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FRIDAY. MAYll 2012/18 PAGES 2 SECTIONS fbnewsleadercom


Loop road might spur



Yulee development


NASSAU COUNTY MAP
A proposed loop road would link existing commercial developments and accommodate future growth. It would stretch east as far as the-
James S. Page Governmental Complex and be bounded on the west by Christian Way and Gene I.asserre Boulevarid. It would run parallel
to A1A on both sides, connecting AIA, Chester Road, Amelia Concourse. The road now courses through the Shoppes of Amelia, where,
Target and Home Depot are located, would continue through Villages of Amelia, where Publix and Kohl's are, and create new commercial
opportunities on both sides of A1A.

New roads intended to relieve AIA congestion


GARRETT PELICAN
News-Leader


How can the Nassau Cotinty
Commission reduce urban sprawl,
relieve traffic on AIA, disburse dor-
mant impact fees,and promote eco-'
nomic development in one'move?
Two words loop road.
A pet project of Commission Chair
Stacy Johnson, whose' District 3
encompasses Yulee and the East
Nassau Plannrii, Ar-a, the loop road
aims to link existing businesses and
developments while also providing a
blueprint for future growth.
While the p,.ject's fruition may
be years away, phase one -'there are
three is ready to get under way.
Johnson said the road provides "a,
completely alternate access offAlAto


It's a no-brainer. It's a great project
and it shows a vision.'
STACY JOHNSON. CHAIR


NASSAU COUNTYCOMMI

relieve the traffic. It's been talked
about for years that we need parallel
roads. This is an opportunity now to
secure the property and pay for it. It
,provides a safety network for resi-
dents as well."
"You'll be able to go around that
area and access all those different
businesses and government areas
without going on State Road 200,"
said Interim Growth Management


County, JEA talk


GARRETT PELICAN
News-Leader
Stakeholders in the Crawford
Diamond industrial park agreed at a
May 2 roundtable discussion the site
would'benefit from water and sewer
service, J.u I hr.v have yet to agree on
how best to provide those services. Or
who should foot the bill for them.
Representatives from Nassau
County and JEA aimed to address how
the two t ii,s 'c.uld collaborate to
meet the county's water and sewer
needs, but the candid discussion that
ensued was a departure from months
of the county's subtle maneuvering
and public criticism of the utility.
Suggestions on how to meet those
needs included:
Rayonier building a water and
wastewater plant and going into the
water business
The towns of Callahan or


.Supplying water and
the Crawford Diamo
county's ability t
STEVE RIEC. EXECUI
NASSAU COUNTY ECONOMIC


Hilliard, because of their proximities
to the site and the remaining capacities
on their respective consumptive use
permits, expanding their current lines
and entering into a wholesale agree-
ment with JEA
Nassau County,, Callahan or
Hilliard paying for an initial water plant
with JEA covering costs related to
upsizing the lines or expanding serv-,
ice
Supplying water and sewer service
to the Crawford Diamond is vital to the
county's ability to create Jobs, partic-


ularlythos
tor, during
Steve Riec
Nassau
Develop
Rieck,
told stake
tified six j
Island's so
the East N
Area in Y
corridor,
along 1-10
- thatwou


Director Peter King.
Part of the road nowy exists in the
Shoppe- of Amelia Conicourse, where
TaIget and Home Depot are located,
and 1 illage-t of Amelia, which hosts
Publix, Kohl's, TJ Maxx and soon,
Ross Dress For'Less.
SPublic Works Director Scott
H-.rrlng, said the county is ready to hit
I hi- n rkunid running on the first phase
of new' construction as soon as it


acquires a final right-of-way from
David Berkman of DB Florida, LLC.
"We have the set of design plans
ready," he said. "We have the specifi-
cation book ready and we're waiting
on a final piece of right of way to be
acquired before we put it to bid."
Phas.- onei- has drawn supportfrbm
Tax Collector John Drew, the cham-
ber of commerce and local business-
es, said Johnson. She said the critical'
piece of that segment is Commerce
Boulevard, a proposed road linking
the James S. Page Governmental
Complex, Villages of Amelia shop-
ping center and Chester Road.
"We're going to doa warrant study
to see if the road qualifies for impact
fees," Herrinig said of Commerce
LOOPContinuedon 3A


candidly
ty's growth, but discussion centered
on the latter.
Sewer service to : e lo a 'a .valchi( d Nassau County
nd is vital to the grow fo a long time and, frankly, it's
been in a piecemeal way," Rayonier
) create jobS. spokesperson Mike Bell said. "The
TIVE DIRECTOR county has a great bond rating the
best I've'ever seen. And it really is in
DEVELOPMENT BOARD a fine condition to grow smarter in
the future, but water is a limiting fac-
se in the manufacturing sec- tor."
g the next five years, said Jim Dickenson, chief executive offi-
tk, executive director of the cer forJEA, said extending service to
County Economic the Crawford Diamond could prove
nent Board. costly and difficult given the site's iso-
who organized the meeting, lation from the utility's existing lines.
holders his board had iden- "In looking at something like the
job creation areas Amelia Crawford Diamond area, something
Duth end, Fernandina Beach, has to be built in that area," said
qassau Community Planning Dickenson. "And the challenge of it is,
hulee, the Callahan-Hilliard 'Who pays for it?' of course. ... We're
a 400Nacre chunk of land not basically an investment company.
and the Crawford Diamond
ild be the focus of the coun- JEA Continued on 6A


City opts


tokeep


cost, add


recycling

ANGELA DAUG Hr R')
News-Leader
City commissioners agreed' at a
workshop Tuesday to t;eep city wat: tk
services as they are,; wihr erhanced
recycling for city residents and renew-
al of Advanced Disposal's.contract to
June 2018. Rates will stay the same
until a 3. percent increase next sum-
mer:
Advanced Disposal's contract,
which provides the city with com-
rmercial and residential garbage pick-
up and recycling, services, was to end
July 2013.
Commissioners at the workshop
used results of a ,iirvey sent h, ie~l-
dents, asking them to choose several
proposed options for; garbage/recy-
cling services. The survey was includ-
ed in utility bills, with 472 out of 5,167
customers responding.
Residents were asked to choose
from three options Optiin A main-
tained services as they are, with
enhanced recycling; Option B reduced
garbage pickup to once a week for
most (except those living on Fletcher
or Ocean avenues) at a reduced rate;
and Option C allowed the v as_.I con-
tract to expire in July 2013, when the
city would send out requests for new
garbage/recycling services.
Both Optioirs Aand B added a 65-
gallon cart for an enhanced recycling
program, which also includes a longer
.list of items to be recycled. A 2012
inflation rate of up to 3 percent was
waived in both option A ard B.
Commercial garbage services are not
involved -
.According to Interim City Manager
Dave Lott, the issue of enhanced recy-
cling came up because 'Advanced
Disposal began offering curbside recy-
cling to\ subscription customers in
Nassau County; and city residents
were interested in expanding their
own recycling program.
After meeting with city officials,
Advanced Disposal offered the city
some options that would. add more
recycling for its residents.
TRASH Continued on 3A



Candidate,

explains

arrest
MICHAEL PARNELL
News-Leader
Fernandina Beach Comniishioners
will interview five'candidates Saturday
for the job of city manager. The first of
those has already explained his arrest
in 2001 after an altercation with a
Georgia police officer.
The public is invited to a meet and
greet for the five finalists 'today at 6
p.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club, 2800 Bill Melton Road.
The commission will interview the
candidates one on one Saturday morn-
ing then together as a board at City
Hall, 204 Ash St. The board interviews
of each candidate are open to the pub-
lic.
Paul White, former assistant city
manager of Riviera Beach, is set for
11:50 a.m.
Gene Knaga, former senior ana-
lyst for the Nassau County Clerk of
CITY Continued on 3A


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FRIDAY. MAY 11.2012 NEWS News-Leader


5 cited for FBHS vandalism


YHS athletes face felonies for damage to baseball field


GARRETT PELICAN
News-Leader


Warrants have been issued
for five Yulee High School ath-
letes, two of them former
Fernandina Beach High School
baseball players, for vandaliz-
ing the FBHS baseball field last
week.
The five YHS seniors, all 18,
are each going to be charged
with two felonies, grand theft
and criminal mischief over
$1,000.
"A rivalry between Fernan-
dina High School and Yulee
High School is the underlying
cause to the vandalism that
occurred," Fernandina Beach
Police Chief James Hurley said
Thursday.
To be arrested are Jake
Litecky, Justin Love, Timothy


Roszell, Jonathan Shepherd and
William Woods. Roszell and
Woods were YHS baseball play-
ers; Roszell pitched for FBHS in
the state playoffs during his
freshman year. Litecky and
Love were football players,
Shepherd a wrestler.
The field was vandalized on
Wednesday night, May 2, the
night before FBHS was sched-
uled to host Bolles in a state
playoff game. Damage was esti-
mated at $2,500.
'There were a lot of different
things that were damaged," said
Sharyl Wood, executive director
of administrative services 'for
Nassau County Schools." The
vandals removed bases off the.
field, dug up the pitcher's
mound, cut nets, cut open fer-
tilizer bags and other items that,
were strewn about, she said.


"They had a state playoff
game Thursday night. Basically
the Fernandina Beach commu-
nity ... all got out there on
Thursday and did everything
that they could to get the field
back in shape and.they were
able to play as scheduled,"
Wood said. (The Pirates won
the game.)
Volunteers contributing to
the effort included Billy
Burbank, Hunter Burbank and
employees of Burbank Sports
Nets, Josh Baker of Baker
Sporting Goods, school main-
tenance workers Allen Duncum
and Larry Vanzant, school trans-
portation worker Tony Brown,
FBHS custodian Tony West
members of the Fernandina
Beach Police Department and
others.
"All those people worked


like dogs all day to get the field
back in working order, and the
school is extremely grateful for
this overwhelming support,"
Wood said.
"It really taught the students
and the baseball team a lesson
in overcoming adversity"
through community, she said.
Fernandina Beach Police,
including school resource offi-
cer Al Smith, investigated the
incident and worked in cooper-
ation with the school resource
officer-at Yulee High school,
Alan Manchester, to identify the
culprits.
'"The kids that were involved
expressed remorse, and they
realized after the fact that'they
did something that could have
serious consequences. Unfortu-
nately, they didn't realize that
in advance," Wood said.


OBITUARIES


Brother David Wayne Mason
Brother David Wayne Mason, 51, a
native .of the Sandhill/Evergreen
Community, passed away suddenly on May
3, 2012.
He 'was born September 6, 1960 in
Fernandina Beach,. Florida
to the late Isaac Mason and
Mrs. Gracie Alderman
Mason of Sandhill, Florida.
He received his early edu-
cation at the local schools
of Nassau County, gradu-
ating from Fernandina
Beach High School, Class of 1978.
Brother' Mason was.baptized at St.
James Baptist Church, Sandhill, Florida at
an early age and enlisted in the United
States Army serving from .1980-1986. At
the time of his death, he was employed by
Komyo America, a Honda Distribution..
He was a caring and dedicated brother;
with a gentle soul, a humble spirit and a
warm 'smile that warmed the hearts of
everyone he met. He was an avid sports
fan, who enjoyed spending time with his
family and friends. All of whom will miss
him tremendously. Brother Mason was
preceded in death by his parents and grand-'
parents
He leaves to cherish his memory,


daughter, Crystal Mason; seven brothers,
Freddie (Ida) Mason, John (Louise)
Mason, George (Sydel) Mason, Otis
(Marie) Mason, Ozell (Mary) Mason,
Larry Mason, and Darryl (Dana) Mason;
three sisters, Yvonne (Ben) Hall, Gloria
Mason and Linda Nobles; aunt, Mary
Lawrence; godsister, Michelle Brown;
devoted companion, Ruth Bigham; her
daughter, TerressaJohns; graiidchildrLin,
Mario Grey and Tiarra'a Johns, nieces,
nephews, a host of cousins,'and other rel-
atives and sorrowful friends.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday,
May 12,2012 at 11:00 AM at River of Praise
Worship Center, 83410 St Mark Dr N (off
Hwy A1A), Yulee, FL. Visitation will be
held today, Friday, May 11, 2012 at,St.
James Baptist Chui-ch, CR 108 Sandhill,
FL from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM and on Saturday
from 9:30 AM to the hour of service at
River of Praise Worship Center. Interment
will be in Brickyard Cemetery.
Huff Funeral Home. Jacksonville

Jeanne Farmer Maxwell
Jeanne Farmer Maxwell,, 82, of.
Richmond, Va., and formerly of Fernandina
Beach, FL, died Friday, May 4, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her hus-
band, Vernon Guy Maxwell, Sr.; and her sis-.


ters, Evelyn Fields of Cincinnati, Ohio'and
Belle Farrar Parsons of Franklin, Va.
S..: She is survived by her son, Vernon Guy
Maxwell, Jr. and his wife, Louise Passey
Maxwell who live in Montclair, NJ with.
*her two granddaughters, Eleanore
Livingston Ashe IMlaxw.-ll and Evelyn"
Angus Farrar Maxwell.
,She received her B.S. in Education from
Longwood College, her.. Master* of
Education from Virginia Commonwealth
University, and was a itachi.t of children
withlearning disabilities in lihe Richmond
Public Schools for 38 years. Services and
burial Will be private. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Westminster
Canterbury Foundation, 1600 Westbrook
Ave., Richmond, VA 23227 orThe American
Cancer Society, PO, Box 22718, Oklahoma
City,.OK 73123.

DEATH NOTICE,

Leah Danielle Ryals, age 26, of
Trenton, formerly of Fernandina Beach,
died on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in a single
car accident. Visitation will be held on
Saturday, May 12 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Shiloh
Baptist Church in Chipley. Funeral servic-
es will follow at 2:30 p.m.
Obert Funeral Home. Chipley


Save a -know signs o stroke


' About 795,000 Americans
will have a new or recurrent
stroke this year, and more
than 137,000 of them will die.
Stroke is the No. 4 cause of
death among Americans.
Stroke is the leading cause of
serious, long-term disability.
But, do you really know what
a stroke is?
Almost half of Americans
can't even name one stroke
warning sign.



W e never lost as
much but once,
And that was
in the sod.
When Shirley T.
McCormack stood,
Before the
door of God.

A angels Twice
Descending
reimbursed
Our store,
Wife, Mother, Granny,
We are poor
Once more.


NEWS
LEADER


"It is .
important
to know
and under- .
stand a :" .
stroke so
' you know ..
how you
can prevent stroke or react in
an emergency," says Dr. Ravi
Yarlagadda, neurologist, St.
Vincent's Spine & Brain
Institute.
Stroke is a type of cardio-
vascular disease that affects
the arteries leading to and
within the brain. A stroke
occurs when a blood vessel
that carries oxygen to the
brain is either blocked by a
clot or-bursts. When that hap-
pens, part of the brain can't
get the blood (and oxygen) it
needs. Brain tissue then starts
to die.
When part of the brain
dies from lack of blood flow,
the part of the body it controls
is affected. Strokes can cause
paralysis, affect language and
vision, and cause other prob-
lems.
There are two types of
strokes. Clots that block an
artery cause ischemic
strokes. This is most common


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NEWS DEADLINES
Commrunity News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12p.m.
Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and'Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.

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Classified Ads: Monday; 5:00 p.m.*
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Legal Notices: Friday, noon
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type of stroke, accounting for
about 87 percent. The other
kind of stroke is caused by
ruptured blood vessels. This
is called a hemorrhagic or
bleeding stroke. With this
kind of stroke, blood spills
into the brain tissue.
The good news is that
stroke is largely preventable.
The first step in prevention is
to understand your risk fac-
tors and modify your personal
choices and lifestyle to be
more heart healthy. Arisk fac-
tor is a behavior or character-
istic that increases your
chance of stroke.
"Because there are risk
factors you can't control such
as increasing age, gender,
heredity and race or the histo-
ry of a prior stroke, it is even
more important to focus on
the ones you can," says
Yarlagadda. "Controllable risk
factors include high blood
pressure, cigarette smoking,
excessive drinking, illegal
drug use, high cholesterol,
lack of physical activity, obesi-
_ty and diabetes."
When it comes to a stroke,
every second counts. The
signs or symptoms of a stroke
appear suddenly. Knowing
these warning signs may help
save a life:
.* Sudden numbness or
weakness of the face, arm or
leg, especially on one side of
the body !
Sudden confusion, trou-
ble speaking or understanding
Sudden trouble seeing in
one or both eyes


Sudden, severe
-headache with no known
cause
Not every person having a
stroke will have all the signs
or symptoms. If you recognize
the warning signs of a stroke,
act quickly. Stroke is a med-
ical emergency. Every second
counts! Respond by calling 9-
1-1 immediately if you or
someone close to you is hav-
ing warning signs of stroke.
Then check the time. When
did the first symptom start?
You'll be asked this important
question later.
In the past, doctors
couldn't do much to help
stroke victims. That's not true
today. Now, having a stroke
doesn't have to lead to disabili-
ty or death. The key is to rec-
ognize a stroke and get to the
hospital immediately. The clot-
dissolving drug tPA (tissue '
plasminogen activator) can
reduce long-term disability if
it's given within 4.5 hours
after an ischemic stroke
starts.
Unfortunately, tPA isn't
used as often as it could be
because many people don't
seek care quickly. Don't make
that mistake. If you or some-
one near you has the warning
signs of a stroke, call 9-1-1
immediately.
Take control of your heart
health in order to lead a
stronger, longer and healthier
life. For more information on
stroke visit the American
Heart Association at
PowerToEndStroke.org.


50
YEARS


25
YEARS


10
YEARS


For the ninth year in a row, the Fernandina
Beach High School Band was set to compete in
the State Band Contest in Daytona Beach.
May 10, 1962
The county commission voted 3-2 to select
Andrew J. Ward, part-owner of a bar in
Boulougne, as director of emergency services,
angering members of the Emergency Services
Employees Association.
May 14, 1987
Flora Parke homeowners met with county staff
to Voice opposition to a road that would connect'
the planned Walmart Supercenter parking lot to
Flora Parke Boulevard, the main street leading
into their development.
May 10, 2002


DON'T LITTER

SPAY~ NEUTER
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Barnett Bankof
Nassau County
If you worked for Barnett
Bank in Nassau County
(Centre Street, Eighth Street
and Callahan) and would like
to join past employees at the
first annual Barnett Party in
the fall, email your interest to
any of the following: Carolyn
Music, cmusic35@gmail.
corn; Roswitha Abels Graves,
rtillkers@bellsouth.net; Rich
Billings, rrbmsb@comcast.
net; and Lorna Meehan,
ljmeehan@bellsouth.net.
They have compiled a list of
employees from memory, but
it may not be complete, so
please send names of people
to be added to the master list.
PeckHead Start-
Peck Head Start is now
accepting applications and "
enrolling for'the 2012-13
school year. For information
contact Krishna Lopez at 491-
3631. The federally funded
program provides free pre-
school services to eligible
children ages three to five
and their families including
educational experiences that
encourage school readi-.
ness/preparedness, nutri-'
fional meals, dental and med-
ical care; ,safe er i iroil ntill s.
parent training/workshops,
family partnering, parent
involvement and services to
children with special needs.

Mother's Day J
treats
Nassau Humane Society's
-Second Chance store will cel-
ebrate Mother's Day with
chocolates.and cookies for its
guests on May 12,-and 50 sin-
gle roses for moms (human
and animal). Second Chance
is at 312 S. Eighth St., open
i0 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-,
Saturday, with gently" used
merchandise at bargain '
,prices. On May 19 from 8
a.&. to noon, the Palmetto
Walk shopping center will
have its second annual
garage sale and NHS will
. receive 10 percent of sales.
To'reserve space call Sharon
at 321-0588.
Mother's Day yoga
Y Yoga will offer a free
Mother's Day beach yoga
class on May 13 at 5 p.m. at
the Scott Road beach access.
For information call 415-
9642.
Pink Ribbon
The Pink Ribbon Ladies, a
support group in Nassau
County for survivors of
breast and other female can-
cers, will meet May 14 at 6
p.m. in the conference room
at Baptist Medical Center
Nassau. Licensed massage
therapists Lila Mayo and
Molly Gaines will present
'The Prevention and *
Treatment of Lymphedema"
(uncommon swelling of
arms; legs and other areas)
following surgery in cancer
survivors. This topic relates
to the after-effects (swelling)
of surgery, particularly seen
in breast cancer survivors,
but also can be helpful in
dealingwith the after-effects
of other surgeries. For infor-
mation contact Joyce Karsko
at 261-2976.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen
Court will meet May 15 and
22 at the Nassau County
Judicial Annex, 76347
Veterans Way in Yulee.
SeSsions begin at 6 p.m.
Students ages 11-18 are
.invited to participate: Those
wishing to be on the volun-
teer jury or act as attorneys,
court clerks and bailiffs can
sign up through their school
guidance offices or by attend-
ing court and signing up
then. To participate as an
attorney, see Coordinator
Charles Griffin, whq assigns
the positions. Volunteers
need to arrive between 5:30
and 6 p.m.' For information
call Griffin at 548-4600.

Alzheimer's
support
The Alzheimer's Associa-
tion Caregiver Support
Group for Nassau County
meets the third Thursday of
each month from 1-2 p.m. at
the Council on Aging, 1376
South 18th St. in Fernandina.


The next meeting is May 17.
It is open to the public and
everyone interested is invited,
to attend. For information
call 261-0701 or 321-0898.
Bingo anniversary
American Legion P6st 54
will celebrate its second
anniversary of providing
bingo to the public each
Thursday on May 17 with
lots of door prizes and an
extra jackpot game.


The public is invited to
play bingo every Thursday
night at the Legion, 626 S.
Third St., Fernandina Beach,
in the large smoke-free meet-
ing hall. Doors open at 5:45
p.m. and Early Bird Games
start at 6:10 p.m., with regu-
lar play beginning promptly
at 6:30 p.m.
The bingo session is nine
games for $20, with multiple
, jackpots being paid out.
Refreshments are available.
For questions e-mail
post54bingo@yahoo.com.
Proceeds go back into pro-
grams sponsored by the
American Legion.
Computer classes
A continuing computer
workshop will be held each
Thursday in May at 1 p.m. at
the Council on Aging, 1367
Sout 18th St., Fernandina'
Beach, for people interested
in learning the basics of com-
puter use..Instructor is Jan
Cote-Merow who has been,
teaching private and group
lessons on Amelia Island for:
the past 10 years. Fee per
class is a $10 donation to the
Council on Aging, a 501(c) 3
not-for-profit charity. Class
size is limited. For informa-
tion call Cote-Merow at 583-
2870..
Help needed
The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival needs volunteers to
help at the festival May. 18-20
at the Atlantic Recreation
Center'and locations around
the island. Volunteers are
needed on Friday to help
with set-up and on Saturday
to help with outdoor set-up
and take-down.of the Eco-
Expo exhibits, to help guide
guests, answer questions and
bring water to exhibitors.
If you can' help or need
more information, call Nancy
Dickson (430-0018) or email
her at nancyjackathens@hot-
mail.com. For information
about the festival go to.'
www.wildamelia.com.or visit
the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival Facebook page. See
stories pages 1B and 3B.
Airplane rides
Free airplane rides for
ages 8-17 will be offered May
19 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the
Fernandian Beach airport,
sponsored by C hapi,4r 94..
Experimental Aircraft' .
Association. Participants
must be accompanied by a
parent or guardian. Call
Bruce Jones at 225-0231 or
Gary Grimsley at 277-2836
for information.
Steak night
The American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54, will host
their monthly "steak night" at
the American Legion Post,
626 S. Third St., from 5-7
p.m. May 19. The public is
welcome. Dinner includes a
steak cooked to order, baked'
potato, corn on the cob, salad
and a roll for an $11 dona-
tion. To-go dinners are avail-
able. All proceeds go to pro-
grams sponsored by the
American Legion Riders,
Chapter 54.
Healing workshop
Healing Touch Program
will provide accredited con-
tinuing education for nurses
and massage therapists at
two Level 1 training work-
shops May 19 and 20 and
June 23 and 24 on Amelia
Island. Students learn non-
invasive techniques utilizing
the hands to clear, energize
and balance the human and
environmental energy fields.
Tuition for the May class
is $365, including textbook;
16 Continuing Education
Contact Hours are awarded
at.completion. Visit www.heal
ingtouchprogram.com for
details. For class information
and registration contact
instructor Tina Devoe at 310-
6610 or tdevoe@comcast.net.
Gun courses
A "Certified Basic Pistol
& Advanced Defensive
Tactics and How Not to Go
STo Jail Course" will be held
May 19 from 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
in Nassau County. CWP train-
ing certificate included. Call
Gary Belson at 491-8358 for
informaiton.
A one-hour Certified
Concealed Weapon License


(Permit) Course that satisfies
the Florida statute for appli-
cation to carry a concealed
weapon is $35 by appoint-
ment. Call Belson for details.
Garage sale
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach will hold a
garage sale on May 26 from
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the
clubhouse at 201 Jean Lafitte
Ave., behind the Atlantic
Recreation Center. There will
be furniture, collectables,
household items and books.


WEEKLY UPDATE


LOOKINGBACK








FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012 NEWS News-Leader


CITY
Continued from 1A
Courts, is scheduled for
12:30 p.m.
Michael Stampfler, for-
mer city manager of Portage,
Mich., Talladega, Ala., and
Casselberry, Fla., among
other jobs, is set for 12:50
p.m.
Former city mayor
and commissioner Joe
Gerrity will be interviewed
at 1:20.
Dave Lott, the interim
city manager, is scheduled
for 1:50.
At the conclusion of
the interviews, the board
will decide how to proceed
to pick a successor to
Michael Czymbor, who
resigned under protest in
January.
White pleaded no contest
in 2001 to a disorderly con-
duct charge stemming from
a traffic stop. He paid a $230
fine for that and charges of
simple assault and willful
obstructioniof a law enforce-
ment officer were not prose-
cuted.
In a memo to Fernandina
commissioners explaining
this, White said, "I was
stopped in the speed trap of
East Point, Ga. The officer
was extremely aggressive
and rude. I made the mis-'
take of writing 'officer very
rude' on the ticket. The
officer then demanded
that I get out of the car while
he was standing directly in
front of the door. After his
third command when I
attempted to get out of
the door, he indicated I
tried to hit him: The officer
went on to write about 20
tickets. Every time I opened
my mouth he wrote a tick-
et."
White mret with the police
chief and, after an internal
police review of the incident,,
all charges were dismissed
except for the disorderly con-
duct charge.
White, lost his job in
Riviera Beach last year
when. the city commission
approved a budget eliminat-
ing both assistant tity man-
agers in favor of a deputy city
manager.
He then was the sole final-
ist for the job of city manag-
er in Brunswick, Ga., but the
November election resulted
in two new commissioners
who had reservations about
the;process. ,,..
Brunwick Mayor Pro-tern
James Brooks traveled to
Riviera Beach to meet
with city officials and employ-
ees and White was subse-
quently not hired, though no
reasons were given for that
decision.
There was a question in
Brunswick about whether
the city could afford White's
salary requirement, which is
$115,000 for the Fernandina
job.
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TRASH Continued from 1A
The survey showed 94 per-
cent of respondents were sat-
isfied or very satisfied with
garbage services, and 73 per-
cent are satisfied or very satis-
fied with the city recycling pro-
gram.
The survey also showed 60
percent of respondents pre-
ferred a 25 percent price reduc-
tion in garbage pickup services
along with a decrease to once-
a-week garbage pickup. That
option would have reduced res-
idential garbage/recycling bills
by $3.20 per month, but would
have resulted in a $15-16,000
annual revenue reduction for
the city. The rate reduction
would only have been for the
garbage pickup portion of the
bill, which is $12.98 monthly.
Resident Judith Lane said at
the meeting that she was glad
to see the issue of garbage pick-
up/recycling being addressed,
and that Fernandina Beach was
one of the only communities
she knew of that did not have
mandatory recycling. .
"If we don't do something
about (recycling) now, we will
fall behind," Lane said.
"I would like to suggest we
extend the contract and keep
the pricing the same over the
next five years," Commissioner
Tim Poynter said. "I personally
would like to see two times a
week (garbage) pickup, but,
have no problem with once a
week, either."*
"I'm in favor of expanded
recycling," Vice Mayor Jeffrey
Bunch said. "I'm fine with
(garbage pickup) once a week."
Mayor Arlene Ililkoff said
she had heard that once-a-week
pickup can be a problem for
residents whose homeowner
associations don't, allow trash
cans outside, which 'can
become a problem inside
homes when the heat rises.
"I understand people might
need it twice a week," Bunch
said. "Recycling more would
help with things."
Resident Bryce Miller said
one option he had not seen
offered was having residents
pay by the amount of trash they
generate, instead of having a
set fee every month.
Lott said that possibility was


New recyclables
The new expanded recycling program will accept these
items for pickup:
Glass bottles, plastic boniles (#1-#7i, corrugated card-
board, cereal boxes fiber boxes newspaper inserts, phone
books, catalogs, shredded paper, office paper junk mail
paper bags. and meial'aluminum cans

Residential pickup
Residential services include rwice-a-week garbage pick-
up, a 95-gallon garbage canr once-a-week recycle pickup, a
65-gallon recycling car and once-a-week curbside yard
waste collection

Rates


Residential garbage .
Curbside recycling
Curbside yard waste


discussed with Advanced
Disposal, but "the administra-
tive side of that was such that
they weren't interested in pur-
suing it."
Resident Suanne Thamm
said she had seen the "pay as
you throw" program in a city
up north, but that it resulted in
people refusing to pay any rates
at all and "dumping garbage
anywhere.".
"It was an idea I thought was
great," Thamm said, "but this
system relies on honorable peo-
ple." She suggested the city
once again look at doing waste
management in-house.
Fleet Maintenance Director
Jeremiah Glisson said when the
city did its own garbage pickup,
the operation made money but
it "got out of control," which
was evidenced by an accident in
2002. A city garbage truck that
went airborne on South Eighth
Street crushed a car, render-
ing Regina Lloyd, then 21 and
the mother of a toddler, a quad-
riplegic. The resulting lawsuit
ended in a $2.2 million settle-
ment with Lloyd, who died last
year at age 29. A second driver
injured in the crash eventually
settled for $400,000 from the
city and $500,000 in compen-
sation.
"It can be a money maker,
but we'd have a huge capital'
outlay," Glisson said.
Bunch noted that when the
city did garbage pickup "it was
a lot cleaner,"oespecially regard-


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ing yard waste left behind, and
that there was a quicker
response to inquiries about
picking up yard waste immedi-
ately.
Poynter said he had spoken
to many residents, and most of
them thought the savings from
once-a-week pickups would be
more substantial than $3.20 a
month. "I'd rather have the
option of twice a week," he said.
"Even if I don't use it.all time, I
have the option."
Bunch said .he thought
twice-a-week garbage pickup
was a good idea, at least until
residents become educated on
the importance of recycling.
Commissioners overall
agreed to keep garbage pick-
up at twice a week, with a spe-
cial emphasis on the impor-
tance of recycling.. Filkoff also
suggested reevaluating waste
services and upgraded recy-
cling sometime in the near
future.
adaughtry@fbnewsleader.com


LOOP Continued from 1A
Boulevard. Hallman said the
Sleiman Brothers, developers
of Villages of Amelia, have ver-
bally agreed to finance that
study, estimated to cost
between $15,000 and $20,000.
If the roadwork qualifies
for their use, Johnson'said she
has $1.5 million worth of
impact fees remaining in her
district's coffers.
"This, without any ques-
tion, would be the most effec-
tive expenditure of impact fees
ever made," said Hallman.
Hallman said that while
preparations for phase one
have taken place, there would
not be any money spent or
work started until the project
received approval from
Nassau County
Commissioners.
Preliminary discussions
concerning phase two, which
Johnson said is more concep-
tual, have already occurred
between the commissioner,
Rayonier representatives and
himself, Hallinan said.
That phase entails a road
connecting Christian Way and
License Road and running
parallel to A1A through
Rayonier-owned land all the
. way to Amelia Concourse.
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Johnson said, as there is not
enough money in the budget,
some of the land that needs to
be acquired includes wetlands
and the segment is not an
immediate need.
Johnson, who noted that
the roads might change in
between the planning stage
and actual construction of
them, said the end result
would be a network of parallel
roads decongesting ALA and
setting the stage for planned
development.
"In 10 years I would expect
to probably see some more
housing, maybe some apart-
ments, maybe some addition-
al commercial services, and
also mainly coming out of the
Publix shopping center devel-
opment, when .the third
anchor is finally identified, that
site will be built further east,"
said King.
"It's a no-brainer;" Johnson
said. "It's a great project and it
shows a vision."
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Still time to apply for

property tax exemptions
Nassau County Property the deployed military exemp-
Appraiser Tammy C. Stiles has tion is based on the amount of
reminded county residents that days deployed.
they may qualify for exemp- Homestead. If you resided
tions on their property. A few of on your property and claimed
those are: your home as your permanent
Seniors. There is an addi- residence prior to Jan. 1, 2012,
tional $50,000 homestead you may qualify for the home-
exemption for persons 65 and stead exemption, which can be
older. The income requirement up to $50,000.
for 2012 cannot exceed $27,030 An application must be sub-
for all members of the house- mitlled for all exemptions and
hold. are subject to qualifications and
Veterans. There are serv- approval.
ice-connected disability, com- It is not too late to put in an
bat-related disability and application. Call or visit the
deployed military exemptions Nassau County Property
for military veterans and sur- Appraiser's office for more
viving spouses. The disability details.
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He pets Cindy Jackson's "shop dog" Finnegan at Bijoux
Amelia in downtown Fernandina recently.


School lunches


go up 25 cents
KATHI-1ECOLGROVE
Community Newspapers
Students will pay 25 cents extra for cafeteria meals
when the new school year begins Aug. 8.
The Nassau County School Board voted unanimous-
ly to approve the increase as part of-a federal requirement,
said Executive Director of Administrative Services Sharyl
Wood.
This marks the first price increase for breakfast and
lunch since the 2008-9 academic year when breakfast
and lunch meals' increased by 25 cents in elementary
and secondary schools.
A one-time-only waiver prevented a price increase in
2011-12.
The price increases are expected to raise revenue and
help pay for hikes in food and fuel consumption costs
associated with food delivery charges.
"It is required by federal law to charge paying stu-
dents equal to or greater than what the reimbursement'
rate for a free meal is," said county schools' Director of
Food Services Allyn Graves.
New federal mandates require schools to serve health-
ier meals with more fruits, vegetables and whole-grain,.
Graves said.
However, the new diet pattern has added to the over-
all expense of food service. It costs approximately 40 to
50 cents more per child to provide healthier meals. A la
carte menu sales and additional income are expected to
cover school budget allocations.
"I am hopeful that this price increase will be the only
one for several years," Graves said.
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Citrona Drive.
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College Class of 2013:



time to hit the street


'We are all salespeople
whether we know it or not.
Every day people are tasked
with persuading others'
actions. When you ask for
the waitress to modify the
menu to suit your tastes, you
are selling. When you ask
your stylist/barber to change
up the haircut, you are sell-
ing. When-you request a
rush delivery, you are sell-
ing. Every day, in every way,
we sell each other. Having
basically been a car salesman
all my life, I just love to point
out that we are "salespeople."
My concern is that the
current college generation,
by virtue of their wired
world, is not as adept at sell-
ing as generations past. They
avoid person-to-person con-
tacts in favor of emails and
texts. Emails and texts have
beneficial applications, but
they take away the opportuni-
ty for voice inflection, eye
contact and body language.
Try to talk without using
your hands. It is a different
dynamic to be in person, or
even on the phone. Calltme a
dinosaur, but nothing beats
personal interaction.
This past weekend Hollie
and I were proud parents at
our daughter's college gradu-
ation from Furman
University in Greenville S.C.
We spent the day Friday and
attended a Saturday gradua-
tion ceremony in the stadi-
um, followed by an after-
event at the semi-pro
baseball stadium. An awe-
some night with a super-
moon and plenty of personal
interaction with her class-
mates and parents.'
A recurring theme for par-
ents of seniors not heading to
grad school is that their kids


will be
heading
home to
look for a
job. Some
are renting
apartments
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like
Washing-
KEFFER'S ton, D.C.,
CORNER to look for
-_ .. jobs. It is
more than
RickKeffer a little
unsettling
that what we read in the
paper about recent college
grads struggling to find work
in their fields is accurate. My
question is when did they
start the process to find
employment? Were they too
absorbed in their senior
experience to get out and do
some groundwork? My
advice as a parent and an
employer is to encourage
your college-age kids to act
before graduation. Summer
jobs or internships in their
majors are ideal. Anything
the colleges offer with job
fairs or employer visits can
be taken advantage of. But
nothing is going to be better
than getting in front of a
potential employer. Don't
mail or email an application
or r6sum6 if it is possible to
hand deliver it. Part of what
an employer will weigh is
how bad someone wants it.
The job market reality is that
you will face competition;


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Having expressed a cou-
ple of concerns, let me say
that today's kids are hard-
working, volunteer-oriented,
environmentally conscious
and smarter than ever. They
just need to have the street
smarts and common sense to
make things happen in life. ,
Neither of those are new con-
cepts, just ones that deserve
to be at the forefront.
As a footnote, I started a
job that I lined up before
graduation a couple days
after the ceremony and
stayed 10 years. My daughter
is following her plan to get a.
master's of early childhood
development by attending
grad school at Furman. All
plans don't work out, but it is
worthwhile to have them. If
they don't work, make new
ones. Have.a good week.
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Support for Bean
State Sen. John Thrasher
(R-St. Augus-tine) and Sen.
Steve Wise (R-Jacksonville)
have endorsed Republican
Aaron Bean in his candidacy
for the newly drawn Florida
Senate District 4 seat, which
includes Duval and Nassau
counties.
"We need a strong, conser-.
vative like.Aaron to represent
the communities I hold so
dear in the Senate," said
Thrasher, who currently rep-
resents portions of Nassau
and Duval counties in the
Florida Senate. "Aaron's
record of accomplishment in
the House and at the local
level speaks for itself, and I
know he has what it takes to
continue to go to bat for his
local area in Tallahassee. I
support Aaron in his bid for
Senate District 4."
"I am thrilled that Aaron is
running to represent Duval
. and Nassau counties in the
Florida Senate," said Wise,
Who currently represents
much of the same area.
"Aaron is passionate about
serving his local community
and I am confident that he will
stand strong forus' in the
Capitol. He has my full sup-
,port of his campaign."


They joii former Gov. Jeb
Bush (R-Florida) in endorsing
Bean.
Bean currently serves as
the relationship development
officer for Shands Jackson-
ville. Additionally, he owns
and operates Putt-Putt of
Fernandina Beach and is the
co-owner of 8 Flags Insurance
Co. in Fernandina. Bean
served eight years in the
Florida House of Represen-
tatives (2000-08), representing
Duval and Nassau counties,
and is a former commissioner
and mayor of Fernandina
Beach (1996-99).
Democrats caucus
Nassau County Democrats
announced results of the first-
ever county caucus May 5.
Edward Averett, Phil Morton,
Carla Voisard and Jessica.
Morton will move on to
attend the Florida Democratic
Party's state convention in
Tampa this June the final
step to becoming a Florida
delegate at the 2012
Democratic National
Convention in Charlotte, N.C.,
this summer.
More information about
the 2012 delegate selection
process is available at.
www.fladems.com/time-
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FRIDAY. MAY 11. 2012 NEWS News-Leader


'No conflict of interest'


A spokesman for Rayonier
and the chair of the Nassau
County Planning & Zoning
Board said they are acting in
the public interest, not for pri-
vate gain, in the dispute over
k I ,i ,. i J EA should provide
public services to an industri-
al park near Bryceville. .
* Nassau County Planning
& Zoning Board Chair Tom
Ford, whose company Tom
Ford Builders, LLC owns a
handful. of properties on US
301 nine miles southwest of
the Crawford Diamond, said
he has no conflict of interest in
the matter because water and
sewer lines will never make it
near his land.
"Those are nine miles down
the. road," he said of the five
properties that are valued at
more than $100,000 a piece.
"They're an acre and quarter-
acre lots" that will never see
water or sewer service.


"There's always these con-
spiracies that somebody's try-
ing to help themselves," Ford
said. "I would've developed a
lot more had I not been
involved in politics."
It was reported May 2 in a
front-page story that Ford, fel-
low planning board member
Pat Keogh and' County
Attorney David Hallman met
on Jan. 9 with attorney Brian
Armstrong of Nabers, Giblin
and Nickerson in Tallahassee
to discuss ending the county's
franchise agreement with
JEA. According to Hallman,
Ford was scheduled .to go to
the meeting, but he did not
attend.
Since that report, the plan-
ning board chairman said he
received a phone call accusing
him of protecting Rayonier. "I
ain't protecting F' ,., ni. i i i i
a damn," Ford said.
"What I'm asldng for (EA)


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to do is the next 10 years spend
82-3 million a year to develop
infrastructure. We've got to
know what they're willing to
do to help us."
Rayonier spokesman
Mike Bell said that despite the
company's-firiancial stake in
the sale of the Crawford
Diamond, there's no' conflict
of interest in determining who
will finance the water and
sewer infrastructure.
"Everybody thinks that
because Rayonier is the
landowner ... that this is going
to be a big windfall for
Rayonier," said Bell. "I wanted
to dispel that notion somewhat
because when companies
decide when they want to
locate, it's an intensely com-
petitive process."
Bell said a supposed "nefar-
ious plan" by Ray6nier to have
taxpayers Nassau's or
Callahan's foot the bill for
water and sewer couldn't be
further from the truth.
"This is about economic
development," he said.
"Nobody is suggesting that
anybody take any risk at this


time. All we're trying to do is
figure out what the county's.
strategy is for unlocking this
economic asset."
From an engineering stand-
point, Bell said Callahan makes
the most sense as it's the clos-
est provider to the site and has
capacity on its.consumptive
.use permit to shoulder the ini-
tial needs. He said Rayonier
has had preliminary discus-'
sions with the town about pro-
viding water and sewer service
.to the site, but nothing con-
crete.
"We've had a meeting with
(Callahan Mayor Shirley)
Graham about it," he said. "But
we've never gotten into any of
the weeds."
Meanwhile, Bell said
Rayonjer has no plans to build
a water plant because .the
undertaking would not please
the company's shareholders.
"Rayonier's not going to
build the water plant, and if we
ever do, we're not going to give
it to JEA," he said. "We're
going-to want to recoup our
investment," through capping
fees.


Crawford Diamond
The Crawi crd Diriond soui1-wsi of Callahan is a proposed
1 800-acre industrial park owned by Rayonier's real estate
subsidiary TerraPointe Services It is promoted as an eco-
rornic hub given iis proximity to railroad lines interstate high-
ways deepwater ports an airport and metropolitan area


JEA Continued from 1A
We're a utility. We've got to
look at who's going to finance it.
... Who benefits from what
development? Who makes what
investment?"
"To get the right entity in
there, we'll probably have to
give them the land," Bell said.
"So it's not like Rayonier's going
to.benefit a great deal from that
I think there are options -
Rayonier could build the plant
and get in the water business,
Callahan could build the initial
plant." .
JEA could potentially work
with nearby Callahan and
Hilliard, existing providers, of
water and sewer, to extend their
own services, said.Planning &
Zoning Board Chairman Tom
Ford. Rieck suggested JEA
meet with those towns to gauge'
the interest in a partnership of
that sort.-
Dickenson said JEA would


consider a wholesale agree-
ment, similar to the one it main-
tains with St Johns County, with
Callahan. Even so, he said sink-
ing money into capital improve-
ments in the hope of recouping
those costs in the future was a
risky idea.
Meanwhile, Callahan Town
Manager Michael Williams said
Wednesday he has had discus-
sions, but not serious ones, with
Rayonier representatives May
I about Callahan building the
.water plant. Henry Vorpe of
Jacksonville, a consultant for
Rayonier's real estate arm
TerraPointe, met with him that
day to discuss the matter and
another individual identified
by Williams only as a public rela-
tions person with TerraPointe -
had been in touch, the town
manager said.
Ford, who by his own recol-
lection has served on the P&Z
board for 15 years, said intro-
ducing water and sewer infra-
structure in anticipation of
growth would curb urban
sprawl.
."I'm not against JEA," he
said. "... I want someone who
can help us. This isn't for me.
It's for county residents. We're
stymied by where we're at." ,
"We're a nonprofit utility,"
Dickenson said. "At the end of
the day the public ends up pay-
ing for it."
Even so, he said that if it
could be shown JEA wasn't con-
tributing fairly to Nassau, he
was willing to consider allocat-
ing more funding to meet the
county's needs.
"I don't want anyone to think
that Nassau- County is not
important to us," said
Dickenson.
Local officials are anxious
for services to be provided to
the Crawford Diamond south-
west of Callahan,.an 1,800-acre
proposed industrial park owned
by Rayonier's real estate sub-
sidiary TerraPointe Services.
The site is being promoted as an
economic hub given its prox-
imity to two railroad lines, two
interstate highways, two deep-
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EDITORIAL


Gerrityfor


city manager

Fernandina Beath Commissioners will
interview candidates Saturday for the, job of
city manager.-There are five but two stand
out former mayor Joe Gerrity and Interim
City Manager David Lott.
Lott has handled the interim job well and
deserves praise for that. But the commission
decided months ago not to hire an -interim
that would apply for the permanent position
only to reverse itself at the last minute..We
thought the original decision flawed but .
think Lott would be handicapped now by the
gamesmanship required to hire him for the
permanent job.
Gerrity has inspired applause and con-
tempt since coming onto the local political .
scene more than a decade ago. We do hot
pretend that his hiring would.still the waters
and-there'would be smooth sailing ahead.
But we believe he should,be hir 11
because he is the best man for the jub. Hu
represents both continuity and change. He-
brings business acumen, bureaucratic and
political skills, knowledge of our local char-
acter (and characters) and above'all an
acute sense of what we need to truly move
forward.
Gerrity began his career in Pennsylvania
aps a 16-year-old worker at a McDonald's
restaurant in 197Q. He worked his way up,
becoming owner of a franchise there. He
moved south and bought three McDonald's
restaurants in Nassau County.After selling
those he worked with a builder selling hous-
ing. In 2001 he wofl a seat on the city com-
mission, ultimately becoming mayor. He lost
a reelection bid, then won a seat the next
time out. After completing his second term,
he chose not-to run again.
Gerrity then earned a bachelor's degree
in political science and public administration
from the Uniiversity of North Florida with a
GPA of 3.941 which he said at the time was.
"the greatest accomplishment in my life." He
got a job as Suwannee County manager.
Gerrity's experience in owning small
businesses gives him perspective we believe
the city sorely needs, especially his advoca- -
cy for low taxes, the need for 'treamlined
services and removal of impediments to eco-
nomic growth. Add to that his academic cre-
denitials and.real-world government manage-
ment experience.
We haven't always agreed, with Gerrity in'
these columns but we have said tithe and ,
again that we believe the city was improved
by his criticisms of the bureaucracy and
efforts to prod it to perform better.
* There are some at City Hall who fear a
housecleaning or, worse, bloodletting if
Gerrity is hired. We advocate for neither but
it is past time for change at 204 Ash St.
Too many city employees g6t their jobs
because their father or mother, brother or
cousin worked there and got them inside.
Too many others have been thwarted from
doing their best job because of a resistance
to change and a network that' protects those
on the inside at the expense of those on the
outside that is, the citizenry, the taxpayers,
the public.
We don't know which department heads
should go, but some should. Mediocrity has
been indulged for too long.
We don't know how maly in the ranks
should go 2, 12 or 20 but some should.
Nepotism and incompetence have been
indulged for too long.
We have a split city commission but the
next election will make clearer our progress
by cementing the strides made last
November when two new commissioners
were elected by wide margins:
This city commission has a clear choice.
Joe Gerrity would be the best city manager
to move us ahead..

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Get a sidewalk but lose a bus?


Recently several letters have been written to
the News-Leader voicing citizens' concerns with
a proposed project to build sidewalks leading
to Emma Love Elementary School. On May.4
the News-Leader published an opposing view-
point by Mike Pikula, Florida Safe Routes to
Schools (FSRTS) volunteer.
The government, and Mr. Pikula as the vol-
unteer coordinator for this project, would have
us believe that by placing sidewalks along
Canterbury Lane and Robin Hood Drive they
will create a safe pathway for children to walk
to Emma Love Ellementary School.
There are, however, many factors parents
must consider when deciding to allow their
"child to walk or ride a bicycle to school.
Certainly the child's age is extremely impor-
tant. Emma Love students are young, approxi-
mately 8, 9 and 10 years old. The time of day is
also important. Emma Love has a start time of
7:40 a.m., which for much of the school year
necessitates walking/riding while it is still dark
and cold. The volume of traffic is heavy at this
time. Intersections currently have no crossing
guards and none may be paid for with the
FSRTS grant money. '
Still sound safe for young children?
Consider this: currently there are 16 regis-'
tered sex predators/offenders within a 2-mile
radius of Emma Love (http://offender.fdle.
state.fl.us/offender/searchNeighborhood.do?a
ctionPerformed=neighborhoodSearchMain)'.
Sidewalks cannot change the time the sun
rises, nor the maturity of -. i- a nd l -v: ;.a -..Ildo
children. They cannot croi- l chilhdin safely
over a busy intersection ii hnul I ,-iing ,
guards, nor protect them li i \uial ppi eda
tors. .
Let's imagine a typical school day nm ri iii'g
for a family with young children.'The, dog
wants out and the baby is crying; your .s-:rir..
old doesn't like that kind of cereal, can't find
her shoes and hasn't finished her homework;
your teenager is sleeping but must wake up in
20 minutes or he'll miss his bus; and you're try-
ing to get ready for wofk because your boss
warned you not to be late again. No wonder
parents drive their children to school or rely on
the busing program. ...
After all, how far can.an 8-, 9- or 10-year-old
'be expected to walk? Half a mile, 1 mile, 1 1/2


We're concerned about the safety
ofyoung children walking long
distances to school at a very
early hour and having to cross
dangerous intersections with
no crossing guards.

or,2 miles? Let's examine several statements
made by Mr: Pikula in the FSRTS
Infrastructure Application:
"We expect only those students who live
within 2 miles to consider walking or biking."
"Without adequate sidewalks, few students
walk/ride. to school, making personal vehicle
and limited 'courtesy' busing the only viable
option. We believe this proposed sidewalk
would provide a new, safe option for many par-
ents."
New, safe option to what? To "courtesy"
busing. .
"Nassau County conducts 'courtesy busing'
for elementary students who live closer than
the normal eligibility of 2 miles from school. It
is possible some of these courtesy routes or
stops could be revised or eliminated if the proj-
ect is fully successful."
The school board has the authority to
decide to eliminate or revise the under-2-mile
. "courtesy busing" if the project (sidewalks) is
successful. . '
Children will have to cross.South 14th with-
out a crossing guard. (Section 6 2A Request #1:
"From N.E. corner of intersection of Amelia Rd
and Robin Hood Dr. construct 5 foot sidewalk
along north side of Robin Hood Dr. crossing S.
14th." ,
Well, at least it's paid for through a federal
grant right? Yes, but who paid the federal fund-
ing? You, the taxpayer! It is still your money,
your paycheck that is paying for this project.
And what is the cost of this sidewalk project?
Section 7A Cost Estimate grand total equals
$248,684.23.
Who's going to maintain these sidewalks?
Now that does come. from.your local tax dol-
lars.


Are there any children who walk.or ride
along Canterbury Lane? A recent two-week
survey, March 23-April 4, by Canterbury resi-
dents counted only one bike rider every school
day, two riders on three days and only one
accompanied walker.
Won't the sidewalks provide a safe place to
walk? Not really it.is difficult to see young
children on the sidewalk when backing out of a
driveway. Also, trashcans, recyclables and lawn
debris will block the sidewalk at least three
days a week. Mr. Pikula wrote he felt sure the
property owners would be considerate.and
place these items in safer locations. Safer loca-
tions? Where would that be? Behind the side-
walks in the middle of our yards? According to
Advanced Disposal, garbage, recycling and
yard waste materials must be placed curbside.
Pikula shares with us the idea of a "walking
school bus" where one or more adults accom-
pany children. 'This technique is used daily by
Southside Elementary students moving
between the Boys and Girls Club and the
school." Of course it is! No responsible child-
.'care professional would ever send children out
the front door alone and expect them to arrive
safely at school, no matter how close the
school is. I'm just not sure that-responsible but
busy parents have the time to be a "walking
school bus."
If you're concerned about the safety of
young children walking long distances to
school at a very early hour and having to cross
dangerous intersections with no crossing
.guards, then please writeto your city.or county
commissioner:
Fernahdina Beach Mayor Arlene Filkoff,
"583-8629, afilkoff@fbflorg; Nassau Cotinty
Commissioner Daniel B. Leeper, 430-3868,
dleper@nassaucouhnty.com; and Nassau
County Commissioner Steve Kelley, 556-0241,
skelley@nassaucountyfl.com.
Don't be ignored. Tell them you want
answers, not vague assurances.
Please don't allow these officials to spend
tax monies you paid to the federal government
for'projects you don't want while taking away
the busing parents and children rely upon.
Susan Gagnier is a business owner and resi-,
dent ofLakewood subdivision in Fernandina
Beach.


VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


Flag an'eyesore
Please, no additional eyesores
on our tiny island.
After all, we have Eighth Street,
the recreation center, a plumb wore-
out Baptist church and numerous
others.
I'T l :Il-f ,f0 4 1,:, t,,. t, lt,,: pi,.,posed
'r'-cli irinf;af l:.ep.,le itlai ; nlla.',the?
siz,- I Il. i,.- ol-liru ';iE -- DiP lp'fit
the busiest intersection in town.
("Lookie, Jethro; if we climb this
here pole, we can see Georgia!")
Now before you raise your
gnawed #2 pencil to scrawl an ill-
advised reply, or heated accusation,
be advised I am a patriot (USMC
class of'53-61). I respect Old Glory
My respect, however, is tempered
by good taste' and calm tempera-
ment.
A sage wrote, "Nothing clings
;desperately to life like a bad idea."
Let's put a flag, of suitable size, in
a park-like setting, adequate for
proper respect, and give this idea a
quiet burial. If your heart's desire is
to see a big, really big flag, there's
one in Yulee!
Michael Burnson


Amelia Island


Clean upyour act
Leaders use the power of love.
Politicians use the love of power.
'Election season is in full swing.
This is evident by the abundance of
newspaper, social media and televi-
sion ads. It's also shown by the abun-
'dance of signs along the streets and
highways.
I Everywhere I go, I see the signs.
Yet recently I noticed that some cam-'
paign signs were removed from a
certain spot. Oddly enough, the
opponent's signs were still there.
Everyone knows that this is an act
of desperation by a candidate who
cannot deal with having a clean, fair,
competition. Removing these signs
is not only illegal it is also a waste of
time, money and energy. At'some
point, the perpetrators will be
caught.
People deserve better, and if the
candidates want anybody to vote for
them in the election then they
should stand up and act like respon-
sible adults and ultimately act more
professional.
Energy must be focused on solv-
ing problems, not creating them.
What voters need to do is direct
these candidates back onto the
issues at hand and make them
understand that we are raising our
standards to a level where only a
professional caring person will be
elected to office.
Running a clean campaign can
be difficult for some candidates,
especially those who have less cred-
ibility than their opponent. Just like
the schoolyard bully who uses scare
tactics to get what he wants, some
candidates find it easier to bad
mouth their opponent rather than
trying to run a clean election cam-
paign.
When you steal your opponent's
signs and use negative campaign
tactics instead of focusing on the
facts, you are acting just like a
schoolyard bully. This is the kind
of behavior that voters should not be
tolerant of. It is time we make our


voice heard and ask "What in the
world are you thinking?" As voters,
we need to get these candidates to
focus on the important issues at
hand.'
In fact, how are ,ve to know what
to expect from these people if they
do get into office? If they don't
respect other people's opinions or
property now, then you have to won-
der hqw they will perform their
duties 'under public scrutiny. Will
they get the job done, or will they
just embarrass the local communi-
ty by theii'irresponsible actions?
Nassau County, we need to push
hard to get both current and future
leaders to begin acting more pro-
fessionally. That would be a good
first step towards creating a better
political structure that the residents
can depend on. We also need to stop
tolerating these silly distractions
and get everyone to focus on the
real issues that are facing our resi-
dents and our communities.
Stop the sign stealing and mud-
slinging. Just grow up and run a
clean campaign for once!
Mudslinging has no place in local
politics. If you continue to sling mud,
you will eventually lose ground!
Benjamin Iloyd
Yulee

POlitical parade
What a wonderful parade and
sudh beautiful weather. However,
when has our annual Shrimp
Festival parade become a pulpit for
. political candidates running for local
and state offices? I was appalled at
the 12 or more politicians stumping
for office. Not only did they sour
the mood of this festive event for
me and my group, but some had
the audacity to move amongst the
ground handing out literature and
asking for signatures.
Rule 5 from the 2012 .Shrimp
Festival Pirate Prade guidelines
states: .
All parade entries should com-
memorate the shrimping industry
by adhering to the Pirate Parade


theme. The Pirate Parade is a fun,
community event and should not be
used .as a public forum to expose
personal grievances or to protest
any issue. Entries in violation may be
pulled from the route. ` ; '
Please let us return this parade
back to its roots and eliminate the
political candidates from next year's
parade.
Sam N. Parise
Fernandina Beach

Beyond the call
I would like to recognize Milt's
Air Conditioning and Heating Sales
for a good deed that went beyond
the call of service. I purchased a
new Goodman A/C three years ago
from a local dealer that has since
gone out of business. The original
sales contract stated I had pur-
chased a warranty for 10 years on all
parts and labor. The first year I had
a major problem and the installer
'fixed it at no charge to me. This
year I had another problem and
called Goodman to find an author-
ized service dealer. They gave me
three businesses and I selected to
use Milt's.
The Goodman warranty division
stated to me on the phone that my
unit had the standard 5-year war-
ranty for parts,only. I gave them all
the information from the original
paperwork showing that I had pur-
chased 10 years all parts and labor
covered but got no positive results.
The only answer that I received was
that original installer was not author-
ized to sell the policy therefore it
was not valid.
I presented all my contracts to
Shirley at Milt's and she started to
work immediately on my behalf. She
made numerous phone calls and'
faxed my contracts to the necessary
places. The repairs were made to
my A/C and they did not require
me to pay the bill as they were work-
ing with Goodman on my behalf.
There days later I went by Milt's to
offer to pay the bill and Richard
Crawford, the president, took one


look at my paperwork and got on the
phone to Goodman. The issue was
resolved in less than one minute
and it was in my favor. Goodman
honored the warranty contracts.
Living on Amelia.Island is such
a pleasure and then to have a busi-
ness such as Milt's to resolve this
serious issue for me is just adding
icing to the cake. Should you be in
the market for a new air condition-
ing unit.or need repairs, I would
highly recommend Milt's Air
Conditioning and Heating.
Jan C. Plemmons
Fernandina Beach

Hooked on Spices'
From a concerned mother who
wants and desires to share her con-
. cern on the so-called drug "Spices":
A local gas station is a playground
for our teens. They can purchase a
bag of Spices for a cost of $20-$30 for
a "legal high." Our local gas station
has. caused this mother much
heartache. It breaks my heart that
kids are allowed to purchase this
drug at our local town gas station. A
place where gas is supposed to be
purchased.
How many moms and dads out
there know their teen can walk in
and purchase a life-threatening drug
and achieve- a 10-minute high? A
high that is filling their bodies with
nothing but chemicals because
some snake decided it's OKto make
money off of our children.
,This morh hurts not only
because it's allowed but because
I've been threatened with a teen in
my own home under the influence of
this drug. It is killing our teens and
it's OK
Just go to your local gas station
and purchase Spices along with your
gas. When will moms and dads
take a stand? This single mom is
taking a stand by getting the word
out to 6ther parents to help stop
this activity. A mom with a broken
heart ...
Gail Peacock
Fernandina Beach


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COMMUNITY


FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012/NEWS-LEADER


Williams takes over


A rise, let your light shine for all
the nations to see. For the
glory of the Lord is shining
upon you. Darkness as black
as night will cover all the nations of the
earth, but the glory of the Lord will
shine over you.
The members of Prince Chapel
A.M.E. Church along with their pastor,
the Rev. Pauline Tucker, were favored
with one of their own delivering the
morning sermon April 29. His subject
was "Stay in the Arena to Win."
He is a leader with insight, aware-
ness of what people need to succeed
and how he can empower them for suc-
cess. He credits the strong community.
and spiritual influence that surrounded
him while he was growing up, to the
leadership and loving support that was
displayed by his mother and father and
the accomplishment of his aunts and
uncles.
Elder Timothy L. Williams is the
nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Albert.
As a boy, he grew up playing Little
League games at Elm Street under his


Uncle Charles
coach.
He received
:.b bachelor of scie
[ g degree in inform
technology mat
ment and mast
business admin
tion also from t
American Milit
NOW AND University and
THEN received his ed
... al specialist deg
his doctorate in
Maybelle tional leadership
Kirkland Liberty Univers
Williams set
26 years as a lo
analyst and later as a network ad
trator in the U.S. Army, where hi
received numerous awards for h
rior skills, including numerous c
medals.
After retiring from the military
2010, he has been working in mi
full-time. He is a faithful member
Overcoming Church Ministries i


Prince pulpit
as Fayetteville, N.C., where he resides with
his family.
his His spiritual leaders are Bishop
ence Melvin Lambert and Pastor Charlotte
nation Lambert, ordained an elder in the
nage- Christian Covenant Fellowship of.
ers of Ministries Conference in 2009, has a
nistra- passion for teaching kingdom finance
he and a tremendous passion for God's
ary Word coupled with a love for God's peo-'
ple with a contagious spirit of generosity
ucation- that flows through ever facet of his min-
gree ad istry. He is the proud son of Winnie
educa- Tyson-Williams.
ip from The families of the late sisters Lillian
sity. Grant-Sharper and Anita Melton
rved for Holzendorf express their deepest and
gistics most heartfelt gratitude for all acts of
Iminis- kindness shown to them during their
e hours of bereavement and pray God's
is supe- richest blessings upon you.
ombat 'Birthday wishes to Minnie Johnson,
Evelyn Harris, Altamese Holmes, Bessie
*y in Lawyer, Arlene Jordan, Laurine Wil-
nistry liams, Kendall Harris, Lillian James,
rof Jerrick Jones and the Rev. William 0.
in Holmes.


Health expo puts focus on wellness
To recognize National Mental Health ma, lack of information or insurance coy- and body mass index, among others.,
Awareness month, a coalition of nonprof- erage, and/or cost. Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue will offer
it organizations and local businesses will "And yet, we can all understand how safety demonstrations.
participate in the Fernandina Beach life events can change and affect us, Local service organizations dealing
Health Expo.on Saturday, May 19 from whether that is a veteran dealing with with disability and disease will be on
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jasmine Street the struggles of service in the time of hand to offer guidance on.resources for
Office Center. The event is free and war; or someone coping with stress of which residents may qualify. Mental
open to the public. The theme is unemployment, care giving, death, health professionals from Sutton Place
"Healthy Mind, Healthy Body." divorce, addiction, depression or chronic Behavioral Health and noted psychother-
"Our goal.is to put the spotlight on disease, such as diabetes, arthritis or apist and author Maria Murphy will also
the importance of good health, especial- heart disease," says Arnett. hold workshops on how to deal with .
ly mental health," says event organizer "We want to continue to spread the stress and balancing work/life issues.
Cynthia Arnett, owner and president of word and get the news out about the There will also be activities for children,
Disability Claims Services, Inc. many excellent resources we have avail- music and giveaways.
Arnett cites statistics that claim that able in our area." Foi" information, including a listing
as many as 50 percent of people who are The expo will feature more than 20 of participating partners, visit www.fer-
living with a mental health condition information booths, as well as health nandinabeachhealthexpo.com or call
never seek or receive help due to.stig- screenings for stress, blood pressure 491-0202.



ART WORKS


Spring Fling
Osprey Village,:in partnershiip with
The Plantation Artists' Guild & Gallery,
will host "The Spring Fling" art show-
case May 18 from 5:30-8 p.m. at 94
Amelia Village Circle in the Spa &
Shops at Omni Amelia Island
Plantation.
The gallery will unveil a new collec-
tion of artworks, many for sale to the
public for the first time. At 6:30 p.m.,
local artists will offer a salute to Amelia
Island interior designers, recognizing
their use and appreciation of fine art,
color and design in their work. Also
debuting at this opening is the aborigi-
.nal folk art mask work of guest artist J.
David Marshall from Jacksonville.
Enjoy gourmethhors d'oeuvres and
fine wine provided.by Osprey Village
and meet the gallery and guest artists.
Please RSVP to 277-8222 or
Concierge@Osprey-Village.coi .
by May 14.
Island Artevents
May events at the Island Art '
Association Education Center, 18 N.
Second St., include:
Portrait Workshop, 7-9 p,m., May
22, 29; May 19, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Contact
Paul Massing, 321-0738.
Thursday Morning Painters, 8:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 17, 24, 31. Contact
Gretchen Williams, 491-3171.
Photographers' Group, 7 p.m.,
May 24. Contact Pat Hooks, 277-2597.
Free children's classes, May 26,'
signup required, call the gallery at 261-
7020. Sharon Haffey, instructor.
Children' Art, 6-9 years, 10-11 -
a.m. or 11:15 a,.m.-12:15 p.m. (two ses-
sions); Middle School Art, 10-13
years, 1-2:15 p.m. Art supplies donated
by the Woodstock Foundatin of
Jacksonville and the Plantation Ladies
Association.


For a complete schedule of events
and classes or to rent the Education
Center visit www.islandart.org or call
261-7020.
Photography course
Fundamentals of Photography:
Creative Photo Editing with Free
Software for Windows for beginners
with instructor Michael Spicer will be
held 9:30 a.m. to'noon, May 29 and 30 at
the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second
St. Cost is $65.'
Learn basic editing functions such as
cropping, removing red-eye, sharpen-
ing, adjusting lighting and contrast,
straightening, removing unwanted arti-
facts and correcting color balance.
Learn how to email and print your pho-
tos; upload selected photos to the
Internet for sharing; make slide shows
and movies for viewing your photos;
create web pages to include on your
website if you have one; and learn about
filing and searching for photos stored
on your computer.
Participants should bring their
Windows-based laptops to class with
Google's newest version 3.9 of Picasa
downloaded and installed from the
Internet. Downloads are available for
free at http://picasa.google.com.
Register until May 19. Call Spicer at
491-8658 or email michaelspicer@bell-
south.net.
Sclpting class
Learn how to transform basic geo-
metric forms into realistic-looking ani-
mals and people with sculptor Charles
"Chuck" Oldham. Workshop I on June 2
from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second St., takes stu-
dents through the basics of sculpting a
maquettee" (a small sculpture study).
Sculpting of a sea turtle will be demon-
strated, in addition to animals in
Oldham's learning videos.


Oldham was voted one of eight
'Titans of Bronze" by Arizona Art Life
Magazine and for 12 years was head
wildlife sculptor and sculptor of presi-
dential and head-of-state gifts.
Each student can expect to complete
a proportional animal or figure model to
take home. All materials included. Cost
is $200 members, $225 non-members,
payable to Charles Oldham, P.O. Box
15663, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035, or
with credit card at (904) 432-8398 or
online with PayPal at www.whatisasculp-
ture.com/classes.php. Call 261-7020 or
email whatisasculpture@gmail.com.
Visit www.LearnSculpture.org or
www.WhatIsASculptur.e.com.
Compassionate art
"Change Your Life Through
Consciousness, Compassion and
Creativity" with instructor Martha
Bennett will be held Mondays, June 4,
11, 18, 25 and July 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the
Island Art Association Education
Center, 18 N. Second St., Fernandina
Beach.
In this series of experiential classes
students will learn: to be present the
most powerful place from which to live;
to find your compassion and how to be
compassionate to yourself; and the cre-
ative process through which you can
change your life.
Benriett has more that 25 years' com-
bin6d experience as a psychotherapist
and an educator. She received her MA
in psychology from the University of
West Georgia and is certified by the
Hakonmi Institute in Boulder, Colo. as a'
Body-Centered Psychotherapist. She is
also a certified Open-Focus trainer. She
.teaches at the University of North
Florida in the Osher Lifelong Learning
Institute program.
Cost is $100. Contact Bennett at 557-
5951 to register or for information.
Class size limited to 12.


WEDDING ENGAGEMENT


McCaft-Nix
Jayme Leigh McCall and
Steven Brian Nix, both of
Tallahassee, will be married
at 4 p7m. July 28, 2012, at the
Doubletree by Hilton in
Tallahassee. The reception ,
, will immediately follow the
ceremony.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of July McCall and
Eddie McCall of Tallahassee.
The groom-elect is the son of
Vivian Nix and Bobby Nix of'
Fernandina Beach.


WEDDING ANNIVERSARY


Lye
Mark and Isobel Lyle of
Fernandina Beach are cele-
brating their 50th wedding
anniversary. They were mar-
ried May 19, 1962, in West
Newton, England. They are
celebrating with a trip to the
Florida Keys and England.
They have two children,.
Amy Lyle of Columbus, Ohio,
and Greg Lyle of Brooklyn,
N.Y.


Mr. and Mrs. Lyle


MILITARY NEWS

Julie Ann ,. field this coming year.'
Shaffer, daugh- She hopes to be stationed
ter of Michael with her soon-to-be-husband,
and Christine 1LT Francis Igo, at Ft Lewis,
Shaffer of Wash.
Fernandina .
Beach, com- Air Force Airman 1st
missioned as Class David D. Hollimah
Second Shaffer graduated from basic military
Lieutenant in training at Lackland Air Force
the Army Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Medical Service Corps The airman completed an
through Florida State intensive, eight-week pro-
University's Reserve Officer gram that included training in
Training Corps. military discipline and stud-
Over the past two years, ies, Air Force core values,
Shaffer attended the Leader- physical fitness and basic war-
ship Training Camp at Ft. fare principles and skills.
Knox, Ky., and the Airmen who complete
Leadership Development and basic training earn four cied-
Assessment Course at Ft. its toward an associate in
Lewis, Wash. applied science degree
While earning her masters through the Community
degree, she participated in College of the'Air Force.
ROTC training that consisted JHolliman is the son of Paul
of physical fitness, classroom IHolliman of Hillird'."," *',
instruction and field training He is a 2008 graduate of
exercises. Julie will attend the Hilliard Middle-Senior High
Basic Officer Leader's Course School.
at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, He earned an associate
and begin her active duty degree in 2010 from Florida
Army career in the medical State College at Jacksonville.



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SUBMITTED
Bill Flynn, president of the Friends of the Fernandina
Beach Library and chair of the Nassau County library
Advisory Board, was presented the Friend,
Foundations and Boards Outstanding Member Award by.
Gloria Colvin, president of the Florida Library
Association, in Orlando on Friday, April 20. Flynn was
recognized for his leadership, professionalism, good citi-
zenship and his tireless work to ensure the library sys-
tem has sufficient resources for all citizens.



Let Freedom Ring on May 28


ARIAS (Amelia Residents
in Action for the Symphony)
announces its annual Let
Freedom Ring Concert, fea-
turing the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra, Fabio
Mechetti, music director.
The concert will be held
on Memorial Day, May 28 at 7
p.m. at the First Baptist
Church, 1600 S. Eighth St. in
Fernandina Beach. Some of
the featured works will
include Copland's An Outdoor
Overture and Victory at Sea
and selections from South
Pacific by Richard Rogers.
Tickets are $20 each and
available in Fernandina Beach
at The Book Loft, and Front
& Centre: the Amelia Island


Convention and Visitors
Bureau; Fernandina Beach
Golf Club; The Golf Club of
Amelia Island; the Reception
Center at Omni Resort at
Amelia Island Plantation; and
at thle' door.
For more information con-
tact Bill Gingrich at
wggin(@aol.com or 277-7094.









FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012/News-Leader


RELIGION


Swimming,


Gasping for air, David knew he '
was in trouble. And to think, the cri-
sis occurred in the very'area he was
strongest swimming. If it weren't
forthe lifeguard perched on a surf-
board not far away, the weight of
panic David was experiencing would
have easily sunk him. With every
ounce of strength available, he made
his way toward what appeared to be
his only hope. The problem was, with
all the other swimmers in the water,
the lifeguard -hadn't seen him.
Personally, I've never competed idf
a triathlon, but I sure admire those
who have. The idea of running, swim-
ming and biking all in one long race
is ant idea that reminds me of.how out
of shape I am. For my friend David,
he loves the challenge.


PULPIT I
NOTES

Pastor
Rob Goyette
again not realizing
At a moment w
race was no long


sinking and

On this particu- staying alive was, his only hope pad
lar day, his love died away. That's right, the life guar
took a turn he was- who hadn't seen him, had decided t
n't ready for. With move, leaving my friend David all
ocean waves lifting alone; or at least that's how it
and lowering him as seemed. It was then that David's
he struggled to- inner conversation changed. What
ward the lifeguard, started out.as self talk had now
his inner talk kept become God talk. Interesting'how
him going: "You can that works, isn't it?
make it," he told. Thankfully, though everyone ha(
himself, trying to abandoned him, God had,not. 'You
ignore his weak- can make it," the Lord said to him.
ened and desperate "I'm with you." Instantly David
swimming stroke. received.strength and began to targ
"You're almost the beach. With each stroke the cot
there," he said, versation continued. With each wor
* what wa next. from God, new strength arrived.
'hen finishing the By the time David realized that
r important but the near drowning experience and


finishing

- unexpected encounter with God was
rd, about so much more than just mak-,
o ing it to the beach, but instead was
about other areas of his life that God
was wanting to help him with, his
whole perspective hadchanged..
When God finally told him to stop
looking for dry land and to get back
into the race he couldn't believe what
he was hearing. To his own amaze-
d ment, somehow, he decided to tiy.
In the end, not only did David fin-
ish, but minus the time spent trying
to save himself, he turned out his
;et best overall triathlon time ever; clear-
n- ly something that God alone
d deserves the credit for, and David
would be the first to say it. Now I
don't know why, but when consider-
ing what to write for this week's arti-


strong
cle, David's story came to mind. I like
to believe it's because God wants to
encourage a few 'of you who find
yourselves in similar circumstances.
Struggling to stay afloat; striving to
reach a certain goal only to find out
'that it's just paddled away; feeling
abandoned and all alone take heart.
Nothing could be further from the .
truth. God loves you and by His
grace, you can make it! Who knows,
in the end, you may finish in a way
that's beyond anything you've ever
been able to do before!
"He gives power to the faint; and
to them that have no might He'
increases strength." (Isaiah 40:29)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor ofLiving
Waters World Outreach Center
rgoy@livingwatersoutreach.org


RELIGION NOTES


Supplies needed
The Salvation Army Hope House's
Emergency Food Pantry is currently in
need of: 1) Peanut butter and jelly 2)
Starches macaroni and cheese, spaghet-
ti and other noodles 3) Canned meats -
.tuna, chicken 4) Canned vegetables -
corn, beans and peas 5) Soups ready to
eat and condensed. 6) Toilet paper, paper'
towels, aluminum foil, baggies and dish-
washing liquid. Hope House is located at
410 S. Ninth St. at the corner of Ninth
and Date. streets.
Faithlink Encounters
Faithlink Encounters, A Biblical View
of Current Eveits, are weekly open dis-
cussions about what is taking place in our
community, state, nation and world.
Topics discussed include: Travyon'
Martin Shooting, The War &A Soldier's
Life Afterwards, The Penn State Scandal, .
Facing Death, The Ten Commandments,
Social Media and The Freedom Tower on
Ground Zero; Groups meet at 6:15 p.m. at.
two different locations, The Partin Center
(601 Centre St., white house next to the
church) and O'Kanes Pub (Centre Street
ask for Memorial's group). For more
information contact Pastor Hollie at hol-
lie@mfimconline.com. All are welcome.
Jazz Sunday
Jazz up your Sunday morning and
your spirit in a creative worship service
featuring the jazz ensemble at New
Vision Congregational Church, UCC on
iMay, 3,at 1Q.p, Wor'hip Will embr-ace ,,
and celebratelthe rhythm o the jazz tradi-,.
tion as members explore the rhythm of
their faith.
An ensemble from Songspinners will
join the jazz musicians to sing Rhythm of
Life from Broadway's "Sweet Charity."
The service will feature Lesley
Maclaughlin, vocalist; Pegge Ealum,
flute; Ernie Ealum, bass; Larry Nader,
bass; Darren Ronan, drums; and Jane
Lindberg, piano.
New Vision warships at 96074 Chester
Road in Yulee, in space provided by
Springer Controls Company. Visit www.
NewVisionCongregationalChurch.org,
find them on Facebook or contact the
Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore at 238-1822.
Tuesday worship
Join the Salvation Army Hope House
each Tuesday at noon for its Weekly
Worship Service. Pastor Ludine Pinkney


of Covenant Community Church and the
newest member of the Salvation Army. .
Hope House team will bring the Gospel
teaching to all on May 15. Hope House is
located at 410 S. Ninth St. at the corner of
Ninth and Date streets.
Seeker Group
The Seeker Group presents conversa-
tion and practice using Episcopal Priest
Cynthia Bourgeault's book, Centering
Prayer & Practice Inner Awakening.
The community is welcome to join the
group May 17 from 10-11:30 a.m. Call
Joyce Aldrich and leave message at 277-
0954.,
Catholic men
On May 19, hundreds'of men from ,
around the Catholic Diocese of St.
Augustine will gather to take their faith to
the "Next Level." The doors will open for
the biannual event at 7:15 a.m. with the
conference beginning at 8:30 a.m. and
ending at 4 p.m. at the Wyndham River-
walk Hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive in
- Jacksonville.
Honorary chair is Jacksonville Sheriff
John Rutherford, who also will be hon-
ored by Bishop Felipe J. Est6vez for
being a strong Catholic leader. The con-
ference will include Mass with Est6vez as
the main celebrant, prayer and reconcilia-
tion. Cost is $40 ($50 after May 6)' and
'includes lunch and parking. To register,
call (904) 308-7474 or register online at
www.fl6ridacatholicmen.org.
Dual Day, ,
Friendship Baptist Cl I, .. 0., 1 FI'.n i
Dual Day on May 20. The speaker for the
women's portion at 11 a.m. is Adrienne
Johnson and the men's speaker at'4 p.m.
isBishop Jan Goodman. For information
call Bernice Walker at 225-5627.
Shabbat services
The Jewish Community of Amelia
Island/Nassau will hold Shabbat services
on May 25 at a private home on Amelia
Island. Plan to arrive at 6 p.m. for salads
and challah prior to services starting at 7
p.m. Dessert will follow. The hosts keep a
Kosher home, so they will provide all of.
the food. Call 310-6060 or email deb203
@aol.com to RSVP and for the location.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church will serve
meals for individuals and families in need
in the area on Thursday, May 24 from 5-


6:30 p.m. at 941017 Old Nassauville Road.
Meals are served on the fourth Thursday
- of each month. The church also delivers
meals to those who cannot come. For
,.information call 261-4741.
Celtic service
St. Peter's Episcopal Church offers a
Celtic Service the fourth Sunday of each
month. This music filled, candlelit, peace-
ful, contemplative service filled with the
opportunity for meditation is open to the
entire community. Dress is casual. The
next service will be held May 27 at 6 p.m.
For information call 261-4293.
Unity services
The Rev. Betty Sikking of the Unity
Spiritual Enrichment Center of
Jacksonville will hold a class/service, at
the Board of Realtors building, 910 Soith
14th St., at 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of
each month through September, to help
establish a Unity Church locally. For
information-call Chris Dillon at 310-6502 '
or Martia Brown at 415-0822.
Donations needed
Harbor Shores Ministries is a nonprof-
it organization that reaches out to needy
families in the local community. It accepts,
tax-deductible donations to help local
needs. Call 225-0963 to schedule your'
items to be picked up. Donations are tax-
deductible.
Celebrate recovery
First Baptist Church of Fernandina
Beach, 1600 S. Eighth St., sponsors,
"Celebrate Recovei-y" every Friday at
6:30 p.m. This Christ-centered, biblically
based program is for individuals and their
family members who are dealing with
addictions, compulsions, past hurts and
destructive behaviors. Call 261-3617.
Transport project
A project to fabricate metal parts used
to manufacture three-wheeled, hand-
cranked carts is ongoing at a workshop
sponsored by Memorial Unifed Metho-
dist Church. The vehicles, called
Personal Energy Transportation, or
PETs, are fully assembled at Penney
Farmsnear Green Cove Springs and
shipped throughout the world to victims
of polio, land mines and other injuries.
The workshop operates Monday
through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to '
noon. CallJack at 261-5691 or James at
261-5863 to volunteer.


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

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


everyone to assist with food
needs. Hours are Tuesdays
from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and
Wednesday and Thursday
from 2-4 p.m. For informa-
tion. call 225-5128..
Emergency pantry
O'Neal Memorial Baptist
Church; 474257 SR 200 East,
offers an emergency food
pantry for families and indi-
viduals in crisis. No income
eligibility required. For
assistance call 277-2606 or
261-4186.
Food donations
The Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ is collect-
ing items for people in need.
A barrel is located at Amelia
Island Storage for donations.
Canned, dry and boxed food
as well as personal items
such as soap, toothbrushes,
toothpaste, etc., are needed.
Call 261-9760 for more infor-
mation'.
Food bank
The Yulee' United'
Methodist Church Food
Bank, 86003 Christian Way,
is available to anyone in
need, Wednesdays from 10
a.m. to noon. Other times
please call for an appoint-
ment at 225-5381.


Ongoing grief support
Community Hospice of of the month from 1-2:30
Northeast Florida is offering p.m. at the Nassau County
an open-ended grief support Council on Aging, 1367
group for adults who have South 18th St., Fernandina
experienced the death of'a Beach. .' 1
loved one. An open-ended Community Hospice sup-
support group format allows port groups create a safe and
new participants to join the comfortable environment
group at any time, so that where you can bond with
new grieyers have access to others who have experienced
the group as a support a similar loss.
resource. The support group For information or to
will be led by a licensed and learn whether a Community
trained Community Hospice Hospice support group
bereavement professional.' might be right for you, call
The group meets every Joanne Bernard, LCSW, at
second and fourth Thursday (904)'407-6811.


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



Memorial
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Tailloral FamillWorship ....... 8:30am & 11em
CaltonporaryWarship ...9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Youl Brekaway......... 9:45m in Youi Center
SuidaySchool for all ages.......945am & 11 am
VWokdayDewmr(Aug-May) ..... 5:Sp6m-30pm


In the heart of. '
Fernandina
9 N. 6" Street
Bruce Lancaster
Senior Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School-9:50am
SI Nursery
Children
Youth Adults
261-3837
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"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Church
Pastor: Dr. IJ. Neil Hellon
Sunday Worslhip Service 10:30anu
Bible Study 9a.1
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pmn
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pin
Preschool and Children Acivitivities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comr- of Buccaneer, Tr.& Gcrbing Ro,. rnidm 13li
For More Information Call: 261-9527


? 9AMELIA
S PLANTrATION
CHAPEL
Ted Schrode,; Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
Off AlA at entrance to Ointi Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
w'w. amenliachapel.co' '
facebook.com/amrelia.,lantalion .chlad


Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass-4 pm& 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am 10am -12 noon
Daily Mass- 830am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fri.
6 pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish OllIce: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number. 904-277-6566



Living Waters
world-outreach
Contemporary Worship
SAT ...6:00 pm
SSUN ..9:30 am
WED ..7:00pm
Youth, Nursery
& Children' Ministries
nRob chIslle Go ie
senir.- i $212117
On AIA 1 mile west of Amelia Island
www.LivingWatersOutreach.org
Join us LIVE on the Web Sunday


New Vision
Congregational
Church, uct
1%orship Sundas
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CELEBRATION
BAPTIST CHURCH
Innovative Sty/e, Contemporary Music,
Casual/ Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship. 9:00am and 10:30amrn
Nursery Rrovided
KidKradlble Children Ministries
i. Meeting @ 10;30am Sunday,
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connictlng Wit Christ..
Connecing rwih Pep/l


~1 YULEE UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH

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

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


FIRST MISSIONARY"
BAPTIST CHURCH
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City'
With the Desire to lbe in the
Heart of All People
Sundilay New Members Class 9 a.t,.
Sunday School 9:00 a.n .
Morning Iorship 10:30 a.m. every Suilay
'r-ndcol Noon-day Pray 'er
Wdces'ay Mfid-Aweek Service 7-9 p.sm.Ministri-s:
Bus & '2., Couples, Singles, 1,uth



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family worship cOnter
Sunday Service ... .10:30 am
Bible Study ....... .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
www.thebridgeflordia.cam
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl
904.225.4860


YVLLEE ijH

"Lh/ sifs wsAys Weleoe!
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6!30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
Servicawww.Yuleebaptistchurch.comn
85971 Harts Rd., West 904*225g5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 2256.00809


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"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
OSunday School ... .... . . 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ........... ..10:5SA.M.
Discipleship Training ........ .. 6:OOP.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6:OO.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper. . 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:OOP.M.
736 Bonnleview Road acrosss from Sadlor Rd.)
904-261 5 (church office)
EVERYONE WELCOME
Nursery provided
Spointsbaptistchurch.org


First Baptist
Church
Fernandina Beach
SUNDAY WORSHIP
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
904-261-3617
FBFirst.com


BLACKROCK BAPTIST
CHURCH
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
261-6220
Sunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 amin
Sunday School 9'15 am
Sunday Evening'Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5:00 7:00'pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
Nursery Provided
www.blackrockbaptisl.com


St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at.the corner
of 8th &Atlantlc
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist \
8: 15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall\
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday
904-261-4293
www.stpetersparish.org



Sunday Services
Sunday lloly 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. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 lzke Park Dr. (Amelia Park across fintYMltCA))
904-491-.082*. Ssww ltojlyBiiijAnglLra.norg
We use he liturgy from Iihe 1928 look ofComi ioin Prayer


Community Baptist
Church
85326 Winona Bayview Road
Yulee, FL
904-225-0809
Bro. Hartford Peeples, Pastor
Sunday School ........ .9:45 am
Morning Worship .... .11:00 am
Evening Worship ... ..6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer ..... 6:00 pm
Bible Study-Thursdays... 10:00 am
"ServinM the Lord With Gladness"


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Sunday School ........... ...................9:30 am
Sunday Worship k.......................1....0:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.....,............:.6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
Pastor: Bud Long
941017 Old Nassaunle Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034
261-4741
www.springhillboptistfb.org








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BETH JONES
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A two-run homer in the,
bottom of the seventh inning
sealed the Pirates' fate Tues-
day in the Region 1-4A semifi-
nal at Episcopal. The Pirates
succumbed 3-2 to the host
Eagles.
"It was the most heart-
breaking loss in, my 30 years,"
said Ken Roland, head base-
ball coach at Fernandina
Beach.High School. "Our
'kids played hard and it was a
tough way to go out.
'This was one of the great
high school games that I have
been involved in. No errors
by either team, good pitching
and some timely hitting."
The Pirates struck first.
Avery Womble singled-to lead
'off the second inning and
Brendan Manning brought
him home with a double. The
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the third inning after James
Martin singled, stole second
and then scored on C.J.
Shelton's sacrifice, fly.
The Eagles answered with
a home run in the fifth, but
the two-out, two-run homer in
the bottom of the seventh
secured the win and a spot in
the regional championship.
"Ryne Casey started and
gave us five innings of solid
pitching," Roland said. '
"Marcus Taylor worked the
final two it relief.'*
The Pirates end the sea-
son on a 19-9 mark.
"Considering the quality
teams on our schedule, I -
believe this was a remarkable
achievement," Roland said.
"Seven of our nine losses.
came against playoff teams.
"We're losing a large sen-
ior class but we return a great
core group of underclass-
men."
The Pirates were the dis-
trict champions and defeated
Bolles in the. region quarterfi-
nal May 3.


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Brendan Manning, above left, reaches third base. His double knocked in the first Pirate run in the second inning.
Jeremy Taylor backs up pitcher Ryne Casey as he fields a bunt, above right. CJ. Shelton's sacrifice fly in the third
knocked in the Pirates' second run, scored by James Martin. Martin is congratulated by teammates, below right.


FBHS Coach Ken Roland talks with
catcher James Martin,-above, in the
third inning Tuesday night in the
regional semifinal matchup at
Episcopal. Martin later scored the
Pirates' second run of the night. But it
wasn't enough. A two-run homer in the
bottom of the seventh propelled the
Eagles to the 3-2 win and a spot in the
regional title game. Avery Womble, left,
heads to first base. He scored the
Pirates' first run. Sean Phelps, far left,
at the plate. Cole Cannon and Mason
Mottayaw chat in the dugout, above
center. Martin in action behind the
plates above left.


Jaguars


rally fans,


announce


Team Teal


schedule
The Jacksonville Jaguars
released the 2012 Team Teal
rally schedule, part of the
community initiative to revive
support and pride in the team
and increase ticket sales. To
generate excitement and
recruit fans for the Jaguars,
Team Teal will host four pep
rallies across Northeast '
Florida.
"A new owner and coach,
an inspiring draft and axrein-
vigorated fan base are com-
bining to create what I expect
to be one of the most exciting
seasons in Jaguar history,"
said Tony Boselli, commis-
sioner for Team Teal. "Shahid
Khan is committed to a win-
ning team and a memorable
experience for Jaguars fans. I
want every fanin Jacksonville
to be a part of this unforget-
table season, and that starts
with building our momentum
at these Team Teal Rallies."
Each rally will be family
friendly and include appear-
ances by coaches, players,
Roar cheerleaders and Jaxson
de Ville. Specific coach and
player appearances will be
announced prior td each rally.
Activities include free
food, interactive and inflatable
games and draaw;ngs for
prizes from the Jaguars and
local vendors. The schedule
for the rallies, which are free
and open to the public, is as
follows:
Nassau County Team
Teal Rally, 6-8 p.m. May 17,
Atlantic Recreation Center;.
2500 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach
St Johns County Team
Teal Rally, 6-8 p.m. May 24,
World Golf Hall of Fame
IMAX Theater at World Golf
Village, One World Golf
Place, St. Augustine
Clay County Team Teal
Rally, 6-8 p.m. June 14, Moose
Haven, 1701 Park Ave.,
Orange Park
Jacksonville Zoo Team
Teal Rally, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June
15, Jacksonville Zoo, Range of
the Jaguar exhibit, 370 Zoo
Parkway, Jacksonville
Team Teal is a long-term
initiative to reconnect the
Jacksonville Jaguars with the'
Jacksonville community and
surrounding areas. Team
Teal members both indi-
vidual and companies can
earn points in return for help-
ing introduce new ticket own-
ers that make them eligible to
win special rewards and
prizes. Additionally, as season
ticket owners, Team Teal
members are eligible to
receive cash rebates with the
Jaguars new "Refer A Fan"
program.
For information about
Team Teal, visit myteamteal.
com, www.-facebook.com/my
teamteal or www.twitter.com/
myteamteal. For questions
about any Team Teal rally,
contact Kandi Begue at (904)
633-6342.
Fans wishing to purchase
Jaguars tickets for 2012
should call (904) 633-2000,
visit jaguars.com or come to a
Team Teal Rally A full sched-
ule of the Jaguars 2012 sea-
son is also available at jag
uars.com and fans can sign "
up to become members of
Team Teal at www.myteam
teal.com.


v FISHING

Bassmasters

plan tourney

for tiny anglers
The Nassau Bassmasters
will hold its 28th annual Kids
Fishing Tournament June 9 in
Nassauville. Junior anglers
will fish from 9 a.m. until


noon at Robert Wilcox's
pond. Donations are still
needed.
For information, contact
youth director Rick Dopson at
(904) '866-7720 or Roger
Linville at 225-8114.










12A FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012 SPORTS News-Leader


1972 Olympian guest speaker


for runner's club May 22 social


This summer all eyes will
be on London as the world's
best athletes compete* in the
2012 Summer Games. On
May 22 the Amelia Island
Runners club will proudly
host a free talk with a man
who knows exactly what it's
like represent the USA and
compete for the gold.
Jeff Galloway, coach, best-
1r. inc author, Runner's World
columnist and 1972 Olym-
pian, will be the featured
speaker for an Amelia Island
Runners social that is free
and open to the public. He
will talk about his time as a
competitive athlete, his expe-
rience as an Olympian and
how running and walking can
be a lasting part of everyone's
life.
The event will be at The
Courtyard Pub and Eats at
316 Centre St. in Fernandina
Beach. A social hour will be
from 6-7 p.m., followed by
Galloway's talk and a ques-
tion-and-answer session from
7-8 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will
be provided by the club and
meals and a cash bar will be
available.
The event is free but reser-
vations are required by May
20 by sending an email to
president@ameliaislandrun-
ners.com or calling 415-3097.
Founder of the Run-Walk-
Run method and a runner for
more than 50 years, Galloway
has provided training tips that
have benefited millions world-
wide as they prepare for both
short- and long-distance run-
ning events.
"Jeff has worked with
more than 200,000 runners
and walkers to help them
achieve their fitness goals,"
said Chris Twiggs of Fernan-
dina Beach, newly elected
president of Amelia Island
Runners and national pro-
gram director for Galloway
Training. "By inserting walk-


ED HARDEE/SPECIAL
Chris. Twiggs, left, with Olympic runner Jeff Galloway.


breaks into the long runs, we
are able to finish faster, feel-
ing better, with a much re-
duced risk of injury. The bot-
tom line is that almost anyone
can finish a half-marathon or
even a marathon using this
method."
Galloway is author of more
than 20 books, including the
landmark "Galloway's Book
oh Running," and is chief
executive officer of Galloway
i Productions. He competed in
the 1972 Olympics in the 10K
event and broke the U.S. 10-
mile record (47:49) in 1973.
Local runners should also
recognize him as one of the
founders of 26.2 with Donna,
the National Marathon to
Finish Breast Cancer, held
each February in Jacksonville
Beach. He also serves as
training director for Disney's
series of races at both Disney-
land in California and Walt
Disney World in Orlando.
Galloway will be visiting
Fernandina Beach as his


nationwide network of train-
ing programs launches a pro-
gram for Nassau County May
26. It will provide training for
beginning and advanced run-
ners alike with a goal to take
part in AIR's Reindeer Run
half-marathon in Fernandina
Beach Dec. 2. More informa-
tion about this new program
will be available at the free
event or by contacting Dawn
Hagel at DawnHagel@aol.
com or (904) 651-3446.,
"No matter our experience
level, age, or speed, Jeff
Galloway has something to
teach us all," Twiggs said.
"Our Amelia Island Runners
club is excited to host Jeff
this month for our social.
"We know this will be a
treat for all our existing mem-
bers and we hope that anyone
interested in finding out more ,
about ouir club, Jeff's new pro-,
gram here in Nassau County
or running and walking in
general will be' our guests at
this free event."


The Pirate Basketball Camps will be held
at the Fernandina Beach High School gytn for
boys and girls entering grades 2-9. Camp. .
directors are FBHS coaches Matt Schreiber
and Shane Talbert.
The first camp is from 12:30-3 p.m. June 6-
8 and the cost is $60. The,seconrd session is
from 9 a.m. to noon June 18-21. Fee is $80.
Register the first day of camp. For information,
contact Schreiber at (904) 635-2612.


Yulee Middle School will host basketball
camps this summer for athletes from all over
Nassau County and surrounding areas.
Instructors are Jonathan Ball and Jim
Richards. Game strategies and training will be
from 8-11 a.m. July 16-20. Cost is 60.
A basketball campri will be held from 8-11'
a.m. July 23-27 for ages 10-15. Cost is $60.
Attent both camps for just $100. For informa-
tion, contact Coach Ball at 225-8641.


Signupfor Pop Warner
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner is holding
registration for football and cheerleading for
the upcoming fall season through Aug. 19.
Registration fees are $100 for the first child
and $75 for each additional sibling through
June 30. Registration is online only through
June 22 at www.leaguelineup.com/fbpwa.
Manual registrations will be held at the field
every Saturday beginning June 23 and will
continue until the registration deadline Aug.
19. Online registrations will remain open dur-
ing the registration period.
Fees will increase July 1 to $150 for the
first child and $125 for each additional sibling
July 1 through Aug. 19.
For information please contact Lisa
Haddock at lisahaddock@hotmail.com or
225-9931.

FriendsofFernandinaAviation
Friends of Fernandina Aviation, a non-prof-
it organization promoting aviation and aero-
space education in .Nassau County, will mebt
at 9 a.m. May 12 at the Fernandina Beach
Airport. Contact Jerry Kawecki at 415-0217.

TeamTealevent May17
Join former Jaguars player Jeff Lageman
and Jaguars assistant head coach/defensive
coordinator Mel Tucker at the Nassau County
Team Teal Rally May 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave. Be part of an evening of excite-
ment that features the Roar, Jaxson De Ville,
food, inflatable and interactive games and
prize drawings.

Soccerm"youts
Amelia Island Youth Soccer Club will hold
tryouts May 29 and 31. Registration will begin
at 5:30 p.m. with tryouts starting at 6 p.m.
Download the medical release form from the
club website at www.aiysoccer.com, fill it out
and bring it to the tryout. There is a $5 tryout
fee. Bringan age appropriate ball, drink and
shin guards. The club is looking for players in
the age groups U11 boys and girls, U13 boys,
U15 boys and U19 boys'

Walk toEndAlzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End'
Alzheirrier's will take place Nov. 17 at Ceniral
Park in Fernandina Beach. Nearly 200 people
from the Fernandina Beach/Nassau area are*
expected at this year's event to raise aware-
ness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease.
' Alzheimer's Association Walk to End
Alzheimer's participants will participate in a
three-mile walk and will learn more about
Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities,
clinical trial enrollment and support programs
;and services of the Alzheimer's'Association.
Each walker will also join in a meaningful trib-
ute ceremony to honor those affected by
Alzheirmer's disease. Start or join a team at
alz.org/walk or by calling (904) 281-9077.

Independence5K
Vida Fitness will hold the annual Indepen-
dence 5K at the Omni Amelia Island Planta-


tion July 4. The 5K race will begin at 8 a.m;
and the one-mile youth fun run will begin at 9
a.m. Start and finish are at the Racquet Park
parking lot, located next to The Verandah
Restaurant. The course meanders through
the tree-canopied resort, located at 6800 First
Coast Hwy.

Flyingdub forms
Amelia Island Light Sport Flying Club
memberships are available for anyone with a
minimum of 200 hours PIC and who want to
fly for less than $50/hour. The AILS is a newly
formed flying club based at Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport.
AILS is currently in the evaluation process
to consider specific models of aircraft for club
lease and/or purchase. Become a principal
member now and be involved in this important
decision. Principal memberships are limited to
20 qualified pilots.,Contact Mickey Baity at
277-8360 or Lew Eason at 491-8638 for
membership details.

mStreetLittleIague
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 for
T-ball (ages 4-8). Cost is $25. Call President
Wayne Peterson at 753-1663.

Organized bike rides
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 and a bicycle in good
working condition are mandatory. Rides are
led by Don Eipert in conjunction with the North
Florida Bicycle Club. Call him at 261-5160 or
visit www.ameliaislandcycling.com or
www.nfbc.us.

Chenger Bowng
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. CaI *
Melinda Willaford at 261-3136 for information.

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

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


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SUDOKU* MUSIC NOTES
HOMES *SCHOOL NEWS
CLASSIFIED


FRIDAY, MAY 11,2012
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


B SECTION


llth Chamber Music Festival kicks off Sunday


Lynn Harrell, hailed as "the dean
of American cellists," will make two
appearances at the 2012 season of
the Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival, the largest musical event of
its kind in the Southeast. The 11th.
season of the festival, which runs
Sunday through June 8, was recently
named one of the Top 20 Events for
May 2012 by the Southeast Tourism
Society.
. In a 7 p.m. Beer & G Strings per-
formance titled Lyric Cello on May
23 at the Palace Saloon (117 Centre
St., Fernandina Beach), Harrell will
display the unique singingtonal


qualities of his
playing in an
evening of soar-
ing opera arias of
Verdi, Mozart
and Beethoven.
Tickets are $50
and can be pur-
chased at'
Harrell www.aicmf.com
ror by calling 261-
1779.
On May 26 at Amelia Plantation
Chapel (36 Bowman Road) in a 7:30
p.m. performance, he will collabo-
rate with two of his favorite young


SStringCheese Fling
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival kicks off Sunday at 4 p m.
. with "String Cheese Fling," a free string quartet concert of light classics
and popular favorites suitable for the whole family at the Amelia Park pavil-
* lion in Fernandina Beach featuring Philip Pan, violin; Aunca Duca, violin:
Clinton Dewing, viola; and Christopher Rex, cello. The concert is free and
open to the public, funded by the Rayonier Foundation No tickets
required For information visit www.aicmf com or call AICMF at 261-1779.


artists: violinist Giora Schmidt and
pianist victor Santiago Asuncion.
This concert will feature the dynam-
ic Beethoven Eb Major Cello Sonata
and blockbuster Schubert Bb Major.


Piano Trio. Tickets are $50.
Harrell's presence is felt through-
out the musical world:.A consum-
mate soloist, chamber musician,
recitalist, conductor and teacher, his


. work throughout the Americas,
Europe and Asia has'placed him in
the highest echelon of today's per-
forming artists. He is a regular guest
of many leading orchestras around
the globe. Harrell regularly collabo-
rates with such noted conductors as
James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner,
Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Andr6
Previn, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri
Temirkanov, Michael Tilson Thomas
and David Zinman. His extensive
discography numbers more than 30
recordings.
HARRELL Continued on 2B


Spirit ofMothers Daylivesin
SUSAN WHITMAN
For theNews-Leader W. S i -f .


T hree women recently.
completed a tribute to
their mothers, grand-
mothers and mothers-
in-law at the local mosaic wall. As
you look up upon the front gate of
the. Island Art Association at 18 N.
Second St., there is a section'dedi2-
cated to their mothers., It is situat-
ed at approximately 10 o'clock in
the upper left hand portion of the
gateway on the sidewalk side of
the entrance.
Karen McFadyen, Joan Fales
and Judy Loper all donated pieces
that in many cases had to be shat-
tered t6 incorporate them into the
mosaic board. All were donated
items from each family's collection
of pottery or china. Some are colo-
nial pieces as well as china from
England.
Sisters Joan and Karen grew up
in Chicago, Ill. Their mother's


S LEMiT'TED[ -
Motherboard creators, from left above, Karen McFadyen, Jud
Loper and Joan Fales, at the Island Art Association studio in
March-. Top, a closeup shows the fragments of china and pot
that make up the mosaic.

dish was a chipped- saucer with the They also contributed a sugar
word "Quimper" painted on it. bowl from an early American.


motherboard
ter that clearly reads, "Help your-,
self to sugar." This piece belonged
to Karen's.mother-in-law. It is,
located at the upper right hand
corner of the "motherboard."
iL Judy Loper, the third contribu-
tor, grew up in Almonesson, N.J., a
farming community approximately
one hour north of Atlantic City.
She and her mother; Ida
Richardson, and her grandmother,
Martha Zane, grew up in the same'
location in New Jersey. That was
where her descendants used to
farm.
Judy donated several items.,
The first is a piece of Wedgewood
thather husband bought for her in
H 1969. It has a "Strawberry Hill"
dy pattern. There is also a green and
white dish from Martha Zane
tery (Ida's mnther).It hia, illr -
ery "Blenheim" pattern marking from
colonial pottery made in Stoke,
England. A blue and white piece is
pot- MOTHER Continued on 2B
pot- MOTHER Continued on 2B


90-plus items up for auction at Wild Amelia Festival


The sixth annual Wild Amelia
Nature Festival will offer a silent
auction of more than 90 items as.
part of the festival's Ekpo on
Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m.
until 3 p.m. at the Atlantic.Avenue
Recreation Center in Fernandina
Beach. Items for both children
and adults are included in this
year's offerings, and the items
have a wide range of monetary
value as well. There is something


for everyone in this auction, so
come and make some bids.
Among the 90-plus items that
have been donated for the silent
auction, there are numerous
adventure package experiences,
including boat cruises with Amelia
River Cruises, Windward Sailing
and Okefenokee Adventures; a
round of golf for four at the Golf
Club of Amelia Island; a kayak
tour with Kayak Amelia; Segway


tours; ghost tour passes; mas-
sages; and a horse-drawn carriage
ride.
Vacation stays at the Amelia
Hotel at the Beach and the
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge and a day
trip to the Greyfield Inn will also
be up for bid. There will be jewel-
ry, pottery, paintings, wood-carv-
ings and photographs from local
businesses and artisans. In addi-
tion to gift certificates to over 20


local restaurants, the Wild Amelia
Nature Festival Silent Auction will
include treasures for children, as
well.
The Silent Auction will be open
for bids from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
winning bidders may pay for their
purchases by cash, check or credit
card and are encouraged to take
their items home after the sale has
WILD Continued on 3B,


Musician


tackles life


head-on

you what to do when life gives
you lemons or thi o S you a
curve, but.it takAs a special tal-
ent to deal with life's challenges head-on
by writing songs. And that's what makes
Gretchen Peters so special. Her ninth
album, Hello Cruel World, reflects her abil-
ity to emerge
fully alive Gretchen Peters will
and opti- perform on Saturday at
mistic after "An Evening of Story &
experiencing Song." the popular con-
some tough cert series presented by
times. First Coast
Explain- Communiy
ing Hello Bank and
Cruel Mixed
World's gen- Media and
esis, Peters hosted by
says, "In Mark and
2010 the uni- Donna Paz
verse three" Kaufman. The perform-
its best and ance takes place in Burns
its worst at Hall at St Peter's
me-Some of Episcopal Church Open
it was per- seating at 7-15 p.m. show
sonal, some stars at 8 p m A $15
global. All of donation to the artist is
it seemed to requested For more infor-
demand that maiion, call 277-2664.
Ireddfine my
ideas of per-
manence and reevaluate what I believe in,
to literally rethink what is real." First the
Gulf of Mexico oil spill put an eco-di4aster
at the doorsteps of the cottage in the
Florida Panhandle where Peters writes
much of her music. Then a friend of 30
years committed suicide in his Colorado
home, followed quickly by the worst flood
in the history of her adopted hometown of
Nashville. Add to that a ray of light in
Peters' marriage to her longtime piano
accompanist and partner Barry Walsh,
which affirmed their musical and personal
commitment of more than 20 years.
Peters says creating Hello Cruel World
SONG Continued on 2B


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'WIZARD OF OZ'
The community production
of "The Wizard of Oz," which
opened Thursday on the
Fernandina Beach Middle
School stage, 315 Citrona Drive,
features more than 140 cast and
crew, under, the direction of Judy Tipton. The pro-
duction benefits Communities In Schools.
"The Wizard of Oz" was a 1940 Oscar Award-
winner for Best Music, Original Score and Best
Music, Original Song for "Over the Rainbow."
Performances are tonight and May 12 and May 18-
19 at 7:30 p.m.,with a matinee May 13 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and available at the door or in
ad\ a ncc at FBMS and Amelia Awards, 815 S.
Eighth St.

BLUE DOOR ART
Casey Matthews will exhibit her new large
abstract paintings through the month of June.






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Please join the Blue Door' .
Artists for a reception May -" ,:,'
12 from 5-8 p.m. honoring,
the featured artist, and .. '
enjoy an open studio tour.
The Blue Door Artists are
located upstairs at 2051/2 Centre St., in down-
town Fernandina Beach.
Regular business hours are Monday-Saturday
from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For information call 491-7733 or
visit www.bluedoorartists.com.



The Island Art Association
will feature artist Jose Garcia
at the next Second Saturday
Artrageous Art Walk May 12
with an opening reception
from 5-8 p.m. at the gallery, 18
N. Second St. Also ori view
will be the latest Nouveau Art


juried, themed exhibition, 'And Then There Was
Light." James Wilderman won Best of Show. For
information visit www.islandart.org or call 261-
7020.



Seventh Street Gallery
invites you to a post Shrimp
Festival reception May 12 from
5-8 p.m. for mixed media artist
Jose Garcia and photographer
Wayne Howard: The show fea-
tures suites of their favorite
works entitled "Redux." Share Saturday night
with friends enjoying art, its color and form.
movement and moods. Garcia is Artist of the
Month" at the Island Art Association. The gallery
is located at 14 South Seventh St. (across from
Lulu's) in downtown Fernandina Beach. For ques-
tions or to arrange an alternate viewing time, call
432-8330.


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FRIDAY. MAY 11,2012 LEISURE News-Leader


OUT AND ABOUT


MUSIC NOTES


SPECIAL EVENTS

The American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 54 will serve
baked ham, scalloped pota-
toes, vegetable and dessert
for an $8 donation May 12
from 5-7 p.m. Come cele-
brate Mother's Day early. The
public is welcome to purchase
food to go or eat in our
smoke-free meeting hall, 626
S. Third St.

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. May 15 at the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department Community
Room, 1525 Lime St. James
Mitchell Brown will present
"Ancestor Research: Explor-
ing Genealogical Resources
for the War of 1812," with dis-
cussion and visual images of
conventional resources as
well as lesser known state or
federal-level records. It will
conclude with a focus on
important finding aids and pro-
tocol on how to locate and
obtain copies of the discussed
resources. Public welcome.

Cummelia will hold its
annual meeting on May 16
at 5 p.m. at the Plantation
Artists' Guild & Gallery,
Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Spa and Shops, 94 Amelia-
Village Circle. Cummer
Museum Director Hope
McMath will highlight the suc-
cess of the past year and The
Cummer's upcoming exhibi-
tions and educational pro-
grams. Cocktails and hors d'
oeuvres will be served. RSVP
to Wendy Stanley at (904)
899-6007 or wstanley@cum-
mer.org. Cummelia members
admitted free; cost is $15 for
Thon-memhbers.

The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
hold its lunch-meeting on
May 17 at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club at 11:30 a.m.
Philippe Boets, the owner of
Petanque America, will give a
brief history of the game, how
it started here, tournaments in
Femandina Beach and
upcoming events.
Tickets are $15 with reser-
vations by May 12 and $17 at
the door. For reservations call
Bob Keane, 277-4590. Men,
.whether new or longtime resi-
dents, are welcome to join the
club. Visit www.mensnew
comersclub.org..

Riding Into History, one
of America's premier vin-
tage motorcycle events, will
return to World Golf Village
in St. Augustine May 18-19.
The weekend will feature a
Concours d'Elegance on
Saturday, with a charity ride.
leaving from BMW Motorcy-
cles of Jacksonville. The
'Grand Marshal's Historic
Lunch Ride to St. Augustine,
led by Mitch Boehm, and the
Grand Marshal's Dinner at the
Legends Grill in the WGV will
be held Friday. BMWNEF-
presents the event.
All proceeds benefit the
Jacksonville-based Wounded
Warrior Project.For informa-


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The third annual Historic
American Beach Bid Whist
Tournament is May 19 from
2-6:30 p.m. at the American
Beach Community Center,
1600 Julia St., American.
Beach, with prizes for first-,
second- and third-place win-
ners. Registration fee is $20
per person. Fried fish by Chef
Ron and nonalcoholic bever-
ages will be available for pur-
chase. For information and to
register call 310-6696, email
amerbeachevents@ aol.com
or visit www.historicamerican-
beach.com. On-site registra-
tion begins at 1:15 p.m. the
day of. Play begins at 2 p.m.
This event is sponsored by
American Beach Property
Owners'Association, Inc.

The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
you to its next 3rd Friday on
3rd Street presentation May
18 at 6'p.m. celebrating the
450th anniversary of the
French Huguenots landing
on Amelia Island and eventu-
ally founding Fort Caroline in
Jacksonville. Judy Peacock, a,
history professor at Florida
State College at Jacksonville,
will discuss Rend Goulaine de
Laudonniere and the Hugue-
nots. Laudonniere was-one of
the leaders of the ill-fated
expedition, but managed to,
escape the massacre by the
Spanish. Admission is free for
members and $10 for non-
members. Contact Alex at
261-7378, ext. 102.

The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
the public to -, book signing
and info :ir.a ,.hat with
Phoebe Howard, author of
The Joy of Decorating, on
May 22 from 3-5 p.m. at the
Omni Racquet Park Confer-
ence Center, Amelia Island.
-Tickets are $15 and include
tea, champagne and refresh-
ments. RSVP to liz@amelia-
museum.org or 261 -7378.

Micah's Place will host
"A Savory Taste from A
Savory Place" featuring
"chefs" from its board, aux-
iliary, volunteers, civic and
church groups in a dookloff
using recipes from-the organi-
zation's "A Savory Place"
cookbook. Enjoy samples of
wine and beer and live music.
Guests will vote for their favo-
rite-recipes. The event is June
2 from 4-7 p.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recrea-tion Center.
Tickets are $35 and available
at the Purple Dove Resale
Center, next to Dick's Wings
in Yulee, or contact Kelly
Monti at projectcoordina-
tor@micahsplace.org or 491-
6364, ext. 102 for tickets or to
sign up as a "chef."

THEATER

Fernandina Little Theatre
has an opening for one man
or woman, ages 20-40, for
the cast of "The Iliad, The
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Free concerts
The Rayonier Foundalion is funding a free concert series
as pan of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
May 19 at 11 a m enloy the McDufire Cenier Showcase
youngn g artists from the McDutfie Center for Sirings at Mercer
ninwersity playing selections by Mendelssohn Gliere and
more at the Nassau County Courthouse. 416 Centre Sr
Fernandina Beach
On May 26 at 1 p m is Family Concert The French are
coming' Celebrate the 450th anni.,ersary of the French arrr al
in Florida with the Four Nations Ensemble This concede will
.lemonstrate what makes it French For families and children
of all ages. at Prince of Peace of Lutheran Church. 2600
Atlantic Ave Fernandina Beach Sealing is limited so please
arrive early
The 11 h season of the Amelia island Chamber Music
Festival runs from May 13 through June 6 For complete infor-
mation visil www acmi corn
Jazz concert
The Amelia Island Jazz Festival's Scholarship Benefit
Concert is May 24 from 7-9 p m at Racquet Park in the Heron
PRoom 01 he Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation, featuring
this year's scholarship winner, saxophonist Boyce Grrfitrh 18.
with The Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz All-Stars including D:,ug
Matthews. piano; Ernie Ealum bass, Bonnie Eisele. vocals,
and special guests
Tickets are $,25 and available at www amelhaislandlazzies-
rival com, the UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road. or al the AIFBY
Chamber ,o Commerce, Gateway to Amelia. AlA and Amelia
Palkway Call 'i904. 1504-4772 or email intoo'ameliaislandlaz-
zfestival corn
Let Freedom Ring
The annual Let Freedom Ring concert, promoted by
ARIAS and featuring the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
led by Conduclor Fablo Mechetti. will be held or' Memorial
Day Monday, May 28. at the First Baptist Church, 1600 S
Eighth SI Fernandina Beach As in past years, this popular
concert features patriotic music, including some of America's
best-knwn marches
Doors open at 6 p m and the concert sails at 7 p m
Tickets are $20 and available at The Book Loft, Front &
Centre, Amelia Island Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Ferna-ndina Beach Golf Club. The Golt Club of Amelia Island
and the Reception Center of the Omni Resort at Amelia Island
Plantation Tickets will also be available at the door For infor-
mation call Pat Murray at 321-4174
Jazzjam
A jazz nim is held at Pables, 12 N Second St, Fernandina
EBeach i..rn 7-10 p.m the lirst Wednesday of each month
Musicians are Inviled to sit in for one song or the whole night
Join the mailing list by emailing beechflyer-'_.bellsoulh net
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N Second St. live music Visit Dog
Star on Facebook Visit Reverbnation corn for a list of upcom-
ing acts Call 277-8010

The Working Class Stifft vinyl record nighl is Tuesdays


Irom 8 p rn -midnight at the Dug Star Tavern with music rang-
ing from blues to country to rock and pop, all played from vinyl
records More than 1,000r vinyl records are for sale every
week Hosted by DJ J G World and Jim Call 277-6010
Florida House Inn
Florida House Inn 22 S Third St, hosts Hickory Wind in
the Frisky Mermaid bar on Thursdays trom 7 30-110 p m Call
491- 3322
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle. 14 S. Third St., Irve music Call 321-
232-4
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove featuring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny
Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton. plays each
Thursday, night at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Dress is
casual For intormalion call Holmes at 556-6772
OKanes
C' Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery. 318 Centre St tree trivia
each Monday at 7 30 p m wine tasting the third Tuesday at
6 20 p m with 10 wines lor $10 along "ith cheese and crack-
ers and live entertainment dar tournamnenl every Tuesday at
7 30 p m Dan Voll Tuesdays trom 7 30--11 30 p m the Davis
Turner Band Thursday trom 8 30 prn m -midnight and Friday
and Saturday from 8 30 p m -12-30 a rn Call 261-1000 Visit
www okanes corn
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centie Si Monday nights reggae
with Pill Pili and Chillakaya One, Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project Wednesdays Wes Cobb, Thursdays Hupp & Rob in
the Palace & DJ Buca in Sheffield's, Fridays and Saturdays
regional bands and DJ Anonymoos at Shetfield's Call Bill
Childers ai 491-3322 or e-mail bil '-thepalacesaioon corm
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach. 2910 Atlantic Ave The
Macy's play each Wednesday from 6-9 p m trivia Thursdays,
li'e music every Friday and Saturday at 8 p m. Call 310-6904
Visit w.'w SandyBottc'msAmelia corn
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill 1998 S Fletcher Ave The Macy's 6-
10 pm Fridays and Salurdays live music 9 p m -1 a m
Friday-Sunday in the Breakers Bar, irve music 1-5 p m and 6-
10 p m. in the Tikt Ear Saturday and Sunday, Pill Pill reggae
from 7-11 p mn Wednesdays, live music 6-10 p m. every night
Call 277-6652 Visit wwvw slidersseaside corn Join Sliders on
Facebook and Twitter
TheSurf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar 3199 South Fletcher Ave
Ernie & Debi Evans tonight Neil Diamond tribute show (*wth
Marc Dobson) May 12, John Waters Duo 1-5 p m and
Richard Siratlon 6-10 p m May 1 Kent Kirby, May 14 Alex
Alfronti May 15. DJ Roc May 16 and Reogge Lee May 17
Entertainment is 5-9 pm Monday-Thursday, 6-10 p m
Friday and Satuirday and 1-5 pm and 6-10 p r Sunday Call
261-5711


Band of brothers playing Dog Star tonight


Led by the founding members of
Blueground Undergrass, The Mosier
Brothers Band brings 30 years of expe-
rience to its latest project of alternative
Cosmic Americana and bluegrass-laced
roots rock.
The band will play the Dog Star
Tavern, 10 N. Second St., Fernandina
Beach at 8 p.m. tonight. Cover charge is
$5. '
Veterans of the jamband and jam-
grass scene, this new undertaking
draws even more from their influences,
ranging from bluegrass and jazz to psy-
chedelic folk-rock and alt-country. Their
polished and uplifting CD "On My Way"
sends the listener on an enjoyable foot-


Less," a fast-paced comedy
by Jay Hopkins and John
Hunter, to be directed by
Amelia Hart.
On a simple stage, with the
clock ticking in front of every-
one's eyes, the cast speeds
through all of Greek mytholo-
gy. The Gods walk the Red
Carpet, the creation of man-
kind is a botched subcontrac-
tor's job, love stories are a
dating show and the Greek
tragedies are sports high-


HARRELL continuedd from 1B
A Washington Post music critic wrote:
"Harrell's artistry marries elegant
restraint, a sensitive.musical imagination
and commanding technique ... while his
cello joined in magical conversation with
the National Symphony Orchestra wood-
winds..."
The 2012 season of the Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival will feature


SONG Continued from 1B
"was like coming home after a
long trip, unlocking the front
door and putting my baggage
down. Telling these stories
was part of the process of
stripping myself bare of all
the lies, half-truths, false
selves and misguided inten-
tions we take on in the course
of living."
Certain themes began. to
emerge after she finished the
recording: the idea that sur-


MOTHER Continued from lB
present from the collection of
Richardson from Swinner, Staffordshire,
England in the "Kent" pattern.
Lastly is the collection of bone china
from Evelyn Bacon Loper (Judy's moth-
er-in-law). This is a hand-painted china
with a pattern of floral yellow and pink
roses. It lies a little left of center. It is
chipped pieces of a plate bearing the


tapping jaunt out on the road and back
home again.
At the helm is electric banjo front-
man (and former Phish bluegrass
coach) Jeff Mosier (aka "The
Reverend") along with brother Johnny
Mosier on guitar. Former BGUG fiddler
and mandolin player Edward Hunter
underpins the front line, and drummer
Will Groth and bassist Kris Dale bring
the.rock solid array of styles to fill in the
eclectic genre-bending arrangements
for which the Mosier Brothers are best
known. Always high energy and enter-
taining, each show is a musical journey.
Continuing in the tradition of show-:
casing their versatility in the many '


lights! Rehearsals are two
weeknights and Saturday
afternoons. Performances are
June 23-30.
Contact Hart for an audi-
Ition at 206-2607 or
aahart@yahoo.com.
* *
Carmike Amelia Island 7
Theater, South 14th and
Lime streets, will feature a
streaming live performance
of The Royal Ballet dancing
La Fille Mal Gardee on May


16 at 2:30 p.m. An encore
performance will be shown
May 29 at 7 p.m. The Bolsholi
will dance The Bright Stream
with Raymonda live on June
24 at 11 a.m. and at 4 p.m.
and July 10 at 7 p.m.
For information contact the
Carmike Theater at 261-9867.

MUSEUMS
One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical information


more than 40 internationally acclaimed
artists performing in 16 concerts held in
small, intimate venues, including 19th
century churches and the historic court-
house. Other featured performers
include violinist Anne Akiko Meyers,
pianists Orli Shaham and Natasha.
Paremski, the Four Nations chamber
ensemble, the Linden String Quartet, and
violinist David Coucheron and his sister,
pianist Julie Coucheron. On the lighter


vival is triumph, and that the
real heroes are the ones who
endure. The others have to
do with spirituality, faith and
the nature of art.
Even as a child, Peters had
a creative urge knocking
inside her. Until she found
the guitar, she was interested
in anything expressive: poet-
ry, art, dance. But, as Peters
says, "Music was a tall, dark
stranger that I've been in love
with, or maybe stalking, ever
sincee"


As a teenager, she started
performing in the Boulder,
Colo., folk circuit and
moved to Nashville in.the
.late 1980s. Then her career
as a songwriter really took off
in 1995 when Martina
McBride recorded
"Independence Day." After
that a string of great vocalists
- Pam Tillis, Trisha
Yearwood, Patty Loveless,
Neil Diamond, George Strait,
Etta James began to record
her songs.


inscription "EBL." She painted the plate
in the early 1940s. Evelyn, or EBL, grew
up and lived her life in Bridgeton, N.J.
Each of these dedicated mothers is
loved by their families. Karen, Joan and
Judy had so much fun putting their
"Motherboard" together. They were
inspired by the hard work and dedication
of the other artists involved in the wall
project. The threesome took a Saturday
morning to mount their pieces to the


modes of bluegrass, The Mosier .
Brothers join Peter Rowan for a four
show mini-tour in June. This will be an
A-Z bluegrass retrospective musical con-
cert spanning the career of Peter Rowan
including his years with Bill Monroe,
Jerry Garcia & Old and In the Way,
Muleskinner, Crucial Country and the
various progressive styles of this artist.
I Accompanied by veterans of the jam-
grass. scene, The Mosier Brothers
Band, this musical performance piece
promises to be a true adventure -
through all the strata of Peter Rowan's
diverse and rich musical career.
Visit www.themosierbrothers.com.
Call Dog Star at 277-8010.


about downtown Fernandina
and a good-time for all. Join
the Amelia Island Museum of
History Thursdays at 5:30
p.m. to tour four of the town's
most notorious or historic
pubs and bars. One ticket will
get you one drink at each
establishment and an earful of
colorful tales. Tickets are $25
per person (must be 21). Res-
ervations required.-Contact
Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or
Thea@ameliamuseum.org.


side, the festival will offer three of its pop-
ular Beer & G Strings performances,
including an old-fashioned hoedown with
fiddler and composer April Verch and her
band, as well as a French cabaret plus a
series of free community concerts.
The complete 2012 Festival schedule
can be viewed at www.aicmf.com.
Tickets, which range from $20 to $50, are
available online or by calling the box
office at 261-1779.


What you'll hear in
Gretchen Peters' songs is the
sheer triumph of survival and
of finding strength, joy and
growth in everyday life
despite the challenges of our
increasingly complex times.
Her characters don't just
search for fulfillment they
take risks to find it. Like
Peters sings, "And if there is
no hereafter/And there is
only. here/Life is still a beauti-
ful disaster/Ah, but we both
know that my dear."


Hardy board. They did this to show their
love and as a way to honor their mothers.
Much of the wall has pieces that are spe-
cial in many ways to those who made the
donations of time and materials for the
completion of the mosaic wall.
Come and see for yourself! The spirit
is alive and well in honoring Mother's
Day at the mosaic wall downtown. The
Island Art Association welcomes you!
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FRIDAY, MAY 11.2012/News-Leader


HOMES


Farmers market
The Fernandina Farmers
Market Booth With A Cause
program will host St. Michael
Academy on May 12. St.
Michael Academy is a pre-K
through eighth grade not-for-
profit Catholic school in the
historic district that strives to
help children grow with strong
minds, hearts, faith and
respect.
At the market, the acade-
my will have information about
its Long Point Golf
Tournament on May 25. They
also will be selling raffle tick-
ets for six drawings including
a week in a Puerto Rican
beach villa, four nights at a ski
in/ski out condo in Aspen,
$500 cash, a "Dinner of the
Month" with 12 certificates for
local restaurants, the new
"iPad, and $1,000 toward St.
Michael Academy tuition.
Also at the market
Saturday will be Sweet Grass
Dairy, Steephill Maple Syrup,
Log Cabin Citrus, Minorcan
Datil Pepper and An-
Believable Egg Rolls. To sign
up for the E-Mail Newsletter,
go to www.fernandinafarmers-
market.com.
The market is open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
at Seventh and Centre streets
with farm-fresh produce,
organic products and.special-
ty foods. Discover gourmet
baked goods and choose
from a wide variety of special-
ty plants. Call 491-4872 or
visit www.femandinafarmers-
market.com. For information.
on the newest event, the
Amelia Island Wine Festival
on Oct. 13 at the downtown
waterfront, visit www.ameliaw-
ine.com.
Birdingtrip
The Nassau County Bird
Club will hold a field trip at
Four Creeks State Forest on
May 12 starting at 8 a.m., rain
or shine. Meet at the entrance
and then proceed to Boggy
Creek Landing, parking at the
intersection to Boggy Creek
Landing and Four Creeks
Road. Take AlA west lowardi
Callahanr: When the road
becomes two-way, watch for
signage on the left.
Bring binoculars, field
guide, bug juice, sunscreen,
sunshades, rain gear, layered
clothing and water..Contact
Carol Wyatt at 261-9272 or
carolinewgw@aol.com.
Talbotwalk
Join Walkin' Nassau for a
walk around Little Talbot
Island, 12157 Heckscher
Drive, Jacksonville on May
12. Sign in starts at 9:15 a:m.
at a picnic table in the parking
lot. Look for the Walkin
Nassau T-shirts. Walk beings
at 9:30 a.m., with 5K and 10K'
options.. Park entrance fee is
$5 per car. Everyone wel-
come. For information contact
Jarle Bailey at dnjbailey@
mindspring.com or 261-9884.


Plant sale
The Nassau County
Master Gardeners Plant Sale
is May 19 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Plants that have been propa-
gated by Master Gardeners
will be on sale. Plant selection
is greatly expanded with more.
plants that attract butterflies
and hummingbirds and lots of
herbs. Come early for the best
selection. Please note the
new location at the UF/IFAS
Nassau County Demonstra-
tion Garden on Nassau Place
in Yulee. For more information
call the Extension office at
(904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on phone duty
Friday at 491-7340.
Plant clinic I
County Extensidn
Director/Horticulture Agent
Becky Jordi will conduct a
Plant Clinic on May 21 from
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Yulee
Extension Office (AlA and
Pages Dairy Road). All county
residents are invited to bring
plant samples showing prob-
.lems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
and solutions offered for cor-
rection. There is no fee for this
service. For information call
(904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on office duty
on Friday at 491-7340.
Palm class
On May 31, from 8:15
a.m.-2:45 p.m., a Limited
Commercial Landscape.
Maintenance (LCLM) class
will be held for professionals
who want to take the LCLM
test. Professionals must have
six hours of training to be eli-
gible to take the test. The
class will be held at the Betty
P. Cook Nassau Center's Red
Bean Technical Building in the
Nassau room. Cost is $25;
lundh is included. Study mate-
rials must be purchased sepa-
rately. Register at www.even
tbrite.com/event/3251490295
unless paying by cash. Cash
payments are accepted at the
Extension Office in Callahan.
The deadline is May 25 at 1
p.m.' For class'irifb'rmation see
the website above. This will
provide 4 CEUs for re-certifi-
cation. For additional informa-
tion contact Rebecca Jordi at
rljordi@ufl.edu, or (904) 879-.
1019.
Botanical garden
The Paul and Suzi Schutt
Florida Native Botanical .
Garden invites Scouts, church
groups, youth and school
groups and clubs to reserve
the space at no charge.
Amenities include a large
screened sunset gazebo with
tables and chairs, ice-maker,
grill and grill tools and a fire .
pit. Horseshoes and bocce
ball equipment are nearby,
along with a restroom. To
reserve, contact Paul Schutt
at 201-0987 or Nassau
County Extension office at
(904) 879-1019.


New exhibitors at Wild Amelia Festival


The sixth annual Wild Amelia Nature
Festival has announced that new
exhibitors will be added to this year's
EcoExpo at the Festival on Saturday,
May 19, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the .
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center in
Fernandina Beach.
These new/exhibitors will join the
over two dozen exhibitors returning to
the festival. This Expo brings together
nonprofit conservation and environmen-
.tal groups, outfitters, green businesses
and artists and craftsmen whose work
focuses on nature.
The Expo has exhibits for adults, and
a passport educational program for chil-
dren. In the latter, children are given a
passport-sized booklet of questions
about the festival mascot-this year, the
bobcat, and'travel around the exhibits to
find the answers to those questions.
When that is complete, the child
receives a prize from the festival.
Additionally, the Kids' Niche outside has
interactive, hands-on, make-ard-take
activities for children, and live animals
from the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
There is no admission charge for.the
Expo, which is open to nature.lovers of
all ages.
Among the new exhibitors at the
Expo this year will be the Timucuan
Preserve, the Jacksonville Shell Club,
Amelia River Excursions Inc. and
Shutgart's Wood Carvings.
Bruce Shugart, the artist and owner
of Shugart's Wood Carvings, comes
from a long family tradition of woodcarv-
ing in St. Augustine. Taught by his
father, Shugart began woodcarving at
the age of 12 and entered local shows
and coAtests. Marriage, a family and the
need for a "real job" forced Shugart to
focus on earning a living and temporarily
give up his love of carving and art. He
worked for the St. Johns County
Sheriff's Office for 22 years. Upon retire- .
ment seven years ago, however, he was
able to re-focus on his art and has been
carving six to seven days a week since
then at a shop in his home.


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PHOTOBYJOHN BROOKS/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER
This year's Wild AmeliaoNature Festival mascot the Florida bobcat -
greets Ranger Dan Tardona from the Timucuan Preserve, who gave the
final Wild Nite 2012 presentation on the Florida bobcat at the Peck Center
on Tuesday. The Wild Amelia Nature Festival will be held from May 18-20
at venues on and around Amelia Island; visit www.wildamelia.com for a
complete program schedule.


He concentrates now on'nature carv-
ing and the wildlife in and around
Florida; he also does some painting on
wood, since his first love was art. A con-
servationist, Shugart uses recycled .
wood in his work. Showing his work at .
only two or three festivals each year,
Shugart says, "I focus on working with
nature groups who are trying to make a
difference with their efforts to promote
awareness and good ecological prac-
tices." He will be bringing a variety
of his work to the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival on May 19, including some
pieces he-made specifically for the
festival.


Partners with the city of Fernandina
Beach, Department of Parks and
Recreation, the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival is an all-volunteer nonprofit
organization whose mission is to protect
Amelia's wildlife and wild places through
education. The three-day festival
includes the Expo, ecotours, nature pho-
tography classes, a sea turtle release
(Friday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at Main
Beach), a silent auction at the Expo,
music and fun and learning for all ages,
For more information go to
www.wildarielia.com and for updated
festival news, visit Wild Amelia Nature
Festival on Facebook.


Historic preservation subject of workshop


In order to help current and prospec-
tive historic property owners learn more
about their properties and how to main-
tain and improve them, the city of
Fernandina Beach is hosting a first-ever
historic preservation workshop on May
19.
Titled "Historic Preservation
Matters," this free event will provide
assistance'to current and potential his-
toric property owners through a series
of workshops designed to highlight spe-
cial needs of historic buildings, includ-
ing:
Disaster preparedness,
Safety and security,
Researching house histories,
Energy efficiency,
Financing restoration and con-
struction, and
Native landscaping.
Additional activities to raise aware-
ness among the public about historic
preservation will:
Highlight cultural resources relat-
ed to historic preservation, such as


archaeology and cemetery protection,
Provide educational activities for
children to focus on archaeology, city
planning and architecture, and
Coordinate a variety of tours
through our historic districts, highlight-
ing both our rich local story and the
positive results of historic property
rehabilitation. (Tours are the only por-
tion of the workshop that will require a
fee payable directly to the tour opera-
tor.)
This workshop has been funded in
part by a Preserve America grant
offered through the Florida Division of
Historical Resources. Additional funding
has been provided by event sponsors


First Coast Community Bank, Myers
Tree Service, Fast Signs, Custom
Homes by Bryan Lendry, the Florida
House Inn and the Amelia Island-
Fernandina Restoration Foundation.
Donations not used for the event will go
towards the city's Historic Preservation
Trust Fund. The event is being hosted
in partnership with the Amelia Island
Museum of History and the Florida
Public Archaeology Network.
For more information, visit
www.fbfl.us/HPMatters or contact
Adrienne Dessy, Historic Preservation
Planner, at 277-7325. Advance registra-
tion for the event is available at:
http://hpmatters.eventbrite.com.


DON'T LITTER .


SPAY. NEUTER
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PHOTO BY JOHN BROOKS/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER
A two-hour sailing cruise with captain is just one of the
more than 90 items up for bid at the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival Silent Auction on Saturday, May 19, from 10
a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Atlantic Recreation Center in
Fernandina Beach.


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been processed.
The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, an all-volunteer non-
profit, exists to "protect our
natural wildlife and wild
places through education"
and offers free educational
programs throughout the
year, in addition to the three-
day festival (May 18-20). The
festival itself includes an
"Evening of Music under the
Stars" at Fort Clinch on
Friday evening; ecotours
throughout the three-day
period; nature photography


classes; a huge exhibit of non-
profit organizations dedicated
to conserving nature, as well
as "green" businesses; kid-
s'activitics and live animals; a
sea turtle release at Main
Beach on Friday at 11 a.m.;
music and more.
For more information, visit
www.wild amelia.com and
check updates on the Wild
Amelia Nature Festival
Facebook page. The city of
Fernandina Beach, Depart-
ment of Parks and Recreation,
partners annually with Wild
Amelia to make the festival a
reality.


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AROUND SCHOOL


Amelia Montessori
Amelia Island Montessori
School, 1423 Julia St.,
Fernandina Beach, is
enrolling children for the
2012-13 school year. The
school offers a safe and nur-
turing Montessori environ-
ment for ages 18'months to
12 years. The school is
accredited by the Florida
Council of Independent
Schools and the Florida
Kindergarten Council and is
a member of the American
Montessori Society. AIMS
also participates in the state
VPK program and accepts
the McKay and Step.Up For
Students Scholarships.
For information or to
schedule a tour visit -
www.ameliaislandmontes-
sori.com or call 261-6610.
SACmeeting
The regular School
Advisory Council meeting at
Southside Elementary
School, 1112 Jasmine St.,
will be held at 2:30 p.m. May
14 in the library., Parents and
the community are invited to
attend. Call 491-7941 for
information.
NACDAC meets
NACDAC meets the third
Tuesday of the month. The
next meeting is May 15 at 4
p.m. in the community room
above Scott & Sons Fine
Jewelry, 9900 Amelia Island
Pkwy.
Alexis Tuner, a senior.at
Fernandina Beach High
School, will discuss teen self-
mutilation and prevention.
This is a dynamic presenta-
tion that brings awareness.
and insight to a sensitive
issue. For information visit
www.nacdac.org or call
Susan Woodford at 261-5714,
ext. 2616.
Band concert
The Emima-Love Hardee,
Elementary School Band,
featuring 58 musicians from


third through fifth grade
under the direction of Diane
Demeranville, will make its
concert debut bon May 17 at
7 p.m. in the school cafete-
ria, 2200 Susan Drive. The
band is funded by the
Amelia Arts Academy After
School Initiative.
The concert is free but
donations to the academy to
further this cause are appre-
ciated. For information call
277-2787: '
Open house
The Amelia Island Parent
Co-Operative Preschool will
have an Open House for
interested parents on May
17 from 6-8 p.m. at-the pre-
school, 5040 First Coast
Hwy., beside The Dome
Healing Center. AIPCP
offers a quality education for
2- and 3-year-olds. For infor-
mation visit www.aipcp.org
or call 261-1161.
Literacyworkshop
The Friends of the
Fernaridina Beach library
Children's-Committee, in
partnership with the Nassau
County Public Library
System, will sponsor
"Building Blocks of Literacy
with Sherry Norfolk" on
May 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. at
the library, 25 N. Fourth St.
This fun-filled, hands-onr
workshop is-free for adults
who are parents, teachers or
caregivers. The theme is:
Reading Aloud is fun, free
and experts agree that it pro-
vides the very best founda-
tion for the development of
emergent literacy skills.
Topics include: Why
reading aloud is so impor-
tant; How to engage kids in
books and reading; What
activities enhance the learn-
ing process; and how the
library's new check-but
Home Early Literacy Kits
can help.
For information visit
"w.riassaureads.com or..
call 277-7365.


SCHOLARSHIPS


ABWA
The Eight Flags Charter Chapter of the American
Business Women's Association (ABWA) is funding one
$2,000 scholarship through the Stephen Bufton Memorial
Educational Fund. Candidates must be female and (1) U.S.
citizens and residents of Nassau County; (2) attending or
planning to attend a 4-year university and (3) have a cumula-
tive grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale... ,
Applications are completed online and require a biograph-
ical sketch, three professional letters of reference and an offi-
cial transcript. To apply, send your name and email address
to Dawn Lunt at dawn32034@att.nriet. The deadline is May 15..
Downtown association
The Historic Fernandina Business Association is offering"
a scholarship of $500 in memory of Lorraine Corbett. The
scholarship is open to all Fernandina Beach graduating sen-
iors. Applications can be picked up at the Fernandina Beach
High School guidance office.
Corbett was an active member of the HFBA. She held
many leadership roles and was always willing to go the extra
,mile. She was greatly loved and is deeply missed by her
downtown family. Applications are due on or before May 21.
The award will be presented at the next Sounds on Centre
concert, June 1.


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SPRING

PLANTING

The Council on Aging's Adult Day
Healthcare and lisa Mallo's
Fernandina Beach High School class
joined together to spruce up the Adult
Day HealthCare Garden, located in the
backyard of the East Nassau COA
building.
,The seniors and students weeded,
spread mulch, raked and planted.
Fernandina Beach ACE Hardware
donated the gardening supplies.
Afterwards, everyone enjoyed lemon-
ade, ice cream and a game of cha-
rades. At left, from left, are Marcus
Johnson, Chase Mixon, Russell Spear
and Jermaine Scott.
DEBRA DOMBKOWSKI/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER


SUMMER CAMPS


Special camps
The Florida School for the Deaf and
the Blind is offering several action-
packed and fun-filled summer camps at
its St. Augustine campus for children of
all ages across the state who are deaf,
hard of hearing, blind or visually
impaired.
The 2012 program is free and open to
Florida. residents who are not ctirrently
enrolled at FSDB.
FSDB. is taking applications through
June 8. The camps offer on-canipus dor-
mitory overnight stays, 24-hour supervi-
sion, meals'and snacks and 24-hour on-
site Health Care Center. Visit
www.fsdb.kl2.fl.us or contact Sue Hill,
camp director, at (904) 827-2601 or
hills@fsdb.kl2.fl.us for information.
StepByStep
Step By Step I, 1986 Cirtona Drive,
Fernandina Beach, and Step By Step II,
95734 Amelia Concourse, Yulee, are
signing up for summer camp and for the
2012-13 VPK program.
Theater camp
Fernandina Little Theatre is offering
an introductory theater camp for chil-
dren ages four to six years old, May 15-
27. Instructor will be Susan Dahl of The
Red Crayon. For registration information
contact Dahl at 556-2918.
Kindergarten camp
Fernandina Beach Christian Academiny
is offering kindergarten camp open to
any entirin-g kindergarten. Experience
hands-on stations, math tubs, creative
writing, science experiments, art and
cooking, June 4-7, 9 a.m.-noon. For infor-
mation or to register email shannon-
hogue4@gmail,com
Science camp
Fernandina Beach Christian Academy"
is offering Camp Explore science camp,
June 11-14, 9 a.m.-noon. Experience how
fun science can be. It's open to any kids
entering first and second grade.
From digging for dinosaur bones to
making your lava lamp, children will
have a blast.
For information or to register email
shannonhogue4@gmail.com
Arts camps
Summer art camps taught by Andrea
Lasserre for age 6-12 include: June 11-15,
Clay Camp, $115 plus $20 supply fee. A
variety of clay projects will be made,
including but not limited to: pinch pots,
coils pots, slab works and bead making;
June 18-22, Drawing and Painting Camp,
$100 plus $10 supply fee.
Campers will work with acrylic and
watercolor paints as well as oil pastels,


chalk pastels and charcoal to create a
multitude of fun art; June 25-29, Multi
Media Art Camp, $100 plus $10 supply
fee.
This camp will address a wide variety
-of multi media painting and sculpture
techniques to create plaster of paris
sculptures, low relief paintings, tissue
paper- lanterns,-hand print collages and
more. All camps are 9 a.m.-noon. Contact
261-6610 to register.
Coop camp
The Amelia Island Parent Co-
Operative Preschool is registering for
summer camps for ages 3-5. Three (two-
week) sessions are offered 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
part-time (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
or full-time (Monday-Friday). Session I,
June 4-15, is Water; Session II, June 18-
29, is Space; and Session III, July 9-20, is
Animals around the World. Sign up for
all three and get a discount. Discounts
available for siblings. Full-time fee is
$175 per:session and part-time is $125,
per session; .
For information visit www.aipcp.org
or call 261-1161. Space is limited to 15.
kids per camp.
UCamp Cherry Lake
Amanda Thien, 4-H youth develop-
ment agent, invites Nassau County
youths ages 8-18 to attend a fun-filled
camp June 18-22 at Cherry Lake in
Madison.
Campers have the opportunity to
attend classes in shooting sportsjunk
drawer ioburics-. sports and nuhi ti.,.
exploring the wonders oi 1 i,. :quia .
world and the wonders of nature in the
outdoor world. Tuition is $150 for 4-H
members, $200 for non-members and
$125 for adult chaperones.
All registration materials and tuition
must be received by June 1. For informa-
tion contact Thien at (904) 879-1019.
Kinderstulios
Register at http://kinderstudios.
com/camps.htm for the Kinderstudios
summer camp series of Drawing/
Painting/Set Design and Theater: Drama
Games/Acting and pay with your credit
card. Each group limited to 15. ,
Camps are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with three
classes by age group, 4 to 14 years.
Bring box lunch and extra water. July 2-6
is Muppet Show the Musical; July 9-13,
PeterPan the Musical; July 16-20, Lion
King the Musical; and July 23-27, Wicked
the Musical:
Payment deadline is May 31. Call
415-0954..
Robotcamp
Middle or high school students ages
11 and up as of Sept. 1 who love technol-
ogy can learn how to build and program


a robot at the 4-H Gear Tech 21 Robotics
Day Camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 9-12 at
Yulee Middle School. Each week is limit-
ed to 15 participants and tuition is $50
per session.
Students with laptops are invited to
bring them but it is not required. Call
(904) 879-1019.
Cooklngcamp
Learn about culinary hand tools and
prepare lunch daily at this 4-H camp
aimed at improving etiquette and
teaching proper table setting tech-
niques. Registration limited to 12, ages
11 and up, at the Family Education
Center in Yulee. Cost is $50. Call (904)
879-1019.
Babysftngcamp
Young entrepreneurs hoping to
make some extra money by working
with younger children might want to
consider attending 4-H babysitting day
camp 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11-13 at a
Fernandina Beach location to be
announced. Cost is $35. Bag lunch and
drink needed daily. Ages 11 and up. Call
(904) 879-1019.,
B&GClub camp
Nlassau Boys & Girls Clubs has
established the schedule for the 2012
Summer Camp program, which will run
at both the Fernandina Beach and the
Miller clubs.on weekdays from 8 a.m.-6
p.m., June 18-July 27.
Enrollment is first come, first served
f,.r aceF 6-1. Fr. are redu,:d for those
v h,., apply b-io f'i ril 30.
For information and to sign up, call
Walter Cromartie (491-9102) at the
Fernandina Club and Jamie Thompson
or Sherryl Smith (261-1075) at the Miller
Club.'
Montessori camps
Anielia Island Montessori School has
prepared fun and exciting educational
activities for children ages 18 months
through adults. From'Toddler "Dig those
Dinosaurs" to Primary "Little Chefs,"
AIM offers a wide variety of camp topics
to keep children engaged. For first
graders on up, the school provides sum-
mer camp studio classes that include
Clay Art, Camp iMovie, African Dance,
Sea Turtle Exploration, Horse Camp,
Jewelry Making and more. Visit
AmelialslandMontessori.com for details
and registration.
Theater camp
Callahan Community Theatre is
holding summer camp signups. Camp
will be July 23-27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at
the Northeast Florida Fairgrounds build-
ing. Fee is $50 per person. Call (904)
583-0577.


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101 Card of Thanks 205 Lie-in Help 104 -lMone, To Loan 607 AnLiquu -C.ollectDies F.20 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
102 Lost S Found 206 Crild Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 1608 Prr.,,u.:e 6.1 Gardse Lawn Equipment 802 Mobile Homes 815 Kingsland/St. Marys 860 Honmes-Unfurnished
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10,4 Per oals 300 EDUCATION 502 L .e.tock i Supl-T,es F.Ir trr Crrnditic.er F'eaers :,.2? Swac., Trade 804 Ameia island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
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102 Lost & Found


LOST CAT Orange with white breast,
clipped ear, small and outgoing. Call
(904)261-6121.
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.

104 Personals
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illegal to advertise any
preference, limitation, or
discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin,
or the intention to make any such
preference, limitation or
discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
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DRIVERS Class A Flatbed -$- Home
weekends, run Southeast US, requires
1 yr OTR flatbed exp. Pay up to
.391t/mlle. Call (800)572-5489 x227,
SunBelt Transport, LLC. ANF
FAMILY RESTAURANT LOOKING -
for experienced kitchen help. Apply in
person Mon-Fri., 9am-1am or '3pm-
5pm. Experience, professionalism and
integrity a must. 19 S. 3rd St.,
Fernandina Beach.
SALES ASSOCIATE 40 hours per
week, including Saturdays. Sorting,
pricing & stocking Items; cashier. Must
be able to lift 50 pounds. High school
degree required;' retail/resale
experience preferred/mechanically
inclined helpful. Apply in person
between 10 AM & 2 PM at New To You,
930 S 14th St, Fernandina Beach. No
phone calls.
NEW TO TRUCKING? Your new
career starts now! *$0 Tuition Cost
*No Credit Check .*Great Pay &
Benefits. Short employment
commitment req'd. (866)297-8916,
www.joinCRST.com. ANF
SERVERS
With Fine Dining Experience
Full & Part Time Positions, Available
Espressos Caf6, Amelia Island
see www.espressoscafe.com
Fax Resume To 904-491-9810
SALES ASSOCIATE 32 hours per
week, including Saturdays. Sorting,.
pricing' & stocking items; assisting
customers. Must. be able to lift 50
pounds. High school degree required;
retail/resale decorative/housewares
experience a plus. Apply in person
between 10 AM & 2 PM at New To You,
930 S 14th St, Fernarndina Beach. No-
phone calls.
Earn ,$$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
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JOHNSON'S HARDWARE TRUE
VALUE/NAPA AUTO PARTS Yulee
now accepting applications for all
positions. In need of qualified,
hardworking individuals to- fill roles
from Laborer/ Driver to Sales to CEO.
Multiple locations & positions available
throughout the county. Fax resume to
(904)225-9141 or email to:
jmgnapa@msn.corh. You may also
apply in person at any NAPA store in
the county.
EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED
DRIVERS Earn 50 up to 55 cpm
loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified
drivers. Home most weekends. Vets
welcome. (843)266-3731/bulldoghi-
way.com. EOE
ANF
DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW -
Become a driver for Schneider
National. Earn $750/wk. No experience
needed. CDL & job ready in just 3
weeks. (888)368-1964. ANF
POSITION OPEN,- at Mead's Framery
& Trophy. Inside sales and production.
Call (904)225-2195.
ADVERTISING SALES
POSITION
The Tribune & Georgian is looking for
an ambitious, result-oriented,
advertising sales professional.
Responsible for selling to established
accounts, prospecting and cold calling.
Must be able to work with deadlines. To
apply, for this position, send 'coven
letter, resume including professional
references to: Tribune & Georgian,
Attention Brad Spaulding, PO Box
6960, St Marys, GA 31558 or email to
marketing(atribune-aeoroian.com .
DRIVERS Hiring
experienced/inexperienced tanker
drivers. Great benefits & pay. New fleet
Volvo tractors. 1 -year OTR exp. req'd.
Tanker training available. Call today
(877)882-6537,
www.OakleyTransportation.com. ANF
DRIVE 4 MELTON Top pay & CSA
friendly equip. 2 mos CDL Class A
driving exp. (877)258-8782,
www.meltontruck.corn/drive. ANF


* New Sales Representative Position
Self-motivated,honest and dependable with sales experience,
top pay, great work schedule, award winning team
* Manager's Assistant/Customer Servipe
'Personnel
,Must be computer literate, have customer service experience,
ability to work hand & hand with our Award Winning Sales Team.
All positions offer 401K, Health' Insurance,
Great work schedule, pay,.and work environment.


NOW HIRING
Companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.,
NASSAU PHYSICAL THERAPY is
looking for a PT or FT Front desk
coordinator. Medical Office Experience
required, Must be able to multi task in
a fast paced office setting. Friendly
with great customer service qualities &
able to work in a team is what we are
looking for. Fax resume to (904)277-
4177.
MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT
NEEDED Good computer skills
necessary, medical coding a plus.
Please fax resume to (904)277-8926.
NEED SOMEONE WHO can train me
to do my QuickBooks. Should be very
simple. (904)753-1682
FRONT DESK CLERK NEEDED -
Requires day & night shifts. Call (904)
849-0200 or apply at Holiday Inn
Express, 76071 Sidney Pl., Yulee.
MERRY MAIDS
is now accepting applications for P/T on
call- employment. No nights or
weekends. Background check. Drug
free workplace. Must be 21 or older.
(904) 261-6262. Must have own
vehicle.


MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES
Needed Train to become a Medical
Office Asst. No exp needed. Job
training & local placement assistance.
HS diploma/GED & PC/Internet
needed. (888)374-7294. ANF


MEDICAL ASSISTANT Approx. 30
hours per week. Radiology certification
helpful. Back and front office
experience required. Computer literacy
required. Fax resume and salary
expectation to (904)321-1418.


REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring CINDY'S NAIL & HAIR SALON -
Housekeepers. Great pay and flexible needs a Nail Specialist for Mon., Wed.,
schedules. (904)261-9444 & Sat. 60/40 split. We provide
customers.. 277-3377 ext. 10


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF
FERNANDINA BEACH is seeking a
loving, caring, mature individual to
care for our children age birth to 4
years. Must be able to work a rotating
schedule including Sunday morning &
evening, Wednesday.evening, & special
events. Applications available Mon-Fri,
8:30am-4pm at church office, 1600 S.
8th St. (904)261-3617


FULL TIME MEDICAL ASSISTANT -
-Femrnandina Beach/Northside Jax Office.
Back office experience preferred.
Benefits. Fax resume (904)491-3173.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT experienced,
for front & back pediatric office. Full
time with benefits. Femandina Beach/
Northside Jax office. Fax resume to
(904) 491-3173.


SERVICE DIRECTORY.


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6B FRIDAY, MAY 11.2012 CLASSIFIED News-Leader


201 Help Wanted
DRIVERS Regional refrigerated & dry
van freight. Annual salary' $45K to
$60K. Quarterly safety bonus. Flexible
sometime. CDL-A, 3 months current
OTR exp. ww.driveknight.com, (800)
414-9569. ANF
HAMPTON INN AND SUITES
is accepting applications for front desk,
housekeeping, and maintenance.
Applications available at 19 South 2nd
St., Fernandina Beach..
BEACHSIDE MOTEL now accepting
applications for a part-time
housekeeper. Must be able to work
weekends. Apply at Beachside Motel,
3172 S. Fletcher Ave.
TOP RATED B&B looking for
responsible housekeeper.. Will train.
Must be professional. Drug free
environment. Apply in person between
11am & 3pm, 614 Ash St., in
downtown Fernandina.
CARIBBEAN TAN & SPA looking for
a Hairdresser with clientele, an
Esthetician with clientele, and also a
Nail Tech. Please call (904)557-5829.

204 Work Wanted

CONCRETE SPECIAL Get ready for
summer with a concrete patio,
driveway addition, grilling pad, etc.
Starting at $599. 491-4383 or 237-
7324
A & A LAWN MAINTENANCE Prices
.start as low as $25. Lawn
maintenance. Specializing in weed
control. Call (904)556-9370.
HOMEOWNER HELPERS
SWedo Carpentry, Painting
Install Doors, Windows, Fixtures
Cleaning, Errands & Chores'.
Reliable. Exp'd. (904)277-4261
MS. CLAUDETTE'S OVERNIGHT
HOME CARE SERVICE (904)624-
3876,Elaudetteigle@aimail.com. Agency
prices to expensive? Too many people
in and out of your home and they don't
seem to listen bflt you notice all your
things keep coming up missing?


CURTISS H.

LASSERRE
Real.Estate, Lane.
www.lasserrerealestate.con

RESIDENTIAL
LONG TERM

Spripg Blossom Lane 4BR/3BA In Azalea Pointes $1650
a eonth + utilities.
BEACH COTTAGE-MONTHLY
RENTAL
*2BRJ/IBA furnished- [801 S. letcherAve. $1,650/mo.
includes most utilities, water, sewer, garbage, cable and
ilnerL Availablein April.
VACATION RENTAL
*AFrORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2BR/IBA
Ocean-view 487 S. Retcher Across the street from
die beach All util, wi-fiTV & phone.
3BR/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop $1850/wk
plus taxes & cleaning fee.
COMMERCIAL
*174414 SR 200/AIA 840 sq. ft. office space + 2,000
sq. fL. rehouse area. High visibility area $3,120.09 +
sales tax.
Five PointsVilage 1.200S q. fAIA/S 8th SL- eposura -
Great aforetail, services.oroffice.$ 1,2001/mo. saies tax.
Amelia Park 910 approx. sq.f., 3 offices, reception
area. kitchen and bathroom. $1450/mo + utilities. -
1839 S 8th St.adiacent to Huddle House. 1.800 sqfs-
$1700fimo. lease + -x. Sale also considered.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Landscaping Co. or
Nursey. Office greenhouse, shade houses with a
fenced, irrigated outside space for plants. Excellent
Slocaon with high visibility. Call for details.
SR 200/AIA 4,800 sq.ft air conditioned warehouse
and office space combo, great visibility $I 1.05 sq, f. +
sales tax. Gross Rent $4.729.40/ mond,
COMMERCIAL SALE/INVEST
Office Complex w/enantior sale / excellent invest-
we-.1941 Citrona Do 4690,q i including addition-
al lot. Call for more info 261-4066
904.261.4066


207 Business
Opportunities

START NOW! Own a red hot Dollar,
Dollar Plus, Mailbox, discount party,
discount clothing, .teen store, fitness
center from $51,900 worldwide.
www.drss20.com. (800)518-3064. ANF
POTENTIAL to generate $4,000 to
$20,000 or more a month with this
activity. No selling. Experience finan-
cial & time freedom.' Call (352)445-
1385. FinancialFreedomWay.info.
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301 Schools &
Instruction

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)
314-3769. 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,
www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF




601 Garage Sales
ANNUAL PLANT SALE 324
.Benjamin St. Sat. 5/12, 8am-12pm. In
memory of McNeva Lee and her love of
plants.
85912 HADDOCK RD. Thurs., Fri, &
Sat., 8am-? Family clothes, toys,
household, food,'electrical & plumbing,
bedding. All items are new. (904)
504-7674
YARD SALE Antiques & collectibles,.
misc. All priced to go. Corner of Amy
Dr. & Chester Rd., Yulee. Sat., 8am-
lpm.
TREASURES & sculptures from the
earth, shells; art, orientals, country, &.
dolls. Lots of ethnic & vintage decor.
Linens, kitchen, sewing & craft stuff.
Recession friendly prices. 125 S. 6th
St. Sat. 5/12, 9am.
MAY 19TH 2ND ANNUAL PALMETTO
WALK GARAGE SALE to benefit the
Nassaul Humane .Society (NHS). Free
10' x 10' spaces are provided for a
10% donation of seller proceeds to the
NHS. 1st/come, 1st/served, by
reservation only. Leave a voicemail for
Shanon at 321-0588 or email
PWGarageSale@hotmail.com for de-
tails.
MOVING SALE Sat. 5/12, 9am-
12pm. 5418 Florence Point Dr.,
Fernandina. Furniture, household
items, &'toys..


601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches


3-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat. 5/12,
8am-lpm. 85088 Rose Marie Rd. in
Yulee, off Hwy 17 South. Take Radio
Ave. to Brooke St., then to Rose Marie
Rd.
ESTATE/MOVING! Fri. 5/11 & Sat.
5/12. Arrive EARLY (bring truck/trailer)
2057 Highland Dr. (near Leon).
Furniture, household items, baby
items, & more. Everything must gol
Call (904) 610-7944.
GARAGE SALE Household items,
small kitchen appliances, some small
furniture. Sat. 5/12 only, 8am-12pm.
2939 Park Square PI. off Simmons.
6-FAMILY YARD SALE 3779 1st
Ave., off S. Fletcher. Fri. & Sat., 8am-
1pm. Avon & other collectibles,
clothing, tools; toys, books, holiday
items, household items, furniture,
puzzles.
INDOOR MULTIPLE ESTATE SALE -
Fri. 5/11, 9am-Spm, Sat. 5/12, 9am-
3pm. Antiques, indoor/office furniture,
Kinkaid art, household, New cosmetic/
bath/beauty items, jewelry, tools, etc.
AAAA storage next to Staples, 8th St.,
Fernandina.
FAMILY YARD SALE Sat. 5/12,
8:30am-lpm. Chest freezer, gas range,
power tools, electronics, antiques,
glassware, furniture.-2885 Amelia Rd.

SAT. 5/12 ONLY! 8am-lpm. 3I
family Yard Sale. 85722 Miner Rd near
A1A. Appliances, furn., office equip.,
decorations, clothing, garage Items,
children's items, toys & more. Tons of
goodies for all. Everything must gol
DRILLS, FURNITURE, TWIN box
springs, Oreck, Jamboree toddler 2T-
4T, Hollister teen clothes, ballet bar,
DVD's & toys. Sat. 5/12, 8am-? 86073
Sand Hickory Trail. ('904)225-2057
GARAGE SALE Saturday, 5/12, at
Bridgeview Self Storage; 474431
East SR 200, Fernandina, (904)261-
5040. Come see what treasures you
can find. Several units open. Sweet
Treats Concessions will be on site.
Doors open 8am.
YARD SALE Fri. only, May 11. 774
Adams Rd. Books. plants, tools, lots
more. 8am-?
YARD SALE 5/12/12 Oak Ridge Dr.
off Citrona. Multiple families. Furniture,
tpols, clothes, collectibles, various
household items. 8am-12noon. Rain
cancels till 5/19/12.


HENKLE HARRIS RICE bedroom
suit/Mahogany. King size bed, chest,
lingerie chest, steps, TV & armoire.
$8,900. Call (904)277-6610.


FINAL INVENTORY CLEARANCE in
time for Mother's Day. Gold, sterling &
specialty made vintage jewelry' Unique
gifts, etc. Sat. 5/12, 7 hours 10am-
6pm. Cash & local checks only. Earthly.
Treasures, 34 N. 14th St. For more info
call (904)321-0907.

624 Wanted To Buy

LARGE DIAMONDS, GOLD, sterling
silver flatware, & jewelry. Estate jewelry.
Call Jim or Debbie at (904)321-0907.
MY NAME IS Ion About 2 weeks ago
my best friend, age 24 passed away in
a house fire leaving behind his wife and
2 children ages 6 and 14. They were
renting and therefore had no rental
insurance, so they were left with
nothing. If there are any items you
would be willing"to donate as far as
furniture, household items, toys etc.,
anything that you would normally throw
away or take to Goodwill, I know they
would be more then grateful. Please call
me at (904)859-4496, I can pick up.




701 Boats & Trailers

2008 18.5' BAYLINfR Exc. cond.
Less than 50 hrs on engine. Inboard
motor 185hp, seats 8, open bow. Pd
$21K, asking $14K. (904)556-2067





1802 Mobile Homes

MOBILE HOME For Sale. 1979
Skyline, 12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good
condition. Have title-& ready to move.
.$4,500. (904)583-4459
3BR/2BA TRIPLE WIDE sitting on 4
acres on Lofton Creek. Close to YMS
and YHS. $119,000. (904)583-2009.

805 Beaches

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

806 Waterfront


*LOCATION LOCATION* Lakeside
living and 5 minutes from the beach.
www.oceanridgeonameliaisland.com


4 CAST ALUMINUM 15" Jeep/Chrysler Off
5 lug wheels. $200. (.904)261-3035. 8UO FF Island/Yuleej


LAWN MOWER REPAIR, '99 Ford
Ranger $3,000, AC window unit, man &
woman's bicycles, boat, 55" TV, much
more.. (904)225-8999


3 Bedroom Special


Staring at $695/mo.

with $99 security deposit

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LOFTON POINTE 1440 sq ft. Pristine
3BR/2BA open living design, Ig. corner
lot. Lease / Buy option. $155,500
Negotiable. (904)261-6162


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DOUBLEWIDE 3BR/2BA- + office, in
Yulee. Services dogs only. $1000/mo. 860 omes-Unfurnished
+ deposit. (904)704-4989 omes-Unfurnishe


855 Apartments
Furnished
AT BEACH 1BR $225/wk, $895/mo +
dep. All utils incl. Also, 2/2 & 3/2
SWMH in park, remod. Start $175/wk,
$700/mo + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034
DEEP WATERFRONT 1 cozy-cute
BR, private but close to shopping,
great dock & fishing, boat lift, possible
rental. Available July 1. (904)703-4265

856 Apartments
Unfurnished
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
1BR BEACH ACCESS. Washer &
dryer. Available immediately. Water &
garbage included.. $795/mo..+ security
deposit. (904)321-1897 or 583-7300.
For Rent 2BR/1.5BA TH apt. CH&A,
stove, refrig., carpet. Service animals
only. $795/mo. 828 Nottingham Dr.
Call (904)261-3035.
1 BEDROOM APARTMENT All.
utilities. Available June 1st. $675/mo.
+ $500 sec. (904)424-3895


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WOODED PRIVACY
4BR/3BA in North Hampton. Formal LR/DR. Great room with built-
ins, FP, and spacious b'fast nook. Corian counters and stainless
appliances. Mother-in-law suite. Sitting area off master opens to
screened lanai with preserve beyond! 3 car garage. Golf! Owner
financing options. Call for your private showing. Daune Davis,
Watson Realty Corp. 904-571-4213. MLS #599728


TOWNHOME 2168A First Avenue,
built in 2009, 1750 sq. ft., 3BR/3.5BA,
double garage. (904)206-0238

4BR/3BA 2-car garage, great
kitchen, FP. $1750/mo. 492 Starboard
Landing, on island. Open house, Sat. &
Sun., 1:30-4pm. Call (703)677-8384.
BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME 3BR/2BA,
W/D hookup, all new appliances.
South 6th St. Minutes from downtown.
Appointment only. Call (904)753-1346.
3/2 MID-ISLAND $1,150/mo. Call
Gregg at 261-2770.
FLORA PARKE Lg 4BR family home.
Hdwd floors thru-out, formal dining rm,
separate office, screened porch, fenced
yard on pond. $1350/mo. 753-1820

861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

VACATION CHALET in N. Carolina
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.

863 Office
VARIOUS OFFICES 600-1S00sf.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644

EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office
space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities; Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
'break room, & security. For info call
(904)753-4179.

864 Commercial/Retail
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SUITE -
2000 sq. ft. Includes reception, seven
offices, conference, kitchenette,
restrooms, & utilities. .Call (904)583-
0058.




901 Automobiles
2006 SUBARU FORESTER in
excellent condition with all the whistles
& more. Good on gas. $11.,500/OBO.
Call (904)261-8465 or (904)335-0942.

2003 FORD EXPEDITION 3rd row
seating, very low miles, $11,900.
OWNER WILL FINANCE. (904)624-
4970


RESIDENTIAL LONG TERM RENTALS
95330 Spinnaker 3792 s 4BR/3.5BA gorgeous 3322 Fairway Oaks 1,456 sf. 2BR/2BA Onmi
ocean view home located in the exclusive Amelia Amelia island i I .. in villalocated on 1 li ... 1 ..
Island community of Summer Beach. Grand two Recently modeledd with updated Kitchen and
t -,- li- -, coom with fireplace, private' I .i i ..tii' appliances. Generous living spaces with
t,..F :, gourtnct kitchen with 1,ii end 1 1 i.,_ '1 .i.',; 1 ,r. combined. Master suite with
i[,h ,1... Master Suite offers separate sitting room -,ir. I ,, 1i.1 ...1 AIP membership available.
p,:._.J. I, ocean. Master badi features i t.. .i i. 1 1, i. ok. On Island. $1,50(.)/mo
vanities, large showed and oversized ietted tub.


Community Pool, Available fully furnished. On
Island. i, n .

2 Wild Grape- 2,934 sf. 3BR/3BA well appointed
home located on Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
Beautiful Kitchen with solid surface counter tops and
lots of windows. Living Room with built-ins
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Guest Rooms located, on the second along with the
Private Study. Large back porch dthat's perfect for
Srncr i'lnii,_ and overlooking the' private doclk andt
S.... i i, ,. ok. On Island. $2,395/mo

95095 Willet Way- 2845 sf. 4BR/4BA gorgeous
Summer Beach home. Tiled throughout with
-cen..t','" "i"ed living spaces. Kitchen with Breakfast
I .. 1.1 .. the I i, . .1., and .fatui res granite
counter tops and stainless appliances. Master Suitec
features a huge walk in closet and bath with separate
shower. Beautifully landscaped courtyard. Pets ok. O.n
Island. S2,100/mo11

85488 Sagaponack- 2644 sF. 5BR1/3.SBA T\ve. story
North Hampton home backing up to the Preserve.
Bamboo, 'Tile and carpet throughout. Large Family
Room. with Kitchen and Breakfast area overlooking.
Guest Bedrooms plus Jack & Jill Bathroom upstairs..
Master Suite -with large walking closet and bath with
separate shower located downstairs. Over sized
Screened Porch facing wooded preserve area. Lawn
care & Internet included. No cats. Off Island.
$2,000/mo

95045 Periwinkle 2239 sf. 4BR/2.5BA 2 story
home with 3 car garage in Amelia Concourse. Tiled
throughout Main living Areas. Upscale Kitchen with
Granite & Srainless' Appliances ( ,il,.- -.1. I,,..t
Family Room. Separate Formal I ......., I ...
Screened porch with Backyard overlooking the pond.
L.oft upstairs that has multiple uses. Master Suite has
separate Shower and Garden Tub. Pets ok. Off
Island. $1,.550/mo


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General Manage


Lee Richardson
Leasing.,


2642 Delorean 1369 sf. 3BR/2BA home located
in the Egans Bluff North community. Large yard
and two car garage. Pets ok. On Island, Sl,25.l/mo

631 Tarpon 1053 sf. 2BR/IBA fully furnished
town home located in the Fernandina Shores
community. All utilities included. Located just two
short blocks from the beach: Pets ok. On Island.
Sl,15(I/mo

2488 litstAve. 1088 sf. 2BR/2i.A townhouse on
First .Avenue in Fernandina Beach. Breakfast bar in,
the kitchen. Master bedroom has balcony
. ,1I ...I the backward and Atlantic Ocean! Plert
ok. Un Island. $1,100/mo

95118 Gerald .. 1171 f. 3BR/2BA .Nassauville
cottage with lots of yard space. Large covered front
porch leads to Living & Dining Room combo with
wood floods. Eat in kitchen with built-in microwave.
Master suite with private bath. Large backyard with
overlooking porch. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,100/mo

978 Chad .- 1400 sf. 3BR/2BA Island Townhonme
located in the heart of Amelia Island on a quite
cul-de-sac. Close to the Fernandina Beach Middle
,and High Schools. Low maintenance landscaping,
Long driveway with single car garage. Pets ok. On
Island. S1,075/mo

Amelia Lakes #626 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA upstairs
Amelia Lakes condo with fireplace. Large bedrooms
with lots of light. Kitchen overlooking Ii .-... room.
Screen porch with I- ...: '"1.- e to pool and
x workout center. Pets. cl I' 'r I i,,, S900/mo


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for Waterfront Homes & Lots. Call
602 Articles for aleI (904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
-- -- Lasserre; Realtor.


1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4
iJ I Amelia Island, FL
Sales (904)277-9700

pProperty Management

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338 TARPON AVE., 338 91027 TEAL COURT FLORA PARKE 3 BR/2
Tarpon Ave., 3 Plex at Marsh Lakes, 3BR/3BA BA very nice home
Main Beach. $265,0b00 spacious townhome in
MLS#54661 Marsh Lakes.. $165,000 MLS# 56950.
MLS#56325



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5494 Ervin St, Great opportunity 96209 CAPTAINS POINTE SPRING LAKE DRIVE -
on the corner of Lewis and Ervin RD. Premium residential lot CALLAHAN 4 bedroom, 3/5
street on historical American Beach. in gated community- bath home
This 50'xn15' lot is fenced. Price 9 community bath home.
includes two homes being sold "as $119,900 MLS#56121 $254,900 MLS#57053
is" with the right to inspect. The
homes are presently occupied.
Beware of dogs in the yard. Call for
appt. $190,000 MLS#55370












LOFTON OAKS St. Paul 85490 Alene Road 2007 633 Ocean Ave (house)& 634
Blvd. 3 bedroom 2 bath. 3/BR 2 BA Spacious N. Fletcher (lot) combined
properties. One quarter (1/4)
$72,900 MLS# 57038. doublewide o'n large lot. interest for saJe."As Is"
$95,000 MLS #56694 $165,000 MLS#55815.



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852 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE MH on one
acre located on Douglas Rd. $700/mo.
+ $700 deposit. 753-2155 or 753-2156
DWMH -- 3BR/2BA on 1 acre, fenced,
near schools, in Yulee. References
required. (904)239-6523
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE in a
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi.included. (904)225-5577.
3BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE on 1/2 acre
located in Yulee. $750/mo. + $500
deposit. 491-4383 or (904)237-7324
ON ISLAND Remodeled & clean 2/2
SW $700/mo. & 3BR $750/mo. + dep.
Utils avail. Also, 1BR Apts. at beach
$225/wk. + dep. Utils incl. 261-5034
2BR/1.5BA SW Newly remodeled.
.$675/mo. 2BR/1BA, $500/mo, Yulee.
Water included. (904)501-5999
2BR/1BA YULEE Available now.
$600/mo. + $600 deposit. No smoking.
Service animals only or possible small
pet. (904)583-7326
2BR/2BA REMODELED MH w/addi-
tion, storage, water & trash included.
Chester area, 87441 Haven Rd. $800 ,+-
util., $500 dep. 583-0012 or 277-2824


857 Condos-Furnished
AMELIA LANDINGS Furnished 2BR/
2BA on 2nd floor. Large deck. Includes
water, trash, phone/cable/internet.
Pool & Tennis. Close to beach. $1200/
mo. $50 app. fee. Available 6/1/12.
Long term lease. Call Sea Horse
Properties (904)572-4788.

1858 Condos-UnfurnishedI

COTTAGES OF STONEY CREEK -
Gated community, 3B.R/2.5BA. Pool w/
cabana, summer kitchen & sunbathing
deck. $1195 includes garbage service.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. 277-0006

THE LANDINGS ON AMELIA RIVER -
Over 3400sf on 2nd floor overlooking
Intercoastal Waterway, 3BR/3.5BA,
fireplace, wet bar, gated community
pool arid, parking garage. Asking
$3,000/mo..+ utilities. Call (904)753-
4147 or (904)321-3444.
LUXURY 3BR/2BA OCEANFRONT -
Summer Beach, ground fir, 2 pools,
gated comm. 1 yr lease. $1700/mo.
(912)278-1060

1859 Homes-Furnished
ON ISLAND 3BR/1BA Garage,
fenced backyard, close to schools.
Service animals only. $850/mo. +
$850/dep. 1 yr lease. (904)277-4473


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