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Hero's Run honors the fallen

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The runner with the most dog
tags will receive the Hero's Run

When Julie Bargeron's son Kelly Mixon was
killed in Afghanistan on Dec. 8, 2010, the
grieving mother was touched by the
response of her community as people
stood on the sides of the road on the freezing, foggy
night Kelly's body came home.
"They stood with their hands over their hearts, some
holding flags, some even saluting this brave soldier who
was willing to do the job very few are," recalled
"I've never seen anything like it before, and I hope to
never again ... ihat we don't have to suffer through
another casualty of war. It came home to us in the form
of a flag-draped coffin and we all felt the pain together."
Since that time Bargeron has received a great deal of
support from other Gold Star parents, whose sons aind
daughters have been lost while serving our country.
As a way to honor those fallen heroes, Bargeron is
now the driving force behind "A Hero's Run," a 5K

M walk/run on Saturday, Oct. 27 spon-
sored by. Mothers of America's
Military Fallen.
"Fundraisers like this make it possi-
ble to continue supporting deployed
American troops, Gold Star families
Sand to honor the fallen," said
Bargeron, who hopes to make this an
annual event.
Mixon Two Mothers of America's Military
---- Fallen board members originally pro-
posed the idea and Bargeron went to
work researching what it would take to have a success-.
ful run. ,
"In my quest for knowledge, I've asked what feels
like a million questions, between runners' experiences
at races to what kind ofT-shirts they prefer."
She credits John McBrearty of Amelia Island
Runners with being particularly helpful and patient as
she put the event together.
RUN Continued on 3A .

The logo, a replica of a tattoo
Kelly Mixon had on his chest,
depicts his love of seafood, the
Florida Keys and country.

Council on Aging

asks county for

14th Street site

With fundraising efforts for a new
senior center lagging, the Council on
Aging has asked the Nassau County
Commission to deed over the 14th
Street site of the former county hos-
pital so it can use the property as col-
lateral for a loan.
The Council on Aging is $2.4 mil-
lion short of its goal to finance con-
struction of the new facility where
Humphreys Memorial Hospital and
then a county building once stood.
Timingis an issue because the non-
profit organization aims to have the
new center built before it must vacate
its current location, owned by Baptist
Medical Center Nassau, in October
Acquiring the 14th Street property,
which the county currently leases to
the council for $1 a year, and using it
to secure a loan would be the only
way to meet that deadline, COA
Executive Director Tom Moss told
commissioners Monday.
"Our best bet is to be able to get a
loan to get this construction going,".
said Moss, "and about the only way
that we can do that, after having talked
to a couple different banks, is if we
actually own the property. And that's
what we're looking to do with your
Fran Shea, president of the coun-
cil's board of directors, said she hoped
commissioners would consider that
option, using the framework a past
commission used to give the old jail-

house property on South Third Street
to the Amelia Island Museum of
History in 1997.
"The deeding of the property will
enable us to solicit a conventional con-
struction loan to start construction."
she told commissioners. "It will also
allow COA to honor and fulfill its duty
to the senior citizens of Nassau
County, the (state) Department of
Elder Affairs and Nassau Baptist hos-
"We have been here 35 years. We
aren't going anywhere. We deliver crit-
ical services to extend life to our
Nassau. County enir,.," said hen,
who noted the Counuil on Aging had
contributed almost $60,000 to the new
center project.
Commission Chair Danny Leeper
said the commission would help the
Council on Aging in any way it could,
but commissioners could not give
away the property without exploring
the legal consequences.
"Sometimes two wrongs don't
make a right, so we've got to make
sure we do everything legally," Leeper
Under their current arrangement,
the county has agreed to lease the
property to the Council on Aging for
99 years at a cost of $1 each year. The
estimated value of the 2.5-acre prop-
erty, according to the Nassau County
Property Appraiser's website, is near-
ly $450,000.
Emphasizing the need for a new
senior center, Shea said, are the inad.
AGING Continued on 3A

FBHS librarian

encourages thinking


Fernandina Beach High School
Media Specialist Laura Casto says
librarians are the original search
"I'm not going to give you the
answer or tell you where the book is,
you have to look for it, use your mind!"
she quipped.
Casto obtained her B.A. in library
science from Florida State University,
saying she chose this line of work
because she likes organization and
doesn't like to grade papers.
But she dismisses the stereotypical
image of the librarian.

"We don't all wear glasses and say
'shhhhh!' all the time. I like to make
the media center exciting and chal-
She does this by holding book talks
and introducing students to Florida
Teen Reads.
"These are 15 books chosen by
media specialists that have been writ-
ten in the last two years, geared to
young adult readers."
Students read three books in the
voluntary program and may vote for
which of the books they enjoyed the
Recent titles have included The
FBHS Continued on 33A

Annexation bid withdrawn

A group of Amelia Island home-
owners has withdrawn its application
for annexation into the city, but could
return with another such request at
any time.
According to an email to the city
from Thomas Gambino, association
president of the Sandpiper Beach
Homes Association, the group is with-
drawing because of a "less than wel-
come attitude" from city commis-
The beachfront neighborhood
located off Souith Fletcher Avenue is
at the border of city limits.
'Even though the city leaders pro-
fes, that they are interested in annex-
ing the whole island," Gambino
writes, "their actions do not support
their piiificltion our hrme'ownera
have lost confidence in our ability to
receive an honest evaluation of our
application for annexation."
City commissioners listened to a
presentation of the potential annexa-
tion at a meeting last week, but did
not take any public comments. At the
end of the presentation, Mayor Arlene
Filkoff asked any interested citizens
to contact commissioners personally

City leaders profess they are interested in annexing
the whole island (but) their actions do not
support theirpontification.'
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about the annexation effort
"After several meetings with the
city commissioners following last
Tuesday's city commission meeting
we have come to the realization that
the city is not really interested in
annexation and therefore withdraw
the application for annexation,"
Gambino wrote in a letter to the
Sandpiper association.
"All of the commissionersare (too)
scared of not getting reelected to sup-
port our annexation applicatIoir. FOr
this-reaorr... -have decided that.wo-
must withdraw our application for
annexation into the city of Fernandina
Beach," the letter continued.
"After trying this process twice,"
Gambino wrote, "I think we have
proven that annexation is not the way
to solve our beach driving problem."
Gambino said in June the primary
purpose of the annexation was to elim-

inate beach driving. Nearby Peters
Point is one of the last places on the
island to allow vehicles on the beach.
According to city staffs report,
voluntary annexation requires 100
percent of property owners to peti-
tion the municipality. A referendum
annexation occurs when not all prop-
erty owners have petitioned for such.
It requires two public hearings and is
held among registered voters in the
area affected.
A'municipality may also have a
separate referendum with registered
voters in the city. If either vote is
against the annexation, the ordinance
does not go into effect.
With a vote against, the city cannot
consider annexation of the same area
for two years. By not taking such a
vote, annexation could be reconsid-
ANNEX Continued on 3A


Scott and Carol
Pitts prepare to
Saturday in the
Nassau Humane
Society and
American Cancer
Society Bark For
Life with their
canine companions
Betty and Lilly.
Walkers at Central
Park raised funds.
for Relay for Life
and the homeless
animals at Nassau
Humane Society.
More photos, 12A.


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Tuesday was a big day for the students at St Michael's Academy. It was the first game of the new basketball season,
but to one player, a returning seventh-grader, the day meant much more. Weeks earlier, this student asked Coach
Louis Llerandi if something special could be done before the game to recognize the historical date of September 11,
2001. Despite the fact that this student was not old enough to remember what happened to our country 11 years
ago, he lived each day acknowledging what happened on 9/11. After living overseas and growing qp every day as the
child of an active duty member of the United States Navy, he witnessed first-hand on a daily basis:why the U.S. is
called the home of the brave and the free. At the game on Tuesday at the McArthur Family YMCA, the team held a
moment of silence and a flag ceremony with the Pledge of Allegiance to recognize the events of 11 years ago. Holding
the flag, above, are returning eighth-grade basketball player Drew Gibbs and Benji White, assisted by Lt. Ted Haskell
of the Public Affairs Office at Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga., far left. Looking on are St. Michael's Academy
Principal Debra Suddarth and Coach Uerandi.

Willard "Wayne" Burnsed,
age.67, a lifelong resident of
Moniac, Georgia, passed away
September 11, 2012 at his
residence with family by his
He was born in Moniac,
Georgia, on December 30,1944
to the late Enoch Burnsed and
Ruby Raulerson Burnsed.
Wayne was a graduate of
Charlton County High School
He served in the United States
Army and retired'from Rayonier
in Fernandina Beach, FL after
37 years of dedicated work.
Wayne was of the Baptist faith
and he enjoyed hunting and
He was preceded in death
by his sister, Ester Mae Yonn;
his brother, Earl Johns; and his
son-in-law, Roger Altman.
He is survived by his loving
wife, Florence Rewis Burnsed of
Moniac, GA; his daughter,

Donna Altman (Ray Bishop);
his sons, Robert (Bonnie)
McKenzie and Willard Enoch
Burnsed; his sister, Ruth (Bill)
Bates; his brother, Wade
(Delores) Burnsed; his 5 grand-
children, David, Andrew, Kyle,
Victoria, Tara, and Collin; and
his special aunt, Ethel
Funeral Services will be held
at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral
Services Chapel on Saturday
September 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm
with Pastor Ed Cook officiat-
ing. Interment will follow at
North Prong Cemetery. The
family will receive friends today,
Friday, September 14, 2012
from 6:00-8:00 pm at the funer-
al home,
Visit www.ferreirafuner-
alservices.com to sign the fam-
ily's guest book.
V Todd Ferreira FuneralServices


Keith R. Moller, age 40, died on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Green Pine Funeral ilome
Donald L "Donnie" Jones, age 63, died on Tuesday, Sept.
11,2012. Arrangements are incomplete.
Green Pine Funeral lome
William A."Billy" Peck, age 57, formerly of Yulee, died on
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Funeral services will be held at Burke
Mortuary in Newton, N.C., on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m.
Oxley Hleard Funeral Directors

Rip current risk

elevated on coast

Florida Division of Emergency
Management reminds resi-
dents and visitors to use cau-
tion when visiting the beach as
a moderate to high risk of rip
currents is expected through
this weekend along the entire
Atlantic coast and the Florida
Panhandle coast from
Franklin County westward.
* An extended period of
onshore winds and ocean
swells will combine to produce
hazardous surf conditions on
the beaches. It is important to
remember that when red flags
are flying, beachgoers should
remain alert while visiting
these beaches.
"Wind and ocean factors
can create rough surf and dan-
gerous rip currents along
Florida's Atlantic and Gulf
coasts," said State
Meteorologist Amy Godsy.,
"Rip currents are life threat-
ening to anyone entering the
water and beachgoers should
remember to review the rip
current outlook for their area,
check the warning flag signs
before entering the water and
swim within sight of a life-'
Transit through bays and
inlets may also be hazardous

for mariners with small boats,
especially during times of out-
going tides. A Small Craft
Advisory is in effect along
Florida's Northeast and
Southeast Coasts, as well as
the coastal waters off the east-
ern Florida Panhandle.
It is.important to remem-
ber that when red flags are
flying, beachgoers should
remain alert.
A rip current is a narrow,
powerful current of water that
runs perpendicular to the
beach, out into the ocean.
These currents may extend
200 to. 2,500 feet in length,
but are typically less than 30
feet wide. Rip currents can
often move at more than 5
miles per hour and are not
always identifiable to the aver-
age beachgoer.
Before jou 'cta' t' T the
beach; check' the ,latest
National Weather Service fore-
cast for local conditions. Many
offices issue a Surf Zone
Forecast. Stay at least 100 feet
away from piers and jetties.
Permanent rip currents often
exist alongside these struc-
Be cautious. Always
assume rip currents are pres-
ent even if you don't see them.

Downtown Farmer's Market I Lunch and

(on 7th Street)


Saturday 9AM-1PM

S. ,, Freshly Baked Pita Bread
..;. to First 50

Amelia island

Market Plac


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learn event
A free screening of "The
Weight of the Nation, Part 3:
Children in Crisis," will be held
on Oct. 22 at 11:15 a.m. as part
of a "brown bag lunch and
learn" event of the Nassau
County Health Improvement
The event will take place at
the Yulee Full Service School
(Family Education Center)'
86207 Felmor Road, Yulee7-
Bring a bag lunch and enjoy the
free movie and popcorn.
The four-part HBO series
examines the scope of theobe-
sity epidemic in America and
the health consequences of
being overweight.
Feel free to stay after the
movie for the NCHIC meeting
at 1 p.m. To RSVP and for infor-
mation, call 548-1853.


S Amelia Island
50 Mosquito Control
instructed resi-
YEARS dents how to guard
..-... against mosquito-
borne encephalitis after an
outbreak in Tampa Bay.
September 13, 1962
2 The Florida
Board of ,
YEARS Colleges gave final
_.__ .. approval for estab-
lishing a campus of
the Florida Community
College at Jacksonville in
Nassau County.
September 17, 1987
O Fernandina
Beach held a
"Patriots Day
YEARS Remembrance
.___ Ceremony' down-
town to commemo-
rate the events of September

September 13, 2002

Amelia Island
Fernandina Beach

Sponsored by
The Bread Company


Wine event
ATaste of Wine by Steve
will host a "Francis Coppola
Wine Event" from 6-10 p.m.
tonight at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club. Enjoy din-
ner, two glasses of Francis
Coppola wine and entertain-
ment, including the screen-
ing of Coppola's film,
"Apocalypse Now," on a 90-
inch flat screen. There will
also be live music outside.
Children are welcome. Cost
is $20, at the golf club.
Pet food drive
Stein Mart is teaming up
with RAIN Humane Society
for a pet food drive through
Sept. 15. Bring a donation of
dog or cat food to the Stein
Mart on Sadler Road and
receive a coupon for 29 per-
cent off any one item, to be
used during the event.
Gator viewing
All football fans are invit
ed to meet at Beef O'Brady's
on South 14th Street, ..
Fernandina Beach, on Sept
15 to view the SEC game ,,
between the number 18
Florida Gators and number
23 Tennessee Volunteers.
Volunteer fans welcome also.
Admission is free. Kick-off is
set for 6:30 p.m. Watch your
local listing for time changes.
Drop by at any time to enjoy
food and drinks and root for
your team. Menu prices and
suitable sports attire.
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson Associa-
tes Inc. will hold concealed
weapon license courses at 5
p.m. Sept. 17,20,21 and 25.
A basic with defensive tactics
course will be held at 7:45
a.m. Sept. 29. For details con-
tact Belson at 491-8358, (904)
476-2037 or gbelson@bell-
south.net. Visit www.The
Confederate sons
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans will meet Sept 17 at
7 p.m. at the Pig Barbeque
Restaurant in Callahan. Steve
Fentriss will give a presenta-
tion on Civil War photo-
graphs, then and now. The
public is invited to attend.
Gator social
'Join the Nassau County
1 Gator Club and other Gators'
for a dinner and social at
O'Kanes on Centre Street,
Fernandina Beach, from 6-8
p.m. Sept 18. University of
Florida wide receiver Chris
Doering, who holds many
UF records and was an NFL
wide receiver, will speak at 7
p.m. Admission is free for
club members with cards
and $5 for non-members.
There will be raffles for
prizes and a silent auction.
All donations and collections
will go towards scholarships
and club operating expenses.
NACDAC meets
NACDAC (Nassau
Alcohol, Crime and Drug
Abatement Coalition) will
meet Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. in the
library at Fernandina Beach
High School. Gregory
Johnson with the Army
National Guard will discuss
the youth initiatives offered
by the National Guard pro-
grams in the areas of sub-
stance abuse, leadership and
education. Come and learn
how this partnership can
assist with your organization.
Visit www.nacdac.org or call
Susan Woodford at 261-5714,
ext. 2616.
Micah's meeting
Micah's Place will hold its
initial Domestic Violence
Task Force and Community
Action Team meeting for this
fiscal year on Sept 20 from
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the
David Yulee Room at the
Florida State College-
Nassau Center in Yulee.
Bring your own lunch.
This is an opportunity to
discuss how to better serve
survivors and work towards
the Micah's Place mission of
ending domestic violence in
Nassau County. Please RSVP
to 491-6364, ext. 100.

The Alzheimer's
Association Caregiver
Support Group for Nassau
County meets the third I
Thursday each month. The
next meeting will be held on
Sept. 29 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
in the conference room at
The Council on Aging. The,
meeting is open to the public
and everyone who has an
interest is invited. For Infor-
mation call Debra Domb-
kowaki, LPN, at 261-0710.
Health screenings
American Legion Post 54,

626 S. Third St., will host Life
Line Screening on Sept. 20.
Screenings identify potential
cardiovascular conditions
such as blocked arteries and
irregular heart rhythm,
abdominal aortic aneurysms
and hardening of the arteries
in the legs. A bone density
screening to assess osteo-
porosis risk is also offered
for men and women.
Packages start at $149.
All five screenings take 60-90
minutes to complete. For
information or to schedule
an appointment call.1-877-
237-1287 or visit www.lifeline-
tion is required.
Benefit ride
Karen's Ride to
Remember, a 75-mile motor-
cycle ride benefiting the
Walk to End Alzheimer's,
will be held Sept, 22, starting
and ending at Murray's
Grille in Yulee. Registration
starts at 8 a.m., with kick-
stands up at 10 a.m. There
will be drawings, prizes and
a party from 5-10 p.m. with
barbecue, bike night, live
music and silent auction.
Cost is $25 per rider,
including T-shirt, barbecue
and one grand prize entry,
Cost per passenger is $15
and includes barbecue. Extra
barbecue is $10 and T-shirts
are $15. Registration forms
are available at Murray's
Grille or visit facebook.com/
Mail payment to Jill Powers,
23615 Bahama Point, #1427,
Fernandina Beach, FL,
32034. Call Jill Powers at
(904) 612-5242 or Brystol
Myers at 335-7681.
Driver course
An AARP course for driv-
ers 50 and over will be
offered at 8:45 a.m. Sept 24
and 25 at First Presbyterian
Church, 9 N. Sixth St. Class
size is limited. You can save
on your auto insurance by
completing this course. Cost
is $12 for AARP members
and $14 for all others. Call
261-3837 to register.
Walkin' Nassau
Walkin' Nassau will hold a
walk in downtown
Fernandina Beach on Sept.
25 Meet at the, Hampton Inn
&Suites, 19 S. Second St., at
5:45 p.m. to register. The
walk will start at 6 p.m. RSVP
to Jane Bailey by Sept 21 if
you plan to join the group for
dinner after the walk at
either Pepper's or the Salty
Pelican. For information con-
tact Bailey at 261-9884 or
Kickoff breakfast
The 2012 Nassau County
United Way Kickoff will be
held Oct. 3 at 8:30 a.m. at the
Atlantic Recreation Center,
2500 Atlantic Ave.
Registration begins at 8 am.
Enjoy breakfast catered
by Bright Mornings and
learn more about how
United Way of Northeast
Florida is creating lasting
positive change in Nassau
County by focusing on the
building blocks of a better
life: education, income and
health. Meet with communi-
ty impact partners. Attire is
business casual.
RSVP to Rhoda Rush at
390-3215 or rhoda@uwnefl.
org by Sept 28.
Car show
Jacksonville Automotive
Muscle presents "Jam! Fest
2012 Car and Truck Show"
from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17 at
Rick Keffer Dodge/Chrys-
ler/Jeep on A1A in Yulee.
Open to all makes and mod-
els, the show will support
Homes for Our Troops.
Registration fee is $25 and
will be held from 8-10 a.m.
on show day. The first 50
entrants receive a goodie
bag and dash plaque. There
will be a 50/50 raffle, door
prizes, giveaways and more.
Trophy classes include Best
in Show, People's Choice,
Kid's Choice, Top 20 Cars,
first, second and tflird place
cars and trucks/SUVs. For
information go to www.jam-
Advocates wanted
Florida's Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers to join its corps of
dedicated advocates who

protect the rights of elders
who live in nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and
adult family care homes. The
program's local councils are
seeking additional volunteers
to identify, investigate and
resolve residents' concerns.
Training and certification is
To learn more call toll-
free 1-888-831-0404 or visit


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FRIDAY, SEPi'.:MIiR 14,2012 NEWS News-Leader

'Our best bet is to be able to
get a loan to get this
construction going'

AGING Continued from IA
equate facilities at the current
center. "They have one room
- it's small that they have
activities in and if you don't
want to do that activity, then
you don't show up because
that's it," she said.
In contrast, the new cen-
ter could provide as many as
nine different activity rooms,
giving seniors a choice of.
which activities they want to
engage in, Shea told commis-
The old center has fallen
into such a state of disrepair
that in the span of one week,
the sewer system backed up,
two air conditioning units
failed and a leak sprung inside
the walls, Moss said.
'That building is just falling
apart," said Moss. "We're
putting good money after
bad, or bad money after good,
however you want to frame
The Council on Aging has
leased its current site, located
at 1367 South 18th St., from
Baptist Nassau for the past
five years, but will move out in
2013 as the hospital moves for-
.ward with plans to tear down
the building and expand on-
site parking.
The Council on Aging is
not only struggling to raise
funds for a new building, but
is having difficulty funding its
current programs. It was
reported last month that the'
Council on Aging had fallen
behind on gasoline payments
to the county by $85,000.

ANNEX Continued from 1A
ered sooner.
According to Community
Development Director
Marshall McCrary, the
Sandpiper Beach group could
approach the city with anoth-
er annexation request at any
time, but added that he did
not believe that would be hap-
McCrary also said he was
grateful that Gambino and his
group "pulled the plug" early
in the effort rather than put-
ting the conifrtunity throughA
the pre-annexation process as
it did in 2008.

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Available jobs typically range
from entry-level to management
positions and there are present-
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Job seekers will be able to
view and apply for jobs by going
to www.firstcoastvirtualjob-
During the June 2012 VJF
event, there were nearly 54,000
visits to the site. It attracted
2,156 job seekers applying for
1,059 posted jobs. Employers
had 1,966 resumes to look
over, with 40 of them coming
from job seekers outside of
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manual, the VJF Handbook,
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County Manager Ted Selby
told commissioners at a pre-
vious meeting that the non-
profit, which fills its trans-
portation service vehicles at
county pumps and reimburses
the cost afterward, routinely
misses its payments.
Earlier in the year, Moss
told commissioners that the
Council on Aging would trim
its services in response to
declining revenues. The cuts
meant fewer Meals on Wheels
and bus trips and other serv-
ice reductions.
To offset budget cuts, the
organization has launched
fundraisers, such as a charity
golf tournament held in June,
a charity walk this month and
a gala next month. It even
plans to sell used medical
equipment, according to its
A new transportation cen-
ter to manage the center's
public transportation program
opened on the 14th Street
property earlier this year. The'
Council on Aging offers the
county's only public transit
program, providing daily trips
on vans and buses on sched-
uled routes along with special
routes for seniors and disabled
The council operates two
senior centers, in Fernandina
Beach and Hilliard, with adult
daycare services. It opened in
1974 and is part of a national
network of agencies, with
funding sources including fed-
eral, state and local grants plus
private donations.

County property owners,
if annexed into the city, would
have paid annual increases in
city taxes but reduced utility
The previous annexation
effort, which took four years
of efforts by the association,
was approved 3-2 by city com-
missioners in August 2008,
but was never put to referen-
dum because of legal techni-
Properties within the
annexation effort included the
Vi!la.. pof clean; ,Dunes.
Sandpipe'r each Homes and
single-family homes north of
the Villas.

'Run details
Entry by midnight Oct. 25 $25 for 5k-10 Ok run and 5k
$10 kiddie fun run, on site race day Oct. 27 $35 for
5k-10k run and 5k walk, $15 kiddie fun run.
Early check-in Is Oct 26 from 11 a m to 5 45 p.m. at
Current Running on South Eighth Street
Runners may choose additional heroes to run for at an
additional fee of $10 per name
Race-day registration is from 6-7:15 a m. Oct. 27 a; the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave
The 10K run begins at 8 a.m.; the 5K run at 8 15; the
5K walk at 8:30; and the fun run at 8 45 a.m

RUN Continued from 1A
Participants may choose
the names of heroes they
want to run for from among
the hero biographies written
by their mothers at the
MAMF website, www.moth-
ersofamf.com, or one will be
chosen for them. Their
hero's dog tag will be includ-
ed in the runner's packet
along with an event T-shirt
They may also submit the
name of a fallen hero they
have known in whose memo-
ry they wish to run.
All participants will have
their picture made wearing
their hero's dog tags and
these pictures will be sent to
the hero's mother so that
she may feel part of the
event. .
A quilt designed by
Alycia Carmin in Colorado
and sewn by Diane Keagy of
Amelia Island Quilt Guild
will be presented to the par-
ticipant wearing the most
dog tags.
The logo for the race and
T-shirts is very special
"It's a replica of the tattoo
Kelly had placed on his
chest while home on R&R,
Thanksgiving 2010. It
depicts his love of seafood,
the Florida Keys and his
pride in serving our coun-
try," said his mother.
Bargeron asked the tat-
too artist, Derek Bunkley of
Second Skin Tattoo in St.
Marys, Ga., to paint the
design for the Hero's Run
Bargeron said what she
would like people to take
away from their participation
in the run is a renewed
sense of pride in our country
and a recognition that to
date, roughly 6,400 troops

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have died in the wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan and at least
48,000 more have been
"I recently learned that
the media is calling this The
Forgotten War.' We must do
everything possible to not let
that be," she said.
On race day, runners and
walkers will travel between
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center and Fort
Clinch. An awards ceremony
will follow at the rec center. .
Sponsorships by individu-
als, businesses and corpora-
tions are enthusiastically
encouraged. '
Contact Bargeron at
(904) 468-0733 or by email at
famf.com. To learn more
about Mothers of America's
Military Fallen or to register
for the race visit the website
at mothersofamf.com or go
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Hunger Games, Twilight and
Eragon, written by a 17-year-
old author. ,
"Iast year's winner was
Maze Runner," said Casto, who
also has a book club for stu-
dents in which they read and
discuss one book each semes-
Originally from the Daytona/
and New Smyrna Beach area,
Casto has lived in Nassau

County 23 years. Leisure time
activities include going to FSU
sporting events and gardening.
She's also a graduation spon-
sor for the high school.
She shares her island
home with cat Fred -and dog
Fernandina Beach High
School is located at 435 Citrona
Drive. The library is open from
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FRIDAY, Sl',IIMlMinR 14, 2012 NIWS News-Leader

Elwell, Gass seek city commission seat

'Bringing level-headed business practicality into 'Together we can and together we will meet

the local political process is my number one goal' needs and challenges facing our community'

Fernandina Beach resident
John Campbell Elwell, has
announced plans to sqek
election to the Fernandina
Beach City Commission. He is
seeking the Group 5 seat cur-
rently held by Jeffrey Bunch,
who is not seeking another,
"I believe the city taxpayers
not only need, but deserve
someone with extensive busi-
ness knowledge representing
them," Elwell said in his cam-
paign announcement,
Elwell's resume includes 37
years in the lumber/forestry
business in various manage-
ment capacities, including sev-
eral years as director of nation-
al sales and marketing for
Rayonier, Lumber Division
where he was the recipient of
the highest Quality Award for
outstanding leadership.
"Bringing a level-headed
business practicality into the
local political process is my
number one goal," Elwell said.
With a background that

includehe brings
and iptablee-
"Changing the prevailnting
plans, budg-
eting, andl
direct line
Elwell responsibilidemonstrate that I am
well holdty, Elwellor'said
degree with a double brings a
political resume of private sector
business experience to the
"Changing the prevailing
course of continuous higher'
taxes for property and local
business owners is going to
take bold leadership, fiscal
expertise, and political
courage. I believe my back-
ground and commitment will
clearly demonstrate that I am
that leader,"he said
Elwell holds a bachelor's
degree with a double major in
political science and history as
well as a high school teacher's
certificate. His community

activities include being presi-
dent of a local homeowner's
association, serving on an advi-
sory board and serving on the
Nassau County Boys & Girls
Club board of directors. He
also volunteers for various local
youth activities and is an active
parishioner at St. Michael
Elwell has been married to
Mary, a teacher at St. Michael
Academy, fof- 20 years. He is
the father of three: daughter
Kursten, son Justin and daugh-
ter Alexandra (Ali), who
attends Fernandina Beach
High School. He is also the
grandfather of five.
"I offer the residents of
Fernandina Beach an oppor-
tunity for a new decisive voice
on the commission that deals
with issues on an objective and
practical basis. Together we
will get our. city back on track
financially without sacrificing
essential services or the qual-
ities that make Fernandina
Beach our home."

Pat Gass has qualified to
seek election to the Fernandina
Beach City Commission as one
of two challengers for the
Group 5 seat of Commissioner
Jeff Bunch, who is not seeking
Gass, a native Floridian,
came to Fernandina Beach in
1966 when her father, the late
Rev. Ralph E. (Pop) Kelley,
became the priest in charge of
St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
where she is a parishioner.
She is married, for 37 years,.
to Billy Gass and is the mother
of four adult children, Michael,
Kelley, Martha and Ross, and is
also the grandmother of five,
Brett, Abbie, Gretchen, Lydia
and Patrick,
Gass is a graduate of
Fernandina Beach High School
Class of 1073. She attended
Berea College in Berea, Ky.,
and Ithe City 'Colleges of
Chicago, where she earned her
associate degree.
Her work experience
includes lIT Rayonier as a set-

element clerk;
S St, Peter's
E. Episcopal
'. Church as
S parish secre-
tary; Nassau,
School Board
as a substi-
Gas tute teacher;
(presently Kinder-Morgan) as
office manager of Operations
Department (Stevedore
Office); and as warrant officer
for Nassau County Tax
Collector John M. Drew.
Presently she is the book-
keeper and manager of the fam-
ily restaurant, Kelley's
Courtyard Caf6 on South Third
Her community involve-
ment and volunteer experience
through the years includes: vol-
unteer coordinator for
Southside School, Fernandina
Beach Optimist Club, Duncan
Lamont Clinch Historical

Society, Fernandina Beach
Restoration Foundation,
American Legion Auxiliary
Post #54, board member of the
Friends of the Library and
member ofAIFBY Chamber of
For the past 19 years Gass
has served on the Fernandina
Beach Board of Adjustments
and presently serves as chair-
Gass said she would be a
true representative of the peo-
ple. She believes that,
"Together we can and together
we will meet the needs and
challenges facing our commu-
Contact her at 277-7987 or

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visit www.votenassauLcom
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For the News-Leader

Cherie Billings just returned
home to Amelia Island from
Tampa where she attended the
Republican National Conven-
tion as a delegate.
In answer to a question
about how she became involved
in politics, she said, "Prior to
retirement, my husband John
and I lived in California. As a
financial executive, my last
three jobs required me to work
10 to 12 hours a day, so I had no
time for politics. However,
when we moved to Amelia
Island, I wanted to learn how to
play.golf. Shirley Hargreaves
suggested that becoming
involved with the Republican
Women of Nassau County
would give me an opportunity

enjoys Republican convention in
to meet people. I started going mainly to remind and energize
to meetings. At one contentious the delegates. "We discussed
meeting, I. played a role in set- the debt crisis, the debt clock
'ling things down." -Cherie Billings and the fact that the country
Noting this, a party leader surrounded by was still without a budget.
asked Billings to become more balloons at the There were so many activities
involved, first as parliamentar- Republican going on at the same time, you
ian, then as treasurer and later Natonal could not attend them all."
as president. "Once I got Convention. However, by participatingin
involved and began to under- SUMMED these activities, she gotto meet
stand the issues, it was obvious and talk with the 'current lead-
I really could make a big dif- ed by the Florida caucus and what a delegate does, she said, ers, Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. Marco
ference." Subsequently, she was 25 chosen by the executive "We are on the convention floor Rubio, South Carolina Gov.
elected chairman of the board chairman. I applied to be and we vote on the platform, Nikki Haley, former House
Republican Party of Nassau a delegate but since there were the rules and the candidate. We speaker Newt Gingrich, UN
County. over 50 applications to the cau- became very familiar with the Ambassador John Bolton as
As to how she became a del- cus, I thought my only chance rules. For example, Ron Paul's well as Florida Chief Financial
egate, Billings said, "Because was to be picked by the execu- delegates didn't qualify to be Officer Jeff Atwater and LL. Gov
the Florida Republican Party tive board chairman, whom I recognized because he didn't Jennifer Carroll and Kevin
opted to have an early primary, knew."To her surprise, Billings win enough states." McCarthy, House Majority
they were penalized and lost was chosen by the caucus to She went to breakfasts and Whip from California.
half of their delegates. Instead of represent Congressional luncheons every day where key What was the cost of partic
100 they had 50 delegates, 25 District 4. Republicans spoke and ipation in these activities?
(one from each district) select- When asked to describe reviewed the important issues, Billings advised that a delegates

buys a pass for $350 that pro-
vides access to breakfasts,
luncheons and concerts each
day. It's an extra $400 to bring a
guest. For the big spenders,
there are special affairs that can
cost up to $25,000 to attend.
As for problems, Billings
warned, "You had to be careful
with the journalists and TV'
reporters who were looking for
something negative and would
try to trap you with a question.
For example, they asked me
how I liked traveling by bus to
the convention hall in the mid-
dle of nowhere. When I gave a
positive reply, the reporter
seemed aggravated and dis-
torted my reply in the paper
the next day."
When asked if she would
do it again, Billings said,

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Boner challenges Poynter's reelection

'We cannot sacrifice basic services while pushing

'Good government doesn't have to be expensive,

if you look for creative ways to manage'
Fernandina Beach City b u c k e d provide good food at reason-
Commissioner Tim Poynter entrenched able prices to the community.
has announced his reelection interests to Even in the face of the worst
bid for the Group 4 seat he has improve serv- economic conditions since the
held for the past three years. ices and the Great Depression, they perse-
"I believe that every city financial per- vered and expanded Caf6
commissioner has a duty to formance of Karibo while embarking on a
stand up for the long-term inter- the city's golf second successful venture:
ests of the city," he said, wantt course and Karibrew. In April of this year,
to make sure that this special Poynter marina. He they opened a third business,
place remains economically sees even Timoti's Fry Shak, just down
healthy, vibrant and attractive better per- the street. The Poynters now
for future generations. If that formance coming in the future have more than 50 employees,
means investing in things like at the marina, along with an making them one of the largest
our beaches, our neighbor- upgraded Front Street and an employers downtown,
hoods and city assets, then we attractive new waterfront park. "We have some of the best
need to find ways to do that "We have some longstand- employees in town," Tim
without crippling our citizens ing problems like the water- Poynter said. "I am very grate-
and businesses with excessive front. I want to see the city ful to them for helping us keep
taxes, fees and regulation. If we move ahead with infrastructure so many steady, satisfied cus-
don't care about our future, we impri-vements that will encour- tomers."
are in fact hanging up a going- age more private investment Poynter grew up in Cincin-
out-of-business sign on the city. downtown. And as our popula- nati, and graduated from the
I sure don't want that, and I tion ages, we must find the University of Cincinnati with a
don't think our citizens want ways to improve and invest in bachelor's degree from the
that, either." our community that don't College of Business Administra-
Known as both a creative involve placing increased tax tion. He moved to Fernandina
problem solver and a commis- burdens on our retirees." Beach in 1999 for ajob; his fam-
sioner who speaks his mind, Poynter said he also ily joined him in 2000. They
Poynter said he applies the believes'that city government have stayed because of the
same principles to running the needs to find better ways of island lifestyle and friendly com-
city as he does to his business- communicating with citizens. munity environment that they
es: good services at a reason- "Rumors have no problem get- have all have enjoyed ever
able cost. ting around this town, but since.
"Good government doesn't somehow the truth is more dif- Tim and Theresa have been
have to be expensive, if you ficult to get out. I hold town hall married over 30 years and have
look for creative ways to riman- meetings the second Wednes- four children: Tara, Bryan,Tim
age," he said. "We can't keep day of each month at 7 p.m. at and Sean, all of whom attended
doing things the same way in Caf6 Karibo. There is always a .Fernandina Beach public
these economic times and lively discussion that helps schools.
expect that our city won't suffer. me understand issues from The Poynters regularly help
The city commission and the other perspectives. We com- out local nonprofit groups. Just
city manager need to work missioners need to find more this summer their businesses
closely together to find the and varied ways to get involved contributed $1,000 to the July 4
fairest way to work with with the citizens. And people fireworks display.
our citizens so that the levels of can always find me at Caf6 If you would like to learn
service we have all come to Karibo." more about Tim Poynter and
expect can continue without Tim and Theresa, his wife his vision for Fernandina
bankrupting us. And then and business partner, first Beach, or if you would like to
we must be accountable to opened Caf6 Karibo in late get involved in his campaign,
them for every penny we 2001, just after the 9/11 disas- contact him at (904) 415-6533 or
spend." ter. Despite the resulting eco- email votetimpoynter@gmail.
Poynter said he is proud nomic downturn, they contin- com. Or just drop by Cafe
that as a commissioner he ued to focus on their.goal to Karibo for a chat.

as 'wants,' not 'needs'.'

for projects I see
Ed Boner is seeking the
Group 4 City Commission seat
in the Nov. 6 election.
"About two years ago, I
began to see a disconnect. The
commission stopped listening. I
felt my voice was being heard
less and the common sense
solutions were being over-
looked. Basic maintenance, pub-
lic safety and storm water man-
agement all took a back seat,"
Boner said in his campaign
Boner is a Fernandina
native. His family history in
Fernandina dates back to 1939
when Ed Boner, Sr. moved here
from Aberdeen, Wash., to work
with' Rayonier, where he re-
mained for 44 years. In the late
'50's, he married Vera Breland
Boner and his wife Melissa
live here with two sons, who
attend Fernandina Beach
Middle School and Emma Love
Hardee. "My wife and I are hap-
pily married and have been
together for about 18 years. I
enjoy surfing the beaches, hik-
ing the Greenway and share
your love of the history and nat-
ural beauty many of us take for
granted," he said.
Boner's campaign began in
the fall of 2011, when he began
attending commission meetings
and talking with former man-
agers, commissioners, adviso-
ry members or "anyone I felt
might offer helpful advice. After
taking the time to prepare, I
became convinced my back-
ground was ideal. Not only did
I have a history here, I saw the
island through my parent'seyes
and through my children's eyes.
My father spent time in assisted
living and my mother-in-law
lives with a handicap, so I see,
first hand, the difficulty our
older or disabled citizens face.
My children attend local

to write a website, diga footer or
replace a roof. I cannot count
how many contract or leases
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after graduating from Stetson
University, I came back to town
to work in the family broker-
"After watching meetings for
the past two years, I began to
see my background as ideal.
Most commission meetings are
concerned with land use, con-
tract negotiation or local opinion
and my background is a very
close match.
"This is your island and we
need to plan for the future. We
cannot sacrifice basic street
maintenance, public safety,
reserves, youth-sports, recre-
ation centers and basic services
like lighting, while pushing for
completion of projects I see as
'wants,'.not 'needs.' If you need
a commissioner who knows the
town, shares your view, is trans-
parent and accessible, please
lend me your support .in
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The Democratic Club of
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next dinner meeting at the
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2ia6MilW *on Road,bW **
Tuesday. The doors will open
at 6 p.m. with dinner being
served at 7. A cash bar will be
available throughout the
Gerri Chester will be the
guest speaker and will discuss
the amendments to the
Florida Constitution on the
ballot this November. This is a
change from state senate can-
didate Nancy Soderberg, who
is now scheduled to be speak-
er at the Oct. 23 meeting.
To reserve, send a check
for $15per per person, payable to
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dropped off at club headquar-
ters at Eighth and Date streets
in Fernandina Beach.
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reserve by phone or email,
contact Carla Voisard at (904)
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and staffed by volunteers from
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
through Wednesday, 9-6
Thursday and Friday and 9-2
on Saturday. Stop in and visit,
sign up to volunteer and to get
your campaign bumper stick-
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Blue Bag Lunches
Local Democrats are invit-
ed to bring a lunch to the
Democratic Club each Wed-
nesday at noon to meet togeth-
er, discuss issues and shai'e
ideas. The club is located on
the corner of Eighth and Date
streets in Fernandina Beach.
Nassau County Supervisor
of Elections Vicki P Cannon
offers the services of her
office to conduct voter regis-
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churches, businesses and
events. Contact I he Nassau
County Supervisor of
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schools, so I
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%teams for five
seasons, I
Boner know the chal-
Slenges facing
youth sports.
"As a moderator of a local
online forum, with over 1,600
members, I hear the locals'
point of view on a daily basis. By
the way, this forum's focus was
to encourage locals to Think
Globally and Buy Locally.'"
Boner currently holds an
inactive license as a state build-
ing contractor and an active
license as a real estate broker. In
the past, he was also a licensed,
mortgage broker. "I have avari-
ety of experience, with every-
thing from working in a lab at
Rayonier to pulling electrical
cable at Container (Rock Tenn'
now) to digging footers for con-
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FRIDAY, Sil;PTvMBI3: 14, 2012 News-Leader

Somewhere Else somewhere sometime

Did you know it is
against the law to
slice bread if you're
not 18 years old or
older? Me either, until I asked
Abby at the Great Harvest
Bread Co. to slice a loaf and
she politely informed me that
she couldn't because she was-
n't old enough. Dirk and Jodi
Henson, who own the bakery
and sandwich shop at 820
Sadler in the Five Points
Plaza near South 14th Street,
confirmed that their daughter
Abby was right, and she can't
use the large dough mixer
either as it and the slicer are
considered too dangerous for
minors to operate. An inter-
esting coincidence about this
Ladies Home Journal All-
American-looking family is
that all of their children, sons
Alex and Dylan and daugh-
ters Abby, Darby, and Drew
were born in alphabetical
* *
If you want to expel that
best-selling novel that's been
rattling around in your noggin
and take in some good barbe-
cue, then the place you'll want
to be Sept. 29 is the St. Peter's
Episcopal Church Campus at
801 Atlantic Ave. between 10
a.m. and 4 p.m. where more
than 40 authors will converge
under the auspices of Maggie
de Vries, owner of Centre
Street's Books Plus and local

author, for a chance to meet'
local writers and get some
free advice from these pub-
lished pros.
Not only can you meet the
writers of books with titles
that range from Peter the
Pelican and Arfie Plays Pirate
to Doppelganged and
Celebrating Marriage, but you
can get tips from them on how
to get started on writing that
book that's been bouncing
around in your head for so
many years; advice on how to
edit it and then a session on
how to get it published. And
it's all free, including a chil-
dren's activity area to keep
junior out of your hair while
you plot your literary future.
Sonny's Real Pit BBQ will
serve sandwiches, salads, hot
dogs and refreshments with
proceeds going to the Family
Resource Center of Nassau
* *
Does a round-trip boat ride
to next year's Florida-Georgia
football game, complete with
meals, live entertainment and
a full bar, appeal to you and
your friends? If so, Jimmy and
Laura Dubberly, who recently
bought out their Marker 13
Michigan partners and are in
the process of changing the
Amelia Yacht Basin open air
bar and grill's name to
"Somewhere," will be taking
bids for a ride to next year's

The City of Fernandina Beach will receive sealed proposals no
later than 2:00 p.m., October 19, 2012 for the following.
RFQ documents and specifications are available to download
from the City of Fernandina Beach website. www.fbfl.us, Bids
and Purchasing web page. Questions regarding the proposal can
be directed to Kim Briley, Deputy City Clerk at kbriley@fbfl.org
or (904) 277-7305.

game with
details on
how to get in
on the action
and how
many it can
date to come
later. The
couple plan
DAV S to moor the
WORLD 50-foot
DavidN Else," which
Scott will also
boast live
entertainment, in front of their
pub permanently as a floating
bar-restaurant, entertainment-
stage extension and make it
available for private parties,
etc. And hey, Brian Hooper, a
member of the island's famed
BBQ-ing Hooper family, has
joined the Somewhere staff
teaming up in the kitchen with
John Knudstrup to give the.
place a powerful culinary
kick. Call Somewhere about
Somewhere Else sometime at
* *
Stop by Halftime Sports
Bar & Grill and say hello to
owner Jon Walker, who is
back behind the bar following
an operation to remove a
bunch of debris, clutter, and
other unnecessary parts from
his lower abdominal area and
doesn't appear any worse for
the ordeal except just before
the operation he said he got
nervous thinking that the guy
who was about to cut into him
was the same fellow who just
a few hours earlier missed a

two-inch putt.
* *
Speaking of sports bars,
add the back room behind
Uncle Charlie's, on Second
Street North behind the
Palace Saloon, to your list of
places to watch football this
fall. Palace bartender Johnny
Miller, not one of the Palace's
two-bit beer-pouring Rob's,
gave me a tour of the attrac-
tive refurbished room with its
own bar, lots of big-screen
TVs and pointed out that it is a
non-smoking area. And if you,
like me, are a Washington
Redskins fan, you'll love the
fact that after each Redskins
touchdown Johnny plays "Hail
to the Redskins" recorded by
a symphonic orchestra and
chorus loud enough to blow
the heads off the brews of
Dogstar bartender Rob across
the street. I know where Ill be
again next Sunday! Oh, and
try the Bloody Mary specials
and $1 draft beers from noon
till 4 p.m. during all Sunday
NFL games.
* *
Most of you, with the
exception of the island's
pirates, have probably forgot-
ten that next Wednesday,
Sept. 19 is national "Talk Like
a Pirate Day," inaugurated
some 10 years ago this month
by Miami Herald syndicated
columnist Dave Barry after
meeting with the initiators of
this sacred tradition, a couple
of guys that obviously had too
much time on their hands and
too much beer in their fridge.
So, don't forget when you
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Wednesday, it's not "hello" but
Look for some interesting
menu changes at Sliders, the
iconic Fletcher Avenue ocean-
front bar and restaurant,
music venue and only island
tiki hut on the dunes, which
has landed veteran Florida
and Caribbean island chef
Michael Bennett to head up
its kitchen staff. Bennett, who
studied at the CIA- no, not
that CIA, the Culinary
Institute of America has
authored three cookbooks,
supervised posh resort hotel
.restaurants in St. Croix and
the British West Indies, hoity-
toity multimillion-dollar rev-
enue-generating eateries in
Fort Lauderdale, Miami and
Boca Raton, and has been fea-
tured in the national media
including the New York Tithes,
Zagat Review and Today
Show. Does this mean that .
wings and burgers will be
replaced by calamari with
lemon-flavored aioli and mus-
sels with mango kimchee and

the Lees stepped in to fill the
void and other vendors have
applied for stands for future
downtown Saturday markets,
and the merchants in the
Omni area appear pleased too,
so is everybody happy or is
there something I've missed?
I forgot to ask the nice young
man who holds up the "Jesus
Christ" sign and passes out
the "Get out of hell free" cards
which market he feels has the
most potential for his mes-
sage, and I doubt Felix is up
to peddling his bike all the
way to the Omni to hawk
peanuts and entertain with
this harmonica, so he stays
Personally I think if the
evangelical lad is looking for
converts he could find better
prospects if he parked himself
in front of City Hall, particu-
larly on Tuesday evenings
during city commission meet-
ings as that's when the
Pharisees, money changers
and tax collectors congregate,
isn't it?
** *

a splash of Pernod? Check There's a new face in
Chef Bennett out at www.food- Washington, D.C., that has
brats.com. unified Democrats,
*. * Republicans, independents,
It appears that there are Libertarians, etc., who are
enough farmers around to sat- slapping each other on the
isfy both of the island's farm- back and cheering in unison
ers markets. The new down- for his continued success. On
town farmers market, the just one day this remarkable,
brainchild of local pair-a-docs articulate, spiritual, polite,
(get it?), chiropractors Dr. composed young black man
Elizabeth Lee and Dr. Joseph has fused a polarized city,
Lee, got off to a fast start this bringing its citizens and visi-
past Saturday with all of the tors together in a fashion not
new merchants reportedly seen in almost 20 years of
selling out before the 1 p.m. bipartisan bickering. Meet
closing time in the same rookie quarterback Robert
North Seventh Street and Griffin III, aka RGIII, who
CentreStreet location aban- with the coolness of a 10-year
doned by the old crew, which veteran led the Washington
skedaddled with their pota- Redskins to a 40-32 victory
toes and tomatoes to the over the New Orleans Saints
Omni Amelia Island last Sunday, thus pushing poli-
Plantation, which is also tics to the sidelines and -mak-
reporting brisk business. ing the 'skins the talk of the
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The vividness

of memory
A almost everyone who was alive at
the time remembers where they
were when President John k.
Kennedy was shot. I was 13,
attending Moorestown Friends School in
New Jersey. I remember so vividly the
Quaker meeting held the day after the
event. The assembled staff and students-sat
so quietly, an occasional sniffle or muffled
sob the only sound in the meeting room.
Very few people were
moved to speak, but those
who did spoke words filled
with emotion.
In the days that fol-
lowed, my stepmother and
I watched the funeral on
television. Our silent tears
became audible when the
president's young son
NEWSa made that iconic salute as
OM his father's coffin passed.
As a 19-year-old in my
VIJE S first apartment. I huddled
-.. in front of my small black
HeaoerA s and white IV with my
henr upstairs neighbors Kathy
Perry and Paul to watch the lunar
As we watched the grainy images,
Astronaut Neil Armstrong said the words
w heard round the world and stepped off that
ladder. The three of us gasped simultane-
"Wow!" said Kathy, "I've got goose
When my neighbors went back upstairs,
I followed them out, remaining on the stoop
to gaze at the sky.
I stood there looking at the moon, filled
with wonder that a man had just walked
upon the surface of that luminous orb. I had
witnessed history and the experience would
remain etched in memory the rest of my
Other memories across the years remain
vivid -the births of my children, the early-
morning phone call notifying me of my
father's death, but no memory is as dreadful
as the events that shocked the world on
September 11, 2001.
Between jobs, I was home alone typing
up an online resume. After completing the
form, I decided to check my emaiL
I could not wrap my brain around the
image of the smoking World Trade Center
towers on my computer monitor sto I dashed
out to the living room and turned on the tel-
evision. As I stood there listening to the
commentator relay the terrible news, over-
whelming sorrow washed over me like a
"All those people! All those people!" I
repeated aloud, tears running down my
I. don't know how long I stood in front of
the 'IV set but when I finally made my way
to the couch, I remained glued there until
my husband came home from work.
We stood in the middle of our living
room, holding each other tight, knowing the
images we'd seen that day would never be
Heather A. Perry is a reporter at the


City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
Mayor Arlene Flikoff: 583-8629 (cell)
email: afilkoff@fbfl.org
Vice Mayor: Jeff Bunch: 206-9401 (cell)
email: jbunch @fbfl.org
Tim Poynter: 415-6533 (cell)
email: tpoynter@fbfl.org
Charlie Corbett: 583-1767 (cell)
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Although (to no one's fault, I was
saddened to learn that our town did
not have any form of memorial serv-
ice this year to recognize the fallen
heroes of 9/11,
While time can lessen the pain,
I think we as a nation must never
forget the heroism by so many, both
the first responders and the many
regular citizens who went to work
that day and lost their lives by help-
ing others. It is their heroism that
helps- define who we are as
If anyone is interested in helping
on a committee for 2013, I would
like to help put together a simple
service of remembrance, for any-
one who feels it is important to
come together as a community and
honor the heroes of 9/11.
Please contact me at (904) 310-
JoAnn Hertz
Fernandina Beach

Arts & CraftsFair
I'm writing in regard to the first
real Arts & Crafts Fair held on
Sunday, Sept. 9, a great success.
Thanks to the News-Leader for the
article in the paper on Sept. 7. I did-
n't know we had so many talented
people in our area. This was good
for local talent.
Twelve people have signed up
for the Oct. 14 fair on Sunday
located in Deer Walk Center on
A1A This is great for our commu-
Joe Johnson

Paint the Dumpstr
Instead of grumbling about
something (Main Beach Dumpster)
that is already in place why can't
we improve what is already there
and is not going anywhere! There
are so many wonderful artists in
our county. 'Why doesn't someone
step up and paint a "Fernandina"
theme mural. Maybe pirates, mer-
maids, shells something repre-
sentative of the area.
I would love to paint something,
but my painting abilities are limited.
My friends already know about my
artistic abilities from the early '70's
at old Yulee elementary school So
let's make something eye-appeal-
ing to make everyone happy. This
coming from a eternal libra opti-
Debra Ann McDonald

This econ
This election is about how you
want America led:
I have read a number of articles
touting the personal attributes of
the presidential candidates.
"Romney is 'sincere'" was the,
focus of a Viewpoint in the News-
Leader on Sept. 7. I believe both
candidates are sincere, but they are
sincere about vastly different
approaches to leading America. In
this election we each need to choose
based on how we want America led,
not which is most sincere. Let's look
at the two different approaches
being offered by the candidates on
several key issues.
If you:
1. Want to continue the eco-
nomic recovery and maintain reg-
ulations on Wall Street to avoid
another economic crisis.
2. Don't like starting long wars
with countries that have not
attacked us.
3. Want individuals, not govern-
ment, to make social/religious deci-
4. Want to reduce the waste in
Medicare and control increasing
health costs.
5. Want to reduce America's
reliance on oil, by supporting many
other sources of energy.
6.Want your president to be the
one who stepped up to save the
American auto industry and one
million jobs.
7. Want your commander in
chief to be the one that was respon-
sible for getting bin Laden and is
focused on getting terrorists.
Then you probably want to vote
for President Obama, because that
is his approach to leadership on
these key issues.
If you:
1. Want to remove the regula-
tions on Wall Street and go back to
the policies that led to the economic
2. Favor increasing military
expenditures to prepare for attack-
ing another country.
3. Want government, not indi-
. viduals, to make social/religious
4. Want to eliminate Medicare
by replacing it with a voucher;
which may not buy sufficient health

5. Support the "drill baby drill"
approach, and want to continue to
subsidize oil companies with' tax-
payer money.
6. Want a president that recmin-
mended letting the auto industry
go bankrupt and lose one million
American jobs.
7. Want a commander in chief
that asked for a religious deferment
to avoid Ihe Vietnam draft and serv-
ing in lthe military during that war.,
Then you probably want to vote
for Gov. Mitt Romney, because that




is his approach to leadership on
these key issues.
As a Vietnam veteran I turned
down deferment offers from the
defense industry, Which were made
to graduating electrical engineers,
so that I could do my responsibility
as an American citizen and serve
my country as many others with-
out a college education were doing.
I have a problem with a candidate
asking to be commander hi chief
of the military after asking for a
deferment to avoid serving in the
military in a time of war. I would
have thought most veterans, and
their families and friends, would
have a similar problem. However
the polls show veterans favor
Romney over Obama, perhaps
because Romney favors increased
defense spending.
Make your pick; not on which is
"sincere," since they both are sin-
cere about their different approach-
es to leading America. Make your
pick based on which approach to
leadership you want for America.
That is what this election is about,
not who is more sincere.
I believe this -hlecion will be
very, very close; nifid Fl-irilda will
likely again decide the winner; as it
did in the 2000 election by less than
600votes. Please don't let attempts
at voter suppression and negative
campaign adds by anonymous cor-
porations turn you off; turn out!
Phillip Scanlan
Amelia Island

Adult daycare
It was refreshing to receive the
News-Leader and read the many
praises for the adult day center at
the COA
In 2003, my husband Bill and I
moved from Atlanta to this beautiful
island. He had been diagnosed with
Alzheimer's dementia. At Mayo
Clinic, the diagnosis was "Lewy
Body Dementia."
This dementia was discovered
by Dr. Lewy in the 1990s. As he was
performing an autopsy on a brain,
he found a substance which was
not present in Alzheimer's nor
Parkinson's. Lewy Body Dementia
is a disease of its own with a
lifespan of eight to eight and a half
years. There are five different types
of L.B.D. It is the second most
prevalent dementia after
One Sunday after church, a
friend inquired as to Bill's health
and my caregiving, and suggested
I visit the adult clay care center for
a break.
I got directions and visited the
center the next day. My first impres-
sion was sad. As my eyes drifted
around the overstuffed room, I
noticed how little -.pac: there was to
be filled with uncomfortable stuffed
chairs needing repair, two long
tales and chars, a kitchen and an
old TV and an office in a closet. My
impression altered as Debra
Dombkowski and Kelly, her assis-
tant, greeted us with smiles and
great enthusiasm. Debra took Bill's
hand and Kelly said, "We have
a lot of fun." Bill asked if they shot
skeet and trap. All laughed, espe-
cially the bluegrass band that was
setting up.
As we left, I knew God had again
come to my rescue. The daycare
was near home; hours were flexible;
price was determined by income;
nourishing lunch was served each
day; an LPN nurse would be
caring for my husband each day
and the activi'i, planned were
numerous: a (heme party and enter-
tainment f6r all holidays, birthday
parties, and fishing at t (h new
Nassau County pavilion, Bill
enjoyed field trips to ;ia illr, the
horse rides in the carriage down-
town, visits by dogs, trips to the
park and children, Ronald
McDonald days, eIc.,
I wish Io (hank the slaff of the
clay care center because (lihey were'
really caring for boll Hill aInd mn'.

Also the city merchants, musicians
and all who shared their time and
talents, the letters published from
the caregivers and, of course, Debra
and Kelly, who do the added extras.
The adult day care center is
important to the city and the coun-
ty and there is a need for healthy as
well as sick senior citizens.
I was able to help my husband at
home six days before his death at
Rene Childress
Amelia Island

Teach the hildren
Once again it's time for our fed-
eral and state law to implement cer-
tain teachings for our children.
Please check with your teachers,
children and principals to see what
will take place to observe these
laws. This one week a year hope-,
fully will make an impression on
your children and give them insight
on our founding fathers. When
some of us went to school we had to
recite the Declaration of
Independence and now children
ithesc days couldn't recite the first
The fight for freedom came at a
great cost Men of all trades, eth-
nicities and religions cathe togeth-
er to create the Declaration of
Independence. Please take the time
out of your day to share our histo-
ry as history is forgotten more and
more into the future.
Sept. 17 is recognized in the
United States as Constitution Day
and Citizenship Day. The purpose of
Constitution Day and Citizenship
Day is to commemorate the cre-
ation and signing of the supreme
law of the land and to honor and
celebrate the privileges and respon-
sibilities of U.S. citizenship for both
native-born and naturalized citizens.
Federal law requires that all schools
receiving federal funds hold an edu-
cational program for their students
on Sept. 17 of each year.,
Celebrate Freedom Week in
Florida, the last full week of
September, must include at least
three hours of appropriate instruc-
tion in each social studies class, as
determined by the school district,
which shall include an in-depth
study of the intent, meaning and
importance of the Declaration of
Michele Kling
Liberty Dwellers

Corporal punishment
We must change our school pol-
icy regarding corporal punishment
It's unfortunate, but not sur-
prising, that the relocation of the
downtown farmers-market has gen-
erated nearly a dozen published let-
ters to the editor, yet the paddling of
our children by school officials had
only two responses. I feel the'need
to address this critical issue.
I would encourage everyone to
go back and re-read the response by
Dr. (Thomas),Washburn, in the
Aug. 29 issue of the News-Leader.
Let me be perfectly clear: I believe
that when appropriate, children
should be spanked by their parents.
I am the father of two adult chil-
dren, a boy and a girl, and I spanked
both of them. My decision was to
spank them with an open hand and
pop them on their rear end, and
never in anger. I never hit them
with a belt, a stick or told them to go
get a switch from the back yard. I
also have had a unique experience.
As' a high school teacher at
Fernandina Beach High School
over 30 years ago, I administered a
swat to a freshman boy. I gave him
a pretty hard swat and he turned
around and looked me in the eye
and said, "Coach, that was a baby
swat." I can't begin to tell you the
shame I felt; I instantly told myself
Ihat I would never do that again, to
any child or human being. It clear-
ly did not work and I realized then
that paddling a child is a lazy and

noncreative way to discipline or
motivate an individual I still see
. that student today. He is about 45
and we always have a good conver-
sation when we can.
The News-Leader article ("Local
schools spank students," Aug. 22)
stated that in 31 states paddling chil-
dren is not allowed. The reason is
that it is illegal as it is considered
child abuse. Also, most countiesin
the state of Florida no longer prac-
tice corporal punishment St. John
County, the number one educational
system in the state, reported zero
paddlings, and Duval County, which
is 10 times larger than, Nassau
County, reported zero paddlings. I
find it quite peculiar that there are
15 schools in Nassau County and 21
paddlings have occurred at four
It is time, as leaders, to change
this archaic policy. Didn't we, just
last year, have a hazing incident
regarding players paddling other
players and the coach losing his
coaching position as a result? This
seems very inconsistent and is
sending a hypocritical message.
Finally, in the News-Leader arti-
Scle/twas saiedTat tethetea o61 a
paddling could be a useful tool.
However, if a fifth grader threatens
a fourth grader, then it's called bul-
lying, which is forbidden, and we
are seeing more of bullying
behavior in our schools. I guess I
just don't get it I don't care if the
state of Florida says it is OK
to paddle our children we must
change our school board policy and
prohibit this practice in Nassau
County. I think we, as parents,
adults and leaders, should do every-
thing in our power to remove this
option of punishment as soon as
humanly possible, and absolutely
no later than the 2013 policy review
by the Nassau County School
John M. Pulice
Nassau County School
Board District 2

Beach mobility
"Stop!" the officer says.
"Why?" I reply.
'There's no more driving on the
beach at Peters Point"
This is a conversation I don't
want to have. I've lived here all of
my life and have always loved this
place for its relaxed nature and
access to the beach. Unfortunately,
there's a small group of people try-
ing to stop the access to our beach
by annexing Peters Point and the
condos and houses surrounding
that area into the city. This, in
essence, is trading our beach and
our access and ability to drive or
park on it for taxes.
There is no scenario you can
pitch to me to make me believe
that's OK-I was paralyzed in a car
accident 17 years ago, and for that
reason this is even more important
to me and others with any kind of
mobility challenge.
Peters Point is one of he few
accesses that I can drive down onto
the sand, park and get out onto the
beach without trying (unsuccess-
fully) to move a wheelchair through
soft sand.
I've got news for ya, a boardwalk
that ends up in the sea oats and 100
yards from the water is not "acces-
sible beach access." This issue is
being discussed now and possibly
voted on soon.so if you've got a
problem like I do with it then you
need to take action and get your
voice and opinion heard by the city
commission. Don't let 50 people
make the decision for all of us.
"Beautiful day outside, let's drive
down on the beach at Peters Point
and have a picnic."
"Sounds good to me,."
That does sound good, doesn't

Daimon Mason
Fernandinal Bachi



God didn't bring us this far to fail

G od did not brings this far to
allow us to fall. We will run the
course of his commandments
for He shall enlarge our
hearts. Quitting is not an option for
believers. Of course, we do get tired'; the
journey is sometimes long and hard.
However, God has never expected us to
perform on our own strength, though
He does expect us to endure to the end.
He will never ask us to run a course
He has commanded without providing
us with the grace to accomplish the
task. For He shall enlarge our hearts
and that simply means that God will
expand us to stay with it to continue to
run the race that he has placed before
us. This is what He will do for us as we
run the course of His commandments.
The greatest help to overcome any
obstacles that we face is to be aware that

we are not running the
course alone. He is
with us to help us, to
encourage us and to
s strengthen us. Do not
7 stances or conditions
before you; they will
oyerwhelm you.
NOW AND Remind yourself of
NOWAND who God, is and that
THEN lie has ordered these
_......... steps you are pr1-I ni ly
taking. He did not
Maybelle bring us this far to
Kirkland. allow us to fail. We do
what we can do, and
that is to always praise
It always the thrills the heart of God
when His children run with His prom-

ise. He runs with us and, with His help,
we will do all He has called us to do. We
praise you because you are worthy to be
praised, because of what you do. We
praise you for who you are and that is so
reassuring to us. Trusting ybu on your
word and on our experience together
gets easier all the time.
The family of the late Bro. Clinton
Green Jr. and Sis. Vanessa Bartley thank
you, their family and friends, for all acts
of kindness shown., to them during their
hours of bereavement and pray God's
blessings upon you.
Birthday wishes to Willie Scott,
Yvette Bacon, Kim White, Nikita Geter,
Judson Duval, Arzell Bostick, Curtis
Collins, Reginald Alexander Sr., Ardee
Harris, Paula Clayton, Cecil Brown,
Kajah Clayton, Theo Hammond and Sis.
Renee Bolden.

Piano recital tonight at St. Peter's
For the News Leader McDonald and Olga recorded Musica para Cocinar by fellow
Radosavjlevich. faculty member Enrique Gonzalez-
St. Peter's Episcopal Church will Babor has been a par- Medina.
present a Community Concert tonight at ticipant at the Tangle- Babor lives with her husband, Jim, a
7 p.m. featuring a piano recital by wood Institute of Music percussionist for The Los Angeles
Elizabeth Babor, daughter of local resi- and the Tibor Varga Philharmonic, and her 11-year-old son
dents Mary Lynn and Jerry Torchia. Music Festival. She was Matthew, a pianist, drummer, artist and
The community is invited to attend this on the faculty at the fun kid, in La Crescenta, Calif. They
very special performance. Babor Community School of the have a loving and very needy black lab
A freewill offering will be accepted at Arts in Winston-Salem, named Otis.
the door, 801 Atlantic Ave., and no tick- N.C., and the When not teaching, practicing, or
ets are required. Preparatory Department at the busy being a mother and wife, Babor
Babor received her Bachelor of Cleveland Institute of Music. enjoys being in a book club, going for
Music degree in Piano Performance Since 1994 she has been on the facul- walks, and dragging her family on field
from the North Carolina School of the ty of The Pasadena Conservatory of trips that usually turn out to be a bust
Arts, and her Master of Music degree Music. She performs four hand piano She is currently learning all of the
from the Cleveland Institute of Music. music in Pasadena, is featured on the Mozart sonatas, and at least two new
Her primary teachers were Robert 2003 recording Le Piano Magique, and Bach pieces each year.

Hear 'The Original Drifters'

at concert for Dinner Network

The '50s will come alive on Thursday,
Sept 27 at a concert featuring Bill
Pinkney's Original Drifters along with
Joey & Jeanie at La Tierra Prometida at
Alachua and North Fifth streets in
Fernandina Beach.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the con-
cert begins at 7:30 p.m. The event will
benefit the Interfaith Dinner Network.
I Local folk-singing duo Joey & Jeanie
ivill open the show for the Drifters.
Then, sit back and relive those "Magic
Moments" of years gone by with The
Original Drifters, the group that record-
ed hit after hit in the '50s and '60s, at a
show to benefit Fernandina's Interfaith
Dinner Network.
You will remember songs such as

"Under the Boardwalk" and "This Magic
Moment." Thanks to event sponsors
First Coast Community Bank, Doo Wop
Diner, Sourcing Interest Group, the
News-Leader and Nassau County Record,
The Original Drifters will perform their
memorable hits and more at this very
special concert.
The Inttrfaith lDinner Network -
Fernandina HBeach, comprising volun-
(eers> f"'lll ;arr;l rhllrchirs, frrds (lthl
hIoni-. s, hungry. and lonely. Four
evenings a week, volunteers serve din-
ner at the Salvation Army's Hope House.
Tickets are $50 reserved, $40 for bal-
cony and unreserve(d first floor and may
be purchased at First Coast Community
Bank (Fernandina Beach and Yulee), St.


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Peter's Episcopal Church and Memorial
United Methodist Church.
Call Ailene Wood at 491-4900 or
email Inga Warren at


Emma Love Elementary and their
neighbors First Federal Bank of Florida
have partnered to build Little Pirate Park
by the end of the year. Principal Dr. Eric
Larsen said, "This picnic area will allow
parents to join their kids for lunch out-
side the cafeteria, and we are glad to have
good banking partners to help us build
the park." First Federal has committed to
give up to $2,000 towards the construc-
tion of the park through its Community
Rewards Program, which generates
income for area nonprofits through signa-
ture based debit card transactions. For
more information about Emma Love's
CRP and how to join, contact Laura
Wiegner at 321-1225.
Participants in the groundbreaking
included, from left, Laura Wiegner and
Mike Mickler of First Federal, Assistant
Principal Rebecca Smith and son Noah
and gifted teacher Rachel Van Epps and
daughter Karina.

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The children of Jack and
Karen Weber hosted a cele-
bration at the Fernandina
Beach Woman's Club to
honor the 50th wedding
anniversary of John V. (Jack)
and Karen A. Weber, married
Sept. 14, 1962, in Beaver
Falls, Pa.
Their children are Jeffrey
(Judy) Weber, Jeanne (Mark)
Bednash and Karen L.
(Wayne) Franklin,
The Webers' grandchil-
dren include Eric and Mason

Mr. and Mrs. Weber

Bednash and Katy, Andrew
and Jack Weber.

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Army Pfc. Joshua R.
Owen has graduated from
basic infantry training at Fort
Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier received
training in drill and cere-,
monies, weapons, map read-.
ing, tactics, military courtesy,
military justice, physical fit,
ness, first aid and Army histo-
ry, core values and traditions.
Additional training included

development of basic combat
skills and battlefield opera-
tions and tactics and experi-
encing use of various wea-
pons and weapons defenses
available to the infantry crew-
Owen is the son of Randy
Owen of Jacksonville and
nephew of Larry Forshee of
Callahan. He is a 2011 gradu-
ate of First Coast High
School, Jacksonville.

8 Flags Playscapes, Inc,.,
formerly Freedom
Playground, announces con-
test to name the area's future
community-accessible play- "
Kids age 14 and under are
invited to dream big and sub-
mit a name for the play-
ground that captures the local
flavor and the "everyone
plays here" theme it envi-
The park will be located to
the west of the Atlantic
Recreation Center, adjacent to
the Egans Creek Greenway.
To learn more about the play-
ground project, visit
Entry forms for the play-
ground naming contest are on
the websiti inJ .,r '"n,
*..- On Oct. l/ I, :lagai -.'.
Playscapes will host a "Movie
in the Park" evening at
Central Park. Beginning at
6:30 p.m., moviegoers will
vote from among the top few
names submitted for the park,
then see the full-length fea-
ture film, "Dolphin Tale," star-
ring Harry Connick Jr.,
Ashley Judd and Morgan
. The book and film are
inspired by the true story of
Winter, a bottlenose dolphin

that was rescued in
December 2005 off the
Florida coast and taken in by
t(hi Gkarwaterl Marine.. -.,
Aquarium. Winter lost her tail
after becoming entangled
with a rope attached to a crab
trap and was fitted with a
prosthetic one.
For a $5 donation, ticket
holders will be entered in a
drawing to win a 4-pack of
tickets to see Winter at the
Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
Overnight accommodations
are included. At the end of
the movie, the new name for
the playground will be

Donations, help sought

for yard sale, silent auction

A Benefit Yard Sale and
Silent Auction will be held
Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8
a.m.-5 p.m. in the Journey
Church parking lot to raise
funds for Nancy "Michelle"
Abernethy of Amelia Island,
who is battling stage-four
breast cancer.
Abernethy grew up in
Yulee and graduated from
Fernandina Beach High
School, Class of 1988. She has
been employed at The
Verandah restaurant for nine
years but can no longer work
and needs help with her bills
and medical expenses. To
learn more, visit www.heal-
Organizers are accepting
donations for the yard sale
and silent auction. They may
be dropped off the day of the
event, or arrange a drop-off
time at the storage unit prior
to the sale by contacting Trey
Abernethy at (904) 434-2635.

Also needed are donations
of paper cups, plates, napkins,
bottled water, lemonade and
baked goods, as well as volun-
teers to help the day of the
event. Churches that would
like to help or children who
would like to contribute with
bake sales or drink stands are
For more information,
email info@healing-
groovymichelle.com and visit
the yard sale page on
Facebook at
56822843054/. Any yard sale
,items remaining will be
donated to the Barnabas
'" Contributions to
Abernethy also may be made
through the Thirty-One Bag
Company. Visit www.mythir-
x# to learn more.

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FRIDAY, SiPT':MBER 14, 2012 NEWS News-Leader

Many thanks from us

to Nassau

Feedback on the article
about Katie's initial year of
teaching was unprecedented
in my short experience writ-
ing for the News-Leader. It
seems the stories on a per-
sonal level create the most
This week, Saturday
specifically, marks the compa-
ny's 15th anniversary in busi-
ness. There is so much to be
thankful for and this seems
like a good time to acknowl-
edge some things. While the
list could go well past 10,
here is what comes'to mind
for recognition:
1) The customers who
have made it all possible. As I
often tell our team, the money
in their paychecks isn't com-
ing from me, but from our
2) The staff of our compa-
ny is who we are and I owe
them everything for their
efforts. .-
3) St. Michael's Church
and Academy an important
part of our lives for the last 15
years and today.
4) Nassau County Schools.
Both kids went to middle and
high school here and were
well served by dedicated and
capable people.
5) Communities In
Schools. "My other job" was
how I referred to it with my
staff. A learning experience


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on the board
8) The Rit
Amelia Islan
Amelia Islan
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memories for
9) Rotary
great associa
10) Our fr
fortunate to I
people in our
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that is how I
mnerits a muc
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are huge for
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topic, but it w


with an tioned earlier in June. The
under-recog- lenders are open for business,
nized local and not just for the A+ bor-
treasure. rowers. Reasonable rates are
6) The being extended to applicants
Chamber of in the 500's credit scores,
Commerce, Particularly on new vehicles,
We have a as factory-backed lenders
great story help move product. This will
to tell and I change when inflation kicks
enjoyed my in, possibly next year. I am no
R association economist, but do know
. on the chain- tough choices have been
ber board. delayed until after the elec-
n 7) Baptist tion. Today's environment for
ter Nassau. those recovering from chal-
imunity asset lenges, with modest scores, is
vileged to serve unprecedented in my decades
1. of watching credit. Low cost
tz-Carlton, of money and lenders finally
d and Omni anxious to lend has created a
d Plantation. perfect storm. Need a car
eated special now and plan to wait until
r our family. after Nov. 6?- I wouldn't.
- 10 years of The kids will be home
3tions. to run in the Ben Byrns
*iends. We are so Runway Rally this Saturday.
have such great Come join us. The event (5K
lives. run/walk) starts at 8 a.m. at
with all my arti- our local airport. Looking for-
crafted on ward to seeing them and
rnings sitting in sharing an anniversary cele-
eyboard. It is bration on Saturday. Have a
mes to mind and good week.
like it. Our area Rick Keffer owns and oper-
-h longer list of ates Rick Keffer Dodge
items, but these Chrysler eep in Yulee. He
our-time in this invites questions or positive
stories about automobile use.
s almost the and ownership.

was just men-


Florida VA launches effort

to serve even more veterans

cerned. that Florida veterans
are failing to access millions of
dollars of benefits to which they
are entitled, the Florida
Department of Veterans' Affairs
has launched a new outreach
The new campaign is aimed
at reaching veterans who have
not accessed federal and state
benefits and services that they
have earned through their mil-
iyty s&vice. '" *
"We want our state's veter-
ans to know we are the premier
point of entry to access earned

services, benefits and support,"
said Mike Prendergast, execu-
tive director of the Florida
Department of Veterans'
Affairs. "This multi-media
initiative will boost our ability
to locate and support our
veterans, their families and
survivors. We are redefining
not only our look but our
principles, thereby reposition-
ing the department to better
achieve our mission. ,of
advocating with purpose
and passion for Florida's veter-
A focus of the outreach strat-

egy will be to better position
the department to reach
Vietnam veterans, Florida's
largest veteran demographic;
women veterans, who number
more than 140,0p0; and
younger, returning veterans,
since more than 231,000
veterans of Operations Iraqi
Freedom and Enduring
Freedom call Florida home.
FDVA will announce the
new campaign in conjunction
With' a new brand, inclu-
ding logo, mission and vision
statements for the depart-



MiluagPer $1,000















26,381,400 40,199,032

Estimated Revenues
Ad Valorem Taxes
Ad Valorem Taxes
Sales/Use/Fuel Taxes
Franchise Fees
Utility Service Taxes
Charges for Services
Other Financing Sources

Millage Per $1,000
0.2724 (Voted Debt)



General Government
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Economic Environment
Human Services
Debt Services
Other Financing Uses

















17,735,145 2,566,560 3,954,850. 17,298,094 4,932,219 1,656,800 5,088,600 53,232,268

21,713,800 4,469,807 7,067,905 21,803,554 5,107,634 1,798,600 31,470,000 93,431,300

3,334,459 350,000 1,727,556 3,261,500 8,673,515
9,674,159 916,225 800,000 11,390,384
121,416 100,000, 7,991,805 8,213,221
1,591,648 1,065,000 2,664,523 5,321,171
48,502 228,500 277,002
45,000 45,000
1,885,314 81,103 3,088,800 3,492,967 8,548,184
189,642 782,734 4,904,577 5,876,953
1,747,984 1,783,000 4,885,836 6,000 8,422,820

18,327,066 3,130,244 5,593,442 19,817,865 4,904,577 1,733,556 3,261,500 56,768,250

3,386,734 1,339,563 1,474,463 1,985,689 203,057 65,044 28,208,500 36,663,050

21,713,800 4,469,807 7,067,905 21,803,554 5,107,634 1,798,600 31,470,000 93,431,300





The City of Fernandina Beach has tentatively
adopted a measure to increase its property
Stax levy.

Last year's property tax levy:

A Initially proposed tax levy ...$8,835,312

B Less tax reductions due to

Value Adjustment Board and

other assessment changes ..... $363,403

C Actual property tax levy ..... $8,471,909

This year's proposed tax levy .... $9,416,621

All concerned citizens are invited to attend a

public hearing on the Tax increase to be

held on

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
5:05 p.m.
Commission Chambers, City Hall
204 Aqh Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax

increase and the budget will be made at this





10A lDAYS i it t i 14.2012

McKenzie crowned 'king of Fernandina'


In the first-ever "King of Fernandina" surf-
ing competition on Sunday, the greatest
surfers in Fernandina history came out of the
woodwork, hoping to be crowned the "King of
Hurricane Leslie delivered fantastic surfing
conditions, and competition was intense. Fern-
andina Beach might be small, but Fernandina
has produced an incredible number of East
Coast champion surfers, including Kyle
McCar thy, Kevin Leary, Brady McKenzie arid
Eric Hatton.'
Most of these guys are pro-level surfers,
and they don't really compete on a local level
anymore. But with bragging rights as the
"King of Fernandina" and big prizes on the
line, they all came out to compete. In addition,
Sean Poynter, who is currently ranked No. 1
in the world tour in standup paddle surfing,
came home to compete too. This was really a
pro-level competition with the best surfers in
Fernandina history in the water.
The current crop of local surfers was eager
to show their stuff versus these legends. The
best hope for the current local stars was Chris
Igou, fresh off a fourth-place finish at the
Eastern Surfing Association Southeastern
U.S. Championships.
On this day however, the legends held off
the youngsters. Competition was so intense,
Igou didn't make it into the final, finishing tied
for seventh place.
I The legends showed they still had what it
takes. Kevin.Leary, 51, surprised the young
guys, finding his way into many "tube" rides,
to finish in fifth place in the event. Sutton
Kerlin, 12, was the youngest top finisher, tying
for ninth place with Gramm McCoy, who was
surfing great as always.
David Montgomery surfed beautifully and
finished equal seventh, surprisingly not mak-
ing it into the finals. It may have been because
of his heat strategy. Montgomery, Igou and
Kyle McCarthy all surf "goofy-foot" which
is like batting left-handed in baseball. But the
scoring waves seemed to favor the "regular-
foot" surfers. The top five finishers were all
regular-foot surfers.
The six finalists were all extremelyclose in
score except winner McKenzie. .
In afield of two dozen of Fernandina's best
surfers in history some of which are literal-
ly pro-level riders McKenzie's surfing was a
notch above his competitors. His typical scor-
ing wave started out with a long "tube" ride.
Then he'd-come out of the tube with speed
and launch a big, technical aerial maneuver.
Driftwood Surf Shop offered up awards for
both best aerial and best tube ride of the con-
test McKenzie won them both. He won best
air outright and he tied with Poynter for best
tube ride.
Pipeline Surf Shop also offered up an
award to the overall winner, so McKenzie
cleaned up at the awards ceremony with over
$500 worth of awards.
Igou won an award from Timoti's Fry Shak
for highest placing current local competitor.
Barberito's restaurant awarded Poynter for his
best tube ride award along with munchies all
day on the beach.
Tasty's Restaurant provided gift certificates
to all six finalists and all finalists were award-
ed Arnette Sunglasses, courtesy of Arnette.

Subway also provided subs for the judges and
Local artist Lawrence Zamites contributed
' a fantastic original painting of a surfer as Ihe
first-place trophy.
Some longtime surfers said the final was
"the best heat of surfing in Fernandina histo-
.ry." With fantastic surfing,conditions and a
star-studded field of competition, we may
never see a day of competition like this in surf-
ing here again.
Fortunately it was all captured on video to
create a DVD for surfers to remember this
historic day. The DVD will be available in
November with a movie premiere for it that
will be posted in this newspaper.
On that historic day, McKenzie's surfing
was ahead of his peers. Among his fellow com-
petitors, there was no question he was the
best surfer in Fernandina Beach that day. He
earned the title of "King of Fernandina."

Fourth-place finisher 28-year-old Rorrey McCarthy with
a stylish aerial maneuver.

Brady McKenzie, "King of
Fernandina Beach," top
hidhis Awinigs Vite -
being hoisted by his good
friends. McKenzie was the
best surfer on the best
day, without a doubt
McKenzie, above left,
slides at incredible speed
on the roof of a wave in
the finals. Above right,
Sean Poynter is currently
No. 1 in the world in
standup paddle surfing.
He showed he's just as
good in the surf without a
paddle. Poynter tied for
best tube ride of the con-
test along with McKenzie.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation captures men's crown

The Nassau County men's
7.5 doubles league summer
season concluded its rain-
delayed finale Sept 4 with a
three-line round robin at
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation tennis courts.
The winning team for this
season was the Amelia Island
Plantation Team, edging out
the Kraft Tennis Playerse.
City Longshots took third,
Amelia National fourth,
Southern Comfort fifth and
Team "Beer" Stine sixth.
OAIP team co-captain Carl
Bazarian commented, "Mi-
chele Maharaj put together a
league which created tennis
competition and friendships
arrin;iv he tennis clubs in the
area and combined levels of
1play wilihii each club team,
which loi llringing and
The men's league will
resume play again in early
WIT l,-;igr', play begins
Sept. 21. Team commitments
are due this week. Email
michelemaha@jmsn.con for
further information,.
Tennis classes continue
through the fall season at the
Central Park courts.
Scheduling information can
be obtained at the Parks and
Recreation Office or by emal-
ing michelemaha@msn.com.
Tucked underneath a
cover of canopied oaks, the
Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion hosted the women's wild
card tournament in late
August with 16-year-old win-
ner Mari Osaka of Pembroke
Pines winning a main draw
card in the upcoming Amelia
Island Women's Tennis
Championship Sept. 23-30,


Osaka won the final match
against her younger sister,
Naomi Osaka, 14, by the
score of 6-4, 7-5. The Osaka
sisters combined to the win
the doubles final and a wild
card entry into the qualifying
of doubles by defeating
Melinda Johnson and Natalie
Looney of Kansas City, Mo.,
in the final 6-1, 6-1.
The Amelia Island Wo-
men's Tennis Championship,
presented by Emanon
Records, will be held at the
world-renowned tennis com-
plex, Racquet Park, starting
Sept. 23.
Rising women's competi-
tors will contend in the USTA
Pro-Circuit event throughout
the week, rounded out with a
full calendar of events: Sept.
23-24 qualifying rounds; Sept.
25-28 main draw events; Sept.
29-30 semifinals and finals;
Sept. 23 Wilson Kids' Day
from 3-5 p.m. Complimentary
family-friendly activities,
including a free tennis clinic
with pro players, boxed din-
ner and watching the matches
on stadium court; Sept. 24
Pro-AM tournament followed
by dinner from 4-7:30 p.m.
For $60, enjoy the Pro-Am
match-up, then dinner pre-
sented by Ciao Italian Bistro
and a private meet and grect
with players; Sept. 28 live
local music under the oaks in
the Corona Beer Garden from
4-6 p.m. Start the weekend
with live local music, free of
charge, featuring musicians
Scan McCarthy, Hugh
Williams and friends

Omni Amelia Island Plantationi team members, from left, Chris Bux, Herb Jervis,
Rollins Snelling, Bob Spaeth, co-captain Carl Bazarian, Curt Platte and Chris Roberts
captured the Nasisau County men's 7.5 doubles league summer title. Not pictured: Co-
captain Jim Holland, Mark Childs, Rob Roberts and Bill Gingrich.

Qualifying and main draw
events are complimentary
and open to the public, while
the semifinals and finals
events are a $10 donation
benefitting the Juvenile Dia-
betes Research Foundation.
FI'o information, call 277-
5 145 or e-mail Director of
Tennis Scott Colebourne at
rn. Visit www.omniaineliais-
landplantation.com for infor-
mation on the resort or call 1-
Young professionals will
have a chance to play tennis
and raise money for the Mali-
Vai Washington Kids Founda-
tion in Jacksonville when
USTA Florida and MaliVai

Washington Kids Foundation
partner to host the second
annual "Sets in the City" Nov.
10. The event is open to all
levels of play.
Prior to the tennis on Nov.
9, a players' social will be held
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Suite at
the St. Johns Town 'Center in
Jacksonville. Players will
receive two free drink tickets
and enjoy complimentary
The tennis event, which
features a tennis clinic hosted
by Washington and round-
robin play, will be held from
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the
MaliVai Washington Youth
Center on Nov. 10. Lunch will
be provided for all partici-

pants by TacoLu Baja
Mexicana. '
Register at www.malwash-
The fee for early registration
(before Oct. 30) is $40 and
$45 after Oct. 30. The social-
only registration is $25 (no
tennis, but entry to player
social at Suite and TacoLu
lunch on Saturday). "
The MaliVai Washington
Youth Center is located at
Emnmet Reed Park on the
corner of Sixth and Payne at
1096 West Sixth St. in Jack-
Contact Amanda Becker at
becker@floridat.usta.com or
Katelyn Walters Katelyn@mal

Bullies open
indoor lacrosse
season Saturday
The Jacksonville Bullies
professional indoor lacrosse
team will kick off their inau-
gural season at 7 p.m. Satur-
day at Veterans Memorial
Arena. The Professional
Lacrosse League's inaugu-
ral season includes the
Jacksonville Bullies, the
Charlotte Copperheads, the
New Jersey Rascals and the
Reading Rockets. The.
Bullies also will feature a
dance team, the
Jacksonville Belles.
Chris Milo, owner of the
Jacksonville Bullies said
that he already has season
ticket holders and sponsors
ready to go for the 2012 sea-
"We have been working
hard on this for the past 12
months and the response in
the Jacksonville community,
has been great," he said.
"We look forward to facing
off and playing games this
The PI L will be com-
prised of the best profes-
sional US lacrosse players,
many of who play in the pre-
nmier outdoor league, Major
League Lacrosse, during
their summer season. Play-
ers come from clite college
lacrosse programs, 'includ-
ing John llopkins, Syracuse,
Maryland, Notre lame and
Duke. PLL teams will play a
total of 12 games, six home
and six away, through the
beginning of December.
For information on the
Jacksonville Bullies or the
PI1., visil www.jaxbullies.
coin and www.prolacrosse-

FRIDAY, SI i i MI 1 14,2012 SPORTS News-Leader


GatsvaVolt ewnpaty
All football fans are Ihvited to meet at Beef
O'Brady's on 14th Street in Fernandina
Beach Sept 15 to view the SEC game
between the No. 18 Florida Gators and No.
23 Tennessee Volunteers. Admission Is free.
Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

DoengtospeaktoD Gators
Join the Nassau County Gator Club for a
dinner and social at O'Kane's Irish Pub on
Centre Street In Fernandina Beach from 6-8
p.m: Sept. :18. Guest speaker is former UF
wide receiver Chris Doering, who holds many
UF records and was an NFL wide receiver,
Gators will enjoy dinner and socia! from 6-7
p.m. and Doering will deliver his remarks
beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free for all
club members with cards and $5 for non-
members. There will be. raffles for prizes and
a silent auction for other memorabilia items.
All donations and collections will go towards
scholarships and club operating expenses.

Pirate flip flops and slides are available for
pre-order until Sept. 24 at $20 per, pair.
Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit
Femnandina Beach High School Lady Pirate
basketball. Order forms are available at the
FBHS football games tonight and Sept.'21 or
by contacting dmyarborough@juno.com.

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-shirtand a medal for
each participant. Cost-isl45.per child and
$10 for each additional child. For information
and to register call 261-1080 or e-mail

The Femandina 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.,

The inaugural A Hero's Run 5K and 10K
run or walk wiU be held at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 at
Fort Clinch State Park. There will also be a
fun run for children.
This charitable event is hosted by Mothers
of America's Military Fallen, SPC Kelly J.
Mixon Foundation. All net proceeds are a
dire ',na MothGMF M
Foundation. Fundraisers, s"h as this one,
make it possible to continue supporting
American deployed troops, Gold Star
Families, and honor the fallen. Visit our the
website and read the biographies written by
families of fallen warriors.
Submit the name or names of the heroes)
you want to run for on the registration form:.
Hero(es dog tags will be included in the run-
ner's packet along with a Dri-Fit event T-shirt.
Choose several heroes to run for at an addi-
tional fee of $10 per name.
Preregister by Sept 27. Fees are $25 for
5K or 10K run or Walk and $10 for fun run.
Fees are $35 and $15, respectively, after
Sept. 27.
Race packets will be available from 11
a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at Current Running, 815 S.
Eighth St. Race day registration begins at 6
a.m. No registrations accepted after 7:15 a.m.
The awards ceremony is at 10:30 a.m.
Water, fruit and granola bars will be available.
Awards go to the overall male and female
winners in the 5K and 10K as well as mas-
ters, grand masters and age divisions. Fun
run participants receive a kids dog tag medal
commemorating "A Hero's Run" 2012.
The races start at the recreation center.
10K runners will enter Fort Clinch and run to
the back gate, down 14th Street to Atlantic
Avenue, turning left and continuing down
Atlantic Avenue back to recreation center. 5K
runners will enter Fort Clinch and run 1.5
miles to the turnaround point and back to the
recreation center. 5K walkers will enter Fort
Clinch and walk 1.5 miles to the turnaround
point and back to recreation center. The kids
fun run course will be given on race day.
For information, mail

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.

Yulee High.School will hold a youth pre-
season basketball camp for girls in grades 6-
8 from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 6. Cost is $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

5KRunway Rally
Join Nassau Humane Society and the
Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County to raise
funds to help support our local 'children and
animals, The Ben Byrns 5K Runway Rally will
be held at the Fernandina Beach Airport Sept.
15 at 8 a.m.
This is a fun run but the top male and
female finishers will be awarded a certificate
for a sightseeing flight around Amelia Island.
The run/walk must be completed by 9 a.m.
Registration fee is $25. Pre-register

through Sept. 12 until 5 p.m. Pickup your pre-
rally packets at Current Running from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Sept. 14. Rally day registration will
be from 6:30-7:45 a.m. at the airport rdce 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,

Indoor soccerlacrosse at 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. All supplies will be provided for both
sports, For information.contact the Y at 261-
1080 or e-mail jscott@firstcoastymca.org,

Femandina 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 inducted at the
FBHS homecoming Oct. 12. More criteria and
applications are available online under the
alumni section of www.fernandlnahigh.com or
at the school. For information contact'Rob
Hicks at robert. hicks@nassau.k12.fl.us.

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 County schools to
provide health and fitness information, train-
ing techniques and encouragement 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 L assau schools received inten-
sive individua and small group support and
remediation. CIS Nassau is a private nonprof-
it and is funded partially by the United Way of
Northeast Rorida and The Jacksonville
Jaguars Founda-tion. Visit www.CISNassau.
org or contact Theresa Duncan at 321-2000.

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

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 comer 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.

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

Walkto End Aihemer's
The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End
Alzheimer's will take place Nov. 17 at Central
Park in Ferriandina 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.
SAlzheimer's Association Walk to End
Alzheimer's participants will participate in a
three-rrile 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 joiri a team at alz.org/walk or by
calling (904) 281-9077.

Organized bilct des
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. Th6'
ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops'
along the way and loops back to the starting
point at around 10 miles before continuing on
the remaining 20 miles of the route. Lunch
after the ride Is optional.
Bicycle helmets and a bicycle in good
working condition are mandatory. Rides are
led by Don Eipert In conjunction with the
North Florida Bicycle Club. Call him at 261-
5160 or visit www.amellaleslandcycllng.com or

Sept. 6 was opening day for the 18-Hole Ladies Golf Association at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island.

Golf Club ladies kick off season

Opening day for the 18-
Hole Ladies Golf Association
at The Golf Club of Amelia
Island was held Sept, 6 with
18 ladies coming out to begin
the 2012-13 golf season. The
team competition for the day
was 3-2-1.
The first-place winners
were Mary Atkinson, Linda.
Larabee, BJ. Murphy and
Anne Velazquez with a the
score of 115; and second
place went to Melinda
McGrath, Karen Mashburn,
Claire Kranjc and Sue
Lansdell with a score of 119.
President Karen Mash-
burn kicked off the season
with a business meeting, offi-
cer and committee reports
and discussions of upcoming
tournament play as well as
social activities. LGA events
will be held throughout the
year from September through

Hunt mernial dasc
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Northeast Florida will host
the 17th annual Reggie Hunt
Memorial Golf Classic Nov. 2
at Amelia River Golf Club in
Amelia Island. The event is
held annually in Nassau "
Countyin memory of William
Reginald Hunt Jr., a former
Fernandina Beach High
Schodl student and six-year
participant in the Big Bro-
thers Big Sisters of Northeast
Florida in Nassau County.
As a donor-funded organi-
zation, Big Brothers Big
Sisters in Nassau County
relis on I)rivate donations
and community supliortok
continually enrich the lives of
children facing adversity.
Programs focus on education-
al achievement, avoidance of
risky behaviors such as juve-
nile delinquency, higher self-
esteem, confidence and the
ability to relate to others.
"We take pride in the work
we do for the youth in
Northeast Florida," said Big
Brothers Big Sisters of
Northeast Florida CEO
Warren Grymes. "This golf
tournament is especially
meaningful because,it not
only highlights the life of a
talented young man, but
allows us to strengthen our
efforts and reinforce our mis-
sion to provide children with
strong, enduring relation-
The tournament format
will be a traditional captain's
choice with a 12:30 p.m. shot-
gun start. Registration begins
at 11 a.m. with lunch and din-
ner served to participants.
Following the tournament,
an evening reception will be
held onsite with prizes being
awarded for low gross and
low net scores. Prizes will
also be given to the top three
teams who raise the most
money for BBBSNEFL and
carry the lowest net score.
The tournament will also fea-
ture.longest drive, closest-to-


the-pin and hole-in-one con-
tests. TheNassau County
Sheriff's Office is the event's
presenting sponsor and Rick
Keffer Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep
is its hole-in-one sponsor.
"Through the support of
our sponsors, we can provide
for children in need as well as
brighten their outlook on suc-
cess in school and in life,"
said Grymes. "We encourage
more local businesses to sup-
port our efforts through
sponsorships or forming a
team so that we can continue
to help motivate and empow-
er our youth."
For information, to regis-
ter a team or become a spon-
sor, contact Rainey Crawford,
Nassau County area manager,
at 261-9500 or e-mail rcraw-
Hunt was a participant in
the Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Northeast program for six
years as.the Little Brother of
CyrilTraeye. Throughout his
young life, Hunt gave love
and value to his family and
community. He participated
in the Neighborhood Youth
Crime Prevention Program
and received honorary ...
awards in tlie Nassau County
DARE Program under the
direction of Tommy Sea-
graves, sheriff of Nassau
Hunt found his true calling
when he began playing his
most beloved spoi-t, football.
l l,c wasa lineman on the
Fernandina Beach Higih
School varsity football team
and hoped to one day play in
college and "put Fernandina
on the map." He planned on
returning home after his foot-
ball career to give back to his
Hunt was tragically killed
in a gardening accident on
August 10, 199.6. Everyone
fortunate enough to have.
known him has been left with
a positive imprint in his or her
He was planning to play in
a golf marathon fundraiser
later that month, so in order
to honor this remarkable
young man, Executive Direc-
tor Chip Wood launched the
initial Reggie Hunt Memorial
Golf Classic to benefit the
children in Nassau County
who want or need a mentor.

Sept. 5 was.a pretty good
day with 48 players coming
out to compete in the blitz at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. Hydie Peterson's 72 and
plus 8 took top honors; sec-
ond was Larry Griner (88,
plus 7); there was a tie for
third at plus 6 between Carl
Galpin (79) Andy Palmisano
First-place team included.
Galpin, Jerry Hudgins (89,

plus 4), Lew Akins (96, plus
3) and Jim Raffone (84, plus
2). Second went to Griner,
Chuck Helenbrook (96; plus
3), Charlie Kicklighter (82,
minus 1) and Bill Allen (92,
minus 3).
In third place were Palmi-
sano, Garey Durden (86, plus
3), Dan Tucker (101, minus
2) and Don Roberts (100,
minus 3). Taking fourth place
were Maury Foreman (85,,
plus 5), Dan Nettuno (89, plus
5), Larry Luett (79, plus,3)
and Price Poole (79, minus
Last Friday was a different
day for Price Poole, who
shoot 66 and plus 15 to beat *
the other 34players who com-
peted in the blitz. Second was
Kent Johnson (82, plus 11)
and third was Terry Lacoss
.(75, plus 7).
Poole, Ron Therriault (86,
plus 4), Jim Raffone (87,
minus 2) and Troy Therriault
(86, minus 2) tied for first
place with the team of Kent
Johnson, Jerry Hudgins (90,
plus 2), Paul Hensler (92, plus
2) and Chuck Helenbrook
(98, even).
Taking third place was the
team of Doug Wolfe (80, plus
6), Dan Tucker (96, plus 4),
Dan Nettuno (90, plus 2) and
Rich Vredenbuigh (87, even).
Fourth went to Terry Lacoss
(75, plus 7), Robert Johnson
(83, plus 3), Steve Johnson
(77, plus 1) and Michael
Kaufman (97, minus 4). "

-. The College Gridiron Golf-
**Classic,-benefitting-the frvi!
Fernandina Beach High
School Foundation, will be
held Oct. 5 at Omni Amelia
Island Plantation. Pregame
registration is at 11a.m., kick-
off on Ocean Links is at noon
and the tailgate party is
scheduled from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Format is eightsomes of
rival teams. Registration is
$150 per person and includes
golf, boxed lunch and tailgate
party. Tailgate party is $35
per person for non-golfers.
Sponsorships are available.
For information on the event,
call 277-5907.

The Fernandina Beach
Golf Club's driving range
grand opening is scheduled
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept 15.
Those attending will have
a chance to see the driving
range renovations and short
game area and meet the
instructors from the Tom
Burnett Golf Academy.
There will be free golf
instruction, demo clubs and
club fitting available. There
will be food and fun for all
ages. Membership specials
and the new Player Develop-
ment Program are offered.
Call the pro shop for
details at 277-7370 or visit

Sept. 8 Jaqksonville FC 1 P6nte Vedra 1
AIYS U16 boys 6 Goals: Lesolne (4), K. McNeil (2) Goals: Arato (4), Doss (2), S,. Bradley (2),
Jacksonville FC 1 E. Johnson
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Sept. 14-15 at OVA tourney TBA
Sept. 18 YULEE' 5:30/6:30
Sept. 19 at Orange Park 6:30/8:30
Sept. 25 at Stanton Prep 6:30/6:30
Sept. 27 BOLLES 6:30/6:30
Oct. 2 CREEKSIDE 5:30/6:30
Oct. 3 at Mandarin 5:30/8:30
Oct. 6-6 Bolles Invitational TBA
Oct. 9 at Bshop Kenny 6:30/6:30
Oct. 17 FLEMING ISLAND 6:30/6:30
Oct 18 MIDDLEBURG 6:30/8:30
Oct. 19.20 at JV tournament, BK TBA
Oct. 23,26 District 4-4A at Yule 6:00

Sept. 20
Oct. 4
Oct. 11
Oct. 18
Oct. 28

Sepl. 14
Sepl 21
Sept. 28
Oct, 5
Oct,. 12
Oct. 19
Octl 26
Nov 9

Junior Varsity Football
at Wolfson
at Camden (ninth grade)
at Fernandina Beach
Varsity Football
at South Lake
at West Nassau
at Trinity Chrilstan
at Hnamilton County

Sept. 18 at Femandlna Beach 5:30/8:30
Sept. 20 BAKER COUNTY 5:30/8:30
Sept, 25 at West Nassau .6/7:00
Oct. 1 at Trinity Chrstaln 6/700
Oct. 4 at HillIIard 5:30/8:30
Oct. 8 at Camden County 4:156:30
Oct. 11 at Baker County 5:30/8:30
Oct. 12-13 at Keytone Heights tourney
Oct. 19 OAKLEAF 6:30/8:30
Junior Varsity Football
Sept. 20 at West Nassau 7:00
Sept. 27 CAMDEN COUNTY 5:30
Oct. 4 EPISCOPAL 6:00
Oct. 11 BOLLES 6:00
Oct, 26 YULEE 6:00
Varsity Football
Sept, 14 EAGLE'S VIEW 7:30
Sept. 21 COCOA BEACH 7:30
Sept, 28 HILLIARD 7:30
Oct, 5 at Yulees 7:30
Oct, 12 MATANZAS" 7:30
Oct. 19 at Fort White 7:30
Nov, '2 WEST NASSAU' 7:30
Nov. 9 at Oakleat 7:00
1 District Homecoming

Cross Country
Sept. 15 Bob Hans Invlt. (RIdgeview) 8am
Sept. 22 Alligator Lake Invit. 8am
Sept. 27 GREENWAY INVIT. 4:30
Oct. 6 Ponte aVdra Invat. 8am
Oct. 13 Bale N Trail (Bartram Trail) 8am
Oct. 25 COUNTY MEET 4:30
Nov. 1 Distict 3-2A TBA
Nov. 10 Region 1-2A, Tallahassee830am
Nov. 17 State 2A TBA
Sept. 15 at Belles 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, Orlandogam
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, 18 at Camden (7th grade) 500
Sept, 25 at Callahan 6,00
Oct 2 CAMDEN 530
Oct. 9 at Camden (7th grade) 500
Oct 18 YULEE 630

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Blues Festival kicks (

"My Down Home
Blues Man" by local,
artist Rhonda Bristol
is among the paint-
ings featured at the
"Blues on 2nd" art
show today through
Sunday at the Island
Art Association
Gallery, 18 N. Second
St. Visit

Island Blues Festival today
through Sunday at Main Beach
Park in Fernandina Beach -
will feature beer, barbecue, Ith beach
and plenty of blues music all weekend
Opening act Mojo Chillin will play
from 5-5:45 p.m. tonight, followed by the
local Beech Street Blues Band from 6-
7:15 p.m.; Flannel Church with Dqane
Trucks from 7:30-8:45 p.m.; and Shane
Dwight from,9-10:30 p.m.
Roger "Hurricane" Wilson will open
the Saturday lineup with his "Blues in
School" program from noon-12:30 p.m.
and will hang out all weekend providing
musical introductions and insight.

Alex Ivanov will tilke the. stage from
12:45-1:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by
\\il,,nri from 1!45-2:15 p.m.; the Nouveau
Honkies from 2:30-4 p.m.; J.P Soars and
The Red Hots from 4:15-5:45 p.m.; Scan
Chambers from 6-7:30 p.m.; and Albert
C;atigliai from 7:45-9:15 p.m.
B31hu:W '. 1, ioni Shemekia Copeland
will close on Saturday night with a con-
cert from 9:30-11 p.m. Copeland's pas-
sion for singing, matched with her huge,
blast-furnace voice, gives her music a
timeIess power and a heart-pounding
urgency. Aptly named "Queen of the
Blues," Copeland began her career
singing at Harlem's famed Cotton Club
when she was just eighl years old
On Sunday, Kim Rlteguiz and The

)ff tonight
Black Cat Bones get the party started,
playing from noon-1 p.m., followed by
Bill Sheffield from 1:15-2:15 p.m.; Blistur
from 2:30-3:45 p.m.; Beth McKee.from 4-
5:15 p.m.; and the grand finale, the David
Gerald Band from Detroit, from 5:30-7
Gerald's blues have been receiving
widespread radio play along with recog-
nition in the blues community,,and was ,
listed as No. 1 on the ReverbNation blues
charts for Michigan Blues artists.
Passes are available at area business-
es. A three-day pass is $40 in advance/
$50 at the gate; tonight's pass is $10/$15,
at gate; Saturday pass is $25/$30 at gate;
Sunday pass is $15/$20 at gate. Children
under 12 admitted free.

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For the News Leader
Nicholas Simmons, one of the "stars,"
will return to Amelia Island to conduct a
painting workshop with the Amelia Island
Artists Workshop, Oct. 26-28. This will be
the second
and last
time to be
able to
study under
this won-
derful and.
fun artist
here in
Cost for the
"Tsarina" by Nicholas is $450.
Simmons. Deadline
-_-__ ,,,_. .... ~ for signing
up and get-.
ting the Early Bird discount is fast
Simmons was born in Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, and began painting in Sarasota. He
studied under many well-known watercol-
orists, most notably Valfred Thelin and
Barbara Nechis. Simmons enjoyed imme-
diate success as a watercolor artist soon
after taking it up, but opted to pursue a
music career as a professional guitarist
For many years he only painted occasion-
al commissions, and did not return to
visual art until 2004. when he began paint-
ART Continuedon 5B

Photo exhibit focuses

on 'the overlooked '

The Florida State College at
*Jacksonville North Campus Art
Gallery presents "Seeing Beyond
Seeing: Creative Imagery
Through the Lens," a photograph-
ic exhibit by Ann Kemp opening
on Tuesday, Sept 25 from 6-8 p.m.
*, Fernandina Beach resident and
creative photographer Kemp
strives to capture the overlooked
(form, shadow, shape, color, move-
ment, or texture) where the com-
monplace often becomes the
unusual and the imperfect

becomes mysterious, allowing the
viewer an opportunity for subjec-
tive interpretation and contempla-
tion, as with "No Escape," left.
Light refreshments will be
served at the opening. The exhibit
continues until Oct 30.
The gallery is located in room
C-122 on the first floor of Building
C. It is open Monday-Thursday
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 10
a.m.-2 p.m. and by special arrange-
ment by contacting (904) 766-6785
or k.roth@fscj.edu.

Wild Amelia releases 2013 photography calendar.

The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival has announced that ihei
limited edition 2013 Nature
Photography calendars are now
available at several locations on
and off the island.
Tflit-. calendars, containing
gorgeous, iinai, from the fourth
annual Wild Amelia Nature t'1tir,'
Contest, may be obtained at Firti
Federal Savings Bank of Florida,
1500 Sadler Road and Chester
Road and ALA in Yulee, the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center office in Fernandina
Beach, Kayak Amelia, four miles
south of the island on AlA, Y.B.
Green on Second Street in down-
town Fernrndina, and the Amelia
Island/Fernandina Beach/Yuluee
Chamber of Commerce at 964 i 7
Gateway Blvd.
The calendars make wonderful
holiday gifts and are easy to ship

to friends and family.
The 2013 Wild Amelia Nature
Photography Contest will be
under way early this winter;,
potential entrants should check
www wildamelia com for rules and
entry fornis early in the new year.
Nature photoglraphl _,. beginners
and advaiincd alike, should get
out there now and take advantage
of cooler temperatures and lower
humidity to photograph the wild
places and spaces of Amelia
The seventh annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival will be
held May 17-19, 2013. In the inter-
vening months, "Wild Nite"
nature forums will be held on the
second Tuesday of each month at
the Peck Center Auditorium at 7
p.m. Go to www.wildamelia.com
and the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival page on Facebook.



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Fort Clinch State Park. 2601 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach, willthost a weekend event to
commemorate the part.
the fort played in the
War. Sept.15 from 9
a.m.- p.m. and Sept. 16
from a.m.-1 p.m i. i.
The fort will be filled
with uniformed inter
peters and partici-
pants will also be able
to enjoy exhibits of the
armament and period military equipment. For
information, contact the park at 277-7274 or visit
www.FloridaStateParks.org. ,
Children ages 4-9 and their parents are invited
to join the fun with Miss Susan Dahl at FilmArt
for Kids. a movie and art program on Sept.15 at
10:30 a.m. at Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech
St.This month's films are all about frogs. adven-
turous and otherwise, and the children will help
create the movie set.
A ticket for one child and one adult together is
$19: each additional child is $5.

Tickets can be purchased
at the door or in advance at
The UPS Store in the island
Publix shopping center. FLT
is a small, intimate space,
and parents are encouraged
to purchase tickets in L
advance to guarantee avail-

The Ben Byrns 5K Runway Rally will be held at
the Fernandina Beach airport on Sept. 15 at 8 a.m..
benefiting the Nassau Humane Society and Boys
and Girls Clubs of Nassau. This is a fun run. but
the top male and female finishers will
be awarded a certificate for a ,.
sigh seeing flight around ,
Amelia Island. Participants
will also receive T-shirts.
Run/walk must be complet- i"
ed by 9 a.m. Fee is $25. '
Rally day registration
is 6:30-7:45 aim. at the
airport race site.
Pick up/drop off entries at the Pipeline Surf
Shop, 2022 First Ave., Fernandina Beach, 277-3717,
or Current Running, 815 S. Eighth St., 432-8259.

In conjunction with the Runway Rally, young
peoplEage 817can sign up to take a free flight
over Amelia Island. The Experimental Aircraft
Association's Chapter 943 will be taking applica-
tions for the flights under its "Young Eagles" pro-
gram. offered by EAA volunteer pilots.
For more information call 261-8985 or email
The Island Art
Association Gallery, 18
N. Second St., will host
a public mosaic cele-
bration Sept.18 at 6
p.m. at the Education
Center on North
Second Street. next to
the gallery. The celebra-
tory "thank you" is for
everyone who support-
ed the efforts to create
the colorful mosaic that graces the IAA gallery
and walls.
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.

Educator-Business Owner-Leader

Kimberly Fahlgren for School Board District 4

FRIDAY, SEPT'MBIR 14, 2012 LEISURE News-Leader

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The Eight Flags
Needlepoint Guild will meet
Sept. 15 at Scott and Sons
Jewelry, 9900 Amelia Island
Pkwy., at 10:30 a.m, All
needlepolnters are welcome,
Contact Donna.at 310-6362,"

The American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54, will host
its monthly "Steak Night" at
the American Legion Post,
626 S. Third St., from 5-7
p.m. (or until gone) on Sept.
15. The public Is welcome.
Dinner Includes a steak
cooked to order, baked pota-
to, corn on the cob, salad and
a roll for an $11 donation. To-
go dinners are available. All
proceeds go to programs
sponsored by the American
Legion Riders, Chapter 54.

Scrapbookers, crafters
- and teachers are Invited to
enjoy a scrapbooldng/crafts
day at Yulee Middle School
on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m.-7
p.m. All proceeds will go to
the Yulee Middle School
Band. Fee Is $20 for the day
and will include lunch, dinner,
dessert and drinks. Tables
and chairs will be provided,
just bring your scrapbooking/
crafting items. There will be a
set-up for cricuts and a begin-
ner's class on how to use the
cricut. Teachers are welcome
to attend the cricut class only
free of charge. For information
or to register contact scall-
* *
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at
the Femandina 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. Public welcome.
* *
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
hold its lunch-meeting Sept.
20 at 11:30 a.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Golf
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 come out of
nowhere in a comic, romantic
roundelay; "Lend Me A Tenor,"
a door-slamming, dress-drop-
ping farce with mistaken iden-
tities, 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 today
and $17 at the door. For
reservations call Bob Wesche,
310-9055. All men, whether
new or longtime residents, are
welcome. Visitwww.men-

the Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host Its
monthly coffee on Sept. 20
at 10:30 a.m. at the North
Hampton Amenity Center,
96041 North Hampton Club
Way. All women who reside In
Nassau County (no matter
how long they have lived
here) are welcome. If you
would like to attend, RSVP by
Sept. 18. For Information,
contact Lulu Elliott at luluelliott
@hotmallcom or 548-9807;
or visit http://newcomer-

ABC Fine Wines &
Spirits will host a Craft Beer
Tasting from 6-8 p.m.
Sept.20 at the store, 474574
SR 200, just west of the
Shave Bridge. Discover 60-
plus craft beers, Including
many local Florida brews. For
$10, receive a coupon to use
before you leave and a sou-
venir beer glass to take home.
Call 491-6192.

A new books and gifts
sale will be held September
21 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau boardroom,'1250
South 18th St., Femandina
Beach, sponsored by the
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary. For Informa-
tion contact the auxiliary office
at 321-3818.

Greater Jacksonville
Coin Club will host Its Fall
Coin Show from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Sept. 21 and 22 at the
Morocco Shrine Club, 3800
St. Johns Bluff Road South in
Jacksonville. Over 40 dealers
are expected. Admission and
parking are free. There will be
security on the premises.
Dealers will offer free
appraisals of individual coins
or for collections. The coin
club will offer numismatic gifts
to children visiting the show
along with educational ,
exhibits and a coin collecting
seminar for kids. There will
also be a Scout Merit Badge
program from 1-4:30 p.m.
Saturday for Boy Scouts and
Giri Scouts.
For table space contact
Rob Marett at (904) 236-8403.
For more on the kids seminar
and Scout program contact
Tony Bonaro at (904) 596-
1242. Visit gjcc.anaclubs.org.

Amelia River Cruises will
host "Cruising for a New
Cause," a fundraising event
to benefit The Rotary Club's
Canaan Orphanage Project
In Haiti, from 5:30-8 p.m.
Sept. 27. The public is wel-
come to attend. Tickets are
$50 per person, which
includes a box meal from
Sonny's Bar-B-Q. Half of each
ticket sold will go to the Haiti
project. Purchase tickets at

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or call Suzanne McLeod at
(904) 662-2360,
The Fernandina 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

The second annual
"Local Authors Market-
place" will take place at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church
campus on Sept. 29 from 10
a.m.-4 p.m.
Workshops Include
"Getting Started Writing" by
Cara Curtin, 'Ten Rules" by
Emily Carmain of Noteworthy
Editing, "How to Get
Published in Today's Market"
by Bill Reynolds of High-
Pitched Hum Publishing and
"Writing Historical Novels" by
Katy Walls.
Children are Invited to
enjoy face-painting, book
readings and hands-on activi-
ties. Lunch and refreshments
,will be available. Admission Is
free. Visit www.localauthors-
marketplace.net or call 321-
6180 or 261-0303..

The second annual
Chef's Dinner benefiting the
Katie Caples Foundation Is
Sept 30 at Osprey Village.
Enjoy an hors d'oeuvres
reception and a silent auction
at 5 p.m. followed by a five-
course dinner with wine pair-
Ings showcasing the talents of
local culinary masters from 6-
8:30 p.m. Cocktail attire; gen-
tlemen, jackets preferred.
Tickets are $75.
Contact Lance Jones at
310-5864 or LanceOKatle
RideForLife.org. Visit

The Fair Trade Market
sponsored by the First
Presbyterian Women of
Fernandina Beach returns
to The Anchor on the comer
of Sixth and Centre streets
on Oct 6 from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. with handmade gifts
including baskets, pottery,
jewelry, Christmas items,
scarves, metal craft, olive
wood and coffee. The vendors
represented are: SERV
(International missions), Justo
Coffee (Mexico), Bead for Life
(Uganda), Creations of Hope
(Haiti), Rahab's Rope (India)
- Items made by women res-
cued from the slave market in
that country and given a new
life Mayan Works (Central
America), and PAL-Craftaid
The proceeds will go
directly to the women who
created the handicrafts and
represent the year's overseas
mission. Call 261-3837 for
* *
"Sailing Into a New Life,"
a benefit gala for the
Council on Aging of Nassau
County, will be held Oct. 7
from 6-10 p.m. at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation
Ballroom, 6800 First Coast
For a $125 contribution
donors will enjoy fine dining,
select wines and a live auc-
tion gaveled by local celebrity
Aaron Bean and tables of
silent auction selections.
Raffle tickets for the table cen-
terpieces will be $10 each,
three for $20 or five for $40.
Members may charge
reservations to their accounts
at Amelia Island Club (321-
5099) and Golf Club of Amelia
Island (277-8015). Others
may reserve online at www.
coanassau.com/gala, by call-
Ing 261-0701, or visiting the
Senior Centers at 1367 South
18th St. in Fernandlna Beach
and 37002 Ingham Road in
Hillliard, Visit www.coanas-
sau.com/gala or call Susan
Mitchell Lee at 261-0701, ext. -
120, for information,.
The 21st annual "The
Taste of Amelia Island," a
culinary fair to benefit the
Nassau County Volunteer
Center, will be held Oct. 19
at the OmnI Amelia Island
Plantation Ballroom.
The theme Is "Celebrate
Autumn on Amelial"
Restaurants and wine purvey-
ors will highlight their cuisines
and wines, Cocktails will be

served from 6:30-7 p.m. and
the Taste Is from 7-9 p.m,
Enjoy music by the Palmetto
Catz and a silent auction.
Attire Is semi-formal,
Tickets are $40 and avail-
able at area businesses and
online at www.volunteernas-
sau.org. For Information call
261-2771 or emall ncvcfb@
aol.com, For updated Informa-
tion visit the center's website
or Facebook page.


One more performance
of "Love, Loss and What I

Stay Nights
The Starry Nights series continues with
the soulful vocals and saxophone tunes of
Michael Hulett on Sept. 15 at the St. Marys
Waterfront Park In downtown St. Marys, Ga
Hulett offers a mix of classic and modern
Jazz, R&B, soul and rock/pop tunes. Pack a
picnic and bring a blanket or chair. All per-
fimf-AR qrm frnm 7 n m rol ICIV\\ QQ00

Miller Blues Revue featuring "Little Mike" on
harmonica tonight: Josh Miller Blues Revue
featuring Ben Champion on Sax plus an all
star Jam Sept. 15; Incredible Honey Sept. 21;
anji Chlllakaya Sept 22. Every Tuesday is
"Working Class Stiff" when thousands of
vinyl records are for sale and available to lis-
ten to. Visit Dog Star on Facebook and
Reverbnatlon.com, Call 277-8010.

mromances are Trom t-w p.m. CQal (ui91) 88.2-
4000 for Information RoddaHouse nnfl
'Ot "pen Mike Night" is each Thursday from
B efitCOfncern 7:30-10:30 p.m. In the Mermaid Bar with
Relive those "Magic Moments" of years local musician Terry Smitlh hosting a jam ses-
gone by with The Original Drifters, the group slon. Musicians perform a couple of songs
that recorded hit after hit in the 1950s and and the audience gets to hear new talent.
'60s, at a show to benefit Femandlria's Appropriate for the whole family. No cover
Interfaith Dinner Network. charge.
Thanks to event sponsors First Coast Call Smith at (904) 412-7665.
Community Bank, Doo Wop Diner and the
News-Leader, The Original Drifters will per- G en Tu et
form their memorable hits and more on The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third S1., live
Thursday, Sept. 27 at La Tierra Prometlda music Call 321-2324.
(the former First Baptist Church) at Alachua
and Fifth streets. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Hammeread BeaCl Bar
show starts at 7:30 p.m. with local favorites Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.
Joey & Jeanle. Fletcher Ave., DJ Heavy Hess Sundays. Visit
General admission tickets are $40 or Hammerhead on Facebook Contact Bill
reserved seats are $50, and may be pur- Childers at bill@thepalacesaloon comr
chased In advance at First Coast Community ina ro e
Bank branches in Femandina Beach and SOOVe
Yulee, or at St. Peter's Episcopal Church The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence
office, 801 Atlantic Ave., Femandina Beach. Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons
For more Information contactAllene Wood at qnd Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday
491-4900. ., night at The Ritz-Carlton. Amelia Island.
u Dress Is casual. For information call Holmes
Jazz uyat 556-6772.
Tickets are now available online for the
2012 Les DeMerleAmelks.1iandJ1 z U.W
Festival Oct. 7-14, featuring perimakicesby :, O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
headliners David Benoit and Spyro.ymra, .-: Centre St., free trivia each Monday at 7:30
.,.J .iolinist Doug CaMeron, piist Mjs .. p.m.; wine lasting the third Tuesday at 6:30
. 'levnewith the Miami Vbe, The Dyni ,p.m., with 10 wines for $10 along with
Le bDeMqrie Band featuring Bonnle ''. ,.'cheese and crackers and live entertainment;
plus..atin Jazz Night, BluesNilht wI.:- '.' fdart tournament every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.;
wi teing, the Didelard' B .nc i' -t an Voll Tuesdays from 7:30-11:30 p.m.; the
W. es nAnI Star Smoof" ,- :, Davis Trner Band Thursday from 8.30 p.m.-
Jaz Th 18o, cdins ridnght and Friday and Saturday from 8:30
uned: All nho W b.t,^ ;m.-12:30 a.m. Call 261-1000. Visit
O tts Amela a a ..www.okanes.com.
inCess otherwise,,

Thiets maybe purchasedonline at, ;..,49 The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., Buck
The UPS Storei- larid Walk Smith Project Tuesdays at 9 p.m.; Wes Cobb
Center, 277-0820, and the Chamber of Wednesdays at 9 p.m.; DJ Heavy Hess
Commerce Gateway to Amelia, 281-3248. Thursday; local and'regional bands Fridays -
For more Information, contact the Festival and Saturdays; Buck Smith Project 9 p.m.
Hotline at 504-4772 or e-mail info@amellals- Sunday; The Mitchell Peny Runway Show.
landjazzfestival.com. Sept. 21; and Split Tone Sept 22 at 9-30
Sugnq = i p.m. Cal Bill Childers at491-3332 or e-mail
bill @thepalacesaloon.oom.
Tokyo String Quartet wil retire at the con- c- "
cluslon of the 2012-13 season, and the i lFJyuFuI
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Sandy Bottoms at I9in Beach, 2910 .
(AICMF) is Included on the ensemble's Atlantic Ave., live entertainment every night .
farewell tour. The performance Oct. 5 at 7 and all day on the weekends; steel drum
p.m. will be held at Amelia Plantation Chapel, band every Saturday starting at 7 p.m. See
36 Bowman Road. Tickets for premium seat- the lineup online at www.sandybottom-
Ing. which indudes a postrooncericham- ... ,saIella.p Oi. .... ... .. .
pagne reception with the artists. are $100. e1.Ib SO1 B"
General admission tickets are $50-. Visit
www.alcmf.com or call 261-1779. Seabreeze Sports Bar, 2707 Sadler
Iwaj ,, Road, inside the Days Inn, DJ Wayne
A jazz jam Ilsheld at Pablos. 12 N.
Second St., Femandina Beach, from 7-10 Sd e asidGCA M
p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher
Musicians are Invited to sit in for one song or Ave., karaoke Sundays at 9 p.m. with DJ
the whole night. Join the mailing list by email- Dave; live music in the Tiki Bar 6-10 p.m.
Ing beechflyer@bellsouth.net. nightly and 1-5 p.m. weekends, reggae with
Atwha rM] c Pill Pill 6-10 p.m. Wednesday: The Macy's
in the lounge Friday and Saturday 6-10 p.m.,
Amelia River Cruises'Adult "BYOB" shag dancing Sunday 4-7 p.m., and trivia
Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday.. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with DJ Dave; live
Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front music In Breakers Lounge from 9 p.m.-1
St., Femandlna Beach, or call 261-9972 or a.m. nightly. Call 277-6652. Visit www.slider-
book online at www.arnellarivercruises.com. sseaside.com. Join Sliders on Facebook and
MX CMoty
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre Thwe S
St., features Gary Ross In the piano bar The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
every Monday at 7 p.m.; John Springet every Fletcher Ave., Reggie Lee tonight; Larry &
Thursday at 6:30 p.m.; entertainment nightly. The Backtracks Sept. 15; NFL Sunday Ticket
Call 432-7086. Join them on Facebook at Sept. 16; Alex Afttronti Sept 17; Emie & Debi
courtyardpubandeats. Evans Sept. 18; DJ Roc Sept. 19; and
D vw~ Ct"ave Reggie Lee Sept. 20. Entertainment Is 5-9
.DUogStar Tavr p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6-10 p.m. Friday
Dog Star Tavern. 10 N. Second St., Josh and Saturday. Call 261-5711.

Wore" will be held Sept. 18
at 7:30 p.m. at Fernandina
Little Theatre, f014 Beech
Featuring Shannon Shaw,
Annette Rawls, Amy Dawkins,
Doris Davis, and Susan Dahl,
directed by Kate Hart, the play
by Nora Ephron is a collection
of vignettes and monologues
read by five women.
Tickets are $15, and can
be purchased 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 advance to
guarantee availability.

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

Amelia Community

Theatre will hold auditions
for the holiday classic "It's
a Wonderful Life" on the
Main Stage at 207 Cedar St.
Adult auditions are at 7 p.m.
Oct. 1 and youth auditions are
at 10 a.m. Oct. 6. Needed for
the large cast are 12 men, 10
women, 4 boys, and 2 girls.
Complete audition Information
and character descriptions are
at www.amellacommunitythe-
atre.org. Call 261-6749 for.
more Information. Performan-
ces are Nov. 29-Dec. 15.
Those Interested in volunteer-
Ing offstage are encouraged.
to contact the theater also. ,

Let The Part Play You I
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 Kinder-
Studios, 1897 Island Walk-
way, with Instructor Slnda
Nichols, (910) 616-5148. Cost
is $105. Register by emalling
actlng4all@gmall.com. Class
size limited to 10 students.
Classes include Improvisa-
tion and monologue/scene
study. Nichols has studied act-
ing 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-
In addition to acting, she
has worked professionally as
a voice actor and storyteller,
Nichols currently tours the
one-woman show, 'The Belle

of Amherst." Go to www.belle-

"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. Performan-
ces 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 avail-
able at the St. Marys
Welcome Center, Cedar.Oak
Caf6 on Osborne Street, and
On the Green Salon and Day
Spa at the entrance to Osprey
Cove, or by calling (912) 729-
1103. Visit www.stmaryslit-
One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical Informa-
tion about downtown
Fernandina and a good time
for all. Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History 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.
Tickets are $25 per person
(must be 21, must show ID);
tour begins at, the historic train
depot in downtown Fernan-
dina Beach, Reservations
required. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext,105 or
Thea @amellamuseum.org.


FRIDAY, SLI'I I NMii.B 14, 2012/News-Leader


Pressure, rest and the goodness of God

Slowly, I lowered the
phone from my ear. "What's
wrong?" my wife asked. I
shook my head and breath-ed
deep. A family member was in
intensive care. Though they
were stable, everything in me
felt I should go see them. The
problem was, I was out of
town on what was supposed to
be a couple of days of much
needed rest.
While my wife was con-
cerned for them as well, her
concern for, me was even
greater. "You have got to rest,"
she said in a wifely tone not
easy to ignore. Deep in my
heart, I knew she was right.
We had been in a season of
unusual pressures. Little did
we know, at that very
moment, what God was doing


Rob Goyette

on our
By the
time we got
home, visit-
ed our loved
one in the
hospital and
jumped back
into pastor-
ing, my rest
level hadn't
gone up
our mid-
week church

meeting had been set aside as
a thank you dinner by a team
of young people that had
recently returned from Haiti.
My responsibilities were to
just show up and eat.

If it hadn't been for a last-
minute crisis counseling ses-
sion, all that would have been
great. It was then, while finish-
ing praying for the person I
was counseling, that I heard
the knock on my office door.
"Pastor, I'm so sorry to inter-
,rupt you, but I've got to have
you right now." His (one was
not good. What now, I remem-
ber thinking. As we made our
way to the place where every-
one was eating, my mind
raced, wondering what might
be wrong. Strangely, the one
escorting me gave no clear
By the time we got there,
to my surprise, there was no
crisis at all. People were
laughing and having a great
time. It was then I realized

"4 -1,' hing was up.)
"Pastor Rob and Christie, if
you don't mind coming for-
ward, we have -,ni,,:ihin we
want to give you."
Interestingly, the same group
of leaders that had encour-
aged us to take the couple of
days off were the same ones
now inviting us forward,
We later learned that the
couple of (lays off were their
way of getting'us out of town
so they could talk to the con-
gregation about blessing us;
and that they did; a two-week
trip to Italy. I know; what
extravagant love from God
and an amazing congregation.
And to think, at the exact
moment we were under the
squeeze of circumstances,
God was preparing such a,

huge blessing for us. If I had
only known what He was up
to, my couple of days off
would have been a lot more
The truth is, that's been a
pattern ip my life. During
some of the most trying times,
I've later learned just what
amazing things God was
doing on my behalf. You'd
think that by now I'd have fig-
ured it out.
Time and space fail to tell
of all the biblical examples of
this same truth. From evil
Haman seeking to kill all.the
Jews, while at the very
moment he was plotting
against them, God was plot-
ting for their success, to
Pharaoh trying to kill all the
Hebrew male children, only to

end up raising one of them in
his house Moses who
became their deliverer; God is
always a step ahead of our
Even Jesus' death on the
cross, though terrible in itself,
in the end became God's sal-
vation for the entire world;
especially for those who
As for me, I'm encouraged.
Though you can bet my cell
phone will be off when we go
to Italy, the real rest I'm even
now enjoying is the one that
flows from knowing that God
is working all things together
for our good. (Romans 8:28)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
ofLiving Waters World
Outreach Center

Supplies needed
The Salvation Army Hope
House, 410 S. Ninth St., is
working to replenish its emer-
gency food supply. They need:
1) Oatmeal 2) Canned vegeta-
bles, especially green beans
and corn 3) Peanut butter and
jelly 4) Pastas and starches -
macaroni and cheese, instant
mashed potatoes, stuffing
mix, rice, noodles ramen,
spaghetti, egg and elbows 5)
Canned or dried fruit 6)
Canned prepared dinners 7)
Dried beans 8) Canned meats
9) Toilet paper 10)
Dishwashing liquid.
New schedule
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., has
begun a new service sched-
ule, with Sunday services
offered at 7:30, 9and'11 a.m.
The 9 a.m. service is a Folk
Mass on the second and
fourth Sundays of each
month. Breakfast is available
at 8:15a.m. Christian Forma-
tion for children, teens and
adults is offered at 10:15 a.m.
A Celtic service is held the
fourth Sunday of each month,
and a Taiz6 service on the sec-
ond Sunday. The community
is invited. Call 261-4293 or
visit stpetersparish.opg.
Gospel Fest
New Zion Baptist Church,
10 South 10th SL, will host
Gospel Fest on Sept. 15 start-
ing at 4 p.m. Come hear some
great music. Admission is
free. All are welcome.
Beth Moore event
First Baptist Church, 1600
S. Eighth St., will host the
Beth Moore Living Proof Live
Simulcast Sept 15. 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 Living


Proof Live event no two are
the same.
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. Visit FBFirst.com for
details and to register.
Women's gathering
Women Warriors of God
will hold a "Spiritual Warfare
Conference" at Garden City
Church of God, 10765 Lem
Turner Road, Jacksonville, on
Sept. 15 from 9:15-5 p.m., fea-
turing Kelli Whittington,
Jonnie Whittington and Lesa
Henderson. Registration, cof-
fee and pastries is at 8:45 p.m.
Bench rally
Friendship Baptist Church
will hold a Bench Rally at 5
p.m. Sept. 16. Guest speaker
is the Rev. Telfair. For ques-
tions call Bernice Walker at
Tuesday worship
The Bible says that life and
death are in the power of the
tongue. Join the Salvation
Army Hope House Sept 18 as
they delve into what that
means and why it is so critical
that we guard our mouths and
our ears from negativity'and ..'
cursing.th4VPoriginatest'fromr' ""
our lips and others. For infor-
mation, call 321-0435 or stop
by the Hope House, located at
410 S. Ninth St.
Talze service
It's not easy to find a quiet
place in today's world, but one
is waiting for you at St.
Michael's Catholic Church on
North Fourth and Broome
streets. Taize prayer is a short
service that includes simple
chants sung repeatedly, a
shdrt period of silence for
reflection and prayers of
praise and intercession. St.
Michael's Taiz6 ensemble
invites you to attend on Sept.
24 at 7 p.m. for a half hour of
subdued music, simple


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

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Amerilc DOvoted to Chrklt, to the FPellouwhip &
to the Ofret Commission
Worshilp on Sunday at 10:45 am
Nursery and Chldren'$ Church provided
Orace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings
In Pernanlina Beeach, iOngsland &Yules.
Men's, Women's and Youth MInistries
88439 Miner Rd., Yulee
(YuI" Middle School)

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"Discover tle Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Nell Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30anm
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group sludies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pir
Preschool and Children Activities
Corner if Hulctaner 'i, & Ovrbing Rond, P'enienl. Bel
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prayers and blessed silence.
All are welcome.
Hunger benefit
The '50s will come alive at
the "Hunger Benefit Concert"
Sept. 27 at La Tierra Prome-
tida, 416 Alachua St. (former
First Baptist Church). Doors
open at 6:30 p.m. and the con-
cert begins at 7:30 p.m.
The 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 unreserved
first floor and available at First
Coast Community Bank in
Fernandina Beach and Yulee,
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
and Memorial United Metho-
dist Church. Call Ailene Wood
at 491-4900 or email ingawar-
ren@yahoo. com.
Free dnnet
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need in the
area on Thursday, Sept. 27
from 5.6:30 p.m. at 941017 Old
Nassauville Road. Meals are
served on the fourth
Thursday of each month. Tllhe
church also delivers ma';ils.
For information call 261-474 1.
Bless the animals
Four-legged friends,
winged companions and crea-
tures of all kinds are invited to
join the worship service at
New Vision Congregational
Church on Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.
The blessing of the animals is
a long-standing tradition that
originated in the life of St.
Francis of Assisi.A cookout
will follow and children will
enjoy making an animal craft.
All pets are invited indoors in
the event of rain.
New Vision meets at 96074
Chester Road in Yulee. Visit
alChurch.org, on Facebook or
call (904) 238-1822.

Rv. lJoe Kaillukallam
Saturday VI Mass- 4 pm & 3520 pm
Saturday 4 p Mass at Yulee Unites Meodist Churdch
Sunday Masses 8am 10am- 12 noon
Daly MaIss- 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fn.
6 pm- Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6.00 pm; Holy Day 830 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm- 345 pm or by appt
Tllehone NurIbme:
Parish 01fi: 04-261-3472: Fax 04.321-1901
SEmrgerncyNumber. 904.277.6656

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship
&SAT ...6:o00 pm
F SUN .9:30 am
Youth, Nursery
& Children' Ministries
...Sr o,..,. 321 2117
On AIA 1 mile west of Amelia Island
wwUvJIvngWaterOut reach.org
loin us LIVE on the Web Sunday

New Vision
.. Church, UCC
Worship'- Sumnday.s
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Teen study
Eteen (middle school CBS Class) and teen
CBS, grades 6-12, are Monday evenings at
First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach,
starting Sept. 17. These classes will study 1
and 2 Samuel. Call Bobbie Burch at 415-0365.
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 dis-
cussion starting Sp-) 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the
Amelia Ilantation hapel Meeting Room. Join
this 14-week study to lean this five-part
proven strategy for church growth. The Pur-
pose Driven Church is listed in "100 Christian
Books That Changed the 20th Century."
Books are $10 and available at the chapel. To
register call Mary at the chapel at 277-4414.
Amelia Plantation Chapel is located at 36
Bowman Road, Amelia Island, www.amelia
chapel.com, www.facebook.com/Amelia.
Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. a group of
men and women from the Amelia Plantation
Chapel meet to study the scriptures. This fall
their discussion, led by Jan and Barney Smith,
will be guided by a text written by Watchman
Nee, The Normal Christian Life. The study
was designed to allow newcomers to join with-
out feeling they have missed something. If
you are looking for a committed Bible study

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Casual Atmosphore
Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
S 85520 Minor Rd. Yules, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KIdKrodlbio Children Ministries
Mootling 0 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. 0 6:30pm
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Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
AlA & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Holden Stf, Pastor
The Church
in the HleaH of the City
With tlie Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sundhtv NewA Mfhebers. Clas 9 a.m.
runldary S-chool :00 a.m,
MAtnlingIFor Wrsih 10:30 anm. vry Suindav
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Sunday Service ... .10:30 am
Bible Study . . . .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl

group, you will find it at the chapel on Wed-
nesday 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-
Stepping Up
First Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth St.,
is offering a 7-week women's study starting
Sept. 18 at 19 a.m. in Jim Thomas HalL The
study by Beth. Moore, Stepping Up, is a jour-
ney into 15 of the Psalmgs. Deborah Bunner,
and Charlotte Collins willI 'ad the study. All.
women are invited to participate. Call 261-
3837 to register. Cost for the workbook is $20,
available at the church office.
Beth Moore study
The Beth Moore Study, James Mercy
Triumphs, includes a wide scope of topics; joy,
hardship, faith, humility, reversals of fortune,
gifts from above and prayer, to name a few. To
begin this study, Moore introduces a new five-
tiered approach, allowing the participant to
invest as little or as much time as she is able.
Dig as deep as you choose.
The study begins on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at
Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road.
Participants will gather for eight weeks in the
Chapel Meeting Room with each session last-
ing about two hours. Join this powerful study
by calling Mary at 277-4414. Visit www.ameli-
achapel.com or www.facebook.com/

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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Wor tilp 8: IS am and 11t :00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayor Mooting 6:30 pm
Wodnooedy Toam Kid 6:15 pm
Wodnosday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Oroups Including Youth
Nureery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West 904.2256E128
Yulee. FL 32097 Fax 225.0809

Dr. Bill Yeldell. Interim Pastor
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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 Morninlr Worship Sorvlco 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15 nm
Sunday Evening Worship Sorvico 6:00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5:00 7:00 pm
Wednesday Smrvico 7:00 pm
Nursery Piovldod

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!l
Located at the corner -
of 8th &Atlantic \
7:30 a.m. Service
9.00 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 Bayview Road
Yulee, FL
Bro. Hartford Peeples, Pastor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship .....11:00 am
Evening Worship ...... 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer ..... 6:00 pm
Bible Study-Thursdays... 10:00 am
"Serving the Lord With Gladness"

t La TierraPrometida
(the Promise Land)
Iftspanic Ministry
Sunday-11:00 am English
7:00 pm Spanish
Wedtiesday-7:00 pm Spanish
& English
416 Alachua Street
(904) 349-2595

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Peter Wright, principal clar-
inet of the Jacksonville
*Symphony Orchestra, and
Rachel Clifton, accompanying
pianist, will perform at the
next Concert with a Cause on
Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the sanc-
tuary at Memorial United
Methodist Church, 601 Centre
St., Fernandina Beach. The
concert will benefit the PET
Project for building personal
energy transportation vehicles.
For information contact Joan
Averett at 261-5769. Visit



FRIDAY, Sl"i ii MI i,' 14, 2012 News-Leader

Wild Nites


The "Wild Nites" series of
nature forums, sponsored by
the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, are held the second
Tuesday of the month at 7. p.m.
at the Peck Center Auditorium
in Fernandina Beach.
Upcoming Wild Nites
include: Oct. 9, "Wild in the Zoo:
Conserving Native Species"
(Tony Vecchio, Jacksonville Zoo
and Gardens); Nov. 13, "The
Georgia Sea Turtle Center" (Dr.
Terry Norton, DVM, director
of Georgia Sea Turtle Center);
Dec. 11, "The North Atlantic
Right Whale" (Katie Jackson,
biologist, FWC Right Whale
Project); Jan. 8, "Microscopic
Sand You'll Never Look at a
Beach the Same Way Again"
(Pam and Barry Shull, owners,
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
The seventh annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival is an all-
volunteer, nonprofit organiza-
tion that holds educational pro-
grams for adults and children
throughout the year and which
culminates in a three-day festi-
val on the third weekend in May
(May 17-19 in 2013) featuring
ecotours, exhibits for adults and
children, a silent auction, music
and more.
For more information about
the Wild Amelia. Nature
Festival, visit www.wildamelia.
com or the organization's
Facebook page.

Saturday's International Coastal Cleanup will clear debris and trash from area
beaches and waterways, including items such as dead trees, above, and boat refuse,
inset. Trash travels, and participation also is.encouraged through neighborhood,
river and street cleanup.

Coastal Cleanup opportunities abound
The International Coastal Cleanup, the *.'The Wild Amelia Nature Festivalhwill hold
largest one-day volunteer effort in the world to a beach cleanup at 2 p.m. at Fort Clinch, begin-
clean up the marine environment, will be held ning and ending at the fort parking lot.
Saturday at 9 a.m. in Nassau County. Volunteers are needed and the public is wel-
Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc. is recruiting come. All park fees will be waived for partici-
volunteers. Main Beach, Fort Clinch and Peters pants and bags, gloves.and water will be pro-
Point are the registration locations for those vided.
who wish to help clean the waterways. Sustainable Fernandina, Beach Rentals
Participation also is encouraged through neigh- and More (Halls Beach Store), Pipeline Surf
borhood, river and street cleanup. For infor- Shop and TJ Tattoos will host a clean-up at
mation contact Keep Nassau Beautiful at 261- Sadl'r beach at 8 a.m. Bags and gloves will be
0165 or 1-800-977-0162. provided along with refreshments. The public
Other sponsored sites include: is invited. For information contact Len Kreger
Fort Clinch State Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at l.kreger@comcast.net.
All supplies will be provided to clean up speci- The U.S. Green Building Council North
fled areas of the shoreline at the park, located Florida Chapter Nassau County Committee will
at 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Park hold a beach cleanup at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at
admission is free for event participants. American Beach on Amelia Island. Supplies
Sunscreen and comfortable shoes are recom- will be provided and participants will receive
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The EarthKeepers will
host an E-Scrap event-on'
Sept. 15 from 10 a.m,-4 p.m.
at the Tribune & Georgian
parking lot, 206 Osborne St.,
St. Marys. Ga. A suggested
donation of $5 (per vehicle)
would be appreciated. Items
accepted will be: computers,
flat-screen monitors, cables
etc., cell phones, copiers,
keyboards, printers, DVD/
CD players and other elec-
tronic equipment, DVDs,
floppy discs, VCR tapes etc.
(Note: TVs are no longer
Market Place
The Amelia Island
Market Place at Seventh and
Centre streets in downtown
Fernandina Beach will offer
a new meat vendor, a local
pastry company, coffee
made in Yulee arid more on
Sept. 15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Bread Company will
offer free pita bread to its
first 50 Amelia Island/Fer-
nandina Beach residents.
Organizers Drs. Eliza-
beth and Joe Lee plan to add
exhibitors each week along
with the regular fresh pro-
duce, specialty foods and
other items that showcase
the talents of the community.
Future plans are to host the
occasional fun event and to
offer local nonprofits the
opportunity to share their
For more information,
visit AmelialslandMarket
Place.com, find them on
Facebook or call market
managers Judie or Lawrence
Mackie at (904) 444-2407.
Amelia market
Shai of Olive My Pickle is
introducing a new Jalapeno
Garlic Hummus at the
Amelia Farmers Market.
This new hummus is a great
complement to their current
hummus line that includes
sun-dried tomato, black
bean, plain and kalamata
olive. Olive My Pickle also
featuresmore than 12 vari-
eties of olives that are
Kosher and originate from
Turkey and Greece. There
also are Kosher dill-style
pickles, a new Hot & Spice
Sour Pickle made with fresh
cucumbers, garlic, jalapeno,
salt and spices as well as
Giardiniera and pickled
green tomatoes. Baba
ganoush and daikon radish
Kim Chi as well as mozzarel-
la and feta cheeses are also
To sign up for the E-Mail
Newsletter, go to www.ameli-
afarmersmarketcom. The
Amelia Farmers Market is
open every Saturday from 9
a.m.-l p.m. at the Shops of
Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion. No pets, please. Call
491-4872 or visit www. ameli-
afarmersmarketcom. Visit
www.ameliawine.com for
information'about the Oct.
13 Amelia Wine Festival.
Plant linic
County Extension
Director/Horticulture Agent
Becky Jordi will conduct a
Plant Clinic from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the
Yulee Extension Office, A1A
and Pages Dairy Road. All
county residents are invited"
to bring plant samples show-
ing problems in their land-
scapes. Problems will be.
identified and solutions
offered. There is no fee for
this service. For information
call (904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on office duty
on Friday at 491-7340.
On Sept. 20 from 6-7 p.m.,
County Extension Director/
Horticulture Agent Rebecca

Jordi will conduct the
Northeast Florida Fair
Horticulture Workshop,
assisted by Nassau County
Master Gardener volunteers
Vicki Martin and Claudie
Speed. The purpose is to
help prepare horticulture
entries to be exhibition qual-
ity.The workshop will be
held at the Extension office
in Callahan. Registration is
required. If participation is
low, the workshop will be
canceled. Contact (904) 879-
1019 or rljordi@ufl.edu for
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
/ or call (904) 655-2550 for
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 P40 per per-
son. Space is limited. Call
(904) 285-7020 to register.
On Sept. 29, County
Extension Director/Horti-
culture Extension Agent
Becky Jordi will conduct a
Plant Clinic from 10 am.
until 2 p.m. at the at ACE
Hardware on Amelia Island.
All county residents are
invited to bring plant sam-
ples showing problems in
their landscapes. Problems
will be identified and solu-
tions offered for correction.
There is no fee for this serv-
ice. For information call
(904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on phone
duty Fridays, at 491-7340.
Hope& Friends
Kelly Seahorse Ranch
will host the ninth annual
"Day for Hope and Friends"
ride-a-thon from 3-6 p.m. '
Oct. 20 at its ranch on
Amelia Island State Park.
Proceeds will benefit 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
are invited to reward riders.
A low country boil and
barbecue with music by
David Milam starts at3 p.m.
at $10 per plate. Donate
online at www.firstgiving.
apy or call Amelia Island
State Park at491-5166 or
visit www.kellyranchinc.net.
Botanical garden
The Paul and Suzi Schutt
Florida Native Botanical
Garden invites Scouts,
church groups, youth and
school groups, neighbor-
hoods and clubs to reserve
the space at no charge.
Amenities include a large
screened sunset gazebo with
tables and chairs, ice-maker,
barbecue grill and grill tools
and a fire pit. Horseshoes
and bocce ball equipment
are nearby. To reserve, con-
tact Paul Schutt at 261-0987
or Nassau County Extension
office at (904) 879-1019.


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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
the second Sunday of each
month from 1-5 p.m. For
information call Joe Johnson
at (904) 432-8551.'
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 Mondays from 6-9 p.m.
for six classes. Fee is $60
plus the cost of supplies.
Participants must bring their
own portable sewing
machine. To register contact
Christy at 583-2012
Art invitation
Artists of aH ages, back-
grounds, skill sets and medi-
ums are invited to submit
their art to the "Fantastic
Florida" Nouveau Art Show
hosted by the Island Art
Drop off your Florida-
themed art at 18 N..Second
St. in Fernandina Beach on
or before Oct. 8, for your
chance to not only have your
art displayed for sale in the .
gallery, but also the opportu-
nity to compete in a juried
show. Then, join the IAA on
Oct. 13 as they celebrate the
show in conjunction with the
Second Saturday Artrageous
Art Walk with a reception
and awards ceremony.
The Nouveau Art shows
are the perfect time to exper-
iment with new techniques,
styles and themes. For more
information about the
Nouveau Art Shows and sub-
mission policies, visit
www.islandart.org. IAA mem-
bership is not required.
Island Art events
The Island Art Associa-
tion, a cooperative, nonprofit
organization developed to
sustain interest, appreciation,
and enjoyment in and of the
visual arts, has over 150
members and i$ located at 18
N. Second St Current events
include:. ... .. .. .,
Nouveau Art juried
exhibition "World of
Books" through
September, Jane Carrington,
Best of Show winner.
First Coast Community
Bank Satellite Gallery, fea-
tured artists: Bonnie
Cameron, Steve Leimberg,
Susan Henderson and
Andrea Mateer.
The next Nouveau Art
exhibition will have the
theme "Fantastic Florida."
Submissions for this show
will be accepted from 9 a.m.-
noon Oct 1. Each show lasts
for two months and-is open
to all artists and all mediums..
IAA membership is not
required. For information
visit www.islandartorg.
* *
The Education Center
next to the Island Art
Association Gallery, 18 N.
Second St., Fernandina

Beach, is offering a variety of
art courses for late August
into October: For those who
have always wanted to try a
specific art medium, this is a
chance to learn and enjoy.
Sept. 21: Learn How to
Sculpt Workshop 2, 10 a.m.-
2 p.nm., with Charles (Chuck)
Oldham, voted 1 of 8 "Titan,
of Bronze" by Arizona Art
Life Magazine. Modeling
clay, tools and workshop
materials included in course
fee of $95. Contact Oldham at
or (904) 432-8398.
Sept. 28: Plaster Mold
Making Workshop #1, intro-
duction to Plaster
Moldmaking. Learn how to
set up mold walls, prepare
the model, mix and pour the.
plaster. Fee $95, 2 hours.
Contact Charles Oldham
or (904) 432-8398.
Oct. 5, 6 and 7: Plein Air
Workshop with Larry Moore,
painting outside focusing on
drawing, value, color, sketch-
es and idea development.
Demonstration by Larry
each morning. Class size lim-
ited to 15. Contact www.larry-
Oct. 6: Painting
Demonstration by Larry
Moore at 6 p.m. at the IAA
Education Center. Fee is $35
for IAA members/$50 non-
members. Contact larry@lar-
rymoorestudios.com or call
(407) 222-8585.
For more information con-
tact the Art Education Center
director for the Island Art
Association, Susan Sellner, at,
261-5160 or susan@susansell-

The Plantation Artists'
Guild and Gallery will feature
nationally known artist and
Jacksonville gallery owner -
Eileen Corse 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 Southeast members'
show with $6,000 in prize
money fromuleading art mag-
azines. In past years she has
held major shows represent-
ing artists from across the
country. Corse also presents
a full schedule of workshops
throughout the year, featur-
ing teacher/artists using var-
ious mediums. The Corse
Gallery features many well-
known southeast artists.
RSVP to the gallery at 432-
1750 to attend the demon-
stration. Visit

Sketch outdoors down-
town with William Maurer
every Thursday at 9 a.m.
Meet at the Amelia Island
Coffee Shop. Watercolor
painting classes with Maurer
are every Friday from 10
a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church. Call Bill at
261-8276 for information.
Beginner's welcome.


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ing waltercolor algailn and
launched hIis websihe, .
Siimmons' paintings have
been fc.allred in a varitly of
publications such as L' Art de
I' Aquarelle, Walercolor Artist,
and a num-
ber of books.,
He has been
fe'atllureCd onil
-- and in 2008
Simmons his
acclai imed
Innovative Walermedia, was
released by Creative Catalysl
Productions. His work has
graced the covers of classical
music recordings, including
those of world renowned gui-
tar virtuoso, Manuel
Barruec6. He is sponsored by
Da Vinci Paint and Escoda .
Artist Brushes. His Signature
Series of Escoda brushes
,were introduced in 2012.
Awards include top prize
at the 2007 National
Watercolor Society for his
painting Fresh Stushi, consec-
utive gold medals at the
Pennsylvania Watercolor
Society, 2008-9, and (he gold
medal at the Texas
Watercolor Society in 2010. In

era has taken a picture by
accident, revealing an image
that is both exciting and mys-
terious. The paint itself swirls,
floods, drips, and spatters,
driven on by the general
excitement of the imagery
and giving the work a sense
that it was done in a rush in a
matter of minutes."
Simmons exhibits interna-
tionally as a solo artist and
with major watermedia stars
in group and invitational exhi-
bitions, as well as one of six
members of North American
Watercolor Artists (NAWA),
representing the United
States in various international

exhibitions. He was the sole,-
judge representing the Uniled
States at the Shanghai
Zhujiajiao International
Watercolour Biennial, the
world's largest watercolor
exhibition, in 2010 and 2012.
He has judged numerous
other major exhibitions, and
is at the epicenter of an elite
rank of watercolorists bring-
ing the medium to new
heights of awareness and crit-
ical acceptance.
His work is held in public
and private collection in the
United States, Europe and
Simmons' bold and daring
work has quickly earned him
a worldwide reputation as one
of the most exciting artists in
contemporary watercolor. His
gift for inspiring others
makes him sought after as a
workshop instructor and lec-
turer, known for his fresh,
unorthodox and often irrever-
ent approach. The artist lives
with his wife and daughter in
the Washington, D.C., area.
For workshop registration
and additional information
contact Sandra Baker-Hinton
at 491-8040 during regular
business hours or at 557-1195,
or Mikolean Longacre at 415-
3900. Early bird registration
is available to all students
who sign up at least 30 days
in advance.

Literacy fair for the family

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 Saturday
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). The event is free.
Enjoy free books (for all
ages), a light lunch and free
and helpful activities designed

to foster good reading habits.
College employees will be
available to talk about the col-
lege enrollment process.
Demonstrations of Starlab, a
portable inflatable planetari-
um manufactured by Science
First in Yulee, will be held
throughout the event, Wear
your high school or college
colors, or that of your favorite
sports team.
TFor information call (904)

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2012 he was the first recipient
of the National Watercolor
Society's special Masters
A 14-page feature in the
Winter 2009 issue of
Watercolor magazine included
this summary of the artist's
work, written by John Parks:
"Nicholas Simmons paints
in water media on a scale that
rivals oil painting. The subject
matter is a dazzling mix of fig-
ures juxtaposed with printed
lettering, graffiti, Japanese
block prints, neon lights,
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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Finandal-Home/Propety. 606 Photo Equipment & Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Property 858 Condos-Unfurnished
L01 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 -lonepy To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectlbles 620 CoaI-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 81.4 West Nassau CountN 8r,9 Homres-Furr,shed
102 Lost Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 802 Nobile Homes 815 Krngsland.'St. Marvs c860 Momrs-Unfurnshead
103 In -emoram 207 Business Opportunity '501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants/Seeos/Fertillzer 803 Mobile Home Lots 816 Camden Cpunt,, Fo61 VaL.aon R,.ertals
L04 Peisonals 00 EDUCATIQN 502 Livesroto & Supplies 610 Ar Condiltoners/Heaters 623 Swvapflade 804 Amelia Island Homes 17? Other Areas 862 BeKd i Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnishings 624 Wanted ro Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Or fc,
106 Happy Card 302 Dier/Exercise 504 Services 612 Musclal Instrumenta 625 Free Items 806 Waterfront 851 Roommate Wanted 864 Conmearcal.Retai
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 6OO MERCHANDISE 613 Televislon-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condominimus 852 Mobile Homes 865 WaretJuse
108 Gift Shops 305 TUtorlng 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 Boats h, Trailera 808 Off asland/Yulee 853 r.-obile Home LoIs 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 Boat Suppiles/Dockage 809 Lots 854 Room 901 Auckmoles
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farms & Acreage 855 Apartments-Furnished 903 ancks
202 Sales Business 40L Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Machinery-Tools.Equip. 7041 Rcreat Ion Vehicles 8 11 Commercial/Retail 856- Apartments-Unfurn. 9t:3 anlturcicl.s ,
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- 102 Lost & Found

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

104 Personals .-
generous compensation & benefits
program offered anywhere, starting at
$25,000. Healthy, non-smoking, 21-39,
Prior birth w/o complications, no
criminal background. Confidential,
compassionate services. Reasonable
expenses will be paid.
OpenArmsConsultants.com. ANF

105 Public Notice

Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes It
illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the Intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby'
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against In
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-

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Please apply at
Automotive Is seeking experienced
auto technicians. Multiple openings for
brake & suspension tech, diagnostic
tech and lube & tire tech, Competitive
compensation and benefits, Fax
resume to (904)277-7962 or apply in
person at 1852 Sadler Road.
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FIFI'S is looking for an energetic &
fashion loving Individual. Must take
pride In your ever-growing knowledge
of labels, styles, trends, and all things
fashion. Email resume & cover letter
to fifis.amelia@gmall.com
SALES Full time. Benefits. Turner
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GROWING Local Property Manage-
ment Company Is now interviewing
portfolio managers for HOA and Condo
Associations. CAM license necessary,
Send resume' to Galhinre gmall.com
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ACCOUNTANT Seeking degree
accountant with 0-2 years' experience
who has a head for business and wants
to grow both professionally and
personally. We are a small, busy,
growing CPA firm. Our small size
means direct client interaction and
varied workload. E-mail qualifications:
accountingposition@earthlink. net
FIED TECHNICIAN $30 per hour
commission. Apply In person at
Steve Johnson Automotive, 1505
South 14th Street or email:
Top pay & CSA friendly equip, 401K &
great Insurance. Need CDL Class A
driving exp. (877)258-8782. ANF
CENTER looking for certified Pilates
Instructor to teach private sessions on
the equipment, & some mat classes.
Continuing education opportunity with
the right person. Please email resume
to: chlro8888@yahoo.com
LOOKING FOR an experienced
Medical Coder & Medical Biller for
doctor's office. Experience in surgery
coding Is a, plus, Certified coder
preferred but nor required. Job is
FT/PT. Fax resume to (904)261-0732.
MICAH'S PLACE Hiring FT advocate
for shelter, PT sales associate and pick-
up driver for thrift store. All positions
must be' flexible. Send resume to
adminassistantOmlcahsolace.org. No
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for hair stylist. Call Margie, 583-3336.
home weekends. Up to 39t/mile, late
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dedicated. Class A CDL. 1 yr exp In last
3. (800)695-9643 or www,drivefor-
watkins.com. ANF

MOVING SALE Cockatlel bird &
cage. Lots of miscellaneous left. Inside
& outside. Boats, motors. 491-0056,
85177 Lna Rd., Nassauville, off Mobley
Heights. Thurs., Fri., & Sat., Bam-Zpm.
YARD SALE Sat. 9/15, 8am-2pm.
Divorced him, now its his stuff to go,
Men & women's clothes, Harley stuff,
exercise stuff, new & old dolls, books &
a lots more. No early birds. 86194
Spring Meadow Ave., off Harts Rd.,

IMMEDIATE CAREER OPPORTUNI- SAT. 9/15 Bam-lpm, 1517 Scott Rd.
TIES with Martex Services for highly Household Items, kayak, tools, fishing.
motivated persons to join our team.

Landscape Maintenance Supervisor
will lead a crew providing weekly
landscape maintenance services to our
commercial and residential customers.
Full-time, year-round employment.
Should have strong leadership, training
and communication capabilities as well
as in-depth horticultural knowledge.
Ability to speak English and Spanish a
plus. A degree in landscape manage-
ment or horticulture is preferred. Valid
Florida/Georgia driver license.,
Irrigation Technician position re-
quires experience In Installation,
trouble-shooting and repair or resi-
dential and commercial Irrigation
systems., Must be able to work Inde-
pendently and to evaluate and react
appropriately to landscape water
needs. Valid Florida driver license.
Excellent compensation and benefits.
Send resume by Fax to (904)261-
0821 or by email to

female. CSA or health exp. No smok-
ing, drugs, alcohol. Free rm/board plus
salary. Email trashe@gomady.com
DRIVERS Daily or wkly pay. $0.01
raise per mile after 6 months.
Refrigerated & dry van freight. CDOL-A,
3 months current OTR exp. (800)414-
9569. www.driveknlght.com. ANF
Earn $$$ Helping MDsi Process
medical claims from home.- Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
ERS Earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded.
$1000 sign on to qualified drivers.
Home most weekends. Call (843)266-
3731 / bulldoghlway.com. EOE. ANF
I earn to drive for Stevens Transport
Earn $700/wk. No experience needed.
Local CDL training. Job ready in just 15
days (888)368-1964. ANF
time Une-Cook needed. Thurs., Fri.
and Sat. nights. Ph: (904)261-4773
Email: i hnhvcclapmlcr

docks, rotted wood, home repairs.
Kely (904)206-S0005.


for medical billing careers at SCltaln'edu.
No exp needed. lob placement assistance
after training. HS/GED/PC needed.
(888)872-4677. ANF

trained In months/ not years. Financial
aid If qualified: Housing available. Job
placement assistance. Call Centura
Institute (877)206-6559. ANF

MOVING SALE 2806 Ocean Ave.,
Fern. Beach. Fri. 9/14 & Sat. 9/15,
7am-12 noon. Includes tools, kitchen-
ware, equipment, furniture, & home
85912 HADDOCK RD. Thurs., Fri., &
Sat., 8am-? Clothing, refrigerator,
freezer, dryer, u/c microwave, toys,
light fixtures, & much more. (904)

MOVING SALE Everything must go.
Furniture, 'kitchen & household Items,
TV, refrigerator, electronics, lawn
equipment & much more, 86201
Meadowfleld Bluff Rd., Yulee. Sat,
9/15, 9am-3pm.

SALE 85387 Kirkdand Rd., Yulee. Fri.
9/14, Sat. 9/15 & Sun. 9/16, 8am-2pm.
Organ, antiques, household goods,
furniture, oriental rug, & much more.
GARAGE SALE 1914 Highland Dr.,
Femandina Beach. Sat. 9/15, 8am-?
aothing, furniture, lots of stuff.

Cherry TV stand, full comforter, teen,
adult & toddler clothing, hydraulic jack,
new Juicy Couture bag, Coach watch.
Sat. 9/15, 8:30am-? Hickory Village,
Sand Hickory Trail. (904)225-2057

Fundraiser. Lots of goodies. Furniture,
household Items, large & small
appliances. Sat. 9/15, Sam-2pm, La
Victoria Grocery Store, 528 S. 8th St.
For info contact Valerie Baker

YARD SALE 23433 Flora Parke Blvd.
Sat. 9/15, Sam-ipm.

(Blackrock Hammock) Fri. 9/14 &
Sat. 9/15. 9am-lpm. Furniture,
household items, clothes, toys, misc.

ESTATE SALE No early birds.
Furniture, electronics, knick-knacks, &
stuff. SMat. 9/15, 7am-3pm. 212 N.
13th St., Fernandina Beach.

storage units, antiques, clothes, tools,
furniture, knick-knacks, toys. Too many
Items to list. Saturday only, 8:30am-7
95190 Clearwater Rd.

WALK SALE Sat. 9/15, 8am-
11am. 813 S. 8th St. 8eadlemanla,
Redbones, Current Running, Amelia
Pottery Works, Store displays,
furniture, nothing (some Ig sizes),
tools, pottery, beads.

YARD SALE 9/14 & 9/15, 8am-5pm.
75143 Ravenwood Dr., TImbercreek
Plantation. Lots of craft supplies, teen
clothes, books and household items.
MOVING SALE Creekside subdivision
(off Roses Bluff Rd.) Sat. 9/15. 87485
Creekside Dr., Yulee, FL. Everything
must got

Tools, art supplies, yard items, pictures.
86068 Pamela Rd., Yulee Hills. Sat.
9/15 & Sun. 9/16, 8am-3pm.

SAT. 9/15 Sam-lpm, 97029 Caravel
Trail, Pirates Wood. Household items,
tools, fishing, etc.
GARAGE SALE 1782 Heather St.
(Amelia Park). Sat. 9/15, 7:30am,
Household Items and lots of other
great stuff

w/2 slings, $1100. (F.B.) Drive Electric
Patient Lift Model #13240. Recently
purchased brand new for over $1500.
Literally only used 3 times. Comes w/2
slings valued at $120/ea. Increase
mobility for Homecare patients. 450 lb
capacity. Fits under low beds. Please
email or call (904)556-6613 & Iv msg.
We will return your call.
TURN YOUR ART Into Cash Free
art supplies for possible consignment*
Sept. 15 & 16, 12 noon-10pm at Bater-
bys Art Gallery, 9101 international Dr.,
Ste. 1008, Orlando, FL 32819. 1(866)
537-1013 or visit www.Baterbys.com
for more information. *Verbal apprai-
sals & consignments taken based on
consideration. ANF

Sio e urntings
$300 Firm. Call (904)415-6545 8am-

WHOLESALE Engagement rings;
diamonds, jewelry, gifts, special
designs & made to order jewelry
masterpieces. Call now while holiday
selections are plentiful. (904)321-0907

-624 anteTBuy,
WANTED TO BUYI Estate jewelry,
sterling silver flatware, gold, class
rings, platinum, sterling jewelry. Our
company will pay more than any other
legitimate competitor. Call now (904)

S802 MobileiHomes
YULEE One acre fenced, 2BR/2BA
SWMH. $30,000 firm. (904)504-7674
2007 4BR/2BA on 1 acre. Move in
condition. Owner financing. Call (904)
acre in Yulee area. $800/mo. + $500
dep. + electric bill. Call (478)363-1066
after 6pm.

804 Amella Island Hores
FOR SALE $127,000. 2BR/1BA. By
owner. N. 18th to 809 Stanley Dr., F.B.
FOR SALE $75,000. 3BR/1BA. By
owner. 552 Sunset Rd., F.B., off Bailey
Rd. (904)415-2710

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

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

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utilities & WIFI Included. (904)225-5577.
97119 DIAMOND ST. 3/2 DWMH.
Comer lot, fenced back. $950/mo, Nick
Deonas Realty, (904)277-0006,
RV to live onr a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.
ON ISLAND In park, clean & remod-
eled 2/1 & 3/2 SWMH starting $165
wk/$660 mo. + dep. Utilities'available.
Call for details (904)261-5034.

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

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

2BR/1BA r Gum St. $600/mo, + de-
poslt. Service animals only. 1 yr lease,
(904)261-6047 or (904)556-4500

located in Yulee.- $700/mo. + 0 $50 VILLA at, AI.R Pool. Service
0pi 4 o 9 animals only. One year lease,
deposit. 491-4383 or (904)237-7324 $1200/mo. + utilities. (904)491-5906

Nassauvllle. Call (904)261-6703.
NICE 3BR/2BA SW In Yulee. Wood
kitchen cab., SS appliances. $750/mo.
Water Inc. Possible RTO. Call (904)

Yulee. Call (904)849-7598.

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

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

Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This Institution
Is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer TOD: 711
downtown historic district 1 & 2 BR
available. Call Barb, Lasserre Real
Estate, (904)583-3574.

S 59 Horm sFurnished
Ocean 'views. $1400/mo. Available
10/1. Call (904)710-5884.

3BR/2BA, dbl garage all appliances.
$1150/mo. Yr lease. Call (904)556-1663.

4BR/3BA HOME for rent, Located
on 2 beautiful acres, 300 ft. pf
waterfront. All new tile, paint, light
fixtures. No smoking. Ref's req'd.
$1400/mo. (904)753-1057

A.I. HOME 3BR/2BA. 1 yr lease.
1st, last + deposit. $1200/mo., No
smoking. Service animals only. (904)
261-6047 or (904)556-4500

3BR/2BA AI home. Fenced yard, tile
floors, 2-car garage. Pets ok. $1,400/
mo. 1 yr lease. 1st, last & dep req'd.
(858)354-8221 or (503)781-0752.

4BR/3BA HOME In Amelia National.
Separate LR/DR/GR. Golf & water
views. $1750/mo. (904)335-0583.

RED BARN" 86074 Peoples Rd, CHA,
clean & bright. Go look around. (904)
607-3121. $795.

2-STORY 4BR/2BA Ceramic tile on
first floor & crown molding, comer lot.
Long term rent, $1500/mo. Call (904)

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860 Homes-Unfurnished
2-story 4BR/2,5BA home off island,
Lease or lease purchase considered.
$1250/mo, Call Greg at 556-2573,
3BR/2BA 1850sf large family room,
fireplace, washer/dryer, fenced yard.
Avail mid-Oct. $1250/mo + dep,. 606
N. 15th St. Pis call (904)753-2067.

861 Vacation Rentals
VACATION CHALEr in r Carolina
r uuldtalnas ,River ri,c,,10 1, cOZy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week, Call (904)757-5416.,
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates,

space from 100 sq. ft to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities,4 internet; common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For Info call
(904)753-4179., ,
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
Insurance. (904)557-5644

866 Wanted to Rent
APT. or house share In Fernandlna

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w/silver flames paint scheme. Beautiful
bike in great condition. 6200 miles.
Asking $7,600. Call (904)753-6654.

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*3423 S. Fletcher Avenu.2BR/IBA across
from the beach. Nice Deck,. Furnished
with w~sher ind dryer. $ 1000/mo. utilities.
*514 S. 14th Street 3R/IBA. Nice large
fenced yard. Available Sept. Ist $950./mo
*76129 Long Pond Loop 38R/2BA 1723
sq.. $1,200 plus utilltiues
*2BRISBAfurnished. 1801 S.FletcherAve.
$1.650/mo. includes most utilities, water,
sewr, garbage, cable and internet.
Available lte Auust.
2B/IBA Oceuw-view. 487 S. Rletcher.
Across the street from the beach.A uti,
wi-flTV & phone.
*3BR/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$1850wk plus t s & cleaning fee.
AIA/SR 200 Next to Fasemnal & Peacock
Electric 850 sqt. Great for showroom
or office ace$1.350 a month +_tax and
3032 S, 8th Stret. 850 sq. ft. office/retail
space +18,00 sq. ft, fenced outdoor are
$2.500* tax and utlices.
*Amelia Park Unit B small ofce (2
rooms) with bath S576 sq ft. $1050/ma +
sales tax.
*Five PointsVilbge 1.200 sq.ftAIAS 8th
St exposure Great for retail, services, or
office $1.200/mo 4s*ale tax.
*Ameks Park Unt E (14th St frontal) .910
appfox sqft. 3 office. reception area.
t,,di. rvi bt hiirom. SI1450rmo. 4 u0.
*1839 S 8th St. adacant to Huddle House,
1.800 qAt $1700/mo. lea 4 tax. Sale
also considered.


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1549 Geddes Lane 2120 sf. 3BR/2.5BA furnished
town home in the Amelia Park neighborhood. Open two
story floor plan with kitchen overlooking family area. Pets
ok. On island. $1,650/mo.
92071 Crane Drive 1658 sf 3BR/2BA brink home just
off the Island in the Piney Island community. Large
Living Room & Den plus Kitchen with Island and
Corian counter tops. Large bedrooms with walk-in
closets. Screened porch overlooking the fenced yardand
in-ground pool. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,600/mo.
3050 Robert Oliver Avenue 1820 sf. 3BR/2BA Island
home on an extra large corner lot. Great Room with a
fireplace, large eat in kitchen and stone patio. No Pets.
On Island. $1,500/mo.
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 AlP
membership available. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On
Island. $1,395/mo.
2119 Beach Wood 1210 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia
Island Plantation condo located just one block from the
beach! Offered fully furnished. Gated community, Pool
and Beach access. Per ok. On Island. $1,250/mo.
710 N 15th Street 1460 sf. 3BR/2BA North end
Amelia Island home. Large Family Room with Fireplace
that opens up to the Dining Room and Kitchen with
Breakfast area. Master Suite with standing shower. Large
deck outback overlooking .two patio areas. Two car
garage. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On Island. $l,250/mo.
76015 Deerwood Dr 1858 sf. 3BR/2BA house in
'Timbercreek Plantation. Corner lot with large backyard.
Custom paint throughout. Upgraded Kitchen with tile
floors. Huge Master Suite with separate tub & shower.
Irrigation & security systems. Dogs ok. Off Island.
97102 Coopers Way 1,808 sf. 3BR/2BA Ranch style
home in quiet neighborhood. Large Kitchen with
Breakfast Bar overlooking theLiving Room. Master Suite
with separate shower, garden tub and double vanity. Lots
of outdoor spaces. Double car garage..Pers ok. Off Island.

Brian Woolard
General Manager

Lee Richardson

86678 'Cartesian Pointe Dr 1942 sf, 3BR/2BA house in
community close 'to 1-95. Large, family room phis an
office/den, Eat in kitchen wirhisland, Huge master with walk
in doset; 2,car garage, Pets'ok. Off island. $1,200/mo.
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.
86706 Cartesian Pointe Drive 1942 sf. 3BR/2BA Florida
style home in Cartesian Poince in Yulee. Large kitchen with
center island. Master suite with double vanity and garden tub.
Pets ok. Off Island, $1,175/mo
1069 S. 19th Street 1341 sf. 3BR/2BA town home located
in the heart of Fernandina Beach. Open floor plan and vaulted
ceilings makes this home feel much larger! Kitchen opens to.
Living Room/Dining Room combo. Master Suite located
downstairs with Guest room and Bonus loft space tip. Washer
& Dryer. On Island. $1,150/mo,
1010-A Natures Walk Dr. 1526 sf. 3BR/2.5BA town home
with open floor plan Walking distance to Middle and High
schools,.Lawn care.Pets allowed. On Island. $1,050/mo.
23525 Bahama Point, #1621 1435 sf. 3BR/2BA Second
floor unit with vaulted ceilings and amazing views of the lake
from the Master Suite, Kitchen, Dining Room and Porch.
Living Room features a wood burning fireplace with stone
surround! Large 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.
31010 Paradise Conunons.Rd, #412 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA
ground floor unit in Amelia Lakes. Large bedrooms with
ceiling fans. Kitchen overlooking livingroom. Screen porch
with storage. Close to pool and workout center. Pets ok. Off
Island. $850/mo.
229A S Fletcler Avenue 768 sf. 2BR/IBA beach duplex
across from a beach access. Eat in kitcherd. Short walk to main
beach. Pets ok. On Island. $800/mo.

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338 TARPON AVE., 338 Tarpon Ave., 3 Plex
at Main Beach. $265,000 MLS#54661

$163,000 MLS# 56950.

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Coppenbarger's Diamond 3/2
floorplan in sought after Hickory
Village near Yulee High School.
Screened polch, fenced yard,
well-kept $home,
#57768 $150.000

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porch and look over the lake.
Great open floor plan in this
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shows like new
#57762 $224,500

Adorable 2/1.5 townhome style
condo off First Avenue.
Upgraded baths, kitchen, floors.
New siding, roof & decks.

Oceanfront 2/2 condo it complex
that allows pets. This 3rd floor unit
has a great ocean view and the pool
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5494 Ervin St, Great opportunity on the corner of,
Lewis and Ervin street on historical American Beach.
This 50'x115' lot Is fenced. Price Includes two
homes being sold "as Is" with the right to Inspect.
The homes are presently occupied. Beware of dogs
In the yard. Call for appt. $190,000 MLS#55370

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Beautiful 'lakefront home -at Deep Water Home On Bells Owner financing available on
end of cul-de-sac in North River w/dock. Downstairs this recently updated second
Hampton. Oversized kitchen remodeled with gourmet floor end unit. Granite coun-
for the family chef, nice MBR kitchenofyourdreams. upstairs ters, tile & new cabinets
suite, extra long driveway, has 2nd kitchen, lots of decks. Fishing pier on site
#57631 $187,500 #n57737 $449,000 #52602 $250,000

Cleek Court $165,000 S, FlRecher Avenue $630,000
Clinch Drive $255,900 Long Point $560,000
ounltesS ofEgmont $129,900 Oak Marsh (Deep Water) $425,000 DIANE DRIVE
paciousunclinIsland 3/3 on.4
First Avenue $150,000 Ocean Avenue $300,000 ncrc Iol.Large family room with
N. Fletcher Avenue $150,000 MantcyRoad $89,900 a stone fireplace and bay win-
S, Fletcher Avenue $529,000 dow, low maintenance vinyl sid-
4 ing, black appliances.

vlackrock Road $37,000 Middle Road $250,000 vo
lackrock Road $260,000 Miner Rd (15 cros) $570,000
lackrock Road $30,000 Napeague Drive, $65,000
;allaway Drive $23,500 Pages Daily Rd (6 Acres) $175,000
dwards Road $42,500 Parrish Drive $32,500 IL A E
dwards Road $39,900 Sail Wind Way $55,000 ,, P'ui ''ARKEu
Iucaui"0l and spacious 4/2 on
ast SR 200 (Cornin) $425,000 Serenity Lane $55,900 Orand Parke has island kitchen
Travel Creek Dr $55,000 Pirates Wood (4 lots) $245,360 wi/ss appl. plainaition shuijers.
Iltle Piney Island $169,000 reverse osmosis w%10er system,
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