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County code

could limit


Nassau County Code Enforcement
might no longer investigate anony-
mous complaints. Aiming to stem the
flow of such complaints, Nassau
County Commissioners voted unani-
mously Monday to adopt a policy
reflecting a change in priorities.
Pending approval at a public hear-
ing-to be set in February or March -
the new policy would restrict code
enforcement officers from investigating
anonymous complaints.
"Ifyou're comfortable with this, we
could get a jumpstart and adopt this
policy, and then bring back the ordi-
nance for the public hearing," said
Commission Chair StacyJohnson.
Commissioner Walter Boatright
"Nothing says if it don't work, we
can't change it again in two months or
three months down the road if we need
to tweak it," he said.
The policy is modeled on Walton
County's. County Attorney David
Hallman told commissioners the board
initially directed his office to prepare an
ordinance reflecting the proposed
changes and his legal assistant Joyce
Bradley found Walton's policy, which
mirrored the board's desires.
"Anonymous complaints will not be
investigated," said Johnson.
Under the proposed policy, anony-
mous complaints would only be inves-
tigated if code enforcement officers
received multiple complaints for the
same violation. Then the officer would
have the option of requesting an inves-
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water bill

As many as 20 commercial cus-
tomers on Amelia Island's south end
were undercharged for water usage
during an almost two-year-long billing
error by county-owned Nassau-Amelia
Utilities, said County Manager Ted
While the county will not back bill
affected customers, Selby said some of
them will pay on future bills amounts
three or four times what they paid prior
to the correction.
"Some of them will look for sharp
increases in their bill starting within
this next month," the county manager
told commissioners Monday. The cus-
tomers were not identified, but some of
them could use tens of thousands of
gallons of water per month.
According to a Jan. 23 letter
addressed to those affected, county
laws permit the utility to credit or bill
customers for overcharges or under-
charges, respectively. In fact, laws enti-
tle the utility to collect back bills for up
to 12 months for any undercharges
resulting from the utility's mistake.
Selby said an annual audit discov-.
ered the utility was charging affected
accounts as Commercial Water Usage
when they should have been charged
as Commercial Irrigation Usage.
"It was discovered by the auditors
this year in delving into the Nassau-
Amelia Utility operations that 20-some
accounts had been miscoded," he told
commissioners. "The vast majority of
those were that way when we bought
the utility and we never went back and
checked it or caught it in the process,
The audit was prompted by the
April 1, 2010 adoption of a tiered-pay-
WATER Continued on 3A


A large alligator appears to be snoozing on the banks of Egans
Creek in the Greenway'just south of Jasmine Street recently, but -
a closer look shows the gator has an eye on you.

More time for

airport tenant

in debt
City commissioners decided
Tuesday that Island Aviation, which
owes the city tens of thousand of dol-
lars in back rent, will be allowed to
remain a tenant at the airport on a
month-to-month lease.
As part of the contract, which is
not yet finalized, Island Aviation may
also turn over some of its equipment
to the city, apparently worth up to
$200,000, and will also have more
time to pay $16,000 owed to the coun-
ty in back taxes.
The vote was 4-1. Commissioner
Sarah Pelican voted against the plan.
City officials found out in
November 2010 that Island Aviation,
the city's airport maintenance opera-
tion, was $65,000 behind in its rent.
The city put Island Aviation on a pay-
ment schedule at a minimum of
$5,000 per month, but the company

City delay

of interim
Fernandina Beach Commission-
ers decided at a special meeting
Tuesday tI ,-xl.-nd the deadline for
applying "r Ihb job of interim city
manager t. -1 .'4 p m today. Thatwill
allow several applicants for interim
city manager solicited from the
International City/County Manage-
ment Association to get their infor-
mation in to the city clerk's office.
, Commissioners had previously
determined at a Jan. 18 meeting the
deadline to submit resumes to City
Clerk Mary Mercer should be Jan. 20
at 4:30, p.m.
Ten people submitted resumes to
the city for the job Friday, but
Matthew Brock of Patrick AFB sub-
mitted his Monday.
Mayor Arlene Filkoff said she had
spoken with Paul Sharon of the
International City/County Manage-
ment Association last week and asked
for the names of retired city man-
agers. Filkoff said she was given the
names of potential candidates Brock,


Nassau County Commissioners and Nassau Partners LLC celebrated Monday the initial cleanup of
property at the intersection of 1-95 and A1A. The former Armstrong gas station property had not
been utilized in years and structures remained vacant. Commission Chair Stacy Johnson said, "This
area is the first thing people see when entering our county from the interstate and cleaning this
property is a triumph for both our citizens and Nassau Properties LLC. This is one more example
of how Nassau County is "'open for business.'"

to city
has continued to fall behind.
In November it was determined
Island Aviation, the city's largest air-
port tenant, had missed five rent pay-
ments in 2011 and at that time owed
the city $76,925, including penalties.
According to City Airport Manager
Richard Johnson, Island Aviation still
owes about $80,000 .illi '..Ihvr, and
both the city and county have levied
liens against the company.
Resident Andrew Curtin, who has
served on the city's Airport Advisory
Board, said that, "as bad as it is, it's up
to the lessee to pay rent." Curtin also
said city officers "failed to enforce
the terms of the lease" and that a bet-
ter solution could have been reached.
Curtin also blamed former city
manager Michael Czymbor and other
city officials for the situation, "which
reflects very badly on the city, the
way it was handled."
AIRPORT Continued on 3A

rs choice

Richard Gestrich of Oviedo and W.D.
Higginbotham of Seminole, but was
not able to contact Brock until late last
The interim city manager would
replace former city manager Michael
Czymbor, whQ.resigned under pres-
sure Janrf::. w.vhii th:. <:_;y seeks a
permanent- eplac iu e rn
Resident Andi: ew Ci.rtin said at
the meeting that he had looked at
the applicants' resumes and was not
sure whom he would support, but
encouraged commissioners to choose
a local candidate.
"I should think we would want
someone local rather than someone
from outside," Curtin said.
Resident Dorothea Stillwell agreed
with Curtin, saying the interim man-
ager should be "a local person (who
would have) local taxpayers at heart"
But she added that commissioners
should not vote for an interim man-
ager until they had a chance to look
over the resumes thoroughly.
Local candidates include former
CITY Continued on 3A


man's goal:

White House
Community Newspapers
A Callahan resident announced his
candidacy for U.S. president at a news
conference Saturday afternoon at his
home on Oscar Lane. However, only
two relatives and one media represen-
tative attended the fundraiser held in
Michael Whitley's backyard.
Despite the sparse turnout, the
Reform Party candidate will continue
campaign efforts via the Internet
through various political sites and
Facebook. He filed his intent to run in
September. He has raised $250 for his
campaign, according to his website.
As Whitley stood outdoors near the
handcrafted podium in front of a U.S.
flag Saturday, he expressed his desire
to serve as commander in chief with
the platform, "Common Man with a
Common Sense Plan."
"I don't see anybody that's going to
do anything that's going to help this
country get back to work," he said.
Although Whitley faces opponents
who are backed by millions of dollars,
years of political experience and college
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FRIDAY. JA\.W 27.2012 NEWS News-Leader

Doris J. McFadden
Mrs. Doris J. McFadden,
age 86, of Amelia Island passed
away Tuesday afternoon,
January 24, 2012 at Quality
Health of Fernandina Beach.
She was born on April 26,
1925 in Philadelphia, PA, the
daughter of the late William
Phillips and Gladys Phillips
(nee-Wilson). Mrs. McFadden
was a 1943 graduate of Olney
High School in Philadelphia,
She married Walter J.
McFadden on July 23, 1947 and
together they opened a survey
business that required them
both to travel the entire United
States for the first eight years of
their marriage. They then set-
tled in Ormond Beach, FL for
the next 43 years and in 1999
moved to the Amelia Island
Plantation for their remaining
Doris's Great-Great Grand-
father, James Wilson, was one of
the signers of the Declaration of

Gerald A. Sopkowiak
Mr. Gerald A. "Jerry"
Sopkowiak, age 65, of
Fernandina Beach, passed away
on Tuesday afternoon, January
24, 2012 at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau.
Born in Honolulu, HI he was
one of three children born to
the late Ambrose and Maxine
Leonora Bartholf Sopkowiak.
His father's U.S. Navy career
required his family to move to
various duty stations, landing
them in Jacksonville, FLin 1951.
Jerry graduated from Paxon
High School, Class of 1965.
After high school, Mr.
Sopkowiak enlisted and served
in the U.S. Army. Upon being,
honorably discharged, he
returned home to Jacksonville
and began a long career in the
Automotive Industry. Since his
early'20s he worked in various
capacities in parts sales, travel-
ing extensively throughout the
United States. .
Before retiring he worked
with I-CAR, serving as the
Southeastern Regional
Manager of Sales and Training.
He and his wife, Jean, moved
to Fernandina Beach in 1996.
Mr. Sopkowiak. was an avid
outdoorsman, losing fishing,
Itunting. bii d watching and any-
thing to do with nature He was
a former docent'and guide of
the beach walk at Fort Clinch

James Tilden Ware III
James (Jim) Tilden Ware III
died Wednesday, January 18,
2012 after a long illness.,Born in
Lynchburg, Virginia on
February '6, 1941, he was the
son of Mildred Parsons Ware
and James Tilden Ware Jr.
Jim attended the University
of Virginia and began a 30-
year career in computer, sys-
tems. He founded Sys-Print, Inc.
in Atlanta, GA, which later
became Cedar Document
Technologies, a computer soft-
ware service company. He
retired after a' stroke in
Jim was an active member of
Amelia Baptist Church where
he served on many commit-
tees and was also an active

r -

She leaves
behind her hus-
band of 64
years, Walter J.
McFadden, of
Amelia Island,
FL, her daugh-
ters Linda

Johnston and her husband
Carroll Johnston, DDS of
Lovettsville, VA and Ann Fulton
and her husband Robert Fulton
of Del Ray, FL, her sons Scott J.
McFadden and Todd J.
McFadden, both of Ormond
Beach, FL
A private memorial service
will be held in the Chapel of the
Amelia Island Plantation and
she will be laid to rest in the
Plantation Chapel Columbar-
ium. 'Memorials may be made
in Doris's name to Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida,
4266 Sunbeam Road, Jackson-
ville, FL 32257.
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors

State 'Park in
Beach. He was
a longtime
member of the
Legion and the
Veterans of

Mr. Sopkowiak leaves
behind his wife, Jean H.,Sopko-
wiak, Fernandina Beach, FL,
children, Amy Sopkowiak
Howell (Ricky), St. Johns, FL,
Dr. Tracy Sopkowiak Tyson
(Dr. Robert Tyson), St. Johns,
FL, Courtney Lane Sopkowiak,
Atlanta, GA, Lisa Renee Dillard
(Chad), Jacksonville, FL, two
sisters, SherylDean Yates,
Bryceville, FL, Kathaleen
Lenore Chrosniak, Jacksonville,
FL, eight grandchildren,
Nicholas, Alex, Brooks, Taylor,,
Emma, Jude, Kate, Jack, three
nieces, Velvet, JoAnn, Lenora, a
nephew, Michael, and a great-
niece, Jennica.
. A Celebration of his life will
take place at 2:00 pm on
Saturday at his home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Fort Clinch State Park HOSP,
2601 Atlantic Ayenue,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Please, share his life story at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

member of CBS..'
He is survived by Joanne.
Ware, his wife of 46.years; his
daughter, Mayzee Day of
Fernandina Beach; his son,
James Tilden Ware IV and wife,
Tina Ware, of San Diego, CA;
four grandsons; and his sister,
Emily Ware Shenal and hus-
band, John V. Shenal.
A memorial service was held
Saturday, January 21, 2012 at
Amelia Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests donations to Wears
Valley Ranch (for boys and
girls), 3601 Lyons Spring Rd.,
Sevierville, TN 37862, Amelia
Baptist Church, or Community
Eternity Funeral Home Nassau


Susie Boatright, age 86, died on Wednesday morning, Jan.
25, 2012 at her Fernandina Beach residence. Funeral services will
be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in the Stephens Chapel at
Green Pine Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Green ,Pine
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday
at the funeral home.
Green Pine Funeral Home

511 Ash Street,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-3696, Fax 261-3698
Webslte for email addresses:

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Court orders third

exam for Larkin

News Leader

Questions concerning the
mental fitness of Gregory
David Larkin linger as the
court ordered Thursday yet
another psychological evalua-
tion of the convicted murderer.
Circuit Court Judge Robert
Foster ordered a third mental
evaluation of Larkin, delaying
once more the penalty phase of
his murder trial A jury ruled
Jan. 10 that he killed his par-
ents, Dick and Myra Larkin of
Amelia Island, in April 2009.
"I once again want to offer
to you the services of a court-
appointed attorney," Foster
told the defendant Thursday.
Larkin, 38, has represented
himself since firing his attor-
ney last falL
Larkin declined the offer,
but he retains Assistant Public
Defender Brian Morrissey as
his standby counsel.
Foster addressed Larkin's
reported confusion regarding
a second case against him in
which he is charged with
grand theft auto related to his
possession of his parents' only
vehicle, a Mercury
Mountaineer, following their

T h e
judge told
Larkin that
case remains
in limbo, but
that he antic-
ipated the
State Attor-
Iarldkin ney's Office
would "not
the second case regardless of
the results of the murder case.
Foster ordered a second
evaluation by psychologist Dr.
Janice Walton after he deemed
conclusions from the first one
- performed by Dr. William
Meadows "flimsy at best."
Meadows had suggested that
Larkin may have been "hiding
or minimizing" a possible
underlying mental illness. The
results of Walton's evaluation
were not- released in court on
Thursday. .
Foster sought an -initial
mental health evaluation fol-
lowing Larkih's conviction after
Modtrissey expressed concern
that Larkin might-sufferi from
"psychotic disturbances."
Larkin will receive his,third
evaluation Saturday. Court pro-
ceedings related to the case
will tonitinue next Thursday.

Great Women' series

commit to museum

The Amelia Island Muse-
um of History has declared
2012 as the Year of the Woman.
Often overlooked in history,
women have. played'an inte-
gral .role in shaping world
events. In continuing celebra-
tion'of this, the museum is pre-
senting a lecture series to
showcase some of today's
most influential women. The
schedule is as follows:
Feb. 25 at 4 p.m.-ni-
Ambassador Nancy Soder-
berg, former U.S. ambassador
to the United Nations under
President Bill Clinton. Today
she is a Distinguished Visiting
Scholar al th Univ-ei aity uf
North Florida and the presi-7
dent of the Connect U.S..Fund,
which works to strengthen
U.S. collaboration with other
nations to help solve the
world's biggest problems.
March 3 at 4 p.m. -
General Carol Mutter, thefirst
woman in U.S. armed forces
'.history to achieve the rank of
three-star general. Retiring
from the U:S. Marine Corps in
1999, Mutter is also the first
woman to qualify as Command
Center Crew Commander/
Space Director at U.S. Space
March 9 at'6 .p.m. -
Melissa Ross, anmaccomplished
journalist and host of the Jack-
sonville radio show, First Coast
Connect. With more than 20
years of broadcasting experi-

ence, Ross has'won three
.regionalEmmy Awrds for her
news and" fatuie reporting.
-Seating is limited and tick-
ets are,available. at the muse-
um. Each event 'is .$10 for,
museum mfnembeis or $15 for-
nonmembers. Tickets for all.
three events can be bundled
for $25 for museum members
.or .-40 for nonmembers All
three events will be held at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
clubhouse, 2)800 Bill Melton
Road, Fernandina Beach. For
moreinloirmiatiun contact Alex
at 261-737S, ext 102 oi
Also, tljemiseut ymrpipds
residents that it isn't too late to

es offered hrhiugh' FSCJ's
Ceriei for Lifelong Leai ning.
Classes are held at the Floi ida
State College Betty P. Cook
Nazsau Center in Yulee and
Si Peter's Episcopal Church
in Fri nandina Beach. Thereg-
istration fee is S0 per class.
Classes include- Chine-se
Folk Religion; The Art of
Photography: The Evolution
of a NewiArt Form; Crime
Scene Nassau; Oenology 101-
How to EnjoyWine; Treasure,
Hunting 101; and Cornparative
Mytholog .
FQi information orp to c-eI oil
call 548-4432 ;or visit

Free tax filing help

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. VITAvol-
unteers are certified by the
IRS and work in cooperation
with the Real sensee Prosperity
Campaign, a United Way ini-
tiative, and in partnership with
the Nassau County Public.
Library System.
For appointments at the
Atlantic Rec Center and the
Peck Center- call the
Fernandina Beach library at
277-7365. Walk-ins are wel-
come and will be assisted after
appointments. Bring photo ID,
your 2010 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., through April
12. Call 277-7365. Walk-ins OK .
Appointimpnts. at the-
Peck Center;.516 South 10th
St.,; are-Wediiesiys-from 4-7
p.m. in- the -reception room,
through April 1t1. Call 277-
7365. WalkIn ps.O
lWolrSource, 96042
Lofton S are Court, Yulee,
provides assistance Tuesday-
Thursday,. 9 ,a.m.-3 p.m.,
through April 12..Call 432-
0009, ext 2660 for a reserva-




The Jaycees were preparing, for the second
annual Golden Crown Prix car race at the
Fernandina Beach airport, expected to draw thou-
sands of visitors.
January 25, 19.62
The Nassau County School Board, chided for
not making Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday
a civic holiday, said that was up to employees dur-
ing contract negotiations.. -.
.' : January 29, 1987
The Nassau County Commission voted 3-2 to
buy 4.3 acres next to the temporary courthouse
in Yulee to expand the booming Building
January 25, 2002



Nassau County Sierra
Club, partnering with E-
Scrap, will hold a post-
Christmas Electronics
Recycling Day on Jan. 28
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
Yulee Home Depot parking
lot. Accepted items are: cell
phones and other hand-held
devices, computers, MP3s,
printers, DVD players, digi-
tal cameras. TVs, VCRs,
stereo equipment, and other
electronic surplus. The
Environmental Protection
Agency estimates that only
15-20 percent of e-waste is
recycled, the rest goes
directly into landfills and
incinerators. The recycling
event ensures safe and envi-
ronmentally sound disposal
of discarded electronics.
Blod drive
* Osprey Village will host a
blood drive on Jan. 30 from
10 a.m.-1 p.m. It takes less
than an hour to donate and
you could save three lives.
For information or to RSVP,
call 277-8222.
Gary W. Belson Associ-
ates Inc. offers gun courses
at the Range & Educational
Training Center-in Nassau
County. A Concealed Wea-
pon License Course will be
offered and Jan. 30, Feb. 3
and 6 at 5:15 p.m. A Basic .
with Defensive Tactics
Course will be offered Feb.
11 at 7:45 a.m. Contact Bel-
son at 491-8358, 476-2037or;
gbelson@bellsouth.net. Visit..
Join Walkin' Nassau and
the Trail Forgers at Fort
George and Kingsley
Plantation on Feb. 4. Meet at
8!45 a.m. in Ribault Club
parking.lot, 11241 Edgewood
Drive, Jacksonville, to sign
in. Walk for fun or American
Volkssport Association cred-
it. Everyone is welcome.
From Amelia Island take
A1A south to the Kingsley
Plantation sign, turn right
After passing the blinking
light at Huguenot Memorial
Park, the turn for Kingsley
0, Pfantatiop i '10 mile on
your right. F[-llh w th,.r signs

the King.ley Plantration park-
iiIg l,'l Fur in-o',' ltionII conr-
Lact Jane Bailey al .r61-9.s4
The Nassau County
Health Department is offer-
ing a series of four, two-hour
healthy cooking classes from
5:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays,
Feb,. 6, 13, 27 and March 5 at
the Family Education Center
(Yulee Full-Service School),
86207 FeJmor Road, Yulee.
Registration fee is $40
(includes all classes) and $20
for Nassau County School
District employees. There is
a minimum (five people) pre-
class registration to hold
class. For questions or to.
register contact Ashley
Krajewski, Healthy
Communities Healthy/
People program coordinator,
at 548-1853 or Ashley.Kraje
Women of Potential
The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency
. of Nassau County is offering
a Women of Potential em-
ployment training program,
Feb. 7-March 28. Classes will
meet Tuesays from 10 a.m.-
noon at the office, 1303
Jasmine St., Suite 100.
SWomen must be current-
ly unemployed, have a high
school diploma or GED,
undergo a.background
check, provide documenta-
tion of household income
and meet low-income
requirements, to register call.
261-0801, ext 203.
Divorce group
DivorceCare, a 13-week
support group and seminar
for people experiencing sepa-
ration and divorce, features
videotapes with recognized
experts on divorce and
recovery and an opportunity
for group discussion. This
non-denominational group is
open to all. A new group is

forming and will start 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 to
the church office, 261-9527.
Stroke support
The Nassau County
Stroke Support Group will
meet Feb. 9 at 12:30 p.m. at
Savannah Grand, 1900
Amelia Trace Court, with
speaker Dr. Fowler-

Browning. For information
call 321-0898 or 321-2355.
Job seekerhelp
WorkSource has part-
nered with the Northeast
Florida.Community Action
Agency of Nassau County to
offer a free job seeker work-
shop to the public on Feb. 14
at the Peck Center in
Fernandina Beach. Topics
include resumes, 2-3 p.m.
and job search, 3-4 p.m. For
information visit www.work-
Boating course
The United Coast Guard
Auxiliary, Amelia Island,
Flotilla 14-1 will offer an
"About Boating Safely"
course Feb. 18 with registra-
tion at 7:30 a.m. and classes
at 8 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 com-
pletion participants will
receive a state of Florida
boating safety education ID,
good for life. Course fee is
$15. The auxiliary is a volun-
teer organization promoting
boating safety. Call Maurice
Beal at (904) 735-0322 for
Library board
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
library at 277-7365.
Grant writing help
Women of Power and
BellTower Consulting Group
have teamed up to provide
capacity building training to
nonprofit organizations.
LaKeesha Morris, MWS,
CEO of BellTower, has over
10 years of experience man-
aging nonprofit organiza-
tions and securing founda-
tion, local government and
federal grants. She is co-
'founder of Social Savvy
Divas, a social media influ-
encing company.
The workshop on Feb. 25
from '10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
Amelia Island Museum of
History, 233 S. Third St., is
for anyone who-.yants.to. ......
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their writing and planning
skills. Fee is $30. Previous
grant writing experience is
not required.
Proceeds will be donated
to the Cedar Haven
Transitional Housing.project
in Fernandina Beach, Fee
includes materials and light
refreshments. To register
contact LaVerne Mitchell of
Women of Power at (904)
699-7477 or BellTower
Consulting Group at 1-888-
Brain health
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach and the
Alzheimer's Association
present "Maintain Your
Brain" with facilitator
Stephanie Sykes-Burns, pro-
gram coordinator, Alzhei-
mer's Association of Central
and North Florida on Wed-
nesday, March 7 at 10:30,
a.m..The cost is $8, with
lunch provided. RSVP to 261-
3945 or craftydeonps@ya
hoo.com by March 2. Men
and women are invited to
come and find out how to
keep your mind fit just as
you do your body.
Youth forum
The Let the Truth be told
Youth Forum/Luncheon will
be held March 10 from 9
a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Martin
Luther King Center, 1200
.Elm;St., with a panel discus-
-sion concerning preventing
teen pregnancy. The event is
sponsored by the Coalition
Sfor the Reduction/Elimi-
Snation of Ethnic Disparities
in Health (CREED) and is
free and open to the public.
For information contact
Jennett Wilson-Baker at 556-
3363 or Jennett_baker@peo-
Bridge games
Bring a partner and come
play bridge every Tuesday at
6:30 p.m. or Thursday at 1
p.m. at 3024 Sea Marsh

Road, Amelia Island Planta-
tion. Fee is $6. Call Lynn
Leisy at 261-0104.
Utility help
The city of Fernandina
Beach, in partnership with
The Salvation Army, has
implemented the Love Your
Neighbor Donation Program
to help residents pay their
utility bills. Go to www.fbfLus
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FRIDAY. JAN..ARY 27. 2012 NEWS News-Leadier

AIRPORT Continuedfrom LA
Resident Lou Goldman said the city airport
needed both a fixed-base operator and a main-
tenance company. "We should do everything
we can ... to be business-friendly," he said, "or
put out an RFP for a maintenance operation so
we don't have a lapse."
Phil Griffin of Amelia Coastal Realty, who
spoke on behalf of Island Aviation, asked com-
missioners for the matter to be continued anoth-
er week because the company was "close to a
solution," and that it was working with City
Attorney Tammi Bach and Johnson to work
that solution out.
Griffin also said the city would be more busi-
ness-friendly by helping Island Aviation with
its turnaround plan. He added that, without a
maintenance operation, large planes could go to
other airports and the city needs planes coming
in "to keep the Omni (Plantation) and The Ritz-
(Carlton, Amelia Island) fulL"
"My concern is we've gone down this path,"
Commissioner Tim Poynter said. "It doesn't
seem like businesses have been very friendly to
the city."
Griffin also said pilots were avoiding the air-
port because of high fuel costs and because of
a lawsuit with fixed-base operator McGill
Aviation. "They're just avoiding Amelia Island,"
he said. "It's a way bigger picture than a few dol-
lars worth of rent."
"This came up last March and we're owed
more money now than we were then," Vice
Mayor Jeffrey Bunch said. "Another week's not
going to make a difference unless you come up
with $70,000-$80,000. I take offense to (yott say-
ing) people are avoiding Amelia Island because
of fuel costs and lawsuits."
"It's very important that the airport keep a
maintenance operator," said Johnson. "We talked
with (Bach) and came up with a proposal in

CITY Continued from IA
county commissioner Nick
Deonas, Forward Fernandina,
advocate Adam Kaufman, local
activist Dave Lott, attorney and
real estate broker Jon Lasser-
re, retired military profession-
al Timothy Peak, businessman
Terrell Powell and former city
commissioner Ken Walker.'
Commissioner Tim Poynter
said outside applicants should
be included in the discussion if
they had city manager experi-
ence. "To me, I wouldn't want
to not include a person like
that, with that kind of experi-
ence," Poynter said.
"In my opinion, we should
table this until next week to



the best interest of the city... it keeps jobs here
and gives the city the ability to use (Island
Aviation's) assets and get more money from
those assets. I think we can come up with a
workable plan. The city won't suffer and well
keep our maintenance operator."
Bach said her recommendation had been
to terminate Island Aviation's lease, but that, as
part of the solution, the city could take owner-
ship of Island Aviation's equipment, which had
an approximate value of $200,000.
"That's far more than the city is owed," Bach
said. "You can accept (the proposal), modify it
or terminate the lease." But Bach also noted that
if Island Aviation files for bankruptcy, the city
would get nothing.
"I think it's important to have maintenance
at the airport," Poynter said. He suggested the
city should send out an RFP for a new mainte-
nance operator and allow Island Aviation to rent
the space in the interim on a month-to-month
"The value is on the lease, not on the equip-
ment," Poynter said. "It certainly makes more
sense for us to be able to maintain planes. I'm
certainly willing to wait a week to see the magic
that transpires, (but) it concerns me that they
are not current with thb county."
"Hypothetically speaking, if we enter into a
contract (to take the-equipment), what hapgpns
with the taxes for the county?" asked Pelican.
Bach said the cityshould not enter into a con-
tract until the $16,000 owed to the county is
paid. She added that since she had just briefly
spoken with Johnson about the equipment,
there was as yet no such contract.
Poynter suggested the city write a month-to-
month lease and also write an RFP for a new
maintenance operator. "That gives Island
Aviation time to present their plan, which I
think we should do."

give them a fair chance (to
apply)," Commissioner Charles
Corbett said. "We need to be
fair with all of them and let
everybody have the same
advantage ... and be able to
study everybody. I got Mr.
Brock's resume today. ..: He
looks like a solid candidate."
Poynter suggested com-
missioners postpone the dis-
cussion for a week to "think
about all these people ... (and)
to do additional due diligence."
Pelican then asked if the
interim position could be open-
ed up to others who may have
wanted to submit resumes.
"It ought to be open again,"
Corbett said. He suggested the
deadline be 4:30 today.

In the end, commissioners
agreed unanimously to the new
deadline and to allow new
applicants to submit their
resumes for the position.
A meeting to discuss appli-
cants has been tentatively
scheduled for Tuesday at 5
p.m. at City Hall, 204 Ash St.,
and a meeting to choose the
interini city manager is tenta-
tively scheduled for Wednes-
day at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
Commissioners will deter-
mine at a later date when to
send out an RFP for a perma-
nent city manager. They decid-
ed in a 4-1 vote at the meeting
Jan. 18 that the interim would
.not be eligible for the full-time

CODE Continued '-on 1A
tigation, but the decision would
rest ultimately with :he depar:-
ment director who would con-
suh the county attorney.
Hallman suggested the
board implement the changes
with 30 days' notice from
Monday. and questioned wheth-
er commissioners wanted to
govern existing cases in the
pipeline under the new or cur-
rent policies.
Commissioner Danny
Leeper and Boatright said they
favored handling existing cases
under the current policy.
Johnson said the policy
would not prohibit a code
enforcement officer from tak-
ing immediate action on an
issue that will protect the safety
of citizens.
"Code enforcement will take
a proactive approach to enforc-
ing the ordinances relative to
life safety," she said. "... Code
enforcement will take a reactive
approach to dealing with other
ordinance violations through-
out Nassau County, in that they
will be complaint-driven.'

WATER Continued f-rom 1A
ment structure, known as the
conservation rate system. The
St. Johns River Water Manage-
ment District required the
switch in order for the utility to
acquire its consumptive use per-
"It never became an issue"
until the utility changed sys-
tems, said Selby.
The county manager said
the billing error had gone unno-
ticed since Nassau County pur-
chased the service from United
Water in 2003.
"We transferred their whole
database into ours and never
noticed the error," he said.

Continued fron 1A
degrees none of which he
has he said "no Ivy League
education (is) needed" to
serve as president.
He has considered running
for local politics but he said
that there isn't enough time to
make a difference.
"We need to get something
done in this country now, not
20 years down the road."
Whilley said. "People are hun-
gry. People are hurting. The
government's thriving and
something needs to be done."
He had originally planned
to run for governor in 2008
but he failed to meet the qual-
ifying deadline. He then opted -
to run for president, saying he
feels led by God to do so.
"I just feel that is what His
plan is now is for me to run
for president, and He's going
to guide me through it,"
Whitley said.
He has faced difficulties in
the past and has filed for bank-
ruptcy. He said the bankrupt-
cy should not affect his ability
to manage national budgets.
"People are going to ques-
tion that, but that's a issue that
you.learn from," Whitley said.
"And you learn the things you
need to watch for and so with
that happening to us, and that.
happened due to the economy
falling. It wouldn't happen oth-
erwise. It's a situation where
you learn."
Whitley said that he has
"honesty and caring" and a
willingness to be a neutral
party at all times. "
"I think that I can add com-
mon sense to the country," he
said, adding that his main goal
is to create jobs in the private
sector by raising product
demand in the United States.
' He suggests closing U.S.
borders, eliminating free trade,
reducing imports and .the

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nation's reliance on foreign oil.
If elected president, Whit-
ley will place a moratorium on
legal immigration, including
sending illegal immigrants
back to their respective coun-
"We are no longer a found-
ing nation or a building
nation," he said. "We are a
nation. And whatwe have to do
is cut back on how many peo-
ple are allowed in the country
so'we don't over flood our job
market anymore."
He supports farming that
produces crops for ethanol,
thereby putting more citizens
to woik. He would also like to
improve education, by requir-
ing educators to teach to the
child instead of tests.
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Will natural gas

vehicle be part

of your future?

Gas/electric hybrids con-
tinue to struggle with accept-
ance, stuck at 2 percent of the
market. Sales have dropped
the last two years in the U.S.
'Thirty to 40 mpg gas-engine
cars are minimizing the
rationale to go hybrid.
Advanced engineering is pro-
ducing more efficient gas
engines and quieter/cleaner
diesels. Another alternative,
natural gas vehicles, may cre-
ate a niche down the road.
I read that we are produc-
ing 70 percent of our natural
gas domestically, and that will
continue to increase to a point
that we export an oversupply
of natural gas. Being a con-
nect-the-dots guy, I wondered
what the prospects were for
natural gas vehicles in our
country. My online encyclope-
dia friends were not taking the
day off and I was able to find
some interesting data
There are over 12 million
natural gas vehicles operating
around the globe as of 2011.
That total is increasing at a
rate of about 10-20 percent a
year. It is telltale to see where
these vehicles are operating:
Pakistan 2.74 million, Iran -
1.95M, Argentina 1.9M,
India 1.08M, Italy 730,000,
China- 450K, Columbia -
340K, Thailand 210K and
Ukraine 200K. It is fascinat-
ing that some big oil produc-
ing countries operate so many
natural gas vehicles.
Compressed Natural Gas
(CNG) is a fossil fuel substi-
tute for gasoline, diesel or
propane and it is more envi-
ronmentally friendly. Natural
gas is lighter and disperses
more quickly when released.
CNG vehicles are produced in
Europe by Fiat, GM, Peugot,
Volkswagen, Toyota, Honda
and others. In Europe, these
are primarily bi-fuel models,
which can operate on gas or
CNG at the switch of a switch.
The disadvantage of'natu-

i ral gas is the
tank size need-
ed to store it,
as a gallon of
CNG takes up
more space
than a gallon
of gas. The
answer is dedi-
CORNER vehicles,
which now
exist mostly
Rick Keffer commercially.
The tank can
be designed in the car to mini-
mize space constraints. CNG
is also much less expensive
than gasoline. The issue is
getting the CNG to fill your
tank. Italy and Germany each
have over 800 CNG stations
and are establishing the infra-
structure to handle CNG vehi-
Will bi-fuel or dedicated
CNG be a possible energy
alternative, since domestic
self-sufficiency would be
appealing? Time will tell. It
makes more sense to me than
batteries. Whatever efficien-
cies we pursue, allowing us to
cut the dependency cord with
unstable oil suppliers is a wise
path to follow.
Auto stocks are off to a
good start in 2012. A painting
contractor I know has a lot of
new construction work bid for
the first time in years. Nassau
County is down from 11.2 per-
cent unemployment to 9 per-
cent in the last two years.
Could the worm be turning?
Let's hope it is', despite all the
political rants that might want
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January has evolved into my month of
Perhaps it's because the mad holiday
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dash at my housekeeping chores-. To com-
pound the problem, the Curtins togeth-
er and separately began traveling in
August and finally came to a full stop short-
ly after Thanksgiving- My slaps and dash-
es became slappier and dashier until it
was hard to tell that I had even bothered.
Then again, my flurry of housewifery
might be because once I stopped flitting
about the countryside, I threw myself up
to a frenzy of Christmas tree ornaments,
nativity scenes and the legacy of my moth-
er's collection of Santa Claus figures. By
the time I ran out of tchotchkes, there
wasn't an uncluttered flat surface in the
We spent both Christmas and New
Year's in Paradise for the first time in 20
years and finally had time to enjoy the
detritus caused by of all of those decora-
tions. There was something to remind us
of the season no matter where we looked.
I even went out and bought more orna-
ments for the tree because we thought it
could use a few more dangles.
Epiphany finally arrived, and not a
moment too soon. It has always been our
signal to begin the process of dismantling
every last tiny piece of cheer and packing
it away in its designated cubbyhole. This
year, like all of our other Christmases, it
seemed that de-Christmasing the house
took twice as long as the decorating had.
I have to digress a moment and talk
about our Christmas cubbyhole where we

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Cara Curtin

When we first moved in,
we wondered what we
were going to do with
this odd space. It was
too large or too little or
too inconvenient. It
seems to me that every
move we've had, the last
items we find storage
space for are the
Christmas decorations.
And so it was in this
house. We stuffed the
decorations in this cran-

ny and left them until December rolled
around. Little did we know that this small
space would limit my tendency to buy
every Christmas knickknack I see.
The downside of all of this dismantling
is, I suppose, that all of the once-decorat-
ed tabletops now revealed an expanse of
dust marked by clean polka dots where the
decorations once sat. Out came the Pledge
and the dust rag. I took one last look
through the Christmas cards before I dis-
carded them, only to discover that the
empty cardholder needed a good scrub-
My poor kitchen also fell victim to the
vigor of the season. By the time we sat
down to our Christmas dinner, I had used
-and washed- almost every pot I own. My
counters were a mosaic of smears and
crumbs, and my oven was hors de combat
from all of the drips and splatters.
My annual cleaning frenzy may have
started with Christmas decorations, but
it quickly moved to the kitchen. First on

the list was, of course, my overworked
stove. When it was finally shiny, I turned
my attention to the refrigerator. I had wise-
ly procrastinated sterilizing it until January
rolled around. Why clean it in October or
November, only to have to do it again after
the annual feasts? Heaven forbid I should
have to clean it twice!
I set aside a Sunday afternoon to
become one with the refrigerator. It was a
Zen-like experience. It was also similar to
an archeological dig. I didn't remember
buying several of my discoveries, and there
were others with expiration dates that
were frighteningly distant. And I don't
want to talk about the one or two contain-
ers that had oozed or leaked and then
combined into an aged, glutinous mass.
It's been a hard month, but I finally feel
in control again. The house is clean.
Appliances (large and small) have been
scrubbed. Curtains, bathmats and shower
curtains have been washed, and most of
the drawers and shelves have been patted
into neatness.
I figure I can coast until June before I
have to make any serious attempts to revis-
it the back of the fridge or the top shelf of
the linen closet.
Drop in to see Cara at Books Plus, 107
Centre St., from 2-4 on Feb. 3, 8, 17and 22.
She will be at the Book Loft at 214 Centre
St. on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 2-4 p.m.
Come chat about the Wilson Mystery Series
set in Fernandina, as well as City Sidebar
The Book, which is a collection of her n
newspaper columns. To learn more about
these books and their authors, go to

Clinic volunteer shares limelight

HEATHER A. PERRY have the clin-

S e im doing The Samaritan Clinic operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Reluctant to be in the spot- ''ourhlab
Ru noo l at the Amelia Professional Plaza, 1886 South 14th St.,

ttionoerudyiwolnertred ofupraise forher onstantsh nd benefit adults with incomes al or below 200 percent of the
Samaritan Clini o-wpraiseorers, her husband, federal poverty level. Phone 261-7887 for an appointment
Samaritan CHnic co-workers, her husband,
especially the volunteer physi- Constant Alex, retired
cans. ... ... ,_ to, Amelia unteer experience at the clinic a limited number of patients

"They're amazing! They've
worked all day and then they
come to the clinic. They're
remarkable and so are
the intake and finance volun-
Constant also puts in a plug
for' Baptist Medical Center
Nassau, saying, "I give them
kudos because we couldn't

Island *in
1996, she knew she wanted to:
continue to use her nursing
The Barnabas Center's
Samaritan Clinic provided the
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"I serve as a nurse, check-
ing vital signs and discerning
the medical problems of
those who come in for care,"
she said.:
After living in the suburbs of
our nation's capitol for 30 years,
the Fernandina Beach resident
enjoys "good friends, good.
weather and good beach" dur-
ing leisure houis., She is a
member of the Amnelia Islarnd,,
, Q Guilt Guild.w '-
The Samaritan Clinf open'
at 4.45 pm Tuesdays and
Thursday and can serve only

each evening.
Eligible patients must be
Nassau County residents, com-
plete a financial interview and
have a mental health screen-
ing. They must be uninsured.
This includes Medicare PartA
and B and Medicaid.
The Barnabas Center was
,originated by a group of parish-
ioriers from St. Michael's
Catholic Church and their
priest, Father Edward Booth.
The Barnabas Center is
located at 11 South llth St.
Phone 261-7000.

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FR:DAY. JAL'A.RY 27.2012 MEWS News-Leader

County set to take over

Miner Road fire station

News Leader
Taking advantage of an
underused facility, Nassau
County Commissioners have
unanimously approved the
annexation of the Miner Road
fire station.
The measure is the latest in
a series to merge volunteer fire-
fighting services under the ban-
ner of Nassau County Fire
The board's decision on Jan.
18 evicts the facility's current
tenants, a small staff of volun-
teers using it occasionally. They
are to vacate the premises no
later than Feb. 17.
But it comes at a time of
need for Fire Rescue and Emer-
gency Management, said Nas-
sau County Fire Chief Matt
Graves. "We're seeing a pretty
significant need, both from
(Emergency Management
Director Danny Hinson) and
(Nassau County Fire Rescue)
to be able to secure the county's
The bulk of those assets,
Graves said, lie in a trailer cur-
rently parked outside the
Emergency Operations Center
that Hinson wants to outfit with
communications equipment
purchased with a recently
awarded grant.
"That's one of the things that
precipitated this conversation,"
he said. "We need a place to
secure it. Additionally, we have
spare fire rescue apparatuses
that need to be secured as well;
as well as storage needs for
emergency management."
Commissioner Steve Kelley
said if an underutilized build-
ing could be repurposed so that
it was used to a greater extent,
he was in favor of it.
Commissioner Danny
Leeper concurred.
"If the county has some lot
that's being underutilized, we
need to use it to maximum abil-
ity," he said.

The fire chief said he had
Oot been made aware of any
training or use the-station
received. None of its vehicles,
save one a 5,000-gallon water
tanker are operational, he
The board's decision met lit-
tle resistance.
Yulee volunteer firefighter
Lt. Fred Parker told commis-
sioners that the volunteers
consider the facility operational
and use it, and other venues,
for training every Tuesday
"We use the station," he said.
"It may not see that much activ-
ity until the alarm goes off an*d
then you may see four or five
people showing up."
Leeper, a former chief of the
Fernandina Beach Fire
Department, told Graves he did
not want the operational tanker
Commissioner Walter Boat-
right suggested that Fire
Rescue and Emergency Man-
agement could make use of the
station while accommodating
volunteers and the Girl Scouts
and Boy Scouts who meet there
as well.
But Commissioner Barry
Holloway said he had reserva-
tions about the security of coun-
ty assets.
"My concern is the liability
factor of having stuff that the
taxpayers paid for to help pro-
tect us with what you do and
having that accessed by who
knows, in and out of the.build-
ing," said Holloway.
Graves said lie would also
like Facilities Maintenance
Director Tim Milligan to inspect

the building. He said the train-
ing room is securable.
"We can limit access to that
room," the fire chief said.
Securing the bays where
much of the access occurs, and
where the trailer and other
engines would be stored -
would be a priority, he added.
Commissioners accepted
Monday, pending paperwork to
be completed by the county
manager, two almost-new fire
engines from the town of
"They're ready to fold up
tent," said County Manager Ted
The county also netted the
building formerly .used by the
volunteer fire department.
"It's getting two pieces of
pretty much brand-new fire
apparatus that Chief Graves
really needs and also too it gives
us the county backup building
that we can use for whatever,"
said Holloway.
He told commissioners
Bryceville residents had one
stipulation: the engines are to
remain at Station 60, barring
occasional use or need by coun-
ty fire rescue.
Graves said the Pirates
Wood fire station in Yulee,
which is also owned by the'
county, is damaged and appears
abandoned. He said that station
too could come before the
board to be annexed under
county control.
"I can't speak to the time
frame the building was dam-
aged, but I don't believe they're
utilizing it for anything right
now," he said.

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in 2012, whether it's losing weight, or exercising more, or eating
more healthful foods, or stopping smoking. Good for you! While
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Millions of Americans suffer from acute or chronic pain. Pain
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experience more aches and pains. You may have experienced a
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Fear of invasive surgery or addictive medications may have con-
vinced you that your pain isn't that bad and you can deal with
it. The reality is that your pain can be treated and your quality
of life restored.

A classic example of acute or chronic pain that often goes un-
treated are headaches. Headaches are one of the most common
pains we humans experience. Most of the time they are minor
and only make a bad day worse. Other times, they hit so hard we
are prevented from carrying out even the most common and un-
complicated tasks in our daily life.

There are three main categories of headaches: tension, sinus
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deep-breathing, stretching, mind-body techniques, massage)
and (for sinus) nasal decongestants.

Migraine headaches are severe headaches that usually occur
with other symptoms such as vision disturbances or nausea.
The pain may be described as throbbing, pounding, or pulsating.
They tend to begin on one side of your head, although it may.
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Treatment for migraines is more complicated than either ten-
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Migraines can be prevented by avoiding triggers and making
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Pain, as Will Rogers said, "is such an uncomfortable feeling that
even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment."
Make a resolution today to finally deal with the aches and pains
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Kai McGreevy, MD, MS, DABPN, is board-certified in Neurology
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D.0,. DABPMR, at Southeast Spine & Rehabilitation in August
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more information, call (912) 673-7074 or visit www.getridof-

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FRDAY. JANUARY 27. 2012 OPTION News-Leader

Focus on education a

Week two of the legislative
session was filled with a focus
on education. Tuesday morn-
ing began with an 8 a.m. meet-
ing of the PreK-12 Appropria-
tions subcommittee. The
Auditor General's office pre-
sented the findings of an audit
of the Early Learning
Programs and related delivery
The School Readiness
Program was created to pre-
pare children for school while
enabling parents to work and
become self-sufficient and is
largely funded (70 percent) by
federal dollars. The Voluntary
Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) pro-
gram exists to provide a vol-
untary, high-quality free pre-
kindergarten learning
opportunity for every 4-year-
old in the state and is funded
through the state's general
The audit focused on the
governance structure of the
early learning programs, over-
sight of.the school readiness
and VPK programs. Ten of the
state's 31 early learning coali-
tions were audited, as well as
the Department of Children
and Families, Department of
Education and the Office of
Early Learning. (None of the
coalitions in Northeast Florida
were audited.)
While performance data
indicates that children who
attend VPK are more pre-
pared for kindergarten, the
audit found that the Office of

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(OEL) had
not done a
sufficient job
in its over-
sight respon-
Much of
the problem
is in the
systems and
data analy-
ses. OEL did
not match

data between school readiness
information and the
Unemployment Benefit pro-
gram. The audit revealed indi-
viduals who improperly
received school readiness pro-
gram benefits while also
receiving unemployment ben-
In other words, their eligi-
bility to receive school readi-
ness benefits was based on
their working, but they were
not working and instead were
receiving unemployment ben-
efits. In the audit of the 10
coalitions, 16,589'individuals
were identified who had
received subsidized child care
benefits totaling $39.8 trillion
under work-dependent eligi-
bility categories while also col-
lecting unemployment bene-
fits totaling $54.2 million.
The Office of Early
Learning also failed to show
that the amount of funds dis-
tributed to each county was
equitable and fair. Yet Florida
statutes requires that they
allocate School Readiness
Program funds among the
coalitions based upon equity
for each county.
At the end of the meeting,

a formula was presented to
the committee based on the
following demographics:
the number of children
age birth through 5 years,
the number of children
age birth through 5 years that
are under 150 percent of the
federal poverty level,
the number of children
age birth through 5 years that
are under 200 percent of the
federal poverty level and
the number of children
age 6 through 12 under 200
percent of the federal poverty
The Clay/Nassau/Baker/
Bradford Early Learning
Coalition and the Duval Early
Learning Coalition have both
received less funding than the
above demographics would
require. The current funding
model has been in place for 10
years. Obviously this is an
area of the budget that will
garner more of my attention
to ensure we eliminate the
misuse of these dollars and
Northeast Florida receives its
fair share of funding.
Legislative oversight is essen-
tial to holding these agencies
accountable for the rules and
requirements. If you become
aware of situations that
involve the misuse of unem-
ployment compensation funds
and the child subsidy provid-
ed for low-income wage earn-
ers please contact my office so
we can follow up. Your help is
important in holding these
agencies accountable and to
eliminate fraud and misuse.
This week the Education
Committee spent more than
eight hours listening to nine
university presidents, includ-
ing President John Delaney of

it Legislature

the University of North talk about the need to begi
Florida- Our conversation cen- identifying and recruiting
tered on increasing the num- STEM students in the high
ber of science, technology, school years and to have
engineering and math greater integration between
degrees; tuition; general edu- the two education systems
cation; and accountability met- Their thoughts are that thi
rics. It was interesting to the only way to truly increa
glean an understanding of the the number of students th<
varying characteristics and enter these degree areas. ]
challenges of the different will be looking at ideas on
state universities- Many presi- how we can align our K-12
dents supported the idea that tern with this need. Your
tuition rates at their university thoughts on this would.be
should be set by thei- own helpful.
board of trustees. This would It is widely known that
certainly result in varying your income potential expG
tuition at each of the universi- nentially increases the mo
ties. education you have. The L
Some presidents support- Bureau of Labor Statistics
ed the idea of having different reported that an adult's av
tuition rates for different age annual earnings with a
degrees. For example, those bachelor's degree was $58
program areas with the great- versus an adult with a high
est demand, such as pharma- school diploma was $32;8C
cy at FAMU, might have a When we consider the
higher tuition than other bac- much lower unemployment
calaureate degrees; or STEM rate among individuals wit
degrees (science, technology, 4-year degree and the proj
engineering and math) should ed increases in jobs require
have a higher tuition rate higher education, it is clea
because they are more expen- .that Florida needs a state,
sive to offer. We also listened plan and vision for our pos
to their ideas about Bright secondary education system
Futures scholarships. Some Speaker Designate
suggested that it should be Weatherford has proposed
tied to need, instead of merit. innovative idea of an onlin
Another asked if it could be university system that mal
used during the summer broader use of online instri
semester. Current law pro- tion. I agree with the speak
hibitl use of Bright Futures designate that we need a r
for summer semesters. creative and innovative
We also listened to their approach to expand high
opinions about block tuition. education in order to stre'
This is where a full-time stu- en the skills of our workfo
dent would pay a "block" The other dynamic to c
amount of tuition, regardless sider is economic develop
of how many cr dit hours they ment. It appears that in m<
are taking Suirne presidents cases, our Florida student
'thought this would encourage are taking jobs out of state
students to take more credit Clearly, we need greater a
h,iUr arid thereby ,:-,ciplete ment between our higher
their di ce s.,.'ine-I Florida cation system and economy
-s.idenris at taking niiror- time development. We will be a
to gladtate Thi- pr.:-ve:nts' ng iur p,, r tis, at the cha
vuliunger -stidenl- 'rin. ")<:-i ,_ i":,i' i .: and busi
_-nrulling as lieime-i and ness groups to help us
slows the rat,:s ai v. which we 'understand why our gradi
generate college-educated ates are not finding the jot
graduates k._- .' li.ii in the Sunshini
Thet -_ has been a lot of talk State.
lately about the need to Speaker Cannon release
increase the number of STEM the budget allocations on
degrie-> It .a in-:i e.rii-g i, Thursday, and I was pleas
liar miior- I lharl iii, pr--'.sild it to see additional funding o
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and provide an increase in per
student funding of 2.27 per-
cent. We will be looking at
ways to improve performance
in the K12 system and your
ideas on budget priorities for
our schools are welcome and
Friday morning I attended
the Redistricting Committee.
We were presented with the
public comments received
since the draft maps were
released in early December.
Some suggestions are being
reviewed'for possible amend-
ments, which were due to be
filed by Wednesday. Today the
committee will meet again and
vote on the maps. The current
house map has Nassau
County whole and grouped
with the beaches of Duval
County. This district is much
more compact than the cur-
rent district consisting of
Nassau, Baker, Clay,
Bradford, Union and Duval.
The congressional map
also has Nassau County whole
and grouped with Baker and
Duval counties. Again, this is
much more compact than the
current congressional map
that stretches through nine
counties and touches Leon
County, three hours away.
On Friday the new unem-
ployment numbers for
December were released. The
percentage dropped from 10
percent in November to 9.9
percent in December. While
this is a small decline, it is sig-
nificant when you remember
that a year ago-we were at 12
percent unemployment.
It was wonderful to return
home Friday afternoon and to
see the beautification project
work that-DOT has begun on
SR200/A1A and Eighth .Street.
This is a culmination of over
two years of work that our
office has conducted with the.
Florida Department of
Transportation and our local
merchants to improve our
state road that brings so many
to Fernandina Beach.
Your feedback is essential '
to the legislative process. I
personally review each of your
emails. If you are able to travel
to the State Capitol let us
know and we will make time
to schedule appointments with
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A conversation of one

Ill call her Jeanie, though it's not her real
name. I wrote about her the first time a couple
of ears ago. I was on a lunch break from my
office building in downtown Jacksonville. It
was a nice day out so I decided to take a stroll
along the waterfrontL Fitness freaks jogged
past me in both directions. Groups of men and
women on their own lunch breaks walked
along chatting and enjoying each other's com-
pany. And then I saw Jeanie, be-bopping along
and apparently very much enjoying her own
She could've been someone's kid sister or
an Avondale housewife or a paralegal in one of
the downtown law offices. She was nattily
dressed and had her hair stylishly done. As she
approached me on the crowded sidewalk, I
couldn't help but notice the smile she wore
that was as wide as the river. And she was talk-
ing to someone. That was obvious. Seeing as
how she didn't have a walking partner, I just
assumed she had a cell phone with an ear-
piece. Until I got closer. And then I realized
that Jeanie was talking to herself. Not a word
or two here or there like we all do from time to
time when we're deep in thought about some-
thing. Oh no. Jeanie was having a whole con-
versation with herself and didn't even seem to'
notice that it was obvious to anyone else- ..
And why would she? Jeanie is seriously
mentally ill, I've since learned. And when she's
off her medication, she's as unpredictable as a
tornado crossing a pasture. Jeanie is just one of

the countless numbers of
mentally ill people roaming
the streets of Jacksonville and
other places. I've grown
accustomed to seeing the
f small group of them who fre-
quent the sidewalks in the
vicinity of the place where I
work. Some of them 1 know
by name, others only by their
CUP OF appearance. Most of them are
JOE harmless. A few might be
considered dangerous under
the wrong circumstances.
Joe Palmer Jeanie is one of the ever-
parading army of regulars
where I work. I don't know if anyone else has
taken particular note of any of them or not, or
if it's just me. I'll confess to being something of
a social voyeur by nature. People interest.me,
even quirky people who are mentally ill, like
the fellow who played the piano in the rain in
front of Chamblin's Downtown awhile back. I
got to see his one-man show for only as long as
my lunch period lasted, but Jennifer, who.man-
ages the store, told me he played the piano
until it was closing time. Where did he come
from? Who knows? He might have madness in
,his head but he has magic in his hands, the
kind of gift one only gets from God.
One guy stands on a corner and preaches.
Today, he was out there all day long. He
sounds like a prophet talking about the Holy

Ghost and salvation but you can't engage him
in a regular conversation. His mind doesn't
work that way. He can quote Jeremiah and
Ezekiel coming and going but don't ask him if
he knows who the president is or the name of
the street corner he frequents.
And then there's the fellow who walks along
ranting and raving at someone or something
only he can see. Notice I didn't say he rants
and raves at no one there. There's someone
there all right. In his mind's eye, they're as
clear to him as the letters on this page are to
you and to me. Everything he says and does is
triggered by his proximity to his tormentor.
It's a shame the way we treat the mentally
ill I remember reading about a society that
treated its mentally ill as though they had a
special connection to God. They revered them.
Janie's not doing well these days. She's not
the happy, nattily dressed young woman she
was two years ago. She looks rough and
unkempt most of the time. She's paranoid
about her surroundings. A few weeks ago, I
saw her going down the street stopping to
scream, "No!" at every parking meter. These
days she wears a big bandage on one finger
and holds it ahead of her as she walks.
Treating it like a Geiger counter, she steers
clear of manhole covers and other metal
I hope she doesn't get hurt I hope she can
get help. We can do better than this.


Waste of money?
This is in response to the letters
recently written describing the waste
of money spent on a sidewalk from
Sadler Road to the airport via that part
of 14th Street. This was a long-overdue
project, much needed because this
was such a dangerous street on which
to walk or bicycle. I travel this road
almost daily, and during sea turtle sea-
son twice daily, as it is my route to
and from my place of business and
my patrol area in the park. It is one of
the most traveled corridor roads on
the island because it is the quickest
way to get from the areas on the south
end of the island to the business dis-
trict of Fernandina Beach.
I don't know when the critics trav-
eled the road to be able to state that
they have never seen anyone using it,
but I can assure them they are wrong.
Seldom go this way Nhen there is
not at least one person using it for
walking but, more importantly, riding
their bikes. Yesterday there were three
bicyclists on it when I came in. Many
of those traveling this road via bicycle
are going'to and from jobs atThe Ritz
and Plantation or to businesses in the
b tLti-lhe;',- '?'i.,n ol th ,= P ar,, Lid );"
IAs bak:Y ildci un ,u.icasliu! I only
rode it once before the sidewalk and
swore off because of the danger. There
was no way to safely ride off the road
with a deep. ditch dropping off one
side and rough narrow passage on the
other. Even my husband, who is a
much more self-assured biker than I
am, refused to ride it. The danger is
that cars on that road will not yield to
a biker and will pass them even though
they are riding in the roadway' with
another car meeting them. I am
amazed that no one has been seriously
injured as they rode this stretch of
I am not sure what the mentality is
when people have to degrade the deci-
sion to do one thing as a means of gar-
nering support for their own cause
such as the need for a sidewalk on
Will Hardee. Obviously this person
does not travel South 14th street on a
daily basis or they would never think
it unnecessary.
My question with this stretch of
the road was why did they put. it in
only to six months down the road dig
up about a quarter of the sidewalk,
only to replace it as soon as their work
project was done. Now that was waste.
Surely the city county? knew that
the work project was coming down
the road. So what if the contractors
were obligated to replace what they
took up. It was a huge waste of
resources and money to put it in and
then tear it out then put it back in.
What in the world was that all about?
We have computers that can track that
kind of thing so that this sort of stu-
pidity does not happen.
Second response was to the criti-
cism of waterfront improvement when
Eighth Street was what needed to be
done. Maybe it was poor communi-
cation on our part as the downtown
business owners association to not let
people know this was already a done
deal without additional costs to resi-
dents. With the pushing of the busi-
ness owners association and the
efforts of State Rep. Janet Adkins,
"beautification monies" were found to
be available through the state and this
was already long ago approved, and
work is finally beginning on a re-land-
scaping of the street all the way to the

Shave Bridge. No real changes to the
street but with plantings to make it a
much more pleasing place to drive
and welcome visitors to our city.
Sandra Baker-Hinton, Owner
SanJon Gallery

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shelf next to the pharmacy at the front
of the store. Robert was my direct
supervisor but I also worked for Mr.
Showers, Mr. Smiley and never turned
down a work list from the store man-
ager,' Mr. Kight.
I learned quickly not to wear long-
sleeved shirts because I usually left.
pretty dirty. I can honestly say that I
I,,v lr 'rty'I."E' lWh fflRobert '.i, Ild
' page'l me t 'ar skv,$'"'hat6ha workn'.
on?" I always had an answer but would
do whatever was asked of me to get
the job done. I received "employee of
the month" the first month I was there
and numerous times thereafter. This
was a highly sought after, motivating
feat to me!
Everyone was kind, courteous and
willing to help each other as well as
our customers. I was hired as a part-
time stockman but rarely worked less
than 39 hours a week. I was the first to
be called in when someone didn't
show up and could be tllere in five
minutes. I learned to work in every
department, including Layaway, which
was a particular department I didn't
care for but wanted the hours, and the
Softlines area, in which I only worked
one -day. I'd rather be stocking than
fluffing and left that to Craig, Sandra,
Wynette and Claudia. I helped at times
with Receiving, but Butch and Wayne
ran it like clockwork and I didn'twant
to mess with their mojo. I really
enjoyed the caf6 except during break-
fast due to so many ways to cook an
egg! I was paid well for the work I did
and management worked with me to
have time off for graduation and col-
lege classes. When I got married,
everyone threw me a wedding show-
er. I still have most of the gifts. I got the
chance to become 'the Garden/
Seasonal manager, which I loved most
because it allowed me to be even more
creative on my own.
There are hundreds of more mem-
ories I could share but it would turn
into a book! What I wanted to get
across to your store is that you have
made a lasting impression on me, my_
work ethic and my ability to be any-
thing I wanted to be. Although I left
the company in 2003 to pursue Lowe's,
I have not worked a day without shar-
ing what I gained from Kmart to bet-
ter serve my customers and make my
store the best it can be. I am now an
assistant manager of a Lowe's that's
number 2 in the company in customer
Thank you sincerely to Robert,
Mike, Sandra, William and anyone
who is still employed at this location
and was when I was there. Keep your
passion to take care of your customers

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and each other in your future endeav-
ors. I'm certain you'll find success.
You have left a mark on my life and I,
as. well as the town of Fernandina
Beach, will sorely miss you.
Justin Werre

I agree with the writer of ("Shame,
shame," Jan. 18) that an editorial attack
on Ron Sapp's. views as "worthless"
was .distasteful. Regretfully, we sub-
stantially diverge from there. .
Once again, all are subjected to
commentaries based on the need to be
superior or support some political
party based on something other than
facts, history or legal precedence. For
example, the writer accuses George
Bush of telling "lie after lie" about the
second Iraq War. Yet, three different
commissions in the U.S. and United
Nations thoroughly reviewed events
and intelligence that lead to the 2003
invasion of'Iraq. None found any evi-
dence of Bush lying in order to gain
support for the war.
None. Was Mr. Bush wrong?
Obviously. Did he display arrogance?
Probably. Are arrogance and wrong
inferences equivalent to lying? No.
Further, there are several irrefutable
sources from Congressional Records
to UN reports to declassified State
Department records that document
the events and diplomacy prior-to 2003
invasion of Iraq. It actually began in
1995' during the Clinton Administra-
Next, in response to the statement
"I bet General Motors would disagree
with your opinion." Of course not. The
auto industry gets bailed out every 20'
or so years courtesy of the Democrats.
As a result, tens of thousands of union
jobs are saved so that members can
make inferior vehicles and receive pay
and benefits beyond those of the aver-
age citizen. In return the unions reward
Democrats with millions of dollars in
donations and tens of thousands of
votes. Shame, shame.
The next remark compelling
response is "the Republicans in
Congress should be kicked out of
office for their refusal to work with
Obama." Once again, there is demon-
strafed a lack of facts. If one checks1the
Congressional Record, he finds that
actually~the Republicans, while not
approving of every aspect of every
presidential submission, have been far
more helpful to Obama than his own
party members. For example, the
budget submitted by Obama and
approved by the Congress in 2009 still
sits on Senator Harry Reid's desk.
Because there is no budget, Congress
is forced to repeatedly vote on ineffi-
cient short-term spending bills.
According tp Congressional Record,

most of these bills have been delayed
or defeated because the Democrats
withdrew their support. Shame, shame."
Obama's jobs bill approved by
Republicans, delayed by Democrats.
Shame, shame. Obama's budget reduc-
tion .plan approved by Republicans,
placed on hold when 16 Democratic
Senators withheld their support.
Shame; shame.
Note that the letter writer with
indignation states that Republicans
"hate Obama and us Democrats more
than they love this country," totally
ignoring that many voted against
Democrats in 2010 because they felt
that they hated Bush and conserva-
tives more than they loved this coun-
try. Also noteworthy is the laughable
statement that "84 percent of Nassau
County voted for Sarah Palin" and then
making a leap that that translates into
a hatred of Obama, which further
translates into evil.
" So what are some to assume about
those who hate George Bush? Perhaps
instead of looking forward to a wiping
of the floor with those who have the
audacity to hold different viewpoints,
we can look forward to a return of civil
discourse and a unity of spirit.
K.W. Giffin
Fernandina Beach

What an interesting letter to read
("Shame, shame," Jan. 18) and know
that out there are people who think
and feel as I do. I have many relatives
and friends who are Republicans and
I respect their choice. I would hope
they would show me the same cour-
tesy as well, but some do not. If people
would take the time and opportunity to
check, read and educate themselves,
they would find out that President
Obama did not create two wars, the
downfall of Wall Street, unemploy-
ment, forclosures, etc. All of this start-
ed when President Bush took office
and now President Obama is taking
the heat.
How can four years of the Obama
Administration put us on track when
it took eight years of the Bush
Administration putting us on the path
of destruction? President Obama is
not to blame or take the heat for this
issue. After all, it is very difficult to
reach solid ground as a whole pn an
issue when the opposite side of the
table will not negotiate to make at least
an effort So that being said, my hat is
off to (the letter writer) for a very
crystal clear and correct summation.
Thank you.
Elizabeth Berna
Fernandina Beach

Too big for his britches'
With all the articles, news releases

and so on, our ex-city manager, and
some other people that are no longer
in office, said no taxes to pay for
Forward Fernandina's big idea to save
us: all from ruin and bring on better.
Then we find out it's going on.the
power and light bill.
It got a little loud in the News-
Leader, but not too much. Then it
got quiet, nothing, no quotes, no
updates, until FPU says they're mov-
ing the office into a new building.
Good, they need it, but my question is
just when did this "hike" start to get
discussed between the city manager
and FPU? Where does the interest go
from this account, which I assume
-would have at least a couple hundred
thousand dollars in it in order to get
the loan and have FPU go to the time
and expense of adding it to the month-
ly bill.
The city commission has a long
history of shooting itself in the foot to
teach a city manager that you do not
run end plays around them, and if a
commissioner tries it with him and it
doesn't work out, then the city com-
mission's speedy and direct message
is clear, "You got to big for your britch-
The whole thing just doesn't smell
right. When I was younger I remem-
ber very well the lesson "lying by
omission" is still a lie. Well, you been


Billy Tomes
Fernandina Beach

Chem trails
Today is Jan. 24, 2012. Yes, what
started out to be a beautiful sunny
day in Florida with temperatures
reaching the mid-70's soon became
contaminated by artificial cloud cover.
"They" began their onslaught.
"They" sprayed us all day long. Several
jets were utilized starting at 35,000
feet high, running parallel over
our island in a north to south pattern.
Later "they" began a checkerboard
pattern switching to east and west
This spray has been determined
to contain minute particles of alu-
minum, strontium and barium. These
known neuro-toxins are intentionally
being sprayed into our air and descend
into our water and soil. Is this part of
President Obama's Science Czar's
agenda? John Holdren wrote the book
Eco-Science. He calls for reducing the
population. Is this how "they" are
going about it? If you doubt what I am
saying, just start looking up! I also ask
if anyone knows who "they" are?
Google "The Global Warming
Myth and What in the World are They
David Boggs
Fernandina Beach

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The Women of the First
Presbyterian Church of
Fernandina Beach are hosting
the 28th Annual Gathering of
the Presbyterian Women of
the Presbytery of St. Augu-
stine on Saturday from 9 a.m.
until 3 p.m. Approximately
275 women from across
Northeast Florida will be
attending the event. The
theme of this year's gathering
is Fishers of Women:
Blessings by the Sea.
Caroline Tunkel, chair of
Gathering 2012, said, "Many,
many hours have gone into
the planning and preparation
of this activity by a core group
of about 30 women from First
Presbyterian Church. We are
excited that the big event is
almost here, and we welcome
our fellow Presbyterians from
across the northern part of
Florida to join us in a day of
learning, fellowship, and wor-
ship." Right are steering com-
mittee members Carolyn
Guerrin, Trish Booten and
linda Laine. Not pictured:
Jane Dickson.and Tunkel.

New program seeks
Rebecca L. Jordi, County
Extension Director/
Horticulture agent for Nassau
County, announced that
Nassau County Extension will
be participating in the Florida
Yards & Neighborhoods
(FYN) Homeowner Program
and its Florida Friendly
Landscape (FFL) Yard
Recognition program. Nassau
County Master Gardener Bea
Walker will serve as Yard
Advisor for the program.
The conservation and pro-
tection of Florida's water
resources starts at home.
choices can affect the health
of ground and surface waters,
andby extension the natural
environment. Bea Walker's yard receive
"We are pleased to provide certification in June 20
this opportunity to Nassau
homeowners to become
engaged in the effort to pro-' mum of W after, fertilizer and
tect our natural resources," pesticides. Low-cost, low-
said Jordi. maintenance, attractive lance
The Florida Yards.&.;..;- s;apd'e' dadidoy6tid
Neighborhoods Homeowner.,- munitv and reduce the.
program educates homeown- chance of pOlluting the wayt
ers about how to design," supply.
install and maintain healthy The FYN Homeowner
landscapes that use a mini- Program recognizes enviroi


'-T t-B', EA'"WALKEFr F, lHEl NEW -
ved Florida-Friendly Land

mentally friendly garden
with official FFL Yard
Rc;rgniti':in sign As ,N
Courlty's Yard Advis,.r,
Walker will conduct ho
.its and use the ho,mneow
checklist to determine
whether your yard is el
for Gold or Standard re


tion. This is a great educa-
tional opportunity, as well as a
chance for you to show your
commitment to protecting
Florida's water resources.
'The certification process
is not difficult and starts with
a self-evaluation checklist, fol-
lowed by an onsite visit.
Many of our homeowners are
may be eligible. There are
several required practices
For example, the landscape
must contain at least five
species of plants. Additionally,
aesthetic requirements
include landscape and house-
hold debris is properly dis-
posed of or recycled. Finally,
only.50 out of 105 points are
-LEADE needed to qualii- for FFL. )
scape Yard recognition." stated
S Walker
For more information
about the FYN Homeowner
neirs program, see their website at
http- .'/' n.iJas uillidu.'h.,m e-
Jassau ,iwner him. or visit Nassau
County Extensi,:ri Strvic'-s
me vis- iebsite http /, nassau.ifas ufl "
kner edu,' and access the link tor
FYN HI:-nimeowner Program;
igible or call the Extension office at,
cogrii- (9041 ,'9-1019 ,:,r 491-7340

Christian pianist in concert here Sunday

Memorial United Methodist
Church will host its fiext Concert
with a Cause on Sunday at 7 p.m.
in the Sanctuary, 601.Centre St.,
with Jim Hendricks, Christian
pianist, in support of UMCOR's
Spring Storms. ,
Hendricks intrigued musicians
and family members as a child
with the uncanny ability to 'play
anything he heard on records and
memorize any printed music that -
came across the piano. While still
in grammar school, he was able to
transcribe by ear complex har-
monies and melodies -without the
use of a piano. He continued inten-
sive musical studies and was con-
sidered a professional as a teenag-
er .
After high school, Hendricks
performed with such legends as
Dave Brubeck, Della Reese, Rita
Moreno, Tito Puente, Maynard
Ferguson, Jack Jones, Louie
Bellson, Clark Terry, Arturo
Sandoval, Jon Faddis and many

others. He also competed in
numerous international piano
corpipetitions andwas a featured
orchestral soloist, performing the
piano music of Rachmaninoff. By
the age of 25, Hendricks had
accepted a professorship in the
piano department of Chicago State.
While on tour with the Glenn
Miller Orchestra, Hendricks real-
ized he was not using his talents
for God's glory and knew it was
time to leave the' secular music
world and follow God's calling into-
Christian ministry. Since then,
Hendricks has performed.well
over 1,000 Christian piano con-
certs in churches all across the
land, including three appearances
at the Crystal Cathedral. He has
made 11. piano recordings, per-
formed on ABC, CBS, TBN and
PAX, authored the book
Contemporary Arrangements for
Today's Church Pianist, and been
featured in Clavier piano journal.

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Methodist Church on Centre Street.


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Hannah Lou Garner of
Fernandina Beach was
named to the dean's list for
the fall semester at Samford
University's Cumberland
School of Law in Birming-
ham, Ala.
To qualify for the honor, a
student must have earned a
minimum 3.0 grade point
average out of a possible 4.0
while attempting at least 10
credit hours of coursework.

Cadet Terrell Deshawn
Dallas of Fernandina Beach
has been named to the dean's
list at The Citadel, the Mili-
tary College of South Caro-
lina, for academic achieve-
ment during the fall 20.11
Dallas is seeking a bache-
lor's degree in business

Deadline extended
The postmark deadline for'
Fine Arts & Crafts.
Applications for the 49th
Annual Isle of Eight Flags,
Shrimp Festival in
Fernandina Beach May 4-6
has been extended to Feb. 3;
SGo to www.shrimpfestival.
com under Festival
Information and click on
Vendor Information/Fine
Arts & Craft for the applica-
tion link: Contact the Island
Art Association at 261-7020,
visit wwtv.islandart.org or
mail James McKinnev.
Festival.FlBeArt& Crafts
director at o'
Island Art passes
Upcoming classes and
events at the Island Art
Ass,'ciation Education Center,
IS N Scor.nd St., include:
Feb. 4, Photography
with Bill Raser, 8:30 a.m.-5
pOm., contact Raser at 557-
8251 or .
Feb. 13, 20, 27, Christy
Woods'.Basic Sewing Classes,
5:30-9:30 p.m., contact'583-
2012 or email christy-
Feb. 7, 14, 28, Portrait
Workshop, 7-9 p.m., contact
Paul Massing, 321-0738.
Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m.-noon,
P6rtrait Workshop with Paul
Massing, call 321-0738.
'* Feb. 2,9, 16,23,
Thursday Painters, 8:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m., contact Gretchen
Williams, 491-3171 or gretch-
Feb. 2,9, 16, 23,
Afternoon Painters, 1-5 p.m.,
contact Regina Gilmore, 491-
Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.,
Photography Interest Group,
contact Pat Hooks,
Feb. 25, Free Childrens'
Art, two sessions, starting at
10 a.m., with Middle School
Art 1-2:15 p.m., Diane .
Hamburg teacher, contact the
gallery at 261-7020 to sign up.
Feb. 28, 29, Basic
Drawing, Lisa Inglis instruc-
tor, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., contact



Bob (Catch) Allen of
Fernandina and Willow
Embry of Vermont and
Nantucket were married on
Jan. 12,2012.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen

Dean's list recognition is
given to those cades and
active duty military students
whose grade point average is
-3.2 or higher with no grade
below a C for the previous
semester's work.
Dallas and other dean's list
students will be recognized
during The Citadel's military
dress parade, which begins at
3:45 p.m. today,on Summerall
Field in Charleston, S.C.
-M Charles Tyler Womble
of Fernandina Beach was
named to the dean's list for
the fall semester at Wofford
College in Spartanburg, S.C.
To qualify for the dean's
list, a student must be
enrolled for at least 12 semes-
ter hours of graded courses
and attain a semester grade
point average of 3.6 or higher.

Inglis at 557-1131.
Feb. 24, Plaster/Gauze
Sculpture Class, Anne
Howden instructor, 9 a.m.-
noon, contact Howden at 261-
Feb. 27, 28, March 5,
*Afternoon Children's Art,
Anne Howden instructor, 8-5
p.m., three sessions, call 261-
8193. ,
For a complete schedule
of events and classes or to
rent the Education Center
visit www.islandartorg or call
Art exhibit
Omni Amelia [laand
Flantation Ar tists: Guild and
Gallery, 94 Village Circle, will
feature an exhibit by Jack
Allen of Jacksonville, Feb. 8-
March 10. Opening reception
is Feb. 17 from 5:30-8 p.m., .
hosted by Osprey Village
Assisted Living. The show,
"Multiple Layers of Bliss,"
denotes a love of abstracts
and an embodiment of how
Allen, vice chair of MOCA,
sees the world. He will give a
free talk at the gallery on Feb.'
24 at 7 pm. ..

Painting Boldly and
Expressively with instructor
Sharon Haffey will be held
March 2, 3 and 9 from 9 a.m.-
,noon at the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second St.
Fee is $100 for all three
sessions or $40 for individual
sessions, all mediums, all lev-.
The workshop will explore
ways to develop your own
painting style and bring life
and drama to your work by
adapting different approaches
to your brushwork'and focus-
ing not only on capturing the
essence of your subject, but
on the essence of you.
' Each day will include an
instructional portion, a short
painting demo and the oppor-
tunity to paint with the focus
on specific elements.
To register, contact Sharon,
Haffey at 310-9194 or at sshaf-
!fey@aoLcom. Mail payment to
her at 1640 Northpark Drive,
'Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.

6:00-9:30 PM


meets RAMBO
Steve Berry & David Morrell
face off at the Amelia Island Book Festival.
See this one time only encounter!
Once Upon a Book Island Gala
Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Buffet Dinner by Horizons Music by Pili Pili
$75 per person
For reservations call 904-624-1665
or go to www.ameliaislandbookfestival.com
Come and meet many festival authors.
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FRIDAY. JANUARY 27.2012/News-Leader


What is real and not; a true friend knows the difference

"Sir, we feel confident we've fig-
ured out who stole your iPhone."
"Really," my friend replied.
"That's great!"
"Yep," the detective continued.
"Actually, we think he's the kingpin
of a large organization stealing
phones throughout Nassau County."
"Wow," my friend exhaled as he
sat back in his seat. For him, the idea
of possibly getting his new iPhone 4s
back was fantastic news.
Unfortunately, when the defective
held up the picture of the suspect, all
his hopes came crashing down.
Shocked, my friend stared at the
photo. It was a picture of me that's
right, me, Pastor Rob. Thankfully,
my friend knew they had made a
mistake and immediately came to my
"That's my pastor," he

announced, amused
by their findings.
As you might imag-
ine, when the story
finally got back to
me, I too had a
good laugh.
I don't know
why, but my days
stay full of interest-
PULPt ing stuff. From one
NOTES set of colorful cir-
cumstances to the
next, my life has
Pastor been a compilation
Rob Goyette of unexpected and
often entertaining
events. My friend's stolen iPhone,
and then me becoming a suspect is
just one more thing to add to the list.
Apparently, the way I ended up in
the iPhone theft ring lineup was

because of an accidental phone call
made by the thief just moments after
he stole my friend's phone- With the
detective making a quick search of
my phone number, a Google search
of my name, and a click of the mouse
to print my picture, the case was all
but settled. If it hadn't been for the
clarification provided by my friend,
I'm confident the colorful nature of
my life would have only become
more vibrant.
Clarification provided by a friend,
now that's an interesting topic. When
someone knows someone else well,
and an allegation or accusation
comes against that person, a true
friend is able to discern between
what's real and what's not How so?
. Because knowing someone is more
powerful than knowing about some-
one. Perhaps the most profound

example of this is found within the
context of our relationship with God
All the way from the beginning of
time, God has been the target of
false allegations. From the serpent
accusing God of lying to Adam and
Eve, to the religious leaders of Jesus'
day accusing Him of blasphemy, for
some, God has become the suspect
of all the world's problems. For those
who know Him, nothing could be fur-
ther from the truth. The fact of the
matter is, if it wasn't for the Lord's
mercies we would all be utterly con-
sumed (Lamentations 3:22).
Now this is probably a good place
to admit that in my early years, pon-
dering who God really was, I
believed a lot of things about Him
that just weren't true. Looking back,
the only reason for my deception

was I had learned about God but had
never accepted His invitation to have
a personal relationship with me.
Once I did that, everything changed.
I have found Him to be the most
loyal, gracious, trustworthy friend in
all of creation. There is none more
faithful, none more honest, none
more forgiving, and none more
enjoyable to be around than Him.
He's the friend of sinners, the hope
of the downtrodden, a shelter from
the storms of life and above all He's
Savior and Lord! *
"The thief (the devil) comes to
steal, to kill and to destroy. I (Jesus)
am come that they might have life
and that they might have it more
abundantly." (John 10:10)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center


YBC Food Pantry
Yulee Baptist Church
Food Pantry, 85971 Harts
Road in Yulee, is open to
everyone to assist with food
needs. Hours are Tuesday
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and
Wednesday and Thursday
from 2-4 p.m. For more infor-
mation call 225-5128.
Double the blessing
When you see an item you
need on "two for one" sale,
and you don't need two,
please think The Salvation
Army Hope House and piclk
up two anyway one for them
and one for yourself. The
items they need most right
now to help fill Emergency
Food Bags for Nassau neigh-
bors in need are: Canned veg-
etables, canned fruits, canned
meats, macaroni and cheese,
fruit juice, breakfast cereal
and small and large jars of
peanut butter, jellies and
The Amelia Island Adult
Community Bible Study class-
es will begin a six-week study
f the Book of Galatians in
February, concluding with a
six-week study of the Book of
Philipplang;infApril. ::- '
Evaikngi men's and ladies'-
classes meet Mondays and
ladies day classes
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 volun-
For the men's evening
class call Tony Taylor at 321-
0785. Ladies evening, call
Claudette Drummond, 321-
0293. Ladies day class, call
Kathleen Minor, 225-8125.
Community choir
Pam Helton, music minis-
ter at Amelia Baptist Church

Sunday Schol, .............................. 9:30 am
Sunday Worship.......................... 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pin
941017 Old Nassauille Road County Ad-107 South
Fernandina Beach. FL32034
www.springhillbaptistfb org

This space available.
Call one of our
AD-visors to help you
reserve this space for
your upcoming events
or weekly services.
Call-261-3696 find
ask for Candy, Christy
or David.

in Fernandina Beach,
announces Part Two, the
Holy Week portion of
Handel's Messiah, will be pie-
sented Good Friday, April 6 at
7 'p.m. at Amelia Baptist
Church. Are singers are invit-
ed to join a community choir
in preparing and presenting
this classic work.
Accompaniment comprises
piano and a chamber string
ensemble. Rehearsals are
Sunday from 5-6p.m. at the
church on Buccaneer Trail at
the roundabout where
Buccaneer meets South
Fletcher Avenue. Music and
rehearsal tracks provided free
of charge..
Contact Helton at 556-6680
or choir president Allen
Lennon at 261-8799 or allen-
lennon@comcast. net.
Women's Day events
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
of January, February and
March;.The Pretty Hat Tea at
5 p.m. Feb. 12; and a
Women's Day Program on,
Mard't4 at'5 p rh All are irweP
come. : .
For information -call Sis.
Sherry Thompson at 335-7496
or leave message at 261-4114.
Faithlink Encounters
Memorial United
Methodist Church hosts
Faithlink Encounters, dis-
cussing current events and
how they Fonnect to our lives,
each Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.
Each week, a different cur-
rent event will be presented
for discussion. A core Bible
passage for reference will be
used from time to time.
Groups meets at the Partin
Center Parlor on Centre
. Street and at O'Kanes Irish
Pub & Eatery on Centre

" 'Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Corac- of Bo-Cca r Tr. & Gcrtmg Road, F.r-no.a Bch
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
SAll are Welcome
36 Bow-man Road, 277-4414
OffAIA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
www. ameliachapeLcom


Canon Kerry Robb
leads participants in
prayer at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church during
the fifth annual Walk for
.Christian Unity Saturday
in Fernandina Beach,i' ., -;
above. Participants also
visited Prince of Peace
Lutheran, Memorial,
United Metho-dist, First
Presbyterian and New
Zion Missionary Baptist
churches. Andria
Livingstone reads Psalm
i96 atNewZion .. :,i- ,
Missionary Baptist-, .

Street Contact Pastor Hollie
at hollie@mumeonline.com.
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
around it. UU 101, a work-
shop in Fernandina with the
Rev. Ron Hersom, minister of
the Unitarian Universalist
Church of Jacksonville;,'starts-

Rev. Jose Kallukalam

Saturday Vigil Mass -4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm MassatYulee United Methodist Chudich
Sunday Masses 8am 9:30am 11am 12:30 pm
Daily Mass- 80am Mon., Wed., Thus & Fri.
6 pm- Tuesday
Holy Day Masse Vigil 6.00 pm; Holy Day 830 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
ParislrOffie: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-2TI-6566

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship -
SAT ..6:00pm
SUN ..9:30am
SWED ..7:009pm
^ Youth, Nursery'
& Childrens' Ministries
"... 321-2117
On A1A I mile west of Amelia Island
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Worship Sundays
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with a three-hour session
beginning with a casual mealt
at 6 p.m. today. On Saturday
meet from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,
ending with a working lunch.
Admission is free. Email east-
nassau@uujax.org or call
277-7666. *
Tuesday worship
Join the Salvation Army
Hope House each Tuesday at
noon for its Weekly Worship
Service. Pastor David
Harrison of La Tierra
Prometida -The Promise
Land Church, will be bringing


Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer 'Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West 904.225'5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225,0809

Innovative Sye, Contemporary Music
Casual Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
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Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM

A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward


20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr. Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New MembeC Gas 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning Wbomhfp 10:30 a.m. eery Sunday
Wednday dayNoon-day Prayer
Wcdnaeday Mid-week Sermte 7-9 p.m nistria :
Bus & an, Couples. Single, oubth

the Gospel message on Jan.
31. For more information,
call 321-0435 or stop by the
Hope House, located at
410 S. Ninth St.
Yulee Baptist Church will
celebrate Super Sunday on
Feb. 5 with three morning
services, 8:15, 9:45 and 11,
and. special music by Mark
Shiver. All are invited. The
church is located at 85971
Harts Road.
Sake ofLove gala
Solid Rock COGBF, 86138
Palm Tree Drive, Yulee, is
sponsoring its annual "For
the Sake of Love",gala on
Feb. 17 at the Crown Plaza
Hotel Airport, Main Ballroom
at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is wel-
come to join in the celebra-
tion of love.
There will be plenty of fun
activities and a delicious meal
served. For information call,
the church at 225-5388.
The Women's Community
Prayer Breakfast, sponsored
by the Methodist Women, will
be held Feb. 18 from 9-11
a.m. at Memorial United
Methodist Church's Maxwell
Hall, Sixth and Centre streets
Registration begins at. 8:30r
a.m. Childcare is available
with a reservation to'
deena@mumconline.com or
261-5769. Breakfast is $7.
Reserve by Feb. 16 to Gail at:
491-3713 or shaves@aol.com.
Tables of seven.available.
The Rev. Dr. Brett
Opalinski, pastor, will speak
on the theme of Centering
Prayer. Taiz6 worship will
also be part of the program.
With the approach of the
Lenten season on Ash
Wednesday, the event brings
together women of the
church ard community for a
time of fellowship, food,
music, prayer and an inspira-
tional message.

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

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School.............. 9.45A.M.
Worship Service ............ 10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training ......... 6OOP.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6:00RM.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:OOP.M.
736 Bomnnieview Road (tf sr sa S R .),
904-261-4615 (church office)
Nurse provided

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

clothes giveaway
New Jerusalem H.O.G.I.C.
holds a free clothes giveaway
the third Saturday of the
month from 8 a.m.-noon at
816 South 10th St.,
Fernandina Beach. For infor-
mation call 491-7669 or Kim
Strange at 415-8360.
Donations needed
Harbor Shores Ministries
is a nonprofit organization
that reaches out to needy
families in the local communi-
ty. It accepts tax-deductible
donations to help local needs.
Your items may be given to a
family in need or liquidated to
supply food, clothes, furni-
ture, etc. Call 225-0963 to
schedule your items to be
picked up. Donations are tax-
Celebrate recovery
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S.
Eighth St., sponsors
"Celebrate Recovery" every
Friday at 6:30 p.m. This
Christ-centered, biblically
based program is for individu-
l als and their family members
whoare dealing with addic-
tions, compulsions, past hurts
and potentially destructive
. behaviors. Call 261-3617.;"'
Transport project
A project to fabricate metal
parts used to manufacture
three-wheeled, hand-cranked
carts is ongoing at a work-
shop sponsored by Memorial
United Methodist Church. ,
The vehicles, called Personal
Energy Transportation, or
PETs, are fully assembled at
Penney Farms near Green
Cove Springs and shipped
throughout the world to vic-
tims of polio, land mines and
other injuries.
The workshop operates
Monday through Thursday
from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call
Jack at 261-5691 or James at
261-5863 to volunteer.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes Youl
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic / f,
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist \
8:15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
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Scot Ackerman, M.D. has
announced the winners of his
"Students Who Care" contest
sponsored by First Coast
Oncology (FCO), which hon-
ors local students for winning
essays on critical topics.
The topic of this year's con-
test was: "Plato said, 'Necessity
is the mother of invention.' In
what innovative ways would
you solve the challenges that
our education system faces
Ackerman presents the
winning students with a
Macbook computer in a special
ceremony at their schools. "Our
education system is facing some
challenges and the students
who are entrenched in that
system can actually offer up
some very interesting, work-
able solutions," said Ackerman,
Radiation Oncologist and
Medical Director of First Coast
Oncology, with offices in
Fernandina Beach and
This year's winners are:
Trista Reeves, a ninth
grader from Hilliard Middle
Senior High School, whose
essay focused on the need to
improve motivation for students
through student-mentoring pro-
Trista received a Take Stock
in Children scholarship, which
is given to deserving, academ-
ically promising, low-income
students. The program pro-
vides mentoring and encour-
agement to keep them from
dropping out of school. She
was inspired by the mentoring
and started a small Biblestudy
group for sixth grade girls.
Trista was presented with
her laptop in a ceremony at
Hilliard Jan. 19. -
Tuongvan Le, a student at
Stanton Prep whose essay
focused on the need for learn-
ing to be more interactive and
engaging and less rigid, such
as fun discussions, interactive
activities and collaborative
:group works in class.,,
I Tuongvan comes from a low-
income family and lives 30 min-
utes from school and often
experiences hardships getting
rides to/from school and often
must pay to stay after in the
1Tuongvan will receive her
Macbook in a special ceremony
at Stanton.
To read the winning essays,
visit www.firstcoastoncology.
com of Ackerman's Facebook
page at http://on.fb.me/
For more information, visit

Ruth Day Hardin FBMS Teacher of the Year

Ruth Day Hardin is one of a kind.
She is tough, tenacious and insistent
that one can always improve. She does
not give up easily, and she does not
allow her students to do so either. They
know that failure is not an option in her
eighth grade Language Arts class. In
fact, they soon learn it takes more ener-
gy to listen to Hardin hound them than
it does to do the work and pass the
Hardin is Fernandina Beach Middle
School's Teacher of the Year for 2012,
and last week was named one of
Nassau's finalists for the county title.
She has taught for 24 years, all of them
at FBMS.
Constant improvement has been the
theme of her life, not only for her stu-
dents but for herself. Giving up might
have been easy, but quitting was not a
choice Ruth Hardin gave herself. At
the age of five on a chilly Christmas
Eve, she and her two brothers were
dropped on the doorstep of a relative
who didn't want them. She grew up in
an abusive foster home and was not
allowed to participate in clubs and activ-
ities. It was her dream to become a
cheerleader, even though she had ever
had a single gymnastics class. She
taught herself how to do the splits and
a back handspring and secretly tried out
and made the squad at Camden County
High School. However, she was not
allowed to accept because her foster
mother required her help after school
with the younger children.
Undaunted, Hardin became the first
in her family to graduate fr6m high
school. She married at 18, had three
children, staying home with them for 15
years. Finally she started college while
also working at JC Penney. It took her
six and a half years to earn her B.A, and
then she continued by getting a
Master's in Education with a special-

She grew up in an abusive
foster home and was not
allowed to participate in
clubs and activities.....
She taught herself how to
do the splits and a back
handspring and secretly
tried out and made the
squad at Camden County
High School.


ization in Reading. Although she had
not been exposed to literature and writ-
ing while growing up, she developed a
passion for the written word.
After she began teaching she didn't
stop challenging herself. In 2002 she
earned National Board Certification in
teaching, which is a rigorous process of
examining and reflecting on one's own
teaching, and passing national tets and
standards. -e
She taught struggling read ers for
many years, but when Florida-starting SUBmrrdmD
requiring the Florida Writeg essay -Ruth Day Hardin, Teacher of the Year at FBMS, with Principal John
exam, that became her special .She Mazzella.
was the first in the county tobe'a state ..
scorer for the test.
Over the years, she has honed her and rewards their efforts along the way. Over the years Hardin has served
writing instructiontechniqueinto a fine On a typical day you might see stu- outside the classroom as well. Before
art. This is reflected in her students' dents singing along with her to learn the school had drama or chorus class-
ever increasing scores. A score of a per- vocabulary, and every now and then, es, she held after school programs. She
fect 6.0 is fairly rare. There maybe just she may launch into a dance or a cheer, also sponsored National Junior Beta
a handful at even a highly performing complete with splits. Club, but her favorite sponsorship was
school, but Hardin's students had 29 Her sense of fun is infectious. He& the eight years she spent leading the
perfect 6.0's in 2009, 42 in 2010 and 53 most treasured reward is having stu- FBMS Cheerleaders. During her
in 2011. Students know she expects alot dents come back and see her years tenure they were twice ranked nation-
from them, but they are willing to work later and say, "Ms. Hardin, you taught ally. She finally was able to put that
hard because she makes learning fun me how to write." back handspring to good use!


Kohl's Cares'
Kohl's Department Stores will be accepting
nominations for outstanding young volunteers.
beginning next week for the 2012 Kohl's Cares
Scholarship Program. Nominations for kids ages six
to 18 will be accepted Feb. 1-March 15 at
kohlskids.com. Nominators must be 21'years or
older. Through the program, Kohl's will award
more than 2,200 young volunteers more than
$440,000 in scholarships and prizes honoring kids
who have.made a positive impact on their commun -
ties:Two nominees from edt:h ofthe rnti e- than
1,100.Kohl's stores nationwide will win a .56' koh 1'i
gift card. M6re than 200 of the store winners will
win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward post-
secondary education.
Ten national winners will be awarded a total of
$10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary educa-
tion and Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit
organization on each national winner's behalf.
A Kohl's Department Store is set to open at the
new Publix shopping center of Chester Road in
Yulee this spring.
Amelia Island NSDAR
The Amelia Island Chapter National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased to
announce their annual scholarship program, which
is open to Nassau's graduating seniors. One out-

standing student from each of the four Nassau
County high schools will receive a check for $1,000
-to help with their educational expenses. Winning .
students will be honored for their scholarship,
ambition and initiative.
Applications for the scholarships are available
through the Guidance Counselor's Office at Fer-
nandina Beach, Hilliard, West Nassau and Yulee
high schools. Deadline for completed applications is
March 29.
Parents and mentors: please encourage your
own deserving high school senior to obtain and
.c. egq 'p t'p 4a o;, 'proof-read it r them and
see that they get itback to the guidance counselor
in time to be considered for this valuable honor. If
your student wins, the Amelia Island Chapter will
treat you andyour student with a special awards
ceremony and luncheon at their May meeting.
If you have any questions, call the Scholarship
Chairman at 277-6775.
Rotary Club
The Rotar.y Club of Fernandina Beach is now.
accepting applications for its scholarship program,
which is open to all seniors graduating from
Nassau County high schools. Applicants must
Be a senior at a Nassau county high school at
the time of the application.
Be in the top 25 percent 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 pro-
vide school guidance counselor's endorsement of
GPA and class rank.
Applications are available at all high school guid-
ance offices and online at the club's website,
www.fernandinabeachrotaryclub.org. Completed
application packets must be submitted to your high
school guidance office by March 15. Applications
&d's1i cr n iled' np'dtdtlnrked 'by'larch 15 to
the RoR-fthillgC 1eafnandiita Beach, P.O. Box 654,;
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. Since 1993, the
Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach has awarded
more than $393,000 in scholarships to deserving
Nassau County seniors.
Auxiliary scholarship
The Baptist Medical Center Nassau Auxiliary
annually funds a $2,000 scfiolarship for a student
pursuing a career in an allied health.related field.
To be eligible, a student must be a Nassau County
resident, 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 scholarships can be accessed by
going to, www.fscj.edu, selecting Florida State Col-
lege and then selecting financial aid/scholarships.


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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 fundraiser
The Boys and Girls
- Clubs of Nassau County.
Foundation's 5th Annual
Benefit gala wll be held Feb.
24 at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island with speaker
Bonnie St. John.
Growing up in a crime-rid-
den environment, St. John lost
her leg to a medical disorder
at age 5 but found support in
Boys and Girls Club member-
The 1984 Paralympic
bronze medal winner in the
slalom graduated with honors
from Harvard, earned her
master's at Oxford as a
Rhodes scholar and served on
the White House National
Economics Council. Individual
tickets are $125, with several
sponsor levels available. Call
.261-8666. Visit www.bgcnas-
sau.org. Email info@bgcnas-
Father/daughter ball
Faith Christian Academy
will host the 12th Annual
Father-Daughter Ball on Feb.
25 from 7-10 p.m. at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island. Enjoy
live music, professional pho-
tography and a gift basket raf-
fle. Attire is semi-formal to for-
mal and fathers and daughter
of all ages are welcome. The
cost is $85 for one father and
one daughter and $40 for each
additional daughter and
includes heavy hours d'oeu-
vres, a gift bag and memory
book. Visit www.fcaangels.

com or call the school office at
Foundation feast
The Fernandina Beach
High School Foundation's
Feast to raise funds for the
academic benefit of students
at FBHS is Feb. 25 at Walker's
Landing in Omnni Amelia
Island Plantation.
Sponsorships range from
$250-$1,000 and include tickl-
ets for food and drinks, sig-
nage and public recognition.
The event begins with an
oyster roast and includes
catering by Gourmet
Gourmet, silent auction and a
recap of the scholastic accom-
plishments at FBHS in the
past year. Contact Jody Peters
at travelingpeters@gmaiLcom
or Patti Burch at pat-
tiburch@bellsouth.net for
sponsorships and individual
tickets ($75).
MightyTeeth Day
Free preventive fluoride
treatment for children ages 5-
12 in Duvaland Nassau coun-
ties will be offered 9 a.m.-2
p.m. Feb. 25 at Florida State
College North Campus, 4501
Capper Road, Jacksonville,
Dental Clinic, Building A,
Third Floor.
The program is free but
appointments are required by
calling (904) 766-6573. Spaces
are limited.
Fluoride varnish is painted
onto the teeth quickly and
painlessly. All children will be
examined by a dentist prior to
the application of the varnish.
Children must be accompa-
nied by a parent or legal
guardian who must sign a con-
sent form. Children will
receive oral hygiene instruc-
tions and enjoy oral health
games and activities.

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GOP presidential primary
Early voting continutu-s through Saturday
for the Republican presidential primary elec-
tion in Florida. Hours- are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at
City Hall, 204 Ash St., the James S. Page
Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place,
Yulee, and at the branch libraries in Hilliard
and Callahan.
Election Day is Tuesday.

Democrats to caucus
Nassau County Democrats will caucus on
Saturday, May 5 at the County Building on
Pages Dairy Road in Yulee to elect delegates
to the State Convention in Tampa who will
then be eligible for election to the National
Convention in Charlotte, N.C. The caucus is
open to all registered Democrats. Call 261-
3364 or (904) 879-5163 for delegate forms or
more information.

Town Meetings'
Fernandina Beach Mayor Arlene Filkoff
will conduct a T'own Meeting" at 7 p.m.
Thursday at the Fernandina Beach Police
Department Community Room at 1525
Lime St.
City Commissioner Tim Poynter will con-

duct a lTown Meeting" at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in the
upstairs room at Cafe Karibo restaurant. 27 N.
Third St.
These meetings are for citizens to
come and ask questions and receive input
on various issues and topics. Citizens can
attend just to listen if they prefer. For more
information call the City Clerk's Office at

Young Republicans
The Nassau County Young Republicans are
scheduled to meet Feb. 21 at San Jose
Mexican Grill, 463797 SR 200 in Yulee. Guest
speaker for the monthly meeting will be
Public Defender for the Fourth Judicial
Circuit Matt Shirk.
The social will be held at 6:30 p.m. and the
business meeting will be held from 7-8 p.m.
Shirk was the first Republican to be elected
as public defender for the Fourth Judicial
Circuit, covering Nassau, Duval and Clay
counties, in 2008.
Nassau County Young Republican meet-
ings are open to any interested Republican.
Family members and children are always wel-
come at the monthly meetings.
To RSVP or for information contact
Amanda Young at nassauyr@gmail.com or
(904) 207-2181.

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their children. Mr. and Mrs. George Sheffield sponsored the event and the co-hosts for
the evening were former state legislator Marilyn Evans-Jones, Laureen Pagel, execu-
tive director of Sutton Place, and Shandra Riffey, executive director of Micah's Place.
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Pirates, Warriors

for District 3-2A title

News Leader,

Th< Pirates will take on
hi- Warriors tonight in the
District 3-2A championship
The Fernandina Beach
Hi gh School boys soccer
team defeated Ribault 8-0
Wednesday night during a
district semifinal match. West
Nassau defeated 3-2 Yulee in
the other semifinal match to
also advance to tonight's title
The game is set for 7 p.m.
at Pirate Field.
The season came to an
end Tuesday at home for the
Fernandina Beach High
School girls soccer team. The
Lady Pirates lost 5-1 to Bolles
in a regional quarterfinal
Liba Buchanan scored the
lone goal for FBHS. She
scored on a penalty kick.
",!he ladies fought a tough
malch and we coaches could-
n't be prouder of the season
they have had," FBHS Coach
Sarah Coombs said. -
The Lady Pirates clinched
their first-ever district title
with a win last week over
West Nassau in Yulee. The
' ady Pirates end the season
with a 14-4-1 record.
Buchanan,'who scored 20
goals this season for the lady
Pirates, has verbally commit-
ted to play soccer at North
Georgia College and State
University. Teammate Casey
Knightwill play at Erskine
The Fernandina Beach


High School boys basketball
team fell to Episcopal 54-35
The host Eagles held a 29-
12 lead at halftime. The
Pirates rallied, outscoring
Episcopal 14-9 in the third but
the Eagles owned the fourth
quarter, 19-9.
Logan Vendola and Mack
Casey scored 10 points apiece
to lead the FBHS Pirates.
Jordan Mcintosh had 12,
The Pirates host West
Nassau tonight for homecom-
ing. The junior varsity game
is at 6 p.m. and the varsity tilt
is at 7:30 p.m.
FBHS'travels to Trinity
Tuesday and is back home
Feb. 2 with Bolles,
The FBHS girls basket-
ball team was narrowly
defeated 65-57 by Baldwin
. Darian Vinkemeier and
Chi Duenas led the lady
Pirates with 16 points each.
The junior varsity squad
was victorious, beating
Baldwin 43-25. Deanna Smith
scored 17 points and Lizzie
Leipau chipped in 12.
The Lady Pirates capped
the regular season Thursday.
They play in the District 4-4A
tournament next week at
West .Nassau High School.
The Fernandina Beach
Middle School girls basket-
ball team was beaten by
Callahan in the Nassau
County championship game.

The Fernandina Beach High School boys soccer team honored its seniors Jan. 19. They are, from left, Sebastian
Boets, Conner Nelson, Nick Valdes, James White and Ian Paul.

Itwas the first loss of the
season for the FBMS Lady
Pirates, who were 6-1 going
into last week's semifinal
During a regular season
game against Yulee Jan. 17,
the Lady Pirates-won 38-12.
. Amy Strozinsky led FBMS
with 12 points, six steals;

three assists and three
rebounds. Teddi Lesoine had
eight points, two steals, four"
assists and a rebound. Emily
Faltemier had four points, a
steal, five assists and a
FBMS's Shanaya
Thompson had six points;two
steals, two assists and three

-rebounds and Faith Leipau
had six points, two steals, an
assist and four rebounds.
"My girls have a wonder-
ful work ethic, great attitudes
and do well in school," FBMS
Coach Erika Zimmerman
said. "I am proud of their
accomplishments in the class-
room and on the court.

"The varsity will play
Georgia teams and hope to
qualify for the Georgia-
Florida championships Feb. 4
at Charlton County.
The Fernandina Beach
Middle School Lady Pirates
travel to Camden C6unty, Ga.,
Monday and host St.-Marys
at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pirates Conner Nelson, Cameron Snyder and Sam Bridwell in action this season for the Pirates who host Wst Nassau tonight for the district crown.
Pirates Conner Nelson, Cameron Snyder and Sam Bridwell in action this season for the Pirates, who host West Nassau tonight for the district crown.

Area swimmers compete in Jax Parks Classic

Five Fernandina Beach
Flyers swimmers took part in
the Jax Parks Swim Classic at
Cecil Field Aquatic Center
Jan. 13-15,
Bridgette Delille, U, had a
great meet; not only has she
aged up, but she entered
events she had never swam
before 1,000-yard freestyle
in a time of 15:59.37 and the
1,650-yard freestyle in a time
of 28:01.67.
Delille also had a personal
-best time set in the 50 breast
of 49.67 arid a personal best in
100 back of 1:39.79. In the 50
back she had a time of 46.88
and the 100 individual medley
in a time of 1:34.01
Haylie Wallace, 11, also
had a rewarding personal
best meet. She entered the
200-yard back for the first
time and, with a time of
2:33.15, received an "A" time.
Her 100 back seed time .
was 1:11.05. She swam it in a
1:09.48, dropping her time by
1.57 seconds and making her
Junior Olympic cut.
Wallace's 100 individual
medley seed time was 1:14.97
and she swam it in 1:14.65.
lIer 100 free seed time was
1:04.82 and she swam it in
1:04.34. In the 50 free, her
seed time 29.78: she swam it
in 28.75, missing her Junior
Olympic cut by .56 seconds.
Wallace has qualified so
tar for three Junior Olympic
events and will be swimming
next weekend at the
University of North Florida in
Jacksonville to attempt her
fourth, which will be the 50
Jared Smith, 13, also
added to his personal bests,
which included 100 breast in
a time of 1:24.79, 200 back in
2:37.95, 200 breast in 2:59.82,
100 free in 1:04.77 and the
1,650 free in 20:54.29. drop-
ping two minutes off his seed

Delille and
above from
left, and
Isabel and
Dupee, left,
in the Jax

Isabel Dupee, 10, had a
very accomplishing meet as
she made her very first Junior
Olympic cut and is just .06 of
a second off of making her-
second cut.
Her530 breast seed time
was 42:46 and she swam it in
a 41:36, making her Junior

Olympic cut. Dupee's 100-
yard breast seed time was
1:38.69; she swam it in a
1:33.92, dropping 4.77 sec-
onds but missing her cut by
Younger sister Sofia
Dupee, 9, had her first meet
with the 10-year-old girls as

she recently aged up and han-
dled it like a champ. Her 50-
yard breast seed time was
1:00.44 and she swam it in a
time of 53.59 dropping 6.85
seconds. Her 50-yard free
seed lime was 39.86 and she
dropped a full second in this


Jacksonville Sharks

to hold open tryout

The Arena Bowl XXIV
champion Jacksonville
Sharks will hold open player
tryouts at 8 a.m. Feb. 18 at
the Jacksonville University
football stadium.
Registration begins at 8
a.m. and the workout will
start promptly, at 9 a.m. The
tryout will run tintil each
player has been evaluated by
head coach Les Moss and
the entire Sharks coaching
The field is located on the
Jacksonville University cam-
pus at 2800 University Blvd.
N., Jacksonville.
Those wishing to partici-
pate in the tryout must com-
plete the 2012 Tryout Pack-
et, which is available online
at jaxsharks.com. On the day
of the tryout; players are
asked bring the completed
packet along with a payment
of $80. Payment can be made
with cash, a credit card or a
money order. Checks will
not be accepted.
This year's tryout will
consist of a combination of
drills,,including the 40-yard
dash, 20-yard shuttle and
various position-specific
The tryout is open to any-
one over the age of 18 who
has completed high school
and is not currently under
contract with any profession-
al football team.
For information and to
download the 2012 Tryout
Packet, visit www.jaxsharks.
The Jacksonville Sharks
are members of the Arena
Football League. The Arena
Bowl XXIV and back-to-back
South Division champions

toknowffyou go
Participants will
receive a T-shirt to wear.
during the tryout
Particpants are
encouraged to bring
footwear appropriate for
both natural grass and
Bring plenty of water,'
as it will not be provided by
the Sharks
A trainer will be on
hand for emergencies only
not for player taping
The tryout is not full-
contact, therefore there is
no need to bring shoulder
pads or helmets
Kickers will not be
evaluated during this tryout
The tryout is open to
anyone over the age of 18
who has completed high
school and is not currently
under contract with anoth-
er pro team.
Cost is $80 to try but.

are presented by Sea Best
Seafood and play all home
games on Sea Best Field at
the Jacksonville Veterans
Memorial Arena.
Season tickets for 2012
are now available; two tick-
ets as low as $135.
To reserve your season
tickets or for information,
pcall (904) 621-0700.
Follow the Sharks on
facebook at facebook.com/
jaxsharks and on Twitter
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F.DA,. J\ -AR 27. 2012 SPORTS \ces LCJCc-

The Yulee
. Middle
School boys
team cap-
tured the
"B" team'
onship with
a win over
The Ram-
blers host-
ed the tour-

FBWGA hosts home-home..

The x, atlli as ga,l'
geous for i ririiiu:il Fi nian.
dina Wo i,-n' G- '.f A-.f .'ci,-
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Tournarn': n .iakn 1 ('i lieri
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Women's CG- Cl h. thi IJ
/Club of Aiiiliia Islarind. i.:.ng
Point, Ospi 1 C..iEv .rii
Laurel Islan.l pa ticila'idJ.
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Murphy, juli [i,: nsler. .u:
ILopino, all A.iFeraandina
B.ah, :.,] dWendy W.-- 4',,,
Laurel Islan.l. Sec.:.n.i ',-nrt r,,
the tearn I ill C .i n : rid
Gerry F ,rirc:lie A L.aur'el
Island an I Mary Ann
Schroed& iand1 T'-rri \\,i il
of Fernandlirni: Bi >:, ri
The tam ..If Anr 1a K. :i\
and Kathleen Hillmer of
Fe:rnandina Beach and Sue
McGinley of Laurel Island -
came in third. Fourth place
tea(m winners were Vickie
Galpin, Patsy Flynn and
'Helen Hirsch, all of Fernan-
dina Beach, and Bonnie
Ludlow of Laurel Island. Fifth

First-place winners were, from left, Julie Hensler, Sue
Lopiano, Bjorg Murphy and Wendy Wessels.

place was captured by
Murphy (blind draw), Nancy
Inboden and Carol Minogue
ofFernandina Beach and

Fran Shea of Golf Club of
Amelia Island.
Murphy posted a career
low gross score of 84.


Museum tournament
The 10th annual Amelia
Island Museum of History
Golf Tournament is Feb. 17.
Enjoy a fun-filled-day of golf,
food, drinks, contests and
more while supporting the
Entry fee is $150 and in-
cludes pre-tournatrient party
Feb. 16, prizes for closest-to-
'the-pin, longest drive and put-
ting, cart and green fees. For-
mat is a handicap scramble.
Women's foursomes are as-.
sured first or second low net
and every fifth spot there-
Organize a foursome or be
paired. Registration closes

Feb. 3. Entries received after
that date will be placed on. a
waiting list. An awards pres-
entation follows play with
heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer
and wine..
To register, contact Paul
Condit at 491-8409 or Alex
Buell at 261-7378, ext. 102, or

A two-person best ball.
tournament to benefit the
Boys & Girls Club will be
held Feb. 2 at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club. The event
starts at 11:30 a.m. Entry fee
is $65 and includes box lunch

after nine holes of golf, cash
bar and snacks after play.
A Muriel Anderson mini-
concert will follow, at 4,p.m.
For information, contact
Tom Jordan at (336) 543-5507,
(904) 432-8166 or ospreyflight

Super Bowl golf
. The Fernandina Beach
Super Bowl Tournament is a
blind draw, four-man scram-
ble with an 11 a.m. shotgun
start on Feb. 4 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
Deadline to register is Feb. 1
at 5 p.m. For information, call
the pro shop at 277-7370 or
Jim Raffone at (904) 614-5037.


Girls Basketball
Feb 2 District at West Nassau
Feb 4 District at West Nassau
Boys Basketball
Jan 31 BROACH 7 3C
Feb 2 at Oakleaf 7.3C
Feb 3 at University Christian 73C
Feb 7 Disetrict at FBHS
Feb 11 District at FBHS
' Junior varsity games are at 6 p m.
Boys Basketball

Jan 27 WEST NASSAU' 7:30
Jan 31 at Trinty 7:30
Feb 2 BOLLES 7:30
Feb 3 HILLIARD 7:30
Feb 10 DISTRICT 4-4A
" JV games are at 6 p m.
Girls Basketball
Feb. 2 District 4-4A at WNHS
Feb. 4 Distrct 4-4A at WNHS
Boys Soccer
Jan 27 DISTRICT 3-2A

Jan 29
Feb. 4
Feb. 11
Feb. 17
Feb 18

at Camden J toumey
Regional at Clay
State at Lakeland
State at Lakeland

Feb. 5 District3-1A
Jan. 30 at Charlton 4 30/530
Feb. 4 Fionda-Georgia champ TBA

The 23rd annual Rorda Shrine Bowl foot-
ball game will be played Jan. 28 at the Univer-
sity of North Florida. Three Nassau County
seniors made the Ncnh Ai-Stars team -
Yulee offensive lineman Cody Miller and West
Nassau running back D J Jones and lineman
Jerry Johns-
Kickoff is at 2 p.m. in the UNF stadium with
pre-game activities starting at 1:30 p.m. Tick-
ets are $10 for adults and S5 for children un-
der 12. Call the Morocco Shnne Center at
(904) 642-5200 or visit www moroccoshrine.

Predet's Day Shoot
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot Shot
Trail in Yulee, will host a Presidents Day
Shoot Feb. 4 with two tournaments. Register
from 8-9:55 a.m. for the moving shoot and
from 1-2:30 p.m. for the afternoon shoot.
Registration fee is $60 ($45 for juniors). Call
548-9818 or email clyde@ameliashotgun-
sports.com for information.

OdTImersget ready
Plans are under way for the 2012 Nassau
County Old Timers football game, an annual
grudge match be-tween former high school
football players. Call organizer Donnie
Braddock at (904) 588-4250 for information.

ElmStreetlttle League
Elm Street Little League will hold registra-
tion for the 2012 season every Saturday from
10:30 a.m. to noon at the ballpark. Registra-
tion will also be held from 3-5 p.m. Monday
through Friday at the MLK Center. The league
is open to boys (baseball) and girls (softball)
ages 9-16. Cost is $40 per player. Contact
President Wayne Peterson at 753-1663.

Register online for Amelia Island Youth
Soccer's spring season at www.aiysoccer.
com. Games start March 10; season runs
through May 19. Email Ronee at registrar@
aiysoccer.com for information.

Yulee Little League
*Yulee Little League will hold registration
every Saturday in January from 10 a.m.-to 1
p.m. at the Yulee Ballpark. Players may also
register from 10 a m to 1 pm Feb. 4 and
Irom 4 30-6 30 p m Feb 6-10C Fee is $85
Bring two proots of resident., along with ath-
lete's birth certificate For information refer to
YLL s Facebook page

Boys and girls ages 0iC1- aie in.iied t10
participate n tihe local level ot compeiilion for
the 2012 Knighis 01 Columbus Free-Throw
CharnpionshiTe The local omnpeiition will be
held Jan 29 frorr noon -1 4 p rn at the Peck
Center Gym: 510 S 10th Si Fernandina,...
Beach All boys and girls ages 10-,14are"ligf-
ble and will compete in their respective age
divisions LasI year more than 170 000 sharp-
shooters panicipa5ed in more than 3 00-.1ocal
All coniesianis on inhe local level are recog-
ni:ed ior their participaliOn in the event
Parti.:ipanis are required io t iurnish prool of
age and written parental consent. For entries
or information, call Tom Smeeton at 321

Stampede2012 Feb.4
Amelia Shotgun Sports will present
"Stampede 2012" Feb. 4 in Fernandina
* Beach. The Continental Champion-ship
Wrestling main event will be a 20-man Top
Rope Battle Royal for $10,000 and a future
title shot. Current CCW champion Chris .
Turner defends his his tile against Jonathan
CCW tag champions the Marcs Brothers
defend their belts against the Army of
Darkness. The Southern States I
Championship will be on the line as champion
Scotty Biggs takes on "Flash and Cash"
Hayden Price.
There also will be a host of other matches
with stars such as Dante "The Dragon" Steel,
kevin Toole, Ricky Jay, "Sir" lan Shire, the
Dynasty Samantha Steele, Logan Stevens
and many more.
The action takes place with a 7:30 p.m.
bell time'Feb. 4 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. A portion of proceeds will
benefit Shiny Badges, Inc. For information,
visit www.ccwrestling.biz.

Pirateson theRun
One of the most festive running events in
North Florida returns-to Fernandina Beach
Feb. 18. The Ned Tyson Memorial Pirates on
the Run 5K/10K will feature a free pancake
breakfast for registered runners and walkers,
courses that include cross-country routes
through the Egans Creek Greenway, and, of
course pirates. The race begins at 8:30
a.m. Feb. 18 with the start and finish lines at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic
Ave. The first 500 people to register will
receive a technical T-shirt.
Both race courses run through
Femandina's streets and into-the Egans
Creek Greenway, where runners will enjoy
beautiful views of nature and wildlife through
a grass cross-country route. Members of the
Femandina Pirates Club in full regalia will

cheer the runners and walkers and hand out
Mardi Gras beads to finishers.
Scoring for the 5K and 10K races will be
done with Champion Chip timing. New this
year will be disposable timing chips, so they
won't have to be returned after the run. You
must wear a chip on your shoe to be timed.
No strollers, dogs or headphones in the 5K or
Awards will be presented to the top three
male and female finishers in both events, the
top masters (age 40 and up) and grandmas-
ters (age 50 and up) runners and the top
three finishers in 15 age groups. Multiple
awards will not be given.
Registration will be $20 per person
through Feb. 6 ($5 discount for AIR members
through Feb. 6) and $25.00 per person Feb. 7
through race day with no refunds. Follow the
signs to free event-parking areas. No race
parking in the downtown area on Centre
Street. Register at Current Running, 815 S.
Eighth St.,-by mail or online. Registration
forms and online registration are available at
www.AmelialslandRunners.com. Preregistra-
tion ends at 2 p.m: Feb. 16 with race-day reg-
istration at the church from 7-8 a.m.
Proceeds benefit AIR's youth scholarship
program and St. Peter's mission trips. Visit
AmelialslandRunners.com or call 277-8365.

Babe Ruth
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth League has
opened registration for the spring 2012 sea-
son. Registration will be held through Jan. 28.
Fees are $80 for T-Ball (ages 4-6) and rookie
(6-8) leagues; $120 for minor (10 and under),
major (12 and under) and senior (13-15)
leagues. Late registration is additional $10.
The league also offers scholarships; no child
will be turned away.
For information, visit www.FBBRL.com or
Facebook, Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth
League. Babe Ruth is also looking for volun-
teers, coaches and sponsors.

Rim under the lights
Join the Amelia Islatid Runners
Wednesday nights under the lights from 6-7
p.m. (weather permitting) at the Fernandina
Beach High School track, 435 Citrona Drive.
These weekly runs are open to the public.
.Free expert coaching advice is available
most weeks from Roy Benson, a nationally
recognized and published exercise scientist
and running coach.
Join members from the club for a group
run every Saturday morning, beginning at 7
a.m. atOurrent Running, 815 South Eighth St.
All ages arid abilities are welcome at these
group runs and you don't need to be a mem-
* ber of the club to participate. Email presi-

OQganized bike rides
There are organized bicycle rides in
Fernandina Beach and around Amelia Island
Thursday starling at 9 a m. and Saturdays
starting at 8 30 a m weather permitting All
rides-start frorn Main Beach'Park'near the
miniature golf course Cyclists of all abilities
are welcome. The nde will be around 30 miles
with rest stops along the way and loops back
o ithe starting point ai around 10 miles before
continuing on the remaining 20 miles of the
route. Lunch after the ride is optional.
Bicycle helmets are mandatory as well as
a bicycle in good working condition. These
rides are led by Don Eipert in conjunction, with
the North Florida Bicycle Club. Contact him at
261-5160. Sign up for email notices at www.
ameliaislandcycling.com or www.nfbc.us.

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

Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Baptist
Beaches physicians will present free semi-
nars, "Getting Ready to Run the Gate," on the
second Thursday of February and March at
the 1st Place Sports,-424 S. Third St.,
Jacksonville Beach.
The evening will begin with a fun run, fol-
lowed by the seminar; question-and-answer
will follow. A Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute
rehab staff member will be available to dis-
cuss warm-up and stretching before and after
the fun' run. There is no charge and it is open
to the public.
Dale A. Whitaker, M.D. will conduct "Hip
Injuries" Feb. 9. "Common Foot and Ankle
Running Injuries" will be held March 8 with
Edward D. Young, M.D.
The fun run is from 6-6:45 p.m- with the
start and finish at the store. Refreshments,
including beer, wine, cheese, water and soda,
will be available from 6:45-7 p.m. The seminar
is from 7-7:30 p.m. with a 15-minute question-
and-answer session t6 follow. There will.be
door prizes. To register email jmulrain @joion-
line.net or call the Town Center store at (904)

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

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ec,-nomy-i3,s a .eier's market" says Archie Davis, THR Representative.

By Jason Delong

? jp s. ees and get ready to star* your
pr rg cdear-g early :. year. THR's Treasure
-Hunte's Rocsho, opens today in Fernandina
Beach and is looking for antiques and collect-
ibles. Remember those Hot Wheels cars you
played wi'h as a kid? What about those old
rrusical inst urren-s? You know, the ones that
have been stored away in the artic for the past
30 years. Wei it's time to dig 'em out, along
with any other f: g :irer treasures. You might be
sitting on a nr--aii fortune and not even know it.

Event representative, Archie Davis-, explains
what the event is all about; "It's a chance to get
paid today, oB the spot, for your classic collect-
ibles. We host over 3,000 shows every year
throughout the U.S. and Canada. Toys, dolls,
trains, pocket watches,'old advertising signs,
gold jewelry, coins, antiques and collectibles-

just about onythng can be sold at the event.'
Th s event is popular because it purs money in
people's. pockets. At a yp:col show, they will
see hundreds of people during he five day
event. A few unusual items wi I be seen, but
mostly it will be a lot of old coins, cold jewelry,'
and a wide variety of antiques and c -.il-il:..Is..
Last week at a show in Missouri, a retired den-
tist walked in with ovei 5 Ibs. of dental gold
fillings. "I would soy that is pretty unusual,

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

COINS Any and oil coins made before
1970: silver' and gold coins, dollars, half
d.-:i :, quarters, c,-e., nickels and pennies.
A I conditions wanted!
HIGH for olatinum. gold and silver during this
event. Broken jewelry, dental gold, old coins,
pocket watches, Krugerrands, gold bars,
Canadian Maple Leafs, etc.
JEWELRY Gold, silver, platinum, diamonds,
rubles, sapphires, all types of stones and
metals, rings, bracelets, necklaces (including
broken jewelry). All costume jewelry wanted.

Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier,
Philipp-, Ebel, Waltham, Swatch, Elgin, Bunn
Special, :'alri, I,.li ..: Hamilton, all others





* Gather items of interest from your
attic, garage, basement, etc. There is
no limit to the amount of items you
can bring.
* No appointment is necessary.
* If you decide to accept the offer, we
will pay you on the spot and ship the
item to the collector. The collector
pays all shipping and handling
* You get 100% of the offer with no
hidden fees.

Above- THR's Treasure Hunters Roadshow
runs through Saturday this week in
Fernandina Beach.

wouldn't you say?" commented Davis. The ..i..-r
l.--n.:-, re e: i -..:J over $31,243 for his gold fill-
ings. He told Davis that over the years he
would keep the extracted teeth when the own-
ers didn't want them. He would thrbw them in a
jar and over the years it added up to over 5
lbs. of gold. Now, not everyone has a jar of
gold teeth lying around, but according to Da-
vis, more than you might think have some sort
of gold they can cash in. Davits says, "The
event receives a fair amount of gold each day
of the 5 day event." Broken jewelry, gold coins
and dental gold have been the largest payouts
so far with today's high gold prices.
Whether, you have 5 lbs. of gold or a s.in-
gle gold too-th, a pickup full of old toys or. a
single Barbie doll, you should visit the even- this
week. It's free, it's fun and it cou d put some
money in your pocket, maybe a lot of money!


Don't miss your chance of
cashing in ator -:- Record High
Gold & Silver Prices

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

Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII,
etc: swords, badges, clothes, photos, medals,
knives, gear, letters. The older the swords, the

Freer 0 bso~n, M[artin, .1- L:.e-e, Gretsch,
new 3nc n. rce- cmps, saxophones, wood
winds. :.- : -, ard c'l others.


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Birds of the Avian
Reconditioning Center, clock-
wise from top left, Hunter,
Henry, Sparky and Miko, will be
at the Amelia Island Garden
Show in Central Park on March
3 and 4 as part of ARC's Raptor
Experience Exhibit to educate
people about their preservation.
Injured in the wild, they now
must live in captivity.

Garden show to host raptors
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Miko and Sparky will be at the
ARC Raptor Experience Exhibit at
the Amelia Island Garden Show in
Miko, a short-tailed hawk, and
Sparky, a peregrine falcon, will be
presented by the Avian
Reconditioning Center from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days of the
show. These are two species that
are rarely seen in Northern
Florida. Miko, a dark phase short-
tailed hawk, came to ARC in 2009
as an immature bird. He had been
found in the Miami area, the natu-
ral range for this species in Florida,
in late December 2008 with a gun-
shot injury to his left wing. Short-
tailed hawks breed in tropical and
subtropical America and are
uncommon and local in most of
their range.
X-ray examination revealed that
the gunshot caused a fracture of
the carpus (wrist) that damaged

X-ray examination revealed that the gunshot
caused a fracture of Miko's carpus (wrist) that
damaged the feather follicles on the tip of his wing,
which will likely never recover

the feather follicles on the tip of his
wing, which will likely never recov-
er. This damage to the follicles pre-
vents typical growth of feathers
and compromises his ability for
normal flight. Miko would not have
the stamina required to hunt,
evade larger predators or other-
wise survive in the wild and, there-
fore, must live in captivity where
he can be provided food and
insured of his safety.
Sparky arrived at ARC in the
spring of 2010 for flight evaluation.
Originally admitted to the Alabama

Wildlife Center in the fall of 2009
with a broken right humerus, it
was assumed he had been injured
during migration.
Sparky received excellent care
at the Alabama center where their
vet repaired his fracture. Although
his plumage looked good, he was
not flying well and they felt he
needed to be evaluated by a falcon-
er. At ARC, it was observed that his
flight was labored and when he
began to molt the following fall, his
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Harlem Ambassadors

return to Fernandina

Second annual

match-up set

for Feb.24

For the News-Leader
IThey're coming back! For
the second year in a row,
the Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club will bring
back the wildly entertaining Harlem
Ambassadors basketball team for an
exhibition game with the hometown
team, the Nassau Nets.
The game, a fundraiser for the
Rotary Club's college scholarship
and charitable programs, is sched-
uled for Friday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m.
in the Fernandina Beach High
School gymnasium.
Last year, the Ambassadors
trounced the Nassau Nets 132-84, but
the more than 600 fans that packed
the FBHS gym were having too
much fun watching dunks galore and
laughing at the Ambassadors' awe-
some athletic antics to care about the
lopsided" score. The Ambassadors
also got the crowd and kids in the
audience involved in the fun with
skits, races and routines that kept the
audience laughing throughout the
All of the hilarity was for a good'
cause. Since 1993, the Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach has awarded
$293,000 in college scholarships to
graduates of all four Nassau County
high schools.
"Our goal this year is to raise
enough money to exceed the
$300,000 mark in scholarships award-
ed," said Rotary Club President
Shannon Brown. "Hosting the
Harlem Ambassadors helps us do
that and provides a great evening of
entertainment for families in our
The Ambassadors' goal .is not only
to play a high-energy game, but to
UMfiphhagsize the importance of getting-
an education and living a positive
All Ambassadors team members
must be actively pursuing a college

Nassau Nets player local attorney
Robert Peters with the Harlem
Ambassadors' Nick Simpson at
last year's game.

degree and must remain drug and
alcohol free.
"They ran us ragged and almost
scored more dunks than we did
points, but we couldn't be prouder to
have played against such a great
team," said Nassau Nets player and
Rotarian Trip Clark. "I'm excited for
a rematch."
The game has received tremen-
dous support from the community,
with local businesses including
Vystar Credit Union, The News-
Leader, the Residence Inn and more
providing sponsorships.
Sponsorships are still available at sev-
eral levels that offer advertising and
recognition during the game. For
Harding at 321-7002
Tickets are available in advance at
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Next Story & Song Feb. 3

On Friday, Feb. 3, Mark and
Donna Paz Kaufman will once again
host one of their singer/songwriter
friends, Tom Kimmel, in a perform-
ance of songs, stories and poetry to
benefit the Amelia Island Book
Festival, which begins Feb. 17. An
award-winning artist in his own right,
Kimmel has released seven sold
albums, published a book of poems
and led songwriting workshops and
classes around the country and in
The show in Burns Hall of St.

Peter's Episcopal
Church starts at 8
A $15 donation is
requested at the
door. Enjoy the wine
bar before the show.
Seating is limited -
reserve a spot by
mailing info@ Kimmel
tival.com. For infor- .
nation visit www.ameliaislandbook-

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The Amelia Island Museum of History. 233 S.
Third St.. invites you to its next Brown Bag Lunch
Lecture on Wednesday. Feb. 1 at noon. This month
features Tales and Trails though Old Town pre-

sented by Jennifer
and Mike Harrison.
residents and advo-
cates of "Old
Fernandina." This
illustrated tour will
demonstrate how
this historic neigh-

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to the passage of time -
while maintaining ...-
many of its unique characteristics. This program
is free and open to the public. For more informa-
tion. contact Alex at 261-7378. ext. 102.

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The Boys & Girls Club presents Muriel
Anderson on Feb. 2 at 730 p.m. at the Golf Club of
Fernandina Beach. Anderson is one of the world's
leading guitarists, performing in the U.S.. Europe
and the Far East. She has over 12 CDs. films and
instructional books and produces the All-Star

Guitar Nights for
the National
Association of
Merchandisers in
Anaheim and
Admission is free

with a suggested
donation of $25 to
the Boys & Girls Club. Cash bar and tasty treats.
Contact Tom Jordan at (336) 543-5507.432-8166
or ospreyflight@me.com for information.

Fernandina Beach Middle School will host the
16th annual Desserts
of Amelia on Feb. 3
from 6-8 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center.
Tickets are S10. or $12
at the door. adults
only. Casual dress.. '
Taste a wide variety ol
desserts and enjoy
live and silent auc- -
tions. Participating local restaurants include

DeNucci's. Barbara Jean's. Bliss Cupcakery,
Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Pecan Roll
Bakery. 29 South Eats. Kelley's Courtyard and
more. All proceeds benefit the school's teachers
and their students. For tickets or information call

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
Dawkins. Stephen
France and Doug
Nemeth. Considered
by many to be
Williams' masterpiece.
the story of a mother.
her son and her daugh-
ter. brings to life human beings who cling to a
dream world that shatters into pieces.
Performances at FLT are Feb. and 11 at
7:30 p.m. and Feb.5 at 230 p.m. Tickets can be
purchased at the door if available or in advance at
The UPS Store in the Publix shopping center.


As a special recognition
to all of its customers, Cats
Angels invites you to join
them from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
today 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, 709 S. Eighth St. Store
proceeds benefit all Cats
Angels programs TNR
(Trap-Neuter-Return to care-
giver), Rescue, Adoption and
Spay/Neuter. Cats Angels is a
non-profit, 501 (c)3 organiza-
tion and receives no funding
from any government entity.

Join the Fernandina
Beach Optimist Club for a
pancake breakfast fundrals-
er on Jan. 28 from 8-10 a.m.
at Applebee's in Fernandina
Beach. Enjoy unlimited pan-
cakes, bacon or sausage and
, beverage coffee, tea, milk or
juice for $8. Tickets are
available at the door or from
any member. For information
contact Phillip Smith, presi-
dent, at 753-5506.

The American Beach
Property Owners
Association, Inc. Invites
friends-and residents of
American Beach to partici-
pate in the observance of
the completion of the Evans
Rendezvous Exterior
Renovation-Phase 1 at
12:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the
corner of Gregg and Lewis
streets, near the ocean.
Evans Rendezvous, a club
for social gatherings since the
mid-1950s, was closed sever-
al years ago and was falling
into disrepair. The ABPOA, in
an effort to preserve the build-
ing for future use as a cultural
center, obtained funds to ren-
ovate and secure the exterior,
allowing time to obtain addi-
tional funds to renovate the
interior. Nassau County gov-
ernment owns the property.
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The next Yappy Hour
(pet-friendly happy hour)
will be held Feb. 1 from 6-8
p.m. at The Falcon's Nest at
Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion. Donations are accepted'
at all Yappy Hours for
Rescuing Animals in Nassau.

"The Nassau County Public.
Library System and the
Friends of the Fernandina :
Beach Library, in partnership
With the Association for the
Study and Preservation of ,
African American History of
Nassau County, will sponsor
the African American Read-
In on Feb. 6 from 6:30-8
p.m. Join community leaders,
teachers, ministers and youth
as they read selections from
books, poems, writings and
speeches by African
Americans at the Fernandina
library, 25 N. Fourth St.
Special guest, local poet
Rutha Turner Jones, will read
from her book.
The everit is part of the
23rd National, African .
American Read-In. Libraries,
schools and churches across

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the nation participate in order
to make the celebration of
African American literacy a
traditional part of Black
History Month activities. Call

Mary Pitcher of CBC
National Bank will host the
next WIN WIN (Women in
Nassau Helping Women in
Need) networking meeting
Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at
Pablo's Mexican Grill, 12 N.
Second St. Donations will
benefit Cedar Haven Trans-
itional House, where women
in transition undergo a pro-
gram to help develop the skills
necessary to reclaim their
place as productive members
of the community.
Bring a $10 check payable
to "Women of Power." CBC
National Bank will provide a
few appetizers. Purchase
food/drinks. Bring brochures
and business cards. Door
prizes optional. RSVP to Mary
Pitcher at.583-9850 or
Visit winwinnassau.com.

Fernandina Beach
Christian Academy at First
Baptist Church on South
Eighth Street and its stu-
dents will host a Spaghetti
Dinner with Silent Auction
on Feb. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m.
in the Family Life Center at
FBC, dine in or take out.
Tickets are $5 and available
by contacting the school at
491-5665. Silent auction
donations also accepted.
Contact the school for details.
* *
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach will hold
its annual Valentine Game
Party on Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. at
the Clubhouse, 201 Jean
Lafitte Blvd. All card games,
board games, dominoes and
mahjongg are welcome. Get a
group of four together and join
in the.fun. Cost is $5 per per-
son. Snacks and dessert will
be served and there will be
lots of door prizes. For reser--
vations call 321-1752 or 277-
8244 or contact Woman's
Club member.

Solid Rock COGBF,
86138 Palm Tree Drive,
Yulee, will hold its annual
"For the Sake of Love" gala
on Feb. 17 at the Crown
- PlazaHotel Air.prt, Main
Ballom at 7:30 p.m. Every-
one is welcome to join in the
celebration of love. Enjoy fun
activities and a delicious
meal. Call 225-5388..

The St. Marys, Ga.,
Downtown Merchants
Association will host the
18th annual Mardi.Gras
Festival and Parade on Feb.
18 with the theme "All That
Jazz!" including a street festi-
val from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; parade
at 10 am.; Great Camden
County Chili Cook-Off 11
a.m.-2 p:m.; entertainment
starting at noon; a pet cos-
tume parade at 1 p.m.; and
Mardi Gras Ball at the
Southern Junction at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the ball are $35
at the St. Marys Welcome
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A Workshop for Mountain Dulcimer
with musician and storyteler Anne
Lough. Twists and Turns, Left Hand
Technique and Musicality, wil be held
Feb. 4 from 10-11:30 a.m. at New
Vision Congfegational Church, UCC,
96074 Chester Road, Yulee. Check-in
and coffee begins at 9:30 a.m. Cost is
$25. Register by emaling janefind-
berg@belsouth.net. For information call
An evening of music and storytelling
with Lough wil be held Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.
at New Vision. Lough will also bnng her
music and storytelling to worship at
New Vision on Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.
Visit www newvisioncongregation-
alchurch org.
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, univer-
sally acclaimed as one of the greatest
violinists on the international stage, the
Zukerman ChamberPlayers has per-
formed at some of the most prestigious
venues in North America, Europe, Asip'
and South America.
The 4 p m. performance will be held
al 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 Amelia Island Jazz Festival will
kick off its 2012 season with a benefit
Big Band Celebration Gala March 24
from 6:30-10 p.m. in a ballroom at the
Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
. Featuring cocktails, dinner and danc-
ing to the Dynamic Les DeMerle 17-
Piece Orchestra with vocalist Bonnie-
Eisele, the Big Band Bash will recreate
classic swing arrangements by Duke
Ellington. Count Basie, Benny
Goodman, Arlie Shaw, Lionel Hampton
and more
Details will be announced in the
coming weeks, and several surprise
guests will appear as well.
Tickets are $150 per couple, with
proceeds benefiting the educational and
entenainment programs of the 2012
Amelia island Jazz Festival .
Contact the festival hotline at (904)
504 -4772 or visit www ameliaislandjaz-
zfestival.com. Email info@ameliaisland-

Bookseller in St. Marys (912-
882-7350). Contact (912) 882-.
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The Boys and Girls
Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation's 5th Annual
Benefit gala is Feb. 24 at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island with speaker Bonnie
St. John, an athlete, author
and executive coach.
Growing up in a crime-rid-
den environment, St. John
lost her leg to a medical disor- ,
der at age 5 but found support
in Boys and Girls Club mem-
bership. The 1984 Paralym-
pics bronze medal winner in
the slalom graduated with
honors from Harvard, earned
her master's at Oxfordas a
. Rhodes scholar and served
on the White House National
Economics Council. For tick-
ets call 261-8666, Visit
.www.bgcnassau.org. Email
info@ bgcnassau.org.

The Fernandina Beach
High School Foundation's
Feast, a fundraiser for the
academic benefit of stu-
dents at FBHS, is Feb. 25 at
Walker's Landing in Omni
Amelia Island Plantation.'
Sponsorships range from
$250-$1,000 and include tick-
ets for food and drinks, sig-
nage and public recognition.
The event begins with an oys-
ter roast and includes catering
by Gourmet Gourmet, silent
auction and a recap of the
scholastic accomplishments
at FBHS in the past year.
Contact Jody Peters at travel-
ingpeters@gmail.com or Patti
Burch at pattiburch@bell-
south.net for sponsorships
and individual tickets ($75).

Faith Christian Academy
invites you to make a fond

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emerging plumage showed
serious damage and malfor-
mation of the feathers at the
injury site.
Falcons are very visual
creatures and Sparky often
appears hyperzaware of his
surroundings, as if he is on
constant alertL
Also returning to visit-will
be Henry, the barn owl, and
Hunter, the Eastern screech-
owl. Visitors will learn about
the natural history of the
birds and their importance
to us and our environment.
ARC focuses on the physical
reconditioning of raptors
that have been inactive for

Chamber festival
The Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival will run May 17-June 8 with a
galaxy of international stars and emerg-
ing talent.
The festival is offering discounts on
ticket packages for multiple performanc-
es: 10 percent off for three to five per-
formances and 20 percent off for six or
more concerts. Season tickets are avail-
able for $384, a 20 percent discount. Or
present a valid confirmation number
from any lodging establishment on the
island and receive a 50 percent dis-
count on tickets. Cal 261-1779.
Jaz am
A jazz jam is held at Pablos. 12 N.
Second St., Femandina Beach, from 7-
10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each
month. Musicians are invited to sitin for
one song or the whole night To join the
mailing list submit your e-mail to beech-
flyer@ bellsouth.net.
Amela land Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre
St., hosts a music circle on Saturdays
from 7:30-10 p.m. featuring great local
musicians. Admission is free And all are
welcome. Come enjoy dessert, coffee
and music.
Amedia River C ises
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 261-9972 or book online at
www.ameliarivercruises com.
Dog StarTave
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St.,
Saltwater Grass tonight; and Chroma
Jan. 28.Visit Dog Star on Facebook.
Call 277-8010.
GrCen Tufle
The Green Turtle, 14 S Third St..
live music. Call 321-2324.
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South
Fletcher Ave.,.karaoke on Sunday
nights with Daddy "O0" DJ. Follow The
Hammerhead on Facebook at
Hammerheadbar Islandbbq
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove, featuring
Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson,
Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays
each Thursday night at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia island. Dress is casual.
For Informatin call Holmes at 556-6772.

memory at the 12th Annual
Father-Daughter Ball on
Feb. 2 from 7-1 p. .i at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. Enjoy live music, pro-
fessional photography and a
gift basket raffle. The attire is
semi-formal to formal and
fathers and daughter of all
ages are welcome. The cost
is $85 for one father and one
daughter, and $40 for each
additional daughter. The price
includes heavy hors d'oeu-
vres, a gift bag and memory'
book. Visit www.fcaangels.
corn or call the school office at
321-2137 to purchase tickets.

The inaugural 2012
American Cancer Society
Cattle Barons' Ball will be
held March 23 from 6:30-
10:30 p.m. at Amelia Island
Plantation with a silent and
live auction, dinner and danc-
ing to the Bo Cats, celebrity
chefs Chef Brian Grimley of
Lulu's at the Thompson
House, Chef Scotty Schwartz
of 29 South Eats and-Chef
Adam Sears of Merge
Restaurant. Attire is country
Funds raised will support-
the American Cancer
Society's programs and serv-
ices for cancer patients and
their families in Nassau
County, research and the
Reaching Out to Cancer Kids
(R.O.C.K.) programs for chil-
dren with cancer and their
families. Tickets are available
for $75 apiece. Tables can be
reserved. Contact Sarah
Welsh at 391-3642 for tickets
or information.


Aspiring movie actors
will gather today for a class
titled "Acting For The
Camera" taught by Dr.

an extended time while
recovering from illness or
injury. Falconry techniques
are used to evaluate a bird's
chances for survival in the
wild after recovering from an
injury and to teach nestling
birds how to hunt. Visitors
will learn how falcon training
techniques are used in reha-
bilitation so the bird can be
successfully released.
The third annual Amelia
Island Garden Show will roll
out nature's brightest colors
for two days on March 3 and
4 in Central Park. With
growers and nurseries from
around the state, the show
will feature more than 50
vendors with a full assort-

Nadine Vaughan, filmmaker
and owner of The Living ..
Theatre Company.
Reservations areirequired.
Email Vaughan.at psyches-
pace@earthlink.net for infor-
mation. The workshops-are
presented by FilrhAmelia, Inc.,
a nonprofit.

The St. Marys Little
Theatre will hold auditions
for "River of Life" on Jan.
28 at 11 a.m. at the Theatre
by the Trax, 1100 Osborne
Road, St. Marys, Ga. "River
of Life'.' is an original musical
written by local citizens 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
include: Timucuan Indians, St.
Marys founding fathers, tall
ship workers, Acadians, Aaron
Burr, Alexander Hamilton,
choir members, Major Admiral
Cockburnr, 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,
Call (912) 729-1103 or email

Amelia Community
Theatre presents "Into the
Woods" by Stephen
Sondheim 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 and unexpected con-
sequences. Favorite fairytales
get a new twist as they learn
what happens after "happily
ever after." "Into the Woods" is

ment of flowers, plants, trees
and palms, orchids, native
plants, butterfly-friendly
plants, shrubs and garden
Get on-site expert advice
about how to "green" your
home, yard and garden and
enjoy the short presenta-
tions and demonstrations at
the "Ask the Expert" booth.
Enjoy the Fernandina
Farmers Market on both
days as the vendors move to
Central Park with their pro-
duce and expanded menu of
prepared foods. Admission is
$4 for adults: children under
12 are free. No pets, please.
For details, visit www.amelia-

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
S10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment; dart tournament
* every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.; Dan Voll
Tuesday from 7:30-11:30 p.m.; the
Turner London Band Thursday from
8:30 p.m.-midnight and Friday and
Saturday from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Call
261-1000. Visit www.okanes com.
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 Sheffield's
with party mixes tonight. Monday nights
reggae with Pili Pili and Chillakaya One;
Tuesday Buck Smith Project; Wednes-
days Wes Cobb; Thursdays Hupp &
Rob in the Palace & DJ Buca in Shef-
field's; Fridays and Saturlays regional
bands and DJ Anonymous at Shef-
field's. Call Bill Childers at 491-3332 or
email bill@thepalacesaloon.com.
Picante Grill, Rotisserie and Bar,
464073 SR 200, Suite 2, Yulee, live
music every first and last Saturday of
the month from 7-10 p.m. Call 310-
9221. Visit www.picantenassau.com.
Sandy Bottms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., The Macy's play each
'Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.; trivia '
Thursday; live music every Friday and
Saturday at 8 p.m. Call 310-6904. Visit
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Flet-
cher Ave, The Macy's In the lounge
from 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturdays;
shaggin' in the lounge Sundays from 4-
7 p.m ; Pdi Pili in the.tiki bar Wednes-
days from 5 30-9-30 p.m.; live music in
the bar all weekend. Call 277-6652.
Visit www slidersseaside.com.
The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South FletcherAve., Reggie Lee
tonight, Richard Stratton Jan. 28; Ernie
& Debi Evans Jan. 29; Alex Affronti Jan.
30, Richard Smith Jan. 31; DJ Roc Feb.
1; and Reggie Lee Feb. 2. Hours are 5-
9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m
Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p m.
Sunday. Call 261-5711.

a "PG" visual and musical
, delghtthat stays with you
ng' faer the storybooks
close. Tickets are, now on sale
at $20 adults ancl$10 stu-
dents (K-12). Purchase at
261-6749 or www.ameliacom-
* *
Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for 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
atre.org or call 261-6749.
* *
"Elvis Lives" comes to
Jacksonville's Times-Union
Center Moran Theater on
Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. The produc-
tion showcases each per-
former portraying Elvis in one
of four eras: the 1950s,
1960s, his movie career.and
his concert years. Call the
Artists Series box office at 1-


The Amelia Island
Museum of History will be
staying open until 7 p.m.
and offering free admission
every Friday night. Have you
lived in Fernandina for years,
but never visited the muse-
um? Here's your chance.
Beginning at 4 p.m. every
Friday, the museum will open
its doors to the public free of
charge. Guided tours will not
be offered during this time.
For more information contact
Alex at 261-7378, ext. 102.

GAME Continued from 1B
Vystar Credit Union, the
AIFBY Chamber of
Commerce or by calling Sean
McGill at 556-4225. Advance
tickets are $10 for adults, $5
for children under 12 and free
for children four and younger.
The cost will increase by $2
on the day of the game. The
FBHS Interact Club will sell
concessions including
Domino's Pizza, soft drinks
and snacks, with all proceeds
going to support the club's
community programs.
For information, visit the
Fernandina Beach Rotary
Club at www.fernandin-



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201 Help Wanted
experienced receptionist. Outstanding
telephone skills needed. Benefits
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I 201 Help Wanted

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with "P" endorsement. 1 yr exp. Meet
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position available. Competitive salary,
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exp. Must be proficient with PeachTree
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(904)321-7356 if interested.

Counter Person, must be experienced
in Equipment and Construction Field.
Computer Literate, Customer Oriented,
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ASSISTANT Part-time. Fax resume
to (904)206-4188.

DIVISION located in Femandina
Beach, Florida, has an outstanding
opportunity for a career oriented
Individual with strong administrative
skills. Position will focus primarily on
assisting with all data entry / computer
aspects of the business including, but
not limited to, generating documents
like purchase orders, receivers, ship-
ping bills of lading, and accounts
payable. Candidates must be highly
flexible, well-organized, DETAIL
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communication skills. Two years
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call (904)491-0202.

ISLAND HAIR CO. Position available
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204 Work Wanted
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provide in-home care assistance FT or
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206 Child Care
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or caregivers? If so please call Ivey's
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State Licensed. Home Daycare -
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207 Business
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503 Pets/Supplies
Active female "Dachshund/Jack Russell
mix. Energetic & beautiful. Needs a
good home. (904)261-8789

811 Commercial/Retail
11 N. 3RD ST, DT Historic 2,200 sf,
For sale $335k
Sadler 1,500-40,000 sf. avail. Price
neg. Warehouse from $600/mo.
Cafe Turnkey 30K 080 Call Phil @
Amelia Coastal Realty 904-556-9140
RENT TO OWN Comer lot 926 S. 8th
St. Small office + 20x40 bldg (3 bays
w/car lift). $1800/mo. + dep. Owner
finance. Terms flexible. (904)261-5034

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601 Garage Sales
1/28, 8am-12pm. Too many items to
list. 1550 Canopy Dr.

YARD SALE 309 S. 17th St.,
Femandina. Sat. 1/28, 8am-2pm. 20
gal. tank plus accessories, wedding
accessories, mini fridge, clothes, toys.
. Please come.

YARD SALE in Old Town. Sat. 1/28,
7am-3pm, 818 San Fernando St.
Computer desk, yard tools, luggage
pieces and more. Rain does not cancel.
Can be seen after Tuesday by appt.
only, call (904)410-9728, leave mes-

First Saturday of Month Flea Market.
Everyone welcome to buy or sell. Feb.
4, 8am-3pm. 201 Alachua St., F.B.
$15.00 per space. Call (904)210-6191.

1602 Articles for Sale
GUN SHOW Feb. 4th & 5th. Prime
Osbom Convention Center, 1000 Water
St., lax. (1-95 south to exit 353A,
Forsythe St.). CWP classes 10:00 &
1:00. Admission $8.00.,Free Parking.
Info Cliff Hangers (386)325-6114.

good condition. Tan with red troprical
pattern. $350 together. Oak end tables
$100. (904) 206-3330.

DIVORCING Mikasa bone china
setting for 8 with extra vegetable bowls
& platters. Crystal stemware included,
$700. Lane old dark wood hutch with
lighting, $600. Whirlpool refrigerator
25.2 cu. ft., side-by-side, white, $200.
Futon: golf decor, $100. Magnavox 19"
TV, $25. (904)321-0948

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

WANTED 10 HOMES needing siding,
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hundreds of dollars. No money down.
Payments + All credit accepted.
Senior/Military discounts (866)668-
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802 Mobile Homes
TRAILER FOR SALE 1979 Skyline,
12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good condition.
Have title & ready to move. $5,000.

805 Beaches
Visit ww,.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

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

807 Condominiums
2BR/2BA, first floor. Call (904)277-
8769 or 753-1516.

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person. Must be able to multitask efficiently and work well with a
team for success. Only motivated individuals looking to grow in
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Ca. ,an. Frrashaked or enl ed._i Orno. l aud.
*Foresi Pade 2ES4l.58A,6. a ew m ds.mhed.
uWcs included 51250/mo (frrishrag & uchsei
*28R/IBA furrnihed 1801 S, Flecher Ave.
$1S.650/o ,ndcludes meas ulties, w aer: sewer.
garbage. able. aintemet and pw re-
Ocean-aew. 487 S. Recher. Across the street
from th e beadch.AJI ur.w-iTV & pholane.
* F-ve Ponts Valage 1.200 .ftAAIA/S 8d St. expo-
sure Great for reir, services, or office.
*$1,200/mo sales tax
* Aela Park 910 appros.ft. 3 of5ces, reception
area, lktchen and bathroom. $ 1450/mno. + urdres.
* 1839 S. 8th St adjacent to Huddle House, 1,800
sqkf $1700mao.lease + tax.Sale also considered.
* BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Landscaping Co. or
Nursery. Office, greetluse, shade houses with a.
fenced, irrigated outside space for plants.
Excdllemt locaon with high visblity.
*Office Complex wr/tenfant r aie / excelent
imssem- 1941 Citrona Dr 4690 sq.fLinred-
Ing additional lot.Call for more info 261-4066

852 Mobile Homes
4BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE on 1 acre.
S900'r-o. $7C0 cepasit, or Wil
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$99.30.- Call (864}245-3698.
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855 Apartments
2BR/2BA VILLA bea~tfuriy
ec.ippec anc f.F.I ft.rnishec. r, neAty
renovated, 2nc floor overlooking pool.
path to beach. Call (904)393-E35.6
AT BEACH Eff. $125 Ak. 1!R ind
cable & all uils,. $185 wk/'SSSC rno. +
cep. ALSO 2&3BR SWHF, starting
$175 Yk/$595 rmo. cep- 261-5334

apartment, hardwood floors, in the
heart of downtown FB. $800/mo +
$150 utilities, Call/text (904) 465-2514
835 ELLEN ST. 2BR/1.5BA town-
house. New carpet, fenced backyard.
$875. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)

2BR APARTMENT porch, near
Centre St., eat-in kitchen, full bath.
$610 plus utilities. Call (904)321-4191.
NORTH POINTE 925 Tarpon. 2BR/
2.5BA townhouse. Pool, covered
parking. $875. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
able. Private walkway to beach. Call
(772)828-6197, (904)261-5069 or
3BR/2BA top floor of duplex. 1 block
from ocean, deluxe appliances, large
deck, very nice. $1075/mo., lease plus
deposit. (904)583-0095

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856 Apartments
OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/1BA, tile
floors throughout, W/D, upgraded
appliances. 927 N. Fletcher, upstairs.
99S5/mo dep. (904)385-1005

2BR/2.5BA beach townhouse in a quiet
neighborhood setting. All major
appliances furnished including an inside
private laundry. Located close enough
to hear the surf but not have the spray.
Must be seen to be appreciated. Call
251-56227 for an appointment.

2BR/2BA APT. Deposits paid.
Ground floor, view of Preserve. Pets
OK. Washer/dryer. Assume lease $945.
Call (316)708-0187.

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

JASMINE PLACE 2BR/2BA flat. $915
includes lawn, garbage/sewer, water, &
W/D. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)

860 Homes-Unfurmished
2BA Home, fenced back yard, $900
month to month rental with a $500
security deposit. 304-4309
Great location. $850/mo. + $850 dep.
Call (904)753-3256 for details.
Oyster Bay. Open floor plan: Separate
living & dining area, gated neigh-
borhood. $1800/no. Call Tiffany (904)
335-0583 for details.
BRICK HOUSE 3BR/2BA, garage,
game room, on 1 acre. $1200/mo. +
deposit. Service animals only. Call
(904)704-4989 or 225-5392.
3BR/IBA. just minutes from historic
district. Call (904)753-1346.
gated community. Rec room, gourmet
kitchen, 4-season sunroom, acre of
land, 2 miles to 195, on marsh. Avail in
February. $2000/mo. (912)882-3859
3/1 Like new, near DT FB, pets ok.
$950/mo. Amelia Coastal Realty
have fine furniture to qualify. No
smoking. $900/mo. No lease. Month to
month. Call (904)631-3799.

857 Condos-Fumishe4 1861 Vacation Rentalsj

3BR/2BA CONDO Ocean Park. Main
beach ocean view. Long term. Call

OCEAN FRONT 2BR/2BA, L/T rental,
pool, fishing pier, tennis, walkover,
parking for two. $1500/mo. + electric,
phone, & cable. (904)583-2785

1858 Condos-UnfurnishedI
THE COLONY 2BR/2BA/2-car gar-
age. $900/mo. Pool & tennis courts.
Svc. animals only. No smoking. Call

1859 Homes-Furnished [
36R/2BA, 2-car gar., gated, comm
pool, 5 mins/beach. Rental by day, wk,
mth, yr. (904)261-6204/206-0035

+ bonus room, garage, fully furnished.
$1300/mo. Call Ana (904)403-1982.

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

863 Offic '
- 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 Jasmine St. (904)583-0058
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644
1000 SQ. FT. of office space at 1890
S. 14th St. $750/mo. Call 753-2004
for Information.

windows, A/C, 76,000 miles. Asking
$5,200. Call (904)225-2090.

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31 Tarpon Ave, Unit #6367 (Fernandina Shores) 1178 -* 85678 Bostwick Wood Drive (North Hampton Subdivision) 2900sfC-
2BR/1.5BA Fully furnished condo only one block from the beach. 4BR/3BA This spacious home has many elegant upgrades. Formal dining
Community pool. Rent includes sewer and garbage fees. $1175 room, large eat-in kitchen, fireplace in family room, privatesbackyard bor-
*1542 Lisa Avenue (The Park Subdivision) 884sf 2BR/2BA Fully fur- ders preserve, water access and boat launch nearby. Community features
nished ready for you to begin Florida lifestyle. Stainless steel appliances, large pool. Clubhouse and playground. Includes lawn service, pest control,
ocean views, carpet and ceramic tile, mini blinds, cable/satellite TV ready, wireless internet, and basic cable service. Also includes membership at the
private yard/courtyard, patio/deck, private street and 2-car garage. $1450 Beach Club of Amelia. Available February 1st $1895
403 Tarpon Avenue #322 (Ocean Park Condominiums) CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS
1432sf 2BR/ZBA Community pool, barbecue grills in common area, 1 N. 4th Street Apt C (Swan Building)- IBR/EBA Upstairs unit down-
full master bath with double sinks, dining in living/great room, closet town on the corner of4th and Centre Street, across from the post office. $625
pantry, trash compactor, patio/deck balcony, storage closet, carpet and 402 S. lth Street, Unit C 3BR/1BA Upstairs unit in triple. W/D
cemmic tile. One-cargarage. Ocean views, only a short walk to thebeach. hook-upsinside. $795
Washer/Dryer, water, sewer, trash, pest control and Association fees are
included. Home also on Sale Market. $1500 2418S First Avenue, 1085sf 2BR/1.5BA, Three story duplex only one
block from the beach- Carport underneath unit Ocean views from Master
S1373 Plantation Paointe Dr. (Plantadtion Pointe) 1900sf 3BR/2BA bedoom balcony. Eat-in kitchen, carpet and vinyl flooring, vertical and
furnished home in gated community on south end of the island. Great room plastic blinds, 1-car carport. $850
opens to kitchen and breakfast nook. Vaulted ceilings, fireplace, two car
garage. Available March 1st $1595 2483B. First Avenue 882sf 2BR/2BA master bedroom has large bath
SINGLE FA MIY HOMEM oN IS$AN1 with separate guest bathroom in hall. Dining in living/great room, kitchen
NG FAMIY OM SLANDhas closet pantry, carpet & vinyl tile, mini blinds, private yard/courtyard
*966ChadiStreet, 1440sf-3BR./2BA-Townhomevcryawellkept,brigbt, airyfloor and patio/deck. $795
plan with loft, breakfast room with bar/nook, doset pantry, carpet, vaulted ceilings
in great room wth sepastedining room 2100 Belvedere Avenue, 912sf-2BR/lBA Closetohighschool and mid- 2BRZBA, Upstairs mot in gated condominium community. Community
die school. Ceramic tile and min blinds, cale/satellte TV and high speed ool, playground, fitness center and laundry facility. Washer and dryer
internet ready. Large fenced-in backyard and outside storage. Yard watering
system. New 1-car garage andbuilt-in grill. Available March 1st $99a5 4736 St. Marc Court (The Colony) 1130sf 2BR/2BA Townhome
3684 First Avenue 2070sf- 4BR/3BA Two story home with open floor Condo, Master bath has jetted tub. Each bedroom has its own bath, Dining
plan and two master bathrooms. Ceramic tile throughout living room and in family room, new carpet, mini blinds, fireplace in living room, vaulted
dining room, closet pantry in kitchen. Walk to the beach or BBQ on your ceilings, tennis courts, pool and 2-car garage. $900
back deck. $1250 1847 "Beach Walker Road (Turtle Dunes Condominiums) 1800sf -
1942 Springbrook Road (Egans Bluff Subdivision) 2064sf- 4BR/2BA 2BR/2BA Located on 4th floor, two Master bathrooms, ceramic tile and
Full Master bath, carpet and vinyl floors, cable/satellite TV ready, private hardwood floors throughout, cloth blinds, cable/satellite TV ready, elevator,
yard/courtyard with fenced-in back yard and 2-car garage. Available gated community and pool. Water, sewer and trash included in rent Also
February 1st $1750 on Sales Market. Available February 1st $1995
90697 Ridgewood Cirde (Lofton Pointe Subdivision) 1600sf Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space, 4,500sfwill divide
3BR/2BA Master bathroom with separate shower, garden tub and double Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf office $1,300/mo
sinks. Carpet, ceramic and vinyl tile, mini blinds, fireplace in living room, 501 Cetrc St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices
cable/satellite TV ready, covered patio/deck, playground in common area
and 2-car garage. $1225 Centre Street &4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices
86048 Knotted Oak Way (Hickory Village Subdivision) 1677sf 1799 US HWY 17- 1196sf Commercial building, S1,500/mo.
4BR/2BA Open floor plan with eat-in kitchen. Carpet and vinyl floors. Sadler Road 625sf building on 1 acre lt 51,500
Covered back patio opens to fenced-in back yard. Conveniently located 14th Street (Jasmine Plaza) Approx. 2400s Commercial space
near schools, shopping and 1-95. 2-car garage $1295 $10/s 0
S97493 Cutlass Way (Pirates Woods Subdivision) 2460sf 3BR/2BA
Completely remodeed' Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Two Master 116 Centre St. 2900sf $3,000/pmo.
baths, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen, walk-in pantry, brand new carpet & Gateway to Amelia Suite 201N, 2 rooms with total 370sf, includes
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