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EcoMotion Segway Tour guides Donna Runyeon, left, and Lynn Kraiza, right, pose with their group during a
break on their tour of Fort Clinch State Park Sept. 6.

Sinking on two wheels'

News-Leader Touri nma

Whether you're native to the area or a tourist
passing through. Amelia Island has a lot to
offer for history and nature enthusiasts. And
there's no better spot for both than scenic
Fort Clinch State Park, where visitors can explore miles of
trails through untouched wilderness on foot or bike.
Or, if you've got enough souvenirs without adding blis-
ters and saddle crotch to the mix. you can traverse the off-
road terrain aboard a Segway. Though the two-wheeled
personal scooter devices have earned the ire of anti-robot
activists, gliding through winding trails on a Segway offers
a fun and easy alrcrnative to hoofing it.
, T. bIit-.WhatGrcg and Maren Arnett, founders of
EcoMotion Tours, had In mind when"hcy expanded their
operations to Fort Clinch earlier this year. The couple
opened their business in 2005, starting with tours through
Fort George Island Cultural State Phrk in Jacksonville. But
with so many families flocking to Fort Clinch for hiking.
biking, fishing, camping and sightseeing, adding a guided
Segway tour to the list of amenities just made sense,
Maren says.
"We get a lot of three-generation families." she says.
"It's popular with them. And, of course, when people have
out-of-town visitors they like to bring them along on the
Plus, Fort Clinch's vast expanses provide ideal training
grounds for beginners. Before cruising away, single-file
into the wilderness, riders receive 20 minutes of "feet-on"
practice through a cone maze in a paved parking lot from
EcoMotion's friendly staff. But after just five minutes,

Tour guide Donna Runyeon points out some plant life as
the Segway trip through Fort Clinch State Park winds to a

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most riders are ready to go.
'Iiii because learning to ride couldn't be simpler -
it's liku riding a bike.
Actually. it's easier than that because riders don't need
to worry about balancing themselves The Segway has
that part covered, thanks to a patented technology called
"dynamic stabilization" that balances the device, using a
series of sensors to constantly measure tilt and discern the
ride's center of gravity.
All riders need to know is that leaning forward will
move you forward, leaning backward will move you back-
ward and a twist of the handle will steer it wherever you
want to go. That's all there is to it.
"These things are really easy to operate. You can stand
up on it and it does the work for you," says Maren, who
notes that learning the ropes is so easy, past riders have
dubbed it "hiking on two wheels."
"If you can stand up, you can ride a Segway," says Lynn
Kraiza, one of EcoMotion's tour guides.
The Segways may look a bit different than the ones
you've seen, and they should because they're cross-terrain
models. Battery-powered and equipped with oversized,
under-inflated tires suited to rugged terrain, these
Scgways leave behind zero emissions and fewer ruts than
mountain bikes, Greg says.
Before your trek begins, EcoMotion's tour guides will
outfit you with a helmet and a headset so you can hear
them relay information about your surroundings as you
weave through the park's winding trail system..
They'll also offer you bug spray. Lay it on, and you'll be
happier for it later when you're watching your tour mates
squirm and swat at the countless mosquitoes and other
biting insects that call Fort Clinch home.
Once everyone in your group has their "Seg-legs,"
you'll be on your way and ready to cross paths with the
various plants and wildlife that take refuge inside the
park's borders and underneath the wooded canopy. As we
were leaving the lot, we spotted an osprey perched atop a
nearby pole, watching our flock with apparent indiffer-
On the first leg of our tour, we encountered prickly
pear cacti that looked less appetizing than their namesakes
and beggar-ticks an' indigenous weed with pods that
,cling to your clothes like an infestation and we stopped
to gawk at the digs of a resident gopher tortoise. Moments
later, on the way to our snack and water break, we spotted
some wild deer in their natural habitat. '
Though the Segways move at a quick walking pace of
about 5 mph, the tour guides can raise that to about 10
mph. About halfway through your trip, they'll offer to raise
the limit if everyone is comfortable with the adjustment. If
nothing else, it makes for an exciting change of pace .
Our return trip was less eventful, butjust as scenic We
paused to watch as a golden orb spider, commonly known
as the banana spider, the size of a half dollar Worked dill- '
SEGI4IY Continued on 3.

City to impose

new monthly

stormwater fee

City commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to
establish a new stormwater utility fund that will initially cost
city property owners up to $4 on their November monthly
utility bill, with regular monthly fees to follow.
The fund was established to help maintain the stormwa-
ter system, which has been challenged in the last few
months by storms, including Tropical Storm Debby, a sig-
nificant rain event.
The fund will be paid by owners of all developed prop-
erty in the city.
According to city documents, the fund is estimated to
bring in $ 13,000 monthly, an amount that will be used sole-
ly for the "efficient capture and conveyance of stormwater
runoff and for the correction of existing stormwater prob-
Public Utilities Director John Mandrick said at the com-
mission meeting that fees would be $4, $2 or $1 per month
depending on-the property in question. The fee structure
is different from one created,by CPH Engineers of Sanford,
a firm that presented a $17 million long-term stormwater
management plan to the city in 2010. Commissioners voted
down that plan, which assigned a residential square-footage
calculation for the fees.
According to Mandrick, single-family homes that do
not have private stormwater systems would be charged $4
a month under the new fund, and residents in duplexes
would pay $2 per unit Developments such as Amelia Park
would see a reduced rate because they have their own
stormwater system. Condominium residents would be
charged $1 per unit, he said..
He noted properties in the older downtown area do not
have separate stormwater systems, so residents living there
FEE Continued on 3A

'This is a minimal amount of money.
It'sa starting point.'
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City to pay $122,000

for McGill legal fees,

finally ending lawsuit
City commissioners approved a budget amendment
Tuesday to pay legal fees of $122,000 related to the McGill
Aviation lawsuit. That brings the tab to more than $1.3
million the city paid for McGill's legal fees, not to mention
its own.
The money, according to City Attorney Tammi Bach, is
to cover McGill's attorney fees and costs for an appeal the
city made against the final ruling in the case, which came
earlier in the summer.
A budget transfer of $65,000, to be taken from the gen-
eral fund, was needed to cover the final invoice, according
to a city document.
A final judgment was made in the case in the Fourth
Judicial Circuit Court in June, in which the city was ordered
to pay McGill $1.2 million in attorney fees and costs. But
the city appealed that ruling, lost and had to cover McGill
attorney fees again for the appeal.
The total amount awarded in the judgment against the
city, including previously awarded damages, exceeded $2
million. Those costs include legal damages, back rent
awarded to McGill and attorney fees.
Bach said the city's insurance company paid 80 per-
cent of the fees from 2007 to the present, but the city is
"working on" getting the fees paid that were incurred
between 2004-07.
The dispute began when the city sought to reduce the
amount of space leased to McGill Aviation, the city air-
port's fixed-base operator. In 2004, the city moved to evict
McGill, but Circuit Court Judge Brian Davis blocked the
eviction. McGill Aviation mainly handles fuel sales and
light ground support.
Bach said the city had been waiting for the attorney
fees to be filed with a trial court, but at the end of
last week received a letter from McGill attorneys request-
ing the final amount of $12,000, which the city agreed to
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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 Coalition.
The event will take place
at the Yulee Full Service
School (Family Education
Center), 86207 Felmor Road,
Yulec Bring a bag lunch and
enjoy the free movie and pop-
The four-part HBO series
examines the scope of the
obesity epidemic in America
and the health consequences
of being over weight, the ori-
gins of the epidemic and
opportunities for communi-
ties to fight back.
If you are interested in
learning about childhood
obesity strategies in Nassau
County, stay after the movie
for the NCHIC meeting at 1
p,m. To RSVP and for infor-
mation, call 548-1853.

Expo to


The Women of Power
United Against Homeless-
ness Event, benefiting Cedar
Haven Transitional House for
Women, is scheduled for Oct
6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.' at
Maxwell Hall (directly be-
hind Memorial United
Methodist Church) in down-
town Fernandina Beach.
Admission is free.
This event invites local
home-based and small busi-
nesses, to advertise their
businesses, products and any
services for a "very nominal
fee." All proceeds will go to
benefit Cedar Haven, a non-
profit transitional home for
single women, without chil-
dren, here in Fernandina.
Contact the host business
vendor, Trish Parker, to com-
plete an application or for
more information. Prompt
registration is requested as
there will not be a duplica-
tion of vendors.
For additional information
or an application, contact
Trish Parker at (904) 624-
4455. For more information
about Cedar Haven Transi-
tional House, contact Valerie
Baker at (904) 6358789.

Cold Night


The cold weather will be
upon us soon, and planning
and preparation for opening
the Cold Night Shelter of
Nassau County (CNS) has
begun. The CNS will hold a
2012-13 Season Kick-Off
Training and Luncheon on
Sept 29 at 11 a.m. at
Fernandina Beach Church
of Christ, corner of 14th and
Jasmine streets
Organizers are in need of
volunteers and donations
from community churches
and organization to operate
the CNS, which provides a
warm, dry and safe haven to
the homeless and those in
need when temperatures
drop to 40 degrees or below.
Contact the CNS at 277-
2517 or Patricia deJesus,
CNS coordinator, at (904)
624-5633 for information.

United Way drive kicks off Oct. 3

SIr the News lieaider
Nassau County business
leaders, agency partners and
elected officials will be cele-
brating United Way of
Northeast Florida's 201.2
Nassau County Community
Campaign Kickoff on
Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 8:30 a.m.
in the Atlantic Recreation
Center, Fernandina Beach.
CA McDonald, 2012 United
Way Board of Directors mem-
ber and' Rayonier general man-
ager, will lead the breakfast
event that will highlight hlow
United Way is creating positive,
sustainable change in Nassau
County by focusing on the build-
ing blocks of a better life: edu,
cation, income and health. As
a special feature this year,
Fernandina Beach Mayor
Arlene Filkoff will read a story
to local children who will bene-
fit from ReadingPals, a new
early literacy initiative that helps
them get ready for kinder-
"Reading is the single most'
important skill for learning and
a critical building block for a
lifetime of academic success,"
safd Amy Dyar, United Way
Nassau County campaign man-,
ager. "Island Academy in
Fernandina Beach is Nassau
County's first site for our new
initiative, ReadingPals, and it is
the perfect example of how
United Way partners with com-
munities. Your gift to United
Way, invested with those of oth-
ers, is the most powerful way to
make a difference in Nassau
In addition to the kickoff
presentation and live story read-
ing by Filkoff, the recreation
center will also feature display
tables of agency partners who
will share their critical missions
and informative materials with
Each year, nearly 18,000
Nassau County residents' lives
are improved through United
Way-funded programs, includ-

I .i . ... '. ." .

Fernandina Beach Mayor Arlene Filkoff, center, will read to local pre-kindrgarten
children during the United Way Nassau County Campaign Kickoff on Oct. 3 at the
Atlantic Recreation Center, Fernandina Beach. Inviting the community to attend the
'breakfast kickoff are, from left, CA McDonald, 2012 United Way Board of Directors,
member and Rayonier general manager, Amy Dyar, United Way Nassau County cam-
paign manager, Danny Leeper, Nassau County Commission chair, and Shannon
Brown, Vystar Credit Union, Fernandina Beach, vice president.


IslandAcademy in Fernandin
NassauCounty's firstSite for
initiative. ReadingPals, anc
perfect example ofhow Uni
partners with communi
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ing preschoolers, at-risk youth,
people with disabilities, senior
citizens, local families and many
There are 11 Nassau
County-based agencies and a
total of 44 United Way-funded
programs located in Duval and
Nassau counties that assist
Nassau County residents,
United Way certified agen-
cies located in Nassau County
*Ark of Nassau
*Barnabas Center
*Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Northeast Florida

*Boy S
North Flori
of Nassau C
*Girl S
In addit

By 6 centers are located in:
Nassau County: Island
za Beach is Academy'and Lamb Christian
Iourr n/ew Day Care in Fernandina Beach,
S new and Building Blocks Academy.
1titis-the in Callahan. United Way'%
ted Way Success By 6 initiative is a part-
ay nership with The Early
ties.' earning Coalition of, Clay,
Nassau, Baker and Bradford
GO MANAGER counties and Episcopal
Children's Services that pro-
Svides two-year early learning
& Girls Clubs of grants for three-year-olds.The.
lorida children are placed in early edu-
couts, of America, cation centers and receive two
da Council years of full-day education and
unities In Schools care.
county Bright Mornings, located on
)pal Children's Third Street in downtown
Fernandina Beach, will cater
scouts of Gateway the hot breakfast buffet. For
more information on how to
SCounty Council on start a workplace or individual
campaign, contact United Way
u County Volunteer Nassau County Campaign
Manager Amy Dyar at (904)
of Florida's First 390-3239.To RSVP for the kick-
off, call Rhoda Rush at (904)
ion, three Success 390-3215 by Sept. 28.


Oflags wanted
Faded, worn and other-
wise unserviceable U.S. flags
are being collected through
the Columbus Day holiday on
Oct. 15. Collection boxes have
been placed at each Nassau
County fire station. The flags
will be retired at a ceremony
conducted by an Eagle Boy
SScout candidate.
American Legion Post 54,
626 S. Third St., will hold a
POW/MIA Remembrance
Ceremony at 6 p.m. today.
The public is invited.
Downwn maket
Amelia Island Market
Place on North Seventh
Street in Fernandina Beach
will add Natural Springs
Dairy Farm and J.D. Beef to
its offerings on Sept. 22.
My Personal Chef will
have its fully prepared and
Frozen entrees and soups,
Taylor's Treats, something
special for man's best friend,
and Swanky Bakes will offer a
variety of sweets including its
popular oatmeal cream pies.
The market continues to grow
and returning vendors
include Olive Affairs with its
tapenade, Seven Trees with
unusual succulents and Cross
Creek Honey. Local names
returning include Kelley's
'Courtyard Cafe and Lulu's at

the Thompson House.
Amelia Island Market
Place is open every Saturday
on North Seventh and Centre
streets from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For
information, to become a ven-
dor, or to sign up for the
newsletter visit
e.com or call Judie or
Lawrence at (904) 444-2407.
Yard sale
A Benefit Yard Sale and
Silent Auction will be held
Sept. 22 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in
the Journey Church parking
lot for Nancy "Michelle"
Abernethy of Amelia Island,
who has stage-four breast
cancer. Abernethy has been
employed at The Verandah
restaurant for nine years but
can no longer work. To learn
more, visit www.healing-
groovy michelle.com.
Organizers are accepting
donations for the yard sale,
bake sale, drink stands and
silent auction. Contact Trey
Abernethy at (904) 434-2635
to learn more.
Volunteers are needed to
help the day of the event. For
information, email info@heal-
inggroovymichelle.com and
visit the yard sale page on
An AARP course for driv-
ers 50 and over will be offered
at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 24 and 25 at


A letter to the editor published in Voice of the People on Sept.
19 was credited to the wrong writer. The letter, "Better off," was
actually submitted by Robert Volp.
The News-Leader strives for accuracy. We will promptly correct
all factual errors. Please notify the editor of errors at
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Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12 p.m.

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



Claselfld Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.* Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Claseffled Display: Friday, 3 p.m. Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Legal Noticese Friday, noon N/A
Retail Advertlelng: Frlday, 3 p.m. Tuesday, 3 p.m.
* Monday holidays tie Classified deadline wll be Friday at B pm.

First Presbyterian Church, 9
N. Sixth St. Class size is limit-
ed. Cost is $12 for AARP
members and $14 for all oth-
ers. Call 261-3837 to register.
The Florida State College
at Jacksonville North Campus
Art Gallery presents "Seeing
Beyond Seeing: Creative
Imagery Through the LeAs,"
a photographic exhibit by Ann
Kemp opening Sept. 25 from
6-8 p.m.
Fernandina Beach resi-
dent and creative photogra-
pher Kemp strives to capture
the overlooked (form, shad-
ow, shape, color, movement,
or texture) where common-
place often becomes the
unusual and the imperfect
becomes mysterious.
Light refreshments will be
served. 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.
Just Friends Club of sin-
gles over the age of 55 will
hold its monthly dinner on
Sept. 26. Four couples have
met and married through Just
Friends. Members come from
all of Jacksonville, Georgia
and Nassau County. It's free
to join. For information call
321-1116. .' '
Fre dinner
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
als and fafiilies in need in the
area on Thriisday, Sept. 27
from 5-6:30 prm. at 941017'
Old Nassauville Road. Meals'
are served on the fourth
Thursday of each month. The
church also delivers meals to
those who cannot come. For
information call 261-4741.
Art workshop
A Plaster Mold Making

Workshop 1, introduction to
plaster moldmaking, will be
held Sept. 28 at the Island Art
Association Education Center,
18,N Second St., Fernandina&t,
Beach. Learn how to setup
mold walls, prepare the
model, mix and pour the plas-
ter. Fee is $95. Class is two
hours. Contact Charles
Oldham whatisasculpture@
gmailcom or (904) 432-8398.
The Blood Alliance will
hold a community blood drive
at Publix in Fernandina
Beach from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on
Sept 29. Visit www.igive-
Artist Books with Eliza
Holliday, a workshop on
Japanese-bound books, will be
held Oct 12 from 9 a.m.-4
p.m. at the Island Art Associa-
tion Education Center, 18 N.
Second St.
Collect the pages of your
next journal or sketchbook or
your own thoughts, prose or
poems between painted or.
collage and bound boards
with Japanese or blanket
stitch. Cost is $65, all materi-
als included. Contact Holliday
at eliza@letterist.com.
Genealogy seminar
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will hold
its 20th anniversary
Genealogy Seminar Nov. 3
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, 2800 South
14th St. Nationally known
speaker Pamela Boyer Sayre,
CG, CGL will present the top-
ics Getting to Know You,
Getting to Know More About,
You; Creating a Research
Plan; GPS for Genealogists;
and Manuscripts and More.
Registration is $30 for AIGS
members, $35 for non-mem-
bers with lunch provided.
Forms are available at Nassau
County libraries, or visit www.
aigensoc.org for the registra-
tion form.

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Nassau County Sheriff's deputies destroyed a
2,000-gallon still near Hilliard.
September20, 1962
I'he Nassau County School Board said a leg-
islatifvedecision td scrap Florida's controversial
tax on services would cost the district an estimat-
ed $1.1 million in state funding and lead to cuts in
either staff or salaries.
September 24, 1987
Faced with calls for no tax hikes, the
Fernandina Beach Commission proposed an
operating millage of 5.781 for fiscal 2002-03 and
cuts of more than $142,000 in funding for local
September 20, 2002


Grace E, Lenker
July 4, 1924
September 15, 2012
Grace E. (Sellers) lenker,
88, of Mechanicsburg, PA
died Saturday, Sept, 15,2012.
Grace had been living with
her daughter, )iAnn Math-
eny, in Fernandina Beach, FL.
,She enjoyed playing bingo at
,the Council on Aging Senior
SCitizen Center.
Grace was a past Worthy
Matron and charter member
of the Trio Chapter Order of
the Eastern Star. She was also
a member of the Lisbtirn
Church of God.
Born in New Kingston,
Grace attended the one-room
4School ii
rural Cumb-'
erland Valley.
She, later
sburg High
School. In the late 1950s,
'Grace co-founded the
Mechanicsburg Art Club. A
boolkeeper at several.
;Mechanicsburg businesses,
(race finished her career at
'the Steel Workers Credit
Union, where shi retired as a
loan officer in the early 1990s.
She was preceded in death
by her husbands, Paul.West-
haler, Lee Reed and Robert E.
ILenker; and her brother,
Frank "Bardey" Sellers.
SShe is survived by her
daughter, DiAnn Matheny, of
Fernandina Beach, Fla.; he.
son, Lee Reed, of Dillsburg,
two sisters, Ruth Garman, of
Mechanicsburg and Jean
Lear, of Enola; her brother,
Orrin Loudon, of Carlisle; five
grandchildren, Luke Math-
eny, Connie Reed Still, Gary
Reed, Emily Reed and Alyson
Reed; and great-grandchil-
dren, Logan and Brianna Still'

Genevieve Watson
Genevieve "Jerry" (Mes-
ser) Watson,-93, a resident
of Amelia Island, FL, for the
past 13 years, died peaceful-
ly in her sleep on Thurs-day,
September 13, 2012 at Os-
prey Village Assisted Living.
Jerry was born in Worc-
ester, Massachusetts. She
attended the University of
marrd arid.
She liv ad ui tied
From the
Sw Chamberlain
School in
tBoston. In
p1941 she
mar.rid FrederickJ. Watson,
who predeceased her 29
years ago. They were mar-
ried for 42 years.
She lived in Wethersfield,
CT, for .30 years, where
she was a banker at Connec-
ticut Bank and Trust Com-
pany. She was also a mem-
ber of the Wethersfield
United Methodist Church,
the MethodistWomen's Soci-
ety, the CBT Alumni Club
and NAF of YMCA Retirees.
Jerry is survived by four
children, a daughter, Carol
Copithorne (Ken) of Amelia
Island, a son, Frederick
Watson (Diane) of West
Springfield, MA, a son;'
' Mitchell Watson (Jean). of
Powell, TN, and a sof, Dean
Watson (Anne) of Newfields,
NH. She is also survived by
six grandchildren, Mark
Copithorne, Linda Griffith,
Damian Watson, Amy Wat-
son, Alexis Jylkka and
Christine Heimgartner. She
is also survived by seven
great-grandchildren, Matt-
hew, Nicholas and Isabella
Copithorne, Meghan and
Emily Giiffith, and Elliott and
* Amelia Watson Frankl. She
is also survived by a sister,
Ruth Levine, of Delray Beach,
FL, two nieces, Patricia
Bentley and Cynthia Miller,
and a nephew, Robert Levine.
Funeral services will
'.be held from the grave-
side as she is laid to rest
beside her husband in Hope
.Cemetery, Worcester, MA.
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors


William A. (Billy) Peck,
age 57, formerly of Yulee,
died on Tuesday, Sept. 11,
2012, due to complications
of surgery in Hickory,
N.C. Funeral services were
held on Sept. 16, at Burke
Mortuary in Newfon, N.C.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Mr. John Barniak Sr.,
age 94, of Fernandina Beach,
died on Tuesday morning,
Sept. 18, 2012. The family
received friends on Sept. 20,
from 57 p.m. at Oxley-Heard
Funeral Home. Burial will be
in St. Andrews Cemetery,
Darien, Ga.
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FRIDAY, iP'rEMl3ER 21,2012 NEWS News-Leader

Deb Yarborough is not one
to toot her own horn. She
prefers to work quietly behind
the scenes and does so in-a
number of different ways.
She's been an active helper
at Fernandina Beach High
School for two years and is cur-
rently helping with the upcom-
ing golf tournament fundraiser
for the FBHS Foundation, is
active on the School Advisory
. Council and the AIM Student
Reward Committee.
"The School Advisory
Council sets guidelines like
dress code and the AIM
Student Reward Committee
rewards students who maintain
: high grades and have no unex-
cused absences," she explains.
She's also running a flip-flop
and slide fundraiser to generate
funds for the FBHS girls' bas-
ketball team.
All this volunteering began
when her oldest was a toddler at
.. the Amelia Island Montessori
* When asked why she moved
to our area, Yarborough said,
"I'm originally from Wisconsin.
My husband was in the, mili-
tary and grew up on the west
side of Jacksonville, so when
the time came to find.a final
location to call home, we found
Fernandina Beach."
Yarborough contributes to
her community by volunteer-
ing with the Greater
Fernandina Woman's Club as
a Little Women advisor.
When all those volunteering
activities are over, the busy
mom enjoys spending time at
the beach with her.husband,
Jerry, kids Casee, Masha and
Max. 'The family's four-footed
companions are dogs Hershey

Pirate mom and Fernandina Beach High School volun-
teer Deb Yarborough gives of her time in many-ways to
help the school.

and Tini and Flower, the cat.
Reading, cooking and garden-
ing are favorite pastimes.
Fernandina Beach High
School is located at 435 Citrona
Drive. Phone 491-7937.





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strong enough, tour guide
Donna Runyeon told us, that
it would remain intact
through the wash if you got
any on your clothes,
As you're riding out the

new fund would use the samfe
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new stormwater division of the
utility department would first
address the area ait the north
end the island that experi-
enced the worst flooding dur-
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swept over the city in June.
The first project, he said,
would address the mosquito
control ditches in that area that
have not been cleaned out for
50 years, in the hope that
storm water would drain more
speedily from the residential

home stretch, you'll find
yourself slowing down more
often jo soak up all the natu-'
ral sights, sounds and smells
the park has to offer. But you
won't be able to absorb it all
in one tour because though
the trip runs 75 minutes, it
flies by. Before you know it,
you're back in the parking lot'
wondering where the time

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20 years, but it will get (a
stormwater plan) started,"
Mandrick said. "With no
money and no ordinance, we
can't do anything ... the money
willgo into a separate fund for
stormwater activities."
Mandrick said later the

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To read this you must be 25 or older

Musings, opinions, observa-
tions, questions, and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
Cancel everything you've
scheduled next Thursday
evening (you can always
reschedule granny's surgery
and your mother-in-law can
catch a cab from the airport)
between 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
for one of the most entertain-
ing and fun times you'll expe-
rience anywhere, and join
John Springer at the piano bar
at Morgan and Joe Parrish's
downtown (316 Centre St)
Courtyard Pub & Eats but get
there early to nab a good seat.
Springer, a tuxedo-clad island
native who has never had a
piano lesson, can't read music
and was a fixture at the Beech

Street Grill for so many years,
will awe you with his incredi-
ble talent; play list, ability to
perform any request, wry
sense of humor and no sheet
music anywhere in sight.
This fascinating entertain-
er, who plays by ear, inherited
his skills from his piano-play-
ing dad and his granny (who
played on stage at silent
movies in the 1920s), has per-
formed at the White House,
the Grand Ole Opry, played
with Natalie Cole, Clint Black
and Billy Joel, among others
and when he was only nine
years old, performed his first
private function, And see if
you can do something that no
one in more than two decades
of Springer's playing has done
yet, name the popular song he

FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013

Taxes: Millage per $1,000
Ad Valorem Taxes 0.0345
Interest on Investments -
Other Revenue
Capital Program
Waterway Studies
Interlocal Agreements
Waterways Assistance Program
Cooperative Assistance Program
Public Information Program
Tax Collection & Property Appraiser Fees
Fund Balance Reserve

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The Florida Inland Navigation District
has tentatively adopted a measure to
increase its property tax levy.

Last year's property tax levy:
A. Initially proposed tax levy $21,297,955
B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment

Board. and other assessment changes
C. Actual property tax levy

This year's proposed tax levy


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plays that
has stumped
so far. No
rap and no
ing junk,
thank good-
ness, and
DAw, call 432-7086
DAVE'S for informa-
WORLD tion.
... *_ *
DavidN Thursday's
Scott going to be a
full enter-
tainment venue with folks able
to choose between John.
Springer at the Courtyard Pub
and a once-in-a-blue-moon
visit by the original perform-
ers of "Under the Boardwalk,"
"This Magic Moment' and
"Up on the Roof" the
Original Drifters who will be
appearing downtown at La
Tierra Prometida (the old
First Baptist Church) on the
corner of Alachua and North
Fifth streets for a Salvation
Army Hope House fundraiser.
The event is organized by
Fernandina's Interfaith
Dinner Network (IDN), a
group of 10 area churches
that prepares meals for needy
folks at the Hope House, 410
South Ninth St., at the corner
of Date Street, Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
from 5-7:30 p.m.
John Gilbert Sr., who
heads local nonprofit
America's Youth, performed
some kind of show-saving
magic for the legendary
singing group when they were
performing in Jacksonville a
number of years ago and their
manager told him if he ever
needed a favor to let her
know. He did and they will be
here Sept 27, making good on
their IOU to John. Get your
$40 general admission tickets


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on the tax

September 26, 2012


Fellsmere Community Center

56 N. Broadway Street

Fellsmere, Florida

A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase
and the budget will be made at this hearing

or $50 reserved VIP seats at
First Coast Community Bank
(branches on South 14th
Street in Fernandina or SR
200 in Yulee) or at one of the
IDN participating churches'
administration office at St.
Peter's Episcopal Parish at
Eighth and Atlantic, People,
this may be your last chance
to ever see this internationally
known singing group with the
show starting at 7:30 p.m. Call
491-4900. Any more evenings
of this much entertainment
and granny's condition will be
upgraded to critical and an
irate mother-in-law will be
panhandling at the airport for
cab fare.
OK, folks/if you aren't 25
or older, stop reading this and
go to the next item. Stop right
now. I.mean it. Ok, now that
the kids are gone I can tell
you about a special deal being
offered by the Hoyt House
spawned by the best-selling
E.L. James' erotic trilogy, Fifty
Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades
Darker and Fifty Shades Freed,
and which Hoyt House.,
innkeepers DeborahGold and
Myrta Defendini spy'has
proven surprisingl',pplular
with 1Q0als as well.as rists,
and with the duo guarantee-
ing that "what happens, at the
Hoyt House, stays at the Hoyt
For an additional $199
added to.atwo-night mini-
mum rpom price, a couple will
receive an assortment of "play
toys" that they can take home
after their visit that includes
handcuffs, rope, faux fur
padded restraints a wooden
paddle, blindfold, feathers and
a black leather whip with tas-
sels. If that's not enough the
Centre Street B&B also pro-
video chocolate-covered straw-
berries and champagne, late-
night ice cream service, one
morning's breakfast in bed
and special sensual menu
offerings. When making
reservations, guests, who
must be 25 years old or older
and be able to prove it, will be
provided a special "safe word"
for check-in.
One-third of all reserve,
tions so far have been made
by locals, so now you know

So nowyou know why your neighbors
have been walking around with
those silly grins on theirfaces.

why your neighbors who dis- business partner T.J. Pelletier
appeared for a couple of days are still fighting to get the city
last week have been walking to complete the sidewalk from
around with those silly grins the Pelican to Centre Street.
on their faces. For more on This past Wednesday the duo
the special Lotion & Potion inaugurated trivia nights
package go to www.hoyt- beginning at 7 p.m., a 7 p.m.
house.com or call 2774300. poker night on Thursdays and
* a happy hour Monday
The farmers market on through Friday 4-7 p.m. fea-
North Seventh Street down- turning $1 off all appetizers,
town continues its rapid drafts, bottles, well liquor and
growth with some six or more house wine. Call Al or TJ. at
new vendors, including the, 277-3811.
iconic T-Ray's, expected to : **
join the groupbeginning Wanna buy a restaurant? If
Saturday during the 9 a.m; to-, so, it appears that downtown's
1 p.m. weekly event almost, i :i 29 South, the corner of Ash
filling the street to its former i and South Third Street, is on
capacity. I was told by one of the market for $850,000,
the vendors who wanted to. according to Loopnetcom,
sell her products at both the -which has a photo of the
new Omni Amelia Island eatery and a listing price with-
Plantation market and down- out mentioning it by name.
town that she was told "no" by ,, ** *
the Omni location and then I don't much care for fried
chucked out of there when ', foods, but when my wife sug-
she set up shop on Seventh gested I taste one of the fried
Street too. What's up with oysters she purchased at the
that? Maybe it's time for the Timoti's Fry Shack booth dur-
young man handing out the ing the Amelia Island Blues
"Get out of hell free" cards Festival at Main Beach, I was
and holding the "Jesus Christ" hooked. Restaurateur Tim
sign to pay a visit to the Omni Poynter told me he's getting
site. his oysters from St.
* AugustiOe, making me won-
I see where a lady named der once again why we can't
Pat Gass is a candidate for city harvest the thousands of
commission Group 5, the seat, bivalves that sit right under
being vacated by Jeffrey our noses on this island and
Bunch, who is not running for have been tested in labs by
reelection. I've never met Ms. private citizens and proven
Gass and know nothing about perfectly safe and edible. Talk
her platform, party affiliation about government regulation
or views, and with no insult gone berserk Who do we
intended, must say that she need to talk to in Tallahassee
certainly has an appropriate to fix this?
surname for a politician. * *
S* Speaking of the blues festi-
Sizable crowds have been val, we owe a big "thank you"
beating a path to the recently to all those volunteers who
opened Salty Pelican on Front worked this highly successful
Street downtown to watch the event as well as those that
sunsets over the Amelia River, worked unpaid to pull it all
sip cocktails and devour large together, so on behalf of the
quantities of the pub's higMy-4 c owds:who enjoyed three '
tUitAItu iki oystc4tdd'isb)td' ys aftririfici lSage/ i
tacos. Folks are beating a path "Thanksl"
there because Al Waldis and davidnsooa@ellsourhner

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Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 5:00 8 pm
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FRIDAY, S i 1 Mil 11 21,2012 OPINION News-Leader

Car sales: A global

economic barometer

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There is a train of thought
that if you want to find out
what is really happening, "fol-
low the money," When it
comes to 11111in v being
exchanged, car sales aitre a
significant and r;aill\V measur-
able number, (IDI) l (Pand
all the iolih.'I aecronymis don't
mean a lot to 95 percent of
consumers, Readtlin Iln il car
sales are up 20 percent In our
country in AugiNl' means a
S lot. Thist led
tile to doi
research and
what is hap-
pening in n
other major
markets and
WFFIR'S Europe is
CORNER struggling,
as we all
RickKefer August car
sales were
down 4.7 percent in Germany,
11 percent in France and 22
percent in Italy. Spain was up
3.4 percent in'anticipation of a
tax hike coming in
September. Want to guess
what will happen in Spain
where car sales have been up
2 percent YTD before this tax
hike? Europe as a whole is
down for the year, as we had
experienced before our'
rebound. Not a pretty picture
and a reflection of their woes.
Japan's domestic new car
sales were up 7.3 percent in
August, their slowest increase
in eleven months. This fol-
lows increases of 36.1 percent
in July, 40.9 percent in June
and 66.3 percent in May. Why
the big spike and then drop?
The Japanese government put
$3.8 billion in incentive

The annualized US. car sales rate is still off
what was achieved for years, but it is closing
in on it, faster than was predicted.

money on the table and when
it ran opt, sales adjusted to
the lowest level in a year.
Following the money to
Tokyo and tht sales rates are
,Brazil had its best car
. sales month ever, an increase
of 28 percent over last
August, selling 420,080 new
units. Dig into why sales rose
so much and we find a protec-
tionist decision by Brazil to
raise the tax on cars sold
without 65 percent local con-
tent. The existing tax rates of
7-25 percent were converting
to 37-55 percent. Consumers
had to beat the 30 percent tax
hike on models they wanted.
Will this strategy pay off in
the long run? The Brazilian
government is concerned and
has delayed the action two
more months.
United States sales were
up 20 percent in August, as
was mentioned earlier. For
the year we are up 15 percent,
with 18 percent being cars
and a 12 percent truck
increase. The annualized
sales rate is still off what was
achieved for years, but it is
closing in on it, faster than
was predicted. A lot of the
reason is pure need. The
average American has a 20-
plus-mile commute one way
and has to have reliable trans-
portation to earn afpaycheck.
Another version of following
the mdney to understand the
The upcoming election will
be influenced by the auto

industry, most notably in the
swing state of Ohio, Again,
Scar sales'are an easy barome-
ter and nost of us keep
,things simple. We understand
sales numbers and unemploy-
ment rates better than we
understand a $16 trillion
national debt. Raw numbers'
tell part of the story, but
underlying factors are usually
at work, as we see in the
Japan and Brazil sales data:
The Ben Byrns race was a
huge success and a tribute to
the family and all who pitched
in. Great to again witness our
community at its finest. Have
a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge
ChryslerJeep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive
stories alout automobile use
and ownership..

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About this election
The letter "This Election" (Sept.
14) by Phil Scanlan raises several
points which need to be answered.
1. He states that "to remove the
regulations on Wall Street" would lead
to "economic crises." In 1999, President
Clinton signed the bill to repeal the
Glass-Stegall Act of 1933. That act,
enacted during the Depression, pre-
vented banks from engaging in both
traditional banking and investment
activities. The repeal was one of the fac-
tors that led to the financial meltdown
of 2008. Would Mr. Scanlan reinstate
Glass-Stegall or leave he repeal stand?
2. In addition, it is misleading to
say that current regulations should be
maintained to "avoid another economic
crisis." The recent proliferation of reg-.
ulations cannot possibly cover all con-
ditions that exist in a modern economy.
No amount of regulation can insure
that another economic crisis will not
occur. Also, consider that large corpo-
rations have the resources to influence
the regulation process in order to mit-
igate the impact on their businesses
and so the effectiveness of the increase
in regulation is questionable. It is small
businesses that suffer most.
Burdensome regulations add to their
costs, inhibit their growth and limit
their ability to hire employees (and
thereby hurt the overall economy).
3. He implies in his letter that the
U.S. should not be involved in war
unless we are attacked. Would he have
applied that standard to the Balkan
conflict in the 1990's, to Libya or to an
attack on one of our allies?
4. On religious freedom and per-
sonal choice:It is President Obama, not
Mr. Romney, that threatens religious
freedom by his mandate that religious
institutions include in their insurance
policies coverage, for contraceptives
and abortifacient drugs. That fact is
widely recognized and he should have
been aware of it Perhaps he is con-
fused as to religious freedom, individ-
ual choice and who should pay for it.
5. We can reduce our reliance on
foreign oil by utilizing our abundant
resources in oil and gas, by approving
the Keystone pipeline and by permit-
ting more drilling. What we don't need
is thegovernment picking winners and
losers and investing in questionable
investments which they are not quali-
fied to do and which we can't afford.
6. The "saving" of theauto industry
by the government could have been
done at least as well and possibly more
efficiently using the established pro-
cedures of bankruptcy law. In addi-
tion, taxpayers would not have had to
provide the funds for a result that
favored the unions and stiffed bond-
7. Contrary to Mr. Scanlan's asser-
tions, Medicare would not be elimi-
nated under Mr. Romney's plan. His
plan would keep Medicare for those
now 55 years of age and older and
remain as an alternative to private
insurance for those currently under
55. Claims to the contrary smack of
scare tactics.
8. He refers to a continuation of the
"economic recovery." The actual num-
bers do not reflect much cause for opti-
mism: high unemployment, slow
growth, large deficits and debt, etc.
This is not the type of "recovery" that
anyone should want to continue. We
can do better, much better.
9. On the president's prowess in
foreign affairs, we need only point out
the recent events in the Middle East.
Norm Pineault
Amelia Island

Another reader ("This election,"
Sept. 14) offered a list of contrasting
approaches that our two presidential
candidates present. Here is a slightly
different viewpoint.
If you want to re-elect someone:
1. who has added almost $6 trillion
to the national debt, which is current-
ly increasing $48,000 per second, and
taking out WWII debt, has incurred
more debt than all presidents com-
bined since 1790, placing our country
on an economic cliff,
2. who has managed to keep unem-
ployment at over 8 percent for the past
four years (the true rate being 15-20
3. whose wife said she was proud of
her country for the fi-st time when her
husband was nominated,
4. who "hangs" with the likes of Bill
Ayres, an avowed terrorist, whose only
regret seems to be that more police-
men were not killed or more banks
blown up in the radical '60s,
5. who appoints people like Van
Jones, an avowed communist, to impor-
tant government positions,
6. whose 20-year spiritual mentor
and adviser was the Rev. Jeremiah
Wright, a radical Chicago minister who
preaches "God Damn Americal",
7. whose foreign policy is one of
apology and appeasement, resulting
in a Mideast tinderbox, while forsaking
our closest ally, Israel,
8. who is in the process of gutting
our armed forces, while we live in one
of the most dangerous times in our

9. who has taken billions of dollars
from our seniors' Medicare to finance
Obamacare, the complete takeover of
our medical system, more than 15 per-
cent of our economy, which will even-
tually add another $2 trillion or more to
our national debt,
10. who has only submitted one
budget to Congress in the past four
years, which was voted down by every
Republican and Democrat in Congress,
99-0 in the Senate, 414-0 in the House,
11. who has funneled billions of tax-
payer dollars to corrupt unions,

12. who believes illegal immigrants
should have essentially the same basic
rights and government assistance, as
legal citizens, and who does all in his
,power to block the states from'enforc-
ing their own immigration laws, and
who opposes state voter ID laws, which
would go a long way in eliminating
voter fraud.
13. who consistently impedes the
use of our own natural resources by
blocking drilling and placing restric-
tions on the use of coal that will ruin
that entire industry, eliminating mil-
lions of jobs, while at the same time
authorizing grants of billions of dol-
lars to unproven and failed alternative
energy corporations, often run by his
political cronies,
14. whose only experience is that of
a "community organizer" in Chicago,
perhaps the country's most corrupt
city, who was given a free education
due to financial hardship, but whose
past is haunted by many unanswered"
questions relating to college tran-
scripts, absence of college friends, pass-
port applications, a professed former
drug user. And how do you become the
editor of a college law review and never
publish a law review article, which I
believe is unique in the history of our
country's law schools? And, at the
same time being able to amass a net
worth, recently reported, at over $10
million, while never receiving more
than well, what does a "community
organizer" earn?-,
then you should vote to re-elect
President Obama.
If, on the other hand, you want
1. who is a successful businessman,
brought the Olympics back from the
edge of disaster, political experience as
governor of Massachusetts, and who,
through his own ingenuity and hard
work, has amassed a considerable for-
tune, never once being accused of
doing anything illegal, unless itis ille-
gal to be smart, who, with his unsur-
passed business background, inti-
mately knows how business and the
economy work and can get America
back to work again,
2. who, along with his wife and fam-
ily, are true patriots, and generous peo-
ple who have donated millions of dol-
lars to worthy causes,
3. who believes that a strong
America is a safe America, who will
demand respect from our allies as well
as our enemies, and keep our armed
forces at whatever level is necessary to
insure our safety.
4. who recognizes that many of our
governmental programs are in great
danger, simply because the unfunded
mandates that face our future budg-
ets are unsustainable no matter how
much income the government can gen-
erate through taxation, but who has
the ability and knowledge to reform
these programs in such a way as to
not affect our seniors and most vul-
nerable citizens,
5. who will fill the cabinets and other
important government positions with
true patriots,
6. who will enforce our immigra-
tion laws, and welcome those who
come here legally,
7. who will respect our religious
institutions and historical values,
8. who will utilize our natural
resources to the fullest, eliminating
our dependence on foreign energy,
and creating millions of new energy
related jobs,
9. who will not attempt to falsely
take the credit for the work that thou-
sands of military and civil employees
perform, who work endlessly to keep
.our country safe from the lunatics that
would like to destroy us, and who are
the real heroes behind such success-
es as the bin Laden killing.
10. who, having known and experi-
enced the determination and hard
work that it takes to create a business,
will support our business entrepre-
neurs, large and small, and imple-
ment policies to help them succeed,
11. who truly loves his country, and
who will do everything in his power to
keep America strong, prosperous, safe
and free, then you will want to vote for
Gov. Mitt Romney.
John M. Everett
Amelia Island
A response based on facts is nec-
essary as some people may actually
believe the opinions expressed by
Phillip Scanlan in "This election," Sept.
14. One-by-orie:
1. Facts dictate this so-called recov-
ery-is the slowest of any recovery from
a recession in the modern history of
our country. GDP growth is pathetic
and our trade deficits are on pace to
surpass a trillion dollars before the end
of this year,
2. Don't like starting long wars?
When did candidate Romney announce
he would start a war?
S3. Want individuals, not government
to make social/religious decisions.
Hey, did you notice the HHS mandate
effects on ihe Catholic Church, other
religious and individual religious lib-,
erties? See Bill of Rights, article one.
4. Want to reduce waste in

Medicare and control increasing health
costs. Has anybody seen a decrease
in health costs? Any facts to support
cutts Obama has made? I can't wait for
tht Democrats to make public their
5. Reducing America's reliance on
foreign oil with other sources of ener-
gy. Now there's a good one. Does
Solyndra and $500 million wasted tax
dollars come to mind? How about all
those solar panels and windmills made
in China? Did you forget seven drilling
platforms left the Gulf of Mexico due
to the current administration policies?

How about the rejection of the
Keystone XL pipeline in which the
application for permits was handed to'
the U.S. in September of2008. Obama's
"team" made 57 changes to the plans,
all accepted by the Keystone XL
"group" and why did Obama reject the
pipeline along with the 20,000 jobs it
would create in the USA?
6. The president saved the auto
industry all right. Let's see, the gov-
ernment dictates the union and,
GM/Chrysler employees make wage
concessions. The government
demands the CEO of GM resign.
Fourteen auto manufacturing plants
are closed along with 2,000 dealer-
ships. The taxpayers ante up $80 billion
to GM and Chrysler. Of course, both
filed for bankruptcy protection.
Taxpayers are still owed billions and
GM stockholders got nothing. To boot,
we got a car czar out of the deal.
7. Obama was responsible for killing
bin Laden and is focused on getting
terrorists. Where did they get the intel?
The truth is slowly emerging about
this operation. By the way, is this the
same president that demanded all ter-
rorists have-the same legal rights as
American citizens? Obama was even
going to close Gitmo and hold trials in
New Yorkl
Now to Romney:
1. Ill skip this one as I will admit, I
do not have the knowledge to debate
the merits or lack thereof of regula-
tions and policies in which a very few
companies may some day pay a ina
and yet both parties admit no wrong-
2. Increasing military expenditures
led to the.defeat of the once ever-pow-
erful Soviet Union without firing a shot.
Read your history.
3. Covered in #3 above.
4. Eliminate Medicare by replacing
it with a voucher. Hey, I thought the
Democratic Party believed in individ-
uals' rights of choice I guessaot.
5. Drill baby drill. Hop into your
Chevy Volt Oops, they stopped pro-
duction. If you recall, wind and sun
were around long before the gasoline
engine as well as coal-fired power
plants. When we find a viable alterna-
tive, great.
6. Covered above. I would add GM
is manufacturing 70 percent of their
products outside the USA.
7. The vast majority of military peo-
ple understand this president, which is
why they do not support him.
Remember, he put off requests for
more troops when the military asked
for help The commander-in-chief then
.went on to wait months before even
making a decision to send half the
number of troops requested.
To conclude: Obama "inherited" a
$10.7 trillion dollar deficit which has
now surpassed $16 trillion. The largest
debt increase in the shortest amount of
time in the history of our nation. The
president was given over $800 billion'
for an economic stimulus plan. The
president promised unemployment
would not exceed 8 percent and yet
unemployment has been above
8 percent ever since. The civilian w,
orkforce percentage of participation,
has gone from 66 percent in 2008 to
64.1 percent, according to the BLS.
This equates to almost four million
Americans giving up on working!
Food stamp demand has gone from
28 million to 47 million people. For the
first time in our country's history, the
average income of the American
people declined. Also a first was'the
decline in our country's credit rating,
Please pray for our murdered
Americans overseas. You want hope?
Fire Obamal
Kenneth, Dalton
Fernandina Beach
* *
Re: "This election," Sept. 14, I can-
not agree that "this election is about
how you want America led.",This elec-
tion is not about the different approach-
es to leadership, it is about whether we
want to continue a country defined by
our U.S. Constitution, its Amendments
and the laws of our land. It is about
whether one wants individual freedom,
and liberty or wants a state-run entity
that would continuously encroach on
those freedoms and liberties.
The enumerated list provided by
Phillip Scanlan indicates a lack of con-
fidence in the ability of the American
people to understand and solve prob-
lems. Items listed as examples:
Item one: Both candidates want eco-
nomic recovery President Obama

has demonstrated his approach
(extremely slow) kinda like FDR,
Carter. Time for a change to the
Romney approach (quick recovery)
kinda like Coolidge, Ike, JFK, Reagan,
SMaintain regulations on Wall Street
to avoid another economic crisis?
Really! Does the writer or any one else
believe that the crisis was caused by
Wall Street or has one considered that
it was a housing bubble seed sewn in
the Carter administration and exac-
erbated in the Clinton and Bush admin-
istrations. Certainly not a Romney pro-
Item two: Who hasproposed a war?
Most wars since 1900 began under
Democratic presidencies. Only pro-
posal from Romney I am aware of is
keeping America strong to avoid wars
-it works!
Item three: It is a joke; can the
writer really convince anyone that the
president is not a big government, reg-
ulation, socialistic leaning individual? I
don't think so. Mr. Romney is sup-
portive of individual freedoms and lib-
erties and President Obama is not
Item four If one desires to eliminate
waste in government including
Medicare, the record supports only
Mr. Romney. The president's record
demonstrates his capability.
Item five and six: A bigger joke!
Energy is not the president's strong
suit, he has failed completely. Now the-
administration is going tobuy an eJec-
fric car from CM that will copt CM
somewhere between $60,000 and
$80,000 per car plus costing the gov-
ernment more than $20,000 per car
above what gas, gasoline, flex, coal, or
some other fuel car would have cost
Mr. Romney simply supports let-
ting the market lead the way while we
the consumers reap the benefits and
get to the green place before the gov-
ernment-regulated gets a good start,
Item seven: Almost a joke, even
though the Bush administration's
actions led to the demise ofbin Laden,
our president, after all the blame stuff
for his not being able to do his job,
gave little credit to others on the killing
of bin Laden. This is a pretty good indi-
cator of the character of our president
There is no doubt that Mr. Romrey
will provide the capable leadership to
continue the fight against terrorism.
The writer's seven items interpret-
ing his belief of the actions of Mr.
Romney are basically untrue in that
Mr. Romney nor anyone in his admin-
istration would agree that these are
true representations of his views, just
more Democratic talking points made
up of untruths, distortions, half-truths,
misinterpretations and lies,
If one really believes that they are
better off now than 3.75 years ago, that
they have more freedom, more liberty,
more wealth and a brighter future,
then this president deserves your vote;
if not, then Mr. Romney is the one.
Charles B Benefield
Fernandina Beach

("This election," -Sept. 14) is ram-
pant with misrepresentations, liberal
bias and blatant untruths. (Phillip
Scanlan) has become proficient
at the far left's strategy that if you
repeat the same lies often enough, the
intellectually challenged will soon
believe them and subsequently repeat
To focus only on the most egre-
gious of the statements, he suggests
That we should slipport the reelection
of Obama to "continue the economic
recovery and maintain regulations on
Wall Street to avoid another economic
crisis." What economic recovery?
There Are fewer employed workers
today than when he tobk office. He
has added $5 trillion to our national
debt in less than four years in office.
Gasoline has doubled in price. And,
by the way, the "economic crisis" he
refers to is totally the fault of Barney
Frank and Chris Dodd, who chaired
the House and Seilate Banking
Committees who forced our financial
institutions to lend mortgage money to
unqualified borrowers or face legal
sanctions for discrimination.,
Coincidentally, both Frank and Dodd
are not running for reeleclion as the
polls showed they had no chance of
Mr. Scanlan further claims that Mr.
Obama stepped up to save the
American aiuto industry and one mil-
lion jobs. Another oft repeated lie. The
facts are; there are less than 700 thou-

sarid'auto industry jobs left in our coun-
.try.and"forty percent of those are at
Ford Motor Co. which is so well man-
,.aged,that it required no bailout and
continues to thrive in spite ofObama.
Obama took General Motors into bank-
ruptcy, shafting their bondholders and
turningthe company over to the United
Auto Workers pension fund. Mitt
Romney is criticized for also recom-
mending bankruptcy without turning
the company over to the UAW. By the
way, GM holds on by a thread because
,,the U.S. government is their largest
Moving along, Scanlan tees up the
next lie that the Romney plan will "elim-
inate Medicare by replacing it with a.
voucher, which may not buy sufficient
health insurance." The truth, of course,
is that there will be no changes to
Medicare for those 55 years and older
and the voucher will be a future option
for those who may wish to buy their-
own insurance on the open market
It's called free enterprise. Trying to
frighten Florida seniors is an Obama
tactic by those who lack even a modest
During the Vietnam war, Mitt
Romney was given a two-year draft
deferment to serve his Mormon-
iequired service to humanity. Upon
his return his deferment expired and
he returned to the selective service
lottery list His number was not called
before the war ended. Like Mr.
Scanlan, my husband is a Vietnam-era
veteran who also proudly served our
country but lacks Scanlan's cynicism
and recognizes Mitt Romney's execu-
tive and leadership skills. Skills totally
lacking in our current president As
Scanlan points out, veterans over-
whelmingly support Romney for these
very critical skillsand his unblemished
Finally, this past week we witnessed
our president's performance under
fire. While our embassies in the Middle
East were attacked and torched and
the State Department was befuddled
Mr. Obama was campaigning and rais-
ing funds. As a result of having no
Mideast policy or contingency plan,
four of our countrymen were slaugh-
tered. How's that for leadership? .
Scanlan and I agree on one thing,
don't be swayed by negative adds by
labor unions or George Soros, be sure
to support the candidate who will save
our country from another four-year
debacle and $5 trillion additional nation-
al debt which we can't possibly pay
back. Turn out for Mitt Romney and
Paul Ryan!
L P. King
Amelia Island
The letter writer (This election,"
Sept. 14) that listed seven reasons to
not vote for Mitt Romney is so far off
the real issues of what is happening to
our country with this present presi-
dent and all his failed or failing policies
Writer says:
1. We are in a economy recovery.
Fact worst economy ever and get-
ting worse under this president
2. Accuses us of starting wars fact
- the USA only goes to war for our
interest in the world or those of our
allies i ,
3. Government/ religious decisions
- decisions by our government should
only be to protect us with very limited
social issues/religious, freedom -
Obama has dictated to the Catholic
faith in Obamacare.
4. Medicare waste and help keep
down health costs. Fact- Romney also
has policies to reduce these items -
many experts claim that Obamacare
will increase health care costs for all
with the taxpayers footing the bill.
5. Our need for oil, we have more
than we need in and around us as well
as under our feet, get rid of the gov-
ernment hurdles and walls that keep us
from getting it.
6.Auto industry was not saved by
Obama. Fact the one million jobs
would still be here under a bankrupt-
cy filed by GM and Chrysler, a course
that could have been taken. Fact tax
money saved.
7. I appreciate this writer for his
service to his country I do not know
of this issue on Romney and if he was
given a deferment then that was OK'd
by the Depariment of Defense as were
many others for whatever reasons.
President Obama also did not serve,

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Florida Department of Transportation
(FDOT) and Nassau County officials have
teamed up with plans to widen Chester Road
("Chester Road to expand, but where?" on
Sept. 12). This may even require the use of emi-
.nent domain to allow county and FDOT to
legally "steal" private property. As a resident
on Chester Road, I am concerned about the
impact this will have on my home and the
many who live on or around Chester Road.
To begin with, planning for the project
began more than two years ago yet the citizens
are just now being told in a public meeting
that was just held. Whywerewe not informed
two years ago and given an opportunity to
speak out for or against this project? I was at
this meeting and spoke with a county employ-
ee whereby I asked "if this is already a done
deal"? He politely answered, "Yes."Then why
waste the residents'/taxpayers' time if the all-
knowing "power brokers" have already decid-
Next I asked several county and FDOT
representatives where the growth is? Are there
permits on file from corporations, developers,
etc., to begin construction which would require
such expansion? "I don't know" was the most
S common response. So we need this four-lane,
divided highway for what purpose?
.Ipojtc out lhai ,y po left,
turn options for most residents living on
Chester Road. This means most residents will
have to turn right, proceed to the next inter-
section and make a U-turn in order to pro-
ceed south on Chester Road. On average, this
will add 1 mile to most residents' commute and
increase the chances of an accident by forcing
U-turns. County and FDOT representatives
had no response and in fact appeared to be
taken by surprise with this revelation.
This expansion of Chester Road is largely
based on myth and speculation. At a time when
our economy is shrinking, banks are not will-
ing to loan money and businesses are not
expanding, how is it possible that business
and residential growth is expected to explode
in the next four years? The only "growth" I am
aware of is "Terra Pointe," which is a public-pri-
vate partnership between big business and
crony politics. Few, such as lawyers, develop-
ers, etc., will benefit from this "if you build it
they will come" ghost town while the rest of us
will pay in the form of higher taxes and further
declining property values along Chester Road.
Chester residents should not think their prop-
erty will suddenly be worth millions in the
commercial market which does not exist.
If you agree that this expansion is unnec-
essary, then I encourage you to tell Nassau
County Commissioners (491-7380) and FDOT
(Mr. Stephen Browning, 800-749-2967 ext.
7455) "NO" to this expansion. If you disagree
and think this is a good idea, then get out your
checkbook and write a check for $,30 million we
do not have.
Tim Peak

It's amazing the tidbits onfe picks up in the
News-Leader. Just in the Sept. 12 edition I
learned from Ron Sapp's "An analysis of the
city budget" that he finds fractions really com-
plicated. Then in' "Voice the People" on the
same page I learned from a letter, "Socialist
agenda," that Ron is a teacher in the
Fernandina Beach schools, .
Now, I enjoy Ron's articles, especially his
humorous streak, and I have little doubt that
Ron is a splendid fellow who never forgets his
wedding anniversary and knows all his stu-
dents by their first names. Accordingly I hes-
itate to co-join Ron being a teacher and his
difficulties with fractions, but did -he really
mean to give Fernandina Beach children who
fail test questions involving fractions a "get
out jail free" card?
I used to be teacher so if you are reading
this, Ron, and would like to be brought up to
speed on fractions then call me, I'm in the
book. Meanwhile, here's a tip: If you are faced
with a fractions problem that you can't solve
then just convert the fractions to decimal num-
bers. Can't do that either? Sigh, just call me,
N.I). Fay
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This election is more impo rtant
than special issues be it sexual pref- .WE NOW INTO
erence, religion, unions, etc., this EAR T OF TH Td; E
president is only catering to, the EXPECT AN vEE 5EA5ON.
masses for votes, OF ACTIVITY, INTE I ICATION
If we look at the past four years I ECO NMA NOVEMOR
after the Democrats had control of / EIVP ALL FLOl
the House and Senate since Jan. 3, JU5 O FLOP P AN
2007 and Where we are today, along UN!E ? AiNi
with Obama put in office in 2008 O
any downhill fall has gained momen-
turn at an alarming rate with the cliff
at the end.
And the promises made by
Obama that have not happened -
unemployment over 8 percent on
rolls debt at all time highs-foreign
affairs at boiling points in many
countries- I see our president turn-
ing his back on our most important
friends in hostile areas of the world.
Most veterans support Romney
because he does support a strong
military and defense not so we can
start wars.but hopefully keep them
at bay.
The writer also brought up voter
suppression and campaign'negative
ads; seems we have too manylille-
gals voting in our country so we
need to make sure only legal citi-
zens vote when one side uses neg-
ative ads then that forces the other '_____
side to also spin in that direction I
would bet on who started them first. These are some points he addressed is aware of the controversy about
Need or want a job want to see' fo his support of Obama along with the president's selective service fil-
the economy really turn around some clarification: ing? Just a thought there for him to
want taxes to go down want to see 1. Economic recovery and regu- consider.
business grow and empty retail lotions on Wall Street. Last Ilooked From my perspective about the
shops fill back up again? Then don't the'chairman of the Fed said the election, I'd rather turn over the
be fooled by the same promises, economy was so bad, the Fed had to presidency to someone else: some-
look at the condition of the USA. begin buying billions a month in one who has not run up a tremen-
If you're legal to vote, "turn out" mortgage-backed securities to prop dous national debt, someone who
your country really needs you. up the real estate market As far as believes the Constitution is a corm-
Danny Lawhorn" regulations on Wall Street go, Mr. pact to keep the government in
Fernandina Beach Scanlan must have missed the fact check rather than an open-ended
* that after the "regulations" were invitation for our elected govern-
In the Sept. 14 "Voice of the enacted, one of the president's prin- ment to act at its own discretion and
People" there was a letter in which cipal fundraisers in 2008 managed to someone who does not blame a
Phil Scanlan listed seven reasons "misplace" over $1 billion in client predecessor for problems. In other
why I should. vote to re-elect funds at his hedge fund. Of course, words, I want a leader not a whiner
President Obama. I do agree with no prosecution, criminal or civil, was in chief
Mr. Scanlan that this election is a begun against this former Democrat Vince Cavallo
choice between two different governor. ,Amelia Island
approaches, but I believe he is 2. Obama would not begin long *
choosing the wrong one. wars against those who did not As a fellow veteran I would like to
1. He says I should vote for Mr. attack us. Hopefully Mr. Scanlan thank Phillip Scanlan of Amelia
Obama to continue the economic knows only the Congress can Island forwhat I believe to be a true
recovery, I don't see economic declare war. I have a vague recol- analysis of the candidate's positions
recovery. All I see is mounting debt election of prior Democrat Presidents in the upcoming election.
and millions of people still unem- Johnson and Truman asking For many of the negative ads
played. And thanks to the regula- Congress for support of two multi- regarding President Obama, a quick
tions,.getting a home loan is an year operations, Vietnam and Korea, look at a recent study by Baylor
ordeal which resulted in huge U.S. casual- University may provide some insight
2. He says I should vote for Mr. ties and neither country attacked into the mentality of the sponsors.
Obama if I don't want to start long the U.S. It's not possible to post the entire
wars. What I want to see is America By the way, Bush received content of the study here, but in
standing strong in order to preempt Congressional support for his essence it says a lot has to do with
war not sec our embassies actions in Iraq. I suppose Myr. the, .urrilion ofhale in America.
attacked )d Americans killed. Scarlan '. cmment wa, a poorly ,.i.iblie 'vie'fa, on e terpet
3. He says (should voe for Mr. veiled reference to the Iraq War. and on 'V, this ugly specter should
Obama if I want individuals, not gov- .3. Mr. Scanlan uses the euphe- have been put to rest a decade ago.
ernment, to make social/religious mism "social" decisions when sug- As a veteran who follows politics
decisions. That would be nice, but gesting Obama would not get closely, I hope those like me will
under the Obama administration involved in controversy extraneous pay close attention to Phillip's article.
Catholics and others who want to to the Bill of Rights. He used "social" Harry Toland
save the lives of unborn children apparently to avoid the term abor- Fernandina Beach
are told they must comply with the tion, which Obama supports and
Government demand to provide has supported including partial birth The Amlran
abortion services in their health abortions. Come on Mr. Scanlan, be
eare policies. Under the Obama #direct when expressing your candi- I could not agree more with the
administration, an individual is told date's attributes. I wonder if "social" article "American Dream" (Sept 12)
to buy health insurance and not even also includes unfettered by immi- by Steve Nicklas. I believe that this
health insurance of their own choos- gration laws access to our country November election will determine
ing, but one that complies with gov- by foreign nationals? the character of America forward. If
ernment regulations. How is the 4. Obama believes the govern- we go Democrat, then our path will
individual getting to make a choice ment should support all forms of be large government taking care of
here? energy production to reduce our people, penalizing those that take
4. According the Mr. Scanlan, I use of oil Actually Mr. Scanlan, the risks, work hard and save. America
should vote for Mr. Obama ifI want president is against the use offossil will continue, just with a different
to reduce Medicare waste and con- fuels like coal too. The problem with ideology. Will it still thrive? I don't
trol health care spending. I want to your candidate's pie in the sky know but I do know that I and my
vote for someone who is willing to approach to energy is none of the family will not thrive in that envi-
tackle the job of not letting Medicare alternative energy sources he sup- ronment long-term. I believe in val-
and Social Security go bankrupt. ports are either fiscally or physical- ues, hard work, personal responsi-
What doesn't Mr. Scalan understand ly feasible. He has also underwritten ability, courage, faith and
aboutt the number 55? I like the "energy" grants which coinciden- commitment. These ideals are
voucher idea. It gives me, the indj- tally involve firms which were sup- ridiculed by Democrats. Christianity
vidual, the choice to go' with. porters of his election in 2008. The and spiritual faith is mocked. But
Medicare or buy my own insurance most notorious was Solyndra. there are places in the world that
rather than the government dictat- 5. I see Mr. Scanlan has been would welcome talented, educated
ing what I should do or what cover- reading the president's press releas- producers and contributors. Do not
age I should have. es: he got Osama bin Laden. He did lose faith. We are descendants of
5. He wants me to vote for Mr. such a good job with that one, per- people who immigrated and built a
Obama because he is going to haps he can find those thousands of great country out of a wilderness. If
reduce our dependence on oil. So far semi-auto firearms his ATF let go to it is time for that country to move on,
I see no energy that can replace oil, Mexico and Columbia. You see Mr. then maybe it is time for us to also.
but I do see that we could use our Scanlan, not only is Obama inter- Tammy Robinson
own oil rather than that of foreign ested in bringing terrorists to justice, Fernandina Beach
nations who are not really our. he allows his minions to arm ter- "
friends. We can look for other : rorists and drug rings south of our Stupid is asstupid doeS
sources of energy, too, but why border, refuses to turn over docu-
should we ignore the bountiful ener-" ments about the event and has Have half of our Americans lost
gy right here in our own country, or' allowed his staff in producing his their minds? If you care anything
in the friendly neighboring country 1 press releases, to endanger mem- about your life in America or the
of Canada? The Keystone pipeline bers of elite counter-terrorist groups future of your children and grand-
project would have created many within our military. A former-repub- children, you owe it to all concerned
much-needed jobs, but Mr. Obama lican president was famous for say- to read the book The Harbinger, and
wouldn't allow that to happen. ing "speak softly but carry a big also view the movie. Obama in 2016.
6. Did Obama really save the. stick." Does Obama believe in gut- Our troops are getting shot in the
auto industry? Both GM and ting the military while shouting his back by our allies in the Middle East
Chrysler wound up in bankruptcy, i achievement? and the police that are supposed to
anyway, and the Obama ad minis-:. 6. Yes Mr. Scanlan, I do want our be helping protect our embassies
tration sold its interest in Chrysler:r president to support our domestic aire turncoats for the radicals. Why
in July 2011 at a loss of $1.3 billion, auto industry. Of course, cramming ish't Obama doing anything about;
There is too much bad news about a bankruptcy down the throats of the radicals? He doesn't want to rock
the auto bailout to list in this letter. '; the bondholders for the benefit of the Muslim boat because he wants
7. I'm glad that President Obama the unions was perhaps not the best the Muslim votes so he can serve
gave the go ahead to get Osama bin way to go about it. Then again, why another term of bringing America
Laden, but that's not enough to be bothered with 200 years of legal down to her knees and Israel along
make me want to give President precedence, when one believes they with us.

Obama a second term. 'can dictate whatever they want to do. We lost two more of our precious
I am making my choice on the ,Perhaps it is because he also said he Marines today, along with several
approach to leadership I want ;iir 'tvianiled to rule from day one. Mr. injured due to an attack on one of
America, and it's not President 6riSetanlan, I don't want a ruler, I want our bases in Afghanistan. I say,
Obama's approach,. -' ''a representative government, secretly bring all our troops home
Merrillee Whren r' !Along with Mr. Scanlan's political "NOW" along with our equipment
Fernandina Beach support commentary hejuxtaposed and leave the Middle East people
* his patriotic service to his country to exterminate their own radicals
I notice over the past few months against Romney requesting religious and cut off all aid to these may coun-
Phil Scanlan has taken the time to deferments. I wonder if he was as tries until they get their morals right.
educate the public through the let- quick in comparison in two prior They only pretend to like us for the
ters section with one after another elections to point out that Clinton money in aid.
pearl of wisdom from Democrat fled to England to avoid service yet If Americans with businesses
headquarters. His last one ("This ran for president against two war over there have lost them too bad!
election," Sept. 14) was a worker, heroes? I also wonder if Mr. Scanlan 'ITcy should have created these jobs

at home. Also, I'm sick of all the
cheaply made products from China.
Barbara Freeman
Fernandina Beach

On Sept. 11, the llth anniver-
sary of 9/11, there was an ambush
in Benghazi, Libya that left four
Americans dead and demonstrations
erupted all over the Middle East
Demonstrators at our embassy in
Cairo tore down the American flag,
destroyed it, flew the Al Qaeda flag
and chanted that they were all bin
Laden's. The mass media is report-
ing and conclusions have it all over
the map but are, in my humble opin-
ion, way off the mark. Although the
demonstrators and these riots sent
a very clear message the White
House and mass media do not seem
at all the plug-in, so what really is
going on here?
In May of 2011, the administra-
tion announced the killing of bin
Laden. They then proceeded to
make this a huge political statement,
how tough they were on terrorism
and that Mr. Obama was a leader in
policy. They trumpeted all over the
news, VP Joe Biden told the world
that Seal Team Six had done the job.
resident Obama gave press releas-
'es on ihis step-by-sfep information
on where the raid was launched.
They discussed CIA agents work-
ing out safehouses to get the infor-
mation, they discussed how the
whole thing was traced through
couriers. They also gave away the
name of a Pakistani doctor that had
aided them in getting DNA on bin
Laden. As a result, he has been sen-
tenced by a Pakistani court to 30
years imprisonment for treason.
During the last year they have made
no hesitation of triumphing the fact
that they got bin Laden. In fact, at the
Democratic National Convention
just a couple weeks ago, it was said,
"Ask bin Laden if he is better off
than he was four years ago."
For four years, one of President
Obama's major foreign policy efforts
has been to kill by the use of pred-
ator drones any number of the citi-
zens of Pakistan and Yemen. All of
these people killed were claimed to
a banned terrorist However, there
is no on the ground confirmation of
a great deal of these killings. What
must be remembered, terrorist or
not, these were citizens of a sover-
eign foreign country. We invaded
those countries' air spaces and
assassinated their citizens. We also
violated their air space. We have, in
fact, committed acts of war against
those two countries without -so
much as a by your leave that has
been Obama foreign policy.
The demonstrations and killings
of American citizens in the past
week have been nothing short of
payback. Al Qaeda is getting even.
Does anybody out there really think
that these demonstrations were
spontaneous, that the fact that the Al
Qaeda flag was flown is some sort of
spontaneous accident? No way This
was a coordinated, organized effort
To send a message to the Obama
regime that Al Qaeda is alive and
well and can do payback, and they
have. Some months after the bin
Laden killing, a Chinook helicopter
.was shot down in Afghanistan and
killed about 18 seal team six mem-
bers. Does anybody think this was
a coincidence? Now four American
patriots have been killed in
Benghazi, President Obama and VP
Joe Biden have American blood on
their hands because of their blatant
disregard of national security.
I served over 30 years in the
intelligence world and here were
two rules that you never broke: one
was sources; you never reveal the
sources of your intelligence. Rule
number two: you never revealed
methods; you never gave any infor-
mation concerning the methods by
which your intelligence was gath-
ered. This current White House has
violated these rules constantly and
has resulted in American deaths.
William C. Burk
USN/CIA retired
Femnndina Beach

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Miller Freedom Boys and
Girls Club summer
campers, with Alice Deal,
show the artwork they
created foi the Dream
Rocket Project.The art-
work panels are current-
ly on display at the Yulee
branch library and will
eventually be joined with
other pieces to wrap the
Saturn Vmoon rocket
replica at the U.S. Space
and Rocket Center in
Huntsville, Ala.


Greg and Holli Souther of Douglas, Ga.,
announce the birth of twin daughters, Aliyah
Hope and Baila Faith, born at 11:40 a.m. July 13,
2012, at St. Vincents Medical Center South in
Jacksonville. Aliyah Hope weighed 4 pounds 7
ounces and Baila Faith weighed 4 pounds 11
ounces. Both measured 18 inches in length.
They join big sister, Petal Jayne, 2.
Paternal grandparents are Shelba Souther and
Scotty Souther of Douglas, Ga..Maternal grand-
parents are Robert and Melinda Crawford of
Fernandina Beach.
Great-grandparents include Molly King,
Marjorie Crawford of Fernandina Beach, Robert
Crawford of Fruit Cove and Eva Kirkland and
Evelyn Souther of Douglas, Ga.
Lee and Diann Burchett of Yulee announce
the birth of a son, Boston Wayne Burchett, born
at 8:05 a.m. Aug. 29,2012, at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau. The baby weighed 7 pounds 7
ounces and measured 20 inches in length.
He joins sisters Dynasty, Grace and Brooklyn


Air Force Airman Dustin M. Bishop gradu-
ated from basic military training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-
week program that included training in military
discipline and studies, Air Force core values,
physical fitness and basic warfare principles and
skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn
four credits toward an associate in applied sci-
ence degree through the Community College of
the Air Force. Bishop is the son of Dwayne and
Lisa Bishop of Hilliard. He is a 2009 graduate of
Hilliard High School.


Andrew Bulna, a resident of Fernandina
Beach, is attending Centenary College this fall
and will be majoring in communication.
"We are pleased that Andrew Bulna decided
to attend Centenary and has the opportunity to
experience all of the benefits that this wonderful
institution has to offer," says Glenna Warren,
dean of admissions at Centenary College.

Culinary graduates, front row, from left, are Landon Stoots,
Christy Watklns, Jenna Sever, Karen Russell, Christopher
Pallan. Back row are Bob Mark, instructional program manager,
School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality, Chef Kevin Nacke, Jacob
Boles-Pittman, Gary Autry and Andrew Cornelius.

Culinary students

complete 600 hours

Eight Florida Coast Career
Tech (FCCT) Betty P Cook
Nassau Center students were
awarded the 600-hour Certificate
of Completion in Commercial
Food Preparation and Culinary
Arts on Sept. 10.
The program prepares individ-
uals for employment in the culi-
nary and hospitality fields. The
graduates completed a 300-hour
class in Food Preparation and a
300-hour Restaurant Cook class.
The classes met Monday through
Thursday, 4-9 p.m., for seventh
American Culinary Certified
Chef Kevin Nacke, who has 18

years of experience in fine dining,
country club and institutional
service, instructed the class.
Students completing the
course include: Gary Autry, Jacob
Boles-Pittman, Christopher Pallan
and Karen Russell of Fernandina
Beach; Jenna Sevei, Jolshua
Landon Stoots and Christy
Watkins from Yulee; and Andrew
Cornelius from Jacksonville.
The Hospitality and Culinary
Arts program was identified as
"Exemplary" by the American
Culinary Federation Education
Foundations Accrediting
Commission (ACFEFAC at the
July meeting.

Most Insurances Accepted
Call For Appointment
Dr. Robert Friedman
A1A at Bailey Rd.

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8 lags Playscapes, Inc.,
formerly Freedom Play-
ground, announces a contest
to name the future communi-
ty-accessible playground.
Kids 14 and under may sub-
mit a name that captures the
local flavor and "everyone
plays here" theme the play-
ground envisions. The park
will be located west of the
Atlantic Recreation Center,
adjacent to the Egans Creek
Greenway. To learn more and
for contest entry forms visit
On Oct. 19, 8 Flags,
Playscapes will host a "Movie
in the Park" at Central Park.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m.,
moviegoers will vote from
among the top names submit-
ted for the park, then see the
film "Dolphin Tale."
For a $5 donation, ticket
holders will be entered in a
drawing to win a 4-pack of
tickets to see Winter the dol-
phin at the Clearwater
Marine Aquarium. Overnight
accommodations are includ-
Cheer fundraiser
The FernandinaBeach
High School cheerleaders'
fundraiser yard sale will be
held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept.
22 in the FBHS multi-purpose
room/cafeteria, rain or shine.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen
Court will be held Sept. 25 at
the Nassau County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in
Yulee. Sessions begin at 6
p.m. Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. To
serve on the volunteer jury or
act as attorneys, court clerks
and bailiffs, sign up at your
school guidance offices or at
court To participate as an
attorney, see Coordinator
Charles Griffin, who assigns
the positions. Volunteers
need to.arrive between 5:30
and 6 p.m. For information
call Griffin at 548-4600.
Marktlcar wash
A Flea Market & Car
Wash will be held at Yulee
''Elementary School, 86063
Felmor Road, on Sept 29 to
benefit the school safety
patrol and band. The market
is from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For
more information and booth
rentals, email ymsband@hot-
mail.com or call Ivo at 225-
3693. The car wash will be
held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Donation is $5 per car.
Concessions-will be available.
The Fernandina Beach
High School Special
Education class is taking pre-
paid orders for new crop
mammoth pecan halves until
Oct 8. Cost is $10 per 16-
ounce bag. Place your orders
by calling FBHS at 261-5713,
ext 2728 or 2609. Payments
should be sent to FBHS, 435
Citrona Drive, Attn: Judy
Walters. Proceeds will benefit
the ESE School Based

The Fernandina Beach
High School homecoming
parade will be held downtown
on Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. The com-
munity is invited to partici-
pate. If you or your group
would like to be included,
contact Rob Hicks at FBHS at
261-5714,or robert.hicks@
Princess party
Girls ages 2-8 are invited
to the second annual Princess
Party Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-1
p.m. at the St. Marys, Ga.,
waterfront park. Tickets are
$20 per child and chaperone
and available at Harvest
Christian Academy, 480
Henrietta St., Kingsland, Ga.,
or the Economic Develoment
Office, 400 Osborne St., St.
Marys. Price includes crown-
ing, picture with a princess,
food and more.
RSVP by Oct. 15. Tickets
must be purchased in
advance.'Space is limited. For
information contact the
school at (912) 729-4230.
Stop bullying
"Stop Bullying The End
Begins With Me!" will be held
on Oct. 27 from 14 p.m., at
Christwalk Church, 2920
Bailey Road.
This family forum on bul-
lying will address both par-
ents and children/teens
separately. Tabi Upton, MA,
LPC, of Chattanooga, Tenn.,
will hold individual group ses-
sions for parents and
teens/children. Host for the
event is Mosaic... putting
pieces together. For tickets to
this free event email
Seating will be limited.
Scot Ackerman, MD, med-
ical director of First Coast
Oncology, announces this
year's.topic for the Students
Who Care Essay Contest:
Being Good + Doing Good -
Being Happy.
High school students from
Duval and Nassau counties
can enter for a chance to win,'
a MacBook in reward for
their good deeds.
For details visit www.First
CoastOncology.com or con-
tact Director of Communica-
tions Michele Katz at (904)
880-5522. Deadline is Oct. 30.
Submit essays online.
Registration is now open
for the Oct. 27 ACT college
readiness exam. Students
must register by Sept 21 at
www.actstudentorg or by
mail. Paper registration forms
may be obtained from school
counselor offices.
The cost for the ACT test
(with no writing test) is $35.
The cost for the ACT Plus
Writing is $50.50. Fee waivers
are available to qualified stu-
dents who can't afford the
registration fee.

The Blessing of Animals
Sunday, September 30'h
I O:00am
New Vision
Congregational Church, UCC
All creatures great and
small are welcome!
Cookout following service

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YHS automotive program'keeps it real

News-Leader _________

experiment in the swel-
tering Yulee High
School garage area,
auto services program
instructor Ron Kennison
responded to student grum-
bles about the heat by saying,
'This is the real world. Very
few places you go to work are
going to have air conditioning
(iOn the garage)."
Keeping things real is
important to Kennison as he
stresses the critical impor-
tance of safety in the work-
place and the value of good
communication skills, and
after 30 years in heavy trucks
and equipment and 17 years
in automotive, truck and
heavy truck and equipment
sales and technical advising,
he brings a wealth of real-
world knowledge to his stu-
dents. .
"We work on dealing with
customers, especially irate
customers, and how to calm
them down," he says.
The class works on real
cars with real problems and
Kennison takes them step-by-
step through each system in a
"I tell them a car is like a '
pie," he explained, drawing a
circle on the whiteboard,
dividing it into parts andln ni
ing them.
"And they have to learn .
about each system. I don't
want them to be intimidated
by the car."
The seven female students
in the class of 76 are not
daunted, and Kennison is .
quick to inform them the
automotive industry is no
longer just a man's
"Women are more patient.
They can step away from a
problem and go back to it
Whereas the guys are so
determined to make it work
and sometimes that can lead
to trouble," he noted.
Particularly mindful of stu-
dents with any type of learn-
ing disability, Kennison says if
he senses restlessness, hell
give that student something
to do, believing that "you can
look at pictures in a book all
day long, but the hands-on
experience makes it real."
Ariyoneobserving as'. /.
Keinison teaches his class
can immediately see how
important his students are to

'They have to learn about each system. I don't
want them to be intimidated by the car'

him. His highest hope is that,
they will go even further than
"This field can lead into
automotive design, engineer-
ing, aircraft design and repair,
marine engines, diesel ... the
sky is the limit!"
'Kennison's teaching style
has yielded a.number of suc-
cess stories for kids who had
been labeled difficult or those
struggling with a regular cur-
He is exceptionally proud
of students who have gone on
to shine after receiving their
automotive certificate and
"Andrew Castle is our
aeronautical student who test-
ed two years ahead of every-
one in his program. He is
being sought out by
Lockheed and Boeing for
employment upon completion
of his program." boasts'
Rachael Brooker is now an

electrical engineer apprentice'
at Naval Submarine Bays
Kings Bay in Kingsland,.Ga.,
working on submarines.
Originally from
Jacksonville, Kennison and
his wife Leanne moved to
Nassau County in 1972. He
has been teaching the pro-
gram at YHS sirice 2006,and
gives credit to his wife for her
"Mrs. Kennison has been a
Major driving force behind
me and this program. She has
devoted an immeasurable
amount of time and energy to
make sure that the students
have the support they need to
be successful."
"He really has a heart for
the kids," said Assistaint,
Principal Natasha Drake; "He
does everything he can to
keep them involved."
Yulee High School is locat-
ed at 85439 Miner Road.
Phone 225-5116.

Justin Jude, Toylor Moore, Krystin VanPelt, Haley Page, Jeremy Munday and Andrew
McCance, use Ohms law to test voltage drops in the automotive service class at Yulee
High School.






Board of County

Commissioners has tentatively adopted a budget

for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. A public hearing to
make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND

TAXES will be held on:

Monday, September 24th, 2012

7:00 PM

at the
James S. Page Governmental Complex

96135 Nassau Place
Yulee, F 320'7 ."-""'

Nassau County Board of County Commissioners Fiscal Year 2012-2013









TAXES: PER $1,000








S 13,195,605 S

$ 29,008,028 $


3,000,607 $ 12,215,239 $ 17,093,036 $ 1,654,384 $ 11,829,163 $


812,223' $


9,839,660 $ 3,960,660'

$ 7,170,242

6,351,800. $
50,000 $
215,813 $


$ 1,268,464

$ 823,519

$ 8,700 $
$ 2,322,425 $


$ 9,866 $
$ 3,591,990 $
$ 29,660 $
$ 90,062 $


$0 $ 72,788,354

$ 32,943,898
$ 7,170,242
$0 $
$ 12,622,946
$ 995,537
$ 7,534,647
$ 6,507,672
$ 225,380
$ 1,042,642
$ 16,185,642

$ 40,024144 $ 7,839,758 $ 6,617,613 $ 6,923,684 $ 4,423,108 $ 4,747,226 $ 3,721,578 $ 10,931,495 $0 $ 85,228,606

$ 53,219,749 $ 10,840,365 $ 18,832,852 $ 24,016,720 $ 6,077,492 $ 16576,389 $ 13,561,238 $ 14,892,155 $0 $ 158,016,960

$, 5,998,205 $ 34,588 $ 2,802,196 $ 4,443,784 $ 604,485 $ 13,883,258
$ 981,195 1,206,721 $ 2,187,916
$' 10,345,843 $ 756,999 $ 2,322,938' $ 38,002 $ 7,491,563 $ 20,955,345
$ 331,041 $ 788,543 $ 249,300 $ 3,512,197 $. 4,881,081
$ 7,341,751 $ 399,358 $ 4,213,079 $14,452,087 $ 5,000 $ 26,411,275
$ 253,220 $ 3,153,262 $ 3,406,482
$ 2,761,952 $ 121,955 $ 957,180 $ 3,841,087
$ 2,615,525 $ 25,000 $ 904,386 $ 14,507 $ 3,759,418
$ 21,033,073 $ 1,579,518 $ 9,534,628 $ 754,505 $ 39,390 $ 180,380 $ 1,315,012 $ 3,041,507 $ 37,478,013

$ 44,320,054$ 8,921,269 $ 10,950,573 $, 16,267,585 $ 4,483,174 $14,934,276 $ 4,827,209 $ 12,099,735 $0 $116,803,875

$ 8,899,695 $ 1,919,096 .$' ',7882279 $ 7,749,135 $ 1,594,318 $ 1,642,113 $ 8,734,029 $ 2,792,420 $0 $ 41,213,085

$ 53,219,749 $ 10,840,365 $ .18,832,852 $ 24,016,720 $ 6,077,492 $ 16,576,389 $ 13,561,238 $ 14,892,155 $0 $ 158,016,960




FRI)AlY, SlETEMI1:.! 21. 2012 NiWS News-Leader

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"My customers are the best!" says postal clerk Deb
McCullough at the downtown post office.


Always a smile

at post office
HEATH ER A. PERRY director sometimes," she
News Leader quips. "They ask me where to

"Anything fragile, liquid,
perishable or potentially haz-
ardous?" asks postal clerk
Deb McCullough as a cus-
tomer presents a package to
be mailed.
Car tires, golf clubs and a .
T'y ice are just some of the
items McCullough has
mailed for people during her
22 years with the U.S. Postal
"A lot of people don't real-
ize that mail travels on planes
with people in them so that's
why I have to ask that," said
McCullough, the lone clerk at
the post office on Centre
One of the challenges of
her job is trying to get the
mail boxed while still waiting
on customers at the historic
building. But she manages to
get it all done without losing
her pleasant demeanor and
ever-present smile.
In addition to familiar
neighborhood customers,
tourists also benefit when
they stop at McCullough's
counter to get postcard
"I'm kind of the local tour

go to eat, where's this,
where's that and where to get
a passport."
"My customers are the
best!" said the Ohio native.
She enjoys the small-town
atmosphere of Fernandina,
where ev-rb hAild Skw)ii
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sadl~i Ce ne(ctr posr
office were to close, as has
been suggested.
"People have had their
post office boxes here for
generations, some of them.
Plus it would be devastating
for the shop owners and
locals, too."
Leisure hours find
McCullough spending time
with her five grandchildren,
watching NASCAR or going
to Jaguars games. She and
husband, John, have three
grown children, Becky,
Matthew and Jeremy.
Bulldogs 130-pound
Sampson and 75-pound Sis
patrol McCullough's four-acre
homestead in Hilliard.
The Centre Street post
office is located at 401 Centre
St. Business hours are 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
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may accept
markets across Florida can
begin applying for free equip-
ment that will allow them to han-
dle purchases through an
Electronic Benefits Transfer
(EBTI) Card, which is used by
those who receive temporary
federal benefits including food
and cash assistance.
The U.S. Department of
Agriculture recently gave the
Florida Department of Children
and Families $78,749 to help an
estimated 100 local farmers
markets begin accepting EB''
"This funding will help local
small businesses across this
state increase their customer
base and their revenues," said
DCF Secretary David Wilkins.
"More importantly,, this grant
gives us the opportunity to pro-
vide better options for healthy
food to many children and fam-
ilies in Florida."
Farmers markets, which do
not always have access to phone
lines or electricity, have had dif-
ficulty redeeming food assis-
tance benefits through the EBT
system. As a result of this fund-
ing, Florida is providing wire-
less equipment to multi-stall
farmers markets that are not
already accepting EBT cards.
There will be no monthly trans-
adcion fees for food assistance

food stamps
transactions, and the farmers
markets can choose to use the
equipment to also process reg-
ular debit and credit card trans-
actions, although fees would be
charged in those instances.
This grant is part of $4 mil-
lion in funding nationwide to
encourage farmers markets to
make EBT transactions avail-
able. Nationwide, there are cur-
rently more than 1,500 farmers
markets using EBT technolo-
gy. Since 2008, food assistance
expenditures at farmers mar-
kets have risen by 400 percent.
Farmers markets inlerslted
in signing up for the program
must first apply to the USI)A to
be an authorized retailer at
www, is.usda.gov/snap/ebl)/fm
.htm or by calling (877) 823-
4369. Once a market is an
authorized retailer, the market
will, be contacted directly to
receive the free equip mn i.
The USDA National I'arnm-
ers Market Direclory lists farm-
ers markets Ihalt accept IBBT
and other federal nutlrilion pro-
grams. The directoryy, available
at llip://farnlmersmarktls,
usda.gov, is an easy-to-use tool
that allows users to search for
markets basedl on location, avail-
able products anld types of pay-
ment accepted. There is infor-
mation on 203 Florida farmers
markets available al this sile.


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People, and their

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Oxley-Heard Funeral Home
has provided caring, dignified
service to Nassau County fam-
ilies for over 80 years.
Funeral directorJack Heard
is very familiar with the history
of the funeral business in
Fernandina Beach.
"I do look to the past to kind
of set an example for the
future," he.said.
When folks passed away
during the late 1800s, explained
Heard, it was necessary to send
to Jacksonville. for a -funeral
director to handle the arrange-
ments for the deceased,
"A wire would be sent to
Jacksonville and the undertak-
er would bring his things with
him and come up here on the
train, take care of everything
andthen once the burial had
taken place, he would head
back to Jacksonville on the
trajn," said Heard.
Around 1904, Estelle Rogers,
one of the earliest female funer-
al directors in the state of
Florida, came to Fernandina
and opened a funeral establish-
ment in the Chandlery Building
on Centre Street.
"She was quite a business-
woman. I never got to meet her
but I did meet her son," said
Heard, adding that when Joseph
McCall Oxley began his funer-
al business at North Fifth and
Centre streets in 1931, he pur-
chased most of what Rogers'
Oxley moved the business
to the stately white Palmer
House (c. 1891) on Atlantic
Avenue in 1948, where it con-
tinues to serve local families
When Oxley died in 1957,
his wife Margaret Pickett Oxley
continued to operate the family-
owned business with her
nephew, E.C. "Buddy" Burgess
Jr., in whose name the chapel
was dedicated after his death
in 1994 to honor his 60 years
with the funeral home.
A 1969 graduate of Texas
College of Mortuary Science in

Dallas, Jack Heard acquired the the spreading of ashes at sea.
business in 1974, vowing to run In 2011, Heard expanded
it with the same commitment services to include cremation,
to quality and personal, caring, dedicating the small La Flora
service set forth by the Oxley Mission crematorium behind
family, the funeral home on Oct. 1 last
"That' why I kept the name, )ear,' .
to honor the commitment of Mr. ': In years past, fulfilling
Oxley," he said, requests for cremation meant
Heard treats each funeral as going to Jacksonville to utilize
if the deceased were a member facilities there.
of his own family. He said he 'Withthechange in popula-
has dedicated his life to mak- tion, a lot pf people were opt-
ing '"the parting" special ig for cremation instead of bur-
because he believes strongly in ial. an this was something
the value of the process of say- Pbhlip iand I had to consider,"
ing goodbye. The traditions he said Heard, referring to his
and his staff oversee help peo- "right-hand man," Phillip Byrd.
ple begin to recover from the who ined the businessin 1991.
loss and take the first steps Heard named the cremato-
toward moving on, he noted. rium'La Flora Mission for two
"My staff and I take care to reasons. First, to honor the
do everything to the nth degree *Spanish history of the island
because we care about the peo- wherein missions were places
ple," said Heard. "People aren't where one was taught about
just numbers. People are very eternalife and, second, becauLs
special. You can't do what we :flraais ab Spanish word for
do unless you feel tha way. And flower
when I get a card. or a letter "And 1 believe people are
afterwardwherethefamily says lke fwers," said Heard. "In
they couldn't have done it with- lfe, they are nurtured and
out us, that's what means the g pwn, and they represent
most to ", ;.. .- ,. &..'- .2:- itl Awlthg et older, they
The funeral liome offers d. Id -this is a fact of life."
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I,- r I)AY, SrEI'EMBJER 21, 2012


S" .FBMSbeats


SCounty 30-8
The Fernandina Beach
Middle School Pirates took
on the Camden County sev-
enth-grade team Tuesday and
were able to secure a 30-8
rain-soaked victory.
"It was a good team effort,
everyone on our roster con-
tributed to us getting this
; 'witn said Cam Harrison,
head folbtallcoach at FBMS:
SThe Pirates struck early in
PHOTOS BYED HARDEE/SPECIAL the first quarter when quar,
The Ben Byrns 5K Runway Rally was held Saturday at the Fernandina Beach Airport The event benefited the Nassau Humane Society and the terback Garrett Howard con-
Boys and Girls Clubs of Nassau County. .. '.ngtel with Ty Herring on a
22-yard touchdown pass.
amden would fumble its
eXt possession and the
Pirate~, found the end zone ,
S again when Howard broke
free for a 32-yard touchdown
S , run FBMS led 14-0 'inidway
through the first quarter,
when another Camden fum-
Sble led to a 14-yard Herring
touchdown. The Pirates-took
the 2/i-0 lead at the end of the
fitsf quarter and maintained
'that score to halftime.
,camden was able to get on.
the board early in the third
Starter after a 65-yard touch-
'down run to cut the lead to
S22-8, but the Pirates respond-
"ed ond the next possession
when Robert McKinney
scored from five yards out.
Runway Rally winners Alicia Parker, left, and Nick Hamlin, center, finishing up the race. Right, Nassau.Humane Society volunteer Melinda Camden wasn't able to
McGrath crosses the finish line. 'respond and the Pirates ran
out the clock for a 30-8 win.
1 "We had some guys step
up into' key positions today
S due to injuries and iJlnesses
I '. of some of our starters,"
-Harrisoil said, "Those guys
.played hard and we're very
pleased with their effort."
Howard rushed four times
,for 81 yards and was 2-for-2
passing for 48 yards. McKin-
ney had 78 yards on six
,.. touches. Her ( g rusl efl fiv
times for 41 yard Tif2ia
two receptions for 48.
Marshall Thompson rushed
twice for 27 yards.
Herring led the defense
with eight tackles, Robert
Peters had seven and Walker
" Bean six. Thompson had six
stops, two sacks and a forced
Stumble. McKinney had five
S. tackles and a sack. Howard
-,' had four tackles and recov-
ered a fumble.
Laurie and Ken Byrns were on hand for the awards ceremony. Left, pictured from left, are Laurie Byrns, female winner Alicia Parker, Ken FBMS travels to Callahan
Byrns and male winner Nick Hamlin. Right, a pair of finishers do cartwheels. Tuesday.


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Sept. 23-30w
The Amelia Island Wo- ..
men's Tennis Championship
will be held at Racquet Park
at the OmniAmelia Island -
Plantation' 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 1. ,.
with pro players, boxed din-
ncr and watching the match-
es on stadium court; Sept. 24 . .
Pro-AM t,,u-rinamntl followed -*
by dinner from 4-7:30 p.m.
match-up, then dinner pre- The Fernandina Beach High School girls volleyball team hosted the Yulee Lady IHornets Tuesday and both teams wore plenty of pink to honor
sented by Ciao Itilian Bistro breast cancer survivors before the,match. The "I)ig Pink" event raised money for breast cancer awareness. Before the varsity match, members
and a private meet and greet of both teams hit the stands to present flowers to survivors, left. Right, yulee setter Madison Atkins.

with players; Sept. 28 live
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4-6 p.m.
Start the weekend with
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musicians Sean McCarthy, .
Hugh Williams and friends.
Qualifying and main draw 4r
events are complimentary
and open to the public,while
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events are a $10 donation ,
benefitting the Juvenile Dia- O "..
betes Research Foundation.
Call 277-5145 or email
Director of Tennis Scott
Colebourne at scolebourne
@omnihotels,com. Visit
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FRIDAY, Sl.i:lMINs1R 21, 2012 SPORTS Ncws-Leader 13


Yulee Baskeba Assocaton
The Yulee Basketball Association will
begin registration in October for the 2012-13
season. Registration dates are Oct. 16, 18,
22 and 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. and Oct. 20 and
27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Yulee Sports
Complex, 86142 Goodbread Road in Yulee.
The YBA is a competitive, no-minimum
play league that strives to provide a competi-
tive environment designed to equip athletes
with both the basketball skill set and mental
fortitude necessary to succeed at the junior
high and high school levels. YBA currently
offers three leagues 15U, 12U and 10U.
Players must be eight years old by Nov. 1,
Biing child's birth certificate, physical within
last six months and completed registration
form with you.
Cost is$100 for first child and $75 per
each additional sibling. For information and to
download our registration form visit www.
yuleebasketball.org or call (904) 701-4188.

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

State Putt-Puttchampmonshlps
The Professional Putters of America
announced the Femandina Beach Putt-Putt
will host the 2012 Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Florida State Putt-Putt Championships Sept.
28-30. The event, which will be part of the
PPA's Southern Putting Tour, will take place at
Femandina Beach's Putt-Putt course and will
be open to the public and the media. There
will be three levels of play: professional,iama-
teur and novice.
All events on championship weekend are
open to the public to watch or play.
Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. is the Enterprise
Rent-a-Car Florida Doubles Toumament --
two rounds, best ball per two-person team,
$10 per person, sign up by 7:15 p.m.
Sept. 29 at noon is the Enterprise Rent-a-
Car Putting Shoot Out three rounds, three
divisions, pro, amateur, novice, $15 per
novice player, sign up by 11 30 a.m.
Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. is the Enterprise Rent-
a-Car Florida State Putting Championship -
four rounds, enroll by 8:30 a.m., $20 per
novice player.
Femandina Beach Putt-Putt last year cele-
brated 53 years in business and is one of the
original franchises in the national Putt-Putt
brand. The event is expected to draw about
50 PuttPutt professionals, about 20 ama-
teurs and many novices.
Putt-Putt is located at 6 N. Fletcher Ave. at
Main Beach. More information on the Profes-
sional Putters Association can be found at
www.proputters com. For information, call
Bean at 753-0517.

The Health Planning Council of Northeast
Florida is expanding the Community First
Hale Hearty 7K race series to Fernandina
Beach on March 16. The Community First
Hale Hearty 7K in Riverside/Avondale will
continue June 1.
The Community First Hale Hearty 7K
Femandina Beach will begin in downtown
Femandina Beach at Front and Centre
streets with an 8 a.m. start. The race will take
runners down historic Centre Street. Runners
will also be able to see all sides of the popular
and beautiful Central Park, EgansCreek
Greenway and run past the Amelia
Lighthouse. The course will end at the popu-
lar Farmer's Market on Front Street.
The proceeds from this race assisted the
Health Planning Council to cover the expens-
es associated with its annual regional health
care utilization studies and to expand the fea-
tures of its health-related quality of life indica-
tor dashboard, Northeast Florida Counts. The
Mission of the Health Planning Council of
Northeast Florida, Inc. is to develop regional,
unbiased research and evidence-based initia-
tives that promote healthy communities,
lifestyles and improve accessible, quality
health care. Visit www.hpcnef.org.

The McArthur Family YMCA is hosting its
fourth ahnual 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.
rRegistration includes the race, the pan-
cake party, an event T-shirt and a medal for
each participant. Cost is $25 per child and
$10 for each additional chilc(. For information
and to register call 261-1080 or e-mail
rdeems@firstcoastymca.org. :

A ero'sRun
The inaugural A Hero's Run 5K and 10K
run or-walk will 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
direct donation to Mothers of AM
Foundation. Fundraisers, such 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 7:15a.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, email

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

FBHS haoffame
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.femandinahigh.com or
at the school. For information contact Rob
Hicks at robert. hicks@nassau.k12.fl.us.

The fifth annual Communities In Schools
Babk 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 CoJnty schools to
provide health and fitness information, train-
ing techniques and encouragefentto'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.
,.smeliisland runners.com and forms are
:f available at alt Nmsau Countyschols. The
run is open to all children, teens and adults.
Adult entry is $20 and sponsors are also
needed at $20 each to ensure all students 18
and under may participate for free of charge.
A limited number of business sponsorships
are also available.
CIS Nassau surrounds students with a
community of support to help them to suc-
ceed in school and in'life. This year alone 560
youth in six Nassau schools received inten-
sive individual and small group support and
remediation. CIS Nassau is a private nonprof-
it and is funded partially by the United Way of
Northeast Florida and The Jacksonville
Jagdars Foundation. Visit www.CISNassau.
org or contact Theresa Duncan at 321-2000.

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

Boules ub
Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., Wed-
nesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30
p.m. on the Central Park petanque courts at
the corner of Atlantic Avenue and South 11 th
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.

Saling Club meets.
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
Acres. Social hour starts at 6 p.,m., dinner at
6:30 p.m, and meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sailors,
powerboaters and interested parties are wel-
come. Contact Commodore Charlie Monroe
at charlie@ digitalvillager., net or 281-9283 or
visit www.amellaislandsailing.org.

GatorBowl gamese

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

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

Members of the community are gearing up for the annual Reggie Hunt Memorial Golf
Marathon to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida, Pictured, from left,
are farrie Beaudry of RockTenn, Advisory Council chait for BBBS Nassau County and
representing International Association of Machinists District Lodge 40; Angeline
Raiiey Crawford, BBBSNEFL area manager of Nassau County; Larry Boatwright,
Nassau County Sheriff's Office community service; Shawn Mortimer, Nassau County
Sheriff's Office; James Weaver, vice president of First Coast Community Bank and
IBBS Advisory Council; Tom Oden, BBBSNEFL Big; Lee Allen of Amelia River Golf

Big Brothers Big Sisters kicks

off annual Hunt golf fundraiser

The Amelia River Golf
Club will host the 17th annual
Reggie Hunt Memorial Golf
Classic Nov. 2,201.The event
is the agent's biggest fund-
raiser of the year. It is held
annually in memory of Reggie
Hunt, a former Fernandina
High School student athlete
and six-year participant in the
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Nassau County program, who
died tragically as a teenager
in an accident in August 1996.
The formal will be a tradi-
tional captain's choice with a
noon shotgun start. Registra-
tiQn begins at 11 a.m. Lunch
will be provided,
At the conclusion of play
there is a prime rib dinner
with refreshments and
awards. Low gross and low
net prizes will be awarded
with net scores influenced by
the amount of money raised
for BBBS. There will also be
longest drive, closest-to-the-
pin and hole-in-one contests.
"With supIport from spln-
$ors, ve('tran play-'rs and thi:
new players that we will

recruit, we will reach our
financial objective," said Tom
Oden, tournament co-chair-
Big Brothers Big Sisters in.
Nassau County relies on pri-
vate donations for over half of
its operating expenses.
Donations are tax deductible
and the money raised
remains in the county.
"Big Brothers Big Sisters
is the oldest and most suc-
cessful professionally-sup-
ported mentoring organiza-
tion in the world," Oden
added. "Our task is as simple
as putting a caring adult in
the lives of children who need
them and want them.
"Our children showim-
provement on a wide basis
from better grades to im-
proved conduct in school and
at home. The benefits are
obvious. As our children grow
with the help of a Big, they
develop into more productive
The Nassau County
Sheriff's Oilicr T t lic present-
ing sponsor for the event

again in 2012 and, to date,
Rick Keffer Dodge-Chrysler-
Jeep; Rayonier/TerraPointe
Services, Mixed Media, First
Coast Community Bank,
Walmart and KK Marketing
have signed on as sponsors.
Other individuals and
Organizations that have con-
tinually made a difference
,over the years are Steve
Borusovic, Aaron Bean, The
Golf Club of Amelia Island,
Gillette and Associates and
Charles Litrico.
S"These folks are and have
beenthe foundation of our
success;" Oden said. "New
players are needed for us to
meet this year's lofty objec-.
Stive. Everyone should look at
our sponsor package, which
is loaded with incentives. By
supporting this program you
are not only investing in the
lives of children but in the
future of our community."
For information, visit www.
.bbbsnefLorg or contact
Rainey Grawford at 261-9500.
or rfrawfti'WEIM bsn,:Rn)rg ori
Tom Oden at (904) 806-6854.






Yulee Middle School was awarded the Florida High School Athletic Association's Fred
E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award for having the top sportsmanship program for middle
schools and overall for the state of Florida for middle schools during the 2011-12
school year. Each year, the FHSAA recognizes the top athletic programs around the
state that display the best sportsmanship. The award is presented to one school in
each classification whose total sports program best exemplifies the qualities of sports-
manship by its coaches, student-athletes and spectators. In addition to'the awards,
YMS also received $3,000. Pictured, from left, are coaches Autumn Nowlin and
Sandy CattO, Principal Jeremy Boatright and coaches Shaun Forbes, Erin Cooper and
Iester Smith. Not pictured: Athletic Director Michael Fraizese and coaches Melissa
Marker and Jim Richards.


Recreational co-ed league
Sept. 10
Moon Rlver/Dogstar 26
Yulee Regulators 6
Convergence 13
Control Freaks 7
LuXury Landscapes 17
Logic Mountain 9
McGlovln' 12
Martex Services 9
Crab Trap 11
Crawford Jewelers 7
Logic Mountain 17

Luxury Landscapes
Moon River/Dogstar
Crawford Jewelers
Martex Services
Crab Trap
Control Freaks
Luxury Landscapes
Crab Trap
Crawford Jewelers
Logib Mountain
Moon River/Dogstar
Yulee Regulators
Control Freaks
Martex Services

Open co-ed league
Sept. 12
First Coast Crane
Halftime Sports Bar
San Jose Collision/AIM
First Coast Crane
San Jose Collsion/AIM
Yulee Chill's
Halftime Sports Bar
Yulee Chill's
First Coast Crane
San Jose Colllslon/AIM

Men's league
Sept. 13
Knuckleheads 20
Atlantic Seafood 10
Kabuki 17
Halftime Sports Bar 6
Kabuki 39
Atlantic Seafood 2
Knuckleheads 20
Ron Anderson Chevrolet 6
Kabuki 2-0
Knuckleheads 2-0
Halftime Sports Bar 0-1
Ron Anderson Chevrolet 0-1
Atlantic Seafood 0-2
Vsit www.leaguelineup.com/

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Sept. 15
AIYS V16 boys 3
Clay Counly SO 1
Goals: Ryan (2), Drlstin,

AIYS U16 girls
Arlington FC
Goals: K. Rojas
AIYS U14 boys
Jekyll Island
Goal: J. Bogushl

AIYS U14 girls
Jacksonville FC
Goals: Burohelt (2), Arato
(2), K, Dose, R. Hainmett,
A. Herrera. A. Parker

Sept. 16
AIYS U16 boys 7
Westslde SC 1
Goals: Bralden (3). Ryan (2),
Alex (2)
AIYS U16 girls 4
Jacksonville FC 0
Goals: Lesolne (4)

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Fat of the land

in rural America

University of Florida
(;AINI'SVII..L -'he occur-
rence of obesity in rural areas
of the U.S. is significantly high-
er than in urban areas, a new
study from University of Florida
rcCearclih and colleagues has
found. Forty percent of rural
residents are obese, compared
with 33 percent of urban resi-
The study is the first to use
body mass index, or BMI, clas-
sification based on researcher-
measured height and weight to
compare rates of obesity in
rural and urban adults.
Previous studies relied on par-
ticipants' self-reports of height
and weight, which led to too-
low estimates of obesity, the
researchers say.
"I was surprised by the mag-
nitude of the rural-urban dif-
ference it was larger than
cxpelted and much larger than
previously c(stimaited," said sen-
ior author Michael G. Perri, a
professor and dean of the UF
College of Public Health and
Health Professions.
, The findings appear in the
fall issue of the Journal of Rural
Health, published by the
National Rural Health
Nearly 60 million people, or
19 percent of the population,
live in rural areas, according to
the 2010 U.S. Census.

Perri and fellow invastiga-
tors Christie Befortand and Dr.
Niaman Nazir, both of the
University of Kansas Medical
Center, analyzed data from the
2005-2008 National Health and
Nutrition Examination Survey
conducted by the National
Center for Health Statistics,
which gathers health informa-
tion through interviews and
clinical examinations. Survey
participants included 7,325
urban and 1,490 rural residents
between the ages of 20 and 75.
Almost 40 percent of rural
adults were obese having a
BMI of 30 or greater com-
pared with just over 33 percent
of urban adults,
Among rural participants,
several factors.were associat-
ed with higher rates of obesity,
including being married, being
African-American, or consum-
ing a higher daily calorie intake
or a higher percentage of calo-
ries from fat. Urban dwellers
were more likely to be obese if
they were older, African-
American, had less education,
were inactive and consumed a
higher percentage of calories
from 'fat.
There was no difference in
physical activity between the
rural and urban participants,
but rural participants con--
sumed a much higher percent-
age of their daily calories from


Patriots from across the
state of Florida will gather at
the steps of the Old State
Capitol Building in Tallahas-
see on Saturday, Oct. 20 to call
for legislators to pass legisla-
tion to remove UN Agenda 21
from Florida.
Speeches by experts on
UN Agenda 21 "will empower
you with the knowledge that
you need to educate your
elected officials, as well as
your friends and family, about
the evils of the UN's entrench-
ment in America," according
to a press release.
Participants are urged to
brin a chair or blanket,
(I inA; dInd' riacks, sign., -
"and your love for freedom"
Additional information can-

be found at www.ibertyDwel
For information contact
Michele Kling at 556-6982.
Blue Bag lunches
Local Democrats are invit-
ed to bring a lunch to the
Democratic Club each
Wednesday at noon to meet
together, discuss issues and
share ideas. The club is locat-
ed on the corner of Eighth
and Date streets.
Voter registration
Nassau County Supervisor
of Elections Vicki P Cannon
offers the services of her
office to conduct voter regis-
tration foror ganizations,.
(Lhurches arnd' eeiint.'Call
491-7500, toll free 1-866-260-
4301 or TDD 904-491-7510.




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Les DeMerle and Bonnie Eisele,
at the Trevi Fountain in Rome,
are ready for the Amelia Island
Jazz Festival after a 15-week tour
with Celebrity Cruises.

After 15 weeks

at sea, duo

gears upfor

Jazz Festival
For the News-Leader
Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Artistic Director Les DeMerle and
his wife, vocalist Bonnie Eisele, are
more than ready to shed their sea
legs and perform on dry land after
returning from a 15-week cruise con-
tract in the Mediterranean.
"It was an exhilarating experi-
ence," DeMerle said of their lengthy
sojourn that took them to Italy
Greece, Turkey, Malta, Croatia,
Montenegro and Slovenia. "Our band
played almost every night through
eight different cruises on the
Celebrity Silhouette, so we are fine
tuned, tight and well prepared for
this year's Jazz Festival," he added.
The eight-day event will run from
Oct. 7-14 and present headliners
David Benoit Oct. 12, and Spyro
Gyra Oct 13. along wilh daily shows
featuring a wide assortment of great
music, including Latin jazz, blues,
Dixieland and smooth jazz brunches,
jam sessions and a jazz movie, plus
Jazz in the Schools and Jazz for
Seniors presentations.
DeMerle spoke enthusiastically
about their cruise experience, during
which he also delivered well
received lectures about Big Band
history based on his work as a drum-
mer with the Lionel Hampton and
Harry James orchestras.
JAZZ Continued on 5B

ACT opens season with 'Deathtrap'
FortheNewsLeader The cast of

A melia Community Theatre kicks off its
32nd season with a comedy thriller that
will make you gasp, laugh, grab your
eat and then laugh again, "Deathtrap,"
by Ira Levin, opens at 8 p.m. on Thursday on the
Main Stage at 207 Ce4ar St.
This well constructed show, full of twists and
turns, Introduces us to Sidney, a successful play-
wright currently suffering from writer's block.
An unorthodox opportunity presents itself when
Clifford, one of Sidney's students, arrives with
the perfect thriller for Sidney to critique.
Suddenly Sidney finds himself using his skills to
plan the perfect murder. If he gets rid of Clifford,
he can submit the manuscript as his own.
Sidney's wife Myra watches in horror as her
husband puts his plan into motion.
Complications arise as a famous psychic and
Sidney's attorney visit and offer their own obser-
Just as the audience thinks it has the plot fig-
ured out, the rollercoaster ride of lies and betray-
als will turn those guesses upside down.
Director Peter Gill Johnston has assembled
an experienced cast to bring this show to life,
Geoffrey King and Joe Parker play Sidney and

Clifford, and Karen Harper and Charles Horton
are the psychic and the attorney. All four are ,
familiar faces on the ACT stage. Making her
ACT debut is Dawn Button as Myra.
"Deathtrap" was a long-running Broadway hit,

Karl W. Davis, far right, performs with the 1,000-member Urban Voices Choir in Nantes, France
- one of the biggest and most culturally diverse music projects ever to be realized in that city.
PDavis shares French connection

Local singer-songwriter KarlW. Davis has
returned from France where he spent the summer
working with a 1.000-member choir. No, that is not a
typo, 1,000 men, women and children gave their
time and considerable efforts to make this enor-
mous project a complete success.
Davis has been traveling to Nantes, France for
the past 12 years after being selected to represent

the Jacksonville/Fernandina Beach area in the
Rendezvous De Lerdre world music festival in 2000.
With the friendships that were formed during that
first visit, there have been musical collaborations,
recording projects and tours all over Europe and the
United States. One of those collaborations has
grown to become one of the biggest and most cul-
turally diverse music projects ever to be realized in
DAVIS Continued on 5B

a comic
Thursday at
SKing, Dawn
Button and
Joe Parker,
and fore-
Horton and
premiering in 1978 with Victor Garber and John
Wood in the cast. It received a Tony nomination
for Best Play. The New Yorker called itstunning.
ACT Continued on 2B

Relive the 50s

at concert to

r thhe News Leader
If you were growing up in the 50s
and '60s no matter where in the coun-
try you lived the music of that era will
never be forgotten. Some recording
artists were "one-hit wonders," while
others would string together one No. 1
hit after another. And there's no better
example than The Drifters.
When Clyde McPhatter first founded
The Drifters in
1953, he recruit-
ed four mem-
bers of his old
church group,
- the ML t. -
Singers, to per-
form a unique
blend ofgospel and secular music. But
this particular combination didn't appeal
to his record label producer, who sug-
Sgested that he try again by recruiting
more seasoned artists
The second incarnation included Bill
Pinkney, Willie Ferbee and brothers
Andrew and Gerhart Thrasher. Their
first recorded songs, Lucille, Money
DRIFTERS Continued on 2B


Peter Wright. principal clarinet of the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra arid Rachel
Clifton, accompanying pianist, will perform at the
next Concert with a Cause on Sept.'23at 7 p.m. in
the sanctuary at Memorial United Methodist
Church, 601 Centre St., Femandina Beach.,
Wright graduated
from Fernandina
Beach High School
and then attended
University, where he
received his Bachelor
of Music Education
degree. Wright attend-
ed the Eastman
School of Music,
where he received his Master of Music degree
and did further studies toward a doctorate at
Florida State University.
The concert will benefit the PET Project for
btiilding personal energy transportation vehicles
for men, women and children around the world
who have lost their mobility because of land
mines, polio, birth defects, accidents and other
misfortunes. For information contact Joan Averett
at 261-5769. Visit www.mumconline.com.

The Amelia -----
Island Museum
of Historyis
pleased to

announce the
winners of its
most recent

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photography' -" --''-
contest featuring selected sites around the island.
SThe winning photographs have been included in
the museum's new 15-month calendar. Many
thanks to the Amelia Island Art Association and
Small the talented photographers who submitted
their work: Bill Birdsong Dart Borge, Paul Condit.
Ken Douglas, Ann Kemp. Stephan Leimberg.
Brenda Price, William Raser, Lorraine Smyk.
Charles Litirico, Jim Ekstrom,Sam Boyd, Robert
Wells; Rosemary Skidmore, Joe Wise and Walt
Come view the winning photographs while
enjoying selected libations, beginning at 6 p.m.
Sept. 28 with a presentation by local photogra-
pher William Raser, followed by a reception and
cocktail party at the museum, 233 S. Third St.
This event is free and open to the public.
For information contact Gray at 261-7378, ext.
102 or gray@a m ella museum m.org.

The second annual Chef's Dinner benefiting
the Katie Caples Foundation is Sept.30 at Osprey
The dinner will feature hors d'oeuvres at the
silent auction, offering private dinnerswith the
featured chefs. Then guests
will dine on a five-course din-
ner with wine pairings show-
casing the talents of local
culinary masters.
The cocktail reception is
at 5 p.m.. with the dinner and
wine pairings from 6-8-30
p.m., at Osprey Village.
Two Omni Amelia Island
Plantation chefs,
Christopher Pickren from
the Ocean Grill and Brennan Pickren, garde man-
ager and pastry chef, will be featured along with
Jaime LeBlanc. director of dining services at
Osprey Village: Michael Gass, owner and chef at
Kelley's Courtyard Cafe; Donna Reilly. owner and
chef ofMy Personal Chef: and Dale Ford. the exec-
utive chef at Omni Richmond. Cocktail attire;
gentlemen, jackets preferred. Tickets are $75.
Contact Lance Jones at 310-5864 or Lance@Katie
RideForLi fe.org. Visit www.Ka tieRideForLi fe.org.

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FRIDAY SI:;I'TMI}I3:R 21, 2012 LEISURE News-Leader

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A new books and gifts
sale will beheld today from
7 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Baptist
Medical Center Nassau
boardroom, 1250 South 18th
St,, Fernandina Beach, spon-
sored by the Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary: For
information contact the auxil-
iary office at 321-3818.

Greater Jacksonville
Coin Club will host Its Fall
Coin Show from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. today and Sept. 22 at
the Morocco Shrine Club,
3800 St. Johns Bluff Road
South in Jacksonville. Over 40
dealers are expected.
Admission and parking are
free. Dealers will offer free'
appraisals of coins or collec-
tions. The club will offer
numismatic gifts to children
along with educational
exhibits and a coin collecting
seminar. There will also be a
Scout Merit Badge program
from 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday for
Boy and Girl Scouts.
For information contact
Tony Bonaro at (904) 596-
1242. Visit gjcc.anaclubs.org.

American Legion Post
54, 626 S. Third St., will host
a Three-Cheese Baked Zitl
dinner from 5-7 p.m. on
Sept. 22 for a $7 donation.
After dinner there will be
karaoke with Ken and Pat
from 7 p.m. until. An October
Fest Basket will also be raf-
fled, filled with all kinds of
goodies. The public is wel-
come and to-go dinners will
be available.

Karen's Ride to
Remember, a 75-mile motor-
cycle ride benefiting the
Walk to End Alzhelmer's, Is
Sept 22, starting and end-
ing at Murray's Grille In
Yulee. Registration starts at 8
a.m., with kickstands 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
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 Murrays Grille
or visit facebook.com/Karens
RideToRemember. Call Jill
Powers at (904) 612-5242 or
Brystol Myers at 335-7681.

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
or call Suzanne McLeod at
(904) 662-2360.

The Fernandina Beach

High School Class of 1967
Is celebrating its 45th
reunion and Invites the grad-
uating classes of 1964-70 to
join them for a "get reac-
qualnted gathering" at Sliders
Seaside Grill, 1998 S.
Fletcher Ave., on Sept. 28 at
6:30 p.m.
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.'
SFor further questions contact

The second annual
"Local Authors Market-
place" will take place at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church
campus onSept. 29 from 10
a.m.-4 p.m.
Workshops Include
"Getting Started Writing" by.
Cara Curtin, "Ten Rules", by
Emily Carmain of Noteworthy
Editing, "Hpw 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.riet or call 321-
6180 or 261-0303.
* *
Dr. Bart Welling, UNF
English professor, Earth-
oriented literary critic and
an animal studies scholar,
will discuss Ernest
Hemingway's passionate
love of hunting, fishing and
bullfighting and how they
were crucial aspects both of
his writing and his image, on
Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Amelia
Island Museum of History, 233
S. Third St.
Welling will trace the evolu-
tion of Hemingway's often
contradictory ways of thinking
about humanity's place In the
biosphere, asking what les-
sons we might be able to
draw from his life and work in
an era of mass extinctions,
global climate change and ris-
ing ecological awareness.
This free program Is a One
Book, One Community event
sponsored by the Friends of
the Femandina Beach Branch
Library. All are welcome to

The 40th Annual Rock
Shrimp Festival Is Oct. 6 In
downtown St. Marys, Ga.,
including a pancake breakfast,
5K and 10K runs, kids' activi-
ties, a themed parade, enter-
tainment, demonstrations, arts
and crafts vendors, food con-
cessionaires and rock shrimp
that is the events namesake.
Advance registration is
encouraged for the 5K and
10K Runs'and is mandatory
for vendors and parade
entries. Visit
www.smkiwanis.com for regis-
tration forms and Information,

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Convention & Visitors Bureau
at (912) 882-4000.
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"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 $125 donors will enjoy
fine dining, select wines and a
live auction gaveled by Aaron
Bean. Bid on getaways and
tables of silent auction Items.
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
calling 261-0701, or visiting
the Senior Centers at 1367
South 18th St. In Femandina
Beach and 37002 Ingham
Road in Hilllard. Visit '
www.coanassau.com/gala or
call Susan Mitchell Lee at
261-0701, ext. 120, for Infor-

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 Amellal"
Numerous restaurants and
wine purveyors 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
Information visit the center's
website or Facebook page.


Family night
Latyn's Land-N, 67760 Owens Farm
Road, Yulee, announces Family Night,Sept.
22 from 7-10 p.m. With old-fashioned country
and rock music by the Statellners featuring
Chuck Haynle, Hot Shot Carter, Gary and
Barbara Byrd, Rocky Byrd, David Ray and
guest performances by Tony Thomton and
Loren Propper. Fee Is SB per person, with
children under 12 free. No alcohol allowed.
Call (904) 626-5451.
Choral Concert
The "Jacksonville Singsl Invitational
Showcase Finale" concert featuring UNF fac-
ulty and student ensembles and the 2012
High School Invitational Honor Chorus Is,at
7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 In the Lazzara
Performance Hall on the campus of the
University Of North Florida. One UNF Drive In
SJacksonville. Donatione are welcome.
Call the box office at (904) 620-2878 for
The CUmmer Fajfnly Foundatlon
Chamber Music Serles presents Interation-
ally renowned baritone Theodore Baerg at
7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 In the Recital Hall on the
campus of the University of.North Florida,
One.UNF Drive In Jacksonville. Admission Is
frpe for this concert, featuring.planist Denise
Wright: lIl the box 6filce at (004) 620-2878
for detailed: '.
Enjoy a free jazz concert for seniors fea-
turing Lee DeMerle and Bonnie Elsele on
Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. at Savannah Grand
Assisted Living, 1900 Amelia Trace Court, off
Sadler Road on Amelia Island. Call 321-0898
for details.

charge. Call Smith at (904) 412-7665.
Geen Turle
The Green Turtle, 14 8, Third St., live
music. Call 321-2324.
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.
FletcherAve., DJ Heavy Hess Sundays. Visit
Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill
Chllders at blll@thepalacesaloon.com.
Instant Groove
The instant Groove, featuring Lawrence
Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott GIddons
and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday
night at The Rltz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Dress Is casual. For Information call Holmes
at 556-6772

O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., free trivia each Monday at 7:30
p.m.; wine tasting the third Tuesday at 6:30
p.m., with 10 wines for $10 along with
cheese and crackers and live entertainment;
dart tournament every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.;.
Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7:30-11:30 p.m.; the
Davis Turner Band Thursday from 8:30 p.m.-
midnight and Friday and Saturday from 8:30
p.m.-12:30 a.m. Call 261-1000. Visit
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 1.17 Centre St., Buck
Smith Project Tuesdays at 9 p.m.; Was Cobb
Wednesday at 9 p.m,; DJ Heavy Hess
Thursday; local and regional bands Fridays
and Saturdays; NFLSunday Ticket; Buck
Smith Project 9 p.m. SundayT Thl MItohell
Perry Runway Showtonight, anl8pit Tone,
Sept. 22 at 9.30 p.m. Call Bllat 491-882 or
mail bill@thepaleesaloonom.

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the director and performances
are Nov. 29-Dec. 15. Those
interested in volunteering off-
stage are encouraged to con-
tact the theater also.
* *
Let The Part Play Youl
adult acting classes tailored
to your level of experience
will be held Sundays from
6- 8:30 p.m. starting Oct. 7,
or Tuesday noon to 2:30
p.m. starting Oct: 9, for
seven weeks, at
KinderStudios; 1897 Island
Walkway, Femandina Beach,
with instructor Sinda Nichols,
(910) 616-5148. Cost is $105.
Register by emalling
acting4all@gmall.com. Class
size limited to 10.
Classes include Improvisa-
tion and monologue/scene
study. Students will hone skills
In concentration, Imagination,
listening, text analysis, char-
acter development and dra-
matid action. She currently
tours the one-woman show,
'The Belle of Amherst," Go to
"The Fantastlcks" Is
coming to St. Marys Little
Theatre In October. In the
beloved family musical, next-
door neighbors scheme to
make their adolescent chil-
dren fall In love with each
other In a reverse Romeo
and Juliet fashion -'by pre-
tending to be blood enemies,
Forbidding their children to
speak to each other, and even
building a wall between their
properties, following the phi-
losophy that 'to manipulate
children, you merely say no,"
Performances are Oct. 12,
13, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m, and
Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at Theatre
by the Trax, 1100 Osborne
Road, St. Marys, Ga, Tickets
are $12 and available at the
St. Marys Welcome Center,
Cedar Oak Caf4 on Osbome
Street, and On the Green
Salon and Day Spa at the
entrance to Osprey Cove, or
call (912) 729-1103, Visit

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Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA
will hold Its fifth annual
"Rescue Me" fundraiser on
Oct. 21 from 5-8 p.m. at
Kelley's Warehouse, 1235
South 10th St. In
Fernandina Beach. Enjoy a
barbecue dinner with a glass
of wine or beer, vegetarian
selection, dessert buffet, door
prizes, silent auction and
music, by The Macys. Tickets
are $20 and on sale at Cats
Angels, 709 S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach or through
PayPal on its website at
Cats Angels Is a nonprofit
501 (c)3 charity organization
and receives no government

The West Nassau Drama
Department will present
"Trifles" on Sept. 27 at 6:30
p.m. in the black box the-
ater, located right off the
new parking lot, 1 Warrior
Drive, Callahan. Student
actors will perform in the eerie
play about a murder. Written-
by Susan Gladspell, the dra-
matic story about a wife living
an isolated life with her not-
so-pleasant farmer husband
will leave you wondering, did
she do It? The second show Is
"Death by Golf" by Gregg
Kreutz, a ridiculous murder
mystery performed by Jeff
Goldberg and Janet Cote-
Merow.Tlckets are $3 and the
doors open.at 5:45 p.m.
* *
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 7p.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.amellacommuntythe-
atre.org. Call 261-6749 for
more Information and to check

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witty and scary, with a clever
plot, just frightening enough
and just funny enough," It
was made into a movie in
1982 with Michael Caine,
Christopher Reeve and Dyan
Now considered a classic,
it was a relatively new play
when ACT first presented it
in 1986 at what was then the
high school and is now the
Fernandina Beach Middle
School auditorium. Sarah
Monson is the only cast mem-
ber from that production who
still lives in Fernandina
Beach. She played Helga Ten
Dorp, the kooky psychic.
'Says Sarah, "I remember
how well the show was
received and how much fun I
had coming up with the
accent I used. I am looking
forward to seeing this new
The play's run continues
at 8 p.m. Sept. 28-29, Oct.4-6,
11-13 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 7.
'Adult tickets are $20 and stu-
dent tickets through college
are $10. Tickets may be pur-
chased online at www.amelia-
communitytheatre.org or
through the box office, 261-
6749, open 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on
Thursday, Fridays and
Season tickets for either a
six-play pass or a five-play
pass are also available. The
remainder of the season
includes the holiday classic
"It's a Wqnderful Life," the
romantic comedy "Almost,
Maine," the hilarious farce,
"Lend Me a Tenor," the family
comedy "Father of the Bride"
and the musical comedy "The
25th Annual Putnam County
Spelling Bee."

Ticket nformatlon
The-concert Sept. 27
featuring Bll Pinney's
Original Drifters along with
Joey & Jeanie wil take
place at La Tierra Prome-
tida at Alachua and North
Fifth streets in Femandina
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
and the concert begins at
7:30 pm. Tickets are $50
reserved, $40 tor balcony
and unreserved first floor
and available at Frst Coast
Community Bank (Fernan-
di n Beach and Yulee), St:
SPeter's Episcopal Church*
and MemorInOfMaf 3"
Methodist Church.
;Fprnformation call
Ai.ne Woodat 4914900
or emal Inga Warren at

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Honey and Honey Love, with
McPhatter singing lead
vocals, quickly shot up to No.
1 on the R&B chart. The fol-
lowing year, with Pinkney
singing lead, The Drifters
recorded White Christmas.
Within a few short years,
however, when one member
of the group was in an acci-
dent and another drafted into
military service, the Drifters
were really adrift and splin-
tered apart. Clyde McPhatter
sold his share of the group to
Sarah Vaughn's husband, jazz
trumpeter George Treadwell,
who subsequently fired Bill
Pinkney in a dispute over the
group's low pay.
But Pinkney was commit-
ted to the music they were
recording and determined to
keep the group alive. In a
binding arbitration agreement
with Treadwell, he received
exclusive and irrevocable
ownership of the name "The
Original Drifters," and contin-
ued to perform for the next
50 years until he passed away
in 2007. To date, more than
60 vocalists and a number of
splinter groups have identi-
fied themselves as "The
What they all have in com-
mon are the songs that live
on: Save the Last Dance for
Me, Under the Boardwalk,
Up on the Roof, There Goes
My Baby, This Magic
Moment and countless oth-
The opportunity to see Bill
Pinkney's Original Drifters
perform, up close and person-
al, is not to be missed. And
thanks to First Coast
Community Bank, the
DooWop Diner, Sourcing
Interests Group and the
News-Leader, Bill Pinkney's
Original Drifters will perform
here in Fernandina Beach to
benefit the Interfaith Dinner
Network, where volunteers
feed the homeless and hun-
gry four nights a week at the
Salvation Army Hope House.
Whether you want to
relive old memories or make
new ones, the timeless
sounds of The Drifters will
have you singing along and
tapping your toes.

Ski1ngquartet SanyBot.om
Tokyo String Quartet Will retire at the con-. : Sandy Bottomi at
,; cluon of the 2012-13 season, andthe Atlahtlo Ave., The Mac
S'Amala Island Chamber Music Festival Wednesday;,Fridayy j
(AICMF) s included on the ensemble's Sparky starting at 8 p
fareWe tour. The performance Oct. 5at 7 every Saturday 9p.nm.
p.m. wfl be.held at Amella-Plantation Chapel, the patio every Thura
36 Bowman Road. Tickets for premium seat- www.andybott a
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page reception with theartlsts, are $100. ea= r.ap
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Marriage workshop
Impact Your World Church
will host a Marriage and
Family Workshop from 10.
a.m.-noon Sept. 22 at First
Coast Inn & Suites, 462577 SR
200 in Yulee, behind Burger
King, for married and single
adults. Space is limited so
come early to secure your
seat. A love offering will be
taken. All proceeds will go to
Impact Your World Church
Youth Outreach aid
Scholarship Fund. Please call
261-9072 to RSVP
The church holds a 10 a.m.
Bible study and 11 a.m. family
worship service each Sunday.
at First Coast Inn & Suites.
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. Taiz6 prayer is a short
service that includes simple
chants sung repeatedly, a
short period of silence for
reflection and prayers of
praise and intercession. St.
Michael's Taize ensemble
invites you to attend on Sept.
24 at 7 p.m. for a half hour of
subdued music, simple
prayers and blessed-silence.
All are welcome.
Hunger benefit
The '50s will come alive at
the "Hunger Benefit Concert"
Sept 27 at La Tierra
Prometida, 416 Alachua St.
(the former First Baptist
Church). Doors open at 6:30
p.m. and the concert begins at
7:30 p.m.
The concert, which bene-
fits the Interfaith Dinner
Network, features the music
ofJoey & 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
Methodist Church. For ques-
tions call Ailene Wood at 491-
4900 or email
Free dinner
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 the church,'
941017 Old Nassauville Road.
Meals are served on the
fourth Thursday of each
month. The church also deliv-
ers meals. For information call
Shelter planning
The cold weather will be
upon us soon, and planning
and preparation for opening
the Cold Night Shelter of
Nassau County (CNS) has
begun. The CNS will hold a
2012-13 Season Kick-Off

Training-arid Luncheon on
Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. at
Fernandina Beach Church of
Christ, corner of 14th and
Jasmine streets-
Organizers are in need of
volunteers and donations from
community churches and
organization to operate the
CNS. Awarm, dry and safe
haven is provided by the CNS
to the homeless and those in
need when temperatures drop
to 40 degrees or below.
Contact the CNS at 277-
2517 or Patricia deJesus, CNS
coordinator, at (904) 624-5633
for more information.
Animals blessing
Four-legged friends, wing-
ed companions and creatures
of all kinds are invited to join
the worship service at New
Vision Congregational Church
on Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. for the
Blessirigofthe Animals.
This fun, outdoor worship
service includes lively music
and a blessing of each animal
present. A cookout will follow
and children will enjoy making
an animal craft. Pets are invit-
ed indoors in the event of rain.
New Vision, a member of
the United Church of Christ,
meets at 96074 Chester Road
in Yulee. Visit www.NewVision
find them on Facebook or call
the Rev. Mary Kendrick
Moore at (904) 238-1822.
Falrtrademari et
The Fair Trade Market
sponsored by the First
Presbyterian Women of
Fernandina Beach returns to
The Anchor on the corner 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 repre-
sented are: SERV (nternatio-
nal 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 PALrCraftaid
(Palestine). The proceeds4.go,
directly to the women who
created the handicrafts. Call
261-3837 for information.
Youth conference
New Life Christian
Fellowship, 2701 Hodges
Blvd., Jacksonville, will host
the 2012 Immersed Youth and
roung Adult Conference on
Oct. 19 and 20. Special guest
will be Tom Crandall, youth
pastor of. Bethel in Redding,
Calif., and worship leader Rick
Pino. To see the conference
schedule, visit www.nlcf.org.
The Solid Rock COGBFs
Silver Seniors are sponsoring
a Fashion and Dining

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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
PastorBud Long
941017 Old Neomaille Road Conty d-107 5outh
Fernrndina Beach, FL32034

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Worship on Sundays it 10:48 am
Nury and Children' Church provided
Grace Group meet on WediniHday evening
In P rnandina 'foch, Kingsland ,Yule.
Men's, Women's and Youth Ministries
88439 Miner Rd,, Yulee
(Yuls Mlddlet hool)


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COAsenorayWakbtlp ..,9Aam In Mexwell Hall
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In the Heart of Fernandlno
9 N. 6' Street
Dr, Waln Wesberry
Senior Pastor
SDr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
unday School 9:50 am
Nursery *Children
Youth Adults

"Discover the Difference' at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Itelton
Sunday Worahit Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pint
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Corner olf B Hanler 'tY. & Oc(lng Rbad, Pemantlin I130
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Tedl Sclrmrlar, Pastor
Sepl/mber erltsi Book of Rtvtttlona
Inootragilng Iohe Patth
"There will b an opportunity for
healing prayer at eatoh etrvlen
36 llowmanRload, 277-4414
Off AlA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Ilamndl Plantation
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Extravaganza in Burns Hall of
St. Pe(ler's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach, on Oct. 27 from 6-9
p.m. Tickets are on ,ale now
at $20 per person or $35 per
couple. Proceeds will support
the Solid Rock Building Fund.
Male and female models are
needed. Contact Laura Wilson
at 225-5388 for more informa-
Supplies needed
The Fernandina Beach
Interfaith Dinner Network is
in need of donations of paper
goods and, cleaning supplies.
Items may be dropped off at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
parish office, 801 Atlantic
Ave., Monday through
Thursday from 9 a.m.,4 p.m.
Faithlink Encounters
Faithlink Encounters, A
Biblical View of Current
Events, are weekly open dis-
cussions about what is taking
place in our community, state,
nation and world. Groups
meet at 6:15 p.m. at two differ-
ent locations, The Partin -
Center (601 Centre St.,white
house next to the church) and
O'Kanes Pub (Centre Street -
ask for Memorial's group).
For more information contact
Pastor Hollic at hollic@mum-
conline.com. All are welcome.
Unit services
The Rev. Betty Sikkirig of
the Unity Spiritual Enrich-
ment Center of Jacksonville
will hold a class/service at the
Board of Realtors building,
910 South 14th St, at 7 p.m.
the last Wednesday of each
month through September, to
help establish a Unity Church
locally. For information call
Chris Dillon at 310-6502 or
Marcia Brown at 415-0822.
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S.
Eighth St., sponsors
"Celebrate Recovery" every
Friday at 6:30 p.m. This
Christ-centered, biblically
based program is for individu-
als and their family members
who are dealing with addic-
tions, compulsions, past hurts
.and potentially dc-structive
behaviors. Call 261-3617.
Transport project
A project to fabricate metal
parts used to manufacture
threewheeled, hand-cranked
carts is ongoing at a work-
shop sponsored by Memorial
United Methodist Church.
The vehicles, called Personal
Energy Transportation, or
PETs, are fully assembled at
Penney Farms near Green
Cove Springs and shipped
throughout the world to vic-
tims of polio, land mines and
other injuries.
The workshop operates
Monday through Thursday.
Call Jack at 261-5691 or James
at 261-5863 to volunteer.

Rev. Joe Kattukalem
Saturday Vigl Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Mehodst Church
Sunday Masses Sam 10am 12 noon
Daly Mass- 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Frn
6pm -Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3.00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
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Parlah O mi: 0N4-261-3472, Fn 98.311901
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Contemporary Worship
SAT ..:00 pm
SUN .9:30 am
WED 7:O0 pm
Youth, Nursery
& Childrens' Ministries
Ol 1 Chinl.oi Omase,
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On A1A1 mile west ol Amelia Island
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ringer mullet, prayer

and remembering God

The smell of coffee filled Him in with my friends would almost
my nose as I lipped my travel prayer, be saying that God's not my
cup one last time. Like shift .Bi By the friend, though nothing could
workers passing each other time He be further from the truth. If
in the morning, the moon if and I cast- the measure of a friend is
waved goodbye as the sun netted a ton their willingness to stick by
eased into its place. In the of baitfish you when others won't, God
gentle light, trees seemed to together, has been all of that and more.
stretch out their'branches, and I real- In addition, if friends are
yawn and greet the piorning ized just those with whom you do the
will me. Leaning back PULPIT how much things you enjoy most, then
against my ice-filled cooler, I NOTES He was who better to hang out with
could tell it was going to be a ..enjoying than the One who created it
beautiful day. watching all?

When I was young, get-
ting up early was never easy.
Though I cari't tell ydu when.
the change took place, now,
early morning ismy favorite
time of the dlay.
On this particular morn-
ing, though it was my day off,
I had made sure to get up
extra early. With my little
boat tied to the dock, coffee
gone and fishing buddies not
due to show up for at least 20
minutes, the peaceful atmos-
phere was the perfect place
for morning prayer.
If it hadn't been for the
gorgeous scenery and
schools of baitfish cruising
the bank, prayer would have
been a.lot easier. Actually, for
a few minutes, the battle -
between praying versus unty-
ing my boat and cast-netting
some finger mullet got quite
intense. Finally, I caved in. To
my surprise, as I lowered my
electric motor, and quietly
cruised to the other side of
the creek, the Iord went with
me. I suppose I was feeling a
little guilty for not using such
a great moment to talk to

Rob Goyette

me, some-
thing in my
heart had

changed. The change
occurred in an area I've
dealt with before but periodi-
cally need reminding of. I'll
do iny best to explain it to.
Anytime we compartmen-
talize our lives and segregate
times with God from times
without Him, we err. Though
personally I'm very mindful
of His promise to never leave
or forsake me, somehow that
verse seems to apply to times
of trouble;.not times of sim-
ply enjoying His company.
The truth is, the primary rea-
son God created us was for
love and relationship.
Though careful to acknowl-
edge, protecting times of
uninterrupted prayer is
essential, so is enjoying God.
in all that we do.
Let me say it another way.
That particular morning, I
was really looking forward to
going fishing with my
friends. To segregate my
time with God from my time

I have to tell you, that day
I caught more fish than any-
one else. Coincidence? I
don't think so. For me, it was
God's way of setting the hook
in my heart just a little deep-
er (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
Interestingly, such an
encounter with God has not
hindered my normal, protect-
ed times of prayer, but rather%
deepened them. I consider .
His friendship the greatest
privilege of my life. And to
think, the Creator of all
things was willing to get into
my little boat. It's a mystery
that makes me want to for-
sake every lesser thing and
follow Him.
"No longer do I call you
servants, for the servant
does not know what his mas-
ter is doing: but I have called
you friends..." (John 15:15a)
"Greater love has no one
than this, that someone lay
down his life for his friends."
(John 15:13)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
of Living Waters World
Outreach Center


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 intro-
duces a new five-tiered approach, allowing
the participant to invest as little or as much
time as she is abler,Dig as dcp.as you .. -
The study'begins bn Sept 25 at 10 am. 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 the ladies of the
chapel' for this powerful study by calling
Mary at 277-4414. Visit www.ameliachapeL
com or www.facebook.com/Amelia.
Men's study
The Family Driven Softball League will
begin a men's Bible study on Oct. 6. This
seven-week class on Saturdays from 8-9:30
a.m. will work through the book and DVI),
"A Man and His Design." This material, cre-
ated by Authentic Manhood, helps men learn
how to be better fathers and husbands by dis-
cbvering God's purpose for their lives. The

Innovala S/ly/, Conlemporary MusIc.
Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yuloe, FI 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KldKradlblo Cllldran Minstrios
Mooting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 0:30pm
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Please /oin us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward,

20 Soalot Ninhl Sreel 261-4907
Rev. Darieni K. Bohlen Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Ileart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
llart of All People
Sunday,lN ,, tllrnibers v t,.b 9Ia, nn,
Sitaldal Srhulol 9:0 an,
AtrOitt g lVii,:rsp 10:30 a.m. n,, crr Sundar
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BIts & Nit., Cttolens, Sines, lart/h

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farmi/i worship center
Sunday Service ... .10:30 am
Bible Study. ...... .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl

group will examine topics such as Manhood
Realities, Manhood Definition, The Four
Faces of Manhood, and.the Seasons'of a
Study materials and continental breakfast
are provided by the FDSL at no charge. All
men age 16 and older are invited for study
and fellowship. You do not have to be a mem-
ber of the FDSL to attend. For information,
contact Ernie Stuckey at 261-6083 or egstuck-
Scrtpture study
.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 without feeling they have missed
something. If you are looking for a deeply
committed Bible study group, you will find it
at the chapel on Wednesday evenings in the
Chapel Board Room/Iibrary. Newcomers
are always welcome.
Amelia Plantation Chapel is located at 36
. Bowman Road, Amelia Island- Call 277-4414
or visit www.ameliachapel.com or www.face-


Sunday School 0:30 am
Morning Worpshp 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 630 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15npm
Wedncnday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
86971 Harts Rd., West 904'22-512e
Yule., FL 32091 Fax 226-0809

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First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Sorvlci 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evonino Worsllp Servico 6:00 pm
AWANA Sunday 5:00 7:00 pm
Wednesday Sorvlro 7:00 pmO
Nursory Provlded
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
7:30 am. Service
9:00 a.m. Service
11:00 am. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p:m. TAIZE 2nd Sunday

Community Baptist
85326 Wlnona Bayview Road
Yulee, FL
Bro. Hartford Peeples, Pastor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship .... .1100 am
Evening Worship .....6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer .....6:00 pm
Bible Study-Thursdays... 10:00 am
"Seoiing the Lord uith Gladness"

St La Tierra Prometida
S(The Pmmlse Lamd)
sisypanic I(nistry
Sunday-ll :00 am English
S7:00 pm Spanish
Wednesday-7:00 pm Spanish
& English
416 Alachua Street
(904) 349-2595

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Irll.)AY, SI'PTI':MIBli? 21, 2012 News-Leader

Horseshoe crab Wild Amelia mascot

The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival 2013 has announced
that the American horseshoe
crab is this year's festival mas-
cot. Joining the previous mas-
cots the painted bunting, the
gopher tortoise, the north
Atlantic Right Whale, the great
egret, the American alligator,
and the Florida bobcat the
horseshoe crab will be fea-
tured on festival decals, mem-
bership materials and T-shirts
and will be the subject of edu-
cational programs.
Misunderstood, maligned
and often treated rather abu-
sively by needlessly frightened
beachgoers and swimmers, the
horseshoe crab, nevertheless,
has existed for 450 million
years and has not evolved
much in that time.
An arthropod, the horse-
shoe crab named for its
shape which resembles -a
,horse's hoof print is actually
related to spiders and scorpi-
ons, but unlike some of its rel-
atives, is harmless to humans.
With five pairs of legs for
walking, swimming and mov-
ing food into its mouth in the
center of all of its legs, the
horseshoe crab had a long
rigid tail or telson, which is
used to flip itself if turned
upside down. The American
horseshoe crab can be found
on the ocean floor and in shal-

The American horseshoe crab, above, is the 2013 Wild Amelia Nature Festival's
"Critter of the Year."

low bays; it swims upside down
and molts its shell to grow larg-
er. These molts occur annual-
ly after the first year; this crab
reaches adult size in 12-15
years. The females come to the
beach to nest, digging holes
to deposit thousands of eggs
each year. These eggs are the
primary food source for at least
11 species of migratory birds,
including the Red Knot, Ieast
Sandpiper, Sanderling,
Dowitcher, Ruddy Turnstone
and the Black-bellied Plover,

especially in the Delaware Bay,
Horseshoe crabs are not
only harmless to humans, but'
actually helpful, as their blue
blood is used in medical
research to test for pathogens
in drugs and prosthetic
devices. Over-harvesting of
female horseshoe crabs and
beach erosion.has led to a pre-
cipitous decline in some pop-
ulations. Because of a limited
horseshoe crab egg supply, the
migratory bird food supply is
also reduced, leading to a pro-

lxsal to declare the Red Knot
The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival is an all-volunteer non-
profit organization whose mis-
sion is to protect the wildlife
and wild places of Amelia
Island through education; the
seventh annual Wild Amelia
Nature Festival will be held
May 17-19. Educational pro-
grams are ongoing through-
out the year. To learn more
visit www.wildamelia.com and
the festival Facebook page.

Leather jacket from Leather Lady
Mini fridge from Budweiser
Beach cruiser from Budweiser
Haircut with Julia Breeland/Images Salon'
-Oil Change at Goodyear
Gift Certificate Nassau Powersports
$40 to DeNucci's
$30 to Pepper's
$50 to Rob Ison Jewelry
Gift Certificate to Ava's Hair Design
$60 to Joe's 2nd Street Bistro
$50 to 29 South Restaurant
Photo shoot with Boston Photography
$30 to Slider's
$50 to TJ's Tattoos
$25 to Townies Pizza
1 Ib. of fudge from Fantastic Fudge..
$25 to Arte Pizza
4 Movie posses to Amelia Island 7
Golf at The Golf Club at Summer Beach,
Omn nAmella Island Plantation,
& City of Fernandina Beach Golf Course

Fishing Charter with SemperFi Charters
$100 to Nassau Veterinary Hospital
Intro to Scuba for 6 ppl. at Scuba Station
Autographed Jaguar Football
$100 to Fernandina Mulch & Stone
$50 to FernLilly
$50 to Baxter's
$100 to BarZin
Massage at Dome Healing Center.
Kayak Ecotour with Kayak Amelia
$100 to Skydive Amelia
$40 to Gennaro's
$35 to Crab Trap
$25 to Maurice's
$20 to The Happy Tomato Cafe & BBQ
2-night-stoy at Hampton Inn
1-night stay at Amelia Hotel at The Beach
nightt stay at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge
3 Buffs from Red Otter,
2 Cruises with Amelia River Cruises

THANK YOU to all of the above donors and to the "behind the scene" donors:
Fernandino Beach NewsLeader, Murray's Grille, Hammerhead, Bar Z, Domes Point Marina,
Tucker's Highway 17 Bar, The Garage, Bloufish Artuorks, "Jaguar Julie TUcker", North Florida Sales,
Mike Price, Flowers Bakery, Callahan BBQ, Digital Village, Hodges Electric, Ray Hehrt Enterprises.
Southern Wine & Spirits, Wolmart, UWnn-Dixle, Harris Teeter, Corrlbean Breeze

$25/rider includes T-shirt, BBQ and (1) Grand Prize Entry
$15/passenger includes BBQ

Registration Forms available at Murray's Grille
463852 State Rd. 200, Yulee, FL or go to
uwww. facebook.com/KarensRideToRemember
Questions call Brystol Myers 904-335-7681 or Jill Powers 904-610-5242 !

Kingsley Plantation

marks Harvest Day

On Saturday, Oct. 6, the'Tim-
ucuan Preserve, a unit of the
National Park Service, will host
Harvest Day, a special event
marking the end of the harvest
season at Kingsley Plantation.
Harvest Day was a tradition
on all of Zephaniah Kingsley's
plantations. In October 1841,
Kingsley Beatty Gibbs, nephew
of Zephaniah, wrote in hisjour-
nal: "No work done today, as all
the people have it to gather their
own crops. It is a rule which we
have, to give all the (slaves) one
day in the spring to plant, and
one day in the fall to reap ...
The event will be held from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include
demonstrations of plantation
activities, including: cooking,
carpentry, blacksmithing, and
the harvest of Sea Island cot-
ton and indigo, two of the his-
torical cash crops for the plan-
tation. Families are invited to
help with tasks such as butter.
churning, cotton ginning, and
producing indigo dye.
In addition, visitors will learn
of a most.thought-provoking
fact, that Kingsley's enslaved
workforce was armed to defend
the plantation and hunt for ani-
mals. Yes, this notion of slaves
having firearms flies in the face
of commonly held beliefs, but it
is well documented that
Kingsley armed his slaves.
Park rangers will present
programs on this surprising fact
and introduce visitors to the
type of musket used on the

Plantation. These programs will
take place throughout the day.
The highlight of the day will
be cooking demonstrations by
recognized culinary historian
Michael Twitty, who writes of
African, African American,
African Diaspora, Southern and
Jewish foodways. Twitty is a liv-
ing historian and Judaic teacher
from the Washington, D.C.,
area, whose roots go back to
the colonial and antebellum
Twitty describes his work as
"tracing the history of African
American foodways from West
and Central Africa to early
America through slavery to the
Civil Waar." For the past decade
he has also been serving as a liv-
ing history interpreter, having
presented to over 100 groups
including the Smithsonian
Institution, Colonial Williams-
burg, Carnegie Mellon Univer-
sity, and the Oxford Symposium
on Food and Cookery
This event is free and open
to the public. For more infor-
mation, please call Kingsley
Plantation at (904) 251-3537 or
visit www.nps.gov/timu. Like
them on FacebookatTimucuan
Ecological and Historic
Preserve and follow them on
Twitter @TimutcuanNPS.
Located off Heckscher
Drive/AlA one-half mile north
of the St. Johns River ferry land-
ing, Kingsley Plantation is open
daily, at no charge, between 9
a.m, and 5 p.m.


Market place
Amelia Island Market Place
is open Saturdays from 9 am.-
1 p.m. on North Seventh and
Centre streets in Fernandina
Beach. New exhibitors are
added each week For details
visit AmelialslandMarket
Place.com, find them on
Facebook or call market man-
agers Judie or Lawrence
Mackie at (904) 444-2407.
- nii a idaket
Troy and Tracey Platt of
Deep Roots Meat are introduc-
ing fresh beef sausage at the
Amelia Farmers Market.
Made with their grass-fed
ground beef and seasonings, it
carl be cut into patty slices and
ready to cook. Also available is
their old-fashioned bologna, '
summer sausage and break-
fast sausage, all with no
nitrates. This sixth-generation
Florida cattle family brings the
best forage-finished beef from
Madison County.
Also at the market on
Saturday will be Minorcan
Datil Pepper and Proper Pie,
which specializes in British
and Irish meat pies, London
bangers, sausage rolls and
Scotch eggs.
Sign up for the E-Mail
Newsletter at www.ameliafarm
ersmarket.com. The market is
open every Saturday from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. at the Shops of
Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion. No pets. Call 491-4872 or
visit www.ameliafarmersmar-
ket.com. Visit www.ameliaw-
ine.com for information about
the wine festival Oct. 13.
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 reg-
ister. The walk will start at 6
p.m. RSVP to Jane Bailey by
today 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
Plant clinics
On Sept. 29, County
Extension Director/Horticul-
ture Extension Agent Becky
Jordi will conduct a Plant
Clinic from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the ACE Hardware on
Amelia Island. All county resi-
dents are invited to bring plant
samples showing problems in
their landscapes. Problems
will be identified and solutions
offered. There is no fee for
this service. For information
call (904) 879-1019.
On Oct. 1, Jordi will con-
duct a Plant Clinic from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Yulee
Extension Office (AIA and
Pages )airy Road).
Landscape Matters
On Oct. i at 10 anm,"
Master Gardener Claudie
Speed will conduct a
l andscapel Matters class on

cut flowers, at the James S.
Page Governmental Complex,
Conference Room A Learn
how to select and grow flowers
for a year-round cutting gar-
Sden. Bring a vase and some
garden flowers and learn how
to arrange them to use in the
home or as a gift. The class is
free and open to the public.
For information visit http://
Sters.html, or call the office at
(904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on office duty
Friday, at 491-7340.
Springs In danger
On Oct 4 at 7 p.m., Nassau
County Sierra Group will pres-
ent Lisa Rinaman, St Johns
Riverkeeper, speaking on the
potential destruction of Silver
Springs and current threats to
all of Florida's waters. Find out
why and how we need to pro-
tect Florida's waters, springs
and aquifers: Most have heard
of the proposed cattle ranch
endangering Silver Springs by
withdrawing 5 million new gal-
lons per day. As soon as 2020,
at present growth rates, even
Nassau County will reach
water capacity.
Join the Sierra Group at the
Council on Aging, 1367 South
18th St., at 7 p.m. Free and
open to the public. Refresh-
ments will be served. Call Ray
at 415-0712 or Eric at 277-4187.
Plant sale
The Nassau County Master
Gardeners Plant Sale is Oct. 6
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Plants that
have been propagated by
Master Gardeners will be on
sale. Fall is the best time to
add to your landscape. County
Extension Director/Horticul-
ture Agent Rebecca Jordi will
conduct a Plant Clinic begin-
ning at 10 a.m. Both events
will be held at the UF/IFAS
Nassau County Demonstration
Garden on Nassau Place in
Yulee. Call (904) 879-1019.
Master Gardeners are on
phone duty Fridays, at 491-
Hope &.Filends
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
ofTalbot Island State Parks.
At least 20 sponsored rid-
ers get to ride a horse on the
beach early that day, with
prizes offered for their efforts
to obtain sponsors for time in
the saddle.
Tax-deductible donations of
gift certificates or raffle items
from businesses are invited to
reward riders. -
A low country boil andbar-
becue with music by David
Milam starts at 3 p.m. at $10
per plate. onate online at
apy/hopetlherapy or call
Amelia Island State Park at
491-5166 or visit www.kel-


Charity Motorcycle Ride

Saturday, September 22,2012

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Starting and ending at Murray'o Grille in Yulee
Registration 8am ickstands uplOam After Party 5-10pm,

AFter Party 5-10pm OPEN TO THE PUBIC

$10 BBQ, Live Musi /50/50 drawing.,

raffles and silent auction:

2 Grand Prizes 2-night stay at Omni Amelia Island Plantation;
2-night stay at Wild Dunes Resort in South Carolina



FRIDAY, SliPll'[iMB R 21, 2012 LEISURI! News-Leader

JAZZ Continuedfrom 1B
"Our audiences came from everywhere
and we were amazed at the high level of
appreciation they showed towards jazz,
America's most distinctive original art form. A(
every show we.promoted our home town and
the festival, and I have no doubt that many of
our cruise friends will visit the island for this
year's event or in the future," said DeMerle.
During their time off the DeMerles
checked out a mind-blowing array of land-
marks throughout the region. "Bonnie and I
explored Roman ruins in Turkey, Malta's Blue
Grotto caves, Athens, Santorini, Mykonos and
the island of Rhodes in Greece, visited the
island of Capri and the Vatican and wished our
festival the best of good fortune as we tossed
coins into Rome's iconic Trevi Fountain. In
Venice, beside one of the canals, we found an
intimate jazz club where we had fun jamming
with a group of Italian musicians. We don't
speak Italian, but jazz is a universal language,
so we had a ball!"
DeMerle is quick to point out that planning
for the 2012 AUF moved ahead smoothly in
his and Eisele's absence.
"I can't say enough good things about the
work of our Board of directors Iorien Lum,
Holly Germano and Suzanne McLeod and
our dedicated group of volunteers, all of whom
contributed towards implementing the many
necessary details involved in presenting a fes-
tival of this size," said DeMerle. "Our fundrais-
ing chairperson, Lynne Ruppel and her com-
mittee, Lynne's Girls, merit special
appreciation for their work in signing up spon-
sors, securing ads for the program and getting
the word out to all."
Earlier this year the festival honored
Ruppel with its first annual Jazz Ambassador
Lifetime Achievement Award. "Lynne is flat-

out a dynamo," DeMerle said, "and we are
vdry fortunate to have her and her husband
Jack on our team."
Among the challenges faced for the 2012
AUF has been to move its headliner shows,
with David Benoit, Oct. 12, and Spyro Gyra,
Oct. 13, to the tented pavilion at the Omni
Resorts Amelia Island Plantation.
"It's going to be a terrific setup for'enjoying
great jazz," said DeMerle, whose bands,
Gypsy Rendezvous with Doug Cameron and
Hittin' The Blue Notes with Mike Levine, will
open for the headliners, Friday and Saturday
respectively. A second stage outside will offer
pre-show sets from groups led by AUF schol-
arship winners Boyce Griffith and Nathan
Skinner. Also, the Omni AlP will host two jazz
brunches at The Inn to replace the one previ-
ously held at the now shuttered Beech Street
"We will open the festival with a Diieland
Jazz Brunch Sunday, Oct. 7 and follow it up
later that afternoon with the traditional free
concert by the U.S. Navy TGIF band in Amelia
Park," said DeMerle. "For our closing event
we are introducing a Smooth Jazz Brunch fea-
turing some of the area's best musicians and
special guests."
Other events include Jazz At The Movies,
Oct. 9 in the Omni AlP's Heron Room, Red
White & Blues with Savannah's Eric '
Culberson Band on Wednesday, and Latin
Night with trumpet master Bobby Pickwood
and Samba Soul on Thursday. Both of the lat-
ter shows will be at Sandy Bottoms.
AUF tickets, including the All Jazz Pass,
good for all events, and Premier Tabe Seating
for the headliner concerts,'are available at
www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com or at The
UPS Store at 1417 Sadler Road, 277-0820, and
the Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway
Blvd., #101G, 261-3248.

DAVIS Coniinued from I
The colcept lor thle Urban Voices Choir
was developed by Karim Ammour, who
approached Davis in 2007 to have him lend
his voice and songwriting talents to an inner-
city youth de:vloplment center called Cite
Monde (World Cily). The first festival that
year was called The Plcin Arts Urban Festival.
This hugely successful event included a hip
hop dance contels, a DJ contest, an urban art
(graffiti) contest and a venue for young music
a; liissi to show their talents.
The most important aspect of this city-
funded, youth-oriented extravaganza is that
the teens arc encouraged to write their own
music, develop their own style of art and visit
the mayor's.office to pitch the idea in hopes of
getting funding. Additionally, they were the
organizational staff that hired the lighting and
sound company, rented the tent for the con-
cert, designed the posters and had them
printed, held news conferences, recorded and
printed CDs of the all the artists and sarng in
Davis's youth choir.
For the last five years, this has been one of
the main reasons for Davis to return to
Nantes every summer, but a small announce-
ment in the invitations last year changed
everything. Such a warm family atmosphere
had developed during the rehearsals and
shows that it seemed natural to finally invite
the extended families of the usual singers to
participate in the fun. With the idea that it
would double the size of the choir to 100, the
invitations were emailed. On Sept. 11 of 2011,
the 200-member Urban Voices Choir per-
formed inside the ivy-covered walls of the
Chateau de Dukes castle for an audience of
more than 3,000 smiling Nantaise.
After the great national'press from the con-

cert, it was decided to offer an open invitation
to the entire city. By the time the rehearsals
began in late April there were 750 people
signed up. The number quickly bloomed to
1,000 "toot sweet." To accommodate this
many folks it was decided to retain 10 public
halls throughout the city of 800,000 and have
100 singers from each area attend a total of
five rehearsals each. This meant that Davis
and the other musicians, including local musi-
cian Jim Barcaro, were teaching 15 songs in
four languages five hours per day, five days a
week for 10 weeks.
In the Cite De Congress, one of Europe's
most spectacular theaters, there was standing
room only for five sold-out shows.
"The power of 1,000 voices focused with
love and carrying a message of cultural toler-
ance and open-mindedness can change the
world maybe not everyone's, but it has cer-
tainly changed mine," Davis said. "In three
days, more than 20,000 people witnessed what
was described as a human wave of love. There
were tears, hugs, goose bumps and shouts of
joy each night as standing ovations shook the
roof and 'Bravo! Bravo!' was heard from a
prominent member of the audience, who tntil
days before was the mayor of Nantes but is
now the new prime minister of France."
In the quiet, days that followed, Davis
returned home to Fernandina, where he lives
with his wife, Tina, and their two kids, Raemi
and Julien. To see videos and photos of the
rehearsals and concerts, go to Urban Voices
Nantes 2012/karlwdavis or join Davis on
You can:see the Karl W. Davis Band at the
Green Turtle Tavern on Friday, Sept. 28,
where there will also.be a slideshow and
videos of the Cite De Congress shows, and at
the Dog Star Tavern with Jim Barcaro on
Saturday, Sept 29.


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L01 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antlques-Collectlbles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted ro Buy or Rent 81.l ieslet NassCa Cunty 859 Homes.Furnished
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103 In Memorlem 207 Business Opporttnity 501 Equipment' 609 Appliancqs 622 Planta/Seeds/Fertillzer 803 Mobile Home Lots 81u Camden Counti 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Llvestoci~ & Supplies 610 Air Conditlbners/Heaters 623 Swep/rTada 804 Amelia Island Homes 8L1? Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pats/Suppliles 61,1 Home Furnishings 624 Wanted to Buy 806 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
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200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Leasons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materlals 702 Boar Supplies, Dockage 809 Lots 854 Room 902 Truk s
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farms & Acreage I55 ApArtrments.-Furnithed a90 Vans
202 Sales-Business 401 M6rtgage Bought/Sold 604 BIcycles 617 Machinery Tools-Equip 7041 Recreation vehicles 811 Commorcial/Retalr lt56 Ap.rtmenrintsUnfurn. 904 lotorycles
203 Hotel/Restauran 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Computirs-Supplles 618 Auctions 705 Computers & Supplies 812 Propertv Exchanga 857 Condosl-urnished 005 Commercial


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NEW BISTRO seeking drug free
energetic staff. Must be responsible,
self motivated, and have positive
attitude.' Please call for more
Information. 904 624 5202 for more
Information, or e-mail resume to
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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 GalIhlnrelamall.com
or fax to (904)277-4081.
NOW HIRING Full Time Plumber -
Must have experience in new
construction, residential/commercial,
remodels, and replpes. Must have a
valid CLEAN driving record. Stop in and
apply, see one o our associates for
details, Dave Turner .plumbing, 474390
E. SR 200, FB. (904)277-3942

ATTN: Drivers Great miles + top 5%
pay=money security + respect-PRICE-
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days (888)368-1964. ANF

NAPA AUTO PARTS now hiring
counter sales position. Experience
required. Apply within or fax resume
to 261-9225,

ISLAND HAIR CO. Position available
for hair stylist. Call Margie, 583-3336.

at Amato Chiropract Welness Center
(Kngslandi GA). Looking for positive,
detal-oriented professional to join our
team. Experience and health care'
required. Please email resume to:

MEDICAL CLINIC seeks part-time
iront desk office assistant. 2 years
clerical medical office experience
required. Must )have good customer
service skills, hours to Include evenings
and Saturdays. E-mail resume to
thilllnassauopenmri.com or fax to

802 Ash St. Is seeking quality,
experienced servers for high end
dining. Bartenders & bus staff needed
Interviews by appointment at the Hoyt
House. Benefits. (904)277-4300

-'Is seeking a 3rd shift cleanup crew
supervisor AND a 2nd shift
production supervisor in their
Jacksonville plant. Prefer a college
degree and/ or previous supervisory
experience In a manufacturing
environment. Great Bencfltsl Email
resumes Indicating Job preference
to: 1bsMswlsher.com
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 Sadlet Road.
Pay. Lots of Miles. No Upfront Costs.
100% F.S. No Touch, Fuel Cards. CDL-A
Req. 2 yrs. recent OTR exp. (888) 273-

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

DRIVERS 100% owner operator co.
Pay Increase, home weekly, regional &
dedicated. Class A CDL. 1 yr exp In
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home weekends. Up to 394/mile, late
model equipment & Big MilesI 1 year
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MICAH'S PLACE Hiring FT advocate
for shelter, PT sales associate and pick-
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must be flexible. Send resume to
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Earn $$$ Helping MDsl Process
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Quarterly bonus. Flexible hometime.
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who has a head for business and wants
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South end of the island. Great work
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Full time or part time. (347) 637-8367.

docks,, rotted wood, home repairs.
Kelly (904)206-0005.
looking for any work. (904)535-9848
caring person wishes to serve you. Call
Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465

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Fri. 9/21 & 9/28, 10am-lpm Island Art
Association, Fernandina Beach. Details
at LeamSculpture.org. (904)432-8398

875 Laguna Drive. Lawn equipment
and tools, household Items, furniture,
books, children's items. The garage
door will open at 7:00 sharp!

YARD SALE Sat. 9/22, 9am-noon.
14 S. 6th St., Femandlna Beach.
Assorted Items. All items $1.00 each.

Furniture, household terms, tools, &
much more. Frl. 9/21 & Sat. 9/22,
8am-lpm. 94156 River Marsh 'Dr., off
of Bamwell.

GARAGE SALE Sat. 9/22, 8am-5pm.
96038 Maple Court, Otter Run subd.
Furniture, household items, pictures,
etc. Priced to gol

YARD SALE Fri. 9/21 & Sat. 9/22,.
8am-? Teen/women's clothing, books,.
kitchenware, appliances, futon, canoe,
car seat, high chair, & toys. 94184
Summer Breeze, end of Barnwell. No
early birds, Cash only. Rain cancels.

YARD SALE.- across the street from
the old Food Lion on Sadler Rd. Sat'
9/22, 9am-lpm.. Tools, kitchen table,
Stair Master, & much more.

YARD SALE Sat. 9/22, 8am-1pm at
FBHS multi-purpose room/cfeteria.
Rain or shine. Please come out and
support The FBHS Cheerleaders.

926 S. 8TH ST. 8am, Thurs., Fri. &
Sat. every week until sold; Emptying
storage bldgs. Cheap prices. Tools,
furn., W&D, misc., & much more. New
items every week. Clothes, kitchen-
ware, linens, books, toys.


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MOVING SALE Home furnishings,
kid's items, kitchen, wooden swing set,
TV's, double stroller. & more. 861439
North HamptOn Club Way. Sat. 9/22,

YARD" ALE -' S"b's Z''. 8t'1-lpm.
96525 Chester Rd., Yulee.

MOVING SALE 96215 Palm Bluff Dr.
All items for. sale will be sold.
Computer desk, 2 computers, scanner,
bicycle, fishing gear, 2 sets of golf
dubs (his & hers), some antique items,
Franklin model cars, Ball blue glass
canning jars, patio set, 2 white wicker
porch chairs, much more too
numerous to list. Fri. & Sat., 8-4.
Sun., 8-12.

ESTATE SALE Sat. 9/22, 8am-?
2025 Friendly Rd.

SAT. 9/22 9am-2pm. 97357 Caravel
Tr., Pirates Wood, Yulee. Golf clubs,
books, pottery, Christmas decorations,
misc. Items.

LARGE SALE 96084 Marsh Lakes,
1800 Husky pressure washer, office
chair, Ethan Alien hutch, clothes,
books, glassware, garden supplies,
drawing for free fax machine, much
more. Fri. & Sat., 8am-2pm.

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52"-54" TV ARMOIRE Beautiful Wterfront Homes & Lot -Call
wood. Two newly upholstered antique (904) 261-4066 for Information, C.Ha
chairs. (904)535-9848 Info-Plcs. Lasser'e, Realtor.
bay window, standard size. Hardware
Included. Make offer, (904)206-1532 u, aU ,,.,
NICEN 4BR/2BA HOMEl'-onPeoie

FOR SALE I 6, acres with 4BR/2 full
baths on Lofton Creek $160,000 price
neg, 1.5 acres land In Nassauville
$60,000 price neg. Brick home on
marshfront $175,000 price neg. Also,
2- 12' fiberglass boats w/trallers $500/
ea. 11X5 utility trailer $1000. 2007
Arctic Cat 650 $10,000/080. 10X6
military trailer $950. 2001 Suzuki
800cc shaft driven only 23,000 ml
$3500/0BO. 16' utility trailer home-
made $1200/050. 1954 stepslde new
V8 AT $6500/OB0. 14' aluminum boat
w/traller $800/OBO. 1985 corvette w/
Fenari body $10,500/060. 14'
Aluminum Craft w/traller $1200/050.
1973 3/4 ton Chevy w/camper $1200/
O80. 2005 Trojan tractor w/front end
loader & all attachments $10,000. For
more Info call Wayne Williams 904-

w/2 slings, $1100. (F.B.) Drive Electric
Patient LIt Model #15240. 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 Ib
capacity. Fits under low beds. Please
email or call (904)556-6613 & Iv msg.
We will return your call.

ARMOIRE Center-door with mirror,
bottom drawer, shelves $1,100.
Synthetic Wicker Patio furniture 2
high back rockers with footstools, glass
top small square table, glider/bench
$600. (904)321-6737

Nxj~uR u/z^ r-ume onw repies
Rd. Ready 9/1. $885/mo. The Real
Estate Centre, Inc. (904)206-1370
FSBO 84042 St. James Ct. Yuled
1596sf, 3/2, fenced yard, tile thru-out.
$125K. Available now. 793-0517. Own-
er Is a registered real estate broker.

ON ISLAND In park, clean &
remodeled 2/1 & 2/2 SWMH starting
$165 wk/$675 mo. + dep. Utilities
avail. Call for details (904)261-5034.
RV to live on a campground for $425/
,mo. All utilities Included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.

NICE 3BR/2BA SW In Yulee. Wood
kitchen cab., SS appliances. $725/mo.
Water Inc. Possible RTO. Call (904)
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIFI Included. (904)225-
DWMH 1 acre fenced, storage shed,
close to schools. Yulee. Ref. req'd.
$800/mo. + $800 dep. (904)239-6523,
Iv msg.

$19.99/mo. for DISH for 12 mos. Call
today & ask about next day Installation, 3BR/2BA APARTMENT available In
(800)348-6191. ANF great downtown location. Sem-fmrnish-
ed, office, WIFI and utilities Included.
Adjacent to the Hampton Inn .and
Suites, 19 'South 2nd St., FemandIna
Beach. Lease and references required.
WHOLESALE Engagement rings, $1600/month. Contact Bob Ramshaw
diamonds, jewelry, gifts, special at 904-557-2106.
designs & made to order jewelry
masterpieces. Call now while holiday AT BEACH 1BR, Ind. utls. Long
selections are plentiful. (904)321-0907 term. $225/wk, $895/mo + dep. Also
2/1 mobile home In park $165/wk,
$675/mo. Avail now. Details 261-5034.

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

owner. 552 Sunset Rd., F.B., off Baley
Rd. (904)415-2710
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September 27 at 7:00 pm. Find out
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FOR SALE $127,000. 2BR/1BA. By
owner. N. 18th to 809 Stanley Dr., F.B.

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

2BR/1B8A Gum St. $600/mo. + de-
posit. Service animals only. 1 yr lease.
(904)261-6047 or (904)556-4500
vated, painted, & tiled. 1BR/1BA w/
bonus room for office or 2nd bedroom.
Garage, W/D, ceiling fans. $950/mo. +
$950 sec. dep. (904)277-4851
downtown historic district. 1 & 2 BR
available. Call Barb, Lasserre Real

VILLA at A.I.P, Pool, Service
animals only. One year lease,
$1200/mo, + utilities. (904)491-5906
1 block from beach. Service animals
only. $1650/mo. Call Tommy (904)
CONDO FOR RENT Amella, South
Condominiums. 2BR/2BA. $1500/mo,

story, 3BR/2.5BA, W/D, 1-car garage,
Sool. $1000/mo. + utilities. Call (904)
.3BR/2BA; washer/dryer, 1-car garage,
gated, community 'pool, one level
walkup, short distance to Super
WalMart. $1100/mo. + utilities. all
(904)753-4147 or 3213444.

Ocean views, $1400/mo. Available
'10/1. Call (904)710-5884.

4BR/3BA HOME In Amelia National.
Separate LR/DR/GR. Golf & water
views. $1750/mo, (904)335-0583,
FOR RENT 2BR/1BA, Fernandlna
Beach, FL. Call (904)?25-9601 or
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
WATERFRONT- with dock/dockhouse,
amazing view of Amelia from Pirates
Wood, beautiful oaks. Newly remodeled
3BR/2BA. $1400. Retirement or
fisherman's paradise. (904)261-8287
105 151T ST Small House 2 Bed
1 Bath 1 Car Garage New carpetpalnt
Large Master Small2nd Bed or Office,
Lots of Closets and storage Ex/g Living
Lg Eat-In Kit Cov patio W/D hookups
Avail 10/1 7-12mo lease.
$950 + Security 261-7849
97119 DIAMOND ST. 3/2 modular
home. Storage shed, comer lot, $950.
Nick Deonas Realty, (904)277-0006.
1/2 acre. 12 mo lease. $1000/mo. +
$1000 dep. New appliances, partially
fenced In yard. No smoking. Will be
available 10/5. 521-0866 or 314-2544
2-STORY 4BR/2BA Ceramic tile on
first floor & crown molding, comer lot,
Long term rent, $1500/mo. Call (904)
FOR RENT By Owner 3BR/2BA, Car-
tesian Point, Yulee. fenced backyard,
deck, hot tub. $1200/mo. (904)753-
7091 or email: kmurallolbellsouth.net
SBR/2BA Al home. Fenced yard, tile
floors, 2-car garage. Pets ok. $1,400/
mo. 1 yr lease. 1st, last & dep req'd.
(858)354-8221 or (503)781-0752.

Estate, (904)583-3574. VACATION CHALET In N. Carolina
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
POST OAK APARTMENTS furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
Affordable Living Rent from $560- $495 a week. Cal (904)757-5416.
&747 for eligible persons/famlies. 1 & OC W 3R/ and 2/1
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments OCa NVI(9EW R/2A04and 2B. Laer
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessble Cl (904)261-4066, C.. serre
apartments available. This institution Realtor for spcal rates.
Is an equal opportunity provider, 'and
employer. TDO: 711
APT. Tile throughout, central ACODW, VARIOUS OFFICES 600-1500s.
W/D. 927 N. Fletcher Ave., down 2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
$995/mo. + deposit. (904)386-1005 Insurance. (904)557-5644
CWSE TO -AryH -2BR/2. space from 100 so. ft. t 2.000 s. ft.
P l includef-.watitl, intenldt, ommorn
SW area receptionist, conference room,
deposit. One year lease. Call (904) break room, & security. For Info call
430-2605. (904)753-4179.

Lakes Condos, $100/mo, Call (904) MONTE CARLO Driven by elderly
556-9581. lady who drove around town for
shopping, No long distance driving.
conditioned; radlo/cd, like new tires,
new battery. Blue Book price $6077.00
Asking price $5750, (904)277-4111

JEEP WRANGLER 1989, original,
unrestored, excellent condition.
$10,000 or best /offer. Locally
appraised. (904)753-9049

Needs volunteers to help Nasau County
families who need food, shelter
and basic necessities,
Call: 904.261,7000 for more info.

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S2500 First Avenue 2BR/20A apartment
with single car garage, small deck,
office/bonus room, tile and laminate floor-
In, second floor with just a peek of the
ocean $1,200/mo.
* 3423 S. Fletcher Avenue 2BR/I BA across
from the beach, Nice Deck, Furnished with
washer and dryer. $1000/mo. utilities,
-76129 Long Pond Loop 3BR/2BA 1723
sq.ft $1,200 plus utilities
*2BR/IBA furnished 1801 S. Fetcher Ave.
$1,650/mo. Includes most utilities, water,
sewer, garbage, cable and internet. Available
late August
2BR/IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach.Al until, wi-
fi,TV & phone.
*3BR/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$1450/wk plus taxes & cleaning fee.
-Two Bsf Offce/Retail spaces.can be joined
for one, 1,600 sq ft space, AlA next to
Peacock Electric $S 2/sq. ft + CAM andTax
* Amella Park Unit B small office (2 rooms)
with bath,576 sq.ft 1050/mo + sales tax
SFive Points Village 1,200q..ft.AIA/58th St
exposure Great for detail services, or
office. $1.200/mo +sales-tax.
* Amelia Park Uit E (14th St frontage) a -910
and bathroom $1450/mo + utlities.
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1800 sOq.t$1700/mo. lease + tax Sale also
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3350 S. letcher Ave., Unt E6 1130 sf. 2BR/2BA
Oceanfront and fully furnished sixth floor condo. Large
Living Room and Dining area with all furnishings and TV.
Master Suite with private bath and views of the Atlantic.
Guest room with twin beds. Large private patio. Community
Pool. Water included. No Pen. On Island. $1,997/mo.
2735 Ocean Oaks Drive N, 2604 st 4BR/3BA home
located in the community of Ocean Oaks on Amelia Island.
Large Living Room with high ceilings and fireplace. Master
Suite with his & her vanities and closets plus garden tub and
separate shower. Guest bedrooms feature an adjoining media
room. Nicely appointed Kitchen with Breakfast area
overlooks the Family Room and screened backporch. Pets ok.
On Island. $1,900/mo.
1549 Geddes Lane 2120 sf. 3BR/2.5BA furnimished town
home in the Amelia Park neighborhood. Open two story
floor plan with kitchen ovedooking family area. Pets ok. On
Island. $1,650/mo.
2503-A W. 5th Street 1983 sf. 3BR/3BA Northend
condominium Just a quick stroll from the beach. Tiled
throughout and with ocean viewsfrom the Master Suite
balcony. Master located upstairs with Guest rooms down.
Community pool. Pets ok. Op Island. $1,650/mo.
85047 Bostick Wood Drive 1833 sf. 3BR/2BA partially
furnished North Hamptbn home located just a few minutes
off the Island. Large Living Room with Fireplace, trey
ceilings and crown molding. Kitchen features corian counter
tops, built-in appliances and Breakfast area and bar.
Generous Master Siite with custom paint and trey ceilings.
Master bath has separate Garden tub and shower. Backyard
faces preserve area for extra privacy. Pets ok. Off Island.
Available 01/2013. $1,600/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,
32125 Grand Parke Blvd 2084 sf. 3BR/2BA home with
large fenced In backyard, Spilt floor plan with fireplace and
media nook in the livingroom. Quartz counter tops in,
kitchen with walk In pantry, Whole house water softener and
two car garage. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,395/mo.

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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. $1395/mo.
2119 Beach Wood 1210 sE 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia Island
Plantation condo located just one block from the beach! Offered
fully furnished. Gated community, Pool and Beach access. Pet ok.
On Island. $1,250/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. Offlsland. $1,250/mo.
97102 Coopers Way 1,808 sf 3BR/2BA Ranch style home in
quiet neighborhood. Large Kitchen with Break&st Bar
overlooking theLiving Room. Master Suite with separate shower,
garden tub and double vanity. Lots of outdoor spaces. Double car
garage. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,250/mo.
86678 Cartesian Pointe' Dr 1942 sf, 3BR/2BA house in
community dose to I195. Large family room plus an office/den.
Eat in kitchen withisland. Huge master with walk in closet; 2 car
Garage. Pets ok. Offisland. $1,200/mo.
86706 Cartesian Pointe Drive 1942 sf. 3BR/2BA Florida style
home in Cartesian Pointe in Yulee. Iarge kitchen with center
island. Master suite with double vanity and garden ub. Pets ok.
Offlsland. $1,197/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 up. Washer &
Dryer. On Island. $1,150/mo.
1010-A Natures Walk Dr. 1526 sf. 3BR/2.5BA town home with
open loorplan Walking distance to Middle and Higl schools.
Lawii care.Pets allowed. On Island. $1,050/mo.
31010 Paradise Commons 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 Fletcher Avenue 768 sf 2BR/IBA beach duplex across
from a beach access Eat in ktchien. Short walk to main beach.
Pets ok. On Island. $800/ma.


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Jane Collins

2BR/28A SINGLEWIDE on 1/2 acre
located in Yulee. $700/mo. + $500
deposit. 491-4383 or (904)237-7324
3BR/1BA SINGLWIDE CH&A, In 4BR/2.SBA HOUSE Cartesian Point,
Nassauvllle. Call (904)261-6703. Very clean. Fenced yard boat/RV
parking. $1200/mo. Call (904)254-8727,

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