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County adds jobs to lure jobs to Nassau


Steve Rieck has pushed for a larg-
er budget to help the "woefully under-
resourced" county Economic
Development Board bring jobs to
Nassau County. His persistence paid
off Monday when Nassau County
Commissioners approved a funding
boost that would help provide at least
two new jobs in Rieck's office:
As the organization's executive
director, Rieck's job entaih drumming

up jobs in the county by marketing
the area to companies looking to relo-
cate their operations here. It has just
launched a major initiative, Nassau
Tomorrow, intended to bring thou-
sands of new jobs here.
Following a brief discussion, coun-
ty commissioners unanimously
approved a measure to spend $150,000
funding the nonprofit organization, a
$37,500 increase from it s ciintribuiioni
in 2012. Rieck is seeking a five-year
commitment for that funding from the
county, along with similar commit-

ments from municipalities and private
But \, Commissioner Barry
Holloway, who made the motion to
approve the funding, told Rieck prior
to the vote that he wanted to start see-
ing some results and "ribbon-cutting

ceremonies" to show for it.
"We need to start putting some
score on the board here soon,"
Holloway said as he and commission-
ers reviewed the proposed budget.
Trying to schedule those cere-
. monies, Rieck told commissioners, is

what gets him up early every morning.
With the extra cash, the Economic
Development Board will generate jobs
locally by focusing on five areas mar-
keting, business retention and work-
force development, government
affairs, public relations and investor
relations through the Nassau
Tomorrow campaign, he said.
Campaign literature says the eco-
nomic development office projects to
spend 40 percent of its budget on mar-
JOBS Continued on 3A

in my


After 25 years,


Italian cuisine to
After 25 years of bringing
Fernandina Beach, Mario
Pompeo Manganaro has
decided to retire.
"Everything comes to an end,
but I am proud that I sold my busi-
ness, I did not shut down," says
MaIngnaru. "I gul Mut b..kJi'.,e I
wanted to, not because I iad to."
Born in Naples, Italy,
Manganaro's culinary career began
at age 12 when he quit school and
got a job at a restaurant. For 12
years, he learned the food service
industry from the ground up, with
an emphasis on perfecting the
preparation of Italian cuisine.
In 1974 his brother sponsored
him and he emigrated to Allentown,
Pa. With little English, his first job
in the states was working at a pizza
restaurant with his brother.
Manganaro opened his first solo
restaurant in 1976 near Scranton,
Pa. During this time he took the
oath of citizenship wearing the
black pants and white shirt fre-
quently recognized as a culinary
He met and married his wife,
Rose Ann, in 1979. Soon the couple
started a family and life seemed
But by 1986, he was weary of the
cold and snow of northern winters.
"Iwas used to the sunshine in
Naples, you see, and this was too
Selling the restaurant to his
brother, Manganaro bought a motor
home and took his family south to
the Sunshine State.
After a seven-week odyssey that
included Key West, Miami and St.
Augustine, the family landed in
Fernandina Beach and learned it
was being touted as an up and com-
ing location, recalls Manganaro.
He opened a restaurant in the
Island Walk shopping center in
1987, moving to a Centre Street
location in 1990.
Pompeo's catered to locals and
tourists in search of authentic
Italian cuisine.
The 62-item menu included a
variety of pasta dishes as well as
chicken., seafood, beef and veal. A
favorite was Manganaro's tasty thin
crust pizza, baked in a special brick
One of the most popular dishes
Manganaro prepared for his guests

Former Miami Dolphins football coach Don Shula and wife Mary
Anne pose with Pompeo's chef/owner Mario Manganaro, top. The
late Davy Jones of'the Monkees complimented Manganaro with a
signed photo, above. Manganaro came to America in 1974
equipped only with culinary skills and went on to run Pompeo's
restaurant in Fernandina Beach for 25 years.

was Zuppa di Pesce, a seafood dish
with clams, calamari (squid),
shrimp and grouper.
"I made it as authentic as it could
be. And when people came from
New York, Chicago or Atlanta, they
know authentic and they always like
my food," said the chef.
Over the years, the restaurant
expanded to include a front court-
yard for outdoor dining, and
Manganaro often emerged from the
kitchen to entertain diners with his
m gniific l viice
'I did mrosly all the cooking in
the restaurant and I think that

because I stay on top of everything,
I am there to overlook everything,
this is why I survive 25 years. I have
people who ate with me 25 years.
We had a lot of good times."
There were also some
heartaches, he adds, especially
when he received calls from the
adult children of regulars with
whom he had become close to say
Pompeo's was their pircnl'l favorite
restaurant and they wanted to come
there after the funeral.
"This is so sad because we love
POMPEO Continued on 3A

4 seek


in ity
There will not be a runoff election
for a city commission seat this fall as
one candidate dropped out this week.
Former county commissioner Jim
B. Higginbotham withdrew his candi-
dacy in a letter to the city on Monday,
in time to have his name removed from
the ballot.
That means Commissioner Tim
Poynter will face Ed Boner for his seat
and John Campbell Elwell and Pat
Kelley Gass will compete for retiring
Commissioner Jeffrey Bunch's seat
The general election is scheduled
for Nov. 6. A runoff election would
have taken place Dec. 11 if no candi-
date obtains a majority in the first elec-
tion. With only two candidates for each
seat, that means one will get a major-
The new commission will take
office on Dec. 18.
For information about voting, visit




Fernandina Beach Commissioners
have scheduled the first of two public
hearings on the 2012-13 budget at 5:05
p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 204Ash St.
The commission will set the final
property tax rate and operating budg-
et for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
A second public hearing is sched-
uled at the same time Sept. 18.
Nassau County Commissioners
will hold their first public hearing on
the proposed 2012-13 budget at 6 p.m.
Sept. 13 in the James S. Page
Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau
Place, Yulee.
The commission will set the final
property tax rate and operating budg-
et for the new fiscal year.
The county's second public hearing
is tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept.
24 at the same location.
The Nassau County School
Board's final public hearing on its 2012-
13 budget is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Sept.10 at school district offices, 1201
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach.

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on the board here soon.'

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012 NEWS News-Leader

Thelma 0. Brunetti
Miss Opal, currently of
Fernandina Beach, Florida,
passed away quietly in her sleep
on August 5th. She was born
in Bibb County, Alabama, to
Dillard and Myrtle Thompson.
During WWII she was a
"Rosie Riveter," building the
Navy "Corsair" Aircraft. After
the war she married Dan D.
Brunetti of Marvel, AL They
moved to Evansville, IN, in 1949
and lived and worked there until
their retirement. The couple
moved back to Alabama for
retirement and her husband,
Dan, died in 1998. In 2002 she
moved to Fernandina Beach
where she attended Amelia
Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by
her parents, husband and three
siblings. Miss Opal is survived
by her,two sons and daughters-
in-law, Willie and Lee Brunetti
of Fernandina Beach, FL, and
Arthur and Janet Brunetti of
Evansville, IN; three grand-
children and seven great-grand-
children; and seven brother and
sisters and their families.
Miss Opal was buried in
Brent, Alabama. There will be a
memorial service at Amelia
Baptist Church on September
8th at 1 p.m.
In-lieu of flowers, please
make .donations to Amelia
Baptist Church, 961167
Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034.

Garrett Lowell Hall
Mr. Garrett Lowell Hall, age
41, of Fernandina Beach, pass-
ed away on Wednesday, August
29,2012 in Baxley, Georgia.
FL, he was the
son of Lowell
Hall and Jane
Philips Collins.
Garrett was a
lifelong resi-
dent of Fernandina Beach, grad-
nating from Fernandina Beach
High School, Class of 1988.
Garrett was a skilled carpenter
in the residential construction
industry on Amelia Island.
He was an avid fisherman
and usually got the first, the
biggest and the most fish on
any fishing trip. He enjoyed
surfing and if the fishing was
c&c and the surf was smal1.,e
could be found flying kites
along the shoreline.
Garrett was a life-long merm-


ber of the First Presbyterian
Church of Fernandina Beach.
Garrett leaves behind his
father, David Lowell Hall
(Sharon), his mother, Jane
Garrett Philips Collins (Steve),
his son, Riley Lafayette Hall, his
former wife, Melissa Matthews
Hall, his maternal grandmother,
Jane Garrett Philips, his step-
brother, Doug Duggan (Hope),
his step-sister, Polly Dutra
(John), aunts and uncles, Anita
Hall Taylor (Billy), and
Catherine "Betsy" Philips
Fulford (Bob), cousins, Wade
Williams (Susie) and Zach
Taylor (Jennifer), nieces and
nephews, Penny Taylor, Trae,
Kelsey, Lucus, Kayla and Emily
Duggan, and many other rela-
tives and lifelong friends..
Preceding him in death were
his maternal grandfather, Eber
B.' Philips, Sr., and his uncle
Eber B. Philips, Jr., his pater-
nal grandfather, Lowell Lafay-
ette Hall Sr., his grandmother
Myrtle Cameron Hall and his
first cousin Ginger Hoffman.
Funeral services will be at
10-00 a.m. on Saturday, Septem-
ber 1, 2012 at the First Presby-
terian Church of Fernandina
Beach with Dr. Wain Wesberry
and Reverend Doug Ganyo offi-
Garrett will be laid to rest in
the family section of Judd
Cemetery in Amelia.City.
His family will receive
friends from 5-7 p.m. today at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that you send dona-
tions to the Eber B. Philips
Memorial Scholarship Fund at
the Presbyterian Church, 9 N.
6th St., Fernandina Beach, FL
32034, to the Judd Cemetery
Association, 961146 Buccaneer
Trail, Amelia City, FL 32034, to
the Daughters of the American
Revolution, http://www.ameli-
the Salvation Army, 410 S. 9th
St, Fernandina Beach or to the '
charity of your choice in
Garrett's name.
Please share his life story at
Oxky Heard Funeral Direcwrs

Mr. Millard Boyd Kerce, age
87 of Fernandina Beach died
on Wednesday evening, Aug.
29, 2012. He will belaid to rest
in Georgia Nationai Cemetey-
in Caihtdrn,iG.

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tow togo
AAA and Bud Light will
help protect motorists dur-
ing the Labor Day weekend
with the Tow to Go program.
The Auto Club Group has
provided the Tow to Go serv-
ice for more than 14 years-..
because it allows AAA toirdo- '
tect the freedom and mobili-
ty of everyone on our road-
ways. The program's mission
is to discourage an intoxicat-
ed driver fromgetting behind
the whee.
The program is provided
in Florida, Georgia and
Tennessee and includes a
confidential local ride within
a 10-mile radius to a safe loca-
* tion, free and available to
both AAA members and non-
members. The AAA tow
truck takes the vehicle and
the driver home.
In Florida, Georgia or
west and middle Tennessee
call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or
(855) 286-9246.





EJ. Smith, local Seaboard Airline Railroad
agent, was named mayor of Fernandina Beach at
the commission's annual reorganization meeting.
August 30, 1962
A halfway house in Fernandina Beach, for-
merly known as the Stuart Center, was designat-
ed to house juveniles with long criminal records
under a new plan by the state.
August 27, 1987
Merchants and property owners mobilized to
enhance the appearance of Eighth Street as the
"gateway to the city" of Fernandina Beach.
August 30, 2002

Registration for the fall
* term Center for Lifelong
Learning classes is now open.
Classes include:
Amelia Island Plantation:
.. *Great Decisions 2012,
Swithacilitator lPeerJbhnson,
Alibrheet on Tuesdays, 9:30-
11:30 a.m., Sept 25-Nov. 13.
Historical & Cultural
Evolution of Amelia Island:
1300-1865, with instructor
Susan Mowery, will meet on
Thursday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.,
Sept 27 through November.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church:
Four Great American
War Novels, instructed by
Normtan Wesley, will meet
Tuesday, Sept 25-Nov. 13,
2-4 p.m.
Shakespeare: King Lear,
with instructor Bernie
McCabe, will meet Wednes-

days, Sept '26-Nov. 14, 10
Survival Sign Language,
with instructor Robyn Nem-
es, will meet Tuesdays, Oct 2-
Nov. 13, 10-11:35 a.m.
Attention! Open-Focus
Brain Training, with instruc-
tor Martha Bennett, will meet
Thursday, Oct. 11-Nov. 15,
1-2.30 p.m.
Florida State College
Nassau Center:
Introduction to Collec-
ting Coins for Fun & Profit,
with instructor Donald
Haskett, meets Tuesdays,
Oct. 9-Nov. 13, 1-2:30 p.m.
ITurned on the Compu-
ter ... Now What?, with
instructor Mike Hendrix,
meets on Wednesdays, Oct.
10-Nqy. 14, 1-3 pim. .
The registration fee for
each class is $50. Please con-
tact the Nassau Center at 548-
4432 for registration.

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percent increase from Labor Day traffic last https;//twitter.com/#I/fl511_southwest
year, according to AAA. FL511 I-4
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those traveling this holi- ; FL511 1-75
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states and toll roads. Safety tips
Travelers can call 511, visit FL51 1.com, Call 511 before driving, at a rest area
download the 511 app on iTunes or follow or have a passenger call to avoid talking
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register for My Florida 511 personalized, Customize your trip at FL511.com
services on FL511.com. Users can register before leaving to minimize time'spent on
their vacation routes online to hear informa- the phqne
tion on that route first when calling 511. Always wear a safety belt
Travelers can also register to receive traffic Don't drink and drive
alerts via phone call, text message or email. Florida 511 features
511 callers can transfer to Florida's major Traffic information on all interstate
airports on the 511 phone system. highways, toll roads and many other metrb-
"511 is an important safety tool for travel- politan roadways
ers to use before they get on the road," said Commuter travel times and reports oh,
Mark Wilson, state traffic operations engi- crashes, congestion and construction
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, before. When you know before you go, you AMBER, Silver and LEO Alerts. Silver
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crashes and congestion and stay safe on the ment agencies are searching for missing
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Gary W. Belson Assoqiates
Inc. will hold concealed
weapon license courses at 5
p.m. Sept. 3 and 7 and 10 a.m.
and 1 p.m. Sept. 8. A basic
with defensive tactics course
will be held at 7:45 am. Sept.
1 and 29. Contact Belson at
491-8358, (904) 476-2037 or
gbelson@bellsouth. net. Visit
www.TheBelson Group.com.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen Court
will be held Sept. 4 and 11 at
the Nassau County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in
Yulee. Sessions begin at 6
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. Those
wishing to be on the volunteer
jury or act as attorneys, court
.clerks and bailiffs can sign up
through their school guidance
office or by attending court
,and signing.up then. To partic-
ipate as an attorney, see
Coordinator Charles Griffin,
who assigns the rotating posi-
.tions. Volunteers need to
'arrive between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
For information call Griffin at
Divorce support
DivorceCare is a 13-week
support group and seminar
for people who are experienc-
'ing separation and divorce.
'Each session features video-
tapes with nationally recog-
nized experts on divorce and
recovery topics and an oppor-
'tunity for group discussion. A
new group is forming now and
will start at 6:15 p.m. on Sept
5. For the location, registra-
tion and information call 261-
9527. There is also a dinner
each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
and all are welcome.
WIN WIN (Women in
Nassau Helping Women in
Need) will meet Sept. 10, host-
ed by Barbi Coyne of HR
Business Connection. Meet at
6:30 p.m. in the Amelia Room
at Amelia Hotel at the Beach,
1997 S. Fletcher Ave.
Money collected at the
door will benefit Cedar Haven
Transitional House, a nonprof-
it organization that-empowers-
,womeri by filflngf te gp .-
'between homelessness and"'
independent living. Please
bring a $10 check payable to
"Women of Power," an appetiz-
er or dessert to share,
brochures and business cards
to distribute and a door prize
(optional). Bring a bottle of
wine to share; non-alcoholic
beverages will be provided.
Cedar Haven Transitional
House also needs cleaning
supplies and trash bags. To
RSVP or for information con-
tact Connie Braithwaite at
(904) 759-0745. Visit winwin-
Community Day
The Northeast Florida
* Community Action Agency
(NFCAA) and community
partners invite you to observe
September 11 with a special
day of activities focused on
building "Healthy Futures" for
your family, on Sept 8 from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. at the MLKJr.
Recreation Center, 1200 Elm
St., Fernandina Beach.
Learn how to prepare for
disasters like hurricanes and
floods. Get free health screen-
ings. Exercise with the recre-
ation center staff- participate
in a yoga or Zumba demon-
stration. The playground will
be open. For event informa-
tion call 261-0801 or visit

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After so many years,
you know, they
become like a

Continued from 1A
'them so much."
Manganaro derived an
enormous amount of enjoy-
ment from walking among
the diners, greeting locals,
visitors and celebrities alike
with jovial pleasure. Among
the famous faces who visit-
ed the restaurant were for-
mer Jaguars owners Wayne
and Delores Weaver, tennis
star Gabriela Sabatini, the
late Davy Jones of the
Monkees, Miami Dolphins
coach Don Shula and
sportscaster Brent
When actor Robert
Loggia of "Scarface" and
"The Sopranos" fame dirred
at the restaurant, he joined
the owner in some Italian
"We sang together
'Mama' and 'Come Back to
Sorrento,'" Manganaro
recalled with a smile.
Local resident and
Olympic skating star
Barbara Scott King and her
husband were frequent visi-
They came every
Sunday to the restaurant
They are such lovely people
and I will miss them terri-
Twenty-five years of
long hours on his feet have
earned him a well-deserved
rest, but the retiring chef
says he'll miss the people a
great deaL .
"After so many years, ,
you know, they become like
a family," Manganaro said
wistfully. "I am really, really
sorry for the people that
are going to miss me, too.
Every time I think about it,
I have tears in my heart"
A new restaurant is slat-
ed to take over the space
occupied by Pompeo's and
Manganaro said he hopes
his former clients will give
them a chance.
"I hope he makes them
happy the way I did."
The congenial grandfa-
ther of three plans to spend
more time with his wife,
Rose, qnid their children
Ashley, Angela and Mario,
and go for leisurely visits to
family in Italy and

Authentic Impact includes, from left, Marsha Williams, Tim Powell, Carl Williams,
Jonathan Mock, Vee Potter and Clarence Jones.

An Authentic Impact
News- Leader

"We offer service to anyone
in need regardless of their reli-
gious beliefs, and we do not
screen recipients to determine
eligibility. We believe God has
called us to meet the needs,
.not qualify the needs," said
Journey Church Outreach
Pastor Jonathan Mock of
Authentic Impact.
The.goal of the group is "to
express the irresistible love of
Jesus Christ to those who
receive their help."
"4 we only meet the physi-
cal needs without meeting
their greatest spiritual need,
we have missed what God has
called us to do," said Mock.
Authentic Impact has been
helping local families in need
since 2008. An average of about
7,000 pounds of food per week
is distributed from 10 a.m. to
noon on Tuesdays and
Thursday, and every third
Saturday behind the Loop
restaurant off Sadler Road.
The food is picked up in a
donated refrigerated truck
from local stores that partner
with thegroup and distributed
to families and/or individuals
that same day.
"Our outreach center pro-
vides a safe, comfortable envi-

If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor,
he too will cry out and not be answered.'
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ronment for recipients to
receive their food," said Mock.
"As they come, they are treat-
ed with dignity and respect."
All the volunteers are eager
to build relationships and
establish a sense of communi-
ty through their outreach.
Volunteer Vee Potter said,
"Being a part of the food min-
istry of Authentic Impact at
The Journey Church has given
me a chance to help feed the
people of this community,
while showing them the love of
Jesus Christ. Seeing their grat-
itude and their growing sense
of community has truly been a
blessing from God."
In addition to food distri-
bution, the group hosts an
annual turkey shoot, golf tour-
nament, Fourth of July family
day at Main Beach, and offers
holiday meal distribution at
The Journey Church is
located at 869 Sadler Road. For
information call 261-8310 or
visit their website at

Financial donations may be
made at the website or sent
directly to the church.
Authentic Impact operates
under its own 501 (c)3 status.

JOBS Continued from 1A
keting and 30 percent on busi-
ness retention. The budget
numbers show the bulk of the
funding, 63 percent, would go
to staff expenses.
For fiscal year 2012-13, the
NCEDB has proposed a budg-
et of $400,000, which includes,
$185,000 it plans to raise from
private investors and contribu-
tions from the municipalities of
Fernandina Beach, Callahan
and,Hilliard. Fernandina Beach
has committed $25,000 to the
"You will find inside that
prospectus a sheet of paper that
gives you the detailed dollar
breakdown of how we intend
to spend the budget that would
be created by your actions
under the budget request,"
Rieck told county commission-
The office would spend
nearly $252,000 on staff, accord-
ing to the budget, including
$211,000 for salaries and
$21,000 set aside for perform-
ance bonuses. The document
did not specify individual
The organization ,allocated
$125,600 for salaries and no
money for performance bonus-
es in 2011-12 and $120,000 for
salaries in 2010-11.
Rieck said via email
Wednesday that the proposed
personnel expense increases
were for salaries and taxes for
four full-time employees, not
two as in years past.
"NCEDB does not provide
insurance benefits, retirement,
401(k), merit increases or
longevity increases to any staff
(except that I receive a month-
ly stipend of $200 to cover a
portion of the premium for
health insurance coverage that
is provided through my wife's
policy)," Rieck wrote. The per-
formance bonus is a tool that

the board intends to use to keep
staff motivated for peak per-
formance over the next five
Rieck's pay was $85,000 in
2011, $80,000 in 2010 and
$74,000 in 2009, according to
the organization's tax filings.
Rieck wrote a letter to the
editor in the Aug. 22 News-
Leader stating that his "woeful-
ly under-resourced" office is
poised to help the county and
its municipalities "grow smarter
in the future than in the past
and become less dependent
upon residential taxpayers to
fund government services."
Under Rieck's leadership,
the office recruited aerospace
manufacturer ALM Techtiolo-
gies, Inc. to the county, paved
the way for development of
industrial properties and
created an Economic
Development Grant Incentive
program designed to. attract
Nassau Tomorrow aims to
create 3,800 jobs during the
next five years by drawing busi-
nesses to the county through its
six job creation areas, including
the Rayonier-owned Crawford
Diamond Industrial Park,
which is in the process of
receiving a "megasite certifi-
cation" that would attract indus-
trial manufacturers to the prop-
Local officials are anxious
for water and sewer services
to be provided to the Crawford
Diamond, an 1,800-acre pro-
posed industrial park owned by
Rayonier's real estate branch,
TerraPointe Services, south-
west of Callahan. The site is
being promoted as an econom-
ic hub given its intersection of
two class 1 railroads, two inter-
state highways, four deepwa-
ter ports, the international air-.
port and the Jacksonville
metropolitan area.

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Florida consumers steady

University ofFlorida
August consumer confidence
level Was unchanged since July,
according to a monthly
University of Florida survey.
"Floridians seem somewhat
resilient in the face of the eco-
nomic challenges facing the
U.S. and Florida this coming
January," said Chris McCarty,
director of UF's Survey
Research Center in thd Bureau
of Economic and Business
Research. The new year could
bring an end to federal tax cuts
and automatic spending cuts
unless the Congress and the
president take action.
Of the five components
researchers use to assess the
economic mood of Floridians,
two showed a boost in confi-
dence. Respondents' faith in
U.S. economic conditions over
the coming year and their opti-
mism about'the national econ-
omy over the next five years
went up.
Two other components,
however, revealed a drop in
confidence. Floridians' overall
perception that now is a good
time to buy a big-ticket item,
such as an automobile or com-
puter, declined, as did their per-

ception that they are better off
financially today than they
were a year ago. Meanwhile,
their expectations that personal
finances will improve a year
from now stayed' the same as
Floridians are reasonably
optimistic despite possible eco-
nomic setbacks nationwide that
could occur if a set of expiring
tax breaks and automatic
spending cuts at the federal
level happen at the same time,
McCarty said.
In fact, the UF survey indi-
cates that both the overall
index and several of the com-
ponents used in the survey are
near post-recession highs.
"It appears that, at least for
the month of August, Floridi-
ans are either not aware of the
problem or they are assuming
Congress will somehow fix it,"
McCarty said. "This is true for
young and old, and lower- and
higher-income households."
A steady stream of good
economic news may be con-
tributing to the sustained opti-
mism. For instance, although
the median housing price drop-
ped $3,OOQ from the. previous
month to $148,000, it still is
substantially higher than a year
ago. "Although these prices

are 40 percent lower than their
peak value in 2006, prices are
slowly moving up instead of
down," McCarty said.
The stock market also
could be boosting confidence
as it continues to hold onto
recent gains with the Dow still
up more than 5 percent for the
year. Florida's unemployment
rate edged up in July by two-
tlnilib of a percent to 8.8, but
employment gains have been
more broadly based across the
job market than previously,
McCarty said. Though gas
prices have risen since July,
they are still 30 cents below
their recent high of $3.85 for a
gallon of regular gasoline.
"While consumers are opti-
mistic compared to other post-
recession months, they are still
pessimistic when compared to
the entire history of the index,"
McCarty said.
"Our expectation is that
consumer confidence will go a
bit lower as the election
approaches," said McCarty. "A
critical point will be the presi-
dential debates-beginning in
October. This may be the first
opportunity for Floridians to
hear how the financial prob-
lems coming in January may
. be addressed."

My daughter the teacher

Wednesday, Aug. 22 was
the clay youngsters in Miss
Keffer's second-grade class
showed up in Greer, S.C.
Twenty-six wide-eyed
seven-year-olds ready to give
this young teacher a chal-
l'wenty of the parents and
students had arrived Monday
in four 20-minute waves to
meet Katie and get oriented.
Twenty of 26 was a good per-
centage turnout, I thought,
Many of the kids that evening
had the cards Katie sent in
advance to introduce herself.
They were addressed to the
kids on the advice of another
teacher, not knowing the
parental dynamics of each
household. Monday night
went well, with a number of
parents pledging to help and
support any corrections she
may need to make to their
child's behavior.
Day one of school was an
education for the new teacher.
Several seating assignment
changes were needed and
instant "opportunity" children
presented themselves. She
made her daily call to my wife
Hollie and said, "This is going
to be a bit more than I real-
Day two brought a much
more promising call and each
day since has been much bet-
ter. It turns out they are going
to create another second-

grade class
and Katie
will have to
five kids ofa
group she is
attached to.
Katie is iny
the master's
REFFER'S program at
CORNER Furman Uni-
where she
RickKefer earned her
ate degree earlier this year.
She attended summer school,
landed a teaching job and will
attend anther summer ses-goa
sion to complete her master's,
in early childhood develop-
ment. That is a mouthfulto
She can then teach kinder-
garten, which is her goal
Prior to getting a master's,
she cannot teach any grade
below second. These Furman
kids had to respond to online
openings in Greenville or
Spartanburg schools, be
called for an. interview and
compete for the position.
The university didn't
arrange for any openings to
come their way. This makes
us proud parents that Katie,
landed a position and is off
and running. She has wanted
to teach little ones as a career
since she was around 15. It is

a blessing to have that direc-
tion at an early age.
Some suggested she was
essentially overqualified to be
a teacher and should set her
sights on other careers. I took'
exception to the thought that
anything could be more valu-
able than sharing her abilities
with young minds. She is real-
itic that her rewards won't be
largely economic. However,
the satisfaction of contributing
to the early academic
progress of youngsters while
the learning window is open
wide is beyond dollars and
cents. Who can't remember
an elementary school teacher
that made a difference in their
The statistic for a teaching
career that I remember from
freshman orientation was that
50 percent of teachers leave
the profession within five
years. Furman professes to
have a much'better track
record with their graduates.
We hope Katie will find ample
rewards in the teaching
profession and brighten lives
like she has certainly bright-
ened ours for the last21
Have a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler
Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
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automobile use and ownership.

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Nov. 28, providing tips on how to make you mnd
your skills stand out.
Sessions meet at the Florida State College
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and sessions are:
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Motorists beware

Labor Day crackdown

law enforcement agencies
in North Florida and Georgia
committed to work together
over the Labor Day weekend
to encourage sale driving and
help save lives. They joined
thousands of law enforcement
and highway safety agencies
across the nation taking part in'
the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled
Over" crackdown on impaired
driving, which runs through
the I labor Day holiday.
"Every year .and every hol-
iday weekend, we continue to
see far too many people suffer
"debilitating injuries and loss
of life as a result of impaired
driving," said Andrew John-
son, Florida law enforcement
liaison representative for the
Drive Sober or Get Pulled
Over canipaign. "This careless
disregard for human lives
must stop, which is why Flori-
da and Alabama's law enforce-
ment agencies will be arrest-
ing impaired drivers wherever
and whenever they find them
during the Labor Day holiday."
During today's 21st annual
"Hands Across the Border"
event, law enforcement agen-
cies from both states pledged
to be vigilant in their enforce-
ment efforts this holiday
weekend. In an effort to
reduce casualties, law enforce-:
ment is taking a "no tolerance"
policy toward drivers who are
caught impaired, unbuckled
or speeding.
"It's clear that too many
people still don't understand
that impaired driving is no
accident nor is it a victim-
less crime," said Johnson. "So-.
our message to motorists is
simple and unwavering: if you
get caught driving while
impaired, you will be arrest-
ed. No exceptions."
Statewide in 2011 Florida
experienced 2,398 traffic fatal-
"Make no mistake. Our
message is simple. No matter
what you drive a passenger
car, pickup, sport utility vehi-
cle or motorcycle- if we catch
you driving impaired, we will
arrest you. No exceptions. No
excuses," said Major Anthony
Allen, Florida Highwad Patrol.
"We will be out in force con-
ducting sobriety checkpoints
and saturation patrols to get

drunk drivers off the road."
"If you are planning to
drink alcohol with friends, des-
ignate a sober driver before
going out, and give that person
your keys," said Johnson. "If
you're impaired, call a taxi, use
-mass transit or call a sober
.friend or family member I
promise, they'd rather get a
call to come pick you up than
a call saying that you've been
Law enforcement repre-
sentatives from Florida and
Georgia close to the states'
border signify their collabo-
rative efforts before beginning
their respective enforcement
endeavors. Through the com-
bined efforts of law enfor-
cement and other highway
safety partners, the "Hands
Across the Border" campaign
continues to help save lives
through education, communi-
ty awareness and enforce-
The "Hands Across the
Border" events were created
when safety advocates from
across the southeast met to
find ways to focus on the
importance of using occupant
protection devices. In 1991,
these advocates came togeth-
er and created the first "Hands
Across the Border" event .in
the Jacksonville and Valdosta,
Ga., areas. In 1993, the state of
Alabama joined the efforts.
Today, states across the coun-
try participate in similar annu-
al events.


First Federal Bank of Florida presented Nassau Friends of Scouting a $1,000 donation Aug. 23 at its 1500 Sadler
Road location. Mike Mickler, vice president, First Federal Bank of Florida, presented the check. Attending were
Scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop $9, Fernandina Beach, members of the First Federal Bank Nassau County
Advisory Council and Nassau Friends of Scouting board. Front row, are Mickler, David Beall, Jack Cole, Hamiltol
Rainey, Justiri Sabia, Foy Maloy, Bill Cole; second row, Pierre Laporte, Kim Harding, John Drew, Steven Sell, Melvin
Usery. Nassau Friends of Scouting serves as an organizational and financial link among various scouting programs.

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A chance to meet Ms. Hawaiian Punch!

Musings, llations, questions,'
and random thoughts on island life, Fernandina
Beach and more:
Main Beach BBQ observations: Recent
island resident Rick Scott (no, not the gover-
nor but a ce rt as native, which auto-
matically make XHim a barbecue expert) and I
were two of the lucky 200 to snag a $10
"People's Choice" wristband providing us an'
opportunity to sample the competitors' entries
during last weekend's Great Southern Tailgate
Cook-Off, and if we had been official judges
our votes would have gone to the Jacksonville
team headed by Jason McDuffie for the best
brisket at the event.
Also, in our:non-judge opinions, the rib
honors would have gone to Fernandina's US
Bar-B-Que, staffed by Fernandina's very own
Hooper family of James, Brenda, Brian and
more, who also cook up a smoked turkey leg
that is not only big enough to make a meal,
but also has enough meat left to use in a pot of
home-cooked collards or butter beans, and if
you want terrific recipe for any of that just
ask one of the Hoopers, who also cater for
island folks. Call them at 556-1652 or (904)

One of the most clever
Sides I spotted was the Port-
A-Party, a trailer device that
folds out into a slxprts bar and
hospitality suite complete
with large-screen TVs, bar
stools, tables, chairs, roof and
covered round bar, that cost
attendees $5 to enter but
would be great at special *
lDAVE s events, family reunions, tail-
WORLD gate parties, etc. 'fake a look
... at wwwportaparty.us or email
Bentley Radcliff of
DavidN. Alpharetta, Ga., at
Scott Bentley@portaparty.us,
* *
Reggie Blue, one of the best blues singers
in Northeast Florida, or even the entire south-
eastern U.S., makes one of what has become a
rare island public appearance Saturday, Sept. 8
f at Sandy Bottoms when she belts out her rau-
cous "Wild Women Get the Blues" tunes
beginning at 8 p.m. If you've never seen this
wild woman sing you are in for a treat as she'll
keep your head turning, bouncing from stage
to chair, behind the bar, table top, etc., electri-







. fying the crowd with her raspy, bluesy voice. I
put her right up there with Atlanta icon
Francine Reed but with more mobility.
* *
There are a slew of good musicians on the
island but one of my favorites is the singing
trio of guitarist Dan Voll, bass player Michele
Anders and drummer Nico Findeisen, who can
be found most Fridays on the deck at the
Green Turtle on South Third Street handling
soft rock, Jimmy Buffett beach tunes, '60s and
'70s stuff, among others. Dan also appears
solo at O'Kane's, Sandy Bottoms and other
local venues as well as performing with other
local groups including the Beech Street Blues
Band. The Voll-Findeisen-Ander trio, which
call themselves The Islanders, has a mix of
humor and charisma that would enable them
to pull off a few Austin Lounge Lizard parody
tunes, particularly "Teenage Immigrant
Welfare Mothers on Drugs" and Buffett's
"Everybody's Got a Cousin in Miami" with
ease and without offending anyone well,
almost everyone.
; * *
Restaurant/bar comings and goings: Look
for changes including new LED TV screens at
popular sports bar Beef O'Brady's in the
Public Shopping Center at the corner of Sadler
and South 14th Street, which Tom and Debbie
Vafiadis are in the process of selling to local
couple Michael and Charlotte Parker with all
the details expected to be wrapped up in two
to four weeks.
Say goodbye to Luigi's Trattoria in an old
house at the corner of South Fifth and Ash
streets, whose owner, Giovanna DeMartino, is
moving to Ft. Lauderdale to open a trattoria
there, leaving a really quaint restaurant facility
with a covered front porch and courtyard avail-
able as well as a downtown Italiar) eatery gap.
Rumors swirling around Horizons, that ter-
rific restaurant in Palmetto Shops Walk on ,
First Coast Highway, are false as it is open and
doing just fine, thank you, reports owner/chef
Courtney Thompson. If you haven't tried it yet
you are in for a treat, and ask for a table
upstairs by a window, my favorite spot.
Doggone it, the Saturday morning farmers
market on North Seventh and Centre is mov-
ing from Fernandina to the Shops of Omni

Amelia Island Plantation leaving behind a lot
of disappointed locals and tourists who walked
and rode their bikes there for fresh fruit, veg-
etables, pasta and more.
* *
If you want to meet some physically fit
women from age 19 to over 40 who will knock
your socks off with their athleticism and good
looks and who sport names like Hawaiian
Punch, Britt Vicious, Booty Brawlins, T-Bad,
Violet La Femme, Katsby Klaw'n, etc., then
head to the Peck Center Gym beginning Sept.
6 at 6:30 p.m. because that's where the island's
first and only roller derby team, the
FernanDivas, will be practicing for their
upcoming "bouts," as their matches are called,
and they need skating referees and non-skat-o
ing officials of both genders as well as any gals
who may be interested in joining the team.
I Kelly "Juice Boxxx" Chufo tells me that the
rapidly growing roster includes 21 women,
mostly island-born residents who, when not
smashing into one another at breakneck
speeds on roller skates during practice ses-
sions, can be foupd in occupations that include
psychiatric nure practitioner, dog groomer,
bartender, naval officer, audiovisual techni-
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GOP's Anti-science' Committee

The Mars Curiosity Rover has more than 1
million followers on Twitter. Todd Akin, the
Senate candidate who believes rape victims
have a biological defense against getting preg-
nant, has a little over 5,000.
The Curiosity Rover has inspired
Earthlings to further scientific exploration
and research. The Missouri Republican has
inspired leaders of his party to beg him to
drop out.
Guess which one has more influence on
our nation's science and space policy? o
It's Akin, who sits on the House Science,
Space and Technology Committee, and
he's far from an outlier among the majority on
that committee. At a time when our economy
and the future of this planet depend upon sci-
entific consensus and advancement,
Republicans who don't believe in the scientific.
method are running the House Science
It's one thing to hold moral views
that run contrary to science. Anyone who
believes in the resurrection, for example,
holds an anti-scientific view, as does anyone
who believes that by eating a tiny cracker
that they are eating a piece of someone's
body. In fact, faith the belief without proof -
is anti-scientific. That's not what I'm talking
The Republican members of the House
Science Committee hold anti-scientific views
of such towering ignorance they make you
question evolution.
Holding the gavel is 89-year-old Ralph Hall,
an East Texan who's not sure whether the

planet is getting hotter or not. "We have some
real challenges; we have the global warming
or global freezing," said Hall. On behalf
of Texas, we're sorry about Hall. We
thought Congress would be a safe place to
keep him and never intended for him to be
given sharp objects or a position of actual
Then there's California Congressman
Dana Rohrabacher, bless his heart. When he
learned that decaying plant matter emits
greenhouse gasses, he asked, "Is there some
thought being given to subsidizing the clear-
ing of rainforests in order for some countries
to eliminate that production of greenhouse
Georgia's Dr. Paul Broun the kind of
Republican who compared Obama to Hitler
and then apologized "for putting it that way" -
betrays no ambivalence about global warming
or why he's on the science committee. "I very
much would like to debunk this myth that
there is a scientific consensus that we have
human-induced climate change," he said. "I
want to focus on what the truth is, instead of
this blanket statement that there is this scien-
tific consensus that this is occurring, which is
Note to Broun: There's so much scientific
consensus that our planet is cooking that even
a study funded by the Koch brothers reached
the same conclusion. But again, we're talking
about a medical doctor who, when the
Centers for Disease Control urged people to
eat more fruits and vegetables, said, "This is,
socialism of the highest order!"

Pity the poor scientists who testify before
their committee, for their words are wasted. It
is a liberal conceit that the world's problems
can be solved through education. Raise
your hand if you've ever said, "Education is
the magic bullet." Now slap yourself
with that hand. The anti-scientific congress-
men who run the House Sciehce Committee
are educated. They have all the facts at their
disposal. They choose, with purpose and
determination, to hold beliefs contrary to
these facts.
In this case, evidence will not give light to
darkness. We can't simply sail over the hori-
zon to prove to them that the Earth is round.
They have globes, scientific consensus and
personal experiences to draw from, yet these
guys are drawing curtains against the
Enlightenment. The truth isn't setting them
free when it comes to conservative hostility to
This is where you come in. A blogger for
Wired magazine tried to find Democrats on
the House Science Committee who shared
similarly anti-scientific views but came up
empty. This is one reason I become angry
with cynical observers who falsely blame both
parties for what ails our body politic. You may
not agree with everything the Democratic
Party believes and in fact, I don't know a
Democrat who does but we do believe in sci-
Jason Stanford is a Democratic consultant
who lives in Austin, Texas. This column.is dis-
'tributed exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspa-
per syndicate.


Beach drtvng
This coming Tuesday the city com-
mission will discuss a request to annex
Nassau County's beach-facing proper-
ty from Peters Point north to the city
limits. This annexation request was
submitted by Mr. Tom Gambino of
Atlanta and his Sandpiper Driving
Committee and is for the sole purpose
of eliminating beach driving!
Many of us who live on the beach
are against annexation. And we believe
that everyone who enjoys spreading
out on this wonderful stretch of Florida
beach should be aware that property
owners from out of state are leading
this effort to eliminate the last vestige
of beach driving on our island.
All Nassau County residents who
wish to see their beach driving privi-
leges maintained should attend this
very important commission meeting
and voice their objections to this invol-
untary annexation petition. If suc-
cessfully supported by the commis-
sion and allowed to proceed, beach
driving at Peters Point will be elimi-
nated. Spread the word!
Tell your city commissioners that
you oppose this involuntary annexa-
tion, and come to Tuesday's city com-
mission meeting at6 p.m. at City Hall
Mallory and Micki Smith
Amelia Island

I am saddened to see some of the
letters published in our paper which
are really rants. Unfortunately I see
more and more letters like this in the
News-Leader, which makes me just
want to skip the letters to the editor
These letters are characterized byr
faulty logic such as guilt by association
or making up your own straw man and
attacking the straw man, name call-
ing, gross characterizations (i.e., X did
or said this and X belongs to Y group
so Y group must endorse or believe
this), opinions presented as facts, spe-
cially selected facts or inaccurate
"facts" and a smug, self-righteous atti-
tude to name some of the shortcom-
Letters like that do not help us to
have serious or enlightened discus-
sions about serious issues. Rather, they
serve to divide us more and contribute
to the hyper-partisanship that we are
seeing in our nation. It would help the
public discourse to have some well-
reasoned, logical letters that assume
that other people who disagree with
them have valid points of view or
beliefs. Hopefully, you get. plenty like
this. If not, I would hope that you
wouldn't print some of the letters that
really are rants.
Robert Fernandez
Fernandinq Beach

An elderly beloved mother is walk-
ing around the house at night, con-
fused, searching, not even knowing
what she's searching for, just know-
ing something is amiss. A crash is
heard by formerly sleeping family
members who recognize the sound of
splintering glass, as the alarming real-
ization enters their fuzzy brains that
grandmom is up again and wandering
around the house.
Dementia/Alzheimer's is a devas-
tating disease. It robs us of our best

asset, our brain, which we take for
granted every day. Our brains help us
walk, talk, swallow, go to the bathroom
at the right time; it's not "just for think-
ing"! Not only does this crippling dis-
ease injure the individual, but it can
also endanger the loved ones that have
the responsibility to make things right
on a daily basis for their dying loved
one, with dignity and joy, as the
inevitable death sentence arrives.
We look to God for strength and
wisdom, and we look to our just and
kind society, for enlightenment, edu-
cation, inspiration and potential
resources to help in these difficult
times. Our family has been blessed by
the Council on Aging, namely the
Alzheimer's Support Group and espe-
cially the Adult Daycare Center, run by
Debra Dombkowski. The Adult
Daycare Center, or "Club" as we like to
refer to it, is "Mother's Club" and has
allowed us some respite where Mother
can do arts and crafts, go bowling, gar-
den, listen to live music, play bingo,
among other such activities. Mother is
safe, challenged with activities, has
fun, makes friends and normalizes in
the routine of routine. We all do, and
we are grateful
Like polio, this dread disease will be
overcome. Until then, these challenges
remind us that life is precious, things
we take for granted should be recon-
sidered and appreciated, and so should
the people around us that bless us
every day. Thank you, Debra, Kelly
and those at the Council on Aging that
help make aging dignified and even
fun. Bless you!
Please support the First Annual
COA Walk-A-Thon, Saturday, Sept. 8,
which will raise funds for services at
our neighborhood COA.
Desiree Perkins
Fernandina Beach

I am a caregiver for Robert (my
husband). I would like to say I do not
know what I would do without COA
adult daycare program. My husband
has dementia and has had a stroke in
2006. I1 need this extra help. My hus-
band has gained some weight and it is
getting harder for me to pick him up
and transfer him.
He has done so much better since
he started to going to daycare. He is
learning different things, coloring,
crafts, puts puzzles together, outings,
but most of all he likes being around
other people like him and his age.
The staff (Debra and Kelly) really
helps me out with things I need to
know about what is going on with him.
If they need my help they will let me
know. I have family members that can't
help me out. It is a blessing for the
daycare center to help me out.
I personally don't think he needs to
go to a nursing home nor do I have the
money. The adult daycare is best for
I'm really concerned about the day-
Juanita McSwain
Fernandina beach

Senior center
I am writing to express my full sup-
port to keep the adult daycare senior
center open for the benefit of Nassau
County residents.
I moved to Nassau County over
seven years ago with an ailing hus-


band suffering from one of the worst of
all dementias, Lewy Body Dementia
(LBD). It is not a rare disease. It affects.
an estimated 1.3 million individuals
and their families in the US. The symp-
toms can closely resemble other more
commonly known diseases like
Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. He suf-
fered from illusions, delusions and
memory loss as well as other debili-
tating functions requiring extra care I
was unable to provide alone.
If it were not for the compassionate
care from Debra Dombkowski and her
staff that run the daycare center for
adults, I would have been unable to
do things that others take for granted
such as showering, running to the
store for groceries and family needs.
Even an occasional nap helped me
recoup from the long nights sitting up.
Some clients take care of young chil-
dren and ailing parents all the while,
holding down ajob just trying to keep
their family together. Others, like me,
struggle alone daily. ,
We do not expect someone else to
pay our bills but sometimes even the
most stalwart need a helping hand to
ease the stress. The daycare only
charges what you could afford based
on your family income and severity on
a case by case basis. This, really
helps when you are on a fixed income
I also was blessed knowing that the
senior center took excellent care of
my husband and the others providing'
them with activities such as field trips,
bowling, fishing, arts and crafts, gar-
dening, feeding the birds and provid-
ing healthy discussions of current
events to keep them focused on life
and not the ailments besieging them.
I understand that some in our com-
munity have voiced concern over the
possibility of removing the adult day-
care senior center. However, without
the assistance our elderly receive from
such a caring facility, many Nassau
County residents could not care for
their parents, grandparents and rela-
tives leaving that up to taxpayer-fund-
ed nursing homes for full-time care.
I urge you to move forward on the
decision to continue to support this
humanitarian benefit for our county's
Barbara Marenof

Tea Party response
In response to a misleading and
disparaging letter to the editor head-

lined "Tea Party" (Aug. 24), I would
like to remind him and your readers
that invoking the musings of a
Missouri Senate candidate that has
been repudiated by most all
Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians
and most people associated with the
Tea Party (which by the way is non-
partisan, there is no Tea Party
organization, only groups of people
with like interests) only provides evi-
dence that they are not all of a single
As a person that has many votes
for Democrats, Republicans and a few
Libertarians over the past 60-plus
years, I can tell (the letter writer) that
either your circle of people to have
conversation with is restricted or your
views are the extreme as displayed in
your letter to the editor. If you are of
the opinion that many Republicans sup-
port the views of Todd Akin, or support
skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee,
or the views of Dan Cafee, you are not
listening. What most of us, including
Republicans, Libertarians and even
some Democrats, support and would
die for is the liberty a~nd freedom to
perform and espouse these acts and
The inference that the Republican
Party has a "message and vision for
America" that includes "ignorance,
hypocrisy, the abandonment of sci-
ence, common sense, women's rights
and just plain empathy for" one's fellow
man is stated without any evidence or
other support which goes to credibil-
ity. There is considerable evidence that
the opposition party is the one living in
the Washington, D.C., bubble out of
touch with reality and in ignorance of
the desires of the citizens of the U.S.
No doubt the president of the United
* States had good intentions even if they
turned out to be misguided. He made
many promises but was unable to deliv-
er on almost all even though he had
House and Senate majorities for two
years. When the president goes around
the country espousing untrue and half-
truths about the Republicans and will
not talk about his accomplishments,
or should we say lack thereof, who is
,the charlatan? When he fails to recog-
nize things he has done does not cor-
rect. the economy but proposes more
of the same, who seems to have no
common sense?
The record since the early 1900's
clearly shows that what candidate Mitt
Romney wants to do is an economic
driver that has brought recovery from
economic downturns when imple-

mented over and over by both
Democratic and Republican presidents.
We need an attitude in government
that fully supports laissez-faire: It does
not mean without regulation but reg-
ulated only as needed. We also need to
support all forms of energy develop.
ment and that is not an abandonment
of science but a belief that science can
and will continue to solve problems
and make this Earth and its inhabi-
tants better off. Yes, it is perceived by
younger women that Mr. Romney is
not as supportive of women as the
president, but he does quite well with
middle and older women. The reason
of course is he supports all the
women's issues as well as the presi-
dent. Like most (greater than 65 per-
cent) Americans, he does not support
partial-birth abortions.
I don't know who (the letter writer)
has been talking to but it will be a hard,
sell to convince me that he can strike
up conversations and find in the entire
county more than a few handfuls of
people that will espouse the birther
view or the belief that president is
attempting to invoke Shariah law. I sus-
pect that there is some considerable
exaggeration in the statement, which
hurts his credibility. The accusations of
pandering are laughable coming as
support of an administration that has
openly engaged in crony capitalism
and pandered to unions among other
things. Compromise is welcome for
all things except a few items, but when
was the last offer by the Democrats
for real compromise, maybe when
George Bush was president.
Your ripping the Tea Party speaks
volumes about where the real crazies
reside. As only a witness of the Tea
Party, I can only offer my observation
of people that are honorable, have gath-
ered around the country without prob-
lems, people who conduct themselves
in the most civil manner, clearly unlike
the occupiers.
We happen to be proud of family,
America and somewhere on the list
our party. We believe, unlike our pres-
ident, in the rule of law even when we
don't agree with it. Most of us (more
than half the U.S. citizens) believe in
the U.S. Constitution, believe also that
government should be as small as pos-
sible and regulate only as necessary,
that government should not be our
nanny (but support the needy) and
provide constitutional police and mili-
tary support.
Charles Benefleld
Fernandina Beach

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Without God's love,
M ay the Lord make you to
increase and abound in love
| one toward another a(nd
toward all men, even as we do
.toward you.
We are challenged today to walk in
love, not just for the saints, but toward all
people, because there is not one single
person born or to come whom the father
NOW AND has refused to love.
It is not suggested that loving all peo-
THEN pie means that we condone, excuse or jus-
... tify any behavior that is contrary to the
Maybelle Word of God and are not trying to give a
license to wrongdoing. However, the com-
Kirkland passion of God must replace the superior

all the wealth in
:illiti(ude sm Christians have. The
If we can stand to see anyone go to person;
hell, if we cannot pray for someone whose has a p
life is on the fast road to d( sirukli inn, then and thin
we should begin to pray the prayer of us to in
First Thessalonians for ourselves, and tow
Sometimes we think the other person's and at t
demise or defeat should have no effect on most un
us, but it does. Every person who ends up because
in hell is a failure on our part. Somewhere cial ince
we did not do what we were supposed tlo Him.
do or pray when we should have prayed. WitI
This is not to put anyone in condemna- world's
tion. It is to wake us up to the fact our feel em
good is just not god enough when we us ways
were after (is best for us. seemin

the world isn't enough
re is a great deal of teaching on decrease and the joy we once know will
l1 increase and we do not know if it escape us. Pray with us, Lord. We need to
irpose above having more stuff increase in love. Help us to love others as
igs, but when we ask God to cause you have loved us.
crease in love toward one another The family of the late Evangelist Clara
ard non-believers, He will do this Stamps gives thanks to everyone for all
he same time provide us with the acts of kindness shown to them during
iique ways to increase in finances, their hours of bereavement and asks God
1 He knows we will use the finan- to c, ntrinu,. to bless each of you. She sure-
rease to bring people closer to ly will be missed,
Birthday wishes to Mrs. and Mrs.
iout God's love, having all the Charles Albert, Claudia Solomon, Erigrid
wealth isn't enough. We will still Jones, Dorothy Albertie, Ashanti McNeil,
pty inside and the devil will show Kenneth Steeples, Teresa King, Shirley
to hurt the helpless and use the Lee, Wayne Richo, Olukemi Adekunle,
gly hopeless. What we have will Keani Rainey and Tradonia Colemarr.

Family marks 40th Fernandina reunion

For the News-Leader
This Labor Day weekend
will mark the 40th Faircloth
family reunion we started
coming down to Fernandina
in 1972.
My grandparents, Jack
Faircloth and Willa Stephens,
were married in Swainsboro,
Ga., in 1918 and moved to
Vidalia, Ga., with a small
child (Aunt Margaret) on a
rutted dirt road in a covered
wagon between 1919-20.
Their marriage produced 10
children (Margaret Glaze,
West Palm Beach; Mary
Sellers, Jacksonville; Orethia
Blaxton, Vidalia: Commie
Lindsay,Titusville; Irving
Faircloth, West Palm Beach;
Leon Faircloth, Ellabell, Ga.;
LouJean Daniels; Starke;
Josephine Hall, Ellabell, Ga.:
Joyce Maxwell, Homestead:
and Larry Faircloth,
(Savannah) that granny
raised after granddaddy Jack
died in 1941.
Granny passed away in
1971 and, up until this date,
we had a birthday get-togeth-
er for her every July in
Savannah -granny's 10 chil-
dren, grandchildren, siblings
and cousins attended. Our
parents still wanted to honor
her and have a get-together
(not necessarily with her sib-
lings), so my mother, Orethia
Faircloth Blaxton, and my..
aufit Mary FairdlotfrSeHers
came up with the idea of
Fernandina as the most cen-
tral location for everyone to
meet. Our aunts came up on
Saturday (a week before
Labor Day) and stayed the
entire week, with us coming
on the weekend.
Fernandina was a sleepy
town in 1971 and we enjoyed
it very much. The kids would
play on the waterslides and

The Faircloth family in 1948 in Sawh, Ga., above, Commie, Joyce, Mary, Jean,
Orethia, Granny Willa Faircloth, Larry, Margaret, Leon, Josephine and Irving.

ride go-karts and; on
Sunday night, we would all'
play Putt-Putt often
taking up both sides of the
The first house we stayed
at was Mrs. Moore's on ,,
South Fletcher she had the
best little grocery store. We
also stayed at the Hacienda

for many years.
Granny Faircloth has 35
grandchildren, 80 great-
grandchildren, 104 great-
great-grandchildren and 4
dren and would be proud of
us for continuing this tradi-
tion. Several of us cousins
come down now on Monday

ILft, all 10 children of
Jack and Willa Faircloth -
Jean F. Daniels, Mary Lee.
F. Sellers, Irving
Faircloth, Margaret F.
Glaze, Orethia F. Blaxton,
Larry Faircloth, Commie
F. Lindsay, Josephine F.,
Hall, Joyce F. Maxwell and
Leon Faircloth on North
Fletcher Avenue in 1983.

(along with some of our chil-
dren and grandchildren) and
stay the week, with other
family members coming at
the end of the'week.
We hope to continue this
tradition for many more -
years, but with rentals going
up so much every year, we
may need to find an alternate
beach fori our reunion.
Brenda Gruenwald is the
granddaughter ofJack and
Willa Faircloth.

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Christy Woods will teach a' morning. Limited to 15.
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for six classes. Fee is $60 plus
the cost of supplies.
Participants must bring their
own portable sewing,
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IlandArt events
The Island Art
Association, a cooperative,
nonprofit organization, is
located at 18 N. Second St.
Current events include:
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
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Association Gallery, is 6ffer-
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into October.
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The Plantation Artists'
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nationally known artist and
Jacksonville gallery owner -
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for Annie's
The seventh annual Jamai-
ca Invitational Pro-Am "An-
nie's Revenge" presented by
Nike Golf will be played at
two of the island's top golf
courses, Cinnamon Hill and
White Witch, in Jamaica's
tourist capital, Montego Bay,
Nov. 14-18.
The Iberostar Grand Hotel
Rose Hall will once again
serve as the host hotel for
tournament participants.
., .Teams of four players,
comprising a professional and
three amateur golfers, will
compete over 54 holes, play-
ing both courses as they com-
pete for the Jamaica Pro-Am
Championship trophy. Golf
professionals will play for a
purse of $30,000. -
Last year's leading money
winner, John Denholm from
Steubenville Country Club in
Ohio, will attempt to defend
his title against a field of 40
pros eager to capture a share
of this year's increased prize
Among them is Amelia
National head professional
Jack Aschenbach, who ranks
the Jamaica Invitational Pro-
Am "Annie's Revenge" as one
of the top Pro-Am tourna-
ments, given its level of
organization, incredible hos-
pitality and breathtaking
Now in its seventh year,
the tournament presented by
Nike Golf and the Jamaica
Tourist Board continues to
attract growing interest from
golfers not just within the
U.S. but the Caribbean,
Canada as well as Europe.
Aschenbach, who is also
president of the North Flori-
da PGA Chapter, answered
five questions from tourna-.
ment organizers, The Golf
TGC: "How many times
have you played at Annie's
Aschenbach: "Last year
was my first time playing at
the Jamaica Invitational Pro-
Am "Aniiie's Revenge" and I
am eager to return for this
year's tournament."
TGC: "Why are you
returning to Jamaica this year
for Annie's Revenge?"
Aschenbach: "It was a
great first impression. The

The Fernandina Beach Middle School football team worked on special teams Wednesday afternoon, preparing for
the season opener Tuesday. The FBMS Pirates boat St. MaryA Middkle Scbools eighth-grade teamrat :530 p.m. i

FIMS Pirates open season Tuesday

YHS Hornets opened at
Gainesville. FBHS plays
at Union County tonight
The Pirates are on a mission. The
Fernandina Beach Middle School foot-
ball teams hopes to reclaim the Nassau
County championship; Callahan won it
last fall
"Losing the county championship
last year really motivated our returning
players this year during the off-season
workouts," said Cam Harrison, head
football coach at FBMS. "They don't
want to have that feeling again."
The Pirates return 13 players from
that team, including six starters. .
"We feel pretty good about our group
of young men," Harrison said. "Our off-
season conditioning program started in
February and the boys have really been
working hard in preparation for this sea-
FBMS will take on the St. Marys,
Ga., eighth-grade team twice and
Camden's eighth-grade team in addition
to county rivals Callahan and Yulee.
"Our young men are excited about
getting this year started and we have
high hopes for this year," Harrison said.
FBMS kicks off the 2012 campaign
Tuesday at Pirate Field against the St.
Marys eighth-grade squad.

Hometsat Ganesvlle
The Yulee High School football team,
coming off a 42-0 shutout over Lee in
last week's preseason Kickoff Classic,
traveled to Gainesville Thursday for the
regular season opener.
"We have a lot of work to do like
most teams," said Bobby Ramsay, head
football coach at Yulee. "It's a challeng-
ing schedule. We have a short week to
get ready for Gainesville, who is No, 3 in
6A. They are well coached and talented.
Three major D-1 skill players, but I like
how we competed last year. We left a
win out there, so we will see if we can
make up for it this year."
Against Lee, senior Derrick Henry
carried the ball 20 times for 205 yards
and a pair of touchdowns. He also
reeled in two passes for 27 yards.
Tristyn Bennett scored on both of his
receptions for 50 yards. Dalton Bradley
completed six of 12 passes for 100
Brycen Gagnon had six tackles and
two interceptions, which he returned for
touchdowns, to lead the Hornet
defense. Zane Cruz had five stops and
an interception,
"I was happy with the overall defen-
sive performance," Ramsay said. "Lee

Yulee High School quarterback Dalton Bradley watches as Derrick Henry
takes off with the football last week during the Kickoff Classic against Lee.

had a lot of speed. We (lid not give up
the big play, which was a problem last
y e ar., I
"Offensively, the passing game
improved as the game went on. Our run
game produced some big plays, but we
had too many negative plays. The block-
ing needs to be more consistent, I
thought, for a lot of new players in the
kicking game, it looked good."
The IHornets' home opener is Sept. 7
against Potter's House. Kickoff is at 7

Pirates play at Union
Tonight's the season opener for the
Fernandina Beach High School Pirates,
who head to aike Buller to take on
Union County. Kickoff is at 7:30 p;m.
The Pirates were edged 20-19 by
Williston last week in their preseason
Kickoff Classic.
"I was very pleased with our effort,"
said Travis Ilodge, head football coach
at FBIIS. "I thought we played very
hard and physical, We just made a ton of
mistakes, which are all fixable.
"Defensively we played very well we
just have to not give up the big play. A

lot of guys stood out defensively."
Dayrell Baker and DeAndre Floyd
had a pair of quarterback sacks apiece.
Jeremy.Taylor, Rhett Burford, Casey
Walker, Ben Venerdi and Floyd all had
six tackles each. Venerdi forced a fum-
ble, which Walker recovered.
"Cole Willis had a huge interception
for us on a third and goal," Hodge said.
The Pirates had 187 rushing yards
on the night.
"We really have a running back by
committee this season," Hodge said.
'They're a very young but talented
group and we're excited about them."
Will Mitchell had 12 carries for 87
yards; Tony Franklin, 10 carries for 54
yards; and Cha Chli Moses, seven car-
ries 25 yards.
Willis completed five of 10 passes for.
82 yards and a touchdown.
"We've gotI Union County this week,"
II odge said. 'They're a great program.
The No, 1I team in lA and state semi-
finalist last year. Coach Pruitt does a
great job and they're a top-notch pro-
gram, so it'll be a good test for us."
The Pirates' home opener is Sept. 7
with Keystone Ileights. Kickoff is at
7:30 p.m.


License-free saltwater

fun fishing on Saturday

Looking for something to
do this Labor Day weekend?
Why not get out on the water
and experience some of
Florida's finest fishing?
Saltwater recreational anglers
can fish without a recreational
fishing licenseSaturday as
part of the state's license-free
fishing days.
"Florida's license-free fish-
ing days are an excellent
opportunity to share the fun,
excitement and togetherness
of a fishing trip with the en-,
tire family. This also is a great
time for experienced anglers
to introduce friends to the
sport, even if they don't have
a fishing license," said Nick
Wiley, executive director of
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
"We hope Florida resi-.
dents and visitors will experi-
ence the joy of saltwater fish-
ing. We expect many will,
discover a healthy sport they.
can enjoy for a lifetime." .
Gag grouper is open for
harvest in most state and all

federal waters in the Gulf and
Atlantic. For those looking to
get in the water, bay scallop
and spiny lobster seasons are
in full swing. Want to stick a
little closer to shore? Try
your hand at near-shore
species such as spotted
seatrout or red drum.
Fishing is a family-fun and
wholesome form of entertain-
ment, which is why the FWC
offers four license-free fishing
days each year. This year's
freshwater license-free fish-
ing days were April 7 and
June 9, and the first saltwater
day was June 2.
Learn how the state's
abundant resources, coupled
with responsible saltwater
and freshwater fish manage-
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All other bag limit, season
*-and size restrictions apply on
these dates.
: To make your fishing day
Successful, check out My
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tips, locations and rules.

Young professionals will
have a chance to play tennis
and raise money for the Mali-
Vai Washington Kids Founda-
tion 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

of the resort
with all its
the friendli-
ness of the
people, the
food was
great and
Aschenbach the courses
were incred-
ible. I had a
wonderful time in Jamaica.,
"The views fr- t- f
courses are spectacular and I
look forward to yet another
fantastic experience. Partici-
pating in this tournament pro-
vides great value and the hos-
pitality of the Jamaica Tourist
Board is unparalleled and
makes us feel welcome"
TGC: "How does this tour-
nament rank to other Pro-
Ams you've played?"
Aschenbach: "Well, this
tournament is well run and
organized. I've played in
many pro-ams and I can't
think of one that was better
coordinated with great atten-
tion paid to detail. The
Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am
'Annie's Revenge' ranks up
there or even higher with
Pro-Ams such as the at
Pinehurst. The ocean views at
the courses in Montego Bay
are simply breathtaking.
TGC: "What can we expect
from your team this year?"
Aschenbach: "We've had a
bit of a setback with regard to
preparation as one of our
players underwent surgery.
However, he's recuperating
nicely and should join us in
Jamaica. We plan on having a
great time and hope to do
well. We're coming to Mon-
tego Bay and Iberostar to
have a grand time, win or
TGC: "Can you sum up
Annie's Revenge in three
Aschenbach: "Extremely
professional and delightful."

S on Paetourney
The Sutton Place's second
annual golf tournament will
be Nov. 5 at the Amelia
National Golf Club. All pro-
ceeds benefit Sutton Place
Behavioral Health Children's

The tennis event, which
features a tennis clinic hosted
by Washington and round-
robin play, will be held from
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
MaliVai Washington Youth
Center on Nov. 10.
Registrations accepted for
the event will be limited; reg-
ister at www.malwashington.
com/sets-in-the-city. The fee
for early registration (before
Oct. 30) is $40 and $45 after
Oct. 30.
The MaliVai Washington
Youth Center is located at
Emmett Reed Park, corner of
Sixth and Payne at 1096 West
Sixth St. in Jacksonville.


Aschenbach prepared


FRIDAY, AUGUST 31,2012 SPORTS News-Leader


Femandina Beach Babe Ruth League is now
open for player registration. Applica\tlons are avail-
able online at fbbrloom through the end of August.
Cost to play is $65; Practices begin Sept. 4. Season
runs Oct. .1 through Nov. 17. Positions available for
managers and coaches.

Join Nassau Humane Soclety'ahd the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Nassau County to raise funds to help
support out Iocal chlldreniand animals. The Ben
Byms 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 runAWalk must be com-
pleted 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 registra-
tion will be from 6:30-7:45 a.m. at the airport race
Pickup/drop off registration entries at Pipeline
Sud Shop, 2022 First Ave! and Sadler Road, or
Current Running. 815 S. Eighth St.
All proceeds benefit Nassau Humahe Soclety
and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Nasau county.

The McArthur Family YMCA is hesting.its fourth
annual Y Kids Triathlon Sept.22 at 4 p0.rt for chil-
dren ages 4.to 13. Participants will swim at.th.e-Y
and bike and run around the Amelia Park neighbor-
hood. The distances are age specific After the
triathlon, there will be a pancake party for the entire
family.. '- .
Registration includes the race, the pancake o
party, an event T-shirt and- a'iedal for each partici-
pant. Cost is $25 per child and $10 for each addi-
tional child. For information and to register call 261-
1080 or email rdeems@firfbastymca.org.

FBHShMaO(fare .. ...
Femandina Beach High School is accepting
nominees for the 2012 Hall of Fame class. Criteria
is for alumni and former staff and includes excel-
lence in athletics, one's trade sin or as a
member of society inte.forof ty service
or leadership. .
This year's class will be inducted at the FBHS
homecoming Oct. 12. More criteria and applications
are available online under the alumni section of
www.femandinahigh.com or at the school. For infor-
mation contact Rob Hicks at robert. hicks@nas-

Yulee Little League will hold its annual board
meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19. All approved volun-
teers 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.

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Amelia Island's traditional Labor Day weekend
run has a new date this year Labor Day itself.
The race switched days because the tides will be
more favorable. The incoming tide should be a bit

more than a third of the way in when the race starts,
Again this year the run and walk will be entirely on
the beach, with a 5K out-and-back course that
heads south from Main Beach.
Race-day headquarters will be at Main Beach
Park, and the event will be a 5K only, with half-mile
and one-mile kids' fun runs afterward. The run/walk
will start at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 3, on the beach at
Sandy Bottoms.
As always, the race will raise money for Amelia
Island Sea Turtle Watch and turtle patrols Inside
Fort Clinch State Park. Runners and walkers may
be able to see sea turtle nests along the route.
The race T-shirts, featuring original sea-turtle art
by Sandra Baker-Hinton, will go to all pre-registered
runners and walkers, and to race-day registrants as
available. The first 500 finishers will also get a cof-
fee 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 spe-
cial Turtle Trot beach towels. There will also be
drawings for door prizes at the post-race awards
Registration for the 5K is $25 per person. Fees
are $10 per child for the halfmile 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, 1'114 S. 14th St.;
Pak's Karate Academy, 96549 Parliament Drive;
and online at AmellalslandRun nerscom, where
online registration is also available. Forms may be
mailed to AIR or retumed to Current Running,
The deadline to register in advance of the race is
Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. Registration will be going on from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. that day at Current Running.
People who have pre-registered can pick up their
race packets at that time, or at the race site Sept. 3,
starting at 6:30 a.m. There will also be race-day
registration at the race site from 8:30-7:15 a.m.
Kids' run registration on race day will continue 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 webelte or call (770) 655-0865.

Upwaid Buabd
First Baptist Church Is offering Upward
Basketball and cheerleading in the Family Life
Centeron South Eighth Street for youth from
kindergarten through sixth:grade. Register children
online at FBFirst.com.rThe Upward Basketball sea-
son includes one-hourpractices each week, Sign'
up online or stop by the rch at 1800 South
Eighth St.

The fifth annual Communities In Schools Back to
School Beach Run is Oct 13 at 1:30 p.m. The non-
competitive 5K run or2K walk at Peters Point Park
is a fun day for the entire family with music, food
and awards.
In the weeks leading up to the event, CIS volun-
teers will visit Nassau County schools to provide
health and fitness information, training techniques
and encouragement to participating students.
-.*.. ;The Naisau Countybachool withhe moet* otal'*..
adult and child participants will receive a prize of
$1,000 to be used 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. ameli-
aisland runners.com and forms will be available at
all Nassau County schools after Sept. ,1, The run is
open to all children, 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 of charge. A limited number of business
sponsorships are also available,
CIS Nassau surrounds students with a commu-
nity of support to help them to succeed, in school
and in life. This year alone 560 youth in six Nassau
schools received intensive individual and small
group support and remediation,
CIS Nassau is a private nonprofit and is funded
partially by the United Way of Northeast Florida and
The Jacksonville Jaguars Founda-tion. Visit
www.CISNassau: org or contact Theresa Duncan at

1stWind Runner
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 arid
team, camaraderie and the program is a great
opportunity to improve running 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 determined). The race season run's Sept. 11
through Nov. 3
The fee is $25, which covers a dri-fit running
shirt and membership in the Amelia Island Runner's
Club $10 for renewing members. 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 tomfal-
temler@yahoo.com or Valerie Faltemier at.valfal-

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

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


Volleyball ,
Sept, 4 at Ponte Vedra 630/6:30
Sept, i BARTRAM TRAIL 5630/8:30.
,Septl 10 at Camden County 530/8:30
Sept, 12 EPISCOPAL 630/0:30
Sept 14-15 at OVA tourney TBA
ept, 18 YULEE" 5630/8:30
Sept 19 at Orange Park 530/630
Sept, 26 at Stanton Prep 630/6:30
Sept 27 BOLLES 530/830
Oct 2 CREEKSIOE 65:30/6:30
Oct 3 at MandardIn 6:30/6:30
Oct. 5-8 Bollee Invtatlonal TBA
Oct. 9 at Bltsop Kenny 6:30/8:30
Oct, 17 FLEMING ISLAND 5:30/6:30
Oct, 18 MIDDLEBURG 5.30/6:30
Oct. 19-20 at JVtournament, BK TBA
Oct. '23, 2 6 district 4-4A at Yulee 6:00
I District .

Sept, 8
Sept. 13
Oct 4
Oct, 11
Oct, 1
Oct. 26

,lunlor Varsity Football'
at Hilllard
at Wotfson
at Camden (ninth grade)
at Fernandlna Beach

VaaRity Football
Sept 14 at SoutLke 700
Sept. 21 JACKSON 7:00
Sept.28 GLADESrDAY 800
Oct. 12 FIRST COAST 7:00
Oct, 19 at WestNassau 7:30
Oct. 28 a TrintyChristlan 7T30
Nov at Hamnlllton County 700D
S Volleyball.
Sep;,6 WEST NASSAU, 6/7:00
Sept. 7 at Episcopal 6/7:00
Sept. 3 atOaIeaf 63330aO
S 18 aFernmandinaBeach 6306o30
'Sept20 BAKER COUNTY 530/6-30
Se pt25. at West Nassau 6.700
Oct1 'at Trinity Chrislan r7oo00
Oct. 4 at Hilllard 530/620
Oct. 8. at Camden County 415/530
Oct. 11 at Baker County 53018 30
:Oct 12-13 at Keytone Heights tourney ,
Oct. 19 OAKLEAF 652030
Junior Varsity Football .. .
Sep. 8 at Key toneHexghte 600
Sept. 13 at Yuliee 66:00
Sept.20 at West Nassau '7.. 700
Sept. 27 CAMDEN COUNTY 530
Oct11 BOLLLES 6:00
Oct, 25 YULEE .6;00
Varsity Football
Aug. 31 at Union County 7230
,Sept.21 COCOABEACH 730
lpt. 28 HILUARD 7:30
OMt6 atYuilee' 7-30-
Oct 12 MATANZA"8" 730:
Oct19 atFortWhite 70
Nov. 9 at Oatdeaf 7:00'
D' psarict Homecoming
Cron Country
Sep 8 Kale Capes Inm (BK) 7am
Sep168 Boo Hlrtsa mw (FqeieO Sam
Sept. 22 AllIgator Lake Invit. San
Oct 6 PonteMVdraLnvrt 8am
Oct 13 Bale N Tral (BartramTrail) Sam
Oct. 25 COUNTY MEET 430
Nov. 1 District 3-2A TBA
Nov. 10 Region 1-2A. Talahaeee83o0am
Nov. 17 State2A TBA
Sept. 6 BAKER COUNTY 430
SSept. 13 at Baldwin- 3230
Sept. 15 at Bolles Invatonal an.
Sept.20 atEpecopal 430:
Sept.27 at St JohnsCountr ay 4:00.
Oct 2 BALDWIN 4230
Oct 4 at Boles 430
Oct 6 at FSPA Invitalonal. Oandogam
Oct: 9 COUNTY 4230
Oct 11 FLORIDAD&B 430
Oct 13 COLUMBIA 9am
Oct. 18 at Florida D&B 4:30
Oct 22-26 District 1-2A meet TBA
Sept.11 atSt Marys (tih grade) 500
Sept. 1 at Camdent(7th grade) 500
Sept25 atCallahan 8go
Oct 2 CAMDEN 5:30
Oct 9 at Camden (7lt grade) 5:00
Oct 18 YULEE 6230




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room of the Bailey
House during a
tour Saturday to
benefit Cats Angels
Inc., SPCA. More
than 75 people
took advantage of
the rare opportuni-
ty to see the pri-
vate home, consid-
ered one of the
finest examples of
Victorian Queen
Anne architecture
on Amelia Island.
Completed by.
architect George
Barber in 1895 for Kate Bailey and her husband
Effingham, the home was added to the National Register,
of Historic Places in 1973. Above right, white linens and
floral wallpaper offset the heavy and ornate Victorian-
style furniture in one of the bedrooms. Formerly a bed
and breakfast, current owners George and Barbara
Sheffield have committed to.keeping the period feel of-'-
the Bailey House, which is filled with antique furniture
as well as reproductions true to the period.
Some of Barbara Sheffield's antique dolls find a per-
fect perch on the landing of the grand staircase that wel-
comes visitors to the Bailey House at South Seventh and
Ash streets, above left. Barbara Sheffield's impressive
collection of antique dolls is evident everywhere in the
Bailey House, including this bedroom, above right.
Right, a stained-glass peacock graces a window in one of
the bathrooms. Docents explained that in Victorian
times, multiple-colored stained glass was one way to
demonstrate your wealth, and the Bailey House has
some exquisite examples. '

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Dog-walk a tribute

to special pets, people

For the News-Leader
A special dog-walk through Fernandina.
Beach next Saturday will benefit two
worthy causes: fighting cancer, and
JA savingg animals. The causes are inter-
twined: Many cancer patients and their fami-
lies know that pets can be powerful allies.
"Cancer radically changed my life. But I
decided that humor needed to be part of my
medicine," says Alma Caloia ofFernandina
Beach. She says the "comedic relief' has come
from her three Cavalier King Charles Spaniels,
Oliver, Tiger Lily and Bailee: "Their uncondi-
tional love is there for me every day."
This year's Bark for Life dog walk will be
Saturday, Sept. 8 at Central Park, with event-
day registration starting at 9 am. and opening
ceremonies at 10 a.m. You're invited to regis- .
ter and walk with your dog or perhaps in
memory of a family member, or favorite pet, or
in tribute to a cancer survivor. The one-mile
route goes downtown and back.
Early registration is $20 per dog, event-day
is $25 per dog, and walkers receive a T-shirt,
doggie bandana and other amenities. Food.
and drink will be available, and proceeds will
benefit the Fernandina Beach/Yulee Relay for
Life and Nassau Humane Society.
Alma was on the planning committee last
year when the Bark for life was launched. She
and her husband, Tom, created a popular and
touching feature of last year's walk, called the'
Memory Wall. Walkers could remember pets
and people by inscribing their names on paper
hearts and dog bones that adorned the wall.

Cancer survivor Alma Caloia with her husband, Tom, and canine family Oliver, Bailee *
and Tiger Uily, above. Left, the Memory Wall in Central Park during last year's Bark
for Uife.

This year, Alma is once again working on
the Memory Wall. She plans to be there
Saturday to help people write their messages
before posting them on the wall.
"Alma is a source of inspiration for all of
us," Joyce says.
SUBMITTED Alma says she draws strength from her
family, her friends and her faith. She remains
Some paid tribute to parents; some to animals. an active volunteer for the American Cancer
Some walkers lovingly added hand-drawn Society, Nassau Humane Society and other
hearts beside the nqmes of their departed causes, as her health permits. Displayed in her
pets. hope is her 2011 Courage Award from the
"Alma designed the wall and put it togeth- Cancer Society's Nassau unit, "in recognition
er," says Becky Joyce, a cancer survivor and of courage, determination and a positive atti-
co-chair of the event. "She sat for hours and tude."
cut out the paper bones and hearts." She benefits from doing volunteer work,

and believes that everyone can. "You have to
find something that gives youtjoy, something
that helps you be passionate," she says. "It
makes you feel better. It's medicinal."
And she treasures the support from her
canine family, too.
'They always greet me with great enthusi-
asm," she says of her pets. "Dogs have the
uncanny ability to read our body language.
What constantly amazes me about Oliver, Lily
and Bailee is their ability to know exactly how
I am feeling and respond without hesitation."
"Dogs are such loyal companions," she
says. "For me, I have good and bad days, but
BARK Continued on 2B

Right, a paint-
ing from Kerry
Stamatin's new
Cigars, Fine
Wines and
Spirits." Far
right, a struc-
tural clay piece
by Lynn
Merhige of St.
Both artists
will be featured
in an exhibit at
the Seventh
Street Gallery
Sept 8.

Gallery show pairs

raku potter, painter

For the News Leader
Seventh Street Gallery invites
you to a sizzling show on Sept. 8
featuring two Florida airtiis (.l
orist and painter Kerry-'-ih-ilin
and raku potter Lynn Merhige.
Stamatin's resume includes
one-man shows in New York City,
San Francisco, Miami, Palm
.Beach and major cities in
between. A career painter, having
trained at the New York Studio
School, he is also a private
instructor and frequent guest lec-
Color is Stamatin's passion.
Whether he expresses this inten-
sity in a lush landscape of old
Florida or a still life of a bird of
paradise, his choice of vibrant col-

ors gives each piece a dynamic
quality. An azure sea, water lilies
from a kayaker's point of view,
palms or wildflowers each piece
has a life of its own. Imagine
'"hem as part of your life.
Taking a step in a different
direction, in capturing one's
enjoyment of all the senses, he is
introducing a new series, "Perfect
Couples: Cigars, Fine Wines and
Spirits." The joy of a good cigar
coupled with a spirit of choice is
what this series of paintings is all
about: a shared experience with
friends, a social gathering of like-
minded people who enjoy the
' relaxing and calming effect of an
aged cigar, the blue smoke that
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The Georgia Sea Turtle Center and the Wild
Amelia Nature Festival will release three rehabili-
tated sea turtles back to their home waters on
Sept. 1 at 1130 a.m. at Main Beach in Fernandina
The three turtles to be released pending
weather conditions
and the health of
the turtles are .
Bault, stranded in
January in
Huguenot Park in
Fort George Inlet:
Nibi, rescued off-
shore the Fernandina docks, floating and debili-
tated, by a fishing crew in April; and Helio-Noel,
caught in a dredge at Mayport Naval Station in
December and suffering from a fractured cara-
pace and plastron (top shell and bottom shell).
The event is free and open to public and will
occur near mid-tide. All are invited to stand along
the rope line to wish the turtles goodbye and
good luck. Parking is available, but limited, at the
Main Beach parking lots.
Visit www.georgiaseaturtlecenter.org and
www.wildam elia.com. Also visit their Facebook
pages for updates on the turtle release.

The Amelia
Island Museum of
History invites
you to attend its
next Brown Bag
Lunch on .
Wednesday. Sept.
5 at noon. This
month's speakerwill 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 prominence, and discuss the events that led
these two American icons to Amelia Island. This
program is free and open to the public. For more
in formation con tact Gray at 261-7378, ext 102.
Nassau County Public
Library System's One B)ook
One Community present lIs
a free group discussion ()1
this year's book. The Pari s
Wike by Paula McClain.
moderated by English pron)

fessor 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 and deceit. The Paris Wife cap-
tures the romance of Ernest Hemingway and his
first wife, Hadley Richardson during their years in
On Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.. Nassau Extension Agent
Rebecca Jordi wilt walk participants through the
fall planting season, sug-
gesting crops and how to
care for them.
Avoid the pesticides,
genetically engineered
produce and poisons in'
some supermarket foods;
beat the high cost of
organic produce by growing your own.
This presentation is suitable for ages 13 and up.
free and open to the public.
Bring your gardening questions and join
Nassau Sierra Group at the Council on Aging,
1367 South 18th St., Fernandina Beach. Call Ray.
277-0655. for more information.

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

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 today at
7 p.m. You need not be pres-
ent to win. Tickets are avail-
able at the American Legion,
626 S. Third St., or from any
Legion Rider.

The Sons of the
American Legion will hold a
pulled pork lunch on Sept. 1
from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Post
54,626 S. Third St.,
Femandina Beach. Get pulled
pork, baked beans and potato
salad for an $8 donation. This
weekend Post 54 is open to
the public. All are invited to
stop by.

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-
conditioned 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.
The next Yappy Hour will
be held Sept. 12 from 6-8
p.m. at The Falcon's Neat at
Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion. Donations are accepted
for Rescuing Animals in
Nassau at all Yappy Hours.
For information call Bark
Avenue at (904) 613-3440.
0 *
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
hold its lunch-meeting Sept.
20 at 11:30 a.m. at the

Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
Amelia Community Theatre
will present scenes from its
2012-13 season, Including
"Deathtrap," a murder thriller
with an Infusion of humor that
begins Sept. 27; "It's a
Wonderful Life," the Christmas
classic based on the Frank
Capra film; "Almost, Maine," a
February production where
kisses come out of nowhere In
a comic, romantic roundelay;
"Lend Me A Tenor," a door-
slamming, dress-dropping
farce with mistaken Identities,
operatic arias and compromise
Ing positions coming In April;
"Father of the Bride," the
comic trials and tribulations
that beset a father prior to his
daughter's wedding, sched-
uled for June; and the "The
25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee," a Tony Award-
winning musical comedy In
Tickets are $15 by Sept. 15
and $17 at the door. For
reservations call Bob Wesche,
310-9055. All men, whether
new to the area or longtime
residents, are welcome. Visit

Karen's Ride to
Remember, a 75-mile motor-
cycle ride benefiting the
Walk to End Alzhelmer's,
will be held Sept. 22, starting
and ending at Murray's Grille
in Yulee. Registration starts at
8 a.m., with kickstands 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
barbecue is $10 and T-shirts
are $15. Registration forms
are available at Murray's Grille
or visit facebook.com/
Mail payment to Jill Powers,
23615 Bahama Point, #1427,
Femandina Beach, FL 32034.
Call Jill Powers at (904)
612-5242 or Brystol Myers at

The Fernandina Beach
High School Class 1957 will
celebrate its 55th class
reunion Sept. 28-30.
Activities have been planned
to accommodate the needs of
classmates. Letters have
been mailed to each member
and guests with complete itin-
erary and costs. For further
questions contact Carolyn.
* *.
The Council on Aging of
Nassau County will hold its
ninth annual Fall Gala on
Oct. 7. Tickets are $125. For
tickets or information on dona-
tions and sponsorship, call
261-0701 or visit
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


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the end of the month, All lev-
els welcome. Class fee Is $10
per person/$15 per couple,
For Information contact Almee
Marshall at (617) 312-1932 or
ballroomdanceamella@ gmall.

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 vignettes and monologues
read by five women, the show
just recently closed Off-
Broadway after more than
1,000 performances. FLT's
production features Shannon
Shaw, Annette Rawls, Amy
Dawklns, 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 tick-
ets In advance to guarantee

Amelia Community
Theatre presents
"Deathtrap" by Ira Levin. In
this Broadway and film
favorite, a well-known play-
wright goes to extremes to
ensure he has another hit
play. A comic thriller filled with
unexpected twists and turns.
Directed by Peter Gill
Johnston. Show times are 8
p.m. Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6
and 11-13, with a 2 p.m. mati-
nee on Oct. 7. Tickets are on
sale now at $20 adults and
$10 students at Amelia
Community Theatre, 207
Cedar St. Box office hours are
Thursday, Friday and
Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
and 90 minutes before curtain.
Call 261-6749 or purchase
tickets online at www.amelia-

Tickets are on sale
for the musical "The
Fantasticks," coming to St.
Marys Little Theatre in
In the beloved family musi-
cal next-door neighbors
scheme to make their adoles-
cent children fall in love with
each 6ther 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 Osbome
Road, St. Marys, Ga. Tickets
are.$12 and available at the
St. Marys Welcome Center,
Cedar Oak Caf6 on Osbome
Street, and On the Green
Salon and Day Spa at the
entrance to Osprey Cove, or
* by calling (912) 729-1103.
Visit www.stmaryslittlethe-

One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical information
about downtown Fernandina
and a good time for all. Join
the Amelia Island Museum
of History Thursdays at 5:30
p.m. to tour four of the
town's most popular, notori-
ous or otherwise 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 Fernandlna 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 @amellamu-

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melts the day's cares away.
Add to that a single malt
scotch, martini, glass of wine
or even a cup of coffee, and
you complete the experience.
The colors are warm and
earthy, like the colors of
tobacco, or golden as the light
shining through the bottle of
Courvoisier XO Napoleon
Cognac. Each piece is an invi-
Merhige, of the Lynn
Merhige Gallery in St.
Petersburg, has shown at the
Disney Festival of Masters
several years, where she
has been awarded prizes for
her clay sculptures, and


Band seeks members
The Nassau Community Band. an
ensemble created to give local musicians an
outlet to perform. Is accepting new members
for Its "10th Anniversary Concert Season"
Under the baton of conductor Amy Scott, the
band Is open to all adults In the Nassau
County area that play a brass, woodwind or
percussion Instrument. The band's repertoire
includes traditional band music, including
classical pieces, marches and Broadway
show and movie music
If you played an instrument in high school
or college and enjoy playing music with oth-
ers, this group is for you Rehearsals are
Thursday at 6 p.m. In the Yulae Middle
School band room. For Information contact
Debble Vines at 556-3495 or Chuck Bellnskl
at 491-5007
Drum circle ending
The Femandina 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) 556-3219.

Bowman Road Tickets for premium seating,
which Includes a post-concert champagne
reception with the artists, are $100. General
admission tickets are $50 Visit
www aicmf.com or call 261-1779
azz 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 emailing beechflyer
@bellsouth net
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises' Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday.
Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front
St., Femandina Beach, or call 261 -9972 or
book online at www amellarivercrulses com.
The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre
St., features Gary Ross in the piano bar
every Monday from 7 p m.-11 p.m starting
on Labor Day, John Springer every Thursday
t tiflnni SAnt 6j :at 6-30 n m liva Antertainr-

T feet 1 1ing oep . a . .. p n e .. .,.. >ain -
jazz festtckets ment nightly. Call 432-7086 Join them on
Tickets are now available bnline. Facebook at courtyardpubandeats.
for the 2012 Las DeMerle Amelia Island
Jazz Festival Oct. 7-14, featuring perform-
ances by headliners David Benoit and Spyro Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St.. Soul
Gyra, jazz violinist Doug Cameron, pianist Gravy tonight: kLoB Sept. 1; Ginormous J
Mike Levlr)e with the Miami Vibe, The Sept. 7; and Chubby Sept 8. Every Tuesday
Dynamlo Les DeMere Band featuring Bonnie Is "Working Class Stiff' when thousands of
Elsele. ptus.Latin Jazz Night Blues Night vinyl records are for sale and available to lis-
with a Wine tasting, the Dixieland Jazz ten to. Visit Dog Star on Facebook and
Brunch, jam sessions, an All Star Smooth Reverbnation.com. Call 277-8010.
Jazz Brunch, Jazz In The Schools, clinics.
and more to be announced. ',. FOtd HoUS Inn
. All shows will be held at the Omni RPeorts "Open Mike Night" Is each Thursday
Amelia.Island Plantation unless otherwise from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Mermaid
noted. For details visit www.amelalsland Bar with local musician Terry Smith hosting a
jazzfestlval.com. jam session. Musicians perform a couple of
Tickets may be purchased online or at songs and the audience gets to hear
The UPS Store Island Walk Shopping new talent. Appropriate for all members of
Center, 277-0820, and the Chamber of the family. No cover charge. Call Smith at
Commerce Gateway to Amelia, 261-3248. (904) 412-7665.
For more Information, contact the Festival
Hotline at 504-4772 or email info@amellals- 1 LTU e
landjazzfestival.com. The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., live
So ids n music. Call 321-2324.

Sounds on Centre, presented by the H im iead Beach Bar
Historic Fernandina Business Association, Hammerhead Beach Bar, 20n5 S.
will feature the Beech Street Blues Band on Fletcher Ave.. DJ Heavy Hess Sundays. Visit
$ept. 7. Hammerhead dn Facebook. Contact Bill,
Concerts are held the first Friday of each Chllders at bill@thepalacesaloon.com.
'month from 6-8 p.m. on Centre Street
between Second and Front streets. Bring a in tal ve
chair and your dancing shoes, .. The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence
For information or to become a sponsor -Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons
contact Madeline Richard al4904) 688-0880 'and'Sam Hamiltoh, plays each Thursday
ormady@GoMady.oom. A-,nlght'al The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
. For the complete schedule, visit Dress js casual. For information call Holmes
SoundsOnCentre.com. -t..2. -t5 772.
Blues Fest O : aes -
The second annual Amella Island O'Kane's Irish Pub Anrl Eatery '
Blues Festival Is scheduled for 318 Centre St., Iree trlvia each Mond'a9at -
Sept. 14-16 at Main Beach. Roger .. 730A ,m.; wine tasting the third
"Hurricane" Wilson will open the Saturday Tueday at 6:30 p.m., with 10wines
Lineup with his "Blues in Schoor program 0." f"f10al ig with cheese and crackers and
and wi hang out all weilkend providing 1: e entertainment; dart tournament
musical introductions and Insight. Blues sep- every Tiesdqy at 7-30 p.m.; Dan Voll
saton Shemekia Copela.d wll lose Tqesdaysfrom.7:30-11:30 p.m.; the Davis
Saturday night. Turner Band Thursday from 8.30 p.m.-mid-
The festival lineup ncldes Sean night and Friday and Saturday from 8:30
Chambers, Shane Dwight, J.P. Soars, The p.m.-12:30.a.m. Call 261-1000. Visit
.Nouveaux Honkles and Flannel Church with, .www.okares.com.

Duane Trucks, to name a few.
Passes are now available at area-bIi--
nesses. A three-day pass Is $40 In
advance/S50 at the gate; Friday pass is
$10/$15 at gate; Saturday pass Is
$25/$30 at gate; Sunday pass is
$15/$20 at gate. VIP passes are available
online only up to three days before the event.
They are-$75 and include all three days, a
festival T-shirt and a chair near the stage.
For Information visit www.ameliaisland-
Battle ofbands
The first Camden's Historical Black
College University Battle of the Bands will be
held Sept. 23 at 3 p.m (gates opening at 2
p.m.) at the Chris Gilman Football Stadium in
Kingsland, Ga.
This event promotes unity in the commu-
nity and Is a scholarship fundraiser as well as
'assisting with Advanced Placement, SAT and
ACT fees Tickets are now on sale for $12 at
Camden Pharmacy, Kingsland Welcome
'Center, Kingsland City Hall and online at
Lovetownevents.com Tickets are $2Q at the
Savannah State. Fort Valley, Edward
Waters and Albany State will participate
along with special guest, "America's Got
Talent" contestants The Distinguished Men of
Brass of Tampa Food will be available for
Tokyo String Quartet will retire at the con-
clusion of the 2012-13 season, and the
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
(AICMF) Is included on the ensemble's
farewell tour
The performance Oct 5 at 7 p m will be
held at Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36

the Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival, winning first
place for her structural
clay pieces. She has been
invited to and Won critical
acclaim in juried shows
around the state including
Gasparilla, Melbourne and
Space Coast.
Merhige is a raku pottery
instructor for Continuing and
Professional Education for
Ringling School of Art and
Design. Jacksonville
Magazine will feature
an article on Merhige and ,
the art ,of raku in its
September. '
She brings her unique
sense of humor to the artistry
of clay, find the unpredictabili-

" the Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., live
entertainment nightly. Call Bill Childers at
491-3332 or e-mail

Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., live entertainment every night
and all day on the weekends: steel drum
band every Saturday starting at 7 p.m. See
the lineup online at www.sandybottom-
samelia com.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S Fletcher
Ave., Blue Moon Party tonight, karaoke
Sunday 9 p.m with DJ Dave; live music in
the Tiki Bar 6-10 p.m nightly and 1-5 p m
weekends, reggae with Pili Pili 6-10 p.m.
Wednesday; The Macy's in the lounge
Friday and Saturday 6-10 p m., shag dancing
Sunday 4-7 p m., and trivia Thursdays at
7:30 p.m. with DJ Dave; live music in
Breakers Lounge from 9 p m -1 a m. nightly
Call 277-6652. Visit www slidersseaside
corn Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar,
3199 South Fletcher Ave Andy Haney
tonight; Larry & The Backtracks Sept 1.
Richard Smith noon-4 p m and Rod
Stewart tribute show with Kenny
Holliday 5-9 p.m Sept 2, with DJ Roc
between sets; Alex Affronti Sept. 3: Ernie &
Debi Evans Sept. 4. DJ Roc Sept 5, and
Reggie Lee Sept. 6. Entertainment is 5-9
p.m Monday-Thursday: 6-10 p m Friday
and Saturday, and 1-5 p m. and 6-10 pm.
Sunday Call 261-5711.

ty that is inherent in raku fir-
ing. For the show, she
will display several large sig-
nature pieces, and her popu-
lar series of cats inspired by
her muse, Gus. Each piece is
an original. As she has not
show in Fernandina in
several years, you will not
want to miss this unique
Join the gallery in down-
town Fernandina Beach at 14
S. Seventh St. (across from
Lulu's) on Saturday, Sept. 8
from 5-8 p.m. The historic
property is not handicap
accessible. For questions,
directions or to set 1up an
alternate viewing time, call

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your dogs like you no mat-
ter what you look like in the
morning or what your
mood is. I'd like people to
understand how important
animals can be."
Pre-registration for the
Bark for Life is available
now at the Second Chance
store at 312 S. Eighth St.,
the NHS Dog Park on Air-
port Road across from the
city airport, and at Nassau
. For more information,
please visit the NHS web-,
site or call Sandy Balzer at,
491-6146 or Becky Joyce at
(904) 614-6683.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31,.2012/News-Leader


Food needed
The Salvation Army Hope House is work-
ing to replenish its Emergency Food Pantry
shelves. Especially needed are: 1) Peanut but-
ter and jelly 2) Canned meats tuna, chicken,
Spam 3.) Canned vegetables corn, beans
and peas 4) Soups ready to eat and con-
densed 5) Canned or dried fruits 6) Starches
- instant mashed potatoes, rice, macaroni and
cheese, helper meals 7) Toilet paper.
For information call 321-0435 or stop by
the Hope House, located at 410 S. Ninth St.
Choirs enrolling
Excellent music training and worship are
offered for children ages 3-18 at Amelia
Baptist Church. Tiny Tones for ages 3
through kindergarten meets Wednesdays at
'6:30 p.m. Children's Choir for grades 1-5
meets Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. Children will
learn to read music through fun group activi-
ties, sing unison and two-part songs, share in
the community and learn to play instruments.
Allegiance is a four-part choir for grades 6-12
that meets Sundays from 6:15-7:45 p.m. They
perform regularly during the year and go on a
mission/performance tour every summer.
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.
One God
One GOD, One People, One Song is a pro-
gram, initiated by America's Youth Inc., to
help churches do two things: 1. Come togeth-
er regardless of denomination, color or race
to worship and praise God in unity. 2. Help
raise funds for the church hosting the pro-
gram. The program is held quarterly, on the
first Sunday of the month at 4 p.m.
The Gate Way to Heaven Church, 5000 :- 3
Norwood Ave., Jacksonville, will host the pro-
gram on Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. All are welcome.
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.IA.
(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 continue on and
become regular members of the Catholic
Church, culminating in a ceremony at
Eastertime. The sessions are open to those
never baptized, baptized in another faith or to
Catholics that have not received the
Sacraments of First Eucharist or Confirma-
tion. There is no cost. An information session
will be held at 505 Broome St. at 7 p.m. Aug.
28. For information call Jan Smith at 261-3677.
Tuesday worship
Salvation Army Hope House invites you to
join it each Tuesday at noon for the Weekly
Worship Service. Pastor David Harrison of
The Promise Land Church will share the
Gospel message on Sept 4. For more infor-
mation, call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope
House, located at 410 S. Ninth St.
Mt. Olive Baptist Church will host its
annual Church Revival at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
The speaker will be Pastor Marion Wise.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Beth Moore event
First Baptist Church will host the Beth
Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast Sept. 15.
Moore's life-transforming Bible study chal-
lenges and inspires women of every age,
everywhere. Joining her at this weekend
event is acclaimed worship leader Travis

Cotfrell and the Praise Team.
Moore's focus will be on the Scripture that
God lays on her heart for each individual
Living Proof Live event no two 'are the same.
As she explores the Bible and how it applies
to real life, you'll be amazed by her experi-
ences as a believer and inspired to magnify
and strengthen your relationship with God.
Doors open at 9 a.m. and the event is from
9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Cost is $20 per person.
First Baptist is located 1600 S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach. Visit FBFirst.com for
details and to register.
Jewish services
The Jewish Community of Amelia
Island/Nassau will hold Rosh Hashanah serv-
ices at the Ocean Clubhouse at Omni Amelia
Island Plantation on Sept. 17. Services, led by
Rabbi Robert Goodman, will begin promptly
at 10 a.m., followed by a catered buffet lunch.
Cost is $30 per person, to cover the luncheon
as well as the Rabbi's honorarium.
For reservations and information contact .
Deborah Price at 310-6060 before Sept. 13.
* *
Yom Kippur services will be held at the
same location on Wednesday, Sept. 26, start-
ing promptly at 10 a.m. so please arrive early.
The cost for the Yom Kippur service is $20
per person. There will be a "potluck" break-
the-fast dinner that evening. For additional
information contact Deborah Price at 310-
6060. RSVP deadline is Sept. 13.
Supplies needed
The Fernandina Beach Interfaith Dinner
Network is in need of donations of paper
goods and cleaning supplies. Items may be
dropped off at St Peter's Episcopal Church
parish office, 801 Atlantic Ave., Monday
through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Faithlink Encounters
Faithlink Encounters, A Biblical View of
Current Events, are weekly open discussions
about what is taking place in our community,
state, nation and world. Groups meet at 6:15
p.m. at two different locations, The Partin
Center (601.Centre St., white house next to
the church) and O'Kanes Pub (Centre Stret
ask for Memorial's group). For more infor-
mation contact Pastor Hollie at hollie@mum-
conline.com. All are welcome.
Unity services
The Rev. Betty Sikking of the Unity
Spiritual Enrichment Center of Jacksonville
will hold a class/service at the Board of
Realtors building, 910 South 14th St, at 7 p.m.
the last Wednesday of each month through
September, to help establish a Unity Church
locally. For information call Chris Dillon at
310-6502 or Marcia Brown at 415-0822.
Celebrate recovery
First Baptist Church of Fernandina H'ach,
1600 S. Eighth St., sponsors "Celebrate
Recovery" every Friday at 6:30 p.m. This
Christ-centered, biblically based program is
for individuals and their family members who
are dealing with addictions, compulsions, past
hurts and potentially destructive behaviors.
Call 261-3617.
Transport project
A project to fabricate metal parts used to
manufacture three-wheeled, hand-cranked
carts is ongoing at a workshop sponsored by
Memorial United Methodist Church. The
vehicles, called Personal Energy
Transportation, or PETs, are fully assembled
at Penney Farms near Green Cove Springs
and shipped throughout the world to victims
of polio, land mines and other injuries.
The workshop operates Monday through
Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call Jack at
261-5691 or James at 261-5863 to volunteer.

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Singers from throughout the community make up the choir for the annual "An Evening
in December." Above, members of last year's choir.

Sign up for Evening in December'
Rehearsals for An Evening essary to attend the very first drama.
in December 2012 will begin rehearsal, and we don't expect The variety of music
Sunday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. at people to attend every included this, year will offer
Amelia Baptist Church. Pam rehearsal," said Helton. "We many opportunities for
Helton, music minister at know people have busy sched- strings, percussion and other
Amelia Baptist Church, wel- ules and travel plans, so we instrumental ensembles.
comes singers from through- start early in the fall to accom- Singers are invited to come
out Northeast Florida to join modate people's needs," she find out moreabout An
the 16th edition of An Evening said. Evening in December starting
in December. This year Helton has cho- on Sunday, Sept 9 at 5 p.m.
The program will be per- sen a variety of Christmas Amelia Baptist Church is
formed on Friday and Sunday, music from several nations located at 961167 Buccaneer
Dec. 7 and 9 at 7 p.m. 'each and a variety of composers Trail at the roundabout where
evening.'Rehearsals will be ranging from Leroy Anderson, Fletcher Avenue meets First
held each Sunday afternoon at to Bach, Vivaldi and Rutter. Coast Highway.
Amelia Baptist Church from 5- The Christmas story will be Call Pam Helton at the
6 p.m. told in arrangements by church (261-9527) for
Singers in the community Robert Shaw and in a new col- more information or to
are invited to join the choir election of Celtic songs, supple- arrange for childcare during
starting Sept. 9. "It is not nec- mented by readings and rehearsals.


A fall MEN'S BIBIE STUDY will begin
Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Amelia
Plantation Chapel library. For the fall they will
use a book by Stephen Eyre, Christian Beliefs,
examining topics like "The Triune God,
Human Nature, the Church, How God Saves
Us and The Last Things." Books are $6. and
available at the chapel office.
Pastor Ted Schroder will lead the discus-
sion. Call the chapel today at 277-4414 to join
this fellowship of Christian men. All are wel-
come. Amelia Plantation Chapel is located at
36 Bowman Road, Amelia Island. Visit
www.ameliachapel.com and www.facebook.
Ladies study
A new I ADI)S 1HBI.E STUI)Y will begin
,Sept. 13 at lthe Amelia Plantation Chapel. T'is
12-week study will focus on The Epistle to the
Ephesians. The group will meet in the Chapel
Fellowship Hall each week from 10 a.m. to
noon. Join the ladies of the chapel as they dis-
cover Paul's answers to many questions con-
cerning "Victorious Christian living and
Growing in Christ." Call Mary at the chapel to
register, 277-4414. Bring your Bible and know
all are welcome. Amelia Plantation Chapel is
located at 36 Bowman Road, Amelia Island.
Visit www.ameliachapel.com and www.face-
book.com/Amelia.Plantation.Chapel. .
Community Bible Study provides a 30-week
interdenominational Bible study for everyone.
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 appropri-
ate 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, 321-0293.
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 Solomon.
In January they will begin a study in the book
of Mark.
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-
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 journey into 15 of the Psalms.
Deborah Bunner and Charlotte Collins will
lead the study. All women are invited to partici-
pate and strap on their traveling shoes as they
step up to a new understanding of these
Psalms. Call 261-3837 to register. Cost for the
workbook is $20, available at the church

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Sunday School ,...9...................9:30 am
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Wednesday AWANA .....,.......,6;15 pm
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Pastor:Bud Long
941017 Old Namluwille PoW County Rd 107 South
Femrnandina Beach, FL32034

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America Devoted to C the Fstlowshp A
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Worship on Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery and Children's Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings
In Fernandina Beach, Kingsland &Yule.,
Men's, Women's and Youth Ministries
88439 Miner Rd., Yulee
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In the Heart of Fernandina
9 N. 6' Street
Dr. Wain Wesberry
Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
sunday School 9:50 am
L Nursery
I '5S? Children

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. IH. Neil lelton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30uri '
iblec Study 9ari
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults rpmi
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pmr
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All are Welcome
364 Bownun Road, 277-4414
Off AIA at entrance t Omni ItResurt
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Rney. Jose Kallukaluam
Saturday Vigil Mass- 4 pm & 5.30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am 10am 12 noon
Daly Mass- 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fri.
6pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 8:00 pm; Holy Day 8.30 am
Confessions; Saturday 3.00pro 3:45 pm or ty appt
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SAT .. .:00 pm
SUN. .9:30 am
WED .7:00 pm
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85520 Minor Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
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A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward

20 SoAw Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Holden Sr., Pastor
The Church
In the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
lenr of All People
,muday New Members Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
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Sunday Service ... .10:30 am
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Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl


Sunday School 0:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team KOd 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pmr
Classes For Al Age
Group Ia cluding Youth
Nursery Provided For All
06971 Hert* Rd., West 904-226-6126
Yulee. FL 32097 Fax 226-0809

Dr. Bill Yeldell, Interim Pastor
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Talbot discovery
Join a park ranger at the Talbot
Discovery Table at the end of the board-
walk at 2 p.m. Sept. 1 and learn interest-
ing facts about Talbot Islands State
Parks. Test your knowledge to see how
much y6u 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 necessary
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 a.m. Nassau County
Master Gardener Sue Ray will conduct 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 varieties of bulbs that are well suit-
ed for our locale. The class will be held
at the Nassau County Demonstration
Garden. For more information see the
Extension website.at http://nassau.ifas.
matters.html, or call the Extension office
at (904) 879-1019. Master Gardeners are
on office duty Fridays at 491-7340.
Rotary walk
The Rotary Club of Amelia Island
Sunrise presents the COAWalk-A-Thon
to honor grandparents on Sept. 8
(Grandparents Day is Sept 9). This is a
fundraiser for services the Council on
Aging offers seniors and caregivers and
the "transportation 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. Individuals and groups will step off at
10 a.m. for the 3-mile/5K loop walk. Fee
is $20 per person or $150 per team,
payable to COA, 1367 South 18th St.,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Call 261-
0701 to pay by credit card. Visit
www.coanassau.com/events for online
registration and information.
Walkin' Nassau will kick off its new
season with a fun walk Sept. 8 at Big
Talbot Island State Park, located off AlA
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

Wild Amelia Nature Festival.
This program will be held Sept. 11 at
7 p.m. at the Peck Center Auditorium in
Fernandina Beach; each of the eight pro-
grams to follow will be held in the same
location on the second Tuesday evening
of each month.
Speaker Barbara Jackson is a Florida
Master Naturalist and president of the
local chapter of the Florida Native Plant
Society, representing Nassau, Clay and
Duval counties. The program is free and
open to the public.
The seventh annual Wild Amelia
Nature Festival will be held the third
weekend in May. Visit www.wildamelia.
com or the organization's Facebook
Coastal cleanup
The International Coastal Cleanup,
the largest one-day volunteer effort in
the world to clean up the marine envi-
ronment, will be held Sept. 15 at 9 a.m.
in Nassau County. Keep Nassau
Beautiful, Inc. is recruiting volunteers.
Main Beach, Fort Clinch and Peters
Point are the registration locations for
those whowish to help clean up the
waterways of Nassau County.
Participation also is encouraged through
neighborhood, river and street cleanup.
For information contact Keep Nassau
Beautiful at 261-0165 or 1-800-977-0162.

In support of the 27th International
Coastal Clean Up, Sustainable
Fernandina, Beach Rentals and More
(Halls Beach Store), Pipeline Surf Shop
and TJ Tattoos will host a beach clean-up
Sept. 15 at Sadler beach at 8 a.m. Bags
and gloves will be provided along with
refreshments. The public is invited. For
information contact Len Kreger at
Paddling tour
Join the Northeast Florida Land
Trust for a paddling tour of North
Guana from Goelz Preserve on Sept. 15
from 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 NFIT-
owned Goelz Preserve. Free with your
own equipment. Call for reservations to
(904) 285-7020.
County Extension
Director/Horticulture Agent Becky
Jordi will conduct a Plant Clinic from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Yulec

Extension Office, AlA and Pages Dairy
Wild Nite Road. All county r-sidlents are invit-d tlo
A presentation on native plants in bring plant samples showing problems
Florida yards and gardens, "Wake Up in their landscapes. Problems will be
and Plant the Natives," will be the first in identified and solutions offered for cor-
a series of nine monthly nature forums, reaction. There is no fee for this service.
known as Wild Nites, sponsored by the For information call (904) 879-1019.

Master Gardeners are on office duty on
Friday at 491-7340,
Photography class,
Get up close and personal with your
camera on Sept. 22 at Ci.;i .i'Appro-
aches in Outdoor Photography, a day-
long workshop with Kirk Chamberlain at
Northeast Florida Land Ti u)I'. Talbot
House, Fee is $40 per person. Space is
limited. Call (904) 285-7020 to register.
Hope & Friends
Kelly Seahorse Ranch will host the
ninth annual "Day for Hope and Friends"
ride-a-thon from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 20 at its
ranch on Amelia Island State Park.
Proceeds will benefit HopeTherapy
and the Friends of Talbot Island -iait:
At least 20 sponsored riders get to
ride a horse on the beach ef'ly that day,
with prizes offered for their efforts to
obtain sponsors for time in the saddle.
Tax-deductible donations of gift certifi-
cates or raffle items from businesses are
invited to reward riders.
A low country boil and barbecue with
music by David Milam starts at 3 p.m. at
$10 per plate. Donate online at www.first-
or call Amelia Island State Park at 491-
5166 or visit www.kellyranchinc.net.
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 sun-
set gazebo with tables and chairs, ice-
maker, barbecue grill and grill tools and
a fire pit. Horseshoes and bocce ball
equipment are nearby, along with a rest-
To reserve, contact Paul Schutt at
261-0987 or Nassau County Extension
office at (904) 879-1019.
Yard recognition
Nassau County Extension is now par-
ticipating in the Florida Yards &
Neighborhoods (IFYN) Homeowner
Program and its Florida Friendly
Landscape (FFL) Yard Recognition pro-
gram. The IFYN Homeowner Program
recognizes environmentally friendly gar-
deners.with official FFL Yard
Recognition signs.
Nassau County Yard Advisor Bea
Walker will conduct home visits and use
the homeowner checklist to determine
whether your yard is eligible for Gold or
Standard recognition. For information
visit hutp://fyn.ifas.ufl.dlu/ homneown-
er.htm, or visit the Extension website,
http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/, and access
the link for IFYN Homeowner Program;
or call (904) 879-1019 or 491-7340.

This eucalyptus cultivar is dying from the bottom up due
to root rot from excess watering. The trees are better
suited to a less humid climate.

Know tree's needs

before watering

.My eucalyptus tree is
.dying from the bottom
up. I water it once a week.
What could be wrong? JH
A .You most likely have one
,Iof the cultivars of
Eucalyptus globules, which is
not native to this country. It
prefers well-drained, acid
soils. I suspect with all the
rain we have been receiving
and the once-a-week watering,
this tree has developed a root
decay from which it cannot
There is
no chemical
fix for a root
rot and the
tree will prob-
ably slowly
decline until
it dies. There
are a few
things you
conild do to ,.TAL
possibly slow
the process. of
Remove any Becky]ordi
mulch from
around the root area, check
for girdling or circling roots,
cut and remove them. Remove
any excess soil from around
the roots they should have
only an inch or two of soil on
Eucalyptus trees prefer a
less humid environment found
in most parts of California -
very different from what we
experience here in Northeast
Florida. Remember, most
trees and shrubs do not
require weekly irrigation
unless we are going through a
severe drought Whenever-
possible, irrigate flowerbeds,
trees and shrubs separately
from lawns as their needs are
vastly different.
I have caterpillars in my
p.pecan trees, how do I
control them? SB
A I, believe you probably
A have the fall webworm,
Hyphantria cunea (Drury) in
your pecan trees. It is a pest of
a number of ornamental trees
and shrubs, and several agri-
cultural crops including
The larvae feed in huge
nests and are able to com-
pletely defoliate trees and
shrubs. Adult moths emerge
as early as March in the
South, but do not fly until late
spring or early summer in
northern Areas. Mostly, the
adults appeal from May to
August and deposit their eggs.
'The egg mass of Hyphantria
cunea is almost iridescent
green in color. The egg batch
contains 400-1,000( eggs.
In one to two weeks, the
laivae hatch and immediately
begin spinning their silk tent.
T'le young caterpillars place
the web over single leaves and
feed by skeletonizing. A fall
webworm tent normally
encloses the foliage at the end
of a branch. The caterpillars
can build large silk tents that
sometimes spread over sever-
al branches. At maturity, the
larvae may reach one inch in
length. lThroughout their
development, the caterpillars
are able to make distinct jerk-
ing movements in unlison if
the nest is disturbed. Insect
control oiln pecans needs to
take I)lace over several sea-
sons and it is advisable to pro-
tect beneficial insects as they
per forml well in keeping the
larvae in check.
When )possible, )oking a
hole in the silk nest will allow
for beneficial insects and birds
to feed on the caterpillars and

Webworm and Indian
' fi'kf The fall weblo6irn, "
top, is a pest of a number
of ornamental trees and
shrubs, and several agri-
cultural crops including
pecans. Above, Indian
pink is a native wildflower
easily grown'in average,
medium-wet, well-drained
soil in full to partial shade.

provide a way for chemicals to
reach the pests. For more spe-
cific information on chemical
control methods visit
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ ig077.
n. I picked up at plant at a
nursery recently, called
In an Pink. What can you tell
me about it? MB
A .Indian Pink is an uncom-
.*mon native wildflower
that grows in rich, moist
woods and along wooded
stream banks in most areas of
the South all the way to Texas.
Indian Pink is a clump-form-
ing herbaceous perennial
reaching a height of 12 to 18
inches. It is one of our most
attractive wildflowers. The
inflorescence is one-sided
with pretty, red tubular flow-
ers that flare out to reveal 5
short tips of bright yellow
There are many other
species in this genus: most
are either tropical or short-,
lived annuals. The native plant
nursery trade has taken some
interest in cultivating Indian
Pink because if is perennial,
will grow in shade, has a fairly
long blooming period and is
pollinated by hummingbirds.
It is easily grown in average,
medium-wet, well-drained soil
in full to, partial shade. I plant-
ed one in my flowerbed this
year and it has bloomed twice
a nice surprise. I have it
under an oak tree where it
receives ample shade and has
been protected from the del-
uging rains of this summer.
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
County Extension Director for
Nassau County and Nassau
County Horticulture Agent III,
is a University of Florida facul-
ty member Extension locations
are the satellite office at the
County Building in Yulee and
the main Extension Office in
Callahan. The UF/IFAS
Nassau County Demonstration
Garden is located at the James
S. Page Governmental
Complex and demonstrates best
im/..i,I mPo it practices for
Northeast Florida. Mail ques-
tions to Garden Talk, c/o
Rebecca jordi, Nassau County
I'vtension, 543350 US I,
Callahhan, FlI.32011. Visit
http://nassau. ifas. ufl. edu.

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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.
2607 Portaide Drive 2116 sf. 4BR/3BA
home located in Ocean Cay. Wood floors
throughout and fireplace in Living Room!
Screened in Lanai. Patio overlooking pond.
Washer & Dryer included. On Island.
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. $1,395/mo.

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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/mn.
1969 Amelia Green 1707 sf. 2BR/2.5BA town
home located in the heart Fernandina and just a
short stroll to the post office, YMCA, shopping
and the beach is the condominium community of
Amelia Green. Features 10' ceilings, a fireplace,
granite countertops, stainless steel appliances,
attached garage and travertine down and carpet
upstairs. Pets ok. On Island. $1,175/mo.
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 ppen Kitchen with
Breakfast bar overlooks Dining and Living areas.
Large screened porch overlooks the lake and has a
dedicated storage room! Pets ok. Off Island.
$ 1,000/mo.
224 Division St. 875 sf, 2BR/1BA recently
renovated Fernandina bungalow! New carpet and
paint throughout the entire home. Open floor
plan with lots of natural light. Out back is a fully
fenced backyard with storage shed. Washer and
dryer. Owner installed solar panels dramatically
reduces power bill. Pets OK, On Island.

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Amelia Island, FL
Sales (904)277-9700
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$163,000 MLS# 56950.

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

5494 Ervin St, Greatl opportunity on the corner of 633 Ocean Ave (house)& 634 N. Fletcher
Lewis and Ervin'street on historical American Beach. (lot) combined properties. One quarter (1/4)
This 50'x1'15' lot is fenced. Price includes two interest for sale. "As Is" $150,000
homes being sold "as is" with the right to inspect. MLS#55815.
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DRIVERS- Refrigerated & dry van
freight. Flexible hometime. Annual
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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 horticulturdl knowledge.
Ability to speak English and Spanish a
plus. A degree In landscape manage-
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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
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requires experience In Installation,
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Excellent compensation and benefits.
Send resume by Fax to (904) 261-
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qualified Housing avail. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (866)314-
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Get trained In months, not years.
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Job placement assistance. Call Centura
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Nassau Coundy families who need food,
shelter and basic necessities.
For information, call: 904.261.7000

i 201 Help Wanted I
excellent communication skills, a
commitment to high quality patient
care, and superior organizational skills
Our Comprehensive Dental practice Is
looking for someone who Is experienc-
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503 Pets/Supplies
neutered male, 9 months old, black &
tan. $600, Serious Inquiries only. Call

601 Garge Sapies
Multiple Unitsllli FRIDAY 31ST, 1PM-
Furniture, antiques, jewelry, sporting
goods, tools, art, crystal, motorcycle
equipment, too much to lstIii,AAAA
STORAGE next to STAPLES 8th street
in Fernandlna,

WAREHOUSE SALE 40 to 70% off
everything. Art, lamps, breakfast
tables, etegeres, 9 console & hall
tables, 3 screens, 5 side tables,
decorative Items, sconces, pillows, gas
dryer. Also, 20% off at Front & Centre
Store In front of Brett's at the Marina.
Thurs. 8/30 thru Sun. 9/2, 10am-Spm,
4th & Ash downtown. (904)277-2660

MOVING SALE 2406 Los Robles at
City Golf Course. Sat. 9/1, 9am-lpm.
Kid's clothes, furniture (dining table,
TV stand, bedroom, desks, many
household Items. Rain or shine.
Everything goes

HUGE SALE Household full, fum.,
clothes, antiques, collectibles, Thurs.
9/6, 4-7pm, Fril. 9/7, 9am-4pm, Sat. 9/8
9am-12. 95501 Sonoma, Woodbridge
Sub. Behind Nassau Club Apts. Call
ahead for more Info 535-9848.

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

WICKER (Ught Green) $50 Items:
Love seat; desk/chair; chest; bar. $25
KING comforter set $100. By
Appointment: 261-9390

& Fitch, Hollister, Rock n' Republic,
American Eagle, etc. Can see & try on.
In woodbridge. Call (904)535-9848

white, free standing, self cleaning
oven, digital display, clean, good
condition. $200. Call (904)261-6494.

SE3DOR CITIZENS now nUUcrid to
statewide program for free easy-to-use
mobile phone wth emergency medical
alert feature, large button/display, no
confusing features. (800)416-0559. ANF

852 Mobil Homes 859 Homes-Furnished 861 Vacation Rintails

SEARS HE3 DRYER with pofestBal, R/2A afl Aublewlde J N 3BR/2BA SUMMER BEACH HOME OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
SROnS dewhite. $250. C Sh onl /D, glbagr s8 C&A now kitchen with 1-car garage. No smoking. Call (904)261-406, CH Lassrre
(904)P83-3084r & dining area. $800/mo, '+$500 dep, $1850/mo CallC(301)990-8264. Realtor, for special rates,
4- electric bill. 277-3819

FOR SALE 2005 Kenmore side-by-
side refrigerator w/Ice & -water
dispenser, $300. Frigidaire 'glass top
stove,'$75. Call (904)583-3155.

Ave uveOE $ouu when you switcn to
DISH, Promotional prices start at'
$19.99/mo. Call today & ask about Next
Day Installation. (800)296-5653. ANF

AUCTION The Fly Fisherman, 1114
'S. Washington Ave., Titusville, FL.
World renowned store closing,
Liquidation 9/8-9/14. Auction 9/15.
Visit website for photos & details. No
Buyers Premium. Building for lease or
sale. www.soldfor.com. AB#9 Cliff
Shuler AU#14. Auctioneers &
Liquidators, Inc. SS Real Estate
Auctioneers. ANF

2007 48R/2BA- on 1 acre. Move In
condition. Owner financing. Call

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

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

ARMOIRE Single center door with 97119 DIAMOND ST. 3/2 DWMH.
mirror. Bottom drawer, removable Comer lot, fenced back. $950/mo. Nick
shelves. $1,800. (904)321-6737 Deonas Realty, (904)277-0006.

Eastwoo Oaks

0904) 845-2922 .
37149 Cody Clrdele HiHiard
Nlon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 ,-
Sa. /Sun. by AppL '.

Enjoy the glorious view of the sunrise over the
Atlantic Ocean from your own private deck; 3
bedrooms 3 bath with, tile floor, new WInDoot
doors and windows, upgraded plumbing,
beautllfully furnished, This wonderful ocean-
front dondo Is a, perfect getaway, or perfect
. Income producing property,
$691,000 ML8#68076

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Builder's home 3 BR, 2 BA plus beau-
tiful cottage which could be used as
office, parent or guest area. Cottage Is
fully equipped and roomy. Properly is
fenced and In a good location close to
USI. New metal roof on both home
anrid cottage, new AC, new laminate
floors. Move right Inl
$. 19,900 mOla#8817

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RV to live on a campground for .425/
mo, All utilities Included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.
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Surf & Racquet. $1,500/mo. Call (904)
277-4284 or 583-8733.
AT BEACH iBR, Incl. utils, Long
term. Starting $185/w)<, $795/mo +
dep. Also N. 14th apt. & 3/2 mobile In
park. Avail now. For details 261-5034.
3BR/2BA APARTMENT available In
great downtown location. Semi-ftumIsh-ed,
office, WIFI and utilities included. Adjacent
to the Hampton Inn and Suites, 19 South
2nd St., Femandina Beach, Lease and
references reoulred. $1600/month.

FRuN. ALMlC 3O1/21A condo
w/garage. Gated community near schools
& shopping. Fully equipped kitchen, W/D.
$1100/mo. Call (904) 507-9162
Lakes. $900/mo. Fresh paint, new
appliances, washer/dryer, pool/gym,
tennis court. Call (904)415-1165

the ocean from your 21 31/213A fully
restored & furnished home. Must be
seen to be appreciated. Call 261-
6227 to schedule an appointment,

860 Homes-Unfurnished
'-r pig lot insin i l..n.J k r-, pri.. 3cm
Includes yard service. $1400/mo. Call
Greg at 556-2573.
ON ISLAND 4BR/3BA, 280Q Sf split
plan with pool. One block tq beach.
Available now with 12 month or longer
lease. Includes pool & lawn service,
'$1975/mo, (904)556-2929.
FQR SALE $149,900 / FOR RENT
$750/MO. Large 2BR/1BA, Florida
room, on 1 acre w/tidal creek & marsh,
In Yulee. (912)729-3029
NICE 3BR/2BA HOUSE on large lot
off Island, $950/mo. Call Greg (904).

2-story 4BR/2.58A home off Island.
Lease or lease purchase considered.
$1250/mo. Call Greg at 556-2573.
4BR/2BA $1250/mo,, + deposit.
Service animals only. Hickory Village.
Call (904)415-6922 or (904)491-1560
FOR RENT 3BR/28A at Flora Parcke
$1300/mo. Call Linda (321)231-3888.

Island. 31R/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.

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

Office Space All utilities CAM, & tax
Included, 2 rooms, 370sf $695, Call

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

Suite/Apt. Hardwood floors, brick
exposures, new windows,
reception area and more, (3)
Offices, (2) Bathrooms. Must seeal
$1250/ mo. (904)26L-9556

2009 SUZUKI GSXR-750CC Burnt
orange/black w/helmet. Less than 500
miles. Kept In storage. You will not find
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* 3200 S. Fletcher Avenue, Unit D-1 (Ocean Dunes
Condominiums) 1210sf 2BR/2BA, Nicely fur-
nished condo right on the Beach. Ground.floor unit
with fantastic view of the Atlantic. Dining in
living/great room, fireplace in family room, carpet
flooring and community pool. Available Now!
*1371 Mission San Carlos (Plantation Point
Subdivision) 2100sf 4BR/2BA Fully furnished,
kitchen pantry, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, covered
,- ati','d(-ck, mini ilindl.s and wooden shut tlers, carpet
& ceramic tile and 2-car garage. Washer/Dryer, lawn
care and pest control included in rent. (Service-Dogs
Only) $1695 Available now through November
30th only!
*95023 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas)
2500+sf- Fully Furnished 3BR/4BA, 3 Story
Townhouse, 100 yards to the Ocean, ceramic tile in
living areas, carpeted bedrooms and stairs. Roof top
patio with ocean views. Washer and Dryer included.
Available September 1st. $2100
*984 Chad Street (Chadwick Estates) 1300sf -
3BR/2BA Townhouse with bright airy floor plan;
Upstairs loft to use as option for study. Two Master
baths, breakfast room and breakfast bar/nook, carpet
flooring and vaulted ceilings. Washer/dryer included.
One-car garage. Available September 1st $1075

*18 Harrison Creek (Amelia Island Plantation)
11,000sf 5BR/6BA Gorgeous home on The
Planation. Home has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, plus 2
half baths and 4-car garage. Pool, outdoor fireplace,
patio living- area, boat dock with lift. Professional
kitchen, granite countertops, oversized laundrydown-
stairs, plus second laundry- room on second floor.
Master bedroom on main level. Three bedroom suites,
plus ree room and itudy on second floor. Private in-
law suite great for guests. $8000
*86004 Cathedral Lane (Lofton. Oaks
Subdivision) 1483sf 3BR/2BA, Beautiful partially
fenced lot qnd open floor plan. New carpet, linoleum
and interior paint. Ten minutes from Amelia Island
and convenient toJacksonville International Airport.
Fireplace in family room and 2-car garage. $1400
*2705 Dolphin Avenue, Unit #2-A (Ocean View
Villas Condominiums) 2535sf -, 3BR/3.5BA,
Condo on second floor with spacious and open floor
plan, steps away from Main Beach. Master bath with
separate shower and tub and double sinks. Ceramic
tile in living areas and carpet in bedrooms. Covered
patio/deck with views of the ocean. Available
September 1st. $1995
* 608 Ocean Club Court (Ocean Club Villas South)
3254sf 4BR/4.5BA, Ocean front Condo on the
Plantation with guard-gated community. Full Master
bath, kitchen island, dining in living/great room,
ceramic tile, fireplace and community pool. $8000

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'3423 S, Fletcher Avenue-2BR/I 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. lst. $950,/mo
S76129 Long Pond Loop 3BR/2BA 1723
sq.ft. $1,200 plus utilities
*2BR/I BA furnished- 1801 S.FletcherAve,
$1,650/mo. Includes most utilities, water,
sewer, garbage, cab)e and Internet,
Available late August.
2BR/IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher,
Across the street from the beach,All until,
wi.fI,TV & phone..
* 3BR/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$1850/wk plus taxes & cleaning fee.
* AIA/SR 200 Next to Fastenal.& Peacock
Electric 850 sq.ft. Great for showroom
or office space, 1,350 a month + tax and
* 3032 S. 8th Street, 850 sq. ft. office/retail
space +18,00 sq. ft. fenced outdoor are
$2,500+ tax and uilites,
*Amelia Park Unit B small office (2
rooms) with bath, 576sq.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.
*Amefia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) 910
approx. sq.ft, 3 ofces, reception area,
kitchen and-bathroom, $450/mo. + util-
S839 S.8th St.adjacent to Huddle House,
1,800 sqt, $1700/mo. lease + tax. Sale
also considered.

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