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FRIDAY, SE PTEMBER 2012/22 PAGEs 2 SECTIONS /bnewsleadercom

Luigi Bresciani, left, and Ed Greene pose with some of Bresdani's finished works woodcarvigs and
whittlings of red bay branches. Below, an array of pens Greene has fashioned over the years.




N' s Leader
I tall starl.il with a tiek:..
That's how 73-year-old
woodworker Luigi Bresciani
says he got the idea to launch
the Yulee Arts and Crafts Fair,
which opens Sunday. The former
accountant says it was his need for
activity, his search for a hobby, his
unwillingness to languish on the
couch like so many others his age
that led him to help found the event.
Co-founder and retiree'Ed
Greene tells a similar story.
After arthritis sapped him of the
ability to play golf, Greene, 68,
needed an activity to fill the void left
behind. Instead of dwelling bn what
he could no longer do, he resolved
to spend his newly found free time
fashioning pens out of unusual
"It's easy to give up," said
Greene, who acknowledged that
time will also eventually rob the pair
of their latest pursuits. But with all
the talented folk living in
Fernandina Beach and Yulee, what
was missing from the picture was'
an outlet for those talents, Greene
"The less you demand from
yourself, the less capable you
become," said Bresciani.
So, Greene, Bresciani and Joe
Johnson of Joe's Produce met and
decided to form an event to attract
and harness Nassau County's tal-
ent. That was four weeks ago.
With the fair's launch days away,
its founders are content to draw a
crowd and let word-of-mouth do the
rest. They know it won't be an
instant hit, but they hope it will gar-
ner more interest over time. Like
their crafts, the fair remains a work
in pro'grc-..
"We've put the word out," said
Greene. "It's an opportunity for
ga rig,- artists and craftsmen to
show their stuff for free."
Greene, a frequent visitor to
craft shows in the Jacksonville area,
said his decision to help create one
locally came about naturally. "I've
gt a;bu I :'7,000 worth of pens

The Ars & Crifts Fair at Deer Walk Plaza on SR 200 betweenYulee
andAmells sland will be held Sunday from 1-5 p.m., and the second
Sunday of ealh month from 1-5 p.m. Contact Joe Johnson at (904) 432-
8551 for more information.
Only Original.arts and crafts are permitted. No flea market or picker
market vendors will be allowed.
The location is a parking lot, so items must be tied or weighted, not
staked. There are no electrical outlets, no water and no change banks.
Large trailers, motor homes and large vehicles must park In an adjacent
.. Vendors are responsible for collecting and reporting all sales taxes.
They must be ready to sell by 1 p.m., stay until 5 p.m. and clean up their
area. Vendors are allowed two spaces in the parking lot one for their
wares and one to park, or use both for your wares and park'nearby.
No fees will be assessed to vendors at this time.

lying around and my wife
said, 'Get off your butt and go
sell them!'" .
The pens, which Greene makes
from scratch, are constructed from
a wide variety of materials including
wood, acrylic, glass fiber, black car-
bon fiber, corncob, deer antlers,
gunmetal aridcomputer circuit
"I love making a pen out of
something that I know nobody else
has tried working with," said
Greene, who added that some mate-
rials, like acrylic, are much more
difficult to manipulate than others.
"You're trying to cut something
that's not meant to be cut."
On average, he spends about
two hours making a pen, but
Greene says it's tough to say exact-
ly how long he spends on each one
because he makes them in batches
- in part, he adds, to reduce the
number of times he spends sctrp-
ing Crazy Glue from his fingertips.
Greene acknowledged that as
society moves toward digital fron-
tiers, the market for pens, even nov-
elty ones, has shifted and not for the
"A pen is not used like it was 20
years ago," he said. "My grandchil-

dren can't write, but they can use
the keyboard."
For Bresciani, the craft is less
technical and more artistic, Greene
says. While pens can be produced
in batches, each of the branches his
friend shapes and whittles is an
original work.
Unlike Greene, Bresciani says
he spends considerable time, some*
times an entire day, at work on a
single branch. "Polishing with the
knife, I play for hours and hours
and see what comes together," he
Bresciani works with branches
of red bay, a tree once prevalent in
the area that has since succumbed
to blight. He came across the wood
while searching for a walking stick
in the woods behind his home.
During that search, Bresciani
says, he stumbled across a grove of
brown trees, hunched over and wilt-
ed. It was a graveyard of red bay, -
"such an artful, beautiful wood,
overlooked and fading away," he
After hacking off several limbs
with a handsaw, he began whittling
individual branches into walking
SFAIR Continued on 3A

New farmers market

in city on Saturday
ANGELA DAUGHTRY iveTuesday when asked if they would
News-Leader allow afarmers' market on the water-
A new farmers market will open City Manager Joe Gerrity said he
downtown Saturday, replacing the had received requests for permits to
Fernandina Farmers Market that relo- continue the market that had operated
cated last week to the Shops of Omni each Saturday on North Seventh Street
Amelia Island Plantation. before it abruptly announ-
Elizabeth Harrelson-Lee ced last week that it was
said she and her husband VOlceofthe relocating to the Plantation
were planning to open a mar- Pepnli.A and rebranding itself the
ketplace on 14th Street in Amelia Farmers Market.
November, but they have Resident Lynn Williams
vendors who have agreed to be at the said the Fernandina Farmers Market
market at North Seventh and Centre had been successful, and that many
streets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. boaters as well as residents would like
Lee said she hopes to attract more to see a market on the waterfront He
vendors to the market in coming weeks said the Florida Inland Navigation
and to eventually relocate it on the District could have grants to fund such
Amelia River waterfront
City commissioners were support- MARKET Contined on 3A

City commission:

3 steos 'Forward'

nd 2 steps
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With Tuesday's meeting marked
by indecision and personal attacks,
City Manager Joe Gerrity voiced his
disappointment in city commissioners
during the difficult budget process that
will finally come to a close this month.
During the first reading of an ordi-
nance to increase the electrical fran-
isIue i-:e, commissioners onct again
argued about the merilr of Ihe pliin
and ended up voting twice on the res .
In the end, they approved an
increase from 5.05 to 6 percent, but
not before voting the ordinance down,
moving to reconsider it and then
approving it.
Commissioner Charles Corbett
again asked for the return of the,$1.8
million loan approved last year for the
, first phase of the Forward Fernandina
strategic plan, which was not put to
voter approval.
During the franchise fee discus-
sion, Gerrity explained it was one of the
"most important parts of the budget,"
to keep a contingency fund.
"The misnomer I keep hearing is
that Forward Fernandina projects are
the reason for the franchise fee,"
Commissioner Tim Poynter said. "A
very small portion is going to Forward
Mayor Arlene Filkoff noted that "a
franchise fee in general is not the same
as a millage ... it's something we're
allowed to charge to use our right-of-
way.... It is now to a minimal increase."
"Everyone who rents ... gets to con-
tribute to the dollars that are being
collected," Poynter said. "If you have a
meter in your name you'll be paying the
franchise fee."
"The poorest people in town are
helping pay," Corbett said. "I don't
agree with that. They can least afford
to pay."
After Commissioner Sarah Pelican,
Poynter and Corbett voted "no" to the
franchise fee increase, Gerrity said it
would put the budget "between a rock
and a hard place." Poynter then moved
to reconsider and the increase was
finally approved 3-2, with Pelican and




Corbett dissenting.
Gerrity scolded commissioners
after the vote, telling them, "When
you're not going to vote for something,
you need to let us know."
"I can't read minds," Gerrity said.
That's what budget workshops are
for. ... It's your job to direct us. We
need to know you're not in favor of
that and what to do to go forward. ...
You're all intelligent people, you need
to bring suggestions to the table."
Sparks flew again later when
Corbett made another motion to have
the Forward Fernandina loan paid
back. But Poynter was prepared this
time, with a PowerPoint presentation
showing how many millions of dollars
commissioners had approved to
finance city projects since 1996 -
*including a $37 million utility bond
approved in 2003, when Gerrity was
on the commission.
'This is not a statement that anyone
did anything wrong," Poynter said.
"(Commissioners are) supposed to do
all the homework and heavy lifting and
make all the right decisions. Interest
rates aren'tgoing to get any lower... we
even ended up refinancing previous
projects to save money."
Poynter also showed photographs
of railroad crossings downtown, the
crumbling railroad depot and the
Alachua Street crossing.
"Alachua Street,is one block from
Centre Street," Poynter said. "It has
busted-up blacktop. We're good with
this? We've borrowed money to do the
projects, let's do the projects.... If now
is not the time, then when is the time?
We shouldn't be giving money back, we
should be moving forward and getting
CITY Continued on 3A

'The poorestpeople in town are helping pay.
Don't agree with that. They can
least afford to pay.

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FRIDAY, SI:I':M iR 7,2012 NEWS News leaderr

Naomi Gene Lund C:
Naomi Gene Lund Craig,
87, a former pediatrician and
an active community member
of Fernandina Beach,Florida,
passed away Saturday,
September 1, 2012, at her
Born in Lundville,
Montana, as the third of seven
children, she attended Saint
Olaf's College in Minnesota,
and graduated from the
University of Minnesota's med-
ical school. She was one of the
first women doctors in the U.S.
Navy, serving in Oakland,
California, during the Korean
War. She also worked at the
Shriners Hospital for Children
in Honolulu, Hawaii, and prac-
ticed medicine in Wolf Point,
Montana, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, and Decatur,
She and her late husband,
Dr. Robert L Craig, moved to
Fernandina Beach in 1970.
Known to her patients as Dr.
Lund, she directed the Nassau
County Health Department for
10 years. She was involved in

Juanita Walker.
Juanita (Nita) Walker, 86,
of Jesup, GA, passed away
Aug. 31st, 2012.
She was preceded in death
by her husband of 63 years,
James Franklin (Frank)
Walker, Sr.
She is survived by Venetia
Walker Croy (Martin) of
Tallahassee, FL, Ronald T.
Walker (lane) ofYulee, FLand
James E Walker, Jr. (Pat) of
San Diego, CA. She had 7

the local garden club, regu-
larly worked the polls on elec-
tion days, and volunteered at
the Barnabas Center.
Survivors include: daugh-
ters Tracy Craig of Yulee, FI,;
Kiri Simning of Bend, OR; and
Jeneva Craig of Washington,
DC; son Daniel Craig of Fort
Myers, FL; stepson Robert
Craig Jr.of Costa Rica; sisters
Mary Lou VanGalder of
Lafayette, CA, and Ruth
Stedtfeld of Great Falls, MT;
and brother Bruce Lund of
Stewartville, MN. She was the
proud grandmother of eleven
A memorial service cele-
brating her life will be held on
Saturday, September 29, at 1
pm in the Burgess Chapel of
Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Barnabas
Center or the Nassau Humane
Society of Fernandina Beach,
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

grandchildren and 12 great-
She will be buried in the
Veterans Memorial Cemetery
in Jacksonville, FL with her
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Covenant
Hospice, 1545 Raymond Diehl
Rd., Suite 150, Tallahassee, FL
Culleys FunerallHome

Mr. Roger L Sanford, age 68, of Fernandina Beach died
on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2012.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Mr. Richard J. "Dick" Walsh, age 75, of Fernandina
Beach died on Sunday, Sept 2, 2012.
Oxley-HeardFuneral Directors


The Yulee Optimist Club
meets Tuesdays at noon at
Murray's Grille on A1A in
Yulee. Call 753-0091.
The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club meets
Wednesday from noon-1
p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club.
Call Bernice Kelley at
261-7923 or Barb Kent at
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach meets

Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-
1 p.m. at the Florida House
Inn on South Third Street.
Sept 12 will feature Vicki
Coppen, RN, of the Poison
Center of Jacksonville, on
poison prevention and con-
trol. Call Melanie Ferreira at

The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise meets
Friday from 7:30-8:30 am.
at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club on Bill Melton
Road. Contact President
Christal Fish at clfish@bar-
mjlaw.com or visit www.


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Debris fills the streets near the harbor in downtown Fernandina Beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Dora, a catego-
ry 2 hurricane, which made landfall on September 10, 1964 at 12:20 a.m., 6 miles north of St. Augustine with sus-
tained winds between 115 and 125 mph. These photos from the collection of Jane Philips of Amelia Island illustrate
how boats were toppled and docks destroyed by the Category 2 storm that caused an estimated $10 million damage
in Nassau County. The News-Leader, 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach, welcomes Looking Back submissions. They also
may be mailed to Sian Perry,.sperry @flnwsklader.com. o

Eat well even in a hurricane

Florida Department of llealth

If you're an experienced Floridian,
you may already know that hurricane
season means stocking up on foods for
potential emergencies including foods
that require no electricity to store or eat,
foods requiring little to no preparation,
foods that do not spoil and foods that still.
taste good enough to eat'during times of
In addition to storage and preparation,
restrictions, food during a hurricane can
also pose quantity challenges. A power '
outage, for example, can stir unwanted.
boredom and lead to snacking on pack-
aged foods with distant expiration dates.
SDespite common misconceptions,
packaged foods filled with preservatives.
are not the only items available when
preparing for hurricanes and other emer-
gencies. There are plenty of other items
that will not only curb your hunger dur-
ing unexpected circumstances, but behe-
fit your health as welL
During hurricane season, don't let bad
habits affect your eating habits! Consider
including foods in your family's prepared-
ness kit that are not only nutritious, but
appetite-sustaining as welL Calm your
appetite's storm and control your levels
of consumption during times when food

may be limited with
goA these healthy snack
alternatives (or
... options):
Brown rice -
provides a good
source of fiber and B
Oranges- surrounded by such a
thick skin that even if the power goes out,
they will be fresh for longer than other
fruits like strawberries.
Nuts will keep you full for a longer
period of time.
*0 Oatmeal can be made without a
microwave! Boil some water with a gas
Beans a healthy addition to any
meal, but when the power goes out, can
add a nice change from other room tem-
perature foods.
Dried fruit high energy snacks
that can replace unhealthy sweets.
Granola provides a great source of
whole grains and can be sweet and filling
for many hours.
Canned tuna canned tuna is
healthy option for mostpeople during a
disaster. Eat up to 6 ounces of albacore
tuna per week or up to 12 ounces of
canned light tuna per week
Crackers and peanut butter- can


Legion dinner
'The American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 54 will serve
meatloaf, mashed potatoes.
vegetable, rolls and dessert
for an $8 donation on Sept. 8
from 5-7 p.m. The public is
invited to get to-go plates or
eat in the smoke-free meeting
hall at the Post, located at 626
S. Third St. All proceeds go
back into programs sponsored
by the auxiliary.
The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agehcy
(NFCAA) and community


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ing. When notified promptly, the part of the advertisement In which the typographical error appears will be reprinted. All adver-
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Mail in Nassau County ............. .. $39.00
Mail out of Nassau County ........... .. .. $65,00

Community News: '
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12p.m.

Church Notes:
Monday,.5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.

C]NI ...n.iiy

Classlfled Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.' Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m. Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Legal Notices; Friday, noon N/A
Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m. Tuesday, 3 p.m.
* Monday holidays the Classlfeld deadline wll be Friday at 5 p.m.

partners invite you to observe
September 1 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 MLK Jr.
Recreation Center, 1200 Elm
St., Fernandina Beach.
Learn how to prepare for
disasters like hurricanes and
floods. Gel free health screen-
ings. Exercise,with the recre-
ation ceriter staff- participate
in a yoga or Zumba demon-
stration. llhe playground will
be open. Learn how to make
low-cost, healthy meals. It's all
free. For event information
call 261-0801 or visit
Gators club
All football fans are invited
to join the Nassau County
Gator Club at Beef O' Brady's
on South 14th Streef Sept. 8 to
view the inaugural SEC game
between the Florida Gators
and the Texas A&M Aggies.
Aggies also welcome.
Admission is free. The game
is scheduled for kick-off at 3
p.m. and will end around 7
p.m. Watch local listings for

provide sweetness, good fat and protein,
in small quantities, and help avoid
overindulgence of sweets.
Stove-top popcorn can be a fun
food to cook when bored and a healthy
snack to eat.
Each.option listed can help
eliminate unnecessary junk food and
snacking associated with hurricane
down-time. Remember to purchase these
foods and keep them separate from your
regular food as you prepare for a hurri-
In the event of a hurricane and power
outage, remember these steps:
1. Eat your fresh food first This
includes any bread, fruits or vegetables
and food from the refrigerator while it's
still 2. Next, eat your frozen food.
3. Finally, eat your emergency food
and any canned foods you have stored.
Don't forget to buy special foods for
I infants/children and pets. Stay safe this
hurricane season, and be healthy
For more information about family
emergency kits, create your own Family
Preparedness Guide and watch Florida
Department of Health's "Make it Yours,
Just Make it" public service announce-

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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
contact Connie Braithwaite at
(90A) 759-0745. Visit winwin-
Women meet
The next WOAMTEC
(Women on a Mission to Earn
a Commission) lunch is 11:30
a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club,
2800 Bill Melton Road. Cost is
$15 and includes lunch.
WOAMTEC offers business-
building opportunities where
women can focus on keeping
their priorities in order of
faith, family and finance with-
out feeling guilty about it. For
information contact Lsa
Buben at (734) 341-5507 or

time changes. Drop by any-
time to enjoy food and bever-
ages and root for your team.
Pink Ribbon Ladies
The Pink Ribbon Ladies, a
support group in Nassau,
County for survivors of breast
and other female cancers, will
hold its monthly meeting on
Sept 10 at 6 p.m. in the
Conference Room at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau. This
meeting will be an open forum
for discussion and questions
that members and guests may
have. For information contact
Joyce Karsko at 261-2976.
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
women by filling the gap
between homelessness and

LOK BSpanish classes
SLOO ING BACK La Tierra Prometida
Church, 416 Alachua St.,
S' Fernandina Beach, will offer
50 Superintendent of Public Instruction John free Spanish classes starting
S Weisner said the county's schools faced a shortage Sept. 13 from 7-9 p.m. All are
of classrooms, teachers and equipment for the welcome.
YEARS 4,918 students starting the new school year. F d dri
........................September 6, 1962 FOOd drive



Tlhe county commission annc
fees for municipalities to use the
Ladllfill, due to stringent new m,
imposed by the state.

The Fernandina Beach Fire I
announced it would hold a comr
to mark the one-year anniversau

nced new piping Stein Mart is teaming up
SNassau County iwith RAIN Humane Society
management rules for a pet food drive. Bring a
":donation of dog or cat food to
September 10, 1987 he Stein Mart on Sadler Road
in.Fernandina Beach and
Department receive a coupon for 20 per-
nemorative service cent off any one item. The
y of September 11. drive will take place Sept. 13-
September 6, 2002, 15 and shoppers may use their
coupon during the event.

Sclrapbookers, crafters and
teachers are invited to enjoy a
scrapbooldking/crafts day at
Yuled Middle School on Sept.
ILVIN USIRY 15 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. All pro-
thority ceeds will go to the Yulee
vA .comMiddle School Band. Fee is
economic suce," $20 for the day and will
include lunch, dinner, dessert
ELVIN and drinks. Tables and chairs
R Y will be provided, bring your
. Y scrapbooling/crafling items.
mr, n. There will be a set-up for crir
cuts and a beginner's class on
how to use the cricut. Teach-
ers.are welcome to attend the
cricut class only free of
charge. To register contact
scaliwag4 @yahoo.com.



NOTICE IS.HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing is scheduled for
Tuesday, September 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM in the City Commission
Chambers, 204 Ash Street Fernandina Beach, Florida to consider
the following application:
Interested parties may appear at said hearing and be heard as to
the advisability of any action, which may be considered. Any per-
sons with disabilities requiring accommodations In order to par-
ticipate in this program or activity should contact 277-7305, TTY
277-7399, (TTY number for all City offices) or through the Florida
Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 at least 24 hours in advance to
request such accommodation.
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an operation and that marina staff should be available
to help set up and take clown the booths.
Resident Warren Buchanan said a new market
could be better than the former one and that he has
always enjoyed outdoor street markets in his travels.
He said the new market could be more diverse and offer
more local products.
"I hope the commissioners listen to everyone who
is interested," Buchanan said.
Joseph and Elizabeth Harrelson-Lee were granted
a land Development Code text amendment at the
commission meeting Aug. 21, allowing them to sell
local produce and consumable products at Amelia
Island Marketplace at South 14th and Lime streets.
"We already have an idea for a riverside arts mar-
ket," Harrelson-Lee said. "We applied for a special
events permit. We could get something together right
now and get vendors out there and keep it going.... It's
an amazing idea to go down by the river. It could be like
a French marketplace." She said the market also could
feature a booth showcasing a local business each week.
oIcal resident Jeff Malone, who also applied for
special eventspermits for the farmers market, also
agreed during the meeting to work on establishing

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this stuff done."
"We just can't afford it,"
Corbett said. He also asked
Poynter if the improvements to
the Alachua crossing would
help his restaurants on North
Second Street.
"You think this is just for
Tim Poynter?" asked Poynter.
"Well, I don't know," Corbett
said. "We've still got 13 more
years to pay for this. We need to
put this off and come back
"You had this presentation
(about borrowing money)
ready, but earlier voted against
the franchise fee," Pelican said
to Poynter.
"We borrowed this money,"
Poynter said. "It's sitting in a
bank ... the franchise fee is
going beyond this. I've been
consistent. When asked for
comments, (Pelican and
Corbett) said nothing all along."

and organizing the new market at the riverfront.
T'lhe city has granted a temporary special events per-
mit each weekend until a permanent franchise agree-
ment is signed. According to Gerrity, the special events
permit costs $40.
Malone said he had experience establishing farm-
ers' markets in the Southeast.
"I think the riverfront is a great idea," he said. "The
best sunset in the world is right here." Malone has also
worked with the Amelia Island Blues Festival and said
he is accustomed to dealing with vendors and musi-
Commissioner Charles Corbett asked Malone and
the Harrelson-Lecs if they would be willing to work
together on the project. "One problem on Seventh
Street was (here was no room for more vendors,"
Corbett said. "Hopefully you can get together with a
Gerrity said he would like to eventually move toward
a new franchise agreement for the downtown street
market. He added the former market's agreement had
some restrictions preventing it from competing with
downtown businesses.
According to an e-mail from Gerrity, the Fernandina
Farmers Market had been issued an outdoor event
permit and City Attorney Tammi Bach was working'

Final hearing
Femandina Beach Commissioners will hold the final pub-
lic hearing on the 2012-13 budget at 5:05 p.m. on Tuesday,
Sept. 18 in City Hall, 204 Ash St.
The commission will set the final property tax rate and'
operating budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

S"I don't think anyone expect-
ed this recession to be so deep
and so long," Gerritysaid. "I
don't have a problem borrowing
money but ... it was a very dif-
'ferent time (back then) than it
is now."
"I have gone through previ-
ous years' workshops to look
at projects that weren't done,"
Pelican said. "'hey could have
been done in the past (when
the city had money). All of a
sudden Commissioner Corbett
and I are the bad guys because
we're saying it's not the right
.time to borrow money."
"My point is very simple, are
we going to move forward with

this or not?" Poynter said. "It's
coming up,every meeting."
"I enjoy having you vote for
(the Forward Fernandina loan)
because you're coming up for
election," Corbett told Poynter,
who seeks reelection in
"We have had six budget
workshops," said Finance
Director Patti Clifford in exas-
peration. "This is part of the
next fiscal year's budget ... to
be debating this now is very
In the end, Pelican and
Corbett voted to givethe loan
*back but were voted down by
the other three commissioners.

with organizer Jan Smith on a franchise agreement.
The event permit paperwork included a letter from
Smith stating the market would sell only produce, pre-
pared foods, plants, herbs and natural-based products,
' The city received no compensation for the operation of
the market, but Smith was required to have an insur-
ance policy.
"What I don't want is a flea market," Vice Mayor
Jeffrey Bunch said at the meeting. "I'm OK with a
farmers' market."
"I would have a sense of urgency about (establish-
ing a new market)," Gerrity said. "If you have a restau-
rant and close it, people will forget about it. If the Lees
are ready, we're ready to roll."
Commissioner Tim Poynter said he wanted to give
everyone who applied for a permit the chance to bring
in a market.
Corbett suggested the city issue a special events pe'-
mit temporarily until a final decision is made on a per-
manent organizer.
The Fernandina Farmers Market began in 2002 in
Central Park and moved to North Seventh Street in
2006. Open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., it featured
folk musicians and vendors of local produce, herbs,
plants, food and other specialty goods.

"I hope the Forward
Fernandina money doesn't
come up again," said. Vice
Mayor Jeffrey Bunch, "but I'm
sure it will." He noted there are
many city buildings and streets
with serious maintenance
issues. "At least I want to do
something that's right," he said.
"We shouldn't think about get-
ting reelected, we should think
about doing what's right."
"There's not a whole lot
more to say," Poynter said. "We
need.to get moving in a posi-


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tive direction. Those photos we
saw were real ... we were
pleased to get what little we got
in the pipeline."

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sticks. But Bresciani
scrapped any notion of fash-
ioning them into walking
sticks, he says, after a
chance encounter with a
Jacksonville art dealer, who
bought several of them for
their decorative value.
"Forget the stick," he
says with a chuckle.
"There's a decorative value
to it."
Instead of working
with lone branches, he
binds pairs and bunches
of them together in
order to create hanging and
standing wooden sculp-
tures. Or, as Greene refers
to them; original works of
Like the branches he
whittles and reshapes,
Bresciani said he hopes,
artistic residents are willing
to hone and repurpose their
talents to engage their com-
The talent is there," he
said. "And now, so is the


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Working for a better Nassau Tomorrow

I want to thank the News-
Leader for carrying its
recent stories on econom-
ic development and our
Nassau Tomorrow initiative.
Most people know very little
about'economic development
- why it's important to a com-
munity, and'how thejob gets
Half of Nassau County's
labor force has to commute to
jobs outside the county every
workday. They live here, but
work elsewhere. That jobs-to-
housing imbalance makes
Nassau critically dependent
upon residential ad valorem
taxes and is unsustainable
because, at most price points,

more in gov-.
services than
it returns in
tax base. An
Riek unhappy
S result is that
we can't keep
up with the demand for criti-
cal services like public safety,
schools and roads.
On the other hand, job-cre-
ating commercial and indus-
trial development returns con-
siderably more in taxes than
it consumes in government,
services. Our economy


- - - - - -

becomes stronger and more
diverse, and our taxes stay
But the essence of what
we do in economic develop-
ment often stays "under the
radar screen" in order'to pro-
tect the sensitive private busi-
ness interests of the compa-
nies with whom we work. It's
kind of like that fleet of Ohio-
class submarines based at
Kings Bay. We never know
where they are, but we're
glad they're there, doing the
jobs they were designed to
In the Aig. 31 edition of
the newspaper, your lead
story was "County adds.jobs
to lure jobs to Nassau." I used
the term "woefully under-
resourced" to describe
NCEDB. It might be helpful
to give that phrase some con-
Nassau County is a mem-
ber of the JAXUSA Regional
Partnership for Economic
Development, made up of
seven counties in Northeast.
Florida. Each county has its
own economic development
organization ("ED") some-
times a standalone organiza-
tion like NCEDB, sometimes
a part of a larger organization
like a chamber of commerce.
The city of Jacksonville
actually has two EDO's the
Jacksonville Chamber and the
old Jacksonville Economic
Development Commission

.(EI)C). Every year, the
Jacksonville Business Journal
ranks these eight EDO's by
the size of their operating
budgets. The 2012 "Book of
Lists" shows the JEDC at
number one on the list with a
budget of $6 million: The
JAXUSA Partnership's budget
is $2.6 million. Last on the list
is NCEDB, with a budget of
$210,000. Even rural Putnam
County beat NCEDB with a
budget of $225,000. We have
been stuck in eighth place for
the five years that I've been
with NCEDB.
Actually, the situation was
even worse five years ago,
when the Board of County
Commissioners was investing
only $75,000 per year in eco-
nomic development. It was
through the efforts of
Commissioner Barry
Holloway and his colleagues
on the board in 2008 that the
county's appropriation rose to
$125,000, but then had to be
trimmed by 10 percent as the
recession impacted county
revenues for fiscal year 2011.
Despite the harsh realities of
the economic recession, the
Nassau County Boai-d of
Commissioners could not
have been more supportive of
NCEDB's efforts over the
past five years.
And despite the challenges
of a tough economy, we have
been able to "put some scores
on the board" as

In the past fouryears the Nassau County
Economic Develqpment Board has had a
hand in generating nearly 1.100 new,
expanded or retained jobs in Nassau County.

Commissioner Holloway has
urged. In the past four years
(starting in 2009) NCEDB
has had a hand in generating
nearly 1,100'new, expanded or
retained jobs in Nassau
County. More than 455 new
jobs were created collectively
by Science First, ARI Green
Energy, the Villages at Amelia
and ALM Technologies, We.
worked closely with both the
former owners and the new
owners of the RockTerin
Fernandina Beach mill to
keep the mill open and retain
nearly 450 jobs there. Four
existing companies added or
plan to add nearly 200 new
jobs through expansions in
Nassau County: RDL
Logistics, Rosenblad Design
Group, the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation and
Caribbean Breeze.
Economic development is
by nature a very labor-inten-
sive business. We generate
and maintain data and infor-'
nation on the county and its
political subdivisions that is
crucial to site selection deci-
sion-makers. We maintain a
robust website on Nassau.

County that is available to the
world 24/7. We keep existing
businesses aware of trade
opportunities with potential
partners around the globe.
We execute business recov-
ery plans after emergencies
like tropical storms Beryl and
)ebby. We prepare cus-
tomized proposals for every
business prospect that makes
an inquiry of our office. We
attend trade shows, confer-
ences and other events to
help generate "top of mind
awareness" about Nassau
County and all that it has to
offer businesses.
The two new positions that
we are adding next year to
help us with our Nassau
Tomorrow initiative would
double NCEDB's staff But ,
the synergies that we can cre-
ate with this'new team will
truly mean that two plus two
is greater than four. I see a
bright future ahead for the
businesses, citizens and tax-
payers of Nassau County, and
I am humbled by the expres-
sion.of support that has come
from both'the public and pri-
vate sectors in response to
our Nassau Tomorrow cam-
Steve Rieck is executive
director of the Nassau County
Economic Development Board.


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From uoscale

Musings, opinions, observa-
tions, questions, and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Reach and more:
The Riiz-Carlton, Amelia
Island's award-wining Salt
restaurant won't have the
upscale dining crowd all to
itself any more beginning late
this October when Hoy(
House innkeepers Myrta
Defendini hnd Deborah Gold
unveil David's, a restaurant
and lounge that will take din-
ing out to a whole new level
for island residents and visi-
Housed in li lavishly reno-
vated red brick building at the
corner of Ash and South
Eighth streets, where the evil
phone company once resided,
the luxurious facility will fea-
lure a private dining-wine
room for up to 14 folks, a ban-
quet room for as many as 60
and a main dining room seat-
ing 160. Executive Chef
Robert Camp, a 20-year culi-
nary veteran, expects to daz-
zle diners with his menu
selections that I understand
will include items such as
Wagyu beef filet mignon sit-
ting on a bed of steamed
asparagus, topped with lump
crabmeat and b6arnaise
served with bacon potato
puffs, eye-popping ribeye and
bison along with seafood
selections including Dover
sole. Maine lobster, salmon
en croute and more, all
served with a.selection of
wines from around the globe.
The Hoyt House duo are
also scheduling private wine
tasting and a special $35
pride-fixed menu with choice
of appetizer, entree and
dessert on certain days as

well as items
table side
sudh as
salad, daily
specials and
dessert soulf-
fl6s made
DAVE'S fresh to
order. There
WORLD will be valet
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DavidN. to the venue
Scott live music
on the week-
ends. Reservations are sug-
gested and leave the tank
tops, flip flops and shorts at
home since casual business
attire is recommended.
This will be the place to go,
for those special occasions
such as anniversaries, mar-
riage proposals, to celebrate a
promotion, birthday, retire-
ment or impress that new girl-
friend. Watch this space for a
grand opening date, phone
number, etc.
And speaking of upscale,
congratulations are in order
for our Ritz-Carlton, whose
parent company bested all
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* *
More restaurant/bar
whack-a-mole: If he obtains
any more property along it,
we may nickname Fletcher
Avenue the Sheffield Strip, as
a most reliable source tells
me that the Surf will be taken
over within the next few
weeks by George Sheffield,
owner of the Palace Saloon,
Hammerhead, Sheffield's, the
Amelia River Golf Club, etc.,
and look for Gennaro's Italian
Restaurant to move into the
2707 Sadler Road space vacat-
ed by Murray's Grille a cou-
ple of months ago while still
maintaining its First Coast
Highway space. Oh, did you
know you don't have to be a
member to enjoy lunch at the
Amelia River Golf Club, and
when you do check out its
attractive new cherry wood
bar, which arrived a few
weeks ago along with the

to smoked mullet

facility's liquor license.
An addition to the Main
Beach Blues Festival Sept. 14-
16 is the installation of a pit
for p6lanque, a game so sim-
ple that you can compete,
drink a beer, make a sand-
wich, knit an Afghan and con-
centrale on the music simulta-
neously. Iook for ,
Belgian-born Master
P6tanquer Philippe Boots to
give you a thorough nanosec-
ond lesson. He'll be the happy
guy with a small metal ball in
*one hand, a glass of wide in
the other and directing you to
"toss zee ball like zis."
* *
And speaking of Main
Beach, a special shout out to
Sandy Bottoms' Nick Hartley
and restaurant manager
Russell McNair, who pro-
duced the first smoked mullet
I've had on the island in a
restaurant, and who tell me it
may become a regular item
this fall if the demand is
there. If future filets are as
good as the ones I had, the
demand will come. A cold
beer, a bottle of Texas Pete,
smoked mullet, beach music
and an ocean view; it doesn't
get better than this!
Hartley also announced
that starting tomorrow night
at 9 p.m. with blues

songstress Regi Blue's Band,
and every Saturday there-
after, live bands will be on
stage christening the new
dance floor including, in
order of appearance, the Karl
W. Davis Band; Beech Street
Blues Band with Dan Voll;
Hupps' Honey Badgers;
Rocco Blu Band; the Bush
Doctors; Regi Blue again; and
Touch of Grey with ladies get-
ting cheap drinks beginning
when he music starts. Hey
guys, if you want a discounted
beer or cocktail stop in on D)J
dance night Friday, Sept. 14,
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get half off on anything liquid
with one small catch -you
have to wear a,Sandy Bottoms
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"Well, it was different,"
said the African-American
lady beside me as we stirred
our respective diversions into
our caffeine-at the local coffee
shop. She was referring to
Gov. Mitt Romney's accept-
ance speech at the Republican
Convention. "How so?" I
asked. She thought Mitt's
rhetorical brush was broad,
lacking specifics. But, she
acknowledged, that may have
been purposeful; perhaps
specifics were for another
time and another speech.
"How did he come across
as a person?" I inquired. She
looked at me for a moment,
while continuing to let her
spoon cruise her coffee.
"Sincere," she said thought-
fully, "I thought he seemed
sincere. I do believe he's a
sincere man."
I was to hear that word
used to describe Mitt Romney


ey impresses as sincere,

several *- apple frequ
more the tree.
times over I traveled all over the country campaigning "iI was
Panera with Lenore Romney. Iwas inclined the mention
post-con- made by a
vention toward Mitt Romney because of the the speaker
critiquing favorable memory ofhis mother were of a y
by an after as Romney
Mass cof- Ryan gleef
fee gath- when she debunked the eled all over the country cam- audience.'
Stanton ering notion that she and Mitt had a paigning with Lenore in the form
which storybook marriage. No Romney, a seasoned spouse. whose ima
included a indeed, she said, "We have a We were the first female termedd in thi
retired female judge, a travel real marriage." Just because surrogates for a presidential ular era air
agent, real estate agent, the Romneys look like Prince candidate appearing on Mitt's. May
nurse. "Sincere." Not soaring, Charming and the Fairy-tale TV talk shows and press at least, no
sincere..We soared four years Princess does not mean Ann conferences. Betty Ford Mitt's exisi
ago. And came to earth with a Romney, who survived breast was part of our group but There v
thud. Does that make us now cancer and multiple sclerosis, Mitt's mother was the star. hide or sof
ready to be realists? To while raising five sons, did Not just because she was so Republicar
choose capability over cre- not ofteh feel more like smart and articulate, but squarely b
active writing? To slog rather Cinderella before the ball. because.'she was kind and wee womb
than sail? There are times Stock means something. warm and; yes, sincere. The between a
when slogging is the only way DNA matters. Mitt Romney main reason I was inclined and religion
to reach real solutions, comes from good goods. In toward Mitt Romney four But let's
Ann Romney alluded to 1968, as a very young and years ago was the favorable word, sincec
"slogging" in her speech new political spouse, I tray- memory of his mother. The elect a cap.


gently falls close to
different" also fit,
n of our Maker
great number of
rs, many of whom
younger generation,
' running mate Paul
ully reminded the
'hat mention was
I of tributes to God,
ge has been bat-
is increasingly sec-
nost as much as
ybe more so. So far,
one has denied
vas no attempt to
ten the fact that the
I Party stands
behind the threats to
mates, marriage
man and a woman
us liberty.
s revert to that
cere." Would you
able man you

couldn't trust? After more
than a month's barrage of ads
by the Obama campaign, this
may have been the single
greatest attribute Romney
needed to show the American
people. We knew he was
smart. We knew he was suc-
cessful. We knew he was a,
problem solver. What we did-
n't know was whether he was
a good man. And thanks to
revealing stories from grate-
ful recipients of the former
governor's charitable deeds
and a sincere rather than a
soaring acceptance speech, I
think we do.
Peggy Stanton is a former
resident ofAmelia Island and
former president ofNassau
Federated Republican Women.
Her late husband Bill Stanton
was a Member of Congress
from Ohio for 18 years. She
was a correspondent forABC
News in Washington, D.C. *


Yearning for a

T he 2012 Republican up the differences.
National Convention What was great was we
in Tampa was a had a chance to see many
huge chance for local Republicans and state-
Floridians to participate in a elected officials and volun-
national convention right here teers who help make the
in the Sunshine Statel This Republican Party of Florida a
year we decided to take our success. With the convention
two children (Emily, 13, and in Florida there was a great
Douglas, 11), who both attend number of party donors, local
Fernandina Beach Middle leaders and elected officials
School to take in the atmos- attending, this really made it
phere and the excitement of a Florida event!
the Republican National We were blessed to get
Convention. While we origi- some good seats to watch the
nally did not have plans to speeches that included Mike
attend, things worked out bet- Huckabee and Paul Ryan.
ter than we could have hoped Congressman Ryan gave a
considering our late decision good speech and the dele-
to attend. gates got to meet Mr. Ryan
The Florida delegation and his family. It is clear he is
was staying at the Innisbrook excited about his chance to
Resort and on our way down serve as the vice presidential
ie'jIBcided we wguldjryt4 --
c 4fthc bustotho-cpDY 4'.4D 4e
tiotn center from th6 hotel We pert
arrived in just enough time to budget and would bring great
catch the last bus to the con- perspective to helping Mitt
mention center; it was virtually Romney bring the financial
empty and included a few house back into balance.
members from House cam- After getting on the bus
paigns. Each bus had a and making our way back to
deputy on board and as we the Innisbrook Resort we ulti-
approached the convention mately arrived at my mother's
site the roads leading to the house at 1:30 a.m. ready for
Tampa Bay Forum were much-needed rest.
closed and security check- On Thursday we decided
points were set up. We could to take a different approach
see the boat patrolling the and decided to drive in
waterways and the numerous Tampa and park at the law
numbers of uniformed police offices of state Rep. Shawn
and security as we got closer Harrison. We walked the few
to the site. At one point a blocks to the convention site
motorcade passed us and we and were amazed at.the high
assumed that the vice presi- level of security surrounding
dential nominee Paul Ryan the site as we traveled by foot.
was the passenger headed to As we got closer you could
give his acceptance speech. see the sharp shooters on the
The passes we had divided roofs, National Guardsmen
our family so we decided we patrolling the streets and at
would look for a good place to the entrance to the conven-
watch the speeches after we tion were some protesters,
got something to eat from the the loudest of which were the
concession stand. I must Ron Paul folks who were mak-
admit the souvenir shop and ing allegations of election
the food was not as what was fraud and that they had won
served up in Minneapolis but more delegates than were
the speakers more than made seated.

i path to unite Americans

The Adkins fairly Doug, state Rep. Janet, Douglas and Emily at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, site of the 2012
Republican National Convention.

The convention speakers
on Thursday night were
great; perhaps one of the
most important for me was
the speech by former Gov.
Jeb Bush who made his first
ever convention speech
and used this time to talk
about education and school
Sen. Marco Rubio gave a
good speech and was warmly
received by this national audi-
ence as he made the pitch for
Mitt Romney and what makes
America exceptional. There is
no question that Rubio is a
rising star in the Republican
Party and will continue to be
a voice for American excep-
tionalism for many years to
( The evening was capped
with a great speech by

Romney; while I have heard
Gov. Romney speak many
times in the past this speech
brought home a message
about a united America. This
is important as on the bus
ride home the prior evening I
turned to my son and asked
him what he thought He stat-
ed to me, "Dad, the problem
we have in this nation is we
are divided and this division
prevents us from accomplish-
ing the important things."
This was a'true statement
from the heart of an
American middle school kid;
he could see the problem.
It was clear as the energy
was building as Romney
moved through his speech
that a theme of unity was
emerging in his views and the
tone he seeks to bring to the

White House. My son beam-
ed at me as the speech came
to an end and said, "he wants
to unite this country."
As the balloons dropped
and the families of Romney
and Ryan emerged from back
stage it was wonderful to
watch the children, the face of
our future enjoy the simple
joy of catching a balloon; it
was as if these balloons each
held a special message. The
families of both Romney and
Ryan seemed to understand
the historical importance of"
the moment.
The lessons we learn from
campaigns, speeches and
attending national political
conventions are important.
What I learned from the two
days in Tampa was that
America is yearning for solu-

tions and for leaders that will
unite our nation, not seek to
divide. The strength required
to build unity requires greater
discipline and commitment to
higher goals than those that
take us down the road of poli-
tics baselt on personalities
and petty differences.
We as Americans grant to
the government and our lead-
ers certain limited powers to
act on our behalf to help
ensure a more prosperous
union. The national debate is
now centered on solutions to
the incredible challenges
that lie ahead; it is nice to
know that Mitt Romney will
seek a path that unites
Douglas D. Adkins is a
Republican State Committee-
man from Nassau County.


You are better off

than four years ago

Are you better off? That age-old question
just surfaced again. The real question is: How
short is your memory?
Do you remember driving between US 17
and the island on A1A four years ago? Four
years ago, there were rows of small store-
fronts without tenants. Most now have ten-
ants. The corner of Chester Road and A1A
now contains three new major stores and a
fourth about to open. These four stores repre-
sent several hundred jobs. Publix offers both
health insurance and bonuses.
Do you remember Home Depot, Target
and Lowe's parking lots four years ago? Their
parking lots were almost empty at Christmas.
At least one of these stores was laying off and
the others were not hiring..
Did you go into the banks on Saturday four
years ago and find lines of people trying to
move or withdraw their money? I did. These
people were in fear of losing what they still
had. In fact, fear was the dominant feeling.
Yes, there are still concerns about the
economy, but the turmoil in my stomach is
gone. My retirement investments are gaining
value, not losing. There are no instant
answers, but returning to the policies that got
us there is not the answer. It took more than
four years to create the mess and cleaning up
a mess is always tougher and takes longer

than making it. ,
(Republican presidential nominee) Mitt
Romney's claim to fame is that he is a busi-
nessman and knows how to work with busi-
ness. His company worked at creating 'wealth.
Creating wealth is not always the same as cre-
ating jobs. Frankly, making fewer workers do
more with less and then paying them less cre-
ates more wealth faster for those at the top. I
may be mistaken, but I believe one of the big
stories of Bain's Best Buy management strate-
gy was to let go a significant number of
employees only to offer them their jobs back
at'less pay and benefits. It was all over the
news in Jacksonville at the time. Romney
knows how to create wealth, but that is not
necessarily the same as good paying jobs for
the many.
In fact, it usually is not. Just like the scorpi-
on in the fable about the frog and scorpion, it
is just not in his nature.
My memory is long and yes, my finances
are heading in the right direction. The Dow
dropped to the mid 6,(X)0's and is now over
13,000. Retirement investments are back.
That's the part Romney knows about and it is
doing fine under Obama. I think we need a '
leader that cares about people not wealth,
Carla Voisard is a Democratic State
Committeewoman from Nassau County.

The Nassau County Young
Republicans will have their
monthly meeting on Monday
at Murray's Grille, 463852 SR
200 in Yulee. The monthly
meeting will feature State Rep.
Jahet Adkins as guest speaker.
Port Authority candidates
Richard Bruce and Melvin
Usery have also been invited
to speak. The social will be
held at 6 p.m. and the busi-
ness meeting will be held
from 6:30-7:30, pm.
Nassau County Young
Republican meetings are open
to any interested Republican
regardlesss of age). Family
members and, children are
always welcqmie at the month-
ly meetings.
To iSVP contact Justin
Taylor 'tJ jmtaylor082@yahoo.
com or (0)4)'226-6207.
AARP to meet
The locil chapter of the
AARP #4668 will hold its
monthly meeting on Tuesday
at 1 p.m. at the Council on
Aging building (located
across from Baptist Medical
Center Nassau).
Discussion will include the
national elections and local
candidates and the AARP 50+
event scheduled for New
Orleans on Sept 20-23.


All members are urged to
bring a guest to sign up for
joining the chapter; dues are
$7.50, separate from national
membership dues.
The local AARP chapter "
reminds everyone that early
voting will be available in the
city and county Oct. 27-Nov. 3
at Supervisor of Electioqs
offices. Election Day is Nov. 6.
There is still time to regis-
ter for the November election.
There will be no AARPI
Meeting in October.
'lhe Federated Republican
Women of Nassau County will
have their monthly meeting
on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Golf
Club of Amelia Island. 'lhe
monthly meeting will feature
a Nassau County School
Board candidate forum. The
social will be held at 11:30
a.m. and the business meet-
ing will begin at 11:45 a.m.
Candidates for the
District 2 seat are John
Pulice, a former educator
and local businessman,
and Gall Cook, who has
served on Ihe School Board
for thIe past 20 years. Candi-
dates for the District 4 seal
are Kimberly Fahlgren, who
was appointed to this seat by
Gov. Rick Scott in 2011, and
Russell lohnson, who is

retired from the USDA.
Contact Gail Biondi at
GJBiondi@comcast.net or
261-8793 by Tuesday with
your reservation. Cost of the
luncheon is $20.
Democratic Club
I'The Democratic Club of
Amelia Island will host its
next dinner meeting at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club,
2800 Bill Melton Road, on
Sept. 18. The doors will open
at 6 p.m. with dinner being
served at 7. A cash bar will be
available throughout the
Speaker for the evening
will be Nancy Soderberg,
American foreign policy
strategist and presently a pro-
fessor at the University of
North Florida. Soderberg is
the current Democratic candi-
date for the Florida State
Senate, District 4.
To reserve, send a check
for $15 per person, payable to
DCAI, to: DCAI/PO(. Box '
1153/Fernandina Beach FL,
32035. Checks inay also be
dropped off at club headquar-
ters at Eighth and lDate
streets in Fernandina Beach.
For more information or to
reserve by phone or e-mail,
contact Carla Voisard at (904)
849-7076 or csvoisard@




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Tail end of the

already,? We're approaching the tail

Can you believe this is September
end of the dog clays of summer. Not
that you'd even notice it with all this
heat and humidity. Well, there were those two
clays a couple of weekends back when the
thermometer hovered in the high 70s and low
80s and the overall humidity made it feel like
an early October day instead of a gasping,
sweaty late August clay. But then it rained and
those soggy old dog days came trotting right
I've been hearing a lot of people repeat the
same sentence lately: I sure will be glad to see
fall and some cooler weather. Yeah, me too.
But face it, we're fickle lovers and what passes
for fall around her'e'doesn't last very long.
Then it turns damp and nasty again. Only this
time, the mercury heads toward the other end
of the thermometer. Brrr! We manage to fall in
love with that for awhile. We drag out our
sweaters and coats and jeans we haven't worn
since March and pray our girth hasn't grown
to the point that it precludes us from wearing
We yearn for a night cool enough to justify.
building a fire in the fireplace. Or, if you're like
some, self included, you jump the gun and
crank up the air conditioning the first pight
the temperature drops below 72 and stoke the
fireplace anyway. Who cares if people think
you're a little nuts. Besides, if you go outside,
you can probably smell wood smoke emanat-
ing from chimneys all over your neighborhood
and take secret delight in knowing you're not


Joe Palmer

sion? You can alv
if you take too m
something like tl
I dinged my r
and ended up get
where's he going
What does a ding
weather? Nothing
disordered way c
patient, already.
So I'm getting
other day and the
working on my e
station about the
talk about somet
one is kneading
already hurts or
The therapist me
and missing the I

dog days
the only kooky person out winter. I told her it actually snowe d pretty hard
there. here back in 1989. She told me that was the
Of course, we dodged a year she was born, which really floored me
bullet last year and pretty because I've been blissfully living my life
much escaped the nastiness thinking hardly anyone was born after 1970 or
of real winter. Even here in so except for babies.
North Florida, we can have Sure enough, I told her. We lived over on
some doozies. It can get darn the hill on North 18th Street back then and we
near cold enough to crack sawed the fins off our old surfboards and
the fillings in your teeth made sleds out of them.. By then, she was real-
some years. We had one a ly tweaking my elbow. I think she was trying
few years back, as I recall. By to steer me off topic. I was starting to sound
the time it was over, we were like a dotty old man.
all wishing for hot, muggy I remember the first time I saw snow. I was
Florida summer again. I a kid in South Georgia. It snowed hard during
mean, what's the old expres-, one damp, freezing winter night. I was little
/ays put on more clothes but and my mom came running into my room and
any off you'll get arrested? Or woke me up to come see it.
hat. The first thing I noticed was how still and
ight elbow a month or so back white everything looked. And then the
tting tendonitis in it. Uh-oh, Frogmoor kids came whooping around the
With this, you ask yourself corner, barefoot as yard dogs, with their ma
ged elbow have to do with screaming after them, "You young'uns
g, it's just my attention deficit git in that dang house and git some dang
of getting into a plot. Be shoes on."
The Frogmoors were an extended family
Physical therapy on it the of, shall we say, hillbillies from West Virginia.
e nice young lady who was They did not exactly abide all the time by the
Ibow and I got into a conver- constraints of more polished society.
weather. I mean, you gotta I was about to tell my therapist this story
hing distracting when some- when we just ran out of time.
and mashing a spot that Too bad. The part about those frostbitten
else you just end up crying. Frogmoors is memorable stuff Maybe next
-ntioned being from Maryland visit

seasons, especially fall and



TDiclro7 v frc

The new location for the Amelia So sad to see our farmers market
Farmers Market at the Omni Amelia move. Our overall impression was how
Island Plantation is a tremendous artificial it all felt, not unlike a Disney
improvement over the old North version of the real thing. Definitely not
Seventh Street setup. Jan Smith, the enhanced shopping experience
founder, manager and guiding spirit promised. Parking has never been the'
of the market, deserves a tremendous problem downtown that the organizers;
vote of approval from all the.farmers suggested looking for a space is.,
market shoppers.. 'authentic experience. Being directed
The Omni location is beautiful, spa- into a slot by security guards is not All
cious, has great parking and other of the charm of an open-air. market
amenities not available at the old loca- was lost at the Omni. If they won't
tion. The Omni management is glad to move back, I hope someonewill reor-
have the market and will continue to do ganize downtown, the sooner the bet.
what is necessary to insure a quality ter and I have no doubt the vendors
operation, will follow.
This in contrast to the apparent A final thought on the Omni co-opt-
indifference from the city of ing our homegrown festivals and
Fernandina Beach, lack of parking and events: they will take anything we
no room for expansion at the old loca- develop and grow if it's not tied down
tion. l-am glad that Jan has moved the from the farmers market to the Jazz
market and wish her every success. Festival to the Blues Festival and on
Walter Houle and on, in order to provide world-class
Fernandina Beach entertainment for their guests. But
these events were not established to
entertain resort guests. They were
Bad movestarted by inspired founders and count-
I am writing in response to your less hard-working volunteers, for
Aug. 22 articik ('Farmers market skips ., Auelia Island a d9 l,, town") regarding moving the ta mners Fernandina Beach all ofthm trying.
market from downtown to the and succeeding as a matter of fact, to
Plantation. I would just like to.say that make our island and town a much bet-
I think that is not a very good idea. ter place to live and enjoy.
None of the reasons for moving it are Peter Usher
really that great Fernandina Beach

For one, there is plenty of parking
downtown, like church parking, or side
streets. Also, all the people that live
downtown and walk to the market
won't be able to and probably will not
even end up going.
The farmers market has been
around for 10 years and has continu-
ously grown each year. Why change
the location and risk ruining the entire
farmers market? This whole idea just
sounds like a way for the Plantation
to earn more money
The farmers market should just
stay downtown.
Will Minasi
Fernandina Beach

Just wanted everyone to know how
beautiful the farmers market looked
last Saturday in its new location. The
setting at the Shops of the Omni is a
truly stunning, park-like environment
with tables and chairs for relaxing in
the shade of massive live oaks. With
lots of room to walk, chat and soak up
the "mood," it looks like a great place
for everyone all over the island and
from surrounding towns to congre-
gate on a Saturday morning. And best
of all, we saw those same friendly ven-
dors and smiling faces we have come
to call our friends.
I hope everyone comes "down
island" for a short 15-minute drive to
check out the new digs.
Doug Stuber
Amelia Island

Better location
I live on the south end of Amelia
Island, have lived there for 20 years
and have visited the Fernandina
Farmers Market regularly since its
inception. I like the move to the
Omni property because it is more con-
venient and provides more parking
and vendor space. The previous venue
was too crowded for walking and park-
J. Thomas McKeel
Fernandina Beach

This one came as a complete sur-
prise and shock ("Farmers' market
skips town," Aug. 22)!
We went into a coffee shop that day
and two of my friends were reading
that day's News-Leader. We started to
discuss the article about the farmers
market moving and their director's
Oan Smith) notice to the News-Leader.
At first our discussion became anger
(not printable). She is moving the
downtown market out on AIA into the
Omni shops and leaving her current
spot on Seventh and Centre streets.
The reason given was Ms. Smith felt a
majority of customers live on the south
end of the island. I do question that
statement as it doesn't seem like a fact
Too many of the people we see there
live in the downtown area or live near
us on the north end of the island.
She stated she picked the area
because of the shops, parking, and had
more amenities for the shoppers. I
guess the downtown shops and park-
ing doesn't fit her style or something.
We tried to see the reasons for such a
dramatic change in what was being
done. As we discussed this, we became
more angry as we vented our feelings
on this article. After being cooled down
by my wife and another friend we
decided to write and think of some-
thing positive instead. Given the fact
that the present farmers market was
Ms. Smith's, the decision was for her
to make. We are not saying she could-
n't make that choice maybe in how it
was lone.
One of the questionable reasons
for leaving was parking in the near
streets, which never really was that
big of a problem to some. In our shop-
ping there, we always found a place,
maybe not directly in front, but no
more than a block or two away. Some
enjoyed walking several blocks to
those great stores along Centre Street,
or just walking from the back side of
the market.
We express our thanks and appre-
ciation to Ms. Smith for all of her

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efforts and hard work in bringing this
to Fernandina Beach. We wish her
With that said, our main purpose of
writing this is to encourage someone,
a group, a strong individual to take
this situation and use it to be a positive
solution. This city has many solid, tal-
ented individuals who can and should
step forward to create a new and excit-
ing farmers market or whatever title
you choose to use. It could be done,
and should be considered.
The businesses downtown need
this, the farmers need it, the citizens
need it, and this city needs it.
John P. Megna
Fernandina Beach

Stealingfrom veteran
Everyone seems to be hurting eco-
nomically with our present situation.
There are a number of legitimate
organizations out there working hard
to make a difference, particularly for
those worse off than some others.
SOur community residents are sup-
porting those efforts in a number of dif-
ferent ways, and if the truth be known
give away more sometimes then they
cah really afford.
I dug deep to answer a call for dona-
tions for the AmVets. They work hard
obtaining mostly clothes and some
household items that will hopefully
ease a veteran's family situation.
And then you have those that ride
Around with their personal vehicles
towing a trailer and stealing for their
personal use these items donated
specifically for our American veterans.
Items left at the curbside for trash
pickup may be arguably abandoned,
however, placing donations well on
your private property, away from the
roadside and labeled AmVets should be
more than adequate notice of the dona-
tor's intentions! I support our
Ameriidh veterans and my donations
werei'iildnded to help a veteran and his
family9 Noyhe and his family will go
The AmiVets report that this is a
usual occurrence, I hope our commu-
nity would join me in condemning this
practice by the "Dumpster divers."
Stay off private property and allow
property labeled to go to a specific,
nonprofit unmolested.
Semper Fi, God Bless Our Nation.
Jim Coe
Fernandina Beach

Posmnasr retres
As of July 31, after nearly 38 years
of service with the last eight serving as
postmaster of Fernandina Beach, I
have retired.
I sincerely want thank the citizens
of Fernandina for the privilege of being
your postmaster. You all are the most.
giving and self-sacrificing community
I have ever been involved with. This is
certainly demonstrated every year in
May during our Letter Carrier Food
Drive to benefit Barnabas. You have
broken every record for similar size
communities every year. Please con-
tinue in that effort. It is one of the
biggest shots in the arm Barnabas
receives every year.
I also would like to thank the great
employees of the Fernandina Beach
post office. From the folks on Sadler
that open the building before the crack
of dawn to receive, sort and deliver
the mail to over 30,000 deliveries six
days a week to the "One Women
Show" that Deb puts on daily on Centre
Street. Thank you.
My only regret is the situation with
the Centre Street post office. My wife,
Mona, and I fell in love with that build-
ing from first sight. It is a beautiful
building with such history in this com-
munity. I will miss the times at
Christmas that we opened the court-
room to the public. I will also miss giv-
ing tours to our young people and shar-
ing many of the stories that I have
listened to and learned from some of
the "ole timers" concerning things that
went on in that building.
Please pray for me as I seek the
wisdom of God for direction for this
new period in my life. I truly want to
glorify Him and be right where I am
supposed to be doing right what I am
supposed to be doing.
Look forward to seeing ya'll around
Ron Steedley
Fernandina Beach

Adult daycare
I am writing this letter to thank
Nassau County's Adult Day Care for
the blessing it has been to my mother,
me and my family.
You see, my mother has dementia
and came to live with us a year ago.
What a huge undertaking! We were
totally unprepared. But since we've

found the Council on Aging's (COA)
Adult Day Care Center, my mother
now has worthwhile activities to occu-
py her mind, instead of being home
with nothing to do but wander from her
bedroom to the living room and back.
At the center her life is enriched
with activities, i.e., crafts, chair exer-
cises, discussing daily events, playing
games and occasionally going on out-
ings. In addition, she also has the pos-
itive benefit of daily contact with a vari-
ety of people at the COA Adult Day
Care Center.
Kaye Crabtree
Fernandina Beach
Support for prayers
The National Youth Day of Prayer
is a..special event held each year in
September when our children begin
their new school year.
In America, our youth Day of
Prayer is set for Sept. 26. On that day,
millions of our students will honor
God's name as they gather outside
their school, around the flagpoles
before classes begin to pray.
Last year, more than three million
teenagers in all 50 states in America
participated in "See You At the Poles
(SYATP)", along with students in
Canada, Guam, Korea, Japan, Turkey
and the Ivory Coast. This is not a polit-
ical rally and/or demonstration. This
is a group of "teenagers" that believe
in the power of prayer and gather to
honor God's name as their highest
authority and guide to follow.
May these quotes bless and
encourage our youth to pray.
'* John E Kennedy said, "The guid-
ing principle and (prayers) of this
Nation has been, is now and ever shall
be'In God We Trust."
Harry S. Truman said, "Our glob-
al victory (World War II) has come
with the help of God. Let us give
thanks to Him and dedicate ourselves
to follow in His ways."
Abraham Lincoln said, "My con-
cern is not whether God is on our
side; my greatest concern is to be on
God's side, for God is always right."
My beloved mother often times
began her prayers with these words,
"Come, Lord Jesus, and be our guest."
(Rev. 3:20)
On Sept. 26, may we adults be
inspired to revere God's name and
join our teenagers in prayer.
Rosa Adams
Fernandina Beach

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Carl and Mary Hlunt of
Fernandina Beach are cele-
brating their 50th wedding
anniversary Sept. 23 with a
family dinner party on Amelia
Island. They were married
Sept. 24, 1962, in Elkton, Md.
She is the former Mary
Their children are Steven,
Grovetown, Ga., Cyndi
Roche, Cape Coral, Alan and
Amy, Jacksonville. They have
10 grandchildren and two -
Mr. and Mrs. Hunt great-grandchildren.

wa as

Raleigh and Emily
Green of Fernandina Beach
announce the birth of a son,
Forrest Green, born at 12:17
p.m. June 22, 2012, at Shands
Jacksonville. The baby
weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces
and measured 20 inches in
Paternal grandparents are
Ralph Green and Cathy Lewis
of Fernandina Beach. Matern-
al grandparents are Danny
and Terry Bryant of Yulee.
Great-grandparents are
Clara Bass of Yulee and Carl
and Sippie Green of Fernan-

dina Beach.
Mary and James Her-
bert of Yulee announce the
birth of a daughter, Elektra
Jade Herbert, born at 12:25
p.m.'Aug. 8, 2012, at Memo-
rial Medical Center. The baby
weighed 9 pounds and meas-
ured 20.25 inches in length.
She joins brothers Colton,
2, and Wyatt, 1.
Paternal grandparents are
James and Debra Herbert of
St. Augustine. Maternal
grandparents are Kenneth
and Wynette Boles of Fernan-
dina Beach.


Navy Petty Officer 3rd
Class Daniel E. Hardwick, a
2000 graduate of West Nassau
High School, Callahan, along
with fellow sailors aboard the
Ticonderoga class guided-
missile cruiser USS Mobile
Bay will deploy four months
earlier than previously sched-
uled and shift-its destination
to the Gulf region.
The change affects 5,500
Sailors aboard the Stennis
and the Aegis cruiser USS
Mobile Bay. The deployment
was requested by Central
Command commander James
Mattis, and was approved by
Defense Secretary Leon
The decision will help sup-
port existing naval force re-
quirements in the Middle
East and reduce the gap
caused by the upcoming de-
parture of the USS Enterprise
Strike Group.
The Stennis strike group
was schedule to deploy at the
end of the year to U.S. Pacific
Command. The group re-
turned from duty in the
Middle East in March. USS
Paul Hamilton is also deploy-
ing with strike group but is
heading straight to the Gulf
instead of spending time in
the Pacific region.
Hardwick joined the Navy
in May 2007.
N Navy Petty Officer 3rd "
Class Shawn W. Vickers, son
of Johnny W. Vickers, of
Callahan, along with fellow
sailors aboard the Ticonde-
roga class guided-missile
cruiser USS Mobile Bay will
deploy four months earlier
than previously scheduled
and shift its destination to the
Gulf region.
The change affects 5,500

sailors aboard the Stennis and
the Aegis cruiser USS Mobile
Bay. The deployment was
requested by Central Com-
mand commander James
Mattis, and was approved by
Defense Secretary Leon
The decision will help sup-
port existing naval force
requirements in the Middle
East and reduce the gap
caused by the upcoming
departure of the USS
Enterprise Strike Group.
The Stennis strike group
was schedule to deploy at the
end of the year to U.S. Pacific
Command. The group re-
turned from duty in the
Middle East in March. USS
Paul Hamilton is also deploy-
ing with strike group but is
heading qirqighl.t tie Gulf ,
instead of spending time in
the Pacific region.
Vickers is a 2006 graduate
of West Nassau High School
of Callahan, and joined the
Navy in August 2006.

N Air Force Reserve
Airman Anna M. Nap graduat-
ed from basic military train-
ing at Lackland Air Force
Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week pro-
gram that included training in
military discipline and stud-
ies, Air Force core values,
physical fitness and basic war-
fare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Nap is the daughter of
Michael Nap of Fernandina,
and former ward of Matt
Street of Yulee.

"Love, Loss and
What I Wore," by
Nora Ephron and
Delia Ephron, con-
tinues at Fernandina
Little Theatre, 1014
Beech St., this
weekend. Starring
Susan Dahl, Doris
Davis, Amy
Dawkins, Annette
Rawls and Shannon
Shaw, performances
are tonight and
Saturday at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are
$15 and available in
advance at The UPS
Store in the island
Publix shopping
center. FLT is a
small, intimate
space, and patrons
are encouraged to
purchase tickets in


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Evening of culinary delights
For the News-Leader -

delights and inventive cuisine at
the second annual Chef's
Dinner Sept. 30 benefiting the
Katie Caples Foundation.
The dinner will feature horse d'oeu-
vres at the silent auction, offering pri-
vate dinners with the featured chefs.
Then guests will dine on a five-course
dinner with wine pairings showcasing
the talents of local culinary masters.
The cocktail reception is at 5 p.m.,
with the dinner and wine pairings from
6-8:30 p.m., at Osprey Village.
Two Omni Amelia Island Plantation
chefs, Christopher Pickren from the
Ocean Grill and Brennan Pickren, garde
manager and pastry chef, will be fea-
tured along with Jaime LeBlanc, direc-
tor of dining services at Osprey Village;
Michael Gass, owner and chef at
Kelley's Courtyard Cafe; Donna Reilly,
owner and chef of My Personal Chef;
and Dale Ford, the executive chef at
Omni Richmond.
"We are looking forward to another
incredible evening with the chefs from
the 2011 event returning and the addi-
tion of the Pickren brothers from Omni
Amelia Island Plantation," said Lance
Jones, director of the Katie Caples
Foundation. "We are truly blessed to
have this group of talented chefs and
community support the foundation."
Tickets are $75. Cocktail attire; gen-
tlemen, jackets preferred. For ticket
information contact Lance Jones at 310-
5864 or Lance@KatieRideForUfe.org.
The Katie Caples Foundation is a

Chefs work together at last year's Chef's Dinner benefiting the Katie Caples
Foundation. This year's event is Sept. 30 at Osprey Village.

501(c)(3;) nonprofit co'rprr:tiron re.'is-
tered in Florida. The foundation was
created in 1998 when Katie Caples, 17,
became an organ and tissue donor fol-
lowing a fatal automobile accident. The
foundation has implemented an ambi-
tious organ donor education program

and received the James S. Wolf, MD
Courage Award in 2011 by Donate Life
America. The Katie Ride, presented by
Mayo Clinic, is the signature event for
the foundation to raise awareness and
support for organ donor education. Visit

Almost everyone will recognize one
or more of the homeboys at
tonight's Sounds on Centre when
the Beech Street Blues Band rolls
into downtown. The concert is
from 6-8 p.m. on Centre between
Second and Front streets.
The band members, many who
wear ties during the day, consider
their history as one of sponta-
neous combustion. Jeff Malone,
longtime drummer, rekindled his
performance bug when he helped
establish the Amelia Island Blues
Festival, set to kick off next week-
end at Main Beach. Malone gath-
ered Mike Hawthorn, bass play-
er/vocalist, then guitar wizard Dan
Voll (discovered during an
impromptu jam at the Petanque
America tournament) and voila,
the Beech Street Blues Band was
born. They added vocalist/key-
board player Ronnie Stoots and
guitarist/vocalist Jay MacPhearson
to deliver their hard driving' blues.
Visit SoundsOnCentre.com.

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Retail hours a reflection

of our modern society

A decade and a half ago, when looking for a
dealership, a couple of criteria were para-
mount. A small community where it would be
competitive not to open Sunday and late on
weekdays was a big part of my thinking, With
a seven- and five-year-old, and having worked
until 9 most nights and every Saturday in
Charlotte, N.C., I wanted a change. Having a
chance to make school plays,
ball games, recitals and any
activity they were involved in
was important.
1-fappily, it worked out and
the experiences were price-
less. At this point in Nassau
County, closing on Sunday
and holidays like July 4 and
the recent Labor Day are still
KEFFER'S a realistic strategy. That win-
CORNER dow may close in the future
as urban hours are certainly
-.. different.
RickKeffer In Las Vegas, there are car
dealerships that never close.
That literally means 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. That is in a city where casinos
never close and people work the hours neces-
sary to service the industry. Does it say any-
thing to us that the extreme example of retail
hours is a city of extreme behavior? Let me
put an asterisk in here I have been to Las
Vegas on business many times and have no
moral judgments to make. It is just a starting
point of the retail hours discussion.
At 56 years of age, old enough to remem-
ber when 95 percent of a community was shut
down on Sunday, I find today's society so dif-
ferent. There is really no start or finish to the
weeks, they just merge. It has become an
instantaneous world, with a device in our hand
to answer most of what we want to know on
the spot. "Instant gratification" is the buzz-
phrase for what so many desire in 2012. A
good percentage of the benefits from this con-
nected world are terrific. That is, as long as
there is a perspective on what we need and
what is really important now.
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At this point in Nassau County,
closing on Sunday and holidays
like uly 4 and Labor Day are
still a realistic strategy.
countries like Italy. People stay in one commu-
nity for generations and family units stay
close. While in Italy some years ago on a
Chrysler trip we won, I learned this from our
guide and experieticed a resort city largely
closing for a couple hours on Sunday for fami-
lies to honor tradition. Good for them.
American families are often spread out. My
wife's.siblings are a good example: Thousand
Oaks, Calif., Memphis, Tenn., Ft. Lauderdale
and us in Nassau County. Hollie's folks live in
Brevard, N.C. No Sunday dinners, but they
will all be together for Christmas.
This is more than a discussion of Sundays.
Retail is now open until 9, 10 or 11 weekdays.
Is it really necessary for the staff to bb4way
from their families? Remember when every-
thing closed at 5 or 6, like banks and insur-
ance agencies still do? Is it possible that mod-
ern families, most with two breadwinners,
need to shop at 9:30 on a Tuesday night or on
Sunday? It must be. Is it better? I'm not 'con-
vinced and am showing my age,'l am sure.
We get 52 weeks a year and they are great
time intervals. We can start each week with
objectives and new hopes. Whether you attend
a place of worship to reflect or do it on your
own, weeks can be 52 opportunities and need
a separation point. That used to be Sunday, but
it doesn't have to be, and increasingly isn't.
Look for more of a 24/7 world in the future.
Companies are pushing their locations to be
open more and it appears a given. Somewhere
in the emerging maze, take time for the impor-
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FRIDAY, SI:'TIMlvHI? 7, 2012 News-Leader

Wild Nites series starts Tuesday

The "Wild Nites" series of
nature forums, sponsored by
the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, will begin on Tuesday
at 7 p.m. at the Peck Center
Auditorium in Fernandina
Beach and' continue through
May on the second Tuesday
evening of each month.
The September speaker is
Barbara Jackson, Florida
Master Naturalist and presi-
dent of the local chapter of the
Florida Native Plant Society,
representing Nassau, Clay and
Duval counties. Her topic is
"Wake Up and Plant the
Natives." The program is free
and open to the public, as are
all of the Wild Nites programs.
Jackson will discuss why
native plants, and only native
plants, should be used in our
landscaping. She will review
native plant choices, informa-
tion about butterflies and birds
in relationship to native plants,
and display before-and-after
photographs of converted res-
idential yards. A third-genera-
tion native Floridian herself,
Jackson cares deeply about the

Gaillardia, or blanketflower, ip an exam
native plant that is both sun- and droug
adds vivid color to Florida gardens.

environment. She is chair of
the Florida Native Plant
Society's 2013 Conference to
be held May 16-19 at the
University of North Florida and
regularly speaks and writes
about native plants and Florida
Upcoming Wild Nites
include: Oct. 9, "Wild in the
Zoo: Conserving Native
Species" (Tony Vecchio,

'Nov. 13, "'
Turtle Ce
Norton, D
Georgia Sc
Dec. 11, "T
Right Whal
biologist, I
Project); Ja
Sand You
Beach the
(Pam and

ets, Coastal Naturalist); Feb.
12, "Amelia Island Winter
Birds" (Carole Adams, Duval
Audubon); March 12, "How to
Create a Wildlife Habitat in
Your Landscape" (Bea Walker,
Master Gardener); April 9,
"Florida's Coastal Birds and
Special Places" (Eric Draper,
executive director, Audubon of
Florida);. May 14, "The
Amazing Horseshoe Crab"
(Dan Tardona, resource inter-
pretive specialist, Timucuan
ple of a Florida The seventh annual Wild
ght-tolerant and Amelia Nature Festival is an
all-volunteer, nonprofit organi-
zation that holds educational
programs for adults and chil-
Zoo and Gardens); dren throughout the year and
The Georgia Sea which culminates in a three-
nter" (Dr. Terry day festival on the third week-
)VM, director of end in May (May 17-19 in
-a Turtle Center); 2013) featuring ecotours,
'he North Atlantic exhibits for adults andchil-
le" (Katie Jackson, dren, a silent auction, music
FWC Right Whale and more, For more informa-
n. 8, "Microscopic tion about the Wild Amelia
'll Never Look at a Nature Festival, visit www.
Same Way Again" wildamelia:com or the organi-
Barry Shull, own- zation's Facebook page.

Beach cleanup set for Sept. 15

The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, in partnership with
Fort Clinch State Park and
Keep Nassau Beautiful, will
support the International
Coastal Cleanup Day with a
beach cleanup on Saturday,
Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. at Fort
The cleanup will begin and
end at the fort parking lot.
Volunteers are needed to help
and the public is welcome. All
park fees will be waived for par-
ticipants and bags, gloves and

water will be provided. The
cleanup will be limited to the
area around the fort and a
quarter mile towards the pier.
A little further south,
Sustainable Fernandina, Beach
Rentals and More (Halls Beach
Store), Pipeline Surf Shop and
TJ Tattoos will host a clean-up
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 l.kreger@com-

The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, with its year-round,
partner the city of
Fernandina Beach Parks and
Recreation Department-is an
all-volunteer nonprofit whose
mission is to educate residents
and visitors about the wild
places and wildlife of Amelia
Island and thereby encourage
stewardship of the natural
Additionally, the festival par-
ticipates in the Adopt-a-Road

and Adopt-a-Shore programs
to help clean up Amelia Island.
The seventh annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival will be
held May 17-19, but programs
are ongoing throughout the
For more information about
the Coastal Cleanup, contact
Len Kreger at l.kreger@com-
cast.net; for more information
about the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, visit www.wildamelia.
cor or the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival on Facebook

The Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise presents the
COA Walk-A-Thon to honor
grandparents on Sept. 8
(Grandparent's Day is Sept.
9). This is a fundraiser for
services the Council on Aging
offers seniors andcaregivers
and the "transportation disad-
vantaged" (unable to drive and
without other means of mobili-
Check in at 9 am. at the
COATransportation 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
for online registration and
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 information
contact Jane Bailey at dnjbai-
Amelia market
On Sept 8 Sweet Grass
Dairy returns to the Amelia
Farmers Market with its
award-winning artisanal
cheeses. Its Greenhill took
third-place at the American
Cheese Society awards last
month, the seventh such
award in the last 10 years.
Greenhill is aged three to six
weeks to meet the dairy's
standards of quality, consisten-
cy, texture and taste. Both the
Greenhill and the Asher Blue
have won the World Cheese
Award. Sweet Grass is a 140-
acre family farm in southern
Georgia with cheeses from the
milk of their own Jersey cows.
It will have Thomasville
Tomme, Gouda, Greenhill,
Asher Blue, Cypress, Heat and
spreadable herb cheeses at
the.market. .
Also at the market on
Saturday will be M inorcan "
Datil Pepper's datil pepper-
infused mayonnaise, mari-
nades and mustards, as well as
An-Believable Egg Rolls.
Sign up for the E-Mail
Newsletter at www.amelia-
farmersmarket.com. The
Amelia Farmers Market is
open every Saturday from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops at
Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion. No pets, please. Call 491-
4872 or visit www.ameliafarm-
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 NFLT-
owned Goelz Preserve. Free
with your own equipment. Call
for reservations to (904) 285-
Plant clinic
County Extension Direc-
tor/Horticulture Agent Becky
Jordi will conduct a Plant
Clinic from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Sept. 17 at the Yulee Exten-
sion Office, A1A and Pages
Dairy Road.
All county residents are
invited to bring plant samples
showing problems in their
landscapes. Problems will be
identified and solutions
offered for correction. There
is no fee for this service. For
information call (904) 879-
1019. Master Gardeners are .

on office duty on Fridays at
Native plants
Florida Native Plant
Society, Ixia Chapter, will meet
Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at
Regency Square Library, 9900
Regency Square Blvd.,
Jacksonville, for "Wildlife
Food Habits and Favorite
Native Woody Plants," pre-
sented by naturalist Gail
Farley of Crooked River State
Park in St. Marys, Ga. The
meeting is free and open to
'the public. Visit http://ixia.
fnpschapters.org/ or call (904)
655-2550 for information.
Get up close and personal
with your camera on Sept 22
at Creative Approaches in
Outdoor Photography, a day-
long workshop with Kirk
Chamberlain at Northeast
Florida Land Trust's Talbot
House. Fee is $40 per person.
Space is limited. Call (904)
285-7020 to register.
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
Hope Therapy and the Friends
of Talbot Island State Parks.
At least 20-sponsored rid-
ers'get to ride a horse on the
beach early that day, with
prizes offered for their efforts
to obtain sponsors for time in
the saddle. Tax-deductible
-donations of gift certificates or
raffle items from businesses
are invited to reward riders.
A low country boil and bar-
becue with music by David
Milam starts at 3 p.m. at $10
per plate. Donate online at
apy/hopetherapy or call
Amelia Island State Park at
491-5166 or visit www.kel-
Botanical garden
The Paul and Suzi Schutt
Florida Native Botanical
Garden invites Scouts, church
groups, youth and school
S-groups, neighborhoods and
clubs to reserve the space at
-1" nd'charge. Amenities include
a large screened sunset gaze-
bo 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 restroom. To reserve,
contact Paul Schutt at 261-
0987 or Nassau County
Extension office at (904) 879-
Yard recognition
Nassau County Extension
is now participating in the
Florida Yards & Neighbor-
hoods (FYN) Homeowner
Program and its Florida
Friendly Landscape (FFL)
Yard Recognition program.
The FYN Homeowner Pro-
gram recognizes environmen-
tally friendly gardeners with
official FFL Yard Recognition
signs. Nassau County Yard
Advisor Bea Walker will con-
duct home visits and use the
homeowner checklist to deter-
mine whether your yard is eli-
gible for Gold or Standard
recognition. For information
visit http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/
homeowner.htm, or visit the
Extension website, http://nas-
sau.ifas.ufl.edu/, and access
the link for FYN Homeowner
Program; or call (904) 879-
1019 or 491-7340.
...... Do you have l- or 3-gallon
or even 7- or 15-gallon plant
containers left over from plant-
ing?'lowe's is now a recycling
location for plant containers.
.For information call Lowe's at


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Questions to ask

your aging parents
Independent Certified a parent becomes ill or unable
Financial Planner Mark to manage complex financial
Dennis will present a free edu- decisions.
national workshop titled How to discuss issues
"Questions to Ask Aging regarding driving and living
Parents"at6p.m. on Sept. 18 at home.
at Caf6 @ the Hamptons, How to make sure a par-
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According to' Dennis, aitlrn,>. and will is up to date,
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between planning for their How to determine if a
own needs, providing for their parent's health insurance cov-
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their aging parents." This How to compile a list of
workshop is designed for any- important information that can
one who wants to plan ahead. be referred to should a parent
and be sure their parents' gold- become seriously ill or pass
en years are as comfortable away.
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and dad a few important, if not reservations are recommend-
awkward, questions early on. ed. Reserve seats by calling
Topics discussed at the Dennis at 491-1889 or reserve
workshop will include: online at http://agingpar-
How to handle finances if ents09182012.eventbrite.com.

A group of 18 has been selected for this year's class of Leadership Nassau, the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-
Yulee Chamber of Commerce's leadership development program. This is the 13th group of Nassau County residents
to commit to this intensive 10-month program designed to prepare and motivate participants to undertake the
essential tasks of community leadership. Members of Leadership Nassau Class 13 are:
Kerrie L Albert, Nassau Alcohol, Crime and Drug Abatement Coalition; Bryan Alvar6, Faith Christian Academy;
Caroline Blochlinger, CB Advertising; Coln Campbell, RockTenn; Mark Dennis, AIA Wealth Management; Michelle
Forstrom, city of Fernandina Beach; Michael Godwin, Nassau CountyiHealth Department; Matthew Graves, Nassau
County Fire Rescue; Mary Grice, Sutton Place Behavioral Health; Kimberly Gustafson, Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival; Leah Ledesma, Community First Credit Union; Sue Matricia, Amelia Urgent Care; John Minor, CBC
National Bank; Sabrina Robertson, Nassau County Board of County Commissioners; Lynne Starling, Amelia Island-
.Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce; Kristin Symons, Family Support Services of North Florida; Andrew
Whitaker, Merrill Lynch; and Linda Winston, Florida Public Utilities.
Members of the Clags of 2013 gathered for an opening retreat weekend Aug. 24-25 at the FSCJ Nassau Outdoor
Education Center for sessions on team building and leadership skills facilitated by Don Hughes of FSCJ Nassau. The
group will meet regularly once a month from September to May and attend key governmental meetings throughout
the year. The day-long monthly classes include tours and conversations with community leaders covering a broad
spectrum of issues: economic development, education, justice and law enforcement, health and social concerns,
government, arts and culture, environment and recreation and regional business. For more information call 261-
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Record field participates in Turtle Trot on Labor Day

For theNews-Leader
A record-setting field of
more than 500 welcomed
Labor Day with a morning,
run, or walk on the beach.
It was an increase of
almost 100 finishers over last
year's Turtle Trot 5K, and
Doesn't include walkers and
Runners who chose not to
.' 'wear timing chips. "Running.
is really taking off on Amelia
Island," marveled Robin
Lentz, volunteer race director,
of the Turtle Trot for the
Amelia Island Runners club.
The race course moved to
'an all-beach route last year,
when the event was run at
low tide. The tides wereift, as
favorable this year, although
race organizers switched the
Labor Day Weekend face
from Saturday to Monday to:
help the situation.
as "It was hot and the terrain
'' was a little bit soft today, it
was kind of hard on the legs,"
"" .-" "said 5K overall male winner
Jason Arnold of Green Cove
.. Springs. The 38-year-old fin-
S ".ished in 18:57, some 37 sec-
." onds slower than last year,
Su when he placed third overalL
'v ... "But it was a beautiful
.. .morning, and that's a great'
,., .*location for a run," Arnold
said. "It's beautiful to see the"
4 high school kids let me win
this thing. The young guys
were really tearing it up out
there at the beginning.
"It was a little easier last
1?ot0Os yU I It AWEE/sPisAL year because it was firmer
A finisher in the one-mile fun run during Monday's annual Turtle Trot. Below, the start of the 5K run. sand," he said. "This year,
especially the last half mile I
couldn't get a foothold. But
that's not much of a complaint
when you're surrounded by
paradise. A beautiful sunrise,
surrounded by great people."
Overall women's winner
Katie Bombly, 24, of Yulee fin-
ished in 22:56. An endurance
a.. AVrunnqr wvji transitioning to
short-cr dihtnces, she said
the 5K felt like a longer race.
"It was really hot early, the
beach was slanted. It was
"But it was fun to be out
S- ., .. there with everyone, even
S -- though the conditions weren't
perfect," she.said. "I liked the

atmosphere, and it was good
to see a lot of young people
out there, a lot of families. It
was a nice race to do on the
In the masters category of
runners age 40 and older, the
overall winners were Brett
Opalinski, 40, of Fernandina
Beach in 19:41, and Cristi
Blount, 40, of Waycross in
23:01, Leaders among the
grandmasters, age 50 and
older, were Terry Sikes, 56, of
Jacksonville in 20:03, and
Kathy Murray, 50, of
Jacksonville in 25:59.
SRace.T-shirts featured
original turtle artwork by
Sandra Baker-Hinton, and the
first 500 finishers received
..Turtle Trot coffee mugs. Age
.groupwinners were awarded
,commemorative beach tow-
Proceeds will benefit the
Amelia Island Sea Turtle
Watch, sea turtle patrols
inside Fort Clinch State Park,
and-Amelia Island Runners
projects to encourage run-
ning among young people
and adults,
Lentz had special thanks
for the many volunteers who
made the race possible, in-
cluding Yulee High School's
volleyball team, the Fernan-
dina Beach Police, Fire-
: Rescue and Recreation de-
partments, the Police Aux-
iliary Corps, AIR members
and the Memorial United
Methodist Church, which
provided the water station.
"The volunteers were like a
well-oiled machine," she said.
She also thanked the race
sponsors and everyone who
ran and walked. "I think more
people came this year
because their friends did it
last year," she said. "A lot of
people came from out of
town, and a lot of vacationers.
The local running club's
next event will be the second
annual Reindeer Run hail-
marathon, 5K and kids' runs,
set for Sunday morning, Dec.
2. Much of the race route will
be through Fort Clinch State
Park. Registration forms and
online registration are avail-
able now at AmeliaIsland

Overall male winner Jason
Arnold, 38, Green Cove
Springs, 18:57

S.-.i* '

Masters women's winner
Cristi Blount, 40,
Waycross, Ga., 23:01

Grand masters men's win- Grand masters women's
nor Terry Sikes, 56, winner Kathy Murray, 50,
Jacksonville, 20:03 Jacksonville, 25:59

Trot 5K
and the
start of
the one-
mile kids
fun run,


Indoor soccer, lacroseat Y
The McArthur Family YMCA is currently
registering for mini indoor soccer for ages 3-6
and lacrosse for ages 8-14 through Sept. 13.
'The season begins Oct. 9. Fees are $30 for
YMCA members and $60 for program partici-
pants. Ail supplies will be provided for both
sports. For information contact the Y at 261-
1080 or email jscott@firstcoastymca.org.

The Fernandina Beach High School vol-
leyball team is hosting the annual Mary
Eagan Dig Pink volleyball game Sept. 18
against Yulee. Game times are 5:30 p.m.
(junior varsity) and 6:30 p.m. (varsity).
The Lady Pirates will be honoring those
who have beaten or are currently fighting can-
cer before the varsity match.

BabeRuth meets
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth will hold its
annual meeting and election of officers at 6
p.m. Sept. 12. Board positions and manageri-
al positions are open. If you have an interest
in serving in any capacity, contact any board
member (contact.list at fbbrl.com) or'FBBRL
President Spurgeon Richardson at 583-2598
or spurge@libertydevelopment.com.

GoGa s

All football fans are invited to join the
Nassau County Gator Club at Beef O'Brady's
Sept. 8 to view the inaugural SEC game
between the Florida Gators and the Texas
A&M Aggies. Admission is free. Kickoff is set
for 3 p.m. For information, contact Tommy
Roberts at 277-4111.

Basethal camp
Yulee High School will holId a youth pre-
season basketball camp for girls in grades 6-
8 from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 6. Costs $25 per
player. The camp will focus on fundamentals,,
individual skills, positional play, shooting tech-
niques and conditioning. Complete an appli-
cation and return it to YHS by Sept. 28
Proceeds benefit the YHS girls basketball
team. For information, contact Coach
Dominique Cook at 225-8641, 753-2946 or

The McArthur Family YMCA is hosting its
fourth annual Y Kids Triathlon Sept 22 at 4
p.m. for children ages 4 to 13. Participants
will swim at the Y and bike and run around
the Amelia Park neighborhood. The distances
are age specific. After the triathlon, there will
be a pancake party for the entire family.
Registration includes the race, the pan-
cake party, an event T-shirt and a medal for
each participant. Cost is $25 per child and
$10 for each additional child. For information
and to register call 261-1080 or e-mail
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Join Nassau Humane Society and the
Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County to raise
funds to help support our local children and
animals. The Ben Byms 5K Runway Rally will
be held at the Femandina Beach Airport Sept.
15 at 8 a.m. This is a fun run but the top male
and female finishers will be awarded a certifi-
cate for a sightseeing flight around Amelia
Island. The run/walk must be completed by 9
a.m. Registration fee is $25. Pre-register
through Sept 12 until 5p.m. Pickup your pre-
rally packets at Current Running from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Sept. 14. Rally day registration will
be from 6:30-7:45 a.m. at the airport race site.
Pickup/drop off registration entries at
Pipeline Surf Shop, 2022 First Ave. and
Sadler Road, or Current Running, 815 S.
Eighth St. All proceeds benefit Nassau
Humane Society and the Boys and Girls
Clubs of Nassau County.

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

Fernandina Beach High School is accept-
ing nominees for the 2012 Hall of Fame
class. Criteria is for alumni and former staff
and includes excellence in athletics, one's
trade or profession or as a member of society
in the form of community service or leader-
This year's class will be.l~r~ ed at the
FBHS homecoming Oct 12.' ~bre criteria and
applications are available onlire tinder the
alumni section of www fernandlrIhigh com or
at the school. For information contact Rob
Hicks at robert, hicks@nassau.kl2.fl.us.

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

Beach Run Oc13
The fifth annual Communities In'Schools
Back to School Beach Run is Oct. 13 at 1:30
p.m. The non-competitive 5K run or 2K 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
volunteers will visit Nassau Courity schools to
provide health and fitness Information, train-
ing techniques and encouragemerit to partici-
pating students.
The Nassau County school with the most
total adult and child participants will receive a
prize of $1,000 to be used for health- or fit-
ness-related items. Last year, Callahan
Middle School took first place and Yulee
Middle won the $500 second-place prize. All

public and private K-12 schools in the county
are eligible to win.
Registration information is online at www.
ameliaisland runners.com and forms are
available at all Nassau County schools. 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
community of support to help them to suc-
ceed in school and in life. This year alone 560
youth in six Nassau schools received inten-
sive individual and small group.support and
remediation. CIS Nassau is a private nonprof-
it and is funded partially by the United Way of
Northeast Florida and The Jacksonville
Jaguars Foundation. Visit www.CISNassau.
org or contact Theresa Duncan at 321-2000.

WalktoEnd Alzheimei's


The Yulee High School volleyball team hosted Hilliard Aug. 30, left. The Yulee Lady
Hornets won both the varsity and junior varsity matches varsity in five games, jun-
ior varsity in two. The Fernandina Beach High School Lady Pirates traveled to West
Nassau Aug. 28. The FBHS varsity won in three games and the JV won in two.


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

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 profes-
sional coach Roy Benson and team cama-
raderie and the program is a great opportunity
to improve running skills.
1st Wind Runners meets Mondays at 3:30
p.m. at the Femandina Beach High School
track. Runners also have the opportunity to
run together on at least two other days during
the week. Group runs are at 6 p.m.
Wednesday at FBHS and a family fun run is
held Sunday afternoons (location to be deter-
mined). The race season runs Sept. 11
through Nov. 3
The fee is $25, which covers a dri-fit run-
ning shirt and membership in the Amelia
Island Runner's Club $10 for renewing
members. The fee will be waived for any run-
ner 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
Sa mier t 'dmaltemier@yahoo.com or-
Valerie Faltemier at valfaltemier@yahoo.com.

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

Wounded Warror8K
SWounded Warrior Project has announced
today a series of 8K runs taking place in three
U.S. cities to benefit Wounded Warriors -
Jacksonville on Sept. 8, San Antonio, Texas,
on Sept. 16 and Franklin, Tenn., on Nov. 3.
Runners are invited to experience the cama-
raderie and team spirit of training while
fundraising to support Wounded Warriors dur-
ing the WWP 8K runs. The proceeds of each
directly benefit the myriad of free programs
WWP offers Wounded Warriors nationwide
and overseas.
These programs are uniquely structured to
nurture the mind and body and encourage
economic empowerment and engagement. A
1K fun run is also offered in each city for par-
ticipants aged 12 and under.
Advance registration is $25 until one
month prior to the run and registration fee
includes race day number, timing and festivi-
ties. Registration for members of the military
is $15, with no date restrictions, and registra-
tion for the 1K fun run (ages 12 and under) Is
also $15. The first 2,000 participants regis-
tered for the WWP 8K run in Jacksonville are
guaranteed to go home with an Under
Armour running jersey.
All runners registered for the WWP 8K
Run must raise a minimum of $99 but are en-
couraged to get creative, form a team and
fundraise beyond the Individual minimum.
Once registered, participants will receive a
user name and password and a link to the
fundraising site to help create their own per-
sonal fundraising page to aid fundraising
Participants are encouraged to join or cre-
ate a team to experience firsthand the
rewards of teamwork and to help support
each other in fundraising efforts.
First-place male and fe-male times overall
will receive a special award while first-place
male and female finishers In each age divi-
sion will receive a custom award.
With activities beginning at 7 a.m. and a
race start time of 9 a.m. at The Jacksonville
Landing, the WWP 8K Run offers something
for everyone looking to have fun, get a little
competitive and support a worthy cause.
Registration fee Includes race day number,
timing and post-race festivities.
To register or learn more about sponsoring
a run, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

Sept. 13
Oct. 4
Oct. 18
Oct. 26

Sept. 7
Sept. 14
Sept, 21
Seapt. 28
Oct. 6
Oct. 12
Oct. t10
Oct 20
Nov. B

Junior Varelty Football
at Wollson
at Camden (ninth grade)
at Fernandlna Beach
Varsity Football
at South Lake
Sat Woe Nassau
at Trinity Chrletlan
at Hamllton County

Sept. 7 at Episcopal 6/7:00
Sept. 13 at Oakleaf 5:3018:30
Sept. 18 at Femandina Beach 5:30/:30
Sept. 20 BAKER COUNTY 5:3016:30
Sept, 26 at West Nassau 6/7:00
Oct. 1 at Trinity Christlan 6/7:00
Oct. 4 at Hllllard 6:30/:30
Oct. 8 at Camden County 4:165:30
Oct. 11 at Baker County 6:30/:30
Oct. 12-13 at Keytone Heights tourney
Oct. 19 OAKLEAF 6:30/:30
Junior Varetty Football
Sept. 13 at Yulee 6:00
Sept. 20 at West Nassau 7:00
Sept 27 CAMDEN COUNTY 6:30
Oct 4 EPISCOPAL 6:00
Oct. 11 BOLLES 6:00
Oct 25 YULEE 6:00
Varlty Football
Sept.14 EAGLE'S VIEW 7:30
Sept. 21 COCOA BEACH 7:30
Sept. 28 HILLIARD 730
Oct. 5 at Yuleas 7:30
Oct. 12' MATANZAS" 7:30
Oct 19 at Fort While 7:30
Nov. 2 WEST NASSAU' 7:30
Nov 9 at Oakleat 7:00
' DIstlcl" Homecoming

Cross Country
Sept. 8 Kate Caples Invlt, (BK) 7am
Sept. 15 Bob Hans Invlt. (Rldgevtew) 8am
Sept. 22 Alligator Lake Invit. am
Sept, 27 GREENWAY INVIT 4:30
Oct, 6 Ponte Vedra Invlt. 8am
Oct, 13 Bale N Trail (Bartram Trail) 8am
Oct. 25 COUNTY MEET 4:30
Nov. 1 Dlstrict 3-2A TBA
Nov. 10 Region 1-2A, Tallahassee8:30am
Nov. 17 State 2A TBA
Sept 13 at Baldwin 3:30
Sept. 16 at Blles Invitational 9am
Sept, 20 at Episcopal 4:30
Sept 27 at St. Johns Country Day 4:00
Oct. 2 BALDWIN 4:30
Oct, 4 at Bolles 4:30
Oct. 6 at FSPA Invitational, Orlando9am
Oct 9 COUNTY 4:30
Oct. 11 FLORIDA D&B 4:30
Oct. 13 COLUMBIA 9am
Oct, 18 at Florida D&B 4:30
Oct, 22-26 District 1-2A meet TBA
Sept 11 at St Marys (811 grade) 600
Sept. 18 at Camden (7 giade) 5-00
Sept,26 at Callahan 600
Oct. 2 CAMDEN 530
Oct. 9 at Camden (7th grade) 6:00
Oct, 18 YULEE 630


Quarterback Brylen Ericksen rolls out to the left Tuesday in the season opener for the
Fernandina Beach Middle School football team.

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The Fernandina Beach
Middle School Pirates opened
the 2012 football season with
a 34-6 loss to the St. Marys
eighth graders Tuesday.
St Marys scored on a 75-
yard run on the first play
from scrimmage and never
looked back, taking a 20-0
lead into halftime.
The Pirates were able to
put together a touchdown
drive in the third quarter,
capped off by a Christian
Oliver four-yard touchdown
run, but'it would not be
enough to overcome the
"St. Marys has a very
good team. When we don't
execute the fundamentals like
blocking and tackling and you
face a strong team like we
did, the game will turn out
like it did," FBMS Coach
Cam Harrison said.
Oliver had five rushes for
31 yards and the lone TD.
Robert McKinney rushed
four times for 35 yards:
Brylen Ericksen five rushes
for 10 yards; and Marshall
Thompson, four rushes for
eight yards.
McKinney and Cole
McCarthy led the defense
with six tackles apiece.
Robert Peters and Walker
Beach had three each and
Garrett Howard. had two
The Pirates get a rematch
against eighth graders
Tuesday in St. Marys, Ga.
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,Ot. 3 at Mandarin 5:30/8:30
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C00. 9 at BRshop Kenny 6:30/6:30
Oot. 17 FLEMING ISLAND 6:30/8:30
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Art Walk Saturday
Seventh Street Gallery in Fernandina
Beach invites you to a show featuring two
Florida artists: colorist and painter Kerry
Stamatin and raku potte' Lynn Merhige.
Stamatin's passion for color is expressed
in his paintings of lush landscapes of old
Florida (top left) or in the hazy blue smoke
of an aged cigar and a glass of golden
cognac. Merhige, of the Lynn Merhige
Gallery in St. Petersburg, winner of prizes
forher raku clay sculptures at both Disney .F
and the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
and juried shows around the state, brings
her unique sense of humor to the artistry of .
clay, and the unpredictability inherent in : .; ,'-. '
raku. "
The opening is Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at .
14 S. Seventh St. The historic property is not
handicap accessible. For information or
alternative viewing times, call 432-8330.
Gallery C welcomes Carol Sprovtsoff dur-
ing the Second Saturday Artrageous Art
Walk, Saturday from 5-9 p m. Sprovtsoff will
be showing watercolor paintings from her
new series, "Backyard Paintings" (top right).
Carol Winner, owner of Gallery C,
also has new beach paintings.
including "Beach Chairs," middle
right, and new block-printed
aprons and tea towels, as well as
new jewelry, mixed media and
handbags. Gallery C is open 11
a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through
Tuesday, closed Wednesday, at
218-B Ash St., up the painted
stairs. Call 583-4676.
The Island Art Aswociation
Gallery, 18 N SecondSt., "ll hdost
an open reception from 5-8 p.m.
Saturday for the Second Saturday
Artrageous ArtWalk. Featured
artist for the month of September
is Rhonda Bristol The gallery also
is showcasing its "World of books"
Nouveau Art Show and other artwork all by local artists.
The association will host a public mosaic celebration Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Education
Center on North Second Street, next to the gallery. The celebratory "thank you" is for
everyone who supported the efforts to create the colorful mosaic that graces the IAA
gallery and walls, bottom right. Food, entertainment and a "Mosaic Art Scavenger Hunt"
are planned. There is a sign-up sheet at the Island Art Association gallery or call 261-7020.
Please RSVP your plans to attend.

COA names

For the News Leader
T he Council on Aging
of Nassau has select-
ed renowned local
artist Pat Haley as
the featured artist for its 2012
Haley has donated her
painting, "Sailing Into A New
Life," (which will be the theme
for this year's gala) to the
council. The painting will be
auctioned off at the gala, being
held Sunday evening, Oct. 7 at
the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. Tickets are $125
and are available at
www.coanassau.com/gala and
by calling COA at 261-0701.
Members only may charge
their Member Accounts at
Amelia Island Club (321-5099)
and Golf Club of Amelia Island "
Haley chose to donate her
painting to the COA "because
it's something I can do. I try to
give one painting a year to a
cause I'm interested in," said
the artist. "I really believe that
organizations today are in trou-
ble in these tough economic
times. COA is a worthwhile
organization, and I have
friends whose parents have
attended the Adult Day


Local artist Pat Haley displays the oil painting she has
donated for auction at the Council on Aging's Fall Gala.

Healthcare program and really
enjoyed it."
In Haley's own words, "It's

Taste of Amelia

set for Oct. 19
The 21st annual The Taste of Amelia Island,"
a culinary fair to benefit the Nassau County
Volunteer Center, will be held on Friday, Oct. 19
at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Ballroom.
The theme this year is "Celebrate Autumn on
Amelia!" Numerous restaurants and wine pur-
veyors will highlight their cuisines and wines.
Cocktails will be served from 6:30-7 p.m. and the
Taste itself will be from 7-9 p.m. Semi-formal
attire is required and parking will be available.
The event will featuitI ju-i.b)y the unique
"PalmetftoCatz" and a silent auctiun Tickets are
$40 and can be purchased at various locations on
Amelia Island including Century 21 (Centre
Street); the News-Leader (511 Ash St); CBC
Bank (14th Street); First Federal Bank of Florida
(Susan Street and Sadler Road and A1A in
Yulee); Horizon's Restaurant (Palmetto Walk on
A1A);The Plantation Shop (Palmetto Walk);
VyStarCredit Union (14th Street) and the
Nassau County Volunteer Center (1303 Jasmine
St., Suite 104A).
For ticket information call 261-2771 or email
ncvcfb@aol.com. The Nassau County Volunteer
Center includes a "PayPal" option on its website,

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COA Continued on 2B

The Taste of Amelia 2012 will feature sam-
ples of island cuisine from numerous
restaurants, fine wines, music by the
"Palmetto Catz" and a silent auction.

www.volunteernassau.org, for the purchase of
tickets aswell.For updated information about the
Taste of Amelia Island and the programs of the
Volunteer Center, visit the website or Facebook


Join Nassau Humane Society and the
American Cancer Society Relay For Life at"Bark
for Life" Sept. 8 at Central Park, a noncompetitive
walk for dogs and their owners to raise funds and
awareness for the Relay For
Life and the homeless ani-
mals at NHS. Late registra- '
tion begins at 9 a.m.and
the opening ceremony 3
starts at 10 a.m. The one- A.
mile walk to downtown Biw ,-i C*
Fernandina Beach and
back begins at 10:15 a.m. Pre-registration is $20
per dog. Late registration is $25. Each dog
receives a goodie bag and bandana. Their owner
receives a T-shirt.
Register at the Nassau Humane Society Dog
Park on Airport Road. the Second Chance Resale
Store on South Eighth Street or online at
www.nassauhumanesociety.com. Contact Sandy
Balzer at 491-6146 or Becky Joyce at 614-6683
with questions.
Celebrate National Library Card Sign up
Month at the Fernandina Beach branch library.
Ms. Kate Carpenter will lead the fun with a free

concert from her new
CDrelease. Nana l
Tunes. on Sept. 13 at 6
p.m. at the library, 25
North 4th St. Nana
Tunes CD's will be:on sale during and after the
concert. For every CD sold ($10 each) $3 will be
donated to the Friends of the Library.
For questions about library card applications.
call the library at 277-7365, visit www.nas-
saureads.com:or email Michelle Forde, youth
librarian, at mfordenassaucountyfl.com.
The second annual
Amelia Island Blues
Festival is scheduled for
Sept. 14-16 at Main Beach.
Roger "Hurricane" Wilson
will open the Saturday line-
up with his "Blues in
School" program and will hang out all weekend
providing musical introductions and insight.
Blues sensation Shemekia Copeland will close
Saturday night. The festival lineup includes Sean
Chambers, Shane Dwight, J.P. Soars, The
Nouveaux Honkies and Flannel Church with
Duane Trucks,to name a few.
Passes are now available at area businesses.A

three-day pass is $40 inadvance/$50 at the gate:
Friday pass is $10/$15 at gate: Saturday pass is
$25/$30 at gate: Sunday pass ls $15/$20 at gate.
VIP passes, available online only up to three days
before the event, are $75 and include all three
days. a T-shirt and a chair near the stage. For infor-
mation visit www.ameliaislandbluesfest.com.
First Baptist Church will
host the Beth MooreLiving ,
Proof Live Simulcast Sept.15.
Moore's life-transforming
Bible study challenges and
inspires women of every age.
everywhere. Joining her at
this weekend event is acclaimed worship leader
Travis Cottrell 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 own experiences as a believer and
Inspired to magnify and strengthen your own
relationship with God.
Doors open at 9a.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.

S Educator-Business Owner-Leader

Kimberly Fahlgren for School Board District 4



FRIDAY, SlII'l;:M131R 7, 2012 LEISURE News-Leader

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Morocco Shriners
Annual Fall Arts & Crafts
Festival will be held Sept. 8
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sept.
9 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the
Morocco Shrine Center,
3800 St. Johns Bluff Road
South, Jacksonville.
Admission is $3 for adults;
children under 12 admitted
free. The Indoor air-condi-
tioned show includes ample
free parking. A host of
exhibitors will be on hand
offering unique, high quality
items for sale. For Information
call (904) 642-5200, ext. 10.
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The next Yappy Hour will
be held Sept. 12 from 6-8
p.m. at The Falcon's Neat at
OmnI Amelia Island
Plantation. Donations are
accepted for Rescuing
Animals in Nassau at all
Yappy Hours. For information
call Bark Avenue at (904) 613-

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at
the Fernandina Beach
Police Department
Community Room, 1525
Lime St. Arnold D. Weeks Jr.
will present "Genetic
Genealogy," exploring the use
of DNA testing to extend
paternal and maternal lineag-
es. He will discuss the basics
of DNA, current DNA testing
services, surname projects
and other genetic genealogy
issues. Additional topics
include the Genographic
Project, public and private
DNA databases, laws pertain-
ing to genetic information and
the rewards and risks of DNA
Weeks, a sixth-generation
Floridian, has been involved in
genealogy for over 40 years
including genetic genealogy,
family history and health and
Native American genealogy.
He has a BA in history from
UWF and a Master of Science
from Florida State. Director of
libraries in Clay County since
1987, in 2007 he became
director of Community
Services. He is a member of
the National Genealogical
Society, the Florida
Genealogical Society and the
Florida Historical Society.
Public welcome.

The Men's Newcomers,
Club of Amelia island will
hold its lunch-meeting Sept.
20 at 11:30 a.m. at the
Femandina Beach Golf
Amelia Community
Theatre will present scenes
from its 2012-13 season,
including "Deathtrap," a mur-
der 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 c6me out of
nowhere In a comic, romantic
roundelay; "Lend Me A Tenor,"
a door-slamming, dress-drop-
ping farce with mistaken Iden-
titles, operatic arias and com-
promising 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 www.mensnew

Karen's Ride to
Remember, a 75-mile motor-
cycle ride benefiting the
Walk to End Alzhelmer's,
will be held Sept. 22, start-
Ing and ending at Murray's
Grille InYulee.
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/Karens
RideToRemember. Mail pay-
ment to Jill Powers, 23615
Bahama Point, #1427,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Call Jill Powers at (904) 612-
5242 or Brystol Myers at 335-

The Femandina Beach
High School Class 1957 will
celebrate its 55th class
reunion Sept. 28-30.
Activities will accommodate
the needs of classmates.
Letters have been mailed to
each member and guests with
complete itinerary and costs.
For further questions contact

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.
A practice dance is held at
the end of the month. All lev-
els welcome. Class fee is $10
per person/$15 per couple.
For information contact Aimee
Marshall at (617) 312-1932 or


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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 cur-
tain, Call 261-6749 or pur-
chase tickets online at

Let The Part Play Youl
adult acting classes tailored
to your level of experience
will be held Sundays from
6- 8:30 p.m. starting Oct. 7,
or Tuesday noon to 2:30
p.m. starting Oct. 9, for
seven weeks, at
KinderStudlos, 1897 Island
Walkway, Fernandina Beach,
with Instructor Sinda Nichols,
(910) 616-5148. Cost Is $105.
Register by mailing
acting4all@gmail.com. Class
size limited to 10 students.
Classes Include improvisa-
tion and monologue/scene
study. Students will hone skills
In concentration, Imagination,
listening, text analysis, char-
acter development and dra-
matic action. Several texts
and play scripts will be used
during the class.
Nichols has studied acting
and directing at Michigan
State University, University of.
Minnesota (B.A.) and at Penn
State as a grad student in the
professional actor training pro-
gram. In addition to acting,
she has worked professionally
as a voice actor and story-
teller. Nichols currently tours
the one-woman show, "The
Belle of Amherst." For more
information about Nichols, go
to www.belleofamherst.org.

Joyce DeWitt, co-star of
the ABC hit comedy
"Three's Company," will
star In Sam Bobrlck's
romantic comedy,
"Remember Me," at
Alhambra Theatre & Dining,
through Oct. 7. Co-starring
Is DeWtt's niece, Katharine
"Remember Me" is a about
a couple in their early 50s who
have what
appears to
be a very
and a Very
good life.
their mar-
riage has
grown tired.
One morning while Brian is
playing tennis their lives are
turned upside down when
Mary's college boyfriend,
Peter, shows up or does
Show times are 8 p.m.
Tuesday-Sunday. Matinees
on Saturday are at 1:15 p.m.
and on Sunday at 2 p,m.
Tickets start at $42 for adults
and $35 for children and
include dinner, show and'
parking. Call (904) 641-1212
or visit www.alhambrajax.com.
"The Fantasticks" is
coming to St. Marys Little
Theatre in October. In the
beloved family musical, next-
door neighbors scheme to
make their adolescent chil-
dren fall in love with each
other in a reverse Romeo
and Juliet fashion by pre-
tending to be blood enemies,
forbidding their children to
speak to each other, and even.
building a wall between their
properties, following the phl-
losophy that 'to manipulate
children, you need merely
say no.'
Performances are Oct. 12,
13, 19,and 20 at 7 p.m. and
Oct, 21 at 2 p.m, at Theatre
by the Trax, 1100 Osborne
Road, St. Marys, Ga. Tickets
are $12 and available at the
St, Marys Welcome Center,
Cedar Oak Caf4 on Osborne
Street, and On the Green
Salon and Day Spa at the
entrance to Osprey Cove, or
by calling (912) 729-1103,

COA Continued from 1B
group is now mine I just
don't have time to join them
yet at COAl"
Haley is a member of
many professional art groups,
including First Coast Pein
Air Painters. She loves to
paint outdoors, and is usually
found outside painting with
water balloons attached to the
legs of her easel, which keeps
it from sinking in the sand.
"Every piece I create is a
memory," says Haley. 'This
oil painting was done by the
side of the pier at Fort Clinch.

Band seeks members
The Nassau Community Band. an
ensemble created to give local musiclaps 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 places, 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 Yulee Middle
School band rooni. For Information contact
Debble Vines at 556-3495 or Chuck BellnskI
at 491-5007.
Dtum crcleending
The Fernandina Beach Drum Circle is
canceled beginning, In September If a skilled
drummer would like to volunteer to facilitate
and continue the Drum Circle, call Barbara
Hill at (904) 556-3219.

St Fernandlna Beach, or call 261-9972 or
book online at www ameliarlvercrulses com
The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre
St., features Gary Ross In the piano bar
every Monday at 7 p.m.: John Springer every
Thursday at 6:30 p.m.; live entertainment
nightly. Call 432-7086. Join them on
Facebook at courtyardpubandeats.

Dog StarTavem
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St.,
G;normous J tonight; Chubby Sept. 8; Josh
Miller Blues Revue featuring "Little Mike" on
harmonica Sept. 14; and Josh Miller Blues
Revue featuring Ben Champion on Sax plus
an all star Jam Sept. 15 Every Tuesday Is
"Working Class Stiff' when thousands of vinyl
records are for sale and available to listen to.
Visit Dog Star on Facebook and
Reverbnatlon.com. Call 277-8010.
Florida House Inn
"Open Mike Night" is each Thursday from
7:30-10:30 p.m. In the Mermaid Bar with
local musician Terry Smith hosting a jam ses-
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JaZZ fesm ickS and the audience gets to hear new talent.
Tickets are now available online for the Appropriate for the whole family. No cover
2012 Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz charge. Call Smith at (904) 412-7665.
Festival Oct 7-14, featuring performances by GreL Turde
headliners David Benolt and Spyro Gyra,
Jazz violinist Doug Cameron, pianist Mike The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St.. live
Levine with the Miami VIbe, The Dynamic music. Call 321-2324.
Les DeMerle Band featuring Bonnie Eisele, Hamn had Be h Bar
plus Latin Jazz Night, Blues Night with a
wine tasting, the Dixieland Jazz Brunch, jam Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.
sessions, an All Star Smooth Jazz Brunch, Fletcher Ave., DJ Heavy Hess Sundays. Visit
Jazz In The Schools, clinics and more to be Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill
announced. All shows will be held at the Childers at bill@thepalacesaloon.com.
Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation Ib =lCooM v
unless otherwise noted. For details visit
www.amellalslandjazzfestival.com. The Ipstant Groove, featuring Lawrence
Tickets may be purchased online or at Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons
The UPS Store Island Walk Shopping and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday
Center, 277-0820, and the Chamber of night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Commerce Gateway to Amelia, 261-3248. Dress Is casual. For information call Holmes
For more Information, contact the Festival at 556-6772.
Hotline at 504-4772 or e-mail Info@amellals-
landjazzfestival.com. K
CO'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
SoUdn onCm ite Centre St, free.trivia each Monday at 7:30
&Sounds on Centre, presented by the 'p.m.; wine tasting the third Tuesday at 6.30
Historic Fernandina Business Asslation, p;m., with 10 wines for $10 along with
will feature the Beech Street Blue and cheese and crackers and live entertainment;
tonight. dart tournament every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.;
Concerts are held the first Friday of each Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7:30-11:30 p.m.; the
month from 6-8 p.m. on Centre Street "; Davis Turner Band Thursday from 8:30 pm.-
between Second and Front streets. Br a midrnght and Friday and Saturday from 8.30
chair and your dancing shoes. For bfoira- p.m.-12:30 a.m. Call 261-1000. Visit
tion or to become a sponsor contact ,iwww.okanes.com.
Madeline Richard at (904) 888-0880 or Pal Saloon
mady@GoMady.com. For the complete
schedule, visit SoMndsOnC~o treWom. The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.. live
S entertainment nightly. Call Bill Childers at
BaleOlbd 491-3832oremall
The first Camden's Historical Blc bllOthepalacesaloon,com.
College University Battle of the Bands wI be -S M
held Sept. 23 at.3 p.m, (gates open at 2. I- .S p m. s
p m.) at the Chris Gilman Football Stadium toIn Sandy otpoms alWin Bea'i'Fi"T "' T.
Kingsland, Ga., to promote unity in the'cin-' AflicanfcAe.,-live entertainment every night
munity and raise scholarship funds and and all day on the weekends; steel drum
Advanced Placement, SAT and ACTfees. band every Saturday starting at 7 p.m. See
Tickets are $12 at Camden Phaicy, the flneup online at www.sandybottdm-
Klngsland Welcome Center, KInglandCMly sanmelax;om.
Hall and online at Lovetownevents.com. ,am Sp O .
Tickets are $20 at the gate, Food wll be
available for purchase. Seabreeze Sports Bar, 2707 Sadler
'Road, inside the Days Inn, DJ Wayne

Tokyo String Quartet will retire at the col-
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 Bowman Road.
Tickets for premium seating, which
Includes a post-concert champagne recep-
tion with the artists, are $100. General
admission tickets are $50. Visit
www.alcmf.com or call 261-1779.
A jazz jam Is held at Pablos, 12 N.
Second St., Femandlna 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 emall-
ing beechflyer@bellsouth.net.
Amela Rver Cnises
Arhella River Cruises' Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday.
Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front

Visit www.stmaryslittle


One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical information
about downtown Fernandina
and a good time for all. Join
the Amella 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

Even on the hottest dlays I
find inspiration in that partic-
ular area, as I'm usually there
two or three times a week.
Painting is a' wonder ful
Haley has exhibited and
won prizes in regional and
national shows. Born in
Eastport, Maine, and spend-
ing most of her early life in
the Cape Ann region of
Northeastern Massachusetts,
she and husband Tom now
live on Amelia Island. Haley is
represented by the
Waterwheel Gallery, 819 S.,
Eighth St., Fernandina

Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher
Ave., karaoke Sundays at 9 pm. with DJ
Dave; live music in the Tiki Bar 6-10 p.m.
nightly and 1-5 p.m. weekends, reggae with
Pill Pill 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
Thursday 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.sliderssea-
side.com. Join Sliders on Facebook and
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., Larry & The Backtracks
tonight; Richard Stratton Sept. 8; NFL
Sunday Ticket Sept. 9; Richard Smith Sept.
10: Stevle "Fingerz" Sept 11; DJ Roc Sept.
12; and Andy Haney Sept. 13
Entertainment is 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday;
6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 261-

you visit as well as those you
see along your way. It's a
great way to see Femandina
and learn about its history.
Tickets are $25 per person
(must be 21, must show ID);
.tour begins at the historic train
depot in downtown
Fernandina Beach.
Reservations required.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext.105 or Thea@ameliamu-

Guests on the ghost tour
will learn Amelia Island
ghost stories as they tiptoe
through dark streets and

walk in the footsteps of a
bygone era as the past
comes alive through the
skillful storytelling of your
guide. The tour begins at 6
p.m. every Friday like clock-
work and lasts approximately
one hour. Meet your guide in
the cemetery behind St.
Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be
purchased at the Amelia
Island Museum of History for
$10/adults and $5/students,
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext. 105 or Thea@amelia
museum.org for more infor-

Beach, and Village Arts in oil because it is so appropri-
Ponte Vedra Beach. Both gal- ate as the COA sails into the
series have more of her work final phase of its construction
currently on display, project to build a New life
Preferred subjects are Center on North 14th Street.
landscapes and seascapes, in The Council on Aging is a
both oil and watercolor. She 501 (c)3 nonprofit agency that
enjoys the outdoors and the delivers services to Nassau
challenge and inspiration of County seniors in five cate-
painting on site, Whether in gories including Meals on
Florida, Georgia, New Wheels, COA Transportation,
England or other travel loca- In-Home Care and Adult
tions, she loves the process of Day Health Care, while oper-
trying to capture a scene with ating two senior recreation
a harmony of value, color and centers. It is partially funded
design, by government grants and
The COA is grateful for donations from private indi-
the donation of this particular 'viduals.




FRIDAY, St Ii MII Ii i 7,2012/News-Leader


Snakes, ponds and making room for the God of Peace

Recently a friend of mine
killed a snake; actually, two of
them. Though I realize there
may be some snake lovers out
there, my friend is not one of
them especially the venomous
kind. With his new pond' now full,
and plenty of spirited minnows
swimming around as food, the water
moccasins visiting his pond ho
doubt thought they had found a
great home. Not so.
My friend noticed the first snake
just a few weeks ago. As he was tak-
ing his daily walk around the pond,
and the snake was taking his daily
swim, when their eyes met, my
friend froze. Knowing that water
moccasins can be aggressive, he
waited to see what he would do.
Slowly, the snake slithered away

through the clear
water, disturbed,
but not about to go
looking for another
pond. My friend too
continued his walk,
determined not to
share the space.
With a toddler run-
ning around his
PULPIT house, the thought
NOTES of a viper trying to
raise his brood in
my friend's yard
Pastor just wasn't going to
Rob Goyette cut it. Now if you're
a snake, lover, this
is probably the place you should
stop reading.
With his neighbor's .22 pistol in
hand, loaded with something called

snake-shot, my friend's daily peace-
ful walks around the pond took onr a
whole new air. What he thought
would be a quick, protect the family
and get it over with process turned
into a several day event. Actually,
though he tried, just getting within
range was a challenge all its own. It
wasn't until recent heavy rains
forced him to put a larger overflow
pipe in the bank of his pond that the
hunt was over.
Attempting to let excess water
out of the pond, and to keep his min-
nows in, my friend grabbed the only
thing he had for a filter a wire
mesh minnow trap. To his delight, it
fit at the mouth of the pipe perfectly.
Little did he know just how well it
would work. The next day the snake
was in the trap!

With all my friend's efforts to
deal wilh tIhe snake on his own, God
had 'I. k i,' d a way to deal with it for
him, Interestingly, the second snake
li;i 'il -i, d up went in the trap too.
As you might imagine, nowadays the
trap is a permanent fixture in my
friend's pond.
The incident reminds me
of the Apostle Iaul's words found
in the book of Roman's: "And the
God of peace shall bruise Satan
under your feet shortly..." (Romans
According to Paul, it is the God of
peace who will put Satan under our
feet and not our own efforts. True,'
we need to be present to do our
part, but the real work, and credit,
belongs to God.
Also noteworthy is that it is the

God of peace that does it, not the
God of strife. If I've seen it once, I've
seen it a zillion times. Strife and
debate only add venom to already
poisonous situations,
Making room for the God of
Peace, on the other hand, destroys
our enemies and preserves our rela-
tionships. Though it may not, happen
immediately Paul says God will do
it "shortly" when God does do it,
it's a done deal.
In the end, I'm not sure why God
allows snakes to hang out in pleas-
ant places, the Garden of Eden ia a
good example, but perhaps it's so we
can learn to put our trust in Him and
not ourselves.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center

New schedule
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., will
begin a new service schedule
Sept. 9, with Sunday services
offered at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m.
The 9 a.m. service will be a
Folk Mass on the second and
fourth Sundays of each
month. Breakfast will be avail-
able at 8:15 a.m. each Sunday.
Christian Formation'for chil-
dren, teens and adults will be
offered at 10:15 a.m. each
Sunday. A Celtic service is
held the fourth Sunday of
each month, and a Taiz6 serv-
ice on the second Sunday. The
community is invited to join in
worship and education. For
additional information contact
the church office at 2614293
or visit stpetersparish.org.
Tuesday worship
Major Marge Strommer,
the Salvation Army's
Chaplain, wil' be back Sept. 11
for the weekly noon Tuesday
Worship Service at the
Salvation Army Hope House.
Join the group as they lift up
the nation in prayer, dig into
the Good News of the Gospel
and praise God for who He is.
Hope House is located at 410
S. Ninth St., on the corner of
Ninth and Date streets.
Beth Moore event
First Baptist Church will
host the Beth Moore Living
Proof live Simulcast Sept 15,
Moore's life-transforming
Bible study challenges and
inspires women of every age, .
everywhere. Joining her at
this weekend event is
acclaimed worship leader
Travis Cottrell and the Praise
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 own experi-
ences as a believer and
inspired to magnify and

Sunday School .................................9:30 am
Sunday Worship..............................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
Pastor:Bud Lohg
941017 Old Nasuville Rad County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034


A Congrnttlon of the Pnrebyrln Churlh In
America nBvoted to Chroit, to the fellowship A
to the OrOet omnmissNon
Worship on Sundays at 10:4B am
Nursery nd Chlldran's Church provided
Grac OGroups meet on Wednesday evenings
In Fernandina Beech, Kngsland &Yulen,
Men'a, Women' and Youth Miniltries
8430 Miner Rd., Yules
(Yule@ Middle School)


Tradhitial FmtnllyWordel ...... 30om & l1sm
C4lon rpoyaryWorship ...9:4m In Maxwell Hall
Sunday 8hoeofaor ell "ge....... 9:46ram & 11m
W ednsdaDyOlem (A*Mtyv),... lIpm-B3pm


strengthen your own relation-
ship 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 per-
son. 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 services
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 infor-
mation contact Deborah Price
at 3106060 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 din-
ner that evening. For addition-
al information contact
Deborah Price at 3106060.
RSVP deadline is Sept. 13.
New Life Christian
Fellowship, 2701 Hodges
Blvd., Jacksonville, invites all
men to its annual men's con-
ference Sept 21 and 22. This
year's conference is called
"Guy Stuff" and will talk about
just that "guy stuff." Special
guest Neil Kennedy is founder
of FiveStar Man Ministries.
He motivates men to discover
authentic manhood and a
higher level of living.
Registration is free. For infor-
mation visit www.nlcg.org.
Taiz service
Live the fall season in a
new way this year, It's not
easy to find a quiet place in

In the Heart of Fernandina
9 N. 6* Street
Dr. Waln Wesberry
Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
Youth Adults
S 261-3837
www. 1stpress-fb.com

"D)scover the DiTerelnce" at
Amelia Baptist
Pasulor Dr, H-. Neil Hcltonl
Sunday Worship Service- 10:30ami
Bible Sludy'- 9mnl
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pi
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pln
Preschool anl Children Activities
Coer of Hlunner'll a Cleirtlng Roed, lernelldinn Hllc
For More informnlioo Cll: 261-9527


'ld Schoder, P'alor
September Se Sies: rBok of/evelation:
lIncortfltgiig the Faotl
heree will he an opportunity for
healing prayer ait each ervnloe
36 Iowmnn Roatdt, 277-4414
Off A iA at entrance to Olnl Resort
Amelias Island I'linnation
ff/ookatli mlogtnss lln'pltmlttt/viehl o

today's world, but one is wait-
ing for you at St. Michael's
Catholic Church on North
Fourth and Broome streets.
Taiz6 prayer is a short service
that includes simple chants
sung repeatedly, a short peri-
od of silence for reflection and
prayers of praise and interces-
sion. St. Michael's Taiz6
ensemble invites you to attend
on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. for a half
hour of subdued music, sim-
ple prayers and blessed
silence. Stripped of distrac-
tions, you can meet yourself
and our Lord in a new way to
lead to a richer life. All are
Hunger benefit
The '50s will come alive at
the "Hunger Benefit Concert"
Sept 27 atla Tierra
SPrometida, 416 Alachua St.
(the former First Baptist
Church). Doors open at 6:30
p.m. and the concert begins at
7:30 p.m.
This concert, which bene-
fits the Interfaith Dinner
Network, features the music
of Joey & Jeanie as well as Bill
Pinkney's Original Drifters.
Tickets are $50 reserved,
$40 for balcony and unre-
served.first floor and may be
purchased at First Coast
Community Bank in
Fernandina IBach and Yule:.
, St. Peter's Episcopal Church
and Memorial United
Methodist Church. For ques-
tions call Ailene Wood at 491-
4900 or e-mail
The Solid Rock COGBF's
Silver Seniors are sponsoring
a Fashion and Dining
Extravaganza in Burns Hall of
St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach, on Oct. 27 from 6-9
p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
Proceeds will support the
Solid Rock Building Fund.
Male and female models are
needed. Contact Laura Wilson
at 225-5388 for more informa-

Rlw. Jose Kallukalem
Saturday Vig Mas 4 pm& 530 pm
S tunly 4 pm M itYulee Utied Methodist Church
Sunday Mwas Sam 10am.t 12 noon
Daily Mas 820am Mon.,We., Thurs& Fn.
6pm. -Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 600 pm; Holy Day 9: 0 am
Confession,; Saturday 3:00pm 325 pm or by appt
ParlbhOffl lc: 1-3 f u04-3~-g1
Emersncy Hambar. W-211ZN1-86

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship
".J I SAT .. .6:00 pm
SUN .9:30 am
WED .. 700 pm
Youth, Nursery
& Children' Ministries
,t,,,,h.1,. 321-2117
OnAA 1 mile west l Amella Island
Join u LIVE on the Web Sunday

New Vision
Church, UCC
Worship 'Sundp~vs
at 10:00 a 1
00714 Cimlbsar ,llqid tIn Iuirv
N'. viiar.~d ra ntt'iinil hi ,.l r I

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A fall Men's Bible Study will begin Sept. 11
at 11 a.m. in the Amelia PlantationChapel
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 at 277-4414 to join this.
fellowship of Christian men. All are welcome.
Amelia Plantation Chapel is located at 36
Bowman Road, Amelia Island. Visit
www.ameliachapel.com and www.facebook.
A new Ladies Bible Study will begin Sept.
13 at the Amelia Plantation Chapel. This 12-
week study will focus on The Epistle to the
Ephesians. The group will meet in the Chapel
Fellowship Hall each week from 10 am. 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 Mdry 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.ameliachapeLcom
and www.facebook.com/Amelia.Plantation.
Community Bible Study provides a 30-
week interdenominational Bible study for
women, men, teens and children. CBS wel-
comes those who are seeking God for the first
time and wekrimnr-. those who are seeking to
know Him more..
For more information, contact the appro-
priate 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

innovawveo.y, i Contrporary Musc,
Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
85520 Minor Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KldKrodlble Children Ministries
Meeting 0 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed, @ 6:30pm
Coneig wM Ch&&..
ConfwcfgwfnW Peyoo.

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

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

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in he Heanrt of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Ileart of All People
StIundiv New Members Clas 9 Uam.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Mtrnagt WItr.shp .10:0 a.m. every Sunday
fainedayd Noon-day Prah'r
rit'edneJdv Mid-week Service 7-9 p.e.Mlnlvstrie:
lisn .6 Ian, Coi leS. Single, South

-= thebrige
Saimil worship enter
Sunday Service ... .10:30 am
Bible Study ....... 9:30 am
Wednesday Service,.. 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, FI

and 2 Samuel.'Please call Bobbie Burch at
Register now to join a study of Rick
Warren's book, The Purpose Driven Church.
Norm Purdue, director of Fernandina
Beach's 2012 National Day of Prayer, will lead
the discussion scheduled to begin Sept. 16 at
10:30 a.m. in the Amelia Plantation Chapel
Meeting Room. Author Warren believes "for
a church to be healthy, it must become a pur-
pose-driven church, built around the five New
Testament purposes given to the church by
Join this 14-week study to learn this five-
part proven strategy for church growth. The
Purpose.Driven Church is listed in "100
Christian Books That Changed the 20th
Century." Rich Karlgaard of Forbes maga-
zine called it "the best book on entrepreneur-
ship, management and leadership in print."
Books are $10 and available at the Chapel
Register today by calling Mary at the chapel
at 277-4414.
Amelia Plantation Chapel is located at 36
Bowman Road, Amelia Island, www.ameli-
achapeLcom, www.facebook.com/Amelia.
Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. a group of
men and women from the Amelia Plantation
Chapel meet together to study the scriptures.
This fall their discussion, led by Jan and
Barney Smith, will beguided by a text written
by Watchman Nee, The Normal Christian
Life. The study was designed to allow new-
comers to join without feeling they have
missed something. If you are looking for a
deeply committed Bible study group, you w il
find it at the'chapel on Wednesday evenings
in the Chapel Board Room/Library.
Newcomers are always welcome.
Amelia Plantation Chapel is located at 36
Bowman Road, Amelia Island. Call 277-4414
or visit www.ameliachapeLcom or www.face-
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 journey into 15 of the
Psalms. Deborah Bunner and Charlotte
Collins will lead the study. All women are
invited to participate and strap on their travel-
ing shoes as they step up to a new under-
standing of these Psalms. Call 261-3837to
register. Cost for the workbook is $20, avail-
able at the church office.

Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youlh 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
86971 Harts Rd., Wat t 904226.6128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225.809

Dr. Bill Yeldell, Interim Pastor
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736 Bonnleview Road
Nursery provided
Find us on Pacebook:
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First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM'& 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Sorvlco -10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Wlslilp Sorvlca 6:00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5:00 7:00 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
Nirsury Provided
www. blackrockbapltlsl,cm

St. Peter's Episcoal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atdanflc
7:30 a.m. Service
900 a.m. Service
11:00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship -4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE 2nd Sunday

Community Baptist
85326 Winona Bayvlew Road
Yulees, FL
Bro. Hartford Peoples, Pastor
Sunday School ...... 9:45 am
Morning Worship .....1100am
Evening Worship ......6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer .....6:00 pm
Bible Study-Thursdays... 10:00 am
"SerVing the Lord with Gladness"

t La Tierra Prometida
(The Promnise Land)
Mifspanic Ministry
Sunday-I 1:00 am English
7:00 pm Spanish
Wedneseay-7:00 pm Spanish
& English
416 AlachuaStreet
(904) 349-2595

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FRIDAY, Sr:',IMBJlR 7, 2012 News-Leader

On Aug. 17, stu-
dents at Faith
Christian Academy
were surprised by
the headmaster and
office staff and
asked to join in the
celebration of the
school's 17th year
of educating chil-
dren. Singing
"Happy Birthday"
and enjoying cup-
cakes made this
surprise birthday
party quite the
experience for the
students and staff.


Scouts honor
David Beal,
together with Will
Howington and
Troop 89
Scoutmaster Dr.
Dan Matricia,
spoke to their
sponsoring organi-
zation, the
Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club.
Pictured before
the meeting are
member Jim Hook
and Beal.

The North Campus of
Florida State College at
Jacksonville will present its
10th Annual Family Literacy
Fair for residents of Duval
and Nassau counties on Sept
15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
North Campus, 4501.Capper
Road in Jacksonville (1-95 to
Dunn Avenue or 1-295 to
Dunn Avenue). It is free and
open to the public.
Enjoy free books (for all
ages), a light lunch and a
variety of fun, free and help-
ful activities designed to fos-
ter good reading habits.
College employees will be
available to advise adults and
teenagers about enrollment.
Demonstrations of Starlab,
a portable inflatable plane-
tarium manufactured by
Science First in Yulee, will
be held throughout the
event. For information call
(904) 766.6553.


FBMS volunteer

beyond generous

Stacy Harris has a passion
for working with children. She
worked as a paraprofessional in
a kindergarten class for eight
years before moving to Florida,
where she immediately began
to volunteer as a Big Sister in
the Big Brothers/Big Sisters
organization and in elementary
When she had her own chil-
dren, she became a full-time
mother and volunteer. She has
three children, all in different
schools: Fernandina Beach
High, Fernandina Beach
Middle and Emma Love Hardee
For nine years she was her
daughter's co-troop leader in
Girl Scouts and had been her
boys' Cub Scout Den Mother
for six years. In the summers
she helps organize and run Cub.
Scout camps, which alone take
up 140 hours.
Throughout the year she
organizes and attends camping
trips, spending about 500 hours
on these activities in the last
year and a half Den meetings,
Cuborees and other scouting
tasks consume another 700-plus
hours. She also teaches Bible
school at two different church-
es in the summers.
For the last five years Harris
has worked on various schools'

The schools all agree
that Stacy Harris
should be on their

PTO (Parent Teacher
Organization) boards. In 2010-
11 she was the PTO president at
Emma Love, and in 2011-12 she
was the co-president of
Fernandina Beach Middle
School's PTO. She literally spent
hundreds of hours at FBMS.
Somehow she also found time to
work at the high school as
the co-chair volunteer coordi-
At FBMS, she has been an
integral part of the school's
Desserts of Amelia yearly
fundraiser, which gives money
to teachers for their classrooms.
She spends the entire month of
January at FBMS planning the
event, soliciting donations from
local businesses and selling tick-
She jokes that she is rarely at
home, and the schools all agree
that she should be on their pay-
rolls. There is no doubt that
Nassau County is a much better
community for her presence
and generous spirit!

Students Who Care

essay contest opens
JACKSONVILLE Scot goals," says Ackerman.
Ackerman, MD, medical direc- The contest asks students
tor of First Coast Oncology, towriteabout a timetheydecid-
announces this year's topic for ed to do good even when others
the Students Who Care Essay around them were not. Did
Contest: Being Good + Doing your choice make a difference?
Good Being Happy. Did it influence others? What
High school students from lessons did you learn in that
Duval and Nassau counties can situation and how will affect
enter for a chance to win a lap- your. future?
top in reward for their good One winner will be selected
deeds. from each county and award-
Every day good deedit i ed aMecBookiat-a 's9hoolI
unnoticed and often unre~i;d- assembly in-front of' their
ed. This contest supports the peers.
children in our community and For more information about
encourages them to make the the essay contest visit
right choices. www.FirstCoastOncology.com
"I believe that children or contact Director of
deserve assistance and encour- Communications Michele Katz
agement when it comes to mak- at (904) 880-5522. The deadline
ing the right choices. They also for submissions is Oct. 30.
deserve reinforcement in deter- Essays can be submitted direct-
mining a course of action to ly online at the web address
responsibly achieve their listed above.


School bash
Faith Christian Academy
will hold a Back to School
Bash Sept. 10 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Please attend, meet the faculty
and staff, enjoy free food and
delicious desserts and jump
around in the bounce houses.
Faith Christian offers classes
to students in VPK through
eighth grade and is located at
96282 Brady Point Rpad, just
west of the Shave Bridge. Call
321-2137 to set up a free edu-
cational success consultation
with the headmaster.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen Court
will be held Sept. 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.
Call Griffin at 5484600.
ACT exam
Registration is now open
for the Oct. 27 ACT college
readiness exam. Students
must register by Sept. 21 at
www.actstudent.org or by
mail. Paper registration forms
may be obtained from school
counselor offices or by
requesting a registration pack-
et from ACT.
The cost for the ACT test
(with no writing test) is $35.
The cost for the ACT Plus
Writing is $50.50. Fee waivers
are available to qualified stu-
dents who can't afford the reg-
istration fee. Students should
apply for a fee waiver through
their school counselor's office.
The website also offers

helpful information, free sam-
ple questions, complete prac-
tice tests and inexpensive test ,
prep materials.
Astro challenge
Student team registration
for the second annual Florida
Astronaut Challenge is now
open to high school students
across the state (grades 9
through 12). The challenge is
an opportunity for students to
showcase their knowledge of
science, technology, mathe-
matics and engineering
through team-oriented experi-
ments and challenges.
The application deadline
for the regional qualifier exam
is Sept. 28. Seven five-person
teams will be selected from
the top scorers of the regional
qualifier competition. The
exam will be given at three
locations in Florida. Students
will respond to 100 multiple-
choice questions based on the
Student Astronaut Challenge
Manual. They will compete as
a five-person team, taking a
different version of the test
individually and then one com-
posite score will be produced
from the average scores of
team members.
Teams that qualify will con-
tend for first place at the state-
level competition March 8-10
in Tallahassee, where stu-
dents will bring their experi-
ments to life using a mobile
NASA space shuttle flight sim-
ulator developed and con-
structed by Florida State
University Lab School. To reg-
ister with your team visit
www. astronautchallenge.com.
For updates visit www.fldoe.
Nanny on Call, LLC offers
classes that promote individu-
ality, creativity and positive
thinking while focusing on
team concepts and even potly
training for toddlers up to
three years old. Space is limit-
ed. Call Miss Deann at 277-
3093 for information.

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Arts fair
An arts and crafts fair for
local artists and craftspeople
to showcase their talents will
be held at Deer Walk Plaza on
State Road 200 between Yulee
and Amelia Island on Sunday,
Sept. 9 from 1-5 p.m. The
event will be held the second
Sunday of each month at the
same time and place. For
information call Joe Johnson
at (904) 432-8551.
Art Workshop
Amelia Island Artists
Workshop opens its fall sea-
son with watercolorist Pat
Weaver in a three-day work-
shop for beginner to
advanced that will cover mix-
ing color using limited
palettes and include Alla
Prina painting, a simplified
way to draw and an uncompli-
cated approach to composi-
tion and design.
Weaver has taught
throughout the U.S., Italy,
France, Mexico and the
Caribbean. The class is Sept.
14-16 and costs $325. Contact
Sandra Baker-Hinton at 491-
8040 during regular business
hours or at 557-1195, or Miko-
lean Longacre at 415-3900.
Sewing classes
Christy Woods will teach a
beginning sewing class,
"Decorative Throw Pillow,"
beginning Sept 17 at the
Island Art Association, 18 N.
Second St The class will meet
Monday from 6-9 p.m. for six
classes. Fee is $60 plus the
cost of supplies. Participants
must bring their own portable
sewing machine. To register
contact Christy at 583-2012
The Island Art
Association, a cooperative,
nonprofit organization devel-
oped to sustain interest,
appreciation, and enjoyment
in and of the visual arts, has
over 150 members and is
located at 18 N. Second St.
Current events include:
Nouveau Art juried exhi-
bition "World of Books" -
through September, Jane
Carrington, Best of Show win-
First Coast Community
Bank Satellite Gallery, fea-
tured artistsi.Bonnie Camel-
ron, Steve Leimberg, S&man -
Henderson and Andrea
The next Nouveau Art
exhibition will have the theme
"Fantastic Florida."
Submissions for this show
will be accepted from 9 am.-
noon Oct 1. Each show lasts
for two months and is open to
all artists and all mediums.
IAA membership'is not

Mexican fiesta

at the Cummer

The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens is hosting a
Mexican Fiesta in the gardens
on Sept. 14 from 7-9 p.m. to cel-
ebrate Miradas: Ancient Roots
in Modern and Contemporary
Mexican Art: Works from the
Bank of America Collection.
Enjoy a magical evening in
The Cummer Gardens, 829
Riverside Ave.,Jacksonville, fea-
turing a dance performance by
ballet folkloric group, Mexico
en la Piel, and music by Goliath
Flores and Mariachi group,
Mariachi Nuevo Guadalajara.
TreeCup Caf6 will have tra-
ditional Mexican fare along with
beer and wine for purchase, but
guests are welcome to pack a
picnic. Guests can leave the
chairs, blankets and picnic bas-
ket at home and opt for a
reserved table which seats 10
people and includes a gourmet
Mexican Picnic Dinner pre-
pared by TreeCup Caf6;
Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Cost is $10 for members, $20
all others, or $400 for a reserved
table. To purchase tickets or for
more information, call (904)
899-6004 or visit www.Cum-
The exhibition, on view
through Sept. 16, highlights a
unique survey of Mexican art
composed of nearly 100 paint-
ings, prints and photographs

created from the 1920s through
the first decade of this century.
Drawn from the collection
of Bank of America, one of the
leading corporate art collections
in the United States, and curat-
ed by Cesareo Moreno of the
Museum of Mexican Art in
Chicago, the exhibition features
works by noted Mexican artists
Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Gunther
S (erzso, Gabriel Orozco, Diego
Rivera, Rufino Tamayo and
David Alfaro Siqueiros, as well
as Mexican-American artists
Robert Graham, Judithe
Hernandez and Roberto Juarez.

required, For infor'matiion
visit www.islandartorg.

The Education Center next
to the Island Art A-.-c. iiat,
Gallery, 18 N. Second St,,
Fernandina Beach, is offering
a variety )f art courses for
late August into October lFor
those who have always want-
ed to try a specific arl medi-
unm, this is a chance to learn
and enjoy.
Sept. 21: Learn How to
Sculpt Workshop 2, 10 a.m.-
2 p.m., with Charles (Chuck)
Oldham, voted 1 of 8 "Titans
of Bronze" by Arizona Art Life
Magazine. Modeling clay,
tools and workshop materials
included in course fee of $95,

Contact (ldham at whalisas-
culplture@gmail.com or (904)
Sept. 28: Plaster Mold
Making Workshop #1, intro-
duction to Plaster
Moldmaking. Itcarn how to
set up mold walls, prepare the
model, mix and pour the plas-
ter. Fee $95, 2 hours. Contact
Charles Oldham whatisas-
culpturc@Kmail.com or (904)
Oct. 5, 6 and 7: Plin Air
Workshopwith lIarry Moore,
painting outside focusing on
drawing, value, color, sketch-
es and idea development.
Demonstration by lirry each
morning. Class size limited to
15. Contact www.larry-

imoorest(iudlios.com I/amclia-
Oct. 6: Painling
I 'llhi 'falj'lni by I arry
Moore at 6 p.m. at the IAA
Education Center. Fee is $35
for IAA nmeinbers/$50 non-
mn(eibers. Contact larry@lar-
rymolorestltdios.com 0or call
(407) 222-8585,
For more information con-
tact the Art Edulcation Center
director for the Island Art
Association, Susan Sellner, at
261-5160 or susan@isusansell-
Free demonstration
The Plantation Artists'
Guild and Gallery will feature
nationally known artist and

owner -
Course in
a free demonstration Oct. 29
at 2 p.m. at the gallery, 94
Amelia Village Circle in the
Spa & Shops. Corse paints in
oils using brushes and palette
knives. She recently spon-
sored the Women Painters of
the SNul I 1,-.t members' show
with $6,0(X) in prize money
from leading art magazines.
In past years she has held
major shows representing
artists from across the coun-
try. Corse also presents a full
schedule of workshops

throughout Iie year, fealurini
Itacher/artists using Various
mediums. The Corse (;Illlery
features many well-known
southeast artists, RSVP to the
gallery at 432-1750 to attend
lhe demonstration. Visil
Sketching classes
Sketch outdoors down-
town with William Maurer(
every Thursday at 9 a.m.
Meet at the Amelia Island
Coffee Shop. Watercolor
painting classes with Maurer
are every Friday from 10 a.rn.-
12:30 p.m. at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church. Call Bill al
261-8276 for information.
Beginner's welcome,


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Fair Housing Act, which make's it
illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national orgin, or the Intention to
make any such preference,
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The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which Is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
Informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against In
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
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HUD 1(800)669-9777. or for
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CENTER looking for certified Pilates
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the equipment, & some mat classes,
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Landscape Maintenance Supervisor
will lead a crew providing weekly
landscape, maintenance services to our
commercial and residential customers.
Full-time, year-round employment,
Should have strong leadership, training
and communication capabilities as well
as in-depth horticultural knowledge.
Ability to speak English and Spanish a
plus. A degree in landscape manage-
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Irrigation Technician position
requires experience In installation,
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sale on our patio--gift Items, jewelry,
Christmas and more, Sat., 9/8, 8am to
2pm. Southern Touch, comer 3rd and
Centre. 261-5377

SAT. 9/8, 8AM 95561 Sonoma Dr.
Girls clothes sz. 24mos-2T, toys boy's
bike, full size mattress w/ralls, clothes,
household Items. Old Nassauville Rd. to
Woodbrldge Pkwy. to back of

MOVING All goes (even if ralningl).
Cheapl Furniture, clothing, books, kids,
garden, plants, kitchen, etc. Fri. &
Sat., 8am. 1401 Fountain Dr.

GIANT YARD SALE Sat. 9/8, 8am.
Lofton Creek subd., 83041 St. Mark
Dr., Yule,. Furniture, exercise equip-
ment, small appliances, home &
holiday decor, area rugs, books, kid's
stuff, games, & more.

MOVING SALE Almost everything
goes: boat, pool, tools, shed, lots of
men, women, teenage stuff. Over 20
years of stuff. 85177 Lina Rd.,
Nassauvllle, off Mobley Heights.
Thurs., Fri., & Sat., 8am-3pm.

MOVING SALE Furniture, tools,
home decor, holiday decorations, 80cc
dirt bike, sporting goods, women's,
men's and boy's clothing, outdoor
furniture, plants & morell.-Don't miss
this one. 96003 Skipper Ln., off
Barnwell Rd. Parking along Bamwell,
yard sale on dead end street. FrI. 9/7 &
Sat. 9/8.

MOVING SALE! Furniture, steel bunk
bed, dishes, large framed art, D/R
hutch/buffet, household Items. Free
dog to good home. Spanish Oaks
subd., 95093 Twin Oaks Ln. Sat. 9/8,
8am-lpm. '

3R DESIGNER 3EANS Abercromble
& Fitch, Hollister, Rock n' Republic,
American Eagle, etc. Can see & try on.
In woodbrldge. Call (904)535-9848

One year old, like new, $250. Call

BUNK BED Top twin bed w/mattress,
bottom Is futon that makes Into a full
size bed. Less than 1 yr old. Good
condition. $150. (904)277-6772

acre In Yulee area. $800/rh0. + $500
dep. + electric bill, Call (478)363-1066
after 6pm..
2007 4BR/2BA on 1' acre; Move In
condition. Owner financing., Call,

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

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

97119 DIAMOND ST. 3/2 DWMH.
Comer lot, fenced back, $950/mo. Nick
Deonas Realty, (904)277-0006.
3BR/2BA Doublewlde Nassauville,
W/D, garbage svc., CH&A, new kitchen.
$700/mo. + $400 dep. + electric bill.
NICE 3BR/2BA SW In Yulee. Wood
kitchen cab., SS appliances. $750/mo.
Water Inc. Possible RTO. Call (904)
ON ISLAND In park, dean & remod-
eled 2/1 & 3/2 SWMH starting $165
wk/$660 mo. + dep. Utilities available.
Call for details (904)261-5034.

855 Apartments
f, urnished
AT BEACH 1BR, Incl. utils, Long
term. Starting $185/wk, $795/Jnio 4
dep. Also N. 14th apt, & 3/2 mobile In
park. Avail now. For details 261-5034.

.MINT Includes all utilities, 1233 N.
Pletcher, Open House Saturday,
September 8th, 9-12, $775/mo. Single
- $800 mo. Double occupancy. Deposit
,and lease required. No Smoking, Call
912-816-8491 for more Info,

APT. Tile throughout, central AC DW,
W/D. 927 N. Fletcher Ave, down.
$995/mo. + deposit. (904)386-1005

vated, painted, & tiled. 1BR/1BA w/.
bonus room for office or 2nd bedroom.
Garage, W/D, ceiling fans. $950/mo. +
$950 sec. dep. (904)277-4851

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

857 ondosiFurnished
VILLA at AI.P. Pool. Service
animals only. One year lease,
$1200/mo. + utilities. (904)491-5906

RV to live on a campground for $425/ FERN. BEACH 3BR/2BA condo w/
mo. All utilities included. Ask about garage. Gated community near schools
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577. & shopping. Fully equipped kitchen,
W/D. $1100/mo. Call (904)507-9162
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIFi Induded. (904)225-5577. MINNIE,.

3J1RK/l APARMRIPIE availaqle in
great downtown location. Semi-furnish-
ed, office, WIFI and utilities Included.
Adjacent to the Hampton Inn and
Suites, 19 South 2nd St., Ferandlna
Beach. Lease and references required.
$1600/month. Contact Bob Ramshaw
at 904-557-2106.

the ocean from your 2BR/28A fully
restored & furnished home. Must be
seen to be appreciated. Call 261-
6227 to schedule an appointment.

$19.99/mo. for DISH for 12 mos. Call
today &ask about next day Installation
(800)336-7043. ANF

GIGANTIC AUCTION 9/12-13. 3475
Ashley Rd, Montgomery, AL Crawler
tractors & loaders, hydraulic excavat-
ors, articulatig dumps, rol-offs &
truck-tractors, motor scrapers &
graders, loader backhoes, wheel load-
ers, forldlfts, trenchers, steers,
paving & compaction, rollers, tri- e
tandem & single axle dumps, cowboys,
skidders, feller bunchers, log lboaers & '* -
tralers, farm tractors, travel trailers. ur. . W04i N45-2P22 --1-2**
over 800 O rtes wl be sok For detal Ok 37149 Clody Crde Hiiard, FL
visit www.Jmwrood.con. I.M. Wood
Auction Co., Inc. (334)264-3265. Alin.-Frl. 8:30-5:30
Bryant Wood Al + ANF Aparments Sal./Sun. by Apptl

860 Homes-Unfurnished
2-story 4BR/2.5BA ,home off Island.
Lease or lease purchase considered,
$1250/mo, Call Greg at 556-2573,

861 Vacation Rentals CURTISS H.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre, Real Es-ate Inc.
Realtor, for special rates. .eal state, Inc.
www.ldsekrrGrra lel ,Ltatecm

4BR/2BA $1250/mo. + deposit. VACATION CHALET In N. Carolina
Service animals only, Hickory Village Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
Sercel ( nmaln904)4 only. r (904)4 0 furnished, majestic views, Peaceful
Call (904)415-6922 or (90449110 $495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.

FOR RENT By Owner 38R/21A, Car-
tesian Point, Yulec. Fenced backyard,
deck, hot tub, $1200/mo. (904)753-
7091 or email: kmurallo@(bellsouth,net

863 Of ice

4BR/3BA HOME In Amelia National, Office Space All utilities, CAM, & tax
Separate LR/DR/GR. Golf & water Included. 2 rooms, 370sf. $695, Call
Views. $1750/mo. (904)335-0583. (904)753-0117.

RED BARN" 86074 Peoples Rd. CHA
clean & bright. Go look around. (904)
607-3121. $795.
NICE 3BR/2BA HOUSE on large lot
off Island. $950/mo. Call Greg (904)
3BR/2BA Al home. Fenced yard, tile
floors, 2-car garage. Pets ok. $1,400/
mo. 1 yr lease. 1st, last & dep req'd.
(858)354-8221 or (503)781-0752,

FOR RENT 3BR/2BA at Flora Parke.
$1300/mo. Lawn care Included. Call
Linda (321)231-3888.
ON ISLAND 4BR/3BA, 2800 sf split
plan with pool. One block to beach.
Available now with 12 month or longer
lease. Includes pool & lawn service.
$1975/mo. (904)556-2929;

space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room & security. For Info call
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance, (904)557-5644
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The food pantry needt donation. of
nan.perihible food lemon all year round.
lor more informallon, call: 904,261,7000

S3423 S. Fletcher Avenue-2BR/IBA across
from 'the beach. Nice Deck, Furnished
with washer and dryer. $1000/mo utilities.
*514 S. 14th Street 3BR/IBA. Nice large
fenced yard. Available Sept I st. $950Jmo
*76129 Long Pond Loop 3BR/2BA 1723
sq.ft $1,200 plus utilities
*2BR/IBA furnished 1801 S.FletcherAve.
$1,650/mo. includes most utilities, water,
sewer, garbage, cable and internet.
Available lateAugust.
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 sqaft. Great for showroom
or office space,$1,350 a month +tax and
utilities, .
* 3032 S. 8t Street, 850 sq.ft. office/retail
space +18,00 sq. ft. fenced outdoor are
$2,500+ tax and utilities.
*Amelia Park Unit B small office (2
rooms) with bath, 576 sq. ft $1050/mo. +
sales tax.
*Five Points Village 1,200 sq. ftAIA/S 8th
St. exposure Great for retail, services,or
office. $1,200/mo +sales tax.
*Amelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) 910
approx. sq.ft, 3 offices, reception area,
kitchen and bathroom. $1450/mo. + utili-
*1839 S. 8th St adjacent to Huddle Houxe,
1,800' sq.ft $1700/mo. lease + tax. Sale
also considered.

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the Portside community. Hardwood and tile
flooring throughout the living areas. Large Living
Room with Fireplacel Formal Dining Room.
Kitchen with Butler's pantry and Corian counter
tops. Well sized Master Suite with separate Garden
Tub and Shower. Screened Lanai. Pets ok. On
Island. $1,750/mo.
1549 Geddes Lane 2120 sf. 3BR/2.5BA furnished
town home in the Amelia Park neighborhood. Open
two story floor plan with kitchen overlooking family
area. Pets ok. On Island. $l,650/mo.
3050 Robert Oliver Avenue 1820 sf. 3BR/2BA
Island home on an extra large corer lot. Great
Room with a fireplace, large ear in kitchen and stone
patio. No Pets. On Island. $1,500/mo.
3322 Fairway Oaks 1,456 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni
Amelia Island Plantation villa located on the
Fairway. Recently remodeled with updated Kitchen
and 'appliances. Generous living spaces with
Living/Dining Room combined. Master suite with
private bath. Optional AIP membership available.
Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On Island. $1395/mo.
225 Lighthouse Cr 1568 sf. 3BR/2BA North end
home off of Atlantic. Large Living Room with
Fireplace and built in bookcases.Kitchen'
overlooking living area and has lots of cabinets and
a'built in microwave. Master suite features a
bathroom with gardentub and separate shower. Nice
backyard and two car garage. Pets ok. On Island.
710 N 15th Street 1460 sf. 3BR/2BA North end
Amelia Island home. Large Family Room with
Fireplace thai opens up to the Dining Room and
Kitchen with Breakfast area. Master Suite with,
standing shower. Large deck outback overlooking
two patio areas. iTo car garage. \Vdiher & Dryer.
Pets ok. On Island. $1,250/mo.

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76015 Deerwood Dr 1858 sf. 3BR/28A house in
Timbercreek Plantation. Corner lot with large backyard.
Custom paint throughout. Upgraded Kitchen width tile
floors. Huge Master Suite with separate tub & shower.
SIrrigation & security systems. Dogs ok. Off Island.
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.
86706 Cartesiani Pointe Drive 1942 sf. 3BR/2BA
Florida style home in Cartesian Pointe in Yulee. Large
kitchen with center island. Master suite with double
vanity and garden tub. Pets ok. Off 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, Kirchen, Dining
Room and Porch. Living Room features a wood burning
fireplace with stone surround! Large open Kitchen with
Breakfast bar overlooks Dining and Living areas. Large
screened porch overlooks the lake and has a dedicated
storage room Pets ok. Off Island. $995/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. $800/mo,
229A S Fletcher Avenue 768 sf. 2BR/1BA beach
duplex across from a beach access. Eat in kitchen. Short
walk to main beach. Pets ok. On Island. $800/tho.

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