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FRIDAY JULY 6. 2012/16 PAGES 2 SECTIONS *fbnewsleader.com


Tymira Roberts, top left, and Rena Williams serve up hot dogs at Main Beach during the Fourth of
July celebtationsponsored by The Journey Church. Cathy Gates paints Haylee Dwinnell's face, above,
to make the 3-year-old's face look like a red, white and blue version of Hello Kitty.

Storm damage

at $3.4 million

and climbing

In'light of Nassau County's cdn-
tinuing.efforts to tally damage left
behind byTropical Storm Debby, com-
missioners have extended a local state
of emergency until Tuesday' Damage
tallies thus far are more than $3.4 mil-
The board made that, determina-
tion, and voted to delegate additional
spending power to County Manager
Ted $elby at special meeting called
Tuesday. I Commissioner Barry
p loway was absent.
~'Leesentatives from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
were scheduled to meet with county
officials on Thursday to examine the
extent of damage in Nassau and deter-
mine the county's need for assistance.
: As of Thursday, FEMA had desig-
nated 11 counties for emergency assis-
tance, but Nassau was not among
them. Clay, Baker and Columbia coun-
ties were included.
At the agency's request, Selby
planned to send personnel from the

engineering and building departments
'to accompany two FEMA assessment
teams. Preliminary estimates from
emergency management suggest that
68 structures in the county suffered
from the storm's effects.
"Right now we're looking at about
$3.4 million worth of damages,"
Emergency Management Director
Danny Hinson said Tuesday. "That is
a very raw estimate some of the
homes we haven't even seen; you can't
get to them."
County employees continue to tally
costs accrued in the recovery efforts,
Hinson added.
"I still don't know that we've
reached every constituent to say, 'Do
you have damage?'" Commissioner
Stacy Johnson said. "I mean, I don't
know what we can do in the future to
make sure that we have a good way of
assessing damage."
Nassau County which borders
the St. Marys River, along with neigh-
boring Baker and Camden and
Charlton counties in Georgia still
STORM Continued on 3A

Private meeting on

libra y expansion

Three firms will compete for archi-
tectural and engineering services to
expand the Fernandina Beach library
but, as the result of a new law, the pub-
lic will be excluded from their presen-
tation to city commissioners.
According to City AttorneyTammi
Bach, a new state law makes potential
city contractors exempt from present-
ing their projects at open public meet-
ings. Although now exempt from the
Sunshine Law, these presentation meet-
ings must still be recorded and ulti-
mately made available to the public.

Bach said the new law was passed
by the Florida Legislature to protect the
vendors' work product and proprietary
information. In an open meeting aven-
dor could use another vendor's ideas or
change their presentation based on
that information.
The new law states that "Any por-
tion of a meeting at which a negotiation
with a vendor is conducted pursuant to
a competitive solicitation, at which a
vendor makes an oral presentation as
part of a competitive solicitation, or at
which a vendor answers questions as
part of a competitive solicitation is
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Fourth of July vis-
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extent that locals
like myself would
not consider
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evening hours when the sun is less
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FRIDAY. JULY 6.2012 NEWS News-Leader


Tyrone Antonio Baez :
Tyrone "Ty" Antonio Baez, age 18, of
Fernandina Beach, FL passed away on
Saturday, June 30, 2012.
Ty was born on May 17, 1994 in
Philadelphia, PA, the youngest son of Angel
Baez and Meredith Baez.
He attended schools in Camden, NJ
before coming to Fernandina Beach in
2005. He was to be a member of the Senior
Class at Fernandina Beach High School in
the fall.
Ty loved playing basketball, skate board-
ing, swimming, going to the gym and was
always quite the comedian and life of the
party. He was a member of La Tierra
Prometida Church of
Fernandina Beach.
Ty was predeceased by.
his aunt, Marisol Baez.
He leaves behind his
mother, Meredith Baez of
Fernandina Beach, his
father, Angel Baez (Vajairo
Soto), his siblings Crystal Baez (Wilberto
Hernandez), Angel Baez, Jr., both of
Philadelphia, PA; and Franchesk Ramirez
(Jonathan) of Kingsland, GA. Maternal
grandparents Roger Coptoi and Evy Rivera
of Fernandina Beach, paternal grandpar-
ents Carmen Dejesus of Philadelphia, PA
and Antonio Baez of Puerto'Rico. His uncles
and Aunts, Angel Alamo (Tammy) of
Runnemede, NJ, Madeline Alamo of.
Voorhees, NJ, Aida Gosnell (Tony) of Mt.
laurel, NJ, Jackline Bennett (Ronnie) of
Paulsboro, NJ, Lewis Martinez, Edwin Baez
(esse), Naomi Baez,Aurealis Baez, Ussett
Baez, and Carmen Baez, all from
Philadelphia, PA, Betchida Baez and Yahaira
Baez, both from Puerto Rico. ,
SFuneral services will be held for Ty at'
2:00 PM today at the La Tierra Prometida
Church, 416 Alachua St. in Fernandina
Beach with Pastor Carlos Serrano presid-
The family will receive friends one hour
prior to service time at 11:00AM. He will be
laid to rest in Bosque-Bello Cemetery fol-
lowing the service, -


Again this year, First
Baptist Church is offering
Upward Basketball &
Cheerleading in the Family
Life Center on South Eighth
Street for children in kinder-
garten-sixth grade. Parents
can register their children
The Upward Basketball
season includes one-hour
practice each week where
coaches teach skillsdikeAdrib
bling, shooting and passing.
Cheerleaders can improve
their skills during the one-
hour practice each week
where coaches teach skills
-like stances, motions, jumps
and cheers.
Sign up now online or
stop by the church at 1600 S.
Eighth St. during regular
business hours.
Gary W. Belson Associa-
tes Inc. -will hold concealed
weapon license courses at 6
p.m. July 11 and 13 and'i0 .
a.m. and 1 p.m. July 14. A
basic with defensive tactics
course will be held at 7:45
a.m. July 7 and 21. For
scheduling contact Belson at
491-8358, (904) 476-2037 or
gbelson@bellsouth.net. Visit
www.The BelsonGroup.com.

Pink Ribbon
The Pink Ribbon Ladies;
a support group in Nassau ;
County for survivors of
breast and other female can-
cers, will hold its monthly
meeting on July 9 at 6 p.m. in
the conference room at
" Baptist Medical Center*

Please share his life story and leave
words of comfort at www.oxleyheard.com.

Eugene H. Fontaine
Mr. Eugene H. "Gene" Fontaine, age
82, of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away
on Thursday afternoon, June 28, 2012 at
the Baptist Medical Center Nassau.
Born in Ashland, KY, he was the only
child born to the late Marvin H. and Irene
Williams Fontaine. His father, who had
played baseball professionally in West
Virginia, passed away when Gene.was ten.
After his father's death he and his mother
resided in the home of his grandparents in'
Brandenburg, KY.
Growiilg up he attended
Meade .County High
School where he was a star
basketball player and mem-,
ber of the graduating Class
of 1948. Mr. Fontaine
attended the University of
Kentucky in Lexington
where he earned his Bachelor of Arts
degree in Finance. He later attended the
Stonier Graduate School of Banking at
Rutgers where he completed his Post
Graduate Degree in Banking and Finance.
Mr. Fontaine began his banking career
with the First Citizen's Fidelity Bank and
Trust Company of Louisville, KY in 1953. In
1956 he saw a picture in a local newspaper
of a young lady whom he sought out, found
arid would eventually become his wife. They
were married on January 5,1957 and began
their life together in Glenview, KY. Mr.
Fontaine continued his career in the bank-
ing industry in Louisville before coming to
Jacksonville in 1971 to join the State Bank.
After coming to Jacksonville, he founded
and was the President of First City National
,Bank. Mr. Fontaine retired in 1977. In
1997, he andhis wife settled in Fernandina
Beach, FL
Mr. Fontaine had served active duty in ,
,the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force as. a'
reservist, achieving the rank of 2nd
Lieutenant, incharge of theAir Force ROTC'

Nassau. Brooke Raulerson,
AISD, owner of Artistic
Florist in Fernandina Beach
and the 2010 Florida
Designer of the Year, will
talk about floral designs for
fiovices. For information,
contact Joyce Karsko at 261-
2976 or. Iobel Lyle at 321-
The Ical Chapter 4608
of the AARP will.hold meet
J.-July ,1)at 1,pumjat the
Council on Aging (across '
'from Baptist Medical Center
Nassau). The chapter will
discuss the recent national
AARPviews on the health
'care insurance plan, the U.S.
Supreme Court decisions
and comments on the issue.
Members are.urged to
attend:and bring a friend.
Dues are $7.50.
Nassau County Teen
Court will be held July 10, 17
and'24 at the JudicialAnnex,
76347 Veterans Way,
Yulee. Sessions begin
'promptly at 6 p.m. Students
from all middle or high
schools (ages 11-18) are
invited to participate. To be
op the volunteer jury or act
as attorneys, court clerks or
bailiffs, sign up at at court.
To participate as an attorney,
see coordinator Charles
Griffin. Volunteers arrive
between 5:30-6 p.m.:
Teen Court is run by'
teens for teens. Offenders
ages 11-18 'vho\have commit-
ted a misdemeanor crime
have their cases heard by a
jury of their peers. For infor,
nation call 548-4611 and ask
for Griffin.

511Ash Street,
Femandina Beach; FL,32034
(904)261-3696 Fax 261-3698
Website for e-mail addresses

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Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor.
Monday,' 12p.m.
Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.
CNI cau

Classified Ads: Mohday, 5:00 p.m.*
Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.
Legal Notices: Friday, noon
Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.
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in Kentucky.
A lifelong member of the Methodist
Church, since settling in Fernandina Beach,
he and his wife have been active at the
Memorial United Methodist Church.
He was a Kentucky Colonel, a rabid
University of Kentucky Basketball fan
and a member of Phi Kappa TAU
Mr. Fontaine leaves behind his wife of 55
years, Ann Fontaine, Fernandina Beach,
FL, their three sons, Lee Hardin Fontaine
(Melanie), Jacksonville, FL, C. Lamar
Fontaine (Arleen), Peter Q. Fontaine
(JoAnne), Camberly, England, six grand-
children, Cameron, Bradford, Stephanie.
Ryan, Ava and Luke.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 am
on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Memorial
United Methodist Church of Fernandina
with Dr. Brett Opalinski, officiating.
The family received friends following
the service, at the church', .
Mr. Fontaine will be laid to rest in Cap
Anderson Cemetery, Brandenburg,
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the Red Bird Mission
Inc., 70 Queendale Center, Beverly, KY
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-HeardFuneral Directors


Joan Blackburn 72, died on June 30,
Eternity Funeral Home Nassau.
Mrs. Evelyn Poole Smith, age 88, of
.Amelia Island died on Monday morning,
July 2, 2012.
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors
Mr. Rene G. Licier, formerly of
Longmeadow, West Springfield and Russell.
Mass., died at his home on Amelia Island,
Florida on Thursday, June 28,2012. A cel-
ebration of his life will be held in Holyoke,
Mass., at a later date.

Tips tokeep kids

safe in the sun

summer under way, children
will spendmore time out-
doors, in backyards and at
parks, summer camps, beach-
'es arid other vacation destina-
tibns So, it is important to
remember that exposure to
the'sWh's ultraviolet radiation
S(UYVR) strongly linked to all i
forms of skin cancer.
Luckily, with good sun safe-
ty habits including proper
clothing and sunscreen, chil-'.
dren can enjoy all sorts of out-
door activities without risking
their health.
"By teaching your children
to incorporate sun protection '
into their daily routine, you'll
significantly lower their risk of
developing skin cancer as an
:adult," says Perry Robins, ,
MD, president of The Skin
Cancer Foundation.
Help children stay safe in
the sun with the following tips
from The Skin Cancer
Seek the shade: Remind
kids to play in shaded areas in
order to limit UV exposure.
Check with camps to see if
there are adequate places for
.campers to seek:shade during
outdoor activities taking place
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.,
When UV rays are most
Avoid tanning: Tweens and
teens may be tempted to "lie
out" or visit tanning salons..
But there is nd-such thing as' a
safe, healthy or protective tan',
because tanning itself is
caused by DNA damage to the
skin. One or more blistering
,"sunburns in childhood or ado-
lescence more than'doubles a
person's chances of develop-
ing.potentialy deadly
melapomas later in life.
Cover up with clothing:
SConsider dressing them in
swim shirts or rash guards
while in the water at the pool
or beach. Protect the face,
neck and eyes with broad-,
brimtned hats and UV-block-
ing sunglasses.
Use sunscreen: For every-
day use, lookfor broad-spec-
trum (UA/UVB) sunscreen
with an SPF of 15 or higher. If
your child will be spending
extended time outdoors, use a


'.with an
SPF of30
S or higher.
Apply 1 ounce (2tfable-.:.
spoons) of sunscreen to your.
child's entire body 30 minutes
before going outside. Assist
children in reapplying sun-
iscreen every two hours and
after swimming or playing.
sports, because water and
sweat wash sunscreen away.
If your children apply their
own sunscreen, remind them
to cover easy-to-miss spots.
Keep newborns out of the'
sun. Sunscreens should be
used on babies over the age of
six months.
Practice what you preach:
Incorporate these tips into
your own Iifestyle. You'll not
only set a good example, but
you'll reduce your risk of skin
cancer, sun damage and skin,
More detailed suggestions
and recommendations are
available in the 2012 Skin
Cancer Foundation Journal
article, "Repelling the Rays
When Kids Play," available at
Additionally, The Skin
Cancer Foundation recently .
debuted Sun Smart U, an
interactive education program
that teaches students in ,
grades six through 12 how to
make sun-safe choices that are
vital in.preventing skin cancer.
The.program highlights
the importance of following a
proper sun protection regimen
and the dangers of tanning .
through the real-life story of a
young woman with Stage III
melanoma. To download the
free curriculum, visit www.
The Skin Cancer
Foundation is the only global
organization 'solely devoted to
the prevention, early detection
and treatment ofskin cancer
The mission of the Foundation
is to decrease the incidence of
skin cancer through public and
professional education and
research. For more informa-
tion, visit www.SkinCancerorg.





A total of 4,277 Nassau County residents
received free chest X-rays in 11 days as part of
the county's mobile X-ray program.
July 5, 1962
Nassau County Sheriff Laurie Ellis was seek-
ing more deputies and more pay for deputies in
his proposed $2.8 million budget, an increase of
$710,000 over the previous fiscal year
July 9, 1987
Cassandra Mitchell was sworn in as the new
city clerk of Fernandina Beach at a salary of
July 5, 2002

NSDAR members

convene in D.C.

National officer, Organizing
Secretary General Jean Mann
and members of the Amelia
Island Chapter based in
Fernandina Beach were in
attendance at the 121st
SContinental 'Congress, the
annual convention of the
National Society Daughters of
the American Revolution
(DAR) and a time-honored tra-
dition that has been held in
Washington, D.C., as the annu-'
al national meeting of the
membership since the organi-
zation's founding in 1890.
This week, the nation's cap-
italwelcomed more than 3,000
members of one of its foremost
service organizations located
in the Society's National
Headquarters, which occupies
an entire city block. National,
state and chapter leaders as
well as other members.from'
around the world gathered to
report oh,the year's work,
honor outstanding award
recipients, plan future initia-
tives and reconnect with
Guest speakers for the
opening night ceremonies
were renowned Abraham
Lincoln scholar, Harold Holzer,
who received the DAR History
Award Medal, and Dr. Nido
Qubein, president of High
Point University, wh6'eceived'
the DARAmericanism Award
given to distinguished natu-
ralized citizens.
OnNational Defense Night,
an evening that honored the
nation's military personnel and
veterans, the keynote address
was delivered by Gen. David
SPetraeus, US Army (Ret.),
:director of the Central'
Intelligence Agency. Holly:
Petraeus;was also honored'
during the cereinony with the
first-ever President General's
Medallion for her lifelong com-
mitmentto supporting military
families: .
SAddtional awards that
evening were presented to a
Former female combat pho-
tographei, the Army Nurse of
,the Year and outstanding vol-

unteers for veterans. During
the week, the DAR also hon-
ored the Outstanding Teacher
of American History, excep-
tional high school scholarsas
well as individuals dedicated
to community service, con-
servation, lifelong leadership
and patriotism.
While at Congress,
Organizing Secretary General
Mann of Fernandina Beach;
Chapter Regent Jane Collins
of Fernandina Beach; and'
member Kitty Lyon of
Charleston, S.C., attended var-
ious business sessions. They
also received, two American
Heritage Awards on behalf of
'Sue Hutchinson and Anita Lay.
Collins and Lyons served'the
DAR as delegates.
"It's inspiring to see more
than 3,000 members travel to
Washington to celebrate the
accomplishments of the past
year to preserve the past,
enhance the present and invest
in the future," said Merry Ann
T Wright, president general.
"Attendees showed great
enthusiasm to participate in
seminars and workshops dur-
ing the conference to enhance
their work of promoting his-
toric .preservation, education.
and patriotism back in their
communities. The reports
given at our Continental
Congress made it clear that
the DAR is playing an impor-
tant role in cities and towns
across America." ,-
The National' 'Society,
Daughters of theAmerican'
Revolution was founded: in
1890 to promote historic
preservation, education and
patriotism. Its members ate
descended from the patriots
who won American independ-'
ence during the Revolutionary
SWith more than 168,000
members in approximately
'3,000 chapters worldwide,
DAR is one of the world's
largest and most active service
organizations. To learn more
about the work of today's DAR,
visit www.DAR.org or www.

Open meetings are open.
to anyone, including non-
alcoholics; families, etc., who
may be interested in Alcohol-'
ics Anonymous. All sched-
uled AA meetings are non-
smoking add one hour in
duration. '.
.* *
Alcoholics Anonymous
meetings for people who
have,.or think they may have,
.a drinking problem are held.
Mondays-at noon and
Saturday at 10 a.m. at Prince
of Peace Lutheran Church,
on Atlantic Avenue across
from Fort Clinch State Park:
Please enter the meetings
through the'side door.

The Fernandina Beach
Group meets in the Amelia
Room, 906 S. Seventh St.,
Monday at 6:30 p.m. (begin-
ners); Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
(open discussion); Wednes-
days at 7 am. (open--12:& :
12 study) and 11 am. (open -
step meeting); Thursdays at
7 a.m. (open Big Book
study), 11 a.m. (open -dis- ,
cussion) and 6;30 p.m. (open
Big Book study); Fridays at
11 am. (open -Big Book -
study) and 7 p.m. (open -
meditation, speaker); and
Saturday at 7 a.m. (open -
discussion) and 6:30'p.m.
(open -discussion). Call 261-
8349.: ,

The Downtown Group
meets at the Alachua Club,
corner of Third and Alachua
.streets, Fernandina, on
Mondays'at 8 p.m. (open 12
& 12 study); Tuesdays at 8

Kwanis Qub
The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis Club meets the first
three Mondays of each
month at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill
Melton Road. This is a din-
ner meeting from 6:30-8 p.m,
Contact Don Lyons at home,
432-8194, or by cell at (978)
The Yulee Optimist Club
meets every Tuesday.at
noon at Murray's Grille on
A1A in Yulee. Call 753-0091.
The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club meets each
Wednesday from noon-1
p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club. Call
Bernice Kelley at 261-7923

p.m. (open- spkeri~r;. ,
Weddnesdays,'.:15 i -p
(open men's discussion); -
:Thursdays at 8 p.m. (open -
Sdiscussion); Fridays at 8 p.m.
-(open discussion); and
Saturday at 8a.m. (open -
discussion) and 8 p,m. (open
-relationships). Call 261-

The Dune's Group, Peteks
Point in Fernandina.Beach,
meets Fridays at 7:30 am.
(24-hour book meeting):.,
Beach meetings are suspend-
ed during winter months.

The Yulee Florida Group
meets in the YMCA building
on Pages Dairy Road on
Sunday at 8 p.m. (osen -
discussion); Tuesdays at 8
p.m. (open Big Book);
Thursday at 8 p.m. (open -
discussion); and Saturdays
at 6:30 p.m. (open Big
The Yulee Al-Anon
Family Group meetings have ,
changed to Tuesdays at 6:30
p.m. at the YMA building'
on Pages Dairy Road in
Yulee. Contact the group by'
e-mail atYuleeAlanonFG@
Al-Anon is a member sup-
ported nonprofit group that
Helps the families and
friends of alcoholics. The
program of recovery is
adapted from Alcoholics -
Anonymous and is based
Upon the Twelve Steps,
Twelve Traditions and the
Twelve Concepts of Service.

or Barb Kent at 277-4071.
Rotay dubs
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach meets
each Wednesday from 11:30
a.m.-1 p.m. at the Florida
House Inn on South Third
Street. July 11 will feature
SLisa Rinaman of the St.
Johns Riverkeeper :'n
threats to the river. Call
Melanie Ferreira at321-

SThe Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise meets
each Friday from 7:30-8:30
a.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill
Melton Road. Contact,
President Khtey Breen at
kateybreen@comcast.net or
visit www.ameliaislandro-




FRIDAY, JULY 6,2012 NEWS News-Leader

River rolls through West Side

KATHIECOLGROVE "When I saw the ark float
Community Newspapers by I knew we were in trouble,"
she said. "It was high one time
NanCy Ruby never expect- when we had hurricanes in
ed to use a kayak to navigate 2004. 1 have never seen it as
through her backyard. high as it is now. It came up
SBut that isjust what she did faster than I ever thought it
when the St Marys River over- would come up."
: flowed its banks and affected Ruby said the water flowed
Sheer propertyon Chance Lane in past an electric transformer in
Hilliard, Ruby has lived there a nearby section of her yard.
,since 1999. After the electricity was turned

off for safety purposes, her
neighbors and their four dogs
camped out at her house for
one night.
Her other neighbor saw
water rise on one side of his
home, threatening the proper-
"You couldn't tell the differ-
ence between the yard and
river," Ruby said, adding that
her friends helped her relocate

her three horses to Loretta Con-
ner's home on Conner Road.
The St. Marys River experi-
enced major flood levels in the
aftermath of Tropical Storm
Debby. The river crested at 24.4
feet as of 5 a.m. June 28. By
Monday, water had already
receded to moderate flood lev-
els of 18.9 feet, said National
Weather Service meteorologist
Zaaron Alien.

Czymbor picked for Palatkas top job

S Pqalarka Daily News
S Former Fernandina Beach
:. City Manager Michael" Czym-
: : bor is the city of Palatka's top
Spick to fill its vacant city man-
Sager position.
In a unanimous vote,
Palatka city commissioners
made the choice Tuesday after~
final interviews were held with
Five candidates during a pub-
lic meeting that lasted more
Than five hours.
Palatka Mayor Vernon
: ',Myers said he'is comfortable
with the pick made by com-
missioners. -
"Mr. Czymbor; is an out-'
.standing candidate who has a'
S wealth of experience," he said.
"We are excited to have him
join our city as city manager."
Myers said if possible he
would like Czymbor to bgiri'

Continued from 1A;:
Exempt (from public meeting
Bach also said that since the
new statute is so recent, it has
stumped some municipalities
as to how to proceed, and they
are just ignoring it Some cities,
she said, are continuing to hold
''vendor presentations publicly.
But the city has cited the
Snew statute as its reason not to
open a meeting Tuesday when
the three firms make theirpre-

PETS Continuedfrom LA
vehicle, eegjiyle windowAr
open. On a mild day in the
shade, a vehicle's interior tem-
perature could increase by as
much as 40 degrees above thu
outside temperature in just 10
minutes. 'Th situation becomes
even more s trious in direct sun-
light, where the vehicle's inte-
; ror temperature could increase
to 80 degrees higher than the
outside temperature.
if an animal Is found trapped
In a car, law enforcement offi-
cers are authorized to break
the window to get the animal
It should be noted that older
dogs, liat-faced dogs, over-
weight dogs and puppies have
the highest risk-of heat-related
illnesses. Signs of fatigue from
heat may include a bright red
tongue, thick or sAicky saliva,
rapid panting. weakness, dizzi.
ness, vomiting and diarrhea. A
put stdfering from Heat stroke
may also appear in shock. If a
pet becomes overheated, calm
the animal by giving it cool, not
cold water, to drink. If the ani-
ial, cannot take the liquid, roll
the animal onto its back and
place icepacks or a cool, wet
towel on its abdomen to lower
body tempe~ature'and, seek
immediate veterinary attention.
The normal body tempera-
Sturuof a dog is between 0llto
102 degrees, Once the temper-

within two weeks.
"."I thing he will bring a
wealth of. knowledge in all
areasof city goverhient to our
city for the benefit of our citi-
zerfs," he said.,
Commissioner Phil Leary,
.said the process used to select
th'm candidate worked well.
"The most qualified and
experienced 'candidate' was
selected," he said.
Leary said although there
were three local candidates,
Czymbor's 26-year experience
working in the public sector
made him the clear choice.
S"I'think they all had strong
credentials in specific areas,
but overall when you look.at
the requirements of city man-
ager and'the position we find
ourselvesin today, their skill
set just didn't match what wag
required," he said.
Czymbo;r 48, had also been

sentato'ns. '
"Bach said it's possible the
meeting may yet be opened to
the public. Two out of three
firms have already agreed to-
.present their qualifications in
Public, she said, and the third
will be asked to do so.
Bach said she was advising
the city to follow the state
statute and ask vendors to sign
' an agreement before present-
ing public.
If the third vendor chooses
not to have a public meeting,
Bach said, all three firms would

ature rises to 106 degrees, the

ature rises to 106 degrees, the
pet faces danger of brain dam-
Citien w' see a' di-
tressed; or unresponsive pet

selected as one of six finalists
for Panama City Beach city
manager, but told commiis-
sioners during his interview he
had been recently notified he
did not make the final 'ut.
SCzymbor said he would also
make plans to relocate his fam-
ily from Fernandiria Beach to
Palatka as quickly as possible.
Replacing the city' last
manager Wobdy Boynton
became necessary when itwas
announced in May that
Boynton would become'assis-
tant executive director at the
St.. Johns River Water
Management District. :
City officials advertised the
job and more than 60 hpplica-
tions were received.
Boynton, with a 'consultant
from the Florida League of
Cities, cut the field to 15.
Then a committee appoint-
ed by the commissionn nar-

present their plans in private.
Bach said the contractors'
documents are:"already confi-
dential," and can only be
viewed by members of. the
library evaluation committee
and 'commissioners. Once the
vendor contract is put on a pub-
lic agenda, she said, the docu-,
ments become public record.
.City commissioners agreed
in May to put out a request for
qualifications for architectural
and engineering services to
expand thb Fernandina Beach
branch library. An advisory

should contact Nassau County
Animal Services at 491-7440 or
the Nasau, Hbmane'Society at
321I647 :

rowed the field to five finalists
on June 20 after two 'days of
public interviews.
Czymbor topped the field
that also included Palatka
Police Chief Gary Getchell, for-
mer Director of Economic
Development for Jeffersonville,
Ind.,Clarence Hulse, St. Johns
River Water Management
District Intergovernmental
'Affairs Coordinator Kraig
MeLane and Seminole Electric
Senior Project Manager Bobby
Commissioners also agreed
to negotiate a three-year con-
tract, including arinual reviews,
with a salary range topping out
,at $110,000 plus benefits and
the use of a city vehicle.
There will also be a 90-day
probationary period that would
include three months of sever-
ance pay if for any reason he is
terminated during that period.

committee was formed to do
research on how the library
should be expanded. That com-
mittee is made up of. Vice
Mayor Jeffrey Bunch, City Con-
tr6ller Patti Clifford, City
Engineer Glenn Semarrisin,
Library.Director Dawn Bost-
wick and Bill Flynn of Friends
of the Library.
The. future of the
Fernandina Beach library has
been at issue because its space
and services have been deem-
ed inadequate, and the city and
county share the responsibility

Nassau County Initial Damage Assessment.
Tropical Storm Debby
Note from emergency management director Danny Hinson.
These numbers are raw estimates. There are still structures
the county has been unable to access, thus these figures '
are subjeot to change.
Houses affected in Nassal County (Including Callahan,
Hilliard 'and Bryceville)- 68 structures with estimated
damage total; ..... ............. ....... $3,432,639
Businesses affected in Nassau County 2-5:
............. No total dollar loss estimate at this time.
Category A Debris Removal estimated at:
. .... ....... ... ... .. .... Minor but still calculating.
Category B Emergency Protection Measures: .. $6,554.42
Category C Roads and Bridges: ............. $24,866.19
(Does not include US 301 bridge damage)
Category DWater Control Facilities. ............ N/A
Category E: Building and Equipment: ........ $35,773.50
Category F, Utillies: ................... ........ N/A
Category 6: Park '; Recreation facilities and other.
-,... ... ... .................... .. approximately $2000

STQRM Continued from 1A
remained under a flood warn-
ing Tuesday, accordingto the.
National Weather Service. -
By July .13, crews aim to
have a temporary span built on:
US 301 near Otis Road' where
surging storm waters washed
away the Brandy Branch,
Bridge, Public Works Director
Scott Herring said Tuesday. ,
Elevated water levels remain
a chief concern as they have
only recently started to-sub-
side, leaving residual pools of
standing water on the West
Side, Selby said.
Commissioner Walter
Boatright, whose district
encompasses the town of
Callahan and other portions of
West Nassau, said that while
many residents near him avoid-
ed flood damage, his rain gauge
recorded more than 15 inches
of precipitation from the storm.
"It's going down rather slow-
ly, so it's going to be around for
awhile," Selby added.
The board agreed to raise
Selby's discretionary purchas-
ing limit from $50,000 to
$60,000 so the county manager
could buy replacement carpet-
ing for the county's public serv-
ices building, which flooded

Oceanfront Lots:
*75'x125' lot, 700 block of. South Fletcher
$465,000 ML8s 56671.'
215 ft oceanfront lot north of Sadler
River Lots:'
'.2.27 Acres, Lighthouse Circle, Deep water o
Egan's Creek, $995,000 MLS# 37069
*1.45 Acres, Lang Road off of Blackrock,
Deep water 6n Lanqeford Creek,
$314,000 MLSiS56199
1 Acre, Blackmon Road, Tidal creek
$ 89,000.MLS# 47368
Beach Area: .
* 6 lots on Robeit Oliver Blvd., $85,000 each,
buy themn all for"a discounted price''
MLSl# 34414, 34418,.50993, 50996
Off Island:
;_ 2.66 Acres, Arbor Lane, $179,000 MLS# 5690
S 1 Acre in Pirate's Wood
$65,000 MLS# 54448
1..5 Acres, Peeples Road, Yulee $60,000
SLasserre Real Estate, Inc
3028 S. 8th Street
,' Fernanjllna Beach, FL
; :(904)I61 '4066

during the storm. The new car-
pet, which is made up otindi-
vidual' squares for easier
removal and replacement,
would cost roughly $56,000.
Because the old carpet is
more than a decade old, it is
not covered by the county's
insurance. While Nassau may
seek to recoup some of that cost
from FEMA, immediate
expenses' would be.drawn from
a reserve account, Selby said.
He said records that had
been stored in the building
would be:moved to trailer off-
site Where they will be freeze-
dried, a process that may take
up to five months.
Commission Chair Danny
Leeper praised county employ-
ees for their efforts in the wake
of the storm, calling the occa-
sion a "good exercise." Leeper
pointed out that through 'the
American Red Cross and the
Nassau County School Board
'the county had opened and
staffed an emergency shelter
at Hilliard Middle Senior High
School during the storm,
although no one turned out to
make use of it.
"Overall, I think we've done
very well,", Leeper said. "I'm
very proud of the county

Island Lots:
3192,Actes on Susan Drive
.$325,000 MLS #s7230
136'x135' lot,, Off Amelia Island Parkway
$79,500 MLS# 57083
n 851'x00' lot, Schooner Landing
$95,000 MLS# 551195
S *.80,x100' lot, North 15th Street
$45,000,MLS 52050 ..
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*'. ,$124,900- $139,000

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FRIDAY, JULY 6,2012 NEWS News-Leader


The Florida Association of Counties pre-
sented Nassau County Commissioner Steve
Kelley with the Certified County
Commissioner designation following his com-
pletion of a comprehensive study program
developed by the association. Kelley received
the designation with more than 30 other
county commissioners during an awards cer-
emony held at the FAC Annual Conference in
Orange County.
County commissioners voluntarily enroll
in the program and complete a series of
courses totaling 42 hours. The coursework is
designed to provide information arid enhance
skills relevant to a commissioner's duties
and.responsibilities as an elected official.
The program coursework covers topics
such as county government roles and
responsibilities, county government struc-
ture and authority, financial management,
ethics atd sunshine law, negotiation skills,
economic development, and effective com-
munication. Completion of all coursework
averages 12 to 18 months.

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surgery or need long term
assistance for a better life,

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Best Friends Companion Care'(BFCC) offers
marty options to seniors and their families, such as
living at home instead of a nursing home 'or'
assisted living facility. Paramedic Jamie Deonas,
owner and founder of Best Friends Companion
Care has a special place in his heart for seniors
and their families. He is aware of the hardships
they face as they struggle with taking care.of a
loved one.

"Many seniors have the desire to remain living at
home, independently with dignity among family,
friends, pets and familiar surroundings." BFCC
makes it possible for seniors to remain living at
home by offering in-home services including light *
housekeeping, laundry, running errands, grocery
shopping, assisting with bill pay, preparing meals.
diet and medication monitoring and much more.
All services are provided by trained, state
approved caregivers.

"One unique service we offer is transportation.
Taking a client to scheduled appointments, to visit
a friend'or family member, shopping or out to
lunch. We also have staff available for out of town
Strips and destinations that require overnight
stas." said Jamie. From time to time '
SXh ofamilyt .may find rir6or .
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Education summit Tuesday
State Rep. Janet H. Adkins, summit and using those ideas
District-12, announces the sec- and solutions to create poten-
ond. of her two Education tiallegislation.
Solutions Summits will be held Participants in the previous
from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at the summit discussed ending the'
Advanced Technology Center FCAT and increasing the flexi-
of Florida State College at abilityy for high performing
Jacksonville, 401 West State St., school districts. Others sug-
Jacksonville. gested investing a greater allot-
The second summit will ment towards technology in the
bring together local leaders and classroom. Other recommen-
education stakeholders from dations included moving low-
across the First Coast. performing.students to more
Principals, teachers, school specialized education providers,
board members, parents, stu- creating smaller school districts
dents and all other education and finding new ways to recruit
stakeholders are encouraged to more teachers and improve
attend. morale.
This meeting v'ill focus on If you wish to attend, RSVP
narrowing the ideas and solu- to Alexis.Zink@myfloridahous&
tions presented in the previous. gov.

Crenshaw goes mobile
W/ASHINGTON, D.C, .shaw.house.gov-is accessible
Congressman Ander Crenshaw, using mobile web browsers.
a member of the House i.. The new iPhone, iPad and
Appropriations Committee,has' Android apps will provide
announced the availability of a access to key web site informa-
new suite of mobile resources tion, including booking a Capitol
'for his official Congressional tour, student internships, press
office. Mobile applications for releases and Crenshaw's leg-
iOS and Android devices ard 'islative record."
now available as free downloads The new, free applications
in the iTunes Store and Google also can be downloaded by
Play. Additionally, a new mobile- going to the "Mobile Services"
friendly version of Crenshaw's section of Crenshaw's official
official website http://cren- web site.

Nassau Patriots Tea Party
is scheduled to host public.
debates for Nassau County
Sheriff candidates July 13 and
Nassau County Commission
candidates July 27 at the:
Fernandina Beach Police
Department training room,
125 Lime St.
The evenings begin with a
meet and greet from 6:30-7
p.m. The debates will take
place from 7-9 p.m.
Nassau Patriots Tea Party
is a nonpartisan, non-profit
organization of concerned
county citizens promoting
civic education, conservative
values and spending within
our government and institu-
tions' means. More informa-
tion is at http://nassaupatri-
The group meets the first
Situgday of e nach;nontg;
Murray's Grill in Yulee-at 9:30
a.m. and at McGill Aviation
each Tuesday at 2 p.m. All are
welcome.to attend.
Republican rally
Republican candidates for
election will rally from 9 a.m.
to noon July 14 in Central
Park, Fernandina Beach.
Families are welcome. Come
have your photo taken with a
Republican elephant. Direct
questions to Cherie Billings at
277-2995 or
S Dee Dee Corbin at (904)
923-9033 or visit nassaugop
Young. '
. Nassati CountyYoung
Republicans will meet
Tuesday, July 17 at San Josh
Mexican Grill; 463797 SR 200.
The monthly meeting will fea-
ture sheriff's candidate
forum hosted by the club. The
social will be held at 6 p.m.
and the business meeting will

be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
SNassau CountyYoung
!Republican meetings are open
:to any interested Republican
(regardless of age). Family
. members and children are.
always welcome at the month-.
ly meetings. To RSVP atten-
dance or to receive further
information contact Justin
Tayloi at jmtaylorO82@yahoo.
com or (904) 226-6207.
The'Federated Republican
Women of Nassau County will
have their monthly meeting
on-Friday, July 20 at the Golf
Club of Amelia Island. The
monthly meeting will feature a
sheriff's candidate forum
hosted by the club. The social
will be held at 11:30 a.m. and
the business meeting will
begin at 11:45 am.
Contact Gail aipndi at
iGJ1iodi@comast or
261-8793 by Tuesday, July 17,,-
with your reservation. Cost of
the luncheon is $20.
Event postponed
Mike Hickox, candidate for
SNassau County Property
Appraiser, will host a meet-
and greet from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
SJuly 20 at the Stay'n Country .
Ranch, 96117 Blackrock Road
in Yulee. Free food vill be
served. and there will be musi-.
-. cal entertainment. This event
is open to the public. Direct
'questions to Justin Taylor at
(904) 226-6207.
Register to vote
by July 16
The deadline to register to.
vote in theAug. 14 election is,:
July 16. Contact the Nassau
County Supervisor of Elect-
,ions office at 491-7500, toll
free 1-866-260-4301 or TDD
S904491-7510: Visit www.ypte-
nassau.com for registration
locations and election news.

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A Nassau County Sher-
iff's deputy has resigned
after police learned that he
bought stolen tires while on
Ernie L. Cole officially
resigned June 18 rather than
face termination following
the incident, the News-Leader
learned Monday after receiv-
ing records of the incident
initially requested June 21.
Portions of the records
containing "active criminal
investigative information"
were omitted.
Cole, 27, told police he
paid Matthew Cory Crump
of Yulee $80 for the tires and
a set of rims on June 13 while'
investigating a crash involv-
ing Crump on US 17, police
Crump, 23, has been
charged with grand theft and
dealing in stolen property
for the alleged thefts and
remains in Nassau County
Jail on a bond of $20,004
Cole said Crump was
driving a blue Chevy pickup
hauling a trailer of goods that
included the tires and rims,
according to a police report.
Crump reportedly told Cole
he needed to sell the tires
and.rims because he needed
$150 to keep his power
turned on. When Cole said
he had only $80 cash on him,
Crump agreed to sell him
the tires and rims for that
price instead, police said.
After meeting with Cole,
deputies were able to dis-
cern that the tires and rims
he purchased were previ-
ously reported stolen from
a black Chevy pickup parked
at a Wesley Road residence,
police said.
Cole had been with the
NCSO since July 15, 2005
when he was hired full-time
as a correctional officer. On
Feb. 2; 2007; h ti'ansfe ri
to patrol duties, where he
served until his resignation.

FRIDAY, JULY 6,2012 NEWS News-Leader 5A


This was written by Garrett
Pelican of the News-Leader from
oral and written reports by the
Nassau County Sheriffs Office,
the city of Fernandina Beach
Police Department and other
agencies. Arrest indicates suspi-
cion of a crime, not guilt.
Anyone with information
about criminal activity can con-
tact the Fernandina Beach Police
Department at 277-7342 or the
Nassau County Sheriff's Office
anonymously by calling 2250147
in Yulee and Fernandina Beach
or 879-2136 in Callahan,
Hilliard and Bryceville. The "We
Tip"program 1-800-78CRIME
also allows callers to- leave
.anonymous tips.

Serial burglars
Four Yulee men have been
charged with burglary, attempt-
ed burglary and grand theft
after nine area businesses were
burglarized June 11-12, police
Police said Joshua Randall
Fowler, 26, of 87489 Roses Bluff
Road,Justin Drew Royal, 24, of
85069 Mobley Drive, Reggie
John Chaney, 43, and John
Benjamin Alvarez III, 27, both of
85024 Wesley Road, broke into
several businesses near the
Target shopping center, includ-
ing Ichiban Buffet, the 777
Game Room and the Hair
The men smashed glass
doors and windows at the busi-
nesses and stole cash registers,
police said.
Police said video surveil-
lance at 777 Game Room
showed three of the men exit a
vehicle, smash the front glass
and enter the business. Afourth
man, police said, remained in
the vehicle.
Police stopped a silver pick-
up matching the one seen in
the video June 12 and saw what
appeared to be pieces of a
cash register in the truck's bed,
according, to the report. A
large plastic bag of coins sat in
plain sight inside the cab, police
After the men were detained,
SChaney allegedly told police
that he, Alvarez, Fowler and
Royal were responsible for the
crime spree. He drove his truck
to the businesses and stayed
behind the wheel while the
other three broke in and
grabbed the loot, the report stat-
Chafey:drew a map for
police indicating all the busi-
nesses hit during the spree and
told them the routes the men

took to the locations, police said.

Stun gun used
A Georgia man was stunned
and arrested early Sunday fol-
lowing a bar fight, according to
a police report.
Police said the man, identi-
fied as Deonte Rashawn
Sullivan, was part of a crowd in
the parking lot of Caseys
Lounge on US 17 South in Yulee
that refused to disperse about 3
a.m. After Sullivan and another
patron got into a row and
refused police orders to get on
the ground, officers stunned
him, according, to a police
Sullivan, 22, of Kingsland,
Ga., is charged with possession
of controlled substance without
a prescription, disorderly intox-
ication and resisting officers
without violence. He remains
in Nassau County Jail on a bond
of $13,006.

Battryon inmate
A Yulee man incarcerated in
Nassau County Jail was charged
early Saturday with battery on
a fellow inmate after surveil-
lance footage revealed he insti-
gated a scuffle between the pair,
according to a police report.
Colby Alexander Bradberry
was charged with battery about
5 a.m. after security footage
showed him and another inmate
arguing before their disagree-
ment turned violent and
Bradberry, 24, walked up td
the other inmate and started
punching him in'the face, police
When the other inmate tried
to grip a handrail for support
and pull himself away from the
fray, Bradberry grabbed him
by the jumpsuit and swung him
into a bunk-bed frame, police
said. The other inmate suffered
a one-inch gash on his fore-
head from the melee, the report
Bradberry, of 75668 Johnson
Lake Road, Yulee is charged
with battery by an inmate. He
remains in jail on a bond of

Felony arrests
Candace Meri Johns, 26,


Folkston, Ga., July 1, driving
while license suspended or
revoked habitual traffic
offender, no motor vehicle reg-
Christopher Allen Harris
Jr., 27, 36098 Holiday Drive,
Callahan, June 30, driving while
license suspended or revoked -
habitual traffic offender.
Andre Scott Hunter, 36,
St. Marys, Ga., June 29, Nassau
County warrant, violation of pro-
bation child abuse.
Johnny Eugene Lee, 40,
85591 Owens Road, Fernandina
Beach, June 29, Nassau County
warrant, grand theft; bond
Robert Edward Simmons,
31, Jacksonville, June 29, traf-
ficking controlled substance.
Sherman Dewain Kelli-
son, 40, Jacksonville, June 29,
possession of controlled sub-
stance without prescription,
possession of less than 20
grams of marijuana, possession
of drug paraphernalia, driving
while license suspended or
Joshua Theodore Long,
24, 85046 Lina Road, Fernan-
dina Beach,June 29, aggravated
battery on pregnant victim.
Colleen Elizabeth Pauley,
32, 55198 Fox Squirrel Drive,
Callahan, June 28, Nassau'
County warrant, violation of pro-
bation obtain a controlled sub-
stance, no bond.
Jean Marie Frack, 49,
85423 Stephen Road, Yulee,
June 28, Nassau County war-
rant, violation of probation "-
uttering a forged instrument,
violation of probation burgla-
ry, no bond.
James Michael White, 34,
44096 Tulip Trail, Callahan,
June 28, child abuse.
Stephen Elliott Drakus,


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24, 1247 S. Eighth St., Fernan-
dina Beach, June 28, possession
of child pornography.
Frank Dominic Scussell
Jr., 62, 37157 Ruby Drive,
Hilliard,June.28, battery on law
enforcement officer two
counts, battery on fire-
fighter, resisting arrest with vio-
Keno Navada Smith, 35,
36351 Beaner Lane, Callahan,
June 27, Nassau County war-
rant, violation of probation -
aggravated battery with deadly
weapon, no bond.
Michael Lee Mariner Jr.,
43, 38157 Brook Road, Yulee,
June 27, out of state warrant,
felony possession of firearm.
Jaman Rashaad Mitchell,
21, Jacksonville, June 27, driving
while license suspended or
revoked habitual traffic
James Richard Drum-
heller, 24,33002 Blossom Lane,
CaHahan,June 26, Ware County
warrant, theft, no bond.
Michael Philip Testa, 22,
76471 Dove Road, Yulee, June
25, crimes against person -
threaten public servant or fam-
ily, resisting officer without vio-
Jamarra Donnette Moses,
27, Jacksonville, June 25, driving
while license suspended or
revoked with knowledge -
habitual traffic offender.
Steven Albert Brown, 24,
312 South 12th St., Fernandina
Beach, June 25, Nassau County
warrant, aggravated battery
on pregnant victim, bond
Terry Andrew Cason, 30,
827 Division St., Fernandina
Beach, June 25, Nassau County
warrant, violation of probation -
domestic battery by strangula-
tion, no bond.

Ronald Wade Tyre, 68,
525 North Fletcher Ave.,
Fernandina Beach, June 25,
Nassau 'County warrant,
violation of probation lewd
and lascivious battery, lewd
and lascivious exhibition, no
John Paul Shreve, 38,
homeless, June 24, St. Johns
County warrant, battery on law
enforcement officer, bond
Ronald Wayne Wallace,
33, 95548 Leo Drive, Fernan-
dina Beach, June 23, driving
while license suspended or
revoked with knowledge -
habitual traffic offender.
Robin Ann Hamley, 27,
Jacksonville, June 23, posses-
sion of controlled substance
without prescription, driving
while license suspended or
revoked with knowledge.
Donald Thomas Tangher-
lini, 49, 11010 Mulberry
Landing Annex, Hilliard; June
23, burglary to unoccupied
structure unarmed, larceny
petit theft.
Misty Ann Gentry, 36,
86294 Jean Road, Yulee, June
22, possession of methamphet-
amine, unlawful possession of
listed chemical.
Tara Jane English, 18,
Oklahoma, June 22, grand theft.
of motor vehicle.
Tyrone Lavone Lee, 21,
371035 Oxford St, Hilliard, June
22, bond surrender sale and
delivery of crack cocaine, bond
Jeremy Eugene Steelman,
35, Oklahoma, June 22, grand
theft of motor vehicle. .
Lola Lynette Wick, 27,
Jacksonville, June 21, violation
of probation robbery and
criminal mischief, no bond.


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FRIDAY. JU.Y 6. 2012 NEWS News-Leader

Lynn Anderson's "Zen-like hideaway-in-the-treetops" won kudos from This Old House
magazine. "It's everything I dreamed of and more," Aridersoi said.

Homeowners reodel

gets nationalattention



Nassau County proposes to amend the Nassau County Land Development Code by
adopting the following Ordinance:


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners will conduct pub-
lic hearings on'Monday, July 23, 2012 and Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:00 PM regarding
the proposed ordinance. The public hearings will be held at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida 32097.

All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearings and to be heard. Copies.
the proposed Ordinances and supporting information are available for inspection in the
office of the Nassau County Growth Management Department, 96161 Nassau Place,
Yulee, FL 32097. Comments may also be directed in writing to the Growth Management
Department, e-nailed to agregory@nassaucountyll.com, or received by telephone at
(904) 491-7328. All comments will become part of the record in this malter and subject
to Florida's public records law.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in this pro,
gram or activity should contact 491-7328 at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to
request such accommodation.


The Board of County Commissioners may continue hearings on this matter.

Daniel B Leeper, Chair
Nassau County Board of County Commissioners

Following her retirement
From AT&T, Lynn Anderson
searched from Maine to
Miami for the lierfect ocean-
front community with an
abundance of older homes
ripe for renovation. She set-
tled on Fernandina 12 years
When Anderson first pur-
chased her 1920's home on
South Seventh Street, the
nearly 700 square feet of attic
space was undeveloped and
inaccessible except by pull- Anderson
down ladder.
"I knew someday it would
make a fabulous, master kitchen renovation.
suite," said Anderson, adding 'The two projects were
that the idea percolated for interrelated and aspects of
eight ypar-s while athdrorjtno- iaobhhad toibb6apIrovodsby i,
nationss took plact in;th .;. ,, : the .Historic Distribt Counctil.
home. The second part, construction
Once she decided to tackle of the ceiling, walls, floors,
the project, she didn't just sit bathroom, closets and book
back and let others do the shelves took place about a
Work. year later"
"I was the designer/deco- Another friend helped
rator and a friend and I did build the closet doors and the
the bulk of the construction room shelves.
once,the pros had done basic "It was during this phase
framing and rough plumbing of construction that I had a
and electrical work." 'confrontation' with a table
The first part of bringing saw and nearly lost a thumb!"
'her vision to life involved recalled Anderson.
shoring up the floor struc- Friends and family were
ture, constructing a staircase, wowed by the results and
and installing.windows and kept,telling Anderson the
skylights. This work took suite should be in a magazine.
place at the same time as a When her home was among

those on the Amelia Island
Museum's Annual Holiday
:Home Tour in December
2009, visitors made similar
"After participants in the.
annualhistoric homes tour
had the same reaction upon
seeing the house, I started to
'take the idea seriously."
When Anderson saw a con-
test mentioned in This Old
House magazine, she decided
to give it a shot. Her efforts
were rewarded when she won
one of the categories.
Each year the magazine
dedicates its July issue to
homeowner remodels.
Individual prizes are awarded
for the most inspiring whole
house renovation as well as
best kitchen, best bathroom
(idadhinAnderson'sLcaset.best.. ,:.
liing space foi her master ;
bedroom suite.
The rooms are featured in
the July issue with Anderson's
appearing on page 90. There
is also a video tour of the mas-
ter suite on the web at
2-with an additional click
inside the "One Room.
Wonders" box on Best Living'
Space Redo.
"The end result is a Zen-
like hideaway-in-the-treetops
that is sunny and warm by
day, and romantic and cozy by
night. It's everything I
dreamed of and more."
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Nassau County's Hometown

Heroes Endorse Mike Weinstein

Nassau County Fire Rescue Professionals
P O. Box 366 Yulee, Florida 32041

"Mr. Mike Weinstein,
.We take great pride in informing you that the Nassau County Fire Rescue Professionals
have voted unanimously to endorse you in your endeavor to be elected as representative
for the Florida Senrate, District 4. We can think of no other candidate that possesses the
skill, knowledge, tact, honor and professionalism that you will biting to this office."

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Sand approved by Mike Vinstein, Republican for State Senate. District 4.


Thomas Ford, Chair
Nassau County Board of County Commissioners


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.Founding Father John Adams famously
predicted in a letter to his wife Abigail on July
2 1776, that theanniversary of the Declaration
of Independence would become great"ele-
bration in our country. '
SIt would be.marked by, among other things,
"bonfires and illuminations, from one End of
this Continent to the other from this Time
forward forever more."
Fernandina Beach has a long tradition of
celebrating our nation's birthday as Adams
predicted with fireworks over the Amelia
SRiver..Thanks to an outpouring of support
from area businesses and individuals that tra-
dition continued this July 4..,
On behalf of the Amelia Island-Ferhandina
SBeach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce and the
Historic Fernandina Business Association,
thank you to the following donors who have
*made' thii' year's Fernandina Beach
Community Fourth of July Fireworks display
Thanks also to the many whose names are
notlikted.below4 who donated $25 or more,;
and received a fundraising T-shirt Yoir con-'
tributions were vital to the success of this ini-
The Addison on Amelia, Amelia Airport
Shuttle & Transportation, Amelia Island
Coffee, Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee
Chamber of Commerce, AtneliaIsland Nassau
County Association of Realtors, Amelia Island
Williarms House, 'American Legion Post 54,
Eric &Frances Bartelt, Bean School of Dance
and Gymnastics, Bijoux Amelia, Blacktie
.America, Edward E. Boner Jr., The Book Loft,
Books Plus,.Brett's Waterway Cafe, Bristly
.Thistle Inc.. Pamela Brown, Susan Byrd, Caf6
Karibo, Susan .& David Caples, Century,21
John T, Ferreira & Son Inc., Billie & Gerald
Childers,.Citizens State Bank, Bob & Sylvia
Coma, Charles Corbett, The Crab Trap, John
:D. Crow, James T. Doucett, Fernandina's
Fantastic Fudge, Fifi's Fine Resale Apparel,
SArlene Filikoff, Robert'& Sharon Foster,
Danny & joann Fullwood, Joe Gerrity, Gerri
Guthrie, Glenda Guthrie, Halftime Sports Bar
& Grill, Steve Harvey, Lawrence R. Hertz,
The Historic Fernandina Business Associa-
tion, Mary Ivens, Robert W.Johnson D.D.S.,
SPA, Kelley Electrical Service, KelleyTermite
& Pest Control, Kelley's Courtyard Caf6, Law
Offices of Jacobs & Associates PA, Pamela
LeClair, Leab Ledesma, Stephen & Joanne:.
Leimbert, .Lomi Massage, McGill Aviation
Corporation Magna's A Full Body Salon, .
.Bi-uce & Jane Malcolm, Marina Restaurant,'.
John & Donna Martin, Maximize Social
Media, Sal Mucard, Nassau Fertilizer and Oil
Company Inc., Nassau Health.Foods, Steven
J. Nicklas, Noble Monument Co., Optimist
SClub of Fer dinani Beach Youth Account,
Jacqueline S. Osborne, P5'Productions, The
Palace Saloon, Joe & Morgan Parrish, Sarah
Pelican, James :& Mary Jane Rafferty,
Ravonier. Rice Architect, Beano Roberts,
Robison Jewelry, RockTenrn, R.P.M. Wood'
Products, Phillip M; Scanlan John Stewart, Ed
Szynaka, Timati's Fry Shak, Melvin & Eleyce
Usery, Melba & Robert Wh'itaker, Cyril &
Dora Yelk.'Yulee Optimist Club.
Even after our fundraising goal was met-.
in less than two weeks donations have con-
tinu'ed to come in. All funds over the needed
- 13,830 for this year's display will be placed in
escrow for next year and theAIFBY Chamber
and HFBA will be meeting to discuss the'
futureof the fireworks display. Thank you for
joining us on this July 4 in celebrating with fire-
works not only the birth of our country, but
Also the'generosity and spirit of our commu-
nity .
Regind Duncan, CAE, CCE
President, Amelia Island-Fernandina
Beacb-Yulee Chamber of Commerce
Tom Hughes
Co-owner, Magna's A Full Body Salon
President, Historic Fernandina
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)f signs afflicts us


A plague (
A plague of signs has settled upon our
island making its way out onto the beach, a pox
of the "uglies" upon all that is natural and
charming and historic. Those responsible
speak of signage, quite the phony-baloney,
Spseudo-scientific epithet sounds like silage
(aka fermented pig slop). The too many offi-
cious traffic signs compound the misery from
all those hard-sell, illuminated retail signs and
loathsome real estate signs slopped along A1A.
Is this obnoxious clutter of eyesores the best
way to market stuff?
Along Eighth Street eye-flogging blocks of
retail signs are more in tune with urrban blight
than the gateway to our historic downtown and
SOld Town. Even with.promised softening by
the new palms; loud-mouthed signs shriek: No
charm in this schlock border town.
Within a block of the SadlerrFletcher round
about grows a thickening forest of steel poles
bearing in-your-face directions, reminders,
do's, don't and reiterations of same for all who
are fundamentally misguided. Add in the dozen
or so retailers, restaurants, realtors and lodg-
ings with multiple signs,augmented by mes
sage boards and banners an, what ya got?
Dizzying roundabout eye noise.
Meanwhile, the roundabout byHarris
Teeter is getting to be its own tilt-a-whirl ofdis-
tracting signs. Meanwhile, there's a bumper
crop of too closely spaced "No Parking" signs.
Meanwhile, threatening red 'Tow Away" signs
' have multiplied like vermin.
S Lately our highway signs have spawned'
signs.'Along Fletcher where 35.mph is posted
in multiples per mile, there's a new sign
"Speed Limit Strictly Enforced." Strictly? How
strictly? Lately some stop signs have been pref-
aced a block in advance by a sign proclaiming:
Stop Ahead; ditto for the gawky new crosswalk
signs. Awk! Now there's a crosswalk for golfers
on Fletcher with little centerline signs to pump
up the message of the curbside signs saying
the same thing. This suggests to me that
golfers have attained extreme golfer-watch,
endangered status. A block south a new post-
ing (it's huge) reminds us to stop for stopped


W can end health care crisis
Wemi dhl Hc ,ll l~~ll

Recently we had the opportuni.
ty to read a book written by for-
mer Senator Bill Bradley. The
book is entitled We Can Do Better
When he speaks of health care he
discusses how America has been
debating this issue since the turn
of the century. The issue of health
care reform was always debated
as to whether or not America even
had issues with health care deliv-
ery and finance. As the result of
the action taken by President .
Obama and the Democratically
controlled Congress a bill of
health care.reform was passed
and upheld by the U.S. Supreme'
Court No longer are we debating
whether there is a concern about
our health care"system now we
are debating nationally and in
every locale how are we going to
pay for any solutions that are cre-
There is another problem that
is occurring in our region and also
nationally. Many people are either
still arguing there is a health care
crisis oi they-are thinking of legal
ways to undo what President
Obama and the Congress did,
Theyhave refused to embrace the
problem and still see it as a divi-
sive issue between Democrats and
Republicans. Advocates for the
homeless might rem.entber that
President Reagan made a com-
ment'that there were no.homeless
in Washington, DC. That belief
was quickly retracted when he
saw homeless adults and children
sleeping on the subway grates in
front of the White House. We con-
Stend that the health care crisis is
not a political issue'but rather a
human service issue for all to be
involved with. We invite.all
Northeast Florida citizens who do
not believe there is a crisis to visit
their local clinics, mental centers.
and hospital emergency rooms to
see the range of sects of our ocie-
Sty that have limited or no access to
health care. This exercise has
been done.in many locations such
as New York City, Miami, Los
Angeles and Washington, D.C.,
and the participants who visited
these sites have since changed
their minds about the,health care
: here is a term in health care
and public health that refers to the
most fragile people without health
care. The term is vulnerable popu-
lations. Vulnerable pdpilation is
a group that has health care needs
and either because of funding,
insurance, language issues, cultur-
al beliefs and also alack of trust in
our present systems does not seek
care. The fact that they do not'


We appealto citizens; elected officials,
clergy and social service,arid health care
providers to come together

access care until they are in emer-
gency eventually cost the general
population large sums of money. It
'would be much more cost effec-
tiveto provide care on'an outpa-
tient basis so they do not need
hospital crisis care. There is a
term in health economics called
. medical cost offset.'
S The research shows that if you
create care systems for people
with chronic conditions the cost of
those programs are far less 'costly
Then emergency crisis care that
the general population is forced to
finance through a higher tax sys-
The populations that are most
vulnerable are the medically indi-
gent. Those individuals who are
living it Northeast Florida who
meet these criteria are:
'The people who are tnder-
.employed, work for themselves or
small business who do not provide
Mentally ill,

Alcoholics and drug addicts
People who have little and no
insurance'and have chronic illness
Many communities in America
have worked locally with citizens,
elected officials, churches, social
service organizations, and health
care organizations to create local.
Solutions. There is one program
here in Florida that we are quite
knowledgeable about We served
as strategic planning consultants
to this effort. The program,
Hillsborough County Health Plan,
has been in existence for 10 years.
The plan was created by a
grassroots approach similar to
what this article is proposing. This
is funded by using a percentage of
the real estate taxes in the county.
Before this was created the citi-
zens voted this in place in a refer-
endum. We do not know if this
plan will work in Northeast
Florida, however we are propos-
ing that a group of stakeholders,.

citizens and interested parties cre-
ate local groups in each county
and then when the counties have
come together perhaps meet as a
regional grqup.
We are appealing to citizens,
elected officials, the clergy and
social service and health care
providers to cometogether and
begin the dialogue. Anyone inter-
ested please contact me and I will
act as a clearinghouse to put peo-
ple together in various locations in
our North'east Florida.
When the groups come togeth-
er and.discuss the issues they may
not decide to create any solutions.
However, the fact that the groups
are meeting will serve to be a con-
tinual influence on the political cli-
mate so that one day we may all
realize a solution. And we will no
longer have a health care.crisis.
"We can do better." '
Dr Dan Berman ,and Dr Susan
Randers are husband and wife and
reside together on Amelia Island.
They are both professors at Walden
University teaching health care
management andpsychology respec-
tively They have consulted together
on many health care projects.
Contact them at:

\____ ______________________ _

Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leepel, District 1-Femandina Beach, 261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cel),
email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com
Steve Kelley, District 2-Amelia.Island, Nassauville, O'Neil, 277-3948
(h), 556-0241 (cell), email: skelley@nassaucountyfl.com
Stacy Johnson, District 3-Yulee, 583-2746 (cell),
email: sjohnson @ nassaucountyfl.com
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, 879-3230
(h), 753-1072 (cell), email: bholloway@nassaucountyfl,com

SWalter J.Boatright, District 5-Callahan, 879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell),
email: wboatright@nassaucountyfl.com

City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
Mayor Arlene Filkoff: 583-8629 (cell) email: afilkoff@fbfl.org
Vice Mayor: Jeff Bunch: 206-9401 (cell) e-mail: jbunch@fbfl.org
Tim Poynter: 415-6533 (cell) email; tpoynter@fbfl.org
Charlie Corbett: 583-1767 (cell) email: ccorbett@fbfl.org
Sarah Pelican: 432-8644 (cell) email: spelican@fbfl.drg

Loud-mouthed signs shriek
No charm in this schlock
border town.

school buses (buses equipped with a pop-out
red stop sign and flashing lights and a blinking
strobe). If some scofflawwants to run amok,
signage; however well intended, is bootless.
Nearby a big blue highway sign officially
informs that the Parkway Grill ard'Flash
Foods are up ahead. Need to know Intel?
A few weeks ago a letter write took aim at
real estate and campaign signs on steroids. So
did Beryl. Beryl also took out several highway
signs which inturn could have taken.out one of
us (ouch!). Unfortunately, Beryl al$6 destroyed
an artisan wood-hewn sign welcoming visitors
to Historic Fernandina; this in the wake.of new
ugly public service, DOT-inspired historic alu-
minum signs screwed into steel poles already
bearing city of Fernandina Beach boundary
signage. What historic tidbits flank our city lim-
An addendum to the previous letter writer's
comments: It doesn't seem particularly high-;
minded for an,individual seeking a school
board position to stick his campaign posters on
parcels of land already bearing his very own
"For Sale"'realtor's sign. If he wishes to suffer
the little children to come unto him, perhaps,
he should seek nioralhigh ground for his sig-
nage avoiding this tacky conflict of interest.
Perhaps all candidates might consider the neg-
ative effects of lambasting every vacant parcel
of land with their 'names writ large.
We hung together to re-twinklethe trees on
Centre and to restore our July Fourth fire-
works display, and the Tourism Council.is this
minute getting the seaweed off our beaches, so
can we please do something about nuisance
signage? Other communities have done so.
Duval County bought up and destroyed most
billboards, and they signed ah ordinance ban-

ning "stick in the ground" signs. Coral Gables
is one of several communities limiting real
estate signs to no larger than 40 square inches
for a residence (that's smaller than a license
plate); 250 square inches for a commercial
property. Commercial pennants, banners,
streamers, blinking lights, fluttering, spinning
rotating, gyrating or similar attention attracting
devices are outlawed there and elsewhere in
Been to Jekyll Island lately? No proliferation
of sign's there, That's because it's owned by the
state of Georgia, which knows how to maintain
its investment in naturalbeauty and it history.
Been to Sea Island, Ga.? Probably not, because
those beneath the ancient oaks abhor signs
and won't let you past the gated entry. Do they
fear you'd require lots of annoying signs to
drive, bank, clothe or forage for food. Been to
Hilton Head, S.C., where political signs are for-
bidden? Its beaches aren't aslovely as ours, its
bcean not as'clear, but it thrives without a sin-
gle neon or internally illuminated sign. Its
Signs Standards "seek to preserve the island
Character" permitting illumination of signs by a
stationary light source, shielded and'directed
solely on the sign. And, wonder of wonders,
visitors and residents spend piles of money
there because low-key, soft-sell rakes in the,
bucks (duh!). I
Meanwhile just across the Shave Bridge
builders of the "retail corridor" opt to pay the
fine for cutting down trees rather than not cut-
ting down the trees so people can see retail
signs. And our county commissioners, at least
some, advocate bigger commercial signs. Did
they fioget that trees and shade matter terri-
bly? That fouled sky and asphalt wastelands
don't beckoi? (Yes, the billboard industry'
donates to campaigns; the payback being cities
and counties think twice about regulating the
size and placement of billboards). Meanwhile,
locals rely on good ole word of mouth.
Meanwhile visitors whip out their iPh6nes to
find the best deal/quality of everything from
lodgings toflip-flops to' linguini.
Signs are so yesterday!



students learn how to excel
For the News-Leader
IMPACT Your World Church Inc. of Yulee presented
a "Youth College and Scholarship Workshop" oh
Saturday, June 23. The event, benefiting the
church's scholarship fund and youth outreach, pro-
vided a tutorial on preparing to attend college and the
steps to pursue funding for college.
Students and parents also learned about obtaining a
higher education that results in the skills needed to
enter the increasingly competitive technological work-
"Grants are like coupons," said Eron Thompson,
workshop facilitator. "If you're not going to buy that
(product) from the store, you don't need the coupon."
Scholarships apd grants "go alongside what you want to
do," she explained.
Scholarship mapping, Thompson said, involves a
process of aligning a student's knowledge, skills.
and abilities with what is wanted or desired by a
corporation, nonprofit organization or other funding'
source. _.
After con- '
ducting a brief Yo- guys have got to start
inventory of delivering skills that can be
Career interests hsed inthe economy.
and community Employers wantpeople who
Thompson led already have the skills to
students and add value to the company.'
parents in.com-
question per- BUSINESS OWNER
sonality test.
The exer- .:.-
cise, a guide to
finding'compatibility between a student's career ambi-
tions and their personality and work style, focused their
attention on how to target the best jobs for their skills.
Today's students should focus on acquiring skills that
lead to science, technology, engineering and math
degrees, said guest presenter Doug Adkins. Adkins, a
business owner and husband of State Rep. Janet Adkins,
said graduates with STEM degrees, as they are known,
will have the most competitive job skills and the greatest
earnings potential. College graduates with degrees in
the STEM field earn 84 percent more than those without
math and science diplomas, he said.
"You guys have got to start delivering skills that can
be used in the economy," Adkins said. "Employers want
people who already have the' skills to add value to the
Companies also look for students who have been
involved. It is important to. participate in civic and
church activities and to build a network of relationships
with teachers and adults in the community, said the Rev.
Kalvin Thompson, pastor of IMPACT Your World and a
native of Nassau County. "You can't get something for
nothing," he said. "The. Bible tells, you.about sowing and
Thompson said his high school teachers helped him
put together a portfolio when he applied for the
Rayonier scholarship. Adults who know a student's char-
acter and work ethic are more willing to write letters of
He encouraged students to build a resume of acconh-
plishments and to keep a.file or binder of all certificates,
honors and awards received in school, as well as student
projects and creations. Compiling the evidence of a stu-
dent's accomplishments can play an important step in
' demonstrating their qualifications to receive certain
College funding sources include local businesses and
national corporations, Eron Thompson said, explaining
that for-profit and nonprofit organizations offer area-spe-
cific scholarships, specialty scholarships and skills-
based, scholarships.
SStudents also have the.option of applying for govern-
ment programs that offer need-based and merit-based
financial aid. Securing loans should be attempted when
all other efforts fail, she said.
-. Regardless of which funding path you follow,
"You still have to produce," she said. "It's not free
Students attending college for the first time
need not only money, but several other essentialcompo-
.nents for.remaining in college, she said. A college fresh-
man should have a support system:of people to guide
and encourage them, boundaries and expectations of
what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior while,
away at school, time management skills, a personal com-
: itment to learning and social skills for interactingwith
SPractical skills, such as money.management and
budgeting, parents should begin teaching their children
before they leave for college, Kalvin Thompson said.
STeach them now to discipline themselves to live without
Snon-essentials such as television and expensive clothes,.
he said.

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ity questionnaire.

mmons focus on completing the personal-

lulee Higln cool senior lireanna Albertie, with her grand-
mother Thelma Albertie, completes a personality survey.

The Rev. Kalvin Thompson speaks about community involve-
ment and practical life skills as stepping-stones to success in

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Eron Thompson, of IMPACT Your World Church Inc. of
Yulee, facilitates the church's "Youth College and.
Scholarship Workshop."

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Workshop prepares kids for college

From tests to tuition tips,

Kylie Michele Savino and
David Manley James, both of
Coral Springs, will be mar-
ried at 3 p.m. Dec. 1, 2012, in
Miami Beach with Father Joe
Gallant officiating. The recep-
tion will follow at the Ronald
W. Shane Rowing Center.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Joseph and
Debra Savino of Winter
Springs. The bridegroom-
elect is the son of Ned and
Susan James of Fernandina


Greg have at least a 3.50 grade
Basnight of point average and carry a
Fernandina minimum of 12 hours for the
Beach has semester.
been named to
the spring '. 1 Georgia Southern
semester University recently recog-
honor'roll at nized 1,090 students on the
the McCallie 2012 spring semester presi-.
/ School in Basnight dent's list. Morgan Lee of
Chattan6oga, Fernandina Beach,'majoring
Tenn. Honor in child/family development,
roll students are selected for has been named to the list for
earning'at least an overall B- excellence in academics.
plus average with no grade To be eligible for the presi-
lower than a B minus, dent's list, a'student must
Basnight is the son of Tom have at least a 4.0 grade point
and Kay Basnight of Fernan- average and carry a minimum
dina Beach. of 12 hours for the semester.
Georgia Southern 0 Sophie Rocke, fashion
University recently recog- business major from Fernan-
nized 2,398 students on the dina Beaph, was named to the
2012 spring semester dean's dian's list for spring semester
list Lauren Mccoy, a 2012 at Columbia College
child/family development Chicago.
major from Fernandiia To be named to the dean's
Beach, has been named to the list, students must have taken
list for excellence in academ- at.least 12 credit hours and.
ics. have a 3.75 grade point aver-
To be eligible for the age or above for that semes-
dean's-list, a student must ter.


Air Force Airman Cote skills. Airmen who complete
L. Richard graduated from basic training earn four cred-
basic military training at its toward an associate in
Lackland Air Force Base, San. applied science degree
Antonio, Texas. The airman through the Community
completed an intensive, eight- College of the Air FJorce.
week program that included Richard is the son of Darci
training in military discipline Skidmore of Hudson, Ohio,
and studies, Air Force core and Steve Richard of Hilliard.
values, physical fitness~an 'd HI' e is a 2011 gadhiate of -
basic warfare principles and Hudson High School, Ohio.

GO.KIDS collecting

back-to-school supplies

The Nassau County
Volunteer Center's Corporate
Volunteer Council (CVC)
through its 12th annual
G.O.K.I.D.S. (Giving Our
Kids Important Daily
Supplies) project is collecting
school supplies and donations
for local students who need
them the most.
Monetary donations will
be used to purchase stipplies/
and will be distributed among
all area public schools by
principals. Over the last 11
years more than $120,000
worth of donations and sup-
plies has reached Nassau
County's public schools and
The project will run from
July 9 to Aug. 13. Distribution
to the schools will take place
on Aug. 16. The most needed
supplies include pencils,
pens, pocket folders, wide-
ruled notebook paper or spi-
ral notebooks, crayons, glue
sticks, clear or mesh'back-
packs (no wheels), dry-erase
markers, and white or color
copy paper: Monetary dona-
tions are also welcome, as are

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Gift cards.
Those who wish to donate
school supplies may drop off
donations at any of the follow-
ing locations: Omni Amelia
Island Plaritation (Associate
Services), Century 21/John
T. Ferreira Insurance, city of
Fernandina Beach (City
Hall), Nassau County
Volunteer Center, Amelia
Dental Group, First Coast
Community Bank, First
Federal Bank of Florida, Golf
Club of Amelia Island, VyStar
Credit Union, CBC National
Bank, Callahan locations:
Callahan Town Hall, Westside
Journal, Nassau County
Record, Walgreen's Drug
Store, Callahan library, Dollar
General, Winn-Dixie, as well
as Hilliard and Bryceville
libraries, Hilliard Town Hall,
Hilliard Recreational Center
and Hilliard Pharmacy. The
drive is also supported by,
Rayonier and RockTenn.
For information about how
Sto help students right here in
Nassau County, call the
Volunteer Center at 261-2771
or email ncvcfb@aol.com.

'Buffalo Soldiers on Wheels'

at Jac nvllle Main Library
Buffalo Soldiers on 3:30 p.m. (all ages); and July
Wheels is a traveling exhibit 28 at 1 p.m. (all ages) in the
highlighting the historical sig- library's Hicks Auditorium,
nificance of the use of motor- Conference Center Level.
cycles by Buffalo Soldiers in The exhibit is provided by
the U.S. Army. the Buffalo Soldiers Historical
The exhibit opened July 1 Society, Inc. atnd the Buffalo
at the Main Library in Soldiers National Museum. In
Jacksonville, 303 Laura St., addition to the Jacksonville
with a reception featuring a Public Library, the exhibit
representative from the and related programs are
Buffalo Soldiers National sponsored by Wells Fargo,
Museum in Houston. A reen- WJXT, Adamec, Zoe's Kitchen
actment of the life of a Buffalo and the Jacksonville
Soldier will be presented later Convention and Visitors
in July. Bureau.
Theater, film and televi- If special accommodations
sion actor Wayne DeHart are needed, call (904) 630-
presents "A Soldier's Story," a 2715 (TTY (904) 630W1999) at
reenactment depicting a day least 72 hours prior to the
,in the life of a Buffalo Soldier event. For more information
with the 10th Cavalry about the Jacksonville Public
Regiment after the Civil War, Library, call (904) 630-BOOK
on July 26 at 10 a.m. (chil-' (2665) or visit jaxpublicli-
dren's program); July 27 at brary.org.

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FRIDAY, JULY 6. 2012.


There were two 5K runs held on the island Wednesday for the Fourth of July holiday. The Omni
Amelia Island Plantation hosted its annual Vida Race Series Independence 5K while the city of
Fernandina Beach's Parks & Recreation Department held its inauguralfStar-Spangled 5K at Main
Beach. Runners take off at the start of the Independence 5K, above. MichelleArseneau, right, shows
her patriotism while running the 'Sar-Spangled 5K.

The start of the Star-Spangled 5K, above. Top winners were Tiffany Coleman, 30, of Fitzgerald, Ga., far left with a
timTe of 19:34 and Caleb Watson, 17, of Forsyth, Ga., lect, in 18:08. Watson also wonmthe Independence 5K. -
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Caleb Watson, 17, won the Independence 5K with a time of 17:03. Jamie Simmons, 34, was the overall female winner with a time of 19:42. She is pictured, eight, with her
husband David Simmons, the first-place winner of the men's 35-39 age division. Betsy Howard, 39, center, took first place in 'the women's 35-39 age division. Seventy-plus
winners were James Harrelson, 76, and Sue Burke, 71, left.
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Carolyn Peeples, above, started her morning in St Marys, Ga., for the town's annual 10K run she
was third female overall with a time of 51:31 before returning to Ferriandina Beach for the Star-
Spangled 5K. She carried a backpack, a ruck, filled with 45 pounds of bricks. "Goruck Challenges
are something that I enjoy doing and the ruok and bricks are what we do them with," Peeples said. "I
had never;,run a race with my ruck and my boots needed to be broken in, so I figured a 5K for the
Wounded Warrior Project on the Fourth of July would be a great place to start." Jordan Rosado,
right, carries the American flag during the Star-Spangled 5K.

FRIDAY. JU.Y 6. 2012 NEWS News-Leader


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Art-fashion fundraiser celebrates

Life & Designs ofJosephine Baker

7___T his year is the 450th anniversary of
| the arrival of Jean Ribault, repre-
senting the French government
when he explored the beauty of the
Isle de Mai (Amelia Island) and the present-
day St. Marys River and Cumberland Sound
of Georgia.
In honor of the anniversary, during Bastille
Week, The Life and Designs of Josephine
Baker by artist Jose Garcia will be shown in
Fernandina Beach. This art-fashion show and
fundraiser reception will be held on Thursday-
from 5 until 8 p.m: at Buy-Gones Ladies
Resale Boutique, 1014 S. Seventh St.
Josephine Baker was at one time in her
career the wealthiest black woman in the
world. She could also be regarded as the first
fei itainentm-superstar" ofthe-20th century
During World War II, she served as a'Red
Cross nurse and participated in the French
Resistance as an underground courier. She
was the First American woman to be honored
by the French government when she was
buried in France with official state military
honors in 1975.
Born in 1906 in St Louis, Mo., of humble
beginnings she would become a beacon for
many as a humanitarian, civil rights advocate
as well as her tremendous ability to entertain.
Though she had no children, she adopted 12
children from around the world that she
called "her rainbow tribe."

In 1963 Josephine was one of three
women with Rosa Parks and Daisy Bates
(Little Rock Nine) to address the throngs at
the Lincoln Memorial at the request of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Dressed in her World
War II uniform she stated, "You are on the eve
of a complete victory. You can't go wrong. The
world is behind you."
Her life was a documented journey of her
spirit to help change public opinion, whether
in France or in her native country. Josephine's,
trademark anthem was "J'ai Duex Amors" ("I
Have Two Loves"), which she sang for both
her adopted France and her native United
Growing up as a young boy in Fajardo,
Puerto Rico, Jose Garcia would hear her
music and the stories of.his grandfather and
uncles about Josephine's performances they
had attended in San Juan and in Havana,
In his life, Jose Garcia witnessed her per-
formances twice, once in Monaco at a Red
Cross benefit sponsored by Princess Grace
and then in Paris at Bobino's -Josephine
Baker's comeback performance and what
would become her final shbw. She died that
night after the completion of her show.
In his collection of original paintings
Garcia has captured her essence and costume
designs spanning 50 years of entertaining her
Thursday's reception will include a silent
auction as an independent fundraiser to sup-
port Communities In Schools of Nassau

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"Josephine Flamingo" by local artist
Jose Garcia.

County. Additional original paintings and art
items by Rhonda Bristol, Marlene Duetcher,
Susi Sax and William Maurer will be included.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For information, call 701-9983 or 277-4071.
Source references: osephine Baker-The
Icon and the Image by Bennetta Jules-Rosette
(2007); Memories ofJosephine Baker (2012)
by Carol K Sullivan; and Amelia Island
Museum bfHistory 2008 Docent Manual.

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Join Walkin' Nassau for its Walkin' Through the
Summer club meeting July 10, with a walk on the
Fernandina Beach Golf
Course starting at 5:30 V7 in'
p.m., followed by a club ,. l
meeting with cash bar and
light snacks at 6:30 p.m. i
Everyone. is welcome as s
the club discusses how to
participate in the club/walks and announce its
upcoming walking events.
Walkin' Nassau is a non-competitive walking
club that has walking events as well as social time
together. Bring your family, friends and neigh-
bors. Please RSVP by today to Jane Bailey at 261-
9884 or dnjbailey@mihdspring.com.
On July 11, Master .
Gardener Joanne Roach will
discuss composting and
demonstrate how to cre- ,
ate a kitchen compost '-.
container and composer
for your yard. The class
will meet in Conference Room A of
the James S. Page Governmental Complex.It is

free and open to the public. Kitchen composting
cans decorated by Master Gardeners will be avail-
able for a donation of $5 each. For information,
see the Extension website at:
ters/landmatters.html, or call the office at (904)
879-1019. Master Gardeners are on phone duty on
Friday at 491-7340.

join theAmelia LSNiy IE.
Island Museum of
History for a free day ''
of fun and games on e'i
July 14, when all...
Nassau County resi- i
dents are welcome to .
explore the museum,
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Children's activities will take place between 11
a.m. and 2 p.m. Discover the layers of history
while creating your own artifact jar full of shark
teeth, arrowheads and other objects left by
Fernandina's past residents. Race against your
friends in the Rain Gutter Regatta, showyour
casting skills playing Fisherman's Finds, and toss
the bean bag to win prizes. Plus, check out the
newest exhibit. "Kids Construct: Architecture for

Children," to learn about the buildings you pass
by every day.
Be sure to test your luck in the museum's raffle.
Items include two tickets aboard an Amelia River
Cruise, a round of mini-golf for four at Island Falls,
four passes on a spooky ghost tour and many
more. For additional information, stop by the
museum at 233 S. Third St. or contact Gray at 261-
7378, ext.102.

The 2012 Nassau County Picnic Basket
Auction will be held at the
courthouse in downtown
Fernandina Beach on
Saturday. July 14 from noon
to 2 p.m. This year's
proceeds will benefit
Micah's Place and the
Nassau SART (Sexual
Assault Response Team). A
call to participate has been issued for all State
Attorney's Office staff, business partners. and
citizens of the fourth district in an afternoon of
good eats, fun and great door prizes. Seating is
RSVP by contacting Latisha Hill at 548-4700.
ext. 2715 or at LatishaH@coj.net.

v Educator-Business Owner-Leader

V Kimberly Fahlgren for School Board District 4

The Duncan Lamont
Clinch Historical
Society will hold a spe-
cial meeting on Monday
for "old-timers" featur-
ing Fernandina locals
speaking about the his-
tory of the Keystone
Hotel and its tragic
demise. Please bring
your memorabilia,
remembrances and
favorite stories to share
with those who missed
this time in history. The
meeting will be held at
7:30 p.m. Monday at
the Amelia Island
Museum of History,
233 S. Third St.


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Expect appreciative yelps from girls when
Stephen'Combs takes the stage at pounds on
Centre from 6-8 p.m. tonight in downtown
Fernandina. They can't help themselves
when the good-looking, deep-voiced,Florida
cowboy takes the stage. "A long, tall drink of
water," as country girls used to say.
Stephen grew up in a large family of
singers and musicians. On Saturday night, he
would listen to his daddy play Swinging
Doors at the local senior citizen barn dance;
and Sunday he
would soak in
the sweet har-
monies of
good old
Gospel music
at church.
Stephen's first
public per-
formance was
at 5 yuars old
when his dad
led his morti- SUBMIrTED
fled son to the Stephen Combs
front of the
church congre-
gation to sing "He's Still Working On Me."
Even with the microphone stand lowered as
much as possible, it was still too high for
Stephen, so his daddy held him up during his
first show. The music seed was planted. '
Stephen started songwriting at age 18 and
in 2004 recorded his first album after opening
for country artist Andy Griggs at a
Jacksonville music festival. He humbly calls
his first album an "elementary effort that got
me moving in the right direction." Stephen's
second album was followed by his first music
video. Stephen is back in the studio currently
recording his third album named after his lat-
est rock-a-billy original, Mud Pit Part.
Stephen is a down-to-earth guy vho feels
blessed for the opportunity of opening for
many great country acts including A-list
artists Trace Adkins, the Oak Ridge Boys,
Andy Griggs, Lone Star, Jason Aldean,
Montgomery Gentry, Te-ri Clark, and Chris
Young. It is likely Stephen will get some new
fans tonight.
The Historic Fernandina Business
Association and 2012 SOC Chair Madeline
Richard thank the two headline sponsors -
Florida Public Utilities and Rayonier/
TerraPoihte. They appreciate the other spon-
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FRIDAY, JULY 6.2012 LEISURE News-Leader



"How Great Thou Art,"
a night of performing arts
by Wesley T. McIntyre
scheduled for July 7 at
7:30 p.m. at the Peck
Auditorium, has been
For information con-
tact Mclntyre at Mclntyre.

The Sons of the
American Legion Squadron
54 will serve grilled pork
chops, two sides and a roll
for an $8 donation on July 7
from noon until it's gone.
The public may pick up to-go
plates in the smoke-free meet-
ing hall at the American
Legion Post located at 626 S.
Third St. All proceeds go
towards programs sponsored,
by the Sons of the American

The Wildlife Conserva-
tion Center at White Oak is
offering "Breakfast with the
Beasts," featuring a gour-
met breakfast buffet at the
Riverside Pavilion, a chee-
tah run demonstration and
an abbreviated tour to view
the other animal species that
call White Oak home. The
600-acre center is a premiere
wildlife breeding, research
and training facility located
along the St. Marys River in
Yulee. Breakfasts are July 7,
Aug. 4 and Sept. 1 from 9-11
a.m: Tickets are $100 per per-
son. Call .225-3285.

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits.
will host a wine tasting from
6-8 p.m. July 11 at 474574
SR 200, just west of the
Shave Bridge. Admission is
$10 and includes 50-plus
wines, spirits and cordials,
gourmet hors d'oeuvres to
complement the wine, a
coupon to use before you
leave and a souvenir glass to
take home. For information
phone 491-6192.

The next Yappy Hour,
pet-friendly happy hour, will
be held on Wednesday, July
11 from 6-8 p.m. at The
Falcon's Nest at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation.
Donations are accepted at
each Yappy Hour for RAIN
(Rescuing Animals in
Nassau). For information call
Stacy Cruikshank at (904)
613-3440. -

The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host its
monthly coffee July 12 at
10:30 a.m. All women who
reside in Nassau County (no
matter how long they have
lived here) are welcome to
attend. For information, con-
tact Lulu Elliott at luluelliott@
hotmail.com or 548-9807; or
visit http://newcomersclubo-

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. July 17 at the
Femandina Beach Police
Department Community

Room, 1525 Lime St. Jane
Philips Collins will present
"Florida Pioneer Ancestors"
with tales of her Philips ances-
tors important players in
early Florida, particularly
Duval and Nassau counties.
Collins has lived on Amelia
Island most of her life and has
a strong interest in local histo-
ry. She is.currently serving as
Regent with the Amelia Island
, DAR chapter and is a member
of the Amelia Island Museum
of History. She is in the
process of publishing her
mother's book- a collection
of stories of life in South
Georgia and North Florida
over a span of almost 80

The Amelia Island
Museum of History is
launching a new exhibit In
partnership with the Amelia
Islarid Blues Festival com-
mittee. The "History of the
Blues" exhibit will open Aug. 3
at 6 p.m. with a lecture about
'the genre, an acoustic guitar
. performance by Roger
"Hurricane" Wilson and the
announcement of the 2012
festival lineup.
The exhibit will feature a
blues history timeline, memo-
rabilia, historic photos, a video
and a tribute to the "Chitlin'
Circuit.'! The exhibit will lead
up to the 2012 Amelia Island
Blues Festival scheduled for
Sept. 14-16 at Main Beach.
Visit www.ameliamuseum.org
or www.ameliaislandblues-

Join Nassau Humane
Society and the American
Cancer Society Relay for
Life for a Splash Bash
Tennis Ball Extravaganza at
the NHS Dog Park (located
by the Fernandina Beach
Airport) on Aug. 4 at 6 p.m.
Each $10 ticket represents
a numbered tennis ball that
will be thrown into the dog
park pool. Katy, a golden
retriever, will dive to retrieve
two balls. Two winners will
receive $500 each. You need
not be present to win.
Proceeds benefit NHS and
the Relay for Life. Appetizers,
wine and beer will be avail-
Insurance prohibits dogs at
social events, so please leave
your best friend at home.
Tickets are on sale now at
NHS Dog Park, Second
Chance Store and www.nas-
Phone Sandy Balzer at 491-
6146 for information.


Actors Night Out at
Amelia Community Theatre
will be at 7 p.m. tonight in
the main stage lobby, 207
Cedar St. The informal event
is an opportunity to learn
about the audition process
and plays in the upcoming
season, plus meet directors
and other volunteers. There
is no charge to attend. For
information, call 261-6749 or
email actheatre@att.net.

Dr. Nadine Vaughan


Academy musical
I Can Academy will present the musi-
cal "You've Got the Power" at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 12 at O'Neal Memorial
Baptist Church, 474257 SR 200 East
For information, call 277-2606
Story& Song
Grammy Award-winning singer/song-
writer Don Henry will perform at the next
"Evening of Story & Song," the concert
series presented by First Coast
Community Bank and hosted by Mark &
Donna Paz Kaufman, on Aug. 18. Henry
has been called "the next Randy
Newman" for his songs that come
across as mini-movies, from the whimsi-
cal biker lullaby "Harley" to the poignant
tribute to Martin Luther King, "Beautiful
Fool." His Grammy-winning song,
"Where've You Been," recorded by
Kathy Mattea, was the first to receive
every major award in the same year
For information visit DonHenry.com or
call 277-2664.
Blues Fest
The second annual Amelia Island
Blues Festival is scheduled for Sept. 14-
16 at Main Beach. Roger "Hurricane"
Wilson will open the Saturday lineup
with his "Blues In School" program and
Will hang out all weekend providing
musical Introductions and Insight. Blues
sensation Shemekia Copeland will close
Saturday night. The festival lineup
Includes Sean Chambers, Shane
Dwight, J.P. Soars, The Nouveaux
Honkies and Flannel Church with
Duane Trucks, to name a few.
For information and tickets visit
The Femandina Bach Drum Circle
meets the first Monday of each month
from 7-9p.m. at the DeeDee Bartel
Nature Center and North End Boat
Ramp. Instrumentation centers on
drums and percussion but may Include
other instruments such as flutes,
didgeridoos and other non-percussion
instruments. Dancers are welcome also.
Follow North 14th Street to the end.
Go past Bosque Bello Cemetery and
Old Town, over the bridge and then left
toward the old pogy plant. The entrance
is on the right.
* Call Barbara Hill at (904) 556-3219
or Doug Byron at 261-5387 for informa-

A jazz jm Is held at Pablos, 12 N.
Second St., Femandina Beach, from 7-
10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each
month. Musicians are invited to sit in for
one song or the whole night. Join the

will offer "Acting and
Moving for the Camera" for
ages 16 and up from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Thursday July
12, 19, 26 and Aug. 9 and
16, with one Friday, Aug. 2,
at the Femandina Beach
Police Department community
room, 1525 Lime St. Cost is
$60 for six classes, if paid
before July 12, or $15 per
class if paid individually. Email
your name, age range, email
address and cell phone num-
ber to: psychespace@earth-
link.net. Use "Acting for the
Camera" in the subject line.
Mail checks to FilmAmelia!
Inc., P.O. Box 5, Femandina
Beach, FL 32035.

Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for "Deathtrap" at 7 p.m. on
July 16 at 209 Cedar St.

mailing list by emaillng beechflyer@bell-
south net.
Amela Rver Cuises
Amelia River Cruises'Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and
Saturday Tickets are $29 per person at
1 North Front St., Fernandina Beach, or
call 261-9972 or book online at
www ameliarivercruises.comr
The Couryard
The Counyard Pub & Eats, 316
Centre St. features open mio night.
Monday at 7 p.m ; Latin dance night
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ($5 for les-
sons); Zane live Thursdays at 7 p.m.;
Kevin Barren Fridays at 7 p.m.; Jahmen
Reggae Band Saturdays at 6p.m.;
Doggy Hour Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, 4-7 p.m. (courtyard is always
dog-friendly). Call 432-7086. Join them
on Facebook.
Dog Star Tavm
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St.,
Badman tonight; Steve Prultt All Stars
July 7; Big Something July 9;
Ginormous J July 12; Col. Bruce
Hampton July 13; and Karl Davis &
Friends July 14. Visit Dog Star on
Facebook and Reverbnation.com. Call

'The Working Class Stiff" vinyl record
night Tuesdays from 8 p.m.-midnight at
the Dog Star Tavern features blues to
country to rock and pop, all on vinyl
records. More than 1,000 vinyl records
are for sale every week. Hosted by DJ
J.G. World and Jim. Call 277-8010.
Florida House Inn
Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St.,
hosts Hickory Wind in the Frisky
Mermaid bar on Thursdays from 7:30-
10 p.m. Call 491-3322.

"Open Mik Night" is each Thursday
from 7:30-10:30 p m. in the Mermaid
Bar with local musician Terry Smith
hosting a jam session. Musicians per-
form a couple of songs and the audi-
ence gets to hear new talent. No cover
charge. Call Smith at (904) 412-7665.
Green Turde
The Green Turtle, 14 S Third St., live
music Call 321-2324.
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead'Beach Bar, 2045 S.
Fletcher Ave, DJ Heavy Hess Sundays
Visit Hammerhead on Facebook.
Contact Bill Childers at bill@thepalace-
The Instant Groove, featuring

Three men and two women
are needed for the cast of this
thriller that mixes in a gener-
ous amount of comedy.
Performances are between
Sept. 27-Oct. 13. The show
will kick off ACTs 32nd sea-
son. For more information
visit www.ameliacommunity
theatre.org or call 261-6749.

Amelia Community
Theatre's Studio Stage at
209 Cedar St. is offering an
"Acting Class for
Everyone," with daytime and
evening classes, limited to 10
per class, beginner to experi-
enced, ages 16 and up.
Evening classes will be
held Sundays, July 22 and 29
and Aug. 5,12 and 19 from
6:30-9 p.m. Daytime classes
are held Mondays, July 23
and 30 and Aug. 6, 13 and 20
from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Classes will include vocal
and physical conditioning, text
analysis and interpretation,
monologue and scene study
and improvisational exercises.
Cost is $50. Instructor is
Sinda Nichols. Contact
Nichols at actingclass4all
@gmail.com or (910) 616-
5148 (if no e-mail .


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 bars.
One ticket will get you one
drink at each establishment
and an earful of colorful tales.
Tickets are $25 (must,be 21,
must show ID); tour begins at
the historic train depot in
downtown Fernandina Beach.

Lawrence Holmes, Johnny Robinson,
Scott Glddons and Sam Hamilton, plays
each Thursday night at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island. Dress is casual.
For Information call Holmes at
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St, free tnvia each Monday at
7:30 p m.; wine tasting the third
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment; dart tournament
every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.; Dan Voll
Tuesday from 7 30-11:30 p.m., the
Davis Turner Band Thursday from 8:30
p.m.-midnight and Friday and Saturday
.from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Call 261-
1000. Visit www.okanes.com.
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.
Live entertainment nightly Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or e-mail
bill @thepalacesaloon.com.
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach,
2910 Atlantic Ave live entertainment-
every night and all day on the week-
ends; steel drum band every Saturday
starting at7 p.m.
See the lineup online at www.sandy-
bottomsamella com
Seabeeze Sports Bar
Seabreeze Sports Bar, 2707 Sadler
Road, inside the Days Inn, welcomes
weekend DJs Wayne and Country
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S.
Fletcher Ave., live music in the Tiki Bar
from 6-10 p.m. nightly and 1-5 p.m.
weekends and reggae with Pili Pill from
6-10 p.m. Wednesday; live music in
the lounge by The Macy's Friday and
Saturday from 6-10 p.m., line dancing
with Miss Judy Mondays from 6-8 p.m.,
trivia Thursdays at 7:30 p m. with DJ
Dave, and dhag dancing Sundays from
4-7 p.m.; live music in Breakers Lounge
from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. nightly. Call 277-
6652. Visit'www.slidersseaside.com.
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199.
South Fletcher Ave., Larry & The
Backtracks tonight; Reggie Lee July 7:
Richard Smith 1-5 p.m. and Alphonso
Home Duo 6-10 p.m. July 8; Stevie
"Fingers" July 9; Richard Stratton July'
10; DJ Roc July 11; and Gary Keniston
July 12. Entertainment is 6-10 p.m.
Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. and 6-
10 p.m Sunday. Call 261-5711.

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

Guests on the ghost tour
will learn Amelia Island
ghost stories as they tiptoe
through dark streets and walk
in the footsteps of a bygone
era as the past comes alive
through the skillful storytelling
of your guide. The tour begins
at 6 p.m. every Friday like
clockwork and lasts approxi-
mately 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@ameliamuseum.org for
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Featued artist
Pat Hooks is the Featured Artist of the
Month ii July at the Island Art
Association Gallery, 18 N. Second St.
Hooks will feature coastal interpretations
and her favorite subject nautical scenes
in acrylic, watercolor and mixed media.
Meet the artist in the gallery during the
Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk,
from 5-8 p.m. July 14, when she will host
the Artwalk reception.
Blue Doorartist
The Blue Door Artists will feature the
paintings of Suzanne Batchelor for the
month of July. Her latest series is a col-
lection of her representational art includ-
ing her classical still life paintings and fig-
urative work. While Batchelor enjoys
painting dogs and people, her recent
body of Work is a result of her studies in'
traditional art techniques.
Her paintings will debut for the
Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk on
July 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. More contempo-
rary dog paintings and portraiture by
Batchelor are also on display along with
work by the eight other Blue Door Artists
during the art walk and every day except
Batchlor lives in Fernandina Beach
with her British born husband John and
dog Seamus, where she paints full-time.
She was bom and raised in New
Orleans, La., but Amelia Island has been
her home since 2000. While she has a
Bachelor of Business Management.and
had a corporate career traveling interna-
tionally, in recent years she's participated
in various art workshops and classes and
developed a self-study process that has
enhanced her current body of work. Oil is
Batchelor's favorite medium, but she
continues to study and explore both tradi-
tional and contemporary art forms and

enjoys learning new ways to paint and
express her creativity.
The Blue Door gallery and studios are
Located at 205 1/2 Centre St. in down-
town Femandina Beach. (Look for the
blue doors between Seattle's Best Coffee
and Go Fish leading to the colorful stair-
case.) Regular hours are Monday-
Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For information,
call 583-1452 or see her website at
www.ameliaislandartist.com or www.blue-
Artist corner
RAIN Humane Society presents the
Artist's Corner featuring Rachel Singleton
on Julyl4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
Paws-ability Resale Shop in the Harris
Teeter shopping center on Amelia Island.
Singleton will sketch an 8 by 10-inch pic-
ture from your pet's still photo for a $30
donation. Please put your name and con-
tact information on the back of the photo.
Island Art events
The Island Art Association, a coopera-
tive, nonprofit organization developed to
sustain interest, appreciation, and enjoy-
ment in and
of the visual arts, has over 150 mem-
bers and is located at 18 N. Second St.
Upcoming events include:
Nouveau Art/ Juried, Themed exhibi-
tion: "Black and White," Ann Howden
Best of Show winner, on exhibit through
First Coast Community Bank
Satellite Gallery, featured artists: Bonnie
Cameron, Steve Leimberg, Susan
Henderson and Andrea Mateer,
No Portrait Workshop during July
and August. Classes will resume in
Thursday Morning Painters, 8:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 12, 19 and 26.
Contact Gretchen Williams', 491-3171.

Photographers Group, 7 p.m. July
26. Contact Pat Hooks, 277-2597.
Free Children's Art Classes, July 28.
Sign-up required at the gallery, 261-7020.
Children's Art, for 6-9 years old, is 10-11
a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Middle
School Art for 10-13 years old is 1-2:15
p.m. Art supplies are donated by the
Woodcock Foundation and the Plantation
Ladies Association.
Paper Decoration, 8:30 a.m.-4:30
p.m. July 21. Contact Eliza Holliday'at
eliza@ letterist.com.
SSculptural Books, 8:30 a.m.-4:30
p.m. Aug. 4. Contact Eliza Holliday at
Visit www.islandart.org or call 261-
Summer exhibit
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Guild and Gallery, 94 Amelia Village
Circle at the Spa & Shops, is featuring a
show highlighting a "summer time"
theme. The show runs through Aug. 4,
with a special area in the gallery to dis-
play resident artists' renditions of sum-
mertime feelings. Call (904) 4$2-1750.

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Suites, the Kirouac Group, the News-
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Grill & Cantina, Palace Saloon,
RebosTravel and Rick Keffer Dodge
Chrysler Jeep.
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Supplies needed
The Fernandina Beach Interfaith Dinner
Network is in need of donations of paper goods
and cleaning supplies. Items may be dropped
off at St. Peter's Episcopal Church parish
office, 801 Atlantic Ave., Monday through
Thursday from 9 a.m.-4,p.m.
Towels needed
If you have old linens, towels or blankets to
spare, The Salvation Army Hope House knows
someone who needs them. Also needed is
almost any type of non-perishable food. High-
est on the list are: 1) Peanut butter and jelly 2)
Canned meats tuna, chicken, Spam 3) Can-
ned vegetables corn, beans and peas 4)
Soups ready to eat and condensed. 5) Starch-
es.- instant mashed potatoes, macaroni and
cheese, helper meals 6) Household items toi-
let paper and powdered laundry detergent
Hope House is at 410 S. Ninth St., at the corner
of Ninth and Date streets. '
Faithlink Encounters
Faithlink Encounters; A Biblical View of
Current Events, are weekly open discussions
about what is taking place in our community,
state, nation and world. 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 information contact
Pastor Hollie at hollie@mtimconline.com.
Christian day care
Lamb Christian Day Care is now enrolling
ages six weeks to four years old for the fall. It
offers free VPK, music and dance. The school
is accredited by APPLE andis located in the
educational building of Memorial United
Methodist Church, 601 Centre St. Availability
is limited. Call the church at 261-5769.
'Praize Party'
Join the "Praize Party" sponsored by the
Dare To Dream Youth Group and Solid Rock
Church of God by Faith, 86138 Palm Tree
Drive, Yulee on July 8 at 5 p.m, featuring:
praise dancers,mimes, singers, musicians,
gospel poetry and drama teams. After-show
refreshments will be available for sale in the
Dare To Dream Caf6 located in the dining hall.
Tickets are-$7 and may be purchased from any
South member or contact Anitra Stokes at
(904) 729-8288. Proceeds will support the non-
profit Dare to Dream 2012 Youth Tour. -
Theology speaker
The Amelia Plantation Chapelwelcomes Dr.
Ryan Reeves, professor of historical theology
at Gordon-Conwell Seminary in Jacksonville, to
the pulpit on Sunday, July 8 at 9:15 and 1.1:15.
Sa.m. Reeves is considered an expert on Martin
Luther, Protestant Reformation, Political
Theology; the English R`ef6fYtation brd"Jdoiht''"
Calvin. Invite a friend or neighbor to joiii Yoio'f
hear this scholars' inspirational message. All

'Operation Overboard
Memorial United Methodist Church will
offer Cokesbury's "Operation Overboard,
Dare to Go Deep with God" Vacation Bible
SchoolJuly 9-13 fromin8:30 a,m.-noon-each day
at the church, 601 Centre St., Fernandina
.Beach, for rising kindergarten to sixth grade
students. Enjoy arts and crafts, games, snacks
and music. Drop off and pick up in the ,
To register, contact Ieena at the church
office at 261-5769 or deena@mumconline.com,
or register 6n the website at www.mumcon-

are welcome here. The chapel is located at 36
Bowman Road, Amelia Island. Call 277-4414.
Children's musical
I Can Academy will present the musical,
"You've Got the Power" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday,
July 12 at O'Neal Memorial Baptist Church,
474257 SR 200 East Call 277-2606. -
Special anniversary
O'Neal Memorial Baptist Church, 474257
SR 200 East, will host a 20th Anniversary
Celebration for Rose-Lennie Developmental
Learning Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15. The
.reunion of all former preschool graduates, stu-
dents, I CanAcademy summer camp students
and their families will be a part of the church's
annual "Save the Children Day". Pastor
Stantley Palmer will lead the program with
guest preacher Min. Anthony Russell of
Orlando'bringing the message. For informa-
tion, call 277-2606.
Film screening
Wanderlust Productions has released a new
documentary, "Father of Lights," which asks
the simple question: Who is God? Director
Darren Wilson peels back the many layers of
religious thought that suggests God is angry
and vengeful. Along the way, "Father of Lights"
looks at the nature of grace and reveals God as
a loving and compassionate Father. New Life
Christian Fellowship, 2701 Hodges Blvd.,
Jacksonville, will host a screening of the film
on July 22 at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Visit
www.Fatheroflightsfilms.com or www.nlcf.org.
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, Fernandina 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.
Celebrate recovery
First Baptist Church, 1600 S. Eighth SL,
sponsors "Celebrate Recovery" every Friday at
6:30 p.m. This Christ-centered, biblically based
program is for individuals and their family
members who are dealing with addictions,
compulsions, past hurts and potentially
destructive behaviors. Call 261-3617.
Transport project
A project to fabricate metal parts used to
manufacture three-wheeled, hand-cranked
carts is ongoing at a workshop sponsored by
Memorial United Methodist Church. The vehi-
cles, called Personal Energy Transportation, or
PETs, are fully assembled at Penney Farms
near Green Cove Springs and shipped through-
out the world.
SThe workshop operates Monday through
Thursday from 8:30 am. to noon. Call Jack at
261-5691 or James at 261-5863 to volunteer.

Home Town Nazareth
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600
Atlantic Ave.,,Fernandina Beach is planning an
exciting adventure for your children, grand-
children and friends with "Home Town
Nazareth Where Jesus was a Kid" Vacation
Bible School for ages 2-99. Sign them up for a
fun, friendly and safe trip to Nazareth, Jesus'
hometown. Registration will be each Sunday in
June at a table located in.the church narthex.
VBS will be held July 9-13 from 6-8:30 p.m.
each day. A light supper will be served from
5:30-6 p.m, Everyone is invited. For informa-
tion or to register call 261-6306.




Dinner networks located behind the Old Yulee eligibility required. For assis-
Middle School, at US 17 and tance call 277-2606 or 261- *
The Interfaith Dinner Pages Dairy Road. Look for 4186.
Network provides a hot, the banner and signs. For
nutritious dinner four nights information or to volunteer, Fo( dofaatOns
a week at the Salvation Army call 556-2496 or visit their The Fernandina Beach
Hope House, Ninth and Date website, www.clicked.com/ Church of Christ is collect-
streets, for the island's home- yuleeidn. ing items for people in need.
less and needy. The IDN A barrel is located at Amelia
comprises 11 local churches. YB pantry Island Storage for donations.
The group is looking for Yulee Baptist Church Canned, diy and boxed food
more churches that would Food Pantry, 85971 Harts as well as personal items
like to serve dinners one Road in Yulee, is open to such as soap, toothbrushes,
night a month. Small church- everyone to assist with food toothpaste, etc., are needed.
es can partner with others. needs. Hours are Tuesdays Call 261-9760 for more infor-
Call Ailene Wood at 491-4900 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and mation.
for information. Wednesday and Thursday
* *from 2-4 p.m. For informa- Food baI
The Yulee Interfaith tion call 225-5128. The Yulee United
Dinner Network, sponsored Methodist Church Food
by the Coalition for the Ene ~r CYpantry Bank, 86003 Christian Way,
Homeless of Nassau County, O'Neal Memorial Baptist is available to anyone in
serves a healthy dinner to Church, 474257 SR 200 East, need, Wednesdays from 10
anyone in need every offers an emergency food a.m. to noon. Other times
Tuesday and Thursday from pantry for families and indi- please call for an appoint-
5-7 p.m. The Yulee IDN is viduals in crisis. No income ment at 225-5381.

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

Sunday School ................................9:30 am
Sunday Worship.............. 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA....._..............6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
Postor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nassuille Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034


A Congregation ofth Presbyerian Churdc In
America Devoted to Chrlt, to the Pellowslp &
to the Oret Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery and Children's Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings
In Fernandlna Beach, KIngsland iYulee.
.Mens. WomenW'sand Youth Ministries
85439 Miner Rd., Yulee
(Yulee Middle Sdool)


TradtionalFamily Worship.......830am & tlam
ContemporayWorship ...9:45am n Maxwell Hall
SundaySchoolforall agesi...... 45am & laem
Wedne sd Dinmner(Aug4lay)..... 5:15pm-6pm
n^ il^n^Binlfa ec
601 Core Sirol 904) 21-576

In the heart of
9 N: 6".Street
Bruce Lancaster
Senior Pastor
Worship 8;30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:50am
'r'util Adults

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
P Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small oup studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of Buccaneer r. & Oerbing Road, FPeandina ldc
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffA1A at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
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Rev. Jose .Kallukalam

Saturday Vig Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee Unied Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am 1 Osm 12 noon
Daily Mass- 8:iOam Mon., Wed., Thuis & Fri.
6pm- Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6.0 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parih Office: 904-1-3472; Fix 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-277-6566

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship
SAT ...6:00 pm
SUN .9:30am
WED .7:o0 pm
SYouth, Nursery
& Childrens'Ministries
Rob & Cbriodllio -n o -
I e$.10, ,.p, 321-2117
OnA1A 1 mile westol Amelia Island
Join us LIVE on theWebSunday

New Vision
> Church,
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at 1:
96 1h r d inYulee
NewVio ore Chiurchl.org

Inno-va/wi Sty, Confemporaiy MusK,
Casual Atmosphera
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KldKrodlble Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
ComOectihg 4ith Chnist..
C~onnclig w, People.


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

A1A & Christian Way, Vulee
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
Slday N ewl t mbers Clars 9 am.
Sunday, School 9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:30 am. everw Sunday
Irdnelsday Noon-day 11'rayer
ifidnestday Mid-week Sen-ie 7-9 p.m.Ministrie:
Bus lin,. Coples, Singles, Ibuth

-t= thebridge
famiRi worship Cniler
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
Morning Worship 8;15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nureery Provided For All
65971 Harts Rd., West 904.225.6128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 22650809

Dr. BUI Yeldell. Interim Pastor
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736 Bonnlevlew Road
Nursery provided
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes Youl
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
8:30 a.m. Service
10.00 p.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE ?nd Sunday



July 9 July 13
Pre-K through 6"Grade
6 pm 9 pm

First Baptist T t
Church Sunday Services
Fernandina Beach Sunday HolyCommunion 8t00 &1000am
SUNDAYWORSHIP 5th SundayMorning Prayer- 100 am
9:00 Life Groups Sunday Children'sBibleClass. 1000am
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM WednesdayHolyCommunion-12:15pm
Wednesday 6:30 PM Rev. J.Michael Bowhay, Rector
904-261-3617 1 IB0 RkeD(AmPadiArkE aclromtsmYMCA))
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The Jewish
Community of
Amelia Island/
Nassau held a
musical Shabbat
service -in June. Jeff
and Jane Sandhaus
Packer not only
opened their home
to everyone, but
also led the evening
services with their
beautiful singing
voices, accompa-
nied:by Jane on gui-
There won't be
any formal Shabbat
'services in July and
August, but mem-
bers are consider-
ing a "Kugel Cook-
*off' that might be a
good opportunity to
not only show off
your culinary tal-
ent, but have anoth-
er reason to get
together. Sunday
brunch might be a
fun event at one of,
the sheltered pavil-
ions at Main Beach.
RSVPby July 15 if
- you'd like to attend
or help with the
plans by contacting
Debbie Price at
310-6060 or


^I Worship this week

Ii at the place of

v your choice

Amelia Island Church
a Non-denominational Church

Island C hurc "

2500 Atlantic Ave.
Worship Sunday at 10:30 am
for more Info, visit

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Service 19:30 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5:00 7:00 pm
Wednesday Sorvice 7:00 pm
Nursery Provided
wB bltElcreaglali um

Community Baptist
85326 Winona Bayviow Road
Yulee, FL
Bro. Hartford Peeples, Pastor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship .... .11O00 am
Evening Worship ......6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer .....6:00 pm
.Bible Study-Thursdays... 1000 am
"Servinq the Lourd ith Gladness"




100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Finanoal-Horne/Propertv 606 Photo Equipment & Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Property 858 Condos-Unfurnished
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques.Collectibles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 81L West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 802 Mobile Homes 81.5 Kngsland/St. Marys 860 Homes-Unfurnshed
103 In lmrnor.arr. 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer 803 Mobile Home Lots 816 Camden County 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Condltic.ners/Heatefs 623 SwapF/Tade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Notace 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnishings 624 Wanted to Bu 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 Dier/Exercise 504 Services 612 Musc.al Instruments 625 Free Items 806 Waterfront 85L Roommate Wanted 864 Commercial/Retail
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condom.nimus 852 Mobile Homes 86 Warehouse
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 Boats & Trailers 808 Off Islandir'ulee 853 Mobile Home Lots 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 Boat Supplies/Dockage 809 Lots 85-1 Room 901 Automobles
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farms&Acreage 855 Apartments-Frnished 0 ru ans
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Machinery-Tools-.Equip. 704 Recreation Vehicles 811 Commercial/Retail 856 Agartments-Unfurn. 90,4 Motorcvcles
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks Bonds 605 Computers-Supples 616 Auctions 705 Computers& Supplies 812 Property Exchange 857 Condos-Furnished 905 Commercial


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Fernandina Beach, F1 32034
(904) 261-2770

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(904) 556-9140


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This 3BR/3BA oceanfront corner Sailmaker townhome
offers the best location in Summer Beach..close to the
beach club with expansive views of the ocean. Updated with
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CASE Prescription glasses & jewelry
enclosed. Reward offered. Please call
(904)753-7590 with Information.
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Hurmane 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.

1 I05 Public Notic e; I

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 or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is In violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against In
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development -
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for the
hearing Impaired 1(800)927-9275.

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Garden Sales, experienced. FT/PT.
Turner Ace Hardware. 2990 S. 8th St.
ED Train online to become a Medical
Office Assistant. No experience need-
ed. Training & local job placement as-
sistance thru SC Training. HS Diploma/
GED & PC/Internet needed. (888)374-
7294. ANF
Housekeepers. Great pay and flefible
schedules. (904)261-9444
Top pay & CSA friendly equip. 401K &
great insurance. 2 mos CDL Class A
driving exp. (877)258-8782. ANF
interviewing for two front office
positions: An experienced scheduler/
checkout position and a front office file
clerk. Ability to multitask is key. Full-
time candidates please fax resume to
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CDL Required'- Experience preferred.
Three nights per week.
Great supplemental income.
Send resume or qualifications to:
Truck Driver
P.O. Box 766-B
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
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SDisplay Advertising deadline for Wednesday is 3 p.m. Friday

Classified Advertising deadline is 5:00 p.m. Monday.

NEW S Display Advertising deadline for Friday is 3 p.m. Tuesday

LEADE Classified Advertising deadline is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.
A r Please call 261-3696 to place your advertisement



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office: (904)491-438
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"The local guy" since 1984 r
Quit Paying Too Much!
Operator or door replacements Traimlller replacement
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Full Service Lawn Maintenance
Landscape Design & Installation
Flowerbeds, Mulch, Cleanups
Irrigation Repairs & Installations
Hydroseeding & Sod
All Natural Fertilization Program
Soil Repair

(904) 753-1537

Bob's Irrigation
SFull Service Lawn Maintenance
4 Landscape Design & Installation
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Outdoor Lighting Solutions
SeasonalLighting Projects
Sod Installation & Repair
Concrete Pavers & Fire Pits
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4 Retaining Walls & Ponds
4 Grading Services & Drainage

"For the Luxury You Deserve"
*Lawn Malntenance*
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Free Estimates and
Great Pricesl
since 1992
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Sales Cnsultiant SaileCovultamnt
Serving Nassau County
r over 20 years with

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Quality Work at
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Houses Tailers Patios
Driveways etc.
Exterior Windows.
Wood Decks Cleaned & Resealed


e-Roofing Is Our Speciait
Nassau County's Largest Roofing &
Siding Contractor Serving Satisfied
Homebullders & Homeowners
SSince 1993
Re-Roofing New Roofing
Siding Soffit & Fascia
Free Estimates
S A Coastal Bulding Systems Co.
CCC-OS7 020

Insured Licensed

Tractor Work Top Soil
Gravel Driveways
Parking Areas
(H)(904) 261-5098
(C) (904) 415-6077
Fred Long, oWNE

has Server positions available.
Applicants must have experience In
Dining Services. FT, PT, and PRN
positions are available. Great Benefits
package Including:
Up to 21 Pald,Tlme Off Days during
the first year of employment
e Company matched 401K
SEmployee Recognition Events
Opportunities for Continuing
Please apply on line-at
NON-PROFIT AGENCY is seeking -
to fill a Family Preservation Worker
position in our Yulee office. This posi-
tion is responsible for providing case
management services to at-risk child-
ren and families in Nassau County
.com-munlties by assessing the needs
of families and providing/referring nec-
essary In-home services. Three years
experience in human services or child
welfare programs and a bachelor's de-
gree in social work or related field are
required. Please submit cover letter
and resumes to careers@fssnf.org.
Please visit www.fssjax.org
for a com-
plete job description and other
employment opportunities.
is now accepting applications for.P/T on
call employment. No nights or week-
ends. Background check. Drug free
workplace. Must be 21 or older. (904)
261-6262. Must have own vehicle.
DRIVERS 100% owner operator co.
Regional & dedicated. Home weekly.
Class A CDL.. 1 yr exp in last 3. Call
(800)695-9643. ANF
per hour commission. Apply In person
t Steve Johnson Automotive, 1505
south "14th Street or email:
is accepting applications for house-
keeping. Applications available at 19
South 2nd St., Ferandina Beach.
bed -$- Home weekends, run S.E. US.
Requires 1 yr OTR flatbed exp. Pay up
to .39/mile. Call (800)572-5489 x227,
SunBelt Transport, LLC. ANF
Learn to drive for Schneider National.
Earn $700/wk. No experience needed.
Local CDL training. Job ready in 15
days! (888)368-1964. ANF
Preferred. Apply at Comfort Inn 76043
Sidney Place, Yulee or call 225-2600.
Prince, a two attorney law firm located'
in downtown Femandina Beach,
Florida, seeks a legal assistant/office
man-ager with outstanding comnluni-
cation, administrative And organi-
zational skills. Proficiency with Micro-
soft Office and connputer skills are
required. Responsibilities Include as-
sisting two attorneys with preparation
of documents, includ-ing legal briefs,
court subpoenas and other office-
related letters, organizing and main-
taining all legal files and electronic-
filing databases, and submit-ting
paperwork to courthouses. Other
duties include scheduling client ap-
pointments and answering calls. High
school diploma or GED required.
Certification as a paralegal preferred.
Minimum of five years of progressively,
responsible administrative experience,
with experience in legal field preferred.
Great office downtown, salary depends
on experience, health care and pension
provided. Send resume to 406 Ash
Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida
32034 or info@tpislandlaw.com by July
12, 2012.

SGrow It. 'e Mow i
Free Estimates /Affordable, Quality Wore
Jeffrey Justice (904) 557-6214
Ucensed & Insurd
Lawn Care, Shrub Prep & Mulch Replacement
Edging, Hedge and Winter Maintenance
Irrigation. Sod Replacement, Tree Trimmitnn

FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012 CLASSIFIED News-Leader '5B

S 201 Help Wanted
Experience is preferred.' Dependable
transportation & valid DL required.
Please send 'resumes to
slonDlace2012fatmall.com or apply In
person: 1925 S. 14th St., Ste.7,
Femandina Bch., FL
Earn $$$ Helping MDsl Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
DRIVERS Earn 50. up to 55 cpm
loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified
drivers. Home most weekends. Call:
(843)266-3731 / bulldoghlway.com.
DRIVERS Steady refrigerated & dry
van freight. Dally or weekly pay.
Hometime choices. Modem equipment.
CDL-A, 3 inos current OTR exp. (800)
414-9569 www.drlveknlght.com. ANF

Home repairs & improvements,
painting, Small jobs OK. Dependable,
licensed, bonded & insured. Call Mark
Bulllngton at (904)430-7765.
summer with ;a concrete patio, drive-
way addition, grilling pad, etc. Starting
at $599. 491-4383 or 237,7324

Provider Avail for live-In or drop-in
elderly care. Responsible w/ good
references. Owns car. Experience w/
Alzhelmers. (904)624-5649 or 415-1053.

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MEDICAL CAREERS -. begin, here
Traln. online for Allied Health & Medical
Management. Job placement assist-
ance. Computer avail. Financial aid If
qualified. SCHEV certified. (888)203-
3179, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF
hands on Aviation Maintanance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing avail. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (866)314-
3769. ANF

DRUM LESSONS Berldee College of
.Music graduate. Beginner through
advanced students accepted. Call
(904)302-6086. www.FrankBaslle.net

338 TARP
Tarpon .Av
Main Beai

5494 Ervin St
on the corner
street on historic
This 50'x115'
indudes two he
is" with the rig
homes are pi
Beware of dogs
appt $190,000

ON AVE., 338
e., 3 Plex at
ch. $265,000

, Great opportunity
of Lewis and Ervin
cal American Beach.
lot is fenced. Price
homes being sold "as
ght to inspect. The
presently occupied.
in the yard. Call for

601 Garage Sales
BIG YARD SALE Amelia Circle. Two
families. Sat. 7/7, 8am-2pm. Lots of
stuff. Cheap, cheap, cheap prices!
WE ARE MOVING Seven rooms of
quality furniture for sale. 3 bedrooms,
living room, den, kitchen, dining room.
Wicker, leather, glass, & more. Call to
see. (904)557-5916
Fish Fry: Sat. 7/7, 11am-3pm.
Yard Sale: 9am ?
$5 plates Include a fish sandwich,
potato salad, & coleslaw. Located in
Deer Walk Plaza, 474380 SR 200-A1A.
SALE/CAR WASH at the Femandina
Beach MIDDLE School parking lot on
this Saturday, July 7th from 9am-noon.
Thank you for your Support!
MOVING SALE Sat. 7/7, 8:30am-
12:30pm. 5010 ANTHONY ST. Boys/
girls clothes, rugs, toys, roll top desk,
many household Items.
ESTATE SALE Sat. 7/7/12, 8am-
3pm. 324 Benjamin St. Whole house,
furniture, many smalls, glass, rugs,
dresser, beds, couch.
YARD SALE Sat. 7/7, 8am-lpm.
Furniture, clothes, household goods,
tools, garden Items, appliances, &
more. -95207 Twin Oaks Ln., In
Spanish Oaks off of Barnwell Rd.

601 Garage Sales
MOVING SALE 4427 TItlelst Dr. Fri.
7/6 & Sat. 7/7, 9am-3pm. Entire
contents of lovely 3 bedroom home.
Furniture, decorative Items, tools, golf
items, patio & beach Items and lots,
lots more. NO 3UNKI Cash only.
Storage (next to Staples). Fri. 7/6,
lpm-5pm & Sat. 7/7, 9am-lpm.
Antiques, picture framing materials,
glassware, tools, Precious Moments,
motorcycle equip, bath & body prod,
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Amelia Park home with formal Living Room and
separate Difting Room, upgraded Kitchen
withgranite counter tops and gas stove. Master
with garden tub. Lots of storage and built-ins
throughout. Pets ok. On Island. $1,850/mo.
94117 Fiddlers Walk Lane 2512 sf 4BR/3BA
home in Fiddlers Walk on over an 1/2 acre well
landscaped corner lot. Large guest rooms withbay
windows. Wood floors throughout. Over sized
Florida room on back with tiled floors. Upgraded
kitchen with double oven, Master bath has walk-in
shower and jetted tub. Pets ok. Off Island.
95457 Sonoma Dr 2601 sf 5BR/3BA 2 story
house in the' Woodbridge. Large, bright Family
Room opens to Kitchen with Breakfast Area. Tile
and carpet floors. Guest suite downstairs. Upstairs
has Den/Office Loft area with large Master Suite.
Covered Patio overlooking huge fully fenced
backyard. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,650/mo.
3322 Fairway Oaks 1,456 s: 2BR/2BA Omnii
Amelia Island Plantation villa located on the
Fairway. Recently remodeled with updated
Kitchen and appliances. Generous living spaces
with Living/Dining Room combined. Master suite
with private bath. Optional All membership
available. Washer ,& Dryer. Pets ok. On island.
4800 Amelia Island Pkwy #A110 1BR/1BA
condo with ocean'and pool view. Furnished with
all utilities. No pets. On Island. $1,400/mo.
1127 Ocean Avenue Unit A 900 sf. 2BR/2BA
upstairs 1940's style Oceanfront duplex with wood
floors and fantastic views throughout!
Eat-inKitchen with separate Breakfast area. Living
room overlooking the ocean. Pets ok. On Island.

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the Timbercreek community. Spacious galley style
Kitchen with Corian counters! Huge screened Porch
overlooking backyard and preserve. Family Room has
surround sound! $1,350/mo.
308 South 4th St 1950 sf. 3BR/2.5BA Fernandina
Stwo story with large fenced yard. Fireplace in Living
Room and upgraded Kitchen with solid surface counter
tops and tons of cabinets. Master Suite upstairs with
separate shower and garden tub. Pets ok. On Island.
86125 Sand Hickory Trail 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 liouse 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.
2038 Marlin Court 1400 sf3BD/2BA, Wood floors,
with den and fenced backyard with deck. Centrally
located on island, Pet OK. $1,275/mo,
96091 Stoney Dr 1407 sf. 2BR/2BA ground foor
unit in the Cottages ofStoney Creek. Tiled throughout
living areas. Kitchen witheat-in Breakfast area and
wrap around bar with Corian counter tops. Large
Master Suite. Screened porch overlooking
woodedpreserve. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. OffIsland.
837B Mary St. 816 sf 2BR/1BA first floor duplex
located on the North end ofAmelia Island. Bright and
open with large yard and car port. Pets ok. On Island.

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*403 Tarpon Avenue, Unit #112 (Ocean Park
Condominiums) 1432sf Fully furnished 3BR/2BA
very nice condo one block from the Beach. Two Master
baths, dining in family room, closet pantry, carpet and
ceramic tile, mini blinds, covered patio/deck, tennis
courts and swimming pool. One-car garage and drive-
way parking. Water, sewer and Association fees are
included. $1650
*1371 Mission San Carlos (Plantation Point
Subdivision) 2100sf 4BR/2BA Fully furnished,
kitchen pantry, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, covered
patio/deck, mini blinds and shutters, carpet & ceramic
tile and 2-car garage. Washer/Dryer, lawn care and pest
control included in rent. (Service dogs only.) $1695
Available now through November 30th only!
*96227 Sea Winds Drive, 1932sf-4BR/2BA--Two
Master baths, dining in living/great room, eat-in
kitchen, carpet, ceramic tile and hardwood floors,
drapes and mini blinds, gas fireplace, enjoy grilling on
the back patio and relaxing in the fully enclosed Florida
Room. Lawn care included. $1595
*95078 Barclay Place, Unit #4 (Harrison Cove
Villas) 1,541sf B- Beautiful well cared for 2BR/2BA
with custom shutters, granite countertops, eat-in
kitchen, breakfast bar/nook, spacious living room with
fireplace. Hardwood floors in Master bedroom and
walk-in closet. Screened back patio. Available Now at a
Great Price for Island Living. $1500 ($500 Pet Fee)
*18 Harrison Creek (Amelia Island Plantation)
11,000sf 5BR/6BA Gorgeous home on The
Planation. Home has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, plus 2
half baths and 4-car garage. Pool, outdoor fireplace,
patio living area, boat dock with lift. Professional
kitchen, granite countertops, oversized laundry down-
stairs, plus second laundry room on second floor.
Master BR on main level. Three bedroom suites, plus
rec room and study on second floor. Private in-law suite
great for guests. $8000

*96088 Starlight Lane (Heron Isles Subdivision),
1800sf 3BR/2.5BA Beautiful home with Garden
Tub and separate shower in Master bathroom, dining
in living, great room, eat-in kitchen, breakfast
bar/nook, closet pantry, carpet and vinyl flooring, mini
and vertical blinds, yard watering system, playground
in community area and 2-car garage. $1195
*96053 Piedmont Drive (Lofton Pointe
Subdivision) 2500sf 4BR/3BA Spacious home
across street from North Hampton Golf Club. 'Ivo
Master baths, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen, break-
fast bar/nook, walk-in pantry, carpet and ceramic tile,
mini blinds, covered patio/deck, 2-car garage and drive-
way parking. Lawn care included. $1350
96081 Long Beach Drive (North Hampton
Subdivision) 4BR/2.5BA Plenty of room to stretch
out in this well cared for home. Family room off of large
kitchen, inside laundry room with washer and dryer,
screened in patio and 2-car garage. Internet, cable, secu-
rity and lawn care included in rent. Dogs only.
Available Now $1550
*402 S. 11th Street, Unit C 3BR/1BA Upstairs unit
in triplex. W/D hook-ups inside. $650
*31217 Paradise Commons (Amelia Lakes
Subdivision) 2BR/2BA Two Master baths, eat-in
kitchen, kitchen island, wood fireplace; carpet and
ceramic tile, mini blinds, community pool, tennis
courts, exercise room, barbecue grills in common area,
gated community, clubhouse and playground.
Washer/dryer, lawn care, trash and Association fees are
included in rent. Available August 1st, Possibly
Earlier $900
*2866 Mantanazas Avenue, 2150sf.- 3BR/3.5BA -
125 steps to the Beach Townhouse with dining in liv-
ing/great room, private brick patio, open kitchen with
extra storage, ceramic, carpet and hardwood flooring,
vertical blinds and 2-car garage. Lawn care included in
rent. $1625
*608 Ocean Club Court (Ocean Club Villas South)
3254sf 4BR/4.5BA Ocean front condo on the
Plantation. Full Master bath, kitchen island, ceramic
tile, fireplace and community pool. $8,000

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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

804 Amelia Island

811 Commercdal/Retail
expandable commercial acre campus/
church/school sealed bid (bank-work-
out) sale. 14,000sf bldg. Site Is near
Wal-Mart. Contact: Jconnelly@lpc.com
(855)811-3737. ANF

S 817 Other Areas
lakefront only $234/mo. Prime water-
front lot In spectacular all waterfront
community. Wooded, paved road,
power, phone. Perfect for vacation
home/ weekend getaway. Call now
(866)952-5336, x525. Price $36,900.
25% down, balance financed 15 yrs
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851 Roommate Wanted
3BR/2BA mobile home on 1 acre lot on
the Island. $450/mo. all Inclusive. Call
Kris (904)557-3590 for more details.
condo on Omni-AIPlantation. Long
terri. Across from pool. Call after
6pm (904)556-4489.

852 Mobile Homes
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities .& WIFI included. (904)225-
YULEE SW 3BR/1BA $650/mo.,
water Included.. Service pets only. Call
2BR/1BA SWMH In Blackrock area.
Service animals only. W/D, huge
privacy fenced yard. $750/mo + $750
dep. (904)583-5969
2BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE on 1/2 acre
located In Yulee. $700/mo. + $500
deposit. 491-4383 or (904)237-7324 .

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island with pool & spa. $1450/mo. Call Loaded, 4 wheel drive, 60,000 miles.
Greg at 556-2573. $16,900/negotiable. (904)491-9967

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2519 S. Fletcher Ave. 3BR/2SBA with 2880
1sq.fr tGrand old beach house with unusual
floor plan and lots of paying $1,650/mo.
plus utilities.
I23820 Flora Park Blvd. 4BR/2BA 1988
approx. sq.f.home. $1,350/mo. plus utiL
Avail. 08/0 1/12
S76129 Long Pond Loop 3BR/2BA 1723
sq.ft $1,200 plus utilities
S2BR/I BA furnished B01. S. Flether An.
$1.650/mo. includes most utilities, water,
sewer.garbage cable andinternet. Available
in July.
2BR/ BA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach.All until
wi-fi,TV & phone.
3BRJ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$ 1850/wk plus taces & leaning fee.
lAmelia Park Unit B- small office (2 rooms)
with bath, 576 sq. ftS1000/rmo + sales ta.
S474414 SR 200/AIA 840 sq.ft office space
t 2,000 q..ftwarehouse area anndotside
open storage.High visiblity $3,120.A9. -tax.
S.Five PointsVillage 1200 sq. ftAA/S 8th St.
exposure Grat for retail, services, or
office. $1,200/mo +sales tax
Amelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) 910
approx. sq.ft. 3 offices, reception area.
kitchen and bathroom.$1450/mo.+ utides.
1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle House;
1,800 sq.f o $1700/m lease + tax Sale also
AIA Frontage, approx. 550 sq. ft. of office
space, three rooms and a bath, plus large
outdoor alea,great for nurserygarden cen-
ter, landscaping or display. Can be split into
individual acres.
SOffce Complex w/tenant for sale/sesl-
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sq.ft, including additional lot. Call for more

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AMELIA LAKES 1BR/1BA upstairs.
W/D hookup, lots of amenities.
$700/mo..+ deposit (WAC). Call (904)
$895 Includes lawn, garbage/sewer,
water, & W/D. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.

858 Condos-Unfurnished

VERY NICE 2BR/2BA Lagoon Villa
on OAIP All appliances Included. Walk
to beach. $1,300/nio.' Call Susan,
(904)557-6501. Amelia Island Proper-
ties, Inc. 319 Centre St. FB, FL 32034.
spacious, quiet. 1BR/1BA, furnished/
unfurnished. Pool, tennis, 1 block from
beach. $800-$850. .(904)310-6321

860 Homes-Unfurnished
3BR/2.5BA HOME located in gated
community. Granite countertops, wood
floors, SS appliances & many extras.
$1300/mo + $800 dep. (904)237-7324

LARGE 3BR/2BA HOUSE off Island.
$1250/mo. Call Greg at 556-2573.
LOFTON POINTE 4/2, 2037sf.
$1i00/mo. Call Owner (904)556-3705

- In Heron Isles. Backs to pond/ preserve.
area. Free cable. 96017 Tidal Bay Ct.,
Yulee. $1095/mo. (916)580-6529

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

863 Office
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644

Office Space All utilities, CAM, & tax
included. 2 rooms, 370sf. $695. Call
Suite. Hardwood floors, brick expos-
ures, new windows, reception area and
more. (3) Offices, (2) Bathrooms.
Must seel $1250/mo. Call (904)261-
9556 or email: fotop@bellsouth.net

space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
'Includes utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For Info call

house w/12'X15' office & bath. TWo
12X12 roll up doors. Amelia Island In-
dustrial Park, 2424-B Lynndale Rd. Call
Jim Deal 261-6230 or cell 415-0423.

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(904) 261-4066 for Information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.

96220 Long Beach Drive
This fantastic 1819sf 3BR/2BA
lakeside home is listing for a
very affordable $194,500.
Offering $7,000 in closing
cost assistance.
SSaturday from 1-4pm
For additional Information:
Contact Roger Martin, Realtor