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AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN

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Author Annette Myers shares
fresh fruit with attendees as she
invokes selections from Isaac
Hayes' Cooking with Heart and Soul at
the annual African American Read-
in Monday at the Fernandina Beach
library, above. Hayes selected one of
Myers' recipes for the book. Middle
right, Dr. Sharon Austin, director of
African American Studies and asso-
ciate professor of political science at
the University of Florida, recites.
verses from poet Langston Hughes.
Far right, recently returned to
Fernandina after working out of
Atlanta for the past decade, author
Lynnette Young shares selections
from her own poetry and journals.
Below left, Toby Atkinson reads'
excerpts from Mary Beth Rogers'
BarbaraJordan: American Hero, a biog-
raphy of the Reconstruction-era pio-
neer. Below right, City Clerk Mary
Merceirasked, "How can you have
Black History Month without talking
about Rosa Parks?" before reading
from Nikki Giovanni's Rosa.
The evening was sponsored by
the Nassau County Public Library
System and Friends of the
'FerrttMffrtffia'Hch I.ibrary, in
partnuership with the Assocatio'rfr'
the Study and Preservation of
Afrcan American History of Nassau
CQunty.


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City to test tree lights


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader
Due to residential complaints about
new ambient "uplighting" downtown,
city staff will soon hang 120-volt string
lights on a second "trial tree" to get cit-
izen feedback on possibly putting
string lights back on Centre Street
City maintenance staff has already
strung energy-efficient 12-volt lights on
a tree at the corner of Centre and
South Second streets, according to
Fleet Maintenance Manager Jeremiah
Glisson.
Glisson made a presentation on the
downtown lighting issue during a dis-
cussion at the city commission meet-
ing Tuesday.
The new outdoor ambient "uplight-
ing" was installed last year.at a cost of
$44,000, replacing the strung tree
lights that had decorated downtown
trees for nearly 20 years. Glisson said
removing the tree-strung lights and
replacing them with the ambient LED
lighting has saved the city $15,000 in
utility costs.
According to Glisson, the old
strung lights were a safety hazard
because they were Christmas-tree-
style lights that could be removed from
the sockets. The new LED string lights
can't be unscrewed, he said, because
they have sealed sockets.
Glisson explained t. Tuesday's
meeting that the downtown has three
different types of lighting: LED uplight-
ing that was installed last year, which
replaced the old string lights; 67 car-
riage-style post fixtures that have been
in place since the 1970s; and 95 acorn-
style postlights that have been replac-
ing the carriage lights.
But residents have complained
about the removal of the white tree
lights, saying Centre Street is not as
attractive at night.


It's inconceivable that
we'll have five different
lighting systems. That's a
waste of taxpayer money.
RESIDENT CLINCH KAVANAUGH

"There seems to be considerable
interest in installing tree lights,"
Glisson said.
"I would like to see the (downtown)
lights go back to where they used to
be," Vice Mayor Jeffrey Bunch said.
"This (new) lighting doesn't look that
good to me, (but) I don't know where
we'd get the nioney."
According to Glisson, downtown
trees need from 300-1,000 feet of string
lights, depending on the size of the
tree and method of installation.
Energy-efficient 12-volt LED string
lights would cost $10,000-$12,000 to
install in 12 trees, while 120-volt LED
string lights would cost $4,000-5,000
for 12 trees, Glisson said.
Glisson said after the meeting that
city staff had discussed a tree-light-
ing sponsorship program with down-
town business owners, but that there
did not appear to be very much inter-
est.
"Most (business owners) say the
city should just put the (string) light-
ing back in the trees," Maintenance
Manager Rex A. Lester said at the
meeting, adding that a few business
owners said they would be willing to
pay for them.
.Lester also noted there was
$87,000, left over,from money bud-
geted to install a new fence around a
city softball field, that could be used to
LIGHTS Continued on 3A


Lott to receive



$3,500 biweekly
ANGELA DAUGHTRY SEE PHOTO PAGE A3
News-Leader


Dave Lott was sworn in as interim
city manager at Tuesday's regular
meeting at City Hall.
Lott, a Fernandina Beach resident,
was chosen Feb. 1 out of 13 applicants,
replacing former city manager Michael
Czymbor, who resigned in January.
Lott's employment contract
includes compensation of $3,500
biweekly and not more than 500 min-
utes per month to be reimbursed on
-his personal cell phone.
He isalso entitled to 56 hours of
paid time off, to be used for vacation or
sick leave, but will not earn any more
vacation time or sick leave during his
time working for the city.
Lott is not entitled to any employee
benefits, including health insurance,
dental insurance, life insurance, retire-
ment benefits, pension or disability.
Lott will not be provided a city vehi-
cle but will be reimbursed at 44 cents
a mile for any travel outside Nassau
County.
City commissioners and staff are in


the process of developing a plan to
find a permanent city manager.
Commissioners have agreed the inter-
im manager is not eligible to apply for
the permanent position.
Lott is senior vice president of
Speer & Associates consulting firm of
Atlanta and has a B.S. degree in indus-
trial management from.Georgia Tech.
He has been involved in city and coun-
ty issues for more than six years,
including several advisory commit-
tees.
During his interview Lott told com-
missioners that involvement made
him the best candidate for interim city
manager because his knowledge of
key issues like the airport, dredging of
the marina and restoration of Egans
Creek Greenway would allow him
to "jump in and hit the ground run-
ning."
He has said as his first action he
would focus on preparing the city's
budget.
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UF report: 2011 shark attack deaths highest since 1993


DANIELLE TORRENT
university of Florida
GAINESVILLE Shark attacks in
the U.S. declined in 2011,'but world-
wide fatalities reached a two-decade
high, according to the University of
Florida's International Shark Attack
File report released Tuesday.
While the U.S. and Florida saw a
five-year downturn in the number of
reported unprovoked attacks, the 12
fatalities -which all occurred outside
the U.S. may show tourists are ven-
turing to more remote places, said
ichthyologist George Burgess, direc-
tor of the file housed at the Florida
Museum of Natural History on the'
UF campus.


"We had a number of fatalities in,
essentially out-of the way places,
where there's not the same quantity
and quality of medical attention read-
ily available," Burgess said. They also
don't have histories of shark attacks in
these regions, so there are not con-
tingency plans in effect like there are
in places such as Florida."
Seventy-five attacks occurred
worldwide, close to the decade aver-
age, but the number of fatalities dou-
bled compared with 2010. Fatalities
occurred in Australia (3), Reunion (2),
the Seychelles (2) and South Africa
(2), with one each in Costa Rica, Kenya
and New Caledonia. The average glob-
al fatality rate for the last decade was
i i undi er 7 percent, and it rose to 16


percent last year. Excluding the U.S.,
which had 29 shark attacks but no
deaths, the international fatality rate
averaged 25 percent in 2011, Burgess
said.
"We've had a decade-long decline in
the number of attacks and a contin-
ued decline in the fatality rate in the
U.S.," Burges; said. "But last year's
slight increase in non-U.S. attacks
resulted in a higher death rate. One in


four people who were attacked out-
side the U.S. died."
Florida led the U.S. with 11 of its 29
attacks. Other countries with multi-
ple attacks include Australia (11),
South Africa (5), Reunion (4),
Indonesia (3) Mexico (3), Russia (3),
Seychelles (2) and Brazil (2). While
the higher number of fatalities world-
wide came as a surprise, the drop in
the number of U.S. attacks follows a 10-


year decline, Burgess said.
"It's more than coincidence that
we've had this drop over this last
decade," Burgess said. The fact is,
that's a downward trend, and there
has to be a cause for that People might
argue there's less sharks, but since
the late 1990s, populations have begun
a slow recovery. By contrast, the num-
ber of attacks in the United States and
Florida suggests there's been a
reduced use of these waters."
Florida's attacks historically lead
the U.S., and as a high aquatic recre-
ation area, especially for surfers,
Volusia County leads the state. In 2011,
Volusia County again led the: -iat.' with
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OBITUARIES


Jane Redfem Scanlan
Jane R Scanlan, wife of Phillip M. Scanlan of Amelia
Island, passed away on February 8, 2012 at the age of
65 after an 18-month battle with colon cancer. Jane
was the daughter of Helen M. Redfern of Amelia Island,
and the late Richard K. Redfern.
Born in Ithaca, New York, Jane graduated from
Tufts Universit and received an MBA
O from Columbia University. Fluent in
-f German, she courageously took her
first job after college in Munich, prior
to a 23-year career at AT&T in the
United States. She held key positions
as a director for human resources, pub-
lic relations, and marketing at AT&T in
Basking Ridge, NJ, before retiring to Amelia Island
12 years ago.
Jane served as a trustee of Tufts University for 12
years and as a board member for the Ocean Village
Home Owners Association, where she lived, for three
years. She co-chaired the Nassau County Solid Waste
Recycling Task Force, bringing a county recycling
program to Amelia Island for the first time.
Jane was 9ne of the founding members of the Kraft
Tennis Club where she was currently serving on the
Board of Directors. She loved playing tennis with her
friends at Kraft. Jane was a volunteer with the Amelia
Island Museum's Holiday Home Tours program and
was a member of the Instrument Zoo, which intro-
duces young children in local schools to a variety of
musical instruments.
Jane and Phil first came to Amelia Island on their
honeymoon in March 1997 and immediately fell in
love with the place, putting a deposit on their retirement
home while on their way to the airport on the last day
of their honeymoon. Jane loved walks on the beach with
Phil, but her first love (after Phil) was traveling. In the
past several years, Jane and Phil visited Finland, Russia,
Turkey, Ireland, England, France, Egypt, Jordan, and
the Mediterranean countries. In addition, Jane and
Phil traveled to Vietnam where Phil served in the
Army, and, with Jane's parents, to the Panama Canal
where her father served in the Army during World
War II.
Jane's two annual "Girls Weekends" with her Tufts
University friends and her AT&T friends were an
important part of continuing her long-term friendships.
She enjoyed yoga, exercising daily, and walking with
friends. Jane completed two half marathons as part of
the "26.2 with Donna" marathon for breast cancer in
Jacksonville. On Sunday, February 12, Phil and several
of Jane's friends will walk in the marathon on Jane's
behalf.
Jane was very close to her family and enjoyed oppor-
tunities to visit them and have them visit her. In addi-
tion to her husband and mother, Jane is survived by four
step-children: Scott, Maureen, Michelle, and John
Scanlan; three sisters: Susan and Lee Redfern and
Nancy Freedman; three nephews: Rich, Alan, and
Justin; and nine grandchildren: Trevor, Travis, Lauren,
Sarah, Isabelle, Meara, Charlie, Reagan, and Jack.


Nassau Habitat seeks

family for newhome-
Nassau Habitat wants a faim- ily of four.
ily that can afford to buy a three- Families are selected based
bedroom home in Fernandina on their need for basic, afford-
Beach. The monthly mortgage able housing; their ability to
payment is about $525 per partner with Nassau Habitat,
month including taxes, home- and their ability to repay their
owners insurance, termite bond mortgage. Three hundred
and maintenance escrow. hours of "sweat equity" is
Nassau Habitat offers buy- required from a family and their
ers a zero-interest mortgage. friends as part of the process.
Actual payments may vary For more information see
based on the final construction the website at NassauHabitat
costs. Costs are slightly higher forHumanity.org/Qualifyingfor
if optional appliances aire pur- HabitatHome. Applicants may
chased. also call the office at 277-0600 or
To be eligible, guidelines call send an email at NHFH@net-
for annual incomes of: magic.net and request more
$22,200-$35,880 for a fam- information. Nassau Habitat has
ily of three;,or a nondiscriminatory family
$24,600-$39,840 for a fam- selection policy.





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Visit us for pur 30'" return to the 35' Annual Fernandina Beach
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on Atlantic Ave. Fernandina Beach, FL
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as you enter. Look for our "BIG LADLE".
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NEWS DEADLINES
Community News:
Monday. 5 p.m.
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Monday 12 p m.
Church Notes:
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A Cekebrarion of Life :serice for Jane will be held on
Sunday, February 19. ai 5:i.) p.m. in the dining room
at the Villas of Osprey Village, 74 (Osprey villagee Drive.
Amelia Island.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in
Jane's memory to the Barnabas Center. 11 South 11th
Street. Fernandina Beach. FL 320:34. with -Adult Bike
Program- (or ABP) noted on the-memo line of the
check-
Please share her life story at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxiey Heard Funera Directors

Wanda Archer Osborne
Mrs. Wanda Archer Osborne. age 83, of Fernandina
Beach, FL passed away on Wednesday morning.
February 8, 2012 at Magnolia Manor on St. Simons
Island, GA.
Born inJohnson City, TN, she was the daughter of
the late Frank Edward Archer, Sr. and Letha Matheson
Archer.
In 1951 she married William H. "Bill" Osborne.
also of Johnson City, TN.
In 1959, they came to Fernandina Beach and became
Owners and Inn Keepers of a group of vacation rentals
i on the beach on South Fletcher
SAvenue. Mrs. Osborne ran, maintained
^. and performed many duties as her hus-
S band worked as an Industrial Arts
"- Teacher at Paxon Junior High School
in Jacksonville. In later years, her hus-
band opened and ran Osborne Used
Cars on Sadler Road. As an Inn Keeper,
she had many annual repeat customers-from Georgia
and South Carolina that became like family that would
frequently bring and share an assortment of fresh veg-
etables and watermelons.
The Osborne's were members of Five Points Baptist
Church, where Mrs. Osborne loved singing in the
choir.
In 2002, Mr. Osborne passed away.
Mrs. Osborne leaves behind, two sons, Keith
Osborne and his wife Nadine, Fernandina Beach, FL,
Greg Osborne and his wife Pamela, Lilburn, GA,
a sister, Christine Bitner, three brothers, Frank
Archer, Jr., George Archer, all of Johnson City, TN,
Gary Archer, Cummings, GA, five grandchildren,
Kyle Osborne, Austin, TX, Rachel Kennedy (Norman),
Fernandina Beach, FL, Perri Osborne, Paige
Osborne, Peyton Osborne, all of Lilburn, GA, two
great-grandchildren, Alexa and Lauren Kennedy of
Fernandina Beach and numerous nieces and
nephews.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:0-
10:00 am at the Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow at 10:00 am in the.
Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard with the Reverend.
Jeff Overton, officiating.
Mrs. Osborne will be laid to rest beside her husband
in Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Please share her life story at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors


Sara Josephine Patrick McClung
Mrs. Sara Josephine Patrick McClung. age 73.
beloved wife of Jim Hill McCkng. Sr of Amelia Island.
FL passed away on Wedresday- morning, February 8.
2012 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau on Amelia
Island. Florida.
Born in Chaiananooia. 1TN. she was 'the daughter of




-FI Emory University in Atlanta where she
Smajored in Eiilish Literature. While a
student at Fmory. she was Swellthea't
of the Alpha T"au Omeg Fraterinity. Iln 195., ;1 the ;ag. e
of twenty, she married Jimi Hill McClung, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. McClung made their home in Atlanta
for many years and were active in S. John's lUnited
Methodist Church, where she tlIau.ht SundayL School and
was a Woment's Circle Ieadier. MNrs. hMcClung w\as active
in the Ftilton County Republican Womnen's Association,
she actively supported various Republican Political
Campaigns and was an Alternate Delegate to the
Republican National Convention in 1980.
She was an avid golfer, enjoying her membership in
the Cherokee Town and Countr Club, and the Atlanta
Women's Golf Association. After moving to Amelia
Island, she became a member of the pmelia Islaitd
Club. Mrs. McClung enjoyed painting, and while living
in Japan, when her husband was in the United States Air
Force, she earned her Japanese Flower Arranging
Teacher's Certificate. She also enjoyed travel, and did
so extensively with her husband Jim.
After moving to Amelia Island in 200t, she and her
husband became members of the Amelia Plantation
Chapel.
Mrs. McClung leaves behind, her husband of 54
years, Jim Hill McClung, Sr., one son,Jim Hill McClung,
Jr: and his wife, Patricia, Atlanta, GA, one daughter,
Karen McClung Feuerborn, Flower Mound,'TX, a son
in law, Thomas Charles Feuerborn, Sr., one brother,
Thomas Joseph Patrick, Jr. and his wife, Charlotte,
Chattanooga, TN, eight grandchildren, Jim Hill
McClung, III, Sara Kate McClung, Patrick William
McClung, Emily Mae McClung, Matthew Henry
McClung, Thomas Charles Feuerborn, Jr., Christopher
Patrick Feuetborn, Kathleen Marie Feuerborn and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am today,
Friday February 10th, at the Amelia Plantation Chapel
with the Reverend Ted Schroeder, officiating.
Immediately following the service there will be a recep-
tion at the church's fellowship hall.
..:n lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
miide in her memory to the Baptist Medical Center,
'Nttrs's Fund, Atln: Wanda Henderson, 1250 South
18th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 or to the
charity of one's choice.
Please share her life story at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley--leard Funeral Directors


Hospice volunteer opportunities

;.:. Community>.Hospice of Northeast Florida fundraisingefforts.
has volunteer opportunities available that help The Community Hospice Volunteer Services
improve the quality of lifeof patients and families department works closely with all volunteers to
living in Nassau Cbunty. provide appropriate training and make sure that
Opportunities include: their talents and skills are matched with cur-
Patient/family volunteers are needed to rent needs in the best way possible.
visit patients in their homes, in long-term care or Whether you offer companionship and a lis-
assisted living facilities or at one of the five tening earto patients and family members, help
inpatient care centers Community Hospice oper- with clericalwork or assist at fundraising events,
ates. at Community Hospice, there's a volunteer oppor-
For people who enjoy working with children tunity for everyone.
volunteers can choose to work with children -. The easiest and most convenient way to
and teenagers at Camp Healing Powers, a ther- become a Community Hospice volunteer is to
apeutic weekend camp that is held twice a year. visit community hospice.com and click on the For
Visit pediatric'patients and their families by Donors & Volunteers tab, or call (904) 407-5011
volunteering with Community PedsCare, the for additional information.
pediatric palliative and hospice program for chil- Established in 1979, Community Hospice of
dren with life-limiting and life-threatening con- Northeast Florida serves residents of Baker,
editions. Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. Each
Dog owners can volunteer to become part day, 850 employees and 750 volunteers help
of the Community Hospice pet therapy program 1,200 patients and their families live better with
and visit patients or participate in community advanced illness. The organization is committed
events. to improving the quality of life for patients and
Volunteers are needed to assist with cleri- their families and to be the compassionate guide
cal and administrative duties, for end-of-life care in the local community. No one
Volunteers help out at a variety of exciting is ever denied care due to an inability to pay.
events that support Community Hospice Visit communityhospice.com.


AA MEETINGS


Open meetings are open to
anyone, including non-alco-
holics, families, etc., who may
be interested in Alcoholics
Anonymous. All scheduled AA


In Loving Memory of
David W. Craig
2-9-1972
12-15-2011

Love and miss you!
Mama & Lemuel


meetings are non-smoking and
one hour in duration.
* *
Alcoholics Anonymous
meetings for people who have,
or think they may have, a
drinking problem are held
Monday at noon and
Saturday at 10 a.m. at Prince of
Peace Lutheran Church on
Atlantic Avenue across from
Fort Clinch State Park. Please
enter the meetings through the
side door.
* *
The Fernandina Beach
group meets in the Amelia
Room, 906 S. Seventh St.,
Monday at 6:30 p.m. (begin-
ners); Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
(open discussion): Wednes-
days at 7 a-m. (open 12 & 12
study) and 11 am. (open -step
meeting): Thursdays at 7 a-m.
(open Big Book study), 11
a.m. (open discussion) and
6:30 p.m. (open Big Book


LOOKING BACK


50
YEARS


25
YEARS


10
YEARS


Planning was under way for the ninth annual
flower show, "Camellia Artistry," in the Woman's
Club auditorium.
February R, 1962
Members of Florida's Public Service
Commission got an earful from Fernandina
Beach residents upset over a 51 percent water
hike request by Florida Public Utilities.
February 12, 197
Nassau Countyi' chambers of commerce lob-
bied lawmakers in Tallahassee to keep iocal trar.n
portation projects funded despite state budget
cuts.
February 8, 2002.


study): Fridaysat 11 a.m. (open
- Big Book study) and 7 p.m.
(open meditation, speaker);
and Saturdays at 7 a.m. (open -
discussion) and 6:30 p.m. (open
- discussion). Call 261-8349.
* *
The Downtown Group
meets at the Alachua Club, cor-
ner of Third and Alachua
streets, Fernandina, on
Monday at 8 p.m. (open -12 &
12 study); Tuesdays at 8 p.m.
(open speaker); Wednesdays
at 8:15 p.m. (open men's dis-
cussion): Thursdays at 8 p.m.
(open discussion); Fridays at
8p.m. (open -discussion); and
Saturday at 8 a.m. (open dis-
cussion) and 8 p.m. (open -
relationships). Call 261-3580.

The Ft. George Group
meets at St. George Episcopal,
Church in St. George on
Friday at 7:30 p.m. (open dis-
cussion).


FOR THE RECORD

The cost is k 750,000( to
refurbish he crossings of
Alachua. A-h and Centre
sir;':s in ldo-,.ntown Fern-
andina B-ach lThe dollar
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page -toryv n Wedne-day..
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WEEKLY

UPDATE

Cold NightSheter
When nighttimne temper-
aturets drop to 40 degrees
or below, the Cold Night
Sheller! CNS) at the1
Fetrnandina Beach Church
ot Christ at tilh corner of
South 141ti and Jasmine
stI'reet- opens to welcome
people who are experienc-
ingt holiesn'ssl'.s aund oth-
e'rs who lack ad:tqueate heat
in their honlies. Guests are
given in.its and blankets for
the night as well as a hot
dinner, breakfast and a
tak.e-away snack.
For information contact
Kristen Mandrick. CNS
coordinator, at 5S"<3-1183.
Help for vets
Disabled American
Veterans Service Officer
Jennett Wilson Baker will
be on duty at the Peck
Center every Tuesday from
9 a.m.-2 p.m. to provide
free, professional assis-
tance to veterans and their
families in obtaining bene-
fits and services earned
through military service.
You can make an appoint-
ment by calling (904) 556-
3363 or just come to the
Peck Center Reception
Room.
Sign language
ASL (American Sign
Language) group meets
every Wednesday at 8:30
a.m. al Burger King on.
South Eighth Street, for les-
sons, practice and a meet
and greet. Call/text Barb at
556-5700 for information.
All are welcome, including
those who would like to
learn sign language.
NAACP meets
The Florida State
Conference of the NAACP
will hold a reorganization
meeting to see if there is
sufficient membership in
the Nassau County Branch
for reentry into the Florida
State Conference. George
Young, area director of
Area 5-Florida State
Conference, will chair the
meeting. The meeting will
be held Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in
the Peck Center reception
room, 516 S. 10th St.
Job seeker help
WorkSource has part-
nered with the Northeast
Florida Community Action
Agency of Nassau County
to offer a free job seeker
workshop 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.worksourcefl.com.

Alzheimer's
support
The Alzheimer's/Dem-
entia Support Group for
Nassau County meets the
-third Thursday of each
month from 1-2 p.m. at the
Council on Aging, 1367 S.
18th St. The next meeting
is Feb. 16. It is open to the
public. Call Debra Domb-
kowski, LPN, at 261-0701:
Steak night
The American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54, will
host their monthly steak
night at the American
Legion Post, 626 S. Third
St., from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 18.
The public is welcome.
Dinner includes a steak
cooked to order, baked
potato, corn on the cob,
salad and a roll for an S 11
donation. To-go dinners
available.
Libraries dosed
The N~issau County
Public LJlrary System will
be closed Feb. 20 for
Presidents' Day. The book
drops will remain open.

Grant
writing help
Women of Power and
BellTower C..n ',il;n


Group have teamed up to
provide capacity building
training to nonprofit organi-
zations. The workshop Feb.
25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at
the museum, 233 S. Third
St., is for anyone who wants
to understand the basics of
grant writing and improve
their writing and planning
-- ,iil F-te is $y). Previous
experience is not required.
Proceeds will go to the
Cedar Haven Transitional
Hou-,ing project in Fernan-
dina Ik:ach. To register
crnlac(I l.aVerne Mitchell of
Women oof Power at (904)
6;f-74 77 or Pl'lower
Consulting Group at 1-888-
77 -5930.


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FRiDAY,. FEBRI R 10.2012 NEWS N\cx s-Leader


SHARKS
Continued from 1A
six attacks, but it was the low-
est since 2004 (3).
"It's a good news/bad
news situation," Burgess said.
"From the U.S. perspective,
things have never been better,
our attack and fatality rates
continue to decline. But if it',
a reflection of the downturn in
the economy, it might sug-
gest that other areas have
made a real push to get into
the tourism market."
The next step to reducing
the number of fatalities is cre-
ating emergency plans for
these alternative areas in the
future, said Burgess, who has
been invited to work on devel-
oping a response plan in
Reunion Island this spring.
"Ironically, in this very for-
eign environment that has ani-
mals and plants that can do us
harm, we often don't seem to
exhibit any concern at all, we
just jump in." Burgess said.
Surfers were the most
affected group, accounting for
about 60 percent of unpro-
voked attacks, largely due to
the provocative nature of the
activity. Swimmers experi-
enced 35 percent of attacks,
followed by divers, with about
5 percent.
"When you're inside the
water, there's much less
chance of sharks making a
mistake because both parties
can see each other," Burgess
said. "Surfing involves a lot
of swimming, kicking and
splashing."
Despite the number of
deaths being higher than
other years, people should
remember how much of a
threat humans are to sharks,
Burgess said. With worldwide
over-fishing, especially to
meet demands for flesh and
fins used.in shark fin soup,
an expensive Asian delicacy,
humans pose a greater threat
to clasmobranchs (sharks,
skates and rays) than sharks
do to humans.
"We're killing 30 to 70 mil-
lion shaiks per year in fish-
eries who's killing who?"
Burgess said. "The reality is
that the sea is actually a pret-
ty benign environment, or
else we'd be measuring
injuries in the thousands oj
millions per year."
The 2011 Worldwile
Shark Attack Summary may
be viewed online at
www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/shar
ks/isaf/isaf.htni.


TAKING THE OATH


ANGELA DAL'GHTRY\NEWS-LEADER
New Interim City Manager Dave Lott is sworn into office by City Clerk Mary Mercer
on Tuesday at City Hall. Lott bested two other finalists during interviews last week
to land the job. City commissioners and staff are in the process of developing a plan
to find a permanent city manager. The commission voted last month not to allow the
interim manager to apply for the permanent position.


LIGHTS
Continued from 1A
pay for strung lights.
Bunch said he would like to
use the leftover fence money
to install new string lights, but
Commissioner Tim Poynter
said it would be a better idea to
put 120-volt string lights on
just one tree to test the idea.
But Mayor Arlene Filkoff
questioned the point of
installing more lighting on
Centre Street, complaining
that the uplighting is already
hard to see due to the carriage
lights.
Resident. Clinch Kavana-
ugh, who owns a downtown
building, also complained
about the wisdom of re-


installing more lights.
"It's inconceivable that we'll
have five different lghting sys-
tems," Kavanaugh said. "That's
a waste of taxpayer money." He
suggested the city have an
expert on urban lighting eval-
uate the problem, and "get the
lighting down to one system."
Commissioners conceded
at the meeting'the lower-cost
120-volt LED string lighting
should be installed in one tree
to get citizen comment on
whether to proceed with a plan
to install more string lights in
downtown trees.
Glisson said it has not been
determined which tree will be
strung with the trial lights, but
that it will probably be close to
the tree at Centre and South


Second for comparison. The
345 lights for that tree cost
about $700, with funds com-
ing out of the city's downtown
budget, Glisson said.
If it appears the ambient
uplighting is not needed along
with strung lights, it may be
moved to another section of
the city where lighting is need-
ed, such as Main Beach,
Glisson said.
The ambient uplighting
Swas installed by NiteLites of
Jacksonville last year at a cost
of $44,000, and was approved
by both city commissioners
and the Historic District Coun-
cil. The ambient lighting was
also chosen as part of the city's
sustainability effort.
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Open houses set


for US 30

JACKSONVILLE Two
construction open houses are
scheduled this month to inform
the public of the ongoing. three-
year widening project oflUS 301
from just north of Baldwin in
Duval County to just south of
Callahan in Nassau County,
according lo tIe Florida
Department of Transporltaion
(FDO P.
'The first open house will be,
held Tuesday from 4:30-6 p.m.
at the Bialdwin Town Hall, 10
West LS 90. The second event
will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21
from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the
Callahan Town Hall, 542300 US
1. Both meetings are scheduled
prior to the regular town meet-
ings.
A formal presentation is not
scheduled, but FDOTand con-
struction staff will be available
to answer questions and
address concerns. Anyone
interested is invited and encour-
aged to stop by either event as
the same information will be
available both evenings.
Two events are being held
due to the length of the proj-
ect (17.3 miles) in order to
reach more of the residents and
commuters that will be impact-
ed by this project. Fifteen miles
of the widening will occur in
Nassau County from the Duval
County line to Pickett Road.


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The remaining_ `.13 mics ,!
work will be in Dural Coum n\
from just nor th of Hialk\ illn o
the Nassau Counilv line
Anderson Columhi in.
ComIpany, Inc. of lake, Cil \\,is
hIired by F1)0F) I'to comupleti Ilh,'
,tk) nuillion project. \We k be-.in,
in November and 1conilitiles
wilh land clearing l'he project
is exxeclted to be completed b\
late 2014. depending on \ weah-
er and ot her unforeseen con-
ditions.
For additional information
regarding this F)DOT project.
visit www.U'S30 Inor hflori-
da.com. The public can also
keep up with the weekly
progress on the project by fol-
lowing the FDOT on Twitter
@MyFDOT_NEFL or
htlp://twitter coim/lMyF T)T_
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held from :;:2'0-5 p.m. on
Monday at :he Florida stat:
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Amcir icaan dI Hi panic stu-
N .ti lli 'ct !' 'iak, r who ;'colc-dl
Sor higher on an AP exait n
il avc-r cla wa 1t 1 perceI't- up
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'U..l:n r.uluh- hi.L;!ii:,hlt thl .
achievic'.(ie n! l'! d(entl ," ;aid Floh icua (i\. iic,,k
from 27t"lpricipatinu ind1an\cd
coisewrk anid in k001 Also,
exams ,ives studi]t.-, a head
>tart a.- they move into hi.iher
ed Lucation."
Florida's successs is fueled
by solid perfol-irmanc(t' eAflrican-
American: and Hispanic stu-
dents. The percent of Florida'?-
}flispanic test takers who scored
3 or higher on an AP exam
increased to 28.4 percent, up
from 27.9 percent in 2010 and
:23.2 percent in 2001. Also,


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Florida placed sixth in the country in the per-
cent of graduates earning a 3 or higher


ace,.:-hci:g; I an:- -ysis by the
C, l/g- B-:::-cd using: data from
.' ,y 211i AP tesl admini-
:-union. Miai-D ade County
c-ad- ": aion tin both the
;i: Ibcr ,f H:ispaic s-udents
cur:-ic or- i higher on the AP
x:x; an::d ,he total numb-er of
Ai' xa::s tak-n by Hispxnics..
ind ranks sti- vcnthi in the coun-
try i:li xai: scores of 3 or high-
cr !o' -African-Anmerican sm-
detuse
African-American students
il !p:oved their performance
statewide by inc easing the per-
clntagl of studenIts scoring a 3
Ol hithr o ilan AP fexalm to 7.1
peircit., p fL'rom i 7 percent in
2010 and 5.2 ptxrcent-in 2001.
Additionally, over the last five
years the percentage of students
in Florida earning a 3 or higher
on an AP exam has grown 6.6
percent. lying for second in the
nation.
1"This is tremendous news
and shows that Florida students
are embracing the rigors of
advanced coursework and what
it means to be ready for college
or a career." said Education
Commissioner Gerard
Robinson. "I would like to offer


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6:00-9:30 PM


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special congratulations po Polk
County school District lor winj-
ning College Board's AP
District of the Year Award for
2011. This prestigious honor
celebrates their success in sig-
nificalnly increasing equity and
excellence for all students. Not
only have they significantly
increased participation, but also
performance across all students
in their district-."
"I applaud our exceptional
teachers for providing higih-
quality instruction so students
can learn and performnl a supe-
rior levels." added Robinson. "I
am confident that we will con-
tinue to maximize efforts to pre-
pare students for the pathway to
rigorous postsecondary work
and 21st century car-eers."
Other highlights from the
report include:
Five school districts in
Florida (Leon. Monroe, (kalo-
osa, St. Johns and Seminole)
had 30 percent or more of their
graduating class earn a 3 or
higher on at least one AP exam
in high school.
Polk County Schools was
one of three school districts
nationally to be honored with
the College Board's 2011 AP
District of the Year Award for
their success in significantly
boosting participation in AP
coursework while increasing
the number of students earn-
ing scores of 3 or higher on the
exam.
For more information on the
report visit http://apreport.col-
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academy

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WASHING lON. ).C. -
(Congiresslman Andei Creln-
shaw said his office is accept-
ing. application tor the class
of 2i01. to the nation s ',nvice
Academies Deadlite is Oct.
13
I s1i'lnlhil encourage

)out to it\ Jacks a it office
Ior more iCnformation oi n how
They can hav e thoplporItui-
IV to be a part o e oie t our
ationl's fi nesi educational
institutions. Allending the
Military Academy at West
Point, the Naval Academy at
Annapolis. the Air Force
Academy at Colorado Sping's,
or Merchant Marine Acade-
my at Kings Point is a distinct
honor that can help lead a stu-
dent down a path of success in
life and to being a good citi-
zen." said Crenshaw.
Details can be found at
www.ceonshaw.house.gov or
by calling Crenshaw's Jack-
sonville office at (904) 598-
0481 and asking for District
Representative Nathan Riska.
Crenshaw's Military Aca-
demy Selection Committee
will interview candidates in
November. Selected nomi-
nees will be notified by the
end of the year, and nomina-
tions will then be submitted to
the academies. Service Aca-
demy Admissions Officers
then review nominees' appli-
cations and select appoint-
ments in late spring


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Open reception
Featured artist: Chad Bridges. woodwork
also featuring our Local Students.
February 21st, 7pm General Meeting
in our Education Center. Public is invited.
Our guest speaker is James Kemp. Topic:
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Satellite Gallery: 1st Coast Community Bank
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F F: 'i FEB3 10.2012 NEWS cew-s-Leader


Random acts



of kindness


This column will always be
dominated by automotive top-
ics, but not exclusively. The few
personal references made in
past columns have drawn a lot
of comments, so I will share a it-
tle more of that going forward.
I don't Tweet and my Facebook
page was motivated to look at
pictures of our coli-ge-age chil-
dren. This venue will allow
opening up some perspectives
and opinions, which I don't lack.
Hollie and I were on a two-
year-delayed 20th anniversary
crtui.se recently and had an inter-
esting experience. We had
about a 10-minute walk from a
beach to the parking area and
met a guy from our ship. The
terrain on the path was rocky
and very uneven, easy to twist
an ankle on. Hollie was pulling
away as she is an energetic type.
Noticing the guy falling behind,
I asked her to slow down so we
could stay together on this
remote trail. For security and
safety, it seemed logical and the
thing to do.
The next day on the ship, he
said how much he appreciated
my keeping the three of us
together. Afterward, he greeted
us with a hello and a smile
whenever we passed. A simple
little gesture went a long way.
Our community is full of peo-
ple dedicated to each other and
a reason why many of us love it
so. The hospital auxiliary at
Baptist Medical Center Nassau
volunteers to make a difference
when patients and families need
them. The Amelia Island
Museum of History has an


impressive
1i50 people
contributing
their talents.
This morn-
ing, I visited
with a couple
of Nassau
S '. Humane
Society board
KEFFER' members and
CORNER found that
.. they have 300
affiliated
RickKeffer team mem-
bers. The list goes on in Nassau
County and we wouldn't make
it without nonprofits, churches,
civil servants and good-heart-
ed citizens pitching in.
Whether you get involved in
an organization or do things on
your own, make 2012 the year
to practice acts of kindness.
January was a strong start to
auto sales in our country. Last
year ended at 12.7 million and
January began pacing 14.1 mil-
lion. Volkswagen, Kia and
Chrysler had the biggest
increases. Some gurus are now
expecting 14 million sales in
2012. That would be a healthy
increase and continue the trend
of putting more Americans back
to work. I read Caterpillar is
choosing a U.S. location to
switch production from a
Japanese plant they are closing.
Good. "Yes we can" is a little
phrase I like and. needs to be
the spirit of Americans crafting
our future.
Enjoy the Indian summer
and have a good week.
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pacted by the lagging econo-
my.
Her friend C I', I.. Dallas
was also experiencing diffi-
culties with her beauty shop
so the two decided to combine
forces for mutual benefit.
At the new location at 929 S.
14th St., Richo continues to
offer human and synthetic
hairpieces and wigs, but now
she has the added attraction
of a beauty shop in the rear of
her store.
"We have three beauticians
who are going to come in and


Jeanette
Richo, far
left, with
mentees
Juanita
Rodriguez
and
Christina
Pierce at
li.Toya's
Hair and
Wigs.
i ATl i \FR ., PERRY
N E'S4 .1-.DER


I'm excited about lhat."
The business partnership
resulting from the economic
situation is only half the story.
"When I was at Hope
House, I noticed a need in the
community for teenagers on
probation," Richo said.
Look Up Ministry, located
directly next door to the new
shop, is geared toward help-
ing young people on probation
to receive mentoring and coun-
seling. The youths will also
have the opportunity to fulfill
their community service
requirements by cleaning
yards for seniors.


"We do character building.
The mentoring is also teach-
ing." said Richo. who adds
there will be a licensed
Christian counselor on staff.
Community-based servic-
es will be held at 10 a,m. on
Sunday, Bible study at 6:30
p.m. Thursday and a service
Friday at noon.
The staff at LaToya's is
drawn from another mentor-
ing program Richo has in place
to help community women.
Juanita Rodriguez is a
Richo mentee who has six chil-
dren and is unemployed. She's
looking into a new career mak-


ing gift baskets and flower
arrangements.
Richo believes that "if you
hold out and work together,
things can turn around."
"The ord intervened. I did-
n't know what was going to
happen but I knew something
was going to come out of this.
I'm really excited and I am
looking forward to great
things."
SLaToya's is located at 929 S.
14th St., next to Moon River
Pizza. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Monday-Saturday. Phone (904)
713-7642.
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Education, adoptions,


IThe pace at the Capitol
moved into high gear as law-
mak,--r- siramblfed to get bills
heard befor-e -ubcoinnmitrtees
-hut down. Tue-,day -tarted with
a rnmee'ing at 7:40 a.m. with rep-
re-entati' '. from Children's
Home ,Sciety to talk about my
adoption bill (HB 1!6 ). At 8
a.m. I wa- to) pre-Ient this bill in
the Civil Justice Subcomrninee.
I was paying c!o-r- attention to
the clock b-caus-,' 1 had another
bill up on agenda in the Govern-
ment Ope)rrations Subcommitteet
at 9 a.m. The adoption bill wa-,
unanirmtously pa-Vi'd out of the
Civil Justice( Subcommirtuee by
.8:0 a.m.n de'pitit: opposition
from Children's Home Society.
By 9: 10 a.m. 1 had pre-sented
my public records bill HB 10S9
and wa- pl)l-:a.--d to have anoth-
ir" utna;iilmou vote ot -support.
tlB 1089 exempts the home
addresses, telephone numbers
and photograph-l f current and
former IDe)partment of BuLsiness
and Professional Regulation
inspectors and investigators
from public records. This will
offer a level of protection, to
these state workers.
Later that morning, I met
with Lee Kaywork, Jacksonville
City Councilman Ray Holt and
former State Rep. Aaron Bean
who were advocating for Family


Suppor- S'.- :
ter care 's '.- ::-
Week a-: h Cap;!:,:. -, .i;:'.
such o-rgar' iz:!.,: 7,- ;;c',,-
cating ior ::,: L 1 :o
enjoyV ed .meeii:n:g 'A,!-it!; !; pr-
sentativeA '-ri ih ., '-(a l:
Le-arning Co' g :!,'j ad .h
Lnitcd 'NWa"y
I was remin'd ,O I. 'i a
small world it i when '.,
gree--ted by a high -cono cla -.
mate that I haven' I e, i' over
28 years. Renee Ruth'crord i'a
I knew her in high school) as
advocating for '!he United W\.-\.
It was wonderful to i-h-
involved in the corlmnit.ii, ,and
governme-nt
The afternoon was ill'ed wilh
more comirlit'i'<' meetiingi
(PreK-I12 Approp)riitiioii and K-
20 Innovation). HB 90u:; ,.as tup
for a vote in K-20 Innovation
Subcornmmittee-i where it riecei\ id
unanimous support. HB .90:
requi(Lres the Contmmissioner of
Education to annually review
whether a high performing
charter school remains eligible
for "high-performing" status. It
also prohibits a sponsor from
renewing a charter school's
charter if the school has
received two grades of "F" with-
in the three-year period prior to
renewal and requires a school
district to distribute a charter


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JuneRAdkins vas being
heard in it:
fir-, committee. Tie commit
ti:e unanimously passed tihe bill
The day eund-ed with a ti6:1
p.m )Duval delegation meeting
to lake, up) HBI 1253:. This is'
local bill that pe'rtains only t(
Duval County and restore:
authority to the Jacksonville City
Council on matters pertaining
to the Jacksonville Economi
Development Commission.jus
as other municipalities.
Wednesday began with
meeting with Nassau County
Commissioners Danny Leepei
and Walter "Junior" Boatwright
County Attorney David Hallman
and Mark Anderson. It was
good opportunity to talk abou
the infi-astructure needs of th(
county. Later I also talked with
Commissioner Barry Holloway


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rance on agenda in week
7c ; -". v,- co1:i;v crV.'m0.is- ville. 'he college presidents out or drawn ino anot
S-iontr, ald acro:-s .:he-:. a were united in their me-sage bear's districL it is cle.
I t me. w;:h W\\-nd Spencer that STEM (science. technology. Florida Hiou:se has
ia \';ln:.-r Floria a:d :,arned engineering and math) classes with the State Consti
a\ou;: 'c .-w ini-tlaVc to be and degrees should not cost quiring tthat thee ben
3 launched i 2 in Dluva! more than others. Their con- favor or disfavor an in
SCouTii:i- ch-,'s ci~tiii Cit Year. cern centered on access to these' HB 245 lepopul
e The pr-,gran is a near peer- programs gramls of CitUiens Pi
1 m 0.moring s'stev.I that is aimek.d A large amount of time was suranlce Corporation
at increasing gad;uation rates. 1 spent talking about dual enroll- up in debate on Frid;
Sam liookig "for wad to having ment. Currently school districts currteni law, surplus li
-thenr present ih program at receive full funding for students ers are not allowed l
y our next Educaz.ion SOLl:- taking dual enrollment classes, pale in the Citizens'
11 "IONS \Roundu ble on Feb. 13 yet the college generally pro- tion program i .bec
S The focus ofi the next SO)L'- vides the teacher and bears tile proTranm is limited Ict
s TION)S Rouitndtable\ will be mnaioriv of the costs. t'lhe licensed in llortida.
- improving high school gradua- school district does pay for the changes current law
Ltiol rates. I am especially excit- textbooks.) There are currently surplus lines insutrerl
5 e< about thilie pssibilitis from 17.474 full-time equivalents specified financial crte
this program as it seeks to enrolled in dual enrollment in policies out of Citizen
a change the cuturte o our our L28 state and community col- depopulation.
i schools. So often it is geared leges. It was widely agreed that The bill does not
s around social issues or athlet- dual enrollment improves a stu- Citizens' policyhold<
ics. Creating a climate that rec- dent's success in college upon offered insurance by
a ognizes and rewards our high high school graduation. lines insurer to accept
c performing academic scholars At 1 p.m. all members head- ance offered; the pol
t deserves equal weight and we ed to House Chambers for sec- can remain in Citizen
will work to ensure we elevate ond reading. There were 26 bills requires a surplus lini
a the status of this next generation on second reading. The bills that removing policies fror
S of leaders and innovators, garnered the most attention to provide prominent
r Feb. 1 was Library Day and .were the reapportionment bills. the policyholder, bt
I enjoyed meeting with mem- We spent roughly four hours in insurer assumes the p
n bers of the Jacksonville Library questions on these bills alone, the surplus lines pol
a Board. It was also good to visit The Business and Consumer covered by the Florid;
t with Cari Cahill ard Dana Bell Affairs subcommittee met Fri- ce Guaranty Associat
e from Flarm Bureau. It is always day morning to debate Propos- the surplus lines inst
h the highlight of the day to see ed Committee Substitute for HB offer the policyholdt
v people from back home at the 487 on Gaming. The. proposed coverage as his or hei
SCapitol.;. bill would have authorized up policy and must n
f later that afternoon I met to three destination resort Citizens' policyholder
with Duval Superintendent Ed licenses within Miami-Dade or ferences in coverage
Pratt-Daniels to discuss educa- Broward County. This bill would the insurer and Citiz(
tion issues affecting the Duval have allowed casino gambling. Citizens' policyholder
County schools. The pIesence of in Florida. Before a vote was an offer for insurance
struggling schools in Duval taken, the bill sponsor "tern- a Florida licensed insi
County impacts the ability of the porarily postponed" the bill, surplus lines insurer
community to attract new busi- --i. i,.ill killing it for this leg- offer from the FIlorid;
nesses. We must lind solutions islative session. insurer has priority
and create a framework that will On Friday afternoon, the lThere is no doul
result in high-performing sys- House reconvened in session have a problem with
terns of education in all parts of and passed the reapportionment sure within Citizens. f
Duval County. This single sub- maps on a partisan vote of 80 30, Citizens' total ex
ject will occupy the attention of yeas and 37 nays. We expect over $508 billion. Cit
lawmakers as we look to con- that the Senate will vote on the mates that a l-in-l10(
nect the success of our schools maps next week. Then the ricane would cost ove
to the success of our economy. Attorney General has 15 days lion. The $9.4 billion(
At 3 p.m. it was time to meet to submit the legislative maps between Citizens' res
with Children's Home Society to the Florida Supreme Court. pay claims ($12.9 bi
about HB 1163 dealing with Once that is done, the court will its 1-in-100 year expos
adoptions. They had expressed have 30 days to uphold the billion) would be c(
concerns about some language/ maps. The congressional map assessments levied b
in the bill. Between Tuesday and goes straight to the governor on its own policyhold(
Wednesday, we spent over three for his approval, with no auto- policyholders of mos
hours discussing the pros and matic court review. and casualty insuramn
cons of the proposed language. I believe the integrity of the What this means
Sometimes we just need to allow Florida House of Representa- Florida sustains a m;
people the chance to exchange lives was evidenced in the redis- cane, there will likely)
their views as a means to find tricting process and the adopted fcient funds available
compromise or agreement, house map. Of the 120 mem- estimated claims. If
On Thul:. l. i 'i ii i;iLe the bers serving, it has been rpor t- pens, every insuran
I'kldu iicill ( ..I.. I. .. ii will ed that 38 either do not live in holder will Ibe levied
eight community and state col- their district or share a district ment to cover the lde
lege presidents, including with another incumbent men- passed.
President Steven Wallace from ber. With nearly one-third of the janewyanci
Florida State College at Jackson- House members either drawn ianet.adkins)@myloria


4


other mem-
r that the
complied
tuition re-
o intent to
cumbnti.
ition It o-
operty In-
w\as taken
ixy. Under
lnes insur-
o partici-
di.epopula-
use the
i insurers
lhe bill
x to allow
Smleeling
tiia to take
s through

require a
er who is
a surplus
the insur-
icyholder
s. The bill
es insurer
n Citizens
notice to
before the
policy, that
icy is not
a Insuran-
ion. Also,
urer must
er similar
r Citizens'
otify the
of the dif-
offered by
ens. If the
r receives
from both
.rer and a
, then the
a licensed

it that we
over'expo-
As of Sept.
posure is
izens esti-
year hur-
r $22.3 bil-
difference
sources to
Ilion) and
ure ($22.3
veered by
y Citizens
ers and on
t property
We.
Sis that if
ajor hurri-
y be insuf-
to pay the
this hap-
ice policy
an assess-
cit. HB245

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Begone with ye, Old Man Winter


It had to happen. It always does. Winter
takes a holiday around these parts and early
summer moves into the house. It sticks around
just long enough for us to put away our winter
clothes and get the beginnings of a decent tan
and then poof overnight, Old Man Winter
comes trudging back to town dragging his
soggy, mousy gray luggage with him. Ugh. I
hate the old geezer.
Yesterday, I was at the beach with my
grandson. It was warm and balmy. The sun
reflected brightly off the sand, making me wish
I'dremembered to take my sunglasses along. I
felt like singing. I called my wife and told her,
come on down, it's like a summer day. I
thought it would last forever.
And then this morning came. Gray, misty
skies and cool temperatures. When the weath-
er forecast predicted a high of 72 degrees for
today, I knew those folk at the weather service
had been drinking the same sunshine flavored
Kool-Aid that intoxicated me and.robbed me of
all reason. I mean really, deep down inside I
guess I knew that, even though this has been
declared the warmest winter on record in the
United States, it wouldn't last
I feel like Charlie Brown. "Here, Charlie
Brown," mean little Lucy challenges. "Come
kick the football I promise I won't pull it away
this time." Of course, all of us raised on
Peanuts know what always happens. Charlie
Brown gallops to the ball and tries to kick it
just as Lucy snatches it away and Charlie


sullen and morose. 1 am not a
i happy camper when the sun

it seasonal affective disorder
or some such. The anacro-
CIP OF nym is SAD. Ain't that a hoot?
JOE Whatever it is gives me a rag-
... ing case of cabin fever. I'm
restless to do something but
Joe Palmer don't know what it is. Then I
get bored. Then, in the follow-
ing order, I eat and sleep when I shouldn't.
Then I get fat and lazy. Which would've been
OK had I been born a bear instead oftuman.
I can't imagine living somewhere like
Seattle, where it rains all the time, or Alaska,
where the sun doesn't shine for a big chunk of
the year. I love to go snow skiing and I want
the skies to turn leaden and load the slopes
with piles of fresh, deep powder. Before I get
there, that is. Then I want the skies to be blue
and the sun to be shining off that white frozen
stuff bright enough to practically blind me.
And please, don't let the temp dip too much
below freezing.
My kids tease me because, by the time the
dog days of summer roll around, 11 be yearn-
ing for a change of seasons. And while that's


been true in the past, the winters do seem to
get a little longer each year. 1 suppose if 1 want-
ed to get all deep and philosophical about it, 1
could draw some sort of parallel between aging
and the duration of winter. But 1 don't think it's
quite as complicated or fancy as all that. I think
it's more basic. What it boils
down to is. cold nasty weather stinks. If it did-
n't, this state wouldn't be filled to the brim with
aging snowbirds this time of the year every
yea'.
Like the old Jimmy Buffet songs says, I
gotta go where it's warm. I'm not close to
shooting six holes in my freezer just yet but 1
definitely think the cabin fever is setting in.
Somebody sound the alarm.
Oh well, enough about that. It's winter for
awhile longer and that's just tough, ain't it?
Moving right along here I go with my
ADHD again did you happen to notice the
mug shot on my column has changed yet
again? If you're wondering why, you're not one
of the guilty parties. And guilty parties, you
know who you are. We, that is, my editors and
I, decided to go back to my old mug, which is
as old as Dick Clark, because, well, to be blunt
about it, some thought my new mug made me
look as pleasant as Clint Eastwood with a bad
hangover. One wag said I looked like a God
forbid foreigner.
So it's back with the old mug. Gosh, I wish I
still looked that young.
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The scoop, the


dirt if you will,


on 'candidate'

When I was a little guy, I would lie on my
back in the yard and look up at the clouds
or the trees, searching for an answer to the
question of the day. God, do you want me to
start raising worms now so that when I
open my bait shop, I'll be ready?
I'm not sure I asked
that particular question,
although I did set up a
small worm farm, one with
moss that I ordered from a
magazine. Cow manure, I
discovered, works better
than moss.
I'm also not sure what
God would have said, but I
FROM certainly could find the
THE answer I wanted. Did you
HOME know there's a Y for yes in
every tree and, if you look
OFFICE hard enough, in many
.... clouds?
Of course, it was a
Philtludgins ridiculous exercise. But I
S y' as. 111 is'lix.i'.r hack tiih 'I
so looking at clouds and In c .. lor spiritual
guidance wasn't that weird for me. I dug a
hole into an embankment my very own
safe deposit box covered by a clump of
grass where I kept my valuables: pretty
rocks, an old bracelet and several marbles.
I raised rabbits, kept two tiny turtles in a
plastic dish and believed that a dog really
was man's best friend. My Grandmother
Stevens hated dogs and dang near crippled
Whitey, our rat terrier, when she kicked
him and his female companion off the front
porch while they were in the act of courting,
so to speak.
I enjoyed being with my family and
friends, but there were times I'd just as
soon be alone. Being in a crowd was OK,
but being with a small group of friends was
even better. I wanted to be a veterinarian,
but ended up in the newspaper business.
So what do these revelations say about
me? I don't know. You don't know either,
and don't care. But if I were running for
president, yof'd care. We want to know
everything, it seems, about the person who
will run our country. We even want to know
if he or she is an extrovert or an introvert
The cover stoi-y of a recent Time maga-
zine was titled: "The Inside of Being an
Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are
Overrated)." The writer of the story may
have suggested the headline, too, because
he's an introvert, someone who prefers to
be alone or in small groups and is quickly
exhausted by large social situations.
Of the five presidential candidates still
standing, by the way, three are introverts,
two are extroverts. The introverts are
Obama, Romney and Paul. The extroverts
are Gingrich and Santorum.
Does it matter? I'd say only if his person-
ality affects good decision-making. Does it
matter that a candidate used to be a stargaz-
er. a lover of rabbits, turtles and dogs, a
weird dude who hid marbles in a hole and
who had a grandmother wanted by PETA?
Probably not.
Fortunately, I'm not running. But now
you know, just in case I change my mind.
Phil Hudgins is the senior editor for
Community Newspapers Inc., the media com-
pany that owns the News-Leader.
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What an honor
What an honor that the commu-
nity center on American Beach has
been named in memory of Benjamin
H. Carter.
Mr. Carter was a valiant public
servant and an asset throughout the
First Coast region. A native of
Nassau County, Carter is fondly
remembered for energizing people
towards community building whet-
her it was by encouraging citizenry
to make their voices heard through
proper policy making channels or
whether he allied friends and neigh-
bors for the enjoyment.of concerts,
forums, festivals and more.
Because of Ben Carter's personal
nudging and advocacy we partici-
pated in numerous worthy causes.
So very many thanks to the
Millennium Nassau County Com-
missioners, past and present, for the
construction of and the naming of
the Benjamin Hamilton Carter
American Beach Community Cen-
ter. This aesthetic venue is a public
"Crown Jewel" for events and fami-
ly gatherings for all.
Marsha Dean Phelts
.'"A' .... IAmerican Beach

Prison ministry
A few years back I was told to
"bloom where I am planted." This
concept may be familiar to many of
you, but for me the analytical
accountant it was an invitation to
self-discovery. You see, not all flow-
ers bloom in spring. Nor do they
bloom only in well-tended gardens.
My grapefruit tree yields the sweet-
est fruit during the bitter cold of
February (OK, Florida, I know -
but work with me here). Each of us
must trust God and bloom, mature
and yield our fruits according to His
plan, in His time. The Greeks have
a word for this time -" Kairos."
What is Kairos?
Kairos is one of two Greek words
for time. Kronos refers to linear time
(hours, days, etc.). Hence, we speak
of chronological time. Kairos refers
to a time set by God for a specific
occurrence or; God's special time.
(Excerpt from www.kairosouttsi-
denefl.org.)
God obviously wants children,
not robots; so He gifted us with the
ability to make choices. Free will
isn't really free, though; because we
bear the consequences of not only
our choices, but those of others. For
instance, the drunk driver who
caused an automobile accident that
killed my cousin. How about the
teachers who come in early and stay
late to tutor children without any
additional pay? There are many
examples both negative and posi-
tive. So how do we bloom in this
chaos?
We serve each other. We are
called to love as Christ loves, not in
judgment or despair, but selflesslynin
the spirit of hope. We trust that God
can and will use us in His time -
Kairos.
This is why Kairos Prison
Ministry is so powerful. We set aside
the tendency to judge as we reach
out to those whom our society has
deemed lost. Through Christ these
folks are redeemed and find new
purpose. They learn to bloom where
they are planted.
Kairos Prison Ministry operates
several programs, but I am going
to talk here about opportunities in
two of them right here in our com-
munity First, the "insiders." Kairos
operates inside the prisons, bringing
Christ to the incarcerated. People
learn to accept forgiveness and to
forgive others. After completing the
weekend program, those served
continue to meet regularly and share
Christian love in small groups and
monthly reunions. It is a powerful
ministry and volunteers are needed
to serve, pray and offer financial
support right here and now.
Another way Kairos operates is
by iniiitcring to women whose
litv's ha;v' beti ir!mpa;cte by incar-
cet'tltin Maybe lh-y wier incar


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cerated at a certain time, or more
likely, someone they love has "done
time." In our society it can be diffi-
cult for people to open up.apd share
about these experiences. They fear
being "labeled" or judged. We say
that those who have loved ones
incarcerated "do time" right along
with them.
Kairos Outside offers a safe envi-
ronment for women to share their
experiences. Through the weekend
retreat women learn to open up and
connectwith other women who have
similar challenges. When the week-
end is ending, small groups are
formed to encourage regular shar-
ing and keep people in touch after
Sthe weekend. It sounds simple, but
it changes lives. So often, women
share that they build "walls" to pro-
tect themselves from shame and
condemnation. KO gives them a safe
network to go outside those walls
and feel valued. For more informa-
tion on becoming a guest, please
call (904) 413-2846 or go to www.
kairosoutsidenefl.org/forms.htm
and fill out a guest reservation form.
KO needs both male and female
volunteers to serve on weekends,
either on team for the entire week-
end or as "angels" who serve for an
hour or two. There is also a need for
people to serve on the advisory com-
mittees. For more information about
volunteer opportunities, email
kairoscarless@gmaiLcom.
For more information, go to
www.kairosprisonministry.org or
www.mykairos.org/contact.html
(we are Area 3) or call (407) 629-
4948 or 800-298-2730.
Susan Carless
Amelia Island
2012 Chairperson, KO NEFL

Great servloe
It is an all too rare occasion that
city employees are given any recog-
nition for the services they provide.
During the course of a recent water
department-related issue I had occa-
sion to interact with a number of
city employees.
I must give high praise to Bill
Pittman, operations manager, and
Melissa Howard, billing department,
for all of their wonderful assistance.
They and Carol Best, of City Hall,
were a true pleasure to do business
with, very professional and extreme-
ly personable. Thanks to them and
the work crew from the water
department this frustrating issue
was resolved quickly.
These three exemplify the small-
town spirit of Fernandina. All three
are in high-stress positions and
receive little recognition for how dif-
ficult their positions are. That they
can remain high-spirited and helpful
is amazing.
Thank you for your help.
Stanley Mankovich
Fernandina Beach
Future is dear
When I prepared the piece about
veterinarians and their pharmacies


("Veterinarians' prescriptions," Jan.
25), Iwanted the public to be aware
that there are possibly more con-
venient and less expensive alterna-
tives to procure medicines for your
pet. Now the "spin" has started, I
thought I would give you a little
more information.
Florida statutes, section
474.214(1) (pp) (www.flsenate.gov/
SLaws/Statutes/2011/474.214), state
that "Failing to give the owner of a
patient, before dispensing any drug,
a written prescription when request-'
ed, shall constitute grounds for
which the disciplinary actions in
subsection (2) may be taken."
If your veterinarian refuses to
provide you with the prescription,
explain that you will file a complaint
with state of Florida Department of
Business and Professional Regula-
tions (www.myfloridalicense.com/
dbpr/pro/vetm/documents/vet_co
mplaintpackage.pdf).
The American Veterinary
Medical Association (AVMA) prin-
ciples of ethics say that veterinarians
should honor a client's request for a
prescription in lieu of dispensing
(www.avma.org/issues/policy/
ethics.asp).
There have been implications of
possible adverse consequences in
dealing with the 1-800 pharmacy ("A
veterinarian responds, Feb. 2). My
prior research on 1-800 pharmacy
provided me with the following infor-
mation: they are "America's Largest
Pet Pharmacy" serving over five mil-
lion customers. They only dispense
U.S. FDA/EPAapproved products,
which are unconditionally guaran-
teed 100 percent It is the same med-
ication sold by veterinarians. As with
all pharmacies, their products are
inspected by the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration. They are locat-
ed in Florida and inspected by the
Florida Department of Health.
Also, they are a public company
listed on the NASDAQ (Symbol:
PETS), so they are subject to strict
reporting and disclosure require-
ments. They are a Vet-VIPPS accred-
ited pharmacy that assures cus-
tomers the highest pharmacy
standards (www.nabp.net/pro-,
grams/accreditation/vet-vipps/).
I prefer to purchase all consum-
ables, medicines included, from an
establishment that has a high
turnover of stock, rather than from
inventory that has been on the shelf
waiting on the right customer.
My inspiration to inform the pub-
lic came from a recent experience
with a local veterinarian's office and,
in my humble opinion, their exces-
sive charge for writing a refill pre-
scription. I am convinced this charge
of $18 (quoted $5 over the phone)
was not about the efforts required of
the veterinarian, but retaliation on
me for not purchasing the treatment
from their pharmacy. The 1-8(00
pharmacy credited my account for
the $18 fee, so this is more about
principle, statutes and ethics than
the money.
Several years ago this veterinar-


ian's office prescribed to our plet a
product available only by prescrip-
tion, Selamect .(trade names
Revolution, Stronghold). It prevents
heartworms, fleas, ear mites, hook-
worms and roundworms in cats.
We purchased the treatment
directly from the veterinarian until
I became aware of other cheaper
and more convenient options. With
reluctance the veterinarian obliged
my original request for a written
prescription. Recently this pre-
scription needed to be renewed and
the 1-800 pharmacy contacted the
veterinarian's office for a refill, no
response. I sent a fax to their office
with no response. I called and
requested an explanation as to why
they had not complied with our
repeated request to authorize the
renewal. I explained that our cat was
a longtime patient of their office and
that she was examined on May 2,
2011, and received vaccinations for
leukemia, rabies and distemper and
since had beeri boarded at their facil-
ity twice that year.
This veterinarian's office, after
repeated attempts, never contacted
me about our cat having the med-
ication to assure she was protect-
ed. Therefore, it is apparent that
they are/were not concerned about
our pet's continuing the prophylax-
is treatment; their concern was in
the profits selling me the medica-
tion.
Our cat was in this vet's office
three times in 2011. Our expendi-
tures with this office for 2011 were
$588.90. It is insane to me that their
greed over such a small profit mar-
gin and disregard of the AVMA prin-
ciples of ethics and Florida statutes
would cause the loss of a well paying
and previously loyal client
Have you ever had to pay for a
refill of a prescription at your doc-
tor's office? Many times the local
pharmacy will contact my doctor
and obtain a refill for me, without a
subsequent bill from my physician.
What is different; with drug stores
on every corner physicians no
longer operate their personal onsite
pharmacy. Like it or not, the future
is clear and present for animal phar-
maceuticals.
For the Cats Angles lady ("Pet
medications," Feb. 3), you do not
have all your facts correct in your
bullet points. This online 1-800 phar-
rracy in fact does do a lot to sup-
port adoptions and animal shelters.
1-800 pet pharmacy "PetMeds"
donates thousands of dollars worth
of pet meds each year to help home-
less pets in shelters.
If you know of a shelter that
could use donations, please send
them an email at dona-
tions@l 800petmeds.com.
One other interesting fact for you
is that our cat is a rescue animal
with radio frequency identification.
She is in perfect health and cui rent
on her preventative parasitic treat-
ment.
Martin Freeman
Amelia Island









FRIDAY. FEBR-\AR 10. 2012 NE\\ s-LEADER


COMMUNITY


Festival reunites Rawlings and Hurston


M arjori Kinnan Rawlings and
Zora Neale Hurston first met
in St. Augustine in the early
1940s. Both were powerful
female writers, one white, one black,
decidedly different backgrounds, but,
nevertheless, they developed a deep and
lasting friendship based on their respect
for each other and shared literary pro-
fessions.
Rawlings's Pulitzer Prize-winning
book The Yearling had made her very
famous at that time and allowed her to
purchase beach property near St.
Augustine. This was not far from the 72-
acre orange grove at Cross Creek she
acquired in 1928, where she had written
her other iconic novel Cross Creek in
that wilderness retreat.
Hurston was Alabama born but
Florida raised, calling Eatonville home,
though she spent some time in Jack-
sonville in her early school days. She
was the only black student at Barnard
College, graduated with a BA in Anthro-
pology, and spent two years at Columbia
University in the same field. In the
1930s she established a school of dra-
matic arts at then Bethune-Cookman
College in Daytona Beach. By the time
these two fascinating women met,
Hurston had published and received crit-
ical acclaim for Their Eyes Were Watching
God.
Comparing and contrasting Rawlings
and Hurston from a 21st century per-
spective was inevitable. The Amelia
Island Book Festival's closing event on
Sunday, Feb. 19 does just that. In part-
nership with the Amelia Island Museum
of History and the Florida Humanities
Council, the festival will be "Exploring


Florida's literary Heritage."
This program, to be held at the muse-
um, 233 S. Third St., from 2-3:30 p.m., is
free and open to the public. It will open
with a portrayal of Rawlings by Betty
Jean Steinshauer, one of Florida's most
requested scholars and a Fellow of the
Florida Studies Program at the
University of South Florida, St.
Petersburg.
The panelists are all very knowledge-
able about the lives and works of both
Marjorie and Zora. They are:
Dr. Anna Lillios, executive director
of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
and author of Crossing the Creek, a book
that details the relationship between
Rawlings and Hurston.
Marsha Dean Phelts, the author of
An American Beach for African
Americans, the only complete history of


Valentine exhibit


romances the arts'


Osprey Village, in part-
nership with The Plantation
Artists' Guild & Gallery at
94 Amelia Village Circle in
the Spa & Shops at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation, is
hosting a Valentine art
showcase on Friday, Feb. 17
from 5:30-8 p.m. A Valentine
rose will be given with every
purchase.
The gallery will unveil a
new collection of artworks
in watercolor, acrylic, oil,
pastel, mixed media, photog-
raphy and sculptures. Many
of these pieces will be
offered for sale to the public
for the first time at this
event. Guest artist Jack
Allen, who specializes in
abstracts, will be featured in
addition to the local gallery
artists.
Allen lives in
Jacksonville. His work, titled
"Multiple Layers of Bliss,"
denotes his love of abstract
expression and will be on.
display and available for sale
at the event. Allen shows his


work in Jacksonville and is
the vice chair'of the
Museum of Contemporary
Art in downtown
Jacksonville.
His.work will be shown at
the Plantation Gallery
through March 10 and he .
will discuss his paintings
and artistic process during a
talk which is open to the
public on Feb. 24.
Guests are encouraged to
drop by the Valentine art
showcase at their conven-
ience and enjoy the gourmet
hors d'oeuvres and fine wine
provided by Osprey Village,
an Amelia Island retirement -
community. Gallery and
guest artists will be on hand
to discuss their works.
Artworks from the
guild's collection are also on
display and available for pur-
chase in Osprey Village's
wellness center.
Confirm your attendance
by calling 277-8222 or email-
ing Concierge@Osprey-
Village.com by Monday.


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African Americans.
Dr. Kathryn-Seidel professor of
English at the University of Central
Florida, and published in the areas of
women writers and literature of the
American South.
Virginia Lynn Moylan, author, edu-
cator and co-founder ofZora Fest in Ft
Pierce and author ofZora Neale
Hurston's Final Decade.
The moderator will be Fernandina
Beach attorney Teresa J. Sopp, JD, who
is also a trustee of the Marjorie Kinnan
Rawlings Society:
Supporters of the Amelia Island Book
Festival have seen to it that this event is
free and open to the public. For reserva-
tions, go to www.ameliaislandbookfesti-
val.com or call (904) 624-1665 as seating
is limited.


HEALTH NOTES


Pink Ribbon Ladies
The Pink Ribbon Ladies,
a support group for sur-
vivors of breast and other
female cancers in Nassau
County, will meet Feb. 13 at
6 p.m. in the Conference
Room at Baptist Medical'
Center Nassau. Dr.
Stephanie Hines, a consult-
ant in the Breast Clinic at
the Mayo Clinic, will speak
on the genetics of breast
cancer and related topics.
For information call Joyce
Karsko at 261-2976.
Diabetes control
The University of Florida
is offering a five-week pro-
gram called Take Charge of
Your Diabetes to anyone
who has type 2 diabetes.
This program will provide
exercise and education to
help you attain better blood
glucose control. It begins
Thursday, Feb. 16 at 9:30
a.m. at the Atlantic Recrea-
tion Center in Fernandina
Beach. For information or to
register contact Meg
McAlpine at 491-7340 or
email connor@ufl.edu.

'Mighty Teeth Day'
Free preventive fluoride
treatment for children ages
5-12 in Duval and Nassau
counties 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 appoint-
ments are required by call-
ing (904) 766-6573. Spaces
are limited.

'Maintain
Your Brain'
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach and the
Alzheimer's Association .
present "Maintain Your
Brain" with facilitator
Stephanie Sykes-Burns, pro-
gram coi-dinator,
Alzheimer's Association of
Central and North Florida
on March 7 at 10:30 am.
The cost is $8, including
lunch. RSVP to Dale Deonas
at 261-3045 or craftydeonas
@yahoo.com by March 2.
This meeting is open to the
community and both men
and women are invited.
The health of your brain
plays a critical role in every-
thing you do: thinking, feel-
ing, remembering, working
and playing even sleeping.
The good news is that there
is a lot you can do to keep
your brain healthy as you
age. Members of the
Woman's Club encourage
the community to find out
how to keep your mind fit
just as you do your body.


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WEDDINGS/ENGAGEMENTS







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Mr. and Mrs. Mills


Mills-Seng
Linda V. Seng and David
R. Mills Jr., both of Fernah-
,dina Beach, were married
Oct. 15, 2011, on the beach
near Sadler Road. The recep-
tion followed at Sliders.
The bride the daughter of
Beatrice and the late Paul
Seng of Langhorne, Bucks
County, Pa. She grew up in
Langhorne, Bucks County,
Pa., graduated from Penn
State with a bachelor degree
in education. She currently
teaches second grade in
Dtival County.
The groom is the son of
Sharon Stillwell and David R.
Mills Sr. He grew up in
Jacksonville and graduated
from the University of North
Florida with a BBA in,market-
ing. He currently works as a
senior sales representative
for Abbott Laboratories.
The couple resides on
Amelia Island.

Peterson-Delk
Erica Lauren Peterson of


Mr. Delk, Miss Peterson

Orlando and Daniel Joel Delk
of Chuluota will be married at
sunset July 2, 2012, in Key
West. The reception will fol-
low in Key West.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Laura Paukner
and Eric Peterson of Orlando.
The bridegroom-elect is
the son of Teresa and Randall
Delk of Oviedo.


CAMPUS NOTES

i Bradley Bean, a senior Approximately 1.5 million stu-
at Fernandina Beach High dents in nearly 22,000 U.S.
School, has been named a high schools took the qualify-
finalist in the 2011-12 National ing test last school year.
Merit Scholarship Program. Students who score in the top
As a finalist, he is eligible 1 percent of students nation-
to compete for the more than wide are selected as semifi-
8,300 merit scholarships, nalists and can then submit
totaling more than $34 mil- additional information to be
lion, which will be awarded considered as a finalist.
this spring. Students who score in the
Bean will be notified in the top 5 percent are named corn-
spring if he is selected to mended students.
receive one of the post-sec- Two FBHS students,
ondary scholarships, which Neichelle Loh and Ryan Muir,
are supported and awarded earned commended status in
by the National Merit this year's National Merit pro-
Scholarship Corporation, gram. James White earned
businesses, colleges and uni- honorable mention in the
versities nationwide. National Hispanic Recogni-
Students are selected for tion Program and Taylor
the National Merit and Smiley was recognized as an
Achievement programs each outstanding participant in the
fall based on their scores on National Achievement
the Preliminary Scholastic Program. Both of those pro-
Aptitude Test/National Merit grams are also run by the
Scholarship Qualifying Test, National Merit Scholarship
which they take as juniors. Corporation.

MILITARY NEWS

N Air National Guard fare principles and skills.
Airman 1st Class Brian R. Airmen who complete
Bryant graduated from basic basic training earn four cred-
military training at Lackland its toward an associate in
Air Force Base, San Antonio, applied science degree
Texas. through the Community
The airman completed an College of the Air Force.
intensive, eight-week pro- Bryant is the son of Terri
gram that included training in and George Bryant of Hil-
military discipline and stud- liard. The airman first class is
ies, Air Force core values, a 2003 graduate of West Nas-
physical fitness and basic war- sau High School, Callahan.










February 17- 19, 2012

MEET MORE THAN 50 AUTHORS
including bestse-ig oL-nors Steve Barry, David Morr'ell
PauJa /_Lon. ard Tatnao Soni
Call 904-624-1665 or see the Festival website at
www.ameliaislandbookfestival.com

Tickets are available for:
Festival Golo Once 'poCr a Boc; sarind Feb 17
Writers Worky;ops Feb 17
; r- -. u-a ... b :., SOLD OUT
Music ond Words w/th Tm ,irn me Feb. 3
LITERACY MATTERS!


Amea Island Book Festival evens
Cotton Malone meets Rambo when Steve Berry and David Morrell face off at
the Amelia Island Book Festival Gala, "Once Upon a Book Island," Feb. 17 from 6-
9:30 p.m. at Omni Amelia Island Plantation, with buffet dinner by Horizons and
music by Pili Pili. For tickets visit www.amellaislandbookfestivalcom, call 624-1665
or email info@ameliaislandbookfestivaLcom. Visit the website for more informa-
tion on Friday's Writers Workshop at the FSCJ Betty P Cook Nassau Center in
Yulee.
Free events include the The Market Place, Author Zone and Seminars on Feb.
18 with the headliners Steve Berry, David Morrell, Paula McLain and TatjanaSoli
and nearly 30 more featured authors at First Presbyterian Church Community
HalL They will greet the public and sell and autograph their books. Free seminars
on the many aspects of writing will be held on the church campus all day long.
The Kidz Zone Feb. 18 will be held at La Tierra Prometida (the former First
Baptist Church) education hall. Crafts, author readings. store telling and other spe-
cial projects are free and available all day. Featured children's authors will sell and
sign books and talk with children and parents about reading and writing. Visit
www.aineliaislandbookfestivalcom.


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RELIGION


Expensive cars, taking risks and adding value where it belongs


As it rolled into the parking lot,
the troop leader did a double take.
The thoughts that ran through his
mind were at least as many as the
number of horsepower under the
car's hood. Thoughts of protecting
the car, to thoughts of how much
money such a person might donate,
seemed to dissipate as a more impor-
tant idea worked its way to the sur-
face.
What kind of person would
bring his $100,000-plus Maserati
sports car to a Boy Scout car wash?
On top of that, what kind of person
would leave the car in their care
while he went next door to tend to
other business?
One of the great joys of my life is
seeing the next generation grow up.
Equally rewarding, and sometimes
even entertaining, is watching the


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older generation as
they attempt to help
them. On the day
the sleek silver
SMaserati pulled up
Sto Troop 701's car
wash, both old and
young instantly
found themselves
in one of life's unex-
ULPrT pected classrooms.
NOTES Interestingly, the
... owner of the car
seemed to enjoy
Pastor providing the
ib Goyette opportunity.
As the Scouts


watched and the leaders scrubbed, a
decision that didn't take long to
make, the art of washing cars sud-
denly got a little more refined. With
every wipe of the sponge and spray


of the hose, the leaders massaged
the car as if it were their own. I have
no doubt, had I been involved. I
would have seized the moment to
daydream too.
Though the Scouts already knew
to do a good job on every car. watch-
ing their leaders give special care to
this one carried a message all its
own. For the owner of the car, who in
absolute trust had turned his back
and walked away, his investment
went way beyond the $50 he gave
them when he returned. I like to
believe that,for him, touching
lives was far- more important than
owning a nice car. Regardless, when
it comes to God, that's clearly how
He thinks.
All throughout human history,
God has entrusted valuable things
into our care. While at first glance,


such trus-t apxoears a bit reckless, in
the end. He knows what He's doing.
From giving us a free will to granting
us dominion over every living thing,
who can argue. God has taken some
huge risk. L understanding the reason
why is the message of this particular
article.
God placing valuable things
into our care is His way of showing
how much value He places on us.
Though it's true. we\'e made quite a
mess of it all. it's also true that the
way He feels about us has never
changed. The fact of the matter is,
even in all our sins, He was willing to
pay the ultimate price, the life of
His Son, to not only settle our debt
but to once again place a value on us
unparalleled by any other thing.
Such an act only drives the point fur-
ther home. God loves you and me;


always has, always will. Once we
understand that, our affections shift
from temporal earthly things and on
to Him.
Sure, it was important for the
Scouts to watch their leaders demon-
strate how to take care of valuable
things that day, but the idea that
sonltone would risk so much in
order to place value on them no
doubt raised the leaders' message to
a whole new level.
"What shall we then say to these
things? If God be for us, who can be
against us? He that spared not His
own Son, but delivered Him up for us
all, how shall He not with Him also
freely give us all things?" (Romans
8:31-32)
Robert L Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
rgoy@livingwavteesoutreadc.ory


RELIGION NOTES


Food needed
The emergency food pantry cup-
boards are almost bare at The
Salvation Army Hope House, 410 S.
Ninth St. Especially needed are 1.)
Peanut butter and jelly 2.) Canned
fruit 3.) Canned meat tuna, chick-
en, spam 4.) Canned soup 5.) Spag-
hetti noodles, macaroni and cheese,
helper meals 6.) Cereal, breakfast
bars, grits, quick bread and pancake
mixes, pop-tarts 7.) Crackers. Call
321-0435 for information.
Biblestudy
The Amelia Island Adult
Community Bible Study classes will
begin a six-week study of the Book
of Galatians in February, concluding
with a six-week study of the Book of
Philippians in April. Evening men's
and ladies classes meet Mondays
and ladies day classes Wednesdays
at Amelia Baptist Church. Children's
programs are Wednesdays, newborn
through high school. Register now.
Fee is $25 for adults, $10 children.
All other donations are tax
deductible and voluntary. For the
men's evening class call Tony Taylor
at 321-0785. Ladies evening, call
Claudette Drummond, 321-0293.
ladies day class, call Kathleen
Minor, 225-8125.
Women's Day events
Mark your calendars for the -
Women's Day events at Historic
Macedonia AME Church, 202 S.
Ninth St., Fernandina Beach, includ-
ing fish dinner and sandwich sales
from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the second and
fourth Saturdays of February and
March; The Pretty Hat Tea at 5 p.m.
Feb. 12; and a Women's Day
Program'on March 4 at 5 p.m. All are
welcome. For information call Sis.
Sherry Thompson at 335-7496 or
leave message at 261-4114.
Faithlink Encounters
Memorial Cnited Methodist
Church hosts Faithlink Encounters,
discussing current events and how
they connect to our livds, each
Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. Each week,
a different current event will be pre-
sented for discussion. A core Bible
passage for reference will be used


from time to time. Groups meet at
the Partin Center Parlor on Centre
Street and at O'Kanes Irish Pub &
Eatery on Centre Street. Contact
Pastor Hollie at hollie@mumcon-
line.com.

Havdalah service
The Jewish Community of Amelia
Island/Nassau County will gather
Feb. 11 for a potluck dinner, followed
Sby a Havdalah service and dessert
extravaganza. Havdalah means "sep-
aration" and refers to the distinction
between sacred time, such as
Shabbat, and ordinary time. Just as
they call forth the Sabbath by light-
ing candles, they mark the end of
that sacred time, when three stars
appear in the sky, with a braided can-
dle, a kiddush cup filled to over flow-
ing and a spice box. For the location
and more information, contact
Debbie Price at 310-6060 or
deb203@aol.com.

Tuesdayworship
Join the Salvation Army Hope
House each Tuesday at noon for its
weekly worship service. Major Dean
Hinson,The Salvation Army's
Northeast Florida Area Commander,
will share an important Gospel mes-
sage on Feb. 14. For information call
321-0435 or stop by the Hope House,
located at 410 S. Ninth St.

S.. ake oftLov.gala .,,, :.
Solid Rock COGBF, 86138 Palm
Tree Drive, Yulee, is sponsoring its
annual "For the Sake of Love" gala
on Feb. 17 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
Airport, Main Ballroom at 7:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to join in the
celebration of love. There will be
plenty of fun activities and a deli-
cious meal served. For information
call the church at 225-5388.

Prayer breakfast
The Women's Community Prayer
Breakfast, sponsored by the Metho-
dist Women, will be held Feb. 18
from 9-11 a.m. at Memorial United
Methodist Church's Maxwell Hall,
Sixth and Centre streets. Registra-
tion begins at 8:30 a.m. Childcare is
available with a reservation to deena
@mumconline.com or 261-5769.
Breakfast is $7. Reserve by Feb. 16


to Gall at 491-3713 or shavebs@
aol.com. Tables of seven available.
The Rev. Dr. Brett Opalinski, pas-
tor, 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 and
community for a time of fellowship,
food, music, prayer and an inspira-
tional message.

Talent show
Memorial UMC, 601 Centre St.,
presents MUMC's Got Talent, a
Concert with a Cause fundraiser for
YMCAyouth programs, on Feb. 19
at 7 p.m. in Maxwell Hall.
Enjoy a night of "talent" acts per-
formed by members of Memorial
and a surprise number from the
staff. Acts vary from vocal and
instrumental to dramas and comedy
routines, with something for every-
one. Cam Ray, jazz pianist, returns to
Fernandina to open the show. Aaron
Bean will serve as the emcee for the
night. Nursery provided. The con-
cert is free, with an offering taken.

Family revival
The Greater Fernandina Beach
Church of God, 305 S. Fourth St.,
will host a Family Week Revival Feb.
20-26. Guest speakers include
Minister David Harrison, Pastor
i Gerald Dinkins, Elder Ruby Baker,
Pastor John Coverdell, Prophetess
Shay Hall-Knight and Bishop
Charles B. Eichelberger. Hours are
Monday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. and at 6
p.m. Sunday.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church will
serve meals for individuals and fami-
lies in need in the area on Thursday,
Feb. 23 from 5-6:30 p.m. at 941017
Old Nassauville Road.
Meals are served on the fourth
Thursday of each month. The
church also delivers meals to those
who cannot come. On the day of the
meal if possible call 261-4741, ext.
110, in advance. For information, call
Robyn Stuckey at 583-3280.
Shabbat services
The Jewish Community of Amelia


Island/Nassau County will hold
Shabbat services Feb. 24 at a private
home. Plan to arrive at 6 p.m.
Services will begin at 6:30 p.m. For
the location and more information,
contact Debbie Price at 310-6060 or
deb203@aol.com.

Celtic service
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
offers a Celtic Service the fourth
Sunday of each month. This music
filled, candlelit, peaceful, contempla-
tive service filled with the opportuni-
ty for meditation is open to the entire
community. Dress is casual. The
next service will be held Feb. 24 at 6
p.m. For information call 261-4293.
Alternative Gift Market
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach will
host its annual Alternative Gift
Market on March 10 from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. inside Burns Hall, featuring
hand-crafted fair trade gifts created
by artisans from around the world.
Shop for unique Easter, graduation,
Mother's Day, birthday and wedding
gifts. Exciting'new vendors as well as
returning favorites. Unique and
affordable gifts include hand-crafted
jewelry, home and garden decor,
body care, children's gifts and more.
Your purchases benefit women, chil-
dren and families in our neighbor-
hood and in developing countries.
For information call 2614293
Concert with Cause
The Boston University School of
Theology Seminary Singers will
appear in concert at Memorial
United Methodist Church on March
13 at 7 p.m. The performances part
of the Concerts with a Cause series,
with this one to benefit Micah's
Place. Admission is free and a love
offering will be taken.
The Seminary Singers are com-
posed of students, administrators
and alumni of the school and are
touring various places in Florida.
The tour program is called: "Light is
Stronger than Darkness: Singing for
Peace." It offers music in a variety of
African, Korean and Spanish lan-
guages as well as traditional and
modern takes on classic and beloved
hymns. For more information con-


tact the church at 261-5769 or
joan@mumconline.com.
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 fiom 2-4 p.m. For more
information call 225-5128.
Clothes giveaway.
New Jerusalem H.O.G.I.C. holds
a 'ree clothes giveaway thle third
Saturday of the month from 8 a.m.-
noon at 816 South 10th St. 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
community. It accepts tax-deductible
donations to help local needs. Your
items may be given to a family in
need or liquidated to supply food,
clothes, furniture, etc. Call 225-0963
to schedule your items to be picked
up. Donations are tax-deductible.
Celebrate recovery
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S. Eighth
St., sponsors "Celebrate Recovery"
every Friday at 6:30 p.m. This Chrisl-
'! :centered, biblically based, programs
for individuals and their family mem-
bers who are dealing with addic-
tions, compulsions, past hurts and
potentially destructive behaviors.
Call 261-3617.
Transportproject
A project to fabricate metal parts
used to manufacture three-wheeled,
hand-cranked carts is ongoing at a
workshop sponsored by Memorial
United Methodist Church. The vehi-
cles, called Personal Energy
Transportation, or PETs, are fully
assembled at Penney Farms near
Green Cove Springs and shipped
throughout the world to victims 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.


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Sunday School 9 30 am
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Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
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Living Waters
world-outreach
Contemporary Worship
SSAT...6:00pm
SUN ..9:30am
WED ..7:00pm
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HOMES


Farmers market
On Feb. 11, Sweet Grass
Dairy returns to the Fernan-
dina Farmers Market with its
farmstead artisanal cheeses.
Available will be their
Thomasville Tomme, Gouda,
Asher Blue and more. They
will also have their most
sought-after cheese, the Black
Swan, a washed cheese that
began as an experiment.
Washed in Stone Brewing
Company's Arrogant Bastard
Ale, it has a slight orange-
hued rind and a firm texture.
Modeled after a French farm-
house cheese, Black Swan
blends the perfect amount of
tangines,, and creaminess.
Also at the market will be
Minorcan Datil Pepper,
Reflections of Nature, An-
Believable Egg Rolls, Log
Cabin Citrus and Steephill
Maple Syrup. Sign up for the
E-Mail Newsletter at www.fer
nandinafarmersmarket.com.
The market is open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Seventh and Centre streets.
No pets, please. Call 491-4872
or visit www.fernandinafarm-
ersmarket.com.

Garden day
Rebecca L Jordi, County
Extension )irector/Horticul-
ture Agent for Nassau County,
will speak at the Lowe's
Garden Day in Yulee on Feb.
11 at 10 a.m. outside the gar-
den entrance at the "Master
Gardener Crape Myrtle
Island" on the selection of the
best crape myrtle cultivar for
your landscape, proper fertil-
ization, pest management and
coret pruning practices.
Other participants will
include: Costa, Windmill,
Lower wood and Nature's
Way nurseries; Scotts Miracle-
Gro; Pennington; Nassau
County Fire Rescue; the
Florida Forest Service and
more. There will be attrac-
tions for kids. The event is
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact
the store at 277-5000.

Recycle pots
1)o you have 1- or 3-gallon,
or even 7- or 15-gallon, plant
(onllt'iners left over from your
fall planting? Inwe's in Yulee
is now a recycling location for
Ihese containers. Bring them
to Ilowe's Garden Day on Feb.
11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For
information, call 277-5000.
Bird club
The Nassau County Bird
Club will meet rain or shine
on Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. at
Huguenot Memorial Park to
view shorebirds. Entrance fee
is $1. Cross the Nassau Sound
Bridge, go 8.1 miles south on
A1A to a blinking light, turn
left to enter park. Meet in the
parking lot past the pay sta-
tion. The group will spend
time in the area looking for
birds. layeredd clothing is a
must. Bring binoculars, field
guide, bug juice, sunscreen,
rain gear and water.
Native plants
Florida Native Plant
Society, Ixia Chapter, will
meet Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at
Regency Square Library, 9900
Regency Square Blvd.,
Jacksonville. Landscape archi-
tect Jake Ingram will present,


"Maintaining Native Plants in
a Home Garden." The meet-
ing is free and open to the
public. Visit http://ixia.fnps
chapters.org/ or call (904)
655-2550.
Landscape class
On Feb. 17at l0 am.
County Extension Director/
Nassau County Horticulture
Agent, Rebecca Jordi and
Master Gardener Bea Walker
will conduct a Landscape
Matters class on pruning
trees and shrubs in your land-
scape at the UF/IFAS Nassau
County Demonstration
Garden. For information, visit
http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/hor
ticulture/landmatters/land-
matters.html or call (904) 879-
1019 or 491-7340. This session
is free and open to the public.
Walln' Nassau
Walkin' Nassau walking
club will partner with the
Amelia Island Runners for the
2012 Pirates on the Run on
Feb. 18 at 8;30 a.m. at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. Wear your club
T-shirt and walk the 5K as a
group to celebrate founder
Ned Tyson, who came up with
the idea for the run in 2004.
The runners club assumed
management of the event in
2007. The Ned Tyson Mem-
orial Pirates on the Run
5K/10K and kids' runs will be
Feb. 18 at 8:30 a.m. Start point
is St. Peter's. Pre-register and
pay.the entry fee at www.
ameliaislandrunners.com.

Master Naturalst
program
The University of Florida
IFAS- Florida Master
Naturalist Program, spon-
sored by the Nassau County
Extension, will be offered
Wednesday beginning March
7 through March 21.
Classroom sessions will be
held at the Nassau County
Extension Office in Yulee.
This program is for adults
who want to learn more about
Florida's environment. Topics
include: monitoring tech-
niques (or mammals, birds
and reptiles. For registration
and program information visit
www.masternaturalist.org or
contact Steve Gaul at (904)
879-1019 or sgaul@ufl.edu.
Deadline is March 1.
Home& patio
The Amelia Island Home &
Patio Show, hosted by the
Amelia Island Nassau County
Association of Realtors and
Affiliates, is March 10 from 9
a.m.-4 p.m. at the Atlantic
Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave.
Enjoy the latest designs in
home appliances, kitchen and
bath fixtures, windows and
doors, kitchen tools and gad-
getry, interior and exterior
furnishings, stone work, light-
ing, design and layout from
more than 40 local business-
es, "howlto" demonstrations,
prize drawings, a kids' zone
Sand more. Aaron Bean will be
the "celebrity guest" and mas-
ter of ceremonies.
Tickets are available at the
door or in advance from the
Amelia Island Nassau County
Association of Realtors Office,
910 South 14th St..


Coontie palms native and easy to grow


Q .Do coontie palms have
.male and female plants?
PR
A .Coontie palms. Zania
.pumila, actually pro-
duce male and female repro-
ductive cone-like structures-
on separate plants-
The male structures pro-
duce pollen and they are
rusty to deep brown in color.
The female produces beauti-
ful reddish seed structures.
This plant
has been
around since
S-, fthe time of
]diPnosaurs
s which
S 7 makes them
ancient and
very exotic
looking.
GARDEN Coonties
TALe will grow to
about four
feet tall with
Becky]ordi a potential
six-foot
spread but it takes a long
time for it to reach this size.
They are native to our area
and are very easy to grow,
and normally are found
where pines and oaks are
grown. These plants do not
require regular watering,
which makes them a perfect
addition to landscapes where
water is restricted.
How do you propagate
Q coontiee palms? VM
.This information was
a assembled by Candace
Bridgewater, one of the
Nassau County Master
.Gardener volunteers. It is
advisable to use gloves when
handling the seeds of sagos
and counties!
1. Collect the seeds from
female cones. In winter and
early spring, plants produce
brown cones with bright
orange seeds. Wait until the
seedpod completely breaks
open.


S S'ViTTED) PHOWunS
Coontie palms, Zamia pumila, produce male and
female reproductive cone-like structures on separate
plants. Above is the female structure. Below, the full
coontie palm.


2. Spread the seeds on a
thin layer of newspaper to
dry out for six-seven weeks.
Iet them wrinkle up a little
bit like a raisin or prune.
3. Take the seeds one at a
time and, from top to bottom,
scrape the outside layer off
the entire seed with a knife.
Remove as much as possible.
Dry them again for two to
three days, or cut into the
seed with a sharp knife or
scalpel, creating a small
wound allowing water to pen-


etrate and have access to the
embryo.
4. I;y the seeds on the
surface of the soil and cover
with a 1/4-inch layer of moist
soil.
5. Keep the pots in a
warm area with plenty of
light but not direct sun.
6. Seeds should sprout
within six weeks.
7. A couple of days before
planting in the ground soak
the roots overnight or for a
couple of nights in tap water.


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TROUBLESHOOTING HELP

County Extension
I)irector/Horticulture
Agent Rebecca Jordi and

teers conduct "Trouble-
shooting Your Landscape"
Sessions at the invitation
of homeowners. Jordi
requires at least six
S- homeowners and will
come to your subdivision.
After reviewing general
best landscape manage-
ment practices, Jordi and
A.,, the Master Gardeners
visit the yards of the
homeowners for specific
consultations. These ses-
sions are free. To sched-
ule a session for your
neighbors, call the
Extension office at (904)
879-1019, or email Jordi
at rljordi@ufl.edu. Left,
Jordi conducts a trou-
bleshooting session at Sea
Winds subdivision,
inspecting several lawns
and offering tips on main-
taining healthy land-
scapes. Looking on, from
left, are homeowners Joe
A : Colson, Faye Colson and
'Shirley Hiott.
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HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS


S. Plant them immediately
after removing them from
the water in spring after the
soil warms up. Never plant
them in cold weather.
9. Ideal soil mixture is
equal parts of sand and
sphagnum peat moss,
drenched and drained.
1 have a vine-like weed
.growin~ around the
b'ise of mny shrubs. It has a
pretty pink-purple flower on
it. The leaf looks similar to a
feather. What can you tell me
about it? WB
. It was easy to identify
once you brought me a
few clippings of this plant. I
am certain it is Narrow-leaf
vetch, Vicia sativa.
It is classified as an annu-
al or short-lived perennial
with reclining or climbing
stems. The plant has small
tendrils that enable it to
climb and wrap around limbs
of small shrubs. The flower
color is blue, purple or laven-
der.
Narrow-leaf vetch is found
worldwide in temperate
regions and is native to
Russia and much of Europe.
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
County Extension Director for
Nassau County and Nassau
County Horticulture'Agent
III, is a University ofFlorida
faculty member Extension
locations are the satellite
office at the County Building
in Yulee and the main
Extension Office in Callahan.
The UF/IFAS Nassau County
Demonstration Garden is
located at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex and
demonstrates best manage-
'ment practices for Northeast
Florida. Mail questions to
Garden Talk, c/o Rebecca
Jordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1,
Callahan, FL 32011. Visit
http://nassau.ifas. ufl.edu.
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BI-T'I JONES
News Ieader

The West Nassau Warriors eliminated the
Yulee Hornets Tuesday night during the
District 4-4A semifinal game Tuesday at
Fernandina Beach High School.
The Warriors advance to Saturday's chanm-
pionship game against the top-seed Pirates.
Game time is 7 p.m.
It will be the fourth meeting of the two
teams this season. The Pirates are 3-0.
they'rere a good basketball team," said
Matt Schreiber, head boys basketball coach at
FBHS. "It's hard to beat a good team three
times. Now, we have to do it a fourth time.
VW've been fortunate in all three games to get
off to a fast start and play from ihe lead.
"We really worry about ourselves molre
than we d(o our opponent. Our objective is to
not turn the ball over and take a good shot
and, on the other end, not give them an easy
shot.
"You have to be ready to handle their pres-
sure. They're pretty athletic."
Tl'he Pirates won all three games, twice by
eight points and once by just four.
'The Pirates (17-8) are the top seed of the
iLour ineritn They have been idle since last
week.
"Oncec the season starts, you play so many
games," Schreiber said. "We've actually gone
eight (lays without a game."
The Pirates won the district title in 2009.


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PHrosTOS BY I'i-T JONES/NI-ES-ILE.)AER
Randy Clark, left, and Brycen Gagnon in action for the Yulee Hornet basketball team Tuesday in
the district semifinal against West Nassau. West Nassau won to advance to Saturday night's cham-
pionship game against host Fernandina Beach at 7 p.m. Both teams advance to the state playoffs.


Basketball's family affairforSchreiber clan


Matt Schreiber has spent three
decades teaching the fundamentals of
basketball to high-schoolers in
Nassau County.
Schreiber, 55, got his first head
coaching job 30 years ago at HI illiard
Middle-Senior High School. He built
a successful program there but, in
2000, he transferred to Fernandina
Beach H igh School to assume the
assistant's position under Lou
Pereira. Two seasons later, Pereira
left for Bishop Snyder and Schreiber
once again held the reins of a varsity
program.
lHe's been the Pirate head coach
since and his legacy continues. Year
after year, Schreiber's Pirates are a
force to be reckoned with.
T'he Pirates are 17-8 this season
and playing at home Saturday night
for the district championship. They
take on West Nassau at 7 p.m. tUnder
Schreiber, the Pirates won the crown
in 2009 and have qualified for the
state playoffs three times since.
"I've been really lucky to have
players who show a passion for the
game of basketball," Schreiber said.
"I think any degree of success I've
had I would attribute to the fact that I


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SPECIAL
Fernandina Beach High School boys basketball coach Matt Schreiber
has coached in Nassau County for 30 years, but he isn't the only
coach in the family. Wife Jean coached at FBIIS for two years, daugh-
ter Erin DuFault coaches at St. Marys Middle School and son Jeremy
Schreiber is an assistant coach at his alma mater, Webber
International University in Babson Park. The patriarch will be steering
his team Saturday in the district championship game at Pirate Gym.


surround myself with coaches, play-
ers and people who help us ... all
those people were here before I was
here. I was lucky to have them and


keep them around."
Schreiber grew up in Indianapolis,
Ind., where he played high school
basketball.


"I would say I was average," he
said.
He went on to play on the ..11. II
level and, laughingly admits, he was
"a bit below average."
But that experience built the foun-
dation for a 30-year career.
"I think that I always thought I had
a pretty good understanding of the Xs
and Os and the strategy of the game,"
Schreiber said. "I was fortunate to
play for some pretty good coaches
growing up.
"I also thought I understood the
important aspects of running a pro-
gram. I knew I wanted to do some-
thing I really enjoyed rather than
something that was a job."
Even though he has close to 500
wins under his belt, Schreiber admits,
it's not all about games and wins.
"I really credit the game of basket-
ball," Schreiber said. "If we go about
doing our best job of teaching them
how to be a teammate and do what
they can to make the team they're on
successful, they learn those life les-
sons."
Schreiber's son coaches basket-
ball at his college alma mater, Webber
International University, and his
daughter, who is expecting the first
Schreiber grandchild, coaches at St.
Marys Middle School.


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Celebration Two holds offa Yulee comeback


Last Saturday began the
fourth season of the Family
Driven Softball League,
Fourteen teams took to the
fields located at Springhill
Baptist Church on Old
Nassauville Road.
The game of the week fea-
tu-red Celebration Baptist
Church Team Two taking on
Yulee Baptist Church Team
Overflow which is named
after the church's youth
group.
IHead coach BJ. Jones
scored the first run of the sea-
son for Team Two followed
behind the scoring of Iauren
Vriezima, as Team Two took
an early lead by a score of 2-1.
Ben Roy got on base with a
tripir for Team Overflow.
Sister and coach Sarah Roy
drov- him in, making the
scr- 2-1
Neither eamn could not
munstrr a run in the second
inning. Team Two's lead grew
wider as Cory Reynolds hit a
tvw-rrun homer in the third.
T-am T.vo added another run
in r.h- forth and three more
runs in the fifth behind the
hitting of Khara Tapley.


Team Overflow made a
comeback in the sixth inning
as Ben Roy recorded his sec-
ond triple of the day and sis-
ter Sarah drove him in for the
second time of the day: Nick
Gaskill and Will Woods con-
tributed to the sixth-inning
explosion.
The Overflow defense
held Team Two scoreless in
the final two innings while
Team Overflow could muster
just one run in the final
inning. Team Two went on to
win 8-7.
In other games, IDerek
Bellar pitched a two hitter as
The Journey Church Team
(One defeated Springhill
Baptist Church 17-0. Yulee-
Team Overflow got in the win
column with a 17-7 win ovi-r
n newcomer Thfe Carl/ n ters
House.
Journey Team Three
defeated Lannie Road Baptist
Church 12-2 behind the hit-
ting of Daniel Corbitt and
Scan Hollis. Billy Smith then
led Journey Three to their
second victory of the day as
they defeated Five Points
Baptist Church 27-1:.


Roger Smith hit 4-or-4 and
led First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach over Jour-
ney Two 13-11. Christwalk
defeated Carpenters House
10-0. Craig Chamberlain went
2-for-2 for Christwalk.
Celebration Team One
defeated Yulee Team One 22-
2. Rusty Prince, Chris Spivey,
Ryan Jones and Paul Parrish
all hit 3-for 3-for Celebration
Team One. Journey Four
defeated Yulee One 27-18 and
then beat Lannie Road 15-12.
Hannah I'-e hit 2-for-4 for the
victors.
Players of the week ar-
Ashley Smith. who hit '3for-4
to help her First Baptist l:amr
to victory, and tirdi for the
men are Journry Three's
Chris iJeBerry and Journey
Four's Austin Stallard. Both
men hit C-for-8, respectively,
with a pair of horn runs
each.
Games will resume
Saturday at the softball
grounds at Springhill. For
information about the F)DSL,
vi-,i v, 'a f, l-,;oftibaili.org ,r
call I-ague 'Presidern! trnie
Stuckey at 261-083.


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BIETI I JONI:S
News Leader


With a little
help from
daughter
Ilazlee
IHate. Chris
Spivey
throws out
the first
pitch for
the opening
day cere-
mony
Saturday
for the
Family
Driven
Softball
IL'ague.
More than
200 people
represent-
ing 12
churches
attended.
Games
resume
Saturday at
the
Springhill
fields on
Old
Nassauville
Road.
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Stewart


places


seventh


in nation

Samuel "Birandon" Ste-
wart, a 17-year-old senior at
Yulee High School. Traveled
to Chicago. 111., Jan. 28-29 to
compete at the Junior
National Weightlifting
Championship and represent
a local weightlifting club,
Sandbox Weightlifting.
In his first national compe-
tition, Stewart placed seventh
in his weight class (85 kg)
while lifting against athletes
aged 17-19.
He received the Schutz
Award, given to athletes who
successfully complete all their
lifts during the competition.
Stewart also set a new persoin-
al record in the snatch (1()
kg), matched a previous best
in the clean and jerk (1:0 kg)
and set a new personal record
total at 230 kg.
Olympic weightlifting is
comprised of two competition
lifts- ilthe snatch, where a
barbell is moved from tlihe
ground to overhead iln one
motion, and the clean and
jerk, where the weight is
moved first to the shoulders.
then overhead.
The athlete's score is the
sum of the highest successful
lifts he/she completed in the
competition. The weight is
measured in kilograms (2.2
Ibs equals 1 kg).
Sandbox Weightlifting is
based in Fernandina Beach.
The team is made up of
approximately 20 student-alh-
letes ages 9-19.
Slewarl has spe-ntl ,-5 days
e(nc'h week over h Ir ;ist yer
training with the team.
"I have been working with
Brandon for less than two
years," said Doug Lane,
Sandbox W. ,lglihiini, head
coach. "His natural strength
and commitment to training is
some of the best I've ever,
seen.
"He has great flexibility
and athletic potential. As an
honor roll student and college.
prospect, we are proud to
have Brandon on the team."
LIFT Florida, Inc, a non-
profit organization dedicated
to the development of student
athletes in the sport of
Olympic \V. ,ioll i lifli '. spon-
sored Stewart's trip to
Chicago.
IF"' Florida provides'
young athletes the opportuni-
ty to build self-confidence and
faith in their abilities in sport
and in life, enhance youth
awareness of health and fit-
ness, and give young athletes
a positive, character-building
experience.
For more information on
Sandbox Weightlifting or
LIFT Florida, visit
www.LIFFlorida.org or find
LIFT Florida on Facebook.







FRiDAY. FEBRLAR- 10.2012 SPORTS \xe s-.Leader


FBMS LADYPIRATES


SL'BM!1= D
The Fernandina Beach Middle School girls basketball team went 10-1 this season.
"The key to our success this year has been strong defense, press options and good
passing with less dribbling," Coach Erika Zimmerman said. "Shooting practice has
also been important. The girls have worked hard to achieve basketball gains this year.
I have had the pleasure of coaching an amazing group of girls this season." The team
includes, back row from left, Coach Richard Kenner, manager Sarah Lowe, Brenna
Rowland, Asten Stewart, Kyleigh Goodman, Shanaya Thompson, Aja Evans, manager
Kimberlee Mercado, Kate Walker, Coach Erika Zimmerman; front row, Katie McNeil,
Teddi Iesoine, Emily Faltemier, Faith Leipau and Amy Strokinsky. Not pictured: man-
ager Lanaya Holmes.




YMS wrestlers medal at state


The Yulee Middle School
Wrestling Club completed the
"I Own Florida" wrestling
conference with a state tour-
namert Jan. 28 in Manatee.
Fifteen wrestlers from the
YMS club qualified for the
state tournament.
Five medaled in the state
tournament. RJ. Adams, an
eighth-grader, finished as a
state runnerup in the 150-
pound class. Dylan Youmans,
seventh grade, finished third
in the 80-pound class. Bryan
Winkles, seventh grade, was
third at 130 pounds. Kevin
Beverly, second grade, was a
state runnerup in the 75-
pound class. Terrance
Stewart, first grade, took
third in the 65-pound weight
class.
'The entire team worked
hard all season," Coach Doug
You mans said. 'These guys
and girls proved their abilities
on the mat every time they
walked out to meet their
opponent.
"This being our first year
of competition, our expecta-
tions were to finish the sea-
son as high in the ranks as we
could. The YMS wrestling


I .I I!-' ''N I -I


SUBMITTED
Kevin Beverly, Dylan Youmans, front row, and RJ.
Adams and Bryan Winkles all competed for the Yulee
Middle School Wrestling Club in the "I Own Florida"
tournament Jan. 28.


club finished fifth out of 30
teams in the I Own Florida
wrestling conference."
Other YMS club standouts
include Lakhen Montgomery,
Zane McKendree, Makayla
Hoyle and Ethan Cook.
"These kids gave their
best on the mat with no com-


plaints," Youmans said. "We
are looking forward to the
second half of the season."
The season starts Feb. 25
at Yulee Middle School. The
grapplers compete in the
Northeast Florida-Southeast
Georgia wrestling confer-
ence.


S, HEAITlY START "


SUBMITTED
John McBrearty, second from left, presents a $2,000 check to Dr. Eugenia Ngo-
Seidel, Nassau County Health Department director, left, for the Healthy Start program
from a portion of the proceeds from the Amelia Island Runners' annual Reindeer Run.
Ilealthy Start is a program that teaches young couples the art of raising healthy babies.



2012 SCHEDULES


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
Feb. 11 Distict at FBHS
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
Feb 11 DISTRICT 4-4A
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Wrestling
Feb 11 Regional at Clay
Feb 17 State at Lakeland
Feb 18 State at Lakelnd


Feb 13
Feb 18
Feb 21
Feb 23
March 1
March 3
March 6
March 9
,March 17
March 21
Marh 27
March 29
March 30


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Ju.nlor 'Arsty Baseball
at shop Kenny
FIRST COAST
at Camden Ccunty
at Femandina Beach
at West Nassau
BUCHHOLZ
STANTON
FERNANDINABEACH
PAXON
WEST NASSAU
GAINESVILLE
at Stanton
BISHOP KENNY
at BOles


500
11/1 30
4'45/7
600
600
11/1 30
600
600
11/1 30
500
11/1 30
600
500
600


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
\Brstiy Basebal
Feb 13 MANDARIN
Feb 16 at Bshop Kenny
Feb 17 ROBERTE LEE
Feb 21 HILLIARD
Feb 22 at ba, hoiz
Feb 24 at Englewood
Feb 28 as Femandrina Beach'
March 1 BAKER COUNTY
March2 PAXON
March 6 at Slar.on
March 8 VEST NASSAU'
March 13 FERNANDINA BEACH'
March 16 at Suwannee
March 20 RKge~iew (B Grounds)
March 22 at Wst Nassau"
March 27 STANT-ON
Apnl 2- Annual Spring Break Oassc
Apn! 2 COLUMBIA
Apnl 4 SHOP SNYDER
GAINESVILLE
Apnl 10 at Hlliard
Apnl 12 ENGLEWOOD"-
April 16 at oEa Wie
Apn 17 at Rrst Coas
Apnl 19 at Paxon
Apnl 24-6 Distric at West Nassau
' District Senior night


Feb. 16
Feb.21
Feb. 24
Feb. 28
March 1
March 6
March 7
March 9
March 13


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Softball
at Palatka
EPISCOPAL
BOLLES
FERNANDINA BEACH
at Raines
at Baldwn
WEST NASSAU
BAKER COUNTY
at West Nassau


6:00
7:00
7:00
7:00
6:00
6:00
7:00
7:00
'7:00


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Track and Reld
March 1 at WestNassau 400
March 8 at Ulee 4 00
March 15 at Yulee 4.00
March 22 County at West Nassau 400
Apni 12 Dstnct 3-2A at Ranes 200
April19 Regin 1-2A at Boies 100
April28 State 2A at UNF 10am
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
\arsty Basebaf
Feb 14 BISHOP SNYDER 500
Feb 17 at Episcopal 600
Feb 21 COLUMBIA 5:00
Feb 23 at Bldes 6-00
Feb 28 YULEE' 6S00
March 1 at Hiliard 6600
March 2 WEST NASSAU' 6130
March6 MARIST 700
March 8 at Baker County 630
March 10 WAYNE COUNTY 00
March 13 at uees" 8:00
March 18 atAuburn. Ala 7:00
March 17 at oelika.. a llam
March 20 Baker County (BB Grours) 700
March22 at Ccolumb a S03
March 27 CAMDEN COUNTY 700
March 29 at Wes Nassau' 600
March 30 at BrshopKenny 60
April 5-7 DIAMOND CLASSIC
Apnil11 BOLLES 700
Aprf 13 at Suwannee 8 00
April 17 ATLANTIC COAST 700
April 19 at Femrng Isad 400
Aprt 24 Orstrc, 4-4A at We Nassau
April 26 ODsc 4-4Aa s West Nassa
Dstra
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Varsrty BasWeali
Feb 15 at West Nassau 5-0m
Feb 17 EPISCOPAL 600
Feb 22 BISHOP SNYDER 500
Feb 23 YULEE 5-00
Feb 24 at Baker Ccurty 530
March 1 BSHOP KENNY 500
March 8 CAMDEN COUNTY 500
Macrh 9 at Yuiee 80m


March 12
March 15
March 19
March 22
March 27
March31
April 9
April 10


at Bishop Kenny
WEST NASSAU
at Camden County
at Epicopal
at Bishop Snyder
BAKER COUNTY
at Fleing Island
FLEMING ISLAND


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Softball
Feb. 10 at Hilliard 6:
Feb. 13 at Baldwn 6.(
Feb. 14 EAGLES VIEW 6
Feb 21 NEASE 6 (
Feb 22 atBistopKenny 4:
Feb 23 atRanes 6 (
Feb 28 at Yuee' 7C
March 1 at BakerCounty 6
March 2 MATANZAS 5
March at Eaes Mew 6(
March 8 RAINES 6 C
March 9 WEST NASSAU' 6 C
March 13 at Nease 7 C
March 15 ED WHITE 7C
March 16 STANTON 7 C
March19 BISHOP KENNY 6
March20 YULEE' 6C
Mach23 at UnversityChrisan 7C
March 27 at Wet Nassau' 7 C
Mach 30 HILUARD 63
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Four bouts Saturday
Four local men "vil be entenna rhe bco'ng
ring Saturday atr he Juiian Jackson PAL off
Monument Road in Jacksonv-. e Ail our train
at the Pit Bill Boxng Cub in Nassauviile
Thaddeus Moore 15. a freshman at Yulee
High School, has a bout n the 130-pound
class- Brock Bean, 25. of Femrandina Beach
heavyweight: Josh Goyette. 25 of Femandina
Beach. 150 pounds: and Jeffrey Tnomas. 19
a senior at YHS. 150 pounds.


Etm Street Litre League
Elm Street Little League is holding regis-
tration for the spnng season from 3:30-6-30
p.m. Monday through Fnday at the MLK
Center Fee is $40 per child (S10 extra for
additional sibling). For infomlatjon, contact
President Wayne Peterson at 753-1663.
Girls softball tryouts will be held Feb. 28-
29 at the Joe Velardi Field behind the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center. For information,
contact Petqrson or Mark Puca at (90) 238-
3118


Special OlympicsFeb24
Special Olympics County Games Feb. 24
The Nassau County Special Olympics
annual track and field and cycling games will
be held at Yulee High School from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. More than 200 athletes will be compet-
ing in two events each. The public is invited
and admission is free.
All regular event competitors in both track
and field and cycling are eligible to advance to
area garpes in Jacksonville at Ed White High
March 3-1.


Ladyshootes
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot Shot
Trail in Yulee, is hosting a ladies introduction
to the shotgun shooting sports from 10 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. March 17.
The fee is $35 per participant and includes
clay targets, ammunition, use of a shotgun
and lunch. Just eight spots are available so
register early; registration deadline is March
10.
Lady shooters 18 years and older can par-
ticipate. Included in the.clinic are safety train-
ing and instruction by a certified NRA instruc-
tor; 50 clay targets per individual; and a picnic
lunch.
All shooting will be supervised. The morn-
ing session will include safety instruction,
shotgun familiarization and operation and live
firing at straight-away clay targets. A safety
review and question-and-answer session will
be conducted during lunch.
The afternoon session will be conducted in
small groups on the sporting clays course
supervised by an experienced shooter.
Participants may use their own shotgun
with the approval of the instructor; all partici-
pants must sign a release form.
For information call 753-4619 or 548-9818
or visit ameliashotgunsports.com.


OldTimers,.etready , .
Plans are under way for the 2012 LJassau
County Old Timers football game, an annual
grudge match between former high school
football players. Call organizer Donnie
Braddock at (904) 588-4250 for information.


Yuleelitde League
Yulee Little League will hold registration
from 4:30-6:30 p.m. today. Fee is $85. Bring
two proofs of residency along with athlete's
birth certificate. For information, visit YLL's
Facebook page.

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


Sportsassociation
Nassau County Sports Association meets
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county build-
ing, Yulee. Call.261-1075 or 277-1609.


PIratesontheRun
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 Feman-
dina'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
retumed after the run. You must wear a chip
on your shoe to be timed. No strollers, dogs
or headphones in the 5K or 10K.
Awards will be presented to the top three
maid 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 is $25 per person 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 v vw
Amelialsland Runners.corn Peregistration


e 2:Js a, 2 p m Feb 16 v.\th irac-cay registra-
".nP at me church from 7-8 a m
Proceeds benefit AiRFs youth scholarship
program and St Peter s mission tnos Vist
Ame!iaisiand Runners corn or call 277-8365


Run under the ghts
Jo'n the Amelia Isiand Runners
\Vednesda\ nights under the lights from 6-7
p m weatrner permiinmng at the Femandina
Beach Hign School track, 435 Citrona Dn\e
These weekly runs are open to the public
Free e\pert coaching advice is available
most weeks from Rov Benson a i.. I ill.
recogniZed and published exercise scientist
and running coach
Join members irom the dlub for a group
run every Saturday ringing, beginning at
a m at Cunrent Running. 815 South Eighth St
All ages and abilities are welcome at these
group runs and you don't need to be a mem-
ber of the dub to participate Email presi-
dent @ameliaislandrunners.com


Organized bike rides
There are organized bicycle rides in
Femandina Beach and around Amelia Island
Thursday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays
starting at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. All
rides start from Main Beach. Park near the
mirqature golf course. Cyclists of all abilities
are welcome. The ride will be around 30 miles
with rest stops along the way and loops back
to the starting point at around 10 miles 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.


ALSwalkin Jacksonville
More than 1,000 people will gather at
Seven Bridges at Tinseltown in Jacksonville
-March 31 to join the fight to find a cure for a
deadly illness. ALS, also known as Lou
Gehrig's Disease, progressively paralyzes its
victims, attacking nerve cells and pathways in
the brain or spinal cord.
ALS patients, including those in wheel-
chairs along with their families and friends, will
make a two-mile trek in The Walk to Defeat .
ALS, hoping their steps will mpke a difference
for ALS patients living in the Jacksonville
area. Many who walk have a loved one who is
still fighting the deadly disease. Others walk in
memory of a loved one who has lost the bat-
tle. Many people, without any personal con-
nection, still walk out of a simple concern for
those who are suffering with Lou Gehrig's dis-
ease.
With just two to five years on average to
live, these patients have an urgent need and
the community is stepping in to fill it by walk-
ing for those who can't. The Walk to Defeat
ALS is the ALS Association's signature event,
in which all funds directly support cutting-edge
research, iprograms.and patient care. Last .,
r ear,1 i1A '> e ehfi sed r e 'arf$1'.'2 mion
around the state of Florida.
All interested walkers should call 888-257-
1717 or register online at www.WalktoDefeat
ALS.org. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with the
walk beginning at'10 a.m. Seven Bridges is
located at 9735 Gate Parkway.

Getreadytorun Gate
Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Baptist
Beaches physicians is presenting 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 follo 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.
Common Foot and Ankle Running 'i., ,."
will be held March 8 with Edward D Y,.., .-
M.D., for the final seminar in the series
The fun run is from 6-6:45 p.m with the
start and finish at the store. Refreshments,
including beer, wine, cheese, water and soda,
will be available from 6:45-7 p.m. The seminar
is from 7-7:30 p.m. with a 15-minute question-
and-answer session to follow. There will be
door prizes.
To register e-mail jmulrain @joionline net or
call the Town Center store at (904) 620-9991


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


Boles Club
Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 am. and
Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the petanque
courts at the south end of the downtown man-
na. Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both
horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling
game. The public is always welcome to join
For information, call 491-1190.


Beanumpire
Baseball and softball umpires can join the
fastest growing umpires association in
Northeast Florida, the River City Umpires


Association. River City Umpires is currently
recruiting men and women interested in offici-
ating baseball and softball
If yoo live or work in Baker, Bradford C;i,
Duval, Putnam, St. Johns or Nassau County.
contact Terry Padgett at (904; 879-6442 or
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To submit an item for this column, contact
Beth Jones at 261-3696 or e-mail to
bjones@fbnewsleader.com.


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An enchanting trip Into the Woods'atACT


KATE HI ARRIS
For the Netws Leader

fairy tale-, are having
S their moment. The
new TV hit i (-Once
Upon a Time," two Snow
White movies are on the way
and, on Thursday, Stephen
Sondheim's iconic Tony-win-
ning "Into the Woods" opened
at Amelia Community
Theatre.
For director Jill
Dillingharn, the show "has
some of the most beautiful
music ever written for'the
stage. Sondheim matches
music perfectly to lyrics. It's a
personal favorite ... and it
speaks to all of us who grew
up with Grimm's Fairy tales."
"Into the Woods" blends
the familiar tales of Little Red
Riding Hood, Jack and the
Beanstalk, Rapunzel and
Cinderella with the quest of a
Baker and his Wife to have a
child of'their own. With
fairies, a witch, a golden-egg-


Date right
AmeliaCommunity
Theatre is offering a Date
Night & Children's Theatre
Workshop from 6-9 p.m.
Feb. 24. Parents attending
"Into the Woods" may enroll
their children (grades K-5)
in the workshop next door in
the Studio Theatre, 209
Cedar St. Show tickets are
$20 for adults and the work-
shop is $10 per child and
includes theater activities, a
movie and snacks, and
allows parents time for din-
ner and the show before
picking up their children.
Call 261-6749 or visit the
box office.

laying goose and a menacing
giant in the mix, "Into the
Woods" takes the audience on
a ride that is alternately
funny, tender, romantic and
surprising.
ACT's cast has a mix of
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DAVID BU RGHARDT/ISLAND I 'POlGll-Pl'
A set designed and built by Gregg Dilingham and team over the last year brings the enchantment of the forest to life
on a grand scale for "Into the Woods" at Amelia Community Theatre, including storybooks that open and close to
create vignettes for the characters, above.


Galleries to host art walk Saturday


W '', m ove m e nt m K B ,
Seventh Str-eet Gallery invites ". .;. ,' t .
you to a winter reception for land- rio. or ',f : ' '
scape artist Jim McKinney featur- ."
ing a suite of his newest works '
entitled Nature's lH auty includ-
ing "Nana l)une," right. Share i .
with him the time, place and his "
experience by lingering with each
piece savoring nature's colors and i
shadows, movement and moods.
The reception will be held at 14 S. Seventh St. on Saturday : %
from 5-8 p.m. For questions, directions or to arrange an alter- '
nate viewing time, call 432-8330.
Just in time forl Valentline's Day, the
.' '*. Second Saturday Artrageous Art Walk at the 1,
B31lue loor Artists will feature resident artist
G(;corganna Mullis with a sweetheart of a .
spring cleaning sale and many paintings up to
NI) percent off. A reception will be held
Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at 205 1/2 Centre St.
1,lok for the blue doors between Island ,
Coffee and (;o Fish leading to the colorful ; i -
lstaircase. Regular hours are Monday-
Saturday, 11 a.m1.-5.p.m. Call 557-1187 or visit
i.Ibluedoorartists.comn. -----
Carol Winner, owner and artist t
of Gallery C, will be showing new N ...
paintings, including "Water Lily .'
Calm" during the Second Saturday .
Artrageous Art Walk, from 5-9 p.m '-
on Saturday. Winner will also be -
showing new riveted jewelry pen- -.,
dants and new handbags. Gallery C ;OWN
is located at 218B 'Ash St., up the
painted stairs and is open 11 a.m.-5
p.m. every clay, closed
Wednesday. Call 583-4676. Facebook Gallery C. PAUlA PORTERFIELD IZZO/FORTHE NE
0. Frances Hanold of Fernandina Beach High School
The Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., will host an the drawing that won her first place in the annual
artwalk reception from 5-8 p.m. Saturday with featured artist County Student Art Show, sponsored by the Island
Chad Bridges, woodwork, and the Nouveau Art show high- ASsociation and on display through Feb. 26 in the
lighting works by Nassau County students. For more informa- Nouveau Art Hall, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina
tion go to www.islandart.org or call 261-7020. See story, photo B3.


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Nassau
d Art
Beach.


Boys & Girls gala


features 'most


inspiring woman


Author, inspirational
speaker, executive coach,
former athlete, mother and
TV personality Bonnie St.
John will keynote the fifth
annual benefit for the Boys
& Girls Clubs of Nassau
County. II begins at 6 p.m.
Feb. 24 at The Rilz-Carlton,
Amelia Island.
The- gala event also will
feature a silent auction held
during a cocktail hour pre-
ceding dinner. Auction items
range from a fishing trip in
Alaska to resort and'hide-
away visits to works of art.
The gala and auction pro-
vide a major share of sup-
port for operation of the two
local Boys & Girls Clubs.
St. John grew up in a low-
income neighborhood near
Los Angeles and lost a leg at
age five to a medical disor-
der. Yet she graduated
magna cum.laude from
Harvard University, earned
her master's degree in eco-
nomics at Oxford University
as a Rhodes scholar and
served as director of the
White House National
Economic Council in the
Clinton Administration.
In 1984, she competed in
the Paralympics in Austria


and was
the first
African-
American
to winll
medals in
downhill
ski racing:
one silver
St. John and two
bronllze
medals. S1.
John is the author of four
books: Succeeding Sane,
Getting Ahead at Work,
Money: Fall Down? Get Up!
and How Strong Women
Pray
As a child, St. John found
support in what war he
Girls Club. Her life is an
example of the success that
can derive fi-om achieving
the goals of Boys & Girls
Clubs: to inspire and enable
all young people, especially
those from disadvantaged
circumstances, to realize
their full potential as produc-
tive, responsible and caring
citizens.
"I have faced so many dif-
ficult life situations myself -
healing from sexual abuse
and family dysfunction, hav-
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WILD NITE ON BIRDS
Carolc Adams. past-president of both the
Duval Audubon Society and the SouthShore
Audubon Society of
New York and a direct
lor on the Audubon of '
Florida Board. will
present "Getting to
Know the Birds of
Amelia" at the next
Wild Nite nature
forum.. Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.
at the Peck Center
Auditorium.
An avid birder since
the age of 10. Adams .
has spent years work-
ing to monitor and protect wild bird nesting. In
2009 she received the Carol and Bob Grimes
Annual Environmental Activist A, .-, I. a tribult
to her work protecting birds and their habitat
Adams will speak about hiding opportunities
on Amelia Island and the kinds ol birds that third
watchers of all ability levels might look l)or \\'i h
many birds winii tin and preparing o tr .i on
Amelia. Adams' list mnay he long! Ironically, I Fe
14 Valentines Day was (rne though to ie Ihe
day birds chose their nmales-, s) is ,in ,ippr ot ri


ate night for the presentation.
The nature forums, free and open to the public.
are held the second Tuesday of each month lead-
ing up to the Wild Amelia Nature Festival May 18-
20. For information visit www.wildamelia.com or
find them on Facebook.


The Womans Club of Fernandina
Beach will hold its annual Valentine
Game Party on Feb. 15 at I p.m.at the
Clubhouse. 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd. All card games.
board games. dominoes and mahjongg are wel-
come. Get a group of four together and join in the
fun. Cost is $5 per person. Snacks and dessert will
be served and there will be lots of door prizes. For
reservations call 321-1752 or 277-8244 or contact a
Womrnans Club member.


Artist Billie McCray will
host a Fiber Ar Clcbtration at
thic Amcrican Beach
Museum and Communitvy
Ccnteir. 16l()t)ulia Sl..( n Feb
10 mnd 11 II m 5)1m p if Im2 -b 1) -'1'_
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of the show is "On the Backs of Others: Celebrate
Black/American History and Keep MaVynnes
Dream Alive." Vintage quilts and McCray's new
fiber art will be shown, demonstrating the crafts
evolution.



The Amelia Island Museum of History. 233 S.
Third St.. invites the public ----- -
to its next 3rd Friday on 3rd
Street. on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.
Celebrating African
American women in history..


will discuss the life of
Ma Vynee Betsch. the great-
granddaughter of Abraham
Lincoln Lewis. founder of
American Beach.
Growing up in affluence. Betsch gave upa
prom isi ng career in the opera to return to
American Beach. She would become its most
vocal advocate, (d,.Ji,_ jtin.,d, the rest of her life to its
preservation.
This event is free and open to the public and is
sponsored in part by the Florida HIumanities
Council. Contact Alex at 261 7 ..'s, ext. 102.


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OUT AND ABOUT


MUSIC NOTES


SPECIAL EVENTS
A night of chili and Irish
music to benefit Meals on
Wheels for Pets will be held
tonight in Burns Hall of St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave.,
Femandina Beach. Happy
hour with music by Fear Buile
of Gainesville and cash bar is
6-7 p.m., dinner and dessert
from 7-8 p.m. and more music
from 8-9 p.m. Tickets are $15
and available at the Second
Chance Thrift Store on South
Eighth Street, the Nassau
Humane Society Dog Park on
Airport Road, the Council.on
Aging office and at www.
MOW4PetsNassau.com. Visit
www.FearBuile.com for more
on the band. Proceeds will
help provide.pet food to the
companion animals of senior
citizens receiving Meals on
Wheels in Nassau County.
* *
Fernandina Beach
Christlan 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.
Please contact the school.
* *
Golden Spike
Enterprises, Inc. will host
the 34th Annual
Jacksonville Model Train
and Railroadlana Show and
Sale, featuring more than
300 dealers and a working
layout, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m.-5
p.m. at the Prime Osbom
Convention Center, 1000
Water St., Jacksonville.
Admission is $7; children
under 12 free. Parking is free
in the main lot only. Light
lunch will be served. For
details or dealer information
call (813) 949-7197 and ask
for Alan Altman.
* *'
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
hold Its lunch meeting on
Feb. 16 at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club at 11:30
a.m. Brigadier General Robert
M. Branyon, Chief of Staff, .
Florida Air National Guard,.
Saint Augustine will present a
brief history of the Florida
Air National Guard and dis-
cuss its role and readiness in
providing security against ter-
rorism.
Tickets are $15 by Feb. 11
and $17,at the door. For
reservations call Bob Keane,
277-4590. All men, whether
new or longtime residents, are
welcome to attend the meet-
ing and join the club. Visit
www.mensnewcomersclub.
org.

The Nassau Humane
Society Annual Flea and
Tick Garage Sale will be
held Feb. 17 and 18 from
7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the
Femandina Beach Airport
hangar. Bring tax-deductible
donations of art, antiques, fur-
niture, housewares, jewelry,


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Casting call
Driveway Productions is
hosting an open casting
call in Femandina Beach
on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
at 320 S. Fifth St. Come
and star or co-star in a
locally grown film; no com-
pensation. Femandina and
Jacksonville locations. If
you have headshots and a
resume, please bring them.
Headshots will be taken for
those without. Roles need-
ed are white females, 18 to
40 years; white males, 13
to 24 years; black males 20
to 24 years; and white
female child 8 years old.
Contact 525-5529 for infor-
mation,


sporting goods, tools, toys,
clothing and other items to the
Second Chance store at 312
S. Eight St. Please no com-
puters or TVs. Phone Penny
with questions at 321-0022.
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Memorial UMC, 601
Centre St., presents
MUMC's Got Talent, a
Concert with a Cause
fundraiser for YMCA youth
programs, on Feb. 19 at 7
p.m. in Maxwell Hall.
Enjoy a night of "talent"
actslberformed by members
of Memorial and a surprise
number from the staff. Acts
vary from vocal and instru-
mental to dramas and come-
dy routines, with something
for everyone. Cam Ray, jazz
pianist, returns to Fernandina
to open the show. Aaron Bean
will serve as the MC for the
night. Nursery provided. The
concert is free, with an offer-
ing taken for the cause. Call
261-5769 for information.

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the
Community Room of the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department, 1525 Lime St.
Ann Osisek will present
"Calico & Cornbread: Finding
Your Female Ancestor," giving
a hands-on approach to the
common roadblocks, in tracing
female lines by presenting
case studies and solutions.
SPublic'welcome.

The Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club will bring back
the Harlem Ambassadors
basketball team for an
entertaining exhibition
game with the hometown
team, the Nassau Nets, on
Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the
Fernandina Beach High
School gymnasium.
Proceeds will support the
club's college scholarship and
charitable programs.
Tickets are available at
Vystar Credit Union, the
AIFBY Chamber of
Commerce or from Sean
McGill at 556-4225. Cost is
$10 for adults, $5 for children
under 12; or $12 and $7 on
game day. Children four and
under free. Sponsorships
available. Contact Kim
Harding at 321-7002. The
FBHS Interact Club will sell


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Samberconcert
The Zukerman ChamberPlayers will
perform a program of Brahms and
Schumann on Feb. 12 in a signature
event of the 2012 season of the Ameiia
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, Asia
and South America.
The 4 p.m. performance will be held
at Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36
Bowman Road. Tickets, which range
from $50 to $125, can be purchased at
www.aicmf.com or by calling the box
office at 261-1779.

Concetwith a Cause
The Boston University School of
Theology Seminary Singers will appear
in concert at Memorial United Methodist
Church on March 13 at 7 p.m. as part of
the Concerts with a Cause series. This
one benefits Micah's Place. Admission
is free and a love offering Will be taken.
The program, "Light is Stronger than
Darkrness: Singing for Peace," offers
music in a variety of African, Korean
and Spanish languages as well as tradi-
tional and modem takes on beloved
hymns. Contact the church at 261-5769
or joan@mumconline.com.
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. at the.Omni Hotel
and Resort at Amelia Island Plantation.
Featuring cocktails, dinner and ballroom
dancing to the Dynamic Les DeMerle
17-Piece Orchestra, with vocalist
Bonnie Eisele,The Big Band Bash will
recreate classic swing arrangements by
Duke Eilington, Count Basie, Benny
Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lionel Ilampton
and more Several surprise guests will
appear as well
Tickets are $75 per person, with the
proceeds benet-ning the educational and
entertainment programs ol the 2012
Amelia Island Jazz Festival Get tickets
at www amellaislandlazztestival com
the UPS Store 1417 Sadler Road, or at
the AIFBY Chamber Oc Commerce,
Gateway Io Amelia.A A1A and Amelia
Parkway Or call 504-4772 or e-mail
inlo' ameliaislandlazzleslival corn

Chamber festival
The Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival will run May 17-June 8 with a


concessions, with all pro-
ceeds supporting its commu-
nity programs .
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The Amelia Island
Museum of History has
declared 2012 the Year of the
Woman and will present a
three-part lecture series. On
Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. meet
Ambassador Nancy
Soderberg, former'U.S.
ambassador to the United
Nations under President Bill
Clinton. Today she is a
Distinguished Visiting Scholar
at the University of North
Florida and president of the
Connect U.S. Fund, which
works to strengthen U.S. col-
laboration with other nations
to help solve the world's
biggest problems.
Tickets are $15 ($10 for
members) and available at the
museum, 233 S. Third St.
Series tickets are $25 for
members, $40 nonmembers.
Lectures will be at the
Femandina Beach Golf Club,
2800 Bill Melton Road. March
3 will feature General Carol
Mutter and March 9 journalist
Melissa Ross. Contact Alex at
261-7378, ext. 102 or alex
buell@ameliamuseum.org.
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Dr. Barbara Darby, presi-
dent of North Campus,
Florida State College at
Jacksonville will be the
guest speaker for the Black
History Program on Feb. 27
in the Willie May Ashley
Auditorium at the Peck
Center, 516 South 10th St.
The program will begin at 6:30
pm and a reception will follow.
Darby will speak on the
topic of African American
Women in Education. The
program is sponsored by the
Nassau County Public Library


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ages, a blend of seasoned community
actors and newcomers, says Dillingham.
"There are 23 in the ensemble, somewhat
different from a traditional cast with a few
leads and a chorus. Our crew includes
stage manager Jackie Eaton's minions,'
who are elementary and high-school age
students who have joined up to work
behind the scenes." she said.
In front of the scenes, a set designed
and built by Gregg Dilingham and team
over the last year brings the forest to life
on a grand scale. Giant trees soar to the


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ing my leg amputated as a
child, facing race and gender
discrimination, learning to be


galaxy of international stars and out-
standing emerging talent. The festival is
offering discounts on ticket packages for
muttile perormances: 10 percent off
for three to five performances and 20
percent off for six or more concerts.
Season tickets are available for S384, a
20 percent discount. Or present a valid
confirmation number from any lodging
establishment on the island and receive
a 50 percent discount on tickets. Call
261-1779.

Jazz jam
A jazz jam is held at Pablos, 12 N.
Second St., Femaridina Beach, from 7-
10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each
month. Musicians are invited to sit in for
one song or the whole night. To join the
mailing list submit your email to beech-
flyer@bellsouth.net.
Amelia Island 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.
Amelia Iver Cruises
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 Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St.,
live music; The Real Nasty plays Feb.
27: Visit httpi/Aherealnasty.com to learn
more. Visit Dog Star on Facebook. Call
277-8010.

Florida House Inn
Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third S .
hosts Hickory Wind in the Frisky
Mermaid bar on Thursdays from 7 30-
10 pm Call 491-3322.
Green Turle
The Green Turtle 14 S Third St.
live music Call 321-2324

The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South
Fletcher Ave karaoke on Sunday
nights wilh Daddy 'O" DJ Follow The
Hammerhead on Facebook at
Hammerheadbar IslandbLbq

Instant Groove
The Instant Groove. leauring
Lawrence Holmes. Johnny Robinson.
Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton plays


System and the Friendsof tlhe
Fernandina Be.c.Lh B, aIkic-h
Library in partnership with the
Association for the Study and
Preservation of African
American History in Nassau
County. The public is invited.

The GFWC Jr. Woman's
Club of Fernandina Beach
presents the third annual
Sollecito Mardi Gras Ball
and the play "Noir
Suspicions" on March 3
from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the
Atlantic Recreation Center,
2500 Atlantic Ave., Fernan-
dina Beach. Tickets are $50
and include dinner theater,
entree and cocktails. Enjoy a
silent auction and 50/50 raffle.
Cocktail attire. The charity ball
celebrates Fernandina Little
Theatre's 20th anniversary.
For tickets or information .
email juniorsfb@gmail:com.

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
western.
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


each Tnursday night at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual
For information call Holmes at 556-6772.
O'Kane's
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., free trivia each Monday at
7:30 p.m.; wine tasting the third
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment; dart toumam ent
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.-1 2 30 a m. Call
261-1000. Visit www.okanes.com.

Palace Saoon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St,
Monday nights reggae with Pli Pili and
Chillakaya One; Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project; Wednesdays Wes Cobb,
Thursday Hupp & Rob in the Palace &
DJ Buca in Sheffield's: Fndays and
Saturday regional bands and DJ
Anonymous at Sheffield's Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email
bill @tlhepalacesaioon com
Picante
Picanie Grill, Rotisserie and Bar.
464073 SR 200. Suite 2. Yulee. live
music every first and last Saturday of
the monlh from 7-10 p m Call 310-
9221. Visit www picantenassau cor

Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave The Macy's play each
Wednesday fom 6-9 p m, trivia
Thursday. live music every Friday and
Saturday at 8 p.m Call 310-6904 Visn
www SandyBotlomsAmella com.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S
Fletcher Ave The Macy's in the lounge
from 6-10 p m. Friday and Saturdays,
shaggin' in the lounge Sundays from 4-
7 p m.. Pili Pili In the tiki bar
Wednesday from 5.30-9.30 p m., live
music in the bar all weekend Call 277-
6652 Visit www slidersseaside com.
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter

TheSurf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South Fletcher Ave, Richard Smith
Feb 12, Reggie Lee Feb 13: Alex
Afironti Feb 14; DJ Roc Feb 15, Kent
Kirby Feb 16, and Richard Stratton
Feb 17 Hours are 5-9 p m Monday-
Thursday, 6-10 p m Friday and
Saturday and 1-5 p m. Sunday Call
261-5711


,reserved. Contact Sarah
Welsh at 391-3642 for tickets.

A rib cook-off will be
held March 24 at Central
Park, Fernandina Beach.
Each team is provided six
racks of spare ribs and dan
prepare them anyway they
like. Register at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center
until March 16. Fee is $50.
At 10 a.m. the Beech
Street Blues Band will take
the stage, followed by John
Emil, Karl Davis Band and
Wes Cobb. Plates with the
tpams' recipes and Woody's
BBQ sides will be sold for $10
beginning at 14:30 p.m. Dog
Star Tavern will sell draft beer
and Sweet Treats will sell
drinks, nachos, peanuts, sno-
cones and more starting at 10
a.m. For information contact
Jay at 277-7350, ext. 2013 or
jrobertson@fbfl.org.

THEATRE

Tennessee Williams'
classic play "The Glass
Menagerie" is brought to
life at Fernandina Little
Theatre, 1014 Beech St.,
starring Karen Antworth, Amy
Dawkins, Stephen France and
Doug Nemeth. Performances
are tonight and Feb. 11 at
7:30 p.m. Tickets can be pur-
chased at the door or in
advance at The UPS Store in
the Publix shopping center.

Amelia Community
Theatre is offering adult act-
ing/directing workshops.
Meet Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in the
Studio Theatre, 209 Cedar
St., for an open house sympo-
sium to meet the coaches and
ask questions. All levels wel-
come. A short demo will be


top of the Main Stage theater while story-
books open and close to create vignettes
for the characters.
Many of the sumptuous costumes,
from Princess-worthy silk frocks to an
e -j:-;.il:. jaunty and menaciang wolf
came about through the efforts of cos-
tume designer Karen Harper and cast
member Geoffrey King, who partnered
with Theatre Jacksonville to borrow
many of the costumes, which Harper and
her team extensively altered and, in some
cases, remade. along with creating many
other costumes from s,-:cialty fabrics
and repurposed gowns donated by local


a mom, home-schooling and
more," St. John said.
"Everyone has the God-
given capacity to live joyfully
- it doesn't depend on your


circumstances. But it does-
require that you make the
choice to identify your joys in
life and take action to reach
them."


provided. Actors Asylum has
created the,workshops for
Amelia Community Theatre.
Actors Asylum is part of a
collective of actors and direc-
tors in North Florida and
South Georgia that provides a
path for actors and directors
to continually be immersed in
the craft. The session Feb 12
is free to the public and
actors. Seating is limited so
call 261-6749 or 583-5282.

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. There
are also non-speaking roles
for extras. For information visit
www.ameliacommunitythe-
atre.org or call 261-6749.

The world premiere of
"Conversations on Catfish,
Courtrooms and Change:
The Life and Times of Henry
Lee Adams, Jr." will be held
Feb. 24 at the Amelia Island
Film Festival. The documen-
tary tracks the life and career
of Judge Henry Lee Adams
Jr., the first African-American
Circuit Court judge in the
Fourth Judicial Circuit.
Produced by Lang Sheppard;
the film will be shown at the
Nassau County Courthouse
on Centre Street, where
Adams once presided.
The Nassau County Bar
Association and members of
the private bar will honor
Adams and Lang Sheppard at
a pre-showing reception at
O'Kane's Irish Pub. Contact
Randy Bowman at (904) 778-
6454 or rbowman@ameliais-
landfilmfestival.org.


consignment stores.
Those who want to get a look and a
listen should visit ameliacommunitythe-
atre.org or call the box office at 261-6749.
Youll be a step ahead of the next big
movie musical: "Into the Woods" is head-
ed to the big screen, helmed by "Chica-
go' and "Nine" director Rob Marshall.
And, this summer, "Into the Woods" will
be staged in New York's Central Park to
mark the 50th anniversary of the
Delacorte Theatre there. If you want to
experience it closer to home, don't delay:
as Cinderella points out in the show,
"opportunity is not a lengthy visitor."


Visit www.bgcnassau.org
or phone 261-8666 to get
information on purchasing a
ticket to attend this benefit
event.


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AROUND SCHOOL


Spaghetti dinner
Fernandina Beach
Christian Academy at First
Baptist Church on South
EightI 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
oy contacting the school at
491-5665, Silent auction
donations also accepted.
Please contact the school.

College Sunday
The FSCJ Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center, 76346
William Burgess Blvd. in
/ulee, will host College Goal
Sunday on Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m.
rhe statewide program
assists parents and high
school seniors to identify
potential scholarship oppor-
tunities at Northeast Florida
Colleges as well as assisting
them in completing the
FAFSA (Free Application for
Federal Student Aid). There
will be drawings for tuition
scholarships totalling
$17,500. Parents and stu-
dents should bring: (1)Social
Security number, (2) driver's
license or alien registration
card (if non-US citizen), (3)
2011 IRS 1040 or latest tax
return and W-2 statements
(4) Untaxed yearly income
statement for 2011, (5) cur-
rent bank statements, (6)
current business and invest-
ment records.
Light refreshments will be
served. Arrive by 2:30 p.m.
at the latest. Visit www. col-
legegoalsunday.fl.org. Call
548-4432 for information.

Great Blacks in Wax
This year, the National
Great Blacks in Wax exhibit
will be sponsored and hosted
by Andrew A. Robinson
Elementary School, 101
West 12th St., Jacksonville
and the Dare To Dream Tour
Youth Group of Northeast
Florida, P.O. Box 354, Yulee.
This year's theme is
Famous African Americans
and their contributions to
STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, Mathematics).
Wax figures will include
Benjamin Banneker, George
Washington Carver, Earl
Graves, Mary Eliza Maho-
ney, Madam C.J. Walker and
Granville T. Woods.
The exhibit will be open
Feb. 13-17 from 4-7 p.m
daily. Tickets are $5, or $3
for groups of 15 or more.
Children ages 5 and under
are free.
The Dare To Dream Tours
are designed to expose local
youth to historical, cultural
and educational points of
interest. Contact Pamela
Albertie at 583-8466 or
Erving Gilyard at 874-1947.
Visit www.ngbiwm.com.
Interet safety
For more information on
Safety in Cyberspace, youth
ages 11 and older are invited
to attend a program with a
parent or guardian provided
by the Nassau County Sher-
iff's Office and the Nassau
County 4-H program on Feb.
13 at the Nassau County
Extension Service from 5:30-
7 p.m. For information and to
RSVP call (904) 879-1019.
Open house
Jack and Jill Preschool,
1600 S. Eighth St., Fernan-
dina Beach will hold an open
house Feb. 23 at 9 a.m.
Parents are invited to tour
the two-year-old. K-3 and K-
4 classrooms to see the new
curriculum in action. Call
261-0881 for information.
Chili cookoff
The sixth Annual Chili
Cook-Off will fire up down-
town on Feb. 25 at North
Second Street from 11:30
a.m.-4 p.m.
This family event benefits
local nonprofits and features
over 30 chili booths, a kids'
fun zone, live entertainment.
local celebrity judges includ-
ing Wounded Warrior Bret
Turpin, and an array of
prizes for the champion
chilis. Tickets are S10 (chil-
dren 12 and under free) and
available at the event or at
Amelia Island Montessori
School, 261-6610, ameliais-


landmontessori.com. For
information or to enter a
team, contact Patrick Higgins
at higginspd@tgmail.com.

Father/
daughter ball
Faith Christian Academy
will host the 12th Annual


Father-Daughter Bali on
Feb 25 from 7-10 p.m. at
The Ritz-Carton. Amelia
Island. Enjoy live music, pro-
fessional photography and a
gift basket raffle. Attire is
semi-formal to formal and
fathers and daughter of all
ages are welcome. The cost
is S85 for one father and one
daughter and $40 for each
additional daughter and
includes heavy hors d'oeu-
vres, a gift bag and memory
book. Visit www.fcaangels.
com or call 321-2137.
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 Omni
Amelia Island Plantation.
Sponsorships range from
$250-$1,000 and include
tickets for food and drinks,
signage and public recogni-
tion.
The event begins with an
oyster roast and includes
catering by Gourmet Gour-
met, silent auction and a
recap of the scholastic
accomplishments at FBHS in
the past year.
Contact Jody Peters at
travelingpeters@ gmail.com
or Patti Burch at pat-
tiburch@bellsouth.net for
sponsorships and individual
tickets ($75).
Mighty Teeth Day'
Free preventive fluoride
treatment for children ages
5-12 in Duval and Nassau
counties 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 re-
quired by calling (904) 766-
6573. Spaces are limited.
Essay contest
The Coalition for the
Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health,
CREED, will host its fourth
annual youth forum, "Let the
Truth be Told," at the Martin
Luther King Center, 1200 E.
Elm St., on March 10 from 9
a.m.-12:30 p.m.
CREED is again sponsor-
ing an essay contest for stu-
dents in grades nine-12, on
the topic "Breaking the Cycle
of Teen Pregnancy." Only the
first 25 applicants will be
accepted, and the top five
papers will win laptops.
The essays should be
500-800 words typed, dou-
bled spaced, with two formal
references and one or two
informal references.
Wikipedia may not be
used. The paper should
include:
*A comparison of the
teen birth rate (ages 15-19)
.per 1,000 in the U.S. to
those of teens interationally.
How does an unplanned
pregnancy affect the future
of teen boys and girls, aca-
demically and economically?
What is the cost of teen
childbearing to U.S. taxpay-
ers?
What can health care
providers do to help prevent
teen pregnancy? Commun-
ities? Parents, guardians and
caregivers? Teens them-
selves?
Papers must be post-
marked by Feb. 25 and sent
to CREED, co Jennett
Wilson Baker, 464126 SR
200. Yulee, FL 32097.
Organizations are asked to
have no more than five of
their students submit papers.
For information contact
Baker at 556-3363

The Let the Truth be told
Youth ForumrLuncheon will
be held March 10 from 9
a.m.-12.30 p.m. at the MLK
Center. 1200 Elm St.
Arts Academy
The nonprofit Amelia Arts
Academy. 516 South 10th
St.. offers lessons six days a
week, including after school.
in music, art, acting and
more. Saturday private les-
sons are available in flute,
brass instruments, voice,
piano and violin
Visit www.ameiiaart-
sacademy.org or call 277-
1225 for more information


YPrymeTime
YMCA Pryme Time offers
before and after school
care for ages 5-12 by profes-
sional staff. Contact the
McArthurYMCA. 1915
Citrona Drive, at 261-1080 or
visit www.firstcoastymca.
org/mcarthur.


Student art on exhibit


The Island Art Association's
Annual Nassau County Student
Show is now on display in the
Nouveau Art Hall of the gallery,
18 N. Second St., Fernandina
Beach.
The show was judged by
University of North Florida fine
arts student Thomas Stillwell.
Fernandina Beach High, Yulee
High and Hilliard Middle Senior
High schools are participating.
The show will be in the gallery
until Feb. 26.
Winners include, first place,
Frances Hanold (Fernandina);
second, Michael Lynch
(Hilliard); and third, Ivan Day
(Yulee).
Special Recognition award
went to Sarah Bustabad and
Megan Combs, both of FBHS.
Honorable Mention went to
Ashlan Strictland, Sarah
Bustabad, Frances Hanold, Emma
Venerdi, Bridget Doyle, Brenna
Watt, Bo Gardner, Patricia
Thompson, all Fernandina stu-
dents, Hannah Parker and Ivan
Day, both of Yulee.
For information call 261-7020
or visit www.islandart.org.


SPAULA PORTERFIELD-IZZO/FOR TH NEWS-LEADER
Michael Lynch of Hilliard High School with the
drawing that won him second place in the annual
Nassau County Student Art Show.


KOHL'S CARES'


Employees of the
new Kohl's store
set to open this
spring in Yulee
helped beautify St.
Michael Academy
as one of their
"Kohl's Cares"
community proj-
ects. The employ-
ees joined acade-
my staff members,
parents and stu-
dents to pull
weeds, trim bush-
es, restore decora-
tive rocks and add
mulch around the
building.
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Aviation
Considering a career in an aviation-
related field? Planning on obtaining a pri-
vate pilot's license? Live in Nassau
County? The Fernandina Beach Experi-
mental Aircraft Association (EAA)
Chapter 943, will be awarding its aviation
emphasis scholarship in the spring to
one or more residents of Nassau County
with an interest in pursuing a career or
interest in aviation.
Applications may be obtained at all
Nassau County high schools or contact
Calista Bestor at 261-3692.
"ohfs 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 through 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 communities.
Two nominees from each of the more
than 1.100 Kohl's stores nationwide will


win a $50 Kohl's gift card. More than 200
of the store winners will win regional
scholarships worth S1,00X) toward post-
secondary education.
Ten national winners will be awarded
a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-
secondary education and Kohl's will
donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization
on each national winner's behalf.
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 outstanding student from each of
the four Nassau County high schools will
receive a check for S1,/// to help with
their educational expenses. Winning stu-
dents will b'f honored for their scholar-
ship, ambition and initiative.
Application> for the scholarships are
available through the Guidance
Coun-elor's Office at Fernandina Beach,
Hilliard, West Na-,-au and Yulee high
schools. Deadline for completed applica-
tions is March 29.
Parents and mentors, if your student
vwins the Amelia Island Chapter will treat
you and your student with a special
awards ceremony and luncheon at their


CLASS NOTES


Sale and auction
The Amelia Arts Academy
will host a sale and auction on
Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the Peck Center, 516 South
10th St. Art supplies, chorale
sheet music, keyboards and
pianos, etc., will be offered for
sale. A baby grand piano will
be auctioned to the highest
bidder.


May meeting. For information call the
Scholarship Chairman at 277-6775.

Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Fernandina
Beach is accepting applications for its
scholarship program, 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, com-
munity service, work activities and inter-
ests.
Complete the application cover let-
ter and provide school guidance coun-
selor's endorsement of GPA and class
rank.
Applications are available at all high
school guidance offices and online at
www.fernandinabeachrotaryclub.org.
Completed application packets must be
submitted to your high school guidance
office by March 15, or postmarked by
M4rch 15 and mailed to the Rotary Club
of Fernandina Beach, PO. Box 654,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.


YOUTHS OF THE
MONTH


It is with pleasure that
Boys & Girls Clubs nominate
two fine young people as
Youths of the Month for
December 2011: Tes.s Bohn-
Carmichael and Hadeia
liburd. These young women
exemplify what the BGC pro-
gram is all about.
Tessa is a great example of
the change in perspective that
membership in Boys & Girls
Clubs can provide to young
people. She is in ninth grade
at Yulee High School, age 14
and the
oldest
child of
seven in
her family
As an
honor stu-
dent
enrolled
in
Advanced
Placement
classes, Tessa
her per-
formance in
school is outstanding. She is a
role model for her siblings.
But Tessa rarely, if ever,
thought about becoming
active in projects to help oth-
ers or her community. Since
joining the Miller Club, Tessa
has volunteered to raise funds
for school cheerleading, par-
ticipated in a mini-fair, worked
on several club projects and
become a member of YHS
Beta Club. She is always there
when her siblings or club
members need help. After col-
lege, Tessa's goal is to become
a forensic pathologist With
her positive attitude, nothing
stands in
the way of
Tessa's
success in
life and
career.
Hadeia
is a third
grader
who has
been a -
member of A'
the Hadeia
Fernandina
Boys &
Girls Club since first grade.
She comes to the club every
day after school. Hadeia cred-
its it with enabling her to
make the honor roll at school
every year and to be a star in
math, her favorite subject. But
she is a fun-loving kid and
club activities are the best part
for her, particularly when she
can dance. The third child in a
family of four, Hadeia displays
a strong sense of responsibili-
ty toward her younger sibling
and toward her companion
club members. Although just
9 years old, she is determined
to excel at school, earn a col-
lege scholarship and be a
leader in teaching perhaps a
school principal. With her pos-
itive attitude and dedication to
success in life, the sky is the
limit for Hadeia!


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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 433 Fr, --Hceore/rp r- 606 F-c -. .: & 6: 9 Susess- Equ-pment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Inves-m.nt e r-Verry 858 Condos-Unfumished
01 Card orf Thars 205 L:e-ir iHeip 404 Moey To Leoar 6n7 Arques-Co .a- b:e-s 620 Ccai-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanrted to uy or Rent 81-' West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
02 Lost & cund 206 Ch.Ld Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 r.e 621 Ga-_ei.vtan Eqapment 802 Mob e Homnes 815 tsMgsiandSa! Marys 860 Homes-Unfumished
103 In 1Mar n am 207 Business Oppcrtun-y 501 SEquipment 609 Appeaces 622 patsSee- sertifear 803 MobNe Home Lots 816 Camder County 61 Vcation entails
04 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 ivestoc-k S Sjppi.es 610 r CA .-C&ownesreatefs 623 Swap/Trade 804 Ameeia Island Homes 8!7 Other Aeas 862 Bed& Breakfast
G5 'ubi, Norce 301 Schoois & Instruc-ion 503 Pets/Suppiesa 6 -e Fure sh rns 62- Waned rto uy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 864 3 Offiet
L06 Happy Card 302 Diet/xercse 504 Ser/ices 612 Musnail st-umer:s 625 Free l ens 806 Waterfront 851 Roommate W\Vated A364 C.ai.nehiO -- '
107 Specta Occas o 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 T-e~iscn-Roc--Sere- 700 RECREATION 807 C ondomln-nus 852 MobleHr-mes 901 TRANSPORTAT0ON
108 G!~ Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Siaes 6i Jeweiry/Vraca hes 01 Soats & Tratlers 808 Off IslandtYutee 853 Mobie Honme tols 901 Automobles
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for SaLe 615 Sui.ng 'aera;s 702 Sat Supplies/Dockage 809 Lots 854 Room 902 Trucks
201 Help Wanrted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscelianerus 616 Srrage,'iW'arehouses 703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farms & Acreage 855 Apartrents-Fl.mished 903 o ans
202 Sa:es-Business 401 Mortgage Boughr/Sold 604 Bicycies 617 :'achirery-Tcc4s-Equp. 704 Recreation Vehiies 811 CommerdaiRetatt 856 Apartments-Unrum. 904 Motorcytles
203 Hoei?/R.estaurant 402 StocCks&S onds 605 Compuers-Supphes 618 Aucrons 705 Corr-puters &Supplies 812 PropertyExchange 857 Condos-Furnished 905 Commerial

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LOST 14K GOLD FROG RING with
irrc rald eyes. Peward offered. (478)
946 -2190
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
cf-eck th&Ke iassau Humane Society
facility lo at'~a at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
flassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
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license building (904)491-7440
FOUND young black & brown with
white tabby cat in the vicinity of 9th &
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I 105 Public Notice
PUBLIC NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
OF DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL
ASSESSMENT (DEA)
The FAA has prepared a DEa of a
proposed Acrobatic Practice Aica at
Fernancina Beach Airport. PLib
comment is invite The DEA is
available from the FAA by e-mail:
)ohn.CTR Silva-FAP oov. by phone:
781-238-7227, or by mail: John Silva.
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FAA will consider e-mail/vritten
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201 Help Wanted
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PT/32
ho rsv, eck ith benefits for Baptist
Frirary Care in Femandina Beach. 2+
years of exp, FL PA lie, & Master's
cegree Is required. Fax resume to
(904)391-5559.

HAIR STYLIST & NAIL TECH -
opening at CG Studio Salon in Yulee,
FL. oin our trendy upbeat team! Fixed
weekly rent or 60% commission
available. Established clientele huge
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Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
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105 Public Notice

All Real Estate Advertised
Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to aOvertlse any prefer-
ence, limitation, or Oiscrlinlnation
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national oringn, or the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
-HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-
9275.


201 Help Wanted
LOOKING FOR AMBITIOUS PEOPLE
- for a sales position. Must be
available Mon-Fn, 9-6. No experience
necessary. 'Medical and dental
benefits. Call (229)319-4162.
RESIDENCE INN is now accepting
applications for front desk &
housekeeping positions. Must be
willing to work all shifts, weekends and
holidays. No phone calls please. Fill out
application at 2301 Sadler Rd.
OSPREY VILLAGE is currently
hiring for the following positions:
Cook, Dishwasher/Utility Aide,
Maintenance Tech II HVAC required,
CNA. Applicants should apply online at
www.osprey-village.com osorev-villaoe.com>.
LOCAL TITLE COMPANY seeking
real estate closing/title agent. 3-5 years
experience handling real estate closings
at a title company or law firm required.
Please fax resume, including 3 business
references, to (904)379-2570.
NOW INTERVIEWING for Property
Managers. Real Estate or CAM License
an advantage. Respond by email to
re.hrdept705(@amall.com or to HR
Dept., P.O. Box 15596, Femandlna
Beach, FL 32035.
NOW HIRINGI!
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HEAT & AIR JOBS Ready to work?
3-wk accelerated program. Hands on
environment. Nationwide certifications
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(877)994-9904. ANF
DRIVER Up to $.42/mile plus $.02/
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hometime. Van & refrigerated. CDL-A,
3 mos recent exp rcq'd. (800)414-
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MEDICAL ASSISTANT experienced,
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time with benefits. Fax resume to
(904)491-3173.
DRIVERS Run 5 State Regional! Get
home weekends. Earn up to 39/mi., 1
yr OTR flatbed exp. req'd. SUNBELT
TRANSPORT, LLC (800)572-5489 ext.
227. ANF
NOW HIRING
Companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
Medical Billing Trainees Needed -
Train to become a Medical Office Asst,
No exp needed. Job training & local
placement assistance I-iS Diploma/
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office assistant. 2 yrs clerical medical
office experience required. Must have
good customer service skills. Hours to
include evenings and Saturdays. E-mail
resume to thil@nassauopenmri.com or
fax to (904)491-7701.
MERCHANDISING NEEDED Put up
plants at local home improvement
store. Must be self motivated,
customer service oriented, willing to
get dirty, working hard and fast.' "Rain
or Shine." Pay starts at $8 to $10/hr,
depending on experience. Apply at
gvmerchandising.com or call (904)540-
0728.
HAMPTON INN AND SUITES
is accepting applications for front desk,
housekeeping, and maintenance.
Applications available at 19 South 2nd
St., Fernandina Beach.


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hands on Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid If
qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)
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Unique commercial live-work opportunity on Amelia Island. Located
near Residence Inn jusl blocks In the Atlantic. Building has charmnning
street appeal for retail or office with 2 large decks. Upstairs has cute 3
Bedroom apartment will full bath or use for office. Lol is 400 feet deep,
ideal for expansion, or a residential unit. County (axes and zoning.
Tenant will extend lease for investor or available for owner-user. Terms
and easy financing available.
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608 S. 8th Street Phil Griffin
Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 Broker
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(904) 261-2770
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601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE Sat. 2/11, 8arn-'
Tewo far-ilies. Scott F.. one clock
fror FPUtz Cartton. Ran cancels.
LOTS OF STUFF Fnoc:, ftrn:,ure,
kics, caren, horjs~aare-s, books, etc.
Saturday, Sar--2pr- I41 Fcau ntan
Dr., off of !4rh bet,ie-n Sad er anC
Sirmmons
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE on
Ticedien Lno in Tir-btrcTeek CSct
Sat. 2/11, arm-1pr- inflatable r-oner
machine, clothes, houschole rte-rs,
tools, lots of bLoks, chilCren's iter-s, ,
much more
MOVING Everythin rr ast co FJrra-
ture inducing cherry king bed, books.
clothes, e'ecing cress, Chnstrmas
decorations, kitchen, households ecor-
ations. 85244 Schubert RE. off Ofe
Nassauville. Sat. & Sun., 7am-ricon
85912 HADDOCK RD Thurs Sat.,
8am-. Clothing (rmnen, household
items, sheets (new), books, fireplace,
entertainment center, food items, anc
LOTS more (904j504-7674.
YARD SALE Sat. 2/11, 8am-lpm.
925 S 8th St Too much to list, come
sc'. Let's make a deal.
ECCENTRIC JUNK from around the
world. Oriental decor, ethnic art, shells,
vintage & hippie stuff, beads, clothes,
books, records-50c, & toys Sat. 2/11,
9am. 125 S. 6th St
HUGE! SAT 8-3 551 S. Fletcher.
KING/QUEEN/FULL/TWIlN: Comforters/
Sheets/Blankets; Rattan 3-pc set $125
080; 12'X14' Oriental rug $150; roll-a-
way bed $30; lamps; curtains;
glassware; brass; clay; china; angels;
cows;. desks; 6' & 8' tables; RtoR
projector $50; Gateway (W'98) w/flat
screen $50. DON'T MISS IT! 261-
9390
FRI., SAT., & SUN. 7AM. Collectable
glass & pottery: Heisey, Cambridge,
Fostoria, Fiesta, Stangle and more.
Grandfather clock, hope chest, Royal
Bonn clock, Oak East Lake Chip Carved
Server or China before 1900, some
household. 2041 Oak Marsh Dr, for
directions call (904)491-8002.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 2/11, 8:30am-
12pm. 4435 Titlelst Dr. (Parkway North
Subd). Furniture, clothes, household
Items, Mountain bike and much,'much
more! Look for signs! No early birds!
BACK AGAIN ESTATE SALE Fri.
2/10, 2pm-5pm, Sat. 2/11, 9am-lpm.
Lots of new items!!! Come see inside
AAAA Storage next to Staples, 8th
Street, Fernandina.
ESTATE SALE
WHEN: Feb. 9th, 10th, 11th
WHERE: Pirates Wood
(off Chester Rd.)
97070 Morgans Way
Yulee, FL
TIME: 10am-3pm
WHAT: Antiques, furniture,
appliances, TV, rugs,
glassware, etc.
CASH ONLY
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602 Articles for Sale
1920'S ERA OAK DINING SET -
chairs, tab'e, 5C;S ,I'th ; i-af
bjffer, arn h-inE creatine ,'.iiB sell
:htna c-birer separately.' (92 25-
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L-IS, c-nl, 5' 'urs ne, tartterr.
C Load Runner Encdosed
Trailer, 1 ,'ar ti:. 51xC. 52.3::
Fernancia BE-ach Cail '18 72.-5-537
FOR SALE Set 3 tar ctc-ols. 225.
Set 4 car stsr os, $3C3. 'i.Y-: & retail
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i,':St ,,- .s.OceanfrontAreha. cor r a
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Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
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CONDO FOR SALE Stoney Creek
2BR/2BA, first floor. Call (904)277-
8769 or 753-1516.


PINE STRAW Conenient on Islane -08d
Sacler Roa Preum rn Lneaf 08 Of Island/Yu
I3 50 per bale 25S1-8883


611 Home Furnishings
(6) OAK "PRESS BACK" DINING
CHAIRS Meoium oak stain, great
condition, $250 cash (904)206-2925



701 Boats & Trailers
84 RANGER BASS BOAT w/ 97
Mercury XR6 150hp, new Motor Guide
trolling motor, trailer & cover. $4,450-
Beautiful boat. (904)753-7619


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beajaoul acres *-it plantet-c ro- rlsls
anc tree stans in place. St:cAkc
panes & creek Trophv ceer. .rfect
hunting cdJb r frrld:c.-crarate
retreat. Private. E.celent roa; sv-ster-
3BR 3Be 32A sq. ft n a:ue,
fireplaces-. ouse sits on'rgchest nit in
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$99:,'mo SC cown, o>'ner finaninc no
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FOR SALE 3BR/2BA brick home. A/C,
'ell & septic, Ig LR, kitchen, DR,
master BR has Ig walk-in shower &
]acuzzi, 2-car garage, FP, fenced yard,
landscaped $217,000 or lease. Call
(352) 434-7405.

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 OBO Call Phil
Amelia Coastal Realty 904-556-9140
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the Family Room. Master Suite with separate
shower and garden tub located downstairs. Pets ok.
On Island. $2,750/mo

6523 Spyglass 2404 sf. 3BR/3.5BA :p ..1,
Villa on Omni Amelia Island Plantatorn l'l...
throughout with generously sized living areas.
Fireplace in Living Room with French: doors
opening to the balcony. Pets ok. On Island.
S2.500/mo

1560 Canopy 3720 sf. 4BR/3.5BA two story
estate home in Parkway North. Family Room w'ith
Fireplace, Florda Room, Media Room plus Bonus
Room. Eat in Kitchen plus Formal Dining Room.
Large patio and second floor deck overlooking the
golf course. Lawn care. Pets ok. On Island.
S2,050/mo

96178 Blackrock 3544 sf. 3BR/4BA high end
custom built home in the gated community of
Blackrock Hammock off Chester Rd. Large
spacious rooms, eat in kitchen and screened porch
with fully fenced backyard. Pets ok. Off Island.
S I.695/mo

75070 Fern Creek 2359 sf 4BR/3BA on private
lot with fully fenced backyard overlooking pond.
Large master suite down with 4th bedrr,rm and
full bath up. Tile throughout most of main imving
area. Upgraded kitchen with stainless applia-iccs
Securir and irrigation. Pets ok- ( )ff Islan.
I Sl,500,'mo

96157 Stoney Creek 1544 sf 3BR/2i i openr
floor plan in Heron. Wood floors throu,-hour ,- c
main living areas. Ear-in Kitchen wirh breakfi-r, bar
and large panrr-. 1-iil w]ze Dining Room,. Mia.rcr
suite with is and I eIr- closets plus G(arnc; n Tub i
bathroom. Fully fenced backward over ir lkin' h,-
pond. Irrzation and ccuCn;, s.-'sems. Waher ?and
dryer. Pets ok. Off Island 512 50.int
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1969 Amelia Green 17117 sf. 211R/2.5BA town
home located in the heart I'ernandina and I.just a
short sitrll io the post office, '1MC'\, shopping'
anId the Ibaclh is the condominium community o f
Amelia (,Giren. Features l fiioot rcllllngs,
fircplac', gr;niile counte'rops, hl;tunlt,.ss .rll
appliances, .aiachcd gnarage and iraverunlt '\ n11
and carptl u)pstirs. Perts ok, (in l ,I i, l
S l,175/1mo

76237 Long Pond 192 sf. IBR 2 ,,n1
with large rooms in (Iirttciarn Poinic. lit '! jpr: ,
cat-in Kitchen o r erooki); .iificn ur, l, al
l'amil Roorim. Tio car (niaG'e m. n pa:niL,
fenced backyard. Petrs ok. Off Island. S 1.! i ;

1831 Perimeter- 1476 sfi 2BR/2iA I ai-,t l ,r
condo located in Amelia Park. I pgnradcd ILuh:
Walking distance to \(YMCA, shopping d!niln .ltd
schools. Sidewalks for b)lkng or '. ilt-;'
throughiout entire area. Pets ok. (n Id.nmi
SI .10/mo

96010 Stoney Creek 137"3 'f -HR 2B
upstairs townhoue in garted Stoni-e (.rci.. I .:I
open floor plan with huge Kitch i and tcin',r |
island plu' Breakfast AreA. Mlatecr il h; :l i. i
walk-in closet and separate shor,.c'.r.'; r'.' : 'i i
Stcrteened porch overlotol, vo,i'dd' r< ;'i. i,, i' *!|
One car garage. Pet, ok. Off Iland!. 1ii .li 'l m,

823 S. 7th 1144 sf. 3ilR/1.5.B Il;i;nd i ,,(:; '
% .th whIrc pick-cl fence. I 'aun'iI ui :i;r
1ioor, anld ;tl throughout. (Ine c,' ;,:a-1'i
V'.ith! n wailin distance to I listonc ltrnan' i
Bcrch' Pers ,ok. On Island. 59mo,,

1601 Nectarine )1193 f. 3BRt' /2i ..r
liorr condo in 1'he Pa!n;l. gatcd crir iii!-
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1373 Plan-.tl ,a Poain Dr. (Plan~.iur Point) 1900f3 3BR52K ara 3- S795
'-T.r sa-tr ho;:r. gre rmar.a~r o urbe d f trAi aL.L CG-ea r.-m 241 &S First Asenue. 19sf 2R. i 5S. _'r-e so duplex orr-b Lr e
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* 301 S. 15lthSren. 1159s -38~. IAC- C.r.l:aS ar;o -p-rws. Uo.-nrD a,.sa- C,-ai^.o r lsa-Ic i. s/,.- 2ii O... EaL / v--. to lasi :S ,T.' t bm h, 'i/ :.i:
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* 21tiX Belv'cdre Avenue, 81Zf- 2~8<. IBA C.lA r., high :h ',A ard m:d 2494 Forest Ridge Dritc, Unit A-t (Foret Ridge Colndominium) -
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4809 Weatwind Court ('he Colony) 1149.f- 2BK2BA. T-lah se
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* 7lt193. Lutia Way (Pirate. Woods SuaSbdirii) 2440,d 38R-'2BA E-g rg -r. t.c rsoi-ts,l ommur- pi,! rd 2ca: ga7g, 5995
r ,l;Oi- is rrc-S ldedi ppa: n' -r, plan "-:rh vaLtcd ce:d gs Twao ,tai* 3684 First Avenue 20701s 4BR 3BA Two sot- home ~ -th opea :1'r:
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r.- il r:-/ ,pl:ar'>, psf'd- ar ,- d f-.c-l r ya-ard. $1375 dc~ir.g arrl. clodr par.t- i.n * SiT H Ii,twick Woorxd rive (North Hampton Subdiviiion) 2900f- ac ec. $1250
i;i' ;;.1 ti sa,::,'sia/ hirn las ia mar.y legart upgrades Formal di'r-g 1847 Beach Walker Road (Turtle Dune Condominiums) 180sf -
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I- -. ,'pr-.-,rv wa,r .Ia- ,m ar.d 1xat lau-ch near!oa, Commna:aty features hard'-od -fl.rs thr-rugh-ut, Lflsth bi/n-, .a!e satdltei Ta ready, devat:.-
i :gI,- '! Cilubhi,-l-, aral playrroaurd Includs lawn se-:ce, ph ~t rol, gated community and po!.- Watr. se.ver andt=h ludd i c ret Also
-'.-lii-a -r-,, r, ed ba.s: ca -- -r- Also :.cludes menmberhip at the on Sals Market. $1995
i-..iir ( Ilnal. o.im S1895
COMMERCIAL RENTALS
* Amelia Parke Towne Center OfJce space, 4,500saf w-l deide Sadler Road 625sfbu:sdirg .r. 1 acre lot- $1,500
* Atlantic Ave i 14th 1,600rfofcs $1,300/mo S. 14th Street'Jasmine Plaza) Apprx. 2400sf. Comme-c al space
* O5l Centre St (Ma-xweU BIdg) ir.di'-dual ofSees $1Ssf
* Ccntre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) ir.didual ofces 116 Centre St. 2900sf S3,000/mo.
* 1799 U. HWY 17 I B8an(mmrncial bu2iding, S1,500/mo. Gateway to Amelia Suite 201N. 2 rooms with total 370s, includes
utilits + CAM, $695

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3BR MOBILE HOME rent to own
$495/mo. Completely fenced yard.
Pets welcomed. Also 2BR apt. In
Yulee. (904) 624-5840


854 Rooms
FULLY FURNISHED Cable kitchen g
laundry pnvriiles. Ylee area. Call
Glenn for details (904)48-9707.


855 Apartments
Furnished
GARAGE/STUDIO APARTMENT In
Amelia Park. Full kitchen, private
entrance, no smoking, service animals
only. $750/mo includes utilities.
Security deposit required. 277-2680

2BR/2BA VILLA beautifully
equipped and fully furnished, newly
renovated, 2nd floor overlooking pool,
path to beach Call (904)993-6006.


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RESIDENTIAL
LONG TERM
2820 A First Avenue 2BR/1.SBA 925 a month
+ utilities.
2801 tEabeh St. Ocean View. upstairs of duplex
orNorth Beac$9SOmancl water, sesvr & gai bage
2500A FrstAvenue 2BR2BA wmdh d enoi 3d BR
and I car garage $1.100/mo. + utsitiesi
616 Rowland Lane 2BR/IBA.$800hno + uiales
S3423 S. Fletcher Upsairs 2BR/IBA Furnished.
oceaiesw -* some unlloes Included $10001monith
Manners Walk 3BR/2BA. 1.500 sqft ncarl Rat
Carlton. Furished or Unfurnished. $1200!mo.+ ut]l
Forest Ridge 2BR/1.5BA, townhouse. furnished.
unlities included $1250mo (furnishing & utilmes
negotiable)
BEACH COTTAGE
*2BR/IBA furnished 1801 S. Fletcher Ave.
$1,650/mo. includes most utilites, water, sewer;
garbage, cableInternet and phone.
VACATION RENTAL
AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 28Ri IBA
Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher Across the sreetc
from the beach.All udl. wi-fi.TV & phone.
COMMERCIAL
IRe PointsVillage 1,200 sq.ft.AIA/S 8th St. expo-
sure Great for retail, services, or office.
$1.200/mo +sale tax.
SAmdla Park- 910 approx. sq.fL,3 offices, ecepoon
area. kitchen and bathroom. 1450/mo. + utilities.
1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle House. 1.800
sq.ft. $1700/mo. lease + ax. Sale also considered.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Landscaping Co. or
Nursery. Office, greenhouse, shade houses with a
fenced, irrigated outside, space for plants.
Excellent location widt high visibility.
COMMERCIAL SALE/INVEST
SOffice Complex wl/ten.an for sale i excelien
investment 1941 Citiona Dr 4690 sq.ft nclud-
ing additional lot. Call for more info 261-4066
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514 S. 4TH ST 2BRIBA $800/mo +
dep. 2BR/BA $900/mo + dep. Newly 860Homes-Unfurnished
renovated. Call Keith (904)557-3954.


SMALL 1BR APT. 200' from the
ocean. All utilities except electric
included. No smoking. Svc pets only.
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NEWLY RENOVATED 3BR/2BA
home w/fenced yard, storage, carport,
greenhouse. Centrally located on
island. Must see. 1 yr. $1195/mo +
dep. Call (904)753-0485
3/1 Like new, near DT FB, pets ok.
$950/mo. Amelia Coastal Realty
(904)556-9140
FOR RENT 3BR/2BA Old Town
historic cottage. Intercoastal views,
wood floors, fenced yard. Pets OK.
$950/mo. (904)206-1937
2BR/1BA HOME CH&A, big fenced
yard. 86070 Florida Ave., Yulec, FL.
Nice neighborhood. $875/mo. +
deposit. Call Wlllle at (912)660-8462.
4BR/2BA FR/LR, fireplace, 2 blocks
from beach, quiet natural views.
Circular driveway, glass shower garden
tub. $1700/mo. (904)753-0670

861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor; for special rates.

863 Office
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Space
Offices, suites, studio space.
Includes janitor, utilities, secure WI-FI
network, parking. Starting @ $150/mo.
Current tenancy includes non-profit,
social services, education & training,
1303 Jasmine St. (904)583-0058
VARIOUS OFFICES 600-1500sf.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644

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ocean Available no\i. Call 904-415-
3966(cell) hm 9304277-97.SS

OCEAN VIEW Lu-.ry 3BR 1B4. tile
floors thro-ghout, WD, upgraded
appliances. 927 N. Fletcher, upstairs
$995/mo + dep. (904)386-1005

1BR APARTMENT Gum Street.
$600/mo + security deposit & utilities.
Call 261-6776 or 261-6047.


57 Condos-Furnishe
FERNANDINA SHORES ZBR.62&
'1 T\ linens, Ches. Pest control &
Cinor gartice i n:L_-ec in rent $595
r-k icCnas Real. Inc. 9-'27-3
1BR FULLY FURNISHED Amelia
P:?-, F'artation. CLt:hlt s incl'oed. No


3BR/2BA CONDO 'ean ParkN. Mair
reTch ore-n \ ,eCR Lot term Call

OCEANFRONT GATED CONDO
bFRR ;B.S a3ppros I2Si2. Sc-.nt\
C Re cren 's er C r 7 month
r"nirt"r 51-95. r'o Contact S-r-rer

OCEANFRONT GATED CONDO
--R Fk-f -\ s garage *,pprov sx i 30f
S ria. ri\ Ncp Roeerence, ret o
month rill1rr'- $32S0 ro Csontact
s..]l""r iaci Resort 9 14'17 ",00)

858 Condos-Unfurnished
OTTAGE S AT STONEY CREEK
5"aR. .1t-.\ as.4t re.f r Otv'r, :-car gia -,e.
tcaie. CiIc41n1al FpI.N 13lK to Sucer-
A'N 11"1it 0c', kcel ,1alkjp. $1,i1.7n1mo +
.:itt('s Call k9i453-41-47 or 32C-3444,
AMELIA LAKES CONDOS Living In
Paracise 11 and 2.2 deluxe condos
in gatec, lakeside community \with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool. ten-nis &
more- Lots of upgrades! Starting at
just $749/mol Call Tammy for our
spnng special at (904)415-6969 for a
showing. uf w. amelalakes.com
LUXURY 3BR/2BA OCEANFRONT -
Summer Beach. ground fir, 2 pools,
gateo comm. 1 yr lease. $1750/mo.
(912)682-!118
THE COLONY 2BR/2BA/2-car
garage. $900/mo. Pool & tennis courts.
Svc. animals only. No smoking. Call
(214)691-9131.

859 Homes-Furnished
LOFTON POINTE HOUSE 3BR/28A +
bonus room, garage, fully furnished. Very
dean. $1300/mo. Call Ana (904) 403-1982.
AVAILABLE FEB. 15TH for six week
rental (ending March 31, 2012).
2BR/2A condo, fully furnished. $1,500
includes utilities. Call 491-4904.


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