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Gas lines


to course


down llth
ANGElA DAUGHTRY
News Leader
A high-pressure natural gas line will
be buried underground along llth
Street from Lime Street to the
RockTenn mill' north of the city as part
of a Florida Public Utilities project to
bring natural gas to Amelia Island.
The city seeks to avoid removal of
trees and telephone poles as con-
struction of the line, which must be
buried at least 6 feet underground,
courses through neighborhoods along
11th Street. It also will be odorized to
reduce gas smells.
The high-pressure natural gas line
will be installed by TECO/People's
Gas, according to city Maintenance
Director Glenn Semanisin.
A distribution natural gas line also
will be installed by FPU on South 14th
Street from Amelia Island Parkway to
the downtown area, Semanisin said.
Natural gas will be available for both
commercial and residential users adja-
cent to that distribution line, he said.
The FPU distribution line will go
from South 14th Street, west along
Atlantic Avenue and downtown along
Ash and Alachua streets, Semanisin
said.
The TECO high-pressure gas line
will come onto the island along Clinch
Drive, Semanisin said, and will cross
under South Eighth Street alon Lime
Street and then turn onto South llth
Street. 'That line will go directly along
South and North llth streets to
RockTenn, Semanisin said.
South 11th Street was chosen as
the path for the high-pressure line
because FPU wanted to stay away from
busy roadways, Semanisin said.
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Conflict


over


school


dates
KATHIE COLGROVE
Community Newspapers
A terse back and forth between a
school board member and adminis-
trator resulted in little change to the
proposed 2012-13 school calendar.
The" Nassau County School Board
approved Feb. 9 the new calendar as
proposed by the schools superintend-
ent.
Schools Superintendent John Ruis
recommended only two half-days -
Dec. 20, the day prior to Christmas
break, and May 24, the last day of
school as early release days, elimi-
nating five of seven half days from the
calendar. Ruis made the recommen-
dations based on results from two years
of survey feedback from parents, teach-
ers and school advisory groups.
School board member Amanda
Young asked that the agenda item be
postponed to either the Feb. 23 or
March 8 meeting to allow for additional
review of the feedback.
But Executive Director of
Administrative Services Sharyl Wood
said d> 1:,vini the school calendar's
adoption would have caused a domino
effect of additional delays among other
departments.
"I will be the first one to tell you
that there is no doubt in my mind what-
soever that our staff needs additional
time to plan," Young said. She pre-
sented a calendar of her own design
that included retaining an early release
day Oct. 31 and adding a full day for
professional development in March.
Her proposal also cut two days from
Christmnas break.
"My position on that is that we need
to protect instructional time as much as
possible," Ruis said. "That's one of the
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The mobile 42 Radar Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force from Cold Lake,'Alberta, Canada
will be at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport until Feb. 27 doing radar training with a TPS-70
radar and equipment set up on airport grounds; top. The squadron is working with the 159th
Fighter Squadron in Jacksonville, and is staying for the duration in Mayport. Maj. Brian Hardeman,
Commandant Adjoint, and Maj. Gen. Kael Rennie operate ground-based radar/communication
equipment at the operation set up at the airport, above.




Liberty Dwellers' offer



Tea Party alternative


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News- Leader


Liberty Dwellers, a non-partisan
organization that was recently
formed by group of Nassau County
residents, is opening its doors to
new members.
According to Michele Kling, who
is a founding member, the group
was created as an alternative to the
local Nassau Patriots Tea Party,
because that group had been "co-
opted by Republicans."
Kling said one of the Liberty
Dwellers',goals is to "keep every-
one transparent and accountable,
from the school board to the presi-
dent of the United States."
The Liberty Dwellers group also
seeks to "leave party affiliations at
the door," according to another
member, DouL Newberry.
"Labels are part of the problem in
politics," Newberry says.
The core members do the work
of a.ittnding school board, county
and city meetings to familiarize
:h-lo'nn'lve~. on pertinent issues, and
pass the information on. Other
members attend legislative meet-
ings in Tallahassee and do research
to make complicated issues more


easily understood.
The group has grown to over a
dozen core members since it was
founded six months ago, and is hav-
ing its first open meeting on
Saturday at Murray's Grille on A1A
in Yulee at 9:30 a.m.
liberty Dwellers is also holding
its first public event on April 13 at 6
p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center, which will fea-
ture speakers talking about the U.S.
Constitution.
"It's more about concepts and
philosophy than about issues,"
Newberry says.
The group is also planning to
send out a newsletter that will
address state legislature issues,
and other political and govern-
mental issues that most people


aren't aware of.
"We're working on opening (the
group) up to the public," Kling said.
"We have people calling us and ask-
ing to join the group."
The group's next step is to write
bylaws, build a platform, create a
navigable website and "get the
message out to the people," Kling
said.
"'We don't support any candidate,"
Newberry said. "We can't support
anyone in the name of the group.
Being non-partisan is probably our
biggest thing."
"It takes a group of dedicated
people to find the truth and hold
people accountable," Newberry said.
For more information, contact
Michele Kling at 556-6982
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Grille, 3134 SR 200, Yulee, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The public is invited
for coffee and doughnuts.
The group is also holding an open house event at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 AtlanticAve., Femandina Beach, on
April 13 at 6 p.m.. which will feature speakers talking about the U.S.
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with JIE
GARRET PELICAN
Neas- Leader
With 20 years remaining on its 30-
year contract with JEA, the Nassau
County Commission is entertaining
suitors to replace the Jacksonville-
based firm as the county's sole water
and sewer provider.
Citing rate hikes and concerns that
the utility provider did not have the
capability to accommodate the county's
growth, commissioners voted unani-
mously Monday for staff to review the
franchise agreement, grade JEA's per-
formance and solicit proposals to
improve services offered to residents
and businesses.
"We're going to put a proposal out
for anyone who would like to come in
and make suggestions about how they
think we can do better or how they
can do it better instead of JEA," said
County Attorney David Hallman. "It's
kind of a wide-open door."
In order to fund its capital needs,
JEA plans to raise its rates by 45-60
percent over the next four years, with
a 17 percent increase next year, said
Hallman.
Commissioner Barry Holloway said
he was not opposed to re-evaluating
the county's agreement with the utili-
ty provider. "Our motto now is we're
open for business," he said. "We need
to make sure to put everything in place
that when we have potential compa-
niles or relocation of outr own existing
companies to other parts of the coun-
ty that they have the ability to hook up
with sewer and potalble water as we
move forward."
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County


repeals


business


restraints

GARRE'IT PELICAN
News Leader
Paving the way for new develop-
ment, Nassau County Commissioners
adopted companion amendments
Monday repealing transportation con-
currency.
While the main thrust of the
legislation eliminates transportation
concurrency from the 2030
Comprehensive Plan and the land
Development Code, the amendments
also remove state oversight and
streamline the permitting process for
developers.
The measure gives the county a
greater level of flexibility in easing the
traffic impacts of new d.vc-lC1imi ni
said Doug McDowell, strategic planner
with the Growth Managemtent
Department.
"It's going to allow us to be much
more competitive of course in attract-
ing new development," said McDowell
"Strangely enough, it will probably
prevent urban sprawl because on'e of
the unforeseen consequences of con-
currency was that it tended tu push
development out to where there was
capacity on the roads."
Interim Growth Management
Director Peter King told commission-
ers his staff will c,,nhinur, to monitor
traffic, but they are free to issue per-
mits to developers regardless of traffic
impacts.
Discussion of the amendments
drew vocal support and applause from
developers and legislators ih:.,
Commissioner Barry Holloway told
those in attendance that the county is..
"open for business.
"It's a loni, tim': corning." said Vici
Chair Danny Leeper "it's a grcaut day
for Nassau County."


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FIDAY. FE3RL-ARY 17. 2012 NEWS News-Leader


OBITUARIES


James Gary Bunch
James Gary Bunch, 75, of Marietta, GA,
passed away peacefully on Tuesday morn-
ing, February 7,2012, after a lengthy illness-
Gary was born in Leesburg, Florida on
October 7, 1936. He graduated from
Fernandina High School, Class of 1954.
Gary grew up on the beach in Fernandina,
loved the outdoors, fishing, and had a great
love of animals. He served in the Unites
States Navy from 1954 to 1957, and was
retired from the American Red Cross.
Gary was the eldest of 5 children born
to the late Jake and Frances Bunch and
was the beloved husband of Marie Bunch.
Gary leaves behind 5 children, Elizabeth
Seagraves (Tommy), Raul Bunch (Brenda),
Jeffrey Bunch, all of Fernandina, Jennifer
Geiger (Michael) of St. Johns, Florida, and
Cindy Hollis (Tommy) of Commerce,
Georgia, and 4 brothers, Howard (Pat),
Dennis (Sarah), David, and Jerry, all of
Fernandina. In addition, he is survived by
12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchil-
dren.
A private family memorial will be held at
a later date.

Robert Alonzo Jones
Mr. Robert Alonzo "Bobby" Jones, age
72, of Yulee, passed away on Tuesday,
February 14, 2012 at the Morris Center of
Shands Pavilion in Jacksonville after a coura-
geous battle with aggressive Pancreatic
Cancer.
Born in May 14, 1939 in Fernandina,
FL, he was the youngest of five children
born to the late Alvin Roy
Jones and Myrtle Lee
Sweat Jones. Growing up
in Fernandina, he attend-
ed Fernandina High School
before joining the United
States Air Force in 1956.
Upon being discharged
from the Francis W. Warren AFB in
Wyoming, he returned home and started
working at ITT Rayonier. Mr.' Jones later
joined Gilman Kraft Bag Division in St.
Mary's, GA where he remained for over
20 years until retiring in 1988. After retiring
from the Bag Industry, he worked at
Gilman's White Oak Plantation, retiring
again in 1992.
Mr. Jones and his wife raised their fam-


ily in Yulee, where in later years, he could
be found enjoying his porch swing, his fam-
ily, football or watching his favorite televi-
sion programs.
In addition to his parents, he is preced-
ed in death by his son, Anthony D. "Tonyv
Jones, his brother, David Jones and his
three sisters, Juanita Manley, Lynette Green
and Mary Lou Carter.
Mr. Jones leaves behind, his wife of 52
years, Gail King Jones, two daughters,
Sheryl Jones, Fernandina Beach, FL Sonya
Cook (Bob), Yulee, FL, two grand-daugh-
ters, Amanda Jones of North Carolina, Tory
Stephens of Fernandina Beach, FL, one
great grand-daughter, Layla Gail Webb of
North Carolina, his mother in law, Zelma
King Spooner, Yulee, FL, an Aunt, Vanita
Durham, Yulee, FL and many nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Private graveside services will be held
as Mr. Jones is laid to rest beside his son in
Bosque Bello Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Community Hospice
of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32257 or to the American
Cancer Society, PO. Box 22718, Oklahoma
City, OK 73123-1718.
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
heard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Direccrors

Thomas P. Tucker
Mr. Thomas P. Tucker, age 82, of Ponte
Vedra Beach, FL, formerly of Fernandina
Beach, FL passed away on Monday
evening, February 13, 2012 at the Baptist
Medical Center in Jacksonville Beach, FL.
Born in Brookline, Mass, he was an only
child born to the late Charles and Kathryn
Tucker. He was a graduate of Brookline
High School, Class of 1947,
where he enjoyed and
- excelled in baseball and
basketball. After high
school, Mr. Tucker began
a long career with the John
Hancock Insurance
Coinpany.
At the age of eighteen, he began his
work in the insurance industry as an Office
Assistant in Boston, MA As the Korean
Conflict was underway, he was quickly
drafted by the U.S. Army. After serving
approximately two years he was honorably


Sunday Musicale


setifor March 4

The Amelia Arts Academy
will present the third Sunday Sale and auction
Musicale "Light Jazz with
'Yfiti and Erhie" 'odri Sunday,, The Amelia ArtsAcaderly
Marth 4 at 5 p.m., at PLAE:. will host a saleand auc ...
Guests will be treated to lion on Saturday from 10
libations and hors d'oeuvres a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peck
at 5 p.m. and the musical enter- Center, 516 South 10th;
tainment will begin around 6 St. Art supplies, chorale
p.m. Jane Walker Lindberg, sheet music, keyboards.
piano, and Ernie Ealum, bass, and pianos, etc., will e
will be the featured perform- offered for sale. A baby
ers. grand piano will be. auc-
Ealum has been perform- tioned to the highest bid-
ing around the Southeastern der. For information call
United States for about 25 the Arts Academy office at
years. He received his Bachel- 277-1225.
or's Degree in Music from
Jacksonville University. In and Literature from the
addition to his private teaching University of Florida and a
studio for both upright and Doctor of Musical Arts.in
electric bass at Nice Music in Music Composition from the
Orange Park, he is currently University of South Carolina.
the bass professor for Florida Lindberg taught Music
State College at Jacksonville. History at Jacksonville Uni-
Ealum has performed with versity from 1999 to 2005 and
various artists including The has also taught courses for the
Platters, Michael W. Smith, Center for Lifelong Learning.
Percy Sledge, The BorilIvanov She is president of the Board
Ensemble and the Cox Family. of Directors of the Amelia Arts
He was also the resident Academy. She loves choral
bassist at The Cloister at Sea music with a passion but loves
Island, Ga. for 10 years. to play jazz piano.
Lindberg founded the Tickets may be purchased
Island Chamber Singers in online by contacting www..
2004 and the Songspinners in AmeliaArtsAcademy.org or by
2006 and is currently music calling the Arts Academy
director for both groups. office at 277-1225.
Lindgerg has a Bachelor of Tickets may also be pur-
Arts degree from .Old chased at the door on the day
Dominion College, a Master of the event. Tickets are $45
of Fine Arts in Music History per person.


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discharged as a Sergeant. Upon returning
home he rejoined John Hancock where he
remained until retiring as Director of Risk
Management in 1994. A devoted and
beloved family man throughout his career.
he was active in his children's endeavors
including hiking, mountain climbing, and all
manner of sports.
In 1993, while living in Natick, .LMA. his
first wife and the mother of his children
passed away. He later met and in 1994 mar-
ried Ann E. Ventura of Duxbury. MLA.
Shortly thereafter, Mr. and Mrs. Tucker
moved to Cape Cod where they remained
until coming to Amelia Island, FL in 1998.
In 2011, he and his wife moved to Ponte
Vedra Beach, FL
In addition to being an expert Scrabble
player and Crossword puzzler, Mr. Tucker
always possessed a love for traveling, golf,
and the outdoors. He was known to start his
day with a round of golf or a jog on the
beach followed by a swim in the ocean or at
the pool. His passion for traveling took him
bungee jumping in New Zealand at the age
of 64, mountain climbing in Switzerland
and Colorado, backpacking on the
Appalachian Trail, and on ocean cruises,
as well as visits with family and friends,
throughout the United States and
Canada-
Mr. Tucker was a former member of
the Community United Methodist Church,
Cochituate, MA as well as the Memorial
United Methodist Church in Fernandina
Beach, FL
He is preceded in death by his first wife,
Mary Jeanette Sweetland Tucker, who
passed away in July of 1993.
p Mr. Tucker leaves behind his wife, Ann
E. Tucker, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, three
sons, Stephen Charles Tucker (Robin),
North Attleborough, David Lawrence
Tucker, North Grafton, MA, Dean
Frederick Tucker '(onelle), Lyons, CO, a
daughter, Katie Yeh Games), Foxboro, MA,
six grandchildren and a host of step chil-
dren, step grandchildren, and a step great-
grandson.
Visiting hours and funeral services will
be held in Cochituate, Wayland, MA before
Mr. Tucker is laid to rest in fhe family sec-
tion of the Evergreen Cemetery in
Brighton, MA.
Please share his life story atwww.oxley-
heard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors


The Amelia Island Last Leg
Rally returns to Amelia Island
on March 3 and 4. New this
yea-lrs the "Battle' of the Blues
oli Sulidj,- lponsoired by'the
Amelia Island Blues Festival.
Proceeds from rally events
benefit Anchors Aweigh
Charters, Inc., (AAC) a non-
profit 501(c) (3) organization
that provides no cost boating
and fishing excursions to those
with permanent physical
and/or developmental disabili-
ties, as well as those diagnosed
with a terminal-illness. With the
continued support of the
Sons of the American Legion
Squadron 54 of Fernandina
Beach, AAC's Veteran's Benefit
Program continues to fund
excursions for qualifying dis-
abled veterans with proceeds
from the Veteran's Poker
Run.
The Amelia Island Last Leg
Rally provides a plethora of
activities to potential visitors
heading towards Daytona Bike
Week and locals alike. The rally
offers something for everyone,
even those that don't ride. Bring
your chairs and'enjoy the enter-
tainment.
The Last Leg Rally begins
with a Meet & Greet Kick-Off
Party and Fish Fry on Friday,
March 2, at the Kelley Pest
Control building at 1235 South
10th St. in Fernandina Beach
from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $6
and admission includes dinner
and live music by the Suzie Kite
Band.


March,3 and 4 bring a week-
end of free entertainment.
Opening ceremonies at 9:30
,a.m.'Saturday will I'-alure ai
"Table of Honor Veteran's
Tribute," with guests from var-
ious military branches, an
Honor Guard Display by the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 14-1, and a military fly-
over by the Dreamland
Squadron and the Avenger'Air
Shows. Then, it is kickstands
up at 10 a.m. for the Veteran's
Benefit Motorcycle Poker Run,
A variety of vendors and a
motorcycle show take place on
Saturday while live bands per-
form at Wolf Park (Main
Beach). Staged entertainment
includes the Mike Hendrix
Band of Hilliard; Chasi Lynn
and Country Wild from
Chattanooga, Tenn.; and
DeFunk from Brunswick, Ga.
"Blues Sunday" of the rally
offers a Battle of the Blues fea-
turing Mojo Chillen of
Jacksonville; Kim Reteguiz &
Black Cat Bones of Atlantic
Beach; and the Beech Street
Blues Band of Fernandina
Beach. The Amelia Cruizers
Car Club will present a display
of vintage vehicles all day for
tlie Last Leg Rally Car Show. If
you can't make the festivities,
direct donations may be mailed
to Anchqrs Aweigh Charters at
P.O. Box 16655, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035.
For more information and
full details, visit
LastLegRally.com.


FOR THE RECORD

Sharon Austin, who was County Extension Office.
pictured on page 1 Feb. 10 The News-Leader strives
reading at an African for accuracy. We will
American Read-In at the promptly correct all factual
Fernandina Beach library, errors.
was misidentified in the photo Please notify the editor of
caption. She is a family nutri- errors at mparnell@fbnews
tion educator for the leader.com or call (904)
University of Florida's Nassau 261-3696.


LOOKING BACK


50
YEARS


25
YEARS


10
YEARS


David Stone of Fernandina Beach, known as
one of the finest gun collectors in the Southeast,
loaned his military rifles and pistols to the Fort
Clinch museum for a special exhibit.
February 15, 1962
A deputy hired by the Nassau County Sheriffs
Office drove a patrol car for 2 1/2 months before it
was discovered his driver's license was suspended
since 1985.
February 19, 1987
American Beach property owners filed a
legal request asking the Circuit Court to review
the county commission's decision to declare the
area eligible as a Community Redevelopment Area,
or CRA.
February 15, 2002


WEEKLY UPDATE


Habitat home
Nassau Habitat wants a
family that can afford to buy
a three-bedroom home in
Fernandina Beach. The
monthly mortgage payment
is about S525 per month
including taxes, homeown-
ers insurance, termite bond
and maintenance escrow.
Nassau Habitat offers a zero-
interest mortgage. Actual
payments may vary based on
final construction costs.
Costs are slightly higher if
optional appliances are pur-
chased.
To be eligible, guidelines
call for annual incomes of4
$'22.200t-35.88 for a family
of three or $24,600-t39,840
for a family of four. For
details visit
NassauHabitatforHumanity.o
rg/QualifyingforHabitatHom
e, call 277-0600 or email
NHFH@net-magic.net and
request information.
Blood drive
The Fernandina Pirates
Club will host a blood drive
for The Blood Alliance on
Feb. 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
at 1421 Sadler Road,
Fernandina Beach, in the
Publix parking lot. They also
will host a drive at the Great
Camden County Chili Cook-
Off at the waterfront park in
downtown St. Marys, Ga., on
Feb. 18 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
For information visit
www.igiveblood.com,
www.camden-chili.com and
www.fer nandinapirates.com.
Confederate sons
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans will meet Feb. 20 at
7 p.m. at the Pig BBQ
Restaurant in Callahan. The
lecture will be on Dr. Samuel
Mudd, the physician who set
John Wilkes Booth's leg, and
why he went to prison. The
public invited.
HFBAmeets
The next meeting of the
Historic Downtown Business
Association will be heli Feb.
21 at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 204
Ash St. The HFBA is a mem-
bership association incorpo-
rated to advance the com-
mercial and civil interest of
the merchants and business-
es in the historic downtown
area. It seeks to promote the
r(hwin t.)wn'ti n sA';i & 'a t"" t "
destination for shopping'and'
dining and other activities.
All are'invited.to attend.
Trade-in event
Patchington, a women's
boutique/1448 Sadler Road,
will hold its 14th Semi
Annual Trade-in Event Feb.
21-27 to benefit Micah's
Place, Nassau County's only
domestic violence shelter.
'Customers may bring in gen-
tly used clothes and receive
discounts on the purchase of
new items. The traded-in
items will be donated to the
Purple Dove, the Micah's
Place thrift store that helps
fund services for victims of
domestic violence. Donate
personal care items such as
deodorant, hairspray, make-
up, toothpaste and lotions
and receive 10 percent off
any accessory. Call 261-8486.
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson
Associates Inc. offers gun
courses at the Range &
Educational Training Center
in Nassau County. A
Concealed Weapon License
Course will be offered and
Feb. 21 and 23 at at 5:30 p.m.
and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. A Basic
with Defensive Tactics
Course will be offered Feb.
25 and March 3 at 7:45 a-m.


Contact Belson at 491-8358,
476-2037 or gbelson@bel-
south.net. Visit
www.TheBelsonGroup.com.
Commission meets
The four-state Gullah/
G eechee Cultural Heritage
Corridor Commission will
hold its first 2012 quarterly
business meeting on Feb. 24
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ritz
Theatre and Museum, 829
North Davis St., Jacksonville.
The public is invited.
Highlights will include
final decision points for the
Management Plan, including
discussion of the public
review process; election of
officers; launch of the corri-
dor's official website; and
transitioning from develop-
ment phase to the implemen-
tation phase. For information
contact Michael Allen, NPS
Community Partnership
Specialist, (843) 881-5516,
ext. 12 or visit www.G
ullahGeecheeCorridor.org.
Carroltospeak
The African-American
Student Union at the
University of North Florida
will feature Lt Gov. Jennifer
Carroll as the Black History
Month keynote speaker at 4
p.m. Feb. 24 in the Student
Union Auditorium, Building
58 West, on the UNF cam-
pus. She will discuss her
political path as well as the
National Black History
Month theme, "Black
Women in History and the
Arts." This event is free and
open to the public.
For information contact
the UNF African-American
Student Union at aasu@unf.
edu or at (904) 620-2689.
Grant writing help
Women of Power and
BellTower Consulting Group
have teamed up to provide
capacity building training to
nonprofit organizations. 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. Fee is
$30 and includes materials
and light refreshments.
Proceeds will go to the
Cedar Haven Transitional
Housing project in Fernan-
dina Beach. To register con-
tact LaVerne Mitchell of
Wnrtien of Powe'i')t i l4')
699-7477 or BellTower1 *v
Consulting Group at 1-888-
778-5930.
Driver course
The AARP Driver Safety
Program class for drivers 55
and older teaches how to
avoid hazards and drive safe-
ly with tips on how to com-
pensate for reduced eye-
sight, hearing loss and
slower reaction time. First
Presbyterian Church in
Fernandina will offer a class
Feb. 27-28 from 8:45,a.m.-1
p.m. Fee is $12 for AARP
members and $14 for others.
Class size is limited so call
261-3738 to register. There
are no tests involved.
Breakfast series
Learn about the services
offered by Nassau County's
only domestic violence cen-
ter, Micah's Place, at the
February Breakfast
Learning Series provided by
Family Support Services of
North Florida in Yulee.
The free program will be
held Feb. 28 from 9-10:30
a.m. at the FSS Nassau
Office, 87001 Professional
Way. Continental breakfast
and networking begin at 8:30
a.m. Register to attend at
FSS.BLS.Nassau@fssnLf.org
or 225-5347.


Kiwants Club
The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis Club meets the first
three Mondays of each
month at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill
Melton Road. This is a din-
ner meeting from 6:30-8 p.m.
Contact Don Lyons at home,
432-8194, or by cell at (978)
7584)561.
Optimist clubs
The Yulee Optimist Club
meets every Tuesday at
noon at Murray's Grille on
A1A in Yulee. Call 753-)091.

The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club meets each
Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club. Feb 22 will feature
a presentation on Amelia
Island bike trails and the
Barnabas Center's adult
bicycle program. Call
Bernice Kelley at 261-7923 or
Barb Kent at 277-4071.


Rotarydclubs
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach meets
each Wednesday from 11:30
a-m.-1 p.m. at the Florida
House Inn on South Third
Street Feb. 22 will feature a
Club Assembly on the
Harlem Ambassadors
fundraiser basketball
game, set for Feb. 24 at
6:30 p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach High School gymn-
asium. Feb. 29 will be a visit
by Jacksonville Jaguars mas-
cot Jaxson de Ville.
Call Melanie Ferreira at
321-5675.

The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise meets
*each Friday from 7:30-8:30
a.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill
Melton Road.
Contact President Katey
Breen at kateybreen@com-
cast.net or visit www.ameli-
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FPU has plans to drill below
the root line rather than
remove trees, he said.
Residents who are inter-
ested in having natural gas
service can contact FPU to find
out if it will be available for
their homes, Semanisin said
FPU may be offering incentive
programs for resident's who


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concerns that I've had. I felt
like the early dismissal days,
number one, our past experi-
ence with it was not good
because the attendance was
not as good on those days a-,
other days. Plus, I don't think
the time was used effectively
for planning purposes or for,
you know, professional devel-
opment either. But we do need
to move forward with our cal-
ehdar."
Wood said a majority of the
survey responses also favor
earlier start times that provide
the semester's end prior to the
start of Christmas break.
"Ms. Young's calendar that
she's proposing does not end
the semester before Christmas
break," Wood said. "And so
that point alone is, to me, a sig-
nificant one. And the only way
Ms. Young is going to get an
extra day in the calendar for
staff development is to take it
off where teachers have plan-
ning."
Young responded, "Why
even ask our teachers and our
parents what their comments
are if we have no intention of
even looking at it or even try to
modify our calendar to take
them into account. Secondly,


want to convert to na'u-a! gas,
and residents who already use
propane gas services car- have
their appliances converted for
natural gas use, he said.
FPL. th.:- cty's electric se-'
ice Lranchiser. it- bringing nat-
ura! ga to, Fernandina Beach
in partnersh' ip '.',with
TEC)O/iPeopie- Gas and
Peninrsula Pip-.inr CGas main
installation has aireadv begun


I'm no:. sure
how Ms
Wood can
0 understand
what my cal-
endar is
because 1I
h a v e n t
Young shared that
yet."
Y ou n g
added that while her calendar
did end the semester after
Christmas break, students on
block schedules would benefit
from completing other make-
up work after the break.
"I'm not taking any days
away from the teachers," she
said. "The way I built the cal-
endar, had you taken the
chance to even consider it Ms.
Wood, it actually is benefiting
the teachers by what the
administrators expressed to
me that they wanted. It gives
them an extra half-day and a
whole staff development day.
It's not taking any days away."
Young asked to postpone
the decision "so that we can
take the comments into con-
sideration and we can be thor-
oughly, thoroughly convinced
that we are acknowledging
everything with our teachers."
Wood said, "I am pretty
convinced that we are
acknowledging it," adding that


on South 14th Street, in the
unincorporated area of the
island-
A franchise fee to be col-
lected from natural gas cus-
:orners and paid to the city has
yet to be determined.
According to Se:ranisin.
both gas line-s should be
installed within the next six
months.
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the calendar's input is based
on the data collected by
those most affected by sched-
uling.
-And so, I think it's disre-
,pectful, with all due respect to
you Ms. Young, that what they
said that's been reflected in
the calendar isn't any good
because you've talked to a cou-
ple of people that don't like it."
Wood said. "That's being dis-
respectful to the majority that
said they did like it."
Nassau Teachers Associa-
tion President Beverly Kurak
said teachers do not want a
combination of staff develop-
ment and teacher planning on
early release days.
"Teachers have voted on
this calendar:; they understand
the purpose of the half-days,"
she said. "I personally don't
care one way or the other
about half-days,-but the major-
ity of my teachers do and they
have stated they want these as
either planning or staff devel-
opment. Not a combination
and we don't care which. But
whichever they're going to be,
if they're staff development
when we have planning days,
leave us alone, we need to
plan."
The school board voted 4-1
to approve it, with Young dis-
senting.


Auction benefits Boys & Girls Clubs


A silent auction and raffle
will hell) the Boys & Girls
Clubs of Nassau Club to raise
$40,000 to benefit the clubs in
Fernandina Beach and Yulee.
The gala event will feature
a silent auction held during a
cocktail hour preceding din-
ner. Auction items range from
a fishing trip in Alaska to
resort and hideaway visits to
works of art.
Author, inspirational speak-
er, executive coach, former
athlete, mother and TV per-
sonality Bonnie St. John will
keynote the fifth annual bene-
fit, which begins at 6 p.m. Feb.
24 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island.
The silent auction features
five nights at Le Cordon Bleu
Paris with airfare for two:
three-day weekend grounds
passes, four nights and airfare
for two to the 2012 Ryder Cup:
a two-day Alaska fishing trip
with two nights' stay; a Holland
America cruise to the
Caribbean and Mexico for tiup
to seven days for two; a week
for up to six at a Cashiers,
N.C., mountain retreat home;
a week for up to four at a Key
West condo; a week for up to
six at a condo at Panama City
Beach; two nights for two in a
cabin retreat on the
Cumberland River: four sepa-


rate trips of two nights for
two at Ritz-Carlton resorts; two
nights and two rounds of golf
for two at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation; two nights
and breakfast for. two at the
Omni Bedford Springs.
Then there are local adven-
tures such as a "behind the
scenes tour" of White Oak
Conservation Center;, passes
to the TPC Players
Championship at Sawgrass; a
boal, tour and lunch for two at
Greyfield Inn on Cumberland
Island, Ga.; an autographed
football and club seats for four
at a Jaguars game this fall; an
Amelia Island Trolley private
charter tour for up to 30; half-
day fishing trips; golf lessons
for four at Omni Amelia Island
Plantation's golf academy; and
group lessons. for four at
Amelia Shotgun Sports.
The paintings, prints and
photographs of local artists
will be auctioned.
There will be bids on pri-
vate-label wines, dinner par-
ties in luxurious private
homes; an in-home dinner
cooked by a chef; a two-day
cooking school for two at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island; a
designer handbag and more.
For pre-event details contact
Ann Moser at ainoser@bell-
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Commissioner Walter
Boatright concurred. -If we're
going to be good stewards of
the tax dollars, we're beer off
to have this looked at and see
how we can get the best bang
for our buck." he told the board
JEA representative Vickie
Cavev told commissioners she
was taken aback by the discus-
sion because no concerns had
been brought before the board
since 2T07. but her review of
Planning & Zoning Board min-
utes revealed the provider had
been mentioned in 17 different
meetings since January 2010.
Until she read a Dec. 26
News-Leader story Cavey said
she had not been made aware
of any issues county officials
had with the utility's services.
She added that many of the
issues seemed to stem from
miscommunication and advised
the board. "JEA is here to serve
this county."
She challenged assertions
that JEA was too leveraged
monetarily or lacked the incli-
nation to expand services in
Nassau County. In fact, she
said, under the provider's cur-
rent plan, it would invest $16&
million in Nassau over the next
10 years.
"The reason that I am here
tonight ... is to let you know
that some of the statements
about JEA not being properly
funded or not having the eco-
nomic wherewithal to serve this
county are incorrect," she said.
"I know that one of our legisla-
tive affairs people came to
speak with the (Planning &
Zoning Board), I believe it was
April of 2010, and she did mis-
speak and used a term called



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The Impact Fee and Concur-
rency Task Force recommend-
ed approval, Leeper added. He
praised county staff for their
hard work and praised devel-
opers like Toney Sleiman for
their continued investment in
Nassau County.
Outspoken in support of the
-legislation, Sleiman praised the
board for its business-friendly
approach and pressed them to
expedite the permitting process.
The Jacksonville developer's
The Villages of Amelia shop-
ping center will house Publix,
Kohl's, TJMaxx and other shops
in Yulee.
'This is good news," Sleiman
told commissioners. "It looks
like we've got three new nation-
al tenants coming in and we're
already at 500 jobs. That's
what's important for the state
of Florida and you guys. It's hir-
ing the people of Nassau County
and putting them to work."









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'leveraging'
and 'aid JEA,.
was 95 per-
Scent lever-
ja6 a-ed We
doni use that
term- We use
debt-to-asset
Boatright ratio, which
JEA is cur-
rently at 64
percent. which is very strong in
the water and sewer business."
Pointing to the issue of mis-
communication. Vice Chair
Danny l-eeper suggested that
JEA could start sending a rep-
resentative to the Planning &
Zoning Board meetings.
Planning & Zoning Board
Chairman lTom Ford told the
board it needed to review the
agreement with JEA annually,
instead of every 10 years. He
said the county needed to deter-
mine how it would take control
of its own destiny- specifically.
facilitating growth on the West
Side with regard to the pro-
posed Crawford Diamond
industrial park.
"We need to figure out how
to get water and sewer capabil-
ities to the Crawford Diamond
without it costing $20 million,"
said Ford.
When he spoke with Cavey
in February 2011, Ford said
she told him JEA did not have
any funding available for expan-
sion of services in Nassau. But
he pointed out that the provider
recently paid down $238 mil-
lion of its debt.
"They're askingfor a 17 per-
cent increase on our people
next year to pay for a $200 mil-
lion capital improvement plan,
of which we'll get nothing," he
said.
As an alternative to JEA,


Former
county attor-
ney Mike
RepMullinsaid
concurrency
"win-win" for all invforced.many
of his clients
into b ank-
Leeper ruptcy and
financial ruin.
Reir propealing
concurrency, he added, was a
"win-win" for all involved.
"It's those small property
owners who will also be applau-
ding you tonight because for
those who were able to hang
on ... finally now they can do
something with their property,"
said Mullin. ,
Though he provided scarce
details, King told the board, his
department continues to work
on a solution to replace con-


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Ford suggested the board con-
sider the Florida Governmental
Utility Authority "It's impera-
five for us at this point to be
prepared for the economic)
recovery,. he said.
Cavey clarified that the rate
increases would be assessed to
all customers, not solely Nassau
County. She said the increases
were necessitated by hikes in
costs of services and pressures
to conserve from the S. Johns
River Water Management
District, among other factors
Cavey said she was not pie-
pared to speak to the issue of
the Crawford Diamond, but told
commissioners currently it
would cost $1 million per ntile
to expand water service, and
she estimated the same
expense for wastewater serv-
ice expansion,
Leeper then asked if it was
fair for Nassau customers to
pay the same increased rates
as others when the bulk of the
investment is focused toward
the neighboring counties of
Clay, Duval and St. Johns.
"Fair? I would say,
Commissioner Leeper, that we
serve everyone the same,"
Cavey told Leeper. "And we
don't just spend money in other
counties. That's not even a
question I would answer.... We
serve Nassau County to the
same level as we do every-
where."
Cavey refuted Ford's sug-
gestion that JFA had a $200 mil-
lion plan, instead saying the
provider's entire capital plan
was budgeted at $100 million
for the next year. She told com-
missioners it would not make
sense for a-private utility to
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developers were billed for any
traffic impacts their projects
posed.
McDowell said the state
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days to review the county's sub-
mission and issue a notice of
completeness. The legislation
becomes effective 31 clays after
the county receives that notice.
Introduced in July, the 2011
Community Planning Act
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local governments and reduced
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FR DA-. FEsr.AR 1T. 2012 NEWS \c\ s-ieader


Fahlgrei
Kimberly Fahlgren, busi-
ness administrator of
Exceptional Case Services, Inc.
and adjunct faculty member of
Florida State College at
Jacksonville, has filed as a can-
didate for election for the
Nassau County School Board
District 4 seat-
Fahlgren was appointed by
Gov. Rick Scott, in late 2011
after Jim Adams resigned from
the position.
Fahlgren is a fifth-genera-
tion Nassau County resident
and daughter of Joan and Julius
Davis of Hilliard. She graduat-
ed from Hilliard Middle Senior
High School in 1989 and from
the University of Florida in
1992 with a bachelor of health
science in occupational thera-
py. In 2009, she earned a doc-
tor of occupational therapy
degree from the University of
St. Augustine with a course
concentration in the areas of
ADHI) and learning disabili-
ties.
She has over 18 years of
experience as an occupational
therapist working with special
needs children and the elderly.
During those 18 years she has
worked for Orange County
Public Schools, Nassau County
Public Schools and Charlton
County, Ga., Public Schools.
Fahlgren has received cer-
tifications as a certified
ergonomic assessment spe-
cialist and a certified fieldwork
educator. She currently serves
on the Occupational Therapy
Assistant Program Advisory
Committee at Florida State


College at
Jacksonviile
Occupational
Therapy
'I Assistant
Program
where she is
also anr
Fahlgren adjunct facul-
tv member.
Fahlgren
and her husband of 20 years,
attorney Steve Fahlgren, have
three children, Caleb, 11,
Joshua, 9, and Abigail, 7.
Fahlgren is active in her
local community and educa-
tion system. She has served
as the 2010-11 and 2011-12
FSCJ representative to Hilliard
Middle Senior High School's
Great Decisions Program, is
the 4-H Environmental Science
Team Leader, 4-H Juss Horsin'
Around Co-leader and 4-H
Callahan Country Kids adult
volunteer. As an active 4-H
adult volunteer, she has par-
ticipated in additional profes-
sional education opportunities
including the 2009-10 and the
2010-11 University of Florida
Youth Development Institute
Training, the 2010 Southern
Region 4-H Volunteer Leaders
Forum, Rock Eagle and
Robotics Training. She has also
assisted the children in com-
munity service projects such
as the St. Marys River
Clean Up and the Town of
Hilliard Timberfest Recycling
Project.
Fahlgren is a member of
First Baptist Church of
Bolougne and has participat-


ed in foreign mission trips to
Brazil. Mongolia and the
Dominican Republic. She is
also a member of the National
Society Daughters of the
Armerican Revolution, Amelia
Island chapter, Nassau County
Farm Bureau, Florida Forestry
Association, and the American
Business Women's
Association, Amelia Island
chapter.
Falhlgren said she believes
"that education is a gift that
transforms the lives of our
youth and that a good educa-
tion is essential to the success
of our community, our busi-
nesses and our families. As the
challenges that our children
face continue to mount each
day, it is essential that we
expand the choices that fami-
lies have and continue to insist
on high standards and fiscal
accountability of our publicly
funded schools."
Fahlgren asserts that
Nassau County graduates must
be prepared to compete for
jobs both here regionally and
nationally. "We must connect
students to the path for eco-
nomic success, which includes
a serious focus on STEM
(Science, Technology, Engine-
ering and Math)," she said.
Fahlgren actively solicits
input from the community in
regard to the priorities and con-
cerns of taxpayers and working
families. She can be contacted
through her website, www.vote
kim2012.com, or by mailing
her at votekim2012@gmail.
com.


POLITICS IN BRIEF


Liberty Dwellers
All concerned taxpayers are invited to a
meet and greet with a new group, Liberty
Dwellers, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at
Murray's Grille, 463852 SR 200, Yulee.
Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

Young Republicans
The Nassau County Young Republicans
are scheduled to meet Tuesday at San Jos6
Mexican Grill, 463797 SR 200 in Yulee. Guest
speaker for the monthly meeting will be
Public Defender for the Fourth Judicial
Circuit Matt Shirk. The social will be held at
6:30 p.m. and the business meeting will be
keld'from 7-8 p.m.
A Nassau County Yottng Republican "
meetings are open to any interested
Republican.
To RSVP or for information contact


Amanda Young at nassauyr@gmail.com or
(904) 207-2i81.

WestSide Democrats
The Westside Democratic Club
will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the County
. Building on Mickler Street in Callahan.
Nassau County School Board member
Kimberly Fahlgren is guest speaker.
Dinner and a brief business meeting
will follow. Call (904) 879-5163 for
more information.

Campaign rally
Pat Edwards, candidate for Nassau
'County commissioner, has planned a cam-
"Siii n r.ill1 Fhursday, Feb. 23, from 5:30-8
p.m. at R.EPM. Lumber in Yulee. The public is
invited to come and meet him and learn
more about his campaign.


Around the globe. diesel
pas-senger veh.icks make up a
significant perce,:ntage of the
total. Europe is around 50 per-
cent. with lha; and France
approaching 70 percent.
Honda is introducing, in 2013,
a 1.6-liter turbocharged Civic
that has the power of a bigger
gas engine. Sorry, Honda
fans, it will not be available in
the United
States. Th-ey
have high
x, citations
for the car -
in Europe.
SLets take
S a look at the
Diesel anom-
aly in our
J(EFFER'S market.
CORNER People point
to dollars,
the same
RickKeffer reason
gas/electric
hybrids are stuck at 2 percent
of the market. First, fuel cost
is mentioned. Data I am look-
ing at is late January, with
diesel at $3.85 and gas at
$3.39. That is a difference of
46 cents, but more important-
ly, 13.5 percent.
Looking at percentages .
can be a lot clearer and more
relevant. Looking further at
40 mpg for a diesel to 28 mpg
for a gas counterpart, that
makes the diesel 42.8 percent
more fuel-efficient. Using
these variables and 18,000
miles per year driving, the
diesel fuel bill is $447.29 less
than gas would be.


U.S. is the exception



to diesel engine use


The second biggest factor
is the additional purchase
price of a diesel. A
Volkswagen spokeswoman
breaks out the engine cost at
$1,500. That being the case.
the fuel savings make up for
the extra purchase price in a
few years. Right now, the
resale value difference on a
2009 model Jetta diesel (TDI)
model versus an S model gas
is $21,500 versus $15,300.
Granted, the TDI was newer
new, but not close to $6,200.
Used diesel VWs are bringing
huge premiums, so the extra
cost will come back to you in
resale if you trade every five
years or less. I am not trying
to do a Volkswagen commer-
cial, but they have offered
diesel cars steadfastly for
years.
A footnote on the price at
the pump: the federal govern-
ment taxes diesel at a higher
rate and U.S. refineries are
exporting excess capacity to
eager markets around the
world. More domestic
demand might serve to lower


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the price gap in the future.
In regard to the diesel
engine cost, you pay more
because you are physically
getting more. From 1978 until
1988, 1 worked at a Pontiac,
GMC, Mercedes dealership in
Wilmington N.C. 1 sold the
Mercedes diesels and was
indoctrinated early on selling
them. It hasn't worn off after a
few decades. My belief is
diesels are the logical aherna-
tive to gas engines, especially
for high-mileage drivers. Look
for half-ton pick-ups to have
small displacement, tur-
bocharged diesels, previously
reserved for 3/4 and one-tons.
Many will not buy one in the
next couple years, but odds
are one could be in your
future.
Surprise someone with a
card, gift, or phone call. Have
a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler
Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
tions or positive stories about
automobile use and oumership.
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Paula McLain and Tatjana Soil
Call 904-624-1665 or see the Festival website at
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Awards honor Fernandina's finest


Tr.- Ferrnarndina Beach
P[oie De-partment conducted
:., annual award- ceremony Jan.
20. Officer Michael Mazuryk
wa- narn'ed Officer of 'the Year
for hi- co.'i-i-,ently good work.
and sp(. iEcally for his suc-
c -~-ful ,.1 ..: 0,f a medical
call wh'(er: he performed CPR
and h,-iped -,ave he lifVe of a
rriiddle-ag-d woman.
An'r.one Perry, a -,taf asi-
ini -irno: 1999, wa-,s named
Civilian I- ploy(--ee of the Year.
Her dutie-, include record, man-
agi-.rie. t, Uniform Crime
Refpori data collection and sub-
mriltal ito the FBI, public record-,
r(qu(-ei-, cii 'tofner :rvice and
daily preparation of requests for
paymnti for outstanding invoic-
,' ':rry was cited for being
',xtirei.I:Iy dedicated and as a
Walihdog of police reports,
hi-i king lor clarity, accuracy
iiad proper su-,ibmision into the
r[coird management system.
Foi nmiore than a decade she has
bleen an active board member of
the Police Athletic League. She
coordinates collection of dona-
tions for the Shop with Cops
program, and, is an active
church and community mem-
ber.
The Special Enforcement
Unit has received numerous
accolades for effective under-
cover narcotics operations that
have resulted in more than 50
federal indictments. The major-
ity of these local drug dealers
received long prison sentences
in federal court and their nar-
colics organizations were dis-
mantled.
FBPD ChiefJim Hurley said
police have "a tremendous
working relationship with (the
federal DEA Narcotics Task
Force) and its group supervi-
sor Mark Baughman and we
altribute much of our success to
Iheir dedication, skill and
resourcefulness in dealing with
narcotics enforcement strate-
gies."
City police began a success-


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ful Shop with Cops program in
2004 that now serves more than
150 local schoolchildren each
year, providing the opportunity
to shop with a police officer at
the Amelia Island Walmart
store. Donations are collected
for Christmas toys and cloth-
ing given to participants who
are selected by local school
guidance counselors to make
sure that only the truly needy
participate.
Local resident Don
Monahan was the inspiration
behind this program. Capt. Jim
Coe helped coordinate the pro-
gram until his retirement last
year. This program has served
more thdn 1,200 kids since its
inception.
Senior Police Chaplain Don
McFadyen has been a dedicat-
ed friend of the police depart-
ment and an ambassador for
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enforcement functions all over
Northeast Florida. McFadven
was recognized for 15 years of
tireless service. .
The Police Auxiliary Corps
worked 90 events and logged
more than 1,80I volunteer
hours in 2011. Dennis Murray.
honored as PAC Volunteer of
the Year, resides in North
Hampton and drives in each day
to be on his post at 6:45 a.m. at
Southside Elenmenlary. In addi-
tion, he often works the Jasmine
Street intersection in the after-
noon and has logged more than
50 events during the past two
years.
Hurley said, "I attribute this
high level of success to our won-
derful board of directors and
I'd like to acknowledge them:
Steve Filkoff, commander; John
Harris, vice commander: Don
McFadyen, treasurer; Charles
Mitchell: Mary Ruark; Bob
Keller; Jack Dickison; and Paul
Booten."
"Our volunteers man inter-
sections every day, rain or
shine, and they provide for a
much safer environment for our
children," Hurley said. "It is
impossible to calculate this
invaluable service to our com-
munity. In very real terms, an
oliinci' of prevention may.well,
pr cvcnlit a 11 a.ic l I sult. I extend
my very sincere appreciation to
each of our PAC members."


S-tBr'1)ED PttOTOS
Police Officer Mike Mazuryk, above left, was named 2011 Officer of the Year. Annette
Perry, above center, was selected 2011 Civilian Employee of the Year. Above right,
Don Monahan, left, was selected for the Community Service Award for his work with
the Shop with Cops program while Don McFadyen, right, was recognized for his 15
years of service as senior police chaplain. Below left, DEA Supervisory Special Agent
Mark Baughman, right, accepts a certificate of appreciation from FBPD Chief Jim
Hurley. Dennis Murray, below right, was selected Police Auxiliary Corps Volunteer of
the Year.


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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 17, 2012 OPINION News-Leader


NEWS

LEADER

FLORIDA'S OLDEST WEEKLY .NE SPAPE-
ESTABLISHED IN 1854
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for the people of Nassau County by Community
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Ferry, seafood and mincemeats


Musings, opinions, observations,
questions, and random thoughts
on island life, Fernandina Beach
and more:
Whoever pulls the plug on the St Johns
River ferry will be about as popular as an
Italian cruise ship captain. And unless the
state, city of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Port
Authority (JaxPort), private investors or a com-
bination of these groups can come up with a
solution to salvage the aquatic link between
Heckscher Drive and the maritime village of
Mayport, the future of Florida's last car ferry
looks dim.
All involved parties should get themselves
over to Galveston, Texas to study how five car
ferries operated by the Texas Department of
Transportation can run seven days a week, 24
hours a day between Port Bolivar and
Galveston's historic district and its beaches for
free. Their 20-minute trip shares a waterway
with ships, dolphins, pelicans, gulls, etc. Sound
familiar? Other parallels between the two are
equally striking. Each is an extension of a state
road and without them motorists would have to
detour many miles out of their way to reach
their destinations.
While the Texan boats sport views of oil
rigs and tankers, ours boasts more eye-appeal-
ing shrimp and sailboats, navy vessels and
freighters. However, unlike the St. Johns River
ferry, the Texans haven't charged a fee since
1949 when a 25- cent toll was dropped, and it
plans to add a sixth ferry this year. How do
* they do it and why is it so popular? Go find out.


A-fter listening to the
Republican debates and read-
ing the candidates' platforms.,
I'm convinced that Republi-
can/ibertarian Ron Paul is a
man of principle, even though
his principles are bat-poop
crazy.
DAVE'S * *
DAVE'S A restaurant devoted to
WORLD seafood? You would think
Amelia Island would be
chockablock with them but it
David N isn't. That's beginning to
Scott change. Tim Poynter, restau-
rateur and city commissioner,
is opening a downtown North Third Street
place dedicated to seafood sometime in late
March or early April in a renovated building
just steps from his Caf IlKaribo. It's called
Timoti's the name Tim Jr., who couldn't pro-
nounce "Timothv," called himself as a small
child. I hear there will be lots of tables, but no
table service, with customers purchasing their
selections at a counter and taking it either
inside or out to a covered garden area. Sounds
good to me. Perhaps Timoti's will fill the
island's smoked mullet void?
* *0
Amelia River Golf Club marketing guru,
longtime island resident, gentleman and gen-
uine nice guy Colson Hillier made me promise
never to mention him in this space. Oops!
* *0


Ousted city manager Michael Czymbor.
Commissioner Poynter and Mayor Arlene
Filkoff appear to have one thing in common.
Based on their front-page comments in the Jan.
20 issue, they do not like the .cus-Leader, or at
least a lot of the comments that appeared in it
swirling around Czymbor's departure. I'm not
defending the Neus-Leader and I'm not an
employee of it, but from what I recall most
comments for and against were from area
residents who submitted letters and opinions
to the island biweekly's editor, and did not orig-
inate with the paper's staff, which reported fac-
tually on what transpired at City Hall. listen to
the people, folks, and don't condemn them for
speaking out, they're the pulse of the commu-
nity and the paper the messenger.

Transplanted northerners wondering
where they can get a mincemeat pie and south-
erners wondering what the heck it is need
wonder no more. The Pecan Roll Bakery on
Eighth Street made us one on request, and
despite the fact it contained no suet it tasted as
good as the ones I remember as a kid and was
obviously a lot healthier without the fat.
* *
Hats off to whoever is in charge of
maintaining the island's parks, both city and
state. They are always in great shape, clean
and pristine even just hours after public and
private events. It's rare to see a piece of trash
on the ground and if so, it disappears quickly.
Nice job, people.
davidnscottibellsouth.net


VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


IntoTheWoodsatACT
Fun is contagious and it swooped
down from the cast on stage tonight
and rushed right into the arms of the
audience, who were caught up in the
magic of make believe! The cast, their
voices, the musicians, the sets and the
costumes were pure enchantment.
From one who appreciates lyrics, it
doesn't get much better than
Sondheim, especially the humor of
"Agony," the caution of "Children Will
Listen" and the comfort and promise of
"You Are Not Alone." A performance
so polished, so professional, so per-
fect is worth so much more than $20!
Jane McAdams
Fernandina Beach

Sparkle again
I agree the string lights gave our
sleepy little town a sparkle like little
stars drawing everyone to come and
enjoy our unique stores and fabulous
restaurants. The lights sparkled in the
eyes of the people peeking into store-
Ironts and mee, ring friends on the side-
walks My husband ard I were at
O'Kanes (one of our favorite spots)
enjoying our Valentine's.Day dinner.
Staring out the restaurant's front win-
dows we watched the evening go by
and began to notice something differ-
ent. There was no sparkle in the eyes
of the people, nb sparkle to help light
the way, no sparkle to invite you in to
our mystical little town.
I know it will be difficult finding
the funds to support the installation
and maintaining the lights, but I hope
the city can find a way to put the
sparkle back.
Anita Taylor
Fernandina Beach

Kudos
Kudos to John and Sean McGill of
McGill Aviation Corp. for construct-
ing the new fuel farm remediation proj-
ect at the city airport using their own
funds (Feb 1. Business page and Feb
8. Voice of the People). This exempli-
fies the kind of pro-active, civic-mind-
ed, ecology-sensitive project manage-
ment that' is in such need across
Nassau County and, indeed, the entire
United States.
It's astounding that a court order


was required to permit them to "do
the right thing."
Gordon Dressier
Manhattan Beach, Calif.

'Shame on you'
On Friday, Feb. 10 I1 was at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau to get X-rays
taken. I parked behind the long brick
building to the side of the outpatient
entrance. While I was inside my adult
son stayed in the car.
Shortly before 1 p.m. a woman in
her mid-50s (or so) in a light-colored.
SUV or minivan tried to park in the.
spot next to my car. There was plenty
of room in the space to do so, but she
hit my car's driver side, leaving a
scrape near the gas cap.
This wasn't bad enough. She did it
three times (one time hard enough
she almost lifted my car over the curb).
When my son got out of the car
she took off so fast my son couldn't get
her plate information. When I came
out we went through all the lots look-
ing for her vehicle but could not find
her (hospital security informed me
they dn 'th:ve caneras covering that
part of the lot).
Surprisingly, the damage is rela-
tively minor (she took the paint off but
didn't cause any major body damage).
But I am disappointed in her behav-
ior.
I'm also concerned.
Was she driving without insurance
and/or registration and didn't want to
get in trouble?
Was she under the influence of a
legal or illegal substance, and so should
not have been driving and is.still out
there putting other people in danger?
(Since, she hit my car three times, this
is plausible.)
The fact that she left upon seeing
my son step out of the car tells me she
knew she did something wrong.-
I was there to get X-rays for a poten-
tially serious issue. I have been job-
less for four years and don't have the'
money for the deductible to get my
car repaired.
So a big thank you to this person
who put herself above all others. Thank
you for not caring about my son's wel-
fare. The least you could have done
before cowardly running away was to
ask my son if he was OK and maybe
even apologize to him.


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Shame on you.
But I care about others.
If your loved one has a new scrape
on the side of her c'ar and there is paint
on her car that is almond/champagne
in color, and you know she was at the
hospital that day, check on her and
see if there is something serious going
on with her.
Clearly, something is wrong.
Tara D. Fields
Woodbine, Ga.

Pet medications
Thank you for printing ("Future is
clear," Feb. 10). I, too, have had the
same experience with the veterinarian
that I have used since 1998. I recently
found out that my aging dog had to
be on a maintenance medication due to
heart problems. I tried to order the
pills from a pet pharmacy in order to
save money. I was informed that I had
to have a prescription from my vet
before they could ship the pills. When


I requested my vet to fax a prescription
for me I was'told that I had to pay $12
for it, I was not offered a written pre-
scription, which I could have mailed to
the company.
Over the years I have paid thou-
sands of dollars for my pet's care. I
would have continued to pay whatever
the charges for exams, tests, etc., that
would be required to keep my animals
healthy. All I wanted to do was to save
a few dollars. I was so incensed that I
sent a letter to my vet and told her that
I would no longer use her services. I
asked for the medical records of my cat
and dog to give to the new vet that I am
now using. I want to thank (the letter
writer) for providing the information
about the Florida state statutes. It is a
shame that vets take advantage of their
clients this way.
My doctor doesn't charge me for a
prescription nor does he care where 1,
get it filled. He will often give me sam-
ples to be sure that I can tolerate the
medication before I pay for a pre-


scription. Why does a vet give you a
menu of charges when you bring your
pet in? I can ask my doctor about sev-
.eral concerns and I am still only
charged for an office visit. Something
is very wrong with the way vets charge,
and they have patients who cannot talk
or complain.
Sara Arenella
Fernandina Beach

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'Progressives' ignore

I was flattered to be included in an email better life for all. Every passing day makes it
chain that proposed the starting of "The clearer that my thoughts are way out of line
Ilks Club," a group that is evidently made with the "progressive" agenda because I don't
up of the shadow government citizens buy into the thought that cheap interest rates
that participated in the Czymbor-Bach-Steger necessitate the borrowing of monies and col-
efforts to foist a mortgage-and-spend set of election of tax dollars to pay for whatever tick-
proposals on our community. les the "progressive" mind set. Because the
They proposed to combat the results of the electorate overwhelmingly rejected their "pro-
November election and December runoff that gressive" issues it seems the electorate was
derailed their train of inappropriate spending either misinformed, uninformed or simply lied
with no revenue sources other than additional to by thlie anti-Forward Fernandina crowd.
taxes on a'citizenry that, like the remainder of Elections are about issues, have consequences
America, is attempting to reverse runaway and serve as the voice of the people.
government. Their words are toned down but November and December was the opportunity
the proposal is the basic "storm the Bastille" for the people to speak up. They did so
approach and let's get our way that they had resoundingly!
free rein with under Mr. Czymbor's term of Ron Sapp's column in today's (Feb. 15) edi-
office. tion of the News-Leader addressed a number of
While flattered I am certain my inclusion the issues that the "progressives" continue to
was a mistake since several of the misstated ignore. Good government is its own best
positions were taken from letters to the editor advertisement' Learn that. Accept that what
that I had authored. I have never wanted to happened under the Czymbor-Bach-Steger
live in a world where everyone agrees with me real was not good government. Abandoning
and marched in goosestep fashion through the rules ot procedure for public meetings
our historic streets to City Hall. However, I did leads to anarchy and unacceptable behavior as
expect the intellectual integrity that allowed was demonstrated in the first days of the new
disagreement without the blatant lies and mis- commission.
representations that.have become the trade- The idea that the will of the commission is
mark of this "progressive" group. to be determined by the parliamentarian with-
It seems to be their thought process that out a parliamentary guide, on the fly and with-
disagreement with their "progressive" goals is out the input of the commission amounts to
negativism and any ideas contrary to theirs insanity The idea that the mayor has to be
are lies and hate. Balderdash! This is what book en-dld by the city attorney and city man-
America is supposed to be about the ability ager in order to run a i. '.lian of the commis-
to disagree and still approach an end goal of a sion -pj';inks ill of the mayor, the attorney and


people's wishes


manager and our government as a whole.
There is an old adage that if you build a
better mousetrap the world will beat a path to
your door. For many people, Fernandina was
that "better mousetrap" as exhibited by the
number of people choosing to move here in
the last decade or two. There are other places
in Florida and along the Georgia and Carolina
coasts that have all of the fine things being
pushed by the "progressives." Why then did
they not choose those places as their new
homes? Was it because they found a gold mine
of cheap property and low taxes? Was it their
chance to become big fish in a small pond?
Who knows what has driven each of these
"progressives" to this approach for our collec-
tive home? But, it is certain, they now feel the
quality of life they all speak of is not up to their
standards and they want to change things to
their liking.
What I have come to believe is that this is
more cultural than it is political or ideological.
Fiscally conservative Republicans could not
ideologically or politically support the idea of
bigger government with more debt. They have
been caught up in the big fish whirlwind that
has inflated their sense of purpose and the
locally educated imbeciles just need to fall in
line. What the recent elections have really
shown is that Fernandinans, no matter their
place of origin, are a laissez-faire type of peo-
ple. Do your job, leave us alone and we'll all
get along. Sixty percent of the votes told us so
in the last election cycle.
Mayor Filkoff, forget the public relations


position. More government workers aren't
needed for the people to know we have good
employees. Nor will it hide from them that
there are many who aren't worth their pay.
Build the better mousetrap! "We have an extra
million of borrowed dollars with no plan in
place so let's buy more property" is neither
leadership nor good government Plus, such a
suggestion was an abandonment of the library
proposals for this phase of Forward
Fernandina as was wrongly presented to the
voting public by the "greatest commission"
when you acquired more debt, increased the
obligations of citizens to pay for it and all with-
out plans in place. Even "progressives" have to
acknowledge that was a lie. A big fat one at
that!
Now is the time for well thought out
approaches to the needs of our community,
not unbridled mortgaging and spending. Pay
attention to the needs of the citizenry, not the ,
hopes for attracting more tourists. Community
is about us! It is what attracts others to visit
our streets and stores and B&Bs and restau-
rants. Maybe the lights didn't twinkle for the
"progressives" because the twinkle was in the
mind's eye of those who truly love this place
as it should be. Not like it is in South Florida
or the farm country of New York or inside the
beltway. This is a real place built by real peo-
ple for real people. Disney built Celebration
for those who wanted a mere facsimile there-
of. Welcome to Fernandina. Open your arms,
your hearts, your eyes and, most importantly,
your minds!











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FRIDAY. FEBRL' AR 17.2012/ANE\'S-LE4DER


FeastsupportsFBHSFoundation


HEATH ERA. PERRY.
News Leader

Kids are reading in Joe
Monaghan's class at
Fernandina Beach High
School. This may not seem
unusual but it's noteworthy
because the kids in question
were not previously very
interested in reading.
Part of what sparked their
interest is the mechanism
they're using Kindles pur-
chased with a mini-grant
from the Fernandina Beach
High Rchool Foundation.
The Foundation donates
approximately $15,000 each
year to benefit teachers' spe-
cial projects. The funds have
a direct impact on students
like those in Monaghan's
class.
"These students are now
reading willingly and volumi-
nously," said Foundation
board member Leigh Coulter
Beal.
English I and reading
instructor Monaghan agrees.
"The kids took to them
right away. When you're a
kid to pick up a thick book,
it's somehow intimidating,
but the Kindles are all the
same size so a book like War
and Peace wouldn't have that
same intimidation for the
kids. They don't get intimi-
dated by the books being too
thick or stigmatized by the
books being too thin. We're
reaching the kids in a medi-
um they are comfortable with
and that they're used to


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Students in Joe Monaghan's class are excited about
reading thanks to Kindles purchased with a mini-grant
from the Fernandina Beach High School Foundation


using."
Monaghan expressed sin-
cere appreciation to both the
Foundation and to Staples.
"The Foundation was
great! They're really doing
work that is helping us reach
the kids in a palpable way.
The manager down at Staples
worked with me to enable me
to get all the stuff that I need-
ed for the amount of money I
had available. I really appreci-
ate that Staples and the
Foundation came through for
us. It's been great!"
Monaghan pointed out
that it is an enormous cost
savings as well because each
of the 15 Kindles has 250
books on it. "Imagine how


much that would cost if these
were 'real' books!"
According to president
Patti Burch, the purpose of
the Foundation, which was
begun in the 1980s, is to pro-
vide funding for academics at
FBHS to supplement any fed-
eral, state or local funds.
"We have an endowment
fund as well as an operating
fund. The operating fund
includes the ever-important
mini-grants for the teachers.
Teachers make formal
requests for grants for these
funds which must directly
impact or enhance academics
at FBHS," said Burch.
The Foundation was
incorporated in 1986 as a


Ticket information
The FBHS
Foundation's Feast will be
held Feb. 25 at Walker's
Landing at Amelia Island
Plantation. The event
begins with an oyster
roast and includes
catering by Gourmet
Gourmet, silent auction
items from local restau-
rants and merchants and
a recap of the scholastic
accomplishments of the
past year.
Sponsorships for the
event range from $250-
$1,000 and include tickets
for food and drinks, sig-
nage and public recogni-
tion. Individual tickets are
$75.
Contact Jody Peters at
583-9597 or errail travel-
ingpeters@gmail.com or
Patti Burch at pat-
tiburch@bellsouth.net for
sponsorships and tickets.
Deadline is Monday.

nonprofit. It has 25 board
members and raises funds
through several events
throughout the year, includ-
ing a holiday luncheon in
November, the Foundation
Feast on Feb. 25 and, a new
event this year, "Fire Away
for Fernandina" a shotgun
tournament April 21.
Anyone interested in join-
ing can contact the
Foundation at fbhsfounda-
tion @gmail.com.


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need is simply to give
thanks. We, who for-
get how to give
thanks, get a bitter and brittle
spirit-
As we celebrate Black
History Month, we first thank
God for where He brought us
from, for we have come a
mighty long way. It would not
have been done without Him.
"Our African American
Community" is the theme
used by the young adult minm-
istry at First Missionary
Baptist Church as we contin-
ue to appreciate their place in
history.
As the celebration contin-
ues, we take a stroll in our
community and share. Some
did not know or even remem-
ber that Faye Scott served as
the first black manager at
Burger King in Fernandina
Beach; Michael Veal served
as the first black nianager at
McDonald's in Fernandina
Beach.
Look where they've come
from to where they are today.
They weren't wanted then,
but today they've reached
higher heights.
Need to know about
something that you can't
remember? Well, call up his-
torian Willie Mae Ashley. She
can tell you about it. A com-
munity advocate for the
restoration of Peck High
School, graduating at the top
of the class from the first
black school in our communi-
ty, historic Peck High, where
the auditorium is named in
her honor.
Travel to Fernan-dina
Beach High School, where
you will learn Brenda
Peterson is the first black
dean of students at FBHS. It
wasn't easy, however, she was
the one to handle it. And han-
dle it she did. Our hats off to
you.
Let's go downtown to City
Hall. There we will find infor-
mation of a young man who
grew up in Nassauville, grad-
,, td-om, hitiort .Peck


High,
returned to
O A teach there
and then
went on to be

Snavor and
commission-
er of
Fernandina
NOW AND Beach,
THEN Charles
... Albert.
Protecting
Maybelle us in the
Kirkland community
with the
police and
fire department, we find two
of Fernandina Beach's finest
with the police depart-
ment, Ronald Brazille is the
first black male officer and
detective to retire from the
police department.
On over to the fire
department we find Willie
Scott who beat all odds,
climbing the ladder of ranks,
proving what other-s thought
he could not do because he's
not a quitter. He is the first
black firefighter of Nassau
County.
Det. Brazille was not avail-
able to receive his award,
instead his sister Veronia
Brazille received it in his
honor.
As the celebration contin-
ues, you may be among the
"Who's Who." Be proud of
who you are and what you
have accomplished. We have
come a long way, but we still
have a long way to go. We've
carried our burdens in the
heat of the day, knowing that
the Lord will make a way. To
God be the glory as we move
forward.
Birthday wishes to Faye
Scott, Reginald Alexander Jr.,
'Martha Owens, Annette
Roberts, D'neshia Atwaters,
Evans Jones, Brenda
Peterson, Everette Way,
Latona Session, Janeisha
Williams, K'ayla Peterson,
James Payne, Mother Ruth
Sykes and unforgettable love
to mother Luverta Baker.


Island Art classes
Upcoming classes and
events at the Island Art
Association Education Center,
18 N. Second St., include:
Feb. 20, 27, Christy
Woods' Basic Sewing Classes,
5:30-9:30 p.m., contact 583-
2012 or email
christywoods@earthlink.net.
Feb. 28, Portrait
Workshop, 7-9 p.m., contact
Paul Massing, 321-0738.
Feb..18, 9:30 a.m.-noon,
Portrait Workshop with Paul
Massing, call 321-0738.
Feb. 23, Thursdays
Painters, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,
contact Gretchen Williams,
491-3171 or gretchwi@com-
casLnet.
Feb.. 23, 6:30 p.m.,
Photography Interest Group,
contact Pat Hooks,
path 11 @comcast.net.
Feb. 25, Free Childrens'
Art, two sessions, starting at
10 a.m., with Middle School
Art 1-2:15 p.m., Anne Howden
teacher, contact the gallery at
261-7020 to sign up.
Feb. 28, 29, Basic
Drawing, Lisa Inglis instruc-
tor, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., contact
Inglis at 557-1131.
Feb. 24, Plaster/Gauze
Sculpture Class, Anne
Howden instructor, 9 a.m.-
noon, contact Anne Howden
at 261-8193.
Feb. 27, 28, March 5,
Afternoon Children's Art,
Anne Howden instructor, 3-5
p.m., three sessions, call 261-
8193.


Air National Guard
Airman Dylan W. Mathis
graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force
Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week pro-
gram that included training in
military discipline and stud-
ies, Air Force core values,
physical fitness and basic war-


Vincent Salucci of Fern-
andina Beach has been
named to the dean's list for
the fall semester at Beloit
College, Beloit, Wis. To be


For a schedule of events
and classes or to rent the
Education Center visit www.
islandart.org or call 261-7020.
Woodblock talk
The Island Art Association
will hold its general meeting
on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the'lt
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St. James Kemp, pro-
fessor of Asian Humanities,
FSCJ, will speak on
Vietnamese woodblock print-
ing. The audience will have
an opportunity to make their
own woodblock talisman print
from a selection of contempo-
rary woodblocks.
Contact Denise Murphy at
310-6931 or murphy-david@
comcast.net for information.
Painting workshop
Painting Boldly and
Expressively with instructor
Sharon Haffey will be held
March 2, 3 and 9 from 9 a.m.-
noon at the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second St
Fee is $100 for all three ses-
sions or $40 per class.
The workshop will explore
ways to develop your own
painting style and bring life
and drama to your work.
Each day will include an
instructional portion, a short
painting demo and the oppor-
tunity to paint, all levels
To register, contact
Haffey at 310-9194 or at sshaf-
fey@aol.com. Mail payment
to her at 1640 Northpark
Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL
32034.


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Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Mathis is the son of Bryan
Mathis of Callahan. The air-
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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 17.2012/News-Leader


RELIGION


Snowplows, mountains and making it to ti
This time I was determined to when the snow as kids our parents would bundle us every other name. What's even
wait. The pain of sliding down the falls, and the plow up in so many layers that the fall to more amazing is how He got there.
icy slope had tempered my desire to trucks clear the the bottom usually didn't hurt- In It wasn't through scratching,
be on top. As I once again looked school parking lots, life, that's often not the case. clawing and pushing people down
toward the peak, a more calculated huge piles of snow Anyway, for me, a somewhat but rather by becoming a servant to
approach seemed the way to go. For rise from the frigid undersized lanky kid, getting us all. Now that's a different
the guy straddling the summit, his asphalt calling chil- on top was all about strategy, approach!
King Kong like roar said it all- For dren of all ages to Interestingly, since I've grown up, Contrary to the world's opinion,
us at the bottom, having his spot come and climb. I've found the same thing to be true. in God's kingdom, the way up is
was all that mattered. Invariably, once What has changed is my under- down. Those who humble them-
Growing up in Vermont prepared PUUrT you get a few kids standing of what being on top selves get exalted and those who
me for life in ways still unfolding. NOTES on the top, espe- looks like. That, coupled with an exalt themselves crash. As someone
Little did I know that the huge snow cially if they are entirely new approach for getting who has had his share of slides to
piles pushed up in the parking lot of boys, the game there, has reshaped my goals, the bottom, I've decided to do my
the John J. Flynn EleMentary School Pastor begins, ambitions and definition of real suc- best to follow Jesus' example. In the
would provide the perfect place to Rob Goyette King on the cess. end, becoming more like Him is the
learn one of life's most important Mountain; I sup- Let me say it as simply as I know highest place any of us will ever be
lessons how to get to the top. pose it's just part of human nature. how. Real success looks like Jesus. privileged to stand.
Now, for those of you who've Someone pushes someone down, According to the Bible, God the "Let nothing be done through
never been a kid in the snowy digs in and then waits for anyone to Father has highly exalted Him and strife or vainglory; but in lowliness
North. let me explain. Every year. challenge their position. Thankfully, given Him a name that is above of mind let each esteem others bet-


he top

ter than themselves. Look not every
man on his own things, but every
man also on the things of others. Let
this mind be in you, which was also
in Christ Jesus: who, being in the
form of God, thought it not robbery
to be equal with God: But made
Himself of no reputation, and took
upon Him the form of a servant, and
was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a
man, He humbled Himself, and
became obedient unto death,
even the death of the cross.
Whi 11. i.o'i i- God also has highly
exalted Him and given Him a name
which is above every name
(Philippians 2:3-9)
Robert L Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
rgoy@litvintwatersoutreach.org


RELIGION NOTES


Food, containers needed
The Salvation Army Hope House
is in need of non-perishable food to
give to those in need. If you can help,
it needs: 1.) Peanut butter and jelly
2.) Canned and dried fruit 3.)
Canned meats like tuna, chicken,
spam, Vienna sausages 4.) Ready to
eat canned meals like beanie-wee-
nies, raviolios, beef stew 5.) Boxed
skillet dinners 6.) Clean plastic con-
tainers, like those that contained
whipped butter, cottage cheese and
sliced lunch meat. Please deliver to
410 S. Ninth St. Call 321-0435 for
information.
Bible study
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.
Prophetic conference
New Life Christian Fellowship,
2701 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville will
host international Evangelist Perry
Stone and the End Time Prophetic
Conference today through Feb. 19.
Stone is an acclaimed author and the
host of the weekly TV program
Manna-Fest. For information visit
www.nlcf.org.
Youth explosion
Christ-Like Youth & Teen
Ministries will present youth 2
Explosion, Expect the Unexpected,
on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. .at First
Assemblyof God on South 14th
Street, Fernandina Beach. For infor-
mation visit www.clytm.weebly.corm.

Special guest
Living Waters World Outreach


Center is pleased to host Darcie Gill
in its weekend services Feb. 18 at 6
p.m. and Feb. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
Gill first answered the Lord's call
to the missions field in 1976 when
she and her husband, Tim, minis-
tered to the Navajo Indians in the
four corners region of Arizona. She
has traveled the world since 1998 as
a staff member of Voice of the
Martyrs, ministering to and encour-
aging the persecuted church and
being a voice for these suffering
Christians in hundreds of churches
and gatherings across America. Gill
has ministered to persecuted Chris-
tians in Cuba, Colombia, Sudan,
Vietnam, China, Pakistan, Korea,
Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Kashmir,
India, Iraq, the West Bank/Gaza/
Israel and Jordan. Through these
first-hand encounters she will share
the victories of the suffering Body,
allowing members the honor to get
to know their family who endure
afflictions for the cause of Christ.
For information call 321-2117.
The church is located at 96282 Brady
Point Road, just west of the Shave
Bridge.
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 and a Women's Day Program
on March 4 at 5 p.m. All are wel-
come. For information call Sis.
Sherry Thompson at 335-7496 or
leave message at 261-4114.

Faithlink Encounters
Memorial United Methodist
Church hosts Faithlink Encounters,
discussing current events and how
they connect to our lives, 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-
lirie.com.


Mardi Gras service
Jazz up your Sunday morning and
your spirit with a creative worship
service featuring a jazz ensemble at
New Vision Congregational Church
on Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. Worship will
embrace and celebrate the rhythm of
the jazz tradition as the church
explores the religious roots of the
festival of Mardi Gras.
New Vision worships each
Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96074 Chester
Road in Yulee. Visit www.NewVision
CongregationalChurch.org or con-
tact the Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore
at 238-1822.
Talentshow
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" 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 MC for the
night. Nursery provided. The con-
cert is free, with an offering taken.
Call 261-5769 for information.
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
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.

Pancakesupper
The Brotherhood of St Andrew, a
men's organization within St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, will hold its annu-
al Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Feb. 21 from 5-7 p.m. in Burns Hall,
Ninth Street and Atlantic Avenue,
Fernandina Beach.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $2.50 for
children (10 and under), and free for


infants (3 and under) and are avail-
able at the church office, from any
Brotherhood of St. Andrew member,
or at the door. This event is open to.
the public.
Tuesday worship
Join the Salvation Army Hope
House anti be changed by the power
of the Gospel message on Feb. 21 at
nobn. For more information call 321-
0435 or stop by the Hope House,
located at 410 S. Ninth St.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church will
serve meals for individuals and fami-
lies in need on Thursday, Feb. 23
from 5-6:30 p.m. at the church,
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, anyone attending, or needing a
meal delivered, should call 261-4741,
ext 110 in advance. For information,
call Robyn Stuckey at 583-3280.
Shabbatservices
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. Servi-
ces will begin at 6:30 p.m. For the
location and more information, con-
tact Debbie Price at 310-6060 or
deb203@aol.com.
Celtic serve
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.
Latin dinner
Taste traditional Latin American
food as La Tierra Prometida (The
Promise Land) Church hosts a din-
ner of dishes from Mexico, El
Salvador, Honduras, Puerto Rico and
Uruguay on Feb. 25 starting at 5
p.m. at 416 Alachua St., Fernandina
Beach. Admission is free, with dona-.
tions happily accepted for the build-
ing fund for the Spanish ministry.


Call (904) 349-2595 for information.
Black History event
Friendship Baptist Church will
hold a Black History event at 11 a.m.
on Feb. 26. Speaker will be the Rev.
CJ. Brown of Jacksonville. For infor-
mation, call Bernice at 225-5627.
Winter conference
A Winter Conference at Amelia
Plantation Chapel will be held March
1 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., led by the Rev.
Dr. Andrew Purves, professor of
Reformed Pastoral Theology at the
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Purves will share his own spiritual
journey through cancer and his con-
victions about the presence of Christ
in our lives and in the ministry of the
church today There will betwo pre-
sentations in the morning; Cancer
and Faith and Crucifixion and Faith,
and one in the afternoon,
Resurrection Faith, with opportuni-
ties for discussion and questions. A
delicious lunch will be provided.
Registration is $25 per person.
Contact Mary in the chapel office to
register at 277-4414. The chapel is
located at 36 Bowman Road, Amelia
Island.
Duke chorale
Duke University Chorale, under
the direction of Dr. Rodney
Wynkoop, will perform at Amelia
Plantation Chapel on March 6 at 7
p 1 ,. I j1,.l I, are $10 and available at
the door. The chapel is located at 36
Bowman Road, Amelia Island. Call
277-4414 for information.
Alternative Gift Market
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. 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, grad-
uation, 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 gar-
den decor, body care, children's gifts
and more. Your purchases benefit
women, children and families in our
neighborhood and in developing
countries. Call 261-4293.


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Sunday Worship ............................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ...........6:15 pm
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941017 Old Nas4awlle Road Courey Rd-107 South
Fernondina Beach, FL32034
261-4741
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Church
Pastor. Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:3Cpm
Preschool and Children Activities
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Ted Schroder, Pastor
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All art Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
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Amelia Iland Plantation
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Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm& 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methoist Chuirch
Sunday Masses 8am 9:30am lam 1230pm
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6pm-Tuesday
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85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
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BAPTIST CHURCH
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
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Classes For All Age
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85971 Harts Rd., West
Yulee, FL 32097


904-225*5128
Fax 226-0809


FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School.............. 9:4SA.M.
Worship Service. ........... 10;55A.M.
Disdpleship Tralning ......... 6:00P.M.
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736 Bonneieew Roadr ( r s.ew ma Sar 4.)
904-261-461S (church office)
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First Baptist
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SUNDAY WORSHIP
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
904-261-3617
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261-6220
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7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
8 15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
9:00 a.m. Holy Euchaist
11 :00 a.m. Service.
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday
904-261-4293
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PHOTOS BY BETHJONES/NEWS-LEADER
It was a sweet start for the Pirates on Valentine's Day as they opened the-season with a 2-1 victory over the visiting Bishop Snyder Cardinals
Tuesday. Brendan Manning slides safely into third base, left. James Martin sneaks in for a steal at second, right.


Jake Foley tries to tag a Bishop Snyder runner as he slides back to first base, left. Avery Womble
relays the ball to first base, center. CJ. Shelton started on the mound for the Pirates Tuesday, right.
H ie pitched four innings before Jeremy Taylor took over as the Pirates' hurler. Taylor got the win. The
Pirates travel to Episcopal tonight.


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Pirates, Hornets open '12 season with wins


Buchanan, Moule

make all-star game
BEI'H JONES
News Leadekr
Trailing 1-0, the Pirates' Jeremy
Taylor doubled to open the bottom of
the fourth inning Tuesday in the sea-
son opener at home.
Bishop Snyder's Cardinals scored
in thte opening inning, but it wasn't
until Pirate Brendan Manning singled
'to knock in the tying run.
With the game still knotted at 1-1
in the bottom of the seventh inning,
Thomas Guinn got on base with a sin-'
gle to right field. James Martin
pushed him to second with a sacrifice
bunt and Marcus Taylor's single sent
Guinn home for the game-winner.
The Fernandina Beach High


HIGH SCHOOLS

School baseball team picked up a 2-1
season-opening win over the.
Cardinals.
Marcus Taylor was 2-for-4 and
Manning was 2-for-2 for the Pirates,
who had eight hits on the night. They
got one apiece from Martin, Jeremy
Taylor, Nick Crawford and Guinn.
C.J. Shelton started on the mound
for the Pirates and, in four innings of
work, gave up one run on three hits,
struck out four and walked one.
Jeremy Taylor got the win on the
mound. He pitched the final three,
giving up no runs on three hits with
three strikeouts.
The Pirates'travel to Episcopal
tonight. First pitch is at 6 p.m. They
take on Lake City at home at 5 p.m.


Tuesday.
The Yulee Hornets opened the
season with a nine-inning battle with
Mandarin Monday. The Hornets
edged the visiting Mustangs 3-2.
With one out in the bottom of the,
ninth inning, junior Randy Clark hit a
long fly ball over the center fielder's
head to score Matt LeBlanc with the
winning run from third base.
Sophomore Brandon Wingate
pitched the final five innings of the
game in relief, giving up no runs nor
hits while striking out seven batters.
Junior Chris Murdock started on the
mound and, in four innings, gave up a
pair of runs on four hits while strik-
'ing out five.
Senior Zach Camp had two RBIs
for the Hornets.
"Solid pitching, error-free defense
and timely hitting is what wins
games," said Will Minor, head base-


ball coach at Yulee High School "Our
pitchers did a good job of holding
Mandarin to four hits. We made. only
one error and we had the big hit in
the ninth when we needed it to win
the L' .I I-, ,, ,
\\i imng in that fashion was a
great start to the season. Now we just
need to build on that everyday and
get better at our weaknesses."
The Hornets played at Bishop
Kenny Thursday. They close out the
week tonight at home with Robert E.
Lee. First pitch is at 6 p.m.
Fernandina Beach High School
seniors Liba Buchanan and Lauren
Moule will represent the Lady Pirate
soccer team in the North Florida
Senior All-Star Game at 8 p.m. Feb.
24 at Patton Park in Jacksonville.
Twenty-three area girls were cho-
sen from more than 60 nominations
for the honor.


"Old salts"
Keegan
Kilian and
Alex
Antczak of
Fernandina
Beach,
both 7,
demon-
strate their
redfishing
techniques.
Kilian
poses for a
shot with
his big red,
right, which
his fishing
partner
helped him
land with
the net, far
right.
PHOTOS BY
KEVIN IL.ARY
sIOMa.


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Watch out

for Pirates,


runners on


Saturday
ED HARDEE
For the News-Leader

More than 500 runners
and walkers are expected to
take part in the Pirates on the
Run 5K/10K race Saturday
morning. The event starts at
8:30 a.m., and race-day regis-
tration will be from 7-8 a.m.
Saturday at the race head-
quarters, Burns Hall of St.
Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave.
Motorists should be aware
that runners will be on the
roads Saturday morning and
be prepared for brief traffic
disruptions.
The race will start on
Atlantic Avenue in front of the
church at 8:30 a.m. The street
will be closed to traffic briefly
from the starting area to 15th
Street, beginning about 8:25
a.m. Runners will head east
on Atlantic Avenue to Citrona
Drive, south on Citrona to
Beech Street and from there
onto the Egans Creek
Greenway. 10K runners will
also be crossing Jasmine
Street at the Greenway.
Runners will exit the
Greenway at the Atlantic,
Avenue Recreation Center
and will run west from there
back to the church, running
on the south side of Atlantic
Avenue in a designated lane
marked by traffic cones.
They will finish back at the
church, crossing Atlantic'at
Ninth Street. Atlantic Avenue
will be open to traffic at this
time, but police will stop traf-
fic briefly to allow the run-
ners to cross. Please use cau-
tion along Atlantic Avenue.
The race should be over by
,. about 10:30,a.m . .
Free parking will be avail-
able in designated parking
areas at Central Park and at
the. Nassau County School
Board offices on Atlantic
Avenue. Please don't park in
the downtown area on Centre
Street.
The Ned Tyson Memorial
Pirates on the Run 5K/10K
will feature a free pancake
breakfast for registered run-
ners and walkers. The first
500 people to register will
receive a technical T-shirt
Scoring for the 5K and
10K races will be done with
ChampionChip timing. New
this year will be disposable
timing chips, so they won't
have to be returned after the
run. You must wear a chip on
your shoe to be timed. No
strollers, dogs or headphones
in the 5K or 10K
Awards will be presented
-to the top three male and
female finishers in both ,
events, the top masters (age
40 and up) and grandmasters
(age 50 and up) runners and
the top three finishers in 15
age groups. Multiple awards
will not be given.
Registration is $25 per per-
son through race day with no
refunds.
Proceeds benefit AIR's
youth scholarship program
and St. Peter's mission trips.
Members of the
Fernandina Pirates Club in
full regalia will cheer the run-
ners and walkers and hand
out Mardi Gras beads to fin-
ishers.
Additional information
about the Pirates on the Run
is available at www.Amelia
IslandRunners.com.


Journey team two holds offSpringhill in Saturday showdown


Just four teams remain undefeated in
Family Driven Softball league action this
week. They are all from two churches.
Celebration Baptist Church's Team One and
Two and Team One and Three from The
Journey Church. But the game of the week
featured another team from the Journey
church as Team Two held off a strong final-
inning comeback from Springhill Baptist
Church.
Mike Mathis scored the first run of the day
for Journey Two, but Springhill, which could
generate no runs in the first week of competi-
tion, jumped out front with a 4-1 lead as Sean
Gossett, Makaya Wellington, Ben Guest and
Jeff Abel all scored in the first inning. Journey
Two then exploded with a second inning fren-
zy, scoring nine runs behind timely hitting and
Springhill defensive miscues.
But Springhill managed to tighten the


defense and shut down the offensive attack of
Team Two for the next three innings. Pat
Harter's Journey squad added three more
runs in the fifth inning as J.W. Benge, Bill
Shealy and Mathis all scored.
Chuck Lynch's Springhillers then made a
charge in the final inning, scoring four runs as-
Wellington batted in Paige Conklin and
Gossett while Abel hit a triple and drove in
Wellington and Lynch. But Abel was left on
base as Springhill managed to load the bases
only to fall short Journey Two won the game
13-110.
Springhill did notch its first win of the sea-
son with a 16-4 victory over First Baptist
Church of Fernandina. Both Ben Guest and
Makaya Wellington hit 4-for-4 for the
Springhillers.
Undefeated Celebration Team Two defeat-
ed Five Points Baptist Church 21-3 behind the


hitting of Cory Reynolds who hit 3-for-3 with a
home run. Celebration One (also undefeated),
beat The Carpenters House 21-11 as coach
Chris Spivey hit 3-for-4 with two home runs
and a triple. Unbeaten Journey Three defeated
Journey Four 17-14: Charlie Deberry hit 4-for-
4 for Team Three. IUnbeaten Journey One
defeated First Baptist 18-2; Tony Thorton hit 2-
for-2 for the Journey squad.
Celebration Two beat Journey Two 11-5
behind the hitting of Allen Tapley and Herman
Cook. Celebration One defeated Lannie Road
Baptist Church 11-1. Taylor Massey hit 3-for-4
for Team One. Journey Three slipped by
Christwalk 13-8 and Journey One beat Yulee
Baptist 13-1. Damon Rowland, Blaine
Dickinson and Matt Thorton all hit 3-for-3 for
Journey One.
For the second week in a row, two players
earned this week's men's player of the week


honors. Deberry hit 7-for-7 for Journey Three
while B.J. Jones (Celebration Two) hit 6-for-7
with three home runs and a triple. Also for the
first time in league history, two players earned
player-of-the-week honors from the same
team- Ladies player of the week is Celebratioh
Two's Lauren Vriezima, who hit 5-for-8 to help
her team to two victories on the day.
Next week's game of the week could be at 1
p.m. as First Baptist will take on Yulee
Overflow as both teams are very evenly
matched. There is great food and family frend-
ly prices at the concession stand and all are
invited to come out and enjoy all of the games
as action begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. All games
are at the softball grounds at Springhill, which
is located on Old Nassauville Road.
For information on the league go to
www.fdslsoftball.org or call President Ernie
Stuckey at 261-6083.


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SLUBMnITIE
Ashley and Lindsey Manning, CIS student volunteers, assist in holiday food delivery.



Jaguars help feed hungry here

In the spirit of the season their continued support," Nassau students for the past
of giving, the Jacksonville Delores Barr Weaver said. 10 years through monetary
Jaguars organization, on "On behalf of these great grants exceeding $300,000,
behalf of its Touchdown Club folks, we made this contribu- the Jaguars Honor Rows pro-
members and a personal tion through Second Harvest gram, recognizing our stu-
donation by Wayne and to serve the less fortunate." dents with a special Jaguar
Delores Barr Weaver to Wayne Weaver added, "We game day trip, and food distri-
Second Harvest Food Bank, are thankful for the work of bution during the holidays.
100 Communities In Schools Second Harvest and apprec "'We are sincerely grateful
Nassau families received a ate our partnership with to the Jacksonville Jaguars
very special holiday dinner. Winn-Dixie as the official and The Jaguars Foundation
In addition to all the fix- supermarket of the Jaguars." for their continued confidence
ings for a holiday meal, Communities In Schools in our work and their invest-
including fruits, vegetables, staff and volunteers distrib- ment in the success of our
stuffing, cornbread and cran- uted the food and gift certifi- children," stated Susan
berry sauce, each family cates to CIS families most in Milana, executive director of
received a $10 Winn-Dixie gift need in Callahan, Hilliard, Communities In Schools of
card to be used to purchase.a Yulee and Fernandina Beach. Nassau County.
meat or protein. The Jaguars have part- For information on
"We truly have the best nered with and supported Communities In Schools, visit
fans and we are grateful for Communities In Schools www.cisnassau.org.


RECREATION ROUNDUP


The city of Fernandina Beach Recreation
Department (city website www.fbfl.us) offers:
Peck Gym weight room is open from 11
am.. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
days. Cost is $3 a day, $25 a month for city
residents ($31.25 non-city), $120 for sixth
months ($150 non-city) or $180 for 12 months
($225 non-city). Personal training is available.
Fee is $30 per session, $75periweek (three
sessioris 'or $266 a mofith (two sessions per
week for four weeks). Dietary analysis and
food program. Call Jay at 277-7364.
Coed exercise is from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays at the MLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class (city), $3 (non-city).
Shotokan karate classes for ages 6 and
up with instructor Jerry Williamson are from
3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays in


the Peck Center auditorium. Fee is $40 month-
ly for city residents ($45 non-city). Register at
the Atlantic Recreation Center.
Lap swim is from 6-9 a.m. and noon to 3
p.m. Monday through Friday at Atlantic Center.
Cost is $2 a day.
Fernandina Beach Scuba Club meets at 6
p.m. the second Friday at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Call Kathy Russell, 753-
.11.43, or e-mail kru'ssell@fbfl.org.
Aqua 1 water aerobics is from 10-10:55
a.m. weekdays at the Atlantic Center pool.
Deep water aerobics (aqua fitness belts
required) is Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday from 11-11:55 a.m. Cost is $50 per
month (city residents and $62.50 (non-city) for
one class per day; $60 (city residents) and $75
(non-city) for two classes; or $5 for one class,
$10 for two.


2012 SCHEDULES


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Wrestling
Feb, 17 State at Lakeland
Feb. 18 State at Lakeland


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Junior Varsity Baseball
FIRST COAST
at Camden County
at Femandina Beach
at West Nassau
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PAXON
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HILUARD
at Buchholz
at Englewood
at Femandina Beach'
BAKER COUNTY
PAXON
at Stanton
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STANTON
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COLUMBIA
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GAINESV1LLE
at Hilliard
ENGLEWOOD"
at Ed White
at First Coast
at Paxon
Distnct at West Nassau
Senior night
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Softball
EPISCOPAL
BOLLES
FERNANDINA BEACH
at Raines
at Baldwin
WEST NASSAU
BAKER COUNTY
at West Nassau


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Track and Field
March 1 at West Nassau 400
March 8 at Yulee 4100
March 15 atYulee 400
March 22 County at West Nassau 4100
April 12 DisrInct 3-2A at Rafes 200
April 19 Region 1-2A at Bodies 100
April 28 State2AatUNF 1Oamrn
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Varsty Baseball
Feb 17 at Epscopal 600
Feb 21 COLUMBIA 500
Feb 23 at Bolles 600
Feb 28 YULEE' 600
March 1 at -illiard 600
Math 2 WEST NASSAUV 600
March 6 MARIST 700
March 8 at Baker County 630
March 10 WAYNE COUNTY 100
March 13 at Yulee' 600
March 16 at Auburn Aa- 700
March 17 at Opefka. Ala 11am
March 20 Baker County (BB Grounds) 7 00
March 22 at Columbra 600
Match 27 CAMDEN COUNTY 700
March 29 at West Nassau' 600
March 30 at Bishop Kenny 6:00


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April 17
April 19
April 24
April 26
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FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Varsity Baseball
Feb. 17 EPISCOPAL 6:00
Feb, 22 BISHOP SNYDER 5:00
Feb. 23 YULEE 6.00
Feb. 24 at Baker County 5:30
March 1 BISHOP KENNY 5100
March 8 CAMDEN COUNTY 5:00
March 9 at Yulee 600
March 12 at Bishop Kenny 5100
March 15 WEST NASSAU 5 00
March 19 at Camden County 5:00
March 22 at Episcopal 6.00
March 27 at Bishop Snyder 5:00
March 31 BAKER COUNTY 11am
April 9 at Fleming Island 4:00
April 10 FLEMING ISLAND 5.00
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOl1
Sottball
Feb. 21 NEASE 6:00
Feb. 22 at Bishop Kenny 430
Feb, 23 at Raines 6.00
Feb. 28 at Yulee' 7:00
March 1 at Baker County 6:00
Match 2 MATANZAS 530
March 5 at Eagles View 600
March 8 RAINES 6.100


March 9 WEST NASSAU' 6:00'
March 13 atNease 7:00
March 15 ED WHITE 7:00
March 16 STANTON 7:00
March 19 BISHOP KENNY 6:30
March 20 YULEE' 6:00
March 23 at University Christian 7:00
March 27 at West Nassau" 7:00
March 30 HILLIARD 6:30
April 10 at Stanton 5:00
April 12 at Ed White 6:00
April 13 UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN 7:00
April 17-19 District 4-4A at Yulee
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Tennis
Feb. 21 YULEE 3*30
Feb. 23 at Camden (boys) 4:00
Feb. 28 at Bishop Kenny 3:30
March 2-3 at Camden tournament 3:00
March 6 BOLLES (boys) 4:00
March 13 TERRY PARKER 3:30'
March 15 WEST NASSAU 330
March 20 at Yulee 3:30
March 27 HILLIARD 3:30
April 2-3 District 3-2A at Bolles 8am
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Weightlifting
Feb. 29 at Yulee 4:00
March 7 at Bceles/Yulee 4:00
March 14 County at West Nassau 3:00
March 21 District qualifier at UC 3:00
March 28 at Eagles View 4:00
April 2 District 3-1A at West Nassau 1:00
April 20-21 State 1A at Kissimmee TBA


SPORTS SHORTS


rm Street Utde League
Elm Street Litie League is holding regis-
tration for the spring season from 3:30-6:30
p m. Monday through Friday at the MLK
Center. Fee is S40 per child (S10 extra for
additional sibling) For information. 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 Peterson or Mark Puca at (904) 238-
3118.

Special Olympks Fe24
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 games in Jacksonville at Ed White High
March 31.

ChaBengeBowfing
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.

BoulesQub
Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.,
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at
3:30 p.m. on thq petanque courts at the south
end of the downtown marina.
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.

Lady shooters
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 partic-
ipant and includes clay targets, ammunition,
use of a shotgun and lunch. Just eight spots
are available so register eariy; 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
morning 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 participants
must sign a release form.
For information call 753-4619 dr 5.48-'8 ".':
or visit ameliashotgunsports.com.

O anized 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
miniature 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.

ALSwalklnJacksonvfle
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 alona with their families and friends, will
make a two-mile trek in The Walk to Defeat
ALS, hoping their steps will make 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-
tie. Many people, without any personal con-
nection, still walk out of a simple concern for
those who are suffering with Lou Gehng'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 cant. The Walk to Defeat
ALS is the ALS Association's signature event,
in which all funds directly support cutting-edge
research, programs and patient care Last
year, these events raised nearly $1.2 million
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

Get readytorunmGate
Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Baptist
Beaches physicians will present a free semi-
nar, "Getting Ready to Run the Gate," March
8 at the 1 st Place Sports, 424 S. Third St.,
Jacksonville Beach. Edward D. Young, M.D.,
will discuss "Common Foot and Ankle
Running Injuries."
The evening will begin with a fun run, fol-
lowed by the seminar; question-and-answer
will follow. A Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute
rehab staff member will be available to dis-
cuss warm-up and stretching before and after
the fun run. There is no charge and it is open
to the public.
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 16-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.

Run under the lights
Join the Amelia Island Runners
Wednesday nights under the lights from 6-7
p.m. (weather permitting) at the Fernandina
Beach High School track, 435 Citrona Drive.
These weekly runs are open to the public.
Free expert coaching advice is available
most weeks from Roy Benson, a nationally
recognized and published exercise scientist
and running coach.
Join members from the club for a group
run every Saturday morning, beginning at 7
a.m. at Current 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 club to participate. Email presi-
dent@ameliaislandrunners.com.

Sailing Cubmeets
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.

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


BeanumpiOr
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 you live or work in Baker, Bradford, Clay,
Duval, Putnam, St. Johns or Nassau County,
contact Terry Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or
visit www.rivercityumps.com.

To submit an item for this column, contact
Beth Jones at 261-3696 or email to
bjones@fbnewsleader.com.


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4-H member Rachel Benoit leads a game of bingo while Kelly Hygema checks to make
sure ARC clients are marking the correct spaces on their cards, above. Below, Nassau
County 4-H Council members, from left, front row, Kody Barger and Rachel Benoit,
back row Kelly Hygema, Ashton Fraize and Jane Benoit, are excited and ready to
spend the day with ARC clients.


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traveled to the Association for
Retarded Citizens of Nassau
County. This visit was just one
of several the council has
planned this year. The council
decided to focus its Community
Pride Service Project around
taking part in assisting the
ARC, adopting soldiers over-
seas and animal shelter welfare.
lor The project is titled Project
tionof Triple "A," and it received a
ecliners $250 grant from the Chevron
east! Oil Corp. to assist in funding
its endeavors.
At ARC, 4-H members
9d worked alongside clients
throughout the day while lead-
ing a series of activities.
Activities included crafts and
ect games such as making paper
snowflakes, putting together
picture frames, creating paper
k Af flowers, playing bingo, and par-


ticipating in a talent show. ARC
clients learned a lot from the
4-H youth and the 4-H youth
learned a lot from the ARC
clients.
"Our adults feel like it's just
a play day. They look forward to
it so much. It's a great day for
them. We love it," said Faye
Johnson, ARC director.
"The council looks forward
to visiting ARC again in the
spring," said Amanda Thien,.
Nassau County Extension
Agent, 4-H Youth Development
As a result of Project Triple
"A," the council also plans to
continue writing letters to sol-
diers overseas as well as send-
ing them care packages and
youths will make toys for home-
less pets and collect supplies
for a local animal shelter.
To learn more about the
opportunities provided by 4-H,
call (904) 879-1019.


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The Nassau County Board
of County Commissioners
adopted Ordinance No. 2003-
13, as amended, known as the
"Addressing Ordinance," which
provides for a Uniform
Addressing and Street Naming
System.
The ordinance requires all
residential and commercial
buildings in the unincorporated
areas of the county to be issued
an address by the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office. The
assigned building addresses
for all residential and commer-
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rated areas, shall be posted by
the owner or occupants in con-
formity with Section 4 of the
ordinance.
Copies of Ordinance No.
2003-13, and amendments
thereto, are available for public
inspection at the office of the
County Manager, located at the
James S. Page Governmental
Complex, 96135 Nassau Place,
Suite 1, Yulee, during normal
business hours, Monday
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The Fourth Annual Amelia Island
Film Festival open-I Tnur-day and run.,
through Feb. 26, "vith an opening red
carpet screening of "The love Guru" at
the Peck Center at 7 p m. Thursday, fol-
lowed by an after-party at Cafe Karibo.
Movies will be shown throughout
the weekend at 1 a.m I p.m., 4 p.m.
and 7 p.m. at Sheffield's, The: Anchor
and the Peck Center. Special events
include the PBS' Real Food,,/Real
Kitchens event at St. Peter's on Feb. 24,
Dinner and a Show (Midnight in
Paris") at Cafr Karibo Feb. 25, and the
world premiere of "Conversations on
Catfish, Courtrooms and Change: The
Life and Times of Henry lee Adams,
Jr." at the Nassau County Courthouse
on Centre Street on Feb. 24, starting
with a reception at 5:30 p.m. at O'Kane's
Irish Pub and Eatery.
There will be a free children's Red
Carpet Event with the Jacksonville
Bullies Mascot to screen "The Dog
Who Saved Halloween" and several
other shorts. The Stella Beer Garden
will again be open throughout the festi-
val and this year will be held in the
Courtyard at Luigi's. The festival will


Dinner anda movie
Friends of tne Femandina Beach
Library are parmenng with the Amelia
Island Film Festival and Cafe Karbo
to present the firsi event in the One
Book. One Community sees for
2012 Join the Friends for a French-
ihemed buffet dinner and see the film
"Midnight In Paris.' writen and direct-
ed by Woody Allen and starring
Owen Wilson Rachel McAdams,
Kathy Bates and Adnen Brody. It is
nominated for four Oscars
The event is Feb 25 from 7-10
p.m. at the Caf, Karibo, 27 N. Third
St. Purchase tickets at ameliaisland-
filmfestrval.org. The ticket pnce is col-
lected for cost recovery of the film
showing and food.
This event is sponsored by the
Amelia Island Film Festival, Cafe
Kanbo and the Friends of the
Femandina Beach Library.

close with an Oscar Party at Sheffield's
at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 where everyone is
encouraged to come dressed as their
FILM Continued on 2B


PHOTO BY FRANCES BART'l'T/oR THE NVEWS1-1-:kDR
"The Gospel Train," in production above, featuring Amelia Island singer-musicians Joey & Jeanie
and produced by local filmmaker Nadine Vaughan, has been selected for the Amelia Island Film
Festival. The short music video will be screened on Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. at The Anchor in downtown
Fernandina Beach, along with other shorts. Joey & Jeanie sing for free at the Council on Aging
every month as well as for other nonprofit organizations on Amelia Island,


Concours to celebrate legendary Ferrari


JACKSONVILLE -The
Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance will celebrate the
50th anniversary of the leg-
endary Ferrari 250 GTO at its
2012 show March 9-11 on the
10t I and 18th fairways of The
Golf Club of Amelia Island at
Summer Beach adjacent to
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island.
The Foundation has been
working on the anniversary
celebration for more than two
years and expects that it will
be one of the most important
milestones in the hobby. The
honoric for 2012 will be rally
and endurance legend Vic
Elford and the iconic Ferrari
(TO will be featured..
The C;'iTO was built
between 1962 and 1964, and is
universally considered the
most coveted of all Ferraris
built. These vehicles rarely
change hands and when they
do, it is usually via a private
transaction.
This isn't the first time the
Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance has successfully
planned and celebrated a
major anniversary and many
enthusiasts will agree that
being the first major concourse
on the calendar makes Amelia
a tough act to follow for other
shows.
In fact, the success of the
Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance over the years is
duo largely to the dedication
the organizers have to delving
further into automotive histo-


The 2011
Best in Show,
Concours de
Sport winner,
a 1935
Duesenberg S.
Speedster
owned by
Harry Yeaggy
of Cincinnati,
Ohio.
SlBMIrli'l.


i-y than most other similar
events in order to identify and
properly lhnrii, igi- ilii'; ti
milestones in the history and
evolution of the automobile.
In Amelia's case, it's the rac-
ing that counts.
Last year's 40th anniver-
sary of the dominating
Porsche 917's victories at the
24 Hours of Daytona and Le
Mans endurance races was
the most recent example of
this successful approach,
which has set Amelia apart
from any other concourse.
Always wrapped into a semi-
nar format, Amelia is known
for marking an anniversary *
and ,i hibi .,ine it with those
figures that participated along
with educating the public with
never-heard firsthand stories
and anecdotes.
One of the most popular


seminars was the 100th
anniversary of New York-to-
Paris Race, a.k.a. "The Great
Race of 1908," which was held
in 2008. The great grandson
of the winning driver accom-
panied by the winning
Thomas Flyer automobile -
was on hand and gave a first-
person historical account of
the race acting as his great
grandfather. The presentation
was extremely well received
by the standing-room-only
audience.
"As the first major show of
the year, Amelia is fortunate
in that it sometimeA sets the
tone for others to follow," said
Bill Warner, Concours
founder and chairman. "We
are well known for rolling an
anniversary into a seminar
and the public really loves
how we do it. The Ferrari


GTO is another example of
our planning ahead to cele-
brate a very important mile-
stone. Over the past several
years, I've noticed that other
shows will recognize an
important event before the
actual year it occurred just to
be the first to do it, and to me
that diminishes the historical
value."
This approach is often-
times confusing to automotive
< illi,-.:i -, too, but Warner
adds that much like the wine
commercial of years ago that
boasted of selling "no wine
before its time," Amelia
makes it a point to be true to
history and recognize a mile-
stone when it actually
occurred.
"It's very important to our
CARS Continued on 2B


Literary giant


headlines festival


Douglas Anderson School
of the Arts presents the 12th
Annual Writcrs' Festival
Saturday, March 3 from 8:30
a.m.-5 p.m. at the University
of North Florida Student
Union Building 58W, with a
full day of hands-on writing
workshops conducted by
authors, University profes-
sors and special guest,
Margaret Atwood.
Participants will register in
the second floor entryway
before being directed to the
auditorium on the first floor
where the welcome and
opening event will take
place. The day's events will
culminate with a 7 p.m.


evening
reading by.
Atwood at
the UNF
Robillson
Theatre.
The
evening
reading is
Atwood open to the
public.
Alwood
is a giant of modern litera-
ture who has anticipated,
explored, satirized and
even changed the Ipopul ar
preoccupations of our time.
The New York Times best-

WRITE Continued on 2B


Sounds on Centereturns


Once again Centre Street
will come alive with music
and dance as Sounds on
Centre (SOC) begins its fifth
season. The free concert
series, presented by the
Historic Fernandina
Business Association, opens
March 2 with Alan Huppman
and the Face For Radio band
playing classic rock.
The concerts will musi-
cally explode the first Friday
of each month (except for
May, when everyone will be
partying at the Shrimp


Festival) from 6-8 p.m. on
Centre Street between
Second and Front streets.
Bring a chair, your dancing
shoes (ust in case) and a
smile and a song in your
heart.
The lineup for the 2012
series includes Orlino
Esguerra with hip hop on
April 6; The Instant Groove
with jazz and rhythm and
blues June 1; Stephen
Combs Band playing coun-

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FLEA & TICK SALE
The Nassau Humane Society
Annual Flca and Tick Garage Sale is
today and Feb. 18 from 7:30 a.m.-2:30
p.rn. at the Fernandina Beach
Airport hangar. Shope for art.
antiques. furniture. housewares.
jewelry. sporting goods. tools.
toys. clothing and other items at
bargain prices. For information
call Penny at 321-0022. All pro-
ceeds go to help the homeless animals at the shel-
ter. located .11 i, i, from the municipal airport.


CHILI COOK-OFF
The Fernandina Pirates will
descend upon the 18th annual
Mardi Gras Festival and
Parade featuring the Great
Camden County Chili Cook
Off Feb. 18 at Gilman
Wate-rfront Park in St. Mars.
Ga. The cookoff is from 11 a.m.-2
p.m. Categories include Hot Traditional Chili.
Best White Chili and Most Creative. Spectators
may pay $5 to taste all of the chilis and vote on the
Peoples Choice Award. The Pirates Club also will


host a blood drive at the cookoff.
The Mardi Gras Festival features a street festi-
val from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. with the parade at 10 a.m.
Contact (912) 882-4000 or info@stmaryswel-
come.com for information. Visit www.camden-
chili.com and www.fernandinapirates.com.

ZORA & M4RJORif

Zora meets Marjorie on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at the
closing event of the
Amelia Island Book
Festival. Meet panelists
Dr. Anna Lillios. Marsha
Dean Phelts and Dr.
Kathryn Seidel at the
Amelia Island Museum of
History. 233 S.Third St..
as they discuss Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and
Zora \eale Hurston: WX'hat do the writings and
friendship of these two Florida authors tell us in
2012? Moderator is Fernandina Beach attorney
Teresa J. Sopp. JD. a trustee of the Marjorie
Kinnan Rawlings Society For reservations go to
vwv,.ameliaislandbo)oklestival.com or call (904)
624 16(5 as sea ting is li m ited.
Free ev ents Feb. 18 include the The Market
Place. Author Zone and Seminars at First
Presbyterian Church Community Hall and The


Kidz Zone at La Tierra Prometida. 416 Alachua
St.. with crafts, author readings, storytelling and
more. Visit www.ameliaislandbookfestival.com.

HOOPS F

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
SI0 for adults. 5S5 for children
under 12: or 512and 57 on game day. Children four
and under free. Sponsorships available. Contact
Kim Harding at 321-7002.The FBHS Interact
Club will sell concessions. with all proceeds sup
porting its community programs.


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MUSIC NOTES


SPECIAL EVENTS

The second annual
Oscar-Nominated Shorts
Festival, presented by the
Fernandina Arts Centre in
cooperation with Shorts
HD, will screen the 10 films
nominated for best animat-
ed and live action short film
at Fernandina Little Theatre,
1014 Beech St., today
through Feb. 19.
The animated short films
will screen at 9 p.m. tonight; 7
p.m. Feb. 18; and 4:30 and 9
p.m. Feb. 19. The live-action
shorts will screen at 7 p.m.
tonight; 4:30 and 9 p.m. Feb.
18; and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Feb.
19. Admission to each ses-
sion is $10. Tickets are avail-
able at The UPS Store in the
Publix shopping center on
Sadler Road and in St. Marys,
Ga., at The Blue Goose, Bull-
dog Discount Liquors, Cedar
Oak Cafe and Once Upon a
Bookseller. Visit www.ameli-
aflt.org.

Join fellow car enthusi-
asts for coffee and conver-
sation from 9-11 a.m. Feb.
18 at Starbucks, 1460 Sadler
Road. For information contact
Harvey at 583-8649.

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 $11 donation.
To-go dinners available. All
proceeds go to programs
sponsored by the American
Legion Riders, Chapter 54.

The 14th Annual Kings-
ley Heritage Celebration
Feb. 18 and 25 focuses on
the 150th anniversary of the
Civil War, which signaled the
end of bondage for more than
four million enslaved African
Americans who fought as sol-
diers, worked as spies and
spoke out against the horrors
of slavery. This year's celebra-
tion honors the role of African
Americans in the Civil War.
Special events will be held
Feb. 18 and 25, inouding a
Hatriet Tubman reenactor
Feb. 18 at 1:30,p.m., the story
of the war through song at 2
p.m., and a Kids' Corner all
day long. They are free and
open to the public. The main
house will be open from 10
a.m.-1:30 p.m. Call (904) 251-
3537 or visit www.nps.gov/
timu for details.
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Spanish Guitar, with
flamenco tunes Aug. 3; the
1Beech Street Blues B3and on
Sept. 7: and the Gabriel
Arnold Quartet with rhythm
and blues and Motown


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"
acts performed 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 Femandina
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
Femandina 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.
Public welcome.

The Boys and Girls
Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation's 5th Annual
Benefit gala is Feb. 24 at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island with speaker Bonnie
-St. John, an athlete, author
and executive coach.
Growing up in a crime-rid-
den environment, St. John
lost her leg to a medical disor-
der at age 5 but found support
in Boys and Girls Club mem-
bership. The 1984 Paralym-
pics bronze medal winner in
the slalom graduated with
honors from Harvard, earned
her master's at Oxford..For
tickets and information call
261-8666. Visit www.bgcnas-
sau.org. Email info@bgcnas-
sau.org.
* *
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.'



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The predicted 10,000
Sounds on Centre visitors
include families, young
adults, seniors and Florida
and Georgia tourists.
Contact Madeline Richard,
chairman, to join the spon-
sor group at (904) 688-0880
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Dukechorale
Duke University Chorale, under the
direction of Dr. Rodney Wynkoop, will
perform at Amelia Plantation Chapel on
March 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and
available at the door. The chapel is
located at 36 Bowman Road, Amelia
Island. Call 277-4414 for information.
Concert ith 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
Darkness: Singing for Peace," offers
music in a variety of African, Korean
and Spanish languages as well as tradi-
tional and modern takes on beloved
hymns. Contact the church at 261-5769
or joan@mumconlire.com.


The Atneia'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 Dynarruc Les DeMerle
17-Piece Orchestra. with vocalist
Bonnie Eisele, The Big Band Bash will
recreate classic swing arrangements by
Duke Ellington Count Basie. Benny
Goodman. Aime Shaw, Lionel Hampton
and more Several surpnse guests will
appear as well
Tickets are $75 per person, with the
proceeds benefiting the educational and
entertainment programs of the 2012
Amelia island Jazz Festival. Get tickets
at wwwameliaslandlazzfeslival.com,
the UPS Store. 1417 Sadler Road, or at
the AIFBY Chamber 01 Commerce,
Gateway to Amelia. A1 A and Arnelia
Parkway. Or call (904) 504-4772 or
email info @ameliaislandlazz
festival com
Chamber festival
The Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival will run May 13-June 8 with a
galaxy of international stars and out-
standing emerging talent. The festival Is
offering discounts on ticket packages for
multiple performances: 10 percent off
for three to five performances and 20
percent off for six or more concerts.
Season tickets are available for $384, a


Series tickets are $25 for
members, $40 nonmembers,
Lectures will be at the Feman-
dina Beach Golf Club, 2800
Bill Melton Road. Contact Alex
at 261-7378, ext. 102 or alex
buell@ameliamuseum.org.

Dr. Barbara Darby, presi-
dent of North Campus, Flo-
rida State College at Jack-
sonville will be the guest
speaker for the Black
History Program on Feb. 27
at 6:30 p.m. in the Willie
May Ashley Auditorium at
the Peck Center, 516 South
10th St.
Darby will speak on the
topic of African American
Women in Education. The
program is sponsored by the
Nassau County Public Library
System and the Friends of the
Fernandina Beach Branch
Library In partnership with the


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favorite character.
To purchase tickets and
see the full schedule visit
www.ameliaislandfilmfesti-
val.org or visit the
Waterwheel Gallery at 819 S.
Eighth St. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday.
The Red Carpet opening of
Derek Purvis' "The Love
Guru" at the Peck Center
Auditorium, 516 South 10th
St. at 7 p.m. on Thursday and


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seHer and Booker Prize-win-
ning author of The
Handmaid's Tale, The Year of
the Flood, Alias Grace and
more than 35 volumes of poet-
ry and fiction, including her
newest book, a non-fiction,
Payback- Debt and the Shadow
Side of Wealth, Atwood is the
rare writer whose work is
adored by the public,
acclaimed by the critics and
studied on university campus-
es around the world. Though
her subject matter varies, the
precision crafting of her lan-
guage she is also a
renowned poet gives her
body of work a sensibility
entirely its own.
The festival will feature a


CRS Continued from IB
credibility as an international
show to stay true to these
dates and keep them alive for
history's sake." said Warner.
Tickets for the 17th Annual
Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance are $45 for adults


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.
Jazzjam
A jazz jam is held at Pablos, 12 N.
Second St., Fermandina 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.
AmehslandCotfe
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre
St., hosts a music drcle 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.
Ameia RtverCuises
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 corn
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern. 10 N Second St .
live music; The Fritz Ithefrnzmusic corn)
tonight and Feb..18, Chroma Feb 24
Josh Miller Blues Revue Feb 25, The
Real Nasty Feb 27. Visit http'//thereal-
nasty.com to learn more Visit Dog Star
on Facebook Call 277-8010
Florda House Inn
Florida House inn. 22 S Third 51 ,
hosts Hickory Wind in the Frisky
Mermaid bar on Thursdays from 7.30-
10 pm. Call 491-3322
Green Turde
The Green Turtle, 14 S Third St..
live music Call 321-2324
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South
Pletcher Ave karaoke on Sunday
nights with Daddy "O" DJ. Follow The
Hammerhead on Facebook at
Hammerheadbar Islandbbq
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove, featuring
Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson,
Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton, plays
each Thursday night at The Ritz-


Association for the-Study and
Preservation of African Ameri-
can History in Nassau County.
It is free to the public.,

The GFWC Jr. Woman's
Club of Fernandina Beach
presents the third annual
Sollecito Mardi Gras Ball
and the play "Noir Suspi-
cions" on March 3 from
6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Atlantic
Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave. Tickets are $50
and incJude dinner theater,
entr6e and,cocktails. Enjoy a:
silent auction and 50/50 raffle.
Cocktail attire. The charity ball
celebrates Femandina Little
Theatre's 20th anniversary."
For tickets or information
email juniorsfb@gmail.com.

Amelia Community
Theatre presents "Into the


after party at Caf6 Karibo, 27
North 3rd St., will include a
chance to meet the director of
this new movie starting
Parker Posey. K Bay and Fox
will be broadcasting the event
and there will be photographs
available on the website after
the festival. The after party
will include food and the live
music of Milltown Road.
Tickets to the movie and
party are $25. Tickets to the
movie only are $10. Tickets
are available at www.ameliais-


day of readings and breakout
workshops conducted by visit-
ing authors, followed by an
Evening Reading with
Margaret Atwood. Joining
Atwood for this year's event
are writers Martha Cooley,
Peter Meinke, Lola Haskins,
Janisse Ray, Ira
Sukrungruang and Rock and
Roll Hall of Famer, Stan
Lynch, in addition to other
prominent writers.
Workshops will be offered
in fiction, poetry, memoir,
journalism, songwriting, play-
writing, performance and lit-
erary non-fiction. The morn-
ing wiH begin with readings
from visiting authors, followed
by breakout sessions and an
on-stage interview and Q & A
with Atwood.


purchased in advance and $50
the day of the show. Students
ages 12-18 are $20, and chil-
dren under 12 are admitted at
no charge when accompanied
by a paying adult. A VIP ticket
will again be offered for 2012
and it includes admission to
the Concours, VIP parking,


Cariton, Amelia island. Dress is casual.
For information call Holmes at 556-6772.
OK(anes
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 tournament
every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.; Dan Voll
Tuesday from 7:30-11:30 p.m.; the
Turner London Band Thursday from
8:30 p.m.-mtdnight and Friday and
Saturday from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Call
261-1000, Visit www.okanes.cornm.
PalaeSaloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
Monday nights reggae with Pili Pill and
Chillakaya One; Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project; Wednesdays Wes Cobb-
Thursdays Hupp & Rob in the Palace &
DJ Buca in Sheffieldkfs; Fridays and
Saturday regional bands and DJ
Anonymous at Sheffield's Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email
bill@thepalacesaloon com.
Picante
Picante Grill, Rotisserie and Bar
464073 SR200, Suite 2, Yulee. live
music every first and last Saturday of
the month irom 7-10 p m. Call 310-
9221. Visit www.picantenassau.com.
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave, The Macy's play each
Wednesday from 6-9 p m.. trivia
Thursday, live music every Friday and
Saturday at 8 p m Call 310-6904. Visit
www.SandyBotiomsAmelia com
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S
Flelcher Ave The Macy's in the lounge
from 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturdays,
shaggin' in the lounge Sundays from 4-
7 pm Pill Pill in the tllk 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 Stratton
tonight; Alex Affronti Feb. 18, and Ernie
& Debi Evans Feb 19. Hours are 5-9
p m. Monday-Thursday. 6-10 p m
Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m
Sunday Call 261-5711.


Woods" by Stephen Sond-
-heim and James Lapine,
tonight and Feb. 18 and
Feb. 23-25 at 8 p.m., with a
matinee Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.
This Tony Award-winning
musical transports audiences
to an enchanted world of
romance, laughter and unex-
pected consequences. Favor-
ite fairytales get a new twist
as they learn what happens
after "happily ever after."
Tick-ets are $20 adults and
$10 students (K-12).
Purchase at 261 6749 or
www.ameliacommunitythe-
atre.org.

Amelia Community,
Theatre is offering a Date
Night & Children's Theatre
Workshop from 6-9 p.m.
Feb. 24. Parents attending
the mainstage performance of
"Into the Woods" may enroll


landfilmfestival.org.
The festival also will
screen an exclusive pre-
release clip from the feature
film, "The Diary of Preston
Plummer," shot in Fernandina
Beach. This event includes
hors d'oeuvres and a discount-
ed bar and will be held at The
Oyster Bay Yacht Club, 96020
Oyster Bay Yacht Club Drive
(one of the locations from the
film) at 4 p.m. Feb. 26. There
will be a live video conference
with director Shawn


This is the first year the
festival is partnering with
UNE As part of the partner-
ship, Mark Ari, a UNF cre-
ative writing instructor, will
present a fiction workshop
and Dr. Clark Lunberry, UNF
associate professor of English,
will orchestrate a live-art
installation for the event.
The festival seeks to
inspire and encourage both
student and community writ-
ers in a gathering for experi-
enced and emerging writers
to advance their craft.
Since 1994, it has been
funded by the Douglas
Anderson Writers' Guild, a
not-for-profit group of parent
boosters affiliated with the
school. This year, in partner-
ship with the Douglas


food and beverages, cash bar,
preferred viewing tent for the
awards, commemorative gifts
and a poster signing with the
show honoree. For informa-
tion visit v.-w.arneliaconcou
rs.org or call (904) 636-x)27.
Always held the second full
weekend in March, "The


their children .(grades K-5) in
the Theatre Workshop next
door in the Studio Theatre,
209 Cedar St. Show tickets
are $20 for adults and the
workshop is $10 per child.
The workshop allows parents
time for dinner and the musi-
cal before picking up their chil-
dren.
Call 261-6749 or visit the
box office, open 11 a.m.-i
p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays.
* *
The Nassau community
and Fernandina Beach Middle
School present "The Wizard
of Oz," directed by Judy
Tipton, on May 10-12, 18 and
19. Auditions will be held on
Feb. 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
for ages seven to 70. Tryout
sheets and music sheets are
available in the FBMS front
office.


Ackerman. Tickets are avail-
able at www.ameliaislandfilm-
festival.org.
The Amelia Island Film
Festival invites everyone to an
Oscar party to close the fes-
tivl, starting at 6 p.m. Feb. 26
at Sheffield's at the Palace.
There will be a live feed of the
Oscars. Dress as your favorite
character and enjoy a silent
auction and hors d'oeurves
with bar available. For tickets
and information go to
www.ameliaislandfilmfesti-


Anderson Foundation, UNF,
Publix, the PGA Tour and
other supporters, the festival
has been expanded to allow
for more participants. The
cost of attendance for stu-
dents, educators and senior
citizens is $S35; community
writers will pay $60 and the
fee includes lunch and all fes-
tival events. The cost of atten-
dance for Atwood's evening
readings $10. Parties inter-
ested in sponsorship opportu-
nities or purchasing tickets in
advance should contact festi-
val organizers at www.dou-
glasandersonwritersfest.com.
For information visit
www.douglasandersonwriters-
fest.com and www.face
book.corn/douglasanderson-
writersfest2012.


Amelia" draws nearly 25 0 rare
vehicles from collections
around the world. Since 1996,
the show's Foundation has
donated nearly $1.7 million to
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida, Inc. and
other deserving charities on
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AROUND SCHOOL


Sale and auction
The Amelia Arts Academy
will host a sale and auction
or. Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. at the Peck Center. 516
South 10th St. Art supplies
chorale sheet music, key-
boards and pianos, etc.. will
be offered for sale A baby
grand piano will be auctioned
to the highest bidder.
Learn through play
Learn through play with
Miss Deann, Nanny on Call.
LLC. Private care and class-
es are geared at enhancing
your child's creativity and
positive thinking while build-
ing a brighter future for all.
Classes promote individuality
while focusing on team con-
cepts and encouraging last-
ing friendships even potty
training. New classes include
communication and creativity
for toddlers 14 months and
up. Space limited. Call Miss
Deann at 277-3093.
NACDAC
Anyone interested in the
prevention and elimination of
underage drinking and other
drug use within Nassau
County, NACDAC meets the
third Tuesday of the month.
The next meeting is Feb. 21
at 4 p.m. in the community
room above Scott & Sons
Fine Jewelry, 9900 Amelia
Island Pkwy. Mary Ann
Blackall of the Barnabas
Center will speak about its
services for community
members. For information
visit www.nacdac.org or call
Susan Woodford at 261-
5714, ext. 2616.
Time for Tots
Come to the Fernandina
Beach branch, library, 25 N.
Fourth St., Feb. 22 at 10:30
a.m. for a special Time for
Tots program, Love Your
Teeth. Special guest, dental
hygienist Tracey, will share a
story on the topic of "How we
take care of our teeth."
Come and meet her puppet
friend, "Cow," and learn how
she brushes her teeth Call
548-4857 for information.'
Open house
Jack and Jill Preschool,
1600 S. Eighth St. will hold
an open house Feb. 23 at 9
a.m. Parents are invited to
tour the K-3 and K-4 class-
rooms to see the new cur-
riculum in action. Call 261-
0881 for information.
FBMS concert
The Femandina Beach
Middle School band will per-
form a benefit concert Feb.
24 at 7 p.m. in the school
auditorium. Proceeds from
sales of door prize tickets will
go toward the Symphonic
Band's upcoming compete-
tion trip in Orlando. Business
sponsors are still being
sought. Attendees have the
chance to win gift certificates
to restaurants, salons, shops
and more. The concert is
free and open to the public.
Gala fundraiser
The Boys and Girls Clubs
of Nassau County Founda-
tion's 5th Annual Benefit gala
wll be held Feb. 24 at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
with speaker Bonnie St.
John.
Growing up in a crime-rid-
den environment, St. John
lost her leg to a medical dis-
order at age 5 but found sup-
port in Boys and Girls Club
membership. The 1984
Paralympics bronze medal
winner in the slalom graduat-
ed with honors from Harvard,
earned her master's at
Oxford Individual tickets are
$125, with several sponsor
levels available. Call 261-
8666. Visit www.bgcnas-


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Play auditions
The Nassau community
ana Fernandina Beach
Middle School present "The
Wizard of Oz, directed by
Judy Tipton. on May 10-12,
18 and 19. Auditions will be
held on Feb. 25 from 10
a.m.-3 p.m. for ages seven
to 70. Tryout sheets and
music sheets are available in
the FBMS front office.
Chili cook-off
The sixth Annual Chili
Cook-Off will fire up down-
town on Feb. 25 at North
Second Street (new location)
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 $10 (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@gmail.com.

Father/daughter
ball
Faith Christian Academy
will host the 12th Annual
Father-Daughter Ball on
Feb. 25 from 7-10 p.m. at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. Enjoy live music, 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 $85 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 the school office
at 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
Gourmet, 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 pattiburch@bellsouth.net
for sponsorships and individ-
ual 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 requir-
ed. Call (904) 766-6573.
Spaces are limited.
Fluoride varnish is paint-
ed onto the teeth quickly and
painlessly.
All children will be exam-
ined by a dentist prior to the
application of the varnish.
Children must be accompa-
nied by a parent or legal
guardian who must sign a
consent form. Children will
receive oral hygiene instruc-
tions and enjoy oral'health
games and activities.


CLASS NOTES


Florida State College at
Jacksonville, Betty P Cook
Nassau Center, hosted the
Nassau County site of the
sixth annual College Goal
Sunday on Feb. 12. Seventy
high school seniors and their
families attended.
The state-wide program is
designed to assist families in
applying for Pell Grants by


completing the Free
Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). The
program is coordinated by
the Florida Association of
State Financial Aid
Administrators and founded
by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.,
through the Lumina
Foundation for Education.
Eight Nassau County high


school seniors won drawings
for scholarships totaling
$12,000. From Yulee High
School: Justin Murphy won a
$5,000. scholarship from
Jacksonville University;
Matilda McKinney won a
$1,000 scholarship from
FSCJ; and Leslie Roberts won
a $1,000 scholarship from the
University of North Florida.


From Fernandina Beach
High School: Alexa Clifton,
Frances Hanold, Catherine
Farmer and Bridget Doyle
each won a $1,000 scholar-
ship from the University of
North Florida. From Hilliard
Senior High School Aaron
English won a $1,000 scholar-
ship from Florida State
College at Jacksonville.


Yulee STEM scholar honored in Orlando


North Florida's highest
achieving science, technolo-
gy, engineering and mathe-
matics (STEM) students -
including Michael Pietrusiak
of Yulee High School-joined
their peers from around the
state Thursday and today in
Orlando to be honored during
the 2012 Sunshine State
Scholars program.
The two-day awards and
recruitment event celebrates
the accomplishments of these


elite students and provides a
unique'opportunity for
Florida's colleges and
universities to recruit their
talents.
The scholars event started
as a simple science and math
competition in 1997 and has
evOdved into a program
designed to recognize
Florida's top high school
STEM students and recruit
them to pursue their post sec-
ondary education in Florida-


increasing the likelihood that
they will join Florida's future
workforce.
Each school district
selects and names one 11th
grade scholar based on estab-
lished criteria. *
The program began on
Thursday evening with a wel-
come reception at the
Doubletree Hotel at Entrance
to Universal Orlando and con-
tinues today with a breakfast,
recruitment fair and work-


shops where students can
talk with officials represent-
ing more than 40 public and
private higher education insti-
tutions about the opportuni-
ties that are available at
Florida's colleges and univer-
sities. The event concludes
with an award luncheon.
For more information
about the Suqshine State
Scholars pr*ram, visit
www.floridaeducationfounda-
tion.org.


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 sponsoring an essay
contest for students 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 laptop computers.
The essays should be 500-800 words
typed, doubled spaced, with two formal
references and one or two informal refer-
ences (not Wikipedia).
The paper should include: A compari-
son of the teen birth rate (ages 15-19)
per 1,000 in the U.S. to those of teens
internationally; how an unplanned preg-
nancy affects the future of teen boys and
girls, academically and economically; the
cost of teen childbearing to U.S. taxpay-
ers; what health care providers and oth-
ers can do to prevent teen pregnancy.
Postmark deadline is Feb. 25. Mail to
CREED, c/o Jennett Wilson Baker,
464126 SR 200, Yulee, FL 32097. No
more than five students per organization
mya submit papers. Contact Baker at
556-3363.
PiratesClub
Every year the Fernandina Pirates
Club, Inc. holds a scholarship essay con-
test for all Nassau County high school
seniors. There are two awards this year.
In addition to some extra booty for col-


lege, the Pirates have developed an
award for any student who will be enter-
ing military service.
Entering either contest is simple. All
contestants must submit an essay to the
Pirates Club, by April 6 of at least 750
words on the subject of pirates or pirat-
ing: past, present or future, complete
with proper citations and references. The
award for the college bound student is a
check for $1,500, made payable to the
winner's chosen school upon acceptance
and must be applied to tuition and/or
books. The winning entry for the student
entering military service will receive a
check for $500 upon completion of basic
training. Proof of completion is required.
The winners) must be available to
join the Pirates May 6 on the Main Stage
during the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival for a formal announcement, pub-
lic relations photos and to grab the booty.
For information visit www.Fernandina
Pirates.com. Send entries to Fernandina
Pirates Club, Inc., PO. Box 1094,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. Entries
must be postmarked by April 6.
Aviation
The Fernandina Beach Experimental
Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 943,
will be awarding its aviation emphasis
scholarship in the spring to one or more
residents of Nassau County vith an inter-
est in pursuing a career or interest in avi-
ation. Applications may be obtained at all
Nassau County high schools or contact
Calista Bestor at 261-3692.
Amelia Island NSDAR
The Amelia Island Chapter National


Society Daughters of the American
Revolution annual scholarship program
is open to Nassau's graduating seniors.
One outstanding student from each
,Nassau County high school will receive a
check for $1,000 to help with their educa-
tional expenses. Winning students will
be honored for their scholarship, ambi-
tion and initiative.
Applications are available through the
guidance office. Deadline is March 29.
Winning students and a parent/guardian
will attend an awards ceremony and
Luncheon at the May meeting. For infor-
matin call the Scholarship Chairman at
277-6775.
RotaryClub
The Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach
is accepting applications for its scholar-
ship program, open to all seniors gradu-
ating 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 commu-
nity leader; 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
counselor's endorsement of GPA and
class rank.
Applications are available at your
guidance office and at www.fernandin-
abeachrotaryclub.org. Submit completed
packages to the guidance office by
March 15, or mail to the Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach, PO. Box 654,
Fernandina Beach. FL 32035.


OUTSTANDING SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS HONORED













The Nassau County School
,. Board honored the 2011-
12 Outsa rling School
Volunteers at its meeting
Feb. 9. From left are
board Chair Donna
Martin; Gina Dennis,
Nassau County's
Outstanding Adult
SVolunteer; Roberta Healey,
Nassau Cou~nty's
Outstanding Senior
Volunteer; Ethan Stewart,
Nassau County's
Outstanding Youth
Volunteer; and Schools
Superintendent Dr. John
Ruis.
sUBMrrTED




Scholarships awarded at College Goal Sunday


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101 Card of Tharks 205 ive-=n -i'p 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Co ectibIes 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 War-tea to By or Rent S-' 'es: Nassau Co-ur:S 859 ion-es-Furmshed
102 '-os & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Gad- "Lawn Equipment 802 Mobm-e -iHomes S-5 .rogs and:S.- Mars 860 Homn-es-UnfuTrnshed
103 In Mernos-arm 207 Susrss OppGtrun=ty 501 Equipment 609 Appiances 622 E.-r6tsSeecs/,Fertriter 803 Mobie Hon-= Lots 8:6 Camder Cour- 861 Vacationr Rentals
104 Personazs 300 EDUCATION 502 Lvestook & Supp.es 610 As Co it ers-teaters 623 Swap/Trade 804 Ama. Island -tomes Sl? Od'er Areas S Sed & Breakfast
105 %ubfic N;ot;ce 301 Schools & [nstri-cion 503 Pets/Supp es 611 Homrr-e Fumsh.ngs 624 Wanted to Buy 805 Bead3es 850 RENTALS S63 Of'ce
106 Happy Card 302 D,er/Exerrcse 504 Servces 612 M4usciai Instruments 625 Free Items 806 Watea-frot 851 o'n'rvrate Wared 864 -.nr.r.3- :. e!.1'
107 Speca' Occasio 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Teaevisice- Radic-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condominxmus 852 Mobi e a -ivres S65 '.. -r. -'..
108 Gft Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 Soats & Trailers 808 OF 1sand.,'Yu:ee 853 bo -e-ire- cs 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/C:asses 602 Arzic-es for Sae 615 Buidd'ng Materias 702 Boat Supphes/Dockage 809 Lots 85-4 Rn, 901 Auiomob.es
201 H eip Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Maoceianerus 616 S:crage/Warehouses 703 SportsEqiprtnent Sales 810 Farms & Acreage S55 Ap1atr'er-ts F'L. -she 902 Tru\rs
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage ought/Soid 604 Bicycaes 617 Machir-ery-Tools-EQup. 704 Recreation Veh cies 811 Com.nmeri-ariiReai 856 Apar:n er:s Uncur. '0 a"lotsCC
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102 Lost & Found
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the. Nassau Humane Society
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to the airport (904)32--1647 & the
NassaL County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the divers
license building (904)491-7440.

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105 Public Notice
THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles for towing and storage and
will be auctioned off on the listed dates
below: on 3/12/2012 a 2003 Chrysler
4DR VIN; 3C4FY48B13T593892 at 12
noon at 1683B S. 8th St., Femandina
Beach, FL 32034. (904)321-3422

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Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
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limitation or discrimination.
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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
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CASHIER / LAWN & GARDEN /
FLORAL DESIGNER versatilee people
pcrSoo,. appi 2993 S Sth St Trmci
Ace haiomsare

EXPERIENCED FRONT DESK PER-
SON for doctors office jlst know
insurance verification. Fax resume to
(904)261-0732.

HEAT & AIR JOBS Reacy to work?
3-wk accelerated program. Hanos on
environment. Nationwide certifications
and local job placement assistance.
(877)994-9904. ANF

MERCHANDISING NEEDED Put up
plants at local home improvement
store. Must be self motivated, custom-
er 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 gvmerchan-
dising.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., Femandina Beach.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PT/32"
hours/week with benefits for Baptist
Primary Care in Femandina Beach. 2+
years of exp, FL PA lic, & Master's
degree is required. Fax resume to
(904)391-5659.

RESIDENCE INN is now accepting
applications for front desk (must have
excellent communication skills), and
housekeeping positions. Must be
willing to work all shifts, weekends and
holidays. No phone calls please. Fill out
application at 2301 Sadler Rd

NOW INTERVIEWING for Property
Managers. Real'Estate or CAM License
an advantage. Respond by email to
re.hrdept705(iilamail.com or to HR
Dept., P.O. Box 15596, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035.

HAIR STYLIST & NAIL TECH
opening at CG Studio Salon in Yulce,
FL. Join our trendy upbeat team! Fixed
weekly rent or 60% commission
available. Established clientele huge
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107 Special Occasion BAKERY HELP Weekends required.
S Special POccasion Please call (904)491-9815.


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201 Help Wanted
MOVING SALE Various household
items & collectibles. Flora Parke subd.,
33399 Sunny Parke Circle. Sat. 2/18,
8am- noon.
POSITION AVAILABLE for General
Aviation A & P Mechanic. Respond to:
se.apmechanic@gmail.com
DRIVER Hometime choices: Weekly
7/ON-7/OFF, 14/ON-7/OFF. Daily pay.
New trucks. Van & refrigerated. CDL-A,
3 mos recent exp required. Top
benefits, www.driveknight.com,
(800)414-9569. ANF
MEDICAL ASSISTANT experienced,
for front & back pediatric office. Full
time with benefits. Fax resume to
(904)491-3173.
IRONWORKERS LOCAL UNION 597
Joint Apprenticeship & Training is
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apprenticeship. Applications must be
filled out in person at our Apprentic-
eship Office at 9616 Kentucky Street,
Jacksonville, FL 32218 Monday Friday
from 9am 3pm. All applicants MUST
be at least 18 years old, have a High
Diploma or GED and be a legal
resident. The recruitment, selection,
employment, and training or apprent-
ices during their apprenticeship, is
without discrimination because of race,
color, religion, national origin, or sex.


EXPERIENCED MEDICAL BILLER -
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Strong A/R and customer. service skill.
Able to multi task and be a team play-
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Cook, Dishwasher/Utility Aide, Maint-
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FARM WORKERS/LABORERS -
Temporary position for 4 workers for
fieldwork from April 1, 2012 Dec. 1,
2012 at Tapeta Farm located in North
East, Maryland. Rate $10.34/hr Resp's
inc. assisting in the cutting of hay
several times a year, examining hay for
mold and disease, sorting and
stacking. Workers will also be required
to perform brush cutting and other
farm maintenance activities as needed.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Worker
will be provided w/at least 3/4 of the
hours specified in the job contract. All
work tools, supplies & equip. will be
provided. Free housing will be provided
for workers who cannot reasonably
return to their permanent residence at
the end of the workday. Transport to
the worksite & subsistence expense will
be provided or paid by the employer
upon completion of 50% of the work
contract. Exp'd Farm Workers should
apply for this job at the nearest
Maryland Dept. of Labor office using
job listing number MD224417.


I 201 Help Wanted
YMCA NOW HIRING
Seeking eCperienc-o Youth Counselors,
Chtil Care Professionals r Pro-School
Teacher & Bus Drvers for part time
positions in Nassau County (locations
vary), hinng energetic, and active role
models with a passion for pouth
caevlopment. Employment Application
available ea Viw.firstcoastvmca.org
r.., > or
'*.'-t,t ... . ... .- J.m e to
stallinqoscfirstcoastvmca.ore. EOE /
Drug Free Workplace

HOUSEKEEPER/CHILDCARE HELP-
ER NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Duties
include errands, laundry, animal care,
day to day housework, driving children
to/from practiceiclasses. Must have
good driver's record ana references,
Pay is $15/hour. Hours 2-6 Mon-Fnri
with some ovemights on occasion.
(located North cno of island) Please
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Cleaning, Errands & Chores.
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601 Garage Sales
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Pest Control Warehouse, 8am-2pm.
Rain or shine.

MOVING SALE I Fuirniture, linens,
rugl, housowares, rlorlho,, K toys Fri
2/17 & Sat. 2/18, 8am-pen. 1425 S.
Fletcher.

GARAGE SALE Thurs. 2/16 & FrI.
2/17 at 8am-12pm. Gun case,
surfboards, bikes, kids clothing, lamps,
picture frames, lots of brand new flip
flops and more. Beachwalk Subdivision,
off Jasmine, near beach. 2815
Oceanview Ct.

YARD SALE Fri. 2/17 & Sat. 2/18,
8am-1pm. 96048 Nassau Lakes Circle.

ESTATE SALE Costume jewelry,
leather Triumph jacket, wood/iron
coffee table, oak bar stools, rattan
entertainment center, sofa bed, camo &
other clothes. All must go' Sandridge
Apt. 15. Fri. & Sat., 9am

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Fri. 2/17 & Sat. 2/18 from 7:30am-
2:30pm at the FB Airport Hangar. Sale
will Include household, books, artwork,
kids' stuff, misc. Something for
everyone. All proceeds benefit the
homeless animals at our shelter
located across from the airport,

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fo .t coates $21/c-
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3 2815 Park Place
3BR/3BA Custom build by Alan Almand as
Model for Egans Bluff Ill. Architecture creates
open airy feel with formal & informal touches.
Custom home has character from virtually every
view of the house inside and outside. This
dream home is just coming back on the market.
Great value

Paul Barnes, $369,900
;. RE/MAX PROFESSIONAL GROUP
Office (904) 321-1999
Cell (904) 753-0256 lRFYf VIII


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jOHN STREET Long Point S560.000
Perlect 3/2 starter o0 retireniment S Fletcher Avenue $890,000
home in quiet Yulce neighbor- N Flelclher Avenue $150,000
liood Ias frot poch and fenced tt 7
haid. Recently itneiovaed and N. 14th & Towngale $25,000 S. 2011h Street $175,000
painted. Dunewood Place $119,000


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5209 Sea Chase 2566 s. 4BR/4'BA Ruunishcd town
home located in exclusive and gated StiSurmei Beach
overlooking Arlanrnc ocean. Ilardwood floors throughout
Gourmer kitchen mlerlooking the I'amily Room. Master
Suite with sepaaie shower and golden ntub located
downstairs. Pets ok. ( Island $.2,750/mo

6523 Spyglass 2-1404 ,f. 3BR/3.5BA Spyglass Villa on
S)ni A\mchia Island Plantation, Tiled throughout with
generously siecd Iviing airas. Fireplace in Living Room
with I'rench tdois opening to the balcony. Pets ok. On
Island $2.5l00,'ino,

96178 Blackrock 354-st. 3B5R/,-B.\ high end custom
built home n thle garted community of Blackrock
latnmmock off Chlieswr Rd. large spacious rooms, art in
kitchen and screened porchl with liull fenced backward.
Pers ok. Off Island. $1,695, me
75070 Ravenwood 3295 sf 31BR 2.5BA large open floor
plan home in quiet runimber Creek Plantanon. Combined
ii onmal Dining Rom and ia\ving Room, Office. FaniIlv
Room plus lArge linMus ioon MasteCr suite with siting
icrea, w\.ilk- lo ctse, doublic i nities .mid separate tub .ind
shIo\'er itenced ,b. k iard o\verlooklnig thc pond Imrn.tion
& SecuCri ss'lems. Pei oik. O(fI Island. S1.6ii mo
75070 Fern Creek 2 vt) i -t 4BR 3B.\ on pri ar lot ithti
inlt tii n ,'f d l'a ivat i ov'rh iikuno pond. I aice niasrer suirc
down \ii ithi h edilom aniu till bath up. IFle rliroughout
mnost oiif muan lIINi ngi area pigladed kitchen "uith stainlre&s
apphances Secutrir and irn.itoln Peis ok. (Iff Island
SI.50.m1 ino

795512 Sonoma 232S st. BR 2BA like new home
\nuh iiin upgr.ided kichicn wiuh Corian counterrop. double
vien ai:d tli top cooking surface. Large. bnght famil
i room leads to I cteincd ;i lanI fencnd in b.ick-.-rd
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96157 Stoney Glen- 4 > 3R 21.\ pen floor plan
in I icion \\ood it,,is uhroughiour the ina Win-ng areas
F'at-in K'uche; us li h rcakfist bar and large panitr. Full.
sice Dmningi Room 'ul.,er smuvc wuvhi Hs and Hers. ciosicti
plus GairdenI Tuib in hbaiiirom. Fuilv enced backward over
looking the p ond Irngaion and securn s' and dr\cr Pets ok. ( ff Islaid. 1.250 mo


1969 Amelia Green 1707'sf. 2BR/2.5BA town home
located in the heart Fernandina and just a short stroll to
ihe post office. YMCA. shopping and the beach is the
condominium community of Amelia Green. Features 10
foot ceilings, a fireplace, granite countertops, stainless
steel appliances, attached garage and travertine down and
carpet upstairs. Pets ok. On Island. S I,175/mo

76237 Long Pond 1922 sf 4BR/2BA onuse with large
rooms in Cartesian Pointe. Bright open cat-in Kitchen
overlooking generously sized Family Room. Two car
Garage and partially fenced backyard. Pets ok. Off
Island. $1,150/mo
1831 Perimeter 1476 sf. 2BR/2BA First floor condo
located in Amelia Park. Upgraded kitchen. Walking
distance ro YMCA, shopping, dining and schools.
Sidewalks for biking or walking throughout entire area.
Pers ok. On Island. $1,100/mo

96010 Stoney Creek 1373 st. 3BR/2BA upstairs
townhouse in gated Stoney Creek. Large open floor plan
-with huge Kitchen and center island plus Breakfast Area.
Master Suite has a big walk-in closet and separate
shower/garden tub. Screened porch overlooks wooded
area and pond. One car garage. Pets ok. Off Island.
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823 S. 7th- 1144 sE. 3BR 1.5BA Island conage with
whine picket fence. Beautiful hardwood floors and tile
throughout. One car garage. Within .i-i., distance to
Historic t-crnandua Beach' Pets uk. On Island. 5975,/mo

1601 Nectarine 1193 sf 3BR/2BA second floor condo
in The Palms, a gaed cojmmunimy sivh swimming p,-ol.
U upgraded kitchen with grasuite counter tops and stainless
steel appliances. Pets ok On island. 5950/mo

Amelia Lake #1517 Beaunfiul iBR/lBA ground floor
unr uith S'6 sc f' L Custom paint throughout and
:c.u:de washer and dn'er. B-i'dhng overlooks i lake and !s
per fneind, $59i50 mo
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deposit Servici\o anim als only, Call
(904)70,-,19189 or 225 5b39..
1306 BROOMEWST.I 3BR/2lA, sMove,
fridge, DW, microwave. W/D, hardwood
floors $1195. Nick Dconas Realty,
Inc. (904)277-0006
4BR/3BA 2900sf home on golf
course in Noith Hampton. Lg. lenced
yard with swing set. High speed
internet, cable TV & sec system inci in
rent. $1750/mo. Call (904)430-4439
FOR RENT 3RR/2BA Old Town
historic cottage Intercoastal views,
wood floors, fenced yard. Pels OK.
$950/mo. (904)206-1937

1861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/113BA
Call (904)261 4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
863 Office
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Space
- Offices, suites, studio space. In
eludes JannloI, niillie', secure Wi-rI
i" twoik, parking SlaFhtinig < -1, i i( )/Io
Cu IrrenIlt tenancy includes non-plo(it,
social services, education & training
1303 Jasmine St. (910,)583-0058
VARIOUS OFFICES 600-1500sf.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amella
Insurance. (904)557-5644
866 Wanted to Rent
DISABLED MAN LOOKING FOR A
ROOM TO RENT from S. 19th St to
S. 9th St. $40/mo. Please call (904)
206-0723.








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