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City commissioners voted 4-1
Tuesday to approve the final terms of
new city manager Joe Gerrity's employ-
ment contract. Commissioner Tim
Poynter voted against.
The one-year contract, written by
City Attorney Tammi Bach, states
Gerrity will begin May 29 and receive
an annual base salary of $103,000, plus
benefits and performance-based
Poynter complained about Gerrity's
salary, saying some commissioners
had said at an earlier meeting that the
search for a new manager was a
"buyer's market," and a seasoned pro-
fessional manager would cost too
"I'm amazed at seeing $103,000,"
Poynter said. "CommiSsioner (Charles)
Corbett was incensed at (a salary of)
$110,000. I'm curious how $103,000
got into the negotiations." ;,
"I spoke with Mr. Gerrity yester-
day and he said that was his salary
requirement;" Bach said.
The News-Leader had reported
Gerrity's previous salary as a county
manager as a proposed salary, here,
but that was inaccurate, city officials
said Wednesday. City Clerk Mary
Mercer said city, documents included
only the candidates' most recent salary,
not a minimum or suggested salary.
"When I answered the ad-published
by the city they asked for a salary his-
GERRITY Continued on 3A



Devotees of downtown string lights
will be happy to learn the city will soon
be installing them in 22 trees over the
next several months.
City commissioners unanimously
approved Tuesday the reinstallation
of the lights along Centre Street.
Former mayor Beano Roberts
spearheaded the tree-light project after
many residents complained about the
ambient "uplighting" that replaced the
white string lights in 2010.
The ambient lighting was installed
because the tree lights, which had
been in. use for many years, cost
approximately $18,000 yearly in ener-
gy costs. The string lights also made
pruning branches more difficult and
presented a liability to the city because
of safety issues, staff said.
About 100 LED ambient lights were
installed in 2010 at ground level to
replace the string lights at a cost of.
$44,000, and eriergy costs were
decreased to $1,500 annually However,
the ambient lighting, which was meant
to illuminate the trees and architec-
ture along Centre Street, was not pop-
ular with many residents who asked to
have the "twinkle" lights reinstalled.
Roberts said he spent $735 to light
two trees on his own and also received
$6,300 in d..... i .,- from citizens and
businesses to re-install the lights.
According to a presentation by city
LIGHTS Continued on 3A

Jean Pitcher is shown with the little Free Library she installed at South Fifth Street between Elm
and Fir, above and below.

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"Books teach us a lot, and can
teach us a lot about each other,'
says Theresa Duncan, a frequent
n--iglibu.,rhit,,, user of The Little
Free Library located between Elm
and Fir on South Fifth Street.
Brought to the neighborhood by
Jean Pitcher, the Little Free Library
is a nationwide project that originqt-
ed'in Wisconsin, the brainchild of
Todd Bolwho uili thi 'il -I1 one in
l2i1o io honor his late mother, an
'"avid book lover and teacher.
' His friend Rick Brooks joined
the effort and there are now Little
Free'Libraries in 24 states and eight
Pitcher first heard about the
Little Free Libraries after reading
an article about Bol and Brooks in
USA Today.
"The article excited me, and I
thought that it was well worth a try.
I knew that it was essential to find
somebody who felt as passionately

t..uli tlii- as I did. I turned to
Susan Milano, head of our
C, 1m,1 u ni i -. In Schools, and after
much thought, she suggested
Theresa Duncan."
'The next step was to order the
Little Free Library from the website
and find somebody to install it at a
location with good foot traffic.
"This was Jesse Lyle of Lyle
Construction. The choice of bouokis
,for the little librarywas most impor-
tant and conritinues to be. There are
H.iik, i.i .ill ages. Many ol them
, .. I., I. .laosen because thy %.a c
special favorites,' said Pitchei
"Using the little library is sim-
ple," said Duncan. 'You open the
door, pick a book and bring it back
when you are finished. You can
write a little note in the book:or the
other people that check it out
People can also donate books lihe
same way.". '
Duncan says the only thing pai -
ticipants are requested to do is
LIBRARY Continued on 3.4

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Alexa Clifton, Bradley Bean and Alyssa Whitfield were honored May 2 for the impressive achieve-
ment of maintaining straight A's through all four years at Fernandina Beach High School. More hon-
ors, 6A.


split in

A Nassau County jury found a man
in a standoff with Fernandina Beach
Police guilty of shooting or throwing
deadly missiles but not guilty of
attempting to kill or maim a police offi-
The conviction could net Britt
Clinton Moore 15 years behind bars at
his sentencing June 14.
Callahan attorney Gary Baker
argued that Moore was the victim of a
spendthrift, deceitful ex-wife, a flawed
investigation and an overzealous police
Assistant State Attorneys John
Kalinowski and Laura Coggin paint-
ed Moore as a mean drunk with a pen-
chant for reckless displays of violence.
The jury found.the truth some-
where in between. After deliberating'
for nearly four hours Wednesday, six
jurors found Moore, 45, not guilty of
attempted murder in the second
Baker said Moore and his family
were happywith the result. 'This jury
got it absolutely right"
Baker blamed the Fernandina
Beach Police Department for overre-
acting to the actions that led his client
to being arrested.
He pointed out that
officers evacuated
the neighborhood
within 30 minutes of
the initial call and
that at least 50 law
enforcement offi-
cers were on site
during the standoff Moore
March 30, 2009, at
the High Rigger
Court home ..
The 14-hour standoff ended peace-
fully when Moore surrendered the fol-
lowing morning but not before a fire-
fight erupted after he fired a shotgun
out of an upstairs window. Officers
returned fire with eight shots, none of
which struck Moore.directly, but some
caused shrapnel-related injuries.
To secure a guilty verdict on the
murder charge, the State Attorney's
Office needed to prove beyond a
reasonable doubt- that Moore's action
was imminently dangerous to the offi-
cers, with intent to kill or maim them.
I His action had to demonstrate -
beyond a reasonable doubt "ill will,
spite or evil intent," and it had to show
a reckless disregard for human life.
After two and a half hours of deliber-
ation, the jury returned to the court-
room and asked Judge Robert Foster
for a dictionary or a legal definition
of the "illwill," "spite' and "evilintent"
elements of the murder charge.
The defense attorney sought to
cast doubt in the testimonies of
Fernandina Beach Police Sgt. Matt
Bowen and Detective William Haney.
Bowen said in his deposition that
Moore leveled the shotgun at him but
during a cross-examination Monday
he told jurors he ducked upon seeing
the gun and could not be certain it
was aimed at him. This admission,
Baker said, formed a reasonable
Mean while, the defense attorney
used photographs to show that a tree
may have obstructed Haney's view of
the incident "He couldn't see any-
Moore testified Tuesday that he
had been drinking and was angry with
his wife and law enforcement's actions
during the incident.
"This is not an accident,"
Kalinowski told jurors during closing
arguments Wednesday morning. "This
is not a rational, thought-out sane act
of a man who's in full possession of his
faculties. This was the act of an angry
man, an angry man who is dangerous
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FRIDAY. MAY 18.2012 NEWS News-Leader

Ryan L. Garrett
Ryan L. Garrett, 27, of
Folkston, GA, passed away
Friday, May,11 in Hilliard,
Florida from injuries sustained
in an automobile accident. He
was born in Jacksonville,
Florida and was employed with
He is survived by his wife:
Patricia Roddenberry Garrett;
four children: McKenzie
Garrett, Ryan Garrett, Jr.,
Brayden Garrett, and Peyton
Garrett; a brother: Justin
Hughes; brothers and sisters-
in-law: Shaun and Aimee
Roddenberry and Amanda
Emery; his father: Lamar D.
Garrett and his mother: Cynthia
The family received friends
Thursday, May 17 at Shepard
Funeral Home in Folkston,
Georgia from 6-8 PM. Funeral
services will be held today,
Friday, May 18 at 11:00 AM at'
the First Baptist Church of
Boulougne with Rev. Bruce
Lamar officiating. Burial will fol-
low in Sardis Cemetery.
Condolences may be
expressed by signing the guest
registry at www.shepardfh.com.
Shepard Funeral Home
Folkston. Ga.

Roger KI Lundborg
Roger K Lundborg, age 74,
of Amelia Island, passed away
on Tuesday evening, May 15,
2012 at the Baptist Medical
Center in Jacksonville, FL
Born in Chicago, IL, he was
the only son born to the late
Alblert and
Gladys Matson
Growing up in
Chicago, he
was a graduate
of Amundsen
High School,
Class of 1956. After high school,
Roger attended Loyola
University Chicago. During his
senior year at Loyola, he was
offered a position, which he
accepted with Chester Olsonof
Chicago. He Worked with Olson
until at the age of 30, he co-
founded Plastics Marketing
Company. As Plastics.
Marketing Co. grew and
became recognized as a major
manufacturer representative,
he traveled internationally and
domestically representing many
different plastics companies.
His company remained in
Chicago until the mid 1990s,
when they relocated to
Elmhurst, IL In the year 2000,
Mr. Lundborg sold his interest
to his partner.
In 1974, while having lunch
with friends, he met Pearl
Warner of Northbrook, IL They
were married in 1976, settling in
Northbrook, IL. In 1987, the
Lundborg family chose the rural
setting of Long Grove, IL While

living in Long Grove, Mr.
Lundborg was an active mem-
ber and Deacon at the Long
Grove Church, founded in 1848.
During the Lundborg's 36 years
of marriage, they traveled exten-
sively to many foreign coun-
tries. Their memories included
The Great Wall of China, Bejing
and the Pearl River, Spain, ski-
ing in Yugoslavia, the Mayan
Ruins of Mexico on the Yucatan
Peninsula and many other trav-
During the late 1970s, the
Lundborgs visited Amelia
Island, purchased property in
1980 and made it their perma-
nent home in April of 2000. After
settling here, Mr. and Mrs.
Lundborg became active at First
Presbyterian Church, later join-
ing Providence Presbyterian
and for the past year and a half
have attended the worship serv-
ices at Memorial United
Methodist Church.
Mr. Lundborg loved the salt
marshes of Amelia Island, was
often times found plying the
waters of the Intracoastal
Waterway or off-shore with'his
favorite local fishing guides. He
became fascinated and enjoyed
the most recent introduction to
the game of Petanque to our
area. He was an avid coin col-
lector for most of his adult life.
For the past 3 1/2 years he
loved doing volunteer work at
Baptist Medical Center/Nassau
Most important to him was
the companionship of his wife,
Mr. Lundborg leaves behind,
his wife with whom he shared a
wonderful life, Pearl Jones
Lundborg, Amelia Island, FL,
his children, Elizabeth Ann
Quiggle (David), Lake Havasu
City, AZ, Catherine Jean Woods
(Clint), Discovery Cove, CA,
James Thomas Lundborg
(Michele), Peoria, AZ, step chil-
dren, Anne Warnel; Tucson, AZ,
David Warner (Crystal Wells),
Machesney Park,, IL, a sister,
Carol Lee Zipf (Jack), Phoenix,
AZ, grandchildren, Jenna and
Taylor Quiggle, Sara Woods,
Breanna and Brilynn Lundborg,
Samson and Mai McCrady,
David Warner Jr.; and Daniel
Warner, a great-grandson, Gavin
Warner, and one niece.
Memorial services will be
held at a later date at the
Memoria) United Methodist
Church of Fernandina Beach,
Mr. Lundborg will be laid to
rest at La Flora Mission.
Please share his life story at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors


Kathi Metts, age 57, for-
merly of Fernandina Beach,
died on Thursday, May 10, 2012,
of leukemia. Services will be
held at a later date.

Jean Ribault Park'

dedication Saturday

The city of Fernandina
Beach will dedicate the down-
town pocket park at 209 Centre
St. at 1 p.m. on Saturday as
"Jean Ribault Park" in honor of
the 450th anniversary of
Ribault's arrival on Amelia
Mayor Arlene R. Filkoff will
present a plaque to be installed
in the park to French Honorary
Consul Frangois Kloc. The pub-
lic is welcome to attend.
Ribault, a French explorer,
arrived on the island in .1562
and named it "Isle de Mai."
Ribault's Kingdom of France
flag was the first of Amelia


Island's eight flags. Commu-
nities in Northeast Florida have
been encouraged by the Florida
Department of State to cele-
brate this French heritage dur-
ing 2012. .The Fernandina
Beach City Commission offi-
cially named the pocket park
through a proclamation at its.
May 1 meeting.
For more information on
local events to celebrate the
450th anniversary of the
French arrival, visit www.fbfl.
us/index.aspx?NID=738 or con-
tact Adrienne Burke, historic
preservation planner, at 277-

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

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Shot fired near Main Beach


A domestic dispute followed by a shot fired
prompted a multi-agency manhunt near Main
Beach on Tuesday night as armed officers
patrolled the area on foot for signs df the gun-
man, according to the Fernandina Beach Police
Police located and arrested the man respon-
sible at the Fernandina Beach Police Depart-
ment about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Police
ChiefJim Hurley. He added that police have not
yet recovered the rifle.
Police said Kent Wirsing of 433 North
Fletcher Ave. is charged with domestic battery,
a misdemeanor. They plan to consult with the
State Attorney's Office to determine if Wirsing,
42, will face additional charges.
"At the scene, we discovered there were
additional firearms in the house," Capt. Mark
Foxworth said. "For the protection of the fam-
ily," we seized those firearms for safekeeping
and left word informing Wirsing where they
had gone. When the man came down to the sta-
tion to recover his weapons, officers arrested
him, he added.
Police said officers were dispatched to the
area on a report of shots fired. While police
were traveling to the location, dispatch report-
* ed there was a man carrying a rifle walking
North on North Fletcher Avenue and possibly
headed toward the beach, according to an inci-
dent report. The caller reported hearing what
she believed were a woman's screams coming
from a nearby residence, police said.

As far as police are aware, the gunfire did
not harm anyone or damage any property,
said Foxworth.
Foxworth said the initial call came in at 9
p.m. with officers arriving just five minutes
later. The Nassau County Sheriff's Office,
which routinely coordinates with the depart-
ment, sent three deputies to assist, he added.
The seven police, some of them armed
With M4A1 and AR-15 assault rifles, searched
the area on foot and canvassed some of the
man's known haunts until 11 p.m. in an attempt
to locate him.
While canvassing the area for signs of
Wirsing, police said they saw signs of a strug-
gle a door ajar, a broken picture frame and
several shards of glass lying next to a woman's
bracelet, and drops of blood on the floor at
the reported residence. A woman at the home
told police that following a violent dispute
Wirsing grabbed a rifle and left the home
before firing a single shot into the air.
She told police that the man never pointed
the rifle at anybody. Nor did he make any
threatening comments while holding the gun,
she said. After.she consented to a search of the
home, police recovered two rifles, a shotgun
and a pistol along with assorted ammunition,
according to the report. The guns, which
included an AK-47 assault rifle, were seized for
the safety of the family due to the man's emo-
tional sate, 1is intoxication at the time and the
potential foi future violence, police said.
"We don't know what this guy's intentions
are," Foxworth said. "We know he's got a gun."


In memory of community leader and booklover, Jan Davis, The Book Club has
donated the book For the Love of Roses in Florida & Elsewhere by Barbara Oehlbeck
to the Fernandina Beach branch of the Nassau County Public Library System.
Davis loved roses and her book club was delighted to remember her with this'
donation. Members of The Book Club, from left above, include Peggy Childs, Dee
Stalcup, Shirley Spaniel, Sallyann Morris, Peggy Kunkel, Dawn Price, Dolly Buck,
Barbara Zacheis and Ruth Ann Doud.

Divas' Day Out fun

for serious cause

Divas' Day Out from 9:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 9 at the
Atlantic Recreation Center in
Fernandiqa Beach will feature
more than 30 vendors.,
demonstrations on stage, raf-
fles, food and more to benefit
Girl Power 2 Cure.
The nonprofit, founded by
Amelia Island resident Ingrid
Harding, funds research,
builds awareness and sup-
ports families affected by Rett
Syndrome, a devastating neu-
rological disorder that only
affects girls, striking around
age 2 or 3. Most, like
Harding's.daughter Sarah, 11,
cannot speak, walk or use
their hands, though their
niinds remain alert.
The average life expectan-
cy for Rett sufferers is 12
years. However, doctors
believe Rett will eventually be
cured because it has been
proven to be reversible in
studies in mice. The cure for
Rett is expected be the key to
curing many other neurolog-
ical disorders, as well.
Diva's Day Out will raise
funds for Girl Power 2 Cure,
introduce the nonprofit to the
community and feature fun
for big and little girls alike.
Children's events will
include a Diva Dress-up
Booth, child safety IDs by the
Nassau County Sheriff's
Office, a visit from Jackson-
ville Zoo and Gardens mascot
Jazoo, a story booth by the
Friends of the Fernandina

Ingrid Harding with her daughter, Sarah, in 2010.

Beach Library and more.
Women will enjoy a Dr. Oz-
style "Ask the OBGYN" ses-
sion with Baptist Obstetrics
and Gynecology's Andrew
Halperin; fashion shows by
Elizabeth Trading Co. and
' Retail Therapy Consignment;
women's self-defense by
Atlantic Warriors; Zumba,
Body Pump and Body Flow
workouts; a free nail-painting
station; massages; a makeup
artist and a hair stylist offering
up-dos; Boston Photography
"Diva Photos" on site; a raised
bed garden demonstration by
Home Depot; "feel good"

meals for sale by My Personal
Chef as well as frozen entrees
to take home; and eyebrow
threading and eyelash exten-
sion demonstrations. For the
complete list visit www.mam
Admission is $3 per per-
son, with kids six and under
admitted free. For more infor-
mation about the event, go to
Mamamelia.com or email
Tiffany Wilson at info@mam
Learn about Rett Synd-
rome and Girl Power 2 Cure
at www.girlpower2cure.org.

Isle of Eight Flags Police Athletic League
is now accepting applications for its summer
program for ages 6 to 17 years. Applications
can be picked up at the Fernandina Beach
Police Department on Lime Street. Only 100
applications will be accepted. There is a one-
time registration fee of $50 ($25 per addi-
tional charge if registering two or more chil-
dren). Summer camp runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, June 11 through Friday, Aug. 3.
Contact Annette Perry at 277-7342, ext. 226.
Discovery camp
At Discovery Summer Camp, campers
explore their talents and creativity through a
variety of activities, including drama, music,
the arts, games, team-buildihg, science,
nature, field trips, and plenty of messy fun.
Along the way, campers will broaden their

horizons as they discover the power they
have to change the world around them. For
information call 321-2137, or visit www.fcaan-
gels.com to download the registration form.
Toddler camps
Education, fun, discovering, recreation,
exploration and opportunities await toddlers
under age four at Just 4 Toddlers camp in
June and July by Nanny on Call, Miss
D)eAnn. June 4-6 and 12-14 and July 1012
and 24-26 are $85 per week, $160 for two
weeks and $300 for all four weeks.
Toddlers VBS (Very Busy Schedule)
Camp is June 19-21 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
for $85. Edible Creations for children ages 4-
9 is from 9-11:45 a.m. June 15 and July 27 for
$30 per class.or $50 for both. Registration is
under way the mothers' morning out pro-
gram starting Aug. 20 for walking (14
months) up lo three years.


- the Fernandina
Beach commission.

Jiffy Store


May 17, 1962

Armed gunmen
robbed the Huddle
Hous6'on Eighth
Street in Fernan-
dina Beach and the
on US 1 in .

May 21, 1987

Nassau County
endorsed a pro-
posed affordable
housing initiative.
May 17, 2002



Duplicate bridge
Join other players
Thursday at 9 a.m. at the
Peck Center for a friendly
game of duplicate bridge.
Bring your own partner or
they will find one for you. For
information call 261-7297.
Blood drives
The Blood Alliance will
hold a community drive on
May 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at
Publix in Fernandina Beach.
* *
The Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club, in conjunction
with The Blood Alliance, will
host a blood drive on June 6
from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
Florida House Inn, 31 S.
Fourth St., downtown
Fernandina Beach. Donors
can secure an appointment in
advance by visiting The Blood
Alliance website at www.igive-
blood.com or at the bloodmo-
bile the day of the drive.
Confederate sons
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans will meet May 21 at
the Pig Barbeque Restaurant
in Callahan at 7 p.m. If you are
a descendent of a Confederate
soldier or interested in the his-
tory of the years 1861-65 you
are invited to attend.
Breakfast series
Family SupportServices of
North Florida will highlight
Common Law Issues: Frdm
Housing to Small Claims
Court at the Breakfast
Learning SeriesMay 22 at 9
a.m. at the agency's Nassau
County office, 87001
Professional Way in Yulee.
Staff attorneys with Jack-
sonville Legal Aid, Inc. will
discuss a variety of important
legal matters including mort-
gages, foreclosures, housing
rights and discrimination,
small claims court, debtor's
rights, handling debt collec-
tors and bankruptcy.
Networking and breakfast
begin at 8:30, a.m.; program
from 9 to 10:30 a.m. For infor-
mation or to register to attend,
contact FSS.BLS.Nassau@
fssnf.org or 225-5347.
Heart to Heart
Baptist Nassau program on
the risks of heart disease and
the latest techniques for diag-
nosis and treatment at a free
discussion May 23 with
Fernandina Beach cardiolo-
gist Dr. George Le-Bert. The
free program takes place at
The Journey Church on
Sadler Road from 11:45 a.m.-
1:30 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able. Reservations are requir-
ed. Call 904-202-CARE (2273).

The Mayport Council Navy
League of the United States
will host a "Battle of Midway
Commemorative Dinner" on
June 9 at the Renaissance
Resort at World Golf Village.
Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., din-
ner at 7 p.m. Reserved seat-
ing. All are invited.
Tickets available from the
Navy League Mayport, Bob
Price, (904) 246-9982,
bpricex4@comcast.net. For
information visit www.midway
dinner.org. Special room rates
are available by calling the
resort at 1-800-266-9432.
Arts forum
Arts and Culture Nassau
will present Building A Better
Board, a free community
forum on June 23, 10 a.m. to
noon, at the Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St. Fernandina Beach
resident Robert Bolan, a long-
time nonprofit organizational
consultant who holds a PhD in
higher education and business
from the University of South-
ern California, will focus on
how to efficiently fund and
structure organizations via the
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Continued from 1A
donate books that are mean-
ingful to them, books they
Because the library is
small (a little bigger than a
mailbox) the purpose is not
to offer a huge selection of
books, but to build communi-
ty through the sharing of
"I think most of us, when
we really love a book, want to
share it. This is why we
encourage people to leave
notes, and to donate their
favorite book."
Pitcher selected the first
batch of books in circulation

Continued from lA
tory only," Gerrity said Thurs-
day. "Since my salary at
Suwannee County was $71,500
that was included in my letter
but as a matter of history only.
At no time was I asked what
my expectations were from the
Commissioner Sarah
Pelican noted Tuesday night
that a city department head
was making $98,000 annually,
an amount that had seemed
excessive to her at the previous
workshop to discuss the city
manager contract.
"How could we pay a city
manager less than what a
department head is making?"
she asked. "How would you
explain it away?"
'You explain it by the level
of experience,." Poynter said.
"Why not start (Gerrity) at a
low rate the first year? It was
very clear at (an earlier work-
shop) that we were shopping
price ... that's why we came to.
(a salary range of) $80,000-
"Five thousand more than a
department head is a reason-
able amount of money," Vice
Mayor Jeffrey Bunch said.
'Then ceremoniously, you
give him one dollar more than
the department head," Poynter
Human Resources Director
Robin Marley said later that
Gerrity's base salary of
$103,000 does not include 12
percent the city will pay in
deferred compensation to a
retirement plan, nor does it
include what the city will pay
for l alftfif h rince.
Other terms of'Gerrity's
employment contract state the
city will pay 100 percent of his
health insurance premium
costs or 55 percent for depend-

Funand free
i would like people to know that the litile library is fun. It is
free It's based on the honor system Take a book. enjoy a
book return a book I think it will be a success if just one
child finds The joy of reading. This will help them through all
heir school years and for life,'" says Jean Prtcher

and additional titles were
obtained at thrift stores and
from neighbors.
"We have gotten to know
our neighbors a lot better
because of the books they
check out and donate and
because everyone wants to
talk about it," said Duncan.
"We have already been sur-
prised by the number of peo-
ple that are already familiar

with the Little Free
For additional information
on setting up a Little Free
Library in your neighbor-
.hood, visit littlefreelibrary.
org. Contact Todd Bol at
.(715) 338-2223 or email
tbol@littlefreelibrary.org. f
Contact Rick Brooks at
(608) 345-0750 or email

City salaries
Annual salaries of charter employees and department

Ci,, Anorney Tarnmi Bach
Utilities Director John Mandrick .
Interim City Manager Dave Lot .
Police Chief James Hurley ..
Controller Patti Clitiord .
Project Manager Engineer Glenn Semasin .
community Development
Director Marshall McCrary .
Human Resources Director Robin Marley
Parks & Recrealion Director Nan Voin .
IT Director Mike Rooney ..
Maintenance Manager Rex Lester
City Clerk Mary Mercer
Fire Chief Jason Higginbotham
Maintenance Manager Jeremiah Glisson

ent coverage.
Gerrity will earn three
weeks vacation annually and
sick leave at four hours biweek-
ly. He is entitled to the same
paid holidays as the rest of city
Gerrity will not be issued a
city vehicle, but will receive a
car allowance of $300 monthly.
The city will also pay $2,000
annually for professional devel-
Commissioners also agreed
to a six-month probationary
period for Gerrity, after which
there will be a performance
Gerrity will receive five
weeks' severance pay if his con-
tract is ended before one year,
or if it is not renewed after one
year. If he resigns, the city will
not pay severance.
Commissioners voted by
paper ballot at a special meet-
ing Saturday for their choice
of city manager from a list of
five finalists. Poynier at that
time chose Paul White, who
had 20 years of city manager
experience, and whose last
salary was $115,000 as inter-
im community development

$120 803
$98 039
$91 000
$85 161
$84 195
$81 851
$76 738
$70 882
. $68,011,
. $66.978
$67 328

officer of Riviera Beach,
Former city manager
Michael Czymbor, who
resigned in January, was mak-
ing about $108,000 annually,
plus benefits and perks includ-
ing a city vehicle. He received
$112,112.60 in severance pay,
accrued vacation, sick leave
and personal leave and for den-
tal, health, life insurance and
other benefits.
Commissioners also agreed
in an emergency agenda item
at Tuesday's meeting to ter-
minate Interim City Manager
Dave Lott's employment con-
tract 30 days after Gerrity
begins the job. Lott, who is on
sabbatical from his employer,
Speer & Associates Inc. of
Atlanta, will assist Gerrity in
the transition process during
that period.

Continued from 1A
and reckless, and Sgt. Bowen,
but for this defendant failing,
would have been killed. We
would have had to bury him.
This defendant is guilty of
attempted second-degree
murder and shooting at a
Moore's statement to one
officer that he could see him
and he "could take (him) out if
I wanted" didn't constitute a
threat, Baker said. Multiple offi-
cers present, including Haney
and Bowen, testified that Moore
never showed them hatred dur-
ing their interactions, he added.
"None of that ever showed evi-
dence of a depraved mind," he
told jurors.
Kalinowski and Coggin cited
excerpts from Moore's bel-
ligerent 911 call while his house
was surrounded and his verbal
exchanges with police officers

Continued from 1A
staff, that is enough money to
purchase lights for 19 trees,
plus energy costs for one year,
.since the new twinkle lights are
more energy efficient.
Installation of lights will cost
some city personnel time, how-
ever, at 38 staff hours per tree,
plus annual maintenance costs
of $9,880, according to the city
staff presentation. But annual
electrical costs for the new 120V
LED lighting will amount to

I would like to thank Ron
Anderson, David DuBose, and
Brett, Marty, Matt & Debbie
for fixing my car up. At least I
know there is still one honest
place on the island to deal
I should have bought a used
car from y'all instead of at the
used car lot.
Thanks to my daughter for
bringing the car back. I love
you and Dad, I love you, too.
Thanks for the car. Thanks to
Carl at Al Paint & Body
God Bless you all,

during the incident and other
displays of anger.
Coggin encouraged jurors
to examine the totality of the
circumstances. Common sense
tells everyone that Moore's
shotgun blast in the vicinity of
other people, especially
because he is an avid shooter
and he did not warn nearby
officers, could have seriously
hurt or killed someone, she
As for the domestic dispute
that sparked the entire incident,
Baker said Moore's then wife
had been stacking up credit
card debt frivolously and hiding.
it from her husband, who had
previously lost his job and was
struggling to stay afloat finan-
cially. An argument ensued
and she struck Moore, he said,
and as he chased her around
the house she ran into a door,
leaving her with a cut nose.
Baker: showed jurors photo-
graphs of Johnson's hand,

only $760, according to the
staff report. The new string
lights are. also safer because
they have molded bulb sockets.
Roberts said he was still rais-
ing donations and that the num-
ber of trees with lights could
be increased to 22. He also said
he would use. some of the
money to make electrical con-
nections for the extra trees to
have lights.
Streets/Parks Maintenance
Manager Rex A. Lester said it
would "take quite a bit of time"
to get the lights strung proper-


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which showed bruising con-
sistent with having struck
someone, he said.
Assistant .State Attorney
Wes White said Moore, with a
gun in hand, chased his wife
out of their home, before
retreating back inside. When
officers approached the door,
Moore came to the door with
the gun. According to White,
one officer shouted, "Gun!"
which prompted Moore to
slam the door shut and retreat
inside. Later on, White ,said,
officers set up lights outside
Moore's home. At one point,
Moore discharged a shotgun
round in the direction of offi-
cers, spurring them to return
fire, which wounded Moore.
He subsequently surrendered
later in the morning, said
"It all started over a credit
card bill," White said. "He was
angry with his wife."

ly on all the trees.
Lester said the ambient
uplighting could be moved
and used to light the visitors
center, Peg Leg Pete statue or
City Hall, or be installed to
illuminate large oak or palm
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Weinstein seeks Senate seat

State Rep. Mike Weinstein
announced he filed the paper-
work to begin his campaign for
the District 4 Florida Senate
seat representing Duval and
Nassau counties.
His opponent in the
Republican primary is former
slate representative and
Fernandina Beach mayor Aaron
Weinstein was first elected to
District 19 of the Florida House
of Representatives in 2008
where has served two terms.
During that time, he was ele-
vated into Republican, leader-
ship as the deputy majority whip
and vice chair of the Civil Justice
and Courts Policy Committee.
Weinstein also served as a
member of the Judiciary
Committee, Finance and Tax
Committee, Civil Justice
Subcommittee and Government
Operations Appropriations
Subcommittee. In the House,
he advocated for spending cuts,
regulatory reform, education
reform and a stronger public

S safety system.
'The paper-
'? work is done,
S'' so now it's offi-
cial: I'm all in.
Under the new
map, North-
Weinstein east Florida
.- will have a
presence in the State Senate,"
said Weinstein in his announce-
ment. "More than ever, it will
be important for our senator to
not only have a plan for bringing
jobs and economic opportunl-
ty to our area, but also to have
the experience necessary to get
the job done. I believe that my
life experience uniquely quali-
fies me for this effort, and I am
looking forward to working with
our small business leaders,
chambers of commerce, com-
munity leaders and every inter-
ested citizen in the effort to
accomplish our goals."
He said he would make jobs,
education and regulatory

reform his priority.
Weinstein has lived, and
worked for the last 35 years in
Northeast Florida. He served
as the president and CEO of
the Jacksonville Super Bowl
Host Committee, and also as a
past executive director of the
Economic Development Com-
mission of Jacksonville. He was
the former president of Take
Stock in Children and current-
ly serves in a leadership role in
the office of State Attorney
Angela Corey serving Duval
and Nassau counties.
"My vision for our area, and
for our state, is one of prosper-
ity and freedom. I believe by
working together, we can
create an environment of
growth with the many
resources that Northeast '
Florida has to offer our state.
We have a bright future ahead
of us and I hope Northeast
Florida will send me to the
State 'Senate to help make that
a reality for us all," said


Democratic Oub
The Democratic Club of
Amelia Island will have its
next dinner meeting at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club,
2800 Bill Melton Road, on
Tuesday. The doors will open
at 6 p.m. with dinner being
served at 7 p.m. A cash bar
will be available throughout
the evening. The speaker for
.the evening will be Ben
Wilcox, a government con-
sultant for the League of
Women Voters in Tallahas-
see. Wilcox will provide
insight and knowledge about
the workings of the Florida
To reserve, drop off a
check for $15 per person,
payable to DCAI, at the club
headquarters located at the
corner of Eighth and Date
streets in Fernandina Beach.
Checks must be received
For more information or'
to reserve by phone, contact
CarlaVoisard at (904) 849-

7076 or csvoisard@gmail.
Sheriff for Leeper
Duval County Sheriff
John Rutherford has
released a statement endors-
ing Bill Leeper as successor
of the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office.
"With over 3D years of
work and experience in law
enforcement an'd two terms
as mayor of Fernandina
Beach you have demonstrat-
ed to the citizens of Nassau
County the importance of
public service," Rutherford
"As sheriff of Jacksonville,
I know first-hand how impor-
tant it is to have professional
law enforcement experience
to serve in the office of sher-
.iff. Your knowledge of law
enforcement and the public
safety issues are important
qualities that are essential to
the success of the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office.
"1 believe that your focus

on protecting our values and
defending our families is the
right direction for the new
sheriff and there is no ques-
tion that you will bring the
necessary professional and
personal attention to the
needs of the Sheriff's Office
employees and the important
work they do in making
Northeast Florida a safe
place to live, work and raise a
Nassau County Republi-
can Headquarters has
moved. It is now located at
1894 South 14th St., Suite 4.
Hours of operation are 1:30-
4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
'Blue Bag Lunch'
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get-together. Bring your
lunch and join them at party
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about to turn 90
The public is invited to
come and say "Happy
Birthday" to Willie Mae Hardy
Ashley at her 90th birthday cel-
The celebration will be held
4t the Peck Community Center,
516 South 10th St., on May 27
from 3-5 p.m. in the Willie Mae
Ashley Auditorium.
A community activist
author, local historian andA
retired teacher; shewas born in
Fernandina Beach in 1922 and
graduated from Peck High
School in 1940 as class vale- .
dictorian. -
She has a bachelor's degree
in elementary education from
Bethune-Cookman College in
Daytona Beach and a master's
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Here are the basics: 1) Know the
capitalized cost the selling price of the
vehicle. 2) Know the residual estimat-
ed lease termination value and make
sure you know the terms at the end.
Can you buy it for residual? Is there a
disposition fee to turn it in? What is the
.mileage overage charge per mile? 3)
What is the interest rate you will prob-
ably have to ask'as factors are the norm..
Factors are much lower than the rates
paid, so be specific. 4) What does the
manufacturer have to offer to incen-
tivize the lease? low rate or lease
rebate are examples. Shopping to lease
a car is really not that hard and all man-
ufacturers love it because it keeps peo-
ple in the market.
You can trade a car, even with a little

negative equity. The nice thing is at the
end of a lease you are even when you
turn the car in. And returning it is what
almost everyone does, creating a fresh
start. If your car is paid for and of good
value, most dealers will buy. You may
not want to put the whole value of a
$7,500 car down on the lease. Orask for
an equity refund and apply what you
may want.
Credit is more rigid by most lease
lending sources. If your beacon score is
not at least 600, it will be tough. Don't
take that as an absolute, and all with
scores over 600 aren't assured of
approval. Down payment of a couple
thousand plus the initial payment defi-
nitely help a borderline applicant and
lower the payment. The better dealers
will advise you, with a credit bureau
review, on the outlook. Always keep in
mind that dealers are intermediaries,
not banks. Know the terms before you
take delivery.
I appreciate Mother Nature bestow-
ing some much-needed rain this week.
Have a good week.
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automobile use and ownership.

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Wow, check out that bottom

I stood in the shade by the marina office
and admired her bottom as she went by me.
Wow, I thought, with barely concealed
excitement. Would you look at that? Pretty
darn nice'for a 43-year-old dame.
Hardly a blemish or barnacle anywhere.
You'd never believe she's been sitting in the
water nearly 10 years since she was last hauled
out, cleaned and inspected.
I'm talking about my sailboat, of course.
Had you going there for a moment though, did-
n't I?
Last summer, I acquired a 28-foot Cal
Jensen sailboat that's been moored at C Dock
down at Tiger Point Marina for the past 10
years. It was one of those distress sale things
where I just happened to be in the right,place
at the right time: I'm n6t going to tell you what
I paid for it but suffice it to say I practically ran
to my bank.
For the benefit of those not in the know
about sailboats, The Cal Jensen line was origi-
nally designed and built by Jensen Marine, in
Costa Mesa, Calif. Company owner Jack
'Jensen, a pioneer in the fiberglass boat indus-
try, went out and got legendary racing sailboat
builder and designer Bill Lapworth to build his
boats. The result was a fleet of vintage sailing
vessels still around to this day. One model in
particular, the Cal 40, still is a leading competi-
tor in the Los Angeles to Honolulu Transpac
race.and continues to tally up a string of victo-
ries, despite the fact that a Cal Jensen sailboat
hasn't been produced in two decades.
But enough history. The one I picked up

was built in 1969. Her former
owner was a racing enthusiast
and campaigned her on the
Great Lakes before shipping
her to Florida, where she
.4 went into retirement at Tiger
Point. And then I found out
about her.
I bought her and decided
that, since I'd be retiring with-
CUP OF in the year, fixing her up and
JOE restoring her to some of her
former grandeur would be a
cool retirement project. One
Joe Palmer thing about messing around
and fixing up boats, if you
don't have the time and you get impatient, a
relatively uncomplicated procedure can quick-
ly become a real booger.
My wife and I joined the Amelia Island
Sailing Club a couple of years ago when we
first got 'interested in sailing. The club has reg-
ular races and cruises to points of interest
hereabouts. Word in the local sailing communi-
ty was that I'd stumbled onto a real find. Turns
out, the Cal 28 is a speedy boat, weighing in at
just 7,000 pounds, including her molded on
lead keel, the Atomic 4 gasoline engine power
plant and shaft. After lots of consultation from
pros, I decided that replacing the old "Atomic
Bomb" engine wasn't feasible, as it's also out of
production and all you can get are rebuilt ones.
Plus the gas tank was below decks and I'm
pretty sketchy about having gasoline vapors
below decks, even though.the history of the

things are said to be pretty safe.
A diesel switch out wasn't feasible either
because of design issues. In the end, I opted to
go with a 9.9-horsepower outboard engine on a
bracket. The gas tank can go in the stern lock-
er. The power performance won't be adversely
affected and she'll be several hundred pounds
lighter which could be handy in a race..
I was worried that after 10 years in the
water, her bottom would be covered with
water-leaking blisters in the fiberglass, but
that turned out to be a non-issue after all. The
diver who's been scraping the barnacles from
the hull since I got it did such a good job it
was almost completely clean when she was
hauled from the water.
For the past week, I've been working on
trying to bring back the chalkified paint job
and I have to admit, it's looking pretty nice so
I didri't read the directions on some rub-
bing compound one day and had to redo a sec-
tion on which I'd spent hours laboring in the
hot sun. A word about rubbing compounds,
polishes, waxes and power buffer/polishers:
Don't wing it. Follow the directions to the Jetter
or else you'll end up doing what I had to do and
start over.
"Why didn't you just read them in the first
place?" I thought I heard her ask, more than a
little peevishly. "Now we've got to start all
And we wonder why boats are named after


It appears there is a group of "con-
cerned citizens" who have taken it
upon themselves to review the social
studies/history textbooks which are
upfor adoption by the Nassau County
School Board this year.I These "con-
c.erned citizens" are urging the school
board to register their displeasure with
the Florida Department of Education in,
order to prevent the use of these text-
books in Florida's classrooms. Their
displeasure with the current textbook
selection was voiced in a recent letter
to the editor (May 9). In that letter, the
writer claims that there is a "concerted
effort by.Islamic organizations, con-
nected to terrorist groups to influence
textbook publishers." Of course, he,
offers no evidence of this claim.
I have reviewed the packet of infor-
mation presented to the Nassau County
School Board by this group of "con-
cerned citizens," and I found that the
information contained therein was
biased, misleading and, in certain cases,
downright false. Most of the criticism
offered in their textbook reviews ,as
s-imply the opinion of the reviewer.
When sources for the information were
cited, most of the sources were not
legitimate news organizations, but
rather propaganda publications.
The current policy for adopting text-
books has been in place since 1990. I
recently spoke with a school district
employee, familiar with the process,
who explained the procedure to me.
The Florida Department of Education
generates a list of suitable textbooks
and forwards that list to the school dis-
tricts in order for them to make their
selections. In Nassau County, Social
Studies teachers then spend a signifi-
cant amount of time reviewing the text-
books. They then select the ones that
they deem to be the best. Through
their department heads they submit
their choices to their respective School
Advisory Committees for approval. If
the, SAC approves the request, then
the selection is sent to the Nassau
County School Board, which then
orders .the textbooks that were pre-
ferred by the majority of teachers. All
schools in the county use the same

As I understand it, these "concerned
citizens" feel that textbook publishers
and ,the Florida Department' of
Education are in cahoots with terrorist
organizations and are infiltrating our
schools through textbooks. The evi-
dence they offer for this outlandish
claim is that high school World History
courses discuss Islam. Theiiragenda is
driven by their conspiracy theories.
Unfortunately, they completely dis-
count the relevance of the teacher in
selecting and teaching from the text-
As a parent and a product of the
Nassau County school system, it is
important to me that my children learn
critical thinking skills. In order to do
this, they must be exposed to a wide
range of ideas and information. I
believe that they should learn about
all types of religions and political sys-
tems in the world, including Islam.
Education is the free exchange of ideas
and we need to trust our teachers in
this regard. Children are not sheep and
should not be treated as such.
'"As parents and stakeholders in the
Nassau County :ch',l system we
should be wary of self-appointed "con-
cerned citizens" who do not have chil-
dren in our school system, yet are so
certain that our children are being
indoctrinated with radical ideology. If
these citizens are really concerned
about our children, they should devote
their time and energy as volunteers
within our schools. If they did that,
then they would see the teachers, prin-
cipals and administrators who tirelessly
work to make Nassau County Schools
some of the best in the state.
There is no doubt that this group
has an agenda. They are a political
group who seeks to spread their world-
view. Even though I do not subscribe to
that worldview, I support their right to
spread'their ideology within our polit-
ical system. However, they do not have
the right to force their agenda into our
schools under the guise of concern for
our students. I only hope that the
Nassau County School Board has the
fortitude necessary to take a stand
against this attempt to impose the view
of a few upon the majority. To para-


phrase Edmund Burke, ignorance and
fear will flourish when good men do
Kim Page
Femandina Beach

No placelike home
Wow! We attended the "Wizard of
Oz" in the newly renovated Fernandina
Beach Middle School theater this
past weekend. It far exceeded our
expectations! My husband didn't doze
off once (he had been up since 4:30
a.m. and worked all day). We plan to
go back this weekend and see it a sec-
ond time.
You could have heard a pin drop
when Dorothy sang "Over the
Rainbow." It was so fun to hear the
oohs and ahhs of the audience when
the stage filled with colorful singing

Munchkins and Ozians, the chorus of
bright red Poppies, tap-dancing crows
or apple-throwing trees. There was a lot
of laughing for the Scarecrow, Tin
Man, Lion and Professor Marvel and
children were definitely grabbing their
mommies when'the witch, her Flying
Monkeys and Winkies or Mrs. Gultch
came on stage. I'm sure Toto (aka
Hermes) will be getting a lot of atten-
tion around town after his perform-
Our daughter is one of the
Munchkins and over the past nine
weeks of rehearsals, I have been struck
how this production demonstrates who
we are as a community and our com-
mitment to one another. There have
been tireless hours of rehearsals and
dozens of volunteers giving of their
time and talent The cast of 140 ranges
in age from 7 to 65; natives alongside

transplants; public school, private
school and home-schooled kids com-
ing.together as friends; Methodist pas-
tor sharing the stage with Talbot Island
park rangers and a very talented,
Jacksonville Jazz Festival and Ritz
Theatre aiward-winning middle-school-
er. One of the highlights for me: after
one of the rehearsals "Uncle Henry"
performed a vow renewal ceremony
for "Auntie Em" and the "Tin Man,"
husband and wife, for their wedding
anniversary surrounded by the entire
costumed cast of Munchkins and
Ozians kneeling at their feet
Leaving the theater, we felt thor-
oughly entertained, but more impor-
tantly so proud to be a part of this com-
munity. There truly is no place like our
Kathleen O'Brien Graves
Fernandina Beach

If you can hear the lyrics, face the music

Musings, opinions, observations, questions,
and random thoughts on island life, Fein'andina
Beach and more:
If the music in a pub or restaurant is loud
enough that you can hear it and understand the
lyrics then somebody's probably going to have
to face the music. The screwy noise ordinance
left over from a years-old feud between former
Green Turtle and Florida House ownership has
raised its ugly head, and from what. I am being
told by my so far always reliable north side bar-
keep, the police are being asked to enforce a
regulation that makes no sense, since it alleged-
ly says that if you can hear music and under-
stand the lyrics from 100 feet away you're in
trouble, no matter what time of day. At least two
beach area pubs that I know of have been
threatened with fines during daylight hours.
Perhaps they should hire a troupe of mimes as
entertainment or rappers, as I've never under-
stood one word of that foul non-musical clap-
trap. All the while motorcycles with modified
mufflers and bozos with roaring bass speakers
,blow up and down our streets without fear of
penalty. Who's in charge here, the Marx
* *
Is there another beach restaurant and bar as
close to the water and right on the beach, like
Sandy Bottoms, the venerable Main Beach
eatery and watering hole where you can be
served at tables smack on the sand that is actu-
ally part of owner Claude Hartley's property? If
there is, no one I know is aware of it, and we
are talking about the entire eastern seaboard of
the United States. Slider's has great views but a
dune separates its tiki bar from the sea; the
recently opened to the public Beach Club is
close but no cigar; and the Surf and Hammer-
head have water views but are across the road,
and nothing else around here is even close and
I'm not talking inter-coastal, only the ocean.


There's a joint in Flagl6r
Beach that has a porch that
sits over the water, but no
access and no sand. We've
been all over Key West, St.
Augustine, Daytona and
places in between as well as
Hilton Head, Charleston,
Myrtle Beach and so on, and
can't find one in any of them
either. So, is there another
one? If it exists please tell me
* *

David N Think you can swallow 3
Scott 1/2 pounds of food in 30 min-
utes? If so, $22 worth of pas-
trami and potato salad are yours on the house
along with a T-shirt and celebrity status flaunt-
ing your gluttony by having a photo hung on
the dining room wall at Craig and Donna Lee
Scott's FerrianDeli on South Eighth Street. But
the odds are against you. Since March of last
year 35 have tried what the Scott's have dubbed
"The Superman Challenge" and failed, while
only six have managed to scarf down the 3 1/2-
pounder pastrami sandwich and a huge side of
potato salad to snag a shirt and have a photo
attesting to their excess posted on the wall.
* *
Put this in your silly, dinky, over-priced,
exploding electric car and try to drive it: The
Commonwealth Foundation in Pennsylvania
reported in a 2010 study that electricity generat-
ed by wind cost 150 percent of the average elec-
tricity cost in the state while solar-generated
electricity cost an incredible 706 percent of the
average. Furthermore, while natural gas and oil
prices declined from the prior two years, solar
and wind power costs jumped 65 percent and 92
percent, respectively. On that note, an author in
Townhall wrote the Chevy Volt is "the perfect

car for the Occupy Wall Street crowd." He's
right. That movement is going nowhere and the
Volt is the perfect car to get them there. So
what CAN you do with a Volt? In tests per-
formed by the Highway Traffic Safety
Administration a Volt burst into flames while
turned off and sitting still, making it a dicey
option even as a temporary shelter for the
homeless. Any suggestions folks?

Gov. Rick Scott and a film crew that were in *
town recently to create a public service ad cer-
tainly know where to eat well as they had
breakfast for their brief stay sent over from T-
Ray's Burger Station, a gesture that tells me the
governor is a guy I'd enjoy joining for a beer.

If you buy a car and it turns out to be a
lemon, you'll make a beeline to the dealer that
sold you the clunker and demand satisfaction
right? You don't call the credit union or bank
that financed the deal for you and complain. So
why are the Occupy Wall Street Movement
loons protesting the financial institutions that
loaned them the cash to earn worthless
degrees in philosophy or art history and not,
the universities that charged them for their use-
less sheepskins?

There are a few folks heLeabouts who worry
publicly that many of the efforts taken to pro-
mote Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach will
lead to the'community becoming another Key
West or St. Augustine. I've been to both many
times and can't say I agree with the critics, how-
ever, for a real taste of "tasteless" these con-
cerned citizens should take a trip north to the
Smokey Mountains, in particular Gatlinburg,
Tenn., whose town motto is, "If you think this is
tacky wait till you get to Pigeon Forge."
* *
Hey guys, if the combination of ice cold beer

and smoking hot bar maids in bikinis appeals to
you then make a dash for the Hammerhead on
Fletcher, where the management under George
Sheffield's new ownership has instituted "Bikini
Suriday," all done in good taste and showing
probably no more skin than you can see across
the street at the beach.
* *'
The crowd of people waiting to place
orders at the Great Harvest Bread Co., the
island's newest bakery at 14th and Sadler,
attests to the popularity of baked goods by
island residents. Not counting the ones at the
major supermarkets, there are also three bak-
eries within walking distance of each other
downtown. A large dose of fiber, a key ingredi-
ent of these institution's products, might help
lighten up our team of city commissioners.

I contacted a local lawyer last week with a
request to modify my Georgia will to conform
to Florida law. In return I received an indeci-
pherable six-page single spaced agreement,
asking for a $150 consultation fee on top of a
$1,000 retainer, and informing me that the
lawyer's rates were $250 an hour and her assis-
tant's (secretary?) were $90 an hour. Lady, I
just wanted an adjustment to my will, which
initially cost a total of $500, not have you
argue a case for me before the Supreme Court.
Geeez Louise, no wonder there are so many
lawyer jokes, they're easy targets. Oh, by the
way lady, Legal Zoom.com says they'll do a will
for $69!

Here's a quote that I wish was mine, but it
belongs to author and commentator Ben Stein
instead: "Fathom the hypocrisy of a govern-
ment that requires every citizen to prove they
are insured ... but not everyone must prove
they are a citizen."



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The Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach gave $1,000
scholarships to three high school senior girls. The schol-
arship recipients and their mothers were guests of the
Woman's Club at the May meeting. Pictured are Kaomi,
Jones, Frances Hanold and Alexa Clifton.


Avery Douglas is the 2012 winner of the Hugh O'Brian
Youth (HOBY) Leadership Award. Each year a high
school sophomore is chosen by teachers to receive this
award, which enables them to meet with other youth and
practice leadership skills that they can bring back to
their community and use throughout their life. The
Woman's Club gives a stipend to the recipient of the
award. Avery, who is in Little Women, is pictured here
with her grandmother, Jo Brumund, and her mother,
Allison Douglas, both members of the Woman's Club.


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Middle School's liter-
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Can Read, debuted in
10th edition at its
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azine has grown from i
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$1,500 for the printing cost of the magazine (roughly $3,400 to print such a mas-
sive work). Guest authors Rob and Kim Hicks, Amelia A-Z, and Allyson Richards,
Enlightened, shared their journeys from inception to fruition to a standing-room-
only crowd. After their speeches, the students published in the magazine were rec-
ognized and read one of their pieces, top.'
Local restaurants donated dessert and FBHS's culinary program whipped up
decadent delights for the audience to enjoy. The senior faculty advisor and creator
of the program, HIeather Stefanski, left, was honored with a speech and plaque at.
the end of the event. The Smorgasbord staff, above middle, is always looking for
donations and volunteers. To learn more contact Stefanski, Renee Thompson, or
Cathy Dozier at F14MS.


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Fernandina Beach High School's Nursing Assistant Program students had their
Pinning Ceremony on May 2. On Friday, May 4, the students took their Florida
State Board of Nursing Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. FBI IS's CNA program
had a 100 percent pass rate. Front row are Mikaela Winter, CNA, Kreana Booher,
CNA, Madison Smith, CNA, Ashley Park, CNA, and Amber Wolfe, CNA. Back row
are Kyle Fullwood, CNA, Amanda Strickland, CNA, Leah Rizzo, CNA, Sarah Head,
CNA, Trevor Haddock, CNA, Alysa Ilopkins, CNA, Kalie Day, CNA, Danielle
Czymbor, CNA, Dani Bird, CNA and Sharon Belcher, ARNP.

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Island At events
May events at the Island
Art Association Education
Center, 18 N. Second St.,
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 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 sessions); 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
or to rent the Education
Center visit
www.islandart.org or call 261-
Upcoming workshops at
the IAA include:
Creative Photo Editing
with Free Software for
Windows with instructor
Michael Spicer will.be held
May 29 and 30 from 9:30 a.m.-
Learn the creative process
of editing your photos, email
and printing, making slide
shows and movies, creating a
website, etc. Participants
should bring their Windows-
based laptops to class with
Google's newest version of
3.9 Picasa downloaded and
installed. To register, cll
Spicer at 491-8658 or email
Learn how to transform
basic geometric 'forms into
realistic-looking afiimals and
people with sculptor Charles
"Chuck" Oldham. Workshop I-
on June 2 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.,
take's students through the
basics of sculpting a "maque-
tte" (a small sculpture.study).
Each student will complete a
figure to take home. All mate-
rials included. Cost is $200
m ex .i t . n25 .n ,-r,,m-ir
bers, I'.. :ibkl t., ilh r!,> -.
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 whatisas-
culpture @gmail.com. Visit
"Change Your Life
Through Consciousness,
Compassion and Creativity"
with instructor Martha
Bennett will be held
Monday, June 4, 11, 18, 25
and July 2 from 7-9 p.m.
Students will learn: to be
present; to find your compas-
sion and how to be compas-
sionate to yourself; and the
creative process through
which you can change.your
Bennett has more that 25
years' combined experience
as a psychotherapist and'edu-
cator. She received her MA in
psychology from the
University of West Georgia
and is certified by the
Hakomi Institute in Boulder,
Colo. as a Body-Centered
Psychotherapist. She is a cer-
tified Open-Focus trainer and
teaches at UNF in the Osher
Lifelong Learning Institute
program. Cost is $100.
Contact. Bennett at 557-5951
to register or for information.


0 Joshua
Tyler Cassidy
of Yulee earned
an associate of '
science degree
Saturday, May
5, 2012, during
the 159th com-
mencement Cassidy
ceremony of
Hiwassee Col-
lege in Madisonville, Tenn.

Todd Junker of Fernan-

dina Beach graduated from
'Florida Gulf Coast University,
Fort Myers, with a bachelor of
arts degree.
N James Harmon of Fer-
nandina Beach has been
named to the dean's list at
Piedmont College in Demor-
est, Ga., for achievements dur-
ing the spring semester.
Dean's list students earned
a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point aver-
age for the semester.


Army National Guard
Pfc. David M. Jennings has
graduated from basic combat
training at Fort Jackson,
Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied
the Army mission, history,
tradition and core values,
physical fitness and received
instruction and practice in
basic combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare

and bayonet training, drill and
ceremony, marching, rifle
marksmanship, armed and
unarmed combat, map read-
,ing, field tactics, military
courtesy, military justice sys-
tem, basic first aid, foot
marches and field training
Jennings is the son of
William Jennings of Calla-
han. Hle is a 2011 graduate of
West Nassau High School.

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Chaos. That's how I would
describe it. We had missed ou
With no real way of communic
to those waiting for us, the ser
ness of our situation began to
Far from home, and heading
a restricted and dangerous cot
the thought of missing our col
and being detached from our
gage, was unnerving to say th
Making things worse, the airp
were in was an absolute zoo. I
that not speaking the language
help, but just the same, it was
the most confusing and disorg
places I've ever seen.
By the time I finished deali
with the lady behind the coun
fought my way through the m
people and made it back to ou
group, whatever Christian cha
I had possessed had managed

flights, communion and remembering Him
flight on a different. less attitude from reaching the sur- come now." In shock, we looked at thoughts are quick to rise and domi-
r flight. airline and left me face. If it hadn't been for the fact that each other, grabbed our carry-on nate our thinking, in like fashion,
eating in a mess. everyone else thought it was a good bags and followed, her through the God has made a provision to check
rious- Thankfully, my idea, and because my wife just so masses of people to a plane eager to those thoughts and put things back
sink in. wife could see I was happened to hAve some communion depart. The miracle was-plain to see. in order. I'm convinced that's why
g into struggling and intu- elements on hand, I'm sure I would Just moments before the same Jesus spoke these words, "As often
untry, itively k new just have begun searching for other logi- woman had emphatically told us as yot do this, do this in remem-
ntacts, what to do. Though cal and practical solutions. Little did I there were no fights available until brance of Me." In remembering
lug- at first her sugges- know how God was getting ready to the morning. Him, everything comes back into
e least. tion seemed like an school me. That day, the communion table of' perspective. His willingness to pay
ort we PULPIT inappropriate As we huddled close and began to the Lord took on an entirely new the ultimate price in order to see us
'm sure NOTES response to a very pray, instantly the atmosphere meaning in my life. Though I cherish succeed says it all.
e didn't big problem, in the around us changed. From chaos and the sharing of the Body and the "What shall we then say to these
one of end, her simple confusion to peace and clarity, Blood of Christ in corporate worship things? If God be for us, who can be
;anized Pastor words turned the despair faded and hope rose. services, the idea that God would against us? He that spared not His
Rob Goyette course of our entire It was then that it happened. As prepare a table for me in the pres- own Son, but delivered Him up for us
ng trip. "Let's take we gave thanks and partook of the ence of my enemies, has me walking all, how shall He not with Him also
ter, communion," she said, confident of bread and the cup, a loud voice in a whole new level of victory and freely give us all things?" (Romans
ob of God's provision. broke into our impromptu sanctuary trust. That day, I learned the power 8:31-32)
r "What does communion have to and startled us all. "Quick," the of remembering His sacrifice at Robert L. ,Goyette is pastor of
aracter do with fixing this?" I thought to woman said in broken English. "I've strategic moments in life. Living Waters World Outreach Center
Sto find myself, struegling to keeD my Christ- got you all on a flight but you have to Just as negative and despairing rgoy@livingwatersoutreach.org


Faithlink Encounters, A
Biblical View of Current
Events, are weekly open dis-
cussions about what is taking
place in our community, state,
nation and world. Topics dis-
cussed 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 hollie@mumcon-
line.com. All are welcome.
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 niding at 4 p m at
the Wyndham Riverwalk
.Hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive
in Jacksonville.
Honorary chair is
Jacksonville Sheriff John
Rutherford, who also will be
honored by Bishop Felipe J.
Est6vez for being a strong
Catholic leader in the commu-
nity. The conference will
include Mass with Est6vez as
the main celebrant, prayer
and reconciliation. Cost is $40
($50 after May 6) and. includes
lunch and parking. To regis-
ter, call (904) 308-7474 or reg-
ister online at www.florida-
Dual Day
Friendship Baptist Church
is having Dual.Day on May

20. The speaker for-the
women's portion at 11 a.m. is
Adrienne Johnsorn and the
men's speaker at 4 p.m. is
Bishop Jan Goodman. For
information call Bernice
Walker at 225-5627.
Tuesday worship
Join the Salvation Army
Hope.House on May 22 for its
noon Tuesday Worship.
Service. Seth Widner of the
Journey Church will preach
the Word of God. For more
information call 321-0435 or
stop by the Hope House,
located at 410 S. Ninth St.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Churclh
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need in the
area on Thursday, May 24
from 5-6:30 p.m. at the
church, 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.
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..
Celtic service
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church offers a Celtic Service
the fourth Sunday of each
month. This music filled, can-
dlelit, peaceful, contemplative
service filled with the oppor-
tunity 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
Youth choir
Memorial United
Methodist Church, 601
Centre St., will host the
youth choir Awaken from
Kingsland First United
Methodist Church on Sunday,
May 27. These young people
will present the'musical

"Prodigal" in the church sanc-
tuary at 7 p.m. A nursery will
be provided, This is a free
concert open to the communi-
ty, For information call the
church at 261-5769.'
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 South
14th 'St., Fernanidina Beach, 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 Marcia Brown
at 415-0822. ,
Donations needed
Harbor Shores Ministries
is a nonprofit organization
that reaches out to needy fam-
ilies in the local community. It
accepts tax-deductible dona-
tions to help local needs. Your '
items may be given to a family
in need or liquidated to supply
food, clothes, furniture, etc.
Call 225-0963 toa schedule your
items to be picked up.
Donations are tax-deductible.


Ronnie Miller
lights the candles
as Seder leader
Ron Price looks
on during the
Community of
Passover Seder
at the Ocean
Club atnAmelia
Island Plantation.

Contemplative retreat

to feature mandalas
New Vision Congregational
Church, UCC is hosting a )
unique retreat to explore the
use of mandalas for medita- .
tion and enrichment of your '
spiritual journey and personal (<
growth. The retreat will be- '- f
held on Saturday, June 23 from /
9 a.rrm.-3 p.m.
Mandala is a Sanskrit word
meaning sacred circle. Manda-
las, ancient circular designs, SUB
also occur in nature, in sacred Mandalas, ancient ci
,art and architecture and in the lar designs, also occ
spontaneous art work of peo- nature, in sacred art
ple of all ages from all cultures. architecture and in t
Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung spontaneous art wor
described mandalas as spon- people of all ages fro
taneous symbols of wholeness. cultures.
Beginning with a media,
tion on a reading from litera-
ture or sacred texts, partici- trations received after J
pants will create or color The retreat will be h
mandalas with supplied art New Vision Congrega
materials. Instruction on draw- Church, UCC at
ing the mahdala will be given, Chester Road in Yulee.
and no experience with art is 'The use of mandala
necessary. Carefully chosen active and inspiring ave
music supports and furthers God and we are excited t
the meditation. Personal jour- this unique spiritual pi
naling and discussions on the for our community," sa
mandala meditations offer Rev. Mary Moore, p
shared insight for everyone. "Meditation and art are
Retreat facilitator Marilyn to our soul. And whe
'Clark is a licensed clinical pro- soul is opened in the pr(
fessional counselor and work- of another, our faith ai
shop leader from Baltimore, relationships are str<
Md. She is an experienced ened."
teacher in the use of mandalas, New Vision is a
has a private practice in pas- church start of the- \
toral counseling, hypnothera- Church of Christ and wo
py, guided imagery and the each Sunday at 10 a..
Bonny Method of Guided learn more or to print a;
lImagery and Music. She is a flyer and registration
Quaker and finds creative visit www.NewVisionC
inspiration in music, art and gationalChurch.org, fin
meditation. Vision on Facebook or (
Cost for the retreat is $25 if Janet Streit at (410) 25
registration is received before or the Rev. Mary Kei
June 6 and $40 for all regis- Moore at (904) 238-182

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Sunday School...................................9:30 am
Sunday Worship......................... 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA....................6...615 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ...............6:30 pm
'Pastor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nassauville Road -County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034

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


r ditional lFailyWorship.......820am & 11ram
ContebponmyWorehlo ...945aem in Maxwell Hall
Youdih remakaway .........S45amin Youth Center
sedie Schoolforeall ags.......e":45em& 11am
WeVsedsdayDmimertAu.-Me -.... lpm-S30pm

In the heart of
9 N. 6"' Street
Bruce Lancaster
Senior Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:50am
S| Nursery
-- .r, Adults

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Hetton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9amn
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pmr
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Con,,r of Buccaneer 't. & Gcrbtmng Root. Femandma Bch
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
Off AlA at entrance to Onmi Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
1,gww.ameliachapel. com
Jfarehok.com/Qelei.danhalrltie Jriajeell

Reva Jose Kallukalam

Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4pm Mass atYulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am lOam 12 noon
Daly Mass- 8:30 am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fn.
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
r Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fx 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-277-9569

Living Waters
world- outreach
Contemporary Worship
^*; l SAT .. .6:00 pm
SUN .9:30 am
WED ..7:00pm
f Youth, Nursery
S & Childrens'Ministries
Rob & Chddl. Go. le.
On A1A 1 mile west o Amella Island
Join us LVE on the Web Sunday

Church, uct
Worship Sunday%
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904-225-115 3C9

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Inno/ati7 e S6yle, Contomporaly Muyi,
Casual Atmosphere .
Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KIdKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Comedkctklg o Chd9s..
Connec#ng wi Peqople.
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Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM

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

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New Mlembers Class 9 am.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 pm.Ministries:
Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth


Sunday Service ... .10:30 am
Bible Study ....... .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl


Sunday School 9;30 am
Mournng 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
865971 Harts Rd., Wqst 904-22e5.128
Yule., FL 32097 Fax 225.0809

S Dr. Bill Yelden. Interim Pastor
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l*dbWdl prq. Isn. .............. 7,00p.
736 Bonnlevlew Road
Nursery provided
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First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Service -10'30 am
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

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You! --
Located at the comer
of 8th &Atlantic
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
&15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall V .
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m. Senrice
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday

3oly Trinity

Sunday Services Li
Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 &10:00 am
5th Sunday MomingPrayer- 10:00 am
Sunday Children's Bible Class 10,00 am
Wednesday Holy Communion -12:15 pm
Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park across fromYMCA))
904-491-6082 w w.HolyrinltyAnstlcan.or
We usee lie tugy from the 1928 Book of Common Pmyer

Community Baptist
85326, Winona Bayview Road
Yilee, FL
Bro. Hardford 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
"Senrving the Lord with Gladness"

Worship this week

at the place of your choice


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FRIDAY, MAY 18.2012

Flashes make first appearance in Final Four

Community Newspapers
A sixth-inning bunt sealed
the victory for the Hilliard
Flashes Friday, sending the
team to the state Class 1A
Final Four for the first time in
school history.
In the first inning Lafay-
ette scored but the Flashes
quickly answered. A high ball
to right field allowed another
Lafayette run in the third
inning. A scoreless fourth
inning kept the Hornets
With two. outs in the fifth,
Kyle Simmons hit a double,
bringing Jay Farris in to tie
the game. But Lafayette used
diversion tactics to go ahead
by one in the.sixth.
With runners on the cor-
ners, the player on first tried
to steal second and started a
dance between first and sec-
ond. Meanwhile,,the player
on third stole home.
The Flashesrallied back
quickly, with a Hornets error
at first, bringing Joe Kallas in
to tie the game in the bottom
of the sixth inning.
'With Brian Clai'k and Joe
Snead on base, Wyatt Carter
stepped up to the plate.
"The big play was Wyatt
Carter's squeeze play when
we bunted,"-Coach Chad
Wade said.
His bunt brought Clark
and Snead home and the
team out of the dugout in cel-
Closing the top of the sev-
enth inning quickly, the
Flashes celebrated their 5-3
"It was the same way with
the last playoff game," Wade
said. "We were down three
and came back in the fourth."
Hilliard played Melody
Christian Academy May 8,
*winning 4-3 to :-.1. .I.' to
Friday's game.
"We made the plays when
we had to," Wade said. "We
got in a jam one time, where
we'had bases loaded, but we
got out of it."
He said Todd Gatlin per-
formed well on the mound
and overall the team was in
"It was a total team effort
and all nine contributed
something to help us win,"
Wade said. 'They've worked
their butts off this year and
now they see that it's paid
Injuries in the preseason
led to two starters sitting out
part ofthe regular season.

Pictured, clockwise from above: The Hilliard Flashes celebrate Friday's
win; earlier-in the game, pitcher Todd Gatlin and Coach Chad Wade
celebrate a good inning; Kyle Simmons leaps for the catch in the
Flashes' 5-3 victory over Lafayette Friday night; Steven Mason dodges,
the ball at secorid base.

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The Flashes are heading to state, left. Right, fans rushed the field after the game, showering players like Jay Farris with hugs and handshakes.

"Out of our starting nine,
the first time we were healthy
was the district championship
game," Wade said.

The Flashes travel to Port
St. Lucie. They face Union
County Monday at 1 p.m. at
Digital Domain Park, 525

N.W. Peacock Blvd. Holmes
County plays Deane Bozeman
at 4 p.m. The winners play
Tuesday at 4:05 p.m.

"Hopefully the community
will follow us down to Port St.
Lucie," Wade said, noting the
team's appreciation for the

large turnout at Friday's
Hilliard heads to the Final,
Four with an 18-11 record.


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The Fern-
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FRIDAY, MAY 18,2012 SPORTS News-Leader

Cmmuntybike ride
As a part of the Bicycle Month celebration
a community bike ride will be held May 19 at
8:30 am. The ride will start at Main Beach,
continue to the north end loop and then into
Fort Clinch. This ride is open to all levels ages
and experience. Helmets are,required for all

Signup forPopWarner
Femandina 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
during 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

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 host a free talk with a
man who knows exactly what it's like repre-
sent the USA and compete for the gold.
Jeff Galloway, coach, bestselling 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 experience 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 Femandina
Beach. A social hour will be from 6-7 p.m., fol-
lowed by Galloway's talk and a question-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 reservations are
required by May 20 by sending an email to
president@ameliaislandrunners.com or call-
ing 415-3097.-
Galloway is author of more than 20.books,
including the landmark Galloway's Book on
Running, and is chief executive officer of
Galloway 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 Disneyland in
California and Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Galloway will be.visiting Fernandina Beach
as his nationwide network of training pro-
grams launches a program for Nassau
County May 26. It will provide training for
beginning and advanced runners alike with a
goal to take part in AIR's Reindeer Run half-
marathon in Fernandina Beach Dec. 2.
More information about this new program
will be available at the free event or by con-
tacting Dawn Hagel at DawnHagel@aol.com
or (904) 651-34468.

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. Bring an age appropriate ball, drink and
s~iin guards. The club is looking for players in
the age groups U11 boys and girls, LU13 boys,
U15 boys and U19 boys.

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.

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team will
take on Scotland at EverBank Field in
Jacksonville May 26. Kickoff is scheduled for
8 p.m. The game will be the first for the USA
in Jacksonville in more than 13 years.
Tickets starting at $22 are on sale to the
public through ussoccer.com,.by phone at 1-
800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket

. The 30th annual Pirate Baseball Camp
will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 11-15
for ages 6-15 with all sessions held at the
Fernandina Bdach High School baseball field.
Campers may register on the first day of
camp, beginning at 8 a.m. Camp cost is $80
and includes a-T-shirt.
Camp applications and information may be
found at www.femandinahigh.com/athletics/
baseball. Call 261-6240 for information.
The Pirate Cheer Camp for ages 3-12 will
be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 11-15 in the
Fernandina Beach High School cheer building
(behind Femandina Beach Middle School),
Cost is $75 (cash only) and includes a T-shirt.
Cost is $65 for preschool ages and camp is
from 9-11 a.m. Register the first' day.
The 2012 Lady Pirate Volleyball Camp
will be held June 6-8 at the Fernandina Beach
High School gym for all upcoming fifth-eighth
Upcoming fifth and sixth graders partici-
pate in the first camp session from 8:30-10
a.m. Upcoming seventh and eighth graders
participate from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Parents may pay for and register campers
at the FBHS gym on the first day of camp.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. for upcoming

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

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 impor-
tant decision. Principal memberships are limit-
ed to 20 qualified pilots. Contact Mickey Baity
at 277-8360 or Lew Eason at 491-8638 for
membership details.

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 con-
tinuing 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 D6n Eipert in conjunction with the
North Florida Bicycle Club. Call him at 261-
5160 or visit www.ameliaislandcycling.com or

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

Sailng 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.

Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., Wed-
nesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30
p.m. on the petanque courts at the south end
of the downtown marina. Petanque (pay-tonk)
is a cousin of both horseshoes and bocce, the
Italian bowling game. The public is always
welcome to join. Call 491-1190.

Bean umpti
Baseball and softball umpires can join the
fastest growing umpires association in
Northeast Florida, the River City Umpires
Association. River City Umpires is currently
recruiting men and women interested in offici-
ating baseball and softball.
If you live or work in Baker, Bradford, Clay,
Duval, Putnam, St. Johns or Nassau County,
contact Terry Padgett at (904) 879-6442'or
visit www.rivercityumps.com.

fifth and sixth graders and at 10 a.m. for
upcoming seventh and eighth graders.
Cost is $45 and checks should be made
payable to Nassau County School Board.
Camp brochures can be picked up in the
FBHS main office or by mailing
The Pirate Basketball Camps will be held
at the Ferriandina Beach High School gym 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 second session
is from 9 a.m. to noon June 18-21. Fee is
$80. Register the first day of camp. For infor-
mation, 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
Game strategies and training will be from
8-11 a.m. July 16-20. Cost is 60. A basketball
camp will be held from 8-11 a.m. July 23-27
for ages 10-15. Cost is $60. Attend both
camps for just $100. For information, contact
Coach Ball at Yulee High School at 225-8641.


Pak's Karate Academy of Fernandina Beach had five students promote to black belt at
the United Tang Soo Do Federation Headquarters in Jacksonville. Grand Master Song
Ki Pak presided over the promotion along with Masters Craig, Bryan and Carolyn
Peeples. Promoting to first degree were Griffin Seuter, Parker Davis and Cole Strain.
Griffin has been training in Tang Soo Do for six years. She also rides horses, plays the
cello and avidly hikes mountains and trails. Parker has been training for five years and
devotes all of his time to karate and making good grades in school, Strain has been
training for four years and he is also involved in swimnming at the McArthur Family
YMCA. Kevin Oyler promoted to second degree. He has been training in Tang Soo Do
for about seven years and also trains with two of his three sons. Oyler began training
with Grandmaster Pak when he was younger and eventually found his way to Pak's in
Fernandina Beach. Spencer Larsen promoted to third degree. He is 15 years old and
has been training in Tang Soo Do since he was four. He trains alongside his older
brother, Bobby, who promoted to third degree black belt in August 2011.'

Ladies hold annual tournament

The Women's Golf
Association of the Amelia
Island Club held its season's
golf tournament, meeting and
luncheon May 10 at the Long
Point Clubhouse.
Officers for the 2012-13
season were elected following
play and a buffet luncheon.
Phyllis Watson, this year's
president, announced the offi-
cers for the new season -
Virginia Ardia, president;
Mary Lesher, vice president;
Mary Ann DiBlasio, treasur-
er, and Diane MacDonell, sec-
End-of-year points and
most-improved awards were
presented by Dean Grune-
wald, director of golf. Most
improved player of the 18-
hole division was Cherie
Billings and for the nine-
holers was Sue Keith.
Awards were given out for
the 2011-12 ringers. In the A
division (1-18 handicap), Dot
Houk was first with a 65, fol-
lowed by Marti Cain with a
67. Sandra Clower and Judy
Schmonsees tied for first with
a 68 in the B division (19,24
handicap), followed with a tie
for second place by Billings
and Nancy Hurley with a 69.
The C division (handicap 25-
30) winner was Pat Gieg with
a 73, followed by Gerry Okin
with a 73. First in the D divi-
sion (31-36 handicap) was
Susan Kaye with a 72, fol-
lowed by Sheila Braddock
with a 79.
In the nine-hole division,
the front nine winner was
Judith Pines with a 41; Lynda
Rajfer won the back nine with
a 49.
Forty-six women partici-
pated in the 18-hole shamble,
two best ball event. The win-
ning team for the day, com-
posed of Claudeen Lindberg,
Lyn Rion, Virginia Ardia and
Barbara Patton, finished with
a 119. Second place, one shot
back with a 120, went to the
team of Maryse O'Brien, Pat
Gieg, Dee Sullivan and Jane
McCormick. The third-place
team with a 121 included
Illene Kaufman, Gail Digby,
Gracia Drew and Bobbie
Fost. Fourth place was won
by the team of Marti Cain,
Bev Arnold, Mary Brannen
and Wendy Wessel with a
score of 126.

Scoreonefor COA
One of the premiere chari-
ty golf events and fundraisers
for the Council on Aging of
Nassau County is taking
shape thanks to the continu-
ing support of Fernandina
Beach-Amelia Island resi-
dents and local businesses.
The "Score One for the
COA" charity golf tournament
will be played on the Omni
Plantatioh and Resort Ocean .
Links course on Memorial
Day, May 28. Besides the

Phyllis Watson, 2011-12 president, and Virginia Ardia,
2012-13 president

wonderful hospitality of the
Omni staff and management,
there are numerous volun-
teers and COA employees
working hard to make this
event enjoyable and also
"Our Field of Honor,
which commemorates the
valuable service of veterans,
past and present, will greet
the golfers as they enter the
area and the spirit of
Memorial Day will continue
as the signs and American
flags remain on display
though out the day," said Jeff
McDowell, community rela-
tions specialist for the COA.
These special sponsor-
ships along with the. busi-
ness/individual sponsorships
are still available through
May 24 for a $100 tax-
. deductible donation to the
"Besides the Field "of Hon-
or, our golfers will enjoy a
hole-in-one contest, spon-
sored by Ron Anderson Che-
vrolet Buick, a putting contest
and numerous raffle and win-
ner's prizes. Everyone who
takes part will have a great
time, I guarantee it,",
McDowell said.
Golf foursomes for this
tournament are still available,
but golfers need to visit the
COA website at www.coanas-
sau.com or visit the Senior
Center at 1367 South 18th St.,
across from Baptist Medical
Center to register.
The Council on Aging of
Nassau, COA, is a 501 (c) (3)
not for profit corporation
actively involved in the
"Celebration of Agelessness"
in the Nassau County area
with Senior Centers on the
Eastside and Westside and
offering COA Transportation,
Meals on Wheels and On-site
nutrition, In-Home Services,
Adult Day Healthcare and

Communities In Schools
hosts its inaugural Drive For
Success Golf Tournament at
Amelia River Golf Club, spon-
sored by Florida Public
Utilities, on June 28. The tour-
nament supports CIS's servic-
es to more than 3,600 stu-
dents 4t six Nassau County
schools annually.
All golfers are invited to
join, but ladies are especially
encouraged to support the
event, as Amelia River is local'
ly known as one of the best
courses in the area for female
golfers. There are many,
prizes for the ladies, such as
spa and salon services.
Other tournament prizes
include foursomes of golf at
Pinehurst in North Carolina,
at Long Point at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation and
day trips to the Greyfield Inn
on Cumberland Island.
Fee is $600 for a foursome
and includes cart, greens
fees, breakfast, a box lunch at
the turn and award ceremony.
Registration and breakfast
begin at 7:30 a.m. with tee-off
at 9 a.m.
To sign up a foursome or
to sponsor the event, visit cis-
nassau.org/events or call 321-

Focus on Recovery
The' inaugural Focus on
Recovery Golf Tournament
will be held June 15 at the
Golf Club at North Hampton.
Shotgun start is at 1 p.m.
Format is an 18-hole captain's
McPherson Counseling
Services is a 501(c) (3) non-
profit organization that pro-
vides a substance abuse, out-
patient treatment program
with group, individual and
family therapy.
Call 753-1599 for informa-
tion on the tournament.


Recreational co-ed league
May 7
Chili's Yulee 4
Martex Services 3
(Martex Services eliminated)

Crawford Jewelers 13
River Valley Rats 11
(River Valley Rats eliminated)
Crab Trap 19
Control Freaks 12
Chili's Yulee 21
Crawford Jewelers 20
(Crawford Jewelers eliminated)

Open co-ed league
May 9
ANO 19
First Coast Crane 16
(First Coast Crane eliminated)
ANO 10
Kabuki 8



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Turtle release kicks off festival today
Nature Festival, Wild staff member carries Marti,a

Amelia has two family- ".' rehabilitated sub-adult green
friendly events planned turtle, back to the ocean at Main
today,- a sea turtle release to begin Beach last fall. The center will
the day and a night of music and hold another turtle release at
family fun under the stars at Fort ,d Main Beach today at 11 a.m.
Clinch State Park to end the day. GARRETTPELICAN/NEWS-LEADER

The festival is ongoing today
through Sunday at venues on and
around Amelia Island, and combines
ecotours, nature photography class-
es, a huge Expo of exhibits for
adults and children on Saturday, a
silent auction, music and more.
Today's events will begin with a
rehabilitated sea turtle release at
Main Beach at 11 a.m. The Georgia
Sea Turtle Center, in partnership
with the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, will once again transport a
Florida turtle that stranded or was
injured in Florida waters and then
brought back to health by the pro-
fessionals at the Jekyll Island Sea
Turtle Center to Amelia Island for a
return to its ocean home.
This will be the fourth time in a
one-year period that the Georgia Sea
Turtle Center has treated island res-

idents and visitors to the heartwarm-
ing spectacle of a release. The public
is invited to attend, but parking may
fill up quickly at Main Beach.

Come to the cabaret!

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival-
goers will be treated to an evening of
French cabaret songs, past and present, at
a special performance on May 27. The 11th
season of the festival, which runs through
June 8, is the largest musical event of its
kind in the Southeast and was recently
named one of the Top 20 Events for May
2012 by the Southeast ._
Tourism Society.
The 5 p.m. perform-
ance at Amelia Commu- 1
nity Theatre, 209 Cedar
St., will feature a terrifi-
cally imaginative mix of
talent: iconic cabaret
singer and pianist Steve .
Ross, acclaimed lyric
soprano Rosa Lamoreaux Ross
and the classical Four _
Nations Ensemble for a
blending of cabaret and baroque chamber
music that promises to be fun, laughter-
filled and altogether entertaining. Tickets
are $35 and can be purchased at
www.aicmf.coni or by calling 261-1779.
Steve Ross, hailed by the New York
Times as "the suavest of all male cabaret
performers," rose to fame as a cabaret
entertainer during his lengthy sojourns at
New York's fabled Algonquin Hotel and
Ted Hook's Backstage. Over the years, he
has been singing and playing piano in
smart clubs and swank parties all over the

Spree concert
The Rayonier Foundation is funding
a free concert series as part of-the
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
On Saturday at 11 a m enjoy the
McDuffie Center Showcase Young
artists from the McDuffie Center for
Strings at Mercer University playing
selections by Mendelssohn, Gliere and
more at the Nassau County Courthouse,
416 Centre St Fernandina Beach

world, including The Ritz in London, the
Crillon in Paris and the Imperial Hotel
Tokyo, in addition to festivals around the
world, including Spoleto.
Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux is known for
her flawless sense of style, incandescent
presence and "a wonderfully rich timbre
and an amazingly flexible voice."
(lasThingtqn Post). An award-winning vocal-
i-t ith a; bi i.y international career,
Lamoreaux is the winner of six Wammies
for Best Classical Vocalist.
Founded in 1986, The Four Natibns
Ensemble brings together leading expo-
nents of period instruments and vocal per-
formance. With a core ensemble of harpsi-
chord or fortepiano, violin, flute and cello,
the ensemble performs the major master-
FRENCH Continued on 2R

This evening, the Wild Amelia
Nature Festival will continue the tra-
dition of an "Evening of Music and
More Under the Stars" in Fort

Clinch from 6-9 p.m. The Amelia
River Ramblers will entertain guests
with a blend of bluegrass and old-
time music, while children can enjoy
a Mini-Nature Camp of nature-based
activities and all can learn from the
wildlife demonstration by B.E.A.KS
(Bird Emergency Aid and Kare
Sanctuary on Big Talbot Island).
B.E.A.KS will have a screech owl
and a barred owl on hand to learn
about. The cost for the evening is $7
for adults and $2 for children under
12, and guests may pay at the fort.
No reservations are required.
Beverages and snacks will be avail-
able for purchase, but guests are
welcome to bring a picnic dinner,
WILD Continued on 4B

Osprey Village, in partnership with The Plantation
Artists' Guild & Gallery, will host "The Spring Fling" art
showcase from 5:30-8 p.m. today at 94 Amelia Village
Circle in the Spa & Shops at Omni Amelia Island
Plantation, including a salute to Amelia Island interior
designers and the aboriginal folk art mask work of guest
artist J. David Marshall of Jacksonville, above, best
known for his current work with assemblages andoweld-
ed steel creations made with found objects. Enjoy hors
d'oeuvres and wine and meet the artists. Call 277-8222
or email Concierge@Osprey-Village.com for information.

Teen saxophone sensation
Boyce Griffith.


a preview

of music

to come
A highly promising teenage
alto saxophone player from
Tallahassee has been named recip-
ient of the 2012 Jazz Scholarship
Award from The Les DeMerle
Amelia Island Jazz Festiyal.
Boyce Griffith, an 18-year-old
senior at Leon High School, will
accept the award at the upcoming
Scholarship Award Benefit
Concert on Thursday from 7-9.
p.m. in the Heron Room of the
Omni Resorts Amelia Island
Plantation. Griffith will perform
swing, bebop and hard bop chest-
nuts with The Dynamic Les
DeMerle Jazz All-Stars, featuring
vocalist Bonnie Eisele, along with
DeMerle, drums, Doug Matthews,
piano, Ernie Ealum, bass, and spe-
cial guests.
'Boyvce is. a very exciting pla\,-r
who is destined for big things,"
said DeMerle, the festival's artistic
director. "We're going to have a
ball with him."
The concert, which will benefit
the AIJF's Scholarship Program,
will also preview material by this
year's festival headliners, David
Benoit and Spyro Gyra, who will
appear at the Omni Oct 12 and 13,
"I am so honored to be selected
and am excited about playing with
JAZZ Continued on 2B

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-, sec -
ond- and third-place win-
ners. Registration fee is $20
per person. Fried fish by
Chef Ron and nonalcoholic beverages will be
available for purchase. For information and to reg-
ister call 310-6696, email
amerbeachevents@aol.com or visit www.histori-
camericanbeach.com. On-site registration begins
at 1:15 p.m. the day of. Play begins promptly at 2
p.m. Sponsored by American Beach Property
Owners' Association. Inc.

The Nassau County
Master Gardeners Plant
Sale is May 19 from 9 a.m.-
2 p.m. Plants that have
been propagated 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
Demonstration Garden on Nassau Place in Yulee.
For more information call the Extension office at
(904) 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on phone
duty Fridays at 491-7340.

To recognize National
Mental Health Awareness
month, a coalition of non-
profit organizations and
local businesses will
participate in the
Fernandina Beach Health Expo
May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jasmine
Street Office Center.
The event is free and open to the public and
will feature more than 20 information booths and
health screenings for stress, blood pressure and
body mass index, among others. Fernandina
Beach Fire Rescue will offer safety demonstra-
tions. There will also be activities for children,
music and giveaways. For information visit
or call 491-0202.

The Friends of the
Fernandina 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-on
workshop is free for adults
who are parents, teachers or
caregivers. The theme is:
Reading Aloud is fun, free and experts agree that
it provides the very best foundation for the devel-
opment of emergent literacy skills. Topics
include: Why reading aloud is so important: How
to engage kids in books and reading: What activi-
ties enhance the learning process: and how the
library's new check-out Home Early Literacy Kits
can help.
Norfolk helps teachers, librarians and parents
discover how to take advantage of the important
relationship between reading aloud and literacy.
For information visit www.nassaureads.com or
call 277-7365.

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Nassau County Amateur
Radio Emergency Services
(NCARES) will hold a barbe-
cue fundraiser in the park-
ing lot at the New Life
Baptist Church, 464069
SR 200 in Yulee, today and
May 19 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
each day.
Enjoy complete chicken or.
rib plates, with two sides and
a drink. Slabs of ribs are avail-
able too. NCARES volunteers
are amateur radio operators,
licensed by the federal gov-
ernment, who-offer support in
emergencies and disasters
and at special events.
The fundraiser will help
fund new equipment and sup-
plies. Come and meet the
team. NCARES is a nonprofit
corporation' and donations are
New Life Baptist is located
across from the Wal-Mart
Supercenter. Contact Brian
Kopp at 261-0050 for informa-

The community produc-
tion 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, ages
6-65, under the direction of
Judy Tipton. The production
benefits Communities In
'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 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets
are $15 and available at the
door or in advance at FBMS '
and Amelia Awards, 815 S.
Eighth' St. Patrons are encour-
aged to buy tickets in

Riding Into History, one
of America's premier vin-
tage motorcycle events, will
return to World Golf Village
in St. Augustine today and
May 19. The weekend will
feature a Concours
d'Elegance on Saturday, with
a charity ride leaving from
1'MWMotorcycles of
Jacksonville. All proceeds
benefit the Jacksonville-based:
Wounded Warrior Project. For/
information and to sign up go
to RidinglntoHistory.org.

The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
you to its next 3rd Friday on
3rd Street presentation at 6
p.m. tonight celebrating the
450th anniversary of the
French Huguenots landing
on Amelia Island and even-
tually founding Fort Caroline
in Jacksonville. Judy
Peacock, a history professor
at Florida State College at
Jacksonville, will discuss
Rend Goulaine de
Laudonni6re and the
Huguenots. Laudonniere was
one of the leaders of the ill-
fated expedition, but man-
aged to escape the massacre
brought on by the Spanish.

Admission is free for mem-
bers and $10 for nonmem-
bers. For information contact
Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102.

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 donation.
To-go dinners are available.
All proceeds go to programs
sponsored by the American
Legion Riders, Chapter 54..
* .
The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
the public to a book signing
and informal chat with
Phoebe Howard, author of
The Joy of Decorati7ng, on
May 22 from 3-5 p.m. at the
Omni Racquet Park
Conference Center, Amelia
Island.' Tickets are $15 and
include tea,-champagne and
light refreshments. RSVP to
liz@ameliamuseum.org or

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, collect-
ables, household items and

Join the Yulee Al-Anon
Family Group for a Night.of
Gratitude with dinner and
guest speaker Betty on May
28 from 6-8 p.m. at the
County Building, 86026
Page's Dairy Road (between
the fire station and health
department), Yulee. Please
bring a dish to share. For
information call (904)'465-

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 cook-off
using recipes from the
organization's "A Savory
Place" cookbook. Enjoy
samples of wine and beer'and
live music. Guests will vote for
their favorite recipes and the
favorite "chef" will win awards.
Exhibitors will decorate their
tables based on their recipe
and/or group.
The event is June 2 from
4-7 p.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation 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."

Everyone's invited to
Indy's 13th birthday party
on June 3 at 2 p.m. at his
carriage house, 115 Beech
St. Indy is the Belgian draft
horse who pulls carriages in

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Drum circle
The Fernandina Bac.:lh I rurr,n Cir.:ie rre.i': l i i SI 'lr:la
of each mocnirt l,,orr' 7- p irn at the Del-L,-e Baieil .a-ilure
Cerer and North Er,-d E-:'.at Par.ip Irnsirurn entiatin-On ..:,7 er 1 :.nr
drumr and pe-i cu ss icn but i 'I i,.- I .- trier i r n,- uriernts
such as luie did,'erid ,r:i':."' -.nd r,-l'i.i ri r.n-percu ,o-'r in rnslIru-
menis Dancers are A.elconi, al'.. .l-,o,: !':. tl 14ih S 4 r-
t,:.. e end 'G:, past BEuque B,11.: e erney a-n.J '-.:l T-_.n.
o'.ver the brid -e and iheri, leit It.'A'a,-t iroe i.:od p.og: pla-,II The
entrance- i :.-n he iright C all Baiba- a Hill .,1 i Q-'4 i 55'- 7' 19 c C
D.ug Byro:in atl 61 -5".7 Ir n.l'irmat.i':.n
Folk festival
The 6.'lt-i annual Flt.ida F.'l, l-eslr.val, a n-usi arn: anis
ex'-ravaganza will Le h-el,1 al the Sltplien Foster Silat FPak 1in
While Sprinos ['.19',' 25-27 Bill'. DeaC n ArI. '-.ui hne a nd:l John
Anderson are this 'eari s hea'dlinis Er,'i r,' live e-teetiainin-rmn
on 11 stages Ihree- a.- aind: ;rah? ar-a.: and a dan.-.e ll,.ci
Mrs Kale" Ca|l:'enter r:l- singer, s:.n-.-g rer and stiovleller :,
C allahar, '.ill peil. iri r .all tiree days. ..'isit wtiw I. lrsKate c':nm
to learn m'ore The Sur,.annee Rier at Sleplen F,:..?le Fr.l-I
Cutiure C enter Si-ate FPaik i iuil rnc.,ili .:,I Lake t, olC 1-10
exile 8.4 To -.ii.ler Tinker. s call 1 7-7 35r? .- 5 r i...;sil .r v .'.'.-' i -
dastaleparks orgq.i.'Iklest icr inf.:,nato..n
Let Freedom Ring
The annual Let Fieedrnom Ring .:ncer prornled by
ARIAS and featuring the Ja-kson.'ille 'Smiphi.ny 'rctheslia
led by Condu'lor Fibi Mehlerelerh ,"Ill Lbe I-,eld on Mrmo,:,nal
Day May 28. at First Baplist Ch1ui',l-i 1,6i00 S Eigjhth St ,
Fernandiria Beach As in past ,-ea l this p':opulai c'.:n.:err fea-
lures pairtrlic: music including ome of Amneric.a'' besI-kn,:,wn
Doors open at 6. p m and the ,conceIr slarns at 7 p m
TicketIs are $20. and available al The ,:'-,,-.k Loh Fr..-:ni .&
Centre, Amelia Island Con',enti.:nr and Visirrlor Bueau.
Fernandina Bea..-i Gol, Club The ,-.lt Club ':.o Amelia Island
and the Recepll:.n Ceriter of the C'mnii Resorn ,t Ameli.a Island
Plantaioni Tickets will alic. be available al he d'l:":. F.:ir infci -
malron call Pat Muiray at 321 -4174
Sounds on Centre
Sounds ,.n Centre presented to', the I, historic Fernaindina
Business Asso'::iairo'n. Alli nature ;tlh. Instarit Grc'. a Band
With jazz and R&B on Junei 1 Co-r.:cen are held lHe Ii l si
Friday of each morith f',:m -. p m 'jrn Cmenire Sireei belwea-en
Second and Front slrectIs E.rnq a chair and your 'Jancing
shoes For inilomaio'n or to ben-.me a sp.:-,n r ':':'nrta.:l
Madeline Richard at i94.i 68-9'.?.i r rri-d',',"G.'oMad',' crn
For the complete schedule, .visi S,'urL on"'nCenrire corn
Jazz jam
A jazz jam is held at F'ables, 12 N Se.ond 51 Ferriandinaa
Beach from 7-10C pm the list V'Welnesday of each nmointh
Musicians are invited to sit in lor one song.' :'.r il'ie A'hole nrighl
Join the-mailing lsI by emailing beecrhf'ier "I'bells.-'OullI' net
Amelia River Cruises'
Amelia River Cruises' Adult 'B''C':B Twilightl TC.Oui .are held
Friday and Saturday Tickers are $19 per person at 1 NNorth
Front St.. Fernandia Beach, or call 26e,1 -972 oir bl.) onlin
al www arriellant ,ercruises co.:m

The Courtyard Pub & Eats
Tuesday -Saturda'y Call 4-2-2

'the historic district for the Old
Towne Carriage Company.: He
was born in
Indiana and ; .
arter logging -
plowing and .
winning '
heavyweighIt !
pulling corni A.
peiion:, he t
now rihle I.
t.: a mu.;h ', 1
easier ob At ,,
te arTylSs -.. .-7 ,{;
hur s e s. rc.e.
gol prizes- r .or
kids and enjoy free ref resh-
ments. As a birthday gift,
guests may bring a carrot or
an apple Indy's favorite
treats. For information contact
Rita at 277-1555 or
. Rain date is June 10 at 2
* *
Ballroom Dance Amelia
hosts Salsa Night on
Wednesday at The
Courtyard on Centre Street,
with a beginner salsa class at
7 p.m., followed by Latin
dancing. Cover is $5. Contact
Aimee Marshall for details at
(617) 312-1932 or ballroom-
danceamelia@ gmail.com.


Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for the Nell Simon comedy

JAZZ Continued from 1B
excellent professional musi-
cians like Mr. DeMerle and
Ms. Eisele," said Griffith, whc
will take his formidable
"chops" to -Florida State
University this fall where he
will double major in Jazz
Studies and Classical Clarinet
Performance. A four-year
member of the Florida All
State Band, beginning while
in the ninth grade, Griffith
first took up clarinet and saxo
phone at 12 and advanced
quickly from classical to jazz
styles. He cites many of the
great jazz saxophoniists as

FRENCH Continued from 1B
pieces-of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The Four Nations has performed at The
Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center and
participated in many festivals around the
world, including New York's Mostly
Mozart Festival.
The 2012 season of the Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival will feature
more than 40 internationally acclaimed

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"God's 'Favorte at 4 p.m.
June 3 and 7 p.m. June 4 at
209 Cedar St.
Five men and three
women of varying ages are
needed for the cast; perform-
ances will be in August.
Geoffrey King is the director.
For information on the plot
and characters, visit
atre.org. Call 261-6749,to
check out a script. Those
interested in working on back-
stage crews are also. encour-
aged to attend auditions or
contact the theater at acthe-

Fernandina Little.Theatre
has an opening for one man
or woman, ages,20-40, for
the cast of "The Iliad, The
Odyssey, and All of Greek
Mythology in 99 Minutes or
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
mankind is a botched subcon-
tractor's job, love stories are a
dating show and the Greek.
tragedies are sports high-
lights! Rehearsals are gener-
ally held on two weeknights
and Saturday afternoons.

influences and inspirations,
. -,,., ;,.'ill i.low Tallahassee
native Cannonball Adderley
and bebop pioneer Charlie
"Yardbird" Parker.
Griffith has been consid-
ered "among the best student
musicians in the state for
years," according to jazz edu-
cator and sometime DeMerle
sideman, Don Zentz. "The
future of jazz begins with our
youth," DeMerle added, "and
Boyce exemplifies the drive
and knowledge it takes to
make a strong contribution to
this great American art form.
He is quite mature and well
versed in the history of jazz

Dog Star Tavern
Dog Sir Ta'.,em 10 N Second St live music Visit Doc
a31i o.n Facebook Visit Reverbriation corn lfor a3 list of upcom-
ing adl Call 277 *.3010

Th-e W i',:,iing C lass Stit'" vinyl record night is every Tues-
Jda,' Tim 8 p m *midinnlht at the Dog Star Tavern Wilh music
i:rn blues :' country to: r.ck and pop played trorn vinyl
records Hc.sted b', DJ J G World and Jim Call 277-,010
Florida House Inn
Fl..rida Hous-e Inn 22 S Third St hosts Hickc'iy Wind in
the Fri_;,V Mernm-iaid ar on Thursdays from 7 30-10 pm Call
491 C .I- 3 2

Green Turtle
Thle Green Turtle. 14 5 Third St live niusic Call 321-

Instant Groove
Thie Instant Gro.ve. te.auring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny
R'binscn Sc'..ht-. Giddons and Sam Han'iilto-n plays each
Thursday nighr at The Ritz-Carlt-,on Amelia Island Diess is
casual For information call Holmes at 556-6772
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery 318 Centre SI Irivia each
Monday al .0 p m, wine tatinng the third Tuesday at 6 30
p mn with 1 0i wines for $1 0 along with cheese and crackers
and live enteilainment. Dan Vol',l Tuesday? tfro-i 7 30-11 30
p m the Davis Turner Band Thursday Irom 8 30 p m -mid-
night and Friday and Salurday from 8 30 p m -12 30 a rn Call
261 100 Visit www.o0Kanes com.
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon. 117 Centre St. Monday nights reggae
will Pill Pill and Chillakaya One, Tuesdays Buck Smith
Proteci, Wedriesdays Wes Cobb, Thtursdays Hupp & Rob in
the Palace DJ Bu.:a in Shehfield's, Fridays and Saturdays
regional bands and DJ Anonymous ar Sheffield's Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email Lbill','thepalacesaloon corn

Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms al Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave The
Ma':y' play each Wednesday from 6-9 p m trivia Thursdays:
Iive Mrnuic e ery Friday and Saturday at 8 p m. Call 310'-6904
Vi It wwvw Sand,rBot1omsAmelia corn

Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill 1998 S Fletcher Ave The Macy's 6-
1i' p m Fridays and Saturdays, Irve music 9 p m -1 a mn
Fiiday-Sunday in the Breakers Bai, live music 1-5 p m and 6-
10: pm in the Tiki Bar Saiurday and Sunday, Pill Pill reggae
flom 7-11 p m Wednesdays. live music 6-1' p rn every night
Call 277-6652 Visit www slidersseaside c-om Join Sliders on
Faceboo,'k and Twitner
The Surf
The Surl Restaurant and Bar 3199 Souih Flelcher Ave
Richard Smith toniahti. Rod Stewart tribute show iby Kenny
Hollrdayi May 19 Larry & The Backiracks 1-5 p m and
Alphon:. Horne 6-10 p ni May 20., Kent Kirby May 21. Alex
Ahrc.nti May 22. DJ Roc May 23, Larry & The Backitracks May
24 Erthe & Debt Evans May 25 Entertainment is 5-9 p m
Mo.ncla.a-Thuisday, 6-10 p m Fnday and Saturday and 1-5
p m and ,3-10 p m Sunday. Call 261-5711

Perfornances'are june 23-,-
30, with a matinee June 24.
Contact Hart for an audition
appointment at 206-2607 or

Carmike Amelia Island 7
Theater, South 14th and
Lime streets, will feature a
astreaming encore perform-
ance of The Royal Ballet
dancing La Fille Mal Gardee
on May 29 at 7 p.m.
The Bolshoi will dance The
Bright Stream with Raymonda
live on June 24-at 11 a.m.,
with an encore that day at 4
' p.m. and July 10 at 7 p.m. For
information contact the
Carmike Theater at 261-9867.
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Amelia Community
Theatre, 207 Cedar St.,
presents "Steel Magnolias."
Six Southern women in a
small-town beauty salon are
hilarious with their gossip and
steadfast in their support of
one another. '
These wonderful charac-
ters can be as delicate as
magnolias or as tough as
steel as they see each other
through good times and bad.
Directed by Jennifer Webber.
Show times are 8 p.m. June'
7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21,22 and
23 and 2 p.m. June 17.
Tickets are on sale now at
$20 adults and $10 students.
Box office hours are
Thursday, Friday and

from the beginning. Best of
all, he knows how to swing!
We invite all music lovers to
attend this concert and help
us celebrate with Boyce while
enjoying a wonderful evening
of great jazz."
Tickets to the Scholarship
Benefit Concert are $25 and
there will be a cash bar. For
ticket purchases and further
information, please visit the
festival website at www.ameli-
aislandjazzfestival.com (Visa,
MC, AMEX, Discover accept-
Tickets may also be pur-
chased at the UPS Store, 1417
Sadler Road, in the Island

artists performing in 16 concerts held in
small, intimate venues, including 19th
century churches and the historic court-
Other featured performers of the 2012
festival include violinist Anne Akiko
Meyers, cellist Lynn Harrell, pianists
Natasha Paremski and Orli Shaham, the
Four Nations chamber ensemble and vio-
linist David Coucheron and his sister,
pianist Julie Coucheron. On the lighter

,-Saturday, 11 a.m.-1.p-pm.
(also 90 minutes before
curtain). Call 261-6749 for
tickets or purchase online at


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

The ghost tour begins at -
6 p.m. every Friday like clock-
work and lasts approximately
one hour. Meet your guide in
the cemetery behind St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave. Tickets may
be purchased at the Amelia
Island Museum of History for
$10/adults and $5/students.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamu-

Walk Shopping Center, 277-
0820, or at the AIFBY
Chamber Of Commerce,
Gateway to Amelia, AlA and
Amelia Parkway.
Tickets will be available at
the door if not sold out in
advance. For more informa-
tion contact the festival hot-
line at (904) 504-4772 or email
to info@ameliaislandjazzfesti-
A not for profit 501(c) (3)
corporation, the Les DeMerle
Amelia Island Jazz Festival
distributes proceeds toward a
scholarship program to fund
college educations for aspir-
ing jazz musicians.

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, plus a series of free community
The complete schedule can be viewed
at www.aicmf.com.
Tickets, which range from $20 to $50,
are available online or by calling the festi-
val box office at 261-1779.

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Step By Step
Step By Step 1, 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.
Kindergarten camp
Fernandina Beach Christian
Academy is offering kindergarten
camp open to any entering
Experience hands-on stations,
math tubs, creative writing, sci-
ence experiments, art and cook-
ing, June 4-7, 9 a.m.-noon. Email
Science camp
Fernandina Beach Christian
Academy is-offering Camp
Explore science camp, June 11-
14, 9 a.m.-noon for kids entering
first and second grade. From dig-
ging for dinosaur bones to mak-
ing your lava lamp, children will
have a blast. Email shannon-
Summer art camps taught by
Andrea Lasserre for ages 6-12
include: June 11-15, Clay Camp,
$115 plus $20 supply fee; June
18-22, Drawing and Painting
Camp, $100 plus $10 supply fee;
June 25-29, Multi Media Art
Camp, $100 plus $10 supply fee.
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
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 dis-
count. Discounts available for sib-
lings. Full-time fee is $175 per
session and part-time is $125 per
session. Visit www.aipcp.org or
call 261-1161.
Camp Cherry Lake
Ages 8-18 may attend camp
June 18-22 at Cherry Lake in
Madison. Campers enjoy classes
in shooting sports, junk drawer
robotics, sports and nutrition,
exploring the wonders of the
aquatic world and the wonders of
nature in the outdoor world.
Tuition is $150 for 4-H members,
$200 ftr non-members and $125
for adult chaperones. Deadline is
June 1. Contact Amanda Thien at
(904) 879-1019.
Register at http://kinderstu-
dios.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. 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, Peter Pan the Musical; July
16-20, Lion King the Musical; and
July 23-27, Wicked the Musical.
Payment deadline is May 31. Call
Middle or high school students
ages 11 and up as of Sept. 1 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. Tuition is $50 per ses-
sion. Students with laptops are
invited to bring them (not
required). Call (904) 879-1019.
Learn about culinary hand
tools and prepare lunch daily at
this 4-H camp aimed at improving
etiquette and teaching proper
table setting techniques. Ages 11
and up, at the Family Education
Center in Yulee. Cost is $50. Call
(904) 879-1019.
Babysitting camp
4-H babysitting day camp is
10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11-13 at a
Femandina Beach location to be
announced. Cost is $35.
Bag lunch and drink needed
daily. Ages 11 and up. Call (904)
B&G Cub camp
Nassau Boys & Girls Clubs
2012 Summer-Camp program will
run at the Fernandina Beach and
the Miller clubs on weekdays
from 8a.m.-6 p.m., June 18-July
27. Enrollment is first come, first
served for ages 6-18. Call Walter
Cromartie (491-9102) at the
"Femandina Club and Jamie
Thompson or Sherryl Sfnith (261-
1075) at the Miller Club.
Montessori camps
From Toddler "Dig those
Dinosaurs" to Primary "Little
Chefs," Amelia Island Montessori
offers camps to keep children
engaged. For first graders on up,
the school provides summer
camp studio classes that include
Clay Art, Camp iMovie, African
Dance, Sea Turtle Exploration,
Horse Camp, Jewelry Making
and more. Visit
Theater camp
Callahan Community Theatre
Will hold camp July 23-27 from 9
a.m,.-3 p.m. at the Northeast
Florida Fairgrounds building. Fee
is $50 per person. Call (904) 583-


Faith Christian
Academy's Megan
Johnson brought her
class to tfe UF/IFAS
Nassau County
Demonstration Garden
for a "Butterfly
Experience," left.
Master Gardener volun-
teers Terri Oliver,
Joanne Roach and
libby Wilkes discussed
the life cycle of butter-
flies and toured the gar-
den to see host and
nectar plants that are
important to the larvae,
caterpillars and butter-


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 pre-
sented at the next Sounds on Centre
concert, June 1.
Peck Head 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 pro-
vides free pre-school services to eligi-
ble children ages three to five and
their families including educational
experiences that encourage school
readiness/preparedness, nutritional
meals, dental and medical care, safe
environments, parent training/work-
shops, family partnering, parent
involvement and services to children
with special needs.
Amelia Montessorl
Amelia Island Montessori School,
1423 Julia St., Fernandina Beach, is
enrolling children for the 2012-13
school year. The school offers a safe
and nurturing Montessori environ-
ment for ages 18 months to 12 years.
The Toddler, Primary, Lower
Elementary and Upper Elementary
Programs instill self-confidence and
the love of learning, as children
become independent thinkers and
self-motivated learners. The school is
accredited by the Florida Council of
Independent Schools and the Florida
Kindergarten Council and is mem-
ber of the American Montessori

Society. AIMS also participates in the
state VPK program (for those who
will turn 4 on or before Sept. 1, 2012)
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.
Free airplane rides
Free airplane rides for ages 8-17
will be offered May 19 from 9 a.m.-1
p.m. at the Fe'rnandian Beach airport,
sponsored by Chapter 943,
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.
Food safetytest
The Florida State College Betty P
Cook Nassau Center, 76346 William
Burgess Blvd., Yulee, will offer a Food
Safety Manager's Class and related
Food Safety Manager Certification
test on May 22. Fee is $79 for both.
Check-in at 8:30 a.m. in Building 29,
Room A-102. Class and test will be
completed by 3:30 p.m.
Call 548-4435 to register or visit
www.fscj.edu, select Continuing
Education and then Personal
Enrichment. The class is CWN 0254,
reference number 373823. A valid
government issued photo ID is
required to test. Call 548-4432.
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 volunteer jury or act as attorneys,
court clerks and bailiffs can sign up
through their school guidance offices
or by attending court and signing up
then. To participate as an attorney,
see Coordinator Charles Griffin, who
assigns the rotating positions.
Volunteers need to arrive between

5:30 and 6 p.m. For information call
Griffin at 548-4600.
The School Advisory Council of
Fernandina Beach High School will
meet on May 24 at 4 p.m. in the main
office conference room. For any ques-
tions and/or concerns contact
Spencer G. Lodree at 261-5713.
The Nassau County Home
Educators will sponsor a Used Book
and Curriculum Sale June I and 2 at
the Fernandina Beach Church of
Christ, 1005 South 14th St. The sale
will be open to the public Friday from
noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9
a.m. to noon and will feature lots of
children's books, educational materi-
als and teaching aids. There will also
be books for adults, as well as videos,
computer software, CDs and games
for all ages.
Food service dass
Students ages 14 and up who are
seeking potential employment in the
food service industry can maximize
their knowledge by attending the
SafeStaff Foodhandler Certification
class 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 13 and' 14 at
the County Building, 86026 Pages
Dairy Road, Yulee.
Students will learn proper hygiene,
how to prevent cross-contamination,
controlling time and temperature
when handling food, proper cleaning
and sanitizing, causes and effects of
food borne illnesses, and how to
ensure proper vermin control. The
class costs $10 and a bag lunch is nec-
essary. Pre-registration required. Call
(904) 879-1019.
Fall registration
The Amelia Island Parent Co-
Operative Preschool is now register-
ing students for the 2012-13 school
year. AIPCP offers a quality education
for 2- and 3-year-olds. For more infor-
mation about the preschool visit
www.aipcp.org or call 261-1161.




FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012 News-Leader

Grant to help farmers markets accept food assistance cards
TALLAHASSEE -The U.S. Department of rary federal benefits including food and cash have access to phone lines or electricity, have Since 2008, food assistance expenditures at
Agriculture has announcedd that farmers mar- assistance. had difficulty redeeming food assistance bene- farmers markets have risen by 400 percent.
kets in Florida will receive financial assistance "Not only will this grant money help small fits through the EBT system. As a result of The USDA National Farmers Market
to allow them to accept food assistance cards. businesses by giving them the opportunity for this funding, states may provide wireless Directory lists farmers markets that accept
The Florida Department of Children and more customers, it will also allow our clients equipment to currently non-participating farm- EBT and other federal nutrition programs. It is
Families will receive $78,749 to help many to have access to local, fresh, healthy food," ers markets. This grant is part of $4 million in available at http://farmersmarkets.usda.gov.
local farmers markets acquire the equipment said DCF Secretary David Wilkins. funding nationwide to encourage farmers-mar- The directory is an easy-to-use tool that allows
necessary to handle purchases through an "This will benefit many children and fami- kets to make EBT transactions available. users to search for markets based on location,
Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card, lies while also helping Florida's economy." Nationwide, there aie currently more than products and types of payment accepted, with
which are used by those who receive tempo- Farmers markets, which do not always 1,500 farmers markets using EBT technology, information on 143 Florida farmer markets.

Beware of eating unfamiliarplants

Q.My friend gave me a small shrub.
*She said it is a native wild coffee
plant. What can you tell me about it? CC
A .Wild coffee, Psychotria nervosa, is a
Florida native shrub that gets its
common.name from the small, red, fruit
it produces. Fruit resembles the true cof-
fee bean.
The leaves of this plant are generally
6 inches long, with very distinct veins on
the upper surface. There are fine hairs
along the underside of the leaf main mid-
rib. The shiny, dark green foliage gives a
rich texture to any landscape. The plant
produces small, white flowers that occur
at the end of the shrub branches during
the warm months of the year.
Wild coffee is a moderately drought
tolerant plant that grows in partial or full
.shade and well drained soil. If it is grown
in full sun, its leaves will be pale yellow.
A plant in the full shade can grow into a
small tree with an open canopy. It is bet-
ter suited for cold hardiness zones l0b-
11, which is south Florida. Wild coffee
will require protection during thle winter
if grown in our area. It looks very similar
to the invasive plant called coral ardisia
but coral ardisia is cold tolerant.
n': Family members told me about a
W new stink bug that has been found
in Virginia. She said it has been found
indoors in huge numbers. Do we need to
be worried? KH
A The insect is mist likely the brown
*marmorated stink bug (BMSB),'

Halyomorpha halys Stdl.
It is a pest first officially
reported from the west-
ern hemisphere in
y" *Allentown, Pa., in 2001.
There is some concern
about this stink bug
F becoming a major agri-
"cultural pest in America,
. .- similar to the southern

green stink bug, Nezara
viridula (L).
Both the brown mar-
morated and green
stink bug are pests of
numerous crops. At this


Becky Jordi

point, the brown marmorated stink bug
has been primarily reported as a house-
hold nuisance and ornamental pest. This
stink bug is a native of eastern Asia and
is a pest on fruit trees {and soybeans. Our
concern would be if this insect takes an
interest in our agronomic crops or some
of our landscape ornamental plants.
If you think you may have problems
with any insect, please place a few in a
plastic bag and bring them to me so we
can identify them for you. Whenever
possible, please put then in the freezer'
for a few hours so they can be destroyed
properly. We don't believe they are in our
area yet, so if you suspect you may have
them, please let us know. A publication
on this insect that may help you become
better informed is found at

The Palm Maintenance class ,,
held at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex
included a "field visit" to the
Palm Garden to discuss nutri-
ent deficiencies, proper stak-
ing and fruft'slalk removal.'
Participants came from
Nassau and Duval counties.
Instructors were Duval Urban
Forester Larry Figart and |-
Nassau County Extension .
Director/Horticulture Agent 1
Rebecca Jordi, center, in jack-
et. The Palm Garden is part of
the UF/IFAS Nassau County
Demonstration Garden' and
the Trees for Urban Settings.
For information on the Palms
and cycads planted in the
Palm Garden, see http://nas-

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: I have a pignut hickory tree and it
produces loads of nuts. Can we eat
them? MB
A .According to the Florida Division
Sof Forestry, the fruit of the Pignut
hickory, Carya glabra, can be eaten. But,
always be sure any plant is properly
identified before ingesting any part of it
- fruit or leaves. There use to be an old
wives tale that stated, "If birds eat it, it is
safe for us to eat." Do not use other ani-
mal's ability to tolerate plant material to
determine if the plant is safe to eat.
Most accounts say the fruit is sweet.
It is in the walnut family and found in
most forests east of the Mississippi. This
group of trees includes walnuts and
pecans; it tolerates most any type of soil,
or light condition. Visit http://edis.ifas.
ufl.edu/stl21 to learn more.
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS County
Extension Director for Nassau County and
Nassau County Horticulture Agent III, is
a University of Florida faculty member.
Extension locations are the satellite office
at the County Building in Yulee and the
main Extension Office in Callahan. The
UF/IFAS Nassau County Demonstration
Garden is located at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex and demonstrates
best management practices for Northeast
Florida. Mail questions to Garden Talk,
c/o Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1, Callahan, FL
32011. Visit http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu.

Wine festival
Amelia Island Wine Fes-
tival is pleased to announce
that Bridget Keegan of Old
Oaks Vineyard will be a ven-
dor at the Amelia Island Wine
Located in rural Holmes
County; Keegan began mak-
ing wine for family and friends
from grapes grown in her
vineyards over 25 years ago.'
Striking out just a few years
ago to produce her family
favorite wines for sale, Old
Oaks now produces a white
table wine blend of blanc du
bois with a riesling and a red
malbec blend table wine
which has just been awarded
a Silver Medal at the 2012
Florida International Wine
Competition. Also available for
tasting at the festival will be
Old Oak's pumpkin wine.
Tickets are now on sale for
the inaugural Amelia Island
Wine Festival hosted by the
Fernandina Farmers Market,
showcasing award-winning
Florida wines and the vintners
who make them on Oct. 13
along the Amelia River in
downtown Femandina Beach.
With more than 60 different
wines to sample, this is the"
perfect place to find a favorite
locally grown and crafted
-wine. Enjoy tasting with the
award-winning vintners, learn
about their wines and winer-
ies, and purchase a bottle or
case to prolong the pleasure
long after you return home.
For an entertaining and
educational wine encounter,
experience a "behind the
scenes" look at-the Florida -
wine industry by Dr. Violeta
Colova, professor of viticulture
at Florida A&M University.
Visitors can mingle among the
vintners, enjoy gourmet foods,
live musiQ, specialty artisans
and food by Bar Zin Caf6,
Ciao,' Espana, and Salt the
Grill at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island.
The Amelia Island Wine
Festival thanks its sponsors,
the state of Florida Fresh
From Florida, World Atlas,
News-Leader and Amelia
Hotel at the Beach. Details
and ticket information are
available at www.ameliaw-
ine.com and 491-4872.
Workshops, children's pro-
gramming, tours and ceme-
tery protection training will be
offered May 19 to raise
awareness about historic
preservation and archaeology.
Events are free with the
exception of the tours, and will
be held at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. Tour fees are
payable to tour. operators.
Advance registration is
available at
m. For information visit -
www.fbfl.us/H PMatters
As a part of the Bicycle
Month celebration a communi-
ty bike ride will be held on

WILD Continued from 1B
along with lawn chairs, blan-
kets and insect repellent. Just
prior to this "Evening of
Music," Wild Amelia also
offers a nature photography
class from 5-7 p.m. at the fort;
the class is called "Walk on
the Wild Side" and offers tips
and instruction on photo-
graphing wildlife.
Today's Wild Amelia
events will also include three

May 19 starting at 8:30 a.m. at
Main Beach and riding the
north end loop and then into
Fort Clinch'. The ride is open
to all levels ages and experi-
ence. Helmets are required for
all participants.
County Extension
Director/Horticulture Agent
Becky Jordi will conduct a
Plant Clinic on May 21 fr9m
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 correc-
tion. There is no fee for this
service. For information call
(904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on office duty
on Friday at 491-7340.
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 eligi-
ble 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;
lunch is included. Study mate-
rials must be purchased sepa-
rately. Register at
51490295 unless paying by
cash. Cash payments are
accepted at the Extension
Office in Callahan ,Thdead-,; ,,
line is May 25,at 1- p.mi For .
class information see the web-
site above. This will provide 4
CEUs'for re-certification.
For additional information
contact Rebecca Jordi at
rljordi@ufl.edu, or (904) .
Ya recognition
Nassau County Extension
is now participating in the
Florida Yards &
Neighborhoods (FYN)
Homeowner Program and its
Florida Friendly Landscape
(FFL) Yard Recognition pro-
gram. The FYN Homeowner
Program recognizes environ-
mentally friendly gardeners
with official FFL Yard
Recognition signs.
Nassau County Yard
Advisor Bea Walker will con-
duct home visits and use the
homeowner checklist to deter-
mine whether your yard is eli-
gible for Gold or Standard
recognition. For information
visit http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/
home zowner.htm, or visit the
Extension website, http://nas-
sau.ifas.ufl.edu/, and access
the link for FYN Homeowner
Program; or call (904) 879-
1019 or 491-7340.
Do you have 1- or 3-gallon
- or even 7- or 15-gallon plant
containers left over from plant-
ing? Lowe's is now a recycling
location for plant containers.
For information call Lowe's at

ecotours Exploring Fort
George Island by Segway, Bar
Hopping (Sand Bars)9 by
Kayak, and a Cruise with
Windward Sailing on
Cumberland Sound.
For more information on
these and all of the events of
the three-day Wild Amelia
Nature Festival, please visit
Registration continues online
up until the festival



606 S 8tn Sreel
Fernand-ia Bacn FI 3203.u.
www.ACRFL corn

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The Wild Amelia Nature Festival will announce the win-
ners of the fourth annual Nature Photography Contest at the
Festival Expo on Saturday at 3-30 p m at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach
Winners will receive cash prizes and ribbon, and all
entrants are encouraged to attend to see ii their photographs
will be honored. All of the images submitted in the contest will
be displayed throughout the Expo from 10 a m. until the
announcement of the winners.
The winning images will be displayed this summer at the
Fort Clinch State Park Visitor Center and may also appear in
the Wild Amelia 2013 Nature Photography Calendar, to be
available late this summer.

608 S. 8th Street Phil Griffin
Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034 Broker
www.ACRFL.com phll@acrfl.com
(904) 261-2770


FRIDAY, MAY 18.2012

To Place An Ad, Call (904) 261-3696. The Classified Ad Deadline for Wednesdays is 5:00 p.m. Monday and for Fridays is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday

100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 20-1 ., ior W -.nn d 4ij, Frr.:a-Hon',- Proprt, 606 Fr. E. ,. -,76 3e: 1 :,-6E .,, -.me,-, 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Tn.esrmert Propert, 859 Cond s-LUlfurr,,,sed
101 Card of Tnnar, s 205 L,.e-,n Help 3u4 Hr nOne Tr L, .o n L.- 3nrO,0--.lle.AnI,,E .21)20 C I.-.', -..i-[uF .l 81t 0 '.1ante, r, Bu, ,-r r.r ,814 Wesv Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnasreed
102 L,,r Fcd -r, L 500 FARM & ANTMAL .0&O Prc.duce '.21 G&artr, Ls..r Eq.,meri 6.r 2 t.l,:,ble H,:,-ns 15 Kingsland/St. Mar., t 60 Homes-LUnfurn,shed
103 1 E- rle ,,' a 20. Iu0 ess O porrtunvt 517 1 quI,Tp,enr 60.9 .I .:E Ki.= 622 -. r.0-F_ em .. ,.l.bl Hors I-I s 816 Camden Coun-y 861 Vacaton Rentals
104 P.-r-.,',al 300 EDUCATION rO .:r.cik .& Sup;,hes 610 i ,r r ,nddlc,r,er: I. .rrs 2_- 1 .'d,5- T. ad' j Ameha Ilaa,-, Homns 817 Ch"er Areas 8622 Bed & r S 3aKfas
105 Pul.,' N.lj.ce 301, Scr, .,ils & Ir,-,struc,ron 503 P3iP.;'SuPi.I 611 M.-I:,,: Fu,-n.,r.-._ 6- W.neI B i 1u, 80 Ee-1-rfs 850 RENTALS 86 Ofi'e
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107 C -.:1.ra5Oc ,.-. 303 HODbes Craft- 600 MERCHANDISE 61 T-- -icIn-R' o-S.ter-, 700 RECREATION 606 C,-dn,,rn- u 852 Olde Homes 5 WarehSPOTATON
lr, Gri Sho':s t0S Tutonrno 1 G3ara-_ Sales 61-4 Jelr,. W3tcr,ae 7 '1 Boat & Traders 80L O3ff [a,-,d .ule 853 MoDile Home Lots 901 AutorNSOblAs
200 EMPLOYMENT 3D6. LE.sl5-,-sC lase- O Ar,-:El0 f_- Sale r 15 iljdi,-g riSrsils 7-02 Boat Su,~I -i- Dckg*- 8_9 I..os 4 Room 901 Trucks
201 H A'e -.'a-,,t. 400 FINANCIAL ,603 l .iell.anesu5 616 Stor.g car-h,,:u.es 707 5p.:.r. Eu.prne-,r ai. 10 Farmn. --:reage 855 Apartments-Furnished 903 Vans
202 SaIe--6-u5r,.-S t01 r-.l,-,n a Bouart Sold c-i 1 ,c,_le: -17 r.l.r,,rr,-T,,ol_-.Equp. E0, r. R _cre.r r,,, .eil,,es i ll C ,TmmT rcsl Rer,3.1 b_ Apartrr-enLs-ilnfurr'. 904 '-lotorcycleV
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S 102 Lost & Found
FOUND RING in parking lot near
Sadler & S. Fletcher. (619)599-3675
LOST Blue & Gold macaw called
Knuckle and an African Gray called
Hanna. Last seen at AIA behind Allied
Veterans. Call (904)548-8670.
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.
call (904)310-6325.

105 Public Notice

Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes It
illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation br 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, rentaror
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-

201 Help Wanted
local construction/remodel contractor.
Carpentry skills a must. Fax resume to
hours per week. Radiology certification
helpful. Back and front office
c'-:-ricnics r,:.jr.:.j ...nputer literacy
r:qu'r.:._1 F r::..,.r_- and' salary
expectation to (904)321-1418.
is accepting applications for front desk,
housekeeping, and maintenance.
Applications available at 19 South 2nd
St., Fernandina Beach.
* for sales position. Stop by 1411 S.
14th Street, Suite G, Fernandina Beach
for application.
Requires day & night shifts. Call (904)
849-0200 or apply at Holiday Inn
Express, 76071 Sidney PI., Yulee:
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

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.
for front & back pediatric office. Full
time with benefits. Femandina Beach/
Northside' Jax office. Fax resume to
(904) 491-3173.
for a sales position. Must be
available Mon-Fri, 9-6. No experience
necessary. Medical and dental
benefits. Call (912)602-4038.
needs a Nail Specialist for Mon., Wed.,
& Sat. 60/40 split. We provide
customers. 277-3377 ext. 10

for experienced kitchen help. Apply in
person Mon-Fri., 9am-llam or 3pm-
5pm. Experience, professionalism and
integrity a must. 19 S. '3rd St.,
Fernandina Beach.

Housekeepers. Great pay and flexible
schedules. (904)261-9444
Earn $$$ Helping Mbs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot .medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELRP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.

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.com. You may also
apply in. person, at any NAPA store in
the county.
BEACHSIDE MOTEL now accepting
applications for a part-time
housekeeper. Must be able to work
weekends. Apply at Beachside Motel,
3172 S. Fletcher Ave.
care agency.needs office assistant with
knowledge in medical coding, billing,
and all areas of office management.
Must be a team player and be able to
multi-task. Please fax resume to
DISHWASHER Must be experienced.
For breakfast/lunch. Call for appoint-
ment (904)206-2486.
CHURCH seeks a professional
cleaning service to provide regular
cleaning services. For details on the
work and submitting your confidential
bid please call Jim Mitts at (407)466-
1023 between the hours of 10am to
3pm M-F before May 25.

NOW HIRING Looking for a 1 year
old teacher to work in our Fernandina
Beach location. Must have your 40
hour certification through the state.
Experience a must. Please apply or
come by: Early Impressions, 112 S.
3rd St. or call: 206-4170
Outstanding telephone skills needed!
9am to 5prn.
Apply in person today
or send your resume to:
Ron Anderson Chevrolet-Buick-GMC
464054 State Road 200
Yulee, FL 32097
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, Fernandina Beach. No
phone calls.
Companies desperately need
employees to assemble products at
home. No selling, any hours. $500
wkly potential. Info 1-985-646&1700
DEPT. FL-1380.
AGENT needed part-time. Computer
experience a must. Must be willing to
work weekends including Sundays.
Apply in person at Bridgeview Self
Storage, 474431 E. SR 200.
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 experi-
ence preferred/mechanically inclined
helpful. Apply in person between 10
AM & 2 PM at New To You, 930 S 14th
St, Femandina Beach. No.phone calls.
AGENT needed part-time. Computer
.experience a.must. Must be willing to
work weekends including Sundays.
Apply in person at Bridgeview Self
Storage, 474431 E. SR 200.
Fernandina Beach/Northside Jax Office.
Back office experience preferred.
Benefits. Fax resume (904)491-3173.

start as low as $25. Lawn
maintenance. Specializing in weed
control. Call (904)556-9370.
We do Carpentry, Painting
Install Doors, Windows, Fixtures
Cleaning, Errands & Chbres.
Reliable. Exp'd. (904)277-4261

3876,claudetteiale(&a mail.com. Agency
prices to expensive? Too many people
in and out of your home and they dbn't
seem to listen but you notice all your
things keep coming up missing?,

DOMESTIC DIVAS have arrived.
Please call us for all your cleaning
needs. (904)465-0162. www.domestic-
divapropertymanagement .com

Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465

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

Looking to make some extra summer
money? We have a brand new art
Center fully stocked with all the
equipment you need to teach an art
trade. Come check us out! We'll
schedule the class for you and sign up
your students. All you have to do is
bring your supplies and knowledge.
Call for more-information: 432-7146
between 2pm 10 pm.

503 Pets/Supplies

5 females, 2 males. Will be ready for
their new home & family 5/26. First set
of shots, health certificate included.
Sire has champion bloodline. Males
$650, females $525. (904)753-1849

spayed. (904)321-7655.



Saturday, May 19"m 1 PM 4PM


971 17 Woodstork Lane (in Marsh Lakes)
4BR/3.5BA ASF 3150

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3BR/2.5BA ASF 2,770

503 Pets/Supplies
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(904)624-3996 ask for Korey, Kevin or
Jodi. Siamese mix, cute, litter trained.
They are looking for a loving home.
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1 blue. Registered. 2 females, 5 males.
Will accept deposits. (904)845-4646

good home. Neutered/spayed & 1st
shots. Lost Red Male Chow Name
"Chang". Reward. Call (904)225-9940.
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1 601 Garage Sales
WALK GARAGE SALE to benefit the
Nassau 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 voicemall for
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PWGarageSale@hotmail.com for
details. ,
8:3am-1:30pm. Furniture, books,
tools, & lots of interesting items you
won't find anywhere else. 4410 Titleist
Dr. off Buccaneer.

601 Garage Sales

ESTATE SALE Beautiful design
leather sofas, rare folding coffee
table, drop leaf table, clocks, art,
white sofa, sleeper sofa, lamps, 200
yr old trunk (nice), large china
cabinet (lite), smaller mah. china
cab., glass top dining table, ant.
marble top wash sink, 100 yr old
handmade pirate ship, magnificent
ant. twin cannonball beds, glass
coffee table, beautiful china & glass,
designer purses, shoes, sets of china,
chandelier, many decorative items,
white wicker pieces, floor lamp,
linen, chests, men & women
clothes (clean), bedding, pillows,
oriental rugs, Indian books, three
large cases of all kinds books,
telescope, tools, primitives, games,
kitchen items, mounted fish, fishing
items, patio furniture, wheelbarrow,
clay pots, plants, concrete jockey,
horse, storage cabinet, yard tools,
Christmas, so much more. 1885
Springbrook Rd, in Egans Bluff, off
Simmons. May 17, 18, 19, from 8-3
Thurs, Fri. & Sat. Follow the red and
white signs.
for everyone. 5/17, 18 & 19, 8am-?
86179 Spring Meadow Ave., Yulee.

GARAGE SALE Sat. 5/19, 8am-?
861287 Worthington Dr., Page Hill
Subdivision. Clothing, household items,.
and much more.

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601 Garage Sales

MOVING SALE Sat. 5/19, 8am-?
2107 Ciera Ln. Household items,
glassware, furniture, tools, electronics,
rims, home gym. Everything must go!

Bailey Road between Amelia Parkway &
A1A/200. Sat. 5/19, 8:30am-2:30pm.

MOVING SALE Sat. 5/19, 7am-
12pm. 96105 Palm Bluff Dr.,
Fernandina. Toys, books, household
items, twin bed.

I I 601 Garage Sales

YULEE YARD SALE across from
Yulee Post office on A1A. Sat. 5/19,
9am-? Boys shorts & shirts sz. 14,
men's shorts, ladies clothes all sizes,
air mattress, lots of misc. See ya
YARD SALE Sat. 5/19 from 9am-
2pm, weather permitting. All kinds of
stuff. Bridal Rd.
NORTH Sat. 5/19, 8:30am-1:30pm.
Multi-Family Garage/Yard Sale. Unique
items, glassware, kitchenware, com-
forter, bedding, patio, stroller, toys,
plants, clothes $1/each.

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601 Garage Sales I
ONE DAY ONLY Sat. 5/19, 9am-
1pm. 1379 Mission San Carlos Dr.
Furniture, household items, bunk beds,
rocking chairs, TV's, books, Kid's stuff,
clothes, & much more.
Fish Fry: Sat. 5/19, 11am-3pm.
Yard Sale: 9am ?
$5 plates include a fish sandwich,
potato salad, & coleslaw. Located in
Deer Walk Plaza, 474380 SR 200-AlA.
must go! Fri 5/18 & Sat 5/19, 8am-
5pm, other times call 583-0231. 114
N. 14th. Antique furniture &
collectibles, clothes, kitchen & dining
items, lamps, mirrors, books, rugs, &
1615 BROOME ST. Sat., 8am. Inside
if rain. Tools, antiques, furniture,
books, pavers, lighting, windows, door,
scaffold, games, freezer.
GARAGE SALE Fundraiser for the
FBMS Cheer Squad. Multiple family
treasures. 910 S. 14th St. (Assoc. of
Realtors Parking lot.) Sat. 5/19, from

quality furnishings, electric bed,
cherry, maple & wicker twin beds,
mahogany tables, wine cooler, old
cedar chest, drop leaf dinette,
Limoges, Haviland, dishes, sofa
table, water skis, Pottery Barn black
& wicker table & chairs, hundreds of
antiques, pictures, frames, & books,
Noritake china, & much, much more.
Careful parking, Lakewood subd.,
1506 Coventry Ln. Thurs. & Fri.,
9am-4pm & Sat., 9am-3pm.

1602 Articles for Sale]
150cc 3-WHEEL SCOOTER new, 15
miles. $3,500/OBO. 90 MPG! Call (912)
322-6399 or (904)557-8253.
Ranger $3,000, AC window unit,
pressure washer, nail guns, boat, 55"
TV, much more. (904)225-8999

- never been used outside. $2,200. at& Trail
Ask for Joe (904)277-2104. 701 Boats & Trailers

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walls and those are double-insulated.
Greenbriar Townhomes has a one hour fire rating for
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It is faster to getto downtown Jacksonville from Green-
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and then only two stop signs to 1-95.
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* 1865 Highland Dnve 3BR/BA, 2,17sq. ft on large lot,
$1200/oo + utilities.
*Spring Blossom Lane 4BR/3BA In Azalea Pointe $1650
month + utliues
2BR/IBA furnished 1801 S. FltecherAve. $,65S0/mo.
includes most utilities, water, sewer, garbage, cable and
internet. Available in April.
Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher Across the street from
the bech.All uil,wi-fi,TV & phone.
* 38R/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop $1850/wk
plus taxes & cleaning fee.
- 474414 SR 200/AIA 840 sq, ft, office space + 2,000
sq. ft. warehouse area. High visibility area $3.120.09 +
* Five PointsVillage 1,200 sq. ftAIA/S 8th St. exposure -
Grat for retail, servicesorr office.$ 1,200mosales tax.
* Amelia Park 910 approx. sq.ft.., 3 offices, reception
area. kitchen and bathroom S145/mo + utilities.
1839 S. 8tl St. adjacent to Huddle House, 1,800 sq.f.
$1700/mo. lease + ax-Sale also considered.
Nursery Office, greenhouse, shade ,houses with, a
fenced, irrigated outside space for plants. Excellent
locauon with high visibility. Call for details.
* SR 200/AIA 4.800 sqft air conditioned warehouse
and office space combo, great visiblity $11.05 sq. ft +
sales tax. Gross Rent $4,729 40/ month
SOffice Complex w/tenat for sale / excellent invc -
scots. 1941 GoCeona Dr- 4690 sq.ft, including addidocn-
al lot. Call for more info 261-4066
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2008 18.5' BAYLINER Exc. cond.
Less than 50 hrs oh engine. Inboard
motor 185hp, seats 8, open bow. Pd
$21k(, asking $14K. (904)556-2067

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

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

DOUBLEWIDE -.3BR/2BA + office, in
Yulee. New carpet & new appliances.
Services dogs only. $1000/mo. +
deposit. (904)704-4989

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609 Appliances I
VIKING Freestanding Gas Range -
561 Series. Comm'l or residential use.
6 burners, griddle, oven, convection
oven. Exc cond. $5200. 904-206-1071

1611 Home Furnishings
sale. Recently cleaned. $275 cash only.
(904)277-7960 (h), (904)514-3924 (c)
FOR SALE Nightstand, chest of
drawers, desk and chair set, $350. Call
(904)277-6874, ask for Brian or Korrin.

622 Plants/Seed
yellow, purple, pink, & orange.
(904)491-4899 or cell (904)635-5879

624 Wanted To Buy

ROOMS FOR RENT in my 5BR W/D hookup, all new appliances.
mobile Christian home in Yulee. (904) South 6th St. Minutes from downtown.
849-7598 Appointment only. Call (904)753-1346.

855 Apartments
AT BEACH Effic. & 1BR start $145-
$225/wk + dep. All utils incl. Also, 1-
2-3BR SWMH in park start $150 wk,
$600 mo + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034

856 Apartments
2BR/1BA unfurnished upstairs beach
side unit at* 832 N Fletcher. Covered
ocean view deck. Remodeled
throughout. CH&A & washer/dryer.
$950 w/6 month lease & $300 deposit.
$100 off 2nd months rent w/6 month
lease. Utilities included except phone.
Service animals only & no smoking.
References required. Also, 2BRA1BA
downstairs unit $900/mo. Calt.277-
3317 or email rlemmond@comcast.net.

3 Bedroom Special

Stealing at $695/1n.

with $99 security deposit

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MY NAME IS ]on 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.

625 Free Items
FREE 1 small trailer used for
supporting a float. 1 Resin Storage
Shed. Contact Barnabas Center
(904)261-700,0 x107



2 Wild Grape- 2,934 st. 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
surrounding the Fireplace and separate formal
Dining Room. Master suite located on first floor
with both Guest Rooms located on dithe second
along with the Private Study. Large back porch
that's perfect for entertaining and overlooking the
private dock and pond. Pets ok. On Island.

53 Marsh Creek- 2617 sf. 3BR/3BA Amelia
Island Plantation home located on the Fairway!
Open, spacious and bright floor plan with high
ceilings throughout. Eat-in Kitchen with .built in
desk/workstation leading to tiled Flooring Room.,
Master Suite upstairs as well as large bonus room
with balcony over looking Family Room. Backyard
faces Fairway. No Pets. On Island. $2,000/mo

24055 Creek Park- 2178 sf. 3BR/2'BA Flora Park
homc with beautiful stained concrete floors
1-,r..,io -,-., Office and separate Dinning Room
off of entry Eat-in Kitchen overlooking large
Family Room with Fireplace. Master Suite with
Garden Tub. Fenced Backyard with covered Patio
for entertaining. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,595/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 & Stainless Appliances overlooking
large Family Room. Separate Formal Dining
Room. Screened porch with Backyard overlooldking
the pond. Loft upstairs that has multiple uses.
Master Suite has separate Shower and Garden Tub.
Pet., ok. Off Island. $1,550/mo

3322 Fairway Oaks 1,456 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni
Amelia Island Plantation villa located on the
lFairway. Recently remodeled with updated Kitchen
and appliances. Generous living spaces with
Living/Dinning Room combined. Master suite
with private bath. Optional A1.P membership
available. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On Island.

Brian Woolard
;crCranl Minager

Lee Richardson

'86125 Sand Hickory- 2044 sf. 4BR/2BA house
in Hickory Village. Walk to Yulee middle and high
schools. Great open floor plan with LR and DR
on front of house open to large family room.
Nice upgraded kitchen with breakfast area. Split
floor plan with master. suite on one side and 3
guest rooms on other. Irrigation system. Pets ok:
Off Island. $1,350/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.
5I 1I .,i

2488 First Ave. 1088 sf. 2BR/2BA townhouse
on First Avenue in Fernandina Beach. Breakfast
bat in the kitchen. Master bedroom has balcony
overlooking the backyard and Atlantic Ocean!
Pets ok. On Island? S1,100/mo

.95118 Gerald 1171 sf. 3BR/21A Nassauville
cottage with lots of yard space. Large covered
front porch leads to Living & Dining Room
combo with wood floors. 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 Townhome
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. $1,075/mo

Do you own a rental property?
Then give us a call and .let us show ou
how our proven system of property
management reduces expenses and
increases resident satisfaction!
Right now we have 95.5% occupancy!

Brad Holland

Jane Collins

(S Prudential OPEN HOUSE
Chaplin Williams Saturday, May 19
Realty 1:00pm 4:00pm

95239 Nassau River Road
Deep water on Nassau River with ocean access.
Like new 2,700 sq.ft. home on 1.2 acres gated entry
A1A to Nassauville Road, left on Arbor, right on Nassau River Road
Barbara White, Realtor (904) 310-5090

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

852 Mobile Homes
ON ISLAND 1-2-3BR SWMH start
$150 wk/$600 mo.+dep. Utils avail.
Also, Effic Apts. & 1BR at bch $145-.
$225 wk.+dep. Utils incl. 261-5034

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

856 Aparthments
OCEAN FRONT Private beachwalk,
2BR/1BA, ground floor. Sewer, water,
garbage included. $900/mo. + $1000
dep. Yearly lease. 270 S. Fletcher.
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)27'7-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711.
- Very clean newer home. $1,100/mo.
+ security deposit. (904)55J-3445.
Available June 1st.

857 Condos-Furnished
block from beach. Utilities included.
$975/mo. Call (904)261-0816 or cell

858 Condos-Unfurnished
Summer Beach,' ground fir, 2 pools,
gated comm. 1 yr lease. $1700/mo.
Over 3400sf.on 2nd floor overlooking
Intercoastal Waterway, 3BR/3.5BA, ,
fireplace, wet bar, gated community
pool and parking garage. Asking
$3,000/mo. + utilities. Call (904)753-
4147 or (904)321-3444.

1860 Homes-Unfurnished
3/2 MID-ISLAND $1,150/mo. Call
Gregg at 261-2770.

HYDRANT- for display. Call (904) storage, water & trash included. Chester
ANT or 993-7227.904) area, 87441 Haven Rd. $800 + util., $500
dep. 583-0012 or 277-2824

fenced backyard, close to schools.
Service animals only. $850/mo. +
$850/dep. 1 yr lease. (904)277-4473
TOWNHOME 2168A First Avenue,
built in 2009, 1750 sq. ft., 3BR/3.5BA,
double garage. (904)206-0238

861 Vacation Rentals
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

S863 Office
BUSINESS SUITE (approximately
1200 sq. ft.) located at 5174 1st Coast
Highway, Fernandina Beach, FL. For
leasing information, contact Tom
SWinson at (904)556-6162.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644
space from 100 sq. ft. to,2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break rdom, & security. For info call

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

S 901 Automobiles
excellent condition with all-the whistles
& more. Good on gas. $11,500/OBO.
Call (904)251-8465 or (904)335-0942.
2003 FORD EXPEDITION 3rd row
seating, very low miles, $11,900.
OWNER WILL FINANCE. (904)624-4970

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