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HEATHERA.PERRY/NEWS-LFADER
Amelia Island Quilt Guild members Diane Keagy and Pam Wise
examine two Quilts of Valor, whose mission is "to cover all our
warriors and combat veterans who have been touched by war or
wounded with our healing and comforting Quilts of Valor." For
more information visit www.qovf.org.


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NEWSPAPER


T won't miss the weekly hate mail
and letters to the editor; and deal-

'7.*, with ""oeasonabloemand at

won'tmiss the local media, which
is more concerned with tearing .-
dowun the community than .
building it up.
CITYMANQAGERMdICHAELCzYM6BOR


"through the intricacies of the Land
Development Code."
Williams suggested a local attor~-
ney could sit at meetings as a way to
replace Bach, but that such a plan
would only work "until something
came up that he's not knowledgeable
about. ... To go to another attorney is
a step backwar~d."
Corbett made a motion to not renew
Bach's contract in March, and for the
city to "instead, go to a conltract lawyer.
Bach, however-, told Corbett the
motion was im~proper because the
employment contract did not come up
for renewal in Mar-ch.
"Upon termination, my contract
ends," Bach said. "The pr~oper motion
would be to terminate my contract
now." Bach added that ter~mination of

BACH Conttinued onl 3A


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
Newus Leader

Two city commissioners asked
Tuesday for the termination of City
Attorney Tammi Bach's employment
contract, but she will keep her job by
a 3-2 commission vote.
The request by Commissioners
Sarah Pelican and Charles Corbett fol-
lows on the heels of a 3-2 commission
decision last Friday to terminate the
employment contract of City Manager
Michael Czymbor.
Resident Mac Morriss said at the
meeting that he was "perplexed" by
the request to terminate Bach's con-
tract. -
"The citizens would like to know
wvhy you are putting us in harm's way,"
Morriss said, addressing Pelican and
Corbett. "You'got here on the back of


the emotions for
Forward Fernan-
Sdina. .. If you're
doing it for political
gain, that's wrong.
We have two em-
ployees that have
served the city well.
~It could cost the city
Bach $250,000 (in settle-
ment costs) to
replace them."
Morriss also asked how long the city
could go on without strongg leader-
ship at the helm." -
Resident Lynn Williams said' he
had been to many city commission
meetings, and that he had "watched
Ms. Bach guide commissioners
through difficult questions, and done
it well." He added that Bach had also
guided residents and board members


Tmn going to miss the city
manager Hie's done a great job in
a very d~f~iculltsituation. You
don'tknow whathe goes through
every day especially wuhen yoil
read in the local rag the one time
you disagree, because that's all
you hear about.
comulassiONER2 TIM POYNTER


zis is Ot the community that the
press says it is. Not just the press,
but social media. It's easy tb criti- .
cize and throw stones. Our prob.
lem seems to be that we all have a .N
different vision of this city.'
MAYOR ARLENYE FILROFF




Manager s ouster ptt,
mean-spirited


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader


who has filled in for Czymbor when he
was on vacation, will take over until
an interim is chosen.
It was also decided that each com-
missioner would submit names of
potential interim candidates to the city
clerk's office by today, and that meet-
ings will be held Tuesday and
Wednesday to discuss who will be cho-
sen.
SSeveral local residents were
brought up for consideration during
the meeting, including For~wa-d
Fernandina advocate Adam Kaufman,
Dave Lott and former city commis-
sioner Joe Gerrity,
"l asked Adam Kaufman to submit
a resume for the inter-im manager posi-


tion," Conimissio~ner Tim Poynt~er said.
He said Kaufman, an attorney who has
worked with governments in New York
State for the past 40 years, has agr-eed
-to work without salary for up to six
months. Kaufman is chair of the city's
Code Enforcement and AppeaQls Boar~d
and led the drive to per-suade the com-
mission to approve the For~ward
Fernandina str-ategic plan.
Poynter also suggested the inter-im
person should be disqualified for the
pelmanent- manager's position. "To
not make it political, anyone chosen for
interim would not be consider-ed for
full-time," he said. "I just think it takes

IMANAGER Continued on 3A


City commissioners determined at
a special meetirig Wednesday that an
interim city manager will be chosen
by the end of next week, and that a
request for proposals will be sent out
at a later date for a permanent city
manager. .
The meeting was held for commis-
sioriers to determine the process for
naming an interim and eventually a
permanent city manager to replace
City Manager Michael Czymbor, who
resigned under protest last week.
Toda rniarks~ h;s las! day- on the job.
U~ utility Director John Mandrick,


asked Meadows if he
r-emembered his
concern that: signifi-
cant pieces of evi-
dence a let-ter wr-it-
ten by Dick larkin
instr-ucting others to
watch~ a certain DVD)
sh<\uld anything liap-
Isrkin pen to him, andi the
DVD itself had
been withheld by
Assistant P-ublic D~efender Brian
Morrissey, his attorney at the time.
Meadows confirmed that such a con-
versation, albeit a disjointed one, with
Isrkin had occurred.
The psychologist told prosecutors
that Larkin's examination demon-
strated he was not exaggerating or fak-
'ing a mental illness. In fact, he said, the
defendant's defensive approach to the
Test suggested the opposite that he
was hiding or minimizing possible
underlying delusions.
S"It measures the degree at which
someone is cooperating with the test,"
said Meadows.
Assistant State Attorney Wesley
White said there is no firm evidence
that Larkin suffers from any psychot-
ic disorder.
Meadows conceded to White his
conclusion that Larkin "may have been
concealing or minimizing psychotic ill
nesses" was not definitive.
Meadows said he based his find-
ings on an examination of Isrkin, a
review of his test results in addition
to interviews with two of his family
members and email correspondence
.with another. Those family members,
he said, told him Larkin had spoken of
angels and demons.
Foster admonished Morrissey for
failing to suggest that Imrkin may be
mentally ill before the trial began.
"It became apparent to me during
the trial that Larkin might suffer from
psychotic disturbances," the public
defender told Foster.
The trial's penalty phase has been
postponed from Tuesday to a date
undetermined, pending the results of
the second evaluation, said White.


GARRETT PELICAN
Newvs-Leader

Although one psychologist con-
cluded Gregory David Isr~kin exhibit-
ed no signs of psychosis, Cir~cuit Court
Judge Robert Foster ordered Thursday
a second opinion on the convicted mur-
derer's mental health before his trial
can move to its penalty phase.
Prosecutors claimed that a second
evaluation is not needed and Lar~kin -
convicted Jan. 10 of killing his parents
Dick and Myra Larkin in April 2009 -
is competent to proceed.
Nonetheless, the court will hear
from a second psychologist next
Thursday to determine Isrkin's com-
petency. Sentencing in the capital mur-
der case had been set for Tuesday.
Forensic psychologist Dr. William
Meadows testified at a judicial review
that the results of Larkin's evaluation
did not indicate psychosis. But he told
prosecutors his initial impression was
that the defendant's tendencies point-
ed toward delusion.
"I think the report is flimsy at best,"
Foster said. "If it wasn't a death perial-
ty case, I would reject it."
He added that the case must be
treated differently due to the gravity of
its consequences for Larkin it's a
matter of life and death.
"In my opinion, he is delusional,"
said Meadows of Larkin's fixation on a
purported feud between his father Dick
Imrkin and Allstate Insurance Co. He
said the defendant harbored an irra-
tional belief that the company had tar-
geted the elder Isrkin with violence
over a past dispute.
The defendant's suspicion that the
insurance company "shot up" the
Larkin residence demonstrated his
delusional nature, said Meadows. He
said Larkin's delusions also manifest-
ed in notions that his brother Rick
Larkin had been hypnotized and that
his attorneys withheld evidence that
would acquit him because they were
conspiring with the state attorney's
office to get a conviction.
Larkin, who has represented him
self since firing his attorney last fall,


bution to a deserving service mem-
ber.
The completed quilts have been
shipped to the evacuation hospital in
Ramstein, Germany, to Afghanistan,
to Walter Reed Hospital in
Washington, D.C., to the Poly-Trauma
unit at the VA hospital in Tampa, and
currently are going to a Wounded
Troops Barracks in Colorado.
"Quilts of Valor are just one part of
our community service," said
Niedernhofer. "Each of the Habitat
homes has received a large bed quilt.
Hundreds of smaller quilts have been
donated to Hospice. Many isolette
quilts have been sent -to Shands
neonatal unit. Nearly 300 large
Christmas stockings were sewn for
Joy to the Children, and bereavement
quilts are sent for children who have
lost a sibling to cancer. Dozens of
bright pillowr cases have been sent
to Wolfson Children's Hospital for
children with cancer "


Guild membership is open to the -
public. Membership dues are $25 per
year.
Meetings are held- the second
Tuesday of each month at the
Woman's Club at 201 Jean IzFitte
Ave., unless otherwise announced-
The gathering starts with social time
at 6:30 p.m. The 7 p.m. meeting con-
sists of a program, business meeting
and show and tell-
In addition to the regular group
meeting, smaller groups meet in pri-
vate homes throughout the month-
Donations to cover quilting mate-
rials and shipping costs are wel-
comed. Please mark the envelope
"Quilts of Valor" and mail it to Amelia
Island Quilt Guild, P.O. Box 6464,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
Donations are tax deductible-
For information call guild presi-
dent Mary Williams at 261-7993 or
visit www.aiquilters.com.
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NeXt, interim city manager,


100th




Quilt




H-iEATHWER A. PERRY
News Leader

Stitching away for the past three
years, the 85 members of the Amelia
Island Quilt Guild recently complet-
ed their 100th quilt for the Quilts of
Valor Foundation.
Created in 2003 by Blue Star mom
Catherine Roberts of Seaford, Del.,
who began the foundation when her
son Nathanael was deployed in Iraq,
the program has awarded over 60,000
quilts to date.
Guild member Gail Niedernhofer
first learned about the effort when
she met a group of women in Nexi,
Mexico creating Quilts of Valor on
tr-eadle sewing machines. When she
presented the idea to her quilt guild
back home, she received an enthusi-
astic response.
"The idea just grabbed me," said
guild member Diane Keagy, who has
made 14 quilts. "When Gail suggest-
ed the project, I thought, 'I love to
sew and this is something I can real-
ly get involved in.'"
The quilts are made from about
eight yards of patriotic fabric.
Niedernhofer estimated the guild
has gone through close to 800
yards of fabric to create the 100
quilts.
Estimating the time involved is
more difficult to pinpoint, she said,
because the quilts are individual proj-
ects.
The quilt top and back are con-
structed by a member, and then quilt-
ed, either by the original quilter or by
a member with a "longarm" quilting
machine. Quilts are then returned to
the quilter who adds the binding, usu-
all by hand sewing around the entire
edge.
Frequently a label is added and
the quilt is then slipped into a com-
plementary pillowcase and carefully
packaged and shipped out fordistri.


Larkin 'delusional,'



sentencing delayed


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OBITUARIES

juanita COoper


The N~assau Count Commission will revisit the issue of
Sforming an animal sesvices advisory committee at its regular
Meeting M~ondfay beginning at 6 p.m. in the James S. Page
Govemmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place in Yulee.


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James T. "Jim" Ware TnU age (), of Fernandina Beach died
a ioidne88 Jaii. 18 2t012~. Arianhi~ments will bte ainnounced l
Eternity Funeral Home ofNassau


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F3:-R:11 j$a .9 20. 2012 NEW5 News-Leader


GARRETT PEL.ICAN


Tempers flared Wedneseday
as Nassau County Com~mis-
sioners- con side~red forming an
advisory committee to evalu-
ate the couniv`s animal servic-
es. Hostlirtis from committee
proponents led the board to
continue the disicussion to
Mon~day.
Consideration of the com-
mnittee: wa prompted by a
D~ece-mber shakeup at the
department in which County
Manager T~ed Selby -fired
Animal Servic~es Director
D~eborah Biggs and appointed
Jose-ph Niovello, a subordinate
with whom Bi~ggs shared a
strained relationship, to serve
in her place.
SCommissioner Danny
Ineper likened the proposed
committee's functions to those
of the Planning & Zoning and
Code Enforcement boards. The
committee , he said, could eval-
uate animal services arid offer
recommendations with no obli-
gation fdir the county to accept
then.
"It's just another set of eyes
because it's a very emotional
issue for this county and I want
Sto get it right," he said of the
committee. "... I think there's a
gr-oup out there wanting to help
us. Why not let them help us?"
Commissioner Walter
Boatright concurred. He said it
made more sense to utilize the
expertise of knowledgeable
residents'than to hire an out-
side consultant.
As he walked to the podi-
um with others in tow, com-
.mittee advocate Mark Childs


animal services has experi-
enced with its advisory com-
rnittee as a goal attainable in
Nassau.
*They're a flagship," she
said, referring to a $500,000
grant Duvral recently secured.
~And it was all because they
had an advisory group.
An advisory committee
would grant animal services a
greater level of transparency,
said Vitale. She claimed that
current shelter employees had
engaged in unethical, and at
times illegal, practices. In par-
ticular, she alleged that Novello
falsified records an offense
that warranted termination,
and legal repercussions but
was punished with a suspen-
sion instead.
"By having an advisory
board, you will bring out the
truth versus what is being
given to you by certain staff
people," she said. "As a qluali-
fied shelter manager and a past
animal control director and a
consultant in the animal indus-
tr y, based on my facts, I would
have fired quite a few of the
employees."
Johnson said at this point
she was not in favor of appoint-
ing an advisory committee for
the department because it
could lead to similar commit-
tees for other departments.
"W~e'd be setting a danger-
ous precedent," she said.
SLeeper said he wanted to
move .for ward and explore
forming the committee, but he
had concerns.
"I'm going to set the tone
for the meeting," he said. "I
want no personal agendas. I
want no name-calling."





~building
and letting: stuff continue to
leak."
Facilities Maintenance
Director Tim Milligan told
commissioners the bulk of the
repairs would constitute strip-
ping the roof down to an under-
lying layer lightweight con-
crete in some areas and wood
deckingf in others. From there,
he said, the roofing would be
replaced.
Jpe'l rJi'hn; /housipdrcom


Juanita "Nita" Cooper, 72,
passed away Wednesday
evening, January 18, 2012 at her
Yulee residence. Mrs. Cooper
was born August 26, 1939 in
Washington, D.C. and moved
to Yulee, FL in 1992 from
Charleston, SC.
She was a member of St.
Michael Catholic Church in
Fernandina Beach and was a
devoted wife, mother, grand-
mother and friend. Mrs. Cooper
was a devout Catholic and well
known for her generosity. She
helped anyone who asked and
never turned anyone away. She
was an avid volunteer, volun-
tee~ring at Yulce Elementary
School and various cancer
organizations including "The
Pink Ladies." She also enjoyed
cooking.
Mrs. Cooper was prede-
ceased by a daughter, Renee
Cooper,
She is survived by her devot-
ed husband, James, "Jimmy"
Cooper, Sr. They would have
been married 51 years on


March 25. Also surviving are a
son, James Cooper, Jr. of
Yulee, FI a daughter, Cheryl
"Sherry" Galvan, also of Yulee;
a *brother, Kenny Wilkins; a
Goddaughter, Sonia Nester:
eight grandchildren, Desiree
Perry, Andrew Adams, Kindra
Adams, Andrea Adams,
Austin Falls, Citoria Nester,
Ruger Nester and Amnanda
Arguello; and eight greatlgrand-
children.
A memorial service will be
held at 6:00 p.m. today, Friday,
January 20, in the Stephens
Chapel at Green Pine F~uneral
Home with Deacon Art
Tread well offcdatinr.
In lieu of flowers the family
prefers donations to be made
to the Juanita Cooper Memorial
Fund at First Coast Community
Bank.
SFor more information and
to sign Mrs. Cooper's online
register book', please visit the
Green Pine website at
www.greenpinefuneral.com.
Green Pine Funeral Home


RLY UPDATE
olu- lives. Tor more ;inormation
action' or to RSV'P. call ie s -8 '
ser~ v- D jsitomea
du/ho ; .Fernandina B~each IViddle
birtil : :~ School will host the 16th
,r il91- annual,Desserits ofAribelia on
Feb 3 from 8-8 p.m at the -
Atlantic Aven~rue Rec'reation '
i Center. Tickets are $10;. or
r $12'at the door, adults 4aly.
ida Castial dress. Taste a ~ivide
Ig a variety of desserts and enjoy
ate livee and silent auctions.
~ald Food All proceeds benefifjt~e
assail -school's teacher's arid their
'studei~ts. For tickets; or infor-
tion mation call491-7938., .

ookk" Healthy cooking
ling 29, The Nassau County
Health Department is offer-
s must ing a series of four, two-hour
ete an healthy cookirig classes from
Adult 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays,
re fed- Feb. 6, 13, 27 and March 5 at
ation. the Family Education Center
is not (Yulee Full-Service' Sc~hool),
86207 Felmor Road, Yulee.
s for Registration fee is $40
vrail- (includes all classes) and $20
Cook for Nassau County Schdol
District employees. There is
d at a minimum (five people) pre- ~
;Blvd., class registration to hold
more class. For questions or to reg-
ister contact Ashley
Krajewski, Healthy Com-
munities Healthy/People pr(F
host a gram coordinator, at 548-1853 ;:
rom or Ashley_Krajewski@
ess -doh.statell.us.

e three~d .hOrce group
DivorceCare, a l3-week
support group and semiriar
for people experiencing sepa-
ration and divorce, features
Videotapes with recognized
experts on divorce and recov-
ery topics and an opportunity
for group discussion of the
emotional and painful issues -


rS~a~g~g~-WlilY~SR


told commissioners,' Ibrought
a whole gang with me in case
this got a little unruly."
He said an advisory com-
mittee could help the board
make informed decisions.
"All we're trying to do is get
you folks to please get some
outside experts, headed up by
one of you, to look into this and
offer some advice and counsel
for free, so that we don't make
these same mistakes that we
made couple years ago," said
Childs.
He alleged that during the
county's search for an animal
-services director two years ago
former county coordinator Ed
Sealover changed the position's
description to accommodate -
and promised the job to -
Novello.
Childs' criticisms of Selby
for allegedly saying adoptions
were not the department's pri-
ority and $100,000 the board
spent on "virtually~usel'ess"
shelter facility improvements
prompted Commission Chair
Stacy Johnson to cut him short
Ilke Childs, committee pro-
ponent Mimi Vitale criticized
Selby and Human Resources
Director Chili Pope for down-
playing the importance of adop-
tion services. She referenced a
quote in a newspaper in which
Selby said, "The county doesn't
see adoptions as important
overall. The county's interest


in terms of A~nimal Services is
in the protection of its citizens.-
In an interview. Selby said
Florida Statutes require.the
county to provide public safety
and protection of citizens-
"I11at's in no way saying I don't
think adoption is important,"
he said. "I think it's important
and we support it every way
we can, but our mission by
Florida statutes says we're
public safety. I am not aware
of anything in Florida statutes
that requires us to be in the
adoption business." ,
Commissioner Barry
Holloway said he was in favor
of the proposed committee, but
he admonished Childs for his
negativity.
"Let's move for ward with
the expertise that you're willing
to give us," he said. "I don't
think anybody's in opposition ~to
that, Mr. Childs, but I just don't
want you to stand up ~there
every time you come in here
and berate this commission
and our managers about things
that they did in the past."
Childs interrupted
Holloway several times, blurt-
ing at last, "Two years ago you
said you were going to do this
and you didn't do it."
Vitale praised the animal
services department for its
marked improvement over the
past two years. But she pointed
to the success Duval County


Bonnie Lee Rayburn Szathmayr r


Bonnie Lee Rayburn
Szathmary, 65, of Callahan was
born on July 21, 1946 in Dothan,
AL and went to be with her
Heavenly Father on January 17,
2012.
Mrs. Szathmary was a
Cosmetologist and an Artist
who loved tobrt he.l
use her many
God given gifts.
atShe was a lov-
ing woman of
God and we
want to cele-

today, January 20, 2012.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Joseph Robert Szathmary
of da I es,B2 daug te '
ConnieAnnetteWard (Bryan),
3 step-children, Sherry Hill
(Chris), Lori Hill-Babcock, and
Jeff Hill, brother, David "Sam"
Rayburn (Spider), 2 sisters',
Elsie Morris (Ed) ah~d Ann
VanWinkle (Al), 1 sister-in-law,
Beth R~ayburn, and many
nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles '
and family. Seven grandch~il-


dren: Jason Ward (Corey),
Adam War~d (Athena), Todd
Daniel Yar-brough, Kimberly
Miner (Steven), Jacklyn War~d, '
Richard F. Br yant III, and
Connor A. Br-yant. Ten great-
grandchildren: Eric, Kacey, .
Mackenzie, Leighton, Amelia,
Jaden, Tyler, Christian, Alysa
and Emily. Five step-graildchil-
dren: Chr~istopher, Collin,
~Alexis, -Rayce, and Gracie.
She was predeceased by her .
mother and father, Thelmon
and T'ommie Marie Rayburn,
and 1 brother, Ken Rayburn.
Her services will be held at
Rier of Praise Worship, 83410
S.Mark Drive North, Yulee,
1 .da3 41. boe i c wili be
bration of her life at. 12. p.m.
Graveside services will be at 3
p.m. and held at Chapel Hills,
850 St. John's .Bluff Road,
Jacksonville, Florida 32225.
Eternity~ Funeral Home of
Nassau, located at Victoria's
Place in Yulee, is in charge of .
arrangements, 261-2700.
Eternity Funeral Home ofhlassau


GARRETT PELICAN
Newus-Leader

SNassau County Comillis-
sioners reached a consensus
Wednesday to spend i-oughly
$250,000 repairing the roof at
the sheriff's .administration
building. The repairs aim to
address concerns with the
secur-ity and protection of evi-
dence at the sheriff's office,


Boatright.
County Manager Ted Selby
told commissioners the
expense is below the amount
they approved in the Capital
Improvements Plan and in the
.budget.
Boatright said two~ months
ago during heavy rains the ceil -
ing at the sheriff's office col-
lapsed. He reminded commis-
sioners of concerns shared by
!he- Stat tt rc. ai ney's Offie and


Judges in reference lto the secu-
rity of the evidence room.
"My sori works over there
and every time they got a call
that-there's iain coming in,
they start rolling out the plas-
tic and pixtting it over allthe
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will be identified a~nd s
tons offered for- corr~e
There is no feei for this
ice. For information se
http://nassau.ifas;ufl.e
rticulture/plantchniics.
or call (904) 879-1019 o
7340.


Florida Coast Caree
Techi, a division of Flor
State College, is offerinr
new workforce certific
pi-ogram in Commerci;
and Culinary Arts to N
County residents.
A one-hour informa
session will be held Jar
6 p.rn. at the Betty P. Cc
Nassau Center irr Build
Room A111
Interested resid ent~
attend and then comply
application, the Test of
Basic Education and th
eral financial aid applic
A high school diploma
required.
Tuition scholarship
Florida residents are a
able from the Betty E (
Scholarship Funld.
The center is locate
76346 William Burgess
Yulee. RSVP to Tina El
at 548-4435.

Bl d. iv
Osprey Village will 1
blood drive on Jan. 30 f
10 a.m.-1 p.m. It takes l
than an hour to make a
tion and you could sav~


Sake of Love gala_
Solid Rock COGBF, 86138
Palm Tree Drive, Yulee, is
:sponsoring its annual "For
the Sake of Inve" gala on
Feb. 17 at the Crown Plaza
Hotel Airport, Main Ballrolom ;
at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is' wel-
cortie to join in the celebra.
tion of love. There will be .
plenty of fun activities and a
delicious meal served. For
information call the churchat
225-5388. '


Gary W. Belson
Associates'Inc. offers gun
courses at the Rarige &
Educational Training Center
in Nassau County. A
Concealed Weapon License
Course will be offered and
Jan. 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
gbelson~bellsouth.net. Visit
www TheBelson Group.com.


On Jan 23 Becky Jordi,
Nassau County Horticulture -
Extension agent, will conduct
a Plant Clinic from 10 a~m.-2
p.m. at the Yulee Extension
Office (A1A and Pages Dairy
Road). All county residents
are invited to bring plant sam-
ples showing problems in
their landscapes. Problems


stirrounding this topic. This
non-denominational group is
open to all. A new group is
forming and will start on
Wednesdayr, Feb; 8 at 6.15
p.m. at Amelia Baptist
Church. There is also a din-
ner each Wednesday at 5:30
p.m.; all are welcome,'but
please RSVP attendance lto
the church office, 261-9527.

Stroke support
The Nassau County
Stroke Support Group wiill
meet Feb. 9 at 12:30 p.m. at
Savannah Grand, 1900 Amnelia
Trace Court, Fernandina
Beach.' Guest speaker will be
Dr. Fowler-Browning. For
information call 321-0898 or
321-2355.

B aig COUTSe
The United Coast Guard
Auxiliary, Amelia Island,
Flotilla 14-1 will offer an
"About Boatilig Safely"
course Feb. 18 with registra-
tion at 7:30 a~m. and classes
at a~m. at the Amelia Island
Lighthouse Cottage on
O'Hagan lane, between 215
and 217 Lighthouse Circle.
Bring lunch for a short break.
Upon successful completion
participants will receive a
~state of Florida boating safety
giucation ID, good for life.
Course fee is $15. ThB auxil-
iasy is a volunteer organiza-
tion promoting boating safety.
Call Maurice Beal at (904)
735-0322 for information.


The Nassau County
Library Advisory Board will
meet Feb. 21 from 3-5 p.m: at
the Hilliard library, 15821 CR
108. The public is invited. For
information contact the
li-brary at 277-7365.


Kent at 277-4071.

ROtary CIOU so
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach meets
each Wednesday from 11:30
a.in.-1 p.m. at the Flor-ida
House Inn on South Third .
Streetl. Jan. 25 will feature D-.
Eugenia Seidel, director of
the' Nassau County Health
Department, on community
health issues. Call Melanie
Ferreira at 321-5675.
* *
The Rotary Clitb of Amelia
Island Sunrise meets each
Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club on Bill Melton Road.
Contact; President Katey .
Breen at kateybreen~com-
cast.net or visit www.ameliais-
landrotary.com.


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The newly formed Chem Cell Club staged its
first installation of officers at a dinner at the
Woman's Club.
january 18, 1962

Fernandina Beach Police ticketed a railroad
locomotive for blocking an intersection for 14
minutes nine minutes longer than the five
allowed by city ordinance.
january 22, 1987

The Fernandina Beach commission approved
renting the marina dock house to the Amelia
Island Charter Boat Association, rather than put-
ting it out to bid. January 18, 2002


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Kw~ants Club
The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis Club meets the first
three Mondays of each month
at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club on Bill Melton Road.
ThiS is a dinner meeting from
6:30-8 p.m. Contact Don
Lyons at home, 432-8194, or
by cell at (978) 758-0561. .


The Yulee Optimist Club
meets every Tuesday at noon
at Murray's Grille on A1A in
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Filkoff and Comm~iss~ioner -
leffirey! Bunch voted to keep
Ba~ch on the job. Bach gave a
sateme-nt about her role as city

ilust beczause \out think 1
dshould.- Hach saridt to the com~-
missioners.. -I don't take this
personally ... I would make
mulch more m~oney\ in the pri-
vate setor-. bu~t I donI~ exp~c~t to
be treated like a slave.
~The citizens spoke and put
yo~u in platce,- Bach said. ~but
thley didf not sp~eak aboutr me or
the city manager. ... I will con-
tinue to do the best job I can,
but make no mistake. We are
not elected officials ... I am not
the Secr-etary of Defense. I am
appointed at the klocl level. ('m
not here) to forward the local
agenda. I don t care what your
opinion is ... Inm only here to-
guide you. I don't make deci-
sions, I issue opiniolis. Let's
move forward positively.
"Iwould like to savthe com-
mission has spoken," Corbett
said at the end of the meeting.
"I will work with Ms/I. Bach
any way I can to move the city

Poynter said. "'We want every-
one to have a level playing field
... they should not be the same."
Mayor Arlene Filkoff sug-
gested commissioners use the
Inter-national City/County
Management Association to
find a permanent city manager,
She noted local ICMA r-ep~e-
sentative Paul Sharon could be
brought in to "walk us thr~ough
the process o~f what to do in
finding a (permanent) city man-
ager."
Poynter'suggested ICMA
could help the city "'drill down
what we want- ill an RFiP (for

"I ike oi otse (of the
city), but on the other hand we
know what we're looking for,"
said Vice Mayor Jeffrey Bunch.


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forwar-d."
-"Yes. we do need to move
forwardd" Pelican said. ~I wish
some of the poisonous com-
ments had not been made."
Neither Corbetr nor Pelican
publicly stated why Bach's con-
tract should be ter-minated. But
some of her- legal advice,
regarding a long-running city
lawsuit with its fixedl-based oper-
ator at the airport among oth-
ersj has been1 crliticize'd. Baic~h
also provided legal justification
for the hanging of a banner over-
Eighth Street promoting: the.
candidacies of incumbent com~-
missioners Susan Steger and
Er-ic Childer~s, which was round-
ly criticized as being a possible
abuse of city and state law lim-
Iting city employrees role in elec-
tion campaigns. Corbett and
Pelican ultimately defeated
Steger and Childer-s in the fall
elections.
Bach, who is paid a salary of
$120,804, was hired in August'
2006 as the~city's second fulk-
time attorney. She holds a juris
doctor-ate: from Stetson Ulniver-
sity College of law, where she
gr-aduated with high honors.

"Anyone coming in fr~om the.
outside doesn't know the city'*
"One of the mother things we
have not done is to say what it:
is we believe to be important in!
a city' manager," Filkoff said.'
"Maybe we <\on't know what
we thought we knlew about it"
F~ilkoff also suggestedi that
comm~issioner approval for a
permanent city malnager-
r-equire a super majority vote,
or- 4-1.
In the end, commissioners
voted 3-2 for super-majorityy
approval, with Polican andi
Bunch dissenting. Commis-
sioners also, agreedl 4-1` to not
allow the interim city manager:
to apply for the permanent po~si
tion.w~ith Bunch voting against.
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-You needl to clean up the
messes you made previously
before you start over,
Mac Morriss said he did
not agree with every decision
Czymbor had maide during his
tenure, but asked why
_Commissioners; Sarah Pelican
and Charles Corbett wer-e 'so
intent on getting rid of him ju~t
days after their appointment."
Morriss also noted the city
had hiredi seven city managers
between 1990 and 2005, and
that changing managers so
often "has a negative impact
(on residents) and creates a
difficult work environment for
city employees." He added that
potential candidates for
Czymbor's position would not
want to apply when they see
commissioners "firing employ-
ees for political reasons."
Czymbor said at the end the
meeting his last as citynian-
ager that he would miss the
collabor-ation with the city man-
agement team. He also noted
he was proud of his accom-
plishments, including obtain-
ing $26 million in federal and
state funds for capital improve-
ments, and improvements to
recreational facilities, waste-
water treatment plant, beaches
and Egans Cr~eek Greenway,
as well as hiring management
firms Westree and Billy Casper
Golf ~for the marina and city
golf course.
Czymbor said he was also
pr-oud of the developmentn t and
adoption of the city's latest
comprehensive plan and
Forward Fer~nandina, and the
r-ecent. recognition anlK award
received for the Planning

pl rhas tFlor-id Regi hai
Planriing Commission)."
"I won't miss the weekly
hate mail and letters to the edi-'
tor, and dealing with unr-ea-
sonable and at times irrational
customers. I won't miss the
local media, which is more con-
cerned with tear~jug down the~
community than building it
up," Czy-mbor said.


Czymbor --id! he- would aso
miss making a diffe-rence in
the commun~nity and the oppor-
tunity to le-ad his -dedicated
employees-.
'Ihe roller-coasrter is stop
ping,- Czvmber said, sobbing.
-so gather your belokngings and
exit the canr.
-This is a wonderful com-
munity," said Commissioner
TIim Payvnter at the end of the
meeting. "We want the best for
our community, but dlisagree
-on how we get there."
~Ifm going to miss the city
manager," Poynter said. ~He's
done a great job in a very dif-
ficult situation. You don't know
what he goes through every
day ... especially when you read
in the local rag (about) the one
time you disagree, because
that's all you hear about "
Filkoff in the end said she
felt the need to explain wh?
the discussions of the termi-
nation of employment contracts
wer-e public.
"Someone said (the discus-
sion) should be taken behind
closed doors," Filkoff said, "but
that is illegal under Florida law.
In the private sector (ethployee
termination) is always pr-ivate.
... I hope (in the future) we can
do it in a more professional

W"This is not the community
that the press says it is," Filkoff
went on. "Not just the press,
but socialmedia ... It's easy to
criticize and throw stone~s. Our
problem seems to be that we all
have a different vision of this
city."
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ANGELA DAUGHT`RY
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A number of residents
voiced their support for depart-
ing City Manager Michael
Czymbor at Tuesday's com-
mission meeting, some speak-
ing out about their disappoint-
ment at his forcedl resignation.
Czymbor also made a brief
but emotional statement at the
end of the meeting to a stand-
ing ovation by his supporter -
calling his six-year term as city
manager of Fernandina Beach
a "roller-coaster ride."
Resident Sam lane said at
the meeting he felt let down
by the behavior of com mis-
sioners at last Friday's meet-
ing during which they agreed
to seirer Czymbor's contract
with the city.
"You sat down and had what
you wanted," Lane said to com-
missioners. "But you had to
humiliate the city manager and
show off for your pals. One
thing I know is (yrou should
have terminated him) with
ch~iss. Instead, the behavior I
saw was petty;, mean-spirited
and childlike." Lane added that
he hoped each commissioner
would in the fiuture "act like an
adult."
"I was embarrassed and
ashamed at how the city com-
mission behaved last week,"
resident Linda Cassidy said.
"The mayor let the city com-
mission latigh and smirk... it is
the responsibility of the mayor
to maintain order. ... No
attempt was made by anyone to
help her; they just sat back in
their seats and smirked and
laug city manager and the
city attorney work for the city
commission and they work for
the licople of Fer nandina
Beach," Cassidy said. "The city
conimission did not represent
the people and the city man-
ager took the fall. If you did
the jobs you were elected to
do, we'd still have a city man-
ager."


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DALII amRinue~d #vmN L.-1
her contract would include a
severance~ packages and that she
dId notr inte~nd to re;ign.
Corben rihen made a m~oton
ro termInate Ba~chi sonntract in
30 dia\s and~ Pelic~an seonded

-\WowH. I mean relalh-?- said
Commissioner Tum Poy-neri_. At
some point you're going to actu-
allyv have to govern, and you
don't govern by getting rid of
everyone.- Poynter also sa~id
that when local atorneyi Wesley
Poole was hired by the city for
legal services, his contract was
for $300,000. Bach's original
contract, written in 2007, sets
her salary at $115,000O plus ben-
elits, though the city routinely
does employ outside attorneys
for some legal matters.
"We need someone with the
expertise that Tammi Bach rep-
resents," Poyvnter said. -Every
time a contract comes in, she
renews it ... she works with
every aspect of this community.
It's just, wow, unbelievable."
At the end of the meeting,
after Poynter, Mi~ayor Arlene


MANAGER
Continlued from 1A
the politic's out of it to have
someone come in with no axes
to grind.... We need- the most
qualified person we can get for
the community."
But Commissioner Sarah
P-elican argued that an interim
city manager could come in and
prove to be ideal for the per-
manent job.
City Attorney Tainmi B3ach 1
also noted anyone selected as
interim would have a "distinct
advantage."
"They can show you what
they can do and lobby you,"
Bach said.
"The interim (manager-)
clear~ly has the advantage,"


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week.
Rick Keffer own~s and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge
Chzryslerjee~p in Yulee. He
invtites questions or positive
stories about automobile use
and ow~nershzip.
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Pany- Fentriss, candidate
for 2012' Nassau County
Property Appraiser, has
announced she is withdrawring
fr-om the r-ace andf throwing
her suipport behind M~ike
Hic~kox.
Ftntr~iss said she regr7ets
that conflicting demanlds of
managing a thriving multi-
state property tax consulting
business prevented her from
devoting sufficient time to the*
campaign.
Of the r-emaining candi-
dates and incumbent, she said
she is "convinced Mr. Hickox
is the best qualified and well
suited to meet the needs of
the public."
Democrat Qub
The Democrat Club of
Amelia Island will meet
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the
Amelia Island Museum of
Histor-y. Katie Ross, Northeast
Florida regional director for
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, will be
the speaker.


Bring an appetizer to
share. RSV'P to Jennifer
W\ildes, E225-193, or goky-
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Mike Hickoxr, candidate for
Nassau County Property
Appr-aiser, has planned a
campaign rally for Jan. 26
fr~om 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the
WYoman's Club in Fernandina
Beach.
Ite public is invited to
come out and meet him and
hear m~ore about his cam7-
paign.

EryOcng
Early voting begins
Saturday for the Republican
presidential primary election
in Florida. Hours are 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. through Jan. 28 at
City Hall, 204 Ash St., the
James S. Page Govern-
mental Complex, 96135
Nassau Place, Yulee, and at
the branch libr-aries in
Hilliar-d and Callahan.
Election Day is Saturday,
Jan. 31.


When handling the buy-
ing of a product or service
and the after-sale needs of
that product or service,
expectations differ. Today's
modes of communication
influence how we prefer to
relate as vendors and cus
tomers,
Increasingly, people seem
to want to minimize the per-
sonal contact prior to a sale.
TIhe Internet has enabled
research and marketing to
come to whatever linked
device is in our hand or at
our home or office. While the
instant convenience has its
appeal, a lot can be lost com-
pared to a hands-on, in-per-
son experience. I know I am
showing my age (56) by sug-
gesting the potential disad-
vantage of off-location shop-
ping. The product dictates
the discussion. A printer car-
tridge and a Porsche are two
different animals. If you taste
it, smell it, hear it or feel it,
then in person is an advan-
tage.
Merchants of products


and servic-
es today
have to be
sharper
than ever
to make it
in 2012
,- because
customer
service
EEFFERI'S e-xpecta-
CORtNER tions vary
more than
ever. How
RickKeffer many 12-
Syear-olds
understand the concept of a
live telephone operator? Not
many. Utilities were among
the first to get away with
requiring multiple recorded
prompts in an attempt to talk
to a human.
Now, it is commonplace to
have computers that have
voice recognition and talk
back to us. This and other
non-personal interactions
with businesses are creating
a self-service world. Kiosks
* don't earn overtime or have
behavioral issues. Nor do


they have personaties,
Thank goodness there
exist industries where a per-
son is needed to makr thiings
happen. Real estarte and vehi-
cles are; the two big-ricket
examples, but plenty of oth-
ers exist. Trades like
plumbers and electricians
are two service providers
that are critical in our
lives.
So what do consumers
expect in 2012? Most of what
they did in 1952. A company
representative that listens,
cares and is qualified and
capable of performing.
It seems in the age of fast
information, a fast turn-
around is more expected.
That' OKas long as fast does-
n't compromise the result
Int the salesperson or serv-
ice person know what your
expectations are. Do you
want it fastest, easiest, cheap
est, highest quality or some
hybrid of ways.
Good company represen-
tatives will react to what you
want, but only if you tell


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T'his wlas written by Garrett
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agencies. Arrest indicates suspi-
dion ozfa crime, not guilt.
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arrested late Monday on
weapons charges while they
werc hunting squirrels, accord-
ing to a police report.
Police stopped the men
while they were traveling on
South Eighth Street for lacking
rear lights on their bicycles,
according to the report. Both
men had bb guns in their pock-
ets,- prompting officers to
believe they were actual
firearms, police said. Police said
the guns were par tially loaded
and one had its safety off,
The men reportedly told
police they were homeless and
using the guns to shoot squir-
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Yulee. Jan. 12', Nassau
capias. diriving~ while license
permanently revoked bond
$2,502.
WLola Lynette W~ick, 27.
Jacks~onville, Jan. 11, violation of
probation robbery, criminal
mischief.
SDonna K~aye Lane, 52,
96144 Ridgewood Dr1ivei. Jan.
11. introduction of contr-aband
into a detention facility, pos-
session of a contrlolle sub-
stance without a prescription.
driving under- the influence and
leaving the scene of an accident
with property damage.
SSavannah Kiay Stith, 22,
86077 Jean Road, Yulee, Jan.
10,1lewd or lascivious battery.
MCarlos Terrell 'Thomas.
31, 10112 Callie Court, Jan. 10,
Nassau County war-rant, pros-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell.
MDemott Leon Rauls, 3'7,
630 Vernon St., Jan. 10, Nassau
capias feder-al warrant.
SPamela Denise Pace, 22,
76039 Har-per- Chapel Way,
Yulee, Jan. 9, Nassau Counlty
warrant, violation of probation
- uttering.
SAndrea Paula BrIooks, 21,
2358 Batey Lane, Bryceville.
Jan. 9, Nassau County war-rant,
violation of problation utter~ing
forged bills.
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them to comaxiund h~imu to show
his hands. Deputies said he
refused.
Deputies said they! resrain-
ed the student s~ hand and told
him to put both hands on the
hood of their cruiser he com
plied.
Deputies uncovered a
makeshift pipeD with residue
inside that had the odor of
burnt marijuana, they~ said.
According to the report, the
residue tested negarive for mrar-
ijuana. The student allegedly
told deputies that he used to
pipe to smoke sy'nthetric mari-
juana, such as K-3.
The student was charged
with resisting a law enforce-
ment officer without violence, a
misdemeanor.

Fedloyarr t
SCory Joshua Idvingstone,
21, 1714 Ruskin Lane, Jan. 17,
Nassau County warrant, viola-
tion of probation possession
of marijuana with intent to sell,
obstructing justice, possession
of marijuana less than 20
grams.
MApril Sharissa Willmeno,
28, Jacksonville, Jan. 16, bat-
tery on person older than 65
years of age, battery, trespass
after warning. -
aThomas Edward Stone,
18, 86498 Yulee Hills Road,


Y~ulee. Jan. 16. Nassau County
warranty, v-iolation of probation
- grand thenr auto, burglary.
W Kenneth M~ichael
MicCook, 39, 65028S Lagoon
Forrest Drive, Yiulee. Jan. 15.
violation of Brady; Bill injunc-
tion possession of a firearm.
W Kyreet Rene Jackson, 30,
M~ary~land, Jan. 13. Nassau
Caplas, robbery with a deadly
weapon bond $2~5,002, agga-
vated battery bond $10,002.
STerry Eason Gaskill, 30,
96735j Blackrock Road, Y'ulee.
Jan. 12. Duval County warr-ant,
grand theft bond $5,003. vio-
lation of probation reckless
driving bond $3,503.
WChad Jacob Potter, 21,
Jacksonville, Jan. 12, Nassau
County warrant, violation of
probation -felony domestic bat-
tery by strangulation.
MRyan Christropher
Nowlin, 37, 407 13th St.
Terrace, Jan. 12, Nassau
County warrant, violation of
probation uttering forged bills
(4 counts), violation of proba-
tion uttering forged bills (6
counts),violation of probation -
possession of cocaine.
SGregorly Blackshear, 55,
Jacksonville, Jan. 12, driving
with license suspended habit-
ual tritffic offender.
-aRichard Wayne Deloach,
55, 85359 Wilson Neck Road,


Jasion WYiley King..:, 33, wre
charged w~ith carr ying con-
cealed weapons, a misde-
meanor


A Mlaryland man wras arrest-
ed about 2 a.m. Mlonday after
starting a fight at the Palace
Saloon, according to a police
report t. Officers responding
found the man fighting with bar
employees in the middle of
Centre Street, a scuffle they
said began with his refusal to
pay his tab.
Employees: told police they
asked the man to pay his tab, at
which point he refused and
became irate. WVitne~sses said
the bar tender removed the
man's beer from the bar.
Witnesses told police that
in retaliation, the man alleged-
ly reached over the bar to grab
his beer- and, in the process,
smashed the business's com-
puter monitor valued at
$2,500, according to the report
- with a closed fist.
Bar security removed. the
man from the bar, but he alleg-
edly continued to try and force
his way back inside, police said.
Witnesses alleged the man
tried to flee the scene when he
heard police officers arriving,
according to the report.
_Police said the man had a
small cut on his right hand and
shards of glass on his jacket
sleeve consistent with the shat-
te ring of glass. The man
refused medical attention and
declined to speak with investi-


gators.
Edwin Jackson Tnomas~, 24.
of Maryland is charged with
felony criminal mischief and
disordIerly intoxication.

Airport robbed
An unknow-n person broke
into the Fernandina Beach
Airport between Saurnday night
and Sunday morning and stole
a television from the pilot's
lounge, according to a police
report.
Airport employees told po-
lice the individual gained entry
to the facility through unk~nowsn
means and took only the tele-
vision a 32-inch Sanyo LCD
valued at more than $300.
Several individuals have access
to the pilot area from which the
television was stolen, police
said.

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arrested about 8:30 p.m. Jan.
11 after authorities spotted him
walking in traffic, according to
a deputy's report
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was walking in the middle of
the southbound lane of Pine
Street in Hilliard. He was wear-
ing dark clothing,j obstructing
the roadway and creating a sit-
nation hazardous to himself and
traffic, deputies said.
According to the report,
Deputies told the student to
leave the roadway. The student
allegedly put his right hand
behind his back, prompting


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OPINION


sion will cost us more money
while we pay for Mr. Czymbor
and hire another city manag-
er. In all of your past meetings
that you atte~ndedl and public
records requests, perhaps you
should have paid attention to
the contract, Charlie and
Sarah!
Really, this is who we
thought was a better choice
to represent the people? And
to Jeffrey Bunch I'm still
waiting for- a returned phone
call. Is this how you deal with
your constituents? Really?
I am sad to see Mr.
Czymbor leave our city. He
has managed to keep things
moving in a positive direction
during a horrible economy.
He has been fair and consid-
erate towards our citizens.
He's made decisions based
on business (and what the city
commission recommends)
rather than the good ole'
boy network. He will be
missed.
Robin Isntz
Fernandina Beach


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representatives of the mer-
chants' association to get a
feel if they liked the change to
the ground-lighting. I have
also asked many around town
what their thoughts were on
the new lighting. It isn't rock-
et science to figure out the
answer. I did some further
checking and found out that
there is a proposal to have the
merchants or private citizens
"buy a tree."
Simply put, it would.be a
plan where a shop owner or
you or I could pay to have the
LED (energy-saving lights)
Sput up and the city would foot
the electric bid .
The city estimates this
would cost approximately
$700 per tree. I am going to
guess that approximately 12
trees had their lights
removed. This would be a
total of approximately $8,400
needed to replace the tree
lighting and give the down-
town area the charm it once
-had. Seems like a bargain to
me.
If the: shop owners want to
do this or should enough
folks come forward and fund
this irid~rder to give the down-
town area back what many
thought was at the center of
its charm at night, I would
thank them. Do I think they
are going to jump and shell
out the money to put back
what the city took down?
Again, not rocket science.
Th~e other side of the coin .
is simple. Why is everyone,
myself included, complaining
about something after the
fact? Why are we taking an
interest after this was brought
up at many town meetings,
talked about and voted on?
How many called and voiced
their opinion to the commis-
sion during the discussion
phase and prior to thel voting?


Arlene Filkoffs and
Commissioner Tim
Poynter's tow~n meetings
this month. I would like to
thank them for taking the
time to hold these meetings
and encourage all commis-
sioners to do the same. The
meetings were not only educi-
tional, but also a good way to
hear both the official's point of
view as well as those who took
the time to attend.
My reason for attending
was twofold: First, as I am
sure many would agree, we
need better communication
between the city and us, the
taxpayers. The stock answer
has always been it's on the
website and on the city TV
channel. I don't think many .
average citizens go home at
night and pull up the website
to find out the news of the
city, nor do many choose the
city channel over Dancing
With the Stars. Most at least
are doing what you are doing
right now reading the paper.
As misquoted as many say it
is, it is still a big source of
information. W~e also hear
what is going on from a
friend, who heard it from a
friend who heard it from their
cousin while getting their
haircut not too accurate
It was very encouraging to
hear that Mayor Filkoff has -
been offered a~monthly col-
umn to be printedl here to
help inform us about what is
going on within our city. This
would be a giant step in clos-
ing the communications gap.
My second reason for
attending was to gather infor-,
mation as to the plans of the
city with respect to replacing
what many feel was the
essence of downtown at night,
the tree lights. I spoke to
some business owners and to


neE COrmiSSION wOS trying CO SOUSe
money, andlfeel they were doing
whaG the [/200h Alwould be a good
SOlutioR CO uOTious problems:


I know I didn't. In part, we
can blame it on poor city com-
munication, however, that
would be too easy. W~e, myself
on the top of the list, have a
responsibility to go to the
meetings, find out what is
going on and act on it Would
it be fair to say that the 12,000
reading this will go to the
next meeting? Once again,
rocket science isn't needed to
answer that. It is, however, a
two-sided coin; the city needs
somehow to communicate
better and we need to get
more involved.
The question that still
remains is also a two-sided
coin. First, what can we do to
get the lights back and sec-
ond, what can the city do to
improve communications? If
enough merchants and tax-
payers buy the lights, the
problem is solved. If not, I
would hope the city would put
them back.
The commission was try-
ing to save money, andI feel
.they were doing what they
thought would be a good solu-
tion to various problems con-
cerning the maintenance,
safety and cost of the old
lights. It didn't work as well
as planned. Remember -they
didn't do this behind our .
backs, it was out front at
many meetings. I don't think
those who attended those
meetings or the commission
itself had any idea the impact
it would have on downtown -
and how strongly most would
feel about its effect. The light-


ing contractor set up a
demonstration prior to the
voting to show them what it
would look like and the public
was invited. Did you knlow
about it? I know I didn't.
Could it have been communi-
cated better? Could I have
taken more interest in learn-
ing about it?IThe answer to
both is yes.
After an election where it
seems fair to say two officials
were voted out of office not
due to their individual per-
formance, but rather due to
the frustration the voters had
with the commission as a
whole, the replacing of tree
lighting would be a much
needed and rather inexpen-
sive olive branch between the
city commission and the pub-
lic.
I would also hope that an
email list could be established
so that the city could email us
monthly and inform us of the
items to be discussed at the~
next meeting. This would be
the most effective and effi-
cient way to let us kcnow what
is going on. As I said, not
many of us go to the web
page or the TVr channel, but
most of us open our email.
This would be very beneficial
for those who live here part-
time but still want to keep
active in the community.
Isstly I would hope that
we all take the time and the
effort to find out what is going
on and get involved and let
the commissioners know how
we feel.


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I did not vote for either
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Corbett because they
appeared unqualified for the
job of city commissioner. This
hunch was confirmed last
week as I spoke to both of
them personally regarding
City Manager Mike Czymbor.
Mr. Corbett was rude and
not open to listening to my
opinion on the phone and
unwilling to share his opinion
about where he stood with Mr.
Czymbor. *
Mrs. Pelican said she was
not at liber ty to discuss
Czymbor's job but that she
went door-to-door during her
campaign, and that's what the
people said. Iassured her that
she did not knock on my door
or on the doors of other pe>
ple I know.
I encouraged both of them
to take some time at their new
position and learn more of the
ins and outs before making
such a drastic decision. Being
on the job for less than 30 days
makes you a novice, not an


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of the legislature were greeted by Tea Party activists from throughout North Florida to discuss
state spending and greater transparency.


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Fod I00
I am so sorry to hear that Food Lion is
closing its store in Fernandina. It has been a
great place to shop, and the employees are
some of the finest folks I've ever met. ,
Thanks for always being so helpful, and
best of luck to you all.
Madena Chandler
Fernandina Beach

Food D~on donationS
We wish to thank Food ILon for their dona-
tions over the past three and a half years to the
Interfaith Dinner Network (IDN).
Their providing of baked goods and other
items have helped the several churches that
participate in the IDNj through the Salvation
Army's Hope House keep their.costs down
and thereby provide more meals for our area's
hungry and homeless. Their support has been
outstanding and we are very sorry that they
will be leaving. We wish all-the employees
well and hope that th-eyfind suitable einploy-
ment soon. ,
Jan and Jan; Smith

1 Poisinidatvbh tn

Thanks to David N. Scott for his lovely let-
ter lauding the attractions' of Fernandina
Beach ("If I were somewhere else, I'd come
here," Jan. -11). The letter's positive tone was
Sairefreshing.change from the negative -some.
times downright vituperative tone of some
letters recently published. ,.
Myi husband and I chose Fednandina
Beach for our retirement home precisely
because of the amenities Mr. Scott cited. I
don't know of a city of comparable size with so
miaiy good restaurants, two independent ~
bookstores, two little theater groups, a book
festival, afilm festival, a chamber music festival
and an art-filled Shr~imp Festival. Three cheers
for our culture-friendly, history-friendly, art-
friendly, p~edestrian-friendly,, bicycle-frieirdly .
and dog-friendly city.
Anne Oman
Fernandina Beach


Qlarm~gOne
The magic and charm is gone from Centre
Street. Please bring back our "twinkle lights."
Thank you. ..
Angie Thompson
Feirnandina Beach

RC O l
All of yrou people who are flapping your
gums about how afraid you are of Sharia Law
(Islamic Code of Conduct) being practiced
by Muslims in our country, please take note:
Why can't I purchase a bottle of wine in
Nassau County on Sund'ay unless it is after 2 .
p.m.? I believe the Christian law says I can't
If it's against your religion or code of conduct
to make the purchase, then don't. But why
does your religion-or code of conduct forbid
me to make the purchase if it is not against my
religioil to do so? The po't calling the kettle
black, I see.
~Deborah Blair
Callahan



Two steps forward and two steps back!
Agostino Buttinelli
Fernandina Beach



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FmaY.JAN]L'ARY 20. 2012 OPI~ll01News-Leader


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Florida's 114th legislative ses-
sion began Tuesday morning,
Jan. 10. While we normally con-
vene during the months of March
and April, this year we are
required to begin in January so
that we can accomplish the task o
redistricting as required under
the constitution following the
2010 census.
A great deal of work has
already been done on redistrict-
ing. As a member of the
Redistricting Committee we have
held numerous public hearings
and taken citizen input in crafting
the proposed plan~s. In December,
the subcommittees were present-
ed five legislative house maps and
seven congressional maps. The
subcommittees met this first
week and have narrowed it down
-to three house and three congres-
sional maps, choosing~the maps
that have the greatest compliance
with the "fair district" amend-
ments adopted by voters in 2010.
The full redistricting commit-
tee is scheduled to meet for seven
hours today to continue the work
on redistricting. During this time
we will have a presentation on
each of the maps-and have any
opportunity for public input.
I would encourage you to send
your comments to the committee
staff so this input can be consid-
ered. I cannot understate how
important your input is in crafting
these maps.
These maps will
affect inany citi-
zens and their
= & interests.
7- Our first ,
uleek, Tuesday
morning began
at 8 a.m. with the
Tea Party. -
STATE Network Coffee
~EPReception. It was
great to meet
** people fom.all
lanetAdkins across Flor~ida
fho care about
our state government and invest
the time to make a difference.
The Tea Party Network represen-
tatives are always very polite and
appreciate th~e work of lawmakers
while detailing their views on how
to reduce spending and the size of
state government. .
At 9:30 it was time to be on the
House floor. The best thing about
Opening Day of Session is the
flowers on the members' desks in
the chamber. There is just some-
thinkg about entering the chamber
and being gree~tcd writh the aroma
Bf flowers T hi n mt;orid a was
cohiie'd by lear Plunce Dc. Leaq, an
Palm :Sunda)- in 1513 and the
name mea ns "feast of 11oi-lers.
Speaker Dean Cannon's open-
ing remarks talsked the House
Education committees to engage
'.our university presidents and the
members of the Board of .
Governors in a dialogue about the
future of our university system.
His complete remarks can be~ ~
reviewed at wwwomyflorida- :
house.gov/Section~s/HouseNews
/pr-eview.aspx?PressReleaseld=46
7. I believe that Speaker Cannon
is a gifted leader who understands
how to undertake large goals that
will have far reaching effects; this
is the work that you should -
.expect from your policy makers.
Gov. Rick Scott also focused on
higher education reform in his .
State of the State address to the
House and Senate. This is espe-
Scially exciting because I serve on
both the Higher Education
Appropriations Subcommittee and
the Education Committee. While
it will. require additional time at
the Capitol, we are working to
create a more efficient university
system that will help lead the
nation and the world. in research,
new innovations and creating
quality graduates that will attract
new industries and grow~th.
The afternoon was filled with
meetings, pr-imarily with those
concerned about funding issues.
By late afternoon, the Florida
Sunshine Cake from Old Souh
Yankee here in Fernandina Beach
was completely eaten. This is a
tradition that we began several -
years ago and it' is always well :
received by our visitors on open-
ing day. Our Majority Lteader
Carlos Lopez-Cantera stopped in,
along with a host of others, to
sample this truly Southern treat.
The evening came quickly and -
it was time to attend the
- Republican Conference Dinner.
Congressman Daniel Webster, a
former Florida House Speaker,


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spoke to the members about his
time in the state legislature and
the importance of using principle
a~nd not power in your decision-
making. He made the point that
Just because you have the power
to do something, doesn't mean
fiou should do it. We should
always stay true to our principles.
He also reminded us not to forget
to care about people. I could not
Agree more.
W.Wednesday morning began at
8 a.m. with the Higher Education
Appropriations Subcommittee .
meeting. The governor's recom-
mended budget was presented,
along with a report on library con-
solidation. Members also gave .
:reports on their site visits to the
various colleges and universities.
I had visited Florida State College
during Decdmber and was gladl to
report on the~ very good work that
Sis done there.
Wednesday afternoon wvas con-
sumed with more meetings focus-
ing on education funding, school
counselors, space and technology.
It was great to see Jody Mackle
from Take Stock in Childrer, I
What a terrific program in pur
community' that really changes ~
lives.
Thuirsday; morning started:.
w.rith an 8 a.m PreK~c-12
AIppr-opriations Subcommittee
p -irtlngting. The- gover norr'j stal'ipre-
sented hlis recommended educa-
tlon budget There has been a lot
of talk about the governor's pro-
posarl to increase education fund- .
ing by 81 billion.
11 is important to understand
~that these dollars are required to
keep education funding at current
levels. Instyear's budget con
tained $224 million of non-recur-
:ring funds. These are dollars that
do not recur in tbe budget We
anticipate a'n increase of 3 1.504
full-time-equivalent enrollees
this year that~ must be funded; this
will cost around $230 million,
.Beca~use nuch of education fitnd-
inig is generated by local ad val-
.orem taxes and we continue to
have declining property values,
we anticipate a loss of approxi-
mately $240 million in school tax
revenues. Not since 2005-6 have
we seen sudh an increase in
enrollment.
The Education Committee on
Thursday aifternooil was really
interesting. We had a presentation
by the Southern Regional
Education Board, which high-
lighted where Florida is com-
pared to the rest of the United
States in the area of higher educa-
tion. It was interesting to note that
59 percent of recent Florida high
school graduates go to college,
versus the national average of 64
percent. Mississippi hasthe high-
est college rate of 77 percent
We also enjoyed a presentation
by the Office of Program Policy
Analysis and Government
Accountability (OPPAGA). OPPA-
SGA is the legislature's research
Sand analysis arm. They reported
that the University of Florida is
Sour only state university that has
been invited to be a member of
the Association of American
Universities (ACAU). There are 61
total public and private research
universities that are currently
members of the prestigious AAU.
The University of Florida


We OTS woTkiCg CO create a more efficient
university system that will attract
n80 industries and growth.


awarded 841 doctorates, com-
pared to the number-one-ranked
University of California, Berkeley,
which awarded 869 doctorate
Degrees. When compat-ing the
average SAT and ACT score, UF
ranked number 13 with an aver-
age of 1270.
The Ce~nter for Measuring .
University Performance publishes
an annual report, The Top
American Research Universities
(FARiU), which provides informa-
tion for measuring research uni-
versity performance. Institutions
with a certain level of federal .
research expenditures and thait
fall within the top 25 on at least
one of the nine measures fall into
the center's definition oqf the top
research~ universities. The .
University of Florida ranks within
the top 25 nationally among ptiblic
institutions on all nine measures.
Florida State University and the
UnWiiverisity of South Florida both
have five measures that fall within
..the top: 26-50 nationally and four
mbeaasures that rank irlthe top'5P i
Sto 100.i! pacn
The University of Centra1
Florida served the most stridents
Sin the yein- 2010-11. serving
47;,679 undergraduate and 8,427
graduate students Newi College '
of Florida served the least, with
801 undergraduate students,
,Friday: morning the Education
SCommirtte continued its work
and enjoyed the company of Dr. J.
Bernard:Machen, pt~sident of the
Univer-sity of Florida and Dr. Eric
;Barron, president of Florida State
University. .
Dr. "Bernie" Machen talked
about the need to better align
high school advanced placement.
and dual enrollment classes with :
university degree requirements.
Both university presidents talked
about the growing trend to take


longer to finish a 4-year degree
and the impact that trend is hav-
ing on freshman admissions.
Floi'ida State: University has over
30,000 freshman applicants, yet
only has room to accept roughly
6,100 of them.
Eighty-nine percent of under-
graduate students at F;SU ar~e
Florida residents; 90 percent of
undergraduate students at UF al-e
Florida residents: Both inst-itu-
tions cost around $18,000 to
$19,000 annually. Approximately
$6,000 of this is tuition, fees and
books; the majority of the cost is
related to living expenses.Bkou
can view the presentations made
bpy Dr. Machen and Dr. Barron at
www.myfloridahouse~gov.
As we look to the future and
begin the work of.ciafting a strate-
gic approach to the operation of
'Our timiversities and.colleges, I
believe Floridians will be well
served by greater alignment of
these important resources with
the 'needs iof our econo my. I
agree w;ith Go\- Scots 5 rentarks in
his State of the State -addr~ess:
"We need to ensure that in the
future, job creators from around
Sthe world will have to laook to
.1Florida to 11nd the tale-nr~te and
educatedtd workfiorce; they\ wiill
need to compete inl tlie.2lst
.-century. "
Yo~ur inliut and vision:for
Florida always guides my work
;-and it isatiticat that: citizens com-
::municate:vith your elected repre-
sentatives at all levels of gover n-
ment. It is with yotir guidance and
support that we strengthen ourl
government isnd create more effi-
clexit solutiozis to ch~allepges,we
face.
Thank yoti~ for the great honor
Sof serving yoti in the Florida.
House of Representatives.
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Young Douglas Adkins enjoys the view from his mother's seat at
the Florida Ingislature after opening day ceremonies last week
in Tallahassee.


and shopping for one or more of
the 250 low-income seniors in our
SAngel Tree Program. Thank you
.for volunteering inside our walls:
manning the phones, checking in
gifts and lending a hand to keep
business running as usual, amidst
the increased frenzy of the season.
We could not have done any of it
without you-
The gifts of your time,talent and
treasure will enable us to continue
helping our neighbors in need right
here in Nassau County throughout
the year! May the Lord bless each


of you in 2012 as you continue to
demonstrate His love to others day
after day! .
Mary Moore, Manager
Salvation A~rmy Hope
House

Cm CufS
in Scho
The volunteers and staff of
Communities in Schools of Nassau
County would like to express our
thanks and pride for the teachers,
staff and parents who contributed to


the improved performance of our
school students during the past
year.
We appreciate the opportunity
we have to partner with our educa-
tors to educate and encourage our
communities' young men and
women. And we believe that if we
can continue to energize our com-
munity. Nassau County can become
the most successful school district
in the~ state by any reasonable meas-
ure.
V. James Facciolo
Communities in Schools


Hope House
'I' every single 'large-hearted
and enthusiastic person, business,
clSob and church wvho made this past
Christmas season such a huge suc-
cess at The Salvation Army Hope
House, we say thank you! 'llank
you for ringing the Christmas bells.
Thank you for putting that coin, bill
or check into the kettle. Every con-
tribution large and small mattered
more than you know!
We raised over $34,000, Praise
the Imrd! Thank you for adopting


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and legacy ol
matter'the color of our skin, it's the character
of our hearts.- Everyone is invited to worship
with him.
Niassau County Christian Isadership
Conference presented the 25th annual Dr
Martin hither King Commemorative Service
on Sunday evening at New Zion Baptist
Church. President the Rev. Dr. James A.
Ar~thur was the speaker. The Rev. John
Coverdell presided. The Rev. Jeremiah
Robinson, New Zion pastor, gave the welcome
and occasion, greetings came from the Rev.
Wendell Webster, pastor of M~acedomia A.M.E.
Church, and Bishop Jimmy Campbell, pastor of
Elm Street Church of God. Praise and WVorship
Service came from First Missionary Baptist
Church mass choir. The Rev. Wardell Avant
introduced the messenger. A selection came
from Evangelist Sonja Blunt Many other pase
tors and preachers were in the service along
with congregations from other churches.
SThe theme, "The Dream, The Vision, The
Unity" started with the NAACP Youth and
College chapter who sponsored the parade,


Dr. King
with Elder Romel Green, parade coordinator
who did a marvelous job putting this year's
parade together. Top of the line. llanks,
Romel. Hope to see you again next year. More
than 50 participants. In the young people's lan-
guage, it was off the chain. Our grand parade
marshals were the Rev. Jeffery Overton, senior
pastor of First Baptist Church, Fernandina
Beach and the Rev. Jonathon Marck, co-pastor
of Ihe Journey Church, Fernandina Beach.
IThanks to everyone who came out to make
this parade a success. To the committee, the
churches, community organizations,
Fernandina Beach Marching Band, First Coast
High School Sounds of Distinction Marching
Band, community leaders, Mayor Arlene
Filkioff of the city of Fernandina Beach, Buffalo
Soldiers, Florida Community Prevention
Center and the Community Campaign
Candidates. So many to thank. I'mn grateful that
I could serve God's people with a smile.
Thanks to American Youth for your part. W4
will never forget. These words of thanks come
from Romel Green, parade coordinator.


memorative breakfast wIith
Arva Butler, chairpersn:
Retired Command M~astr
SChief, UT.S. NavyJames H.
Mullenn serving as emcee;
Justin Gilyard from our youth
department gave wvordsof
inspiration following the
theme The Dream, The
Vision, and The Unity a tal-
NOW AND ented speaker and a job well
THEN done. Another young person,
-...- Cameron Jones sang a solo,
"Falling In love With Jesus."
Maybelle The guest speaker, Senior
Kirkland Pastor the Rev.Jeffery
Overton, First Baptist
Church, Fernandina Beach,
talked about the man, Dr. King, The Dream,
The Vision, The Unity to a large mixed audi-
ence a very good speaker with a very good
speech, with a lot to give in his speech about
the theme. Just as Dr. King said,"If we're not
connected to Jesus, we're lost and it does not


Tecelebration began in January 1981
mn Fernandina Beach when a group of
100) black citizens honored Dr. Martin
heather King Jr. with a 20-car motor.
cade
Another weekend of celebration, celebrate.
ing the life of a man who had a dream, a vision
and unity for all God's children.
Service began Friday night at First
Missionary Baptist Church with the Nassau
County NAACP youth and college chapter with
chairperson Wendall Mccahee, who went the
extra mile trying to get our young people to
come out 'hie only youth group to come was
rooted in Christ with Tasha Harris. They did a
marvelous performance of praise dancing,
where the smallest one in the group was the
hit of the crowd. Wendall says thanks to every-
one for coming oirt, he just wants more youth
to get involved and be part of the unity of our
community.
On Saturday morning at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church in Burns Hall the NAACP
Nassau County Branch sponsored the com-


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Florida's Arbor Day has
arrived, and the best way to
observe the holiday is by
planting trees. Arbor Day in
Florida is celebrated today.
While National Arbor Day is
held on the last Friday in
April, several states, includ-
ing Florida, observe the holi-
day at a time best suited for
tree planting.
It is important to plant the
right tree in the right place
and, as trees serve many pur-
poses, to determine which
functions are most impor-
tant. The main functions are:
Shade: Trees are an
excellent source for cooling
because they both block the
rays of the sun and add water
to the air through transpira-
tion.~Plant where the biggest
shadow is desired during the
hottest time of the year.
Beauty: Trees add color
and can enhance any home.
Windbreak: These are
most effective when planting
trees in a dense, step-like
arrangement of both conifers
and deciduous trees.
Boundaries: Trees can
help delineate property lines.
Once a tree's function is
j determined. the ntxt~slep.14
f' finding the best place to : i
plant it. Consider:


Short flowering trees are
Ideally planted under power
lines. These trees will not
clash with the lines and will
add color and beauty to a
yard. Some examples are
redbuds, dogwloods and
crabapples.
Imrge deciduous trees are
best used to shade a home
and yard. These trees should
be planted on the southeast,
southwest and west side of
the home to provide cooling
shade in the summer and
won't obstruct the low winter
sun. Examples are maples,
oaks, spruce and many pine
species,
~To slow strong winter
winds, many ~use evergreen
trees, but large deciduous
trees wiork well, too.
'Windbreaks should be plant-
ed on the' north side of the
Some, a faii- distance from
the nearest structure.
Spruce, firs and pine trees
make fine windbreaks.
Before planting, i-esearch
which trees grow best in
Florida with the Hardiness
Zone Map at arborday.org/
treeinfo. -
Once a tree is planted,

ized tree, six steps must be


followed:
*Call before digging.
. Call the 811 hotline to locate
underground utilities.
Handle the tree with
care. Always lift it up by its
root ball and keep its roots
moist until you plant it. '
Dig the proper hole.
Dig 2-5 times wider than the
diameter of the root ball with
sloping sides. .
'Dig to the proper depth,
The trunk flare of the tr~ee
should sit slightly above
ground level.
Back fill the hole with
native soil. That is, unless
the soil is all clay. Tamp soil
gently to fill large air spaces.
Mulch the new tree.
Add 2-3 inches of mulch
around the planting area, but
keep it 1-2 inches away from
the trunk. Planting instruc-
tions can be found at arbor-
day.org/trees/tips/treePlanti
ng.cfm.
Americans have been
planting trees on Arbor Day
Since 1872, when civic leader
and agriculturist J. Sterling
Morton urged Nebraskans t~o
S"set aside one day to plant
trees." By 1920, more than
4i5 states and U S territories
iinnually- c~ele brated Arb ol,
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Feb. 4, 9 a~m. to noon, at the
Island Art Association, 18 N.
Second St. learn the funda-
mentals of digital photogra-
phy, how to use the controls .
and features to get better pic-
tures and basic image editing
using a free downloadable
program.
ClCas size islimie i o1
FiberArtCelebration
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 from 5-8 p.m., Feb.
12 from 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."
V~:iintage quilts and
McCray's new fiber art will be
shown, demonstrating the
craft's evolution.


PomG ~t
Tine Kirkland Graham will
do children'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. 21 and 28 at Eileen's
Art and Antiques, 702 Centre
St. Contact the gallery at 277-
2717. Visit tinegraham.com.
Island Art classeS

eve'i:::"theI':!"slad A
Association Education Center,
18 N. Second St., include:
*Free children's art class-
es 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 lim-
ited. IAA membership not
required.


*Thursday Morning .
Painters, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,
contact Gretchen Williams,
491-3~171 or gretchwi@com-
cast.net. .
*Thursday Afternoon
Painters, 1-5 p.m., contact
Jean Riley, 261-5471 or
rileystardust~bellsouth.net.
SFor a complete schedule
or to rent the Education
Canter iit iww.islandart. .

Naturephotos -
The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival and its partner, the
city Parks and Recreation
Department, will offer a
"Wow! Photos" course Jan; 28
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Instructor Maria
Struss is a professional pho-
tographer. Cost is $79 per per-
son. Bring lunch. Register
through today at the i-ec cen-
ter, or by phone at 277-7350.
CT&er COURTS
Local photographer Bill
Raser will offer a three-hour


*GMC ~C EVKROLET
464054 SR 200, Yulee
(904) 261-6821


VITA (Volunteer Income
TaX Assistance) provides free
electronic (E-File) and paper
income tax filing assistance
for low- to moderate-income
and elderly tax filers. VITA
volunteers are certified by the
IRS and work in cooperation
with the Real Sjense
Prosperity Campaign, a
UnitedT~ay initiative, and in
partnership with the Nassau
County Public Library
System.
For appointments at the
Atlantic Rec Center and the ,
Peck Center call the
Fernandina library at 275-
7365. Walk-ins are welcorle
and will be assisted after
appointments. Bring photo
-ID, your 20110 tax return and
all 2011 tax documents such


as W-2s, 1099s and SSA-
1099s. VITA cannot work
from year-end documents.
*Appointments at the
main auditorium of the
Atlantic Rec Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave., are Tuesday
and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m.,
Jan. 24-April 12. Call 277-7365.
Walk-ins OK.
*Appointments at the
Peck Center, 516 South 10th
SL, are Wednesdays from 4-7
p.m. in the reception room,
Jan. 25April 11. Call 277-7365.
Walk-ins OK.
WorkSource, 96042
Lofton Square Court, Yulee,
provides assistance Tuesday-
Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,
through April 12. Call 432-
0009, ext. 2660 for a reserva-
tion.


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RELIGION NOTES


Revival with Evangelist Rick Coram and

Gospel Recording Artist Michael Combs!
Place:
Blackrock Baptist Church
96362 Blackrock Road
Yulee, FL 32097
(904)261-62210













Dates:
Jan'uary~I 22ndl -25th



Sunday: 10:30am & .6:'00pm
Monday-Wednesday: 7:00Opm

IHVite a friend to come with you!


of charge. Contact Helton at
556-6680 or- choir president
Allen Lennon at 261-8799 or
allenlen non @concast. net.

TuCSdayWOIshlipO
Join the Salvation Army
Hope House on Jan. 24 at
noon for its Weekly Worship
Ser-vice as Pastor David
SBr~adsher of Grace
Community Church shares
the Gospel message in word
and song. Call 321-0435 or just
come to 410.S. Ninth St.

Fatink EnCOUteTS
Memorial United
Methodist Church hosts .
Faithlink Encounters, dis-
cussing current events and
how they connect to our lives,
each Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. i
Each week, a different cur-
rent event will be presented
asrdisus eon1 e r Bbe
used from time to time.
Groups meets at the Partin
Center Parlor on Centre
Street and at O'Kapes Irish
Pub & Eatery on Centre
Str-eet. Contact Pastor Hollie
at hollie@mumconline.com.

Free dinner
Spr-ingh~ill Bapitist CHi~ii-eP1;

als arid families in need in the
area on Thlursday, Jan. 26
from 5-6:30 p.m. at the
church, 941017.Old Nassau-
ville Road. Meals are served
the fourth Thursday. The
church also delivers meals.
On the dayi of the meal, any-
one attending, or needing a
meal delivered, should call
261-4741, exrt 110 in advance.
For information, call Robyn .
Stuckey at 583-3280.

Shabbatservice
The Jewish Community of
Am'elia Island/Nassa Counlty
will hold Shabbat services
Jan. 27, with a gathering at 6 .
p.m. and service at 6:30 p.m.
at a private home. Bring a
dessert to shar e. For the loca-


Y~ULEE
BgwkH i.[,w;
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
weS nday Evening 00 0 pm

Groups including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
Serificewww.Yuleebaptistchurch.cm
'091 Ha'20R~d.,West 9 am 5~2


CELEBRATION
BAPTIST CHURCH
innovative Style, ContengooraryfMuic
Gasu/a/A/mosphere
Pastor MHike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Wo suhi 9:P0ra adnd 10:30am
K dKredible Ch ld enmainistries
Youth Program Wed. @ 6 30pm






-METHODIST
CHURCH

Please~ 7 om w for YLE U I E
SUNDAY SERVICES:
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:3PM

A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sw r




20 Soutih Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday No Mmber Gas 9am.
morningng Isni IOJ p rry Sandq
Iednesday .)lid-week Service 7.9 p .Missistlrier
Bus & Ian, Couples Singh,~ Youth


ChriSt

Fellhwshhi

17982 N. Main Street, jacksonville
(|ust south of Yulee on US 17)
Sunayd101 ::,= AMM
TUesday Bible Study 6:30 PM
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:00 PM
Dr. Dave Lawson
christfellowshipfl.com


FIVE POINTSBATS
"MORE THA~N A CHURCH. WE'RE PAMILY"
Past~or: Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School. ... .. .. .. .. 9:45AY.M
Worship Service... I.. ... .. .10:55AY.M
Discipleship Training . .. . .. .:00P.M1.


73 Bormlev)iw Road (uacrhoss weeaasr ad.
904-261-4615 (daurch omce)
EVERYONE WELCOME




First Bpit

Fer nandina Beach
SUNDAY WORSHIP
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
904-261-3617
i. FBFil'Sf.Cali


BLACKROCK BAPTIST
CHURCH
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
261-6220
Sunday Momning Worship Servic -1a0 0am
Sunday Ev~eng W rhshi Serv 6 0 pm
AWANA Sunday 5:00 7:00 pm
Wednesday Se vce e7 00pm*
wwwsblackrokaoistco


St. Peter's.Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Lcted at t orner'

7:30 a.m. Holy Etcharfst
8:15 akm. Breakfast -Burns Hall
900 a.mn.HolyEucharist

6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. RAIZE' Znd Sunday
904-261-4293
www.stpetersparish.org



Memorial
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


TraBlnllg FaulilnY Wos....... 8 30am a llam


$mdycanfrall ~ag......~.rlamllam&lm
We ageayUi1mnrkga)..... 41!iprng3pm





Sulnday Servicesrrii~

Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 &00-00 am
5th Sunday Mloming Prayer 10*00 am
Sunday Children'sBible Class 10-00am
Wednesday Holy Commlmuion-12-15pm
Reva J.Michael Bowhay, Rector
1BI ~eus aL~er reus are.== wrac
YKe1a 2 9 H~in w ~ m erl


SRev. Jose Kalluktalam

Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Sauey4 pm Mtass at Yulse Un tedMthdsChr
SS ada Mse 8am 93ia w la23 om

Holy Day Masses Vg 1 :0p;Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Satrcay 000~lm :45 pm or Dy ant
Parisis Ofica 9 281-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number. 904-2TI-6t66



Living Water s

woric -utrenes
contemporan, worsh;p
SAT . .6:00 pm
SUN .9:30 am
SWED ..7:00pm

& Chides SM nISries
**T ""' 321-2117
On A1A 1 mile west of Amelia Island
www tm~ a e rR ea~Lr



New Vision
Congre national
Chure UCe
Worship Sund~ays
as 10.00 am
960715 Chrestr Ho. d :.11 .a-*
~i:.nsonp a raonaI II.I ..8.

e,,90 1 . .1


Sunday School ................................ 9:30 aIn
Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am


941017 Okld!4ssauvlleRoad County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach. FL32034
261-4741
www.springhilibaptistfb.oar9


TIhis space available.
Call one of our
AD-visors to help you
reserve this space for
your upComing events
or weeldy services.

aisk for Candy, Chrsty
or David.




I


"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
.Church
Pastor: DrH. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Nursey poev ed fo all sevice
,Sml gop satuchms-A uts 63p m
Preschool and Children Activitie
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Camer of Barcncr Tr. & GOcrg Ros Fernandina Bch
For More Information canl: 261-9527




PLANTATION



Sunday 1onh pod9: I lI:IS aser
All ae Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
Off AA entrance to OmninResort

www~ameliachapelcom


RELIGION


FRIDAY, JANUARY 20.20O12/News-Leader


fire trucks and focusing on whatrnatters
will remain name- We'tll, as this article started, hood opened and Clyde perched up gether. For instance, when we put
less in order to pro- after three years of waiting, finally a on the wheel-well leaning into the our egos, self image and personal
tect its firefighter's real fire broke out. WVith Clyde engine compartment, it seemed clear ambition with all its lights, whistles
reputation, had beside himself as the engine roared he had broken down. and sirens, in front of the overall w
never owned its to life and the rest of the volunteers "W~hat's the problem," one of the fare of other people, we err. Worse
own fire truck. racing toward the scene, the fire try- townsmen shouted as he jumped out yet, when we place temporal thing
Eventually, ing to consume the old barn didn't of his truck and approached Clyde. such as houses, cars, chur-ch build
through some cre- stand a chance at least it shouldn't *It's the siren," Clyde replied. "I just ings and the sort, in front of eterna
ative efforts by its have. Truth is. as tile volunteers can't get it to work things, like the souls of men and
citizens, and a few arrived, they might have been able Now if this doesn't epitomize women, our error rises to a whole
strings pulled by to put the fire out with a garden hose wa ouigo h rn hn s nwlvl
ES some politicians, a but nobody wanted to. For them, in about, I don't know what does. I once I don't know about you, but mor
shiny used truck just a few short minutes their new heard it said that 50 percent of all and more I find myself trying to ke:
rolled into town truck would arrive and save the day. leadership is knowing what to my eye on the stuff that really mat-
or just for them. As So they waited and as they did the ignore. I like that and.have to agree. ters even when other things are no
IYette you might imagine, fire grew and the barn literally Some things just aren't worth stop- working the way I hoped they wvou
it became their burned down no joke. ping for, especially while the real Anything less is to let the whole ba
joy; especially for those By the time it was over, and Clyde issues just continue to grow and get burn down.
ned to put it to work. Its still hadn't showed up, a few of the out of hand. Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
e local peanut factory. guys decided to go find him. When Ifwe're not careful, in olur often Living WVaters World Outreach
lere Clyde worked and ulti- they did, the scene was.pretty much fabricated worlds of how things Center:
as the best place to store it, what they had imagined. With the should be, we'll miss the point alto- rgoy@hoinrgwuatersoutrach.c


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Peanut farms,
The warehouse door groaned
open. Illis was the moment Clyde
had waited for. In all his years of
working at the peanut plant, never
had he felt such excitement. The
plant secretary busily began calling
all the other volunteer firefighters to
notify them about the fire. It had
been almost three years since they
had gotten their fire truck and not
once had they had a chance to use it
on a real fire. Suddenly, all that had NOT
changed. ..
Before I go any further, let me
say that the story I'm about to tell Past
you is sadly true. When I recently Rob Go
heard it, I laughed, said ouch, and
found myself with a few things to pride and
think about. In order for you to have who plan
the same opportunity, I'll need to home, th~
I back up just a tad. That's wh
The rural Georgia town, which mately w~


of January, February and
March; a "Sing Out to the
lord" program on Jan. 21 at 4
p.m.; The Pretty Hat Tea at 5
Sp.m. Feb. 12; and a Women's
Day Program on March 4 at 5
p.m. All are welcome. For
Information call Sis. Sherry
Thompson at 335-7496 or
leave message at 261-4114.


The 2012 Faith Walk for
Christian Unity is Jan. 21,
sponsored by St. Peter's
Episcopal, Prince of Peace
Lutheran, Memorial United
Methodist, First Presbyterian,
Firdt Baptist, New Zion Mis-
sionary Baptist, Macedonia
AME and St. Michael
Catholic. Start at Prince of
Peace at 9:30 a.m. and pro-
ceed at 10 a.m. to New Zion;
10:30 a.m. to St. Peter's; 11
a.1m30 ao rst Preb tran; and
United, where a light lunch of
soups and bread will follow
the service. All are invited to
join all or part of thevialk.
Contact any of the: churches
or Jan Smith at 261-3677.


.. The SMbm.i- n of Power
'Biblical arid Pract!ical Life
Study Series will be held Jan.
21 from 10 am-noon at the
Amelia Island Museum of .
History, 233 S. Thii-d St, to
provide women inspiration,
motivation, education and
empowerment for purposeful
living. Session one is 10 10:55
a.m., facilitated by Evangelist
Valerie Baker. Session two is
11-11:55 a~m., facilitated by .
Evangelist LaVerne Floyd
Mitchell. Contact Baker at '
(904) 635-8789. *
Peace dances
New Vision .
Conigregational Church will
host Dances of Universal
Peace on Jan. 21 from 4-6 p.m.
led by DiAnahita Kanoy,
dance mentor and retreat
leader. No experience, no


partner required for these
folk dance movements done
in a circle. Wear- comfortable
clothing and socks. A dona-
tion of $5 is suggested. A
potluck meal will follow. Visit
www. DancesOf~lnivprsalPeac
e.org. New Vision is located at
96074 Chester- Road in Yulee.
Visit wrww.NewVisionCon
gregationalChurch.org or con-
tact the Rev. Mary Kendr~ick
Moore at (904) 238-1822.
CelCSC sevc
St. Peter-'s Episcopal
SChurch offers a Celtic Ser-vice
the fourth Sunday of each
month. This music filled, can-
dlelit, peaceful, contemplative
service filled with the oppor-
tunity for meditation is open
to all. Dress is casual. The
next service is Jan. 22 at 6
p.m. Call 261-4293.
BlaClHOCATeviVal '
Blackrock Baptist Chur ch,
96362 Blackrock Road, Yulee,
will host a revival with
Evangelist Rick Coram and
gospel recording ar-tist
Michael Combs Jan. 22-25,
Meeting Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
and 6 p.m. and Monday-
Wednesday at 7 p.m, All a e

information.

COmmunity choir '
SPam Helton, inisic minis-
ter at Amelia Baptist Church
in Fernandina Beach,
announces Par~t Two, the Holy
Week portion of Handel's
Messiah, vill be presented
Good Fridayi April 6 at 7 p.m..
at Amelia Baptist Church. Are
singers are invited to join a :
community choir in preparing
and presenting this classic
"'rk. A momapan m nt com-
string ensemble. Rehearsals
start Jan. 22 from 5-6 p.m. at
the church on Buccaneer
Trail at the roundabout wvher-e
Buccaneer meets South
Fletcher Avenue. Music and
rehearsal tracks provided fr~ee


tion and more information
contact Debbie Price at 310-
6060 or deb203@aol.com.

UU~~~ 10 ac
.Unitarian Universalism is a
liberal religious tradition that
celebrates the wisdom of all
faith traditions and threads
'together a sense of social
responsibility and community
into a covenant between its
members and the world. UU
101, a workshop beginning,
Jan. 27 in Fei-nandina with the
Rev. Ron Hersom, minister of
the Unitarian Universalist
Church of Jacksonville, starts
with a session Friday begin-
ning with a casual meal at 6
p.m. On Saturday meet from
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ending
with a lunch. Admission is


free. Email eastnassau~uujax
.org or call 277-7666.

Chlsfa~ planis
Memorial United Metho-
dist Church will host its next
Concert with a Cause on Jan.
29 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary,
601 Centr~e St., with Jini Hen-
dricks, Christian pianist, in
support of UMCOR's Spr~ing
Storms. A music prodigy as a
child, Heridricks has per for-
med over 1,000 Christian
piano concerts, including
three ~at the Cr~ystal Cathedr-al,
made 11 recordings, per-
formed on ABC, CBS, TBN
and PAX, authored Contempo-
rary Arrangerments for
Today's Church Pianist and
. has been featured in Clavier
piano journal.


Bible study
The Amelia Island Adult
Community Bible Study class-
es will begin a six-week study
of the Book of Galatians in
February, concluding with a
six-week study of the Book of .
Philippians in April. Evening
men's and ladies classes meet
SMondays and ladies day class-
es Wednesday at Amelia
Baptist Church. Children's
programs are Wednesdays,
newborn through high
school. Register now. Fee is
$25 for adults, $10 children.
All other donations are tax
deductible and voluntary. For
the men's eveiling class call
Tony Taylor at 321-0785.
I dies evening, call Claudette
Drummond, 321-0293. Ladies
day class, call Kathleenr Minor,
2258125.

Youth explpsion
Chirist-Like Youth & Teen
Ministries will host a Youth
Praise & Prayer Explosion on
Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. at Elm Street
Church of God, 502 South -
11th St., Fernaridina Beach.
For information go to
' cytm.weebly.com. Wendall
1McGallee is president and
v ~isionary of thrs new
SChristian youth and teen min-
istry that aims to "build up '
young people to maturity
through discipleship and com-
mit members to ministry
through auxiliaries" and "offer
hope to the teenagers, youth
and young people desiring a
respite and refuge from the
trials and tribulations of life
and guidance to those
earnestly seeking relationship
with Jesus Christ."

Women's Dayevents
Mark your calendars for
the Women's Day events at
Historic Macedonia AME
Church, 202 S. Ninth St.,
Fernandina Beach, including
fish dinner and sandwich
sales ~from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the
second and fourth Saturdays


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BASKET BALL


Pirates


take on


Hornets



tonight
BETH~r JONES
News Leader
TIhe: If or nets will be on the
islandl tonight for a district
rematch against the host
Ferrnandina Beach High
School Pirates. The junior
var-sity match is at 6i p.m. with
a vars~ity tilt at 7:30 p.m.
TIhe FB[HS boys basketball
team is coming o~ff another
dlistrict win. The Pirates
cedged~t Werst Nassau 53-49'
TuelcSdaly in Callahan.
The( P'ir-ates heldl a two-
po"int leadl at halftime; West
NassauI Ile by a point after
thl-re quarters. T'he Pirates
scealedl the deal in the fourth
qu~arter, outscoring their
holcsts 1/1-9.
L~ogan Ve:ndola scored 19
Ito leadt the P'irates. He also
hadi a pair of rebounds, three
assists andt three steals.
Jord-tan McIntosh was in dou-
ble~ figures in scoring and
re~b~u nding o~nce again this
seaso~n. T'he senior had 12
points and 10 rebounds.
D~avidl Booker chipped in six
points andi Jared Pauls five.
E"manuel Brown pulled down
six boards and Mack Casey
recorded seven assists.
TIhe Pir-ates play at
'Episcopal Tuesday.

v WRESTLING

Two wins

for FBHS
BETITJONES
Newvs-Leader
TIhe Pirate wrestling team
was in action Tuesday night
at R~aines under new head
coach Mike Landtr-oop. The
Fer~lnandlina Beach High
School grappler-s collected a
pa;ir of wins over Paxon and
host Raines.
FBnIIS narrowly defeated
Paxon 36-35.
K~elsey Gr1eathouse and
Andrlew Tipton had wins by
pin for- the Pir-ates. Tiler
Wallace battled three r-ounds
inI his match.
The-~c Pirates hammered
Riaine-s t6612.
"We wr-estled only one
wrestler- from Raines,"
L~anltr~oop said.
Andlrew Tipton pinned his
opponent in the 106-pound
weight class in the lone con-
tested match.
"Overall, a great team
effor-t," Landtroop said.'"The
te~am was happy to be back
andi in unifor-m. There wer-e
so~me wre1stlers that were
readly to wrestle but wer~e not
able to because there were no
others wrestler~s in their
we~ight category. All are eager
to get back out on the mat."
The Pirates wrestled at
F-letche~r Thursday.


Epin~Y. JANARY20.2012
NhiE's- LEA.D ER/ FERNANSDlIN B EAC H. FLO RI DA


10A


PRO HOOPS IN


YULEE


. The Jac~ksonville Giants, a semi-profesdional men's basketball team, took on the Florida Makos Wednesday night at Yulee High School. Action
was fast-paced with an abundance of slam dunks for those attending the exhibition game. The Giants, members of the American Basketball
Association, will be in action again at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the UNF Arena on the campus of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.


right mfitnes i fr o in 2012

gr-am are they going to have this better quality of life, do your research and get
year? Who cares? Let's get back to yourself a trainer and get a good one.
Just you. That's where a per-sonal Ask for credentials. Ask for. plenty of before
tr-ainer comes in; someone who will sit down and after pictures. Then see if you're compati-
andi undlerstand your needs and goals andi help ble with the trainer. Sitting down, talking, get-
yiou see wher-e you're falling short. ting to know the trainer. Try to find a personal
So many fitness programs out there are training studio that has one or two trainers
cookie cutter programs. The same for every.. and that's it, where you will not lose sight of
one andi not just for you. You may have a knee your goals.
injur-y orI degenerativ~e disc or an old shoulder You don't want all kinds of gym members
injury that will need special attention. That is around, your friends, the trainer's friends, pos-
wher-e te~chniqlue, form and safety spotting fall sible clients who may want to talk to your
short.trainer or ask your trainer for help with equip-
WVith all group programs, you don't see ment on your time.
movie stars and pro athletes training in big So try to make a good choice. It is your
gircup) iExercise programs. You see one-on-one money. And you should come first. Now find a
training with their specific trainer. Your time is trainer. See what they do, how they look and
limited so why wouldn't you want to use it all how into fitness they ar-e, then you will be
fr- you and your target areas. ready, more motivated. Someone you know is
WVhy am I doing 100 curls and a 30(1 going to get the results you want. So good
p~ushups when I needl my legs and glut work luck in 2012.
do~ne because that's 90 percent of my plrob
lims? That's where group fitness falls shor~ts. Fred Dan2ker is a personal trainer woith
So, if yo~u feel like you're at a standstill and not Precision2 Pensonal Training. Call him2 at (904)
seecing the results or just getting started, need 5~35-2222.


SITM~SITTEr, PHO!Tc:
Fred Danker, a competitive body builder,
offers personal training on the island
along with Andrea Monroe, above, at
Precision Personal Training.


A personal trainer may be the





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NE\I~ISA LEADER 904) 261 3696 Frax'904)i 26! ;08


FRDAY a AR 20. 2012 5PORT5 Neirs-Leader


Wo~ilson Children's includes
ce~nters of distinction in can-
ce-r. congenital heart disease,
neuroscience. neonatology,
orthopaedics and behavioral
health as wfell as many other
se~rvices
Jan. 28 events begin with
the 55-mile Ultra M~arathon
and Relay that kicks off at
midnight at the Jacksonville
landing. The Run Five to
Keep Kids Alivre is a five-mile
run presented by iMethods
that begins after the Ultra
Marathon at 2 pm, also at the
Jacksonville landing. Cost is
$20 per person to register.
The one-mile Fun Run begins
at 1:30 pm; the $12 registra-
tion will be on-site.
The runs will coincide


w\ith a Kiids' Bir-thday~ Par-ty
for the 55 kids honored by;
-One to Grow On- and their-
famillies, along with their care--
givers and the Ultr-a
31~arathoners. as wfell as
celebr-ity hosts with W\JXT:
Toi read patient stories, for-
mor-e infor-mation alxut the
Run 5 to Kee~ip K~ids Alive or
the Ulltra Mllarahoners~, or- to
find out how you can "lIght a
Candle to Help a Child" at
W~olfson Childrecn's Hospital,
visit http://www.wolison
55g.olrg. To support the cause,
you can also find them on
Facebook at http://www\\.face-
book.com/wolfson55. For-
infor-mation on WIolfson
Children's Hospital, visit
www.wof~onhlfsncilns~org.


For the third year~ in a rowa.
the community w~ll celebrated
WVolfson Children ~s Hospiral
w~ith a 55-mile Ultra MLarathon
and Relay, a Run Five to Kieep
Kids Alve five-mil run and a
one-mle Fun Runi. all beinz-
ning and ending at the
Jacks~onville Landing Jan. 28.
The evetnts, part of-One to
Grow On.- pres~nrted by RPM I
Automotive, are a culmination
of a months-long celebration
of the patients who receive
life-saving and lifechanging
care at Wolfson Children's
Hospital, the region's only
.children's hospital. The hospi-
tal, which serves tens of thou-
sands of children of all ages
each year, provides the full
range of pediatric care.


SPORTS SHOR1

YMCA fall of~a vl Yleryball parking do'
Registe
Join the McArthur Family YMnCA this fall for St., by mai
flag football (ages 4-1 4) and volleyball (ages online regi!
8-14) leagues. Flag football practices will be AmelialslaJ
on Monday. Tuesday or Thursday after 5 ends at 2 p
p.m. with garnes Saturdays. Volleyball prac- tion at the (
tices will be Mnonday or Tuesday with games Procee
on Thursday or Friday program at
The season runs from March 9 to May 10. Amelialslar
Each football participant will receive a
reversible Jaguar jersey and an award at the Bab ]gu
end of the season and volleyball players will
receive a jersey and an award at the end of Femane
the season, opened rec
Registration ends Jan. 26. The prices are son. Regis
$55 for members and S110 for non-members. Fees are $
For information, visit wwwrv.firstcoastymca.org (6-8) league
or call 261-1080. major (12
leagues. L;
OldTI~mers et re adyTh lag
Plans are under way for the 2012 Nassau For info
County Old Timers football game, an annual Facebook,
Grudge match between former high school League. B;
football players. Contact organizer Donate teers, coach
Braddock at (904) 588-4250 for information.

Elm Street Little League Join the
Elm Street Little League will hold registra- WMednesda
tion for the 2012 season every Saturday frorfi p.m. (weat
10:30 a.m. to noon at the ballpark. Beach Higi
Registration will also be held from 3-5 p.m. These wee
Monday through Friday at the MLK Center. Free ex
The league is open to boys (baseball) and most week
girls (softball) ages 9-16. Cost is $40 per play- recognized
er. For information, contact President Wayne and running
Peterson at 753-1663. Join me
run every i
Soccesign-ups a.m. at Cut
Online registration is ~available for the AII ages ar
Amelia Island Youth Soci~erspring season at group runs
www.aiysoccer.com. Game start March 10 beofhe
and the season .runs through May 19; Email dent@ arhe
Rorlee at registrar@ aiysoccer.com2

Yuleel~Ittle league < There a
Yulee Little League will hold registration Thursadays
every Saturday in January from 10 a.m. to 1 Tustartngat
p.m. at the Yulee Ballpark. Players may also ridaes strt
register from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 4 and miniature c
from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 6-10. Fee is;$85. are welcor
Bring two proofs of residency along with ath- wt ets
lete's birth certificate. For information,' refer to Wto thet star
YLL's Facebook page. otnig
route. Lune
CallingallGatorS Bicycle
Join the Nassau County Gator Club for a a'bicycle in
New Year social at The Ritz-Cariton, Amelia rides are lei
Island at 6 p.m. tonight. Meet in the Lobby the North F
Lounge to reconnect after the holidays and 261-5160.
plan for the 2012 season'. Food and bever- ameliaislar
ages are on your own7. For information contact .
Tommy Roberts at aiflgators@comcast.net. Sailing C
The Am
1~F ~ competitiontiri first Tuesd;
:Boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to .Acres. Soc
. pjinclpaiq In the local level of compeifioni for S700 p m i
It e 20?12 Knighrs ofl Columbus Fr~eeThrowl I 2Z77-4?B9
Championship The local co~mpetition will be \iww ameli
held.Jan. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at thePeck
Center Gym, 510 S. 10th St., Fernandina Getreac
Beach. All boys and girls eiges 1'0-14 are egig- Jcs
bleland will conp'ete iri their respective agje .Bchs
divisions. Last year more than 170,000 sharp-.: nBarhs, "G
shooters participated in more than 3,000 local second "Th
competitions; the 1stn Pla
All contestants on the local level are recog- Jack sonvla
nized for their participation in the-event. Tee
Participdants are reqlu re to lurnishF proo t sloeb

or information, call Tom Smeeton at 321- wilolw.
4139 rehab staff
cuss warm
Sthe fun run
Pirates Of tile Ru1 to the publ
One of the most festive running events in .-Dale A.
North Florida returns to Fernandina Beach Injuries" FE
Feb. 18. The Ned Tyson Memorial Pirates on Running In
the Run 5K/10K will feature a free pancake Edward D.
breakfast for registered runners andewalkers, The~fun
courses that include cross-country routes start and fit
through th~e Egans Creek Greenway, and, of including b
course pirates. The race begins at 8:30 will be avar
a.m. Feb. 18 with the start and finish lines at is from 7-7
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic and-answe
Ave. The first 500 people to register will door prizes
receive a technical T-shirt. line.niet or (
Both race courses run through feman- 620-9991.
dina's streets and into the Egans Creek:
Greenway, where runners will enjoy beautiful BodfbrO
views of nature- and wildllife~ through a graSS
cross-country route. Members of thei Fernan- Big Bro:
dina Pirates Club in fuil regalia will cheer the Florida will
runners and walkers and hand out Mardi Gras fundraiser
beads to finishers; to register
Scoring for the 5K and 10K races will be
done with Champion Chip timing. New this Challeng
.year will be disposable timing chips, so they Nassau
won't have to be returned after the run. You phscly
must wear a chip on your shoe to be timed. second Sa
No st rollers, dogs or headphones in the 5K or the Nassal
10K, Melinda W
Awards will be presented to the top three
male and female finishers in both events, the
Boules O
top masters (age 40 and up) and grandmaS-
ters (age 50 and up) runners and the top . Amelia
three finishers in 15 age groups. Multiple pickup gam
awards will not be given. Wednesda
Registration will be $20 per person courts at th
through Feb. 6 ($5 discount for AIR members na. Petanq
through Feb. 6) and $25.00 per person Feb. 7 `horseshoe
through race day with no refunds. Follow the game. The
signs to free event-parking areas. No race For inform(


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$5 for one class, $10 for two.
*Gymnastics and tumbling
for cheer classes are held at
the Peck Center. Classes
Tuesday are for Tiny Tum-
bles from 3:30-4 p.m.; begin-
ning gymnastics from 4-5
p.m.; and intermediate gym-
nastics from 5-6 p.m. Thurs-
day's classes are from 4-5
p.m.. for beginning gymnastics
and from 5-6 p.m. for interme-
diate gymnastics. Annual fee
of $12 is payable to Amateur
Athletic Union for insurance.
Tuition is $100 for 10 weeks
or $60 for five weeks for an
hour per week and $150 for
10 weeks or $90 for five
weeks for two hours per week
for city residents (add $20 to
rates for non-city residents).
Instructor is Shari Riepe. Call
(904) 404-6758 or visit www.
freshspiritadventures.com.
*Hula dancing classes are
offered at the Peck Center on
Monday from 2-3 p:m., Tues-
days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.,
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 .
p.m. and Fridays from 4 6
p.m. Annual fee is $12 to the
city of Fernandina Beach and
$12-16 payable to the AAU for
insurance. Quarterly fees
S(January-March, April-June,
July-September and October-
December) are $90 for city
residents $108 for non-city,
pabigble to the, city. Instructor
is Auntie Tan, Triple Crown
Beauty Pageant queen from
Hawaii. Call (808) 348-067)} .
pr ertail ~entitymodelingar
gencyQ gmail.com.
*Atlantic Center,pool pub-
lic swim is from from 3-6 p~m.
weekdays ($2) and from noon
to 5 p.m. weekends ($3).
*For PADI op~en water
scuba certification, partici-
pants must provide masks,
snor-kels, fins, booties and
weight belts. Fee is $250
additionall fee for cheqk-out
:dives). Register at Atlantic
Center. Call Kathy Russell at
277-7350.
*Behach wheelchairs can
be reserved a~t the Atlantic
Center; refundable $50
deposit required. Two avail-
able. Call 277-7350.
l V&#wwwlernanaka~
beach/f/ork'a.org orca/2~77-
7350 forkiformathhi.


The city of Femandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (city website www.fbfl.
us) offers:
*Adult co-ed softball
league registration will be held
Jan. 30 through Feb. 20 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. ~Recreationial co-ed is
Monday nights and open co-
ed isWednesday nights with
ASA rules for both. Aluminum
bat rule for men in recreatio~n-
al league. Team fees are $375
.(recreational) and due Feb. .
20; $450 for open co-ed and
due Feb. 20. A $25 late
charge will be added to team
fees received after Feb. 20.
Tearn fees will not be accept-
ed after Feb. 21. Mandatory .
captain's meeting for both
leagues is Feb. 23 at the re-
creation center. Recreational
co-ed league season begins
March 5; open co-ed March 7.
For information, call Jason at
277-7256, ernail jbrown@fbfl.
org or visit www.Ieagueline-
~up.com/fbflsoftball. .
Women's softball league
registration will be held Jan.
30 through Feb. 20 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Games are played
Thursday nights with ASP
rules. Team fee is $375 and
due Feb. 20; $25 late charge ~
for fees received after Feb.
20. Fee Ivill not be accepted
after Feb. 21. Mandatory cap-
tain's meeting is Feb. 22 at
the recreation center. Season
be~gin March C~aillJason at
27 7-7256, emral lbjrownn Il bfl
org or visit www.leagueline-
up.com/fbtlsoftball..
.Men's softball league reg-
istration will.be held Jan. 30 ~
through Feb. 20 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
.Games are played Thursday
Nights with USSSA rules.
Team fee is $450 and due
Feb. 20; $25 late charge, for
fees received after Feb. 20.
Team fee will not be accepted
after Feb. 21. Mandatory cap-
tain's meeting iS Feb. 22 at .
.the recreation center. Season
beginS March 8. Call Jason at
277-7256, email jbrown~fbfl.
org or visit www.leagueline- -
up.com/fbfisoftball..
*Peck Gym weight room is
open from 13 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday and


from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sundays. Cost
is $3 a day, $25 a month for
city residents ($31.25 non-
city), $120 for sixth months
($150 non-city) or $180 for 12
months ($225 non-city).
Personal training is available.
Fee is $30 per session, $75
per week (three sessions) or
$200 a month (two sessions
per week for four weeks).
Dietary analysis and food pro-
gram. Call Jay at 277-7364.
*Adult volleyball is from 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per
day for city residents ($5 non).
S*Open basketball is Mon-
days and Wednesdays from
11 a.m, to 5:15 p.m., Thurs-
days from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and weekends from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m. at Peck Gym..
*Coed exercise is from
6:30-7:30 p.rn~. Tuesday and
Thursday at the MLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class (city), $3
(non-city).
Check out Central Park
tennis court keys. at the .
AtlanticAvenue. Recreation
Center ($5 deposit, refund-
able if returned within a year)
*Shoitok~an karate classes
for ages 6 abnd up with in-
structor Jerry Williamson are
from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monddys
and Wednesdays in the Peck
Center auditorium. Fee is $40
monthbjfoy city residents ($45
for non-city)i Uniforms are
available through the instruc-
tore~3l'a~'. Reseratl th Aanic
*La ~swim is from -6 a.rn.
arid nooh to 3 p.m. Monday
through Friday at Atlantic -
Center Cost is- $2 a day
*Femandina Beach Scuba
Club meets at 6 p m. the sec-
and Friday at the Allanlic `
Avenue Recreartin Center.
O-all Kathy Rlissell; 753-1143,
or email krulssell~fbfl.org
Aqua 1 water aerobles is
from: 1.0-10:55 a.m. weekdays
at the Atlantic Center pool..
Deep water aerobics (aqua fit-
Sngss belts required) is .
Monday, Wedriesdays and .
Friday from 11-11:55 a.m.
Cost is $50 per month (city
residents) and $62.50 (non-
city) for one class per day;
$60 (city residents) and,$75
( non-city) for two classes; or


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball
SJan. 20 FIRST COAST CHR. 6:00
'Jan.23 BAKER COUNTY 6:00
Jan. 24 BALDWIN 6:00
Ja. 6 at Bsoa Snde assau
Feb.42 District at West Nassau

YULEE HIG SHSOOL
Jan.20 at Femandina 7:30
Jan.23 at Bolles 7:30
Jan. 26 BISHOP KENNY 7:30
Jan.27 PROVIDENCE 7:30
Jan 31 tRO~a a 7 3
Feb. 3 at University Christian 7:30
Feb 11 Dis rct at
*Junior varsity games are at 6 p.m.~
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
Jan.20 YULEE* 7:30
Jan.24 at Episcopal 7:30
Jan. 27 WEST NASSAU' 7:30
Jan. 31 at Trinity 7:30
Feb. 2 BOLLES 7:30
Feb H | CA D 4-A 7:30
Feb.10 DISTRICT 4-4A
*District
** JV games are at 6 p.m.
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Ja 0 aGirls Basketball 63
Jan 23 at Baldwin 7:30


Jan.26 STANTON '7:30
Feb. 2 District 4-4Aat WNHS
Feb. 4 District 4-4A at WNHS
* District
** JV games are at 6 p.m '
FERNANDINA BEACHHjIGH SCHOOL
Boys Soccer.
Jan. 23-27 DISTRICT 3-2A


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Girls Soccer
Jan. 20 Districtat Yulee
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Jan. 2327 Distc dqt BSF
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Ultra marathon and relay lan. 28


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wnrtown on Centre Street.
r at Current Running. 815 S. Eighth
l or online. Registration forms and
stration are available at www
nd Runners.com. Preregistration
,.m. Feb. 16 with race-day registra-
church from 7-8 a.m.
dls beneft AIR s youth scholarship
nd St. Peters mission trips. Visit
ndRunners.com or call 277-8365.


dina Beach Babe Ruth League has
gistration for the spring 2012 sea-
tration will be held through Jan. 28.
80 for T-Ball (ages 4-6) and rookie
res; $120 for minor (10 and under)'
and under) and senior (13-15)
ate registration is additional $10.
e also offers scholarships; no child
ed away.
rmation, visit www.FBBRL.com or
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth
abje Ruth is also looking for volun-
:hes and sponsors.


!Amelia island Runners
iy nights under the:lights from 6-7
her permitting) at the Fernandina
h School track,-435 Citrona Drive.
,kly runs are open to the public.
:pert coaching advice is available
:s from Roy Benson, a nationally
Sand published exercise, scientist
g coach'.
!mbers from the club for a group
Saturday morning, beginning at 7
rrent Running,' 815 South Eighth St.
Id abilities are welcome at these
Sand you doh7't need to be a rnern-
club to participate. Email presi~
,liaislandfun~ners.com.

edbilerideS
ire organized bicycle rides in
a Beach and around Amelia Island
starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays
8:30 a.m., weather permitting. All
from.JVMain Beach. Park near the
lolf course. Cyclists of all abilities
me. The ride will be around 30 miles
:ops along the way and loops back
ing point at around 10 miles before
on the remaining 20 miles of the
ch after the ride is optional,
helmets are mandatory as well as
Good working condition. These
td by Don Eipert in conjunction with
Florida Bicycle Club. Contact him at
Sign up for email notices at www.
ndcycling.com or www.nfbc.us.

Jub meetS
lelia Island Sailing Club meets the
ay at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
:ial hour at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at
Contact Commodorre Bil Bass at
or wwbass@5 ~'belbSuth.lnet of VISHt
iiaslandsailing org

yto run Gate
nville Orthopaedic Institute Baptist
physicians will.present free semi-
ing Ready to Run the Gate," on the
ursday of Februairy and March at
ce Sports, 424 S. Third St ,
le Beach. -
ening will begin with a fun run, fol-
he seminar; question-and-answer
A Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute
member will be available to dis-
I-up and stretching before and after
.Thereis no charge~ and it is open

W~hiaker, M.D. will conduct "Hip
eb. 9. "Common Foot and Ankle
Juries" will be held March 8 wth
Young, M.D.
run is from 6-6:45 p.m. with the
nish at the store. Refreshments,
eer, wine, cheese, walter and soda,
ilable from 6:45-7 p.m. The seminar
:30 p.m. with a 15minute question-
,r session to follow. There will be
;. To register, email jmulrain~joion-
call the Town Center store at (904)


Kids' ae
others Big Sisters of Northeast
host its annual Bowl for Kids'.Sake
in February. Visit www.bbbsnefl.org
or for detailS,

er BOWling .
SChallenger Bowling League for the
and mentally challenged meets the
turday each month from 3-5 p.m. at
u Bowling Center in Yulee. Call
'illaford at 261-3136.

ub
Island Boules Club holds petanque
nes Saturdays at.9:30 a.m. and
iys at 6 p.m. on the petanque
~e south end of the downtown mari-
lue (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both
s and bocce, the Italian bowling
Public is always welcome to join.
nation, call 491-1190.





THR's Treasure Hunters Roadshow is not
affiliated with or related to the Antiques
Roadshow television series, PBS or WGBH




COINS Any and all coins made before 1970:
S/IVer and gold coins, cr: He haif dollars,
quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. g condi-
tions wanted!
GOLD8 & SILVER PRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGH
for platinum, gold and silver during this event.
Broken jewelry, dentol gold, olo coins, pocket
watches, Krugerrands, gold bars, Canadian
Maple Leofs, etc.
JEWELRWY Gold, silver, platinum, dlo~rrondl~:.,
rubies,, sapphires, all types of stones and metals,
rings, bracelets, necklaces (mI~IJ.!uden broken iew-
elry). All costume iewielry wanted.


WRIST &~ POCKET WATOCHES Rolex,
Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopord, Cartier,
Philippe, Ebel, Waltham, Swatch, Elgin, Bunn
Special, Railroad, |||inois, Hamilton, all others.


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TOYS, TRAINS. DOLLS All makers and
types of toys made before 1965: Hot Whee s,
Tonka, Buddy L, Smith Miller, Nylint, robots, battery
toys, Mickey Mouse, train sets-Marklin, Amnerican
Flyer, Lionel, Hafner, all other trains (all gauges,
accessories, individual cars), Barbie dolls, GI Joe,
Shirley Temple, German,


MRILITARY IITEMIS & SWORDZES Revolution-
ary War, Civil War, WW1, WWIl, etc: swords,
badges, clothes, photos, medals, knives, gear,
letters. The older the swords, the better.


7`- -hWi50&S*B.~~I~


GUITARS & OTHER INSTRUtMENTS
Fender, Gibson, MLartin, Rickenbacker, Gretsch,
newN and vintage amp~s, saxophones, wood winds,
mcindolmns and all others.


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TREASURE HUNTERS COME TO FERNANDIA BEACH


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By Jason Delong
=ri-'" ~ ;, iE

r1~r r;;, U-ij s12, c osals and lock boxes,
home;j; ti, e : fteen ron TV"~ THR's Treasure
Hunters Roadshow i-, coming to Fernandina
Beach. _/ent DeS'cYI;sts are in town examining
ent qe n r:es, gdid and silver,
//rdei~ the event~ I accept Onlll;l hi- hats
aid, rthy I~ be !ocJsirg on,: gold and silver
rcrr; rras j m e -efo 1970, military items, toys
and irains, musical Insiiruments, pocket and wrist
wo-~~ichs Scrap gold is expected to be a popu-
lar category this week due to soaring gold

price vers for the event have noticed a tremen-
douis increase in .~_amount of gold coming in,
and for good reason. Record gold prices have
gue~st: cashing in on broken or outdated ieweiry
with fair and honest purchase offers.
Event planners encourage anyone planning
a visit to take a minute and examine their jew-
elry box or their lock box at the bank and gather
cln,:;Hing that is gold. If a guest is not sure if
~ ... iherl3 is gold, bring it in and the staff \1- 1l
test it fo1 fr~ee. Cih-,r gold items of interest in-
clude go d coins, gold ounces, gold proof sets
and dental gold.


Above -THR specialist, M~ike Delong, sits with
o gentleman who is eagerly anticipating the
assessment of his collectibles.


Other types of items specialists hope to see
include vintage guitars. Ryan Krushas, one of
THR s instrument special ists, spoke about some
of the top guitars getting great offers. '"Gibsons
and Fenders are in big demand right now as
are vintage amps," said Krushas. We also buy
violins, mandolins, woodwinds-if it plays it
pays! Timepiece specialist Jeff Ford adds,
"Watches are hot! We recently paid over
$2,500 for an old Hamilton pocket watch. And
we are buying all types of high-end wrist watch-
es too. Brands like Rolex, Tiffany and Chopard
are very desirable to collectors. And the finest
Swiss timepiece in the world, Patek Philippe, just
earned a happ seller $42,000."
W.hen specialist Tom Ful er was asked what
bhe enjoyed most about working at the event, he
was quick to answer, "Old coins and paper cur-
rency-.for as long as I can remember, I have
been fascinated with collecting coins. I wou d
go through the change in my parents' grocery
store, looking for rare dates~ and. errors. Once:
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bad for an 8 year old."

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after by collectors. Chains made before 1965
are 90% silver, and valuable because of either
the silver content or even more valuable if one
happens to be a rare date. Fuller explained,
"We help people sort through their coins for
unique dates. We buy aIl types of coins at the
event--from wheat pennies To buffalo nickels,
and from single coins to entire truckloads."


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FRiDAY~. JANCAIRY20. 2012
FERNA-NDINA BEACHI. FLORIDA


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Amelia Island Book Festival


Rambo creator to


headline workshop


who has been writ-
ing action-packed
Books for over 40
years stay motivated? Where
does he find the ideas, plots
and characters? Inquiring
minds want to know. Well,
they can find out personally
from David Morrell, the cre-
ator of Rambo, who followed
that work First Blood, with 30
more published novels offic-
tion. He obviously- has found a
way,~ and will be sharing some.
,of his writing experiences and
techniques to an expected
.crowd of developing writers
in just~ a ifew weeks.
Mor-rell will be the fea-
tured author at the Friday,

kicks off the 2012 Amelia
Island Book Festival. This day
will be full of seminars featur-
ing Morrell and several other
writing teachers and featured
authors. It starts at 9 a.m.,
runs until 5 p.m., includes
lunch and the cost per person
is $65. Students with ID
attend free of charge.
As a teenager growing up -
in Canada, Morrell loved the
television show "Route 66"
and maple the decision at that
early stage in life to become a
wr-iter and develop his own
stories of adventure. Today
he is considered the "father of .
moder-n action novels."
He published the fir-st of .
his Rambo series in 1972
while he was a professor' in
the English department at the
University of Iowa. In orde- fo


She brought the idea from a revitalized
Section (the Hunter Wasser Karinna
Haus) of Vienna. There (he mosaics
had attracted numerous businesses,
shops and tourists to its approximate
location.
The handiwork is the contribution
of some 50 volunteers, artists and
friends of the Art As~sociation. It is
located at 18 N. Second St. in down-
town Fernandina Beach (one block
north of the Palace Saloon). The associ-
at-ion is not for profit and freely gives
backt to the local community, both to
t-he youth as well as to the aged popula-
tions. Of the seven year-ly shows, five
are open 'to the public.
The mosaic is an eclectic hodge-
podge of glass, ceramic, mirrors, .
stones, vrertebrae and other items. All
materials are donated and recycled.
MOSAIC Continued on 2B


SUSAN WHITMAN
For the Newrs-Leader .
"Have you seen it yet?" "You really
should take a look!" "It is a feast for the
eyes!" "But what is it?" asks the obsery-
er.
It could be a fish,,chickeil, snake,
reptile or dragon. It could be a balloon
or a kite on the end of a very long
str~ing. Ther-e ar~e really no rules and
you get to decide for yourself, because
there ar~e no guidelines for interpr-eta-
tion. There ar~e no br-ochures to look
over andi there are no docents standing
outside to instruct you.
It is a mosaic of great length mean-
do. ing acrols- the exter~ior walls of t-he
Island Art Association. The mosaic was
begun in the summer of 2011 and is the
'vision of Denise Mur-phy, who sees the
project as a "Jewel 'of Amelia Island."


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susurrTED
'Aithor David Morrell,
with a few of his books:

give real validity to his sto-
r~ies, I~or~rell was trained in
firearms, hostage negotiation,
assuming identities and anti-
terror~ist methods. Sylvester-
St-allone starred in this
American iconic movie series
about John Rambo, the ver~y
troubled Vietnam war veter-an
and for-mei Gr~een B~eret.
Isler Morr~ell wr~ote the
BOOK Continued on 2B


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fident and focused. Yet at i .(J
the end of the day. they ;
fac~e a challenge that -
none is truly prepared to -
tackle: fatherhood. While
they give their best on
the job. good enough is
all they can muster as
dads. When tragedy hits.
these men are left wrestling with their hopes.
their fears. th ei r faith and their fathering. Can a
newfound urgency help them draw closer to God
an d their ch ildren ? Protec ti ng the streets is sec
ond nature. Raising their children in a God-honor
ing way? That's courageous.
Childcare will be provided. Visit
wwwv.FBFirst.com for in formation.

CUJMIWI MI EA TOUR W
.*
Join Cumm~elia mem
bers and guests for a P4~~ IliiZ?-
curator led tour of The
Cummer Museum s per- 6
manent collection high
ligh ting Im pressionism-inspi red works of art on
Jan. 25 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Tickets are 530 for
mem bers an d 540 for n on-m em bers an d i include
a box lunch (510 per ticket will be donated to The


Cummer). Reservations must be made to Wendy
Stanley. (904) 899-6007. or by mail to 829
Riverside Drive. Jacksonville. FL 32204 by today.
Car pooling will be available.
Contact Jane Brown at 321-5685 or email cess-
na3982@aol.com.

EVANS RENDEZVOUS RENOVA~TIION
The American Beach
Property Owners
Association. Inc. invites
friends and residents of
American Beach to par-
tici pa te in the obser-
vance of th e com ple-
tion of the Evans
Ren d ezous Exterior
Renovation-Phase I at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the
corner of Gregg and Lewis streets. near the ocean.
Eva ns Rendezvous. a club for social gatherings
sin ce th e m id-1950)s. was closed several years ago
and was falling in to disrepair.
Th e ABPOA i n an effort to preserve the build-
ing for fu ture use as a cultu ral cen ter. obtained
fu nds to ren ovatre an d secu re the exteri or. al low-
ing time to obtain additional funds to renovate
th e i nteri or. Nassau Coun ty governm en t owns
the property.


"tiA/"~Zesu'


MULTIPLE

IA YEARS OF

BLISS'

Celebratinns II, acrylic on can-
vas, is one of Jack Allen's paint-
ings to be exhibted at the opening
and reception at the Omni Amelia
island Ilantation Artists' Guild
and Gallery, 9)4 Village Circle, on
Feb. 17 from .5:.30-83 p.m.
The "Multple layers of Bliss"
themed show denotes a love of
abhstracts and an embodiment of
how Allen sees the world. Allen is
from Jacksonville and is vice-chair
of MOCA. He will also give a free
informative talk at the gallery on
Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. All are welcome
to attend both events. Osprey
Village Assisted living will host
thegopening on Feb. 17. Allen's
paintings are on display Feb. 8 to
March 10.
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FAltTI WALK(

The 2012 Faith Walk for Christian Unity is Jan.
21. sponsored by eigh t down town Fernandina
Beach churches: St. Peter s Episcopal. Prince of
Peace Lutheran. Memorial United Methodist,
First Presbyterian. First Baptist.
New Zion Missionary Baptist.

Michael Catholic. Participants
will start at Prince of Peace at
930 a.m. and proceed at 10 a.m. )
to New Zion: 10:30 a.m. to St.
Peter s:11Ia.m. to First -
Presbyterian: and 11:30 a.m. to
Mem orial Uni ted. wh ere a ligh t lun ch of sou ps
and bread will follow the service.
All are invited to join all or part of the walk. For
information contact any of the churches orJan
Smith at 261-3677.

'COURAGEOUS,

On Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. First Baptist Church. 1600
S. Eighth St.. will screen the new police drama.
"Courageous." the fourth film from Sherwood
Pictures. the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood
Baptist Church in Albany. Ga.
The movie centers on four men with one call-
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establihment on the island and receive a 50 percent discount
on tickets. Call 261-1779.


A jazz jam is held at Pablos, 12 N. Second St., Femandina
Beach, from 7-10 p.m. the first Wedn7esday of each month,
Mutsicians are invited to sit in for one song or the whole night.
To join the mailing list submit your email to beechfyer~bell-
south.net.


Amelia island Coffee, 207 Centre St., hosts a music circle
on Saturday from 7:30-10 p.m. featuring great local m~usi-
cians. Admission is free and all are welcome. Come enjoy
dessert, coffee and music.


Amelia River Cruises' Adult "BYOB" Twilight Tours are held
Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North
Front St., Femandina Beach, or call 261-99'72 or book online
at www.ameliativercruises.com.


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


Dog Star Tavemn, 10 N. Second St., Soul Gravy tonight;
Honey Blue Jan. 21, Saltwater Grass Jan. 27; and Chroma
Jan. 2B.Visit Dog Star on Facebook. Call 277-8010


The Green Turtle, 14 S Third St., live music. Call 321-
2324.

Te Hamrha
The Hammernead, 2045 South Fletcher Ave karaoke on
Sunday nights with Daddy "O" DJ Follow The Hammerhead
on Facebjook at Hammerheadbar Islandbbq


The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, John
Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays each
Thursday night at The Rit-Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is
casual For Informatin call Holmes at 556-6772.

O'Kane's
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318 Centre St., free trivia
each Monday at 7 30 p.m.; wine~ tasting the third Tuesday at
6:30 p m., with 10 wines for $10 along with cheese and crack-
ers and live entertainment; dart tournament every Tuesday at
7:30 p m.; Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7 30-11.30 p.m., the Tumner,
London Band Thursday from 830 p.m.-midnight and Friday
and Saturday from 8 30 p.m -12:30 a m Call 261-1000 Visit
www.okanes.com.


The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., pirate booty party.and
live music by The Fostones Inside the Palace Saloon starting -
at 9:30 p.m. and DJ Anonymous celebrates his birthday in
Sheifield's with party mixes on Jan. 27. Monday nights reggae
with Pill Pili and Chlllakaya One- Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project, Wednesdays WNes Cobb; Thursdays Hupp & Rob In
th'e Palace & DJ Buca in Shettleid's: Fnidays and Saturdays
regional bands and DJ Anonymous at Sheffield's Call Bill
Childers at 491-35332 or email billl~thepalacesaloon.com.


Picante Grill, Rotisserie and Bar, 464073 SR 200, Suite 2,
Yulee, i~ve music every first and last Saturday of the month
irom 7~-10 p m C all 9 to-9221. IVisit wwwN plcantindssau.com.

Sandy Bottorns
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach 291 0 Atlantic Ave., The
Macy's play each.Wednesday from 6-9 p.m; rmvia Thursdays;
live music: every Friday and Saturdlay at 8 p.m. Call 310-6904.
Visit w\ww SandyBottomsAmella com.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaslde Grill, 1 998 S. Fletcher Ave., The Macy's in
the lounge from 6-10j p m Fridays and Saturdays; shaggin' in
the lounge Sundays from 4-7 p m.: Pili PiII In the tnki bar
Wednesday from 5.30-9-30 p m live music in the bar all
weekend. Call 277-6652 Visit www.slidersseaside com Join
Shiders on Faceboo~k and Twitter

The Surf
The Sudl Restaurant and Bar, 3190 South Fletcher Ave ,
Richard Stratton tonlight Alex Affrontl Jan. 21;
Stevie "Flngers" Jan 23; Alex Attronti Jan. 24; DJ Roc Jan.
25, Larry & The Backtra3cks Jan. 26, Reggie Lee Jan 27;
Richard Stratton Jan 28, and Ernie & Debi Evans Jan. 29.
Call 261-5711


by the Tira, 1100 Osborne
Road, St. Marys, Ga.
-River of Life"' is an original
musical written by kocal citi-
zens and based on the history
of St. Marys. Performances
will be March 30, 31, April 6, 7
and 8 at Theatre by the Trax.
Parts incude: Timucuan
Indians, St. Marys founding
fathers, tall ship workers,
Acadians, Aaron Burr,
Alexander Hamilton, choir
members, Major Admiral
Cock~bum, War of 1812
troops, Civil War soldiers, chil-
dren ages 5 and up, paper
mill workers, three women to
play the sisters who owned
the Riverview Hotel and
sailors. Come prepared to
sing a song of your choice.
For informatiortcall (912) 729-
1103 or email Barbara@
coastalgeorgiafilm.org.

Tennessee Williams'
classic play "The Glass
Menagerie" is brought to
life in a new production
directed by Ron Kurtz at
Fernandina Little Theatre,
1014 Beech St., starring
Karen Antworth, Amy
Dawkins, Stephen France and
Doug Nemeth.
Considered by many to be
Williams' masterpiece, the
story of a mother, her son and
her daughter, brings to lie
human beings who cling to a
dream world that shatters into
pieces. Performances at FLT
are Feb. 4, 7, 9, 10'and 11 at
7:30 p.m. and Feb. 5 at 2:30
p.m. Tickets can be pur-
chased at the door if available
or in advance at The UPS
Store in the Publix shopping
center.

'Amelia Community
Theatre presents "Into the
Woods" by Stephen
Sondhelm and James
Lapine, Feb. 9-11, 16-18 and
23-25 at 8 p.m., with a mati-
nee Feb. 19 at 2 p.m-
This spellbinding Tony
Award-winning musical trans-
ports audiences to an
enchanted world of romance,
laughter arid unexpected con-
sequences. Favorite fairytales
get a new twist as they learn
what happens after "happily
ever after."
"Into the Woods" is a "PG"
visual and m musical delight that
stays.w~itfgl you lon afler th
storybooks close. Tickets are
now on sale at $20 adults and
$10 students (K-12). Purch-
ase at 261-6749 or www.ame
liacommun tytheatre.0rg.

Amelia Community '
T eatre will hold auditions
foi- Tennessee Williams' "A
Streetcar Named Desire" at
7 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 14 in
the studio theater at 209
Cedar St. Six men and six
Women are needed for the
cast of this show, which is
considered one of the most
celebrated plays in American
theater. There are also non-
speaking roles for extras.
For information visit .
w~ww.ameliacommunitythe-
$tre.org or call 261-6749.

Former Miss America
and Jacksonville native
Leanza Cornett is playing
lead role in "Nunsense,"
which will kick off the
Alhambra Theatre and
Dining's 45th season today
in Jacksonville Beach. Comett
will be in residence for the .
show's entire run. Group
sales are available. Tickets
stait at $42 for adults and $35
for children and include din-
ner, show and parking. Call
the box office at (904) 641-
1212 or visit www.alhambra-
jax.com for inf ormation.


Pam Heaton, music minister at Ameia Baptist Church in
Fenandinaa Beach. announices that Padt Two, the Holy Week
portion of Handefs Messiah; wil be presented Good Friday,
April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Ameia Baptist Church. Singers from
this area are invited to join a community choir in preparing and
presenting this classic work. Accompaniment comprises piano
and a chamber string enrsem~be.
Rehearsals will start Jan. 22from 5-6 p~m.at the church on
Buccaneer Trail at t~e-roundabout where Buccaneer Trail
meets South Fielcher Avenue. Music and rehearsal tracks will
be provided tree of charge. For inrfomation contact Hehton at
566-5688 or choir president Allen Lennon at 261-8799 or
alenieon~aMatnoncmast e


On Feb. 3, Mark and Donna Paz.Kaufman will once again
host one of their singer/songwriter friends, Tom Kimmel, in a
performance of songs, stories and poetry to benefit the Ameia
Island Book Festival, which begins Feb. 17. An award-winning
artist in his own right, Kimmel has released seveh solo
albums, published a book of poems and led songwriting woark-
shops and classes around the country and in Europe.
The show in Bums Hall of St. Pe~ter's Episcopal Church
starts at 8 p.m. A 815 donation is requested at the door. Enjoy
the wine bar before the show. Seating is limited reserve a
spot by mailing
info~ameliislandbooklestival.com For information visit
wwwR.amunelia isla ndbookiestival.com .


A Workshop for Mountain Dulcimer with acclaimed musi-
cian and storyteller Anne Lough, Twists and Tuins, Left Hand
Technique and Musicality, will be held Feb. 4 from 10-11:30
a.m at New Vision Congregational Church, UCC, 96074
Chester Road, Yulee. Check-in and coffee begins at 9:30 a.m.
Cost Is $25 Reglster in advance by emailing
Janelindberg~bellsouth.net. For information call 238-1822.
Dller COfl@ t
An evening of music and storytelling with Anne Lough, dul-
cimer expert, will be held Feb 4 at 7 p m. at New Vision
Congregational Church, UCC, 96074 Chester Road, Yurlee
Lough will also bnng her music and storytelling to worship at
New Vision on Feb. 5 at 10 a m. For information call 238-
1822. Visit wwrw.newvisioncongregationalchurch.org.
Chm e COflM t
The Zukerman ChamberPlayers will perform a program of
Brahms and Schumann on Feb. 12 in a signature event of the
2012 season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. .
Led by Pinchas Zukerman, universally acclaimed as one of
the greatest violinists on the international stage, the Zukerman
ChamberPlayers has performed at some of the most presti-
gious venues in North America, Europe, Asia and South
America.
The 4 p.m. performance will be held at Amelia Plantation
Chapel. 36 Bowman Road. Tickets. which range from $50 to
$125, can be purchased at www.aicmf~com or by calling the
box office at 261-1779

Big Band Bash
The Amella Island Jazz Festlval will kick off its 2012 season
with a benefit Big Band Celebratlon Gala
March 24 from 6:30)-10 p.m. in a.ballroom
at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
Featuring cockctaiLs. dinner and dancing to
the Dynamic Les DeMerle 17-Piece
Orchestra with vocalist Bonnie Eisele. the -- ~i!
Big Band Bash w~ill recreate classic swing
arrangements by Duke Ellington Count
Basie. Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw. Lionel
Hampton and many more. Further details
will be announced in the coming weeks, DeMerle
and several surprise guests will appear as __

Tickets are $150 per couple. with proceeds benefiting the
educational and entertainment programs of the 2012 Amella
Island Jazz Festival For information contact the festival hot-
line at (904) 504-4772 or visit
ww,\w.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com. Errail infojrameliais!land-
lazzfestival.com
Charnker eStval
The Amelia island Chamber Music Festival wi run May 1 7-
June 8 with a galaxy of international stars and outstanding
emerging talent Thle festival is offering discounts on ticket
packages for multiple performances. 10 percent off for three to
five performances and 20 percent off for six or more concerts.
Season tickets are available for $384, a 20 percent discount
Or present a valid confirmation number from any lodging


Harris, for
The Silence
of the Lambs.
A book
reviewer has
referred to
Morrell as
"the mild-
.mannered
professor
with bloody
minded


to be held at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation (see the fes-
tival website for ticket infor-
mation and reservations).
Morrell and Berry aren't just
fellow authors, they irre good
friends who were delighted
that they both were asked to
the festival at the same time.
SSeveral other featured authors
will also be attending this laid-
back evening of dining,
(catered by Horizons), dance
(featuring Pili Pili) and light
literary banter. -
Interacting personally with
successful authors is just
another advantage of partici-
pating in Amelia Island Book
Festival events. Saturday, Feb.
18 is the free day for the gen-
eral public and lovers of litera-
ture of all ages to meet and
greet the more than 30 nation-



overall effect is due to the
mosaic's dimension, body
and scope.
It is basically tw~xlimen-
sional, but nearly three-
dimensional in spots. The
effect is schismatic in body
and mass. Its scope is out-
standing due to its unham-
pered activity and to the
resultant thoughts it renders
in the observer. There are
discernable focal points, with
artwork extending outward
either in swirls or in spokes.
In other areas there are col-
lections of fragmented
pieces, which may or may
not be related in themeor
origin. Some of these pieces .
come to the association by
people donating their favorite
mementos, and their partici-
pation is at times a memorial
to loved ones and cherished
materials.


ally known regional and local
authors who will be at the
Market Place and Kidz Zone.
Incated along -North Fifth
Street, in downtown Fernan-
din'a Beach, between First
Presbyterian Church and Is
Tierra Prometida, you'll find
books, food, seminars and
fun. And admission is free.
Tickets are still available
for the Writers Workshop
($65) and Festival Gala ($75
per person, $700 per table for
10), both to be held on Friday,
Feb. 17. Go to ameliaisland-
bookfestival.com to get yours
before they sell out.
'The festival is grateful for
the annual support of the
Amelia Island Tourist
Development Council, its cor-
porate partners and all of its
dedicated members.



Some of the artwork is
done in a local artist's garage
and pre-fastened to boards,
while some edging and non-
raised areas are applied
directly to the wall. No mat-
ter how it is accomplished,
the walls and mosaics are
simply fascinating!
Here is a nice place to
visit, rest on a bench, gaze at
the walls, ponder and shop.
Inside the walls of the Island
Art Association is a grand
array of local artistry. Artistic
renderings are in watercolor,
oils, mixed media, textures
and glass as well as photogra-
phy. Please check us out
whenever you are next in
downtown Fernandina
Beach.
The Island Art
Association welcomes you!
For information visit
www.islandart.org.


Berry


visions."
If you miss the Writers
Workshop, not to worry.
Morrell will be joining head-
liner Steve Berry, another *
prolific mystery writer, at the
Friday night, Feb. 17 Festival
Gala Once Upon a Book
Island, the second act ~of this .
year's Amelia Island Book
Festival,
The gala is a ticketed event



MOSAIC
Continued from 1B
They are collected into
plastic containers according
to color. Mike Clements,
association president, has
been the point of contact for
the Hardy Board in the proj-
ect. Pam Bennett and Suzi
Sax are the storyboard fabri-
cators, and Brenda and Jim
Platt are the expert mounters
of the mosaics. Rhonda
Bristol was instrumental in
getting Historic District
Council approval for the con-
struction. All of the staff at
City Hall was helpful as well.
The walls are a reddish
burnt sienna, almost
Midwestern and clay-like in
appearance. The design, or
patterns, of the mosaic are
eye-catching, irregular and
in some places, raised. The


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OUT AND ABouT


SPEIA EYEN

Join fellow car enthusi-
asts for coffee and conver-
sation from 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
SJan. 21 at Starb~ucks, 1460
Sadler Road. For information
contact Harvey at 583-8649.

Co-authors, Ed and
Janet Howle's debut novel,
T~he LongRoadfo Par/ has
been named Best of 2011 by
Kirkus Reviews. The booR is
half fast-paced suspense and
hall convoluted love story set
in the first around-the-world
car race in 100 years. The
) owles recently completed
their own "long road to Paris"
as a team in World Race
2011, which began April 14 in
New York City and covered
14,000 miles. The Howles
drove their 1967 VW Beetle,
outwardly identical to the car
featured in their novel. They
will drive the rally car to
Fernandina Beach for a
signing of their novel at The
Book Loft, 214 Centre St.,
on Jan. 21 from 2-6 p.m. The
public is invited.

The American 1.qgion
Riders, Chapter 54, will host
its monthly Steak Night at
the American Legion Post,
626 S. Third St., from 5-7
p.m. Jan. 21. The public is
welcome. Dinner includes a
steak cooked to order, baked
potato, comn on the c~ob, 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.

As a special recognition
to all of Its customers, Cats
Angels invites you to join
them on Jan. 27 from 11
.a.m.-5 p.m. for Customer
Appreciation Day at the .-
Cats Angels Thrift Store.
There will be refreshments,
raffle prizes and special prices
on select merchandise at the
store located at 709 S. Eighth
St. Proceeds frorr Thrift Store
sales benefit all Cats Angels
programs. Cats Angels is a
non-profit, 501(c)3 organiza-
tion and receives no funding
from any government entity. It
relies on private donations.
grants and fundaraising.

Faith C ristian Academy
invites you to make ai forid
memory at the 12th Annual
Father-Daughter Ball on
Feb. 25 fro'm-710 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 post
is $85 for one father and 6ne .
daughter, and $40 for each
additional daughter. The price
includes heavy hors d'oeu-
vres, a gift bag and memory
book. Visit www.fcaangels.
com or call the school office at
321-2137 to purchase tickets.

THEATRE

On Jan. 27 aspiring
movie actors will gather for
a class titled "Acting For
The Camera" taught by Dr.
Nadine Vaughan, filmmaker
and owner of The Living
Theatre Comparly. Reserva-
tions are required. Email
Vaughan at pyschespace.net
for information. The work-
shops are presented by
FilmAmelia, Inc., a nonprofit.

The St. Marys Little
Theatre wvill hold auditions
for "River of Life" on Jan.
28 at 11 a.m. at the Theatre


BOOK Continured from 1B
six-part comic book series,
Captain America-: The Cho-
sen, another Ameri~can classic.
SMorrell received the cele
brated Bram Stoker Award for
Best Novel of 2005 for his
dark-suspense thriller,
SCreepers (CDS Books). This
was Morrell's first Stoker
Award for Best Novel.
He received two prior
Stoker Awards, both in the
Inng Fiction category, for The
BeautzidZI Uncut Hair of
Graves (1992) and Orange is
for Anguish, Blue fdrlnsanity
(1989), as well as numerous
nominations. Past winners of
the Bram Stoker Award'for
Best Novel include Stephen
King, Peter Straub, Joyce
Carol Oates and Thomas





CLASS NOTES


SCHOLARSHIPS


AROUND S CHOO L


FRIDAY, JANJA.RY 20.20O12/News-Leader


ships for the event range
from S250-$1,000 and
include tickets for food and
drinks, 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 past year. Contact Jody
Peters at travelingpeters@
gmail.com or Patti Burch at
pattiburch @bellsouth.net for
sponsorships and individual
tickets ($75).

Arts Aademy .
The nonprofit Amelia Arts
Academy, 516 South 10th
St., now offers lessons six
days a week, including after
school, in music, art, acting
and more. Saturday private
lessons are available in flute,
brass in'strurnents, voice,
piano and violin. To register
visit www.ameliaartsacade-
my.org, call 277-1225 or
email information @ame li-
aartsacademy.0rg.
STOtal Kd'
Children ages 6 to 16 can
become "Total Kids" at the
23,000-square-foot Miller
Freedom Center Boys &
Girls Club on Old Nassauville
Road. New children are wel-
come to enroll in the after-
school Total Kid program that .
helps young people gain
skills, confidence and the
ability to engage with others.
Transportation from
school to club is available.
Visit www.bgcnassau. Org for
information or call 261-1.075
to enroll a child. :

Y ByeTme
YMCA Ptyme Time offers
before and after school care
for ages 5-12.' Contact the
McArthur YMCA, 1915
Citron Drive, at 261-10.80 or
visit www.firstcoasfymca.
org/mcarthur.

The Book Loft, 214
Centre St., features "Kids
S, 4tory i;~ mp" every Tuesday 9 ~~l
11 a.m. and every Thursday
at 4 p.m. with the "Children's
Story Lady." Call 261-8991
for information. ,

Story time

The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
you to Story Time at the
Museum. Beginning at 10:30
a.m. every f irst~and third
Saturday of the month, the :
program features stories
geared toward 5- to 8-year-
olds. The program is free.
Contact Alex at 261-7378,
ext. 102. ~


SACmeeting
The School Advisory
Council of Femandina 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.

Spellingbee
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 Jacksonville
in Yulee.
Gala fu~ndraiser
The Boys and Girls Clubs
of Nassau County Founda-
tion's 5th Annual Benefit gala
wil be held Feb. 24 at The
Ritz-Cariton, Amelia Island
with speaker Bonnie St.
John, a nationally recognized
source of inspiration as an
athlete, author and executive
coach.
Growing up in a cjme-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,
earned her master's at
Oxford as a Rhodes scholar
and sented on the Whte
House National Economics
Council. Individual tickets are
$125, with several sponsor
levels available. For tickets
call 261-8666. Visit www.
bgcnassau. org. Email
info@bgcnassau.org.

Father/daughter


Faith Ch ristian Academy
invites you to make a fond
memory at the 1-th Annual
Father-Daughter' Ball on
Feb. 25 from 7-10 p.m. at
The Ritz-Cariton, Amelia
Island. Enjoy live music, pro-
Sfessional photography and a
gift basket raffle. The attire is
semi-formal to formal and
fathers and daughter of all
agesi.r 51,9ncp wp ia.Thy ppy
is $85 for one father an~d one
daughter, and $40 for each
additional daughter. The
price includes heavy hors .
d'oeuvres, agift bag and
rnemory book. Visit
www.fcaangels.com or call
the school office at 321-2137
to purchase tickets.
Foudto fe
The Fernandina Beach
High School Foundation's .
Feast, established to raise
funds for the academic bene-
fit of students at FBH1S, will
be held Feb. 25 at Walker's
Landing in Omn i Amelia
Island Plaritation. Sponsor-


Fordleh'ew~-Leader


Hogeboon awoke an
hour earlier than
Sa ya Eleusual so that she
could reach Fernandina
Beach Middle School by 5:30
a~m She wanted to get an
early start on preparing
Thanksgiving Day lunch for
the students, faculty and staff
However, she arrived tq find
that a storm had knocked out
the power on most of Amelia
Island. Undaunted, she began
preparing as if all systems

eShehgoas determined that
nothing would prevent the
annual event that is such a
favorite with faculty and staff
that they invite their friends
and family to the meaL
Finally at 9 a~m. the lights
flickered back on and the
FBMS cafeteria staff fired up
the ovens. No less than six
desserts, along with the
turkey, stuffing and numer-
ous casseroles made it to the
table on time!
With such a work ethic
and a desire to create tasty
meals, it is no surprise that
Hogeboon is the FBMS
School Related Employee of
the Year for 2011-12. She has
been the cafeteria manager
there for four years, and pre-
viously worked for 11 years at
Atlantic Elementary. Even on
the busiest, most hectic days
she is always the epitome of
cool; collected, and edlm. Well
before the students arrive at
11:49 a.m. for the first lunch
shift, the warming ovens are
full and the kitchen is as neat
as8a pin. She and her co-work-
ers are the reason why stu-
dents, teachers and staff all
190k for-ward to the noon
hour. She sets high standards


Fernandina Beach Middle School Related Employee of the Year Eileen Hogeboon with
Principal John Mazzela.


fasts, and the staff is an
important part of getting the
FCAT offito a positive start.
She and her staff recently
helped out with Literacy
Week by posing with their
favorite books while stirring
pots of soup!
Hogeb'oon's value to
FBMS can perhaps best be
summed up by what her fel-
low food service members
say about her. One says, "Ms.
Hogeboon is fun and she is
such a blessing. She is the
best boss I ever had. She is
both caring and crazy!"
Another praised her for being
so knowledgeable and for
pifhing in alongside her
staff. No doubt about it, all of
us at FBMS feel fortunate to
have Ms. Hogeboon in our ,
, midst!


for herself and the four assis-
tants she manages.
Hogeboon was born in a
small town on the island of
Luzon in the Philippines. She
married a U.S. Marine, who
brought her to America.
Eventually they settled in
Fernandina Beach when he
retired. Before emigrating
she completed two years at
.Central Luzon Technical
Institute.
After her three sons were
all in school, she found a
career that would allow her to
have the~same hours as her
children. She loved cooking,
so a food service career was a
natural fit. However, serving
food is only part of what she
does. As cafeteria manager, .
she also maintains careful
'accounting records, keeps up


on the latest Federal School
lunch laws and corresponds
with parents.
FBMS is a relatively small
school, but organizing lunch
for 450 to 600 students every
day, in addition to a smaller
number for breakfast, is no
small accomplishment. She
and her staff are on a first-
name basis with students,
who share the news of their
day as they come through the
line. She says she loves the
middle school age because
the children are old enough
to understand jokes and carry
on interesting conversations.
Often Hogeboon and her staff
members are the first people
students see upon starting
their school day. On FCAT
days the cafeteria is packed
because of the free break-


Rotary Club of Fernandina
Beach, EO. Box 654,.
Fernandiria Beach, FL 32035.


The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliaryr
annually funds a $2,000
scholarship for. a student pur-
suing a career n an allied
health related field. A student
must be a Nassau County res-
ident, 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.
A listing of FSCJ scholar-
ships-can be accessed by
going to www.fsci.edu, select-
ing Florida State College and
then selecting financial
aid/scholarships.


Amelia Island
.NSDAR
The Amelia Island Chapter
Na Iion al Society Daughters of .
the Americanr RevoILlutio~
scholarship prolgra m is open
to Nassau's graduating sen- :
iors. One outstanding student
from each of the four Nassau
County high schools will
receive a check for $1,b00 to
help with their educational
expenses. Winning students
will be honored for their
scholarship, ambition and ini-
tiative.
Applications are available
through the guidance coun- /
selor's office. Deadline is
March 29.
Parents and mentors,
please encourage your own
deserving high school senior


to obtain and complete the
application, proof-read it for
them arid see that they .
get it back to the guidance
c~ournslor ;n time to be con-
elidere~d:dIonthis: valuablee.
honor. .*
If your strident wins, the
Amelia Island Chapter will
treat you and your student
with a special avciards .
ceremony and luncheon at
their May meeting. If you
have any questions, call the
Scholarship Chairman at
277-6775.

ROtaryoub
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach is accept-
ing applications for its schol-
arship program, open to all
seniors graduating from -
Nassau County high schools.


Applicants must:Be a senior
at a' Nassau county high
school; be in the top 25 per-
cent of the class; provide one
letter. of reference from
school faculty, employer or
community leader; provide a
resume outlining current -
classes, extracurricular .
activities, community service,
work activities and interests;
Complete the application
cover letter and provide
school guidance counselor' i
.endorsement of GPA and 8
class rani -
Applications are available
at all high school guidance
offices and at www.fernandin-
abeachrotaryclub.o~rg.
Completed packets must be
submitted to your guidance
office by March 15 or post-
marked by March 15 to the.


Learn about two-semester food program at information session Wednesday
Florida Coast Career Tech, a divi- Building 29, Room A111. The two- the information session and then Food Preijaration, the first 300-' Kevin Nacke has 18 years in food
sion of Florida State College, is semester program was created to complete an application, the Test of hour training class, will begin at the service and is certified by the
offering a new workforce certificate prepare individuals for employment Adult Basic Education and the feder- B~etty P. Cook Nassau Center Feb. 6. American Culinary federation.
program in Commercial Food and in the culinary and hospitality fields. al financial aid application. A high Classes will meet Monday-Thursday The Betty E! Cook Nassau Center
Culinary Arts to Nassau residents.; The 600 hours of training will make school diploma is not required. -from 4-9 p.m. until May 24. is located at 76346 William Burgess
A one-hour information session graduates stand out from other Tuition scholarships fb~r Florida resi- Restaurant Cook, the second 300- Blvd., in Yulee. For more informa-
will be held Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at the applicants in the hospitality industry. dents are available from the Betty E? hour class for the certificate, will be tion or to RSVP call Tina Elmore at
Betty E? Cook Nassau Center in Interested residents need to attend Cook Scholarship Fund. offered in the summer term. Chef 548-4435.


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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 WorkaWanted 403 FrrnadHnoal-Hom/Prcirt 606 PY~ES;;re-chkes 619 usinessEqulFpment 800REALESTATE 813 In~vestment2rP~ropr 858 Condos-Unfumnished
101 Card of Thankcs 20S Live-in Heip 404 Monmey To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles~ 620 tcal-Wiood-fuel 801 i~anted t~~;o 8t orRt 814 Wes Nafsau CountY 859 Homes-Furnished
102 lost & Found 206 'Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce- 621 Gardenitlawn ipEaupmn 802 Mobi-e Homes 815 Kin~gsland/St. Marys 860 Homes-Unfurnished
103 InMemortam 207 Susiness Opportunit 501 Equipment 609 App lanes 622 D~antsSeeds/Fe-rt~iizer 803 Mobiie Htome Lot 816 Camden County 861- Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestodck Suppi~es 610 Ai~~iiUnsr CnitEionrsHat 623 Swzap/Trade 804 Amelia Isiand Homes 817 Oth~er Aeas 862 Sed & Breakfast
105 Public Notias 301 Schrzoos &Insruction 503 PetsSupplies 6L1 Home Fumish~ings 624 WCanted to Suy 805 Baches 850 RENTALS 86 C mitera/Rtl
106Happy ard 302 Diet/Exrcise 504 Servics 612 Musc~aiL srumentsp~~ 625 Fre Itemrs 806 Wartefront 851 Roommate Wanted 865 WCmecaMrehous
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 "devjision-Riadio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condominimus 852 Mobile Homes 901 TaRANoSPOTTO
108 Gift Shops 305 listoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelcy/Watchres 701 Boats & Trariers 808 Off Island/Yulee 853 Mobile Home lots 901 Automobiles
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Artiles for Sale 615 Buiiding Materiajs 702 oa~t Supplies/Dockage 809 Lots 854 Room 902 Trucks
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouuse 703 SpomErtEuipent Sales 810 Farmis &Acraeag 855 Apartments-Furnished 903 Vans
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 MaHirtery-Tools- oup. 704 Re2crton Vehicles 811 Commercal/Retar i 856 Apartments-Unfum. 904 Motorcycles
203 Hfote~l/Resaurant 402 Stockcs&Bonds 605 Computers-Suppiles 618 Auctions 705 Computers&Su~pplie 812 PropertyExchange 857 Condos-Furnishied 905 Commercial

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102 Lost & Found
FOUND PERSIAN CAT In North
Hampton. Call (904)321-2267.
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Sooiety
facility located at 671 Airport: Rd. next
to~the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
Ucense Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
License building (904)491-7440.
MALE BENGAL CAT missing from
Heron Isles Subd. (off Chester Rd in
Yle s nee nmes ") ". Silver c
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104 Personals
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based on race, color, religion, sex,
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I do an is ina reference,
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COMPUTER GEEK WANTED Must be
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experience a plu;s. Flexible part-time
hours. Apply online at
www,.nassau healIthfoods. net
EXPERIENCED Part-time Kitchen
Help for small island cafe. Apply
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NOW INTER E tNG or C%-1 peent
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w r rlh hrt mes koverseie me ch

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of downtown Fernandina Beach. Please
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HEAT & AIR JOBS Ready to work? ~
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& a ndill tech. Booth rent or commis-
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of established business. Call (904)277-
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how to spot medical billing scams.
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301 Schools &
InStrUCtion
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for
hands on Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)
314-3769. ANF

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Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV
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Medical, Business, Criminal lustice.
Job placement assistance. Computer
available. Financial aid if qualified.
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www centuraonline.com. ANF '




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503 Pets/Supplies
FREE TO GOOD HOME Male led
nose pit bulldog, pretty reddish brown
color 1 yr old. No papers hasn't been
neutered. (9042583-3713 or 277-6551

SIAMESE MIX KITTENS free to
good home. Neutered/spayed & 1st
shots. Lost Red Male Chow Chow -
Reward. Call (904)225-9940.


601 Garage Sales
BIG YARD SALE Furniture,
household stuff, glassware, pictures,
baby stuff, dishes, lots more. Frt. &
Sat., 8am-3pm. 95633 Springhill Rd.,
Nassauville.
FRI 20 AND SAT 21 BIG MOVING
SALE 87164 KIPLING; DRIVE
YULEE @ BELLS RIVER ESTATES!I
FROM 8:00 to 4:00. Everything M~UST
GO. Furniture, Tools, Gym equipment,
a lot of House Decorations, Cleaning
Comp equipment and supplies.
YARD SALE Sat. 1/21. 9am-1pm.
H&H Tire Service, on S. 8th St. Too
many items to list. Let's make a deal!
ESTATE SALE Oak antique
furniture Including Hoosler cabinet,
kit. cupboard, dresser with beveled
mirror, table w/6 chairs, hall tree,
coat racks, nesting tables, wash-
sthand La a nT secret lin oni

ice bx pobther o tk Ieshal tnabpe
Kenmore washer/dryer, Frigida re
ref Hotpoint ref Frigidaire electric
rne nbarst Ils, csoa W bincs
regulator, marble top tables, pair
Cranberry lamps, Ed son phono-
grap with records, needlepoint
rokr, ata brass flor lamp, antd

sa d, mctp. lov os a, g nstsemsmmo
ladiewi chairs, assorted sizes book-
cases, )enny Lind twin beds, day
bed, ]eeiv~ry, artwork, some sterling,
shet ngick M aono pla es, Gbon
stereo viewer, slides, new Victor 12
gauge, ant. book stand, brass fan
fireplace screen, leather oxblood
Lazy Boy, harp table, ComfortPedic
by Simmons bed, artwork galore,
old frames, Moss Rose, Noritake,
Windsor chairs, Castor sets, dry
sink, opera glasses, rugs, Harmony
Kingdom collection, record collect-
ion, CD collection, library full of
books, electronic roorr full, cameras,
glassware, china, kitchenware, bath,
linen, clothes 14 to 16, love seat,
TV, Bar-B-Q, garage items, vintage
Murray bike, assorted outdoor
furniture, seashells & much more.
Jan. 19, 20, 21, Thurs-Sat., 8am-
3p. 2417 Pirates Bay, follow red &






602 Articles for Sale
TREADMILL Slightly used Proform
Crosswalk upper body arms, $325. TV
TABLE 30" x 30"H 2 door cabinet,
$25. (904)261-5195

S U0 Miclaeu


201 Help Wanted
ISLAND HAIR CO. Position available
for experienced Hairstyllst to assume
clientele. Also, Nail Tech position avail-
able. Commission or booth rent. Call
Marge 583-3336 or Phyllis 753-0363-
BOOKK position available. Competitive salary,
full medical & dental benefits. Must
have bookkeeping -and/or accounting
exp. Must be proficient with PeachTree
Accounting Software. Contact John at
(904)321-7356 ifinterested.
A BETTER CAREER with Melton.
Great equipment & benefits. 2 mos
CDL Class A driving exp. (877)258-
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DRIVER Start out the year with daily
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dispatch. Van &refrigerated. CDL-A, 3
mos recent exp req'd. (800)414-9569,

SPORTS &nFITNESS CORDINATOR
(Part ime at Frakn dinaaBeacd Bo la
with high energy who loves working
with kids between 6 and 18. Send
reSUme to lobschbacn~ora
MARKETER -Audition to be our
famous Lady Liberty. Male & female.
Energy & enthusiasm a must! Call
(904)310-6273.
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PT/32
hor wek wth erbneft acBaptis
y 9'BS of exp FL PA lic, & Master's
9ere 5sreq ired. Fax resume to

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Clinic in Ferndnanna is seeking a PT
physical therapy aid. No experience
reqUlred. Fax resume to ( 0)261-
5852. *
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Meet alot of people! Apply at:
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HAIR STYLIST Must be professional
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(904}491-0991 & speak to lessica or
Alison.

DRIVERS Run 5 State Regional! Get
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yr OTR flatbed exp. req'd. SUNBELT
TRANSPORT, LLC (800)572-5489 ext.
227. ANF


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fleet Volvo tractors. 1 yr OTR exp req.
Tanker training avail. (877)882-6537,
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204 Work Wanted

COCRT SErA Str yu e

$599. 491-4383 or 237-7324

SCREEN PORCHES
Very reasonable-
Licensed, Insured.
References available. (904)206-0005

MALE CNA/CAREGIVER available to
povid i hm~e4-care assistance FT or
PT Cal(0)5-97
SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN -
Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465

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NORTH POINTE 925 Tarpon. 28R/
2.5BA townhouse. Pool, covered
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OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/18A, tile
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626 S. 8TH ST DT Historic 2,200 st,
For sale 5335k
Sadler 1,500-40,000O sf. avail. Pnc
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AMELIA LAKES CONDOS Uiving in
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ct resort-styl pool, ten-nis &
more? Lots of upgrades! Starting at
lust 5749/mo! Call Tammy for our
irinter ~ a)ca a 94 1-6969 for a

THE COLONY 28R/2BA/2-cr gar_
Sv.aiasonlyN "'n" in". i
(,214)691-9131.

859 fa
SUMMER BEACH VILLAGE Fum.
3BR/28A, 2-car gar., gated, onmm
pod Ta mnlec. RetalOdayw(



1307 CLINCH DR. 3BR/2BA, garage,
workshop, large party room, sec.
system, new carpe~t. $1095. Nckk
Deanas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
3BR/1BA HOUSE ON ISLAND -
Great location. $850/mo + $850 depth
Call (904)753-3256 for details.
4BR/4.5BA LAKEFRONT HOME in
Oy~s er Ba 07inifloor plan: Sega t
neighborood. $1800/no. Call Tiffany
(904) 335-0583 for details.
4BR EXCUTIVE HOME w/pool, in
gated community. Rec room, tiourmet
kitchen, 4-season sunroom, acre of
land, 2 miles to 195, on marsh. Avail in
February. $2000/mo. (912)882-3859
ATTRACTIVE HOUSE on 5. 6th St
3BR/1BA, just minutes from historic
district. Call (904)753-1346.
BRICK HOUSE 1 3BZat $ 00 mp
dposit. Service animals only. Call
(904)704-4989or 225-5392.
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(904)556-9140


3BR/28A NASSAU LAKES Open
floor plan, garage. $1,050/mo. First
month + $1,050 dep & ref. No
smoking. Service animals only. Call
Kate (900491-0112

FISHERNIANS DELIGHT (2) Water-
front horb~es for rent on same property.
Large lot on river with dock for fishing.
IBR/1BA $650. 2BR/1BA $775. Can
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PROFESSONAL OFFICE SPACE
AVAILABLEc in historic district. Ideal
for home ofiCe away from home.
(904)491-1774
VARIOUS OFFICES 600-1500st.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Space
-Offices, suites, studio space.
Includes janitor, utilities, secure WI-FI
network, parking. Starting @ $150/mo.
Current tenancy Includes 'non-profit,
-social services, education & training.
1303 3asmine St. (904)583-0058

.1000 SQ. FT. of office space at 1890
hr 1 tio S. 750/mo. Call 753-2004


COUT Moust beloa e In~ go
hunting area. Not a Club; to individuals
only. Est0 of0 Route 1 a plus. Call
(904)2 102.





3AGUAR 2000 S-TYPE - 3.0L.
$4,500. See at AII Pro Auto on Sadler.


IFE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS A
28R/2L.56A beach townfhouse in a quiet
ne~mcc set. A9 ma
appliance furmished! indu~in an inside

Must be~ seen to be appreciated. CaH
261-6227 for an appoinrment.

Af PrdbF AUPin $ e*fo 560-
2 Bedr~ooms. Post Oak Apartments
(905)277-7817. Handc&ap Accessible


2BR/1BA unfurnished upstairs beach
Ssid nuni atd 8 Fecr ord
out. CH&A &washer/dryer. $950 w/6
month lease & $300 deposit $100 off
2nd months rent w/6 month lease.
Utilities included except phone. Service
animals only & no smoking. Reference
es required. Also, 2BR/1BA down-
stairs unit -$900/mo. Call 277-3317
oremailrlemmand~comcastn net

OCEANFRONT 2BR/1BA Reason
able~. Private walkway to beach. Call
(904)504-7452, (904)261-5069 or
(904)583-1675.
3BR/2BA top floor of~duplex. 1 block
from ocean, deluxe ?appliances, large
deck, very nce58 -100 mo., lase pl s
deposit (904) 8-09
835 ELLEN 5"T. 2BR/1.5BA, town-
flOUSE. New Carpet, fenced backyard.
$875. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)
277-0006



OCEAN FRONT 2BR/2BA, L/P rental,
poo fi hing oir 5 nis, wialkoyde
phone, & table. (904)583-2785


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RESIDENTIAL
LONG ,TERM '
2820 A First Ayenue -2BRil 5BA $925 a
sponth + utilities.
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3423 S.,Fletcher Upstairs 2BR/IBA Fumrnihed
oceanview some utilities included $.1000/month.
Mariners Wak 3BR/2BA, 1;50` sq~ft near Riz-
CaAM onF Adno Etinrrimishe $ 2001mo~cutil
a.;i~it i lAt.r.l:hed 18til 14,},h; L.e
31 Cl;!Irrla Iry:hadir .7.0':[ut.II~ rle. <.<4.. e er r
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20Q3 FORD TAURUS SEDAN Power
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Spanish Oaks, 3/2 wvell 91027 TEAL COURT 85490 Alene~ Road2007
maintained home. Fenced M~arsh Lakes, 311R/3BA: ~3/BR 2 BA Spacious
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338/40 TARPON AVE., 5494 Ervin St, Great opportunity on 96209 CAPTAINS POINTE
33'8/40 Tarpon Ave., 5 Plex at 'he equer of Lw and Ervirt street oin RD. Premium residential lot
Main Beach, can be sold sep- 50'x115' lot is fenced. Price includes `in gated .community.
arately two homes being sold "as is"with the $119,900 MLS#56321.
$420,000 MLS#51 366 righ to inspect. The homnes are present.











YUI.EE 86204 Hayley PI. ON ISLAND Priced to sell! 633 Ocean Ave (house)&i 634
2 bedroom 2 bath, 2090 sq ft "AS IS" $35,000 N. lerther.one uacrtoe bin4
home on 1.67 acres Large MLS#56202. interest for sale."As Is"
block bam with water/power~ 5165,000 MLS#55815.
$79,000 MTS# 54642.



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1Br tumished condo avail 338-A Tarpon Ave -
able until3/31/2012 at I BR/1 BA,two blocks from
51200/mo.plus tax. Ocean 5550/m~o. Commercial Office Space

'?"" e 2B11B *85543 Elise Road, Yulee, avliable.1939 1949 8 tlie
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ORUONFURN ISHED 38R/35BA, Esebbedroomnhasitsownhada,9ilsof cony.Eutinkitchc 0~e~m~ngcrpradwny oringtwnicala=&plastchisbandsarre
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.47sa st. Marc court Clho cotoay) H30st 2BR/2Bd Towpnhame Condo,
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cargaagearbuiltngril~vailble~ach~st995 argraeAv labPb~le~eruays $900
* 1842 Springbrook Road (Egans Bluf Subdivision) 2064st 4B/2BA Full 3684 Pirst Avenae, 2070t- 4BR/3BA -Twro~astrbrtha Walk to theBch
Mlasr bath, earper and vinyl floor, cable/sme~l~e TV ready, private yard/court- or BBQon yoo us badck dc. Dining in living rom/cgret onowtmcose pnryi
yard wiccth-i~e Tdr~.ee-ibsk ar nd> SINGLE AMIL YhOMElS OFF ISLAND *84 I ac Ws Road (Trl rnCnoii) ~8o0 ZW B
* seasrsintra street pthe Hidesway Subdivison) 1692sf- 3BR/2BA Open Oogot lt lns al/aelt ~edeeaogtdcmuiyad
flor pan kiche oenstolare lvig rom fu Mate bah ithdoulesins'pool. Water, sewer and trash included in rent. Also on Slale Mlarkt Avaiblale
eat i kidrrchn~crpean vinyl flooing, plastic b;lnds, patio/deck, clubhouse and Febmru ary1t $1995
community pool, 2 caIe~dr ~nsga~rage nd rvwyp 51200 COMRA 7, gyggy
* 98987 Ridgewood Circle (Lofton Points Sulbdivison) 1800sf 3BR/2BA *. AmealaParks Towne Cnter Of~icspae, 4,500stw~lill divd
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* 186048 Knotted Osk Way (Iickery VIIlsge Sulbdivkion) 1877sfy 4BR/2BA *Cnr tet&4s(wnBd)idvdaocs
Open floo plan wid eat in kitchen. Carpet and vinyl Ioors., Covered back patio 1799B US HIWY 17 -. 1198sCommrcialmilding, $1,500/mo*
opens to tened-~in back yard. Conveniendyg locOdd near schols, shopping and I Sadler Road 625sfbunilding on 1 ancrlot. $1,500
95. 2 car garae $1295 S. 14th Stret Gasmine Plaz~a) Approd2400sf Commercial space $10/sf
* 87481 curfass Way (Phnae Woods Subdivision) 2460sf3BR/2BA Completely 116B Centre St. 2900sf $3,000/mo.
reodeledl Opnhoorplan with aleadita ilings. Two Master htn o4mldn *-GatewayItodmella- Snlte 201N, 2rooms withrotal370st, includetmfies
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