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PHOTOS BY HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS&EADER
The Yulee High School Hornets mascot, aka David
Shepard, enjoys a quiet moment with cheerleaders
Delaney Stemrich and Kelsey Duprey, top left, at the
homecoming pep rally Sept. 21. Peyton Stacy and
Makaela Hall give two thumbs up for the Hornets, top
right. Caity Freeman, right, shows off her Hornet
pride. Principal Dr. DeArmas Graham and Athletic
Director Candy Hicken are chosen "homecoming king
and queen" by the YHS cheerleaders. YHS won its
homecoming game, and today faces Belle Glades Day
in a nationally televised game (ESPNI) at 8 pm.,
Veterans park to break ground
A groundbreaking will be held
Sunday at 2 p.m. for an "all-service"
veterans memorial park to be built at
the northwest corner of Central Park
off Atlantic Avenue.
The park will be constructed
around the stone chimney that was
left after the American Legion's log
cabin was demolished in 2010.
City commissioners last year
apIproved a plan and an agreement
with American Legion Post 54 for the
According to Community Develop-
ment Directoi Marshall McCrary, the
park will include a paved walkway
from Atlantic Avenue around the stone
chimney and into the park area, which
will be surrounded by several bench-
The plan also includes a four-foot
split rail fence around the park, which
will measure 58 by 64 feet. The inte-
rior 20- by 30-foot section will be made
up of memorial bricks that can be pur-
chased, and will also have a flagpole.
McCrary said the city has issued a
right-of-way permit for the sidewalk,
which will be connected to the side-
walk along Atlantic Avenue. The city
ha. also issued permits for the fence
and the flagpole, McCrary said.
According to a license agreement
with the city, the American Legion
will maintain the historic chimney at
the memorial park, as well as any
plaques or memorial bricks placed
Memorial bricks dedicated to
members of all branches of military
service are.available for purchase for
a minimum donation of $50) aplece.
For more information or to purchase
engraved memorial bricks, contact an
officer at American Legion Post 54 at
261-7900. ThT Pol's new building is
at 626 S. Third St.
relies on reserves
At its final budget hearing Monday,
the Nassau County Commission
appioyed a budget of roughly $158 mil-
lion for fiscal 2012-13..
Commissioners set the property
tax rate at 7.2364, opting to offset a $3
million shortfall in revenues, by dip-
ping into reserves and sales taxes
rather than raise property taxes with
the use of the rollback rate.
The board has kept the millage rate
at its current level for the past five
Despite unanimous votes to
approve the measures, commission-
ers voiced concerns that continuing to
use reserves as a safety net could
deplete them and paint future com-
missions into a corner.
"We cant keep pulling money outof
reserves to balance the budget," said
Commissioner Barry Holloway, who
added that commissioners would soon
have their backs against the wall if the
Holloway, who attended a confer-
ence last week for the 'Florida
Association of Counties Trust, told
commissioners that their peers around
the state were using rollback rates and
balancing the budget with tax hikes.
Citing past discussions with
Management & Budget Director
ShaneaJones, Holloway said the board
needed to trim expenses or raise rev-
"They're all raising tax rates," said
Holloway of other counties. "Most of
them went back to the rollback rate,
That's what most of them were going
to just to bring in the same amount
With that in mind, Holloway told
the board he wanted to see a 5 per-
cent budget cut across the board from
department heads and constitutional
officers during the next year.
The rollback rate would generate
the same property tax revenue as in
years past, but raise or lower taxes to
get there, depending on whether prop-
qrty values are falling or soaring. In
this case, because property values are
sinking, the rollback rate would require
that the board raise taxes to meet past
levels of revenue.
SCommissioner Walter (Jr.)
BUDGET Continued on 3A
4-1, county officials'
GARRETT PELICAN "Ithoughtitwas appropriate to wait
News.Leader until the evaluations were done," said
Kelley, who insisted he was not grand-
A bid by Nassau County Comm'is- standing and toldkommissioners they
siuner Steve Kelley to not extend the would have dismissed the issue had
county manager and county attorney's "he raised it sooner.
contracts before they renew automat- The terms of County Manager Ted
ically Oct. 1 failed Monday Selby and County Attorney
night. David Hallman extend each year
Consecutive 4-1 votes at for one year, unless a board
the meeting's close followed majority votes after Sept. 1 and
a review of commissioners' -before Oct. 1 notto extend them,
performance evaluations for according to the contracts.
the two charter employees. Evaluations for both employ-
Neither the evaluations nor ees were overwhelmingly posi-
the contracts were listed on tive, with just one response on
the meeting's agenda, but Kelley each of their reviews rated as
Shey emerged instead at the "Improyejnent needed."The rest
end of the meeting. of the commissioners' responses
Kelk-y's contention that the corn- were "outstanding," "excellent" and
mission should not extend the con- "satisfactory," according to county
tracts sparked a tense discussion and records.
chafed Commissioner Junior Boatright, Commissioner StacyJohnson, who
who questioned Kelley's timing, which agreed that addressing the contracts
he called "aggravating." prior to their performance reviews
"Why we have to wait until the would have been a moot point, said
eleventh hour to bring this stuff up, I she was uncomfortable .discussing
don't know if it's grandstanding, or them at a public meeting because it
what the deal is, to try to get something forced the charter officers to defend
going," he told Kelley, adding that themselves. Not renewing themwould
Kelley could have broached the issue amount to a "vote of no confidence,"
at meetings on Sept. 10 or Sept. 19
instead. CONTRACTS Continued on 3A
to commence soon
On .Monday, Nassau County
Commissioners approved a $457,000
contract foF a St. Augustine construc-
tion firm to start building the first
phase of a "Loop Road" that aims to
connect several elements of the East
Nassau Community Planning Area in
No discussion preceded the com-
:mission's unanimous vote to hire
Besch & Smith Civil Group, Inc. as
Nassau County's contractor on the
In a similar sti-oke, the board voted
to hire CDM Smith of Jacksonville to
oversee inspection services on the
road project. That contract was worth
The initial phase of the Loop Road,
a pet project of Commissioner Stacy
Johnson, would connect Christian Way,
License Road and Amelia Concourse.
Johnson said previously that the proj-
ect would relieve mounting conges-
tion on A1A.
The first segment would be.a two-
lane roadway stretching 1,600 feet
from Christian Way to License Road.
The next leg would involve the con-
struction of a two-lane roadway from
License Road to Amelia Concourse.
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FRIDAY, SI:ITl:MB131i 2., 2012 NEWS News-Leadcr
Robert J. "Bob" Wallace,
82, of Summerville, passed
away Wednesday, September
26, 2012 at the Hospice:
Center of Charleston, Mount
Visitation will be held this
evening from 6 until 8 o'clock
at the funeral home. Funeral
service will be held Saturday,
September 29, 2012 at 1
o'clock at St. Paul's Episcopal
Chui'ch, 316 West Carolina
Avenue,. Summerville, SC.
Burial to follow in the church
cemetery. Flowers will be
accepted or memorials may
be made to: American Cancer
Society, 5900 Core Avenue,
North Charleston, SC 29406
or American Heart
Association, 409 King Street,
Charleston, SC 29403. *
Bob was born March 27,
1930 in West Monroe,
Louisiana, son of the late
Joseph H. Wallace and Esther
'Wallace Pierce. He was a
graduate of Neville High
School in West Monroe,
Louisiana and attended LS.U
and. Texas Christian
University. He was a member
of R.C.C.J. (Radio Control
Club of Jacksonville, Florida).
He enjoyed radio controlled
airplanes, golfing ad was also
a ham operator.
He retired from Lockheed
Martin Corporation as
Assistant Resident Director,
Working for more than 31
years in the missile and space
industry. Bob was also a mem-
ber of St. Paul's Episcopal
Church, Summerville, SC.
Surviving in addition to his
wife, Barbara Hagell Wallace,
are: three daughters: Lynda
W. Gantt of Columbia, SC,
Susan W. Hoppe (Dale) of
Bluffton, SC, and Patricia W
Garrett (Don) of LaQuinta,
IL, and one step son: Kirk J.
Rosborough of Jacksonville,
FL, four grandchildren:
Rodney W Gantt of Columbia,
SC, Colby W. Gantt (Dani) of
Columbia, SC, Wesley A
Melton of Clarksville,TN, and
Corey A. Whittington of
Charleston, SC. He was pre-
deceased by his first wife:
Clover Hester Wallace.
A memorial message may
be written to the family by vis-
iting our websit# at
Virginia M. Capuzo, age
91, of Fernandina Beach, died
on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
Arrangements are pending.
The Walsh family wishes
.to express their deep
gratitude to all raends
who showed us
so much kindness
at this very sad time..
we also wish tothiank
Kevin McCarthy, of rAmea'
Rdver Culses and
Jeff& the sfaff :
of the Green Tritre
for helping to arrange
such a fiting
tribute to Did.
my most beloved husband
our wonderful father.
Rhona, Shawn. Ryan & Craig
Steps to end bullying
l'br the News-Leader
Now that school is back in session, this may
be a great opportunity to discuss a subject that
often times gets overlooked: school bullying.
One out of four teenagers and 30 percent of
grade school children are affected by bullying.
The Florida Department of Health (DOH) and
the Florida Department of Education (DOE)
want to encourage parents to talk with their
kids about bullying and take steps to prevent it
Bullying is defined as a time when one or
more students tease, threat-
A en, spread rumors about,
hit, shove or hurt another
student over and over
,again. It is not bullying
when two studentsof about
S the same strength or power
argue or fight or tease each
Other in a friendly way. Bullying can take place
in school or electronically and the victims can
lead isolated lives.
DOH's Florida Youth Risk Behavior Survey
(YRBS), a school-based anonymous survey
conducted in public high schools, highlights
the prevalence of bullying and related risks in
the 2011 Florida Youth Risk Behavior Survey
In 2011, approximately 256,600 Florida pub-
lic.high school students (33 percent) experi-
enced some form of bullying or teasing. This
means that in the past 12 months, these stu-
dents had.been bullied on school property,
electronically bullied, or been the victim of
teasing or name calling because of their
weight, size, physical appearance, or because
someone thought they were gay, lesbian or
Aside from the apparent psychological risks
associated with bullying, those people who are
bullied are also significantly more likely to
engage in dangerous behaviors that put them-
selves and other non-bullied students at higher
risk for serious problems, injuries or even
The 2011 YRBS showed that, compared to
their non-bullied peers, students who were bul-
lied, teased or called names in the past 12
"Stop Bullying The End Begins.With
Mel" will be held on Oct 27 from 1-4 p.m.,
at Chrlstwalk Church, 2920 Bailey Road,
This family forum on bullying will address
both parents and children/teens separately
Tabi Upton, MA, LPC, of Chattanooga,
Tenn., will hold individual group sessions for
parents and Teens/children Host for the
event Is Mosalo,. putting pieces together.
For tickets to this free event e-mail'
MosalcPPT@yahoo.com Seating Is limited.
months were significantly more likely to have
engaged or experienced certain behaviors or
risk factors such as:
Riding as a passen'rgr in a vehicle with an
Driving while intoxicated
Engaging in physical fights
i Carrying a weapon
Taking prescription drugs without a doc-
Engaging in sex without a condom
Seriously considering committing suicide
Intentionally harming themselves
Fasting 24 hours to lose or maintain
All of these behaviors increased by no less
than 30 percent in bullied students. The high-
est increase of incidence and risk was 73 per-
cent, in the serious categories of thiriking
about suicide and harming themselves.
Bullying, teasing, and harassment should
Snot be considered normal rites of passage or
just "kids being kids." These issues, whether
happening inside or outside the school system,.
affect the learning environment and happiness.
of our state's future leaders. If.you feel that
yoir child is being bullied, be sure to be sup-
portive, gather information about the bullying,
contact your child's teacher or principal, and
help them beJcotne more resilient to bullying.
For more information read DOH's 2011
Florida Youth'Risk Behavior Survey Special
Report and visit DOE' Bullying Prevention
page at www.fldoe.org.
Florida beyond theme parks
The Duncan Lament Clinch
Historical Society will present
"Beyond the Theme Parks:
Exploring Central Florida" at
7-30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Amelia
Island Museum of History, 233
S. Third St.
Many people who do not live
in Florida, and even some Flori-
dians, think Florida and theme
parks are one and the same. Dr.
Ben Brotemarkle will change
your mind. There really is life
'beyond the theme parks.'
Brotemarkle will take you
on a fast trip
Brotemarkle Historic Park,
_. .._. theSpiritualist
Cassadaga and much more. He
will give some interesting his-
tory anJiomegreat ideas about
day trips to explore Florida's
history today. .
Brotemarkle is executive
director of the Florida Historical
Society and has written five
books on Florida.history. He
teaches a course on the human-
ities in Florida at Brevard
Community College and also
hosts a weekly radio program
on NPR. "Florida Frontiers: The
Weekly Radio Magazine of the
Florida Historical Society, airs
around.t he state ;and can '17
heard in this area al 6:30 p ti. *'
Monday on 89.9 WJCT.
Dinner supports Nassau NAMI
The National Alliance on
Mental Illness (NAM) of
Nassau County is hosting its
annual Community Awareness
and Fundraising Dinner on Oct
12 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic
Ave., in Fernandina Beach.
Guest speaker Dr. Ronne
Mickey will describe her first-
hand experience with mental
illness and recovery. Aaron
Bean will host the live auction
and Callahan BBQ will cater
the dinner. Tickets are $20 each
and will be available at the door
or purchase them from a local
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Nassau NAMI is an all-vol-
unteer, nonprofit support, edu-
cation, and advocacy organiza-
tion dedicated to improving the
lives of all those affected by
mental illness. It offers weekly
and monthly support groups, a
telephone help line, resource
materials and consumer sup-
The consumer support pro-
grams include providing shoes,
toiletries and underclothing for
residents at a local assisted liv-
ing facility that serves adults
with chronic mental illness.
Nassau NAM I also provides
gift cards for basic necessities
to'the clients of two local drop-
in centers, a consumer support
Group and a crisis home. In
addition, it provides funds for
emergency psychiatric treat-
ment, psychotropic medica-
tions, and urgent dental extrac-
tions. It tries to fill in the gaps
of social services networks to
assist people on an emergency
If you have any questions,
please contact the local Nassau
County NAMI office at 277-
The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis Club meets the first
three Mondays of each month
at the Fernandina Beach Golf,
Club on Bill Melton Road for-
a dinner meeting from 6:30-8
p.m.,Contact Don Lyons at
432-8194 or (978) 758-0561
The Yulee Optimist Club
meets Tuesdays at noon at
Murray's Grille on A1A in
Yulee. Call 753-0091.
The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club meets
Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. Oct. 3 will feature
Nassau County libraries
Director Dawn Bostwick on
the Friends of.the Library.
Call Bernice Kelley at 261-
7923 or Barb.Kent at 277-
The Westside Optimist
Club meets the third Monday
at 7 p.m. at the Callahan Ligns
Club. Bring a covered dish
and join the club as they work
with kids to promote opti-
mism to all. Call 613-8595.
'The Rotary Club of
lFernandina Beach meets
Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-
1 p.m. at the Florida House
Inn on Soulh Third Street.
Call Melanie Ferreira at 321-
The Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise meets Fridays
from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
on Bill Melton Road. Contact
President Christal'ish at
email@example.com or visit
A priv;wil, non-profit agency Ihall assists
Naiail Counl y (amilie s who n dtl food,
shelter i and lisil nc eu ssilli s,
For information, call: 904,261.7000
The News-Leader observed its 105th birthday.
After a huge public'outcry, the county com-
mission voted at its final budget hearing to keep
the previous year's budget and village rate.
October 1, 1987
Local bed and breakfasts warned they would
close by the end of November after their wind-
storm policies were canceled.
September 27, 2002
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Letters to the editor:
The Friends of the
library need donations for
their annual book sale Nov.
2-4 at the Peck Center to'
support library operation's
and programming. Drop
books, CDs, DVDs, etc., in
the collection box under the
covered walkway in front of
Peck Head Start, 511 South
11th St., or take larger items
to the Peck School front
entrance (Fir Street between
South 10th and South 11th
streets), turn right and look
for the Friends sign on your
left, next to the stairwell.
SThe Friends of the
Library members-only pre-
view sale will be Nov. 1, from
5-7 p.m. Non-members can
join at the door.
is looking for a few good
Smen and women to join its
heater family. Individuals
interested in getting involved
behind-the-scenes, who want
to volunteer with fun and tal-
ented people, are available '
for occasional evening .
rehearsals, contact Kate at ;
firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-
2607 for more information.
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 ohn'
Sept 29 at 11 am. at Fernan-
dina Beach Church of
Christ, corner of 14th and
Organizers need yolun-
teers and donations from
community churches and
organization to operate the
SCNS, which provides a
warm, dry and safe haven to.
the homeless and those in
need when temperatures
drop to 40 degrees oi" below.
Contact the CNS at 277-
2517 or Patrica deJesus,
coordinator, at (904) 624-
5633 for information.
The Blood Alliance will
hold a community blood
drive at Publix in Fernandina
Sach fr&<1ra4'A46m 6n-.r 'b
"Lt29. Vist www igive-
Gary W. Belson Associ-
ates Inc. will hold concealed
weapon license courses at
4:30 p.m. Oct 1, 4, 12 and 17.
A basic with defensive tactics
course will be held at 7:45
a.m. Sept 29 and Oct 13 and
27. For details and the
schedule contact Belson at
491-8358, (904) 476-2037 or
Oct 2 is Communities In
Schools Night at the
Fernandina Beach Middle
School football game. FBMS
,will play Camden County at
home at 6 p.m. and all pro-
ceeds from the gate and con-
cession will benefit
Communities In Schools, a
nonprofit organization dedi-
cated to giving kids the sup-
port they need to succeed in
school and achieve in life.
The public is welcome
and kids from any school
wearing a Communities In
Schools T-shirt gets in free.
Play duplicate bridge on
Wednesday at 1 p.m. start-
ing Oct. 17 at the Woman's
Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Ave.,
Fernandina Beach. The
games are sanctioned by
American Contract Bridge
League and will use
round clock, new bidding
boxes and cards and have
hand records. Cost is
$6/person. Contact Fred
Stokes at (912) 576-8296 or
The Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau County
holds its general member-
ship meeting on the third
Thursday of each month
from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in room ,
201 at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.
Meetings are open to the
public; all interested parties
are welcome. The next meet-
ing is Oct. 18.
Toys forTots golf
The Marine Corps
League 11th Annual
Community Support and
'ioy s for Tots Handicap
SScramble will take place on
Oct. 20 at Amelia National
Golf Course with a 1 p.m.
shotgun start. To schedule a
foursome, call Alan
Elefterion at 753-7631 or Cal
Atwood at 277-3435.
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 topics Getting to
Know You, Getting to Know
More About You; Creating a
Research Plan; GPS for '
Manuscripts and More.
Registration is $30 for AIGS
members, $35 for non-mem-
bers with lunch provided if
postmarked by Oct. 27.
Forms are available at
Nassau County libraries, or
visit www.aigensoc.org for
the registration form, topic
descriptions and directions.
Muscle presents "Jaml Fest
2012 Car and Truck Show"
fr6m 8 am.-2 p.m. Nov. 17 at
Rick Keffer Dodge/Chrys-
ler/Jeep on A1A in Yulee.
Open to alltnakes and mod-
els, the show will support
Homres for Our Troops.
Registration fee is $25 and
will be held from 8-10 am.
on show day. The first 50
entrants receive a goodie
bag and dash plaque. There
will be a 50/50 raffle, door
prizes, giveaways and more.
Trophy classes include Best
in Show, People's Choice,
Kid's Choice, Top 20 Cars,
first, second and third place
cars and trucks/SUVs. For
information go to www.jam-
.Buy-Gones Ladies Resale,
1014 S. Seventh St.,
Fernandina Beach, is collect-
ing greeting cards (front
part only) for St. Jude's
Children's Ranch; towels for
PE.T hand-cranked cycles;
old bedspreads for animal
shelter pet bedding; and
boxes of individually
wrapped snacks for the USO.
"Flrida's I n'gTernrCa-e
Ombudsman Program needs
volunteers to join its corps of
dedicated advocates who
protect the rights of elders
who live in nursing homes,
assisted living facilities and
adult family care homes, The
program's local councils are
seeking additional volun-
teers to identify, investigate
and resolve residents' con-
cerns. Training and certifica-
tion is provided. To learn
more call toll-free 1-888-831-
0404 or visit http://ombuds-
Join other players
Thursday at 9 am. at the
Pecl Center for a friendly
game of duplicate bridge.
Bring your own partner or
they will find-one for you:
For information call 261-
Veterans Service Officer
Jennett Wilson Baker is on
duty at the Peck Center
every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-2
p.m. to provide free, profes-
sional assistance to veterans
and their families in obtain-
ing benefits and services
earned through military
service. Make an appoint-
ment by calling (904) 556-
3363 or come to the Peck
Center Reception Room.
ASL (American Sign
Language) group meets
every Wednesday at 8:30
a.m. at Burger King on
South Eighth Street,
Fernandina Beach, for les-
sons, practice and a meet
and greet Call/text Barb at
556-5700 for information. All.
are welcome, including
those who would like to
learn sign language.
Bring a partner and come
play bridge every Tuesdayat
6:30 p.m. or Thursday at 1
p.m. at 3024 Sea Marsh
Road, Amelia Island Planta-
tion. Fee is $6. Call Lynn
Leisy at 261-0104.
The city of Fernandina
Beach, in partnership with
The Salvation Army, has
implemented the Love Your
Neighbor Donation Program
to help residents pay their
utility bills. Go to www.fbfl.us
to complete the donation
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iRlDAY, SI'PT' ImilER 28, 2012 NEWS News-Leader
Continued from 1A
Hoatright echoed Holloway's
remarks, pointing out that
while the budget is the com-
mission's cross to carry, the
constitutional officers con,
tribute to it. He urged the
board to take a careful look at
individual offices and depart-
ments arid evalitate what cuts
could be made.
"I'm not just talking about
the Board of, County
Boatright. "I'm talking about'
the constitutional officers also."
"We know that we cant con-
tinue on this path and be sus-
tainable," said outgoing
Commissioner Stacy Johnson,
who suggested a closer look
at the budget of the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office, which
makes up a large chunk of the
"I. don't want to make this
look like I'm picking on one
constitutional office, but ... the
sheriff's budget is 30 percent of
"I would like to see their
contracts extend," Johnsont
Kelley disagreed. He was,
not unhappy with Hallman and
Selby's performances, but
believed the board should have
a closer look at the contracts;
"The contracts need to be
improved upon, not the peo-
ple," said Kelley, adding that a
vote not to extend the contracts
meant the board would have
12 months to scrutinize them
for possible changes. .
Extending the contracts
would have the same effect as
a two-year renewal of them,
said Commissioner Barry
Holloway, who seconded
Kelley's motion for discussion.
Hallman, who turned his
nameplate down to speak as
an employee and not as the
board's legal counsel, said he
.had hoped to avoid a similar
confrontation after last year's
meeting when Kelley broached'
the contract issue.
His contract is up for dis-
cussion with individual cop,-
Capital Improvement Plan
The Nassau County Commission adopted its five-year
Capial Improvement Plan on Monday The following repre-
sent the biggest ticket Items approved In this year's budget
1) Loop Road Phase 4 $3.2 million
2) Blackrock Road project. $2.2 million
3) Pavement management: $2.2 million
4) 14th Street Improvements: $1.6 million
5) Radio Avenue extension $1 4 million
6) Bridge maintenance: $1 3 million
7) Loop Road Phase 2: $986.180
8) Chester Road project $900,000
9) Loop Road -.. Phase 1: $776,660
10) Fire Rescue breathing apparatuses: $668,900
i . .
the overall budget, and it's not
quite as lengthy and detailed
and transparent as ours is, as a
Johnson said she anticipat-
ed a moreaccessible budget
from .incoming sheriff Bill
Leeper- who will replace retir-
ing Sheriff Tommy Seagraves
in January and expected to
see some "real savings" come
missioners any time they
He. and Selby chose to
stand on their records and
refrained from delving into the
discussion aside from saying
they believed their perform-
ances 'warranted contract
Kelley' said he doubted his
peers would believe him, but
She had the interest of the tax-
payers in mind, and said he
guaranteed the contracts
would not be discussed by the
same time next rear.
"I don't have any issue with
the contracts, whatsoever," said
Commission Chair Danny
Leeper, who halted the dis-
cussion after 20 minutes of
back and forth.
During Hallman's tenure,
his office has shrunk its budg-
out of his office.
Holloway echoed those
remarks, pointing out that
department heads and officers
would see drastic cuts if the
board was forced to make
"We want to try and stay
out of reserves as much as we
possibly can," said Holloway.
et for six consecutive years,
saving roughly $170,000, and
returned more than $100,000
for fiscal years 2009-10 and
2010-11. His office has served
the various boards and com-
mittees that serve the county,
coordinated the public-private
partnership that brought the
Villages of Amelia shopping
center to Yulce, and scheduled
training in public records,
Sunshine law and gift law for
county employees, among
. according to the county attor-
Under Selby's leadership,
* the county has started or com-
pleted several public works
projects, including the Thomas
Creek restoration, the Chester
Road widening and a Loop
Road in Yulee, to name a few.
He noted he also revamped
several policies, including com-
pleting afive-yearfleet replace-
ment plan and the maintenance
of a fully funded Capital
Hanman makes $148,000
per year and Selby $125,000,
according to county records.
They are the highest and third-
highest paid employees at the
Hilliardteen in critical condition
A Hilliard teen remains in
critical condition at Shands
Jacksonville after police say
she walked in front of a semi
truck headed north on US 1
early Thursday morning,
according to the Florida
Troopers said 17-year-old
Destiny Roberts was walking '
west in the parking lane of
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northbound US 1 about 6:30
a.m. when she walked into the
path of a truck driven by
Roberts was transported to
Shands Jacksonville with crit-
ical injuries, troopers said.
Investigators have not yet
determined what prompted
Roberts to walk in front of the
truck, the report stated.
Alcohol did not play a role
in the accident; troopers said.
Sapp, a Sanderson resident,
was not injured, according to
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An avid reader, Blalock
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In addition to helping stu-
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at St. Peter's Episcopal
'The children are a joy and they make it worthwhile and
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FRIDAY, ,I I l i.'1 28, 2012 NEWS News-Leader
Voicing concerns effectively
Consumerism is a growing
part of our business environ-
ment, Higher expectations
combine with lower tolerance
Businesses do value customer
feedback and it is more preva-
lent than ever before. Much
of today's weigh-in comes in
the form of blogs or othei dig-
ital options. Those are fine,
but are not adequate in some
cases that require just posting
a comment. We all experience
disappointments as con-
sumers, but rarely do we
make our thoughts known to
the business that didn't deliv-
er for our dollar. Many aren't
D p Li r 'i
voice a com-
book do the
telling. It is
who have a
voice it and
resolved end up as above-
average future customers.
Any business owner who
is forthright will admit that
they have fielded customer
concerns. I am among them
and thought it might be inter-
esting to get the perspective
of an owner working with cus-
tomer concerns and what is
most effective in finding a res-
olution. Anything involving
your daily transportation
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She still enjoys talking about her Fernandina family
history which includes her maternal Great
Grandfather Thomas Sterling Delaney, Grand Father
Ray S. Delaney, a Fernandina city commissioner, and
second cousin, Missionary Emma B. Delaney.
Thanks for all the Birthday Wishes.
Remain calm and businesslike.
Life is a series ofrelationships. Does
anyone liked to beyelled or cursed at? No.
ance issues and financing
issues are among the auto
topics that can create heart-
burn. So, we will look at some
do's and don't in one per-
The ultimate suggestion is
to remain as calm and busi-
nesslike as possible. Life is a
series of relationships, includ-
ing those we do business
with. Does anyone liked to be
yelled or cursed at? No, and
certainly not someone servic-
ing your vehicle, policy ori
loan. Collect yourself and
identify who can be of the
most help. Advise the person
whom you are working with
about your concern. If no res-
olution is readily available or
if they are the issue, deter-
mine who is next in line.
Businesses are not unlike the
military in that there are
chains of management. Going
straight to the general bypass-
es the department manager,
who will know a lot more
about your concern than the
general and will appreciate
his/her chance to solve
Have an objective in mind.
What would rectify your con-
cern? Knowing your request-
ed solution and why you feel
it is appropriate is a great step
forward. I have OK'd a lot of
gray-area requests because I
understood the request and
sentiment. Don't blow in the
manager's/owner's office and
rant about how bad.the peo-
ple are and how terrible a
business they have and
expect great results, This,
by the way, is in less than the
10 percentile. Most people
handle themselves better. A
rational approach with an
objective works really
In August, neiv car sales in
our county reached 345. That
is the best result improbably
five years. In 2009, I remem-
ber a month when new vehi-
cle sales for the county were
137. We have come fiom a
deep valley and seem to be
getting some momentum
back. Yes, my fingers are
crossed right now. It is a
volatile world, but those num-
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University of Florida gle-family home in August was
up 5.8 percent over the previ-
GAIN ESVILLE Florida's ous year's average at $147,000
September consumer confi- although it was down slightly
dence reached a post-reces- from July's figure.
sion high, according to a "The stock market is get-
monthly University of Florida ting closer to the all-time
survey. record and this, along with
"The last time Florida con- increases in housing prices,
summer confidence (was this are certainly a boost to con-
high) was in October 2007," sumers' sense of wealth,"
said Chris McCarty, director of McCarty said.
UF's Survey Research Center Meanwhile, a recent deci-
in the Bureau of Economic and *sion by the Federal Reserve
Business Research. "At that to guarantee low interest rates
time, confidence was on its until at least 2015 may prove to
way down as the housing crisis be"a two-edged sword" for the
was getting under way. This economy, McCarty said.
month's index comes at a time "While this action will stimu-
when the economy is still in late consumption, particularly
recovery." in the housing market, it will
The September survey also make it difficult for people
showed increases in all five who are approaching retire-
components that researchers ment and typically put assets
use to assess the collective ed- into interest-bearing accounts,
nomic opinion of Floridians.. which are considered safer
Despite this uptick in opti- than investments, such as the
mism, several economic con- : stock market. Seniors may
editions serve as a drag to have to change their invest-
Florida's recovery. For one ', ment strategies to keep up
thing, job losses in construc- with inflation next year."
tion and government helped October should prove an
keep thestate's unemployment, interesting month for con-
rate in August unchanged summer confidence.
from the previous month at 8.8 "T~e presidential debate on
percent. Normal unemploy-. Oct. 3 will focus ori domestic
ment levels range from 5.5 to policy and.will almost certain-
6 percent. ly include a direct question
"August also saw a decline about the 'fiscal cliff' in
of 10,000 people in the labor January. Those Floridians who
force," said McCarty., Many are still not aware of the poten-
of these individuals are dis- tial effects of the looming cuts
courage workers who have and tax increases will certain-
abandoned their search for, ly know about them after the
employment. This parallels a debate." ,
national trend. Political ideology, which
Meanwhile, gas prices already plays a significant role
remain high, and McCarty ri consumer confidence, could
expects them to rise over the also become even more cru-
long term. Demand will pick cial as the presidential cam-
up as the recovery takes hold,. paign heats up. Research
especially from China and shows stark differences
other Asian countries, between Obama and Romney
"Although inflation is cur- supporters.
rently under control," he said, "Obama supporters have
"consumers should expect much higher confidence than
increases in prices next year, Romney supporters," he said.
as the effects of the drought "Whether Floridians react neg:
hitting much of the U.S. make atively or positively remains
their way into food prices." to be seen, but it will largely
However, there is good eco- determine consumer confi-
nomic news for Florida. dence as we get close to the
The median price for a sin- holiday shopping, season."
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FRIDAY, SIT:r''lMi'3IR 28,2012 NEWS News-Leader
Breathless in Fernandina
I began munching Zicam
when the sniffles started.
A week later, I visited
my primary care physi-
cian, and Dr. Page confirmed
that.I 'had a garden-variety
I was back in his office six
days later. This time, he con-
firmed my suspicions that
the cold had morphed into
bronchitis. I left his office
filled with chemicals and
went directly to the 14th
Street Walmart to redeem
prescriptions for even more
S I enjoyed better living
through chemistry for sever-
al days, and my bronchitis
was well on its way out of
town. But it took a sudden U-
turn, so back to Dr. Page I
went. I don't think he recog-
nized me when I first went in.
I was not the well-groomed
matron he was used to; my
hair was almost clean, but.
not styled, and applying
make-up had been far
beyond my abilities that
The wheelchair ride from
his Lime Street office over to
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau was bliss. Soon
I was checked in to a room
on the second floor of the
Berkman Building (thank
you, Betty and David) with a
wonderful view of the
Council on Aging.
(By'the way, I'd always
known, sort of, that the COA
is a busy place,-butwatching
its to-ings and fro-ings for
several days convinced me
that this organization is yet
another treasure that must
be nurtured and allowed to
thrive in our community.)
I don't remember much
about that first day in the
hospital except the initial
busyness of changing into
the sexy hospital gown and
trying to be gracious while
the nurse inserted the IV
port Ick. Oh, and figuring
out how to make it to the
bathroom with my
newly attached tether.
I'd checked in during
lunch, so Dietary sent me a
late entr6e, which I scared
down like a starving dog. It
was a very credible version
of a crab cake dinner, even if
my palette has been spoiled
by frequent visits to frieods'- .
on the Eastern Shore of
Maryland. Lunch and a nap,'
just what the doctor ordered,
to my ail-
MYr ment and
_.,__ my respons-
es to the
Cara Curtin course of
Dr. Page had devised for me.
It was easy to tell that the
staff enjoyed what they were
Doing and that they enjoyed
doing it at our local hospital.
They were eager to talk
about their jobs, kids, dogs,
kitties and significant others
- usually in that order. But
they were also happy to
explain what they were
doing and what it would
do to me. I felt'safe and well
SIt didn't take me long to
figure out that the volunteer
program at our hospital is a
highly successful one. What
'a wonderful supplement to
the paid staff These men
and women were in and out
of my room several times a
day, making sure I had plen-
ty of ice water, could reach
what I'wanted to reach, and
was as happy as I could be
'lying in a hospital bed.
The one constant element
in my confinement was the
obscene amount of television
I watched. I discovered pro-
grams I didn't know existed
and watched shows I would
have rejected under normal
Circumstances. The only
downside to all of that
schlock TV was the after-
noon my blood pressure
spiked. I had been watching
an episode of "Bar Rescue"
that featured a'particularly
aggravating owner who was
Determined to sabotage his
struggling establishment. I
switched the channel and my
readings improved dramati-
You have to know by now
that I am a foodie, so you
shouldn't be surprised when
You shouldn't be surprised when I tellyou
that my favorite departmentat the hospital
was Dietary. The highlight ofmy stay, other
than getting well, of course, was the meals.
I tell you that my favorite
department at the hospital
was Dietary, The highlight of
my stay, other than getting
well, of course, was the
meals Dietary brought to my
room on a regular basis. I
pigged out at breakfast on
eggs and grits and celebrat-
ed my last morning with pan-
cakes! My Sunday night
omelet was made with fresh
mushrooms, I could cut
Monday night's roast beef
with my plastic knife. And
two of my dinners featured
for-real, oven-baked potatoes.
One was a sweet potato, and.
I finally gave up my manners
and scooped the buttery
goodness out with a spoon,
like pudding. Dessert at. Casa
Curtin is usually a small cup
of low calorie ice cream' But
at Baptist Nassau, I had red
velvet cake, chocolate cake,
and I don't remember the
last time I had a piece of
cherry pie. Yum-a-dum! And
how they managed to keep
everything deliciously hot
will always remain a mystery
to me. I do hope my effusive
compliments made their way
back to the chef.
I'm happy to report that
Ir. Page and the hospital
have been successful in ban-
ishing the bronchitis and I
am once again beginning to '
run and play with all of the
other boys and girls in
I sure do miss those hos-
pital breakfasts, though.
Come visit with Cara at
the Local Authors Market
Place from 10 a.m. to4 p.m.
Saturday on the St. Peter's
Episcopal Church campus.
Admission is free, but you
will have to pay for lunch by
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St. Johns water board
adopts final budget
PAIATKA -'['he St. Johns ned major projects and initia-
River Water Management tives. "
DI)iI k i's Governing BIard gave The approved budget is 6
final approval to a balanced percent less than the current
budget that holds the line on fiscal'year 201112 budget. Ad
property taxes while funding valorem (property tax) revenue
priority water quality protection also is reduced by about 6 per-
;,ctiviilii and projects to 'cent.
enhance water supplies. 'Under a 0.3313 millage rate
,At a public meeting Tuesday, -33.13 cents for every $1,000 of
the board approved a 0.3313 assessed property value the
millage rate that will generate owner of a $200,000 house with
$80 million in revenue toward a a $50,000 homestead exemption
$120.7 million budget for the will pay $49.70 per year in prop-
fiscal year'that begins Oct. 1. erty taxes to the District.
The budget also will be funded This budget allocates'dis-
with prior years' state appropri- trict resources in a manner that
nations, fund balance, timber will achieve our core mission
sales, cattle leases, interest earn- responsibilities and reflects the
ings and permit fees. District's continued commit-
In July, the board approved ment to developing water sup-
a revised budgeting method plies and improving water qual-
that provides funding to sup- ity in our rivers, lakes and
port only the expenditures springs," said Governing Board
anticipated during the fiscal Chairman Lad Daniels of
year. The final budget applies Jacksonville.
$17.6 million in fund balances to Gov, Rick Scott approved the
continue or complete plan- budget on Sept. 18.
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2007 Jeep Compass...low payment
2007 Dodge Charger...save $
$7,750 2010 Dodge Avenger SXT
$9,995 2008 Hyundai Sonata...loaded
$9,995 2007 Mini Cooper...very clean
$9,995 2011 Hyundai Elantra...great MPG
$8,995 2001 Chevy Corvette...iow low mies
$9,995 2010 Dodge Charger SXT
$9,995 2010 Chrysler Sebring...lmitned...nice
;11,500 2012 Dodge Charger SE...iike new
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 ST
2006 DodgeRam 1500 ST
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT..4x4
2007 Chevy Sllverado...4x4perfect
2006 Dodge Dakota...only 26,000 miles
2006 Dodge Ram 150...Quad Cab 4x4 ...price is right
2008 Dodge Ram 1500.;.4x4
2011 Ram Dakota..Etended Cab,
2010 Dodge Ram 1500...iow miles
2011 Chevy Colorado...iike new...nice
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2004 Ford Escape XLT
2007 Jeep Compass Sport
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee...4x4...tike new
2006 Hummer H3...great suv
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee...leather, oVD, one oWner
2010 Jeep Liberty...4x4...beach fun
2008 Jeep Liberty...nice suv
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan...won't last at this price
2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited
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FRIDAY, Si I i ~li I 28,2012 OPINION News-Leader
Musings, opinions, observa-
tions, questions, and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
It doesn't matter if you've
lived here for 60 years or
been visiting for just 60 min-
utes, I promise you'll be
entertained and learn some-
thing you didn't know about
Fernandina Beach and the
island.by taking.a ride with
driver and tour guide Michael
Pappas of Amelia Island
Trolleys, whose nonstop chat-
ter provides a monologue of-
fui and interesting facts
including a story that the can-
non at the Atlantic Street
entrance to Fort Clinch has
been plugged ever sifice a
local lad got his head stuck in
the muzzle and only after
cooking oil was poured
around the boy's noggin was
he popped free.
Other Pappas' anecdotes
include the fact that the
Fairbanks House not only had
the island's first elevator but.
the first telephone (so, who
do you call if you have the
only phone?) and that 85 per-
cent of all the sports netting,
backstops, goals, etc., you see
at professional and amateur
sporting events worldwide,
including baseball, football,
on't city finish sidewalk to nowhere?
the old pogy
of Old Town,
but more on
all of this at
a later date.
To book a
seat call 753-,
4486 or go
Here's a cocktail party
game that could prove inter-
esting. Since we live in an
area populated by so many
people from other areas of the
country, the next time your
neighbors invite you to a
backyard barbecue, try to
guess which ones are in the
Witness Protection Program
Whoal Last week I had an
item in this space that said,
"Wannabuy a restaurant?" 4
should have said, "Wanna b,uy
a building containing a suc-
cessful restaurant as a ten-
ant?" The popular 29 South
Next time your neighbors invite you to
a backyard barbecue, try toguess
which ones are in the Witness Protection
,Program and why.
restaurant on South Third
Street downtown is NOT for
sale, the building is, accord-
ing to executive chef and
owner Scott Schwartz, who
says he's got a long-term
lease and isn't going any-
where. Formerly executive
chef at Atlanta's exclusive
Buckhead Club, Schwartz
was understandably miffed at
me, so if you're planning on
eating out anytime soon,
check out 29 South and put it
on my tab -just kidding, I'm
not paying. In fact, Chef
Scotty is so successful that
he's planning on a new ven-
ture in Jacksonville in the not
too distant future. Oh, the
South Third Street building is
listed at.$850,000 on
Loopnet.com, and if you buy
it you might score a seat by a
window next time you visit.
People drag a lot of bizarre
items into the Palace Saloon,
asking the barkeeps the two
two-bit beer pouring Rob's
and Johnny to display them,
Store them or list them for
sale, etc., but last Sunday was
the first time anyone rolled a
cannon inside, an item that
the establishment thought
appropriate to the motif. This
non-operable weapon's barrel
was tast from a mold taken
from a cannon recovered in
1987 from the wreck of HMS
Mermaid, one of the British
warships that sailed the
Caribbean on pirate patrol
from 1753 until abandoned as
a wreck in 1760. Gary Cowan,
the cannon's creator, might
also want to talk to the
Florida House's Ernie
Saltmarsh about a Mermaid
canon for his establish-
ment's Third Street Mermaid
The Front Street Salty
Pelican employed about 35
staff when it first opened
some two months ago '
but due to its spectacular pop-
ularity that number has dou-
bled to 70, so why can't the
city get its act together and
work with the Pelican owner-
ship to finish the sidewalk
from it over to Centre Street,
or is there something going
on here:Idon't understand?
Hey, City Hallfolks, these 70
employees spend money in
town and pay taxes, and the
customers flocking to the
Pelican patronize other down-
town establishments, so the
sidewalk appears to be in.
everybody's best interests. If
I'm missing something here
would somebody at City Hall,
a city commissioner or the
city manager please tell me
what it is?
The Pelican also announ,
ced that Brian McCarthy,
of the island's talented
McCarthy restaurateur, boat-
ing and musical clan of for-
mer restaurant Down Under
fame, has joined the Pelican
team, moving there from
North Third Street's Timoti's,
a terrific catch for Pelican
owners TJ. Pelletier and Al
You know something is
wrong when a sign unexpect- ,
edly appears on the locked
front door of a business say-
ing, "Closed for renovations
and vacation," and that's what
happened last week to Patty
Cakes Bakery & Coffee
Cupcake Shop downtown on
North Fourth Street It seems
the popular oafe was closed
due to a family emergency
and is currently on the mar-
ket as a complete turnkey
operation for $45,000 not
the building, just the busi-
ness. Good luck to Tom Verri
and family as they were ajun
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Where did all these entitle-
,ments come from? Nowhere
in the Constitution does it say
that Americans are "entitled"
to anything except "freedom."
The preamble to the ,
Constitution contains a
phrase that says "... promote
the general welfare" which
means encourage folks to do
things on their own, not send
them other folks' tax dollars.
And in the Declaration of
Independence it states that "...
all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by
their Creator with certain
unalienable Rights, that
among these are Life, Liberty
and the pursuit of Happiness,"
not a house, health insurance,
groceries, abortions, contra-
Sceptives, transportation, beer
or barbecue. Nope, "Life,
Liberty and the pursuit of
Happiness" are the only
things we are entitled to, yet
we constantly read about the
"government safety net" and
whiners claiming that it isn't
large enough. Heck, the real
problem is that too many
deadbeats are pursuing their.
happiness by using this fabri-
cated "safety net" as a ham-
mock while demanding that
others fetch 'em a brew and a,
burger and demanding they.
pick up the tab too.
Want a job at the
RockTenn facility.on the
north end of the island but
you're not sure what they do
there? Apparently that doesn't
matter. In an interview with
the Atlanta Journal-
Constitution last month
RockTenn CEO Jim Rubright,
a practicing lawyer before
joining the firm, said "knowl-
edge of the business isirrele-
vant. didn't know anything
about our business when I
joined RockTenn. You can
learn a busincss.il want some-
one who's going to kno)'k
themselves out to be success-
fuL" So even if your resume
lists your past occupations as
shepherd, Druid, Viking or
Visigoth and you were good
at any of them, you have a
shot. By the way, the compa-
ny makes paper-based pack-
aging products, you know,
stuff to wrap things up.
Instead of the proposed
statue in front of the old rail-
road station of David Yulee,
who was a Confederate sym-_
pathizer, convicted of treason
and then imprisoned follow-
ing the Civil War, why not a
statue to Derrick Henry, the
humble Yulee High School
running back who broke pro
football hall of famer Emmett
Smith's state record for single
game yards rushed last week
with 502, giving all the credit
Sto his coaches and teammates
following the game, and who
is on the way shattering all of
the state's high school rush-
When Phil Maphey, one-
half of the island's musical
duo The Macys, started dat-
ing Kathy, the other half of
the duo and now Mrs, '
Maphey, in Watertown, N.Y.,
seven years ago, he had no
idea she had any musical tal-
ent much less as a singer. To
his surprise he was
impressed when he heard her
pinging along with a song on
the car radio with perfect bar-
mony and a voice that had
people stopping to listen and
the proverbial light bulb went
on over his head. The talent-
ed duo moved to Amelia
Island about five years ago
and can be seen and heard
regularly at Sandy Bottoms
on Wednesday evenings and
Sliders on Friday and
Saturday evenings as well as
various other venues with
Phil playing acoustic and elec-
tric bass and singing some
duets and the striking blonde
lead singer, Kathy, lighting up
the stage with her voice,
dance moves and extraordi-:
nary presence. They are also
available for private and cor-
porate events. Check them
out at www.macyslive.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTMl'MI3iR 28,2012 OPINION News-Leader
FIORID A'S )DEST WllEEKI.Y Nl:W\JPAI'P;R
ES'I'ABLISHU D IN 1854
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RAIN Humane Society would like to thank
Stein Mart and all of its customers who so gen-
erously supported our food drive. Because of
your donations the animals at the RAIN shel-
ter will eat well for quite awhile. The.dogs
and cats are truly grateftil.
RAIN Humane Society
board of directors
On behalf of the FBHS girls' volleyball
team, booster club and FBHS, we would like
to thank the community and all those that
contributed to the annual "Dig Pink" volleyball
game to support breast cancer awareness.
vg Cancer the Boot'
Amelia Island's first Cattle Barons Ball was
held at Walker's Landing on March 23. It was
a great success, bringing in $45,339. The west-
ern h eGdled an 'v,'ninL of great music'
ancdhrinkhne food,M wrid and spirits and an
amazing spread of donated auction items. The
most important fundraising event of the
evening was for R.O.C.K. (Reaching out to
Cancer Kids). R.O.C.K. donors raised $16,000,
sending two buses full of excited kids to
R.O.C.K. Camp this month.
This first-time event could not have taken
place without the support of our sponsors:
First Coast Oncology, 21st Century Oncology
,of Jacksonville, Amelia Dental Group, First
Federal Bank of Florida, Baptist Health,
Nassau County Medical Society and the
Bosland Family Foundation. On behalf of the
committee, we thank you for your support.
It took many people with good ideas, ded-
ication and determination to organize the Cattle
BaronsBall. Our special thanks goes to our
committee members: Dickie Anderson, Alma
and Tom Caloia, Anne Coonrod, Julia Johnson,
Marsha Joyner, Fran Shea, Llona and Carl
Meaux, Karen Perdue, Tapha Sears, Marcy
Stringer and Katie Robinson.
Everyone enjoyed a great barbecue, which
included flavorful sauces and side dishes such
as Texas Caviar. A big thank you to our celebri-
ty chefs for donating their time and culinary tal-
ents to serve up an incredible dinner. Thanks
Chef Brian Grimley of Lulu's, Chef Scotty
Schwartz of 29 South, Chef Adam Sears of
Merge. We also thank Richard Bolton of Happy
Tomato for helping get that barbecue smoked
to perfection! We appreciate you.
Our thanks also include our emcees, Mike
and Tera Barz from CBS47 and Fox30, Aaron
Bean our awesome auctioneer, The Bocats
for providing great music, Pam Bell for pho-
tography and The Cowgirl Up Line dancers
from Bean Studio.
Thank you to all of our supporters for their
contributions: Amelia Island Community
Theatre, Island Flowerst-Nlassau Humane
Society, Best Buy, Dog StarTavern, Fast Signs,
Harris Teeter, Kirby Rentals. Monhlgo Bay
Coffee, Premier Btcr e.. ,Puhblix. Red
Otter/Miss Twitty. Soilti'd,' Staple. and
'As we look forward to next year's Cattle
Barons Ball of Amelia Island, we thank you for
your generosity and commitment to the mis-
sion of the American Cancer Socidty. We hope
we cad C9unt on your support again in 2013.
Beclr and Bob Joyce
2012 Cattle Barons Ball
of Amelia Island
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SVIEWPOINT/JLssL DUKE/FERNANDINA BEACH
Where have all the adults gone?
A bout 22 years ago, a friend asked me
if I would give his 16-year-old grand-
son a part-time job helping me do
some painting and repairs on his
home. In (he progress of working alongside
this young man I noticed that he seemed to
have no clue about work or manners or any-
thing else in life.
I asked him what he planned on doing with
his life, and what sort of job and career inter-
ested him. He said, "I shouldn't have to work
because I didn't ask to be born. It's my par-
ent's responsibility to take care of me." He was
serious. I don't know what ever happened to
that kid. He's now about 38 years old. He
either grew up or went on to become proud
member of the "Occupy" movement.
The political events of the last few years
have shone a bright light into the dark places
of our culture to reveal millions of these now
adult children: A young woman law student
unashamedly demands on national television
that other people pay for her contraceptives so
she can continue her irresponsible lifestyle
without consequences. The highest paid'
teachers in the country (average $76,000 a
year) go on strike in Chicago, even though 40
percent of their students nevet graduate from
high school. These are Just two exarhples of
the childish entitlement'mentalitythat'hat
brought us to the edge of the financial cliff.
They are merely the beginning of our Grecian
moment in history.
Benjamin Franklin said, "When the'people
find that they can vote themselves money, that
will herald the end of the republic." It is one
thing to meet the legitimate needs of the truly
poor and elderly, but it is quite'foolish'to allow
our representatives to buy votes through'
"redistribution." What used to be widely'
understood as personal responsibilities, health
care, education, food, transportation, housing,
consequences of sexual activity, etc., have
become "rights" that require the labor of oth-
er's to secure. We have become a nation of
spoiled, whiny children who demand that the
parental government take care of us, not
understanding or caring that the government
must take from our neighbors to meet our
But we have gone far beyond taking from
our fellow citizens. We are taking from taxpay-
ers who have not even been born yet. Only
four short years ago I wrote a book in which I
warned that the national debt, which was then
a whopping $9 trillion, would bring our nation
to its knees. It is now $16 trillion, and we are
ranked 10th in the world on a scale of econom-
This will only get worse as we continue to
borrow money to support "programs" that are
designed to grow without restraint into the
future. We are no longer asking government
to take from our neighbors to meet our every
need. We have reached into the future to take
from their great-great-grept-grandchildren.
Throughout the Bible we are admonished to
leave an inheritance to future generations.
This means leaving the country better off that
it was when we came into it. Proverbs 13:22
says, "A good man leaves an inheritance to his
children's children ..." What sort of people are
we when we leave nothing but debt as far as
the eye can see?
Just this month our government
announced "quantitative easing three," by
which they intend to print money indefinitely
to buy our own debt. That's like taking out a
new credit card and making it out to pay off
the credit card that you've already maxed out,
over and over again. In this way, your federal
government is loading future generations of
Americans with not only out-of-control debt,
but with an inflation rate that will render them
little more than slaves. Because of this, the
United States is now ranked last on a list of
192 countries in economic strength. China is
ranked first, and all other countries are in
Slavery is defined as not having control
over the fruits of one's own labor. The fruits of
your labor are being stolen from you and your
posterity by an out-of-control government. You
just don't see it because the bill comes due
next year, and the next, and the next ....
There is a solution to this problem.
Americans are able to overcome any adversity.
Unfortunately we always wait until the last
possible minute to rally ourselves. But there is
a point at which we cannot dig ourselves out.
This upcoming election will indicate whether
we have the will to survive as a free nation or
not. I guarantee you that private business own-
ers have been waiting to see if a new president
and Congress will take control of spending
and rein it in. Only then will they take the risk
to invest in growth, creating the jobs we need.
Only then can we begin to reverse our slide
into the financial and psychological abyss.
Where have all the adults gone? The next
several presidents and Congresses will inherit
this mess. Let's hope that they don't spend
their time blaming their predecessors. Let us
hope and pray that we elect adults who will be
able to say "no" to the children of today so that
future generations will once again be free.
Jesse Duke is the author of "Spread This
Wealth (And Pass This Ammunition!) Why We
Must, and How We Can Save America.From its
Own Misguided Government."
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Katie Caples Cross
I never knew Katie Caples, but
her spirit soared on Sept 8 at the
Katie Caples Cross Country
Invitational race at Bishop Kenny
High School. Students from 50
schools competed, and in each face
I saw determination, joy and graie.
The competitors from all different
backgrounds supported each other
and cheered on every runner from
the breathtakingly fast winners to
the struggling ones at the back -
every athlete was encouraged and
each finish was celebrated.
This was our older daughter's
fourth and final Katie Caples
Invitational, and the first one for our
oldest son. As I watched the racing
and enjoyed the warm summer
bre::z- from the water. I felt Katie
Caples1' galcy to us. all. N.o only
her family's commitment to the
cause of organ donation, but also
her own gift of celebrating the
achievements and determination of
We hear so often when teenagers
make mistakes. Katie Caples
reminds us that in their joyful and
competitive spirits, in their pushing
Sfor a personal best even with no
chance of placing, and in their cheer-
ing for those who struggle to the
finish line, teenagers also show
Joanmarle I. Davoli
JOHN COLE/HE SCRANTON (PA) TIMES-IRIBUNE
and sick; many are you
healthy and would make wi
The best way to reduce t
her of stray and unwanted a
On Saturday, Oct 27, Mothers shelters is by "fixing" our
of America's Military Fallen are that they cannot reproduce
sponsoring a 5K and 10Kwalk/run are routine operations. Your
to honor our fallen soldiers. The be home the same day. Ifyo
News-Leader prominently featured afford the surgery, there
this wonderful organization on their cost and/or free spay/net
front page (Sept. 14), along with grams in our area; some mij
details of the run. I am writing to provide transportation of yo
strongly encourage you to partici: the surgery center.
pate in this event, whether you walk The following animal
or run, it doesn't matter. What is advocates and rescue group
important is to turn out in large be happy to help you obta
numbers to show your support and tance and can answer yom
gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice tions about the surgery:
that our men and women have First Coast No More H
made, and for their families. Many Pets- Jacksonville (904) 4:
of us lined Eighth Street last winter Cats Angels in Ferr
to show our support and pride and Beach, 321-2267
share the sorrow for the loss of Kclly RAIN (Rescuing An'
Mixon. Nassau), (904) 879-5861
This community is known "fr its Nassau Humane
willingness to come together arid Fernandina Beach, 321-164
support those issues that are.impol*- Please become part of t
tant to us. tion to this overwhelming p
My son, who is currently, in. Do your part to help stop p
Afghanistan, on his fifth deployment;'i population by spaying and n
lost four of his regimental buddies' your cats and dogs. Your p
last year. So, I am going to run to happier and healthier, anm
honor and remember them. It's the generations of unwanted 1
least I can do. I do hope you will kittens, dogs and cats will b(
come out in force to commemorate .the possibility of life and/or
all our fallen soldiers. ;a shelter.
"People sleep p,.ac:ably in their Jan,
beds at night only Ib,.iu;e rou'gli ':.' '" Fernandine
men stand ready to do violence on
their behalf." George Orwell.
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Spayand place (pun intended) at Egans
neuteryourpet Creek Greenway. The summer has
u iy :-e.beeh spent collecting data, locating
In response to the recent appeal items of interest to the renovation,
from the Jacksonville Animal Care and putting all of the above into a
and Control Services to the public to program that can be scheduled for
adopt or foster animals in their care the next six months to a year. The
due to over-capacity at (he stielter, I site of the program is about 60 acres
am a volunteer with the Na-tsai starting at Jasmine and wandering
Humane Society, a no-kill shelter in south. The site was determined by
Fernandina Beach. soil salinity and moisture, species
Not all shelters can be no-kill prese.it, current pioneer regrowth
due to overcrowding or lack offinan- and new plant compatibility.
cial resources. They do not want to The program has been distilled
put animals to sleep but the terrible to a three-phase operation:
reality is (hat there are not enough Phase One standing dead
homes for these animals. Not all the trees between 700 and 800 snags
animals put down in shelters are old (standing dead trees) were locat-
ed, checked for soundness, checked
for wildlife activity and entered into
a data base. The result was about
600 of the dead trees will be cut
down. The cutting will be done by
going to each tree previously iden-
tified and locating and felling the
tree with a chainsaw. To minimize
'site damage, the sawyer and his
locator will walk to each tree. The
only large equipment will be the
equipment used to cross the creeks.
The locator will confirm that the
tree is the correct one and the
sawyer will fell it on the ground and
confirm no dangerous conditions
are left. Stumps should be less than
1 foot high. Date to completion is
projected to be late November..
Phase Two after the felling
operation is completed, the next
step will be to address the invasives
that have been identified and locat-
ed. There are three types of inva-
sives that count for almost all of the
species present on the 60 acres.
They are Chinese tallow,
Chinaberry and Spanish rattlebox.
In the approximate 60-acre; site
there are about 2,800 sites identi-
fied. Like the felling operation in
Phase One, these will be treated
according to size, location, and den-
sity. In all cases, the operation will
be done during non-seed-produc-
Trees larger than 6 inches, about
300, will be felled in,place and stump
treated. Smaller plants will be
basal treated and left standing.
None of the invasives will be moved
before or after treatment to prevent
spreading. This part of the program
will continue to carry forward in
Longer-term control of invasives
will require reaching out into other
areas of the greenway to try to elim-
inate possible host plants that could
cause regeneration after previously
successful treatments. This will
become an ongoing program that
will have to be supported by both
the city and county far into the
future. Projecting completion of
this initial step in January.,
Phase Three after the com-
pletion of the invasive phase, the
replanting will begin. To minimize
the site damage from the planting
())opra;liiin, the size of the planting
stock will be reduced. Again this
will allow hand carry and plant at
predetermined locations on the site.
The locations have been selected
for soil type, moisture and salinity.
It is very labor intensive to mini-
mize damage to the site.
Completion is scheduled for about
April of 2013.
Comments: The FDOT has
selected engineering firms and will
select contractors based on knowl-
edge and past performance in sim-
ilar circumstances. The plan
appears to.be proper in site selec-
tion, species selection and opera-
tional considerations. The plan has
been reviewed by outside experts to
prevent incorrect steps being made
in the processes. The proof will be
in a couple of years. Note that the
surveys done earlier this year had
many positive comments on the
return of the red maples by natural
means. Of course these plans are
subject to modification as the work
The plan also calls for follow-up
checks on plantings and invasives to
be sure things are progressing as
desired. A full list of project
activities as well as species to be
planted is available at www.egan-
This letter is in response to the
News-Leader "Viewpoint" article of
Wednesday, Sept. 19.entitled "A
Letter to Thomas Paine".
Yes, Thomas Paine was truly
enlightened! If he were here today
he would still be sickened by slav-
ery, like the modern-day slavery
that is government dependency. He
would also still believe in limited
government and free market capi-
talism. Not the crony capitalism or
fascism of today but true free mar-
kets of willing sellers and willing
Mr. Paine would also recognize
that King George and tyranny is
back in a collective sense and
currently resides in Washington,
It only takes a little "Common
Sense" to see it!
David R. Mills; Jr.
FRIDAY, S I'il:MBl13 2M, 20(12/N jws-LLI:AI.l:
'Five zeydes' hike
For the News-Leader
Huff puff, huff puff, we
hiked up and down one
mountain after another -
when we weren't canoeing.
I'hli five zeydes (Burt, David, Eric,
Larry and me, ages 74-76) were at it
again, challenging nature for our
sixth annual age-defying adventure,
this time in New York's huge and
beautiful Adirondack region with
mountainous forests full of lakes,
streams, wild animals and endless
opportunities for outdoor recreation.
This-was our first adventure
accompanied by a guide, Burt's
friend Ken, a "46er"(see below) and
experienced and active Adirondack
many years of experi- With Only
ence in the wilds of Adiro
the Adirondacks and
elsewhere. Ken Mountains
helped us plan each feet h ,
day's daring test of
our youthfulness and hike/climb.
helped us avoid get- ore now 1
ting into trouble with
Day 1- -"
Arriving by car.
truck and airplane, we met and
lunched on corned beef sandwiches
and more at Ben and Bill's
Delicatessen, part of the Price
Chopper supermarket chain, cour-
tesy of co-owner Neil, Larry's college
roommate. Afterwards we were host-
ed by Burt's former Air Force boss,
Ron, and his wife, Helga. That night
we slept at a motel in Albany. A pleas-
urable day before our adventure
began the next day.
Day 2 We checked into the
Adirondack Loj ('Loj" is the way
John Dewey, father of the Dewey
Decimal System for libraries, spelled
"lodge") built in 1927 on Heart Lake
for hikers and other nature lovers.
Operated by the ADK, which devel-
ops and maintains trails in the wilder-
ness for hikers, the lodge serves
delicious home-cooked breakfasts
and dinners family-style at long
wooden tables. We declined buying
their bagged lunches, preferring to
hike on gorp and granola bars -
Sleeping accommodations varied.
The first two nights, four of us slept
in first-floor bunk beds and two of us
slept in a second-floor, 13-person
coed dormitory with a closet-sized
changing room. Those first two
nights, a group of well-behaved
teenagers, really, and their female
chaperons occupied the other 11
beds in the dorm. The second two
nights, the four in bunk beds joined
the other two of us in the upstairs
dormitory, and an older couple
replaced the teenage group. The
only men's room for all the guests
was on the second floor down the
hall from the dorm. Designed for
those used to roughing it, conven-
ience was not the priority.
After check-in, we set out on our
first hike, intended to be an easy
warm-up for more difficult hikes to
come. We grabbed our hiking poles,
granola and water containers and
started up Mt Jo, a supposedly easy
1 1/2-mile hike. Easy, hell. First of
all, the 1-1/2 miles was one-way.
Still, the distance was the easy
part. The trail was steep with endless
rocks of all sizes, unavoidable mud
patches, logs and exposed, loose
roots to catch a foot under, causing
one to trip. None of us did. We hiked
looking down and ahead, strategiz-
ing where to place each foot.
Maneuvering quickly through this
random array of rocks, mud, logs
and roots, we probably resembled
exotic dancers or drunks. At the top
of the mountain, we found other hik-
ers enjoying the view, including a
young mother and father, each carry-
ing a very young child on their back
with a not much older third child tag-
After this virgin hike, David
skipped the next. three and instead
went kayaking, fly fishing and
exploring the town of Lake Placid.
Day 3 Our longest hike, eight
to nine miles round-trip over large
rocks and plank bridges, took us first
to Marcy Dam, destroyed by
Hurricane Floyd. At the dam, Ken
pointed out the Colden Mountain
trap dike, a gash in the side of the
mountain, a challenging climb. We
snacked and drank, and never con-
sidered climbing the gash. We con-
tinued via Avalanche
*--- Pass to Avalanche
lake, surrounded by
y 45 more bare rock faces and
ndack mountain peaks..
Although hilly, this
over 4,000 hike wasn't relentless-
7h yet to ly steep like the prior
Some Of us That evening, we
/46th/-ers. skipped dinner at the
lodge and ate at the
Afterwards we found
an ice cream shop and, yes, ate ice
Day 4 We hiked to Rocky
Falls. True to its name there was a
falls, which wasn't much, but there
were plenty of rocks of all sizes in
the stream. Break time. I hopped to a
sizable slopping boulder mid-stream,
snacked and then laid on my back
looking up, listened to water tum-
' bling over and around rocks and
watched leaves at the tree tops dance
in the breeze and puffy clouds drift
by on a field of blue. My doul was
nurtured. Too soon we resumed the
Back at the lodge, Larry and I
refreshed from the sweaty hike with
a dip in cold Heart Lake. Later, we all
drove to Lake Placid, washed clothes
at a Laundromat, had ice cream,
wandered into some of the shops on
Main Street and dined at Mykonos
Day 5 46 mountains in the
Adirondacksire over 4.000 feet
lbove sca.level. It.iici,nridi-rild an,
accomplishment to climb all 46, and
a record is kept of those who do with
the designation of 46er" like Ken.
Cascade Mountain is one of the 46,
our challenge for this day. To those
used to hiking the Western U.S.,
4,000 feet may not sound like much
altitude, but Western trails tend to
have many switchbacks and, there-
fore, are not as steep, and have far
fewer boulders and other obstruc-
tions. Eastern mountain hikes are
much steeper and on rougher terrain
and therefore more demanding.
We started up Cascade at about
2,000 feet, so the climb was about
2,000 feet, in a distance of a little over
two miles, for an average grade of
about 15 percent The summit is a
large, bare, extra-steep rock forma-
tion, making the final ascent to the
top extra challenging. Eric reached
the top way ahead of the rest of us.
From the top, one can see great dis-
tances in all directions. We found
over 20 people at the top, the
youngest looked about 8 years old.
We were the oldest With only 45
more Adirondack Mountains over
4,000 feet high yet to hike/climb,
some of us are now 1/46th-ers.
That evening, we gathered at a
campfire beside the Adirondack Loj
and listened to Ken, also a story-
teller, relate a scary wilderness
adventure with a lesson to be
Day 6 We checked out of the
Adirondack Loj, rented two more
lake Lila, about 3- by 4-miles, allows only wilderness camping and
has no fisclites, houses, lodges or any commercial or private
dwellings on its shores.
canoes to go with the one Ken
brought and headed for I-Akd l.iki ,
reached via an almost six-mile dirt
road. From the parking lot, we
portaged the three canoes, four
tents, food and all our camping and
hiking gear down a 03-mile trail to a
little beach on the lake. Lake Lla is
greater than two square miles with a
maximum length of 2.6 miles. With
everything loaded, we launched our
,three-canoe armada in search of a
Most of the lake's 24 campsites
can be reached only by water, five on
the six islands in the lake. Ken sug-
gested a campsite with a beach. We
beached our canoes and carried our
stuff about 50 yards to a clearing
with a fire pit and space for the four
tents. Pine needles blanketed the
floor of the site and the surrounding
area. We set up our tents and fur-
nished them with unrolled sleeping
bags on unrolled mattresses. Dinner
was simple. We had bought sub
sandwiches, chips, vegetables and
beer, so we wouldn't have to cook
this first night. We brought some
water, and Ken brought a purifier for
lake water. We bathed and washed
clothes in the lake, too. And then
there was the toilet a thunder-box
about 25 yards from the campsite.
The box with a lid was essentially
an outhouse without walls. Sitting on
the thunder-box, one enjoyed a view
of the woods and fresh air with priva-
cy provided by the distance into the
woods from the campsite. In the
evening, we wore long-sleeve shirts
and epth1 enthnces toft 4 s
appedit< awkva sqalita s 3 oii put on bug spray. We collected wood,
and Ken built a campfire. As the
evening grew darker, a full moon
was seen rising to the east We
slipped into our sleeping bags.
Black bears are plentiful in the
Adirondacks but are vegetarians and
only dangerous to humans when
they feel they or their cubs are
threatened; however, black bears are
very desirous of campers' food.
Campers are warned to secure
food in bear-resistant containers.
That's "bear-resistant," not "bear-
proof," because apparently there are
a few Rhodes Scholar-class bears
who have been known to figure out
how to open the containers. Among
the bear safety rules: do not sleep
where you cooked and ate, and don't
harass the bears. Aw shucks! Our
food was mostly in coolers. We never
saw a bear, but we did see plenty of
Day 7 For breakfasts, general-
ly, Ken cooked oatmeal on his Peaks
stove, and there were English
muffins and coffee. We set out in the
canoes to explore pristine Lake Lila.
No powerboats allowed. Nothing
The campsites are widely scat-
tered and set back in the woods.
Evergreens surround the lake and
populate the islands. Near the end of
the lake, we came upon a beaver
lodge but couldn't tell if anyone was
home. Further on we beached our
,'canoes and hiked two miles up
Top left, from
Bright, a long-
notes that since
tures in 2007,
"Larry has pur-
chased a house
here and David
and his family
are renting a
house for two
months for the
with one of us."
Heart Lake, by
Loj where the
d W group stayed
for four nights.
chairs in the
Mount Frederica for a great view of
much of the lake and more. At the
toprBtrt's cellphone worked. Back
ii our canoes we diverted in and out
of the Beaver River, which drains
After returning to our campsite,
Larry and David went fishing from a
canoe and caught a bass they baked
in aluminum foil over the campfire.
We sat by the beach, ate cheese and
chips and drank beer. A loon and
coyotes were heard. Ken made
tortellini with vegetables for dinner.
Day 8 We launched our
canoes again and paddled to Flat.
Iron peninsula near the other end of
the lake. Canadian geese floated
near the shore. A bald eagle rode
thermals above the lake.
stJay 9 We packed up and pad-
hb&G&o tite bea(lne~Ar the park,:
ing lot. While portaging our stuff
back to the cars, heavy rain fell, the
first of our adventure. After return-
ing the rented canoes, we lunched at
the historic Adirondack Hotel, where
Ken awarded each of us an
Adirondack Mountain pin. After
lunch, we parted with Ken, whose
help had been essential, and then
proceeded back to Schenectady
where Burt's gracious, interesting
friends, Ron and Helga, lavished us
with steak dinner. Burt stayed with
them to catch a flight home the next
day, while the rest of us drove south
to a motel in Fishkill, N.Y., before
the final drive home the next day.
Our adventure was over.
Considering the sleep and bath-
room facilities, this adventure was
not for those who need a five-star, or
even a one-star, hotel. But for us zey-
des, the rewards of the camaraderie,
the physical challenge at our age and
the return to nature were more than
enough. Hiking the mountains, it
.was common to see families or one
parent with one child. They are
exceptional. There is a modern term
called "Nature-Deficit Disorder,"
which refers to the fact that people
are becoming less connected to
nature. Not us. Since we hiked
across the Grand Canyon in 2007, we
have hiked West Virginia (twice), the
Grand Tetons and Colorado. Now we
look forward to hiking the Absaroka
Mountains in western Wyoming next
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FI:DelAY, SI"ITI;M IP 28, 2012 News-Leader
Variety of beets well suited to grow here
. liwant to try planting
Q. *beets this year in my
fall garden. What varieties
does the University of
Florida recommend? KH
A: Beet is native to areas
jlof Europe, the Near
East and Africa adjacent to
the Mediterranean Sea.
Beets can be planted from
September until March in
Tall Top, Early Wonder,
Detroit Dark Red, Cylindra,
Red Ace, and Yellow Detroit
are all heirloom varieties rec-
ommended for our area. The
leaves are also edible and can
be added to soups, stews and
salads. Tall Top provides
large leaves for salad har-
vesting. Early Wonder is a
common variety used by
most gardeners as it pro-
duces a full-size beet early in
the season. Detroit Dark Red
produces a 3-inch dark red
beet about mid-season.
Cylindra is a beet shaped
similar to a carrot and grows
about 6 inches long with a
mild, sweet flavor that takes
about 56 days to mature. Red
Ace is an easy, reliable.beet
that takes about 53 days until
harvest and is probably the
best one to start in your gar-
den. Golden Detroit is very
sweet, does not bleed its
color when cooked and takes
about 60 days to mature.
half o one-
inch sleepp in
ithe soil and
th e roil
GAb EN will not ge r-
TAL t inmate prop-
plan to plant
Beckylordi rows, they
1.5 to 2 feet apart. Consistent
irrigation is important for
root crops to form properly -
beet not toomucht Be sure to
have soil pH tested prior
to planting your fall garden
as this will determine the
type of calcium to add to the
soil. The ideal pH range for
vegetable crops is 6.0 to 6.5 -
slightly acidic. However,
beets are not that picky about
the soil pH. It is recommend-
ed to add your calcium
source 30 days or more prior
to planting. The Callahan
office can run a pH test any
day of the week from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; the Yulee satellite
office is manned by a Master
Gardener volunteer on
Friday from 10 am. to 2
p.m. (except holidays).
QMy sister grows pea-
.cock gingers and they
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look so easy. What can you
tell me about them? SL
: I actually have several
different varieties in my
own yard and I love them.
Peacock gingers are classi-
fied under the genus
Kaempheria and are suited
for USDA Hardiness Zones 8-
They should be grown in
shady sites where they will
receive dappled light or full
shade. Peacock gingers only
grow about 6-8 inches high
so they work beautifully as
ground cover. They die back
in the winter but usually
return between April and
May and bloom from early
summer through the fall.
The small, one-inch flow-
ers range from pale pink to
deep lavender, but it is the
pattern on the leaves that
makes peacock gingers most
attractive. The leaves can be
anywhere from 3-6 inches
long and range from bronze
to deep green. They are not
particular about the soil type,
although I would suggest
planting them in soil that
contains a good organic mix
- similar to most other
Peacock gingers repro-
duce by rhizomes and can be
divided easily. They also
adapt well to container gar-
dening. We will have a few at
our plant sale this fall- Oct.
6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the
James S. Page,
governmentall Complex on
Nassau Place in Yulee
(behind the Merita Bread
I let an area of my
lawn empty for a few
weeks as I was planning to
re-sod. Now I have this weed
all over the place. What is it?
A Your weed is called car-
S.petweed or green car-
pctweed, Mollugo verticillata,
a common summer annual
with a small white flower.
The good news is this weed
can only reproduce by seed
so pulling it up before the
seed has a chance to form
and get into the ground is the
ideal ,hiluP;,ii for controlling
it. The red ised:t are very
tiny and spread easily by
wind qr(,iYtelr It generally is
only a probl.im when lawn
grass is getting established
as it does not compete well
with healthy lawns. It is
found throughout most of the
United States as well as
Canada and Mexico.
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
County Etension Directorfor
Nassau County and Nassau
County Hirticulture Agent
III, is a University offlorida
faculty v ember
one hotr --one pint The Blood Alliance
3 li es will hold a community
SBL O blood drive at Publix
TI a CE BOD in Fernandina Beach
trom 10 a.m.4 p.m.
'Wildin the Zoo'
at next Wild Nite
The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival 2013 is pleased to
announce that Tony Vecchio,
director of the Jacksonville Zoo
and Gardens, will be the fea-
tured speaker at the second
monthly Wild Nite nature
forum of the festival year on
Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the
Peck Center Auditorium in
Fernandina Beach. His topic
will be "Wild in the Zoo" and
the program is free and open
to the public.
Recognized for its outstand-
ing plant and animal exhibits,
the Jacksonville Zoo, and
Gardens is intensely concerned
with local wildlife and conser.
vation issues and participates
in numerous conservation ini-
, tiatives to help visitors appreci-
ate native wildlife. '"Wi'i in the
Zoo" traces the evolution
of the conservation mission in
zoos from nonexistence to
being the primary mission
AnthonyJ. Vecchio (Jony)
has been the executive direc-
tor of'the Jacksonville Zoo and
Gardens since July 2009. Under
his leadership, zoo attendance
has skyrocketed, with new
exhibits inviting new and pre-
vious visitors. Vecchio's zoo
career spans a 35-year period;
he has worked at the Pittsburgh
Zoo, the Riverbanks Zoo in
Columbia, S.C., Zoo Atlanta,
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.Tony Vecchio, executive
,director of the Jacksonville
,7Zp apd Gardens, will be
the guest speaker at the'
next Wild Nite, Oct. 9 at 7'
,p m .,,
Roger Williams Zoo in
,,.Providence, R.L, ,and the
Oregoph'Zoo in Portland.
SA recipient of numerous
awardss and a member of
numerous boards of directors,
,Ad'ctiio has a Master ,of
Science. Biology, from the
University of South Carolina
and a Bachelor of Sciencefrom
Petin State University.
For more on Wild Amelia
Visit www.wildamelia.com or the
organization's Facebook page.
On Sept. 29, County
ture Extension Agent Becky
Jordi will conduct a Plant
Clinic from 10 am. until 2
p.m. at the ACE Hardware on
Amelia Island. All county resi-
dents are invited to bring
plant samples showing prob-
lems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
and solutions offered for cor-
rection. There is no fee for
this service. For information
call (904) W& .f aer !
SGardeners are on phone duty'
Friday, at 491-7340.
On Oct. 1,Jordi will con-
duct a Plant Clinic from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Yulee
Extension Office (A1A and
Pages Dairy Road).
Mike Brown and Nic
Fincher of Batch 501 have
joined the Amelia Farmers
Market as new vendors and
will be at the market on Sept.
29 and the first and third
Saturday thereafter. Using a
secret family recipe, Batch
501 introduces its Original
Sauce, handcrafted in small
batches with a subtle sweet-
ness backed with a lasting
heat, to complement breakfast
dishes, grilled meats or
seafood. Batch 501 will also
feature two salts, including
jalapeno, and two rubs, includ-
ing its backyard rub. Their
Bloody Mary Mix gives just
the right amount of spice for
your drink start your week-
end with a Bloody Mary
spiced with Batch 501's mix or
a Mimosa from the Omni
kiosk while you stroll the mar-
ket for your groceries and
plants. Also at the market
Sept. 29 will be all the regular
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Amelia Farmers Market is
open every Saturday from 9
a.m.-j p.m. at the Shops of
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. No pets; please.
Call 491-4872 or visit
m. Visit www.ameliawine.comn
for information about the
Amelia Wine Festival Oct. 13.
Amelia Island Market
Place welcomes Jaxama
Orchids on Sept. 29. The
orchids are a complimentary
addition to Bloomers, fresh-
cut flowers, Seven Trees,
exotic succulents, and a vari-
ety of plants from Blooming
Great Harvest Bread
Company will offer fresh cof-
fee roasted in Yulee, TRays
will have seasonings and
organic salad dressings, and
the new 8th Street Diner will
offer tasty spreads. Other
familiar names returning to
the market include Boatright
Farms, Bacon's Select and!
Cabbage Creek Farms. J.I).
Beef will bring a larger selec-
tion of grass-fed beef and
pork, including grass- or
grain-finished. Its all-natural
Angus beef is free of hor-
mones, antibiotics, steroids
Organic soaps, granola and
fresh produce can be found
every Saturday from 9 am.-1
p.m. at the market located at
North Seventh and Centre
streets in downtown
Fernandina Beach. For infor-
mation, to become a vendor or
to sign up for the newsletter,
Mac iitPlacecejrkntialJS .
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On Oct. 3 at 10 am.,
Master Gardener Claudie ,
Speed will conduct a
Landscape Matters class on
cut flowers, at the James S.
Page Governmental Complex,
Conference Room A LeaIrn
how to select and grow flow-
ers for a year-round cutting
garden. 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
ters/landmatters.html, or call
(904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on office duty
Friday, at 491-7340.
The Nassau County
Master Gardeners Plant Sale
is Oct. 6 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Plants that have been propa-
gated by Master Gardeners'
will be on sale. Fall is the best
time to add to your landscape.
Rebecca Jordi will conduct a
Plant Clinic beginning at 10
a.m. Both events will be held
at the UF/IFAS Nassau
Garden on Nassau Place in
Yulee. For information, call
the, Extension office at (904)
879-1019. Master Gardeners
are on phone duty Fridays, at
The Timucuan Preserve
will host Harvest Day Oct 6
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., a special
event marking the end of the
harvest season at Kingsley
See demonstrations of
plantation activities, including
cooking, carpentry, black-
smithing and the harvest of
Sea Island cotton and indigo.
Help with tasks such as butter
churning, cotton ginning and
producing indigo dye.
'The highlight will be .ok-
ing demonstrations by relg-
nized culinary historian
This event is free and o rn
tI 'i he public. Call (904) 251,
3537 or visit
off Heckscher Drive/AlA
half a mile north of the St.
Johns River ferry landing,
Kingsley Plantation is open
daily, at no charge, from 9
a.m. and 5 p.m.
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Katie Mitchell of Fernandina Beach spent her freshman season on the University of Central Florida women's golf
team but has now transferred to the University of Florida, where she was offered a scholarship. Mitchell will sit
South this season since transfer rules require she redshirt. Mitchell is pictured, below left, with teammate Camila
Hedberg, SEC freshman of the year last year, and, below right, with UF national champ Steve Melnyk, who won
UFPs first-ever national title and went on to play several years on the PGA Tour.
Lifelong dream:Mitchell's a Gator
Katie Mitchell wasthe University of
Central Florida women's golf most valu-
able player after a solid season on the
S course her freshman year. She led the
team in low stroke average and led in
six of UCF's 11 events, including two
Mitchell, i 2011 graduate of
Fernandina Beach High School, had six
top 10 individual finishes, including
three,in the top three. She steered her
team to a second-place finish in the
Conference USA tournament by finish-
ing third individually, the highest finish
in UCF women's golf history.
For her efforts on the links, Mitchell
was named to the Conference USA all-
tournament team, was second team all-
conference and freshman pf the yF!ar for
Twice she was named Conference
USA female athlete of the week and she
was twice honored at the UCF Bright
House student-athlete of the week
At the conclusion of her first season,
Mitchell's coach, Courtney Trimble, left
her post at UCF to take over at
louisville. Mitchell contacted the
University of Florida and was offered a
scholarship, so she too has departed.
UCE She will be play on the Lady dator
golf team next season.
"So, she's now a Gator, her lifelong
dream," said father Mitch Mitchell.
"Unfortunately, due to transfer rules,
she'll redshirt this season."
Fernandina Beach Middle
School traveled to Callahan
tuesday night and was able
to secure a 14-0 victory over
'their county rival.
"Callahan has their usual
tough, disciplined team and
we had to work hard to get
(the win," said Cam Harrison,
head football coach at FBMS.
After a scoreless first quar-.
ter, the Pirates mounted their
first scoring drive of the '
evening, capped off by a 28-
yaid touchdown pass frpol
Garrett Howard to Brylen ',
Ericksen. After Howard rain 'n
the two-point conversion, the
Pirates led 8-0.
FBMS found the end zone
again after the defense forced :
a Rambler punt, which was
returned byTy Herring 72
yards to extend the lead to 14-
'The Pirates would take
that lead into halftime and
were able to keep the .
Ramblers out of the end zone
in the second half to preserve
the shutout victory.
"Callahan really did 'a good
job of ball control in the sec-
ond half," Harrison said. "It
seemed like they had the ball
the entire half and while
Callahan managed to pick up
a few first downs our defense
did a great job of keeping
them off the scoreboWd,.
"We are happy to have this
first countyvictory and look'
forward to coming home this
week to face DuvaL"
FBMS hosts Duval Middle
School Tuesday night at 6
p.m. at Pirate Field.
Robert McKinney rushed
eight times for 43 yards to
lead FBMS. Christian Oliver
ran three times for 15 yards
and Howard rushed twice for
31 yards. Howard was one-for-
bne for 28 yards with aTD.,
Ericisen had the catch.
SCarls Parker led the
Pirate defense with 15 tack-
les. Marshall Thompson had
five tackles and a quarterback
sack and forced afimible.
Robert Peters and Spencer
Cutajar had five tackles
apiece; Howard had two tack-
les and an interception.
Tuesday is Communities
InrSchools night at the FBMS
football game. Proceeds from
the gate and concession will
benefit Communities In
Schools', a nonprofit organiza-
tion dedicated to giving chil-
dren the support they need to
succeed in school and
achieve in life. The public is
welcome and students from
*any school wearing a
Communities In SchoolsT-
shirt will get in free.
Toys forTots golf tourney set
for Oct. 20 at Amelia National
The Marine Corps League
11th annual Community Sup-
port and Toys for Tpts Handi-
cap Scramble will take place
Oct 20 at Amelia National
Golf Course with a 1 p.m.
shotgun start. To schedule a
fursome, call Alan Elkfter on
at 753-7631 or Cal'Atwood at
The Sutton Place's sec-
ond annual golf tournament
will be Nov. 5 at the Amelia
National Golf Club. All pro-
ceeds benefit Sutton Place
Behavioral Health Children's
The College Gridiron
Golf Classic, benefitting the
Fernandina Beach High
School Foundation, will be
held Oct. 5 at Omni Amelia
Island Plantation. Pregame
registration is at 11 a.m., kick-
off on Ocean Links is at noon
and the tailgate party is
scheduled from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Format is eightsomes of.
rival teams. Registration is
$150 per person and includes
golf, boxed lunch and tailgate
Party. Tailgate party is $35
per person for non-golfers.
Sponsorships are available.
For information on the event,
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Northeast Florida will host
the 17th annual Reggie Hunt
Memorial Golf Classic Nov. 2
at Amelia River Golf Club in
Amelia Island. The event is
held annually in Nassau
County in memory of William
Reginald Hunt, Jr., a former,
Fernandina Beach High
School student athlete and
six-year participant in the Big
Brothers Big Sisters of
Northeast Florida in Nassau
.The tournament format
will be a traditional captain's
choice with a 12:30 p.m. shot-
gun start. Registration begins
at 11 a.m. with lunch and.din-
ner served to participants.
Following the tournament,
an evening reception will be
held onsite with'prizes being
awarded for low gross and-
low net scores. Prizes will
also be given to the top three
teams who raise the most
money for BBBSNEFL and;
carry the lowest net score.
The tournament will also fea-
ture longest dyive, closest-to-
the-pin and hole-in-one con-
The Nassau County She-
riff's Office is the presenting
sponsor and Rick Keffer
Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep is hole-
Contact Rainey Crawford
at 261-9500 or rcrawford@
Alliance takes game on
SIn late July of this year, the Amelia Alliance left Brazil with two wins, a
Island Youth Soccer U14 Alliance a tie and no losses.
team made up of boys from Georgia The boys also visited a museum,
and Florida and their coach Pete explored the city, ate at a steakhouse,
Kovalic and chaperones had the life- went to the beach and spent the day at
changing opportunity to travel to an international school, where they
Recife, Brazil. helped the school prepare for their
While in Recife, the boys had their first day. They cleaned classrooms,
hearts set on playing lots of soccer swept porches, tended gardens and, 'I
and showing the Brazilians theic style of course, found a little more time for '
of play, soccer with the students.
After the 14-day experience, what Alliance and their'chaperones
their hearts were overflowing with stayed in a home in a gated neighbor-
was great soccer, unselfish acts of hood. The boys' free time was spent
kindness and new friendships that will playing soccer, swimming in the Alliance players
last a lifetime. neighborhood pool and exploring the PJ. Dolson, Josl
SThe two-week adventure was filled grounds. One of the neighborhood row, Coach Pethe
with training sessions with Coach residents gathered the boys and Evans, IHenry Ar
Flavio, a retired professional goal explained how amazed he was at their
keeper who now dedicates his time respect and consideration for "his
and efforts to training young boys and neighborhood" and said it was a pleas-
girls who hope to be professional soc- urp to see then there.
cer players one day. Many of these In addition, sharing time and life-
children would be on the streets if it changing experiences, the boys took
weren't for their coach, much-needed supplies to Brazil to
Although there was a language share with less fortunate people. AIYS
barrier, the interaction between these and its Pass'Back Program sent two
two groups of exceptional young peo- large boxes of soccer jerseys that .
pie moved many to tears. were also given to the children during
In addition to training with Flavio training sessions and after games.
and Kovalic, the boys were able to "Sharing this experience with my
play three competitive soccer games teammates was special," Bradford
against Nautico, Sport and Santa Willis said.
, Cruz, three major club teams from the "It was cool to come Irtrlllth.r as
capitol of Pernambuco. soccer players with the love of this
After each game,the boysgave game and not as Americans or
''away their jerseys to the opposing Brazilians, just players who love soc-
Steam, a soccer tradition, cer," Toplher McCranie said.
road, travels to Brazil
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with Brazilians, above..The team includes, below, front row from left, Tyler Callaway,
h Taylor, Bradford Willis, Topher McCranie, Zach Snyder, Brazil player Jon; back
SKovalick, Ben Snyder, Jarrod Preston, Philipp Tolxdorf, Connor Runyan, Jordan
rato, Sven McCaskill, Sam Ward and Brazil player Febrezio.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28,2012
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FlRDAY, Sl:l'l;:M31'R:l 28, 2012 SPORTS News-Leader
Ken Roland, head baseball coach at Fernandina Beach High School, left, caught up
with former players Michael Johns, center, and Fred Matricardi Sept. 5 at Tropicana
Field as the Tarnpa Bay Ra ys'took on the New York Yankees. Johns manages in the
Rays organization and spent time receietly on the Major League coaching staff. .
Matricardi is the head baseball cbach.at Baker County.
Former Pirates now
Several former Pirate base-
ball players are now passing.
on what they've learned to
their own players and
Fernandina Beach High .,.,
School baseball coach Ken
Roland couldn't be prouder .
Roland trekked to Tampa
Sept. 5 to watch the Tampa
Bay Rays take on the New,
York Yankees. Former Pirate
-Michael Johns was logging
time on the Major League
coaching staff for the Rays.
Johns, manager of the .
Class A affiliate Princeton
Rays, enjoyed temporary duty
in the.dugout of the Rays as
the Rays battled in the
American League pennant
"He has been the manager
of the Class A Princeton Rays
for the last two years and has
done an outstanding job,"
Roland said of Johns.
SA.1994 graduate of FBHS
and Pirate assistant coach
from 2000-3, Johns left FBHS
to take the head coaching job
at range Park High School.
Fred Matricardi took over
for Johns at Orange Park
when Johns left to take the
Matricardi, a 1996 FBHS
.graduate, took over as head
coach at Baker County in
Former Pirates also coach-
ing include Del Mathews at
Florida State College at
Jacksonville and Matt Heath
and the College of
The World Team Tennis fall kickoff was Sept 21. There are eight teams competing in
the co-ed league. After the first week of competition, the Barracudas and Team Omni
Amelia Island Plantation are tied for first place with 27 points. Team Mirschel is in
third place with 26 points, followed by City Outlaws with 24, North Hampton 22,
Slammers 19, Team Blancett/Stine 19 and Amelia National with 12. Play will contin-
ue weekly for the next five weeks at various sites throughout Fernandina Beach. WIT
participants Nancy Barnes, Diann Schindler and Darlene Morris, below, at the City
courts Sept. 21. Local restaurant owner Luca Misciasci, above, prepares for his
appearance in the Pro-Am OAIP Tennis Futures Event this week with city Director of
Tennis Vishnu Maharaj. Misciasci, owner of Ciao Bistro, provided a dinner for the the
tournament participants and other sponsors of the Women's Tennis Championships
after the Pro-AM event Monday. Fall tennis classes are in session through December
at the Central Park courts and the Yulee Sports Complex. Schedules are posted at the
Parks and Recreation Office and can also be obtained by mailing
Jones-Drew up for player of the week
Jaguars'running back 2N of 42 for 378 yards and two 233 yards on 33 carries and
Maurice Jones-Drew was* touchdowns in the Titans' 44- one touchdown in the Chiefs'
nominated for the FedEx 41 overtime victory against overtime win against Ihe Nev
Ground NFL Player of the the Detroit Lions; and Hou- Orleans Saints 27-24. HIis day
Week for his iuIlstanding per- ston Texans QB Matt Schaub included a franchise-long 91
formance against the Colts, threw for 290 yards, complet- -yard touchdown run in the
Jones-Drew had a breakout ing 17 of30 passes and four third quarter to ignite the
day, gaining 177 yards on 28 touchdowns as the Texans Chiefs' comeback victory.
carries and one touchdown as beat the Denver Broncos 31- Every Tuesday through
the Jaguars beat the 25, Friday at 3 .m. ET. fans mav
Indianapolis Colts 22-17.
Ravens, QB Joe Flacco coin.
pleted28 of 39 passes for 382
yard rand three touchdowns
as the Ravensdefeated the
.New England Patriots 31-30;
Teinessee Titans QB Jake
Licker finished his day giing
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(;C'iun'l nominees: New
York Giants RB Andre Brown
carried the football 20 times,
;'rilhinK fir l' 3 yards and
scoring twice in the Giants'
36-7 win over the Carolina
Panthers on Thursday -Night
,Football; Kansas City Chiefs
'RB Jamaal Charles rushed for
visi NL.com/FedE to cast
votes for their favorite players
nominated thatlweek. FedEx
and the NFL will announce
the winners every Fridayand
award a $2,000 donation in
each player's name to their
local area office of Junior
AMEUA ISLAND YOUTH Jacksonvlle Y8C 1 Goals: K, NoNell, Lesolne (2), AIYS U14 girls 5
SOCCER Goals: Bailey, Ronnie, Slater, J. Diaz (a), Alderson (2) Jekyll Island
Goals: Aralo (3), Parker,
Sep. 22 AIYS U16 girls 7 AIYS U14 boys 0 Dos
AIYS U6 boys 3 Arlington FC 2 Camdon County 7
heeadears t donations
The Fernandina Beach High School
cheerleaders will be collecting money for
breast cancer awareness at tonight's home
football game against Hilliard. Support the
cause by wearing pink and donating at the
Yuke Basketball Association
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 am. to noon at the Yulee Sports
Complex, 86142 Goodbread foad 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. Bring 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 informationand to
download our registration form visit
www.yuleebasketball.org or call (904) 701 .
Basket l camp
Yulee High School wil hold a youth pre-
season basketball camp for girs 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 dn appli-
cation and return it to YHS by today.
Proceeds benefit the YHS girls basketball
team. For information, contact Coach
Dominique Cook at 225-8641, 753-2946 or
Fernandina Beach Putt-Putt will host the
2012 Enterprise Rent-a-Car Florida State
Putt-Putt Championships today through Sept.
30. The event, which wilfbe part of the
Professional Putters of America's Southern
Putting Tour, will be open to the public and the
media. There will be three levels of play: pro-
fessional, amateur and novice.
All events on championship weekend are
open tothe public to watch or play.
STonight at 7:30 p.m. is the Enterprise
Rent-a-Car Florida Doubles Toumamerit L.
two rounds, best ball per two-perlox team,
$10 per person, sign up by7:15 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 Florda State Putting Championship -
four rounds, enroll by 8:30 a.m., $20 per
FeTnandina 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 Putt-Putt professionals, about 20 amateurs
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.
'Nassau Challenger Bowling League for
the physically and mentally challenged meets
the second Saturday each month from 3-5
p.m. at the Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee.
Call Melinda Willaford at 261-3136.
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
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.
Fees are $35 for the 5K or 10K and'$15
for the fun run. Race packets will be available
from 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at Current Running,
815 S. Eighth St. Race day registration
begins at 6 a.m. No registrations accepted
after 7:15 a.m.
The awards ceremony is at 10:30 a.m.
Water, fruit and granola bars will be available.
Awards go to the overall male and female
winners in the 5K and 10K as well as mas-
ters, grand masters and age divisions. Fun
run participants receive a kids'dog tag medal
commemorating "A Hero's Run" 2012.
The races startat the recreation center.
10K runners will enter Fort Clioch 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, e-mail juliebargeron@
Beach Run OctL
The fifth annual Communities In Schools
Back to School Beach Run is Oct. 13 at 1:30
p.m. The non-competitive 5K run or 2K walk
at Peters Point Park is a fun day for the entire
family with music, food and awards. Register
from noon to 1 p.m.
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, All public and private K-12
schools in the county are eligible to win.
Registration information is online at www.
amellaisland runners.com and forms are
er at St.
renly holds the
record for the
breaking a dio-
cese record in
his first season'
There are 28
schools ill the
and St. Michael
is one of the
available at all Nassau County schools. The
run is open to all children, teens and adults.
Adult entry is $20 and sponsors are also
needed at $20 each'to ensure all students i8
and under may participate for free of charge.
S 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
For information, visit www.CISNassau. org
or contact Theresa Duncan at 321-2000 :,
Femandina Beach High School is accept-
ing nominees for the 2012 Hall of Fame class.
Criteria is for alumni and former staff anr.
includes excellence in athletics, one's trade or
profession or as a memberof society in the
form of community service or leadership.
This year's class will be inducted at the
FBHS homecoming Oct. 12. More criteria and
applications are available online under the
alumni action of www.femandinahigh.com or
at the school. F'or information contact Rob
Hicks at email@example.com.
There are organized bicycle rides n
Femandirida Beach and around Amelialsland
Thursday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays
starting at 8:30 a.m.,,weather permitting. All
rides start from Main Beach. Park near the
miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. The
ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops
along the way and loops back to the starting
point at around 10 miles before continuing on
the remaining 20 miles of the route. Lunch
after the ride is optional.
Bicycle helmets and a bicycle in good
working condition are mandatory. Rides are
Cled Iy oipert in.opnjuction with the
5160 or visit www.amellaislandcycding cor or
Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., Wed-
nesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30
p.m. on the Central Park petanque courts at,
the comer of Atlantic Avenue and South 11th -
St Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both
horseshoes and bocce,.the Italian bowling
game. The public is always welcome to join.
Call 491-1190 fr information.
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
Acres. Social hour starts at 6 p.m., dinner at
6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.mr. Sailors,
powerboaters and interested parties are wel-
come. Contact Commodore Charlie Monroe
at charlie@ digitalvillager.net or 261-9263 or
WGaltoBow gane set
The 68th annual TaxSlayer.com Gator
Bowl will be played at Everbank Field in Jack-
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 Conferepce and
the third selection after the BCS from the. Big
Wn lkta End Azhei mere's
The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End
Alzheirrer's Will take place Nov. 17 at Central
Park in Fernandina Beach. Nearly 200 people .
from the Fernandina Beach/Nassad area are
expected at this year's event to raise aware-
ness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End
Alzheimer's participants will participate in a
three-mile walk and will leam more about
Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities,
clinical trial enrollment and support programs
and services of the Alzheimer's Association.
Each walker will also join in a meaningful trib-
ute ceremony to honor those affected by
Alzheimer's disease. Start or join a team at
alz.org/walk or by calling (904) 281-9077.
Baseball and softball umpires can join the
fastest growing umpires association in
Northeast Florida, the River City Umpires
Association. River City Umpires is currently
recruiting men and women interested in offici-
eating baseball and softball.
If you live or work in Baker, Bradford, Clay,
Duval, Putnam, St. Johns or Nassau County,
contact Terry Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or
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
To submit an item for this column, contact
Beth Jones at 261-3696 or e-mail to
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aim to create the ultimate
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atmosphere inside the child's
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depicting a general store win-
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wall and a fun pretend.fire pit
complete with three log
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and lifelong learning for chil-
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through the design of custom-
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and Pauline Lederer. The "S"
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force behind the Starlight
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legacy will live in our hearts
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works closely with families
and therapists to transform
the children's bedrooms
into a special place where
they can learn, grow and
shine with no cost to the
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son's enthusiasm, saying, "I's
difficult to find words to"'
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for the people who made this
possible. To be the winners of
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the selflessness and commit-
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Brandon have already left the
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to investigate the lake fur
bearskin rug in Cade's new
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StarLiglht Project or make a
donation to continue their
work, visit their website at
thestarlightproject.com or like
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NEWS-LIADER / F. RN \NI)INA BEACH, FLORIDA
In addition to upgrading its
Main concert venue to the tent-.
ed pavilion at the Omni Resorts
Amelia Island Plantation, the
2012 Amelia Island Jazz Festival
is offering new special ticketing
Patrons can now purchase
an All Jazz Pass ($215, good for
admission to every show sch'ed-
uled for the entire week), and '
for its headliner concerts -
Dhvid Benoit, Oct. 12, and
Spyro Gyra, Oct. 13 premier
table seating at stage front loca-
tions is available for the first
Each table will seat eight
people at either $100 per indi-
vidual or $720 per table of 8 (10
percent savings). Anernities for
those buying table seats include
prime viewing, two mixed
drinks/beer/wine per ticket, a
2012 AJF T-shirt and a com:
memorative coffee mug.
Companies or individuals
who buy a minimum of four
tickets will receive recognition
from the stage both headliner
nights and with purchase of a
full table of eight, company
logos will be included on festi-
val signage at the venue.
General admission seats are $40
and VIP seats are $60.
"We are very excited about
these offers," said Artistic
Director Les DeMerle. The
move to the Omni gives us a
greater overall audience capaci-
ty and the ability to include
more premium deals," he
Tickets are now available for
the festival, which will run from
Oct. 7-14, and will present a full
week of musical events includ-
ing Latin Jazz Night, Blues
Night with a wine tasting. the
Dixieland Jazz Brunch, jam ses-.
sions, an All Star Smooth Jazz
Brunch, a movie night, Jazz In
The Schools, clinics and more
to be announced.
Tickets, All Jazz passes and
Premier Table Seating may be
purchased online at www.ameli-
aislandjazzfestivaLcom or at
The UPS Store in the Island
Walk Shopping Center, 277-
0820, and the Chamber of
Commerce at Gateway to
A not for profit 501(c) (3) cor-
poration, the Les DeMerle
Amelia Island Jazz Festival dis-
tributes proceeds toward a
scholarship program to fund
college educations for aspiring
For more information, con-
tact the festival at (904) 504-
4772 or info@ameliaislandjaz-
Help COA'sail into a new life'
For the News-Leader
he Council on Aging of
j Nassau County's 9th
S Annual Fall Gala will be
held on Sunday, Oct. 7 at
,the Oni Amelia Island Plantation.
The "Sailing into a New Life" tIhmli:-
is so appropriate, as the COA "sails"
into the final phase of its construc-
tion project to build a new Life
Center on North 14th Street, next to .
its completed Transportation Center
An oil painting of the same name,
donated by local artist Pat Haley,
embodies both :his year's theme and
one of many special auction items for
this year's event.
This gala is made possible by gen-
erous sponsorships from Nassau
County and North Florida business-
es such as Edward Jones Financial,
First Coast Community Bank, Wells
'Fargo Bank, Omni Hotels and
Resorts, and others.
"COA's friends and the volunteers
on this committee are investing their
talents and expertise into planning a
fabulous evening of fun, fine dining
and dancing," says Committee Chair
"Sailing into a New Life," above, an oil painting donated by local /
artist Pat Haley, is one of many auction items up for bid at the COA's
fall gala set for Oct. 7 at Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
Jeanne Wyatt; "Attendees will love
the special centerpieces again this
year. You will be able to choose your
favorite, simply by putting your raffle
ticket in the jar (provided at each
table) to be drawn towards the end of
the evening you may come away ,
with more than one! Raffle tickets
will be $10 each, three for $20, or five
For a $125 contribution to the
COA, donors will enjoy a fine dining
experience with select wines and
have the chance to bid on fabulous
live auction items, gaveled by Aaron
Bean, like "getaways" to Cancun,
Montreal, New York Berkshires, plus
Other great prizes, and tables full of
silent auction selections to choose
from such as Singing Chr.s, Wells
SFargo Clydesdale "Ride-On" Stfifed
Pony, and lots more.
If you absolutely see- "nothing you
need.'want, we will again be offering
an 'Adopt a Senior' program your
donation goes directly to "senior
services," noted Wyatt.
Members may charge reserva-
tions to their club member accounts
at Amelia Island Club (321-5099) and
Golf Club of Amelia Island (277-
8015). Others may reserve with Visa,
Master Card, or American Express
online at www.coanassau.com/gala,
by calling COA at 261-0701, or in per-
son at the Senior Centers located at
1367 South 18th St. in Fernandina
Beach, across from Baptist Medical
Center Nassau, and in Hilliard at
COA Continued on 2B
For the News Leader
What happens when mystery
writers who will stop at nothing to
become famous connive together on
stage? A whole lot of stage combat,
with supporting roles played by
guns, a crossbow, an axe, a tree limb,
and a flight of stairs.
According to Director Gill
Johnston, staging Ira Levin's
"Deathtrap," now running at Amelia
Community Theatre, requires special
preparation. "All of the fight
seclquricei have to be choreo-
graphed, like a musical- except
unlike a musical, if you don't choreo-
graph it correctly. someone will get
hurt," he noted. ,
Johnston and his cast and crew
have an extra reason to be careful:
"Deathtrap" is known from
Broadway to the community theater
stage as the play that has resulted in
the most injuries.
Johnston brought in local actor
and director Randall Atkinson, who
is formally trained and certified in
stage combat, as an advisor. Very
much like a dance, stage combat
requires all participants to be
focused on working in tandem with
the "victim" controlling the action
and the "aggressor" following their
cues. The cast. all experienced
actors, had special "fight call"
reheu .,als in addition to their regular
Iprepllaranicon, and lhi t r-w follows a
strict stop order protocol if anyone
sees something that doesn't look
right, they can call to stop the action
at any time, even if the play is in
Prop crews at Amelia Community
Theatre regularly embrace the
The cast of "Deathtrap," a comic thriller now playing at Amelia
Community Theatre, includes, Geoffrey King, Dawn Button, Joe
Parker, Chailea Hoorton and Karen -Harper:
chance to develop their skills and
work with different theatrical tools,
and "Deathtrap" is no exception. In
addition to using a crossbow specifi-
cally made for the show and ordered
from a specialty merchant (there is
an entire retail niche devoted to
"Deathtrap" weaponry); they have
ACT Continued on 2B
Cummr Museum returns porcelainpieces pilfered by Nazis
Jacksonville -The Cummer been in the Museum's collection ciously agreed to lend the pieces The pieces will be on display in
Museum of Art & Gardens is proud since 1965, had been illegally seized back to the museum for one year so the Betsy & William D. Lovett,
to announce the resolution of a Nazi- by the Nazis from the family of that the story of their past may be Gallery through September 2013. A
era provenance/restitution case Gustav Von Klemperer, one of shared with the community, text panel will be displayed next to
regarding two items in the Wark Germany's leading bankers. "The Cummer is proud to be each piece discussing their history.
Collection of Early Meissen Von Klemperer's collection of returning the pieces to the family," These pieces have also provided the
Porcelain. more than 800 pieces Of Meissen is said Chief Curator Holly Keris. "It museum with a platform to discuss
In 2010, information was discov- widely regarded as one of the most absolutely is the right thing to do, Nazi art looting. A lecture led by
ered that brought the provenance of significant collections ever assem- and I feel confident that Mr. Wark Keris; discussing Nazi:related looting
the pieces into question. After exten- bled. This month, The Cummer w9uld have made the same decision and restitution cases will be held on
sive research, The Cummer deter- returned I li'se pieces to Von had he known the true story behind Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Ad mission
mined that the pieces, which have Klemperlr's heirs, who have gra- these objects' past." is free Call (904) 356-6857.
The second annual "Local
Authors Marketplace" will take
place at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church campus on Sept. 29
'from 10 a.m.-4 p,m.
Workshops Include "Getting
Started \rii ng" by Cara
Curtin,"Ten Rules" by Emily
Carmain of Noteworthy Editing. "How to Get
Published in Today's Market" by Bill Reynolds of
High-Pitched Hum Publishing and "Writing
Historical Novels" by Katy Walls.
Children are invited to enjoy face painting.
book readings and hands-on activities. Lunch and
refresh ments will be available. Admission is free.,
Visit www,localauthorsmarketplace.net 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 passion-
ate 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 "Countywill reach watercapacity. '
Welling will trace the evolution of Join the Sierra Group at the Council on Aging.
Hemingway's often contradictory ways of think- 1367 South 18th St., at7 p.m. Free and open to the
ingabout humanity'splace in the biosphere. ask-:
ingwhat lessons we might be able to draw from
his life and work in an era of mass extinctions.
global climate change and rising ecological
This free program is a One Book. One
Community event sponsored by the Friends of
the Fernandina Beach Branch Library. All are wel-
come to attend.
SPRINGS IN DANGER
On Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., Nassau
County Sierra Group will
present Lisa Rinaman, St
Johns Riverkeeper, speaking
on the pilcnttlal destruction I
6f Silver Springs and current
threats to all 0o Florida's a _u -.
waters. Find out why and how
we need to protect Fl rid,-'s waters, springs and
aquifers. Most have heard of the proposed cattle
ranch endangering Silver Springs by withdraw
ing 5 million new gallons per day.
Few know that Florida is experiencing a
stale\\ ide dCrawd ow\n ol'groundwatcr. As soon as
2020. at present growth raics, even Nassau
public. Refreshments will be served. For informa-
Slion call Ray at 415-0712 or Eric at 277-4187.
After more than 40 years of intense music-mak-
ing. the Tokyo String
Quartet is retiring.
The Amelia Island
Festival is pleased to
announce that the
world:class ensem- -
ble will perform at the Amelia Plantation Chapel
on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. as part of its farewell tour. The
program will include Haydn's String Quartet,
Webern's Five Pieces and Schubert's.String
Quintet for Two Cellos. Christopher Rex will join
the Tokyo String Quartet for the Schubert piece
Tickets are $50 general admission and $100
preferred seating, which includes a post-conccri
champagne reception and the opportunity to
mingle with the artists and patrons in an ocean-
front home on Amelia Island. Call (904) 261-1779
or purchase tickets online at www.aicmf.com.
FRIDAY, SI:'I'3':M1B: 28, 2012 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
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Ark of Nassau will host
Its first annual Poker Run
Sept. 29 along withy some of
the best barbecue In
Nassau County. Registra-
tlon begins at 10:30 a.m. at
Sun Gallery Vision Center
on Sadler Road. Kick-stands
up at noon. Ride your motor-
cycle, truck, car or even a
beach buggy. Barbecue will
be served starting at noon at
Ark on Hamilton Street, off US
17 North In Yulee, where
guests can also browse the
new Resale and Consignment
Store and bid on a silent auc-
For information call 225-
9355. All proceeds will help
support adults with develop-
mental disabilities that attend
ARK's Adult Day Training.
The American Legion
Post 54,632 S. Third St., will
offer a fried pork chop din-
ner on Sept. 29 from 7-9
p.m., including mashed pota-
toes with gravy, corn on the
cob and green beans for a $7
donation. The public iswel-
On Sept. 30, the Legion
will host a ground-breaking
ceremony at 2 p.m. for the
Veterans Memorial at 12
South 11th St., the site of the
The second annual
Chef's Dinner benefiting the
Katie Caples Foundation is
Sept. 30 at Osprey Village.
Enjoy an hors d'oeuvres
reception and a silent auction
at 5 p.m. followed by a five-
course dinner with wine pair-
ings showcasing the talents of
local culinary masters from 6-
8:30 p.m. Cocktail attire; gen-
tlemen, jackets preferred.
Tickets are $75. Contact
Lance Jones at 310-5864 or
The 2012 Nassau County
United Way Kickoff will be
held Oct 3 at 830 amn. at
the Atlantic Recreation
Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave.,
Registration begins at 8 am.
Enjoy breakfast catered by
Bright Mornings and.leaj,.. I.
moreabout how.Urqiled V~i
of Northeast Florida is creat-
ing lasting positive change in
Nassau County by focusing
on the building blocks of a
better life: education, income
and health. Meet with commu-
nity impact partners. Attire is
business casual. RSVP to
Rhoda Rush at 390-3215 or
firstname.lastname@example.org by today.
The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St, invites you to
attend its Brown Bag Lunch
on Oct. 3 at noon with guest
speaker Melvin Usery on
the Port of Fernandina.
Amelia Island boasts one of
the deepest natural harbors
on the East Coast, and as a
result, Femandina's port has
always been a major part of
the city's identity. Explore how
the port has shaped the town
that grew up around it. This
program Is free and open to
the public. For information
contact Gray at 261-7378, ext
102, or gray@amellamuse-
The Fair Trade Market
sponsored by the First
Presbyterian Women of
Femandina Beach returns
to The Anchor on the corner'
of Sixth and Centre streets
on Oct. 6 from.9 a.m. to 3
Sp.m. with handmade gifts
including baskets, pottery,
Jewelry, Christmas Items,
scarves, metal craft, olive.
wood and coffee, Vendors
include SERV (International
missions), Justo Coffee
(Mexico), Bead for Life
(Uganda), Creations of Hope
(Haiti), Rahab's Rope (India) -
items made by women res-
cued from,the slave market In
that country Mayan Works
(Central America)' and PAL-
Proceeds go directly to the
women who created the hand-
icrafts and represent the
year's overseas mission. Call
261-3837 for information.
The city of Fernandina
Beach will host the 4th
Annual Butts and Brisket
Competition on Oct 6 at
Central Park. Dozens of bar-
becue teams will compete for
champion. Plates of all their
recipes will be packaged with
sides and a drink and sold to
the public beginning at noon.
Plates are $10. The event
opens at 11 a.m. and will feea-
ture live music by Face for
Radio, concessions and a
. cor-hole tournament (1 p.m.).
For information contact Jay at
277-7350, ext. 2013, or
The 40th Annual Rock
Shrimp Festival Is Ot 6 in
downtown St. Marys, Ga.,
including a pancake breakfast,
5K and 10K runs; klds',actlvi-
ties, a themed parade, enter-
tairnent, demonstrations, arts
and crafts vendors, food con-
cessionaires and rock shrimp
that is the event's namesake.. *'
Advance registration Is
encouraged forthe 5K and
10K Runs and is mandatory
for vendors and parade
. jia. Visit %wwkwsmkiwarigj.
corn for registration forms and
information, or call the St.
Marys Convention & Visitors
Bureau at (912) 882-4000.
The American Legion
Auxiliary, Unit 54, will host
an afternoon of "fun and
bingo".to benefit Micah's
Place on Oct 7 from 2-5
p.m. at American Legion
Post 54,626 S. Third St.,
with door prizes, silent auc-
tions, free hors d'oeuvres and
prizes for all nine bingo
games, including a $250 jack-
pot. Bingo packets are $20,
daubers are $1 or bring your
own. All proceeds will go to
Micah's Place, the county's
domestic violence shelter. To
participate or donate, contact
Lenora Staples at 261-5097.
Call the Legion at 261-7900.
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Enjoy a free jazz concert for seniors fea-
turing Les 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
Sounds on Centre
Sounds on Centre, presented by the
Historic Fernandlna Business Association,
will feature the Gabriel Arnold Quartet Oct. 5
with R&B and the sounds of Motown.
concerts are held the first Friday of each
month from 6-8 p m. on Centre Street
between Second and Front streets. Bring a
chair and your dancing shoes, For Informa-
tion or to become a sponsor contact
Madpllne Richard at (904) 688-0880 or
mady@GoMady.com. For the complete
schedule, visit SoundsOnCentre com
A Jazz jam is held at Pablos, 12 N.
Second St., Fernandlna deaoh, from 7-10
p.m. the first Wednesday of each month.
Musicians are Invited to sit.In for one song or'
the wh'dle night.Join thh 'malllg list by ,
emallfnh beechffyar@bellsQuth,net, '. ;
SAm aeh ierCruses
Amella River Cruises' Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday.
Tickets are.$29 per person at 1 North Front
St., Femandlna Beach, or call 261-9972 or
book online at www.amellarlvercrulses.com.
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre
St., features Gary Ross In the piano bar
every Monday at 7 p.m.; John Springer every
Thursday at 6:30 p,.; live entertainment
nightly. Call 432-7086. Join them on
Facebook at courtyardpubandeats.
r-"VWoar Tavern, 10 N. Second St.. MCA
a" wi.WDJ BMF, a tribute to fallen Beastle
q;yAdoiM Yauch tonight; and Karl W Davis
ends Sept. 29; Chroma Oct. 5; and Soul
t;rav Oct 6. Every Tuesday is "Working
C=~ 8Stiff when thousands of vinyl records
are'f sale and available to listen to. Visit
,g Star on Facebook and
ebr tion.com. Call 277-8010.
Mike Night is each Thursday from
p.m. in the Mermaid Bar with
Terry Smith hosting a jam ses-
perform a couple of songs
gets to hear new talent.
forte whole family. No cover
Smith at (904) 412-7665.
eeTurtle, 14 S. Third St., Karl W.
Davis Band tonight with a slideshow and
vildeos.of the Cite De Congress shows from
Nanfea. France. Cll 321-2324.
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.
Fletcher Ave., DJ Heavy Hess Sundays. Visit
The 15th Annual Greek
Festival, Oct..12-14 in
Francis Field, 29 Castillo
Drive, St. Augustine, hosted
by Holy Trinity Greek Ortho-
dox Church, will be held
Friday from 4-9 p.m., Satur-
day from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and
Sunday, noon- 5 p.m.
.The Hellenic Band who will
perform live all weekend In the
main tent. Dine on Greek
foods, pastries, and bever-
ages and stop by the Taverna
for a glass of Greek wine or a
cold beer. The marketplace
will offer jewelry, apparel,
cookbooks, and art and Greek
grocery items. The Kids
Center will have games and
Admission is $2 for adults
and free for kids 12 and under
and active military and their
immediate family with ID. For
information call (904) 829-
0504 or Visit www.stauggreek-
Art Fur Life, a benefit for
Cats Angels hosted by
Michall Caughlln, the Green
Turtle and Cats Angels, Is .
Oct. 13 from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
at the Green Turtle Tavern on
South Third Street. The day
will Include five bands, art-
work, food, raffles and a
chance to meet some cool
cats. Come join the fun and
help save a life..
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
The theme Is "Oelebrate
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 businesses and online
Call 261-2771 or emall
ncvcfb@aol,com. For updated
Information visit the center's
webslte or Facebook page,
Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA
will hold its fifth annual
Hammerhead on Facebook. Contact Bill
Childers at email@example.com.
The Instant Groove, featuring LaWrence
Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Glddons
and Sam Hamilton, plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island..
Dress Is casual. For information call Holmes
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 Tuesdayat 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-
SThe Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., Buck
Smith Project Tuesdays at 9 p.m.; Wes Cobb
SWednesdays at 9 p.m.; DJ Heavy Hess
. Thursday; local and regional bands Fridays
dird Saturdays; NFL Sunday Ticket; Buck
,Srnilth Project 9 p.m. Sundays; The Mitchell
'Perry Runway Show tonight; and Split Tone
Sept. 22 at 9:30 p m. Call Bill Childere at
491-3332 or e-mail
.Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., The Macy's live on stage every
Wednesday; Friday night dance night with
DJ Pparky'starting at 8 p.m.; ive bands on'~
stage every Saturday 9 p.m.-close;live- .
music on the patio every TlursdEy-Sunday.
Seabreeze Sports Bar, 27071:adler '.,
Road, inside the Dayd InnDJ,.gype.
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998S. FlRoherh
Ave., Wdunded Warriors benefit Sept. S
with live auction, MusiFaest an Full
Moon Party. Music kicke'ff at A oo
and'auction at 6 p.m., benefltng Wounded
Live music in the tid barfronm 610 p.m.
every night and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday with local musicians reggae,
Wednesday wth Rill Pfil; The Mac'sln the
lounge Friday and Saturdays from 6-10 p.m.,
trivia Thursdays at 7-30 p.m. with DJ Deav .
and shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m.;
and music nightly from 9 p.m.-1 aim, n the
Breakers Lounge. Cal 277-66'12.yit
www.sldersseaside .om. Jol Sdes,o n .
Facebook and Twitter. ,
Fletcher Ave., live entertatnment5-9 p.m.
Monday-Thursday and 6-10 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, with NFL Ticket rSunay. Cal 261-
"Rescue Me" fundraiser on
Oct. 21 from 5-8 p.m. at
Kelley's Warehouse, 1235
South 10th St. In
SFernandina 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.,
FemandiAa Beach or through
PayPal on its website at
Cats Angels is a nonprofit
501 (c)3 charity organization
and receives no government
funding. All support comes
from fundraising, grants and
Nassau Humane Society
.Invites you to attend the
eighth annual Pasta for
Paws Spaghetti Dinner on
Nov. 3 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
at the Atlantic Avbnue
Recreation Center in
Tickets are $12. Dinner
includes salad, spaghetti,
meatballs, bread, beverage
and dessert. Additional
desserts are $2. Takeout
available. Children 6 and
under eat free, Enjoy live
music by Frankie's Friends
and a huge silent auction.
Tickets are on sale at the
NHS Dog Park, Second
Chance Store on South
Eighth Street and online at
om. All proceeds benefit the
homeless animals at the shel-
ter. Phone Penny Landregan
at 277-1152 for Information.
Theatre will hold auditions.
for the holiday classic "It's a
'Wonderful Life" on the Main
Stage at 207 Cedar St. Adult
auditions are at 7 p.m. Oct.
1 and youth auditions are at
10 a.m. Oct. 6. Needed for
the large cast are 12 men, 10
women, 4 boys, ahd 2 girls.
Complete audition Information
and character descriptions are
atre.org, Call 261-6749 for
more Information and to check
out a script. Marylee Long Is
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 te~el 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 KinderStu-
dlos, 1897 Island Walkway,
with instructor Sinda Nithols,
(910) 616-5148. Cost is $105.
Register by mailing acting
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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-
Nichols currently tours the
one-woman show, 'The Belle
of Amherst." Go to www.belle-
"The Fantastlcks" is
coming to St. Marys Little
Theatre In October.
19 and 20 at7 p.m. and Oct.
21 at 2 p.m. at Theatre by the
Trax, 1100 Osbome Road, St.
Tickets are $12 and avail-
able at the St. Marys
Welcome Center, Cedar Oak
Caf6 on Osborne Street and
On the Green Salon and Day
Spa at the entrance'to Osprey
Cove, or by calling (912) 729-
1103. Visit www.stmarysllt-
One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical Informa-
tion about downtown
Fernandina and a good time
for all. Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to tour
four of the town's most popu-
lar, notorious or otherwise his-
toric pubs and bars. One tick-
et will get you one drink at
each establishment and an
earful of colorful tales, Tickets
are $25 per person (must be
21, must show ID); tour
begins at the historic train
depot In downtown Feman-
dina Beach. Reservations
required. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext.105 or
Workshop, Oct. 26-28. Cost Is
For registration and infor-
mation contact Sandra Baker-
Hinton at 491-8040 during
regular business hours or at
557-1195, or Mikolean
Longacre at 415-3900.
Guest artist Deborah Reid
will be showcased Oct.13-
Nov. 3 at the Plantation
Artists' Guild and Gallery, 94
Village Circle. Reid will be part
of the gallery's Fall Colors
show, on display now through
Nov. 3, Call 432-1750.
COA Continued from 1B
37002 Ingham Road. Live
dance music will he provided
by The BoCats,
The funds,raised during
the gala will be used to sup-
port the five outreach pro-
grams currently offered by
the COA: two Senior Centers,
Meals on Wheels and Adult
Day Healthcare. The Council
on Aging is a 501(c)3 not for
profit agency partially funded
by government grants and
donations from private indi-
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fabricated a special harness
for falls as well an ingenious
way to use professional spe-
cial effect blood to great
Audiences should watch
for the stage crew as they
play a part in the other side of
"Deathtrap," the comic ele-
ment that cleverly runs
through the show.
"A thriller and comedy,
two very different genres ...
there are continuous switch-
backs between scary and
funny" say Johnston. "Be pre-
pared to be holding onto the
edges of your seat and
laughing out loud."
Show times are 8 p.m.
tonight and Saturday and Oct.
4-6 and 11-13, with a 2 p.m.
matinee on Oct. 7. Tickets are
$20 adults and $10 students at
Amelia Community Theatre,
207 Cedar St. Box office
hours are Thursday, Friday
and Saturday from 11 a.m.-l
p.m. and 90 minutes before
curtain. Call 261-6749 or pur-.
chase tickets online at
Artists of all ages and
skill sets are invited to submit
their art to the "Fantastic
Florida" Nouveau Art Show
hosted by the Island Art
SDrop off your Florida-
themed art at 18 N. Second
St. on or before Oct. 8 for a
chance have your art dis-
played for sale in the gallery
aindthe'bpporfunfti t,' L""''
pete in a juried show. Join the'
IAA on Oct. 13 as they cele-
brate the show in conjunction
with the Second Saturday
Artrageous Art Walk with a
reception and awards.
For information visit
The Island Art Association,
is located at 18 N. Second St.
Current events include:
Oct. 5, 6 and 7: Plein Air
Workshop with Larry Moore,
focusing on drawing, value,
color, sketches and idea
by Larry each morning.
Limited to 15. Contact
Oct. 6: Painting demon-
stration by Larry Moore-at 6
p.m. at the IAA Education
Center. Fee is $35 for IAA
Contact larry@ larrymoorestu-
dios.com or call (407) 222-
Contact Art Education
Center Director Susan
Sellner, at 261-5160 or
Artist Books With Eliza
Hollliday, a workshop on
Japanese-bound books, will
be held Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.-4
p.m. at the Art 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 inateri-
Contact Holliday at .
acclaimed watermedla artist,
will hold a painting workshop
with the Amelia Island Artists
FRIDAY, Sl:' PEM IR 28,2012/News-Leader
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sound is one we'll not fr
tle brother Scott, the or
cerebral palsy, lay groa
ing at the bottom of the
pose he was about six y
the time. How he got th
mystery to us all.
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warned him not to get t
the edge of the stairs. T
prise, we later learned,
fear' is what sucked him
109 Sunset Drive, Bi
if you had asked any'of
where we lived, that's e
we would have told 'you
had drilled it intous. I
wanted us prepared if v
lost. In either case, I ca
every room of that big
stairs and the power
ash the My brother Scott, him and pulled him down the stairs.
forget. My lit- no doubt, can see Sound extreme? Not as much as you
ie born with 'every stair, might think.
ning and cry- Now you'd have Fear is like a magnet, Actually,
stairs. I sup- to know my broth- it's been rightly said that fear is the
,earts old at er to fully appreci- opposite of faith. I like to say, fear is
lere was a i ate the story. faith in reverse. Just like faith pulls
SThough he was you toward its target, so it is with
, we had born with cerebral fear. Even Job, the.righteous Old
0oo close to palsy, he is not as Testament saint, saw this truth
Fo ot ur- ULPrr severely affected as when he said, "For the thing which I
that NOTES some. For him, it's greatly feared is come upon me, and
I over the ,_. basically his left that which I was afraid of is come
hand and both legs unto me." (ob 3:25)
urlington Vt.; Pastor that don't world In the case of my brother Scott,
us kids Rob Goyette well, crawling past the top of the stairs
exactlyy what As a result, as a/ was something that he knew was
. My parents kid, he spent a lot of time on the dangerous. The day hegot a little
suppose they floor playing. While unable to walk,, too close, and then panicked, was
ve ever got he could pull himself around quite the day fear got the best of him.
n still see well with his good arm. That's what Thankfully, he was not seriously
yellow house. he was doing the day fear grabbed hurt, just shaken up.
I suppose, when it comes to fear,
there's not enough room in this
newspaper to list all the possibilities.
Fear of spiders, fear of terrorists,
fear of the economy collapsing, fear,
fear, fear, and the list seems to keep
on growing. I'm convinced it's why
the Bible has so much to say about
Primarily, fear is not just an emo-
tion, but rather a spirit. That's right,
there's actually a spiritual force
behind it. Anytime we submit to its
influence, our ability to react in faith
is greatly diminished. Here's how
the Apostle Paul put'it: "Foi' God has
not given us the spirit of fear; but of
power, and of love, apd of a sound
mind." (2 Tim. 1:7)
Though it's true, God would have
us to.be wise concerning things that -
are harmful; fear of those things is
never His intent. 'Thankfully, t
here's an alternative. No matter
what you may be facing, hear
the word of the Iord. By it, faith
"Fear not; for I am with you: be
not dismayed; for I am your God: I
'will strengthen you; yes, I will help
you; yes, I will uphold you with the
right hand of my righteousness."
"Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil: for you are with me;
Your rod and Your staff they comfort
me, "(Psalm 23:4)
"What time I am afraid, I will
trust in You." (Psalm 56:3)
Robert L Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach
Food linens needed
:As the cold weather approaches, The
Salvation Army Hope House is working
to replenish its Emergency Food Pantry
and Linen Closet. Especially needed
foods are all staples: 1) Peanut butter
and jelly 2) Canned meats -tuna, chick-
en, Spam 3) Canned vegetables 4)
Breakfast cereal, oatmeal and grits 5)
Soups -condensed and uncondensed 6)
Starches pasta, helper meals, stuffing,
mashed potatoes, Ramen noodles, rice
and crackers. Also needed are sweat-
shirts, jackets; blankets, sheets, bed pil-
lows, bath towels, washcloths, powdered
laundry soap, toilet paper and dishwash-
The Coalition for the Homeless of
Nassau County holds its general mem-
bership meeting on the third Thursday
of each month from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in
room 201 at St. Peter's Episcopal
S Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. Meetings are open to the public;
all interested parties are welcome and
encouraged to attend'. The next meeting
is Thursday, Oct. 18.
Impact Your Wbrld Church will hold
its September Prayer Rally at 7 p.m.
tonight at First Coast Inn & Suites, for-
merly Country Inn & Suites, 462577 SR
200, Yulee behind Burger King). Bring
your Bible an4,.friend. ll are welcojne.,
For information call Pastor Kalvid '
Thompson at 261-9072.
The cold weather will be upon us
soon and preparations for opening the
Cold Night Shelter of Nassau County
(CNS) have begun. The CNS will hold a
2012-13 Season Kick-OffTraining and
Luncheon on Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. at
Fernandina Beach Church of Christ,
corner of 14th and Jasmine streets
Organizers need volunteers and
donations from area churches and
organization to operate the CNS, which
provides a warm, dry, safe haven to the
homeless and those in need when tem-
peratures drop to 40 degrees or below.
Contact the CNS at 277-2517 or Patricia
dejesus, coordinator, at (904) 624-5633
A Women's Day Celebration will be
held Sept 30 at 4 p.m. at Prince Chapel
A.M.E. Church on Hendricks Road in
Nassauville. The public is invited to
come and worship with the members of
the church as they celebrate women.
The speaker will be Minister Regina
Partee, co-pastor of Harper Chapel'
Baptist Church in Yulee. The Rev.
Pauline Tucker is pastor.
Join the Salvation Army Hope House
and be changed by the power of the
Gospel message at the weekly Tuesday
Worship Service, Oct. 2 at noon. For
more information, call 321-0435 or.stop
by the Hope House, located at 410 S.
Fair trade market
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 9a.m. to 3
p.m. with handmade gifts including bas-
kets, pottery, jewelry, Christmas items,
. scarves, metal craft, olive wood and cof-
fee. Vendors represented are: SERV
(International missions), Justo Coffee
(Mexico), Bead for life (Uganda),
Creations of Hope (Haiti), Rahab's Rope
(India) items made by women rescued
from the slave market in that country -
.Mayan Works (Central America), and
'PALCrattaid (Pal estine). The proceeds
will go directly to the women who creat-
ed the handicrafts and represent the
year's overseas mission. Call 261-3837.
The Wom6n of Power United Against
Homelessness Event, benefiting Cedar
Haven Transitional House for Women, is
Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Maxwell
Hall in downtown Fernandina Beach.
Admission is free.
Local home-based and small busi-
nesses are invited to adverse their
businesses, products and services for a
nominal fee.All proceed' will go to
Cedar Haven, a nonprofit transitional
home for single women, without chil-
dren, in Fernandina. For information or
an application contact Trish Parker at
(904) 624-4455. For information about
Cedar Haven, contact Valerie Baker at
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 DVD, "A Man and His
Design." This material, created by *
Authentic Manhood, helps men learn
how to be better fathers and husbands
by discovering God's purpose for their
lives. The group will examine topics
such as Manhood Realities, Manhood *
Definition, The Four Faces of Manhood
arid the Seasons of a Man.
Study materials and continental
breakfast are provided at no charge. All
men age 16 and older are invited. You
do not have to be a member of the
FDSL For.information contact Ernie
Stuckey at 261-6083 or egstuckey@bell-
Memorial UMC will hold a prayer
service at Trinity UMC starting Sunday,
Oct 7 at 6 p.m., and the first Sunday
night of each month thereafter.
'This is a quiet, reflective service,
open-to the community. This Taiz6 (pro-
nounced Tizzay) service is patterned
after the style started by a monastic
community in France. The service will
include Holy Communion, moments of
silence and the singing of quiet prayer
choruses. Everyone is invited to this
new worship opportunity hosted at
Trinity UMC and led by Memorial
UMC. TaizW services are also held at St
Michael's and St. Peter's on other
nights. Check out www.ameliataize.com.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., will celebrate the Feast of
St. Francis with the Blessing of the
Animals on Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. in the court-
yard behind the church (please note the
change of venue).
The public is invited to join the
church as it celebrates and honors the
pets in our lives. No creature is too
small, nor too large, all are invited to be
blessed at this annual celebration. For'
'the safety of the pets, be sure they are
leashed or crated during the service.
For information contact 261-4293.
BLESS THE ANIMALS
The Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore blesses a canine com-
panion at last year's Blessing of the Animals at New
Vision Congregational Church in Yulee, above. Four-
legged friends, winged companions and creatures of all
kinds are invited to join the worship service at New.
Vision on Sunday at 10 a.n. for this year's event
The blessing of the animals originated in the life of St.
Francis of Assisi. This fun, outdoor worship service
includes lively music and a blessing of each squirmy or
wiggly animal present. A cookout will follow and children
will enjoy making an animal craft. All pets are invited
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.NewVisionCongregationalChurch.org, find them on
Facebook or call Moore at (904) 238-1822.
at the place
of your choice
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Sunday Worship.......................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA............ ........6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nasawille Road Cou y Rd-107 Suth
Fernandina Beach, FL32034
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America Dvoted ro Chrit, to the PelloWvhIp A
to tha drl Commission
Worship on Stindaiy at 10;48.am
Nursery and Chlldrefr' Church provided
Grace Oroups meet on Wednesday evenings
In Pernandlna Beach, KIngtland &Yule.
Men's, Women's and Youth Minlstries
85430 Miner Rd., Yulee
(Yula Middle School)
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1 9 N. 6" Street
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Dr. Doug Ganyo
Worship 8:30 & 1 am
.Sunday School 9:50 am
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Paslor: DJr. Hl.Nell elton
ruhday Worship Service -' 10:30una
Bible Study 9min ,
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Aduls 6pth
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30prni
Preschool and Children Aclivities
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36 owiurn Roadl, 277-4414
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Amielli Island hPliatltion
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Saturday Vigil Mass- 4 pm & 5.30 pm
Salurdy 4 pm Mass a1 Yulee Uned Methodalt Chulch
,Sunday Masses 8am- o 1am 12 noon
Daily Mass- 8:30 am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fri.
Holy Day Mass Vrgi l6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Prisht Offe: 004-261-3472; Fix 904-321-1901
P moil eny Nuaber: 004-27716
SAT . .:00 pm
SUN .9:30 am
WED ..7:00 pm
& Chlldrens' Ministries
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Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
KIdKredlbl 0Children Ministries
Mooting S 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. 0 630pm-
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Pleasejoin us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward
20 Soudt Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Henrt of All People
Sunday Nve Members Class 9a.m.
Suarnay SChol 9:00Oa.m.
Morning Iorship 10:30a.l am. ery Sund'y
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Wlednesqiy Mid-watk Service 7-9 p.m.Mtinittrs:
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Sunday Service ...10:30 an
Bible Study ...... .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Sunday School 9:30 am
Moming Worthlp 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:16 pm
Wednesday 1.79 Youlh 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Gmrups Including Youth
Nurery Provided For All
86O71 Hart Rd., Went 904.226-5128
Yule, FL 32097 Fa 226-0B09
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Dr. Bill Yeldell. Interim Pastor
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FRIDAY, S:I,:'l;M Il:Il 2, 2012 AROUND SCHOOL News-Leader
The National League of Junior Cotillions, Nassau County Chapter, an etiquette, character and social dance pro-
gram for fifth- to eighth-grade students, recently named assistants for the 2012-13 season,
They are, from left, Mason Buchanan, Wendall McGahee,
Jacob Spence, Morgan Waas, Hynson Cole, Madison Steadman, Jonathan Spence and David Beal. Not pictured
is Lee Southwick.
Assistants have met strict guidelines including Honor Roll status, community service and leadership in school,
church and other areas. Lynn Dempsey, director, says, "We are delighted to have trained such an outstanding
group of youhg people to assist in th, upcoming season. Student assistants are a vital part of our cotillion pro-
gram." For information call (904) 556-2916.
During the summer, outstanding middle school students from across
the United States including three from, St. Michael Academy were
invited to the Junior National Young Ieaders Conference in Washington,
D.C.; which introduces participants to a rich tradition of leadership by
examining leaders of history, while developing their own leadership
"The aim of the Junior National Young Leaders Conference is to
inspire students to recognize their leadership skills, measure Lheir
skills against those of current and former leaders, and return home
with confidence in their ability to exercise positive influence within their
communities," said Marguerite Regan, Dean of Academic Affairs for the
Congressional Youth Leadership Council, which sponsors this event.
During the six-day program, the scholars took part in educational
activities and presentations and visited relevant sites. In addition to
examining notable U.S. leaders and historic figures, they studied the
impact of leadership throughout critical periods of American history.
St. Michael Academy congratulates its students, back row from left,
Christian Pagel and Susie Gray, and front row, Lauren Kilburn and
Josie Kilburn. Laurett Kilburn was a 2011 Leadership Scholar.
Participants are selected based on academic excellence, maturity and
outstanding leadership potential.
GREAT EXPOSURE with a 100' foot frontage on busy A1A just
east of US17. This free standing building is ready to go. Unit One
is 1326 sqft with one restroom, heating/air system and two office
areas, carpeted. Unit Two is 2,329 sq ft and has two restrooms,
heating/air, kitchen, and five office storage areas, tile flooring. A1A
between US17 and Amelia Island is a high vehicle count road that
gives maximum exposure for any business.
608 S. Blh Street
Fornandina Beacn, PI 32034
COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT LEASING SALES
Old flags 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
5714 or robert.hicks@nas-
The Roberts Learning &
Achievement Center, the new
Fernandina Beach Boys and
Girls Club at 1175 Lime St.,
beside Southside Elementary
School, will hold a grand ,
opening celebration on Oct. 14
at 1 p.m.
A lASS ifap.n*Vll P.t h Pld
in open ouse w e De ne
Namingcontet from 1-2 p.m., program from
8 Flags Playscapes, Inc., 2-2:45 p.m., ribbon cutting at 3
formerly Freedom p.m. and open house from
Playground, announces a con- 3:15-4 p.m. Call 261-8666 or
test to name the e-mail email@example.com for
future commu. information.
nity-accessible ia Parking is available nearby
play- -1 and guest drop-off will be
ground. ma pes available. Visit www.gcnas-
Kids 14 P sau.org.
and under W;t, "lM fl' " it h
may submit a name that cap- Princess party
.tures the local flavor ahd Girls ages 2-8 are invited to
everyone plays here" theme the second annual Princess,
the playground envisions. The Party Oct. 20 from 10 a.ml
park will be located west of p.m. at the St. Marys, Ga.,
the Atlantic Recreation waterfront park.
Center, adjacent to the Egans Tickets are $20 per child
Creek Greenway. For informa- and chaperone and available
tion and contest entry forms at Harvest Christian Academy,
visit 480 Henrietta St., Kingsland,
www.8flagsplayscapes.org.' Ga., or the Economic
On Oct. 19,8 Flags Development Office, 400
Playscapes will host a "Movie Osborne St., St. Marys. Price-
in the Park" at Central Park. includes crowning, picture
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., movie- with a princess, food and
goers will vote from among more.
the top names submitted for -RSVP by Oct. 15. Tickets
the park, then see the film must be purchased in
"Dolphin Tale." advance. Space is limited. For
For a $5 donation, ticket information contact the school
holders will be entered in a at (912) 729-4230.
drawing to win a 4-pack of stop bullying
tickets to see Winter the dol- O p bUllyilg
phin at the Clearwater Marine "Stop Bullying-The End.
Aquarium. Overnight accom- Begins With Me!" will be held
modations are included. At on Oct. 27 from 1-4 p.m., at
the end of the movie, the play- Christwalk Church, 2920
ground name will be Bailey Road, Fernandina ,
Markt/ca w sThis family forum on bully-
MarketVcar Wash ing will address both parents
A Flea Market & Car Wash and children/teens separately.
will be held at Yulee Elemen- Tabi Upton, MA, LPC, of
tary.School, 86063 Felmor Chattanooga, Tenn., will hold
Road, on Sept 29 to benefit individual group sessions for
the school safety patrol and parents and teens/children.
band. The market is from 8 Host for the event is Mosaic...
a.m.-2 p.m. For more informa- putting pieces together. For
tion and booth rentals, email tickets to this free event email
ymsband@hotmailcom or call MosaicPPT@yahoo.com.
Ivo at 225-3693. The car wash Seating will be limited.
will be held from 10 a.m.-2 n
p.m. Donation is $5 per car." Es contest
, Cjissions.wie available. St Acker D, gi -
Pean. sale"" .' al' di" o r ofri
Oncology, announces this
The Fernandina Beach year's topic for the Students
High School Special Who Care Essay Contest
Education class is taking pre- Being Good + Doing Good =
paid orders for new crop Being Happy.
mammoth pecan halves until High school students from
Oct. 8. Cost is $10 per 16- Duval and Nassau counties
ounce bag. can enter for a chance to win a
Place your orders by call- MacBook in reward for their
ing FBHS at 261-5713, ext good deeds. The contest asks
2728 or 2609. Payments students to write about a time
should be sent to FBHS, 435 they decided to do good even
Citrona Drive, Attn: Judy when others around them
SWalters. Proceeds will benefit were not Did your choice
the ESE School Based make a difference? Did it
.Enterprise. influence others? What les-
sons did you learn and how
Homecoming will they affect your future?
-arade One winner will be selected
from each county.
The Fernandina Beach For details visit
High School homecoming www.FirstCoastOncology.com
parade will be held downtown or contact Director of
on Oct 12 at 4 p.m. The com- Communications Michele
munity is invited to partici- Katz at (904) 880-5522. The
pate. deadline is Oct. 30.
If you or your group would Essays may be submitted
like to be included, contact online at www.FirstCoastOnco
Rob Hicks at FBHS at 261- logy.com.'
Lunch and learn event
A free screening of "The
Weight of the Nation, Part 3:
Children in Crisis," will be held,
on Oct. 22 at 11:15 a.m. as part
of a "brown bag lunch and
learn" event of the Nassau
County Health Improvement
The event will take place at
the Yulee Full Service School
(Family Education Center),
86207 Felmor Road, Yulee.
Bring a bag.lunch and enjoy
the free movie and popcorn.
The four-part HBO series
examines the scope of the obe-
sity epidemic in America and
the health consequences of
being overweight, the origins of
theepidemic and opportunities
for communities to fight back.
If you are interested in learn-
ing about childhood obesity
strategies in Nassau County,
feel free to stay after the movie
for the NCHIC meeting at 1
p.m. To RSVP and for informa-
tion, call 548-1853.
608 S. 8th Street Phil Griffin
Femandina Beach, FI 32034 Broker
(904) 261-2770 (904) 556-9140
COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT LEASING SALES
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FRIDAY, SEvlr'MI:,M, I1R 28.,2012
To Place An Ad, Call (904) 261-3696. The Classified Ad Deadline for Wednesdays is 5:00 p.m. Monday and for Fridays is 5:00p.m. Wednesday
100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Finano.ol-Hom. .Propseir 60ii ['ihe.h. 'iull'.au'iL t i 610 6usilnaO EqulprenlL 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Properry 858 Condos-Unfurnisned
101 Card Of Thanks 205 Live-In Halp 4104 MIoney rc1 LoSn 60u07 AnliqIIL.-C.-ii.-'.Lrii,.; 0i (( Coal-WjCid-Iujel 801 Wanted to BU or Rent 814 West Nassau Countty 859 Homes-Furnished
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produre 621 Gardnn. l.awn Equipmant 802 Mobile Homes 815 Klngsland/St. Marys 860 Homes-Unfurnished
103 In Memorlam 207 8uslness Opportunity 501 Fiquirlmant 609 A,plianr.;. 622 Plants,Saeet FerlilhrI.r f803 Mlobile Home LOrn 816 Camden County 861 Vacaton Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock [I Siupplies 61 4.I C0rlijllh.r.r, i-rd. ,r.si 623 Fnv.r9lTridf 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & Brrakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 PrtsSupplles 611 Hr.re Fulii.sl, I='.-. 62-1 Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise D0-1 Services 012 !luscial IirirumLri,,ni L2r, Free Ltems 806 Waterfront 851 Roommate Wanted 864 Cemmercial/Petal
107 Spacial Occasion 303 Hobbles/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 61J 'TIla.e ,,,n-aiIIOurSLC L,. 700 RECREATION 807 Condomlinmus 852 Mobile Homes 865 Warehouse
108 GIft Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Je6aelr WLtrrnes 70I Roats & Trailers 808 Off Island/Yulae 853 rMlolle Home Lots 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 'MPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles foi Sale 615 Buldinq .i.:,l-.ls "02 Boat Supplies.Oockie 809 Lts 85-1 Room 90 Automobiles
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Stor.i.,e VA-ret-,:.unr 703 portion Equipment Eales 810 Farms & Acreage 855 ApartmentU-Furnlshad 903 Vanks
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 6] / Mla~hlr..v ,Tub.-Pilip 704 Recreator,' Vehicles 811 Commercial. etaail 856 Apartments-Urfurn. 904 Motorcycles
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 6JIs Au.ctions '05 Computers Supplie. 812 Propertr Exchange 857 Condos-Furnishad 905 CommeKal
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check the Nassau Humane Society
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License Rd. In Yulee next to the drivers
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If you believe that you may have
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THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles For Towing & Storage and
will be auctioned off on the listed dates
below: on 10/15/2012, a 2002 Ford
Escape, VIN# 1FMYUQ3112KB98781,
and on 10/22/2012, a 1992 Ford
Mustang VIN* 1FACP41M9NF163998 at
12 noon at 16838 S. 8th St.,
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ABANDONED TRAILER on 85047
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within 30 days. Please notify.
S 20 Hep Wanted
SWISHER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
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DRIVERS Daily or wkly pay. $0.01
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MEDICAL CLINIC seeks part-time
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clerical medical office experience
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DAVID'S RESTAURANT located at
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Interviews by appointment at the Hoyt
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Drug free workplace. Apply In person.
Mooney's Custom Woodworks, 1854 S.
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NAPA AUTO PARTS now hiring
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201 Help Wanted
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EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED
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204 Work Wanted.
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601 Garage Sales
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$255,900 Long Poil
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$150.000 Ocear Avenue
$150.000 Ma cy Road
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Miner Rd (is I) $570.000
Napeague Drve $65,000
Pages Dairy Rd Sew., 5175.000
Parrsh Dive $32.500
Sail Wind Way $55,000
Seewey Lane S55,900
Piraes Wood (4 lois) $245.360
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MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat,
9/29, 8am-12pm. 2704 Robert Oliver Ave.
HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat. 9/29,
8am-noon. Furniture, books, home-
school supplies, great home & office
stuff 96093 Sweetbriar Ln., Yulec,
DESIGNER WAREHOUSE SALE -
High end eclectic mix of designer
products, lighting, accessories,
furniture Asian antiques, patio. &
antique baby grand piano. 716 South
lth Street. behind Go Yoga. Fri. 9/28
& Sat, 9/29 only. 9am-4pm.
SAT. 9/29, 7AM Meadowrldge Ct. In
Meadgwflcld Bluff subd. off A1A, Yulee.
Girl clothes 7/8 thru 14/16, ladles plus,
men'i XL. Stuff for girls, toys, books,
bVDs. Misc Items for every room, 2
treadmills, lawn mower, & much morel
GARAGE SALE Sat. 9/29, Sam-2pm.
2525 Robert Oliver Ave., Egans Land-
Ing. Misc. housewares, accessories, etc,
2009 SUNRISE DR. Fri 9/28 & Sat
9/29, Sam-noon. Fishing gear, books,
bookcase,.clothing, crib, bike, aquar-
ium/stand, lamps, sm furn and kitchen
MOVING SALE Sat. 9/29, 8am-2pm.
1397 Harrison Point Trail Amelia island,
Plantation Point neighborhood. Furniture,
framed pictures, household goods, sofas,
mirrors &.much, much more,
MOVING SALE Furniture, Bonsai'
plants, large metal shelf, misc' Items.
96031 Sprlngwood Ln. In Spanish Oaks
subd. off Barnwell. Sat. 9/9, 9am-7
FRI., SAT., 9 SUN. 8am-? Tools,
cutting torches, too much to list. 1320
Elm St., off of 14th St. (904)415-6077
or 261-5098, Fred Long.
BIG YARD SALE 86281 Timberldge
St., Yulee, For 3 weeks starting Fri.
9/28 & Sat. 9/29, 9am-Spm.
CHURCH YARD SALE Sat. 9/29,
9am-noon. Corner of 8th & Ash. Misc.
95067. oplar Way/
4BR/3BA ASF 2700
,: 99 0.o
FOR SALE $127,000, 2BR/1BA, By
owner. N, 18th to 809 Stanley Dr., F,B.
YARD SALE -. at Bow & Arrow
Campground, 850430 US Hwy 17, FOR SALE- $75,000. 3BR/1BA, By
Sunday 9/30, 8am-5pm, owner, 552 Sunset Rd., FB., off Bailey
YARD SALE Frl. & Sat., 9am-3pm,
Rain or shine. Lots of antiques, clothes,
& much more. Last house on left on
Peeples Rd. In Yuleo.
GARAGE SALE 86123 Meadowfe Visit www.OceanfrontAmella.com for a
GARAGE SALE 86123 Meadowfleld ,complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Bluffs Rd,, Yulee Frl. 9/28 & Sat, Oceanfront Realty (904)261!-8870.
9/29, 8am-7 2 families, Furniture, frt Realty (904)261-8870.
fishing items, jewelry, antiques, etc. l
4 FAMILIES Fri. & Sat., 8am-7
96073 Conner Ln.. Take, A1A to
Blackrock Rd., follow pink signs. Baby
Items, dishes, toys, too much to list,
MATTRESS & BOX SPRINGS King
size Sealy Posturepedlc. Excellent
condition. $300/OBO. f(904)556-4245
SOLID WOOD FLATWARE SILVER
CHEST 1 drawer tarnish proof Inside
covering. $100 or make an offer.
POTTERY, BARN Dining Chairs (6
black) .Napoleon Rush Seat style,
Dining Table, black legs walnut top.
waterfront Homes & Lots call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
FSBO 84042 St. James Ct., Yulee,
1596sf, 3/2, fenced yard, tile thru-out.
$125K. Available now. 753-0517. Own-
er is a registered real estate broker.
ABSOLUTE AUCTION 754.71+/-
acres, residential & commercial PUD
development land, approved for 3,014
units plus commercial, Greensboro, NC.
10/18/12 at 2pm,at Koury Convention
Center in BIItmore Room, Greensboro,
NC. Iron Horse Auction Co., Inc.
JOIN EARTHJUSTICE'S FIGHT FOR OUR FORESTS AND WILDLIFE
NI ]'' \
Sunday, September 30
S1925 S. 14T St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
Surfside Properties, Inc. www.ameliasurfside.com
338 TARPON AVE., 338 Tarpon Ave., 3 Plex FLORA PARKE 3 BR/2 BA very nice home
at Main Beach. $265,000 MLS#54661 $163,000 MLS# 56950.
Amelia By The Sea, Ground Floor Unit! 2/2 96209 CAPTAINS POINTE RD. Premium
$295,000 MLS #57243 residential lot in gated community. $119,900
5494 Ervln St, Great opportunity on the corner of 633 Ocean Ave (house)& 634 N. Fletcher
Lewis and Ervin street on historical American Beach. (lot) combined properties. One quarter (1/4)
This 50'x115' lot Is "fenced. Price Includes two interest for sale. "As Is" $150:00b'
homes being sold "as Is" with the right to inspect. MLS#55815.
The homes are presently occupied: Beware of dogs
in the yard. Call for appt. $190,000 MLS#55370
Summer Beach FOR RENT
tLet u prof onally
Lots manage your property for youl
Lot 10 lan Dr. Commercial
*Lot 13 Avery Rd.
Lot 15 Avery Rd.
144,000 Commercial Office Space available.
1919 -1949 S 8TH 51, 1300/mo + tax & utllllle per unit
FERNANDINAISHORES LONG BEACH DRIVE BLACKilEARDS WAY AMEIIA BY THE SEA
Fully furnished 3/2I5 town- Beautiful lakefront home at Deep Water Home on Bells Owner financing available on
home 2 blocks from the beach end of cul-de-sac in North Rivet w/dock. Downstairs this recently updated second
has updated baths. tile floors Hampton. Oversized Kitcheln remodeled with gourmet floor end unit. Granite counn
downstairs. MBR balcony. for the family chef, nice MBR kitchen ofyourdremns. upstairs ters,' tile & new cabinets.
Largest floor plan in complex. suite .extra long driveway, has 2nd kitchen, lots of decks. Fishing pier on site
#57747 $229,900 #57631 $187,500 #57737 $449,000 #52602 $250,100
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AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your
RV tb live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities Included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.
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.
FOR RENT- 2 & 3BR mobile homes &
lots In mobile home park. $500-$550,
Dep. same., Call Debl (904)759-3897.
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE In .a
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIFI Included. (904)225-5577.
OFF ISLAND 3/2 + den DWMH, 1 ac
fenced N'vllle, $800 + sec. ALSO 3/2
OWMH 1/2 ac fenced Hwy 17 & 108
$750 + dep. Call for details 261-5034.
NICE 3BR/2BA SW In Yulee. Wood
kitchen cab., SS appliances. $725/mo.
Water Inc. Possible RTO, .Call (904)
LOOKING TO RENT A ROOM for a
student, near FBHS; (305)794-7506
AT BEACH 1R, Incl. utils. Long.
term. $225/wk, $895/mo + dep. Also
2/1 mobile home in park $165/wk,
$675/mo. Avail now.,Details 261-5034.
BEACHFRONT APT. Open House Sat.
9/29,.9-12. 1233 N. Fletcher, includes
furnishings & utilities. $775/mo. single
- $800/mo. ld6uble. occupancy. $775
deposit & lease req'd. No smoking.
(912)816-8491 for more Info.
3BR1 BA LUXURY OCEANVIEW'
APT. Tile throughout, central AC, DW,
W/D. 927 N. Fletcher Ave., down.
$995/mo. + deposit. (904)386-1005
POST OAK APARTMENTS
Affordable Uving Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. =This Institution
Is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711,
3350 S. Fletcher Are. Unk E6 1130 sf 2BR/2BA
SOceanfront and fully furnished sixth floor condo. Large Living
Room and Dining area with all' fumishings 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 Pets. On Island. $1,997/mo.
2735 Ocean Oaks Drve N, 2604 sf. 4BR/3BA home
located in the community of Ocean Oaks on Amelia sand.
Large Living Room with high ceilings and fireplace. Master
Suite with his & her vanities and closets plus garden rub and
separate shower. Guest bedroonis feature an adjoining media
room. Nicely appointed Kitchen with Breakfast area overlooks
the Family Room and screened backporch. Pets ok. On Island.
1549 Geddes Lane 2120 sf. 3BR/2.5BA furnished town
home in the Amelia Park neighborhood. Open two story floor
plan with kitchen overlooking family area. Pets ok. On Island.
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.
Communityjpol. l'Pet ok. On Iland. $1,650/mo.
85047 BoWtlpk Wood Drive 1833 sf. 3BR/2BA partially
furnished North Hampton home located just a few minutes off
the Island. largee Living Room with Fireplace, trey ceilings and
crown molding. Kitchen features corian counter tops, builtin
appliances and Breakfast area and bar. Generous Masrer'Suite
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 yard and in-ground pool. Pets ok. Off
Island. $1,600/mo: $1 ,00/mo.
86059 Remsenburg Drive 1480 sf, 3BR/2BA house in N
Hampton close to community amenity center. Eat in Kitchen
overlooks large familyroom with fireplace. Covered patio with
flat backyard. Side entry 2 car garage. Basic cable, internet and
security included. Hugecommunity amenity center with pool,
tennis, ball field and more. Pets.ok. Offislandl.
32125 Grand Parke Blvd 2084 sf. 3BR/2BA home with large
fenced in backyard, Split floor plan with fireplace and media
nook in the livingroom. Quartz counter tops in kitten with
walk in pantry. Whole house water softener and two car garage.
Pets o Off Island. $1,395/nto.
I, 9 1 f I
2BR/1BA Gum St. $600/mo' + de-
posit. Service animals only. 1 yr lease,
(904)261-6047 or (904)556-4500
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOME Close to
ocean, pool & tennis courts. $875/mo.
+ deposit. (904)277-1818
FULLY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA condo
1 block from beach. Service animals
only. Call Tommy (904)993-6006.
AMELIA LAKES CONDOS Living In
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
In gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-styl pool, tennis &,
morel Lots of upgrades Starting at
just $799/mo Incl. water/ sewer Call
Tammy at. (904) 415-6969 for a
COTTAGES AT STONEY CREEK Vwo
story, 3BR/2.5BA, W/D, 1-car garage,
pool. $ ,000/mo. + utilities. Call (904)
R DUPLEX -
run ncre m By uwner aor
teslan Point, Yulee. Fenced
deck, hot tub. $1200/mo.
7091 or email: kmurallo@be
527 TARPON AVE. 3BR2BA, wood
burning fireplace, attached single
garage w/opener, newly renovated. No
smoking. Service animals only,
$1200/mo. + deposit. (904)556-6860,
please leave message.
9711' DIAMOND ST. 3/2 modular
home. Storage shed corner lot. $950.
Nick Deonas Realty, (904)277-0006.
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
4BR/3BA HOME In*Amelia National.
Separate LR/DR/GR. Golf & water
views. $1750/mo. (904)335-0583.
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
3BR/2BA Al home. Fenced yard, tile
floors, 2-car garage. Pets ok. $1,400/
mo. 1 yr lease. 1st, last & dep req'd.
(858)354-8221 or (503)781-0752..
ASK ABOUT FREE RENT Nice 2-
story brick home, 3-2, laundry room,
CH/A, open floor plan, upstairs dock on
Master Bed, 86074 Poplcs Rd. Go see,
then call (904)607.3121. $795
861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.l-. Lasserro,
Realtor, for special rates.
VACATION CHALET In N. Carolina
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call-(904)757-5416,
VARIOUS OFFICES 600-1500sf.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind. Amelia
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office
space from 100 sq. t. to 2,000 sq, ft.-
Includes' utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For Info call
1-CAR GARAGE Secure, In Amelia
Lakes Condos. $100/mo. Call (904)
2002 FORD SPORT TRAC 116,000'
Car- miles, Exc condition. Cold air, leather
yard,' Interior, 4 wheel drive, tonneau cover,
1753-, tdw pkg. $7000/OBO. (904) 225-0626
CURTISS H. '
Real Estate, Inc.
LONG TERM RENTALS
S2500 First Avenue 2BR/2BA apartment
with single car pgrge, small deck,
offlcabanus room, tile and lminae floor.
I. coi floor with ust a peek of the
3423 S. Flether Avenue 2BR/IBA across
from the beach. Nice Deck Furnished with
washer and dryer. $t000/mo, utlltls.
-76129 Long Pond Loop 3BR/2BA 1723
sq.ft. 1,200 plus utlities
BEACH COTTAGEIMONTHLY RENTAL
*2BRIBA furnished 1801 S. Fletcher Av.
1.6S0fmo. Includes mount uulitl% water.
sew nptrba. able and Internet Avalable
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY
28R/IBA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher
Aacas the sret from the beaoh All uilt wi.
fLTV & phon.
* 3B/ 38A townhome in Sandplr Loop
$1i4SIOW plus uea i clain Ige.
*Two800sfOfficeReal spaces.canbe joned
for oo. 1,600 sq ft spKac. AA Anet to
Pecock Bctric $1S2/ ft + CAM andTax
* AnMs* Park Unit smnll offi0 (2 rooms)
wih badmh 76 s ft $10 SOma + sals.
* Fe PotsmVila 1.200 sq.ft.AIA/S Bh St.
eaposure Great for read. servi. or
offt .$1.200(mo ualrs tax.
*Ame Park Uns E (14th Sc t froSag) 910
appnrx sq k., 3 offt. reception area Ikitchen
and bathroom SI4SO5mo + u&Ai e
* 1819 S 8th SL. adsent to Huddle House.
I80o0 qk 51700fmo si6w Lr ia. l ilio
3322 Fairway Oaks 1,456 if. 2BR/2BA Omni Amdia Idland
Planuation villa located on the Fairway. Recently remodeled with
updated Kitchen and appliances. Grnerous living spaces with
Living/Dining Room combined. Master suite with private bath..
Optional AlP membership available. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On
96191 Ridgewood Circle 1665 sf, 3BR/2BA house in the ofton
Pointe subdivision offAmelia Concourse. CDS lot with large fenced
in backyard. Covered patio and shed. Well appointed kitchen
overlooks large family mom with fireplace. Seperaei dining room
anda 2 car garage with extra storage. Master suire has 2 walk in
closets. Pets ok. Off island, $1,350/mo.
710 N 15th Street 1460 sf. 3BR/21A North end Amelia Island
home. Large Family Room with Fireplace that opens up to the
Dinning Room and Kitchen with Breakfast area. Master Suite with
standing shower. Large deck out back overlooking two patio areas.
Two car garage. Washer & Dryer. Pets 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, Hlge Master Suite
with separate tub & shower. Irrigation & security systems. Dogs ok,
97102 Coopers Way 1,808A f. 3BR/2BA Raich style home in
quiet neighborhood. Large Kitchen with Breakfast Bar overlooking
the Living Room. Master Suite with separate shower. garden tub and
double vanity. I..ts of outdoor spaces. Double car garage. Pets ok.
Off Island. $1,250/mo.
86678 Cartesian Pointe Dr 1942 sf ABIR/2BA house in
community close to 1-95. Large family room plus an office/dcn, liat
in kitchen wirhisland. Huge master with walk in closet: 2 car garage.
Pers ok. Offisland.41,200/mo.
86706 Cartesian Pointe Drive 1942 sf. 3BR/2BA Florida style
home in Cartesian iointe In Yulce. Large kitchen with center island.
Master site with double vanity and garden tub. Pets ok. Off Island.
1069 S, 19th Street 1341 sf. 3BR/2BA'town home located in thl
heart of Iernandina Beach. Open-floor plan' and vailred ceilings
makes this, home feel much larger! Kitchen opens to Iiving
Room/Dinrng Roomt combo. Mater Suite located downstairs with
Guest room and Bonus loft space up. Washer & Dryer. Qn Island.
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* 3200 S. Flewher Avenue, UnitD-1 (Oceip Dunes Condomnniums)
1210f- 2B]/2BIIA, Nicely furnished condo right on the Beach, Groind
floor unil wilh fantsticJ view of the Atlantic Diining in living/great
room, lireplce in family room, carpel flooring aruidcommunity pool.
Available Nowl $1450
* 5021 Summer Beach Blvd. (Summer Beach Village) 115Osf -
2BR/2.A Fully furnished cottage with screened-in porch. Fireplace in
living room, lSkylighls and vaulted ceilings, water softener, full Master
ball, dining in living/great room. Ceramic file inliving areas, carpeted
bedrooms. Community pool overlooks the oclan. Close to the beach aid
shopping. Teriani responsible for all utilities, 1-car garage, Available
8 9023 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas) 2500+sf Fully
Furnished fBlt/4l1A, 3 Story Townhouse, 100 yards to the Ocean,
ceramic file in living areas, carpeted bedrooms and stairs, Roof top,
latio with ocean views,,Washer and Dryer included. Available
Nowl $2100 /
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON ISLAND
* 2146 Natures Gate Court North (Natures Gate Subdivision)
1610af 3BR/2.BBA Full Master bath, formal dining area and eat-
in kitchen, carpet and vinyl flooring, vaulted ceilings, private
yard/courtyard and palio/desk. Washer/dryer arnd lawn care includ-
ed. Wood fencing and 2-car garage. Available November 1st
* 18 Harrion Creek (Amelia Island Plantaion). 11,000sf -
5BR/6BA Oorgeous home on The Planation. Home has 5 bedrooms, 5
batlroomn, plus 2 half batls and 4car garage. ool, outdoor fireplace,
patio living area, boat dock with lift. Professional kitchen,granite coun
tertops, overnized laundry downstairs, pls second laundry room on
second floor. Master bedroom on main lveL Three bedroom suites,
plus ree room and study on second floor, Private in-law suite great for
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* 96B07 lUdgewood Circle (Lofton Points Subdivision) 1600sf
3BRJ/2BA Open floor plan with fireplace in living room. Laundry
room includes washer and dryer. Sereened back porch overlooking
pond. Available October l1t $1295
* 86004 Catjedral Lane '(Lofton Oaks Subdivision) 1483sf -
38R/2BA, Beautiful partially fended lot and open floor plan, New
carpet, linolum and interior paint Tpn minutes from Amelia Island'
and convenient to Jacksonville International Airport Fireplace in
family room and 2-car garage, $1295
* 30478 Forest Parke Drive (Flora Park Subdiviion) 1S50 -
3BR/2BA Conveniently located ofl'A1A with easyaccess to Amelia
Island andI-95. Ceramic tile in all living areas, granite countertops.
Master bathroom has double sinks with separate tub and shower.
Eanin kitehen plus formal dining room. Washer/dryer included.
Fenced back yard and 2-car garage. Available November 'lt $1350
* 1704 Park Avenue (Amela Park Subdivision) 682sf 1BR/BA
Full kitchen and bathroom. Available October lst $7SO
*2705 Dolphin Avenue, Unit #2-A (Ocean View Villas
Condominiums) 2535sf- 3BR/3.5BA, Condo on second floorwith
spacious and open floor plan, steps away from Main each. Master
bath with separate shower and tub and double sinks. Ceramic tile in
livingareas and carpet in bedroom, Covered patio/deck with views
of the ocean. Available Nowv $1995
* 808 Ocean Club Court (Ocean Club Villa South) 3254sf -
4BR/4,SBA, Ocean front Condo on the Plantation with guard-gated
community. Full Master bath, kitchen island, dining in living/great
room, ceramic tile, fireplace and community pooL 88000
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