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Kites fly and beachgoers revel on a beautiful day at the beach earlier this month. Ralph Liniado of Summer Beach
said he was "enjoying a wonderful day with my cameras yesterday at Main Beach. I thought these were real chamber
of commerce-type photographs." Indeed.
Sam a county official'
A police investigation continues into 'the behavior of two
women, including the chair of the Nassau County Commission,
during a confrontation at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island on
Concours d'Elegance weekend. ,
New details have emerged about the incident, including con-
tradictory accou nts of whether Commissioner StacyJohnson was
struck in the face, as she report led a nd as the News-Leader pub-
lished in a story March 21.
"I am.'a county official," an intoxicated
Johnsori said during the disturbance, which
drew a crowd and disrupted hotel service,
The additional details were included in a
second police incident report, which the News-
Leader obtained Tuesday in a roundabout fash-
. ion. The newspaper first received the second
report from a non-police source. It then Johnson
received it formally after a public records
request to the Nassau County Sheriffs Office,
which then reversed itself and said the reportwas, not public, only*
to reverse itself again and agree to make it public.
Both reports were written by sheriff's deputies. The first
report, written by the officer dispatched to the scene, was based
on Johnson's account It said she was struck, in the face by a
female acquaintance from Yulee, declined to press charges and
the case was closed: '
The second, supplemental report, however, was written a day
or so after the first by another deputy who was working off-duty
that Friday night at The Ritz, which was crowded with visitors
for the annual car show. Itwas based on the account of Johnson's
acquaintance, whom theNews-Leader is declining to name since
she is not a public figure.
The supplemental report disputes the suggestion that the
woman struck Johnson, based on security camera video and
FRACAS Continued on 3A
'What Does Sustainability Mean?'
Sustainable Fernanditia, a city effort
that began in 2010, will hold its first
town hall-style meeting Monday at 6:30
p.m at City Hall to help residents
explore ways to bring "sustainability"
into their own lives as well as keep it
going in City Hall.
Sustainability is a concept in which
human activities meet current needs
without compromising the resources of
future generations, and are also har-
monious with the needs of the natural
'City Planner Adrienne Dessy spear-
headed the project, which originated as.
a University of North Florida Natural
Resources Leadership Institute
Practicum to identify sustainability.
goals that could be implemented by
the city of Fernandina Beach
Initiated as an employee-onlygrpup,
citizen participation was added in 2011
The city's first Sustainability Town
Hall hneeting called "What Does
Sustainability Mean to You?" is
scheduled to be held Monday at
6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 204 Ash
St., Femandina Beach. The public
and now' the group consists of five
members and two alternates made up
of five employees and two citizens.
The group seeks to conserve local
resources, reduce energy costs,
decrease waste, strengthen-the local
economy and save money throughout
the city's operations
According to Senior Planner Kelly
Gibson, the sustainability group is only
for fact-finding and can bring its activ-
ities up for discussion bythe city com-
mission. Dessy also reports to the com-
mission quarterly on the group's
efforts and activities.
"Thepurpose of the town hall meet-
ing is to introduce the sustainability
group to the public, encourage aware-
ness and get people involved," Gibson
said, "and to let them know about the
group's goals and accomplishments."
The meeting is also meant to "get
people thinking about sustainability in
their own homes and lives, and what it
looks like to them," Gibson said. "We
want to know what are citizens inter-
ested in and what do they want to see.
It's not about pushing any policy or
agenda on anyone."
Gibson said the group has not been
able to track any savings since the city
began its sustainability efforts, but it is
beginning to collect information to
establish monthly records.
"Hopefully, residents will be excit-
ed about the group's function and sav-
ing taxpayer dollars," Gibson said. She
SUSTAINABLE Continued on 3A
Ferry'a vital link'
A crowd of concerned citizens -
some of whom use the service daily
for commuting met Wednesday at
City Hall to learn about efforts to
save the St. Johns River Ferry.
The meeting, hosted by
Republican candidate for State Senate
Aaron Bean, featured members of a
task force recently formed to save
The ferry, which links St. George
Island to Mayport on A1A, has been
owned by the Jacksonville Port
'Authority since 2007, when it took
over operations from the city of
However, the service is sched-
uled to be discontinued at the end
of the fiscal year Sept. 30 because
port officials said ridership has fallen
and costs have risen. Jaxport is
spending $600,000 or more annually
to cover costs and engineers have
estimated the ferry service will
require $12 million over the next 10
years on capital costs.
Bean, a former state representa-
tive and mayor of Fernandina, said
there was "a great swell of support"
in Jacksonville to keep the ferry, but
that this was the first meeting in
Nassau County to "get up to speed on
where the ferry is" and discuss its
strategic importance locally.
Task force chair Elaine Brown
said the ferry service, which has
been operating for 60years, is vital
tourist link that has never been prop-
erly promoted as such. She said its
imminent closing "came as a shock to
most people in the area" and that the
ferry helps keep visitors off 1-95 and
sends them into local communities in
Nassau and Duval counties to spend
FERRY Continued on 3A
PHOTOS BY HEATIHERA. PERRY/NEWSS-LEADER
Christal Opheim and son Eben, left, enjoy the grand opening Thursday of the new Publix grocery store in Yulee.
Assistant produce manager David Worth, center, straightens a fruit display. "I love the flowers!" said Jennett Baker
as she browses the new store in the Villages of Amelia shopping center.
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FRIDAY, MARCH 30,2012 NEWS News-Leader
Ella Jean Cunningham
Mrs. Ella Jean Cunningham, age 80, former-
ly of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Tuesday
morning, March 27, 2012 at the Life Care Center
of Fitzgerald, GA.
Born in Fitzgerald, she was the daughter of
the late Vernon Charles and Theresa Olive
Waldruf Ray. After being raised
and educated in Fitzgerald, she
married her high school sweet-
heart, Edgar E. Cunningham. As
they began their life together,
theymoved around frequently
with his service in the U.S. Air
Force. In 1975, they came to
Nassau County to be near family. Her husband
later worked as Dispatcher with the Fernandina
Beach Police Department.
i Mr. Cunningham passed away in 2006. Mrs.
Cunningham had been a longtime member of the
North 14th Street Baptist Church. She enjoyed
sewing, her flowerbeds, spending time with her
grandbabies and watching and listening to
Christian programs and music.
Preceding her in death is a son, Lewis Eugene
Mrs. Cunningham leaves behind her chil-
dren, David Cunningham, Yulee, FL, Michelle
Cunningham Redmon (Mike), Spring City, TN,
a sister, Shirley New (Charles), Fernandina
Beach, FL, seven grandchildren, Ryan and
Kaleigh Crews, Kiani Cook, Shelby and Chanze
Cunningham, Levi Redmon and Bethany Hadley
and five great-grandchildren, Hilton and Daityn
Cook, Lily Claire Crews, Charlotte and Andrew
Funeral services were at 2:30 pm on
'Thursday, March 29,2012 from the graveside in
Bosque Bello Cemetery with her nephew,
Reverend Bill New, officiating,
She was laid to rest beside her husband.
Her family received friends on Thursday from
9:00 am until 12 noon at Oxley-Heard Funeral
Please .share her life story at www.oxley-
Dylan Jacob McCormickt
Dylan Jacob McCormick, 16, of Yulee, Florida,
passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March
25,2012 in Fernandina Beach. Born on October
11, 1995 in Camden County, Georgia, he lived in
Yulee all his life.
As a curious little boy and a bright young
teen, he brought much joy A people's hearts. He
loved music, riding his ATVs,'
dirt bike, enjoyed playing his
video games and cherished his
dog, Bullet. In addition, he was
preparing to get his driver's
license soon. Dylah attended
Yulee High School where he was
a very smart young man, made
excellent grades and had many friends. In the
future he had planned to become ari underwater
welder or an architect and accomplish his dream
as an up and cgmxngsiusician. Ui .ulJiplale goal
was, in his words, i will graduate .choIl and
"'make my Mom and IDad very proud." Dylan
loved visiting around to several churches in the
Yulee area and had dedicated his life to the Lord.
We could never say enough how much we love
you, our "second family" at Dave Turner
Plumbing who have been with us so much
through the years.
Dylan will be sorely missed by all his loved
ones and friends, as well as those who wished
they'd gotten to know him better. In reality,
Dylan's ultimate wish came true for he is our
handsome angel up in Heaven celebrating and
playing music for the Lord Himself. Surely, he is
looking down and saying, "I'm in better hands
He is survived by his loving parents, Phillip
Norris McCormick and Valerie Trish Wallace
McCormick; sisters, Storm and Phylena
McCormick; his grandparents, Joyce "NeNe"
Carter, Pedro Perez, Nicky Carter, Joan Crews,
.Delmus Crews, Edward L McCormick, and Rick
Wallace; great-grandparents, Mr. & Mrs.
Standfield, Mr. & Mrs. Wallace; uncles, Nick
Carter, Dewayne McCormick, and Jerry Lewis;
aunts, Tammy Shelton, Joy Sullivan, Carol
'Anderson, Jeanette Dinkins, Vern Wallace and
Gloria Wallace; cousins, Erica Shelton, C.J.
Shelton, Katie Kemp. Trey Norman, Rafiel
Washington, Jason Washington, Mia Wallace,
Jenay Wallace and many, friends and classmates
that will miss him greatly.
I Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.
on Monday, April 2, 2012 from the First Baptist,
Church in Fernandina with Rev. James Beal,
Pastor of Harbor Shores Apostolic Church offi-
ciating. The family will receive friends from 10
a.m. until service time in the sanctuary. Following
the committal service, he will be laid to rest in
Hughes Cemetery in Yulee.
Dylan's pallbearers, will be John and Bob
Miner, Ashton Vest, Noah Adams, Jeff Driggers
and Gage Maddox.
Eternity Funera I Home of Nassau
Zelma King Spooner
Ms. Zelma King Spooner, age 85, of Yulee,
passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at
the Morris Center of Shands Pavilion in
Jacksonville, after a severe stroke.
Born December 21, 1926 in
Collins, GA, she was born to the
late Willie Gordon and Thorns
D. Mauldin. She was employed
by Terminal Bag Co. in Yulee,
FL for 15 years. Her hobbies
included quilting, sewing, gar-
dening and keeping the road hot.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in
death by her son, Jerry J. King, her sister,
Marjorie. Caines, and son-in-law, Robert A.
Mrs. Spooner leaves behind her daughter,
Gail King Jones, two sons, Tommy S. King and,
Kenneth E. King, all of Yulee, FL, a brother,
James (Sherry) Moody, Glenville, GA, two sis-
ters, Frances Gordon and Doris (Billy) Morgon,
Ludowici, GA, many grandchildren, many great-
grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Her family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00
pm today at the Oxley Heard Funeral Home.
Mrs. Spooner will be laid to rest in the fami-
ly section of Bosque Bello Cemetery at a later
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Morris Center of Shands Pavilion, Jacksonville;
FL or the American Heart Association.
Ple'e, share hqi lUfepatyry at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Norman D. Spires, age 70, died on March
29, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete.
Green Pine Funeral Home'
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* Prince of Peace Lutheran Churchl
Holy Week & Easter Services
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will be Participating In Holy Week
and Easter with several worship opportunities.
April 8 at 1:00 AM Is Easter Sunday celebrated
with our Sunrise Praise worship service beginning
April 8 at 8:30 AM Breakfast and a,children's
Easter egg hunt will take place.
4 April 8 at 10:00 AM will conclude with our
Easter Worship Service with Holy Communion.
Come and oin us during these
most Holy days of the church year.
511 Ash Street.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904)261-3696 Fax 261-3698
Webslte for email addresses.
Office hours are 830a.m. to5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Beach, FL 32034. Periodicals postage paid at Fernandina Beach, Fla.'(USPS
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responsibility for typographical errors In advertising. When notified promptly, the
part of the advertisement in which the typographical error appears will be reprint-
ed. All advertising is subject to the approval of the publisher. The News-Leader
reserves the right to correctly classify, edit or delete any objectionable wording or
reject the advertisement in its entirety at any time prior to scheduled publication If
it is determined that the advertisement or any part thereof Is contrary to the gen-
eral standard of advertising acceptance.
Mail in Nassau County ............. .....$39.00
Mail out of Nassau County .................. $65.00
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12 p.m.
' Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.
Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*
Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.
Legal Notices: Friday, noon
Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.
Classified Ads: Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Classified Display: Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Retail Advertising: Tuesday, 3 p.m.
' Monday holidays will move the
Classified deadline to Friday at 5 p.m.
The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency of
Nassau County, a nonprofit
social services organization, is
in need of volunteers for its
office located at 1303 Jasmine
St., Suite 100, in Fernandina
Duties include answering
the telephone, greeting cus-
tome'rs and assisting with cler-
ical tasks. Morning and after-
noon hours are available,
If you are a pleasant and
kind person who is interested in
Serving others in the commu-
nity, please contact Lisa Mohn,
manager, at 261-0801, ext. 203.
The New lo You Resale Store is an
excellent place to recycle your household
goods. For Info, call: 904.321.234
S930514TH SREFi FERNAND'INA HE ft 32 0-
Coalition for the Homeless President Robyn Andrews receives a check from the
Newcomers "Club of Amelia Island President Beth Gaudiana. Pictured are some of
the members of the Community Service Committee of Newcomers who were instru-
mental in raising funds for the coalition. From left are Jan Cote-Merow; Laura
Germer; Beth Gaudiana; Betty Buckley and Diane-Duhig (chairmen); Cynthia
Mackenzie, Robyn Andrews, Jan Rothrock, Trish Newton and Theodora Skarlis.
Newcomers help homeless
The Newcomers Club of Raffle" was held in 2008. The Dome Healing
Amelia Island's Community original concept was created Fish; Hampton In
Service Committee (CSC) held by then CSC's Chairwoman Horizons Restaur
its 5th Annual "Give A Heart Cynthia Mackenzie. Its ,pur- Salon; Jazzercise;J
Raffle" recently. This year's pose was to allow newcomers Artist; Kelly's Cou
event raised $3,500 for The the opportunity to give of them- Larry LeMier
Coalition for the Homeless to selves to one another and, at Backtracks; Ms. C
help fund a new drop-in center. the same time, to raise money Towne Carriage
As of September, there for a local charity. In five years, Passion 4 Poocl
were 60 homeless adults on the idea has grown to include Seaside Grill; Ste'
Amelia Island, alone, living in an auction of items donated by Photography; Th
tents, cars or the woods. The members and businesses with- of North Hampt
new drop-in center will provide in the community. Sisters; Y Yoga
restrooms, showers, laundry The Newcomers Club of StressZone.
facilities, computers and vol- Amelia Island would like to "We thank all 1
unteers to help locate essen- acknowledge the following port and ask the
tial resources for qualified indi- businesses for their generosi- our community
viduals, as well as assistance ty in helping to make this these generous
with job applications. Most year's event a huge success: "noted Betty B
importantly, it will provide.an Amelia River Cruises; Amelia Diane Duhig, c
address and a place to receive River Golf Club; Chamber Community Serv
mail. Music Festival; Cindy's Nail tee, Newcomer
The first "Give A Heart and Hair Salon; David Jordi; Amelia'Island.
n and Suites;
he Golf Club
; and Zero
for their sup-
's Club of
Pageant rehearsals underway
Contestant rehearsals for
the Miss Shrimp Festival 2012.
Scholarship Pageant, spon-
sored by the Hampton Inn &
Suites, Amelia Island, "Historic
Harbor Front Hotel," are held
every Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at
the Bean School of Dance, 25
N. Third St., Fernandina
Contestants will be accept-,
ed until April 10iand must',
bring the completed applica-
tion and participation agree-
ment to their first rehearsal.
The pageant winner will be
awarded a $1,000 scholarship
at the opening of the Isle of
Eight Flags Shrimp Festival on
Friday evening, May 4.
The pageant is open to high
school level juniors and sen-
iors attending public, private,
alternate~ or htime schools.
Eligible'- Iiarticipants must
Reside in 4Nassud County but
may attend high school in
another county. The four-part
Fundraiser car wash
crew and family will host a
fundraiser bake sale and car
wash on March 31 starting'
at 10 a.m. at Murray's Grille,
corner of A1A and Amelia
Concourse in Yulee, for thle
family of drowning victim
Dylan McCormick, 16, who
was an employee of the
restaurant. For information
contact Linda at Linda_1956
email@example.com or 5834208.
The Nassau County
Health Department is
offering its diabetes self-
series from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
each Monday April 2, 9, 16
and 23 at the Family
Education Center (Yulee
86207 Felmor Road.
Registration fee is $40
(includes all four classes)
and $20 for Nassau County
School District employees.
Bring a support person at no
additional cost. A minimum
of five needed to hold the
For questions or to.regis-
ter contact Ashley Krajewski
at 548-1853 or Ashley.
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TIUPODAY, MAPC0 29, F-7 PM.
(Exclusive Friends of the Library members-only sale)'
FRIDAY MARCH 30, 9-SO AA4-6 PM.
QATURIDAY MARCH 91, 9:30 A.M.-S PM.
Peck Recreation Center Gymnasium
516 South 10th Street, Fernandina Beach
0oa'/idait deaA w/At/ d14p0/loti9
eM Fenviutd&a ReaeA Li&/ta.l/
*Not a member? Just sign up at the library
or at the book-sale door!
A continuing Computer
Workshop will be held 1 p.m.
each Thursday in April at
Council On Aging East
Nassau, 1367 South 18th St.,
Fernandina Beach, for peo-
ple interested in learning the
basics of computer use.
Instructor is Jan Cote- '
Merow, who has been teach-
ing private and group les-
sons on Amelia Island for
the past 10 years. Fee per
session is a donation of $10
to the Council on Aging, a
501 (c)3 not-for-profit charity.
Class sizeis limited. Call Jan
at 583-2870 for information.
The Nassau County
Public Library System
will be closed on Friday,
April 6 in observance of the
holiday. The book drops will
Beginner bridge lessons
start April 10 from 2:30-4:40
p.m. and meet two hours
each week for nine weeks.
Second-level lessons start
April 11 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
and meet two hours each
week for nine weeks.
Evening lessons are avail-
able starting April 11 from 7-
9 p.m. and meeting two
hours once a week for nine
Contact Nassau Bridge at
(904) 900-8481 for informa-
application packet may be
If you would like to partici-
pate or you have any questions
contact Barbara Book, pageant
director/choreographer at 583-
1770 or Sandy Price, Shrimp
Festival executive director, at
20"6756 or sandy@ srimnpfes-,
S eave a message with your
phone number if the call is
answered by voice mail.
The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis Club meets the
first three Mondays of each
month at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club from 6:30-
8 p.m. Contact Don Lyons
at home, 432-8194, or by
cell at (978) 758-0561.
The Yulee Optimist Club
meets every Tuesday at
noon at Murray's Grille on
A1A in Yulee. Call 753-0091.
The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club meets each
Wednesday from noon-1
p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club. Call
Bernice Kelley at
261-7923 or Barb Kent at
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. 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. Contact Katey Breen
or visit www.ameliaislandro-
Florida Public Utilities put the finishing touches
on a substation in Fernandina Beach connecting to
a line in Jacksonville. March 29, 1962
State grant funds totalling $648,000 were
released to the city and Centre Street Water front
Development Group for construction of a two-story
restaurant on the site of the Marine Welcome
Station in Fernandina'Beach.
March 26, 1987
After more than a year promoting a bill requir-
ing bylaws for School Advisory Councils, Nassau
County School Board member Janet Adkins was
happy to see it head to the governor's office to be
signed into law. March 27, 2002
FRIDAY, MARCH 30,2012 NEWS News-Leader
'This is not about
pushing any policy
or agenda on
Continued from 1A
added that it hopes to hold a
series of town hall meetings
for residents. The next meet-
ing, she said, will be in early
June and will be held at the
Peck Community Center.
practices for city employees
include departments turning
off lights when not in use;
using email instead of print'
paper; recycling materials;
implementing vehicle use
policies; and indoor temper-
ature control, among others.
Since its creation, the sus-
tainability effort has estab-
lished a city recycling center;
sponsored twice-yearly city
Recycling events; increased
recycling in city departments;
begun to phase out inefficient
lighting and plumbing within
city facilities; initiated the pur-
chase of green office prod-
ucts; initiated transition of
commission and boards from
paper to electronic informa-
tion packets; initiated the pur-
chase of two used hybrid
vehicles; and formed a part-
, nership with Florida Public,
Utilities for conservation
strategies, among several
Goals for 2012 include cut-
ting city electric use by 10
percent; maintaining clean
and safe beaches and water-
ways; and focusing on alter-
native transportation planning
(such as bicycles and scoot-
"I don't think there's any-
one here that doesn't appre-
ciate the fact this is one of
the most beautiful areas in
the country," Brown said.
"(The ferry) is not just a
cutesy idea, but keeps a link
between A1A and Key West"
"With no link, (visitors)
will -stay on 1-95 and bypass;
all these, areas," she said. The
ferry, she said, is also integral
to Naval Station Mayport,
which is bringing in 2,000
new workers for new ships
coming into port
"The city of Jacksonville
decided they could no longer
run the ferry ... because of a
deficit every year," Brown
said. "It looks expensive until
you take it away." She noted
a second ferry had already
been sold, so there is no
longer a backup vessel.
'Federal lobbyist Ann
Huckabee said there were
federal grants available for
ferries with a 25 percent
match that could help
offset costs of running the
Phil Scanlan of Amelia
Island Trails said millions of
federal dollars are going into
developing bicycle and hik-
ing trails in the area, and that
many of those who use the
trails like using the connect-
ing ferry service.
Curtis Loftis of the
Jacksonville Beach Chamber
of Commerce said the "Keep
the Ferry" movement need-
ed to reach a bigger audi-
"There's this empty hole
where Duval County sits," he
said. "Somehow we got off
track a long time ago." He
added that residents should
start thinking about how the
counties are connected.
"We need to look at this
ferry as something long-term
and sustainable," Loftis said.
"Duval County has to step up
and start getting it."
For more information, or
to give support to continuing
the St. Johns River Ferry, go
!MUSEUM OF HISTORY
The Baldwin Bay Fire two
miles north of US 90 on CR
121 has grown to 99 acres and
is 75 percent contained, the
Florida Fire Service reported.
There are no homes currently
The fire is producing a lot of
smoke on the west side of
Jacksonville and in the Baldwin
area, just south of the Nassau
County line. Thick smoke and
dense fog have combined to
create,poor visibility on the
roads. Motorists ate urged to
use caution when traveling in
"This fire has the potential
to grow because it is burning
in deep peat and the fire lines
are not accessible to wildland
engines for mop up, because of
the terrain," the fire service
said in a press release. 'The
fire is still very hot and there is
a lot of wildland fuel available
to burn in that area. The fire is
200 yards off the road and can
be reached on foot only."
Dry conditions persist in
Northeast Florida. The Keetch-
Byram. Drought Index for
Nassau County ig 437. The nor-
mal level for spring in North
Florida is between 261 and 460.
TheKBDI is a continuous
reference scale for estimating
the dryness of the soil and duff
layers. The index increases for
each, day without rain.
Today's Fire Danger Index
for Nassau, Duval and Clay
counties is "high."
That means fires may
become serious and their con-
trol difficult unless they are
attacked successfully while
There are burn bans in five
Florida counties, but not yet
There have been 1,115 wild-
fires that have burned 19,682
acres in Florida since Jan. 1. In
the Jacksonville District
(Nassau, Duval and Clay) a
total of 69 wildfires have
burned 686.2 acres.
A lightning-caused fire
March 15 burned 17.3 acres
near US 301 and Jennifer Road
in Nassau County. It remains
fire on Champion Way near CR
108 and Middle Road burned a
third of an acre and is consid-
An active wildfire is a fire
that is either actively burning
and uncontained, or it may be
contained but still hot and
smoking or smoldering even
though there are no active
flames. Fires are listed as
active until they are complete-
1y controlled (out and cold with
no smoking or smoldering).
Until a fire is called controlled,
it is carefully monitored by fire-
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Continued from 1A
observation. "Ms. Johnson had
no injuries or redness to her
face, which would haye been
consistent with 1her allegations,"
the deputy wrote in the.second
report. "Therefore, there was
no evidence to support the alle-
gations of Ms. Johnson being
hit in the face with closed fist."
Both reports agree the two
women were intoxicated, dis-
ruptive and had to be escorted
from the resort property. The
women "were warned for their
behavior at the hotel and given
several verbal warnings," but
they disregarded police and
"continued to disrupt the hotel,
at which time all parties involved
wqrd escorted from The Ritz-
Carlton property. All parties.
appeared to be intoxicated,
including" Johnson and her
friend, according to the supple-
Both reports identified John-
son as the instigator of the dis-
turbance, which was not imme-
diately quelled. "Upon our
arrival, all females involved in
the altercation continued to
scream and yell, causing a dis-
turbance, despite the presence
'of law enforcement" and hotel
security officials, the second
"I am a county official,"
Johnson announced when police
arrived, and repeated to others
on the scene, according to the
Johnson approached her in
the holel bar and became "ver-
bally abusive," her friend told
police. Both accounts agree
'Upon our arrival all females involved
in the altercation continued to scream and
yell, causing a disturbance, despite the
presence of law enforcement.'
NASSAU COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORT
Johnson said, "I just wanted you
to know I deleted you off my
Facebook account, you fat
Johnson's friend said she
then grabbed the commission-
ers' arm, but did not strike her,
then left the bar and the hotel,
according to the second report.
Both accounts agree that,
Johnson prevented the friend's
black van from exiting the valet
area. The friend told,police "she
felt threatened and intimidated
by Ms. Johnson's actions."
Security cameras did not cor-
roborate Johnson's claim of
being hit at the bar but captured
her friend leaving the hotel
about 10:17 p.m. with the com-
missioner following, the reports
said. Security camera footage
showed Johnson standing in
front of a van the woman had
gotten into and blocking its
departure despite protests
from a hotel manager.
Johnson called The Ritz-
Carlton on March 10, the day
after thie incident, seeking the
security video of ,the previous
night's events, deputies said.
After learning that surveillance,
only captured what unfolded
outside the bar, Johnson told
hotel security, "I don't need that
and that will not do me any
.good," according to the report.
A parking attendant told
deputies a white female, waving
her arms and yelling that she
was a "county official" while
blocking avan from leaving the
lot, instigated the disturbance.
After reviewing security
footage, deputies confirmed
hearing Johnson yell, "I am a
county official!" and said the
scene both invited onlookers
and disrupted valet service.
The News-Leader received a
copy of the second police report
from a source and,sought to
confirm its authenticity with a
public records request. The
sheriff's records office faxed
copies of both reports, only to
call the newspaper and say the
second report was not a public
record because the investiga-
tion is ongoing. After consid-
eration, it Was agreed the report
would be made public since it
had already been sent to the
records clerk for the sheriff's
office and :wife of Sheriff
Tommy Seagraves, said Wed-
nesday that deputies should not
have sent the supplemental
report because the case is pend-
The sheriff was out of town
and unavailable for comment.
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flag of the United States of Anierica proudly
flying there once again.
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Pay tax bi
if you have not paid your 2011 prop-
erty 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. VI encour-
age taxpayers who. have not paid to
please remit payment no later than
March 31 to avoid the state-mandated
Payments to the Tax Collector are
Online at www.nassautaxes.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 percent over the same
period last year, Drew noted: "It says
a lot about Nassau County citizens
that even during challenging times,
more of us paid our taxes on time this
year," Drew said. "Eighty-seven per-
cent of the tax roll has already been
If paying online, the credit card
processing company charges a 2.5 per-
cent convenience fee, but the Tax
Collector's Office receives no portion
of the fee. Electronic checks, or E-
checks, are available free of process-
For VISA Debit cards, the rate is a
flat $3.95- as required by VISA. Other
debit cards are charged the 2.5 per-
If mailing, please be advised that
the U,S. Postal Service postmark will
apply. The envelope must be post-
marked no later than March 31 or the,
3 percent penalty will be added to the
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Time to get ready for the road
Those accustomed to driving
vacations most of the population -
are going to hit the road for the clas-
sic summer vacation. It is amazing
the number of families that head out
after the last week of school. Both
working parents and school kids are
fired up and hit their favorite vaca-
tion spots with the masses in early
June. Others will wait for the classic
Fourth of July week or whatever
modern families can juggle their
schedules to fit.
We are glad to have them all here
in Nassau County and find it inter-
esting seeing license plates from the
entire eastern seaboard. As I often
pointed out to.our kids, people wefit
to great lengths to get here and it is
free to you every day. Now that they
make occasional visits back from
college, they are appreciating how
special a place we call home.
Preparation is such a key in most
facets of our life, allowing a small
exception for spontaneity. Having
our vehicle ready well in advance is
a smart place to start. Those that
haven't spent their federal tax return,
(average'of ovei $2,900 for 2011)
should not look.past their driveway.
Many will put their
families in higher
mileage cars that
are a reality of the
Whether your vehi-
cle has 40,000
miles or 140,000
miles, plan ahead
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Rick Keffer because of waiting
to address needs
until the last week.
Start with tires and brakes as pri-
orities. Brakes can be inspected
when the oil is changed and tires
can be rotated easily with the car on
the lift. Tire balance and inflation
can also be handled as needed.
Often overlooked or declined
services involve the radiator and
transmission fluid. Depending on
the manufacturer, these are usually,
changed about every 30,000 miles. '
Cars that overheat or have transmis-
sion problems will leave you strand-
Wiper blades and washer fluid
need to be ready for storms and
dirty windshields. Have your hoses
and belts inspected. Maps, jumper
cables, first-aid kits, spare tires and
jacks and spare keys can all come in
handy. The. object is to act 60 to 90
days in advance. If a several'hun-
dred dollar expenditure is needed
and not readily affordable, there is
time to budget for it. Find out if you
are ready for the road,
There is more positive talk on
the street these days.
Understandably, I am always asked
about business and get to compare
notes with the asker. People are
either experiencing an upswing or
just feel better about the economic
climate. Consumer confidence and
establishing a real estate bottom
would underpin progress here and
nationally. We are all ready for a
good year and 2012 has a chance to
be it. Have a good week.
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office of judge
Court Judge candidate Mark
Borello has made history by
qualifying for the ballot
with over 7,300 certified peti-
tions. The number, which
exceeded the required
amount needed, was the high-
est number of petitions gath-
ered by any of the 76 filed judi-
cial candidates in the state of
Florida Division of
Elections documents indicate
that the benchmark of 6,988
required petitions was exceed-
ed by several hundred.
"We believe that this is the
greatest number of certified
petitions any judicial candi-
date has collected in the his-
tory of Northeast Florida,"
said campaign treasurer
Chuck Kalb. "We're in the
process of confirming this
With 40 percent of the peti-
tions coming from Clay and
Nassau, the data evidences an
active support base through-
out the entire Judicial Circuit,
Borello unteers did
job of help-
ing us reach this historic level.
My family and I continue to
feel blessed to have the
support of so many people
from all across the circuit."
Borello said. "I am thankful
and incredibly blessed by the
support of so many who share
our commitment to a judici-
ary rooted in absolute fair-
For the past 24 years,
Assistant State Attorney
Borello said he has been
fighting for victims as one
of Jacksonville's top prosecu-
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The Coalition for the
Homeless, with the assistance
of local agencies and volunteers
from the community, conducted
the Annual Homeless Point in
Time count in Nassau County
on Jan. 25. This is an annual
count required by the federal
government and conducted on
or around the last week in
January every year in conjunc-
tion with Emergency Services
Coalition for the Homeless of
Jacksonville, Inc., to get a one-
day, "point in time" snapshot of
homeless individuals in the
In addition to the point in
time survey, this year the coali-
tion also administered the vul-
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of the 100,000 Homes Project, a
national initiative to identify and
house the most vulnerable,
chronically homeless in the
nation by 2014.
The annual point in time sur-
vey identified 94 homeless indi-
viduals and 17 vulnerable,
chronically homeless individu-
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provide homeless individuals respite from
the heat and cold, a snack and beverage,
hot shower and laundry and an
address to receive mail.
the street if not housed.
Learn more about the
national initiative by visiting
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of the local initiative,.the 100k
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house our top 10 vulnerable,
chronically homeless individu-
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housing in the nux ihi t:i years.
' The Jacksonville Veterans
Administration has pledged a
minimum of 5 HUD-VASH
vouchers these provide per-
manent supportive housing to
qualifying veterans- to Nassau
County. The project hopes to
obtain other sources for non-
veterans through HUD, serv-
ice agency volunteers and the
support of local businesses and
The project is currently part-
nering with the United Way of
Northeast Florida to help bring
awareness to the community,
seek resources and raise funds
to house these individuals iri
addition to providing needed
medical, mental health and life
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interested in helping in any way,
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The 100k Homes Nassau
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assistance and volunteers for
outreach, research and much
For the past three years in
Nassau County, organized by
Pam Lee, the coalition's annual
homeless count has identified
nearly 100 homeless individuals
The Coalition for the
Homeless strives to provide
assistance to these individuals,
in conjunction with other organ-
izations, through two soup
kitchens Hope House in
Fernandina Beach, currently
serving an average of 100 meals
each night, four nights per
week, and Gracie's Kitchen in
Yulee currently serving an aver-
age of 45 meals two nights per
week the Soup Train, which
provides healthy ready to eat
meats to elderly shut-ins in
Nassau County in partnership
with the Council on Aging.
Soon to open is the Day
Drop ih Center, which will pro-
vide a friendly, compassionate
ear and services to homeless.
individuals to include respite
from the heat and cold, a snack
and beverage, hot shower and
laundry and an address to
receive mail and utilize on job
applications. The Day Drop in
Center will also provide assis-
tance in obtaining identification
and applying for benefits, along
with referrals to local agency
services that may be of benefit
to the individual.
Thanks to many local, organ-
izations and individuals, in par-
ticular the CBC Bank'eand the
Newcomers Club of Nassau
County, over $6,000 has been
raised for the Day Drop in
Center project. This will cover
start up and operating expens-
es for the one-year pilot
The coalition is also partici-
pating in the Hunger Coalition
of Nassau County, led by
Barnabas, which in conjunction
with Second Harvest of
Northeast Florida is providing
nujss food distribution of fresh
fiOod to those in need. For more
ilornlion. search for "Hunger
Coalition of Nassau County,
Florida" on Facebook.
The first distribution took
place on March 5 and provided
food to 118 families consisting of
376 family members. All food
was distributed within an hour.
The city of Fernandina Beach
provided the location adjacent to
Central Park and Advance
Disposal provided the trash bins
Volunteers are needed.
Leftover food goes to local
pantries. Contact Philip St.
Laurent at 261-7000, ext. 107 to
volunteer or for more informa-
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lead up to an address by Rebecca Odell
Townsend, a constitutional law attorney speak-
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today at 7 p.m. O'Dell is an appellate attorney
who practices before the U.S. Supreme Court
and other federal and state appellate courts.
The event is open to the public and free of
charge. There will be a silent auction and
refreshments will also be available.
State Rep. Janet H. Adkins has a new survey
that highlights questions relating to local
issues. 'he survey can be accessed online at
Adkins said she will use the survey as a tool
to understand the feelings of Florida residents
regarding a wide array of issues. The survey.
includes questions that deal with issues that
came to light during the 2012 legislative ses-
sion, such as the potential closing of the St.
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Robyn Andrews, president
of the Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau County,
reported that the 2012 home-
less count was developed with
the help of over 20 volunteers.
Here are some of the statistics
gathered from the surveys:
Of the Nassau County sur-
vey participants, 78 percent
were male and 26 percent were
80 percent identified their
race as white while 20 percent
identified themselves as
72 percent were between
the ages of 26 and 54,14 percent
were over 55, 6 percent were
over 60 and 8 percent were
52 percent of the home-
less surveyed were staying in a
temporary shelter; 25 percent
reported that they slept in the
woods, while 14 percent report-
ed that they slept in the street;
9 percent reported sleeping in
their vehicle or other tempo-
rary location not meant for
Medically, 22 percent of
those surveyed reported that
they suffered from a heart con-
dition; 17 percent suffer from
asthma, 17 percent suffer from
liver disease, a percent from
emphysema and 6 percent
reported diabetes, hepatitis C,
and cancer, respectively; 18 per-
cent were identified as tri-mor-
bid, meaning that they suffer
from one of the above listed ill-
nesses, in addition to a mental
health issue and a substance
The chronically homeless
individuals reported an average
of seven years each on the
Overall, during the course
of the year in 2011, Barnabas
reported providing services to
21 homeless individuals,
Micah's place reported serving,
130, Little House Ministries
Shelter-85, Salvation Army/
Hope House, 5, Cedar Haven
Transitional Home, 13, and the
Nassau County School Board
reported a total of 262 home-
less students, according to the
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will conduct a "Town Meeting" at 7 p.m.
Thursday at the Fernandina Beach Police
Department Community Room at 1525 Lime
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and ask questions and receive input on various
issues and topics. Citizens can attend just to
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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 hijackers of United
Airlines Flight 93 on 9/11. Beamer will discuss
"The State of the Republic.... 10 years after
9/11." David Beamer and his wife Peggy,
became reluctant public figures after the plane
crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pa., that took
his son'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 depar-
ture from the regular First Saturday gathering
place at Murray's Grille in Yulee in order to
handle a larger crowd.
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When our children grow up'and move
away, it sometimes feels as if they become
strangers. Facebook and Twitter help to
bridge the gap and cell phones provide
quick messages in text on tiny screens.
Welcome as these technologies are,
nothing beats an in-person visit for the
opportunity to catch up with children who
have flown the nest.
I was recently blessed
with four days of quality
one on one time with my
adult son as we traveled
north to visit family. I
savored the opportunity to
become acquainted with
the man my little. boy, has
become since -thlt time
we open that many diays
NEWS- alone together.
ROOM As we shared a meal at
a nice restaurant near our
VIEWS hotel, he introduced me to
..... wheat beer and told me
aer. about his college classes,
epartmer" opening,a door to what's
Perry going on in his life.
encompassed a variety of topics fiom spiri-
tuality to travel, movies, literature, his com-
mitted relationship and current events.
I marveled at the depth and breadth of
his knowledge and was momentarily caught
off guard when he voiced a desire to study
at City.College in New York.
"They have an excellent women's studies
department," said the young man whose
reading material for the plane was The Will
to Change.by- 1ell Hooks.
I shouldn't have been surprised. Raised
primarily by a single mother, he's always
had an awareness of women's issues. But
with maturity has come a realization of the
obstacles faced by anyone who isn't white
"J don't take my privilege for granted,"
His mastery of technology paid off as he
navigated our way through the public trans-
portation maze in the Big City, looked up
places to eat and even checked in for his
return flight using his smart phone.
All too soon the.trip was over and it was
time to part. Outr gates were at opposite
ends of the airport concourse and as we
hugged farewell, I didn't want to let him go.
At the same moment, we both said, "I'll
text you when I land," and smiled.
No matter how far apart we are, technol-
ogy keeps that strong bond connected.
HeatherA. Perry is a reporter at the
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As'a l parent, I was hearlsick to
hear about the Yult.- teel(nager who
drowned at our beach this past
weekend ("Yulce boy, 16, drowns
in surf," March 25). IA't this be a
wake-up call to our city/county offi-
cials. Fernandina's beach season
doesn't start on Memorial i)ay. It
starts with all of the spring breakers
that crowd our beautiful beaches in-
March. Please hire lifeguards for
Friday, Saturdays and Sfundays
starling annually in March, even if
only at designated beaches.
I am all for saving money, but
-.,in linn the price of saving is too
high. This teenager may have been
saved if there had been lifeguards on
duly 1It's time to remedy this prob-
lem so that this doesn't happen to
I extend my heartfelt condo-
lences to the McCorniick family.
May you somehow find peace in this
School field trips
The sixth-grade students at
Fernandina Beach Middle 'School
have been offered a reward for the
end of this school year. It will be a
trip to Wild Adventures in Valdosta,
, Ga., on May 30. Since there are
approximately 200 students in the
class I would think the school could
figure out that they need more than
two buses. This is where the prob-
lem occurs because all of the stu-
dents who have raised their money
do not get to go since thefe will
only be enough room for about 100
students with chaperones on the
It is really a shame that due to the
inability of school officials to add
that students will not get to go due
to faculty incompetence and not the
students. That is a great example
to put forth to our young people,
I amu sure thait IThere' are others
students who have also brought in
their money prior to the date in the
letter and they will not be allowed to
go either. This means that this is
not really a reward so much as a
contest to see who can get their
money in first. Some people in our
community are struggling with this
terrible economy and do not have
$50 just lying around and had to
wait until the next payday,.which in
some cases is every two weeks.
Lets' get involved in our chil-
dren's schools and make them fair
to all. The letter'statcs that .the seats
are to be allocated on a first-come,
first-seated basis. This is giving the
families that arce better off financially
a seat ahead of the others. If the fac-
ulty cannot see this as an adverse
effect on the studerits perhaps we
need to restrict-their rewards also,
but of course the union will protect
the incompetent at the cost of our
Is it a good idea to publish "the
address" (March 21) with the page
I photo of our local American bald
eagle? He might just end tip like
the 40 pheasants on page B4.
I read with interest Mr. Pat
Keogh's.Viewpoint about the Impact
Fee and Concurrency Task Force
(March 21). I was jist as surprised
to find out it exists. So I looked it up.
It is a who's who of folks involved in
design and building in this county.
Apparently they were formed, select-
ed members and have been meeting
for a long time and no one knew
Now I will tell you right off I am
a strong advocate of impact fees. I
grew up in Orlando and saw what
happened there when development
did not pay for itself. You have
schools with 50 or more portable
Classrooms on a single campus, you
have roads that are clogged all but
about two hours in the middle of
the night. You have deplorable
response times for police and fire
since Ihere was no money to expand
the infrastructure with the growth.
In the late '80's studies said 1-4
should be 12 lanes through town -
it is still eight. They are having to
build toll roads that never stop being
toll roads the East West
Expressway was built around 1980
and was only supposed to charge
tolls for 20 years, enough time to
pay it off. It is still a toll road. Is this
what you want here? And SR 200
gels l)usier and more congested in
the morning and at rush hour in an
('ver-increasing mannerr' ,
Now the school board andi
Fernandina did nol suspend their.
fees. Some ado hlas been made of
(his. Fernanidina and Nassau are
still growing. I renmemnibter when the
county commissioners did (his and
(hey cut the building fees in half. It
did not simulate building. It is com-
ing back and we have continued to
grow even through this recession.
And if, as Mr. Keogh says, this
growth stopped all this time then
no one would have to worry about
I1 1i r'i ii' I, 1, '''s because they arc-
or;!,y ,,.. r. < ('w W 'conslruclf ion.
DAVID FITZSIMMONS/THEARIZONA DAILY STAR
How can you be sued under the
nexus rule if you only charge for
new growth unless the county does
not use the fees?
We are currently getting a new
mall in Yulee, one that paid no
impact fees but will dramatically
impact roads, police and other serv-
ices simply by the folks it will draw
in. It will probably have a positive
impact on people wanting to live
here and that will impact services,
roads and schools. I will not be
happy when the commissioners
have to begin raising property taxes
because they don't have the funds to
support the infrastructure. If they
don't they will have to cut other
things to have the money for the
growth,, libraries, road repairs or
grading, firemen (and thus response
I don't mind paying to have a
good and safe.pllace to live but I feel
if you want to build new here, you
need to kick in for what your devel-
opment is doing to the county.
Nassau County is a wonderful place
to live, let's keep it that way.
("Government and natural sup-
plements," March 2) about the FDA
wanting to control our natural sup-
plements led me to further investi-
gation about our food. I found there
is something in our food supply that
wasn't there years ago.
From 1997 to 2002 food allergy
incidents doubled. According to the
Centers for Disease Control, there
was a 265 percent increase in hos-
pitalizations related to food reac-
tions. According to the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, begin-
ning in 1990 new pi-roteins were engi-
neered into our food supply that
made the plants grow faster.
It was done to maximize profits
to the food industry, but no con-
sumer trials were conducted to see
if they were safe. In 1994, in order to
make more profit for the dairy
industry,,scientists were able to cre-
ate new genetic proteins and syn-
thetic growth hormones and inject
it into our cows to make movie milk.
It made the cows sick. Some of the
problems it caused were ovarian
cysts, arthritis, lameness and skin
disorders. To correct these prob-
lems, they had to increase antibiot-
ic use in those animals.
Governments around the world
said they were going to exercise
precaution, and not allow these new
productions into their dairy. I found
Canada, the U.K, Australia, Japan,
New Zealand and other countries
in Europe did not allow this in their
country. The United States took a
different approach and said it hadn't
been proven dangerous, so they
One of the concerns around this
new growth hormone and synthet-
ic protein was that it would also ele-
vate hormones that would lead to
breast, prostate, and colon cancer in
humans. The United States has the
highest rate of cancer of any coun-
try on the planet. According to
American Cancer Society, one out of
four men and one out of three
women in America are expected to
get cancer in their lifetime. One out
of eight women get breast cancer,
but only one in 10 of those breast
cancers are genetic, leaving nine
out of 10 environmentally triggered.
These synthetic proteins are put
into different foods also. Shortly
after using this new protein in milk,
scientists then engineered soy, and
soy is one of the top allergens, and
once again to drive profitability for
the soy industry because soy is pri-
marily used to fatten livestock.
Scientists were able to engineer the
soybean so that it could withstand
increasing doses of weed killer.
Once again governments around
the world said no study has been
-done to show this is safe, but we
again took a different approach and
allowed it into our countries.
Scientists have engineered an
insecticide that has the DNA of a
corn seed, so as the corn grows, it
releases its own insecticide. As a
result corn is now regulated by the
EPA as an insecticide.
I have been involved in commu-
nity planning for many years and
have recognized that planning for
growth avoids costly missteps. I do
not believe there is a conspiracy to
implement a new world order under
the guise of sustainable growth
("Commissioners beware: 'Agenda
21 is taking root,'" March 23).
Over the years I have seen the
need for balance between govern-
ment control and property rights
and I am concerned that some well-
meaning government controls, like
zoning and growth management,
contribute to problems that society
faces. How to meet the emerging
needs of our community without
diminishing the quality of life for all
our neighbors is the goal of plan-
ning at the community level and is
not doublespeak. Growth planning
and property rights are important
Nassau County Planning &
In regard to the letter ("Rally for
Religious Freedom") March 21, he
can't be serious! I would guess (the
letter writer) is either a "dittohead,"
an aficionado of Fox "news," is won-
derfully misinformed or plain dis-
like' Thifof tlhob listed abb.,"
his "facts" are non-factual in regard
to religious freedom versus the
Constitution and the Affordable
The facts are; the Catholic
Church has been exempted from
the mandate to provide birth control
as part of its health insurance
responsibilities. The insurance com-
panies must pick up the tab. That
It would be a sad day indeed
when we are all forced to live by the
dictates of the Catholic Church, the
Baptists, Hasidic Jews or Islam! (By
the way, all you conservatives out
there, Sharia law forbids birth con-
What if the Pontiff (a former
member of the Hitler Youth) decides
to go back to no meat on Fridays?
Would all of the Protestant, Jewish,
Muslim employees of various
Catholic businesses be obliged to
abstain? Would we all have to
I would suggest (the letter
writer) do a little research on
Catholic doctrine in regard to sex.
He would find that it is only for pro-
creation, and if you happen to enjoy
it, you are committing a sin! The
last Pope proclaimed that "even if a
man lusts for his wife, he is sinning,
because lust is a sin."
Just to close, as I drive around
Duval and Nassau counties, by the
number and varieties of churches
that I see, there seems to be little
inhibiting religious freedom, I just
wish they'd all start paying taxes,
like the rest of us do!
Kudos to Nan Voit, Fernandina
Beach's Parks and Recreation
Department director! She and her
staff consistently put together an
amazing array of activities for those
of us lucky enough to live here. The
vast selection of activities, for every
age and every interest, is endless.
All bf the programs are well planned
and carried out.
If you aren't receiving "The
Blest," her email newsletter, con-
sider signing up for it so you don't
miss out on the wonderful oppor-
I work for Kinder Mor'gan lihere
at the Port of Fernatndina and want-
ed to give some feedback on one of
the employees at Division of Motor
Vehicles at 86130 License Road,
Mary Grace lIang. I know from
experience that we hear far too often
fri'om people who have a conlmplaint
or want to e'll about a bad experi-
(IneO, yet r':!'lv Ithtar froml people'
who have good things to say.
I was given the task of register-
ing several vehicles here at the Port
of Fernandina, and the majority of
them were not routine. I had to
request duplicate titles in some
instances, have a notary verify VIN
numbers and provide certified scale
tickets on others. I reached out to
Mary Grace to see if I could make
an appointment to see her so I would
be aware of what was required on
each piece of equipment. She was
kind enough to schedule an appoint-
ment with me and patiently worked
with me lo make sure I knew the
documentation needed for each unit.
She even was able to help the other
folks in her department if they had
a question while she was helping
I believe Mary Grace went above
and beyond what was required or
expected of her. She is extremely,
what needed to be done and was
able to communicate to me so I
In this day and age when cus-
tomer service seems to be out on
the back burner, it is refreshing to
see someone like Mary Grace who
takes pride in her job and happily
goes the extra mile to help others. I
feel she is a tremendous asset
Kinder Morgan Terminals
On March 61 was laid off my job
in South Carolina just four months
shy of full pension. On March 7 my
sister lost her battle with brain can-
cer where she resided in Daytona
Beach. At around 9:30 p.m. on
March 9 my 13-year-old daughter
and I were driving through Yulee
after my sister's funeral to return to
South Carolina. While on 1-95 we
started to hear a sound coming out
of the front left tire area. We pulled
over and saw no signs of danger so
we continued to drive. A few exits
later, we heard the sound get loud-
er and took the exit. Suddenly while
driving the car came to a screeching
halt when the fi-ont left tire/wheel
flew off, causing the car to slide on
its frame into the grassy area on the
side of the road.
My daughter and I were not
hurt. Deputy Murdock assisted us
and our car was towed a quarter
mile to Goodyear at 46360 SR 200
and left overnight. The tow truck
driver charged us $150. We were
shocked and needless to say barely
had enough to pay him. The next
morning, I contacted Goodyear and
explained what happened and the
fact that our vehicle was sitting in
their parking lot. They were very
nice and helpful.
Later that day I went.to pick up
my car (the lug nuts were loose and
caused a chain reaction). The owner,
Linda, showed me the invoice,
which had a balance due of $0.00.
They did not charge me one penny!
It wasn't until then that I started to
cry. I was so overwhelmed with the
recent dramatic events and hugged
Linda and then she began to tear
up as well.
God sent these wonderful people
to us to help us out. lnda the owner
said that they felt we had been
through enough and wanted to help
We wanted to let you know that
we are so grateful that Nassau
County has such wonderful and gen-
crous establishments that arc willing
to go that extra mile to help a com-
I wanted to say how much we
enjoyed your hospitality in
F"rnandina this nonlth. This
marked our 14th year to attend.the
Concours d'Elegance at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island. 'The friend-
liness of the shops on Centre Stireet
and all of the great restaurants make
it a pleasure to visit!The palm trees
being planted will certainly add to
thle ambiance as you drive into town.
Thank you again.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30. 2012/NEWs-LEADER
Women celebrate a
We a;re women wilh dreamns
and vision. We are women
with faith, faith in ourselves
and in the future because
we have faith in God. We are women
created to praise God.
The women of Historic Macedonia
African Methodist Episcopal Church cel-
ebrated their women's day with recogni-
tion of a few history facts on women in
the month of March.
Their theme of celebration was "A
Family of Faith Striving To Do God's
Work God's Way." Other inVited guests
were in service for the celebration. Sis.
Marva Mitchell, Bethel AME and con-
gregation gave the litany, '"Created in
God's Image, a Woman's Day Litany"
Evangelist Sadie Brown gave a spirit-
filled invocation. A powerful praise
dance was given by the Angels of Praise
at Historic Macedonia AME.
Sis. Ernie Albert from Prince Chapel
gave the scripture lesson, Titus 2:1-5.
We were blessed with the ministry of-
music by Sis. Jamica Frazier, Sherrica
Frazier and Lakesisha Washington from
Greater Payne Chapel. There is a praise
in my heart and God is my all and all.
ITheir speaker was Sis. Helen Jack-
son from St. Paul AME, Jacksonville, a
servant at-her church under the pastoral
leadership of Rev. Dr. Marvin C.
Zanders II andoa faithful Sunday school
teacher and fa
of women's Bib
study. She has
married for mo
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Jackson. Her n
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Jemima'"; in 1893, Mary Ann Sh
Cary was the first African-Amer
newspaper woman and the seco
earn a law degree; in 1910, Ida
Barnett was first president of th
Fellowship League; in 1950, Alt
Gibson became the first to play
U.S. Open tennis competition,. a
Edith Sampson became the firs
gate to the United Nations and
Gwendolyn Brooks; author of."
Allen," was the first to win the I
Prize; in 1959, Lorraine Hansbe
BLAZING NEW TRAILS
Boy Scout Troop 89, sponsored by the Rotary Club for
75 years continuously, has backpacked across more
than 30 miles in Florida in the past month in prepara-
tion for the 50-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail this
spring break. Scoutmaster Dr. Dan Matricia and assis-
tant scoutmasters have accompanied the boys on trips
to build endurance, experience in the outdoors and
the ability to carry food, tehts, baggy and the imple-
ments needed to survive on the trail. Pictured are
members of Troop 89, after their first trip and on their
Amelia Community Theatre
N MEDP EIRE
t' ,r By Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams' masterpiece explores the extremes
between fantasy and reality. While visiting her sister,.
Stella, In Hew Orleans, fallen southern belle Blanche
DuBois' Illusions of grandeur are shattered by her
earthy and realistic brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski,
In this sultry southern drama.
Directed by Marylee Long
Linda Chastine, Producer -
Jackie Eaton, Stage Manager
8:00pr April 12*, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
2:00 pm Matinee Sunday, April 22
*(opening night party at 7 pm)
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Adults $20 Students $10
Amelia Community Theatre-207 Cedar Street
Box Office hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
11am 1pm .
(Also, 90 minutes before curtain)
for tickets or purchase online at: s
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.
day for them
cilitator "Raisin in the Sun" opened on Broadway
ble and won the New York Drama Critic's
been Circle Award; in 1969, Shirley Chisholm
ore than became the first African-American
o. Joseph Congresswoman; and in 1988, Mae C.
message Jemison was the first black female astro-
Leaving a naut and went into space in 1992.
dly The love of God continues to abide in
2:3. the women to do their best through the
:h histo- power of the Holy Spirit to serve others
48 the for the glory and honor of God. Their
n to vote lives have been blessed to come togeth-
;lizabeth er in a meaningful, enjoyable and peace-
nd ful way because of God's grace and
in 1879, mercy.
ahoney, The Women of Macedonia AME
first Church send God's blessings to all who
can pro- participated in any way in the success of
U.S.; in this Women's Day program and the
first liv- events leading up to this day. Program
nt chairs and and co-chair were Sis. Sherry
tadd E. Thompson and Sis. Shelia Webster,
rican Pastor Rev. Wendall C. Webster.
nd to Birthday wishes to Tammy Melton,
B. Wells Alex Way, Orien Bacon, Seatreya
ie Negro McLaurin, Michella Alderman, Virginia
hea Loyd, Ashton Harris, Latasha Scott,
in the Miriam Traeye, Patricia Jones, Tanisba
attorney Albertie, Willie Pollard, Sidney James,
t dele- Brian Hooper, Alisha Blue, Samuel
Peterson, Aldo Brown, William Holmes
Annie Jr., Joshua Jones, Diana Casapina,
Pulitzer Michael Veal and Mother Faye
Marc and Amy LeDuc Fernandina Beach announce
of Yulee announce the birth the birth of a daughter, Kalin
of a daughter, Sophia Grey DeBerry, born at 4:15
* Elisabeth LeDuc, born at p.m. Jan. 19,2012, at Baptist
1:24 p.m. March 22, 2012, at Medical Center Nassau. The
Camden Medical Center. baby weighed 6 pounds 1
The baby weighed 6 pounds ounce and measured 19
9 ounces and measured 19 inches in length.
inches in length. She joins She joins brothers Gavin,
siblings Marc Jr., 17, Bryan, 11, and Ty, 5.
16, and Allison, 15. The paternal grandpar-
Mark and Charyl Noller ents arp the late'James
of Toledo, Ohio, are the DeBerry and Cathy
paternal grandparents. DeBerry of Ocala. Maternal
Maternal grandmother is grandparents are Ellen Guy
Brenda Omar of Lancaster, of Fernandina Beach and
Calif. Danny Faulk of Charleston,
S.C. Regina King of
Christopher and Fernandina Beach is the
Brandy DeBerry of great-grandmother.
Navy Seaman Appren-
tice Donald E, Moore, Jr.,
son of Melanie M. and
Donald E. Moore of Yulee,
Fla., recently completed U.S.
Navy basic training at
Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week
program, Moore completed
a variety of training, which
included classroom study
and practical instruction on
naval customs, first aid, fire-
fighting, water safety ard
survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis
was also placed on physical
The capstone event of
boot camp is "Battle
Stations,".an exercise that
gives recruits the skills and
confidence they need to suc-
ceed in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is de-
signed to galvanize the .
basic warrior attributes of
work and endurance in
each recruit through the
practical application of
basic Navy skills and the
core values of honor,
courage and commitment-
Its distinctly "Navy" flavor
was designed to take into
account what it means to be
Moore is a 2009 graduate
of Fernandina Beach High
Marine Corps Pvt.
Thomas L Effler, son of
Sandra L and Thomas L.
Effler of Callahan, recently
completed 12 weeks of basic
training at Marine Corps
Recruit Depot, Parris Island,
S.C., designed to challenge
new Marine recruits both
physically and mentally.
Effler and fellow recruits
began their training at 5
a.m., running three miles
and performing calisthenics.
In addition, Effler spent
hours in classroom and field
assignments including learn-
ing first aid, uniform regula-
Stipns, combat water survival,
hand combat and weapons
training. They performed
close order drill and operat-
ed as a small infantry unit.
Effler and other recruits
also received instruction on
the Marine Corps' core val-
ues honor, courage and
commitment and what
they mean in guiding per-
sonal'and professional con-
Effler and fellow recruits
ended the training phase
with The Crucible, a 54-
hour, team evolution culmi-
natingmin a ceremony in
which recruits are presented
the Marine Corps Emblem
and addressed as "Marines"
for the first time in their
Holy Week Services at
First Presbyterian Church
begin on Palm Sunday, April
1, with the traditional commu-
nity service and processional-
from the courthouse to the
Sanctuary beginning at 10:30
a.m. Maundy Thursday serv-
ice, "A New Commandment I
Give You," will be a worship
experience of love, commun-
ion and service at 7 p.m. in
the Sanctuary April 5.
Children will participate in
leading worship. Everyone is
Rise up early on Easter
morning, April 8, for the
Community Sunrise Service
at Ft. Clinch at 7 a.m. A pan-
cake breakfast will be served
in Jim Thomas Hall from 7:30-
8:30a.m., followed by worship
at 8:30 and 11 a.m., Sunday
school for all ages at 9:50 !
a.m., flowering of the cross
' and butterfly release.
First Presbyterian Church
is located at 9 N. Sixth St. Call
261-3837 or visit www.first-
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 ofthe 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.
Join Amelia Plantation
Chapel on Palm Sunday, April
1, as the Chapel Choir pres-
ents the Passion Narrative at
the 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. servic-
es. Visitors are always wel-
come. The chapel is located at
36 Bowman Road, Amelia
Island. Call 277-4414, visit
Methodist Church, 601
Centre St., will host its next
Concert with a Cause on April
I 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
will be taken for United Meth-
odist Children's Home. The
progranm'is free and the public
is invited. Call 261-5769.
Holy Trinity Anglican
Church, the Rev. Michael
Bowhay, rector, will observe
Palm Sunday on April 1 with
the distribution of palms,
Holy Communion and read-
ing of the Passion according
to St. Matthew at 8 and 10
a.m. Maundy Thursday April
5 will be Holy Communion,
stripping of the altar and recit-
ing Psalm 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Good Friday is Ante-
Communion and Stations of
the Cross at noon April 6.
Easter Even (Saturday) will
feature the blessing and light-
ing of the Paschal candle and
Holy Baptism. Easter Day,
April 8, will feature Holy
Communion at 8 am. and the
Festival Eucharist at 10 a.m.
All are welcome. Holy Trinity
is located in Amelia Park at
1830 Lake Park Drive, across
from the YMCA. Call 491-
6082 or visit holytrinityangli-"
Methodist Church at
American Beach invites fami-
ly and friends to join them for
Holy Week and Easter
Holy Week services begin
at 7 p.m. April 5 and April 6.
Easter Sunrise Service will
begin at 6:30 a.m. April 8 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
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina 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 a.m. 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 www.
com/facebook or call 261-
On Resurrection Day April
7 there will be a cross bearing
prayer crusade. Cross and
sign bearers will walk and
pray for the community, coun-
ty and region in a visual testi-
mony of what they believe as
saints of the most high God.'
To participate or for informa-
tion contact Evangelist Lois
Cook at (904) 624-3501 or all-
The East Nassau
Ministerial Association's ecu-
menical Easter Sunday ;
Sunrise Service will'e'hil6d'at'
Fort COinch 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
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
Elk's Lodge #1410, Temple
#1058 will host the annual
Easter Egg Hunt on April 8 at
the Peck Center, 11th and Fir
streets, Fernandina Beach,
for ages 1-16. All children are
For information contact R.
Chambers at 432-8156.
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Call to allartists
Submit up to two entries to
the April/May Juried -
Nouveau Art Show on April 2
at the Island Art Association
Gallery, 18 N. Second St.,
Fernandina Beach, between 9
a.m. and noon.
The theme of the show is,
"And then there was light."
All mediums will be consid-
For information visit
islandart.org. IAA member-
ship is not required to submit
April workshops and
events at the Island Art
Center, 18 N. Second St.,
Portrait, 7-9 p.m. April 3,
10 and 24, 9:30 a.m.-noon,
contact Paul Massing, 321-
Painters, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,
contact Gretchen Williams,
meets 7 p.m. the fourth
Thursday of the month.
Free Childrens' Art
Classes, April 28. Sign-up
required. Contact Diane
Hamburg, 261-9229, or the
Photography: The Creative
Element, 9:30 a.m.-noon (con-
tinued from March) with
Roger Moore and Michael
Spicer, April 6 and 13. Contact
Michael at 491-8658.
Painting Living Portraits
in Oils, Roberta Carter Clark,
April 13, 14 and 15, 9:30 a.m.-
3:30 p.m., contact Barbara
Sharon Haffey, April 13,14,
16, 9 a.m.-noon, contact
Linocut, Anne Howden, April
16 and 23, 9 a.m.-noon, con-
tact Anne, 261-8193.
For a complete schedule of
events and classes or to rent
the Education Center visit
www.islandart.org or call
HOLY WEEK SERVICES
FRIDAY. MARCH 30,2012/News-Leader
Cabins, vacations and being content in your own skin
The deadbolt clicked, the knob
turned and with a gentle push, the
rustic door swung open. "Well, this
is it," I said to my wife.
"What do you mean this is it?"
she said, carefully examining my
"This is the place where we'll be
staying," I saidmatter-otffactly.
"What?" she said again. "You're
"This is it," I said one final time
as I turned and made my way
through the elegant kitchen, past
the pool table and into the spacious
living-room. Never in all my life had
I been in such a beautiful log home.
And to think, for the next week, this
would be the place we would be
spending our vacation.
As my wife followed me in a bit of
began to sink in.
Knowing ouer budg-
et, and my desire to
stay within it, she
S had imagined so
much less. Little
did she know that
God had decided to
bless us and in a
PULIT very extravagant
NOTES way. For me, keep-
ing the whole thing
a secret was no
Pastor easy task, but I'm
Rob Goyette sure glad I did. Her
obvious approval, lit the room as we
began to look around.
From a deer- antler chandelier, to
gorgeous furnishings, to beautiful
stuffed animals, no doubt the prod-
uct of an avid hunter, the lakefront
lodge was even more than I had
imagined. Again, just like our salva-
tion, God had outdone Himself on
It wasn't until the morning that,
so many of-the lodge's unique fea-
tures began to appear. Take, for
instance, the little squirrel perched
high on a log near the breakfast
area. Though all the other stuffed
animals were attractive, the idea of
stuffing a squirreland then placing
it in such a creative spot was pretty
cool. As you might imagine, the
unusual sight had us scanning the
room for more of the same.
It was then, while eating our
breakfast and gazing around the
room, that I noticed it; the little
squirrel was no longer there.
That's right, he wasn't stuffed after
all. Somehow, he had found a way
into the lodge and had decided to
join us for breakfast. His frozen ,
stance as we had been looking at
him was truly remarkable. In the
end, I suppose, he, like us, had a few
things in common; we both were
unlikely guests in such an extrava-.
The incident reminds me of
proverbs 30:28: 'The lizard you can
take in your hands, yet it is in kings'
I don't know why, but seeing that'
beautiful little squirrel -.there one
moment and gone the next was a
great reminder.of a simple truth.
Where you go in life isn't deter-
mined by how much money you
have, but rather by the places that
God opens up to you.
Actually, like the lizard, many
times the smaller you are the more
places you can go. I've heard story
upon story of no-name missionaries
granted access into restricted coun-
tries when other big names couldn't
fit through the door. That said,
learning to be content in your own
skin might be the most advanta-
geous thing you'll ever do.
For me, like the little squirrel,
there one moment and gone the
next, when my life is over I'm sure'
I'll be grateful for all the places that
God has opened up to me. Truth is, I
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
In a recent Annual Meeting, Holy Trinity
Anglican Church elected new officers for the
coming year. Alex Constant is Senior Warden,
Jim Robinson continues as Junior Warden and
Ansley Acree is Parish Clerk, Filling out the
rest of the vestry are Chuck Farmer, Tracy
Wilkenson, Linda Marshall, Pam Lee, John
Scarboi-o and Jack Weber.
Holy Trinity, the Rev. Michael Bowhay, rec-
tor, is located in Amelia Park at 1830 Lake Park
Drive, across from the YMCA,, Call 491-6082 ori
Call for singers
The 2012 observance,of the National Day of
Prayer will be held Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
at First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach,
1600 S. Eighth St.
A community chorus' being recruited to
provide special music and lead the. singing
along with the Nassau Community Band. Pam
Helton, music minister at Amelia Baptist
Church, is.the musical director for this interde-
nominational event. All those interestedin
singing in the chorus are invited to attend
rehearsals at Amelia Baptist Church from 5-6
p.m. April 8 and 15.
This service will be a part of the 61st annual
nationwide observance of the National Day of '
Prayer. Keynote speaker here will be Army
Chaplain Col. Edward Northrop of the Special
Operations Command at MacDill AFB Florida.
Interested- singers should contact Allen
Lennon at 261-8799 or allenlennon@comcast.
net.so copies of the music can be obtained.
Y outh w a -a-t O n.: ...
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 f 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 at 583-8466.
Taste Latin American traditionalfood as La.
Tierra Prometida (The PromiseLand), 416
Alachua St., Fernandina Beach, hosts a dinner
featuring an array of Hispanic dishes from
.Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Puerto 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 hap-
pily accepted. For information call 349-2595.
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.
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
Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Cost is $31.50
per person. The menu will feature matzoball
soup, choice of chicken or fish with potatoes
and vegetables, and lemon sorbet with berries
for dessert. For information or reservations
and entree selections, email Debbie Price at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 310-6060.
Community Baptist Church, 8532 Winona
Bayview Road, Yulee, will host a revival at 6
p.m. April 9-13 with Evangelist Curtis Jones of
Maryville, Tenn. Call 225-0809 for information.
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 mixtd 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.
Women of Power, a subsidiary of LaVerne
Mitchell Ministries, presents It's-All About
Purpose, a free empowerment seminar for
women, on April 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third
St. Women, let your hair down, have fun and be
empowered in your purpose. Presenters
include Lisa Presnell, entrepreneur, LaKeesha
Morris, business consultant, Nicole White,
public relations, and Sherrie Gardner, entre-
preneur, child-care specialist. RSVP is encour-
aged for proper preparations. For details con-
tact Valerie'Baker at (904) 635-8789.
The "Willie Mae Glover Praise in the Park"
Dr. James Chamberlain helps CW Vision client Charlie Hoblin select eyeglass
frames at the free eye care clinic located at 1925 South 14th.St., Fernandina
Eye care clinic relocates
CW Vision, Inc., a local
nonprofit, provides free eye
care every Thursday from 9
a.m.-noon at its "free clinic" at
1925 South 14th St. Dr. James
Chamberlain, a certified
optometrist, sees individuals
who have been referred by
one of the area's-social service
providers and who qualify
under federal poverty guide-
Patients receive thorough
eye examinations, including
cataract evaluations and treat-
ment for eye infections, as well
as free lenses and frames.
Chamberlain has provided
approximately 300 free eye
exams to local residents,
including children, during the
past three years through CW
According to Chamberlain,
"CW Vision focuses on people
who are going through very
difficult financial times and liv-
ing in poverty. Unfortunately,
more and more people in our
county, are unable to afford
the eye care they need." CW
Vision was initially an outreach
progran'l" sponsoredd by
CW Vision shares office
space with Island Eyes, a for-
profit eye care company that
offers low-cost eye care. Both
are located at 1925 South 14th
St., Suite 4, Fernandina Beach
(inside the Amelia Surfside
Properties office and across
the street from Beef O'Brady's
restaurant). Appointments for
spring festival will be held April 21 at 10 a.m. at
the Howard Gilman waterfront park in down-
town St. Marys, Ga. Glover was a minister of
music in the Fernandina area for over 10 years.
The community event will feature a free,
diverse Christian concert, free games for kids
of all ages, a blood drive, vendors and more.
For information or to volunteer contact
Kenyatta Compton at (678) 621-9019 or nichel-
the Thursday morning CW
Vision clinic are preferred and
can be made at (904) 572-4420.
Individuals can establish
their eligibility and obtain
vouchers for the CW Vision
clinic through the following
social service providers:
Barnabas Center, Fernandina
Beach Church of Christ drop-
in center, Salvation. Arm_'
Hope House, Cedar Haven'
Transition Home, the
Samaritan Clinic, the Nassau
County Health Department
and the Nassau County School
District. Students may be eli-
gible for free eye care if they
are referred by their school.
nurse and are unable to obtain
care through normal means.
Yulee Baptist Church Food'Pantry, 85971
Harts Road in Yulee, is open to everyone to
assist with food needs. Hours are Tuesday
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Wednesday and
Thursday from 2-4 p.m. For more information
Sunday School ......................9.......9:30'am
Wednesday AWANA............. ........6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ........6......6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 South
Vernandina Beach, FL32034'
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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
"Discover the Differbence" at
Pastor: Dr. II. Neil Hellon
Sunday Worship Service O1:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pnm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
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For More Infonnalion Call: 261-9527
Ted Schroder, P'astor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 amn
All are Welcome
30 Bmwmnan Road, 277-4414
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Amelia Isl,(I i'la million
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Rev. Jose Killukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass -4 pm & 5.30 pm
Saturday 4 prn Mass at Yulee United Methodist Churid
Sunday Masses 8am 9:30am 11am -12:30pm
Daily Mass- 8:30am Mon., Wud., Thurs & Fri.
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6.00 pm ; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3;45 pm or by appt
Parish Office: 904-281-3472i Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566
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WED .. 7:00 pm
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On A IA 1 mile west of Amelia Island
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Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
KidKradlble Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Conaecting wmh C/at-..
Connecltng Wl Paol.
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. Borlein Sr,, Pastor
in the Heart of the City
Wilt the Desire to he in the
Heart of All People
Sun da N,',: Members Class 9 ar.
Morning WoAship 10:30ma, eve,,y Sulady
t',dl ar Notn-ta y P~rlver
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family worship center
Sunday Service ... .10:30 am
Bible Study ....... .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meedrql 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For AllAge
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-226-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 22B50809
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
OSunday School............. 9:45A.M.
Worship Service............ 10:SSA.M.
Disclpleship Training ......... 6OORM.
Evening Worship ............ 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper . 6:00P.M,
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:OOP.M.
736 Bonnleview Road (ltas.. .sea hdr Rd.)
904.261.-461 (church office)
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5'00 7:00 pm
Wednesday Servico 7:00 pm
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Located at the corner
of Sth &Atlantic \
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist \
&15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic.Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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Sunday Services lA1
Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 &10:00 am
5th Sunday Morning Prayer- 10:00 am
Sunday Children's Bible Class- 10:00 am
Wednesday Holy Communion -12:15 pm
Rev. I. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 l.ak tPark tr. (AneUa Park across (rotmYMCA))
904-401-60912 l t Wllr ItltlcAlCB LOli
Wrer th r ie f li t m Ihe 192 Blook ofCoinuionn Pa)Tr
85326 Winona Bayview Road
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... 1000 am
"Serving the Lord e itih Gadness"
FRIDAY, MARCH 30,2012/News-Leader
Last call for photo contest entries
()Only one week remains for
submission of entries to the
fourth annual Wild Amelia
Nature Photography Contest,
whose goal is to recognize out-
standing photography that cel-
ebrates the wild spaces and
wildlife found on Amelia Island.
The contest is open to
adults and children, beginner
and advanced photographers.
The deadline for entries is
Friday, April 6. Cash prizes will
be awarded for winning
images; those images may be
included in the 2013 Wild
Amelia Nature Photography
calendar as well. Photograph-
ers in each category may win
only one award in that catego-
All photographers interest-
ed in entering the contest
should review carefully the
rules and submission process
outlined on the website,
www.wildamelia.com. A panel
of judges will score each photo
(with names of photographers
removed) and compile the
scores to determine the win-
ners. The winners of the 2012
Wild Amelia Nature
Photography Contest will be
announced at 3:30 p.m. on
Saturday. May 19, at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center during the Wild Amelia
Nature Festival Expo and Silent
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PHOTO BY KATIIY BROOKS/FOR Til- NEWS-I.MADER
Photos of wildlife like this female anhinga and landscapes are welcome entries in
the fourth annual Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest, which ends Friday,
The sixth annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival will be
held May 18-20 at venues on
and around Amelia Island. In
addition to the photography
contest, expo exhibits for adults
and children, there will be eco-
tours, photography classes,
music, live animal exhibits and
a sea turtle release (Friday at
Main Beach).' The festival web-
site, www.wildamelia.com, now
has a schedule of the tours and
classes. Hurry and get those
shutters clicking and follow
Wild Amelia Nature Festival
at 'Tour de Farm'
ST AUGUSTINE Connor's
A-Maze-Ing Acres in Hilliard
and Fernandina's 29 South
restaurant will participate in
Slow Food First Coast's second
annual Tour de Farm, an
opportunity to meet the farmers
that produce local food and the
chefs and artisans committed
to using locally grown ingredi-
Over 20 farms in St. Johns,
Baker, Bradford, Duval, Putnam
and Nassau counties will open
their gates to the community
for this free family-fiiendly event
on Sunday, April 22 from noon
to 5 p.m.
Last year's Tour de Farm
drew over 3,000 visitors and
organizers are prepared for
even more this year. According
to organizer Marcia MacPher-
son, "The community response
has been over whelming and we
are happy to help fill a need for
folks on the First Coast who are
eager to connect with many of
the sources of our local food."
.Popular sites from the 2011
tour, such as Tork's Acres Goat
Farm in Saint Augustine, will
be joined by newcomers Down
to Earth Farm in Jacksonville,
Harriets Bluff Organic
Blueberry Farm in Woodbine,
Ga., Connor's A-Maze-Ing Acres
in Hilliard and Bratcher Farms
An increased number of
local chefs have also signed on
and will offer cooking demon-
strations and tasting through-
out the afternoon at various
farms. Chef Jean-Stephane
Poinard of St. Augustine's Bistro
de Leon recently received
national attention when he
cooked at the prestigious James
Beard House in New York City.
He will give a cooking demon-
stration and tasting at Sykes and
Cooper Farm in Elkton.
Executive Chef David
Scalise of the Sawgrass Marriot,
the premier sponsor of this
year's Tour de Farm, will give a
cooking demonstration and tast-
ing at Fresh Start Hydroponics
in St. Augustine.
Other participating restau-
rants include St. Augustine-
based The Floridian; 'town,
Taverna, Bistro Aix and Chew
Restaurant, all from Jackson-
ville; and Fernandina Beach's
29 South. Representatives from
these restaurants and more will
be found at farms across the
region during the tour.
'We are changing the
food system one
farmer at a time and
we are so pleased
that this year's tour
will include more
farmers, chefs and
TOUR DE FARM ORGANIZER
Celebrity farmer Joel Salatin
of Virginia's Polyface Farm will
make a special appearance,
hosting free speaking engage-
ments and a book-signing at
Black Hog Farm in Palatka.
The full Tour de Farm
brochure will be available on
the Slow Food First Coast web--
corn, by April 1. Local libraries
will also carry printed brochur-
es. Updates will be posted on
the website and Facebook page.
Participants can select from
a planned tour or design their
own route for the afternoon.
Full farm lunches by some of
the restaurants will be available
by advance reservation. Details
will be released in the brochure.
New to this year's Tour de
Farm is the inclusion of points
of interest besides farms such
as regional food purveyors, mar-
kets and festivals like the Starke
Strawberry Festival. Partici-
pants also will be able to pur-
chase fresh produce, meats and
locally prepared foods.
Slow Food First Coast board
member and Tour de Farm
organizer Mimi lannuzzi says,
"We are changing the food sys-
tem one farmer at a time and
we are so pleased that this
year's tour will include more
farmers, chefs and artisans. We
are all partners in change and
the desire to know where your
food comes from can no longer
be considered a trend here on
the First Coast."
Slow Food First Coast is a
nonprofit organization that pro-
motes a food system based on
quality and pleasure, environ-
mental sustainability and social
com or contact Marcia Mac-
Pherson at (904) 377-6945 or
Mimi lannuzzi at (904) 471-5197.
supports Katie Ride
Walkin' Nassau members
will participate in the Katie Ride
for Life, set for April 21 starting
at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $35.
In order to fulfill the group's
mission of "increasing organ
donor awareness," Katie Ride
for Life walkers must raise at
least $25 in addition to the reg-
istration fee. In order to partic-
ipate, all funds must be turned
in by event day.
Choose flom 5K (3.1 miles)
or 10K (6.2 miles) walks that
go through canopied-covered
Fort Clinch or the Greenway
trails (depending on weather).
The course is flat and shaded
and there is an aid station along
the way for drinks and snacks.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll or a
more competitive walk with
The walks will start at the
Atlantic Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. For information contact
Jane Bailey at 261-9884 or
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Pirates, Hornets hosting spring break tournaments
BETH JONES The Fernandina Beach (7-3). The Pirates improved to
A News-Leader Pirates host the annual 11-4 on the season.,
PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
Ryne Casey, left, and the Fernandina Beach Pirates will host the Diamond Classic
Thursday through Saturday next week. Zach Camp, right, and the Yulee Hornets will
be at home for the Burbank Sport Nets/Ron Anderson tournament Monday through
The Pirates and Hornets
will .get little time to relax
next week as they are both at
home, hosting spring break
The Yulee High School
baseball team-opens the week
with tournament play on
Monday in the third annual
Burbank Sport Nets/Ron
Anderson Spring Break
Columbia and University
Christian get things started at
1 p.m., Gainesville and Yulee
play at 4 p.m. and Fort White
and Eagle's View have the
nightcap at 7 p.m.
Games continue at the
same times Tuesday; Yulee is
idle. Gainesville and UC play,
at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Yulee
takes on Bishop Snyder at 1
p.m. and Columbia at 4 p.m.
The action doesn't stop
there for local baseball fans.
Diamond Classic Thursday
through April 7.
Fleming Island and
Hilliard open play at 1 p.m.
Thursday, Baker County and
Mamaroiieck, N.Y., play at 4
p.m. and the Pirates take on
Harmony in the finale at 7
Games are at the same
times Friday. Fleming Island
and Harmony play early,
Hilliard and Baker County
have the middle game and the
Pirates close out the night
Baker County and Harmo-
ny hit the diamond at 11 a.m.
Saturday. Fleming Island and
Mamaroneck have the 2 p.m.
game. FBHS and Hilliard duel
it out in the 5 p.m. matchup.
Admission is $4 each day.
Pirate pitcher Jeremy
Taylor (3-0) threw a two-hit
shutout Tuesday in FBHS's
10-0 win over Camden County
Taylor allowed just three
baserunners in six innings.
At the plate, C.J. Shelton
and Thomas Guinn both had
doubles, powering a six-run
second inning. James Martin
and Brendan Manning had
The Pirates extended their
lead in the third. Taylor dou-
bled and then scored on an
infield grounder by Brennan
Beckham. The Pirates scored
three more in the sixth.
The win helped the Pirates
rebound from a 6-5 loss in
eight innings to Columbia
The Pirates traveled to
Callahan Thursday to take on
West Nassau in a District 4-4A
matchup. They travel to
Jacksonville tonight to take
on the Bishop Kenny
Crusaders for the first time
since 2007. First pitch for
both games is 6 p.m.
Lady Hornets take game on road, play in Miami tournament
The Lady Hornets faced
host Gulliver Prep High
School, ranked No. 1 in 3A,
-on. the opening day of the
prestigious Miami tourna:
'"The Miami tournament is
one of the top-rated tourna-
ments in the state," said
Candy Hicken, head softball
coach at Yulee High School.
"Coach Mark Schusterman
runs a premiere program like
Bolles in Jacksonville.
"The game between us
and Gulliver was streamed
live on the Internet and was
-played on a jumbo TV screen,
which was a great experience
for the girls.
"They had an awesome
time. Some of the.girls have
never been to Miami ... many
have never seen the keys and
. the beautiful blue-green
water. The trip was about the
experience as well as the soft-
"It was about the team
bonding. Comaraderie and
chemistry means as much in
building a good team and a
foundation to a good program
as the talent level.".
Yulee lost 5-2 to Gulliver,
which took a first-inning 1-0
lead. Yulee answered when
Hayley Solomon was hit by a
pitch and Graison Murray
moved her to second with a
sacrifice bunt. A Karla
Beasley two-run homer put
Yulee up 2-1.
"Great defense played a
major roll in most of the
remainder of the game,"
.Iont nA htwerg
Hannah Pipkin (3-for-4) and
Hayley Solomon (double).
' "The Hornets played a
hard game, but their fight
came to an end when '
Gulliver's No. 4 batter hit a
home run in the seventh:"
In Yulee's second outing, !
the Lady Hornets downed
LaBelle 6-3. Beasley was the
Brianna O'Neal's home
run in the second inning put ** *
Yulee on the'scoreboard.
In the fifth, Zoie Williams
reached base on an error and 11 U
Solomon hit to second, beat- I
ing out the throw. Murray
sacrificed to push both run-
ners around the bases and 0
Beasley knocked them in ,W"' ,.
with a double. ;
Courtney Dietz and .- ."' ,
O'Neal also had RBIs, giving
Yulee a four-run inning.
Hannah Pipkin and Sierra tor," flicken said. "We just
Mills had hits in the seventh. gave put of gas but played a
'Pil'kjn.knck-d in Slodmi n 5 -,',Woeab,. a diasg artiaotmaByL_.ay
'for the final run. means knock the effort of this
Yulee lost to Archbishop tournament by the kids. They
McArthur after walking in the did a great job."
winning run in the seventh. Pipkin doubled in the first
"Heat played a,major fac- inning and later scored
thanks to a Beasley's sixth
home run of the season.
' Then the heat started to-
get to us," Hicken said. "We
played great defense. Karla
struck out eight this game
and allowed one hit. Things
just started to happen at the
Miami for a
loss, to No.
end. Seventh inning, a walk, a
bunt, a hit pitch... it happens.
"Alline Meada great
time and great experience.
We are a much better team
because of it. You have to play
talented teams to get better."
Surfing season kicks
off with strong start
After a great week of surf
last week, surfers were eager
to hit the water Saturday in
the first contest of 2012
This winter has been the
warmest in as long as anyone
can remember, so surfers
have been practicing all Win-
ter for Saturday's event.
The turnout for the first
event of the Eastern Surfing'
Association First Coast
District season was big, as
surf conditions were excellent
(by Florida standards) with a
nice swell, warm weather and
' Bradley Dunham was the
star of the day, winning both :
the junior men's and the open
Bailey Riggan convincing-
ly won the 11-and-under age'
division as he surfed as well
as competitors much older
than him. Sutton Kerlin did
the same in winning the boys
Among the seven boys
division competitors, David
Broyles and Zack Sjuggerud
had a close battle for second
place with Sjuggerud edging
out Broyles on the judges'
scorecards ... this time
The junior men's division
was also hard fought with a
lot of competitors. Jarrod
Kaylor notably finished
fourth, edging out Zach
Church, who finished fifth.
Kaylor's surfing has
improved a lot since last year
and it's clear he put a lot of
time in over the winter.
changed in the open finals.
He finished third, beating
Kaylor. That was Church's
bestever finish in the open
Surfers young and old
competed.'At age 48, Mike
Nichols came in second in the :
standup paddle surfing divi-
sion, narrowly missing out on
a victory. And Kieren
McCarthy and Keegan, Killian
won the little girls and boys
divisions. Young Bailey
Dougherty won the girls divi-
Next up for the local top
surfers is the Southeastern
U.S. Regional Championships
in New Smyrna April 20-22.
Beach and the First Coast
District this year are Sutton
Kerlin, Zack Sjuggerud,Jesse
Chapman, Skyler DeBerry,
Jarrod Kaylor, Bradley
Dunham and Chris Igou.
COUNTY TRACKAND FIELD
AMANDA REAM/COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS
The county track meet was held March 22 at West
Nassau High School. Pictured, clockwise from top left:
Fernandina Beach High School's Kenny Stewart,
Yulee's Sheridan Hathaway; FBHS's Will Weaver and
Trent Kirkendall; and Yulee's Taylor Anderson. .--.. :_ _
Woods, Mickelson return to TPC for Players
With'less than two months remain-
ing before The Players 2012 returns to
The Players Stadium Course at TPC
Sawgrass, the field is beginning to take
shape as a number of ,..11f'- biggest
names, including several past champi-
ons, have already posted victories this
season on the PGA Tour.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson,
both past winners of The Players, head-
line a group of 14 PGATour winners in
2012 who have punched their ticket to
Mickelson (2007) and Woods (2001),
two players with victories at The Players
already on their resumes, have both
posted victories on the PGA Tour in
2012 and are among those already quali-
fied for The Players 2012. Mickelson,
who earned a two-shot Victory at The
Players Stadium Course in 2007, cap-
tured his 40th tour title last month at the
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Mickelson is also the defending champi-
on at this week's Shell Hlouston Open.
Woods ended a-26-start winless
drought over the weekend at the Arnold
Palmer Invitational presented by
MasterCard, winning for the first time
on tour since the 2009 BMW
Championship with a five-shot victory
over Northern Ireland's Graeme
McDowell. Winner of The Players in
2001, Woods has been forced to with-
draw from the last two editions of The
Players due to injuries in 2010 and 2011.
His best finish at TPC Sawgrass since
his victory in 2001 was a solo eighth in
Other players already qualified for
The Players courtesy of victories on
tour this year include current World No.
1 Luke Donald (Transitions Champion-
ship), Northern Ireland's Rory Mcllroy
(The llonda Classic), Americans Steve
Stricker (Hyundai Tournament of
Champions) and Hunter Mahlan (World
Golf Championships-Accenture Match
Play Championship) and England's
Justin Rose (World Golf Championships-
Skyler Delerry launches off the lip Saturday in,the first
local surf contest of the season. He placed second in the
junior men's division.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012 SPORTS Ncws-Lcadtcr
The Women's Golf Associ-
ation of the Amelia Island
Chit) hosled players from
Amelia River, the Golf Club of
Amelia Island, Fernandina
lleaceh and Qsprey Cove
March 12 for all 8:30 a.m.
shotgun start. Fiftl iclii par-
ticipIants enjoyed a beautiful
(day of golf at Long Point and
a soup and salad luncheon
afterwards at the Palmetto
I'.,,,1 of;hi Ocean
The .'AiiniinLu team of
Marie Peterson, Carol-
Kiniimmel, Jean DesBarres and
Phyllis Watson scored a net
121 in a two-best ball format.
In second place with a score
of 126 wereLucy Thompson,
Vickie Galpin, Salli Roberts
and Maryse O'Brien.
The team .l..,bbir Fost,
Mary Kaulfuss, Nancy Speck
and Julie Hensler was in third
pl:i ', i i a 128. Finishing in
.L1 Ih place with a score of
130 were.Carolyn Rumph,
Rachael tII nliga n. Mary Jane
Smith and Pat Gieg.
C l', i sl ir-pin winners
were Judy Newman for hole
No. 5 and Jayene Lamb for
hole No. 16.
ladies host Interclub
The winning team in the Long Point Interclub event
included, from left, Marie Peterson, Carol Kimmel, Jean
DesBarres and Phyllis Watson. The foursome scored a
net 121 in a two-best ball format.
The Greater Nassau Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce will
hold its 21st annual golf tour-
nament April 27 at Deerfield
Lakes Golf & Country Club in
Callahan, Format is a four-
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tournament play. Call (904)
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Micahs Place event
The Palace Saloon will
sponsor the third annual Golf
Classic to benefit Micah's
Place April 1 at Amelia River
Golf Club. Visit www.thep-
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Fernandina Beach Shrine'
and Nassau County Profes-
sional Firefightors IAFF Local
#3101 will hold i hi, annual
Shriners Charity Golf
Tournament April 21 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
Fee is $75 per player. Lunch
will be provided. Registration
is at 8 a.m. Shotgun start at
8:30 a.m. For information or
to sign up, call Doug
SBlackborn at 321-0306.
Shrimp Festival 5KRun/Walk
The McArthur Family YMCA is hosting the
18th annual Shrimp Festival 5K Run/Walk
May 5 at Main Beach, starting at 8 a.m. The
event includes a 5K run and 5K walk along
with a 1.5-mile walk. Youth events include the
one-mile Katie Caples Memorial Run for kids
12 and under and the half-mile Popcorn
Shrimp Run for kids eight and under.
All proceeds go to the Give to,the Y
Campaign to benefit families and children in
Nassau County. Registration is available at
the McArthur Family YMCA or online at
Active.com. For information call 261-1080 or
Elm Street Little League is holding registra-
tion for the spring season from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday at the MLK Center.
Fee is $40 per child ($10 extra for additional
sibling). T-ball (ages 4-8) registration is now
open through May. Cost is $25 for T-ball. For
information, contact President Wayne.
Peterson at 753-1663.
. The McArthur Family YMCA will hold a
lacrosse camp for ages 8-14 Tuesdays and
Friday at 5 p.m. from April 10 through May
10. Register through today. Participants will
be doing soft lacrosse drills, going over rules
and scrimmaging. All equipment will be avail-
able. The fee is $30 for members and $60 for
non-members. Call 261-1080 or email tchris-
3on-3 hoops tourney
The second annual Faith Christian
Academy 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will
be held March 31 and April 1 at the McArthur
Family YMCA on Amelia Island. It is open to
the community. March 31 will be a full day of
competition starting at 9 am. Sunday's action
begins at 1:30 p.m.
There are several divisions; entry fees are
$50 per team for boys divisions ages 12-and-
under, 15-and-under and 18-and-under. The
entry tee for adult teams 35-and-under and
over-35 is $125 per team.
Teams are playing for medals, awards,
love of the game and an opportunity to help
FCA in the growth and development of stu-
dents in our community. An anonymous donor
has agreed to put $600 in awards to be split
between the winners of the 35-and-under and
the 35-and-over divisions.
PARKS & RECREATION
Open co-ed league
March 21 i
First Coast Crane 15
Halltime Sports Bar
Halftime Sports Bar
First Coast Crane
Recreational co-ed leadge
Crawford Jewelers 7,
Halfttime Sports Bar 9
Crab Trap 3
Control Freaks 11
River Valley Rats 9
Crawford Jewelers 25
Crab Trap 14
Halftime Sports Bar
River Valley Rats
River Valley Rats
Halltirne Sports Bar
Halftime Sports Bar
P5 Productions 18
Halftime Sports Bar -2
Halftime Sports Bar 4-2
P5 Productions 4-2
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ules, visit wwwleagueline-
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Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.,
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdaysat"- -
3:30 p.m. on the petanque courts at the south.
end of the downtown marina. Petanque (pay-
tonk) is a cousin of both horseshoes and
bocce, the Italian bowling game. The public is
always welcome to join. Call 491-1190.
Baseball and softball umpires can join the
fastest growing umpires association in
Northeast Florida, the River City Umpires
Association. River-City Umpires is currently
recruiting men and women interested in offici-
ating baseball and softball.
If you live or work in Baker, Bradford, Clay,
Duval, Putnam, St. Johns or Nassau County,
contact Terry Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or
There are organized bicycle rides in
Fernandina Beach and around Amelia Island
Thursday starting at 9 a:m. and Saturdays
starting at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. All
rides start from Main Beach. Park near the
miniature golf course. Cyclists of all abilities
are welcome. The ride will be around 30 miles
with rest stops along the way and loops back
to the starting point at around 10 miles before
continuing on the remaining 20 miles of the
route. Lunch after the ride is optional.
Bicycle helmets are mandatory as well as
a bicycle in good working condition. These
rides are led by Don Eipert in conjunction with
the North Florida Bicycle Club. Contact him at
261-5160. Sign uplfor email notices at www.
ameliaislandcycling.com or www.nfbc.us.
Nassau Challenger Bowling.League for the.
physically and mentally challenged meets the
second Saturday each month from 3-5 p.m. at
the Nassau' Bowling Center in Yulee. Call
Melinda Willaford at 261-3136.
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OUT AND ABOUT
FRIDAY, MARCH 30.2012
NEWS-LEADER'/ FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
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F ernandina Little Theatre is
marking its 20th season
anniversary in a big way:
new offerings and a new
name: the Fernandina Arts Centre.
A longtime strong presence in
the North Florida regional arts
scene for its stage productions, the
organization is expanding its artistic
offerings to the public and adding
cinema to its roster of artistic
The intimate black-box perform-
ance space on Beech Street, in walk-
ing distance of the historic down-
town area, served as a very
successful and popular venue for two.
film festivals last year and the recent
second annual Oscar-Nominated
Shorts Fest, and will now be incor-
nent of its mission to provide varied
opportunities for r ik i-l works. Mad
Cowford, Jacksonville's premier
improve group, has become a regular
and popular fixture, and several
musical programs are in the works
for the fall.
According to Kate Hart, the
founder and managing artistic
director of FLT, the board felt
that the organization's scope of
activities was expanding in such a
way that the new name would
better reflect and encompass the
growing range of artistic program-
Says Hart, "When Gus
Betancourt, the president of the
Amelia Island Film Society,
announced he was relocating, we
jumped at the chance to include the
opens its *
with a new
society's members and activities as
part of our offerings to our patrons.
One of our goals is to provide actors
and audiences with artistic efforts -
that educate, entertain, challenge
ity films here in
our space will do just that, and we
were delighted to welcome the AIFS
members to the FLT family. And
once that decision was made, the
name change just seemed to be the
' There will be two subscription
series, one for the theater produc-
tions (Fernandina Little Theatre),
and one for the films (Coastal Film
Forum), and Hart is hoping there
will be good cross-over between the
two groups of patrons. There will be
monthly film screenings on the sec-
ond Sunday of each month, and all
AIFS member benefits will be hon-
In addition, Fernandina Arts
Centre will partner with Carolina
Studio in St. Marys, Ga., to further
develop and expand screening ven-
ues, memberships. educational and
training activities in the performing
arts, and festival opportunities. To
find out what's happening at the
Fernandina Arts Centre, visit ameli-
Grab a basket & join the hunt
The Nassau, County Public Library
System will host "Going On An Egg
Hunt" on April 2 at 10 a.m. at the
Hilliard library and 11:30 a.m. in
Callahan Ewing Park; April 4 at 10:30
a.m. at Central Park in Fernandina
Beach; and April 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the
Yulee library in the FSCJ, Betty P Cook
Center. Children will enjoy an adventur-
ous story, games and egg hunts. Please
bring baskets with eggs for hunting. For
information contact your library branch,
visit www.nassaureads.com or email
Michelle Forde, youth librarian, at
Memorial United Methodist Church,
601 Centre St., Fernandina'Beach will
host "Easter at the Church," a free com-
munity celebration on April 7 from 10
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.
P Park at thiNassau 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 Wel-
Yulee United Methodist Church,
located between Lofton Creek and
Chester Road on Christian Way, will
hold its annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza
on April 7 at 10 a.m.
There. %ill be crafts, ,IN
cookie decorating, fun, games and
prizes, with over 1,000 eggs for the "Big
All kids and kids at heart are invited
to join North 14th St. Baptist Church,
519 North 14th St., Fernandina Beach,
from 10 a.m. to noon April 7 for an old-
fashioned Easter Egg Hunt.
There will be fun, prizes and
lunch, too. Then come again Easter
Sunday, April 8 for the morning service
where the choir will present a special
Easter Cantata, "Champion of Love."
for Handel's Messiah
Pam Helton, minister of
music at Amelia Baptist Church,
has announced the soloists and
string quartet members for the
presentation of the Holy Week
portion of Handel's oratorio
Messiah on Good Fniday, April 6,
at 7 p.m. at the church.
Vocal soloists are Lisa Flick -r
soprano; Sarah Baxter Flores -
alto; Pamela Helton soprano;,
and J. Hansford Joiner tenor.,
' Flick, Flores and Helton are
Nassau County residents, while
Joiner is a member'of the vocal
faculty at Florida State College at
Jacksonville with Helton.
The string quartet comprises
Carol Whitman and Lois Gosa on
violin, Peter DuTilly on viola and
Kathy Dennis on cello. Whitman,
Gosa and Dennis are members of
the Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra and DuTilly is a senior
theory/cornposition student at
Jacksonville University. Gail
McCamy has been the rehearsal
pianist and will also provide
The chorus now exceeds 70
voices from many different local
There is no charge for this
presentation at Amelia Baptist
Church. Childcare for ages new-
born through four years is avail-
able at no cost with reservations.
Call the church at 261-9527 for
more information, or visit
ements.htm. Amelia Baptist
Church is located at 961167
Buccaneer Trail at the intersec-'
tion of Buccaneer Trail, ALA and
South Fletcher Avenue (at the
Studying the score
for George Friderick
Messiah are three
local soloists, above
from left, Sarah Baxter
Flores, lisa Flick and
Pamela Helton, J.
Hansford Joiner, left, a
professor of vocal
music at FSCJ, will be
the tenor soloist.'
Get set to experience
For the News-Leader I
Music should not simply
b heard. Music is meant to
be experienced. This is the
ideal that inspires the eclectic,
high-energy sound of the
Lafayette, La., based band
The band, which will play
the Dog Star Tavern, 10 N.
Second St., Fernandina Beach
on Wednesday at 9 p.m., cre-
ates the driving force behind
their music with their unin-
hibited blending of styles and
creativity. With their musical
roots ranging from bluegrass
to ska, the band produces a
surprisingly smooth mixture
of progressive gypsy/experi-
Along with their melodic
energy, the band members
themselves bring on a show
of vibrant, youthful spunk,
which gives their perform-
ance a thrashing air of excite-
They recently released
Soundtrack to an Untimely
Death (2011), their first full-
length album, with Grammy
Award-winning engineer Tony
Daigle. Dabbling with both
serious and playful themes,
Soundtrack is a continuous
movement of mutually com-
plex and easy listening songs.
The record is broken into a
five-chapter story, which
effectively turns the entire
piece into a multipart gypsy
ballad. Band members
include: Jon Stone (mandolin,
vocals, percussion), Jesse
Duplechain (guitar, melodica,
background vocals), Bryan
Webre (guitar, keys, program-
ming, percussion, back-
ground vocals), Hayden
VagcithmtSwptg plays at 9e
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Talley (upright bass), Josh
LeBlanc (trumpet, keys, per-
cussion, background vocals),
Steven Pilcher (trumpet,
keys, percussion, vocals), and
Roy Durand (drums, vocals,
The band's varied musical
background includes concen-
trations in folk/bluegrass/
gypsy (Stone), punk/ska
garde (Pilcher), and jazz
(Duplechain, Webre, Talley,
LeBlanc). LeBlanc is also
bassist of the international
Vagabond Swing has
played with several renowned
musicians including Snarky
Puppy (Ropeadope Digital),
(Trashy Moped Recordings),
Givers (Glassnote Records),
Garage ATrois, Dead Kenny
BAND Continued on 2B
FRIED CHICKEN DINNER
The American Legion Post 54 softball team
will hold a Southern Fried
Chicken Dinner onf
March 31 from noon-7
p.m. or until sold out, at
the POst, 626 S. Third St.
The public is welcome.
Southern fried chicken.,
mashed potatoes with
gravy, green beans and
corn on the cob for a $7 donation. Music will fol-
low at 7 p:m. in the "Canteen" by the Beech Street
Taste Latin American P
traditional food as La ,
Tierra Prometida (The
Promise Land), 416
Alachua St.., Fernandina .
Beach, hosts a dinner fea-
turing an array of
Hispanic dishes from
Mexico. El Salvador, Honduras, Puerto Rico and
Uruguay on March 31 starting at 5 p.m.
Admission is free though donations for the build-
ihg fund of the Spanish ministry are happily
accepted. For information call 349-2595.
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 :. -i
into a pirate paradise and prof-
iting greatly from smuggling
and the illegal slave trade.
While Aury was only briefly on the island, his col-
orful career spanned several continents. This pro-
gram is free and open to the public. For informa-
tion contact Alex at 261-7378, ext. 102.
SOUNDS ON CENTRE
Sounds on Centre, presented by the Historic
Fernandina Business Association, will feature
Orlino Esguerra with Hip Hop music on April 6.
Concerts are held the first Friday of each month
(cxcpt during the Shrimp Festival in May) from
6-8 p.m. on Centre Street between Second and
Bring a chair and
shoes. For infor-
mation or to
become a spon- "
sor contact Madeline Richard at (904) 688-0880
or mady@GoMady.com. For the complete sched-
ule, visit SoundsOnCentre.com.
RIGHT WHALES NIGHT
Alicia Windham Reid. a right
whale specialist, will present a
program on the rarest of all
large whales at Nassau Sierra's
April 4 meeting at the Council
on Aging at 7 p.m.
Being the ultimate snowbird.
right whales come to calve and
rest Dc.cmber through March in coastal w\atcrs
just miles from the homes and condos along our
coastline until they make their way back north to
the feeding grounds of the Northern Atlantic.
Today. only about 300 are left. Windham Reid
will touch on their natural history, behavior.
anthropogenic threats and the main reason many
of these ocean giants head south each winter. The
public is invited.
FRIDAY. MARCIl 30. 2012 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
The semiannual Friends
of the Library Book Sale Is
today and March 31 at the
ers for chil-
- most with prices ranging
from 50 cents to $3. Also
check out the audio books,
CDs,.DVDs, games, puzzles
Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6
p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m..Saturday, with spe-
cial deals Saturday afternoon.
Proceeds benefit the
Fernandina Beach Library.
The Third Annual St.
Michael Wine Tasting Gala
sponsored by Amelia
Liquors is March 31 starting
at 6 p.m. at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation ballroom.
SEnjoy wines from all over
the world, with experts on
hand to pour and share their
expertise, a buffet dinner, live
and silent auctions, and danc-'
ing to music by Ctescendo ",
Amelia. Proceeds"will benefit
St. Michael Academy. Tickets
are $75 per person. Call the
academy at 321-2102, or go -
Ballroom Dance Amelia.
will start "Dancing with the
Stars" themed classes this
week Tuesdays at 6:30
p.m. ard Saturdays at 12:30
p.m. Group class each week
will be the dances featured on
the Monday episode of the
show.' Beginners welcome.,
Private lessons available by
For information call Aimee
Marshall at (617) 312'4932-pr
email:ballroom .,-,. ,
On March 31 at 1 p.m.
the St. Marys, Ga.,
Authority and the Osprey
Cove Women's Club will co-
sponsor Chocolate for
Charities at the St. Marys
Presbyterian Church Social
Admission is $3 and
includes a.'take-out" carton
filled with treats along with a
chance to win a door prize.
Along with cakes, pies, cook-
ies and candy there will be
handmade crafts to complete
your Easter basket. Proceeds
-will go to several Camden
County, Ga., charities. For
information contact Judy at
W * *
WIN WIN (Women-in
Nassau Helping Women in
Need) will meet April 2 at'
6:30 p.m., hosted by Natalie
Blackwell at Bar Zin, 4924
First Coast Hwy., Suite 10 in
the Palmetto Walk Shopping
Village, Amelia Island. Money
collected at the door will ben-
efit Cedar Haven Transitional
House in Fernandina Beach.
Bring a $10 check payable to
Womeri of Power, an appetiz-
er or dessert to share,
brochures and business cards
to distribute. Non-alcoholic
beverages will be available, or.
bring a bottle of wine to share.'
Door prizes are optional. To,
RSVP or for information con-
tact Connie Braithwaite at
759-0745. Visit winwinnas-
The next Yappy Hour, a
pet-friendly happy hour, will,
be held April 4, from 6-8
p.m. at The Falcon's Nest at
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. Donations are
accepted at all Yappy Hours
for Rescuing Animals in
Nassau. Bring your pooch for
a tail waggin' good time. For
information call Stacy at (904)
At the end of the War of'
1812,1,500 slaves were lib-
erated from Cumberland
Island. Ga. Kevin McCarthy
will speak about the British
occupation of the island,
southeast Georgia, and the
proclamation offering free-
dom to the slaves in the
winter of 1815, at a meeting ,
of the General Duncan
Lamont Clinch Historical -
Society on April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Amelia Island Museum
of History, 233 S. Third St. .
The public is invited.
The April 10 meeting of
the Amelia Island Quilt
Guild will feature Karen
Preston of Gold Star Stitch-
ery with a trunk show that
will demonstrate,her evolu-
tion from traditional quilting
to a less regimented style.
Preston's passions in life
have influenced her quilting
style and her recent interest in
creating cat dolls. She will
offer a workshop in basic doll
making techniques on April
11. Email email@example.com
for information or to register
for the workshop.
The guild meets the seca.
ond Tuesday of the month at
the Women's Club, 201 Jean
LaFitte Ave. Programs-are
free and open, to the public.
The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host its
morltholy coffee on April 12
at 10:30 a.m. All women who
reside In Nassau County (no
matter how long they have
lived here) are welcome to
attend. For information, con-
tact Lulu Elliott at luluelliott@
hotmail.corr or 548-9807;.or
The 9th Annual Arts &
Crafts Show & Sale will be
held April 14 from 9 a.m,-3
p.m. at Maxwell Hall, located
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that each row, column
and 3-by-3 box
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will appear in the
Wednesday, March 28
behind the Memorial United
Methodist Church Sanctuary,
601 Centre St. The event is a
showcase for local artisans
and crafters including artists,
photographers, fabric artists,
jewelry designers and other
mixed media artists. Home
baked goods and lunch will be
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.
AYulee 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 Jackson-
ville. The meal is $15 per per-,
son arid will be served at 5
p.m. Tickets are available at
Southeastern Bank in Yulee
or by mail from Ruth Brewer,
96145 Blackrock Road, Yulee,
' FL 32097.,For infQrmation call
The 4-H group Juss'
Horsin'Around will hold its
annual fundraiser for RAIN
Humane Society on April 28
at Deep Creek Plantation,
located on CR 121 in
First horseback ride out is
at 10 a.m. Ride out on your'
own or with a group. Fee is
$25 per person. Jackpot ,
Obstacle Challenge offered.
The club will serve lunch from
Callahan BBQ from 11 a.n.-3
p.m. for $6 per plate, including
drink and dessert. All horse
riders must RSVP by April 26.
To learn more call Jennifer
Hall at (904) 845-2925.
The city of Fernandina
Beach's first "Senior" Prom
will be held from 5:30-9 p.m.
April 29 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Ages 55 and up are invit-
ed to enjoy a night of music'
courtesy of Instant Groove,
dancing, heavy hors d'oeu-
vres, refreshments and a cash
bar (beer and wine). Tickets
are $25 and available at the
-rec center. For information
contact Jay at 277-7350, ext
2013 or firstname.lastname@example.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 Femandina Chapter
#55, use the contact number
to reserve your seat in their
honor. Call (904) 849-7782.
Theatre presents "Streetcar
Tennessee Williams' mas-
terpiece explores the
extremes between fantasy
'and reality. While visiting her
sister, Stella, in New Orleans,
fallen Southern belle Blanche
.DuiBois' illusions of grandeur
are shattered by her earthy,
and realistic brother-in-law,
Stanley Kowalski, in this sultry
Southern drama. Directed by
-Performances are at 8
p.m. April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20,
21, 26, 27 and 28, with a mati-,
nee at 2 p.m. April 22. Tickets
are on sale now at $20 for
adults and $10 for students.
Theatre is located at 207
Cedar St. Call 261-6749 for
tickets or purchase online at
Join "Party and a Play at
ACT" on April 17 to support
Communities in Schools of
Enjoy a special perform-
ance of "A Streetcar Named
Desire" and libations and
heavy gourmet hors d'oeu-
vres 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 avail-
able at cisnassau.ticketleap
.corn, at (904) 321 -2000 or at
the AIFBY Chamber of
"Hello, Dolly" is at the
Alhambra Theatre and
Dining, starring Emmy
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., Jackson-
ville. Call (904) 641-1212.
Bill Cosby comes to
Center Moran Theater on
April 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets
The Fernandina Bach Drum Circle meets
the fiist 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 flules.
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
The John Thomas Group, with Ernie
Ealum of Fernandina Beach on bass and
Thomas on keyboard, will play April 3 from 6-
8 p.m at the Culhanes Irish Pub, 967 Atlantic
Blvd., Atlantic Beach Call (904) 249-9595
The Crystals, famous for "Da Doo Ron
Ron." "Chapel of Love," 'And Then he Kissed
Me," "One Fine Day" and more will perform
April 14 at 6 pm 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
The Amelia island Museum of History
comes to Sheflield's at the Palace on Centre
Street. downtown Fernandina. with music by
Tammerlln. Hear exceptional guitar work
accompanying clever original songs and tra-
ditional tunes pulled from the roots of
American music a little bit folk, pop. coun-
try old time. British Isles and blues with
some world music flavorings on April 22 from
5-7 pm Tickets are $15 and available at the
museum. 233 S Third St Seating is first
come, first served. For information or to pur-
chase tickets contact Alex at 261-7378. Pxt.
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
www aicmf com.
A jazz jam is held at Pablos, 12 N
Second St., Femandina Beach, from 7-10
p m the first Wednesday of each month
Musicians are invited to sit in tor one song or
the whole night. Join the mailing list by email-
Amelia Istanc Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre St.,
hosts a music circle on Saturdays from 7:30-
10 p m. featuring great local musicians.
Admission Is free and all are welcome. Come
enjoy dessert, coffee and music
Amelia 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.amelianvercruises.com.
Dog Star'TaVern, 10 N Second St., 3rd
Stones night; Arpetrio April 2: Punk Night
April 3: Vagabond Swing April 4;
Whetherman April 5, Karl Davis and Friends
April 6. and DJ Lounge Chair April 7. Visit
Dog Star on Facebook. Visit
Reverbnalion.com for a complete list of
upcoming acts. Call 277-8010.
Floridd House Inn
Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St., hosts
Hickory Wind in the Frisky Mermaid bar on
Thursday from 7:30-10 p m. Call 491-3322.
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., live
music Call 321-2324.
The Hammerhead, 2045 South Fletcher
Ave., karaoke on Sunday nights with Daddy
"0" 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-Carton, Amelia Island.
Dress Is casual For information call Holmes
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., free trivia each Monday at 7:30
p m.; wine taking the third Tuesday at 6:30
p m., with 10 wines for $10 along with
cheese and crackers and live entertainment;
dart tournament every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.;
Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7:30-11:30 p.m.; the
Turner London Band Thursday from 8:30
p.m.-midnight and Friday and Saturday from
8 30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Call 261-1000. Visit
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
Monday nights reggae with Pili Pill and
Chillakaya One: Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project; Wednesdays Wes Cobb; Thursdays
Hupp & Rob in the Palce & DJ Buca in
Sheffield's; Fridays and Saturdays regional
bands and DJ Anonymous at Sheffield's. Call
Bill Childers at 491-3332 or email bill@thep-
Picante Grill, Rotisserie and Bar, 464073
SR 200, Suite 2, Yufee, live music every first
and last Saturday of the month from 7-10
p m. Call 310-9221. Visit www.picantenas-
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., The Macy's play each
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m.; trivia Thursdays;
live music every Friday and Saturday at 8
p.m. Call 310-6904. Visit
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher
Ave., The Macy's in the lounge from 6-10
p m. Friday and Saturdays; shaggin' in the
lounge Sundays from 4-7 p.m.; Pili Pill in the
Uki bar Wednesdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m.;
live music In the bar all weekend. Call 277-
6652. Visit www.slidersseaside.com. Join
Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., Lardy & The Backtracks
tonight; Reggie Lee March 31; Alex Affronti
April 1: Richard Stratton April 2; Pam Affronti
April 3: DJ Roc April 4; Reggie Lee'April 5;
Richard Smitlh April 6; and Larry & the
Backtracks Apni 7. Entertainment is 5-9 pmn.
Monday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Call 261-
Museum launches calendar project
The Amelia Island Museum of History is
planning to create and sell a 15-month wall
calendar which will begin on Oct. 1.
I The plap is to highlight each month a pho-
tographic ihmage of a local historical site. The
museum invites everybody to participate in
this project. Just create a black and white
high-resolution image (ideally any images
submitted would be 300ppi at 8.5 by 11 inch-
es) for the calendar of any or all of the select-
ed sites (listed below).
'Be as creative as you like'. Photographers
will be credited with having created the
image and will own the images they create.
However, the Amelia Island Museum of
History will have the right to use any submit-
ted photographs in the calendar and to sell as
it sees fit one framed image of each phqto-
* graph chosen.
Deadline to provide images to the mqse-
um, 233 S. Third St, is April 30. For more
information contact Bill Birdsong at wmbird-
email@example.com or 261-5760.
Selected sites for photographing include:
the old jail (cover); Cat Crack sign (located at
the museum); Kate's tree (Ash Street);
Florida House Inn; Old Town Plaza; St.
Peter's Episcopal Church stained glass;
Palace Saloon;Yankee/Confederate. soldier
grave; Fort Clinch; the lighthouse; Fairbanks
House; shrimp boats; the old train depot;
Bosque Bello Cemetery; the Nana Dune at
American Beach; and the Nassau County
Courthouse on Centre Street.
The Iguanas, Danny Barnes Geronimo Festival,
BAND Continued from 1B and Spott Birum: Wakarusa 2011, Festival De
G's, Robert Glasper, Tea Leaf They headlined the UNO International 2011, Art
Green Honky, Anders Fihn Festival and performed Outside Fest 2011 and
Osborne, Pork Dukes, Soul at Foburg Fest in 2011 and more.
Rebels Brass Band, Fishtank 2012, French Quarter For more information go
Ensemble, Vermont Joy Festival 2011 and 2012, Gulf to www.vagabondswing.com
Parade, Caspian Hat Dance, Brew Beer Festival, or hoplitemusic.com.
start at $42. Call 1-888-860-
BWAY or visit www.artist-
seriesjax.org. Discounts are
available for groups of 10+ by
calling (904) 632-3228 or
One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical Informa-
tion about downtown
Fernandina and a good time
for all. Join the Amelia
Island Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
tour four of the town's
most popular, notorious or
otherwise historic pubs
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. Tickets are $25 per
person (must be 21, must
show ID); tour begins at the
historic train depot In down-
town Femandina Beach.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext.105 or Thea@amellamu-
Guests on the ghost tour
will learn Amelia Island
ghost stories as they tiptoe
through dark streets and
walk in the footsteps of a
bygone era as the past
comes alive through the
skillful storytelling of your
guide. The tour begins at 6
p.m. every Friday like clock-
work and lasts approximately
one hour. Meet your guide in
the cemetery behind St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave. Tickets may
be purchased at the Amelia
Island Museum of History for
$10/adults and $5/students.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext. 105 or Thea@amellamu-
seum.org for more informa-
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that want to attend Faith
Christian Academy this fall
can apply for a state-backed
scholarship program run by'
the nonprofit Step Up For
This school year, the schol-
arship is worth up-to $4,011.
To qualify, new applicants
must meet the household
income guidelines for the fed-
eral free or reduced-price
school lunch program, which
is $42,648 annually for a
household of four.
Students must also be
entering either kindergarten or
first grade or have attended a
public school for the current,
2011-12, school year.
Applications are available
online at www.stepupforstu-
dents.org. For information call
For information on Faith
Christian Academy visit
www.fcaangels.com or call
321-2137 to schedule a con-
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 to the
Pirates Club by April 6 of at
least 750 words on the sub-
ject of pirates or pirating: past,
present or future, complete
with proper citations and refer-
The college award is a
check for $1,500, payable to
the winner's chosen school for
tuition and/or books. The mili-
tary service award is a $500
check upon completion of
basic training. The winners)
must join the Pirates May 6 at
the Shrimp Festival for a for-
mal announcement, publicity
photographs and to collect the
For information visit
Entries must be postmarked .
by April 6 and mailed to
Femandina Pirates Club, Inc.,
P.O. Box 1094, Femandina
Beach, FL 32035.
Applications for the
Nassau County Community
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers
Memorial Scholarship, Peck
Memorial Scholarship and the
Scholarship are now available
at Femandina Beach High
School. The Cook Scholarship
is also available at Yulee High
Applications for the
NCCDC Scholarship in Honor
of Felix Jones of Fernandina
Beach are available at Hilliard,
West Nassau and Yulee high
Deadline is April 20.
Contact your guidance office
or call 261-4396 or 261-4113
The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association will award the
Johnny Thirsk Memorial
Scholarship worth $1,000 for
the 2012-13 school year. It is
renewable and good for two
years for a total of $2,000 per
Applicants must reside in
Nassau County, plan to attend
a two- or four-year college
and complete an essay on
why they plan to attend col-
lege, their future goals and
why they should receive the
scholarship. Financial need
and academic scores will be
considered. Additional consid-
eration will be given to stu-
dents interested in marine
biology and/or participation in
For details-see yours
school guidance office or
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
The Fernandina Beach
Association (EAA) Chapter
943, will award its aviation
emphasis scholarship in the
spring to one or more resi-
dents of Nassau County with
an interest in pursuing a
career or interest in,
Applications are available
at all Nassau County high
schools or contact Calista
Bestor at 261-3692.
Food Service puts focus on 'fresh'
.. . . . .. .
Nassau County School Food Service
has turned one of its trucks into a
rolling billboard to raise awareness of
its Farm Fresh to Our Schools pro-
gram. The truck is wrapped in eye-
catching artwork featuring fresh fruits
and vegetables to let the community
know that locally grown fresh produce
is on the menu in the county's 15 pub-
"Our schools serve Florida
grown green beans and corn. We hope
to add a greater variety of seasonal
fruits as well as cabbage, carrots, let-
tuce, spinach, squash and tomatoes.
We continue to make an effort to
work with vendors in a 150-mile
radius," says Allyn Graves, director of
Food Service, Nassau County School
An estimated 2,353 Farm to School
programs across the country connett
schools and farms with the aim of
improving student nutritiornand sup-
porting local economies.
Nassau County School Board's
U _.'_. _t_ .. .- --,_ -.
The Nassau County School District's Food Service truck delivers a fresh
Food Service serves more than 1.6 mil-
lion meals and snacks that meet strict
nutritional requirements each year.
Nassau County recently was awarded
the prestigious Florida Healthy School
District Silver level honor from the
Coordinated School Health
Partnership and co-sponsor Florida
Action for Healthy Kids.
Parents are encouraged to contact
261-2213 or go to
www.nassau.k12.fl.us/ to learn more
about Nassau County School District's
FBHS team heads to Florida Envirothon
Twenty-one teams of high school
students competed earlier this month
in the Fred B. Miller, Jr. Regional
Envirothon at the Jacksonville
Arboretum and Gardens, an environ-
mental competition where high school
students are tested in five areas of
study: Forestry, Soils, Aquatics,
Wildlife and Current Topic, which this
year was Non-Point Source Pollution.
Fernandina Beach High School will
.represent Nassau County at the
upcoming Florida Envirothon.
Sponsored by the Duval Soil &
Water Conservation District, the Fred
B. Miller, Jr. Regional Envirothon is an
environmental education program for
high school students that combines
classroom learning with hands-on out-
door activities and culminates in an in-
This exposure to nature and its
interrelationship with human impacts
on the natural world provides valuable
lessons and helps develop an under-
standing of ecosystems and our role in'
Winners in the regional competition
advance to the Florida Envirothon. The
top Florida team advances-to the inter-
national Canon Envirothon (www.envi-
rothon.org), where over $100,000 in
scholarships and prizes are awarded.
Senior Emma Love volunteer lauded by state
TALLAHASSEE -The Florida
Department of Education recently
announced the 2011-12 winners of the
Outstanding School Volunteer
The department presents this annu-
al recognition to youth, adult andc sen-
ior school volunteers that have shown
exceptional dedication and meaningful
commitment to quality education in
Florida. They are selected based on the
number of service hours, years of serv-
ice, type of contribution and unique
characteristics of services rendered.
Roberta Healey, who volunteers at
Emma Love Hardee Elementary in
Fernandina Beach, was recognized in
the senior category
"I would like to thank each of these
incredible individuals for their generos-
ity, hard work and selfless dedication
to Florida's children and our public
schools," said Florida Education
Commissioner Gerard Robinson in a
press release. "It is important to recog-
nize the vital role that school volun-
Youths of the Month
It is with pleasure that tion of the importance of
Boys & Girls Clubs of good character. He is active
Nassau County nominates in his church and partici-
two fine young men as pates in service projects at
Youths of the Month for the club, as a member of the
February 2012: Kendall Torch Club.
Perkins from the Fernandina Sports programs figure
Beach Club and Mitchell large for this 13-year-old,
Kozakoff from the Miller particularly basketball. He
Freedom Club. They make hopes to play that game
us proud. through high school, earn a
Kendall Perkins likes to college scholarship and play
make people laugh and be pro ball. With his proven'
happy, just like he is. But leadership qualities and ded-
Kendall knows that life is ication, we believe success is
more than a big joke. He well within Kendall's reach.
works hard to succeed in Mitchell Kozakoff is an
seventh grade at Fernandina exceptional 12-year-old with
Beach Middle School, excels a well-developed work ethic
in math and frequently and a leader, one who reach-
makes the Honor Roll. es out to help the club staff
Kendall has been a member as well as fellow club mem-
of the club for five years and bers, and displays pride and
credits it with his recogni- integrity in everything he
Best of all is the positive
attitude he shows, no matter
what difficulties he encoun-
ters. A sixth grader at Yulee
Middle School, Mitchell
excels in all his classes, with
his name on the A Honor
When he finishes high
teers play in a student's daily life and I
congratulate them on winning this
The Outstanding School Volunteers
will be recognized with a letter from
Robinson, certificate of commendation
in their school and featured in the
Florida Association of Partners in
To view the list of 2011-12'
Outstanding School Volunteers with
their summaries, visit www.fldoe.org/
school, this fine young man
intends to enroll in
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology to study
Computer Science. The club
staff looks forward to seeing
Mitchell every day at the
club and has no doubt he
will succeed and exceed his
goals in life.
FBMS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
announced its students
of the month for
December, above left.
f Pictured from left are
Chase Taylor, Elizabeth
Thompson, Brittany Lee,
Ryan Edwards, Noah
SPlew, Brett Burnette,
Crishelle Bailey and Dr.
Margaret Scruby, assis-
tant principal. Not pic-
tured is Beau Fleming.
Students of the month
for November, below
left, from left, are Hogan
Alvarez, Tyson Calvert,
Samantha Parker, Kate
Windham, Joselyn Hite,
7 Kenzie Branch, Donny
I Spillane, Brook
Alvarez and Dr.
I. ,. Margaret Scruby, assis-
tant principal. Not pic-
.tured are Chris Stewart
-,.. and Coby Hancock.
ii I SUBMITrm PHOTOS
I1I NIASSAi. COUNT Y SCHfOL
t ,'Ri FO .') ,-RviCE. V I
includes a copy of the maga-
zine, refreshments and enter-
tainment. The public is invit-
ed. Guest speakers will be
Rob and Kim Hicks, local
educators and authors of
Amelia A to Z, a children's
book illustrated by Sharon
Bolton-Eells, a teacher at
For information contact
Heather Stefanski at 225-
Jump Into Fun at the
YMCA's Fernandina or.Yulee
spring break camp locations,
with teambuilding, active
games, new friends and
opportunities for a week of
discovery and fun.
Free registration. Daily
and weekly rates available.
Contact 261-1080 or first-
Kohl's will offer free hel-
met fittings during the city of
Fernandina Beach communi-
ty yard sale on March 31
from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center as part of its Kohl's
Bring your helmet for a
free fitting and receive a
prize. Or, if you need a helmet
for riding your bike, scooter,
skates or skateboard, Kohl's
will have one for you (while
supplies last). Children must
be accompanied by an adult.
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 am. each day, at
209 Cedar St. The show is 30
minutes long and there is no
charge. For information or to
schedule a show, call 261-
6749 or email
-The Southside Elementary
annual orientation for parents
and students enrolling in
kindergarten for the 2012-13
school year will begin at 8:30
a.m. April 9 in the cafeteria.
Classroom visitations will fol-
low the meeting.
Your child must be five on
or before Sept. 1, 2012 to
enroll in kindergarten.
Documents to bring for
enrollment include: original
or certified copy of child's
birth certificate, up to date
immunization record, physi-
cal examination record, Social
Security card, and proof of
address, utility bill or other
mail with address.
April 9. Parents of kinder-
"garten students are urged to
register as soon as possible.
You may call the school at
491-7941 for more informa-
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
The program runs June
18-July 27 and combines com-
puter classes and job training
skills on campus at FSCJ.
Transportation is provided
from the Fernandina Beach
office, 1303 Jasmine St, Suite
Call Lisa Mohn, family and
community services manager,
at 261-0801, ext. 203 for infor-
mation or an application.
Youth msut meet low-income
and academic requirements.
Space is limited. Registration
ends April 13.
The 10th annual Literary
Magazine Coffee House to
unveil Fernandina Beach
Middle School's annual liter-
ary magazine, Smorgasbord,
All You can Read, will be
held on April 26 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Atlantic Recreation
The magazine is a year-
long endeavor by the entire
school. It is a magazine for
students, by students and cel-
ebrates creativity through
word and image. This year,
more than 250 students sub-
mitted their work.
Admission is $5 for chil-
dren, $10 for adults and
VB. K J JA^-
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103 In Memoriam 207 Business Opportuny 501 Equipment 609 Appiilp.e. o622 Plarnts.ISeecs/Fertilizer 803 rloblle Home Larc, 61,' Camden Counrv 861 %.acas.tn Rentls
10-, Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supphes 610i All ,to,'iroirs,Hrt6Si -'23 Saep'Trade 480 Ameila Islani Homes 817Otl-her Areas 862 Bed & BreakFast
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107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 6L3 Tele,.,ion.R.dioSrLrero 700 RECREATION 807 Cordornn,mud r n5 r5lobe H..rn A865 WarePOuse
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sale 614 Je.,.irj '.Vatcns 7OI Sus e Trailers 808 Off Island,',ule 81 rIlob,=m Home Lots 901 TRAutoRnAoTIe
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessors/Classes 602 Artcles for Sale 615 BiIding ltr .'12 Boat Suppl es, D ck.,ae ^809 LIC 6445 R, om
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102 Lost & Found
LOST DOG Black & white older
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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.
FOUND 6 KEYS on 3/22 at 10m by
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EXPERIENCED QOTR FLATBED
DRIVERS Earn 50 up to 52 cpmn
loaded. Veterans are welcome. $1000
sign on to qualified drivers. Call
Nassau, County has an opening for a
FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC. Salary is
$11.6123 hourly, plus a competitive
benefits package. Requires a high
school diploma or GED equivalent
supplemented by experience and
training In Fire and EMS Service
Programs. Must complete required
coursework and maintain required
State of Florida Firefighter It, State of
Florida Paramedic, Basic Life Support,
and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
TrI-County testing must be completed
prior to interview. Must possess valid
State Class E driver's license and EVOC
certification. Applications will be
accepted until filled. Job description
and testing information can be
obtained in the Human Resources
Department located at 96135 Nassau
Place, Suite 5, Yulee, FL 32097 or
phone (904)491-7332 or fax (904)321-
5797. EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free.
DENTAL HYGIENIST A friendly local
family dental practice is looking for an
energetic full time dental hygienist.
Florida RDH required. Send resume' to:
send to Amelia Gentle Dentistry 1699 S
14th #21 Fernandina Beach FL 32034
201 Help Wanted I
A FRIENDLY, FAMILY ORIENTED,
GENERAL DENTISTRY OFFICE is
looking for an energetic person to help
out with chairside dental assisting
duties. Full time and part time
applications will be accepted.
Experience preferred. Please e-mall
your resume to:
send It to Amelia. Gentle Deotistry,
1699 S. 14th #2'1, Fernandina Beach
FL 32034. Questions: call 277-8500
DRIVER Hometime Choices: Express
'lanes 7/on-7/off, 14/on-7/off. Weekly.
Full & P/T. Dry & refrigerated. New
trucks. CDL-A, 3 mos recent exp req'd.
HOUSEKEEPER Saturdays required.
Drug test required. Must have
transportation. Amelia Island Resort
Rentals, Inc. (904)261-9444
SANDY BOTTOMS Now hiring
Servers. Apply within.
NEED P/T CERTIFIED MEDICAL
ASST. for doctor's office. Fax resume
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.
25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED -
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REGISTERED NURSE needed
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Lime Street, Suite 120.
HIRING EXP'D/INEXP'D TANKER
DRIVERS Great benefits & pay! New
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Companies desperately need
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home. No selling, any hours. $500
wkly potential. Info 1-985-646-1700
MEDICAL ASSISTANT W/ BMO -
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Primary Care in Yulee. 2+ years of
exp, FL BMO lic, & MA certification is
required. Fax resume to (904)391-
OSPREY VILLAGE has a CNA
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with benefits. Applicants please apply
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DRIVERS Run 5 State Regionall Get
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looking for clean MVR for three years
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and please have Drivers License, Social
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familial status or national origin,
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informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
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If you believe that you may have'
been discriminated against in
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financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
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preferred for a fast-paced high volume restaurant.
We offer medical/dental insurance, 401 K,
tuition reimbursement, and free parking.
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I 201 Help Wanted I
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
RESIDENCE INN Experienced
Housekeepers, Front Desk, & Seasonal
Shuttle Driver.. No phone calls
please. Accepting applications at
2301 Sadler Rd.
MECHANIC Experienced in
construction equipment including gas,
diesel, hydraulics, and small engine
for rental company in St. Marys,
GA. Own tools, clean MVR-over 21.
Fax resume 912-576-1903 or email
BAXTER'S RESTAURANT now hiring
.experienced wait people and host
person. For appointment, call Michel
HAMPTON INN AND SUITES
is accepting applications for front desk,
housekeeping, and maintenance.
Applications available at 19 South 2nd
St., Femrnandina Beach.
204 Work Wanted
TAMMY'S HOUSEKEEPING Amelia
& Femardina. Weekly or bi-weekly.
Free estimates. Please call 502-7409.
CONCRETE SPECIAL Start your New
Year with a concrete patio, driveway
addition, grilling pad, etc. Starting at
$599. 491-4383 or 237-7324
05 Live-In Help
NEED SOMEONE to help care for
elderly woman part or full time. Must
have valid driver's license !and love
animals. Non-smoker with good
references. Call (904)491-443.
MEDICAL BILLERS & CODERS are
in demand. Train to become a Medical
Office Assistant. No exp needed. lob
training & local placement assistance.
HS diploma/GED & PC/Internet
needed. (888)374-7294 ANF
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from
home. "Medical *Business *Criminal
Justice *Hospitality. Job placement
assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV
certified. (877) 206-5165,
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for
hands on Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)
FREE TO GOOD HOME
Poodle/Pomeranian mix dad & puppies.
FOR SALE (4) 9 week old Chihuahua
puppies & (3) 12 week'old Pekingese
FRIDAY, MARcHi 30.2012 CLASSIFIED News-Leader 5B
601 Garage Sales I
ESTATE SALE at AAAA- Storage
Facility, next to Staples at .1830 S 8th
St. In Fernandina. Fri and Sat, March
30th and 31st, from 9:00 3:00. We
will leave signup sheets at the double
sliding doors to enter the sale at 8:30
am on Fri. Book shelf, hutch, dish
sets, cook books, hankies, bells, KLM
bottles, collector's spoons, collectibles,
turkey platters, kitchen Items, costume
jewelry, baskets Including a
Longaberger, lots of misc. For-Info,
photos and map go to
SPRING CLEANING the big blue
barn. 758 Kenneth Ct. (orf of Amelia
Rd.) gas stove,. exercise equip.,
serving trays, wood cradle, vacuums,
artwork, coffee table, etc. etc.
FRI. & SAT., 8am-? Furniture, tools,
pool table, -punching bag w/stand,
clothing: boys 12-16, women 12-16,
men XL, go cart, movies, jewelry, sago
palms, new sofa. 96496 Blackrock Rd.
(2.5 miles down Blackrock on right). *
HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat. 3/31,
8am-12pm. 502 Starboard Landing,
Seaside Subd. Furniture, accessories,
bedding, Beanie Babies, much more.
SAT., 8AM-1PM Childrens
accessories, kitchen & home decor.
Lots of good stuff! 86192 Maple Leaf
P1., Yulee FL.
YARD SALE 95207 Twin Oaks Ln. off
Barnwell Rd. in Spanish Oaks. Sat.
3/31, 8-1. Household items, odds &
ends, some furniture, & more stuff
Specialty Items Available: Tiffin crystal
glassware, Lenox china giftware, art
decor, & collectibles. .321-0159,
ESTATE/MOVING! Fri. 3/30 & Sat.
3/31. Arrive EARLY (bring truck/trailer)
2057 Highland' Dr. (near Leon).
Couches, loveseat, single beds, sleeper
sofa, BR furniture, baby Items, MOREl
601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE Fri. 3/30 & Sat. 3/31,
8am. 86123 Meadowfleld Bluff Rd.,
Yulee. Fishing equipment, jewelry,
antiques, furniture, bar' stools, golf
clubs, clothing, etc., Many other Items,
too numerous to list.
YARD SALE Chester Rd. 8am-2pm,
Sat. 3/31. Ceramics, furniture, clothes,
motorcycle accessories and more.
1602 Articles for SaleI
CRAFTSMAN RIDING MOWER 42"
cut, 17.5 HP, less than 5Q hours.
INTEX ULTRA FRAME Above
Ground Pool Filter pump, skimmei;
ground cloth, debris cover, step ladder,
set-up DVD. 261-6095, make offer..
B-176Anditha Surf & R.atU.:uel Club 7ib FI"-,r 2 BDR. otanfront
OWNERFINANCING, FULLY FURNISHED ,
RENTAL HISTORY MLS#56094
1854 Turtle Dunes, 2 br 2 ba Oceanfront Omni-AIP
Lowest Priced Upper Floor
Fully Furnished on AIP MLS#56413
380 Shipwatch located ocean front Omni-AIP G
Oceanview and short walk to beach furnished. exte
.Great rental history. MLS#56517
611 Home Furnishings Find The News-Leader on the World Wide Web
DREXEL HERITAGE Dining Table Read the news,.e-mall the staff, check the
and chairs (seats 6-8). Table Is 60x40
rectangle without leaf, 60x60 square ClasIlfleds, or subscrlbe to
weathered black armch airs, 2 cherry Florida's Oldest Weekly NewspaperI
side chairs, 1 cherry bench. All chairs
rush seats and* tied on cushions.
Pictures available If Interested. Cash
only. $1,500. (904)491-1002.
DOWNSIZING Like new
sofa/loveseat combo, tropical; 4 pc.
oak double bedroom set. Queen bed.
S. Fletcher. (904)261-9796
612 Musical Instruments
HASTINGS PIANO with bench.
Excellent condition. $3,200 or trade for
small car or truck same. value.
APUBac SERIC ANOu SfENT
J WHOLESALE PRICING
SIMPLE DIY Pl Kit Aseil
*" SAVE MONEY an AN Pol Supplies
;aI ...Im o800-950-2210
i-eat Ocean front Beach house on quite Decking -
ensive decking and great ocean views. MLS#56556
Ocean Place #62
Gorgeous sixth floor ocean front
2BDR 2BTH unit. Larger, "B"style
floor plan. Panoiamic ocean views.
Completely renovated, custom
counter tops. liled floors, new win-
dows and doors, fully furnished.
Call Charles Aroneck, Brett Aroneck, Patsy Windham 904-261-9444
Surfside Properties, Inc.
338/40 TARPON AVE.,
338/40 Tarpon Ave., 5 Plex
.at Main Beach, can be sold
5494 Ervin St, Great opportunity
on the corner of Lewis and Ervin
street on historical American Beach.
This 50'x115' lot is fenced. Price
includes two homes being sold "as
is" with, the right to inspect The
hbmes are presently occupied.
Beware of dogs in the yard. Call for
appt. $190,000 MLS#55370
1925 S. 14;m St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
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91027 TEAL COURT FLORA PARKE 3 BR/2
Marsh Lakes, 3BR/3BA BA very nice home
spacious townhome n $163,000 MLS#56950
Marsh Lakes. $174,900
96209 CAPTAINS POINTE SPRING LAKE DRIVE -
RD. Premium residential lot CALLAHAN 4 bedroom; 3/5
in gated community. bath home.
$119,900 MLS#56321 $254,900 MLS#57053
LOFTON OAKS St. Paul 85490 Alene Road 2007
Blvd. 3 bedroom 2 bath. 3/BR 2 BA Spacious
$72,900 MLS# 57038.
doublewide on large lot.
$95,000 MLS #56694
633 Oceaq Ave (house)& 634
N. Fletcher (lot) combined
properties. One quarter (1/4)
interest fo'r sale/'"As Is"
FOA~R RENMT _B .--_-Commercial
FOR RENT Office Space
Let us professionally available. .
manage your 1939 1949
property for you! S. 8TH St,
....z ,. .. $450/rno +
1103 Date Street 2BR/1BA .. tax '& utilities
$600/mo ... pru
S : .:. .". per unit
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FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012 CLASSIFIED News-Leader
OF THE WEEK
a Re uirnnti4 Lease 2.500
SF w/hood & drive thru
Cafe turnkey 1,500 SF
2,000 SF from $7 psif
Office Clean w/break area
& lobby $13.64 psfincl utilities
Retail Sadler Rd
from $12 psf
2227 Sadler Rd
68 .8 h Str
802 Mobile Homes
MOBILE HOME For Sale. 1979
Skyline, 12x61,, 2BR/1BA, very good
condition. Have title & ready to move.
Visit www.OccanfrontAmella.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.
A GUIDE!TO NEW tIS
I 07 Condominiums
MARINERS WALK 3BR/2BA, Lease/
Purchase. 185K. Call Phil at Amelia
Coastal Realty 556-9140.
852 Mobile Homes
ON ISLAND Remodeled & clean 2/1
& 2/2 SW $650/mo., 3BR $700/mo. +
dep. Utils avail. Also, APTS. $225/
wk. + dep. Utils incl. 261-5034
BLACKROCK AREA 2BR/1BA, CH&A.
808 Off Island/Yule $500/mo. + $500 sec: dep. Call (904)
OPEN HOUSE Sunday, 4/1, 1-4prm in
North Hampton 4BR/3BA, 3 car garage,
In-law-sulte, golf course, joins nature
preserve, practically new! 861821
North Hampton Club Way Daune Davis,
Watson Realty Corp (904)571-4213
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE in a
campground.* Weekly, 'or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included, (904)225-
FOR SALE BY OWNER 1.5 acre lot, 3BR/2BA SW Kitchen, tile floor.
Lofton Creek area. $60,000. Call (717) Water included. Yulee. Small pet OK.
507-7866. $795/mo. (904)501-5999
I 17 Other Areas .
MOBILE HOME with acreage ready to
move in, great for pets. Lots of space
for the price. 3BR/2BA, serious offers-
only, no renters. (850)308-6473. ANF
851 Roommate Wanted
ROOMMATE WANTED -. to share
Island' home. Professional, drug free,
dependable, quiet, male or female.
$50Q + utilities. Please call (904)556-
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SEAL ETaTE 852 Mobile Homes
Femandina Rctd Really
A^M LANE- 3BR/2BA DW w/open floor plan for
AM IANl" 1 rent In Nassauville. Almost new, on 2
OUSE acres w/pond In quiet area. Lg 12x28
OUS front porch. Lease $875/mo. + $875
a m- 3pmr sec. dep. Mostly fenced yard, shed,
water softener, d/w, fridge, CH&A.
924 sq.ft. Lawn maint provided. Ref's req'd. Call
nflicent norch (904)277-3022 or (904)206-2002
Sunday, March 31s" 1PM 4PM
96385. Nassau Lakes Circle
3+ BR/2 BA
Real Estate, Inc.
* Cesian Point. Long Pondt Loop. 3BR/2BA. 1700 sq It.
house. 2 car rge,, $1200/-no+ti i.
* 1238 & 14th. 3BiIBA. Iae fenced yard., $90mo. -
* Fo Ri 2BPRI.BA. ,A to. i. e o. fonieln. u.16i.
6i.dedS1250Ako(.n & siqn & Littles ngocif(.l)
* 551 &Flsetcher2Br. Ia with e, p in o sfdutexS12w0
a mornhi litie.
* N-a Wl
* Spring So Le <. Br 3 B in Aale Pointe $1650
BEACH COTTAGE-MONTHLY RENTAL
* 2BJIBA fumihed I180S1 Fetcher Av. $1.4SOnI.,
inickdet most udtloo.wteor.cst erprq. ,oCeinc inter
n-. Av.iilbl in Aprl.
* AFFORDABLE WEEKLY MONTHLY 2BRI IBA Ot,-
i-w. 487 & Flotcher Acros the' -ret from the bch. All
* 3WJ 3BA to-olm Spion Stplp Loop $18iSOkt plu
000 & clInini e,.
* Fi .PoiBtVint. 1.2M0 K.LAIAWSS h St. pot-- Grat
for rnl onttesn or off4 Si1.200mno soal t ax.
* A- Po. 910 .ppro-o. q. 3 ofaerelpdon r
kitchen, and bathroom. S45Wm/o + utIti.ti
* 1839& SIth St. ada to Haid. Host. 1.800 osqft
$1700i/mo Ik a. StS ato con.denrd
* BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Landscapinl Co o, N.er.ry
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outide opW- for plants. ESent Ilocon v.h ho h I vit,
biny, Cnfol fon tistlo
* SR 2DOAIA 4,800 SqFt air conditlond "a-hoS.. and
ofli5. pacW comb o. at vibility St 1105 srt + ales .
Grotu Rlnt $4.729 40/ month
* 04,cokot ,o lt- f.onar I olf i mtn ,ytrn'nu,
1941 Citron Dr 4690 qf incluinl addion lot- COl for
m-niIo 261 40"
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2BR/2BA REMODELED MH
w/addition, also storage area, +
extras. Chester area, 87441 Haven Rd.
$900 + util., $500 dep. 583-0012 or
FOR RENT 2BR/2BA trailer located
on 1 acre, 95222 Dwight Dr. '(904)
POST OAK APARTMENTS
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer, TDD: 711
IAMELIA LANDINGS Furnished
2BR/2BA on 2nd floor. Remodeled.
Large deck. Includes water, trash,
phone/cable/internet. Pool & Tennis.
Close to beach. '$1200/mo. $50 app.
fee. Available 4/1/12. Long term
lease. Call Sea Horse Properties: (904)
CONDO FOR RENT 3BR/2BA, corner
ground floor. Small complex,
amenities, upgraded, central island
location near medical facilities, pool.
Available now. Ph. (904)556-6853.
COTTAGES OF STONEY CREEK -
behind Super Wal-Mart. 3BR/2.5BA,
1631 sq. ft. $1195. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006i
COLONY CONDO 2BR/2BA, 2-car
garage. New carpet, paint. Great
condition. $950/mo. (904)545-3017
AMELIA LAKES CONDOS Living In
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis &
morel Lots of upgrades Starting at
just $749/mol Call ZTammy for our
spring special at (904)415-6969 for a
LOFTON POINTE HOUSE 3BR/2BA
+ bonus room, garage. Furnished or
unfurnished. $1350/mo. Call Ana at
3BR/2BA -, sn room, patio, garage,' "
on 1 acre of land in Yulee. $1000/mo.
+ deposit. Call (904)704-4989 or
4BR/3BA near beach. Gourment
kitchen, FP, 2 walk-in closets, W/D,
alarm system, 2-car garage. $1800/
3BR/2BA 1500+ sq. ft. island home.
Fenced yard, deck, carport, fruit trees.
$1095/mo. 1 yr lease. 2040 Rayon Rd.
OPEN HOUSE Sat. 4/1, 12-3pm.
492 Starboard Landing, on Island.
4BR/3BA, 2-car garage, sec. syst., FP.
$1800/mo. Call (703)577-8384.
1851 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, O.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
F 863 Office
OFFICE FOR RENT 1557 S. 8th St.
850 sq. ft. $500/mo. + taxes. Please
call for appt. (904)556-6585 or (904)
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Space
- Offices, suites, studio space.
Includes janitor, utilities, secure WiFi
network, parking. Starting @ $150/mo.
Current tenancy Includes non-profit,
social services, education & training.
1303 Jasmine St. (904)583-0058
VARIOUS OFFICES 600-1500ssf.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
901 Automobiles |
2003 BUICK LESABRE LTD. Mint
condition. 83,000 miles. New tires &
brakes. Loaded. Rarely off Island,
$6400. Call (440)423-0217.
Starting at $475/nw.
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5209 Sea Chase 2566 sf. 4BR/4BA furnished 96157 Stoney Glen 1544 sf. 3BR/2BA open
town home located in exclusive andf gated Summer floor plan in Heron.,Wood floors throughout the
Beach overlooking Atlantic ocean. I Tardwood floors main living areas. Ear-in Kitchen with breakfast bar
throughout.. Gourmet kitchen, overlooking the and large pantry. Full size Dining Room. Master
Family Room. Master Suite with separate shower suite with His and Hers closets plus Garden Tub in
and garden tub located downstairs. Pets ok. On bathroom. Fully fenced backyard over looking the
Island. ,2. 2-a, im.. pond. Irrigation and security systems. Washer and
dryer. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,250/mo
4740 Yachtsman- 2046 sf. 4BR/2.5BA home in
gated Summet Beach Golf Side South. Enjoy open 97102 Coopers Way 1,808 sf. 3BR/2BA Ranch
living filled with natural light! Well designed kitchen style home in quiet neighborhood. large Kitchen
with breakfast area. Large screen porch and with Breakfast Bar overlooking the Living Room.
landscaped vard. Summer Beach membership Master Suite with separate shower, garden tub and
included! Pets ok. On Island. $1,750/i(o 4 double vanity. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,000/mo
75070 Ravenwood- 3295 sf. 3BR/2.5BA large 2651 Delorean 1380 sf. 3BR/2BA home with
open floor plan home in quiet Timber Creek kitchen overlooking fireplace in the family room.
Plantation. Combined Formal Dining Room and Generous master suite. "l\vo car garage. Very close
L.,iving Room, Office, Family Room plus large Bonus to Fernandina schools. Pets ok. On Island.
room. Master suile with selling area, walk-in close, $I,175/mo
double vanities and separate tub and shower. Fenced
backyard overlooking the pond. Irrigation. & 2064 Marlin Court 1092, sf. 3B'R/2BA Island
Security systems. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,550/mo home with tile and wood flooring throughout.
Shaded fenced backyard with separate storage
75070 Fern Creek-- Private lot with fully fenced space or workshop.' Pets ok. On Island. $1,150/mo
backyard ..il...,l ii.:. pond. Large master suite
down with 4th bedroom and full bath up. Tile 2235 Cashen Wood 11,444 sf. 3BR/2BA home
throughout most of main living area. Upgraded located in a quite neighborhood on the island .
kitchen with stainless appliances. Security and .Open floor plan. Large yard with lots of shade.
irrigation. Pets ok. Off Island. 1,5100/mo Pets ok. On Island. $1,151)/iimo
2550 Via Del Re- 1,89)2 sf. 3BR/2.5BA home on 96010 Stoney 1373 sf, 3BR/2BA upstairs-
*the Municipal Golf Course. Tile and wooden floors "townhouse in gated Stoney Creek. Large open
throughout the entire home. Nicely appointed floor plan with huge Kitchen and center island plus
Kitchluen with Breakfast area. Living Room with Breakfast Area. Master Suite has a big walk-in
wood burning fireplace 'and separate fio'rmal closet and separate shower/garden tub. Screened
Dinning Room. Generously sized bedrooms with porch overlooks wooded area and pond. One car
full Bathroom in Master Suite. Large tiled Florida garage. Pets ok. Off Island. Sl,100/imo
Room overlooking the Golf Course. Pets ok. On
lsland,'$1,495/mo 96138 Stoney 1,505 sf. 3BR/2.5BA townhouse
in the gated community of Stoney Creek.
2126 Calais 2,000 sf. 4BR/2BA Florida style Upgraded Kitchen overlooks large Family Room.
home with carpet and tile throughout. Generous Covered Patio faces natural preserve area. All
sized living spaces and Master Suite with separate Bedrooms upstairs with half Bath downstairs.
shower. Large yard with fenced backyard. Pets ok. Masier Suite with separate shower and double
On Island. $1,350/mo vanities. Pets ok. Off Island. S 1,095/mo
75079 Ravenwood 1725 sf. 3BR/213A open floor 978 Chad -- 1400 sf. 3BR/2BA Island Townhonme
plan lorida style home in Timnbercreek. Bright, located in irhe heart of Amelia Island on a quite
large rooms and kitchen overlooking living area withI cul-de-sac. Close to the Fernandina Beach Middle
p)cnry of cabinet space. Pets ok. Off Island. and High Schools. Low maintenance landscaping.
$1,25o/mo Loig, drie'cway with singlc car. arage. Pets ok. Oin
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