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FRIDAY MARCH23. 2012/20 PAGES 2 SECTIONS fibnewsleadercom

Karen Schoen, center, shows Nassau County Commission Chair Stacy Johnson and Commissioner
Barry Holloway a map indicating Agenda 21's plans for Florida.

Commissioners beware:

Agenda 21is taking roof

N Leader ivteam moI

Nassau County Commissioners
had better think twice before approv-
ing another grant application, a guest.
speaker told them Wednesday.
Agenda 21. a "master plan" for a
new world order through global gov-
ernance, is sweeping the nation under
the guise of "sustainable develop-
ment" and grants are just one of many
ways the movement infiltrates local
governments. Karen Schoen told.
The Liber ty Dwellers, a nonparti-_
._an k.cahl group, in'iledc Schoien, a
sellf-styled talk show host, to inform
- the.board of Agenda 21 and how its
influence, masked by governmental
programs and non-governrnental
organizations and doublespeak, is
spreading throughout Florida.
"As far as grants are concern ned, be
very, very wary of them," she said
"Most of these programs are imple-
mented through things that are initi-
ated with a grant. Most people do not
thoroughly investigate the grant and
do not realize that three years down
the road, five years down the road, 10
Sears down the road. some of the,
grant features will kick in that you
will be responsible for. You may not
be responsible for them. but the next
group of county commissioners will
be responsible for them."

To learn more about Agenda 21
or Karen Schoen .and her
Organization, visit

Schoen said organizations offer
grants to initiate the process of vision-
ing, followed by meetings with "facil-
itators," who use surveys laden with
leading questions and limited choic-
es to gain public approval for the
movement's goals.
Her group. the Agenda 21 Endeis,.
is t.iaveling thioughuiul Fluic'it a n i. k-
ing to local governments in an effort
to halt the movement's advances.
"What we have discovered is that
Florida is under a plan that is a 2060*
master plan that was mirrored off a
plan regarding sustainable develop-
ments. and every county is now cre-
ating or has created a plan that is an
offshoot of that." said Schoen.
Agenda 21 has already taken root
in South Florida, she said. There,
non-governmental organizations fab-
ricate reasons, such as environmen-
tal ones she used wetlands as an
example to seize pi ivate land from
property owners. Afler stripping
landowners of partial or complete
rights to their property., the organi-
zations send in land trusts to pur-
chase properties at discounted rates

Schoen said all federal govern-
mental agencies and many state ones
follow sustainable development, an
aspect of Agenda 21, in lieu of sci-
"Every agency in America follows
'that today and every agency that is
connected to us in Floi'ida follows
that today and every agency is now
going around to municipalities and
getting them to buy into implement-
ing this plan," she added. '
Plus, Schoen said, the
International City/County
Management Association (ICMA),
the National A.,sociation of Counties
(NAC,,., iht LiS Conference. of
Mayors and other organizations are
connected to the plan because they
are training "counties to implement
sustainable development."
Do not be fooled by the honeyed
words of the agenda's advocates for!
they are masters of doublespeak. she
warned commissioners
'They use the words environment,
economy, equity, consensus, afford-
able housing, action, protection, pre-
serves, quality of life, benefit of all,
social and environmental justice .
those kinds of terminology" to appeal
to people's emotions, she said.
Schoen recalled a meeting she
recently attended during Which a
young man spoke in support of teach-
AGENDA Continued on 3A

Delay in hiring

manager for F2

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As a result of a vote by city com-
missioners Tuesday, there will be
another delay in hiring a project man-
ager/commnunications firm for the
Forward Fernandina strategic plan for
The decision war. initially delayed
because local engineering firm
McCranie & Associates complained
whep the first RFP was sent out last fall
that the city had violated bid require-
ments, so a second RFP was written
and sent out in January.
The latest RFP included extra
points for local firms, among other
After a discussion, city commis-
sioners Tuesday voktd to table the proj-
ect manager decision until next week.
A work session has been scheduled
'for Thursday so comrfirniioners can
publicly evaluate submitted proposals
for the job. I ,
For Tuesday's vote, a five-person
city evaluation committee chose URS
as the highest-ranked company outof
the four lop firms LIRS is an interna-

tional firm with offices in Jacksonville
and throughout Florida.
But commissioners were apparently
reluctant to make any decisions based
on evaluations by the city committee.
Resident Lynn Williams said before
'he discussion began that the decision
should be tabled because there would
be"nowork in the foreseeable future"
for a project manager He noted that
the only pi oject going on downtown at
this time is the opening of the Alachua
Street railroad crossing. and the bulk
of that project management will be
done by CSX.
Williams also said that, if a project
manager were hired there would be,
questions as to why the city can't com-
municate for itself.
't will put the newspaper on dou-
ble-time to find out what the truth is."
Williams said. "Table it for down the
SDan McCranie of local firm
McCranie & Associates, which .was
rated third out of the top four compa-
nies, asked commissioners to choose
his company in spite of the lower rating
-FORI.-IRD Continuedon 3A

Nonprofit can't pay

rent, exits city space
ANGLIA DAUGHTRY ronment People are not donating as
News-Leader they did in the past and grantsarefew
S and far between."
Amelia Arts Academy, a nonprofit Interim City Manager Dave Lott
school for the ai ts, has vacated its said the city initially waived the acad-
space at t he .ek ICoi.iniu.nit yCentei emy's late fees with the understanding
and is a.ikiig ihi. .L13) Il a waie'r f itwould pay for a reduced ,pa,"- begin-
$8,300 in past rent du, and late fixs ning this month. But academy officials
City commissioners discussed .the decided instead to leave.
academy's request at their Tuesday Before asking for the reduced
meeting but did not make any deci- space, the academy leased about 3,200
sions regarding waiver of fees. square feet at the Peck Center for
According to a letter to the city from $1,700 a month.The city had agreed to
Jane Lindberg, president of the acad- a reduced rent of $506 for a smaller
emy's board of directors, the school is space.
no longer able to pay its rent and has According to City Finance Director
been forced to vacate the city space. Patti Clifford, the academy has made
"Our only earned income is from attempts to move out of the leased
private lessons and group classes," space, but has not as yet been suc-
Lindberg wrote. "We do not earn cessfu.L However,theyplanto moveout
enough even to pay rent." by the end of the week, she said.
"For many years, the city awarded "They never consolidated to the
grants to the Ar t s Academy," Lindberg smaller area," Clifford said. "They had;
wrote. "These are no longer available ayard sale butdid notvacate the space
to arts organizations and we have, completely."

struggled in the past three year's trying
to survive in a difficult economic envi-

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Sisters Jillian and Lauryn Bowen, left, enjoy a motorcycle ride at Saturday's spring carnival in Central Park. Colton Tomko gets a steadying hand from mother Debra, right, on
the carousel at the carnival hosted by St. Michael Catholic Church and St. Michael Academy on Saturday. Proceeds from the popular four-day event will benefit the school.

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FRIDAY. MARCH 23.2012 NEWS News-Leader


Thomas H. Moss Jr.
Mi- Thomas H. "Tom" Moss,.
Jr., LCDR USN Ret., age 88, of
Fernandina Beach, FL passed .
away on Saturday morning,
March 16, 2012 at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.
Born in Newport News, VA,
he was the second of three sons
born to the late Thomas
. Humphrey and Helen
Offersaudt Moss. After being
raised and educated in Newport
News; like many young men he
lied about his age and joined
the U.S. Navy in support of WW
II. A career that' spanned over
thirty years, he was initially
assigned to a minesweeper in
the Mediter-
ranean Sea. He
later signed up
for Deep Sea
Diver School
where he
recorded the
deepest dive. on
record while serving aboard var-
ious Auxiliary Submarine
Rescue Vessels. His shore
assignments included San
Diego, CA, Washington, DC,
Key West, FL and Groton, CT In
1960, having obtained the rank
of Chief Petty Officer, he
received a direct commission
to Lieutenant. Upon obtaining
rank, he transferred to Groton
to assume the position as
Executive and Security Officer
of' the Deep Sea Training
Facility. During the last ten
years of service he rotated sea
\ duty aboard ASRs along with
his shore side training of new
divers. In 1971, he retired from
the Naval Submarine Base New
London, Groton, CT as
Lieutenant Commander with
over thirty years of active duty.
In 1998, after living in Cream
Ridge, NJ for the previous ten
years, LCDR Moss came to
Fernandina Beach. He was a
member of the Masonic Lodge
and the Almas Shrine Temple,
Washington, DC.
In addition to his parents and
two brothers, he is preceded in
death by his wife of fifty years,
Patricia Jackson Moss,' who
passed away in 1993..
He leaves behind, a daugh-
ter, Donna Moss Ogle, Groton,
CT, a son, Thomas H. 'Tom"
Moss, III, Fernandina Beach,
FL, two granddaughters, Erin
Groves, Sumnpter, SC, Ellen
Moss, Moston, MA and several
'niieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be from
the Olde Post Chapel on the
grounds of Arlington National
Cemetery, Arlington, VA, as
LCDR Moss is laid to rest with
full military honors, beside his'
Please share his life story at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors


Mrs. Wanda Linden, age
74, of Fernandina.Beach died
on Sunday morning, March 11,
2012 at Baptist Medical Center
Nassau. A memorial service will
be held today at 10:30 a.m. at St.
Michael's Catholic Church with
Father Jose Kallukalam offici-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

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Missing for year, cat back with owner
For the News Leader [|I

When Nassau County
Animal Control officers
received a call to pick up a stray
cat in the Callahan area last
month, they were amazed to
see that the "stray" turned out
to be a beautiful white male
Persian cat.
"He was so sweet and
friendly, but a little on the thin
side.. We just knew that after
.we processed him, he would
get adopted in no time," noted
Ruth Kitchens, of Nassau
County Animal Services in
"When we processed the
kitty, we discovered thathe had
a microchip. After calling the
chip company, Home Again,
we were given the owners'
names, phone numbers and
address. We found out the cat's
name is Mutty, he was 5 years
old and his owner lives in Boca
After calling' the, second
number of the six given, one of
the shelter techs reached a
man named Steve Gold. He
told her that he had indeed lost
Mutty near Jacksonville over
a year ago.
While amazed that his cat
had been found, he was very
concerned about Mutty's well
being. He added that his wife
must have, had the chip
implanted because.he didn't
know it was there.
Unfortunately, Gold's wife
had since passed away, but he
said she must have been look-
ing out for Mutty. Gold quick-
ly made arrangements to come
to the shelter on March 7 to

Steve Gold of Boca Raton is reunited with his cat Mutty
at Nassau County Animal Services. The cat went miss-
ing more than a year ago in' Jacksonville and was found
wandering Feb. 27 in Callahan. '

. There are no words to express when you see
thejoy in someone's eyes when they are
reunited with a long lost pet.'

be reunited with his cat.
"There are no words to
express when you see the joy
in someone's eyes when they
are reunited with a long lost
pet. Mr. Gold was all smiles

when he was handed Mutty.
This is one of the things that
makes working at a shelter
worthwhile. We all went home
feeling like this was a really
good day," said Kitchens.


Breakfast series
Family Support Services
of North Florida (FSS) will
focus on how seniors can
delay or avoid long-term care
placement in a nursing home
at the Breakfast Learning
Series March 27 at 9 a.m. FSS
offers the free program at the
agency's Nassau County
office, 87001 Professional
Way in.Yulee. .- -
Find out about eligibility
for free services for seniors
65 years and older, including
home health care, adult day
care, home-delivered meals,
assisted living and care man-'.
agement. Speaker will be
Bettina Alberta, care manag-
er supervisor with American
Networking and continen-
tal breakfast begin at 8:30
a.m.; program from 9 to 10:30
a.m. For information or to
register contact FSS.BLS.Nas
sau@fssnf.org or 225-5347.
Women meet
Women's network
WOAMTEC will meet from
'11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 28 at
Amelia National Golf &
Country Club, 9521i Club-
house Road. Guest speaker
will be Deb Cottle, World On
A String founder, author,
speaker, seminar leader, and
coach. Network with local
businesswomen (and men) in
a stress-free, business-build-
ing atmosphere. Bring a door
prize to raffle and promotion-
al materials for handout. Cost
is $15 and includes lunch. For
information contact Lisa
Buben at (734) 341-5507 or
The city of Fernandina

511 Ash Street,;
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698
Website for email addresses.

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Beach will host community
yard sale March 31 at the
Atlantic Recreation Center.
Set-up is 7-9 a.m. and the sale
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with 10
indoor booths for $40/each
including two eight-foot
tables and five chairs. Sixty
outdoor booths are $15 each;
must.bring your own tables
and chairs: Visit the rec cen-
ter to reserve your booth and
location. Concessions will be
available for purchase all day.
Contact Jay at 277-7350, ext.
2013 or jrobertson@fbfl. org
for information.
Chocolate for
On March 31 at 1 p.m. the
St. Marys, Ga., Downtown
Development Authority and
the Osprey Cove Women's
Club will co-sponsor Choco-
late for Charities at the St.
Mary's Presbyterian Church
Social Hall. Admission is $3
and the ticket includes a
"take-out" carton filled with
treats along with a chance to
win a door prize. Along with
cakes, pies, cookies and
candy there will be hand-
made crafts to complete your
Easter basket. All proceeds
will go to several Camden
County, Ga., charities. For
information contact Judy at
Diabetes help
The Nassau County
Health Department is offer-,
ing its diabetes self-manage- ,
ment education series from
'5:30-7:30 p.m. each Monday
April 2, 9, 16 and 23 at the
Family Education Center
(Yulee Full-Service School),
86207 Felmor Road. Registra-
tion fee is $40 and $20 for
Nassau County School
District employees. Bring a
support person at no addi-
tional cost.
A minimum of five needed
to hold the class. For ques-
tions or to register contact
Ashley Krajewski at 548-1853
or AshleyKrajewski@
doh.state,fl.us. ,

Rght whales talk
Alicia Windhamn Reid, a
right whale specialist, will
present a program on the
rarest of all large whales at
Nassau Sierra's April 4 meet-
ing at the Council on Aging at
Right whales come to
calve and rest December
through March in waters just
'miles from the homes and.
condos along our coastline
until they make their way
back to the feeding grounds
of the Northern Atlantic.
Today, only about 306 are left.
Windham Reid will touch on.
their natural history, behav-
ior, anthropogenic threats
and the main reason they
head south each winter. The
public is invited.
The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
the public to its next Brown
Bag Lunch Lecture on April 4
at noon with Barbara Wagner
discussing the infamous
pirate, Luis Aury. Aury took
control of Fernandina in
1817, turning it into a pirate
paradise and profiting greatly
from smuggling and the ille-
gal slave trade. This program
is free and open to the public.
For information contact Alex
at 261-7378, ext. 102.
A continuing Computer'
Workshop will be held 1 p.m.
each Thursday in April at
Council On Aging East
Nassau, 1367 South 18th St.,
for.people interested in learn-
ing the basics of computers.
Instructor Jan Cote-
Merow, a computer coach
who has been teaching pri-
vate and group lessons on
Amelia Island for the past 10
years. Fee per session is a
donation of $10 to the Council
on Aging, a 501.c3 not-for-
profit charity. Class size is.
limited. Call Jan at 583-2870
for information.

Yulee Cub Scouts

capture derby wins
Yulee Cub Scout Pack 549 still on a track and running
'captured three of four first-place down an inclined ramp to the
wins in the recent Baden-Powell finish line. A fast derby car can
District Pinewood Derby. reach a speed of 20 mph.
Winners were Tigers: James The kids get a block of wood
Hendrix; Wolves: Nat Herbert; they can shape any way they
and Webelos: Tommy Johnston. want. Wheels and axles are pro-
They will go on to compete in vided by Boy Scouts of America.
the North Florida Council The only requirements are that
Pinewood Derby serving 17 the car have a maximum length
counties. and width and weigh less than 5
Each year more than a mril- ounces. See cars at http://you
lion Cub Scouts and their adult tube/Fbo2BhdMtWw.
partners across the U.S. design, Pack 549's monthly meeting
carve, paint, weigh, refine and ,is March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at New
race their cars.The derby is run Life Church across from Paul
in heats, with two to four cars Clark Ford on AlA in Yulee. The
starting by gravity from a stand- public is invited.

Five myths about.

inflatable jackets

Inflatable life jackets which
automatically or manually
inflate with the tug of a pull
cord have been around
over 25 years, but there are
still quite a few mispercep-
tions about how these life
saving devices work. The
BoatUS Foundation set out
to debunk some of the
. myths:.
1. Inflatable life jackets
are zero maintenance Let's
face it, pretty much nothing
on a boat is zero mainte-
nance.'Before you head out
for the day, simply check to
ensure the C02 cylinder is
screwed firmly ih,and you
can see the green indicator
tab. Once a year, take it out
and blow it up with your
mouth, wait overnight,
inspect for wear and check
for leaks. Repacking is a task
made simple a few folds
and a tuck as instructions
are found printed inside the
cover flap. Most life jackets
that automatically inflate
when you hit the water also
have small dissolvable com-
ponents,that periodically
need replacement, but it's a
simple process.
2. One size fits all While
most inflatables are sized as
"universal adult," all have
adjustable cinch straps that
will provide a good fit for
nearly every size of grown-
up on the boat. Inshore-type
jackets tend to be less bulky
and are more compact than
those jackets designed for
offshore use. There are no
inflatables for kids under 16.
3. Not a lot of choices -
Actually, there are. Once you
get past a range of colorful
designs, there are two basic

styles of
life jack-
... -- -Y ets: over-
".!rgF the shoul-
style and waist-fitting belt
pack. All U.S. Coast Guard-
approved inflatable life jack-
ets have a mark showing its
type and how it should be
used. A big advantage is that
inflatables can provide near-
ly twice the buoyancy of sim-
ilarly-rated foam life jackets,
and are also are better in
terms of righting a person in
the water, when compared to
some other traditional types.,
4. Inflatable life jackets
are too expensive Inflata-
ble life jackets start at under
$100. That is a real'expense
for some, but consider that a
cheap life jacket that no one
will want to wear is as use-
less as a hook without the
worm. Belt pack types tend
to be less expensive than
suspender style, while auto-
matically-inflatable types or,
those with extras like an
integral sailing harness
increase the price.
5. Inflatable life jackets
are uncomfortable -
Baloney! Inflatable life jack-
ets are compact, don't trap
body heat,, give full body
movement and can be as
unobtrusive as small bait
pouch attached to your belt.
Look for one that has a neo-
prene chafe guard around
the neck and one that can be
adjusted to prevent it from
shifting from side to side.
For information on inflat-
ables, go to www.BoatUS.

The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis.Club meets the first
three Mondays of each
month at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill
-.M1lton Road. This is a din-
net meeting from 6:30-8 p.m.
Contact Don Lyons at home,
432-8194, or by cell at (978)
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 Ferfiandina
Beach Golf Club. On March
28 Cal Atwood, OSMC-Ret.,
will speak about the military
in today's world. Call
Bernice Kelley at 261-7923

Democratic Club
The next generalmeeting
of the Democratic Club of
Amelia Island is scheduled ,
Tuesday at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Course. Doors
open at 6 p.m. and dinner is
served at 7 p.m. A cash bar
will be available.
Reservations may be
made by sending a check
payable to DCAI for $15 by
Friday, to DCAI, PO Box
1153, Fernandina Beach FL
32035. Checks may also be
dropped off at the party ,
headquarters at the corner
of Date and Eighth Streets.
For information contact
Carla Voisard at (904) 849-
7076 or csvoisard@gmail.
com'-or Delores Gilyard at
261-2005 or agily102432@
Gerri Chester, interna-
tional election monitor for
the Carter Foundation, will
be the speaker. She will
recount her experiences in .
Europe, Asia and Africa as.
an elections monitor.
Chester is a member of the
Democratic Club of Amelia




or Barb Kent at 277-4071.
Rotary clubs
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach meets
each Wednesday from 11:30
a.m.-1 p.m. at the Florida
House Inn on South Third
Street. March 28 will feature
Sandy Price and the Isl' of
Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.
April 4 will feature Chief Jim
Hurley of the Fernandina
Beach Police Department
with the Officer of the Year.
Call Melanie Ferreira at 321-
* *
The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise meets
each Friday from 7:30-8:30
a.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill'
Melton Road. Contact
President Katey Breen at
kateybreen@comcast.net or
visit www.ameliaislandro-

Island and a former chair
and state committeewoman
for the Nassau County
.Democratic Executive
Beamerto speak
Nassau Patriots Tea Party
will present David Beamer,
father of Todd "Let's Roll"
Beamer, who rallied fellow
passengers to fight back
against the terrorist hijack-
ers of United Airlines Flight
93 on 9/11. Beamer will dis-
cuss "The State of the
Republic ... 10 years after
David Beamer and his
wife Peggy became reluctant
public figures after the plane
crashed in a field in
Shanksville, Pa., that t9ok
his father's life.
The meeting is scheduled
from 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 7
at the Fernandina Beach
Police Department Training
Room. This is a departure
from the regular First
Saturday gathering place at
Murray's Grill in Yulee in
order to handle a larger

Qualifying for county political posts ended,
with 38 candidates announcing for offices in the
May 8 primary election.
March 22, 1962
Nassau was one of four areas of the state
under consideration for a $4-6 billion atomic
smasher state officials wanted the federal govern-
ment to build in Florida.
March 26, 1987
Ulyses Green Jr. of Fernandina Beach was set
to reunite in Washington, D.C., with his brother
Milton Green, a U.S. State Department employee
whose wife and stepdaughter were killed in a
grenade attack in Pakistan.
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FRIDAY, MARCH 23,2012 NEWS News-Leader





A Yulee woman is dead
and two more people were
hospitalized following a 7
a.m. .collision Thursday.
between a log truck and a
white Nissan sedan on A1A
near 1-95, according to the
Florida Highway Patrol. .
Troopers said Shirley
-McClellan, 56, was killed
when the Nissan; driven by
Gennie McClellan, attempt-
ed to turn left fr9m west-'
bound A1A onto southbound
1-95 and into the path of ah
eastbound log truck driven:
by Donald Hicks of Hilliard.
The truck's front end hit the
passenger side of the.sedan,
killing McClellan instantly,
according to the report.
Gennie McClellan, 27,
was transported to Shands'
Jacksonville with serious
injuries, according to the
report. Troopers said Hicks,"
40, was transported ,to
Baptist Nassau with minor
injuries. -

Continued from .4 L
"This is difficult," Mayor :
Arlene Filkoff said, adding "
that the. arts academy: has'
been an importantpart of the
community. -:
City' Attorney Tammin .
*Bach wrote in a city docu-
*ment that, "If the city com-
mission waives or reduces
back rent... and (the academy
is) iiot insolvent but,;are
found to be renting.space
elsewhere, this could set a
precedent for other. city ten-:
ants who ai-e behind in,
rent but continue to do busi-
ness and expect the city to
waive or reduce their back
Commissioners conceded
the bestapproach would be to
findbftt tif ttiheacademY'lH 'sI
any'-play~ to'.stay in'bus is
elsewhere, and go from there.
Lindberg wrote recently that
the academy is seeking donat-
ed space elsewhere and plans
to continue with reduced
According to its website,
the Amielia Arts Academy has
operated .here since 1'992,
offering a variety of art,
music, drama and other class-
es for children,,teens and
adults. A 'facility was also
on the West Side of the coun-
ty at the' First United
Methodist Church of
Callahan. '

Continued fromIA
ing'social justice, "Social jus-
tice is a communist term and
that's being promoted in our
schools," she added. ..
"There's nothing wrong
with taking ,care of the
environment... there's noth-
ing wrong with that; but when
.it becomes mandated 'and
,when if removes personal and
private property in lieu of
implementation and then
becomes restrictive," there is
something wrong, she said.
"We have these things that
are happening throught"t
the state;" Schoen said. "It/is
just a matter of being aware of
them as they come now into
our county." '

N , i ,r I I i t, .
A passenger died when a log truck hit this car early Thursday morning.

Wildfire near B e lle;

fire danger is 'hgh

S:TheFlorida Forest Service
is working to contain a 50-acre
wildfire near Bryceville in
Baldwin Bay, a 9,000-acre
swampy area off CR 121, two
miles north of US 90.
The fire was caused by
lightning last week and smol-
dered in the deep muck for
awhile before the smoke was
visible,. When. crews first
arrived on Sunday the fire was
2 acres'in size and smoldering
in the duff.'The fire has jumped
the containment lines twice and.
grown about 40 acres with the.
gusty winds and dry condi-
tions. .
Firefighters have the fire 25
percent contained.- There air
no homes in danger but the
thick column of smoke is visi-
ble for miles. A helicopter is
dropping water and heavy doz-
ers are'working to carve deep

fire lines on the ground.
Nassau County Fire Chief
Matt Graves informed county
commissioners of the fire,
which is near the Duval coun-'
ty line. "We can expect more of
this aswe move through spring,
and into the summer," he wrote
them. "Burn bans are current-
ly popping .up in Central
Florida. We will continue to
monitor this situation and
make update, as needed."
The Keetch-Byram Drou-
ght Index for Nassau County
was '454 -on Wednesday. The
normal level for spring in
North Florida is between 261
and 460. The KBDI is a con-
tinuous reference scale for esti-
mating the dryness of the soil
and duff layers.
The Fire Danger Index'for
Nassau, Duval and Clay coun-
ties is "high," according to the

Florida Forest Service. All fine
dead fuels ignite readily and
fires start easily fiom most
causes. Unattended brush and
campfires are likely to escape.
Fires spread rapidly and short-
distance, spotting is common.
Fires may become serious and
their control difficult unless
they are attacked successfully
while small.
There have been 1,016 wild-
fires that have burned 17,593.6
acres statewide since Jan. 1.
That includes 66 wildfires that
have burned 589 acres in .the
Jacksonville District (Nassau,
Duval arid Clay).

Continued from 1A
"You made (hiring a local
company) a criteria," McCranie
said. "Dollars spent local will
stay local. ... We will be here
when you need us. I don't want
you to approve the resolution
... and-hire an out-of-state com-
pany" .
"I agree with Mr. Williams,"
Commissioner Chailes Corbett
said, "Why a project manager
for three years? We should table
this until we can get a better
idea of what we can spare and
discuss it with CSX."
A motion by Corbett to table
the discussion indefinitely was
voted down by all other com-
missioners except Sarah
Vice Mayor Jeffrey Bunch
told Corbett that if the com-
mission chose a project man-
ager, it did not mean that the
firm would be paid if there were
no work.
Corbetf'said he did not want
to see a project management
firm "walking. around" the
Alachua Street project with
nothing to do. i '
. "My point is, what are they
going to do wi~i CSX?" Corbett
said. "That's primarily the
bulk of the work we're doing
"If we chose (a project man-
ager) now, we can keep shoot-
ing projects down for the next
three years," Bunch said. "We-
can choose (a project m anag-
er) even if we don't decide to.
use them. ... They're just the
people we can call." .
"If we shut Forward Fernan-
dina down, they don't have any_
work or get any money," Bunch.
added. '
'Interim City Manager Dave
Lott said if a firm were chosen,
the city would first negotiate a
contract with them.
"There would be a. task,

A city commission work-
shop to discuss the project
firm for the forward
Femandina strategic plan
has been tentatively sched-
uled for Thursday at 5 p.m
at City Hall, 204 Ash St

order with not-to-exceed (pay-
ments) and pricing," Lott said.
"It would come back to the com-
mission if it's over $20,000. If
there is no work for them to do,
there is no compensation.... they
don't get a retainer fee or any-
thing like that."
City Attorney Tammi Bach
said the commissioners, if they
decide not to choose URS,
would have to use a different
point system to evaluate all the
firms that submitted proposals.
"I'm looking for someone
who will look after the dollars of
the city," Commissioner Tim
Poynter said. "ve always used
a project manager in projects
rve done.",
Poynter saidiew would like to
make a motion to table the dis-
cussion "to sit down and evalu-.
ate how the committee came.
up with what they did."
Commissioners agreed
unanimously to table the vote
until after a workshop next
The top four firms chosen
by the city evaluation committee
were URS, Hill International,
McCranie' & Associates and
Passero Associates. Evaluation
committee members included
Community Development
Director Marshall McCrary,
City Controller Patti Clifford,
Streets Maintenance Superin-
tendent Rex Lester, Senior
Planner Kelly 'Gibson and.
Project Manager/Engineer
Glenn Semanisin.

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the Communities in Schools program in Nassau County.

Will Rogers w

I was born too' late to expe-
rience first-hand the
humor and wisdom of
Will Rogers, who lived
arid flourished from 1879 to
1935. Dismissed him for
decades as a folksy humorist
who had an amusing grasp of
the obvious: "If you find your-
self in a hole, stop digging,"
"Never miss a good chance to
shut up" and "Good judgment
comes from experience, and a
lot of that comes from bad
My opiniofi of the man
improved greatly when a well-
meaning friend sent me an
essay.of Mr. Rogers' views on
aging. I have no clue why this
friend thought that anriy of
these rules might apply to me,

but I
thought I
would share
S them with
you so you
can pass
them along
to someone
who actually
needs them.
SIDEBAR "Eventually
Syou will
reach a point
Cara Curtin when you
stop lying
about your age and start brag-
ging about it" I used to com-
plain about my baby face and
the lack of respect it com-
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FRIDAY. MARCH 23, 2012 NEWS News-Leader

as right abou
and my parents for the good judgment (acquired through
genes I inherited. bad judgment, as the man
Two: "The older we get, said) allows -me to avoid, the
the fewer things seem worth roads in bad neighborhoods.
waiting in line for." These "Don't go there" should be
,days, my slightly arthritic hips added to Mr. Rogers' advice.
and tired feet demand that the Four: "When you are dis-
rest of me has a world-class satisfied and would like to go
reason like boarding the back to youth, think of alge-
iliidlh to Paris or a Baltic bra." It's long been my con-
cruise aboard a luxury liner tention that whoever invented
for .landioe in line longer algebra did so to torture kids.
than just a few minutes. I have seen the practical appli
Three: "Some people try to cation of every arithmetic or
turti wick ltih.ii odometers; mathematics class lever took
not me; I want people to know except .algebra. I have never
why 1 look thit way. I've tray- w inen a check for.x=y2, nor
eled a long way, and some of have I received a bill for 2x,
the roads weren't paved." I try especially when y=1. Ick.
to limit my complaining to Five: "You know you're gel
only the potholes in some of. ting old when' everything
those roads, and my good either dries up or leaks." I

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'Some people try to turn back their odometers:
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this way. I've traveled a long way, and some
of the roads weren't paved.'


aging is that it's such a nice
change from being young." I
long ago said sayonara to.
amdbition.and the angst it
engenders and have said hello
to a slower pace in comfort-
able shoes, not to mention
reveille at a civilized hour.
Eight: "One must wait until
evening to see how splendid
the day has been." It will take
our children and grandchil-
dren decades to discover how
wonderful it is to share a wee
dram arid laugh about'some of
the more daring escapades of
our youth. Some wit always. '
remarks that what we did
back then is probably illegal
today. "
Nine: "Being young is
beautiful, but being old is
comfortable." That's especial-,
ly true when you are aging in,
Paradise. My power suits.
went to Buy Gones years ago
and my high heels and panty-
hose disappeared shortly
After much practice, I finally
feel no guilt at sitting for long
minutes on one ofthe. bench-

es at Main Beach to watch the
I have studiously avoided
participating in the last obser-
vation on this list. This means
that I have avoided ruining
many a good walk, and I dare
say that I have enjoyed a lot
more Saturday and Sunday
afternoons than have a large
number of people on our
island. Having said all of that,
here is the last bit of wisdom
on aging from this witty.man:
Ten: "Long ago, when men
cursed and beat the ground
with sticks, it was called
witchcraft. Today it's called
golf" -
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signing. Her first-ever blog will
*give you a chance to offer ques-
tions and comments about the
Wilson Mystery Series, as well
as City Sidebar: The Book,
which is a collection ofher
columns ii this newspaper

Nassau trends

to domestic.

London will host the
summer Olympics of
2012 and this great
athletic tradition will
be resumed. Track arenas,
pools, basketball and volley-
ball courts and dozens of '
other venues will host partici-
pants and fans. Who among
us doesn't have fond memo-
ries of past individual or team
accomplishments? Very few.
We proudly supported our
USA Olympic team and every-
one honored to rdpreent
their country. Wlatelb cau '-
es pro athletes to volunteer
without pay to don the USA
uniform and compete? Pride
in their country is the short
Liking sports analogies, I
opted to start with the exam-:
ple of national pride. The mili-
tary would have been another
example of a universally sup-
ported group. Americans still
like America, I firmly believe.
Could consumers con-
sciously, or subconsciously, be
gravitating towards "Made In
the USA" again? I think some
are. As our position as the
undisputed world leader is
being challenged by China
and others, are we reexamin-
ing the ultimate direction of
our dollars? How long can we
withstand huge trade deficits,
with odr money becoming
their money? I don't wantato :
take this too far and am a fer-
vent free market believer, not
a protectionist. Things have to
happen naturally and be mar-
ket driven, not state mandat-
ed, to work, History proves
Domestic auto sales are *
making a comeback, fueled
largely by products and
maybe a dash of patriotism. I
hope everyone is rooting for
this, even those with decades

of loyalty to a
European or
Asian brand,

towards GM,
Ford and
aFms Chrysler
CORNER and right
.... here in
RickKeffer County.
-,TheFebruary Cross-Sell
report for Nassau County
shows 241 new vehicle sales.
The top eight sellers were
Ford, 42, Chrysler, 42, GM,
41, Toyota, 26, Honda, 15,
Nissan, 15, Kia, 11, Hyundai,
11. Post-tsunami, Toyota and
Honda have not gotten their
traction back, largely due to
.domestic progress and par-
tially the Korean
These most recent monthly
results are very similar to the
last three to four months. My
semi-annual market reports
will bear out what is happen-
ing on a longer-term basis.
Those traveling out of the
country and arriving home in
the USA have this comfortable
feeling when tley get back. It
would be nice to bottle it and
infuse it into our pocketbook
activities. There is not too .
much we would ever need that
is not the product of this coun-
try. Think about it at the
department store, grocer and
car dealership. It can make a
difference. Have a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge.
ChryslerJeep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive sto-
ries about automobile use and

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A meeting isscheduled in .ful'intervention.
Fernandina Beach on 'The ferry service is sched-
Wednesday to gain support for 'uled to be shut down this
efforts to save the St. Johns September. Elaine Brown, chair
Ferry from closing., of Save the Ferry, will be guest
The ferry, which links St. speaker to update the public on
George Island to Mayport on the issue from 10-11:15'a.m.
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Fall opening for new

Boys & Girls Club
Construction on the new ".
Boys & Girls Club in Fernan-
dina Beach, to be known as the Donors may buy engraved bricks to be
Roberts Learning & Achiev- located on walkways around the club.
ement Center, is moving along.
Groundbreaking was inJanuary
6n property located on Lime
Street, and foundation digging The Nassau County School ties. Engraved bricks to be
began on schedule. Board, which has leased the placed in outside walkways of
It was paused in mid- property to Boys & Girls Clubs the club may be bought in deno-
February after excavation for $1 per year, has allowed the minations of $100 to $1,000,
revealed the presence of roots spreading of "good"-excavated varying in size and location.
and tree remnants under the dirt on adjacent low-lying school Residents of Fernandina Beach
surface of some sections. Such land which will then be suitable may buy the $100 bricks for half
soil is not acceptable for bearing for use as a soccer field. The price due to a donor's match-
the load of a building, or even a new club on Lime Street will ing grant for brick purchase.
parkiiig lot, since it will adjoin the Southside Elemen- The new Club will- provide
inevitably prove unstable in the tary School on Jasmine Street. for enrollment of 250 young
future. Hence, the soil under Private donors have given people year-round in Boys &
the "footprint" of all construc- nearly $2 million of the capital Girls Club programs, versus the
tion is being replaced with new required for the project, with 75 members that can be accom-
fill dirt to an average depth of about $267,000 remaining to be modated at present in the tiny
five feet raised. Fernandina club on 11th Street.
The forecast for completion There are still "naming More information on the
of the new facility is now' late opportunities" available for new club as it progresses may
September of this year, a month donors of $5,000 to $50,000, rec- be found at www.bgcnassau.
later than previously expected. ognized by plaques that would, org, or by mailing info@bgc-
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soilhas increased the cost of bus, exterior benches, interior made through those contacts
the project by about $100,000. furnishings or computer facili- or by phoning 261-8666.

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Aubrey Hudson, a Manatee
County high school student,
stood before over 1,000 Florida
middle and high school stu-
dents in the Amelia Ballroom
as she presided over her final
session Feb. 25 as president of
the Technology Student
Association in Florida. Every
student in the audience had
spent the previous three days
competing for state prizes in
one or more of 66 separate
events involving science, tech-
nology, engineering and math-
ematics concepts.
Some took home trophies
Sand pins, but every'student in
the room had won vital skills in
leadership, career enhance-
ment, team support and the con-
fidence to succeed in high
school and college or technical
training at the state competition
held at the Omni Resort con-
ference center on Amelia Island
TSA started in 1978 and cur-
rently numbers over 150,000'
students nationwide, including
24,000 in Flori8a. The program
fosters the skills and attitudes
students need to be leaders of
our state and nation for years to
come. TSA students come from
"chapters" in over 2,000 schools.
Nearly allTSA studeflts are like-
lytograduate from high school;
about 75 percent go on to col-
lege; nearly all the others enter
technical careers:
In addition to whatever tech-
nical skills they develop, TSA
students learn core leadership'
skills: communication, creative
thinking, critical thinking, deci-
sion making, ethics, evaluation,
organization, problem solving,
self-esteem and teamwork.
Local residents served as
judges for the 66 separate com-
p>etitions 'held. Competitions
were in topics such as solving
an engineering design problem,
creating a digital video on the
spot, using computer-aided
design techniques, competing
in the Tech Bowl knowledge

Aubrey Hudson, Florida Technology Student Association 2011-12 president, after the
awards presentation at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation last month.

quiz and many more. Topics
ranged from robotics to anima-
tronics, music production to
flight endurance, extempora-
neous presentations to parlia-
mentary procedure. I
Each competitive event had
many entries; judges selected
the "top 10" for a second round
of competition. These top 10
then were ranked in. order. For
example, Bob Bolan and Vince
Villani were judges for "leader-
ship strategies.'" Twenty-one
teams of three middle school
students each entered a large
room and were given 60 min-
utes to go from blank sheets of
paper to a written plan with
statement of the problem, a list
of possible solutions, analysis
of the likely cause of the prob-
lem, a plan of action, steps to
* implement.the plan, and meth-
i ods for evaluating the solution.
The problem, announced as
they started work, was "to cre-
ate a science contest for schools
in their region for which they
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Helmut Albrecht said, "The
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Presentation) was amazing."
Rick Traum judged the
Digital Video Production event,
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planned and produced a five-
minute video with the theme
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n't just provide the yideo itself
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entire notebook with the story-
board, script, permissions, lists
of hardware and software used,
reference materials, and many
other details. Judges looked .at
camera angles, music, lighting
and other techniques in addi-
tion to the theme, creativityand
So'.rall impression of the video
Evelyn McDonald, who
judged Community Service
videos from middle school
groups, noted that "at least two
of them 'were very advanced

considering the age." Alan
Donaldson said, "Of particular
note, for me, was the behavior,
dedication and courtesy dis-
played by the contestants.
Without exception, they were
nice,jnivplved kids." He judged
the high school student com-
petition. Technical Problem
DodnHughes, director of theq,
FSCJ' Betty Cook, Nassau
Center, judged tie Tech Bowl
contest and add4ti "It was a lot
of fun seeing young people at
their best."
Fernandin'i Beach Mayor
Arlene Filkoff judged Essays
on Technology; a middle-school
event. She reflected: "It is so
refreshing to see,young minds
who-still look at what could be
instead of 16oking at why they
shouldrtltry at all. They help to
recharge all our batteries!"
Aubrey Hudson has now
returned 'to her high school
classes. She also will review the
TSA judges' comments and
make subtle improvements to
her state-level prize winning
entries in preparation for the
National TSA competition in
Nashville in June. Her team won
one of the national events last
year ahd .Manatee County
schools led the nation at last
year's national finals. Her
involvement in 'SA has trans-
formned'ih~, .-ns of ti ,
sands of students like her. She'
now has the career and leader-
ship skills, poise, confidence
and experience that will last for
her lifetime and benefit an entire


More than 900 propertyowriers were represented
in person or by proxy ati 'f f annual meeting of
the Amelia Island Plantption Community Association
held last month at the Omni Executive Conference
Center. Among those-presenttwere, above, Gil
Langley, president and CEO, Amelia Island Tourist
Development Council, left, and TimDigby, managing
director, Omni Resort at Amelia Island Plantation,
and below, U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw, left,
and AIPCA President Lyn Rion.
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and Annette Stocker. In addition to Rion, board mem-
bers taking new positions were Judith Pines, vice
' president, and Steve Kaye, secretary. Bill Gingrich
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Spring: Mother Nature shows off

So I was driving home from work the other
day when I looked around and said to myself,
self, I don't think it's winter anymore. And I
don't think I was kidding myself, either.
In case you have been walking around with
your eyes closed, it seems like spring has sort
of sprung out all over in the past week or so.
First it was a few timid green buds here and
there, followed by pink and white explosions of
azaleas, which seem to delight in getting a
head start on other spring flowers. Now every-
thing's getting into the act, up to and,including
my jasmine. The air in the yard will soon be
filled up with its magical aroma, not to mention
the honeybees that are attracted to it in
Mother Nature is everywhere with her
palette of never-ending, never-clashing colors.
Can you imagine how people would react if you
showed up to work in pink, yellow, four shades
of green, a big dollop of red and some purple?
Your office mates would think you were
Freddie the Freeloader coming in for a job
interview or that you'd just plain lost your ever
' loving mind. Let me put on one color pants,.
another color shirt and yet another color socks
and someone will take me aside and ask me if I
dressed in the dark. But when Mama Nature
dresses a city block in the same colors, traffic
stops, cameras pop out and everyone oooohs
and aaaahs like spectators at the circus.
For some reason, Mother Nature just can't
go wrong when she picks her colors. One

S sh ade of one color seems to
blend artfully into one shade
of another, no matter how
bold. Remember the biblical
story of the Sermon on the
Mount and the lilies of the
field? "Not even Solomon was
arrayed like one of these."
Oh, I suppose Old Man
Winter could deal us one or
CUP OF two more cold slaps in the
JOE face. But it's not likely. The
sap's high in the trees and
everything is in procreation
Joe Palmer mode. I even saw a nesting
pair of blue birds the other
day. I can't tell you how long it's been since I
saw a bluebird and suddenly, there two were
right in front of me, dropping to the ground'in
flashes of crimson and blue to catch bugs and
carry them back up to the squeaking fledg-
lings in the raggedy nest they built in a palm
tree. I watched mesmerized for about 10 min-'
utes before going my way.
There's an.old saying about March: In like a
lamb, out like a lion. In like a lion, out like a
lamb. If that's true, I predict the month will end
on a sheepish note because, if I remember cor-
rectly, the early days of March were rather wet,
and raw.
It also means it's getting time for family
cookouts, trips to the beach, suntan lotion and
of course, the nasty little no-see-ums which

can show up and ruin an outing quicker than
you can say hot dog. One of my sons and his
wife and our grandson live nearby and we've
taken to having dinner together on Sunday
evenings at our house. Yesterday evening, I
fired up the grill and threw on some chicken to
barbecue while my wife made corn on the cob,
baked beans and a broccoli salad that she does
very well. In between chasing my toddler
grandson around the deck and keeping an eye
on the chicken, I made a big pitcher of ice tea
and sliced some good Chicago bread. By the
time the kids got off work and got to our house
for dinner, my wife and I were ready to set it on
the big teak table on our deck.:
I was already digging into the broccoli
salad when my son warned me, "Dad, we
haven't asked the blessing yet." I sheepishly
bowed my head and prayed, all the while think-
ing how good that barbecue chicken was going
to taste.
The food was heavenly; the conversation
was merry and there was much laughter, just
the way a family ineal ought to be. Of course,
my little grandson getting barbecued beans all
over his face and in his hair while trying to
feed himself had us allin stitches.
The sunset was divine, as only an island
sunset can be and We cleared the table just
before the first no-see-um arrived.
I'm thinking hot dogs this Sunday.


Pave parade for
In a Viewpoint March 16 John
Cascone asser'ts that the p6tanque
courts at the marina are somehow the
cause of reduced parking ,space for
boaters. And that it could get worse
in the future!
Sorry, not true. Here's the real
story. .
Early 2009, while scouting for a
place for our international ptanque
tournament, I drove into that lot one
and a half acres of prime, but quite
unkempt property, with a gorgeous
view, sitting empty 95 percent of the
time. Full only,on summer weekends
and during Shrimpfest. So I asked the
city if we could rent it for one weekend
in November. '
We paid for the crushed limestone,
landscape timbers and preparation.
The event was a tremendous success
and art eye opener for numerous resi-.
dents: so much so that the city found
that it would be a shame to tear up
and throw away everything, and left a
play area in the southwest corner. How
large?About 5 percent of the total sur-
face.lt would be temporary,'becaute a
new boat ramp was planned for that
very spot. Actually, by then the first
phase of the Waterfront park was,
already under way: boardwalk, sitting
areas, lawn, gazebo, looking better
every month.
That little corner of crushed stone'
,has proven a blessing: it allowed us to
start up a group of regular players and
has turned into a meeting place for 70
folks (and growing) who enjoy free,
competitive yet jovial outdoor enter-
tainment We do the upkeep. Others
also use'it for horseshoes and bocce.
Great. That's what public parks are all
about get off your couch and hang
out with (new) friends!
Mr. Cascone, you should come out
and join us one of these days. You'll
hardly find a locale with more laughter
and cheer per square foot This, morn-
ing, we were 46. Ladies and men, ages
12 to 77. All residents, I should add, to
allay your concerns. Some of them are
boaters too.
Meanwhile -for unrelated reasons
I, '

- the city decided that there will be
no new boat ramp. Consequently, when
the plans for the waterfront park were
being reworked, early 2012, we asked
the Waterfront Advisory Committee
to please provide some unpaved spots
in the park, so we can continue to play
there. They were very open to our sug-
Can ,our ever-larger annual
November tournament still be held
right there once the park will be fin-
ished? I hope so, but it's not up to
me/us to define the layout of so large
a public space to meet the needs of
one single event We'll worry about
that when the time comes.
In closing, I want to stress that I
have nothing but praise for all the city
officials and employees I have dealt
with. Friendly, receptive, helpful
always. I'd love to list them all, but that
would by far exceed the word limit!
Philippe Boets
PNtanque America
Fernandina Beach

On Tuesday, one of our beautiful
spring days, I had tlie pleasure 'ofvis-
iting old friends that live on Fernandina
Beach Golf Course. We wanted to enjoy
the spring day outside on the patio,
but unfortunately there is a large alli-
gator living in the lake. He was also
enjoying the spring day sunning very
near their patio;
We are all 70-plus years and don't
run fast therefore we stayed inside and
looked out.
Iwas told they have called everyone
about the gator to no avail.
Due to the litigiousness of our soci-
ety, I am amazed that the city has not
done anything about him. Mating sea-
son is here and the gator will become
more dangerous!
Virginia House
Kingsland, Ga.
I was encouraged by Joe Palmer's
column (March 16) as we continue to
bring this long hidden social problem
out from the closet. As a child in
school, I was the skinny ninth-grade

kid who was an easy target for the
thugs who roamed the halls looking for
a participant for their "locker crash-
ing game," as they called it The object
was to see how many times the same
student could be bounced off a locker
as a string of five or more seniors seri-
ally grabbed the ricochet and reintro-
duced him to the wall of lockers. I
remember how we tried to avoid the
hallway where we saw them coming,
and then the joy at growing enough
over the summer where I was no
longer an easy mark. t
SBullying is as-pervasive as ever and
today the resources for the bully have
increased with the advent of the
Internet Not relying on just face-to-
face confrontation, today's bully can
taunt the victim via Facebook and elec-
tronically encourage others to join the

torment. Now while Joe has high-
lighted this one issue, we find that our
teens today are really dealing,with
multiple issues as they attempt to tran-
sition from childhood to the adult life.
But just as the Internet can be a force
for evil, it also has the power for good.
'A local comhlitted citizen, Stan
,Cottle, has taken up the banner for
teens everywhere with his innovative
website, In Search of Me Cafe,
(www.insearchofmecafe.org). Content
on the site is intended for teens as they
struggle with the issues of bullying,
dating, scholastic pressure and avari-
ety of other preadolescent issues. He
has drawn together teens from around
the world, gathering their stories of
personal experience and those of their
close friends. Without editing, he sim-
ply lets them tell how they either~were

influenced by others or created strate-
gies to deal with the pressures expe-
rienced in the teen environment
The project has now taken an
important step forward and is being
used in curriculum form at the Miller
location of the Boys & Girls Club. Teen
usage of the center has increased as a
result of installing the equipment and
utilizing the program. Additionally,
there has been an evident increase in
confidence among the teens and awill-
ingness to share their experiences with
others. I encourage teens, parents of
teens and those adults who interact
with teens regularly to view the site.
Stan has poured his heart, soul and
resources into this project and could
use all of our support Art Shuster
Art Shuster
Fernandina Beach


Impact fees,

This newspaper has reported recently share the in
about changing county policy directions on are obliged
impact fees, mobility fees and concurrency effort to lear
rules that arose from the passage last spring their views.
of Florida House Bill 7207. The traffic concur- up with the r
rency program, in effect since 1985 and our elected
designed to put some order to the rapid in the coming
growth in Florida has been proven to be diffi- tions will ha
cult to administer and unfair to both develop- and the corn
ers and private property owners. Impact fees, the race for
while not unique in fast-growing states across "First, let's di
the country, effectively shifted some of the An impact
cost of infrastructure like roads, schools, charged to a
parks, fire and police and transportation from required to r
the county taxpayer to the homebuyer and the necessary t(
developer. Mobility fees are being recom- safely and in
mended by the state of Florida as a replace- ruled that de
ment for transportation concurrency. (Dunedin vs
When the Florida Legislature passed this necessary s(
new law it immediately disposed of accumulat- services, etc
ed years of rules in place from the 1985 ment. And
Growth Management Act (HB 7207). The new Impact fe
law called the Community Development Act but there ha
places much more responsibility on local coin- tion since 2(
munity leaders. This has to mean a lot to us as extended un
residents of Nassau County. for a morato
The slow-growth period of today is a good an impact fe
'time to take stock and not to move precipitous- the consume
ly until the important issues are well aired in Another is s
public. The development community, builders, tifiable whei
contractors, major real estate organizations opposing arg
and major landholders know where their inter- mous surplus
ests lie in this process. Residents who do not that has drive


terests of the builders and realtors
to step forward and make the
rn these new issues and express
Out of this dialogue we will come
right answers. The decisions of
leaders must be carefully reviewed
ig months because the new direc-
ve a big impact on both our taxes
npetitiveness of our community in
jobs and improved quality of life.
discuss impact fees.
ct fee is not a tax, but a fee that is
a developer for the additional costs
pay for necessary infrastructure
o make the development function
n the public interest. Courts have
developers can be charged
s. contractors, etc., 1975) for the
ewers, parks, roads, police and fire
:., required for a given develop-
not the broader taxpayer base.
;es remain in place by ordinance,
s been a moratorium on fee collec-
)08. This moratorium was recently
itil December 2012. One argument
rium is that the additional cost of
e to a builder increases the cost to
er, thus reducing the demand.
imply that impact fees are not jus-
n no houses are being built. The
gument is that we have an enor-
is in the housing market right now
ven home values down a significant

ic growth

amount and prices with it. With little demand
we do not need the county taxpayers, who are
already burdened with a recession, to subsi-
dize building unneeded new homes. And new
construction that should perchance occur will
need infrastructure and there will be costs.
The larger issue holds that once there is
renewed housing construction, realistic
impact fees need to be collected to pay for the
needed roads, schools, parks and sewers.
Across the state, virtually all 67 counties have
impact fees on the books. Impact fees range
from as low as $750 in some counties to over
$10,000 in others. Nassau County's fees run to
the lower part of that range.?
Impact fees for schools are separate and
currently run $3,726 per single family home.
Nearly half of Florida counties that have mora-
toriums in place use the same rationale as we
do in Nassau. The bottom line is simply that
without well calculated impact fees, all proper-
ty owners will bear the burden of infrastruc-
ture improvements that serve particular devel-
opments or school districts. As noted,
transportation concurrency and impact fees
for transportation may be replaced by a new
concept known as mobility fees. Just what is
A mobility fee program is seen as replacing
the transportationn concurrency rules which
have been in place since 1985. This concept
was judged to be fairer and importantly can
serve to reduce sprawl by a staggered fee
structure that provides Ice incentives for
development at the center of cities and towns
where population density is higher. Mobility
fees urge incorporation of pedestrian walk-
ways, bike trails and mass transit facilities by
providing for fee use to pay for them. There
are open questions about revenues from
mobility fees. Will they be enough to perform

and taxes

as advertised? Can they bring in revenue
equal to the transportation impact fees they
are designed to replace? How will the funds be
distributed when a transit or walkway system
crosses municipal boundaries of responsibili-
ty? And many other issues that will challenge
administrators during the start-up years.
The new metric for developing the mobility
fee is called a VMT, or Vehicle Miles Traveled.
This is very different from the old measure-
ment of a "trip" of a vehicle during a given
time of day. The "trip" approach required the
developer to build sufficient roadway infra-
structure to meet the stipulated Level of
Service standard for the road. But questions
about concurrency, shared funding and
differences of opinion with developers often
blurred the issues and made application diffi-
The county is now contemplating the first
important step in this process. A consultant
will be brought in to complete the mobility fee
approach, integrate this with the curreift
impact fee policy and, importantly, work within
the long-term vision for the county. The coun-
ty anticipates several months to prepare this
study. Since few consultancy firms have devel-
oped the expertise to work with the new
mobility concepts, it's worthwhile for all of us
to pay attention to the process and stay in
touch with our commissioners on it. We must
make sure that homeowners are the benefici-
aries of the new programs and ultimately not
responsible for the costs.
The Amelia Island Association intends to
create several fora to follow thli issue as it
Peter Johnson is a director ofthe Amelia
Island Association and member, f th,, county
task ftrce on impact fies and concurrency. The
views expressed here are his own.

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first annual Concorso
Atlantico was held on a cool
and breezy day at theOmni
Amelia Island Plantation's
Oak Marsh golf links with 34
Italian vehicles displayed on
the marsh-lined 9th fairway.
An estimated 500 spectators
toured the show field and
they were treated to a display
of marques ranging from a
1959 Ferrari-250 GT PF to a
stunning 2011 Ferrari 458
Italia along with several Alfa
Romeo and Fiat racers.
The People's Choice
Award went to a locally
owned Ferrari 458 Italia, and
Co-Chairman Awards went to
an Alfa Romeo "Sebring
Spider" and a Ferrari 360
Challenge:Stradale. The win-
ning Ferrari will be put to
canvas by automotive artist
Joe Burns of Minnesota;
Burns-sketched the car dur-
ing the show and gave a mini-
portrait to the owner as a per-
sonal keepsake of the event.
A full-size portrait, suitable
for,framing, will be sent to
the winner upon its comple-
tion. Ferrari of Central
Florida brought fiye cars for
the field display, which
included three Maseratis and
two Ferraris.
"Foorour first time, we all'
were very pleased with the
turnout ahd I'd like to thank
the car owners, the Omni for
their great support, the




Donna Bonet, professor,
author, business owner and
project management profes-
sional will be speaking at this
month's American Business,
Women's Association meeting..
Her topic will include:
Applying the Machiavellian
Theory to Leadership, How
important is Communication,
and Personal
Over the
past 25 years,
Bonet has
earned a repu-
tation as a
dynamic pre-
senter, instruc-
tor, manage- Bonet
ment consultant
and thoughtful
leader. Her focus is providing
students and organizations
alike with rigorous and chal-
lenging education and training,
with an emphasis on project
management and organization-
al behavior. She helps promote
leaders, teams, and students
through innovative course
work and stimulating'projects;
formulated on personal deci-'
siveness, best business prac-
tices, emerging trends and the
use of technology.
This month's meeting will
be held on Thursday at 6 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Course. Tickets are $15 and
include a buffet dinner. To
RSVP contact Esther Schindler
at 491-5790 or
To learn more visit
www.8flagsabwa.org or like
ABWA on Facebook at ABWA
Eight Flags Charter Chapter.

More than 30 Italian vehicles are displayed on the 9th fairway of the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation's Oak Marsh golf links during the Concorso Atlantico March 3.

Amelia Island Plantation
home owners, our volunteers
and all of our vendors for
coming out," said Ken Perry,
Concorso Atlantico chair- .
man, in a press release. "And,
I am especially grateful to
Omega Motorsports of
Jacksonville for their support
of the event from the early
planning stages through
show day. The feedback we
have received is urging
us to do it again next year
and we are looking forward
kto being bigger and better in
Dave DiSalvo, director of
resort sales for the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation,
said, "All of us at the Omni
agree that this was a fantastic
first-time event and the

groundwork has been laid
down to make for a signifi-
cant event in the coming
years. We are excited about
the future and will support it
in any way we can.
Congratulations to the
Concorso team for all of their
hard work!"
Concorso Atlantico's
Board of Directors has identi-
fied several local charities for
donations, including the
Wounded Warriors Project,
the Fernandina Beach-based
Shop With Cops program
and the American Red Cross.
Perry added, "Our theme
was charities that keep us
safe locally with the Shop
With Cops program that
matches a police officer with
'a child for a Christmas shop-

ping trip; regionally with the
Red Cross; and around the
world with Wounded
Warriors. We feel it is para-
mount that monies generated
from the event stay in the
local community to help
deserving organizations
carry out their mission."
The next Concorso
Atlantico is scheduled for
Saturday, March 9, 2013, at
the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation's Oak Marsh' Golf
Course. Vehicle registrations
are now being accepted for
the 2013 event. Visit
www.concorsoatlantico.org to
learn more or email ques-
tions to ken@concorsoatlanti-
co.org or chris@concorsoat-
lantico.org or call (904)


Talisman exhibit
Florida State College Betty P Cook
Nassau Center announces a new gallery
exhibit, Talismans of the .W
Far East, featuring 24 reli-
gious talismans from the
collection of Professor
James Kemp, who teaches
Asian Humanities at the i
college. The collection,
obtained from Taoist, r
Buddhist, and Shinto tem-
ples in Taiwan, Korea,
. Japan and Southeast Asia, includes both
wood block prints and a few stone rubbings
and painted talismans on cloth or paper.
Talismans are believed to protect the owner
from a host of ills caused by ghosts and
other supernatural creatures.
The Nassau Center is located at 76346
William Burgess Boulevard, Yulee. Call 548-
4432. The exhibit runs through March 30.
Nature printing
A Nature Printing Worksh9p with
instructor Diane Hamburg will be held
March 24 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second St. Fee is $40.
The artist (n-training or.experienced)
will apply paint using a soft brayer to plant
specimens and feathers and press the paint-
ed item onto fabric or paper. Student must
bring: fabric (pale colored preferred),
washed and dried without softener T-
shirts, old sheets, napkins, bandanas (from
the Walmart craft section); assortment of
papers if you want to print on papers; and an
apron. Optional: an old towel and pillowcase
will make a great printing board.
Pre-payment required. Email dianeham-
burg@comcast.net or call 261 9229.
The Save the Ferry Task Force and the
city of Atlantic Beach are sponsoring an
exhibit of paintings and photographs of the
St Johns River Ferry and river; March 31
through April 6, with an opening reception
on March 31 from 6-8'p.m. The local artists'.
exhibit at the Adele Grage Cultural Center,
716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, will empha-
size the importance of preserving the ferry.
A portion of the proceeds will assist the
effort to keep the ferry operating across the
St Johns River.
The exhibit is open weekdays from 8
a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Visit

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Oil portrait dass
"Painting Living Portraits in Oil" with
instructor Roberta Carter Clark will be held
at the Island Art Association Education
Center, 18 N. Second St., ftom 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 as well as many
other publications. She has taught painting
from coast-to-coast and 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 model-
ing fee. Space is limited. To register call
Barbara Fuller, 277-1553, or email dick-
Memories exhibit
Seventh Street Gallery invites you to a
reception for artist Jose Garcia, entitled
"Memories of Josephine Baker." -,
In this suite of vibrant paintings, he cele-
brates Baker's magnetic free spirit, passion
for life and exotic beauty as he fondly
remembers her. Garcia will also be auto-
graphing a limited edition hardcover book,
Memories of Josephine Baker, with high
quality glossy prints on every page, accom-
panied on facing pages with Baker quotes
and historical annotations by Carol Sullivan.
Join the gallery at 14 S. Seventh St.
(across from Lulu's)on Friday or Saturday,
April 13-14 from 5-8 p.m. For questions,
directions, or to arrange an alternate view-
ing times, call 432-8330.
A Storytelling with Linocut workshop
with instructor Ann Howden will be held
April 16 and 23 from 9 a.m.-noon at the
Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St. Fee
is $50 for two lessons, all materials fur-
This is a continuation of an earlier class
so someexperience in linocut is recom-
mended. Continue to learn how to carve and
print linoleum blocks and put together a
series of images to tell a story. This could be
a retelling of a short piece from a favorite
author, a memoir about a family member or
a retelling of a nursery rhyme. Simple book
structures will be presented. Call Anne at

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Sarah Elizabeth Beal, Beal has been named to the
Fernandina Beach High dean's list every semester she
School Class of 2010, has has attended the university.
been named to the dean's list She is the daughter of
at Florida State University for Leigh and David Beal of
the fall semester 2011. Fernandina Beach and has an
A junior English major in anticipated graduation date of
the Honors College at FSU, December 2013.


Kayla M. Johnson of Maternal grandmother is ,
Jacksonville announces the Susan E. Hicks of Yulee.
birth of a son, Parker Great-grandparents are
Seymour Johnson, born Brantley and Frances Russell
March 21, 2012, at Baptist of Lawtey. Great-great-grand-
Medical Center Nassau. The parents are Frank and
baby weighed 6 pounds and Elizabeth Dowlingl3 of
measured 21 inches in length. Columbia, S.C.

Deadline for wedding Information and photos
Is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior to publication op Friday. A brief
announcement of the wedding engagement or ceremony
will be published free of charge. Additional Information way
run at a fee of $6.34 per column Inch. A photograph of the
bride or couple may be submitted and will run free at one
column by 2 1/2 Inches. Larger photos will b4 charged a fee
of 86.34 per column Inch. Call 261 -3696 for Information.

Community event
Memorial United
Methodist Church, 601
Centre St., will host "Easter at
the Church," a free communi-
.ty celebration on April from
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy an Easter
egg hunt, organized by age
group, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.,
photos with the Easter Bunny
at 10-a.m., bounce houses and
food. Park at the Nassau
County School Board offices
at 1201 Atlantic Ave. (across
from Central Park), free of
charge. Shuttle bus service to
the church will begin at 9:30
a.m. Invite your friends and
neighbors. All are welcome.
Lenten cantata
This year the Amelia
Plantation Chapel Choir and
Orchestra, under the direc-
tion of Don Edwards, will
present "Covenant of Grace"
by Joseph M. Martin. Each
movement of this cantata is
intended to celebrate the
promises and covenants of
God. Through the use of nar-
ration 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 pow-
, erful love of the Savior. All are
welcome. Amelia Plantation
Chapel is located at 36
Bowman Road. Call 277-4414,
visit www.ameliachapel.com
or facebook.com/
Live Lent in a new way this
year. It's not easy to find a
quiet place in today's world,
but one is waiting for you at
St. Michael's Catholic Church
on North Fifth and Broome
streets. Taiz6 prayer is a
short service that includes
simple chants sung repeated-
ly, a short period of silence
for reflection and prayers of
praise and intercession. St.
Michael's Taiz6 ensemble
invites all to attend on March
26 at 7 p.m. for a half hour of
subdued music, simple
prayers and blessed silence.
Stripped of distractions, meet
yourself and the Lord in a
new Way to lead to a richer
Lenten life. All welcome.
Tenebrae service
Memorial UMC Chancel
Choir will present a cantata
Tenebrae: A Service of
Darkness by Hal Hopson on
April 1 at 8;30 a.m.-and 11
a.m. at 601 Centre St. The
service will open with a fes-
tive Palm Sunday procession-
al and end with a reflective
commemoration of the final
hours of Jesus Christ on
Earth. The gradual extin-
guishing of candles portrays
the diminishing light of the
world as Christ was departing
it. The choral work will be
accompanied by string quar-
tet and oboe. Call 261-5769.'
Passion Narrative'
Join Amelia Plantation
Chapel on Palm Sunday, April
1, as the Chapel Choir pres-
ents 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
Concertwith a Cause
Memorial United
Methodist Church, 601
Centre St., will host its next
Concert with a Cause on April

1 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Experience the drama and
days leading up to Easter with
an upclose encounter with
Judas, portrayed by the Rev.
Lee Weaver.
A love offering willbe
taken in support of the, cause,
. the United Methodist
Children's Home. The pro-
gram is free and the public is-
invited. Call 261-5769.
Franklintown United
"Methodist Church at
American Beach invites fami-
ly and friends to join them as
they prepare for Holy Week
and Easter Sunday services
and honor God for how great
He has been in their lives all
Holy Week services begin
at 7 p.m. April 5 and April 6.
Easter Sunrise Service will
begin at 6:30 a.m. April at
Burney Park on historic
American Beach. Sunrise
Breakfast will be served
'immediately following at the
church's Fellowship Hall on
Lewis Street. Sunday Easter
Worship Service will begin at
9:30 a.m. Franklintown looks
forward to worshipping with
the community as they cele-
brate a risen Christ.
First Baptist Church of
Fernandinia Beach will hold a
Maundy Thursday, Silent
Communion, on April 5 at 6
p.m. On Easter Sunday, April
8, a Sonrise Service will be
held at 6:30 am. at Peters
Point, followed by Life
Groups at 9 a.m. and the
Morning Service at First
Baptist at 10:15 a.m., with the
' Worship Choir presenting
"Your Great Name A
Worship Event Lifting Up The
Name Of Jesus." Visit
or call,261-3617.
Resurrection Day is
approaching and in honor of
the sacrifice made by Jesus
there will be a cross bearing
prayer crusade on April 7.
Cross and sign bearderswill
walk and pray for the commu-
nity, county and region in a
visual testimony of what they
believe as saints of the most
high God. To participate or
for information contact
Evangelist Lois Cook at (904)
624-3501 or allforhisglo-
Sunrise service
The East Nassau
Ministerial Association's ecu-
menical Easter Sunday
Sunrise Service will be held at
Fort Clinch State Park at 7
a.m. April 8, with many local
pastors participating. Park in
the parking area closest to
the fort. All are welcome and
Easter Sunday
Celebrate the resurrection
of the Lord with Amelia
Plantation Chapel on Sunday,
April 8. There, will be three
services, the first on the
beach in front of the Ocean
Club, Omni Amelia Island
Plantation, followed by two
services in the chapel at 9:15
and 11:15 a.m. Join the cele-
bration 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 face-


FRIDAYMARCH 23,2012/News-Leader



Learner's permits, driver's licenses and waiting until it's time

As a kid, I did some dumb things.
I pray telling you this story won't be
another one to add to my list.
I guess I was about 15 years old
when it happened. Though I don't
remember if I had my learner's per-
mit, I am sure I didn't have a driver's
license. As I sat in our full-size fami-
ly car, a taupe colored Mercury
Cougar, while my mom ran into
the local Sears and Roebuck store,
my desire to drive got the best of
With keys dangling from the igni-
tion, no doubt so I could listen to the
radio, and at least a,10-minute win-
dow before my mom would return,
the less.than sagacious thought
slipped into my mind. I'll just start
the car, do a quick loop around the
parking lot and pull back in before

mom comes back, I
told myself. Little
did I know that my
tour of the parking
S lot would end in
sheer terror.
As I rounded
the corner and
headed back
toward my spot,
PULPIT another car pulled
NOTES into it. I'm now con-
vinced God Himself
was driving that
Pastor 'car. Frantic, I
Rob Goyette looked for a space
nearby but there
was none available. Though not a
religious person at that time, as I
drove, I prayed. Interesting how that
works, isn't it? When I finally found.

a place kind of near my original one,
my prayer life had risen to the level
of sainthood; I'm sure of it. For me,
the fact that I'm still alive is proof.
While telling a story like this
feels almost as risky as what I did
that day I'd hate to lose your
respect as a pastor the fact of the
matter is, I learned a lesson that just
maybe can help someone who's con-
templating the same kind of unwise
I'm talking spiritually about leav-
ing the place where God has parked
you. Sadly, I've watched it happen
many times. Inevitably when we
back out of our spot and make the
proverbial loop around the parking
lot, what we find when we get back
is usually not what we expected;
especially when we've been driving

without permission.
Now I realize there are those
who don't agree, but taking the
wheel into your own hands simply
because you're tired of waiting,
more often than not, lands you in
places you'd rather not be..
For me, I've had to learn a few
things the hard way. Waiting is one
of them. From purchasing stuff too
quickly,;to reaching for-things that I
was not yet qualified for, as a young
man, my inability to wait cost me
more than I like to admit.
Thankfully, not all the decisions
I've made have been bad. After expe-
riencing the superior pleasure of
driving with God's permission, I've
reap-ed some incredible rewards.
Included are things like an amazing
wife, a family that's off the chart, a

congregation like no other, a voca-
tion beyond satisfying and the list
goes on and on.
In the end, it's easy to map the
reason for those blessings to
the lesson I learned that day in the
parking lot of Sears and Roebuck.
Not leaving your place and learning
to wait for God are by far two of the
most important lessons life has to
"Wait on the Lord: be of good
courage, and He shall strengthen
your heart: wait, I say, on the Lord."
(Psalm 27:14)
"He has made everything beauti-
ful in His time ..." (Ecclesiastes
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center

Debt retirement event
Blackrock Baptist Church's Sounds of
Celebration 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 includeFarrell 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 at the
end of the concert. All procqeds will be applied
to the debt retirement fhidn The church is
located at 96362 Blackrock Road, Yulee. Call
261-6220 or visit www.blackrockbaptist.com.
All members, friends and visitors, Prince
Chapel A.M.E. Chapel of Nassauville will spon-
sor a Gospel Fest at 6.p.m. on March 25.
Choirs are asked to visit and participate if pos-
sible. Call Charles Albert, stewaMd, at 261-4113.
The Rev. Pauline Tucker, pastor.
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 song
and praise.
S~;Petes'sjEpiscopal Chumrh offers'ai Celtic i
Service the fourth Sundayibf each month. This
music filled, candlelit, peaceful, contemplative
service filled with the opportunity for medita-
tion is open to the entire community. Dress is
casual The next service will be held March 25
'at 6 p.m. For information call 261-4293.
Youth walk-a-thonll
All youth groups are invited 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
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 registration packages
and more information at 583-8466.-
Taste Latin American traditional food as La

Tierra Prometida (The Promise Land), 416
Alachua St., Fernandina Beach, hosts a dinner
featuring an array of Hispanic dishes from
Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Purto Rico and
Uruguay on March 31 startingat 5 p.m.
Admission is free though donations for the
building fund of the Spanish ministry are hap-
pily accepted. For information call 349-2595.
Pancake breakfast
Blackrock Baptist Church will sponsor a
pancake breakfast 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. Proceeds will be used for the
church's building fund. Tickets available at the
door or in advance at the church office, 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 mat-
zoball soup, choice of chicken or fish with pota-
toes and vegetables, and lemon sorbet with
berries for dessert. For more information and
to makeYeservations and entree selections,
email Debbie Price at deb203@aol.com or call
her at 310-6060.

Community Baptist Church, 8532 Winona
Bayview Road, Yulee, will host a revival nightly
at 6 p.m. April 9-13 with Evangelist Curtis
Jones of Maryville, Tenn. Call 225-0809 for
;,,;inform ation i,, .... ... ......... .
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, photog-
raphers, 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 UMW, including many
in Nassau County. Admission is free. For infor-
mation call Gail at 491-3713.
YBC Food Pantry
Yulee Baptist Church Fodd 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 information
call 225-5128.


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The students at Fernandina Beach Christian Academy celebrated National Read
Across America Day at the school last.week. The students dressed up as their
favorite book character on Dr. Suess Day, above.


Emma Love Hardee elementary School students, parents, faculty and members
from Memorial United Methodist Church recently participated in a school beautifi-
cation project at the school, weeding, pruning, sweeping and making Emma Love
look wonderful

Sunday School .............................. 9:30 am
Sunday Worship................................ 45 pm
Wednesday AWANA........ 5 pm
Wednesday Bible Study. 6.36 pn
Pastor:BOd Long
941017 Old Nassauville Road Cowty Rd-;07 South
SFernandina Beach, FL32034;

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,

'Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30aam
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services ,
Small group studies-Adults 6pmr
Wednesday Prayer Sert-vice 6:30pmr
Preschool and Children Activities
Concr of Buccncer Tr. & GClbing Rolu, Fc.nmndinn ekh
For More Information Call: 261-9527

9 ***' CHAPEL
Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffAlA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
f wr"wam ellaiaplan rhomIa

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass -4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am 9:30am 11am -12:30 pm
Daily Mass- 8:30 am Mon.,Wed., Thurs & Fri.
6 pn- Tbesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm;'Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephena Numben:s
Parillh Oirce: 904-261-3472, Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-277-666

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship
SAT ..6:00 pm
SUN .930am
WED ..7:00pm
Youth, Nursery
& Childrens' Ministries
,,,, ... 321-2117
On AMA 1 mile west ol Amelia Island
www.Lgvin WatersOutreach.org
Join us LIVE on the Web Sunday

New Vision
Church, UCi:
Worship Sundays%
at 10:00 am
,'11074 Clie.ler Road in 'ukei
N M. \leCoaongL. gLAlOla"li-,r'. I ..,rt
904 -225-0539

Innovate Style, aontmW ay t Msi
Pastor Mike Kwlatkowskl
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KIdKrodible Childre'n Ministrios
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connecting wil' Chdst..,
Connseing wtA Poop.


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

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

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sn, Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday iNew Members Cass 9 a.m.
Sundatdy School 9:00 am.
Morning Worship 10:30 a.mn. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer ,
Wednesi day Mid-week Service 7-9 p.mn.Minisrres:
Itus &1 In, Couples, Singles, Iouth


Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kd 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Group Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
6971 Hart Rd., Wt 904.226 612
klA., FL 3097 Fax 226.060

Sunday School .............. 9:4SA.M.
Worship Service......... ..... 10SA.M.
Dlsdpleship Training ......... &OORM.
Evening Worship ............ &OORM.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... &6OORM.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnlevlew Road a E m t Aer M.)
904-21-4615 (church office)
Nursery provided

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

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Serviceo 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5:00 7:00 pm
Wednesday Sarvice 7:00 pm
Nursery Provided

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes Youl
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantlc I F
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
&15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall "V
9%00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11 00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday


ColmporyWaMp .. 146am in Maxwell Hall
S s bembakay.........945m in Youth Center
Suv1a1So"hlfor alaeas.......9:45am&llam
wgiai y e (Aua*i..... 8t:ipm0pm

Dow0cant CFercadin m
Sunday Holy Commurdon 8:00 &10:00 am
5th Sunday Morning Prayer- 10:00 am
Sunday Children's Bible Class- 10:00 am
Wednesday HolyCommunion-12:15pm
Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park across fromYMCA))
904-491-6082 InBvl'illItiBli Al lk(rg
We use the lurgy front Ie 1920 Book oi Co iein ni r

Community Baptist
85326 WInona Bayview Road
Yulea, FL
Bro,. Hartford Peoples, Pastor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship ..... 11:00 am
Evening Worship ...... 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer .... .6:00 pm
Bible Study-Thursdays... 10:00 am
"Sering the Lord With Gladness"


SWorship this week

l -at the place of your choice



FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012/News-Leader

rnul'- 01 D nB a Y BELAW V/UI.I tLK R LNVrV rH -fl M lJC'
County Extension Director/Horticulture Agent Rebecca
Jordi, center, discusses the importance of removing cir-
cling roots when planting a new crape myrtle, to prevent
decline and potential loss of the tree in 3-5 years, at the
Lowe's Garden Day in Yulee last month.

Garden Day bountful

for Extension Service

For the News-Leader
Rebecca Jordi, County
Extension Director and '
Horticulture Agent,
announced the generous in-
kind donations of Lowe's of
Fernandina Beach/Yulee, The
Scott Company and Bayer in
support of the Nassau County
Demonstration Gardens.
In partnership with one of
its nursery vendors, Lowe's is,
donating six Crape Myrtle
trees to Nassau County
Extension Service
Understanding the mature
heights of these trees can help
in determining how they can
be used in the home and com-
mercial landscapes. Two of
the Crape Myrtle trees are
"Natchez," which grow to 30
feet tall; two are "Muskogee"
and two are "Tuscarora" The
latter two varieties reach more
than 20 feet at maturity. All
three of the cultivars have
"good to excellent" resistance
to powdery mildew and are
wonderful additions to any
landscape in Nassau County.
P"' .s for the treps-.nclude.
instaaition at the James S
Page Governrmental Complex,
where the Nassau County -
Demonstration Gardens and
"Trees for Urban Settings".
collection are located.
On behalf of The Scotts
Company,,Ted Hammock
donated over 30 bags of
Miracle-Gro Garden Soil. The
soil will be used at the Nassau
County Fruit Demonstration
Garden, located at the Yulee
Extension office. Plans are
under way to build a fourth
raised bed for the fruit tree
"Miracle-Gro's Palm and
Citrus Garden Soil is perfect
for our raised beds. The for- -
mula permits adequate
drainage. We are grateful to
The Scott Company for its
generosity. This will enable us
to add a naval orange and a fig
tree to our collection. We'll
use Miracle-Gro's Rose
Garden Soil to amend the soil
for our Rose collection," stat-
ed Jordi.' -
Lead merchandiser for
Bayer Advanced products,
Stephanie Gallegos donated a
supply of Bayer Tree and

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'The best reason for
selecting the right cul-
tivar is that there is
little, if any pruning
required Crape myr-.
tles can be nearly
Everyone loves to
save time and money
. in maintaini-ng their

Shrub Care, 3-in-1 Rose Care,
and other insecticide products
for use in the Extension's
Demonstration Gardens.
The donations took Rlace
at the Lowes Garden Day
'event last month. "Our first,
. Garden Day has been .a huge
success. Our customers bene-
fited from lots of information
Sto'hplpjthcmn ngfe thc i M ht
choices for thelr lan bcapes
We will definitely make this an
annual event," said Lamar
. Bryant, manager of Lowe's of
Jordi conducted a class on
crape myrtles to teach, home-
owners proper pruning prac-
tices for crape myrtles. With
the various cultivars, there's a
crape myrtle whose mature
size will work in your land-
scape -from 12 inches to 40
feet, crape myrtles offer a vari-
ety of choices.
"The best reason for select-
ing the right, cultivar is that
there is little, if any pruning
required. Crape myrtles can
be nearly maintenance-free!
Everyone loves to save time
and money in maintaining
their landscape," added Jordi,
who is also an ISA-certified
For more information'
about the UF/IFAS Nassau
County Horticulture pro-
grams as well as other pro-
grams offered by the County
Extension Service, visit their
website at
ex.html; or call (904) 879-1019

Lessons fun at kid

Teaching children a lifelong
hobby, instilling appreciation
for the marine environment
and providing a fun, family out-
ing are the objectives for
Saturday's Kids' Fishing Clinic
in Fernandina Beach.
The Florida Fish and.
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) will offer
a free Kids' Fishing Clinic for
children between the ages of 4
and 16 on Saturday at Fort
Clinch State Park, from 9 a.m.
to noon. Advance registration
is not requ'ed.

This free clinic enables
young people to learn the
basics of environmental stew-
ardship, fishing ethics, angling
skills and safety. In addition,
environmental displays will
offer participants a unique
chance to experience Florida's
marine life firsthand.
Kids' Fishing Clinics strive
for several goals, but the main
objective is to create respon-
sible marine-resource stewards
by teaching children about the
vulnerability of Florida's
marine ecosystems. In addi-

s' fishing
tion, organizers hope to teach
fundamental saltwater fishing
skills and provide participants
a positivefishing experience.
Fishing equipment and bait
will be provided for kids to use
during the clinic, but organiz-'
ers encourage children who
own fishing tackle to bring it. A
limited number of rods and
reels will be given away to par-
ticipants upon completion of
the clinic.
If conditions allow, partici-
pants will have the opportuni-
ty to practice their new skills

and fish from the pier. This
event is a photo catch-and-
release activity, and. an adult
must accompany all partici-
Individuals or companies
interested in helping sponsor
this event or volunteering at
the clinic should call FWC's
Nancy Fisher at 850-488-6058.
To find out more on taking
a kid fishing, go to
MyFWC.com/ Fishing


Members of Cummelia. attended a garden and gallery
tour and lunch at the Cummer Museum of Art and
Gardens recently. The curator-led tours.of the perma-
nent collection and the gardens, highlighted the muse-
um's Impressionism-inspired works, giving the group an
overview of the new Impressionist exhibit from the High
Museum of Art from Atlanta. Opened to the public in
Febrfiary, the exhibition continues until May 6.
Cummelia continues to support The Cummer in many
ways and just finished a major campaign raising $8,000
for outreach in Nassau County Schools, sending 800
third graders to The Cummer for a day of art apprecia-
tion and projects. New members are always welcome.
For more information contact Jane Brown at cess-
na3982@aol.com or Mary Ellen Ledwin at
nalme@aol.com. Left, Patricia Shannon and Judy Pillans
t*e-a seat in the gardens. Above, from left, are Bobbie ..
Post, Pat Henderson and Gigi,Feazel.


Master Gardener volunteer
Mary Chudzynski, seated
left, Extension Director/
Horticulture Agent Becky
Jordi and Master Gardener
volunteer Jane Brown (par-
tially hidden) enjoy their
interaction with two visi-
tors to the information
booth at Epcot last week.
The International Flower & ,
Garden Festival brings
thousands of people from
across the country. County
Extension offices take "
turns providing coverage
for the information booth;
where people stop by with
horticultural questions.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23.2012 NEWS News-Leader

Taking pride in detailing cars

News I,eader

Raymond Wilson is a happy man.
"I started out 10 months ago with one
water hose, a bucket and a bottle of dish
soap and now look ..." Wilson gestures to
the tiny office and adjacent storage building
'that now comprise Wilson Professional
Originally located across from Lowe's,
thebusiness moved because that property
was not zoned commercial.
"I'd like to say a big thank you to
Kenneth Waye for giving me my stai-t
there," said Wilson, who believes the move
turned out to be a good thing because now
he feels like he's found the perfect spot.
"I want to give thanks to Trisha who
owns the fruit stand and Rick Davis, too, for
helping me get situated here," he said of his
new location next to Lofton Creek Seafood
at'463481 SR 200.

^^^^ Yulee s,


'Wilson Professional Detailing was created
with the goal in mind of bringing superior car
detailing services to the Yulee area.

"As a member of the community, I take schools and community groups who would
pride in servicing the residents of my home- like to raise funds through a car wash.
town. I am amazed to see the growth Wilson servicescars, trucks, RVs, boats,
through the years and ecstatic to be a part motorcycles and airplanes using avarjety of
of the economic expansion." specially formulated chemicals, including
Once drafted by the Los Angeles headlight restorer and a fine detailing bent
Dodgers, Wilson'left baseball because of an brush.
arm injury. Construction work was his next "I'm very precise when it comes to detail-
endeavor but this was left behind in favor of ing," said Wilson. "I do each vehicle item by
opening his own business, item."
"My motto is: May your car shine as Scheduled appointments are preferred,
bright as your smile. I like seeing people but drive-in appointments are welcomed.
smile when they see how good their car Of all those who have helped him along
looks after I detail it. That's what I live for the way, Wilson says the majority of his
is that smile." appreciation goes to God.
Wilson says he tries to keep his prices "I give all praise to Him because I know
affordable, offering services ranging from He's had His hand in this. I know He sends
$20 all the way up to $150. He. also offers these people my way."
senior citizen and military discounts. Business hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
The venue is available to churches, Monday-Saturday. Phone 624-3193.

Pay tax bill now

If you have not paid
your 2011 property'tax bill,
there is still time to make the
payment before a late
charge of 3 percent is assessed
April 1.
"Each year, we issue
reminder notices to alert
property owners to please
make their tax payment or
incur a three-percent penalty,"
said Tax Collector John M.
Drew. "I encourage taxpayers
who have, riot paid to
please remit payment no later
than March 31 to avoid,
the state-mandated late penal-
Payments to the Tax
Collector are accepted:
** Online at www.nas-
sautaxes.com, click on
"Property Taxes Pay Now."
By mail: 86130 License
Road, Suite 3, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034.
At Tax Collector offices
in Callahan, Fernandina
Beach, Hilliard and Yulee.
This year, property tax.
collection rates are up 1 per-

cent over the same period last
year, Drew noted. "It says
a lot about Nassau County cit-
izens that even during
challenging times, more of us
paid our taxes on time this
year," -Drew said. "Eighty-
seven percent of the tax
roll has already been collect-
If paying online, the credit
card processing company
charges a 2.5 percent conven-
ience fee, but the Tax
Collector's Office receives no
portion of the fee.. Electronic
checks, or E-checks, are avail-
able free of processing
charges. For VISA Debit cards,
the rate is a flat $3.95 as,
required by VISA. Other debit
cards are charged the 2.5 per-
cent fee.
If mailing, please be
advised that the U.S. Postal
Service postmark will apply.
The envelope must be
postmarked no later than
March 31 or the 3 percent
penalty will be added to the
tax bill.

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The FBHS Lady Pirates hosted Yulee Tuesday. Yulee won. Pictured, clockwise from top left, Yulee pitcher Kara lIeasley, Lady Pirate hurler
Darby Lane, a ady Hornet oen route to third base,FjHS outfie r rittgay Iqr,e.)uccfirst baRe' d 3 i y &eft filder
Alexis Blue.

Fort hosting free

Teaching child
long hobby, instil
ation for our maria
ment and providir
family outing are
tives for Saturday
Fishing Clinic ini:
The Florida Fi
Wildlife Conserva
Commission will
Kids' Fishing Clii
dren ages 4-16MT
take place at Fort
State Park from 9
noon. Advance re
not required..
. This free clinic
young people to 1
basics of environs
hardship fishing e
angling skills and
addition, environs
plays will offer pa
unique chance to
Florida's marine 1
Kids' Fishing (
for several goals,
main objective is
responsible maril
stewards by teach
dren about the vu

fishing clinic
iren a life- of Florida's marine ecosys-
ling appreci- teams.
ine environ- In addition, organizers
ng a fun, hope to teach fundamental
the objec- saltwater fishing skills and
's Kids' providelparticipants a positive
Fernandina fishing experience.
Fishing equipment and
sh and. bait will be provided for kids
atioh to use during the clinic, but
offer a free organizers encourage chil-
nic for chil- dren who own fishing tackle
he clinic will to bring it. Limited number
t Clinch of rods and reels will be given
ai.m. to' away to participants upon
gistration is completion of the clinic.-
S. If conditions allow, partici-
c enables pants will have the opportuni-
earn the ty.to practice their new skills
mental stew- and fish from the pier.
this, This event is a photo
safety. In catch-and-release activity, and
mental dis- an adult must accompany all
rticipants a participants.
experience Individuals or companies
ife firsthand. interested in helping sponsor
Clinics strive this event or volunteering at
but the the clinic should call FWC's
to create -Nancy Fisher at 850-488-6058.
ne-resource To find out more on taking
thing chil- a kid fishing, go to
ilnerability MyFWC.com/Fishing.

Hornet girls, Pirate boys

win track and field meet

Yulee High School hosted
Fernandina Beach and West
Nassau high schools in a '
track and field meet March
15. '
The Yulee girls won with
88 points, beating Fernandina
Beach (74) and West Nassau
(61). The FBHS boys were
winners with 93 points, edg-
ing West Nassau (92) and
Yulee (56).
Chi of FBHS (85 feet 10
inches) won for the girls dis-
cus throw. Glover of Yulee
won-the girls shot put (28-9).
Yulee's Jake Litecky, with
a 5-8, won for the boys high
Fernandina won the girls
4x800 (15:52.20)' and the boys
4x800 (9:38.04). Yulee was
second in both.
Smith (FB, 19.01) won the
girls 100m hurdles; Litecky
won the boys title (16.22).

Taylor Sweet (FB, 6:31.7)
won the girls 1600m and
Kirkendal (FB, 5:00.4) won it
for the boys.
The FBHS.girls won the
4xl00m with a time of 54.62.
Hathaway of Yulee
(1:06.44) won the girls 400m
and Robert Beach (54.31)
won it for the boys.
Yulee swept the 800m with
Peterson taking first for the
.girls (2:48.47) and Tyler
(2:12.84) winning it for the
Garzon of Yulee, with a
time of 15:04, won the girls
3200m. Hewitt (FBHS) had a
time of 11:58 to win the boys
Yulee also swept the
4x400m with the girls win-
ning in five minutes and the
boys winning in 3:53.91.
The county meet was
Thursday in Callahan.


Yulee High School's weightlifting team
captured thb s.uny championship March
14, a first for Yulee's lifters. Pictured,
clockwise from top left: Fernandina's
Bret McCoy, Yulee's Dalton Turner,
FBHS's Nick-Rogers and teammate
Austin Turpmi anid Yulee's Cody Miller.
Taking first place for Yulee were Stone
Lakey (154), Gunnar Cox (1,69),
Brandon Stewart (183), Jason Ray (199)
and Brett Edenfield (heavyweight). Zane
Cruz (219) was second.


Fifth win

of season

for Casey
News Leader
Senior Ryne Casey
chalked up his fifth win of the
season on the mound for the
Pirates Tuepday in their
matchup with Baker County
at the Baseball Grounds at
Casey (5-0) gave up just
two, hits while striking out
five en route to the 3-1 victo-
"Casey pitched an out-
standing game and we played
solid defense," said Ken
Roland, head baseball coach
at Fernandina Beach High
School. "Ryne threw our first.
complete game of the season
and really reached back and
competed in the later innings
against a great Baker County
The'Pirates scored a pair
of runs in the first inning.
James Martin walked, moved
to second on Marcus Taylor's
sacrifice bunt and scored on a ,
CJ. Shelton double down the
left-field line. Thomas Guinn
drove in Shelton with a single
to right.
FBHS added an insurance
run in the sixth when Nick
Crawford reached on an
error, advanced to'second on
wild pitch and then scored
thanks to a Sean Phelps sin-
Martin, Avery Womble,
Shelton, Guinn and Phelps all
had hits for the Pirates.
The Pirates played at
Columbia Thursday. They
host Camden County
Tuesday. First pitch isslate .;
for 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2312012 SPORTS News-Leader


3n-3hoops touey
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 divisions ages 12-and-
under, 15-and-under and 18-and-under. The
entry fee for adult teams 35-and-under and
over-35 is $125 per team. ,
For information or to register, visit www.
fcaangels.com or call 321-2137.

.The McArthur Family YMCA will hold a
lacrosse camp for ages 8-14 Tuesdays and,
Friday at 5 p.m. from Apnril 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 lee is $30 for members and
$60 for non-members. Call 261-1080 or email
tchristenson@firstcoastymca org

The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
Acres. Social hour starts at 6 p m.; dinner at
6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7 30 p m Sailors
powerboaters and interested parties are wel-
come. Contact Commodore Chai lie Monroe
at charide@digitalvillager net or 261-9263 or
visit www ameliaislandsailing org

Elm StreetLittle League
Elm Street Little League is holding regis-
tration for the spring season from 3 30-6"30
p.m. Monday through Friday at the MLK .
Center Fee is $40 per child ($10 extra for
additional sibling). T-ball (ages:4-8i registra-
tion is now open through May, Cost is $25 for
T-ball. For information, contact President
Wayne Peterson at 753-1663,, "

Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup garmes Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.,
Wednesday at 5 30 p m and Thursdays at
3.30 p m on the petanque courts at the south
end of the downtown marina Pelanque (pay-
tonk) is a cousin of both horseshoes and
bocce the Italian bowling game The public is
always welcome to join Call 491-1190.

continuing on the remaining 20 miles of the
.route. Lunch after the ride is optional.
Bicycle helmets are mandatory as well as
a bicycle in good working condition. These
rides are led by Don Eipert in conjunction with
the North Florida Bicycle Club. Contact him at
261-5160. Sign up for email notices at www.
ameliaislandcycling.com or www.nfbc.us.

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team will
take on Scotland at EverBank Field in
Jacksonville May 26. Kickoff is scheduled for
8 p.m. The game will be the first for the USA
in Jacksonville in more than 13 years.
Tickets starting at $22 are on sale to the
public through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-
800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket.
centers throughout the Jacksonville area,
including many Walmart stores.
Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order
form at ussoccer.com or call.312-528-1290.
Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages,
which include a premium ticket, a custom
made official U.S. national team jersey with
name and number, VIP access to the field
before and after the game and other unique
befiefits) are also available exclusively
through ussoccer.com.
As a sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa offers all
cardholders access to an advance ticket sale
for this match before the sale to the general
public. Visa will be the only payment method
accepted through the Visa presale Terms and
conditions apply
The U S Men's National Team will hold a
public training session at the stadium the day
before the game
Jacksonville will host a U.S Men's
National Team for the first time since Feb 6;
1999. when the USA recorded a massive
upset of defending European Champion
Germany with a 3-0 victory. Following The
Scotland match, the USA will continue us
preparations for FIFA 2014 World Cup qualify-
ing with a game against Brazil May 30 in
Landover. Md and against Canada June 3 in
Toronto. The U.S. will return to Florida to open
Group A play in FIFA World Cup qualifying
against first-time opponent Antigua &
Barbuda. The teams will meet in Tampa on
June 8 at Raymond James Stadium.

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

Bean umpire
Oganizedb rides Baseball and softball umpires can join the
There are organized bicycle rides in fastest growing umpires association in
Femandina Beach and around Amelia Island Northeast Florida, the River City Umpires
Thursday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays Association. River City Umpires is currently
starting at 8 30 a m weather permitting All recruiting men and women interested in offici-
ridas start from Main Beach. Park near the' ating baseball and softball
miniature golf course. Cyclists of all abilities If you live or work in Baker, Bradford, Clay,
are welcome The ride will be around 30 Miles Duval, Putnarn, St. J9pfrs or Nassau County,
with rest s6'p along the way and doops back' contact TeO'FPiigelttat (904) 879f6442d'
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Helen Hirsch was crowned Queen of Tees Micah Jacobsen, Aho played for Fernan-
for March by BJ. Murphy, 2011 Queen dina Beach High School, had a hole-in-
of Tees champion, last week for the Fern-. one in South Carolina while playing for
andina Beach Women's Golf Association. the University of Central Florida.

SHole-in-one for Jacobsen

Micah Jacobsen of Fern-
andina Beach aced the third
hjle at thi Surf Golf Club in
Myrtle Beach, S.C., last week.
The hole-in-one came during
the third round of ihr Bash at
the Beach NCAA Division I
collegiate tournament.
The lengthy par-3 played
11i3 yards with a slightly el',-
vated green under sunny
skies. Jacobsen's seven iron
approach to the back right pin
position was tracking as soon,
as it left the club. It landed on
the edge uf the green and
rolled about eight feet to find
thr bottom of the cup.
"I knew it was good when I
hit it," Jacobsen said after the
round. "My playing partner
said 'you're buying' as the ball
was in the air.
"I heard someone say
'that's good, that's really
good.' We didn't see it go in
the hole because the pin was
tucked in the back behind a
bunker but the spectators
around the green made it
clear what had happened.
"This is definitely one of
my most memi.'rable shuts."
Jacobsen returns to action
this week at the UCF Rio Pi-
nar Invitational hosted by the
University of Central Florida.

Q ouenRo es
March 13 was another
"day in paradise" for a gri-at
-day ol'gr'lf f' r Iho Fernarnliinit
Beach Woinen's. Golf


A sialiinii Tfit- "'g;in.:: of the
day" was flight'. 1 l'w n,:t.
the overall low net winner
was crt,. iI II- IliQuein of
Tees for Nlai c 2l2.
The first flight winner was
Linda Scott with net 72; ihi -r,
was a tie for second place
between Mary Poole and
Bjorg Mui phy with so'.rr. of
75. In lth s.cound flight 11i .t-
placr winner a-s :.lav-nr
Lambwith a n,-t so.,i f f69.
srciond was Terri Wrighl \ itli
72; and Nancy Inboden came
in third with a score of 73.
The third flight first-placL
winner was HIlI n llrsch with
66, second was Nancy Speck
with a score of 69; and third
was Robin Ritchey'with 69.
Pat Johnson came in first
place in the fulirlh light with
72; second place went to M.J.
Auspurg, r with a 76; and
CarUl Miniigu- took third
with 77

Darryl Crisp and Jim
Sutton both had holes-in-one
rccernly at thI Golf Club of
Amelia Il.lain. Crisp aced the
13th hole and Sutton's ace
came on the fifth hole.

Focus on Recovery
"' ic in'i.tuio Pl.f-T ra n '
Recovery Golf Tournament

will bh he-ld June 15 at the
GoIf Club at North Hampton.
Shiulgun start is at 1 p.m.
F[-r mal i an l,-hIle captain's
NlcPherrs-ri Counseling
Services is a 501 (c i:3') non-
profit organization that pri-.
vide's a substance abuse, out-
pati- nt treatment program
Sw ith group, individual and
family therapy Proceeds from
the ii-,urnament will help
NMCS continue toI hrip indi'id-
uals in th- community seek-
ing recovery,. knowIledge and
personal enrichment. Call

The Grealter Nassau
County Chamber of .
Commerce will hold its 21st
an nual golf tournament April
27 at Deerfield Lakes Golf &
Country Club in Callahan.
Format is a four-person cap-
tain's choice,
Registration is at 8 am.;
shotgun start is at 9 a.m.
Games, prizes, dinner and
awards follow tournament
play. Call .110-) 879-1441 or
e-mail info@greaternas-

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The Palace Saloon will
sponsor the third annual Golf
Classic to benefit Micah's '
Place April 1 at Amelia River
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The third annual St.
Michael Wine Tasting Gala
returns to once again toast
the arr'ial of spring to the
island. Thisyear's soiree
will be held at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantatiun in
the ballroom on Saturday,
March 31. Festivities begin
at 6 p.m. Sponsored by *
Amelia Liquors, the tasting
includes over 60 wines from
around the world Wine
Sexpertswill be on hand to
S do the pouring and share
their expertise.
S Gue.ts will also enjoy:.
passed horse d'oeuvTes and a
savory buffet expertly pre-
pared by the resort's chefs,
followed by both live and
silent auctions. Local favo-
rites, Crescendo Amelia,
will entertain throughout
the evening with popular
dance tunes from Harrick
ConnickJr. toAretha:
Franklin and everyone in,
"This ish our third year
hosting the.Wine Tasting
Gala and we have had such
a positive response from thi-
supporters of our school.
our church family and from,
the community at large."
says Principal Deborah
- Suddarth "It'sgrown into
such a fun event and an
event that gives everyone
an opportunity to come
together as friends and as a
community." All proceed s
will benefit St. Michael
Academy and its sponsor r-
ship fund.
Ticke-ts are -75 per per-
son Cocktail attire suggest-
ed. The Omni Amelia Island
Plantation is additionally ,
WINE COmlinued on 2B

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Above are-many of the more than 70 citizens that will combine with a string quartet led by Carol Whitman of the Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra and pianist Gail McCamy to present the Lenten portion of Handel's oratorio Messiah on Good Friday at 7 p.m. The concert will be held
without charge at the Amelia Baptist Church, 961167 Buccaneer Trail. The community is invited to attend.

Amelia Baptist to present Handel's Messiah

T he community is invited to
a presentation of the Holy
Week portion ol Handel's
oratorio Messiah on Good
Friday, April 6. at 7 p m.
A 70-voice community chorus com-
prising singers from many different
local churches will be accompanied
by a string quartet of Jacksonville
Symphony members led by Carol

Whitman and Galil M.cCamy on piano.
The music director is 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
Messiah was written by George
Frideric Handel to be pei formed in
three parts, and although the Lenten

portion is not presented as often as
the Christmas portion, it contains
individual choruises and solos that are
often sung as ant hems 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 presen-

nation at Amelia Baptist Church.
Childcare for ages newborn through
four years is available at no cost with
I Call the church at 261-'9527 for
information. Amelia Baptist Church is
located at 961167 Buccaneef Trail at
the intel section of Buccaneer Trail,
A1A arid South Fletcher Avenue (at
the roundabout).

Wine & cheese at Waterwheel
The Waterwheel Art Gallery is .xcit,:d to
host a Wine & Cheese Show of th,: beautiful
paintings of Millie Martin on Thursday from
4-7 p.m. at its new location in Pdlican Palms, at
819 S. Eighth St.. Fcrnandina Beach.
Martin s impre.,sionist paintings depici the
mood and scenery of the Southeastern Coast,
primarily marshlands, woods and gardens,'
always with a beautiful blend of colour, such
as the painting. 'August Day," at left
While she may have grown up in
Savannah, Martin has lived on Anelia Island
for years and is quite the fixture in the local
arts community. .._
%1Wi>n a-kcd about tli'cv' w k', M;,, iin .;iys,
"My ultimate artistic goal is to paint beautiful
pictures that remind the viewer of wonderful
places and happy times
Call the Waterwheel at 261-2535 or like
them on Facebook. Artist Millie Martin.

Train for Katie Ride on Saturday

The Katie Ride for Life
will host a training ride and
complimentary breakfast at
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge on
Saturday for all cyclists regis-
tered for the 8th Annual
Katie Ride for Life
The ride will start from
Main Beach (7 N. Fletcher
Ave.) at 8:15 a.m. Check-in
for all participants will be
7:30-8,a.m. at Main Beach.
The training ride will
cater to cyclists of all levels,
including a social ride and no,

riders will be left behind.
Bicycle helmets are mandato-
ry as well as a bicycle in
good working condition.
Road safety is essential.
Please review Florida's bicy-
cle laws at wwwv loi idabicy-
cle org prior to Saturday
After the ride. enjoy break-
fast, valued at ',20 per person.
overlooking the ocean at
Elizabeth Pointe L'idgc .
The Sth Annual Katie Ride
for Life will be held April 21.
Riding (distances include 18,

36, 62 and 100 miles, an off-
road trail course and a lun
ride. Walkoptions include a
5K or 10K Register at
.www.KatieRideForLife.org or
call (904) 491-0811. Fee is
Funds raised by the Katic
Ride for Life support the
Katie Caples Foundation
organ donoi education pro-
gram, reaching more than
17,500 high school Irieshrnen
and sophomores in
Northeast Florida every year.

Cyclists train for the Katie Ride for life, set for April 21 on Amelia Island.


Chef Ricky of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island's
signature restaurant, Salt, will be at the
Fernandina Farmers Market on March 24 to
demonstrate one of their gourmet dishes.
Demonstration prepping will -
be at 9:30 a.m.and 11:30 i.m.
and delicious samples Will be
available. Learn about the
heartof Salt its unique
infused salts made right here
on Amelia Island from
Yakima to Pure Ocean .,
Rosemary to Mediterranean
Black"Garlic and learn how
to use them to add unique flavor to your dishes.
To sign up for the E-Mail Newsletter, go to
www.fernandina farmersmarket.com. The award-
winning Fernandina Farmers Market is open
every Saturday from 9 a.m.-I p.m. at Seventh and
Centre streets. No pets. please. Call 491-4872 or
visit www.fernandinafarmersmarket.com.

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 in
Fernandina Beach.
Various animal rescue

groups some with .. -
animals for adoption local veterinarians and
retailers will attend. There will also be a Kids
Corner, bake sale and silent auction. Admission is
free bu t receive a door prize ticket for every five
pou rids of dry cat or dog food you donate. All
spayed/neutered and well-behaved pets on leash-
es are welcome. Visit www.nassauanimal.com for

RAIN Humane Society will
host its annual Mardi Paws
party on March 24 frim 55 8
p.m. at the Chem Cell clubwith
authentic Louisiana food. DJ
and cash bar (ber and wine
only).A$20 ticket includes din-
ner. iced tea/coffee. dessert,
dancing, mask/beads and hot
bar for pets. Register your pet
the night of for the Mardi Paw Grand Champion
King/Queen (oUntest. Vote for your favorite pet at
$1 per vote. The winner will be announced at 7:45

p.m. and receive a $250 gift certificate to
Petsmart, crown, sash and their photo on RAIN'S
signature wine for 2012/13.
Tickets are available at the Paws-Ability Resale
Store in the Harris Teeter Shopping Center and
at the door. Costu mres are highly encouraged and
all pets are welcome. Visit rainhumanespca.org.,

The semiannual Friends of ,
the Library Book Sale is
March 29-31 at the Peck
Recreation Center gym.516
South 10th St.Choose from
roughly 30,000 paperbacks
and hard covers for children
and adults, organizedd in more
than 40) cllcgic ri s most
with prices ra nging from 50 cents to $3. Also
check out the audi, books, CDs, DVDs. games.
puzle,, and more.
Hours are 5 to 7 p.m. March 29. for a FOL mem-
bers-only preview. If you're not a current FOL
member, join/renew at the library or at the door.
The sale is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 6
p.m. March 30 and from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March
31. with special deals Saturday after ton.
Proceeds benefit the Fernandina Beach Library.


FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012 LEISURE News-Leader


The 2012 Railroad Days
will be held today and
March 24 In and around the
1881 Callahan Train Depot
and 1856 Florida Railroad
bed. Today's festivities begin
at 1 p.m. with a brief ceremo-
ny honoring Juliette Gordon
Low and the 100th anniver-
sary of the Girl Scouts. Food
and craft vendors will have
wares available on both days
.There will also be a kids' play
area and entertainment from
the front platform both days.
.The 7th annual Railroad
Days Festival. Parade,. led by
the Shriners and presented b
the West Nassau Historical
Society, takes place' Saturday
at 11 a.m. along the streets o
Callahan, followed by a clas-
sic car show. Train layouts
and the Nassau Counlty
Recordphoto contest entries
will be on display inside the
Depot Annex as well as photo
exhibit of the 100th anniver-
sary of the Hilliard School
House and a preview of a
new book about Daniel
For information contact
John Hendricks at (904) 879-
3406, visit www.wnhsfl.org or
S like the West Nassau
Historical Society on

A rib cook-off will be
held March 24 at Central
Park, Fernandina Beach
with more than 50 teams
i competing. Music by area
blues and bluegrass artists
and draft beer and conces-
sions begin at 10 a.m., judg-
irig at noon, with plates sold
starting at 12:30 p.m. For"
more information contact Jay
at 277-7350, ext. 2013 or
Performances sponsored by
Dog Star Tavern, The Palace
Saloon and P5 Productions.
* *
The American Legion
S Riders, Chapter 54, will host
their monthly steak night
from 5-7 p.m. on March 24
at the American Legion
Post, 626 S. Third St. The
public is welcome. Dinner
includes a steak cooked to
order, baked potato, corn on'
theffob, salad 'anda'rbll forar
$11 donation. To-go dinners
are available. -All proceeds go,
to programs sponsored by the
American Legion Riders,
Chapter 54.

Taste Latin American tra-
ditional food as La Tierra
Prometida (The Promise
Land), 416 Alachua St.,.
Fernandina Beach, 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.
Admission is free though.
donations for the building fund
of the Spanish ministry are
happily accepted. For infor-
mation call 349-2595.
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Blackrock Baptist
Church will sponsor a pan-
cake breakfast from 8-10
a.m. March 31 at Applebee's

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that each row, column
-and 3-by-3box .
contain the numbers
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Wednesday, March 21

on Sadler Road. Enjoy pan-
cakes, eggs, bacon/sausage,
juice, and coffee or tea for $8,
per person. Proceeds will be
e used for the church's building
fund. Tickets available at the
door or in advance at the
church office, 96362
Blackrock Road, Yulee. Call

The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host its
3. monthly coffee on April 12
, at 10:30 a.m. All wom~n who
reside in Nassau County (no
matter how long they have .
lived here),are welcome to
y For further information,. -
; contact Lulu Elliott at luluel-
liott@hotmail.com or 548-.
f 9807; or visit http://newcomer-

The 9th Annual Arts &
Crafts Show & Sale will be
held April 14 from 9 a.m.-3
o p.m. at Maxwell Hall, located
behind the Memorial United
SMethodist 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 thp.
Memorial United Methodist
Women, proceeds support the
missions of. UMW, including
many in Nassau County..
Admission is free. For infor-
mation call Gail at 491-3713.

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
t Blackrock Road, Yulee, FL
32097. For information call

The 4-H group Juss'
Horsin' Around will hold its
annual fundraiser for RAIN
Humane Society on April 28
at Deep Creek Plantation,
Slated on CR 121 in Nassau
County. First horseback ride
. out is at 10a.m. Ride out on
your own or with a group. Fee
is $25 per person. Jackpot -
Obstacle Challenge offered.
The club yill serve lunch'from
Callahan BBQ from 11 a.m.-3
p.m. for $6 per plate, including
drink and dessert..All horse
riders must RSVP by April 26.
To sign up or learnmore call
Jennifer Hall at (904) 845-
2925. ,
.* .
The city of Fernandina
Beach's first "Senior" Prom
I will be held from 5:30-9p.m. .
April 29 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center. /
Ages55 and up are invited to ,
enjoy a night of music cour-
tesy of Instant GrooVe, danc-
ing, heavy hors d'oeuvresr,
refreshments and a cash bar
(beer and wine). Tickets are

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$25 and available at the rec
center. For information con-
tact Jay at 277-7350, ext 201
or jrobertson@fbfl.org.,

Fernandina Chapter #55
Order of The Eastern Star
will celebrate Its 100th.
anniversary on April 29 at 2
p.m. If you are a descendant
of a Past Matron or Past
Patron of Fernandina. Chapter
#55, please use the contact
number to reserve your seat
in their honor. Call (904) 849-


Amelia Community
Theatre presents a readers'
theater performance of
"The Caine Mutiny'Court.
Martial," staged at its
Studiop209 Theatre, 209,
Cedar St., Fernandina
Beach, today and March 24
at 8 p.m., directed by
Charles Horton.
In Herman Wouk's adapta4
tlon of his Pulitzer Prize-win-
ning courtroom novel, a young
'lieutenant goes against Neval
tradition when he relieves his
captain and takes command
on the grounds that the cap-
tain is psychopathic.
Tickets are $10 adults, $5
students. Call 261-6749, visit
atre.org or purchase at the
door (open seating no
assigned seats).
* *
Sinda, Nicols returns to
Fernandina Little Theatre
with her production of
William Luce's "The Belle of
Amherst," a one-woman
tour-de-force presentation
of Emily Dickinson, running
through March 25 at 1014
Beech St. Tickets are $15 and
available at the door or in
advance at The UPS Store in
the Publix shopping center.
FLT is a small, intimate space
and patrons are encouraged
to purchase tickets in advance
to guarantee availability.
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 FBMS audito-
rium and show off your dog's
talent. Your dog must have a
current shot record,, be a non-
biter and be kid-fribndly. Two
trainers/owners must be pres-
ent at all performances. 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.
Tipton is the director, Jayme
Taylor, stage manager, Rene6
Thompson, executive produc-
er, Jim Tipton and Tom
Thompson, set design, and
Jayme Taylor and Rene4
Thompson musical directors.
Proceeds will bpnef it
Communities in Schools of
Nassau County.

Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditigris
for "Steel Magnolias" at 7
p.m. on March 28 and 29.at
209'Cedar.St. Six women are
needed for the cast of this
popular comedy, with the
character age range from 20
to over 60 years old. Jennifer
Webber will direct the show,
and performances are in June
in the main stage theater. For
information visit the audition
page at www.ameliacommuni-
tytheatre.org or call 261-6749.
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Amelia Community
Theatre presents "Streetcar
Named Desire," an
American theater classic by
Tennessee Williams, at 8
p.m. April 12-14, 19-21,26-
28 and at 2 p.m. on April 22.
Presented by special arrange-
ment with Dramatists Play '
Service, Inc. Directed by
Marylee Long. Producer Linda
Chastlne and stage manager
Jackie Eaton. Single show
tickets are $20 for adults and
$10 for students (through col-
lege). Purchase tickets at
atre.org or call the box office
at 261-6749. Box office is
open 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday from
March 29. Amelia Community
Theatre is located at 207
Cedar St. Email

Join "Party and a Play at
ACT" on April 17 to support
Communities In Schools of
Nassau County. Enjoy a
special performance of
Tennessee Williams'
Pulitzer Prize-winning
Broadway sensation, "A
Streetcar Named Desire,"
and libations and heavy
gourmet hors d'oeuvres
provided by Horizon's
Restaurant. Tickets are $50
and include the reception at 7
p.m. and performance at 8
p,m., all to benefit CIS. Tickets
are available at cisnassau.

Drum circle
The Fernandina Bach Drum Circle meets
the first Monday of each month 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,
didgeridoos and other non-percussion instru-
ments Dancers are welcome also. 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.
BigBand Bash
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival will brlrig
in two special guests for its Big Band Bash
March 24: J.B. Scott, trumpeter and former
leader of the legendary New Orleans aggre-
gation, The DukesOf Dixieland, and WJXT
Sports Directbr Sam Kouveris. .
The benefit gala dlnher/dance on
Saturday from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Omni
Resorts Armelia Island Plantation will fdaturp
AIJF Artistic Director Les DeMerle's ,
Dynamic 17 Piece Orchestra, with vocalist
Bonnie Elsele.
Scott leads J.B. Scott's Swingin' Allstars.
a traditional New Orleans styled outfit based
in Jacksonville. He also teaches trumpet and
jazz history at the University Of North
Florida. Sportscaster Kouvaris Is also known
for his prowess as a singer and.trumpeter
who performs with various local groups.
Tickets are $75 per person and the pro-
ceeds will benefit the educational and enter-
tainment programs of the 2012 Amelia Island
Jazz Festival, a not-for-profit 501 (c)3 corpo-
Tickets are available at the UPS Store,
1417 Sadler Road, in the Island Walk
Shopping Center, at the AIFBY Chamber Of
Commerce, GatewAy to Amelia, A1A and
Amelia Parkway, by calling 504-4772 and at
Sunday music
The John Thomas Group, with Ernie
Ealum of Femandina Beach, will play th9 last
of its Sunday music series on March 25 frorri
5-8 p.m. at the European Street Cafd, 992
Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach. Call (904)
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
hps partnered with the Orchestras Feeding
America 2012 national food drive, led by the
League of Aretican Orchestras. The drive-
March 30 through Aphil 28 Wil'l be4ieflt the.
Downtown Ecumenical Services sournwilt
(Www.desc.org), a Jacksonville elrerge'cy
services agency that provides assistariceto
the poor, particularly families with children
ahd the elderly, sick or disabled.
Symphony patrons-are asked to bring -
non-perishable food donations during the fol-
lowing coricert weks Maich SL-31 "La
Mar" (Masterwor iSe ries): Ant 13 '"The
Life and Times of'aeethoven"'(Coffee nd.
Fusion Series); April T4 Ben Folds witifthe
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra; April 19-
21 "Rachmaninoff's Second Piano
Concerto" (Masterworks Series); and April
26-28 "Cirque de la Symphony (Pops
Series and additional performances).
Food donations may also be dropped off
at the Times-Union Center lobby from 10
a.m.- 4 p.m. through April 30. As a thank you,
donors will receive a voucher for two half-
price tickets for an upcoming JSO concert
this season limit one voucher per house-
hold). Call (904) 358-1479 or visit
- JaxSymphony.org for details.
The Crystals, farmious 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.
Chamber festival
The Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival will run May 13-June 8 with a galaxy
of International stars and outstanding emerg-
Ing talent. The festival Is offering discounts
on ticket packages for multiple performanc-
es: 10 percent off for three to five perform-.
ances and 20 percent off for six or more con-
certs. Season tickets are available for $384,
a 20 percent discount. Or present a valid
confirmation number from any lodging estab-
lishment on the island and receive a 50 per-
cent discount on tickets. Call 261-1779. Visit
Jazz jam
A jazz jam Is held at Pablos, 12 N.

Second St Femandina Beach, from 7-10
p m the first Wednesday ol each month.
Musicians are invited to sit in for one song or
the whole nighf. Join the mailing list by emall-
Ing beechflyer@bellsouth.net
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee. 207 Centre SI,
hosts a music circle on Saturdays from 7:30-
10 p.m. featuring great local/nusicians
Admission is free and all are welcome Come
enjoy dessert, coffee and musid
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises' Adult "BYOB'
Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday
Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front
St., Femandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or
book online at www.amellarivercruises corn
Dqg Star Tavern
bog Star Tavern. 10 N. Second SI., The
Looters tonight; Dr Dan and Friends March
.24; Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy March
29; and 3rd Stone March 30. Visit Dog Star
on Facebook. Visit Reverbnation.com for a
complete list of upcoming acts. Call 277-
Florida House Inn
Florida House Inn. 22 S. Third St, hosis
Hickory Wind In the Frisky Mermaid bar on
Thursday from 7:30-10 pm Call 491-3322
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., live
music. Call 321-2324.
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South Fletcher
Ave., karaoke on Sunday nights with Daddy
"O0" DJ. Follow The Hammerhead on
.Facebook at Hammerheadbar Islandbbq.
The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence
Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons
and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Cariton, Amelia Island.
Dress is casual. For information call Holmes
at 556-6772.
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., free trivia each Monday
at 7:30 p.m., wine tasting the third
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment: dart tournament
every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.: Dan VdII
Tuesday from 7:30-11:30 p.m.; the Turner
London Band Thursday from 8:30 p m.-mid-
night and Friday and Saturday from 8:30
p:m.-12:30 a.m. Call 261-1000 Visit
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre Si.
-Monday nights reggae with Pili Pili and
Chillakaya.Qne; Tuesdays Buck Smith
Piojecdt Wednesdays Wes Cobb; Thursdays
HOpp & Rob In.the Palace & DJ Buca in
Shefflefd's; Fridays and Saturdays regional
hands and DJ Anonymous at Sheffield's. Call
Bill Childers at 491-3332 or email bill@thep-
Picante Grill, Rotisserieand Bar, 464073
SR 200, Suite 2, Yulee, live music every first
- and last Saturday of the month from 7-10
p.m. Call 310-9221. Visit www picantenas-
Sandy Botoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., The Macy's play each
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.; tnvia Thursdays;
live music every Friday and Saturday at 8
p.m. Call 310-6904. Visit
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S
Fletcher Ave., The Macy's in the lounge
from 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturdays:
shaggin' in the lounge Sundays from 4-7
p.m ; Pili Pill in the tiki bar Wednesdays from
5:30-9:30 p.m.; live musid in the bar all week-
end. Call 277-6652. Visit www sliderssea-
side.com. Join Sliders on Facebook and
The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar,
3199 South Fletcher Ave., Reggie Lee
tonight; Larry & The Backtracks March 24;
Richard Smith March 25; Kent Kirby March
26; AlexAffrontl March 27: DJ Roc March 28;
Richard Stratton March 29; Larry & The
Backtracks March 30: and Reggie Lee
March 31 Entertainment is 5-9 p.m
Monday-Thursday. 6-10 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday Call 261-

iN For hotel information, call office at St. Michael Academy
WINE Continuedfrom 1B 1-800-444-OMNI (6664). at 321-2102 or go to: www.
offering a special For gala event information edline.net/pages/stmichaeL
overnight rate of $119 exclu- and/or to purchase tickets, academy/fundraising/wine
sively for gala guests. please contact the school tasting.

ticketleap.com, at (904) 321-
2000 or at the AIFBY
Chamber of Commerce.

"Hello, Dolly" Is at the
Alhambra Theatre and
Dining, starring Emmy
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. Vandergelder,
who has been courting anoth-
er woman. She fixes up his
store clerks with the woman
he had been courting with
hopes of making a match with
Mr. Vandergelder herself. The
show runs through April 8 at
12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville. Call (904)

One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical Information
about downtown Fernandina
and a good time for all. Join
the Amelia Island Museum
of History Thursdays at
5:30 p.m. to tour four of the
town's most popular, notori-
ous or otherwise historic
pubs and bars. One ticket
will get you one drink at each
establishment and an earful of
colorful tales about the places
you visit as well as those you
see along your way. It's a
great way to see Fernandina. '
Tickets are $25 per person
(must be 21, must show ID);
tour begins at the historic train
depot in downtown Fernan-
dina Beach, Reservations

required. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext.105 or

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



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Faith Christian
Low-income students that
want to attend Faith Christian
Academy this fall can apply
now for a state- backed schol-
arship. Thr program, run by
the nonprofit Step Up For
Students under the Florida Tax
Credit Scholarship law, is cur-'
rently serving more than
38,000 students in nearly
1,200 different K--12 private
schools across the state. This
school year, the scholarship is
worth up to $4,011.
The program provides a
learning option for students
from economically disadvan-
taged households. New appli-
cants must meet the house-
hold income guidelines for the
federal free or reduced-price
school lunch program, which is
$42,648 annually for a house-
hold of four. Students must
also be entering either kinder-
garten or first grade or have
attended a public school for
the current, 2011-12, school
Applications are available
at www.stepupfor
students.org. For information
or help. with the application call
Step Up For Students at 1 -
877-735-7837. Scholarships
are available on a first-come,
first-served basis.
Faith Christian Academy
has'families from over 20 dif-
ferent churches represented in
one student body, from
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
through eighth grade. Guided
by caring, Christian teachers,
students receive a strong aca-
demic foundation, centered on
the word of God.
Visit www.fcaangels.com or
call the school office at (904)
321-2137 to schedule a con-

Amelia Island
The Amelia Island Chapter
National Society Daughters of
the American Revolution's
annual scholarship program is
open to Nassau's graduating
seniors. ..
One outstanding student
from each of the four Nassau
County high schools will,
receive a check for $1,000 to.
help with their educational
expenses. Applications are
available at the guidance -
office. Deadline is March 29.
An awards ceremony and
luncheon will be held at the
May meeting.
For information call the
Scholarship Chairman at 277-
The Fernandina Pirates
Club's scholarship essay
contest for all Nassau County
high school seniors offers an
award for a student entering
college and another for a
student entering military
Submit an essay by April 6
of at least 750 words on the
subject of pirates or pirating:
past, present or future. The
college award is a check for
$1,500 for tuition and/or
books. The military service
award is a $500 check upon
completion of basic training.
For detajls visit
Entries must be postmarked
by April 6 and mailed to
Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc.,
P.O. Box 1094, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035.
Applications for the Nassau
County Community
Development Corporation
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers
Memorial Scholarship, Peck
Memorial Scholarship and the
Rychard-Lottie-Annie Cook-
Scholarship are now available
at Fernandina Beach
High School. The Cook
Scholarship is also available
at Yulee High School.
SApplications 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 guid-
ance office or call 261-4396 or
Memorial award
The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association will award the

Johnny Thirsk Memorial
Scholarship worth $1,000 for
the 2012-13 school year.
For details see your school
guidance office or www.fishns-
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 from the Wild
Amelia Nature Festival have
begun the third year of a nature
photography program with the
members and staff of the Boys
and Girls Clubs of Nassau
County Foundation, a program
""that includes photography train-
ing and hikes on the Egans
SCreek Greenway for actual
photo "shoots," left. In. addition
j *to volunteer time and effort,
Wild Amelia has donated cam-
eras, printers,. and binoculars
to the clubs. The fourth annual
Wild Amelia Nature
Photography Contest is under
way through April 6. The con-
test is open to amateur and pro-
fessional photographers of all
ages. Visit www,wildamelia.com
for rules and entry forms.

From left, above, are Kiley Vontassell, Ansley Bennett,
Ha'ane Hensley and Ashley Thomas. From left, at
right, are Abigail Coker, Fernanda Rodriguez and
Cheyenne Mixon.

Art contest promotes

Global Citizen message

Micah's Place recently .
honored student artists dur-
ing the agency's annual
Student Art Contest Awards
Ceremony sponsored by
Comcast on Feb. 24 at the
Florida State College, Betty
P. Cook Nassau Center. n,.,)
The contest's theme,
Global Citizen, invited
Nassau County students to
create artwork that dis-
played what being a global
citizen looks like to them
through their eyes. Students
were also encouraged to
write a special message on
their artwork on "How we
can achieve Global Citizens'
by caring and listening to
others." Over 240 entries
were submitted this year,
and the following students
placed in their grade cate-
Prekindergarten to
Second Grade
First place: Fernanda
Rodriguez, first grade,
Southside Elementary
Second place: Abigail
Coker, kindergarten;
Southside Elementary
Third place: Cheyenne
Mixon, kindergarten,
Southside Elementary
Third to Fifth Grade
First place: Ansley
Bennett and Ha'ane Hensley

fourth grade, Emma Love
Hardee Elementpry
Second place: Kiley
Vontassell, fourth grade,
Emma Love Hardee
Third place: Ashley
SThomas, fourth grade,
Emma Love Hardee
Elementary .
Sixth'to Eighth Grade
First place: Aimee
Knight, seventh grade,
Hilliard Middle-Senior High
3 Second place: Chelbie
Parker, eighth grade, Yulee
Third place (tie): Hannah
MacDonald, seventh grade,
Yulee Middle, and Jordan
Woolley, seventh grade,
Yulee Middle
Ninth to 12th Grade
First place! iichael
Lynch, 11th grade, Hilliard
Middle-Senior High
Second place: Moriah
Rose, 11th grade, Hilliard
Middle-Senior High
Third place: Raegan
Hodges, 10th grade, Hilliard
Middle-Senior High
Prizes were provided by
the Jacksonville Zoo, the
Museum of Science and
History, the Putt-Putt Fun
Center, the Carmike Amelia
Island 7 movie theater, and
, Walmart. Dr. John L. Ruis

Nassau County Schools Superintendent Dr. John L
Ruis with art contest winner Michael Lynch.

(superintendent) and
Andreu Powell (coordinator
of Intervention and
Prevention), presented the
awards along with Micah's
Place Executive Director
Shandra Riffey.
Micah's Place would like'
to thank Comcast for spon-
soring the Student Art
Contest through its Comcast
Community Investment
Grant program. With these
awarded funds, Micah's
.Place was able to have an
enjoyable event for the chil-
dren with refreshments and

awards for each of the win-
Micah's Place is a
Certified Domestic Violence
Center and the only one
serving Nassau.County. It
provides prevention and
intervention services to vic-
tims of domestic violence
and education within the
community to effect change
in behavior and attitudes
relating to domestic vio-
lence. If you or someone
know is being abused,
please call (800) 500-1119 for
more information.

The top two students in each of the schools in the Diocese of St. Augustine present their speeches at the
National Modern Woodmen of Ameriqa's Speech Contest for grades six through eight, held recently at Blessed
Trinity School in Jacksonville, above. St. Michael Academy was represented by Abby Bayacal and Emma Jane

St. Michael
At St. Michael Academy, student
benefited from the opportunity to
ticipate recently in the National
Modern Wood men of America's
Speech Contest in grades six throi
Each year, Modern Woodmen
announces a contest topic that ena
students to take pride in personal
accomplishments, their community
America. This year's topic was "A'
When Volunteers Made a Differen
The students gathered resource
and did research to create a three-
five-minute speech. The top three
dents in each grade were recognize
Thi lop two students in each of th

students in speech contest
nts schools in the Diocese of St. Augustine speaking.
par- presented their speeches at Blessed In grade six, first place we
Trinity School in Jacksonville. St. Emma J.ane Warren; second t:
Michael Academy was represented Isabella Thompson-lavoli; an
ugh by Abby Bayacal and Emma Jane place to Josic Kilburn.
Warn. In grade seven, first place
This is an excellent, enriching pro- Abby Bayacal; second place t
ibles gram for all of the middle school stu- Kilburn; and third place to Er
dents. The knowledge students' gain Kristensen.
y and from the experience is immeasurable. In grade eight, first place
Time St. Michael Academy teachers allow Zoe Reyes; second place to El
ce." each student to excel as they guide the Alvarado; and third place to F
es students through the process of Thompson-Davoli.
to research, note cards, outlines, rough High score's for middle sc
stu- drafts, memorization of speech, prepa- were, first place, Abby Bayac;
;ed. ration of their works cited and the place, Emma Jane Warren; an
e skills of oral presentation and public place, l.auren Kilburn

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Data Busters
The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency,
Inc. (NFCAA) of Nassau
County, in partnership with
the Florida State College of
Jacksonville campus in Yulee,
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
Transportation is provided
from the Fernandina Beach
office, 1303 Jasmine St.,
Suite 100. Call Lida Mohn,
family and community servic-
es manager, at 261-0801, ext.
203 for information or an
application. Youth msut meet
low-income and academic
requirements. Space is limit-
ed. Registration ends April 13.
Shrimp pageant
Contestant rehearsals for
the Miss Shrimp Festival
2012 Scholarship Pageant,
sponsored by the Hampton
Inn & Suites, Amelia Island,
"Historic Harbor Front Hotel,"
are held weekly at the Bean
School of Dance, 25 N. Third
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
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
College fair
Students,.bring your par-
ents and visit with representa-
tives from colleges and uni-
versities, trade and technical
schools, the military and
financial aid organizations at
a College Fair targeting jun-
iors and sophomores, pre-
sented by the Nassau County
School District in cooperation
with NEFEC at The Lewis
Red Bean Center (FSCJ
Nassau Center), 76346
William Burgess Blvd., Yulee,
on March 28.from 5-7 p.m.
Contact your school guidance
counselor for information.
Youth founm
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.,
sponsored by the Coalition for
the Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health
(CREED). All forum events
are free and open to the pub-
For information contact
Jennett Wilson Baker at jen-
nett_baker@peoplepc.com or
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
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
For information or to
schedule a show, call 261-
6749 or email
It's the Southside
' Elementary annual orientation
for parents and students
enrolling in kindergarten for
the 2012-13 school year.
The orientation meeting will
begin at 8:30 a.m. on April 9
in the cafeteria. Classroom
visitations will follow the
Your child must be five on
or before Sept. 1,2012 to
enroll in kindergarten.

Documents tq bring for enroll-
ment include: original or certi-
fied copy of child's birth certifi-
cate, up-to-date immunization
record, physical examination
record, Social Security card
and proof of address such as
a utility bill or other (nail with
Registration begins April 9.
Parents of kindergarten stu-
dents are urged to register as
soon as possible.
Call the school at 491-
7941 for more information.




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TOY DOG found by McDonalds March
17th. Please call (904)583-7600 for
more information.
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau- Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. In Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440,

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of the law. All persons are hereby
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been discriminated against in
connection with the pale, rental or
financing of housing, Call the
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HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
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approximately 20 hours per week at
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RN experience It required. Dialysis
experience preferred. Apply within at
DaVita Amelia Island Dialysis, 1525
Lime Street, Suite 120.

position open. The position is full time
with benefits. Applicants please apply
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RESIDENCE. INN Experienced
Housekeepers, Seasonal Maintenance
Experienced with Painting and Land-
scaping, and Seasonal Shuttle Driver.
No phone calls please. Accepting
applications at 2301 Sadler Rd.

breakfast & -lunch duty. Duties to
Include dish washing & kitchen clean
up. Looking for prep cook for am set-
up and breakfast. Must have references
and will perform background checks on
all potential applicants. Call (904)277-
4300 to schedule an interview.
seeking local reps for placement of
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traffic locations. Excellent income
potential with residuals. Call today
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end shift Saturday and Sunday. Call
'(904)206-4120 to make appointment.
sign on bonus. Exp'd OTR flatbed
drivers earn 50-55cpm loaded. Our
drivers earned an avg of 48cpm ALL
MILES. Flat rate pay for runs under
350- miles. $50 bogus for clean
roadside inspection. Pd life ins for
drivers: Pd vac. Pd per diem. Home
most weekends. Avg out only 6-8
weekends per year. New trucks
arriving. Clean MVR & work history
req'd. Call (843)266-3731,
www.bu(idoghiway.com. EOE. ANF
DRIVERS Daily pay. Up to $.42/mile
+ $.02/mile quarterly safety bonus.
New trucks. Van & refrigerated. CDL-A,
3 mos recent exp required. (800)414-
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DRIVERS Run 5 State Regional! Get
home weekends. Earn up to 39c/mi., 1
yr OTR flatbed exp. req'd. SUNBELT
TRANSPORT, LLC (800)572-5489 ext.
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A busy medical practice is looking for
an experienced Medical Assistant.
Great attitude is a must. Monday-
Friday with great benefits. Apply by
sending resumes to
have experience & drivers license. Call
TEMPORARY HELP for flooring. No
experience necessary. Male or female.
Call (904)206-1340 between 9am-
DRIVERS Great benefits & pay. New
fleet Volvo tractors. 1 yr OTR exp req.
Tanker training avail. (877)882-6537,
www.OakleyTransort.com. ANF

HOUSEKEEPER Saturdays required.
Drug test required. Must have
transportation. Amelia Island Resort
Rentals, Inc. (904)261-9444
pay, but BIG rewards. Be a Take Stock
In Children mentor. Call Jody at 904-
548-4464 or email Jmackle@fscj.edu.
APPLY NOW 12 drivers needed. Top
5% pay. 2 mos CDL Class A driving
exp. www.meltontruck.com (877)258-
8782. ANF
Medical Billing Trainees Needed -
Train t become a Medical Office Asst.
No exp needed. Job training & local
placement assistance. HS Diploma/
GED & PC/Internet needed. (888)374-
7294. ANF
FT/40 with great benefits for Baptist
Primary Care In Yulee. 2+ years of
exp, FL BMO lic, & MA certification Is
required. Fax resume to (904)391-
a Server & a Sous Chef. Send resume
or apply to Bonito Grill & Sushi, 614
Centre St., FB, FL .32034.
Learn to drive for TMC Transportation.
Earn $750 per week. No experience
needed. Local CDL training! Job ready
in 3 weeks! (888)368-1964. ANF
Is accepting applications for front desk,
housekeeping, and maintenance.
Applications available at 19 South 2nd
St., Fernandina Beach.
STEP BY STEP II in Yulee is looking
for a dedicated VPK teacher. Must
have a CDA. Apply In person only at
95734 Amelia Concourse.
experienced wait people and host
person. For appointment, call Michel
Azar (904)277-4503.
driving record & drug free. Willing to
work hard. Please send resume to:
The Plantation Shop is hiring PT or FT
positions. Applicant should be custom-
er oriented with some retail experi-
ence. Call (904)261-2030 or email:
aboard NSB Kings Bay is now accepting
applications for temporary Flex (NTE 1
year) Housekeepers/Custodial Work-
ers. $8.45/hr. To apply for this & all
MWR/NGIS jobs please visit the GA
Dept of Labor.

available for Hairstylist & Nail
-Technician. Call Phyllis at 753-0363 or
Margie at 583-3336.
female preferred. Dependable, hard-
working W/positive attitude. Duties
Include extensive cleaning of dog areas
with bleach. Kennel area yard work &
Interacting with pets. MUST be an
animal lover & assist groomers as
needed. Available 7 days and holidays.
Fun atmosphere but very hard work,
you WILL get dirty. $8.50 hr. no
benefits. Blackrock road area. Jackies
Pet Boarding & Grooming. Call Jackie
10am to 12pm only. 491-1810

HIRING DRIVERS for Residential
Waste Collection, please apply at
Advanced Disposal Services located at
450496 State Road 200 Callahan, Fl
32011. Class A or B CDL Is required,
looking for clean MVR for three years
and no major violations for five years,
and please have Drivers License, Social
Security Card and copy of MVR (5
years) when applying.

301 Schools &
,Both "D" and "G" classes. Visit our
website www.nftsa.com for details &
costs. (904)545-7232

306 Lessons/Classes
Kinder Studios. Acoustic, electric,
fingerstyle. Banjo instruction also
available. Terry Thrift (904)704-2011.

S 503 Pets/Supplies I
Pomeranian mix dad & puppies.

I FREE CATS (2) adult, indoor male
204 Work Wanted cats, neutered. Must go together. Call
( 1n441 5-1122

& Fernandina. Weekly or bi-weekly.
Free estimates. Please call 502-7409.
Ref. available.

team. Deep cleaning. Regular 2 week
cleaning. Once a month cleaning.
Parties & offices. Ref's. (904)624-

Year with a concrete patio, driveway
addition, grilling pad, etc. Starting at
$599. 491-4383-or 237-7324

Small jobs welcomed. (904)53-1465-

301 Schools &
hands on Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)
314-3769. ANF

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home. Medical, business, criminal Just-
ice, hospitality. Job placement assist-
ance. Computer available. Financial aid
if qualified. SCHEV certified. (877) 206-
5165, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF

FOR SALE (5) 12 week old C.K.C.
purebred Pekingese puppies; $100.
Call 321-6955 or 261-7504.

601 Garage Sales |
GARAGE SALE Sat. 3/24, 8am-
12pm. Go north off island, over the
Shave Bridge, pass ABC liquor store,
then turn south into Marsh Lakes.

GARAGE SALE-- in Yulee. Sat. 3/24.
8am-2pm. 96082 Tidal Bay Ct. in
Heron Isles Subd. off Chester Rd...
Fishing .equipment, decorative items,
adult clothes, Military items, household
items and a 1998 JEEP Cherokee!
GARAGE SALE Fri. 3/23 & Sat. 3/24,
8:30am-3pm. Democratic office, 8th &
Date. Furniture, household, kitchen,
yard, knick-knacks. Voter registration
available on Friday, March 23rd.

MARSH LAKES Fri. 3/23 & Sat.
3/24, 9am-12 noon. Guns, guitars,
shoes, bar stools, antiques, glass-
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3 FAMILY YARD SALE Water skis,
dishes, twin headboards, collectable
Nascar items, odds and ends. Sat.
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will cancel.
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accessories, books, jewelry, samples &
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23hp, 48" cut, 126 hours, immaculate
condition. $950. (904)321-4230
condition, new battery, owner's
manual. Harmar Mobility Lift (swing
out type), new condition with owner's
manual. 16' Garage door with opener,
good condition. (904)415-1572-

ruptcy, divorce, mortgage foreclosure,
defense, wills. corp. 25 yrs exp. From
$306 + attorneys fee. Offices all over
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AUCTION: Spinal Surgical Center
Inventory. Sells regardless of price.
3/29, 10am. 100 Coy Burgess Loop,
DeFunlak Springs. 13%BP. Eqald Realty
& Auction, AB2473/AU1340, (407)275-
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802 Mobile Homes
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condition. Have title & ready to move.
$4,500. (904)583-4459

804 Amelia Island Homes|
PARKWAY SOUTH 4BR split' plan,
formal OR, 2.5BA, Ig granite/tile kit-
chen, FP, crown molding, near beach.
$398,500. Owner (516)983-8670.

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

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

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER 1.5 acre lot,
Lofton Creek area. $60,000. Call (717)'
Sat 3/24, 2-Spm in North Hampton
4BR/3BA, 3 car garage, In-law
suite, golf course, joins nature
preserve, practically newly
861821 N Hampton Club Way
Daune Davis, Watson Realty Corp

land home. Professional, drug free, de-
pendable, quiet, male or female. $500,
+ utilities: Please call (904)556-6585.

3BR/2BA SW Kitchen, tile floor.
Water Included. Yulee. Small pet OK.
$795/mo. (904)501-5999
ON ISLAND Remodeled & clean 2/1
SW $600/mo., 3BR $700/mo. + dep.
Utils avail. Also, APTS. $145-
$225/wk. + dep. Utlis Incl. 261-5034
campground.. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIFI Included. (904)225-

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856 Apartments
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2.5BA townhouse. Pool, covered
parking. $875. Nick Doonas Realty, Inc.
2BR/1BA fully furnished at the
beach. $800/mo. + $300 deposit, plus
$35 background chock required. (904)
2BR APARTMENT porch, near
Centre St., eat-In kitchen, full bath.
$610 plus utilities. Call (904)321-4191.
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
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apartments available. *This Institution
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Large 4/2 two-siory shows like new Nicely upgraded 2008 home has Stunning 4/3 in Seaside has hard- Easy walk to beach from this
with dark laminate floors, open granite, S/S appliances, crown wood floors, fireplae, screened 3/2 low maintenance patio
floor plan, covered rear patio, molding, screened patio, deep lanai, new granite tops, large home in gated Sumntler Beach
upstairs 4th bedroom could be lot bonus room w/full bath. Very 'Village. Tiled floors,. fireplace,
bonus room. close to beach, skylights, porch.
#56804 $129,000 #56555 $321,900 #56421 $372,500 #56247 $370,000

F- Ft.ul. 2.:.- it. mla..e.
So Marstia Lakes is ut pnsiie
condition inside and out! Grent

Imn adculaie ell-O pp l-.i Jd A'oe1derullV rc o doije leEl 211
& m ...c'-i r ,.Jw /'i' N"i.. i ;lldl a .-j.,,l l'l-..is ilfourgti.
Hasrspton beauty. Granite, SS 'out, SS appliances, redone exte-
appliances, magnificent cabi- rior. Close to community pool
netry, bonus room w/full bath. and termis courts.
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#56713 $265,000 #56452

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First Avenue
Perfect 3/2 starter or retirement
home in quiet Yulee neighbor- N, Fletchef Avenue
hood has front porh-nd fenced' S. tc
yard. Recently renovated and S. Feather Avenue
#56498 .$80,000

Ilackrock Road
Ellackrock Road
Blackrock Road
O'NEIL SCOTT ROAD Gravel Creek Dr.
Beautiful 4/3 brick home onr4.31
acres, very close to .Amelia East SR 200 (Comm)
Island. 1-Acre stocked pond, Little Piney Island
fruit & pecan trees on property.
River & marsh views. Edwards Road
#56523 $330,000




Oak Marsh (DeepWater) $425,000
Ocean Avenue $300,000 RUSH ROAD
S Fletcher Avenue $890,000 All brick 3/2.5 on 173 acrts
fronting Lofton Cre Ths bright
S. 20th Street $175,000 & sunny waterfront home has all
20thwStreet ood floors, crown molding, vault-
ed ceilings.
#56871 $255,000

Page s Dairy Rd (5 acres) $175,000
Miner Rd (15 acres) $70,000
Napeague Drive $75,000
Parrisht Drive $32,500 ARNOLD RIDGE
Immaculate home perfect for
3Sal Wina Way $55,000 picky buyers! Loaded with
Serenity Lane $55:900 extras, new S/S appliances,
Middle Road $250,000
#56712 $214,900

856 Apartments
2BR/1BA 314 N. 5th St. $950/mo.
Incl. W/S/G & Electric. Call (904)557-
2BR/1BA Great location.
Unfurnished or furnished. Cross S.
Fletcher onto beach. Lease required.
(904)261-9796 or (828)369-7160
LARGE 1BR 1000 SQ. FT. APT. -
$800 Includes utilities. 324 S. 9th St.

057 Condos-Furnished
Ocean Park. Great ocean views. Long
term lease. Call.(904)225-0052.
Island Plantation. Utilities included. No
smoking. $1100/mo. Contact Terri at
AMELIA LANDINGS Beautiful furn-
Ished 2BR/2BA on 2nd floor. Remodel-
ed with large covered deck overlooking
lake. Includes water, trash, phone/
cable/Internet. Pool & Tennis. Close to
beach. $1200/mo. $50 app. fee,
background & credit check. Available
4/1/12. Long term lease. Call Sea
Horse Properties: (904)572-4788

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Restaurant 4 Lease 2,500
SF w/hood & drive thru
Cafe turnkey 1,500 SF
$10 psf
Warehouse 800
2,000 SF from $7 psf
Office Clean w/break area
& lobby $13.64 psf incl utilities
Retail Sadler Rd
from $12 psf
2227 Sadler Rd
Reduced 365K


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858 Condos-Unfurnishedl 1860 Homes-Unfurnished

Gated, 5 miles to beach, neutral colors,
W/D, garage. $990/mo + 1 month
depostl. Avail 4/01. (904)982-9797.
garage. New carpet, paint. Great
condition. $950/mo. (904)545-3017
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
In gated, lakeside community with 24/7.
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, ten-nis &
morel Lots of upgrades Starting at
just $749/mol Call Tammy for our
spring special at (904)415-6969 for a
showing. www.amelialakes.com
behind Super Wal-Mart. 3BR/2.5BA,
1631 sq. ft. $1195. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
Summer Beach, ground fir, '2 pools,
gated comm. 1 yr lease. $1650/mo.
ground floor. Small complex,
amenities, upgraded, central island
location near medical facilities, pool.
Available now. Ph. (904)556-6853.

The following property is currently
being offered at a reduced rate over
normal rentals. Your quality
furniture/accessories can get you in the
following'home today:
Oyster Bay Yacht Club
$500K. 4/3. No smoking/no lease.
3BR/2BA 1500+ sq. ft. Island home.
Fenced yard, deck, carport, fruit trees.
$1095/mo. 1 yr lease. 2040 Rayon Rd.
3BR/3BA in the Preserve at Summer
Beach, Gated neighborhood with
commUnity pool. Lawn service incl.
Pets neg. $1,450/mo. (904)321-6079
Classy and well maintained 4BR/3.5BA.- _
hdme. This spacious, 3400 sq. ft. home
fronts Willow Conservatory and is
nestled in a quiet, peaceful setting with
wonderful porches and extended out-
door living space. Unfurnished, $2500/
mo., security deposit, years lease
required. Available May/June. Call or
mail for more details. (904)557-6501
or susandavisperry@yahoo.com
located on a cul-de-sac on Long Island
PI. Call Joe (904)583-1578.

859 Homes-Furnished I 1861 Vacation Rentals
+ bonus room, garage, fully furnished. OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
$1300/mo Call Ana at (904)403-1982. Catopell (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

1860 Homes-Unfurnished
3BR/2BA, 1,480 sq. ft.,,all appliances.
CloSe to A1A & 95. Includes W/D. Ref.
req. $900/mo. + $900/dep. No
smoking. (904)556-9350.
4BR/3BA near beach. Gourment
kitchen, FP, 2 walk-In closets, W/D,
alarm system, 2-car garage. $1800/
mo. (804)545-3979
FOR RENT 409 S. 17th St.
3BR/1BA. *$900/mo. + $900 deposit.
Service animals only. Year's lease
required. Call (904)277-4473


Real Estate, Inc.

SCartNsia Poin. Long Pond Loop, 3BR2BA. 1700 sq. ft.
house.2 car garage. 1200/no+uuhdtilities
1238 5 4th. 3BR/2BA la.ge fenced yard, S90nB.'+
secnty deposit.
Fosst Rtge 2BR/1 5BA. o nrhouse. rrished. uuities
inuded $S1255 m (frnshing & ulites negotiable)
551 S etcher2Bre a IB h grge.uptdsof dulex$1200
a mo.nh utilities
Naturs Vk Court 2BR2BA 2 car grge. S 1200 a mo.th
Spring Bosson, Lane 4Br 3 Be In Adlea Poort 51650 a
month tiles..
2BR/1BA fumishad 1801 & Fltcher Avo. $1,6O5/o.
includes niositilsies.wwaesower.arta o.ciblo and inter-
net. Amiable InApnti
tew. 77 & Flotnhcr. Across the street rn the beach.AII
dI wifi.TV & phone-.
38R 3BA townhomn mn Sandpiper Loop $IBS0/wk plus
taxos & tlansi fo.
F-PoirntsVdlage 1.200 sq.k.AIA/S8th 5s.posure- Great
for retaiL serces.orffoni.eS 1.200mo Wsales tax.
Amelia Park 910 appro sq.ft. 3 oces, reception area.
kitchen and bathroom S145i/ma + udlides.
1839 S. kh St. adjacent to Hude House. 1.800 sq ft.
$17001ma lease + tax Sale also considered.
BUSINE55 OPPORTUITY Landscaping Co. o Nursery.
Ofnce, greenhouse, shade homes with a fenced, irngated
outside space fo, plants. Excellent ioation wi!h high vsi-
bilty Call for details
SR 200/AIA 41800 SqFt air conditioned warehouse and
of space combo, great vibiity $1OS1.05 SqFt + sales tax.
Gross Rent 4.729.401 month
Offie complex w/ceinnt far slo I at entI instmmo ent
1941 CitronaDr- 4690~q.teanludinaddidondallot.Calefor

I 863 Office I
OFFICE FOR RENT 1557 S. 8th St.
850 sq. ft. $500/mo. + taxes. Please
call for appt. (904)556-6585or (904)
- Offices, suites, studio space.
Includes janitor, utilities, secure WI-Fi
network, parking. Starting @ $150/mo.
Current tenancy includes non-profit,
social services, education & training. -
1303 Jasmine St. (904)583-0058
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Instdrance. (904)557-5644

901 Automobiles

condition. 83,000 miles. New tires &
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$6400. Call (440)423-0217.

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5209 Sea Chase 2566 s'. 4BR/4BA furnished town 2126 Calais 2,000 ssf 4BR/21LA Florida style home
home located in exclusive and gated Summer Beach with.csarpet and tile throughout. Generous sized living
overlooking Atlantic ocean. Hardwood floors spaces and Master Suite with separate shower. Large
throughout. (ourmet kitchen overlooking tlhe Fanmily yard with fen'ied backyard. Pets ok. On Island.
Room. Master Suite with separate, shower and garden $1,350/mo
tub located downstairs. Pets ok. On Island. $2,750/mo

4740 Yachtsman-,2046 sf 4BR/2.5BA home in garced
Summer Beach Golf Side South. Enjoy open living
filled with natural light! Well designed kitchen with
breakfast area. Large screen porch and landscaped yard.
Summer Beach membership included! Pets ok. -On
Island. $1,750/mo

75070. Ravenwood- 3295 sf. 3BR/2.5BA large open
floor plan home in quiet 'imber 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 tub and shower. Fenced backyard
overlooking the pond. Irrigation & Security systems.
Pets ok. Off Island. $1,550,mo' "
75070 Fern Creek- Private lotr wirh fully feticed
backyard overlooking pond. Large master suite down
with 4th bedroom and full bath up. Tile throughout
most of main living area. Upgraded kitchen with
stainless appliances. Security and irrigation. Pets ok.
Off Island. $1,500/mo

2550 Via Del Rey- 1,892 sf, 3BR/2.5BA home on the
Municipal G(olf Course. Tile antd wooden floors
throughout the entire home. Nicely appointed Kitchen
with Breakfast 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 Ishind. $1,495/mo
97056 Arnold Ridge 1938 sf. 3BR/2BA home in
Arnold Ridge with lots of extras! Generous sized
Living Atcas with high ceilings. Fireplace and nicely
appointed Kitchen featuring a Breakfast Area. Large
Master Suite with walk in closet. Great heated & cooled
360( sf Florida Room/Sun Porch overlooking 'the
fenced backyard. High efficiency Warer Heater plus
Softener andt Washer &.Dryer. Small dogs ok. Off
Island. $1,450/mo


96157 Stoney Glen 1544 sf. 3BR/2BA open floor
plan in -le.ron. Wood. floors throughout the main
living areas. Hat-in Kitchen with breakfast bar and
large pantry. Full size Dining Room. Master suite with
His and Hers closets plus Garden Tub in bathroom.
Fullh fenced backyard over looking' the pond.
Irrigation and security systems. Washer and driver. Pets
ok. Off Island. $1,250/mo
2064 Marlin Court- 1092 sf. 3BR/2BA Island home
with tile and, wood flooring throughout. Shaded
fenced backyard with separate storage space or
workshop. Pets ok. On Island. $1,150/mo
2235 Cashen Wood 11.444 sf. 3BR/2BA home
locatedin a quite neighborhood on the Island. Open
floor plan. Large yard with lots of shade. Pets ok. On
Island. $1,150/mo
96010 Stoney 1373. sf. 3BR/2BA upstairs
townhouse in gated Stoney Creek. Large open floor
plan with huge Kitchen and center island plus
Breakfast Area. Master Suite has a big walk-in closet
and separate shower/garden tub. Screened porch
overlooks wooded area and pond. One car garage.
Pets ok. Off Island. S t,I 00/mo
96138 Stoney 1,505 sf. 3BR/2.5BA townhouse in
the gated conLI.unity of Stoney Creek, Upgraded
Kitchen overlooks largt Familv Room. Covered Patio
faces nalurtal preserve area. All Bedrooms upstairs
with halls Bath downstairs, Master Suite with sepat-te
shower anid double i vanities. Petls ok. Off Island.
978 Chad 1400 sf 31RR/2BA\ Island Townhonme
located in the hear of Amelia Island on a quire
cul-de-sac. Close to the Fcrnandina Beach Middle and.
High Schools. Low maintenance landscaping. Long
dnvewav with single car garage. Pets ok. On Island.
$1 ,075/mo
97102 Coopers Way 1,808 sf, 3B1/2BA\ Ranch
style Ihome itn quiet neighl1rh-)ood. Iarge Kitchen with
lieaklast Bar overlooking the Living Room. Master
Suite with separate shower, garden tub and double
vanity. Pets ok. Off: Island. S1,000in/mo

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