the best dishwashers I'd Could it be that God, in His all that He's done in my life,
er seeni.Tllough f'm sure infinite wisdom, knows when but there's still a lot of scour-
didn't enjoy it any more to let us soak for a while in ing going on and I have to say,
in I did, he sure wasn't order to soften us up? I think in the end, E'm glad for it.
aid to get in there and get it so. From times of having-to
ne. Nowadays, whenever I I can't tell you how many wait and soak until I finally
l up my sleeves and serve times there have been stub yield, to coarse situations that
Sown family, I often think born places in my life, like seem to rub me the wrong
out him, those pots with cookeded` wayGod knows what He's
Interestingly, as I watched food, and God has chosen to doing. Along that thought, I
m, 11learned a few things; just let me sit for a while. It once heard it said that if som'e-
e knowing when to let may take a little time, but I've One rubs you the wrong way
ngs soak for instance. found Him willing to wait it's because you have a wrong
while my dad was just as For me, the question way. For the most part, P've
erested in getting the job always seems to come back to found the saying to be true.
ne as the rest of us, he also the same thing. How long do I In either case, a lot of
derstood the wisdom in let- want to hold on to my junk? I water has gone down the

drain sinte the time I washed
dishes at the Polynesian
restaurant. Ive learned that
the people and circumstances
that surround my life are a gift
from God designed to help
clean me up and make me
ready for use mn His Kingdom.
My job is to yield and letgo of
the junk. "Behold, you desire
truth mn the inward parts: and
in the hidden part you shall
make me to know wisdom.
Purge me with hyssop, and I
shall be clean: wash me, and I
-shall be whiter than snow."
(Psalms 51:6-7)
Robert L Goyette is pastor
ofLwmirg Waters World
Outr~eac~h Cenrter

kid I was
required to
help, I
looked for
ways out.
From not
feeling well,
to having
to do, to
myself with
other more
tasks, my
disdain for
pans rail

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contact the Rev. Mary Kendlrick
Moore at 238-1822.

TuCSday worship
The Salvation Army Hope House
invites th~C~community to join it each
Tuesday at noon for its Weekly
Worship Service.,Minister S~alvador
`Vasquez of Greater Fernandina .~ .
Church of God will share the Gospel
message Jan'.17. For information call
321-0435 or~stop by the Hope House, .
located at 410 S. Ninth St.

SFaithilink~ Encougnters
SMemorial United,19ethodist
ChuI rIc~h host s Fai h lin k~ Encoun ters,
a new concept in discussing: current .
events and how they connect to our
lives,~ each Wednesdayat 6:15 p~m.
Each week, a di iferen t cur rent events
willl be pr-esented folr discussion. A
core Biblei passage for referrenc~e wil
be used h om time to, time. All are
.A group meets at the Partin
Center Parlor~on-Ce~nrle Street and-
at CY'dine's Irish Pub & Earreryron .
Centre Street: Eor-information con-
tact,Pastorl `$11ie at hollie~mumcon-
lne.corm .

flVCTreSatlOn goup
' ` New Vision; congregational '
Church, UCC will ho2st a conversa- .
tion groug~to talk about life and faith,
ml~eeine fojl isx weeks on Wedi~nels-
:i!da-j s rlom t-8 30 pmn beginning: Jan
18 The themenl is New Beiginnings
SExpress any kooky iiotion and ask -
anything witholut fer your~l ideas will
~be I ejected Ne v~isiotin membhers
Justin Bell and Janet Sjtreit will facili-
tate theygr'oup. New ~Vision meets at
9607 I Chester R~oad in Yulee -
Contact the iev' Mary; Kendrick
M hoore at (90-0l L38-1822' Visit
www~l~\ New)'~isionCong rIegationalChtir :

SBible study :
Destiny Fulfilled Christian' ;
Ministry, 528 S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach, is teaching on a
Sprofound subject in the Word of God
S(Adonai), ;the feast and festivals of
the Bible. Come ouit and learn about
the death, burial anti resurrection of
Jesus (Yeshua) througli the feast and
Festivals, every Thursday, through

North Main'St., Jacksonville, will
scen th mon i "he nTa e2rd
p.m. Fribe on-site childcare. Free
refreshments wsil follow. All are wel-
come. Call (904) 738-4403 for infor-

Free dinner
Spr~inghill Baptist Church will
serve meals for indiviiduals and famis-'
lies in need in the area on Thursday,
Jan. 26 from 5-6:30 p.m: at the
church, 941017 Old Nassauville
Meals are served on the fourth
Thursday of~each month. The
~chilrch also delivers m~eals to those
who cannbit come. On the day of the
meal if possible, anyone attending, or
needing a meal delivered, should call
261-4741. ext 110 in advance For
information, call Robyn Stuckey at

Shabbatt service;
The Jew~ish Communit of melia
Island/Nassa Cournty will hold
Shabbat ser icejs Jan 27, with agath-
ering ait 6 Ip.m. and ser vice at 6:30
.#.nt. at a private home Bring a
dessert to share. For the location
a~nd male information contact
Debbie Piice~ai 310-60M or
UU 101class

St. Peter's Commnt Cneert.
Series will present "Seasons of Inve"
tonight ait7 p.m. Featuring vocalist
Diane Parrish and pianist Ira
Pittman, the concert will present
songs from the Broadway musicals
"Wicked," "South Pacific," "Cabaret,"
"les Miserables," "White Christmas"
and others. The concert will be held .
in St. Peter's sanctuary. No tickets '
are necessary, but a love offering will
be taken at the door. A reception will
follow in Burns Hall. For information
Contact Jan Smith or Rich Smith at
St. Peter's, 261-4293 or

Women's Day evrentS
SMark your calendars for the
Women's Day events at Historic- '
Macedonia AMIE Church, 202 S.
Ninth St, Feriandina Beach includ-
Sing fish dinner and sandwich sales
from 11 a~m.-4 p.m. the second and :
fourth Satui-days of January,
February adid March; a"Sing Out to
the- Imrd" program on Jan. 21 at 4; The Pr~etty Ilat Tea at 5 p.m
Feb.12; and'a Womeri's Day Pro~gram ~
,on March4 at 5~ pm All are welcome
to come andcelebrate For infor-ma.
tioticall Sis.'lierryThompson~at
3;35-7496 or leave message at 261-

King SecIMice: o
New Visiori Congregational
Church will include a dramatic read
ing in honor of the life and work of.
Martin Luthier King Jr. on Jan. 15 at
its 10 a.m. service. The theme o~f
worship is The Intersection of Faith,
Justice and Power. Three candles
will be lit representing thee central :
values of King'swuorli and vak~ies peoc
ple are' called to: integrate` into their
Spirituality. .
SStinday marks the beginning of a
series of services honor-ing the sea-
son of Epiphany, when people are
called to explore the presence of Godd
and to be ope'n to His voice in sur-. !
prising ways, eulminating in a cele-
Sbration of Mardi Gras Feb.1.l. New '
SVision worships at 96074 Chester
Roadl in Yulee~. Visit
ch~org, find them on Ifacebook or

On Jan. 22 at 6 p.m First
Baptipt Church, 1600 S. Eighth
St., w~il screen the new action-
packed police drama,
- Courage~ous." the four ~th film
"from Sher wood Picturea, the
moviemaking ministry of -
Sher wood BaptisL~Church in
Albany, Ga
Viewers will laugh, cr y and
cheer as they are challenged and
inspi red by ever ydaY heroes who
long to be Ithe kinds ol dads that .
make a ifelong impact onr their
children. *
SThe movie centers on tour men
with one calling. Tot serve and pro-
tect. As law enCorcement of'licers
they are confidtent and f Ye~t at thle end of the day, they face

a challenge that'none is truly pre.
pared to tackle; fatherbood. While
they give their best on the job, .
good enough seems to be all they
can muster as dads But they're
quickly discovering their standard
is missing the mark. When
tragedy hits, these men are left
wrestling with their hopes, their
fears, their faith and their [at herl
Can a newfound urgency help
these dads draw closer to God and
their children? Protecting the
streets is second nature. Raising
their children in a God-honoring
way? That's .courageous.
Childcare will be provided.
Visit for more

\ mpo~we~~ncrmen for purposi-fllivingn .
session o~ne is 11a 10-, l10r 55 a.m.,
inc~iltated by Evangelist \'alerie .
Baker Session twios is rom (1-'11 55
a.m facilltated by Evasngtist
La\;erne Floy;d Mlitchell. This will be
a lun time of learning and sharing
Fojr information cocntalct Baker at
(t9c-l) 6i35P;789
Peace dances


,Jan. 19 Forl information call 583- .

SFaith Walk
The 2012 Faith Walk (or Christian
Unity: iTsn Ji 2. sponso red by- eight'
Sdow~ntowvn Felrnandina B3eady
c~hur~ches St Peter's E'pisc~ophl,;
Prince of Peace L~utherarn, A Temriio-al
invitedc M'ethordist. First
Presbv~ie lan. Fii si Ba~ptist. New\. Zion
MlissionaryS Baptist. Mace~~doniai AM.E
and St. Mlichlael Cahoic .-
Participants~ will start at Prince o~f '
Peace at 9:30 a.m. and proceed at 10
a.111. to New Zion; 10.30 a~ni. to. St
Peter's; 11 la~m. to First Presbyteria2;
and 11:30'a.rn: to Memorial United,,
where a lightly lunch h of soups and
Sbrea~:d will followt hi service. -
All are invited to jo~in alikt par-t of
the walk Fort info:rmation contact
any of th~echurchesor Jan Smith at
261-3677. - I'

'Study serteS
The Women of Power Biblical and
Practical Life Study Series will be
held Jan. 21 from l0 ami-ihoon at the
Ame~i~ Island"MLuseum of History, .
233 S. Third St.
TIhe. mission of the series is to
assist women by providing inspira-
tion, motivation, education and

Da)nnces ofi U~n i~ l sal Peace wii Ll b~ linitraianr Liniveragifstilis a liberal
hosted by New V'ision I eligious tradition that celebrates the
Congregationial Church oi7. Jan. 21 'wisdom of all faith traditions and
from~ 4-6 p~m. led byr DiAnahita threads together a sense of social
Kanoy, dance mentor and~retreat~: `. responsibility and community intd a
~le~ader. Nio dance experience i's cov;enant brntween its members and
required. Everyone is welcome and the world stround it. If you have an
dancers do noit need~ a partner. ;nte; est in these ideas howp they
Part-icipate through simplefoilk camieto band holyt hey play out in
dance mov\emeltntj done in a circle oillc mordern world -join in UU 101,
Wear comfortable clothiing and .. ar engaging Yvol:kShop~ beginning off~
socks. A donation of$ suggested. Jan. 27.
A potluck meal wilifollow~ The Rev. Ron:Hersom, ministers of
For information visifwvww.Dances: the Unitarian Universalist Church of
O~~lniverlsalPt~eaoc.rg Nciv TVision is Jacksonville, will lead the workshop
located at 9607;-1 Cheste~r Road in in Fernrandin'a Beach, starting with a
Yulee. Visit www NewVisionCongre thiceehour session Friday beginning or contact the with a casual meal at 6 p~m. On
Rev. Mary Ken~drick Moore at (904) Saturday meet from 9:30 a.m.-2:30
238-1822. p.m., with a working hunch to close
F~eemdve :the workshop. Admission is free. For
Free-IO~itinformaition oi- to attend; emdil east-
.Christ Fellowship Church, 17982 nassau~uujax~org of' call 277-7666.


Pots, pans
Years ago I washed dishes
for a Polynesian restaurant. It
was one of the first jobs and
worst jobs of my life. With a ~
lady they called Momma, an
over weight, angry Polynesian
woman constantly barking out
orders in broken English hard
to be understood, I did my
best just to stay out of trouble .
and obey what I thought she PJf
was saying. If0'lES
If it hadn't been for the
desire to have a few dollars in
my teenage pocket, I would P'astor
have left a lot sooner than I Rob.Goyette
did. ITruth is, most of the
other dishwashers already greiisy pots and
had. That's how I got the job, deep.
Washing dishes has never That said, as
come easy to me. While as a watched my dad




FBMS Pirates

beat Callahan,

f all to Hilliard


The Pirates rebounded from the season-
.opening loss to Hilliard to defeat Callahan
this week.
Hilliard won 28-19 Jan. 6 in the Pirates'
season opener.
"Hilliard came out with a lot of intensity
and we just didn't match it. It was a tough
way to start the season," FBMS Coach
Raleigh Green said.
Wy'kel Glover steered FBMS with eight
points, seven rebounds, twho steals and a
block. Garrett Howard had four points and
two rebounds; Caleb Simmons three points,
two rebounds and two steals; Bradey
McHargue two points, four rebounds, a
steal; and Hector Vanlennep two points,
three rebounds, two steals.
The Pirates bounced back Monday,
defeating Callahan 39-25.
"We played much better against
Callahan," Green said. "Everyone on the
roster contributed significant minutes and
our focus and effort was where it needed to
be to get the win."
Glover recorded a doulile-double with 13
points and 11 rebounds to go along with
four steals. Tyreke Hubbard also had 13
points and had a double-double with~ 10
steals. He also had two rebounds and five
STeammates P~almer Alvarez had four
points, four rebounds, two steals; Howard
four points, one rebound, two steals;
Brylen Ericksen six rebounlds, four assists,
three steals and two blocks; McHargue two
points, two rebounds; and Winn .
Bruchmann two points, a rebound.
The 1-1 Fernandina Beach Middle
Scool boys basketball team took on Yulee
Thursday in front of the student body and
are back home today for a rematch with
'Callahan. They travel to Yulee Tuesday.
Both games have a 6 p.m. tip-off.
The Fernandina Beach High School
4~:; basketball team los;t 81228;"2~: .,lt ,?
Pioevidence Tuesday. Chi Duenas and
Mackenzie McBride both had 10 points for
the Lady Pirates.
The junior varsity squad lost 54-14 to
Providence. Lizzie Leipan vias FBHS's top
scorer with nine points.

Ultra marathon

and relay jan. 28
F or the third year in a row, the communi-
ty will celebrate Wolfson Children's Hospital
with ~a 55-mile Ultra Marathon and Relay, a
Run Five to Keep Kids Alive five-mile run
and a olie-mile Fun Run, all beginning and
ending at the Jacksonville.Landin~g Jan. 28.
The events, part of "One to Grow On,"
presented by RPM Automotive, are a culmi-
nation of a months-long celebration of the
patients who receive life-saving and life- ~
changing care at Wolfson Children's
Hospital, the region's only children's hospi-
tal. The hospital, which serves tens of thou-
.sands of children of all ages each year, pre
.vides the full range bf pediatric care.
Wolfson Children's includes centers of dis-
tinction in cancer, congenital heart disease,
neuroscience, neonatology, orthopaedics
and behavioral health as well as~many other
Jan. 28 events begin with the 55-mile
Ultra Marathon and Relay that kiitks off at
midnight at the Jacksonville Landing. The
Run Five to Keep Kids Alive is a five-mile
run presented by iMethods that begins after
the Ultra Marathon at 2p.m., also at he
Jacksonville Landing. Cost is $20 per person
to register. The one-mile Fun Run begins at
1:30 p.m.; the $12 registration will be on-site.
The runs will coincide with a Kids'
Birthday Party for the 55 kids honored by
"One to Grow On" and their families, along
with their caregivers and the Ultra
Marathoners, as well as celebrity hosts with
For information, visit www.wolfson55.
org. To support the cause, you can also find
them on Facebook atwww.facebook~com/
wolfson55. For information on Wolfson
Children's Hospital, visit www.wolfsonchil-

Bowl for Big Brothers Big Sisters nextmnonth at Latitude 30




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The Fernandina Beach H gh School girls soccer team hosted Stanton Tuesday in the home finale. The I dy Pirates head to Bishop
Kenny tonight to cap the regular sicason before entering district play in Yitlee next ~week. The Izdy Pirates lost 2-0 to Stanton for. .
just their second loss of the season. Top row: Ashley Kinsley battles a Lady Blue Devi'l for possession of the ball, left, aind Sarah
SHead goes after the' ball after a Stantbn player keeps it ihi play. Second row: Lady- Pirates Crissy Sayre, Casey Knight and' lauren
Moule in action, from left; Above:.Yanica Castro, Liba Buchanan and Taylor Kinsley, from left fight for the ball.

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The Lady Pirates honored their seniors last week. They are, from left, ~Autumn
Vaughn, manager Allie Gibbs, Kate Benesch, Casey Knight, lauren Moule, Liba
Buchanan, Sarah Head and Perrin Bille.

Despite the loss to the Wi5est Nassau Lady
Warriors, the FBHS girls are seeded first in
the distr-ict tournament at Y~ulee High School

next week. The Lady Pirates play Thursday at
5:30 p.m. against the Raines-Ribault game win-

This January, as part of National
Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Northeast Florida is
appealing to the community to sup-
port Bowl for Kids' Sake, the men-
tor~ing or-ganization's premiere
fundraising event. The event will
take place Feb. 18 and 25 at Latitudle
30 in Jacksonville.
As a donor-funded organization,
BBBS of Northeast Floirda chal-
lenges everyone mentors and
mentees, their friends and families,
partners, community leaders as well
as others who may not have time to
trientor but support Big Brothers
Big Sisters' mission to join Bowl

for- Kids' Sake and start something
to change the life of a child forever.
The nation's leader- in quality
one-to-one youth mentor-ing servic-
es, Big Brothers Big Sisters holds
itself accountable for and is able to
measure specific youth outcomes.
Its programs focus on educational
achievement, avoidance of risky
behavior-s such as juvenile derlin-
quency, higrher- self-esteem, co~nfi-
dlence andi the ability to relate to oth-
For mor-e than 40 years, Bowl for
Kids' Sake has supported Big
Brother-s Big Sisters agencies across
the countr-y, becoming its premiere

fundraising event and r-aising $20
million nationwide each year.
"Bowflfor- Kids' Sake brings the
whole community together in sum
por-t of a positive future for our
kids," said WVarren Grymes, CEO of
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Nor-theast Florida. "No matter how
someone chooses to get involved -
bowler, team captain, sponsor, or
even a virtual bowler- each person
has a handl in helping to start a child
on the right path.
"Ever-y dollar raised through
Bowl for Kidls' Sake directly funls
our mentoring progr-ams in Duval,
Clay, Flagler, Putnam, Nassau and

Volusia counties and helps to main-
tain and sustain our mentoring rela-
tionships, increasing kids chances
for success."
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Northeast Florida has been hosting
Bowl for Kids' Sake for more than 15
years and has raised over $100,000
in the past three years. Funds raised
allow -BBBS of Northeast Florida to
bring more caring, supportive adults
into the life of every child in
Northeast Florida who desires or
Needs a mentor.
To join Bow~l for Kids' Sake 2012,
visit www to register as
a bowler~ or- make a donation.

Since 1915, Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Northeast Florida has
been impacting lives of young peo-
ple in the community. Covering
Duval, Clay, Flagler, Nassau,
Putnam and Volusia counties, Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast
Florida provides mentors to nearly
1,500 children each year.
As a member of the Large
Agency Alliance, Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Northeast Florida is the
seventh largest agency in the south-
east region and the third largest in
Florida. It operates under the belief
that inherent in every child is the
ability to succeed and thrive in life.

Open district play

1 DUTSdaV In Yuilee

The regular season comes to a close
tonight at Bishop Kenny for the 12-2-1 Lady
Pirate soccer team.
'"The girls have trained hard all season for
each game and` continue to do so in prepara-
tion for districts next week," said Sarah
Coombs, assistant coach for the Fernandina
Beach High School girls soccer team. "Wne
hope to be successful in districts and advance
to the next level.
"This is an outstanding group of young
ladies and I am especially proud of the seniors
who have demonstrated excellent leadership
this year."
The Lady Pirates suffered just their second
loss of the season in the home finale against
Stanton Tuesday night Stanton scored a pair
of goals in the second half for the win.
Perrin Bille recorded 11 saves in goal for
the Lady Pirates, whose onl other- loss is to
district and county foe West Nassau. FBHS's
match against St. Auigustine ended in a 1-1


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Elm Street Little Irague
Elm Street Little League will hold registra-
tion for the 2012 season every Saturday from
10:30i a.m. to nean at the ballpark
Registratio~n will also be~ held from 3-5 p.m.
Monday through Friday at the MLK Center.
The league is open to bo~ys (baseball) and
girls softballl) ages 9-16. Cost is S40 per play~
er. For information, contact President Wayne
Pete9rson at 753-1 663

Soccer sign-upS
Online rac~;lrisual.r. is available for the
Arnela Island YouthSoccer spring season at
www.alysoccer com. Games start March 10
and the season runs through May 19. There
will be in-person agr arri3n available at the
soccer complex on Bailey Road Jan. 14 from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Email Ronee at registrar@ for information.

YUlCC Little I.&gue
Yulee Little League will hold registration
every Saturday in January from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. at the Yulee Balipark. 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-Carlton, 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 atfigators,

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., Fernandina
Beach. All boys and girls ages 10-14 are eligi-
ble and will compete in their respective age
divisions. Last year more than 170,000 sharp- '
shooters participated in more than 3,000 local
All contestants on the local level are repog-
nized for their participation in the event. Par-
ticipants are required to furnish proof of age
and written parental consent. For entries or
information, call Tom Smeeton at 321-4139.

Pirates on the Run
One of the most festive running events in
North Florida returns to Fernandina Beach
Feb. 18. The Ned Tyson Memorial Pirates on
the Run 5K/10K will feature a free pancake
Breakfast for registered runners and walkers,
courses that include cross-country routes
through the Egans Creek Greenway, and, of
course -- pirates. The race begins at 8:30
a.m. Feb. 18 with the start and finish lines at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic
Ave. The first 500 people to register will
receive a technical T-shirt.

Both race courses run r u
Femandina s streets and in a= the Ecans
Creek G~reenwiay. where runners wl sr_-,
beautiful views of nature andr wrTidi~E rr uch1
a grass crosscountry rout~e Msemb~rs of BtE
Femandina Pirates Club :n: "-ul asw
cheer the runners and wEaikers andJ handr ='u-~
Mardi Gras beads to finishers
Scoring for the 5K and 1=K races wi;i be
done with Champion Chip trn:ng New tnris
year will be disposable timing chips. so they
won't have to be resumed after the run. You
must wear a chip on your shoe to be timed.
No strollers, dogs or headphonies in the 5K o:
Awards will be presented ro tho top three
male and female finishers in both events, the
top masters (age 40 and up) and grandmas-
ters (age 50 and up) runners and the top
three finishers in 15 age groups. Multiple
awards will not be given.
Registration will be $20 per person through
Feb. 6 ($5 discount for AIR members through
Feb. 6) and $25.00 per person Feb. 7 through
race day with no refunds. Follow the signs to
free event-parking areas. No race parking in
the downtown area on Centre Street.
Register at Current Running, 815 S. Eighth
St., by mail or online.~ Registration forms and
online registration are available at www.
Amelialsland Preregistration
ends at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 with race-day registra-
tion at the church from 7-8 a.m.
P proceeds ben efit A IR's youth scholarship
program and St. Peter's mission~ trips. Visit or call 277-8365.

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

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

Bowl for Kids' Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast
'Florida will host its annual Bowl for Kids' Sake
f ndraisen n Febrrueary. Bowling d eeb 5Vist to register or for details.

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

Winners, above, and other participants, below, in the inaugural Women of Power 5K
beld Nov. 12 in Fernandina Beach.

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charge of their health and
"The race is one small way
that everyone can really their
support behind the efforts of
Women of Power and Cedar
Haven," said board member
Shakira R Thompson of
Orlando. "The face of home-
lessness has changed dramat-
ically within recent years and
I'm. proud that Women of
Power has purposefully taken
on the challenge to rehabili-
tate the homeless into home
Ayresha Faines*, for-merly of
Cliahnel 4 NeWWG, Wils & spe-
cial guest for the day.
For information on
Women of Power, visit www.

Women of Power's inaugu-
ral 5K race and health expo
wer-e held Nov. 12 in Fernan-
dina Beach. The proceeds
benefitted the work of Wo-
men of Power and the most
recent WOP project, Cedar
Haven Transitiorial House.
The Cedar Haven
Transitional House was creat-
ed to assist women that have
been challenged by homeless-
ness in Nassau County with
stays of uip to 180 days in an
effor-t to assist them towards
permanent housing.
Women of Power is an
organization committed to
improving the quality of life
for women and children in
Nassau County.
Women of Power seeks to

p~ provide oppor-
tunities for
and profession-
al education,
i I~~ Iinspiration and
motivation for
II Idirection and
Faines purpose in the
lives of women
-and children.
The 5K run/walk and
health expo also served as
Women of Power's way to
br-ing awar-eness to a growing
health crisis, diabetes.
Novembei- ias \at~ionnl
Diabetes Awareness Month
and Women of Power provid-
ed event participants with
information about how to take

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Ileet film staf5 at scretW1Hg Wednsday
The public is invited to meet the Coastal Georgia Film Alliance. They decide to take off on a weekend
star~s and co-wr~iters of the film "About In this modern comedy we meet two journey to let loose and relive th~e Palm
Fifty" during an encore screening longtime golf-buddies, Adarn, going Springs getaways of their younger days
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre through a trial separation from his wife but meet with unexpected results.
by the Trax in St. Marys, Ga., co-spon- of 15 years, and Jon, who is not only los- Struggling to fit in with the younger


Festival presents Zukerman ChamberPla es

Ch rhdlC rPLC1, rs~ will perform a 'PfRChas Zukerman has been a in a conunning enort' to motivate insure -.
program of B'rahms and generations of musicians through education
Schumann on Feb. 12 in what phenomenon in the world of and outreach, Zukerman teamed up in 200]3
promises to be a signature event of the 2012 muSICfOT OUCT/Our decadeS. wih four rotbges to form the Zukerman I ..
season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music ChamberPlayers. The ensemble has
Festival. CHRISTOPHERREtEATISTIC amassed an iplpressive international touring
10x by Pinchas Zukerman, universally AND GENQERAL DIRIECTORIOFTHEnrAICM record of over 150 concerts and has per-
acclaimed as one o~f the greatest violinists; on formed with some of today's most presti-
the international stage, the Zukerman gious artists. The ensemble has appeared at
ChamberPlayers has performed at some of gious technique and unwavering artistic such venues as the BBC Proms,.
the most prl.tinihlus venues in North standards are a marvel to audiences and Concertgebouw, Tivoli, the Kennedy Center
America, E~urope, Asia and South America. critics. He is equally respected as violinist, and the Ravinia, Tanglewood and Aspen
The 4 p.m. performance will be held at violist, conductor and pedagogue. Hosting Music Festivals. The Zukerman.
Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road. the Zukerman ChamberPlayers clearly rein- ChamberPlayers has recorded four discs on
Tickets, which range from $50 to $125, can forces the reputation and national stature of the CBC, Altara and Sony labels, including
be purchased at www.aicmftcom or by call- the AICME." Schubert's Trout Quintet and Mozart's
ing the box office at 261-1779. A frequent chamber music performer, Piano Quartet in E-flat Major with Yefim
Christopher Rex, artistic and general Zukerman has appeared regularly with such Bronfman, released in May 2008.
director of the AICMF, commented, "We are friends and colleagues as Daniel Barenboim, Led by Zukerman, The Zukerman
extremely proud to be presenting a perform- Vladmir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, the ChamberPlayers includes Jessica
ance: of the Zukerman ChamberPlayers, a Orion and Tokyo String Quartets, the Linnebach, violin; Jethro Marks, viola;
concert that certainly will be an extraordi- Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Ralph Amanda Forsyth, cello; and Angela Cheng,
nary occasion for music lovers throughout Kirshbaum, Yefim Bronfman, Lynn Harrell, piano.
this region. Pinchas Zukerman has been a Marc Neikrug and the late Jacqueline du The spring season of the Amelia Island *
phenomenon in the world of music for over Pr6. His extensive discography contains The Zukerman Cha
four decades, and his musical genius, prodi- over 100 titles and has earned him 21 CHAM/BER Continued on 2B 12 on Amelia Islanl

mberPlayers perform Feb.

For cheNewus-Leader
SOne of the privates shuf-
fled down a bank into a solid
clump of reeds to wade
across the stream. Next
.thing, the concussion from an
explosion knocked everyone
flat: earth and shards of metal
rained down. A pressur~e-deto-
nated case mine sheared off
his left leg and buttock; he lay
screaming in the river, a sud-
den flush of red all around
him as the water leaked his
blood away.,
Helen Adamns, touted as
the first womdn combat pho-
tographer for the Vietnam
unfolded. But then, as a
reflex, she lifted the came-a
and started shooting as two
soldiers jumped in and
dragged th~e private out of the
water and onto dry ground.
The private's screams
spooked them all; they stole .
looks at him, praying for the
dustoff to come faster. When
the morphine took effect,
Helen braced herself and.
went over. "I'll leave if you
want me to." His hand
reached out: to her, and she
held it. .
"Would you like to take my
"""I dd hT akxt one will be
when I visit you in the hospi-
"Now. Send this one to my
"You don't want your
mother to see this."
"Do it"
Over 58,000 Americans

~-~i~ldied in
Those that
: lived, how-
ever, have
the images
Sof war per-
seared into
~their mem-
Sbli ories like
They are not visible like an
album lying open on a table.
But they ar-e there, hiding
somewhere in the folds and
crevices of their mind; ready
to tumble out at any time into
a jumbled heap of color
knages. Then the -fear, cold
and stark, creeps in, and they
are there again in the land of
the lotus-flower in the midst
of battle.
There are others, too, that
carry a photo allium of hor-
rors inside their heads. Not
soldiers with rifles and bayo'-
nets, but warriors of a differ-
ent kind who march side by
side with the men in combat-
carrying a stab of a pencil
and a camer-a. It is their job,
as it was then, to give those of
us at home a glimpse, a snap-
shot, of the ghastly thing
called war. Th~e madness of
war issjus asfridghteninag and
juSt as deep and permanent to
the reporter-s and photojour-
nalists as they are to those
who fight. This story is about
three combat photogr-apher~s
that cover- 12 years of the war
BOOK Continued on 2B

--- AbovCe. "Building
the Alest," acrylic
and mixed media
oil board by
Andrea ~Adair-
Insserre. ,
Infty "Ktatie's
Iight," a new paint-
ing from Carol
beach series.

sored by the Amelia Island Film Society,
Fernandina Little Theatre and the

ing work to the "young guy, but also
dealing with a "generous" prostate.

STARS Continued on 2B

discovered with an inscription inside indicating it
was a gift to John Battiste in 1909. The lid had
photographs from the ea rly 20tli cen tury and
Birdsong will tell the tale of his discoveries.
The mysteries that surround the trunk are many.
See if you can help unlock them.
Visi t www.i sla nda or call 261 -7020.

The Wild Amelia
Nature Festival's "Wild
Nite~ evening of
stargazing at Fort
Clinch State Park will
be held Jan. 20 from 7-9
p.m, wi th en try to the NE~;~
fort begin n ing a t600
Astronomers from the Northeast Florida
Astronomical Society (NEFAS) will be on hand
wi th their big telescopes to'offer insigh t abou t th e
even ing s sky sigh tings. Th e even t is free and
open to the public.
Bri ng chairs. a blan ket. insect spray. a flashligh t
and dress for th e weath er. In case of bad weather.
th e make-up da te will be Jan. 27. For in formation

.Chasing Bones: An
Archeologist 'sPursuit of
In 2001. Wen tz left her cassc N

medic to pursue a new career
in an thropology. specializing
in human remains. This fast- i
paced and engaging memoir _t~~T~~_
chronicles Wen tz's career. -
what she does now and why she loves it. Learn
about what it takes ton be a forensic anthropologist
and archeologist.
This program is free for museum members.
with~ a suggested donation of 510 for nonmem
bers. For in form nation. con tact Alex a t 261-7378.
ext. 102 or

.The Island Art -
Association Geneae erigi jn 7al : ~

p.m. at the Education
Cen ter. 18 N. Second St.
I t is free and open to the public. Speaker Bill
Birdsong will present t th e"Am elia Island Museum
of History Mystery Tr~unk." While cleaning the
museums storage shed. a classic travel trunk was

Feb. 12

Art Walk set ~

f0r Y afUrday u i
Dur-ing the Second Saturday Art~rageous Art Walk
this weekend, join the Blue Door Artists, 205 1/2
Centre St., in celebrating its newest addition, president
artlist Andrea Adairlasserre. Her most recent body of
work is inspir-ed by her garden; both the floral beauty -
as well as the nasty vermin invaders. These liew paint-
ings deal with opposing forces that normally evoke
both annoyance as well as happiness, and depict them
into a soft harmony. The style takes a scientific botany
approach in combination with a whimsical impres-
sionistic feel.
A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. Look for the
gallery's blue doors between Island Coffee and Go .
Fish leading to the colorful staircase. Regular hours ,
are Monday-Satuirday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 557-1187 or
vs budoatsscmGallery C will host a reception in conjunction with 1
the Art Walk, front 5-9 p.m. This month the gallery,
_p; yftned' and operated by Car~ol Winner, w-Ill th-ature
new paintings from her ongoing beach series, as
"Katie's Light.." Winner- also has new purses, jewelry
and mixed media. .-
SGallery C is open every day except Wednesday
from 11 a~m.-5 p.m. and is located at 218-B Ash St., up F i
the painted stairs. Call 583-4676. Facebook Gallery C. r:
The Island Art Assocation will host a Second .
Satur~dayr Artrageoous Art Walk reception n from 5-8
p.m. at the gallery, 18 N. Second St. Featured artist is
Steve Leimberg, photography.
For a complete schedule of events and classes or
to rent the Art Education Center, visit or call 261-7020.

Author Tatjana Soli

to headline book fest

O~F~-&ON~~ ISEAI\dT~

Flannel Church will play the Dog Star Tavern.
10 N. Second St.. tonight t in a concert billed as the
official a after party of the Gregg Allman concert at
Flori da Thea tre. Drum mer Duane Tru cks is the
son ofButch Truck.
original drummer for
the Allman Brothers
and brother of Derek
Truck of the Derek
Trucks Band and lead
slide guitar player for
Allman Brothers
Joining trucks will b~e
Roosevelt Collier of
The Lee Boys. slide guitar: Greg Hodges. guitar:
Kevin Scott. bass: and Shane Pruitt. guitar.
Scramble Campbell will be painting live.
Cover charge is 510. For in formation visit
flannel-church-on-inaugural-tour/. Call Dog Star
at 277-8010.

The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
you to our next 3rd Friday on 3rd Street on Jan. 20
a t 6 p.m. fea turi ng the m uch -an tici patred return of
Dr. Rachel Wen tz. who recent tly published.

St. Peters Community Concert Series will present
'Seasons of Love" tonight at 7 p.m. Featuring vocalist Diane
Panish and pianist Ira Pittman, the concert will present songs
from the Broadway musicals "Wicked," 'South Pacific,"
."('abaret," res Miserables," "White Chritstmas* and others.
The concert will be held in St. Peter's sanctuary. No tickets
are necessary, but a love offering will tie taken at the door. A
reception will follow in Bums Hall. For information contact Jan
Smith or Rich Smith at St. Petef's, 261-4293 of

Story& &o
On F'b. 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 begins Feb. 17. An
award-winning artist in his own nght, Kimmel has released
seven sok> albums, published a book of poems and led song-
writing workshops and classes around the country and in
Europe. The show in Bums Hall of St. Peter's Episcopal
Church starts at 8 p.m. A $15 donation is requested at the
door. Enjoy the wine bar before the show. Seating is l~imied -
reserve by mailing For
information visit
Celtic Wornan
Celtic Woman will perform at Jacktsonville's Times-Unlon
Cemrer 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
inf ormation, visit wwvw.celticwoman .com.,0rder tickets at the
Artist Series Box Office at 1-888-860-BWAY or wwwr.artist-

Big Band Bash
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival will kick off its 2012 sea-
son with a benefit Big Band Celebration Gala March 24 from
6:30-10 p m. in a ballroom at the Omni Amelia Islq~nd
Plantallon. Featuring cocktails, dinner and dancing to the
Dynamic Les DeMerle 17-Piece Orchestra with vocalist
Bonnie Eisele. Further details will be announced in the com-
ing weeks, and several surprise guests will appear. Tickets~
are $150 per couple, with proceeds benefiting the education-
al and enterta Inment programs of the 2012 Arrella Island
Jazz Fe'strval. For information contact the festival hotline at .
(904) 504 -47T72 or visit www.ameliaislandjazzfestivalI~com.

laZZ jam
A jazz jam Is held at Pablos, 12 N. Second St.,
Fernandina Beach, from 7-10 p.m. the terst Wednesday of
each month. Musicians are invited to sit in for one song or
the whole night. To join the mailing list submit your email to
beechflyer @ bellsouth net
Amella ISland Coffee
Amelia Island C~offee, 207 Centre St., hosts.a music circle
on Saturday from 7:30-10 p m featunng great local musi-
cians. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Ame12 RivT OftliSCS
Amelia River Cruises' Adult 'BYOB" Twilight Tours are
held Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at 1
North Front St Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or book
Online at www.amelianrvercr

Bonito's 614 Centre St., Ilve music Call 261-0508.

Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavemn, 10 N Second St Flannel Church
tonight, G~randpa's Cough Mlediclne Jan. 14; Spade
McQuade Jan 15; Soul Gravy Jan. 20. Visit Dog Star on
Facebook. Call 277-8010.
CM OnTurtle
The Green Tuttle, 14 S. Third St live music. Call 321-
The' Harnrerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South Fletcher Ave., karaoke on
Sunday nights with Daddy "O" DJ Follow The Hammerhead
on Facebook at Hammerheadbar Islandbbq.
IDStant Groove
The Instaril Groove plays each Thursday night at The
Ritz-Cariton, Amella Island

O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318 Centre St free trivia
each Monday at 7.30 p.m : wine tasting the third Tuesday at
6:30 p m., with 10 wines for$10j along with cheese and
crackers and live entertainment; dart toumament 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.-mid-
night and Friday and Saturday from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Call 261-1000 Visit
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., Mopday nights reg-
gae with Pill Pill 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 Bilt
Childers at 491-3332 or email
Picante Grill, Rotisserie and Bar, 464073 SR 200, Suite 2,
Yuiee. live music every first and last Saturday of the month
from 7-10 p.m. Call 310-9221 Visit

Saadly Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main ,Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave., The
Macy's play eachi Wednesd~y f rorn 6-9 p~m., trivia
'Thursdays; Ilve music every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Call 310-6904. Visit
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave., The Macy's in
.the lounge from 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, shaggin' in
the lounge Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; Pill Pill in the tiki bar.
Wednesday from 5:30-9:30 p.m.; live music in the bar all
weekend. Call 277-6652. Visit

The Sm

The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South Fletcher Ave.,
Reggle L~ee tonight; Richard Stratton Jan 14. Call 261-5711.

* On Jan. 22 at 6 p~m. First
The Femandina Beach Baiptist Church, 1600 S.
High School Foundation's Eighth St., will screen the
Feast, to raise funds for the new police drama,
academic benefit of stu- "Courageous," the fourth
dents at FBHS, will be held film from Sherwood
Feb. 25 at Walker's Landing9 Pictures, the moviemaking
in Omni Amelia island ministry of Sherwood Baptist
Plantation. Sponsorships Church in Abany, Ga.
range from $250-$1,000 and The movie centers on four
include tickets for food and men with one calling: To serve
drinks, signage and public and protect. As officers they
recognition. The event begins are confident and focused. Yet
with an oyster roast and at the end of the day, they
includes catering by Gourmet face a challenge that none is
Gourmet, silent auction items truly prepared to tackle:
from local restaurants and fatherhood. While they give
merchants and a recap of the their best on the job, good
scholastic accomplishments enough is all they can muster
at FBHS in the past year. as dads. When tragedy hits,
Contact Jody Peters at travel- these men are left wrestling or Patti with their hopes, their fears,
Burch at pattiburch@bell- their faith and their fathering. for sponsorships Can a newfound urgency help
and individual tickets ($75). them draw closer to God and
* -their children? Protecting the
Faith Christian Acade- streets is second nature.
my's 12th Annual Father- Raising their children in a
Daughter Ball is Feb. 25 God-honoring way? That's
from 7-10 p.m. at The Ritz- courageous.Childcare will be
Carton, Amelia Island. provided. Visit www.FBFirst.
Enjoy live music, professional com for information.
photography and a gift basket ***
raffle. The attire is semi-formal "Elvis Lives" comes to
to formal and fathers and Jacksonville's Times-Union
daughter of all ages are wel- Center Moran Theater on
come. Cost is $85 for one Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. The produc-
father and one daughter, and tion showcases each per-
$40 each additional daughter. former portraying Elvis in one
The price includes heavy hors 'of four eras. Call the Artists
d'oeuvres, a gift bag and Series box office at 1-888-
memory book. Visit -860-BWAY.


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WTEV Jacksonville CBS47
and WAWS Jacksonville
FOX30, will discuss the
Jaguars and sports topics.
Tickets for the luncheon meet-
ing are $15 by Jan. 14 and
$17 at the door. For reserve.
tions call Bob Keane, 277-
4590. All men, whether new
or longtime Nassau County
residents, are welcome to
attend and join the club. For
information visit

Joln the Nassau County
Gator Club for a New Year
social at The Ritz1Cariton,
Amelia Island on Jan. 20 at
6 p.m. Meet in the lobby
lounge to reconnect after the
holidays and plan for the 2012
seasort. Food and beverages
are on your own. For informa-
tion contact Tommy Roberts

Women. in Nassau
Helping Women in Need will
meet Jan. 20 at 10 a.m.
aind/or 4 p.rn. In a "Street
Romp," visitirig businesses to
talk about WIR~WIN and
Cedar Ha'ven Transitional
Home, its charity for 2012.
Meet at Fifi's Fine Resale,
1853 S. Eighth St. Afterwards,
enjoy refreshments. New
members welcome. To RSVP
or learn more call Connie at
(904) 759-0745. Visit winwin-

SThe third annual Dinner
of Dinners! Passport to
Paris, presented by the
Amella Community Theatre
Guild and featuring an auc-
tlon of eating experiences,
an evening of French'cui-
sine and entertainment is
Jan. 21 at the GFWC ,
Woman's Club of- Fernandina
Beach, 201 Jean LaFitte Blvd.
Cash bar reception is at 6
p.m., followed by a four-
course dinner at 7 p.m. and
entertainment directed by
Carey Dresser (of "Cabaret"
fame) during dessert. Guests
will bid on dinner parties and
other interesting eating oppor-
tunities. Attire is "casually ele-
gant." Cost is $55 per person,
Vegetarian entrees uport
request. Contact the theater
call 261-6749 -

The Eight Flags
Needlepoint Guild will meet
Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at
Scott and ISons Je~iveiry,
9900 Amelia Island Pkwy. All
.Needlepointers are vvelopme.

The St. Marys, Ga.,
.Downtown Merchants
Association will host the .
18th annual Mardi Gras
Festival and Parade on Feb. :
1.8 with the theme "AHl That
Jazz!" -and a street fest val -
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; parade ~at ~
10 a.m.; Great Camden
Courity Chili Cook-Off 11
a.m.-2 p.m.; e tertainment
Starting at noon; a pet cos-
tume parade at 1 p.m.; and
Mardi Gras Ball at the
Southern Junction at 7 p.m
.Tickets for the ball are $35 ,
at the St. Marys Welcome
Center and Once Upon A


The American Beach
Property Owners Association,
Inc. invites friends and resi-
dents of American Beach to
participate in the observance
of the completion of the Evas
Rendezvous Exterior
Renovation-Phase 1 at 12:30
p.m. on Jan. 28 at the comer
of Gregg and Lewis streets,
near the ocean,
Evans Rendezvous, a club
for social gatherings since the
mid-1950s, was closed sever-
al years ago and was falling
into disrepair. The ABPOA, in
an effort to preserve the build-
ing for future use as a cultural
center, obtained funds to ren-
ovate and secure the exterior,
allowing time to obtain addi-
tional funds to renovate the
interior. Nassau County gov-
emnment owns the property.

The American Legion
Auxiliary willl host a
Spaghetti Nite on Jan. 14 at
the American Legion, Post
54, 626 S. Third St. The pub-
lic is invited..Enjoy spaghetti,
salad and garlic bread for $7
per dinner.' Eat in or take out
is available from 5-7 p.m.
Proceeds support local veter-
ans and community pro-

The city of Fernandina
Beach will host its first
annual Wing Kqg
Competition on Jan. 14 at
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center with two
cooking categories, best
wings and hottest wings.
Timed eating competitions
include the "Tongue Torch,"
eating six of the hottest wings,
and the "lron Stomach," eat-
ing the most wings. Register
the day of beginning at 11
a.m. Food judging begins at
12:30 p.m. and eating con-
tests at 1 p.m. Contact Jay,at
277-7350, ext. 2013 or
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans will meet Jan. 16
at 7 p.m. at the Pig
Barbeque Restaurant in .
Callahan. Peter Mullen will
present "Civil War Medicine,
Infectious Disease and Im-
munity."' The public is jnvited. .

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in the
Community Room of the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department,1 525 Lime St.
Guest speaker Ann Staley will
present "The FamilySearch
Website Demystif ied," cov-
ering the history of this evolv-
ing online records resource .
and additional features such
as the library catalog,,histori-
cal books, RiesearCh Wikli, .
learning too s and volunteer
opportunities. Public wel-

The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amella Island will
meet Jan. 19 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf
Club at 11:30 a.m. Speaker
Steve Wrigley, Action News

Vietnamese man named Iini,
who also loves Helen~and
becomes her pr~otect&j, is torh
between contra~stihg loyalties
regarding his homeland, his
devotion to Sam Darrow and
the passion of his heart. In the
end all three become trans-
formed by the conflict that
fuels their obsession. The '
Lotus Eaters is impressive,
and for those who actually
experidnied Vietnam, striking
and gut wrenching.
-Soli will be a headliner at
the Amelia Island Book .
Festival Feb. 17-18. She joins
Steve Berry, author of the
Cotton Malone series with
over 12 million books in print>
Davis Morrell, the creator of '
the Rambo books, and Paiula .
Mc~ain, the author of The
Paris ~ik~ a~nd twro boo~ks of
poet~ry. Ove'r 30: other aut hors ~
will also5 be featured.
Thei Newr York Times called
Thi~ Lotuls Eatefis "a haunting .
debut... tough and lyrical."
NjPR's Nancy Pear-l said it is
"devastatingly awesome?" The
Lotus Ealers w'as namedl a
NilT Notable Book, an L~A
Times Book A~ward Finalist. :
an American Ubrary
Ass~ociation 2011 Notable
Book and w~as shortlisted for ;
the UKl's James Tait Black
Prize. '
Soli is an alumnus of
Stanford University and
Warren Wilson Program for
Writers. Her short fiction has
appeared in promittent publi-
cations throughout the coun-
try. Her second novel will be
released in 2012.
Go to www.ameliaisland- for festival
details or to purchase tickets l
for the Writer's Workshop to
be held at the FSCJ's Betty P.
Cook Nassau Center in Yulee.

.Invinson and Howvard ~
Deutsch. Most recently he
recurred in NBC's "life" as
Mark Cobiover and has guest
starred qn shows such as,,
"Cold Case," "CSI: Miami,
"Desperate Housewives" and
"ER." Pillsbury has worked
for more than 25 years as an
actor, getting his start oppo-
site Griffin Dunne and M*
donna in "Who's That Girl"
He also starred in "Transfor-
mers 3: Dark of the Moon."
"About Fifty" marks his third
film as a screenwriter.
Tickets for "About Fifty"
are $12.50 and are available at
the Fernandina Beach UPS
Store in the Publix shopping
center as well as in St. Marys
at Once Upon a Bookseller,
Jerry Lee's Music, Bulldog*
Discount Liquors and The
Cedar. Oak Cafe.
For information on "About
Fifty," including a video pr
view, go to

violinist David Coucheron
and his sister, pianist Julie
Coucheron. On the lighter
side, fiddler and composer
April Verch and her band will
present an old-fashioned hoe
In addition, the festival will
offer three of its popular Beer
& G Strings performances,
including a French Cabaret,
as well as a series of free com-
munity concerts. As part of
its continuing education out-

reach, the festival will host
the Beth Newdlome
Fellowship Artists, composed
of promising music students
from Philadelphia's interna-
tionally famous Curtis
The festival is offering spe-
cial discounts on ticket pack-
ages for multiple performanc-
es: 10 percent off when
purchasing tickets for three
to five performances and 20
percent off on tickets for six

or more concerts. Season
tickets to all performances
are available for $384, 20 per-
cent off full retail prices. Or,
by presenting a valid confir-
mation number from any
lodging establishment on the
island, visitors will receive a
50 percent discount on all
ticket purchases.
Discounts, which cannot
be combined, are available
through the festival box office
at 261-1779.

Continued from IB
Chamber Music Festival,
which will run from May 17
through June 8, will present a
galaxy of international stars
and outstanding emerging tal-
ent, including: cellist Lynn
Harrell, violinist Anne Akiko
Meyers, pianists Orli Shaham
and Natasha Paremski, the
Four Nations Ensemble, the
Linden String Quartet and


BOOK Contintued from 1B
in Southeast Asia up until the
Communist flag flew over the
American Embassy when
Saigon fell to the Nrorth
Vietnamese. We also witness i
throtigh their e~fes the col-
lapse of'Canibodia and the
horrors ofthe killing fields
inflicted by Pol Pot's K/hther '
SLike the: ;lotus-eaters in
Homer's' Odyssey, who i
become addicted to thwnat-
cotic fruit and forget about
returning home, Tatjana Soil s
potent fir st novel. Tlr Lotrs
Eartrs. is a story \abou t Helen
and or her comrbart photogrra-
phers w~ho found wr~ in
'.ietnam so intoxicating that
they fdund it hard to leave
evern I-hcugh threy coullld die
writh just o~ne misstlep de-tonat-
ing a landminie, or,witly one
bullet finding its mark. It is
also a story of a passionate
love affair between Heleni and
Sam Darrow, a seasoned and
war obsessed combat photog: ~
rapher that became her men-
tor. '1;
Soli's powerful~prose~is
intoxicating. E*(ch word is so .
descriptive that you can see
the verdant jungles, the .
bombed vrillages and the' blank
faces of the Vietnamese. peo-
ple who suffered beyond our
imagination. You can feel the .
fear- of the soldiers as they -
Shack their way through thick
jungles filled with landmines
and an invisible enemy, the
Viet Cong. We witness death
as it happens, sometimes in
the blink of an eye, or slowly
as blood seeps from gaping
wounds stealing a life drop by
Darrow's longthine assis-
tant, a mysterious and suspect ~

STARS Continu~ed frm lB
crowd, they find surprising
comfort through encotmters
with women nearer their o'wn
age. As the weekend pro-
gresses, both are forced to
come to a truce with middle
life's predicaments.
"About Fifty" was an offi-
cial selection of the 2011
Atlanta Film Festival and the
Palm Springs, Fort lauder-
dale and Amelia Island inter-
national film festivals. .
The screening of "About
Fifty" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
at the Theatre by the Trax,
1100 Osborne SL, will be fol-
lowed by a Q&A session with
the film's stars, Martin Grey
and Drew Pillsbury, who will
offer insights into how this
charming film got made on an
extremely low budget
Grey has worked regularly
foi- more than 20 years in film
and television, with directors
such as Terry Zwigoff, Barry



FRiDAY. JANUARY 13.20O12/News-Leader

inats you oaerna fnd

Father-Daughter Ball on
Feb. 25 from 7-10 p.m. at
The Ritz-Cariton, Amelia
island. Enjoy live music, pro-
fessional photography and a
gift basket raffle. The attire is
semi-formal to formal and
fathers and daughter of all
ages are welcome. The cost
is $85 for one father and one
daughter, and $40 for each
additional daughter. The
price iricludes heavy hors
d'oeuvres, a gift bag and
memo; book. Visit or call
the school office at 321-2137
to purchase tickets. .
FOUndatieon feast
The Femandina Beach
High School Foundation's
Feast, established to raise .
funds for the academic bene-
fit of students at FBHS, will
be held Feb. 25 at Walker's
Landing in Omni Amelia
Island Plantation. Sponsor-.
ships for the event range
from $250-$1,000 and -
.include tickets for food and
drihks, signage and public
recognition. The event
begins with an oyster roast
and includes catering by
Gourmet Gourmet, silent
auction items from local
restaurants and merchants
and a recap of the scholastic
accomplishments at FBHS in
the Ijast year,
Contact Jody Peters at
travelingpetersQ '
or Patti Burch at pattiburch
@ for sponsor-
ships and individual tickets '
($75). .
Arts Academy :
The nonprofit Amelia Arts
Academy, 516 South 10th .
.St., now offers lessons six
days a 1 eek, including after .
school, in music, art, acting
and more. Saturday private
lessons are available in flute;
brass instruments, voice,
piano and violin. For infrbma-
tion or to register visit
www nme Carcademy ~ rg

mation@ ameliaartsacade;
my~sorg 9 .Mi ~

SChildr'en ages 6 tp 16 can
become ''Totar"Kids" at the
23,000;-square-foot Miller -
Freedom Center Boys &
Girls Club on Old
Nassauville Road. New chil-
dren are welcome to enrpil in
the 'after-school Total Kid
program that helps yourig
people gain skills, confidence
and the ability to engage with
other youngsters and adults
c while having fun doing it.
STransportation from
school to club is available via
the county school bus sys-
fem. Visit
www.b'gcnassau.0rg for more
information or call 261-1075
to enroll a child.

Y7yn CTime
YM A Pryme Time offers
before and after school care
for ages' 5-12 by professional
staff. Contact the McArthur
YMCA, 1915 CitronaDrve,
at 261-1080 or visit

Financial aidhelp .
Femnandina Beach High
School will host a financial
aid workshop Jah. 17 at 6
p.m. in the multi-purpose
room. topics will include:
FAFSA, grants, loans and
scholarships. Parents of aill
juniors and seniors should
plan to attend. For informa-
tion call 261-5714
NACDAC meets
NACDAC (the Nassau
Akcohol, Crime and Drug
Abatement Coalition) has a
new meeting location and a
monthly guest presentation
to which the community is
invited. If you are interested
in the prevention and elimi-
nation of underage drinking
and other drug use within
Nassau County, see what
the meetings are all about.
NACDAC meets the third
Tuesday and this month's
meeting is Jan. 17 at 4 p.m.
in the community room
above Scott & Sons- Fine
Jewelry, 9900 Amelia Island
Pkwy. Special~Agent Eliza-
beth Anno of the Division of
Akcoholic Beverages and
Tobacco will talk about the
role ABT plays in law enfor-
cement in Nassau County
related to licensed tobacco
and alcohol vendors. For
information visit www.nac-
dac.0rg or call Susan Wood-
ford at 261-5714, ext. 2616.

The School Advisory
Council of Fernandina Beach
High School will hold its reg-
ularly scheduled meeting on
Jan. 26 in the main office
conference room. For any
questions contact Spencer
G. Lodree at 261-5713.

Spelling bee
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 Jackson~ville
in Yulee.
Gala fundraiser
The Boys and Girls Clubs
bf Nassau County
Foundationi's ti Annual
IBenefit gala wil be held Feb.
24 at The Ritz-Cariton,
Amelia Island with speaker
Bonnie St. John, a nationally
recognized source of inspira-
tion as an athlete, author and
executive coach.
Growing up in a crime-rid-
den environment, St. John ,
lost her leg to' a~ medical dis-
order at age 5 but found sup-
port in Boys and Girls Club
membership. The 1984
Paralympics bronze medal
winner in the slalom graduat-
ed with honors from Harvard,
eamed her master's at
Oxford as a Rhodes scholar
and served on the White
House National Economics
Council. Individual tickets ar'e
$125, with several sponsor
levpils available. For ticket,
call 261-8666. Visjt Email

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Faith Christian Academy

year-old who will go
the extra mile to
help animals. More
than 10,000 miles, in fact.
Over Christmas, Victoria
presented the Nassau
Humane Society with more
than $300 in pet supplies for
the homeless animalsithere.
The money was donated by
herself and her fifth-grade
classmates in Singapore.
"I just put out a box-and
asked, 'Please donate to help
the animals,'" she said. Her
friends at the Singapore
American School responded
generously.;ic~epaic th.
grandparents live in
Fernandina Beach, and she
and her parents come to visit
every summer and at
Christmas. On her last visit,
she brought a $200 donation
for the local animal shelter.
.She has been an animal
lover as long as she can
remember: "When ITwas a
baby we had two cats and a
dog. We grew up like a fami-
ly," she said.
Inst year her grandmoth-
er, Lyn Pettengill, took her to
visit the NHS Dog Park on
Airport Road, adjacent to the
animal shelter. "She saw the
puppies anti she said, 'I want
to help the puppies,'"
Pettengill remembers.
And so she did.
Victoria, her grandmother
and parents, Holly and Kyung
Yang, received a tour of the
shelter and got to meet sever-
al members of the staff, and
the cats' and dogs awaiting
"Our heartfelt thanks go to
: Victoria for the kindness she
has shown to -our homeless
-animals," said John
Landregan, president of th~e .
Nassau Humane Society,

Victoria Yang and her
grandmother, .Lyn
Pettengill, with some of
the pet supplies donated
to the Nassau Humane
Society, above. Isft,
Victoria met several of the
adoptable dogs and cats
during a tour of the NHS
adoption center.

The shelter's adoption cen-
ter at 671 Airport Road is
open 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4
p.m. Saturday, telephone
321-1647. Information and
videos of adoptable dogs and
cats are available at,
NassauH umaneSociely. comn.

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which operates both the shel person's dedication can
.ter and the dog park. "She accomplish. Shk has set a
has demonstrated what one high standard for all of us to

Si": litiichael A~cademy "";
S '~tddaents rtt~irned~j to
school in a "big way" on
Jan. 4 with a program
featuring the world's
~.'~~-: 'il.'l~~,;i~sgill~~B~I~I~1 ~largest chocolate bar,~
which weighs 12,00Q,
::~ pounds. mieas-.
t;ures 3 feet high and 21
i: feet long.World's Finest
SChocolate created the.
~i ; Acandy bar as a learning
: -$tool to take to schools
s. to teach "portion distor-
tion." The bar has been
~r,,~'%asa 4~~,~~,~E"~~~1~11~ii, ~ ~ i~ e~~;~I~~~8~~'~~f~ feattired on a cross-
Scountry school-to-
i school tour to raise
,. awareness about obesi-
ty, called "Think Big.
!, iEat Smart.;" The chil-
;i' dren were excited to
:E have their school select-
9~;".:~',~~:j Ied as one of the stops
,ck~for this G~uinness Book
i. -a~iifip~~of Records entry. The
students participated in
'i~aFs r9 '*an exercise dance led
-- on multimedia screens
.~~o and directed by two of
the tour program pre-
. senters.
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Singapore students help animals here


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817 Other Areas 1

RENT TO OWN Corner lot 925 S. 8th
St. Small1 office + 20x40 bidg (3 bays
wn/car lef). 51800/mG. + ccp. Ornsr
finance. Terms flexible. (904)261-5034

626 S. 8TH ST DT Historic 2,200 sf,
For sale $335k
Sadler 1,500-40,000 sf. avail. Price
neg. Y/arehouse from $600/moj.
Cafe Turnkey 45K OBO Call Phil (
Amerlia Coastal Realty 904-555-9140

817 Othrer Areas

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for the price, 3BR/28A. Serious o~ffrs
only, no renters. (850)308-6473. ANF

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855 ApartmentS

AT BEACH Eff 5125 wkr. 18R inci
cable & all utils, 5185 wk/5850 mo. +-

5175 ~5655 mo. + e.2153

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home. Call Teri at (904)225-1046.
TRAILER FOR SALE 1979 Skrytine,
12x61, 28R/18A, very good cojndltion-
Have title & ready to move. 55,000.

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ORS4 *99/moj. Call Tert at (904)225-

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3BR/2BA DWMH on 1 acre. Wood
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plan. $800/mo. + deposit. Call (904)


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* 2820 A First Avenue 2BR/1.5BA $925 a

' e80nthE+ tlitibesSt, Ocean View, upstairs of
displex on North Beach $950/ma. incl. water.
* 50 Aa Fis v e 2BR/2BA with den or 3rd
BR and I car gadage $1,100/mo. + utilities,
* 619 S. 14th Street -3BR/ IBA $875/ma.+ utilitier
*3423 s. Fletcher Upstairs 2BR/IBA Fupilshed,
oceanview some utilites included $1000/lmonth.
. Mariners Walk 38R/2BA 1,500 sqftnear Ritz
Carton. Famis~edoarunfumished$1200/mo.+utit

*2ER/BA HACrnie eE 1801 S. Fletcher Ave.
$ 1.650 mou ncludes most utilities, water, sewer,
garbage, cable, internet and phone.

Street from the beach.All util, wi-fiTV & phone.
* Five Pointi Village I,200 sq. f.Al A/S 8th Sr expo-
sure- Greatfor resail~services~or ollie.$51200fmo
+sales ax.
d meiP b-la ~m sq f.35 of~~eeI
* 1839 S. 8th St adjacent to Huddle House, 1,800
sq~f 1 0Wo no ase + tar Sao ascnideard.
Nursery. Office, greenhouse, shade houses with
a fenced, irrigated outside space~for plants.
Excellent location with high visibility.
* Office Complex w/tenant: for sale / sI eln
Investment, 194 I Citrona Dr 4690 sq.ft includ-
ing additional lot Gall for more mnfo 261-4066

860 Hoimes-Unfurnished

AMELIA PARK Garden district
cottage. 2BR/2BA, den, family room
with fireplace, garage. 1612 Ruskcin Ln.
$1,200/rno. (904) 321-1980

BRICK HOUSE 3BR/2BA, garage,
gap1 rooel acire.a 1200To. I
(904)704-4989 or 225-5392.
- across from beach, perfect for single
orn bc uplem Wasdher/Dryeer book p
pet deposit. Available in March. Call
277-2229 for more Info & to see.

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

living & dining area, gated
neighborhood. $1800/no. Call Taffany
(904) 335-0583 for details.

862 VaCatioR RentaS

Call *(904)261-4066, C.H. L~asserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

238u2rSaner04d -5behind Amelia

1000 SQ. FT. of office space at 1890
S. 14th St. $750/mo. Call 753-2004
for information.


for4 9mel70ffice away from home.

COUNTY Must be located In a good
hunting area. Not a club; to Individuals
only. East of Route 1 a plus. Call

`99 TOYOTA CAMRY 4cyl/33mipg.
Want $b6,000, Deep tint, premium
SOUnd system, cloth Interior, dark
belge. 71,.858 miles. (904)430-7282.


5915 indlCes iann. WIte, garbage, &
sewer. Nck Deanas Realty, Inc. j90('

Afforca~b tivr ~ RetM SSo60.
&747 for chigible persns/famrlles. 1 &
2 Beoroors. Post Oakt Apa~rtmnts
(904)277-7817. t anoicap Accessbl~e
apartments available. This Insttiuoon
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711

28R/2.5BA beach townhouse in a quiet
app boce urdh~ea i luding an isde
private laundry. Located close enough
to hear the surf but not have the spray.
Must be seen to be appreciated. Call
261-6227 for an appointment.

$600/mo. + security deposit & utilities.
Call 261-6776 or 261-6047.


Amelia island 3/3 near the beach
has screened inground solar-
heated pool, bamboo wood
floors, office w/builtius, huge
great room.
#55558 $259,900

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* 631 Tarpon Ave, Unit #6367 (Fernandina Shores) 1178st 28BR1:5BA Pully 402 S. 11th Street, Unit B IBR/1BA Downstairs unit in triplex. W/D hook-
furnishe~d condo only one block from the beach. Community pool. Rent includes ups inide. $500
sEwerI and galrbage fees. $1175
* 1542 Lisa' Avenue (Th Park Subdivision) 884ef 2BR/2BA Fully furnished 2741 Torest Ridge Drive, Unit I-1 (Forest Ridge Condominiums) 2BR/1BA
repdy for you to begin Florida lifestyle. Stainless steel appliances, ocean viewns, car. Dowvnstairs unit with open floor plan and private deck. Short walk to the beach,
per and ceramic tile, mini blinds, cable/sateite TV ready, private yard/oorsiryrd, plus community pool, tennis courts and clubhouse. $750
*pntioldecck, private street and 2-car garage. (15 Pak Cnomnus 402 S. 11thiltreet, Unit C 3BR/1BA Upstairs unit in triplex. WID hook-ups

atT ith doll eink din gmin liviph a br om cos t panty, trs cmpar 24185 First Avenne, 1085st 2BR/1.5BA, Three story duples only one block
patio/deck balcony storage closer carpet and ceramic tile: One-car garage. Ocean from the beach. Carport underneath nit. Ocean views from Master bedroom bal-
viewr, onlyas hortwalk to thenbeach. Washer/Dryer waer aM er, ashl pest con- cony. Entin Ititchen, carpet end vitylflring vertical and plastieblinds,1I-e car

ORUB c wSED E BRA3m58 E c~edmo td s 0t Dgn *ah ils 2483B First Avenu8852sf- 2BR/2BA masterbedroom hnslargebath with sepa-
walkidng & bike trails, 2.5 miles of beach. Gated community w/gitard posted, rate guestbathroomin hall. Dining iuliving/grest room, kitchen has closet pantr,
ocean/lake views, dock access, patio/deck and playground. Washer/Dryer, lawn carpet & vinyl tie, mini blinds, private yard/courtyard and patio/deck. $535
care~estcotrol&ssocitionfesincuded $19 0970 Paradise Commons, Unit #3(27 (Amelial Lakes Subdivision) -
STNGLEP~MITY HOMES -ONTAT.ANT4 2BR/2BA, Upstairsonit in gated condominium eomunily. Commimity pool phy .
* 10 hooolR eer dvens 31sf Z BB~ 1 e tohg a ho an mdm l grooUnd fitness center and laundry facility. Washer and dryer included. Available
ready Large fenced in backyard and outside storage Yard watering system. New 1- 47358 St Marc Court (The Colony) 1130sf 2BR/2BA Townhome Condo
sa aae anhiti rl.~sinl ac \n el5edahce Masterbasee m Bea edroomhas itsmu gw atDining i amilyroon, car
.gargc. Full MastLer bath with separate shower and tub, eat-in kitchen, carpet, inyl ngaeAaiblFbrry1t$0
tileandhardwood, miniblindsm~~do~gi,remolredsklg cvutdeilings largebackyard 3884 First Avene,2070~f 4BR/3BA -Two Masterbaths Walk to the Beach
with decki and lawn care included. 2-car garage Avaiable February 1st $1250 or BBQ on your backi deck. Dining in living room/great room, closet pantr in
1942 Springbrook Road (Egans Bluff Subdivision) 2064st-4BR/2BA Full kitchen, carpet and vinyl tile. Available Mid-Jnua~ry $1250
S 'nrr br4capand Ukxuulor, adummle~ e n May prialyn gadeun ~ 84 BeEh E Road (Turd~e arms Condomnus 180- ZBaA
SINGlE FrAMTTY HOMEs OPP IST.AND throughout, cloth blinds, cable/satellite TV ready, elevator, gated community and
* 06097 Ridgenwod Circle (Lofton Pointo Subdivision) 1600st 3BR/2BA pool. Water, sewer and trah included in rent. Also on Sales Marlete Available
Manste bathroom with separate shdwer, garden tub and double sink, carper, ceram- Februry 1st $1995
re and vinyl nttle mini blinds, replaced in living room; cable/satellite TV ready,cov-
ered patin'deck,. playground in common area and 2-eargarage. $1225
* 86048 Knoted Oak Way (Hickory Village Subdivision) 1677t- 4BR/2BA COMMERCTAT, ICENTAT.ST
Open floor plan with cat in kitchen. Carpet and vinyl flors. Coverd back patio Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space, 4,500sfwill divide
opnsr to flened trbacki yard. Conveniently located near schools, shopping and I-
95. 2 car garage $1295 Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf office $1,300/~o
* 97493 Cutlnas Wy (Pirates Woods Subdivision) 2460sf3BR/2BA Completely 501 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices
remodeled! Open floor plan with vaultedeecilings. Two Master baths, formal din*Cnrmre&4hSanlgidvdaofc
ing area ea-in kitchen, walk in pantry, brand new carpet & ceramic tile all nc" Cnr a 4 ( m lf didu oes
applinances patioidecki and wood fenced-in yard $13715 *s 179US HWY 17 1196stCommercialbuilding, $1,500/mo.
* 85878 Bostwick WVood Drive (North Hampton Subdivison) 2900st Sadle Road 62Sf building en l acre lot. S1,00
IBR/~3BA Thhi sp3cious home has many elegant upgrades Formal dining rom ,
Ia reat-i kitchen, firepl sce in faiy croom, pxravae baekar borders erv4q S. 4th Street (asemine Plan) Approx. 2400sE Commercial spece $10/d
and playgouimd. Includes lawn sevieg pest control, wireless internt and baic
lable Also includes membership at the Beach Club of Amelia. Available Gateway to Amelia Salte 201N1, 2 rooms with total 370st, includes utilites
Febrary st $095+ CAM, Available Feb 1st

BUSINESS IS GOOD! H yuw are interested in renting yor property contact our


Paractse 1/1 arK 2/2Z deluxe condos
in gatec, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr. resort-stle pool, tennis &
mrerr Lots of upgrades! Starting at
just 57r9/mo! Call Tammy for our
-~~rrseilat 04a)k4 5-6969 for a


h'all-taRt, one level wakup. $1,100/mo +
titie~s. Call (9043)753-4147 or 321-3444.
38R/2.5BA condo furnished or unfum-
i5hed. Half block to the pool. Evuo car
parking. 51250/51050. Steven Traver
415-1053. Available immediately.

859 Homes-Furnished

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

860 Homes-U~nfolrishted
3BR/1BA, just minutes from historic
district. Call (904)753-1346.
1307 CLINCH DR. 3BR/2BA, garage,
workshop, large party rodm, sec.
system, new carpet. $1095. Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc:-(904)277-0006
floor plan, garage. $1,050/mo. First
month + $1,050 dep & ref. No
smoking. Service animals only. Call
Kate (904)491-0112
2BR/1BA HOME CH&IA, big fenced

c psit Cl Win6i ( 125)6 0-462

gate neommuniy Rec room, geoumet
land, 2 miles to 195, on marsh. Avail In
February. $2000/mo. (912)882-3859
3BR/2BA HOUSE on Island,
Washer/dryer hookups. $850/mo. Call
(904) 206-9845.

38R/128A. 2230 sf. BEst Buy in 4BR/IBA, 1498 sf. home in Giataed ommulnity of just 45 homes
Ovster B~ay! Immaculate condition neighborhood surrounded by situatedon l00aeresofferinglargehome
Brrien Custom Hotme. Ancient beautiful oak trees huge, fenced sites wiith privacy and elegance. The
oaks, beautiful lake front views from backyard. New carpet in bedrroonis, c~lusivmt;of the Blackr~ck isour gated
the 2ndi story deck. two screened Master bedroom is off the kitchen e'ntly, Which is fipther enhanced by our,
porches and paver patio with firepit! and could be used as a fainiy room! unusual blam posts and street signs and
n299,000 $19,000 the gazebo by the tennis courts.
rhugh-Wiliams, (904) 753-1415 Dec Chaplin, (904) 753-1415 $29,500
Hugh Williams, (904) 753-1415

& Otvnal

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The food pantry needs ddnations of
non-perisha~ble food items all year round.
For more information, call: 904.261.7000



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*Gwen Avenue $49,950, Gallahan Regina Sluder 2TI-6597 Beech Street* Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502
Barrington Lot* $122,000 Package $321,000 #48502 Brad Goble 261-6166
Brad Goble 261-6166 2414 Los Robles $195,000 MLS# 53844
Scooner Landpin94 800,000 Safe Harbor Lane 4BR/4BA, 3082 s.f., w/granny flat* B rad Goble 281-6166

I RDA.1! ]ANUA.-I T 13. 2012 ~LtS5FIEDS \c~~i\>Lader

.Mlove-in ready &r not a short
sale! Recently renovated 3/2 has
new carper, new SS appliances*
new paint. Covered back porch,
fecdad#56477 $149,900

home!~u kien & b r-
room. new crpet, new pami.
newU well pump & new~ w~ate
softenr. Derrched garage.

Slumuntg 4/3 in Seaside, Hdrcdwod
fluoo, firelac, crow-n, new gran.
Is ic res screened lanal. Bonus rcmns
wiflull bath over garage. W'alk to

Beautiful 4/3 brick homne on
431 acres very close to Amelia
Island. 1-Acre stocked pond,
fruit & pecan trees on propeny.
River & marsh views.

56438$ 128.50

Grear 3/3 home oil three lots in Immaculate, well-appointed ILovely 2897 sf 4/25 wo-storyin
Pirates Woods has great poten- & move-in ready 5/4 North ITymbercreek has lots of
tial. Separate 323 sf cottage can Hampton beauty. Granite, SS upgrades. Built by KB Homes m
be mother-in-law suite, are sm?- appliances, magnificent cabi- 12008. Great patio area, backs to
dio, office. netry, bonus room w/ftillbath. lake.
#56443 $170,000 #56452 $369,000 #55773 $1999*

Oceanview beach home on quiet Grety reduced serene marshview Coherete block Arnelia island
north end of Amelia Island 2/2.5 villa is just steps from the~ 3/1 is ready for your personal
between Ft Clinch State Park &r pool and near Amelia 1.inks Golf touches. Great lot has preserva-
rhe beach. Big deck, large lot. Club, Balconies off both bed- tion area to N and abandoned
easement to S.
#56143 $339,500 #47011 $230,000 #55303 $92,000

Perfect 30 s arte rE reement
home in quiet Yulee neighbor-
hood has front porch and fenced
p ed.Recently renovated and

AIsLA whrWIM~g ggg
t'ountess of Egmont $149,000 N. 14th & Towngate


Bonnie Vlew Road
First Avenue
Long Polnt
N. Fletcher Avenue

$250,000 Oak Marsh
$150,000 Ocean Avenue
$560,000' S. Fletcher Avenue
$150,000 S. 20th Street

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Brick hoRo On iue sur-
rounded by huge oak &r cypress
.trees &, flowers. AC, water
hea er 1rsoto appliances replaced

#55713 $239,000

#56498 $90,000 -

Little Pinity Island $ 150,000
Pages Dairy Road (5 acres)
Miner Rd (15 acres) -$570,000
NapeagueDrive $75,000
Parrish Drive $32,500
:.811 Wi~nd WI~lt ,$55,0@0
Serenity Lane $55,9000

Blackrock Road $50,000
Blackrock Road $260,000
Blackrock Road ..$30,000
Edwards Road $39,900
Edwards Road $42,500
Gravel Creek Dr $55,000
East SR 200 (Comm) $425,0~00

'Gorgeous 2-story marshview
home wiith h~othing spared. New
SS appliances & granite tops.
Fabulous backyard w/large paio,
screened porch.
#56521 $239,000

Need a home office? 4th BR has
hardwood floors, builtins &
French doors. This 4/2 has lots
of kitchen ~cabinets, SS apph -
ances, screened porch.
#54740 $299,500

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riRQ \. ('22 s Iilllf 1010 n 13l~~~ 103h TO-8 29 amlmC IJ land Incretdible opp~ppyinritutl 51.41 acres,
Plantatiori -home located in the P-lan.all... homre with bietath~ Ilot hi a rive r college geawayr. 500' of St.
coveled LOlig~toint commlinity and views of the 'marsh, fura!;coastal Marys Krur .icep \later firontage
is designed f~cr family cluertainum! Waterwriy and yocur own dock! Set and a ~dockl 'True privacy .. a
Two kitchens,. two large family backr from the road and green space fainiy compound . .good fishin ,
rooms lild lots of` bedroomns for the to the East give the feeling offJ ijng huntin' and reigx~hi. And if you are
.;rairt lurmid. Y(RI'll- be captiv~ated awayr froni italr Hugehfuster Suite energetic, you can subdividle and
byli.... ofheInrus-tlUPsta~irS with a:~ rll ,II phi,,. you cl \In u~me Of tre road -frontage
iFrm t10 dsee water dock lift. cais enjoy of the views. without ever' having to build a road,
$2,700f P. $1,795,00 $1,cio 00t
Dee Chaplin, (904) 753-003( 1 Dre Chaptin. (9014) 753-0031 Hug WPl~liams, ( 904) 753-1415

3HR/319A. 1889 ST. Jirst floor wgalk
out with beautiful dune and ocean
view covenre patio for wcatching
sunrise or moon tise over the ocean.
VJilla is on the South~ endt ofAmelia
Island and is in the gated Summer
Beach communilv of Ocean Village.
'Two pools in the community!
DeChaplin, !9 753 ~-

Just reduced Of)U! Owner
Motivated! The best smnall frm~ or-
ranch site desilaabl in Nassau
County hands down!.And at an
;nbelievable prie! Over 13 clearedt
acres writh 21001 of incr~edible inarsh
views, a pond and~ cool summer
ocean bree~zes.
Jrg Williams, (904) 953-1415


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fIecredible opportunityf!49.41 acres,
500' of St Mlarys River deep water
fro0r1ee! frue privacy...a family
compound,..good fishing huntin' &
rclax-in'l A~nd if you are energetic,
you. CRH rubdivide and self off some
of the road frontage without ev er
having to build a road.
Hug U iias, (904) 75~3-415