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OLDEST W WEEKLY,


NEWS


LEADER75


FRIDAY. MARCH 16.2012/20 PAGES 2 SECTIONS 'fbnewsleader.com


Larkin


ruI


death


GARRETT PELICAN
News-Leader
Nearly three years after police
found Dick and Myra Larkin bludg-
eoned to death in their Amelia Island
home, ajudge.has sentenced their son
to death.
Circuit Court Judge Robert Foster
ruled Thursday there were sufficient
aggravating factors to impose the
death penalty on Gregory David
Larkin, the couple's killer and youngest
son. -
"Gregory David Larkin, you have
not only forfeited your, right to live
among us, you have forfeited your
right to live at all," Foster told Larkin.
Larkin, 38, will be sent to Florida
State Prison to await his punishment,
the judge said.
Foster weighed several factors
before arriving at his decision, but said
the aggravating circumstances far out-
weighed any mitigating ones. ,
"The process is more qualitative
than quantitative," he said.
Foster said he gave great weight to
the contemporaneous nature of the
murders.
. Physical evidence, specifically
defensive injuries indicating the vic-
tims, were aware of th-ir attack, also
supported the prosecution's contention
that the crimes were especially
heinous,.atrocious and cruel, said
Foster.
The judge said he gave consider-
LARKIN Continued on 3A



Property


'cleaned'


by city


is sold
ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News Leader
Aforeclosed property at 859 Atlantic
View Drive that the city agreed to clean
up last fall was purchased last month
for $265,000.
Fernandina Beach commissioners
last November approved a cleanup of
the property, which was owned by
SBank of America, due to public safety
issues. The city's code enforcement
board recommended the move beca-
use the property was found to have
three code violations: rodents, an over-
grown yard and maintenance to a struc-
ture.
According to Code Enforcement
Officer Michelle Forstrom, Bank of
America hired a property compliance
company to clean up the property
instead of the city paying for it. The
city also collected a total of $3,000 from
the bank, according to Forstrom, which
covered administrative fees and some
fines approved by the Code
Enforcement & Appeals Board.
According to minutes from the Feb.
2 Code Enforcement & Appeals Board
meeting, total fines and fees for the
property amounted to $55,006.29, and
a lien for that amount was placed on the
property.
According to Forstrom, the bank
requested a reduction in the fines at a
March 1 Code Eniforcement & Appeals
Board hearing, and the board agreed to
reduce the amount to $3,000.
According to the Nassau County
Property Appraiser's website, a cou-
ple purchased the four-bedroom, three-
bath, 2,500 square-foot house on Feb.
8 for $265,000. The previous owners,
Before Bank of America foreclosed,
had .purchased* the property for
$540,000 in 2007, according to the prop-
erty appraiser website.


CARNIVAL TIME


S, PHOTOb B' ANGELA DAUGHTRY NEW.LEADER
Workers set up rides Wednesday in Central Park for the St. Michael Academy's Spring Carnival that
opened Thursday and continues through Sunday night. Proceeds will benefit the academy's acade-
my and scholarship programs. Story, 2A.


Support for the long goodbye

HEATHER A. PERRY
News-Leader


One in eight people over 65
has Alzheimer's disease.
The figure jumps to near-
ly half in people 85 or
older.
Startling as these statistics
from the Alzheimer's website are,
they tell only a small portion of the
story of this devastating disease.
For about nine years, the ,
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support
Group for Nassau County has pro-
vided an important forum for care-
givers to -,iiiar:I lih ir struggles and
triumphs at meetings held from 1-2
p.m. the third Thursday of each
month at the Council on Aging,
1367 South 18th St.
Facilitator Debra Dombkowski
has participated in the group for
the past five years and finds it
quite beneficial.
As supervisor/coordinator of
the Council on Aging Adult Day
HealthCare program,
Dombkowski cares for people with
dementia daily and works closely,
with their families and caregivers.
She also has a personal connec-


HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Evan Hopkins and Barrie Hooley are part of the Nassau County
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group.


tion because special people in her
life suffer with this horrible dis-
ease. "Being part of the support
group I have learned a lot about
the different situations that are


encountered and hear of different
ways different people deal with sit-
uations that occur with their loved
GOODBYE Continued on 3A


Plaques


to honor


American


Beach


notables
GARRETT PELICAN
News-Leader
At the urging of American Beach
community leaders, the Nassau County
Commission unanimously rescinded
Monday a measure to rename the
American Beach Community Center
in honor of a late advocate.
Commissioners voted to keep the
center's original name and introduce
plaques honoring those who played
roles in the project's success.
The commission's failure to consult
with the American Beach Property
Owners Association before renaming
the center in honor of Benjamin Carter
did not sit wellwith otherswho lobbied
for its construction.
Ruth Waters McKay, president of
the association, encouraged the board
to undo its previous measure in favor
of keeping the center's original name
and adding a nameplate for Ben Carter
plus plaques to commemorate others
who worked to get it built.
"Over 15 years, several members
of the community worked long and
hard to get a center," she said. "... It's
.not a personal issue. It's one that we
think would be fair to everybody who
contributed to the process."
Commissioners voted Jan. 9 to
rename the facility the Benjamin
PLAQUES Continued on 3A



County's


choice of


consultant


divisive

GARRETT PELICAN
News-Leader
Nassau County Commissioners
voted 4-1 Monday to award a consul-
tancy to Gillette & Associates, Inc.,
despite a recommendation from staff to
hire McCranie & Associates.
The decision drew opposition from
engineer Daniel McCranie and
Commissioner Steve Kelley, but the
board accepted Gillette as its mobility
fee consultant as recommended by
Commissioner Danny Leeper's Impact
Fee & Concurrency Task Force.
The mobility fee system is being
billed as a replacement for transporta-
tion concurrency, which the board
repealed last month in a bid to encour-
age more business and development.
Under the old system, developers were
billed for any traffic impacts their proj-
ects posed.
Commissioners were to choose one
of three firms under continuing con-
tracts Gillette, McCranie or Atkins
Construction Corp. for the job, but
miscommunication led the task force
and staff to make separate, and con-
flicting, recommendations.
"I'm going to stand firmly behind
our staff," Kelley said.
McCranie urged commissioners to
follow their staff's recommendation.
"They are your senior advisers," he
said. "... I truly believe we have the
best team and we can do the best job
for this county."
Citing the task force's experience
and hundreds of hours its members
spent studying planning and develop-
ment during the past year, County,
Attorney David Hallman said commit-
tee members were experts on the sub-
ject matter.
"After 22 years of doing this, I would


COUNTY Continued on 3A


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FRIDAY, MARch 16, 2012 NEWS News-Leader


OBITUARIES


Fred C. Crews
Mr. Fred C. Crews, age 82,
of Yulee, beloved husband of
Lucille Thompson Crews,,
passed away on Wednesday
morning, March 14,2012 at the
Malcolm Randall VA Medical
Center in Gainesville, FL
Born in Hoboken, GA
(Brantley County)'he was one of
thirteen children born to the
late Charlie B. and Julia Altman
Crews.
Mr. Crews enlisted and
served in the U.S. Army as a
young man, serving as a Heavy
a Artillery In-
M`structor prepar-
ing soldiers for
deployment
during the
Korean Con-
flict. After being
honorably dis-
charged, in Texas, he came to
Nassau County and began
working in the Box Plant at
Container Corporation/Smurfit
At the age of 55 he retired and
began the full-time pursuit of
his true love; farming and rais-
ing livestock. Mr. Crews and
his wife ran a small farm in
Yulee and Baldwin, FL for forty
years, raising beef cattle, goats,
chickens, vegetables and other
farm animals.
He was a longtime member
of the First United'Pentecostal
Church in Kingsland, GA where
he was a Trustee and Head
Usher.
Mr. Crews leaves behind, his
wife of 40 years, Lucille Crews,
Yulee, FL, children, Farrell
Crews (Crystal), Lamar Crews
(Michelle), Theresa Hartman
(Glenn), Darryl Crews (Vicky),
LarryW. O'Neal (Paula), Linda
Joy Huggins (Rick), John B.
Brugh (Hilda), one brother,
Gene Crews, one sister, Hazel
Moore, twelve grandchildren,
seventeen great-grandchildren,
numerous nieces and nephews,
longtime friend and sister, Josie
Stonebreaker (Billy) and spe-
cial friend Sara Dwenell.
Funeral services will be at
11:00 am on Satprday, March
17, 2012 at the First United
Pentecostal Church of Kings-
land, GA with Reverend N. E.
Blizzard, Senior Pastor and
Reverend Edward Flader,
Pastor, officiating.
A celebration lunch will fol-
low in the church fellowship,
Pall.
Graveside .services will be,
-onducted as he is laid to rest at !
3:30 pm on Saturday in Boones
Creek Cemetery, St. George,
GA
His grandsons will serve as
active pallbearers. Honorary
pallbearers will be Jesse Knight
and the Ushers of the church.
His family will receive
friends from 5:00-7:00 pm today
at the Oxley-Heard Funeral
Home, Fernandina Beach, FL
Please share his life story at
www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Janice Graham Davis
Janice Graham Davis, "Jan",
passed away March 10, 2012 at
Baptist Medical, Center. Born
in Tampa, Florida on August 9,
1935, she grew up in Bartow,
Florida. She graduated from
Salem College, Class of 1957
and was student body president.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Donald McCall Davis,
daughters,
Laurie Davis
Edwards and
Ashley Davis
Skurla, grand-
children,
Stephen Skurla,
Sarah Skurla,
Rives Edward.s, and McCall
Edwards.
She brought her talent and


energy to everything she did
both professionally and in her
volunteer activities. She enjoyed
a successful career at Weichert
Realtors in Chatham, NJ where
she and Don lived for 22 years.
Moving to Amelia Island in
1992, Jan and Don quickly lent
their talents to the many non-
profit-organizations in which
they became involved. Jan was
a member of the. Amelia
Plantation Chapel, former mem-
ber of the Executive Committee,
Amelia Island Museum of
History, chairman of the board
and board member for 6 years,
member of the Micah's Place
Auxiliary and instrumental in
many of its successful fundrais-
ing initiatives. In addition, Jan
was a feature writer for the
Amelia Islander Magazine.
She has been recognized by
her grateful community many
times, including the prestigious
Elsie Harper Award, and most
recently was inducted into the
Amelia Island Museum of
History's Heritage Hall for her
commitment and outstanding
contributions.
A memorial service will be
held at the Amelia Plantation
Chapel at 11 am Saturday,
March 17.
In lieu of flowers-donations
may be made in Jan's name to
any of the many organizations in
which she was active. '
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Donn Innes
Donn Innes, age 84, of
Amelia Island and Dallas, PA
died Thursday, March 8, 2012
following surgery and a brief
stay at Hospice
Community
I Care, Wilkes-
Barre, PA.
Born in
Wilkes-Barre,
PA, he was the
son of the late
Donald E and Marie Rothermel
Innes. He graduated from the
Taft School, Watertown, CT. .
He served in the U.S. Army
from 1945 to 1947. Donn then
attended Cornell University
where he earned a Bachelor
degree in Mechanical Engineer-
ing. At Cornell he was a. mem-
ber and past president of Delta
Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Following college he
received a commission in the
United States Air Force, serving
from 1951 until 1953 as an Early
Warning Radar Specialist in
Japan.
After his military service he
spent his professional career in
manufacturing, becoming
President of W.H. Nicholson
Company, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
At retirement, he and his
wife settled at Amelia Island
Plantation, returning to Dallas in
the summer. Donn was a mem-
ber of the Westmoreland Club,
Wilkes-Barre and the Amelia
Island Club, Florida.
Surviving are his wife of 58
years, the former Carolyn Heyl,
Dallas; children, Donn Chandler
Innes, Long Pond, PA; Ann
Christian Innes, New Hope, PA;
Tracy Innes Riccetti and her
husband, John, Shavertown,
grandchildren, Lee and Scot
Riccetti.
Private funeral services were
held at the convenience of the
family.
Donn's memory may be
honored through the support
of any worthy cause for the bet-
terment of another life.
Harold C Snowdon
Funeral Home. Inc.
Shavertown. Pa.

Alexander
Augustus Miller, Ill
Alexander Augustus Miller,
III, age 84, of Fernandina


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Monday, 5 p.m.
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Monday, 12 p.m.
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Monday, 5 p.m.
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Thursday, 3 p.m.
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Beach, FL passed away on
Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Born on June 16, 1927 in
Fernandina, FL, he was the son
of the late Alexander Augustus
Miller, Jr. and Nadine Elizabeth
(Bunker) Miller.
He grew up in Fernandina
and graduated from Fernandina
High School, Class of 1945. He
was Class Salutatorian and
Captain of the Football Team.
He attended the University of
Miami and University of South
Carolina under the U.S. Navy's
V-5 program, graduating with
the Navy's commission as an
Ensign.
He served during the
Korean Conflict as a Pilot (VF-
32, Fighting Swordsmen)
aboard the USS Leyte (CV-32).
Following service he located to
Peru where he was a Co-pilot
with Panagra Airways. He
moved back to the Fernandina
area where he joined National
Airlines as a Pilot. In 1960 his'
career took him to Miami, FL.
During 'the off-season he flew
for the United Nations in the
Congo and would 'return lto
Fernandina Beach and fly as a
Porgy fish Spotter for Quinn
Menhaden Fisheries. In 1980
Mr, Miller relocated back to
Fernandina Beach where he
retired from Pan American
Airways in 1986 as a Boeing 747'
Captain.
He married the former Lynn
Tillman in 1977 and together
they opened the Snug Harbor
Restaurant in Fernandina
Beach. In recent years, they
spent their time between
Fernandina Beach and their
summer home in Murphy, NC.
In addition to his parents, he
is preceded in death by a broth-
er, Jerry Miller, who passed
away in 2003.
Mr. Miller, leaves behind,
his wife, Lynn Tillman Miller,
his daughters, Holly Miller
Friedman, and Susan Corbett,
his sons, Keith and Kevin Miller,
his brother, James Miller along
with nine grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of
his life at 4.00 pm on Saturday,
March 17, 2012 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
He will rest at La Flora
Mission.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
the Nassau County Humane
Society, 671 Airport Road,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Oxley Heard Funeral Direcrori

Tinna Pate Riviera
Tinna Pate Riviera, born
September 24, 1967, lost her
battle with cancer on March 11,
2012.
Tinna is survived by her
husband, Kevin, daughter
Natasha, son Michael, parents
Roy .and Carol Pate, and many
more family and friends who
loved her.
Tinna was a member of the
drill team at Fernandina Beach
High School, and graduated in
1985. She served in the 125th
Air National Guard -
Jacksonville.
Most recently, Tinna lived
in Largo, Florida where she
worked at the St. Pete Times
and Walgreens.
She will be missed by all
who knew her. Heaven has
gained another angel.

DEATH NOTICES

Patricia Elaine Ready, 68,
of Fernandina Beach died on
Friday, March 9,2012 at home.
Funeral services were held at
11 a.m. on Wednesday from the
graveside in 'Bosque Bello
Cemetery with the Rev. Grant
Wheeler of Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida
officiating.
Eternity Funeral Homes and
Cremations Nassau
Mary Lou Huff, 69, of
Yulee died oh Monday, March
12, 2012 at Quality Health of
Fernandina. Funeral services
will be held at 1 p.m. today from
the graveside in Westville
Cemetery in Westville with the
Rev. Edward Williams officiat-
ing. The family will receive
friends one hour prior to the
service.
Eternity Funeral Homes and
Cremations Nassau


Carnival un for all ages'
A carnival hosted by St.
Michael Catholic Church
and St. Michael Academy
opens in Central Park in
Fernandina Beach at 5 p.m.
today and runs through
Sunday at 10 p.m.
The carnival will offer
rides, food and games for all"N
ages. Hours are 5-10 p.m.J
today, noon-11 p.m. Saturday..
and noon-10 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $1 each, or $20
for a wristband providing --.
unlimited rides.
Deborah Suddarth, prin-q..
cipalof St. Michael Academy,
stressed that the carnival is .' ..
a family event put on by a ,,, *..
family-owned operator, and
that all rides have been -
inspected by the state. ,
"For 26 years, St. Paul
Catholic School in ..
Jacksonville Beach.has host-
ed an old-fashioned carnival ..."".
for their local community .
and their school. Each-year
the families look forward to '
the carnival pulling into
town, watching the rides as
they're, put into place and '
enjoying the activities,"
Suddarth said in an email. .
"For the last few years,
they have used Michael's
Amusements:.This is a fam-
ily-owned operation with an
emphasis on providing a safe
and. enjoyable community
event. All rides have been
safety inspected by the ....
state."
The proceeds from the
carnival will benefit St. ANGEIA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER
Michael Academy's aca- A carnival ride in Central Park, Fernandina Beach,
demic and scholarship pro- appears to dwarf the water tower across the street. The
grams. event kicks off today and runs through Sunday night



WEEKLY UPDATE


PeckAhlmni
The Peck Alumni
Association has extended its
membership to the commu-
nity and asks anyone in the
community to join, regard-
less of age or school affilia-
tion. The group seeks ideas
and suggestions for planning
activities, events, committees
and future reunions that will
continue the legacy of Peck
High School. All are wel-
come to the next'meeting on
April 14 at noon at the Peck
Reception Room. If you are
unable to attend, but are'"' "
interested in joining; contact
Louryne Spaulding, 583-
3085, Vernetta Spaulding,
583-1569, or any other associ-
ation member.
Pirate Parade
Applications are now
being accepting for the annu-
al Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival Pirate Parade, spon-
sored by The Residence Inn
Amelia Island, May 3 at 6
p.m. on Centre Street Dead-
line is April 16. Applications
-are available at www.shrimp
festival.com, The Residence
Inn Amelia Island, 2301
Sadler Road, Amelia Island
Convention & Visitors
Bureau, 102 Centre St
(Depot) or AIFBY Chamber
of Commerce in Gateway
Center. For information con-
tact Desiree Dinkel at 261-
7562 or 415-0952 or
4info@shrimpfestival.com.
Freefood
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. today at
the Peck Center Auditorium,
510 South 10th St. Commo-
dities will be distributed on a
first-come, first-served basis
until the food is depleted.
Visit www.ncfaa.net.
Free DogFood
Today from noon until
12:30 p.m., Cats Angels will
distribute free dog food in
the parking lot at 709 S. 8th
Street on a first-come, first-
serve basis Suplies are
limited To rccive food. yvu
mtst bring proof of your
pet's rabies certificate and
spay/neuter.
TowtoGo
AAA and Budweiser are
offering the Tow to Go pro-
gram during the St. Patrick's
Day weekend, today through
March 18. Tow to Go pro-
vides a confidential ride and
tow home from any bar or
restaurant free of charge -
to anyone who may have had
too much to drink by calling
1-800-AAA-HELP (4357).
The program is designed.to
be used as a last resort and
is offered based on availabili-
ty of AAA service technicians
and tow trucks during times
of high call volume.
BloodDrive
The Blood Alliance will
host blood drives on March
17 from'10 a.m.-4 p.m. at
Publix and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at
Kmart in Fernandina Beach.
Visit www.igiveblood.com.
Shamrock sale
Nassau Humane Society's


SERVICE CLUBS


Kiwanis Club
The Fernandina Beach Kiwanis Club
meets the first three Mondays of each montli
at the Fernahdina Beach Golf Club on Bill'
Melton Road. This is a dinner meeting from
6:30-8 p.m.' Contact Don Lyons at home, 432-
8194, or by cell at (978) 758-0561.
Optimistdclubs
The Yulee Optimist Club meets every
Tuesday at noon at Murray's Grille on A1A in
Yulee. Call'753-0091.

The Fernandina Beach Optimist Club
meets each Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. at
the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. March 21
will feature Chris Hartley, candidate for


LOOKING BACK


50
YEARS


25
YEARS


10
YEARS


Unusually high tides and an offshore storm
that raked the entire Atlantic seaboard did "con-
siderable damage" to the recreation ramp at the
beach in Fernandina Beach..,
March 15, 1962
In front of a crowd of more than 300 people,
the Nassau County School Board unanimously
approved the superintendent's five-year building
plan, including a $15 million high school in
Fernandina Beach.
March 19, 1987
Plans were in the works to build a training
facility for the Fernandina Beach Fire
Department at the city airport.
March 15, 2002


Second Chance store will cel-
ebrate St. Patrick's Day with
the savin' of the green. Little
green shamrocks will be
placed on selected items in
the store March 17. Find
them and receive 20 percent
off those items. Cookies and
punch will be served all day,
and instead of kissing the
blarney stone, you may
receive a kiss from one.of the
shelter animals. Second
Chance, 312 S. Eighth St.,
features all kinds of gently
used items and is open 10
a.ro. to 5 p.m.,Mon.qay-
Safturday. All proceeds help
tie animals' af the NHS shel-
ter on Airport Road.
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson Associa-
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the Range & Educational
Training Center in Nassau
County. A Concealed Wea-
pon License Course will be
offered April 2 and 6 at 5:30
p.m. and April 7 at 9a.m. and
1 p.m. A Basic with Defen-
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Wounded Warriors Project,
now through April 1. Bring a
can of food (people or pet).
for the Barnabas Center or
Nassau Humane Society and
receive free goodies. Call
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Nassau County sheriff. Call Bernice Kelley
at 261-7923 or Barb Kent at 277-4071.
Rotayclubs
The Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach
meets each Wediesday from 11:30 a.m.-1
p.m. at the Florida House Inn on South Third
Street. On March 21 John McCarthy will give
a presentation on Rotary projects providing
potable water around the world. Call Melanie
Ferreira at 321-5675.

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise
meets each Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Bill Melton
Road. Contact President Katey Breen at
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group for adults who have expe- Aging, 1367 South 18th St.,
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PLAQUES
Continued from 1A
Hamilton Carter American
Beach Community Center.
McKay told commissioners
that while some of those who
signed the petition to rename
the center after Carter were
members of the association,
the renaming process was not
advertised to a majority of the
community.
"We had no input," said
McKay.
Past president of the asso-
ciation Annette Myers said the'
movement to build the com-
munity center reached back to
1995. In that span, she said,
several county residents con-
tributed to the project- includ-
ing McKay, Myers, federal
Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr.,
"Beach Lady" MaVynee
Betsch, the Rev. Carlton D.,
Jones, Carter, former sheriff
Ray Geiger, former county
attorney Mike Mullin, former
county commissioners John
Crawford, David Howard,
Ansley Acree and Mike Boyle,
Phil Scanlan and the A.L Lewis
Historical Society and Fleet &
Associates.
"No one should be stepped


COUNTY
Continued from 1A
put this task force up against
any team of engineers and
planners," he told the board.
"I think the expertise we
have on that task force exceeds
staff at the moment," said
Leeper. "I have to say that."
County Manager Ted Selby
said following a Jan. 18 com-
mission meeting, staff started
evaluating the firms. Upon
learning the task force was
reviewing them as well, Selby
said staff finished their evalu-
ations, but deferred to the task
force. The task force voted 7-
1 to award the work to Gillette.
Kelley proposed that the
firms present to the board
before it rendered a decision,
but Leeper rejected the sug-
gestion.
McCranie said the process
had been unfair because the
task force created its criteria
after the firms had presented,
and wondered why represen-


LARKIN
Continued from 1A
able weight to Larkin's mini-
mal criminal history, which
consisted of a possession of
marijuana charge and an inter-
ference offense dating back to
1995. Foster also considered
pleas from members of the vic-
tims' advocates panel, who
encouraged him. to spare
Larkin's life.
He disregarded one doc-
tor's claim that the defendant
may harbor delusions, affirm-
ing his previous contention
that there was no evidence to
support that notion.
"Justice truly has been
served and will be served in its
entirety when he's been put to
death for the crimes that he's
committed," said Assistant
State Attorney Wes White,
head of the Nassau County
office, who prosecuted the
case.
Larkin appeared to be emo-
tionless after the verdict was
read. Only two of his family
members, an older brother
and his wife, attended the sen-
tencing hearing.
Larkin was convicted in
January of killing his parents
in their Caprice Lane home in
2009. White and Assistant
State Attorney John
Kalinowski elected not to pros-
ecute Larkin on a grand theft
auto charge stemming from
the theft of his parents'
Mercury Mountaineer.
Larkin, who represented
himself, did not contest his
sentencing with mitigating fac-
tors that might have spared
his life even though his stand-:
by counsel, Assistant Public
Defender Brian Morrissey,
said there were "plenty of mit-
igating factors."
The State Attorney's Office
sought the death penalty, cit-
ing as aggravating factors the
*nature of the murders.
Larkin, family members
gave emotional but dissenting
opinions at a hearing Feb. 23
after a jury concluded a week
earlier that there was sufficient
cause to administer the death


over nor left out," Myers said.
"To step over others and give
all the credit to one person, I
think would be inconceivable
and a total disrespect. Many
of those who signed the peti-
tion have no idea the history of
the community center.... Many
did not know a petition was
being circulated until it
appeared in the newspaper."
Myers said many in the
American Beach community
said they were personally
offended by having to learn of
the change in the newspaper.
"I also find it strange that
the naming of the community
center did not come back
before the association," she
said. 'That is where it all start-
ed."
Myers told the board the
center should return to its orig-
inal name, American Beach
Community Center. 'The one
who crossed the finish line
does not get all the credit," she
said of renaming it for Carter.
"...We ask you kindly to rescind
that motion."
Commissioner Steve Kelley,
whose District 2 area includes
American Beach, apologized
to Myers and McKay.
"Our decision that night to


tatiyes from Atkins had not
objected as well.
"We did not know the cri-
teria we were presenting," he
added.
"I don't know we had a level
playing field there," said
Commissioner Barry
Holloway,
Leeper rejected that sug-
gestion, pointing out that all
three firms had equal oppor-
tunities to present before staff
and the taskforce.
Tom Ford, vice chair of the
task force, said. he believed a
member of county staff told
McCranie his firm had the job,
prompting his representatives
to give a lackluster presenta-
tion. McCranie refuted that
notion.
Holloway questioned the
task force's role in the process
when the board had already
directed staff to recommend
a firm. The question drew
responses from task force
members, several of whom
attended the meeting.
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penalty.
0 n" e
1a i forensic py-
c h-o0log-is t,
who evaluat-
ed him testi-
fied that
Lark it n
Sarkin might have
been con-
cealing a
mental illness during one of
three separate evaluations to
determine whether he was
competent to represent him-
self. But twb other doctors
found him competent.
Larkin had no history of
drug, alcohol or sexual abuse
in his family, nor was he pre-
scribed medication or seeking
treatment for any psychologi-
cal disorders, according to the
State Attorney's Office.
Leading up to his trial
Larkin dismissed several attor-
neys, claiming they were col-
luding with the State
Attorney's Office to secure his
conviction, and represented
himself.
Larkin has maintained his
innocence since his arrest in
April 2009, contending he was
on,a job interview in Mexico
when his parents were killed
and that prosecutors failed to
establish a motive, proper
timeline or provide adequate
DNA evidence connecting him
to the murders.
Prosecutors said he killed
his parents with a bat and


change the name in no way
meant to disrespect any of the
people who worked so dili-
gently since the original con-
ception of the idea," said Kelley.
"We just didn't know. So when
a group of people came before
us with a petition, we truly'
thought that everybody in the
community was behind it."
Commission Chair Stacy
Johnson echoed Kelley's sen-
timent, pointing out that the
petition had 250 signatures and
the measure didn't draw any
opposition at the Jan. 9 meet-
ing.
"This serves as a lesson to
us," she said. "... We maybe
jumped the gun a little bit."
The community center at
1600 Julia St. opened March
30, 2010.
American Beach was found-
ed by Abraham Lincoln Lewis
in 1935 as an African-American
community at a time when
racial segregation prohibited
black and white people from
using beaches together. The
modern interracial communi-
ty views its community center
as both a gathering place and
a museum to reflect on its
roots.
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One member, Robert
Spaeth, said if the board
believed its staff's expertise
in mobility fees was greater
than that of the task force, the
board didn't need the task
force.,
"We've been a year at this
thing," he said. "I've spent hun-
dreds of hours on this as have
other members."
Peter Johnson, another
member, said the mobility fee
issue was special and needed
special expertise.
"This is not typical staff
work," he said. "This is spe-
cial."
Holloway said the board
should clarify the task force's
role in the process to avoid
further missteps. Kelley and
Hallman agreed, with the latter
suggesting that Leeper clarify
the committee's mandate at a'
future meeting.
Commission Chair Stacy
Johnson apologized to
McCranie for the confusion.'
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Sandy Sewell has also ben-
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Soon after she and her
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The group provided vital
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"It was a relief to listen to
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me."
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Legislature ends session, to
T he last week of the Working Special Order Calendar con- and insist on the proper imple-
session began with your bill in sistbng of 32 bills, we listened mentation of the Student
anticipation over the Senate to farewell speeches from two Success Act. He asked that we
whether or hot we requires you members. This is a tradition finish the work of higher edu-
would finish the budget on to make fre- whereby House members cation and property insurance
time and of the final outcome quent trips to who will not return, either reform. We must deal with the
of the bills that had moved the Senate because they have been term- realities of growing densities,
through the process but had chamber to limited or are not running hurricanes and coastal build-
still fallen short of Senate pas- get an again for office, give some out. We simply cannot contin-
sage. On Monday the House update on farewell remarks to their fel- ue the game of Russian
spent about four hours on the STATE the bill, low members. roulette with Mother Nature.
floor. During this time, we REP. make While some members Chair Proctor is a wise individ-
were informed that the House .. inquiries as have long speeches with ual and will be missed in the
and Senate had agreed on to whether it names of people to whom they Florida House.
budget numbers and that we JanetAdkins was with- owe gratitude, the remarks by Much of Wednesday was'
would be able to conclude our drawn from Education Chairman Proctor spent waiting on the Senate to
work on time. final committees or otherwise from St. Augustine were send us bills "in messages."
The Florida Constitution encourage the chamber to poignant and meaningful. He Because House rules do not
requires a 72-hour "cooling take up the measure. Literally quoted Gen. Douglas allow for new bills to be taken
off period" from the time the things can change from" MacArthur, who commanded up on the Special Order calen-
budget is distributed until the minute to minute and deter- the Southwest Pacific theater dar after the 55th day of ses-
final vote is taken. Because of mine the success or failure of in World War II. sion, the only bills we could
this, the two chambers had to a bill. "People grow old only by hear were those sent to us by .
agree to the final budget by If the leadership of the deserting their ideals. Years the Senate. If the Senate
sometime on Tuesday in chamber supports the meas- may wrinkle the skin, but to amended a bill previously
order to sine die on Friday. In ure it receives favorable atten- give up interest wrinkles the passed by the House, the
fact, the actual time that the ftion; if there is no strong view soul. You are as young as your Senate then sends us the bill
budget is distributed deter- held among those in leader- faith, as old as your doubt; as "in messages" and asks the
mines the earliest time that ship, then it is constant work young as your self-confidence, House to "take up" the bill a
the chambers can vote on the to get your bill withdrawn as -old as your fear; as young second time. The House spon-
budget. from committee and sched- as your hope, as old as your sor again presents the bill on
Of the six bills that I filed, uled to be heard on the floor, despair. In the central place of the House floor and makes a
four of them had already Then you have to manage every heart there is a record- motion to either concur or
passed the House, and yet possible amendments from ing chamber. So long as it reject each Senate amend-
only one of them had passed other members, receives messages of beauty, ment. If the House concurs
the Senate. Because 6f this I Tuesday involved more hope, cheer and courage, so with all of the Senate amend-
was paying close attention to time on the House floor. The long are you young. When ments, a final vote is taken to
the work of the Senate. After day began with the unveiling your heart is covered.with the pass the bill and it then heads
spending countless hours of Speaker Dean Cannon's snows of pessimism and the to the governor. If, however,
drafting language, working portrait. There are 47 por- ice of cynicism, then, and then the House fails to concur with
through amendments and traits of former speakers only, are you grown old. And all of the amendments, the bill
presenting bills in commit- hanging on the walls of the then, indeed as the ballad will bounce back to the Senate
tees, the reality hits you dur- Florida House. Every two says,you just fade away." in its once-again amended
ing the last week of session years each portrait is shifted Chairman Proctor admon- form. This continues to hap-
that it may all be for naught if left to make room for the ished us to finish the work. pen until both houses agree
the bill dies in the Senate.. newest portrait. For 94 years, He reminded the members of on the exact language or time
At this point, you realize Speaker Cannon's portrait when quarterback Tim Tebow simply runs out. -
that much in this process is will hang in the chamber and spoke to the Florida House HB1163 dealing with
.out of your control and you will be a reminder of his prin- about the importance of fin- Adoptions was one of those
wonder whether your bill will cipled leadership and integri- fishing the game, finishing the bills amended by the Senate. I
become a victim of the "last- ty. practice and finishing strong. suppose I was fortunate that
minute politics" of session. After completing the He asked us to finish the work in this 62-page bill that only


one change was made to
delete two sentences. The
amendment had the effect of
reverting back to current law
and I expected it to quickly
pass the House again.
However, this was not to be.
Instead, members engaged in
over 30 minutes of questions
and debate. It was quite
rewarding to hear so many
House members passionate
about adoption and express-
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meet again
final vote was taken, I was "Extraordinary
thrilled to see the 119-0 sup- Apportionment Session" to
port. The debate around adop- redraw the Sen'ate map.
tions clearly impacted the Eventually, we went back
lives of members personally. to our work of taking up
We finished our work just Senate messages and debat-
after 10:30 p.m. on day 59 and ing the state budget and budg-
I was exhausted. et conforming bills. It was a
Day 60 started at 10 a.m. long day and was getting
There was much speculation longer as the Senate
about when the Florida announced it would extend
Supreme Court would session until 11:59 p.m. This
announce their decision on meant that the House also
the redistricting maps. With' would stay to conclude the
the deadline on Monday, work; although much of this
March 12, it was a 50-50 time was spent in recess
chance that the announce- watching the Senate take up
ment would come on Friday. their bills.
About 10:17 a.m., Speaker As both chambers finished
Cannon abruptly halted the their work at 11:,59, the official
debate. Chair Will "sine die" ceremony began.
Weatherford was recognized The word "sine die" is Latin
for an announcement. When for "without day" and is a tra-
the House members heard edition that is unique to
the news that the Florida Florida. Both chambers walk
Supreme Court haq upheld out to the plaza area to greet
the House map, we all stood each other. The area was
to our feet in a standing ova- roped off with crowds looking
tion. What a thrill to know that on, both on the plaza level and
we had accomplished our mis- overhead. It was amazing to
sion of drawing a constitution- me how at the late hour, so
ally compliant map with virtu- many people were present to
ally undefined legal hear the governor, Senate
requirements. The applause president and House speaker
lasted for several minutes. It deliver their remarks. The
was truly an historic moment. Capitol was full of excitement
When the chamber was and fatigue.
finally quiet, Chair I As I gave some final
Weather ford provided us with hugs to my colleagues and
an additional detail, specifical- made my way to my office to
ly that the Florida Supreme pack up for the night, I was
Court decision was unani- reminded of what a great state
mous. Again, members stood we live in. As the stream of
in applause recognizing the cars left the parking garage, I
hard work that had resulted in thought of the sacrifice made
such victory. Truly the integri- by each state employee and
ty of the Florida House was legislator. The hours are long
made manifest by this unani- and tiring, but the work is last-
mous decision.'I think we all ing, meaningful and reward-
felt quite vindicated from the ing.
cynical pundits that had sug- It was now time to head
gested unsavory political home and take up my role as
motives in the redrawing of mom to two of the best chil-
the districts. It was an honor dren around. You see the sac-
to serve with Chairman rifice that working families
Weatherford on the full redis- make when a family member
tricting committee for the decides to serve is notable.
House. We each make sacrifices to
After the celebration of the help improve our community
House map, the.members both small and large and I
learned that the Senate map. appreciate the sacrifice that
had not enjoyed the same all children of elected officials
approval and that we would all make to allow their parents a
be required to be back at the chance to make our state and
Capitol the following community a better place to
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CNI ommun


Bullying -

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook
the other day. So much of what gets posted in
cyberspace qualifies for the junk bin. Not this
one. I normally don't even comment on them
when I receive them unless they move me in a
special kind of way. This is one of those. I'm
.not sure who the original author was, but it's
one of the most heart-stopping items I've seen .
posted in cyberspace in a long time. It goes
'like this.
The boy you punched in the hall today. He
committed suicide a few minutes ago. That girl
you called a slut in class today. She's a virgin.
The boy you called lame. He has to work
every night to support his family. That girl you
pushed down the other day. She's already
being abused at home. That girl you called fat.
She's starving herself. The old man you made
fun of because of the ugly scars. He fought for
his country. The boy you made fun of for cry-
ing. His mother is dying.
You think you know them. Guess what?
You don't.
Re-post this if you are against bullying.
It's pretty hard to duplicate the impact
these few simple declarative sentences have.
But I will add a postscript: If they don't make
you uncomfortable in some deep, visceral way,
perhaps you should examine your conscience.
If thesewords don't make you feel just a lit-
tle bit guilty, perhaps you're a measure short
of compassion and honesty. If they don't make
you blush even just a little, ask yourself just
how warm your blood really is.


not just for kids
Oh, no, some will say. I've tion, powerlessness, pain and fear. And as bad
never bullied anyone. No? as those are, it may be that the bully's payback
Well, think again, my friend, is even worse. The fangs of a guilty conscience
We're all guilty of committing bite deep and sometimes never let go. Let me
that crime against humanity tell you about one.
somewhere along our life's His name was William. We attended high '
journey. Being a bully isn't school together. William was poor. He was
just for kids, folks. Bullying also mildly retarded. He carried an old guitar
isn't just punching a smaller, around with him, even to school. The guitar
weaker child on the play- was missing a string or two but that didn't
CUP OF ground, or laughing at the bother him. He was B.B. King, the king of the
JOE kid who comes to school with blues. All you had to do if you wanted a quick
... dirty, ill-fitting clothes each laugh was say, "Hey, William, play some B.B.
day or taunting the kid with King for us." And he'd strum his out of tune
Joe Palmer the speech impediment guitar furiously, lean forward at the waist and
Being a bully isn't so easily squeezed into any growl, "B.B. Kinggggg!"
particular shaped box. It's not a one size fits all The laughter and applause that followed
ill. It is a master of disguise, a shape shifter weren't accolades for William's musical
extraordinaire. prowess. It was a way to make fun of a kid who
And we're all guilty of it. Every single one wasn't as fortunate as others. And as much as
of us. 0' it pains me to admit it, I'm guilty of it, too. Oh,
Taking a parking spot from an elderly man I didn't think of it as bullying back then but
or an elderly woman is a form of bullying., that's what it was.
Screaming at and intimidating a female driver Not too long after high school, William
when you're a 250-pound man is a form of bul- hanged himself from a pecan tree in his back-
lying. Willfully cutting your spouse or children yard. I didn't find'out about it till it was old
with the sharp knife of brooding, ugly silence news. Now,-I have the aftermath to deal with. I
is bullying behavior., never got to know William. Like others, I just
Those are just a few examples of'bullying teased him because he was an easy target.
that perhaps a lot of people don't regard as There's no tougher penance than a guilty con-
such or maybe they wouldn't do it if they science. The only comfort I take is in knowing
stopped to think about it. that I have one of those.
But for the bullied and the bully, there's a Share this if you're against bullying.
price to be paid. For the bullied, it's humilia- Treysurf@comcast.net


VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


Raise the Colors
Our local Marine Corps League,
Everett P. Pope detachment 1017, is
spearheading a project and needs help
from the community.
A 100-foot flagpole stands promi-
nently at the intersection of 14th Street
and Sadler Road. However, the empty
flagpole certainly does not reflect the
heart and patriotic spirit so prominent
within our community. It is the goal of
the Marine Corps League to raise
funds to refurbish the flagpole, install
24-hour display lighting and once again
fly the flag of the United States of
America.
The project goal is $10,000 to cover
the cost of inspection, repairs, main-
tenance as well as purchase of two 20-
foot by 30-foot flags to allow for rota-
tion.
The project was first brought to the
Marine Corps League by MaryAnn
Huffmrn, a lifelong resident of
Fernandina Beach. MaryAnn stated,
'Theidea occurred to me as I was wait-
ing at the intersection of 14th Street
and Sadler Road for the light to change.
Th light waste, very long, but it was
lon enough r me to adfice that"
so thing waLmissing '- "
MaryAnn's husband, Cordell, is a
retired Marine and an active member
of the Marine Corps League, so she
knew "our'community would come
together to support the effort and the
League would be the perfect champion
for the project." MaryAnn was correct.
When the idea was presented to
the Marine Corps league, the mem-
bers eagerly voted to adopt the project.
Several members reminisced about
the years that a flag flew on the pole
and some even commented on how
the flag had been visible from atop the
Shave Bridge when driving onto the
island.
League member and 28-year veter-
an Marine, Tim Hergenroether noted,
"Our great flag not only represents
our great nation, but also represents all
the men and women who have given of
their service to our country and espe-
cially for those who gave the ultimate
sacrifice of their lives in defense of that


very great nation." Tim'further stat-
ed, "Some things need to be held in
reverence and done properly and this
is just one of those things."
The Marine Corps League- could
not agree with Tim more and intends
to maintain the flag with the dignity
and respect all flags deserve.
Although the Raise the Colors proj-
ect is just getting off the ground, the
amount of community support recei-
ved so far has been extremely Encour-
aging. A Facebook page, "Raise The
Colors-Fernandina Beach, Florida,"
has been established for anyone wish-
ing to follow the progress of the proj-
ect The Marifle Corps League is
accepting donations for the flag fund at
both the Fernandina Beach and Yulee
locations of First Coast Community
Bank. Contributions may also be
mailed directly to the League at PO.
Box 15668, Fernandina Beach, FL
32034.
Paul Kicker
Fernandina Beach

SupporttheNHS
I have had the hopor of working
S'wit l the NaRt Hun eiysince
' moved to Fernandina Beach in 2009.
Even if you are not an animal lover or
a pet owner, you owe it to yourself to
attend an NHS event to experience the
tremendous good that NHS brings to
our community. The time and energy
donated by so many volunteers to care
for the city's homeless pets is inspiring
whether you're a dog person, a cat per-
son or even just a people person.
With that in mind, I wish to com-
mend the city commissioners who
voted in favor of the NHS animal shel-
ter project. They made the right deci-
sion. Waste and boondoggling have
become hallmarks of government in all
its shapes and sizes, but public-private
partnerships such as those who fund
its operations. It does so every day,
often with little fanfare. I believe city
residents will soon learn, as I have,
that they can expect great things from
NHS in return for their investment
Joshua Martin
Fetnandina Beach


Short-term rentals
During the past few months there
have been numerous views expressed
on short-term rentals. However, the
only short-term rental in question at
this time is Forest Ridge Village, which
was designated in 1982 as a Planned
.Unit Development (PUD).
As one person on the zoning com-
mission noted, Forest Ridge Village
just "slipped through the cracks" in
that it was a PUD but had not spelled
out certain restrictions about rentals.
Did any of the owners in the 104-unit,
complex ask to be brought into short-
term rentals in 2000 when short-term
rentals were reviewed? No, because
they had been told and understood


that short-term rentals were accept-
able in Forest Ridge Village since it
was a PUD. The owners had also been
paying rental fees and taxes during
these years so evidently the city
assumed short-term rentals were
acceptable as well As far as setting a
bad precedent, this particular unit is
the last PUD on the island and there-
fore this issue will become null and
void after this decision.
What will change if it is approved?
Probably nothing since owners had
been renting for the past 30 years and
were just notified six months ago that
the rentals were illegal. The only dif-
ference now will be that it will be
spelled out legally in the PUD descrip-
tion, something that was previously


JEFF PARKER/FLORIDA TODAY

omitted. Will it affect the residential.
area surrounding itf I would think not
since the neighborhood was built after
Forest Ridge Village was established
and that they understood that they
were building between not one but two
visible PUDS, Forest Ridge and Amelia
Landings.
I have owned property in Fernan-
dina for the past 40 years and have
enjoyed the friendships I have made
with the local people. I sincerely appre-
ciate the hard work and visionary indi-
viduals who have made this community
what it is today. I, too, love Fernandina
and anticipate the day that I can call it
my permanent home as well.
LJ. Mason
Fitzgerald, Ga.


VIEWPOINT/JOHN JOSEPH CASCONE/FERNANDINA BEACH


Pave paradise and pul

The "we are government so do as we say" His issue is safety, he says. There were at
attitude that was pervasive under the Czymborn least two boats that rushed in while the barges
Bach team that has led Fernan.dina to its cur- were being moved and they endangered many
rent predicament is still firmly entrenched and people, according to Mr. Semanisin, with no
operating as if no elections occurred in information that they were utilizing the boat
November and December of last year. The idea ramp or effort to identify the operators. Of
of an anti-resident bias in local government course, there is no supporting documentation
seems to be the norm and, instead of taking a nor were any complaints made to law enforce-
step back and contemplating the voice of the ment or the U.S. Coast Guard. The justification
residents who voted, they are full steam ahead being that the USCG would do nothing about
with an attitude that is not usually indicative of an issue such as boater safety or life-threaten-
public servants. ing situations on the water.
First, the dredging project currently under Further, the issue of safety at the boat ramp
way at the city owned but privately operated is as much a shadow claim as any ever made
marina is the third I can remember since my during or since the Czymbor-Bach era began. I
residency in our fair city. It is the first under began communicating with (City Attorney
the guidance or oversight of Glenn Semanisin, Tammi) Bach and, by virtue of her position,
the city engineer, and the only one with a corn- other city employees two years ago about the
plete shutdown of the boat ramp while the proj- problems occurring at the reformulated boat
ect is ongoing. Like Mr. Czymbor's ghost com- ramp and its access areas. It took months to
plaints of the Felix Jones fiasco, Mr. Semanisin get anything addressed, and then the greatest
has joined tle bandwagon of stories without safety issue of all is still ignored.
substance or proof to support them. Anyone who has been backing a boat in or
pulling a boat out of the ramp has probably
experienced a pedestrian, usually a tourist,
HOW TO WRITE IIS walking along the boardwalk/sidewalk looking
at the birds or sunset or vessels negotiating the
Maximum length is 500 words. Letters must Intracoastal Waterway and stepping into the
include writer's name (printed and signature), boat ramp area without ever seeing the boat,
address and telephone number for verification., trailers coming their way. A simple yellow
Writers are normally limited to one letter in a 30- stripe or sign along the area would serve as a
day period. No political endorsements or poems will demarcation of an area from relative safe status
be published. Letters should be typed or printed, to one of possible peril would go miles in help-
Not all letters are published. Send letters to: Letters ing all involved. Two years later there has been
to the Editor, P.O. Box 766, Fernandina Beach, FL., neither a sign nor any communication back to
32035. Email- mparnell@fbnewsleader. com. me of their intentions regarding a real safety
visit us on-line atfbnewsleadercom issue.
Also, Mr. Semanisin only, prevents boats
The views expressed by the columnists and letter needing the ramp from using the south end of
writerson thispageare theirown and do notneces- the marina. Any boats in slips owned by some-
sarily reflect the views ofthe newspaper. its owners one with a slip are allowed usage of the ramp.
or employees. Semanisin is the same person who brought us


L up petanque courts

the turned-off streetlights without any rhyme utilize it need to be aware that there is a move
or reason as to why they were chosen other afoot to create some manner of pavilion in the
than one out of three needed to be cut Didn't area of the boat ramp. You know the same area
matter to him what crime patterns were, where Czymbor took away dozens of parking
whether a registered sex offender lived in the spots so we could put in the weed filled field
area, pedestrian usage without sidewalks or and some kind of French lawn bowling along
the age, health or special needs of local resi- the river. The one boat ramp the city provides
dents. Dammit, he's the city engineer, do what has extremely limited parking that is virtually
he says. without enforcement for any violators and
Neither he 'nor our $7,000 a month interim soon, with our tax dollars, we'll have yet anoth-
city manager had a clue that the "Drum er reason to restrict access to the water,
Tournament" was about to start until Charlie We have to be the only waterfront commu-
Taylor of Atlantic Seafood mentioned it, Only nity in Florida that is ignoring its greatest
then did Semanisin and the interim city manag- assets residents and natural resources for
er decide 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. would see the boat the benefit of hoped-for visitors. It is time city
ramp opened. That and every Sunday and any government became one of, for and by the resi-
Saturday the dredgers weren't working. Only dents and not for the interlopers such as
those rules aren't etched in stone and the ramp Czymbor, Semanisin et al who have seen our
has remained closed overnight and has often shrimping village as a personal gold mine.
been closed before 7 a.m. in spite of their stat- They came for the money and want more!
ed rules. They want power to restrict our activities
Why does this matter? One, I use the boat without allowing us any input on what we, as
ramp as do a multitude of other citizens. Two, citizens, want and have had for decades. They
it is our only city boat ramp. Three, there is no want our tax dollars to go for things that bone-
difference whether a boat leaves a slip or the fit them and their friends and not the common
ramp if it has to negotiate around the same good. Don't believe it? Look at the lighting
barges. Four, they won't stop the boats in the downtown: $44,000 for lights that do nothing
slips because the private operator is making either aesthetically or for the safety of those
money from those boats and the ramp is free to walking our streets! Talk to city vin1lph,>.,,
all of us since it was paid for by government who tried to get the job done in house at a con-
grants associated with our Florida fishing and siderable savings. It wasn't what the Czymbor-
hunting fees. Bach leadership wanted.
The dredges don't always operate in an area They all came here when money was on the
that would impede boat traffic. There are a table for them probably more than they have
number of docks that they operate inside of ever been given before, given not earned and
while attaining a certain depth that don't impe- now tell us of their dreams lor a place they
de ingress and egress. There are a number of never knew existed. The okl adagv of "if it ain't
docks that are north of the area utilized by the broke, don't fix it" applies to government as
ramp generated boat traffic. But Semanisin in well. Our residents are what make this conmmu-
all his expertise and lack of local knowledge nity. Our resources are what attract people
knows best, so we better do as he says! here. I guess we'll tear down paradise to put up
And while on the water front, people who pavilions and p6tanque courts!











COMMUNITY


FRIDAY, MARCH 16,2012/NEWS-LEADER


Mother Maple ce
S ometimes people could be unltt-
etred in worldly knowledge and
still impact Ihe world for Jesus, '. '
then the Holy Spirit will make
those people bold to do things that will '"
cause others to marvel when they spend
time with Him. ^ '
People are not impressed with what
we know. They want to know what we
can do with what we know, especially
when it will positively affect their lives. NOWAND
To God be the glory as we celebrate THEN


another happy birthday. Mother Maple
R. Pratt was honored with a surprise
birthday celebration Feb. 25 at the
Martin Luther King dining hall. She cel-
ebrated her 90th birthday.
This special celebration was spon-
sored by her sister in law, Mrs. Careta
Rose Russell, anti her niece, Kathryn
Russell from Jacksonville. Annette
Perry, Patricia Alberta and Kimberly


Maybelle
Kirkland

pared the dinner
cake. It was an u
with white icing
lady wearing gla


lebrates 90 years
Ross from Fernandina purple suit sitting on top of it. It was
assisted with the cele- awesome.
bration. Mother Pratt said she has had a num-
The color scheme ber of surprise parties, but this was the
was purple and white: first time she was really surprised.
purple table covers, Thanks to Annette and Harold Perry,
purple and white cen- also Rose Russell, Kathryn Russell,
terpieces and much Kimberly Ross and all the guests for
more, all very beauti- making her 90th birthday a success.
ful. Most of all she thanks God for allowing
Russell wrote a her to celebrate His goodness to her.
poem, and read it to Birthday wishes to Edna Gates,
Mrs. Pratt. Mother Ernest Roberts, Terrance Johnson, Leila
Pratt's nephew, Tariq, Jones, Turcine Pearson, Bettye
did an outstanding Lampkins, Malcolm Brown, Cynthia
praise dance which' MiNeil, Betty Wiliams, Zoria Moxie,
was enjoyed by all. James Hooper, Robert Hardy, Derrick
Rose Russell pre- James, Ashton Harris, Terrell Dallas,
r and Kathryn made the Patricia Jones, Earline Jones, Tanisha
unusual cake, red velvet Albertie, Tammy Melton, Ruby Dawson,
and a little gray-haired Sylvia Green, Diane Casapina and
sses with a two-toned Marquiez Cribb.


Peppermint Players bring history to life


It's a bird, it's a plane no,
it's George Washington!
George Washington? The
, Peppermint Players of
Amelia Community Theatre
have begun their 2012 tour of
schools and senior centers
with a patriotic presentation
called Early American Super
Heroes.
The adult troupe of actors
explains that U.S. history was
pretty heroic as they tell sto-
ries about George
Washington, Betsy Ross, Ben
Franklin, Thomas Jefferson
and Paul Revere. The show is
written by Mary Hurt, for-
mer artistic director at ACT.
"Early American Super
Heroes" is suitable for older
preschoolers and elementary
school age children and will.
be enjoyed by adults too.
Free shows for the public will
be offered in ACT's Studio
Theatre on April 3 and 4,
with performances at 10 a.m.
and 11 a.m. each day, at 209
Cedar St. The show is 30
minutes long and there is no
charge.
This year's troupe
includes Arva Butler,
Maryanne Contratti, Margie
Finnegan, Roberta Healey,
Jim Laughrey, Judy, .
Laughrey, Linda McClane,


SUBMITTED
Amelia Community Theatre's Pepperminl Players are, front row from left, Bea
Osbon, Roberta Healey, Maryanne Contratti. Back row from left are Judy Laughrey,
Billy Powell and Jim Laughrey


Lisa Meeks, Fran Morris,
Bea Osbon, Dee Plugge, Billy
Powell and Kay Stephens.
ACT's Peppermint Players
began taking live theater.,
Nassau County public


schools in 1981 as a public
service and soon after
expanded their schedule to
include preschools such as
llgeadstart, assisted.living,.
facilities and organizations


like ARC and Council on
Aging.
For more information or
to schedule a show, call the ,
, theater at261-6749,01ot; emal ,
actheatre@att.net.


All aboard for 2012 Railroad Days March 23-24


The 2012 Railroad Days will be held
March 23 and 24 in and around the 1881
Callahan Train Depot, 45383 Dixie Ave.,
Callahan, and 1856 Florida Railroad bed.
Friday's festivities begin at 1 p.m. with
the grand opening of the Depot Annex and
a brief ceremony honoring Juliette Gordon
Low and the 100th anniversary of the Girl
Scouts.
There will be antique engine and live
steamer exhibits, caboose tours. a kids'
play area and entertainment from the front
platform, and food and craft vendors.
Other highlights include wood carver
Thomas Bland (sponsored by Brandies),
an IBEW Local Union 177 solar panel
exhibit and handcrafted quilts by textile


artist Billie McCray.
Hours are 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 10
a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday.
The 7th annual Railroad Days Festival
Parade takes place Saturday at 11 a.m.
Cochrane's Collision Center will host a
classic car show after and train layouts and
the Nassau County Record photo contest
entries will be on display inside the Depot
Annex. A photo exhibit of the 100th
anniversary of the Hilliard School house
and a preview of the upcoming 150-page
book about Daniel Callahan will be on dis-
play as well. ,
Contact John Hendricks at (904) 879-
3406, visit www.wnhsfl.org or like the West
Nassau Historical.Society on Facebook.


Nominations sought for volunteer awards


The Nassau County Volunteer
Center and the city of Fernandina
Beach have announced that the deadline
for nominations for the Elsie Harper
Volunteer of the Year Awards has been
extended until Thursday, March 22.
These awards will be presented at
the 27th Annual Volunteer Awards
Luncheon, to be held on Thursday, April


19 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center from noon to 1:30 p.m.
This annual event, held during
National Volunteer Week, features the
Elsie Harper Awards, given by the city
of Fernandina Beach in four categories
- volunteering with youth, volunteer-
ing with seniors, social services volun-
teer, and community enrichment volun-


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Nomination forms for the City Elsie
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Nassau County Volunteer Center, 1303
Jasmine St., Suite 104A, at the City
Clerk's Office, 204 Ash St., or online at
www.fbfl.org and www.volunteernas-
sau.org. For information, call the center
at 261-2771.


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Miss Metts, Mr. Swartz


Metis-Swartz
Sommer Nicholle Metts
and Carl Eugene Swartz III,
both of Yulee, will be married
at 4 p.m. April,21, 2012,in
Yulee with Holle Poulsen offi-
ciating. The reception will fol-
lowthe ceremony.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Janie Metts of
Yulee and the late David
Metts.
The bridegroom-elect is
the son of Gene Swartz of
Yulee and Mark and Susan
Luce of Harrisville, Pa.


WEDDING ANNIVERSARY


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John and Penny Landre-
gan of Amelia Island celebrat-
ed 50 years of marriage. They
were married March 9, 1962,
in Jacksonville.
The Landregans have two
sons, Scott (Cathy)
Landregan of Kansas City,
Mo., and Mark Landregan of
San Francisco,'Calif.


BIRTHS


,* William and Kimberly
Deaton of Amelia Island
announce the birth of a son,
William Reid Deaton, born at
8:20 a.m. Feb. 20, 2012, at
Baptist Medical Center-
Nassau. The baby weighed 7
pounds 10 ounces and meas-
ured 21 inches in length.
lie joins a sister, Ariana N.
Deaton, 3.
Paternal grandparents are
Mark and Terry Deaton of
Amelia Island and David and
Cheryl Jacob of Westerly, R.I.
Maternal grandmother is
Janie Metts of Yulee.
Great-grandparents are Jo
Deaton of Hilton Head, S.C.,
Rick and Connie McManus of
Ponte Vedra, Charles and
Marilyn McKissick of Char-
lotte, N.C., Diana Mertz and
Jesse Freedbgr~Vff
Amelia Island.


Jim and Alissa Guest of
Fernandina Beach announce
the birth of a son, Beau Liam
Guest, born at 2:50 p.m. Feb.
10, 2012, at St. Vincents
Medical Center in Jackson-
ville. The baby weighed 8
pounds 1 ounce and meas-
ured 19 7/8 inches in length.
The baby joins a sister,
Addison, 5, and a brother,
Tripp, 3.
The paternal grandparents
are Don and Donna Rushlow
of Jacksonville and Jim and
Claudia Guest of Fernandina
Beach. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Cynthia Wallace of
Seattle, Wash., and Jerry and
Lynn Mareth of Jacksonville.
Great-grandparents are
Ida Mareth of Victoria, Texas,
Charles and Janice Wallace of
Seattle, Wash., and Myron
Rushlow of Jacksonville.


ART WORKS


Talisman exhibit
Talismans of the Far East,
featuring 24 religious talis-
mans from the collection of
Professor James Kemp, who
teaches Asian Humanities at
the college, is on exhibit at
the Betty P. Cook Nassau
Center through March 30.
The collection, obtained
from Taoist, Buddhist, and
Shinto temples in Taiwan,
Korea, Japan and Southeast
Asia, includes both wood
block prints and a few stone
rubbings and painted talis-
mans on cloth or paper.
Talismans are believed to pro-
tect the owner from a host of
ills. The Nassau Center is
located at 76346 William
Burgess Boulevard, Yulee.
Call 548-4432.,
Island At events
March workshops and
events at the Island Art
Association Education Center,
18 N. Second St., include:
General meeting March
20, 7 p.m. in the IAA
Education Center with guest
speaker and artist Jose
Garcia. Enjoy a lively evening
exploring thp imaginative
work of Garcia. Public invited
free.
Free children's art class-
es. Call the gallery for times
and o reserve a space for
ages 6-9 years and middle
school are for ages 10-14
years. Spaces are limited. IAA
membership not required.
The First Coast
Community Bank Satellite
Gallery is featuring the works
of Sharon I laffey, Susan
Sellner, Eliza I olliday and'
Ray Pigg.
Basic Drawing Class,
March 20, 21, 28 and 29. A
repeat of the first class in
January, Lisa Inglis instructor,
contact her at 557-1131 or
(,mail scolttlisainglis(i@bell-
south.inet.
Victorian Florida on
Amelia Island, a plein air
workshop, March 19-23. Tony
van I lassell instructor, coln-
tact 1-800-2,18-6(,449 or e-mail
queslions0h) MoyvawIhasselt.
coum.
Nature lriniing
Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon March
24, Diane I Halmburg instruc-
tor, contact her at 261-9229 or
e-mail d(liachamlbu'rg(com-
casl .net.


For a complete schedule
or to rent the Education
Center visit www.islandart
.org or call 261-7020.
After school alt
After school primary art at
Amelia Island Montessori
School is Thursdays from 3-4
p.m. Cost is $100 plus a $20
supply fee and includes eight
classes designed for the pre-K
age to explore many areas of
visual arts such as painting,
sculpture, drawing, collage,
printmaking and more. Ages
4-6. Bringap snack. To register
or for information contact
Andrea Lasserre at 556-3804.
Photographydcass
Michael Spicer and Roger
Moore, photographers who
live on Amelia Island, will
hold a weekly class from 9:30
a.m. until noon for four weeks
beginning March 23. A basic
understanding of the camera
is the only prerequisite.
Deadline to register is today.
Classes will be held at the
Island Art Association, 18 N.
Second St., and will cover the
technical and aesthetic quali-
ties of how to make a better,
photograph through class-
room instruction, shooting
assignments, a field trip and a
private one-hour shooting ses-
sion with either Spicer or
Moore. For information con-
tact Spicer at michael-
spicer@bellsouth.net or 491-
8658.
Oil porrait cass
"Painting Living Portraits
in Oil" with instructor
Roberta Carter Clark will be
held at the Island Art
Association 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 published two
books and been featured in
American Artist magazine and
many other publications. She
is listed in "Who's Who in
American Art."
Participants will work with
live, clothed models to create
figure paintings with great
color and strong design.
There is a modeling fee. For
information or to register call
Barbara Fuller, 277-1553, or
email dickfuller@mind-
spring.com.


WEDDING ENGAGEMENT


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RELIGION


Benefits, cell phones and being plugged in


"Shoot," I said, frustrated with
myself. "I left my phone." If I hadn't
been running late, it wouldn't have
bothered me so much. The
wrestling match over going back or
continuing to try to make my
appointment was so intense; I literal-
ly had to pull off the road.
Amazingly, the thought of spend- "
ing a day without my cell phone put
my punctual personality in a head-
lock and pinned it to the mat. In the
end, my need for my phone won the
contest and sent me home in an irri-
tated, submission. As a consolation,
once I got my phone, I was able to
call the office and let them know I
was running late.
OK, I know I've written about cell
phone stuff before but the spiritual
analogies just keep coming. Is it any
wonder? With phones that text, play


music, search the
web, check e-mails,
take pictures,
record your voice,
t.. act as flashlights,
show weather
maps, guide you to
restaurants and a
thousand other
neat applications,
PULPIT more and more our
NOTES lives seem tied to a
wireless signal that
has a cord much
Pastor shorter than the
Rob Goyette long springy ones
that used to hang
from most of our homes.
Don'tget me wrong, I love my
cell phone. In so many ways it's hard
to imagine life without it That said.,
forgetting it at home, orjusl as bad,


forgetting to plug it in at night,
makes all its wonderful benefits
worthless.
Now I'm not sure what the exact
number is, but I'd be willing to
guess that about 80-90 percent of the
people reading this article have cell
phones. Of that group, all of them
have something else in common; at
night, they plug them in.
The reason's obvious. Without
a daily recharge, all the benefits
available on our phones mean noth-
ing.
I find thesame thing true of our
relationship with God. Yes, sure,
Jesus paid for us to have unlimited
access to all of heaven's benefits, but
if we don't daily carve out time to be
recharged through prayer and the
reading of the Scriptures, none of
those benefits work the way God


intended them to. I'm sure you
would agree, for us to complain
about such an interruption in serv-
ice is a bit ridiculous, especially
when He's paid the bill in full. Yet, it
happens all the time.
Unfortunately, for years, it was
me doing a lot of the complaining.
When God finally broke through, all
that changed. The simple version is
this: God has provided all that we
need, but it's our responsibility to
stay charged up and properly con-
nected. Again, to me, that's a daily
thing. Just like anyone who uses
their cell phone much has to charge
it daily, the same thing's true of us.
By design, the spiritual battery life
of a human being is good for one
day. Anything beyond that and
you're in danger of being caught
without service. It's for this reason


that Jesus taught His disciples to
pray, "Give us this day our daily
bread." And again, the apostle Paul,
in reference to the Bereans, com-
mends them because they searched
the Scriptures daily. (Matthew 6:11,
Acts 17:10-11) Now whether you
agree or not is up to you, but for me,
the issue is settled. The benefits of
the kingdom of heaven, though paid
for in full by Jesus' shed blood, do
come with certain responsibilities.
As someone who's experienced the
pain of being disconnected, plugging
in daily has become my greatest
delight.
"Blessed be the Lord, who daily
loads us with benefits,-even the God
of our salvation. Selah." (Psa.68:19)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
rgoy@(livingwatersoutreach.org


RELIGION NOTES


Annlversaryworship
Prince Chapel A.M.E.,
Church, 95189 Hendricks
Road, Nassauville, will obser-
ve its 123rd anniversary year
of worship at 3:30 p.m. on
March 18. Everyone is invited
to come and join in the wor-
ship. Charles Albert, steward
and the Rev. Pauline Tucker,
pastor.
Power of One
"The Power of One Explo-
sion (Revival)!" at Solid Rock
Church of God by Faith,
86138 Palm Tree Drive,
Yulee, will be held at 7 p.m.
nightly from March 18-23
with healing, special prayers,
restoration, special testimo-
nies and deliverance. Speaker
will be Dr. Harry J. Johnson,
* pastor of Solid Rock COGBF.
Tuesdayworship
The Salvation Army Hope
House invites the community,
to join them each Tuesday at
noon for the Weekly Worship
Service. Call 321-0435 or stop
by the Hope House, located at
410 S. Ninth St.
Freedinner
SipitAhill Baptist Chwich
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need.in the
area on Thursday, March 22'
from 5-6:30 p.m. a 941017 Old
Nassauville Road.
Meals are served on the
fourth Thursday of each
month. The church also deliv-
ers meals to those who can-
not come. 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.

Debt retirement
event
Blackrock Baptist
Church's Sounds of Celebra-


Sunday School .............................. 9:30 am
Sunday Worship................10:45 amn
Wednesday AWANA................... 6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
Pastor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nasaouville Road County Rd 107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034
261-4741
www.springhaillbaptistfb.org


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


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tion Debt Retirement Concert
will be held March 24 starting
at 5 p.m., featuring BRBC's
Worship Choir, The Chuck
Haynie Gang, The Thomas
Family, Michael W. Sapp,
BRBC's Puppet Ministry and
others. Intermission will
include Farrell Crew's
Famous Rib Dinners for $10 a
plate (there will be a limited
amount of dinners available -
to reserve a dinner please
contact the church office at
261-6220) or free cake and
coffee for everyone. A love
offering will be taken. All pro-
ceeds will be applied to the
debt retirement fund. The
church is at 96362 Blackrock
Road, Yulee. Call 261-6220 or
visit www.blackrockbaptist.
.com.
Mes Day
The Men of Trinity United
Methodist Church, 715 Ash
St., Fernandina Beach, will
host their annual Men's Day
Celebration on March 25 at
11 a.m. Guest speaker will be
the Rev. Derry Mainor of
Kingsland, Ga. Hear the word
of God from men of God
through sbng and praise.
Celtic service
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church offers a Celtic
Service the fourth Sunday of
each month. This music
filled, candlelit, peaceful, con-
templative service filled with
the opportunity for medita-
tion is open to the entire com-
munity. Dress is casual. The
next service will be held -
March 25 at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation call 261-4293.
Youthwalk-a-thon
All youth groups are invit-
ed to join the youth ministry
of Solid Rock Church of God
by Faith, 86138 Palm Tree
Drive, Yulee, for its first
"Leave Our Footprint in the
Sand" Walk-A-Thon on March
31. Registration (free) begins


"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Church
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Conil- of Buccaneer Th & OAing Road, Feniai dina Whu
For More Informalion Call: 261-9527


< AMELIA
t PLANTATION
CHAPEL
Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffA IA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
ww)w.amelltachfpel.com
fAcitlwvm/coarnalellplantliantn.flJapl


at 8:30 a.m., warm-ups at 9
a.m, and the walk at 9:30 a.m.
The walk will start at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center, through Fort Clinch
State Park and back. Water,
healthy snacks and a bag
lunch will be provided.
Contact Pam Albertie for reg-
istration packages and more
information at 583-8466.
Latin dinner
Taste Latin American tra-
ditional food as La Tierra
Prometida (The Promise
Land), 416 Alachua St., hosts
a dinner featuring an array of
Hispanic dishes from Mexico,
El Salvador, Honduras, Purto
Rico and Uruguay on March
31 starting at 5 p.m. Admis-
sion is free though donations
for the building fund of the
Spanish ministry are happily
accepted. Call 349-2595.
Pancake breakfast
Blackrock Baptist Church
will sponsor a pancake break-
fast from 8-10 a.m. March 31
at Applebee's on Sadler Road.
Enjoy pancakes, eggs, bacon/
sausage, juice, and coffee or
tea for $8 per person. Proce-
eds go to the church's build-
ing fund.Tickets available at
the door or in advance at the
church, 96362 Blackrock
Road, Yulee. Call 261-6220.
Passover Seder
The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island/Nassau County
will hold the Passover Seder
on April 6 at 6 p.m. at the
Ocean Club at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation. Cost
is $31.50 per person. The
menu will feature matzoball
soup, choice of chicken or
fish with potatoes and vegeta-
bles, and lemon sorbet with'
berries for dessert. For more
information and to make
reservations/and entree selec-
tions, email Debbie Price at
deb203@aol.com or call her at
310-6060.


Rev. Jose 1(anlukalam

Saturday Vigil Mass- 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses8am 9:30m am- 1230 pm
Daily Mass- 8:30am Mon., Wod., Thurs & Fri,
6 pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vrg[I 6:00 pro; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessrons: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Perish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566




Living Waters
woi Cid-outreach
Contemporary Worship
SAT ...6:00 pm
SUN ..9:30 am
WED ..7:00 pm
Youth, Nursery
& Children' Ministries
Rd A Chr.Ue Dor00t0
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On AIA I mile west of Amella Island
www.LivingWatersOutreach.org
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Lenten cantata
This year the Amelia Plantation Chapel
Choir and Orchestra, under the direction of
Don Edwards, will present "Covenant of
Grace" by Joseph M. Martin. Each move-
ment of this cantata is intended to celebrate
the promises and covenants of God. Through
the use of narration and music, the story of
redemption is told. Join the chapel at 10 a.m.
on Sunday, March 25 for this moving musical
reminder of the powerful love of the Savior.
Allare welcome. Amelia Plantation Chapel is
located at 36 Bowman Rd. Call 277-4414, visit
www.ameliachapel.com or
facebook.com/Amelia. Plantation.Chapel.
Passion Narrative'
Join Amelia Plantation Chapel on Palm
Sunday, April 1, as the Chapel Choir presents
the Passion Narrative. This beautiful story
will be told at both the 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. *
services. Visitors are always welcome. The
chapel is located at 36 Bowman Road, Amelia
Island. Call 277-4414, visit www.ameli-
achapel.com or
facebook.com/Amelia.Plantation.Chapel.
Handels Messiah
The community is invited to a presenta-
tion of the Holy Week portion of Handel's
oratorio Messiah on Good Friday, April 6, at
7 p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church.
A 50-voice community chorus will be
accompanied by a string quartet of
Jacksonville Symphony members led by
Carol Whitman, all under the direction of


Crafts show
The 9th Annual Arts &
Crafts Show & Sale will be
held April 14 from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. at Maxwell Hall, located
behind the Memorial United
Methodist Church Sanctuary,
601 Centre St. The event is a
showcase for local artisans
and crafters including artists,
photographers, fabric artists,
jewelry designers and other
mixed media artists. Home
baked goods and lunch will
be available. Sponsored by
the Memorial United
Methodist Women, proceeds
support the missions of


CELEBRATION
BAPTIST CHURCH
/Innovative Sty/l, Contanporaty Music,
Casual Altnosphare
Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
85520 MIner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30amn
Nursery Provided
KidKradlble Ohildren Ministries
Meeting 0 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wad. @ 6:30pm
Connecting with Chlst... ,
Ccnocung wth Peoplq.



l VYULEE UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH

Please join us for
SUNDAY SERVICES:
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM

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


FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to he in the
Heart of All People
Sttnday New Member Ts as 9 a.n.
Sunday Sch,,l 9:00m l.l,
alIolitg liirsihip 1:O u.m. M iAO y .Sunday
Ieidn,idaNy on-ilIay prayer
Vdne,dray Mid-week Service 7-9 iami.Ministrs:
RBus .6 I an, Coupes. Singei, 5uthl


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
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.
These 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. Amelia
Baptist Church is located at 961167
Buccaneer Trail at the intersection of
Buccaneer Trail, A1A and South Fletcher
Avenue (at the roundabout).
Easter Sunday
Celebrate the resurrection of the Lord
with Amelia Plantation Chapel on Easter
Sunday, April 8. There will be three services,
the first on the bach in front of the Ocean
Club, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, fol-
lowed by two services in the chapel at 9:15
and 11:15 a.m. Join the celebration at the
Amelia Plantation Chapel. Visitors are
always welcome. The chapel is located at 36
Bowman Road, Amelia Island. Call 277-4414,
visit www.ameliachapel.com or
facebook.com/Anielia.Plantation.Chapel.


UMW, including many in
Nassau County. Admission is
free. Call Gail at 491-3713.
YBC Food Pantry
Yulee Baptist Church
Food Pantry, 85971 Harts
Road in Yulee, is open to
everyone to assist with food
needs. Hours are Tuesday
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and
Wednesday and Thursday
from 2-4 p.m. For more infor-
mation call 225-5128.
Donations needed
Harbor Shores Ministries
is a nonprofit organization
that reaches out to needy

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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Mooting 6.30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
Seamlcewww.Yuleebaltistchurch.com
866971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225*0809


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"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School .............. 9;4SA.M.
Worship Service............ 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training ......... .6:00OOP.M.
Evening Worship, ............ 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper ., 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7;:OOP.M.
736 Banenleview Road ({aoss frot- Sadri rRd)
904-261-461S (church office)
EVERYONE WELCOME
Nursery provided
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First Baptist
Church
Fernandina Beach
SUNDAY WORSHIP
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
904-261-3617
FBFirst.com


BLACKROCK BAPTIST
CHURCH
96362 Blackrock Rd., VYulee
261-6220
Sunday Morning Worship Sorvico -10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Sorvice 6"00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5*00 7'00 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
Nursery Provided
www.blackrockbapllsl.cont


families in the local communi-
ty. It accepts tax-deductible
donations to help local needs.
Call 225-0963 to schedule
your items to be picked up.
Donations are tax-deductible.
Celebrate recovery
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S.
Eighth St, sponsors."Cele-
brate Recovery" every Friday
aIt 6:30 p.m. This Christ-cen-
tered 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!
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantlc
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
8: 15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11 00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday
904-261-4293
www.stpetersparish.org


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FRIDAY, MARCH 16.2012
NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


Pirates rally to beat host Hornets 8-4

BETH JONES
News-Leader
The Pirates got on the .
board first in the first inning
Tuesday in Yulee, but the
host Hornets answered with a
four-run showing of their own "
in the bottom to take a 4-1
lead.
Yulee was up 4-2 with two
outs in the fourth when the
Pirates managed six .
unearned runs on a pair of .
hits and three errors.
Senior hurler Ryne Casey
picked up his fourth win of
the season, going five innings
before giving way to Thomas
Guinn, who worked two
scoreless innings.
Jake Foley drove in a pair .. .
of Pirate runs with two hits.4
Jeremy Taylor had two RBIs
with a single
"We didn't have much .
offense outside of these time- i.q.
ly hits," said Ken Roland,
head baseball coach at .. .
Fernandina Beach High ...-.-..
School. "Yulee kept pitching K. 0
mixed pitches well and kept
our hitters off balance.
"We had to overcome a
three-run deficit after the first
inning. Yulee had a four-run -
first with aggressive baserun-
ning and squeeze bunts.
"Played solid defense after
first inning and pitching set-7
tled'down to hold Yulee to the
four runs."
"The waywe have been..
losing games has been frus-
trating, especially since our .
starting pitching has kept us .. .
in every game this year with a
team ERA under 3.00," said
Will Minor, head baseball .
coach at Yulee High School.
"We just have to do a better
job of making plays in the
field and executing on
offense.
"We are working on play-
ing the game the right way.
Swill continue to coach tht ; rtiss ~ni'a v ..
team up and hopefully we will ,-',
see improvement in all areas ...at EI,.: .NEW5.LIAE.
the second half of the sea- .The Pirates visited the Hornets Tuesday.
son." ; Top row, from left: Pirate hurler Ryne
Chris Murdock pitched 3 Casey picked up his fourth win of the
2/3 innings and gave up no season; Hornet Chris Murdock slides
earned runs for Yulee. safely into second base, manned by
"We had seven hits on the .. Pirate Scan Phelps. This row: Murdock
night to Fernandina's four,. on the mound for Yulee; teammate Zach
but just could not make the ". ... Camp darts to third: FBHS's Thomas
plays in the field'when we Guinn slides into third.
needed to," Minor said.
Yulee (3-9) will travel to
Suwannee tonight for a 7 p.m.
game. The Hornets take on
Ridgeview at the Baseball
Grounds at Jacksonville .. ...
Tuesday at 4 p.m. The Pirates
,play Tuesday at 7 p.m. against
Baker County, also at the
Baseball Grounds.
The Pirates (8-3) play
Auburn, Ala., at 7 p.m. (cen-
tral time) tonight. They take
on Opelika, Ala., at 11a.m.
(central) Saturday.
The Pirates host the 28th
annual Diamond Classic April .,
5-7 during spring break. Vt.
Teams include Fleming Is-
land, Hilliard, Baker County,
Harmony (Orlando) and ( .
Mamaroneck (New York). : I'
Yulee hosts the third Bur-
bank Sport Nets/Ron Ander-
son Spring Break Tourna-
ment April 2-4. Gainesville,
University Christian, Colum-
bia, Fort White, Eagle's View .
and Lake Highlands Prep are
playing. Randy Clark leads off second for Yulee, left. Teammate Will Woods at the plate, center. Pirate catcher James Martin at bat, right.


Hardee wins RRCA writer of the year


BILL PENNINGTON
For the News-Leader
For the second time in three years,
Amelia Island runner and Fernandina
Beach resident Ed Hardee has been rec-
ognized for journalism excellence by the
Road Runners Club of America.
Hardee, a frequent contributor to the
Fernandina Beach News-Leader and a
former editor at the Miami Herald, was
recently named 2011 Club Writer of the
Year by the national association of run-
ning clubs.
The editor of the Amelia Island
Runners e-newsletter Runner's Hi will be
formally awarded Saturday at the RRCA's
annual convention in Memphis.
AIR's newsletter, which Hardee has
edited since its second year of existence
in 2005, was named RRCA Outstanding
Small Club Newsletter for 2009.
"I'm both humbled and pleasantly sur-
prised," Hardee said.
To be considered, the RRCA requires
three stories to be submitted for commit-
tee review. Hardee's included a heart-
grabbing tribute to his "running buddy,"
Humane Society rescue dog Sara; a


heart-stopping story on a runner's brush
with death from cardiac arrest; and a
heartfelt recognition of the-10th anniver-
sary.of the island's Turtle Trot race.
"I'm not an exceptional writer, not at
all," Hirdee said. 'The subjects were the
important thing. These were stories that
needed to be told. I'm just fortunate that
I could tell them."
Hardee said he hoped the essay on
his "running buddy" would encourage
people to adopt rescue dogs.
"I believe clogs and runners are kin-
dred spirits. Dogs just love to run,"-he
said. "But there are literally millions of
wonderful) dogs, and cats, in animal shel-
ters around the country each year. And
many of them are euthanized just
because they're homeless and there
aren't enough people to adopt them.
"I hope Sara's story will inspire run-
ners to visit their local shelter or
Humane Society and adopt a rescue dog.
You can visit their websites first, or go to
Petfinder.com and type in your zip code.
"There's no better motivation for a
runner than having a companion who
runs with you for the pure and simple joy
of it."


The story has been published on the
RRCA's website and is scheduled appear
in the April issue of Running Journal.
Hardee said he was especially gratified
that Running Journal will suggest read-
ers make a contribution in Sara's name
to the Nassau Humane Society, where
Hardee is a volunteer.
All three of his award-winning sub-
missions can be found on the Amelia
Island Runners website (www.ameliais-
landrunners.com).
With the RRCA citing runners, clubs,
races and volunteers in its annual
awards, IHardee is delighted that journal-
ism holds a spot as well.
"I think it's great," he said. "There's a
lot of running journalism being done
around the country by running clubs big
and small, newsletters and websites and
writing ... it motivates runners and con-
nects them to their running club. It's
what we do.'1
And, it's what Ilardee did best in
2011.
AIR member Bill Pennington was
named the RRCA's 2008 Club Writer of
the Year for his articles in Runner's Hi.


GOLF

Play a round for Council

on Aging Memorial Day
Score one for the Council Prizes for top 10 men's
on Aging through the teams and top three
Charity Golf Tournament women's teams. Prizes
May 28, Memorial Day. The include rounds of golf and
event will be held on the restaurant gift certificates,
Ocean Course at Omni Hotel raffle ticket drawings for
and Resort on Amelia Island new drivers, woods, putters,
Plantation. golf bags and other exciting
Entry fee for a four-per- items like fly-away lunches,
son team is $500; individual fishing charters and more.
entry $125. Mulligans are Must be present to win.
available, three tickets for Hole sponsorships are
$10. Putting contest tickets $100. A custom sign will be
are $5. placed on the tees and
Registration is from 8-9::30 greens. To sponsor a hole,
a.m. Fee includes green fees, contact Jeff McDowell at
carts, range balls, cart bag- 261-0701, ext. 117, orijmc-
gie, lunch and awards. dowell@coanassau.com.
Shotgun start is at 10 a.m. To register online go to
Box lunches will be deliv- www.coanassau.com.
ered on the course at noon. This event will raise funds
Beverage carts (cash only) for CONs five outreach pro-
will be on the course as well. grams and running our its
The awards ceremony is senior centers in Nassau
from 3-4 p.m. County.








FRIDAY, MARCH 16.2012 SPORTS News-Leader


COUNTY CHAMPS


LUBMITTiF,
With back-to-back undefeated seasons, the Callahan Middle School Lady Ramblers, also for the second year in a row, won the county softball
championship Saturday at Yulee High School, beating Yulee Middle School 10-0 in the championship game. The Lady Ramblers ousted
Fernandina Beach from the tourney 15-0 to advance to the championship game. The Lady Ramblers scored 135 runs and gave up just four.
The team is coached by Shannon Jensen, Tracee Whitty and Rob Kinley.



SPORTS SHORTS


Yindoorsocoer
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 partici-
pant will receive a T-shirt and a tro-
phy. For details call 261-1080 or email
tchristenson@firstcoastymca.org.

Lacrossecamp
The McArthur Family YMCA will
hold a lacrosse camp for ages 8-14
Tuesday and Fridays at 5 p.m. from
April 10 through May 10. Register
through March 29. Participants will be
doing soft lacrosse drills, going over
rules and scrimmaging. All equipment
will be available. The fee is $30 for
members and $60 for non-members.
Call 261-1080 or email tchristen-
son@firstcoastymca. org.

3on-3hoops tourney
The second annual Faith Christian
Academy 3-on-3 Basketball
Tournament will be held March 31
and April 1 at the McArthur Family
YMCA on Amelia Island. It is open to
the community.- March 31 will be a full
day of competition starting at 9 am.
Sunday's action begins at 1:30 p.m.
There are several divisions; entry
fees are $50 per team for boys divI-
'sions ages 12-arid-under, 15-and-


under and 18-and-under. The entry
fee for adult teams 35-and-under and
over-35 is $125 per team.
Teams are playing for medals,
awards, love of the game and an
'opportunity to help FCA in the growth
and development of students in our
community. An anonymous donor has
agreed to put $600 in awards to be
split between the winners of the 35-
and-under and the 35-and-over divi-
sions.
Proceeds from this event go to the
Gatekeepers of Destiny Foundation to
provide tuition assistance for qualify-
ing children in Nassau County and
Southeast Georgia to attend Faith
Christian Academy, a school with stu-
dents from 30 local churches.
Partnering with the sponsor
Gatekeepers of Destiny are Chibk-fil-
A, Burger King, Wells of Health
Massage Therapy and OPS Pizza.
Look for p flyer in your next to go bag
at Burger King and Chick-Fil-A.
For information or to register, visit
www. fcaangels.com or call 321-2137.

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

Elm SreetWttle League -
Elm Street Little League is holding
registration 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 sib-
ling). T-ball (ages 4-8) registration is
now open through May. Cost is $25
for T-ball.
For information, contact Elm Street
Little League President Wayne
Peterson at 753-1663.

BoulesClub
Amelia Island Boules Club holds
petanque pickup games Saturdays at
9:30 a.m., Wednesdays 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 informa-
tion, call 491-1190.

Organized bike rides
There are organized bicycle rides
in Fernandina Beach and.around
Amelia Island Thursdays starting at 9
a.m. and Saturdays starting at 8:30'
a.m., weather permitting. All rides
start from Main Beach. Park near the
miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are wel-
come. The ride will be around 30
miles with rest stops along the way
and loops back to the starting point at
around 10 miles before continuing on
the remaining 20 miles-of the route.
Lunch after the ride is optional
Bicycle helmets are mandatory as


well as a bicycle in good working con-
dition. These rides are led by Don
Eipert in conjunction with the North
Florida Bicycle Club. Contact him at
261-5160. Sign up for email notices at
www. ameliaislandcycling.com or
www.nfbc.us.

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

Share ticketson sale
The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion
Jacksonville Sharks' single-game tick-
ets for the 2012 season are available
for purchase. This year, single-game
tickets are available for as low as $12
per ticket, with various price points
corresponding to different locations
throughout the arena (see
jaxsharks.com for seating map).
Single-game tickets may be pur-
chased at the Jacksonville Veterans
Memorial Arena box office, through
Ticketmaster.com or at several
Jacksonville-area Ticketmaster out-
lets.
For more specific details regarding
single-game pricing and availability,
call the Sharks ticket office at (904)
621-0700 or visit www jaxsharks..
comrickets/singletickets


2012 SCHEDULES
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Varsity Baseball
March 17 PAXON 11/1:30
March 21 WEST NASSAU 6:00
March 24 GAINESVILLE 11/1:30
March 27 at Stanton 8:00
March 29 BISHOP KENNY 5:00
March 30 at Bolles 6:00
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
*Varsity Baseball
March 16 at Suwannee 7:00
March 20 Ridgeview (BB Grounds) 4:00
March 22 at West Nassau* 6:00
March 27 STANTON 6:00
April 2-4 Annual Spnng Break Ciassc
April 2 COLUMBIA 4:00
April 4 BISHOP SNYDER 1:00
GAINESVILLE 7:00
April 10 at Hilliard 6:00
April 12 ENGLEWOOD 6:00
April 16 at Ed White 6:00
April 17 at First Coast 5:30
April 19 at Paxon 6:00
April 24 District at West Nassau
April 25 District at West Nassau
April 26 iDistrict at West Nassau
District
Senior night
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Track and Field
March 22 County at West Nrassau 4:00
April 12 District3-2Aat Raines 2:00
April19 Region 1-2Aat Bdles 1:00
April 28 State 2A at UNF 10am
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Varsity Baseball
March 18 at Auburn, Ala. 7:00
March 17 at Opelika, Ala. 11am
March 20 Baker County (BB Grounds)7:00
March 22 at Columbia 6:00
March 27 CAMDEN COUNTY 7:00
March 29 at West Nassau* 6:00
March 30 at Bishop Kenny 6:00
April 5-7 DIAMOND CLASSIC
April11 BOLLES 7:00
April 13 at Suwannee 6:00.
April 17 ATLANTIC COAST 7:00
April19 at Fleming Island 4:00
April 24 District 4-4A at West Nassau
April 26 District 4-4A at West Nassau
District
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Tennis
March 20 at Yulee 3:30
March 27 HILLIARD 3:30
April g District 3-2A at Bolles 8am
,April 3 District3-2Aat Bdles 8am
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Varsity Baseball
March 19 at Camden County 5:00
March 22 at Episcopal 6:00
March 27 at Bishop Snyder 5:00
March 31 BAKER COUNTY 11am
April 9 at Fleming Island 4:00
April 10 FLEMING ISLAND 5:00
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Softball
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 Staenton 5:00
April 12 at Ed MWite 6:00
April 13 UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN 7:00
April 17 District 4-4A at Yulee
April 18 District 4-4A at Yulee
April 19 District 4-4A at Yulee
*District
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Weightlifting
March 21 District qualifier at UC 3:00
March 28 at Eagles View 4:00
April 2 District at WstNassau 1:00
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SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Those "junk" cars parked at the volunteer fire station on Miner Road they were for a
vehicle extrication training session March 5-7. Firefighters used the cars to perfect
their skills at getting victims out of a vehicle in an accident.


Extrication


Nassau County Fire Rescue
hosted a vehicle extrication
training session March 5-7, 2012
to provide hands-on training for
rescue personnel on how to
safely and i. '- i' 1,ly accomplish
a motor vehicle rescue.
Routine training is essential
to rescue personnel because'
technology is continuously
changing.
Innovative vehicle con-
struction consisting of new
materials and placement of air
bags in additional locations pro-
vides for new challenges to
emergency responders, accord-
ing to a press released issued by
the county.
As vehicle designs continue
to advance, potential hazards to
emergency responders and
accident v'iclim. grow. The
newest challenge is the increase


trail


of hybrid vehicles on the road.
Hybrids can have as much as
300 volts of power and, should
emergency personnel cut a
wrong cable, the result could
,be severe burns and death by
electrocution. By providing up-
to-date training, rescue person-
nel can feel confident that they
can extract accident victims
without putting themselves or
the victim in danger.
The extrication training took
place over a three-day period to
provide each shift with the
opportunity to participate. The
course consisted of a classroom
session in the morning and
hands-on training at the Miner
Road Fire Station (formerly
occupied by the Miner Road
Volunteer Station) in the after-
noon.
The course was organized


ling.
by Stevenson Collision Center,
which arranged for an instruc-
tor from Scene of the Accident
to provide training and coordi-
nated with a vehicle recycling
company to obtain various types
of vehicles so emergency per-
sonnel could practice their
skills, all at no cost to the coun-
ty.
Stevenson Collision Center
also donated breakfast and
lunch for Fire Rescue personnel
on all three days and has
offered to raise money to buy
five state of the art eight-foot
Milwaukee Metal Cutting Saws
in order to provide rescue vehi-
cles with state of the art tech-
nology for rescuing crash vic-
tims.
For more information, con-
tact Nassau County Fire Chief
Matt Graves at 491-7525.


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FRIDAY, MARCH 16.2012
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


Chamber Music Festival announces 2012 lineup


The Amnelia Island Chamber
Music Festival, one of the
largest music events in the
Southeast, has announced
that its 11th season will run from
May 13 through June 8. The
Southeast Tourism Society has
selected the festival as one its Top
20 events for May 2012.
The 2012 festival will feature
more than 40 internationally
acclaimed artists performing in 16
concerts in small, intimate venues
around Amelia Island including 19th
century churches and the historic
courthouse.
The galaxy of international stars
and outstanding emerging talent will
include cellist Lynn Harrell, violinist
Anne Akiko Meyers, pianists Orli
Shaham and Natasha Peremski, the
Four Nations chamber ensemble,
the Linden String Quartet, and vio-
linist David Coucheron and his sis-
ter, pianist Julie Coucheron.
On the lighter side, the festival
will offer three of its popular Beer &
G Strings performances, including


an old-fashioned hoedown with fid-
dler and composer April Verch and
her band, as well as a French
cabaret and series of free com-
munity concerts. As part of its con-
tinuing education outreach, the festi-
val will host the Beth Newdome
Resident Festival Artists, composed
of graduates from Philadelphia's
internationally famous Curtis
Institute.
Highlights of the 2012 Amelia
Island Chamber Music Festival
include:
May 17: Anne Aldko Meyers
Anne Akiko Meyers is celebrated
as one of the world's premiere con-
cert violinists. She has performed as
featured soloist with the Boston
Symphony, London's Philharmonia
Orchestra, Los Angeles
Philharmonic, Moscow
Philharmonic, New York
Philharmonic, Philadelphia
Orchestra and the Royal
Concertgebouw Orchestra, to name
a few. She performs on the 'Ex-
Napoleon/Molitor' Stradivarius vio-


Pianist Natasha Peremski will perform at the Amelia Island'
Chamber Music Festival, set for May 13-June 8.


lin, dated from 1697. In this concert,
she will perform with pianist Wendy
Chen and L:ll II Andres Diaz.


May 23 & 26: Lynn Harrell
The presence of cellist Lynn
Harrell is felt throughout the musi-


Ticket information
The complete Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival schedule
can be viewed at www.aicmf.com
Tickets, from $20 to $50, are avail-
able oiline or by calling the box
office at 261-1779.
Discounts include 10 percent
off when purchasing tickets for
three to five performances, and 20
percent off for six or more con-
certs. Season tickets are available
at a 20 percent discount. Student
"Rush" tickets are $10 (cash only)
30 minutes before any concert, on
a first-come, first-served basis.

cal world. A consummate soli t,
chamber musician, recitalist, con-
ductor and teacher, his work
throughout the Americas, Europe
and Asia has placed him in the high-
est echelon of today's performing
artists. Harrell regularly collabo-
MUSIC Continued on 2B


'The Belle' is back in town
KATE HARRIS
For the News-Leader


By popular demand, Emily Dickinson is
back in Fernandina Beach.
Following a string of sold-out perform-
ances in Melbourne and ABET
Jacksonville as well a's further afield in
Wisconsin and Ireland, "The Belle of
Amherst," starring Sinda Nichols will be
appearing at FLT for six performances,
beginning today.
Nichols and director Ron Kurtz say
"The Belle of Amherst" by William Luce is
"definitely hitting a chord it's funny,
entertaining and also enriching," says
Kurtz, who has seen the play over 100
times-in the past two years and says he
"always gets.something different from it.
This play is a great example of how theater
can be a well from which people can draw
inspiration. Plus Emily is a great teller of
stories and a 8 it_.ll3 luLn g,-'ip .
. Set in the parlor ot the Dickinson home
in Amherst, Mass., the audience quickly
realizes they are part of the play. Emily


Dickinson interacts directly with her
"guests" in the audience and also with
numerous family members, friends, teach-
ers and loves. She relives the gr-i'atleI joys
and deepest despairs, all with humor,
insight and with her unique perspectives
on love, life and death.
Dickinson remains a subject of mystery
and controversy, recognized as one of the
world's great poets while cmiilinui.il call-
ing into question why she chose to live a
BELLE Continued on 2B


suBMnMiD
Actress Sinda Nichols as Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst," with director Ron
Kurtz.


Artist workshops offer everything from plein air to egg tempera


The Amelia Island Artists
Workshops has announced the line-
up for 2012 and the start of 2013.
Most sessions take place at Amelia
Hotel at the Beach. More classes will
be added as the season progresses.
For information and to register, visit
www.ameliaislandartistsworkshop.co
m, contact Mikolean Longacre, exec-
utive director, 415-3900, or Sandra
Baker-Hinton, president, 557-1195.
Payments can be made by calling
491-8040 between 10:30 a.m. and 5
p.m.
Susan Ogilvie Pastel Plein
.Air, $595, April 16-20, advanced


beginner to advanced
All of Susan's workshops stress
the fundamentals of compelling com-
position while encouraging a person-
al approach to the creation of power-
ful color relationships. Students will
work in the studio and on location
(weather permitting). Working in
natural light, they will develop sound
'value studies and small format color
studies and paintings, Susan will pro-
vide daily demos, individual guidance
and group critiques.
Dee Beard Dean Plein Air
Painting, $595, April 23-26, beginner
to advanced.


Founder of the Plein Air Painters
of the Southeast, an organization of
acclaimed plein air artists, Dee's
workshops are in great demand. She
has been painting all her life and is a
prolific artist recognized for her
expertise in many media. Her paint-
ings are filled with evocative light
and dramatic shadows.
Leah Lopez Still-life and
Plein Air, $595, May 7-11
Students will examine the similar-
ities between still life and landscape
and practice A direct approach to
achieving compelling results in both.
Working alla prima improves obser-


ovation and compositional planning
that's comprised of simplified
shapes, color and temperature strate-
gy, and effective use of value and
edges. Students will practice tech-
niques inside and then work outside
around the island. Visit
www,leahlopez.com.
Koo Schadler Egg
Tempera Painting, $650, materials
fee $60, May 9-13, beginner to
advanced
This workshop begins with a pho-
tography session to learn how to
ART Continued on 2B,


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TREASURES, PIG ROAST AND MORE
The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island., a non-
profit organization,will hold its grand opening on
March 17 with public tours
from Il a.m.-6 p.m. and a
pig roast with all t he
trimmings. At 2 p.m.
Kane Fisher will
dedicate a bust slat "
ue of famed treasu re
hunter Mel Fisher t
the museum as well as a
beautifully detailed model off the Atocha. the
treasure ship that the Fisher family searched for
over a 16-year period.
On July 20.1985 Kane Fisher. the captain of the
Dauntless, the ship that found the Atocha.,
radioed his dad. Mel Fisher. and told him to "put
away the charts, we have found the mainpile."
Since that day, the name Mel Fishe& has become
one of the most famous names in Florida and is
synonymous with adventure and treasure. The
public is invited to come by. meet Kane Fisher. his
crew and many of Amelia's divers and learn
more about the treasures believed to be just off-
shore Amelia Island.
The museum is located at 1335 S. Eighth St. For
information call Doug Pope at (904) 838-6619.


ORCHID DEMONSTRATION
Learn how to repot and/or divide your orchid
during a hands-on demonstration by Fred Keefer
of Orchids by Del-Rei at the Fernandina Farmers
Market on March 17 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Keefer will demonstrate, then-participants will do
the repotting themselves. Bring up to three
orchids. Fee is $1 per 4-6 inch plant to cover mate-
rials (larger plants may cost slightly more). .
Orchid supplies will also be available for pur-
chase. Get a raffle i ---.- -
ticket just for partici .
rating in the work-oth With a Cause program. Olive
shop or purchasing every Saturday from 9 a.m.
a plant. www.leandinafarmersmarket.com. For
Also at the mar-
ket will be the
informationAmelia Island Wine Festival
Montessori School
under the Booth With a Cause program.Olive
My Pickle.,Gabriela's Tamales.Plant City Fresh
Herbs and Clean Ridge Soaps.
The market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-
1 p.m. at Seven th and Centre streets. Call 491-4872
or visit www.fernandina farmersmarket.com. For
information on the Amelia Island Wine Festival
Oct. 13 at the downtown waterfront. visit
www.ameliawine.com.


BIG BAND BASH
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival will kick off its
2012 season with a benefit Big Band Celebration
Gala March 24 from -
6:30-10 p.m. at the
Omni Hotel and
Resort at Amelia
Island Plantation.
Featuring cocktails.
dinner and ballroom
dancing to the
Dynamic Les
DeMerle 17-Piece
Orchestra. with vocal-
ist Bonnie Eisele. The Big Band Bash will recreate
classic swing arrangements by Duke Ellington.
Count Basie. Benny Goodman. Artie Shaw. Lionel
Hampton and more. Several surprise guests will
appear as well.
Tickets are $75 per person, with the proceeds
'benefiting the educational and entertainment
programs of the 2012 Amelia Island Jazz Festival.
Get tickets at www.ameliaislandjazzlfestival.com.
the UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road. or at the AIFBY
Chamber Of Commerce. Gateway to Amelia. AIA
and Amelia Parkway. Or call (904) 5044772 or
email in fo@ameliaislandjazzlestival.co ml. Visit
www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com.









FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012 LEISURE News-Leader


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SPECIAL EVENTS
The Arts and Culture
Nassau forum, Building A
Better Board, scheduled for
March 17 from 10 a.m.-noon
at the Amelia Island Mu-
seum of History, has been
postponed so members
may attend the memorial
service for community vol-
unteer Jan Davis. A new
date will be announced.
.* *
The American Legion,
Post #54 will host a St.
Patrick's Day Dinner at the
American Legion Post 626
S. Third St., from 5-7 p.m.
March 17. The public is wel-
come. Dinner includes corned
beef, red potatoes, cabbage,
carrots and a roll for an $8
donation. To-go dinners are
available. All proceeds go to
programs sponsored by the
American Legion #54.

Join fellow car enthusi-
asts for coffed'and conver-
sation March 17 from 9-11
a.m. at Starbucks, 1460
Sadler Road. For information
contact Harvey at 583-8649.

The Sons of Confederate
Veterans will meet March 19
at 7 p.m. at the Pig BBQ
Restaurant in Callahan.
Tommy Clayton Jr. will give a
talk on the Southern Iron
Foundaries. The public is
invited to attend.

Petanque America will
come to the courts at .
Osprey Village on Amelia
Island to give lessons on
the game on March 20 at 10
a.m. For information call Mary
White at 432-1185.

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. March 20 at
the Fernandina Beach
Police Department
Community Room, 1525
Lime St. Marie Santry will
present 'The 1940 Census: A'
Snapshot of the Greatest
Generation." To be released.
by the National Archives to
the public on April 2, the 1940
census contains more com-
prehensive questions than
those earlier and is expected
tpo) a treasurtjrove;prfor,
,, ga palogists, 'g Qds,t,, ,
search images until indexes
become available will be dis-
cussed. The public is wel-
come.

The Amelia Island
Chapter, National Society
Daughters of the American
Revolution, will meet at the
Golf Club of Amelia March
21 at 10:30 a.m. Historian
Charlie Philips will present a
program describing local Civil
War events to commemorate
the 150th anniversary of the
landing of Union troops on
Amelia Island in March, 1862.
All members and prospective
members are welcome.
Luncheon is $17, check
payable to AIDAR at the door.
RSVP to Amy Schnell by
today at 556-3486 or email
amyjschnell @comcast.net.


The American Cancer
Society Cattle Barons' Ball
will be held March 23 from
6:30-10:30 p.m. at Amelia
Island Plantation with a silent
and live auction, dinner and
dancing to the Bo Cats and
food by Chef Brian Grimley of
Lulu's at the Thompson
House, Chef Scotty Schwartz
of 29 South Eats and Chef
Adam Sears pf Merge Rest-
aurant. Attire is country west-
ern.
Proceeds will support the
American Cancer Society's
programs for Nassau County.
Tickets are $75. Tables can
be reserved. Contact Sarah
Welsh at 391-3642,

The fourth annual
Nassau County Animal
Expo hosted by Cats
Angels, Inc. SPCA will be
held on March 24 from 10
a.m.-3 p.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Animal rescue groups, local
veterinarians and retailers will!
attend. There will be a Kids
Comer, bake sale and silent
auction. Admission is free but
receive a door prize ticket for
every five pounds 'of dry cat or
dog food you donate. All
spayed/neutered and well-
behaved pets on leashes are
welcome. Visit www.nas-
sauanimal.com for details.

A rib cook-off will be
held March 24 at Central
Park, Fernandina Beach
with more than 50 teams
competing. Music by area
blues and bluegrass artists
and draft beer and conces-
sions begin at 10 am., judg-
ing at noon, with plates sold
starting at 12:30 p.m. For
more information contact Jay
at 277-7350, ext. 2013 or
jrobertson @fbfl.org.
Performances sponsored by
Dog Star Tavern, The Palace
Saloon and P5 Productions.

RAIN Humane Society's
Mardi Paws, March 24 from
5-8 p.m. at the Chem Cell
facility, will include authentic
Louisiana food, DJ, cash bar
(beer and wine only) and an
opportunity to help raise funds
fof the less fortunate animals
of the community. A $20 ticket
includes dinner, iced lea/cof-
fee, dessert, dancing and hot
bar for pets. Tickets will be
sold at the door and in
advance at the Paws-Ability
Resale Store in the Harris
Teeter Shopping Center. For
information visit rainhumane-
spca.org.

A Yulee High School
reunion for the classes of
1939 to 1965 will be held
from 4 p.m. until on April 14
with a Frontier Days theme at
the home of Richard Wilson in
north Jacksonville. The meal
is $15 per person and will be
served at 5 p.m. Tickets are
available at Southeastern
Bank in Yulee or by mail from
Ruth Brewer, 96145 Black-
rock Road, Yulee, FL 32097.
For information call 261-5958.
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Courtyard Nights
The FloI da State College Courtyard
Nights Series presents 'Hash and the
Browns" trom 7 30-9 30 p m tonight in the
courtyard at th- Betty P Cook Nassau
Center 76346 William Burgess Blvd Yulee
sponsored by Ihe FSCJ Nassau Center,
Fernandina Beach I let s-L~e-3.er and
Nassau Countr, Rec',rJ
FSCJ's own Carolyn Woods, Outdoor
Education coordinator, wilderness medical
instructor and martial artist, is the drummer.
Kane Harrell plays lead guitar, Kathy Korpics
bass. and Sarah Sherer lead vocals Enjoy
an eclectic mix of hits by Johnny Cash, Elvis
Presley. Joan Jett and other rock and coun-
try icons The concert is tree but canned food
donations for the Barnabas Center are
encouraged The concern will be held in the
Lewis 'Red' Bean Technical Building in case
of rain Light refreshments will be served
Call 548-4432
Drum cirde
The Fernandina Bach Drum Circle meets
the first Monday of each monlh from 7-9 p m
at the DeeDee Bartel Nature Center and
North End Boat Ramp Instrumentation cen-
ters on drums and percussion but may
include other instruments such as flutes,
didgendoos and other non-percussion instru-
ments Follow North 14th Street to the end
Go past Bosque Bello Cemetery and Old
Town, over 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
TheCrystals
The Crystals, famous for "Da Doo Ron
Ron,' 'Chapel of Love" And Then he Kissed
Me," "One Fine Day' and more will perform
April 14 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m in St Marys.
Ga. Tickets are on sale at the St. Marys
Welcome Center. Once Upon a Bookseller,
On the Green Salon and St. Marys Seafood
In downtown St. Marys
Jazz jam
A jazz jam Is held at Pablos, 12 N
Second St., Fernandina Beach, from 7-10
p m the first Wednesday of each month
Musicians are invfled to sit in for one song or
the whole night Join the mailing list by email-
ing beechflyer@bellsouth.net.
Amelia RiverCruises
Amelia River Cruises' Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday
Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front
St., Femandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or
book online at www.ameliarivercruises com.
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St, The 3
Band tonight: and Karl W. Davis March 17:
The Looters March 23; and Dr. Dan and The
Looters March 24 Visit Dog Star on Face-
book Visit Reverbnation corn for a complete"
list of upcoming acts Call 277-8010
Florida House Inn
Florida House Inn, 22 S Third St., hosts
Hickory Wind in the Frisky Mermaid bar on
Thursday from 7 30-10 p m Call 491-3322
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle, 14 S Third St. live


The city of Fernandina
Beach's first "Senior" Prom
will be held from 5:30-9 p.m.
April 29 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Ages 55 and up are invited to
enjoy a night of music cour-
tesy of Instant Groove, danc-
ing, heavy hors d'oeuvres,
refreshments and a cash bar
(beer and wine). Tickets are
$25 and available at the rec
center.
Contact Jay at 277-7350,
ext 2013 or
jrobertson@fbfl.org.

THEATER

Amelia Community
Theatre presents a readers'
theater performance of
"The Caine Mutiny Court
Martial," staged at Its
Studio 209 Theatre, 209
Cedar St., today, March 17,
23 and 24 at 8 p.m., directed
by Charles Horton.
In Herman Wouk's adapta-
tion of his Pulitzer Prize-win-
ning courtroom novel, a young
lieutenant goes against Naval
tradition when he relieves his
captain and takes command
on the grounds that the cap-


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light and pose a model to
create visually strong photo-
graphs that look like beauti-
fully designed paintings. The
remainder of the week will be
spent developing a portrait in
egg tempera, with individual
instruction from Koo. She will
work on a painting of her own
as well, to show how she
develops and egg tempera
portrait. Visit
www.kooschadler.com.
Jane Angelhart -
Watercolor Portraits from
Photographs, $550, May 21-
25, beginnerto advanced
Jane Paul Angelhart has a
unique step-by-step method of
teaching how to paint with
clean rich color to create
beautiful portraits in walercol-
or. The class is limited in size.
Visit www.angelhart-por-
traits.com.
Michael Siegel Old


music Call 321-2324

The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South Fletcher
Ave karaoke on Sunday nights with Daddy
0" DJ Follow The Hammerhead on
Facebook at Hamrmeriheadbar Islandbbq
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove featuring Lawrence
Holmes Johnny Robinson, Scot Giddons
and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday
nighi at The Ritz-Carhton Amelia Island
Dress is casual For inlormation call Holmes
at 556-6772
O'Kanes
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St free trinvia each Monday at 7 30
p m wine tasting the third Tuesday at 6 30
p m with 10 wines for $10 along with
cheese and crackers and live entertainment,
dart tournament every Tuesday at 7 30 p m .
Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7 30-11 30 p.m., the
Turner London Band Thursday from 8-30
p m -midnight and Friday and Saturday from
8:30 pm -12 30 a m Call 261-1000 Visit
www okanes corn '
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon 117 Centre St
Monday nights reggae with Pill Pill and
Chillakaya One, Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project: Wednesdays Wes Cobb: Thursdays
Hupp & Rob in the Palace & DJ Buca in
Sheffield's Fridays and Saturdays regional
bands and DJ Anonymous at Sheffield's Call
Bill Childers at 491-3332 or email bill@thep-
alacesaloon com.
Picanite
Picante Grill Rotisserie and Bar 464073
SR 200 Suite 2. Yulee live music every first
and last Saturday of the month from 7-10
pm Call 310-9221. Visit www pcantenas-
sau.com
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bonoms 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
www SandyBottomsAmelia.com.
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 Pili 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 cornm Join
Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar 3199 South
Fletcher Ave.,. Larry & The Backtracks
tonight,, ato DJ poc with Irish karaoke and a
St Patrick s Day party from 6-10 p m March
17, Alex Allronti March 18. Slevie "Fingers"
March 19. Early McCall March 20. DJ Roc
March 21, Ernie & Debi Evans March 22;
Reggie Lee March 23 and Larry & The
Backtracks March 24 Entertainment is 5-9
p m. Monday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 1-5 p m Sunday
Call 261-5711


tain is psychopathic.
Tickets are $10 adults, $5
students. Call 261-6749, visit
www.ameliacommunitythe-
atre.org or purchase at the
door (open seating no
assigned seats).
* *
Carmike Amelia Island 7
Cinema, 1132 South 14th
St., will present an encore
of the live-streamed per-
formance of Le Corsaire
from the Bolshoi Ballet in
Russia on March 20 at 7
p.m. A live-streamed perform-
ance of Romeo & Juliet from
the Royal Ballet in London is
March 22 at 3:30 p.m., with an
encore April 10 at 7 p,m.
Performances include
English captions. Tickets are
$20-$25. Call Carmike at 261-
9867 or 261-8983.
* *
A "Wizard of Oz" theatri-
cal talent search for Toto
will be held March 24 from
noon to 2 p.m. in the
Fernandina Beach Middle
School auditorium.
Can your dog act? Does
he/she look like Toto? Can
he/she jump into a basket on
command? If so, come to the


Master Oil Painting, $375,
June 7-9, advanced beginner
to advanced
Students will learn to paint
the portrait using the
chiaroscuro approach of the
Dutch and Flemish masters.
Particular attention will be
paid to light and shadow, as
well as the use of value, color,
edges and brushstroke in cre-
ating a painting with a visual
concept.
Pat Weaver -
Watercolor, $550, Sept. 10-
14, beginner to advanced
lat is an international
watercolor instructor, (travel-
ing throughout the U.S., Italy,
France, Mexico, the
Bahamas, St. Thomas and the
Virgin Island teaching work-
shops.
She has a direct, sponta-
neous approach to painting
with watercolor.
Nicholas Simmons -
Watercolor & WaterMedia,


FBMS auditorium and show
off your dog's talent. Your dog
* must have a current shot
record, be a non-biter and be
kid-friendly. Two trainers/own-
ers must be present at all per-
formances. For information
call Judy Tipton at FBMS at
491-7938.
Performances of 'The
Wizard of Oz" will be held
May 10-13 and May 18-19.
Proceeds will benefit Commu-
nities in Schools of Nassau
County.


"Hello, Dolly" is at the
Alhambra Theatre and
Dining, starring Elrnmy
Award-winner Sally Struthers
as Dolly Levi, a brassy widow
with a knack for matchmaking.
She takes a trip to New York
to meet a millionaire, Mr. Van-
dergelder, 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. Vandergel-
der herself. The show runs
through April 8 at 12000
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville.
Call (904) 641-1212.


$450, Oct. 26-28, beginner to
advanced
Nicholas paints in water-
media on a scale that rivals oil
painting: The subject matter
is a dazzling mix of figures,
juxtaposed with printed letter-
ing, graffiti, Japanese block
prints, neon lights, reflections
and lavish colors of nature.
He was the only judge repre-
senting the Americas at the
Shanghai Zhujiajiao
International Watercolor
Biennial Exhibition in 2010.
DIaryl Urig Self
Portrait in 011, $350, Nov. 3-
6, open media all levels
I.arn how to paint using
the palette knife and other
tools to create a self-portrait.
Rembrandt, Van Gogh,
Caravaggio, Cezanne and
many other famous artists
needed a model and by con-
venience chose themselves to
model in the mirror. Be
inspired by what a self-por-


MUSIC NOTES


trait can be with instruction
from Daryl. Visit www.dary-
lurig.com and www.dary-
luiig.com/blog.
Soon Y. Warren -
Painting Water Reflections,
$375, Feb. 1-3, 2013, all levels
Soon returns to Amelia
Island to teach this course on
how to paint water, its reflec-
tions along with what it takes
to make an exciting painting
when working with this sub-
ject.
Mary Whyte Portrait
and Still life, $595, date to
be announced
Mary is a teacher and
author whose figurative
paintings have earned nation-
al recognition. A resident
of Johns Island, S.C., she
gains much of her inspiration
from the Gullah descen-
dants of coastal Carolina
slates. Her paintings have
been featured in numerous
publications.


MUSIC
Continuedfrom 1B
rates with such noted con-
ductors as James Levine, Sir
Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur,
Zubin Mehta, Andre Previn,
Leonard Slatkin, Yuri
Temirkanov, Michael Tilson
Thomas and David Zinman.
May 25: Robert Spano
During his 10 seasons as
music director of the Atlanta
Symphony Orchestra, Robert
Spano has elevated the
orchestra to new levels of
international prominence and
acclaim. In March 2011, he
was named Music Director-,
Designate of the Aspen Music
Festival and School, where he
will assume the title of Music
Director in 2012. Adistin-'
guished pianist, Spano will
accompany soprano Jessica
Rivera in this exciting per-
formance.
May 26 & 27: Four
Nations Ensemble
Founded in 1986, The Four
Nations Ensemble brings
together leading exponents of
period instruments to present
great music fi-om the Renaiss-
ance through the Viennese
classical masterpieces of
Haydn, Mozart and Beetho-
ven. The ensemble consists of
harpsichord or fortepiano, vio-
lin, flute and cello. Four
Nations has performed at The
Kennedy Center and Lincoln
Center and participated in
many music festivals around
the world.
May 31: Orli Shaham
Orli Shaham has estab-
lished an international reputa-
tion as one of today's most
gifted pianists. Hailed by crit-
ics'on four continents,
Shaham is in demand for her
prodigious skills and admired
for her interpretations of both
standard and modern reper-
toire. She has performed with
the Boston, Cleveland and
Philadelphia Orchestras, the
St. Louis and San Francisco
symphonies, the BBC Sym-
phony Orchestra, Filarmonica
della Scala and the Israel
Philharmonic Orchestra, to
name a few.
June 2: April Verch
Band
April Verch is an interna-
tionally renowned Canadian
fiddler, singer, songwriter and
stepdancer. She became the
first woman to win both of
Canada's most prestigious fid-
dle championships: the Grand
Masters and Canadian Open.
W r 1 Canadajhosted the 2010
Winter Olympics, she was
asked to represent her coun-
try's music at the opening cer-
emonies. This old-fashioned
hoedown is sure to please
music lovers of allages.



BELLE Continued from 1B
reclusive life. Nichols
believes that "given our fasci-
nation with and fi-ustrations
fi-om technology and the pace
of life, it is so interesting to
see that someone could have
a full and joyous life by
remaining in what seems to to
be such a small sphere yet
her mind literally reached the
ends of the universe. She may
have been happier than many
of us who can pretty much
talk to anyone in the world
instantly!"
The team behind this pro-
duction sees it as a way to not
only entertain and enrich
communities but as a vehicle
that supports organizations
promoting literacy. In honor
of Emily Dickinson's extraor-
dinary gift to the world of lit-
erature and poetry, they
donate a portion of the pro-
ceeds from each performance
to a local library, in this case,
the Nassau County Friends of
the Library. Nichols feels that
"a strong economic communi-
ty needs healthy theater, gal-
leries and libraries, and we
want to encourage those part-
nerships." It would be fair to
say Emily would agree.








FRIDAY, MARCH 16,2012/News-Leader


AROUND SCHOOL


SCHOLARSHIPS


Supervisorof
Elections
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
(FSASE). The scholarship will
be awarded to a full-time stu-
dent attending a Southern
Association of Colleges and
'Schools accredited Florida
university or college. March
19 is the deadline.
Applications and full
details are available from the
Nassau County Supervisor of
Elections Office at 96135
Nassau Place, Suite 3, Yulee,
or online at www.votenas-
sau.com. Cannon will review
all Nassau County applica-
tions and forward one finalist
to the FSASE Scholarship
Committee to represent
Nassau County. The commit-'
tee will select one winner
from Florida. Contact Cannon
at 491-7500 or visit
www.votenassau.com.

Amelia Island
NSDAR
The Amelia Island Chapter
National Society Daughters of
the American 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 educa-
tional expenses. Applications
are available through the
guidance office at each
school. Deadline is March 29.
The Amelia Island Chapter
will host an awards ceremony
and luncheon at their May.
meeting. Call the Scholarship
Chairman at 277-6775.
PiratesOub
The Femandina Pirates
Club's scholarship essay con-
test for all Nassau County
high school seniors offers two
awards for a student enter-
ing college and another for a
student entering military serv-
ice. Submit an essay by April
6 of at least 750 words on the
subject of pirates or pirating:
past, present or future, com-
plete with proper citations and
references. The college
award is a check for $1,500,
payable to the winner's cho-'
sen school for tuition and/or
books. The winning entry for
military service will receive a
check for $500 upon comple-
tion of basic training. Visit
www.FernandinaPirates.com.
Entries must be postmarked
by April 6 and mailed to
Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc.,
P.O. Box 1094, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035.
Scholarships
Applications fdr the
Nassau County Community
Development Corporation
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers and
Peck memorial scholarships
and the Rychard-Lottie-Annie
Cook-Scholarship are avail-'
able at Femandina Beach
High School.
The Cook Scholarship is
also available at Yulee
High School. Applications for
the NCCDC Scholarship in
Honor of Felix Jones 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.
Memorial award
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.
Applicants must be a resident
of Nassau County, planning
to attend a two- or four-year
college and complete an
essay on why they plan to
attend college, their goals
and why they should receive
the scholarship. Financial
need and academic scores
will be considered. Additional
Consideration will be given to
students interested in marine
biology and/or participation in


NSFA as members or volun-
teers.
Applications and informa-
tion are available at school
guidance offices and
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.


VOLUNTEERS ARE TOPS


SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Yulee Middle School recently honored its volunteers with a breakfast hosted by volunteer coordinator Paola
Hernandez. Rebecca Gilby was chosen as Volunteer of the Year for YMS. Gilby is the coach for the color guard
team, which is the only middle school team in Nassau County. She has worked tirelessly with the students to
create a top-notch squad with amazing routines.
Gina Dennis was selected as Volunteer of the Year for Nassau County schools. Dennis dedicates a great deal of.
her time to the Yulee Middle School band. Andy Shepard, the YMS band director, had this to say about Gilby
and Dennis: "The success of the Yulee Middle School department of music is attributed to the support of our'
parent volunteers." YMS offers its sincere gratitude to all the volunteer parents. They are a valuable part of the
YMS family. Principal Jeremy Boatright presents the women with plaques, above.


AIRPORTFIELD

TRIP

Sean McGill of McGill Aviation at
-the Fernandina Beach airport host-
ed a field trip for the Two Wings
Home School Group recently, top
right. Students had an opportunity
to sit inside the cockpit of the Civil
Air Patrol plane. McGill eagerly
taught the students all about avia-
tion, making a very good point that
most core subjects are needed for a
career in aviation. 1
The students also spoke at length
with Vietnam veterans David,
Truluck and Andy Curtain, below
right.
'Two Wings Home School Group
appreciates the time and effort
given by Mr. McGill, Mr. Truluck,
and Mr. Curtain," said Sharon
Randa, whose husband David
Randa is the commander of the
Civil Air Patrol.
Two Wings is a local nonprofit
home school support group serving
Nassau County. Email twowing-
shsg@comcast.net for information.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS


DA Y-LONG AUDITIONS


On Feb. 25, audi-
tions for the com-
munity production
of "The Wizard of
Oz" were held in
the newly renovat-
ed Fernandina
Beach Middle
School auditori-
um. More than
160 people partic-
ipated in the eight-
hour process, ,
including children
as young as 7
through adults. in
their late 50s. The
production team
of Judy Tipton,
Renee Thompson,
Jayme Taylor,
Susan Gossett,
Jim Tipton and
Tom Thompson
spent several gru-
eling hours pour-
ing over the audi-
tions to finalize
the cast of about
140. Performan-
ces of "The
Wizard of Oz" will
be May 10-13 and
a18-19. Details
will followAbove,
Judy Tipton audi-
tions girls.


From left at right, Josh
Taylor, Donny Spillane,
Conner. Spillane, Cooper
Thompson and Topher
McCranie perform a
song during the audi-
tions for "The Wizard of
Oz" community produc-
tion.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS


TOP ESSAYIST


The fifth grade countywide essay con-
test winner for the 2011-12 school year
is Hanna Bryant of Callahan
Intermediate School, above with her
father, mother and stepfather. 'The con-
test is sponsored by the Nassau County
Retired Educators Association annually,
and each essay is to be about a grand-
parent or grandparent figure in the
child's life. Hanna's essay was titled
"Spending Time with my Nana."
The panel of four judges, all retired
teachers, unanimously selected Hanna
as the winner. Hanna's prize was
awarded to her last month. The next
round of competition will be in March
and will include entries from several
Northeast Florida counties. The win-
ning essay at this level will be forward-
ed to the statewide competition in April.
SUBMITTED


CLASS NOTES


Data Busters
The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency,
Inc. (NFCAA) of Nassau
County, in partnership with the
Florida State College of
Jacksonville campus in Ybulee,
is accepting applications for a
six-week Data Busters sum-
mer youth computer camp for
ages 14-16.
The program runs June
18-July 27 and combines
computer'classes and job
training skills on campus at
FSCJ.
Transportation is provided
from the Fernandina Beach
office, 1303 Jasmine St., Suite
100. Call Lisa Mohn, family
and community services man-
ager, at 261-0801, ext. 203 for'
information or an application.
Youth msut meet low-income
and academic requirements.
Space is limited. Registration
ends April 13.
Y program tours
The YMCA after school
care and day camp program
invites families to stop by for a
classroom tour, interactive'
games and fun, light refresh-
ments. Don't miss the talent
show starting at 4:30 p.m.
Free Pryme Time, spring and
summer camp registration is
available during this time.
Everyone is invited. The
YMCA Kids' Campus at
Atlantic is located at 1205
Atlantic Ave. Use the North
13th Street entrance (far lot
on left). Call 415-0587.
Shrimp pageant
Contestant rehearsals for
the Miss Shrimp Festival 2012
Scholarship Pageant, spon-
sored by the Hampton Inn &
Suites, Amelia Island, "Historic
Harbor Front Hotel," will be
held weekly, beginning with
the organizational meeting
and rehearsal March 18 at 4
p.m. at the Bean School of
Dance, 25 N. Third St.
The winner will receive a
$1,000 scholarship during the
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival May 4. The pageant
is open to high school level
juniors and seniors residing in
Nassau County. Download
applications at
www.shrimpfestival.com.
Deadline is April 10.
For information call
Barbara Book at 583-1770 or
Sandy Price at 206-0756.
Leave your phone number if
the call is answered by voice
mail.
NACDACmeets
The Nassau Alcohol,
Crime and Drug Abatement
Coalition will meet March 20
at 4 p.m. in the community
room above Scott & Sons
Fine Jewelry, 9900 Amelia
Island Pkwy.
Joe Spillane, a
pharmacy/clinical toxicologist
who works in the emergency
department at Shands
Jacksonville, will speak about
the latest drug trends and
synthetic marijuana. Visit
www.nacdac.org or call
Susan Woodford at 261-5714,
ext. 2616.
SACmeeting
The School Advisory
Council of Femandina Beach
High School will meet March
22 in the main office confer-
ence room. For information
contact Spencer G. Lodree at
261-5713.
Gir Scouts tea
On March 25from
3-4:30 p.m. Nassau County
Girl Scouts will host an
Alumna Tea at the Atlantic
Recreation Center in
Fernandina Beach. If you are
an alunma of Girl Scouts
admission is free. Email pad-
dles5@yahoo.com or call
557-1268 to register.
Youth forum
The Let the Truth be told
Youth Forum/Luncheon will be
held 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March
31 at the Martin Luther King
Center, 1200 Elm St: The
Coalition for the
Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health
(CREED) encourages all stu-
dents in grades 9-12 to submit


an essay.
The forum is free and stu-
dents must be present to win.
Deadline for submissions is
March 21.
The topic is "Breaking the
Cycle of Teen Pregnancy."
Mail essays by March 21 to
CREED, c/o Jennett Wilson
Baker, 464126 SR 200, Yulee,
FL 32097. Or email them to
jennett_baker@ peoplepc.
com. For information email
Wilson-Baker or can her at
556-3363.
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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Financial-Home.Properr, 606 Phr., Eq,-ae'Sr S Ia-. 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 lncs[ment Propertj/ 58 Condos-Unfurnisned
101 Card of Thanks 205 Lve.n Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-C.iei-libles 620 Croal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West Nrassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
102 Lo-I & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Gardn/,'Lawn EquipmEnt 802 Mobile Homes 815 Kingsiand,5St. Harys 860 Homres-Unfurnmshed
103 In ren-mriarm 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Applan.nce 622 PlanLs/Seeds/Farilrzer 803 Mobile Home Lots 816 Camden Count). B61 Vacation Rentals
10.4 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & SuppI,es 610 AIr Conotic.rerc.r Heaters 623 Swap,.Trade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 PublIc Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home FJrnishings 624 Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
1.06 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Services 612 M-huscal Instruments 625 Free Items 806 Waterfront 851 P.oorrmae Wanted 864 CommercialRetail
10 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio- cereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condornimlmus 852 Mobile Homes 865 Warenouse
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201 Help Wanted i
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of apply to Bonito Grill & Sushi, 614
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Earn $$$ Helping M.DsI Process
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RESIDENCE INN Experienced
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HOUSEKEEPER Saturdays required.
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FLORIDA HOUSE INN Now hiring
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FREIGHT UP = More $. 2 mos CDL
Class A driving exp. (877)258-8782,
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ISLAND HAIR CO. Positions availa-
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Earn $750 per week. No experience
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is accepting applications for front desk,
.housekeeping, and maintenance.
Applications available at 19 South 2nd
St., Fernandina Beach.
PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST
The Fernandina Beach Housing
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Receptionist. The FBHA administers a
57 unit Public housing Program plus a
62 Section 7 Housing Choice Voucher
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This position is for twenty-four hours per
week (Tues., Wed., Thurs.) Excellent
communication and computer skills
required. must have experience In
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requires general office work as filing,
accounts payable, copy and fax usage.
Please submit a cover letter, your
resume and salary history to:
The Housing Authority
of the City of Fernandina Beach
1300 Hickory Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
To be considered, resumes must be
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that 4:00 pm, Monday, March 19, 2012.
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601 Garage Sales

ESTATE SALE TI,:.." ,.. ,ill,
reclining sofa, king SpringAIre
mattress frame, kitchen cart, set of 4
stack tables (hand carved), rocking
chairs, glass top coffee table, French
mah. table, barstool, wing back,
mirrors, side chairs, bookcase,
oriental items, lamp tables, stereo
cabinet, porcelain elephant, art work,
small kit. appliances, kit. Items,
decorative shelving, table lamps,
bath items, floor fans, floor lamps,
linens, pole lamp, outdoor swing,
patio chairs, entertainment center,
tube shelf units, ladders, foam, tool
boxes, some garden tools, airplane
kite, airplanes, records, cameras,
walker, bath Items, ladies leather
coat, ant. wall clock, books, Wallace
nutting, 1.B. Gagllano, Alumus
Stradivarlus violin Bassett dresser
mirror, Bassett vanity with chair,
Bassett lamp table, wooden folding
chairs, many decorative small items.
103 Cormorant, off Simmons in
Ocean Ridge. Thurs. 3/15, Fri. 3/16,
& Sat. 3/17, from 8am-3pm each
day. Follow red & white signs.
94072 SUMMER BREEZE DR. -
Northshore subd. Exercise equipment,
dining room table / 6 chairs / hutch,
clothing, 9-drawer dresser w/mirror,
lawn mower, books & more. Fri. 3/16,
8:30am-lpm & Sat. 3/17, 8am-lpm.
SATURDAY ONLY Yard sale, 7am-
3:30pm. Men, women, & girls clothes,
& misc. household items. Otter Run
Subd., 96010 Hickory PI.
GARAGE SALE Fri. 3/23 & Sat. 3/24,
8:30am-3pm. Democratlq office, 8th &
Date. Furniture, household, kitchen,
yard, knick-knacks.,
GARAGE SALE Sat. 3/17, 7:30am-
12:30pm. Household items, wall art,
lamps, dining room set, jewelry
armoire, mirror, fishlng/hunting/RV *
gear, entertainment system. 1570
Plantation Oaks Terr.
735 OCEAN AVE. Sat. 3/17, 8am-
12pm. Misc. household items, rolltop
desk, TV, barstools, KS headboard, QS
comforter set, & adult clothes.
-SAT. 3/17 Bam-lpm. Coffee table,
day bed, rattan shelves, Tonneau for
SportTrac, dishes, refrigerator. Too
much to mention. 426 N. Fletcher.
85912 HADDOCK RD. Thurs., Fri. &
Sat., 8am-? Bedroom furniture,
entertainment center, new sheets,,new
clothing, household & food items, &
much more. (904)504-7674
CLEANED ATTIC & GARAGE OUT -
Have lots of antique cookware &
kitchenware. Lots of antique furniture.
Some dishes, whatnots, fishing gear,
lots of books (children & adult). Fri.
3/16 & Sat. 3/17, 8am-5pm. AlA to
Blackrock Rd., 2 miles down on
Brighton PI. Look for signs.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 3/17, 8am-lpm.
96525 Chester Rd. Lots of $1 items,
boys stuff, furniture, & misc.
MOVING SALE Sat. 3/17, 9am-lpm.
Forest Ridge, Building B. Stove, table
w/4 chairs, sofa & love seat, fridge,
Lazy Boy recliner, misc, end tables.


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MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE / MOVING
SALE to include girl & baby boy
Infant clothing, swings, strollers,
bouncers, & toys for all ages,
household Items, furniture, 2005
Harley Davidson Softtall, 1997 Cadillac
STS. CASH ONLY. Sat. 3/17, 8am-3pm
at Fiddler's Walk off Barowell Rd.
Follow the signs.
GARAGE SALE Fri. 3/16 & Sat. 3/17,
8am. 2 Houses 96100 Nassau Lakes
Cir. (Nassau Lakes Estates, off
Nassauville Rd). Household, furniture,
books, clothes, dishes, lotsa stuff..

MOVING SALE LR, DR, BR sets &
other furniture & miscellaneous items.
Sat. 3/17, 9am-2pm. 2804 Ocean
Sound Dr., off Jasmine. (904)491-1356
BIG MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALES
- Fri. 3/16, 8am-5pm & Sat.. 3/17,
8am-2pm. Furniture, household items,
great clothes. Off Jasmine near
Fletcher, Beachwalk Development.
Follow signs.


CONDO CLEANOUT Whitewashed
wicker bedroom suite, $750. White
washed wicker TV unit, $125. Yellow
gold wood ent. hutch, $135. Cherry
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in gated community.
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802 Mobile Homes
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804 Amelia Island Homes
OPEN HOUSE
Sat. 3/17, 9am-3pm
New construction. For sale by owner.
319 S. 5th St., Femandina Beach.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Amelia Island
home in great location near Ritz &
Harris Teeter. 1900sf 3BR/2BA/2-car
gar. located on 1/4 acre. Fenced yard,
family room w/FP, sprinkler syst.,
termite bond. Priced to sell. Not a short
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(904)556-9372 1631 sq. ft. $1195. Nick Deonas
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RESIDENTIAL
LONG TERM
* For(t Ridge 2BR/JBA flat $800 + utdities
* 2820A Fnst Ave 2BR/1 SBA S900 a month + utilities
* 2500 A First Avenue 2BRJ2BA wth den or 3rd BR and I
car garage S 1.t100mo, + uliti
* 3423 S Fletcher Uptairs 2BR/IBA Furnshed oceanview
k soe uul.ies included $10001,onth Available May It.
* Forest Ridge 2BR/J 5BIA taonhouse, fumihed, cities
induded $125rnoiofumishing &.&tliues negodaNbe)
a n .ndl .tilit.es.
* Nature Waloux2BR 2BA. 2-.ar agB,S1200 a -oroh
+ udidAvlableApri
* Sp-n Bossom Lne 4,r 3 Ba In Aziea Pointe 51650 a
month * ailS.
BEACH COTTAGE-MONTHLY RENTAL
* 2BRSIBA fmlshd B101 S Fethor Ave. $1,650/mo.
Included most utilide,water, r,.rbage.cind inter-
net. Av.ilbioe in Apr
VACATION RENTAL
* AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2BR/ IBA Octan
view. 487 S Fletchr. Acrothe street from the baacKAII
util.-wi,(TV & ptoe.
* 3B 3BA townhorm in hSandpip Loop B$18Sowk plus
-o & c e-iig Fee
COMMERCIAL
* FivePointVilflat 1.200q tAJAASBth Stexposure- Grat
for'rmtl. service or office. S 200.mo -ales ta.
* Amnia Park 910 appr.- sqa. 3 offices, reception area.
kitain andbathroon, $1450rm + tiids.
* 1839 S. Bth St. adjacent to.Hadde House. I,800 s.at
$1700.nma lease + tax Sale also condend.
* BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Landcapng Co. or Nursry.
Office, greenhouse shade houses kith a forced irrigated
o.side apa.e for plnts. Eaxcelent ioaatio with high n.i-
* SR 2DOIAIA 4.800 5qFt ir conditined aeorse ad
office space combo, greatt visib lity SI..05 SqF sales tax.
Grit pnt $4729.40/ month
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1 41 Ctroo Dr 4690 sq ftincl ad dional o. Call for
mor info 261.4066
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859 Homes-Furnished I
LOFTON POINTE HOUSE 3BR/2BA
+ bonus room, garage, fully furnished.
$1300/mo. Call Ana at (904)403-1982.
1860 Homes-Unfurnished
4BR/3BA near beach. Gourment
kitchen, FP, 2 walk-in closets, W/D,
alarm system, 2-car garage. $1800/
mo. (804)545-3979
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME -
located on a cul-de-sac on Long Island
.PI. Call Joe (904)583-1578.
3BR/1BA BRICK HOME Storage
shed, 3/4 acre lot on island, Verbena
Ln., off Clinch Dr. $900/mo, + $900
deposit. Service animals only. (904)
261-6642 '

1861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,.
RealtOr, for special rates.
S863 Office
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Space
- Offices, suites, studio space.
Includes janitor, utilities, secure Wi-Fi
network, parking. Starting @ $150/mo.
Current tenancy includes non-profit,
social services, education & training.
1303 Jasmine St. (904)583-0058 .
VARIOUS OFFICES 600-150Osf.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644



901 Automobiles
2003 BUICK LESABRE LTD. *- Mint
condition.* 83,000 miles. New tires &
brakes. Loaded. Rarely off island.
$6400. Call (904)261-5041.


RESIDENTIAL LONG TERM RENTALS
5209 Sea Chase 2566 sf. 4BR/4BA furnished town 2126 Calais 2,000 sf 4BR/2BA Florida style home with
home located in exclusive and pated Sanmmer Beach carpet and tile throughout. Generous sized living spaces
overlooking Adlantic ocean. Hardwood floors throughout. and Master Suite with separate shower. Large yard with
Gourmet kitchen aovelooking the Family Room. Master fenced backyard. Pcts ok. On Iland. 51.350/m'no
Suite with separate shower and garden tub located


downstairs. Pets ok. On Island. $2.750/mo
6523 Spyglass -- 2404 sf. 3BR/3.5BA Spyglass Villa on
Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Tiled throughout with
generously sized living areas. Fireplace in living Roomn
with I-'rench doors opening to the balcony. Pets ok. ()Oi
Island. $2,500/mo
4740 Yachtsman- 2046 sf. 4BR/2.5BA home in gated
Summer Bench Golf Side South. Enjoy open living filled
with nanmral light! Well designed kitchen with breakfast,
area. Large screen porch and landscaped yard. Summer
Beach membership included! Pets ok. ()On Island.
Sl,750/imo
839 Mary -- 2551 sf. l4BR/3BA Northl end home with
swiimmiing pool. L large loft and wrap around por ch to view
the ocean. Pels ok., )n Island. $1,650/mo
75070 Ravenwood- 3295 s,f. 3BR/2.53BA large open floor
plan holne in quiet Timber Creek Plantation. Combined
Formal Dining Room and living Room, Office, Family
Room plus large Bonus room. Master suite with sitting
area, walk-in closet, double vanities and separate tubil and
shower Fenced backyard overlooking the pond. Irrigation
&.Security systems. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,550/moa
75070 Fern Creek-- Private lot with fully fenced backyard
overlooking pond. Large master suite down with 4thi
bedroom and full bath up. Tile throughout most ofI main
living area. Upgraded kitchen with stainless appliances.
Security and irrigation. Pels ok. Off Island. $1,500/(o1m
2550 Via Del Rey- 1,892 sfl 3BR/2.5BA home on the
Municipal Golf Course. Tile uand wooden floors
throughout the entire home. Nicely appointed Kitchen
with Breakfiast area. Living Room with wood burning
fireplace and separate formal Dinning Room. Generously
sized bedrooms with full Bathroom in Master Suite. Large
tiled Florida Room overlooking the Golf Course. Pets ok.
)On Island. $1,495/nmo
97056 Arnold Ridge 1938 sf. 3BR/2BA home in
,\rnold Ridge with lots of extras! Generous sized Living
.Areas with. high ceilings, Fireplace and nicely appointed
Kitchen featuring a Breakfast \rea. Large MNlaster Suile
with walk in closet. Great lcatcd & cooled 3601 sf Florida
Room/Sun Porch overlooking the fenced backyard. ligh
efficiency Water Heater plus Softencer and Washer & Dryer.
Small dogs ok. Off Island. $1 ,,450/mo


96157 Stoney Glen 1544 sf 3BR/2BA open floor plan
in I feron. Wood floors throughout ihe main living areas.
Eat-in Kitchen with breakfast bar and large pantry. Full
size Dining Room. Master suite x ith His and Hm ers closets
phis Garden Tob in bathroom, Frilly fenced backyard
over looking the pond. Irrigation and security systems.
Washer and dryer. Pers ok. Off bland. Sl,250/mo
2064 Marlin Court -1092 stf 3BR/2BA Island home
with tile and wood flooring throughout. Shaded fenced
backyard with separate storage space or workshop: Pets
ok. On island. 51,150/mo
96010 Stoney --1373 sft 31BR/2B:A upstair- townhouse
in ga rd Sronii- Creek. 1 largee open flo r pl:m with huge
Kitchen and cenrcr island plus Breakfast Area. Master
Suite has a .;. i. 1i closet and separate showergarden
tub, Screened porch overlooks wooded area and pond.
One car garage. Pets ok. Off Island. S IlUnimo
96138 Stoney ... 1,505 sf. 3iBR/2.5BA townhouse in the
gated community of Stoney Creek. Upgraded Kitchen
overlooks large Family Room. Covered Patio faces natural
preserve area. All Bedrooms upstairs with half Bath
downstairs. Master Suite with separate shower and double
vanities. Pets ok,. O )ff Isalnd. $1,.1l0tmo
978 Chad 1400 st' 3BR/2B.A Island Townhone located
ih the heart of \Amelia Island on a quite cul-de. to rithe Fernandina Beach Middle and I ligh Schools. 1,ow
maintenance landscaping, Long, driveway with single car
garage. Pets ok. On Island. $1,075/nIo
97102 Coopers Way 1,808 st 3BR/21BA Ranch style
home in quiet neighborhood. Large Kitchen with
Breakfast Bar overlooking the Living Room. Master Suite
wilth separate shower, garden tub and double s\ aity. Pet,
ok. O( ff Island. S1.)1)0 ,,'n1i
823 S. 7th 1144 s, 3R/1,,I.5A\ Island cottage with
white picker lence. Beautiful hardwood floors and tile
throughout. ()ne car gaiage. VWithin walking distance to
SlistoricI lirnidiia Beach! Plers ok. On Island. $975/mo

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

807 Condominiums
MARINERS WALK 3BR/2BA, Lease/
Purchase. 185K. Call Phil at Amelia
Coastal Realty 556-9140.

808 Off Island/Yulee
FOR SALE BY OWNER 1.5 acre lot,
Lofton Creek area. $60,000. Call (717)
507-7866.




852 Mobile Homes
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE in a
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIFi included. (904)225-
5577.
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

854 Rooms
FURNISHED utilites, cable, kitchen &
laundry privileges. Non-smoker. Mature
woman preferred. Yulee (904) 583-
1197.

856 Apartments
Unfurnished
OCEANVIEW 2BR/1BA, 1 car
garage. Across from beach access.
Ground floor, newly renovated kitchen
and bath. Tile floors throughout.
$850/mo + deposit. 1 yr lease. (904)
277-3172 '


856 Apartments
Unfurnished
NORTH POINTE 925 Tarpon. 2BR/
2.5BA townhouse. Pool, covered
parking. $875. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
(904)277-0006
POST OAK APARTMENTS
Affordable Living Rent. from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This institution
Is an equal. opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711

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)310-6106
FULLY FURNISHED 3BR/2BA condo,
Ocean Park. Great ocean views. Long
term lease. Call (904)225-0052.
AMELIA LANDINGS Beautiful
furnished 2BR/2BA on 2nd floor.
Remodeled with large covered deck
overlooking lake. Includes water, trash,
phone/ cable/internet. Pool & Tennis.
Close to beach. $50 app. fee,
background & credit check. Available
4/1/12. Long term lease. Call Sea
Horse Properties: (904)572-4788

858 Condos-UnfurnishedI
LUXURY 3BR/2BA OCEANFRONT -
Summer Beach, ground fir, 2 pools,
gated comm. 1 yr lease. $1650/mo.
(912)682-8118
MARSH LAKE VILLAS 3BR/2.5BA,
2-car garage, plus patio. Pool & tennis
courts. Pets ok. $1200/mo. (904)234-
8986. Available April 1st.
AMELIA LAKES CONDOS Living in
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.amelialakes.com