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Fernandina Beach Commission6rs
agreed at a special meeting Tuesday
that a new board should be created to
consider possible expansion of the
Community Redevelopment Area locat-
ed along the downtown waterfront.
According to Senior City Planner
Kelly Gibson, expanding the bound-
aries would also involve resetting the
"base year" of the CRA, which was
created in 2004, which could gener-
ate more income.
The term of the CRA could also be
expanded from 20 to 30 years, Gibson
said, but any changes wpuld have to be
filed with the state Department of
Economic Opportunity (formerly the
Department of Community Affairs).
The CRA is a special taxing district
created to spur development of blight-
ed areas by enhancing its tax base and
by distributing increased tax revenues
for infrastructure improvements into
the area. At present the city's CRA
comprises 56 properties at or near the
city waterfront, within 37 acres. It has
not generated substantial revenue,
owing mostly to the economic reces-
sion that began in 2008.
The CRA was controversial when it
was first created because residential
property owners within its boundaries
were resistant to the "blighted" label,
and because of fears about the city
taking properties by eminent domain.
Since then, a 2006 Florida law was
enacted that prohibits municipalities
from using eminent domain to elimi-
nate blight.
CRA Continued on 3A



Falling prey to budget cuts, the
'Nassau Juvenile Residential Facility
on Amelia Island shuttered its doors
Tuesday after treating the region's
troubled boys for roughly 30 years.
After learning its contract with the
Florida,Department of Juvenile Justice
would not be renewed when it expired
March 31, representatives of the
Henry and Rilla White Foundation
asked to end itwith one month remain-
ing, said department spokesman C.J.
"This was a (Florida Department of
Juvenile Justice) contracted provider,"
he said. "The contract had no more
renewal options and was due to ter-
minate on March 31. The provider
requested early closure yesterday,
Feb. 28."
But the foundation's representa-
tives characterize the closure differ-
ently. Frank Alarcon, the nonprofit
organization's chief operating officer,
contends that closing the halfway
house was a foregone conclusion for
the state agency.
"It was a decision on the part of
the Florida Department of Juvenile
Justice," he said. Citing shrinking serv-
ices and a greater demand for beds in
south and central parts of the state,
department officials told foundation
staff during a conference call that the
contract wouldn't be renewed, said
"There really wasn't any dialogue,"
he added. "They had made up their
minds when they told us'."
At the time of its closure, Alarcon
said, the halfway house served 24 low-
to moderate-risk boys, ages 14-18, all
of whom have been relocated to dif-
ferent facilities. As for the estimated
staff of about 25, most have been laid
HALFWAY Continued on 3A

Private manager for airport


Fernandina Beach Commissioners
will ponder Tuesday whether the city
should hire a private firm to manage
the municipal airport.
The private firm would replace cur-
rent city management and possibly
take over all aviation services at the
airport, including fixed-base opera-
tions. The city has been in a long-
standing lawsuit with McGill Aviation,
its current fixed-base operator:
An Airport Evaluation Advisory
Cummiti I L. established in December
to consider options for city airport
management, has "concluded the best

course for the future of the airport is
that the city retain ownership and con-
trol of all public facilities while out-
sourcing for management and serv-
ices using short-term contracts (3-5
years in duration) through a profes-
sional aviation management compa-
The committee recommended the
city solicit a company to perform
"administrative function and infra-
structure maintenance as is current-
ly performed by the city's Airport
Department. In addition, the (request
for proposal) should include the option
for bidders to provide the full range of
aviation services at the airport to
include, but not be limited to, fixed-

base operations service, aircraft main-
tenance, flight training, air charter
services and other aviation-related
services and activities...."
The committee unanimously rec-
ommended that option with this
caveat "Should a management con-
tract for the airport not prove suc-
cessful or satisfactory, there is always
the option to revert to the current
governance model in relatively short
Committee members are Mickey
Baity, chairman, who is also chairman
of the city's ongoing Airport Advisory
Committee; Barbara Farnsworth, vice
chair, a marketing business owner
who lives near the airport; city Vice


This 1933 Duesenberg SIN Arlington Torpedo Sedan from the collection of Helen and Jack
Nethercutt of Sylmar, Calif., was awarded Best in Show at the 2011 Concours d'Elegance on Amelia
Island. The 2012 show will be held March 9-11 on the 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of
Amelia Island at Summer Beach adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Stories, photo page AS.

Community Newspal
Supporters of the St. J(
Ferry Service had hoped
time to save the ferry 1
Jacksonville Port Author
tinued it. At Monday'sJax
meeting, they got that tim
not as much as the) had
The JaxPort Board of
voted unanimously to con
ating the ferry through
the current fiscal year on
Ferry supporters m
they had hoped the.bo,
postpone the vote, or pei
tinue opel ating the ferr
the end of the calen
,ISupporters of the fei y -

afloat until

IE ing "Keep the Ferry" T-shirts pre-
pers sented several reasons for keeping
the ferry in operation, from the hard-
ohns River shiphiat the terrys losswould mean
difor more to those who ri-ide itievery day to and
before the from work, to a loss of jobs to
ity discon- increased auto emissions resulting
Port board from having to drive to the Dames
e hot'ugh Point Bridge to cross the St Johns
hopd loi River.
f Directors Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown
tinue oper- .spoke to the JaxPort board and said
the end of the city and JaxPort have built a
i Sept. 30. "strong working relationship" over
iade clear the last several months.
ard would "I believe we' have a chance to
rhaps con- keep the ferry afloat," Brown said, if
y through all parties involved have the time
dar year. needed to look at options.
many wear- Brown also said that the city of

Sept. 30

Jacksonville is not in a position to
fund the ferry alone, saying he %ant-
ed to get federal, state and business
entities involved in seeking a luong-
term option to keeping the ferry
"We don't want a Band-Aid solu-
tion," Brown said
Brown said that he hoped
JaxPort would give 'interested par-
ties" time to explore possible solu-
tions, and asked the board to main-
tain its,commitment to the St Johns
River Ferry through the end of the
current fiscal year.
Neptune Beach Mayor Harriet
f Pruette echoed Brown's statement
that a long-term solution is needed,
FERRY Continued on 2A

Mayor Jeffrey Bunch; pilot and long-
time city planning board member Paul
Condit; commercial airline pilot
George Haffey; and Gil Langley, pres-
ident and CEO of the Amelia Island
Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The committee considered, but
did not endorse, sale or long-term
lease of the airport to private inter-
ests, establishing an independent air-
port authority or turning over control
to another government entity.
The city commission decided in
2009 to evaluate its three "enterprise
funds" that is, funds that are intend-
ed to be self-sufficient, requiring no
AIRPORT Continued on 3A




President Obama has nominated
Judge Brian J. Davis to serve on the
U.S. District Court for the Middle
District of Florida.
Davis currently serves as a circuit
judge for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of
Florida, a position he has held since
1994 when he
replaced Henry
Adams, who was
promoted to a feder-
al judgeship.
Davis primarily
handles civil court
cases, and his cham-
bers are in the
Nassau County Davis
Courthouse in
Fernandina Beach.
"I am honored to put forward these
highly qualified candidates for the fed-
eral bench," Obama said. "They will be
distinguished public servants and valu-
able additions to the Ufilted States
District Court."
Davis spearheaded efforts to estab-
lish the Nassau County Mental Health
Court, which handles nonviolent
offenders in need of assistance
because .of mental health or lifestyle
Notable cases that have come
before his court include the city's law-
suit with McGill Aviation and the city's
legal quest to obtain permission from
oceanfront landowners for a major
beach renourishment project.
Davis previously served as chief
assistant state attorney in the State
Attorney's Office for the Fourth
Judicial Circuit from 1991 to 1994, hav-
ing previously worked in the same
office as an assista'it state attorney
from 1982 to 1988.
Davis also worked at civil litigation
law firms on two occasions during his
legal career; he worked at Brown,
Terrell, Hogan, Ellis, McClamma &
Yegelwel from 1988 to 1991 and at
Mahoney, Hadlow & Adams PA from
1980 to 1982.
He received his J.D. in 1980 from
the University of Florida College of
Law and his B.A. in 1974 from
Princeton University.
Davis grew up in Jacksonville and
spent summer days in his youth at
American Beach.

Making a difference in their lives'


Bonnie St. John grew up "hard," in
National City, Calif., a suburb of San
Diego. National City is a hard place,
racked by gang and drug activity, with
high rates of violent crime and three
times the national average of homi-
But it is a place where a girl of
above-average intelligence and per-
sistence could overcome her handi-
caps, even the loss of a leg when she
was 10 years old, thanks to a good
mother and others who helped her
see the way out, such as the Girls
"I was very hard. I was very cyni-
cal. I. was very tough," St. John told

People fall down. Winners get up.
Sometimes the gold-medal winner
is just the person who gets up the fastest.'

more than 500 supporters of the Boys
& Girls Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation at a fundraiser Friday
night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Now, looking back from the sum-
mit of a life that includes medals for
skiing in the 1984 Paralympics in
Innsbruck, Austria and a White House
post, Bonnie St. John works to help

others succeed.
"It was so hard. ... It was so impor-
tant for me to have that place to be, to
have that opportunity a safe place to
be," St. John said of the Girls Club
where she grew up.
"Nobody ever told me 'You can't do
that.' No, they built up my confidence.
They told me I could d,, I hii.w. I could
reach for the stars," she said.

Today, St. John gives inspirational
speeches around the world, includ-
ing for Boys & Girls clubs as a way to
pay back the generosity that boosted
"I get to stand here today and
thankyou because you're ldini ii fi
kids just like me.... You're making a
difference in their lives," she told
tho.- at tIlt. .,:,. which raised tens of
thousands of dollars t r it I.c; clubs.
St. John, who now has a 17-year-old
daughter herself, visited the clubs in
Fernandina Beach and Yulee and was
impressed. She found it notable that a"
third of the children are on the honor
roll 11:1thci] .iell ,ch .in part because of
the tutoring programs the clubs offer.

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Tips for women to manage finances

For the News-Leader

By many measures, women's lives
have changed substantially in recent
decades. According to a comprehensive
government report called "Women in
America" (www.whitehouse.gov/data-on-
women), although certain social and eco-
nomic situations for women have
improved, when it comes to personal
finances, many women still face challeng-
ing hurdles.
Key report findings include:
Women live longer than men but are
much more likely to experience critical
health problems that hamper their ability
to work and to pass up needed care due
to cost.
Although the earnings gap between
women and men continues to narrow, it's
still significant: Among full-time workers,
women's weekly earnings as a percent- .
age of men's have increased from 62 per-
cent in 1979 to 80 percent in 2009.
More women than men now gradu-
ate high school and college, but far fewer
earn degrees in engineering, computer
sciences and other higher-paying fields.
Women increasingly marry later,
have fewer children or remain childless,
yet still are more likely to live in poverty,
particularly single-mother families.
Women are less likely than men to
work outside the home (61 percent vs. 75
percent in 2009) and are much more like-
ly to work part-time and to take time off
to raise children or care for aging rela-



for awards

The Nassau County
Volunteer Center, the city of
Fernandina Beach and the
Rayonier Foundation are
seeking nominees for the
-Volunteer Awards Luncheon
to be held Aplril 19 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center from noon to 1:30
This annual event, held
during National Volunteer
Week, features the Elsie,
Harper Awards, given by the
city of Fernandina Beach in
four categories volunteer-
ing with youth, volunteering
with seniors, social services
volunteer, and communiid
enrichment volunteer.
Additionally, the Rayonler
Foundation presents the
Involved Good Citizen Award
at the luncheon.
Nomination forms are
available at the City Clerk's
Office at City Hall, 204 Ash
St., the Atlantic Recreation
Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave.,
or the Nassau County
Volunteer Center, 1303
Jasmine St., Suite 104A, or
online at www.fbfl.org and
Nomination forms for the
Rayonier.Award are available
at the Nassau County
Volunteer Center and online
at www.volunteernassau.org.
The deadline for submis-
sions is March 9 for the Elsie
Harper Awards and March
16 for the Rayonier award.
For information call the
Nassau County Volunteer
Center at 261-2771.


BIn a nutshell:
Women generally
earn less and live
i longer than men, so
at retirement they
often have less in sav-
W. ings, receive smaller
-- - retirement and Social
Security benefits and must spread out
their money longer. Clearly, women need
to take charge of their financial wellbe-
ing. Here are a few places to start:
Develop a budget to track income and
expenses. Either download a budget
spreadsheet template or investigate soft-
ware packages and online account man-
agement services like Quicken
(www.quicken.com), Mint.comrn
(www.mint.com), Yodlee
(www.yodlee.com) and Mvlopes
Plan for retirement. Time is your
biggest ally when it comes to retirement
savings, so get cracking. Start estimating
your retirement needs:
Social Security's Retirement
Estimator (www.ssa.gov/estimator),
which automatically enters your earnings
information from its records to estimate
your projected Social Security benefits'
under different scenarios, such as age at
retirement, future earnings projections,
Check whether your 401(k) plan
administrator's website has a calculator to
estimate how much you will accumulate
under various contribution and invest-
ment scenarios. If not, try the retirement
calculators at Bankrate.com and AARP to



Master Gardener volun-
teers Anne Karshis, left,
and Sue Ray participate in
a spring workday at the
herb bed of the
Demonstration Garden at
the James S. Page
Governmental Complex in
Yulee recently, above. They
removed six inches of soil
with invasive weeds, then
added three bags of garden
soil to prepare the bed.
The spring plantings
include: fennel, oregano,
Mexican tarragon; marjo-
ram, cilantro and parsley.
Left, team captain and
Master Gardener volunteer
Claudie Speed leads the
effort to prepare and plant
the herb bed.

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Richard Haldeman, 56, of Yulee died on February 28, 2012.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will Sooe .be announced.
Green Pine Funeral Home
Charles "Chick" Peek, 75, of Yulee died on March 1, 2012
at the AcostaRua Center in Jacksonville. Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6 in the Stephens Chapel at
Green Pine Funeral Home with the Re.v. Frank Camarotti offici-
ating. Interment will follow in Jacksonville Naitonal Cemetery with
military honors.
Green Pine Funeral Home





Citing a loss in ad valorem revenues due to
homesteading, Gordon T. Butler, former Fernan-
dina Beach mayor and executive director of the
Florida League of Municipalities, said it would
seek an additional cigarette tax levy from the leg-
islature to be earmarked for municipalities.
March I, 1962

Questions about the location and skepticism
over factual information regarding the project
continued to delay a final school board vote on
constructing a new $15 million high school in
Fernandina Beach.
March 5, 1987

Renovations to the Nassau County Courthouse
in downtown Fernandina Beach were on track for
the June 1 grand re-opening partly.
March 1, 2002

Pedestrian critical

after hit and run

Continued from 1A
saying "we have to find other
ways, not only to keep the
ferry today, but keep it in the
Jacksonville City
Councilman Bill Gulliford said,
"We can all recognize the
value of the ferry to the fabric
of the community," as well as
being part of AlA.

determine your current financial status
and what you'll need to save to meet your
retirement needs.
Do your research. Many helpful per-
sonal financial education and manage-
ment tools are available online, including:
The National Foundation of Credit
Counseling's MyMoneyCheckUp pro-
gram offers a step-by-step assessment of
your overall financial health and behavior
in four personal finance areas: budgeting
and credit management, saving and
investing, planning for retirement and
managing home equity (www.mymoney-
Social Security's Website for Women
provides information on retirement, dis-
ability and other issues. You can also
order or download their informative, free
publication, "What Every Woman Should
Know" (www.ssa.gov/women).
The Women's Savings Initiative, a
program jointly developed by Heinz
Family Philanthropies, the Women's
Institute for a Secure Retirement
(WISER) and Visa Inc. (www.practical-
moneyskills.com/womensave). This free
program features an audio- and e-book
called "What Women Need to Know
About Retirement," which you can order
on CD or download as a PDF or audio file
from Practical Money Skills for Life, a
free personal financial management pro-
gram run by Visa (www.practical-
Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial
education programs. Follow him on
Twitter at www.twittercom/

Save the St. Johns River'
Ferry Task Force Chair Elaine
Brown said she had "thou-
sands of petitions" to save the
ferry, as well as resolutions
from local communities,
including Fernandina Beach,
and other organizations in sup-
port of continued ferry opera-
"I can assure you, with
your help, we can save this
ferry," Brown said.


The Sons of the American
Legion will be at the Last Leg
Rally March 3 and 4 at Main
Beach selling barbecue sand-
wiches for $5, or $7 if you
i want chips and drink. Pro-
cel's go to programs that
help Veterans and the com-
munity. For the full details,
visit LastLegRally.com.
Garage sale
Alpha Delta Kappa will
host a garage sale March 3
from 8 a.m. to noon at Emma
Love Hardee Elementary,
2200 Susan Drive. Clothing
for all ages, movies, toys and
household items are reason-
ably priced and the proceeds
support the Alpha Delta
Kappa scholarship given to a
local student.
Lisa Waas is pursuing the
three-year process of lyengar
yoga teacher certification
and needs students interest-
ed in precise, detailed, safe
yoga instructional classes.
The ability to apply modifica-
tions for injury, age, inflexi-
bility and some illness is
available. At Community
,Yoga none are too old',
young, inflexible, weak, insta-
ble, big or little to practice
yoga. Classes are held most
Friday, Saturdays and
Sunday. Space is limited,
please call Waas at (904) 613-
6345 or email lisaphr@bell-
south.net for information.
Free workshop
A free workshop, intro-
duction to Power Yoga with
Anna Schreiber, will be held
March 3 from 11:30 a.m.-1
p.m. at Go Yoga, 708 S.
Eighth St. for all who are
interested in building a pow-
erful practice, whether new
to yoga or experienced in the
Baptiste style. Space is limit-
ed so please pre-register at
335-0539 or 545-0477. Visit
Trees meeting
Join Nassau County
Sierra Club and Sam and
Judith Lane as they explore
Fernandina Beach Airport
issues including removing
trees, runway approaches,
potential future decisions and
their environmental impacts.
The meeting will be held
on Wednesday, March 7 at 7
p.m. at the Council on Aging,
1367 South 18th St.,
Fernandina Beach. For infor-
mation call Eric at 277-4187.

Your Brainf
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina i; each and the
Alzheimer's Association pres-
ent "Maintain Your Brain"

with facilitator Stephanie
Sykes-Burns, program coor-
dinator, Alzheimer's
Association of Central and
North Florida on March 7 at
10:30 a.m. The cost is $8,
including lunch. RSVP to
Dale Deonas at 261-3045 or
craftydeonas @yahoo.corr by
today. This meeting is open
to the community.
Walk Egans Creek
Greenway with the Walkin'
Nassau club on March 10.
Sign in at 8:45 a.m. in the
rear parking lot of the
Residence Inn on Sadler
Road. Walk begins at 9 a.m.,
with 5K and 10K options
available. Walk for fun or
AVA credit. All are welcome.
Use bug spray and bring a
hat. For details contact Jane
Bailey at 261-9884 or dnjbai-
Passport Day
Will your next vacation or
business trip take you out-
side of the United States? No
matter where you go, a U.S.
.passport will get you back
home. To learn more about
travel requirements for U.S.
citizens or to apply for your
U.S. passport, attend
Passport Day in the USA on
March 10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach
library. This event is spon-
sored by the Friends of the
Fernandina Beach Library.
For information visit
www.nassaureads.com and
click on the Passport tab
located on the left hand side
of the page. Or visit
The local Chapter 4608 of
the AARP will meet March
13 at 1 p.m. at the Council on
Aging, across from Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.
Members will discuss nation-
al and state issues and AARP
reports. A guest from the
Merrill Lynch Wealth
Management office in
Jacksonville will speak on
"Brainworks simple solu-
tions for staying sharp."
Members are urged to
attend and bring a friend.
Chapter dues are $7.50
besides national dues.
Free food
The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency
(NFCAA) will distribute a
small amount of U.S.
Department of Agriculture
Surplus Food Commodities
between 2-3:30 p.m. March
16 at t he Peck Center
Auditorium, 510 South 10th
St. Commodities will be dis-
tributed on a first-come, first-
served basis until thlie food is
depleted. Visit

Thle food pantry needs donations of
non-perishable food items all year round.
For more information, call: 904.261.7000


A man is in criticalcondi-
tion at Shands Jacksonville and
another is under arrest fol-
lowing a hit and run
Wednesday night outside a bar
in Yulee.
Billy Valentine Jr. was
attempting to cross the high-
way about 8:18 p.m. near
Tucker's Hwy 17 Tavern at
850532 US 17 South when he
was struck by a 1994 Ford
Crown Victoria driven by
Leroy Earl Young, the Florida
Highway Patrol said in a press
release. The report did not list
either man's address or age.
Valentine was flown by air
ambulance to Shands after
bystanders called for help
when the vehicle did not stop.
According to some reports,
Valentine was headed into the
tavern to work on a cigarette
machine there.
Not long after investigators
collected clear lens fragments
and pieces of silver plastic fi;om
the crash site, a Nassau
County Sheriff's deputy pulled
over a silver vehicle driven by
Young headed east on A1A,
according to the report. He
reported Young was "sweat-

ing profusely" and that dam-
age to the vehicle matched evi-
dence found at the crash
scene, including a missing
headlight and dented right
front corner. Deputies also
found blue denim fibers in the
dent's crease and confirmed
that Valentine had been wear-
ing jeans.
Young allegedly told troop-
ers he was traveling north on
US 17 when a pedestrian
crossed from the west shoul-
der in front of his car's path
near the bar, the report stated.
Young claimed he drove
back on the east'shoulder to
check on the man, but was
waved on by a bystander,
troopers said.
He said he moved to the
west shoulder and saw the vic-
tim moving before leaving
because he was scared, troop-
ers said. Asked whether he
tried to call for help, Young
said he'did not, according to
the report, though he was car-
rying a cell phone.
The Florida Highway Patrol
arrested Young on a charge of,
leaving the scene of a crash
with injuries. He is being held
at the Nassau County Jail on a
bond of $15,002.


FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 NEWS News-Leader

Sellingan expanded CRA
Senior City Planner Kelly Gibson said that, in order for
a new downtown Community Redevelopment Area, or
CRA, to be successful it would be necessary for the city to
be "constantly packaging and communicating it, and con-
stantly telling people and letting them know about what's
taking place."
"One of the problems is, they reduced (the CRA) down
to such a small spot, there's not much there to even gen-
erate income," Commissioner Tim Poynter said at a spe-
cial meeting Tuesday,
Gibson noted a density bonus plan had oeen devel-
oped by city staff to help bring in higher density in the
area but that so far no developers had taken advantage of
the program
Gibson also noted that expansion of the CRA's borders
would have to meet state statue conditions, and that
every propeny owner would have to be notified in a "major
campaign She also noted that a CRA was not needed for
Ihe city to reinvest in itself
Gibson said later that, it the city decides to expand
CRA boundaries, an outreach program would be devised
I to make sure all properly owners are informed The out-
reach could include a series of public meetings, she said
A new finding of necessity would also have to be done.
Gibbon said for the CRA to meet criteria under a state

CRIA Continuedfrom 1A
Because of residential com-
plaints, the CRA's boundaries
were revised several times
before the present CRA's 20-
year plan was last modified in.
May 2005. At one time the
CRA had 131 properties, but
most of the residential areas
were eventually removed. The
CRA now includes the city
marina and the waterfront up
to Dade Street, as well as a
few upland lots and other prop-
erties owned by the city itself.
According to Gibson, a
"finding of necessity" study for
the CRA determined the
downtown had four conditions
of blight that qualified the area
for CRA establishment. These
included inadequate street lay-
out, unsafe or unsanitary con-
ditions, deterioration of sites
and outdated or inadequate
density patterns.
The city commission
serves as the agency for the
CRA, but untilTuesday's meet-
ing had not convened as such
since 2006.
Interim City Manager Dave
Lott noted at the meeting that
the CRA was "an important
and vital tool for redevelop-
ment of our downtown area,"
but that it had been "a victim of
theeconomic downturn."
According to city Finance
Director Patti Clifford, the tax-
able, value of the CRA has
decreased since it was created
in 2005. Its base tax value in
2005, she said, was $13.6 mil-
lion. Any hew revenues li im
increased property values.go
into a redevelopment trust
fund, she said, but since prop-
erty values have declined, the
taxable value is now less than
the base year.
A $450,000 transfer from
the general fund was put into
the CRA in 2008 to stimulate
progress, but the CRAat pres-
ent has a cash balance of
$168,0.00, Clifford said, aft&r
expenses for professional serv-

Those include over
$244,478 in.consulting work
from Zev Cohen & Associates;
$15,624 to Rice Architecture
LLC for design services;
$12,400 to Manzie and Drake
for surveying services; $29,005
to local attorney Clinch
Kavanaugh for title search
services; $15,000 to local attor-
ney Buddy Jacobs; and
$21,600 in miscellaneous serv-
ices, for a total of $338,118.
According to a city docu-
ment the area brought in
$16,468.33 worth of tax rev--
enues in the 2009-10 fiscal
Gibson also noted the city
had hired consultants to help
create the present CRA.
Mayor Arlene Filkoff sug-
gested creating "another
body" as a new CRA agency to
study the matter.
Poynter also suggested get-
ting a committee together "to
see what kind of activities they
can generate."
Gibson said if boundaries
of the CRA were not expand-
ed, it would be possible to do
other things such as redefine
the base year. But she also rec-
ommended a joint meeting
with the county to discuss the
matter, since it also contributes
taxes to the area.
Clifford noted the county
might not want to change the
base yeaf because in that case
it would have to give more
taxes to the city. "If you change
the base year, (the county)
would give us an increment
over the base," she said.
City Attorney Tammi Bach
said if the city decided to reset
the base year to get the coun-
ty's portion of taxes, it would,
first have to get county
approval. She also said the city
should get a professional con-
,sultant or special staff person
to work on the project.
In the end, commissioners
agreed to have Bach, Gibson
and Clifford develop sugges-
tions on a new board.

Continued from 1A
revenues from the city includ-
ing the marina, golf course and
airport. The city has since
reached agreement with private
firms to manage the marina and
golf course.
The airport has been con-
troversial for a lawsuit that
ultimately could cost the
city $2 million after a court
ruled in favor of MtGill
Aviation. A determination of
whether the city should pay
legal fees, and how much,
remains to be determined.

Continued from 1A

"We were able to find places
for a few of the staff at facilities
in neighboring communities,
but we don't have sufficient
vacancies for everyone," he
Alarcon said the decision
was particularly disappointing
because the program, which
-had not fared well under previ-
ous leadership, had flourished
since the White Foundation
took the reins in 2006.
"We went in there, turned it
around and made it a viable and

B& Continued from 1A
She observed that the chil-
dren take great pride in their
clibs, even the small one in
Fernandina that is soon to be
replaced by a new facility.
Construction has begun on the
new club on school property
south of Southside Elementary
School at the corner of 14th and
Lime streets. It will be funded
entirely by private donations,
which total more than $1.7 mil-
lion thus far, foundation Presi-
dent Bill Gower announced
While visiting the Yulee club,
St. John took off her artificial
leg and held it over her head -
'There is no better way to get
the attention of a group of kids,"
- she said to make a point *out
the need to persevere.
How does a one-legged
black girl from San Diego be-
come a ski champion? It began
when a high school friend "from
the other side of the tracks"
invited her on a family ski trip,
"I was the crippled kid in
school... so. the idea of going
down a snowy hill fast and
graceful was amazing to me,"
St. John said, but she was quick-
ly hooked and, surprising even
herself, really good at it.
"It was one of those things
that made me think, 'God didn't
make junk when he made me.'"
Despite her lack of money,
she eventually earned a schol-
arship to attend a high school
that doubled as a ski instruc-
tion facility in Vermont and suc-
ceeded despite breaking her
ankle "my only ankle" on


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Airport management also
has been criticized for allowing
Island Aviation, its aircraft main-
tenance provider, to fall more
than $85,000 behind on its rent
to the city.
Other issues, involving the
need to cut trees judged as haz-
ards to airport runways and
noise from an aerobatics box,
also have been controversial.
The evaluation committee
did not confront those issues
directly in its report, other than
to note the city might give up
some control over airport
operations if it privatizes. It
did suggest a need for addi-

productive program," he said.
Alarcon pointed to better test
scores for boys enrolled in the
program, a high level of com-
munity support and a number of
improvements staff made to the
premises without cost to the
taxpayers, he noted as evi-
dence of that success.
"It's a real shame because
it's a loss to that community, it's.
a loss to the youth in North
Florida, and we were getting
good results," he said.
Alarcon wondered if law-
,makers were going too far with'
reduction of services, pointing
to an issue in years past when
the state didn't have facilities

her first day there.
St. John credits her triumph
to persistence, a will to over-
come the challenges that faced
her. "I thought a lot of things
could stop me, but I wasn't going
to be one of them," she said.
She learned from Warren
Weatherill, founder of the
Vermont school, who developed
ski champions in Crested Butte,
Colo., as a U.S. team ski coach,
that winners are not made one at
a time but as "communities of
"They may not have" much
else, but they have a lot of heart.
... That's a community of cham-
pions," she said.
St. John won two bronze
medals and one silver at
Innsbruck. She was leading for
the gold, but fell down toward
the end of a run, then got up
and claimed the silver.
"It wouldn't have happened if
I hadn't got up and finished that
race," she said.
Later she learned the gold-
medal winner also fell on the icy
end of the run, which taught her
another lesson, one that was
inscribed on a Starbucks coffee
"People fall down. Winners
get up. Sometimes the gold-

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tional revenues.
"Increasing revenues will be
critical for future improvement
of airport facilities and servic-
es," the report stated. "This
could be achieved by increased
emphasis on marketing avail-
able business opportunities and
developable land at the airport,
as well as increasing revenues
from aviation services such as
fuel sales and other airport activ-
The committee report also
said, 'The current model has
functioned well since the city
hired a full-time airport man-
ager in 2006. Grant funding is at

to accommodate the demand
for beds, leading to juveniles'
enduring long waiting lists or.
being forced into adult facili-
In 2004, the state offered
roughly 7,000 beds, whereas
that figure has shrunk to about
3,300 in 2012, said Alarcon.
"In eight years, more than
50 percent of the beds have
been decommissioned," he said.
"I fear this trend of substan-
tively limiting capacity is going
to come back and hurt us in the
future if we're not careful."
According to its website, the
facility located at 1781 Lisa
Ave. in Fernandina Beach pro-

medalwinner is just the person
whb gets up the fastest."
* That is .the lesson for theo
children at the Boys & Girls
Clubs of Nassau County, St.
* John said. "For these kids, the
ultimate skill is getting up and
getting in the race over and over
St. John has certainly done
that She graduated magna cum
laude from Harvard University
in 1986, won a Rhodes scholar-

Lest -We forget!

an all-time high and the airport
basic infrastructure (runways,
taxiways, lighting, etc.) is in
excellent condition and improv-
ing. However, with limited staff,
facing years of neglected infra-
structure maintenance issues,
and a protracted legal dispute,
we believe the current man-
agement has been unable,to
aggressively market and
improve the airport."
The city commission is
scheduled to be briefed on the
committee report at its regular
meeting Tuesday, which begins
at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 204 Ash St

vided a "low- and moderate-risk
treatment program operated by
the Henry and Rilla White
Foundation. Offenders are pro-
vided uniforms, but must bring
shoes and underclothing. The
key program concept is
'Responsible Living.' This is
instilled through a program that
integrates five levels (expllo-
ration, planning and contract-
ing, demonstration, internal-
ization and transition/release
preparation) in a systematic
design emphasizing accounta-
bility. The average length of stay
for low-risk youth is 2 to 4
months and 4 to 6 months for
moderate-risk youth."

ship to Oxford University,
where she earned an economics
degree, was a director for hu-
man capital issues on the White
House National Economic
Council, has written five books,
become an executive coach and
renowned speaker and contin-
ues to coach disabled ski racers.
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gas pri

People and livestock have
more in common than we.want
to admit. Consumers have a
"herd mentality." The media will
profess pending economic
doom, poor statistics and nega-
tive polls, and the herd stays
still. A few good employment,
housing or consumer confi-
dence blurbs and the herd
starts moving. These tenden-
cies are not necessarily bad. It's
the stampedes that we want to
avoid. Stampedes are a direc-
tionless waste of energy, in most
cases set off by a gunshot or
other outside influence.
The auto industry is full of
herd activities and a few stam-
pedes. The Model T and post-
World War II were positive herd
movements in our business.
The gas lines of the early '70's
oil embargo era produced stam-
pedes, with people trading
Buicks and Lincolns for Vegas
and Pintos. A year later gas was
back and so were the miserable
owners of these uncomfortable
cars to trade back for real vehi-
cles. The herd took a financial
hit trading down and trading
back up.
With the hot consumer topic
being escalating gas prices, the
herd is getting nervous. It
shouldn't be. Gas is plentiful,
consumption is down domesti-
cally and it is political fear fac-
tors driving prices. However,
he dreaded $4 a gallon num-
ber is rearing its head again. A
more recent history evaluation
will show the herd overreact-
ed to the last gas spike and
drove the truck and SUV mar-

g a car when

ices fluctuate

ket (trades
included) into
the toilet.
When prices
some conm-
pact model
sales dropped
to a third of
I(FIER' their monthly
EFFER'S numbers in a
CORNER six-month
..... window. And
SUVs roared
Rick Keffer back. It was
similar to the '70's, but riot near-
ly as dramatic. Real gas supply
issues impacted our lives then,
unlike today.
It is March of 2012 and gas
is high again. What should we
do? Factor fuel in your budget
when looking at a new/used
car. Make it a factor, not the
only factor. Consider your use of
a vehicle and what size and fea-
tures that are needed and sec-
ondly wanted. Price insurance,
compare warranty coverage,
analyze what you are replacing,
consider maintenance needs
and dealer availability for war-
ranty or other work. The list
goes on with other meaningful
decision points.
At 15,000 miles a year and $4
a gallon gas, a, 20-mpg vehicle
uses $3,000 in fuel and a 30-mpg
vehicle uses $2,000 in fuel. With
a purposely large 10 mpg vari-
ance, the cost is $19.23 a week
difference. Nothing to sneeze
* at, but not a game changer for
most drivers. Just keep fuel cost
in perspective as a decision
point, without overweighting it.

If you have a V-8 truck or a
medium or full-size SUV on the
trade bubble, now might be a
good time to make a move.
Don't wait until the national
average hits $4, if it does, as
projected. If you are a small car
intended, act sooner, before pre-
miums hit the market. Supplies
are lower everywhere among
hot selling small models, but
availability will only get tighter
and influence sale prices and
trade values. At any given time,
2 percent of consumers are
actively in the market. They,
along with a small percentage
getting close, need to consider
the big picture and longer
owner cycles before acting. Lots
of exciting choices await them.
While I am on the herd sub-
ject, I went to Disney last week-
end to root on my wife and
daughter in the Princess half-
:,nilaii At 5a.m., 21,000 par-
ticipants had to be in the start-,
ing corrals to begin in the dark
and run 13.1 miles. We got up at
3:20 to catch buses at the
mandated 4 o'clock time and
paid good money to do all this.
It was a hoot and both my
girls did well and survived their
"second half-marathons. All
before the parks opened to reg-
ular customers. Walt would be
proud'that you could pull this
off and they loved it. 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 ownership.

Hartley to run for sheriff

Chris Hartley has
announced his intention to
seek the office of Nassau
County Sheriff. He would re-
place Sheriff Tommy Sea-
graves, who is not seeking
Other Republican candi-
dates who have filed are retired
Florida Highway Patrol officer
Bill Leeper, Callahan busi-
nessman Carlos E. Slay and
former Nassau County deputy
Steve Whitely.
The primary election is
Aug. 14.
"I believe that I possess the
leadership skills, knowledge
and understanding of what it
takes to be successful," Hartley
said in his campaign announce-
ment. "If elected, I will serve
this community with 100 per-
cent transparency and I will
assure complete honesty in
everything I do."
Hartley said he is being
advised by local law enforce-
ment officials "who have
advised that they would
gladly join my team to run the
sheriff's office with dignity,
respect and fiscal responsibili-
ty. The staff that I intend to
lead. has a combined experi-
ence level of 80-plus years of
law enforcement and have -
served at all levels including,

!.r-- but not limit-
4 edl to patrol,
e tions and cor-
Harley is
a former U.S.
044h Merchant
Hartley Marine offi-
cer, police
officer and a
local busiinessman for 15
"I have a plan that uses
inmate labor to maintain coun-
ty facilities and helps to reduce
jail sentences as to relieve
-some of the burden on the tax-
payers for housing some of the
lower risk inmates," Hartley
said. "I intend to bridge the
gap between the sheriff's office
and all of the agencies that
should work closely together.
The administration that I would
put in place will have excellent
working relationships with
employees from agencies such
as ,the Fernandina Beach
Police Department, the State
Attorney's Office and the Drug
Enforcement Administration.
We would be certain to work in
cooperation with these agen-
cies in order to better serve
and protect the citizens of
He promised to increase

street patrol in Nassau County
"without any additional costs
to taxpayers. Furthermore, I
pledge to reduce spending by
a minimum of the sheriff's
salary within the first six
months of taking office or I will
return my paycheck to the
community until I do! I assure
each and every citizen that I
will never forget who I work
He added, "I will not accept
endorsements or financial con-
tributions from any person or
business that may expect
favors in return upon my tak-
ing office. I cannot and will not
be 'bought' by anyone, for any
reason. If I am elected, it will be
by the people and for the peo-
ple and that is who I will serve.
I am one of the people and I will
never lose sight of that.
"Finally, I would like to give
thanks to God, my family and
my friends for giving me the
strength and courage to fight
for what I believe in and for
what is good. Without their
support this would not be pos-
sible. I pray that the citizens of
Nassau County elect the best
person to lead them on the
proper path. Thank you and
may God bless us all."
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the first Saturday of the
month hosting-guest speak-
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This event is free and
open to the public. Come out
and learn more about Ameri-
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what it means to you.
Call (443) 280-0803 for
Voter registration
Nassau County Super-
visor of Elections Vicki P.
Cannon wants to make it
easy for organizations to con-
duct voter registration drives
by offering the services of
her office to conduct voter
registration for orgafiiza-

tions, churches, businesses
and events.
If your organization or
event would like to receive
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Visit www.votenassau.
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing of the Planning Advisory Board is scheduled for Wednesday.
Marchv 14. 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers, 204 Ash Street Fernandina Beach, Florida to
consider the following requests:
ANTONINO TIZZANO, 109 NORTH 3RD STREET TO INCLUDE PARCELS 00-00-31-1800-0009-0270 AND 00-00-31-
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Interested parties may appear at said hearing and be heard as to the advisability of any action, which may
be considered. Any persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in this pro-
gram or activity should contact 277-7305, TTY 277-7399, (TTY number for all City offices) or through the Florida
Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 at least 24 hours in advance to request such accommodation.
Copies of the applications may be inspected in the office of the Community Development Department, City
Hall, 204 Ash Street, between the hours of 7:30 AM 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. For information on the
application, please contact the Staff of the Planning Department at 277-7325.
Thank you so much.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2,2012 NEWS News-Leader

'Customers love her

News Leader
Jennifer Cameron is a peo-
ple person. On a recent rainy
day, she greeted everyone
coming into the Doo Wop
Diner with a cheerful, "Good
As server, opener and
cashier, Cameron does what-
ever needs to be done to keep
the place running smoothly.
"I'd say the most challeng-
ing part of my job is trying to
satisfy everyone and making
sure everyone has a good
But she has a lot of help
with that from the Doo Wop
"We all work hard and
work together. Even though
most of us are unrelated, we
feel like family," said
Owner Lisa Deringer con-
siders Cameron an important
member of the Doo Wop
"Jennifer has been with
me since the beginning. She
has always come to work on
time and has never called in
sick. Customers love her and
come back to see her. She
can always betrusted and fills

Jennifer Cameron delivers a bountiful breakfast at the
Doo Wop Diner.

in if I am not there. We love
her! Hope to always have
Originally from Freehold,
N.J., Cameron has lived in
Nassau County just under five
years. She shares her island
home with children Anthony,
Shavonne and Frankie. When
she's not busy at the diner,

she's enjoying life with
friends and family.
Doo Wop Diner is located
at 1120 South 14th St.
Business hours are 7 a.m.-8
p.m. Monday-Saturday, 7
a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Phone
(904) 432-84(X) or visit


Four of the late Jane Scanlan's friends Cyndee Robertson, Pam Rae, Susie Kawecki,
Anita Oliver asked husband Phil Scanlan to participate in a relay team with them in
the "26.2 with Donna" marathon for breast cancer on Feb. 12. They named the team
"Jane's Soul Mates.' "Although there were 10,000 other runners, it seemed for
awhile I was walking alone, because I had done this run before with Jane beside me,"
Phil Scanlan said. "I know Jane, who had died of cancer on Wednesday, Feb. 8,
2012, would have smiled and given me a kiss."

'We serve a caring spirit'

News Leader
Shirley Rushing has seen a lot of changes
in the 23 years she's been serving meals to
Fernandina's children.
"Food service has changed a lot but all for
the better. Workers have to now take classes
and get certified and there's a lot more paper-
work. We have to keep really tight records."
Rushing says one of the best changes is
that students can fix their own plates so
there's a lot less waste.
"They really like being able to pick what
they want instead of having us do it for
And there are lots of good foods from
which to choose. The menu at one recent
lunch included fresh fruit and salad, green
beans, turkey and noodles, mac sticks with
marinara sauce or pizza.
Putting together 100 breakfasts and 400 to
500 lunches is hard work, says Rushing. "But
the rewards outweigh it. We don't just serve
food, we serve a caring spirit."
Students dash up to give and receive hugs
as the lunch period begins.
"A lunch lady has a special love for these
kids and they know this," says Rushing.
"They actually reach out to us for hugs or cry
on our shoulder. We see them out when
we're shopping and they come running up,
There's the lunch lady!'"
Originally from Columbus, Ga., Rushing
has lived in Nassau County 40 years and
shares her island home with husband Jimmy
Dee. The couple has five grown children, 14

Shirley Rushing has been'dishing up
meals for students at Emma Love
Hardee Elementary School for 23 years.

grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Seventy-two-year-old Rushing stays active
keeping bees and playing tennis.
"My 40-year-old partners ask me where I
get my energy and I tell them I take a table-
spoon of honey and a tablespoon of vinegar
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FRIDAY. MAIRCI 2, 2012 OPINION News-Leader

'Excitement didn't stop at

Week 7 of legislative ses-
sion was a long one, starting
with the drive on Sunday
evening. I had been looking
forward to this week because
my daughter, Emily, was to
serve as a page. Each year
each lawmaker is allowed to
select one page and one mes-
senger to spend a week work-
ing in the state capitol and
learning about their govern-
ment. The pages and messen-
gers work to help facilitate
communications and other
tasks while session is under
way. To apply to become a
page or messenger you can go
to www.myfloridahouse.gov to
learn more.
Monday was to be a "sim-
ple" day. I headed over to the
Senate at 10:30 to watch the
Judiciary Committee consider
the senate companion to HB
1163 dealing with adoptions.
The meeting was scheduled to
end promptly at 1 pm. Little '
did I know that it would be
one of the last bills consid-
ered. I stood in the "standing
room only" committee room
until it about 12:45.
Fortunately the bill passed
unanimously, but with several
amendments, making it con-
siderably different than the
House companion.
Monday afternoon was
spent almost entirely on the
adoption bill, working on vari-
ous amendments. Often when
your bill is "moving," many cf
the interest groups' wll pro-
pose changes that they con-
sider important to improving
the bill. The adoption process
in Florida is complicated and
there are many issues that.
affect how courts and adop-
tion agencies conduct the
business of adoptions.
Needless to say, not all parties
agree with one another and
this is where lawmakers need
to understand both sides and
then render a decision on
which position creates the
best public policy position. It
is always my goal to listen and
then find the best public poli-
cy position that serves taxpay-
ers and working families.
The adoption bill was
scheduled to be on the Health
and Human Services
Committee Tuesday morning<
atdl 0.30 a.m.iThis was' our.: '.
fourth and last-committee
stop. The first of many sur-
prises occurred Monday
evening when I received a
phone call from the commit-

. ....... t.e chairman
telling ume
*. | ~ that lie was
A going to
t. postpone"'
"- t Ihe adoption
bill until
meeting. It
STATE seems that a
REP. lobbyist
... (who I had
been work-
JanetAdkins ing with
the entire, process) was still
not satisfied with the pro-
posed language. I had taken
all but two of their amend-
ments; yet it seemed that we
were at an impasse unless I
accepted one more.
It is important to remem-
ber that of more than 2,000
bills filed only about 300 are
actually adopted and passed
into law each year, meaning
85 percent of all bills die. The
process is set up to kill bills;
and bills only pass with a
great deal of effort and atten-
tion to details. When laws are
passed they must meet high
Tuesday morning I met
with Rep. Like Ray to discuss
a proposed amendment to
help with the St. Johns River
Ferry. Getting things done in
Tallahassee requires teams of
people working together. We
are continuing to work
towards a public/private part-
nership with the
www.keeptheferry.org organi-
zation and to explore a solid
business model that will allow
us to keep an important part
of history in Northeast
Florida. I have held several
meetings in Tallahassee to
tackle the details behind the
ferry issue and as more of the
details come to light, it is
apparent we need a solution
that will bring all stakeholders
to the table to create a plan for
keeping the ferry working.
With the expected arrival of
new naval ships at Mayport,
the increase in traffic will cer-
tainly help increase ridership
and I would encourage you to
take your family for a ride on
this ferry and help keep this
impartantiasset working for
Fl Rto;ida,.L. ;,> n U Eb d;w ,iui>
Later that morning I
attended the Education
Committee meeting. Here we
heard bills dealingWvith
Teacher Associations and a

proposed committee bill deal-
ing with State Universities of
Academic Excellence and
National Preeminence Act.
This last bill is a direct out-
come of the many hours
where we listened to our uni-
versity and college presidents.
It creates the framework for
Florida to have nationally rec-
ognized state universities.
Improving our higher edu-
cation system to produce
innovative programs that
advance our Ability to lead the
nation in new discoveries and
technological advancement is
at the center of our focus.
Florida's higher education
institutions need to be world
class and competitive in order
to attract the emerging busi-
ness of the next decade.
The bill defines 14 meas-
ures of excellence and allows
those universities that meet
11 of the 14 measures to
establish student tuition and
fees rates as approved by the
State University System of
Florida Board of Trustees and
the Board of Governors, raise
tuition and fees once each aca-
demic year beginning with the
fall term, and require its
incoming first:time-in-college
students to take at that univer-
sity, a 9-12 credit set of cours-
es specificallytletermined by
that university.
If an advance payment con-
tract for a student benefiting
from the Prepaid Program
predates the first year the uni-
versity receives the authority
to raise tuition and fees, then
that contract remains in
effect. Florida now has two
universities that meet at least
11 of the measures of excel-
lence: the University of
Florida and Florida State
It is interesting to note that
as of the 2009-10 school year,
the average annual tuition and
required fees for students in
Florida's state university sys-'
tem was $4,400. The average
tuition rates for the southern
region and the nation were
$5,700 and $6,300 respectively.
Florida ranks 45th nationally
in overall tuition and fees.
By recognizing the overall
level of academic and
research achievement among
ourliiihe-st:lerformingi n I
research universities, we will
enable these institutions to
compete with top ranked pub-
lic universities across the

Wednesday morning w
'filled with meetings and
preparing for session that
afternoon. I had two bills o
second reading Wednesda
afternoon. Each bill is hea
three times before the me
bers are allowed to vote on
the measure, the first reach
is when it is introduced, th
second reading is for ques
tions and amendments an
the third reading is for de
and to vote the measure u
I had amended HB 108
include public record exen
tions for tax collectors at t
final committee stop, only
realize that the language h
been inserted in the wron
section. We had to file an
amendment and then an
"amendment to the amend
ment" to get the language
right. It is always best to g
all of the problems work
out at' second reading bec
if you wait until the third r
ing, the rules require that
get a two-thirds majority.
Wednesday afternoon
filled with more amendme
to HB 1163 on adqptions.
"strike-all amendment" wh
is an amendment that essi
tially indicates you have
rewritten the bill in a subs
tial manner was ready aro
4 p.m. and we had taken c
of all but one of the.conce
.by the lobbyist. I must say
was a bit disappointed wh
received word at 4:30 that
there were four.more con
cerns by the same lobbyist
With a 6 p.m. deadline for
amendments, we decided
proceed forward with no
tional amendments.
Thursday morning I pm
sented the adoption bill ho
ing that everyone was rea
ably satisfied with the
language. It was interesting
note that another lobbyist
(who by the way had cane
two prior appointments w
me) rose in opposition to
bill with "serious concern
The bill passed out of its fi
committee with one disse
ing vote. By the time I had
ished presenting the bill,
missed the unusually sho:
Education Committee me
ing. And it was only 9 a.m
The excitement didn't
The next surprise came w
I learned that another me
ber had filed an amendmne
to HB 1089 to strip the tax
lector provision. I immedi


'as called our local Tax Collector testimony is th
John Drew and the lobbying reliable principal
team for the tax collectors to ods, and (3) th
on get their assistance in fighting applied the pri
ay this "unfriendly amendment." methods relia'
ird Fifteen minutes before the of the case.
m- start of session, I was called to The Florid,
n a meeting with the committee was establish(
ding chairman and the fellow mem- was patterned
he ber who filed the amendment. Federal Rules
s- We both made our cases and I Florida statute
d was pleased when the other the Florida Ev
bate member agreed to withdraw replaces and s
p or the amendment. HB 1089 and ing statutory
HB 1305 both passed favor- in conflict witl
39 to ably out of the House and will However, I
mp- now be sent in messages to still use the Fi
he the Senate. expert testimony
to Friday was filled with more Supreme Cou
had meetings and preparation for v. State that "d
g being on the floor. At 1 p.m., al adoption of
the House assembled and con- standard in D
sidered HB 243 dealing with have maintain
d- Expert Testimony. An expert standard of re
just witness is a person who, tated by Frye,
ret through education or experti- In Novemb
d ence, has developed skill or Florida Supre
cause knowledge in a particular sub- "ed Marsh v, V
read- ject, so that he may form an . case, the cour
you opinion that will assist the conflict betwe
fact-finder. Previously, both the Fifth Flori
was federal and Florida courts .-, ourtsofApp
cents used the standard established expert testimony
The in Frye v. United States to fibromyalgia.
which determine whether scientific ring opinion,J
en- and expert testimony could be questioned wl
admitted into evidence, uses the Frye
Stan- In Frye, the court estab- ing that "we h
rund lished a test regarding admit- explained how
'are ting expert testimony of new vived the ado]
rns or novel theories. The court of evidence." E
y I held that in order to introduce ring and disse
en I expert testimony deduced concluded tha
t now from a scientific principle or superseded b:
- discovery, the principle or dis- Florida's Evid
st. cover "must be sufficiently HB 243 pr
established to have gained.- dard regarding
to general acceptance in the par- mony that isr
addi- ticular field in which it '. related to Dat
belongs." Federal Code
re- In 1975 the Federal Rules than Frye. Th
op- of Evidence were formally with 77 yeas '
ison- promulgated; yet federal This week
-courts still continued to use of having my
ng to the Frye standard until 1993. and watch th(
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celed U.S. Supreme Court held in from home in
ith Daubert that the Frye stan- always make
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s." the Federal Rules of Evidence. recognize the
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rt to understand the evidence or come to watc
et- to determine a fact in issue, a ment work.
witness qualified as an expert ;Ify~I ever
stop.-. byknowledget skill', experiL- arcjtus,,intert
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m- may testify in the form of an know so we c
ent opinion or otherwise, if (1) have you rec(
x col- the testimony is based upon our state capi
lately sufficient facts or data, (2) the Janet.adkinss@

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ples and meth-
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inciples and
bly to the facts
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ed in 1979 and
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of Evidence.
e provides that
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supersedes exist-
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rye standard for
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nd 34 nays.
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Laid low by a pulled

Oh, the pain and humiliation of trying to
whip a nearly 60-year-old body into shape after
it's had a good long while to go to secd. I'm
not talking about mere weight loss, sports
fans. I mean getting serious about an exercise
and health regimen that will put hard flat
planes on places where a body's gone as
gooey as bubblegum.
Last winter, I was doing just dandy. At six-
foot, three inches tall I was a lean 210 pounds.
OK, so my cardiologist wants me to weigh
190, but what does he know, right? I did OK
for awhile and then the poundage came leak-
ing back like water through a hole in the hull
of an Italian cruise ship. Before I knew it, my
weight was cruising for the bruising zone so I
went on another diet.
See, my problem is exercise. It's not that I
don't like to exercise. I do. My problem is the
kind of exercise I like to do. I love to run.
Love it. I love to run the way some people love
to swim or ride bikes or play tennis. I don't set
any records for speed. I'm more of a trotter
than a real runner. But I've been blessed with
an insane stamina that allows me to go for
miles and miles at a time: In fact, back when I
had my heart attack in 2006, I was running
three or four miles a day, four or five days a
week and never once got short of breath.
As you might imagine, my heart attack
took me by surprise. But hey, don't they all?
And then I pulled that dang hamstring.

O()uch. Talk about something
that'll make you take off your
running shoes awhile, baby,
a pulled hammy will do it
every time. So I got some
physical therapy and the sore
hammy was starting to feel a
little better and then I went
and fell off my sailboat and in
the process of grabbing hold
CUPOF and trying not to break my
JOE neck, I tore the already
injured hamstring. I thought
I would die right there on the
Joe Palmer spot.
Do you know how long it
takes a severe hamstring injury to heal when
you're a middle-aged dude? Trust me, folks.
The dang thing lingers like an unwelcome rel-
ative. About all you can do is suffer until it
takes its gosh awful sweet time getting better,
which in my case was the better part of a year.
Just when I would think I was on the mend, I'd
do a test by stretching or trying to walk fast
and my aggrieved right hamstring would
scream like something out of a horror flick. I
asked'everyone I knew who had the injury
what to do and they all told me the same ,
thing. Wait it out.
And that's what brings me to my story here
tonight. In the process of waiting it out, I got
somewhat porcine of girth, even though lots


of people tell me that I carry my weight well.
When someone tells you that, he's just trying
to be polite and say you're a porker. It's like
when a Southerner says, "Bless your heart."
What that really means is something far less
Running is about the only kind of
exercise I really like to do and when I can't
run, I gain weight and get out of shape.
Which I have done in spades, as I've never
met a second helping I couldn't polish off or a
cookie or 10 1 didn't love. And don't even let
me get started on honey. My kids call me
Pooh Bear.
And then came the invitation to my 40th
high school class reunion the last weekend in
April. It took that to spur me to action.
Determined not to be the sweaty fat.guy on
the dance floor, I've mounted a diet and exer-
cise routine that's guaran-dang-teed to suc-
ceed if I can just hold the line, which I seem to
be doing thus far.
My legs are coming back and I've been
able to start running again, though I'm still
taking it slow for right now. I even boycotted
the Girl Scouts this year. For the first time in
recent memory, I don't have a fridge full of
So if you see me out running, give me a
cheer. I can use the encouragement. The spir-
it's willing but the flesh is still mighty sore.

Sound of
I drive north on Miner,
Road by the school complex
pretty much every day. My
commute time is usually when
the flashing lights on Miner
Road indicate that the speed
limit is reduced to 15 mph
while in the "School Zone."
There is always a Nassau
County deputy standing in the
road directing traffic into and
out of the middle school as well,
as a crossing guard for the chil-
dren that are walking.
My concern is the road that
goes toward the high school
on the south side of the com-
plex and the north entrance for
buses off of Miner Road. Both
of these roads are well within
the "flashing" school zone,
however, whether it is a bus,
loaded with students or not, a
student driver, a parent or even
a teacher, it seems that as soon
as they turn onto school prop-
erty, the speed restriction of
15 mph is no longer, applica-
ble, enforced or given any con-
cern. The children that are
walking to the middle school
have to cross one of the two
other entrances depending on
what direction 'they are com-
ing from, as well as walking on
school property to get to the
If you just watch for a day,
actually 30 to 45 minutes, you
will see vehicles, including
buses, traveling at a much high-
er rate of speed through the
complex, children having to -be
beeped at because they are not
paying attention to the two
intersections that do not have a
crossing guard while the stop
signs are being ignored by
most, including the bus driv-
ers (who seem to think none of
the driving rules apply to
As we go forward with an
ever-expanding community, the
county has widened Miner
Road, increased the length of
the left-turn lane on A1A to
Miner Road and made a left-
turn lane on Miner Road on to
the road that goes back to the
high school. With all this, there
seems to be no acknowledge-
ment or concern over the
increased road traffic versus
the walking traffic.
My suggestion is to have
crossing guards at all school
entrances, mandatory speed
limit of 15 mph while on school
property at any time. (Doesn't
that just make sense?) Also
there should be a increase in
police presence on campus for
speed violators and the instal-
lation of some serious speed
bumps, especially at the stop
signs from the schools to
Miner Road.
Some will ask if this is
worth spending extra tax dol-
lars on. My answer is do you
want to be the one that has'to
make that phone call to a par-
ent of a student?
Bruce Bellis

Awareness Month
In 1987, Ronald Reagan
signed a proclamation desig-
nating March as Develop-men-
tal Disabilities Awareness
Month. The proclamation
called for people to provide
understanding, encouragement
and opportunities to help per-
sons with developmental dis-
abilities to lead productive and
fulfilling lives. This proclama-
tion also generated renew-ed
respect for people with devel-
opmental disabilities and has

increased awareness of the
issues faced by this communi-
ty. ,, : ,
Great developments have"
been made toward expanding
the rights of people with dis-
abilities, including the recent
Rosa Law, in which the words
"mental retardation" were
removed from all federal
statutes and were replaced with
the term "intellectual disability."
The Americans with Disabi-
lities Act, signed in 1990, rec-
ognizes and protects the civil
rights of people with disabili-
Also in 1990, the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act
(IDEA) was signed into law.
This law governs how agen-
cies and schools provide early
intervention, special education
and related services to children
with disabilities, from birth to
age 21. The IDEA 2004 amend-
ment guaranteed these chil-
dren a free appropriate public
education that prepares them
for further education, employ-
ment, and independent living.
Individuals with disabilities
now lead independent, pro-
ductive lives. Many live on
their own, have jobs and par-
ticipate in community events.
Parents no longer feel the pres-
sure to send their children
away to institutions and instead
are active participants in their
children's daily lives and
Among the best of all
humans are'those gifted with
disabilities. These people are
not to be excluded in America,
they should always be high-
lighted as extraordinary indi-
viduals of our community.
Being ashamed of them or
embarrassed in having them
as siblings, children, neigh-
bors or co-workers is ignoring
their beautiful attributes.
People with disabilities might
have weaknesses in certain
areas, but stronger talents in
-other areas ensure that they
can be valued citizens of the
And just because certain
individuals are known to have
a disability doesn't necessarily
exclude the rest of us from hav-
ing abnormalities. In fact, most
of us who appear to have all
our senses intact are indeed
the very ones who wear the
label of being impaired
because we often have so
much darkness in our heart
that we cannot see the light.
Disability advocates have
made great strides in how soci-
ety views these individuals,
including access to public
areas, employment opportuni-
ties, and even the vocabulary
we use to discuss issues of dis-
ability. People with disabilities
are more visible and active in

society now than ever before;
therefore, it is important for
everyone to educate them-
selves about issues facing this
segment of the population.
I invite the citizens of our
community to celebrate
Developmental Disabilities
Awareness Month by increas-
ing your own awareness level.
Whether it is volunteering your
time with an organization that
serves individuals with dis-
abilities, contacting your legis-
lators to ensure valuable fund-
ing goes to organizations that
support people with disabili-
ties or by educating your chil-
dren, friends and family that
all people, whether they have a
disability or not, have some-
thing important to contribute
to our community.
Benjamin Uoyd

natural supplements
Washington continues its
fight on natural supplements.
The result would make vitamin
supplements harder to get and
far more expensive. The FDA's
longstanding scare campaign
against naturalvitamin supple-
ments is easily defeated with
facts. Using figures from 2008,
the American Association of
Poison Control does not have a
record of a single case where a
person died from. supplement
Compare that to the gov-
ernment-dominated drug
industry. In 2008, 106,000 peo-
ple died from proper drug
usage. That means these folks
were taking their medicines
according to their doctors'
instructions and they still died
from drug side effects.
The government wants no
alternatives to prescription
drugs, period. Prescriptions
save far more lives than they
endanger, but that is not the
point. Why limit our choices
for health care? I believe the
reason they are trying to hin-
der the supplement industry is
for more control over the peo-
ple, and this will bring more
wealth to pharmaceuticals that
give millions to political cam-
In Congress, Senator Dick
D)urbin (D-Ill.) has introduced
a bill that would require dietary
supplement manufacturers to
register every supplement they
produce with the FDA includ-
ing a list of ingredients and
dosage sizes, a description of
the supplement and a copy of
the label. This opens the door
for the FDA to regulate the
dosage sizes and would give
them the ability to reclassify
the supplement as a drug
requiring a prescription. More

money for us to spend on doc-
tor visits, and we know the
markup on drugs is outra-
geous. This new bill opens the
gate for bureaucrats to have
more say in what supplement
companies can produce and
What you can buy.
It doesn't stop there. The
FDA has also recently released
a new set of guidelines that if
implemented will make it
almost impossible for supple-
ment companies to stay in busi-
ness. These "guidelines" state
that the FDA must make
approval for every ingredient in
every supplement (The only
exception is for ingredients that
were already on the market
prior to October 1984.)
The guidelines also require
supplement companies to
remove their products from
interstate commerce until
approval is received a term
that won't be less than 75 days.
Most companies will close if
they shut down for two and a
half months while they wait for
FDA approval. How many com-
panies can survive that long
with diminished revenues? And
the waiting period may be
longer we know it won't be
shorter. Once an ingredient is
approved for one supplement,
it's approved industrywide,
requiring each company to get
approval for every ingredient in
every supplement. If they use
the same ingredient in three
supplements, they'll need to
get it approved three times!
This all adds up to the
potential for a big decrease in
your access to natural supple-
Can you tell me why we
shouldn't be able to purchase a
natural supplement with an
existing track record of safety
without hindrance from gov-
ernment officials? This bill has-
n't made it through Congress
yet, and the FDA hasn't yet
approved these punishing new
guidelines. You still have time
to make yourself heard. Protest
by contacting your congress-
man and your senators to vote
no on Sen. Durbin's bill at
Get informed about the sup-
plements you use and the sup-
plements currently available
for any health conditions you're
dealing with. Learn what plants
each one comes from, and be
ready if necessary to grow your
own medicinal herbs as much
as possible to make your own.
Isn't this ridiculous to even
have to think like this here in
America? Government over-
reach is becoming the stan-
dard mode of operation. It's
best to be prepared.
Pat Eubank
Fernandina Beach

From hip hop

to tea parties

in our 'hamlet

Musings, opinions, obser-
vations, questions, and ran-
dom thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
All little girls like to have
pretend tea parties don't they?
So how about the real thing? If
you want to put a smile on the
face of a daughter, grand-
daughter, niece or neighbor
between six and 12 years old
and create some lasting happy
memories, then tell her to
break out the saddle shoes,
white socks and crinolines and
escort her to the Hoyt House
on Sopth Eighth Street and
Centre for its Wednesday
through Sunday 12:30-3 p.m.
English tea.
Watch your little guests
giggle with delight as they are
served scones, crumpets,
assorted tea sandwiches, fruit
tarts, jams, a variety of teas in
their very own tea pot, etc., all
in a 100-year-old Victorian
I'm more of a BBQ and
beer guy myself but I treated
my wife there recently and a
, repeat visit has been request-
* *
Greens gone wild? You
know those two huge towers
that loom up out of the marsh-
es as you drive south on A1A
toward Heckscher Drive that
look like nuclear energy facili-
ties? They aren't The 40-story
tall towers are used to cool the
coal-fired St. Johns River
Power Park's condenser water.
Statistics I've read say Florida
uses coal for some 30 percent
of its electricity demand and is
the country's fourth most coal
dependent state. So if you buy
one of those dinky electric
cars it'll probably be powered
by coal-burning electricity
How then does this current
administration justify its 2008
campaign promise to shut
down the coal industry and its
blatant promotion of the
Chevy Volt, the government/
General Motors' overpriced
($41,000 plus) electric lemon
with an annoying tendency to
unexpectedly burst into
flames? The other 70 percent
of this state's electricity is gen-
erated by oil, natural gas and
nuclear sources. Do the
greens have a cache of caged
squirrels or a revolutionary
rubber band technology that'll
power our cars and light our
homes in the future?
Folks in the United
Kingdom have already spoken
with their wallets. London's
Daily Mail reports that sales of'
electric cars there have fallen
so sharply that there are now
more charging stations than
there are vehicles. And shock-
ing news it is reported that
some Chevy dealers in the
U.S. are refusing to accept any
more of the fiery duds.
Remember the Yugo? I'm not
an expert but I don't see how
solar panels and windmills will
power my car or home, or am I
just a gasbag?
* *
The attractive young couple
Joe and Morgan Parrish, own-
ers of O'Kane's, host a great
wine tasting event every third
Tuesday of each month.
Sample 10 wines, snack on
cheese and crackers, meet
some interesting people and
see people you already know,

all for only
$10. You sit
in an area
facing Centre
Street where
you can
watch people
walking by,
but wouldn't
DAVE'S it be even
DAVE'S more fun if
WORLD you could sip
_... your wine on
the sidewalk
David N in front too?
Scott Fernandina
Beach says
you can't do that. Why-not?

While at a beachside water-
ing hole recently I spotted a
young woman with streaks of
green, orange and blue hair;, a
variety of metal pins and balls
in her lips, tongue and eye-
brows; patterns of colored ink
on her legs, arms, back, etc.,
and holes the size of bottle
caps in her ears. I assumed the
pathetic wretch was a survivor
of an office supply store explo-
sion where she was battered
by staple gun, ink cartridge
and hole punch projectiles.
Nobody would intentionally
mutilate themselves like that
would they? Naw!
* *
Is Fernandina Beach a
town, a city or a village? It was
a town when located in what
today is called "Old Town."
What changed? It must be a
city now because its elected
officials are called "city" com-
missioners and they meet in a
"City" Hall. Yet the brick
facade at the corner of Eighth
and Centre street says "Wel-
come to Historic Downtown
Fernandina Beach."
It doesn't look like a city. If
it was up to me, I'd call
Fernandina Beach a "village"
or, worst case, a "town," words
that tumble off the tongue,
sound pleasant and to me -
mean a nice place to be. The
word "city" on the other hand
screams "huge, loud, dirty, vio-
lent and nasty" such as Detroit
or Atlanta. So can we call
Fernandina Beach a town or a
village? Or how about a "ham-
let?" And who says we can or
* *
I don't "hip" and I don't
"hop," but the Friday, April 6
date for Sounds on Centre fea-
tures artist Orlino Guerra and
two hours of that particular
musical genre. I'm not sure
that an evening of Gregorian
chants, Austrian slap dancing
or Swiss yodeling wouldn't
have been more appropriate,
but that's just me, an obdurate
curmudgeon who prefers
music with melody and under-
standable lyrics. I'll be there
nonetheless and hopefully
pleasantly surprised by the
tunes I hear.
The rest of the schedule
released by the Historic Fer-
nandina Business Association
(HFBA) promises a variety of
other genres including jazz,
country, blues and Motown
from 6-8 p.m. the first Friday of
every month downtown kick-
ing off this evening, March 2,
with the rock group Face for
Radio and concluding Oct. 5
with Motown talent Gabriel, all
on blocked-off Centre Street
from Second to Front.




Pat and Anita McKenzie of
Fernandina Beach announce
the engagement of their'
daughter, Rachel Erin, to
Joshua Michael Baldwin, the
son of Wayne and Mayra
Baldwin of Berea, Ky.
Miss McKenzie is a
Spanish teacher in Burbank,
Calif. Mr. Baldwin will gradu-
ate in June from Fuller
Theological Seminary with a
masters in divinity.
A July 7 wedding is
planned in Fernandina

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Mr. Baldwin, Miss


Georgia Southern Fernandina Beach.
University recently recog- To be eligible for the
nized 2,434 students for excel- dean's list, a student must
lence in academics on the have at least a 3.50 grade
2011 fall semester dean's list. point average and carry a.
Among them were Moran Lee minimum of 12 hours for the
and Lauren McCoy, both of semester.

Book sale March 29-31

The semiannual Friends of
the Library Book Sale is,.
March 29-31, at the Peck
Center gym, 516 South 10th
St. Choose from roughly
30,000 books for both chil-
dren and adults, organized in
more than 40 categories -
most ranging from 50 cents to
$3. Also for sale will be audio
books, CDs, DVDs, games,
puzzles and morg.
Hours are 5 to 7 p.m.
March 29, for a special FOL

members-only preview. If
you're not an FOL member
but Would still like to have
first dibs at all the bargains,
just join/renew at the library
or at the book-sale door.
The sale is open to the
public from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 30 and from 9:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m. March 31. There will
be special deals Saturday
afternoon.'Proceeds from the
sale benefit the Fernandina
Beach Library.

'Blue chip' autos at Concoui
BLENHEIM, Ontario RM Auctions, hosting our event at the magnificent
the official auction house of the Amelia Ritz-Carlton-there is tremendous her-
Island Concours d'Elegance, has itage and prestige we are proud to be a
announced its latest series of blue-chip part of," says Rob Myers, chairman and
automobiles set to cross the auction founder, RM Auctions, in a press
podium at its Amelia Island sale March release.
10. RM has placed a strong emphasis on

Held in conjunction with the Amelia
Island Concours d'Elegance, the single-
day sale will lift the gavel on more than
100 high-caliber automobiles, including
10 examples expected to exceed $1 mil-
The auction will be held March 10
starting at 11 a.m. on the oceanfront
lawns of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy.
Previews will be held March 8 and 9
from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and March 10 from 9-
11 a.m. An official auction catalogue is
available for $120 and admits two people
to the preview and auction. For informa-
tion or to view the digital.catalogue, visit
www.rmauctions.com'or call RM
Auctions at (519) 352-4575.
"We're thrilled to be returning to
Amelia Island and continuing our strong
track record in Northeast Florida.
Being the official auction house of the
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and

best-of-category examples for the sale,
with consignments hand-sourced by
RM's expert team of specialists from
around the w6rld.
In keeping with RM tradition, impor-
tant and historic Ferraris are a key
focus, with no less than eight examples
from the Modenese Prancing Horse
poised for the auction podium.
Headlining the offering is a 1956 Ferrari
250 GT Coupe Speciale, s/n 0465 GT,
featuring rare 410 Superamerica-style,
Pinin Farina Berlinetta coachwork. One
of just four examples built, 0465 GT
remains unique among its peers thanks
to numerous excellent special-order
items including gauges, telescopic
steering wheel, high bolster seats, twin
fuel tanks with twin fillers and a custom
lowered driver's window crank. It car-
ries Ferrari Classiche certification and
is a multiple award-winner, most recent-
ly receiving a "First in Class Platinum"


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"Advanced Thinking" by automotive artist David Snyder.

Automotive art focus

of Concours exhibit

The Automotive Fine Arts
Society (AFAS) has invited
artist David Snyder to partici-
pate in the 2012 Amelia Island
Concours d'Elegance March
9-11 at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Islan d the Golf .
Club of Amelia' IslaidU V
mer Beach. Snyder will shofw-
case his painting "Advanced
Thinking" among the other
AFAS artists displaying a vari-
ety of subjects, including the
celebrated Shelby Cobra, the
Ferrari GTO and historic race-
"It's a privilege to exhibit
with such a renowned group
of artists," said Snyder. 'They
-have been a significant influ-
ence in the automotive indus-.
try and continue to inspire
those around them. I'm proud
to be a part of a group at this
year's show."
Taking concours patrons
back in time, the acrylic on
board, "Advanced Thinking,"
measures 28 by 40 inches and
features a Studebaker dealer-

ship set against a dramatic
sunset backdrop. Snyder,
known for his historical accu-
racy and commitment to
detail, mixed and blended the
paints to match the factory
color paint chips, bringing the
automotive.obloppalette ofthei.,'
1950s'and '60s to life. With the
introduction of the Avanti
and Lark Daytona, 1963 was a
historic year for Studebaker.
AFAS was established in
1983 by a group of artists
acknowledged by critics to be
among the best in their field.
Their works will be on display
at the Concours show field on
March 11 from 9:30 a.m.-5
p.m. on the 10th and 18th fair-
ways of The Golf Club of
Amelia Island at Summer
Beach adjacent to The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island. Visit
www.autoartgallery.com or
contact Laura Sayed at (214)
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seeks Ferrari owners

Inaugural event celebrates GTOs
JACKSONVILLE Since a For entrants who will trail-
number of Ferrari 250 GTOs er their vehicles, parking will
will be descending on Amelia be provided at no charge at
Island for the 17th Amelia the Amelia Island Industrial
'Island Concours to celebrate- Park, located on Amelia
the 50th anniversary of these Island Parkway just past the
iconic sports racers, Fernandina Beach airport
Concorso Atlantico has Entry to the industrial park is
extended an invitation to their at Lynndale Road.
owners to display their vehi- 'All Concorso Atlantico
cles at the inaugural ntraints, spectators and vol-
Concorso Atlantico, which 'unteers will be required to
will be held on Saturday, enter at the Omni Amelia
March 10 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation's main gate
Island Plantation's Oak at 6800 First Coast Hwy.
Marsh Golf Course. From the security entrance,
"All of us agreed that since signage and volunteers will
these incredible vehicles direct them to the show field
were already going to be here and parking. Spectator park-
for Amelia, why not invite ing is $5 per car at the Oak
them to show their vehicles Marsh driving range.
with us, too, as another Entry fee per car is $150
opportunity for the public to and covers two participants,
see them," says Ken Perry, and the public will be admit-
Concorso chairman. "It would ted at no charge. Download
be a great honor to have any registration forms at
number of them on the ninth www.concorsoatlantico.org
fairway of the Oak Marsh and click on the "Register
Golf Course. In fact, we wel- Now" tab. Proceeds from
come any Ferrari or other Concorso Atlantico will be
vehicle of Italian heritage that donated to charities serving
is on the island that weekend Northeast Florida.
to show at our event." For more information or to
For car enthusiasts world- register your Italian vehicle,
wide, the Ferrari 250 GTO call (904) 910-5923 or visit
represents the epitome of www.concorsoatlantico.org.
Italian design and perform- The Concorso Atlantico is
ance.. Less than 40 of them applying for 501(c) (3) status
were built in the early '60s, in the state of Florida. It is an
and they change owners very independent automotive
infrequently. When they do, it event and is not affiliated with
is usually a private sale and The Amelia Island Concours
for many millions of dollars. d'Elegance or its sponsor.

rs auction
award.and judged "Most Elegant
Ferrari" at Cavallino in January (Est.
$1,300,000-$1,600,000) ..
"This 250 GT Pinin Farina Coupe
Special epitomizes the quality and
breathtaking aesthetics of Ferrari's
early coachbuilt cars," says RM's West
Coast specialist Shelby Myers.
Blue-chip American marques are
also well-represented. One example is
the 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Riley &
Scott Racing Car. One of three
Corvettes on offer, it holds a special
place in the history books as the late
Paul Newm'an's 2003-07 SCCA racer in
which he won his last race.
"It is a terrific testament to Paul
Newman's extraordinary racing career
and eye for competitiveness and perfec-
tion," comments Donnie Gould, RM spe-
cialist. "Finished in its #83 livery, it is
not only a fitting tribute to a Hollywood
legend but a superb racing car."
The sale also will feature a select .
range of motorcycles and collectibles,
including the Lalique. Mascot Collection
of Ele Chesney, accompanied by custom
display cases, and a Ferrari 250 GTO
Bronze Sculpture to be sold to benefit
Spina Bifida of Jacksonville.

Concours to host racinglegends
Amncrican racr Sam Posey will be the guest of honor
at th- 17th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
March )9-11 Th.- honoree for 2012 is rally and endurance
Legend Vic Eliord and the iconic Ferrari GTO will be fea-
Tickets to the show March 11 from 9:30 a m.-5 p.m. on
the 10h and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia
Island at Summer Beach adjacent to The. Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island are .50 in advance and $60 the day of show
for adults, .325 for ages 12-18 and $25 active duty military
available day u, show only). Children under 12 admitted
fre,: when accompanied by a paying adult Visit
wvw.ameliaconcours.org or call (904) 636-0027.



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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012/News-Leader


Seminary S

Memorial United Methodist Church is
pleased to offer a free public concert of the
Boston University School of Theology
Seminary Singers on on March 13 at 7 p.m.
as part of the Concerts with a Cause series,
with this one to benefit Micah's Place.
Admission is free and a love offering will be
All are welcome to attend this dynamic
evening of choral music. Boston University
School of Theology, under the leadership of
Dean Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore, is the
oldest theological seminary of American
Methodism and 'the founding school of
Boston University, the largest private
research university in New England.
Historically known as "The School of the
Prophets," its mission is to pursue knowledge
of God, to cultivate leaders for communities
of faith, to enrich the academy, and to seek
peace with justice in a diverse and intercon-
nected world. Notable alumni include lead-

ingers seek t(

ers such as Anna Howard Shaw, famous suf-
fragist and first woman ordained within
American Methodism, the founders of both
the Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries,
and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Seminary Singers of Boston
University School of Theology hold a long
and rich tradition of sacred choral music
spanning eight decades. Today's Seminary
Singers, made up of students, faculty and
administrators of the School of Theology,
are instrumental in the seminary's worship
leadership. Many of the students are prepar-
ing for parish ministry; others are pursuing
ministries such as sacred music, teaching,
nonprofit work, and chaplaincy, among oth-
The group tours the country as ambas-
sadors for the School of Theology every few
years; this year's tour is throughout tlih ,lail
of Florida. The group includes members
from all over the country and world, and

) 'bring light

prides itself on presenting quality sacred
music reflecting that diversity.
This year's concert program, entitled
"Bringing Light to the Darkness: Singing
for Peace," attempts to reflect that diversity
by offering music in a variety of world lan-
guages, all focused on seeking God's peace
in the world. Concertgoers will hear tradi-
tional and modern takes on beloved
hymnody and scriptural texts, as well as spir-
ituals, gospels, and contemporary praise
music. The concert will also feature several
instrumentalists and African drumming. The
goal of this year's Seminary Singers tour is
to empower God's people to "bring light to
the darkness" by "singing for peace" and
rejoicing in God's extravagant, diverse, and
justice-filled love.
For more information, contact the church
at 261-5769 or joan@mumconline.com. The
church is located at 601 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach.

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Seminary Singers
Rev. Chad William Kidd, Conductoi
"Light is Stronger Than Darkness: Singing for Peace'

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dynamfCglobal repertoire and an exciting evening of choral music.


Women's Day events
Mark your calendars for
the Women's Day events at'
Historic Macedonia AME
Church, 202 S. Ninth St.,
Fernandina Beach, including
fish dinner and sandwich
sales from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the
.second and fourth Saturdays
of March and a Women's Day
Program on March 4 at 5 p.m.
All are welcome. For informa-
tion call Sis. Sherry
Thompson at 335-7496 or
leave message at 261-4114.
Duke chorale
Duke University Chorale,
under the direction of Dr.
Rodney Wynkoop, will per-
form 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. -
The chorale's tour reper-
toire typically features both .
sacred and secular music
ranging from the Renaissance
to contemporary works, from
serious to relaxed music.
Hope House
Youdon'twaant to miss this
week's Tuesday Worship, '.:
Service at The Salvation Army
Hope House, 410 S. Ninth St.,
Fernandina Beach when Mike
Batiste, The Salvation Army's
IT manager, will share the
amazing story of the great
grace and mercy God offers
to each person through Jesus
Christ and how that played
out in his life. Come at noon
on March 6 ready to be
moved, inspired and changed.
Call 321-0435 for information.
Grief help
GriefShare recovery and
support group meetings will
begin March 7 from 6-8 p.m.
at First Baptist Church, 1600
&. Eighth St., Fernandina
Beach. GriefShare is a vide6
seminar series that features

Sunday School ................................9:30 9:30
Sunday Worship....................1.....10:45 ona
Wednesday AWANA,........:.......6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
Pastor:Bud Lol1 g
941017 Old Noassille Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034
www.Springhillbaptistfb.o r

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

some of the nation's foremost
Christian experts on grief and
recovery topics as seen from a
biblical perspective. The video
seminars are combined with
support group discussion of
the materials presented dur-
ing the video. Please call 261-
3617; if you would like more

Alternative Gift
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach will host its
annual Alternative Gift
Market on March 10 from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. inside Burns Hall,
featuring hand-crafted fair
trade gifts created by artisans
from around the world. Shop
for unique Easter, graduation,
Mother's Day, birthday and
wedding gifts from new ven-
dors as well as returning
favorites. Unique and afford-
able gifts include hand-crafted
jewelry, home and garden
decor, body care, children's
gifts and more. Purchases
benefit women, children and
families locally and in develop-
Sing countries. Call 261-4293.


The Jewish Federation of
Jacksonville presents
"Community University," a
day of interesting classes for
all age groups, March 11 from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
Jacksonville Jewish Center,
3662 Crown Point Road (off
San Jose Boulevard).
Class topics include
Creating Sacred,Moments:
The Intersection Between Life
Coaching and Jewish
Mysticism, What Makes Us
Humans Tick, The Greatest
Person Who Ever Lived,
Candid Photography, and
more. For more information,
contact Adam Bronstone at
(904) 448-5000, ext. 208, or by
email at adamb@jewishjack-

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday WorshipService 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adulis 6pmi
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
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For More Inbrnmalion Call: 261-9527

Ted Sehroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 ain
All are Welcome
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The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island/Nassau will
hold a Shabbat service on
March 16 at a private home.
The evening starts at 6 p.m.
Please bring a heart-healthy
appetizer to share; beverages
will be provided. Services will
begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp. The
group will enjoy a light
dessert after the services con-
clude. To RSVP and for more
information contact Debbie
Price at 310-6060 or
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need in the
area on Thursday, March 22
from 5-6:30 p.m. at 941017 Old
Nassauville Road. -
Meals are served on the
fourth Thursday of each
month. The church also deliv-
ers meals. On the day of the
meal if possible, anyone
attending, or needing a meal
delivered, should call 261-
4741, ext 110 in advance. For
information, call Robyn
Stuckey at 583-3280.
YBC Food Pantry
Yulee Baptist Church Food
Pantry, 85971 Harts Road in
Yulee, is open to everyone to
assist with food needs. Hours
are Tuesday from 6:30-8:30
p.m. and Wednesday and
Thursday fiom 2-4 p.m. For
information call 225-5128.
Clothes giveaway
New Jerusalem H.O.G.I.C.
holds a free clothes giveaway
the third Saturday of the
month froni 8 a.m.-noon at
816 South 10th St.,
Fernandina Beach. For infor-
mation call 491-7669 or Kim
Strange at 415-8360.
Donations needed
Harbor Shores Ministries
is a nonprofit organization

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Metlodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am 9;30am 1am- 12:30 pm
Daily Mass- 8:30am Mon., Wed., llis & Fri.
6 pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 arn
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Perish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-65686

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The community is invited to a presentation
of the Holy Week portion of Handel's oratorio
Messinh on Good Friday, April 6, at 7 p.Ti, af'
Amelia Baptist Church.
A 50-voice community chorus will be
accompanied by a string quartet of Jackson-
ville Symphony members led by Carol
Whitman, all under the direction of Pam
Helton, Minister of Music at Amelia Baptist
Church. Communion will be observed as the
music and text communicate the meaning of
the events of Holy Week.
Messiah was written by George Frideric
Handel to be performed in three parts, and

that reaches out to needy fam-
ilies in the local community. It
accepts tax-deductible dona-
tions to help local needs. Your
items may be given to a family
in need or liquidated to supply
food, clothes, furniture, etc.
Call 225-0963 to schedule your

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225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
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The Interfaith Dinner Network provides a
hot, nutritious dinner four nights a week at
the Salvation Army Hope House, Ninth and
Date streets, for the island's homeless and
needy. The IDN comprises 11 local churches.
The group is looking for more churches that
would like to serve dinners one night a
month. Small churches can partner with oth-
ers. Call Ailene Wood at 491-4900 for informa-

The Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network,
sponsored by the Coalition for the Homeless
. of Nassau County, serves a healthy dinner to
anyone in need every Tuesday and Thursday
from 5-7 p.m. The Yulbe IDN is located
behind the Old Yulee Middle School, at US
17 and Pages Dairy Road. Look for the ban- .
ner and signs. For information or to volun-
teer, call 556-2496 or visit their website,
Yulee Baptist Church Food Pantry, 85971
Harts Road in Yulee, is open to everyone to

assist with food needs. Hours are Tuesdays
from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Wednesday and
Thursday from 2-4 p.m. For information call
O'Neal Memorial Baptist Church, 474257
SR 200 East, offers an emergency food
pantry for families and individuals in crisis.
No income eligibility required. For assistance
call 277-2606 or 261-4186.
Food donations
The Fernandina Beach Church of Christ
is collecting items for people in need. A bar-
rel is located at Amelia Island Storage for
donations. Canned, dry and boxed food as
well as personal items such as soap, tooth-
brushes, toothpaste, etc., are needed'. Call
261-9760 for more information.
The Yulee United Methodist Church Food
Bank, 86003 Christian Way, is available to
anyone in need, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to
noon. Other times please call for an appoint-
ment at 225-5381.

although the Lenten portion is not presented
as often as the Christmas portion, it contains
individual choruses and solos that are often
sung as anthems during the Lenten season.
Thiete include "Behold the Lamb of God," "All
We Like Sheep," "Lift Up Your Heads, 0 Ye
Gates" and the highly recognized .
"Hallelujah!" chorus.
There is no charge for this presentation at
Amelia Baptist Church. Childcare for ages
newborn through four years is available at no
cost, with reservations. Call the church at 261-
9527 for more information. The church is
located at 961167 Buccaneer Trail at the inter-
section of Buccaneer Trail, ALA and South
Fletcher Avenue (at the roundabout).

items to be picked up.
Donations are tax-deductible.
Celebrate recovery
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S.
Eighth St., sponsors
"Celebrate Recovery" every

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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
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Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
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9:00 Life Groups
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Wednesday 6:30 PM

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Friday at 6:30 p.m. This
Christ-centered, biblically
based program is for individu-
als and their family members
who are dealing with addic-
tions, compulsions, past hurts
and potentially destructive
behaviors. Call 261-3617.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
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7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
8:15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Service
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, The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach is accept-
ing applications for its schol-
arship program, open to all.
seniors graduating from
Nassau County high schools.
Applicants must: be a senior;
in the top 25 percent of the
class; provide one letter of ref-
erence from school faculty,
employer or community
leader: a restime outlining
current classes, extracurricu-
lai activities, community serv-
ice, work activities and inter-
ests; complete the application
cover letter and provide
school guidance counselor's
endorsement of GPA and .
class rank.
Applications are available
at your guidance office and at
taryclub.org. Submit packets
to your high school guidance
office by March 15, or post-
mark by March 15 and mail to
the Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach, PO. Box
654, Fernandina Beach, FL
Kohls Cares'
Kohl's Department Stores
is accepting nominations for
outstanding young volunteers
for the 2012 Kohl's Cares
Scholarship Program.
Nominations for kids ages six
to 18 will be accepted through
March 15,at kohlskids.com.
Nominators must be 21 years
or older. Kohl's will award
more than 2,200 young volun-
teers more than $440,000 in
scholarships and prizes.
Supervisor of
Vicki Cannon' Nassau
County Supervisor of
Elections, announces the
opportunity for local college
students to apply for a $1.200
scholarship through the
Florida State Association of
Supervisors of Elections
The scholarship will be
awarded to a full-time student
attending a Southern
Asspcition of Colleges and
Schools accredited Floridah
university or college. March
19 is the deadline to submit
applications to the Nassau

County Supervisor of
Applications and full details
are available from the Nassau
County Supervisor of Elec-
tions Office at 96135 Nassau
Place, Suite 3, Yulee, or online
at www.votenassau.com.
Students must submit com-
pleted applications and letters
of recommendation to the
Supervisor of Elections where
they are registered to vote.
Cannon will review all Nassau
County applications and for-
ward one finalist to the FSASE
Scholarship Committee to rep-
resent Nassau County. The
committee will select one win-
ner from finalists submitted
by Supervisors of Elections'
throughout Florida. For infor-
mation, contact the Nassau
County Supervisor of .
Elections at 491-7500, (866)
260-4301, TDD (904) 491-7510
or visit www.votenassau.com.
Amelia Island
The Amelia Island Chapter
National Society Daughters of
the Amdrican Revolution's
annual scholarship program
is open to Nassau's graduat-
ing seniors. One outstanding
student from each of the four
Nassau County high schools
will receive a check for $1,000
to help with their educational
expenses. Winning students
#will be honored for their
scholarship, ambition and ini-
Applications are available
, through the guidance office at
each school. Deadline is
March 29. Parents and men-
tors, if your student wins the
Amelia Island Chapter will
treat you and your student
with an awards ceremony and
luncheon at their May meet-
For information call the
Scholarship Chairman at 277-
Pirates Club
The Fernandina Pirates
Club's scholarship essay con-
test for all Nassau County
high school seniors offers two
separate awards for a stu-
dent ente6rriig college ant a
another for a student entering
military service.
Submit an essay to the

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Pirates Club by April 6 of at
least 750 words on the subject
of pirates or pirating: past,
present or future, complete
with proper citations and ref-
The college award is a,
check for $1,500, payable to
the winner's chosen school
for tuition and/or books. The
winning entry for military
service will receive a check
for $500 upon completion of
basic training. Proof of com-
pletion is required. The win-
ner(s) must join the Pirates
May 6 on the Main Stage dur-
ing the Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival for a formal
For information visit
Entries must be postmarked
by April 6 and mailed to
Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc.,
PO. Box 1094, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035.
Applications for the
Nassau County Community
Development Corporation
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers
Memorial ScholArship, Peck'
Memorial Scholarship and the
Rychard-Lottie-Annie Cook-
Scholarship are now available
at Fernandina Beach High
The Cook Scholarship is
also available at Yulee High
School. Applications for the
NCCDC Scholarship in Honor
of Felix Jones of Fernandina
Beach are available at
Hilliard, West Nassau and
Yulee high schools. Deadline
is April 20.
Contact your guidance
office or call 261-4396 or 261-
4113 for information.

The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association will award the
Johnny Thirsk Memorial
Scholarship worth $1,000 for
the 2012-13 school year. It is
renewable and good for two
years for a total of $2,000 per
Applicants must be a
resident of Nassau County,
planning to attend a two- or
four-year college and com-
plete an essay on why they
plan to attend college, their
goals for the future, and why
they should receive the schol-
Financial need and aca-
demic scores will be consid-
ered. Additional consideration
will be given to students inter-
ested in marine biology
and/or participation in
NSFA as members or vwlun-
Applications and complete
information are available at
your school guidance office
and at www.fishnsfa.com.
Deadline is April 20 to mail to
The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association, Attn: The Johnny
Thirsk Memorial Scholarship
Committee, C/O Mike
Castner, 2803 Tidewater St,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
The Fernandina Beach ,
Experimental Aircraft
Association (EAA) Chapter
943, will be awarding its avia-
tion emphasis scholarship in
the spring to one or more res-
idents of Nassau County with
an interest in pursuing a
career or interest in aviation.
Applications are available at
all Nassau County high
schools or contact Calista
Bestor at 261-3692.

Col. Al Pantano, commander of Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
and Capt. John Heinzel, president of the Jacksonville Post, Society of Military
Engineers, present the first place award to Fernandina Beach High School Team #1
students Bradley Bean, Nathan Cutajar, Ryan Muir and Trey Burch at the annual
Engineering Career Day. Their faculty advisors are Dana Kahlbaum and Marcia Cline.

FBHS tops at engineering event

YHS team comes in second ahead of private schools

than 130 northeast Florida high
school students attended the
10th Annual Engineering
Career Day event arid project
competition, hosted by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers,
Jacksonville District, Friday,
Feb 24.
Teams represented public
and private high schools in
Duval, Clay, Nassau and St.
Johns counties.
The purpose of the event
was to introduce local math and
science-oriented students to
engineering as a potential area
of study in college and as a pro-
fessional career. The event has
become a highlight of National
Engineers Week activities in
North Florida.
The event offered a full day
of engineering projects for
future engineers. Students com-
peted to design, construct and

test a windmill, which was
judged by senior engineering
professionals from academic,
private and public sectors. Col.
Al Pantano, commander of
Jacksonville District, and Capt.
John. Heinzel, president of the
Jacksonville Post, Society of
Military Engineers, presented
the awards. Guest speakers dis-
cussed current initiatives by
the Department'of Defense in
wind energy production.
Five participating universi-,
ties, 20 architecture and engi-
neering firms, Naval Facilities
Engineering Command and
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
professionals met with students
to discuss engineering educa-
'iiln 'l careers.
The team that scores high-
est in the overall competition
is presented with the James L
Garland Award. This years
winners are:

First Place: Fernandina
Beach High School, Team #1
- Students: Bradley Bean,
Nathan Cutajar, Ryan Muir and
Trey Burch. Faculty advisors:
Dana Kahlbaum and Marcia
Second Place: Yulee High
School, Team #3 Students:
Chonnelle Brown, McKenzie
Landrum, Savannah Shelton
and Rebecca Wright, Faculty
advisors: April Brooks and
Melissa Meyer.
Third Place: Bishop
Kenny High School, Team #1 -
Students: Peter House, Zach
McNulty, Michael Barr and
Diab Abdulnour. Faculty advi-
sors: Vicki Schmitt and Pa.ulk n
Fourth Place: Trinity
Christian Academy Students:
Brent Miles, Bin Jung, Rachaul
Keller and Jordan Kennedy.
Faculty advisor: Jim Aenis.


Special benefit
The Florida State College at Jacksonville
Betty P Cook Nassau Center is hosting a bene-
fit for the FSCJ/Nassau Kristi Wilder Special
Needs Fund and the UN FAre You My Friend
Scholarship March 9 from 6-9 p.m. in the
Nassau Room at the Betty P Cook Nassau
Center, in the Lewis "Red" Bean Technical
The program will feature a barbecue dinner
and entertainment by solo vocalists John
Parker of Jacksonville, Sara Wilder of
Fernandina Beach and Jacksonville gospel
music group Joyful Praise, consisting of mem-
bers Ann Bitler, Carmen Deese, and Marlo
Swartz. Kelly Murphy, a vocalist from South
Carolina, is the special guest speaker and will
also perform. Kenny Wilder, Kristi Wilder's
father, will emcee the event.
The Nassau Special Needs Fund, in memo-
ry of Kristi Wilder, was created to assist stu-
dents who have a financial need for books, sup-
plies and/or tuition. Recipients must attend
FSCJ at the Nassau Center. The UNF
Scholarship is awarded to a junior/senior
attending UNF majoring in Special Education..
If you are unable to attend but would like to
donate to either fund, make checks payable to
either FSCJ/Nassau Kristi Wilder Special

Needs Fund or UNFAre You My Friend and
mail to Kenny and Donna Wilder at 95206
Wilder Blvd, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
The Betty P Cook Nassau Center is located
at 76346 William Burgess Boulevard in Yulee.
For information call Donna, 753-9044, Kenny,
254-6324, or 277-4849."
Registration meeting
Fernandina Beach High School will host a
Parent Night to discuss the registration
process for the 2012-13 school year. Parents of
students currently in ninth through 11th
grades are invited to attend. The meeting will
start at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room.
For questions contact the guidance office at
Youth forum
The Let the Truth be told Youth .
Forum/Luncheon will be held March 10 from
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Martin.Luther King
Center, 1200 Elm St., Fernandina with a panel
discussion concerning preventing teen preg-
nancy. The event is sponsored by the Coalition
for the Reduction/Elimination of Ethnic
Disparities in Health (CREED) and is fiee and
open to the public. For information contact
Jennett Wilson-Baker at 556-3363 or



Kindergarten registration
will be held at Bryceville,
Callahan, Hilliard and
Southside Elementary and'
Yulee Primary April 9-13.
Parents may use their private
physicians or Health
Department Clinic for immu-
nization and health examina-
tion requirements.
Required are: 1) A birth cer-
tificate 2) A health exam cer-
tificate 3) Certificate of immu-
nization 4) Child's Social
Security card 5) Proof of resi-
dency (lease agreement, utility
bill, etc.). The health depart-
ment will administer, at no
charge, shots for children who
will be five on or before Sept. 1.
Health exams are available
once a month, by appointment.
Call thle Fernandina Beach
Clinic, 1620 Nectarine St., at
548-1860; the Yulee Clinic, 528
Pages l)airy Road, at 548-1880;
Callahan Clinic, 45377 Mickler
St., at (904) 879-2306; and'the
Hilliard Clinic. 37203 Pecan St.,
at (904) 845-4761.

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Pirates edge Hornets 3-2 in county, district matchup


The host Pirates edged
the Yulee Hornets 3-2
Tuesday at The Ballpark at
Fernandina Beach.
The Fernandina Beach
High School varsity baseball
team took a 2-0 lead in the
bottom of the second inning.
Jeremy Taylor singled to left
center and Thomas Guinn
moved him to second with a
single to right field.
Taylor advanced to third
on a balk and scored on a sac-
rifice fly from Jake Foley.
Guinn scored on a wild pitch.
The FBHS Pirates tacked
on another run in the bottom
of the fourth. Brendan
Manning singled to left and
advanced on a passed ball.
Sean Phelps.drew a base on
balls and the Pirates loaded
the bases on a successful
James Martin bunt. Marcus
Taylor walked in the run.
Yulee turned a double play
to end the Pirates' scoring
The Hornets threatened
themselves in the top of the
seventh inning. Justin Welsch
reached base on a Pirate
error. William Miller tripled
to left field for an RBI. Randy
Clark reached base on an
error for another'Yulee run
as the Hornets cut the
Pirates' lead to 3-2.
Chris Murdock walked but
Jeremy Taylor struck out the
last two batters to secure the
win ahd pick up the save.
"I am proud of the way we
played," said Will Minor, head
baseball coach at Yulee High
School. "I feel like-we did a
pretty good job on the mound
but still had too many walks
on the night. We walked in
the eventual winning run in
the fourth. Our defense was
solid with no errors but we
just couldn't get the key hit
when we needed it. ,
"Our pitchers (Brandon
Wingate and Ryan Yoder) are
both sophomores and will
only get better as the season
goes on."
The Pirates improved to
3-2 and 1-0 in the district
while the Hornets dropped to
3-4 overall and 0-1 in district

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FBHS rebounded from
two losses last week -
Columbia 4-3 arid Bolles 5-3.
"We let both games get
away from us late," FBHS
Coach Ken Roland said. "We
have got to learn to put teams
away when we have opportu-
nities. ,
"We pitched well and had
timely hitting but made some
defensive mistakes that cost
Guinn had a pair of hits for
the Pirates in the Columbia
game. James Martin and C.J.
Shelton had one apiece.
Shelton's was a double.
Against Bolles, Avery
Womble had two hits; includ-
"ing a double, and Shelton and
Foley had one hit each.
The Pirates traveled to
Hilliard Thursday. They host
West Nassaf tonight. First
pitch is at 6 p.m.

The Hornets hosted Baker
County Thursday and are
back on their home field
tonight with a 6.p.m. matchup
with Paxon.
The Yulee girls softball
team blanked the visiting
Lady Pirates 12-0 Tuesday.
Yulee's Karla Beasley
threw a no-hitter, striking out
11. Freshman Courtney Dietz
was 3-for-3 with four RBIs and
Beasley had a double. Also
with hits for Yulee were
Hannah Pipkin, Brianna
O'Neal and Audrey Boren.
On Feb. 2, the Lady
Hornets took on defending
district champion Bolles and
defeated the Lady Bulldogs.
"The Bolles Bulldogs,
which has made regional and
state appearances the last
three years, ran into a young
yet stronger squad of talent in
the Yulee team," said YHS

Coach Candy Hicken. "The
Hornets are led by only one
senior on the team in third
baseman and catcher Audrey
Boren, who hit her first
career home run during pre-
season against Bishop
Yulee scored six runs in
the first inning. Hayley
Solomon reached first on a
shortstop error and was sacri-
ficed to second by Graison
Murray. Ninth-grader Hannah
Pipkin hit her home. Beasley
hit a double to left field, scor-
ing Pipkin. Brianna O'Neal
walkedAud. v B .I r- i..
hit and i( iet'z .i. .1 fl, batll "
error to the outfield, which
scored three runners. Zoie
Williams finished the inning
with the last hit.
Beasley helped herself out
in the fourth inning with a
home run. In the top of the
fifth, Bolles had its lone

The Fernandina Beach
High School varsity base-
ball team hosted the Yulee
Hornets Tuesday night for
a county and district
matchup. The FBHS
Pirates edged Yulee 3-2.
Above from left: Ryne Ca-
sey picked up the win on
the mound; Brandon Win-
gate took the loss; Yulee
catcher Chris Murdock;
Pirate first baseman Jake
Foley. Left, Hornets Justin
Welsch, Eric Arnette and
Randy Clark at bat. *

answer of the game with the
leadoff hitting a double to
center followed by another hit
to center for the RBI.
Hilliard resident and
Bolles pitcher Haley Wildes
got, a hit to left. The fourth
batter in the lineup for Bolles
scored both of them, giving
the Bulldogs three runs for
the inning.
Yulee' answered when four
of the first five batters up
were walked, hit or sacrificed.
Hannah Pipkin had a two-RBI
Beasley struck out 12 Lady
SB gu ld o g s ,.. : ... :- . .
"I'The game against Bolles
was a blustery day, which
proved to be a fielder's night-
mare. Catcher Hannah Pipkin
was especially flustered with
pop-ups coming off the bat
but handled her new position
well with the injured Audrey
Boren playing third instead of

"We started our game with
Episcopal Tuesday short two
starters, due to injuries, Karla
Beasley with a hurt finger on
her pitching hand and Audrey
*Boren with a hurt knee. Both
played but just didn't start."
Returning junior Sierra
Mills pitched the Episcopal
game, striking out 11.
"The Hornets struggled to
get this 9-8 win, succumbing
to six fielding errors," Hicken
Solomon was 4-for-5 with a
double and 2 RBIs. Murray
. had a pair of-hitswith two-
RBIs. Pipkin was 3-for-4.. -
Beasley was 1-for-i with two .
RBIs..Mills had a hit with two
RBIs. Dietz had two hits,
including a double. Boren
also had a hit for Yulee.
Yulee played at Raines
Thursday. The Lady Hornets
host Stanton Tuesday.

Local 'Super Flyers' swim at YMCA state meet

Sporting super hero-themed team shirts,
34 area swimmers descended on Orlando Feb.
10-12 as part of the YMCA of Florida's First
Coast Flyers Swim Team contingent at the
YMCA State Swim Championships.
This year's "Super Flyers" team boasted a
record 16 local competitors appearing in their
first Y state events. First-year Flyers included
Talia Nichol, 7, Lochlan Nicol, 8, Megan
Laffey, EricaTeare and Joe Cates-Beier, all 9,
Taryn Cates-Beier, Paris Herlocker, Pablo
Herrera-Hernandez and Cole Strain, all 11,
Reagan Butler, Jenna Lunt, Jacob Taylor,
Morgan Waas and Emily Wheat, all 14 and 15--
year-6olds Sam Bridwell and Gino Carollo.
More than 90 percent of Flyers swimmers
earned at least one personal best time, includ-
ing some battling back from illness'or injury
to represent their team.
Local Flyer medalists were 10-year-old
Isabel Dupee, who dazzled with bronze
medals in both the 50-yard and 100-yard
breaststroke events, and 13-year-old Jared
Smith, who earned silver in the 1,000-yard
Competitors age 11 and older swam pre-
liminary races in the mornings; the top 16
advanced to the finals that evening.
Flyers appearing in the finals were Haylie
Wallace (six finals, including four finishes in
the top eight), Smith (three finals, one top-
eight finish), Jasmine Duke (two finals, one
top-eight finish), Jacob Taylor (two) and
Taylor Radcliffe, Lindsey DeLille, Maisie
Gooch, Amanda Middleton and Kaylynn
Chauncey with one each.
Earning "heavy-lifting" honors for the
Flyers were DeLille and Smith, each racing a
grueling schedule spanning all three days of
DeLille completed the 400-yard individual
medley, the 100-yard and 200-yard butterfly,
the 200-yard backstroke, the 200-yard IM and
the 1,000-yard and 1,650-yard freestyle. Smith
took on the 200-yard, 500-yard, 1,000-yard, and
1,650-yard freestyle, the 200-yard backstroke,
200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard IM.
Capping their appearances with personal.
best times were veteran Flyers Sofia Dupee
(two), Olivia Price (five), Bridgette DeLille
(four), Sam Weising (one), Mary-Kate
Kaywork (two), Madeline Jarman (three), Zoe
Stein (four), Rachel Sheppard (four) and Katy
Weaver (seven).
Supporting Fernandina area swimmers in
their quest to prove that "hard-work works"
were'local coaches Mary Donn Bowman
(head coach of the YFFC Flyers), Michelle
Stein and Jayme Taylor.
In late February swim action, Wallace,
DeLille and Kaywork competed at the Boll's

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Local swimmers appearing at the Y State Championship included, top front row,. Paris
Herlocker, Sofia Dupee, Olivia Price, Isabel Dupee, Bridgette DeLille, Amanda
Middleton, Megan Iaffey; second row, Mary-Kate Kaywork, Jenna Lunt, Jared Smith,
Lindsey DeLille, Zoe Stein and Reagan Butler. Joe and Taryn Cates-Beier, right, cele-
brate their first Y State competition. Madeline Jarman, Sam Bridwell and Haylie
Wallace, below, competed at the 2012 Y State Championships.

School Sharks' Last Chance Meet.
Wallace added her fourth Florida

Age Group Championships, quali-
fying with a 1:11.01 finish in the

100-yard butterfly. Wallace and
Isabel Dupee will represent the

Flyers at the 2012 FLAGS in
Sarasota March 8-11.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2,2012 SPORTS News-Leader

3on-3 hoops tourney
Faith Christian Academy will host a three-
on-three basketball tournament March 31 and
April 1 at the McArthur Family YMCA, 1915
Citrona Drive. There are five divisions -- boys
18-and-under, boys 15-and-under, boys 12-
arid-under, adults 35 and under and adults
over 35. Space is limited. For information, call
321-2137 or visit www.fcaangels.com.

The McArthur Family YMCA is offering
indoor soccer for children 3-6 years old. The
program will meet twice a week and run for
five weeks, starting April 26 and running
through May 31. Registration ends March 22.
The price is $30 for members and $60 for
non-members. Each participant will receive a
T-shirt and a trophy. For details call 261-1080
or email tchristenson@firstcoastymca.org.

The McArthur Family YMCA will hold a
lacrosse camp for ages 8-14 Tuesdays and
Friday at 5 p.m. from April 10 through May
10. Registration is from March 5-29.
Participants will be doing soft lacrosse drills,
going over rules and scrimmaging. All equip-
ment will be available. The fee is $30 for
members and $6Q for non-members. For
details call 261-1080 or email
tchnstenson@firstcoastymca org

ElmStreetLUtde League
Elm Street Little League is holding registra-
tion for the-spring season.from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday at the MLK Center.
Fee is $40 per child ($10 extra for additional
sibling). T-ball (ages 4-8) registration is now'
open through May. Cost is $25 lor T-ball. For
information, contact President Wayne
Peterson at 753-1663. :

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 261-3.136.

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 the 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.

Run under the lights
Join the Amelia Island Runners
Wednesday nights under the lights from 6-7
p.m. (weather permitting) at the Femandina
Beach High S&hool track; 435 Citrona Drive.
These weekly runs are open to the public
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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-

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 partici-
pant-and includes clay targets, ammunition,
use of a shotgun and lunch. Just eight spots
are available so register early; registration'
deadline is March 10.
Lady shooters 18 years and older can par-
ticipate. Included in the clinic are safety train-
ing and instruction by a certified NRA instruc-
tor; 50 clay targets per individual; and a picnic
lunch. All shooting will be supervised. The
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. Call 753-4619 or.
548-9818 or visit ameliashotgunsports.com.

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

Ride forautism
Ride with Me for Autism is a charity bicy-
cling event to raise funds for the Jessica
Green Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit.
organization, whose mission is to provide
hope for better days to families and individu-
als by giving assistance and support to help
the families obtain the services needed for
their loved ones struggling with this devastat-
ing neurological disorder.
Challenge rides include 100 miles (route
from Florida to Georgia), 62 miles (metric cen-
tury), 29 miles and 10 miles plus a family fun
ride. Complete safety and mechanical support
is available throughout the route. After the
ride, participants are encouraged to enjoy live
entertainment and lunch at the post ride cele-
bration. Awards for top fundraising achievers
and largest team, every finishing cyclist
receives a medal and drawings for fabulous
The event takes place March 31, starting
at 6:30 a.m. at Camp Milton Historic Preserve,
Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail. Registration
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Carpenters House notches

1st win in dramatic fashion

The Family Driven Softball
League's newest team, "The
Carpenters House," recorded
its first win of the season
Saturday with a dramatic win
over Springhill Baptist
Springhill started the
game with Paul Lynch driving
in Sean Gossett and Ben
Guest to make the score 2-0.
But "Da House" made some
noise of its own when head
coach Glenn Parrish's bat
fueled a six-run inning, mak-
ing the score 6-2.
Springhill then answered
with a six-run inning of its
own in the third with hus-
band-and-wife team Jackie
and Mike Darby leading the
charge. But the Carpenters
House, which has never had a
problem scoring runs, retali-
ated with a five-run explosion
in the bottom of the third
All of "Da House's" runs
came with two outs as Rasu
Strigglers, Shannon Little,
Kevin Henderson, Kristin

'Crumley and Garland Wilson
all scored.
Going into the fourth
inning, the Springhill defense
tightened and the young
Carpenters House players
found themselves in a tied
ball game as Springhill contin-
ued to chip away at the lead,
scoring three runs in both the
fourth and the fifth innings
and finally scoring Jackie
Darby in the final-inning.
Facing two outs in the final
inning, "Da House's" Sabrina
Campbell reached base on a
single, Garrett James also got
on base and Brian Rauls
drove in Canybell with the
winning run, making the final
score 16-15.
In other FDSL action,
Journey Team One moved
into a tie for first place with a
5-0 record as'itwon both dou-
ble-header games, defeating
Journey Team Two 12-2 and
Carpenters House 14-1.
Suzanne Bryant was this
week's ladies player of the
week as she reached base

safely five different times for
Journey One.
Lannie Road defeated Five
Points Baptist Church 14-3
behind the hitting of Ronnie
Burroughs. Journey Four
defeated Yulee Overflow 17-
11. Team Four then scored 17
runs again as they defeated
Five Points by an identical
score of 17-11.
Men's player of the week
was a tie between Team
Four's Russ Clark, who 'hit 7-
for-7 on the day, and Christ-
walk's Craig Chamberlain,
who had an awesome per-
formance on defense and hit
4-for-4 at the plate.
Christwalk defeated Yulee
Overflow 12-4. Journey Three
defeated Yulee Baptist
Church Team One 20-12. Ben
Southwell and Steve Wortman
both hit 4-for-4 for Team
For information on the
softball league, visit
www.fdslsoftball.org or call
league president Ernie
Stuckey at.261-6083.


March 3
March 6
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March 17
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March 27
March 29
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March 2
March 6
March 8
March 13
March 16
March 20
March 22
March 27
April 2-4
April 2
April 4
April 10
April 12
April 16
April 17
April 24-

Junior Varsity Baseball
BUCHHOLZ 11/1:30
7 PAXON 11/1:30
7 at Stanton 6:00
0 at Bolles 6:00
Varsity Baseball
at Stanton 6:00
Sat Suwannee 7:00
SRIdgeAvew (BB Grounds) 4:00
2 at West Nassau* 6.00
7 STANTON 6:00
Annual Spring Break Classic
at Hilliard 6:00
at Ed White 6:00
at First Coast 5:30
at Paxon 6:00
6 District at West Nassau.
Senior night

Track and Field
March 8 at Yulee 4:00
March 15 atYulee 4:00
March 22 County at West Nassau 4:00
April 12 jDan 3 2.- a' .,,seS 2:00
April 19 .,-, ... L, -". 1 600
April 28 State 2A at UNF 10am

March 6 at Baldwin 6.00
March 7 WEST NASSAU 7:00
March 9 BAKER COUNTY 7:00
March 13 at West Nassau 7:00
Varsity Baseball
March 2 WEST NASSAU* 6.00
March 6 MARIST 7:00
March 8 at Baker County 6:30
March 10 WAYNE COUNTY 1:00
March 13 at Yulee' 6:00
March 16 at Auburn, Ala. 700
March 17 at Opelika, Ala. 11am
March 20 Baker County 7.00
at the Baseball Grounds,
March 22 at Columbia 6:00
March 27 CAMDEN COUNTY 7:00
March 29 at West Nassau 6100
March 30 at Bishop Kenny 6:00
April 11 BOLLES 7:00
April 13 at Suwannee 6:00
April 17. ATLANTIC COAST 7:00
April 19 at Fleming Island 4:00
April 24 District 4-4A at West Nassau
April 26 District 4-4A at West Nassau
March 2-3 at Camden tournament 3:00
March 6 BOLLES (boys) 4:00
March 13 TERRY PARKER 3:30
March 15 WEST NASSAU 3:30
March 20 at Yulee 3:30
March 27 HILLI-H C 330
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Junior Varsity Baseball
March 8 CAMDEN COUNTY 5:00
March 9 at Yulee 6:00
March 12 'at Bishop Kenny 5:00
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
March 2 MATANZAS 5:30
March 5 at Eagles View 6:00
March 8 RAINES 6:00
March 9 WESTNASSAU' 6:00
March 13 at Nease 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 17-19 District 4-4A at Yulee
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March 7 at Bolles/Yulee 4:00
March 14 County at West Nassau 3:00
March 21 District qualifier at UC 3:00
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Children take their turns at a fire hose demonstration put on by Nassau County Fire Rescue as part of the Lowe's Spring Kickoff last month.,There, were lots of fun activities for
kids, including a tour of the Life Flight helicopter.


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'Wonderful person

at Yulee High

Alice Williams likes keeping
things tidy at Yulee High School,
and Principal Dr. DeArmas
Graham says she does a great
"The Hornet family is
blessed to have a person like
Ms. Alice Williams on our staff,"
said Graham. "Ms. Williams is
such a wonderful person and is
a hard worker at Yulee High
School. The faculty/staff at YHS
appreciate her dedication, pro-
fessionalism and her commit-
ment to excellence. Ms.
Williams was Yulee High
School's 2008-2009 School
Related Employee of the Year.
She is definitely a leader at YHS
and in the Yulee community"
Williamsass b:en wihl th.C
school since before it opened
and recalls the challenge of get-
ting things set up for the incom-
ing students.
"We had so much going on,
moving from Fernandina to
,here. It was hIectic for awhile,
but once we got situated, it runs
smoothly now," she said.
Graham agrees.
"I can remember our first
year at YHS. Ms. Alice and the
custodial staff had a tremen-
dous amount of work to com-,
plete in a short time. Preparing
classrooms for the first day of
school, moving textbooks and
making sure that the building
was clean were some of the cus-
todians' duties. She did a mag-
nificent job of multi-tasking and
handling the stressful situation
with such grace."

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"We get along as a family
and we all work together
as a team," says Yulee
High School custodian
Alice Williams.

Moving to Yulee from
Camden County, Ga. in. 1996,
Williams enjoys her hometown.
"Yulee is a nice and quiet
area, and I like how the popula-
tion is growing."
Williams is glad her day,
ends early so she has more time
to spend with her granddaugh-
ter Aaliyah. Her children are
David and Catina and she has a
hamster named Joey
Leisure activities for the
beloved custodian include work-
ing out at the gym and wor-
shipping at her, church on
Sunday morning, and she is
proud of being a registered
organ dondr.
Yuleec High School is located
at 85375 Miner Road. Phone

Up to the challenge

Cody Wilcox is a Yulee guy.
Born and raised here, he says
he's always liked the small-town
Working for Peacock
Electric, Wilcox enjoys the
opportunity his job provides him
to meet new people in the com-
munity on a daily basis.
"Each day brings a different
job and new challenges," he
said. .
Wilcox learned his trade by
attending the Northeast Florida
Builders Association's four-year
electrical apprenticeship pro-
Because Peacock also does
heating and air conditioning
work, Wilcox had to learn the
ins and outs of hvac, too.
"I picked that up over five
years on the job," he said.
Wilcox shares his Yulee
home with his wife, Jaime, and
their two children, Jaxson and
Jeff. The couple recently
learned they are expecting
another baby. The family's four-
footed companions are a yellow
lab named Tebow and a beagle
named Ellie Mae.

"Each day brings a differ-
ent job and new chal-
lenges," says electrician
Cody Wilcox of Peacock

When he's not working,
Wilcox can be found hunting.
and working on trucks. But his
favorite leisure activity is spend-
ing time with his family at the
beach or riding bikes.
Peacock Electric is located at
474362 State Road 200. They
provide 24-hour emergency
service. Call 261-0661 or visit

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Jazz Festival sets

For the News-Leader
"We're going to bring back
the heyday of the finest big band
sounds along with the fabulous
dancing that accompanied it,"
said Les DeMerle, whose
Dynamic 17 Piece Orchestra,
featuring sizzling vocalist Bonnie
Eisele, will kick off the Amelia
Island Jazz Festival's 2012 sched-
ule with the Big Band Bash, a
Benefit Celebration Gala on
Saturday, March 24.
Set for 6:30-10 p.m. in the
Amelia Ballroom at the Omni
Hotel and Resort at Amelia
Island Plantation, the event will
include cocktails, dinner, ball-
room dancing and a silent auc-
"We're planning an energetic
program of classic swing
arrangements from Duke

Ellington, Count Basie, Gle
Miller, Benny Goodman, A
Shaw and others, plus we'i
worked up a lively tribute
old boss, Harry James,"
DeMerle added.
Although the DeMerle
Band has not appeared on
Amelia Island since DeMe
and Eisele's memorable ye
playing at The Ritz-Carlton
DeMerle said that the agg
tion has been performing
ly at festivals, special even
headlining on' many big ba
theme cruises.
"We had some wonder
shows during our days at']
Ritz," he recalled, "and I ai
excited to be bringing a ho
group of the area's finest n
cians back to the island for
2012 AUF debut at the Onm
Amelia Island Plantation. T

Big BandBash'
enn will be a few surprise guests on
a-tie hand as well." Some of the play-
ve ers set to swing with the
to my DeMerle outfit will be Don
Zentz, lead alto sax, music direc-
tor at Bolles School; Marc
Big Dickman, lead trombone, UNF
jazz faculty; Doug Matthews,
rle' piano, keyboard instructor at ,
ears LaVilla School of the Arts; and
., Dennis Marks, bass, UNF jazz
rega- faculty, currently'touring with
steadi- Arturo Sandoval. These great
ts and musicians will b- gri-,:lingii
ind guests during the complimenta-
ry champagne and wine recep-
ufl tion from 6:30-7 p.m.
The DeMerle and Eisele have just
m returned to Fernandina Beach
t after completing a lengthy multi-
lusi- ple cruise contract with
the Celebrity Cruises in the Les DeMerle
mi will kick off
'here JAZZ Continued on 2B Bash March

gala dinner/dance

e's Dynamic 17 Piece Orchestrh, featuring vocalist Bonnie Eisele,
the Amelia Island'Jazz Festival's 2012 schedule with the Big Band

Last Leg

Rally rolls

into town
The third annual Amelia Island Last
Leg Rally is attracting impressive regional
talent to the charitable event that returns
to Wolf Park at Main Beach on Saturday
and Sunday.
On Saturday model, actress and televi-
sion host Mandy Starling of "See
Savannah on the CW," airing in Savannah,
Ga., will take the microphone and open
the rally at 9 a.m.; with what promises to .
be a respectful and emotional military
salute at 9:30 a.m. Then, it is kickstands
up at 10 a.m. for the Veteran's Motorcycle
Poker Run. Admission is free, so come to
view the motorcycles on display at the
bike show, peruse the vendor tents, grab
some food or visit the beer garden. The
concert, featuring four lands, begins at 11
a.m. and the party won't end until 6:30
You won't want to miss Chasi Lynn and
Country Wild from Chattanooga, Tenn.
This is the second year the band will trav-
el to Florida to appear in this charity con-
cert. They play a variety of classic rock,
country and originals performing all over
the Southeastern United States. Lynn
found her calling the first time she sang in
public and you only have'to see her per-
form one song to become a believer. This
talented dynamo takes the stage Saturday
at 2:45 p.m.
The celebrity emcee for Sunday is live-
ly-Jacksonville radio personality Arthur
Crofton. His voice has been heard on the
local airwaves for over two decades and
he is lending his talent to emcee Sunday's
Last Leg Rally activities. The booths and
tents open at 9 a.m., followed by a worship
service at 10 a.m. The Amelia Cruizers
will entertain all day with their amazing
display of vintage vehicles and to spread
more good will, there will be a blood
RALLY Continued on 2B

Soak up

11he third annual Amelia
Island Garden Show will
roll out nature's bright-
est colors on Saturday
an Sunday in Central Park, 1200
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach.
With growers and nurseries
from around the state, the show
will once again feature more than
50 vendors with a full assortment
of flowers, plants, trees and palms,
orchids, native plants, butterfly-
friendly plants, shrubs and garden
Get on-site expert advice about
how to "green" your home, yard
and garden and enjoy the short
presentations and demonstrations
at the "Ask the Expert" booth -
inclufling getting up close and per-
sonal with Florida native birds of
prey from the nonprofit Avian
Reconditioning Center on
Saturday and Sunday from 11:30
a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Enjoy the Fernandina Farmers
Market on both days as many of
the vendors move to Central Park

nature at garden show

Load up your cart with plants and accessories from more than
50 different vendors at the Amelia Island Garden Show
Saturday and Sunday in Central Park.

for the show with their produce
and expanded menu of prepared.

For the News-Leader Saturday's
workshop topics
Douglas Anderson School of include fiction,
the Arts 12th biannual Writers' poetry, memoir,
Festival, which began Thursday journalism, song-
with events at the school, culmi- writing, playwrit-
nates on Saturday with a full day ing, performance
of hands-on writing workshops and literary non-
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Atwood fiction.
University of North Florida Participants
Student Union Building, 58W. must register in.
This year's special guest is mul- the second floor entryway before
tiple award-winning author being directed to the auditorium
Margaret Atwood, who will give a on the first floor for the opening
reading at 7 p.m. at the UNF events. The morning will begin
Robinson Theatre. The evening with readings from visiting
reading can be attended as a sepa- authors, followed by breakout ses-

Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $4 for adults; chil-

dren under 12 are free. No pets,
please. Free parking is available
across the street from the show.
The preferred parking lot at the
show is $5. Troop 152 will be in
yellow vests with green wagons to
take your purchases to the pick-up
area and load them in your car.
.Tips and donations are appreciat-
ed. For details, visit www.amelia-
To sign up for the email
Newsletter for information about
new things happening at the
Amelia Island Garden Show and
the Fernandina Farmers Market
including vendors, exhibitors and
presentation schedules, visit
The award-winning Fernandina
Farmers Market is open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Seventh and Centre streets,
except this weekend when it
moves to Central Park. Call 491-
4872 or visit www.fernandinafarm-

writers workshops
sions and an on-stage interview trate a live-art installation for the
and Q & A with Atwood. event.
The event will conclude with Jacquelin Jones, newly retired
the evening reading and a recep- director of the Creative Writing
tion for Atwood. Joining her this Department at Douglas Anderson,
year are writers Martha Cooley, has remained aboard to help
Peter Meinke, Lola Haskins, organize the festival this year.
Janisse Ray, Ira Sukrungruang After 26 years at the school, the
and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame veteran festival organizer is happy
songwriter Stan Lynch, among to see the festival's growing
other prominent writers, impact.
This is the first year the festival Liz Flaisig, the new creative
is partnering wfth UNE As part of writing director and a former
the partnership, Mark Ari, a UNF reporter for the News-Leader,
creative wi il iri. instructor, will agrees. Former festivals have
present a fiction workshop and Dr. included U.S. Poet Laureate Billy
Clark Lunberry, UNF associate
professor of English, will orches- WRITE Continued on 2B


Sounds on Centre, presented by the Historic
Fernandina Business Association, opens its fifth
season tonight with
Alan Huppman and
e the Face For Radio
band playing classic
rock. Comprised of four
SFernandina Beach resi-
dents, Face for Radio covers a
great mix of rock favorites span-
ning nearly 50 years of chart-toping hits.
Concerts are held the first Friday of each
month (except during the Shrimp Festival in May)
from 6-8 p.m. on Centre Street between Second
and Front streets. Bring a chair and your dancing
shoes. For information or to become a sponsor
contact Madeline Richard at (904) 688-0880 or
madyGoMady.com. For a schedule of Sounds
on Centre bands this season, check out
The Amelia Island Museum of History has
declared 2012 as the Year of the Woman. Often
overlooked in history. women have played an
integral role in shaping world events. In continu-
ing celebration of this, the museum is presenting

a lecture series to showcase some pf today's most
influential women, including Gen. Carol Mutter.
the first woman in U.S. armed forces history to
achieve the rank of three-
S Cstar general, who will speak
March 3 at4 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Golf
Club clubhouse, 2800 Bill
Melton Road, Fernandina
Beach. Retiring from the
U.S. Marine Corps in 1999.
Mutter is also the first
woman to qualify as
Command Center Crew
Commander/SpaceDirector at U.S. Space
Seating is limited and tickets are available at
the museum for $10 for museum members or $15
for nonmembers, per lecture. For information
contact Alex at 261-7378. ext. 102 or

The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
the public to its next Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
March 7 at noon featuring Marie Santry present-
ing "Intimidation. Occupation, and Aftermath:
Fernandina'1812-1813." In 1812. Fernandina was

under siege by a group calling themselves
Patriots. They sought to bring Florida into the
United States by any
means necessary. Some-
times called the Other War of
1812. the resulting conflict would
wreak havoc in Northeast Florida.
SThis program is free and open to the
public. Contact Alex at 261-7378, ext.
102 or alexbuell@ameliamuseum.org.

The Amelia Island Home & Patio Show. hosted
by the Amelia Island Nassau County Association
of Realtors and Affiliates, is March 10 from 9 a.m.-
4 p.m. at the Atlantic Recreation Center. 2500
Atlantic Ave.
Enjoy the latest designs in home appliances.
kitchen and bath fixtures, windows and doors.
kitchen tools and gadgetry. interior and exterior
furnishings. stone work. lighting, design and lay-
out from more than 40 local businesses."how-to"
demonstrations. prize drawings. a kids' zone and
more. Aaron Bean will be the "celebrity guest"
and master ofcere mii n ic_. Tickets are available at
the door or in adiance from the Amelia Island
Nassau County Ao iltii n of Realtors Office.
910 South 14th St.. Fernandina Beach.



The GFWC Jr. Woman's grams, Tickets are $75 each,
Club of Fernandina Beach Tables can be reserved.
presents the third annual Contact Sarah Welsh at 391 -
Sollecito Mardi Gras Ball 3642,
and murder mystery dinner *
theater, "Noir Suspicions," The fourth annual
celebrating Fernandina Nassau County Animal
-Little Theatre's 20th anniv- Expo hosted by Cats
ersary, on March 3 from Angels, Inc. SPCA will be
6:30-9:30 p.mat the Atlantic held on March 24 from 10
.Recreation Center, 2500 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Atlantic
Atlantic Ave. Test your ability Avenue Recreation Center.
to solve a murder and have a Various animal rescue groups
great time doint it. Tickets are some with animals for adop-
$50 and include dinner the- tion local veterinarians and
ater, entree and cocktails. retailers will attend. There will
Enjoy a silent auction and also be a Kids Corner, bake
50/50 raffle. Cocktail attire, sale and silent auction.
Contact Jenny Wagner, Admission is free but receive
First Coast Community Bank, a door prize ticket for every
491-7244, jenniferwagner@ five pounds of dry cat or dog
fccbank.com, Nicole Anderson- food you donate. All spayed/.
at 206-0373 or nicole.amelia neutered and well-behaved
@hotmaikcom or email pets on leashes are welcome.
juniorsfb@gmail.com. .. Visit www.nassauanimal.com.
*,* * .
The Newcomers Club of RAIN Humane Society
Amelia Island will host its will hold its annual Mardi
monthly coffee on March 8 Gras Pawty on March 24
at 10:30 a.m. All Women who from 5-8 p.m. at the Chem
reside in Nassau County (no Cell Club on Amelia Island
matter how long they have Parkway. Tickets are $20 and
lived here) are welcome to include Louisana cooking,
attend. For details contact dessert, DJ and dancing,
Orientation Chair Marcia mask/beads and a hot bar for
Williver at marciawilliver@ yolir pets. A beer/wine cash
comcast.net or 321-1867; or bar will be available. Costu-
visit http://newcomersclubo- mes encouraged. All pets wel-
fameliaisland.com. come. Tickets are available at
* the Paws-Ability Resale Store
The Baptist Medical in the Harris Teeter shopping
Center Nassau Auxiliary will center or at the door.
sponsor a pancake break- Enter your pet in the Mardi
fast March 10 from 8-10 a.m. Paws King/Queen contest by
at Applebees on Sadler posting their photograph on
Road, Femandina Beach, the display at the resale store.
Enjoy pancakes, eggs, bacon/ At $1 per vote, the pet with
sausage, juice, coffee/tea for the most votes will win a $250
$8 1er person. Tickets avail- Petsmart gift certificate, a
able at the door or in advance sash and crown and their-
at the hospital gift shop. photo on RAIN's signature
0wine for 2012. All proceeds
Arts and Culture Nassau will benefit the animals of the
will present Building A RAIN shelter arnd RAIN pro-
Better Board community grams. Visit www.rainhu-
forum on March 17 from 10 manespca.org for details.
a.m.-noon at the Amelia * *
Island Museum of History, A rib cook-off will be
233 S. Third St., with Robert held March 24 at Central
Bolan, a longtime nonprofit Park, Fernandina Beach.
organizational consultant. Teams receive six racks of
Bolan, who holds a PhD in spare ribs to prepare anyway
Higher Education and Busi- they like. Register at the
ness from the University of Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Southern California, will focus Center until March 16. Fee is
on how to efficiently fund and $50.
structure organizations via the At 10 a.m. the Beech
us of .talented A d 'experi- ."' Sfret-Blue's Band .will take
enced communityleaders. the stage, followed by John '
In addition to serving as an Emil, Karl Davis Band and
interim CEO for dozens of Wes Cobb. Plates and
organizations, Bolan has Woody's BBQ sides will be
assisted boards of directors sold for $10 beginning at
with governance reviews and 12:30 p.m. Dog Star Tavern
strategic planning throughout will sell draft beer and Sweet
his career. The event is free Treats will sell drinks, nachos,
and open to the public, boiled peanuts, sno-cones
* and more starting at 10 a.m.
The inaugural 2012 Contact Jay at 277-7350, ext.
American Cancer Society 2013 or jrobertson@fbfl.org.
Cattle Barons' Ball will be
held March 23 from 6:30- THEATER
10:30 p.m. at Amelia.Island
Plantation with a silent and Amelia Community
live auction, dinner and danc- Theatre presents a readers'
ing to the Be Cats and food by theatre performance of
Chef Brian Grimley of Lulu's "The Caine Mutiny Court
at the Thompson House, Chef Martial," staged at its
Scotty Schwartz of 29 South Studio 209 Theatre, 209
Eats and Chef Adam Sears of Cedar St., Fernandina,
Merge Restaurant. Attire is Beach, March 16,17, 23 and
country western. 24 at 8 p.m., directed by
Proceeds will support the Charles Horton.
American Cancer Society's In Herman Wouk's adapta-
programs for Nassau County, tion of his Pulitzer Prize-win-
research and Reaching Out to ning courtroom novel, a young
Cancer Kids (R.O.C.K.) pro- lieutenant goes against Naval

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tradition when he relieves his
captain and takes command
on the grounds that the cap-
tain is psychopathic.
Tickets are $10 adults, $5
students. Call 261-6749, visit
atre.org or purchase at the
door (open seating no
assigned seats).
* *
"Hello, Dolly" is at the
Alhambra Theatre and Din-
ing, starring Emmy Award-
winner Sally Struthers as
Dolly Levi, a brassy widow
with a knack for matchmak-
ing. She takes a trip to New
York to meet a millionaire, Mr.
Vandergelder, who has been
courting another woman. She
fixes up his store clerks with
the woman he had been
courting with hopes of making
a match with Mr. Vanderge-
Ider herself. The show runs
through April 8 at the theater,
12000 Beach Blvd., Jackson-
ville. Call (904)641-1212.


Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
tour four of the town's most
popular, notorious or other-
wise historic pubs and bars,
One ticket will get you one
drink at each establishment
and an earful of colorful tales
about the places you visit.
Tickets are $25 per person
(must be 21, must show ID);
tour begins at the historic train
depot in downtown Fernan-
dina Beach. Reservations
required. Contact Theaat
261-7378, ext.105 or

Guests on the ghost tour
will learn Amelia Island
ghost stories as they tiptoe
through dark streets and
walk In the footsteps of a
bygone era.as the past
comes alive through the skill-
ful storytelling of your guide.
The tour begins at 6 p.m.
every Friday like clockwork
and lasts approximately one
hour. Meet your guide in the
cemetery behind St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be
purchased at the Amelia
Island Museum of History for
$10/adults and $5/students.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamu-
seum.org for more informa-

Sunday Musicale
The Amelia Ails Academy will present the
third Sunday Musicale 'Light Jazz wilh
Jane and Einie"- on Sunday. March 4 at 5
p m al PLAE at Omni Amelia island
Plantation Enjoy iibanlons and hours d'oeu-
vres at 5 p m and entertainment around 6
p m Jane Walker Lindberg. piano, and Ernie
Ealum bass, will be- the featured performers
Tickets are $45 and available at
www AmeliaArtsAcademy org, 277-1225 or
at the door
Drum cdrde
The Fernandina Bach Drum Circle will
meet March 5 The drum circle meets the
first Monday of each ronth from 7.9 p m at
the DeeDee Bartel Nature Center and North
End Boat Ramp Instrumentation centers on
drums and percussion bul may include other
instruments such as flutes, didgeridoos and
other non-percussion instruments Dancers
are welcome also
Follow North 14th Street to the end Go
past Bosque Bello Cemetery and Old Town.
ovAr the bridge and then left toward the old
pogy plant. The entrance is on the right Call
Barbara Hill at (904) 556-3219 or Doug
Byron at 261-5387 for information
Chamber festival
The Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival will run May 13-June 8 with a galaxy
of international stars and outstanding emerg-
ing talent The festival is offering discounts
on ticket packages [or multiple performanc-
es 10 percent off for three to five perform-
ances and 20 percent off for six or more con-
certs Season tickets are available for $384,
a 20 percent discount Or present a valid
confirmation number from any lodging estab-
llshmenl on the island and receive a 50 per-
cent discount on tickets Call 261-1779
Jazz jam
A Jazz jam is held at Pablos 12 N
Second St., Femandina Beach from 7-10
p.m the first Wednesday of each month.
Musicians are invited to sit in for one song or
the whole night To join the mailing list submit
your email to beechflyer@bellsoutn.net.
Dog Star Tavem
Dog Star Tavern. 10 N Second St.,
Grandpa's Cough Medicine tonight; The
Owsley Brothers March 3; Spade McQuade
March 8; and Karl Davis March 9. Visit
http-//therealnasty.com to learn more. Visit
Dog Star on Facebook. Call 277-8010.
Florida House Inn
Flonda House Inn, 22 S. Third Sti. hosts
Hickory Wind in the Frisky Mermaid bar on
Thursday from 7:30-10 p.p. Call 491-3322.
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., live
- music. Gall 321-2324.
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South Fletcher

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nership with the Douglas
Anderson Foundation, UNF,
Publix, the PGATour and
other supporters, the festival
has been expanded to allow
for more participants.
The cost of attendance for
students, educators and sen-
ior citizens is $35; community
. writers pay $60 and the fee
includes lunch and all festival
events. Tickets to Atwood's
evening reading are $10
(included for workshop regis-
trants). To register and for
more information visit
f* est.conm.


Talisman exhibit
Florida State College Betty P Cook Nassau Center
announces the opening of a new gallery exhibit, Talismans
of the Far East, featuring 24 religious talismans from the
collection of Professor James Kemp, who teaches Asian
Humanities at the college. A reception will be held March
13 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the library's Gallery, Room B-103.
The Nassau Center is located at 76346 William Burgess
Boulevard, Yulee. Call 548-4432.
Plantation gallery
Artist Amy Schrom will be featured at the Plantation
Artists' Gallery and Guild, 94 Village Circle, Amelia Island
Plantation, March 10 through April 7. A meet and greet day
will be held March 10 from noon-4 p.m. at the gallery where
everyone is invited to meet the artist and see her paintings.
Schrom, a former Fernandina Beach resident who lives
in Jacksonville, began drawing figures in three dimensions
on a chalkboard at the age of four. She works in the tradi-
tional style of oil painting on board or canvas mounted on
board. She loves the figure, but is equally skilled with por-
traits, flowers and still life.
IslandArt classes
March events at the Island Art Association Education
Center, 18 N. Second St., include:
Storytelling with Linocut, 9 a.m.-noon today, March 3
and 9, Anne Howden instructor, contact her at 261-8139.
Painting Boldly & Espressively, 9 a.m.-noon today,
March 3 and 9, all levels, Sharon Haffey instructor, contact
her at 310-9194 or email sshaffey@aol.com.
Basic Drawing Class, March 6, 7, 20, 21, 28 and 29. A
repeat of the first class in January, Lisa Inglis instructor,
conlaclher at 557-1131 or email
Amelia Island Artist Workshop, March 12-16. Charles
Reeve Workshop. Contact Mikolean Longacre, 491-8537.'
Victorian Florida on Amelia Island, a plein air work-
shop, March 19-23. Tony van Hasselt insti'uctor, contact 1-
800-248-6449 or email questions@tonyvanhasselt.com.
Nature Printing Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon March 24,
Diane Hamburg instructor, contact her at 261-9229 or email
For schedule of events and classes or to rent the
Education Center visit www.islandart.org or call 261-7020.
Michael Spicer and Roger Moore, photographers who
live on Amelia Island, will hold a weekly class from 9:30
a.m. Lntil noon for four weeks beginning March 23. A basic
understanding of the camera is the only prerequisite.
Classes will be held at the Island Art Association, 18 N.
Second St. The curriculum includes classroom instruction,
shooting assignments, a field trip and a private one-hour
shooting session with either Spicer or Moore. Register until
March 16. Contact Spicer at michaelspicer@bellsouth.net
or1 491-8658.
Oil portrait dass
"Painting Living Portraits in Oil." with instructor
Roberta Carter Clark, will be held at the Island Art Associa-
tion Education Center,' 18 N. Second St., from 9:30 a.m.-3:30()
p.m. April 9, 10, 11 and 12. Cost is $300 members and $350
nonmembers. Clark is an AWS signature member, has pub-
lished two books and been featured in American Artist mag-
azine as well as many other publications. Space is limited.
To register call Barbara Fuller, 277-1553, or email dick-

Ave karaoke on Sunday nights with Daddy
0' DJ Follow The Hammerhead on
Facebook at Hammerheadbar islandbbq
Instant Groove
The Insiani Groove featuring Lawrence
Holmes. Johnny Robinson. Scott Giddons
and Sam Hamillon plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Dress is casual For information call Holmes
at 556-6772
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery. 318
Centre Sl tree trivia each Monday at 7:30
p m wine lasting the third Tuesday at 6 30
p m with 10 wines tor $10 along with
cheese and crackers and live entertainment,
dart lournameni every Tuesday at 7 30 p m ,
Dan Voll Tuesdays Irom 7 30-11 -30 p m ; the
Turner London Band Thursday from 8 30
p m -midnight and Friday and Saturday from
830pm -12 30am Call 261-1000 Visit
www okanes com
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St,
Monday nights reggae with Pili Pili and
Chillakaja One, Tuesdays Buck Smilh
Project, Wednesdays Wes Cobb. Thursday
Hupp & Rob in the Palace & DJ Buca in
Sheffield's. Friday and Saturdays regional
bands and DJ Anonymous at Sheffield's. Call
Bill Childers at 491 -3332 or email bill@thep-
Picame Grill, Rotissene and Bar. 464073
SR 200, Sqite 2, Yulee, live music every first
and last Saturday of the month from 7-10
p m. Call 310-9221 Visit www.picantenas-
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave The Macy's play each
Wednesday from 6-9 p m : trivia Thursdays,
live music every Friday and Saturday at 8
p.m Call 310-6904 Visit
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S Fletcher
Ave, The Macy's In the lounge from 6-10
p m Fridays and Saturdays, shaggin' in the
lounge Sundays from 4-7 p.m Pili Pfli in the
tiki bar Wednesdays 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.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave Richard Smith tonight Larry &
The Backtrax March 3, Pam Affronti March 4;
Stevie Fingers March' 5; Alex Affronti March
6; DJ Roc March 7; Early McCall March 8,
Larry Lemier March 9 Reggle Lee March 10,
and Richard Stratton March 11.
Entertainment is 5-9 p m Monday-Thursday,
6-10p m Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m.
Sunday Call 261-5711.

JAZZ Continued from 1B
Caribbean. "We played night-
ly shows for thousands of peo-
ple, and I also presented sem-
inars on big band history
featuring my work with Harry
James, Frank Sinatra, Mel
Torm6 and Joe Williams,"
DeMerle said. Among the
audience members was
George Wein, the founder/
promoter of the Newport Jazz
Festival and consultant to the
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
"We enjoyed a great time
with George, who sat in on.
piano and played some
swingin' jazz," DeMerle said,
"and he gave our festival a ter-
rific endorsement. He said it
reminded him of his early
days with the Newport festi-
val as it was gaining national
attention, and we are certain-
ly honored tp receive such
recognition from one of the
jazz world's truly great profes-
Tickets for the Big Band
Bash are $75 and the pro-
ceeds will benefit the educa-
tional and entertainment pro-
grams of the 2012 Amelia
Island Jazz Festival, a not-for-
profit 501(c) 3 corporation
Purchase tickets.at
val.com, at the UPS Store,
1417 Sadler Road, in the
Island Shopping Center, or at
the AIFBY Chamber Of
Commerce, Gateway to
Amelia, A1A and Amelia
Parkway. Or call (904) 504-
4772 or email info@ameliiis-

Meet & Greet party
A Meet & Greet Kick
Off Party will be held from
7-10 p.m. tonight at 1235
South 10th St. (comer of
10th and Lime streets).
Admission of $6 includes a
meal ticket, with beverages
available for donations. No
coolers allowed. Food and
drinks will be served while
supplies last Also enjoy raf-
fles, a 50/50 draw and
entertainment by the Suzie
Kite Band. Registration tor
the Veteran's Benefit Ride.
Bike Show and LLR Car
Show will be held from 7-9
Entry is tree for anyone
who pre-registered for a
_rally special event at.
http://lastlegrally.com by
March 1.

RALLY Continued from lB
mobile from the Blood
Alliance on site all day.
Sunday's music is a Battle of
the Blues brought to you by
the Amelia Island Blues
Festival, held in September.
The Rally was founded in
2009 to provide funding and
awareness for the charity
Anchors Aweigh Charters,
Inc., (AAC) a nonprofit
501(c) (3) organization that
provides no cost boating or
fishing excursions to those
with permanent physical
and/or developmental disabil-
ities or a terminal illness.
Even if you don't ride a
motorcycle, bring your chairs
and enjoy the free entertain-
ment. Visit LastLegRally.com.

WRITE Continued from 1B
Collins, Pulitzer Prize winners
Robert O. Butler and Natasha
Tretheway and, in 2010, Joyce
Carol .Oates.
Douglas Anderson School
for the Arts is not just a
school, it is an active partici-
pant in the area community
on many levels. Students at
the public school have audi-
tioned and been accepted
from all over the area, includ-
ing over 20 from Nassau
County. Jones emphasizes
that, despite the professional
caliber of authors, the festival
targets all writers. "We'd like
to engage all writers emerg-
ing writers and established
writers both will find sessions
that challenge and inspire,"
she said.
Since 1994, the festival has
been funded by the Douglas
Anderson Writers' Guild, a
not-for-profit group of parent
boosters. This year, in part-



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noon at 1683B S. 8th St., Fernandina
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HOUSEKEEPER Saturdays required.
Drug test required. Must have
transportation. Amelia Island Resort
Rentals, Inc. (904)261-9444
be island resident. Nights & weekends.
Must be flexible. Clean MViR. Call (904)
needed for a busy physicians office.
Fax resume to (904)282-1550 of
emanl: cmosley@pcpfinancial.com
Is accepting applications for front desk,
housekeeping, and maintenance.
Applications available at 19 South 2nd
St., Fernandina Beach.
Must be customer oriented with land-
scaping/gardening experience. Quick-
books experience .a plus. Email:
Experience desired but will also train.
Must be willing to work weekends and
holidays. Call (904)277-2328.
HIRING Housekeeping, Front Desk,
and Breakfast Experience Preferred.
Head Housekeeper needed with
experience. Apply at Holiday Inn
Express or Comfort Inn. 76043 Sindey
PI., Yulee.
New recreation facility in Yulee looking
for an experienced and certified Zumba
teacher. Sub contract to start, possible
FT position. Please call (904)310-9730,
or come by 464073 SR 200, Ste 16,
Early Impressions to apply.
Experience preferred. Please send
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able at local group practice. We value
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mitment to high quality patient care,
and superior organizational skills. Our
Comprehensive Dental practice is look-
ing for someone who is experienced,
team oriented, enthusiastic, depend-
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experience required. Dentrix office
software. Please drop off resume and
fill outapplication in person at Amelia
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hostess. Apply within.

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POSITION for doctor's office. Must
know insurance verification. Fax
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206 Child Care
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Furniture, boys clothing, household
Items, many other Items. 236 N. 14th
St. Sat. 3/3, 7am-12pm.
3/3, 8am. Off Sadler across from
Marriott Amelia Raquet and Tennis
Club, Building 6 Unit 8D. Furn & Misc. *
Rescheduled due to sudden Illness. So
sorryl Please come back. Still have
everything. Fri. 3/2, 3-5pm & Sat.
3/3, 9am-lpm.
YARD SALE Thurs. 3/1 & Fri. 3/2,
8am-3pm.. Lots of jewelry, dolls, all
kinds of books, tools & fishing items.
look for yellow signs. 2.4 miles down
Blackrock at 96001 Brighton Place.
YARD SALE 85590 Avant Rd. Solid
oak living room set, 10 ft. inflatable
dinghy, music & movie DVD's, & much
more. Sat. 3/3, 8am-?
Staples, Fri. 3/2, 2-5pm & Sat. 3/3,
9am-lpm. Antique furniture, metal art
work, jewelry, lots of new stuff.
MOVING SALE Fri. 3/2 & Sat. 3/3,
8am-noon. Disability aids, hand tools,
gun accessories, cameras, animal
mounts, & more. Call (904)491-0701.

FRI. 3/2 & SAT. 3/3 9am-12pm. All
kinds of household stuff. Cheaply No
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shelving, ceiling fans, small appliances,
& much more. 2091B Natures Bend
SAT. 3/3, 8AM-3PM Dryer, stove
top, jewelry, Wil system, furniture,
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601 Garage Sales 1
3rd Trading, 13 N. 3rd St. and Island
Treasures, 1104 S. 8th St. Sat. 3/3,
starts 9am. $15.00 table spaces for
lease both stores. Call 261-0405.

YARD SALE Sat. 3/3, Sam-lpm.
95207 Twin Oaks Ln., In Spanish Oaks
off of Barnwell Rd. Furniture, odds &
ends, & lots more.
ESTATE SALE 410 Georgia Ave.
Thurs, Fri and Sat, March 1st, 2nd &
3rd, 9:00 4:00 rain or shine. The
street Is narrow, so please be careful
parking. Please do not park on
neighbors lawns; please do not block
driveways. Numbers to enter the sale
at 8:30 am on Thurs. Partial Estate
belongs to the late William Shelton
whose career was in the sports world.
He was manager to Andre Agassi,
Vince Carter and other athletes.
Sports memorabilia such as signed
Andre Agassi "Open" book, Event
passes, Vince Carter basketball,
vintage game ticket stubs, Michael
lordan Rare Air Book and Cards, signed
Reggie White Green Bay hat & book,
other signed books, posters and photos
of various tennis players and other
sports figures. Jared leffries bobble
head. Andre Agassi t-shirts. Other misc
sports items. Bookshelves, black
leather sleeper sofa, sofa table, sofa &
matching love seat, dinette set, Wehrle
pot belly stove, glass top table with 6
chairs, fireplace pokers, desk, file
cabinets, carved stone African busts, 3
chest of drawers, computer stands,
costume Jewelry, Swiss Army watch,
Waterford, vintage perfume bottles,
bongo drum, Elsie Massey Doll, kitchen
items, copper bottom skillets, toaster
oven/bread maker, cast Iron skillets,
sm TV, karaoke machine with cassette
player, health care items including
wheelGhairs, walker, etc., mens and
ladies name brand designer clothing
and others, books, Little Giant Ladder,
portable AC unit, dehumidifier, and lots
of misc. For many photos, map and list
go to www.MovingAndEstateSales.net
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601 Garage Sales
ALPHA DELTA KAPPA is hosting a
garage sale on Sat. 3/3 from Sam-
12pm at Emma Love Hardee, 2200
Susan Dr., FB. Clothing for all ages,
movies, toys & household Items are
reasonably priced, & the proceeds
support the Alpha Delta Kappa
scholarship given to a local student.

ESTATE SALE Sat. 3/1, 8am-lpm.
In Yulee, Pages Dairy Rd to Yulee Hills
to 86221 Melissa.
YARD SALE Sat., 8am-2pm.
Nassauville to Marc Anthony, follow
signs. Furniture, tools, a lot of
antiques, & much, much more. Rain
THE PICKER'S MARKET is having its
First Saturday of the Month Flea
Market, 8am-3pm. 201 Alachua St. All
sellers early Saturday set up only. Rain
cancels until Sat. 3/10. Spaces $15.
Call (904)210-6191.
YARD SALE with Estate Sale items.
Antiques to new. 2228 New Berlin Rd.
in Oceanway. Fri. 3/2 & Sat. 3/3, 7am-

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kitchen, kitchen island and closet pantry, washer/dryer hook-ups, drapes Nowl $850
and mini blinds, carpet and vinyl flooring, cable/sattllie TV ready, co- Av Unt #1 (N Subdivision) f
cred patio/deck and 2 car garage. Lawnr care included. Available March
15th $139 1 2BR/2.5BA Clobse to the Beach pn the North end of the Island.
L $ Townlouse with ocean/lake and bay views. Two Master baths upstairs
* 2524 LeSabre Place (Egans Bluff East' Subdivision)- 2022sf and 1/2 bath downstairs, dining in living/great room, community pool, 1-
1BR/2BA Lovely home on ciulcde.sac, formal dining area, carpet and ,a port and driveway parking. $ 1
hardwood flooring, washer/dryer hook ups, fireplace, patio/deck and 2-car
garage. Available March 1st $1495 2705 Dolphin Avenue, Unit 1A (Ocean View Villas) 2535af -
* 859 Fopntain Drive, 1800af 3BtJ2BA Country living at the Beach, 3BR/3.5BA Great ocean views and close to the Beach! Luxury Condo
1/2 Acre lot, wood burning fireplace, new carpet, hardwood and tile floor- with full Master bath, dining in living/great room, breakfast bar/nook,
ing. 2 Master baths, formal dining area. ear in kitchen, granite counter. washer/dryer hook-ups, carpet and ceramic tile flooring, shutters, fire-
tops, separate laundry room. screened-in]back por!h, water softener. spin- place in living room, wood stove, cable/satellite TV ready, covered
kler system and 2-car garage. $1595 patio/deck and covered parking. Available Mid-April $1895

* 97,93 Cutlass Way (Pirates Woods Subdivision) 2440sf 3BIR/2BA
Completely remodeled! Open fluor plan with vaulted ceilings. Two blaster
baths, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen, walk in pantry, brand new carpet &
ceramic tile, all new appliances, patio/deck and wood fenced in yard. $1375

* 1847 Beach Walker Road (Turtle Dunes Condominiums) 1800sf -
2BR/28A Located on 4th floor, two Master bathrooms, ceramic tile and
hardwood floors throughout, cloth blinds, cable/satellite TV ready, eleva-
tor, gated community and po.d. Water, sewer and trash included in rent.
Also on Sales Market $1995

* Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space, 4,500sf will divide Sadler Road 625sfbuilding on 1 acre lot. $1,500
* Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf office $1,300/mo S. 14th Street (Jasmine Plaza) Approx. 2400sf. Commercial
* 501 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices space $10/sf
* Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual.offices 116 Centre St. 900sf $3,000/mo.
* 1799 US IIWY 17 1196sfCommeuriallbuilding. $1,500/mo. Gateway to Amelia- Suite 201N, 2 rooms with total 370sf,
includes utilities + CAM, $695
BUSINESS IS GOOD! Ift you are interested in renting your property contact our
Professional property managers 4-277-6597

$325,000 322 Ocean Park $150,000 The Colony $167,500 -Amelia Woods, Unit #304
2BR/2BA Beautliful Ocean Views MLS# 56355 2BR/2BA 3BR/2.5BA MLS#56453
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Scooner Landing $80,000 Safe Harbor Lane
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Brad Goble 261-6166
2414 Los Robles $195,000 MLS# 53844
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5209 Sea. Chase 2566 sf. 4BR/4BA
furnished town home located in exclusive and
gated Stummer Beach overlooking Atlantic
ocean. Hardwood floors throughout. Gourmet
kitchen overlooking the family Room. Master
Suite with separate shower and garden tub
located downstairs. Pets ok. On Island.
6523 Spyglass 2404 sf. 3BR/3.5BA Spyglass
Villa on Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Tiled
throughout with generously sized living areas.
Fireplace in Living Room with French doors
opening to the balcony. Pets ok. On Island.
75070 Ravenwood 3295 sf. 3BR/2.5BA
large open floor plan home in quiet Timber
Creek Plantation. Combined Formal Dining
Room and Living Room, Office, Famnily Room
plus large Bonus room. Master suite with
sitting area, walk-in closet, double vanities and
separate tub and shower. Fenced backyard
overlooking the pond. Irrigation & Security
systems. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,600/mo
75070 Fern Creek 2359 sf. 4BR/3BA on
private lot with fully fenced backyard
overlooking pond.. I arge master suite down
with 4th bedroom and full bath up. Tile
throughout most of main living area.
Upgraded kitchen with stainless appliances.
Security and irrigation. Pets ok. Off Island.
96157 Stoney Glen- 1544 sf. 3BR/2BA open
floor plan in Heron. Wood floors throughout
the main living areas. Eat-in Kitchen with
breakfast bar and large pantry. Full size Dining
Room. Master suite with His and Hers closets
plus Garden Tub in bathroom. Fully fenced
backyard over looking the pond. Irrigation 4nd
security systems. Washer and driver. Pets ok.
Off Island. $1,250/mo

1969 Amelia Green. 1717 sf. 2BR/2.5BA
town home located in the heart Fernandina
and just a short stroll to the 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.
76237 Long Pond 1922 sf. 4BR/2BA
house with large rooms in Cartesian Pointe.
Bright open eat-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 to YMCA,
shopping, dining and schools. Sidewalks for
biking or walking throughout entire area. Pets
ok. On Island. $1,100/mo
96010 Stoney Creek 1373 sf. 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. $1,100/mo
823' S. 7th 1144 sf. 3BR/1.5BA Island
cottage with white picket fence. Beautiful
hardwood floors and tile throughout. One car
garage. Within walking distance to Historic
Fernandina Beach! Pers ok. On Island.
1601 Nectarine 1193 sf 3BR/2BA second
floor condo in The Palms, a gated community
with swimming pool, Upgraded kitchen with
granite counter tops and stainless steel
appliances. Pets ok. On Island. S950/mo

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Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for Information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor:

807 Condominiums
Purchase. 185K. Call Phil at Amelia
Coastal Realty 556-9140.

808 Off Island/Yule
FOR SALE 3BR/2BA brick home. A/C,
well & septic, Ig LR, kitchen, DR,
master BR has Ig walk-In shower &
jacuzzi, 2-car garage, FP, fenced yard,
landscaped. $217,000 or lease. Call
(352) 434-7405.

817 Other Areas
Waterfront Grand Opening Sale 1
day only, Sat. 3/10. New log cabin on
2+ acres w/20+ ft dockable WF only
$74,500. Save tens of thousands on
new log cabin w/dockable lake frontage
on one of Alabama's premier
recreational lakes. Exc. financing. Call
now (866)952-5302, ext. 151. ANF

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Gentleman's Farm for sale. Beautiful
log cabin, stable w/bath & equipment
barn on 2+/- acres In Chatham, VA.
$148,900. Agnes Dowdy & Assoc. Real
Estate (434)851-8522. Photos at
www.AgnosDowdyRE.com. ANF
20 ACRES Live on land now! Only
$99/mo. $0 down, owner financing, no
credit checks. Near El Paso, TX. Bea-
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852 Mobile Homes
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-
ON ISLAND Remodeled & clean 2/1
SW $600/mo., 3BR $700/mo. + dep.
Utils avail. Also, APTS. $145-
$225/wk. + dep. Utils.incl. 261-5034
NICE 16X80 2BR/2BA w/walk-in
closets. Partially furnished. Fenced
yard. Very private. $750/mo. + dep.
(904)577-4449 or (904)415-0361.

854 Rooms
entrance @ beach. Cable TV &
Internet. Call (904)583-2456.

FULLY FURNISHED Cable, kitchen &
laundry privileges. Yulce area. Call
Glenn for details (904)548-9707.

855 Apartments
dryer, hardwood floors. Near ocean.
$750/mo. Call (904)491-6136.

856 Apartments
NORTH POINTE 925 Tarpon. 2BR/
2.5BA townhouse. Pool, covered
parking. $875. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.

car garage, W/D, ceiling fans. Includes
water & garbage. $840/mo. + $840
dep. Available 2/1. Call 277-7622.

$875 includes lawn, garbage/sewer,
water, & W/D. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.

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

835 ELLEN ST. 2BR/1.5BA
Townhouse. New carpet, fenced
backyard. $875. Nick Deonas Realty,
Inc. (904) 277-0006

OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/1BA, tile
floors throughout, W/D, upgraded
appliances. '927 N. Fletcher, upstairs.
$995/mo + dep. (904)386-1005

857 Condos-Furnished
LONG TERM AIP 1st floor Spyglass
Unit, 3BR/3BA, located on beach, heat-
ed pool. $1800/mo. including trash
removal & water. (904)310-&106
W/D, TV, linens, dishes. Pest control &
sewer/garbage included in rent. $895.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-

1858 Condos-Unfurnished
LAKES CONDO $740/mo. Fresh
paint, W/D available, pool, gym, tennis
courts. Call (904)415-1165

Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, ten-nis &
more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at
just $749/mo! Call Tammy .for our
spring special at (904)415-6969 for a
showing. www.amellalakes.com

859 Homes-Furnished
+ bonus room, garage, fully furnished.
$1300/mo. Call Jennifer or Ana at
(786)235-8669 or (904)403-1982.

1860 Homes-Unfurnished
1306 BROOME ST. 3BR/2BA, stove,
fridge, DW, microwave, W/D, hard-
wood floors. $1195. Nick Deonas.
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006

2BR/1BA DUPLEX at 1524 Stewart
Ave. near American Beach. CH/A, W/D
conn., appls., ceiling fans, mini blinds &
tile floors. $695/mo. (404)661-2706

BRICK HOUSE 3BR/2BA, garage,
game room, on 1 acre. $1200/mo. +
deposit. Service animals only. Call
(904)704-4989 or 225-5392.

1861 Vacation Rentalsi
Call .(904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

863 Office
Offices, suites, studio space.
Includes janitor, utilities, secure Wi-Fi
network, parking. Starting @ $150/mo.
Current tenancy includes non-profit,
social services, education & training.
1303 Jasmine St. (904)583-0058

2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644

S 901 Automobiles
Loaded. Non smoker, great condition,.
138K. $2,000. Call (904)321-6264.

902 Trucks
CAB Loaded. Non smoker, good
condition, 93K. $10,000. (904)321-

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2377 S. nelcher AptA. 2BR/IBA $850/mo. includes
some uwitides.
*730 S. 14" Street 3BR/IBA $850 + uO lities.. $000
Forest Ridge 2BR/IBA flat $800 + utilities.
2820 A First Ae 28R/I.5BA $900 a month + utilaes.
2500A irsAvenue 2R2BBAw th den, or 3rd BR and
I car garage $.I,00/mo, + utilies.
3423 S Fletcher Upstairs 2BRI BA Furnished.ocean-
view some utilites included $1000/month.Aailaebl
May ist.
*ForestRidge-2BR/I.5BA. townhouse.furished.utifides
included $1250mo (furnishing & utilies negotiable)
2BR/IBA furnished 1801 S.FletcherAve.$1.650/mo.
includes most utilities, water, sewer garbage, cable.
internet and phone
Ocean-view 487 S. Fletcher. Across the street from
the each. All uti wi-fi.TV & phone.
3BRI 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop SO1850wk
plus taxes & cleaning fee
Fihe Points Village 1,200 sq ft.AIAS 8di St exposure -
Great for reail,services, or office. $1,200mosales ax
Amelia Park 910 apprmc sq ft. 3 offices, reception
area. Kitchen and bathroom. 145/mo, + utilities.
1839 S, 8th SL aciacent to Huddle House, 1.800 sqft.
S 1700Dmo. lease + tax. Sale also considered.
Nursery. Office. greenhouse. shade houses with a
fenced, irrigated outside space for plants. Excellent
location with high visibility.
Office Complex w/tenant for ala / C Iclmdt invest
me t. 1941 Citrona Dr 4690 sqft. induding addi-
tional lot Call for more info 261-4066

Restaurant 4 Lease 2,500
SF w/hood & drive thru
Cafe turnkey 1,500 SF
$10 psf
Warehouse 8 700
2,000 SF fromi $7 psi"
)LIJI. (lean w/hreak area
& lobby $16 psi inci utilities
Retail Sadler Rd
from $12 psf
2227 Sadler Rd
Reduced 365K