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A young man who loved life,

and who didn'tneed to die

For the News-Leader
B en Byrns would have been
21 years old next month.
Ask his family and friends
to remember him, and they
speak fondly of a young man with a
remarkable sense of humor, who
loved surfing, loved animals, loved
life. He was studying to be a pilot,
like his dad.
And they agree on something
else. As with so many young people,
the thought of dying was just some-
thing that never crossed his mind.
The Fernandina Beach High
School graduate, Class of 2010, was
attending Florida State College and
living in Jacksonville Beach when a
roommate found him on a Saturday
morning last February. His alarm
clock was going off to awaken him
for an offshore fishing trip he'd been
excited about, his father said. But he
never awoke.
He left behind a grieving family, a
multitude of friends and questions
that can never be answered. His par-
ents, Ken and Laurie Byrns of
Fernandina Beach, are determined
that something good must come of
the tragedy: "Something horrible
happening to Ben has just got to help'
someone else," his mother said.

And so they are organizing the
Ben Byrns 5K Runway Rally, a run
and walk set for Saturday, Sept. 15, at
the Fernandina Beach airport. The
entire course will be on the airport
runways and taxiways, while one full
runway will remain open to air traf-
fic. Airplanes will be stationed at
turns along the route. In conjunction
with the event, aspiring young pilots
age 8-17 can sign up for a free air-
plane ride.
The event will raise money for the
Nassau Humane Society, honoring
Ben's love of animals, and the Boys
& Girls Clubs, whose mission is now
close to the Byrnses' hearts guid-
ing young people toward self-confi-
dence, self-esteem, making better
'There's a lot of bad strff out
there," his mother says. "We want
kids to know that they need to make
good choices."
"It was always fun to be around
Ben. He always had ife laughing. He
had a great sense of humor. That's
really what I cherished about him
most," says Chris Keffer, Ben's
schoolmate and close friend since
early childhood. "We went to camp
together ... went trick-or-treating. He

Ben Byrns in Gainesville in 2010, above, on the day of his sis-
ter's graduation from the University of Florida. Lola, left,
watches the "paddle-out" for Ben, who "really, really loved

It was alwaysfun to be around Ben. He always
hadme laughing. He had a great sense ofhumor.
That's really what I cherished about him most.

BYRNS Continued on 11A




Bill Leeper

new sheriff
Nassau County Republicans oust-
ed Property Appraiser Tammi Stiles
from office Tuesday, giving their nom-
ination to Mike Hickox for the
November election. The winner would
replace Stiles in January.
County voters elected Bill Leeper
as sheriff and Walter (Jr.) Boatright
and Pat Edwards as county commis-
sioners on Tuesday. There will be a
runoff for two school board seats.
Aaron Bean won the Republican
primary for a state senate seat, and
.! State Rep. Janet
Adkins bested her
opponent in the
GOP primary.
"It's been fun.
but I'm glad it's
over," Leeper said
Wednesday. "I've
certainly met a lot
Leeper of great people
across our county
and it made me feel
good about our future."
-As he prepared to replace retiring
Sheriff Tommy Seagraves in January,
Leeper said, "I'm excited, I'm hum-
ble and I'm honored that the voters
would choose me to lead the men and
women of Nassau County over the
next four years. And I'm ready to get
to work."
Leeper, a former highway patrol
officer and Fernandina Beach mayor,
tallied 12,317votes, or 66 percent,
aciulidine m -urufiicia.l election
returns from the Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections. He easily out-
paced the 3,433 votes, or 18 percent,
for former police officer Chris Hartley,
and the 9 percent for sheriff's deputy
Garland "Bubba" Rhoden and 7 per-
cent for former police officer Steve
Stiles' bid for a second term fell
short in the Republican primary to

Dallas Palachek, a Nassau County Sheriff's deputy, campaigns
Tuesday for Bill Leeper, who was elected as the new sheriff.

local appraiser and real estate broker
Mike Hickox, who won handily by 57-
43 percent. Hickox had 6,999 votes
to 5,353 for Stiles. Hickox faces
William F Caulkins Sr. in the Nov. 6
SBoatright won reelection to a sec-
ond term by defeating challenger
Kenneth Bruce Overstreet by 55-45
percent. Edwards beat Ronnie Stoots
by-75-25 percent to succeed Commis-
sioner Stacy Johnson. Both take office
in December.
Leeper, Boatright and Edwards
were assured election since they have
no November opponent.

On the other hand, neither of the
Nassau County School Board incum-
bents could win a majority, requiring
a runoff election in November.
Gail Cook had 7,350 votes, or 43
percent of the vote for her school
board seat, and will face challenger
John Pulice. Pulice had 4,995 votes
to Cari Ford Cahill's 4,785 to make
the runoff.
Kimberly Fahlgren, who was
appointed last year by Gov. Rick Scott
to fill an unexpired term, had 46 per-
cent of the vote to challengers Russell
ELECTION Continued on 4A

City budgets shrink,

some get more pay
ANGELA DAUGHTRY At a special budget meeting
News-Leader Monday, each city department pre-
sented the commission with a report
City department heads hild c&m- on their respective budgets, staffing,
rni'sikner- Mo.,ida tlli;rdeatftMent fees, revenues and an impact state-
are experiencing hardships because ment regarding planned budget cuts.
of upcoming proposed budget cuts for Departments were also tasked with
the next fiscal year. describing how budget cuts would
Commissioners also were told that affect services to the public.
in spite of cutsto city budgets and serv- The departmental reports were pre-
ices, and despite proposed increases in sented to commissioners at the request
city fees and the property tax rate to of Commissioner Tim Poynter, who
help balance the city's budget, some asked City Manager Joe Gerrity for
city employees will get pay increases the reports at a previous meeting.
during the fiscal year that begins Oct. Poynter has been pushing Gerrity for
1. deeper cuts in the budget, which must
And, according to Human Resour- be finalized by the first week of
ces Director Robin Marley, the city's September.
exempt and union employees are still Because of 10 full-time personnel
eligible for longevity .pay, which is cuts, some departments will be losing
based only on length of service; and staff members and some will have to
certain employees will also receive cross-train or add more tasks to the
"step increases" in 2012-13. The city employees that are left.
has budgeted more than $100,000 for For example, the Community

the longevity payments in the new

CITY Continued on 3A

County juggles

building priorities

Faced with a budget crunch, Nassau
County Commissioners agreed to cut
from $1.4 million set aside for a new fire
station in Callahan from the county's
five-year capital improvement plan.
In the same stroke, commissioners
agreed tentatively Wednesday to
approve $6.5 million in funding for cap-
ital projects. The net result of the meet-
ing, after the board chose to cut three
projects worth a combined $1.6 mil-
lion, was a $4.9 million addition to the
Because the county maintains a fully
funded CIP, any item listed on the plan
must have a funding source; senior
financial analyst Cathy Lewis told the
board. For commissioners to free up

funding allocated for specific projects,
they have to remove those projects
from the list.
"We're not saying no to these proj-
ects," Commission Chair Danny Leeper
said. "... We're just delaying them for
future consideration. We're removing
them, but when the priority needs
change, we'll readdress" them.
The main casualty of the meeting
was the funding set aside for Station 50,
which serves the town of Callahan.
Other expenses that fell under the axe
were a video visitation system worth
$57,000 requested by the sheriffs office
two years ago and a $115,000 widening
of Bailey Road on Amelia Island from
the public works department.
Pointing to the willingness of
COUNTY Continued on 3A

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FRIDAY. AUGUSi 17. 2012 NEWS News-Leader

Act quickly if heat stroke strikes

CREED Executive Director

Heat illness during practice or compe-
tition is a leading cause of death and dis-
ability among U.S. high school athletes
All athletes, coaches, athletic trainers,
and parents/guardians should be aware
of the risk factors for heat illness, follow
recommended strategies, and be pre-
pared to respond quickly to symptoms of
illness. Coaches also should continue to
stress to their athletes the importance of
maintaining proper hydration before, dur-
ing and after sports activities.
Heat stroke facts:
Heat stroke is a form of hyperther-
mia in which the body temperature is ele-
vated dramatically. It is a medical emer-
gency and can be fatal if not promptly and
properly treated.
Cooling the victim is a critical step
in the treatment of heat stroke.
The most important measures to
prevent heat strokes are to avoid becom-
ing dehydrated and to avoid vigorous
physical activities in hot and humid
Infants, the elderly, athletes and out-
door workers are the groups at greatest
risk for heat stroke.
Symptoms of heat stroke can some-
times mimic those of heart attack or
other conditions. Sometimes a person
experiences symptoms of heat exhaus-
tion before progressing to heat strokes.
Signs and symptoms of heat exhaus-


Helen E McGuire
Helen E McGuire, daughter
of Frank and Lena Pond, went
home to be with the Lord on
Tuesday, August 14, 2012. She
passed away quietly at home,
surrounded by her family.
Born in Grayling, Michigan,
on September 17, 1913, Helen
would have celebrated her 99th
birthday this September.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, brother, Gordon
Pond, and husband, Floyd
Helen spent most of her
adult life in Flint, Michigan,
moving to Florida in 2002.
Helen is survived by daugh-
ter Lynn Hall (Perry) and
daughter Donna Wright.
(Duane), sister-in-law Ailene
Pond and many grandchildren,
nieces and nephews.
Helen loved her pets, and
contributions to any local or
national pet organization may
be made in her name if desired.
Helen will be laid to rest next
to her beloved husband, Mac, in
Flint, Michigan.


Aime6 Lynn Scarlett, age
27, died on Thursday afternoon,
Aug. 9, 2012. Private funeral
services were held at Green
Pine Funeral Home, with inter-
ment in Green Pine Cemetery.
Green Pine Funeral Home
John Thomas Shealey, age
71, of Fernandina Beach, died
on Tuesday, Aug. 1'4, 2012.
Funeral services will be held
at 11 am. today from the grave-
side in Bosque Bello Cemetery
in Fernandina Beach.
Eternity Funeral Homes &
Cremations Nassau.



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tion include: nausea,
vomiting, fatigue,
weakness, headache,
S B muscle cramps/aches
w and dizziness.
1 Some individuals
) can develop symp-
toms of heat stroke
suddenly and rapidly without warning.
Common symptoms and signs of heat
stroke include:
high body temperature
the absence of sweating, with hot
red or flushed dry skin
rapid pulse
difficulty breathing
seizure and/or coma
Victims of heat stroke must receive
immediate treatment to avoid permanent
organ damage. First and foremost, cool
the victim. Get them to a shady area,
remove clothing, apply cool or tepid
water to the skin (for example you may
spray the victim with cool water from a
garden hose), fan them to promote sweat-
ing and evaporation, and place ice packs
under the armpits and around the groin.
If the person is able to drink liquids,
have them drink cool water or other cool
beverages that do not contain alcohol or
Always notify emergency services
(911) immediately. If their arrival is
delayed, they can give you further
instructions for treatment of the victim.
The most important measures to pre-

Some individuals can
develop symptoms ofheat
stroke suddenly and rapidly
without warning.

vent heat strokes are to avoid becoming
dehydrated and to avoid vigorous physi-
cal activities in hot and humid weather.
If you have to perform physical activi-
ties in hot weather, drink plenty of fluids
(such as water and sports drinks), but
avoid alcohol, caffeine (including soft
drinks and tea), which may lead to dehy-
Your body will need replenishment of
electrolytes (such as sodium) as well as
fluids if you sweat excessively or perform
vigorous activity in the sunlight for pro-
longed periods. Take frequent breaks to
hydrate yourself. Wear hats and light-col-
ored, lightweight, loose clothes. Keep
cars locked when not in use and never,
ever, leave infants or children or pets
unattended in a locked car.
Jennett Wilson-Baker, RN, BSN, is the
executive director of CREED, The Coali-
tion for the Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health, whose mis-
sion is to educate the community concern-
ing chronic and infectious diseases and the
importance of early access to care. For
more information call 321-2555 or 556-


The old Shave Bridge drawbridge, with the new Shave Bridge under construction
in the background, is seen in this circa 1970's photo from the'collection of the
Clough family of Fernandina Beach.
The News-Leader, 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, welcomes Looking Back submis-
sions. They also may be emailed to Sidn Perry, sperry@fbnewsleader.com.

Include pets in disaster plan

The Humane Society of the Pet owners can reduce Small garbage bags.
United States urges residents their animals' chances of being For dogs include a leash,
in East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk during a disaster by fol- harness and a sturdy carrier
states to keep their pets in lowing the suggestions below, large enough to use as a sleep-
mind in preparation for a nat- Things you can do right ing area. For cats include litter
ural disaster. People can take now: and litter box and a sturdy car-
some simple -'but critical Put a collar with visible rier large enough for transport
steps to keep their pets safe identification on your pets, and for your cat to use as a
and healthy in severe weather including indoor-only pets. temporary "apartment" for
and possible evacuations. Keep pictures of your severaldhys.
More than 35 million people, pets on hand for identification A Zogby International poll
many of them pet owners, live purposes. Ideally, you should after Hurricane Katrina found
in areas threatened by Atlantic also be in the photo. that 61 percent of pet owners
hurricanes. Create a pet emergency will not evacuate if they cannot
"More than 60 percent of kit and refresh the items every bring their pets with them. In
American households have few months. 2006, Congress addressed this
pets, and weathering a major Talk to your neighbors issue by passing the Pets
storm requires an evacuation about how they can help your Evacuation and Transportation
plan that includes our ani- pets if you are not at home Standards (PETS) Act, which
mals," said Niki Dawson, direc- when disaster strikes, requires state and local emer-
tor of disaster services for The Create a list of hotels that agency management agencies
HSUS. "If it isn't safe for you, allow pets. Plan on evacuating to make plans that take into
it isn't safe for them. If you are about 100 miles inland, account the needs of individu-
ordered to shelter-in-place Pet emergency kits should als with pets and service ani-
and not evacuate, bring your include: mals in the event of a major
pets inside with you and make Minimum of a three-day disaster or emergency. It is
sure you have adequate.sup- supply of food in airtight, crucial that all pet owners
plies." waterproof containers and reach out to their local gov-
drinking water. ernment to understand their
Bowls for food and water. community's existing human
511 Ash Street Medications, vaccination and pet evacuation plans.
rnandina Beach, FL 32034 records and first aid pet sup- For more tips on pre-
04) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698 plies. paredness plans that include
Comfort items such as a your pets, visit humanesoci-
lebsite for email addresses: toy and blanket. ety.org/prepare.

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Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12p.m.
Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
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Mobile pantry offers

free food to residents
The Hunger Coalition of The Hunger Coalition of
Nassau County, in partnership Nassau County was formed in
with Second Harvest, will dis- an effort to meet the fresh food
tribute free food at three loca- needs of individuals and fami-
tions in Nassau County this lies of Nassau County.
month. Over 80 volunteers have dis-
Each mobile pantry will pro- tribute approximately 120,000
vide fresh produce, meat, dairy pounds of food to over 5,000
and bakery items. The mobile people.
pantry is open to all Nassau The Hunger Coalition of
County residents and will begin Nassau County is made up of
at 1 p.m. at all locations and nonprofits, churches and vol-
continue until all food has been unteers from all over Nassau
distributed. County.
Dates and locations are: If you would like to volun-
Aug. 20 at Yulee United teer or contribute to the Hunger
Methodist Church, 86003 Coalition of Nassau County
Christian Way, Yulee. effort, call (904) 206-8433 or
Aug. 23 at First Baptist email 4hunger@gmail.com. You
Church of Callahan, 45090 can also follow its news on
Green Ave. Facebook.

Friends of aviation
Friends of Fernandina
Aviation (FoFA), a nonprofit
organization promoting avia-
tion awareness in the com-
munity through volunteer
staffed programs such as
aerospace education, at both
the middle and high school
level, aviation orientation
presentations and career
days, academic scholarships
and community outreach
programs, meets the first
Saturday of the month at
8:30 a.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Municipal Airport.
Contact Mickey Baity at 556-
6136 or Jerry Kawecki at
415-0217 for details.
NAMI meetings
The National Alliance for
Mental Illness Consumer
Support Group meets on
Friday at 11 a.m. at the
Council on Aging, 1367
South 18th St., Fernan-
dina Beach, across from
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau NAMI holds
business meetings on the
third Thursday of each
month at 7 p.m. in the con-
ference room of the
Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency,
1303 Jasmine St., Suite 100,
Fernandina Beach.
Family support meetings
for family members of an
individual with a mental
health diagnosis are held at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach, once a
month at 7 p.m. Contact Lisa
Mohn at 277-1886 for more

Sutton Place Behavioral
Health, Inc. provides group
sessions that range in price
from $10-$25 per session
depending on the individ-
ual's income. For informa-
tion about group sessions
inquire at 463142 SR 200,
Yulee, or call 225-8280.
Fun in the Sun
SOn Aug.18 at 10 am., the
Camden County 4-H and
Kings Bay 4-H will host an
outdoor event with games,
food, prizes and fun.
Admission is $3 per person
(a maximum of $10 for fami-
lies of 4 or more). Fee
includes hotdog lunch, cot-
ton candy, bounce house fun
and more. For information
call (912) 576-3219.

Blood drive
& more
The Fernandina Pirates
Club will host a blood drive
on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m.- 3
p.m. at Publix in Fernandina
Beach. All donors will be
entered into a raffle drawing
for the following admissions
tickets: four Jaguar pre-sea-
son game tickets for the
Falcons on Aug. 30 at 6:30
p.m.; Amelia Island Blues
Festival; Amelia Island
Museum of History; Amelia

Kiwanis Cub
The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis Club meets the first
three Mondays of each
month at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill
Melton Road. This is a din-
ner meeting from 6:30-8 p.m.
Contact Don Lyons at home,
432-8194, or by cell at (978)
Optimist dubs
The Yulee Optimist Club
meets every Tuesday at
noon at Murray's Grille on
AlA in Yulee. Call 753-0091.
* *
The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club meets each
Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club. Call Bernice
Kelley at 261-7923 or Barb
Kent at 277-4071.
* *
The Westside Optimist
Club meets the third
Monday of every month at 7




River Cruises; Island Falls
golf; and the Jacksonville
Zoo and Gardens. Melon
slices, hot dogs and drinks
will be provided to the first
100 donors.

Find out about United
Way's Born Learning pro-
gram and how it can help
local parents at the August
Breakfast Learning Series
provided by Family Support
Services of North Florida
(FSS) in Yulee.
The free program will be
held Aug. 28 from 9-10:30
a.m. at the FSS Nassau
Office, 87001 Professional
Way in Yulee. Continental
breakfast and networking
begin at 8:30 a.m. Register to
attend at FSS.BLS.Nassau
@fssnf.org or 225-5347.
Guest speaker Melodie
Dove, Born Learning pro-
gram coordinator for
United Way of Northeast
Florida, will discuss the suc-
cessful parenting program,
.including a program
overview, parenting topics
covered in the program and
who can benefit from Born
The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise
presents the COA Walk-A-
Thon to honor grandparents
on Sept. 8 (Grandparent's
Day is Sept. 9). This is a
fundraiser for services the
Council on Aging offers sen-
iors and caregivers and the
"transportation disadvan-
taged" (unable to drive and
without other means of
Check in at 9 a.m. at the
COA Transportation Center,
102 North 13th St.
Individuals and groups will
step off at 10 a.m. for the 3-
mile/5K loop walk. Fee is
$20 per person or $150 per
team, payable to COA, 1367
South 18th St., Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034. Call 261-
0701 to pay by credit card.
Visit www.coanassau.
com/events for online regis-
tration and information.
Community yoga
,..Lisa Waas is pursuing the,
3-year process of Iyengar
yoga teacher certification
and needs students interest-
ed in precise, detailed, safe
yoga instructional classes. At
Community Yoga none are
too old, young, inflexible,
weak, unstable, big or little to
practice yoga.
The ability to apply modi-
fications for injury, age,
inflexibility and some illness
is available.
Classes are held 9-10:30
a.m. Friday, 8:30-10 a.m.
Saturday and 2-3:30 p.m.
Sunday and 5:30-6:30 p.m.
restorative yoga on
Wednesday. Space is limited.
Call Lisa Waas at 613-6345 or
email lisaphr@bellsouth.net
for information and location.

p.m. Please bring a covered
dish and join the club as they
work with kids to promote
optimism to all. The meet-
ings are held at the Callahan
Lions Club, just north of
Callahan. For information
call 613-8595.
Rotary dubs
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach meets
each Wednesday from 11:30
a.m.-1 p.m. at the Florida
House Inn on South Third
Street. Aug. 22 will feature
Emma and Lori Venerdi on
the Special Olympics, Call
Melanie Ferreira at 321-

The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise meets
each Friday from 7:30-8:30
a.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill
Melton Road. Contact Presi-
dent Christal Fish at clfish@
barmjlaw.com or visit www.

The county commission set a 1962-63 budget
of $722,892 an increase of $4,510 over the previ-
ous year despite lowering the millage rate.
August 16, 1962

Pioneering deputy Ben Sessions, the first
black lieutenant in Nassau County Sheriff's Office
history, announced he was retiring after 30 years.
August 20, 1987

The county reorganized the Public Works
Department to make Road and Bridge function as
a stand-alone entity.
August 16, 2002



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CITY Continuedfrom 1A
Development Department will
lose two full-time employees
but will add one part-time per-
son. The police department will
lose a sergeant, an officer and
a dispatcher, and the code
enforcement 'officer in the
police department will move
back' to the Community
Development Department. The
Information Technologies
Department will lose a 35-hour
help desk technician, leaving
two employees to run the
department and the fire depart-
ment is losing an ocean-rescue
IT Director Mike Rooney
said his department is "getting
to critical mass" and that he
had been "running... on a shoe-
string budget" for years.
Poynter, who has repeated-
ly asked for more budget cuts,
said he was concerned about
the IT department breaking
down due to the city being
"penny wise and pound fool-
"Someone (in City Hall) told
me their computer was down
half a day," Poynter said. "It
makes the city look bad on so
many levels. Maybe we should
look at some of these things ...
next year isn't going to be any
brighter. We need to change
the way we do business on a
day-to-day basis."
'The infrastructure is state-
of-the-art, but the hardware is
starting to suffer," Rooney said.
Two of the city's privately
managed enterprise depart-
ments, the Fernandina Harbor
Marina and the municipal golf
course, reported losses in rev-
enues, and both departments
proposed some slight fee
increases. The Parks &
Recreation Department pro-
posed significant increases in
fees for some programs, espe-
cially fo'r non-city residents,

Selected increases in
Parks & Recreation fees
(from FY 2011-12 to FY 2012-13)
After-school program
$50/week city to $55/week city
$62.50/week non-city to $68/week non-city
After-school tutoring
$5/week (city residents only) to
$10/week (city residents only)
Summer leading center
$5/week (city residents only) to
$60/summer (city residents only)
Summer camp
$80/week city to $85/week city
$100/week non-city to $106/week non-city
Full-time daycare
$95/week city to $100/week city
$118/week non-city to $125/week non-city
Preschool pre-k
$45/week city to $50/week city
$56.25/week non-city to $63vweek non-cily
Family monthly pool pass
$60 city to $68 city
$75 non-city to $81 non-city
Discover scuba
From $50 all to $5:' ciy"$62 non-.:i'/

In her report, Marley said
her department had moved
some employees to perform-
ance-based pay increases, but
because of the recession the
city was not able to give out
those increases. However, she
noted city exempt and union
employees still receive longevi-
ty increases based on length
of service.
Gerrity noted longevity
increases are "not uncommon
in government," and that gov-
ernment employees often get a
5 percent longevity pay
increase every five years.
"It's sort of like you get paid
for showing up," Filkoff said of
longevity increases. "In the pri-
vate sector they got rid of them
years ago. ... I thought these
entitlement increases would gg
by the wayside."
"Private-sector employees

get bonuses, but city employ-
ees don't get bonuses," Marley
said in defense of the longevi-
ty increases.
Poynter also complained
about holiday pay for firefight-
ers, noting that they should
take turns working on holidays
rather than getting paid for all
of them.
Marley said the holiday pay
for firefighters was very "cost-
effective" because the fire
department has to run 24 hours
a day, seven days a week.
But Vice Mayor Jeffrey
Bunch, a former firefighter, dis-
agreed. "If I only work one hol-
iday, I get paid holiday pay for
all 10 days," he said, "whether
I work them or not. This is
something I got for 17 years,
and it's time to end it."
"I don't think there's a
department head that hasn't

City employee pay increases
City employees are still eligible for longevity pay, which
are automatic pay supplements based solely on length of
Finance Director Patti Clifford wrote in an email that
there is $78,000 available for longevity raises for city
employees paid from the general fund, and $25,500 available
for employees paid from enterprise funds.
According to an e-mail from Human Resources Director
Robin Marley, "All planned merit increases due for 2011-12
are already projected and factored into the 2012-13 budget."
That means city employees will receive merit pay in fis-
cal year 2012-13, based on the anniversary date of their first
day of work.
For example, one utility billing specialist has a salary of
$44,450 in 2011-12 and a salary of $45,802 in 2012-13. A
web/tech specialist has a salary of $49,000 in 2011-12 and a
-alar olf ,l' .ir in i il2-13.
The human resources director will see a salary increase
from $75,847 in 2011-12 to $77,364 in 2012-13, and a human
resources generalist will see a salary increase from $43,985
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been moved out of their com-
fort zone," Gerrity said at the
end of the meeting.

"Everybody's working harder
at what they're doing."


to test sirens

RockTlenn's Fernandina Mill
will begin initial testing a new
onsite emergency notification
system on Tuesday and
Wednesday. Thereafter, the
emergency siren system will
be tested weekly at noon each
The emergency notification
system is to alert plant employ-
ees to certain conditions at the
While the system sirens
might be heard by neighbors
near the mill, no action is
required by neighbors and
there is no cause for alarm.
If it is ever necessary for
neighbors to take action,
the city would notify the resi-
The initial activities Tuesday
and Wednesday will involve
testing the siren-volume levels
as well as ensuring all sirens
are working.
The sirens may be heard
intermittently from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. during this initial two-day
testing period. On Aug. 27,
weekly siren tests will begin at
noon and then will be tested
each Monday at noon in the
Each siren test will last
approximately 80 seconds.

Continued from 1A
Callahan leadership to keep the
county at its current station for
roughly $2,000 a month, com-
missioners agreed it was more
prudent to spend the smaller
amount until they could free up
funding to undertake the proj-
"I'd rather pay $20,000 a year
than pull$1.4 million in order to
do that, at this point in time,"
Commissioner Barry Holloway
said. "My suggestion is pull it.".
CominisSioner Walter Boat-
right, whose district includes
Callahan, said he understood
the budget crunch the county
faced and the board could read-
dress the situation in a couple of
years "when things get better, as
we all hope they will."
With a new sheriff coming
into office in January, a video
visitation system requested two
years ago by outgoing sheriff
Tommy Seagraves could be cut,
said Commissioner Stacy
Johnson, who also cited issues
at the new Duval County court-
house, where attorneys have
complained that Plexiglas bar-
riers prevent them from dis-
cussing confidential information
with their clients without being
Leeper said he did not want
to send a message that visita-
tion safety was not important, ,
but he agreed with Johnson that

the incoming sheriff may have
different priorities than
"If it's been two years, maybe
it's not a high priority. Let's save
that argument for the next sher-
iff," said Leeper, whose brother
Bill Leeper won a landslide elec-
tion Tuesday to succeed
Seagraves, who is retiring.
The planned widening of
Bailey Road was removed from
the CIP with little discussion.
Commissioner Steve Kelley,
whose district encompasses the
roadway, said he remembered
whei it was dirt and its'current
state was an improvement.
Public Works Director Scott
Herring said the project was
part of a Planned Unit Develop-
ment agreement with Crane
Island that.lasts until 2015-16,
but because there were still
hoops to jump through, it could
be removed from the CIP
"At this point in time, I would
be comfortable deleting it and
moving it to that list of 'projects
we have to remember about,"'
Herring said.
Commissioners chose notto
Remove $2 million budgeted for
work on Chester Road in Yulee
as the county is required to have
that money allocated in order
to secure $10 million in funding
from the Florida Department of
"Let's fund what we're man-'
dated to do," Leeper said.
The board elected to keep

money set aside for security
camera upgrades for the Nassau
County Courthouse in
Fernandina, a modular building
for Station 90 in Hilliard, library
expansion in Fernandina Beach,
animal control upgrades, cost-
saving upgrades for lighting and
air conditioning at county facil-
ities, disaster funding for Station
20, drainage projects and the
next phase of the Loop Road in
Yulee. Commissioners could.
find alternative sources of fund-
ing for some of those projects in
$1.5 million of leftover impact
fees, plus any money carried
forward and any savings from
constitutional officers' budgets.



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Notice for Early Public Review of a Proposal to Support Activity in
the 100-Year Floodplain and Wetland

August 17, 2012
City of Fernandina Beach
204 Ash Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

To: All Interested Agencies, Groups. and Individuals

This is to give notice that the City of Fernandina Beach has submitted an application for a Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG funds) to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).
The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will
be used to rehabilitate liomes for qualified City homeowners with very low, low or moderate incomes
per the guidelines established in the Housing Assistance Plan (HAP).

This notice is required by Section 2(a)(4) of Executive Order 11988 for Floodplain Management, and by
Section 2(b) of Executive Order 11990 for the Protection of Wetlands, and is implemented by HUD
Regulations found at 24 CFR 55.20(b) for the HUD action that is within and/or affects a floodplain or wetland.

Construction may be undertaken in the 100 year floodplain and/or wetlands. The City of Fernandina
Beach is interested in alternatives and public perceptions of possible adverse impacts that could result
from the project as well as potential mitigation measures. Housing rehabilitation projects may be locat-
ed within the floodplain area and/or wetlands. The proposed housing rehabilitation projects may be
located anywhere within the City limits of the City of Fernandina Beach: no specific sites have been
determined as of this date. Eligible projects must he owner occupied housing units. Rehabilitation com-
ponents are identified in section VI of the HAP. Please note that any work in the floodplain and/or wet-
lands would be an improvement to an existing house that is already in the floodplain and/or wetlands.

Written comments must be received by Jennifer Gooding. Senior Planner at 2( Ash Street. Fernandina
Beach, FL, 32034 on or before September 4. 2012.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting:
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FRIDAY. A cGL'u 17.2012 NEWS News-Leader

State Rep. Janet Adkins, with supporter Raymond Johnson, right, campaigns in Callahan on Tuesday. Adkins easily won the Republican primary in her reelection bid. Shannon
and Justin Taylor hold up signs supporting Mike Hickox, who won the GOP nomination for property appraiser, left.

Continued from 1A
Johnson's 30) percent, Richard
\Villiams' 16 percent and Tracy
Range-Ketchie's 8 percent.
Fahlg-r'n and Johnson square
off in the runoff.
Nassau and Duval county
Republicans favored incumbent
state Rep. Adkins over Cord
Byrd and former state repre-
sentative Bean over current
stale Rep. Mike Weinstein for a
state Senate seat held now by
retiring Sen. Stephen Wise.
Bean, a former Fernandina
Beach mayor who won easily
with almost two-thirds of the
Republican vote, will face

Democrat Nancy Soderberg in
the general election.
Adkins, who got 66 percent
of the GOP vote, will face
Democrat Dave Smith and
write-in candidate Daniel E
"Walshie" Walsh in November.
Fourth District Public
Defender Matt Shirk retained
his office easily by getting 63
percent of the vote.
Fourth District Judge Brian
Davis won 50 percent against
three challengers; he faces a
write-in candidate, Jacksonville
lawyer Gerald Wilkinson, in
November. Suzanne Bass de-
feated John Merrett, 59-41 per-
cent, for another Fourth District
judgeship. Mark Borello easily

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Boatright Edwards

defeated Alvin Barlow, 66-34 per-
cent, for a third judge's seat.
U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, a
Republican, easily won nomi-
nation to seek reelection to his
seat in November. He faces Jim
Klauder of Fernandina Beach.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a
Democrat, won his primary

election and will face Connie
Mack, who easily defeated his
opponents to win the Republi-
can nomination for that seat.
Also on the ballot in
November, candidates Richard
Bruce and Melvin Usery will
vie for a seat on the Ocean,
Highway & Port Authority
board while Dana Bell and
Sarah Bell will face off in the
Soil and Water Conservation
District Group 4.
Nassau County constitu-
tional officers who had no com-
petition in the Republican pri-
mary election Aug. 14 and the
general election Nov. 6 are
Clerk of Court John Crawford,
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From Kiawah Island to Amelia Island

1'or the L\ews cLeader

In April 2011, Joe Bunting.
the chief operating officer of
the Kiawah Island, S.C.. com-
munity, visited Amelia Island to
participate in the Amelia Island
Plantation Community
Association's Management Best
Practices Symlposium.
Per Lyn Rion, current pres-
ident of AICPA, one of the out-
comes of this symposium and
subsequent studies was the real-
ization that "when Omni bought
the resort business at AIP,
the Community Association
became the master association
responsible to all the property
owners on the Plantation. It also
became apparent to the volun-
teer board that to best serve
their constituency and focus on
long-term needs, goals and poli-
cies, we needed someone
skilled in community manage-
ment who could provide strate-
gic guidance as well as oversee
the day-to-day operations."

I l.' bIfIard decided mhat the
bc>[ 1 \i t illtl this void was to
hire an (x:iicutiv, director. "\\'e
began -carch, ;Ind after me(t-
ing five cLqualifi( candidates the
board uInnimioously settled on
Joe titing a t- lc First choice,"
Rion said. AflIter 1:- years at
Kiawall. Il1unltin.t decidlud that
this wa' ,ts ;'i )t opportunity and
accepted th' l)osil ion.
He ca(mi on board in early
.lanuarly. "I immediately saw the
parallel,- with Kiawah. Both
were part of public resorts with
propI'rly owners and( an equity
club," Bunting said.
A landscape architect by
education, Bounting is married
antd haIs four children. T'he old-
est is 18 and the youngest is 11.
His family is still living in South
Carolina until they can sell their
home. He is excited about the
prospect of buying a house on
Amelia island, which he sees
as a great invest meint opportlu-
Asked, "Why then did you
decide to make thle change?"

he answered, "What was dif-
ferent but intriguing was the
chi'nce to start anew, particu-
lairly with the board's willing-
ness to look strategically for-
ward and to make major
What has he learned that
surprised him about our com-
munity? "The biggest revela-
tion wis just how much posi-
live influence the individual
members have. They are unbe-
lievably generous, not just in
regard to money but in regard
to energy and time. The tremen-
dous caring of the community is
evident in so many different
charities, (Micah's Place,
Council on Aging, Boys & Girls
Club, to name a few)."
What are his short- and long-
term objectives? "In regard to
the short term, he noted, "we
nust find a replacement for the
head of security who resigned,
but we are fortunate that the
number 2 has performed
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are conducting a review of prop

Antique cars: modern art

Car shows seem to be
more common now than ever
before. Christopher and I are
in Vermont for a father/son
trip after his two summer ses-
sions this year. I have always
wanted to visit the "Green
Mountain State" and have
enjoyed it as anticipated.
In Stowe, we ran into the
55th Stowe Antique Car
event. What a sensational two-
day happening. After day one,
the cars parade along a main
street and clapping people in
lawn chairs enjoy the diversi-
ty of modern art. We had to
make it to church and found
ourselves behind a powder
blue Fairlane convertible,
feeling awkward, but enjoying
being a wayward participant.
Our two days in the Stowe
area coincided with this car
show and it was a treat.
Are cars art? There is very
little question that they are.
They are collectible, dis-
playable and often rare. You
can go to a museum to appre-
ciate art or patronize a car
Theie is no better example
of cars as art than our local
Concours d'Elegance show
every spring. If you have
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The Westside Democratic
Club will meet at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at the County
Building on Mickler Street in
Callahan. Featured speaker is
District 11 state representa-
tive candidate Dave Smith.
Dinner and a brief business
meeting will follow. The meet-
ing is open to the public. Call
(904) 879-5163 for more infor-

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A voter registration work-
shop is scheduled from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at the
Peck Center, 516 South 10th
St. It is sponsored by Prince
Chapel AME Church.
Democratic Club
The Democratic Club of
Amelia Island will meet at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club,
2800 Bill Melton Road, on
Aug. 28. The doors will open
at 6 p.m. with dinner being
served at 7 p.m. A cash bar
will be available throughout
the evening.
Speaker will be Natishia Y.
Stevens, regional organizer
for the ACLU of Northeast
Florida, on voter rights issues
and candidate scorecards.
Cost is $15. For more
information or to reserve by
phone or email, contact Carla
Voisard at (904) 849-7076 or


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shows. The
S' passion that
,' !these own-
:i ers have at
car shows of
Small levels is
obvious to
behokl, It
appears to
be a fraterni-
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CORNER ern-day
S... sense. Many
owners may
RickKe/fer not have
graced a college classroom,
but have the fraternal pride to
match any Greek on campus.
Auctions are an offspring
of art. Barrett Jackson and
fancy art auctions have a com-
mon ..1hI. o.l. and willing
buyers. Cars and art have

appreciated for decades and
will continue to be. You can't
build a new '57 Chevy or paint
a new canvas when the artist
has passed. There is a finite
quality to both that creates an
allure to many appreciative
I will be short, as the hotel
lobby's guest PC has a 30-
minute window and I am
about there. Modern art to be
is available at your local deal-
ers. Tomorrow's classics are
there for your choosing. Have
a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge
Chrysler eep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive
stories about automobile use
and ownership.

erty management services and
ptiting the final touches oil the
first 5-year strategic plan."
He added, "As a landscape
architect I am thrilled to be
involved in issues like the
canopy, the landscape below,
roads and drainage, retaining
walls and nature trails."
"Key longer term issues, in
addition to governance and
financial sustainability, are the
future of the Property Owners
Clubhouse, Walker's Ianding
and Drummond Park."
Bunting was particularly
complimentary of how well he
has been able to work with
other organizations. "The focus
with Omni and the Amelia
Island Club is how to work
together without overlapping.

In addition, my goal is to devel-
op a strong emergency man-
agement plan to deal with dis-
asters aand here I have been
able to coordinate with the
county and other involved enti-
He concluded, "I feel the
community association is ben-
efiting from my experience, and
is very open to both new and dif-
ferent points of view."
Howard Pines is a resident
of Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion and has a biweekly column,
Coach's Corner. in the News-
Leader His wife, Judith, is vice
president of the Amelia Island
Plantation CommunityAssocia-
tion and headed the search com-
mittee to find the first executive

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Joe Bunting is the first
executive director of the
Amelia Island Plantation
Community Association.

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A pleasant

ust recently I was on vacation at New
Smyrna Beach with my family. As we
walked down the beach one of my grand-
children asked why cars are not allowed
on this section of beach. I told her this
was the Spessard Holland National Seashore
Park the largest such park in our nation. I
also said that I had a part in making it a nation-
al treasure.
Here is an excerpt from "Canaveral National
Seashore" by Dinah Voyles Pulver published in
the Daytona Beach News Journal on Sept. 27,
Federal officials first talked about creating a
system of national seashores in the 1930s, long
before the space program or Walt Disney
World arrived in Central Florida. Twenty years
later, when federal officials finally began com-
piling a list of such beaches, the 24 miles of
sand south of Bethune Beach earned a spot as
one of 16 "outstanding stretches" of undevel-
oped coastline on the nation's East Coast.
Shortly afterward, the federal government
arrived to buy land, not for a national seashore
but for launching rockets and creating a secure
zone around efforts to reach the moon.
Whatever the motive, government owner-
ship prevented the kind of development taking
place on beaches to the north and south.
Finally, in 1975, nearly four decades after those
original discussions, Congress created the
57,500-acre Canaveral National Seashore.
It was a big deal at the time, but today few
people even realize it's there, says Clay
Henderson, who was then a 19-year-old intern
for the late U.S. Rep. Bill Chappell, a Democrat
from Ocala who represented Volusia County
and was one of two congressmen who spon-
sored the bill.
"We market our beach but not the fact that
we have a national park in our backyard," says

t walk on the beach

Henderson, who grew up in New Smyrna
Beach. In the 1960s and early 1970s, a few of
the area's most influential citizens had week-
end homes clustered in a little fish camp on the
Mosquito Lagoon, including T.J. Wetherell,
Pete Heebner and J. Kermit Coble. Once a
steamboat stopover, Eldora had become a quiet
enclave of power.
Other small settlements, such as Shiloh, a
village settled by Civil War veterans, virtually
disappeared. Eldora remained, its property
owners securing life trusts, allowing continued
residence as long as they lived.
One Eldora resident became deeply
involved in the effort to establish Canaveral
National Seashore. The late Doris "Doc"
Leeper was an artist and environmentalist who
later was the driving force behind creation of
the Atlantic Center for the Arts and led the
effort to establish Spruce Creek Preserve. She
lobbied political leaders and worked tirelessly
to organize public support for creation of a new
seashore park.
Leeper was appointed by Gov. Reubin
Askew to serve on the initial citizens advisory
committee that influenced important early
decisions in the establishment of the park. She
often gave potentially influential visitors tours
of the property in her battered old red Jeep.
The seashore "happened because of Doc
Leeper," says former U.S. Rep. Lou Frey, the
bill's other co-sponsor. Though Leeper and
Chappell didn't talk to each other, Frey says
they both talked to him.
Working in concert, Frey, a Winter Park
Republican, and Chappell pushed the bill
through the House and the Senate. Frey says
one of the smartest things they did was refer to
the land as the Spessard Holland Seashore
Park. Holland, who died in 1971, had been
Florida's senior senator, Frey says using his

name made it easy to get the legislation
through the Senate.
Frey still has the pen President Gerald Ford
used to sign the bill.
Leeper and her influential neighbors, as
well as Chamber of Commerce officials and
others, all worked to get the bill approved.
They rallied again in 1989 to save the historic
Eldora State House.
The seashore boundaries also encompass
many important archaeological sites, including
Turtle Mound, an early Native American burial
ground protected even before establishment of
the seashore.
Ultimately, archaeologists tallied more than
150 other such historically important sites in
the park, Henning says, and the number con-
tinues to rise.
From prehistoric paleo-Indians that lived
there nearly 8,000 years ago, to the Spanish
and French and even the Eldora residents,
Henning says, all left traces along the bountiful
Mosquito Lagoon. The list includes ruins from
the Elliott Plantation, the southernmost British
plantation in the country.
But the beauty of the seashore isn't just its
beach or its historic treasures, Henderson
says. It's also the clear backwaters and creeks
on Mosquito Lagoon, with sandy bottoms, sea
grass and acres of mangrove forests."
"It's a cool place." Frey says. He often
enjoys visiting the park.
"It's one of the things we did in Congress
that makes you feel pretty good," he says. "It's
really fun to go over there and walk down that
beach and think about that."
Lou Frey, Jr, was a Member of Congress rep-
resenting Florida from 1969-79); is past presi-
dent, Former Members of Congress; and a part-
ner, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed,
PA., Orlando. lou.frey@lowndes-law.com


Paul Ryan:

The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza right- ment wi
ly called Mitt Romney's bold selec- industry
tion of Representative Paul Ryan (R- ernmen
Wisconsin) as his running mate, "the bailouts
most daring decision of his political "alterna
career." of the st
Until last weekend, most governor
observers expected Romney to pro- the ecor
ceed cautiously by selecting a vice- does it e
presidential nominee who would nei- Repu
their shake up the race nor introduce America
new risk into the campaign. America
Mitt Romney, we hardly knew ye. ernmen
This is the most consequential has alwa
presidential election in a generation. entrepre
It deserves a campaign on big ideas ness. Th
ind ci.'nti a-ting \isions. not petty per- fuod sta
S..nal aiai.k-, smalll ball and obfusca- nmcnt in.
tion. This
To date, the Obama-Biden cam- the "Yot
paign has said embarrassingly little versy, a
about what a second term would from Pr(
entail. Republicans expect that it requires
would include an effort to legalize achiever
millions of undocumented workers, to the p\
fully implement Obamacare, raise This
taxes, expand government and push is a cane
climate change legislation. But lably an
President Obama hasn't had the It cannot
courage to say it. And so if, in a war economy
of attrition, Obama ekes out a narrow With
victory in November, it will be hol- ing 100
low, as no mandate for these legisla- tic prodi
tive goals will be granted. speak th
Likewise, until now Romney's governor
argument that Obama deserves firing Pres
was not enough to provide a legisla- to halve
tive mandate, even if he were to win. the own
But now, with the addition of Ryan in Amer
to the ticket, Romney has a golden lion. An.
opportunity to define his platform by spending
offering a bold, honest, direct set of Hard
solutions to the voters. And he now save An
has exactly the right partner to do it. Raisi
Romney and Ryan should frame strategic
the 2012 election in terms of growth Obama
vs. dependence, persona
The last three and a half years employ
have witnessed greater American America
dependence on government than at you taxes
any time since the Great Depression: you wot
expanded welfare access, record budget'
delivery of food stamps, seemingly ation an
unending federal unemployment The
insurance, and a massive new entitle- America


Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach,
261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cel),
email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com
Steve Kelley, District 2-Amelia Island,
Nassauville, O'Neil, 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell),
email: skelley @ nassaucountyfl.com
Stacy Johnson, District 3-Yulee, 583-2746 (cell),
email: sjohnson@nassaucountyfl.com
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville,
Boulogne. 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell), email:
Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan,
879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell),
email: wboatright@nassaucountyfl.com

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

Send letters by e-mail to: mparnell@fbnews
leader.com or mail letters to: Letters to the Editor.
P.O. Box 766. Femandina Beach, FL 32035
On line at fbnewsleader.com

VP candidate with a mandate

th Obamacare. And private
y now massively relies on gov-
t: bank bailouts, auto
, wasted investments in
tive energy," nationalization
udent loan industry and the
nent takeover of one-sixth of
nomy with healthcare. Where
Iblicans should stress that
Swas not made great because
ins were dependent on gov-
t. The greatness of America
ays been human initiative,
eneurial spirit and inventive-
le American Dream is not
rmp-. \weUare and unerinpliy-
uil an;c-
theme ties in directly with
u Didn't Build That" contro-
stunning moment of honesty
resident Obama in which he
s that every private-sector
ment is directly attributable
public sector.
dependence on government.
:er, which grows uncontrol-
d decreases human initiative.
t, by its very nature, lead to
ic growth.
: our national debt now reach-
percent of our gross domes-
uct, Republicans are right to
he truth: We cannot afford the
nent we have.
ident Obama, who promised
the deficit in his first term, is
er of the four largest deficits
*ican history, each over $1 tril-
d 40 percent of our federal
g is borrowed.
I choices must be made to
ng taxes on the wealthy, a
c canard created by the
campaign to attack Romney's
. wealth and shamelessly
class warfare to divide
ans is not a serious solution. If
ed millionaires at 100 percent
ld do little to balance the
and much to destroy job cre-
d investment.
only solution that will save
a requires four parts: reduc-


ing spending to our historical aver-
age (to around 18 percent of GDP
from 25 percent today), reforming
entitlements for future generations
(Medicare runs out of money by
2024, Social Security will go bankrupt
by2033 and we now have over $36
trillion in unfunded liabilities),
reforming our individual and corpo-
rate tax code (broadening the base,
lowering all rates, ending nearly all

Choosing Pa
Ask the Chicago Gang and its publicists in
the mainstream media. They're terrified.
They know that when Mitt Romney chose
Ryan for his vice president, it re-defined the
Romney campaign overnight.
It proved Mitt was not as boring, cautious
and moderate as conservative Republicans'
feared and the Obama Left hoped.
In one bold, smart move, Romney's VP
choice makes it clear that this election is about
one thing the economy.
And there is no better person on the planet
to discuss that issue than Ryan, the young,
articulate, spirited, openly Reaganesque con-
servative who heads up the House Budget
Committee and is the leading Republican
deficit hawk in Congress.
With Ryan as his VP choice, Romney also
took a huge step in redefining what the
Republican Party is and reminding everyone
what it's supposed to stand for. .
For decades Reagan conservative l-ive
been wondering what has happened to the
GOP my father loved. He worked hard to
shape it into a party that clearly and
proudly stood for smaller government,
more freedom, free enterprise and a strong
But for two decades Republican politicians
have been trying to out-Democrat the
Democrats. The GOP my father left behind
lost its way, lost its nerve and chose to betray

market-distorting tax breaks), and
enabling rapid economic growth (at
least 3 percent annually).
Without growth, the other three
requirements are not enough.
Only by honestly describing the
current danger and offering a bold
case to the voters, which both
Romney and Ryan are well equipped
to do, can a Romney administration
win the political mandate that this

solution will require.
For this reason, Ryan is the right
choice for vice-president. Now it's
time for Romney and Ryan to win the
Matt Mackowiak is a Washington-
and Austin-based Republican consult-
ant and president ofPotomac Strategy
Group, LLC. This column is distrib-
uted exclusively by Cagle Cartoons
newspaper syndicate.

ul Ryan is a game-changer
many of its core principles to nation's voters didn't. Jimmy Carter was elect-
win elections, ed in 1976 and the country got four years of
By choosing Ryan, economic malaise and folly in the Middle East
Romney has ended the era of that did not end until my father was elected in'
Republicrat fuzziness 1980 as an unabashed conservative.
overnight. It makes me think America today is truly at a crossroads. This
Mitt and his advisers have election is going to decide the direction we
decided that the way to take for,the next 50 years. For the first time in
defeat Obama was,to heed a while, the American people will have a clear
the advice my father gave to choice.
MAK ~G the GOP in 1975 at the Do you want the USA to go down the
SENSE Conservative Political Action Obama Expressway to Greece or, God forbid,
Conference. California? Or do you want to go down the
Republicans, disheartened Romney-Ryan-Reagan Freeway to freedom,
Michael by the post-Watergate thrash- growth and prosperity for all people?
Reagan ing they got at the polls in It's up to the American people to decide
1974, were being urged by where they want to go. It's up to Romney and
moderates to water down (i.e., liberal-up) their Ryan R & R, two letters that look pretty good
party's principles to broaden its appeal to vot- together, I'd say to sell their message of con-
ers. servatism.
My father told them not to further "blur" Americans can't afford to wait for someone
the distinctions between the two parties but to to come along four years from now and fix the
"revitalize" the GOP by reasserting its conser- damage Obama has already done.
vative principles and raising them "to full Michael Reagan is the son of President
view." Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the
He challenged Republicans to raise "a ban- author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St.
ner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which Martin's Press). He is the founder and chair-
make it unmistakably clear" that their party man of The Reagan Group and president of The
believed in "a free market as the greatest Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at
provider for the people," not socialism. www.michaelereagan.com and www.reagan.
The 'conservative conventioneers took my com. This column is distributed exclusively by
father's wise message to heart, but the Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate.

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lII)DAY. AUGUsi 17.2012/1 i ;-LiADI:ER



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with God. We a
and we are His
refuse to help (
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Many people love to
TIhere are the servants
whom IIe claims as Hii
who is to labor with Hil
When we pray for our f
the voice of the Lord, (
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use it to break strong
When we, as farmer
crop, we know that at b
stand the essentials an
required under favorab
reap a profitable harvest
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building. Never duce enough to
one another; we i again. We know
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talk about God. ground, the wat
of the Lord -. the sun, which I
s own. He decides I- er grow an abui
m and when. g ri crop. Neverthe]
friends, obeying one talks about
;od will turn our NOWAND they praise the
aspired interces- THEN Sometimes p
rs. Often God will ... thank us for a b
olds off the inter- through they ha
Maybelle received becau;
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dI )rinciples for them.

le conditions loi
st. A good farmer
harvest for our-
ugh for others
some for profit.

It can be easy to take the credit, but
our hearts should smote us the moment
they spoke it and say, "I did not do that.
I simply obeyed the prompting of the
Holy Spirit. I cannot take credit for what

ie another

God has done. He allowed me to work
together with Him. His desire had
become my desire; my desire was
Already His desire. In His timing, IHe
included me in it with HIn, and the job
was done."
Never refuse to pray for another if
they are not in disobedience. I could be
the seed God will use for your break-
through. They key is to give God all the
praise by declaring that He has done
these things. To Him be glory.
Congratulations to our winners in the
recent elections. God has spoken. Work
together to get the jobs done.
Birthday wishes to Julia Walker,
Dollie Watkins, Jerome Way, Teresa
King, Ashanti McNeil, Kenneth
Steeples, Cynthia Hunt, Rodney Bacon,
Tradonia Coleman, Matthew Moblcy,
Ervin Jones, Lydia Parrish, Donnie
Davis, Elbert Morris, Wayne Richo, and
Javon Pollard.

Jazz Fest announces lineup, ticket sales

Tickets are now available
online for the 2012 Les
DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz
The festival, which will
run Oct. 7-14, will present a
full week of musical events
including performances by
headliners David Benoit and
Spyro Gyra, superb jazz vio-
linist Doug Cameron, Smooth
Jazz pianist Mike Levine with
the Miami Vibe, and The
Dynamic.Les DeMerle Band
featuring Bonnie Eisele, plus
SLatin Jazz Night, Blues Night
with a Wine Tasting, the
Dixieland Jazz Brunch, Jam
Sessions, an All Star Smooth
Jazz Brunch, Jazz In The
. Schools, clinics and more to
be announced.
All shows will be held at
the Omni Resorts Amelia
Island Plantation unless oth-
erwise noted:
Sunday, Oct. 7:
Dixieland Jazz Brunch, fea-
turing the Spare Rib Six, with
J.B. Scott, Dave Steinmeyer.
Les DeMerle, Bonnie Eisele
and special guests. Seatings
at noon and 2 p.m.
Sunday afternoon, Oct.
7: Free concert with TGIF,
ii Iq:..,"\ Di.v riand :1Rnd in
-\n,-li., I .irk-rom 4-6 pam.
Monday, Oct. 8:
Sponsors' Party, Les DeMerle
Jazz All-Stars with Bonnie
Eisele and special guest Dr.
Bill Prince. 7-10 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 9: Jazz At
The Movies featuring,
"Satchmo," a classic docu-
mentary on the first great
jazz improviser, Louis

Headliners Spyro Gyra will play the Amelia Jazz
Festival on Oct. 13 at the Omni Resorts Anielia Island

Armstrong. 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 10: Red
White & Blues, Concert and
Wine Tasting with the Eric
Culberson Blues Band, at
Sandy Bottoms. 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 11: Latin
Jazz Concert and Dance with
trumpet master Bobby
Pickwood and Samba Soul. 7-
10 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 12: David
Benoit in Concert, and Gypsy
Rendezvous with The
Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
featuring Bonnie Eisele and
Doug Cameron. 7-10 p.m.;.
Plus Jazz At 6 featuring saxo-
phonist Boyce Griffith and
The Next Generation Jazz
Band, 6-7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12: Super

Late Night Jam Session fea-
turing the Jazztet with Doug
Cameron, Dennis Marks,
Doug Matthews, Les
DeMerle, and Nathan
Skinner. 10 p.m. til...
Saturday, Oct. 13: Spyro -
Gyra in Concert, plus Hittin'
The Blue Notes with the AIJF
All-Star Smokin' Horns led by
SLes DeMerle and pianist
Mike Levine and special
guests. 7-10 p.m. Jazz At 6
with AIJF Scholarship win-
ners Nathan Skinner, John
Sheard, and Boyce Griffith, 6-
7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13: Late
Night Super Jam Session,
Battle Of The Saxes, with
tenor saxophonists Don Zentz
and Kevin Jones. 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14, Smooth
Jazz Brunch featuring Aaron
Lebos, Kevin Jones, Mike
Levine, Dennis Marks, and
Les DeMerle. Seatings at
noon and 2 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased
online at www.ameliaisland-
jazzfestival.com or at The
UPS Store Island Walk
Shopping Center, 277-0820,
and the Chamber of
Commerce-.CG ii. .i i
nAmelia, 2',l- ; IJ.' 1
SA not for profit 501(c)(3)
corporation, the Les DeMerle
Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Distributes proceeds toward a
scholarship program to fund -
college educations for aspir-
ingjazz musicians. Contact
the Festival Hotline at 504-
4772 or email info@ameliais


The Pink Ribbon
Ladies, a support group
for breast cancer and
other female cancers,
celebrated summer with
their annual pool party
on Monday. Seated are
Gloria French-Brown
and Joanie Fleming. In
the pool are Anne
Showalter, Isobel Lyle,
Jamie Stevenson, Valerie
Williams, Joyce Karsko,
Linda Collins and Janet
The Pink.Ribbon
Ladies meet at 6 p.m. on
the second Monday of
each month in the con-
ference room of Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.


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Kaia Danielle Alderson
and DI)iallo Sekou Tyson were
married Aug. 4, 2012, at Saint
Phillip AME Church in
Savannah, Ga. A reception fol-
lowed al lihe Savannah
QuarterCs Countlry Club.
The bride is the daughter
io Williamn Alderson of
Weston, Conn., and Stephanie
O'Neill of Bisbee, Ariz..
The groom is the son of
Alice R. Brown-Tyson of
Woodbine and the late John
E. Tyson.


I Army Pvt. Forr(st J. aM Army Pvt. Joshua D.
Castor has graduated from Pace has graduated from O()
the Basic i FilMl Art illlry Can- Station Unit Training at Fort
non Cr(ewlmemnber Advanced Leonard Wood, Waynesville,
Individual 'Training course at Mo., which included basic
Fort Sill, l.awtn, (Okla. military training and ad-
The course, is designed to vanced individual training.
train servicellnwmb'rs to During basic military
maintain, prepare an d load training, the trainee received
ammunition for firing; operate instruction in drill and cere-
and perform operator mainte- money, weapons qualification,
nance on prime movers, self- map reading, tactics, military
propelled Howitzers and courtesy, military justice,
ammunition vehicles; store, physical fitness, first aid and
maintain and distribute Army doctrine, history, prin-
ammunition to using units as ciples and traditions.
a member of battery or battal- During AIT, the soldier
ion ammunition section; per- completed the military police
form crew maintenance and specialist course to acquire
participate in organizational skills to provide combat area
maintenance of weapons and supp-rt, conduct battlefield
related equipment; and estab- circulation control, area secu-
lish and maintain radio and rity, prisoner of war opera-
wire communications. tions, civilian internee opera-
Castor is the son of Dru tions and law and order
Castor of Myrtle Beach, S.C., operations. The trainee per-
and Tom Castor of New formed as a team member in
Hope, Pa. lie is a 2010 gradu- support of battlefield opera-
ate of Fernandina Beach High tions, installation law and
School. order operations and security
of Army resources and instal-
9 Airman Iirst Class lations. Additional training
Aaron Wolff, 1I. .1 i sla- included providing peacetime
tioned in Kandahar, Afghani- support to the military com-
stan and son of Ken and Janet munity through security of
Wolff of -. i iinirn i Beach, resources, crime prevention
has been awarded the Non- programs and preservation of
Article 5 NATO medal for law and order.
service with NATO in relation Pace is the son of Sammy
to the International Security Dean and Regina Pace, both
Assistance operation during of Ocean Springs, Miss. He is
the period March-September a 2005 graduate of West Nas-
2012. sau High School, Callahan.


M Fernandina Beach resi- Fernandina Beach has been
dent Taran Ii ,ni..f,-' ,i. c named to the dean's list at
Wege has enrolled at James Piedmont College in Demo-
Madi-son University in H[arri- rest, Ga., for achievements
sonburg, Va., for the fall 2012 during the recent summer
semester, semester.
Blanton-VanderWege plans Dean's list students
on majoring in chemistry at earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade
James Madison. point average for the semes-
S James Harmon of ter.


Book sigags
National author Gcrric
Ferris Fingi- will sign The
Last Temptation, the s(-cond
book in her mystery series,
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Aug.
18 at Books Plus, on Cenltre
Street, downtown Fernandina
Beach. Her first novel, The
End Gaine, won the Mystery
Malice Award.
On Aug. 26 from 1-1 p.m.
Sherri Byrd will sign her
novel, Among the Broken, a
romantic mystery set in
Fernandina Beach. Aaron
Michaels has fallen into a pre-
dictable, uneventful life as a
pharmaceutic al sales rep, but
his ordinary existence is >hal-
tered when he turns on the
evening news and discovers
that the only woman he has
ever truly loved' has gone
For inlorn1ationl call thil
store at 261-0303.
Florida Writers
The Florida'A. ,li rs will
meet for a critique session at.
* 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at B[ooks Plhi,
on Centre Street, downtown
Fernandina Beach. Members
and the public are invited to
attend. Call :I 21-6180 for infor-
Ife stories
The Aniia Islan:
Ge meeit at 7 p.m. lAu.. 21l at the
Fernandina P1 ach PIicei
iD)partm-lllt ( DO inailnlit''
Room, 15"'5 Im.i(e St
Patricia CT~aiirpi n I'r v iil
p e'sent w\\'riliing <,u l.i "
focusing on different mi hod
of preslrvin;, family hi- lnry
and how htl la[)i1 ir 1,i nl(f
anc -,tral li oril tX li 'n -
name., places and (]atel Iand
turn them i n t inno l; ti ng aind
enjoyable st(,r,1 williu h t lic-
lionalizing 'ma.'l rial. Slih, will
discuss ways to look at histor-
ical data with a;n y'- f,,r story
and how to apply the l].-
m ",nts of creative. writin I hto

factual records.
Charpentier is the author
of the award-winning book,
Eating an Elephant: Write
Your Life One Bite at a Time,
and teaches, writes, edits and
ghostwrites personal and fam-
ily history and offers courses.
She is artist in residence at
the M.D. Anderson Cancer
Center in Orlando. Public wel-
The Nassau County
Library Advisory Board will
meet on Aug. 21 from 3-5 p.m.
at the Yulee branch library,
FSCJ/Nassau Center, 76346
William Burgess Blvd. The
public is invited to attend.
Those requiring accommoda-
tions to participate should
contact the library at 277-
7365, or the Florida Relay
Service at 1-800-955-8711 at
least five lays in advance.
Dinner& movie
Enjoy dinner and a movie,
"The Secret Life of Bees," on
Aug. 24 at Caf6 Karibo, 27 N.
Third St., as part of the Adult
Summnler Reading Program
sponsored by the Friendsof
the Fernandina Beach
A Southern-style dinner
will be served at 6 p.m. and
ihe movie, 'The Secret Life of
Bees," starts at 7 p.m. Tickets
are $25 and available at the
library, 25 N. Fourth St.
There will be drawings for
reading program grand priz-e
and door prizes.
The Friends of the Library
Book Club meets at 7 p.m. on
Ihe second Thursday of every
month in lhe parlor room of
St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
80 1 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach, with moderators
Marilyn and Norman Wesley.
New members are always wel-
come. Sept. 1:3 will feature a
discussion of the biography
SterveJobs, by Walter Isaacson.



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Farmers market
The award-winning
Fernandina Farmers Market
is open every Saturday from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh and
Centre streets with farm fresh
produce and a variety of
organic products and specialty
foods. Discover gourmet
baked goods from crusty
breads to delectable desserts
and prepared foods such as
jellies, relishes and mari-
nades. The market also offers
a wide variety of specialty
tropical and landscaping
plants, including orchids,
herbs and flowers. No pets,
Call 491-4872 or visit
ket.com. For information on
the newest event, the Amelia
Island Wine Festival Oct.13 at
the downtown waterfront, visit
Shore cleanup
Sustainable Fernandina, in
partnership with Fort Clinch
Slate Park and Keep Nassau
Beautiful, will hold an Adopt-a-
Shore cleanup on Aug. 18
along the waterfront from the
former pogy plant to Fort
The group will meet at 2
p.m. on Aug. 18 at the Dee
Dee Bartell Nature
Center/North End Boat Ramp
off North 14th Street. Trash
bags will be provided.
Participants will return to the
boat ramp after the cleanup.
The public is invited to attend.
For information, call the
city Community Development
Department at 277-7325 or
contact Len Kreger at
Salt marsh hike
Join a park ranger and dis-
cover the importance of estu-
arine systems that surround
the inshore sides of barrier
islands like those of the
Talbot Islands State Parks'
complex on Aug. 18 at2 p.m.
at the Ribault Club on Fort
George Island Cultural State
This guided hike along the
salt marsh will help point out
why these areas are oneof the
most.productive (.c o systemlr-
on Earth; the many roles the
salt marsh plays, the plant and
animal life found in this natu-
ral community and the
impacts humans have on this
No reservations are neces-
sary and the program is free.
For information contact the
Talbot Islands Ranger Station
at (904) 251-2320.

Band yard sale
The Fernandina Beach
High School Mighty
Marching Pirates Band Yard
Sale Fundraiser will be held
on Aug. 18 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
in the school cafeteria.
Plant clinic
Master Gardeners will con-
duct a Plant Clinic on Aug. 20
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
Yulee Extension Office, A1A
and Pages Dairy Road. All
county residents are invited to
bring plant samples showing
problems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
and solutions offered. There
is no fee for this service. For
information call (904) 879-

White Oak
The Wildlife Conservation
Center at White Oak will hold
"Breakfast with the Beasts"
Sept. 1 from 9-11 a.m. featur-
ing a gourmet breakfast buffet
at the Riverside Pavilion, a
cheetah run demonstration
'and an abbreviated tour to
view the other animals that
call White Oak home. The
600-acre center is a wildlife
breeding, research and train-
ing facility located along the
St. Marys River in Yulee. Call
225-3285. Visit www.wocen-
Dine for the birds
HAWKE, the Humane ,
Association of Wildlife Care
arid Education, Inc. will hold
the 15th annual Dinner for the
Birds to support its mission of
wildlife rescue, rehabilitation
and education on Sept. 28 at 7
p.m. in the private upstairs
dining room of the Raintree
Restaurant, 102 San Marco
Ave., St. Augustine. In addi-
tion to the dinner, a "birds of
prey" demonstration will be
Fundraisers and member-
ships support HAWKE's res-
cue and rehabilitation of hun-
dreds of injured wild birds,
mammals and reptiles each
year with the goal of releasing
healthy wildlife back to their
natural habitat.
The dinner is limited to 55.
Call (904) 692-1777 to make
reservations. Donation is $70
for members/$75 all others
and includes gratuity. Advance
payment required. Or email
and send checks to HAWKE,
Inc., PO. BOX 188, Elkton, FL
32033. Reserve and pay online
at www.hawkewildlife.org.


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Some potatoes prone to cracking

.My potatoes have too much moisture. The
.cracks in them. What orchid is currently being
causes this and how can I held in a plastic pot with
correct it? WT large slits; which is perfect.
A .The goo.news is the However, this pot was placed
A-. cracks are not caused into a larger solid, glazed pot.
by an insect or disease but by This meant the roots have
physical conditions in the soil not been exposed to enough
and climate. air circulation, which has
The gi'owth of the potato caused the moisture build-
has alternating times of good up.

nutrition and water followed
by drought and temperature
.changes or
such envi-
.Some potato

oe ceptible than
others. For
GARDEN Atlantic,
TALK used for
making pota-
to chips, and
BeckyJordi Red Lasoda,
for cooking,
often produce cracked
tubers. La Chipper and
Harley Blackwell are notes
susceptible but they have
been known to produce
cracks during hot, wet years.
So what can you do?
There are a few things to
reduce the potential of
cracked potatoes. The most
important thing is to keep
soil moisture consistent. Not
too wet, but not too dry.
Having said that not too
much can be done about
excessive rain like Ttopical
Storm Debby delivered, but
be sure irrigation is not the
culprit. However, when the
tubers are growing quickly
(usually later in the season),
they will need mdre water to
stay healthy.
Space plants in even rows
and equal distances from
each other. Overcrowding
potatoes is not a good prac-
tice for strong plants and

Potatoes can
crack for a variety of
reasons, above, but
not due to disease
or insects.
Right, the
Schefflera plant is
best kept away from
pets as it can be
toxic to animals.

tuber growth. Be sure fertil-
izers are applied evenly as
well. View the publication
from the University of
Florida on this cracking
problem at http://edis.ifas.
SMy cat loves to chew
.on plants and a friend
gave me a really pretty varie-
gated Schefflera'plant. My
cat chews on any foliage
plant even plastic ones. Is
Schefflera poisonous to my
cat? RH
A : I am using the Cornell
1University site as my
resource for answering your
question they have a long
list of poisonous plants re
should keep away from our
.Cornell lists the
Schefflera plant as one house
plant to avoid placing around
your cat. I would go one step


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further and talk to your vet-
erinarian about this habit -
perhaps the cat is missing
something in her diet. But
who can really understand
what is going on in the mind
of a cat? Either way, Fluffy's
vet is the best source of
advice on how to curb her
desire for green things or at
least steer her to the correct
green things she needs.
The Cornell publication is
a list of plants toxic to cats
and can be found at
Q How do I repot my
.orchid? It was a gift
from my son and I want to
keep it alive. DR '
A The first thing I notice
.about your plant is it
has algae growing on the
roots and this often indicates

So, the first step is to use
the outer glazed pot for
something else not orchids.
The best time to repot is
always confusing for most
people but to keep it simple -
just don't repot when the
orchid is flowering. Be sure
your hands and tools are
clean and sanitized and the
working area is void of any
potential disease or debris.
Use a sterile orchid medi-
um, which can be purchased
at most any garden center. I
know it sounds too simple
but you can even use plain
tree bark medium avoid
garden soils made for veg-
etable gardening. Remove
any dead or mushy root
material, throw away old
medium and thoroughly
rinse it off roots. Place
orchids back into a larger pot
with slits, which allow for air
around the roots, add bark
material, moisten the whole
pot, drain excess water and
you are set to go. You may
need to use clips to hold the
orchid in place. These also
can be purchased at local
garden centers.
RebeccaJordi, UF/IFAS
County Extension Director for
Nassau County and Nassau
County Horticulture Agent
III, is a University ofFlorida
faculty member Mail ques-
tions to Garden Talk, c/o
Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1,
Callahan, FL 32011. Visit



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Photographs of veterans ..
are solicited for display on .A. ., "..
a Pictorial Wall of Honor.
Brothers Bobby and
Carrol Franklin served in
Vietnam. Bobby, right,
served in the Marine
Corps 1st Amtrac
Battalion in I Corps in
1966-67. Carrol, left,
served in the 9th Infantry
Division in 4 Corps in
1969-70. They are plan-
ning a Pictorial Wall of I
Honor "for our neighbors, .
families and grandchildren ..
to remember you as you .
were then. We are asking .
for a photo of you when -
you were in service, a field ,..,. ,, .
picture or whatever you .
may have." This includes ."i :
all veterans, especially
Vietnam veterans and vet-
erans of the Cold War,
Korea, Desert Storm, Gulf
War and Afghanistan. -" P"
Photos will be displayed at .... .L. .
the Hilliard House restau- J ,
rant and at Timber Fest in.
Hilliard for Veterans Day. ,-.
They are meeting Tuesday --/00
Place in Hilliard. For
information call Bobby
Franklin at (904) 813-
3510, or Carrol Franklin "
at (904) 945-1707. 3 PHOTOS: .



in youth

Sz tobacco

.. usage
The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC)
has released a new report that
shows "an alarming increase" in
"' the use of non-cigarette smoked
tobacco products.
Smokers are seeking lower-
Scost alternatives to cigarettes
and are smoking small cigars
and loose tobacco, which are
Staxed at much lower rates than
cigarettes, according to the
St report. The lower costs of these
... ..., pi6dutsmak~tfie in_-pt-i-iall
appealing to yoiuth and young
adults, according to Florida
"Surgeon General Dr. John
S. "Preventing tobacco use and
encouraging cessation among
young people is critical in com-
bating the tobacco epidemic
I because nearly nine out bf 10
smokers start by age 18,"
Armstrong said. "Furthermore,
.'i" teenn bodies are more sensitive
to nicotine, and teens are more
easily addicted than adults."
,. Though cigarette smoking
has declined among Florida's
youth, more Florida high
.. school students smoke cigars
than cigarettes 13.4 percent
compared to 11.9 percent
respectively. Smokeless tobac-
. co use among Florida high
school students has also
.i ,increased significantly, partic-
S, ularly among high school boys.
"In recent years; the emer-
gence of fruit- and candy-fla-
U.i vored tobacco products has
S contributed to this troubling
data," according to Armstrong.
."Flavored tobacco products are
widely considered to be starter
.. products, establishing a pattern
of tobacco use that can lead to
addiction. Studies have shown
that youth erroneously believe
flavored tobacco products to be
less harmful than their non-fla-
vored counterparts."
I Supporting programs and
initiatives that discourage all

... .... ..Floridians from the devastating
toll of tobacco use.
Whether a parent uses
tobacco is a prominent influ-
r ence on a youth's decision to
use tobacco. One important
and~1tS~ Enterlinmen I# way Floridians can help prevent
ILIi INews tobacco use is by quitting tobac-
AT THE BEACH co. Tobacco users are encour-
tyr aged to utilize the Florida

Department of Health's free
j g I Iresources and materiaLs to quit.
AM E LIA lC \.. For more information, visit
www.tobaccofreeflorida.com or
R o c kTi n call the Florida Quitline at 1-
SRockTennTobacco Free Florida is a
I P He Saoon sFer a Mu ch Stone statewide cessation and pre-,
SA.MEI.,IA HOTE, vention campaign funded by
S4LEADER g-" Florida's tobacco settlement
AT THE BEACH .. fund. The program is managed

SDsipn ir I, ''I ,,Health; specifically the Bureau
of Tobacco Free Florida.

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Nassau Courty f-mllles who need iood,
rIelter and ba,*i c necessities.
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FRIDAY. ArUGUST 17. 2012 NEWS Nc\s-Lcadcr


Surfers at the "paddle-out" that honored Ben Byrns, above, and his parents Ken and Laurie Byrns, with Lulu, below at the Fernandiria Beach Airport, where the Ben Byrns 5K
Runway Rally will be held Sept. 15.

BYRNS Continued fom 1A
tried to get me into surfing a
little bit." Chris encouraged
Ben's interest in running, and
he was training for the Gate
River Run. Two days before
his death, Ben had finished
his first bridge training run,
his dad says.
Ben's big sister Lauren, 25,
remembers when they both
got jobs at Grand Teton
National Park in the summer
of 2010. "I was assistant man-
ager of the grocery store out
there, and he worked in the
deli with me, so I was his'
boss. It didn't go over very
well," she says. "But the ride
home was a lot of fun."
Ben volunteered at the
Nassau Humane Society, as
his parents do. "He loved ani-
mals so much, he'd drive
them crazy," his mom remem-
bers. "Lulu, our little
Yorkie/Maltese mix he'd
hug her so much we were
afraid he'd break her legs
when she was little." After
moving to Jacksonville Beach,
he could be found on the
beach every afternoon at 5,
playing with Lola, a room-
mate's golden retriever mix.
"He really, really loved Lola."
He was especially close to
his grandparents, Tom and
Marlene Spayde of
Fernandina Beach, and their
influence .., umi.,ortant in r,
life.T i, \ ,, ..i i .:i ; ,t.rn .
together, and he was a fre-
quent visitor and helped with
chores around their house.
He golfed with his granddad
more than anyone else.
And his dad, a 26-year pilot
for American Airlines, remem-
bers taking his son for air-
plane rides. "He was so little
he had to sit on top of life jack-
ets so he could see out. He
grew up to be 6-foot-2."
* *
Ben's family doesn't know
the circumstances surround-
ing his death, his father says.
"Nobody knows, really, except
The cause of death was list
ed as an overdose of a pain-
relieving drug. "He made a
big mistake," his mom says.
"He never would have though
that this would take his life. I'
think most kids would say the
same thing who might have
tried things like this.
"Kids trust their peers. I
would like the message to get
out to kids, that they're not
invincible to what happens in
this world. In our society,
drugs are so prevalent."
His friend Chris agrees.
"There are all sorts of differ-
ent ways to have fun, but in
the end you have to make
wise decisions," he says. "I
see college kids doing all
sorts of different things, and
they don't think about the con-
sequences of their actions. If
(Ben's story) could prevent
something like this from hap-
pening to someone else, that
would be great."

It fell to Chris to give a
eulogy at the funeral of his
lifelong friend. The sanctuary
of the historic First Presby-
terian Church was filled to
capacity. He quoted from
Restless Wind, a song he, Ben
and Lauren all knew, by the
jam band String Cheese
Incident. It speaks to the spirit
of the soul never dying. "To
honor his memory we can
always laugh, always smile,
try to be kind," Chris said.
"Live our lives to the fullest,
and cherish what we have for
the time that we're given."
"It was very uplifting. He

'There's a lot of bad
stuff out there. We
want kids to know
that they need to
make good choices.'

really lifted everybody's spir-
its, which is what he thought
Ben would have wanted him
to do," says a family friend.
'The church was filled, and
every parent there must
have been thinking, 'It just as
easily could have been my
Late that afternoon, before
dusk in the February chill,
Ben's friends and family gath-
ered at North Beach to watch
several of his fellow surfers
salute him with a "paddle-out"
The surfers swim out, each
clutching a flower in his or
her mouth. They form a cir-
cle, say a prayer or speak
about their missing comrade.
Then they begin splashing the
water, leave the flowers in the
circle and catch one last wave
in his memory, Ben's parents
"As we were watching, one
lone seagull came out of the
circle and flew away," his
mother said. "To this day,
S very time I see a lone seag-
ull, I think it's Ben."
Photos of the ceremony
captured the surfers, the
waves, a passageway to the
ocean lined with flowers. For
a dog lover, one picture has a
special poignancy: Lola,
watching from bedside an
empty surfboard, perhaps.
waiting for her 5 o'clock play-
time, perhaps wondei-ing
where her friend has gone.
Ben's mom finds comfort
in the writings of Harriet
Sarnoff Schiff in The Bereaved
Parent, which offers hope and
the promise of better days
ahead for anguished parents
Swho have lost a child.
Sentiment on a card from a
friend provides solace, too:
"We want to keep our loved
t ones with us forever, and it
hurts so much when forever
comes too soon," but the loss
is so great that acceptance is
ultimately required.
And a passage from the
book Death Be Not Proud res--
"All the wonderful things
in life are so simple-that one is
not aware of their wonder
until they are beyond touch."

The Ben Byrns 5K Runway
Rally will be at 8 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15 at the
Fernandina Beach airport, on
Airport Road just off the
SAmelia Island Parkway.
Registration forms are avail-
able at Current Running, 815
S. Eighth St., the Pipeline Surf
Shop, 2022 First Ave. at Sadler
Road and at AmeliaIsland
Runners.com. Registration is
$20 through Sept. 1,-and $25
The fun run and walk will
not be competitive, but a race
clock will be at the finish line,
and the first male and female
finishers will receive a certifi-
cate for a sightseeing flight
around Amelia Island.
SParticipants will also receive
T-shirts. The run/walk will
start and finish at the airport
gates near the Airport
Administration Office east of
the main terminal.
In conjunction with the
Runway Rally, young people
age 8-17 can sign up to take a


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free flight over Amelia Island.
The Experimental Aircraft
Association's Chapter 943 will
be taking applications for the
flights under its "Young
Eagles" program, offered by
EAA volunteer pilots. Ben had
taken a Young Eagles flight
when he was about 10 years
old. "We ended up joining the
.Atlantic Flying.Club, flying
many hours in their Cessna
172," his dad said. "He loved
to go flying."
All proceeds will benefit
the Nassau Humane Society
and Boys and Girls Clubs of
Nassau County Foundation.
The Byrnses hope the run will
become an annual event.
Sponsorships are being
offered as well. For more
information on sponsorships
or the run/walk, please call
261-8985 or send an email to
bbrunwayrally@ gmail.com.

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All donors will be entered into a raffle
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S.. Amelia Island Blues Festival: Amelia

Island Museum of History: Amelia River

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FR DAY. AUGUST 17.2012


'Sets in the

City' helps


Young professionals will have a chance to
play tennis and raise money for the MaliVai
Washington Kids Foundation in Jacksonville
when USTA Florida and MaliVai Washington
Kids Foundation partner to host the second
annual "Sets in the City" Nov. 10.
The presenting sponsors for the event are
Pat and Wayne Hogan, longtime supporters of
the MWKE
The event is open to all levels of play, from
complete beginners to advanced players.
Prior to the tennis on Nov. 9, a players'
social will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Suite
.at the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville.
Players will receive two free drink tickets and
enjoy complimentary appetizers.
"We are targeting young professionals age
21-40 of any tennis level who enjoy fun social
gatherings that raise money for a good cause,"
said USTA Florida tennis program coordinator
for the Jacksonville area Amanda Becker. "We
are very excited to partner, a second time with
the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation for
this cause-worthy event.
"Not only is it raising money for a.great
organization, but it is also helping bring tennis
back into the lives of young professionals that
have not played since their high school or jun-
ior days."
The tennis event, which features a tennis
clinic hosted by Washington and round-robin
play, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at
the MalWai Washington Youth Center on Nov.
10. Lunch will be provided for all participants
by TacoLu Baja Mexicana.
"If you don't play tennis but still want to be
part of the fun, 'Sets in the City' offers a social-
only ticket, which includes entry to the social
at Suite on Friday night, TacoLu lunch on
Saturday and the opportunity to cheer on your
friends while they play in the round-robin
event," Becker said.
Registrations accepted for the event will be
limited and participants can register today at
www.malwashington.com/sets-in-the-city. The
fee for early registration (before Oct. 30) is
$40 and $45 after Oct. 30. The social-only reg-
istration is $25 (no tennis, but entry to player
social at Suite and TacoLu lunch on Saturday).
All proceeds from the event will benefit the
MWKF, whose mission is to develop champi-
ons in classrooms, on tennis courts and
throughout communities via afterschool pro-
grams and camps for at-risk youth.
The MaliVai Washington Youth Center is
located at Emmett Reed Park on the corner of
Sixth and Payne at 1096 West Sixth St. in
For information contact Amanda Becker at
becker@ florida.usta.com or Katelyn Walters

Wounded Warrior

Project 8K Sept. 8 at

Jacksonville Landing
Wounded Warrior Project has announced
today a series of 8K runs taking place in three
U.S. cities to benefit Wounded Warriors -
Jacksonville on Sept. 8, San Antonio, Texas, on
Sept. 16 and Franklin, Tenn., on Nov. 3. Run-
ners are invited to experience the camaraderie
and team spirit of training while fundraising to
support Wounded Warriors during the WWP
8K runs. The proceeds of each directly benefit
the myriad of free programs WWP offers
Wounded Warriors nationwide and overseas.
These programs are uniquely structured to
nurture the mind and body and encourage
economic empowerment and engagement. A
1K fun run is also offered in each city for par-
ticipants aged 12 and under.
Advance registration is $25 until one month
prior to the run and registration fee includes
race day number, timing and festivities.
Registration for members of the military is
$15, with no date restrictions, and registration
for the 1K fun run (ages 12 and under) is also
$15. The first 2,000 participants registered for
the WWP 8K run in Jacksonville are guaran-
teed to go home with an Under Armour run-
ning jersey.
All runners registered for the WWP 8K
Run must raise a minimum of $99 but are
encouraged to get creative, form a team and
fundraise beyond the individual minimum.
Once registered, participants will receive a
user name and password and a link to the
fundraising site to help create their own per-
sonal fundraising page to aid fundraising
Participants are encouraged to join or cre-
ate a team to experience firsthand the rewards
of teamwork and to help support each other in
fu ndraising efforts.
First-place male and female times overall
will receive a special award while first-place
male and female finishers in each age division
will receive a custom award.
With activities beginning at 7:00 a.m. and a

race start time of 9 a.m. at The Jacksonville
Landing, the WWP 8K Run offers something
for everyone looking to have fun, get a little
competitive and support a worthy cause.
Registration fee includes race day number,
timing and post-race festivities.
To register or learn more about sponsoring
a run, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.


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Members of the 2012 Fernandina Beach High School football team practiced Thursday afternoon, preparing for the Kickoff
Classic Aug. 24 at home. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The FBHS Pirates host Williston. They kick off the regular season at Union
County Aug. 31. The Yulee High School Hornets host Lee in a Kickoff Classic Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. The season opens on the road
also for the Hornets, who travel to Gainesville Aug. 30 for a 7 p.m. matchup.


First Coast Fire, a traveling girls softball team made up of players from area high schools, finished second at the ESi'N I ligh
School World Series at Disney's Wide World of Sports. Fire also collected the hardware for sportsmanship at the tournament,
The team collected 122 hits and scored 70 runs. Andrew Yales was named the offensive most valuable player and teanmmat
Shelby Kelley was named the defensive MVP. The team includes, front row from left, Alexus Blue, Brianna Moore, C.uiil, Crane,
Andrea Yales, Tiffany Barber, Taylor Swafford; back row, Coach Cris Holland, Hannah Peeples, Mandie Kinser, Brandioe uin-. i,
Miranda Ricafrente, Paige Turner, Chelsea Holland, Shelby Kelley and Coach Luke Powell.


Pak's Karate Academy
of Fernandinu liech
had five students pro-
mote to black belt at
the United Tang Suo
Io Federation head-
quarters in
Jacksonville Aug. 4.
Grand Master Song Ki
Pak presided over the
promotion along with
Masters Craig, Brynm
and Carolyn Petples.
Students were
required to perform
breaking techniques,
traditional forms and
free spar during the
eight-hour promotion.
Pak's Ka6rate Ac'lademy
students promoting to
first-dcgree black belt
are Paul von MNohr,
Sean Mooney, John
Brown and 'lTyer
Sabattini. Saviaiam
Ferguson promoted to
second-degree black
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FRIDAY. AUIGUST 17,2012 SPORTS News-Leader


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The winning team in the eighth annual AIS Amelia Island Golf Classic included, from
left, Ron Turner, Stu Klein, Tom Oden and Spencer Turner. The foursome posted a
net score of 50 in the Aug. 3 tournament at Long Point. The event raised more than
$13,000 for the ALS Association Florida Chapter. Next year's date is Aug. 2 at Long
Point Golf Club.


Volleyball Sept. 28 GLADES DAY 800 Sept 14 EAGLE S VIEW 730
Aug. 25 Preseason at Bshop Kenny TBA Oct 5 FERNANDINA BEACH 7.00 Sept. 21 COCOABEACH 730
Aug. 27 BISHOP SNYDER 530/6:30 Oct.12 FIRST COAST 700 Sept.28 HILLIARD '7:30
Aug 28 at West Nassau" 530/6:30 Oct 19 at West Nassau 7.30 Oct. 5 at Yulee" 730
Sept. 4 at Ponte Vedra 5.30/630 Oct 26 at Tnnity Christian 730 Oct 12 MATANZAS" 7:30
Sept 6 BARTRAM TRAIL 530/630 Nov 9 at Hamilton County 700 Oct 19 at Fort White 7.30
Sept. 10 at Camden County 5'30/6.30 Nov 2 WEST NASSAU' 730
Sept. 12 EPISCOPAL 530/6.30 YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Nov. 9 at Oakleaf 700
Sept. 14-15at OVAtoumey TBA Volleyball Dstrct Homecoming
Sept. 18 YULEE' 5:30/6:30 Aug. 28 at University Chnstian 6/700
Sept 19 atOrangePark 5,30/6.30 Aug. 30 HILLIARD 56.00 FERNANDINABEACH HIGHSCHOOL
Sept. 25 at Stanton Prep 5.30/6.30 Sept 6 WEST NASSAU 6/7 00 Cross'Country
Sept. 27 BOLLES 5.30/6:30, Sept 7 at Episcopal 6/7 00 Sept. 8 Katie Caples Invit. (BK) 7am
Oct. 2 CREEKSIDE 5:30/630 Sept 10 TR!NITYCHRISTIAN 6/7:00 Sept. 15 Bob Hanslnvit (Rldgeview) 8am
Oct. 3 at Mandann 5'30/6:30 Sept 13 atOakleaf 5308330 Sept 22 Alligator LakeInvit. 8am
Oct. 5-6 Bolles Invitational TBA, Sept 18 at Femandina Beach 5.30/630 Sept. 27 GREENWAY NVIT 4.30
Oct. 9 at Bishop Kenny 5:30/6:30 Sept. 20 BAKER COUNTY 5306.30 Oct. 6 Ponte Vedra Invit. 8am
Oct. 17 FLEMING ISLAND 5:30/6:30 Sept. 25 at West Nassau 6/7:00 Oct. 13 Bale N Tral (Bartram Trail) 8am
Oct. 18 MIDDLEBURG 5:30/6:30 Oct.1 at Tnnity Chnstian 6/700 Oct. 20 AMELIAISLANDINVIT 8am
Oct. 19-20 at JVtoumament, BK TBA Oct. 4 at Hllliard 5'30/8330 Oct 25 COUNTYMEET 430
Oct. 23, 25 Dstrict 4-4A at Yulee 6'00 Oct. 8 at Camden County 4 15/530 Nov 1 District 3-2A TBA
District Oct 11 at Baker County 5:30/6:30 Nov 10 Region 1-2A, Tallahassee 830am
-Oct. 12-13 at Keytone Heights toumey Nov 17 State 2A TBA
Junior Varsity Football Oct.19 OAKLEAF 530/630 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Aug. 24 KO CLASSIC (Lee) 7.00 Oct 23,25DISTRICT4-4ATOURNEY TBA Swimming
Sept. 6 at Hlliard 600 FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Sept. 13 at Baldwin 330
Sept. 13 FERNANDINABEACH 6:30 Junior Varsity Football Sept. 15 at Bolles Invitational 9am
Sept. 20 at Wolfson 6:00 Sept 6 at Keystone Heights 6'00 Sept. 20 at Episcopal 430
Oct 4 ST AUGUSTINE 6:00 Sept 13 at Yulee 600 Sept. 27 at St Johns Country Day 4:00
Oct. 11 at Camden (ninth grade) 5:00 Sept. 20 at West Nassau 7:00 Oct.2 .BALDWIN 4:30
Oct. 18 WEST NASSAU 6.00 Sept. 27 CAMDEN COUNTY 530 Oct. 4 atBolles 4:30
Oct. 25 at Femandina Beach 6:00 Oct. 4 EPISCOPAL 6.00 Oct. 6 at FSPA Invitational, Orlando 9am
Oct 11 BOLLES 600 Oct 9 COUNTY 4:30
Varsity Football Oct 13 COLUMBIA 9am
Aug. 24 KO CLASSIC (Lee) 700 FERNANDINABEACH HIGH SCHOOL Oct 18 at Florida D&B 430
Aug. 30 at Gainesville 7.00 Varsity Football Oct. 22-26 District 1-2A meet TBA
Sept. 7 POTTER'S HOUSE 7:00 Aug. 24 KO CLASSIC (Williston) 7'30
Sept. 14 at South Lake 700 Aug 31 at Union County 730


The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (www.fbfl.us) offers:
Swimming lessons for
ages three and up are held
mornings Monday through
Friday at the Atlantic Center
pool and evenings at MLK
Center. Register at Atlantic
Center. American Red Cross
levels 1-2 (one-week ses-
sions) 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. week-
ends. Cost is $3 a day, $25 a
month for city residents
($31.25 non-city), $120 for
sixth months ($150 non-city)
or $180 for 12 months ($225
non-city). Personal training is
available; $30 per session,
$75 per week (three sessions)
or $200 a month (two ses-
sions a week). Dietary analy-
sis and food program. 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
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).
Fall co-ed softball league
registration is through Aug. 20

at the Atlantic Center. Recre-
ational (ASA rules, aluminum
bat rule for men, Mondays
and Wednesdays) and open
(ASA rules, Mondays and
Wednesday) leagues
offered. Fee of $275 is due
Aug. 20. Refundable two-
game forfeit fee ($72) due
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 starts
Sept. 10. Call Jason at 277-
7256 or email jbrown@
fbfl.org or visit www.league-
Fall men's softball league
registration will be held
through Aug. 20 at the Atlantic
Center. USSSA rules, games
on Thursday. Team fee of
$275 is due Aug. 20. Refund-
able two-game forfeit fee
($72) due by Sept. 7. Um-
pires fees are $18 per game,
paid on game nights. Cap-
tain's meeting is at 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 23 at the Atlantic Center.
Season begins Sept. 13. Call
Jason at 277-7256 or email
jbrown@ fbfl.org or visit www.
Fall women's softball
league registration is through
Aug. 20'at the Atlantic Center.
ASA rules, games Thursdays.
Fee of $275 is due Aug. 20.
Refundable two-game forfeit
fee ($72) due by Sept. 7.
Umpire fees are $12 per
game, paid on game nights.
Captain's meeting is at 6:30
p.m. Aug. 23 at Atlantic Cen-
ter. Season begins Sept. 13.
Contac Jason at 277-7256 or
jbrown@fbfl.org or visit www.
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.
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. All
non-city residents assessed a
20 percent surcharge. Call
548-1472 or email michele
maharaj @msn.com

Aqua 1 water aerobics is
from 10-10:55 a.m. weekdays
at the Atlantic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center pool. Deep water
aerobics (aqua fitness belts
required) is Mondays, Wed-
nesdays and Fridays 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
for cheer classes are held at
the Peck Center. Annual fees
are $12 (payable to AAU for
insurance). Cost is $99 for
sessions 1, 4, 6 and 7 for city
residents ($118.80 non-city)
and $75 ($90 non-city) for
sessions 2, 3 and 5. All seven
Sessions cost $500 for city
residents ($600 non-city). Call
(904) 404-6758 or visit www.
Zumba fitness classes
(high intensity) at the Peck
Center are from 9:30-10:30
a.m. Monday, Wednesdays
and Fridays and from 6-7 p.m.
Monday and Wednesdays.
Zumba gold (easy) classes
are from 11-11:45 a.m. Mon-
days, Wednesdays and Fri-
days. Zumba toning (resist-
ance) is from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays.
Fees are $5 per class or $45
for 10-class punch card'for
city residents; $6 per class or
$55 10-class card for non-city.
Register at Atlantic Center.
Call Kathie at 206-0107.
For PADI open water scu-
ba certification, participants
must provide masks, snorkels,
fins, booties and weight belts.
Fee is $250 (additional fee for
check-out dives). Register at
Atlantic Center. Call Kathy
Russell at 277-7350.
Shotokan karate classes
for ages 6 and up with in-
structor Jerry Williamson are
from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday
and Wednesdays in the Peck
Center auditorium. Fee is $40
monthly for city residents ($45
for non-city). Uniforms avail-
able through instructor. Regi-
ster at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center.
Check out Central Park
tennis court keys at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center ($5 deposit, refund-
able if returned within a year).

The McArthur Family YMCA will be hosting
its fourth annual Y Kids Triathlon Sept. 22 at 4
p.m. for children ages 4 to 13. Participants will
swim at the Y and bike and run around the
Amelia Park neighborhood. The distances are
age specific
After the triathlon, there will be a' pancake
party for the entire family.
Registration includes the race, the pan-
cake party, an event T-shirt and a medal for
each participant. Cost is $25 per child and
$10 for each additional child. For information
and to register call 261-1080 or email

Sign up for Pop Warner
Fernandina Beach Pop Warer 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
4isahaddock@hotmail.com or 225-9931.

FBHS hall of fame nominations
Fernandina Beach High School is accept-
ing nominees for the 2012 Hall of Fame class.
Criteria is for alumni and former staff and
includes excellence ingathletics, one's trade or
profession or as a member of society in the
form of community service or leadership.
This year's class will be inducted at the
FBHS homecoming Oct. 12. More criteria and
applications are available online under the
alumni section of www.fernandinahigh.com or
at the school. For information contact Rob
Hicks at robert.hicks@nassau.k12.fl.us.

For the fun ofit
The next Putt-Putt Business League starts
Aug. 21 and runs for seven weeks. Four peo-
ple compete each week for a team. Cost is
$259 plus tax per team.
There is also a doubles tournament every
Friday starting at 7:30 p.m.

Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth League is
now open for player registration. Applications
are available online at fbbrl.com through the
end of August. On-site registration will be Aug.
25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the baseball field.
Cost to play is $65.
Practices begin Sept. 4. Season will run
Oct. 1 through Nov. 17. Positions are avail-
able for managers too coaches too.

TurtleTroton Labor Day
Amelia Island's traditional Labor Day
Weekend run has a new date this year -
Labor Day itself. The race switched days
because the tides will be more favorable. The
incoming tide should be a bit 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
Beach Park, and the event will be a 5K only,
with half-mile and one-mile kids' fun runs
afterward. 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, featuring original sea-
turtle art by Sandra Baker-Hinton, will go to all
pre-registered runners and walkers, and to
race-day registrants as available. The first
500 finishers will also get a coffee mug.
Runners and walkers must present their bib to
receive a mug.
Awards categories will include the top
male and female finishers overall 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 ceremony.
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. 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 reg-
istration 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 6:30-7:1.5 a.m.
Kids' run registration on race day will con-
tinue to about 8:15 a.m. Preregistered youth
runners will get a T-shirt and all finishers get a
ribbon. Parents are encouraged to run with
their kids for free, just fill out a registration
For information on the Turtle Trot, visit the
Amelia Island Runners website or call (770)

Pro wrestingAug 25
Continental Championship Wrestling
returns to the Atlantic Avenue Recreation

Center Aug. 25 with a 7:30 p.m. bell time. The
card includes a rematch for the Southern
States title as "Flash and Cash" Hayden Price
battles Scotty Biggs. In an unsanctioned tag
team street fight, the Marcs Brothers will take
on the Army of Darkness.
In the main event there is a triple threat for
the CCW championship between "The
Future" Johnathan Wells, "Mr. Saturday Night"
Jarod Michaels and "Rock and Roll" Chris

Turner. Also appearing will be Dante "The
Dragon" Steele, "The Revelator" Kevin Toole,
"The Machine" Fred Avery, Cuzin Ricky J,
Romeo Da La Guearra, "Sir" lan Shire, John
Douglas and a host of other stars.
Jazz recording artist Willie Hunter will be
playing his rendition of the National Anthem.
Portions of the proceeds will benefit Shiny
Badges, Inc. Visit www.ccwrestling.biz for

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
children online at FBFirst.com. The Upward
Basketball season includes one-hour prac-
tices each week. Sign up online or stop by the
church at 1600 South Eighth St.

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

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

Gator Bowlgameset
The 68th annual TaxSlayer.com Gator
Bowl will be played at Everbank Field in Jack-
sonville Jan. 1, 2013. Kickoff is at noon; the
game will .be televised nationally on ESPN2.
The game will pair the fifth selection after the
BCS from the Southeastern Conference and
the third selection after the BCS from the Big
Ten Conference. Visit www.gatorbowl.com.

Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., Wed-
nesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30
p.m. on the Central Park petanque courts at
the corner of Atlantic Avenue and South 11th
St. Petanque (pay-tenk) is a cousin of both
'horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling
game. The public is always welcome to join.
Call 491-1190 for information.

There are organized bicycle rides in
Fernandina Beach and around Amelia Island
Thursday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays
starting at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. All
rides start from Main Beach. Park near the
miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. The
ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops
along the way and loops back to the starting
point at around 10 miles before continuing on
the remaining 20 miles of the route. Lunch
after the ride is optional.
Bicycle helmets and a bicycle in good
working condition are mandatory. Rides are
led by Don Eipert in conjunction with the
North Florida Bicycle Club. Call him at 261-
5160 or visit www.ameliaislandcycling.com or

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

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

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

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

To submit an item for this column, contact
Beth Jones at 261-3696 or email to


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Fifty Yulee Cub Scouts are without a
place to hold their meetings.
"We have a very active Cub Scout Pack
with over 50 boys," said Joel Jenkins, com-
munications officer and treasurer for Cub
Scout Pack 549.
"We currently have a sponsor who is a
pastor, but he is looking for a physical home,
as are we."
Jenkins said while their sponsor is very
helpful, what the pack really needs is a loca-
tion where they and their parents can meet
on a monthly basis.
"If a church or other community organ-
ization wanted to sponsor us as well as pro-

vide a location, that would be ideal and our
current sponsor is fine with that," said
Sponsoring a Cub Scout Pack is a part-
nership where the pack helps their sponsor
in various ways such as community projects,
clean-ups or whatever the sponsor needs in
return for having a place to meet.
Financial help is always welcome as the
pack is dependent on donations.
"Selling popcorn and camp cards funds
our activities an'd badges, so financial help
is appreciated," said Jenkins.
The Cub Scouts will hold a roundup at 7
p.m. Tuesday at Yulee Elementary School
to introduce boys to scouting. Interested
parents may call Cubmaster Billy Sewell at
(954) 243-3951 or Jenkins at (904) 849-7553.

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Grammy winner's songs tell short stories

For the News-Leader

O ne sign of a great songwriter is the
aliih, to make listeners care about
p':'. pi-. places, relationships or
-, nils all within the first few bars
of a song. And hardly anyone does it better
than Don Henry.
When Henry performs, his audience is
fully engaged laughing, wiping away tears,
often at the same time whether they're lis-
tening to one of his songs for the first time or
the 50th, because his songs have a way of stay-
ing with you.
Take "Where've You Been," for example,
the song recorded by Kathy Mattea for which
he and co-writer Jon Vezner won a Grammy.
Within a span of four minutes, we learn all
about the life and love of a couple over their 60
years of marriage. Mattea also recorded Don's
song "BFD," the story told mostly in initials
about a guy coping with his wife running off
with another man, and how fate intervenes
with the delivery of a pizza.
Ask Don Henry how he does it, and he'll
tell you about all the Disney songs he listened
to growing up in California in the '60s that
married melody and lyric together so beauti-
fully. Soon he was writing his own lyrics to Jim
Croce melodies until be learned to play guitar
with a Paul Simon songbook. From then on it
was an education in The Beatles, Crosby,
Stills, Nash & Young, James Taylor, Cat
Stevens and Joni Mitchell.

Don Henry plays in "An Evening of Story & Song"on Saturday at St Peter's Episcopal

Don's dad, Hoyet Henry, a renowned musi-
cian in the San Francisco Bay Area, was
instrumental in the progression of Don's song-

writing skills, first by bringing home Randy
Newman's "Good Old Boys," then by inviting
Don to record his songs in a demo session

Ticket information
Grammy Award-winner Don Henry will
perform on Saturday at "An Evening of Story
& Song," the popular concert series present-
ed by First Coast Community Bank and
hosted by Mark and Donna Paz Kaufman.
The performance takes place in Burns Hall
at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Open seat-
ing at 7:15 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. A $15
donation to the artist is requested. For more
information, call 277-2664.

with a couple guys from his band. In April of
1979, father and son set out for Nashville,
where Hoyet introduced Don to record pro-
ducer and steel guitar legend Pete Drake.
"On my first day in town," recalls Henry, "I
walked into Pete's studio, and was greeted by
Pam Rose, Mary Ann Kennedy, Marshall
Chapman, and Willie Nelson. I knew immedi-
ately that I'd made the right decision moving
to Nashville."
It took about four years of cataloging some
of the best songs by some of the best song-
writers in Nashville before Don's own songs
started getting recorded and he landed a job
as a full-time staff songwriter for a music pub-
lishing company. Ray Charles, Conway Twitty,
the Oak Ridge Boys, and Kathy Mattea are
just a few who recorded Don's songs at the
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Carousel horses adorn the wraparound porch of the Bailey House on South Seventh and Ash streets, above left.
The home is a magnificent example of Victorian Queen Anne architecture, above right.

Bailey House
For theNews-Leader
Cats Angels is holding a special
fundraiser that allows participants to see
one of the most unique Victorian homes
in historic downtown Fernandina. The
Bailey House onr South Seventh Street
stands grand with whimsical carousel
horses adorning the wraparound porch.
Kate Bailey, the original owner, is
credited with saving the majestic oak
tree on the corner of Ash and Eighth
streets by guarding it from the city
authorities with her shotgun.
The 2 1/2-story home was built-to
her specifications by architect George
W. Barber and features shingle gables,
polygonal corner towers, windows of all
shapes andsizes and many architectural

opens doors for rare tour
features. It was completed in 1895. Tickets are available at the Cats
Considered one of the finest exam- Angels Thrift Store located at 709 S.
ples of Victorian Queen Anne architec- Eighth St., open Monday through
ture on Amelia Island, the home was Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through
added to the National Register of PayPal at www.catsangels.com (use the
Historic Places in 1973. donate button and bring your printed
Now owned by Barbara and George receipt) or at the event. Or contact Jan
Sheffield, the home will be open for a Cote-Merow at 583-2870 for ticket deliv-
guided tour of the lovely vintage interior ery.
and furnishings on Saturday, Aug. 25 Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA is a 501(c)3
from 1-5 p.m. charity dedicated to the prevention of
The cost is $15 per adult (children cat overpopulation through spaying and
under 18 are free) and includes gourmet neutering in Nassau County. Cats
cookies, recipes and lemonade on the Angels is a volunteer organization and
path near the beautiful garden after the supported entirely by donations, grants
tour. Please note that the house, located and fundraising. No government monies
at 28 S. Seventh St., does not have hand- of any kind are received.To learn more,
icapped accommodation. Cats Angels or to view their adoptable cats and kit-
will receive 100 percent of the proceeds. tens, visit www.catsangels.com.

Cook-offadds fun

new ingredients
For the News Leader

Kicking off Friday, Aug. 24
on Amelia Island, the annual
two-day Great Southern
Tailgate Cook-off will feature
a new People's Choice
Contest and VIP Pig Pub -
two new ingredients organiz-
ers have added to the popular
mix of free live entertainment
and some of the country's
best barbecue.
Now in its thirdyear, the
cook-off attracts more than 60
professional and backyard
teams to Amelia Island to
compete for $20,000 in prize
money in this Kansas City
Barbeque Society sanctioned
As in years past, the public
can purchase a wide variety of
barbecue from professional
and amateur teams during the
cook-off. The 2012 event
introduces the Turner Ace
Hardware People's Choice
Contest, in which teams will
compete for the public's vote.
From noon to 2 p.m. on
Saturday, Aug. 25, guests can *
purchase a $10 wristband
allowing them to sample bar-
becue from all participating
teams and then vote for their
favorite. A limited number of
wristbands will be sold and
are available at designated

As in years past, the
public can purchase a
wide variety of
professional and
amateur teams
during the cook-off

Piggy Bucks stations.
Also new this year is the
VIP Pig Pub with shaded
table and bar seating, fans,
TVs, cold beverages and a
great view of the stage. There
is a $5 per day cover charge
and guests must be 21 years
of age or older to enter the
VIP Pig Pub.
The Great Southern
Tailgate Cook-off will be held
along Main Beach beginning
at 3 p.m. on Friday and 10
a.m. on Saturday. Admission
is free and complimentary
general parking is available at
Atlantic Elementary School.
An event shuttle will be avail-
able from the school to Main
Beach 30 minutes prior to
event opening and through-
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Join Cats Angels Inc..
SPCA at its annual Walk '
and Vigil to commemo-
rate 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 i
concludes with a candle-
light vigil.
Since 1992, organizations around the world
have come together on the third Saturday of
August to'raise awareness about the pet overpop-
ulation epidemic. Visit www.catsangels.com to
learn more.

Join a park ranger and discover the importance
of estuarine systems that surround the inshore
sides of barrier -
islands like those of :
the Talbot Islands
State Parks complex
on Aug. 18at2 p.m. at
the Ribault Club on
Fort George Island Cultural State Park. This guid-
ed hike along the salt marsh will help point out

why these areas are one of the most productive
ecosystems on Earth, the many roles the salt
marsh plays, the plant and animal life found in
this natural community and the impacts humans
have on this system.
No reservations are necessary and the program
is free. For information contact the Talbot Islands
Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320.

The American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54. will
host its monthly "Steak
Night" at the American
Legion Post. 626 S.
Third Street from 5-7 7Gc I
p.m. (or until gone) on Aug. tL.)EV.-
18. The public is welcome. Dinner includes a
steak cooked to order, baked potato, corn on the
cob, salad and a roll for an $11 donation. To-go din-
ners are available. All proceeds go to programs
sponsored by-the American Legion Riders.
Chapter 54.
The Riders also are holding a raffle for a chance
to win an Apple iPad 11. All funds raised will go
towards veteran and community programs sup-
ported by the American Legion Riders. Tickets
are a 51 donation each. The drawing is Aug. 31 at 7

p.m. You need not be present to win. Tickets are
available at the American Legion, 626 S. Third St.,
or from any Legion Rider. ,,, .. _
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A Community Fun
Day will be held Aug. 18
from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the
grounds of Solid Rock
Church of God by Faith,
86138 Palm Tree Drive in Yulee.
Enjoy face painting, games, free


food. music, live entertainment,
bouncy house, balloon sculptures, first respon-
ders and much more. For more information call
the church at 225-5388.

Plantation Artists Guild and Gallery, 94
Amelia Village Circle in The Spa and Shops at
Omni Amelia Island Plantation. is hosting a "Kool-
Cool" show through Nov. 3 featuring works in
many different mediums. Guest artist is Marilyn
Antram of Jacksonville. who works in acrylics, lay-
ering colors and painting rapidly.
Antram will give a painting demonstration on
Aug. 22 from 7-8 p.m. All are welcome. The gallery
is open Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Call the gallery at 432-1750 for more information.



FRIDAY. AUGUST 17. 2012 LEISURE News-Leader


The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St., invites you to its
next 3rd Friday on 3rd
Street presentation at 6 p.m.
today featuring Lori Miranda
and "Dwelling in the Past:
Build your house's genealo-
gy." A local architect and
Amelia Island Genealogical
Society member, Miranda will
teach guests how to research
the history of a house using
famous local homes from the
museum's own Holiday
Homes Tour as examples.
This program is free for mem-
bers and a suggested dona-
tion of $10 for non-members.
For information contact Gray
at 261-7378, ext 102, or

Join fellow car enthusi-
asts for coffee and conver-
sation on Aug. 18 from 9-11
a.m. at Waterwheel Cigar,
5047 First Coast Hwy. For
more information contact
Harvey at (904) 583-8649.

The Sons of Confederate
Veterans will meet Aug. 20
at 7 p.m. at the Pig
Barbeque Restaurant in
Callahan. This month's histor-
ical presentation will be on
Civil War feuds. The public is
always invited to attend.

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. She will
discuss ways to look at histori-
cal data with an eye for story
and how to apply the ele-
ments of creative writing -
characterization, detail and
description, setting, plot to
factual records.

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 cmu-

Blue Moon Bash, a low-
country boil under the stars
to benefit Meals on Wheels
for Pets, will be held Aug.
31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Amelia
River Golf Course, 4477
Buccaneer Trail. Enjoy dinner,
music, a cash bar and golf
cart shuttles to the venue, all
to help feed the pets of sen-
iors receiving Meals on
Wheels. Attire is casual.
Tickets are $25 and available
at www.mow4petsnassau.
com, the Amelia River Golf
Course, Council on Aging and
the Nassau Humane Society's
Second Chance Store. Or call
(352) 284-6106 for tickets and

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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
specialty desserts. Tickets are
$25 per person. Send your
payment and contact informa-
tion to FBHS Class of 1983,
Attn: Serena Floyd, 931 South
10th St., FL 32034. Join the
group on Facebook at FBHS
Class of 1983.
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Join Nassau Humane
Society and the American
Cancer Society Relay For
Life at "Bark for Life" Sept.
8 at Central Park, a non-
competitive walk for dogs
and their owners to raise
funds and awareness for
the Relay For Life and the
homeless animals at NHS.
Late registration begins at 9
a.m. and the opening ceremo-
ny starts at 10 a.m. The one-
mile walk to downtown
Fernandina Beach and back
begins at 10:15 a.m. Pre-reg-
istration is $20 per dog. Late
registration is $25. Each dog
receives a goodie bag andi
bandana. Their owner
receives a T-shirt.
Register at the Nassau
Humane Society Dog Park on
Airport Road, the Second
Chance Resale Store on
South Eighth Street or online
at www.nassauhumanesoci-
ety.com. Contact Sandy
Balzer at 491-6146 or Becky
Joyce at 614-6683 with ques-

The Fernandina Beach
High School Class 1957 will
celebrate its 55th class
reunion Sept. 28-30. This
year activities have been
planned to accommodate the
needs of classmates. Letters
have been mailed to each
member and guests with com-
plete itinerary and costs. For
questions contact Carolyn.

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

Ballroom Dance Amelia
will hold a Dance of the
Month class every Tuesday
at 6:30 p.m. at Kinderstudi-
os on Island Walk Way. This
month features the Merengue
and Club Swing for Latin and
social dancing. A practice
dance will be held at the end
of the month. All levels wel-
come. Class fee is $10 per
person/ $15 per couple.
Contact Aimee Marshall at
(617) 312-1932 or ballroom-


Amelia Community
Theatre presents God's
Favorite by Neil Simon,
directed by Geoffrey King.

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Chorale concert
Historic Macedonia African Methodist
Episcopal Church presents The H. Alvin
Green Memorial Alumni Chorale in concert
on Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. at 202 S. Ninth St.,
Fernandina Beach. All are welcome to enjoy
an evening of praise and worship in music.
Donation is $15.
The second annual Amelia Island Blues
Festival is scheduled for Sept. 14-16 at Main
Beach. Roger "Hurricane" Wilson will open
the Saturday lineup with his "Blues in School"
program and will hang outfall weekend pro-
viding musical introductions and insight.
Blues sensation Sheniekia Copeland will
close Salurday night The festival lhn-up,
includes Sean Chambers Slian- Dwighl
J P Soars, The Nouv.eaux H.nk.ies and
Flannel Church wilhl Duane Tiucks tI' nri-ne
a few Fcor information and iicketls sil
www amelaislandbluesfesl c:rn .
String quartet
ToKo Stnng Quartet will retire at Irhe con-
clusrin ot Ihe 2012-13 season and Ith
Amelia island Chamber Music Festi.'al
IAICMF) is included on the erisembler'
farewell lour The performance Oct: 5 ai 7
p m will be held at Amelia Plantation Chapel
36 Bowman Road Tickets for premium seal-
ing. which includes a post-concert cham-
paane reception win Ihe anists are $1i-'0
General admission iickels are S50 Visit
www ai :ml com or call 261-1779
Drum circle
The Fernandina Bach Drum Circle meets
ihe first Monday ot each month from 7-9 p.n'
at the DeeDee Bartel Nalure Cerner and
North End Boal Ramp Instrumenlatjin cen-
ters on drums and percussion but may
include other instruments such as fluiesc
didgeridoos and other non-percussion instru-
ments Dancers are welcome alsr.: Call
Barbara Hill at (904) 556-3219 or Doug
Byron at 261-5387 cfr information
Jazz jam
A azz amn is held at Pablos 12 N
Second Si Femandina Beac:h from 7-1,:I
p m the first Wednesday of each month
Musicians are invited to sit in for ore song or
tte whole night Join the mailing Ist by email-
ing beechtlyer@bellsoulh net
The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub & Ears 316 Cerntle
St lealures S I N night Sundays from 6-111
p m with Shark Attack Zane live Thursdays
at 7 p m Jahmen Reggae Band Saturdays
at 6 p m D..ggy Hour Monday Wednesdcay
and Fridays, 4-7 p m (courtyard is always
dog-friendly) Gary Ross plays the piano bar
beginning Sept 3 Call 432-7086 Join them
on Facebook
Dog Star Tavern
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Flannel Church night and Badman Aug
18 Tropic Thunder Aug 24 The Mosier
Brothers Aug 25 Every Tuesday is Wo.rking
Class Sift" when thousands ot vinyl records
are lor sale and available to lislen Ic. Visit
Dog Star on Facebook and
RFeverbnatio.n com Call 277-8010
Florida House Inn
Open Mike Night' is each Thursday Irom
7 30-1 30 p m in the Mermaid Bar with

In this laugh-out-loud retelling
of the story of Job, a modern-
day tycoon is visited by a
messenger from God and
soon undergoes a series of
trials and tribulations testing
his faith.
Performances are at 8
.p.m. today and Aug. 18.
Tickets are $20 adults and
$10 students. Call or stop by
the Box Office at Amelia
Community Theatre, 207
Cedar St., 261-6749,
Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-1
p.m. (or 90 minutes before
curtain). Tickets may also be
purchased online at www.

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
cover charge. Call Smith at (904) 412-7665.
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., live
music. Call 321-2324.
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.
Fletcher Ave., DJ Heavy Hess Sundays. Visit
Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill
Childers at bilitr. hepal cesalocn n:cm
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence
HI:lnries J..hnny Robinson, Scott Giddons
and Sain Harnillion pla',s each Thursday;
ni.lhr at The Rnz-C ati.llr Amela Island
Di.i i' ,- isual F.-,r info.rnmallon all Holm-es
at 5s ,-.- 7 2

,) KFne's Irisll, Pub and Eatery, i31.
Centre- St iree ri,.ia each Monday a3 7 30
p i 'wi in, t ias ing ihe third Tuesday at 6 20
p n, ',l'I it', 1 .hine-? l:ji $1 alo3 ng wrth
:ihel-e :-e -ind r packers and live enrtertainmenl
dan t,.uinamenr ev6ey Tuesday at 7 30 p m
Dani 'vill T.uesda.,'s lr..rm 30-11 30 p1 m the
Davis Turner Band Thursday from 8 30 p m -
midnight and Friday and Saturday from 6 30
p in -12 "':i a ni Call 261-100 Visit
WW -t.anes ,-.DM
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloojn. 117 Cenrre St live
entertainmeni t nightly Call Bill Childers at
4 ,1 ...:- o. r -, m aill
Jill' lhep4a lacesalon cca m

Sandy Bottoms
Sandy BLn,.nims at Maina Beach 2910
Atlantl- A. live entertainment every night
and all da', on the weekends sleel drum
band every Salurday starting at 7 p m See
the lineup ..jr, ine .a www sandyborncm-
s-imela c rn

Seabreeze Sports Bar
Seabree'e Sports Bar, 2707 Sadler
Road insi:le te Days Inn. The Restless Kid
Ir.om 9 '.p m -1 30 a m lonighl, DJ Wayne
Saturday ,

Sliders Seaside Grill
Slider-s S.3eaide Grill, 199& S Fletcher
Ae karai:'e Sundays 9 p m with DJ Dave,
e music: in rthe Tiki Bar 6-10 p m nightly
and 1-5 p rn weekends reggae with Pili Pill
6-1 p m Wednesdays The Macy's in the
lounge Friday and Saturday 6-10 p rn shag
dancing Sunday 4-7 p m and trivia
Thursday at 7 30 p rm with DJ Dave live
nmus4 in Breal-ers Lounge from 9 p.m.-1 a m
nighr ly Call 277-6,52 Visit wwws sliderssea-
side con', .1c.in Sliders on Facebook and
The Surt
The Surf Restaurani and Bar 3199 Soulh
Fletchei Ave Larry S The Backtracks
10nnight RIl.:rhad, Str.anon Aug 18 Richard
Smith 1-5 p ni and DJ Roc 5-9 p m Aug 19,
Alex Atront Aug 20 Stevie Fingerz"Aug
21 DJ R.:c Aug 22, and Andy HaneyAug
23 Eniertainmenl is -9 p m Monday-
Thuida', 6-10 p m Frid.y and Saturda,.
and 1-5 p m and 6-10 p m Sunday Call
2,1 -5711

Jacksonville, (904) 374 8639,
Bring an accompaniment
CD, MP3 or sheet music for
your audition song, a head-
shot and bio/resume.
Singers, dancers, actors, jug-
glers, magicians, yodelers,
gymnasts, and family oriented
entertainers of all ages wel-
This is a production of the
Nashville Vocal Coach
coach.com) and Northeast
Florida Conservatory of Music

The musical "The Fan-



Free admission
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, in conjunc-
tion with Blue Star Museums,
a partnership with the
National Endowment of the
Arts, Blue Star Families, the
Department of Defense and
more than 1,500 museums
across America, is offering
free admission to all active
duty military and their fami-
lies through Labor Day, Sept.
3. The Cummer is also
extending this free admission
to include retired military
families as well. Valid military
identification is required for
free entry and will include full
access to the museum and
gardens, as well as the special
exhibitions. For information
call (904) 356-6857 or visit
www.cummer.org. Visit www.
Sketching classes
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.

Amelia Island resident
Kaki Flynn will host two
workshops with Disney inas-
ter artist and film director
George Scribner, who got his
start in Jacksonville and has
been with Disney for decades.
A three-day workshop for
aspiring artists will be held
Aug. 24-26 from 11 a.m.-4
p.m. daily. For details and to
register call (303) 842-8886. A
question and answer session
for filmmakers is Aug. 25
from 6-7:30 p.m. to ask Scrib-
ner about directing a multi-
million-dollar feature, pitch-
ing stories to Jeffrey Katzen-
berg and threading together a
story from the work of many
legends in acting, animation
and film. Fee is $10.

Logo contest
The Northeast Florida Fair
invites the community to
design a new logo for the fair
to be used on publications,
ribbons and marketing. It
should be original artwork
and reflect the different
attractions the fair offers.
The winning designer will
receive S100 and a family
four-pack of passes to this
year's fair Oct. 18-28.

Entries should be on 8 1/2
by 11 paper and postmarked
before Aug. 10 to: Northeast
Florida Fair Logo Contest,
p0. Box 1070, Callahan, FL
32011. Include your name,
address and phone number
on the entry.
For information call (904)
879-4682, visit the fair
Facebook page or email
Art Workshop
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. Contact
Sandra Baker-Hinton at 491-
8040 during regular business
hours or at 557-1195, or
Mikolean Longacre at 415-
Island Art events
The Island Art

Association, a cooperative,
nonprofit organization devel-
oped to sustain interest,
appreciation, and enjoyment
in and of the visual arts, has
over 150 members and is
located at 18 N. Second St.
Current events include:
Nouveau Art juried exhi-
bition "World of Books" -
through September, Jane
Carrington, Best of Show win-
First Coast Community
Bank Satellite Gallery, fea-
tured artists: Bonnie
Cameron, Steve Leimberg,
Susan Henderson and Andrea
Free Children's Art
Classes are Aug. 25 for ages
6-9 and 10-13. Sign up at
the gallery or by calling
The next Nouveau
Art exhibition will have the
theme "Fantastic Florida."
Submissions for this show
will be accepted from 9 a.m.-
noon Oct 1. Each show lasts
for two months and is open to
all artists and all mediums.
IAA membership is not
required. For information
visit www.islandart.org.
For a complete schedule
or to rent the Art Education
Center visit www.islandart.
org or call 261-7020.


BBQ Continued from 1B
out the clay. VIP parking
will be at the Atlantic
Recreation Center for $5 per
vehicle, including shuttle
transportation to the event.
Return shuttle from Main
Beach will be available until
30 minutes after event clos-
ing. No pets will be permitted
at the event.
For more information
about the Great Southern
Tailgate Cook-off or for
schedule details, visit
Sponsors and supporters
for the Great Southern
Tailgate Cook-off include
Addison on Amelia, Advanced
Disposal, Arlington Toyota,
Beachview Tent Rentals, city
of Fernandina Beach,
Courson & Stam, Creative
Printing, Dana's Limousine
Service, Inc., Eventcraft and
Resort Talent, News-Leader,
Fillingame Media Services,
Florida Public Utilities, Golf
Club of Amelia Island, J Grant
Marketing & Consulting,
Keep Nassau Beautiful,
Money Pages, Omni Amelia
Island Plantation, Port-A-
Party, Publix Supermarkets,
Residence Inn Amelia Island,
Tailgater Monthly Magazine,
Turner Ace Hardware and
VyStar Credit Union.

SONG Continuedfrom 1B
time. In 1990, Don and co-
writer Jon Vezner (who per-
formed locally at "Story &
Song" last November)
received song of the year
awards for 'Where've You
Been." They won the
Grammy, as well as awards
from the Academy of Country
Music, the Country Music
Association and the Nashville
Songwriters Association
International. In fact,
"Where've You Been" was the
first song ever to be so hon-
ored by all four organizations.
Don Henry's songs are
funny, whimsical, wry, bitter-
sweet, and poignant, playing
like little movies in the listen-
er's mind. Even after nearly
35 years in the music busi-
ness, Don's still a true music
fan collecting old vinyl
albums, producing albums for
other artists, and of course,
still writing hit songs that will
linger in your mind long after
the last note.

tasticks" is coming to St.
Marys Little Theatre in
October and tickets are now
on sale.
In the beloved family musi-
cal next-door neighbors
scheme to make their adoles-
cent children fall in love with
each other in a reverse
Romeo and Juliet fashion by
pretending to be blood ene-
mies, forbidding their children
to speak to each other, and
even building a wall between
their properties, following the
shrewdly observed philosophy
that "to manipulate children,
you need merely say no."
Performances are Oct. 12,
13,19 and 20 at 7 p.m. and
Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at Theatre
by the Trax, 1100 Osborne
Road, St. Marys, Ga. Tickets
are $12 and available at the
St. Marys Welcome Center,
Cedar Oak Caf6 on Osborne
Street, and On the Green
Salon and Day Spa at the
entrance to Osprey Cove, or
by calling (912) 729-1103.
Visit www.stmaryslittletheatre.

Carmike Amelia Island 7
Cinema, 14th and Lime
streets, Fernandina Beach,
features ballet and opera
companies streamed live
from Europe including Norma
(Teatro Antico) Aug. 21 at 7
p.m. Tickets are $25 per per-
son. Contact the Carmike
Theatre at 261-9867.

Auditions for the musical
variety show "The Song
Cafe" will be held Sept. 6
and 7 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 8
at 1 p.m. at the Northeast
Conservatory of Music, 11363
San Jose Blvd., Bldg. 200,


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Meeting with God and returning home

Tears slowly filled my
eyes. The reason, I wasn't
sure. I didn't even know the
people. Yet, somehow, they
seemed so close. From a lit-
tle round-faced girl running
to meet her grandparents
and losing her shoe, to a boy-
faced soldier attempting to
grab his wife and small child
all in one swoop, my mind
raced to paint their stories.
As it did, my heart swelled
and emotions ran.
Through gentle grins,
chuckles and watery eyes, I
did my best to not intrude by
watching too closely.
Occasionally, I forced myself
to look away. Even that didn't
help. No sooner than I would
turn my head, my eye would
fall on someone else and the
whole thing would start
again. I was in an awkward
trap but happy to be there.
To this day, I can't tell you
why I was feeling so emotion-
al. Perhaps it was because I
too was waiting for a loved



one who I
knew was
soon to
are amazing
the spots
where peo-
.ULPIT pie reunite.
NOTES I never tire
of watching
it. I don't
Pastor know about
b Goyette you, but my
mind loves

to imagine their stories.
From tragedies, to work, to
vacations, to school, to
returning from war, when
people have been apart, the
place where they reconnect
inevitably smells like the
Garden of Eden. Most agree,
what makes the meeting spot
so special has little to do with
the surroundings, but rather
with what's taking place the
reuniting of people.

Information night

explores Catholic faith
St. Michael Catholic Catholic Church, culminating
Church is sponsoring an in a special ceremony at
inquiry class for those that Eastertime. The sessions are
wish to know more about the open to those that have never
Roman Catholic faith and what been baptized, or have been
Catholics believe. The pro- baptized in another faith or to
gram, called R.C.I.A. (Rite of Catholics that have not
Christian Initiation for Adults), received the Sacraments of
will officially start on Sept. 4 First Eucharist or
and continue each week Confirmation.
through Easter 2013.' There is no cost and the
The first few sessions are first information session (prior
devoted to basics of the to the actual classes) will meet
Catholic faith. At the end of in the parish meeting room at
the "Inquiry" phase, partici- 505 Broome St. at 7 p.m. on
pants can decide if they want Aug. 28. For more informa-
to continue on and become tion, please call Jan Smith at
regular: members of the 261-3677.


A Community Fun Day
will be held Aug. 18 from 10
a.m.-3 p.m. on the grounds of
Solid Rock Church of God by
Faith, 86198 Palm Tree
Drive in Yulee. Enjoy face
painting, games, free food,,
music, live entertainment,
bouncy house, balloon sculp-
tures, first responders and
more. For information call
the church at 225-5388.

Chorale concert
Historic Macedonia
African Methodist Episcopal
Church presents The H.
Alvin Green Memorial
Alumni Chorale in concert
on Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. at 202 S.
Ninth St. All are welcome to
enjoy an evening of praise

and worship in music.
Donation is $15.
Salvation Army Hope
House invites the community
to join it each Tuesday at
noon for the Weekly Worship
Service. Call 321-0435 or
stop by the Hope House,
located'at 410 S. Ninth St
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
als aiid families in need in
the area on Thursday, Aug.
23 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the,
941017 Old Nassauville
Road. Meals are served on
the fourth Thursday of each
month. The church also
delivers meals to those who
cannot come. Call 261-4741.

When I think about
churches, the same thing is
true. Having pretty buildings
and cushy seals is nice, but
what makes churches special
is people reconnecting with
God, and with one another.
For me, it's the primary rea-
son churches exist. To make
them anything else is to miss
the point.
According to the Bible,
the church isn't a building
anyway. It's a people. A peo-
ple called out and set aside. A
people diverse but with
something in common. A
people who've been reunited
with God through the sacri-
fice of Jesus Christ..Their
reunion with God serves as a
spectacle for the entire world
to see their embrace, joyful
and holy. Wherever such
union is being displayed, that
place is special.
Like the pick-up spot at
the airport, when I read the
Scripture, and consider all
the initial places where God

meets people, I'm amazed.
From a prison cell, to road-
way, to temple, to sea, from
houses, to mountain top, to
valleys, to even the belly of a
whale, clearly God meets
people at the place of their
return. The physical location,
at best, is secondary.
Like the story of the
prodigal son, before he ever
made it home, the Father ran
to meet him whore he was. I
love that about God. Though
the prodigal was far away, the
Father saw him coming. His
response to run and meet his
returning son only drives the
point home further.
Let me say it really plain.
If God waited until we made

it to a church building before
giving us His love, we'd all be
in quite a mess. Though ulti-
mately joining a congregation
of believers is essential, it all
has to start somewhere. Who
knows, perhaps even this
simple article may be that
very meeting place for some
of you. I pray it is.
"And he arose, and came
to his Father. But when he
was yet a great way off, his
Father saw him, and had
compassion, and ran, and fell
on his neck, and kissed him."
(Luke 15:20)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
of Living Waters World
Outreach Center

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Mary Moore, manager of The Salvation Army Hope House at Ninth and Date Streets
in Fernandina Beach, speaks to the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise.

Making a difference together

Mary Moore, manager'of the Salvation
Army Hope House in Fernandina Beach, spoke
to the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise at
the club's regular meeting recently.
Moore served on the board of directors and
in the Spanish ministry at Hope House before
assuming the manager position. Her message
to the Rotarians focused upon "how one person
can make a difference."
Moore shared stories of the many services
Salvation Army Hope House provides to the
poor and needy of Nassau County, including a
free clothes closet where anyone may select
clothing at no charge. Although the closet cur-
rently has a wide selection of women's clothing,
Moore emphasized the ongoing need for dona-
tions of men's clothing, too.
According to Moore, many programs are
available for children, such as Stuff the Bus
for school supplies and a summer camp called


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Camp Keystone, yet seniors within the com-
munity are often overlooked. To help make
sure low-income seniors are not forgotten at
Christmas, Hope House sponsors a Senior
Angel Tree, where families or groups may
"adopt".a needy senior and provide gifts, cards
and much needed hope and self-esteem during
the Ch'2istmas holiday.
SEarlier this year, the Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise partnered with Hope House and
several local contractors and suppliers to cre-
ate a community vegetable garden. Moore was
pleased to report the garden recently yielded
its first harvest of vegetables, all o'which were
donated to hungry families.
Anyone in the community is welcome to
visit the community garden and help them-
selves to fresh vegetables. Volunteers are also
needed to keep the garden going by pulling
weeds and tending the plants.

Kick-off dinner

The Amelia Island
'Women s Evening
Community Bible Study
n rite-c you o1 its Kick-OH
Dinner ai 6 p.m Monday
Aiu 2:' ai Amela Baptist
Chu.ich 9"u1167 Buccaneer
Tiail Sign-upos will be laken
lor The in-depth study of the
Wisdom cf Solomon and
Ihe GosEpel of Mark begin-
nin Se.pt 10 RSVP to
Clauderne Drummond ai



Would you like to grow in
the knowledge and relation-
ship with the living God
through individual study?
Small group discussions?
Listening to the teaching
director, a trained lay leader
who seeks to clarify the week-
ly Bible passage?
Would you like to experi-
ence fellowship/develop new
friendships on a weekly basis
and during scheduled func-
Well, look no further -
Community Bible Study pro-
vides a 30-week interdenomi-
national Bible study for
women, men, teens and chil-
CBS welcomes those who
are seeking God for the first
time and welcomes those who
are seeking to know Him
For more information, con-
tact the appropriate class
Ladies-Day Class (new-
born-teen core groups)
Wednesday from 9:30-11:30
a.m. at Amelia Baptist
Church, starting Sept. 12. Call
Kathleen Minor, 225-8125.
Ladies Evening Class.
Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church, start-
ing Sept. 10. Call Claudette
Drummond, 321-0293.
Men's Evening Class.
Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church, start-
ing Sept. 10. Call Tony Taylor,
The ladies and men's class-
es will study Proverbs, ..
Ecclesiastes and Song of
Solomon. In January they will
begin a study in the book of
Eteen-(middle school
CBS Class).and teen CBS,
grades 6-12, are Monday
evenings at First Baptist
Church of Fernandina Beach,
starting Sept. 17. These class-
es will study 1 and 2 Samuel.
Please call Bobbie Burch at

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Sunday School ................................. 9:30 am
Sunday Worship...........................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
Fernandina Beach, FL32034


A Congregation of the Presbyterlan Church In
America Devoted o Chrst, to 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 Fernandina Beach. Kingsland &Yulee.
Men's. Women's and Youth Ministries
85439 Miner Rd., Yulee
(Yulee Middle School)


Traditional Family Worship.......8:30am & am
Contemporary Worship ...9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Sunday School or all ages....... 945am & 11m
Wednesday Diner Aug-Mfay)..... 5:15pm-630pm

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In the heart of Fernandina
9 N. 6'" Street
Dr. Wayne Wesberry
Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:50am
Youth Adults

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service- 10:30am
Bible Study -9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Piayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Crmer ~nducca -r I & Gbing Road, Femarn.im Bdel
For More Information Call: 261-9527

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

Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday pm Mass at Yulee United Metlodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am 10am -12 noon
Daily Mass 8.30am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fri.
6 pin -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: 904.277-65t6

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship
S.. SAT .. .6:00 pm
A"- ', SUN ..9:30 am
S WED ..7:00pm
Youth, Nursery
& Children' Ministries
Rob & rClei GAJel
Se.ip.No.r. 321-2117
On A1A 1 mile west of Amelia Island
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Innovative Styo, Contemporary Music,
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
Connecting with Chanst..
Connecting wil People.


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

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

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart ofAll People
Sunday Ne.V Membher Claos 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Mifroing H'rhlip 10:30 a.m. every S ,day
WednesdayNAor-day Prayer
Ifdnesdaiy Mid-week Service -9 p.m.Ministries:
Bus Vn, Coupls. Singles. osuth

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

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Sunday School 9.30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11 00 am
Sunday Evening 6.00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Moting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 YoutA 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West 904*2255128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 2250809

Dr. Bill Yeldell, Interim Pastor
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Nursery provided
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First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Service -10'30 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5"00 7'00 pm
Wednesday Service 7'00 pm
Nursery Provided
www.blackrockbapjlntis co

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

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Community Baptist
85326 Winona Bayview Road
Yulee, FL
Bro. Hartford Peeples, Pastor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship .....11:00 am
Evening Worship ......6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer .... .6:00 pm
Bible Sludy-Thursdays... 10:00 am
"Servinq the Lord with Gladness"

t La Tierra Prometida
(The Promise Land)
ispyanic eMinistry

Sunday-11:00 am English
7:00 pm Spanish
Wednesday-7:00 pm Spanish
& English
416 Alachua Street
(904) 349-2595

Having pretty buildings and cushy seats is
nice, but what makes churches special is
people reconnecting with God, and
with one another.


this week

^at the place

of your choice

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FRIDAY.A AUGLST 17. 2012 SCHOOLS News-Leader




Youth Leadership Nassau
is accepting applications
from 10th and llth grade stu-
The program offers the
opportunity to meet students
from Nassau County; gain an
increased awareness of com-
munity needs, opportunities
and resources; and develop
effective styles of leadership.
Eligible students should
be able to demonstrate
proven leadership ability in
school and/or community
activities; have an interest in
addressing the issues con-
fronting Nassau County; and
be academically sound with
an average of "B" or better.
Monthly sessions are
held from September to
March. Students may obtain
an application from a teacher
or guidance counselor.
Deadline for application is
Aug. 31. For additional infor-
mation call Amanda Thien at
(904) 879-1019.


Campers learn babysitting ABC's

Campers interested in earn-
ing an income by babysitting
gathered at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church to learn The
Art of Becoming a Great
This camp was taught by
Extension staff Meg McAlpine
and Amanda Thien. Campers
were also taught CPR and first
"The girls also learned what
is appropriate for the different
ages and stages of children
they may potentially work
with and they put together their
own 'magic bags' to take to
their upcoming job opportuni-
ties," said Thien, Nassau
County Extension Agent and
4-H youth development direc-
Activities included making
boo-boo bunnies, bubbles,
play-doh and learning how to
care for tiny babies as
well as techniques for keeping
older children safe and occu-
The Nassau County 4-H
program would like.to thank
several businesses that helped
make its camps successful for
attendees: Amelia River
Cruises, The Omni Resort,
Rick Keffer Dodge, St. Peter's

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Learning how to become great babysitters at 4-H camp are, front row from left,
Kenzie Branch, Shannon Weston and Emma Katherine Mock; center row, Kinley Lee,
Bonnie Miller, Natali Shafer, Rebecca Hewett and Chloe Crawford; and back row,
Montana Kromann and Genevieve Weihe.

Episcopal Church and Yulee
Middle School.
If you would like to find out

more about the opportunities 4-
H offers, join them for open
house on Tuesday, Aug. 21

from 3:30-6 p.m. at the
Extension Office, 543350 US 1.
in Callahan.

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At Main Beach on Amelia Island

August 24th & 25th

Fea tu rgi Litte River Band

Saturday Night at t-70

Saturday, August 25

Friday, August 24 Gates open at 10:00 am
... Beech Street Blues Band

Gates open at 3:00 p.m. The Honey Badgers

Jimmy Parrish and the Ocean Waves Band Sean McCarthy & the Fishin' Musicians
Rockit Fly Little River Band

Free Admission, Free Parking & Shuttle to Main Beach!

Kick off the football season with a barbeque competition at the beach.
Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, professional and backyard
barbeque competition teams will compete for over $20,000 in cash and prizes.

Featuring a Kids Zone, People's Choice Contest, barbeque and other food vendors.
Proceeds benefit the Gator Bowl Foundation and its charitable organizations.



Band yard sale
The Fernandina Beach
High School Mighty
Marching Pirates Band Yard
Sale Fundraiser will be held
on Aug. 18 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
in the school cafeteria. All are
Suicide prevention
NACIAC will meet Aug.
21 at 4 p.m. in the community
room above Scott & Sons Fine
Jewelry, 9900 Amelia Island
Pkwy. Diana Rosito of Daniel
and the Florida Youth Suicide
Prevention Project will dis-
cuss suicide prevention and
available resources and serv-
ices. Fernandina Beach High
School suicide prevention stu-
dents will promote their cam-
paign "NONE >1, One is Too
Many" to bring awareness
and insight to a sensitive
issue. For information visit
www.nacdac.org or call Susan
Woodford at 261-5714, ext.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen
Court will be held Aug. 21 at
the Nassau County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in
Yulee. Sessions begin prompt-
ly at 6 p.m.
Students from all middle or
senior high schools (ages 11-
18) are invited to participate
as volunteers. Students wish-
ing to be on the volunteer jury
or act as attorneys, court
clerks or bailiffs can sign up
at their guidance office or at
To participate as an attor-
ney, see Teen Court
Coordinator Charles Griffin as
he rotates these positions.
Volunteers need to arrive
between 5:30 and 6 p.m. For
information call 548-4611 and
ask for Griffin.
4-H open house
Nassau County 4-H will
hold an open house on Aug.
21 from 3:30-6 p.m. at the
Nassau County Extension
Service in Callahan (on the
Northeast Florida
Club leaders will have
information on upcoming
opportunities for children and
parents can enroll them and
select project books.
For information call (904)
SAC meeting
The School Advisory
Council of Fernandina Beach
High School will hold an orga-
nizational meeting for the new
school year at 3:30 p.m. Aug.
23 in the main office confer-
ence room. For information
contact Spencer G. Lodree at
Open house
Fernandina Beach Middle
School will hold an open
house for all families on Aug.
27 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
The Nassau County Home
Educators will sponsor a
Homeschool Orientation for
families interested in home-
schooling on Aug. 28 at
7 p.m. at Stringhill Baptist
Church, 941017 Old
Nassauville Road.
Get information on the
legal aspects of homeschool-
ing, different curricula and
community support Veteran
homeschoolers will be avail-
able to answer questions and
printed "information packets"
will be available. The group
provides field trips, programs,
support meetings and many
other types of cooperative
aids to homneschooling.
For information call NCHE
president Jane McDonald at
277-2798. Visit www.home-
Children's chorus
The East Nassau County
Children's Chorus will begin
its debut season on Sept. 6
from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the
Elizabeth J. Morrison
Educational Building (O'Neal
Memorial Baptist Church
Annex), 474257 East State
Road 200 and Barnwell Road
(near Iowe's). All rehearsals
will be on Thursdays.

Any student who has not
pre-registered should arrive
at 4 p.m. on Sept. 6. For infor-
mation contact Nanette Autry,
artistic director, at
nononan45@hotmail.com or




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The McArthur YMCA is
enrolling VPK students at the
Atlantic Kids Campus in
Fernandina. Extended after-
school care available. Space is
eNL P':.A limited. Call 583-1608 for
details on this free pre-k pro-



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FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012 LEISURE News-Leader


Easter Seals and GratitudeAmerica
invite you to hear a powerful message from
Col. David Sutherland
United States Army Retired and Executive Director
The Staff Sergeant Donnie D. Dixon Center
for Military Veterans Community Services

Easter Seals and GratitudeAmerica invite you to learn
about how partnerships among individuals and organizations
in our community can be effective in offering programs
and support to service members, veterans, their families
and families of our fallen.

September 4, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton -Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway* Amelia Island, FL
(This event is free and open to the public donations appreciated)

Cash Bar

Please register your attendance at kaherns@easterseals.com
or by calling Kristin Ahrens at 800.221.6827 before August 31, 2012.

"There is an urgent need to bring Americans together
and coordinate the efforts of all those who want to help,
but don't know how or where to start."
-Tom Brokaw in letter dated July 13,2012
to Dixon Center and Easter Seals


News-Leader Public Service Announcement


NF:ws-LiADE:R/ FrnIDAY. FE:IBRARY 17. 2012


100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Finandal-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 Mlemor;am 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 Areps 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Pubiic 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 Commrcial/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 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 Boat Supplies/Dockage 809 Lots 854 Room 901 Automobiles
20! Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farms &Acreage 855 Apartments-Furnished 903 cVas
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 704 Recreation Vehicles 811 Commercial/Retail 856 Apartments-Unfurn. 904 Motorcycles
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 618 Auctions 705 Computers & Supplies 812 Property Exchange 857 Condos-Furnished 905 Commercial


102 Lost & Found
engagement ring at Peter's Point on
August 9th. Any assistance would be
appreciated. phgambrell@gmail.com

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 Yulce next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.

104 Personals
HUGE DISCOUNTS when you buy 2
types of advertising! 120 community
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105 Public Notice 201 Help Wanted II 201 Help Wanted 1 201 Help Wanted

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 disciminated 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.

201 Help Wanted
TIES with Martex Services for highly
motivated persons to join our team.
Landscape Maintenance Supervisor
will lead a crew providing weekly
landscape maintenance services to our
commercial and residential customers.
Full-time, year-round employment.
Should have strong leadership, training
and communication capabilities as well
as in-depth horticultural knowledge.
Ability to speak English and Spanish a
plus. A degree in landscape manage-
ment or horticulture is preferred. Valid
Florida/Georgia driver license.
Landscape Maintenance Technician
will perform routine maintenance
services Including mowing, edging,
weeding, pruning and other assigned
duties. Opportunity for growth and
Irrigation Technician position re-
quires experience in installation,
trouble-shooting and repair or resi-
dential and commercial irrigation
systems. Must be able to work
independently and to evaluate and
react appropriately to landscape water
needs. Valid Florida driver license.
Excellent compensation and benefits.
Send resume by Fax to (904)261-
0821 or by email toinfo@martexland-

ASSISTANT for growing Yulee Com-
pany. Full time Monday Friday,'8am-
5pm. Receives and directs callers and
visitors in a courteous and professional
manner Excellent communications
skills required, both written and oral.
Position involves public contact,
appropriate business attire required.
Applicants must create a positive first
impression about our organization.
Typical work activities include, but not
limited to: administrative support;
typing and data entry; mail prepar-
ation, copying, filing; distribution, and
travel arrangements for personnel.
Monitors supplies and resources, pre-
pares orders for office supplies. Drug
Free Work Place Equal Employment
Opportunity High School Diploma re-
quired. Send resume with cover letter
to: P. Box 463688 SR 200, Suite 1
#427 Yulee, FL 32097 or Email:

Studio. Booth rent. Expect to be busy.
Call Heidi (904)583-4722.

Learn to drive for Stevens Transport.
Earn $700/wk. No experience needed.
Local CDL training. Job ready in just 15
days! (888)368-1964. ANF

Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.

Housekeepers, Front Desk, & Breakfast
Host. No phone calls please. Accep-
ting applications at 2301 Sadler Rd.

Time Weekend Shift. Apply In person
at 941510 Old Nassauville Road, FB
32034. Phone (904)206-4120.

NOW HIRING Full Time Plumber -
Must have experience in new con-
struction, residential/commercial, re-
models, and repipes. Must have a valid
CLEAN driving record. Stop in and
apply, see one of our associates for
details. Dave Turner Plumbing, 474390
E. SR 200, FB. (904)277-3942


Shelter and basic necessltes.
For information, call: 904.261.7000

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line cooks, servers, housekeeping, &
event staffing. Experience preferred.
Call (904)491-3322,

seeking an individual to fill a part-time
position as a Physical Therapy Aide in
our facility in Yulee. We are seeking
someone with an outgoing personality,
loves to smile, and is fitness minded.
No previous medical experience is
necessary. Hours will be M-F up to 24
hours per week. Please contact Drew
or Crystal at (904)261-4414 or email

Graphic Designer/Desktop Publish-
ing Must be proficient in Adobe
Creative Suites 5. Working knowledge
of Quark, Microsoft Word and Publisher.
Strong understanding of the printing
industry. Deadlines, Efficient,
Organized. Amelia Island Graphics, call
Tony (904)261-0740

in Kingsland, GA seeks result-oriented"
leadership with proven success in med-
ical practice day-to-day operations,
billing expertise, personnel supervision,
and financial management. References
required. Excellent compensation
package. Please send resumes to:

Time Weekend Shift. Apply in person
at. 941510 Old Nassauville Road, FB
32034. Phone (904)206-4120.

ATTN: Drivers Great miles + top 5%
pay = money security + respect =
PRICELESS. 2 mos CDL Class A exp.
(877)258-8782. ANF

for busy Yulee medical specialty
practice. Experience preferred. Please
fax resume to (912)673-6896.

paced local insurance office needs FL
Licensed Customer Service or Agents
for Full and Part time opportunities in
PC and CL. Excellent growth oppor-
tunities and team atmosphere. Email
qualifications, experience, availability
and salary requirements in confidence
to insuranceiob@earthlink.net.

- wanted for apartment community.
M-F from 1:30-5:30pm, 26 hrs per wk.
Phone 277-2500, fax 277-6888.

626 S. 3rd St is accepting applications
for night time bartender. Experience

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20+ FL Properties

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DRIVERS Refrigerated & dry van
freight. Flexible hometime. Annual salary
$45K to $60K. Quarterly bonus. CDL-A,
3 mos current OTR exp. (800)414-9569,
www.driveknignt.com. ANF

DeNucci's Soft Serve, 2210 Sadler Rd.,
Fern. Bch. Send inquiries/ resumes to:

per hour commission. Apply in
person at Steve Johnson Auto-
motive, 1505 South 14th Street or
email: stevejohnsonauto@aol.com

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

DRIVERS 100% owner operator co.
Regional & dedicated. Home weekly.
Class A CDL. 1 yr exp in last 3. Call
(800)695-9643. ANF

home weekends. Southeast Regional.
Earn up to 39t/mile. 1 year OTR
flatbed exp req'd. (800)572-5489
x227, SunBelt Transport, LLC. ANF

204 Work Wanted

www.yourexpertsupport.com, for all
your clerical needs. Call Sylvie

301 Schools &

Get trained in months, not years.
Financial aid if qualified. Housing avail.
Job placement assistance. Call Centura
Institute (877)206-6559. ANF

hands on Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing avail. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (866)314-
3769. ANF

MEDICAL CAREERS begin here -
Train online for Allied Health & Medical
Management. Job placement
assistance. Computer avail. Financial
aid if qualified. SCHEV certified.
www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF



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Beginning August 20th,Day (9am-noon)

and Evening (6pm-9pm) classes will be held

on Monday and Thursdays in our Fernandina

Beach office. located in the 8 Flags Shopping

Center on S. 14'h Street. Call 904-261-6942 or

1-800-472-5625 for registration.


Locally Owned & Operated
"A company built one bale at a time cbrough
hard work and integrity over 18 years.
Fast, Friendly Serice-Installation Available

Patios Sidewalks &
Driveway Add-ons, starting at s599
We will meet orbeat any reasonable quotes.
Highest Quality Lowest Prices
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301 Schools &

NEEDED Become a Medical Office
Assistant at SC Train. No experience
needed. Online training gets you job
ready. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Interet
needed. (888)374-7294. ANF

302 Diet/Exercise
Nutritional Coaching. Call Ceceilia for
more info. (904) 507-8367

306 Lessons/Classes
extra income after taking course.
Flexible schedules, convenient
locations. Register now! Courses start
09/10/20172. Call 310-6273. Liberty
Tax Service. Smallfee for books.

GUITAR LESSONS Kinder Studios.
Acoustic, electric, fingerstyle. Banjo
instruction also available. Terry Thrift

503 Pets/Supplies
HAPPY JACK DuraSpot Latest
technology in flea, tick, mosquito &
mite control on dogs. Patented. At
fprm, feed & hardware stores.
Distributed by Fuller Supply (205)343-
3341. www.happyjackinc.com. ANF

601 Garage Sales
SAT. 8/18, 8AM-? 1637 Simmons
Rd., Femandina. Furniture, tools, toys,
& home decor.
GARAGE SALE Movin'g. Everything
goes. Household items, lawn mower,
bed, tools, toys, & antiques. 85180 St.
Thomas, in Lofton Creek. Sat. 8/18,
Sale for junior clothes, sizes 1 to 10.
Mostly designer. Hollister, American
Eagle, A&F, Big Star, etc. Jeans, shirts,
shoes. 95501 Sonoma Dr. Woodbridge
Subdivision behind Nassau Club Apts.
Thurs. 8/16 and Fri. 8/17 from 4pm to
7pm. Email: foxcharleeeivahoo.com for
more info.
Rd., Yulee. Sat. 8/18, 9am-2pm. Total
Gym $500, inc attch etc, never used.
Tel: 321-7906
GARAGE SALE 123 South Fletcher,
Main Beach. Sat 8/18, 9am-?. Variety
of goods.
87242 LENTS RD, YULEE. Huge
garage sale! Fri, Sat. & Sun. 8am-?.
White over stove microwave; glass
vases, ceramics, fondue plates,
stainless steel car muffler, everything
must go!
SAT 8/18 8AM-? 409 S. 6th St.
Two-year old GE W/D, environmentally
friendly lawn mower and misc.
household goods.
SATURDAY 8/18 8AM, 97330
Blackbeards Way, Yulee in Pirates
Wood. Electronics, home decor, weight
bench and weights and more!
Wood, Lafittes Way. Sat. 8/18, 8am-
2pm. Rain or shine. Furniture, TV's,
household items, & clothing.


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601 Garage Sales
equipment, bike, furniture, TV, & misc.
Sat. 8/18 & Sun. 8/19.

MUST'SELL S/S Lg fridge & freezer
set, 32x64 ea. $425/ea. Kenmore
Pro. Excellent cond. 321-7906

YARD SALE Fr. 8/17 & Sat. 8/18.
8am-12pm, Jacuzzi $2,100, christmas
ornaments, lights, odds and ends,
clothes and books. 2157 Lumina Ct.
Arbours of Amelia. Off Will Hardee.

602 Articles for Sale
commercial. For Sale. $500. (904)

FOR SALE 1996 Ford Boom Crane
Truck. Also, 2005 Polaris 700 Camo.
Call (904)219-5960.

S 603 Miscellaneous
MEET SINGLES right now! No paid
operators, just real people like you.
Browse greetings, exchange messages
& connect live. Try it free. Call now
(888)744-4426. ANF

802 Mobile Homes
clean on one acre. $795/mo. (904)

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

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

MAIN BEACH 3/2 townhouse
w/ocean view. 1 car garage, no assoc,
new carpet/paint/tile. Low mnt
exterior $249,000. (904) 321-0404

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


856 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-Furnishe
Nicely furnished, with 2-car garage,
pool, tennis courts. $1095/mo. Call
(904)261-0816 or (904)557-1682.

VILLA at A.I.P. Pool. Service
animals only. $1200/mo + utilities.

2BR/2BA Furnished or unfurnished.
$1,000 negotiable. Pool, tennis court,
close to beach. All appliances included.
Call (904)557-5823.

860 Homes-Unfurnished I

807 Cndominiums I FOR RENT 3BR/2BA at Flora Parke.
S o$1300/mo. Call Linda (321)231-3888.

FOR SALE Sears Pro-Form treadmill FSBO 2/1.5 Condo in Forest Ridge
(folds up), $100/OBO. Call (904)451- Village. 1.5 blocks from beach.
0746, Fernandina. Completely renovated! $132,000/OBO.

609 Appliances
REFRIGERATOR Runs good, perfect
for garage, $75. (904)557-1689

611 Home Furnishings
JAX Quality products 50-80% off
retail. Queen mattress sets $150.
Sofa/Love $399. 5pc Bed set $399.
House/Condo packages $1799. Call

end w/matching recliner chair. 42" Flat
screen Sony TV Small kitchen table
w/matching chairs, $600 for all. All in
excellent condition. Call (904) 557-
4449, 415-0361

FOR SALE New love seat, $475.
Converts to single bed. Red & gold
Victorian pattern. Call (904)451-0746,

621 Garden/
Lawn Equipment

- 23hp automatic, 48" cut with bagger,
213 hours. $1,300. (904)583-7114

701 Boats & Trailers
FOR SALE Boat, Motor, and Trailer,
like new. Motor: 100 HR, Trailer: all
new tires, rims, bearing etc; Custom T-
Top, many extras. (904)321-1641

705 Campers & Supplies

TRAILER One slideout. $5,500/OBO.

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

817 Other Areas
mountain home-w/guest house & lake
on 212+/-' acres divided, Independ-
ence, VA. 9/8/12 at 2pm on site at
1002 Saddle Creek Rd., Independence,
VA. Live & online. iron horse Auction
Co. (800)997-2248. NCAL3936.
VAAL580. ironhorseauction.com. ANF

852 Mobile Homes
acre located on Dwight Dr. $700/mo.
+ $700 deposit. 753-2155 or 753-2156

campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-5577.

4BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE on 1 acre
lot in Yulee. $850/mo. (904)225-2195

2BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE on 1/2 acre
located in Yulee. $700/mo. + $500
deposit. 491-4383 or (904)237-7324

855 Apartments

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

1BR/1BA dining/kitchen. Carport,
elect., water, garbage,.W/D, cable TV.
All furnished in Nassauville. 6 mo.
lease. $600/mo+$400 dep. 277-3819

Surf & Racquet. $1,500/mo. Call (904)
277-4284.or 583-8733.

AMEI'A PARK 1BR/1BA Executive
Apt. Fully furnished. DW, W/D, WiFi
connection. $895/mo + utilities.

ASK ABOUT FREE rent. Historic
District, 403 N. 4th St, 2BR cottage
downtown, ready to rent. CH&A, LR,
storage shed, fenced back yd. Clean
and Bright! $795 Drive by to see.
(904) 607-3121

4BR/3BA ISLAND HOME Open floor
plan with tile & wood floors. Large
bedrooms. In-ground pool with pool &
lawn service included. $1700 /month.

3BR/2BA Al 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.

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

ON ISLAND 4BR/3BA, 2800 sf split
plan with pool. One block to beach.
Available now with 12 month or longer
lease. Includes pool & lawn service.
$2,050/mo. (904)556-2929,

86097 Kutana Dr, 3BR/2BA DWMH,
ready to rent. CH&A, LR, stg shed.
Clean and Bright! $695. Go see. 904-

on large lot, near hospital. $950/mo.
Call (904)261-0816 or (904)557-1682.

to beach. $1350/mo. Lawn care
included. Call Michelle (904)583-1900.

2BR/1BA DUPLEX -.1524 Stewart
Ave., near American Beach. Stove &
'refrig., CH&A, washer/dryer. $795/mo.

BEAUTIFUL 3/2 Remodeled on 1+
acres. Appl's included. $995/mo. +
dep. 96686 Chester Rd. (904)491-
6008 or (904)910-5913.

861 Vacation Rentals
Island. 3BR/2BA .ground floor. Newly
renovated, pets ok. Next to pool,
ponds, and tennis courts. One block
from beach. $950/wkl and monthly
avail. Pis call (904)415-3437.

Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

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


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.

1549 Geddes Lane 2120 sf. 3BR/2.5BA

furnished town home in the Amelia Park

neighborhood. Open two story floor plan with
kitchen overlooking family area. Pets ok. On

Island. $1,650/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.

2418 Cashen Wood Drive 1266 sf, 3BR/2BA

house shaded by huge oak trees. Tile through

main living area. Eat in kitchen open to Family

Room. Custom paint throughout. Family room

and Master BR have fireplace. Large wrap around

porch with half covered. Mostly fenced in

backyard. Washer and dryer. Pets ok. On island.


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General Manager

Lee Richardson

23525 Bahama Point, #1621 --1435 sf 3BR/2BA
Second floor unit with vaulted ceilings and amazing
views of the lake from the Master Suite, Kitchen,
Dining Room and Porch. Living Room features a
wood burning fireplace with stone surround! Large
open Kitchen with Breakfast 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.
30936 Paradise Commons #227 1143 sf 2BR/2BA
totally renovated Amelia Lakes condo with custom
paint and fixtures. This 2nd floor unit is withineasy
walking distance to pool and other amenities. Pets ok.
Off Island. $900/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
ok. OffIsland. $950
31010 Paradise C6mmons, #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/1BA first floor duplex
located on the North end of Amelia Island. Bright and
open with large yard and carport. Pets ok. On Island.
224 Division St. 875 sf, 2BR/1BA recently
renovated Fernandina bungalow! New carpet and
paint throughout the entire home. Open floor plan
with lots a natural light. Out back is a fully fenced
backyard with storage shed. Washer and dryer. Owner
installed solar panels dramatically reduces power bill.
Pets OK. On Island. $800/mo.

Brad Holland

Jane Collins

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1864 Commercial/Retail CURTISS H.
SPACE FOR LEASE US 17 & A1A in Real Estate In
Yulee. (904)225-2195 e l Es e, I .

863 Office
space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For info call
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644
available in prime historic district
location. Centre and 2nd Street.
Multiple offices available. Call to
discuss your needs and pricing.
Suite.. Hardwood floors, brick
exposures, new windows,
reception area and more. (3)
Offices, (2) Bathrooms. Must see!
$1250/mo. (904)261-9556
Office Space All utilities, CAM, & tax
included. 2 rooms; 370sf. $695. Call

1 Bedroom Special

Starting at 500/mo.

with $99 security deposit

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865 Warehouse
warehouse w/12'X15' office & bath. Two
12X12 roll up doors. Amelia Island
Industrial Park, 2424-B Lynndale Rd. Call
Jim Deal 261-6230 or cell 415-0423.

866 Wanted to Rent
APT. or house share in Fernandina
Beach. Call (703)296-5876.

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Needs volunteers to help Nassau County
familie- who need food, helter
and basic necersllles.
Call: 904 .261-7000 for more Info

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Amelia Island, FL
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338 TARPON AVE., 338 Tarpon Ave., 3 Plex FLORA PARKE 3 BR/2 BA very nice home
at Main Beach. $265,000 MLS#54661 $163,000 MLS# 56950.

Amelia By The Sea, Ground Floor Unit! 2/2 96209 CAPTAINS POINTE Rb. Premium
$295,000 MLS #57243 residential lot in gated community. $119,900

5494 Ervin St, Great opportunity on the corner.of 633 Ocean Ave (house)& 634 N. Fletcher
Lewis and Ervin street on historical American Beach. (lot) combined properties. One quarter (1/4)
This 50'x115' lot is fenced. Price includes two interest for sale. "As Is" $150,000
homes being sold "as is" with the right to inspect MLS#55815.
The homes are presently occupied. Beware of dogs
in the yard. Call for appt. $190,000 MLS#55370

Summer Beach FOR RENT
Let us professionally
Lots manage your property for you!

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

*Lot 13 Avery Rd.

$44,000 #56772

L4 5 v0 Commercial Office Space Available.
$44,1939 1949 S. 8TH St., $300/mo + tax & utilities per unit

S2820B FirstAve.2BR/1.5BATownhouse 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 ISL $950./mo
*2519 S. Fletcher Ave. 3BR/2.5BA with 2880
sq.ft GRAND OLD BEACH house with
unusual floor plan and lots of parking
$1,650/mo. plus utilities.
* 23820 Flora Park Blvd. 4BR/2BA 1988 approx.
sq.ft home. $1.350/mo. plus until. Avail.
S76129 Long Pond Loop 3BR/2BA 1723 sq.fL
$1,200 plus utilities
S2BR/IBA furnished 1801 S. Fletcher Ave.
$1,650/mo. includes most utilities, water,
sewer, garbage, cable and internet. Available
late August
2BR/IBA Ocean-view.487 S. Fletcher. Across
the street from the beach.All util, wi-fi.TV &
*3BR/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$ 18501wk plus taxes & cleaning fee.
* Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 rooms)
with bath, 576 sq. ft $1050/mo. + sales tax.
* Five Points Village 1,200 sq. ftAIA/S 8th St
exposure Great for retail, services,or office.
$1,200/mo +sales tax.
*Amelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) 910
approx sqft., 3 offices, reception area, kitchen
and bathroom.$1450/mo.+ utilities.
S1839 S. 8th St adjacent to Huddle House,
1,800 sq.ft $1700/mo. lease + tax. Sale also
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