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County


relaxes


nepotism


limits

GARRETT PELICAN
News-Leader
Nassau County is keeping it in the
family. County employees may now
work in the same departments as rel-
atives and supervise one another, com-
imissioners agreed Monday.
The..board.vo ed 4-1 in favor of
elinflnating- tnguago tt:om its nept -
tism policy that barred employees
from working directly with, and super-
vising, relatives
County Manager Ted Selby, who
has sole hiring authority within the
County, said his office.would ihtro-
duce conitrols to prevent employees
who work with relatives from.crossing
legal and ethical lines.
"To me, it could create a bigger
problem than it's worth, especially if
we've had no issues with-the policy
during the last Three years," said
Commissioner Steve Kelley, who was
the lone voice of opposition.
The county's policy'did not bar
employees from working with, orn
supervising, family members until
Selby's predecessor, the late Ed
Sea;Jver, revised it three years ago
andcthe board approved it, County
Attorney David Hallman said.
"It seems to me that we're limit-
ing the possibility of in-county work-
ers to have these jobs,' said
Commissioner Walter Boatright, who
added that children often aspire to
Follow in their parents'-footsteps, par-
ticularly at the Fire Rescue and Road
and Bridge departments. "I would
make the motion that we strike that
(language)."
Under state law, it is legal for rela-
tives to work in the same department
and supervise one another, Hallman
said. But, he noted, it remains illegal
for an employee to hire, promote or
recommend any advancement or
appointment for a relative.
Asked by Commissioner Stacy
Johnson if the change would have any
bearing on raises, Hallman said it
would not so long as raises were based
on a merit system.
Kelley and Commission Chair.
Danny Leeper raised questions that
the policy change may discriminate
against relatives, but Hallman dis-
missed those concerns.
"Neither scenario concerns me
from a legal point of view," the coun-
ty attorney told commissioners.
"Every-one who doesn't get hired feels
wronged.... That's the nature of the
hiring process."
The policy change prevents depar t-
mernt heads; which make hiring rec-
ommendations to the county manag-
er, from advocating on behalf of their
relatives, Hall-man said. Selby said he
always makes the final selection.
"I do not sit in every interview,"
the conuntx manager said. "... I trust
that they arl recommending to me
who they consider to be the best can-
NEPOTISM Continued on 3A


County won't raise tax rate


GARRETT PELICAN
News-Leader
Nassau County Commissioners
voted Monday to keep the current
property tax rate to balance the 2012-
13 budget.
,The board also voted not to dip
into designated reserves including
funds set aside for projects such as a
library expansion hi Fernandina
Beach. '
Instead, it will use undesignated
reserve funds and all 1-cent sales tax
revenue that previously was used pri-
marily for capital projects, plus some
budget cuts to balance the budget for
the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
Commissioners agreed to set the
tentative millage rate at the current
7.2364 (county-wide 5.5670 plus
municipal service 1.6694). It sched-
uled the first public hearing on the,
budget for 7 p.m. Sept. 10.


The county preserved designated reserve funds,
such as $1 millionfor ChesterRoadand $600,000
for the Fernandina Beach library.


The vote was 4-1. Commissioner
SSteve Kelley was opposed because he
doesn't want the county to use all of its
1-cent fund for general fund programs
or dip into its unrestricted reserve
fund. Commissioner Barry Holloway,
who made the same argument at a
previous budget meeting, voted in
favor of the budget as adopted.
"I want, at least one more year, to
give that (tax) break to the families,
the working men and women who are
living in this county, to the best of our
ability," said commission Chair Danny
Leeer, who said it wasn't a good time
to rise taxes. "We have a number in


the reserves that we can hopefully
use to our advantage; it's a portion of
their money we've already taken. So
let's use itto advance a further year to
continue to build reserves in the
future."
The board acted so that the coun-
ty may send out TRIM notices to'tax-
payers by Aug. 4.
The board was told by
Management & Budget Director
Shanea Jones at a previous budget
meeting July 12 that it could use, an
additional $3 million in designated
reserves to help offset a shortfall of
nearly $9 million.


Finally, it's over: City



loses McGill appeal

News-Leader lion to pay for the judgment and must Thursday afternoon that the city had
now add a relatively small amount received notification that it had failed
The city has lost its appeal of the in additional attorney and other fees to prevail on any of the points in its
final judgment in its longstanding incurred by both parties over the appeal : .
lawsuit against McGill Aviation. Final past year. Much of the total cost is for The final judgment, filed July 7,
costs to the city may exceed $2 mil- city legal fees that have already been 2011 in the Fourth Judicial Circuit
lion.. paid. .
The city has set aside $1.376 mil- City Attorney Tammi Bach gaid APPEAL Continued on 34


COOLING OFF


PHOTOS BY HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Sabryn Flagler makes a big splash in one of
several water-filled slides during the 2012 Boys
and Girls Club Carnival on Monday, top.
Malcolm Pozzetta and Michael Millsap head the
line for a fun game of pass the wet sponge,
above left. Isaiah Levin cools off in the space
walk during the carnival at the Miller Club in
Yulee, right. Students enjoyed games, water-
slides and a lunch catered by The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island. More photos, 12A.


At the suggestion of County
Attorney David Hallman, Jones pre:
sented commissioners with a list of
reserves they previously agreed to
spend on specific projects.
Those reserves included $1 mil-
lion previously allotted for work on
Chester Road, $600,000 for the
Fernandina Beach library, $500,000
in case of disasters and emergencies,
,$200,000 for new voting machines,
$150,000 set aside for litigation costs,
$82,410 for a library information tech-
nology upgrade, $77,703 for property
appraisal equipment, $30,000 for the
sheriff and $5,000 for the supervisor
of elections, Jones said.
Commissioners set aside those
funds for projects because they need-
ed io be done, either now or in the
near future, said Holloway, who cau-,
tioned the board against dipping into
the designated reserves.
gpelican@fbnewsleader.com


talks



budget



cuts
ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader
Although the clock is running down
for finalizihigthe city budget, the four
city commissioners pr-eent ditheredat
a Tuesday. budget meeting that
addressed more cuts to services.
But Commissioner Tim Poynter,
whose previous suggestion to "con-
solidate" city recreation programs
caused a minor uproar, did not back
down from his original idea.
,Mayor Arlene Filkoff also reiterat-
ed her plan for the city topartner with
nonprofits to cut costs and still keep
programs available to residents.
Commissioner- Charles Corbett,
who had announced previously he
would be on vacation, was absent
A substantial number of residents-
showed up at the meeting'to protest
recreational programs possibly being
put on the budget chopping block.
Several also restated their concerns
that city.pools could be closed during
the winter, and that. services at the
Martin Luther King Jr./Elm Street
Center could be reduced or shutdown.
City Manager Joe Gerrity present-
ed a report that repeated the hard fact
That Fernandina Beach has lost 5.2
percent in property values over the-
last fiscal year, and that cash reserves
are projected to be less than budgeted.
Gerrity also listed a number of funding
commitments that he considered
important enough to keep in the budg-
. et, such as beach renourishment,
funds for the Council on Aging, litiga-
tion and city pension contributions,
among others.
Poynter, who had asked Gerrity at
a previous meeting for the review of
recreational and fire safety services,
expressed disappointment in the
report.
Poynter said the reason he asked
for the review of recreational programs
was because of a previous report that
erroneously stated the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center'sprograms support
those of the MLK center.
S"I asked for this (review) not to get
people upset, butto get the facts out,"
Poynter said. "Why are (the recre-
ational centers) separate? Why are we.
not together?"
"We are 'faced with limited
resources," Poynter said. "What is it
going to take? ... What if we (keep)
every (recreational) program and save
$100,000 by reducing our facilities by
one?"
"We've got very limited resources
and they are going down," Poynter
said. "What we need to do is invest in
ourselves and adjust the fees so the
ones who can afford it pay more....
This commission needs to do a better
job at dialing down where the expens-
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OBITUARIES

Richard Francis
Ackerman
Richard -Francis "Dick"
Ackerman, 79, died suddenly
on Monday, July 9, 2012 in
Amsterdam, Netherlands.
He is survived by his wife,
Linda (Neal) Ackerman.
A memorial service will be
held at St Simons Community
Church on St Simons Island,
Georgia, on Saturday, July 28,
2012 at 11 a.m.

.James C. Home
James C. "Jimmy" Home,
Jr., 52, of Yulee passed away
early Thursday morning, July
26, 2012. He was born Decem-
ber 5, 1959 in Jacksonville, FL
and moved to Yulee when he
was in the second grade with
his family.
SAs a child Jimmy played
Little League baseball in Yulee.
He loved to hunt and fish and
was past presi-
dent of the
Spell Swamp
Hunt Club. He
was a member
of Hedges
Baptist Church.
Jimmy was a
CB radio operator. His handle
was "Dance Machine." He loved
the blues and attended all the
area blues festivals.
Survivors include his wife,
Ruth Horne, ofYulee, FL; a son,
Jerry Waters of Jacksonville,
FL; a daughter, Teri Harrison
(Ronnie), also of Jacksonville;
his parents, James C. and Suzy
Horne, Sr. of Yulee, FL; a broth-
er, John Michael "Tiny" Horne,
(Dee) (Tyler), also of Yulee;
aunts and uncles Bill and Dot
Horn, Bea and Jr. Crews; and
three grandchildren, Tabatha,
Justin and Kyle.
Funeral services will be held
11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28,.
at Hedges Baptist Church with
Pastor Maik Patterson officiat-
ing. Interment will follow:at
Green Pine Cemetery.'The fam-
ily will receive friends from 6:00
until 8:00 p.m. today at Green.
Pine Funeral Home. '
For more information and
to sign Jimmy's online register
book please visit the Green Pine
website at www.greenpinefu-
neral.com.
Green Pine Funeral Home

DEATH NOTICE

Mr. Tony Wayne Rowland,
age 49, of Fernandina Beach
died on Sunday morning, July
22, 2012. Funeral services will
be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday,
July 28 from the Burgess
Chapel of Oxley-Heard, with
interment in La Flora Mission.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors



Grief support
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida offers an
open-ended grief support group
for adults who have experi-
enced the death of a loved one,
led by a licensed and trained
Community Hospice bereave-
ment professional.
The group meets every sec-
ond and fourth Thursday of the
month from 1-2:30 p.m. at the
Nassau County Council on
Aging, 1367 South 18th St.,
Fernandina Beach.
Community Hospice sup-
port groups create a safe and
comfortable environment
where you can bond with oth-
ers who have experienced a
similar loss.
For information call Joanne
Bernard, LCSW, at (904) 407-
6811.


NEWS

LEADER


PHOTOS COURTESY OFVALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY
Valdosta State University art major Allison L Delle Donne of Fernandina Beach cre-
ated three prints from archived images at her alma mater, above. She also donated a
cameo sculpture made of clay, twine and homemade paper, below. The four pieces
are part of a larger exhibit titled "New Ideas, Old Photographs" at the school's
Odum Library.



Vintage photos inspire



local fine arts grad

VALDOSTA, Ga. Six
months ago, Allison "Alli" L
Delle Donne was looking
through old photographs and
other materials housed in
Valdosta State University's
Archives and Special gDel
Collections, seeking inspira-
tion for a printmaking class.
project. The result of her
efforts hangs on the wall of -
the Odum Library's second
floor hub gallery area.
An art major graduating
Saturday with a second
Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree, she said, "I knew I
wanted to do something with
VSU when it was a women-
only college. I have always
been interested in vintage.
photographs; and I really like
the history of VSU." For this display, we just want you to savor
The 23-year-old daughter potos ith u kno wn
of Dave and Teresa Delle the ph os without,perhaps, knowing so
Donne of Fernandina Beach, much about them. What meaning do these
Delle Donne earned her first
BFA in art education from old now gonefaces, places, and in the
the university in December. case of the early campus plan, ideas mean
To meet the requirements ow they t a ome
:for her second degree, she now?ForAllL they talk about women
spent the summer interning home, social constructs and domesticity.
with Doug Jones, a ceramics
artist at Amelia Island What do they say to you?
Pottery. She hopes to contin- DEBORAH DAVIS DIRECTOR OF VSU'S ARCHIVES
ue workingfor him as a stu- AND SPECIALCOLLECTIONS
dio assistant following gradu- .
ation Saturday. She is also in
the process of creating an art Collections. She also donated May Day festival in 1927; and
program for boys and girls in a cameo sculpture made of more.
the after-school program at clay, twine and homemade Nearly all of the photos in
the McArthur Family YMCA. paper. The four pieces are the exhibit were taken when
For her VSU project, part ofa larger exhibit titled the university was known.as
Delle Donne met with "New Ideas, Old the South Georgia State
Deborah Davis, certified Photographs." Normal College (1913-22)
archivist, director of the uni- Regarding her prints, and then Georgia State
versity's Archives and Delle Donne shared, "The Woman's College (1922-50).
Special Collections and chair- layering of text and imagery Davis said, "We've had a
woman of the Library Art allows the viewer to discover lot of good comments about
Committee. each layer on its own while the exhibit," which will
"At the time, I knew noth- also appreciating the print as remain on display through
ing about archives, but she a whole. I innately strive to Sunday. As they make uni-
steered me in the right direc- make something beautiful, versity history this weekend,
tion and helped me find all but I hope the viewer can summer semester graduates
sorts of images," Delle also take away a sense of and their families are wel-
Donne said. "It was interest- being home from my come to visit the library and
ing seeing how much things works." view the exhibit.
have changed over the'years. She added, "Art is a place "Normally, when we do an
I loved seeing the old books' to call home ... all the com- exhibit, even an art one,.we
and course catalogs. ... At forting things of home are all about passing on facts
that point, it was just a matter accompanied with a deep and information," according
of figuring out which images underlying past and mean- to Archives and Special
would work best for me and ing. I am fascinated by past Collections. "However, this
my project." and present socially con- exhibit is special. If you like
Incorporating imagery structed stigmas and precon- the old pictures that tell sto-
fiom South Georgia State ceived notions regarding ries of this school, stories of
Normal College bulletins what is considered domes- an area family, stories of a
from 1913-17, Delle Donne tic." ,profession, you can come to
created three prints that The "New Ideas, Old the VSU Archives (on the)
have since been purchased Photographs" exhibit fourth floor of Oduin Library
by VSU Archives and Special showcasing Delle Donne's and learn all the facts you
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Monday, 5 p.m.
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Monday,. 12 p.m.
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Thursday, 3 p.m.
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WUo an 1uU p lresente uy
Archives and Special
Collections features 18 indi-
yidually framed photos, two
large collage frames full of
photos and four original
pieces of artwork inspired by
these photos. Visitors can
see the Class of 1919; South
Georgia State Normal
College in 1921, a rare, hand-
colored photograph; librari-
ans at both the 1922 and
1924 Southeastern Library
Association conferences; a
cooking class and the spring
dress uniform from 1914; a
Christmas festival in 1935; a


waniL. oru Ltuis ulatty, WL~Just
want you to savor the photos
without, perhaps, knowing so
much about them. What
meaning do these old, now
gone faces, places, and in the
case of the early campus'
plan, ideas mean now? For
Alli, they talk about women,
home, social constructs and
domesticity. What do they
say to you?"
Contact Alli Delle Donne'
at aldelledonne@valdosta
.edu or Deborah S. Davis at
(229) 259-7756 or
dsdavis@valdosta.edu to
learn more. Visit


LOOKING BACK


50
YEARS


25
YEARS


10
YEARS


The city commission voted 4-1 to proceed with a
bond issue for a natural gas system in Fernandina
Beach, despite opposition by some local organiza-
tions. July 26, 1962

Faced with $150,000 in delinquent payments, the
city of Fernandina Beach drifted an ordinance
authorizing interest charges on unpaid sewer bills
over 30 days. .July 30, 1987

The First District Court of Appeal upheld a
lower court decision that the Nassau County
Commission did not violate Sunshine Law when it
met to discuss building a judicial annex in Yulee
and other matters. July 26, 2002


Boaters be your


own best
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -
Boating and swimming go
hand-in-hand, but unlike a
public pool or beach, boaters
can't count on a lifeguard to
watch over them;
As this summer's f
sweltering heat
wave drives more
boaters to dive into
the deep blue, the
BoatUS.Foundation
for Boating Safety
S(www.BoatUS.com/Foundati
on) has these seven swim-'
ming tips:
1. Always ensure the
engine is off. The best way to
do this is to remove the key
from the ignition, leaving it
in plain view so everyone
knows it won't start.
2. At marinas, stray elec-.
tric current from poorly
maintained boat electrical,
hnd shore power systems
can kill swimmers. Three
separate marina electrocu-
tion incidents over the July 4
holiday left four kids and one
adult dead, and injured sev-
eral others who had tried to
come to their rescue.
3. Never dive in head first
before confirming the water
depth. Mistakenly diving into
a shallow, mucky bottom
may simply leave you
bruised and looking more
like the creature of black
lagoon. However, diving
head first into a hard sandy
bottom, rock or other under-
water obstruction could put
you in a wheelchair. Deploy a
boarding ladder first and
ease yourself in to confirm
water depth. '
, 4. Never swim alone. If


lifeguard
you're in the middle of the
lake and swimming alone,
there's no safety backstop in
case you have a problem -
which could be nearby
boaters unaware of
you.
5. It's always a
S good idea to have a
life jacket or floating
seat cushion close
by (and tied to the
boat) that swimmers
can easily reach while in the
water, or simply hang a dock
line over the side. And even
if you're, a good swimmer,
Swearing a life jacket while in
the water makes you nearly
drown-proof.
6. Never swim under a
boat's swim'platform or near
any boat with the engine run-
ning. You could strike the
running gear or fall victim to
carbon monoxide poisoning
it only takes a few whiffs of
CO to leave swimmers inca-
pacitated or unconscious.
Also stay away from genera-
tor exhaust ports.
S7. When boats and swim-
mers collide, boats always _
win. You're simply asking for
trouble if you swim in naviga-
tion channels or marinas.
Also never swim in areas
with strong river or tidal cur-
rents, which can swiftly
sweep swimmers away from
the boat.
For more information on
boating safety programs
from the BoatUS Foundation,
such as the free Online
Boating Safety Course or
free Kid's LifeJacket Loaner
Program, go to www.BoatUS.
cor/Foundation.


NAMI support
SThe National Alliance for
Mental Illness Consumer
Support Group nieets on
Friday at 11 a.m. at the
Council on Aging, 1367
South 18th St, Fernandina'
Beach, across from. Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson Associ-
ates Inc. will hold concealed
weapon license courses at 6
p.m. today, Aug. 1, 3 6 and 9.
A basic with defensive tactics
course will be held at 7:45
a.m. Adg. 18 and 25. For
scheduling contact Belson at
491-8358, (904) 476-2037 or
gbelson@bellsouth.net. Visit
www.TheBelsonGroup.com.
Fill the boot
Members of Fernandina
Beach Fire Department will
be out in the community to
fill their fire boots with dona-
tions to benefit the Muscular
Dystrophy Association
(MDA) today. Firefighters
will collect donations from
passersby at Sadler Road and
14th Street from 11 a.m.-2
p.m. and from 4-7 p.m. For
information contact
Meredith Picray at the
Jacksonville East District
office at (904) 296-7434 or
visit www.mda.org.
Court of Honor
Boy Scout Troop 701
invites all local Eagle Scouts
to its first National'Eagle
Scout Court of Honor on
Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. for William
Black Appleton. The event
will be held at Living Waters
World Outreach Center's
new church property off SR
107 in Nassauville. RSVP by
text, voice mail or email to
(904) 742-3481 or jenniferap-
pleton3@gmail.com.
Fun sail
A remote controlled
model boats fun sail and
exhibition will be held on
Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon
at Amelia Island Plantation.
All'model boats welcome,
working or static, finished or
not, except gas powered.
Spectators, including super-
vised children, especially
welcome. Call'Hal Mather at
261-6420 for details and to
arrange for a pass at the
security gate.
Spay/neuter day
River City Community
Animal Hospital will offer
low-cost spay/neuters,
checkups and vaccinations
for area pets at Petco in
.Yulee on Aug. 21. Appoin-
tments are required by call-
ing (904) 733-8123. Leave
your name and telephone
number, including area code.
Visit rccah.org for more.
The mobile animal hospi-
tal is a nonprofit (501(c)3)
spay and neuter facility that
travels throughout Northeast
Florida and southeastern


.Georgia, providing lower fee
spay and neuter services for
everyone.
Healing camp
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida will host
Camp Healing Powers
Sept. 7-9.
Specialists in grief and
bereavement lead activities
that help children identify
and express their feelirigs
and learn skills to navigate
the grief journey in a safe,
supportive and fun environ-
ment. For children ages 7-17.
A $35 deposit is returned
upon completion of camp,
held at the Marywood
Retreat and Conference
Center in northern St Johns
County. Space is limited. Call
(904) 407-6222 to learn more
and schedule an appointment
for a camp assessment.
Upward sports
First Baptist Church is
offering Upward Basketball
& Cheerleading in the
Family Life Center on South
Eighth Street for children
kindergarten-sixth grade.
Register at FBFirst.com.
The season includes one-
hour practice each week
where coaches teach skills
like dribbling, shooting and
passing in basketball and
stanceS, motions,jumps and
cheers in cheerleading.
Early registration has
begun. Sign up online or stop
by the church at 1600 S.
Eighth St. during regular
business hours.
Program enrolling
Homeschool program
Classical Conversations is
enrolling Nassau County stu-
,dents in K4-6 grade for the
2012-13 school year.
Information and enrollment
sessions are scheduled in
Fernandina Beach, Yulee
and North Jacksonville in
July and August.
Classical Conversations'
aims to lead the home-cen-
tered education movement
by equipping parents and
students with the classical
tools of learning needed to
discover the order and beau-
ty of God's creation and to
inspire others to do the
same. Go to www.classical-
conversations.com and con-
tact Tabitha Mudd at 556-
6757 or tabithamudd@
yahoo.com.
Advocates wanted
Florida's Iong-Term Care
Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers to join its corps of
dedicated advocates who
protect the rights of elders
who live in nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and
adult family care homes. The
program's local councils are
seeking additional volunteers
to identify, investigate and
resolve residents' concerns.
To learn more call toll-free 1-
888-831-0404 or visit http://
ombudsman.myflorida.com.


WEEKLY UPDATE










FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012 NEWS News-Leader


Budget proceedings
On Wednesday a letter of transmission and synopsis
of the cily budget from the city manager is due to city com-
missioners, which includes a copy of the current 2012-13
budget as agreed to so far.
On Thursday, a special meeting will be held at 5:05
p m in City Hall, 204 Ash St. to set the millage rate
Tuesday. Aug. 7 is the regular city commission meet-
ing in City Hall at 6 p m
On Monday, Aug 13 a budget workshop is scheduled
at 5 p m in City Hall chambers


Proposed'adjustments'
Recreation savings:
Eliminate one pal-time position
from the youth program
Operate MLK after-school tutoring
four days per week instead of five
Discontinue Teen Center operations .
Close Peck Center gymnasium
Saturday and Sunday ..
City fire overtime budget cuts:
Minimum staffing level ...
Mandated overtime
Holiday overtime .
Ocean Rescue holiday overtime ..
Shrimp Festival and special events


CITY otinued from ZA
es really are."
Gerrity said he planned to
go through potential city budg-
et cuts "one at a time," and to
talk with Filkoff about "bring-
ing in nonprofits.:' He noted
he had spoken with Bill
Gower, foundation president
of the Boys & Girls Club of
Nassau County, about part-
nering with the city for youth
services. He also told Poynter
that, as far as consolidating
recreational services in one
place, "we're pretty much
maxed out at the rec centers."
"We heard last week that
neither the Atlantic Rec
Center nor MLK want to lose
those programs," Vice Mayor
Jeffrey Bunch said. "So (con-
solidation) is pretty much out
the door." He also noted that if
more recreational services are
moved to the Atlantic Avenue
center, "we're going to get into
busing kids ... then we get into
a space problem as far as fire
codes."
"Here's my concern,"
Poynter said. "We never seem
to look at doing business dif-
ferently from the way we did it
last year. We are refusing to
look at alternative ways of
making this better. I under-
stand people's angst.... This-is
my fourth budget, and every
year we have less money, and
every year everyone wants the
somethingg" ',' ',
'"We:can continue to tweak
and cut here and there, where
we can," Gerrity said, "and get


NEPOTISM
Continued from 1A
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who they are, what their name
is or what part of the county or
wherever they live in."
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nonprofits to share in the costs
of our programs."
"1 don't like bringing in a
tax increase on my first budg-
et,",Gerrity said. 'But I feel in
my heart this is at the best
interest of the city.... Positions
will be eliminated this year.
There are no raises or salary
increases for anyone in this
city in this budget. I pretty
much feel this is where we're
,at right now."
Commissioners also dis-
cussed raising recreational
fees for non-city residents and
making sure all users pay the
correct fee.
"Why on earth are we not
collecting (fees)?" Poynter
asked. "If I can't prove I'm a
resident I should pay the high-
er price.... We have programs
for people that are less advan-
taged. We could do a sliding
scale. If people can pay more,
let them pay more."
"Everybody needs to
understand it's hard to figure
out these numbers for every-
body," Bunch said. "You're not
getting everything taken away.
It's not set in stone."
Filkoff also suggested leav-
ing $35,000 in the city budget
for nonprofits and choosing
how to use those funds after
the budget is approved.
Commissioners will have
to make final decisions on
budget cuts before the start
of the fiscal year on Oct. 1,
and must As6tihd;VWt whetlei-
to increase the cily's property
tax rate on Thursday.
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is Selby, due to his hiring
authority, Hallman said.
"Only Mr. Selby hires, so
his brother can never work
here.".
gpelican@fbnewsleader.comn


Clerk: I

GARRICI'H PLII.CAN
News Leader
Nassau County may be
skirting its purchasing policy
and the formal bidding process
by handing out extensions to
contractors hired initially for
one job, its chief financial officer
reminded commissioners in a
letter July 18.
In his letter, Clerk of Court
John Crawford raised concerns
about contract extensions and
amendments that raise contract
costs, which he says conflict
with the goals of the county's
purchasing policy. The practice
avoids competition and pre-
vents the county from getting
the best deal, Crawford said.
To resolve the issue the
clerk recommended that com-
missioners revise the policy so
that no contract exceeds a total
of five years, including
renewals, before it is rq-bid.
Any price changes surpassing
the cost of the initial contract
should start a new bidding
process, Crawford said.
"Contracts that were origi-
nally awarded pursuant to the
county's formal competitive bid
process are being renewed or
extended for several years
beyond the original ierform-
ance period of the contract with-
out being re-bid," the letter stat-
ed.


Revise purchase

"I am concerned that this but rather a pointed reminder t
practice while within the that competitive bidding
board's discretion results in ensures the county gets the
failure to achieve the goals of best deal possible.
the purchasing policy. Even "I took Mr. Crawford's letter s
more alarming is the practice of to be a well-intentioned
amending contracts to allow reminder that the underlying u
.price increases outside of the philosophy of the purchasing 1
formal bidding process." policy is that we're benefited r
The goals of the purchasing by competitive bidding," said
policy, the clerk said, are to get Hallman, who noted that he
the best deal,'to conduct busi- speaks for contract manager (
ness fairly with vendors and to Charlotte Young as well. "Idid-s
maximize competition. But n't take it as any admonition r
clauses included in contracts that anyone 'did anything t
that allow the county to extend wrong." r
contracts indefinitely and raise Crawford said the issue i
costs are not consistent with stems from the county prefer- ,
those goals, the clerk said. ring the "convenience" of
"How can the county be extending current contracts to 1
assured it is getting the best the formal bidding process,
deal unless it regularly goes which can last up to 90 days. t
out to bid?" Crawford's letter Department heads occa- p
asked. sionally have elected to extend I
Crawford said his office has contracts when they're short (
seen a marked increase in con- on time, Hallman said. i
tracts with language allowing As an example, the clerk
for unlimited renewals and cost cited the county's contract with o
hikes. Clauses like these run a vendor that supplies asphalt t
against the best interest of tax- concrete. The county awarded e
payers and vendors alike, he that vendor a two-year contract
said. on Sept. 24, 2007 with options a
"The county is not promot- for one-year renewals or exten- j
ing competition if it continually sions, but the board has since i
renews or extends a contract extended the contract four l
with a single vendor for sever- times so that it would expire
al years," the letter stated. on Sept. 30, 2013 four years s
County Attorney David beyond the initial term. Those
Hallman said he did not read extensions limit competition o
the clerk's letter as a rebuke, and the county's ability to get


APPEAL the city lost the case.
Final arguments in the case
Continued from 1A were Tuesday. City commis-
Court, ordered the city to pay sioners were informed of the
$1.2 million in attorney fees and result, and they are scheduled
other costs to McGill, the city's to meet in private session Aug.
fixed-base operator at its munic- 13 to discuss the matter.
ipal airport. That included atlor- The lawsuit began in 2004
ney fees for McGill of $937,558. because the city complained
The city has since incurred that McGill Aviation was taking
possibly another $3 0,000 in over more land at the municipal
legal fees of its own and a sim- airport than its lease stated.
ilar amount for McGill, plus McGill countered the city was
$80,000 or so in interest that violating FAA rules and block:
lhas accrued on the amount ing the company from building
owed in the past year. T-hangars. The city tried to evict
A large portion of the liabil- McGill in October 2004, but
ity for the judgment falls on the Judge Brian Davis stopped the
city's former insurer, Old eviction.
Republic International Corp., The city's latest appeal did
which no longer insures the city. not introduce any new evidence
It dropped the city's coverage or witnesses, but rather was
last year. based on the case's record.
"It is not good news for the In addition to damages, the
city," Bach said Thursday. "It is city must pay a $300,000 rent
good news for the McGills." credit to McGill, which comes
"We're just glhd' it's over. :.'otf its Jil.cach' ninthV
she said. Bach said all numbers were
A lesser portion of the judg- "approximate figures," and City
ment, some $400,000, is for. Controller Patti Clifford was tal-
damages. Most of the money, lying up the exact totals. But it
goes to legal fees for the two is likely the city's cost of the
parties in the lawsuit. McGill lawsuit will exceed $2
"Each side, roughly speak- million once all is said and done.
ing, spent a million dollars on McGillAviation handles fuel
this case," Bach said. sales, light ground support and
The city, or its insurer, paid a Hertz rental car franchise at
the costs for both sides since the airport.


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policy

he best deal, Crawford said.
County records show
County Manager Ted Selby,
Hallman and Crawford each
signed off on the renewals.
We're not trying to hold things
up," Crawford said of stamping
his approval on the contract
renewals.
Individual department
heads choose whether to renew
or re-bid contracts, Hallman
said, and they have chosen
"enewals when crunched for
;ime. "We try to constantly
remind department heads how
important it is to plan ahead
nd make the decision to
extend or re-bid ahead of time,"
he said.
S"Sometimes in the contract,
they'll extend it'and accept a
)rice increase from the vendor.
Think that's a big. no-no,"
Crawford said: "We're not say-
ng they're breaking the law;
we're saying putting things
)ut for competitive bidding is in
he best interest of the taxpay-
ers;"
As the county's internal
auditors, Crawford said, it's the
ob of the clerk's office to mon-
tor expenses and be the pub-
ic's check and balance system
when it comes to reining in
spending.
"They need to follow my rec-
)mmendation,"'the clerk said.
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Last chance to visit local


disaster
TALLAHASSEE Tropical
Storm Debby survivors have
through Saturday to visit disas-
ter recovery centers in Baker
and Nassau counties.
Representatives from the
Floridla Division of Emergency
Management, Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency,
U.S. Small Business Admini-
stration and other agencies are
at the center to explain disaster
assistance programs and help
survivors apply for aid.
The state and FEMA close-
ly monitor visitor traffic at all
Florida disaster recovery cen-
ters. Traffic to the Baker and
Nassau county centers has


recovery
decreased, indicating the in for-
mation needs of survivors in
those areas have mostly been
met.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
today and Saturday at the
Nassau County Emergency
Operations Center (across the
street from the Nassau County
Judicial Annex), 77150 Citizens
Circle, Yulee.'
Help is always available by
calling FEMA's toll-free helpline
at 800-621-3362. Lines are open,
from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and assis-
tance is available in most lan-
guages. Survivors who are deaf
or hard of hearing and use a
STIY can call800-462-7585.


center
Helpline staff can direct sur-
vivors to any of the remaining
recovery centers.if face-to-face
guidance is needed. The near-
est center can also be found by
going to
www.FEMA.gov/DRCLocator.
If possible, survivors should
register with FEMA before
going to a center. Registration is
available by calling the helpline;
going online to www.Disaster
Assistance.gov; or by using the
FEMA app or going to m.fema:
gov with a smartphone or tablet.
For more information on
Florida's disaster recovery, visit
www.fema.gov or www.flori-
dadisaster.org/.


Legal services are available
TALLAHASSEE Legal contact: fema@flabar.org. Survivors and'business own-
services are available to sur- Examples of disaster telat- ers who sustained damages or
vivors affected by Tropical ed legal assistance.include: losses in those counties desig-
Storm Debby in the 22 coun- Assistance with insurance nated for individual assistance
ties designated for federal indi- claims (life, medical, property, can register with FEMA by one
vidual assistance. etc.): of the following methods:
Survivors who can't afford Counseling on landlord/ Call 800621-FEMA(3362).
an attorney add who run into tenant problems; Assistance is available in most
legal difficulties due to the Assisting in consumer pro- languages and lines are open 7
storm may call the Florida tection matters, remedies and a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a
Disaster Legal Services hotline procedures; week. If you are deaf or hard of
at 866-550-2929 Monday Replacement of wills and hearing and use aTIY, call 800-
through Friday from 9a.m. to 5 other important legal docu- 462-7585.
p.m. Assistance is available in ments destroyed in the disas- Go online to www.Disaster
Spanish. ter. Assistance.gov.
A volunteer attorney from The 22 counties designated By smartphone or tablet,
the Florida Young Lawyer's for individual assistance with, use the FEMA app or go to
Division of the American Bar the Federal Emergency m.fema.gov.
Association will respond within Management Agency include Visit www.fema.gov or www.
48 hours. For email inquiries Nassau County. floridadisaster.org.


Bridge loans for businesses
TALLAHASSEE Florida's processed. To be eligible a business
Small Business Emergency Owners of small business- must have been established
Bridge Loan Program provides es with two to .100 employees in prior to June 25 and demon-
emergency, short-term, inter- counties impacted by Tropical state physical damage as a
est-free loans to small busi- Storm Debby may apply for result of Tropical Storm
nesses in 36 eligible counties, short-term loans for $1,000 to Debby.
including Nassau, to assist in $25,000'until Aug. 25. To complete an application,
reestablishing business during Loans are granted in terms or for more information on the
the interim period before other of 90 or 180 days and are inter- program, visit www.floridadis-
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SUBMITTED
More than 200 Nassau County democrats attended President Obama's speech in
Jacksonville on July 19, including Johh Nicholson, Joan Cipriano, Joyce Frink,
Lorraine Bauchmann, Jay-Paul Thibault, Carla Voisard, Samantha Voisard, Courtney


Tyson-Shelby and Jean DesBarres.

Candidate debate
Nassau Patriots Tea Party is scheduled to
host a public debate for Nassau County
Commission candidates today at the
Fernandina Beach Police Department train-
ing room, 125 Lime St. The evening begins
with a meet and greet from 6:30-7 p.m. and
the debate will take place from 7-9 p.m.
Low Country Boil
Nassau County Democrats' annual Low
Country Boil is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday at
the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave. Keynote speaker for the
evening will be Nancy Soderberg,-former
U.S. representative for special affairs at the
U.S. mission to the United Nations and cur-
rent Democratic candidate for Florida State
Senate, District 4.
Cost is $40 per person. Tickets may be
purchased from any Democratic Executive
Committee member and at the Democratic
Club at the corner of Eighth and Date streets
in Fernandina Beach.
For more information, contact the club at
261-3364 or Carla Voisard at (904) 849-7076
or csvoisard@gmail.com.
Endorsements
Pat Edwards, Republican candidate for
Nassau County Commission, has been
endorsed by Nassau County Fire Rescue
Professionals Local 3101. "We can think of no
other candidate that possesses the skill,
knowledge, tact, honor and professionalism
that you will bring to this office," wrote


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FRIDAY, JULY 27,2012 NEWS News-Leader


Eight is enough


The "W Questions" Who?
What? When? Where? and
Why? are a powerful group.
Maybe the hardest for
most to answer is When?
When do I ask her out? When
do I propose? When do we
start a family? That short pro-
gression illustrates how the
subject of when is so impor-
tant. When do I/we buy a car
is tough'for many consumers
to answer. A few are very
structured and follow a game
plan based on miles, age or
mechanical shape. Most real-
ly don't know when they will
buy next. There is no one-
size-fits-all answer, but my
argument this week for a
good number of you is eight
years is enough.
An eight-year-old car is a
2004 model and soon to be a
S005 model. That sounds pret-
ty recent, but it is not. Many
will say that my car still looks
great, my car hasn't given me
a minute's trouble, my car has
low miles, my car is paid for


or other
rationaliza-
tions. I hear
S you and that
S is exactly
S why it is a
good time
before the
S negatives
present
IEFFER'S themselves.
CORNER Unlike
... __ decades
past, these
RickKeffer eight-year-
old 80-140k mile cars are
worth something. They make
a nice down payment. Maybe
you can keep the finance term
to 48 or 60 months versus 72
months. If you are a cash
buyer, that's less of a hit to
your savings. Thank Cash for
Clunkers for sucking a huge
group of older cars off the
market in a short window.
Older cars have been worth
more ever since. Plus, older
cars are better than in
decades past, creating more


value. After a point, cars
become junkers. At that point,
the window is past and you
don't have much to trade to-
wards a replacement vehicle.
This opinion of eight years
is not something I read or
heard. It is my unscientific
assessment of today's market-
place, and if we commis-
sioned a university study, I
bet it would be right It is not
just for new car buyers, inci-
dentally. Trading a 2005 for a
2010 would accomplish a lot
and offer big bang for the
buck. Now that you know
when, can I help with Where?
At your new and used car
dealers in Nassau County. We
support our county and would
appreciate it. Have.a good
week.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge
ChryslerJeep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive
stories about automobile use
and ownership.
rwkcar@aol.com


Disabled parking permit?


New state laws affect you


TALLAHASSEE If you
Shave a blue permanent disabled
parking permit, you need to be
aware of the new requirements
put in place by Florida law-
makers. The Florida Depart-
ment of Highway Safety and
Mptor Vehicles will implement
the new law.
Effective Oct. 1, any person
issued a blue permanent dis-
abled parking permit must
renew the permit every four
years and, when doing so, pro-
vide a certificate of disability
completed and signed by a cer-
tifying authority within the last
12 months. That means every
blue disabled parking permit
holder will, at least every four
years and within 12 months of
the date of their renewal, fill
out Form HSMV 83039. Permit
holders will not have to pay a
renewal fee.
In addition, effective July 1,
if your blue permanent disabled
tc d iik% p.i Ii',i; Ilu-I t or1 stolen,
a replacement will only be
issued if you submit the same
documentation required for
renewals. The new law does
not affect red temporary dis-
abled parking permits, nor peo-
ple who have disabled (wheel-
chair) license plates.
Under current Florida law,
blue disabled parking permit
holders must renew their park-
ing permits every four years,
but they do not have to submit
certificates of disability when
renewing. They can renew
online, by mail or by visiting a
Tax Collector's office.
The legislation also directs
DHSMV to collect calls report-
ing abuse of the permits.'Calls
should be placed to the
DHSMV Customer Service
Center at (850) 617-3803.
The blue disabled parking
permit with a current sticker
must be visible from the front
and rear of a motor vehicle.
One side of the permit must
display the applicant's driver
license number or state identi-
fication card number along with
a warning the applicant must.
have such identification at all


You must now provide documentation to
obtain or renew or replace a disabled
parking permit.


times while using the parking
permit.
Illegally obtaining or using a
permit can result in the loss of
the parking permit and carries
the potential for criminal penal-
ties as outlined in Florida
Statute 320.0848.
The Florida Department of
Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles provides highway safe-
ty and security through excel-


lence in service, education and
enforcement. The Department
is leading the way to a safer
Florida through the efficient
and professional execution of
its core mission: the issuance of
driver licenses, vehicle tags and
titles and operation of the
Florida Highway Patrol. To
learn more about DHSMV and
the services offered, visit
www.flhsmv.gov.


Don't leave children,



pets in a hot car


TALLAHASSEE As tem-
peratures set records across
the state and nation, the De-
partment of Children and
Families and the Florida High-
way Patrol are reminding par-
ents and caregivers to pay
attention to their tiniest pas-
sengers.
It is never appropriate to
leave young children, vulnera-
ble adults or pets unattended in
a car. And during the summer
months, hot temperatures can
be fatal.
SHigh temperatures outside
of a vehicle mean extreme tem-
peratures inside. A child, vul-
nerable adult or animal can suf-
fer from a potentially fatal or
debilitating'heat stroke within


minutes. In one national study,
the leading,cause for children
left unattended in hot vehicles
was attributed to drivers simply
forgetting a child was in the
car and leaving them behind.
In Florida, it is a second-
degree misdemeanor to leave
a child younger than age 6 in
an unattended car for a period
in excess of 15 minutes. Tem-
peratures inside a car during
the summer have the potential
,to rise up to 200 degrees. A
child's body is not as efficient
as an adult's, and a child's core
body temperature can rise
three to five times faster than
that of an adult with a greater
potential for heat stroke.
Drivers carrying precious


cargo should create a back-up
system to remind them to
check for sleeping tiny pas-
sengers.
Each year, ICF and FHP
investigate incidents where
children and vulnerable adults
have been left unattended in
vehicles during sweltering
summer days. Every year,
there are preventable
tragedies: In the past decade,
across the country, more than
200 children have died after
being left in hot cars.
Anyone who sees a young
child or vulnerable adult left
unattended in a vehicle during
these extreme summer tem-
peratures should contact emer-
gency personnel immediately.


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OPINION


VIEWPOINT/RoBERT M. WEINTRAUB/MARSI I LAKES


Health care dialogue,
T wo recent News- opinion supported the idea of Senate career was not coming ro
Leader articles on universal health coverage. A together with Republicans on si
the health care National Opinion Research Nixon's plan. re
issue by local writ- Center poll reported that 87 The idea of comprehen- ca
ers struck a sharp contrast on percent of Americans sive health care in which all th
how this critical national issue believed that health care was Americans would have health wc
is being discussed. On the a right of all Americans. This insurance bounced around as
one hand we had Dan popular feeling was further a political football for a quar- be
Berman and Susan Randers, elaborated by academics of ter of a century. In 1986, so
university professors, provid- the time. Two Princeton econ- Congress passed the th
ing a thoughtful and challeng- omists, Herman and Anne Emergency Medical Re
ing piece ("We can end health Somers, summarized a report Treatment and Active Labor ce
care crisis," July 6) in which to Congress with: "Access to Act that requires hospitals of
they called for a community- medical care is a necessity, and ambulance services to wi
wide dialogue so a common not a luxury, and that univer- provide care to anyone need- in,
ground to the issue can be sal protection is required," ing emergency treatment ca
found. They were answered and warned against "two- regardless of citizenship, Re
by News-Leader columnist, class" quality of care. legal status or ability to pay. Cl
Steve Nicklas ("Is this what In his 1974 State of the This program included no on
the doctor ordered?" July 11), Union address, Republican provisions for reimburse- th
who is a financial advisor. President Richard M. Nixon ment. As a result, hospitals "ii
Nicklas' column was an called for comprehensive across the country faced re
almost word-for-word rehash health insurance and intro- unpaid bills and mounting he
of the Republican Party's anti- duced the Comprehensive expenses to care for the unin- th
Obamacare mantra that Health Insurance Act. Nixon's sured that used emergency rid
offered no new ideas on how plan would have mandated rooms for primary care.
to deal with the health care employers to purchase health Those treatment costs get su
issue, insurance for their employ- shifted to the taxpayer in the Fc
How did we get to this ees, and provided a federal form of uncompensated care W
mess where honest efforts to health plan, similar to reimbursements to hospitals tai
resolve a health care crisis Medicaid, that any American or inflate the coverage rates inc
are met with political rheto- could join.' The bill didn't of others who pay for their Gi
ric? History can be very pass because Democrats insurance or get it through
revealing and helpful in sort- opposed it on technicalities. their employers, be
ing this out. Democratic Senator Ted This is clearly a form of pno
In the late 1960s and early Kennedy said years later that socialized medicine and is the co
1970s, predominant public the biggest mistake of his system we currently have. Ch
People without health insur- Jo
ance get a "free ride" with the icy
Today ounn costs of their care passed on th
O& Oto the rest of the public in the Ro
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oom care is the most expen-
ve form of health care it
suited in America's health
are system becoming
e most expensive in the
world.
Politicians of all stripes
'came concerned about this
icialization of medicine and
e costs it was generating.
republicans formulated a con-
;pt that combined the virtue
individual responsibility
th an end to the cost-shift-
g that plagued the health
re system. The late
republican Senator John H.
hafee of Rhode Island was
ne of the early champions of
is idea that included an
idividual mandate" that
quired everyone to obtain
health insurance coverage
us eliminating the "free
de."
Sen. Chafee's concept won
pport from the Heritage
>undation, the conservative
ashington, D.C.-based think
nk and many in Congress,
cluding Rep. Newt
ngrich.
When Mitt Romney
*came Massachusetts gover-
ir in 1993 he named as his
mmissioner of public health
pristine Ferguson, who was
hn Chafee's health care pol-
y advisor and helped design
e individual mandate.
>mney introduced the
lafee/Ferguson plan in the
assachusetts Legislature
d with a lift from Ted


Kennedy (who rued his fail-
ure to support Nixon's plan),
the measure passed and
became known as
"Romneycare."
"Romneycare" has largely
been a success: It has led to
almost universal access in the
Bay State and has been
accepted by Massachusetts
residents. A public opinion
survey in the Boston Globe
showed that 63 percent of
state residents approve of it.
When Barack Obama
became president he sought
the same answers to the
health care crisis that
Romney had. Anxious to end
political stalemate and come
to an accommodation with
Republicans, and urged by
Ted Kennedy, he adopted the
GOP-backed "Romneycare"
as the core of his Patient
Protection and Affordable
Care Act.
SIronically, instead of wel-
coming the adoption of the
Republicans' 25-year-old.
health care plan that would
end socialization of medicine'
brought about by the 1986
act, the GOP made an about-
face and has engaged in the
type of political rhetoric
exemplified by Steve Nicklas'
column.
Which brings us back to
the Berman-Randers View-
point. The current law is far
from perfect. There are many
issues that make American
health care the costliest in the
world that must be
addressed. These issues will
not be resolved by political
rhetoric. Had Ted Kennedy
worked with Richard Nixon in
1974 many of these issues
would be moot. Let's not
make that same mistake. Let's
stop the rhetoric and start the
dialogue!


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i VIEWPOINT/JOHN ZIMMERMAN/AMELIA ISLAND



Values decline, America adrift'


I wrote a book, America Adrift Righting
the Course, because I am worried about
the decline in values that made America
great and the best place in the world to
live. These values include honesty, trust, loyal-
ty, self-accountability, moderation and respect.
The decline is causing problems across all
segments of society: government leaders not
trusted; a national debt out of control; tradi-
tional marriage less than 50 percent of house-
holds; a father in only 40 percent of homes;
single parenthood rising; prescription drugs
used recreationally; alcohol the most serious
problem on college campuses; public educa-
tion in disarray as far as quality and gradua-
tion rates; and our young losing the virtue of
hard work, loyalty and respect. Values now are
adjtisted to fit the situation at hand.
Some say the older generation always feels
the current one is going to the dogs. I believe
there are changes today far different and fun-
damental than any in the past: countries and
large numbers of terrorists who want our way
of life eliminated; a world economy with
nations overtaking our historical leadership in
many areas: an educational system falling far
behind many nations; and the serious long-
term consequences of importing more than we
export. Those changes, plus the results of our


S decline in val-
f iues, mean sen i-
-, ous problems for
our future way of
w" life.
I passionately
believe that
good values a-re
the key to effec-
tive decision-
making, behav-
ior and
relationships
with others. I
grew up in the
1930s and '40s in
a middle class
home in Wisconsin. Life was simpler then: my
folks knew their role as parents; we respected
school; "drop out" was not a known term; teen
pregnancy was rare; except for alcohol, drugs
were not known; few were overweight physi-
cal activity was the norm; most families went to
church; we ate dinners as a family and talked
about issues facing us and what to do about
them; our home was open and my parents
knew my friends; and the banker, lawyer and
businessman were respected community lead-
ers, Sound values guided our way of life.


I spent my career consulting with compa-
nies around the world helping them see the
importance of sound values as the basis for
current operations and future business direc-
tion to assure long-term growth and success.
My wife and I raised four. sons with positive val-
ues which guide their lives today. I mentored
several young men, focusing on values, and
worked extensively with two community chari-
ties that saw the importance of values to suc-
cess.
The major thrust in America Adrift is sug-
gesting many ways each of us can accept the
challenge, get involved and help right the
course to regain the dream and promise
America has always stood for. I firmly believe
that if we do not turn this values tide our
grandchildren and those who follow will find
themselves in a nation with a very uncertain
and troubled future. I assure you that the
greatest reward one can have is to improve
someone's values and quality of life, allowing
them to become productive and beneficial
members of society.
America Adrift may be purchased from
iUniverse, the local bookstores and Amazon.
Autographed hard- or soft-cover copies are
available with a message to email at
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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


Alternatives
Re: Your July 20 edition,
We would greatly miss not having
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center pool
available for lap swimming in the cool-
er months. We live in the Yulee area
and that is the only pool open to the
public when the temperature is cool.
Would think the same applies to the
swim teams and water aerobics. How
about if the regular swimmers and aer-
obics people would become patrons
of the pool and contribute $200 or more
to the yearly heating and upkeep of
the pool?
The beach is a great asset to all
residents of Nassau County; however,
the costly replacement of sand eroded
by the ocean primarily benefits- the
homes and businesses with oceanfront
property. A district ofproperty owners
cold be formed to help with costs
when the federal government, state
and local taxpayers are presently hav-
ing trouble paying these costs. The
owners of these properties have the
most to lose if nothing is done to
restore what the ocean takes away.
The Council on Aging should
look into renting vacant stores (such as
the former Kmart or Food Lion prop-,
ertiesas.an ,alternative to trying to
raise finds ahd cbnstruct aT'ew facili-
ty. A new building would be nice, but
perhaps renting is a good option in
tough times?
Audrey Graham
Fernandina Beach

Horses
Was recently on the beach and a
group of horses went by with a gen-
tleman behind them carrying a big
scoop. I complimented them for pick-
ing up after the horses. We have a law
to pick up after the many dogs on our
beaches and I was glad to see someone
doing it with their horses. Good going,
Happy Trails.
Sandy Neuss
Fernandina Beach

Pirates champion reading
A big thank you to five Fernandina
Pirates, Paulette Wright, Linda Scott,
Kelley McCrimmon, Kathy Brown and
George Jernigan, for making stories
come alive for children on July 14 at the
Peck Center Library.
The Pirates stressed the impor-
tance of reading both for the fun of it
and for success in school. They
brought their own pirate books and
thrilled parents and children alike as
they read to them and acted out the sto-
ries. They gave a demonstration of
rope tying and all the children partic-
ipated.
We are fortunate to have the Pirates
as a part of our community and for all
that they contribute to make Amelia
Island a great place to live. They light-


Sen our hearts and make us srhile
through their caring. The Pirates par-
ticipate in many not-for-profit activities
on the Island and are an integral part
of our community. We thank them.
Ernie Albert, Peck Center
library Coordinator
Sharon Stanley, Volunteer
JoAnn Hertz, Family Resource
Center of Nassau County

What a lovely place we
Itvein
Last week I went out to get gasoline
and do some errands (I had my little
dog, Girlie Q, with me). I stopped at the
Flash Food on 14th and Jasmine. I
pumped my petrol and got back in my
vehicle. Just then I saw an employee of
Flash Food motioning to me to stop.
He told me I had a flat tire! I did. He
then came out with a can of air and
installed it for me. He then instructed
me to go slowly to Tire Kingdom and
have it repaired.
"Go directly," he instructed.
I did. They said, "We'll get you
going."
One half hour later, I was all set to
go. I asked how much I owed. They
said, "Nothing it was their pleasure
to help me."
How about this?
Thank you to all.
Isabel 0. B. Gaw
Fernandina Beach

Gun control
In the wake of the movie theater
mass shootings in Colorado, odds are
the NRA will say that everyone in the
theater should have been armed with
assault rifles and handguns. I can't
even envision the resulting massacre.
Will Congress finally free them-
selves of their ties to the NRA and do
something meaningful to protect the
American public? Doubtful. Sad, so
Ssad that the legislators of this great
nation, and state, value human life so
little.
Steve Reden
Fernandina Beach

Washed up
The wreck of the 103-foot Amazing
Grace shrimp boat, the second in the
last week, littered our entire beach
with a unbelievable amount of wreck-
age from fiberglass, foam, mattress-
es, air conditioners, freezers and nail-
encrusted wood in pieces that weighed
several hundred pounds, a lot of dan-
gerous, hard to handle material that
required tractors, front-end loaders,
dump trucks and many trucks and a lot
of hard work.
Congratulations to the county
Maintenance and Road and Bridge
departments, especially Jerry and his
crew. Congratulations to Rex Lester
and his crew for the city maintenance


OLL .EJOHANSSQON/CAGIcCARTONS SWEDEN


department's fine job.
Everyone, residents and guests,
owes you all a debt of gratitude for a
huge job that was well done.
Hopefully it is through washing up.
Rollins Snelling
Beach Services

Look for the balloon
The white balloon meetings will
continue for a while. There was one
person at the first one, two at the sec-
ond and none at the third. But I don't
give up easily. Again, I think it is criti-
cal that the citizens of the community
have access to all the information that
your government is using to make.
decisions. If you think something is
critical to the community, talk to us
about it. I continue to believe that we
can all have productive conversations
as long as we're all informed.
SIt is my hope that folks will take
advantage of the fact that commis-
sioners are all available by email
and/or phone (all that contact info is on
the city website). As you might recall,
I have a regular meeting for any and all
who care to attend the first Thursday
of every month starting at 7 p.m. in the
Fernandina Beach Police Community
Room.
I have also been going to various
sites within the city for a few weeks
now (with my white balloon) during
the day to try to be more available to
those who have difficulties with
evenings. The next white balloon meet-
ings will start at 10:30 a.m. on:


Wednesday, Aug. 8, front lawn of
Atlantic Aven'ue Recreation Center
Wednesday, Aug. 15, Seaside
Park
Please note, the community room
meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 2
has to be cancelled due to a budget
workshop. We'll resume that sched-
ule in September. And you can always
reach me at 583-8629 or at
afilkoff@fbfl.org.
As for the upcoming Wednesday
meetings, look for the white balloon -
I'll be holding it!
Hope to see you soon!
Arlene Filkoff, Mayor
Fernandina Beach

Schools'budget
The Nassau County School Board
is working on the budget that will be
adopted soon. As your School Board
member I wanted to take the oppor-
tunity to be sure that you understand
what is happening with your tax dollars
that are collected to ensure that chil-
dren receive the proper education. The
Nassau County School Board receives
over $150 million each year in tax rev-
enues fiom the state and local proper-
ty taxes. Property owners who pay
these taxes have a vested interest in
how the School Board allocates and
budgets your tax dollars. At the most
recent budget workshop, the board
voted to not raise the millage and to
conduct workshops to find ways to
allocate your dollars in the most appro-
priate manner.
It is important for school districts to
provide budgetary transparency to
enable taxpayers, parents and educa-
tion advocates to obtain school district
budget and related information in a
manner that is simply explained and
easily understandable. Budgetary
transparency leads to more responsible
spending, more citizen involvement
and improved accountability. A budg-
et that is not transparent, accessible
and accurate cannot be properly ana-
lyzed, its implementation thoroughly
monitored, or its outcomes evaluated.
While the Nassau County School
Board still has work to do to meet new
standards contained within legislative
language, I am committed to continu-
ing to advocate for greater trans-
parency in how school board budgets
are prepared, how this information is
made available to the citizens and to
expand the opportunities for the com-
munity to offer input. In most instances
few attend the budget workshops and
too many times the board does not


receive the input from the community
that is needed to ensure that the tax
dollars are aligned with the needs of
the citizens.
A recent example was the propos-
al to allocate $2:5 million for the reno-
vation of the School Board district
office. When we have inadequate sci-
ence and technology facilities in our
schools, it is inappropriate to spend
$2:5 million on renovations to a build-
ing that is used for bimonthly board
meetings and serves to house the
administrative staff of the schools. I
believe that these dollars should be
invested into science labs and tech-
nology that will help expand the num-
ber of students enrolled in STEM (sci-
ence; technology, engineering and
math). It.is common knowledge that
the path to good-paying jobs will lie in
encouraging more students to pursue
these fields. I will seek to amend this
proposal so that the proposed dollars
are reallocated to facilities that will
enable our students a greater advan-
tage as they consider STEM studies
and higher learning.
The success of education is depend-
ent upon the involvement and partici-
pation of the community: the taxpayers,
educators, parents and students. Now
is the time for you to make your views
heard in how the School Board should
set priorities or allocate funds. Your
voice does matter in how your tax dol-
lars are allocated. Please take a minute
to email me your priorities for this
upcoming budget and I will ensure
that they are brought to the board for
consideration. I would also suggest
that you review the information that is
posted on the website and send your
comments to all board members so
they will know how you believe our
educational resources should be bud-
geted.
It has been an honor to serve the
citizens as a member of the Nassau
County School Board. The success of
our children truly lies in the decisions
we make today with regard to their
education. These decisions are made
once each year and absent your voice
and participation these decisions can
often fall short of community expec-
tations or the needs of our students.
Please take a minute and send me
your comments. I can assure you that
they will be presented and heard as
part of our budget process.
Amanlda L. Young
School Board Member,
District 3
anmanda.young@nasstu i.
kl2.fl.us


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FRIDAY, JULY 27. 2012/NEWS-LEADER


Week-long event gives CIS students a


middle school stu-
dents earned a
unique chance to
attend Flagler College for a
week this summer. A select
group of Communities In
Schools students participated
in the Flagler College Reach
Out Program (CROP), a
week-long residential pro-
gram that gave students the
opportunity to experience col-
lege life.
Yulee-based Science First
sponsored the students who
were selected based on active
participation in Communities
In Schools, grade improve-
ment, exemplary behavior in
and out of school, interest in
college, need and interviews
with Nancy Bell, president of
Science First, and Sarah Bell,
CIS volunteer.
Students participated in
classes based on their inter-
ests, including: Nutrition, Life
Skills, Business Management,
Technology, Poetry Writing
and Sculpture. They learned
about the importance of main-
taining a respectable online
reputation and created blogs
to build a positive web pres-
ence. Students gained, skills
in researching colleges and
admission requirements .
online, and learned the basics
of college application.
The week-long experience
also included a tour of St.
Augustine, cultural and sport-
ing activities, cookouts and
swimming. One eye-opening.
experience for all of the stu-
dents was the chance to live
in a college dorm for the
week and begin to imagine
what day-to-day campus life
might be like.
"I kind of wanted to go to
college before, but now I can't
wait to go. It really helped to
give me more motivation."


'This experience has
made me ecstatic
about going to col-
lege, because I now
know the classes are
worthwhile and there
isfun to be had.'
BOBBIE STANLEY. FBMS
EIGHTH GRADER



said Fernandina Beach
Middle School eighth grade
student Treasu,'e J ones.
Bobbie Stanley, a FBMS
eighth grader, added, "Flagler
College helped me under-
stand what I must do to get
the education I need. This
experience has made me
ecstatic about going to col-
lege, because I now know the
classes are worthwhile and
there is fun to be had."
Communities In Schools of
Nassau County is a nonprofit
organization that provides
intensive, case-managed serv-
ices to 500- 600 youth each
year. Services are provided
before, during and after
school and may include tutor-
ing, summer remediation,
family support, food, clothing;
college and career explo-
ration, individual coaching,
referrals, caring adultsup-
port, bullying prevention,
anger management and
healthy lifestyles education.
Another 3,000 are served
through one-time, walk-in or
large group services.
Find out how you can sur-
round Nassau students with a
community of support. Visit
www.CISNassau.org or call
Theresa Duncan at 321-2000.


SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Clockwise, from top left, Treasure Jones and Brianna
Albritton experience elements of daily college life at
Flagler, such as studying on the lawn. Nassau County
Students sponsored by Science First to attend the Flagler
College Reach Out Progrkun included, front row, kneel-
ing, Kaitlynn Brooker; standing, Brianna Albritton, Tori
Williams, Cynthia Rogers and Bobbie Stanley; on play
equipment, Treasure Jones, Nokia Thompson, Brieanna
Campbell; and back row,-James Brooker and Wesley
Smith. Hilliard Middle-Senior High School student Smith
makes garden-fresh salsa in an organic gardening and
nutrition program. Tori Williams and Nokia Thompson
enjoy art classes.


Boys & Girls Clubs name Youths of the Month


Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County
has nominated two exceptional young
people as the Youths of the Month for
May: Kaleb Gardner and Crishelle
Bailey. .
Crishelle is 13 years old and has com-
pleted seventh grade in Fernandina
Middle School where she is an AB
Honor Roll student. She has been a
member of the Fernandina Beach, Club
for almost four years.
Busy with housework at home and
helping with her three younger sisters,
who are also club members, Crishelle
still finds time for club activities such as
Community Clean Up, Food Drive and
Rake Day at the new club site.
She has become more self-assured
while a club member, serving as past-


president of the Torch
Club, a member of the
Keystone Club and a peer
mentor to younlller club
members. Crishelle also
plays flute in the middle
school band.
Crighelle plans to go
to college and medical
Crishelle school so she can realize
her ambition to become
an anesthesiologist.
Kaleb Gardiner is a role model for the
success of the Boys & Girls Club.
During his club membership this 16-
year-old, who has completed 11th grade
at Yulee High School, has displayed
enthusiasm for club programs and dedi-
cation to participation in them.


F 1 In particular. Kaleb is
active in the In Search of
Si Me program for teens
S and help's statf with
.-. .iIIstluction. He volun-
teers readily for chores
around the club. But
beyond his positive club
initiatives, Kaleb stays
Kaleb focused on his school-
work, helping his parents
with younger siblings and
participation in Ifundraising activities at
his church.
He aspires to attend college after
high school graduation and then to
launch a career as an entertainer.
Kaleb's abilities in leadership and goal-
setting point to lifetime success.


HEAR TFEL TDONA TION


Nicholas Podvia, at right with his mother, I
stopped at Paws-Ability Resale Shop in the
Harris Teeter shopping center recently on a l
mission to find out what exactly RAIN
Humane Society does for animals. After a :
lengthy conversation with two of the RAIN vol- II
unteers, Nicholas placed a crisp $100 bill in '
the donation bucket. He recently had a birth-
day and decided he wanted to 'make a dona-
tion to a worthy cause with the money he .'
received as presents.
His donation could help pay for the next ,
RAIN Train that will carry a minimum of 20
animals onto a brighter future and help save
them from possible euthanasia. It could help
pay for almost 33 vaccines and wormings or
for 250 pounds of food for pets. It could help
spay/neuter 2-4 animals. Whatever the. dona-
tion is used for, Nicholas Podvia has made a
big difference in an animal's world. .
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G.OKI.DS.
The Nassau County Volun-
teer Center's Corporate Volun-
teer Council (CVC) Ithroutgh
its 12th annual G.O.K.I.D.S.
(Giving Our Kids Important
Daily Supplies) project is col-
lecting school supplies and
donations for local students
who need them the most. "
The project runs through
Aug. 13. Distribution to the
schools will take place on
Aug. 16. Most needed are pen-
cils, pens, pocket folders,
wide-ruled notebook paper or
spiral notebooks, crayons,
glue sticks, clear or mesh
backpacks (no wheels), dry-
erase markers, and white or
color copy paper.
Drop off donations at:
Omni Amelia Island Plantation
(Associate Services), Century
21/John T Ferreira Insuran-
ce, 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


Free physical
Free school physical will
be offered July 28 at the Peck
Center, 501 South 10th St.,
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., sponsored
by CREElD in partnership
with the Nassau County
Health I)epartment, Baptist
Medical Center Nassau,
Walmart Vision Center, the
city of Fernandina Beach
Recreation I)Department,
Samaritan Clinic/ Barnabas
Center, First Coast Contont-
nity Bank and The Journey,
Inc. A parent/guttardian must
be present for Ithe physical.
School supplies will be given
away in the Peck Gymnasium
starling at 11 a.m.
Boys & Girls Club
Miller Freedom Center
andt he new Fernandina
Beach Boys & Girls Club are
accepting young people now
for its after-school programs,
starting Aug. 13 for ages 6-16.
The curTic ultt emlll llasizes
acadlemics, charactler develop-
tment, athletics, leadership
and arts.
For information on life
Miller Freedom Club o ()Old
Nassauville Road, call J .atie
at 261-1075. 1o find out about
the new Roberts I.earning
and Achievement Center onl
Lime Street call Walter at 491-
9102.
Orientation
orientationon for new' sltu-
dents at Fernandina Beach


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
to help students right here in
Nassau County, call the
Volunteer Center: at 261-2771
or email ncvcfb@aol.com.
Stuffthe Bus
The Salvation Army Hope
House is now accepting appli-
cations to help income quali-
fying families obtain school
supplies for their children
through its Stuff the Bus
School Supply Drive. They
are in need of backpacks,
three-ring binders and
subject dividers. To apply for
assistance or to donate, call
321-0435 or stop by 410 S.
Ninth St.


Middle School will be held on
Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in the audito-
rium. An open house for all
families will be held on Aug.
27 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill Preschool is
enrolling for 2012-13 school
year for two-year-olds, K3 and
1(4 classes. The first day of
school will be Aug. 20. The
curriculum challenges chil-
dren and promotes the love of
God and the love of learning.
Call 261-0881 for information
and to schedule a visit.
Coop preschool
Amelia Island Parent Co-
Operative Pteschool, 5040
First Coast Hwy. (next to the
Dome Healing Center), is reg-
,istering students for the 2012-
13 school year. AIPCP offers
a quality education for two-
and three-year-olds. The two-
year-old class is Tuesdays and
'Ihursdays from 9:15 a.m.- "
12:15 ).m. 'he th-ree-year-old
class is on Mondays, Wednes-
days and Fridays from 9:15
a.m.-12:15 p.1n. Visit www.
aipcp.org )or call 261-1161.
Ogburn School
The Ogburn School, a
SACS-CASI private school on
Amelia Island, is accepting
applications for new students
in grades 8-12 for the 2012-13
school year.
Call 191-6233, e-mail
inifoogburnt.org or visit
www.ogburn.org.


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HOMES


Some critters beneficial others not so much


.1 found this creature
.walking in my yard
t after Tropical Storm
Debby. At first, I thought it
was a scorpion, but upon clos-
er examination, it did not
have a stinger. It looks like a
small lobster, but I live in
Hilliard, far from the ocean.
What can you tell me about it?
JS
A Thank you so much for
.sending in a photo, it is
always so much easier to
identify when we have some
point of reference. It is not
unusual to
find crayfish
in most any
amount of
S 'fresh water;
they do not
-r live in ocean
salt water
unlike their
distant rela-
GARDEN tives lob-
TALK sters.
Crayfish can
-"'-- even survive
Becky]ordi in freshwater
ditches as
long as they are not too pol-
luted.
Crayfish are crustaceans,
similar to shrimp, lobster and
crab. They have 10 legs, eyes
on stalks and a hard exoskele-
ton on the outside of their
body. The front two are large
pinching claws called Chellae.
These claws are used to cap-
ture their prey and to defend
themselves -:try to keep your
fingers out of reach!
Crayfish eat plants and
small animals such as insects,
worms, frog and toads. They
are an important part of the
food chain as they are eaten
by raccoons, opossums and
snakes. They can be eaten by
humans G(ust add some Cajun
seasoning) and are often used
as fish bait.
.I am finding this plant
.all over my beachfront
property. Is it invasive? CB


/


S IBMI'HrI)
It is not unusual to find crayfish in most any amount of
fresh water; they do not live in ocean salt water unlike
their distant relatives lobsters.


A I appreciate you bring-
.ing in a clipping of this
plant, which always makes it
much easier to identify. It is
not an invasive plant but
rather a native coastal plant
called silverleaf croton,
Croton punctatus. It is also
know by other common
names such as Gulf Croton
and Beach-tea.
It is classified as an annual
or a short-lived perennial
reproducing by seeds.
Silverleaf croton loves the
sandy soils of coastal beach
areas and is extremely
drought tolerant. Silverleaf
croton is one of many impor-
tant sand dune plants essen-
tial fo4 reducing erosion by
keeping the sand dunes in
place. It can provide shelter
for small animals and inverte-
brates.
Q What is the name of the
.flying grasshopper I am
seeing all over my open field.
Whenever I walk through the


wildflowers, I can see this
grasshopper flying. JJ
A It might be the
.American grasshopper,
Schistocerca Americana.
When found in large num-
bers, the American grasshop-
per can cause serious
damage to agriculture crops
and landscape plantings.
There are short and long
wing varieties. The short-
winged grasshoppers do not
fly as often or as far as the
long-winged ones.
SThe American grasshop-
per is generally tan to brown
in color with specked wings.
The females lay from 60-80
eggs, which take about 3-4
weeks to hatch. Initially, they
stay in small clusters until
they become more mature.
The nymphs, or youth stage,
may start out green but will
ultimately change to the
brownish coloi.
The American grasshop-
per can cause injury to citrus,


corn, cotton, oats, peanuts,
rye, sugarcane, tobacco and
vegetables. This species
receives attention in Florida
due to its defoliation of young
citrus trees. The plants are
damaged by the grasshopper
gnawing on the leaves, and
young vegetable plants can be
eaten to the ground. Most of
the feeding damage is caused
by the third, fourth, and fifth
instar nymphs. Aside from
commercial crops, the
American grasshopper also
shows a preference for sever-
al species of grasses: bahia-
grass, bermudagrass, crab-
grass, nutgrass and
woodsgrass. It also feeds on
dogwood, hickory, citrus and
palm trees.
Best management of these
and any other grasshopper is
to coIntrol the weeds suIr-
rounding the plants we want
to protect. Chemical controls
such as insect growth regula-
tors (IGRs) work best when
the insect is very small in
the nynph stage. Of course,
you can always use the Jordi
method of grab, squash and
stomp to control them too! I
am told they.are not bad as
fish bait either full circle of
life!
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
County Extension Directorfor
Nassau County and Nassau
County Horticulture Agent III,
is a University of Florida facul-
ty member Extension locations
are the satellite office at the
County Building in Yulee and
the main Extension Office in
Callahan. 'he UF/IFAS
Nassau County I)emonstration
Garden is located at the ames
S. Page Gqvernmental
Complex and demonstrates best
management practices for
Northeast Florida. Mail ques-
tions to Garden Talk, c/o
Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US I,
Callahan, FL 32011. Visit
http://nassau. ifas. ufl. edu.
rljorditufl.edu


SHORE CLEANUP PLANNED


On Saturday, Aug. 18, Sustainable
Fernandina, in partnership with Fort
Clinch State Park and Keep Nassau
Beautiful, will hold another Adopt-a-
Shore cleanup. This adopted shore
includes the waterfront area from the for-
mer pogy plant to Fort Clinch.
The group will meet at 2 p.m. on Aug.
18 at the Dee Dee Bartell Nature
Center/North End Boat Ramp off North
14th Street. Trash bags will be provided,
and the volunteers will return to the boat
ramp after the cleanup. The public is wel-
come and invited to attend. For more
information, call the city Community
Development Department at 277-7325
or contact Len Kreger at l.kreger@com-
cast.net.
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ticipants at the composting class, taught by Nassau
County Master Gardener volunteer Joanne Roach,
center. Several attendees purchased' kitchen compost
pails that had been hand-painted by Master Garden-
ers. For more information on Landscape Matters
classes, see nassau.ifas.ifl.edu/horticulture/landmat-
ters/landmatters.html or call the Extension office at
(904) 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on phone
duty on Fridays at 491-7340.



HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS


Farmers market
The award-winning
Fernandina Farmers Market
is open every Saturday from
9 a.m.-l p.m. at Seventh and
Centre streets with farm
fresh produce and a variety
of organic products and spe-
cialty foods.
Discover gourmet baked
goods from crusty breads to
delectable desserts and pre-
pared foods such as jellies,
relishes and marinades. The
market also offers a wide
variety of specialty tropical
arid landscaping plants,
including orchids, herbs and
flowers. No pets, please.
Sign up for the E-Mail
Newsletter at www.fernandi-
nafarmersmarket.com.
Call 491-4872 or visit
www.fer nandinafarmers
market.com.
For details on the newest
event, the Amelia Island
Wine Festival, set for Oct. 13
along the waterfront in
downtown Fernandina
Beacah, visit www.ameliaw-
inc.com or call 491-4872.

Vegetable
gardening
On Aug. 1 at 10 a.m.,
Master Gardener Joseph
Smith will conduct a
Landscape Matters class on
vegetable gardening at the
James S. Page Governmen-
tal Complex on Nassau
Place in Yulee, Conference
Room A.
The session will review
seasonal gardening for veg-
etables, including seeds and
"starter" plants, container
gardening of vegetables as
well as what vegetables to
grow during different sea-
sons.
The session is free and
open to the public. For more
information visit http://nas-
sau.ifas. ufl.edu/horticul-
ture/landmatters/landmat-
ters.html or call the
Extension office at (904)
879-1019.
Master Gardeners are
on phone duty Fridays at
491-7340.

Master food
program
Would you like to devel-
op in-depth knowledge'
about food antd nutrition and
share it with others? The
University of Florida
Extension Service is offer-
ing a Master Food and
Nutrition Education 1pro-
gram designed to provide
food and nutrition trailing.
Those who successfully
complete the training
become Master Food and
Nutrition Volunteers and
agree to volunteer in the
next year at their local
Extension office.
Training will be held at
the .)uval County
Cooperative Extension
Service on Wednesdays,
Aug. I-Oct. 3.
Transportation is provided
most training days to the
site. Sessions are from 9:30
a.m.-4 p.m.
Training includes topics
such as basic nutrition, food
safety and the latest updates
in dehydration, canning,
pickling, jelly making and
freezing. A $75 charge cov-
ers lab supplies.
For information contact
Extension Agent Meg


McAlpine at 491-7340 or con-
nor@ufl.edu.
White Oakevents
The Wildlife Conser-
vation Center at White Oak
is offering "Breakfast with
the Beasts," featuring a
gourmet breakfast buffet at
the Riverside Pavilion, a -
cheetah 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 breed-
ing, research and training
facility located along the St.
Marys River in Yulee.
Breakfasts are Aug. 4 and
Sept. 1 from 9-11 a.m.
Tickets are $100 per person.
Call 225-3285.
Plant clinic
On Aug. 6 County
Extension Director/Horti-
culture Extension Agent
Becky Jordi will conduct a
Plant Clinic from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at the Yulee
Extension Office (A1A and
Pages Dairy Road). All coun-
ty residents are invited to
bring plant samples showing
problems in their land-
scapes. Problems will be
identified and solutions
offered for correction.
There is no fee for this serv-
ice. For information call
(904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on phone
duty Fridays at 491-7340.
Botanical garden
The Paul and Suzi Schutt
Florida Native Botanical,
Garden invites Scputs,
church groups, youth and
school groups, neighbor-
hoods and clubs to reserve
the space at no charge.
Amenities include a large
screened sunset gazebo with
tables and chairs, ice-maker,
barbecue grill and grill tools
and a fire pit. Horseshoes
and bocce ball equipment
are nearby, along with a rest-
room. To reserve, contact
Paul Schutt at 261-0987 or
Nassau County Extension
office at (904) 879-1019.
Yard recognition
Nassau County Extension
is now participating in the
Florida Yards &
Neighborhoods (FYN)
Homeowner Program and its
Florida Friendly landscape
(FFI) Yard Recognition pro-
gram.,
The FYN Homeowner
Program recognizes environ-
mentally friendly gardeners
with official FFl. Yard
Recognition signs. Nassau
County Yard Advisor Bea
Walker will conduct home
visits and use the homeown-
er checklist to determine
whether your yard is eligible
for Gold or Standard recog-
nition. For information visit
http://fyvi.ifas.ull.edu/lhome-
owner.htm, or visit the
Extension website,
http://nassau.ifas.ull.edu/,
and access the link for FYN
Homeowner P rogram;ll or
call (904) 879-1019 or 491-
7340.
Recycling
Do you have 1- or 3-gal-
lon or even 7- or 15-ga llon
plant containers left over
from planting? .owe's is
now a recycling location tor
plant containers.
For information call
Lowe's at 277-5000.


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NOTICE OF

BUDGET HEARING



The District School Board of

Nassau County, Florida will

soon consider a budget for

2012-2013.



A public hearing to make

a DECISION on the budget

SAND TAXES will be held on:



July 30, 2012

6:00 pm

at

The School Board Offices

@ 1201 Atlantic Avenue,

Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034




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BUDGET SUMMARY

DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF NASSAU COUNTY

FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013
BUDGET SUMMARY
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF NASSAU COUNTY
FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013
PROPOSED MILLAGE LEVIES
PROPOSED MILLAGE LEVIES SUBJECT TO THE 10-MILL CAP NOT SUBJECT TO THE 10-MIL CAP:
Required Local Effort (including Prior Period 5.4720 Discretionary Critical Needs 0.0000 Operating or Capital Not to
Funding Adjustment Millage) (O operating or Capital) Exceed 2 Years 0:0000
Local Capital Improvement (Capital Outlay) Additional Millage not to Exceed 4yrs 0,0000 Debt Service 0.0000
Discretionary Operating 0.7480 (Operating)
Discretionary Capital Improvement 1.5000 Total Millage 7.720
GENERAL SPECIAL DEBT CAPITAL PERMANENT ENTERPRISE INTERNAL TOTALALL
ESTIMATED REVENUES: FUND REVENUE SERVICE PROJECTS FUND FUND SERVICE FUNDS
Federal sources 67,200,00 8,872,798.77 8,939,994.77
State sources 32,662,256.00 51,500.00 488,550.00 60,434.00 33,262,740.00
Local sources 40,535,484.20 2,426,500.00 10,482,125.00 53,444,109.20
TOTAL SOURCES 73,264,940.20 11,350,798.77 488,550.00 10,542,559.00 95,646,847.97
Transfers In 889,177.00 81,224.25 970,401.25
Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets 15,523,500.72 1,744,703.84 816,282.39 38,227,320.44 56,311,807.39
TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS &
BALANCES 89,677,617.92 13,095,502.61 1,386,056.64 48,769,879.44 152,929,056.61

EXPENDITURES
Instruction 49,825,122.25 2,676,886.19 52,502,008.44
Pupil Personnel Services 3,241,289.67 432,784.19 3,674,073.86
Instructional Media Services 1,250,886.73 5,800.00 1,256,686.73
Instructional and Curriculum Development Services 1,204,579.03 1,119,595.24 2,324,174.27
Instructional Staff Training Services 1,171,085.51 696,221.84 1,867,307.35
Instructional Technology Support 1,410,137.18 1,410,137.18
Board of Educatiorn 596,994.34 596,994.34
General Administration 1,208,982.08 732,238.41 1,941,220.49
School Administration 5,194,868.09 1,500.00 5,196,368.09
Facilities Acquisition and Construction 146,379.17 46,659,392.64 46,805,771.81
Fiscal Services 551,790.77 551,790.77
Food Services 2,115.08 5,375,422.84 5,377,537.92
Central Services 515,771.84 268,613.82 784,385.66
Pupil Transportation Services 4,340,018.81 93,927.00 4,433,945.81
Operation of Plant 8,541,205.88 8,541,205.88
Maintenance of Plant 3,384,976.28 3,384,976.28
Administrative Technology Support 1,056,774.31 20,895.00 1,077,669.31
Community Servies 1,015,633,00 76,937.08 1,092,570.08
Debt Services -428,347.82 428,347.82
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 84,658,610.02 11,500,821.61 428,347.82 46,659,392.64 143,247,172.09
Transfers Out -970,401.25 970,401.25
Fund Balances/Reserves/Net Assets 5,019,007.90 1,594,681.00 957,708.82 1,140,085.55 8,711,483.27
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES
TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES 89,677,617.92 13,095,502.61 1,38q,056.64 48,769,879.44 -, 152,929,056.61
The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above mentioned taxing authority as a public record.


NOTICE OF TAX FOR

SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY
The School Board of Nassau County will soon consider a measure to impose a 1.500 mill
property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein.
This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of 6.220 mills for operating
expenses and is proposed solely at the .discretion of the school board.
The proposed combined School Board tax for both operating expenses and capital out-
lay is shown in the adjacent notice.
The capital outlay tax will generate approximately $9,622,125 to be used for the following
projects:
CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING
Fernandina Beach Middle School Remodeling of Locker Rooms
Southside Elementary Classroom Addition
Hilliard Middle Senior Classroom Addition
New Elementary School Yulee Community
Demolish Buildings at Hilliard Middle Senior
Relocate Network \Operations Center from Fernandina to Yulee
MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION, AND REPAIR
Upgrade Gymnasium Lighting all schools
Replace Field Lighting Hilliard and West Nassau High Schools
Reroof Building 12 Yulee Community Education Center
Routine Maintenance of Facilities
Safety and ADA Improvements
Repair/Replacement of Interior Finishes/Exterior Walls/Partitions
Kitchen Health Code Compliance: Kitchen Hoods
Set-up/Breakdown of Relocatable Buildings.
Replace/Renovate Floors/Ceiling Tiles/Ceilings/Lighting both Interior and Exterior
Repair/Refinish/Replace Cabinets/Replace Chalkboards with White Boards
Replace Carpet/Floor Tile/Floor Coverings
Resurface/Repair Drives/Parking Lots/Sidewalks/Tracks/Tennis Courts/Covered Walkways
Repair/Replace Windows/Blinds/Doors/Stage Curtains
Interior and Exterior Painting District wide fencing and storage.
Renovate/Refresh/Repair/Restrooms/Plumbing Systems
Repair/Replace Electrical Systems/ Emergency Generators
HVAC Maintenance, Replacement, Repair, and Upgrade
Energy Management System Maintenance, Replacement, Repair, and Upgrade
MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES.
Purchase of 7 school buses Purchase 1 maintenance vehicle
NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT,COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONIC LEARNING
DEVISES, AND ENTERPRISE RESOURCE SOFTWARE -
District Wide Technology Additions, Upgrades, and Refresh
District Wide Classroom, Library, and Custodial Equipment and Furniture Purchases
PAYMENTS FOR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AND SITES DUE UNDER A LEASE- PUR-
CHASE AGREEMENT Repayment of Qualified Zone Academy Bonds
PAYMENTS FOR RENTING AND LEASING EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AND SITES
Callahan Adult Education Center
PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE NECESSARY TO
INSURE THE EDUCATIONAL AND ANCILLARY PLANTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Insurance Premiums on Property and Casualty Insurance
PAYMENT OF COSTS OF LEASING RELOCATABLE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
Relocatables for Emma Love Hardee Elementary School, Southside Elementary,
Yulee Middle School, Yulee Primary School and Yulee Elementary School
and as needed district wide
All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on July 30, 2012,
6:30pm in the Boardroom at the School Board Office at 1201 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina
Beach Fl 32034. ...
A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this hearing.

















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Deb Cunningham, a new resident of Fernandina Beach who moved here last summer from Chicago with her hus-
band and three children, brought with her "the latest sports craze to finally hit our little island! Stand Up
Paddleboard is currently the fastest-growing water sport in the world, primarily due to its accessibility to many
generations and fitness levels. You don't have to be a pro surfer or a tri-athlete to enjoy this sport." Cunningham
teaches Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga in partnership with Kayak Amelia and Go Yoga. Cunningham is a certified
yoga teacher and.taught the course (pictured aboye) earlier this month at Huguenot Swimming Beach on Talbot
Island. The next workshops are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 4 and Aug. 25. Register at goyogainc.com or call
Kayak Amelia at. (904) 251-0016. Space is limited.


67 die in state boating accidents


Sixty-seven people lost their
lives in Florida last year in boat-
ing accidents, and there have
ahleady been 28 deaths so far
this year, according to the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC), which has released its
2011 Boating Accident
Statistical Report.
The FWC is responsible for
reviewing, analyzing and com-
piling boating accident data for
the state. Its statistical report
details boating accidents and
their causes.
"The frcqucincy of boating


accidents in Florida and their
causes would probably shock
most people," said investigator
Andy Bickel of the FWC's
Division of Law Enforcement.
"We want to reduce the
number of accidents, injuries
and deaths on Florida waters,"
Bickel said.
Drowning is the leading
cause of death in boating acci-
dents, statistics show.
'There's an easy fix. Wear a
life jacket," Bickel said. 'There
are several styles of life jackets
available to boaters that won't
interfere with your boating


experience andi may save youIr
life."
Today's boaters can choose
from several models of light
and comfortable, inflatable belt-
pack and over-the-shoulder life
jackets that can be worn while
fishing or enjoying the sun, and
they do not interfere with boat-
ing activities.
Accidents can occur with-
out warning, and if for some
reason someone ends up in the
water, quite often it's too late to
put on a life jacket.
"The leading type of acci-
dent continues to be boaters


colliding with other boats or
objects," Bickel said. "With the
num ber of boaters in our beau-
(iful state, it's important to pay
close attention to everything
that's going on around your'
boat."
Statistics repeatedly show
that boaters who have taken a
basic boating safety class are
less likely to be involved in a
serious boating accident.
The 2011 Boating Accident
Statistical Report is now avail-
able online at MyFWC.
com/Boating, click on "Boating
Accidents."


FRIDAY, JULY 27. 2012
NEWs-LEADER/FERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA




It's hot! Prevent



heat injury


As hot temperatures
increase, health officials ask
individuals to take precautions
to prevent health related
injuries. Heat-related injuries
include dehydration and heat
exhaustion. Both can occur
from prolonged exposure to
heat. Here are some tips to help
you to keep safe this summer.
To avoid becoming dehy-
drated, it is important to drink
plenty of fluids, especially water
even if you do not feel thirsty.
This is particularly true on days
when temperatures reach 90
degrees and higher. Depending
upon your.physical activity and
heat exposure during hot weath-
er, it's a good idea to drink more
water. Health experts have
found that fluid requirements
vary.from person to person.
Persons who have medical con-.
ditions such as kidney and heart
disease, who require a fluid
restricted diet, or who have
problems with fluid i-etehtion
should consult a physician
before increasing their con-
sumption of fluids.
Babies from birth 6
months: healthy infants nor-
mally do not need extra water.
On a hot day, a small amount of
water may be needed, but check
with your physician on how
much to give.
Babies from 6-12 months:
breast or formula-fed babies
that are receiving solid foods
should also be receiving water.
Children 12 months and
older: should be reminded to
drink fluids, preferably water
throughout the day. They
should be encouraged to drink
more on hot days.
Adults should drink even
more water when it's above 90
degrees. Knowing the signs of
dehydration and knowing what
to do, is very important. Signs
of dehydration include thirst,
weakness, nausea, muscle
cramps, feeling dizzy and light
headed, decreased urine levels'
and/or urine that has a strong
odor or is darker than normal,
tiredness, sluggishness, irri-
tability and headaches. All,
some or none of these signs
may be present so the best way
to avoid dehydration is to mon-
itor water or fluid intake and
modify activity or reduce the
length of activity according to
weather conditions. Don't wait
for the dry mouth, flushed skin,


headaches, lightheadedness or
fatigue. You should prevent
dehydration by drinking fluids
throughout the day. Help to
avoid becoming dehydrated by
staying out of the direct sun,
wearing light colored loose fit-
ting clothing, limiting physical
activity, and using fans when
available. If you suspectyou are
becoming dehydrated, get to a
cool or shady area and sip cool
water or fluids. If your condi-
tion does not improve, seek
medical attention immediately.
When temperatures rise
in the summer months, it is
important to be aware of the
Warning signs of heat exhaus-
tion. Heat exhaustion is a milder
form of heat related illness that
can develop after exposure to
high temperatures and inade-
quate or unbalanced replace-
ment of fluids. Those most
prone to heat exhaustion are
elderly'people, people with high
blood pressure and people
working or exercising in a hot
environment
Warning signs may include
heavy sweating, paleness, mus-
cle cramps, tiredness, weak-
ness, dizziness, headache, nau-
sea or vomiting, fainting, cool
and moist skin, fast and weak
pulse rate, fast and shallow
breathing.
If heat exhaustion is untreat-
ed, it may progress to heat
stroke. Seek medical attention
immediately if symptoms are
severe or the victim has heart
problems or high blood pres-
sure.
Otherwise, help the victim to
cool off and seek medical atten-
tion if symptoms worsen or last
longer than one hour.
If heat exhaustion is sus-
peceted, cooling measures that
may be effective include drink-
ing cool, nonalcoholic bever-
ages, as directed by your physi-
cian, resting in an
air-conditioned environment,
taking a cool shower, bath or
sponge bath, wearing light-
weight clothing and preventing
sun burn, which damages the
skin's ability to dissipate heat
by wearing sunscreen of 30 spf.
For questions or informa-
tion, contact the Nassau County
Health Department, Michael
Godwin, at 548-1830, ext 5271,
or Nassau County Emergency
Management at 548-4980, or
visit www.doh.state.fl.us.


Hot sun increases


skin cancer risk


Skin cancer is a lifestyle dis-
ease, affecting young women,
older men and. everyone in
between. One in five Americans
will develop skin cancer in the
course of a lifetime; 13 million
Americans are living with a his-
tory of nonmelanoma skin can-
cer and nearly 800,000 Ameri-
cans are living with a history of
melanoma, the most dangerous
form of skin cancer.
But there is good news
because skin cancer is chiefly
lifestyle disease, it is also high-
ly preventable.
"About 90 percent of non-
melanoma skin cancers and 65
percent of melanoma cases are
associated with exposure to
ultraviolet (UV) radiation from
the sun," says Perry Robins,
president of The Skin Cancer'
Foundation. "Everyone, regard-
less of skin color, should make
staying safe in the sun a priori-
ty and incorporate sun protec-
tion measures into their daily
life."
"To reduce skin cancer risk:
Seek the shade, especial-
ly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
when the sun is strongest. An
extra rule of thumb is the "shad-
ow rule." If your shadow is
shorter than you are, the sun's
harmful UV radiation is strong-
er; if your shadow is longer, UV
radiation is less intense.
Do not burn. A person's
risk for melanoma doubles if he
or she has had five or more sun-
burns at any point in life.
Cover up with clothing,
including a broad-brimmed hat
and UV-blocking sunglasses.
Clothing can be your most
effective form of sun protection,
so make the most of it with


densely woven and bright-or
dark-colored fabrics, which
offer the best defense. The
more skin you cover, the bet-
ter, so choose long sleeves and
long pants whenever possible.
Use a broad spectrum
(UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an
SPF of 15 or higher every day.
For extended outdoor activity,
use a water-resistant, broad
spectrum (UVA/UVB) sun-
screen with an SPF'of 30 or
higher.
Apply 1 ounce (2 table-
spoons) of sunscreen to your
entire body,30 minutes before
going outside. Reapply every
two hours or immediately after
swimming or excessive sweat-
ing.
Keep newborns out of the
sun. Sunscreens may be used
on babies over the age of six
months, but they should
also be protected by shade and
clothing. Children are very sen-
sitive to ultraviolet radiation -
just one severe sunburn in
childhood doubles the chances
of developing melanoma later
in life.
Examine your skin head-
to-toe every month. While self-
exams shouldn't replace the
important annual skin exam
performed by a physician, they
offer the best chance of detect-
ing the early warning signs of
skin cancer. If you notice any
change in an existing mole or
discover a new one that looks
suspicious, see a physician
immediately.
See your physician every
year for a professional skin
exam.
For more information, visit
www.SkinCancer.org.


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FRIDAY, JULY 27.2012 NEWS News-Leader


PHOTOS BY HEATHER. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Curtisa Collins, Jala Flagler, O'Jonit Martin, Aziah Johnson and Celia Coleman pull their hardest in the tug of war at the 2012 Boys and Girls Club Summer Carnival at the
Miller Club in Yulee, above left. Miriam Sancey is all smiles as she slides down the slippery slope, above right.


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FRIDAY, JULY27,2012
NEWS-LEADIR / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


'God's Favorite' a comic test of faith and resilience


CATHERINE HENRY
FortheNews-Leader


F or most of us, the teacher's pet is no
one's favorite but the teacher's and
rarely appeals to our nobler senti-
ments. In Neil Simon's "God's
Favorite," that premise is taken to another level
when the Devil decides to make the life of
God's "pet" a living hell just because God loves
him so much.
In this comic retelling of the Book of Job,
God's favorite, Joe Benjamin (played by real-
life pastor Jim Laughrey), is visited by a mes-
,senger from God named Sidney Lipton
(Graham Thomas), who informs Joe he has
been chosen to prove to Satan that a true man
of faith will never renounce God, no matter
how sorely he is tempted.
Soon Joe faces a series of trials and tribula-
tions designed by the Devil to prove precisely
the opposite. These calamities increase in hilar-
ious intensity as the play progresses and
ensnare Joe's family as well: his ditzy wife,
Rose (an Cote-Merow); his prodigal, alcoholic
son, David (Thom Mason); a pair of dimwitted
but lovable twins (Sally Aldrich and Drew
Denison); and the loyal, married, family iretain-
ers, Morris and Mady (real-life married couple,
Brian and Wendy Gilvey).
When "God's Favorite" opened on
Broadway in 1974, New York Times critic Clive
Barnes described it as.perhaps Simon's "most
imaginative play." Director Geoffrey King was
intrigued by the technical challenges of bring-
ing that imaginative vision to life on stage.
Unlike many comedies that rely on special


PHOTO BY DAVID BURGHARDT/ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY
Sidney Upton (Graham Thomas), left, tries to convince Joe Benjamin (Jim Laughrey)
that he is a messenger from God in the Neil Simon comedy "God's Favorite," which
opens at the Amelia Community Theatre on Thursday.'


effects, elaborate plot devices, or spectacular
scenery, he says, "God's Favorite" is essentially
character-driven, relying more on the strength
of the actors and dialogue. King was especially
attracted to the universal human themes that


emerge,in the course of the play-our will to sur-
vive and.stubbornness in the face of adversity,
our wishes and hopes for our children, and the
love and loyalty of family members despite per-
ceived flaws.


Neil Simon wrote the play in
response to the untimely death of
his young wife. As he himselfput
Sit, I thought it would be
pretentiousfor me to write some-
thing... dramatic... so I wrote... a
black comedy, and it did help me
get through thatperiod.'

These themes might seem like the stuff of
drama, especially since Simon wrote "God's
Favorite" in response to the untimely death of
his young wife. Simon, however, writes come-
dies. As he himself put it, "I thought it would
be pretentious for me to write something..,
dramatic ... so I wrote ... a black comedy, and it
did help me get through that period." King is
glad he did and hopes the Fernandina Beach -
community will find the play as fupny and
heartwarming as he does.
Performances take place on Aug. 2-4, 9-11
and 16-18 at 8p.m. and Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. at
Amelia Community Theatre, 207 Cedar St.,
Fernandina Beach.
Tickets ($20 for adults, $10 for students)
Share available online at www.ameliacommuni-
tytheatre.org or through the box office (261-
6749), Thursday through Saturday from 11
a.m. through 1 p.m. or 90 minutes before cur-
tain on show dates.


"Done for the Day" by Jacksonville artist Marilyn Antram.


'Heat is On' at gallery


The Plantation Guild &
Gallery, 94 Amelia Village Circle in
The Spa and Shops at Omni Amelia
Island Plantation. will showcase
Marilyn Antram as its.guest artist
during "The Heat is On" show
opening Aug. 8 and running
through Sept. 8.
Antram is one of Jacksonville's
prominent visual artists, having a
long prior career in graphic
design that turned to a passion for
fine art and painting in 2009.
She now works in acrylics, layer- .
-ing colors and painting rapidly
when not laboring over details to


produce her work. She incorpo-
rates gesso in her canvas
preparations to give a unique look
to her surfaces and then uses flat
cards (credit cards) and palette
knives as her tools instead of
brushes.
Antram takes her camera every-
where to capture her next painting
experience and says that this cre-
ative time of her life is the most
satisfying of all.
An opening reception will be
held Aug. 17 from 5:30-8 p.m.,
HEAT Continued on 2B


History oftheBlues'opensAug. 3
The Amelia Island Museum of 4the 2012 Amelia Island Blues
History will launch "The History of Festival season and signifies a
the Blues," a new exhibit in partner- strong relationship developing
ship with the Amelia Island Blues ~'l LI between the Amelia Island Blues
Festival committee, on Aug. 3 at 5 "-1rK Festival and the local business com-
p.m. with a cash bar and reception munity, said organizers.
for Roger "Hurricane" Wilson and The two-month long exhibit also
members of the committee. features a tribute to the famed
At 6 p.m. Wilson will play some "Chitlin' Circuit," a collective name
signature acoustic blues and give a for venues throughout the southern
talk about some influential pioneers and eastern United States that
of blues music. In addition, the offi- allowed African-American musicians
cial 2012 Amelia Jsland Blues and entertainers to perform during
Festival lineup will be announced. segregation.-
Following a ribbon cutting and The 2012 Amelia Island Blues
reception, visitors can explore the Festival is Sept. 14-16 at Main Beach.
exhibit, which will feature a blues For tickets visit www.ameliaisland-
history timeline, memorabilia, his- bluesfest.com. For information about
toric photos and an informative until 8 p.m. with refreshments and the exhibit visit w%-w.ameliamuse-
video of this captivating musical an open bar. um.org or call 261-7378. The muse-
genre. The exhibit will remain open The event will officially kick off um is located at 233 S. Third St.



Musical lineup adds extra sizzle to cook-off


The Amelia Island Convention &
Visitors Bureau has announced the
concert lineup for the upcoming
Third Annual Great Southern
Tailgate Cook-off, Aug. 24-25.
Barbecue lovers attending the two-
day, family-friendly event can clap
their sticky hands to the free live
musical entertainment, while sam-
pling the tasty creations of some of
the top competitors in the country.
At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24,
Jimmy Parrish & The Ocean Waves


Band will start things off, followed by
Orlando-based '80s and '90s rock
cover band Rockit Fly. The live music
begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.
25, with the Beech Street Blues
Band; The Honey Badgers featuring
soft rock and country; and a colorful
blend of tropical, pop and country
sounds from Sean McCarthy & the
Fishin' Musicians. At 7 p.m., headlin-
er Little River Band will take the
stage, performing many of their 13
American Top 40 hit s. including


"Reminiscing;" "Lady" and "Take It
Easy on Me."
The Great Southern Tailgate
Cook-off is held at Main Beach on
Amelia Island starting at 3 p.m. on
Friday, Aug. 24, and 10 a.m. on
Saturday, Aug. 25. The cook-offwill
feature more than 60 professional
and backyard (amateur) teams.
Several of the professional teams are
traveling to Amelia Island f-om
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FILMAT FOR KIDS
Suspense, cute creatures, adventure and a
great story? Children ages 4-13 and their parents
are invited to join the fun with Miss Susan Dahl at
FilmArt for Kids. a movie and art program tonight
at 7 p.m. and July 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Fernandina
Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St. This month's film
won the Smarties prize, tlhe
Blue Peter prize for
Best Book to Read C
Aloud, the Experian "
Big Three award, and : '
an Academy *
Award nomi-
nation. A ticket
for one child and one adult together is $19: each
additional child is $5. Tickets can be purchased at
the door or in advance at The UPS Store in the
island Publix shopping center. FLT is a small, inti-
mate space and parents are encouraged to pur-
chase tickets in advance to guarantee availability.

SHARK TEETH
Why are we fascinated with monsters and the
mysterious? Come learn about these mysterious
creatures of the deep with a park ranger on July
28 at 2 p.m. at the multi-use trail pavilion located
at the south beach area on Little Talbot Island. No


reservations are necessary and
the program is free with regular
park admission.
For information contact the
Talbot Islands Ranger
Station at (904) 251-2320.
For more information about
Florida State Parks, visit
www.floridastateparks.org.

SPLASHH bi$ H
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 rep-
resents a numbered
tennis ball that will be
thrown into the dog 9'
park pool. Katy. a gold-
en 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 available.
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.nassauhumanesociety.com.
Phone Sandy Balzer at 491-6146 for information.

N'I, MDAY

America's Youth Inc.'s Unity Day 2012
Celebration will be
., ,held from 10 a.m.-4
p.m. Aug. 4 at the
Family Entertainment
Center. 1852 Sadler
Road. Fernandina
Beach.
Enjoy games, food.
prizes, free jumpers for chil-
dren and live entertainment including gospel
recording artists and Doo Wop's Best'50's Diner
Dance Music and DJ from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Vendor
booths are available by calling 335-7496 or 310-
6377. Donations of paper goods and clcan ing sup-
plies will be collected for the Interfaith Dinner
Network, which will have a tent at the event.
Unity Day is sponsored by Doo Wop's Best
'50's Diner. Nassau Humane Society and
America's Youth Inc. All are welcome.


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FRIDAY. JULY 27,2012 LEISURE News-Leader


SPECIAL EVENTS
American Legion Post
54, 626 S. Third St., will host
a meatloaf dinner on July
28. Dinner includes meatloaf,
mashed potatoes with gravy,
a vegetable medley with
cheese sauce and a dinner
roll for a donation of $8. Public
is welcome. To-go dinners are
available.
All proceeds go to benefit
programs sponsored by the
American Legion.

Members of Fernandina
Beach/Peck Class of 1972
are set to celebrate their
40th year reunion Aug. 2-5.
Between the main event (a DJ
dance party with light refresh;
ments), a twilight cruise, a pic-
nic and more, classmates are.
sure to find something to suit
them. For details and to sign
up, look for the Class of 72 on
ReunionManager.net or con-
tact Catherine Galphin at 504-
0553 or cgalphinl@juno.com.
S The main event is free but
donations are welcome to
defray costs. All teachers who
brought the students along -
Yulee, Peck and Fernandina -
are invited.
* *
Salt at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island continues its
Winemaker Dinner series
Aug. 3 with a four-course
dinner paired with the
award-winning wines from
Groth Winery and Vineyard
of Napa Valley, Calif. The
evening begins at 5:30 p.m.
with champagne and hours
d'oeuvres reception highlight-
\ d with a commentary by
Suzanne Groth on her family's
vineyard and wines..The price
is $140 per person, plus tax
and gratuity. Salt is located.in
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island at 4750 Amelia Island
Pkwy. Call 277-1100 or visit
www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliais-
land.

A Celebrity Pancake
Breakfast will be held at
Murray's Grille in Yulee
from 7-9 a.m. Aug. 4 with
"celebrity waiters" Dr.
Robert Joyce, Dr. Alan Miller,
County Commission Chair
Danny Leeper and
Discipleship and Missions
"'fotbr of Journey Church .'.
Rick Lee. The waiter earning
the most tips will be the 2012
Celebrity Waiter.
All proceeds benefit Relay
for Life, the signature
fundraising event of the
American Cancer Society,
which will be held at Yulee
High School Nov.10-11. For
advance tickets call Joni Reid
at 556-6767, Belinda
Wagnstrom at 556-9568 or
contact any celebrity server.

The next WIN WIN
(Women in Nassau Helping
Women in Need) network-
ing meeting will be hosted
by LaVerne Mitchell, presi-
dent of Women of Power
and Cedar Haven
Transitional Home, on Aug. 6
at 6:30 p.m. at 900 Cedar St.,
Fernandina Beach. Money
collected at the door will bene-


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fit the nonprofit organization
that empowers women by fill-
ing the gap between home-
lessness and independent liv-
ing. Please bring a $10 check
payable to "Women of Power"
and an appetizer or dessert to
share.,
Bring brochures and busi-
ness cards to distribute; door
prizes are optional. Non-alco-
holic beverages will be provid-
ed.
To RSVP contact Connie
-Braithwaite at 759-0745. Visit
wihwinnassau.com

RAIN Humane Society
will present BBQ &
Bluegrass on Aug. 11 from
5-8 p.m. at the Fernandina
Woman's Club. Tickets are
$10 and include barbecue
plate with dessert and iced.
tea and live music by the
Amelia River Ramblers, Enjoy
a cash bar with beer and '
wine, a silent auction with
weekend getaways and, tick-
ets to events including the;,
'Kentucky Derby, County
Music Awards, Super Bowl,
Richard Petty Driving *
Experience and more.
Jumpin' Jax Flyball Clb will
have dogs running hurdles
and voting for the "Kiss the
Pig" contest is ongoing, with
the loser having to kiss a pig
the night of the event. To cast
your vote or for information
visit
www.rainhumanespca.org. All
proceeds will benefit the
homeless and abused ani-
mals of Nassau County.

Join Cats Angels Inc.,
SPCA at its annual Walk
and Vigil to commemorate
Homeless Animals Day on
Aug. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the
gazebo in Central Park. The
two-mile walk begins at 6 p.m.
and concludes with a candle-'
. light vigil.
Since 1992, organizations
around the world have come
together on the third Saturday
of August to raise awareness
about the pet overpopulation
epidemic. Visit www.catsan-
gels.com to learn more.
* *
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the
Fernandina Beach Police
Departfiif6t"Cmniiitnlty
Room, 1525 Lime St.
Patricia Charpentier will
present "Writing Your Life"
focusing on different methods
of preserving family history
and how to take facts of
ancestral information -
names, places and dates -
and turn them into interesting
and enjoyable stories without
fictionalizing material. She will
discuss ways to look at'histori-
cal data with an eye for story
and how to apply the ele-
ments of creative writing -
characterization, detail and
description, setting, plot- to
factual records.
Charpentier is the author of
the award-winning book,
Eating an Elephant: Write
YourLife One Bie at a 77me,
and teaches, writes, edits and
ghostwrites personal and fam-
ily history and offers courses -


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MUSIC NOTES


Soundson Centre
Sounds on Centre, presented by the
Historic Femandina Business Association,
will feature Ferman on Aug. 3, with Spanish
guitar and flamenco music. Concerts are
held the first Friday of each month from 6-8
p.m. on Centre Street between Second and
Front streets. Bring a chair and your dancing
shoes. For Information or to become a spon-
sor contact Madeline Richard at (904) 688-
0880 or mady@GoMady.com. For the com-
plete schedule, visit SoundsOnCentre.com
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 whim-
sical biker lullaby "Harley" to the poignant
tribute to Martin Luther King, "Beautiful Fool."
His Grammy-winnlng song, "Where've You
Been," recorded by Kathy Mattee, was the
first to receive every major award In the
same year. For Information visit
DonHenry.cbm or cal 277:2664.
Drum drde
The Femandina Beach Dium Circle
meets the first Monday of each month from
7-9 p.m. at the DeeDee Bartel Nature Center
and North End Boat Ramp. Instrumentation
centers on drums and percussion but may
include other Instruments such as flutes,
didgeridoos and other nonpercussion Instru-
ments. Dancers are welcome also. Follow
North 14th Street to the end. Go past
Bosque Bello Cemetery and Old Town,'over
the bridge and then left toward the old pogy
plant. The entrance Is on the right. Call
Barbara Hill at (904) 556-3219 or Doug
Byron at 261-5387 for information.
Jazz jam
A jazz jam is held at Pablos, 12 N.
Second St., Femandina Beach, from 7-10.
p.m. the first Wednesday of each month.
Musicians are invited to sit in for one song or
the whole night. Join the mailing list by
mailing beechflyer@bellsouth.net.
Amelia RtverCruises
Amelia River Cruises' Adult"BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday.
Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front
St., Femandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or
book online at www.amelarivercrulses.com.
TheCoutyard
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre
St., features open mic night Mondays at 7
p.m.; Latin dance night Wednesdays at 7:30
I.m. ($5 for lessons); Zane live Thursdays at
7 p.m.; Kevin Barron Fridays at 7 p m.;
Jahmen Reggae Band Saturdays at 6 p m :
Dqggy Hour Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, 4-7 p.m. (courtyard is always dog-
friendly). Call 432-7086. Join them on
Facebook.
DogStarTaven
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., The 3
July 28. Every Tuesday is "Working Class
Stiff" when thousands of vinyl records are for
sale and available to listen to. Visit Dog Star
on Facebook and Reverbnation.com. Call
277-8010.
Florida House Inn
"Open Mike Night" is each Thursday from


including online classes in
Central Florida. She is artist in
residence at the M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center in
Orlando. Public welcome.
* *
The Fernandina Beach
High School Class 1957 will.
celebrate its 55th class
reunion Sept. 28-30. This
year activities have been
planned to accommodate the
needs of classmates. Letters
have been mailed to each
member and guests with com-
plete itinerary and costs. For
further questions contact
Carolyn.

The Council on Aging of
Nassau County.will hold its
ninth annual Fall Gala on
Oct. 7. Tickets are $125. For
tickets or information on dona-
tions and sponsorship, call
261-0701 or visit
www.coanassau.com.

Ballroom Dance Amelia
hosts Salsa Night on
Wednesday at.The
Courtyard on Centre Street,
with a beginner salsa class at
7 p.m., followed by Latin
dancing, Cover is $5. Contact
Aimee Marshall for details at
(617) 312-1932 or ballroom-
danceamelia@gmail.com.

THEATER

Stage Aurora Theatrical
Company announces audi-
tions for Its upcoming pro-
duction of "The Color
Purple" July 28 and 29 from
2-6 p.m. at the Stage Aurora


7 30-10:30 p m. in the Mermaid Bar with
local musician Terry Smith hosting a lam
session. Musicians perform a couple of
songs.and the audience gets to hear new
talent. Appropriate for all members of the
family.
No cover charge. Call Smith at (904)
412-7665
Green Turtle
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 blll@thepalacesaloon com.
InstntGroov
The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence
Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons
and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Dress Is casual. For information call Holmes
at 556-6772.
OKanes
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St, free trivia each Monday at 7:30
p m.; wine tasting the third Tuesday at 6:30
p m., with 10 wines for $10 along with
cheese and crackers and live entertainment;
dart tournament every Tuesday at 7-30 p.m.;
Dan Voll Tuesdays 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., Wes
Cobb 9 p.m. tonight. Live entertainment
nightly. Call Bill Childers at 491 -3332 or
email bill@thepalacesaloon.com.
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., live entertainment every night
and all day on the weekends, steel drum
band every Saturday starting at 7 p.m. See
the lineup online at www.sandybottom-
samelia.com.
SeabreezeSports Bar
Seabreeze Sports Bar, 2707 Sadler
Road, inside the Days Inn, welcomes week-
end DJs Wayne and Country Carrie.
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 reg-
gae 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 shag dancing Sundays
from 4,. p.m.; live music In Br6lak'%rsLourg#.-
from 9 p m.-1 a.m. nightly Call 277-6652.
Visit www.slidersseaside.com. Join Sliders
on Facebook and Twitter.
TheSurf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., Reggie Lee tonight; Larry &
The Backtracks July 28. Sho Nuff Band 1-5
p m. and Alphonso Home 6-10 p.m. July 29;
Kent Kirby July 30: Andy Haney July 31, DJ
Roc Aug 1; and Reggie Lee Aug. 2.
Entertainment is 6-10 p m. Monday-
Saturday and 1-5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m
Sunday Call 261-5711.


Performance Hall, 5188
Norwood Ave. inside Gateway
Town Center, for dynamic
African American talent, ages
9-70. Theatrical experience a
plus but not necessary.
Dancers should be trained in
jazz, modern and African.
Bring a headshot and resume
and be prepared to recite a 2-
minute contemporary dramat-
ic monologue of your choice,
or read from the script.
Rehearsals will begin Aug.
20 and will run Monday-
Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and on
Saturday from 1-5 p.m. The
production is.Sept. 28-Oct. 7
(weekends only). For tickets
visit www.ticketleap.com or
call (904) 765-7372 or (904).
765-7372.
* *
Carmike Amelia Island 7
Cinema, 14th and Lime
streets,,Fernandina Beach,
features ballet and opera
companies streamed live
from Europe including Boris
Godunov (Teatro Regio) July
29 at 2 p.m. and July 31 at 7
p.m. and Norma (Teatro
Antico) Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. and
Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets are
$25 per person. Contact the
Carmike Theatre at 261-9867.

Amelia Community
Theatre will have auditions
for "The Rocky Horror
Show" at 2 p.m. on Aug. 4
and 7 p.m. on Aug. 6 at 209
Cedar St. You must be 18 or
older to audition or work back-
stage. Those auditioning will
read from the script, sing a
one-minute excerpt of a song


SIZZLE Continued from 1B
across the country. Each team will prepare a variety of barbe-
cue entrees, including chicken, ribs, pork, brisket and more, as
they compete for more than $20,000 in prize money and tro-
phies.
Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase food and
drinks from vendors throughout the day.
The cook-off is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque
Society. For information, to register a backyard team or for
schedule details, visit www.gstailgatecookoff.com.


and participate in a dance
audition. Please bring sheet
music if your song is.not from
the show. Performances are
Oct. 25-Nov. 3. Visit the audi-
tion page at www.ameliacom-
Smunitytheatre.org for details
on characters. Call 261-6749
or email actheatre@att.net for
information.

MUSEUMS

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
about the places you visit as
well as those you see along
your way.
It's a great way to see
Fernandina and learn about
its history. Tickets are $25 per
person (must be 21, must
show ID); tour begins at the
historic train depot downtown.
Reservations required.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext.105 or Thea@ameliamu-
seum.org.
* *
The ghost tour begins at *
6 p.m. every Friday and
lasts approximately one
hour. Meet your guide in the
cemetery behind St. Peter's
Episcopal, 801 Atlantic Ave.
Tickets may be purchased at
the museum for $10/adults
and $5/students. Call 261-
7378, ext. 105 or email
Thea@ameliamuseum.org.


OUT AND ABOUT


classes or to rent the Art
Education Center visit
www.islandart.org or call
261-7020.


HEAT Continued from 1B
sponsored by Osprey Village. Wine and light snacks will be
served.
Antram will give a painting demonstration on
Aug. 22 from 7-8 p.n. The community is invited to
welcome her to Amelia Island and join the gallery for this
"Kool-Cool" event. For more on the artist visit marilyn-
jantran.com.
The Plantation Guild & Gallery is open Wednesday
through Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 432-1750.


ART WORKS


Free admission
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, in conjunc-,
tion with Blue Star Museums,
a partnership with the
National Endowment of the
Arts, Blue Star Families, the
Department of Defense and
more than 1,500 museums
across America, is offering
free admission to all active
duty military and their families
through Labor Day, Sept. 3.
The Cummer is also extend-
ing this free admission to
include retired military families
as well. Valid military identifi-'
cation is required for free
entry and will include full
access to the museum and
'gardens, as well as the spe-
cial exhibitions. For informa-
tion call (904) 356-6857 or
visit www.cummer.org. Visit
www.arts.gov/bluestarmuse-
ums.
Book-makng
Artist Eliza Holliday will
offer a Sculptural Books work-
sh6p from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug.
4 at the Island Art Association,
18 N. Second St., Fernandina
Beach. Fee is $65, including
* all materials and tools.
Minimum four per class; maxi-
mum 15, with $30 deposit.
Call 556-2517 for details. Visit.
www.letterist.com.
Logo contest
The Northeast Florida Fair
invites the community to
design a new logo for the fair
to be used on publications,
ribbons, marketing and other
locations. It should be original
artwork and reflect the differ-
ent attractions the fair offers.
The winning designer will
receive $100 and a family
four-pack of passes to this
year's fair Oct. 18-28. t
Entries should be on 8 1/2
by 11 paper and postmarked
before Aug. 10 to: Northeast
Florida Fair Logo Contest,
P.O. Box 1070, Callahan, FL
32011. Include your name,
address and phone number
on the entry. For information
call (904) 879-4682, visit the
fair Facebook page or email
info@neflfair.org.
ArtWorkshop
Amelia Island Artists
Workshop opens its TfaJl 5t .
son with watercolorist Pat-
Weaver in a three-day work-
shop for beginner to
advanced that will cover mix-
ing color using limited palettes
and include Alla Prina paint-
ing, a simplified way to draw
and an uncomplicated
approach to composition and
design.
Weaver has taught
throughout the U.S., Italy,
France, Mexico and the
Caribbean. The class is Sept.
14-16 and costs $325, with a
$25 early-bird discount before
Aug. 13. Contact Sandra
Baker-Hinton at 491-8040
during regular business hours
or at 557-1195, or Mikolean
Longacre at 415-3900.
Island Art events
The Island Art Association,
a cooperative, nonprofit
organization developed to
sustain interest, appreciation,
and enjoyment in and
of the visual arts, has over
150 members and is located
at 18 N. Second St.
Upcoming events include:
Nouveau Art/ Juried,
Themed exhibition: "Black
and White," Ann Howden Best
of Show winner, on exhibit
through July.
First Coast Community
Bank Satellite Gallery, fea-
tured artists: Bonnie
Cameron, Steve Leimberg,
Susan Henderson and
Andrea Mateer.
No Portrait Workshop
during July and August.
Classes will resume in
September.
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.
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RELIGION


Long trips,

"Are we there yet" I groaned from
the backseat. Honestly, I'm not sure
how my parents did it; five kids, each
born in a different state. As you
might imagine, we drove around a
lot. When it came to keeping us
entertained, my mom and dad where
experts. From memorization games
like "I packed my grandmother's
trunk with..." to 'Tummy Tickers,"
something my dad did by accelerat-
ing then decelerating our car as we
came over the top of a rolling hill, my
parents were amazing. They, no
doubt, had received a special grace
from God. With me in the brood, I'm
sure they used up every bit of it.
I especially like their strategy of
time-released activity packs. That's a
title I've given them but whatever
you call them, they sure did work.


travel packs and God's timing for


The plan was a sim-
ple one. After we
had driven for a
while, and used up
some of the other
road games, my
mom would let us
have one item out
of a custom made
PULf packet she had put
together for each of
NOTES tis children. From
,. coloring books to
educational toys to
Pastor nifty little plastic
Rob Goyette puzzles that you
slid the pieces
around, each item was intended to
carry us for a certain leg of.the jour-
ney.
I have no doubt, if she had given


them to us all at once, we would have
squandered the provision and
become bored a lot sooner than we
did. Yet, with some kind of sixth
sense, mom always seemed to know
just the right time to release the next
provision for our long trips. Let me
assure you, her timing was her own
and not ours.
Looking back, and having had my
own children, the source of my par-
ents traveling wisdom has become
crystal clear. Whether they knew it
or not, they were simply operating in
one of the ways of God. As our
Father, and the one who knows
where we're going, and what it's
going to take to get us there, God's
wisdom and timing for each season
of life are perfect. Though at
moments I've felt like'I've had to wait


too long for certain things, it's
usually because He wants me to
enjoy and appreciate what He's
already put in front of me. Just like in
my childhood, long dragged-out sea-
sons have never been my forte,
though I must acknowledge, there's
a ton of good things that happen
along the way. The ability to recog-
nize those good things, enjoy them
and trust the one who's driving, is a
virtue that I'm just now beginning to
drink from.
In the end, there's no doubt a spe-
cific destination God has in mind for
each of our lives. Like my mom's
custom made packets, He knows
where we are and what we need for
that particular leg of our journey. So,
perhaps the real point is, if you're
longing for something new, but God


all things

hasn't seen fit to release it to you yet,
why not make sure you've thorough-
ly enjoyed, and gotten all the benefit
out of, what He's already given you. I
know for me, that idea has made the
trip a lot more fulfilling.
"To everything there is a season
and a time to every purpose under
the heavens." (Ecclesiastes 3:l)
"Every good gift and every per-
fect gift is from above, and comes
down from the Father of lights, with
whom is no variableness, neither
shadow of turning." (ames 1:17)
"For you have need of patience,
that, after you have done the will of
God, you might receive the prom-
ise." (Hebrews 10:36)'
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters, World Outreach Center
rgoy@livingwatersoutreach.org


Double the
blessing
When you see products on
"two for one" sale, remember
The Salvation Army Hope
House and pick up two any-
way one for them and one
for you. The items they need
most right now are: canned
vegetables, canned fruits,
canned meats, macaroni and
cheese, peanut butter and jelly
and toilet paper. Hope House
is located at410 S. Ninth St or
call 321-0435.
Prayer seminar
Prayer. When you hear
that word, what comes to your
,mind? If you are like many, it
may raise questions: What
exactly is prayer? Does God
really hear me when I pray? Is
there a specific way to pray?
How do I even begin?
Prayer is not meant to con-
fuse. If you would like to learn
more about how to effectively
communicate.with God,join
Pastor Rob Goyette for an
informative look at this often
misunderstood principle and
privilege on July'28 from 10
a.m.-noon at the Association of
Realtor's Building, 910 South
14th St, Fernandina. Free and
open to the community.
Day of healing-
Historic Macedonia
African Methodist Episcopal
Church will host a Healing
and Reclamation Day July 29
at 4 p.m., a special service for'
all members of the church
and community to return to
the bonds of fellowship and
unity.
The Rev. Tan Moss of
Greater Payne A.M.E. Church
will be the preacher along
with the choir and congrega-
tion of Greater Payne. The
theme is "A New Day and A
New Way." The scripture is 2
Chronicles 7:14, "If my peo-
ple, which'are called by my
name will humble themselves,
pray, seek my face, and turn
from their wicked ways: then


will I hear from heaven, and
will forgive their sin, and will
heal their land." (KJV)
All are invited. For infor-
mation contact the church at
261-4114, or the Rev. Wendell
C. Webster, pastor, at (904)
955-0521 or pastorwebster@
, gmail.com.
Lay Day service
The Laity of Historic
Macedonia AME Church, 202
S. Ninth St., will hold a Lay
Day Service on July 29 at 11
a.m. The Rev. Brett Opalinski,,
pastor of Memorial United
Methodist ChurchFernan-
dina Beach, will give the mes-
sage..All are welcome.
Poet and preacher
The Amelia Plantation
SChapel welcomes Jay Haug to
the pulpit July 29 at 9:15 and
11:15 a.m. Haug served as an
Episcopal priest for 17 years.
His subsequent endeavors
include time spent as a finan-
cial advisor, radio talk show
host and as a law partner
recruiter with The McKinley
Group in Jacksonville.
Haug is a poet, a writer and
a preacher. He will be in the
Chapel Meeting Room
between services to share his
Most recent book of-poetry,
Beyond the Flaming Sword, -,
whi deals with llfe's most
difficult experiences and the
ways in which God can not ,
only redeem them for us, but
also use them powerfully in
the lives of others. All are wel-
come. The chapel is at 36
Bowman Road. Call 277-4414.
Tuesday worship
The Bible says that the
power of life and death is in
the tongue. Join The Salvation
Army Hope House for its
noon worship service July 31
as they delve into what that
means and why it is so critical
to guard your mouth and ears
from negativity. For informa-
tion call 321-0435 or stop by
the Hope House, located at
410 S. Ninth St.


First Presbyterian welcomes new pastor


On June 10, the members of
First Presbyterian Church of
Fernandira Beach joined
together and voted to extend a
call to the Rev. Dr. William
Wain Wesberry to become
their new pastor.
They look forward to wel-
coming Wesberry and his fam-
ily wife Sarah and children
Will and Aubrey June to
Amelia Island. His first sermon
at First Presbyterian will be on
Aug. 12.
In a message to the con-
gregation, Wesberry noted, "I
have prayed for a church that:
is bold and alive; offers and
demonstrates forgiveness and
generosity; exists for all peo-
ple; craves community with the
triune God and with-one anoth-
er; and exudes steadfast wel-
come and love."
He continued, "I have a
strong desire to make disciples
of all ages and to serve God
with joy, and I strive daily to
glorify God by seeing the face
of God in all people and to
encourage others to choose to
live by the principles of the
Christian faith."
Wesberry is a native,of
South Carolina who attended
Presbyterian College, graduat-
ing in 1996 with a B.A. in


SUBMI_ aTLa
The Rev. Dr. William Wair Wesberry, with wife Sarah
and children Will and Aiibrey June, has been called as
the new pastor at First Presbyterian Chirch in
Fernandina Beach.


English. In college, his church
home was First Presbyterian,-
Clinton, S.C., where he is cur-
rently senior pastor.
Wesberry earned his
Master of Divinity from Colum-
bia Theological Seminary in
2000, while also serving as min-.
isterial intern at Rock Springs
Presbyterian Church for 2 1/2


years. In 2008 he received his
Doctor of "Ministry from
Columbia in the gospel and cul-
ture track. His dissertation was'
in preaching.
He served as associate pas-
tor at St Giles Presbyterian in
Greenville, S.C., for two years
and association pastor at
Fourth Presbyterian, also in


Greenville, for five years. Since
2007, Wesberry has served as
senior pastor (head of staff) at
First Presbyterian of Clinton,
a 156-year-old church and also
the mother church of Thorn-
well Home for Children and
Presbyterian College,
He recently served on the
Committee on Ministry and the
examination team and is the
author of several publications
and a hymn entitled "God of
Creation." He loves music and
has a passion for singing and
playing guitar.
Among other community
endeavors, Wesberry serves
as board chairman of United
Ministries of Laurens County
and volunteer chaplain for the
Laurens County Hospital
System.
He and his wife have been
married for 15 years. Sarah
Wesberry holds a B.A. in
English from Presbyterian
College and currently works
for the Adec Group, a small
business in Greenville provid-
ing content management for
business-to-business websites.
She enjoys reading and baking
but most of all loves being a
wife and a mother to their son
Will, 11, and daughter Aubrey
June, age nine.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS & MORE


Night for parents
Dr. Ed Gamble, executive director of
the Southern Baptist Association of
Christian Schools (SBACS), the national
organization representing the interests
of over 750 Christian schools and their
sponsoring churches, will hold a parent
session, "Will Your Children Be
Conquerors or Casualties?: Raising
Godly Kids in UngodlyTimes" on
Saturday, July 28 from 6:30-8 p.m.,
with a Q&A session, at First Baptist'
Church, 1600 S. Eighth St, Fernandina
Beach.
Topics will include:
What is God's expectation of you


as a parent/grandparent/teacher/men-
tor?
(Kids are God's homework assign-
ment for parents)
Providing a Kingdom Education
for every child
Is the word Parent a verb or noun
to you?
What is the source of your parent-
ing principles?
Contentment vs. Virtue: Which are
you encouraging in your children?
The Ten Commandments of
Parenting and Kingdom Education
Admission is free. Childcare will be
available for infant to fourth grade.
Contact Fernandina Beach Christian


Academy at
FernandinaChristianAcademy.com or
call 491-5664 for information.

SonRockcamp
Springhill Baptist Church will host
its 2012 VBS July 30-Aug..3 from 6-8
p.m. nightly. The theme is SonRock
Kid's Camp and is open to kids entering
first through sixth grade. Pre-register
your child online at www.springhillbap-
tistfb.org.
At SonRock Kid's Camp, your kids
will learn how their lives can be trans-
formed by God's great love for them.
For more information call the church
office at 261-4741.


Sunday School .................................9:30 am
Sunday W orship..............................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.......................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
Pastor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nassauville Rodd County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034
261-4741
www.springhillbaptistfb.or9


t GRACE

A Congregatloi of the Presbyterian Church a
America Devoted to Christ. to the Fellowship A
to the Great Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery and Children's Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings
In Fernandina Beach, Kingsland &Yuleo.
Men's. Women's and Youth Ministries
85439 Miner Rd., Yulee
(Yuloe Middle School)
www.gracenassau.com
904.491.0363



SMemorial
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

TraditionalFamilyWnrship. ....B30am & 11am
Contrmporary Worshp ..9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Sunday School for all ages.... .. 9:45am & lam
WedaluleyDinner(Aug-May)..... 5:16pm-630pm

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AMELIA
PLANTATION
CHAPEL


Ted Schroder, i'astor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffAlA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
www.ameliacharel.com
fJeagtook,.eoo/aelia.plaliiog.chgael


Rev. Jose Kallukalam

Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Chunh
Sunday Masses am 10amn- 12 noon
Daily Mass 8:30 am Mn., Wed., Thurs & Fn.
6 pmo- Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6,00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 ant
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm- 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-281-3472; Fax 904-321-1991
Emergency Number 804-277-6566



Living Waters
w6rld-outreach
Contemporary Worship
SSAT. .. .6:00 pm
SSUN .9:30 am
SWED ..7:00pm
Youth, Nursery
& Childrens' Ministries
mob a Chrilrl Goytti
s.Ior Poo.l. 321-2117
On A1 I mile wast of Amelia Island
www.LivingWaterO0utreach.og
Join usLIVE on the Web Sunday


New Vision,
Congregational
Church, UCC
IVorship Sunday~
at 10:t00 ;uu
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CELEBRATION
BAPTIST CHURCH
Innovative Stye, Contempo~oarMusic,
Casual Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. 0 6:30pm
Connecing with Chist..
Conn,0eting wh PGcpe.



1 YULEE UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH

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

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


FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Ren Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New Members Class 9am.
Sunday, School 9:00 tm.
AMorning IWorshi 10:30 a.m. 'ver' Sunda
I"dnesday Noon-day Praver
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.linistries:
fns .. I 'm. Couples, Singles., utha



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


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Sunday School 9:30 am
Moming Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm.
Wednesday Prayer Meetng 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nurery Provlded Por All
Servlcewww Yuleebapistchurch.com
85971 Harts Rd. West 904-225.612a
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225.0809


FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
Dr. Bill Yeldell, Interim Pastor
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al.u.tr 00eth" ,op .........eiaOpltlOOpm
Wedlui rralv lOa ..........,... lopu
736 Bonnlevlew Road
904-Z61-4615
Nursery provided
5polntsbaptlstchuirch.org
Find us on Facebook:
B Points Baptist Encounter Youth


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


BILACKROCK BAPTIST
CHURCH
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
261-6220
Sunday Morning Worship Service -10 30 am
Sunday School 9'15 am
Sunday Evening Wolship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5:00 7:00 pm
Wednesday Servica 7:00 pm
Nursery Provided
wrwJllaKltrarklbtailst.,ClBl


St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
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 2nd Sunday.
904-261-4293
www.stpetersparlsh.org


JAnywGctm CrlrcfI m
Sunday Services L
Sunday Holy Communion M00 &10:00 am
5th Sunday Morning Prayer 1000 am
Sunday Children's Bible Class- 10.00 am
Wednesday Holy Communion-1215 pm
Rev J. Michael Bowhay Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Anmea Puarnc m fromYMCA))
904-491-6082.* llh n
We usehe litury from the 1928 BookoConm o Prayer


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



('llhe Promise Land)
yisyanUc ministry
Sunday-11:00 am English
7:00 pm Spanish
Wednesday-7:00 pm Spanish
& English
416 Alachua Street
(904) 349-2595
www.ThlcPmrmiseLandChurcl.us


RELIGION NOTES


Worship this week

at the place of

your choice


"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Church
Pastor: Dr. H. Neii Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Stddy 9ani
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6ptn
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comer ofl uccanclllkr & Ocbllg Ron.d,F In'cnn OBel
For More Infonnation Call: 261,9527


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4-H CAMP GEARED TO ROBOTICS


SUBMITTED
Extension Agent Steve Gaul, 4-H campers Branson Cogan, Joshua Lewis, Vincent Mastrarrigo, Caleb Fahlgren, Garrett Steedley, Wyatt Lucovsky, Raymond Pace and Extension
Agent Margaret Johnson enjoy summer fun at a robotics day camp. The campers built and programmed a simple robot using the Lego Mindstrom NXt kit, looked for hidden
prizes with a hand-held GPS, reviewed the basic skills of mapping and used a geographic information system to customize a digital map. The campers learned by doing using
maps mid laptop computers. The robotics camp activities included a field trip to Salley Corp. in Jacksonville. If you would like to find out about the opportunities 4-H offers con-
tact the Nassau County Extension Office at (904) 879-1019 or check out the website at Nassau.ifas.ufl.edu.


Threading eyebrows at local salon


HEATHER. PERRY
News-Leader


"It's great for
people with sen-
sitive skin," says
Paulette Zouein
as she has her
eyebrows thread-
ed by certified
practitioner
Nicole Brown.
HEATHER. PERRY
SNEWS-LEADER


One of the most painful and annoy-
ing tasks facing women is tweezing
their eyebrows.
Contemporary Glamour (CG)
Studio Salon at Blackrock Road and
SR 200 is out to alleviate that suffering
by offering the ancient art of thread-
ing.
Thought to have originated in'.
Turkey, the technique is still widely
Practiced in the Middle East and
India, and has recently become popu-
lar at many posh salons in the U.S..
and Europe.
Trained practitioners use a thin,
twisted cotton thread for the process.
Unlike tweezing, which removes hairs
one at a time, threading can take out a
whole row at once. Because there are
no chemicals involved, the procedure
is welcomed by those with sensitive
skin.
The cost for threading is the same
as for waxing: Brow or lip $10; chin
$15; sideburn $15 and full face -
$40. New manager Paulette Zouein
says the salon is very involved with
community service.
"We were recently involved in one
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of Mamamelia's great events called
Diva's Day Out. The event was held to
benefit and bring awareness to chil-
dren with Rett Syndrome. We also
sponsor the Women of Power organi-
zation and are heavily involved in the
Amelia Community Theatre. We are
always open to and looking for oppor-
tunities to help our local community!"
The lively staff of six is also enthu-
siastic about their commitment to
serving their clients.
"We believe in quality service at a
reasonable price! We strive to have a
laid back yet very positive and profes-
sional environment We are all very
passionate about what we do!" said


Zouein.
Men, women and children can get
haircuts and styles at CG Studio
Salon, which also offers waxing, mani-
cures, pedicures, Keratin treatments,
color and perms.
Business hours are Monday-
Wednesday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Thursday-Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.,
Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sunday.
CG Studio Salon is located at
464073 SR 200 in the Eagles Crossing
Shopping Center. Phone 310-9340 or
visit www.cgstudiosalon.com to learn
about other new services like
Glamour Girl parties.
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'Volunteen'helps out They care for trees
HEATHER. PERRY I IEIT'IHERA. PERRY
News-Leader News-Leader
Courtney Dietz, daughter Delmar Paraday has been
of Kevin and Stacy Dietz of preparing for a career in the
Yulee, is spending her sum- tree service industry since he
mer volunteering at Baptist was 16years old. After learning
Medical Center Nassau. i i the ropes by working for sev-
Dietz says she volunteered yfre .. eral tree services and helping
because she wanted to learn run another, he decided it was
what goeson in the hospital time to branch out on his own
where her mother is a respi- in November 2011
ratory therapists 1 t i. -"D.C. Trees was brought up
'I want to go into some- S from nothing and is doing very
thing in the medical field, but well," he says.
I'm not sure what," shesaid. "I Tropical storms Beryl and
love helping the outpatients, Debby have kept the fledgling
meeting new people, and Iam d company on its toes.
also glad 'to help lessen the "This storm season has had
burden of the (auxiliary) vol- us very busy, even working in
unteers having to walk so far the rain. The gratitude of the
with the construction that is people we have helped by get-
going on now." ting trees off their house so
Dietz is one of 15 local high they can fix it in a timely man-
school students ages 14-18 ner has made it worth it," said
earning community service Paraday, who helped remove
credits in the seven-week "vol- trees from six homes in Pirates
unteens" program. Teens vol- Wood and several in, the
unteer for at least two four- Meadowfield neighborhood.
hour shifts per week.. The time to prepare for
"Some are asking for more. storms is when the sun is shin-
They are working alongside HEATHERA. PERRY/NEWS-LFADER ing, he adds.
our auxiliary staff in various Courtney Dietz is one of 15 "volunteend" earning com- "The best advice I can give
departments such as dietary, munity service credits at BaptistMedical Center any homeowner to help with
registration and front lobbies, Nassau this summer, storm season is to remove any
storeroom, GE lab, laborato- overhanging limbs, especially
ry .and gift shop," said close to the house. Any trees
Employee Health Coordinator -"I like Yulee because it is a play softball and volleyball for with holes or rote spots should
Teresa Carter, R.N. small town. I love my school YHS. I enjoy going to the be examined."
"They have been a huge and my friends. I couldn't beach with friends and hunting In addition, homeowners
asset to our facility this sum- imagine going to another with my dad." should have their trees exam- HEATHERA. PERRY/NEWSLEADER
mer with lots of praises from school." Dietz shares her Yulee ined if they notice any uplift in "Yeah, it's hot but you pace yourself and drink plenty of
patients and staff." Leisure activities for the home with her parents and sis- the roots. fluids," says Delmar Paraday as he climbs a 100-foot
Born inJacksonville, Dietz athletic teen include playing ters Savannah and Billie Jo. Services offered include pine tree on a property in Yulee.
has always lived in Yulee. She travel softball, something she Savaninah is also a volunteern." tree trimming, tree removal,
is a rising sopomoreat Yulee has done since she was 10 The family pet is an Altman stLtmp grinding, storm work
High School and hopes to years old. English bulldog named and hauling off debris. Business hours are 8-a.m.-5 Call 310-6437 or e-mail
attend the University ..of "I play shortstop for the Cotton. D.C. Trees is located at p.m. but they are available dtreesl@yahoo.com.
Georgia. Jacksonville Legends. I also type@ffnewsleadercom 94303 Duck Lake Drive. for 24-hour emergency calls. type@fbnewsleadercom



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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Financial-omePropmprr, ,606 Pnorn Equipnent l, ile-a 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Property 858 Condos-Unfurnished
101 Card or Thanks 205 Live-In Help 404 Money TO Loan 607 Antiques-Ccllectibles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnshed
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Gardenr,'Lawr Equipment 802 Mobile Homes 815 Kingsland/St. Marys 860 Homes-Unfurnished
103 In Memr.r.am 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 PlantsiSeeO.,'Ferrillzer 803 roDblie Home Lots 816 Camden County 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies b10 Air Londrlioners5ieaiers 623 Siap/lTade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public rtotc 301 Schools &Instruction 503 Pets/Supplesa 611 H.:,me Furnhshngs 6241 Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 D.et/Exercise 504 Services 612 Musa.ial insIrurr-enrt 62i Free Items 806 Waterfront 85L Roommate Wanted 864 Commercial/Retail
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobb.es/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Teli.i ioriRa3lojSteieo 700 RECREATION 807 Condomnimus 852 Mobile Homes 865 Warehouse
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614l Je>,elr;. Watcnes 701 Boats & Trailers 808 Off Island/Yulee 853 Mobile Home Lots 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Buldrong tr-aterlals 702 Boat SupplEs/Do.ckage 809 Lots 854 Room 90L Automobktes
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 StoraaeW"arehrcuse 03 Spurts Equiprnent Sales 810 Farris & Acreage 855 Apartrnersts-Fumished 903 Vans
202 Sales-Business 401 M-ortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 61 M.achiner-Tori- Equip 70rj Recrearion Vehicles 811 Commercial/Retail 856 Aparnments-Unfurn. 901 Motorccle
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to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.


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THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles For Towing & Storage and
will be auctioned off on the listed dates
below: on 8/13/2012, a 1995 Toyota
4Runner, VIN# 3T3VN39W4S0187251
at 12noon at 1683B S. 8th St.,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
(904)321-3422


HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED for part-
time. Must have own' transportation
and references. We do background
checks. Call (904)491-3873 for
appointment.
S HIRING IMMEDIATELY
National companies need employees to
assemble products at home for pay.
No selling. $500 weekly potential. Info
1-985-646-1700 Dept. FL-1380..
DRIVERS/FLATBED 'CLASS A Get
home weekends. Southeast Regional.
Earn up to .39t/mlle. 1 year OTR
flatbed, exp req'd. (800)572-5489
x227, SunBelt Transport, LLC. ANF
REAL ESTATE COMPANY now hiring
Housekeepers. Great pay and flexible
schedules. (904)261-9444
DRIVERS 100% owner operator co.
Regional & dedicated. Home weekly.
Class A CDL. 1 yr exp In last 3. Call
(800)695-9643. ANF
JEWELRY SALES POSITION Family
owned and operated Jewelry store Is
looking for a personable Individual with
a professional attitude. The position is
part time. Please bring resume in
person to Scott and Sons Fine Jewellry,
9900 Amelia Island Parkway, Ste 200.
ATTN: DRIVERS Apply now, 12
drivers needed. Top 5%-pay; 458 yrs
stability, new KW conventional, 2 mos
CDL Class A driving exp, (877)258-
8782. ANF

STEVE JOHNSON AUTOMOTIVE
LOOKING FOR AN ASE CERTI-
FIED TECHNICIAN $30 per hour
commission. Apply,in person at
Steve Johnson 'Automotive, 1505
South 14th Street or email:
stevejohnsonauto@aol.com


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accepting applications for full & part-
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201 Help Wanted
OUTSIDE SALES HOME
INSPECTORS
Oikin Pest Control, a national service
provider, is seeking talented individuals
to expand our residential business In
Nassau County.
Candidates will devise, prospect,
execute a sales plan for new residential
business in a designated territory
where they will be responsible for
gathering Information about customer
needs, presenting Orkin solutions and
closing'the sale. This position pays a
competitive base salary + commissions
and excellent benefits. Applicants must
have a clean driving record and pass a
background check, including a drug
screen.
To apply, please email your resume to
Don at ddusinbe@(orkin.com Fax 904-
645-6813. You may. also visit our
website at www.orklncarcers.com for
more information.
Orkin Pest Control Is an equal
opportunity employer.

SHELTER/CENTER ATTENDANT
Nassau County has 2 openings for a
Shelter/Center Attendant with Animal
Care and Control at $10.83 hourly plus
benefits. Requires high school diploma
or GED and one year of expenence in
the area of Animal Shelter Control.
Must possess valid driver's license.
Must obtain euthanasia certification
within 1 year of hire. Applications will
be accepted thru August 1, 2012 and
can be obtained- in the Human
Resources Department located at
96135 Nassau Place, Suite 5,Yulee,
FL 32097. Phone (904)491-7332 or fax
(904)321-5797 or online at
www.nassaucountvfl.com.
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.

EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIV-
ERS Earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded.
$1000 sign on to qualified drivers.
Home most weekends. Call (843)266-
3731/ bulldoghlway.com. EOE. ANF

COMMERCIAL ELECTRICIANS -
wanted for 13 weeks full time in Yulee.
Send resume to
Brackelectric@amail.com.

MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES
NEEDED Train online to become a
Medical Office Assistant. No experience
needed: Training & local Job placement
assistance thru SC Training. HS
Diploma/ GED & PC/Internet needed.
(888)374-7294. ANF


201 Help Wanted
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
MECHANIC
Nassau County has an opening for a
Preventive Maintenance Mechanic with
the Road and Bridge Department at
$13.17 hourly plus benefits. Requires
high school diploma or GED and 1 year
experience In preventive maintenance.
Must.have valid Class "B" CDL with
no restriction for air brake, and must
possess tanker and hazardous material
endorsement prior to application.
Applications will be accepted thru
August 1, 2012 and can be obtained In
the Human Resources Department
located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite
5, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone (904)491-
7332 .or fax (9q4)321-5797,
www.nassaucountvfl.com.
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace,.

MAINTENANCE HELPER
Nassau County has an opening for
Maintenance Helper at $10.83 hourly
plus benefits. Requires high school
diploma or GED and experience in the
field of agriculture or construction
trades, and a valid drivers license.
Applications will be accepted thru
August 1, 2012 and can be obtained In
the Human Resources Department
located at 96135 Nassau Place, Suite
5, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone (904)491-
7332 or fax (904)321-5797, or
www.nassaucountvfl.com.
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.
OPENING FOR EXPERIENCED
SERVICE ADVISOR
Due to the Increase in business, Paul
Clark Ford has an immediate opening
for an Experienced Service Advisor.
Benefits offered Include:
Competitive Pay Plan
Ford Factory Training
Paid Vacation &-Holidays.
Health, Dental, Vision &
Disability available.
Please contact Greg Krajewskl at
(904)225-3673 or email
PCFordsvcmgr@aol.com
,DRIVERS Refrigerated & dry van
freight w/plenty of miles. Arinual salary
$45K-$60K. Flexible hometlme. CDL-A,
3 mos current OTR exp. (800)414-
9569, www.driveknlght.com. ANF
OSPREY COVE COUNTRY CLUB in
St. Marys Is accepting applications/res-
umes for cooks; Applications are avail-
able at the Security Gate at the ent-
rance to Osprey.Cove orby emaling
nwlldest(hamptonoolfclubs.com.
ACCOUNT MANAGER Part-time with
opportunity for advancement. Send
resume or apply in person to: Cham-
ber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway
Blvd., Suite 101-G, Amelia Island,


tERKIltIE PLATES INSTRUCTOR -
2 years teaching experience, at least 3
evenings, and 1 mat class per week -
opportunity for 20+ private equipment
hours/week. Please email resume
(Including 2 references).
chlro8888@yahoo.com

DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW -
Learn to drive for Schneider National.
Earn $700/wk. No experience needed.
Local CDL training. Job ready In 15
days (888)368-1964. ANF

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.

TEAM & SOLO DRIVERS Steady
work, steady mllesl 2,800+ miles/
week. Drop & hook available. No
touch freight. Weekly pay + benefits.
CDL-A w/1 year OTR req'd.. Food grade
tank carrier. 800-877-2430.
www.indianrivertransport.com


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for you!! Reasonable rates, I supply
the materials, you supply the house!
References supplied. Call/text
Britmmum Cleaning at (860)576-0619.


PT/HOURLY PERSONAL 'ASSIST-
ANT- or PT sitter. Able to run errands
for you or with you. Your vehicle or
mine. Thanks, Lisa (904) 335-0290





WELL-ESTABLISHED (5 YEARS)
LOCAL FRANCHISE PUBLICATION -
for sale. Part-time, work from home,
great money and fun! Owner moving.
Call (904)415-6706.


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MEDICAL CAREERS begin here -
Train online for Allied Health & Medical
Management. Job placement assist-
ance.. Computer avail. Financial aid if
qualified. SCHEV certified. (888)203-
3179, www.CenturaOnllne.com. ANF

AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for
hands on 'Avation Maintanance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid If
qualified Housing avail. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (866)314-
3769. ANF







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mite control on dogs. Patented. At
farm, feed & hardware stores. Distrib-
uted by Fuller Supply (205)3343-3341.
Swww.happyjackinc.com. ANF


MODULAR HOME OFFICE FURNI-
TURE All wood, 10 ft wide, 6.5 ft
high, $500. 2 area rugs, can be cut to
smaller size, 6x12 and 8x10, neutral
color, both for $125. 225-4961.

MOVING SALE Furniture,' clothes,
some antiques, Snapper mower,
refrigerator. 1799 Arbor Dr., Parkway
South. Sat. 7/28,'8am-12pm.

FRI., SAT., & SUN. 8am-? Tools,
cutting torches, bikes, parts washer,
too much to list. 1320 Elm St., off of
14th St. (904)415-6077 or 261-5098,
Fred Long.

96165 ABACO ISLAND DR. Fri.
7/27 & Sat. 7/28, 7am-? Antique Polar
King ice box, Horizon 120 treadmill
w/warranty, sofa, 2 chairs w/ottoman,
&so much more.

HUGE GARAGE CLEAN-OUT SALE -
96215 Palm Bluff Dr., Fri. 7/27 & Sat.
7/28, 8am. Mech., plumbing, &
carpenter tools, some are antique.
Golf, fish, boating gear, 2 bikes.
Antique fire ext., tow bar, exercise
,equipment.

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat.
7/28, 8am-2pm. 85629 Lana Rd.,
Yulee, FL. Rain cancels. Misc. items,
children's/adult clothes, housewares,
many more items.

MOVING Everything must go. Sat.
7/28, 8am-12pm. 86152 Worthington
Dr., Yulee (Page Hill subdivision).

2-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Clothes,
TV stand, TV's, weight bench, 'desk,
toys, & much more. 23774 Arrigo
Blvd. Sat. 7/28, 8am-2pm.

YARD SALE Furniture, household
items, dothes, toys & more. Too many
items to list all. Sat. 7/28, 8am. 819
Fountain Dr., off S. 14th St.

LARGE YARD SALE Small
appliances, dishes, knick-knacks,
collectibles. Sat. 7/28 & Sun. 7/29
from 8am until we melt. 87242 Lents
Road, Yulee.

BIG YARD SALE Sat. 7/28, 8am-
2pm. 96216 Confederate Oaks Dr., off
Freeman Rd. on Blackrock. All kinds of
good stuff!

MOVING SALEI Everything Going!
One Day Only! -Sat. 7/27, 8am-? 627
Donnie Ln., just off Clinch Dr.

HUGE GARAGE SALE Fri. 7/27 &
Sat. 7/28, 8am-lpm. 1812 Sea Oats
Ave. Sofa, twin beds, queen head-
board, glass coffee table, dishes, toys,
stuffed animals, Beahie babies,
clothing and more.

MULTI-FAMILY YARD. SALE Sat.
7/18, 8am-? 1732 N. Fletcher Ave.

2130 RAYON RD. Sat. 7/28 & Sun.
7/29, 8am-? Children'st toys, living
room furniture, and household items.
Everything must go.

MULTI-FAMILY 96073 Conner Ln.
Fri. & Sat., 8am-? Take AlA to
Blackrock Rd. & follow pink signs. Desk
& lots of misc. Items.


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602 Articles for Sale
FOR SALE Glass top table 72"
extendable. Ethan'Allen hutch 2 piece
70x48. Upholstered parson's chairs 6
set. $150/ea. (904)321-0970


GUN SHOW Aug. 4th & 5th. Prime
Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water
St., lax. (I-9 .south to exit 353A,
Forsythe St.). CWP classes 10:00 &
1:00. Admission $8.00. Free'Park-
Ing. Info Cliff Hangers (386)325-6114.

FOR SALE Krause Multi-Matlc 12 ft.
ladder, $50. Black & Decker Workmate
525 work bench,. $50. EX-cell pressure
washer model XR2600, $275. Troy-bilt
generator 10hp motor, $400. Items
never used or once-or twice. 491-5004


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3AX Quality products 50-80% off
retail. Queen mattress sets $150.
Sofa/Love $399' 5pc Bed Lst $399:
House/Condo packages $1799. Call
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ORTHOPEDIC RECLINER electric
powered to stand up position, beige
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3BR/ZBA TRIPLE WIDE sitting on 4
acres.on Lofton.Creek. Close to YMS
and YHS. $104,900. (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




OLDER HOUSE Needs repair. Large
lot. 132 S. 13th St. $75,000/OBp.
(904)583-2045


3BR/1.SBA 1 car attached garage,
24x24 detached garage, on 1/2 acre
lot, .410 S. 14th St. $164,900. Call
(904)491-1897.




'OCEANFRONT PROPERTY
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)26 -8870.




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


811 Commercial/Retail
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SPACE Located
on highly desirable Sadler Rd. 655
sqft, 2 office suite with restroom.
Conference room Is available. Can be
leased or purchased as office condo.
Call Sam Sell, realtor with Watson
Realty Corp at 904-625-6678.

817 Other Areas
NEW COTTAGE on the lake. Only
$69,900. Dockable shoreline. Sale Sat.
7/28 only. Never before offered
Gorgeous hew designer ready lakefront
cottage In beautiful setting on spectac-
ular, recreational lake. Boat, ski, swim,
fish, more. Paved roads, power, &
phone. Perfect for vacation home or
weekend getaway. Must see. Exc
financing. (866)952-5336 x222. ANF







RV RENTALS AVAILABLE it a
campground. Weekly or monthly.' 'All.
utilities & WiFi iricluded. (904)225-
5577.


DOUBLEWIDE 3BR/2BA + office, in
:Yulee. New carpet & new appliances.
Services dogs only. $1000/mo. + dep.
(904)704-4989 or (904)225-5392

ON. OFF ISLAND Clean &
remodeled 1, 2, 3BR mobile homes
starting $150 wk/$600 mo. + dep +
utils.' Call for details, 261-.5034.
Available now .

3BR/2BA on one acre. Very nice.
,Located on Dwight Dr. $850/mo. +.
$800 deposit. (904)753-2155 or (904)
753-2156
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3BR/28A Fenced yard, on Haits Rd.
$850/mo. Call (904)225-2587.

2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME Excellent
condition. Blackrock Rd. $700/mb. +
deposit. (904)277-8522


3BR/lZiA APARTNlTl I aOilale ~l In
great downtown location. Semi-furnish-
d, office, WIFI and utilities Included:
adjacent to the Hampton Inn and
Suites, 19 South 2nd St., Femandlna
' each. Lease and references required.
S$1600/month. Contact Bob Ramshaw
at 904-557-2106.

AT BEACH 1BR, .Incl. utils. $225/wk,
$895/mo + dep. ELSEWHERE Other
Rentals Ahail. 1, 2 & 3BR mobile
homes. Call for details 261-5034.


S 856 Apartments
Unfurnished
POST OAK APARTMENTS
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/famlies. 1 &
2' Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available, *This Institution
Is an equal opportunity 'provider, and
employer. TDD: 711

For Rent 2BR/1.5BA TH apt. .CH&A,'
stove, refrig., D/W, carpet. Service
animals only. $795/mo. 828
Nottingham Dr. Call (904)261-3035.

THE COLONY 2BR/1BA with garage.
$950/mo. Stoney Creek 38R/2.5BA.
$1200/mo. Amelia Rentals, (904)261-
9129


858 Condos-Unfurnished|
COTTAGES OF STONEY CREEK -
-Gated community, 3BR/2.5BA. Pool w/
cabana, summer kitchen & sunbathing
deck. $1195 Includes garbage service.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. 277-0006


BLOCK HOUSE- .3BR/1BA, large
porches,, partially furnished. $700/mo.
+ $400 security.. Call (904)277-3285
or (904)415-6110.



2BR HOUSE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN
- Clean. Central air, 403 N. 4th St. Go
look, then call (904)607-3121:
$795/mo.

3BR/2BA AI home. Fenced yard, tile
floors, 2-car garage. Pets ok. $1,400/
mo. 1 yr lease. 1st, last & dep req'd.
(858)354-8221 or (503)781-0752.

3BR/2BA on Piney Island. $1,200/
mo. No smoking. (904)463-2770

NICE 3BR/1BA HOME with garage
& fenced yard. $900/mo. Call Greg
(904)556-2573.

VERY NICE 3BR/2BA HOME in
Azalea Pointe. Large master suite, all
appliances. Large fenced in yard. Pets
considered. $1600/mo. (904)557-6501
Susan Perry, Alelia Island Properties,
319 Centre Street, FB, FL.



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

OCEANVIEW 3BR/28A and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.Hi. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.


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Deep Water Home on Bells River You will say. WOWI HOME DRI\E
Deep Water Hoe nell veCompletely rebuilt 2800 sf 3738 SF of luxury on .77 acre lot, Amazing waterfront home on
w/dock. Dowstis remodeled home has hardwood floors, grand entrance, great kitchen, he Lofton Creek! Custom
with gourmet kitchen of your huge master suite, upgraded inground heated pool, 3 HVAC home is 3,347 sf plus 700 sf
dreams, upstairs has 2nd kitchen, kitchen on an acre on Amelia systems, hurricane shutters, cen- workshop/collage. Dock has
lots of decks. Island. tral vac & more cedar screened room & boat.
#57737 $494,500 #57735 $329,000 #57707 $1,799,000 #57756 $775,000







SAND HICKORY TRAIL SUNNYPARKE NORTH HAMPTON CLUB I SAND DOLLAR
1Coppenbarger's Diamond 3/2 Relax on your screened back Alluring view the 5 i CONDOMINIUM
alluring views ever the 15thlsfti- Oceanfronst 2/2 condo incomplex
flooiplan in sought after Hickory porch and look over the lake. way lake from this ichly'pgrad- Onallowns pets isc 3rd floor unt
Village near Yulee High School. Great open floor plan in this ed 3/2. Wood and tile floors, has a great ocean view and the pool
iSciteaed poh. fenced yard, 3/2 w/large kitchen. Home crown, plantation shutters, 3-car is fabulous Covered parking.
well-kept home. shows like new garage.
4#57768 $150,000 #57762 $224,500 #57760 $249,500 #57803 $225,000







FERNANDINAS HORES LONG BEACH DRIVE AMELIA IPRK AMELIA BY THE SEA
Fully furnished 3/2.5 town- Beautiful lakefront home at Magnificent, fully loaded 3924 Owner financing available on
homn blocks fiom the beach end of cul-de-sac in North sf custom 4/3.5 Low Country this recently updated second
has updated baths, tile floors Hampton. Oversized kitchen home Gourmet kitchen, 50-. floo'end unit. Granite coun-
-downstairs, MBR- balcony for the family chlf, niceMBR year galvanized roof, wrap- terms. tile & new cabinets.
Largest floor plan in complex. suite, extra long driveway, arcod screened porch Fishing pier on site
#57747 $229,900 #57631 $194,50 #56704 $619,000 #52602 $282,000


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Blackrock Road
Blackrock Road
Blackrock Road
Edwards Road
SOUTH 15TH STREET Edwards Road
Great fixer upper on Amelia
Island with inground pool. East SR 200 (Comm)
1760 sf of space, fenced yad. Gravel Creek Dr.
Garage converted to fail
room w/fireplacc & storage. Little Piney Island
#56335 $80,000


AMELIA ISLAND
fg. .ri $S'12 9 'i 11.1 IOi l M, rih(l p li le

$560,000 Ocean Avenue
venue $150,000 S. Fletcher Avenue
venue $529,000 S. 20th Street


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$30,000
$42,500
$39,900
$425,000
$55,000
$169,000


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Middle Road $250,000
Miner Rd (15acres) $570,000
Napeague Drive $65,000
Pages Dairy Rd (s acres) $175,000
Parrish Drive $32,500
Sail Wind Way $55,000
Serenity Lane $55,900
Pirates Wood (4 lots) $245,360


$300,000 AMELIA LANDINGS
f btally remodeled lop noor end
$890U000 suil is tastleflly furnished. l olid
$175,000 surface couilerlops, new-appli-
nnces, lile floors, nwraparounl d
screened deck.


LIL WILLIAM ROAD
Very nicely remodeled DWM1I
in Nassauville has walk-in clos-
ets in bedrooms, nice kitchen, 2
outside storage sheds, all appli-
ances.
#57303 $59,5(H)


863 Office
BEAUTIFUL GATEWAY TO AMELIA
Office Space All utilities, CAM, & tax
Included, 2 rooms, 370sf. $695. Call
(904)753-0117.


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 riled floors. Upgraded kitchen with double
oven. Master bath has walk-in shower and jetted tub.
Pets ok. Off Island. $1,750/mo.
404 Georgia Avenue 2257 sf 4BR/2BA home in the
Portside community. Hardwood and tile flooring
throughout the living areas. Large Living Room with
Fireplace! Formal Dining Room. Kitchen with
Butler's pantry and Corian counter tops. Well sized
Master Suite with separate Garden Tub and Shower.
Screened Lanai. Pets ok. On Island. $1,750/mo.
95457 Sonoma Dr -'2601 sf 5BR/3BA 2 story house
in the itn. .dlirdige 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 sf 2BR/2BA Omni
Amelia Island Plantation villa located on tle Fairway.
,Recently remodeled with updated Kitchen and
appliances. Generous .living spaces with
Living/Dining Room combined. Master suite with
private bath. Optional AlP .rTnimF.crhip available.
\Wal.er &a Dryer. Pets ok. On Island. $1,450/mo.
Surf & Racket #A10 IBR/IBA condo with ocean
and pool view. Furnished with all utilities. No pets.
On Island. $1,550/mo.
.76391 Deerwood Drive 1764 sf. 3BR/2BA home in
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.


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Insurance. (904)557-5644 service. $6,000. (978)877-2613


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

865 Warehouse
WAREHOUSE/OFFICE 2400sf ware-
house w/12'X15' office & bath. Two
12X12 roll up doors. Amelia Island In-
dustrial Park, 2424~8 Lynndale Rd. Call
Jim" Deal 261-6230.or cell 415-0423.'


2005 TOYOTA COROLLA Well
maintained. Excellent condition.
$7,500. Call (904)556-9118.


902 Trucks
2007 FORD F150 TRUCK Good
condition. Runs well. $7,500/OBO. Call
(904)806-3297.


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RESIDENTIAL
LONG TERM RENTALS
*3423 S. FletcherAvenue-2BR/ I BA across from
the beach. Nice Deck, Furnished with washer
and dryer. $ 1000/mo. utilities.
*514 5. 14th Street 3BR/IBA. Nice large
fenced yard. Available Sept. Ist.$950Jmo
+utilities
*2519 S. Fletcher Ave. 3BR/2.5BA with 2880
sq.ft. Grand old beach house with unusual
floor plan and lots-of parking $ 1,650/mo. plus
utilities.
* 23820 Flora ParkBlvd. 4BR/2BA 1988 approx.
.sq.ft home. $1,350/mro. plus until. Avail.
8/01/12.
*76129 Long Pond Loop 3BR/2BA 1723 sq.ft.
$1,200 plus utilities
BEACH COTTAGE/MONTHLY RENTAL
*2BR/IBA furnished 1801 S. Fletcher Ave.
$1,650/mo. includes most utilities, water,
sewer,garbage, cable and internet. Available in
August-
VACATION RENTAL
AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY
2BR/IBA Ocean-view.487 S.Fletcher. Across
the street from the beach.All until, wi-fi.TV &
phone.
*3BR/ 3BA townhome In Sandpiper. Loop
$1850/wk plus taxes & cleaning fee.
COMMERCIAL
* Amelia Park Unit B small office (2.rooms)
with bath, 576 sqft. $ 1000/mo. + sales tax
* Fie Points Village 1,200 sq. ft.AIA/S 8th St.
exposure- Greatfor retail, services,or office.
$1,200/mo,+sales tax. -
* Amelia Park Unit E (f4th St frontage) 910,
approx sqft., 3 offices, reception area, kitchen
and bathroom.$1450/mo+ utilities.
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle House,
1.800 sq.ft. $1700/moilease + tax. Sale also
considered.
COMMERCIAL SALE/INVESTMENT
* Office Complex w/tenant for sale /.excellent
Inestment 1941 Citrona Dr 4690 sq.ft.
including additional lot. Call for more info
261-4066
904.26.40661


2038 Marlin Court 1400 sf 3BD/2BA, Wood floors,
with den and fenced backyard with deck. Centrally located
on island, Pet OK. $1,275/mo.
86222 Evergreen Place 1590 sf. 3BR/2BA split floor plan
home in Hickory Village. Bright and open with fireplace in
the Family room. Breakfast nook kitchen. Two car garage.
Irrigation system. Pets ok. OffIsland. $1,200/mo.
861478 Worthington Drive 1386 sf. 3BR/2BA residence
in the Page Hill community. Split floor plan with extra
room for Den or Office space. Well appointed Eat-in
Kitchen overlooking the large .Family Room. Large
backyard that is partially fenced. Two car garage. Pets ok.
Offlsland. $1,195/mo.
2235 Cashen Wood Drive 1,444 sf. 3BR/2BA home
located in a quite neighborhood on the Island. Open floor
plan. Large yard with lots of shade. Pets ok. On Island.
$1,150/mo.
2343 Cashen, Wood Drive 1416 sE 3BR/2BA
Fernandina home in the Cashen Wood neighborhood.
Large kitchen overlooking Family room with breakfast
nook. Master suiterwith private bath. Convenient location
to almost everything Island lif has to offer. Pets ok. On
Island. $1,100/mo.
96091 Stoney Dr 1407 sf: 2BR/2BA ground floor unit in
the Cottages of Stoney 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. Off Island. $1,000/mo.
75170 Johnson Lake Rd 816 sf 2B1890 sf 3BR/2BA
home in the quiet country setting ofJohnson Lake. New
carpet, paint and more! Large fenced yard with views of the
spring fed lake. Florida room overlooking lake and screen
porch in front. Pets ok. Off Island. $950
837B Mary St. 816 sf2BD/IBA first floor duplex located
on the North end ofAmelia Island. Bright and open with
large yard and carport. Pets ok. On Island. $850/mo.


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ON ISLAND


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