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County


attorney


won't be


charged



'Technical

violation"

of state law

GARRETT PELICAN
News-Leader
The Nassau County Attorney and
two planning board members may
have violated the state Sunshine Law
when they discussed public business
in private, but charges will not be filed.
The Nassau County State
Attorney's Office said it has "probable
cause" to believe
County Attorney
David Hallman and
planning board
members Pat Keogh
and John Stack skirt-
ed the law when
they discussed
breaking the coun-
Hallman ty's franchise agree-
ment with JEA with
Tallahassee attorney
Brian Armstrong on Jan. 9.
tion appears to have been accidental,
Assistant State Attorney Wes White
told Hallman's attorney in an email
Wednesday that no charges will be
filed.
Sunshine Law prohibits two or
more members of a board with any
legislative authority from meeting pri-
vately to discuss public business with-
out giving public notice of the meeting.
"I have concluded that there is
probable cause to believe that there
was a technical violation of the
Sunshine Law relating to the atten-
dance of two members of the Nassau
County Planning and Zoning Board,"
White's email stated. "However, since
any violation appears to have been
inadvertent, and since those members
attended that meeting at the request of
the county attorney, we will not be
pursuing the matter and our file will be
closed."
"I'm at a loss to determine what
possible violation there could be, tech-
COUNTY Continued on 3A


NASSAU COUNTY FIRE RESCUE
Two workers were injured when scaffolding collapsed from the top
of a hotel expansion under construction at Omni Amelia Island
Plantation.


2 workers injured


in Plantation mishap


GARRETT PELICAN
News-Leader
Two workers at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation were hospitalized
after scaffolding six stories above col-
lapsed on them, trapping the pair
about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nassau
County Fire Chief Matt Graves said.
Rescuers extricated the pair and
transported them, one by rescue hel-
icopter and the other by ambulance,
to Shands Jacksonville with serious
injuries, Graves said..
The cause of the collapse at the
resort's hotel has yet to be deter-
mined, but the federal Occupational
Safety and Health Administration is
investigating the accident, the fire
chief said.
"We've responded and we're con-
ducting an investigation," OSHA


spokesman Jeff Romeo said.
Graves said dispatch received
reports of an "industrial accident with
two entrapped" at 8:57 a.m. "The scaf-
folding apparently fell from the top
floor. How it fell I'm not exactly sure."
The pair was working on the
ground floor of an expansion of the
resort's hotel, Graves said. Major ren-,
ovations and expansions are ongo-
ing at various Plantation locations.
Identities of the two men have not
been released. Their conditions could
not be determined on Thursday.
Graves said he contacted
Jacksonville Fire Rescue in case
responders needed the larger depart-
ment's equipment to extricate the vic-
tims, but JFR was not dispatched.
The fire chief praised his staff for
WORKERS Continued on 3A


Restored depot



might include



statue of Yulee


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader
City commissioners will consider
whether to contribute $125,000 in,
Forward Fernandina money for
restoration of the railroad depot on
Centre Street that is now used as a
visitors' center.
The Tourist Development Council,
which leases the building for its
Convention and Visitors Bureau to
operate the visitors' center, would
contribute $125,000 for half of the
renovation costs. The TDC, which is
authorized by county government,
receives funding from a bed tax at
hotels, motels and bed and breakfast
establishments.
The Amelia Island Fernandina
Restoration Foundation, a nonprofit
group that led the way to Forward
Fernandina, .has agreed to pay
$50,000 for a statue of David Levy
Yulee on the site if the city helps fund
restoration of the historic railroad
depot.
Yulee, founder of the Florida


Railroad and developer of the city of
Fernandina, needs to be better
acknowledged by the community,
according to Adam Kaufman, presi-
dent of the Restoration Foundation
and primary proponent of Forward
Fernandina.
A resolution by the Restoration
Foundation states it will commit
$50,000 to erect the statue, and the
CVB has committed $125,000 for
restoration of the depot, which has
been estimated to cost $250,000. But
that awaits the city's commitment of
$125,000.
City Manager Joe Gerrity said
Wednesday he had put the $125,000
for the restoration on a list of projects
for the'commission to consider, but so
far it is not in the 2012-13 budget pil
posal.
That money, if approved by com-
missioners, would come out of a $1.9
million loan the city received for the
first phase of the Forward Fernandina
strategic plan. The depot restoration,
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News-Leader
"Qualifying for fcandidates-to-seek
a seat on the Fernandina Beach City
Commission ends at 5 p.m. next
Friday, Aug. 10. The election is in
November.
Three candidates have qualified
thus far Commissioner Tim
Poynter, Ed Boner and Pat Kelley
Gass. Boner will seek the seat now
held by Poynter, Gass the seat now
held by Commissioner Jeffrey Bunch.
Bunch has not yet filed to seek
reelection, nor said that he would do
so.
The qualifying period for the city
general election is earlier this year
due to the city's agreement with the
Nassau County Supervisor of
Elections to conduct city elections.
Qualifying packets may be
obtained from the City Clerk's
Office at 204 Ash St. Questions may
be directed to the City Clerk's


Time change
The Fernandina Beach City
Commission will begin its regu-
lar meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, rather than 6 p.m., to
accommodate early voting for
the Aug. 14 primary election for.
federal, state and county offices.
Early voting begins Saturday
and continues through Aug. 11.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
daily.

Office at 277-7305.
Two of the five commission seats
are uLp this year. The general elec-
tion is scheduled for Nov. 6. There
would be a runoff election Dec. 11 if
no candidate obtains a majority in the
first election.
ELECTION Continued on 3A


There 's more than food at


Interfaith Dinner Network


HEATHER A. PERRY
News-Leader
Dawn and John Evans were mar-
ried on Amelia Island and for years,
thought about moving here perma-
nently. With both their older children
in college and the younger two in mid-
dle and elementary school, the time
seemed right so last July they relocat-
ed from Lake Tahoe, Calif.
"We immediately joined St. Peter's
and as I got to know Inga Warren and
Melissa Morgan and heard about
Interfaith Dinner Network, I volun-
teered. And now my husband and I
look forward to our opportunity to
serve," said Dawn Evans, who believes
that sitting down to dinner as a family
is very important.
"To see these families come in,


'The leadership in the Interfaith Dinner Network is truly
remarkable. Inga and Melissa are the best examples of
service above self and never falter in their commitment
to inspire us to get involved and cheerfully serve.'
IDN VOLUNTEER DAWN EVANS


relax, and get served wholesome,
healthy food is such a wonderful thing
for us to be able to offer. You know at
that moment we have helped people
and hopefully they will know they are
loved and prayed for and that we all
keep them in our thoughts and prayers
daily."
The people who come to IDN need
hope and love, says Evans, and to
remember that people care when they


are faced with their day-to-day issues.
"I hope especially for the children
- that they will grow up knowing that
the community cares and that there
are people who want to help them."
Following the dinner for walk-ins,
the IDN delivers meals to some home-
bound folks and the leftover food is
given to the local homeless shelter.
VOLUNTEER Continued on 3A


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"When I get home, I'm at peace and grateful that I was able to help
people," says volunteer Dawn Evans.


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WEEKLY

UPDATE

Volunteers wanted
Organizers are looking
for event committee mem-l
bers and volunteers that
have experience working
on concerts or special
events.
For information or to
respond, contact Rick
Traum at ricktraum@aol.
coin and put "Concert
Event" in the subject line.
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson
Associates Inc. will hold
concealed weapon license
courses at 6 p.m. today,
Aug. 6 and 9. A basic with
defensive tactics course will
be held at 7:45 a.m. Aug. 18
and 25. For details and
scheduling contact Belson
at 491-8358, (904) 476-2037
or gbelson@bellsouth. net.
Visit www.TheBelson
Group.com.
Pork dinners
The Sons of the
American Legion will offer
pulled pork plates with
roasted potatoes and black-
eyed peas on Aug. 4 from
11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the
American Legion Post 54,
626 S. Third St., for a $10
donation. The public is wel-
come and to-go plates will
be available..
Photos exhibit
Seventh Street Gatllery
invites the community to a
summer show on Aug. 11
from 5-8 p.m. when local
resident and well-known
photographer Kenneth Cain
will be displaying his per-
sonal photographic work
for the first time on Amelia
Island. Cain will also be
introducing and signing a
handsome, limited edition
volume of his photographs.
The gallery is located in
downtown Fernandina
Beach at 14 S. Seventh St.
(across from Lulu's). For
questions, directions or to
set up an alternate viewing
time, call 432-8330.
Therapist program
Healing Touch Program,
whihi provides accredited
cbnfiltiing education for
nurses and massage thera-
pists, is offering Level 1
training workshops in
Amelia Island on Aug. 18
and 19. This is a personal
and professional develop-
ment program open to all
individuals who desire an
in-depth understanding and
practice of healing work
using energy based tech-
niques for wellness. Visit
www.healingtouchpro-
gram.com to learn more.
For class information and
registration, contact
instructor Tina Devoe at
310 6610 or tdevoe@com-
cast.net.


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FRIDAY. AuGLsi 3. 2012 NEWS News-Leader


SUMMER READERS


PHOTOS BY LINDSAY BAER/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER


Children in The Book
Ioft's summer reading
program, enjoyed an end-
of-summer celebration last
week that included an
Amelia Island Trolley ride,
ice-cream at Fantastic
Fudge downtown and a
trip to the Amelia Island
Museum of History, where
they were locked up on
charges of excessive read-
ing, above. Collectively,
the children read more
than 75 books during
their summer break.
Right, from left, Bella
Zaccaro, Grace Baer and
Kallie Johns serve their
time.


BACK TO SCHOOL


Boys& Girls Club
Miller Freedom Center
and the new Fernandina
Beach Boys & Girls Club are
open for fall registration in
after-school programs that
start Aug. 13. Both clubs pro-
vide a safe, structured learn-
ing and fun experience for
ages 6-16. The daily curricu-
lum emphasizes academics,
character development, ath-
letics, leadership and arts.
Both clubs have computer
labs with learning software
developed by Microsoft
specifically for BGC
America.
For information on the
Miller Freedom Club on
Old Nassauville Road, call
Jamie Thompson at 261-1075.
For details on the new
Roberts Learning and
Achievement Center on
Lime Street in Fei'nandina
Beach, call Walter Cromartie
at 491-9102.
Orientation
Orientation for new stu-
dents at Fernandina Beach
Middle School will be held
on Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in the
auditorium. An open house


for all families will be held on
Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the audi-
torium. '
Free Mommy & Me
Free Mommy and Me
Music and Movement
Classes at the Amelia Island
Parent Co-Operative
Preschool for ages 2 and 3
(slightly older or younger
siblings also welcome) will
be held Aug. 9 at 10:45 a.m.
at AIPCP, 5040 First Coast
Hwy.
The movement part of
class will be taught by
Kinderstudios dance instruc-
tors and the music by Shea
Zaccaro.
Classes are limited to 10
children. Call 261-1161 or
email info@aipcp.org to reg-
ister your child.
SAC meeting
The School Advisory
Council of Fernandina Beach
Uigh School will hold an
organizational meeting for
the 2012-13 school year at
3:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in the main
office conference room. For
any questions and/or con-
cerns, contact Spencer G.
xodree at 261-5713.
Children's chorus
The East Nassau County
Children's Chorus, organized
in May under the direction of
Nanette S. Autry, welcomes
students in kindergarten
through fifth grades.
Registration has begun for
students interested in joining
the chorus for the fall 2012
semester.
Email nononan45@hot-
mail.com or call (904) 310-
5403 for information.

Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill Preschool is
enrolling for 2012-13 school
year for two-year-olds, K3


and K4 classes. The first d(lay
of school will be Aug. 20. The
curricultun challenges chil-
dren and promotes the love
of God and the love of learn-
ing. J&J has experienced
teachers and two teachers
per classroom. Call 261-0881
for information and to sched-
ule a visit.
Coop preschool
Amelia Island Parent Co-
Operative Preschool, 5040
First Coast Hwy. (next to the
Dome Healing Center), is
registering 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
Thursday from 9:15 a.m.-
12:15 p.m. The three-year-old
class is on Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays
from 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Visit www.aipcp.org or call
261-1161.
Upward sports
First Baptist Church is
offering Upward Basketball
& Cheerleading in the
Family Life Center on
South Eighth Street for chil-
dren in 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. First
Baptist will broadcast the
games online.
Early registration has
begun. Sign up online or stop
by the church at 1600 S.
Eighth St. during regular
business hours to receive a
brochure and form.
Ogbumrn 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.
Students meet two to five
days per week in settings of
8-12 with individuated cur-
riculum and personalized
instruction.
Hybrid programs offer a
combination of attendance
and online. Attendance pro-
grams are offered for grades
8-12: online programs are
available for grades 6-12.
McKay Scholarships accept-
ed.
Call 491-6233, email
info@ogburn.org or visit
www.ogburn.org.

Classical
Conversations
Homeschool program
Classical Conversations is
enrolling Nassau County stu-
dents in K4-6th grade for the
2012-13 school year. It aims
to lead the home-centered
education movenient by
equipping parents and stu-
dents with the classical tools
of learning needed to discov-
er the order and beauty of
God's creation and to inspire
others to do the same. Go to
www.classicalconversations.c
omn and contact Tabitha
Mudd at 556-6757 or
tabithamudd@yahoo.com.
Lamb day care
I.amb Christian Day Care ,
is enrolling ages six weeks to
four years old. It is an accred-
ited program by APPLE and
in partnership with the
United Way Success by 6
Program.
'lhe day care is located in
the educational building of
Memorial United Methodist
Church, 601 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach. Space is
limited. Call 261-5301.


Art Labby, manager of the Drive-N Theatre,
announced a new Cinemascope screen was
planned in the near future.
August 2, 1962
Reflecting the wish lists of the constitutional
officers, the county commission proposed a 1987-
88 budget of $18.4 million and a millage rate of
11.4 up from $13.9 million and 7.2721 mills the
previous year.
August 6, 1987
The county commission was pondering an
interlocal agreement to accept up to 2,500 tons of
solid waste each week from Marion County in
Central Florida.
August 2, 2002


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OBITUARY

Nancy Mobus Hood
Nancy Mobus Hood, age 82,
of Iernandina Beach passed
away peacefully on Wednesday
morning, August 1, 2012.
Nancy was born June 16,
1930 in Altoona, PA then spent
most of her childhood growing
up in Atlantic City, NJ., with par-
ents, WVorthington and Frances
M0lobus, and .-- .
younger sister,
Mary Ann.
After two years
at Rutgers
University, she ,
transferred to 1

University, where she was a
member of the Alpha Xi Delta
sorority, and graduated in 1952
with a degree in Journalism.
Nancy went on to write for
Ladies Home Journal
Magazine, Philadelphia office,
before marrying Wilbur
"Dutch" Hood in 1956.
A devoted wife and mother
of two, Nancy lived in several
places over the next 46 years
including New York, South
Carolina, Florida, Texas and
North Carolina. Dutch's job as
a golf professional took the
Hood family to over 18 of
America's top golf clubs before
his passing in 2002. Before
retiring in 2003, NanCy held a
number of positions in retail
and will be best remembered
for her love of pocketbooks.
She subsequently moved back
to Amelia Island to be closer to
her two boys, Scott and Craig
Hood and their families.
In 2010, Nancy moved to
Savannah Grand Assisted
Living. Special thanks to the
staff at Savannah Grand and
Haven Hospice for their loving
care for Nancy until'her death.
Nancy is survived by her
sister, Mary Ann Adamo (Bob)
of Egg Harbor Township, NJ,
and sons Scott Hood (Karla)
and Craig Hood (Patricia, Sam
Edwards and Ben Edwards) of
Fernandina Beach, along with
several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations be sent to
Haven Hospice, 8301 Cypress
Plaza Dr., Suite 119, Jack-
sonville, FL 32256.
The family will receive
friends at the home of
Scott and Karla Hood, 1383
Mission San Carlos Dr., Amelia
Island from 2-6 PM Saturday,
August 4.
Please share her life story at
www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley Heard FuneralDirectors

DEATH NOTICES

Joseph L Carter, 73, died
on Saturday morning, July 28,
2012 in Fernandina Beach.
Funeral services and interment
will be in Blackshear, Ga.
Green Pine Funeral IHome
Robert A. Holmes, 81,
died on Friday evening, July 27,
2012. A inemorial service will
be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug.
10, at St. Johns Episcopal
Cathedral in Jacksonville.
Green Pine Funeral Hlome



Veterans' fairs
The city of Jacksonville
Military Affairs, Veterans and
Disabled Services Department
will host a Veterans Job Fair
today from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and a
homeless veterans resource fair
Aug. 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
Jacksonville Agricultural
Fairgrounds, 510 Fairgrounds
Place.
Veterans must bring proof
of their veteran status.
For information contact
Harrison Conyers at (904) 630-
3621.


Mobile pantry


offers free food


The Hunger Coalition of
Nassau County, in partnership
with Second Harvest, will dis-
tribute free food at three loca-
tions in Nassau County this
nonth.
Each mobile pantry will pro-
vide fresh produce, meat, dairy
and bakery items. The mobile
pantry is open to all Nassau
County residents and will begin
at 1 p.m. at all locations and
continue until all food has been
distributed.
Dates and locations are:
Aug. 13 at the Peck Center
Auditorium, 516 South 10th St.,
Fernandina Beach.
Aug. 20 at Yulee United
Met hodist Church, 86003
Chiristian Way, Yulc(e.
Aug. 23 at First Baptist


Church of Callahan, 45090
Green Ave.
The Hunger Coalition of
Nassau County was formed in
an effort to meet Ilthe fresh food
needs of individuals and fami-
lies of Nassau County Over 80
volunteers have distributed
approximately 120,000 pounds
of food to over 5,000 people.
The Hunger Coalition of
Nassau County is made up of
nonprofits, churches and vol-
unteers from all over Nassau
County.
If you would like to volun-
teer or contribute to the Hunger
Coalition of Nassau County
effort, call (904) 206-8433 or
email 4hunger@gmail.comn. You
can also follow its news on
Facebook.


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LOOKING BACK


IN MEMORY OF

BRIAN BELL
DECEMBER,6, 1977
AUGUST 3,1999







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No MAN Is DEAD UNLESS HE
Is FORGOTTEN.

BRIAN, You LIVE ON IN
OUR MEMORIES.

-FAMILY & FRIENDS
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 3.2012 NEWS News-Leader


COUNTY
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nical or otherwise," Hallman's
attorney, Hank Coxe of
Jacksonville, said Thursday.
Hall man has declined to
comment.
White had informed
Hallman on Monday his office
was investigating a possible
Sunshine violation. An email
White sent to Hallman on
Monday morning, obtained
through a public records
request, said White found
"probable cause" that a viola-
lion occurred.
In response, Hallman enlist-
ed Coxe, a high-powered crim-
inal defense attorney and for-
mer prosecutor with the State
Attorney's Office who serves
on the Florida Judicial Qualifi-
cations Commission and the
Florida Supreme Court
Innocence Commission.
The county attorney told
commission Chair Danny
Leeper on Monday that the
investigation was related to the
county's franchise agreement
with JEA to supply Nassau with
water and sewer service,
Leeper said.
White has declined to com-
ment on the nature of the
alleged violations, but they
may stem from complaints
filed with his office and the
Florida Commission on Ethics
by local resident Michele
Kling. She contends that
Hallman.and two planning
board members violated the


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however, was not on the origi-
nal list of projects to be funded
by the loan and was not debat-
ed during the nearly year-long
public debate about the strate-'
gic plan.
A 2009 assessment of the
depot by Kenneth Smith
Architects states the depot
building, constructed in 1899,
is "in sound structural condi-
tion ... and is worthy of restora-
tion." The architect's estimate
of $250,000 includes design
fees, re-roofing, brick repair,
window restoration;lead paint
abatement, underground elec-
trical service, replacing brack-
ets and finials and painting.
Gil Langley, executive direc-
tor of the Amelia Island
Convention and Visitors
Bureau, said the Tourist
Development Council, which
contracts with the CVB, is cur-
rently renting the depot from
the city at $194.27 per month
on a month-to-month basis. He
said costs to operate the visi-


Sunshine Law prohibits two or more
members of a board with any legislative
authority from meeting privately to discuss
public business without giving public notice.


law when they met with the
attorney in Tallahassee and dis-
cussed the county's contract
with JEFA.
The N ue's-1. ,' ..'. .,il',
suggested there might have
been a violation, but said the
meeting involved Hallman,
Keogh and Tom Ford, chair of
the county planning board.
That was based on an e-mail
from Hallman's office that list-
ed those three as planning to
attend the meeting in
Tallahassee.
Hallman and Ford asked for
a correction, however, and
Ford upbraided a newspaper
reporter in public when it
turned out that Ford did not
attend that meeting. The news-
paper corrected the story, and
the reporter apologized.
Neither Hallman nor Ford
acknowledged then that Stack
had gone instead, which had
the same effect of breaching
the Sunshine Law because two
planning board members were
involved in the meeting that
was not publicly noticed.
Barbara Petersen, president
of the First Amendment
Foundation, told the News-
Leader previously that because
the planning board makes rec-


commendations to the com-
mission, meetings with more
than one member in atten-
dance must be noticed to the
public.
"I have concluded that
there is probable cause to
believe that there was a
Sunshine Law violation,"
White's email to Hallman stat-
ed. "If you have a written posi-
tion/response that you would
like to provide our office before
we make a decision regarding
prosecution, please provide it
before the close of business
on August 1, 2012."
Coxe said Wednesday that
Hallman had retained his serv-
ices on the heels of that email.
He and his client interpreted
the email to mean that White
and the State Attorney's Office
would be pursuing criminal
charges, Coxe said.
"If someone files a com-
plaint with me, I have to
respond to it" and investigate,
White said Wednesday.
"If someone has filed a com-
plaint, then I think a thorough
investigation is warranted,"
Commissioner Steve Kelley
said in a phone interview. "If
that investigation finds that
there has been wrongdoing,


tors' facility run from 875,000 to
$100,000 a year.
The CVB is asking for a 20-
year lease from the city in
exchange for the TDC's
$125,000 commitment to reno-
vate the depot.
"The building is a valuable
asset to the community,"
Langley said. "It's a resource,
for visitors."
According to Kaufman,
there are only two plaques in
the city that honor Yulee, who
platted the town. Yulee was also
distinguished as the first Jewish
U.S. Senator, elected in 1845
to represent Florida.
"Here is a community that
was developed, planned and
created by this guy," Kaufman


said. "This is someone to be
celebrated."
Born in St. Thomas in 1810,
Yulee was born as David Levy
but legally took the Sephardic
name of Yulee after one of his
ancestors, according to the
Jewish Virtual Library He stud-
ied and practiced law in St.
Augustine, and married Nannie
C. Wycliff in 1846.
Yulee was founder of the
Florida Railroad, which had its
first terminals at Fernandina
and Cedar Key. He served as
president of the Florida
Railroad Co. from 1853-66 and
promoted the move of the city
from Old Town to its current
location, which he helped
develop. Among the business-


then I think the commission
needs to take appropriate
action."
According to complaints
she filed July 16, Kling alleges
that Hallman, Keogh and Stack
ran astray of the law when they'
and Armstrong met privately in
Tallahassee to discuss the JEA
contract.
Records included in Kling's
complaint show that the agree-
ment with JEA had been dis-
cussed at planning board meet
ings as far back as June 6, 2011,
and the possibility of getting
out of the contract had come
up in an email between
Hallman and Keogh on Dec.
7, before the Nassau County
Commission gave Hallman
direction to explore the option.
Relations between the coun-
ty and the JEA have been
strained since Ford publicly
criticized the utility at a com-
mission meeting Dec. 21 for
its unwillingness to fund the
expansion of water and sewer
infrastructure to the Crawford
Diamond.
Local officials are anxious
for services to be provided to
the 1,800-acre proposed indus-
trial park southwest of Calla-
han, owned by Rayonier's real
estate subsidiary TerraPointe
Services. The site is being pro-
moted as an economic hub
given its proximity to two rail-
road lines, two interstate high-
ways, two deepwater ports, the
international airport and
Jacksonville metropolitan area.
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es he owned was a predecessor
of the News-Leader. He later
retired to Washington, D.C.,
dying in New York City in 1886.
The town of Yulee and Levy
County were both named after
him.
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said Evans, who shares her
island home with husband John,
who also volunteers at IDN.
The couple has four chil-
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ELECTION
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Commissioners are elected
to three-year terms, with a two-
term limit.
Candidates must be regis-
tered voters in the city of
Fernandina Beach. '1t qualify,
they may pay a filing fee of $384
or submit a petition with 85 valid
signatures of registered city vot-
ers. The deadline to file a peti-
tion has passed.
There is also a straw ballot
for mayor in November. The
city commission chooses the


$85 million renovation of the
1,350-acre resort in November
including the addition of 155
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structure, among other projects
the company said would gen-
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jobs.
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at The Salvation Army Hope
House at Ninth and Date streets
for the island's homeless and
needy.
The IDN comprises 11 local
churches. The group is looking
for more churches that would
like to serve dinners one night
a month. Small churches can
partner with others.
Call Ailene Wood at 491-4900
for information.
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mayor, but follows the straw bal-
lot by custom.
Incumbents whose terms
are continuing are eligible for
the straw ballot; this year that
includes the current mayor,
Arlene Filkoff, and commis-
sioners Charles Corbett and
Sarah Pelican.
The new commission will
take office on Dec. 18.
For information about vot-
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com.
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like family values, the diverse way of life and the future of Nassau County. Your
board of directors has interviewed candidates for local and state office and has
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from the private sector totaling approximately
$665,000 toward its goal of $1 million. Committed
companies include Nassau Tomorrow's lead invest
Rayonier, Baptist Medical Center Nassau and Omn
Amelia Island Plantation, and government contribu
include governmental leaders have also made sign
cant increases in their commitments Fernandina
Beach Commissioners, who unanimously agreed to
give $25,000. Speakers at the Nassau Tomorrow
launch breakfast, held at Omni Amelia Island
Plantation on June 20, included, from left, Mike B
chair, Nassau Tomorrow; State Rep. Lake Ray; Ter
Iverson, Iverson and Co., who gave the keynote
address on manufacturing technology and good-pay
careers; Jim Mayo, honorary co-chair, Nassau
Tomorrow; Vicki Beaudry, chair, Nassau County
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everyone in life: taking a new elements to
job or switching careers, get- a car deal
ting in or out of a relationship, are signing a
college or military choices. I contract and
purposely used weighty taking deliv-
issues to compare that buying Z. cry. Physical
a car is a big decision, but not delivery with
life-changing. signed com-
Commitment is a great pleted paper-
word. Usually, it is thought of EF ER'S work con-
in the past tense, when it has CORNER summates a
been made already. Often ... car deal. Just
though, it is a pending option make sure to
which people have varying RickKeffer be aware at
degrees of success with. that point, it is yours.
Shopping and parting with If you drive a vehicle for
dollars requires an ultimate the (lay or overnight to make
commitment. Some people sure of your intentions, defer
anguish at the salad-dressing signing the final paperwork
section of the grocery store, until after that time. You may
spending an inordinate have signed a buyer's
amount of time trying to com- order/worksheet agreeing to
mit. Imagine that person try- a price, but that is not a bill of
ing to buy a car or house. sale and payment has not
Fortunately, most have at been made. Have a clear
least a level of confidence that understanding when taking a
allows them to make choices vehicle to get it checked out
and function. at a mechanic, show your
That brings us to car buy- spouse or see if.it fits in your
ing. The car retailer's goal is garage. All these are legiti-
the same as it is for any prod- mate reasons to have the car
uct or service, to get a com- for an afternoon or overnight,
mitment and deliver their but do not make a car deal.
product. You can tell when Dealers may or may not
car shopping that a decision offer options like those,
is being sought, sometimes depending on their insurance
tactfully, others not so. Since coverage or faith [n the deal.
car shopping visits are down If it makes things more com-
from three dealers on average fortable, talk to management
to two in this age of pre-shop- about where you are in the
ping on the Internet, dealers decision process before tak-
know it is usually an immedi- ing the car for a checkout. I
ate opportunity. Most cars are go over these things because
sold the first visit, aggressive dealers will push
Occasionally, people come the envelope prior to a sale.
back, but most often buy on While being an unabashed
their first visit to dealer two. booster of our industry, some
This environment can be admissions are necessary.
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standing of the process is not July in the North Carolina
clear, mountains, I can report it is
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done on a buyer's order, been there and the kids are
which is basically a work- both taking college classes
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may be asked to sign or initial a good week.
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GAINESVILLE Consumer
confidence among Floridians
rose in July, according to a
monthly University of Florida
survey.
"In July, consumers are feel-
ing much better about their per-
sonal finances compared to June
and their circumstances since
the recession ended 2 1/2 years
ago," said Chris McCarty, direc-
tor of UF's Survey Research
Center in the Bureau of
Economic and Business
Research.
Among the five components
used to measure confidence,
three showed an increase.
In the bigger picture,
(hough; sentiment seems to be
less rosy.
"While consumers are more
positive about their personal
finances, they are gloomy about
the U.S. economy over the next
several years," McCarty said.
Overall, though, Floridians
across all age groups are mod-
erately upbeat.
"Some of this can be attrib-
uted to a more positive hous-
ing picture in some areas of the
state where prices are actually
rising rather than falling,"
McCarty said. The median price
of a single-family home in
Florida rose to $151,000 in June,
an increase over the May fig-
ure of $147,000, largely because
a high number of short sales
on foreclosed properties and
record low mortgage rates
helped spur home sales.
Consumers also enjoyed
declining gas prices over the
past several months, although
they crept back up 15 cents in
July. In addition, "the stock mar-
ket is up for the month and on
its way to matching the post-
recession high of 13,359 for the
Dow Stock Market Index,"
McCarty said.
Meanwhile, Florida's 8.6
percent unemployment rate,
which is only four-tenths of a
percent higher than the nation-
al figure, has remained
unchanged since May. Though
construction and government
sectors lost workers, there was
slight job growth in a variety of
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living a century
CO.G ROVT fiih, Morgan said. "That's family "Homeplace" is occu-
ity New spapers what I like to do. When I had pied by fourth-generation
Bryce', we'd sneak off and family descendant Murrell
Williamson have a toddy for the body." Mixson and his wife Patty,
rgan celebrated Morgan also recalled how and sits within a.few hundred
100th birthday she and her horse, Champ, yards of the former Florida
9. ambled through parts of Railroad. A family cemetery
friends and rela- Bryceville and often jumped and a small church are in
n hand to honor over Brandy Branch Creek. close proximity of the home
days prior to her "That horse was my pride near Church Road.
ennial birthday at and joy," she said. For Morgan's great-
le homestead. Originally from Columbia, nephew Jimmy Chumley,
ving away from Miss., Morgan moved to the staying in the home is like
Bryceville home Jacksonville area a few years stepping back in time.
'e with her niece, after her mother, Annie "It's like being in a relic of
'humley in Mitchell, passed away from a bygone era," he said.
is, Morgan has complications due to dia- Although Morgan and her
early to mark her betes. Her father, Lucius husband did not have any
h friends and Williamson, married Mamie children, family historian
Bryce in 1924. He soon Nan Key recalled how fun-
was in Fernandina returned to Mississippi to col- loving they were toward the
tly visiting long- lect his three daughters, children in the extended
Catherine Eleazer, including Morgan's sisters, family.
t her extended Jewell and Christine. "She and Bryce were close
au County. The marriage connected to my mother," the 63-year-
danced together, Morgan's family to old said. "They were just
other and been in Bryceville. crazy about us, me and my'
homes," Eleazer Morgan met her husband brother. She was the first one
when she was about 14. Their on the dance floor and she
d Mary marriage in 1933 led to her drank and she always had the
rst met Morgan eventual move from prettiest dress and she just
suspects it is Jacksonville to the historic enjoyed life. She loved being
sitive disposition home of George W. Bryce in married to Bryce Morgan.
tribute to her Bryceville in the 1940s. They She's always a happy person."
winkle traveled shared the home for nearly 58 Ostwinkle shared an anec-
Idaho to join in years until Morgan's death in dote from the couple's latter
s. 2001. The dwelling proved to years.
lys makes the be the site of many family "They were sweethearts
'thing that's hap- gatherings and parties, till the day he died," she said.
said. "She's a The home, known as the "They were always writing


very loving person and she
has lots of people who love
her right back."
A bit of a party girl,
Morgan embraced fun,
including drinking martinis,
which she said might be the
secret to her longevity. She
also reads about three books
each week.
"Drink as many martinis
as you can get your hands
on," Morgan said, adding that
she would like to live to at
least 106.
"She drank a martini
every night until about five
years ago," her nephew, Jim
Chumley added.
"The doctor stopped that,"
Morgan interjected.
"She's always lived life,"
said Eleazer, who befriended
Morgan and her husband
Bryce in 1950. "We've always
had fun. We floated around in
Lake Sante Fe-in our inner .
tubes and on the pontoon. We
loved to fish."
"And I caught most of the


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Lois Morgan's cake is a few candles shy of 100 as she
celebrates at her family homestead in Bryceville.


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FRIoDA. ALGL si 3. 2012 NEWS News-Leader


Democrat on the attack


GARRET PELICAN
News Leader
While' their camps have traded
barbs through the mail and airwaves
during the Republican primary cam-
paign for State Senate District 4, both
Aaron Bean and Mike Weinstejn are
"dead wrong" for Northeast Florida,
their Democrat challenger told a
packed house Saturday night.
"Aaron Bean says Mike Weinstein
is unethical and lying. Weinstein says
Bean is unethical and lying. I don't
know, what do you think? Maybe
they're both right," Nancy Soderberg
told those attending Nassau County
Democrats' annual Low Country Boil.
Soderberg, who will face the Aug.
14 primary winner at the general elec-
tion Nov. 6, has her sights set on the
seat representing all of Nassau and
parts of Duval County. The former
ambassador to the United Nations said
though her Republican counterparts
have highlighted their differences in
political ads, their agendas are similar.
"They both want to cut our funding
to our kids' schools," Soderberg told
the crowd gathered at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center. "They both
want to cut funding for Florida sen-
iors and they both want to kill thou-
sands of jobs here in Florida by return-
ing our federal tax dollars for things
like transportation and infrastructure
projects, projects that have broad sup-
port in our business community as a
necessity to attract good companies
and good jobs here in Florida."
The middle class is "under siege"
and the "extremist agenda" adhered to


by "career politicians" Bean and
Weinstein and "their boss" Gov. Rick
Scott is responsible for high unem-
ployment, rising healthcare and tuition
costs and other symptoms-of the ailing
economy, Soderberg said.
"The truth about Bean, Weinslein
and Rick Scott is they couldn't care
less about you," Soderberg said.
"There is a clear choice in this election
between those that want to build a bel-
ter future for Northeast Florida fami-
lies and- those who want to plunder
the present while the getting is good,
and nothing less than the American
Dream is on the line."
Soderberg said she opposed the
track record of Bean and Weinstein,
who have both served as state repre-
sentatives in the Florida House. Bean
is also a former mayor of Fernandina
Beach.
"They can't pass a single jobs bill,
but they can debate 32 bills on abor-
tion. They can't pass a single tax break
for the middle class, but they can try
and impose random drug testing on
employees. They can't find a single
way to attract more jobs to Florida,
but in their infinite wisdom they can
close the one hospital in Florida that
can deal with the drug-resistant TB,
and now we face a major outbreak of
TB in Duval County," Soderberg said.
"I'm running to represent Nassau
and Duval counties because I am fed
up with the bickering and the lack of
resolutions in Tallahassee," she said.
"I am fed up with seeing my students
unprepared when they get to college
and when they can't find a job when
they graduate. And I am fed up with


the failure of Tallahassee to help this
region grow, to make Northeast
Florida the port and the engine of
growth, not just for Florida but this
entire country."
Soderberg said her goal as a state
senator would remain the same as the
ones she had as president and CEO of
an international consulting firm, a vis-
iting distinguished scholar at the
University of North Florida, senior
foreign policy adviser to the late Sen.
Edward M. Kennedy and special rep-
resentative to the United Natons -
solving problems.
"That means getting the job done
right, it means getting the job done for
our families, creating opportunities
for every citizen no matter where they
started in life. Most of all, it's getting
the economy going and getting jobs
going in the Florida region," she said.
Her chief goals on taking office
would be job creation, taking care of
military veterans and strengthening
the state's education system so that
Florida sits atop the standings instead
of dwelling near the bottom,
Soderberg said.
"I'll work to expand support for
more young Floridians to get the
degrees that they want and pursue
the jobs that are there in science and
technology and engineering and
math," she added. "That is my agenda:
create more good jobs with good ben-
efits in Nassau County and Northeast
Florida, help build up our small busi-
nesses, protect our kids' schools, and
bring a little fairness and common
sense back to Tallahassee."
Fixing Florida comes down to a


fT


Nancy Soderberg addresses
party faithful at the Low-
Country Boil on Saturday.

simple solution, she said as she
referred to a Bible verse from Luke
12:28, "To whom much is given, much
will be required."
"Much is required to get Florida
back to work and our economy grow-
ing again; much is required to make
sure our kids get the education they'll
need to compete in the 21st (centu-
ry) global economy; much is required
to make sure our parents and grand-
parents are secure in their retirement;
much is required of all of us,"
Soderberg said.
As for the two men vying for the
opportunity to beat her in November
and any political tricks they have up
their sleeves, she had.thisto say: Bring
it.
"I'm really ready for any of the play-
books that my Republican opponents


IDemocrats' choice
While local Republicans have
lots of intra-party choices at the
Aug. 14 primary election,
Democrats have but one. They
will choose between incumbent
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and chal-
lenger Glenn A. Burkett to stand in
the November election.
Democrats, like Republicans
and registered voters who are not
affiliated with a political party, will
have choices for sheriff, county
commission, judge and school
board.
There are four candidates for
Nassau County sheriff, all
Republican, but because there is
no opponent on the ballot in
November that race is open to all
registered voters on Aug. 14.
Likewise, even though all can-
didates for two county commis-
sion seats are Republicans, since
there is no opposition in
November all registered voters
may cast ballots in those races,
The elections for local judge
and school board members are
nconpanisan and thus open to all
regisiered voters
Early voting lor the Aug 14
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Aaron Bean and Mike Weinrstein can
throw at me. Whether negotiating
tough international interests, trying
to prepare local college students for a
better and brighter future, or running
my business in Florida, I have one
rule: get the job done, but never forget
your values."
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VIEWPOINT/PHILUP SCANLAN/AMELIA ISALND


Renew ass

It was a dark night at the Dark Knight in
Aurora, Colo. The company I worked for had a
factory in Aurora, and I got to know many peo-
ple in that community as a result of my several
trips there. I suspect it is possible that family or
friends of people I knew could have been in
that movie theater. Therefore, I feel more con-
nected to their loss.
It was a dark day in Washington, D.C., on
Sept. 13, 2004, when our Congress let a 10-
year-old law banning assault weapons lapse.
That law had banned semi-automatic weapons
with magazine clips of more than 10 rounds,
like the weapons used in Aurora and in other
such public massacres that have taken place in
the past eight years.
When in place, the 1994 assault weapons
ban reduced crimes with 'assault weapons by
66 percent. Therefore, it is possible that it
could have reduced the number of people shot
and killed in assault weapons massacres over
the past eight years by 66 percent.
While the Second Amendment provides for
people to have the right to bear arms, the
Constitutional right to bear arms was intended
to support security in the U.S., not reduce it.
Some military-type weapons should not be for
public consumption. The assault weapons ban
was in effect for 10 years; it was constitutional
and it was effective. People should be able to .
let their children go to public places like a


;ault weapons

school, mall, church or movie theater without be the leading
the threat of being mowed down with a "legal" as well.
easily purchased assault weapon. An assault v
I believe those who choose to commit a to taking away
public massacre are emboldened by having feared by some
easily and legally purchased semi-automatic protect all citiz,
weapons with 30-round clips to attack innocent tary-type assau
people. Perhaps they would not feel so bold we should be a
without being able to legally purchase mili- and correct the
tary-type assault weapons with 30 round maga- Helping to r
zines. assault weapon
On Sept. 13, 2012, we will have had eight way for NRA m
years without an assault weapons ban. Eight is who have lost t
enough. over the past ei
For those that advocate every man and I called the
woman in the theater should have had a gun, "Please have thl
this proposal does not prevent that. It simply and stop oppos
helps prevent the murderers from having order to help r
"legal" semi-automatic assault weapons with country." A nic
30-round clips while innocent men and women comments".
may simply have a handgun or no gun at all. Lam asking
The difference between a 0lround clip and a bers) who really
30-round clip could be 20 more people shot or massacres to ca
dead. and ask them to
It is time our elected officials reenacted the weapons ban.
assault weapons ban; the eight-year trial of Should simt
going without it has not gone well. However, their position n
apparently elected officials will not do so as about reducing
long as the NRA opposes the assault weapons also vote again:
ban. the automatic w
The NRA, which advocates for guns, should erful thing; the


ban


advocate for gun safety

weapons ban is not the first step
gun privileges for citizens (as is
e) but just a simple step to help
ens from massacres using mili-
lt weapons. After eight years,
ble to learn from our mistakes
em.
reduce the continuation of
s massacres would be a great
members to pay tribute to those
heir lives in these massacres
ight years.
NRA on July 25 and asked:
ie NRA change their position
ing the assault weapons ban in
reduce the massacres in this
ce lady said: "Thank you for your

those (including NRA mem-
.y care about reducing these
all the NRA 877-672-2000 -
o stop opposing the assault

ply asking the NRA to change
ot work, those who really care
g these public massacres could
st elected officials that oppose
weapons ban. The vote is a pow-
NRA has showed us that.


VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


Futuristic vs.


traditional
Count me out when it comes to paying
for goods and services with a smart phone.
This technology may be the coolest thing
since debit and credit cards, but there are
times.when good old cash is a must.
Girl Scouts with cookies, neighborhood
-kids with lawnmowers, babysitters and
Salvation Army bell ringers tend to look at
you funny when you try to pay them with
plastic. Imagine how they'd react if you
asked to put the transaction on your phone.
And if you're stopping
by a produce stand or buy-
ing lunch at a food truck,
you'd better have green-
backs in your wallet then,
too.
When it comes to teach-
ing kids about money,
opening the piggy bank
and taking those precious
NEiWS- .coins to the store is a,
ROOM ;ni,,.,h bLtte'r iliistration
VIEWS thin bumping a smart
phone at an electronic pay
station, but I guess that's
Heather A: how future parents will
Perr explain the value of a dol-
erry lar.
Believe it or not, some futuristictypes
actually gripe about having to remove the
smart phone from their pocket or purse.
They want to be able to walk up to a point of
sale and have the transaction verified by
showing their face to a camera or pressing
their eyeball to a scanner. I've heard tell
there are actually places where you can do
this right now.
This option might come in handy for the
guy who accidentally drops his smart phone
in a puddle on the way to buy an engage-
ment ring or the young mother whose mis-
chievous three-year old drops her phone in
the toilet at the mall, but it seems a little too
much like Big Brother to yours truly.
My son will shake his head when he
reads this. He's an avid proponent of the
smart phone. His omnipresent communica-
tor allows him to determine his exact loca-
tion and share that information with,several
friends at once along with directions on how
to get there, the menu and photos of the
cold microbrew they can savor upon arrival.
No doubt he has other apps I'm unaware of
- like the one that allows him to pay for that
grog and grub with his phone.
Call me old-fashioned, but I think good
old greenbacks are downright gorgeous and
plastic is about as modern as I care to get.
Heather A. Perry is a reporter at the
News-Leader
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COMMUNITY THANKS

Cancer survivors
The sixth annual Cancer Survivor
Luncheon was held on June 30 with fun for all.
Survivors and their guests enjoyed a won-
derful lunch, social time, speakers, enter-
tainment and door prizes. The committee
would like to thank the following sponsors:
Dr. Robert Joyce, Dr. Matthew Luke, Dr.
Robert Peters, Baptist Nassau and Fran
Osteen. Kind donations from Ms Carolyn's,
Marina Restaurant, Island Falls.Adventure
Golf, McDonald's and Harris Teeter were
appreciated. A special thanks to Kelly Boston
of Boston photography for taking individual
photos of all survivors. The work crew of Jan
Thrift, Judy and Jack Burke, Alice Nolan,
Denver Reid, Chelsey Tilson and the staff
from Dr. Joyce's office: Heather Register,
Madrae Morris, Carolyn Cisson-Mullins,
Carley Cisson, Kevin Masculine, Lauren Lee,
Debbie Mcafferty and Miriam Shafter made
this-event special for all. Amelia Clarinet
Ensemble provided entertainment while
Christina Carey provided soothing hand mas-
sages.
This day honored community cancer sur-
vivors, the battles they endure and the
advances made in the fight against cancer.
Looking forward to seeing everyone next
year.
Joni Reid, chairperson
American Cancer Society


HollyPoint
For those of you who do not
know, Holly Point is located at the
end of Nassauville Road. For some
reasons, apparent or not, our neigh-
borhood has a reputation. Let me
tell you that there are war veterans,
registered voters; retired persons,
young families and generations of
families living here. There are hard-
working, law-abiding families who
live here, too.
Thank you to FPL, which made
the decision to subcontract to have
our lines cleared. Thank you to the
workers of the tree company that
was awarded the contract to do such
ajob. Thank you to the county work-
ers, city workers and appointed offi-
cials that work diligently to perform
their work..
It was nice seeing speed limit
signs being erected to remind peo-
ple to drive safely. Nassau County
Sheriffs deputies are on the alert to
the ones who do not drive safely.
We are patiently waiting for a deci-
sion whether or not we get a "Watch
for Children" playing sign to be
erected so to remind people to slow
down. Our children will be on the
bus stops soon to go to school and
to come home safely. How awful it
would be to be tdo focused on get-
'ting to work on time that you hit a
child or anyone for that matter.
Please take the time to wave or
thank these people who are working
in these hot conditions only to be
worrying about their benefits or
pensions to be cut.
Love thy neighbor and remem-
ber to vote!
Thank you.
KellyAnne Tucker
Nassauville-Holly Point

Sherif candidates
We invite and encourage voters
to attend a public viewing of the
Nassau County Sheriff candidates'
public records and other official
documentation. Files include the
candidate education, dates of law-
enforcement related experience,
issues/problems the various agen-
cies placed in their personnel fold-
ers and other official documenta-
tion that was obtained pertaining
to an issue. The viewing will be held
Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department Training Room.
Jim Stephenson
Fernandina Beach

Communityassociation
managers
The Legislature has deemed it fit
to require licensing of community
association managers (CAMs).
They must take a test, pass it and a
background check and undergo
regular continuing education.
The Legislature has also made
the operations of condominium and
cooperative associations (and to a
lesser extent, homeowner associa-
tions) some of the most highly reg-
ulated industries in Florida: Some
examples include requiring that a
board of directors pass a rule where
notice of board meeting will be post-
ed, how to adopt a budget, require
inclusion of reserve calculations for
all items that cost more than $10,000
to replace, along with their esti-
mated useful life, estimated replace-
ment cost and amount currently
held for that purpose. Oh were it
only that the Legislature and
Congress imposed such restrictions
on themselves so we could see the
billions and trillions needed to
replace aging roads, bridges, sew-
ers, the electric grid and so forth,
but that is a topic for another day.
Directors of condos and home-
owner associations, who are all
unpaid volunteers, need the expert-
ise and knowledge that CAMS pro-
vide. Think of it as a city council
needing a city manager. I don't
know if the manager of Fernandina
Beach or even Sopchoppy needs to


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be licensed and pass a criminal
background test, although I assume
so, maybe not. The point is that
CAMs collectively manage hun-
dreds of millions of dollars in infra-
structure and are already highly
burdened by regulations.
About 20 years ago The Florida
Bar held some hearings on the unli-
censed practice of law determining
that some aspects of work related to
what CAMs do is the unlicensed
practice of law, a felony.
Over a decade ago the Florida
Supreme Court ruled that, among
other things, preparing a claim of
lien to help collect delinquent
assessments is the unlicensed prac-
tice of law, but new inquiries are
being made by Bar members.
On June 22 a hearing was held in
Orlando to consider whether the
following were the practice of law
and which must be performed by an
attorney: "preparation of the pre-
arbitration demand letter required
by Section 718.1255, Florida
Statutes; preparation of certificates
of assessments; preparation of doc-
uments regarding the right of an
association to approve new owners;
preparation of construction lien doc-
uments; drafting amendments (and
certificates of amendments that are
recorded in the official records) to
the declaration, articles of incorpo-
ration, or bylaws, when such docu-
ments are to be voted upon by the
members; determining the number
of days for statutory notice; modi-
fying the limited proxy form prom-
ulgated by the Department of


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Business and Professional
Regulation; and determining the
number of votes needed to pass an
amendment or needed to establish
a quorum."
As an officer of the court, it is my
responsibility to help protect the
public from harm by persons
attempting to practice law. As an
attorney who has devoted his entire
professional life to representing
associations, I think the attempt to
effectively criminalize certain activ-
ities as proposed is wrong.
Guidelines on holding elections and
other forms are already on the web
site of the Bureau of
Condominiums. At a minimum, it
appears to be a self-serving attempt
by certain community association
lawyers and firms to drive up the
cost of operations. While CAMs
might be relieved that certain
aspects of their jobs, which are
already quite busy, might be taken
off their plate, so to speak, it will
cause delay in getting routine infor-
mation and have other deleterious
effects on association operations if
some of the discussed proposals
are adopted.
Owners and directors need to
become interested in this process
and participate. Written comments
can be emailed to the Committee as
linked above. The hearing time ran
over and will be reconvened at a
later date.
On another front the battle rages
on whether a CAM may be com-
pensated for work involved in track-
ing and reporting delinquent


amounts due with counsel for the
association. In these economically
distressed times, many CAMs have
had to increase accounting staffs,
add software, and otherwise devote
more resources to collecting assess-
ments just so their communities
can stay afloat. This poses a dilem-
ma; raise per door fees to cover the
costs or allocate them to the delin-
quent owners. Legal fees and cer-
tain costs of collection can already
be recovered, but the Legislature is
already considering codification of
the refusal to allow those costs to be
passed on. Again, board members,
owners who pay assessments and
CAMS need to be aware of this.
I urge you to contact your rep-
resentatives and senators and ask
them, in this election season, what
their stand is on this issue. The out-
come has a direct impact on the
millions of Floridians who live in
and provide services to residential
ownership operated communities
and their CAMs.
I stand on the side of common
sense, and ask the Supreme Court
and the Legislature not to further
burden the volunteer directors of
communities and the CAMs who
help navigate through these treach-
erous waters. Stop the war on
CAMs and, to a similar extent, asso-
ciations they operate. Failure to
grab the reins on this already
trotting beast will not look like
dressage; it will end up as a stam-
pede.
Bob Tankel
Fernandina Beach


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FRIDAY, AUGUST 3.2012/Ni-ws-LEADER


Choose your tools for


Let's go to the enemy's camp and
take back what he stole from us
because he is under our feet.
We choose this day to act alive
and not dead, full of iniquity.
Neither God nor the devil is in con-
tro(l of our lives. We are in control of our
own lives. When we discover that God is
not going to make us live in righteous-
ness and the devil cannot make us sin,
we have to assume responsibility for
what is going on in our lives.
Yes, our bodies are the temple of the
Ioly Spirit of God. However, it is our
choice either to respect that temple or
to desecrate it. It is our choice to yield
our bodies either to the indwelling Holy
Spirit or to the evil forces in the world.
God woos us by His word and His
spirit to demonstrate in our bodies that
resurrection is a reality in our lives.


IHowever, we can
choose to act as if we
Share still dead. To be
(dead is pitiful, but to be
I alive and still function-
ing as a dead person is
tragic. Nevertheless,
1 no one can take credit
for living or the blame
for dying except the
NOWAND one whose body acts
THEN on that choice.
....- Each of our body
parts is a tool or uten-
Maybelle sil that we can use
Kirkland either to cooperate
with God's plan for our
life or to cooperate
with Satan's plan for our life. God's plan
for our life is good. His thoughts toward
us are good, but IHe needs our coopera-


rod's glory

(ion to accomplish those plans and to
manifest those thoughts. Satan's plans
for us are to steal, kill and destroy all
that God has provided through Calvary,
but he cannot pull his plan off without
our cooperation today. We should
choose our tools for only God's glory.
The family of the late Rev. William 0.
Holmes says thank you to their many
family and friends for all acts of kind-
ness shown to them during their hours
of bereavement and pray God's contin-
ued blessings upon you.
Birthday wishes to Gary Evans,
Craig Brown, Vincent Jones Sr., Annette
Green, Shuntay Raysor, Lillian Gauthier,
Tabitha Jamison, Jeronison Johnson,
Francis Alexander, Hope White,
Geraldine Rauls, Matthew Mobley,
Demetrius Jones, Carlton Cribb, Patricia
Cribb and mother Emma Miller.


Art and fashion merge


to raise funds for CIS


Buy-Gones Ladies Resale
Boutique, artist Jose Garcia,
Tony McAdoo and many mem-
bers of the community came
together to raise $1,500 for
Communities in Schools of
Nassau County (CIS) at a
recent event.
The "Life and Designs of
Josephine Baker" art and fash-
ion show featured Garcia's col-
lection of fanciful portraits of
the singer and fashion inspired
by her memorable costumes.
Baker was widely known as
an entertainer, humanitarian
and advocate for equality. In
his collection of original paint-
ings, Garcia has captured her
essence and costume designs
spanning 50 years. The event
also featured -a silent auction
to benefit CIS with items donat-
ed by Rhonda Bristol, Marlene
Duetcher, Susi Sax, William
Maurer, Leslie Urban, Amelia
Community Theatre, The


Ship's Lantern, the Hoyt House
and the Harbor View Hampton
Inn and Suites.
"We are so thankful that
Barb Kent, Tony McAdoo and
Jose Garcia generously step-
ped up to put on this wonderful
event and pulled together so
many members of our com-
munity in support of our pro-
grams," said Theresa Duncan,
CIS community coordinator.
"At Communities In
Schools, we operate on the
belief that it takes a communi-
ty of support to give teens
everything they need to suc-
ceed. This event was proof that
we have an amazing commu-
nity that is willing and capable
to make sure our children are
able to graduate and go on to
lead a productive life despite
the obstacles they face,"
Duncan said.
Garcia's collection will
remain on display at Buy-


SUBMITTED
Barb Kent, owner of Buy-Gones Ladies Resale
Boutique, artist Jose Garcia and Moses the dog present
$1,500 to Theresa Duncan, center, community coordi-
nator for Communities In Schools of Nassau County.


Gones for public viewing.
Communities In Schools of
Nassau County is a nonprofit
organization that provides
case-managed services to 500
to 600 at-risk youth each year.
Services are provided before,
during and after school and
may include tutoring, summer
remediation, family support,
food, clothing, college and


career exploration, individual
coaching, referrals, caring
adult support, bullying pre-
vention, anger management
and healthy lifestyles educa-
tion. An additional 3,000 stu-
dents are served through one-
time, walk-in or .'iii'. rvices.
Visit www.ClSNassau.org
or callTheresa Duncan at 321-
2000.


Sounds on Centre takes on a Latin flair tonight


MADELINE RICHARD
Sounds on Centre Chair

It will be hot, hot, hot tonight when
Sounds on Centre introduces Dennis
Fermin and his passionate, romantic
music from the Caribbean and Spain.
Let his music take you to your favorite
getaway destination a place where
mesmerizing waters and rich ancient
cultures come to life. Come enjoy the
sultry sounds of Fermin Spanish Guitar
and expect to see some exotic dancers.
As a little boy, Fermin played percus-


sion and sang while hisfather played
Spanish guitar. As a teenager and young
man, he studied music in New York and
California. Now home is St. Augustine,
where his Spanish guitar and Latin
music blend beautifully with the history
and architecture of the area.
Depending on the show, accompany-
ing Fermin are dancers performing fla-'
menco, belly dancing or romantic ballet.
"I like the idea of combining the musical
arts with the visual arts to create an
unforgettable experience," said Fermin.
The HFBA thanks headline sponsors


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Navy Seaman Recruit
Daniel L. Peacock, brother of
William A. Peacock of Yulee,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic :training at Recruit
Training Command, Great
Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Peacock completed a
variety of training, which
included classroom study and
practical instruction oh naval
customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival and
shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot


Sketchingedasses
Sketch outdoors down-
town with William Maurer
every Thursday at 9 a.m.
Meet at the Amelia Island
Coffee Shop. Watercolor
painting classes with Maurer
are every Friday from 10 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church. Call Bill at
261-8276 for information.
Beginner's welcome.
Book-maing
Artist Eliza Holliday will
offer a Sculptural Books
workshop 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; maximum 15, with $30
deposit. Call 556-2517 for
details. Visit
www.letteristcom.
Kool-Cool show
The Plantation Guild and
Gallery, 94 Amelia Village
Circle in The Spa and Shops
at Omni Amelia Island
Plantation, will host a "Kool-
Cool" show Aug. 8-Sept. 8.
Special guest artist is
Marilyn Antram, a prominent
visual artist from Jacksonville
who works in acrylics, layer-


WEDDING


Mr. and Mrs. Douglas


Douglas-Davis
Kristina Lynn Davis of
Hilliard and Walter Kenneth
Douglas Jr. of Fernandina
Beach were married at 7 p.m.
June 14, 2012, at The
Mansion in Hilliard.
The bride is the daughter
of Robby and Latashia Davis
of Hilliard.
The bridegroom is the son
of Cheryl Amodei of
Fernandina Beach.


WEDDING ANNIVERSARY


Pate
Bump and Jeannette Pate
of Hilliard are celebrating
their 50th wedding anniver-
,sary Aug. 4, 2012, at Ephesus
Baptist Church.
The Pateswere married
Aug. 9, 1962, in Kings Ferry.
She is the former Jeannette
Haddock.
Their children are Allen
(Melissa) Pate of Hoboken,
Ga., Eva (Robert) Byrd of
Hilliard and Becky (Buddy)
Cribbs of Hilliard. '
The Pates have seven
grandchildren.


camp is "Battle Stations," an
exercise that gives recruits
the skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is de-
signed to galvanize the basic
warrior attributes of sacrifice,
dedication, teamwork and
endurance in each recruit
through the practical applica-
tion of basic Navy skills and
the core values of honor,
courage and commitment. Its
distinctly "Navy" flavor was
designed to take into account
what it means to be a sailor.
Peacock is a 2006 graduate
of Orange Park High School.


ing colors and painting rapid-
ly while not laboring over
details to produce her work.
An opening reception will
be held Aug. 17 from 5:30-8
p.m., sponsored by Osprey
Village. Wine and light
snacks will be served. Antram
will give a painting demon-
stration on Aug. 22 from 7-8
p.m. All are welcome. The
gallery is open Wednesday
through Saturday from 11
a.m.-4 p.m. Call 432-1750.
ArtWorkshop
Amelia Island Artists
Workshop opens its fall sea-
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 painting, a simplified
way to draw and an uncompli-
cated approach to composi-
tion 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 dur-
ing regular business hours or
at 557-1195, or Mikolean
Longacre at 415-3900.


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MILITARY NEWS


IIART WORKS


I Deadline for wedding informatloo and photos
is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior to publication on Friday. A brief
announcement of thie wedding engagement or ceremony
will be published free of charge. Additional Information may
run at a fee of 86.34 per column Inch. A photograph of the
bride or couple may be submitted and will run free at one
column by 2 1/2 Inches. Larger photos wa"I be charged a fee
of $6.34 per column inch. Call 261-3696 for Information.


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FRIDAY. AUGUST 3,2012/News-Leader


Jordi earns top honor in


Search for Excellence'
For the News Leader u


Rebecca Jordi received a
National Association of County
Agricultural Agents national
finalist award for her submis-
sion in the Search for Excel-
lence in landscape Horticulture
category at the agency's pro-
fessional development confer-
ence in Charleston, S.C., last
week.
Jordi's submission won the
state of Florida award and went
on to win the Southeast Region
honor to qualify at the national
level.
Jordi, UF/IFAS County
Extension director for Nassau
County and .Nassau County
Horticulture Agent III, is a
University of Florida faculty
member.
Her winning entry detailed
the Landscape Matters pro-
gramming conducted by the
Nassau County Master
Gardeners, under her direction.
Most Landscape Matters class-
es are held Wednesdays at the
UF/IFAS Nassau County
Demonstration Gardens. Jordi
also teaches classes on prun-
ing, crape myrtle maintenance
and citrus. The citrus class is
the most popular, generating in
excess of 70 attendees.
County residents attended
16 classes in 2011. Most impor-


PHOTO BY TERRY DEI. VALL.E/FORTHE NEWS.LEADER
Rebecca L. Jordi, Extension director for Nassau County,
receives her National Finalist certificate at the July ses-
sion of the National Association of County Agricultural
Agents.


tantly, the effectiveness of the
Landscape Matters classes is
measured by the fact that 97
percent attendees stated in post-
evaluations they learned new,
valuable information they would
use and share with others.
Seventy-eight percent stated
they would adopt one or more of
the Florida-Friendly practices
in their own landscapes.
"By earning the distinction
of national finalist, our
Landscape Matters program,
and the supporting materials


and communications associat-
ed with delivery of the program,
clearly indicates the quality and
value of the program. We will
continue to strive for excellence
in this and all Nassau County
Extension programming," stat-
ed Jordi.
For more information about
the Nassau County Extension
Service's Horticultural pro-
grams, see their website at
http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/hor-
(iculture/horticulture.html or
call the office at (904) 879-1019.


HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS


Farmers market
Sonia Maya of Blue Planet
Delights has introduced sev-
eral new nut butters to her
line of fresh stone-ground
almond, cashew, pumpkin and
walnut butters. Also available
are various flax crackers, flat-
breads, sprouted trail mix,
raw cookies, granolas,
"rawnolas," gourmet dried
fruits and nuts.
Also at the market on
Saturday will be Olive My
Pickle, PC. Fresh Herbs,
Gabriela's Tamales and Clean.,
Ridge Soaps.
The award winning
Fernandina Farmers Market


is open every Saturday from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. at the corner of
Seventh and Centre streets.
No pets, please. Call 491-4872
or visit www.fernandinafarm-
ersmarket.com. For informa-
tion on the Amelia Island
Wine Festival Oct. 13 pt the
downtown waterfront, visit
www.ameliawine.com.
Spiders world
Join a park ranger for an
intriguing presentation and
gain insight into the spider's
world on Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. at
, .ithe Ribault Club on Fort
George Island Cultural State
Park. No reservations are
necessary and the program is


free. For information contact
the Talbot Islands Ranger
Station at (904) 251-2320.
Plant clinic
On Aug. 6 County
Extension Director/Horti-cuf-
ture 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 county residents
are invited to bring plant sam-
ples showing problems in
their landscapes so problems
can be identified and solu-
tions offered for correction.
This service if free. For infor-
mation call (904) 879-1019.


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FEMA mitigation experts


at Lowe's through Monday


TALLAHASSEE The
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency and a Nassau
County Lowe's are teaming up
to provide information and
advice on cleaning and rebuild-
ing homes after Tropical
Storm Debby.
FEMA mitigation special-
ists-who can explain disaster-
resistant ways to repair and
rebuild -will be at the Lowe's
at 474283 E. State Road 200 in
Fernandina Beach through
Monday. They will be available
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through
Sunday and from 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. on Monday.
Mitigation specialists offer
suggestions on cleaning mold
and mildew. They also provide
information on flood insur-
ance.
For more information on
Florida's disaster recovery,
visit www.fema.gov or
www.floridadisaster.org. On
Facebook, go to www.face-
book.com/FloridaSERT. To


Mitigation specialists offer suggestions on
cleaning mold and mildew and provide
information on-flood insurance.


receive 'lwitter updates:
http://twitter.com/FLSERT
or www.twitter.com/femare-
gion4.
FEMA's mission is to sup-
port citizens and first respon-
ders to ensure that as a nation
they work together to build,
sustain and improve the capa-
bility to prepare for, protect
against, respond to, recover
from and mitigate all hazards.
Disaster recovery assis-
tance is available without
regard to race, color, religion,
nationality, sex, age, disabili-
ty, English proficiency or eco-
nomic status. If you or some-
one you know has been
* discriminated against, call
FEMA toll-free at 800-621-


FEMA (3362). If you have a
speech disability or hearing
loss and use a TIY, call 800-
462-7585 directly; if you use
711 or Video Relay Service
(VRS), call 800-621-3362.
FEMA's temporary hous-
ing assistance and grants for
public transportation expens-
es, medical and dental expens-
es, and funeral and burial
expenses do not require indi-
viduals to apply for an SBA
loan. However, applicants who
receive SBA loan applications
must submit them to SBA loan
officers to be eligible for assis-
tance that covers personal
property, vehicle repair or
replacement and moving and
storage expenses.


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B ea l School of Dance

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261-DANC
www.beandance.com

Announces

Registration For

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August 4th ..... 1 pm 5pm
Competition Meeting Following

Registration at 5:00 pm
If you are unable to attend Registration, call
the studio and leave us your contact information.




NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND
PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF
SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS IN THE SOUTH
AMELIA ISLAND SHORE STABILIZATION
MUNICIPAL SERVICE BENEFIT UNIT

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County .
Commissioners of Nassau County, Florida will conduct ssI N"7
a public hearing to consider reimposition of special
assessments in the South Amelia Island Shore Stabilization Municipal
Service Benefit Unit, as shown above, to fund the capital costs of beach
renourishment local improvements within the SAISSA MSBU. -The hearing
will be held at 7:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, on
August 27, 2012, in the Nassau County Commission Chambers, at the James
S. Page Governmental Complex located at 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee,
Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on the imposition and
collection of the assessments on the ad valorem tax bill. All.affected real
property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written
objections with the'County Clerk anytime prior to the public hearing. If a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be-made. In accor-
dance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should
contact the Clerk of Court's office at (904) 548-4660, at least seven days prior
to the date of the hearing.

The assessment for each parcel of real property is calculated based on a
combination of factors, including the property use, the just value of proper-
ty attributable to the parcel and proximity to the beach. A more specific
description of the project costs and the method of computing the assess-
ment for each parcel of real property are set forth in the Initial Assessment
Resolution adopted by the Board on January 10, 2011. Copies of the Master
Capital Project and Service Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment
Resolution, the Final Assessment Resolution and the updated Assessment
Roll are available for inspection at the office of the Nassau County Clerk of
Court, located at 76347 Veterans Way, Yulee, Florida.

The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill mailed in
November 2012, as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure
to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the
real property which may result in a loss of title. The County Commission
intends to collect the assessments in eight annual assessments, the first of
which was included on the ad valorem tax bill mailed in November 2011.

If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk of Court at (904) 548-
4660, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
Is/ Daniel B. Leeper
Daniel B. Leeper
Its: Chairman


JOHN A. CRAWFORD
Its: Ex-Officio Clerk


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FRIDAY. AUGUSr 3. 2012 NEWS News-Leader


Road to link Radio Ave., Miner Road


Nassau County Commis-
sioners have invited the public
to attend a presentation regard-
ing a proposed roadway that
would go from Radio Avenue
and Art Wilson .ane eastward
to Miner Road in Yulee. The
public meeting will be held on
Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 6-8


p.m. at Yulee Middle School.
The proposed roadway is
expected to be a 2-lane road-
way that will not only improve
the flow of traffic surrounding
both the Yulee High and
Middle schools, but also pro-
vide a continuous sidewalk
from the existing Radio Avenue


to Miner Road.
Nassau County is holding
this public meeting for neigh-
bors and interested communi-
ty members to provide infor-
mation on the roadway plans
and answer any questions.
Completion of the road
design and plans for the con-


struction will not be final until
commentsIIIIt from the )public have
been received and commis-
sioners have approved the
plans.
For information, contact
Nassau County lEngineering
Services Department at 491-
7330.


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Veterans to be honored


U.S. Congressman Ander
Crenshaw, a member of the
Defense Appropriations
Subcommittee, has announced.
that his 2012 Veteran Special
Recognition Ceremony will
honor Fourth Congressional
District Operation Desert
Shield and Desert Storm vet-
erans. Those-eligible for the
honor will receive certificates of
Special Recognition in a cere-
mony on Nov. 8 at Naval Air
Station Jacksonville. The appli-
cation deadline to register for
the honor is Oct. 5.
"All service branches were
involved in a joint effort during
Desert Shield and Desert
Storm operations, serving our
country on land, in the air, and
in territorial waters iq Kuwait,
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey,
Syria, and beyond," said
Crenshaw. "Like the veterans
before them, they deserve
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country. On November 8, I look
forward to honoring eligible
Desert Shield and Desert
Storm veterans during my
annual Veterans Special
Recognition Ceremony at Naval
Air Station Jacksonville. The
program is always one of the
highlights of my year."
Desert Shield and Desert
Storm veterans who live in the
Fourth Congi-essional District
and would -like to participate
are encouraged to contact
Crenshaw's district offices in
Jacksonville at (904) 598-0481
or the mobile office phone at
(386) 365-3316.
The application can also be
obtained at www.crenshaw.
house.gov. Go to Constituent
Services, then Special Events
& Notices and last the Veterans
Recognition Ceremony to
download the press release and
application.
Completed applications and
documentation should be
mailed to 1061 Riverside Ave.,
Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL
32204.
To determine eligibility for
the certificate, veterans must
complete an application and
submit a copy of their DD-214.
Veterans who received the
Southwest Asia Service Medal
qualify for this program.


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GRATITUDE AMERICA


FOY MALOY/NEWS-LEADER
Lewis Jordan of Fernandina Beach, founder of a nonprofit organization, Gratitude
America, addresses an audience at an introduction/information meeting July 18 in
the Fernandina Beach Police Department Community Room. Gratitude America is a
new organization with the mission of assisting communities in building local pro-
grams to support U.S. veterans, their families and families of the fallen. The part-
nership would provide a central source to connect communities and their veterans
with available programs to assist veterans and their families with reintegration,
employment, education, wellness and family stability and options for housing, trans-
portation and recreation. For additional information on Gratitude America visit
www.gratitudeamerica.org.


12,000-plus seek help


from FEMA after Debby


TALLAHASSEE More
than a month after Tropical
Storm Debby soaked Florida,
$21 million in state and federal
aid has been approved to help
those affected by the storm and
flooding.
More than 12,000 survivors
have contacted the Federal
Emergency Management
Agency for help or information
regarding disaster assistance.
Many .people are seeking
housing assistance from
FEMA because their primary
home is unlivable or inaccessi-
ble.
For survivors who have
needs other than federal assis-
tance, the FEMA helpline (800-
621-3362) serves as a single
source of information refer-
ring survivors to partner agen-
cies such as the Salvation Army,
the American Red Cross and
the U.S. Small Business
Administration.
Other callers may be inter-
ested in disaster unemploy-
ment assistance or legal aid.
Businesses are also referred to
the SBA.
The-following is a snapshot
of the disaster recovery
effort:
4,190 households appro-
ved for FEMAgrants that assist
with housing and personal
property loss.
$14.8 million approved for
housing grants, including
short-term rental assistance,
home repair and replacement
costs.
$1.9 million approved to


cover other essential disaster-
related needs, such as medical
and dental expenses and lost
personal possessions.
$4.3 million approved for
SBA low-interest disaster loans
to help repair homes and
replace damaged personal
property.
9,233 home inspections
completed.
6,721 visits to disaster
recovery centers by people
affected by the disaster.
People who have insurance
are urged to apply for help
because they may be underin-
sured. They can use any of the
following methods:
By phone, call 800-621-3362
from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Assistance is available in most


languages. People who are deaf
or hard of he ring may call
(TTY) 800-462-7585.
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www.fema.gov .or www.flori-
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NI:ws-LEADER/FERNANDINA BEACII, FLORIDA


Jags scrimmage


tonight;


hospital

The Jacksonville Jaguars'
preseason scrimmage is one
of the most anticipated
events of training camp
every year.
Thisyear promises to be
no different, as fans across
Northeast Florida and South
Georgia meet at EverBank
Field to get a free preview of
this year's team and enjoy
pre- and post-scrimmage fes-
tivities that include interac-
tive and inflatable games, a
jersey giveaway, the Roar,
the Special Operations Com-
mand "Para-Commandos"
and a fireworks display.
But this year's event, set
for tonight, is more than just
a good preview of the 2012
Jaguars; it supports a great
cause Wolfson Children's
Hospital.
Just as in years past,
there is no charge to attend
the scrimmage; however, the
Jaguars will provide dona-
tion tables at several stadium
entrances that will be staffed
by Wolfson Children's volun-
teers, providing attendees
the opportunity to support
the hospital. At the request
of Jaguars Head Coach Mike
Mularkey, the Jaguars will
match all donations to
Wolfson made at the game.
'"The scrimmage will be a
great evening of football and
fun," Jaguars president
Mark Lamping says. "Our
fans will get to see the team
in live action, and Wolfson
Children's Hospital will ben-
efit, so we think it'll be a pos-
itive for everyone involved.
We hope to'see a big crowd
of Jaguars fans getting them-
,selves ready for th. first


Wolfson


benefits

game a week later."
Wolfson Children's
Hospital President Michael
D. Aubin says the team's
commitment is inspiring and
essential.
"We're a not-for-profit
regional referral center,
committed to ensuring that
children in North Florida,
South Georgia and beyond
have access to the best care
and that they are not turned
away, regardless of their
ability to pay," Aubin says.
"We can't achieve those
goals without the philanthro-
py of the Jaguars and the
support of people across aur
community. I can't thank the
team enough for searching
for new ways to support our
patients and our mission."
Gates will open at 5 p.m.
Parking is available in lots
around the stadium for $5,
and the pre-scrimmage fes-
tivities will include interac-
tive and inflatable games
inside Gate 1 and Gate 4 as
well as an appearance from
the Roar and the Special
Operations Command "Para-
Commandos," who will sky-
dive into the stadium. Warm-
ups will begin at 6 p.m. and
the scrimmage starts at 7
p.m.
After the scrimmage, fans
will have a chance to win a
jersey worn by a player. At
approximately 8:45 p.m.,
players will sign autographs
before a four-minute fire-
.works show. Discounted
concessions will be on sale
throughout the night, and
select Jaguars merchandise
will be on sale at 50 percent
off regular prices.


Hooters hosts Sharks


watch parties tonight


The ArenaBowl XXIV
champion Jacksonville
Sharks will once again hold
official watch parties at both
the Southside and Orange
Park Hooters locations
tonight.
Fans can enjoyfood and
drink specials while watch-
ing the Sharks face the
Philadelphia Soul in the
American Conference
Championship game, which
will kick off at 8 p.m.
Both locations will fea-
ture the game in a specific
section of the restaurant.
Within each special section,
there will be several screens
"dedicated to the game with
the broadcast made audible.
In addition, the Sharks' di-
rector of excitement, Chum,
is set to entertain fans at .
each watch party through-
out the evening, while some
Shark players will appear at
the Southside location.
In order to accommodate
Shark fans traveling from
various points in the Greater
Jacksonville area, both the
Southside and Orange Park
Hooters locations will offer
the following specials for
those in attendance:


Tennis Block
The city of Fernandina
Beach Tennis Block Party is
scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Aug. 26 at the Central
Park courts. Free clinics will
be offered on all courts by
the instructors of Maharaj
Tennis. Sign up for the fall
tennis class season during
the event.
This event is being spon-
sored by Maharaj Tennis
Services, the Yulee Tennis
Foundation, The City of
Fernandina Beach Parks and
Recreation Department and
Pawsability. Tennis enthusi-
asts are encouraged to come
join in the free play.
For a schedule of events,
email michelemaha@msn.
corn or contact the Parks
and Recreation office.
Nassau County Home
Education tennis classes
resume Aug. 15 at the Yulee
Sports Comnplex. Email


Appetizers half off the
regular price
$2 domestic drafts
$3 premium and import
drafts
$5 Absolut, Jack
Daniels, Jim Beam, Captain
Morgan and Bacardi cock-
tails
20 boneless wings and
a pitcher of Miller Lite for
$20
$2 Pabst Blue Ribbon
drafts
The Southside Hooters is
located at 4521 Southside,
Blvd. in Jacksonville, while
the Orange Park location
can be found at 1740 Wells
Road in Orange Park.
The Jacksonville Sharks
are members of the Arena
Football League. The
ArenaBowl XXIV and back-
to-back-to-back South
Division champions play all
home games on Sea Best
Field at the Jacksonville
Veterans Memorial Arena.
Season tickets for 2013
are now available with two
tickets as low as $185. To
reserve season tickets or for
information, call (904) 621-
0700. Follow the Sharks on
at facebook.com/jaxsharks.


Party Aug. 26
michelemaha@msn.com for
further information or to
register for these classes.
The Yulee Tennis Foun-
dation and Maharaj Tennis
have used tennis balls for
daycares, preschools and
primary school teachers for
use under their classroom
chairs. Instead of asking par-
ents to provide new tennis
balls, contact Judi Turner
with YTF at (904) 524-3758
or Michele Maharaj at 548
1472 for balls to be delivered
to the schools.
WIT format league
play will be returning in
September. Team entries are
now being accepted. Email
michelemaha@msn.
Tennis camps and clin-
ics will continue through
mid-August; scheduling is
available at the parks and
recreation office or by email-
ing michelemahaCOmsn.com.


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Cade Soileau competes with the assistance of coach Melinda Willaford, above. Competitors and their coaches are
pictured below.


McArthur Family YMCA host


to Special

Sixteen Nassau County Special
Olympics swimmers, supported by nine
volunteer coaches and a bevy of volun-
teers, participated in the annual county
swim meet July 27 at the McArthur
FamilyYMCA e. ith the faithful and con-
tinued support of the Knights of
Columbus.
With much fanfare and excitement
from a cheering crowd of family, friends
and enthusiasts, the Olympians partici-
pated in 12 different events, ranging
from swimmer-assisted trials to the more
grueling 25- and 50-yard events in all
strokes freestyle, backstroke, breast-
stroke and butterfly.


Olympics swimming

Special Olympics swimmers partici- Nassau, Duval, Flagler, Baker, Clay,
paying include Seth Atkins, Dillian Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia.
Clements, Jacob Dawson, Alissa The state Special Olympics swim
Didomenico, Isaiah Harrison, Jan meet is scheduled for Oct. 6-7 in
Hatton, Jacob Martin, Kristopher Sebastian, where Nassau County will be
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Steddom, Christine Trampler, Emma County Special Olympics swimming with
Venerdi, Stephanie Willaford and Mary notable growth in the number of swim-
Ann Wilson. mers each year. If know of or have a
Lead coach Matt Bellar was thrilled child, adolescent or adult interested in
with the team's performance as the Nassau County Special Olympics, con-
swimmers prepare for the Special tact Tom Christenson at 556-0855, Lori
Olympics Area Games scheduled for Venerdi at 321-6452, Chris Hendrix at
Aug. 25 at the University of North 491-9930 or 557-4025 or Kirk Mitchell at
Florida. Counties within the area include 904-432-8423.


Karate students participate in Mayor's Cup


Pak's Karate Academy of
Fernandina Beach had 35 stu-
dents participate in the 2012
United Tang Soo Do Federa-
tion Mayor's Cup Tourna-
ment in Jacksonville. The
annual event was held July 21.
Students competed in
forms and/or sparring divi-
sions. More than 800 com-
petitors from across the U.S.
participated.
Brooks Baker placed sec-
ond in sparring; Aaron
Chester, second in sparring;
Anthony Barrett, third, spar-
ring; Gray Sladek, second,
sparring; Wyatt Smith,.first,
sparring; Matthew Suhr, sec-
ond, sparring; Jace Lacoss,
second, sparring; Tyler
Clements, first, sparring.
Pat Whorton took first in
forms and sparring; John
Brown, first in forms, second
in sparring: Stacie Whorton,
first in forms and sparring;
Jeffrey Humphries, second in
forms and sparring; Heider
Cloud, first in forms and third
in sparring; Zachary Causey,
first in forms and second in
sparring.
Cameron DeVane, first in
forms, second in sparring;
Daisy Adams, first in forms


: SUBMITTED
Competitors from Pak's Karate Academy of Fernandina Beach are pictured with
Master Bryan Peeples at the Mayor's Cup in Jacksonville July 21.


and sparring; Jackson Pickett,
first in forms, second in spar-
ring.
Dawson Finn was first in
forms and sparring; Yvette
Ansecuw, first in forms and
sparring; Bailey Sutton, first
in forms, third in sparring;
Michael Ahl, first in forms
and sparring: Morgan


Coleman, third, sparring;
James Hendrix, first, spar-
ring: Joe Lee Sheperis, sec-
ond, sparring; Jordan
Ankersen, first, sparring;
Wyatt Ray, first in forms, sec-
ond in sparring; Savanna
Ferguson, first, forms; Alexa
Clifton, first, sparring; Natalia
Anseeuw, second in forms,


first in sparring.
Gabriel Anseeuw, first in
forms and sparring; Anthony
Balsamo, second in forms and
sparring; lan Head, first in
forms, second in sparring;
Sean.Mooney, first, sparring;
Lily Thrift, second, forms;
Blayke Morris, first in forms
and sparring.


GOLF NEWS


Four Jacksonville-area
courses managed by Billy
Casper Golf will host the sec-
ond annual "World's Largest
Golf Outing" to benefit
Wounded Warrior Project
Aug. 13.
The simultaneous golf out-
ing at more than 100 BCG-
managed courses in 24 states
is open to golfers of all abili-
ties and does not require a
UJSGA handicap.
Participating arc Bent
Creek Golf Course in Jack-
sonville, the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club, St. Johns
Golf & Country Club in St.
Augustine and Magnolia
Pointe Golf & Country Club


in Green Cove Springs.
Register for the event at
www.worldlslargestgolfout-
ing.com.
Golfer check-in is at 11
a.m. with a shotgun start at 1
p.m. at most courses. Entry
fees vary by course and
include a round of golf. cart
rental, range balls, lunch,
awards reception, on-colursl
contests and prizes.
Last year, BCG courses
hosted more than 2,200 golf-
ers at 80 properties nation-
wide and raised $43,700 for
WWP.
offersrs arc encouraged to
Tweet @(BillyCasperGolf
using #WLGO with photos


and updates during or after
the (lay.
For information on the
event, visit www.billycasper-
golf.com, www.buffalocom-
munications.com or call (703)
761-1444.
The eighth annual ALS
Amelia Island Golf Classic,
held in memory of the late
John Louis O'l)ay, will be
held today at Long Point at
the Amelia Island Club.
Proceeds benefit ALS
Association, Florida Chapter.
Often referred to as Lou
Gehrig's disease, Amyotro-
phic Lateral Scl( rosis is a pro-
gressive and usually fatal neu-
romuscular disease. It slowly


robs the body of its ability to
walk, speak, swallow and
breathe.
Registration, warm-up and
lunch buffet are from 11 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. Shotgun start is
at 1 p.m. Format is a four-per-
son scramble.
Dinner and reception,
including beer and wine, raf-
fle prizes, awards and silent
auction, are from 5-7:30 p.m.
Entry fee is $150 per play-
er. Reception only is $50 per
person.
Contact Mark O'Day at
(904) 553-0576 or odaym25@
aol.com or visit www.ALSGolf
Amelia.comrn for information
on the tournament.


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FRIDAY. AUGUST 3.2012 SPORTS News-Leader


Upward Basketball
First Baptist Church is offering Upward
Basketball and cheerleading in the Family Life
Center on South Eighth Street for youth from
kindergarten through sixth'grade. Register chil-
dren online at FBFirst.com. The Upward
Basketball season includes one-hour practices
each week. First Baptist will be broadcasting
the games online through the website. Sign up
online or stop by the church at 1600 South
Eighth St. during regular business hours to
receive a brochure and form.

Sign up for Pop Warner
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner is holding
registration for football and cheerleading
through Aug. 19. Registration is online only
through Aug. 19 at www.leaguelineup.
com/fbpwa. Fees are $150 for the first child
and $125 per sibling.
Contact Lisa Haddock at lisahaddock@ hot-
mail.com or 225-9931 for information.

Register for soccer
Amelia Island Youth Soccer registrations
open. Visit www.aiysoccer.com and use the
"registration" button on the right to sign up.
Amelia Island Soccer is proud to announce
a partnership with Coerver Coaching in the fall
season. Coeiver will work with the coaches
and players every week.
The season starts Sept. 8 and end Oct. 29
for U15 through U19 and Nov. 10 for U14 and
below. Cost is $150 for the fall season, includ-
ing uniform and Coerver training. Contact reg-
istrar Ronee Malama at
registrar@aiysoccer.com.

Pirate discountcards
The Fernandina Beach High School football
team is selling its $10 cards for discounts at
local businesses. The sale will run through
Aug. 13. Comrflunity blitz is from 5-7 p.m. Aug.
14; players wear jerseys after practice and hit
the town to sell the remaining cards. This is a-
fundraiser for the Pirate football prograrh; pro-
ceeds are earmarked for cleats, spirit.packs
and travel expenses to games and camps.
Donations will also be accepted. Call 261-5713
for information.

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

TurtleTroton Labor Day
Amelia Island's traditional Labor Day
Weekend run has a new date this year -
Labor Day itself. The race switched days
bebau elth tide'S will bef'rt&d f t'Vorabile.'The
incoming tide should be atit more than a third
of the way in when the race starts.
Again this year the run and walk will be
entirely on the beach, with a 5K out-and-back
course that heads south from Main Beach.
Race-day headquarters will be at Main


The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (www.fbfl.us) offers:
Summer swimming les-
sons for ages three and up
are held mornings Monday
through Friday at the Atlantic
Center pool and evenings at
MLK Center. Register at At-
lantic Center. American Red
Cross levels 1-2 (one-week
sessions) are $35 for city resi-
dents and $43.75 non-city.
Levels 3-4 (two-week ses-
sions) cost $50 for city resi-
dents, $62.50 non-city.
Open basketball is Mon-
days, Wednesdays and
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Peck Gym, based on
court availability.
Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday. Cost is $3 a
day, $25 a month for city resi-
dents ($31.25 non-city), $120
for sixth months ($150 non-
city) or $1'80 for 12 months
($225 non-city). Personal
training is available; $30 per
session, $75 per week (three
sessions) or $200 a month
(two sessions per week).
Dietary analysis and food pro-
gram. Call Jay at 277-7364.
Lap swim from 6-9 a.m.
and noon to 3 p.m. Monday
through Friday at Atlantic
Center. Cost is $2 a day.
Adult volleyball is from 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per
day for city residents ($5 non).
Youth volleyball is from 3-
5 p.m. Tuesday and Friday at
Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per day
for city residents ($5 non-city).
Coed exercise is from
6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday at the MLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class (city), $3
(non-city).
Fernandina Beach Scuba
Club meets at 6 p.m. the sec-
ond Friday at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Call Kathy Russell, 753-1143,
or email krussell@fbfl.org.
Atlantic Center pool pub-
lic swim is from from 3-6 p.m.
weekdays ($2) and from noon
to 5 p.m. weekends ($3).
Men's slow pitch "dice"
tournament is Aug. 11 at the


Beach Park, and the event will be a 5K only,
with half-mile and one-mile kids' fun runs after-
ward. The run/walk will start at 7:30 a.m. Sept.
3, on the beach at Sandy Bottoms.
As always, the race will raise money for
Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch and turtle
patrols inside Fort Clinch State Park. Runners
and walkers may be able to see sea turtle
nests along the route.
The race T-shirts will feature original sea-
turtle art by noted Amelia Island artist Sandra
Baker-Hinton, who creates a new artwork each
year especially for'the race. T-shirts will go to
all pre-registered runners and walkers, and to
race-day registrants as available. The first 500
finishers will also get a Turtle Trot coffee mug
- last year's were green, this year's will be
blue. Runners and walkers must present their
bib to receive a mug.
The race will again use ChampionChip tim-
ing, this time with chips that don't have to be
returned after the race. Awards categories will
include the top male and female finishers over-
all and the top three in each of 15 age groups
- and the awards again will be special Turtle
Trot beach towels. There will also be drawings
for door prizes at the post-race awards cere-
mony.
Registration for the 5K is $20 per person
through Aug. 25 or $15 for members of Amelia
Island Runners (AIR member discount not
available on Active.com). After Aug. 26, the fee
will be $25 for everyone.
Fees are $10 per child for the half-mile and
one-mile kids' runs, which will start on the
beach at 8:30 a.m.
Entry forms are available at Current
Running, 815 S. 8th St.; the McArthur Family
YMCA, 1915 Citrona Drive; Club 14 Fitness,
1114 S. 14th St.; Pak's Karate Academy, 96549
Parliament Drive; and online at
AmelialslandRunners.com, where online regis-
tration is also available. Forms may be mailed
to AIR or returned to Current Running.
The deadline to register in advance of the
race is Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. Registration will be
going on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day at
Current Running. People who have pre-regis-
tered can pick up their race packets at that
time, or at the race site Sept. 3, starting at 6:30
a.m. There will also be race-day registration at
the race site from 6:30-7:15 a.m.
Kids' run registration on race day will contin-
ue to about 8:15 a.m. Preregistered youth run-
ners will get a T-shirt and all finishers get a rib-
bon. Parents are encouraged to run with their
kids for free, just fill out a registration form. For
information, visit the Amelia Island Runners
website or call (770) 655-0865.

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


Ybor Alvarez softball fields.
USSSA rules. Umpire rolls
one die before game; that's
the home run limit. Double
elimination; one-hour time
limit. Teams supply own Clas-
sic M softballs. Entry fee is
$220. Register by Aug. 9.
Contact Jason at 277-7256 or
jbrown@fbfl.org.
Fall co-ed softball league
registration offered through
Aug. 20 at the Atlantic Center.
Recreational co-ed (ASA
rules, aluminum bat rule for
men, Mondays and Wednes-
days) and open co-ed (ASA
rules, Mondays and Wednes-
days) eagues offered. The
$275 fee is due Aug. 20. Re-
fundable two-game forfeit fee
($72) due by Sept. 7. Umpire
fees are $18 per game, paid
on game nights. Captain's
meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Aug.
23 at the Atlantic Center.
Season begins Sept. 10. Call
Jason at 277-7256 or email
jbrown@fbfl.org or visit www.
leaguelineup.com/fbflsoftball.
Fall men's softball league
registration offered through
Aug. 20 at the Atlantic Center.
USSSA rules, games on
Thursday. Team fee of $275
is due Aug. 20. Refundable
two-game forfeit fee ($72) due
by Sept. 7. Umpires fees are
$18 per game, paid on game
nights. Captain's meeting is at
6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Atlan-
tic Center. Season begins
Sept. 13. Call Jason at 277-
7256 or email jbrown@fbfl.
org or visit www. leagueline-
up.com/fbflsoftball.
Women's softball league
registration through Aug. 20 at
the Atlantic Center. ASA rules,
games Thursdays. The $275
fee is due Aug. 20. Refund-
able two-game forfeit fee
($72) due Sept. 7. Umpire
fees are $12 per game, paid


on game nights. Captain's
meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23
at-Atlantic Center. Season
begins Sept. 13. Contact
Jason at 277-7256 or
jbrown@fbfl.org or visit vww.
leaguelineup.com/fbflsoftball.
Aikido classes at the
Peck Center are Tuesdays
and Thursday from 6:30-8:30
p.m. for ages 14 and up. Cost
is $25 per month for city resi-
dents, $30 non-city. Contact
Dan Kelley at (904) 400-1498
or diverdan9@gmail.com.
Check out Central Park
tennis court keys at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center ($5 deposit, refund-
able if returned within a year).
Maharaj Tennis at Central
Park offers adult clinics Mon-
day through Saturday, $10 per
day for one-hour clinic and
$15 for 1 1/2-hour clinic. Pri-
vate lessons available for $60
with head pro Vishnu Maharaj
or $50 with an assistant. Call
.548-1472 or e-mail
michelemaharaj@msn.com.
Aqua 1 water aerobics is
from 10-10:55 a.m. weekdays
at the Atlantic Avenue Center'
pool. Deep water aerobics
(aqua fitness belts required) is
Monday, Wednesdays and
Friday from 11-11:55 a.m.
Cost is $50 per month (city
residents) and $62.50 (non-
city) for one class per day;
$60 (city residents) and $75
(non-city) for two classes; or
$5 for one class, $10 for two.
Gymnastics and tumbling
classes are held at the Peck
Center. Annual fee is $12
(payable to AAU for insur-
ance). Cost is $99 for city resi-
dents ($118.80 non-city) or
$75 ($90 non-city), depending
on session. All sessions $500
for city residents ($600 non).
Call 404-6758 or visit www.
freshspiritadventures.cor.


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Dallis Turner landed this 45-pound kingfish while fishing with friends Saturday, just
in time for this weekend's 30th annual Nassau Sport Fishing Association Fishing
Rodeo. The event kicks off tonight with the captain's meeting. Fishing, awards'and
public barbecue are on Saturday. Dinners will be offered beginning at 5 p.m.;
awards ceremony is at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Fernandina Beach.





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7 p.m. Captain's ,Meeting
6-8 p.m. Sounds on Centre


Saturday, August 4th
6:30 a.m. Fishing opens
2 p.m Weigh-In Opens
5 p.m. Weigh-In Line Closes
5 p.m. Public Barbeque/Live Entertainment
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I 7:30 p.m. Awards
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Twelve Nassau County teenagers were honored Monday for completing Northeast Florida Community Action Agency's Data Busters, a summer job skills and employment pro-
gram. Latrece Rowell, executive director of the Florida Community Prevention Center, left, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony at the Peck Center. Quoting the Rev. Martin
Luther King, Jr., "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscious stupidity," Rowell told the assembly. Tia Grant, with her mother, center was
honored for being the top student and awarded a new Hewlett-Packard PC, monitor, speakers and printer. Casey Roberts, right, runner-up, was awarded a laptop. John
Edwards Jr., NFCAA executive director, below, congratulated the students and advised them, "Pursue your goals vigorously." Northeast Florida teenagers have participated in
Data Busters for the past 27 years. For more information visit www.nfcaa.org.


'Greatest impact in improving lives


The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency,
which serves low-income fam-
ilies and individuals in Nassau
County, has been named
Agency of the Year by the
Florida Association of Commu-
nity Action. This is the fifth
time in six years that NFCAA
has earned the award for its
efforts in helping families and.
individuals living in poverty to
become economically inde-
pendent.
NFCAA helps families and
individuals become economi-
cally independent and provides
short-term assistance for basic
needs to low-income residents


in seven counties in Northeast
Florida.
"The Agency of the Year
award is given to the agency
that demonstrates :li.. g..:i, 1 i
impact in improving lives and
communities through organi-
zational excellence and best
practices in the Florida
Community Action Network,"
said Wilma McKay, executive
director of the Florida
Association of Community
Action. "As winner for five of
the last six years, NFCAA
continues to be a leader in
its commitment to achieve
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NFCAA serves a seven-
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Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler,'
Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns
counties) with an average
poverty rate of 15.84 percent.
Last year; NFCAA helped more
than 38,000 residents improve


their lives through its services
and programs.
"Having received this award
is the utmost compliment to
what we strive to do for people
in Northeast Florida," said
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the National Community Action
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B SECTION


FRIDAY,AUGUST 3,2012
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


Dickson

announces

Song Cafe

forkids
For the News-Leader
In response to the growing
need for arts programs in the
community, two First Coast
entertainment powerhouses
have joined forces to develop
"The Song Caf6," a program
designed to offer First Coast
kids of all ages the opportunity
to participate in ongoing musi-
cal variety shows.
Richard Dickson, executive
director of thl r"
Northeast
Florida '
Conservator%
and former
head of the
Amnelia Arts
Academy, and
ILorna
Greenwood,
aka the Dickson
Nashville
Vocal Coach,
said musical
production
and planning
are under way
and perform-
ances are
being sched-
uled for 2013. Greenwood
Singer,
songwriter,
musician are all titles
Greenwood has earned during
her lifelong show business
career. However, they explain
only a few of her talents. The
former fashion model designs
and sews many of her own cos-
tumes, has co-written a three-act
musical and co-produced her
own music video "This Old
Kitchen Table" -which
received much exposure on
Country Music Telr-is.ion. The
Nashville Network and Wui Id
Cable Network.
S During her 20-year tint in
Nashville, Tenn., she worked in
TV, radio, as a studio musician
and became a key part of The
New Vic Willis Trio, performing
weekends on WSM's historic
"Grand Ole Opry" show.
In 1989 Greenwood began
touring with international
RCA/BMG recording artist
Roger Whittaker, as a featured
violinist and vocalist. She
accompanied him for 8 1/2
years throughout the United
States, Canada and Europe and
was featured in Roger
Whittaker's Celebration
Concert on PBS television sta-
tions.
Greenwood moved to
Jacksonville in 2000, where she
has maintained a full schedule
performing and teaching music.
She is known as "The Nashville


SONGContinued on 2B


Colorful, bold and playful, artist Sharon Haffey's paintings are designed not to depict a realistic
image, but a sense of place, as shown in "'albot bound," above.



'Road Trip an art adventure


T he Island Art
Association is featuring
the paintings of contem-
porary landscape artist
Sharon Haffey during the month
of August. An opening reception
will be held in the gallery, 18 N.
Second St. on Saturday, Aug. 11
from 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with
the monthly Second Saturday
Artrageous Artwalk.
The theme of Haffey's show is
"Road Trip," an appropriate title
for someone who has lived in 13
states and traveled extensively
throughout the United States and


Bid farewell

to quartet at

fall concert
After 44 years, the acclaimed
Tokyo String Quarter will retire at
the conclusion of the 2012-13 sea-
son, and the Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival (AICMF)
is proud to be included on the
ensemble's farewell tour.
The 7 p.m. performance on
Friday, Oct. 5 will be held at
Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36
Bowman Road. Tickets for premi-
um seating, which includes a post-
concert champagne reception with
the artists, are $100. General
admission tickets are $50. Tickets .
are available online at
www.aicmf.com or by calling the
AICMF office at 261-1779
Recognized as one of the
world's greatest chamber enrsem-


abroad. The artwork on display
offers a glimpse of some of the
memorable vistas that can be
found in the American landscape.
Like most of Haffey's paintings,
the pieces in this series are inter-
pretations of photographs she has
taken coupled with her imagina-
tion.
Haffey has been painting in oils
and acrylics for more than 30
years and finds inspiration in her
surroundings, in both the awe-
some and the ordinary.
Her paintings are best
described as colorful, bold and
i. *


playful and are designed not to
depict a realistic image, but a
sense of place. It is her desire to
convey and evoke positive emo-
tion through simple composition
and a vibrant color palette and to
share that which she sees and
experiences.
The art of creating has always
been an integral part of Haffey's
life. As a K-12 educator, the
process was easy; while coordina-
tor of bereavement services for
Hospice, she conducted art week-
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SUBMITTED
The Tokyo String Quartet will play one of their final concerts on
Amelia Island on Oct. 5.


bles, The Tokyo has captivated
audiences and critics around the
globe since its founding nearly 45
years ago. The Tokyo has collabo-
rated with a remarkable array of
artists and composers and built a
comprehensive catalogue of criti-


cally acclaimed recordings. In resi-
dence at Nu-% York's 92nd St. Y '
and p.-rfor ming 1,':,.r 1010 concerts
each ea,-aron, the quartet has-a
devoted international following.
TOKYO Continued on 2B


Retired pastor


relishes divine


comedy at ACT
CATHERINE HENRY
For the News-Leader
Joe Benjamin, the central character in
Neil Simon's "God's Favorite," now playing
at the Amelia Community Theatre, is the
role retired real-life pastor Jim Laughrey .
was born to play.
Like the biblical Job, Simon's titular,
wealthy
manufactur-
er is chosen
by God to
prove to
Satan that e
"God's
favorite" will'
never '
renounce
God. To
prove God
wrong, the
Devil sub-
jects Joe to
a series of
ordeals and
afflictions DAVID BURGHARDT
designed to ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY
steer him Jim Laughrey plays the
from the central character in the
path of Neil Simon comedy
righteous- "God's Favorite," which
ness. is at Amelia Community
Because Theatre, 207 Cedar St.,
this is a Neil tonight, Saturday and
Simon com- Aug. 9-11 and 16-18 at
edy, howev- 8 p.m. and Aug. 12 at 2
er, God's p.m. Tickets ($20 for
test and the adults, $10 for students)
Devil's plans are available at
for subvert- www.ameliacommuni-
ing it are tytheatre.org or through
delivered to the box office (261-
Joe by a 6749), Thursday-
minimum- Saturday from 11 a.m.-1
wage mes- p.m. or 90 minutes
senger before curtain on show
named dates.
Sidney
Lipton
(played by local favorite Graham Thomas),
who sports'-cheap clothes aniid thick-lensed
glasses and deploys a laugh-out-loud com-
munication strategy that is hardly angelic.
Throughout his 35 years of ministry, .
Laughrey has been fascinated by the Book
of Job because of its faith-related themes.
Why is there so much suffering in the
world? Why do bad things happen to good
people? Consistent with the message of
"God's Favorite," as well as the Book of
Job, Laughrey believes that God does
keep faith with us, that our faith in Him is
ultimately rewarded and that there is
always a reason for our suffering even if
we cannot apprehend it. Even the hilari-
ously unprepossessing Sidney makes
sense to Laughrey, who contends that
God's most important messages often
come to us through unlikely sources.
In fact, like Simon, Laughrey is an
inveterate jokester, famous (or infamous)
for his frequent jokes during rehearsals of
"God's Favorite."
"Humor is an effective strategy for
delivering serious messages," he says. "It
cuts through our defenses and illustrates
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BLUES EIBfIT
The Amelia Island Museum of History and the
Amelia Island Blues Festival committee will open
the "History of the Blues" exhibit at 6 p.m. tonight
with a lecture about the genre, an
-muc acoustic guitar perform-
ance by Roger
"Hurricane" Wilson and
A the announcement of
the 2012 festival lineup.
Visitors can also
explore a blues history
timeline, view memora-
bilia and historic photos.,
watch an informative
video of this captivating
musical genreand enjoy a tribute to the famed,
"Chitlin' Circuit" -venues throughout the south-
ern and eastern U.S. that allowed Africqn-
American musicians and entertainers to perform
during segregation. The exhibit will remain open
until 8 p.m. with refreshments and a bar.
The 2012 Amelia Island Blues Festival is sched-
uled for Sept. 14-16 at Main Beach. Visit
www.ameliaislandbluesfest.com. For more in for-
mation about the exhibit visit www.ameliamuse-
um.org or call 261-7378. The museum is located at
233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach.


RMA'l WITH THE BEASTS
The Wildlife Conservation Center at White
Oak is offering "Breakfast with the Beasts," featur-
ing a gourmet breakfast buffet at the Riverside
Pavilion, a cheetah run
. I demonstration and an

-" 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. Visit
wwwwocenter.org.

PAN (Ai. V.I1RY K ASI
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 Pastor of


Journey Church Rick Lee. The waiter earning the
most tips will be the 2012 Celebrity Waiter.
All proceeds benefit Relay for Life, the signa-
ture 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.

BBQ & BLUEGRASS
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 auc-
tion with weekend getaways and tickets to events.
Jumpin' Jax Flyball Club will have dogs running
hurdles and voting for the "Kiss the Pig" contest is
ongoing. Sheriff Tommy Seagraves, Nassau
County Commissioners Steve Kelley and Barry
Holloway and Jacksonville businessman Tony
Caribaltes are vying for votes at $5 each to avoid
having to kiss a pig the night of the event. To cast
your vote or for information visit www.rainhu-
manespca.org.







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SPECIAL EVENTS

Missy LaRae, author of
The Sword and The
Prophet, will be at the Book
Loft, 214 Centre St., from 4-
6 p.m. today. This book for
young adults is about twins
who escape an abusive home
and the adventures that fol-
low. LaRae will be joined by
her son Will, who is coauthor
with her of The Tale of the
Yeah Buddy.( a short chil-
dren's book aimed at readers
in kindergarten to fifth grade.
LaRae and her son live in
Yulee. Call the book store at
261-8991

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
Fernan-
dina
Beach
Airport) a
on Aug. 4
at 6 p.m.
Each
$10 ticket "
represents
a numbered tennis ball that
will be thrown into the dog
park pool. Katy, a golden
retriever, Will dive to retrieve
two balls.. Two winners will
receive $500 each. You need
not be present to win.
Proceeds benefit NHS and
the Relay for Life. Appetizers,
wine and beer will be avail-
able.
Insurance prohibits dogs
at social events, sd please
leave your best friend at
home. Tickets are on sale
now at NHS Dog Park,
Second Chance Store and
www.nassauhumanesociety.c
om. Phone Sandy Balzer at
491-6146 for information.

The Sons of the
American Legion will serve
pulled pork plates on Aug.
4 from 5-7 p.m. For a $8
donation you also get roasted
potatoes, black-eyed peas
and a roll. The public may get
to go plates at the Post, locat-
ed at 626 S. Third St. All pro-
ceeds go back into programs
sponsored by the Sons of the
American Legion that benefit


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veterans and the community.

A remote controlled
model boats fun sail and
exhibition will be held on
Aug. 4 from 10a.m. to noon
at Amelia Island Plantation.
All inodel boats welcome,
working or static, finished or
not, except gas powered.
Spectators, including super-
vised children, especially wel-
come. Call Hal Mather at 261-
6420 for details and to
arrange for a pass at the
security gate.

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,


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free jumpers for children 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. Donations of
paper goods and cleaning
supplies 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.

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 benefit the nonprofit
organization that empowers
women by filling the gap
between homelessness and
independent living. Please
bring a $10 check payable to
"Women of Power" and an
appetizer or dessert to share.
Bring brochures and business
cards to distribute; door
prizes optional. Non-alcoholic
beverages will be provided.
To RSVP contact Connie
Braithwaite at 759-0745. Visit
winwinnassau.com

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
candlelight 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 Department
Community 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.
Charpentier is the author of
the award-winning book,
Eating an Elephant' Write
Your Life One Bite at a Ti-me,
and teaches, writes, edits and
ghostwrites personal, and
family history and offers
courses. Public welcome.

The Australian Little.
River Band will headline
the musical entertainment
at the third annual Great
Southern Tailgate Cook-off,
Aug. 24-25 at Main Beach.
The group will perform Aug.


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Jazz night
The John Thomas Group with Emie
Ealum of Fernandina Beach on bass and
John Thomas on keyboard will play
Culhane's Irish Pub, 967 Atlantic Blvd. in
Atlantic Beach, on Aug. 7 from 6-8 p.m.
Story&Song
GrammyAwarid-winning singer.songwriter
Don Henry will perform at The nexY 'Evening
of Story & Song "the concert series present-
ed by First Coast Community Bank and host-
ed by Mark & Donna Paz Kaulman, on Aug]
18 Henry has been called the nexi Randy
Newman" for his songs that come across as
mini-movies, from the whimsical biker lullaby
Harley" to the poignant tribute to Martin
Luther King 'Beautiful Fool His Grammy-
winning song 'Where've You Been" record-
ed by Kathy Mattea, was the first to receive
every major award in the same year For
information visit DonHenry corn or call 277-
2664
Drum circle
The Fernandina Bach Drum 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 cen-
ters on drums and percussion but may
include other instruments such as flutes
didgeridoos and other non-percussion instru-
ments Dancers are welcome also Call
Barbara Hill at (9041 556-3219 or Doug
Byron at 261-5387 for information.
Jazzjam
A iazz jam is held at Pablos. 12 N
Second St, Fernandina Beach, from 7-10
p m the lirst Wednesday of each month.
Musicians are invited to sit in for one song or
Lithe whole night Join the mailing list by
mailing beechflyer'@bellsouth net
The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre
St., features open mic night Mondays at 7
p m Latin dance night Wednesdays al 7 30
p m i$5 for lessons). Zane live Thursdays at
7 p m. Kevin Barron Fridays at 7 p m .
Jahmen Reggae Band Saturdays at 6 p in
Doggy Hour Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, 4-7 p m courtyardd is always dog-
friendly) Call 432-7086. Join them on
Facebook
DogStarTavem
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second Sl, Lucky
Costello tonight, 8 Stones High Aug 4.
Weatherman Aug 9, Vegabond Swing Aug
10 and Droppeis Aug 11 Every Tuesday is
'Working Class Sliff' when Ihousands of
vinyl records are for sale and available to lis-
ten to Visit Dog Star on Facebook and
Reverbnation.com Call 277-8010
Florida House Inn
"Open Mike Night" is each Thursday from
7 30-10 30pm in the Mermaid Bar with
local musician Terry Smith hosting a jam ses-
sion Musicians perform a couple of songs
and the audience gets to hear new talent
Appropriate for all members of the family. No


25 at 7 p.m., offering new
energy and arrangements as
well as classic hits.
The Great Southern
Tailgate Cook-off is a free,
two-day event offering live.
entertainment and more than
50 professional and backyard
(amateur) teams competing
for more than $20,000 in
prize money and trophies.
Teams can register through
Aug. 15 and pay online at
www.gstailgatecookoff.com.
For information or to register
a backyard team visit
www.gstailgatecookoff.com.

Barnett Bank of Nassau
County Reunion will be
held from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 25
at Sliders Seaside Grill
(Sadler at S. Fletcher). Bring
your spouse or special date.
Cash bar and food. RSVP to
cmusic35@gmail.com.

Fernandina Beach High
School Class of 1983 is
planning a Labor Day week-
end reunion. Join your class-
mates for an evening at
Amelia National Golf Club on
Sept. 1 from 6:30-10:30 p.m.
for a buffet dinner followed by


cover charge. Call Smith at (904) 412-7665.
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar 2045 S
Fletcher Ave., DJ Heavy Hess Sundays Visit
Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill
Childers at bill@thepalacesaioon.com.
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove. featuring Lawrence
Holmes, Johnny Robinsc'n Scon Giddons
and Sam Hamilion plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Cariton, Amelia Island
Dre-ss s casual For inlormaiion call Holmes
al 55.6-6772
OKanes
C'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St. Iree 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 enterlainment-
dadr 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
pm -12 30 am Call 261-1000. Visit
www okanes comrn
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon 117 Centre St live
entertainment nightly Call Bill Childers at
491-3332, cr 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
Seabreeze Sports 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 karaoke Sunday 9 pm. with DJ Dave.
80s theme party Aug. 9 at 9 p m featuring
Ghost Radio: live music in the Tikr Bar 6-10
p rn nightly and 1-5 p m. weekends and reg-
gae with Pili Pili 6-10 p m Wednesdays, live
music in the lounge by The Macy's Friday
and Saturday 6-10 pm shag dancing
Sunday 4-7 p.m and trivia Thursdays at
7 30 p m with DJ Dave, live music in
Breakers Lounge from 9 p.m -1 a m nightly
Call 277-6652 Visit
www slidersseaside com Join Sliders on
Facebook and Twiner
TheSurf
The Sun Restaurant and Bar. 3199 South
Fletcher Ave Gary Kenision tonight, Larry &
The Backtracks Aug. 4: Richard Smith 1-5
p.m and Alphonso Horne 6-10 pm Aug 5:
Alex At1ircntrAuqg Early McCall Aug ", D.JI
Roc Aug 8 and Reggie Lee Aug 9
Entertainment is 6-10 p m Monday-Saturday


and 1-5 p m
261-5711


specialty desserts, Tickets
are $25 per person. Send
your payment, and contact
information to FBHS Class of
1983, Attn: Serena Floyd; 931
South 10th St., Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034. Join the
group on Facebook at FBHS
Class of 1983.
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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
complete 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
donations and sponsorship,
call 261-0701 or visit
www.coanassau.com.

THEATER

Carmike Amelia Island 7


SONG Continued from 1B
Vocal Coach," offering vocal and stage per-
formance coaching, violin/fiddle instruction,
music career counseling, artist development
services and enjoys sharing her 40 years of
professional experience with aspiring new tal-
ents.
Greenwood is a unique individual who
believes that the meaning of life is "to help
ourselves help others." Visit www.lornagreen-
wood.com or call (904) 727-7057.
Dickson, originally from Atlanta, holds
music education degrees from Stetson
University and the University of Florida. He
was band director for Jacksonville's Wolfson
and Paxon high schools, director of the
Gainesville Community Chorus and
Orchestra and Gainesville Community Band
and executive director of the Amelia Arts
Academy, Amelia Island Chorale and the New
Horizons Band.
Dickson also has served as church musi-
cian (organist and choir director) for
Jacksonville's St. Mark's Lutheran and Trinity
Lutheran, Gainesville's Trinity United
Methodist and Grace Presbyterian and the
Amelia Plantation Chapel. He has taught
music at FJC, JU and the University of Florida
and is a former member of the Jacksonville
Symphony (French horn).
From 1998-2009, as executive director of


and 6-10 pm Sunday Call


Cinema, 14th and Lime '
streets, Fernandina Beach,
features ballet and opera
companies streamed live
from Europe including
Norma (Teatro Antico) Aug.
12 at 2 p.m. andAug. 21 at 7
p.m. Tickets are $25 per per-
son.
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 backstage.
Those auditioning will read
from the script, sing a one-
minute excerpt of a song.and
Participate in a dance audi-
tion. Please bring sheet
music if your song is not from
'the show.
Performances are Oct. 25-
Nov. 3. Visit the audition page
at www.ameliacom'munitythe-
atre.org for details on charac-
ters.
Call 261-6749 or email
actheatre@att.net for infor-
mation.


Audition information
The Song Cat'- 'Wll hold auditions for
singers, act i ,- and dancers at the
Ni.,i thea't Conservatory, 11363 San Jose
Blvd., Building 200, Jacksonville, on Sept.
6 and 7 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. Be
sure to bring an accompaniment CD, MP3
or sheet music for your audition song,
along with a head shot and bio/resume.
Call (904) 374-8639 for more information.

the Amelia Arts Academy, Dickson was
responsible for management and oversight of
faculty and staff, strategic planning, enroll-
ment and marketing and public relations. In
addition, his responsibilities included budget-
ing and raising funds, including grant writing.
While in-Gainesville from 197797, besides
the activities mentioned, Dickson and Janet
Dickson owned and operated an international
music-placement service that was established
in 1913. Also during the years in Gainesville
the Richard Dickson Dinner Theatre, where
he was artistic and musical director, was
established and produced Broadway musicals
at the Brown Derby Restaurant, the
University of Florida, the Florida Theatre,
Oak Hall School as well as Grace
Presbyterian and Trinity United Methodist
churches. Visit http://nfconservatory.org.


OUT AND ABOUT


Prize at the Coleman
Competition, the Munich
Competition and the Young
Concert Artists International
Auditions."
The ensemble performs on
the "Paganini Quartet," a
group of renowned Stradiva-
rius instruments named for
legendary virtuoso Niccol6
Paganini, who acquired and
played them during the 19th
century. The instruments
have been on loan to the
ensemble from the Nippon
Music Foundation since 1995,
when they were purchased
from the Corcoran Gallery of
Art in Washington, D.C.


MUSIC NOTES


TRIP Continued from 1B
ends for grieving children.
Her most challenging recent
project was to create artwork
for the chapel in a
Chattanooga funeral home
where the planning of the
work was as challenging as
the execution.
She chose Fernandina as
her home in 2010 because
she saw it as a small city with
a big heart for art and a place
where she felt instantly at
home. It seemed like the per-
fect place to set up her easel
and paint full time.
For more information con-
tact the Island Art
Association at 261-7020 or
visit www.islandart.org.



DIVINE Continued from 1B
the human traits we all
share." A serious boy grow-
ing up under difficult ciircum-
stances, Laughrey gradually
developed humor both as a
coping strategy and as a way
of reaching out to others.
He compares his.own spir-
itual evolution to Joe's in the
course of the play, believing
that his faith in God and per-
sistence in the face of adversi-
ty allowed him to become
more open and-humble with
his parishioners.
Laughrey was excited to
land the "very challenging"
role of Joe. For him, the most
moving motif in "God's
Favorite" is Joe's love for his
family.
When the Benjamins can
no longer tolerate the abuses
heaped upon them by the
.Devil, Joe begs his daughter
for a good-bye kiss even
though the slightest contact
with his ravaged body causes
enormous pain. At the end of
the play, when his prodigal
son thanks God for his
redemption, Joe responds,
"I'd go through it all again,
David, just to hear you say '
that."
This being a Neil Simon
comedy, however, Sidney
Lipton gets the last laugh.



TOKYO Continued from 1B
Ensemble members
Kikuei Ikeda, second violin,
and Kazuhide Isomura, viola,
announced their plan to retire
last f.ll, I'aving Martiin
Beaver, lead violin, and Clive
Greensmith, cello.
Beaver said, "We had no
shortage of fine applicants
auditioning for the positions of
second violin and viola. It is a
difficult prospect to replace
one long-standing quartet
member.To replace two of
them simultaneously is a
Herculean task. With the
retirement of our colleagues
in our minds, we increasingly
felt over the last few months
that the most fitting way we
could honor and celebrate our
quartet's long and illustrious
career was to bring it to a
graceful close."
The Tokyo has long been
embraced by audiences in
major music centers.
Collaborations this season
include the Brahms Piano
Quintet with Andreas
Haefliger at Wigmore Hall
and Markus Groh in Toronto;
Brahms and DvorAk Piano
Quintets with Louis Lortie in
Bergamo, Italy; and Mozart's
Oboe Quartet K. 370 with
Eugene Isotov and the
Brahms Piano Quintet with
Alon Goldstein in the U.S.
The ensemble has released
more than 40 recordings, and
performances of Brahms,
Debussy, Dvorak, Haydn,
Mozart, Ravel and Schubert
have earned the Grand Prix
du Disque Montreux and
"Best Chamber Music
Recording of the Year" awards
from both Stereo Review and
Gramophone magazines. The
Tokyo also has received seven
Grammy nominations.
The quartet traces its ori-
gins to the Toho School of
Music in Tokyo. Instilled with
a deep commitment to cham-
ber music, the original mem-
bers of what would become
the Tokyo eventually came to
America to study at the
Juilliard. School of Music.
Soon after its formation in
1969, the quartet won First


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RELIGION


Forgetting, blessing and leaving things behind


The car door closed and John
hung his arm half-cocked out the
window. He sighed deeply, looked
into his wife and children's eyes, and
smiled. The 1970's station wagon
was loaded to the gills. Besides the
few spots carved out for the family,
not one square inch was unoccupied.
From grandpa's bright red Coleman
canoe strapped to the roof, two cool-
ers, suitcases, yard games and tents
all stuffed into the back, the scene
looked like the Beverly Hillbillies
heading to California.
"Now let me get about 20 min-
utes down the road," John said as
his family stood beside the car and
listened. "As soon as I figure it out,
I'll call you and tell you what we for-
got." Funny, right? I thought so. Yet


I must admit,
based on how
many times it's
happened to me,
John's strategy is
not such a bad
idea.
From little
things like leaving
the house without
PULPIT a cell phone to
NOTES other things like
forgetting to put
out the trash on
Pastor trash day, I
Rob Goyette believe forgetful-
.ness periodically
visits us all. Thankfully were not
alone. Even the great Apostle Paul
forgot things along the way and for


some reason God saw fit to tell us
about it. (2Tim.4:13) I like to
believe it's because God wants
us to keep our eyes on His steadfast-
ness and consistency and not our
own.
Actually, I even found a verse in
the Old Testament that seems to
indicate that from time to time God
may even be the author of our for-
getfulness. Now that ought to
make some of us feel good. It's locat-
ed in Deuteronomy 24:19.
"When you cut down your har-
vest in your field, and have
forgotten a sheaf in the field, you
shall not go again to fetch it: it shall
be for the stranger, for the father-
less, and for the widow: that the
Lord your God may bless you in all


the work of your hands."
According to this verse, one per-
son's forgetfulness was another per-
son's blessing. Now I realize that
doesn't always apply, but it has
caused me to lighten up a little bit
when, in my frail human frame, I for-
get to call someone, bring some-
thing or have left something some-
where I hadn't intended to.
Have you ever forgotten
your sunglasses somewhere and
gone back to get them and they
were gone? I have; kicked myself
pretty hard for it too. Though such
forgetful acts are something I try
hard to avoid, the idea that God
might be using them to bless some-
one else, and according to the previ-
ous verse, ultimately to bless me,


makes losing them a little easier to
swallow.
Now I had a particular way in
which I was thinking about ending
this article but it appears I've forgot-
ten what it was. Hum, maybe God's
trying to bless some of you by get-
ting me to quit. Regardless, I'm con-
tent to move on and trust Him to
speak to you as only He can. As for
me, I'm blessed either way.
"For the Lord your God is a mer-
ciful God: He will not forsake you,
neither destroy you, nor forget the
covenant of your fathers which He
swore unto them." (Deuteronomy
4:31)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
rgoy@livingwatersoutreach.org


RELIGION NOTES


Unity Day
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. Enjoygames,
food, prizes, free jumpers for
children and live entertain-
ment including gospel record-'
ing artists and Doo Wop's
Best '50's Diner Dance Music
and DJ from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Donations of paper goods and
cleaning supplies will be col-
lected 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.

Tuesdayworship
The Salvation Army Hope
House will welcome Major
Marge on Aug. 7 at noon for
the weekly Tuesday Worship
Service. Dig into the Good
News of the Gospel and praise
God for who He is. Hope
House is located at 410 S.
Ninth St., on the corner of
Ninth and Date streets.

7 New pastor
On June 10, the members
of First Priesbyterian Church
of Fernandina Beach voted to
extend a call to the Rev. Dr.
William Wain Wesberry to
-- become their new pastor.
.They look forward to welcom-
ing Wesberry and his family -
-;. wife Sarah and children Will
and Aubrey June to Amelia
-: Island. His first sermon at
: First Presbyterian, 9 N. Sixth
St., will be on Aug. 12.
Services are at *:30 and 11
a.m. Call the church at 261-
3837 for more information.
Jewish services
The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island/Nassau will
gather to observe Roth
Hashanah on Monday, Sept.
17 and Yom Kippur on


Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Services will be conducted
by Rabbi Robert Goodman at
the Ocean Clubhouse located
at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. The group will
gather at 9:30 a.m. both days,
with services to begin at 10
a.m. sharp. There will be a
luncheon buffet to follow the
Rosh Hashanah service, and a
"break-fast" potluck on Yom
Kippur. If you are willing to
host the break-fast, call
Debbie Price at 310-6060.
The cost to attend servic-
es, as well as the optional
luncheon, will be announced
next month.
Supplies needed
he Fernandina Beach
Interfaith Dinner Network is
in need of donations of paper
goods and cleaning supplies.
Items may be dropped off at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
parish office, 801 Atlantic
Ave., Monday through
Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. -

Faithlink
Encounters
Faithlink Encounters, A
Biblical View of Current
Events, are weekly open dis-
cussions about what is taking
place in our community, state,
nation and world: Groups
meet at 6:15 p.m. at two differ-
ent locations, The Partin
Center (601 Centre St., white
house next to the church) and
O'Kanes Pub (Centre Street -
ask for Memorial's group).
For information contact
Pastor Hollie at hollie@mum-
conline.com. All are welcome.
Unity services
The Rev. Betty Sikking of
the Unity Spiritual Enrich-
ment Center. ofJacksonville
will hold a class/service at the
Board of Realtors building,
910 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach, at 7 p.m.
the last Wednesday of each
month through September, to
help establish a Unity Church


Worship this week

at the place of

your choice


Sunday School .........................9:30 am
Sunday Worship......................1....10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.....................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
Pastor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nassauville Road *County Rd-107 South
Fernandtia Beach, FL32034
261-4741
www.springhillbaptistfb.org


'] GRACE

A Congregation ofthe Presbyteran Church In
America Devoted to Christto the Fellowship &
to the Great Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery and Children's Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings
in lrnandina Beach. Kingsland &Yulee.
Men's. Women's and Youth Ministries
85439 Miner Rd., Yulee
(Yulee Middle Sdhool)
www.gracenassau.com
904.491.0363



SMemorial
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Traditional Family Worship. ....30am& 11am
Contemporary Worship ...9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Sunday School for allages ....... :45am & 11 am
Wednesday Dinner(Aaug-May)...... 5:15pm-630pm


"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Church
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study -9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Come- of Bu-caneci Tr & Gerbmg Road. Fcma.diu Bect
For More Information Call: 261-9527


SAMELIA
PLANTATION
CHAPEL
Ted Schrod-r, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road. 277-4414
OffA IA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
www.ameiacheapel.com
facebook.com/amnelia.plantation.ch.otapel


locally. For information call
Chris Dillon at 310-6502 or
Marcia Brown at 415-0822.
Celebrate recovery
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S.
Eighth St., sponsors
"Celebrate Recovery" every
Friday at 6:30 p.m. This
Christ-centered, biblically
based program is for individu-
als and their family members
who are dealing with addic-
tions, compulsions, past hurts
and potentially destructive
behaviors. Call 261-3617.

Transport project
A project to fabricate metal
parts used to manufacture
three-wheeled, hand-cranked
carts is ongoing at a work-
shop sponsored by Memorial
United Methodist Church.
The vehicles, called Personal
Energy Transportation, or
PETs, are fully assembled at
Penney Farms near Green
Cove Springs and shipped
throughout the world to vic-
tims of polio, land mines and
other injuries.
The workshop operates
Monday through Thursday
from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call
Jack at 261-5691 or James at
261-5863 to volunteer.
Donations needed
Harbor Shores Ministries
is a nonprofit organization that
reaches out to needy families.
in the local community. It
accepts tax-deductible dona-
tions to help local needs. Your
items may be given to a family
in need or liquidated to supply
food, clothes, furniture, etc.
Call 225-0963 to schedule your
items to be picked up.
Donations are tax-deductible.
To add or change an
announcement in Church
Notes, send mail to Church
Notes, c/o News-Leader, 511
Ash St., Fernandina Beach, FL
32034, send email to sperry@
fbnewsleader.com (use "Church
Notes" in the subject line) or
call Sidn Perry at 261-3696.


Rev. Jose Kallukalam

Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8a 1am- 1am -12 noon
Daily Mass 8:30 am Mon., Wed.,Thurs & Fn.
6 pm- Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-277-6556



Living Waters
world- ouAtreach
Contemporary Worship
S SAT .. .6:00 pm
SUN .9:30 am
WED ..7:00 pm
S Youth, Nursery
& Children' Ministries
ROb & Chrisen GaOe
S....,p... 321-2117
On A1A 1 mile west of Amelia Island
www.LivingWatersOutreach.org
join us LIVE on the Web Sunday


New Vision
Congregational
SChurch,. UCC
Worship Sundays
at 10:00 am
.1h074 Chester Ftoad .n 'Uale,
'. ;. i,-.nl congijlir:.90. il- h" II 2 :5 *~,
901-2 '5-,lr3)


Hospice seeking volunteers
Community Hospice of Northeast Florida of the Community Hospice pet therapy pro-
has volunteer opportunities available that help gram and visit patients or participate in com-
improve the quality of life of patients and fami- munity events. 4
lies living in Nassau County, including: Assisting with clerical and administrative
Visiting patients in their homes, in long- duties.
term care or assisted living facilities, or at one Helping at events that support Community
of the five inpatient care centers Community Hospice fundraising efforts.
Hospice operates. The Community Hospice Volunteer Services
Working with children and teenagers at department works closely with all volunteers to
Camp Healing Powers, a therapeutic weekend provide appropriate training. Visit community-
camp held twice a year. hospice.com and click on the For Donors &
Visiting pediatric patients and their fami- Volunteers tab, or call (904) 407-5011 for addi-
lies by volunteering with Community PedsCare, tional information.
the pediatric palliative and hospice program for Established in 1979, Community Hospice of
children with life-limiting and life-threatening Northeast Florida serves residents of Baker,
conditions. Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. No
Dog owners can volunteer to become part one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay.


FOOD HELP


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

The Yulee Interfaith
Dinner Network, sponsored
by the Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau County,


serves a healthy dinner to
anyone'in need every
Tuesday and Thursday from
5-7 p.m. The Yulee IDN is
located behind the Old Yulee
Middle School, at US 17 and
Pages Dairy Road. Look for.
the signs. For information or
to volunteer, call 556-2496 or
visit their website,
www.clicked.com/yuleeidn.
YBC pantry
Yulee Baptist Church
.Food Pantry, 85971 Harts
Road in Yulee, is open to
everyone to assist with food
needs. Hours are Tuesdays
from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and
Wednesday and Thursday


from 2-4 p.m. For informa-
tion call 225-5128.

Emergency pantry
O'Neal Memorial Baptist
Church, 474257 SR 200 East,
offers an emergency food
pantry for families and indi-
viduals in crisis. No income
eligibility required. Call 277-
2606 or 261-4186.
Food donations
The Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ collects
items for people in need. A
barrel is located at Amelia
Island Storage for donations.
Call 261-9760 for more infor-
mation.


HELP FOR BARNABAS

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church was honored to
Present a check for $3,500 from this year's
i Shrimp Festival booth proceeds to the Barnabas
r 'Center to continue its work helping those in need
P in Nassau County. Pastor Ida Iverson presented
the check on Sunday, July 22 to Barnabas'
Executive Director Wanda Lanier. Others present
included Council President Yvonne Bowman,
.i Ted Wessel, Bruce Malcolm, Margaret Pfeiffer,
Bill Maule and Ted and Angie Richardson, who
were just some of the members that worked in
the booth for outreach in the community.
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BAPTIST CHURCH
Innovative Style, Contemporary Music,
CasualAtmosphere
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. @ 6:30pm
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YULEE UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH

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

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


FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday Newf Members Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
Iiednesday Noon-day Prayver
Wednesday Mid-week Serice 7-9 p.m.Ministries:
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family worship center
Sunday Service . .10:30 am
Bible Study ....... .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
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85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl
904.225.4860


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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 815 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6.00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
Servicewww.Yuleebaptistchurch com
85971 Harts Rd., West 904.225.5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225*0809


FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
Dr. Bill Yeldell. Interim Pastor
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736 Bonnieview Road
904-261-4615
Nursery provided
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First Baptist
Church
Fernandina Beach
SUNDAY WORSHIP
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
904-261-3617
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BLACKROCK BAPTIST
CHURCH
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
261-6220
Sunday Morning Worship Service -10'30 am
Sunday School 9'15 am
Sunday Evening Worshlp Service 6'00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5*00 7:00 pm
Wednesday Service 7 0 pm
Nursery Provided
www.blaclkrockbhaplijs.coIn


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.stpetersparish.org



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Community Baptist
Church
85326 Winona Bayview Road
Yulee, FL
904-225-0809
Bro. Hartford Peoples, Paslor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship ..... 11:00 am
Evening Worship . ....6:00 pm
Wednesday.Prayer .....6:00 pm
Bible Study-Thursdays... 10100 am
"Servinq the Lord With Gladness"


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Sunday-11:00 am English
7:00 pm Spanish
Wednesday-7:00 pm Spanish
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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Financial-Home/Property 606 Photo Equipment & Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Property 858 Condos-Unfurnished
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 802 Mobile Homes 815 Kingsland/St. Marys 860 Homes-Unfurnished
103 In Memoriam 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer 803 Mobile Home Lots 816 Camden County 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 623 Swap/Trade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnishings 624 Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Services 612 Muscial Instruments 625 Free Items 806 Waterfront 851 Roommate Wanted 864 Commercial/Retail
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condominimus 852 Mobile Homes 865 Warehouse
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 Boats & Trailers 808 Off Island/Yulee 853 Mobile Home Lots 901 Automobiles
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 Boat Supplies/Dockage 809 Lots 854 Room 901 Automobiles
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farms & Acreage 855 Apartments-Furnished 903 TruckVans
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 704 Recreation V.hiclas 811 7omrrr.:,ai R-_rs,i 856 Apartments-Unfurn. 9034 Motorcycles
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S 102 Lost & Found
LOST CELL PHQNE at beach access
6-N off of Ocean Ave. on Wed. 7/18.
Sprint Evo HTC. $50 Reward. Please
call (859)916-9160.
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
LOST BASSETT HOUND black &
white male, approx. 1-2 yrs, lost on
7/25 around 4 o'clock. Very friendly,
happy dog. We miss him very much.
(904)402-0025 or (904)583-3712

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201 Help Wanted
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 Krajewski at
(904)225-3673 or email
PCFordsvcmgr@aol.com

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.
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
MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES
NEEDED Become a Medical Office
Assistant at SC Train. No experience
needed. Online training gets you job
ready. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet
needed. (888)374-7294. 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 e-mail ,
stevejohnsonauto@aol.com


I 201 Help Wanted II 201 Help Wanted


DRIVERS/FLATBED CLASS A Get
home weekends. Southeast Regional.
Earn up to 39i/mile. 1 year OTR
flatbed exp req'd. (800)572-5489
x227, SunBelt Transport, LLC. ANF

EXPERIENCED, RELIABLE CARP-
ENTER WANTED Must own hand
tools, driver's license, & transportation.
(904)415-1686 or (904)415-0984
ELIZABETH POINTE LODGE Front
desk representative. Must work
weekends. Apply In person, 98 S.
Fletcher Ave.

DRIVERS Refrigerated & dry van
freight. Hometime choices: Weekly,
7/on-7/off, 14/on-7/off and more.
Modern trucks. CDL-A, 3 mos current
OTR exp. (800)414-9569,
www.driveknight.com. ANF

WANTED SHUTTLE DRIVERS -, AM &
PM shifts. Clean MVR-drug test. Must
be Island resident. (904)583-7500

CERTIFIED PILATES 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).
chiro8888@yahoo.com

HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED for part-
time. Must have own transportation
and references. We do background
checks. Call (904)491-3873 for
appointment.

SERVER / PART-TIME MANAGER -
DeNucci's Soft Serve, 2210 Sadler Rd.,
Fern. Bch. Send inquiries/ resumes to:
johndenucci@hotmail.com

BEACHSIDE MOTEL now accepting
applications for a part-time house-
keeper. Must be able to work
weekends. Apply at Beachside Motel,
3172 S. Fletcher Ave.

ATTN: DRIVERS Apply now, 13
driver positions. Top 5% pay, 401K,
great insurance, new KW
conventional, 2 mos CDL Class A
driving exp. (877)258-8782. ANF

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how to spot, medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.


EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIV-
ERS Earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded.
$1000 sign on to qualified drivers.
Home most weekends. Call (843)266-
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SERVICE TECHNICALN Experienced
in construction equipment repair (gas,
diesel, hydraulic) & small engine repair
in St Marys, Georgia. Own tools. Fax
resume (912)576-1903 or Email
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COUNTER CLERK Construction
equip. knowledge for front desk in St.
Marys. Answer phone, open rental
contracts, accept pymts, explain equip.
operation. Fax resume to .(912)576-
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CLERICAL ASSISTANCE Microsoft
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Call Sylvie (904)206-2551,
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SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN -
Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465
EXPERIENCED NANNY seeking P/T
employment. Great work ethic. Several
references available. Please contact if
interested (904)507-1423.

207 Business
Opportunities

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




301 Schools &
Instruction
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-
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AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for
hands on Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing avail: Call' Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (866)314-
3769. ANF


105 Public Notice

ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised
Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
- HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-
9275.
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S 503 Pets/Supplies
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technology in flea, tick, mosquito &
mite control on dogs. Patented. At
farm, feed & hardware stores.
Distributed by Fuller Supply (205)343-
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FREE CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES 3 cute
females, 9 weeks old, need a good
home. Call (904)491-4970.
SIAMESE MIX KITTENS free to
good home. Neutered/spayed & 1st
shots. Lost Red Male Chow Name
"Chang". Reward. Call (904)225-9940.

504 Services
COUNTRY BUM-KIN KAMP
Available riding lessons 904-314-8992.
Basic $50/hr. Intermediate $65/hr.
Advanced $75/hr. In Hilliard. If
interested, please call. No texting,
because we need to talk'to you about
you or your child's experience. Mon-Fri.
Guaranteed if you can't ride, you will
lean. If you are afraid, you won't be
by the time you leave. You will feel
better about yourself and you will
respect the horse and the safety rules.




601 Garage Sales
DAYCARE CLOSING Inside sale. 13
Jasmine PIl. Little Tykes outside &
inside furniture, puzzles, toys, games.
W, Th, Fri, after 7pm & Sat., 7:30am-
9:30am. Rain or shine. Call 277-1848.
YARD SALE Antique oak table &
chairs, treadmill, exercise bike, deer
stands, TV stand, & household items.
Sat. 8/4, 8am-12 noon. 819 Fountain
Dr., off S. 14th St.
HUGE YARD SALE!! Books, tons of
glassware & collectibles, tables, chairs,
jewelry, & much more!!! Fri. & Sat.,
Sam-3pm. 96420 Blackrock Rd.
YARD SALE Sat. 8/4, 8am-lpm.
85674 Dick King Rd., Yulee. Household
goods, baby items, exercise
equipment, & more.
MOVING SALE Moving out of state -
lots of everything. Across from the
YMCA on Jekyll Court. Fri. 8/3 & Sat.
8/4, 8am-2pm. Early birds will be shot!
Rain date 8/10 & 8/11. For more
information visit SearchAmelia.com!
MULTI-FAMILY/HOUSE YARD SALE
Adult & Kids clothes, toys,
electronics, kitchenwares, housewares,
furniture,' baby gear,- arts-'& *crafts
supplies, scrap booking & an 02 Toyota
Camry! 1918 Anchorage Place/Ocean
Reach. Sat. 8/4 & Sun. 8/5, 8am-3pm.


Amelia Island Montessori
School is seeking a
qualified child care
employee for children
from 12-30 months of
age. Child care training
though DCF required,
CDA or Director
preferred.
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601 Garage Sales
YARD SALE Sat. 8/4. Clothes ONLY"
Pants, tops, dresses, jackets, etc...
Nothing over $3.00. Beach Walk, 2807
Magnolia Woods Ct., FB. 9am-12pm.
After 11am everything goes for $1.00.
YARD SALE Some furniture, books,
knick-knacks, stuff & more stuff. Fri.
8/3 & Sat. 8/4, 8am-lpm. 1127 N.
Fletcher Ave.
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.

GARAGE/OPEN HOUSE SALE
Furniture, washer, dryer, household
items, yard equipment. 86019
Pineview Dr. Thurs. 8/2, Fri. 8/3 &
Sat. 8/4, 8:30am-?
YARD SALE Sat. 8/4, 8am-? 1019
Calle Corta. Furniture, clothes, buffet
items, knick-knacks, & more.
SAT. 8/4, 8AM-1PM Household
items, children's items, laptop, & misc.
Come see & get a bargain. 86213
Meadowood Dr., in Yulee.


802 Mobile Homes 852 Mobile Homes 1858 Condos-Unfurnishedl


MOBILE HOME For Sale. 1979
Skyline, 12x61, 2BR/1BA; very good
condition. Have title & ready to move.
$4,500. (904)583-4459

804 Amelia Island Homes|
GREAT HOME in desirable neighbor-
hood, 4BR/2.5BA, hardwood floors,
spacious rooms, overlooks Egans
Creek, across from Sunrise Park. 1903
Sunnse Dr. $389K. (904)491-6152


OLDER HOUSE Needs repair. Large
lot. 132 S. 13th St. $75,000/B060.
(904)583-2045


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

806 Waterfront


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


ATTN: New Moms/Grandmoms -
For Sale: White crib & mattress w/light
green & yellow dragonfly bedding,
purple Bumbo seat w/tray, portable
swing, play gym, Vera Bradley diaper
bag, take-along changer for $200. All
gently used. Call (904)277-3529.
GUN SHOW Aug. 4th & 5th. Prime
Osbom Convention Center, 1000 Water
St., Jax. (1-95 south to exit 353A,
Forsythe St.). CWP classes 10:00 &
1:00. Admission $8.00. Free Parking.
Info Cliff Hangers (386)325-6114.

603 Miscellaneous
ACORN STAIR LIFT 12' rail. $2,000.
(904)277-3767

609 Appliances
VIKING Freestanding Gas Range -
561 Series. Comm'l or residential use.
6 burners, griddle, oven, convection
oven. Exc cond. $5000. 904-206-1071

1611 Home Furnishings
ORTHOPEDIC RECLINER ,Electric
powered to stand up position, beige
with muted design, good condition,
$195. (904)277-2372


611 Home FurnishingsI
FURNITURE LIQUIDATION SALE N
JAX Quality products 50-80% off
retail. Queen mattress sets $150.
Sofa/Love $399. 5pc Bed set $399.
House/Condo packages $1799. Call
(904)245-9397.


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I BUY ANY JUNK CAR $250 flat
rate. (800)277-1569. ANF




705 Campers & Supplies
BLUE OX TOW BAR Class IL(7500)
2 inch receiver, hitch, cover, $150.
(717)817-8064






802 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA TRIPLE WIDE sitting on 4
acres on Lofton Creek. Close to YMS
and YHS. $104,900. (904)583-2009.


807 Condominiums
FSBO 2/1.5 Condo in Forest Ridge
Village. 1.5 blocks from beach.
Completely renovated! $132,000/OBO.
(912)269-3940

808 Off Island/Yulee
YULEE BY OWNER 3BR/2BA com-
pletely remodeled, stucco, detached
garage w/room above, fenced yard,
near schools. $146,000. 904-583-0095

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.





852. Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA on one acre. Very nice.
Located on Dwight Dr. $850/mo. +
$800 deposit. (904)753-2155 or (904)
753-2156
3BR/2BA DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE
HOME on 1 acre of land in
Nassauville. $800/mo. + $500
deposit. Call (904)753-7558.


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

ON ISLAND in park, clean & remod-
eled 1/1 SWMH, $150 wk/$600 mo.
2/1 SWMH, $165 wk/$660 mo. + dep
& util. Call for details (904)261-5034.
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE in a
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-
5577.


855 Apartments
Furnished


3BR/2BA APARTMENT available in
great downtown location. Semi-furn-
ished, office, WIFI and utilities in-clud-
ed. Adjacent to the Hampton Inn and
Suites, 19 South 2nd St., Fernandina
Beach. Lease and references required.
$1600/month. Contact Bob Ramshaw
at 904-557-2106.


856 Apartments
Unfurnished
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.

ACROSS FROM QUIET North Beach
Park Completely renovated, IBR
spacious studio, full kitchen, laundry
center. Year lease w/ref's & dep.
$745/mo. + utilities. (904)557-1690
POST OAK APARTMENTS
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711

857 Condos-Furnished
FURNISHED 2BR 2-STORY CLUB
VILLA at A.I.P. Pool. Service
animals only. $1200/mo + utilities.
(904)491-5906




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A private, non-profit agency that assists
Nassau County families who need food,
shelter and basic necessities.
S For information, call: 904.261.7000


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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

860 Homes-Unfurnished
STUCCO/BLOCK HOME for rent In
Yulee. 3BR/1BA with 2 bonus rooms &
fenced yard. $975/mo. + dep. (904)
955-4032 8am-8pm.

4BR/3BA SEASIDE HOME Ig yard,
2-car garage, hardwood floors, spac-
ious kitchen w/pantry, on island, close
to beach. $1750/mo. (904)491-6152

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

NEWLY RENOVATED Large 3BR/
2BA home on island. $1100/mo. Call
Greg (904)556-2573.

2BR/1BA den, carport, Ig workshop,
Ig fenced backyard, patio w/brick FP
grill. 1st & last + security. $800/mo.
(904)491-5282, call after 3pm.

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/1BA 1100 SQ FT HOME 2 car
garage, fenced in yd. $925/mo. w/yr.
lease. 1 month security dep. required.
627 Donnie Lane. (904)753-2230

3BR/2.5BA on Piney Island. $1,200/
mo. No smoking. (904)463-2770


861 Vacation Rentals CURTISS H.
VACATION CHALET in N. Carolina LASSERRE
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well Real Estate, Inc.
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416. www.lasserrerealestate.com


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


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

VARIOUS OFFICES 600-1500sf.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644


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





901 Automobiles
1998 BLACK LINCOLN TOWN CAR -
Signature Edition. $4,900. Call (904)
277-3002 or (904)277-8933.

CLASSIC 1990 MERCEDES 420 SEL
- all options, V8, all receipts. Excellent
condition. 142K miles. Local car, local
service. $6,000. (978)877-2613


Surfside Properties, Inc.


5494 Ervin St, Great opportunity on the corner of
Lewis and Ervin street on historical American Beach.
This 50'x115' lot is fenced. Price includes two
homes being sold "as is" with the right to inspect.
The homes are presently occupied. Beware of dogs
in the yard. Call for appt $190,000 MLS#55370


1925 S. 141 St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
Sales (904)277-9700

Property Management

(904)277-0907
www.aineliasurfside.com


633 Ocean Ave (house)& 634 N. Hetcher
(lot) combined properties. One quarter (1/4)
interest for sale. "As Is" $150,000
MLS#55815.


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Lot 10 lan Dr. Commercial
$44,000 #56771

eLot 13 Avery Rd.
$44,000 #56772

Lot 15 -Avery Rd.
$44,000 Commercial Office Space available.
1939 1949 S. 8TH St., $300/mo + tax & utilities per unit


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.
2605 Portside Drive 2229 sf. 4BR/3BA bright Florida
style home in the Ocean Cay neighborhood. Large
Family room with fireplace,formal dining room and
ldkitchen with breakfast area. Large fully screened back
porch. Pets ok. On Island. $1,650/mo.
Surf & Racket #All0 IBR/1BA condo with ocean
and pool view. Furnished with, all utilities. No pets. On
Island..$1,550/mo.
3322 Fairway Oaks 1,456 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia
Island Plantation villa located on the Fairway. Recently
remodeled with updated Kitchen and appliances.
Generous living spaces with Living/Dining Room
combined. Master suite with private bath. Optional AIP
membership available. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On
Island. $1,450/mo.
1520 Amelia Circle 2378 sf. 4BR/3BA single family
home just North of Atlantic Avenue. Formal Living and
Dining Rooms plus a Denwith fireplace. Large deck
that's great for entertaining. On Island. $1,450/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.
2038 Marlin Court 1400 sf3BD/2BA, Wood floors,
with den and fenced backyard with deck. Centrally
located on island, Pet OK. S1,275/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. Off Island.


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Brian Woolard
General Manager


96015 Hickory Place 1543 sf, 3BR/2BA home on C-D-S lot
in Otter Run subdivision. Extremely well maintained with
heated/cooled sunporch. Tile throughout main living area.
Large family room with fireplace and vaulted ceilings.
Stainless appliances in eat in kitchen. Fenced in backyard with
fruit trees and a shed. Water softener and irrigation system.
. Off island. Small dog ok. NO CATS. $1,250/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 sf. 3BR/2BA Fernandina
home in the Cashen Wood neighborhood. Large -kitchen
overlooking Family room with breakfast nook. Master suite
with private bath. Convenient location to almost everything
Island life has to offer. Pets ok. On Island. $1,100/mo.
23525 Bahama Point, #1621 1435 sf. 3BR/2BA Second
floor unit with vaulted ceilings and amazing views of the lake
from die Master Suite, Kitchen, Dining Room and Porch.
Living Room features a wood burning fireplace with stone
surround! Large open Kitchen withBreakfast bar overlooks
Dining and Living areas. Large screened porch overlooks the
lake and has a dedicated storage room! Pets ok. Off 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 of Johnson 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 olA. Off Island. $950
31010 Paradise Commons, #423 Second floor unit close to
pool and workout center. Unit has screened porch with ceiling
fan and storage room.Over sized tubs in bathrooms. Fireplace
and vaulted, ceiling in family room. Pets ok. Off Island.
$900/mo.
837B Mary St. 816 sf 2BD/IBA first floor duplex located on
the North end of Amelia Island. Bright and open with large
yard and carport. Pets ok. On Island. $850/mo.


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* 2820B First Ave. 2BR/I.SBA Townhouse with
garage $875 + utilities.Available 9/1/12
*3423 S. Fletcher Avenue-2BR/IBA across
from the beach. Nice Deck. Furnished with
washer and dryer. $ 1000/mo. utilities.
*514 S. 14th Street 3BR/IBA. Nice large
fenced yard. Available Sept. I st $950Jmo
+utllties
*2519 S. Fletcher Ave. 3BR/2.SBA with 2880
sq.ft. GRAND OLD BEACH house with
unusual floor plan and lots of parking
$1.65O/mo. plus utilities.
* 23820 Flora Park Blvd.4BR/2BA 1988 approx.
sq.ft. home. $1,350/mo. plus util. 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
late August.
VACATION RENTAL
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY
2BR/I BA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher. Across
the street.from the beach.AI util wi-fi,TV &
phone.
* 3BR/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$1850/wk plus taxes &cleaning fee.
COMMERCIAL
* Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 rocms)
with bath. 576 sq. ft. $1050/mo. + sales tax.
* Five Points Village 1,200 sq.ft.AIA/S 8th St.
exposure Great for retail, services, or office.
$1,200/mo +sales tax.
*Amelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage).- 910
approx. sq.ft., 3 offices, reception area, kitchen
and bathroom. $1450/mo. + utilities.
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle House,
1,800 sq.ft. $1700/mo. lease + tax. Sale also
considered.


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