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It's an uncomfortable topic... there is angst among employees, staff and elected officials.
(This) can.impact the ability ofthe pension plan to be sustainable.'

City pension liability: S22.8M and growing

SANGELA DAUGHTRY "A lot of states have been looking at ary to look at it from the city's view- for future employees; eliminating cost Stull said the city should also look
News-Leader this," Stullsaid. Il. i-l', -. want cities point." The city also could consider of living adjustments; increasing at issues such as employee overtime

The city's unfunded pension liabil-
ity had grown to $22.8 million as of
October 2011 and has only worsened
since, according to a report from
Edward Stull, the city's financial advi-
sor and managing director of
FirstSouthwest of Orlando.
Stull also told commissioners at a
workshop Wednesday that the city's
pension liability is greater than the
general fund budget, and that actual
returns from the fund are negative. -
"The city is paying 8 percent liabil-
ity, or $1.8 million a year in debt serv-
ice," Stull said. 'That's over a mill in
taxes." Stull noted the liability most
likely grew by double digits for the
2011-12 fiscal year that ended Oct. 1,
but that data was not yet available.

to deliver on their promise, but it's
really affecting the budget."
Stull said that in the late 1990s, pen-
sion funds received a huge rate of
return on investments, but since the
financial crash of 2008, they have
caused big budget challenges for cities.
Because of "less than favorable"
investment returns, the city's total
required contribution to the pension
fund has been increasing, Stull said.
"Almost every state has looked at
this," Stull said. "It's an uncomfortable
topic to bring up ... there is angst
among employees, staff and elected
officials. (It) can impact the ability of
the pension plan to be sustainable."
"In terms of diagnostics, there are
a lot of different things to be consid-
ered," Stull said. "You can get an actu-

lowering the investment rate of return
to a "new normal" of 6 or 7 percent.
"You need to make sure the city
has an affordable pension program,"
Stull said, "and make sure it's a fair
deal for both taxpayers and employ-
ees." He said the city should look at
"goals and parameters" and determine
what is important to the local commu-
nity as well as possibly proposing
changes for any new employees.
Stull recommended the commis-
sioners put together a group of stake-
holders to evaluate the options and
come up with a solution.
He said pension reform strategies.
could include modification of benefits
for future employees, or even current
employees; increasing vesting periods;
adjusting age and service requirements

employee contributions; and changing
or closing defined benefit plans.
Thisis a huge issue impacting a lot
of cities," Stull said.
City Finance Director Patti Clifford
said the city could be in danger if it
reached the "crossover point," which
is when .projected payments for
e 1 pl, ,y, ,. Xiid the assumed rate of
return. In that case, she said, the city
would have to record the liability on its
balance sheet. According to Stull, that
could affect the city's bond rating.
"We have seen cities close out the
(pension) plan and go to a 401(k) plan,
01 g, to *- slate retirement system,"
Stull said. \'1\ seen a number go to
hybrid.plans. ... Municipalities have
data out there with a step-by-step


abuses, where they can make 120 per-
cent of their salary for their pension.
According to Human Resources
Director Robin Marley, the city has
two pension funds one for police and
firefighters, and one for general
employees. The police/firefighters plan
has 57 active participants, four in the
Deferred Option Retirement Plan, or
DROP, and 38 retirees with an aver-
age monthly benefit of $2,660, said
Marley. The general employee plan
has 90 active participants, 10 DROP
participants and 63 retirees with an
average monthly benefit of$1,360.
Commissioners agreed to send out
a request for proposals for an actuary
and to hire public finance law firm
Bryant, Miller & Olive of Tallahassee
to address the issue.


President Obama, pictured here in a Rose Garden news conference during his first term, won reelec-
tion Tuesday night, over Republican Mitt Romney and even, apparently, won Florida. Although some
absentee and provisional ballots remain to be counted, Obama was leading in statewide voting. It did-
n't matter the president won the Electoral College decisively with his victories in other states. The
result was broadcast shortly after 11 p.m., inspiring happy Democrats to a toast at their gathering at
the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, above. In Nassau County, Obama got 25 percent of the vote to
Romney's 74 percent, a larger tally for thb Democrat than in recent elections. Locally, Republicans
prevailed in all local and regional elections, though U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, easily won
reelection to a third term based on statewide results. More Electon Day photos, 14A.

Hot spot for

volunteer fire

chiefs, county

Nassau County Comnmis'ion Chair
.Danny Ler.pfr, who supports stricter
regulation ol volunteer 'fiTe 'c " -
warned that he would end a
meeting Wednesday if the
board and volunteers could
not get on the same page
"This meeting is adjourned,"
he said moments later, punc-
tuating his point with a swing
of the gavel..
The sudden adjournment
by Leeper, a former Leeper
Fernandina Beach'fire chief,
capped an emotional meeting
mired by frequent interruptions and
confusion over which contract copies
of three were in play- was being dis-

The move drew fire from the vol-
unteers, who said it was not valid and
accused the board of "selectively"
.enforcing Robert's Rules of Order, a
blueprint for civil diic.i-i.'n in gov-
ernment meetings. -
The meeting, aimed at vet-
ting concerns with proposed
contracts that would bring vol-
unteer fire operations under
the county's umbrella, followed
months of talks geared toward
mending fences .between the
volunteer chiefs and Nassau
County Fire Chief Matt
Graves. But at the meeting's
Send, the two sides were even
further apart.
FIRE Continued on 5A

CRA board open to

new perspectives on

improving downtown

ANGELA DAUGHTRY taxes and permit fees, but there could
News-Leader be ways to attract investors, such as

At a meeting this week with the
city's Community Redevelopment Area
Advisory Board, three local realtors
offered fresh perspectives on the area
and how to develop it to attract invest-
The city's CRA is a special taxing
district that comprises about 40 acres
and 56 properties near the downtown
riverfront, with public/private owner-
ship about evenly divided.
The'CRA was adopted in 2005 with
the goal of eliminating blight and
enhancing the tax base to bring in
more revenues to improve the area.
Real estate agents Elizabeth
Rawson, Jim Caserta and John
Holbrook said at the meeting Monday
at City Hall that clients interested in the
downtown area are put off by high

building another downtown hotel and
adding new infrastructure.
Caserta said there is interest in the
historic area and real estate prices have
gone down, but the costs of fees and
permits deter many buyers. He also
said commercial downtown lease rates
are high, and customers do not per-
ceive the city's fee policies as "citizen-
Holbrook said potential buyers want
to be' in the central downtown area
rather than "four blocks away in the
blighted area," but that parking is an
issue. "We don't have a condo prod-
uct where people are able to walk
downtown," he said.
"It's all price point at the end of the
day," Holbrook said. "If the price is

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FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 9, 2012 NEWS News-Leader

Free state park

TALLAHASSEE In honor statue at Orman House
of our nation's veterans and Historic State Park. This one-
active military personnel, day- of-a-kind bronze sculpture was
use entry will be free to every- made from the original mold
one at Florida's state parks on of the Three Servicemen
Veterans Day, Sunday. Pick Statue that is part of the
your favorite outdoor activity Vietnam Memorial in
hiking, bicycling, bird Washington, D.C.
watching or looking for shells If you are near
on the beach and enjoy a Jacksonville, be sure to visit
day at a state park. Fort Clinch State Park for the
"The Florida Park Service History of the American
supports veterans, current Soldier event saluting our
military personnel and their Armed Forces on Saturday,
families and honors the sacri- from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Living
fices of members of the armed historians from each major
forces," said Florida Park U.S. military conflict will
Service Director Donald V. share information along with
Forgione. "We encourage military history displays from
Florida's citizens and visitors the Revolutionary War to
to enjoy our state's natural present day. Period music and
and cultural resources while firing demonstrations will
honoring our dedicated serv- highlight-the experience.
ice men and women." Visitors may purchase
If you are in the refreshments from the Fort
Apalachicola area, be sure to Clinch Canteen.
visit the Three Soldiers Detail Entrance is $6 per vehicle,

entry f(

up to eight people. Fort
admission is one canned
food item per person, which
will be donated to the
Barnabas Food Pantry.
Veterans and active duty mili-
tary are invited to come
dressed in uniform.
Florida's state parks offer
free or discounted Annual
Entrance Passes to those who
currently serve or have
served in the U.S. military
branches, veterans with serv-
ice-related disabilities and sur-
viving spouses of members of
the U.S. military who have:
fallen in combat The dis-
counted or free Florida State
Parks Annual Entrance Pass
is available at any Florida
State Park staffed ranger sta-
Entry is free Sunday to any
Florida state park except
Slyway Fishing Pier State

or all on Veterans Day

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A part of the park system since 1935, Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved
19th century forts in the country. Although no battles were fought here, it was gar-
risoned during both the Civil and Spanish-American wars.

Thanksgiving holiday

feast or famine
For the News-Leader-----

Planning and preparing for
the Thanksgiving holiday meal
can cause anxiety, even for
those who are bountifully
blessed. Imagine the stress for
those in our community who
live food insecure, meaning that
they live uncertain where their
next meal will come from.
Believe it or not, many fam-
ilies in our community struggle
to meet their most:basic needs
and regularly have to choose
between paying for the roof over
their heads, the electric bill or
food. Difficult tradeoffs, indeed!
November is "good nutrition
month" a perfect month to
remind everyone that having
access to nutritious, adequate
amounts of food is necessary
for living a healthy life. It is the
most basic of needs. According
to Feeding America, Florida is
one of the seven states exhibit-
ing statistically significant high-'
er household food insecurity
rates than the U.S. national aver-
age 2009-11. More than one out
of ive children lives under this
Without access to healthy.
nutritious food children are
more pr6ne to illness, as well
as slowed physical and mental
growth. For adults experienc-.
ing difficulty accessing an ade-
quate nutritious food supply, the
outcome can often be an
increased risk of developing
chronic illnesses like diabetes,
hypertension or high choles-
As many of us prepare for
the upcoming holiday celebra-
tions that will entail gathering
with family'and friends, relaxing

Many are struggling
in these tough eco-
nomic times, like the
working poor who
earn just enough
not to qualifyfor
government help of
foodstamps to feed
the family.

and sharing a fine meal, let us
be reminded that we can make
a difference in the life of some-
one less fortunate right here in
our community. Many are strug-
gling in these tough economic
times, like the working poor
who earn just enough not to
qualify for government help of
food stamps to feed the family
We can startour holiday sea-
son off in a meaningful way by
making a donation to a local
food pantry and thus ensure
that someone in need of food
this holiday season will not go
hungry BE.:cIausL of ihc gI-n,-r.
ous foxli donations made by res-
idents in the community, and
food drives coordinated by pri-
vate and public entities, the
Barnabas food pantry distrib-
utes close to 100,000 pounds of
.food each year to individuals
and families in need in Nassau
You can make a donation of
food, money or your time to the
Barnabas Food Pantry, 11 South
11th St., and Fernandina Beach,
261-7000, ext. 107, contact


Kiwanis Club
The Fernandina Beach
Kiwanis Club meets the first
three Mondays of each month
at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club on Bill Melton Road for a
dinner meeting from 6:30-8
p.m. Contact Don Lyons at'
432-8194 or (978) 758-0561
Optimist clubs
SThe Yulee Optimist Club
meets Tuesdays at noon at
Murray's Grille onA1A in
Yulee. Call 753-0091.'
* *
The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club meets
Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. Nov. 14 will feature Bill
Gingrich of ARIAS. Call
Bernice Kelley at 261-7923 or
Barb Kent at 277-4071.

The Westside Optimist

T 1- A TV% r"

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 pro-
mote optimism to all. Call 613-
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. 14
will feature Trevis Wallace,.
promoting teen confidence.
Call Melanie Ferreira at 321-
* *
The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise meets
Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m.-at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club on Bill Melton Road.
Contact President Christal
Fish at clfish@barmjlaw.com
or visit www.ameliaisland


Right, a player waits to
toss her ball at last year's
Petanque America Open,
which draws teams from
around the world to .
Amelia Island. The 2012
tournament kicks off
Saturday, with opening
ceremonies at 8:30 a.m.
and preliminary rounds ,;
in the morning along the
downtown waterfront. :
Finals are scheduled .
Sunday afternoon.
Spectators are encour-
aged to come out and
learn about the game,
cheer on the teams, shop
at the market place and
enjoy food, drinks and
live entertainment by Dan
Voll. The Yulee Volunteer
Fire Department will grill
burgers, hQt dogs and
sausages, CafM Karibo -
will present a variety of
wraps and salads and
Lulu's will offer crab
cakes on Sunday. There
will also be cookies and
*sweets, water and soft
drinks by the Fernandina
Police Auxiliary, a wine SUBMITrED
and beer bar by the Palace
Saloon and, for a truly French touch, "merguez" (grilled lamb sausage) sandwich-
,es and Ricard, the anise-based aperitif. .
For more inf-imation, see stor anmd photo page lBB.'Visit nw.p-tanque-amer-
ica-6pen.net, call 4191-1,190 or 80(0-682-2557, or e-mail


Eagle Scout Jonathan
Tremel will hold a food
drive for local charities Nov.
10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the.
Winn-Dixie in Yulee. For
information email him at
or call 624-7052 and ask for
Jonathan. -
The Ann.Dickens Circle
Sof United Methodist Women
at Memorial.United Metho-
dist Church will have their
annual garage sale from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 at
4418 Titleist Drive.
Proceeds are used to sup-
port charitable missions.
A Harvest Bazaar will be
held at the former St. Marys
Senior Center, 418 Osborne
Street, St. Marys, Ga., on
Nov. 10 from 9 a.m,-2 p.m.,
featuring baked goods,
hand-made crafts, a quilt raf-
fle and more. You need not
be present to win the raffle.
For information call (912)
Pink Ribbon Ladies
The Pink Ribbon Ladies,
,a support group in Nassau
County for survivors of
breast and other female can-
cers, will hold meet Nov. 12
at 6 p.m. in the conference

511 Ash Street. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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the advertisement or any part thereof Is contrary to the general standard of advertising acceptance.

Mail in Nassau County .... ............. .$39.00
Mail out of Nassau County ............. ..$65.00

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

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

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

room at Baptist Medical .
Center Nassau.The meeting
will be an open forum to
allow discussion of ques-
tions and concerns that
members may have. For
information contact Joyce
Karsko at 261-2976 or Isobel
Lyle at 321-2057.
Libraries closed
The Nassau County
Library System will be
Closed on Nov. 12 for the
Veterans' Day Holiday. The
book drops will remain
open. The libraries will also
close Nov. 22 and 23 for the
Thanksgiving Holiday
AARP meets
The local'Chapter #4608
of the AARP will meet Nov..
13 at 1 p.r. 'at the Council
on Aging building (across
from Baptist Medical Center
Nassau). The members.will
discuss current issues on
the national and state level
concerning the election and
AARP current news reports.
Memory screens
Osprey Village, 48
Osprey Village Drive,
Amelia Island, will hold
memory screenings at its
Wellness'Center on Nov. 13
from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call
432-1190 to register.
The screenings are com-
pleted in a private one-on-
one setting and results are
confidential, with a copy for
your healthcare profession-
al. The event is part of
National Memory Screening
Day, an annual initiative of
the Alzheimer's Foundation
of America.

The Nassau County
library Advisory Board will
meet Nov. 13, from 3-5 p.m.
at Fernandina Beach City
Hall, 204 Ash St. The public
is invited. For information
contact the library at 277-
Women meet
The next WOAMTEC
(Women on a Mission to
Earn a Commission) lunch
is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 14
at the Golf Club of Amelia
National Golf Club, 95211
Clubhouse Road. Cost is $15
and includes lunch.
WOAMTEC offers business-
building opportunities
where women can focus on
keeping their priorities in
order of faith, family and
finance without feeling
guilty about it. Contact Lisa
Buben at (734) 341-5507 or.
The Alzheimer's Associ-
ation Caregiver Support
Group for the Nassau
County meets the third
Thursday of each month.
The November meeting will
be held at The Council on -
Aging on Nov. 15 from 2:30-
3:30 p.m. This meeting is
open to the public
The "Walk to End
SAlzheimer's," sponsored by
the Alzheimer's Association,
will be held at Central Park
on Nov. 17. Call Debra
Dombkowski at 261-0701,
ext 113, for details.





A boat ramp was under construction at the
Fernandina harbor as part of the Waterway
Welcome Station project.
November 8, 1962
The Florida Department of Transportation
was conducting a study on four-laning a 30-mile
section ofA1A from Amelia City to the Dames
Point Bridge in Jacksonville.
November 12, 1987
The Fernandina Beach Commission author-
ized the police department to purchase three
new cars for $87,924 using more than five years'
worth of city impact fees.
November 8, 2002


SArthur Koons Freas
Arthur Koons Freas, 88,
husband of the late Margery
Huston Freas, passed away on
Monday, November 5, 2012 in
Fernandina Beach, FL
He was born June 16, 1924
in Berwick, PA, the son of A.
r Guy Freas and
-- /f lElisabeth
Koons Freas.
During World
War II he
served as a cor-
I~ .poral in the
Army Air Corps. It was during
the war that he met Margery.
After the war he graduated
from Bucknell University with
a .degree in Mechanical
Engineering. Arthur and
Margery married in 1948, in
Des Moines, IA.
Arthur Freas managed
paper mills for Federal
Paperboard 'throughout the
mid-Atlantic states for thirty
years. When he retired from
the paper business he planted a
vineyard, growing wine grapes
on their farm in York,County
SIn 1998 the Freases moved
to.Amelia Island, FL. Mrs.
Freas passed away unexpect-
edly in 2009
M r Fi'i- : ;.i itv,.d by
four i.liildria I.ai linti.' H.
Freas and his wife, Carole, of
Earlysville, VA; Donald A. Freas
of Olympia, WAX Nancy Pratt
and her husband Richard of
Middletown PA; and Susan
Magargee and her husband
Scott of Julian PA. He also had
ten grandchildren, and ten
A memorial will be held at
the Amelia Plantation Chapel,
on Saturday, November 17,
.2012, at 10 AM.
A, family memorial will
be held graveside at the
Rohrsburg Cemetery, Rohrs-
burg, PA, where three earlier
generations of Freases are
Contributions in memory of
Arthur. Freas can be made to
the Community Hospice
Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam
Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Please share his life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard.Fureral Directors


Mr. Robert Lewis Fussell
Sr., age 91, of Fernandina
Beach, died on Wednesday
evening, Nov. 7, 2012. Visitation
will be Monday, Nov. 12, at
10:30 a.m. in the Burgess
Chapel at Oxley-Heard Funeral
Home with a memorial service
following at 11 a.m.
SOxley-Heard Funeral Directors
:-Betty Carter Futrell, age
77, of Fernandina Beach died
,on Firiday, Nov. 2, 2012 at her
S Eternity Funeral Homes and
Cremations -Nassau
Mrs. Myrtle Lee
Raulerson, age 73, of Yulee,
died on Thursday morning,
Nov. 8, 2012. Funeral services
will be held on Monday at 11
a.m. at the Lane Avenue
Church of God in Jacksonville.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
James Major Solomon
Sr., age 82, died on Wednesday
morning, Nov. 7, 2012.
Graveside funeral services will
be held at 2 p.m. today, Friday,
Nov. 9,at Green Pine Cemetery
Green Pine Funeral Home

A private, non-profit agency that assists
Nassau County families who need food,
shelter and basic necessities.
For information, call: 904,261.7000

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012 NEWS News-Leader

Nassau sheriff's deputies take steps to form union

An llth hour bid by deputies of outgoing
Nassau County Sheriff Tommy Seagraves to
unionize before his successor takes office two
months from now has nothing to do with him, the
sheriff has said. "I didn't go to the men and ask
them to do this. The men did this on their own,"
he said Monday.
Seagraves said the unionization effort started
weeks back when lieutenants and sergeants, fear-
ing they may lose their jobs when Sheriff-elect Bill
Leeper arrives in January, approached him with
the petition, seeking his consent. He gave them
permission only after they had rallied support
from 100 percent of his lieutenants and about 75
percent of his sergeants, Seagraves said.
The sheriff signed a letter identifying the
Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association

as the deputies' agent, part of a bundle they sent
to the Public Employees Relations Commission
on Nov. 2, a precursor to contract negotiations,
according to a Times-Union report.
But Seagraves, who confirmed he had signed
the letter, has since downplayed his role, saying
his signature just recognizes Coastal Florida as
the deputies' agent and does not amount to an
"That don't say I support it, endorse it, or
agree with it," he said. "If 100 percent of them
want it, that's their business, not mine."
The budding union would still need to form a
collective bargaining unit and negotiate a contract
before any major change could be made,
Seagraves said. He said the effort to unionize
doesn't have a timetable.
"We haven't signed a contract," said Seagraves.
"We haven't gotten to that part. I don't know if we
can get to that part in two months."

But Seagraves, who has spent decades with
the agency working his way up from deputy to
under sheriff before he was elected sheriff in
2004, said he understands why his deputies are
banding together for job security.
"They're concerned about their careers and
they're concerned about their families, their bills
and their retirement. They just had a concern that
they're going to be able to stay and retain their
rank," the sheriff said.
Seagraves said he was sure there were
deputies with similar fears when he first took
office eight years ago.
"When I took office, they were concerned
about me, but nobody lost their job, nobody lost
their rank," he said. "I didn't fire a soul."
The sheriff said the effort came directly from
individual deputies and was not aimed at making
his successor's transition any more difficult.
"They came to me, said they had 100 percent

of the lieutenants sign the cards, and I wanna say
they had 75 percent of the sergeants sign it,"
-said Seagraves. "...I don't have any issues with it,
but it doesn't have anything to do with me,"
Leeper, a retired lieutenant with the Florida
Highway Patrol, will be sworn into office on Jan.
8. He campaigned on performing a top-to-bot-
tom review of the agency as his first priority once
he took office.
SLeeper could not be reached for comment on
the budding union effort.
The unionization bid comes on the heels of the
sheriff's proposal to switch his office's insurance
carrier from the county's provider Blue Cross
Blue Shield to a reportedly cheaper plan with
United Healthcare. That proposal drew fire from
county officials, who said the sheriff does not
have the authority to make the change and raised
concerns about whether it might affect the coun-
ty's rates with Blue Cross.

CRA Continued from 1A
competitive (units will) sell out
"I think a live/work space is
what people are looking for,"
Rawson said. "They are becom-
ing very popular for those want-
ing to downsize or just starting
Rawson also suggested a
boutique hotel to attract more
visitors and inject more life into
the downtown.
"I think there's room and
demand for another hotel down-
town," Caserta said. "But there
needs to be a two-to three-floor
parking area near the down-
town area."
"For the little business per-
son trying to eke out a living,
(the downtown) is very un-busi-
ness-friendly," Rawson said. "I
think a hotel is the answer for
the downtown."
Rawson said a problem with
potential buyers is that they like
the downtown area, but when
they find out taxes are 24 per-
cent higher within city limits
they go to the unincorporated
south end of the island."There's
just too many restrictions," she
Rawson said the downtown
also needs to have more busi-
nesses like those on Sadler
Road. rather than so many

tourist shops, and also that
there is not much of a nightlife
in the downtown area.
"If you'want to go out for a
drink and bite to eat after 10
p.m. it's all closed except for
the Palace (Saloon)," she said.
"I don't think we're quite there
"If there are more people liv-
ing downtown, there will be
more quality shops," said advi-
sory board member Lou
Goldman, who lives downtown.
"There will be a better selec-
tion and better hours.... Sadler
(Road) is eating the downtown's
lunch. But without the down-
town, there is no Fernandina
"People want the connection
of being downtown without hav-
ing to drive somewhere,"
Caserta said.
"I have a lot of friends who
live in Amelia Park, who would
have lived downtown if they had
the same (amenities)," Gold-
man said, referring to the pock-
et community located between
South 14th Street and Citrona
Drive. He noted most buyers
want newer' bathrooms, kitch-
ens and windows and adequate
closet space in their homes.
"(The question is) do Iwant
to have a bigger yard and more
square feet, or to, be nearer the
beach and downtown?" Hol-
brook said. He noted some

potential buyers are thrown by
the working port and nearby
'They usually start out liking
the downtown," said Rawson,
"but then I show them some-
thing with a nicer kitchen and a
larger lot"
Caserta also said develop-
ment of downtown infrastruc-
ture should come before any
speculative building of resi-
"People want to see the infra-

structure there," Caserta said.
"It should always be first. The
gale after that will be easy....
Most people know the historic
district has older homes. If they
have any type of connection
with older homes, they know
the issues that come with it. ...
I think newer homes along the
waterfront would (sell). It's just
how to get there."
"The fringe area is a con-
cern," board member Marla
McDaniels said. "We have this

area ringing the downtown
that's blighted."
"We need to have the CRA,
but we should do something
with it," Rawson said.
Local architect Randy Rice
also noted an improved water-
front park would attract young
families with children, and he
said opening Alachua Street
would be important for build-
ing up residential units in the
area around the Crab Trap
restaurant and the old Standard
Marine building on North
Second Street.
City commissioners in June
recommended an advisory
board be formed to bring new
life to the CRA and possibly
reset the year it was created, or

possibly increase its size or
expand its term beyond the cur-
rent 20 years.
After a CRA is created, prop-
erty values within the area are
"frozen" from the first year on,
and any incremental tax rev-
enues from an increase in val-
ues go into a CRA trust fund.
Unfortunately, the city's CRA
has failed to bring development
of tax revenues since the reces-
sion took hold in 2007.
Since property values have
gone down since the CRA was
created, "resetting" the base
year would give properties a
chance to gain relative tax value
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The beauty of amateur athletics

Americans may be the
most sports-crazed society in
history. The NFL, NBA,
Major lIague Baseball, the
NH, and NASCAR are but
live pro examples. The
salaries and dynamics of pro
sports have changed so
much in the last five decades
that they are now in their
own world. Fifty years ago,
pro football players had to
have an income-producing
off-season job like some of
today's teachers do during
the summer. Jerry
Richardson, the Carolina
Panthers owner, worked at a
restaurant in the off-season
and went on to own hun-
dreds of franchises post-foot-
ball. He is the only ex-player
who owns an NFL team.
Today's players add to their
incomes as endorsers.of
every imaginable product,
padding their pocketbooks.
Sports-loving American
families get their kids started
young. Who hasn't been
entertained by 4- to 6-year-
olds being introduced to soc-
cer, t-ball, Y basketball or
peewee football? They are
often mixed-gender, mildly
interested tykes getting a
taste of people screaming
directions and encourage-
Middle school is where
things ratchet up.
Teacher/coaches actually
earn a stipend and kids get to

their school
and wear
the uniform.
Talent lev-
,"- els and per-
S results are
every week.
CORNER school is
S the big
stage for
Rick Kefier over 99 per-
cent of ath-
letes. A few aspire for schol-
arships, but most do it for the
team and school pride. You
have pure motives and a local
fan base that knows many of
the players on a personal
level. For many alumni who
didn't go on to college, this is
their alma mater, by gosh.
What beats a Friday night of
high school football with a
big game on the line? At the
middle and high school level,
the value of being part of a
team and taking direction
creates valuable life lessons.
College sports to many
are the big enchilada. In our
area, it doesn't matter if you
ever set foot on the campus,
if you are a Gator, a Dawg or
a Seminole fan, you are part
of something big. No offense
to UNF, JU or Miami, but I
picked the big three in
Nassau County. College
sports are a staple in

What beats a Friday night of high school
football with a big game on the line?

American culture. Players
receive scholarships, in most
cases, and the stage rivals or
exceeds that of professional
sports for the big programs.
Money pours into college
sports in enormous volumes.
Successful alumni find it sat-
isfying and high-profile to
support their college, and it
is the biggest number their
CPA puts down on the deduc-
tions page of their tax return.
Not a badthing, but interest-
Let's look at a couple of
regional schools and their
athletic departments. The
University of Florida has 551
athletes receiving $7.5 mil-
lion in scholarships in 2010.
There were 84 coaches
involved and the athletic
expenses were $55 million.
UNF had 339 student ath-
letes receiving $1.8 million in
scholarships. They employed
46 coaches and their athletic
expense was $4.9 million.
Many young adults are
attending these fine universi-
ties because of athletic dol-
lars generated by sports.
Part of the beauty of college

Few post-college exam-
ples of organized amateur
sports exist. The Olympics
are now open to profession-
als and it is a play for pay
world. Enjoy youth pro-
grams, middle school and
high school sports in your
community. Root for your
favorite college team and ath-
letes. Help them dream.
Many of us love sports,
played them in school and
continue to play them now.
Has anybody thought
about the possibility of the
Illinois Jaguars? Could
Chicago support two pro
football teams like they do
Sthe Cubs and White Sox? I
am rooting for Mr. Khan to
make it work and honor his
, pledge to Mr. Weaver that
the team stay here. I contin-
ue to have season tickets and
have never booed any sports
team, including our Jags.
Have a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge
Chrysler eep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive
stories about automobile use
and ownership.

Emma Love Hardee Elementary Media Specialist Liz
Smith is all about books, eBooks, book fairs, book expos
and book conventions.

37 years in school

library, now coping

with data explosion


Elizabeth Smith has been
a school librarian since 1975,
working at the middle school,
high school and elementary
school levels. She strives to
stay on the cutting edge of
the latest technology.
"These days data is
exploding and we can't learn
every fact there is, so we try
to teach our students how to
find the information they
need from reliable, accurate
Smith maintains the
school's library website
which gives students access
to the calalog,.Wt l: Pa il i .i ,
Express Online;,th'e-b i .! ...; :
Advanced Reading list,
Follet Shelf eBooks and news
items related to the library
while they're away from cam-
Of course, there are still
books in the library and
Smith actively encourages
students to use them.
Kids can relax in
Adirondack chairs with large
pillows to read or sit down at
computer stations to listen to
eBooks when time permits.
Through the magic of tech-
nology, several students can
listen to the same eBook at
Smith encourages stu-
dents to develop a love for
reading and learning, and
tries to have a collection var-

'We can't learn every
Fact there is, so we try
to teach our students
how to find the infor-
mation they need.'

ied enough to meet the
incredibly varied interests
and reading levels of her stu-
dents, as well as provide
teachers with the resources
b hey don't have' in their class-
:rtoin:mhe also encourages
students to take advantage of
the Nassau.County Library
Leisure activities for the
Houston, Texas, native
include reading, working in
her garden, making chainmail
jewelry and stained glass win-
dows, several of which hang
in the school library.
She and her husband,
Steve, enjoy traveling out
west to visit their adult chil-
dren Brian and Stephanie and
spend time with their grand-
Emma Love Hardee
Elementary is located at 2200
Susan Drive. Library hours
are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone

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FIRE Continued from 1A
"In hindsight, I should have
asked for a recess. I'll take full
responsibility for that. But Ijust
felt that we weren't going to
make any progress today," said
Ieeper, who attributed the stall
in talks to "miscommunication"
between the board, county staff
and the volunteer chiefs.
Nassau County Attorney
)David Hallman said the chair's
adjournment, valid or not, had
ended the meeting. He said
reconvening without first giv-
ing the public a reasonable
notice would violate the open
meeting requirements outlined
in Florida's Sunshine Law.
A follow-up meeting has not
been set.
Graves and the volunteer
chiefs have clashed over a
proposed contract that would
add scrutiny to the volunteer
units' operations. Volunteer
chiefs want to continue serv-
ing the county under their cur-
rent contracts, which give
them control over their depart-
ments, while Graves and com-.
missioners have pushed for
contracts imposing stricter
oversight into volunteer depart-
ments to reflect changes in
state laws.
Volunteer units that cannot
comply with requirements out-
lined in the proposed contract
would be moved into reserve
roles, where they can train
aspiring firefighters and act in
support roles such as assisting
county firefighters with traffic
control and water hauling,
County Manager Ted Selby
Leeper, citing a 2005 report
by the International Association
of Fire Chiefs, said the public
demands accountability from
its fire departments, including
oversight into their budgets,
records and recruitment and
training standards. Record

keeping, background checks
and response have been lacking
at some of the volunteer units,
he said.
"Volunteer chiefs nationwide
have endorsed this report,"
Leeper added, noting that the
goal of following its recom-
mendations was to increase
safety and accountability.
Volunteer chief David
Pearson said accountability isn't
an issue; his volunteer unit has
been training and submitting
reports of its operations to the
county and the state, as
"We do all of that. It's
required," said Pearson.
"Anything the county does, we
do too."
Pearson, who commands
Station 11 in Callahan, said his
unit complies with 90 percent of
the requirements listed in the
proposed contract, but he had
a couple concerns with the doc-
"If we're not going to be
funded just because we're a
support unit, then you've basi-
cally shut us down," he said. ,
Commissioner Walter
Boatright, whose district
includes Callahan, said the
county is getting a good deal
in the amount of public servic-
es it funds through the volun-
teer units, which respond to
downed power lines and other
dangers until power companies
"My intent was never to ter-
minate, but to improve upon,"
said Leeper, noting that the con-
tracts would add accountability,
which is important to the board
because it is responsible for
Selby told Pearson and
other volunteers assembled at
the lectern, 'This contract.... is
no different than what you've
been operating under."
SCommissioner Stacy
Johnson said the county is will-


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ing to work with volunteer
units, but some of the board's
concerns are "non-negotiable."
"I want to get down to the
nitty-gritty of, 'Who can sign?'"
she said.
Commissioner Barry
Holloway, who favors keeping
the current contracts, said the
county should maintain its cur-
rent agreement with volunteer
units and work out concerns
with individual units on a case-
by-case basis.
Pearson was critical of lan-
guage stating that volunteer
units would deed over their
equipment and vehicles to the
county, and volunteer chief'Bob
Willgohs agreed.
"What we want is a continu-
ation of the service agreement,"
said Willgois, who commands
Station 10 on Ratliff Road in

Graves said.
The din hit a fever pitch
when Holloway asked which
contract was being discussed
'Trust awhile waving a copy of each.
ruSlaSfalenLeeper, who suggested
to the bottom of going over the proposed con-
the b cket' tract line by line, said he might
the buck. adjourn the meeting if the
VOLUNTEER CHIEF board and the volunteers could
not agree which contract they
LJBENNETT were talking about.
STATION 9. HILLIARD "Are you going to sit down
right now and discuss" the pro-
posed contract? Leeper asked.
"Why? We're already under
a service agreement," replied
Bennett, who said previously
Volunteer chief LJ Bennett, that he had thrown his copy of
who commanded Station 9 in the proposed contract in the
Hilliard, said the county has trash.
failed to uphold its end of the Hallman and Selby con-
current contract by not provid- ferred with Leeper briefly fol-
ing volunteers with adequate lowing the meeting's close,
training and not keeping track informing the chair he did not
of records volunteer units sub- have the authority to adjourn
mit. the meeting without board con-
"Trust has fallen to the bot- sent, and pondered reconven-
tom of the bucket," said ing the meeting after a 10-
Bennett, who shuttered opera- minute recess. After a short
tions at his station Oct. 1 in break, Hallman said it could not
protest of the contracts pro-, be reconvened, drawing objec-
posed and approved by the tions from the volunteers.
:board without volunteer input. Lt. Brian Newhouse, a vol-
Confusiori arose when unteer with Station 3 in Yulee,
Pearson raised issues with a told Hallman and Leeper the
third contract drafted by Graves adjournment did not jibe with
that compared elements of the Robert's Rules, but Hallman
old and new contracts in a side- said it was proper.
by-side manner This contract is "The chairman himself said
the same as the one previously he could not adjourn the meet-
proposed with the old terms ing. It was absolutely wrong
included for comparison, and another example of the

board being given inaccurate
advice by their expert advisers.
... When you get bad advice,
you make bad decisions," said
Newhouse, adding that the
meeting's abrupt end was a set-
back in county-volunteer rela-
Leeper and Holloway, who
acknowledged that the meet-
ing had not gone smoothly, said
the board would be better pre-
pared to produce a solution at
the next meeting.
"Our goal is to make sure
our volunteers are safe and
accountable when they're out
serving the taxpayers," said



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Future Hot Dog Hall of Famer lives here

Musings, opinions, observa-
tions, questions, and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
The island scored two
firsts this week: One, the local
Petanque Club, which boasts
close to 120 members and is
increasing rapidly, is the
largest petanque club in
America; and two, the national
tournament being played on
the town waterfront this week-
end is the biggest p6tanque
event in the country, so in my
opinion this puts our Belgian-
born pal and father of island
petanque Philippe Boets on
the list, along with Pajama
Dave, of local folks more
deserving than David Yulee of
a train station statue. Please
feel free to add to this expand-
ing list telling me who your
choice is and why.
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My friend Benita Dodd of
the Georgia Public Policy
Foundation, who will be on
the island this coming week
for a national think-tank con-

ference, relayed this amusing
election day story, saying that
an Atlanta fast-food worker
reminded her to vote. The nat-
uralized American citizen
Benita told her, "I am from
South Africa and never pass
.up the opportunity to vote
because I am so grateful this
country gave it to me." "He's
from Africa, too, you know,"
replied the worker about
Obama. Oh, and the young
couple ahead of her in line
asked if she knew where
"around here" they could
vote. She said "no." The very
tattooed girl turns to her
boyfriend and says, "I think
we can do it at the post office."
Yep. The post office is taking
votes but only on Wednes-
days. Be sure to go and cast
yours every Wednesday.
Our across the state neigh-
bor, Sopchoppy, which has the
second best town name in the
state next to Two Egg, made
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The eight flags that have
flown over Amelia Island since

1562 have included three
European ones (French,
English and Spanish) but
today the island is hoisting
additional continental banners
as more and more European
expatriates are calling the
island home. I know of a
Dutch bed and breakfast
owner; a Swiss photographer
and web designer; a German
and English duo that started
an insurance agency; British
transplants who run a real
estate agency; and an enter-
prising Belgian who started a
p6tanque craze here, as well
as authors and painters,
among others. In fact, their
numbers have been growing
so rapidly that they've formed
an organization called the
Tower of Babel; no not really,
it's the European American
Business Club (EABC) and
it's open to anyone interested
in networking, meeting new
folks, having a cold beer or
glass of wine or maybe even
learning something. Recently
they met at the Amelia River
Golf Club and heard Tim
Digby talk about development
at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. Check them out at
While treating myself to
fried shrimp, french fries and'
hushpuppies at T-Ray's lunch
counter on a recent Friday I
was introduced to John
Deabler, a man who is a shoo-
in for election to the Hot Dog
Hall of Fame'if there is such a
thing, as he's the guy whose
engineering company devel-
oped the "wiener tunnel" for
Oscar Meyer, a contraption
capable of cooking a quarter
of a million hot dogs an hour
before they are packaged and
shipped. The Madison, Wisc.,
native who has been a Green
Bay Packer season ticket
holder since 1959, retired on
our island btt his creative
genius didn't go into hiberna-
tion with him as he created
Swing One, a company that
makes machines to improve
golf swings and he's.worked
with many pros with that
device. The least that Oscar
Meyer could do is give John a
If you like to read while

you eat then the place you
want to be on Friday, Nov. 16
from 5:30-8 p.m. is Centre
Street's Book Loft, which is
hosting author Joy Bateman,
who will be signing her most
recent cookbook, The Art of
Dining on Amelia Island, an
event that also features sam-
ples of food from local restau-
rants whose recipes appear in
the book including the Florida
House Inn, Sliders Seaside
Grill, Happy Tomato, Baxter's,
Merge, T-Ray's, Espafia and
more says store owner Sue
Nelson and her able book
worm Cathy Schultz. RSVP to
gobble up this readable feast
at 261-8991 or
That.same day across the
street at Maggie de Vries'
Books Plus, my old friend and
former Atlanta Journal-Consti-
tution science editor turned
full-time author, Charles
Seabrook, will be signing his
latest tome, The World of the
Salt Marsh, no not a tell-it-all
about Florida House Inn
owner and former FSU quar-
terback Ernie Saltmarsh, but
a look at the tidal marshes of
the southeastern Atlantic
coast. Charlie recently
authored another book that
may be of interest to locals,
Cumberland Island Strong.
Women, Wild Horses, and it is
available as well as a wine and
cheese reception, all from 4-7
p.m. Call 261-0303 for more
information. I assume that
foot traffic between the two
other bookshops will be heavy
next Friday evening.
* *
And speaking of writers,
this newspaper has no better
scribe than the exceptional
zoologist Pat Foster-Turley,
whose verbal pictures of the
islargl's widllife. trails. w\et-,
lands, beaches, etc: in her
Wild Ways column bring
nature alive, capturing read-
ers' attention, leaving them
wanting more once they reach
the end. The community and

paper are fortunate indeed
that this talented and
informed lady is willing to so
skillfully share her knowledge
about our local environment
with us. Another statue candi-
The Williams House Inn,
103 South Ninth St, has
joined a number of bed and
breakfasts around the country
that are offering free rooms
.and discounts to active and
retired military personnel for
Veterans Day and beyond this
year, an idea that started with
a three-room inn in West
Virginia and spread nationally.
Innkeeper Deborah McCutch-
en tells me they let the vets
choose the night for this
upcoming weekend with most
selecting Veterans Day and
that they were booked up in
less than a week and even had
two reservations come in
from the USS Vicksburg while
it was still at sea before dock-
ing this week at Mayport
They also offered a buy one
get one free for any of the
other rooms and at this writ-
ing still had two rooms avail-
able for that special. The offer
is only valid through Nov. 12
so hurry and call 277-2328 to
see what's left and a snappy
salute to the Williams House
folks for honoring our veter-
ans in this special way.
If you haven't already
made plans for this evening,
why not combine a movie and
a wine tasting, particularly if
you are a Paul Newman fan,
as "A Taste of Wine by Steve"
has once again teamed up
with the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club for wine and a
movie, this time a showing of
"Cool Hand Luke" on a giant
screen, two glasses of Paul
NegwMap wines, Italian food
incl\ mut-ic by I, al ar list S..an
McCarthy, from 6-10 p.m., all
'for just $20, a bargain in any
book. Call 557-1506 for more

Afraid you may lose your home? Before you talk to a bill
collector; before you talk to an attorney; Before you sign
any papers, get my FREE books "Myths, Secrets and the
Truth About Bankruptcy in Florida" and "Foreclosure
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Young Republicans
NassauCounty Young
Republicans will have their
monthly meeting on Monday,
at Murray's Grille, 463852
State Road 200 in Yulee. This
will be post-election meeting

and all of the candidates in
the 2012 races have been
invited to attend and say a few
words. The social will be held
at 6 p.m.' and the business
meeting will be held from
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Nassau County Young


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Republican meetings are open
to any interested Republican
(regardless of age). Family
members and children are
always welcome at the month-
ly meetings.
-RSVP attendance to Justin
Taylor at jmtaylor082@yahoo.
com or (904) 226-6207.
Election results
Unofficial Nassau County
vote totals for the Nov. 6 elec-
tion and other election or
voter information are avail-
able at www.votenassau.com.

The isle ofhow manyflags? Check out the
European American Business Club.

Robert Peters, P.A.
28 S. 10th Street
Fernandina Beach
FL 32034 .
First 10 callers get a free
financial consultation

FREE Home Buyers & Sellers

Informational Workshop

WHO: A panel of local real estate industry experts will present a
FREE 1-hour informational workshop with Q & A period
following. Panel members are:
Realtor Doug Mackle of Keller Williams Realty
Mortgage Lender Janice O'Connell of CBC National Bank
Title & Closing Agent Jennifer Panke of
Amelia Title Agency
Insurance Representative Angela Pruitt of
Shapiro Insurance Group
Real Estate Attorney Heather Reynolds, Esq.
of Hathaway & Reynolds, P.A.

WHAT: A FREE informational workshop to present timely
information on the local real estate market, available
mortgages, closing procedures, property insurance
and real estate legal issues for anyone interested in
buying and selling real estate in today's market.

WHEN: 6:00 pm, Tuesday, November 13th

WHERE: Auditorium of the Amelia Island-Nassau County
Association of Realtors at 910 S. 14th Street
(across street from Moon River Pizza)

WHY: Learn what you need to know to buy and sell your
largest and most important financial asset, or to
invest in income property or deal with a troubled
mortgage situation.

HOW: Register at www.AmeliaWorkshops.com today

Call Realtor Doug Mackle at

(904) 753-3332

for more information.


Deer Walk Plaza

S' AAIA FL 200

between Yulee & Amelia Island

Exit 373 from 1-95

Dates:9unday, November 11, 1-5 pm

Sunday, November 25, 1-5 pm

Vendors Wanted

Contact Joe Johnson

for more information


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SAnother journey to Rainbx

Sometimes it takes sad tidings to goad a
silent person to words. For personal reasons,
which I will share in a future column, I haven't
had much to say these past few months.
Today, I have plenty to say though it shreds
my heart to do it.
A couple of (lays ago, we noticed a peculiar
swelling in the neck of our beloved male Great
Dane, Samson. It wasn't there even a week
ago and so its sudden appearance alarmed us.
It wasn't any better yesterday. If anything, it
seemed worse, so we took him for a Saturday
morning visIt to the veterinarian's office.
After a long and thorough examination, Dr.
Jim O'Brien found additional swellings of
lymph nodes in Sam's groin and a couple of
other places. As compassionately as he could,
Di. O'Brien told us that he believed Samson
hias lymphoma, a terminal form of cancer that
even humans get. He did a couple of needle
biopsies of the swollen nodes, which con-
firmed his suspicions.
A rambunctious, rollicking beast just a few
days ago, Samson is terminally ill and doesn't
have long to live. My heart sank and I sat
there in the examination room with my wife
and the best canine buddy I've ever had and
cried unabashedly. I was still crying when we
got home and I probably will be again by the
time I'm done telling this story.
Oh, we could go to a veterinary cancer spe-
cialist and go the chemotherapy route. It
might prolong things a little and it might not.
It might even make him feel worse. And

either way, it would only be
: prolonging the inevitable
because' it isn't a cure. So
what we opted for is home
treatment with some medica-
tion Dr. O'Brien prescribed.
4 It will hopefully reduce some
of the swelling and make
Samson more comfortable.
But in the end, there's only
CUP OF one path to take and it pains
JOE me so deeply to even think
about 'it.
Charlie, who we had for
Joe Palmer many years, finally died
peacefully of old age in his
sleep a couple of years ago. We won't have that
option with Samson. Sometime soon, we'll
have to face the reality that all pet owners
dread most euthanasia. Though it will be
devastating to have to do, we just won't force
Samson to soldier on once he appears to be in
discomfort It just wouldn't be fair to him. He's
given us such joy. The least we can do is pro-
vide him with an easy exit before things get
too bad.
I brought Sam home from the animal shel-
ter five years ago. Although no one could say
for sure, he was probably three to five years
old then. That would make him eight to 10
now, which is getting up there for a Dane. He
was a tonic for Charlie, who was elderly when
we brought Samson into our home. He was
playful and full of energy and old Charlie

)w Bridge

responded. We're convinced he added a cou-
ple of years to Charlie's life.
Just before Charlie died, we adopted a
female Great Dane named Pretty Paige to be
Samson's companion because we knew he
would mourn Charlie's passing. The two of
them struck up such a friendship you'd think
they're litter mates. They even look alike.
But as much as we love-Paige, Samson
occupies a special place'in my heart. He's
been attached to my waist like a snug
fitting belt since the day I brought him home.
A big boy at 180 pounds, he's all love and
affection. When I'm away, he's morose. When
I come home, it's as if we've been apart for
ages he's so joyful to see me. He likes
nothing more than to lie down beside me or
with me, head on my lap or my knee, snoozing
We've shared many laughs over his antics,
like the day he burgled our pantry and created
his own picnic while we were out. With his
deep, basso voice, he's been the perfect watch-
dog. Though a sweetie at heart, he guards us
with a fierce devotion. My wife never feels
unsafe or apprehensive when I'm away
because she knows Samson and Pretty Paige
won't let any stranger near our home.
I was hoping to have him a few more years
but that's not to be. Sometime too soon, I'll
have to set him on his journey to Rainbow
Bridge, where his buddy Charlie awaits him.
My dog is dying. My heart is broken.


Why Ivoted for Obama
I thought I would give my story a
go. Just to see if there is one sympa-
thetic Republican out there. So I had
a baby and she was planned. When
she was born I was in school and
worked as a manager at a local cloth-
ing store. The day she arrived was
the worst and best day of my life.
Everyone got quiet in the room when
she was delivered. I kept asking what's
wrong. Finally someone' came over
and told me she has spina bifida. She
had her first surgery at'5 hours old.
The second a week later. The third
another week later. The bill was over
a million.
The insurance I had through my
workplace refused to pay any but my
stay and surgery. Fast forward. Her
father left us (refused to pay child sup-
port) and I was fired from my job
because of all the days I had to take off
due to her constant illnesses. I had to
drop out of school. I tried to work but
because I had no one I had to be her
24-hour nurse. I had to learn how to
catheter her, etc. So needless to say I
had -to go on welfare.
And I tell you that "handout" was-
n't Saagia4 Wenit fromiaboi.ft'60,000
aye r 'n' .5 lI a'nd .3.1," 'rri' ti, l '-i.,,i, i-
per month. But my baby had Medicaid
and I could take care of her. Fast for-
ward 5 years ago (yes, it took that
long), I finally found -a job that would
actually let me bring her with me if she
got sick. I was now back at making
decent money. But guess what, they
cut her Medicaid. Because we make
"too much" money. So fine, had to get
some type of insurance because her
supplies alone are over $2,000 per
month. I didn't want free health care,
I wanted to be able to just get it for her
so she could see her doctors. Nothing;
I was actually laughed at a couple of
times and was told I couldn't even get
a quote. But about a year and a half ago
I tried again and they approved her. I
could do nothing but cry. Finally, after,
years of her having nothing, of her
having to reuse catheters and not get
the meds she had to have (one is $500
a month) she had insurance. I was
actually looking at having to quit my
job and just stay home.
She now gets her meds and sup-
plies arid gets to see her docs. I still
pay but nothing like if she didn't have
any insurance. This is why I have
voted for Obama; he has basically
saved my child's life. I won't fault any
of you.for voting for Romney. I guess
I just don't get it. This is America. We
are supposed to take care of our poor
or sick or old. I know I have probably
wasted my time here but just thought
I would share my story. I've already
gotten from Republicans that I should
have aborted her but I didn't know
she was sick until she was born. But
thagk goodness I didn't because she is
a wonderful caring girl who has the
potential to help change the world.
Peace to all.
Cyndi Sleigh
Fernandina Beach.

Crying For America
Many people, including myself,
went to bed crying on Nov. 6, 2012.
The tears they shed were not tears of
joy, but instead they were tears of
worry. They worry whatwill become
of America with the irresponsible lead-,
ership in Washington, D.C. They
worry if they, their children or grand-
children will be able to call America
the greatest country on Earth. They
worry if America will still be the land
of the free.
Many of those who went to bed
crying claim that God has turned his
back.on America. And yet, I believe
just the opposite. America has turned
its back on God.
Americans turned their back on
God when they said they wanted Him
out of our schools, our government
and our businesses. They even want
Hjm out of the home. And God has just
quietly backed out of our national and
political life, our public life. Removing
His hand of blessing and protection
from America. And look at the direc-
tion that America is headed in. I think

it has a great deal to do with the fact
that we reap what we sow.
We have removed the Lord from
many aspects of public life. Prayer in
schools is deemed unconstitutional.
Bibles can't be read aloud in school.
The murder of unborn children is OK.
The Ten Commandments, the very
foundation of our laws, are-banned
from government buildings. What was
once a "nation under God" has turned
into a country that tolerates a growing
number of sins, while the truth is
ignored. Our leader even claims
America is no longer a Christian nation
and had the National Day of Prayer
We as a nation have pushed God
aside. We have turned away from the
only true God and have begun to wor-
ship idols. Perhaps these idols aren't
statues of stone, but we worship
money, technology, celebrities, sports
figures, fame, power and reputation,
just to name a few.
Can we truly say that America has
backslid? Yes. And the Church has
done its part to help speed up the
When churches preach that money
is power, God is ignored: When
(ch11i LI' i.-'divide over'which Bible to
ii't'. r i harl 'yp.- of'itiiisic to sing, God'
is ignored. When crowds determine
the success of a church, God is
ignored. When church members get
banned from a church for exposing
the lies of the leaders, God is ignored!
When business matters take priority
over worship service, God is ignored.
So, how can we expect God to keep
his hands on America when even His
own people choose to deny and ignore
Since America has turned its back
on God, His judgment is inevitable,
unless the people repent and make
Him'Lord once again. "If My people
which are called by My name shall
humble themselves, and pray, and
seek My face, and turn from their
wicked ways, then will I hear from
Heaven, and forgive their sin and heal
their land"(2 Chronicles 7:14). As
believers, our responsibility is to pray
that God would draw the heart of our
country back to Himself and to help
spread the gospel and truth through-
out our great land.
We need to turn back to God and
say, God, we're sorry we have treated
You this way and we invite You now to
come back into our heart, our lifq, and
our nation. We put our trust in You.
We have "In God We Trust" on our
coins, we need to practice it.
Benjamin Lloyd

Aaron Bean thanks you
I cannot thank the voters enough
for all the support you have shown for
our campaign for Senate District 4.
Since day one, I have campaigned
on creating jobs, providing more choic-
es for parents in their children's edu-
cation and bringing a marketplace of
affordable health care to all Floridians;
and now I have the privilege and
opportunity to deliver on these prin-
ciples for our First Coast region.
I I am very grateful for all of the sup-
port you have shown my family and
me throughout this long, hard-fought
campaign. And thank you for-your
trust and belief in me to carry out the
promise of ensuring our First Coast
region is well represented in
After our election night victory, I
am energized and excited to get to
work fighting for you in Tallahassee
and look forward to continuing to hear
from you about the issues that are
important to you.
Sen.-elect Aaron Bean
Florida Senate District 4

Yesterday, Nov. 2, I completed five
of days of post-kidney transplant tests
at the Mayo Clinic.
You may recall this all started when
I became a Mayo kidney patient in
2008. Not long, after much testing, I
was placed on the kidney tr-ansplant list
at Mayo. ,


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After one and a half years on dial-
ysis, two major abdominal surgeries
plus the major surgery of the kidney
transplant in 2010. The multiple hos-
pital stays pre-transplant and post
transplant. The multiple post-trans-
plant tests including three kidney biop-
sies. Two years of post-transplant test-
At 2:30 in the afternoon,-Dr Tom
Gonwa of the Mayo Clinic in
SJacksonville discharged me from the
I will now be followed by my local
nephrologist Dr. G. Shapiro of Baptist
Hospital in Jacksonville. Who, by the
way, was the doc that referred me to
Mayo and got me on the wait list for a
kidney. Dr. Shapiro was seeing me
every week when I was on dialysis
and sees me once a month since my
Sally has been with me during this
entire journey and was in the office
with me when I was given the infor-
mation that I was being discharged.
This was one of those very liber-
ating days, only to be eclipsed by the
transplant itself.
Sally and I are overjoyed and look-
ing back at this can only say it's all
about the journey.
Love to all of our family and friends
who showed us so much concern and
PS. I am very grateful for the won-
derfulTeam at Di Vita dialysis center
in Fernandina Beach and Dr Henry
Rodeffer, my primary care doc and
his great staff, that kept such a close
watch on ine. We are forever grateful
to the family that donated my new kid-
Joe Winston
Amelia Island

Sweet Mary
The coastal low country was atop
the list when looking for a retirement
home. Ten days planned from Bald
Head Island to Beaufort nothing quite
worked out. We were looking for a
second home, somewhere to keep us
part time, but possibly forever. One
last trip to Amelia Island was planned.
With family in Jacksonville, we also
knew of the Plantation and arranged a
long weekend to fly down and enjoy a
"Play and Stay," two days at The Ritz.
May never get back there again, but it
sure was nice. Walking down Centre
Street we noticed pictures of houses in
a realtor's window. There it was, the
house that said, 'Take me."
With a love for a good scone and
cup of coffee we soon wandered into
the Amelia Island Coffee Shop. "Good
afternoon," Mary would always say
with a twinkle in her eye. It was only
10 in the morning. Sitting with a mug
of coffee at the tall marble-top table
among other town folk discussing the
business of the day, I knew in an

instant Mary was someone I wanted to
know. Could she tell we knew no one
Sand were brand new? They welcomed
us to sit at the table, "The Table."
Imagine, outsiders with the insiders.
We wanted to be there, enjoying oth-
ers, getting to know our town through
the stories of these wonderful folks:
old timers, business owners, fund rais-
ers, police chief, realtors and even the
mayor. There was a feeling of involve-
ment, first hand. It became routine to
be there each morning. As our family
and friends visited to see what had
moved us po, we took each one to the
coffee shop and introduced them to
Mary. She would always say, "Good
afternoon!" .
Mary was a swimmer and started
her day doing laps at the warm water
recreation pool. Afterward and at the
table, coffee flowed as did the stories.
She told of being a young girl depart-
ing school each day and running
straight to the beach. Later .she
showed us the family house on
Fletcher. It was more than swimming.
Mary was the first female ocean life-
guard and earned a Carnegie Medal
for heroism by saving a young family.
Wow! And when she went to Florida
State, the swim coach let her swim
laps with the male swim team. Big
deal in her time. She was that good!
Mary was also proud of having been
recruited during the war as a lookout
at the Fort in search of submarines
and ocean activity while the men
were off fighting. One day Mary men-
tioned that when walking the beach as
a young girl she had found a metal
spike from an old shipwreck and
turned it over to the Fort Clinch
Museum. We took her to the Fort and
she pointed out the spike among other
treasures. I don't remember all the
"things," but Mary certainly was
happy that day. It was she who was
our treasure.
The stories began to repeat them-
selves and we suspected all was not
well. One day Mary told us they had
taken away her car keys. She knew
what was happening since watching
her brother with Alzheimer's, yet she
never seemed unhappy. One time she
wandered too far from her little house
in town and was moved in to Savannah
Grand. When first told I wondered,
"Why Savannah, so far away?" Then
we learned it is a place on the island.
And so for several months we would
pick up Mary and take her to the cof-
fee shop. Driving along Fletcher in
our antique car Mary would point out
her childhood house and glow upon
seeing the ocean. She didn't know us
well for we were too new in her life, but
at the coffee shop she would delight in
seeing old timers and friends.
Everyone seemed to enjoy seeing her,
Mary died about a year ago, and we
think of her still. Sometimes I go to the

coffee shop, get a mug and.sit outside
to greet visitors. They almost always
want to pet my dog, and often ask
questions about our town. I am- sur-
prised to know many of the answers.
I think Mary would like that.
Virginia Dykes
Amelia Island

In mourning
SToday my heart is heavy as I
mourn for-America, its place in the
world and for the generations of
Americans yet unborn. Sadly, I feelwe
are on the wrong path and have lost
our way.
I lament the ignominious close of
the American Century, crowned by
Pax Americana, American exception-
alism, noble values, constitutional law,
and peerless social, economic and sci-
entific achievements, that were the
envy of the world. I lament this poten-
tial end of the American dream.
Regrettably, not unlike the decline
of other great republics in the waves
of history, America's past glory is
being usurped by an insidious ideolo-
gy. This new normal is characterized
by unexceptional and un-American val-
ues, a European type socialist experi-
ment. These new values are enabled
by the heavy hand of a federal gov-
ernment that labors under a misguid-
ed belief that it is wiser than the
American people. At its core is the
intrusion of the federal government
in every aspect of our lives, with social
and economic engineering, which
erodes or replaces traditional
American values and institutions.
I deeply regret the resulting loss of
personal freedom, the lack of incen-
tives for innovation and capital for-
mation, the unfair redistribution of
earned wealth, an increasing depend-
ence on an ever growing governmen-
tal bureaucracy that borrows and
spends beyond its means, America's
diminished stature in the world, unmo-
tivated people and uninspiring, if not
embarrassing, leaders, who lack
integrity, competence, moral courage
and dignity.
Unfortunately, our country has
passed a tipping point, an immutable
change with historical precedence and
potentially irrevocable consequences.
Presently, there are more people, and
eligible voters, who are unenlightened,
who don't embrace traditional
American values and want an entitle-
ment culture, where the government
provides for their well being, than
there are enlightened, ambitious and
self-reliant Americans. Sadly, I believe
this shift, if left unchecked marks the
beginning of an -ignominious end of
the American dream, from which
America will never awake.
God Bless America.
Samuel Jefferson Kennard IV
Amelia Island




A brand new life

for once-sick dog

Nassau CountyAnimal Services

This is the story of Rusty,
aka Cooper. On July 9 Rusty,
a two-year-old Golden
Retriever, came to Nassau
County Animal Services as a
stray During his intake phys-
ical we noted that he was
loaded with ticks and fleas
and, much to our dismay, he
came back heartworm posi-
On July 25, while having a
telephone conversation with
my friends in Maryland, I
learned that they had just
recently lost their Golden to
old age and were looking for
another Golden. I told them
about Rusty and they imme-
diately wanted to see pictures
of him.
At that point I disclosed to
them that Rusty was heart-
worm positive and that he
would need treatment. A few
days later they called me
back and wanted to adopt
Rusty and start him on the
treatment while he was down
here. I set up the heartworm
treatment with a local vet and
Rusty started the treatment
on Aug. 1.
During his treatment
Rusty stayed with me at my-
residence until he was
declared heartworm free on
Aug. 21. During his stay my
friends asked if I would name
him Cooper, and after a week
or two he started responding

to his name.
During his stay at my
house we enjoyed long walks
when I would get home from
work, and early morning
walks on the beach in
Fernandina on the week-
ends. Rusty, aka Cooper, also
loved the ocean and my
swimming pool.
On Sept 22 I drove Rusty
(aka Copper) and met my
friends in Fayetteville, N.C.,
which is half way between
Florida and Maryland, and
they met Cooper for the first
time. Cooper took to them
right away as he could sense
that they were animal friend-
ly people.
Cooper now lives in
Bethesda, Md., and has a
beach home in Fenwick
Island, Md. I recently went
home to Maryland for a
funeral and I stayed with my
friends who adopted Cooper
and he is enjoying his new
home and new family. And
yes, Cooper remembered me
right away.
Rusty, aka Cooper, has
found a forever home in
Bethesda, Md.
foe Novello is the director
ofNassat County Animal
Services at 86078 License
Road in Yulee. To learn how
you can help the many ani-
mals looking for their forever
homes, visit Tuesday through
Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Saturday 11 a.m. to 3:30'
p.m., or call 491-7440,


Virtual gala
The Phantom "Art for Hope Gala"
virtual websitee) exhibit ard sale runs
through Nov. 16. Joyce Karsko, an artist
resident of Fernandina Beach, is chair-
woman of this gala for the Judy
Nicholson Foundation. The stay home,
no dressing up fundraiser will benefit
advancing kidney cancer detection,
treatment and survival.
The event showcase an'array of work
from artists 'buh lucal and iu onu around '
the world and an original children's
book, Harry The Hungary Frog, by
local author Larry Levy and his 6-year-
old daughter. Access the event at
'Gallery Squared
The Plantation Artist's Guild and
Gallery at the Spa and Shops of Omni
Amelia Island Plantation, 94 Village
Circle, is hosting "Gallery Squared," a-
show featuring more than 40 10 by 10
inch wooden boxes.with unique paint-
ings 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 paint-
ings. Light refreshments will be provid-
ed by Osprey Village. Call 432-1750 for
information and to RSVP.
Artists Books
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 Edu-
cation Center, 18 N. Second St. 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,
materials included. Call 556-2517 or 277-
4834 to register. Visit www.letteristcom.
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 to reality.
The quilt guild meets the second
Tuesday at the Woman's Club, 201 Jean
I.aFitl. A,',; Programs are free and
open to the public. Visit aiquilters.com.
Talisman exhibit
SFlorida State College Betty P Cook
Nassau Center has a new gallery exhib-
it, Talismans of the Far East, on display
until Nov. 15 featuring 50 religious talis-
mans obtained from Taoist, Buddhist
arid Shinto temples in Taiwan,korea,
Japan and Southeast Asia by Professor
James Kemp, who teaches Asian
Humanities at the college.
The Nassau Center is located at
76346 William Burgess Blvd.; Yulee.
Call 548-4432 for information.
General meeting
The Island Art Association, 18 N.
Second St., will hold its general meeting
on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., featuring a presen-
tation by award-winning photographer,
Steve Leimberg, who will speak on
Photographic Creativity: The Four
Many artists who have the "Good
Eye" the gift of seeing and the ability
to express and share their feelings
through their artistic medium also want
to share their vision with others
through the medium of the photograph.
Leimberg will discuss what to think
about and feel before shooting, during
ybur shoot, while processing the photo-
graph and framing. General meetings
are always open to the public. Visit
www.islandart.org or call 261-7020.
Island Art events
The Island Art Association, a cooper-

ative, nonprofit organization developed
to sustain interest, appreciation, and
enjoyment in and of the visual arts, is
located at 18 N. Second St. Current
events include:
Thursday morning Open Studio, 9
a.m.-noon. Contact Gretchen Williams
at 491-3171.
The Photographers Group meets
the fourth Thursday at 7 p.m., except
November. Contact Pat Hooks at 277-
2595. .
Portrait Worksholp, NoV 17, 7-9
p.m., and some Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-
noon. Contact Paul Massing at 321-0738.
Children's Art, Nov. 17 and Dec.
15. Two sessions 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 scottlisainglis@
Oil Painting Still Life, Feb. 5 and 6,
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact Jon Houglum
and register at www.houglumfineart.
For information visit
www.islandart.org or call 261-7020.
West Sideshow
.The West Nassau Historical Society
presents "Nassau Art at the Callahan
Depot" on Jan. 26, with an art show and
sale from 10'a.m.-4 p.m., followed by a
The show will feature Nassau County
artists in: oils, acrylics, watercolors,
mixed media, pastels and drawing and
Local experts will judge, with prizes
for first, second and third place and a
special mention for art of historic signifi-
cance to Nassau County. Deadline for
applications is Jan. 7.
Visit www.wnhsfl.org for details and
forms. For information contact Marge
Powell at margepowel@aol.com or the
historical society at (904) 879-3406.

Reciprocate love

and it will thrive

God injects and inserts
Himself in each of us
who honor Him. He
is expressed through
us not only by our words, but
also by our witness of His
goodness in our lives.
Spiritual families should
choose to move in the same
direction. Fleshly relatives
often have individuals inter-
ested in doing what is prof-
itable to them. They always
seek the will of God for bene-
fits of humankind and the
glory of God.
So many people in the
body of Christ are trying to
maintain unity and harmony
with relatives who are serv-
ing the devil, choosing to be
on the opposite side of God. It
will not work. Light and dark-
ness cannot share the same
place at the same time.
Believers and unbelievers will
continue to clash because
they are on the same track
going in opposite directions,
but Jesus' spirit unites God's
family as one strong force in
the kingdom.
We should believe in and
practice praying for relatives
to become family, believe in
being respectful toward
everyone and not pursue
involvement with gasoline
when we are water. We just
will not mix.
So often, people will say
they are our family and we
want to have fellowship with
them, but they won't do right.
The truth is they don't know
how to do right because they,
have never received the son
of God in their lives; He is the
only one to make things right.
We love our brothers, but
love is a mutual experience
and; in order for it to thrive, it
must be reciprocated. At
some point we should realize
that God is prospering us and
our relatives' actions no

longer cause
pain. We,
Stoo, can for-
get those
"". who have
caused us to
weep in our
moments of
NOW AND toward
THeEN them.
told that His
Maybelle relatives,
Kirkland including
His mother,
were out-
side, Jesus asked, "Who is my
mother? And who are my
brothers?" He stretched out
his hands to the disciples and
said, "These are my mothers
and my brothers, those who
do the will of my father."
If you have not severed a
relationship with certain rela-
tives, God can put you togeth-
er in that way, be part of a
new family and He will help
you to forget the grief of the
The fargily of the late
mother Annie Lee Jones
Johnson thanks God for the
long life of their mother, also
for family and friends and all
acts of kindness shown to
them during our hour of
bereavement Thank you and
may God bless you all.
Birthday wishes to
Bennett Brown, Tiyana
Baker, Daniel Brown,
Brandon Jones, Willie D.
Bright, Cassandra Dennard,
Jasmond Perry, Lonnie
Johnson Jr., William Bacon
Jr., Nicole Gilbert, Beatrice
Jones, Breanna Peterson,
Prudencia Veal, Brea Blue,
Tyrone Johnson, Neshia
Johnson-Smith, Elaine
Overstreet, Maurice Fields,
Laura Jones and Bryan

Air Force Airman
Trenfton N."Hriys graduated
Sfrornti'?art;: mlltitary nu anie at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week pro-
gram that included training in
military discipline and stud-
ies, Air Force core values;
physical fitness and basic
warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree.
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Hays is the son of Candice
Zelazoski of Brunswick, Ga.,
and Neil Hays of Longleaf
'Loop, Yulee. He is a 2011
graduate of Glynn Acadermy,
Brunswick, Ga.
Navy Seaman Recruit

John P Campbell, son of
Patricia A. and Christopher J.
Camtipbell of FeTnandina
Beach, recently completed
U.S. Navy basic training at
Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week
program, Campbell complet-
ed a variety of training, which
Included classroom study and
practical instruction on naval
customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival and
shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations."
This exercise gives recruits
the skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet.
Campbell is a 2011 gradu-
ate of Fernandina Beach
High School.


Cory and Holly Black of She joins a brother, Banks
Fernandina Beach announce Black, 2.
the birth of a daughter,. Paternal grandparents are
Gwenyth Kathleen Black, Gayle and Vernon Speight
born Sept. 27, 2012, at Baptist and Herby and Sheryl Black,
Medical Center Beaches in all of Milledgeville, Ga.
Jacksonville. The baby Maternal grandparents are
weighed 9 pounds and meas- Mike and Melanie Bryan of
ured 20.5 inches in length. Madison, Ga.


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'Hope for Holidays'
The festive holiday season
can be challenging for people
who have lost a loved one.
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida will hold
"Hope for the Holidays" work-
shops in November and
December to offer ways to
cope with grief during the
holiday season and refocus
energy on positive activities
that honor and remember
loved ones.
The free workshops will
be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov.
14 and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec.
8 in the board room at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau,1250
South 18th St. Call (904) 407-
7001 to reserve a space.
Shop with Cops
The eighth annual Shop
With Cops for underprivi-
leged children takes place
Dec. 12. Children ages 1-11,
selected by their school coun-
selors, participate in the
Christmas shopping event at
the island Walmart, accompa-
nied by volunteer city police.
One hundred percent of
money donated goes to the

Please make checks
payable to Shop With Cops
and mail to: City of Fernan-
dina Beach Police Depart-
ment, ATT: Police Chief Jim
Hurley, "ShopWith Cops
Program," 1525 Lime St.,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035-
For information contact
Don Monahan at shopwith-
cops@aol.com or 277-2091.
NAMI shoe party
Every Christmas Nassau
NAMI hosts a Christmas
Shoe party for the residents
of a local assisted living facili-
ty for adults with a chronic
mental health diagnosis.
NAMI provides food, toi-
letries and Velcro tennis
shoes, to ensure they have a
comfortable and safe pair of
shoes. There are 116 resi-
,dents and the cost of the
shoes has increased this past
year. Monetary donations to
help fund the shoes for the
party are greatly appreciated.
Send them to Nassau NAMI,
PO. Box 15816, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035. For infor-
mation call 277-1886.


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Fernandina Beach now has a female Roller Derby team, the Fernandivas, which has added yoga to their workout on skates. The team contacted Go Yoga and Deb
Cunningham said she jumped at the chance as she loves all kinds of "extreme" forms of yoga. Above, the team with Cunningham and practicing their poses. To learn more, visit
the Facebook pages of the Fernandiva Rollers or Go Yoga.

[You are cordially invited .
A Service of Thanksqving
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Presented bJ:
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Tuesday, November 1 7: p.m.
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601 Centre Street N
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Five Victorian-era homes open doorsforHoliday Home Tour

For the News Leader

The Amelia Island Museum
of History is privileged to have
five lovely Victorian-era prop-
erties opening their doors to
the public for the Holiday Home
Tour on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
Kudos to these homeown-
ers for graciously sharing their
private residences for this pre-
mier event of the holiday sea-
son: John and Dawn Evans, 120
N. Sixth St.; Bruce and
Deborah Bunner, 221 N. Fourth
St; Dan and Susan Borge, 401
S. Seventh St.; Art Adams and
Melony Austin, 506 Cedar St.;
and Mark and Cheryl
Quinlivan, 123 S. Sixth St.
Tour tickets are available at
the Amelia Island Museum of
History (261-7378, ext. 100),
Amelia Island Visitor's Center,
The Plantation Shop, Golf

Club of Amelia, Peterbrooke
Chocolatier, Harrison's Mercan-
tile and Lindy's Jewelry. Ticket
price is $25 prior to Nov. 30 or
$30 on tour dates. Groups of 10
or more should contact the
museum (261-7393, ext. 105)
for special rates. Visit amelia-
hometours.com to order online
and to get a sneak peak of the
Don't forget Creating
Christmas with Brett at 9 a.m.
on tour days in Baker Hall at
the museum ($10 before Nov.
30/ $15 tour dates) and the spe-
cial lunch at Joe's 2nd Street
Bistro at 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.
($18/advance reservations
only). Tickets for both these
events are available exclusively
from the Amelia .Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St., and numbers are lim-

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mittee members, home-
owners anddecorators
gathered recently. Back
row, from left, are Melony
Austin, Noushin Tureman,
Deborah Bunner, Donna
Haddock, Dawn Evans,
Dan Borge, Susan Borge
and Mark Quinlivan. Front
row are Art Adams,
Barbara Patton, Pat
Henderson, Bonnie
Sovereign, Paula
Woodside, Penny
Sansbury and Cheryl


The Amelia Island
Sea Turtle Watch has
joined Keep Nassau
Beautiful in adopting
a section of the
beach as part of the
"Adopt A Shore" pro-
gram. The section
adopted is from Main
Beach to North
Access 16N. The first
scheduled cleanup is
Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. The
start location is the
Dolphin Street park-
ing lot at Main
Beach. Bags and
gloves will be provid-
ed. The public is
invited to participate.
Right, the north end
beach looking south.

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Walkin' Nassau will hold a
fun walk at Amelia Island State
Park, on the south end of the
island, on Nov. 10. Meet at
8:45 a.m.'to sign in at the park,
the last left before leaving the
island on A1A south. Parking
fee is $3. Contact Jane Bailey
at dnjbailey@mindspring.com
for information.
Nassau County Sierra Club
will partner with the city
Parks and Recreation
Department to help control
non-native invasive plants in
the Egans Creek Greenway
basin on Nov. 10 at 10 am.
Come armed with enthusi-
asm, gardening gloves, prun-
ing shears, pruning saws and
lopers. Invasive species are
considered one of the greatest
threats to bio-diversity
because they displace native
plant communities, degrading
the habitat for native wildlife.
Many exotics are flourishing
in the 300-plus acre Greenway.
Don't have your own tools?
Just bring gloves. Meet in the
back parking lot behind the
RpcreationCaeerrt) Ataciica~,
Avenue. .,
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 audi-
torium, 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 endan-
gered species that the center
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 educa-
tion. Visit www.wildamelia.
com or the Wild Amelia
Facebook page.
The seventh annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival will be
held May 17-19.
Native plants
Florida Native Plant
Society, bxia 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 speciation 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 http://ixia.fnpschap-
ters.org or call (904) 655-2550
for information.
The Nassau County Bird
Club-will meet Nov. 17 at 8
a.m., rain or shine, at Little
Talbot Island State Park.
Entrance fee is $5 per car up
to 8 people. Members will bird
the beach and the maritime
forest, great for observing
migratory and resident shore-
birds. The beach is accessed
via boardwalks that cross sand
dunes, swales and coastal'
strand, which provide habitats
for gopher tortoises, cotton
rats, bobcats and numerous
salt tolerant plants, such as
railroad vine, beach morning
glory and sea oats. Wear lay-
ered clothing and bring binoc-
ulars, field guide, bug juice,
sunscreen, rain gear and
water. For information call
Carol Wyatt at 261-9272 or
email carolinewgw@aol.com.
To celebrate the'tour-year
anniversary of its grand open-
ing, the Jacksonville Arbore-
. t&unG&AardeasintUast ;.
SAl lingi'Inn will host Mu:.'h iAdi
about Nature, a family friendly
event, on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.-
1 p.m.
SActivities will include a
Bees and Beekeeping lecture
with the Arboretum's bee-
keeper, Tony Hogg; All about
Wildlflowers lecture with
Terry Zinn of Wildflowers of
Florida; Owl Encounter by
S.Lesley Royce, featuring
Merlin the barred owl; dis-
plays by Duval Audubon
Society & Tree Hill Nature
Center; guided nature walks
along the Arboretum's trails.
Arboretum memberships,
wildflower seeds, honey, hive
products, T-shirts and other
merchandise will be available.
The event is free to members
and children under 18 and $5
for non-member adults. All
children (under 18) must be
accompanied by an adult. No
dogs, please. Visit.jacksonvil-
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On Nov. 19, County
Extension Director/Horticu-
lture 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 invit-
ed to bring plant samples
showing problems in their
landscapes. Problems will be
identified and solutions
offered for correction. There
is no fee for this service. No
SPlant Clinic will be held in
December. For information
call (904) 879-1019.. Master
'Gardeners are on phone duty
Friday, at 491-7340.



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in Florida, and Baptist Health, one of the top-
ranked health care systems in the nation,
opened a new urgent care center in Yulee on
The center is named CareSpot: Affiliated
with Baptist Health. It's the 13th CareSpot
urgent care center in the Jacksonville area and
the first one to open since the CareSpot name
change last month. The center will employ
approximately 10 people.
The new CareSpot urgent care center in
Yulee provides more convenient health care
services to the residents of Yulee and the sur-
rounding areas of Fernandina Beach, Amelia
Island and Callahan. It also delivers more con-
venient health care for the Jacksonville area
because many CareSpot centers are less than
a 15-minute drive from each other.
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requires the collection of family medical history,
allergic reactions and other important health
information, which can be a time-consuming
process with any healthcare provideLr CareSpot
customers can pre-register online to save time
at the center.
"The CareSpot center in Yulee provides an
urgent care option for those patients who need
to be seen quickly but do not need fhe level of
care provided at our emergency, center at

urgent car(
Baptist Medical Center Nassau on Amelia
Island," said Baptist Health Executive Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer John
The 3,500-square-foot CareSpot urgent care
center in Yulee is a free-standing facility that
CareSpot and Baptist Health built. CareSpot
in Yulee offers:
Two waiting rooms one for people who
need urgent care and another for those utiliz-
ing CareSpot occupational health or wellness
Six exam rooms that are clearly visible
from an administrative area to make sure that
patients are being seen quickly.
One room for medical procedures such as
sutures, IVs and EKGs.
A digital X-ray room.
An on-site lab to analyze blood tests and
drug tests.
< On-site prescriptions for many common
medications prescribed during visits.
The CareSpot urgent care center in Yulee is
approximately three times larger than the for-
mer Solantic urgent care center that was locat-
ed inside Walmart:
CareSpot and Baptist Health are 50/50 part-
ners in the 13 urgent care centers throughout
the Jacksonville area. They established their
joint venture in Jacksonville in 2010.
Visit CareSpot.comnto learn more.

: center opens in Yulee

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2011 Reindeer Run fin run, right.

ReindeerRun half-marathon, 5K Dec 2

For theNews-Leader

The Reindeer Run half-marathon'
and 5K is coming soon, combining a
fun, holiday-themed event with a spir-
it of giving.
The run/walk begins at 7:30 a.m.
Dec. 2, starting and finishing at Main
Beach park. The half-marathon
course will include North Fletcher
Avenue, Fort Clinch State Park and
Old Town. There will also be fun runs
for young runners, lots of family-
friendly contests and activities, live
music on the course and medals for
all half-marathon finishers.
"For me as a runner, I now look.
for races that have community
involvement and where my entry fee
is doing something good for others,"
said race co-director Susie DeMille.
In that spirit, proceeds will go to
four worthy local causes: Healthy
Start, which serves pregnant women,.
parents of infants and their families in
Nassau County; 8 Flags Playscapes,
whose mission is to create and main-
tain a community-accessible play-
ground for children of all abilities;
Friends of Fort Clinch and Amelia
Island Runners community running
programs. The local nonprofit run-
ning club presents the Reindeer Run
'each year.
In addition, the event will benefit
the Toys for Tots program. A one-
mile kids' fun run with Santa will
begin at 10 a.m. and half-mile at 10:15
a.m. with a 100-yard 'Tiny Reindeer
Dash" at 10:30 a.m. All finishers will
receive a reindeer charm necklace,
and admission to the kids'runs is
free with a gift donation to Toys for
Tots (or $5 without a toy).
"We want to make sure we are pro-
viding for others. It's not a for-profit
race at all, and that makes it different
from some others," said co-race direc-
tor Pattee Boler. "We try to take in
many aspects of charity and we're try-

'The 2012 half-marathon finish-
ers' medal features a red-nosed
Rudolph, and can serve as a
Christmas tree decoration.

ing to make it more encompassing,"
she said.
T" ie'event will also have plenty of
holiday goodies for the runners and
walkers. Half-marathoners will
receive a long-sleeve.technical T-shirt
in a new silver color this year. Half- -
marathon finishers also receive a fin-
ishers' medal that will add a splash of
red on Rudolph's nose and can serve'
as a Christmas.tree ornament and 5K
runners will receive a holiday-themed,
cotton T-shirt.
"We're adding music to various
spots along the route," DeMille said.
The Emma Love Hardee
Elementary choir will be stationed
alongthe combined route with the
5K, so all runners and walkers will be
able to enjoy their live music.
Organizers also listened to feed-
back from runners in last year's inau-
gural half-marathon. This year's half-
marathon course has been "tweaked"
to eliminate a half-mile diversion
toward the end of the run. The event
itself has been moved to Sunday at
7:30 a.m., when there should be less

traffic on the roads and in the park.
A big hit from last year's run will
be returning custom-made rein-
deer mile-markers, each in different
holiday garb. Observant runners and
walkers who remember details of the
reindeer markers can win prizes after
the run in a trivia contest, "so look at
the reindeer as you go along the
course," Boler said.
And new this year, businesses and
individuals can sponsor a reindeer
"It might be a great way to wish
someone a happy birthday, or maybe
even propose," she said.
Another popular race tradition will
also return 5K and half-marathon
runners and walkers will receive a
coupon good for a free breakfast at
the elegant oceanfront Elizabeth
Pointe Lodge.
The fastest runners will win over-
all and age-group awards, but the
event is designed so -1; 0 -11. i, :iii1 :
Slower runners can win too. In addi-
tion to the reindeer trivia contest,
there will be prizes for the best holi-
day costumes, a drawing for new
shoes and awards for the "middle and
last reindeer." Runners will be timed
using ChampionChip timing.
Walkers are encouraged.to enter
either the 5K or half-marathon. There
will be a 3 1/2-hour time limit, so walk-
ers must be able to do a 16-minute
A pre-race pasta dinner will be
Dec. 1 from 4-7 p.m. at St. Peter's,
Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.
Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for chil-
dren, free foi kids 12 and younger.
The dinner will be presented by the
local Civil Air Patrol.
"We're so excited to be doing this
again, we're really looking forward to
it," DeMille said. "And we're so excit-
ed about being able to use this event ,
to reach out to others-and help them."
Entry fees are $55 for the half-
marathon or $25 for the 5K. Members

of Amelia Island Runners get a $5-dis-
count (not available online). Entry
forms and online registration are
available at AmelialslandRunners.
com. Entry forms are also available at
Current Running, 815 S. 8th St., the
McArfhur Family YMCA, Club 14
Fitness and other locations.
The last day of registration will be
Dec. 1. Registration will be held that
day at St. Peter's Church from 1-5
p.m. and packet pickup will be held at
the church from 1-7 p.m. There will
be no race-day registration, but race-
day packet pickup will be available at
Main Beach starting at 6 a.m.
For information, please visit,
AmeliaIslandRunners.com or,call
(904) 491-4959. More information on
the causes that will benefit from the
race is also on the AIR website.

:,:, t l \,Ii -Race S*jes annual
'I'urkey Trot 5K will take place Nov.
22 at Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
The Thanksgiving Day event includes
a one-mile youth fun run. This year's
race will be chip-timed.
The courses will begin and end at
the Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Racquet Park parking lot, next to the
Verandah Restaurant at 6800 First
'Coast Hwy. Check-in and day-of regis-
tration are from 7-7:45 a.m. The races
begin at 8 a.m. Youth run, is at 9 a.m.
Pre-register by mail (forms can be
found at www.AmeliaIslandRunners.
com); in person (forms are available
at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Health & Fitness Center and the
McArthur Family YMCA); or register
online at Active.com.
Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per child
(12 and under). Day-of registration,
checks and cash only will be accept-
ed. All pre-registered participants will
receive a goody bag, which will
include one race T-shirt and surprises
from race sponsors. Call 415-1429.


Ladies hold nine-hole member-member tournament


The ladies of the Fernan-
dina Beach Golf Club Nine-
Hole Golf Association recent-
ly held a member-member
First-place honored went to
the team of Janet Hardy-Gill
and Carol Synkewecz with a
net score of 32. Second place
went to the Rene Pimsner and
Tump Pate with a net score of
The lady nine-hole golfers
play each Monday at noon.
The organization is open to all
ladies who love golf. Anyone
interested in joining the
group, should call Liz at 277-

Knights of Columbus
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 auction
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 week-


Pictured with Kyle Rossen are first-place winners Carol
Synkewecz and Janet Hardy-Gill.

end event is the local Knights
of Columbus major charity
fundraiser for the year. The
group has historically sup-
ported 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 support the
United Service Organizations
at Jacksonville International
Airport and the Wheelchair
Foundation, focusing on pro-
viding wheelchairs Veterans.
This past year it added a Food
for Families Program, Coats
for Kids (providing coats for

needy children), Best Bud-
dies of Fernandina Beach
High School and Yulee Iigh
School and the St. Michael
The St Michael Council is
one of more than 14,000 coun-
cils worldwide and the
Knights of Columbus have a
total membership over 1.8
million. Last year the Knights
contributed more than 70 mil-
lion volunteer hours and $154
million dollars in the U.S. and
abroad. Locally the council
provided more than $9,000 for
the causes of Nassau County
and more than 14,500 man
For information and to
register your foursome, con-



Women's nine-hole golfers, from left to right, first row: Tump Pate, Jean Sydnor, Joan
Raineri and Marlene Spayde; second row: Mary Miller, Nancy Brizes, Diane LaCroix
and Carol Synkewecz; third row: Marie Santry, Jan Gay, Marilyn Gandenberger, Lynn
Lynn and Marsha Grubesky; top row: Jan Smith, Lauren Zukovs, Janet Hardy-Gill,
Judy Versteeg, Liz Belden, Diane Williams, Rene Pimsner and Doris Skinner.

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The lHurricane Junior Golf
Tour heads back to Amelia
Island to host the Loudmouth
Golf Junior Open at Amelia
River Nov. 17-18 at the Amel i
River Golf Course. Up for
grabs in this tournament 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 Loudmouth Golf
Junior Open at Amelia River
is a stroke play format tourna-
ment being held over two
days. Each day players will
play 18 holes of golf, to make

for a 36-hole tournament in
There will be four separate
divisions for competition.
Players will be put in divisions
based on age and the divi-
sions will be as follows: Boys
15-18, girls 15-18, boys 11-14
and girls 11-14.
For information, visit
www.hjgt.org, call the
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
headquarters at (904) 379-
2697 or email info@hjgt.org.

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The season comes to a
halt tonight for the Fernan-
dina Beach High School foot-
ball team, eliminated from
postseason play by Yulee last
month and West Nassau last
week. The FBHS Pirates hit
the road, playing at Oakleaf at
FBHS (2-7) was edged 25-
16 by the Warriors (4-5) last
week. The Pirates led 16-10 at
halftime but West Nassau
scored two unanswered
touchdowns in the second
half. The last one came in the
final minute of play.
S The Yulee Hornets, the
District 2-4A champions, also
hit the road tonight, playing
at Hamilton County. Kickoff is
at 7 p.m.
The season extends be-
yond tonight for Yulee and
West Nassau. As district
champion, Yulee hosts the re-
gional quarterfinal matchup
Nov. 16. West Nassau travels
for its first-round playoff


Lady Pirates

lose to Eagles
The Fernandina Beach
High School Lady Pirate soc-
cer team lost 2-1 in a tough
battle against Episcopal
Tuesday night.
Neither team scored in the
first half of the game. The
Lady Pirates came back to
score 10 minutes into the sec-
ond half. Ashley Kinsley
scored the goal with an assist
from Teddi Lesoine.
FBHS kept Episcopal from
scoring for the next 20 min-
utes. Episcopal scored two
goals in the in the last 10 min-
utes of the game.
Emily Wilson, the goal-
keeper for FBHS, had 16
The Lady Pirates were on
the road again Thursday
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Calling all Bulldog fans
Meet at the Salty Pelican at 6:30 p.m. Nov.
10 to watch the Georgia Bulldogs football
game. Contact Isabel at (803) 412-0436 or

Nassau County Gators luncheon
Join the Nassau County Gator Club and
Gator fans for an informal lunch at Sliders; It
is the group's monthly luncheon, which is
scheduled for Nov. 14 at noon. Gather on the
second floor of Sliders in Femandina Beach.

Pwrowesiing reums
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
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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., Slayedi;"
Samantha Steele, "The Machine" Ffed: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 benefit'the Yulee
wrestling program. For information, visit

YMCAFrisbee league
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. -
Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact sport that
combines features of soccer, basketball,
American football and netball. The league is
open to anyone 20 years old and up. Games
are held Sundays at 4 p.m.' at the McArthur
fields behind Publix on the island.
The cost to play is $1Ofor YMCA mem-
bers, $15 for non-members. Players must
sign a waiver. For information, call 261-1080.

Senior, Cristian bowling leagues
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.

Shootwith thesheriff
The "I Shot with the Nassau County
Sheriff' will be held today 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 js,$650. Contact theSheriff's Foundation
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Run Disney half marathon forRett
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
girlpower2cire.org/dishey or contact Tiffany
Wilson at (904) 849-7106 or tiffany@girlpow-

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

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 jmackle@fscj.edu.

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

Walkto End Alzheimer's
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
Alzheimer's disease.
Start or join a team at alz.org/walk or by
calling (904) 281-9077.

Nassau County Georgia Bulldog Qub
Anyone interested in being a part of a fun-
loving, Nassau County group of Georgia
Bulldog fans should email nassaucountygeor-
giadawgclub@yahoo.com 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.

Boules Cub
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.

Organizedbike rides
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
ride is optional.
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
www.ame liaislandcycling.com,
www.sports.groups. yahoo.com/group/sriders
or www.nfbc.us.

Jackonville to host Davis Cup match
Jacksonville has been selected as the site
for the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first-
Sround match between the United States aid
Brazil Feb: 1-3. The matches will be played at
the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena,
which Will have an expected capacity of
approximately 13,000. The event is being
organized, staged and promoted by the
USTA. Tickets will go on sale to the general
public irvearly December. For information, call
the.U.S. Davis Cup hotline at (888) 484-8782
or visit www.usta.com/daviscup.
The matchup with Brazil will be the first
home tie for the U.S. since the 2011 quarterfi-
nals in Austin, Texas, and just the third home
tie for the U.S. since 2009. In that time, the
U.S. team has played seven road matches -
all on clay The best-of-five match series
begins Feb. 1 with.two singles matches fea-
turing each country's No. 1 player against the
other country's No. 2 player.
Saturday's schedule features the pivotal
doubles match and the final day of'play on
Sunday includes two "reverse singles" match-
es, where the No. 1 players square off fol-
lowed by the No. 2 players going head-to-
head. All matches are best-of-five sets until
one country wins three matches.
This match will mark the fifth meeting
between the U.S. and Brazil in Davis Cup.
The U.S. leads the overall series 3-1 with its
last victory against Brazil coming in the 1997
first round in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, when
Courier and MaliVai Washington led the U.S.
to a 4-1 win.
The U.S. is 109-16 all-time in Davis Cup
.ties played at home and undefeated in Florida
(6-0). This will be the seventh Davis Cup tie
played in the state of Florida and first since
the U.S. defeated Sweden 4-1 in the 2004
quarterfinal at the Delray Beach Tennis
Tennis Channel will present live daily cov-
erage of the match. The site selection is sub-
Sject to final approval by the International
Tennis Federation.
SThe U.S.-Brazil winner Will face either
Serbia or Belgium in the quarterfinals April 5-
S7. Should the U.S. advance, they would host
the quarterfinal match.
Davis Cup'is the world's largest annual
international men's team competition with '122
nations competing.

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

unbiased research and evidence-based initia-
tives that promote healthy communities,
lifestyles and improve accessible, quality
health care. Visit www.hpcnef.org.

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

To submit an item for this column, contact
Beth Jones at 261-3696 or email to


John Foster and
Kat Engler,
above, walked
away with top
male and top
female 5K honors
at the first annual
Hero's Run Oct.
27. Toby Lentz,
left, was named
overall winner of
the 10K. The
event was spon-
sored by Mothers
of America's
Military Fallen.

Richard Petty Driving Experience

now allows drivers to go even faster

Richard Petty.Driving
Experience, the worldwide
leader in stock car drive and
ride entertainment, is intro-
ducing a new way for drivers
to get the most out of their
NASCAR driving experience
by placing a professional driv-
ing instructor directly in the
passenger seat. The all-new
format known as Right Seat
Instruction will be available at
all 20-plus tracks, including
RPDE's base locations in Las
Vegas, Orlando, Concord,
N.C., and Kansas City, by the
end of the year.
Prior to the new RSI driv-
ing format, RPDE utilized the
"lead/follow" method, where
a driver followed the path of a
professional instructor driv-.
ing in a lead car around the
track. Now, student driver
and instructor wear Stilo hel-

mets featuring a built-in, two-
way open-mic system, allow-
ing for clear communication,
instantaneous interaction,
coaching and feedback.
RPDE is the only .:-.rsur-.ir
stppk-car dih in .rpi.g i..i ce-
in the country offering this
"RSI gives student drivers
the ability to make immediate
changes to their driving tech-
nique, instantly improve their
driving performance and ulti-
mately help them drive faster
... faster," says Rick Fedrizzi,
president and chief operating
officer of RPDE. "First-timers
will get comfortable much
more quickly and returners
will find RSI to be-an all-new
As the industry leader for
nearly 20 years, RPDE contin-
ues to stay in the forefront of

advancements in proprietary
safety technology, always
looking for new ways to give
drivers the best overall expe-
For information about RSJ
oy6to-reserve a driving experi-
ence, call 1-800-237-3889 or
visit www.drivepetty.com.
At Daytona International
Speedway and Walt Disney
World Speedway you must be
at least 18 years old with a
valid driver's license and at all
other tracks be at least 16
years old with a valid driver's
license to participate.
Operation of a manual
-transmission is no longer a
requirement for d ving pro-
grams. A push-off start is
available for participants who
do not have knowledge of
how to operate a manual

Varsity Football
Nov. 9 at Hamilton County 7:00
Varsity Football
Nov. 9 at Oakleaf 700
Cross Country
Nov 10 Region 1-2A 8:30am
Nov. 17 State 2A TBA
Boys Basketball
Nov. 13 PRESEASON (Keystone) 7:30
Nov 15 PRESEASON (Snyder) 7:30
Nov. 20 at Camden 5'30/7
Nov 24 BARTRAMTRAIL 11/12:30
Nov. 27 at Hilliard 6/7:30
Nov. 29 at Wolfson 5:30/7
Dec. 4 TRINITY 6/7:30
Dec. 8 BISHOP KENNY 6/7:30
Dec. 11 at Episcopal 6/7:30
Dec. 14 TERRYPARKER 6/7:30
Dec. 17 at Bdlles 6/7:30
Dec. 20 BISHOPSNYDER 6/7:30
Dec. 21 MENENDEZ 6/7:30
Dec. 28 J.T SMITH (Yulee) 7:30
Dec. 29 J.T. Smith (WN or Keystone)
Jan. 3 at Baldwin 5:30/7
Jan. 4 BOLLES 6/7:30
Jan. 8 at University Christian 6/7:30
Jan, 11 at Yulee 4:30/7
Jan. 14 atTrinity 6/7:30
Jan. 15 EPISCOPAL 6/7:30
Jan. 18 WEST NASSAU 6/7:30
Jan. 22 at West Nassau 6/7:30
Jan. 24 at Bishop Snyder 6/7:30
Jan. 25 YULEE 6/7:30
Jan. 28 at Terry Parker TBA
Feb. 1 HILLIARD 6/7:30

Boys Soccer
Nov. 13 RAINES' 7:20'
Nov. 14 at Ribault 6:00
Nov. 16 OAKLEAF 5:30/7:20
Nov. 27 YULEE* 7:20
Nov. 28 BOLLES 5:30/720
Nov. 29 at West Nassau' 7:20
Dec. 4 at Keystone Heights 7:00
Dec. 5 at Episcopal 5:30/7:20
Dec. 6 WEST NASSAU* 7:20
Dec. 10 NEASE 5:30/7:20
tec. 12 BISHOP KENNY 5:30/7 20
Dec. 17 at Yulee* 720
Dec. 18 at Raines' 720
Jan. 9 IDGEVIEW 5:30/7:20
Jan. 11 at Paxon 5:30/7:20
Jan. 12 'Episcopal JV tomey TBA
Jan. 14 at Providence 5:30/7:20
Jan. 15 atWolison 5:30/7:20
Jan. 17 TERRYPARKER 6:00
Jan. 21-25 District 3-2A at West Nassau
Girls Soccer
Nov 9 at Stanto~ 5"30
Nov 13 RAINES' 5:30
Nov 15 PROVIDENCE 6:00
Nov 27 YULEE' 5:30
Nov. 29 at West Nassau* 5:30
Nov. 30 BISHOP KENNY 6:00
Dec.3 RIBAULT'' 5:30
Dec. 6 WEST NASSAU' 5:30
Dec. 13 CHRIST CHURCH" 6:00
Dec. 17 at Yulee' 5:30
Dec. 18 at Raines" 5:30
Jan. 8 at University Christian 6:00
Jan, 10 at St Augustine 6:00
Jan. 14 DISTRICT 3-2Aquarterfinal

Jan. 15 DISTRICT 3-2A semifinal
Jan.17 DISTRICT 3-2Achamp. 6:00
'District .
"Senior night
Girls Basketball.
Nov.13 at Episcopal 6/7:30
Nov. 16 PONTE VEDRA 6/7:30
Nov. 19 ORANGE PARK 6/7:30
Nov. 20 at Stanton 5:30/7
Nov 27 at St. Joseph 600
Dec. 6 YULEE 6:00
Dec. 10 CAMDEN COUNTY 6/7:30
Dec. 13 at West Nassalu 6/7:30
Dec. 18 at Glynn Academy 6/7:30
Jan. 3 STANTON 6/7:30
Jan. 8 at Bishop Snyder 6:00
Jan. 10 BALDWIN 6/7:30
Jan. 11 at Yulee' 6:00
Jan. 14 EPISCOPAL 6/7:30
Jan. 17 WEST NASSAU' 6/730
Jan. 24 at Oakeaf 6/7:30
Jan. 25 at Trinity Chnstian 6:00
Jan. 29 District 4-4A at Yulee TBA
Nov. 17 North Flcrida Duals-Snyder 9am
Nov 27 YuleeTri-Duals 5:00
Nov 30-Dec. 1 Episcopal Invite 12:00
Dec. 3 Episcopal Duals 6:00
Jan. 4-5 Terry Parker Duals 4:00
Jan 9 First Coast Duals 5 00
Jan. 19 Wildcat Duals-Kingsland 6:00
Jan. 23 at Fletcher 5:00
Feb. 2 District 3-1A at Episcopal 9am
Feb. 8-9 Region 1-1Aat Bdles 10am


AMELIA ISLAND YOUTH SOCCER AIYS U14 girls. 6 Amelia Island Youth Soccer has been
Arlington FC 0 chosen to host the District
Nov. 3 Goals: Burchett (3), Thompson, Commissioner's Cup for the second
AIYS U14 boys 1 Parker, Doss straight year. The event will be held
Camden County 5 Nov. 17-18. The AIYS U14 girls won
Goal: Tobin the tournament last year.


FOR ...

The Nassau Friends of Scouting is looking for any

Boy Scout Eagle Scouts and Girl Scout Gold Award

recipients residing in Nassau County. If you are an
Eagle Scout or Gold Award recipient please contact

Foy Maloy at fmaloy@fbnewsleader.com or 261-3696.



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Painter Karen McFadyen is exhibiting her
original oil paintings of "People, Places &
Things" during November at the Island Art
Association Gallery, 18 N. Second St.
McFadyen has received many awards. 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 reception at the gallery on Nov. 10 from
5-8 p.m., featuring the Nouveau Art exhibit, "Fantastic
Florida." Visit www.islandart.org or call 261-7020.
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Th second annual "Mermaid Art
iSh. '.i." % ill be held at the Florida House
d Inn dur in i hle Second Saturday
I 'r:'.'A.i i rt Walk Nov. 10 from 5-8
ipm ~ i op b, the inn on South Third
Sr i-S:rt t, -,.. some of the new, whimsical,
triirL;al p:inrings from Bill and Kathy
Maur.l- iI students, such as this "hys-
itite ical" mir- maid by Rene Pimsner. The
Iis..v i ii i, ni mmory of Loraine Kaman.
Rru.re-shiri,:nt: will be served. For informa-
tion email Kathy Maurer at kathi.h@comcast.net.
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Eileen's Art and Antiques, 702 Centre, w ill I' iiire the
works of Harvey L. Sibley during the
Second Saturday Artrageous Art Walk
Nov. 10 from 5-8 p.m.
Born in upstate New York, Sibls n
studied at the Pratt Institute.in Fal ...uklyn.
N.Y. Throughout his creative life. hi.- hxl
received recognition in the world ,; I
advertising and abstract paintin,- In
1987 he established his waterfront stu di,,
on Amelia Island. Although he ha,
patrons and galleries throughout i I,,
country, Sibley enjoys the island
lifestyle. His work is primarily abstract, influenced by the
New York school of abstract expressionists, particularly
James Brooks, one of'his teachers at Pratt. The work under-
goes continuous change and employs various foi'ms of art,
including collage, photography, transfers, and mixed media.
The Seventh Street Gallery invites you to meet Lea
Gallardo at her first Amelia Island
gallery exhibit, "The Spirit in
Nature," on Nov. 10 from 5-8 p.m.
Gallardo is a familiar island figure
volunteering annually to photograph
the performances of the Amelia
Island Chamber Music Festival. She
can be seen up at dawn to catch the
fleeting wildlife at the water's edge, or slipping through the
long shadows of Fort Clinch in search of the right angle.
Gallardo's photography is always beautiful and upbeat. Her.
irmaer- a' e ;r nill. by 14.i inches matted, or choose from her
wide selection of cards. The gallery is located at 14 S. Seventh
St The historic property is not handicap accessible: For infor-
mation or alternative viewing times, call 432-8330.
Welcome the 2012 holiday sea-
sbn Nov. 10 at the Blue Door Artists
for Second Saturday Artrageous Art
Walk. Enjoy an open studio tour and
visit thw creative spaces of all nine
artists that represent the Blue Door
Artists Studio/Gallery, including:
Theresa Daly, Casey Mathews, Lynette Holmes, Georganna
Mullis, Sharon Badenoch, Liz Dion, Suzanne Batchlor,
Andrea Lasserre and Songmi Keating. Regular business-
hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 491-7733.
The Amelia SanJon Gallery at Ash and Third streets in
downtown Fe'nandina Beach will feature new glass
Christmas ornaments of fish, sea tur-
t.es and jellies by artist and gallery
owner Sandra Baker Hinton during the
Saturday art walk. She is also featur-
ing a new artist, Chere Cain; of
Jacksonville who crafts ornaments out
of real shells. Also on view will be new beach glass jewelry
from Virginia designer Jean Forman.

Concert of Major-Minor Beethoven

For the News-Leader
he Island Chamber
Singers will present
Beethoven" at the-
Amelia Plantation Chapel on
Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. and
Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. A
reception will : ,il,,i. The
Friday performance. The
concert will feature
Beethoven's Mass in C Major,
Op. 86 and the Choral
Fantasy in C Minor, Op. 80.
Their dates, of 1807 and 1808
respectively, place these
works in the same time peri-
od as the Fifth and Sixth
Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827) had a most inter-
..-lin yet tragic existence.
He was born in Bonn,
Germany and died in Vienna,
Austria. His move to Vienna
occurred in 1792 when he
became a student of Josef
Haydn, whom he swore he
"learned nothing from."
While in Vienna, he also stud-

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The Island Chamber fingers, under the direction of Dr. Jane Lindberg, center front,
will present "Major-Minor Beethoven" at the Amelia Plantation Chapel on Friday, Nov.
16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18'at 3 p.m.

led with Antonio Salieri of the
Mozart poisoning fame. He
was a virtuoso pianist of great
renown and had a major influ-
ence on the development of

the modern concert grand'
piano. His preference was for
the Broadwood piano that.
had six octaves and was
approximately 76 inches long.

It was also was equipped with
two.pedals, including the una
corda or soft pedal. He liked
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Members of last year's Petanque America Open gather at the downtown waterfront, above. The 2012 tourney kicks
off Saturday morning. Spectators are encouraged to attend and enjoy the games, food, drinks and a market place.

Petanque Open kicks
SIAN PERRY cousin of horseshoes and of of Petanque An
News-Leader bocce, the Italian bowling Preliminary
game. Saturday morn
Some 260 competitors (in The official opening will Fernandina ma
teams of two) are arriving be held on Saturday at 8:45 downtown water
from 20 states and 10 coun- a.m. with Mayor Arlene finals scheduled
tries to compete in the 2012 Filkoff and Francois Kloc, afternoon. Comr
Petanque Anerica Open this Consul of France for the $7,500 purs
weekend -the largest tourna- Northeast Florida, presiding, and guarantees
ment of its kind in the U.S. and Cason Zylinski singing performances i
held for the fourth year in a the national anthem; accom- all ages, from n
row on Amelia Island. panied by Ronnie Stoots on champions, inc
Petanque (pronounced the organ, said Philippe bers of the USA
pay-tonk) is the French Boets, president and founder team, who just

off Saturday
erica. the World Championships in
rounds start Marseille, said Boets. Three
ng along the previous world champions -
aina at the Marco Foyot and Damien
front, with Hureau (France) and Claudy
Sfor Sunday Weibel (Belgium) also are
petition for scheduled to play.'
e will be stiff However, the game
spectacular attracts a wide mix of people,
y players of and other participants include
novices to a mail carrier from Santa
uding mem- Rosa, Calif., a wine maker

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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 his-
tory and displays from the Revolutionary War to
present day while interacting with living histori-
ans from each major U.S. military conflict. Period
music and firing demonstrations will also high-
light the experience.In addition, participants can
visit the Fort Clinch'Canteen for a variety of
Park admission is $6 per vehicle for up to eight
people. Admission into the fort is one canned
fooditem per person, which will be donated to
the Barnabas Food Pantry. Veterans and active
duty military are invited to come dressed in uni-
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 llth streets. Line-up numbers will be

Amelia Legion Post 54,626 S.Third St..will
host a special fundraiser, "Spend Veterans Day
with a Veteran." on Nov. 11, with opening cere-
monies at 12:45 p.m.. emceed by DJ Eddie Carter.
The event is to raise money for the new Veterans
Memorial Park at Central Park. where the former
post home, the old log cabin, once stood.
Enjoy live entertainment from 1-5 p.m. by the
bands the Backwood Boys and Honey Badgers. a
silent auction and raffles. Food will include beef
brisket. Boston butt and pork loin with all the fix-
ings. donations encouraged. Engraved memorial
bricks that will line the interior "floor" of the park

will also be available for sale.
The Post'will be open to the public Nov. 10-12
and everyone is invited to stop by, enjoy a drink
and meet with local veterans. Families are espe-
cially welcome. For information call 261-7900.

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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 honor our soldiers on Veterans Day.
These alumni from Edwards Waters and other
colleges, und6r the direction of Patricia Black will
open the evening showcasing love of country
with favorites like"America the Beatiful" and
"Battle Hymn of the Republic." Then your spirit
will soar with their powerful renditions of"Ride
Up in the Chariot" and "Ezekiel Sawde&Wheel."
and weep as the Sanctuary fills with "Sometimes I
feel like a Motherless Child and It is Well with My
Take an hour out of your busy life to relax to the
stirring music of this renowned group of musi-
cians 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.


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Taste of Wine by Steve
will host a Paul Newman
wine event at Fernandina
Beach Golf Club from 6-10
p.m. tonight featuring Paul
Newman wines, Italian food
and live entertainment by
Sean McCarthy. Tickets are
$20 and include food, two
glo es of wine and entertain-
ment. Tickets are available at
the pro shop or at the door.
Call 277-7370 for information.

The American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 54 will serve a
Low Country Boil for a $10
donation on Nov. 10 begin-
ning at 12:30 p.m. The
Legion Post is open to the
public this weekend so come
have a meal in the smoke-free
meeting room and see what
the American Legion is all
about. Pick up information on
becoming a member. The
Post is located at 626 S. Third
St. and as always the pro-
ceeds go back into the pro-
grams sponsored by the ALA.

Elaine Pinkerton of
Santa Fe, N.M., will sign her
new memoir, The Goodbye
Baby: A D/aryAbout
Adoptobn, at The Book Loft,
214 Centre St., on Nov. 11
from 4-6 p.m.
After reading through 40
years of diary entries and
coming to terms with painful
memories related to her adop-
tion, Pinkerton embraces her
past and shares candid, per-
sonal stories in The Goodbye
Baby Her raw, honest
account sheds light on the
anger, pain and feelings of
inadequacy that often result
rom an unstable childhood
and provides insight to others
dealing with the wounds of
At the signing Pinkerton
will also hold mini workshops
on joulnaling and how to write
your own memoir. For infor-
mation, visit www.adoptionsto-
ry.us. Contact The Book Loft
at 261-8991.
* *
The Men's Newcomers
ClUb of Amelia Island will
hold its lunch-meeting on
Nov. 15 at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club at 11:30
a.m. News-LeaderEditor :';.
vliqhael Pamell will address..::
ti ',Jevws-Leader'sfuture
plans considering the many
competitive ways news is dis-
tributed today and discuss
what he sees as the major.
functions of the newspaper in
its relationship with Fernan-
dinE Beach and Nassau
Ticketsare $15 by Nov. 10
and $17,at the door. For
reservations, call Bob
Wesche, 310-9055. All men,
whether new to the area or -
longtime residents, are wel-
come to attend and join the
club. Visit www.mensnew-

The Book Loft invites the
community to meet Joy
Bateman, author and illus-
trator of The Art of Di/n7g on
Amelia /s/anod to celebrate,
the release of her latest edi-

tion to The Art of Dining
series. 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
Sthe store, 214 Centre St. Call.

'Jacksonville Automotive
Muscle presents "Jam! Fest
2012 Car and Truck Show"
from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17
at Rick Keffer Dodge/Chrys-
ler/Jeep on A1A in Yulee.
Open to all makes and mod-
els, the show will support
Homes for Our Troops. Regi-
stration 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 and
giveaways Trophy classes
include Best in Show, Peo-.
pie's Choice, Kid's Choice,
STop 20 Cars, first; second and
third place cars and trucks/
SUVs. For information go to
www.jamcarclub. com.
* *
The Amelia Island
Chapter National Society
Daughter of the American
Revolution will honor the
nation's veterans at their
Nov. 21 meeting with guest
speaker, Retired Admiral
Gene Kendall at the Golf
Club of Amelia at 10:30 a.m.
All members of NSDAR and
prospective members are
invited. RSVP by Nov. 16 by
contacting Amy Schnell at
556-3486 or amyschnell-
dar@gmail.com. Luncheons
are $17 per person.
* ,
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
hold meet Nov. 27'at the
Community Room of the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department, 1525 Lime St.
The program will be the annu-.
al "Ancestor Road Show,"
sharing family stories, artifacts
and other treasures with-the
group. In addition the mem-
bership.will vote on 2012 offi-
cers. Public welcome.

Learn from the best, try
new techniques and make
new friends- it's all part of
the new cooking series at
-the Salt Cooking Schoobl:.6
. 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
and reservations.
This month Ballroom
Dance Amelia will teach the
cha cha for the Tuesday
6:30 p.m. class. All levels
welcome. Fee is 15$ per cou-
ple/$10 per person: Classes
are held at Kinderstudios on
Island Walk Way, with private
lessons by appointment.
Contact Aimee Marshall at
com or (617) 312-1932.


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hold open auditions on Nov.
10 at 10:20 a.m. for "Ballad
of King Windowglass," a
Monty Python-like spoof of
the "Good King Winceslas"-
carol. Needed are 9 men and
women, ages 17-plus, actors
and/or carolers Performance
dates are Dec. 8, 9 (matinee),
14,15 and 16 (matinee).
Rehearsals are twice a week
beginning Nov. 14. No rehear-
sals Thanksgiving weekend.
Stage crew also needed. For
information contact Kate at fit-
play@ peoplepc.com.
* *0
Auditions for "Red," a
Tony Award-winning play
by John Logan, a searing
portrait of an artist's ambi-
tion and vulnerability as he
tries to create a definitive
work for an extraordinary
setting, will be held Nov. 8
at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 10 at
11 a.m. at Fernandina Little

OPEN Continuedfrom 1B
from Sonoma, Calif., a cardiologist
from San Antonio, Texas, a maitre d' of
the French Consulate in New York and
even a coroner from Ohio, said Boets,
who noted he has always enjoyed bridg-
ing cultures.
"Probably it has to do with the fact that
I grew up in Belgium, a tiny country," he
said. "My mother was from Holland, so
we crossed borders almost every other
weekend. And during summer at the
beach in Belgium which is only 40 miles
long we'd walk over the beach to
France. Then I lived in Jamaica for six
years, then Miami for 16, the South of
France for six, three in North Carolina,
and three right here. I discovered a long
time ago that this game is the perfect ice-
breaker. Folks who.never met before will
be high-fiving 10 minutes later!"
The public is welcome all weekend,
free of charge, to watch and try out the
game around the'tournament grounds.
Equipment will be made available by
Petanque America, with players of the
Amelia Island Boules Club eager to teach.
The champions also will hold clinics and
demonstrations today, with proceeds
going to Communities In Schools of
Nassau County.

Theatre, 1014 Beech St.
Needed are two men, ages
Rehearsals begin late
November, one to two times a
week; no rehearsals
Thanksgiving weekend; and
in January, three times a
week. Stage crew also need-
ed. Bring your calendar to jot
down any conflicts. For infor-
mation contact Amelia at fit-
play@ peoplepc.com.

The "Phantom" runs
through Nov. 25 at Alhambra
Theater and Dining. Tickets
range from $38 to $53 for ..
adults and are $35 for'chil-
dren and include dinner, show
arid parking. Call the box
office at (904) 641-1212 or at


One ticket, four pubs, a


The Nassau Community Band is tuning up for the holi-
day season. If this time of year makes you tiink about play-
ing your instrument, join the weekly rehearsals at 6 p m
Thursday in the Yulee Middle School band room.
Musicians of all ages and skill levels practice carols, clas-
sics and other seasonal favorites In addition to woodwinds
and brass they need folks who can shake a sleigh bell, roll
on a cymbal and make Ihe chimes sing IEmail intol@nas-
saucommunilyband com or ike them crn Fac-ebc'ok
The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub & Eats 31,3 Centre St features
Gary Ross in the piano bar every Monday at 7 p m.. John
Springer every Thursday and Saturday at 6 30: pm live
entertainment nightly Call 432-7086 Join them ion
Facebook at courtyardpubandears
Davids Restaurant & Lounge
Grammy-nominated Aaron Bing performs live on alto
saxophone at David s Restaurant and Lounge, e02 Ash S .
Wednesdays-Saturdays from 6-10 p m Call 310-6049
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern. 10 N Second Sr Carrie Nation & The
Speakeasy tonight, Col Bruce Hampton. Rel Nov 10
Spade McQuade Nov 15, Flannel Church with Duane
Trucks Nov 16 Call 277-8010
Florida House Inn .
'Open Mike Night" is each Thursday from 7 30-10 20
p m in the Mermaid Bar hosted by local musician Terry
Smith No cover charge Call Smitrh at 1904)1412-7665
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar. 2045 S Fletcher Ave Visit
Hammerhead on Facebook Conlacl,Bill Childers at
bill i@hepala.cesaloon comn
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes, Johnny
Robinson. Scotn Giddons and Sam Hamilton plays each
Thursday night'at The Rnz-Carhlon Amelia Island Dress is
casual For information call Holmes at 556-6772
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318 Centre St.. tree trivia
Monday s at 7 30 pm wine lasting the third Tuesday at
6.30 p.m., with 10 wines for $10 along with cheese and
crackers and entertainment dart tournament Tuesdays at
7.30 p m Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7 30-11 30 p.m : the
Davis Turner Band Thursday 8-30 p m -midnight and Friday
and Saturday 8:30 p mn -12.30 a m Call 261-1000 Visit
www.okanes corn
Palace Saloon
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: live bands Fridays and Saturdays;
NFL Sunday Ticket. Buck Smith Project 9 p m Sundays
Call Bill Childers at 491-3332 or e-mail bill@thepalacesa-
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach. 2910 Atlantic Ave..
Rocco Blu Band on stage 7-11 p m Fridays live music out-
side 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 Sundays. Frankie's Jazzy Jams 7-11
p.m Tuesdays The Macys 6-9 p m Wednesdays, and line
dancing 6-9 p m Thursdays, with lessons stanmng at 6 p m
Visit www sandybottomsamella corn
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill. 1998 S Fletcher Ave, live music in
the tiki bar 6-10 pm every night and 1-5 p.m Saturdays
and Sundays, reggae Wednesdays with Pili Pili: The Macy's
in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p m trivia
Thursday at 7 30 p.m and shag dancing Sundays 4-7
p m.; music nightly 9 p m.-1 a m in the Breakers Lounge
Call 277-6652 Visit www slidersseaside com Join Sliders
on Facebook and Twitter

At the tournament site enjoy a variety
of food and a beer and wine bar, and live
music from around the world. New this '
year is a market place to replicate the vil-
lage atmosphere that goes hand in hand
with the game. To complement the
French experience, Ricard pastis, the
anise-flavored drink so typical of the
South of France, will be available on-site,
as well as at bars and restaurants down-
'Three years ago, hardly anyone on
the island had ever heard of the game.
Now 14 local teams are training and all
set to compete against the visitors. That's
exactly what I was hoping for when I first
saw the downtown waterfront: boats,
breeze, sunshine and a huge open space.
The perfect spot to play petanque!" said
'The game has rapidly become very
popular on the island year-round. The
local club recently passed the 100-mem-
ber mark, making it the fastest growing
club in the country. Without the valuable
help of the club members and the support
of the city of Fernandina Beach, it would
have been impossible to organize an
event of this size," Boets added.
For information visit www.petanque-
america-open.net, call 491-1190 or 800-
682-2557, or email

SING Continued from 1B
the tone quality of the
Viennese pianos but often
heaped abuse on them due to
the relative weakness of their
construction. His playing was
like no one had ever heard
before with a strength and
vitality that anticipated the
style of Franz Liszt.
In 1817, Beethoven was
eivdn a gift of a Broadwood
piariu by the London manufac-
urn-,i Its case was mahogany
and "was simply and tastefully
d.-siined." Its appearance
\i-% "i,- solidity and strength
..nibined with grace." He
highlN revered this instru-
ment and kept it until the end
(i hii- life. One can only imag-
inI. how he wbuld have played
ulne .if o)ur modern 9-foot
grind pianos.
B.-e'-thven is thought of as
,ine -.if the first professional
rmu- icians who, because of the
financial support of patrons,
,.a, able to live as a freelance
cu Oposer. His life was often
ii agici in that he suffered from
u n I suited love and deafness.
In 1-m i, he visited the Vienna
-'1 bi b of Heiligenstadt to
-, ..k a cure and wrote a letter,
Il- Heiligenstadt Testament,
iu hi brothers to be read after
his death. In it he expressed
11I- agony over the worsening
:,ondiiion of his deafness and
hi- inability to interact with
irlthe s socially due to his ail-
nment He considered taking
hi- own life and wrote the fol-
l*m ing. "It was only my art
that held me back. Ahl, it
seemed to me impossible to
leave the world until I had
bi ought forth all that I felt was
within me. So I endured the
v\.Tet hed existence."
He did use his time wisely
in Hiiligenstadt, however, by
beginning and almost com-
ple;rig his Symphopy #3, the
'Ei oica." As a composer, he
v.1i e in every genre and his
lati si ring quartets anticipate
[hose of late 19th century
c Ilw\.ays doing things different-
ly ti om other composers.
In this concert, we are
focusing on his choral
achievements. The Mass in C
Majoi. Op. 86, was completed
;n September of 1807, He had
be-en called upon by Prince
Nikolaus Esterhazy II to write
a mass to commemorate the
name day of his wife, Marie
\on Liechtenstein. Haydn had
per tfrmed this task for years
bnt \a s unable to compose
du,r tI Ihis failing health. As
Beethoven had never written
a mas-s. he procrastinated and
bai l. had the work ready for
the premiere. One of the prob-
lems was that the choral mas-
rer and the choir did not want
to work with a "hearing
impaired" conductor. Based
on what I have read, the pre-
mi ii e was a disaster and
Beethoven was publicly
humiliated by the comments
,o the prince asking, "My dear
Beethoven, what is it you have
done here?" At a later time the
prince referred to the mass as
"unbearably ridiculous and
detestable." Beethoven
refused to dedicate the mass
to the prince and instead gave
that honor to Prince
Ferdinand Kinsky. He did not
write another mass until the
Missa Solemnis many years
Beethoven did not employ
solo arias in his work as was
the custom in Haydn's mass-

wealth of historical information
about downtown Femandina
and a good time for all. Join
the Amelia Island Museum
of History Thursdays at
5:30 p.m. to tour four of the
town's most popular, notori-
ous or otherwise historic
pubs and bars. One ticket
will get you one drink at each
establishment and an earful of

About petanque:
P6tanque originated in Provence,
France, in the early 1900's as a simpli-
fied version of an older outdoor bowl-
ing game
The aim is to toss or roll a number
of hollow metal balls ("boules"j as '
close as possible 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. No
special skill is required seniors can
play with children and the equipment
Is inexpensive The game Is simple
fun and relaxing yet competitive, and a
perfect way to make new tnends.
Over the past 20 years its populari-
ty has grown worldwide, with national
leagues in 95 countries.
Petanque America was founded in
1991 to promote petanque in the U.S.
and to provide players with Equipment
at affordable prices They organize
p6tanque demonstrations and tourna-
ments and assist parks & recreation
departments, landscape designers,.
schools, resorts and any other organi-
zation interested in the game. For
information visit www.petanqua-

es, but he did write in a solo
quartet to add color and
dynamic contrasts to his
music. The solo quartet for
our concert consists of Lisa
Flick, soprano; Deborah
Watford, alto; Hansford Joiner,
tenor; and Scott Tinman, bass.
The Choral Fantasy in C
minor, Op. 80 was first per-
formed on Dec. 22, 1808 at the
Theatre an der Wien, the
same theater that witnessed
the premiere of Mozart's
Magic Flute. Again Beethoven
procrastinated and the ink
was still wet on the manu-
script when the musicians
showed up to rehearse. The
performance was somewhat
of a mess as there was confu-
sion as to what Beethoven
wanted. The principal theme,
"Seufzer eines Ungeliebten
und Gegenliebe," translated
as the "sigh of an unloved
one," was extracted from an
earlier work from 1792. The
work is in three movements
and there is nothing else like
it in the repertoire. Again,
Beethoven was doing a new
thing. The first movement,
which Beethoven improvised
at the premiere, is quite virtu-
osic for solo piano and will be
performed by our accompa-
nist, Deidre Singleton. The
second movement incotpo-
rates chamber music with the
piano playing with various
instrumental groups in a
theme and variations setting.
The final movement is choral
and features a sextet made up
of Diana Twiggs, soprano I;
Ginger Lindberg, soprano II;
Mary Burchard Pikula, alto;
Hansford Jpiner, tenor;
Spence Turner, baritone; and.
Bob Ehrman, bass. This work
is.considered the forerunner
of the "Ode to Joy." It is truly
an incredible piece of music,
totally unique and totally
The above-mentioned con-
cert was a benefit.and
Beethoveh composed the
Choral Fantasy at the last
minute as a grand finale. The
program consisted of the fol-
lowing works: the Fifth and
Sixth Symphonies, the Fourth
Piano Concerto, portions of
the Mass in C Major, an aria
from Ah! Perfido, and.the
Choral Fantasy. It lasted about
four hours and there was no
heat in the theater. No one
knows whether or not any
money was collected. Can ypu
imagine art audience of today
sitting for four hours? The
Choral Fantasy was first pub-
lished in 1811 and dedicated
to "His Majesty Maximillian
Joseph, King of Bavaria."
We invite'you to come and
enjoy a different presentation
of these works. We do know
what Beethoven intended and
we do appreciate the genius
behind the music. We also
promise to have heat in the
building and it certainly won't
be a four-hour concert.
Tickets are $15 for adults and
all students, K-college, will be
Admitted free. They may be
purchased at the door, at the
Welcome Center in
Fernandina, the Chamber of
Commerce or from any
Dr Jane Lindberg is the
music director of the Island
Chamber Singers. She holds a
' master of ine arts in music his-
tory from the University of
.Florida and a doctor of music
arts in music composition from
the University of South

colorful tales about the places
you visit as.well as those you
see along your way. Tickets
are $25 per person (must be
21, must show ID); tour
begins at the historic train
depot in downtown Fernan-
dina Beach. Reservations
required. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext.105 or

FRI DAY, NOVI.MlBER 9. 2012/News-Leader


Tour guides, bathrooms and reaching for something more

Panic struck as she tried
the knob again. Nothing.
Something was wrong. This
couldn't be happening, she
told herself. The woman hated
cramped spaces. The idea of
being stuck in one was terrify-
ing. The more she struggled,
the worse things got. Fear
filled the entire stall until final-
ly she exploded. Everyone
heard her cry To her relief,
though still trapped, at least
now she knew her tour group
would not be leaving without
S On the few occasions when
I've taken tours, I've always
wondered what being a tour
guide must be like. On my
recent trip. I think I figured it
out. It's a lot like pastoring. As



I watched
our guide do
his best to
date all the
needs of our
group, while
focusing us
ULPIT on where we
were, and
NOTES why it mat-
..... tered, I
thanked God
Pastor that our
b Goyette guide was in
charge and

not me.
Don'tget me wrong; I love
pastoring. It was jList nice tak-
ing a break and watching
someone else for a while. That

said, I will tell you, I did try to
be one of our guide's better
When I happened to hear
his story of the woman that
got stuck in the bathroom, I
had to chuckle. No doubt,
through the incident, he learn-
ed a few lessons. If I had to
guess what those lessons
might be, I'd say this. Loving
people wherever you find
them, and choosing to laugh
instead of complain, makes the
tour better for everyone invol-
ved. Somehow, that seems like
good advice for us all.
If our guide hadn't got on
the floor, squeezed under the
door and unlocked it for her,
there's no telling what the
poor woman might have done.

When he learned that she
belonged to another tour
group, his momentary frustra-
lion level rose to an entirely
new level. No doubt, his will-
ingness to slide his Italian
clothes across a bathroom
floor was because he thought
she was one of his.
When he found out she
wasn't, it really didn't matter.
They both were in the same
place wanting the same thing
- to get out and get on with
life. The message I got from
the whole thing was pretty
When it comes to helping
people, our lens needs to be a
lot wider than only our particu-
lar group. Whether were talk-
ing about our church affilia-

tion, social or economic status,
political party, ethnic group or
nationality, the bottom line is
this: God loves people, no mat-
ter where they are and no mat-
ter what group they belong to.
His heart is especially toward
those who are stuck.
Yes, I know that as individ-
uals, it's impossible for us to
help everyone on our own, but
each of us does have a certain
reach. The question is, are we
willing to stoop down for oth-
ers, risk getting dirty and
meet them where they are?
Without question, that's what
Jesus did for us all.
With the elections just
behind us, and a tendency for
various groups to be more
polarized than ever, I've decid-

ed to put my eyes on a king-
dom that operates on a higher
set of laws. Laws that were
here before any of us and that
will continue for all eternity.
By them, all things were creat-
ed and by them, we all can be
"In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with
God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the begin-
ning with God. All things were
made by Him; and without
Him was not anything made
that was made. In Him was
life, and the life was the light
of men." (John 1:1-4)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach


Diaper collection
During tl i. in l Ii of November
and December, St. Peter's Episcopal
Church is designated as a collection
place for disposable diapers to be
donated to Micah's Place. All dona-
tions can be placed in the large "gift
wrapped" boxes in the back of the
church and in the church office,
both located at 801 Atlantic Ave. For
information call 261-4293 or
The Rev. Dr. Tony Erby will lead
"A Night of Worship: Let the
Arise," at 7:30
p.m. tonightat
The River of .Ci
Praise Worship ,

Saint Mark
Drive in Yulee,
where the Rev.
Iarry Osburn
serves as pastor.
Erby, senior
associate pastor of Christian
Education and Congregational Care
at Kenneth Copeland Ministries
headquartered in the Dallas-Fort
Worth area, will use his gifts in
music ministry and teaching to pro-
mote, inspire and cultivate love for
the local church. The worship expe-
rience is presented and sponsored
by mljait Youi- World Chdi ih, Inc.,
th6 Rev. KaIlvifi Ti..i,.,s n, p: ,i l t .
All people who want to experience
God an'd who have an expectation to
access and activate the anointing of
God are encouraged to attend.
Admission is free.
Erby, who also provides support
to the music department of Kenneth
Copeland Ministries, is a graduate of
Rhema Bible Training Center and
holds a doctorate degree in psychol-
ogy, with a specialty in treating chil-
dren and adolescents, from LaSalle
University. He will follow the wor-
ship service with a Music Ministry
Workshop at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at First
Coast Inn & Suites, formerly
Country Inn & Suites, 462577 SR 200
(A1A), Yulee (behind Burger King).
His wife, Beverly Erby, will minister
to the wives of clergymen at 1 p.m.

during a "Ministers' Wives
Roundtable," also convening at First
Coast Inn & Suites. These events are
free, but organizers recommend
reserving your seat for Saturday. Call
261-9072 for reservations and infor-

New Vision Congregational
Church, UCC will host a workshop
to explore journaling and creative
writing 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 experience
Workshop leaders are Janet
Streit, a Reiki Master avid about the
use of journaling in her own growth,
and Mary Kendrick Moore, the pas-
tor of New Vision who utilizes cre-
ative writing approaches as she
weaves together stories in the midst
of sermons, in her own writing and
in communicating with others.
The workshop will be held at the
church, 96072 Chester Road in,
Yulee. Bring a brown bag lunch.
Drinks and dessert will be provided.
The cost is $10. For information con-
tact Moore at (904) 238-1822.

Women warriors
Women Warriors of God will hold
a Spiritual Warfare Conference on
Nov. 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at The
Cailenterir' House', 850987 US 17
' N i'rtt in'Yul e. 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 infor-
nation, see them on Facebook.

Harvest Day
Friendship Baptist Church will
celebrate Harvest Day at 4 p.m. Nov.
11. The speaker will be the Rev. C.J.
Brown. For information contact
Bernice Walker at 225-5627.

Free concert
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
honor 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.

Dialogue sermons
During the Sunday sermons in
SNovember, the pastor at New Vision
SCongregational UCC won't be
behind a pulpit and won't be the only
one speaking. A dialogue sermon
series will feature guests from the
community as New Vision highlights
concepts from its vision statement
and explores how toembrace them
amid genuine concerns the commu-
nity faces. The dialogues will invite
congregational participation and
explore the needs of those whose
souls are broken from the demands

of war, from the oppression of dis-
crimination and from poverty.
In correlation with the celebra-
tion of Veterans Day Nov. 11, Dr.
Theresa Sparks will join the first of
the dialogue series. Sparks is a staff
clinical psychologist at the St. Marys
VA Community Based Outpatient
Clinic and works with the complex
personal and family issues experi-
enced by veterans returning from
active duty.
The service Sunday also will fea-
ture a jazz ensemble of Pegge
Ealum, flute; Larry Nader, bass; Rick
Kirkland, drums; Jane Lindberg,
piano; and Leslie McLaughlin, guest
vocalist. Worship will embrace and
celebrate the rhythm of the jazz tra-
dition ad congregants explore music
made popular'during times that the
country was at war, in honor of
Veterans Day.
New Vision Worships each
Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96072 Chester
Road in Yulee. Visit www.NewVision
CongregationalChurch.org, find
them on Facebook or contact the
Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore at (904),

East Nassau Ministerial Associa-
tion ecumenical Thanksgiving serv-
ice will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13
at 7 p.m. at Memorial United
Methodist Church, 601 Centre St

Holiday Bazaar
'The Council of Catholic Womenr
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. Call 261-3472.

Unity Church
'Unity of Fernandina Beach, 910
14th St, announces that the Rev.
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 information.

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.

No Room atthe 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. Dona-
tions will be made to the Homeless
Coalition in Nassau County.
Supplies needed
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
a.m.-4 p.m.

Fathltnk Encounters
Faithlink Encounters, A Biblical
View of Current Events, are weekly
open discussions about what is tak-
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
Memorial's group). For information
contact Pastor Hollie at hollie@mam-
conline.com. All are welcome.

Celebrate covey
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 mem-
bers who are dealing with addic-
tidns, compulsionspast hurts and
destructive behaviors. Call 261-3617.

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


A Congregation of the Presbyterlan Church in
America Devoted to Christ to the Fellowship &
to the GrFat 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)


Traditional FamilyWorship....... 830am & 1 am
ContemporaryWorship .9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Sunday School forall ages...... 9:45Em & 1 lm
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May)..... 5.15pmn-30pm

Down ow Fenandna eac

In the Heart of Fernandina
9 N. 6'" Street.
Dr. Wain Wesberry
Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
S Nursery *Children
S Youth Adults

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
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
Comer of Bucc.ner Tr. & Gerbnmg Road, Femaninam Bch
For More Information Call: 261-9527

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 A1A at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
SaturdayVigil Mass -4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm- Spanish Mass
Saturday 4pm Mass at Yulee Unied Methodist Church
SSunday Masses Oct-April 8 am 9:30 am
11am -12:30 pm
Daily Mass 8:30 am Mon, Wed,Thurs i Fri.
6 pm- Tues
Holy Day Masses lgil 6 pm: Holy Day. 8:30 am, 6 pm
Confessions; Saturday 3 pm- 3:45 pm or by appi
rahepolnieiNomiBer s -.
Parish Ofice: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-2TI77-6566

New Vision
Church, UCC
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Innovative Style, Contemporacy Music,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
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Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM

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

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
SundavN ,E AMembers Class 9 am.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning IWorhip 10l30 am. every Sunday
IH'ednesday ,Von-day Prayer
Iti',dneday Mid-week SenreSi 7-9 p.m.fAintrties:
Bus & 'an, Couples, Single., bYuth

S thebridge
lamtil worship center

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


(ma dalre/AlWJS Wedxmel
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes ForAllIAge
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West 902216128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225.0809

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

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Van Power
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
Nursery Provided

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
7:30 a.m. Service
9:00 a.m. Service
11:00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE 2nd Sunday

Community Baptist
85326 Winona Bayview Road
Yulee, FL
Bro. Hartford Peoples, 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
"Serring the Lord With Gladness"

t La Tierra Prometida
(The Promise Land)
ispyanic Ministry

Sunday-11:00 am English
7:00 pm Spanish
Wednesday-7:00 pm Spanish
& English
416 Alachua Street
(904) 349-2595

Worship this week

at the place

of your choice

FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 9,2012 News-Leader



Peck Head Start
Peck Head Start of Fernan-
dina Beach/Yulee is currently
enrolling children ages 3-5 years
old. For more information con-
tact Krishna Lopez at 491-3631 or
491-3630. Spanish available.
The Fernandina Beach High
School Teens for Change group
will host a carwash on Nov. 10 at
the Journey Church parking lot.
Cost is $5 per car, $4 for military
personnel, active and veterans.
Proceeds will support FBHS
Teens for Change.
Pancake breakfast
Future Business Leaders of
America and the Yulee High
School Hornet Step Masters will
host a pancake breakfast fund-
raiser at Murray's Grille on Nov.
10 from 7 9 a.m. The Step
Masters will perform periodically
throughout the breakfast. Tick-
ets are $6 and include pancakes,
scrambled eggs, bacon, and
orange juice, coffee, tea or soda.
Nassau County Teen Court
will be held Nov. 13 and 20 at 6
p.m. at the Nassau County
Judicial Annex in Yulee. The
court has a full caseload of three
cases each night and needs stu-
dent volunteers to be on the jury
of peers to help give offenders
fair sentences.
Participants receive 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 coming, so ask them before
attending. For information con-
tact Teen Court Coordinator
Charles Griffin at 548-5611.
The Miss Nassau County/
North Florida/Florida Sunshine
pageant is Dec 1. Miss ages are
seniors in high school up to 24
and teens ages 13 to a junior in
high school. Organizers are also
looking for Sunshine State Prin-
cess and Princesses ages 5-12.
Message Starr Jordan
Mariano at hoshil23@aol.com
for paperwork, which is due Nov
15. Winners with go to the Miss
Florida Pageant. Three "Miss"
titles will be given away and five
"Teen" titles.'
Literacy Family Day
The Cummer Museum of Art
& Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, presents Words of
Art A Children's Book Fair &
Literacy Family Day on Nov. 17
from noon to 4 p.m.
Meet your favorite Jackson-
ville authors and illustrators
while shopping for storybooks,
picture books and graphic nov-
els. Take part in a scavenger
hunt, a studio art project, gallery
tours and Make Art Now! This
annual event will also feature
hourly celebrity readings, music
by Ajamu Mutima and a theatri-
cal presentation of Emma's
House of Sound.
Participating authors and
illustrators are: Angela Atkins,
Ann Bonwill, Mims Cushing,
Kathleen C. Dautel, Gigi Morales
David, Cynthia L Enuton, Eileen
Erikson, M.C. Finotti, Paul
Hayden, M.J. Hayes, Lou
Hughes, Sandra Michelle
Kessler, Laurie Allen Klein,
Rudell Kopp, D.E. Madzel, Mary
Ann Miller, Nancy H. Murray,
Maril Onnen, Petie Pickette, TL.
Randall, Frank Remkiewicz, Jim
Rooker, Barbara Hageman
Sarvis, Barbara G. Spurlin, Elle
Thornton, Diane Till, June
Weltman and Jane R. Wood.
Admission is free. For infor-
mation call The Cummer Store at
(904) 899-6035.
Florida Chief Financial
Officer Jeff Atwater has announ-
ced the Florida Students Save
Essay Contest that will award
hundreds of dollars to Florida
students who present the best
research and planning in
response to scenarios that reflect
short- and long-term financial
The Department of Financial
Services, which CFO Atwater
oversees, is sponsoring the con-
test in partnership with Florida
Master Money Mentors, The
James Madison Institute and the
Florida Council on Economic

Students enrolled in grades 9-
12 of a Florida educational pro-
gram (public, private, charter,
virtual or homeschool) for the
2012-13 school year can submit
an essay of up to 1,200 words
online at www.MyFloridaCFO.
com/YMM for a chance to win a
monetary prize. Three winners
will be chosen from each of five
regions across Florida: North-
west Florida, Jacksonville, Orlan-
do, Tampa and South Florida.

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iI L &, 1 ;Interact Club serves others
e This year's Fernandina Beach High School Interact
Club boasts some 30 students who will undertake a vari-
ety of local and international charitable projects. Each
- -.i.. . year Interact participates in Project Christmas Child.
S.. Club members fill shoe boxes with candy, small toys and
other items to be delivered to kids around the world who
`" f.. ... wewould not otherwise receive anything for Christmas.
They also host an annual carnival that provides a day of
Sfun with games and prizes for kids in our community.
. 'The free event, held in Fernandina's Central Park each
Spring, is manned by Interact members who also create
and construct all of the games. This year, the club will
also undertake anew endeavor the Purple Pinkie proj-
ect sponsored by Rotary and designed to raise at least
$200 to provide 200 polio vaccinations in countries
where the disease still cripples and kills many children.
Each time a child is vaccinated in these countries, their
Singer is dipped in a purple topical solution, temporarily
marking them to prevent double dosing. Thus the name
"Purple Pinkie." All of Interact's fundraising efforts go
to support the club's many projects.
Interact Clubs throughout the U.S. are sponsored by
'local Rotary Clubs and empower young people to serve
locally and internationally with their Rotary sponsors.
1 Founded in Melbourne in 1962, Interact celebrated its
50th anniversary on Monday. The FBHS Interact Club
has been sponsored by the Fernandina Beach Rotary
Club since its inception 47 years ago.

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Support for Cheyenne
Southside Elementary held a
special assembly Oct. 26 to
celebrate the culmination of
its Pennies for Patients
annual fundraiser. This year
it was held in honor of
Cheyenne Mixon, below right
and left, a six-year-old stu-
dent from Laurye Ray's first-
grade class who has
Leukemia and is currently
undergoing treatment. A
number of activities have
been held around the school
to support her, including Hat
Day on Oct. 26 in support of
Cheyenne losing her hair to
treatment and wearing a hat
to school most days. The big
surprise at the assembly was
the announcement that an
anonymous donor had
matched the school goal of
$1,000 with a check in the
same amount for Cheyenne
and her family. A letter from
the donor stated that the gift
was due to Cheyenne being a
hero in her fight with.. *'" a
leukemia and specified that'"-
a portion of the money be
spent on something of
Cheyenne's choosing a trip
or a special item that she
has always wanted.
Cheyenne's mother, father,
older brother and grand-
mother attended the event.

St Michael activities
On Nov. 1, the children of St. Michael Academy celebrated All
Saints' Day. Students in grades three and four dressed as saints,
above left, and lined the walks in the Fernandez Reserve. As stu-
dents of St. Michael Academy and parents visited each one, the chil-
dren shared, in first person, the facts they had learned about their
saint. Above right, Sarah von Mohr stands ready to share her story
as St. Therese of liseaux.
SWAT team members from St. Michael Academy set up a visual
display to greet students as they arrived at school on Oct. 30, right.
A total of 88 shoes were placed on the lawn to represent the 88 peo-
ple that die in Florida each day from tobacco related illnesses. SWAT
(Students Working Against Tobacco) is Florida's statewide youth
organization working to mobilize, educate, and equip Florida youth
to revolt against and de-glamorize "Big Tobacco."


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Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc.,
announces its Holiday Poinsettias
fundraiser. Plants are $10, with a por-
tion of the proceeds going to support
KNB's beautification and education
projects. The poinsettias are florist
quality plants in 6 1/2-inch contain-
ers. Order until Nov. 21. Colors
include red, pink, white, marble
(pink with white), and jingle bells
(red with white).
Orders will be available for pick-
up early in December. To place an
order, phone the Keep Nassau
Beautiful office at 261-0165 or 1-800-
Annual parade
The 10th Annual Christmas
Parade will be Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. with
the theme "A Christmas Night of
Music and Lights." Applications may
be picked up at the Northeast
Florida Community Action Agency
office, 1303 Jasmine St., Suite 100.
For an email application contact
Vernetta Spaulding, 261-0801, ext.
202,'or John Gilbert Sr., 624-5383. All
entries welcome. Anyone interested
in helping with the parade commit-
tee, contact Louryne Spaulding at
583-3085 or LSpaul966947@
The Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary will hold a holiday
bazaar from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. today in
the board room off the main lobby of
the hospital, 1250 South 18th St., fea-
turing 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. Proceeds will benefit
auxiliary projects for the hospital.
Call 321-3818.
The AIA Arts and Crafts Fair has
scheduled four bi-monthly events for
the remainder of the year: Nov. 11
and 25 and Dec. 9 and 23 at the Deer
Walk Plaza on AIA, from 1-5 p.m.
each Sunday, featuring artists and
crafters from all over Nassau County.'
Findbargains in arts and crafts for
special holiday gifts.
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. Call 261-3472.
The ACT Guild has planned a
number of sparkling events this sea-
son, 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 com-
plex to better understand the cre-
ation of live theater.
Cookie tour
The Amelia Island Bed &
Breakfast Association will present its
annual Holiday Cookie Tour on 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, with 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
available per inn) are $150 and
include one mid-week stay, two tour
tickets and Sunshine Morning, the
association cookbook. A portion of
ticket sales will benefit Micah's
Place. Visit www.ameliaislandinns.
com or call 277-2328.

On Nov. 21, the gingerbread
pirate ship, S.S. Amelia, docks in the
lobby of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. Made from more than 1,200
pounds of sugar and 3,000 eggs, the
S.S. Amelia serves as a festive back-
drop for countless holiday memories.
The ship departs on Dec. 28. View-
ing 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 holiday music and refresh-
ments. The festivities conclude with
Santa's arrival and a fireworks dis-
play. Visit www.ritzcarlton.com/
From 5-8 p.m. Nov. 23, The Shops
at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation
will offer fun for the entire family.
Benefiting Take Stock in Children,
the celebration features the lighting
of a 34-foot Christmas tree, holiday

stilt walker, Santa visit (starting at 6
p.m.), train rides, crafts, holiday
treats and more. Visit www.omni-
Pajama Party
The annual Pajama Party Sale &
Contest will be held on "Black
Friday," Nov. 23, from 8-11 a.m. in
downtown Fernandina Beach as
shoppers dressed in pajamas enjoy
special and discounts along with
fresh juice, coffee and.pastries.
Photos of folks in their finest holiday
sleepwear will be taken and prizes
awarded for "Best Dressed" (group
and individual) and "Most
Outrageous." Visit www.downtown-
Tree lighting
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 chocolate and
other delights, plus Pirates will assist
with toasting marshmallows. 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 pictures 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:ameliaisland.
com. Hosted by the city of
Fernandina Beach.
Christmas classic
Amelia Community Theatre pres-
ents "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 holi-
day classic for the entire family about
George Bailey who, with the help of
an angel, discovers what the world
would be like if he had never been
Performances will be Nov. 29-30
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
Beach. Tickets are $20 adult, $10 stu-
dent and available online at
or through the box office at 261-
6749, open Thursday-Saturday from
11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 90 minutes before
Downtown merchants
The Historic Fernandina
Business Association is sponsoring a
number of holiday events. The
Sounds of Christmas is Nov. 29.
Carolers dressed in period clothing
will fill the air with the sights and
sounds of a Victorian Christmas.
Sweet Treats is Dec. 6. Enjoy snacks
while looking for that present that is
sure to please.'Dec. 13 is
Gentlemen's Night on the Town.
Shops will have refreshments and
assistance available for picking out
the perfect gift. Dec. 20 is Desperate
Discounts, for last-minute shoppers.
Home tour
The sixth annual Amelia Island
Museum of History Holiday Home
Tour is Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Tickets
are $25 in advance and $30 on tour
days. Five private homes dating back
to the Victorian era will be open to
the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Both days, dressed in their holiday
finery by professional decorators and
Tour tickets are available at the
museum, 233 S. Third St.; the
Visitor's 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 Centre St. Online visit
ameliahometours.com and click the
"tickets" banner.
For information about the tour,
the holiday luncheon both days at
Joe's 2nd Street Bistro and the new
"Creating Christmas with Brett"
workshops, call 261-7378.
No Room at the 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
Holiday Home Tour. Refreshments
will be served and Christmas music
provided. Admission is free.
Donations will be made to the
Homeless Coalition in Nassau
Christmas Spectacular
First Baptist Church will host an
elegant night of Christmas music
with 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.
First Baptist Church is located at
1600 S. Eighth St. Call 261-3617 or
visit FBFirst.com for information.
Holiday encampment
The Fort Clinch State Park will
hold a Union Holiday Encampment
Dec. 1-2 as volunteers in Civil War-
era costumes decorate the fort for
Christmas. Volunteers place fresh
greenery on the mantle, put up and
decorate a period Christmas tree,

and portray daily life as it was in the
winter 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 stationed at Fort
Clinch. For details call 277-7274, or
visit www.floridastateparks.org/fort-
Parade for Paws
Nassau Humane Society will host
the 13th Annual Parade for Paws on
Dec. 1 at the Old Railroad Depot in
downtown Fernandina Beach. Walk
half a mile along Centre Street,
beginning and
Sending at the
Old Railroad
Depot. Enjoy
C fun activities
S\ before and
S after the
S parade. Late
begins at 10 a.m. and the
parade begins at 11a.m. Registration
fee is $10 per dog. Pre-register
online at www.nassauhumanesoci-
ety.com/events.ht ml, the Second
Chance Store (321-0022), Redbones
Dog Bakery (321-0020), or the NHS
Dog Park (491-1511). Awards
announced immediately after the
Christmas fun
On Dec. 1, Fernandina Beach
Christian Academy will host its first
annual Christmas Extravaganza.
Enjoy local chorus groups singing
Christmas carols, breakfast fiom
Chik-Fil-A and fun activities, includ-
ing visits with Santa and a Santa
Shop where parents and kids can
Christmas shop. The event is at First
Baptist Church on South Eighth
Street from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Callahan Christmas Parade
will be held Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. with the
theme "An Old Fashioned
Christmas" and featuring the
Shriners. In conjunction with the
parade, the chamber is sponsoring
an Arts & Craft Show and food ven-
dors in the VyStar parking lot from 9
a.m.-2 p.m. Parade entry fee is $45.
Food/craft booth fee is $35. Parade
winners and best-decorated business
.winners will be announced following
the parade.
Contact the Greater Nassau
County Chamber of Commerce,
45383 Dixie Ave., Callahan, at (904)
879-1441 or Info@greaternas-
saucounty.com, or visit
Star books & ornaments
Eliza Holliday will lead an Artists:
Books for the Holidays on Dec. 1
from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Art
Education Center, 18 N. Second St.,
featuring Star 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-dimen-
sional stars or "wearable" books. The
larger star form makes a great scrap-
book. Fee is $65, materials included.
Call 556-2517 or 277-4834 to register.
Visit www.letterist.com.
Santa breakfast
A Breakfast with' Santa will be
held Dec 1 from 9-11,a.m. at ACT,
207 Cedar St. Tickets are $20 per
person and include breakfast, a
Christmas show, a visit and photo
with Santa, as well as, silent-auction
opportunities. Every child will
receive a gift from Santa. Tickets can
be purchased on the ACT website at

by selecting the "act store" pag
by contacting Shelia at
actguild@comcast.net, or call
6749 and leave a message. Yoi
will be return to confirm your
ment and reservation.
Amelia Community Theatr
will hold its first annual "Holly
Festival of Trees Gala" on Dec
from 6-9 p.m. at ACT, 207 Cedc
Enjoy a fun evening of delicious
wine, live musical entertainme
a chance to bid on creatively d
ed Christmas trees, wreaths, g
bread houses and other auction
items. Tickets are $70 per per
Reservations can be made onl
going to www.ameliacommuni
atre.org and selecting "act sto:
by contacting Shelia at
actguild@comcast.net, or call
6749 and leave a message. Yoi
will be return to confirm your
ment and reservation. Reserve
deadline is Nov. 17.
Evening in Decembe
The community is invited t
Evening in December on Dec.
9 at 7 p.m. at Amelia Baptist C
in Fernandina Beach.
Pam Helton, minister of mi
has assembled a community c
60 singers and a 15-piece instr
tal ensemble comprising music
from numerous area churches
inspiring program of music an
drama tells the Christmas store
an international flair. Included
selections as diverse as Vivald
"Gloria in Excelsis," Harry
Simeone's haunting arrangem
"Do You Hear What I Hear," R
Shaw's medley of classic Euro
carols, a collection of carols in
Celtic style and the rhythmic
"African Noel."
Assisting Helton with the s
writing and preparation are Sa
Flores and Jaclyn Taylor, who
backgrounds in creative writing
drama. Amy Scott, director of
Nassau Community Band, is p
ing the orchestra.
Admission is free. Please a
early for best seating. Childcar
through age four is available w
reservations. For information
church office 261-9527. The cl
is located at 961167 Buccaneer
where it intersects with South
Fletcher Avenue and First Coa
SHighway at the roundabout. F
information contact Pam Helto
261-9527 or Allen Lennon at 26
:Yulee festival
'The Yulee Holida3 FIc-.i\ al
kick off with the Yulee Holiday
Festival Parade Dec. 8 starting
a.m. The theme this year is "A
Rock'n Christmas," with prizes
awarded in a variety of category
Unique vehicles, marching bar
motorized floats, animal units
marching units are welcome.
Deadline is Dec. 1.
The festival committee also
seeking arts and crafts,vendor
festival Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p
the Yulee Sports Complex on
Goodbread Road. For parade a
vendor applications or inform
contact Connie Daughtry at (9
845-3264 or visit
Senior dinner
Southeastern Bank in Yulee
host its Annual Senior Christm
ner from 5-7 p.m. Dec 8 at the

e.org Carpenter's House on US 17 in
ge or Yulee. Pick up tickets starting Nov. 1
through Dec. 6 at Southeastern Bank
261- in Yulee. Age 60 and up is free; under
ur,call 60 is $5 per ticket. For information
pay- contact the bank at 225-9313.
Toyland concert
Enjoy an evening of music from
e Guild The Martins at the Toyland Concert
at First Baptist Church of
:. 2 Fernandina Beach on Dec. 9 at 6
ar St. p.m.
us food, The Martins are a Christian
ent and music vocal trio composed of three
lecorat- siblings: Joyce Martin Sanders,
ginger- Jonathan Martin and Judy Martin
>n Hess. They have sung with Bill and
son. Gloria Gaither and have recorded
ine by numerous records are currently
itythe- back on the road appearing on The
re" or Gaither Homecoming Series as well
as limited trio appearances promot-
261- ing their latest release, New Day.
ur call The Toyland Concert collects and
pay- distributes toys through Toys for
ation Tots. Admission is fiee, but please
bring an unwrapped toy to add to the
toys collected for this annual event.

7 and
hurch Christmas bazaar
The Our Lady Star of the Sea
music, Ladies Auxiliary will host their annu-
hoir of al Holiday/Christmas Bazaar on Nov.
umen- 10 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Nov. 11
cians from 12:30-2 p.m. at the church, 106
s. This Dillingham St., St. Marys, Ga., fea-
d touring quality handmade items,
y with wreaths, dolls, jellies, preserves,
are ,breads, a quilt raffle and more. For
i's information call (912) 673-9008.

ent of St Marys events
.obert The town of St. Marys, Ga., will
pean. host a variety of holiday events, start-
the ing Nov. 13 with the downtown mer-
chants' Christmas Open House. Nov.
27 is the White Lighting; Dec. 1,
script. Christmas in the Park; Dec. 8,
rah Christmas Tour of Homes and the
have new Tour Our Town; and Dec. 13-16,
ig and the St Marys Christmas Spectacular
the at the Theatre By The Trax. For
nrepar- details call (912) 882-4000 or e-mail
re Light parade
ith The Jacksonville Light Parade will
call the be held Nov. 24 at 7 p.ni. as festively
church decorated vessels of all shapes and
r Trail sizes parade along the St. Johns
River through downtown
ast Jacksonville.
or Boat captains and crews are invit-
on at ed to register for free; however, it is
61- limited to the first 100 vessels. Visit
www.makeascenedowntown.com for
,, registration informa in.. ,.
ilIr Nutcracke ':'"
'will "
y The 21st annual production of
at 10 "The Community Nutcracker Ballet,"
SRetro sponsored by Walgreens, will take
s place at the Florida Theatre on Dec.
ries. 7 at8 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 8
nds, p.m., with proceeds benefiting the
and featured charity, Dreams Come
True,.and PedsCare; We Care
Jacksonville; Pace Center for Girls:
Sis Sanctuary on 8th Street; St. Mary's
s for Episcopal Outreach; Vision is
>.m. at Priceless; Leukemia Society; and
Second Harvest Food Bank.
and With the creative talents of four
ition, artistic directors/choreographers,
)04) Debra Peters'Rankin, Mark Spivak,
DillceAnayaand Beth Marks, over
-holi- 200 local performers will participate
in the production of the holiday clas-
Tickets are on sale through the
e will Florida Theatre. For tickets and
has din- information call (904) 355-2787 or
visit www.floridatheatre.com.

F'or entr3 information contact Cathy Dopson q-, 261 -8473
Parade lines up at 10:30AM, at baseball field on Ash St & I11 Street.
(Line up numbers to be assigned) Parade Starts at 11:00AM.

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Must have 2 years experience,
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201 Help Wanted
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601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE Household items, &
clothing. 86005 Chazz PI. (Lofton
Oaks). Sat. 11/10 only, 9am-4pm. (F)
United Methodist Women at Memorial
United Methodist Church will-have their
Annual Garage Sale Sat. 11/10 8am-
2pm, 4418 Titleist Dr, FB. Proceeds
-used to support charitable missions.
.11/10, 8am-12pm, 2661 Acura Ct,
take Will Hardee to Sterling, follow
YARD SALE Multi-family. Sat. 11/10,
8am-4pm. 893 Diane Dr, Femandina. (F)
11/10, 8am-2pm, 1726 Pheasant Lane,
off Citrona, look for signs. Christmas
decorations, toys, clothes, plants and
much more.
BIG SALE Fri. & Sat., 8-4. 85749
Claxton Rd., Yulee. Curio cabinet, table
w/chairs & hutch, glider rocker, end
tables, lots more furniture. Ladies
motorcycle jacket w/fringe, garden
tools, pictures, collectibles, & lots
more. (F)
9am-llam. 2633 South 14th Street on
Mystic Lane. Dinning Room Suite,
Lamps, Tables, lots of household items
and Christmas decorations.
Pirates Wood subdivision, north end of
Blackrock Rd. Fri: & Sat. 9am-3pm,
Sun: 11am-3pm.
YARD SALE at 85647 Asheley Ave
Friday 11/9 & Sat 11/10, 8:30am-?.
Everything must go! Couch, loveseat,
chest of drawers, tools, dining set, wall
unit, clothes and oh so much more.
Everything will be a bargain and some
things will be free!
BIG YARD SALE Clothes of all sizes,
some brand new, misc., some
furniture. Fri. 11/9 & Sat. 11/10, 8am-
?. 85726 Radio Ave, corner of Radio
and Theresa.
Sat. 11/10, 8am-2pm in the Ocean
Sound Development. Take Jasmine to
Jean Lafitte to Ocean Sound. Great
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1830 S 8th St, next to Staples. Fri &
Sat, Nov 9th and 10th, 10:00-3:00.
Household items, glassware &
collectibles, pictures, large mirror,
kitchen items, books, ladies clothing
size L 3X, lots of misc. More info,
photos & map go to
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1pm, 33329 Sunny Parke Circle (Flora
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decor and 'yard items, fishing tackle,
toys, scrapbooking, Mary Kay.._
GARAGE SALE Nov. 10, 8:30am-
4:30pm at 1351 Marian Drive.
Everything must go! Lots of household
items, kids stuff, women clothes.
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S. 6th St. Apartment size stackable
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Boys, girls, men, women's clothing.
Fumiture, books, art, antiques, toys,
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602 Articles for Sale
WET SUITS (1) O'Neill long sleeve
knee length. (1) Comp short sleeve/
pants. (1) 2-pc. sleeveless/long pants/
long .sleeve/short pants XL. Man's
Oscar DeLaRenta suit. (904)277-3439
MOVING SALE Two couches, work
bench, size 12/14 clothes, books, misc.
Dining room set, $1600. Call (904)
335-0933. 919 San Fernando St.
GUN SHOW Nov 17th & 18th. Prime
Osbom Convention Center, 1000 Water
St., Jax. (1-95 south to exit 353A,
Forsythe St.). CWP classes 10:00 &
1:00. Admission $8.00. Free
Parking. Info Cliff Hangers (386)325-

603 Miscellaneous
TURN YOUR ART Into Cash Free
art appraisals for possible consign-
ment* Nov. 10 & 11, noon-10pm at
Baterbys Art Gallery, 9101 Inter-
national Dr. Ste. 1008, Orlando, FL
32819. Call 1-866-537-1013 or visit
www.Beterbys.com for more infor-
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1611 Home Furnishings
JAX Quality-products 50-80% off
retail. Queen mattress sets $150.
Sofa/Love $399. 5pc Bed set $399.
House/Condo packages $1799. Call
FORrSALE Full size Ethan Allen sofa,
$350. Kenmore-washer & dryer, 3 yrs
old, $300 for pair. (904)729-7797

611 Home Furnishings
never used, brand new- in factory
boxes. Original cost $4500, sell for
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3067. ANF
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624 Wanted To Buy
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diamonds and other antique
jewelry. Call 321-0907 or 753-

802 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA DW backs up to Lake
$875/mo + $500 Deposit & references
needed. Call (470)216-7113 or

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

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

811 Commercial/Retail
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
AUCTION 106+/- residential lots in
Florida. min bid $300/lot. Online
auction 11/6-14. 249+/- lots of SE FL,
GA, SC, NC, TN, VA Tranzon Driggers
FL Lic#AU707 & AB3145 Tranzon.com
(877)374-4437. ANF

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
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIFi included. (904)225-
RV to live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.
Nassauville. $600/mo + $600 deposit.
Call (904)261-6703
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
FOR RENT unfurnished 2-3 Bedroom
mobile homes, monthly or weekly! For
more info call Debbie, (904)759-3897.
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.
2BR/1BA SWMH in Blackrock area.
Service animals only. W/D, huge
privacy fenced yard. $750/mo + $750
dep. (904)583-5969

854 Rooms
entrance. South Fletcher. Rent and
deposit. Across from walk-over to
'beach. (904)583-2456

'856 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
1BR/1BA APT- 1 yr lease, N Fletcher,
short walk to beach. $800.00 month +
security. No smoking, service animals
only. Utilities included, tenant pays
electric. 904-753-1278
lease. Terrazzo floors, ground floor.
Sewer, water, garbage, W/D included.
$900/mo. (904)556-5722
SMALL 1BR 200 feet from beach. No
smoking. $650/mo. incl. water + $500
deposit. Electric paid by renter.
References. Call (904)335-1665.


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857 Condos-Furnishe 1860 Homes-UnfurnishedI

Model gated, lakeside community
with 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-style pool,
tennis & more! Call Tammy at
(904)415-6969 for a showing.

858 Condos-Unfurnished
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated; lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis &
more' Lots of upgrades! Starting at
just $799/mo incl. water/sewer! Call
Tammy at (904) 415-6969 for a
showing. www.amelialakes.com'

2BR/1BA, ground floor. Pool, tennis,
clubhouse, 1 block from beach. Year
lease. Deposit. $895. (904)261-5630

860 Homes-Unfurnished
PINEY ISLAND on the marsh.
Incredible view 1BR/1+ bath, screened
porch. Available. (904)463-2770

AMELIA PARK Garden district home.
3,000 sq ft, no smoking. 3/4 bedrooms
3 1/2 baths, $22,00 a month. Call 553-
4380 for more info.

mo. Deposit & references needed. Call

4BR/2BA- 2 blocks from ocean. Pool.
$1300/mo. + Preferences & deposit.

1860 sq. ft. 95130 Village Dr
Fireplace, lake view, garage.
$1475/mo. Call (904)923-7637.

2BR/2BA HOUSE for rent in Fern-
andina Beach. $800/mo. + 1 month's
deposit. One small pet allowed. Please
call (904)225-9601 or (904)853-4291

MODERN COTTAGE on water'In Old
Town. 1BR/1BA, all appliances, huge
office/studio, & yard. $850 lease.

garage, all appliances. Access to
beach, pool, tennis. Gated community.
$1600/mo. 1 yr lease req. 321-1713

- located in Nassau Lakes on large lot.
$1,200/mo. Available mid November.
Call Greg at 556-2573.

2BR/2BA HOUSE in great location
on island. Recently refurbished, 2-car
garage. $1,100/mo. Call Greg at 556-

861 Vacation Rentals
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

863 Office
I Ie
space from 100 sq. ft: to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For info call

4BR/3BA HOME in Amelia National. VARIOUS OFFICES 600-1500sf.
Separate LR/DR/GR. Golf & water 2382 Sadler Rd. behind Amelia
views. $1750/mo. (904)335-0583. Insurance. (904)557-5644'

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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
Island. $1,695/mo.
2503-A W. 5th Street 1983 sf. 3BR/3BA
Northend condominium just a quick stroll from
the beach. Tiled throughout and with ocean
viewsfrom the Master Suite balcony. Master
located upstairs' with Guest rooms down.
Community pool. Pets ok. 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
theLiving 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
Island. $1,497/mo.
3322 Fairway Oaks 1,456 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni
Amelia Island Plantation villa. located on the
Fairway. Recently remodeled with updated
Kitchen and appliances. Generous living spaces
with Living/Dining Room combined. Master
.suite with private bath. Optional AlIP
.membership available. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok.
On Island. $1,297/mo.
75079 Ravenwood Dr 1725 sf. 3BR/2BA open
floor plan Florida style home in Timbercreek.
Bright, large rooms and kitchen overlookingliving
area with plenty of cabinet space. Pets ok. Off
Island. $1,250/mo.

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76015 Deerwood Dr 1858 sf 3BR/2BA house in
Timbercreek Pr'lrirjron Corner lot with large
backyard. .Custom paint throughout. Upira.iJed
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/1BA 1940's era cottage
located on the end of a quiet 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. 3BR/2BA 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 closet
and separate shower/gardep 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. $l,147/mo.
30936 Paradise Commons #227 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA
totally renovated Amelia Lakes condo with custom
paint and fixtures. This 2nd floor unit is within easy
walking distance to pool and other amenities. Pets ok.
Off Island. $950/mo.

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Residential Commercial

* 913 Elm Street, Fernandina Beach 3 Commercial Office Space available.
BR / 1 BA Inssi.e totally refurbished All 1939 1949 S. 8TH St., $300/mo + tax
upgrades to kitchen, large laundry room. & utilities per unit
$850 a month


864 Commercial/Retail]
SPACE available on busy 14th St.
mall. Annual lease @ $12 per sq. ft.
Call now to see (904)753-0257.

866 Wanted to Rent
LOOKING FOR dog friendly, small
house furnished, cottage, cabin or
carriage house to rent from December
1 thru April 1st. Up to $700/mo. Call
Bruce at (828)989-7771.
quiet & polite, non-smoker (no drugs
or alcohol). Seeks mature roommate,
$300/mo. + 1/2 utilities. Call (904;

902 Trucks
FOR SALE 2000 Mazda B3000 Pickup
Xcab, V6, auto., 158K miles, extras,
runs good, $3000. Frigidaire 25 pinl
room dehumidifier, like new, $40 cash
only. (904)229-6893

F 904 Motorcycles
FOR SALE '04 Honda Rebel motor-
cycle. $2500/OBO. Call (904)415

-L arnabas
The food pantry needs donations of
non-perishable food items all year round.
For more information, call: 904.261.7000

Real Estate, Inc.

*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 oceah! $1,200/mo.
305 S 17th Street, 2BR IBA housa
$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 I.5BA town-
house, furnished, $1250 a month
includes water, sewer, garbage, and elec-
tric. I I% tax for less than 6 months.
2BR/IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach. All
until, wi-fi,TV & phone.
-3BR/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper
Loop $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 PoinsVillage 1,200 sq.ft.AIA/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.f., 3 offices, reception
area, kitchen and bathroom. $1450/mo.
+ utilities. . .
*1839 S. 8th St..adjacent to '-u.die
House, :800 ,] iS, 1 t r- n,.:, I
tax. Sale also considered.

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Healing power ofmusic at Evening ofStory & Song

For the News-Leader

Danny Ellis will feature songs
from his new album, "The
Space between the Lines," when
he-returns to Fernandina Beach
for an Evening of Story & Song"
on Saturday.

bers sitting around a turf
Danny Ellis vividly remem-
bers sitting around a turf
fire with his mother and
sisters in their Dublin,
Ireland home, singing Irish ballads
and American pop songs.
Says Ellis, "My mum could raise
the hair on the back of your neck
when she sang and often took us to
the local pub on Green Street where
everybody sang. I learned very early
that the human singing voice has
great power."
But Ellis's life was about to drasti-
cally change when his-mother aban-
doned him. Ellis was dropped off at
the Artane Christian Brothers
School, which would become known
as one of the cruelest orphanages in
all of Ireland. Music would become a
saving grace, when he learned to
play trombone and joined the Artane
School Band.
After leaving Artane, Ellis per-

formed with a number of Irish show-
bands until he moved to England,
where he was commissioned to com-
pose Top 40 hits for artists who did-
n't write their own material, but the
songs seemed hollow and insincere.
After coming home from a gig
one night, Ellis began to play some
chords and melodies that were
deeply sad and desolate. The words
came pouring out in a rush, as he
relived the harshness of Artane. The
result, "80Q Voices," was in essence
his memoir, told in song rather than
a book. Once he had stared down
the demons of his youth, Ellis
found his creativity blossoming, and
began to write not only his life
story, but also a number of new
songs that captured the essence of
his Irish roots.
His story and performance of his
one-man show, "800 Voices" (which
he performed locally two years ago),
caught the attention of a British pub-
lisher who offered Ellis a contract

Story & Song
C.onlemniprrary Celtic singer.songwriter Danny Ellis will perform at the next
Evnrin ,:I -.ti'.ry, & So ng the popular music series hosted by Mark &
'- D'nn.1 Paz Kiautrnan and presented by Firsi Coast Community Bank Ellis
will Lt.i:,.Iri .:n isurildy at 8 p m in Bums Hall at St. Peter's Episcopal
Ct-u:rh icrl:,ted,:l .3 Nintt .and Atlantic A $15 donation to the artist is
r,-,qu ai-d .-I ri ij du. For more information, visit
D vn.r.v DarirnnEllisusi ccom or 'An Evening of Story & Song" on Facebook.
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for his memoir. The Boy at the Gate,
Ellis's book that was released in mid-
Septilember, has already climbed to
ithe iop 10 in Ireland, and is expect-
ed to be published in the U.S. next
year. A stage adaptation is also in the
works. Sara Gruen, author of the
highly acclaimed Water for
Elephants, had this to say: "A beauti-
fully written, heartbreaking story of
betrayal, abandonment and the heal-
ing power of friendship and music ...
I love this ..... I '
The new album that Ellis recently

recorded, "The Space between the
Lines," is a stunning collection of
powerful, personal songs that seam-
lessly blend indie-folk with contem-
porary Celtic music. Uplifting and
touching songs like "The Bramble
and the Brine," "The Hills That I
Know," and "Another Dublin" are
every bit as vivid as the songs in
"800 Voices," but clearly reflect the
way in which Ellis has managed to
overcome adversity and emerge with
his soul and spirit on full display in
his music.

MUMC celebrates another funFall Festival

Childrends Ministry Directoir

Blue October sunny
skies, joyful music, children
laughing and the smell of hot
dogs and pony rides filled
Central Park last month at the
annual Memorial United
Methodist Church Fall
Hundreds of families
enjoyed a free (lay of fun
thanks to the generosity of
MUMC and its team of volun-
teers from the church body.
The festival -.. i- . .. I11
rounded providing activities
for kids of all ages. Toddlers
loved bouncing in the mini- '
jump house, playing bean-bag'
ball or coloring autumn tote
bags. Local Brownie Troop
400, under the leadership of
Jayme Davis, provided pre-
school games, and each girl
earned two badges for her
service. "Julianne and.
Jennings loved seeing the Girl
Scouts and playing their
games," said mom, Jennifer
Meanwhile, the older chil-
dren whizzed down'the 28-
foot-high inflatable slide.
"Have you been to the top'of
that thing?" asked local mom,
Jamie McCarthy. "It's high!"
The height didn't stop her
daughter and her ,;,. 1, i;-, ..li -
from laughing down I, II. -i
time and time again.
The boys loved the inflat-
able basketball game, and, all

the kids giggled at the face-
painting booth, the cookie-
(d.. .I...,I;nc table and on the
hayride! "Sam, Tyler, and
Kate loved the pony rides,"
said Jodi Gibson, "and I had a
fantastic time visiting with
friends and listening to the
great music." ,
"Every year MUMC goes
above and beyond to provide
our community with this out-
standing family day. From the,
music by Joey and Jeanie
(www.joeyandjeanie.com) to
the popcorn and cotton candy
to the familiar, smiling volun-
teers, we just'feel blessed and
love the event," explained
Julie Simmons.
The volunteers enjoyed
the day as much as the atten-
dees. "It was awesome to be
able to reach out into the
community and let folks know
what awesome programs we.
have that our kids love every
Sunday and on Wednesday
evenings," explained Jennifer
Memorial United
Methodist Church is located
at 601 Centre St., Fernandina
Beach, and exists to make dis-
ciples of Jesus Christ through
worship,,study, service and
community. The church
strives to be a grace filled
community where people can
experience the love of Jesus
Christ and grow in His like-
ness. Visit http://mumcon-
line.com for more information
and service times.

Sam Gibson wears a
colorful painted
mustache, left.
Kieran McCarthy
and Raleigh
Simmons are all
smiles at the recent
Memorial United
Methodist Church
Fall Festival, far
left. Livvi and
Emma Jane
Warren, Raleigh
Simmons and
Maddie Millar pal
around, below.

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Take Stock In Children's



5K Walk/Run

Saturday, December 8

Registration: 7:30am Start: 9am

Fernandina's Main Beach

(at Atlantic & Fletcher)

Sil l Join thousands throughout Florida to raise $1,000,000 for
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to make Strides
for Education

college scholarships for low-income and deserving

students. Take Stock in Children helps break the cycle of poverty by

providing college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope

for a better life. So, put on your sneakers and invite your friends and

family to take strides for education!

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