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3-2 vote

cuts city

fee hike
City commissioners voted Tuesday
against a higher franchise fee increase
proposed by City Manager Joe Gerrity
to balance the 2012-13 budget. That
means the city must make further cuts
in services, maintain a lower reserve
fund or come up with more revenues
in the budget that takes effect Oct. 1.
Final decisions will be made next
month after two public hearings.
Commissioners on Tuesday voted
3-2 to increase the city-imposed Florida
Public Utility franchise fee from 5.5 to
6 percent rather than up to the 7.3 per-
cent proposed in the city manager's
budget. The increase would bring in an
estimated $128,000, rather than an esti-
mated $338,780 from the larger fee.
Commissioners Charles Corbett,
Sarah Pelican and Tim Poynter voted
against the higher increase.
"This will have a serious effect on
our budget," Mayor Arlene Filkoff said
after the vote. "I'm not sure why you
didn't vote 'yes.'... Now we've said the
budget is not OK. What are we going
to do to balance it?"
"When we chose this revenue
stream, (it meant) everyone in the city
would help pay, notjust everyone who
owns property," Filkoff said. "You
rarely can get money from people who
are not property owners."
"I disagreed with the budget and
I've been clear about this," Poynter
said. 'The reason we did (a franchise
fee increase) was so everyone would
share in the cost. I've never embraced
this budget, I'mjust being consistent."

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Family Support Services of North
Florida is ranked first in the state for
the number of children adopted from
foster care last fiscal year.
The lead agency for foster care,
adoption and family preservation in
Duval and Nassau counties was suc-
cessful in placing 318 foster children in
permanent homes through adoption
in fiscal year 2011-12.
With 3,252 foster children adopted
statewide last year, one in 10 children
adopted from foster care in Florida in
2011-12 were adopted through FSS, a
local non-profit agency.
"FSS continues to work in partner-
ship with Judge David Gooding, plac-
ing a strong emphasis on finding per-
manent homes for children in foster
care," said Lee Kaywork, chief execu-
tive director, FSS. "When a child
becomes available for adoption, we
leave no stone unturned in finding that
child a 'forever home' and Judge
Gooding leads the charge in ensuring
adoptions do not languish in the
"As FSS celebrates 10 years of serv-
ice in this community, we are proud of
this achievement in adoption,"
Kaywork added.
FSS continues to hold the state
record for the highest number of fos-
ter children adopted in a year having
placed 546 foster children in adoptive
homes in fiscal year 2007-8. That year,
nearly 19 percent of foster children
adopted in Florida were adopted
through FSS.
Kaywork said that FSS also focuses
on family preservation services to help
at-risk families thereby preventing chil-
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Gov. Rick Scott, above left, admires the shrimp catch Wednesday with Captain Mike Adams, right, and
Florida Fish & Wildlife Executive Director Nick Wiley, center, after a day working on Adams' shrimp
boat. Below, the governor sorts shrimp with Barbara Bryant.


Due to recent heavy
downpours, a pair
of oversaturated
huge water oak
trees fell Monday
onto Suarez Bluff
Road, making this
designated Canopy
Road impassable
for several hours.
A.Nassau County
Road and Bridge
crew led by Jerry
Cooner responded
to remove the trees
and clear the road.
Recent rainfall
totals make the
county especially
susceptible to dam-
age from storms in
the near future. Are
you ready for
Hurricane Isaac?
See page 4A.


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Continuing his focus on job cre-
atli ni Jhd promoting Florida's seafood
industry, Gov. Rick Scott spent his 12th
"Let's Get to Work Day" on Captain
Mike Adams' shrimp boat Wednesday.
Scott's workday began when he
arrived at Adams' dock along the Bells
River at 4:45 a.m. After meeting the
ship's captain and his one-person crew,
Scott began filling coolers with ice to
prepare for the day's catch.
Once Adams' shrimp boat, the Bag
Bo.y, was loaded and ready to set sail for
thle ii hing grounds; Scott and Adams
talked about the challenges and bene-
fits of being a second-generation
shrimper fishing the inland waterways.
Sco tt assisted in deploying nets and
Ii awli ng the Bells and the Jolly rivers.
Sctt helped sort each load of
shrimp and pack it on ice for trans-
porting to market.
At the end of the day Scott helped
prepare the nets and equipment for
the next day's run. Upon returning to
the dock, he helped move the coolers,
each weighing about 50 pounds and
fully loaded with shrimp and ice, from
the Bag Boy to Adams' truck for the
trip to the local seafood market.
At the market shrimp is sorted,
weighed and sold to wholesale dis-
tributors, local restaurants and shop-
pers. Adams and crew brought in about
450 pounds of wild shrimp Wednesday.
As a licensed commercial fisher-
man, Adams typically brings in seven
pulls of shrimp throughout the day,
and his boat is certified to hold up to
5,500 pounds of seafood.
"There are people like Captain
Mike, who work hard day in and day
out to provide for their families and
keep Florida's economy moving in the
right direction, and I am proud to work
alongside him today," Scott said.
Florida's seafood industry has a
$5.7 billion impact on Florida's econo-
my and provides about 110,000 jobs.
The estimated total commercial har-
vest for all shrimp in Florida produces
about 20 million pounds and is worth
about $40 million. Florida's shrimp
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Clara Davis-Stamps

Mrs. Clara Davis-Stamps,
age 73, of Fernandina Beach
passed away on Saturday,
August 18, 2012 at Community
Hospice of Jacksonville.
The viewing will be held
today, Friday, August 24, at Huff
and Battise Funeral Home locat-
ed at 410 Beech Street, Fernan-

Veva Arlene Faircloth
Veva Arlene Faircloth, age
75, of Yulee, Florida passed
away peacefully on Tuesday,
August 21, 2012 at her home
surrounded by her family and in
the care of Community Hospice
of N.E. Fla.
A native of St. Louis,
Missouri, Mrs. Faircloth had
resided in Missouri for many
years with her husband. In 1987
they began traveling together
for the next eight years, touring
the country recreationally, set-
tling in Yulee, Fla., where they
have lived for the past fifteen
During her career she
worked as a restaurant manag-
er at different locations in
Missouri for twenty-five years
before her retirement. She also
assisted her husband, Bob, in
his equipment and contracting
business. Throughout her life
Mrs. Faircloth enjoyed many
activities, including being an
avid bingo player and spending

Richard R. Locker
Mr. Richard R. "Dick"
Locker of Fernandina Beach
passed away on Sunday after-
noon, August 19, 2012 one day
before his 89th birthday at
Quality Healthcare of Fernan-
Born in Benton Harbor, MI,
he was one of four children
born to the late Frank J.'and
Crystal E. Kool Locker. After
graduating from Bridgeman
High School, Bridgeman, MI,
Class of 1941, he enlisted in the
U.S. Army Air Corps. His career
path quickly led him to certifi-
cation as a Pilot for multiple
engine aircraft that participat-
ed in the vital China-Burma-
India campaigns associated with
WWII. After a decorated active
duty, he was honorably dis-
charged, returned home and
enrolled in College in Kalama-
zoo, MI.

Ed Gandy
1927 2008

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We'll love you

Love, Your wife
Margie and
Your children,
Deborah McBride,
Scott Gandy
& Paul Candy

dina Beach, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
The funeral services will be
held on Saturday, August 25,
2012 at First Missionary Baptist
Church, located at 20 S. Ninth
St., Fernandina Beach, at 10
a.m., Dr. Darien K. Bolden Sr.
Huff& Bartise Funeral Home

time outdoors.
She was preceded in death
by her mother, Rosella Mamie
Copeland, and her son, Dennis
Gilmore. She is survived by her
husband of thirty-five years,
Bobby Wayne Faircloth of
Yulee, Florida, son, Alan
Gilmore (Marie) of Columbia,
Mo., daughter, Donna Hanson
of Yulee, Fla., and two broth-
ers, Loren Jones (Mary) of
Pacific, Mo., and James Jones
(Linda) of Hazelwood, Mo.
The family received friends
on Thursday evening from 5
until 7 PM. at Eternity Funeral
Home in Yulee. Funeral serv-
ices will be held today at 11
A.M. from the graveside in
Hughes Cemetery in Yulee.
In lieu of flowers memorials
may be made to Community
Hospice of N.E. Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
FL 32257.
Eternity Funeral Homes &

In 1950,
while visiting a
Navy friend in
FL; on a blind
S date he met his
future' wife,
Kathleen V.
Sceals, whom he married in
1951. The newlyweds made
their first home in New Troy,
MI. In 1954, the Lockers came
to Jacksonville. After settling in
Jacksonville, Mr. Locker joined
the FLA Air National Guard as
an "Alert Pilot," which soon
placed him back into a status
of active duty. His career as a
Pilot continued until he retired
as a Lt.Colonelin 1983. In 1987,
he and his wife built a new
home and relocated to Amelia
Island. For the past 25 years,
the island has been their home.
Mr. Locker leaves behind,
his wife of 61 years, Kathleen
"Kitty" Locker, now a resident at
Osprey Village Assisted Living,
two brothers, Robert E. Locker
(Dorothy), Lake City, FL, Tracy
L. Locker (Jan), Fernandina
Beach, FL and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be.held
on, August 29, 2012 at 10:30 am
from the graveside in Jackson-
ville National Cemetery.
His family invites and will
receive friends at a luncheon
reception, in honor of Dick's
life, immediately following the
graveside service at the Crowne
Plaza, 14670 Duval Road,
Jacksonville, Florida.
Please share his life story at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors




The city of Fernandina Beach set a tentative
budget of $727,948 for the 1962-63 fiscal year.
August 23, 1962
Beach renourishment and funding were the
recurring themes at a packed conference of the
Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association at
the Amelia Island Plantation.
August 27, 1987
The Fernandina Beach Commission authorized
attorney Buddy Jacobs to move forward with beach
easement acquisitions as part of a proposed beach
renourishment project.
August 23, 2002



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Open meetings are open
to anyone, including non-
alcoholics, families, etc., who
may be interested in Alcohol-
ics Anonymous. All sched-
uled AA meetings are non-
smoking and one hour in

Alcoholics Anonymous
meetings for people who
have, or think they may
have, a drinking problem are
held Mondays at noon and
Saturday at 10 a.m. at
Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church, Atlantic Avenue
(across fiom Ft. Clinch
entrance). Enter the meet-
ings through the side door.

The Fernandina Beach
Group meets in the Amelia
Room, 906 S. Seventh St.,
Monday at 6:30 p.m. (begin-
ners); Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
(open discussion); Wed-
nesdays at 7 a.m. (open 12
& 12 study) and 11 a.m.

(open step meeting);
Thursday at 7a.m. (open -
Big Book study), 11 a.m.
(open discussion) and 6;30
p.m. (open Big Book
study); Fridays at 11 a.m.
(open Big Book study) and
7 p.m. (open meditation,
speaker); and Saturdays at 7
a.m. (open- discussion) and
6:30 p.m. (open discus-
sion). Call 261-8349.

The Downtown Group
meets at the Alachua Club,
corner of Third and Alachua
streets, Fernandina, on
Monday at 8 p.m. (open -
12 & 12 study): Tuesdays at
8 p.m. (open speaker);
Wednesday at 8:15 p.m.
(open men's discussion);
Thursday at 8 p.m. (open -
discussion); Fridays at 8
p.m. (open -discussion);
and Saturdays at 8 a.m.,
(open discussion) and 8
p.m. (open relationships).
Call 261-3580.


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

The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club meets each
Wednesday from noon-1
p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club. Call

Bernice Kelley at 261-7923
or Barb Kent at 277-4071.
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. On Aug. 29 Owen
Taylor will speak about the
Jacksonville Axemen rugby
team. Call Melanie Ferreira
at 321-5675.

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@
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PHC Tn. C r'TT'n Tnr T E AMEL1 /ISLANI '! I-,. I l ,,
The Amelia Island Museunm of History invites you to
attend its next Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, Sept.
5 at noon. This month's speaker will be Jim Longacre,
and the topic will be Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S.
Grant on Amelia Island. During the course of their
lives, fate and circumstance brought both of these
famous Civil War generals to Fernandina. Longacre
will explore both men's unexpected rise to promi-
nence, and discuss the events that led these two
American icons to Amelia Island. This program is free
and open to the public. For more information contact
Gray at 261-7378, ext 102


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
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.
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson Assoc-
iates Inc. will hold concealed
weapon license courses at 6
p.m. today and Aug. 30. A
basic with defensive tactics
course will be held at 7:45
a.m. Aug. 25. For details and
the complete schedule con-
tact Belson at 491-8358,
(904) 476-2037 or
gbelson@bellsouth.net. Visit
Libraries closed
The Nassau County
Public Library System will
be closed on Monday, Sept. 3
in observance of the Labor
Day holiday. Book drops will
remain open.
Divorce support
DivorceCare is a 13-week
support group and seminar
for people who are experi-
encing separation and
divorce. Each session fea-
tures videotapes with nation-
ally recognized experts on
divorce and recovery topics
and an opportunity for group
discussion of the emotional
and painful issues surround-
ing this topic. This is a non-
denominational group for all
persons. A new group is

forming now and will start at
6:15 p.m. on Sept. 5. For the
location, registration and
information call 261-9527.
There is also a dinner each
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and
all are welcome.

Rotary walk
The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise pres-
ents the COA Walk-A-Thon
to honor grandparents on
Sept. 8 (Grandparent's Day
is Sept. 9). This is a fundrais-
er for services the Council
on Aging offers seniors and
caregivers and the "trans-
portation disadvantaged"
(unable to drive and without
other means of mobility).
Check in at 9 a.m. at the
COA Transportation Center,
102 North 13th St. Indivi-
duals 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 lyengar
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, instable, big or little to
practice yoga. The ability to
apply modifications 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.




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CITY Continued from 1A
The franchise fee is imposed
by the city to give a utility exclu-
sive rights to a territory. It is
included each month on every
utility bill paid by a customer
of FPU in the city. FPU passes
along the total amount of the
fee to its customers, as required
by law.
To balance the budget with-
out the additional revenue from
the higher fee, Finance Director
Patti Clifford said commission-
ers could remove $250,(X() bud-
,geted for beach renourishment
or about $160,000 set aside for
street resurfacing and put it
toward the city's reserve fund
Gerrity asked if commis-
sioners would like to have the
franchise fee at 6 percent and
look at taking money from
street resurfacing projects.
"Typically paving is the first to
go," Gerrity said.
He suggested commission-
ers agree to a 20 percent.
reserve fund as a minimum. He
also was concerned about how
much the franchise fee actually
will provide, given that those
numbers are variable because
they are dependent on how.
much electricity city residents
use. Residents tend to cut back
on electricity use as costs rise.
"I can tell you right now, I'm
not comfortable with it," Gerrity
said. "We'll just have to monitor
On Monday, at a special
budget workshop, Gerrity had
presented minor adjustments
to the city's general fund that
would have increased the
reserve funds to 22.46 percent,
which is still below the recom-
mended rate of 25 percent.
Those included a $250,000
increase in property tax rev-
enues, based on a higher mill-
age rate; $90,000 that was pre-
viously going to be spent on a
new roof for the Fernandina
Beach library, which instead
will be expanded with capital
funding under the Forward
Fernandina plan; a $25,712
reduction in police and fire-
fighter workmen's compensa-
tion; and a $26,962 reallocation
in life insurance savings, among
other adjustments.
Gerrity's adjustments also
restored the entire after-school
program at the Martin Luther
King Jr./Elm Street Community
Center. Previously, one week-
day of the program had been
cut. Another adjustment was
the restoration of weekend
openings of the Peck
Community Center gym, which
had also previously been .
slashed. Cutting the two pro-
grams would have saved the
city a little less than $10,000
City commissioners at
Monday's meeting also made
final decisions on the distribu-
tion of $35,000 set aside in the
budget for local nonprofit
Commissioners approved
$25,000 to Social Services for
Aged and Poor, which covers
water and sewer bills for desti-
tute city residents; $10,000.to
the Amelia Island Museum of
History, which operates a city
welcome center on the water-
front; $5,000 to the Council on
Aging; $3,000 to Nassau Mental
Health; $1,000 to Micah's Place;
and $1,000 to the Barnabas
Gerrity's budget includes
the higher "rollback" property
tax rate of 6.3001 mills per
$1,000 of property value.
Commissioners already
approved the tentative higher
village rate, but still have the
opportunity to lower it before
the budget is finalized. The new
rate requires a four-fifths major-
ity vote by commissioners
because it exceeds the maxi-
mum rollback rate allowed by
the state.
"(This budget) doesn't mean
we have to spend everything,"
Poynter said. "I hope we can
get more creative... we're run-
ning out of (city employees) to
cut. If we continue doing things
the same way it's not going to.
Gerrity said discretionary
projects would be delayed so
the budget could be monitored
as the year progresses.
The first public budget hear-
ing is set for 5:05 p.m. Sept. 4 at
City Hall, 204 Ash St. The sec-
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City commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday fees in sev-
eral city departments.
Below are selected fee increases, and some new fees, that
will be implemented in the next fiscal year to help balance the city
Other fees that will be increased in fiscal 2012-13, which begins
Oct. 1, are the city's franchise fee that will be seen on electric bills
(from 5.05 to 6 percent) and the city property tax millage rate,
which will increase to 6.3001 from this fiscal year's rate of 5.4605.
Community Development Department fees
Building code permits
Jobs less than $1,000 with no plan review
and non-structural $50
SJobs less than $1,000 with no plan review
and non-structural $50
Electrical code
Jobs less than $1,000 with no plan review
and requiring only one inspection $50
Gas code
Jobs less than $1,000 with no plan review
and requiring only one inspection $50
Mechanical code
Jobs less than $1,000 with no plan review
and requiring only one inspection $50
Plumbing code
Jobs less than $1,000 with no plan review
and requiring only one inspection $50
Resort Rental Dwelling Permit Yearly inspection fee $150
Large public records requests
From $12/hour to $14.75/hour personnel assistance
Fire department fees
Construction plan review
From 35 percent of building permit to 40 percent
of building permit
Special event mini-emergency response vehicle $20/hour
Fernandina Beach Municipal Golf Course
Membership B 18 holes walking fee From $84 to $89.88
Membership D
Player Development Program
Cart fee from $29.99 to $32.09
* Fernandina Harbor Marina fees
* Recreational vessel dockage
Short-term hourly from 0.40/hour to $5/three hours
Weekly internal slips From $6.25/foot to $6.50/foot
Monthly internal slips From $13/foot to $13.50/foot
* Dinghy dockage (10 feet maximum)
Dockage only Daily $3 Weekly $15 Monthly $50
With showers -.Daily $7 Weekly $15 Monthly $50
With captain's lounge access add
Daily $10 Weekly $50 Monthly $145
* Parks & Recreation Department fees
* After school program From $50/week city to $55/week city
From $62.50/week non-city to $68/week non-city
*After school tutoring center
From $5/week city residents only to
$10/week city residents only
$60/summer city residents only,
$30/summer each additional sibling
* Summer camp
From $80/week city to $85/week city and $75 each sibling
From $100/week non-city to $106/week non-city
..... and $96'eath sibling
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From $112.50 non-city to $119 non-city
* Couples four-month pool pass From $135 city to $140 city
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From $225 non-city to $231 non-city
* Daily lap swim From $2 all to $3 city and $5 non-city
* Daily water aerobics From $5 all to $5 city and $6 non-city
* Open water scuba From $250 all to $275 all
*Atlantic auditorium commercial rental full day
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*Atlantic Avenue Recreation Room (former Teen Center)
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Private half day $200 city $250 non-city
Civic full day $150 Civic half day $100
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Open/green space half day From $25 city to $50 city
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From $62.50 non-city to $125 non-city
* Cemetery lots From $1,000 city to $1,200 city
From $1,250 non-city to $1,500 non-city
* Pole banner hanging fee $5 per pole
* City resident ID card $5
* Water/Wastewater Department fees
* Water service base facility charges
5/8-inch meter from $10.31 to.$10.62
1-inch meter from $23.80 to $24.51
2-inch meter from $73.23 to $75.43
3-inch meter from $145.13 to $149.48
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5/8-inch meter from $30.27 to $31.18
1-inch meter from $72.97 to $75.16
2-inch meter from $229.55 to $236.44
Multi-family service rate from $28.48 to $29.33
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supply is critical

Florida Department of Children
and Families and the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's
Food Safety and Inspection
Service want to remind you to
think about food safety during
your hurricane preparations.
This will ensure that you and
your family have access to food
in the event of an emergency
and also help prevent any food-
borne illnesses during a power
outage or flooding.
The Department of Children
and Families' "Food for Florida"
disaster relief program provides
emergency food assistance to
families in need after a hurri-
cane or another disaster. DCF
runs the "Food for Florida" pro-
gram under federal guidance
from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
Individuals and families
should have an emergency plan
in place that includes safe food
and water storage. Here are
some steps that will help you
feed your families safely:
Keep an appliance ther-
mometer in the refrigerator and
freezer to help determine if food
is safe during power outages.
The refrigerator temperature
should be 400 F or lower and
the freezer should be 0 F or
Store food on shelves that
will be safely.out of the way of

contaminated water in case of
Have coolers on hand to
keep refrigerator food cold if the
power will be out for more than
4 hours.
Purchase or make ice and
store in the freezer for use in
the refrigerator or in a cooler.
Freeze gel packs ahead of time
for use in coolers.
Keep refrigerator and
freezer doors closed as much
as possible. A refrigerator will
keep food cold for about 4 hours
if you keep the door closed. A
full freezer will keep its temper-
ature for about 48 hours (24
hours if half-full).
S* Discard any perishable
food (such as meat, poultry, fish,
soft cheeses, milk, eggs, left-
overs and deli items) that have
been kept in a refrigerator or
freezer above 400 F for two
hours'or more.
Undamaged, commercial-
ly prepared foods in all-metal
cans or pouches can be saved.
Use bottled water that has
not been exposed to flood
waters. If bottled water is not
available, tap water can be boiled
for safety.
To prepare your family for a
hurricane, go to the state of
Florida's "Get a Plan" site at
www.floridadisaster.org. For
more information about the
"Food for Florida" program, go
to www.dcf.state.fl.us/ff.

Are you ready for Hurricane Isaac?

Tropical Storm Isaac is
moving across the Caribbean
and is expected to pose a risk
to Florida early next week as a
hurricane. Are you ready?
Everyone should be pre-
pared for up to 72 hours with
the necessary supplies in the
event of loss of power or other
Now is the time to prepare
a plan for yourself, your fami-
ly and pets and your business.
If a family member or friend
has access or functional needs
be sure to identify a shelter
that can accommodate those
needs in case of an evacuation.
Check batteries and replace
if needed, update personal
papers, refresh the water and
non-perishable food supply and
verify that your emergency
contact information is up to
date. If you do not currently
have a disaster supply kit, take

The St. Johns River Water
Management District has
added information to its web-
site to assist the public and
local governments access
resources during severe storm
The web pages (flori-
daswater.com/storm) include
links to flood statements and
warnings, river stage and flood-
ing data and local government

the time to create one for your
family and business.
Take Ihe time now to build
a disaster supply kit including
your emergency plan and
needed supplies to be on your
own for up to 72 hours after a
disaster strikes.
Follow evacuation orders
and emergency alerts from
local officials. When evacuat-
ing in a disaster, remember
that you only need to evacu-
ate tens of miles, not hundreds
of miles to a location out of the
storm's path. Use the online
tools available at
www.ready.gov and www.flori-
dadisaster.org to aid you in
developing your plan.
Learn how to strengthen
your home and business
against hurricanes to help mit-
igate the damage. A little plan-
ning ahead of a storm can
make the difference in recov-

Isaac andJoyce
Tropical Storm Isaac is moving across the Caribbean
with Tropical Storm Joyce on its heels in the Atlantic. Isaac
could pose a hurricane risk to Florida early next week.
It is too early to predict landfall for either storm in the
United States, but all computer models show that Isaac
could bring substantial rain to Flo:.ida
Visit www.fbnewsleader.corn for updates through the


ery after a storm strikes.
Download FEMA's mobile app
so you can access important
safety tips on what to do
before, during and after a hur-
For information on evacu-
ating in Florida, download the
FDEM's mobile app, Florida
Evacuates, where up to date
information on shelters and
hotel partners' availability will
be posted.
Review your local emer-

for possible flood

emergency contacts. Also
included are links to the
National Weather Service,
Florida Division of Emergency
Management and the U.S.
Geological Survey's interactive
map of current conditions in
the state.
Florida's many.waterways
and extensive coastline make
the state especially vulnerable
to floods. When hurricanes

and other storms bring high
volumes of rain in short peri-
ods of time, flooding can result.
The district works closely
with local governments year-
round to develop improved
flood management plans, and
to help communities establish
and implement strategies to
deal with floods once they
occur. Local governments are
the primary entities responsi-
ble for implementing state-of-
emergency declarations, evac-
uations and rescue efforts
during flood-related disasters.
Partnerships between the
public and government enti-
ties are necessary to minimize
flooding impacts, protect per-
sonal property and assist flood
victims during and after
In the event of a tropical
storm or hurricane, the dis-

agency management informa-
tion prior to a disaster. Take a
moment to understand the
National Hurricane Center
warning and alerts. All of these
simple steps will help prepare
your family in case of a disas-
For more information on
how you can prepare your
emergency plan and build your
own disaster supply kit, visit
and www.floridadisaster.org.

trict assists local governments
by issuing emergency orders
that allow for the pumping of
water to alleviate flooding
when public health and safety
are at risk. The District also
issues emergency orders to
authorize repair, replacement
or restoration of public and pri-
vate property.
To prepare for a hurricane:
Keep debris out of storm
drains and ditches.
Report clogged ditches
to local governments.
Clean out gutters and
extending downspouts at least
four feet from the home.
Build up the ground.
around the home to promote
drainage away from the foun-
Obtain flood insurance
through the National Flood
Insurance Program.


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A curmudgeon, an iPhone

and a vocabulary lesson

It all bI:gani innocently
ad(l\ 'i, .in s in P'a idi (e.
1 r1,;ir l Slorm i)clbbl y waas
tlh:ro\in' heip ~ w i:eig ht around
th( neighborhood. but after
coIIiiultiilg two w Ieather chaln-
nel '(( decidekld that Andrew
had p](nly of hime for his
undlay bike ride before she(
visictld Ainil'i;. island. Offi ie
went, L ind I began mry usual
SuLInday roIuin(.
IH : \ a; back in l-',s lthan a
half an hu.LI "Dreinched" does
not ad( I qat'ly describe how
wet lie was. His wet spots had
wet spots. Alter we had a
good lauihi, he was in dry
clothes and began to empty
the lanny pack will all of the
essentials that accompany
him on his bike ride. Eve ry
item was either very drippy or
very soggy.
His poor little white
Samsung cell phone had not
escaped Dlebby's ministra-
tions: it looked more than a lit-
tle bedraggled. Andrew care-
fully pried it open and laid its
innards out to dry. He had not
wanted a cell phone in the
first place, but several years of
mobile communications had
'led hiln to grudgingly admit
that the thing came in handy
when he was out and about.
More importantly on that wet
Sunday, he hoped his contact
list was still intact. It had
taken him years to accumu-
late all of those names and
The Samsung seemed dry,
or dry enough, and he put it
back together in a day or two.
When he cranked it up, the
screen looked like a lava light,
with a few lightning bolts
thrown in. Off to Radio Shack,
the holder of our service con-
tract, for help in resurrecting
the dead phone and, more
importantly, retrieving all of
those names and numbers.
I knew we were in trouble
when he didn't come back as
soon as I thought he would.
The poor little Samsung had
been declared dead to the
world. According to the clerk,
no amount of electronic
voodoo was ever-going to res-
urrect its contact list.
After several trips to Radio
Andrw came honei 1 w it h
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new phone
which was
the result of
a one-time-
only special
good deal.
He would
have been
crazy to turn
down a new
phone for a

problem was, it was a fancy-
dancy iPhone with all sorts of
bells, whistles and strange
things called "apps." He
learned to hate it on the short
drive home. That was when
he delivered his first soliloquy
on how people are getting too
enamored with all of these
overly complicated electronic
gizmos. He retreated to his
study, and I watched as light-
ning bolts and black clouds
periodically rolled out into the
hallway I don't think I'd ever
heard an electronic gadget
called those names.
His complaints carried
over into the next week. This
new iPhone was twice the size
of his old one and would not
fit into the usual nooks and
crannies he had stuffed the
Samsung. It had too many
doodads on it, and it would be
too expensive to replace. The
list went on and on.
We went to the free tutorial
John Dyal of Computer Guys
of Amelia conducts on
Tuesday at Gourmet
Gourmet. The more doodads
John explained, the more
pained Andrew's expression
became. He just wanted to
make and receive telephone
calls, and he considered the
rest of the iPhone's amenities
as irritants that drove the
price up.
I, on the other hand, began
to covet Andy's iPhone. I
wanted several of the fancy
apps it afforded, like weather
and news. Two days later, I
announced that I wanted my
own iPhone, so back to Radio
Shack we went. Our long-suf-
fering clerk was explaining
the intricacies of procuring an
iPhone for me when Andrew
got the bright idea of swap-
ping phirines
I watched the clerk grew

transfixed as Andy explained
that I could have his pesky
iPhone and he would take my
Samsung, which was the twin
to his late, lamented model.
We would have to go to the
Sprint store in the River City
Market Place to have the con-
tact lists swapped from one
phone to another. It turned
out to be a very successful
Friday night. I had my iPhone,
the curmudgeon had his little
white Samsung back and din-
ner at Olive Garden was deli-
Andrew shakes his head in
amusement when I announce
the latest app that I've pur-
chased and quietly pats the
pocket where he's secreted
his small Samsung. I can't
wait until our next road trip.
At noon, he will reach for the
car radio and announce that
Rush Limbaugh is about to
start pontificating. I'll hand
him my much maligned
iPhone, complete with ear
buds, so he can listen to the
El Rushbo app.
I will drive down the road
in splendiferous silence.

Voter registration
A voter registration work--
shop is scheduled from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the
Peck Center, 516 South 10th
St. It is sponsored by prince
Chapel AME Church.
Democratic Club
The Democratic Club of
Amelia Island invites the pub-
lic to attend its next dinner
meeting to be held at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club,
2860 Bill Melton Road, on
Aug. 28. The doors will open
at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.
The speaker for the
evening ivill be Natishia Y.
Stevens, the regional organiz-
er for the ACLU of Northeast
Florida. Stevens is a Jackson-

ville native and a graduate of
FAMU with a degree in crimi-
nal justice and extensive
experience in organizing in
churches and community-
based outreach programs and
is familiar with the political
structure in Northeast
Florida. The topic for the
evening will be voter rights
and candidate scorecards.
To reserve, please send a
check for $15 per person,
payable to DCAI, to: DCAI,
P.O. Box 1153, Fernandina
Beach FL 32035. Checks may
also be dropped off at the
Club headquarters located at
the corner of Eighth and Date
streets in Fernandina Beach.
To reserve by phone or
email, contact Carla Voisard
at (904) 849-7076 or csvois

Manufacturers focused

on retaining customers

Mr. Goodwrench was the
pioneer of car companies
promoting their dealers'
service operations. Today,
we hear radio commercials,
see print ads and watch TV
spots encouraging owners to
have their local dealers deliv-
er factory parts and service
forthe owner base. Ford and
Toyota are big players in this
effort. Are these manufactur-
ers just being supportive of
their dealer body? No. The
statistic is that only 25 per-
cent of new car buyers
become regular service cus-
tomers when it is not a war-
ranty issue. Couple that with
another statistic: 50 percent
of regular service customers
will repurchase at that deal-
ership. That equates to only
12.5 percent that are assured
to repurchase at that dealer-
ship. Imagine the upside if
the 25 percent retention
could be raised to 40 percent.
This manufacturer focus
has been a win for the owner
base. Maintenance services
from oil changes to tires
have been priced to compete
with the independents. The

wants deal-
ers to be in
the quick-
.. lube busi-
ness and be
open to all
S makes and
models. It
REFFER'S sense.
CORNER Indepen-
dents wel-
come all
Rick Keffer models,
why shouldn't dealers. I feel
some of this strategy in the
car business and other indus-
tries is part of what may be
called the "new economy."
Incomes are stagnant and
dollars need to be stretched.
Specials abound from a $5
foot-long to two for one at the
grocery store. Being price
competitive is a necessity of
the marketplace.
We are trading an
unprecedented number of
cars with 100,000 to 250,000
miles on them. Part of the
reason the car business is
ahead of the economic recov-
ery is need. Knowing that

there are big numbers of
high-mileage cars still out
there, repairs are a reality to
keel) them rolling. Don't
assume you can't afford a
dealer,with factory replace-
ment parts and trained tech-
nicians. I)etermine how long
you plan to keep the car and
what else may be going on.
Investing in transmission
work when the motor is tired
may not be smart. It may be
time to upgrade with those
potential repair dollars.
School is back and it is
time to appreciate the transi-
tion. Be careful to look out
for kids on our streets and
the new activity levels. Have
a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and
operates Rick Keffer Dodge
ChryslerJeep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive
stories about automobile use
and ownership.




I want to first thank my family, my friends, and my
campaign team for your support and encouragement
during this journey.
I'd like to thank the endorsements I've received:
Nassau County Firefighters, Nassau County Teachers
Association, Nassau County Farm Bureau, Northeast
Florida Builders Association, and the Nassau County
Association of Realtors.
I would especially like to thank the citizens of Nassau
County for the faith you have placed in me to be your
next Property Appraiser. I will fulfill my promise to
you to be Fair and Accessible, to eliminate wasteful
spending, and to run the office in a-professional and
cost efficient manner.
I need your support as we move to the
General Election. Vote for Experience
and Proven Leadership!

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FRIDAY. AUGUST 24. 2012 News-Leader



Obama health plan and small business

T here has been much a healthy workforce is more curve. Also, the calling out for small businesses i
debate among small productive and also increases work decreases in incidence Dffeingapproaches as possible
business owners profit. If the workers are by one third, and the act of Daniel Berman, professor of health care management ()nce the slila
regarding the healthy and come to work being late to work decreases and an Amelia Island resident, will share his thoughts on the es that want to par'
Obama health plan. As you there is a greater chance that by one half. The employees in differing approach to Medicare by the Obama/Biden plan identified thle gr'ou
know the U.S. Supreme Court your business will not be small businesses with health Ind the Rmney 'Ryan plan. Berman will also briefly discuss works on whale typl
has upheld the plan after interrupted. Your employees insurance relx)rt a sense of an innovative appi ch that can bd done in Nassau County age the groups ma
unsuccessful attempts to should be viewed as part of increased loyalty to the busi- ,nd allow Nas:au Countv to maitair, ,ne hcal control. His .Then we or

declare it unconstitutional.
Several states brought the
action, including our own
state of Florida. As a result of
the action many businesses
have been inert and unwilling
to move forward.
Amelia Island, Yulee and
Fernandina Beach are prima-
rily made up of small busi-
nesses. A small business is
defined as anything fewer
than 100 employees. A great
many of the employers on the
island fit that definition.
Regardless of health care
reform it makes business
sense to provide coverage for
your employees.
During the period 1990-
present there has been
research that has shown that

your assets. The term used
now for your employees is
human capital. The worker is
viewed as an asset in the
same way you view your
equipment and your capital as
assets. Assets are to be val-
ued. In this writer's opinion
human capital should be nur-
tured and valued in the same
manner you nurture and
value your budget and profit
Research has shown that
when you provide health
insurance to your employees
you save money. There are
fewer turnovers. Turnover"
costs the small business
owner in productivity as
he/she has to train new staff
and there is always a learning

The Obama health plan
requires each state to create
health purchasing coopera-
tives that small businesses of
fewer than 100 can join to
have greater purchasing
power in the health insurance
marketplace and provides tax
credits to small businesses
that purchase coverage in an
attempt to help offset costs.
The problem in Florida is that
Gov. Rick Scott is one of sev-
eral governors who are defy-
ing the U.S. Supreme Court
and not creating these coop-
Due to the governor's
action I see that the small
businesses on Amelia Island
have two choices: they can

talk should be aboul a half an hnui lllhwt I by discussion
and questions and answr- Afnl thi :ill\k is completed there
will bt- discussin and another imn-.tino iill le scheduled.
The eeni is scheduled 4. ll.1 i., in s,..pt. 8 at Amelia
Island Coffee Shop ,in Centri Sir,_- i
Bei nin is an RN and has a dctil:,r irn health care
administration He has studied li'-alih i.ai,: r : form and will
offer a ron-bia-ed luok at h-alith cari and lrcal options
which may be viable to allow Inc il oir i.,I It a;nyv' i- would
lke tu discuss this bLfore Si-pt .S f.:el frt:- I,, callirn lt :'nl-
22 5b

lobby the governor and hope
that the trend changes.
However, I do not hold out
much hope in that the execu-
tive branch for the State of
Florida is entrenched. What a
great many communities in
places like Tampa, Fort
Myers, Miami, West Palm
Beach, Fort Lauderdale and

around the nation small busi-
ness such as we have on
Amelia Island have done is
come together and begin the
process. I have been involved
in Tampa as a consultant to
help develop a small business
health insurance cooperative.
The steps are rather simple:
We speak to as many

1 thlie areass

ill )busiiless-
licipate a(re
1) then
'es of cover-
V want.
1an I,aI,

maybe called the Amelia
Island Small Business
Then the group decides
the coverage options.
Then requests for
quotes are sent and one plan
is chosen to administer the
This article is only meant
to introduce the subject and
possibility. The writer would
be happy to discuss this fur-
ther with any small business-
es and is speaking at the
August meeting of the cham-
ber of commerce.
Daniel Berman is a profes-
sor ofhealth care management
at Walden University, lives
here on Amelia Island and can
be reached at 261-2258.

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On behalf of the children
served by Communities In
Schools, we would like to sin-
cerely thank the Nassau
Community Players, Fernan-
dina Beach Middle School, Judy
Tipton, the cast of the "Wizard
of Oz".and the entire commu-
nity! Nassau Community
Players presented $6,500 to
Communities In Schools
Nassau the profits fiom per-
formances of the "Wizard of Oz"
at Fernandina Beach Middle


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Under the leadership and
direction of Mrs. Tipton, 140
cast members presented six
benefit performances. We
would also like to thank Phyllis'
Helmes and Susan. Nelson, CIS
board members, for their lead-
ership and volunteerism to help
coordinate the event; Jennifer
Johnston, Melissa Bazarian,
Kate Harris and Lyn King for
serving as the CIS welcoming
committee; and the countless
parents, grandparents and vol-
unteers who helped with -this
elaborate production. This event
was truly a community project!
With the average cost of
$650 pelr year for children
receiving intensive CIS servic-
es, this donation will provide
case management, individual
and small group support and
academic assistance to 10 at-
risk Nassau youth this fall.
CIS Nassau surrounds stu-
dents with a community of sup-
port to help them to succeed in
school and in life.,
CIS services are provided
and coordinated by CIS site
directors assigned inside local
schools where they are most
accessible to students, families
and school professionals.
Through referral by the parent
and school, services are pro-
vided before, during and after
school and may include intake
interviews, academic tutoring,
summer remediation, family
support, food, clothing, college
and career exploration, individ-
ual coaching, referrals, bully-
ing prevention, anger manage-
ment, and healthy lifestyles
CIS Nassau is a private non-
profit and is funded partially by
the United Way of Northeast
Florida and The Jacksonville
Jaguars Foundation. More
information and videos are avail-
able online at www.CISNassau.
org. To learn how you can spon-
sor a child or volunteer, please
contact me at 321-2000.
Theresa Duncan
Community Coordinator
Communities In Schools
of Nassau County

The Corporate Volunteer
Council of the Nassau County

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

Volunteer Center would like to
thank the many volunteers
whose donations made the 12(h
annual G.O.K.I.D.S school su>p
ply donation campaign, held in
July and August, very success-
ful. G.O.K.I.D.S raised over
$11,500 worth of actual school
supplies all of which was dis-
tributed to the Nassau County
Schools for children and fami-
lies in need. Once again, the
people of Nassau County have
come through and responded
to the call to help their neigh-
Over the last decade, the
G.O.K.I.D.S campaign ,has
raised over $130,000 worth of
school supplies for the children
of Nassau County.
Among the corporate, gov-
ernmental, nonprofit and small
business entities which helped
collect the school supplies and
donations were the Omni
Resort at the Amelia Island
Plantation; Century 21; First
Coast Community Bank; First
Federal Bank of Florida
(Fernandina and Yulee branch-
es); CBC National Bank;
Amelia Dental Group; the Golf
Club of Amelia Island;
Rayonier; RockTenn Corp.:
VyStar Credit Union.; the city of
Fernandina Beach; Nassau
County Volunteer Center; the
Callahan Town Hall; the Hilliard
Town Hall; the offices of the
Nassau County Record and the
Westside Journal in Callahan:
Hilliard Recreation Center;
Hilliard Pharmacy; Walgreen's
and Winn-Dixie in Callahan;
and Hilliard, Callahan and Bry-
ceville libraries; the Dollar Gen-
eral, Callahan; the senior group
of First Baptist Church; and
Post 54 of the American legion
and Whataburger (Yulee).
SVyStar Credit Union donat-
ed the use of their conference
room for the distribution of sup-
plies, the Omni Resort at the
Amelia Island Plantation donat-
ed posters for the drive and the
News-Leader and Nassau Count,
Record donated public service
G.O.K.I.D.S is a great exam-
ple of what can be accom-
plished by partnering business,
non profit organizations, and
government agencies, and we
are proud of this campaign, and
we make sure all donations
remain in Nassau County.
Sincere thanks to all who
made this school supply drive a
resounding success again in
(ail Shults
Executive Director
Nassau County
Volunteer Center

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But does she know

how to change a

typewriter ribbon?

Two months ago, I didn't know an iPad
from an iPod. But now I do, thanks to my 14-
year-old granddaughter, Abbie.
Abbie is my IT advisor. I call her when I
have a technical question.
"Abbie," I said in a call last week, "how
do Know when my iPad is using wireless
and when it's using cellular?"
"Well, Granddad," she said, "if it says
1E at the top, you're using cellular."
Of course, I didn't know.
what LTE stood for, so I
Googled it. Google thinks
Sit stands for Long Term
SEvolution, which doesn't
tell me a thing. Or it could
stand for Liquid Tension
S .*' Experiment or Local
S Thermodynamic
Equilibrium or Letter To
FROM Editor. I'm not getting any-
THE where with this. .
HOME Frankly, I should be
embarrassed asking a 14-
OFFICE year-old about stuff I
....- should know. But I'm not. I
guess that when you reach
PhilHudgins a certain age, dumb ques-
tions aren't dumb anymore.
Besides, several generations of technolo-
gy separate Abbie and me. She knows Steve
Jobs' Apple; I know Adam's apple. She grew
up Googling; I grew up doodling. She grew
up with a touch screen: touch the screen
and get instant information. I grew up with
the touch system: learn the home keys and
type your own dang information. She grew
up with digital; I grew up with Kodachrome.
Abbie probably doesn't use all that
Internet slang you know, abbreviations
like LOL (laugh out loud), ROFL (roll on
floor laughing) and BRB (be right back).
That's good because if she used them on
me, I wouldn't understand. (Actually, I had
Ito Google ROFL and BRB to get their mean-
ings.) But if she said to me, "Root hog or
die" or "That dog won't hunt" or "Either fish
or cut bait," I'd know exactly what she
In my defense, though, let me say that I
am not technologically challenged in every-
thing, just most everything. I do know how
to download or is it upload? photographs
to my computer. And I can make a
PowerPoint presentation, even though my
very first PowerPoint show for a group of
young newspaper reporters, unfortunately -
was a disaster. I couldn't get my laptop to
talk to the projector, and none of my slides
would show up on the screen. Have you
ever seen a klutz try to tap dance on a table
to keep his listeners' attention?
Fortunately, what goes around comes
around. And my upbringing in the non-tech-
nology era is coming around again.
Typewriters actually are a hot item now. Sit-
ins were popular in the 1960s, but now peo-
ple are holding type-ins. Some folks actually
like producing their own information direct-
ly onto a piece of paper. It's called instant
gratification. It's called typing.
I happen to own a Remington portable
typewriter that dates to the 1920s and an
Underwood desk-type that weighs the same
as a 1952 Ford transmission. Both need new
ribbons, but I think they still work.
So here's your chance, Abbie. My les-
sons are free to grandchildren.
Phil Htudgins is the senior editor fir
Community Newspapers Inc., the media com-
pany that owns the News-Leader

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Trying time for small businesses

ing for many small and family-owned
businesses in our community. By and
large the faithful have helped most of
us and the Marina Restaurant is no different. If
it were not for our loyal clientele, both local
and.part-time residents as well as the many vis-
itors, we would have been forced to close our
doors long ago.
The economic downturn has taken its toll
on the Marina Restaurant along with other
issues we have faced individually along with
specifics related to the restaurant industry
specifically. The building added next door sev-
eral years ago that now houses two wonderful
local businesses caused multiple structural
problems only someone who owns an old
house or building would begin to understand.
Those difficulties helped deplete many of our
reserves and put us at a financial disadvantage
entering the economic downturn. With the
decrease in tourists that has just begun to turn
around, and the lack of disposable income
everyone has suffered, including the Marina
Restaurant family.
The problems we have experienced have
become a part of the public record and, quite
frankly, ai embarrassment personally! The fact
that we are in the process of working through
the associated difficulties is hard enough with-
out the negative connotations placed in the
public forum by those who are both ill-
informed and'willfully uninformed.
There is an email circulating around town
by a member of the Historic District Council
that bemoans our certain demise. No effort
was made to contact'us, or the lawyers
involved, about the progress being made to
reach a settlement and maintain our status as
Fernandina's oldest continually operating
restaurant. Further, to my knowledge, the per-
son circulating the information has never

Ignore the naysayers and
help us, and other local
businesses, stay afloat.

stepped foot in our establishment nor shared
any positive thoughts about our restaurant.
The concerns they shared with their email
recipients were for the "very significant struc-
tures in our Historic District" recently
vacated by the Beech Street Grille and The
The structures, while important, are not
nearly as important as the people they provide
for in the way of jobs and dining. Thankfully,
we have done business with a local bank, First
Coast Community-Bank, and have been in ,
negotiations that will allow us to continue serv-
ing the families and friends who make The
Marina their "go-to" place for meals and good
While it is certainly understandable that
everyone has the right to publish information,
I am bothered by the lack of concern that is
shown when such negative connotation only
serves to deplete the already diminished busi-
ness that is central to our potential survival. We
have in excess of 20 employees, all meeting.the
required legal status for restaurant employ-
ment, who rely on their jobs to support their
families and the other local establishments
with whom they do business. Several of those
have been part of our "family" for decades. The
economic multiplier associated with jobs in a
community is a fleeting figure but one that
goes well, beyond the dollars earned by any
one employee.
The Marina Restaurant "family" has always'
appreciated our friends and continues to do so.

While times are tough for all of us, we want
everyone to know we are facing this struggle
like the rest of our community, state and nation
- head on and proud to be still in the fight.
Please keep your faith in us as we have in each
of you! Ignore the naysayers and help us, and
the other local businesses, stay afloat. Our
community has been a proud and strong one
and we want to stay a viable and loving part of
it. Thank you'and God bless!
Patricia Toundas is owner of the Marina
Restaurant, which was founded by her parents.


Forget the Kool-Aid, stop drink-
ing the tea!
Republican darling and Missouri
Tea Party favorite Todd Akin has
put forth a unique form of birth
control. It's called rape. I'm not sure
if it's come out in pill form yet, but
don't let that stop you from taking
your medicine. Yes, Mr. Akin
recently stated that a woman's body
shuts down the conception process
during what he calls a "legitimate
rape" and therefore doesn't support
the option of abortion in rape cases.'
It's a shame he didn't spend more
time explaining what his definition
of "legitimate rape" is. I'd sure hate
for any unwanted pregnancies to
transpire from any other kinds of
rape! -
Then :there's the pro-Israeli
AIPAC-sponsored skinny dip vaca-
tion. It seems that our very own
Florida Congressman Steve
Southerland joined other tea party
Republican congressmen for a
naked swim in the Sea of Galilee
while representing our country in
Israel. Yikes, no wonder Jesus
walked on the water. Lord knows I
wouldn't want to swim in it! There
goes their campaign contributions
from Chick-fil-A! It's probably safe
to say that their actions aren't con-
Really, Republican Party? Is this
your message and vision for
America? Ignorance, hypocrisy, the
abandonment of science, common
sense, women's rights and just plain
empathy for your fellow man? The
Republicans have slid so far to the
right that they've become a joke.
It's just about impossible to have a
thoughtful, meaningful debate with
this bunch on the real problems fac-
ing our nation.
Believe me, I've tried to have
that conversation in Nassau County.
If you haven't realized yet, Nassau
County is overwhelmingly Repub-.
lican. I'm usually told within 30 sec-
onds of initiating a political conver-
sation that Obama isn't a U.S. citizen'
and is a secret Muslim, hell-bent
on imposing Shariah law in the U.S.
This usually stops me cold. How in
the heck do you even go forward
when facing that kind of stupidity?
For those Republicans that really
do care about this country and their
party, I give you this advice: Forget
the Kool-Aid, put down the damn
It's time for the grown-ups in
that party to take charge again.
Explain to their brethren that the
Tea Party and their ilk are destroy-
ing their party by their unyielding
ideology, shameless pandering to
the.religious right, corporations,
banks and the rich. Don't even get
me started on their total inability
to compromise on anything. This
country is split down the middle on
quite a few important issues. The
only way forward is compromise.
Also, stop letting the crazies in your
party define you!
I am a proud Democrat.
However, I am pro-gun, pro-death
penalty and quite conservative on
other issues I won't go into here.
My point being, I dbn't let the nut
jobs of my own party define me. I
think for myself and I encourage
serious Republicans to start doing
the same. Yes, you can find Dems
that are just as far radical left as
some of the right-wing winners the
Republican party loves to showcase.
However; I would argue in far fewer
numbers. Does anyone really think
Rachael Maddow is as extreme or
hateful as Rush Limbaugh or Glenn
Beck? I find that the majority of my


party sits in the middle. I also find
that Democrats are more likely to
acknowledge the faults of their own
party and call them out on it Harry
Reid for example. I agree with the
Republicans' criticism that his com-
ments concerning Mitt Romney's
taxes were total B.S. However, you'd
be hard pressed to find a Republican
to admit that Romney's ad about
Obama gutting welfare's work
requirement deserves to go on that
same smelly heap with Reid's com-
In fact, if you're a Republican, I
challenge you to find one issue you
disagree with in your own party. If
you do, then please, share it with
someone elsd in your par.ty. In
short, I implore you to think and
encourage others in your party to
start doing the same. Don't be a
mindless robot. So come on
Republicans! Throw those Tea
Party zealots off the crazy train,
turn that puppy around and head
back to the middle. If yrou don't,
you'll stand no chance of winning
the White House, Senate or any-
thing else for that matter. If you do,
however, and it's before the presi-
dential election, you might win. At
the very least, you'll elevate the con-
versation to a level of seriousness
not seen in years. How refreshing
would that be?
Phillip Thrift
Fernandina Beach

Clear choices
I can't recall a presidential or a
congressional election where the
differences in the choices to be
made are so seemingly clear as
in the upcoming November elec-
By way of background, Presi-
dent Obama is well into the fourth
year of his first term, a term increas-
ingly characterized by his inability
to get through the Congress any
significant legislation designed to
improve the economic health of our
nation. Why is this so? In a word,
gridlock. Some consider that
President Obama's defeat in the
November election is deemed wor-
thy of almost any price, even the
deliberate sacrifice of the nation's
economic health, for which, pre-
sumably, he would be held respon-
So here is the first of two choic-
es. Vote President Obama out of

office, along with at lea
Democratic senators a
voting to see that tt
remains under Republ
control to ensure that
sor will have a fully cc
Congress. That result,
mum, should witness 1
congressional gridlock.
Here is the other cl
your vote so as to return
Obama to office for a se
along with a sufficient
Democratic senators a
members that will alloI
tration-sponsored legis
opportunity, at least, to
ered on a truly biparti
This result, too, should v
end of congressional gr
The possibilities of se
term negative conseque
nation resulting from t
ing national elections are
ignore, nor are the anxi
their contemplations
What are the feared cont
which might be the cause
unease? Among them:
tax increases; oligarchy
decreases; tax decreaE
Darwinism; spending inc
While the above ch
seem clear, serious con:
of their import will make
tions incredibly difficult
down below all the asph;
create, is the final staten
problem. Clear choice

Log trucks
On Aug. 211 witness
dent near the intersection
Street and Lime. For a sl
I was in disbelief. I pro
put on my hazard lights
my arms to the traffic ap
me from behind to st
called 911 while atte
remove the victims from
cles. Before rescue a
arrived I noticed at least
trucks crossing the m
oncoming traffic to go
accident. That made me
ous and mad at the sa
feel those truck drivers
blatant disregard for hun
they could have easily r
situation worse.

ast enough
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he House
ican Party
his succes-
at a mini-
the end of

choice. Cast
cond term,
number of
nd House
w adminis-
slation the
be consid-
isan basis.
witness the
severe, long-
nces to our
he upcom-
not easy to

The issue of careless, aggres-
sive driving by the log trucks has
been going on for years. In my opin-
ion, they believe they are privileged
in some way that justifies their dan-
gerous, aggressive driving. I feel
both paper mills should do what
they can to influence the driving
habits of the companies they work
with to be safe. I also feel the
Department of Transportation
should be monitoring these trucks
more often. That is their job! This is
not the first time that I have seen a
semi almost cause a wreck on
Eighth Street, and by the number of
trucks that passed by that accident
signifies that the majority of them
are driving in a careless way.
Rebecca Hyers
Fernandina Beach

Meetthe Mayor

etieswhich Interest in the white balloon
generate, meetings seems to be a bit better, so
emplations I will schedule three more of them
ses of such for upcoming weeks. Again, I will
socialism; attempt to answer any and all ques-
,; spending tions you might have and hopefuMy
ses; social you can share your thoughts with
reases; plu- me.
We had a great turnout at the
oices may meeting held at Peck and a request
siderations was made to hold regular meetings
their selec- there, so I will. Meetings at Peck are
. And that, at 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2
alt and con- and'Dec. 7.
nent of the Upcoming White Balloon meet-
s, difficult ings: 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 29 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club back
Bill Long porch; Sept. 5 at the gazebo in
Yulee Central Park; and Sept. 12 at the
airport parking lot (bring a chair).
My regular monthly meeting is
scheduled for Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. in the
ed an acci- Police Department Community
n of Eighth Room.
split second, Again, you can contact any of
neededd to your commissioners by phone or
Sand wave email (info on the city website -
pproaching www.fbfl.org). Please take the
op. I then opportunity to do so if you have
mpting to questions or comments you'd like to
Their vehi- share. My email is afilkoff@fbfl.org
and police and my cell number is 583-8629.
5 semi log There is a lot going on in the
edian into city and you should have all the
around the information you need to understand
more nerv- the issues and give your input.
me time. I Looking forward to seeing you!
; showed a I'll be the one holding the white bal-
nan life and loon!

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City of Fernandina Beach





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Members of the Corporate Volunteer Council who led the 2012 GOKIDS campaign include, from left, Tricia
Harrell (Rayonier), Pam Austin (First Federal Bank of Florida Fernandina Beach), Bianca Rosado (First Coast
Community Bank, Synovus), Gail Shults (director, Nassau County Volunteer Center), Amy LaCroix (Omni Amelia
Island Plantation), Mary Bunk (First Federal Bank of Florida Yulee), Tom Keenan (RockTenn), Mason Baker
(CBC Bank), and Shannon Brown (VyStar Credit Union). Not pictured are council members Carol Cason (CBC
Bank) and representative from the Golf Club of Amelia Island.
More than $12,000 worth of school supplies were donated to the GOKIDS (Giving Our Kids Important Daily
Supplies) annual school, supply drive. The supplies were donated to every Nassau County school for distribution
to students in need.

Making the case' for miles of smiles

For the News-Leader

September is Childhood Cancer
Awareness month. There are 44,000 chil-
dren receiving treatments for cancer
each year in the U.S. and many more
that are in remission with the hope
they have finally beaten this nasty dis-
Here in the Jacksonville area, kids
with cancer are receiving treatments at
Wolfson Children's Hospital, Nemours
Children's Clinic and UF/Shands Proton
Therapy Center. And more than 100 chil-
dren are in the wonderful care of
Pedscare, a pediatric palliative care divi-
siori of Northeast Florida Hospice.
All of these kids are courageously fac-
ing the treatments, doctor visits, surger-
ies and side effects and trying to live
their lives as normally as possible. It is
amazing how the little things can bring a
smile to their faces like receiving a cus-
tom-made pillowcase that reflects the
things they love. ConKerr Cancer is a
nationwide charitable organization that
focuses solely on bringing smiles to kids
facing cancer or other life-changing ill-
nesses'- through the gift of a bright,
cheerful, funpillowcase made by some-
one in their community.
It is a simple thing when you consid-
er the enormous challenge of beating
cancer, but it has an immediate positive
impact. It is amazing to see the smiles on
the faces of the kids who receive these
pillowcases, as well as the joy it brings to
their parents when seeing that smile.
Some of the children will refuse to sleep
on any other pillowcase because it is so
special to them.
The Jacksonville chapter of ConKerr
Cancer delivers about 150 pillowcases
each month to all four of the
centers/organizations listed above. They
rely on the generosity of community
members to make this happen.
Volunteers who love to sew can design

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Carl Morris of A-1 Body and Paint Shop, left, donated the fabric for some
adorable jungle-themed pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer, a program that
provides cases to children receiving cancer treatments at local hospitals.
Center is Diane Keagy, who sewed the cases, with Morris's son Tyler.

and sew the cases. Volunteers who don't
know how to sew can learn quickly,
since a pillowcase is the first project in
most sewing classes and is very simple
ConKerr Cancer has Girl Scout
troops and church youth groups learn
this skill while completing a community
service project. Volunteers who have no
inclination to sew can purchase the
bright, fun fabrics that are needed to
keep this supply of pillowcases going.
And of course, money is always welcome
to fund the purchase of additional fabric.
Organizers often don't have enough fab-
ric to supply all those that are willing to
Each September, ConKerr Cancer

sponsors a "Miles of Pillowcase Smiles"
event with a nationwide goal of collect-
il'g 44,000 pillowcases one for each
child receiving treatment. The goal is to
collect 600 pillowcases in September.
The Jacksonville Quilt Fest in late
September provides an opportunity for
festival visitors to sew pillowcases for
ConKerr Cancer and they need lots of
fabric to support this effort.
If you are interested in volunteering
in some way, or want to find out more
about how you might use this as a com-
munity service opportunity for your
church, youth group or women's group,
contact Nassau County Coordinator
Sylvia Hurst at PillowcasesForSmiles
@comcast.nel or (904) 753-1395. Visit


Food safety training offered in September in Yulee
The University of Florida will offer The course fee is $15. Only DBPR division-approved train-
food safety training Sept. 14 from 2-5 Participants will be certified for three ing programs are accepted as meeting
p.m. at the Full Service School on years under The SafeStaff Foodhandler the training requirement. Family and
Felmor Road in Yulee for anyone in the Training Program, the contracted pro- Consumer Sciences Agent Meg
food service industry or who prepares gram of the Department of Business McAlpine is the instructor. Prior regis-
food for large community groups. and Professional Regulation (DBPR). tration required. Call 491-7340.
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Recently, I was at a meeting when an older
woman arrived late. Since the seats were .
all taken by t time she arrived, she walked
i -. r -I- v i the room and took a place
il, Ir i-r who were standing.
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r ', r,' hen she accepted my offer, I
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knew that she needed the chair more than I
'did, and that my offer was a small
;.r mtrnrinqfu way to let her know that she
rrn-rr.:f r. i as it turned out, it really made
my day to give her my chair This was only a
minor act of kindness, but one which we
have the opportunity to do almost every day.
i: e i, to hold the door for someone,
or to share our lunch, or let someone in front
of us in line. And, the great value of these
little gestures is that they et others know that
they are being noticed and valued Even
though most of us will never be called to
martyrdom for-acts of great heroism or
sacrifice, we can al still
perform small acts of
kindness each and every
day A friendly smi;e or a
cheery hello can be an
act of kindness, and one
which wi'i: ulualy be
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Capt. Jan F Smith and
Mrs. Jan celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary on Aug.
5, 2012, with a Mass at St.
Michael Catholic Church and
a dinner reception following
at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Property Owners'
Sixty-five out-of-town and
area guests attended, includ-
ing their children Jim Smith,
Steve Smith and spouse
Michele, Janine Miller and
Jeffrey Smith and spouse
Erika along with all six grand-
Jan and Jan will travel to
Puerto Rico in September to

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

enjoy a third honeymoon


Yulee resident Joshua. administration degree in fi-
Stephen Williams graduated nance as a part of the sum-
from the University of Central. mer 2012 class, which includ-
Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla, ed 398 students from around
with a bachelor of business >* .the U.S. and world.


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 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
Sandira Baker-Iini..r at -191
-'14' I luring 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 1013. Sign up at the
gallery or by calling 261-7020.
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.

The Education Center
next to the Island Art

Association Gallery, 18 N.
Second St., Fernandina
Beach, is offering a variety of
art courses for late August
into October. For those who
have always wanted to try a
specific art medium, this is a
chance to learn and enjoy.
4 Today-Aug. 26: Disntey
master artist George Scribner
will host an oil painting work-
shop from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
focusing on drawing on can-
vas, painting and underlying
concepts, leaving a solid foun-
dation for your painting. Class
is limited to 10 so there will
be lots of one-on-ohe time for
students. Fee is $200 for non-
members/$150 for IAA mem-
bers. For course outline and
registration visit
Sept. 7-8: Acrylic paint-
ing with Jane Slivka from 9
a.m.-4 p.m. Jane is an award-
winning artist from Mt. Dora.
Mastering watercolor, she
went on to be artistically lib-
erated with acrylic painting.
Learn how to paint with
expression and joy. Fee is
$200. Contaqt.ja:qqsiyka@ ,
Scomcast.net to' register.;.,. ,
Sept. 21: Learn How to
Sculpt Workshop 2, 10 a.m.-
2 p.m., with Charles (Chuck)
Oldham, voted 1 of 8 "Titans
of Bronze" by Arizona Art
Life Magazine. Modeling clay,
tools and workshop materials
included in course fee of $95.
Contact Oldham at whatisas-
culpture@gmail.com or (904)
Sept. 28: Plaster Mold
Making Workshop #1, intro-
duction to Plaster Moldmak-
ing. Learn how to set up mold
walls, prepare the model, mix
and pour the plaster. Fee $95,
2 hours. Contact Charles
Oldham whatisasculpture@
gmail.com or (904) 432-8398.
Oct. 5, 6 and 7: Plein Air
Workshop with Larry Moore,
painting outside focusing on
drawing, value, color, sketch-
es and idea development.
Demonstration by Larry each
morning. Class sire limited to
15. Contact www.larry-
Oct. 6: Painting
Demonstration by Larry
Moore at 6 p.m. at the IAA
Education Center. Fee is $35.
for IAA members/$50 non-
members. Contact larry@lar-
rymoorestudios.com or call
(407) 222-8585.
For information contact
the center director for the
Island Art Association, Susan
Sellner, at 261-5160 or

Parenting program Tuesday

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) on Tuesday from 9-
10:30 a.m. at the Nassau
office, 87001 Professional
Way in Yulee.
Continental breakfast and
networking begin at 8:30 a.m.

Register to attend at
FSS.BIS. Nassau@'fssnf.org
or 225-5347.
Guest speaker Melodir
Dove, Born Learning pro-
gram coordinator for United
Way of Northeast Florida, will
discuss the successful parent-
ing program, including a pro-
gram overview, parenting top-
ics covered in the program
and whocan benefit from
Born Learning.


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FRIDAY. AUGUST 24. 2012/News-Leader


Fundraiser a chance

to ride on the beach

Kelly Seahorse Ranch will
host the annual "Day for Hope
and Friends" from 3-6 p.m. Oct.
20 at its ranch on Amelia Island
State Park.
Proceeds from the 9th annu-
al ride-a-thon will benefit Hope
Therapy and the Friends of
Talbot Island State Parks.
At least 20 sponsored riders
get to ride a horse on the beach
early that day. Prizes will be
offered to riders for their efforts
to obtain sponsors for time in
the saddle. Tax-deductible
donations of gift certificates or
raffle items from businesses
are invited to reward riders.
Hope Therapy provides
equine assisted activities and
therapy to children and adults

with mental, physical, psycho-
logical, social, behavioral and
sensory motor disabilities.
Hope's, proceeds from this
benefit will also support
"Adam's Wish," a fund to imple-
ment a "Horses for Heroes"
program for veterans who have
been wounded or suffer from
post-traumatic stress disorder.
A low country boil and bar-
becue with music by David
Milam starts at 3 p.m. at $10
per plate. Beverages include
water and sodas, or bring your
Donate online at www.first-
herapy or call Amelia Island
State Park at 491-5166 or visit

Farmers market
The award-winning
Fernandina Farmers Market
is open every Saturday from 9
a.m.-l p.m. atSeventh 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,
please. 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
Talbot critters
Join a park ranger to learn
about the many common
species that inhabit the natu-
ral communities of the unde-
veloped barrier islands of
northeast Florida on Aug. 25
at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club
on Fort George Island
Cultural State Park. No reser-
vations are necessary and the
program is free.
For information contact
the Talbot Islands Ranger
Station at (904) 251-2320.
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-
Talbot discovery
Join a park ranger at the
Talbot Discovery Table at the
end of the boardwalk at 2 p.m.,
Sept. 1 and learn interesting
facts about Talbot Islands
State Parks. Test your knowl-
edge to see how much you
know. The program will take
place at the end of Boardwalk
#1, located at the north beach
area on Little Talbot Island.
No reservations are neces-
sary and the program is free
with regular park admission.
For information contact the
Talbot Islands Ranger Station
at (904) 251-2320.
Landscape matters
On Sept. 5 at 10 am.
Nassau County Master
Gardener Sue Ray will con-
duct a Landscape Matters
class on bulbs and daylilies,
offering ideas on how and
where to incorporate bulbs
into your landscape, care and
feeding as well as those vari-
eties of bulbs that are well
suited for our locale. The class
will be held at the Nassau
County Demonstration
Garden. For more information
see the Extension website at
matters.html, or call the
Extension office at (904) 879-
1019. Master Gardeners are
on office duty Fridays at 491-
Talbot walk
Walkiri' Nassau will kick
off its new season with a fun
walk Sept. 8 at Big Talbot
Island State Park, located off
A1A South across from the
Nassau Sound bridge. Meet at

8:45 a.m. at the park. There is
a $3 parking fee. For informa-
tion contact Jane Bailey at
Paddling tour
Join the Northeast Florida
Land Trust for a paddling tour
of North Guana from Goelz
Preserve on Sept. 15 fiom 9-
11:30 a.m. Bring your own
kayak or rent equipment for
$40 from First Coast
Outfitters (904-502-7733) as
you enjoy a morning paddle
on the NFLT-owned Goelz
Preserve. Free with your own
equipment. Call for reserva-
tions to (904) 285-7020.
Photography class
Get up close and personal
with your camera on Sept. 22
at Creative Approaches in
Outdoor Photography, a day-
long workshop with Kirk
Chamberlain at Northeast
Florida Land Trust's Talbot
House. Fee is $40 per person.
Space is limited. Call (904)
285-7020 to register.
Dine for the birds
HAWKE, the Humane
Association of Wildlife Care
add Ediidat f- In,-c ilil
thiet5ti'aiinal 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 check
availability and make reserva-
tions. Donation is $70 for
members/$75 all others and
includes gratuity. Advance
payment required. Or email.
and send checks to HAWKE,
Inc., P.O. BOX 188, Elkton, FL
32033. Reserve and pay online
at www.hawkewildlife.org.
Botanical garden
The Paul and Suzi Schutt
Florida Native Botanical
Garden invites Scouts, church
groups, youth and school
groups, neighborhoods and
clubs to reserve the space at
no charge. Amenities include
a large screened sunset gaze-
bo with tables and chairs, ice-
maker, barbecue grill and grill
tools and a fire pit. Horse-
shoes and bocce ball equip-
ment are nearby, along with a
restroom. To reserve, contact
Paul Schutt at 261-0987 or
Nassau County Extension
office at (904) 879-1019.
Yard recognition
Nassau County Extension
is now participating in the
Florida Yards & Neighbor-
hoods (FYN) Homeowner
Program and its Florida
Friendly Landscape (FFL)
Yard Recognition program.
The FYN Homeowner Pro-
gram recognizes environmen-
tally friendly gardeners with
official FFL Yard Recognition
signs. Nassau County Yard
Advisor Bea Walker will con-
duct home visits and use the
homeowner checklist to deter-
mine whether your yard is eli-
gible for Gold or Standard
recognition. For information
visit http://fyn.ifas.ufl.
edu/homeowner.htm, or visit
the Extension website,
and access the link for FYN
Homeowner Program; or call
(904) 879-1019 or 491-7340.

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Rebecca Foster, Jonathan McCloskey, Taylor Sweet and Taylor Ohlendorf pick up trash along the beach near Fort
Clinch at last year's International Coastal Cleanup. This year's cleanup, sponsored by Keep Nassau Beautiful and
The Ocean Conservancy, will take place on Sept. 15.

Volunteers sought for Coastal Cleanup

Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc., in part-
nership with the Ocean Conservancy,
announces that the 2012 International
Coastal Cleanup is Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9
The International Coastal Cleanup is
the largest one-day volunteer effort in the
world, organized to clean up the marine
environment. Last year during the Coastal
Cleanup, volunteers collected enough food
packaging from beaches and shorelines
to get takeout for breakfast, lunch and din-

ner every day for almost 900 years. They
want to make sure this trash never makes
it into our oceans and you can help, too.
Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc. is recruit-
ing all volunteers, whether individuals or
groups, to make this another successful
cleanup event. Those with boats can make
an especially strong impact along the river.
This is the perfect opportunity for every-
one to get out and enjoy the beautiful
neighborhood while contributing to a
cleaner and safer community.

Main Beach, Fort Clinch, and Peters
Point are the registration locations for
those who wish to help clean up the water-
ways of Nassau County. Trash travels and
along with the beach, organizers are
encouraging participation through neigh-
borhood, river and street cleanup.
Individuals who want to assist, but can't
make it to the volunteer sites, are encour-
aged to collect trash wherever they can.
For information contact Keep Nassau
Beautiful at 261-0165 or 1-800-977-0162.


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Blood Donors Needed

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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 tick-
ets: four Jaguar pre-season game tickets for
the Falcons on Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m; Amelia
Island Blues Festival; Amelia Island
Museum of History- Amelia 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.



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Freshman David Shepard left, reels in a pass and teammate Derrick Henry, right, takes a handoff from quarterback Dalton Bradley Wednesday during football practice at Yulee
High School. The Hornets kick off the season with a preseason matchup tonight with Robert E. Lee High School. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Fernandina Beach High School
Pirates are hosting Williston tonight at 7:30 p.m. for their preseason Kickoff Classic. The regular season opens Aug. 31.

Hornets, Pirates host classics tonight


The 2012 football season has arrived and
both the Yulee and Fernandina Beach high
school teams are at home tonight for presea-
son Kickoff Classics.
The Yulee Hornets take on Robert E. Lee
High School's Generals at 7 p.m. The FBHS
Pirates host Williston at 7:30 p.m. The regular
season kicks off Aug. 31; both teams are on
the road for the season opener.
Yulee went 8-4 last season, winning its first
home playoff game 43-41 over Taylor County.
The Hornets advanced, losing 27-16 to East
Gacsden in the 4A regional semifinal round.
"I think that, like most teams, there's opti-
mism this time of year," said Bobby Ramsay,
head coach at Yulee. "(Tonight) will be a good
indicator like it will be for everyone else
around the state.
"We're focused on the district/county just
like last year; those games will be very tough
for us. Both those teams run the ball well and
play physical and are well coached. After dis-
trict, we play again a very competitive slate,
but the guys like it that way.
"Most of our games will be high profile big
games. Gainesville, First Coast and Trinity
Christian are all state championship con-
tenders in their classes and South Lake is a 7A
school with good athletes. Andrew Jackson
will be better this year.
"Most people will be looking at the Glades
Day game due to their success and having
Kelvin Taylor (son of former Jacksonville
Jaguar Fred Taylor). We're excited to repre-
sent Yulee on national television.
"I'm excited for the team. It's a good group
to be around. If we can play well up front on
offense and defend the big play on defense,
we will have a chance to have a special year."
Returning to his starring role for Yulee is
Derrick "Shocka" Henry, 6-foot-3,240-pound
running back who has 7,820 yards and 94
touchdowns so far as a Hornet. Nationally
ranked, Henry withdrew his verbal commit-
ment to the University of Georgia over the
summer to reopen his recruitment
"For me personally, this is one of the
biggest decisions I'll make in my life and prob-
ably the most important to this point," Henry
said in a released statement. "I want to be 100
percent sure I am making the best choice on
where I go to college and to play football.
"I'm going to open up my recruitment and
take some more visits, get as much informa-
tion as I can and then decide from there. I was
probably a little too quick in making my initial
decision'and got caught up in the moment so I
apologize for that.
"I'm still considering Georgia and I have
nothing but great things to say about their
program, but I want to be honest with every-
one in the fact that I am going to go over all
my options and do what is best for me and my
athletic and academic career."
Henry visited Alabama over the summer.
"He really enjoyed it," Ramsay said. "It's
definitely an impressive organization from top
to bottom. I think he just realizes that there
are a lot of schools out there for him to look at
and he needed to be honest with UGA about
what is he thinking."
Henry is just one of four returning offen-
sive starters for Yulee, which also returns six
on defense.

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Clockwise from top left: Yulee quarterback Austen Wagner prepares to throw a pass Wednesday afternoon; junior Tristyn Bennett
gets some protection from fellow junior Leotis Williams; freshman Ironne Cooley carries the ball and tries to dodge defender junior
Gary Deveaux; sophomore Bradley Thornton handles the kicking duties for the Hornets.

Key returners for Yulee include senior
offensive lineman Nick Ortiz, junior wide
receivers Tristyn Bennett and Aaron Clifton,
junior quarterback Dalton Bradley, senior
defensive lineman/fullback Jason Ray, senior
defensive lineman Taylor Foote, sophomore
noseguard Donte Owens, junior linebackers
Brycen Gagnon and Zane Cruz, senior line-
backer Chris Murdock, senior strong safety
Gunnar Cox and junior free safety Garrett
Fans should also keep an eye on newcom-
er, freshman offensive lineman Nathan Hoyle.
Yulee opens the regular season Aug. 31 at
Gainesville ligh School.
The Fernandina Beach -'irates, who open
the regular season Aug. :31 at Union County,

return from a 4-6 first season under Coach
Travis Hodge.
The Pirates lost seven starters on offense,
but returning are two-year starting quarter-
back Cole Willis, tight end Mitch Carroll, wide
receivers Kenny Stuart and Keegan Golding
and offensive guard Austin Turpin.
Running backs Tony Franklin and Cha Chi
Moses, both sophomores, and freshman Will
Mitchell are also expected to be top producers
for the Pirates this fall.
Returning on defense are lineman Ryan
Wiley, Emanuel Brown and Dayrell Baker,
linebacker Rhett Burford and defensive backs
Ben Venerdi, Riley Hall and Calvin Logan.
Casey Walker should be an impact player.
"I'm very excited about this team," Hodge

said. '"he coaching staff has improved great-
ly, Dan Wright (running backs and wide
receivers) has done a tremendous job with our
running backs and receivers. IHe has definitely
been a huge blessing to this program.
"Bruce Taylor has done a great job with
our defensive backs; he's been another great
addition for this program. So, the coaching
staff is very much improved.
"Team discipline, strength, speed and
camaraderie are much better. Very young
group all the way around so we need to get
some experience but we have the potential to
reach our goals; we just have to continue to
'do the work.'"
Schedules for football and other fall sports
for Yulee and Fernandina Beach, 11A.



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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012 SPORTS News-Leader


Yulee Ltde Lague meets
S Yulee Little League will hold its annual
board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19. All
approved volunteers from the 2012 season
are invited to attend and vote to elect the new
2013 board of directors. The meeting will take
place in the gym at the Yulee Sports Complex
on Goodbread Road.

Join Nassau Humane Society and the
Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County to raise
funds to help support our local children and
animals. The Ben Byrns 5K Runway Rally will
be held at the Fernandina Beach Airport Sept.
15 at 8 a.m.
This is a fun run but the top male and
female finishers will be awarded a certificate
for a sightseeing flight around Amelia Island.
The run/walk must be completed by 9 a.m.
Registration Fee is $20 through Sept. 1
and $25 thereafter. Pre-register through Sept.
12 until 5 p.m. Pickup your pre-rally packets
at Current Running from 9 a.m. to 6. p.m.
Sept. 14. Rally day registration will be from
6:30-7:45 a.m. at the airport race site.
Pickup/drop off registration entries at
Pipeline Surf Shop, 2022 First Ave. and
Sadler Road, or Current Running, 815 S.
Eighth St.
All proceeds benefit Nassau Humane
Society and the Boys and Girls Clubs of
Nassau County.

The McArthur Family YMCA is 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

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 runs Oct.
1 through Nov. 17. Positions available for
managers and coaches.

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 Me beach, with a SKoi~ i 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 riay 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 alsoget 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
AmelialslandRun ners.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 Run-ning. People who have pre-reg-
istered 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 registra-
tion at the race site from 6:30-7:15 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
form. For information, visit the Amelia Island
Runners website or call (770) 655-0865.

IstWind Runners
1st Wind Runners, a youth development
running program of the Amelia Island Runners
Club for fifth to eighth grade runners, is again

being offered.
Runners will benefit from training advice
from retired Nike professional coach Roy.
Benson and team camaraderie and the pro-
gram is a great opportunity to improve run-
ning skills.
1st Wind Runners meets Mondays at 3:30
p.m. at the Fernandina Beach High School
track. Runners also have the opportunity to
run together on at least two other days during
the week. Group runs are at 6 p.m.
Wednesday at FBHS and a family fun run is
held Sunday afternoons (location to be deter-
mined). The race season runs Sept. 11
through Nov. 3
The fee is $25, which covers a dri-fit run-

ning shirt and membership in the Amelia
Island Runner's Club $10 for renewing
The fee will be waived for any runner who
qualifies for free lunch at school. There is no
charge for the group's three home meets,
which will be a distance of 2-3 miles. Financial
assistance is available to attend away meets.
Attendance at away meets is not required.
For information, email Tom Faltemier at
tomfaltemier@yahoo.com or Valerie Faltemier
at valfaltemier@yahoo.com.

WildTurkeyFederationclays shoot
Shotgun shooters are gearing up to com-
pete at the National Wild Turkey Federation's
Sporting Clays Shoot being held Aug. 26 at
Amelia Shotgun Sports in Yulee. This day-
long event, sanctioned by the National
Sporting Clays Association, features lively
sporting clays action.
Sporting clays, which many describe as
"golf with a shotgun," is a form of clay pigeon
shooting in which clay targets are thrown at
different speeds, distances and trajectories to
simulate a range of hunting scenarios.
First-time and novice shooters are to invit-
ed to participate in the hunter division of the
sporting clays shoot. The entry fee is $100
and includes lunch. Prizes include guns, cus-
tom-matted and framed artwork, ammo
boxes, luggage, knives, gun cases and so
much more.
Proceeds benefit Wheelin' Sportsmen
NWTF The Wheelin' Sportsmen program pro-
vides all people with disabilities opportunities
to enjoy the outdoors.
NWTF chapters host Wheelin' Sportsmen
events across North America which help par-
ticipants gain a sense of independence by
learning to stay active in the outdoors on their
own in between Wheelin' Sportsmen events.
Space is still available to participate. For
information, contact Patty Foster at 210-1110
or pfoster@nwtf.net.
The National Wild Turkey Federation is
dedicated to conserving the wild turkey and
wildlife habitat and preserving hunting her-
itage. The NWTF and its partners helped
restore wild turkey populations throughout
North America, spending more than $372 mil-
lion to conserve 17 million acres of habitat.
Wild turkeys and hundreds of other
species of upland wildlife, including quail,
deer, grouse, pheasant and songbirds, benefit
from this improved habitat.
-To become a member of the National Wild
Turkey Federation, join a committee or start a
chapter, visit www.nwtf.org or call 800-THE-
NWTF The NWTF is also at

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 Southem
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'Darv.ness
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
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.

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.
Runners are invited to experience the cama-
raderie and team spirit of training while
fundraising to support Wounded Warriors dur-
ing 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.
Registration includes race day number,
timing and festivities. The first 2,000 partici-
pants registered for the WWP 8K run in
Jacksonville are guaranteed to go home with
an Under Armour running jersey.
All runners registered for the WWP 8K
Run must raise a minimum of $99 but are en-
couraged 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 fundraising efforts.
First-place male and female times overall
will receive a special award while first-place
male and female finishers in each age divi-
sion will receive a custom award.
With activities beginning at 7 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.

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.

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The annual Communities in Schools Back to School Beach Family Beach Run is slated
for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Peters Point Park. Above, participants in the 2011 event.

Back to School Family Beach

5K Run Oct. 13 at Peters Point

The fifth annual Commu-
nities In Schools Back to
School Beach Run is Oct. 13
at 1:30 p.m. The non-competi-
tive 5K run or 2K walk at -
Peters Point Park is a fun.day
for the entire family with
music, food and awards.
"We are focused on giving
kids the tools they need to
succeed in school and in life,"
says Theresa Duncan; CIS
Nassau community coordina-
tor. '"This event and the activi-
ties leading up to it help us in
that mission by encouraging
families to spend time togeth-
er and by helping to promote
healthy, active lifestyles."
In the weeks leading up to
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to provide health and fitness
information, training tech-
niques and encouragement to
participating students.
The Nassau County school
with the most total adult and
child participants will receive

a prize of $1,000 to be tised
for health- or fitness-related
Last year, Callahan Middle
School took first place and
Yulee Middle won the $500
second-place prize. All public
and private K-12 schools in
the county are eligible to win.
Registration information is
online at www.ameliaisland
runners.com and forms will
be available at all Nassau
County schools after Sept. 1.
The run is open to all chil-
dren, teens and adults. Adult
entry is $20 and sponsors are
also needed at $20 each to
ensure all students 18 and
under may participate for free
nf charge A limited number
,i bu, inr -e-. sp-.. .r- hip, are
also available.
CIS Nassau surrounds stu-
dents with a community of
support to help them to suc-
ceed in school and in life.
This year alone 560 youth in
six Nassau schools received

intensive individual and small
group support and remedia-
Services are provided
before, during and after
school and may include aca-
demic tutoring, summer
remediation, family support,
food, clothing, college and
career exploration, individual
coaching, bullying preven-
tion, anger management and
healthy lifestyles education.
In addition to case-man-
aged services, more than
3,000 youth ages 11-18 had
access to large-group, walk-in,
short-term or referral servic-
es provided by CIS at Nassau
County middle and high
CIS Nassau is a private
nonprofit and is funded par-
tially by the United Way of
Northeast Florida and The
Jacksonville Jaguars Founda-
tion. Visit www.CISNassau.
org or contact Theresa
Duncan at 321-2000.


Women's wild card tournament is being
held today through Aug. 26 to determine a slot
for the Amelia Island Women's Futures Cham-
pionship in September. The event, presented
by Emanon Records, will be held at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation. The winners of the
singles and doubles events at this competition
will be awarded a wild card place in the Amelia
Island Women's Futures Championship.
For information on tennis at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation, call 277-5151 or visit
The city of Fernandina Beach Tennis
Block Party is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Aug. 26 at the Central Park courts. Free
clinics will be offered on all courts by the
instructors of Maharaj Tennis. Sign up for the
fall tennis class season during the event. New
rackets will be available for demo play. Tennis
enthusiasts are encouraged to come join in the
free play. For a schedule of the Block Party
events, erhail michelemaha@msn.com or con-
tact the Parks and Recreation office.
Fall tennis schedules for the city of
Fernandina Beach are available at the parks
and recreation office on Atlantic Avenue and
by mailing michelemaha@msn.com. Maharaj
Tennis will be adding many new class options
for tennis enthusiasts including cardio tennis
and more intermmediate and advanced adult
clinic options.

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 event is
open to all levels of play.
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.
The tennis event, which features a tennis
clinic hosted by Washington and round-robin
play, will be held from 10 a.m. lo 1:30 p.m. at
the MaliVai Washington Youth Center on Nov.
10. Lunch will be provided for all participants
byTacoLu Baja Mexicana.
Registrations accepted for the event will be
limited; register 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 registration is $25 (no tennis,
but entry to player social at Suite and TacoLu
lunch on Saturday).
The MaliVai Washington Youth Center is
located at Emmett Reed Park on the corner of
Sixth and Payne at 1096 West Sixth St. in
Jacksonville. Vontact Amanda Becker at beck-
er@floridausta.com or Katelyn Walters


Aug. 25 Preseason at Bishop Kenny TBA
Aug. 27 BISHOPSNYDER 530/630
Aug. 28 at West Nassau 5 30/6 30
Sept. 4 at Ponte Vedra 5 30/6:30
Sept. 6 BARTRAM TRAIL 530/630
Sept. 10 at Camden County 5'306 30
Sept. 12 EPISCOPAL 5 30/6 30
Sept. 14-15 at OVA tourney TBA
Sept. 18 YULEE' 530, 30
Sept. 19 at Orange Park 5.30/6:30
Sept. 25 at Stanton Prep 5 306 30
Sept. 27 BOLLES 5 30r/ 30
Oct 2 CREEKSIDE 5306:30
Oct. 3 at Mandann 530/630
Oct 5-6 Bolles Invitalonal TBA
Oct. 9 at Bshop Kenny 530/630
Oct 17 FLEMING ISLAND 530/630
Oct 18 MIDDLEBURG 530/630
Oct. 19-20 at JV tournament, BK TBA
Oct 23, 25 Distnct 4-4A at Yulee 6 00
' Distinct

Aug 24
Aug 28
Sept 6
Sept 13
Sept 20
Oct 4
Oct 11
Oct. 18
Oct 25

Aug 24
Aug 30
Sept 7
Sept 14

Junior Varsity Football
at Hllard
at Wolfson
at Camden (ninth grade)
at Fernandina Beach
Varsity Football
at Gainesville
at South Lake

Sept. 21
Sept. 28
Oct 5
Oct 12
Oct. 19
Oct 26
Nov. 9

Aug 28
Aug 30
Sept. 6
Sept 7
Sept. 10
Sept 13
Sept 18
Sept. 20
Sept 25
Oct 1
Oct. 4
Oct. 8

at West Nassau
at Tnnity Christian
at Hamilton County
at University Christan
at Epscopal
at Oakleaf
at Fernandina Beach
at West Nassau
at Tnnity Chnstian
at Hilliard
at Camden County


5:30/6 30

Oct 11 at Baker County 530/6j 30
Oct 12-13 at Keytone Heights tourney
Oct 19 OAKLEAF. 530/630
Junior Varsity Football
Sept. 6 at Keystone Heights 6.00
Sept 13 at Yulee 600
Sept 20 at West Nassau 700
Oct 11 BOLLES 600
Oct 25 YULEE 600
Varsity Football
Aug 24 KO CLASSIC (Williston) 730
Aug 31 at Union County 730

Sept 14 EAGLE'S VIEW 730
Sept 21 COCOA BEACH 7 30
Sept 28 HILLIARD 7 30
Oct 5 at Yulee 7 30
Oct 12 MATANZAS" 730
Oct 19 atFortnWhile 730
Nov 2 WEST NASSAU' 730
Nov 9 at Oakleaf 700
Distrct" 'Homecoming
Cross Country
Sept 8 Kate Caples nvt (BK) 7am
Sept 15 Bob Hans Invt (Pidgevew) 8am
Sept 22 Alligator Lake Invl 8am
Oct 6 Ponte Vedra Invt 8am
Oct 13 Bale N Trail (Bartram Trail) 8am
Oct 25 COUNTY MEET 430
Nov 1 Dstnct 3-2A TBA
Nov 10 Region 1-2A Tallahassee 830am
Nov 17 State2A TBA
Sept 13 atBaldwd n 330
Sept 15 at Bolles Invitaaonal 9am
Sept. 20 at Epscopal 4 30
Sept 27 at St. Johns Country Day 400
Oct 2 BALDWIN 430
Oct 4 at Blles 4 30
Oct 6 at FSPA Inwational Orlando 9am
Oct 9 COUNTY 430
Oct. 11 FLORIDA D&B 430
Oct 13 COLUMBIA 9am
Oct 18 at Flonda D&B 430
Oct 22-26 Dstnct 1-2Ameet TBA

FRIDAY. AuGL'sr 24.2012 YULEE'S ABUZZ News-Leader


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hMZ Z Fun Day at Solid Rock Church of God by Faith that featured face painting above right, a bouncy house and water
a slide, live entertainment and first responders. Below, Felicia Sims takes a break from voter registration to enjoy
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Turtle release to kick off 'Wild' season

Laura Grover of Bellevue,
Wash., submitted a panel
of an artist on the moon
called "Plein Air For life,"
for the Dream Rocket



panels at

Artwork from the Dream
Rocket Project is on display at
the Bryceville branch library
through Friday, Aug. 31.
Starting in 2009, The
Dream Rocket Project has
been collecting art pieces
submitted from across the
United States and various
regions of the world, with a
goal to collect 8,000 submis-
In 2014, this artwork will
be joined with the other
pieces to wrap a 363-foot
Saturn V Moon Rocket replica
at the U.S. Space & Rocket
Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Prior to wrapping the
Saturn V (48 feet taller then
the Statue of Liberty), all sub-,
missions are being displayed
in venues such as libraries,
schools, museums and other
interesting community loca-
tions such as window dis-
So far 100 exhibits have
been completed and total of
125 shows have been sched-
uled since May 2010.
Artwork on exhibit repre-
sents nine school submis-
sions, two individual and four
Girl Scout Troop submissions
from six states: California,
Colorado, Georgia, Kansas,
Montana and New York, and
including one international
submission Great Britain.
A range of themes can be
found such as community,
imagination, peace and space.
The designated overall
theme of the panels, "Dare to
Dream," challenges individu-
als to expand beyond the
present state of the world and
imagine the future. Perhaps
most importantly, individuals
are challenged to imagine
their contribution to that
DREAM Continued on 2B

Squall, a large leatherback, was released at Main Beach in October 2011 by the
Georgia Sea Turtle Center and the Wild Amelia Nature Festival. The movements of
this rehabilitated turtle in the waters surrounding Florida can be tracked on
www.georgiaseaturtlecenter.org. On Sept. 1, another sea turtle release will be held
at 11:30 a.m. at Main Beach in Fernandina. The event is free, and all are welcome
to attend.

Amelia Island artist -
Sandra Baker-Hinton
creates original sea-
turtle artwork each
year for the Turtle Trot
5K beach run and
walk. This year's paint-
ing depicts a juvenile I
sea turtle peeking
above the ocean's sur-
face, and will be fea-
tured on T-shirts for
the race. The Turtle
Trot will be at 7:30
a.m. Labor Day morn-
ing, Monday, Sept. 3,
at Main Beach. You
can register at Current
Running, 815 S.
Eighth St., or online at
com, where race infor-
mation is available.
Proceeds will benefit
the Amelia Island Sea
Turtle Watch, sea tur-
tle patrols inside Fort
Clinch State Park, and
Amelia Island Runners :,:
community running
projects. Hinton's ;'
Amelia SanJon Gallery
is located at 218 Ash
St., downtown .
Fernandina Beach. .
Call 491-8040 or visit
www.ameliasanjon- ...
gallery.com. "

The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, in partnership with
the Georgia Sea Turtle
Center, has announced that a
-sea turtle release has been
scheduled for Saturday, Sept.
1 at 11:30 a.m. at Main Beach
in Fernandina Beach.
One or more sea turtles,
stranded sick and injured on
Florida beaches-and rehabili-
tated at the Georgia Sea
Turtle Center on Jekyll
Island, Ga., will be released
back into native waters. This
event will kick off the Labor
Day weekend on Amelia
Island and the seventh annual
Wild Amelia Nature Festival
The sea turtle release is
free and open to public. It will
occur near mid-tide and all
are invited to stand along the
rope line to wish the released
turtle(s) goodbye and good
Parking is available, but
limited, at the various Main
Beach parking lots. More
information about the number
and type of turtles to be
released will be available
within days.

The 'Wild Nite'series
ofnature forums, held
the second Tuesday
ofeach month at7
p.m. at the Peck
Center, will begin this
year on Tuesday,
Sept. 11.

The Georgia Sea Turtle
Center rehabilitates many tur-
tles that strand from illness,
injury or cold shock along
Amelia Island and Northeast
Florida beaches. Whenever
possible, the turtles are
released backinto "home"
waters after months and even
years of painstaking treat-
ment and care at the Georgia
Sea Turtle Center.
The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival is a nonprofit organi-
zation whose mission is to
WILD Continued on 2B

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ly different approaches into a
compelling amalgam of roots,
R&B and homegrown folk-
soul music.
With "Stranger" they've
added a new permanent band
member, Alabama-bred,
multi-faceted guitarist, Dave
Yoke, while again featuring
the crack Atlanta rhythm unit
of Ted Pecchio (bass) and
Tyler Greenwell (drums).
Marked by a wide range of
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laced with poignancy, irony
and dark humor, the new
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ROOTS Continued on 2B



Kicking off today at Main Beach, the Great
Southern Tailgate Cook-off will feature a new
People's Choice Contest and VIP Pig Pub, free
live entertainment and barbecue. From noon-2
p.m. Aug. 25, guests can pur-
chase a $10 wristband to
sample barbecue from all
participating teams and then
vote for their favorite. A limited
number of wristbands will be
sold at Piggy Bucks stations.
The VIP Pig Pub is a $5 per
day cover charge for ages 21 and older.
The cook-offwill be held along Main Beach begin
ning at 3 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Saturday.
Admission is free. Free parking is available at
Atlantic Elementary School. with shuttle to Main
Beach 30 minutes prior to event opening and
throughout the day. VIP parking at the Atlantic
Recreation Center is $5 per vehicle, including
shuttle. Return shuttle from Main Beach will be
available until 30 minutes after closing. No pets.
please. Visit www.gstailgatecookoff.com.

Cats Angels will host a tour of the historic
Bailey House on Ash Street a grand Victorian

with whimsical carousel
horses on the wraparound
porch on Aug. 25 from 1-5 '
p.m. Tickets are $15 (children
under 18 free) and include
gourmet cookies, recipes and
lemonade. Cats Angels will
receive 100 percent of the
Tickets are available at the
Cats Angels Thrift Store. 709 S. Eighth St.,
Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.. through
PayPal at www.catsangels.com (use the donate
button and bring your printed receipt). at the
event or contact Jan Cote-Merow at 583-2870 for

Fernandina Little Theatre is proud to
present the North Florida premiere of Nora
Ephron's acclaimed play "Love. Loss and What I
Wore." Written as a .
collection of -T T
i_,ove, Loss,
vignettes and nd
monologues read at I Wr
by five women. the i 1 Wore
show just recently
closed Off-Broadway after more than 1,000 per-
formances. FLTs production features Shannon

Shaw, Annette Rawls. Amy Dawkins. Doris Davis
and Susan Dahl. and is directed by Kate Hart.
Performances are Sept. 1,4.6.7 and 8 at 7:30
p.m. and Sept. 2 at 2:30 p.m. at FLT. 1014 Beech St.
Tickets for all performances are $15 and can be
purchased in advance at The UPS Store Publix
shopping center on Sadler Road. FLT is a small.
intimate space, and patrons are encouraged to
purchase tickets in advance to guarantee avail-


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. Bf
4477 Buccaneer
Trail. Enjoy din-
ner, music, a cash bar and golf cart shuttles
to the venue, all to help feed the pets of seniors
receiving Meals on Wheels. Attire is casual.
Tickets are $25 and available at www.mow4pet-
snassau.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 information.



FRIDAY. AUGUST 24.2012 LEISURE News-Leader



The Nassau County
Volunteer Center hosts the
21st annual Taste of Amelia
Island "Celebrate Autumn
on Amelia" from 6:30-9 p.m.
Oct. 19 at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation Ballroom.
Enjoy a culinary fair, fine
wines, a silent auction and live
music. Call 261-2771 for tick-

Celebrate Community
Day at the American Legion
Post 174 lot, cornerof
Beech and 12th streets in,
Fernandina Beach, on Aug.
25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come
out and share in fun, games,
food and music. All children
are welcome, however, ele-
mentary age children and
under must be accompanied
by an adult.

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-

American Legion Post 54
at 626 S. Third St. will host a
Fish Fry from 5 p.m. until
it's gone on Aug. 25. Dinner
includes fish, baked beans,
cole slaw and hush puppies
for a donation of $8. Public is
welcome and to-go containers
are available. Then hang
around and sing karaoke with
Eddie Carter.
The American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54, is hold-
ing a raffle for a chance to
win an Apple iPad II. All
funds raised will go towards
veteran and community pro-
grams supported by the
American Legion Riders.
Tickets are a $1 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.

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., Fernandina Beach,
FL 32034. Join the group on
Facebook at FBHS Class of

Nassau County Public
Library System's One Book
One Community presents a
free group discussion of
this year's book, The Pais
Wlfeby Paula McClain, mod-
erated by English professor
Chris Twiggs on Sept. 6 from
6:30-8 p.m. at The Book Loft,
214 Centre St. The event is
sponsored by the Friends of
the Library and The Book Loft.

A story of love an
7he Paris Wi/e, capt
romance of Ernest
Hemingway and his
Hadley Richardson c
their years in Paris.

Join Nassau Hur
Society and the Am
Cancer Society Rel
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walk for
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Relay For Life and the home-
less animals at NHS. Late
registration begins at 9 a.m.
and the opening ceremony
starts at 10 a.m. The one-mile
walk to downtown Fernandina
Beach and back begins at
10:15 a.m. Pre-registration is
$20 per dog. Late registration
is $25. Each dog receives a
goodie bag and 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-

Morocco Shriners
Annual Fall Arts & Crafts
Festival will be held Sept. 8
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sept.
9 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the
Morocco Shrine Center,
3800 St. Johns Bluff Road
South, Jacksonville.
Admission is $3 for adults;
children under 12 admitted
free. The indoor air-condi-
tioned show includes ample
free parking. A host of
exhibitors will be on hand
offering unique, high quality
items for sale. For information
call (904) 642-5200, ext. 10.

Karen's Ride to
Remember, a 75-mile motor-
cycle ride benefiting the
Walk to End Alzheimer's,
will be held Sept. 22, start-
ing and ending at Murray's
Grille in Yulee. Registration
starts at 8 a.m., with kick-
stands up at 10 a.m. There
drawings and prizes and an
after-party from 5-10 p.m. with
barbecue, bike night, live
music and a silent auction.
Cost is $25 per rider, including
T-shirt, barbecue and one
grand prize entry. Cost per
passenger is $15 and
includes barbecue. Extra bar-
becue is $10 and T-shirts are
$15. Registration forms are
available at Murray's Grille or
Remember. Mail payment to
Jill Powers, 23615 Bahama
Point, #1427, Femandina
Beach, FL 32034. Call Jill
Powers at (904) 612-5242 or
Brystol Myers at 335-7681.

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

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
offers a Dance of the Month
class every Tuesday at 6:30
p.m. at Kinderstudios on
Island Walk Way, Femandina
Beach. 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 lev-
els welcome. Class fee is $10
per person/$15 per couple.
For information contact Aimee
Marshall at (617) 312-1932 or
ballroomdanceamelia @ gmail.


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, Jacksonville, (904) 374
Bring an accompaniment
CD, MP3 or sheet music for
your audition song, a head-
shot and bio/resume. Be pre-
pared to tell a little bit about
yourself and any previous
entertainment experience.
Singers, dancers, actors, jug-
glers, magicians, yodelers,
gymnasts, and family oriented
entertainers of all ages wel-
come. This is a production of
the Nashville Vocal Coach
coach.com) and Northeast
Florida Conservatory of Music

The musical "The
Fantasticks" 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 Cafe 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.


One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical informa-
tion about downtown
Fernandina and a good time
for all. Join the Amelia
Island Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
tour four of the town's most
popular, notorious or other-
wise historic pubs and bars.
One ticket will get you one
drink at each establishment
and an earful of colorful tales
about the places you visit as
well as those you see along
your way. It's a great way to
see Femandina and learn
about its history. Tickets are
$25 per person (must be 21,
must show ID); tour begins at
the historic train depot in
downtown Fernandina Beach.
Reservations required.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext.105 or Thea@ameliamu-

Guests on the ghost tour
will learn Amelia Island
ghost stories as they walk
in the footsteps of a bygone
era as the past comes alive
through the skillful storytelling
of your guide. The tour begins
at 6 p.m. every Friday like
clockwork and lasts approxi-
mately one hour. Meet your
guide in the cemetery behind
St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave. Tickets may
be purchased at the Amelia
Island Museum of History for
$10/adults and $5/students.
Contact 261-7378, ext. 105 or
Thea@ameliamuseum.org for
more information.

Drum circle ending
The Fernandina Beach
Drum Circle is canceled
beginning in September. If a
skilled drummer would like
to volunteer to facilitate and
continue the Drum Circle,
call Barbara Hill at (904)

Jazz fest tickets
Tickets are now available
online for the 2012 Les
DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz
Fesliail C':I 7-14 tei luring
peiorniomances by headliners
David Bencti and Spyro
Gyra lazz 'vilinist Dcug9
Carneron planist Mike.
Levine with the Miami Vibe.
The Dynamic Les DeMerle
Band featuring Bonnie
Eisele, plus Latin Jazz
Night, Blues Nighl wilh 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 otherwise
noted For derails visit
www amelaislandiazzfesti
Tickets may be pur-
chased online or at The
UPS Store Island Walk
Shopping Center, 277-0820,
and The Chamber of
Commerce Gateway to
Amelia, 261-3248
For more information.
contact the Feslival Holihne
at 504-4772 or email
Dinner dance
Join 1he Jekyll Island
Club musicians in the
Grand Dining Room of the
club on Jekyll Island.
Ga on Aug. 26 John
Thomas, Ernie Ealum of
Fernandina Beach, Stan
Walker and Willie Hammelt
provide the music ol
romance and joy for diners
and dancers alike from
6.30-9:30 p m
The last Sunday of most *
months boasts the Sunday
Dinner Dance with gourmet
dining and ballroom danc-
For dinner reservations
call 1912) 635-5155 Visit
www jekyll.lub corn
Blues Fest
The second annual
Amelia Island Blues
Festival is scheduled for
Sept 14-16 at Main
Beach Roger "Hurricane"
Wilson will open the
Saturday lineup with his
"Blues in School" program
and will
hang out
all week-
end pro-
musical -
tions and
Blues sensation Shemekia
Copeland will close
Saturday night
The festival lineup
includes Sean Chambers,
Shane Dwight. J P
Soars. The Nouveaux
Honkies and Flannel
Church with Duane Trucks
To name a tew
For information and tick-
ets visit www amellaisland-
bluesfest corm

String quartet
Tokyo String Quartet will
retire at the conclusion of
the 2012-13 season, and
the Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival IAICMFi is
included on the ensemble's
farewell tour
The performance Oct 5
a 7 p m will be held at
Amelia Plantation Chapel
36 Bowman Road
Tickets for premium
seating, which includes a
post-concert champagne
reception with the artists
are $100 General admis-
sion tickets are $50. Visit
www.aicmf. corn or call

Jazz jam
A jazz jam is held at
Pablos, 12 N. Second St.,
Fernandina Beach, from 7-
10 p.m. the first Wednesday
of each month. Musicians
are invited to sit in for one
song or the whole night.
Join the mailing list by

mailing beechflyer@bell-.

The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub &
Eats, 316 Centre St., fea-
tures S.I.N night Sundays
from 6-10 p.m. with
Shark Attack; Zane live
Thursday at 7 p.m.;
Reggie Blue playing Friday
and Saturday night; Doggy
Hour Monday, Wednesday

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 Taver
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N.
Second St., Tropic Thunder
tonight The Mosier
Brothers Aug 25; Soul
Gravy Aug. 31 and kLoB
Sept 1 Every Tuesday is
Working Class Stff" when
thousands of vinyl records
are for sale and available to
hslen to
Visit Dog Star on
Facebook and Reverb
nallon com Call 277-8010

Florida House Inn
Open Mike Night' is
each Thursday from 7 30-
10-30 p m in the Mermaid
Bar wrlh local musician
Terry Smith hosting a lam
Musician- perloim 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
1904) 412-7665.
Green Turle
The Green Turtle. 14 S.
Third St live music. Call
Hammerhead Beach
Bar. 2045 S Fletcher Ave,
DJ Heavy Hess Sundays
Visit Hammerhead on
Facebook Contact Bill
Childers at bill@thepalace-
saloon com

Instant Groove
The Instant Groove, fea-
turing Lawrence Holmes.
Johnny Robinson. Scott
Giddons and Sam Hamilton
plays each Thursday night
at The Rnz-Cariton Amelia
Island Dress is casual For
information call Holmes at

O'Kane's Irish Pub and
Ealery, 318 Centre St, free
trivia each Monday at 7 30
p.m wine lasting the third
Tuesday at 6 30 p m with
10 Wines for $10' rang wih
cheese and crackers and
live entertainment, dart tour-
nament every Tuesday at
7:30 p.m Dan Voll
Tuesday from 7.30-11 30
p m the Davis Turner Band
Thursday from 8-30 p m -
midnight and Friday and
Saturday from 8:30 p m -
12 30 a m
Call 261-1000. Visit
www okanes corn

Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117.
Centre St, live entertain-
ment nightly. Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or
email bill@thepalacesa-
loon corn

Sandy Bottoms at Main
Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave.
live entertainment every
night and all day on the
weekends- steel drum band
every Saturday starting at 7
p m See the lineup online
at www sandybottom-
samelia corn

Seabreeze Sports Bar,
2707 Sadler Road. inside
the Days Inn
Sliders Seaside Grill.
1998 S Fletcher Ave Blue
Moon Party Aug 31
karaoke Sundays 9 p m
with DJ Dave. live music in
the Tiki Bar 6-10 pm night-
ly and 1-5 pm weekends
reggae with Pill Pill 6-10
p m Wednesdays. The
Macy's in the lounge Fnday
and Saturday 6-10 p m.,
shag dancing Sunday 4-7
p m and tnvia Thursdays at
7 30 p.m with DJ Dave, live
music in Breakers Lounge
from 9 pm -1 a m nightly
Call 277-6652. Visit
Join Sliders on Facebook
and Twitter.

The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and
Bar, 3199 South Fletcher
Ave., Emie & Debi Evans

tonight; Larry & The
Backtracks Aug. 25; Richard
Stratton noon-4 p.m. and DJ
Roc 5-9 p.m. Aug. 26; Alex
Affronti Aug. 27; Early
McCallAug. 28; DJ Roc
Aug. 29; and Gary Kenlston
Aug. 30. Entertainment Is 5-
9 p.m. Monday-Thursday;
6-10 p.m. Friday and
Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. and
6-10 p.m. Sunday. Call 261-


ge" program for schools at
The Dream Rocket Project:
Jennifer Marsh, jjennifer@the
dreamrocket.com. Marsh cur-
rently resides as fellow of the
Donald B. and Twila Catron
Sr. Professorship of Art at
Washburn University in
Topeka, Kansas.
More information about.
the International Fiber
Collaborative and its current
project is available online at
The Bryceville Branch
Library is located at 7280
Motes Road, Bryceville. For
further information, visit

WILD Continued from 1B
protect the wild places and
wildlife of Amelia Island
through educational pro-
grams and events. The
"Wild Nite" series of nature
forums held monthly (second
Tues-day of each month) at 7
p.m. at the Peck Center will
begin this year on Tuesday,
Sept. 11, when Barbara
Jackson of the Native Plant
Society will be the featured
The seventh annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival, a
three-day event during the
third weekend in May, will be
held May 17-19 in 2013.
For more information
about the Georgia Sea Turtle
Center, please visit www.geor-
giaseaturtlecenter.org. For
more information about the
programs of Wild Amelia
Nature Festival and the festi-
val itself (to be held.from May
17-19 at venues on and around
Amelia Island), please visit
www.wildamelia.com. Both
the Georgia Sea Turtle
Center and the Wild Amelia
Nature Festival are also on
Facebook, where you can
check for updates about the
sea turtle release.

ROOTS Continued from 1B
(guitar, vocals) penned all
12 tracks, which were record-
ed in January at Swamp Raga
Studios in Jacksonville.
Mattison won a Grammy
as lead singer with The Derek
Trucks Band for 2009's Best
Blues Album, "Already Free."
In 2010, The Derek Trucks
Band announced a hiatus, and
Mattison joined the new
group, Tedeschi Trucks
Band, as a backing vocalist
and songwriter. He won
another Grammy with TTB
for 2011's Best Blues Album,
"Revelator." His compositions,
"Bound for Glory" and
"Midnight in Harlem,"
received significant airplay
and the latter was featured in
the band's performance for
the DVD of Eric Clapton's
Crossroads Guitar Festival
Landslide signed Scrapo-
matic in 2006 and released
"Alligator Love Cry," produc-
ed by John Snyder, which
Blues Revue called "one of the
year's most impressive releas-
es." With the duo expanding
itsrtouring vistas-through the
U.S. and Europe, a third
album, Sidewalk Caesars, with
Mattison producing, appeared
in 2008 and garnered unani-
mously positive notices, typi-
fied by All Music Guide's
praise: "Original tunes that
pulse with authority, convic-
tion and personality."
Produced by Mattison,
with mixing and mastering
from veteran Atlanta engineer
Rodney Mills, "I'm A
Stranger" is solid evidence
that this close-knit, ongoing
partnership continues to bring
forth an impressive outlay of
great music.
For more information, go
to www.landsliderecords.com
or www.scrapomatic.com.

DREAM Continued from 1B
These individual dreams
and aspirations will combine
to create a monumental
32,000-square-foot work of
art, providing a tangible
demonstration of the beauty
of individuals collaborating to
meet universal challenges.
The creation of the panels has
been a catalyst for creativity
in health care facilities,
libraries, schools, museums,
and for individuals.
The Dream Rocket Project
was founded by Jennifer
Marsh in a response to the
growing need within her com-
munity for supplemental arts
education for public schools,
community arts, and perhaps
most importantly, an outlet for
individuals around the world
to find common ground.
If you are a teacher repre-
senting a school in or near
Bryceville and are interested
in submitting artwork to the
Dream Rocket Project as well
as participating in a local
spring exhibit, please contact
Marsh to learn more about
the "Dream Rocket Challen-


Where volunteering begins.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012/News-Leader


Fathers, jets


from a dive

The sudden roll and dive
pressed the pilot tight
against his lap belt and
shoulder harness. Never in
all his days had such an
abrupt maneuver been nec-
essary. The F-102 Dagger-
shaped fighter jet plunged
toward the ground. With
only seconds to respond, and
swarms of enemy aircraft
occupying the same airspace,
he had only one chance. This
was it.
Both plane and pilot
strained to recover. With the
blood rushing out of his
head, and his vision becom-
ing gray,
the pilot
under the
NE& weight of
gravity and
S speed. In
an instant, a
new enemy
PULPIT The ground
NOTES was quickly
Pastor "Robby,"
Rob Goyette my mom's
Rob Goyette voice
pierced through the dog-
fight. "What are you doing?"
she probed from the other
room. "Just playing," I
answered and quickly placed
dad's F-102 model jet back
on its stand. Playing with
them was a privilege and
required special permission.
Ever since I can remem-
ber, airplanes have been a
part of my life. With my dad
being an accomplished Air
Force pilot and an instructor
of instructors, to this day,
when a local fighter jet cruis-
es overhead, my world stops
and I look up. As a child,
when jets flew by, I was
always sure it was my dad,
flying it.
Today, all my dad' nriilt II
jets are on display in r!.\
office. The F-102 Delta
Dagger has a broken tail.
Hmm, wonder how that hap-
pened. Anyway, recently I
found myself lost in thought
while sitting in my office
chair staring battle planes
my dad once flew.
"Why do these planes
mean so much to me?" I
remember asking myself.
The answer came as quickly
and as pointedly as the jets
themselves. "Dad!" Yep, it
was just that simple. Though
it's true, I love things that go
fast and exude raw power,
my affection for jets has
nothing to do with the
machine but rather with the
man that flew them.

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 MNssauville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034


A Congregation ofthe Presbyterian Church In
America Devoted to Christ, 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
(Yuee Middle School)


Traditional FamilyWorship....... 830am & am
Contemporary Worship .. .945am in Maxwell Hall
SundaySchool forall ages....... 9445am& 1am
Wednesday Dinner(Aug-May)..... 5:15pm-630pm

DowntownFernandna Beac

For a huge list of
reasons, many of
which are beyond
the dads'personal
choice, more and
more children are
growing up without

I'm sure if my dad was a
shrimp boat captain, I'd be
writing an article about that
and doing it with just as
much zeal. Why? I believe
it's because of the way God
made us. The influence of a
father is like no other.
Unfortunately, nowadays,
fatherlessness has riddled
our society. For a huge list of
reasons, many of which are
beyond the dads' personal
choice, more and more chil-
dren are growing up without
their fathers. The results
have been devastating.
If it weren't for the hope
offered to us by God, I hon-
estly believe it's a societal
dive that's too late to recover
from. With crime, abuse and
violence all related to it, the
lack of fathers involved in
their children's lives is cost-
ing us more than our nation-
al debt. Personally, I think
they're related.
That's why the Lord,
through the prophet
Malachi, some 2,400 years
ago, had this to say: "Behold,
I will send you Elijah the
prophet before the coming of
the great and dreadful day of
the Lord: And he shall turn
the heart of the fathers to the
children, and the heart of the
children to their fathers, lest
I come and smite the earth.
with a curse.'"'(Malachi 4:5-6) '
Now I realize that many
reading this article may not
have their father around.
Whether through death, sep-
aration or having never even
known him, in God there still
is hope. Truth is, the ulti-
mate Father for us all is God
Himself. His continual pres-
ence, faithful provision, per-
fect counsel and strong yet
gentle embrace does more to
satisfy the void in our hearts
than anything else I know.
"Pray then like this: Our
Father in heaven, hallowed
be Your name..." (Matthew
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
of Living Waters World
Outreach Center.

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 Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Caon of Buccaner Tr & Gebmg Road, Fenandmna Bch
For More Information Call: 261-9527

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

Rehearsals set for'Evening in December

Rehearsals for An Evening in December
2012 will begin Sunday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church. Pam Helton, music
minister at Amelia Baptist Church, wel-
comes singers from 1 .. I... t,.- .1I Northeast
Florida to join the 16th edition of An
Evening in December.
The program will be performed on
Friday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 9 at 7 p.m.
each evening. Rehearsals will be held each
Sunday afternoon at Amelia Baptist Church
from 5-6 p.m.
Singers in the community are invited to
join the choir starting Sept. 9. "It is not

necessary to attend the very first rehears-
al, and we don't expect people to attend
every rehearsal," said Helton. "We know
people have busy schedules and travel
plans, so we start early in the fall to accom-
modate people's needs," she said.
This year Helton has chosen a variety of
Christ mas music from several nations and
a variety of composers ranging from Leroy
Anderson, to Bach, Vivaldi and Rutter. The
Christmas story will be told in arrange-
ments by Robert Shaw and in a new col-
lection of Celtic songs, supplemented by
readings and drama.


Excellent music training and worship are offered for children ages 3-18 at Amelia
Baptist Church. Tiny Tones is a group for ages 3 through kindergarten that meets on
Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Children's Choir is for students in grades 1-5 and meets
Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. Children will learn to read music through fun group activi-
ties, sing unison and two-part songs, share music in the community and learn to play
instruments including hand bells. Allegiance is a four-part choir for students in
grades 6-12 that meets Sundays from 6:15-7:45 p.m. In addition to performing on a
regular basis during the year, Allegiance goes on a mission/performance tour every
summer. Over the years they have traveled from Colorado to New York City. Tiny
Tones, Children's Choir and Allegiance are open to all public, private and home-
schooled students. Contact Pam Helton or Amy Scott for information at 261-9527.


Women's Day
On Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. the
women of Trinity United
Methodist Church, 715 Ash
St., will host their annual
Women's Day Celebration.
.The theme is Women Living
in the Power of the Holy
Spirit. Speaker Evangelist
Alina White-Holmes is a
Fernandina native, recently
returning from Alabama. All
are invited.
Catholic classes
St. Michael Catholic
Church is sponsoring an
inquiry class for those that
wish to know more about the
Roman Catholic faith. R.C.I.A.
(Rite of Christian Initiation for
Adults), will start Sept. 4 and
continue each week through
Easter 2013.
The first few sessions are
devoted to basics of the faith,
after which participants can
decide if they want to contin-
ue on and become regular
members of the Catholic
Church, culminating in a cere-
mony at Eastertime. The ses-

Rev. Jose Kallukalam

Saturday Vig:l Mass 4 pm & 5.30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am 10am 12 noon
Daily Mass 8:30am Moi., Wed., Thurs & Frn.
6 pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 345 pmor by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-251-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6565

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship
*ia, SAT .. .6:00 pm
SUN .9:30 am
7 WED .7:00 pm
: '' Youth, Nursery
& Children' Ministries
ROb & C hrl I e Goyetta
.Sp..,, 1. 321-2117
OnA1A 1 mile west of Amelia Island
Join us LIVE on the Web Sunday

New Vision
Church, UCC
ot"r.hip Sundays
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sions are open to those never
baptized, baptized in another
faith or to Catholics that have
not received the Sacraments
of First Eucharist or
Confirmation. There is no
cost. An information session
will be held at 505 Broome St.
at 7 p.m. Aug. 28. Call Jan'
Smith at 261-3677.
Come to the Salvation
Army Hope House on Aug. 28
at noon for its weekly Tues-
day Worship Service. Pastor
Lynn Wilson of Destiny
Fulfilled Ministries will share
a powerful message. For
information call 321-0435 or
stop by the Hope House at
410 S. Ninth St.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church
will host its annual Church
Revival at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30-
31. The speaker will be Pastor
Marion Wise. Everyone is
welcome to attend.

Rosh Hashanah
The Jewish Community of

Innovative Style. Contemporary Musc,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30an Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connecthig with Chrst .
Connecting with 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 of All People
Sunday New Members (ass 9 a(m.
Sunday School 9:0 a.m.
Mllornllg 'or-hip 10:30 a.m. o eery Sunday
iedilne.iay MMid-week Service 7-9 p.m.Miniv.rires:
]3us & 'an, Co'uples. Sinighr,. Youth

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

Amelia Island/Nassau will
hold Rosh Hashanah services
at the Ocean Clubhouse at
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation on Sept. 17.
Services, led by Rabbi Robert
Goodman, will begin prompt-
ly at 10 a.m., followed by a
catered buffet lunch. Cost is
$30 per person. For reserva-
tions and information contact
Deborah Price at 310-6060
before Sept. 13.
Stepping Up
First Presbyterian Church,
9 N. Sixth St., is offering a 7-
week women's study starting
Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. in Jim
Thomas Hall, next to the
Sanctuary. The study by Beth
Moore, Stepping Up, is a jour-
ney into 15 of the Psalms.
Deborah Bunner and
Charlotte Collins will lead the
study. All women are invited
to participate and strap on
their traveling shoes as they
step up to a new understand-
ing of these Psalms. Call 261-
3837 to register. Cost for the
workbook is $20, available at
the church office.

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SVislts ays wekw!mf
Sunday School 9-30 am
Morning Worhip 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Frayer Meeing 6 30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6 30 pm
Classes ForA A ge
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225*5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225,0809

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

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Service -10:30 am
Sunday School 9 15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6'00 pm
AWANA Sunday 500 7"00 pm
Wednesday Service 700 pm
Nursery Provided

The variety of music included this year
will offer many opportunities for strings,
percussion and other instrumental ensem-
Singers are invited to come find out
more about An Evening in December start-
ing on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. Amelia
Baptist Church is located at 961167
Buccaneer Trail at the roundabout where
Fletcher Avenue meets First Coast
Call Pam Helton at the church (261-
9527) for more information or to arrange
for childcare during rehearsals..


The Amelia Island
Women's Evening Commu-
nity Bible Study invites you
to its Kick-Off Dinner at 6
p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 at
Amelia Baptist Church,
961167 Buccaneer Trail.
Sign-ups will be taken for
the in-depth study of the
Wisdom of Solomon and
the Gospel of Mark begin-
ning Sept. 10. RSVP to
Claudette Drummond at
* *
Would you like to grow
in the knowledge and rela-
tionship with the living God
through individual study?
Small group discussions?
Listening to the teaching
director, a trained lay
leader who seeks to clarify
the weekly Bible passage?
Well, look no further -
Community Bible Study
provides a 30-week interde-
nominational Bible study.
CBS welcomes those
who are seeking God for
the first time and welcomes
those who are seeking to
know Him more.
For more information,
contact the appropriate
class coordinator:
Ladies Day Class
(newborn-teen core
groups) Wednesdays from
9:30-11:30 am. 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,
starting Sept. 10. Call
Claudette Drummond, 321-
Men's Evening Class.
Monday from 7-8:30 p.m.
at Amelia Baptist Church,
starting Sept. 10. Call Tony
Taylor, 321-0785.
The ladies and men's
classes will study Proverbs,
Ecclesiastes and Song 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 classes will study 1
and 2 Samuel. Please call
Bobbie Burch at 415-0365.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes Youl
Located at the comer
ofth &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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85326 Winona Bayview Road
Yulee, FL
Bro. Hartford Peeples, Pastor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship .... .1100 am
Evening Worship ......6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer ....6:00 pm
Bible Sludy-Thursdays... 10-00 am
"Serving the Lord with Gladness"

t La Tierra Prometida
(The Promise Land)
Ifdtspanic NMntsrtry
Sunday-1 100 am English
7:00 pm Spanish
Wednesday-7:00 pm Spanish
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416 Alachua Street
(904) 349-2595


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FRIDAY. AUGUST 24. 2012 /News-Leader

GratitudeA inmeca

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, 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 kahrens@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

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Ron Noble, president of the Yulee Optimist Club, pres-
ents Hailey Hallmark with a Yulee Optimist Scholarship
check last week.



Young leaders
Youth Leadership Nassau is accept-
ing applications from 10th and 11th
grade students. Participants gain an
increased awareness of community
needs, opportunities and resources and
develop effective styles of leadership.
Applicants should be able to demon-
strate proven leadership ability; have an
interest in addressing the issues con-
fronting Nassau County; and have 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 is Aug. 31.
Contact Amanda Thien at (904) 879-
Open house
Fernandina Beach Middle School
will hold an open house for all families
on Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
Homeschool meeting
The Nassau County Home Educators
will sponsor a Homeschool Orientation
for families interested in homeschooling
on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at Springhill Baptist
Church, 941017 Old Nassauville Road.
Get information on the legal aspects
of homeschooling, curricula and com-
munity support, talk to veteran home-
schoolers and pick up "information
packets." The group provides field trips,
programs, support meetings and other
cooperative aids. For information call
NCHE president Jane McDonald at 277-
2798. Visit www.homeschool-
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 Lowe's).
Rehearsals will be on Thursdays. Any
student who has not pre-registered
should arrive at 4 p.m. on Sept. 6. For
information contact Nanette Autry, artis-
tic director, at nononan45@hotmail.com
or 310-5403.
New academy
Tree House Academy, 2120 Will
Hardee Road, in the former La Petite
Academy, is accepting enrollment for
ages six weeks through fifth grade.
Registration fees have been waived until
2013. The VPK program will begin Sept.
4 and end June 4. Tuition includes

Cub roundups
Local Cub Packs are holding
roundups. Boys entering first to fifth
grade or are 6-10 years old are
welcome. Parents and youth can
sign up to help as well. If you cannot
make these dates, visit the council
website at www.nfcscouting.org or
contact District Executive Michael
Moore at 1-800-232-0845. Roundups
will be held:
Pack 353 at Emma Love
Elementary on Aug. 30 at 6 30 p.m.
Pack 351 Bryceville Elementary on
Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.
Pack 701 at Faith Christian
Academy on Aug 30 al 7 p m
S* Pact: 171 at Hilliard Elementary orn
S Septcr al p rm

breakfast, lunch and snack and trans-
portation before/after school to
Southside and Emma Love elementary
Bobbie Mathews is director, Dian
Ehret is in charge of the infant class and
Terry Ramsay is lead VPK teacher. No
appointment necessary. Hours are 6
a.m.-6:30 p.m. Phone 277-8104.
The McArthur YMCA is enrolling
VPK students at the Atlantic Kids
Campus in Fernandina. Extended after-
school care available. Space is limited.
Call 583-1608 for details on this free pre-
k program.
YMCA before and after school care
is now enrolling countywide for ages 5-
12. It also now offers middle school pro-
grams at the Atlantic and Yulee Kids
campuses. Call 261-1080 for details.
Jackand Jill
Jack and Jill Preschool is enrolling
for 2012-13 school year for two-year-
olds, K3 and K4 classes. The first day of
school will be Aug. 20. The curriculum
challenges children and promotes the
love.of God and the love of learning. J&J
has experienced teachers and two teach-
ers per classroom. Call 261-0881 for
information and to schedule a visit.
Coop preschool
Amelia Island Parent Co-Operative
Preschool, 5040 First Coast Hwy. (next
to the Dome Healing Center), is regis-
tering students for the 2012-13 school
year. AIPCP offers a quality education
for two- and three-year-olds. The two-

year-old class is Tuesdays and
|Thursdays from 9:15 a.m..-12: 5 p.m.
The three-year-old class is on Mondays.
Wednesday and Fridays from 9:15 a.m.-
12:15 p.m. Visit www.aipcp.org or call
Upward sports
First Baptist Church is offering
Upward Basketball & Cheerleading in
the Family Life Center on South Eighth
Street for children in kindergarten-sixth
grade. Register at FBFirst.com.
The season includes one-hour prac-
tice each week where coaches teach
skills like dribbling, shooting and pass-
ing in basketball and stances, motions,
jumps and cheers in cheerleading. First
Baptist will broadcast the games online.
Early registration has begun. Sign up
online or stop by the church at 1600 S.
Eighth St. during regular business
hours to receive a brochure and form.
Ogbum School
The Ogburn School, a SACS-CASI
private school on Amelia Island, is
accepting applications for new students
in grades 8-12 for the 2012-13 school
year. Students meet two to five days per
week in settings of 8-12 with individuat-
ed curriculum and personalized instruc-
tion. Hybrid programs offer a combina-
tion of attendance and online.
Attendance programs are offered for
grades 8-12; online programs are avail-
'able for grades 6-12. McKay
Scholarships accepted.
Call 491-6233, email info@ogburn.
org or visit www.ogburn.org.
Classical Conversations
Homeschool program Classical
Conversations is enrolling Nassau
County students in K4-6th grade for the
2012-13 school year. It aims to lead the
home-centered education movement by
equipping parents and students with the
classical tools of learning needed to dis-
cover the order and beauty of God's cre-
ation and to inspire others'to do the
same. Go to www.classicalconversa-
tions.com and contact Tabitha Mudd at
556-6757 or tabithamudd@yahoo.com.
Lamb day care
Lamb Christian Day Care is enrolling
ages six weeks to four years old. It is an
accredited program by APPLE and in
partnership with the United Way
Success by 6 Program. The day care is
located in the educational building of
Memorial United.Methodist Church,
601 Centre St., Fernandina Beach.
Space is limited. Call 261-5301.

Sierra C. Henry was presented a certificate of
achievement by Stanley Lofton during the Yulee High
School Awards program in May, above.
Sierra was selected as the first recipient of the Malvin
L. Lofton Memorial Scholarship, established and funded
(for six yeas at $500) by Malvin's family and very close
family friends. The Malvin L. Lofton scholarship is
administered by the Nassau County Retired Educators
Malvin was a resident of Fernandina Beach (South
11th Street) and later, Yulee (Miner Road). He was a
graduate of Fernandina Beach High School, Class of
1983. Malvin earned his BS degree in Computer
Science from Florida A&M University.
Sierra is a member of the freshman class at Edward
Waters College in Jacksonville. The community is sup-
portive of Sierra and wishes her well.

Friday, August 24

Gates open at 3:00 p.m.
Jimmy Parrish and the Ocean Waves Band
Rockit Fly

Saturday, August 25
Gates open at 10:00 a.m.
Beech Street Blues Band
The Honey Badgers
Sean McCarthy & the Fishin' Musicians
Little River Band

Bruno Scattalon, above left with Faith Christian
Academy Headmaster Bryan Alvare, was the fortunate
recipient of a new iPad 3 from Faith Christian
Academy's summer raffle. Scattalon was one of many
who bought a $ 1 ticket to enter into the drawing. The
raffle was a part of the grand opening of the school's
new Media Center where pre-school through eighth
grade students will come to read in the library and
expand their learning options in the new computer lab.

Free Admission, Free Parking & Shuttle to Main Beaech

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.










At Main Beach on Amelia Island

August 24th & 25th

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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 r.l-,:bt5 i-rjne 815 Kingsland/St. Marys 860 Homes-Unfurnished
103 in Memoriam 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer 803 rlchi.be ,t orr LOt- 816 Camden County 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 623 Swap/Trade 8001 rre.la. Island Hc.mes 3L Other ArIas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnishings 624 Wanted to Buy s85 Beacre; 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Services 612 Muscial Instruments 625 Free Items 806 Waterfront 851 P.,rrnmr, a,-r ',-a 864 Commercial/Retail
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION e80 C-.,ndoninimus tvb riltbile H.n-me 901 TR Warehouse
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 :r-.ar ,. Tran.-r Pu8 Orf lirilr ,uilCe 5 ule Ho1ir, i.et-.r 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 -:.at Cupfi.: L[cscke rt 9 LO (5 854 R..oT 90 Automobiles
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 c.crr. F..,,j.rr..st..- s BL0 Farmrn- hA, reage r,855 Ap'rtr-,r.nt-Fu.rr...ri 9032 Vans
202 Saies-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 704 -,.:-r,:.ar.ar, ,r,cl;es c Cmmcrrrei Reaiil 85r: pr.rtm r.a--rurr, 904 Motorcycles
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks-& Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 618 Auctions 705 :. rrut.;r: P. Supphri e12 Prop-rt., Echange 8' i.cr,d,,.i--urr,n._l 1 905 .Commercial


S 102 Lost & Found
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.

104 Personals
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105 Public Notice

Herein I subject to the Federal
Fail- Housing Act, Which makes It
illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, reliiion, sex,
handicap, tamillial 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
intonned that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
rf you believe that you may have
been discr imlnnaedr against In
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
HUD I (800)d69 )777, or for the
hearing impaired 1(800)927-9275.

I 105 Public Notice I 201 Help Wanted

THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles For Towing & Storage and
will be auctioned off on the listed dates
below: on 9/6/2012, a 2001 Chevy
Van, VIN# 1GCEG15WX11175212 and
on 9/18/2012, a 2001 Dodge Durango
VIN# 1B4HR28N31F510536 at 12 noon
at 1683B S. 8th St., Ferandina Beach,
FL 32034. (904)321-3422

201 Help Wanted
COOK / BANQUET We are looking
for a part-time experienced line cook
who can handle high pace ticket time.
Country Club setting. Mainly days with
possibility of moving to full time.
Banquet knowledge is helpful. Please
apply in person at Golf Club of Amelia
Island, 4700 Amellia Island Parkway,
Amelia Island.
or part-time. Fishing experience a plus.
Call (904)277-0775, ask for Jim.
DRIVERS 100% owner operator co.
Regional & dedicated. Home weekly.
Class A CDL. 1 yr exp in last 3. Call
(800)695-9643. ANF
Drivers Wanted Must have Class A
CDL. Ability to travel. Benefits,
vacation, holidays. Contact Jeannette
at (814)474-1174. ANF
Time Weekend Shift. Apply in person
at 941510 Old Nassauville Road, FB
32034. Phone (904)206-4120.



at Summer Be ach

The Golf Club of Amelia Island is looking for a high-'
ly organized sales person with at least 3 years of
sales experience. Knowledge of the corporate busi-
ness, transient and resort markets is a must. Proven
experience in managing budgets, forecasting, along
with knowledge in using Mac and Cater ease.
Exceptional public relations skills and interpersonal
skills. Background in food knowledge. The person
applying for this position must be able to think out-
side the box, detail-oriented, self-starter, marketing
skills and ideas along with good written and verbal
skills. This is an upscale private Golf Club, thorough
understanding of the sales process within this com-
munity. Hire package does include incentives and
benefits, along with a comfortable salary. Please
contact the Golf Club by submitting your resume to
Text: JAX14413196


Due to the increase in business, Paul
Clark Ford has an immediate opening
for an Experienced Service Advisor.
Benefits offered include:
Competitive Pay Plan
Ford Factory Training
Paid Vacation & Holidays
Health, Dental, Vision &
Disability available.
Please contact Greg Krajewski at
(904)225-3673 or e-mail

energy candidate with natural foods
exp. Applications and job description at

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.

in Kingsland, GA seeks result-oriented
leadership with proven success in
medical practice day-to-day opera-
tions, billing expertise, personnel sup-
ervision, and financial management.
References required. Excellent comp-
ensation package. Please send resumes
to: dpemberoaiaba-advisors.com
NOW HIRING Full Time Plumber -
Must have expenence in new
construction, residential/commercial,
remodels, 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



The food pantry needs donations of
non-perishable food items all year round.
SFor more information, call: 904.261.7000

201 Help Wanted
ATTN: DRIVERS Freight up = more
$$. New pay pkg, new KW
conventional, 2 mos CDL Class A
driving exp. (877)258-8782. ANF
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
See the world, room & board. Work on
ships, tugboats, crew & supply boats.
No previous experience required.
www.BeaMerchantMarine.com. Email:
gwisdom2@col.com. ANF
Become a driver for Wemer
Enterprises. Earn $800 per week. Local
CDL training. (877)214-3624. ANF
PEDIATRIC OFFICE hiring for front
office. Experienced and ability to multi-
task is required. Full time with
benefits. Fax resume to (904)491-
home weekends. Up to 39C/mile, late
model equipment &.Big Miles! 1 year
OTR flatbed exp. (800)572-5489 x227,
SunBelt Transport. ANF
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
management 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 advancement.
Irrigation Technician position re-quires
experience in installation, trouble-shooting
and repair or resi-dential and commercial
irrigation sys-tems. Must be able to work
inde-pendently 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 to info@martexland-scape.com

Senior Tech Full-Time

Position Available
Prefer Chrysler experience, but will
consider someone with 5 years or more

experience and at least 3 ASE Certifications.

Positions offer 401K, Health Insurance,
Great work environment.

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

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

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

DRIVERS Earn 50 up to 55 cpm
loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified
drivers. Home most weekends. Call
(843)266-3731 / bulldoghiway.com.
OR- Good pay. Call (321)403-6899."
for Registered Nurse Position with
the Nassau County Department of
Health, School Health Program. This
position provides public health services
within the public schools in the county.
To apply go to www.employflorida.com.
The State of Florida is an Equal
Opportunity Employer/Affirmative
Action Employer and does not tolerate
discrimination or violence in the
workplace. The State of Florida
supports a Drug-Free work-place. All
employees are subject to reasonable
suspicion drug testing In accordance
with Section 112.0455, F. S. Drug-Free
Workplace Act.

NESS seeking experienced Customer
Service Representative. Candidates
must have exceptional verbal and com-
munication skills, ability to multitask
and a positive attitude. Please send
resumes to signplace20124a mail.com.

DRIVERS Refrigerated & dry van
freight. Daily or weekly pay. $0.01
raise per mile after 6mos. CDL-A, 3
mos current OTR exp. (800)414-9569,
www.driveknight.com. ANF

Real Estate and Property
Management Assistant
Looking for an energetic individual
with excellent oral and written
communication skills. Must be
highly organized and able to multi-
task. Work primarily from home with
flexible scheduling. Some week-
ends required. Send resume to:
'0'Box 7,-i. Fcrr.an.Jir, Beahch,'FL

MORNING HOURS Server/Part-Time
Manager. DeNucci's Soft Serve, 2210
Sadler Rd., Fern. Bch. Send inquiries/
resumes to: johndenucci@hotmail.com



Locally Owned & Operated
"A company built one bale at a time rtrougi
hard work and integrity over 18 years."
Fist, Friendly Service-lnstallarion Available


Patios Sidewalks &
Driveway Add-ons, starting at 599
We will meet or beat any reasonable quotes.
SHighest Quality -Lowest Prices
Office: (904) 491-4383
Licensed & Bonded Cell: 1904) 237-7742



Please Call Us
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40 Years Experience
Licensed Insured
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2-Car Garages

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I When It Rains
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Aluminum Gutters
Now Installing Screened Rooms


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Steven Hair Maintenance, In .
"The local guy" since 198-
Quit Paying Too Much!
* 0p.iralor at dooi repii ,,mentf Irismitter rcplacemeni
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100% Natural Fertilizer with
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to optimize your lawn's health
defense against disease/pests
lx.Treatmentor Maintenance Plans
Complete l.andscape Maintenance
Irrigation Repair & Install
Landscape Design & Install

(904) 753-1537


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Bob's Irrigation

Full Service Lawn Maintenance
Landscape Design & Installation
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Outdoor Lighting Solutions
Seasonal Lighting Projects
Sod Installation & Repair
Concrete Pavers & Fire Pits
Deck Installation & Repair
Retaining Walls & Ponds
+ Grading Services & Drainage


"For the Luxury You Deserve"
*Lawn Maintenance*
*Landscape Installatlon*
*Irrigatlon Installatlon*
*Mulch & Pine Straw*
Clean-Up *
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*Sod Installation*
Free Estimates and
Great PricesI
since 1992

(904) 525-0176

You Grow It. We Mow It
Free Eslimales/Affordable, Quality Work
Jeffrey Justice (904) 557-6214
censed& Insured .
Lawn Care, Shrub Prep & Mulch Replacement
Edging, Hedge and Winter Maintenance
Irrigation, Sod Replacement, Tree Trimming



Scoil Lawson Chris Lowe
Sats Coisulani Sales Conmultan
Serving Nassau County
rover 20 years with

464054 SR 200 Yulee

(904) 261-6821


Reasonable Prices
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Driveways etc.
Exterior Windows
Wood Decks C/eaned & Resealed

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SRe.oofing Is Our Specialty"
Nassau County's Largest Roofing &
Siding Contractor Serving Satisfied
Homebuilders & Homeowners
Since 1993
Re-Roofing New Roofing
S Siding *Soffit & Fascia
Free Estimates
A Coastal Bu/ding Systems Co.

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201 Help Wanted

FIED TECHNICIAN $30 per hour
commission. Apply in person at
Steve Johnson Automotive, 1505
South 14th Street or email:

children ages 2-7. M-F, 1-5:30.
Minimum one year paid experience
required. Miss Kate's Pre K, 321-0049
or misskatesprek@yahoo.com.

204 Work Wanted
Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465

207 Business
FULLY LICENSED female contractor
wants working partner. (904)535-9848

301 Schools &

ED Become a Medical Office Assistant
at SC' Train. No experience needed.
Online training gets you job ready. HS
Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed.
(888)374-7294. ANF
MEDICAL CAREERS begin here -
Train online for Allied Health & Medical
Management. Job placement assist-
ance. Computer avail. Financial aid if
qualified. SCHEV certified. (888)203-
3179, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF
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

306 Lessons/Classes
extra incom.- ir.rr taking c urse.
Flexible. .:r..: ).r.:. convenient
locations. Register now! Courses start
09/10/2012. Call 310-6273. Liberty
Tax Service. Small fee 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
farm, feed & hardware stores.
Distributed by Fuller Supply (205)343-
3341. www.happyjackinc.com. ANF

good home. Neutered/spayed & 1st
shots. Lost Red Male Chow Name
"Chang". Reward. Call (904)225-9940.

FRIDAY, AUGUSi 24, 2012 CLASSIFIED News-Leadcer 7B

601 Garage Sales
-Fn. 8/24 & Sat 8/25, 8am-10am. No
early birds please. 13 Jasmine PI.

MOVING SALE Fn 8/24, Sat. 8/25,
Sun. 8/26 ano Fn 8/31, Sat. 9/1, Sun.
9/2. 86312 Callaway Dr, in Yulee.
GARAGE SALE 2525 Capnce Ln.,
Arbors of Amelia. Bikes, jewelry, men's
clothing, furniture, household items,
office supplies and more. Fri. 8/24 &
Sat. 8/25, 8am-lpm.

FRIDAY 8/24, 9AM-3PM 95501
Sonoma Dr. Moving soon. Call for
item details (904)535-9848.

GARAGE SALE Sat. 8/25, 8am-lpm.
86210 Evergreen PI., Yulee. Furniture,
clothes' lawn equipment, misc.
household goods.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 8/25, 8am-lpm.
Edwards Rd., Yulee (beside boat ramp).
Lots of nice items. Rolls of fabric,
fishing stuff, DVDs, household, tools,
boat 23 ft Proline, much more.
GARAGE SALE 23 S. 15th St., top of
hill off Atlantic. Sat. 8/25, 7am-2pm.
Apple computer, 100's of
jazz/standards CDs, books, & misc.
2192 HIGH RIGGER PL. behind
Dairy Queen. Black steel arbor with
bench, used once. Dining room table &
six chairs, two bistro sets, Craftsman
tools, vintage rope bed frame,
household, plants & lots of misc. Sat.
8/25, 8am-? No early birds.

ESTATE SALE Dining room china
cab., table w/6 chairs, leaf, beautiful
mahogany. Stools, Futon recliner,
ant. walnut drop leaf table, 6 ant.
walnut cane bottom chairs, book-
cases, Mac sport chairs, carpet,
entertainment bookcase combo, ant.
wal. rocker, artwork, several straight
chairs, end tables, several old model
ships (Robt. E. Lee steamship),
lamps, Van Briggle, stemware,
microwave, stack wash-er/dryer,
many kit. items, plastic containers,
glass, 'records, books, many
decorative items, office chair, coffee
table, fire screen, baskets, folding
chairs, old telephones, blanket
chest, hideabed, Ig work-bench,
computer (complete), old boxes,
oriental runner, rattan dinette set,
bath items, linen, clean men's
clothes (large & X-lg), WWII
uniform, stack storage furniture,
some toys, games, golf clubs,
freezer, bakers rack, marine items,
some Perko, marine maps, chests,
wind chimes, heaters, kitchen rolling
work island, many beer advertise-
ments, shells, US Navy cooking
slides, many tools, coral, floor tile,
vacuum, patio umbrella table, 6
wrought iron chairs, large Bar-B-Q
grill, patio bar, tall table, 4 tall
directors chairs, outdoor deep fryer,
cleaning items, so much more. 6
Zachary Court across from F. Beach
Golf Club, enter from Bill Melton St.
thru back gate. 8/23, 8/24, 8/25, 8-
3, on Zachary please do not block

LISA'S HOUSE Sat., 8am-12pm. '07
Honda 1100 motorcycle, men's Phat
cycle chopper bicycle, Harley neon
light, Harley bench, clothing, toys,
Madame Alexander dolls, camping grill,
motorcycle jackets, chaps, helmet,
knives, fishing & more. 2106 Jekyll,
Ct., across from YMCA.

GARAGE SALE Amelia Walk. Sat.
8/25. 85169 Champlain Dr. Sporting
goods, tons of household items,
handbags. Everything must go!

MOVING SALE Sat. 8/25, 9am-lpm.
Arbors of Amelia, 2668 LeSabre PI.,
Femandina Beach. Everything must go.

S arnabas
Needs volunteers to help Nassau Couny
fa "iies who.need food, shelter
and basic necessiti es
Call: 904.261.7000 for more info

602 Articles for Sale
commercial. For Sale. $500. (904)
FOR SALE New custom made area
rug w/pad, 12X16, cream colored,
$275. Kitchen serving/microwave cart,
$30. (904)277-6665

603 Miscellaneous
for Debbie Cox. Murray's Grill, 463852
E. SR 200/A1A, Yulee. Sat.t 8/25,
FREE DOG Home needed for female
Lab mix. 3 yrs., trained, kid friendly.
Call (904)321-7906.

609 Appliances
MUST SELL Whirlpool washer & a
Maytag dryer $150 set or $85 ea. Push
lawnmower, $40. (904)321-7906 Iv msg:

611 Home Furnishings
FOR SALE Sofa, like new, $350. See
on Ashley Furniture wcbsite, Model
#5580038, color is champagne. Pillows
included. 912-592-5870 (inYulee).

612 Musical Instruments
KIMBALL PIANO Good condition,
$500/OBO. (904)849-7559

613 Television

SAVE OVER $800 when you switch to
DISH. Promotional prices start at
$19.99/mo. Call today & ask about Next
Day installation. (800)286-2351. ANF

621 Garden/
Lawn Equipment

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

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
FOR SALE 3BR/2BA DWMH on 1 acre
fenced. Remodeled. $85,000. Mark,
219-6958 / 753-0823.
2007 4BR/2BA on 1 acre. Move in
condition. Owner financing. Call

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.

807 Condominiums
FSBO 2/1.5 Condo in Forest Ridge
Village. 1.5 blocks from beach.
Completely renovated! $132,000/OBO.

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852 Mobile Homes
RV to live on a campground for $425/
me. All utilities included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.
acre fenced. Remodeled. $800/mo.
Mark, 219-6958 / 753-0823.
acre located on Dwight Dr. $700/mo.
+.$700 deposit. 753-2155 or 753-2156
2BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE on 1/2 acre
located in Yulee. $700/mo. + $500
deposit. 491-4383 or (904)237-7324
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-5577.
97119 DIAMOND ST. 3/2 DWMH.
Corner lot, fenced back. $950/mo. Nick
Deonas Realty, (904)277-0006.
FOR RENT 2'& 3BR mobile homes.
$500/mo. + $550 dep. For more info
call Debi at (904)759-3897.


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860 Homes-UnfurnishedI I

855 Apartments

AT BEACH 13R furn apt., incl. all
utils., w/basic cable. Long term.
Starting $185/wk, $795/mo + dep.
Also N. 14th. Avail now. For details
dryer, hardwood floors. Near ocean.
$800/mo. Call (904)491-6136.
Apt. Fully furnished. DW, W/D, WiFi
connection. $895/mo + utilities.
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., Fernandina
Beach. Lease and references required.
$1600/month. Contact Bob Ramshaw
at 904-557-2106.
Surf & Racquet. $1,500/mo. Call (904)
277-4284 or 583-8733.

856 Apartments

Rental assistance on 2 & 3 BR HC &
non HC accessible apartments. W/D
hookups. Water, sewer & trash
provided. Call 904-261-2937 TDD/TTY
711, 1655 Lime St. FB Fl 32034. "This
institution is an equal opportunity
provider & employer."
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

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

858 Condos-Unfurnished
Lakes. $900/mo. Fresh paint, new
appliances, washer/dryer, pool/gym,
tennis court. Call (904)415-1165


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NICE 4BR/2BA HOME on Peeples
Rd. Ready 9/1. $925/mo. The Real
Estate Centre, Inc. (904)206-1370

1861 Vacation Rentalsi
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.
Island. 3BR/2BA ground floor. Newly
renovated, pets ok. Next to pool,
ponds and tennis courts. One block
from beach. $950/wk and monthly
avail. PIs call (904)415-3437.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

863 Office
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/Apt. 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
space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities, Intemet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
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2BR/1BA DUPLEX 1524 Stewart
Ave., near Amencan Beach. Stove &
refrlg., CH&A, washer/dryer $795/mo.
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 Bnght! $795 Drive by to see.
(904) 607-3121
FOR RENT 3BR/2BA at Flora Parke.
$1300/mo. Call Linda (321)231-3888.
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.
NICE 3BR/2BA HOUSE on large lot
off island. $950/mo. Call Greg (904)
86097 Kutana Dr, 3BR/2BA DWMH,
ready to rent. CH&A, LR, stg shed.
Clean and Bright! $695. Go see. 904-

904 Motorcycles

2009 SUZUKI GSXR-750CC Burnt
orange/black w/helmet. Less than 500
miles. Kept in storage. You will not find
a motorcycle in more perfect condition.
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Real Estate, Inc.

3423 S. Fletcher Avenue-2BRI BA across
from the beach. Nice Deck, Furnished
with washer and dryer.$1000/mo. utilities.
*514 S. 14th Street 3BR/IBA. Nice large
fenced yard. Available Sept I st $950./mo
S76129 Long Pond Loop 3BR/2BA 1723
S sq.ft $1,200 plus utilities
*2BR/ I BA furnished 1801 S. Fletcher Ave.
$1,650/mo. includes most utilities, water,
sewer, garbage, cable and internet.
Available fate August.
2BR/IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach.All until,
wi-fi,TV & phone.
S3BR/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$1850/wk plus taxes & cleaning fee.
AIA/SR 200 Next to Fastenal & Peacock
Electric 850 sq.ft. Great for showroom
or office space, $1,350 a month +_tax and
S3032 S. 8th Street, 850 sq. ft. office/retail
.space +18,00 sq. ft fenced outdoor are
$2,500+ tax and udlites.
*Amelia Park Unit B small office (2
rooms) with bath, 576 sq. ft. $1050/mo. +
sales tax
*Five Points Village 1,200 sq. ft AIA/S 8th
St exposure Great for retail, services, or
office. $1,200/mo +sales tax.
*Amelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) 910
approx. sq.ft, 3 offices recepton area,
kitchen and bathroom. $1450/mo. + utili-
1839 S. 8th St adjacent to Huddle House,
1,800 sq.ft $1700/mo. lease + tax. Sale
also considered.



2756 Jean Lafitte Drive 3047 sf. 4BR/4BA
Florida style home off Jean Lafitte Drive in
Fernandina Beach. Large open floor plan
with lots of windows for a bright feel. Living
room flows into the Kitchen and Breakfast
Areas. Kitchen has built in double open and
microwave. Separate Family Room with
wooden floors and fireplace! Large Master
Suite with Garden tub and separate shower.
Backyard features fulling screened pool with
Summer Kitchen and grill. Pets ok. On
Island. $2,150/mo.
404 Georgia Avenue 2257 sf. 4BR/2BA
home in the Portside community. Hardwood
and tile flooring throughout the living areas.
Large Living Room with Fireplace! Formal
Dining Room. Kitchen with Butler's pantry
and Corian counter tops. Well sized Master
Suite with separate Garden Tub and Shower.
Screened Lanai. Pets ok. On Island.
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.
3050 Robert Oliver Avenue 1820 sf
3BR/2BA Island home on an extra large
corner lot. Great Room with a fireplace, large
eat in kitchen and stone patio. No Pets. On
Island. $1,500/mo.

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General Manager

Lee Richardson

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.
710 N 15th Street 1460 sf 3BR/2BA North
end Amelia Island home. Large Family Room
with Fireplace that opens up to the Dinning
Room and Kitchen with Breakfast area. Master
Suite with standing shower. Large deck outback
overlooking two patio areas. Two car, garage.
Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On Island. $1,250/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.
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.

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Deep WaterHome on Bells River Completely rebuilt 2800 sf 3738 SF of luxury on.77 acre lot, Amazing waterfront home or
w/dock. Downstairs remodeled home has hardwood floors, grand entrance, great kitchen, the Lofton 3 re47s us
with gourmet kitchen of your huge master suite, upgraded inground heated pool, 3 HVAC ome os plus 70 sl
drenmt upstair< ha 2nd kitchen. kitchen on an acre on Amelia scwtems. hurricane shutters, cen- workshop/cottage. Dock has
cedar screened room & boat.
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Fully furnished 3/2.5 town- Beautiful lakefront home at Vacation in your backyard!
home 2 blocks from the beach end of cul-de-sac in North Inground pool w/brick paver
has updated baths, tile floors Hampton. Oversized kitchen patio, beautifulgardens, immac-
ulate home wn/sood-buming
downstairs. MBR balcony, for the family chef, nice MBR urlae, ome wall ap burng
Largest floor plan in complex, suite, extra long driveway,
#57747 $229,900 #57631 $187,500 #55469 199,900

Cleek Court $165,000 S. Fletcher Avenue $890,000
SClinch Drive S255,.900 Long Point S560,000
CALLE CORTA Countess of Egmont S129.900 Oak Marsh (Dee Water) $425,000
Recently renovated 3/2 in estab- OanAvnu $300000
lished Amea Island neighbor- rstAvenue 150000 ceanAvenue
hood. New roof. new kitchen N. Fletcher Avenue S150,000 S 20th Street $175.000
w/SS appliances, new carpet, S. Fletcher Avenue $529,000 ManucyRoad S89.900
new tile & vanities in baths.
'57937 S124,900 ,

Blackrock Road $37,000 Middle Road S250,000
Blackrock Road S260,000 Miner Rd (15sacres) S570,000
Blackrock Road S30,000 Napeague Drive $65,000
Edwards Road $42.500 Pages Dairy Rd acrese) S175,000
HISTORIC HOME Edwards Road $39,900 Parrish Drive $32,500
Lovely restored 1920's home
w/garage in Fernandina's East SR 200 (Comm) $425,000 Sail Wind Way $55,000
Historic District on i 00'x 100
lot. Includes separate Gravel Creek Dr S55.000 Serenity Lane $55,900
IBR/IBA guest cottage
R/gara ge.c Little Piney Island 5169,000 Pirates Wood (4 lots) $245.360
#57648 $359.000

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Owner financing available on
this recently updated second
floor end unit. Granite coun-
ters, tile & new cabinets.
Fishing pier on site
#52602 $275,000

Two-story 2/2 condo on S end of
Amelia Island has walk-in clos-
ers, scenic views & large bed-
rooms. Needs some updating.

#58033 S109.900

Beautiful and spacious 4/2 on
Grand Parke has island kitchen
w/SS appl. plantation shutters,
reverse osmosis v.ater system.
#58047 $229,5(100

house 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-

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

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