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FLORIDA WILDLIFE SERVICE
Two young panthers in
September 2011 after they
were found in northern Collier
County. They were moved to
White Oak, where they
escaped their'enclosure over
Two black panthers from
White Oak Conservation Center
are still on the loose, but wildlife
officials are tracking their where-
The cats escaped from their pen
when winds from Hurricane Sandy
toppled a tree onto a fenced enclo-
sure, allowing them to break free
Panther experts from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission and the
U.S. Fish and Wildlif,- Service are
using, telemetry to 'rIck lth< radio
collars on the panthers. The two
cats have not traveled far from their
pen and were still on White Oak
property Wednesday, according to
a press release.
The nearly 7,400-acre property
lies near the St. Marys River and
encompasses areas of Yulee and
The two juvenile panthers and
littermates have been living at
White Oak Conservation Center for
nearly a year.
"We've still got traps out there
and we're still tracking them,"
said Karen Parker, FWC public
information coordinator. Parker
urges others to contact wildlife offi-
cials if the panthers are spotted.
She asks that the animals not be
"Do not approach. them, do
not feed them and do not attempt
to capture them," she said
IThe cats were initially captured
when they were five months old.
They were found near the Cork-
screw Regional Ecosystem
Watershed in northern Collier
County in September 2011, accord-
ing to the press release.
They were born in May 2011
and were trapped by FWC staff after
their mother died. The cats were
transferred to White Oak so that
they could be raised then released
in South Florida to rebuild the
panther population, according to
Kipp Frohlich, head of the FWC's
Imperiled Species Management
The FWC has a contractual
agreement with White Oak to raise
the panthers at the conservation
"They are uniquely qualified to
raise panthers in an environment
that maximizes the chances for suc-
cessful reintroduction back into the
wild," Frohlich said in the press
Anyone who sees the panthers is
urged to call FWC Wildlife Alert at
YOUNG A HEART
PHOTOS BY HEATHER. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Greater Fernandina Woman's Club members Barbara Mann,
Caroline Tunkel and Beverly Payne, top, join in the fun Tuesday at
the club's annual Halloween Game Party at the clubhouse on Jean
Lafitte Boulevard. Middle, Diane Larson in kitty ears and Peggy
Harlow in a pumpkin hat prepare to enjoy the party where club
members and guests played card games, board games, dominoes
and mahjongg and enjoyed lunch and door prizes. Above left,
Mary Mahoney shows off her spooky spider hat while Beth Tilton,
right, greets members in a funny witch's hat.
Sheriff pays $180K
for unused sick,
During a three-month span, Nassau
County Sheriff's Office employees
received a total of more than $150,000
after taxes for unused vacation time,
sickness and overtime.
Those payouts cost taxpayers near-
ly $190,000, according to the sheriff's
Between July and October, Sheriff
Tommy Seagraves approved $152,000
in payments to 86 employees for
overtime and leave they accrued but
did nol use, according to records.
Those payments ranged fromh $5 for
one employee to nearly $15,000 for
The sheriff attributed larger pay-
outs to employees who have
longer tenure, and thus more accu-
mulated leave, with the sheriff's
Employees can amass unused
hours of annual leave, also known as
vacation time, each year, starting with
96 hours of vacation time annually, up
to a maximum of 168 hours per year for
more experienced employees, said
Kathy Hall, the sheriff's payroll clerk.
They can roll that number over from
year to year.
As with vacation leave, employees
are limited to how much they can
accrue each year. At most, employees
can only earn up to 96 hours of sick
leave annually, regardless of their
experience with the agency, the sher-
Hall said the sheriff pays down
employees' leave totals to 350 each
year, in an effort to reduce the likeli-
hood he:. office would pay oul multiple
Gary Gaskill .. ... $14,823
Robert Rowe .... .... $10,207
Aaron Bass ........ . $9,378
Donna Montgomery ...... $8,607
Kenneth Clements ....... $8,122
Top 5 payouts-2011
Michael Sutton . .. $24,649
David Williams ........ $22,641
Henry Martinez ... .. $14,261
Robert Crawford ..... $10.426
Leon Woolard .. ... $9,444
S lump sumps in one
Si shot, if more than
j one employee
'. 1 retired or left the
agency around the
The records did
between money paid
Seagraves for sick and vacation
leave, but did sepa-
pay, which is converted to hours and
added to the office's books.
Compensatory leave, or comp time,
is accumulated in lieu of overtime pay
'and placed on the books so that
employees who encounter family ill-
nesses and emergencies can be paid
for their regular work hours, the sher-
This accommodates employees,
who often perform work beyond the
scope of their routine duties, but have
different needs than one another,
"It's a form of overtime compensa-
tion," but hours, instead of the pay rate,
are multiplied by one-and-a-half, said
During the same span in 2011, a
total of 34 sheriffs employees received
almost $151,000 for sick, vacation and
compensatory leave, costing taxpay-
ers roughly $203,000. Those payouts
ranged from $70 to nearly $25,000 -
with one employee getting $24,649 for
vacation and sick leave he had
The average payment to an employ-
ee in 2012 was nearly $1,800. But in
2011, itwas a little more than $4,400 per
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Nearly 19,000 have
already voted here
Nearly 19,000 voters, more than a
third of the total, had voted by the end
of the day Wednesday, according to
the Nassau County Supervisor of
As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, there had
been 8,562 mail ballots received by
the office and 10,249 voters had voted
early in person at one of several loca-
tions around the county.
"This equates to a 36.45 percent
turnout so far," said Tamara A.
Pendleton, chief administrator of the
local Supervisor of Elections office.
Early voting continues today and
Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at loca-
tions around the county. Visit vote-
nassau.com for locations.
Election Day is next Tuesday, Nov.
6. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Voters must cast ballots at their
assigned polling place. Visit votenas-
sau.com to find your polling place.
Bring current and valid photo and
.IFection Day Is Tuesday
signature ID to vote at any early voting
site or polling place on Election Day.
A voter information card may not be
used as identification. If eligibility to
vote cannot be determined, or a voter
does not have proper identification,
they will be allowed to vote a provi-
The ballot is two separate pages,
front and back. If provided less than
two pages, or two of the same page of
the ballot at an early voting site or
polling place, notify an election work-
er immediately. If this occurs with a
mail (absentee) ballot, contact the
Elections Office immediately.
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FRIDAY. NOVEMER 2.2012 NEWS News-Leader
Cynthia Paige LeBlanc
passed away on Tuesday, Oct.
30, 2012. Her memorial was by
cremation and there will be no
funeral at her request.
Her surviving family
includes: her mother, D.J.
Newton-Johnston; her son,
Scott Gay and wife Stephanie;
grandson Austin Gay; sister,
Leigh Morris Deutsch; and
nephew, Ryan Deutsch.
Martha Jane Seth
Mrs. Martha Jane Seth, age
79, of Fernandina Beach, for-
merly longtime resident of
Jacksonville, passed away on
Wednesday afternoon, October
31, 2012 at her home on Amelia
Born in Middlesboro, KY,
she was married in Detroit
,- where she
began her fam-
ily with'a son
ti and daughter.
" w j family left the
* cold and came
where other family members
were already living. After set-
tling in Jacksonville, they added
the youngest daughter to the
family. She raised her family in
Jacksonville, living on the
Southside of town. In the late
1980s she met Raymond G.
"Ray" Seth, Jr., whom would
eventually become her hus-
band. They were married in
1990 and in 1991 moved to
Fernandina Beach. Upon set-
tling on Amelia Island, she and
her husband Ray assumed the
positions as onsite Caretakers
of the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
Mrs. Seth was known for
her love of cooking for family
and others; as she catered
events for the Amelia Island
Sailing Club, Nassau Sport
Fishing Association and Nassau
General Hospital. As timing
allowed, she enjoyed trips to
While living in Jacksonville,
she attended University Baptist
Church and after coming to
Fernandina Benach, attended
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
Contact Don Lyons at 432-
8194 or (978) 758-0561 (cell).
The Yulee Optimist Club
meets Tuesdays at noon at
Murray's Grille on AlA in
Yulee. Call 753-0091.
The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club meets
Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. Nov. 7 will feature Paul
Condit on creative fundrais-
ing. Call Bernice Kelley at
261-7923 or Barb Kent at 277-
e estsde Optmst* *
The Westside Optimist
Amelia Baptist Church.
Mrs. Seth is preceded in
death by: her former husband,
David Abraham, a son, Jay
Carey Abraham, who passed
away in 2002, a daughter, Janet
Abraham Wellmaker, who
passed away in 2002, and a sis-
ter, Etta Maxine Whited.
She leaves behind, her hus-
band, Raymond G. "Ray" Seth,
Jr., Fernandina Beach, FL, chil-
dren, JoAnne Abraham
Ackman (Car), Fleming Island,
FL, Raymond G. Seth, III,
Jacksonville, FL, John Thomas
Seth (Michelle), Palm Coast,
FL, a son in law, Marvin
Wellmaker, a daughter in law,
Levene Abraham, a brother,
Benjamin Gaylor Roach,
Atlanta, GA, four grandchildren,
Jennifer Lee Abraham, Charles
Davjd Latiff, Jaime Renee
Greer, Megan Greer Ellis
(Christopher), Jason Seth,
Raymond G. Seth, IV, Douglas
John Seth, Audrey Seth and a
great grandson, Liam James
Funeral services will be at
11:00 am on Saturday,
November 3, 2012 in the
Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard
Funeral Home, Fernandina
Beach, FL with Reverend Neil
Mrs. Seth will be laid to rest
in Arlington Memorial Park in
Her family will receive
friends from 5:00-8:00 pm today
at the Oxley-Heard Funeral
Home and from 10:00 am
until the hour of service on
Please share her life story at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Rodney S. Bilchick, age
69, of Monticello, formerly of
Yulee, died on Sunday, Oct. 28,
2012. No local services are
planned at this time.
Green Pine Funeral Home
Marion Carol Webster
Taylor, age 64, of Amelia
Island, died on Thursday morn-
ing, Nov. 1, 2012. Arrangements
were incomplete at time of pub-
Green Pine FuneralHome
Club meets the third Monday
at 7 p.m. at the Callahan Lions
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
Fernandina Beach meets
Wednesday from 11:30 a-m.-1
p.m. at the Florida House Inn
on South Third Street. Nov. 7
will feature Donovin Darius,
former defensive back for the
Jacksonville Jaguars, with an
Call Melanie Ferreira at
The Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise meets Fridays
from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the
Fernandina tIeach Golf Club
on Bill Melton Road.
Contact President Christal
Fish at email@example.com
or visit www.ameliaislandro-
The city of Fernandina Beach OK'd $10,000 for a
fall-out shelter at Fort Clinch that would be able to
hold 1,000-plus local residents.
November 1, 1962
An ambitious statewide transport plan called for
$89 million to be spent on Nassau County roads.
November 5, 1987
Amelia Island Plantation homeowners filed suit
to block the sale of Florida Water Services' water,
and sewer assets to two small Panhandle cities.
October 30, 2002
Mayflower descendants mark birthday
For the News- Leader
One of the largest and most
prestigious hereditary organi-
zations in the state has just
marked the 75th anniversary
of its founding. The Society of
Mayflower Descendants in the
State of Florida ("FSMD") was
formed in 1937 as the 28th state
society under the General
Society of Mayflower
Descendants ("GSMD"), a
Both are recognized by the
IRS as Section 501(c) (3) tax-
exempt educational organiza-
tions. Membership is open to
any persons who can prove
their lineage from one or more
of the 102 passengers who
arrived in Cape Cod Bay in
November 1620 aboard the
GSMD now has local soci-
eties in all 50 states, the District
of Columbia and Canada with
over 28,000 members.
"From humble beginnings
with just 24 charter members,
the Florida Society has grown
over the past 75 years into one
of the largest Mayflower state
societies," observed FSMD
Governor Reynolds P Cushing.
"We now have nearly 1,300
active members in 16 colonies
spread from Miami to
Pensacola. Each of us is justi-
fiably proud of our ancestry
from one or more of the brave
Pilgrims who sailed on the
Mayflower. We as a state soci-
ety can be equally proud of the
many dedicated men and .
women who've gone before us
'We now have nearly 1,300 active members.
in 16 colonies spread from Miami to
Pensacola. Each of us is justifiably proud of
our ancestry from one or more of the brave
Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower.'
FSMD GOV. REYNOLDS P. CUSHING
Reynolds P. Cushing, gov-
ernor of the Society of
Mayflower Descendants in
the State of Florida. The
organization will celebrate
its 75th birthday Nov. 16-
17 in Jacksonville.
and contributed their time and
talents to make the Florida
Society what it is today."
Attempts to organize a state
society in Florida began in 1933
but were postponed because
of the Great Depression grip-
ping the country at the time.
Spearheading the organizing
efforts were Mrs. Harold C.R.
Wall of Miami, GSMD..Secre-
tary General Harold G. Mur-
ray, and Edward B. Ailing, a
member of the Massachusetts
Society and president of First
State Bank in DeLand. Early
in 1937, a solicitation went out'
to 40 Mayflower descendants
living in Florida to sign a peti-
tion for a state society charter
and 24 qualified signatures
were obtained. Wall declined
the honor of being the official
sponsor, stating it was her firm
belief that the sponsor should
be a man, so Alling accepted
that role. Wall did receive the
honor of being assigned mem-
bership number FL #1.
The charter was granted
July 31, 1937, with 24 charter
members, 9 of whom were new
members of the General Socie-
ty and 15 of whom were mem-
bers of sister state societies.
The organizational nieetiig
was held a week later on Aug.
7, 1937, at the Perrydell Hotel
in Rio Vista overlooking the
Halifax River north of Daytona
Beach. GSMD Governor
General Burnham Standish
Colburn, himself the very first
member of the North Carolina
Mayflower Society founded in
1924, presided at this nieeting.
until the election of officers,
after which he presented the
Florida Society's charlet t, its
newly elected Governor
Edward B. Ailing. Eighteen
members were present, of
whom 11 were charter mem-
FSMD will officially, cele-
brate its 75th birthday at its
annual meeting to be held Nov.
16-17 at the Wyndham Jackson-
ville Riverwalk. Local and state
dignitaries have been invited
and the keynote speaker will
be GSMD Assistant Governor
General Lea Sinclaii Filson of
Famous Mayflower descen-
dants include: Presidents John
Adams, John Quincy Adams,
Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S.
Grant, James A. Garfield,
Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
George H.W. Bush and George
W. Bush; astronaut Alan B.
Shephard Jr.; actress Marilyn
Monroe; actors Orson Wells,
Clint Eastwood, Alec Baldwin,
Humphrey Bogart, Dick Van
Dyke, Richard Gere, and
Christopher Reeve; poets Ralph
Waldo Emerson, Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow and
William Cullen Bryant; singer
Bing Crosby; dictionary editor
Noah Webster; Kodak inven-
tor George Eastman; Mormon
founder Joseph Smith; and
AtRunway Rally, tragedy trns to good
For the News-Leader
A tragedy-happened last
February and a triumph hap-
pened in mid-September. A 20-
year-old, Ben Byrns, did not
awaken on a Saturday morn-
ing in February. A wonderful
community runners' race, the
Ben Byrns Runway Rally, was
run a few weeks ago. This is
the story of how those events
are linked and how they came
Beni was a boy full of life, a
devotee pf the outdoors and a
kid who wanted to fly, just like
his airline pilot dad. No one
knows exactly what happened
except Ben. The Medical
Examiner listed the cause of
death as an accidental over-
dose of a pain-relieving drug. It
may have been a bad decision
on Ben's part while living as a
college student in Jacksonville.
His folks, Ken and Laurie
Byrns, reside here in
Fernandina and were deter-
mined to keep his memory
alive in a meaningful way, but
how was a puzzle.
The Byrns have been sup-
porters of the Nassau Humane
Society program for years and
they felt that Ben, who loved
animals, would be happy if he
could be remembered in a sig-
nificant way in the expansion of
the local Humane Society facil-
ity. Ken's thoughts naturally
turned to Ben's hope for a
future in aviation and- to his
dedication to outdoor activities,
including running. There didn't
seem to be much in common
Runway Rally checks are presented to Sandy Balzer of the Nassau Humane Society
and to Bill Gower of the Boys & Girls Clubs Nassau Foundation by Ken and Laurie
among those ideas until, one
day, Ken had a chat with Sean
McGill who runs the fixed base
at Fernandina Beach Airport.
From that conversation grew
the concept of a runners' event
as a memorial to Ben Byrns to
be held on, of all places, the
runways of the local airport.
A date of Sept. 15, a
Saturday morning, was set and
a proposed course set out at
the airport Numerous officials
were contacted and agreed
with the plan. Word was spread
in the running community. A
fly-over was arranged.
Volunteers from local busi-
nesses, organizations and
friends stepped up to help, and
the Ben Byrns Runway Rally
became a reality.
Both Ken and Laurie knew
that the Nassau Humane
Society would be delighted to
benefit from funds raised at the
rally. Humane Society leaders,
Sandy and Gregg Balzer,
worked diligently in organiz-
ing the event. But Ken and
Laurie also knew that helping
other young people avoid mis-
takes in life and realize their
potential would be equally
important in a memorial to
Ben. After touring the two local
Boys & Girls Clubs with Bill
Gower of the BGC Nassau
Foundation, they concluded
that the BGC program helps
young people make good
-choices as they grow up. So
Ken and Laurie decided to split
event proceeds and donate half
to BGC Nassau Foundation.
A first-time rally usually can
be expected to attract a small
crowd of enthusiasts. But the
organizers were amazed when
350 folks signed up and ran
that Saturday morning. It was
such a success that donations
of $8,000 each have been made
to the Nassau Humane Society
and Boys & Girls Clubs.
Perhaps equally important, the
Byrns and all those other ded-
icated folks involved have
agreed to do this again. Ben
will surely be smiling down as
the First Annual Ben Byrns
Runway Rally is repeated in
AIDS Day banquet
The Coalition for the
, Ethnic Disparities in Health
(CREED), in partnership
with the Nassau County
Health Department, will host
its annual World AIDS Day
Banquet on Dec. 8 from 6-9
p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.
The international theme for
2012 World AIDS Day is:
511 Ash Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698
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Monday, 12 p.m.
"Getting to Zero: Through
prevention and treatment we
can achieve Zero new HIV
infections, Zero discrimina-
tion, and Zero AIDS related
The keynote speaker is
the Rev. Ronald A Hersom,
Church of Jacksonville.
Toastmaster will be Derrick
"Detour" Odom, Action
News traffic anchor. The fea-
tured guest choir is the H.
Alvin Green Memorial
-Alumni Chorale under the
direction of Patricia Black.
Tickets are a $30 dona-
tion. Contact Jennett Wilson-
Baker at 556-3363; John
D'Agnes at 261-6044; Dr.
William H.A. Collins at (904)
662-7015; Betty Wilson at
261-5100; Lena Gurley at 491-
8915; or Starleatha Pollard at
The Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau County
has opened a Day Drop-in
Center that provides facili-
ties, services and resources
to people experiencing
homelessness and those at
high risk of homelessness.
The center provides serv-
ices such as showers and
laundry facilities, a mailing
address, phone and comput-
er use, help acquiring need-
ed documents and referral to
local service providers.
The center is located at
the Fernahdina Beach
Church of Christ at the cor-
ner of Jasmine and South
14th streets (entrance facing
South 14th Street). Hours are
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesdays and
Thursday. To volunteer
contact Mary at 556-6216.
The Cold Night Shelter of
Nassau County (CNS) opens
when temperatures drop to
40 degrees or below.
Organizers need volunteers
and donations from area
churches and organizations
to operate the CNS, which
provides a warm, dry, safe
haven to the homeless and
those in need. Contact the
CNS at 277-2517 or Patricia
dejesus, coordinator, at (904)
624-5633 for information.
Gary W. Belson Associa-
tes Inc. will hold concealed
weapon license courses at
4:15 p.m. Nov. 5, 10 a.m. and
1 p.m. Nov. 10, and 4:15 p.m.
Nov. 13 and 16. A basic with
defensive tactics course will
be held at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 3
and 24. For details contact
Belson at 491-8358, (904)
476-2037 or gbelson@bell-
south.net. Visit www.The
Take Charge of your
Diabetes is a three-session
series presented by the
University of Florida, Nassau
County.Extension Service to
help those with type II dia-
betes or pre-diabetes under-
stand and manage their con-
Classes will be held Nov.
5, 8 and 13 from 10 a.m. to
noon at the Multipurpose
County Building, 543350 US
1, at the Northeast Florida
Fairgrounds in Callahan.
Contact Meg McAlpine at
491-7340 to register.
The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary will
hold a holiday bazaar on Nov.
9 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. in the
board room off the main
lobby of the hospital,1250
South 18th St. The bazaar
will feature baked goods,
gifts, hand-made crafts, a
silent auction of theme gift
baskets and a drawing for
door prizes, with tickets at $1
each or six for $5. Cash,
credit cards and checks are
welcome. The public is invit-
ed. Proceeds will benefit aux-
iliary projects for the hospi-
tal. For information call
Monday, 5 p.m.
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FRIDAY, Nov-EMER 2.2012 NEWS News-Leader
Who's contributing to the campaigns?
Fernandina Beach City Commission
Fernandina Beach City Commission candi-
dates have reported raising more than $20,000 for
their campaigns this year. Tuesday's election pits
Commissioner Tim Poynter and Ed Boner, with
John Campbell Elwell and Pat Gass competing for
a second seat on the five-member board.
As of Oct. 31, Boner had reported contribu-
tions of $5,650, including a $3,000 personal loan
to his own campaign, and Poynter $4,945, includ-
ing $260 in personal donations of cash or in-kind
services to his own campaign.
Gass reported contributions of $12,060, includ-
ing an $11,000 personal loan, and John Elwell
$3,375. Gass reported spending the most of any
of the four, $4,147.
Boner's contributors include attorney Wesley
Poole, $100; business owners Melba and Robert
Whitaker, $100; Sam Alvarez, $200; Bernice
Wallace, $200; County Commissioner Steve
Kelley, $200; John L. Stevenson, $200; Noble
Monument Co., $150; investor PaigeV. Haimian
of Jacksonville, $250; former city commissioner
Beano Roberts, $100; airport FBO owner John G.
McGill, $250; airport FBO manager Sean McGill,
$100; Delia Taylor, $200; attorney John J. Cascone,
$250; Mary D. Ivens, $150; and former airport
board member Andy Curtin, $100.
Poynter's contributors include Lila Mayo,
$100; William F Flynn, $100; John Schroeder,
$100; real estate developer Cambridge South
Inc., $500; former county commission candidate
Phil Scanlan, $200; Mike Spifio, $100; Frances
Bartelt, $100; airport board member Samuel
Lane, $100; Forward Fernandina advocate Adam
Kaufman, $500; Tom Silverio, $100; Barbara
Harris, $100; retired executive David F Miller,
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$200; Neal Blalock, $100; Robert Dut1weiler, $100;
Deborah Powers, $100; financial advisor Pam
Brown, $100; Jane Bailey, $100; Meena
Contracting of Yulee, $200; Michael Gilsenan,
$1751 Canam Aviators of New Smyrna Beach,
which gives helicopter tours from the city airport,
$400; Sysco Food Distributor of Jacksonville,.
$100 in in-kind donation; Eric Bartelt, $175 in in-
kind services; Robert E. Spangler, $100; financial
advisor Stephen D. Sjuggerud, $100; business
owner W. Leonard Wood, $100; Lee Hamer, $100;
and Christian G, Rasch, $250.
Elwell's contributors include Rachel Smith,
$100; Douglas Newton, $250; Maryann
Schroeder, $100; Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler
Jeep of Yulee, $300; Willey Consulting of
Fernandina Beach, $100; Paul Gosnell, $100;
Kenneth Mertz, $100; Thomas E. Oden, $100;
Arte Pizza, $100; Sears Hometown Store, $200;
Kenneth L. Byrns, $100; Williai E F Flynn, $100;
Mary Elwell, the candidate's wife, $250; Thomas
S. Ceci, $100; Paul Condit, $100; real estate devel-
oper Cambridge South Inc., $500; retired exec-
utive David F Miller, $100; Thomas W. Spayde,
$100; developer Centre Street Chandlery, $125;
developer Wright Runway LLC, $125.
Gass's contributors include Mallory Smith,
$100; Tommy Elizabeth Purvis, $200; Joanne
Sparrow, $100; Mallory Smith, $100; realtor
Marcy Mock, $250; Noble Monument Co., $200;
and Frank Tuten, $100.
Final campaign financing reports are due after
Nassau County School Board
There are four candidates seeking two seats
Tuesday on the Nassau County School Board.
Incumbent Gail Cook is challenged by John
Pulice, while incumbent Kimberly Fahlgren faces
Russell L. Johnson.
Fahlgren has raised $25,197 while Johnson
had raised $12,875, according to financial reports
on file with the Nassau County Supervisor of
Pulice had raised $9,265 while Cook had raised
Cook's largest contributor was the Nassau
Teachers Association of Orange Park, $500.
Otherwise, she had contributed all the money
Pulice loaned $2,300 to his campaign. His
largest contributor was the Amelia Island Nassau
County Association of Realtors, $500. .
Fahlgren's largest contributors were
Exceptional Case Services of Hilliard, $500; attor-
ney Bryan C. Hogan of Orlando, $500; Julie
Collins, owner-operator of Exceptional Case
Services in Orlando, $500; Samantha Collins, an
executive assistant at that business, $500; attor-
ney Valerie Faltemier of Fernandina Beach, $500;
ihe Northeast Florida Builders Association of
Jacksonville, $250; Joan Knight of Hilliard, $500;
and businessman Garrett Mitchell of Jacksonville,
$500. Fahlgren and her husband,;Steve, had
either directly loaned the campaign or provided
in-kind services in excess of $10,000.
Johnson's largest contributors were poultry
producer Clyde Mizell Inc. of Hilliard, $500;
Nassau PA.C. of Orange Park, $500 before ihe pri-
mary election and $500 after; Franklin Tire Inc.
of Hilliard, $500; attorney John J. Cascone of
Fernandina Beach, $500; CESPA PA.C. of Orange
Park, $500; and the Florida Education Association
of Tallahassee, $500.
Johnson and his wife had either directly loaned
the campaign or provided-in-kind services in
excess of $5,000.
Final reports are due after Tuesday's elec-
Ocean Highway & Port Authority
Port Authority Commissioner Melvin Usery
is challenged in Tuesday's election by Richard
Bruce. Usery had raised $12,675 for his cam-
paign, while Bruce has raised $9,615, ......
to records on file with the Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections Office.
Final reports are due after Tuesday's elec-
Bruce had loaned himself more than $5,000 for
his campaign. His largest contributors were ship
agents and brokers T. Parker Host Inc. of Norfolk,
Va., $500; Amelia Maritime Services Inc. of
Fernandina Beach, $500; McAllister Towing &
Transportation Co. of New York, $500; and busi-
nessman Bruce A. Duff of Greenville, Del., $500.
Usery had loaned himself more than $6,000 for
his campaign. His largest contributors were insur-
ance firm Amelia Underwriters of Fernandina
Beach, $500; Florida Conservative Alliance of
Tallahassee, $500; First Coast Manufacturers of
Jacksonville, $500; and County Commissioner
Barry Holloway and his wife, FSCJ Trustee
Candy Holloway, $500 between them.
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and Delores Barr Weaver, former owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The donation is
the largest gift that Baptist Health has received in its 57-year history. It will go to the
health system's endowment where it will generate perpetual funding for programs in
pediatric and adolescent behavioral health. Baptist Health will recognize the Weavers'
gift with the naming of the new patient tower at its Jacksonville campus, which begins
serving patients in December. The J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Tower expands
services offered by Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Wolfson Children's
Hospital within the same structure.
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Tax Roll as delivered by the Property Appraiser. The Tax Roll is now open
for payment of 2012 taxes via the internet at www.nassautaxes.com using
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centrally assessed items and special assessments listed as ad valorem
taxes and non-ad valorem assessments. These taxes are collected on
behalf of the following taxing authorities: Nassau County Board of
County Commission (including MSF Municipal Service Fund), Nassau
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Town of Hilliard, Amelia Island. Mosquito Control, Piney Island
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ainnually and are responsible for ascertaining the amount of current
and delinquent taxes and paying them before April 1 of the year follow-
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Therefore, if you are a new property owner and do not receive a tax bill
or do not receive your tax bill at your current billing address, you must
contact the Tax Collector to confirm taxes due.
Discounts for early payment of assessed taxes shall be: four-percent in
November; three-percent in December ; two-percent in January; and
one-percent during the month of February. Zero discounts apply during
March. If payment is made by US Mail, discount amounts will be deter-
mined by postmark date.
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of the 2012 Florida Statutes as found in Title XIV Chapter 197.
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FRIDAY. NOVEMER 2.2012 NEWS News-Leader
PoundPuppies to magic mermaids
HEATHER A. PERRY
Locals who know him often
associate Mike Bowling with
the wildly popular toy line he
invented in 1984 called Pound
The small plush dogs with
floppy ears came in their own
carrying case with an adoption
They were the No. 1 toy in
the world in 1986-87, leading to
an animated TV show and
movie. The toys are still sold
today, 28 years later, and some
are collector's items.
A few years ago while walk-
ing on the beach collecting
seashells with his little grand-
daughter, Zurayah, Bowling
was explaining to her about the
sound of the sea inside the
"What lives in the
seashells?" Zurayah asked her
"Mermaids. And they're
only three inches tall," replied
And it was this exchange
that sparked the fantastical
world of "Waverly and the
Magic Seashells Unlock the
Secrets of the Sea."
There are six mermaids in
the toy line, one named Amelia
in honor of the site of the line's
inception. The mermaids have
long flowing hair and each
,comes with a little scepter hair-
brush, a magic pearl and a tiny
container for the pearl. Amelia's
is a small white seashell.
A different magic pearl
comes with each product, says
Bowling, and the more pearls
you collect, the more secrets
you unlock in the larger magic
seashell. There are 50 pre-
recorded secrets in all.
Imaginations take off run-
ning the moment the little girls
place the magic pearl inside the
niche in the magic seashell.
Lights come on; the mermaid
swings on her swing and
speaks, telling a secret about
the sea, such as, "Did you know
that crabs are excellent
The success of the toys is a
sidelight to the children's enjoy-
ment of them, said Bowling.
"One of the things I love
with kids is to spark their imag-
ination. That's the real key for
The toys debuted in August
and are making a big splash
with little girls and parents
alike. Extension products
include the magic scepter, a
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PHOTOS BY HEATHER. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Amelia, one of six Mermaids of Azarella in the new toy
line Waverly and the Magic Seashells, invented by local
toymaker Mike Bowling.
sweet shop and a royal sand-
"And we're already working
on more extensions for next
year," said Bowling.
The toys, manufactured by
Bridge Direct in China, are
designed for girls ages four and
up aid are available locally at
Target or online from Toys
To learn more and watch a
video about the :toys visit
-Friens of the.Li rary
Thursday, 5-7 pm
Non-members mijy ijin at ire a.0vc
Friday, 9:30am 6pm
Saturday, 9:30am 3pm
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Waverly and the Magice
Born in Kentucky and
raised in Ohio, Bowling moved
to Amelia Island in 1993. He
and his wife, Charlotte-, have
three grown children, Michelle,
Angela and Ray and five grand-
children, Zurayah, Taylor,
Brandon, Justin and Izrael.
Jack Webb immortalized
the saying "Just the facts
ma'am" in the television
series Dragnet in the
1960's. The no-nonsense
LAPD detective just wanted
to get to the heart of the
myself in the consumer's
shoes trying to make a
vehicle purchase, the con-
cept of "just the facts"
seems a good approach.
It has been awhile since
I discussed information
isk here -
buying a REFFER'S
new or CORNER
cle should -
not be a RickKeffer
endeavor. If you have an
emotional attachment to a
.body style, color, feature or
brand, don't ignore your
instincts. They are your
likes and that can be
looked at as a fact.
We'll start with advertis-
ing. As an auto industry
lifer, I will admit most of it
is not to, my liking. But let's
look at what can be helpful.
Print is a fraction of what it
used to be, but can still be
helpful. Ignore blanket
trade-in or discount repre-
sentations and look for the
specific vehicle with a stock
number that is offered.
Dealers will be aggressive
on new or used vehicles in
these ads because it is a
waste of dollars not to be.
Used car listings may get
the nod in the paper
because they are unique.
TV and radio are to pro-
mote a sale or brand the
dealership. Not a lot of facts
to take away from electron-
The Internet is where
most of the facts are.
and dealership websites, a
ton can be learned and
accomplished. I like the
manufacturer sites to
research a new vehicle.
Spec-ing out a car/truck is
a good exercise to see what
one would list for. Dealer
sites are useful for used
cars available and generally
a price is listed. Specials
can be part of web sites,
just focus on the ones that
are specific, like a rebate on
a new car, service or parts
offers, or financing incen-
There are independent,
for-profit sites that offer
information to those
shopping for a vehicle.
They can be helpful or con-
fuse the issue, depending
on how they are utilized.
The trade representations
they suggest are often
high. Think about it from
their position. Advancing
the optimum trade values is
offering the users what
they want to see and they
have no recourse. There
still exist NADA guides,
which are statistical data.
Lots of facts are readily
The facts also come into
play at a dealership. What
. 'inventory is here or com-
ing? What is my delivered
price? What is the trade dif-
ference? What financing is
available? What factory
incentives exist? Avoid esti-
mates of any part of the
shouldn't discuss ballpark
figures on trade-ins, inter-
est rates or discounts. If
you get to a point where
you want a quote, sit down
and get the facts. Facts
trump conversation in car
transactions and avoid
bent noses. Deal with
specifics and make buying
a car easier and more
Thanks for all the com-
ments Hollie and I have
gotten about the visit to
Katie's class. Have a good
Rick Keffer owns and
operates Rick Keffer Dodge
Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive
stories about automobile use
Mike Bowling with mer-
maid Amelia inside the
magic seashell that is part
of his new toy line.
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18 N. 2nd St. Fernandina Beach, FL (904) 261-7020
Local Artist owned and operated Gallery and
Art Education Center with classes and
demonstrations for all ages and skill levels.
ARTRAGEOUS ART WALK
Nov. 10th, 5-8pm- Gallery open reception
Nouveau Art "Fantastic Florida"
With Featured Artist- Karen McFadyen
IAA General Meeting
Nov. 20th, 7pm at the Educ. Center.
Steve Leimberg: The 4 stages of Photographic
Creativity. Public is invited!
FREE CHILDREN'S ART CLASSES
Call the gallery for times and to sign up!'
Kids, 6-9 years and Middle school 10-12 years.
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Support your Local Artists!
Ask for your free Artists of Amelia book
with anm $100.00 purchase
FRIDAY, NOVEMER 2.2012 NEWS News-Leader
"You never know what
you're going to find!" says
Brenda Thompson of A1A
Antiques and Collectibles
in Yulee, left. Becky
Miklas and Suzi Sergent,
far left, opened their
Antiques And More on
Sept. 28. Francis Flood
shows off a cute teddy
bear cookie jar at Old
Flood Store Antiques,
PHOTOS BY HEATHER A-: PERRY
I I1ATI IERA. PERRY
Those who enjoy spending
a crisp, fall weekend after-
noon browsing for antiques
will find three shops chock
full of goodies in the vicinity
of A1A-and US 17 in Yulee.
The first is AIA Antiques
and Collectibles, a familiar
landmark at this location for
14 years. Step inside this large
space and you'll find a huge
selection of items including
furniture, pottery, glassware,
collectibles and much more.
Speidell and Brenda
Thompson have a number of
vendor spaces set up inside
the shop and the displays are
located in the yellow
building next to the filling sta-
tion at 463146 SR 200, busi-
ness hours are Monday to
Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. on
Sunday. Phone 225-1950..
A little way up AlA across
from the railroad tracks near
Hart Road is Old Flood Store
Antiques. The location has
supported Flood family busi-
The original proprietor's
grandson and current owner,
Francis Flood, offers a variety
of antiques including hand-
knotted wool rugs, oak furni-
ture, memorabilia, art, glass-
ware, linens and heirloom
Business hours are 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
12:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday,
and other times by appoint-
ment. To learn more, call
Flood at 468-7998. Visit the
website at oldfloodstore.com
or check out their Facebook
page at The Old Flood Store.
The latest addition to
Yulee's antique shops is
Antiques and More at 463140
SR 200, the small building in
front of Sutton Place.
- The business opened Sept.
28 in a structure that has been
everything from a home to a
flower shop and a church.
Owners Becky Miklas and
Suzi Sergent travel all over,
looking for antiques to
arrange in tasteful vignettes in
several rooms inside the care-
fully restored interior.
A new boardwalk leads up
to the front door and once
inside, browsers are warmly
greeted and questions eagerly
Business hours are Mon-
day-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
and Sunday noon-5 p.m.
Phone (904) 226-0351 or (904)
210-6191 or like them on .
Facebook at Antiques And
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6A FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2.2012 OPINION News-Leader
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
It has been said that, "Truth is the
first casualty of war." The same could
be applied to the present political dis-
course in Nassau County. Two recent
letters published in your paper have
made erroneous statements regard-
ing the Ocean Highway and Port
Authority of Nassau County. I cannot
say whether this information was delib-
erate or simply out of ignorance. At
best, they demonstrate a lack of under-
standing of what our Port Authority
does. Regardless, disparaging the
actions of the Ocean Highway and
Port Authority through innuendo and
misinformation should not be allowed
to go unchecked. Here are the facts:
The Ocean Highway and Port
Authority owns the port, but it does
not operate the port. The Port of
Fernandina is currently operated by a
billion-dollar company called Kinder-
Morgan. Kinder-Morgan is involved
in pipelines, natural gas and shipping
as well as port operations on an inter-
national scale. Locally, the Port of
Fernandina is operated by them in a
"public-private partnership" with the
Ocean Highway and Port Authority.
While this public-private partnership is
legally complex, in effect, the Port
Authority is the landlord, Kinder-
Morgan is the tenant and the ships
that pass through are the customers
are Kinder-Morgan. The commis-
sioners of the Port Authority do not
presume to tell Kinder-Morgan how to
run its day-to-day business or attract its
Economic cycles occur regular-
ly. They are caused by a multitude of
factors and have been known since
antiquity. One has but to read Genesis
41,verses 17-31, for a biblical example.
Alarm and panic as economic tides
ebb and flow cannot form the basis
for sound business planning. Just
because Kinder-Morgan experiences,
a downward cycle in tonnage this year,
there is no reason to run around like
Chicken Little and cry, "The sky is
falling! The sky is falling!" The reality
is (1) the United States has been in an
economic slump for approximately
four years; and (2) despite the slump,
/ our private partner, Kinder-Morgan
believes in the economic viability of the
Port It believes in it to the extent that
it has chosen to exercise its option to
renew the operation agreement for
another 11 years! That was a business
decision by a company, based upon
solid economic, reality, not a fantasy
driven by the exigencies of.a political
While one of the Kinder-Morgan
customers experienced a decline in
its operations over that four-year peri-
od, Kinder-Morgan was pushing
record tonnage through the Port. Here
are the figures: from 2008 through
last year (2011) the tonnage through
the port increased to record levels,
peaking at 647,074 tons for 2011.
Have we experienced declines
before? Certainly. For example, from
2007 to 2008, the tonnage through the
Port of Fernandina declined from
531,837 tons down to 448,477 tons.
That was a drop of over 83,000 tons in
one year! Did we panic? We did not.
Neither did we go "hog wild" with
spending during the recent upswing
and record revenues. We have simply
stayed, the course because our long
range planning must extend across
these economic cycles. This year we
are seeing another downward portion
of the cycle, but this does not mean
that we change course. This down-
turn is no cause for panic because our
overall trends are upward.
While Kinder-Morgan generat-
ed record revenues for the Port
Authority over the past few years, the
Port Authority did what you would
hope any prudent business would dp:
(1) We secured grants for the.improve-
ment of the warehouses and their fire
safety systems, and for the wharfs and
docks and the overall port security
system. We began planning and grant
applications to expand the capacity of
the third wharf to handle bulk cargo as
well as containers. In other words, we
engaged in wide improvements to our
physical plant to better serve port cus-
tomers; (2) 'We negotiated a more
favorable contract with the federal
Office of Management and Budget to
increase our revenues from the
Customs House lease. In addition, we
updated our schedule of charges and
tariffs. In other words, we paid atten-
tion to the underlying factors that
affect our revenue'stream; (3) We paid
down our bond and secondary debts
at an accelerated rate, while increasing
our cash reserves. 'The net result is
that .we have less debt and more
money in the bank (i.e., liquidity) for
these economic times. In other words,
we put ourselves exactly where any
prudent businesses would want to be
when the economy stagnates.
The future: If we stick with our cur-
rent plans and programs, we will be
debt free in eight years. As we
approach that point, the money devot-
ed to debt service will be freed for the
development of additional infrastruc-
ture. That new infrastructure will be
used to grow good, high-paying jobs
for the citizens of Nassau County. That
is the plan.
Growing new jobs will not just hap-
pen. With the future in mind, we have
secured a grant-.from the Florida
Department of Transportation for
development of a unified plan (port
master plan) for port, intermodal and
logistics elements in both Fernandina
and Nassau County. We are currently
advertising for the professional plan-
ning services necessary for us to move
forward. In conjunction with that
process, we have already initiated
workshops with the city of Fernandina
Beach, town of Callahan, and town of
Hilliard to mutually assist and coordi-
nate efforts related to economic plan-
ning and growth.
You see, we are not trying to do
this alone and our vision for the future
is not limited to maritime shipping.
We are pledged to work with all of the
various local governments and with,
the Nassau County Economic
Development Board to build a brighter
economic future for all of the citizens
of this county. We will do what it takes,
within the broad powers of our state "
charter, to make this work. The real
bottom line is that we are already
actively engaged in planning for the
future. This process did not just start,
nor was it started in response to some
election year agenda. The job of the
Ocean Highway and Port Authority is
to grow jobs for the citizens of Nassau
County. That is what we are doing and
what we have been doing.
Danny Fullwood, Chairman
Ocean Highway and
Ir the spotlight us
This past Monday Fernandina
Beach was the venue for a "Victory
Rally" for Congressman Paul Ryan and
the Republican team. This event would
not have been possible without the
help and support from the communi-
ty and especially the city of Fernandina
It is not that often that we have a
chance to shine in the national spot-
light and host a national political cam-
paign of either party, and the com-
munity effort to help welcome Paul
Ryan was an example of what makes
our community exceptional on so /
When the Secret Service arrived
looking for avenue for this rally they (
were welcomed by the staff at the city
of Fernandina Beach and immediate-
ly local volunteers, party activists and
citizens came together to make this
event successful and reflect on our
community in a positive way.
I would like to express my appre-
ciation to Mayor (Arlene) Filkoff and
the city commissioners along with City
Manager Joe Gerrity and especially
Police Chief Jim Hurley. Without their
help it is unlikely we would have been
able to meet all the requirements in
the short time frame that was provid-
ed. r ,
Whether it was ensuring Internet
access at'the site, shuttle buses to help
transport attendees to the event site, -
getting portable toilets or the many cAq --
other venue details addressed. We are
thankful for the "can do" attitude.from
our city staff and elected leaders as we
worked to ensure a successful event.
I am thankful for the rhany volun-
teers who helped with parking, shut-
tles, checking attendees into the event
site and handing out bottled water for MIL,
those at the event site. UND
SThe many citizens and voters that I
came to hear vice presidential candi- WRH
date Paul Ryan was 3,500, far excee.d- A[0
ing our expectations and the volun- EAF
teers and city workers ensured J
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-Many of these visitors came from
surrounding communities and stayed
for lunch after the event. It was great
to see so many visitors, volunteers and
campaign workers at the local restau-
rants following the event helping spur
our local economy and small busi-
Fernandina Beach is a wonderful
place that we call home and this past
Monday I was proud of our city, its
leaders and the people who live and -
work beside us each and every day in
making our community a special place
we call home. It is always .great to
watch your city shine, especially when ....
the national spotlight is upon us.
Douglas D. Adkins
Republican Party of Florida
'Give us solutions'
Hooray for Nassau County School
Board member Gail Cook's letter last
week giving us her wise words on the
FCAT, "It takes a village to raise a
child" I sure hope the Nassau Village
is listening to her.
My first thought after reading her
comments drifted me back to
Washington Irving's famous short
story entitled Rip Van Winkle.
The general plot of the story is of
a man who mysteriously sleeps for 20
years to find himself in a changed
world. One could make the analogy
of Washington Irving's character that
Ms. Cook, after 20 years on the School
Board, is just now waking up to the
pros and cons of FCAT.
Accountability for student learning
should be more of a focus of the School
Board than bashing the FCAT that's
been around since 1999. Solutions, not-
the pointing of fingers, is what we want
from our elected officials.
Before we renew the calls to "end
the FCAT" let's examine the merits of
that idea with a less frenzied approach.
What happens after FCAT disappears?
Do we eliminate standardized testing
altogether or maybe we start over and
develop a new test with a new name?
Then we have the task to whom do
we give this assignment? Perhaps it is
the team recently chosen for writing
the "Guide to FCAT and FCAT 2.0
Accommodations for Students with
Disabilities," the learning institute at
Florida State University, Bureau of
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Services, which just published their
second edition (2010), which is sug-
gested reading for School Board mem-
bers who want to share stories.
It is certainly true that', the,
Department of Education made mis-'
takes with the new FCAT writing
changes. This past year the changes
were on a fast track to be implement-
ed. But the standards and'scoring cri-
teria were produced through a con-
sensus of Florida and national
language arts specialists the 'best
we have. We need to learn from these
mistakes and be more deliberative in
the future. It should not be an excuse
to throw out one of the mostcredible
assessments in the country.
Let's work toward positive motiva-
tion, making education engaging. and
If School Board members want
change, then give us solutions, not
short stories; after all,.the,world is
True price of freedom'
Veterans have been ent'iusted with
the survival of this great nation. Many
of them have given the ult'inate sacri-
fice of their life, not only'for their coun-
try, but also for their fellow soldiers.
The words I write to you today can
never hold a deeper meaning then the
feelings felt by a mom, dad or loved one
at the news that their soldier was killed
or wounded in action.
It seems almost impossible but true
that many of our finest young men and
women end up serving three and
sometime four tours of duty in a com-
bat zones And many reserve units are
being activated, serving two or.more
tours of duty.
How much more can we expect
from our soldiers?
How much more can we expect
from their families?
How much more can this country
We veterans are a proud and some-
times boastful group, surrounding our-
selves in the blood, sweat and tears of
times long past.
But no matter what our age, if called
to serve, we would gladly step forward
again.Because we fly our flag with
honor and humility for we know the
true price of freedom.
The letter "Stop glorifying the mil-
itary" (Oct. 19) is almost too easy a
subject to respond to. I will, however,
agree the word hero has been used to
the point that it doesn't reflect the true
intent of'the word. A hero, at least in
my mind, is the serviceman who
throws himself on the grenades to save
others. It is the fireman who goes past
the required point and risks his life to
save a child, or the cop whose similar
deeds pass what would be expected
An everyday serviceman is not a
hero. I think most of them would agree.
They are dedicated, hard-working men
and women who do a job, just like the
rest of us. The mentality of calling them
heroes, however, did not propel us into
wars such as (the letter writer) had
listed. I can tell you firsthand, as will
most Vietnam vets also tellbyou, we
were not held in a hero or superior
status during Vietnam, we were held
more .in disgrace by many as we
served, as well as when we returned
SKeep in mind that about 58,000 did-
n't return. I will bet most didn't want to
be there. Trust me, it wasn't and still
isn't the status of superior-ism that
brought about all these wars. It was
the politics at the time. You would be
hard pressed to find any serviceman
who enjoys the perils of war. Any war.
The writer answered his own ques-
tion when he asked, "What warrants
this special treatment? Were they draft-
ed? No! So they all took up this life
willingly as careers." It took no courage
to be drafted. It was simple, go in or
go to jail. No courage involved. Just a
simple decision for most of the time.
Today everyone who serves wants
to be there. Does this put them in a spe-
cial place in our country? Yes, in fact,
hell yes. The letter makes it sound that
it is only those who can't make their
own decisions and those so undered-
ucated that this is the only means to
survive. I personally take this as a
direct insult not only to myself, my
father, my son, but also to each and
every person now serving, but more
importantly to all those who were
buried under a flag-draped coffin
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Council on Agingg gla
A big thank you to supporters of the 9th
Annual Council on Aging Gala. We love you all
and appreciate your generosityy'
Particular thanks to Omni Amelia Island
Plantation for hosting this event and providing
wonderful service, food and donations.
Specifically, we are grateful for o.ur'"live' and
"silent" auction donors xwhic h are listed below:
A C Charters, Inc. Captain Mills, ATaste
of Wine by Steve, Amelia River Cruises, Barry
Richardson, Bar Zin Restaurant, Baxter's
Restaurant, Br'enda Price, C. Brett Carter,
Capital Grille of Jacksonville, Catherine
Turner, Chef Joe Cutajar, Chef Francesco
Milana, Christian Miniea-Hughes, Clark &
Ross Griffin, Colleen Perry, Cormier Hair
Studio, Cliff Drysdale Tennis Academy Omni
- AIP, Colleen Gaffey, Crawford Jewelers,
Debonair, Denine Nave, D.ome Healing
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- Mont Royal, Montreal, Canada, Omni Hotels
- Parker House, Boston, Omni Hotels Royal
Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Pat Haley, Pat
Lovejoy, Peggy O'Cain, Publix Super Markets
- Fernandina Beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island, Robison Jewelry, Sean McCarthy, Sol
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Art and Wells Fargo Bank.
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well as the board and staff of COA.
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Maybe a statue of Pajama Dave?
Alusings, opinions, observations, questions,
and random thoughts on island life, Fernandina
Beach and more:
Who is making the decision to erect a stat-
ue of IDavid Yulee in front of the old train depot
downtown? It makes more sense to plant a like-
ness of Mr. Yulee in the town center named
after him, if you can find it, or to place a monu-
ment of King Ferdinand of Spain in Fernandina
Beach or King George II's daughter Princess
Amelia, the town's and island's namesakes
respectively. We already have a very attractive
downtown monument to the area's servicemen
killed in action and there are historic figures
more deserving of a statue than a guy convict-
ed of treason, imprisoned following the Civil
War and whose railroad was built by slave
How about Books Plus owner Maggie de
Vries' suggestion to restore the railroad station
to its original likeness with the doors facing
Front Street and a covered loading dock area
where passengers and luggage were loaded
and unloaded and that will offer rocking chairs
and waterfront and train views to visitors, a
practical idea, and not a tribute to a traitor who
was chased out of town at gunpoint by the
legitimate federal government. And if a statue
is what the folks want, how about one to
France's Jean Ribault, who discovered the
island; Timucuan Chief Saturiwa, who aided
the French in their losing fight with the
Spanish: Sollecito (Mike) Salvatore, the father
of the modern shrimping industry; William
(Billy) Burbank, a shrimping innovator whose
nets are still being made here today. Or bring.
back the red caboose. Any other suggestions
A few thoughts on the official opening today
of David's, the elegant dining establishment at
the corner of Ash and SouthJEighth Street co-
owned by Myrta Defendini and Deborah Gold
of the Hoyt House and where I was fortunate
enough to get a sneak preview last week:
Expect to be wowed by the cheerful wait staff
with their black skirts and trousers, black
shirts, gold vests, no visible tattoos or.pierc-
ings, neatly trimmed haircuts for men and
pulled back styles for ladies and impeccable
Diners are handed an iPad and select their
wines by tapping the brand to see the label,
prices by the bottle or glass and read tasting
notes, I'm betting the elegant cocktail lounge,
which doesn't have a name, but should be'
dubbed "Dave's," will be the place to find out
what's happening around town as bartenders
Tristan Bennett and Benny Creamer will surely
attract the local muckedy-mucks for gossip and
spirits while talented saxophonist Aaron Bing,
tucked away in a corner, entertains with a
soothing mixture of jazz and popular tunes, and
a bar meau that actually includes filet mignon
sliders. Toss in the complimentary valet park-
ing, an interior that mimics the best midtown
Manhattan has to offer and a spectacular
seafood and steakhouse menu, and you've got
a surefire formulai for success. Call 310-6049 to
book your table any day of
the week or Thanksgiving
Day. Bon appetite!
Next weekend, Saturday
and Sunday, Nov. 10-11, close
to 300 folks from 10 countries
and 20 states so far will mix
with locals at downtown's
waterfront for the annual
DAVE'S P6tanque America Open with
W 1ORJaD this year's event featuring a
wine and beer bar, food and a
"Southern French Market,"
DavidN. ya'll, and music by Dan Voll
Scott and friends. Hotels report
that rooms aie filling up with
folks from England, France, Belgium,
Netherlands, Canada, Slovakia, Germany,
Mexico, Israel, Cayman Islands and Morocco
coming here just for our Belgian pal Philippe
Boets' organized tournament. The French mar-
ket will open both days at 9 a.m. and close
around 5 p.m. I'm betting the TSA airport folks
will be scratching their heads when their Xrays
spot all those small metal cannon ball-like
objects in players' luggage. Call 491-1190 if you
want to be part of the French Market.
Rayonier and RockTenn, the two island
mills that combined count close to 900 locals as-
employees, have two important things in com-
mon: they both depend on harvesting trees to
produce their respective products and they are
both incredibly good environmental citizens,
replenishing forests above and beyond any
government regulations and following sustain-
able forestry practices. But that may not be
enough for the far-out greenie environmental
crowd, reports the Georgia Public Policy
Foundation (GPPF), which says "some envi-
ronmentalists are working to establish an inter-
national standard for certification. This monop-
oly on certification it says could dramatically
hurt the United States (and Georgia and
Florida) because three-quarters of ottr nation's
certified lands could be excluded from the
market, meaning significant reduction in
domestic production, the loss of American
jobs, and sending U.S. dollars overseas." This
was detailed in a study released a few weeks
ago (Oct. 4) by the American Consumer
Institute. By the way, did you know that
Rayonier's forest crops make it the largest
property owner in Nassau County?
Speaking of the Georgia Public Policy
Foundation, some of its executives will be
among the more than 700 somber-minded
folks staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
the week of Nov. 12 as part of tht State Policy
Network conference (www.spn.org) so' all
those folks you see wandering around intently
rubbing their brows and blurting out "Eureka"
on occasion are thinking serious thoughts and
among them is one of my favorites, a South
African transplant to,Georgia, Ms. Benita
Dodd, probably the funniest serious person
I've ever met and a former award-winning
national journalist before bolting for the think-
Main Beach's Sandy Bottoms an island
restaurant and pub that should use the tag line
"Any closer to the ocean and we would be in
it!" is making some changes that began last
Monday so get out a pencil and paper and pay
attention as all you folks who are used to gob-
bling down all-you-can-eat wings on
Wednesday will now have to schedule that
pig-out on Monday evenings from 5-7 p.m. for
just $9 as $10 all-you-can-eat fish takes the
place of wings on Wednesdays, also 5-7, while
the popular buy one, get one free pizza is mak-
ing its annual fall return this Thursday
evening, from 5-7, but the two real stars
of the Bottoms' new menu, to me, will be the
debut on Saturdays of low country boils, with
one scheduled all day for $20 and a happy hour
one from 5-7 for $12. Oh, and Pajama Dave
handles Trivia on Mondays beginning at 7 p.m.
and live music and happy hour drinks are, as
always, all week long. Call 310-6904 if you're
If Wednesday is the night you've scheduled
for wings, then you can head to a couple of
places including south down Fletcher to The
Surf for an all you can eat wing extravaganza
for $10 from 4-9 p.m. including live music,
where the whole joint is now under the direc-'
tion of Rob Ross, who moves from the down-
town Palace Saloon to become Surf general
manager leaving two bartender Rob's on North
Second Street, one still at the Palace and the
other at Dog Star. Or you can stop at down-
town's North Second Street's Crab Trap where
they sell 50-cent wings all day and Bud Light
draughts for a buck from 5-7 p.m. And be sure.
to leave a fat tip for Sarah, who is marrying her
Camp Lejeune Marine in a country-western
themed wedding in a couple of weeks.
Speaking of Pajama Dave, and I'm not mak-
ing this up because his mama told me it was
true, our town's PJ-clad character, boat captain,
trivia host and barkeep was actually voted by
his high school colleagues in Tunkhannock,
Pa., "Best Dressed." What the heck happened?
One of the best bargains I've spotted in
town recently is the $20 twin lobster tail special
at the Crab Trap at 31 S. Second St. that comes
with three sides, a meal that normally goes for
'close to $40, so grab a friend, spouse, signifi-
cant other or just come alone at lunch or din-
ner but you may want to choose the 5-7 p.m.
time slot when barkeep Sarah is pouring Bud
Lights for a buck. Call 261-4749 with questions.
When you vote Tuesday you may want to
keep in mind what commentator Ben Stein said
recently... many of those who refuse or are
unable to prove they are citizens will receive
-free insurance paid for by those who are forced
to buy the insurance because they are citi-
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and to the family that received that
flag at gravesite. Ever been to one of
those events? The music is Taps.
Tell that mother, father, wife or child
that their loved one shouldn't have
gotten a bit of special attention at
the airport; or at a ball game.
The difference between police
and firemen is simple: they aren't
stopping crime and putting out fires
in another part of the vorld. They go
home at night. They see their kids
born; they go to their games. They
hold their wives, each night; they
kiss their kids at bedtime, There is
a big difference.
Did you ever think what it is like
in Iraq or living for months in a sub-
marine without ever seeing daylight?
Can you imagine waking up each
day and thinking, "If I step wrong, I
won't even hear the 'bang' that will
destroy me and change my loved
I am not going to go into all the
other reasons why we need the mil-
itary and how they are there to pro-
tect us; I would hope that is just
common sense to all. I will finish
with a simple thought.
Is it too much to ask of us to
show these folks the respect they
have earned? Is it that big of a deal
to let them board the plane first? I
would challenge anyone who is read-
ing this the next time you are board-
ing to openly in front of all passen-
gers challenge the right of any
serviceman to board before every-
one else. If you do, I promise you
this: You will be allowed to board
before them. They always take
those in wheelchairs first.
Mr. John Pulice's ad in the Oct.
31 News-Leader presents itself as a
"Nassau School Board Election
Guide." It is also obviously an attack
on the Nassau County Teachers
Association. Pulice is another new-
comer is who trying to score points
by joining the ever-popular pro-busi-
ness, anti-labor modern mantra that
has become a launching pad for cur-
rent office seekers.
As a retired teacher and a strong
advocate for teachers' rights to be
provided with a decent wage and
benefit package, I think this is a
cheap shot! What's next? Military,
police and firefighters' benefits, or
are teachers an easier target?
I think he is, at best, misguided.
Incidentally, in addition to 27
years in education, I have also
worked as a small business owner
for the past 24 years.
One final question, if he wins his
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smear campaign, will Mr. Pulice
donate his considerable new board
salary to a worthy charity as long
as it doesn't benefit teachers?
Why rm not
on the ballot
I was running for your next sher-
iff. As the first woman in the histo-
ry of Nassau was to run for election
to'this office, I taking a stand for
. the people of Nassau County and
spent four years preparing to do so.
I started running as Tea Party right
in the middle of Republican and
Democrats. Believing in We the
People! The people are the owners
of this country and this county. They
should have the right to choice.
Due to a few changes that took
place within legislation I was forced
to run no party affiliation, write in or
not at all. I picked no party affiliation
because I felt as sheriff it would be
my duty to serve and protect all the
people, regardless of anyone's party
affiliation. I feel the people of Nassau
County have been robbed of their
As it stands I needed approxi-
mately 498 petitions after the forev-
er changing rules that applied only
to me and no other candidate. I had
well over 1,100 petitions signed by
Nassau County voters. Their voice
went unheard. I was never supposed
to run in the primary election, only
in the general election. As it turns
out if you did not vote for a candidate
in the primary you will not be able
to have a voice! I would not have
been allowed on the primary ballot
to start with and the results were as
Registered voters in Nassau were
51,574 and 12,337 voters voted for
the county commissioner's broth-
er, Bill Leeper. There were 329 vot-
ers that did vote who did not vote for
any candidate listed for sheriff. That
leaves 39,237 voters that will not
have a choice for sheriff on the gen-
eral election ballot.
I promised The People if I were
elected as their next sheriff I would
never keep them in the dark about
anything that may affect them. I feel
We the People were stripped of our
constitutional rights, if the people
voted for me or not I feel I had a
right to run and the people had a
right to choice. I am keeping my
word to the people of Nassau
County as to not keeping them in the
dark about things that may affect
I have nonstop tried to get hell)
with this matter but it seems after
they have our vote we do not matter
at all. It took State Rep. Janet Adkins
over three months to contact me.
Our Gov. Rick Scott will not even
bother with this matter at all. I have
called him for months, also mailed
him as I was told to do by his office,
still no answer. Sen. Nelson, Marco
Rubio and many others ....
We need to rethink how it is that
we vote. The only party I am con-
cerned with is We The People. If
you feel this county's people have
been wronged yet again please write
a line, two, three, or a letter to Carol
Batchelor at P.O. Box 17124
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035. I will
keep you posted on what takes place
I would like to say that the pri-
mary election winner for sheriff Bill
Leeper had nothing to do with the
things that have taken place; nei-
ther did any of the other candidates
running for sheriff.
Thank you for the viewpoint
"DEP is no friend to the environ-
ment" (Oct. 17). You have suc-
cessfully placed everything togeth-
er, including the reducing staff and
Tallahassee control. Your statement
about pressure on employees is also
accurate; if you don't tow the line,
you are out in the new reorganiza-
For the first time I have read an
article that understands what is hap-
pening in DEP regarding the
destruction of the Florida environ-
ment for corporate corruption and
greed. It is like watching Robes-
pierre's Reign of Terror during the
French Revolution. As the DEP and
other state departments are being
guillotined, the masses stand by
and cheer. Thank you for being one
of the only articles I have read that
does tell it like it is.
FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 2.2012/NEWS-LEADER
SSpecial night of worship Nov. 9
GLENDA SIMMONS JENKINS
For the News Leader
Growing up in "the gospel music
capitol of the world" was a fit-
ting environment for a gifted
musician with a heart for min-
The youngest of four boys, the Rev.
Dr. Tony Erby-was the only one born in
Chicago, a city whose gospel music pio-
neers transformed the genre.
Being a Chicago native gave him an
advantage, the life-long musician said.
He had the privilege.as a young boy of
seeing Mahalia Jackson, James
Cleveland, Jessy Dixon, Rev. Milton
Brunson & the Thompson Community
Singers, "the Queen of Gospel"
Albertina Walker and a long list of other
"I had all that early exposure and
experience as a young kid growing up in
Chicago.... So that was really a key fac-
tor in helping me to cultivate a sense of
excellence and professionalism in
music," Erby said.
"I've been doing music and involved
in music all of my life and I know the dif-
ference between real praise and worship
(and) a concert or entertainment."
Erby will join Impact Your World
Church Inc. in presenting "A Night of
Worship: Let the Worshippers Arise,"
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at The River of
Praise, 83410 Saint Mark Dr., in Yulee.
The public is invited to attend and
experience how music can bring people
closer to God, said Erby who currently
serves on the staff of Kenneth Copeland
"My goal is to use music so that the
people will have a spiritual encounter
and a spiritual experience with God. So
that they leave changed," he said.
Following "A Night of Worship,"
Erby will facilitate a workshop the
next day at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.
The meeting with music ministers and
worship leaders will convene at First
Coast Inn and Suites, formerly Country
Inn and Suites, 462577 SR 200 in
Yulee. All interested in music as a vehi-
cle of worship are.welcome, but the pri-
mary benefit of the workshop will be for
those involved in music ministry, he
Erby's goal for the workshop will be
to "drill down into praise and worship,"
he said. "Sometimes we've not had a lot
of teaching into why we do what we do."'
The workshop will also provide mentor-
ing, something Erby has benefited fi-om.
And it will "strengthen our resolve," he
Coming from a'familyof si 'gers find
- preachers, Erby had an early resolve to
absorb music. In church, "I wanted to
be right up front listening" to the music,
he.recalled. As a youngster, when he
would accompany his mother to the
beauty shop, he would walk from booth
to booth sinking for the customers who
responded by rewarding him with
dimes and nickels.
And byage six, Erby made his pref-
erence for gospel music known to his
-1..... .king him before
.*'-I. ing church serv-
Si. Il iust going to be
S P- ] 1l"n... tonight?"
1 I,. Erby teaches
1 i i i,. i. thing the gospel
S.1 -1ni ig the gospel
*1.. I: i,.,..ther. "The spo-
L i' t .....] I and the word
Dr. Tony sung they go together.
Erby They are not meant to
to complement each
subs.tte eaha thes be t
iI,.,he 1, in a li ministry,
i I .miis....I thI Iat worship
ai. ,.,,:,e "ep.oo iazed and
'h.lI is dch ,lon n racial and
de ,, ,s, t ,ali ,r,,o lines.
"-rNh;lo ,, a o, ,,,,, .o thing that
al,' -j I,,llhi .d me." He
Beveryly has been particularly sen-
Erby sitive to connecting people
from different back-
grounds. "That's been a
key piece in my life," he said. As a music
minister he serves as "a bridge between
races and denominations, the educated
and uneducated, the poor and the rich."
"'"This is reaching out on one accord
and in one spirit to worship God togeth-
er," said the Rev. Kalvin Thompson, pas-
tor of Impact Your World Church Inc. "A
Night of Worship" demonstrates to the
local community that different members
of the body of Christ can worship
together function together "and focus
on Him," he said.
Thompson said he anticipates a
revival or a spiritual awakening. He
hopes this gathering will spawn other
opportunities '"that we can all come
together using the different gifts" to
helpl) all Christians.
"We may not agree on every point of
doctrine," Thompson said, "but we
agree that Jesus Christ is Savior and we
can focus on that."
At the River of Praise, "We love wor-
ship. We're a worshipping church," the
Rev. Larry Osburn said. The church is
hosting "A Night of Worship" in collabo-
ration with Impact Your World Church.
"We think highly of them," Osburn said
of Thompson and the Impact congrega-
As pastor o0 the River of Praise
since 1986, Osburn sees the collabora-
tion as outreach ministry. "We're excit-
ed about seeing churches come togeth-
Erby came to Kenneth Copeland
Ministries, based in the Dallas-Fort
Worth area, after working as an educa-.
tor', obtaining his doctorate in psycholo-
gy and opening a private practice,
attending the Rhema Bible Training
Center and serving as a music minister
in the mid-west, southwest and on the
west coast. -
At Kenneth Copeland Ministries,
where he has been on staff for 10 years,
Erby currently serves as senior associ-
ate pastor of Education and Pastoral
Care. He also once worked as full-time
administrator for the music department.
"God has allowed me to use music,
lmpi:ic Your W..'rld Church Inc,
llth R- v Klvin Thompson. pastor.
P'ies:nti A Niht oi WVor-hip Ltt illi:
WVor,lhippi.r As ist-' at 7 .) p m .
Fi idam, Nuv 9. inside ibh- Riv.:r %f
P'riis.e \\"Vi ship Cunier sanctual %.
.:;41lu SAinl Mark Driv1, Yule, Ih<-
R.-v l.ar rv Osburrn. p:f.l.,'r
The Rev Dr. T,'ny Erl1' i.P the -spc
cia.l tuest worsh lNp ih:adf, I_-i thie rv-
ice El by will al-o facilitatE a "Mu.ic
Minisry, \\.rksh,,p.' Il a.m.
I k'liurday, Nov in, ai Fii st Coa.t Ihin
and Suites'. itimi-I ly Coiunit i Inn and
;u iires, 46257's77 >R '_i in Yul.e.
behind Hatl cr King
Atl 1 p.rn First la.,dy l-'Peily Erbi
Swill lead a "Ministers' Wies
RO.undlabic'." for Ihi- wivus; ol cler:y-
'inn only No co. tlot adnis-'sionl
Pluast. e's.-rve'. your space foi the
,I rk-,hop and ruindltable b~\ calling
teaching the word, counseling and edu-
cation, all those streams, if you will, as
avenues to help people," he explained.
Erby calls his wife, Beverly, also a
Rhema graduate, "a capable minister."
The two married 32 years ago aud have
an adult son and daughter. Bevqrly Erby
will facilitate a Minii-er.' Wiv, '.
Roundtable at I pin No','. Ii injc .
same Yulee location as the wu\y k-hop
'The love "hai yu walk in a-s ; wife
comes from GCd." she aidi. "'ii, lovre
him (your husband) with -i, love of the
Lord." ; 1'.., I
Beverly Erby said she -iiachie' minis-
ters' wives because "tlhire'- n.uot sn ulit--
let for them." The roundtable. open only
to the wives of clerg n men. is desiin,-d
for the purpose ol "showing ladies, their '
position in order to uphold the lan of
God," she said.
"God is a spi-i. Wthn we get inst the
spirit and train womni,_n to walk in the
spirit... Being spiritually mirded. you
can be victoriou ov\'ei a nmhing." she
-Tony Erby said he received his spiri-
tual gift after his mother prayed for him.
She was attending a gospel concert
while pregnant with him.
"'Lord, I'm not able to sing like these
people here,'" Erby said, repeating his
mother's words. "'I would just ask that
you would allow my child to be able to
minister in music like these people are
doing,'" she prayed during the concert.
"And as a result ol hat pr'Ler-J
believe, whli I di covered veiv a-
pull and an am action toward musnsk. par-
ticularly gospel mus.c, child ch mu-ic
From around ageI 11 wh-n lhe
became a churbtch uganisi. to ag,: 16
when hejoin,:d rhe stall.f hi-. I,..:'
church as a:i as-istant riiusic' niri stet.
until-now, Erby c.,nti.iiie ii, uw-' in hlis
"The jou ney s.rai ted in mi miiih i 's
womb," he said "I hiav- never. e\-ti
taken my hb.nd o)f0 o11f miiiic espes. abll
Eleanor Simon of Amelia
Island Plantation enjoys
her 101st birthday at the
Long Point Golf Club on
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation with her fel-
low water aerobic bud-
dies and good friends,
right. Simon still drives
her golf cart around the
Plantation and to water
aerobics on a regular
basis. Her birthday cake
is surrounded, from left,
by Ardith O'Day, Marge
Hampton and Brenda
Price, party coordina-
Miss Smith, Mr. Highstone
Courtney Lee Smith and
Rory Colin Highstone, both of
Pembroke Pines, .will be mar-
ried Nov. 10, 2012, at St.-, .
Michael Catholic Church with
Deacon Scott Joiner offiialt-
ing. The reception will followw
at Walker's Landing.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Roger and Jana .
Smith of Fernandina Beach.
The bridegroom-elect is the
son of Harry Highstone of
Merritt Island and Robin
Highstone of Verplanck, N.Y
Erika Patricia Alfonso aid :n :
Stephen Carter McColluin, '
both of Amelia Island, were .
married May 31, 2012, on
Providencia Island with ,
Raymond Taurus of iciating
The bride is the daughter
of Juan and Patricia Alfonso of
Providencia Island. The bride-
groom is the son of Oscar and
Peggy McCollum of Glen SL
Sheena Maria Croseley
and Marcus Charles Lang Jr.,
both of Folkston, Ga., will be
married at 4 p.m. Nov. 10,
2012, at Folkston United
Methodist Church with the
Mr. and Mrs. McCollum
Rev. Dave Willett officiating.
The reception will be held at
the Millhouse Convention
Center in Kingsland, Ga.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Brian and Joy
Crossley of Fernandina
Beach. She is the grand-
daughter of Myrtle Crossley
and the late Les Walton and
the late Wendell Max Burch
and Clara Ruth Burch.
The bridegroom-elect is
the son of Linda Lang and
Kathy.Lang, both of
.3runswick, Ga. He is the
grand son of Mary Elizabeth
Woodall and the late Troy
Franklin Woodall of Albany,
Ga., and Marcell Knight Lang
and the late Hubert Ward
Lang Jr of Brunswick, Ga.
Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Craft
of Fernandina Beach celebrat-
ed 70 years of marriage. They
were married Oct. 24, 1942, in
Richmond, Va. They celebrat-
ed their 70th wedding anni-
versary Qct. 24 in Fernandina
The Crafts' children are
Chris and Deby Craft of New-
ton, Pa., Elizabeth Lisevitz
Uglik of San Diego, Calif., Ka-
ren Craft of Saratoga Springs,
N.Y., and Kevin and Denise
Craft of Baltimore, Md.
K OF DONATION
Knights of Columbus Paul Gosnell, left, and Paul
Donovan, right, present a donation check to Patrick
Kennedy, administrator of the Care Centers of Nassau
County. The donation was made with funds raised at the
annual St. Michael Knights of Columbus Charity Golf
Tournament. The tournament is held each fall and rais-
es money for various Nassau County charities. This
year's tournament will be held Monday, Nov. 12 at the
Amelia National Golf and Country Club. For more infor-
mation on the golf tournament or to donate, contact Tom
Smeeton at 321-4139.
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stouldn [ throw stones' is a pturesque way
of saying tat people snoulan r judge others
for sin: which they themselves; are guilty of
Thisis the proverbial pot calling uhe I Ele
lack. it reminds us ol Je:us advice to itae
the log out of your own e)e relore- Irying to
remove the :pecll from your brother ei
IMatthew 7.41 We often "eem to hiav a i.nd
spot for our own sins though ive usually re
quite aware orf these same sins in cur
neighbor; Again and ngarn Jcsu1 ell% u; 13
Judge noi. that you be not judged'" (Mannhei
7.1) Pemaps one of Ihe moirr memorau
examples of this inl the Bible is whnn a cr.L j
bnngs to Jesus a d oman viwo had neen
caugnr in Lthe r of adultery They put Je:u,
on tie :pol by saying thar "in th'e law Moi.:
commanded us to none ;uchn luna do ,ou
say about her? johna 8 5 Js.ul resp.rn ,
SSimple and Dbadrifull, compasson.1t Let
him who is without sin among you b-e tn rlrr
to throw a stone it her |Jonn 8 71 On- by
one, they went aWay I ,ing no ,on. ro
S condemn her Ultimate
judgement is reserved for
God alone and while God .
was here on e.wrth In the
form or Jesui He reserveal-
is harshest widom for
those who were
The Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach is having a
silent auction at each of its meetings through December
to raise funds for the school media centers at Southside,
Emma Love Hardy, Yulee Primary and Yulee
The meeting Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. is open and
the public is invited to make Atta Girl Bracelets for
women who have cancer or those who have recovered
from the illness. Everyone gets to make a bracelet. Lee
Buchannan, who initiated Atta Girl Bracelets, will direct
the project. Lunch will be provided for $8. To attend,
RSVP to Dale Deonas at 261-3045 or speak with a
Woman's Club member by Sunday.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMER 2.2012 NEWS News-Leader
Local firm helps create
Monument to veterans
HE-ATlI ER A. PERRY
Ron Noble is a U.S. Army veteran and Purple
Heart recipient who served during the Vietnam
His firm, Noble Monument Company of
Fernandina Beach, was chosen for a special mon-
ument project by coordinator Lt. Col. Robert
Adelhelm, USMC Ret., of the Jacksonville
Semper Fidelis Society, which funded it.
The monument, designed by architect Tat
Chan and sculptor James Lynch, is constructed
of black granite and stainless steel, and inscribed
with an old Marine Corps emblem. It has two pol-
ished panels and two unpolished. -
The inscription reads: "Jacksonville Semper
Fidelis Society, November 10, 2012 (the USMC
birthday). In Honor of Marines and Navy FMF
Corpsmen, Uncommon Valor is 'still a common
virtue. Semper Fidelis."
The front also has a sculpted bronze eagle,
globe and anchor and the sides are supported by
two stainless steel fins.
The monument is three feet tall, three feet
wide, narrowing down to two feet square at the
bottom, and weighs 2,750 pounds.
On Nov. 10, the monument will be dedicated
at the Jacksonville National Cemetery in mem-
ory of Marines and Navy Corpsmen. It is the
first commemorative piece to be donated to the
Jacksonville National Cemetery.
"It has taken approximately six months to
create the memorial," said Noble, whose com-
pany was also involved in creating and obtaining
the memorial plaque for the chimney at the
Veterans Memorial Park at Central Park in
Fernandina Beach, dedicated Sept. 30.
Frdm left, architect Ta7 'Can, Ron Noble of Noble Monuments, Lt. Col. Robert
Adelhelm, USMC Ret, odfthe Setnper Fi Society, and Byron Googins at the
Jacksonville National Cemnetery.r *,
Nassau School Board Election Guide
Focus: Taxpayers, Parents & Students
Supports: Supports Expanding School
Choice Options for Parents
Taxes: Opposes Tax Increases
Opposes School Choice
Voted twice to Raise, TAXES
WASETEFUL SPENDING: Gail Cook voted to SUPPORT spending $2.5
million for a makeover of the school board building. (Source: school
board minutes July 20, 2012)
FREE HEALTH CLINIC: Gail Cook supported a FREE HEALTH CARE CLIN-
IC for employees in.,qaddition to PROVIDING health insurance costing
taxpayers $838,00'. Was withdrawn because meetings were held out-
side the sunshine.'(S'ource: Fernandina Beach News Leader 11-5-2010
and school board minutes)
BUDGET MANIPULATION: Gail Cook voted to approved a $1.5 million
increase in salary and health for employees on November 9, 2010 and
again on January 27, 2011 despite concerns fromthe local Chamber of
Commerce and.taxpayers about-these raises when faced with a $5 mil-
lion shortfall. The Superintendent then noticed a reduction in work-
force April 14, 2011 to deal with a $1.5 million shortfall. This is the
exact amount of the raises that were awarded. Entry level workers paid
the price. (Source: school board minutes 01-27-11 and April 14, 2011
Superintendent memo to board)
IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE!
BETTER OVERSIGHT MEANS
BETTER USE OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS!
TIME FOR A FRESH VOICE FOR OUR CHILDREN
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FRIDAY, NOVEMER 2.2012 News-Leader
Girl Scout Troop 880 will.
hold a yard sale today and
Nov. 3 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at
85088 Ausmus Road in Yulee.
Stop by Cats Angels, 709 S.
Eighth St., on Nov. 3 from 9
a.m.-2 p.m. for a huge garage
sale. It's their first one in a few
months and will include lots of
new inventory, including fur-
niture, books, household
items, toys, bric-a-brac and
more. Come early for the best
selection. All proceeds sup-
port of Cats Angels, Inc.
SPCA a 501(c) 3 nonprofit
organization that receives no
government monies and relies
solely on donations, grants
and fundraising to support its
The Ann Dickens Circle of
United Methodist Women at
Memorial United Methodist
Church will have their annual
garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. on Nov. 10 at 4418
Titleist Drive, Fernandina
Beach. Proceeds are used to
support charitable missions.
Fort Clinch State Park, 2601
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach, will host a Union
Garrison from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Nov. 3 and 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 4
where visitors can interact with
living historians to experience
life in the fort as it was in 1864.
The grounds will be bustling
with soldiers in period cos-
tumes involved in firing demon-
strations, marching drills, cook-
ing and daily activities. Ladies in
their dresses, sutlers display-
ing their wares and drummer
boys will bring every part of
the Civil War-era to life.
For information, contact the
park at 277-7274 or visit
608 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Blue mist a pretty perennial
Q. I am seeing a very pret-
.ty purple wildflower
growing along the roadside
here in Northeast Florida,
what is it? SW
. I believe you are refer-
.ring to the blue mist
flower (possibly Conoclinium
coelestinum), which is a com-
mon wildflower found
throughout most of the east-
ern part of the United States
to New York and Canada,
B-, 'r .tolerates sun
t po shade and is
for small to
TALK birds and
... Blue mist-
Beckylordi flower is a
that propagates by under-
ground rhizomes as well as
prolific number of seeds,
which makes it a difficult
plant to keep in one area. The
seeds are easily spread by
wind and animals but a gar-
dener with a keen eye can
collect them before they
spread to other areas.
For those gardeners who
do not mind a less fussy gar-
den this perennial is a won-
derful addition. It looks very
similar to annual ageratum
but the flower color is more
intense. The flowers are
made up of a very pretty pur-
ple-blue color but it has no.
rays (or petal-like struc-
tures). Blue mist flower
grows to about 2-3 feet tall
with abundant blooms
appearing in the fall (late
September to October). It
will be somewhat shorter
and less colorful if it does not
receive sufficient water. With
all the rain we have received
this year, it isno wonder blue
mist flower is in its full glory
this fall.. Its cold hardiness
zone is 4-11.
Q I have noticed a little
:hairy butterfly that is
blue and gr,',:i flinihng
al (uind my wildllowvtr- pichh
It seems to have along
tail compared to its wings..
What can you tell me about
PHOTO BY REBECCAJORDI/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER
The blue mist flower grows to about 2-3 feet tall with
abundant blooms appearing in late September to
A. I believe you have spot-
*ted a longtailed skipper,
which is commonly found
throughout Florida. The
caterpillar form is not our
best friend as it is often the
one we see hidden in a bean
leaf rolled around its body.
Other plants from the bean
family can be eaten by this
caterpillar too such as
American wisteria and the
native hairy indigo.
Skipper caterpillars are
easy to spot as their heads
are brown and quite large
compared to the rest of its
body. The body of the cater-
pillar is light green with yel-
low, parallel stripes down its
back. This butterfly, which is
about 1-1/2 inches wide, is
equally distinctive because of
the long, narrow tails that
extend beyond its hindwings.
The upper portion of the
skipper's hindwings has a
metallic, blue-green color,
which catches the light as
'the butterfly flits from flower
Skippers, like other but-
terflies, are pollinators so
they can and do serve a use-
ful purpose and the adult
causes no damage to our gar-
Q.When should I plant
strawberries here in
Northeast Florida? GK
A Plant strawberries in
'.late October through
Nojvembjbi Place strawberry
plini;. in i ows 36 inches
apart and 12 inches apart
within each row. Elevate
rows 6 inches above existing
soil to ensure good drainage,
whenever possible, use drip
irrigation to reduce disease
on leaves and fruit. Use pine
straw to reduce weed prob-
lems and slugs.
Specific cultivars recom-
mended by the University of
Festival- (plant Oct. 10-20);
Florida Radiance (plant Oct.
5-15); Winterstar (plant Oct.
1-5). Chetc: k out the Univer-
sity of Florida publications on
strawberries: Growing straw-
berries for the Home Gar-
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
County Extension Director for '
Nassau County and Nassau
County Horticulture Agent III,
is a University of Florida fac-
ulty member Extension loca-
tions are the satellite office at
the County Building in Yulee
and the main Extension Office
in Callahan. The UF/IFAS
Demonstration Garden is
located at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex and
demonstrates best manage-
ment practices for Northeast
Florida. Mail questions to
Garden. Talk, c/o Rebecca
Jordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1,
Callahan, FL 32011. Visit
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Toys for Tots
The Fernandina Beach
Kayak Club, in partnership
with the Marine Corps
League, will host the third
annual Toys for Tots Kayak
Paddle at 10 a.m. Nov. 3 at
Lofton Creek. Put-in will be
at the Melton 0. Nelson
Boat Ramp on A1A.
This event is open to the
public with a donation of a
new toy (either boy or girl).
The trip will be an easy
three-hour paddle on the tan-
nic stained Lofton Creek,
transitioning into a salt
marsh. Potential wildlife
includes turtles, alligators
Participants are required
to wear personal flotation' '
devices. Bring water, inset
'repellent and food (if desir-
ed). For information contact
Why are we fai,:inati-d
with monsters and t hle mys.
-.terious? They creep into our
dreams and thoughts; we
seek out souvenirs and keep
'our eyes on the h1., izon for a
glimpse of them. Come learn
about these creatures of the
deep and the types of shark
teeth that can be found on
area beaches, at 2 p.m. Nov.
3 at the Ribault Club -on Fort
George Island Cultural State
Park. No reservations are .,
necessary and ilth pi ograri
is free Call (Iot 251-23201or
visit www floridasrar,-parks
The very popular Sarah
Cohen of Cohen's Pecans
will return to the Amelia
Farmers Market for the
third season with her gour-
met shelled and in-shell
Nov. 10 and 17, just in time
for Thanksgiving. She'will
return to the market just in
time for the holiday season
on Dec. 15 and 22.
At the market Nov. 3 will
be all the regular vendors as
well as Doug's Wild Alaska
Salmon featuring boneless
sockeye salmon, smoked
salmon, salmon burgers and
halibut steaks, PC. Fresh
Culinary Herbs and Batch
501 sauce, mixes and rubs.
Sign up for the E-Mail
Newsletter at www.amelia-
market, open every Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., features
farm-fresh produce and a
variety of organic products
and specialty foods. Choose
from a wide variety of spe-.
cialty tropical and landscap-
ing plants. The market is
located at the Shops at Omni
Amelia. Island Plantation. No
pets, please. Call 491-4872 or
visit www. ameliafarmers-
Open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
every Saturday on North
Seventh Street, Amelia
Island Market Place features
nearly 40 booths of fresh-
farm produce, eggs, honey,
meats, jams, flowers, fresh
bread, organic dog treats,
tasty jerkies and other good-
ies. Returning this week are
Reed's Groves and Olive My
Olive My Pickle, a
farmer's market favorite,
returns to Fernandina every
other Saturday. Their black
bean hummus is ideal for
holiday parties, and you can
find olives stuffed with gar-
lic, lemon, hot peppers, blue
cheese, anchovies and more.
Reed's Groves has avari-
ety of citrus for every sea-
son. The family moved from
Maine to Lake Weir, Florida,
in the late 1800's after read- .
ing a newspaper article
describing how home-
steading land was free for
the taking. Visit Reeds
The Barnabas Center is
the community organization
of the week. Guitarist Larry
LeMier will provide music
and Jennifer Bradsher will
give a Jazzercise demonstra-
tion. Call or text Dr. Joe Lee
at (904) 557-8229 or visit
In an effort to expand its
participants and scope, the
Committee is being reorgan-
ized from a city to a citizen-
based committee, initially
named Sustainable Amelia
Island. The new group is
open to all Nassau residents,
interested individuals and
grolips. A reorganization
meeting will be held Nov. 5
at 6:30 p.m. at Peck Center
on South 10th Street.
Areas of anticipated em-
phasis include energy con-
servation, renewable energy,
and economic development.
or comments to
On Nov. 5, County
culture Extension Agent
Becky Jordi will conduct a
Plant Clinic from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. at the Yulee Extension
Office (A1A and Pages Dairy
Road). All county residents
are invited to bring plant
samples showing problems
'in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
and solutions offered for cor-
r>-c i,_,n There is no fee for
i this -,'i vi,_e. For information
call 914 1 S79-1019. Master
(Gal dl .-,: 1i are on phone
duty Fridays, at 491-7340.
Stem the invasion
Kathy Russell, manager
of the Egans Creek
Greenway for the city of
Fernandina Beach, will pres-
ent an overview of non-
.native invasive plants and
how they affect our environ-
ment at the Nassau County
Sierra Club meeting Nov. 7
at 7 p.m. at the Council on
Aging, 1367 South 18th St
; The public is welcome.
Invasive species have
fewer natural enemies and
often a higher survival rate
than native species. They
often drive local native
species to extinction via
competition and niche dis-
placement. Biotic invasion is
considered one of the five
top drivers for global biodi-
versity loss and seems to be
increasing. For information
call Julie at 583-4388.
Nassau County Sierra
Club will partner with the
.-.'city Parks and R:-ci ation
17. p 1 in,,rnt to li.-_ .'imntrol
ni ii,-nai'. e invasive plants in
the Egans Creek Greenway
basin on Nov. 10 starting at
Come armed with enthu-
siasm, gardening gloves,
pruning shears, pruning
saws and lopers. Invasive
species are considered one
of the.greatest threats to bio-
diversity because they dis-
place native plant communi-
ties, degrading the habitat
for native wildlife. Don't have
your own tools? Just bring
gloves. Meet in the parking
lot behind the Recreation
Center on Atlantic Avenue at
10 a.m. Nov. 10. A small
army is needed to help eradi-
cate the invasive species of
Mile-a-Minute Vine, China
Berry and Tallow Plants.
The featured speaker at
the Nov. 13 Wild Nite Nature
Forum will be Georgia Sea
Turtle Center Director and
veterinarian Dr. Terry
Norton. The program will
begin at 7 p.m. at the Peck
Center auditorium, 516
South 10th St. in Fernandina
Beach and is free and open
to the public.
Norton will speak about
the work of the Sea Turtle
Center on Jekyll Island, Ga.,
in rehabilitating injured, sick
and stranded sea turtles
along the southeast coast, as
well as the rehabilitation of
other endangered species
that the center undertakes.
The Wild Nites nature
forum series is held on the
second Tuesday of each
:month by Wild Amelia,
Whose mission is to protect
the wildlife and wild places
of Amelia Island through
education. Visit www.wilda
melia.com or the Wild
Amelia Facebook page. The
seventh annual Wild Amelia
Nature Festival will be held
Florida Native Plant
Society, lxia Chapter, will
meet Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at
Regency Square library,
9900 Regency Square Blvd.,
Jacksonville. The program
will be "Investigating the
mode and tempo of specia-
tion using a native plant-
insect system. A two year
update," presented by UNF
Biology Professor Dr. Tony
Rossi. The meeting is free
and open to the public. Visit
or call (904) 655-2550 for
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Help with Medicare
BY JASON ALDERMAN
1-or the News-Leader
For senior citizens, the most important deci-
sion you will make this fall comes in the form of
choosing the most appropriate Medicare cover-
age options lor next year.
Medicare's 2013 open enrollment period runs
to Dec. 7. For most current enrollees, that's the
only time to make coverage changes for the
coming calendar year (exceptions are made if
you later move outside your plan's service area,
qualify for financial assistance or a few other sit-
Several changes to Medicare take effect in
Medicare Part D participants who reach the
so-called doughnut hole coverage gap will begin
receiving a 52.5 percent discount on brand-name
prescription drugs and a 21 percent discount
on generics, compared to 2012's 50/14 percent
Medicare will begin covering additional pre-
ventive and screening services, including assess-
ments and counseling for depression, alcohol
misuse, cardiovascular disease and obesity.
A redesigned Medicare Summary Notice,
which explains what your doctor/ provider billed
for, the Medicare-approved amount, what
Medicare paid and what you must pay.
Medicare also recently overhauled its website
(www.medicare.gov), adding many new features
and simplifying the language and site naviga-
tion. For example:
The homepage now provides direct links for
common tasks like applying for Medicare, chang-
ing plans, calculating costs, researching what
different plans cover and more.
Search for whether a specific test, item or
service is covered under Original Medicare
(Parts A and B).
Quick links to replace a lost Medicare card,
find a Medicare Advantage (Part C) or pre-
scription drug plan (Part D).
Find doctors and other health profes-
sionals, nursing homes, hospitals, home health
services and health/drug plans, and make
'ide-by-side comparisons of costs and care pro-
It can be accessed on mobile devices like
tablets and smart phones so you can seek infor-
mation anywhere, anytime. ,
Briefly, Medicare provides health care ben-
efits to people age 65 and older and those
under 65 with certain disabilities or end-stage
renal disease. For most people, the initial
enrollment period is the seven-month period
that begins three months before the month
they turn 65. If you miss that window, you
may enroll for the first time between Jan. 1
and March 31 each year, although your
coverage won't begin until July 1. To.apply for
Medicare online, visit www.ssa.gov/medicare
Medicare plans and coverage options include:
Part A helps cover inpatient hospital, skilled
nursing facility, hospice and home health care
Part B helps cover doctor's services, outpa-
tient care and some preventive services. It's
optional and has a monthly premium.
Part C (Medicare Advantage) offers plans
run by Medicare-approved private insurers as
alternatives to Original Medicare. Most cover
prescription drugs and some include extra ben-
efits at additional cost.-You're usually required to
use the plan's provider network.
Part D helps cover the cost of prescription
drugs. It's optional and carries a monthly pre-
mium. These privately run plans vary widely in
terms of cost, copayments and deductibles and
Some people also purchase additional
Medigap (Medicare Supplemental) insurance
offered by private insurers. It follows strict gov-
ernment coverage guidelines and helps pay for
many items not covered by Medicare, includ-
ing deductibles, copayments and coinsurance.
Understanding and choosing the right
Medicare options can be complicated and
time-consuming. For assistance, call 1-800-633-
4227 or read Medicare & You, a detailed guide
that explains Medicare in easy-to- understand lan-
guage; it's found at www.medicare.gov.
Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial edu-
Independent Certified Financial Planner
professional Mark Dennis will present a free
educational workshop titled "Managing
Health Care Expenses in Retirement: What
Baby Boomers Need to Know About
Medicare and Long-Term Care" at 6 p.m.
Thursday at Caf6 @ the Hamptons, 95742
Amelia Concourse, Yulee.
Topics will include:
How Medicare enrollment periods work
and what you need to do to avoid late-
How much you can expect to pay in
health care costs after going onto Medicare.
How Medicare works with private insur-'
ance to provide comprehensive coverage.
Why most people pay too much for pri-
vate insurance and how you can avoid
Why you rnusi plan for higher health
care ,:osls in retirement including the pos-
sibiliy ol needing lon,-ierm care.
This workshop is purely educational. No
specific financial products will be discussed.
Seating is limited and reservaTir:n- -,re rec-
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Travel show benefits
Boys & Girls Club
The Travel Agency pres-
ents its fourth annual luxury
travel show to be held in the
Talbot Ballroom at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island from 4-
7 p.m. Wednesday. This is a
fundraiser for the Boys & Girls
There will be 27 of the
"best of the best" travel com-
panies attending to educate
interested travelers on what is
new and what promotions are
available to take full advantage
of their travel opportunities,
according to Ange Wallace,
president of The Travel
In addition to the trade-
show-style table encounters,
15 of the companies will do 20-
minute private presentations.
There will be refreshments for
those attending as well as prize
drawings. The grand prize
being offered for the evening
is a trip for two on Natural
Habitat's Classic Polar Bear
Adventure 2013. The winners
of The Travel Agency's sec-
ond annual photo contest will
be announced and on display
at the show.
Entrance to the show is a
$10 donation made out to the
"Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau
County Foundation" and is tax
RSVPs are required and
may be made by calling 261-
5914 or mailing angela@the
Donations may be mailed
ahead of time Io gain access to
an expedited entrance at the
Travel companies attend-
ing the show include Tauck
World Discovery Tours,
Abercrombie & Kent, Micato
Safaris, Lindblad Expeditions,
Italian Dream Inc, Travcoa,
Horizon & Co, Natural
Habitiat, Rocky Mountaineer,
Regent Seven Seas Cruises,
Crystal Cruises, Silversea,
Celebrity Cruises, Seabourn,
Oceania Cruises, Patagonia
Cruises, Orion, Holland
America, Compagnie Du
Ponant Yacht Cruises, Avalon
Waterways, Azamara Club
Cruises, Travelex Insurance,
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island, Canyon Ranch Spas,
Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates,
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota,
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
com or www.the-travel- agents.
Early voting to end
Early voting for the Nov. 6 election ends
Early voting continues today and Saturday
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at locations around the
county. Visit votenassau.com for locations.
Vote on Election Day, next Tuesday: 7 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Voters must cast ballots at their
assigned polling place. Visit votenassau.com to
find your polling place.
Bring current and valid photo and signature
ID to vote at any early voting site or polling
place on Election Day. A voter information card
may not be used as identification. If eligibility
to vote cannot be determined, or a voter does
not have proper identification, they will be
allowed to vote a provisional ballot.
The ballot is two separate pages, front and
back. If provided less than two pages, or two of
the same page of the ballot at an early voting
site or polling place, notify an election worker
immediately. If this occurs with a mail (absen-
tee) ballot, contact the Elections Office.
The Federated Republican Women of
Nassau County will have their monthly meet-
ing on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Golf Club of Amelia
Island. This "Victory Luncheon" celebrates
newly elected officials and shows appreciation
for those who are willing to serve the commu-
nity. The social will be held at 11:30 a.m. and
the business meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m.
Contact Gail Biondi at GJBiondi@comcast.
net or 261-8793 by Tuesday with your reserva-
tion. Cost of the luncheon is $20.
Nancy Soderberg has announced the
endorsement of her campaign by several for-
mer top military leaders. Soderberg, who was
appointed in 2011 by Secretary of the Navy Ray
Mabus to a four-year term on the board of advi-
sors to the President of the Naval Postgraduate
School and Naval War College, was endorsed
by retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark, Sr.,
retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Franklin L. "Buster"
Hagenbeck and former U.S. Congressman and
retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Joe Sestak, Jr.
"I am proud to endorse Ambassador Nancy
Soderberg for Florida State Senate District 4,"
said Gen. Clark. "I worked closely with her at
the National Security Council, and I know she
is a strong supporter of the U.S. military. As a
member of the board of advisors for the Naval
War College, she will fight for our active and
retired service members. She has already
served her country with distinction and will be
a strong voice for the Northeast Florida."
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The Vida Race Series annual
Turkey Trot 5K will take place
Nov. 22 at Omni Amelia Island
A favorite of runners, partici-
pants-can race, run or walk
through the shaded tree-
canopied resort during the
Thanksgiving Day event.
Additionally, a one-mile Youth
Fun Run will be held immediately
after the 5K is finished, -so pint
size junior family members can
join in the fun. This year's i-ace
will be chip-timed.
The courses will begin and
end at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Racquet Park parking
lot, next to the Verandah Restau-
rant at 6800 First Coast Hwy.
Check-in and day-of registra-
tion are from 7-7:45 a.m. The
races begin at 8 a.m. Youth Fun,
Run begins-at 9 a.m.
Awards will be given to the
top overall male and female and
the top two male and female win-
ners in 14 age categories. All chil-
dren in the one-mile run receive
an award for finishing.
Pre-register by mail (forms
can be found at www.Amelia
IslandRunners.com); in person
(forms are available at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation Health
& Fitness Center and the
McArthur Family YMCA); or reg-
ister online at Active.com.
Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per
child (12 and under). Day-of reg-
istration, checks and cash only
will be accepted. All pre-regis-
tered participants will receive a
goody bag, which will include
one race T-shirt,. and surprises
from race sponsors.
Sponsors of the Turkey Trot
5K include Vida Fitness, Omni'
Amelia Island Plantation, the *
McArthur Family YMCA and
Call 415-1429 with questions.
'Lets Go Fishing'
ladies seminar set
Women are invited to explore the finest of
fishing at the next "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"
seminar, hosted Nov. 9-11 at the Elks Lodge
BPOE, 92600 U.S. Highway 1 in Tavernier.
Held in conjunction with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission
through the Sport Fish Restoration Program,
"Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" is a national organ-
ization dedicated to attracting more women to
sport fishing and to promoting conservation
and responsible angling.
During the three-day, hands-on event,
FWC educators will demonstrate ethical
angler habits, such as safe hook removal,
.el.age ,tehnig es fish venting, and, more.
L-cal fishing ,'. I. I1 provide instruction
on fishing techniques and methods.
"Being able to pick, choose and move
between skill stations was terrific," said past
participant Mary Hackney of Naples. "I loved
"I learned more about fishing in two days
than from my dad in 20 years," said Georgia
Allen of Bonita Springs.
On the final day of the seminar, women
may embark on an optional fishing adventure.
.To learn more, visit ladiesletsgofishing.
com, call (954) 475-9068 or email
Amelia Island Club women hold season-opening 'Witches Brew'
The Amelia Island Club
Women's Golf Association
held its season-opening
"Witches Brew" tournament
Oct. 25 at the Long Point golf
course. Sixty-five women
dressed up in their Halloween
finery to participate in the
fun-filled shambles format,
which featured one best ball
net of the foursome.
The winning team with a
score of 55 was composed of
Sandra Clower, Jane Preston,
Barbara Jones and Janet
Peterson. Second-place win-
ners with a score of 57 (score-
card winners) were Marti
Cain, Debi Sutton, Laura
Smith and Patricia Shannon.
The third-place team in-
cluded Stephanie Boote, Fran-
ces Esposito, Mary Brannen
and Jane McCormick with, a
score of 57. The team of
Adelaide Thompson, Jane
Sichau, Marilyn Booth and
Sue Keith finished in fourth
place with a score of 58.
Two skills contests were
also featured during the tour-
nament. Vicki Dougherty
won closest to the pinon hole
No. 55 and Beverly Stormoen
on hole No. 16.
Following golf, partici-
pants enjoyed lunch and the
annual fall meeting.
The Amelia Island Club is
a member-owned private club
with 1,390 resident and non-
resident members. It offers
its members a full range of
facilities, including the Tom
Fazio-designed Long Point
golf course, tennis, fitness
and the beachfront Ocean
Clubhouse. Visit www.ameli-
Crss Cross game of day
On Oct. 23, the Fernan-
dina Beach Women's Golf
Association's "game of the
day" was criss/cross.
The first flight first-place
winner was B.J. Murphy; sec-
ond place went to Pat Aylor;
and taking third was Carol
Molumphy. In the second
flight, the first-place winner
was Nancy Inboden; Javene
Lamb took second; and Pam
Gillis was third.
The third flight first-place
winner was Jean Taylor.
There was a tie for the second
between Jayne Paige and
Betsy Montgomery. First-
place winner in the fourth
flight was Joyce Tonti. There
was a tie for second between
Betsy Jones and Sandra.
There was also a tie for third
place in the fourth flight
between Jean DesBarres and
Any golfer who would like
to join FBWGA call the pro
shop at 277-7370 or Terri
Wright (FBWGA president)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Northeast Florida will host
the 17th annual Reggie Hunt
Memorial Golf Classic today
at Amelia River Golf Club in
Amelia Island. The event is
held annually in Nassau
County in memory of Wil-
liam Reginald Hunt, Jr., a for-
mer Fernandina Beach High
School student athlete and
six-year participant in the Big
Brothers Big Sisters of
Northeast Florida in Nassau
As a donor-funded organi-
zation, Big Brothers Big
Sisters in Nassau County
relies on private donations
and community support to
continually enrich the lives of
children facing adversity.
Programs focus on education-
al achievement, avoidance of
risky behaviors such as juve-
nile delinquency, higher self-
esteem, confidence and abili-
ty to relate to others.
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
feature longest drive, closest-
to-the-pin and hole-in-one con-
For information, to regis-
ter a team or become.a spon-
sor, contact Rainey Crawford
at 261-9500 or rcrawford@
Big Brothers Big Sisters in
Nassau County is pleased to
acknowledge the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office as its
presenting sponsor and Rick
as its hole-in-one sponsor.
Hunt was a participant in
the Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Northeast program for six
years as the Little Brother of
CyrilTraeye. Hunt was a line-
man on the Fernandina
Beach High School varsity
football team. He was tragical-
ly killed in a gardening acci-
dent on Aug. 10, 1996.
Everyone fortunate enough
to have known him has been
left with a positive imprint in
his or her heart.
The Hurricane Junior Golf
Tour heads back to Amelia
The winning team in the season-opening "Witches Brew" tournament at the Amelia
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Island to host the Loudmouth
Golf Junior Open at Amelia
River Nov. 17-18 at the Amelia
River Golf Course.
Up for grabs in this tour-
nament is an automatic bid
into the 2012 Tour
Championship, rankings by
the National Junior Golf
Scoreboard, Florida Junior
Tour exemptions and four
AJGA Performance Stars for
the winners of the boys and
girls 15-18 divisions as well as
a free pair of Kikkor shoes for
all division winners.
The event is a stroke play
format tournament being
held over two days. Each day
players will play 18 holes of
golf each day, to make for a
36-hole tournament in total.
There will be four separate
divisions for competition.
Players will be put in divi-
sions based on age and the
divisions will be as follows:
Boys 15-18, girls 15-18, boys
11-14 and girls 11-14.
Registration deadline is
Nov. 7. Visit www.hjgt.org,
call (9041) 379-2697 or email
info'alhjgt.org for information.
Sutton Place tourney
The Sutton Place annual
golf tournament is Nov. 5 at
the Amelia National Golf &
Country Club. The event rais-
es funds to support mental
health programs for children
in the community.
The silent auction will fea-
ture donated items such as
gift certificates to salons, golf
courses and restaurants as
well as gift baskets, event
tickets, merchandise and art-
Register at 11 a.m. Shot-
gun start is at noon. Format is
a captain's choice handicap-
ped scramble with gross and
net prizes. Fee is $100 and
includes golf and cookout;
$20 for cookout only. There
will be a $25,000 hole-in-one
prize as well as a silent auc-
tion and mulligans.
Visit www.spbh.org. For
information, contact Cheri
Billings at 277-2995.
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The St. Michael Knights of Columbus third
annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held
Nov. 12 at the Amelia National Golf and
Country Club. The contest will include team
and individual awards along With a silent auc-
tion and raffle.
Registration and warm-up begin at 10:30
a.m. with the shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. The
play will be captain's choice and handicap
using a four-person scramble format. Golf and
hors d'oeuvres are $125. For the reception
and awards ceremony only, the cost is $15.
This Veteran's Day weekend event is the
local Knights of Columbus major charity
fundraiser for the year. The group has histori-
cally supported organizations in Nas-sau
County such as Special Olympics, the
Salvation Army Hope House, Nassau Council
on Aging, the Cold Night Shelter, Ark of
Nassau and Care Centers of Nassau.
The local Knights of Columbus also sup-
port the United Service Organizations at
Jacksonville International Airport and the
Wheelchair Foundation, focusing on providing
wheelchairs Veterans. This past year it added
a Food for Families Program, Coats for Kids
S (providing coats for needy children), Best
Buddies, Fernandina Beach High School and
Yulee High School, and St. Michael Academy.
For information and to register your four-
some, contact Tom Smeeton at 321-4139.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2. 2012 SPORTS News Leader
Brilliantwear Presents Continental Cham-
pionship wrestling Nov. 10 at Yulee High
School with a 7:30 p.m. bell time. Maddogg
Miller takes on the CCW world champion "The
Future" Johnathan Wells, tag team champi-
ons The Marcs Brothers will defend their
championship against The Dynasty, "Rock
and Roll" Chris Turner will do battle with
Omega, Southern States champion "Flash
and Cash" Hayden Price will meet "Sir" lan
Shire and Romeo de la Guerra will face off
against 6-foot-6 Kevin Toole. Also scheduled
to appear are Cuzin Ricky J., Slayed,
Samantha Steele, "The Machine" Fred Avery,
Skylark and Bobby J. with a host of.other
Advance tickets are $6 and can be pur-
chased from Yulee's high school or middle
school. Partial proceeds benifit the Yulee
wrestling program. For information, visit "
Nassau County Georgia Bulldog Club
Anyone interested in being a part of a fun-
loving, Nassau County group of Georgia
Bulldog fans should email nassaucountygeor-
firstname.lastname@example.org to be informed of
upcoming Dawg gatherings. No dues, just
meeting at a restaurant on Amelia island to
support the football team. Contact Isabel at
(803) 412-0436 for information.
College game in Camden
Tigers and Gyrenes will come head to
head at Camden County High School's Chris
Gilman Stadium at 1 p.m. Nov. 3. Edward
Waters College will face Ave Maria
University's Gyrenes in the only college foot-
ball competition in Camden County, Ga.
Jacksonville's Edward Waters College and
Ave Maria University will vie for the winning
title of the historic Ralph J. Bunche Classic.
Bunche was an American political scientist
and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel
Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in
Palestine. He was the first person of color to
be so honored in the history of the prize.. He
was involved in the formation and administra-
tion of the United Nations. In 1963, he
received the Medal of Freedom from
President John F Kennedy. Bunche founded
a trade school that later became an all-black
high school in Camden County.
The community can become involved
through sponsorships and/or by purchasing
tickets to the game. General admission to the
game is $10 in advance, $12 on game day
and, for children/students, $5 in advance and
$7 on game day. Family packages are also
available and groups of 20 are eligible for a
Tickets may be purchased at the
Kingsland and St. Marys Welcome Centers,
Quality Cleaners, Camden Re-Entry, Spring
Bluff Food Store (Reed's Store in Waverly)
and on base at MWR. For ticket information,
callrEmma, Rogers at (912) 222-2188 and, for
'icv;e or'vendbr in'"formnaicon, call L. J. Williams
at (912) 552-4494. Vendor space is still avail-
The-McArthur Family YMCA is starting an
ultimate Frisbee league. All skill levels are
welcome. Participants receive a YMCA jersey.
Season runs through Jan. 12 with games at 5
p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $10
for members, $15 for non-members and $75
per team. Call 261-1080 for information.
Run Dsneyhaf maraonfor Rett
Girl Power 2 Cure, an Amelia Island-based
nonprofit working to raise awareness and fund
research for Rett Syndrome, invites everyone
to join its team in the Disney Princess Half
Marathon Feb. 24. Run through the Magic
Kingdom. Get reimbursed for your race regis-
tration fee, hotel and more by raising funds to
help bring an end to Rett, a devastating,neu-
rological disorder that primarily strikes in
young girls. Learn more at
girlpower2cure.org/disney or contact Tiffany
Wilson at (904) 849-7106 or tiffany@girlpow-
The McArthur Family YMCA is offering a
youth basketball league for ages 4-14 this
winter. The season begins Dec. 14 and runs
through Feb. 9. Teams will practice once
weekly, Mondays through Thursdays from 5-9
p.m. Games will be played Friday evenings
and/or Saturdays. Each participant will
receive a YMCA jersey and an award at the
Send of the season. Registration ends Nov. 8.
Fee is $55 for members and $110 for non-
members. Visit www.firstcoastymca.org or call
SenOi, Qhistlan bowinglagues
A senior league bowling is offered at 9:30
a.m. Wednesday at Nassau Bowling off US
17 in Yulee. The group also meets for
Christian league bowling at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Strides for Education 5K
Take Stock in Children/Nassau presents its
inaugural "Strides for Education" 5K Run and
Beach Walk at 9 a.m. Dec. 8 at Main Beach.
Proceeds will be used to purchase scholar-
ships for more deserving students in Nassau
Held simultaneously with other Take Stock
programs in Florida, the event is open to all
individuals, families, companies and local
organizations and will feature RIFD Chip tim-
ing by DRC Sports. The fee is $25 and
includes a goodie bag and T-shirt. More than
75 medals and awards Will be presented for
all levels of participation.
Take Stock in Children/Nassau has provid-
ed college scholarships to more than 150 Stu-
dents over the last 15 years. Another 160
Take Stock scholars are in Nassau County's
four middle and high schools. To sign up, go
to www.stridesforeducation.com and click on
"Nassau." For information contact Jody
Mackle at 548-4464 or email@example.com.
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 Fernandina Beach petanque
courts at the south end of the downtown mari-
na. Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both
horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling
game. The public is always welcome to join.
Call 491-1190 for information.
Nassau County Sports Association meets
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county build-
ing, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609
The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End
Alzheimer's will take place Nov. 17 at Central
Park in Fernandina Beach. Nearly 200 people
from the Fernandina Beach/Nassau area are
expected at this year's event to raise aware-
ness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End.
Alzheimer's participants will participate in a
three-mile walk and will learn more about
Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities,
clinical trial enrollment and support programs
and services of the Alzheimer's Association.
Each walker will also join in a meaningful trib-
ute ceremony to honor those affected by
Start or join a team at alz.org/walk or by
calling (904) 281-9077.
The "I Shot with the Nassau County
Sheriff" will be held Nov. 9 at Amelia Shotgun
Sports, 86300 Hot Shot Trail in Yulee.
Registration is at 9 a.m., shooting is at 10
a.m. and lunch and awards are at noon.
Format is four-person teams for $500 or
two-person teams for $300. Four-man team
fee is $650. For information, contact the
Sheriff's Foundation of Nassau County at
There are organized bicycle rides Thurs-
days starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays starting
at 8:30 a.m. All rides start from Main Beach.
Park near the miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Riders
.of A (18-21), B (14-17), C (up to 14 mph) and
S (social ride, speed of the slowest rider in the
group) all participate. 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. Anyone who joins the
group will not be left behind. Lunch after the
There is also a regular ride Mondays for
experienced road cyclists starting at 9 a.m. at
various locations on Amelia Island and in
Nassau County. The starting points and dis-
tances for these rides will be announced.
Helmets and a bicycle in good working
condition are mandatory. Rides are led by
Don Eipert in conjunction with the North
Florida Bicycle Club. Call 261-5160 or visit
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 for information.
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic:Club at Ten
Acres. Social hour starts at 6 p.m., dinner at
6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sailors,
powerboaters and interested parties are wel-
.come. Contact Commodore Charlie Monroe
at charlie@ digitalvillager.net or 261-9263 or
PRETTY IN PINK
The Amelia Island Youth Soccer U14 girls team wore pink Oct. 13 to show their sup-
port breast cancer awareness.
AMELIA ISLAND YOUTH SOCCER Goals: Burchett (2), Arato Commissioner's Cup for the second
Oct. 27 straight year. The event will be held
AIYS U14 girls 3 Amelia Island Youth Soccer has been Nov. 17-18. The AIYS U14 girls won
Jekyll Island 1 chosen to host the District the tournament last year.
The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (city website, www.
Open basketball is
Monday, Wednesdays and
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Peck Gym, based on
Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Closed weekends. Cost is $3
a day, $25 a month for city
residents ($31.25 non-city),
$120 for sixth months ($150
non-city) or $180 for 12
months ($225 non-city).
Personal training is available;
$30 per session, $75 per
week (three sessions) or $200
a month (two sessions a
week). Dietary analysis and
food program. Call Jay at 277-
Adult volleyball is from 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gym.Cost is $2 per
day for city residents ($5 non-
Youth volleyball is from 3-
5 p.m. Tuesday and Friday at
Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per day
for city residents ($5 non-city).
Maharaj Tennis at Cen-
tral Park offers adult clinics
Monday through Saturday,
$10 per day for one-hour clin-
ic and $15 for 1 1/2-hour clin-
ic. Private lessons available
for $60 With head pro Vishnu
Maharaj or $50 with an assis-
tant. Junior clinics are Mon-
days through Thursdays. Fee
is $8 per person per hour for
one hour; $12 for 1 1/2 hours.
Non-city residents assessed a
20 percent surcharge. Call
548-1472 or email
Check out Central Park
tennis court keys at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center ($5 deposit, refund-
able if returned within a year).
Aqua 1 water aerobics is
from 10-10:55 a.m. weekdays
at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center pool. Deep
water aerobics (aqua fitness
belts required) is Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays
from 11-11:55 a.m. Cost is
$50 per month (city residents)
and $62.50 (non-city) for one
class per day; $60 (city resi-.
dents) and $75 (non-city) for
two classes; or.$5 for one
class, $10 for two.
Private swimming les-
sons for children ages two
and up and adults in 30-
minute sessions cost $20 for
city residents, $25 for non-
city; four-pack $60 for city and
$75 non-city; eight-back $100
for city residents and'$125 for
non-city. Schedule lessons at
the Atlantic Avenue
swim clinic is from 11-11:50
a.m. Tuesday through Thurs-
days at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center pool
through Nov. 15. Contact
Kathy Russell for fees and
information at 277-7350, ext.
2016, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For PADI open water
scuba certification, partici-
pants must provide masks,
snorkels, fins, booties and
weight belts. Fee is $250
(additional fee for check-out
dives). Register at Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Call Kathy Russell at 277-
Fernandina Beach Scuba
Club meets at 6 p.m. the third
Tuesday at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Call Kathy Russell, 753-1143,
or email email@example.com.
Aikido classes at the
Peck Center are Tuesdays
and Thursday from 6:30-8:30
p.m. forages 14 and up. Cost
is $25 per month for city resi-
dents, $30 non-city Contact
Dan Kelley at (904) 400-1498
or diverdan9@ gmail.com.
Shotokan karate classes
for ages 6 and up with in-
structor Jerry Williamson are
from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday
and Wednesdays in the Peck
Center auditorium. Fee is $40
monthly for city residents ($45
for non-city). Uniforms avail-
able through instructor.
Register at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
.* Gymnastics and tumbling
for cheer classes are held at
the Peck Center. Beginner
classes are Tuesdays and
Thursday from 3:15-4 p.m. or
4-4:45 p.m. Advanced class
on Tuesday and Thursdays
from 4:45-5:45 p.m. Fee is
$60 per month for city resi-
dents; $75 non-city. Annual
fees are $12 (payable to AAU
for insurance). Call (904) 404-
6758 or visit www. freshspiri-
Zumba fitness classes
(high intensity) at the Peck
Center, second floor, are from
9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday,
Wednesday and Fridays and
from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday.
Zumba gold (easy). classes
are from 11-11:45 a.m. .
Monday, Wednesdays and
Friday. Zumba toning (resist-
ance) is from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursdays.
Fees are $5 per class or $45
for 10-class punch card for
city residents; $6 per class or
$55 10-class card for non-city.
Register at Atlantic Center.
Call Kathie at 206-0107.
Beach wheelchairs can
be reserved at the Atlantic
Center; refundable $50
deposit required. Two avail-
able. Call 277-7350.
Facility rentals include e
Peck Center (auditorium and
reception room), Martin Luther
King Jr. Center (auditorium)
and Atlantic Center (auditori-
um and conference room).
The Ybor Alvarez softball
fields on Bailey Road (fields
one and two) may also be
rented. Lights are available.
All reservations must be made
at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Contract,
damage deposit and rental
Outdoor public facility
reservations can be made at
the Atlantic Center by com-
pleting a contract and paying
a refundable $50 damage
deposit. Outdoor pavilions at
Main Beach must be rented.
beachflorida.org or call 277-
7350 for information.
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Runners take off, top left,
for the 10K segment of
Saturday's Hero's Run that
went from the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center
through Fort Clinch.
Organizer Julie Bargeron,
top right, greets runners at
the start of the first annual
Hero's Run held to honor
her son, the late SPC Kelly
Mixon of Yulee, who died .
in Afghanistan, and others
who gave their lives for
freedom. Above left, Jen
Schimek and Brandy Pate
try to stay warm before the
run and 5K walk. "I
believe in our troops,"
says Michael Nadeau,
above center, as he pre-
pares to 'carry the flag dur-
ing the run. Maura
Justice, above right, wore
23 dog tags, winning the
quilt for most tags worn.
Each tag required a $10
donation; race proceeds
will go to support
deployed American troops
and Gold Star families.
Aimee Pere pinned a pic-
ture of her grandfather,
William Pere, above, to
her race-day shirt.
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Holiday Home Tour tickets on sale
D don't miss a chance to visit five pri- -
vate homes in the historic district
of Fernandina Beach during the
Amelia Island Museum of
History's 2012 Holiday Home Tour, to be
held on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1
from 10 a.m:4 p.m. '
Travel back in time with costumed
docents who will share stories of these lov-
ingly restored and renovated Victorian era
residences dating from 1876 to 1903. Tour .
tickets are $25 before Nov. 30 and $30 the ,
day of the tours. .
Tickets are now available from the muse-
um, 233 S. Third St. (call 261-7378, ext. 100
or 105 for'special group rates), and at the
following island locations: the Amelia Island
Visitors' Center (old railroad depot), 102
Centre St.; The Plantation Shop, Palmetto
Walk Shopping Center, 4804 First Coast
Hwy.: Golf Club of Amelia, 4700 Amelia
Island Pkwy.; Peterbrooke Chocolatier, 1427
Sadler Road: Harrison's Mercantile, The
Shops of Amelia Island Plantation, 6800
First Coast Hwy.; and Lindy's Jewelry, 202 .
To purchase tickets online visit amelia-
hometours.com and click on the "tickets"
banner. Two additional attractions are .
b'offered on both tour days this year:a:'..
"Creating Christmas with Brett" and a spe- ..
cial luncheon atJoe's 2nd Street Bistro. SUBMITTED
The historic home of Melony Austin and Art Adams at 506 Cedar St. in downtown Fernandina
TOUR Continued on 2B Beach will be part of the 2012 Holiday Home Tour, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
MORE HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
The Council of Catholic Women at St.
Michael's Catholic Church will hold a Holiday
Bazaar on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the St.
Michael's Academy Courtyard on Fourth Street.
For information call 261-3472.
ACT open house
The ACT Guild has planned a number of
sparkling events this season, including a holiday
open house Nov. 17 and 30 and Dec. 1 from 1-5:30
p.m. View the theater lobby filled with decorated
trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses, then take
a complimentary tour of the ACT complex to bet-
ter understand the creation of live theater.
The Amelia Island Bed & Breakfast
Association presents its annual Holiday Cookie-
Tour Nov. 17 from noon-5 p.m., featuring eight
decorated inns and B&Bs. Sample a signature
cookie at each stop and take home the recipe, get
decorating ideas and learn historical tidbits.
Trolley rides will be available to the inns along the
beach and horse-drawn carriages downtown.
Tickets are $25 and available at the inns, the
Chamber of Commerce, the library and Purple
Dove Resale Center. VIP lodging packages (five
per inn) are $150 and include one mid-week stay,
two tour -> Ii... i and Sunshine Morning, the associ-
ation cookbook. A portion of sales will benefit
Micah's Place. Visit www.ameliaislandinns.com or
call 277-2328. "
On Nov. 21, the'spectacular Gingerbread Pirate
HOLIDAY Continued on 3B
Painter Karen McFadyen is e-thibiting her original oil paintings of
"People, Places & Things" for the month of November at the Island Art
Association Gallery, 18 N. Second St.
McFadyen has received many awards for her paintings and her works
she calls contemporary realism, such as 'Th"eWood Duck," right. She
paints primarily in the alla prima tradition and works "from life" or from
her own drawings and studies. McFadyen is an active member of the Island
Art Association and will host the Second Saturday Artrageous Art Walk
opening at the gallery on Nov. 10 from 5-8 p.m.
The Art Walk will feature the Nouveau Art exhibit, "Fantastic Florida,"
and featured artist will be McFadyen. For information visit
www.islandart.org or call 261-7020. The gallery is open daily from 10:30
a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays until 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons.
Fort Clinch State Park, 2601
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach,
will host a full day event to salute
the armed forces on Saturday,
Nov. 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Visitors will enjoy a day filled
with military history and dis-
plays from the Revolutionary
War to present day while inter-
acting with living historians from
each major U.S. military conflict.
Period music and firing demon-
strations willalso highlight the
experience. In addition, partici-
pants can visit the Fort Clinch
Canteen for a variety of refresh-
Park admission is $6 per vehi-
cle for up to eight people.
Admission into the fort is one
canned food item per person,
which will be donated to the
Barnabas Food Pantry. Veterans
and active duty military are invit-
ed to come dressed in uniform.
American Legion Post 54 will
sponsor the Veterans Day
Parade honoring all who served
at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.
For entry information contact
Cathy Dopson at 261-8473. The
parade will line up at 10:30 a.m.
at the baseball field at Ash and
11th streets. Line-up numbers
will be assigned.
The H. Alvin Green Memorial
Alumni Choir returns to Amelia
Plantation Chapel for a free con-
cert on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m.
for an evening of Gospel and
Negro Spirituals, plus patriotic
songs to honor our soldiers on
Veterans Day. These alumni
from Edwards Waters and other
colleges, under the direction of
Patricia Black, will open the
evening showcasing love of
country with favorites like
"America the Beautiful" and
"Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Then your spirit will soar with
their powerful renditions of
"Ride Lip in iih.- Ch. r, i, and
"\: ,'.Ai, > h- \Vi T.l," anid v
weep as the Sanctuary fills with
"Sometimes I feel like a
Motherless Child and It is Well
with My Soul."
Take an hour to relax to the
stirring music of this renowned
group of musicians at the
Chapel, 36 Bowman Road,
Amelia Island, and invite a
friend, neighbor or family mem-
ber to join you. An offering will
be collected in support of the
choir's scholarship fund,
FRIENDS' BOOK SALE
If you love books and bargains, don't miss the'
Friends of the Fernandina Beach Library Book
Sale at the Peck Center Gym, 516 South 10th St..
today and Nov. 3. Choose from a well-organized
display of thousands of
books in dozens of cate-
gories. audio books, CDs,
DVDs, children's books friends
and more donated by .L
readers to help support ,__,_r_
the Fernandina Beach --- D E
Library. Most are priced
from 50 cents to $3.
The sale is open to the public from 9:30 a.m.- 6
p.m. today and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, with fire-
sale markdowns early Saturday afternoon. For
information on membership or events, email fer-
nandinalibfriendsgmail.com or visit www.nas-
saureads.com and click on Friends of the Library.
PASTA FOR PAWS
Nassau Humane Society invites you to the
eighth annual Pasta for Paws Spaghetti Dinner
Nov. 3 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue
Tickets are $12. Dinner includes salad, spaghet-
ti. meatballs, bread, beverage and dessert.
Additional desserts are $2.
Takeout available. Children
6 and under eat free. Enjoy
live music by Frankie's :-.7.7- 7
Friends and a huge silent
Tickets are on sale at the NHS Dog Park,
Second Chance Store on South Eighth Street and
online at www.nassauhumanesociety.com. All
proceeds benefit the homeless animals at the
shelter. Phone Penny Landregan at 277-1152 for
BROWN BAG LUNCH
The Amelia Island Museum of History. 233 S.
Third St.. invites you to
attend its Brown Bag
Lunch Nov. 7 at noon with
Dee Stalcup presenting
"From Slave to Statesman: .. 4 \
Smalls was born a slave,.
but his daring and courage v'
made him one of the "1
Union's first Civil War
heroes. After the war. his intelligence and dedica-
tion to freedom led him to a seat in the United
States Congress. This program is free and open to
the public. For more information contact Gray at
261-7378, ext 102, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
W^W..M WH OPEN
Visitors can join close to 300 petanque players
from 25 states, Canada and Europe, as they com-
pete in this simplified version of an older outdoor
bowling game at the Petanque American Open
on Nov. 10-11 in downtown
The goal is to toss or
roll a number of hollow
steel balls as close as pos-
sible to a small wooden ---
target ball. Players take..... -
turns and the team that
ends up nearest to the target
ball when all balls are played. wins. The
event is free to the public and includes interna-
tional live music, food and a bar. For information
visit www.petanque-america-open.net or call 491-
Market stall vendors are welcome. Set-up fee is
$20/day or $30 for two days, bring your own tent.
For information contact Philippe Boets at 491-
1190 or 800-682-2557. www.petanque-
america.com or www.petanque-america-open.net.
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OUT AND ABOUT
Join Dr. Drew's Crew as
they raise money to wipe
out cancer in our lifetime at
a Relay for Life event on
Nov. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at the
Amenity Center &
Breezeway at North
Hampton. Tickets $10 per
person. Area merchants and
team members will provide
food and beer and wine will be
available to purchase. Enjoy
music and a silent auction. All
donations will go to the
American Cancer Society.
A fundraising gala sup-
porting St. Michael
Academy, featuring wines
from Amelia Liquor, will be
held on Nov. 3 from 6-8 p.m.
at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Ballroom. Enjoy
wines paired with great food
and live and silent auctions.
Tickets are $75 per person,
$125/ couple and available at
the St. Michael Academy
office. For information call
Marcella Duba at 321-2102.
The next Yappy Hour
(pet-friendly happy hour)
will be held from 6-8 p.m.
Nov. 7 at The Falcon's Nest at
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. Donations are
accepted for Rescuing
Animals in Nassau at all
Future Business Leaders
of America and the Yulee
High School Hornet Step
Masters will host a pancake
breakfast fundraiser at
Murray's Grille on Nov. 10
from 7 9 a.m. The Step
Masters will perform periodi-
caily throughout the breakfast.
Tickets are $6 and include
pancakes, scrambled eggs,
bacon, and orange juice, cof-
fee, tea or soda.
The Book Loft invites the
community to meet Joy
Bateman, author and Illus-
trator of TheArt of Di/n/ng
on Amelia Island, to cele-
brate the release of her lat-
est edition to TheArtof
Diningseries. Taste foods
from the restaurants, diners
and inns featured in the book,
sip a glass of wine and meet
the author at this free event on
Nov. 16 from 5:30-8 p.m. at
the store, 214 Centre St. Call
Muscle presents "Jaml Fest
2012 Car and Truck Show"
from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17 at
A1A in Yulee. Open to all
makes and models, the show
will support Homes for Our
Troops. Registration fee is
$25 and will be held from 8-10
a.m. on show day. The first 50
entrants receive a goodie bag
and dash plaque. There will
be a 50/50 raffle, door prizes,
giveaways and more. Trophy
classes include Best in Show,
People's Choice, Kid's
Choice, Top 20 Cars, first,
second and third place cars
and trucks/SUVs. For informa-
tion go to
The Ribault Club at 11241
Ft. George Road in
Jacksonville will host the
first annual Bee's Knees
Under the Trees from 10:30
a.m.-4:30 pm. Nov. 25. Enjoy
the carefree days of the
"Roaring '20s" at the Ribault
Clubhouse and learn how you
can become a member of the
Friends of Talbot Islands State
The day will feature period
music and dancing, lawn
bowling, badminton, croquet,
1920's costumes, vintage cars
and more at the historic club
built in 1928. This event is free
and open to the public. For
information call (904) 251-
Learn from the best, try
new techniques and make
new friends it's all part of
the new cooking series at
the Salt Cooking School. Go
behind the scenes and into
the kitchen with Salt Chef du
Cuisine Rick Laughlin. Fuel
your passion for cooking while
learning how to cook Italian
Holiday Classics Dec. 19-20.
Call 277-1100 for information
"The Rocky Horror
Show" will be presented on
Theatre's "Studio 209
Stage" today and Nov. 3 at 8
p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.,
with open seating begin-
ning at 7:30 p.m.
This musical tells the story
of a young engaged couple
who get caught in a storm and
seek shelter at the home of a
mad scientist who has created
a bizarre creature. The show
contains adult material, and
those under 18 will not be
admitted without a parent or
legal guardian. A Participation
Props Kit is available at the
.theater and outside props are
not permitted. All tickets are
$20 and available by calling
the box office at 261-6749 or
online at www.ameliacommu-
Carmike Cinemas, 1132
South 14th St., Fernandina
Beach, presents live
streaming of famous opera
and ballet companies per-
forming in Europe on Sundays
at 2 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7
p.m. Tickets are generally
$15. Nov. 4 and 6 will feature
Swan Lake by the Royal
The "Phantom of the
Opera" runs through Nov.
25 at Alhambra Theater and
Dining. Shows are at 8 p.m.
Tuesday through Sunday.
Matinees on Saturday are at
1:15 p.m. Sunday matinee is
at 2 p.m.
Tickets range from $38 to
$53 for adults and are $35 for
children and include dinner,
show and parking.
Call the box office at (904)
641-1212 or visit www.alham-
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"An Evening of Story & Song," hosted by
Mark and Donna Paz Kaufman and sponsored by
First Coast Community Bank. welcomes contemporary
Celtic singer/songwriter Canny Eli's on Nov 10,
best known for his one-man show about growing up
in an Irish orphanage, "8CO Voices" Now that his
story has been turned into a book and slage play
Ellis has gone on to write and record all-new material
His powerful and personal songs seamlessly blend
indie-folk and Afro-Latin rhythms with his always-present
Irish roots He will perform in Burns Hall at SI Peter's
Episcopal Church Open seating at 7 15 pm show starts
at 8 p m A $15 donation to the artist is requested. For infor-
mation visit "Evening of Story & Song" on Facebook. listen
to Ellis's music at www DannyEllisMuslc corn
Chamber Singers concert
Join the Island Chamber Singers and guest
musicians for a performance of classical works by
Ludwig van Beethoven including his Mass in C Major. Op
86 and Fantasia in C Minor, Op 80 ('Choral Fantasy").
Concerts will be held at the Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36
Bowman Road. on Nov 16 at 7 p m and Nov 18 at 3 p m
General admission is $15 and free for K-12 and college stu-
dents. Tickets are available at the door and in advance at
the Amelia Island Welcome Center. 102 Centre St, the
AIFBY Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd
from any singer and online at
Pablos, 12 N Second St. Fernandina Beach, hosts a
jazz jam from 7-10 p.m the first Wednesday of each month.
Musicians may sit in for one song or the whole night Join
the mailing list by mailing email@example.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 and Saturday at 6-30 p.m live
entertainment nightly Call 432-7086 Join them on
Facebook at courtyardpubandeats.
David's Restaurant & Lounge
New on the scene Grammy-nominaled Aaron Bing
performs live on alto saxophone at David's Restaurant and
Lounge, 802 Ash St, Wednesdays through Saturdays from
6-10 p.m Call 310-6049
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern. 10 N Second St.. Yankee Slickers
tonight, Parker Urban Band Nov 3, Carne Nation & The
Speakeasy Nov 8 and 9, and Col Bruce Hampton. Ret,
Nov 10 Every Tuesday is "Working Class Stiff' when thou-
sands of vinyl records are for sale and available to listen to.
Vista Dog Star on Facebook and Reverbnation corn Call
Fl6rida House Inn
"Open Mike Night" is each Thursday from 7 30-10 30
p m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry
Smith No cover charge Call Smith at t904) 412-7665
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar 2045 S Fletcher Ave Visit
Hammerhead on Facebook Contact Bill Childers at
The Instant Groove featuring Lawrence Holmes.
Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton,
plays each Thursday night at The Ritz-Cartllon. Amelia
Island. Dress is casual. For information call Holmes at
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318 Centre St.,
free tnvia each Monday at 7:30 p m.- wine tasting
the third Tuesday at 6-30 p.m with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers and live entertainment;
dart tournament every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m Dan Voll
Tuesday 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
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St, Buck Smith Project
Tuesday at 9 p m Wes Cobb Wednesdays at 9 p m., DJ
Heavy Hess Thursdays; local and regional bands Fridays
and Saturdays, NFL Sunday Ticket; Buck Smith Project 9
p m. Sunday Call Bill Childers at 491-3332 or email
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave.
Rocco Blu Band on stage 7-11 p m Fridays. live
music outside 6-10 p m : Dan Voll 1-5 p m. and
Karibbean Flavor 6-10 p m outside each Saturday,
Reggae Night with Chillakaya 6-10 p m. Sunday; Frankies
Jazzy Jams 7-11 pm Tuesdays. The Macys 6-9 p.m
Wednesday; and line dancing 6-9 p m Thursdays, with
lessons starting at 6 p.m Visit
www sandybottomsamehla corn
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill 1998 S Fletcher Ave,
live music in the tiki bar from 6-10 p m every night
and 1-5 p m. Salurdays and Sundays, reggae Wednesdays
with PuI PII; The Macy's in the lounge Friday and Saturdays
6-10 p m, trivia Thursdays at 7 30 p m with DJ Dave. and
shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p m music nightly from 9
p.m -1 a m. in the Breakers Lounge Call 277-6652 Visit
www slidersseaside corn Join Sliders on Facebook and
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South FletcherAve
TOUR Continued from 1B
Consider them to be the
special icing on your tour
"Creating Christmas with
Brett" features renowned
island decorator and restaura-
teur C. Brett Carter sharing
unique holiday decorating
and entertaining tips. This
program takes place at 9 a.m.
at the Amelia Island Museum
of History, with coffee and
specialty breads from Great
Harvest provided. Tickets are
available from the museum
only for $10 prior to Nov. 30
and $15 at the door. Early pur-
chase is advised; seating is
Lunch at Joe's 2nd Street
Bistro provides an elegant
meal in a lovely restaurant
occupying a building dating
to 1903. Menu choices are
either a generous portion of
chicken and spinach
Florentine quiche with salad
garnish, or a warm bacon
mixed green salad with feta
and candied pecans, tossed in
a peach/lavender vinaigrette
dressing, topped with grilled
shrimp. Potato bread, coffee
or iced tea and a gourmet
cookie sampler round out the
meal. Cost is $18 (gratuity
included). Wine may be pur-
chased separately. Two seat-
ings are available: 11:30 a.m.
or 1 p.m.
Tickets must be pur-
chased in advance and are
available from the museum
only. You will be asked to
reserve a specific seating and
menu choice at time of pur-
The Phantom "Art for
Hope Gala" is a virtual (web-
site) exhibit and sale that will
run through Nov. 16. Joyce
Karsko, an artist resident of
Fernandina Beach, is chair-
woman of this gala for the
Judy Nicholson Foundation.
The Phantom Gala is a stay
home, no dressing up,
fundraising event where the
proceeds from art purchases
and donations go towards
advancing kidney cancer
detection, treatment and sur-
The event will showcase
an array of work from artists
both local and from around
the world and an original chil-
dren's book, Harry The
Hungary Frog, by local author
Larry Levy and his 6-year-old
daughter. Access the.event at
Artists recycle sale
You may not be able to buy
creativity but on Nov. 3, some
of Fernandina's most creative
individuals, artists from the
Island Art Association, will be
cleaning out their studios and
selling their unused supplies
at the association's First
Annual Studio Sale from 9
a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Art,
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St. The event is free
to attend and open to the pub.
lic and an opportunity to pick-.
up art-related items at bar-
The Plantation Artist's .
Guild and Gallery at the Spa
and Shops of Omni Amelia
Island Plantation, 94 Village
Circle, will host a "Gallery
Squared" show starting Nov.
5, featuring more than 40 indi-
vidual 10 inch by 10 inch'
square wooden boxes with
unique paintings in different
mediums by the artists of the
gallery. An opening reception
will be held on Nov. 16 from
5:30-8 p.m. to meet the artists
'and enjoy their paintings.
light refreshments will be
provided by Osprey Village.
Call 432-1750 for information
and to RSVP.
Cummelia, an affinity
group of the Cummer
Museum of Art & Gardens, is
hosting a special presentation
to meet The Cummer's new
curator, Preston Thayer, PhD,
on Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the
Amelia Island Museum of
History, 223 S. Third St.
Thayer will highlight The
Cummer's upcoming La
Florida exhibition, showcas-
ing the beautiful state of
Florida through the centuries,
and lead a discussion on how
artists have responded to the
landscape and environmental
concerns. Admission is free
for members and $15 for non-
members. Cocktails and hours
d'oeuvres will be served.
Cummelia is an affinity
group for Nassau County resi-
dents devoted to encouraging
interest in and support for the
art and cultural significance
of the Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens. For informa-
tion or to RSVP, contact
Wendy Stanley at (904) 899-
The second annual
"Mermaid Art Show" will be
held at the Florida House Inn
during the Second Saturday
Artrageous Art Walk Nov. 10
from 5-8 p.m. .
Drop by the inn on South
Third Street to see some of
the new, whimsical, original
paintings from Bill and Kathy
Maurer's art students. The
show is in memory of Loraine
Kaman. Refreshments will be
Eliza Holliday will offer a
workshop on sculptural
books, featuring "Flag
Books," accordion books and
accordion variations on Nov.
10 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the
Island Art Association
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St., Fernandina
Come and make painted
paper to be folded into a book
that will stand up on it's own
or stand out from the wall.
Fee is $65, all materials
included, with instruction by
Holliday. Call 556-2517 or 277-
4834 to register. Visit
The Nov. -13 meeting of the
Amelia Island Quilt Guild will
feature fiber artist Billie
McCray of American Beach.
McCray loves the challenge
of creating with cloth and
fiber and often uses found
and repurposed vintage items
to tell a story.
Her wall hangings,
quilts, dolls, baskets and
designs have been shown at
galleries and museums
throughout Florida, including
the Ritz Museum in LaVilla,
MOCA, and the Cummer
Museum. McCray will show
her work and share the thrill
of taking a design from idea
The quilt guild holds
monthly meetings the second
Tuesday at the Woman's
Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Ave.
Programs are free and open
to the public. For information
Florida State College Betty
P. Cook Nassau Center has a
new gallery exhibit,
Talismans of the Far East, on
display until Nov. 15. The
exhibit features 50 religious
talismans obtained from
Taoist, Buddhist and Shinto
temples in Taiwan, Korea,
Japan and Southeast Asia.
Professor James Kemp, who
teaches Asian Humanities at
the college, has collected the
talismans during his exten-
sive travels. It includes wood
block prints, stone rubbings
and painted talismans on
cloth or paper. Talismans are
displayed at home or carried
on the person for protection
from a host of ills believed
caused by ghosts and other
The Nassau Center is
located at 76346 William
Burgess Blvd., Yulee. Call
548-4432 for information.
The Island Art Associa-
tion, 18 N. Second St., will
hold its general meeting on
Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., featuring a
presentation by award-win-
ning photographer Steve
Leimberg, who will speak on
Photographic Creativity: The
Many artists who have the
"Good Eye" the gift of see-
ing and the ability to
express and share their feel-
ings through their artistic
medium also want to share
their vision with others
through the medium of the
photograph. Some artists
want to learn more about pho-
tographic creativity to
express their personal vision.
Othet4s want to take licttes'
of real life scenes, objects 'o
people as a way to remember
the details of what they've
seen as an aid to their art.
Still others want to take pic-
tures to portray the style,
beauty and uniqueness of
their art for a websiteor
gallery opening promotion.
The common denominator
to all these is creativity.
Leimberg will discuss what to
think about and feel before
shooting, during your shoot,
while processing the photo-
graph and framing. General
meetings are always open to
the public. For information
visit www.islandart.org or call
The Island Art Associa-
tion, a cooperative, nonprofit
organization developed to
sustain interest, appreciation,
and enjoyment in and of the
visual arts, has over 150
members and is located at 18
N: Second St. Current events
Thursday morning is
Open Studio from 9 a.m.-
noon. Contact Gretchen
Williams at 491-3171.
Group meets the fourth
Thursday at 7 p.m., except
November. Contact Pat
Hooks at 277-2595.
Nov.8 and 17, 7-9 p.m., and
occasional Saturdays from
9:30 a.m.-noon. Contact Paul
Massing at 321-0738.
Children's Art is
Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. Two ses-
sions for ages 6-9, 10-11a.m.
and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Middle School Art for ages
10-14 is 1-2:15 p.m. Contact
the gallery at 261-7020 to pre-
Drawing classes for
beginners and experienced
artists are 9 a.m. to noon,
Jan.15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30.
Contact Lisa Inglis at scottli-
Series 2 is in February and
Series 3 is in March.
Oil Painting Still Life,
Feb. 5 and 6, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Contact Jon Houglum and
register at www.houglumfin-
First Community Bank
satellite gallery, featured
artists: Peggy Holtz, Walter
Ramsbottom and Marlene
For information visit
www.islandart.org or call
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Continued from 1B
Ship, S.S. Amelia, docks in
the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island for the holiday
season. Made from more than
1,200 pounds of sugar and
3,000 eggs, the S.S. Amelia
serves as a festive backdrop
for countless holiday memo-
ries. The ship departs on
Dec. 28. Viewing is free and
open to the public.
Ritz tree lighting
Starting at 5:30 p.m. Nov.
21, thousands of sparkling
lights will cast a glow on The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
during the resort's annual
Christmas Tree Lighting.
The event is a YMCA
fundraiser and includes holi-
day music and refreshments.
The festivities conclude with
Santa's arrival and a fireworks
display. For details visit
From 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23,
The Shops at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation will
offer fun and excitement for
the entire family. Benefiting
Take Stock in Children, the
celebration features the light-
ing of a 34-foot Christmas
tree, holiday stilt walker,
Santa visit (starting at 6 p.m.),
train rides, crafts, holiday
treats and more.
For information visit
The annual Pajama Party
Sale & Contest will be held on
"Black Friday," Nov. 23, from
8-11 a.m. in downtown
Fernandina Beach as shop-
pers dressed in pajamas enjoy
special deals and discounts
along with fresh juice, coffee
Photos, of folks in their
finest holiday sleepwear will
be taken and prizes awarded
for "Best Dressed" (group
and individual) and "Most
abeach.com for information.
Starting at 2 p.m. Nov. 24
at the foot of Centre Street,
carolers, choirs, dancers and
singers will entertain visitors
with the sights and sounds of
the Christmas season.
Vendors will serve hot choco-
late and other delights; plus
Pirates will assist with toast-"
Santa Claus will make his
way down Centre Street to
the Christmas tree on a fire
engine at 2 p.m. All are invit-
ed to welcome him to town.
He will meet and take pic-
tures with the kids (and pets)
until 5 p.m. for a donation of
$5 per photo.
The city Christmas tree
lighting ceremony will begin
at 6:15 p.m. Visit www.ameli-
aisland.com for information.
Hosted by the city of
Amelia Community ,
Theatre presents "It's A
Wonderful Life" by James W.
Rodgers from the film by
Frank Capra and story by
Philip Van Doren Stern. This
is a heart-warming holiday
classic for the entire family
about George Bailey who,.
with the help of an angel, dis-
covers what the world would
be like if he had never been
Performances will be Nov.
S29-30 and Dec. 1,6-8 and 13-
15 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2
p.m. The theater is located at
207 Cedar St., Fernandina
Tickets are $20 adult, $10
student and available online
atre.org, or through the box
office at 261-6749, open
Thursday-Saturday from 11
a.m.-1 p.m. and 90 minutes
A variety of Nativity
scenes will be on display in
the Sanctuary of Memorial
United Methodist Church and
the Par tin Center at 601
Centre St. from 10 a.m.-
4 p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
in conjunction with the
Amelia Island Museum of
History's Holiday Home Tour.
Refreshments will be served
and Christmas music provid-
Admission is free.
Donations will be made to the
Homeless Coalition in Nassau
First Baptist Church will
host an elegant night of
Christmas music-with the
"Amelia Island Christmas
and choral singers. This two-
night event will be held Nov.
30 and Dec. 1, with encore
performances planned for
Dec. 7 and 8. Invite your
friends and neighbors.
First Baptist Church is
located at 1600 S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call 261-
3617 or visit FBFirst.com for
The Fort Clinch State Park
will hold a Union Holiday
Encampment Dec. 1-2 as vol-
unteers in Civil War-era cos-
tumes decorate the fort for
Volunteers place fresh
greenery on the mantle, put
up and decorate a period
Christmas tree, and portray
daily life as it was in the win-
ter of 1864.
The ladies string berries
and popcorn on the tree while
fires burn in the fireplaces
and soldiers answer questions
about what it is like to be sta-
.tioned at Fort Clinch.
For details call 277-7274,
or visit www.floridas-
On Dec. 1, Fernandina
Beach Christian Academy will
host its first annual Christmas
Enjoy local chorus groups
singing Christmas carols,
breakfast from Chik-Fil-A and
lots of fun activities, including
visits with Santa, and a Santa
Shop where parents and kids
can do some Christmas shop-
The event will be held at
First Baptist Church on South
Eighth Street from 9 a.mn. to
Breakfast with Santa is
Dec. 1 from 9-11 a.m. in the .
holiday decorated ACT lobby.
Attendance is limited. Tickets
are $20 per person and
include a pancake breakfast,
entertainment and a free 4 by
6 photo with Santa. Doors
open at 8:30 a.m.
'Tickets may be purchased
at the box office or by calling
261-6749. Leave a message
and your call will be returned
for confirmation. Or contact
Shelia Davidson at act-
The Callahan Christmas
Parade will be held Dec. 1
'with the theme, "An Old
Fashioned Christmas." Entry
fee is $45. Food/craft booth
fee is $35.
For information contact
the Greater Nassau County
Chamber of Commerce,
45383 Dixie Ave., Callahan, at
(904) 879-1441 or Info@grea-
terinassaucounty.com, or visit
lliza Holliday will lead an
Artists Books for the
on Dec. I
Books & Star Ornaments.
This is the perfect small craft
project for stocking stuffers,
gift decorations or small gifts
- the small stars can be fold-
away three-dimensional stars
or "wearable" books. The
larger star form makes a
great scrapbook. Fee is $65,
materials included. Call 556-
2517 or 277-4834 to register.
Theatre Guild will hold it first
annual "Holly Festival of
Trees-Gala" live and silent
auction on Dec. 2 from 6-9
p.m. at the Main Stage Lobby,
207 Cedar St.
Enjoy live music, wine,
hors d'oeuvres and the
chance to bid on creatively
decorated Christmas trees,
wreaths, gingerbread houses
and other auction items.
Tickets are $70 per person
and available by calling 261-
6749. Leave a message and
your call will be returned to
confirm your payment and
reservation. Or contact Shelia
Davidson at actguild@com-
Local businesses, groups
or individuals that would like
to create and donate
Christmas wreaths or ginger-
bread houses for the auction,
contact Linda Janca of Shelia
Davidson at 261-6749 or email
The Yulee Holiday Festival
will kick off with the Yulee
Holiday Festival Parade Dec.
8 starting at 10 a.m.
The theme this year is "A
Retro Rock'n Christmas,"
with prizes awarded in a vari-
ety of categories. Unique
vehicles, marching bands,
motorized floats, animal units
and marching units (must
have 15-plus costumed partic-
ipants) are welcome.
Deadline is Dec. 1.
The festival committee
also is seeking arts and crafts
vendors for the eighth annual
Yulee Holiday Festival on
Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at
the Yulee Sports Complex on
For parade and vendor
applications or for more infor-
mation, contact coordinator
Connie Daughtry at (904)
845-3264 or visit http://yulee-
Southeastern Bank in
Yulee will host its Annual
Senior Christmas dinner from
5-7 p.m. Dec 8 at the
Carpenter's House on US 17
Pick up tickets starting
Nov. 1 through Dec. 6 at
Southeastern Bank in Yulee.
Age 60 and up is free; under
60 is $5 per ticket.
For information contact
the bank at 225-9313.
OUT OF TOWN
The town of St. Marys,
Ga., will host a variety of holi-
day events, starting Nov. 13
with the downtown mer-
chants' Christmas Open
House. Nov. 27 is the White
Lighting; Dec. 1, Christmas in
the Park; Dec. 8, Christmas
Tour of Homes and the new
Tour Our Town; and Dec. 13-
16, the St Marys Christmas
Spectacular at the Theatre By
The Trax. For details call
(912) 882-4000 or email
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FRIDAY NOVEMER 2. 2012 News-Leader
Tuscany vineyards and suffering turned good
If you read this column on a
weekly basis, you already know that
my wife and I just returned from
Italy. Though while gone I did my
best to disengage from all my
responsibilities here at home, more
than once, I was inspired to write a
few things down. Knowing how
inspiration works you had better
grab it while it's flowing I did just
As a result, if it's OK with you,
now that my suitcases are unpacked,
I figured I'd unpack the lessons I
learned as well. Though doing that
might take a few weeks, if it's half as
good as the food we ate and the sites
we saw, it should be worth it. So,
here we go.
Tuscany. Little did I know how
God would use such a beautiful
place. I'm sure the man sitting
across the table
from me would say
the same thing. \
When I think about
all that God had to
do to set the
moment up, I'F
its rolling hills,
olive trees and
vineyards, the fam-
ily farm was a wel-
come sight for us
all. It had been a
long day. The wine
cellar, now convert-
ed into a (lining spot, with its aged
bricks and warm wooden beams,
made the perfect place for hearts to
open and God to speak. Like
putting on a pair of well-worn jeans,
our toIur group eased into the room,
slid out chairs and made ourselves at
Now only God knows why my
mind works the way it does, but
when the host began explaining how
they produced such quality wines
and olive oils, instantly my ears
perked up. "In the long dry sum-
mers, when the vines appear to be
dying of thirst, we intentionally don't
give them any water. We make them
suffer," the host said jokingly, yet he
was serious. "The result is a much
sweeter wine. Because the vine
reaches deeper to get what it needs,
the quality of the grape increases."
Immediately those words trans-
lated into a truth I've observed for
many years. Difficult places and
times of suffering, in the end, often
produce the sweetest things in life.
Because such times force us to dig
deeper, if we look to God, He uses
the pain to create a new depth in us.
Little did I know just how that
truth was playing out in the life of
the man sitting across the table from
me. He, being one of Australia's
leading radio voices, had recently
lost a son in a car accident. Actually,
not only had he, but the couple
beside him had as well. As I shared
my story, and the loss of my daugh-
ter, and how God had met me in all
of my pain, like thirsty vines, I could
tangibly feel the roots of their souls
reaching for the same source of
water that had sustained me. That
source is Christ.
Though I'm convinced God is not
the author of such suffering, at
times, He will allow what He can pre-
vent if the end product is something
eternal and meaningful. I realize it's
a tough subject, and that some may
no.t agree, but I've lived it and found
it to be true. God can take the driest
and most heart wrenching seasons
of life and turn them for our good, if
only we will search for Him with all
"Weeping may endure for a night,
but joy comes in the morning."
"To appoint unto them that
mourn in Zion, to give unto them
beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for
mourning, the garment of praise for
the spirit of heaviness; that they
might be called trees of righteous-
ness, the planting of the Lord, that
He might be glorified."(Isaiah 61:3)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
Join a fascinating journey called
UU101 an engaging workshop led
by the Rev. Ron Hersom, minister of
the Unitarian Universalist-Church of
Jacksonville, in Fernandina Beach. A
three-hour session today will begin
with a casual meal at 6 p.m. The
workshop will continue on Nov. 3
from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., with a work-
.ing lunch. Admission is free and food
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal
religious tradition that celebrates the
wisdom of all faith traditions and
threads together a sense of social
responsibility and community into a
covenant between its members and
the world around it. If you have an'
interest in these ideas this workshop
is for you. For information or to
attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 321-1686.
A Religious Freedom Rally will be
held from 2-3 p.m. Nov. 4 in front of
the vote pro-life banner on the north
side of SR 200 just east of CR 107
(Old Nassauville Road). Signs will be
available or you may bring your own.
All are welcome. For information
contact Mary Downey at 557-8763.
Prayer for nation
As the national elections
approach, many people talk about
the state that they believe the nation
is in today. Voting is a fundamental
right and responsibility in our
democracy. It should be exercised
based on a thoughtful, educated
understanding of the issues and can-
didates, and, as Christians, after
The Amelia Plantation Chapel, an
Church, will be open for prayer on
Election Day, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m.-7
p.m. Use the main Omni Amelia"
Island Plantation entrance, turn left
before the security gate and follow
the signs. Everyone is invited to join
in offering prayers for repentance
and righteousness'in the nation.
Dr. Tony Erby will lead "A Night
of Worship: Let the Worshippers
Arise," at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at The
River of Praise Worship Center,
'83410 Saint Mark Drive in Yulee,
where the Rev. Larry Osburn serves
Erby, senior associate pastor of
Christian Education and
Congregational Care at Kenneth
Copeland Ministries in Fort Worth,
Texas, will use his gifts in music min-
istry and teaching to promote,
inspire and cultivate love for the local
church. The worship experience is
presented and sponsored by Impact
Your World Church, Inc., the Rev.
Kalvin Thompson, pastor. All people
who want to experience God and
who have an expectation to access
and activate the anointing of God are
encouraged to attend. Admission is
Dr. Erby, who also provides sup-
port to the music department of
Kenneth Copeland Ministries, will
follow the service with a Music -
Ministry Workshop at 10 a.m. Nov.
10 at First Coast Inn & Suites, for-
merly Country Inn & Suites, 462577
SR 200. There is no cost, reserva-
tions recommended. Call 261-9072.
Are you intrigued (and maybe
intimidated) by the idea of journaling
or using creative writing for explo-
ration of self and spirit? New Vision
Congregational Church, UCC will
host a workshop to explore these
tools as a means of deepening your
spirituality on Nov. 10 from 9:30 a.m.-
3 p.m. The focus will be on the
process, not the product. The work-
shop is open to all no previous
Workshop leadersare Janet Streit
and Mary Kendrick Moore. Janet is
a Reiki Master who is avid about the
use of journaling in her own growth
and utilizes intentional expression in
her writing. Mary is the pastor of
New Vision and a chaplain who uti-
lizes creative writing approaches as
she weaves together stories in the
midst of sermons, in her own writing
and poetry and in creatively commu-
nicating with others.
The workshop will be held at the
church at 96072 Chester Road in
Yulee. Bring a brown bag lunch.
Drinks and dessert will be provided.
The cost is $5 until Nov. 1 and $10
after. For information contact Moore
at (904) 238-1822.
Women Warriors of God will hold.
a Spiritual Warfare Conference on
Nov. 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at The
Carpenter's House, 850987 US 17.
North in Yulee. Speakers will include
Destiny Munoz, Jonnie.Whittington
and Lesa Henderson. Registration is
at 9 a.m. The morning session is
from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and the
afternoon session from 2-5 p.m. Call
(904) 252-0783 for information.
North 14th Street Baptist Church,
519 North 14th St., will celebrate its
68th Homecoming Nov. 11. All past
and present members and friends
are invited to this joyful celebration
with' special music by past and pres-
ent members. Guest pastor will be
the Rev. Kelly Kemp, who was
ordained through North 14th Street
Baptist Church and is a chaplain for
the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.
Top off the day's celebration with
wonderful food and fellowship fol-
lowing the Worship Service. Begin
the day at one of the Sunday School
classes at 9:30 a.m., followed by wor-
ship at 10:45 a.m. (nursery provid-
ed). Call 261-0422. For more informa-
tion, see them on Facebook.
The H. Alvin Green Memorial
Alumni Choir returns to Amelia
Plantation Chapel for a free concert
on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. for an
evening of Gospel and Negro
Spirituals, plus patriotic songs.to
hbnor'our soldiers on Veterans Day.
These alumni from Edwards Waters
and other colleges, under the direc-
tion of Patricia Black, will open the
evening showcasing love of country
with favorites like "America the
Beautiful" and "Battle Hymn of the
Republic." Then your spirit will soar
with their powerful renditions of
"Ride Up in the Chariot" and
"Ezekiel Saw de Wheel," and weep
as the Sanctuary fills with
"Sometimes I feel like a Motherless
Child and It is Well with My Soul."
Take an hour out of your busy life
to relax to the stirring music of this
renowned group of musicians at the
Chapel, 36 Bowman Road, Amelia
Island, and invite a friend, neighbor
or family member to join you. An
offering will be collected in support
of the choir's scholarship fund.
Camp Pinckney Baptist Church in
Folkston, Ga., will host a special
Veterans Day service on Nov. 11
starting.at 10:45 a.m., recognizing
the men and women from all branch-
es of the armed services and voicing
appreciation for their sacrifice on
behalf of the country. All are wel-
East Nassau Ministerial
Thanksgiving service will be held on
Tuesday, Nov. 13 -at 7 p.m. at
Memorial United Methodist Church,
601 Centre St., Fernandina Beach:
The Council of Catholic Women
at St. Michael's Catholic Church will
hold a Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 17
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the St.
Michael's A,. 'id-a,) C, 1,u ly d Iun
Fourth Street. For in!i...n. i n i'all
Unity of Fernandina Beach, 910
14th St., announces that the Rei
Judith Elia will speak on A Still More
Excellent Way, The Love Teachings
of Jesus on Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. On Dec.
16 the topic will be What Is Truth?
All are welcome.
Call Marcia Brown at 415-0822 for
First Baptist Church will host an
elegant night of Christmas music in
the "Amelia Island Christmas
Spectacular," featuring orchestra
instrumentalists and choral singers.
This two-night event will be held
Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, with encore per-
formances planned for Dec. 7 and 8.
Invite your friends and neighbors
to join in an evening that will be a
"Christmas Spectacular." First
Baptist Church is located at 1600 S.
Eighth St., Fernandina Beach. Call
261-3617 or visit FBFirst.com for
No Roomattthe Inn'
A variety of Nativity scenes will
be on display in the Sanctuary of
Memorial United Methodist Church
and the Partin Center at 601 Centre
St. from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 30
and Dec. 1 in conjunction with the
Amelia Island Museum of History's
Holiday Home Tour. Refreshments
will be served and Christmas music
provided. Admission is free.
Donations will be made to the
Homeless Coalition in Nassau
The Fernandina Beach Interfaith
Dinner Network is in need of dona-
tions of paper goods and cleaning
supplies. Items may be dropped off
at St. Peter's Episcopal Church
parish office, 801 Atlantic Ave.,
Monday through Thursday from 9
Faithlink Encounters, A Biblical
Vi' .of Cuw r' nt Events, are weekly
,p,:-r, di 'wi i i--n s abodit whiaf is fak-
ing place in our community, state,
nation and world. Groups meet at
6:15 p.m. at two different locations,
The Partin Center (601 Centre St.,
white house next to the church) and
O'Kanes Pub (Centre Street- ask for
For more information contact
Pastor Hollie at hollie@mumcon-
line.com. All are welcome.
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S. Eighth
St., sponsors "Celebrate Recovery"
every Friday at 6:30 p.m.
This Christ-centered, biblically
based program is for individuals and
their family members who are deal-
ing with addictions, compulsions,
past hurts and potentially destructive
behaviors. Call 261-3617.
Sunday School ............................... 9:30 am
Sunday W orship..............................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassouville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034
A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church Ito
Ameria 'Devoted to Christ tho the FellowShip &
to the Great Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery and Children's Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings
in Fernandina Beach, Kingsland &Yulee.
Men's. Women's and Youth Ministries
85439 Miner Rd., Yulee
(Yulee Middle School)
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Traditional Family Worship....... 830am & 11am
ContemporaryWorship .. .9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Sunday School for all ages ..... 9:45am & 11am
WednesdayDinner (Aug-May)..... 5:15pm-630pm
In the Heart of Fernandina
9 N. 61" Street
Dr, Wain Wesberry
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
'"Discover tile Difference" at
Pastor: Dr, H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comer of Buccancer T' & Gerbnmg Ro.d, Fcniandina li,
For More lnformaion Call: 261-9527
'Sy i, CHAPEL
Ted Schroder, Pastor
Fall Series: Book of Revelation:
Encouraging the Faith
"There will be an opportunity for
healing prayer at each service
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
Off AIA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass
Satunay 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodisl Church
Sunday Masses Ocl-April 8 am 9:30 am
Daily Mass- 8:30 am Mon, WetiThurs & Fri.
Holy Day-Masses Vigil 6 pm: Holy Day-8:30 am, 6 pm
Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Parish Office; 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number; 904-277-6566
'Wo,,rship Siunda s
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90 - ,,,
fii ir ..itfli.I i r Ial
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Innovative Style, eontemporay Music,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Bd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connecting with C/ist..
Connecting with People
4 YULEE UNITED
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Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
lleart ofAll People
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Avorning Wrship 0:30 m. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
W-dnesday .Mid-week Service 7-9p.m.Ministriex:
Bus & a,,,, Couples, Singes, Y. uth
family worship center
Sunday Service . .10:30 am
Bible Study ....... .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
litorsAa wal Wc.' ne!
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11'00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meohng 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West 904.22556128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225*0809
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
Dr. Bill Yeldell. Interim Pastor
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Evenilg Woarhtp ............ . . . 00pm
W.d d.. r oH lp ISup .p ............ l pm
En.o..twr Yoath 0rop ......... 6:30pme-800p.
Wedaesd ay Praer Srtci...... ......... 7:00p
736 Bonnieview Road
Find us on Facebook:
5 Points Baptist Encounter Youth
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Service -10'30 am
Sunday School 9'15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Wednesday 6"30 8 30 pm
Wednesday Service 7'00 pm
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
7:30 a.m. Service
9:00 a.m. Service
11:00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday '
6 p.m. TAIZE 2nd Sunday
85326 Winona Bayview Road
Bro. Harford Peeples, Pastor
Sunday School ....... 9:45 am
Morning Worship .... .11:00 am
Evening Worship ...... 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer .....6:00 pm
Bible Study-Thursdays... 10:00 am
"Serving the Lord with Gadness"
t La Tierra Prometida
(The Promise Land)
Sunday-]11:00 am English
7:00 pm Spanish
Wednesday-7:00 pm Spanish
416 Alachua Street
Toadvetie in C church Diredoy
Worship this week
Sat the place
of your choice
FRIDAY. NOVEMER 2. 2012/News-Leader
For Nassau residents
ing, Classical Conversa-
tions has licensed commu-
nitie's that provide a class-
ical Christian community
for homeschooling families
with students in grades K4-
12. These programs typical-
ly meet once a week for 12
weeks in the fall and 12
weeks in the winter/spring
months. In addition, there
are spots available for mid-
Based on the classical
model of education, home-
school families meet week-
ly to introduce new memo-
ry work or the "gram-
mar" of a subject using
the Classical Conversations
curriculum. A trained tutor
creatively introduces the
memory work and leads
the classroom time.
Students participate in a
fine arts project, a science.
project and have an oppor-
tunity to practice orahlpres-
entation skills each week.
To learn more, attend a
weekly community meet-
ings, or if you have any
questions regarding home-
schooling contact Tabitha
yahoo.com or 556-6757.
A fundraising gala sup-
porting 8t. Michael
Academy, featuring wines
from Amelia Liquor, will be
held on Nov. 3 from 6-8
p.m. at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation Ballroom.
Enjoy wines paired with
great food and live and
silent auctions. Tickets are
$75 per person, $125/ cou-
ple and available at the St.
Michael Academy office.
For information call
Marcella Duba at 321-2102.
Nassau County Teen
Court will be held Nov. 6,
13 and 20,at 6p.m. at the
Nassau County Judicial ,,
Annex.inYulee. The court- .t
has a full caseload of three
cases each night and needs
student volunteers to be on
the jury to help give offend-
ers fair sentences.
three hours of community
service time, though court
lasts only one hour. Arrive
between 5:30-5:45 p.m. to
sign in. Court starts
promptly at 6 and end by 7
p.m. Some teachers give
extra credit for attending.
For information contact
Teen Court Coordinator
Charles Griffin at 548-5611.
Future Business Lead-
ers of America and the
Yulee High School Hornet
Step Masters will host a
pancake breakfast fundrais-
er at Murray's Grille on
Nov. 10 from 7- 9 a.m. The
Step Masters will perform
periodically throughout the
breakfast. Tickets are $6
and include pancakes,
scrambled eggs, bacon,
and a beverage.
The students, faculty
and staff of Faith Christian
Academy invite the com-
munity to'join them for the
first annual Veterans Day
Recognition Assembly on
Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. This one-
hour assembly will be held
with former military per-
sonnel from the United
States armed forces as well
as the student body. The
students will perform patri-
otic songs. There will be a
guest speaker and a gift of
appreciation for each veter-
an in attendance.
Faith Christian Acade-
my is on 96282 Brady Point
Road, on A1A just west of
the Shave Bridge. Call 321-
2137 for information.
On Dec. 8 Take Stock in
Children/Nassau will hold
a "Strides for Education"
5K Run/Beach Walk on
Fernandina's Main Beach.
The goal is to register 250
runners and walkers and to
raise $10,000 for the Take
Stock in Children/Nassau
To register visit
42&pg=entry. To volunteer
or become a sponsor con-
tact Jody Mackle at jmack-
'The Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise matched a grant
from the Rotary District 6970
Foundation to fund implemen-
tation of the In Search of Me
Caf& life skills learning program "
for teens. The Rotary Club
selected the teen room of the
newly opened Fernandina
Beach Boys & Girls Club "
as the program implementation
Sharon Stanley, the Rotary
Club's Foundation chair, deliv- B .
ered a progress report on the
project to the Rotary Club of.
Amelia Island Sunrise on Oct.
26 during its regular meeting.
Accompanied by a PowerPoint ...
presentation featuring ,grant
objectives and images of the Sharon Stanley,
teen room in action, Stanley the various area
illustrated how the In Search of Caf6 Founder Si
Me Caf6 program meets the at the new Fern
various areas of focus outlined
by the Rotary Foundation grant.
In Search of Me Cafe the implementation
Founder Stan Cottle joined announce that the
Stanley to report progress on Me Caf6 program
grants for In Search of Me Cafe
PHOTOS BYCAROLINE BLOCHLINGER/FOR.THE NEWS-LEADER
above right, illustrates how the In Search of Me Caf6 program meets
is of focus outlined by the Rotary Foundation grant. In Search of Me
tan Cottle, above left, announces that the program will begin operating
andina Beach Boys & Girls Club later this fall.
n process and
e In Search of
plans to begin
operating at the new site later
this fall. Based on the 300 per-
cent increase in teen enrollment
FLAG FOLDING LESSON
American Legion Post 54 Commander Marty Martin and Post members Woody
Scruggs and Jimmy Mayer gave a presentation to the students at Southside
Elementary School oirthe proper folding of the American flag, in observance of
RUN FOR CIS
More than 200 children
and adults participated in
the 5th Annual
Communities In Schools
Beach Run last month at
Peters Point. St. Michael
Academy, above, placed.
first with the highest num-
ber of participants, winning
$1,000 to be used for stu-
dent healthy lifestyles,
Callahan Middle won the
$500 second place prize
and Hilliard Middle-Senior-
High came in a close third.
* The event was made pos-
sible with the assistance of
Nassau County schools,
more than 30 volunteers,
donations of food and water
as well as entry fees for
youth runners, enabling
every child to participate
free of charge.
The run was sponsored
by Rick Keffer Dodge-
Medical Center Nassau, the
News-Leader and Nassau
County Record, Florida
Public Utilities, Nassau
County Drug and Alcohol
Courson and Stam, and
Chad Brock Landscaping.
Walgreen's and Culligan
sponsored the water sta-
tions and food was provid-
ed by Publix, Domino's
Pizza, Harris Teeter and
CIS of Nassau County is
a private nonprofit dedicat-
ed to surrounding youth
with a community of sup-
port, empowering them to
achieve in school and in
life. Visit www.CISNassau.
org or call 321-2000.
PHOTO BY NOEILI PERRY/FOR THE NEWS-LAI)DER
at another Boys & Girls Club
location, Cottle described how
the curriculum-based In Search
of Me Cafe program will meet a
critical need shared by many
Boys & Girls Clubs: to attract
and retain teen members at
Implementing the In Search
of Me Caf6 program into the
Fernandina Beach Boys & Girls
Club represents a successful
example for other Rotary Clubs
to follow in order to serve
deserving young people in their
respective communities nation-
The In Search of Me Cafd
program is operated by In
Search of Me, Inc., a 501 (c) (3)
nonprofit organization. To learn
more about the program, visit
The Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise meets every
Friday at 7:30 a.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
For more information or to
attend a meeting, contact
President Christal Fish at
email@example.com or go to
year, Boys & *.
ple as the
Youths of the Month for
September 2012: Jayce Hall
and Demetria Pollard. Both
have formed the same ambi-
tion for the future.
Jayce is an 11-year-old
young man, member of the
Fernandina Beach Club and a
fine example of how Boys &
Girls Clubs can help kids
through life's difficulties.
Now a student in fourth
grade at Emma Love Hardee
Elementary School, Jayce's
life has involved frequent
moving from one home to
another with consequent
challenges to maintaining
good performance in school.
.,But the club has taught him
how to cope successfully with
changes, and provided impor-
tant assistance with learning
With his outgoing and
responsible personality, Jayce
now seeks to help younger
members succeed, is active in
the Torch Club and is a val-
ued member of the Boy's
Brigade at his church. -
Jayce has formed -the goal
n of achieving
qualified as a pediatrician. He
would be a good one!
Demetria Pollard is a 12-
year-old in seventh grade at
Fernandina Beach Middle
School and an excellent stu-
dent who has learned how to
earn her place on the school
.A/B Honor Roll. She credits
the Miller Freedom Club staff
and volunteers with helping
her achieve success in
schoolwork, to develop lead-
ership skills and to serve as a
role model for her younger -
sibling who is also a club
Demetria is always in the
forefront of members volun-
teering forcommunity proj-
ects and club fundraisers as
well as at her church. She
sings in the middle school
chorus and excels at
Her ambition is to attend
the University of Florida,
then continue to medical
, school and become a pediatri-
Demetria is surely on the
road to lifelong success!
LESSONS IN MANNERS
Fernandina Beach Christian Academy, 1600 S. Eighth
St., held the first of a series of Cotillion classes recent-
ly. Lynn Dempsey of the National League of Junior
Cotillions Nassau County, above, provided the students
with instruction in basic manners and introductions. It
is just another activity at FBCA to further the develop-
ment of the students.
YOUTHS OF THE MONTH
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DRIVERS Hiring experienced/inex-
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54748 Spring Lake Drive
3BR/2BA ASF 2376
day, Nov. 4 1 PM-4PM
2839 Ferdinand Court
4BR/2BA ASF 2243
201 Help Wanted
DOWNTOWN FERNANDINA BEACH
Retail Store is looking for a full time
manager. The qualified candidate must
have previous retail experience and be
an excellent sales person. Duties will,
include (but are not limited to)
stocking, pricing, 'display, scheduling,
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of retail sales. If you have retail sales
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oriented person, please send your
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references that we can contact.
Benefits include: Health Insurance,
One week paid vacation after one year
.DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW -
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NASSAU PHYSICAL THERAPY is
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multi task & provide outstanding
customer service. Medical experience
required. Fax resume to 277-4177.
TRANSFER DRIVERS Need 20
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PRODUCTION BAKER POSITION
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PAPA JOHN'S in Fernandina -" is
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area, restaurant. Drivers must be at
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DRIVERS Earn 50 up to 55 cpm
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O-OP Regional, pay increase,
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601 Garage Sales
YARD SALE 85164 Eady Ln., Yulee.
Sat. 11/3, 8am-? Tools, handicap
scooter, & lots of misc. (F)
CAT ANGELS YARD SALE Furniture,
household, books, CDs, videos, toys &
more. Sat. A,1/3, 9am-2pm, 709 S:
CLEANING OUT GRANDMA'S -
Selling entire house contents.
Treasures to trash. Sat. 11/3, 8am-
1pm. No earlies. Cash only. Marsh
Lakes Villages, Marsh Bay Ct..
GARAGE SALE at 123 S. Fletcher
A\e. Sat. 11/3, Bam-3pm. TOOLS!!!
Household items and more. (F)
HUGE ESTATE SALE 2423 Clinch Dr.
Fri. 11/2, Sat. 11/3 & Sun. 11/4, 8am-
2pm. Everything must go. Furniture,
household goods, kitchen items,
Christmas decorations o linens, &
ESTATE SALE Tools, tool boxes,
furniture, antiques, clothes. 95144
uBlackhaw Trail...-S, I .'7 S 3nr.
11/4, 9am-4pm.- (F)
2-FAMILY GARAGE SALE 2192
Calais Ln. Sat. 11/3, 8am-lpm. Rain
cancels. Household items, bikes, TVs,
small appliances, etc.
BALED STRAlf CONSTRUCTION I CONSTRUCTION
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601 Garage Sales
SALES!! Multiple units!' Lots
Christmas gifts/items, furniture,
jewelry, cosmetics, tools, antique
ships, nautical art, MORE!! Fri. 11/2,
ipm-5pm & Sat. 11/3, 9am-lpm.
AAAA STORAGE BLDG NEXT TO
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Fri. &
Sat., 8am-2pm. 95201 Nassau River
BIG YARD SALE 85736 Avant Rd.
(Wilson Neck area, Yulee). Fri. 11/2 &
Sat. 11/3, 9am-noon. Antiques, men's
clothing, tools, fishing equipment,
household items, glassware, furniture,
golf cart, etc.
HUGE GARAGE SALE 96126
Yellowtail Ct. in cul-de-sac (Heron Isles
subd., Yulee). Sat. 11/3, 8am-3pm.
New & used items, surround sound,
VCR's, clothing, & more.
YARD SALE Fri. 11/2 only. 774
Adams Rd. at 8th St. Tools, plants,
A TO Z YARD SALE You name it, we
have it! Murray Hill Community, 1655
Lime St. Sat. 11/3, 8am-? No early
birds. Cash only.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 11/3, Sam-12
noon. Egans Landing, 2809 Robert
Oliver Ave. Household items. Rain
GARAGE SALE Sat. 11/3, 8-12:30.
96809 Chester Rd. Last house on left
of pavement. Kingsize bed w/mattress,
TV stand, Casio organ w/stand, Oakley
sunglasses, sewing machine, monitor,
custom jewelry, lots of odds & ends.
MANY YARD SALES in Why Rd.
neighborhood, near Ritz Carlton off
Scott Rd. Fri. 11/2 & Sat. 11/3, 8am-
RAMSEY MOVING SALE Commercial
roll-away-bed, file cabinet, kitchen,
Christmas, household items, books,
. clothing, much more. 2104 Canterbury
Ln. Fri. 10/26 & Sat. 10/27 and Fri.
11/2 & Sat. 11/3, 9am-lpm.
GARAGE/ESTATE/YARD SALE -
Housewares, furniture, flatware,
antique items, lamps, etc. 5437 Ocean
Blvd., American Beach. Sat. 11/3 &
Sun. 11/4, 8am-? (F)
YARD SALE Sat. 11/3, 8am-12pm.
86028 Creekwood Dr. in Meadowfleld
subdivision. Baby items: clothes,
swing, toys. Household items.
ARTISTS' STUDIO SALE Paints,
frames, easels, art, canvas, brushes,
books, & more. Sat. 11/3, 10am-4pm.
18 N. 2nd St. Cash & carry bargains.
SAT. 11/3, 8AM 86587 Riverwood
Dr., Yulee, FL. Furniture, home decor,
household items, clothes, and more...
NEW! GARAGE SALE Collectibles,
household Items, dishes, antiques,
books, power tools, ladders, space
heaters, & Christmas. 1337 Marian Dr.
Fri. 11/2 & Sat. 11/3, 8am-12pm.
602 Articles for Sale
4 TICKETS FL Gators vs Missouri
11/3.' 2 TICKETS Jerry Seinfeld
11/2 Gainesville. (904)432-7032
LIKE NEW Maytag Centennial
washer & dryer, $800/OBO. (330)441-
MOVING SALE .- Two couches, work
bench, size 12/14 clothes, books, misc.
Dining room set, $1600. Call (904)
335-0933. 919 San Fernando St.
TWO 6-SPEED RALEIGH BIKES -
(like new) $175/ea. or the two for
$300. Child's bike with training wheels
$15. Roland electric piano keyboard
$325. Call (904)277-2961.
1611 Home FurnishingsI
FOR SALE Full size Ethan Allen sofa,
$350. Kenmore washer & dryer, 3 yrs
old, $300 for pair. (904)729-7797
611 Home Furnishings
CHERRY BEDROOM SET Solid wood,
never used, brand new in 'factory
boxes. Original cost $4500, sell for
$795. Can deliver. Call Tom (407)574-
LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET In
original plastic, never used. Orig price
$3,000, sacrifice $975. Can deliver.
Call Bill (813)298-0221. ANF
FURNITURE LIQUIDATION SALE N
JAX Quality products 50-80% off
retail. Queen mattress sets $150.
Sofa/Love $399. 5pc Bed set $399.
House/Condo packages $1799. Call
705 Campers & Supplies
FOR SALE 1998 CampLite pop-up
camper. $2,400. Call (904)261-6491.
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
S 806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
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808 Off Island/Yulee
4BR/3BA 3 car garage, In beautiful
N Hampton. Neutral colors, stainless
appliances. Mother-in-law suite, formal
living and dining rooms, great room
with breakfast area. On wooded
preserve. Owner financing options. Call
Daune Davis, Watson Realty Corp. 904-
YULEE, FLORIDA Local Business
Properties 1 acre w/1500sf building
$350,000 or possible rental. Also, 1
acre w/well & power pole, zoned CI,
$109,000. Call (904)704-1933.
817 Other Areas
20 ACRES FREE! Own 60 acres for 40
acre price/pymt. $0 down $168/mo.
Money back guarantee. No credit checks.
Beautiful views. W. Texas 800- 843-7537
MOBILE HOME with acreage ready to
move in, great for pets. Lots of space
for the price. 3BR/2BA, serious offers
only, no renters. (850)308-6473. ANF
3BR/2BA w/attached garage on 1.03
acres. Auction' 11/13/12, 10am @
South Palm Beach County Court-house.
Sharon Sullivan (904)740-2421 or
www.irsauctins.gov for more info. ANF
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Financial aid if qualified Housing available,
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concerning your legal rights.
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Jason K. Whittemore
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601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 9101 Tampa, FL 33606
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TODAY thru SUNDAY
Ocean Forest Subdivision off of Scott Rd
8AM-4PMl...AII 3 Days!
Call for more info 404-217-9150
This is a True Estate Sale,
NOT a yard sale!
1617 Ocean Forest Drive,
Fernandina Beach, 32034
Lot's of High-End Merchandise including Antique Furniture,
Mirrors, Fine Persian Rugs, Antique Persian Tapestry, Very
Rare Antique Spanish Cabinet, Oil Paintings and Framed Art,
Haviland China Set, Complete Bedroom Sets, Collectibles,
3 Dining Room Tables and Chair Sets, Armoire's, Dressers,
Game Table, Seating Groups, Beautiful Antique White Sofa,
Wicker Furniture and Accessories, TV Cabinets, HUGE Doll
Collection, Old Trains, Set of Drums, Christmas Decorations,
Collector Plates, Kitchen Wares, Appliances, Linens,
Tools, Hunting Clothes, and much, much, much more!
Something for every budget and taste.
Own a store or flea market? Don't miss it!
Want to furnish your Dunes home? Come on down!
Everything Must Go!
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3350 S. Fletcher Ave., Unit E6 1130 sf.
2BR/2BA Oceanfront and fully furnished sixth
floor condo. Large Living Room and Dining area
with all furnishings and TV, Master Suite-with
private bath and views of the Atlantic. Guest
room with twin beds. Large private patio.
Community Pool. Water included. No Pets. On
2503-A W. 5th Street 1983 sf 3BR/3BA
Northend condominium just a quick stroll from
the beach. Tiled throughout and with ocean
viewsfrom the Master Suite balcony. Master
located upstairs with Guest rooms down.
Community pool. Pets ok. On Island. $1,647/mo.
95024 Barclay Place #2 1541 sf. 2BR/2BR
town home in the gated Summer Beach
community of Harrison Point. Tiled throughout
rheLiving Room (with fireplace) opens to the
Kitchen and Breakfast nook for a clean spacious,
feel. Master Suite features doublevanity and
separate garden tub and shower. Large screened
porch outside and one car garage. Pets ok. On
3322 Fairway Oaks 1,456 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni
Amelia Island Plantation villa located on the
Fairway. Recently remodeled with updated
Kitchen and appliances. Generous living spaces
with Living/Dining Room combined. Master
suite with private bath. Optional AlP
membership available. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok.
On Island. $1,297/mo.
75079 Ravenwood Dr 1725 sf. 3BR2.'l, \ open
floor plan Florida style home in Timbercreek.
Bright, large rooms and kitchen o,.-r:l.kinglisin;
area with plenty of cabinet space. Pets ok. Off
General m.in ':
76015 Deerwood Dr 1858 sf. 3BR/2BA house in
Timbercreek Plantation. Corner lot with large
backyard. Custom paint throughout. Upgraded
Kitchen with tile floors. Huge Master Suite with
separate tub & shower. Irrigation & security systems.
Dogs ok. Off Island. $1,247/mo.
1831 Perimeter Park Road 1476 sf. 2BR/2BA First
floor condo located in Amelia Park. Upgraded
kitchen. Walking distance to YMCA, shopping,
dining and schools. Sidewalks for biking or walking
throughout entire area. Pets ok. On Island.
95 Oak Grove 1076 sf. 2BR/2BA 1940's era cottage
located on the end of a quite circle off 14th street.
Vintage charm with modern conveniences. Living/
Dining Room combo. Hardwood floors in the master
bedroom. Updated kitchen. Plus large and lush garden
throughout the entire backyard. Pets ok. On Island.
96010 Stoney Dr 1373 sf 3B]P2BA upstairs
townhouse in gated Stoney Creek. Large open floor
plan with huge Kitchen and center island plus
Breakfast Area. Master Suite has a big walk-in closer
and separate shower/garden tub. Screened porch
overlooks wooded area and pond. One car garage.
Small dog ok. NO CATS. Off Island. $1,150/mo.
41 Oak Grove Place 1008 sf. 2BR/1BA home with
hardwood floors throughout plus a pool! Recently
updated throughout! Study with built in bookshelves.
Pool & lawn care. Pets ok. On Island. $1,147/mo.
30936 Paradise Commons #227 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA
totally renovated Amelia Lakes condo with custom
paint and fixtures; IThis 2nd floor unit is within easy
walking distance to pool and other amenities. Pets ok.
Off Island. $950/mo.
Lee Richardson Brad Holland
817 Other Areas
REAL ESTATE AUCTION Blount
County, TN. (55) 5+ acre tracts, log
cabin, commercial bldg & (3)
residential lots. Sat. 11/17. 1-800-
4FURROW. TN Lic. #62. ANF
852 Mobile Homes
OFF ISLAND N'ville, clean & remod.
(2)3/2 SWMH $700 & $750/mo. Lg 3/2
DWMH $850/mo., + deposits. ALSO
apt. at the beach. (904)261-5034
2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME on 1 acre
of land with fishing pond. $650/mo. +
$650 deposit. Service animals only.
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE in a
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-5577.
AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your
RV to live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.
VERY NICE remodeled 2-3 bedroom
SW in Yulee. $600-.$750/mo., water
inc. 1 sm. or service dog. 50x100 lot.
RTO avail. Call (904)501-5999.
SMALL EFFICIENCY APT. 3 minutes
from beach. Utilities included. Partly
furnished. $500/mo. + deposit. Call
3BR/1BA LUXURY OCEANVIEW
APT. Tile throughout, central AC, DW,
W/D. 927 N. Fletcher Ave., down.
$995/mo. + deposit. (904)386-1005
MURRAY HILL APARTMENTS
Rental assistance on 2 & 3 BR HC &
non HC accessible apartments. W/D
hookups. Water, sewer & trash
provided. Call 904-261-2937 TDD/TTY
711, 1655 Lime St. FB Fl 32034. "This
institution is an equal opportunity
provider & employer."
1BR/1BA 615 Donnie Ln., upstairs.
CH&A, W/D hookup, utilities included.
$775/mo. Call (904)415-2479.
I POST OAK APARTMENTS
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711
2BR/2BA AMELIA LAKES Furnished
Model gated, lakeside community
with 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-style pool,
tennis & more! Call Tammy at
(904)415-6969 for a showing.
AMELIA. LAKES CONDOS Living in
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, ten-nis &
more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at
Just $799/mo incl. water/sewer! Call
Tammy at (904) 415-6969 for a
CURTISS H. showing, www.amelialakes.comn
LASSERRE 860 Homes-Unfurnished|
Real Estate, Inc.
7Real Estate, Inc. HOUSE FOR RENT 2BR/2BA. $640/
www, lasserrerealestateicom .IU. if A "fa 1- -1-,l r.1u
LONG TERM RENTALS
* 2500 First Avenue 2BR/2BA apart-
ment with single car garage, small deck,
office/bonus room, tile and laminate
flooring, second floor with just a peek
of the ocean! $1.200/mo.
* 305 S 17th Street, 28R IBA house
$850 a month + utilities
* 2377 S. Fletcher 2BR IBA half of
duplex $890 a month includes water,
sewer, and garbage
* L-2 Forest Ridge 2BR 1.5BA town-
house, furnished, $1250 a month
includes water, sewer, garbage, and elec-
tric. I 11% tax for less than 6 months,
* AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY
2BR/IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach. All
until, wi-fi,TV & phone.
S3BR/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper
Loop $1450/wk plus taxes & cleaning
* Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces, can be
Joined for one, 1,600 sq ft space, AIA
next to Peacock Electric $12/sq. ft +
CAM and Tax
*Amelia Park Unit B small office (2
rooms) with bath, 576 sq. ft. $1050/mo.
+ sales tax.
* Five PointsVillage 1,200 sq.fcAIA/S 8th
St. exposure Great for retail, services,
or office. $1,200/mo +sales tax.
* Amelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) -
910 approx. sq.ft., 3 offices, reception
area, kitchen and bathroom. $1450/mo.
*'1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle
House, 1,800 sq.ft $1700/mo. lease +
1mo. DLeposit & reflerences n leelded. Call
CLEAN HOME CH&A, blocks to
beach, 3/2. $875/mo. Call The Realty
Source, Inc. (904)261-5130, Iv msg.
SUMMER BEACH 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage, all appliances. Access to
beach, pool, tennis. Gated community.
$1600/mo. 1 yr lease req. 321-1713
3BR/2BA SPLIT FLOOR Plan Home
- located In Nassau Lakes on large lot.
$1,200/mo. Available mid November.
Call Greg at 556-2573.
2BR/2BA HOUSE for rent in
Femandina Beach. $800/mo. + I
month's deposit. One small pet
allowed. Please call (904)225-9601 or
RESIDENTIAL LONG TERM RENTALS
3 Bedroom Special
Starting at $ 750/mo.
with $99 security deiwt
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trust in itA insitution,
Every day in Congress, Ander leads by
example, votes on principle and works
tirelessly in our best interest..
Ander Crenshaw has been a steadfast advocate
for the best-trained best-equipped military; a guardian
of our military bases; and an activist for our dedicated
military personnel and their families,
On health care, Ander knows that -Obamacare'
must be repealed and replaced with real reform. The
new law means more government control, higher costs
and taxes, Interference with your doctor and Increased
deficits; it Is wrong for America,
Ander knows thdt, to create the jobN America
needs, Congress needs to cut taxes for small businesses
and stop the spending spree. He will lead the charge
for fiscal discipline in Washington, a Fair Tax initiative
and a line-item veto, and the end of wasteful programs,
More taxation regulation and bailouts will not
create more jobs, Ander Crenshaw wants to untie
the hands of America's job creators before the
country we know and love is destroyed... and the
American Dream along with It.
With his reputation for developing common-
sense solutions to national Issues, Ander is the right .
representative at the right time, He has attacked the
Administration's bloated budgets and bailouts, job-
killing taxes and private-
sector takeovers,,, and
he'll continue the fight to
make America work again,
MARSH LAKES Lakefront home,
2000 sq. ft., 3BR/2.5BA, 2-car, LR, FR,
screened porch, fabulous views.
Community pool, tennis, dock.
$1725/mo. includes landscaping.
PINEY ISLAND on the marsh.
Incredible view 1BR/1+ bath, screened
porch. Available. (904)463-2770
2BR/2BA HOUSE in great location on
island. Recently refurbished, 2-car garage.
$1200/mo. Call Greg at 556-2573.
4BR/3BA HOME in Amelia National.
Separate LR/DR/GR. Golf & water
views. $1750/mo. (904)335-0583.
MARSH LAKES 3BR/2.5BA T.H.
1860 sq. ft. 95130 Village Dr.
Fireplace, lake view, garage.
$1475/mo. Call (904)923-7637.
MODERN COTTAGE on water in Old
Town. 1BR/i1BA, all appliances, huge
office/studio, & yard $850 lease.
105 S 15TH ST 2BR/1BA garage
new carpet/paint Lg master Sm 2nd or
office. Lots of closets & storage, Lg LR,
Lg Eat-in'Kit, Cov patio, W/D hookups.
Avail 11/1 7-12 me lease.
$925 + Security 261-7849
4BR/1BA HOUSE in Fernandina
Beach. Ceiling fans, freshly painted,
deck. 317 S. 10th St. $825/mo. + dep.
& ref's. Call (904)335-7348 for appt.
1861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
VARIOUS OFFICES 600-1500sf.
2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office
space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities, internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For info call
1800 SQ. FT. RETAIL &/OR OFFICE
SPACE available on busy 14th St.
mall. Annual lease @ $12 per sq. ft.
Call now to see (904)753-0257.
866 Wanted to Rent
I AM LOOKING TO RENT an
unfurnished room in FB. Single man,
very quiet & polite, non-smoker (no
drugs or alcohol). Can pay $400/mo.
including utilities. Call (904) 335-0680.
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