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City ponders new beach, fire fees, taxes
ANGELA DAUGHTRY -- -- rather than hiring right away. al revenues after costs amounted
Facing another difficult budget
year, city commissioners will again
consider whether to impose new taxes
or fees to raise revenues.
At a budget workshop held
Tuesday at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club, City Manager Joe Gerrity pre-
sented five potential revenue streams
to commissioners. Those suggestions
included paid beach parking; a spe-
cial tax assessment for beach renour-
ishment; a city fire fee; an island-wide
fire tax district, and an island-wide
public safety district.
Gerrity told commissioners earlier
in the meeting that this and the next
budget year would be tough, with staff
working harder with fewer employ-
ees, and that new ways to raise rev-
'We've reduced staff by 20 people.
We're pretty much bare-boned right now.
CITY MANAGER JOE GERRITY
enues would have to be considered.
"We've reduced staff by 20 people,"
Gerrity said, "and we're pretty much
bare-boned right now." He also noted
the city was looking at reducing serv-
ices such as daily street-sweeping,
trash collection and had already cut
back on mowing city lots.
"We're getting to the point where
staff cuts are not going to solve any
problems for us," Gerrity said. He also
noted several staff'members, including
himself, have picked up dut
City Engineer Glenn Semar
"It's been a difficult thri'e
into this fiscal year," Geri
[:.. I. '. done more than t
in the past. The glass is be
clean, but every once in a wh
corner you see a little dirt.'
said that when a staff vacant
up, human resources is nom
several months to fill the
The concept of creating island-wide
fire and police districts has been dis-
cussed off and on for years. Essentially
it would mean island residents, even
those living outside city limits, would
pay the ciiy f r police and fire servic-
es within an independent or dependent
Paid beach parking has also been
ties since discussed several times by commis-
nisin was sioner* in the last few years, but has
always stirred up controversy. So far,
e months it has always been voted down by com-
-ity said. missioners in order to keep beach
they have parking free for visitors, and because
being kept of fears it would drive away tourist
rile in the business.
SHe also A study prepared in 2011 by the
cy comes Fernandina Beach Police Department
w waiting was presented again to commissioners
position last summer, but the estimated annu-
THERE'SA NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN
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Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper addresses'a th r(ng of family, friends and supporters after he was sworn in Tuesday night, left, during a
ceremony at the Nassau County Judicial Annex. Judge Robert Foster administers the oath to Leeper while his wife, Emma, holds the
Bible and their children Chelsea and Jordan observe, right. Leeper, a former highway patrol officer and mayor of Fernandina Beach, was
elected to replace longtime sheriff and deputy Tommy Seagraves, who retired.
only about $180,000.
Gerrity said after the meeting he
didn't know if asking beachfront resi-
dents to pay a special fee for beach
sand replacement would be feasible.
He said the idea would be to assess i,.
tax on property owners who benefit
most from beach renourishment,
which is a major cost to the city. He
said if commissioners do pursue the
idea, a consultant would be hired to
make sure the tax is legally defensible.
Likewise, with a fire fee each prop-
erty could be assessed based on its
size, or there could be a flat fee, he
During the workshop each city
department also presented a budget
report to commissioners. The marina
CITY Continued on 3A
City commissioners discussed their
own goals at a budget workshop held
Tuesday at the Fernandina Beach Golf
New Commissioner Ed Boner, who
was attending his first such workshop,
said he would like to eliminate over-
lapping services and see nore of them
shared by the city and county such as
building inspectors, a regional dis-
-patch service and fire/police services.
Boner also said he would like to
"make sure we're all on the same
page" regarding major projects such
as the waterfront revitalization and
library expansion, and-to focus on
maintenance of city assets.
"Everything's on the table for me,"
New Commissioner Pat Gass, also
attending her first budget workshop,
said she would like to determine which
residents have sewer services and
which do not. She said city staff was
GOALS Continued on 3A
Idont knowhow they survived'
In all her years at Cats Angels,
Beth Hackney has never seen any-
thing like it two kittens that were
born without eyes, in the wild, and
"I don't know how they survived,
I really don't," Hackney said Friday
from her Fernandina Beach home
where she is fostering the pair until
a suitable home can be found.
As it often does, Cats Angels was
helping a woman who had called
them about sterilizing a feral colony
she cares for near the Yulee/Georgia
border. However, the woman was also
concerned because she had noticed
that two of the kittens appeared to
be blind, said Hackney.
In fact, once Cats Angels was able
to humanely trap the striking brown
tabby brothers they discovered that
they weren't just blind -they had no
eyes at all.
"In all the years Cats Angels has
been around, I've never seen any-
thing like this," said Hackney, who
helped found the nonprofit rescue
organization in 2001 to help with the
overpopulation of unwanted felines
in Fernandina Beach and Nassau
More commonly, cats that have
come into their care have lost eyes to
upper respiratory infections that were
To learn more about Tnpp and Toby and the procedure to adopt
them. call Cats Angels Inc SPCA at 321-2267 or stop by the Thrift Store
& Adoption Center at 709 S Eighth St Fernandina Beach, open
Monday through Salurday irom 11 a m. to 5 p.m.
VisI www catsanqels con to learn about Cats Angels' mission and
how you can help They are always in need of donations of money, pet
food and other supplies as well as volunteers. The all-volunteer non-
profit exists solely through donations fundraising and grants and
receives no government assistance
left untreated, Hackney noted. "I've
never had ;:ill. i- with no eyes."
However, she is quick to point out
that despite their unusual circum-
stance the kittens now named Toby
and Tripp have a clean bill ( loi .,il i
and an excellent prognosis for a long
and happy life.
"The vet said they're fine they
just have no eyes," said Hackney.
"People might think there will be big
medical expenses down the road -
no, there's not." Since they had no
eyes to begin with; no treatment is
available and none is needed, she
said, and they've tested negative for
any cat diseases, are up to date on
their shots and have been neutered.
In fact, web resources indicate
that Anopthalmia the medical term
for the condition of no eyes is so
rare that veterinarians may never see
a case during years of practice. They
also concur that cats that are blind for
any number of reasons can and do
lead long and meaningful lives as
they develop heightened senses of
touch, smell and hearing.
Now about four or five months
old, Toby and Tripp have no prob-
lem using the litter box, finding their
food or playing just like regular cats,
"They get along well with the
other foster cats I have they play
with them and like other cats. They
do just fine, they really do. I hope
people don't think they're handi-
capped they're not. You don't have
to feel sorry for them," she added.
As for their dispositions, despite
-I .l iill out in a feralcolony "they're
so sweet they don't have a mean
bone in their body," said Hackney,
though they do seem to have those
heightened other senses to compen-
sate for their visual deficit. They make
expert use of their whiskers to feel
their way around, for example, "and
they listen to all the sounds around
During a recent weekend trip to
an adoption fair at the St. Johns Town
Center Petsmart in Jacksonville,
Hackney said Toby and Tripp turned
their faces towards the many cus-
CATS Continued on 3A
PHOTO BY PAT GLASSBRENNER
Toby and Tripp are tabby kitten
brothers who were born without
eyes. Currently in foster care
with Cats Angels, they are wait-
ing for a loving home.
Nassau County's newly elected
PropertyAppraiserA. Michael Hickox
has announced the appointment of
Kevin Lilly as chief deputy.
Lilly has over 20 years of experi-
ence in the public sector working for
the Florida Department of Revenue
and the Collier County Property
Appraiser's Office. During his time
with the Collier
County Property Ap-
praiser he managed
clerical and profes-
while achieving .
and reducing costs
"I was impressed
with his experience
and quallkli ',J i-," said Hickox. "Kevin
will bring the added leadership nec-
essary to assist in the office."
Hickox ran his campaign on elimi-
nating wasteful spending and improv-
ing office efficiency. He said he is con-
fident Lilly's strong background v ill
assist him with these improvements.
Lilly received his bachelor's degree
in economics from the University of
South Florida and his master's degree
from Florida State Uni, ,. i il
He has been a Certified Florida
Evaluator since 1993 and is an
Accredited Senior Appraiser from the
American Society of Appraisers.
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WE E K L Y
FRIDAY. JANUARY 11, 2013 NEWS News-Leader
Robert V. "Bob" DiBlasio,
85, passed away Tuesday
evening, January 8, 2013 at his
Amelia Island home. He was
born January 25, 1927 in
Maiden, MA and moved to
Amelia Island, FL from
Chicago, IL 15 years ago.
Mr. DiBlasio was a sales
executive with Inland Steel of
Chicago for 37
years. He was
in the Air
Cadets in high
joined the U.S.
Air Force after
WWII was just coming to an
end as he joined the U.S. Air
Force and he was assigned to
duty in Italy. After military serv-
ice Mr. DiBlasio entered
Harvard University and was a
member of the 1952 graduat-
ing class. While at Harvard he
played varsity football. He
would later be honored by his
high school as he was inducted
in the Newton High School Hall
of Fame for achievements in
football,,hockey and track.
Mr. DiBlasio enjoyed ten-
nis, golf, hunting, skiing and
sailing. He participated in com-
petitive sailing on Lake
He was predeceased by a
son, Robert S. DiBlasio, who
passed away in 2009.
Survivors include his wife
of 43 years, Mary Ann DiBlasio
of Amelia Island, FL; a son,
Mark DiBlasio, also of Amelia
Island; a sister, Irene Clough
of Framingham, MA; a grand-
daughter, Krystina Burns of
Chicago, IL; nieces and
nephews living in Oklahoma
and his faithful, dog, Jazz.
A celebration of his life will
be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday,
January 16, at the Amelia
In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests memorial donations
be made to the Nassau Hu-
mane Society, 995 Piper Lane,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
For more information and
to sign Mr. DiBlasio's online
register book, please visit the
Green Pine website at
Green Pine Funeral Home
Mrs. Daisy Owens, age 91,
of Andalusia passed away
Tuesday, January 8, 2013'in the
Funeral services will be held
11 a.m., Thursday, January 10,
2013 at Harmony Baptist
Church. The family will receive
friends one hour prior to serv-
ices. Rev.,Greg Cotter will offi-
ciate. Burial will follow in
Harmony Church Cemetery,
with Keahey Funeral Home
Survivors include son,
Marvin Lee (Elaine) Owens,
Andalusia; daughter, Shirley
Jean (Bob) McKain, Fernan-
dina Beach, Florida; two broth-
ers, V.C. Sasser, Andalusia, and
James William (Genice) Sasser,
Bonifay, Florida; four grand-
children, Manuel Owens, Brian
Owens, Donna Hutcheson and
Missy Madden; and 9 great-
You may sign the guest
book for this family at keahey-
In joiV memcu of
Johnlson. You were
home to so.'n. Wer we
ready. We miss you eve
\wi lbroken hIetM. .
Love ybo always
B&bby Denis,ReR jd,
Jo,'a1rA amnd Ha
Keahey Funeral Home
Dorothy E Patterson
Mrs. Dorothy F Patterson,
age 84, of Yulee, FL passed
away Tuesday evening, January
8, 2013 at Quality Health of
Mrs. Patterson was born on
March 20, 1928 in Vandiver,
Alabama, the daughter of the
late Earvin and Lola Lee
S She was
death by her
S Merlin Charles
four brothers, Lelas Dalton
Macon, Billy Clarence Macon,
Jimmy Ray Macon, Robert
Richard Macon and three
grandchildren, Tracy Edward
D'Atri, Anthony A. D'Atri, and
Nicholas C. Patterson.
She leaves behind her chil-
dren, Alta Fay D'Atri of Yulee,
FL, Mark Alan Patterson
(Diane) of Kingsland, GA,
Leonard Dee Patterson, Jr.
(Tamara) of Diamondhead,
MS. Her grandchildren, Joseph
Princetta (Connie), Michelle
Bockskopf, Vincent D'Atri,
Nicole Strickland, Natalie
Browder, Nina Zetterower,
Christine Patterson, Jennifer
Carter and Kaydee Patterson
and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be
held on Friday at 6:00 PM at
the Bayview Baptist Church
in Bayview, Ala., -with Pastor
Jason Bowman officiating. She
will be laid to rest in Village
Falls Cemetery in Mulga,'AL
The family would like to
thank the caring staff and nurs-
es at Quality Health of
Fernandina Beach, FL and the
Staff of Community Hospice of
Please share her life story
and leave words of comfort at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Mrs. Ella Sue Allen, 81,
Fernandina Beach, died
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Funeral
services will be at 10 a.m. on
today; ih Ih;- Burgess Chapel of
Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
Kheal Tein Baydo, infant,
died Jan. 5, 2013 at Baptist
Medical Center in Fernandina
Green Pine Funeral Home
Gerald W. Dyes, 74, died
Jan. 4, 2013. Graveside funeral
services were held at 11 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 7 at Green Pine
Green Pine Funeral Home
Willie ("Will" "Bubba")
Jerome McGowen, native of
Fernandina Beach, died
Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Funeral
services will be at 1 p.m.
SSaturday, Jan. 12 at New Zio$'
Missionary Baptist Church,
10th, Street and Atlantic
Avenue, Fernandina Beach.
Hall. ones & Brown Funeral
Mrs. Deloris "Sue"
Morgan Thrift, 78, formerly.
'of Fernandina Beach, died
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. Funeral
services will be at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12 iri the Burgess
Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Mrs. Mary Painter Till,
68, Fernandina Beach, died
Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Funeral
services will be at 10 a.m. today
from'the graveside in Bosque
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Mrs. Deborah F. Claney
"Debi" Wright, 66, formerly of
Fernandina Beach, died
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Funeral
services will be at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Burgess
Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
CIS offers'Life Skills'
For the News-Leader
If your skills and experience
have prepared you to facilitate
small group workshops and
you enjoy coaching youth age
11-14, Communities In Schools
Nassau has a volunteer oppor-
tunity for you. CIS is seeking
Life Skills workshop leaders to
help implement a ground-
breaking program to be pro-
vided to middle school students
throughout Nassau County.
Volunteer Life Skills
Trainers will receive free train-
ing, hone leadership and facil-
itation skills, help young people
make healthy choices and earn
a certification that can be used
for other youth groups. The job
of the volunteer is to facilitate
discussions around important
life topics with small groups of
children. All necessary train-
ing and curriculum is provided
and volunteers will work in
Volunteers commit one day
per week for 15 weeks, plus
two days of training. The pro-
gram will be held before school
in Callahan and Hilliard, and
after school in Fernandina
Beach and Yulee. Volunteer
training is Jan. 14.and 15 from
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Botvin LifeSkills
Training (LST) is being pro-
vided to youth in four Nassau
County middle schools in part-
nership with the Nassau
Alcohol Crime and Drug
Abatement Coalition (NAC-
DAC) and the Florida
Department of Children and
Botvin LifeSkills Training is
an evidence-based substance
abuse and violence prevention
program with more than 30
years of research behind it.
Studies have found that LST
can reduce the prevalence of
use by as
by Dr. G
The Nassau County
Volunteer Center announces
that free prescription dis-
count cards are now avail-
able at its offices at 1303
Jasmine St., Suite 104A in
Fernandina Beach. The
cards are provided through
a joint effort of the Nassau
County government and the
National Association of
The cards can be used at
13 participating pharmacies
in Nassau County and can
save an average of 24 per-
cent on prescriptions. No
enrollment form is required;
the card may be used imme-
diately, by the entire family,
anytime your prescription is
not covered by insurance.
There are no restrictions or
limits on how many times
the card may be used.
Visit www.nacorx.org to
look up participating phar-
macies, get price estimate
for a prescription, check
drug interactions or to read
news articles from leading
health journals. For more
information about the pro-
First Missionary Baptist
Church has a summer edu-
cational tour scheduled for
July 15-19 to Washington,
D.C. The tour includes the
Smithsonian and Holocaust
museums, the MLK
Memorial, Bureau of
Printing and Engraving and
stops outside the White
House, illumination tours of
the Lincoln, Washington
and Jefferson memorials
and Arlington National
Cemetery, and a fun day at
Tour leaves at 8 p.m. July
15 and returns at 8 a.m. July
19. There are a few seats
left. Everyone is invited. For
information call Clarice
Williams at 206-6078,
Carliss Brown at 225-1970
or Dee Starks 305-9012.
The National Alliance on
Mental Illness (NAMI)
Consumer Support Group
meets Fridays at 11 a.m. at
the Council on Aging, 1367
South 18th St., Fernandina
Beach. The groups are facil-
itated by psychiatric nurses
and are free of charge.
Nassau NAMI holds
business meetings the third
Thursday of each month at
5:30 p.m. in the conference
room of the Northeast
Florida Community Action
Agency, 1303 Jasmine St.,
Suite 100, Fernandina
Beach. Everyone is wel-
come to attend.
Family support meetings
for family members of an
individual with a mental
health diagnosis are held at
511 Ash Street, Femandina Beach, FL 32034
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St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach, once a
month at 7 p.m. The meet-
ings are free of charge.
Contact Lisa Mohn at
277-1886 for information
about any of the meetings.
The Coalition of the
Homeless of Nassau County
is seeking volunteers for the
Point in Time Homeless
Count in January. This is a
one-day event. No experi-
ence is necessary. If you
would like to make a differ-
ence in the community,
please contact Pam Lee at
(904) 415-2731 or
Join the Blue Door
Artists Jan. 12 during the
Second Saturday Art Walk.
Experience the creative
atmosphere while you tour
the gallery and visit the cre-
ative spaces of all nine
artists that represent the
Blue Door Artists Studio/
Gallery, including: Carol
Sprovtsoff, Theresa Daily,
-Casey Matthews, Lynette
Holmes, Georganna Mullis,
Sharon Badenoch, Liz Dion,
Suzanne Batchelor, Andrea
Lasserre, as well as guest
artists, Willie Adkins and
Songmi Keating. For those
who like to shop local, a
variety of small gifts and
new artwork is available for
purchase. Regular business
hours are Monday-Saturday,
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 491-7733.
For more on the Second
Saturday Art Walk, see page
(OA) North Florida
Intergroup will host a public
information meeting from
2:304 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the
Masonic Lodge in Orange
Park, 511 Kingsley Ave.
Three speakers will share
their experiences with the
disease of compulsive
overeating and the hope for
recovery they found in OA,
followed by a brief video on
what it's like to attend one's
first OA meeting.
For further information
about this event or
contact Linda C. at Iclen-
email@example.com or call
(904) 376-7398. Visit
Pink Ribbon Ladies
The Pink Ribbon Ladies,
a support group in Nassau
County for survivors of
breast and other female can-
cers, will meet at 6 p.m. Jan.
14 in the Conference Room
at Baptist Medical Center
Nassau in Fernandina
Beach. This meeting will a
social gathering and a time
of support for members and
guests. Please bring a
dessert or a heavy hours
d'oeuvre to share. For more
information contact Joyce
Karsko at 261-2976 or Isobel
Lyle at 321-2057.
Micah's Place meets
Join Micah's Place for its
first quarterly Domestic
Violence Task Force and
Community Action Team
meeting for 2013. This is an
opportunity for everyone to
engage in a discussion on
how to better serve sur-
vivors and work towards the
mission to end domestic vio-
lence in Nassau County.
Guest speaker will be Stella
Johnson, executive director
of Family Nurturing Center
The meeting is Jan. 17 at
11:30 a.m. in the David
Yulee Room at the Florida
State College Nassau
Center in Yulee and will end
promptly at 1 p.m. Feel free
to bring your own lunch.
RSVPs are-requested by
mailing to advocatel@mic-
ahsplace.org or calling 491-
6364, ext. 100.
The Alzheimer's Associa-
tion Caregiver Support
Group for Nassau County
meets the third Thursday
each month. The next meet-
ing is Jan. 17 from 2:3330330'
p.m. at the Adult Day Carel
at the Council on Aging,
across from Baptist Medical
Center Nassau. This meet-
ing is open to the public and
everyone who has an inter-
est is invited. For informa-
tion call Debra Dombkow-
ski, LPN, at 261-0701.
Pirates and pints
In 2013, Pirates, Pints
and Prizes blood drives
with the Fernandina Pirates
Club will be held,bi-
monthly on Amelia Island
and at the Pecan Park Flea
Market in Jacksonville.
The next blood drive at
Pecan Park Road is Jan. 19
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The
pirate ship, Amelia's
Revenge, will be there. On
Feb. 23, a blood drive will
be held at American Legion
Post 54, 626 S. Third St.,
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The
American Legion Squadron
54 and the Men's Auxiliary
Post 4351 will provide free
lunch and beverages for
donors. Post 54 members
will offer guided tours.
Appointments are not
required to donate blood,
but advance scheduling is
available at IGiveBlood.com.
For information visit
Join Walkin' Nassau Jan.
19 for a walk of Little Talbot
Island, 12157 Heckscher
Drive. Meet at 9:45 a.m. to
sign in at a picnic table in
the parking lot. Look for the
Walkin' Nassau T-shirts.
Walk begins at 10 a.m. with
both 5K and 10K options
available. Fee to enter park
is $5 per vehicle. Everyone
is welcome. Walk for free or
for AVA credit. For informa-
tion contact Jane Bailey at
Members of the interfaith
community of Jacksonville
will gather Sunday, Jan. 13, to
commemorate Dr. Martin
S Jr. The pro-
S' with a per-
Concert Choir at 2:30 p.m.,
followed by the prayer service
at 3 p.m. at St Joseph
Catholic Church, 11757 Old
St. Augustine Road,
The service will feature
young people and representa-
tives from Catholic,
Protestant, Jewish and
Muslim faith communities,
with reflections on the princi-
ples Dr. King believed in so
strongly. Bishop Felipe J.
Estevez of the Diocese of St
Augustine will provide the
opening and closing remarks.
The Black Catholic
Commission of the Diocese of
St. Augustine is hosting the
service and reception after-
'wards To learn more, call
'Erifie Favoris at (904) 768-
9934 or email
The Nassau County
Branch of the NAACP invites
you to attend its annual
Martin Luther King Jr. Break-
fast on Jan. 1.9 at 9 a.m. in
Burns Hall of St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Special guest speaker will
be Rodney L Hurst Sr.,
author of It Was Never About
a Hot Dog and Coke, with a
personal account of the 1960
sit-in demonstrations in
Jacksonville and Ax Handle
Admission is a donation of
$20. Reserved tables of eight
are available. Seating is limit-
ed. For tickets or information
call 277-1256 or 261-9361.
The Nassau County
Conference (NCCLC) will cel-
ebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. Commemor-
ative Service on Sunday, Jan.
20 at 5 p.m. at New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church,
the Rev. Jeremiah Robinson,
pastor, 10 South 10th St.,
For information contact
the Rev. James Arthur, presi-
dent, NCCLC, at 261-7854.
America's Youth Inc.,
along with American Legion
Post 174, will sponsor the
MLK Commemorative Parade
on Jan. 21.
The parade route will
begin at the Buccaneer city
ball field and end at the MLK
Jr. Recreation Center. Line-up
begins at 10 a.m., with the
parade starting promptly at
For parade applications
contact John Gilbert, (904)
Spaulding, 261-0801, ext. 202,
or 583-1569, vernettal21@
bellsouth.net; or Mary
Alexander, (904) 465-7047,
You may pick-up or return
applications from 10 a.m.-4
p.m., Monday-Thursday and
1-4 p.m. Friday at: America's
Youth Inc., 907 South llth St.,
The Fernandina Beach Commission voted
unanimously to request the paving of 14th Street.
January 10, 1963
The Nassau County Commission was review-
ing a plan to sell $12 million in bonds to finance
January 4, 1988
Self Directed Care, a new program for the
mentally ill, was being tested in Nassau County,
before going statewide.
January 10, 2003
alcohol and illicit drug CIS Nassau surrounds stu-
much as 80 percent, dents with a community of sup-
ram was developed port to help them to succeed in
gilbert J. Botvin, pro- school and in life. Each year,
SPublic Health and youth in six Nassau schools
ry at Cornell received intensive individual
ty's Weill Medical and small group support and
and director of remediation. Services are pro-
Institute for vided before, during, and after
an Research. school and may include aca-
has been used with demic tutoring, summer reme-
all 50 states, the diation, family support, food,
of Columbia, Puerto clothing, college and career
Virgin Islands and in exploration, individual coach-
ies around the world. ing, bullying prevention, anger
ram is included in the management and healthy
Registry of Evidence- lifestyles education.
grams and Practices CIS Nassau is a private non-
bee'n awarded for profit and is funded partially
e by numerous organ- by the United Way of Northeast
including the U.S. Florida and The Jacksonville
ent of Education, the Jaguars Foundation.
or Substance Abuse To apply to be a Life Skills'
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New Mayor Sarah Pelican,
above left, and Vice Mayor
Charles Corbett were
sworn in last month by
City Clerk Mary Mercer
after being elected to the
posts by city commission-
ers. Mercer, left, pictured
at her desk in City Hall
chambers, received a
her 17 years of service at
the commission meeting
Jan. 2. Mercer's last day of
work was Jan. 3, and she
began new duties in the
Nassau County Sheriff's
Office records department
Flu season has begun -
still time to get vaccinated
flu season has already started,
the Florida Department of
Health encourages unvacci-
nated residents and visitors to
get vaccinated against influen-
za. Compared with most other
viral respiratory infections,
such as the common cold,
influenza infection often caus-
es a more severe illness, and at
times can lead to death.
"It is not too late to getvac-
cinated against the flu, and we
encourage anyone age six
months and older to get a flu
shtot," ;1i State Surgeo9 Gqn-
eral -and Secretary of Health'
Dr.: John Armstrong.
"Influenza A is the most com-
mon flu type in Florida this
season and is countered by the
Flu has become.a public
health emergency in some
states, including Massachu-
setts, where 18 deaths have
been recorded this winter, and
outbreaks have been report-
ed in Florida.
Florida Division of Emergency
Management reminds resi-
dents and visitors to practice
fire and cold weather
safety now that winter has
All Floridians should use
proper precautions when using
indoor heating sources to
reduce the risk of fire, and
remain aware of local weather
Be sure to check your local
weather and heed all instruc-
tions from local officials regard-
ing cold weather, fire and rip
Floridians should remem-
ber the "Five P's" of cold weath-
er safety: Protecting People,
Protecting Plants, Protecting
Pets, Protecting Exposed Pipes
and Practicing Fire Safety. To
stay cozy and safe during cold
,weather, remember these safe-
Stay indoors and use safe
.When outdoors, stay dry
and wear multiple layers of
loose-fitting, warm clothing.
Plug space heaters directly
into wall outlets. Use of exten-
sion cords may lead to circuit
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tomers who stopped by to
marvel at them and listened
intently to the conversa-
"They were a big hit. Their
little faces are so cute and they
listen when people talk," said
Hackney, who hopes to find a
home for them soon, ideally
together, though that is not an
absolute necessity since they
get along with other cats as
"It's amazing how adjustable
they are I'm just totally
amazed!" said Hackney. "They
deserve a good home."
Flu has become a public health emergency
in Massachusetts, where 18 deaths
have been recorded.
Armstrong urged residents
to watch for symptoms of the
flu, such as headache, fever, a
severe cough, runny nose or
body aches, and to contact
your primary care physician
or a local hospital immediate-
ly if symptoms appear. This is
ppaticularly important for peo-
ple at high risk for serious
complications from flu. For
those with the. flu, antiviral
medication may shorten both
the duration and severity of ill-
The Florida Departiment of
Health urges the following pre-
ventive steps for the flu:
Get vaccinated every
year because as the flu types
change, the vaccine changes.
Wash your hands often
with soap and water. If soap
and water'are not available,
use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Avoid touching your
eyes, nose and mouth, because
germs spread this way.
Avoid close contact with
*. Cover your nose and
mouth with a'tissue when you
cough or sneeze. Throw the
tissue in the trash after you
If you are sick with flu-
like illness, contact your pri-
mary care physician to deter-
mine whether you need
antiviral medication. Stay
home for at least 24 hours after
your fever is gone (except to
get medical care or for other
old weather safety
overload and cause a fire.
Keep space heaters away
from drapery, furniture or other
flammable -material. Do not
leave spae heaters unattended.
Do not use a stove or oven
as a heat source, as they are
ineffective and can be danger-
Never use grills as an indoor
heating source. Charcoal and
propane emit carbon monox-
ide gas and are not suitable for
Candles are unsafe and inef-
fective as a heat source.
Never leave lit candles unat-
When 'using a fireplace,
make sure it is properly vented
and that the chimney is cleaned
periodically to avoid flash fires.
Do not burn anything in the
fireplace other than firewood
and do not leave a fire burning
when going to sleep.
Install smoke detectors and
make sure they work. Install a
.carbon monoxide detector if
you have any gas appliances.
To learn more about severe
weather in Florida,. visit
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and city golf course still report-
ed losses, although improve-
ments have bccn made to over-
all services in those
departments, which are meant
to be self-supporting. The city
also pays the costs for marina
and golf course employees,
although they are not officially
considered city employees.
The Fernandina Municipal
Airport continues to be the only
city enterprise fund that is self-
supporting, according to infor-
mation presented at the work-
Finance Director Patti
Clifford said in her report that
city services are beginning to
suffer because of staff cuts, and
the cost of employee benefits
has been increasing. Residents
are also feeling pressure from
higher franchise, fees and
increased millage rates, she
The city's general fund, she
said, is carrying losses by the
city's golf course and marina,
and there is pressure from
Florida legislators to eliminate
the local business tax.
Jeremiah Glisson reported two
big-ticket items the street
sweeper and a fire truck need
replacement this fiscal year, at
a cost of about $575,000.
Gerrity said after the meet-
ing he believed this fiscal year
would be challenging because
of a scheduled beach mainte-
nance project and a $500,000
commitment from the city for a
new Nassau Humane Society
The city's share for regular
beach maintenance'is about
$600,000, plus a possible
$400,000 owed to the Corps of
Engineers. The city's share for
the first phase of the Humane
(Society project is about'
Gerrity also said there is a
perception within the city com-
mission that residents are not
aware of the costs of running a
"It costs $250,000 a year'to
maintain the roads," he said.
'The parks department main-
tains 7,000 trees and 3,000
signs. There's a concern we
need to let people know.what
they are getting for their dollar."
Gerrity also said commis-
sioners should make sure the
city keeps a reserve of at least
20 percent, and that there could
be increases in employee health
insurance, workers' compen-
sation and city pension contri-
scheduled for the 2012-13 fis-
cal year include $33,000 for a
downtown comfort station;
$350,000 to stabilize the exteri-
or of the downtown post office;
and $100,000 for new sidewalks.
POLITICS IN BRIEF
State Rep. Janet Adkins,
chair of the Nassau County
announced a second meeting
to be held on Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.
in the county commission
chambers, James S. Page.
96135 Nassau Place,
The delegation will hear
public testimony on local bills
in preparation for the 2013
Legislative Session. Anyone
wishing to receive informa-
tion on procedures to file a
local bill or to be placed on
the agenda should contact
Adkins' office at 491-3664 by
All Nassau County
Legislative Delegation meet-
ings are open to the public.
The Democratic Club of
Amelia Island will host its
next dinner meeting at the
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Road. The doors will
open at 6 p.m. with dinner
being served at 7 p.m.
A cash bar will be
available throughout the
The speaker for the
evening will be Katie
'Ross, a Fernandina Beach
native and the Northeast 0
Florida liaison in U.S. Sen.
Bill Nelson's Jacksonville
To reserve, send a check
for $15 per person, payable to
DCAI, to: DCAI/PO. Box
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Checks may.also be
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or to reserve by phone or
email, contact Carla Voisard
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not able to determine that
number for her, nor could the
county health department.
City Manager Joe Gerrity
noted there are residents in
the city who have sewer serv-
ice in front ol their homes bul
are not connected to it in spite
of paying for it. He added that
finding out who is connected
would entail going to every
street in the city..
"We need to bIgin the
process," (;ass said. Sie also
said she wanted to g(et
.under control, hkeep up with
scheduled city maintenance
and form an independent
fire/emergency sevices dis-
trict for the island.
Filkoff said she also would
like to make maintenance of
city assets a priority.
'We're looking at mounat-
ing price tags for that work
that was delayed," she said.
Filkoff also said the city
should continue its support
of the tourist economy, espe-
cially the beaches and historic
'"These are high priorities
for our meal ticket," Filkoff
said. She also said she would
like to see new types of busi-
nesses come in, such as those
in the health care field, and!
that the city needs to look at
costs and processes residents
must contend with such as
impact fees. The city, she said,
could also become better by
implementing new technolo-
Filkoff noted she would
like to see a separate fire fee,
and that city staff should
somehow pull the cost of fire
services out of the general
fund "so people can see where
their tax money is going."
"There's a lot of moving
parts in the citythat most peo-
ple don't understand, and they
don't understand the cost,"
Filkoff said. "We're not paying
top dollar for much of any-
thing. They need to under-
Vice Mayor Charles
Corbett said he was mainly
concerned with the steep
increase in city pension pay-
ments, a problem that has
hobbled small cities across
the country, and how to deai
with those going forward.
Mayor Sarah Pelican said
she was also concerned with
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Whos to say .J didn't land here first?
Musings, opinions, observa-
tions, questions, and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
This coming April 3, the
500th anniversary of Spanish
explorer Juan Ponce de
Leon's wading ashore on a
Florida beach, will be cele-
brated, but according to
recent news stories there
appears to be a controversy
about where the curious con-
quistador originally set foot
with Melbourne Beach and
Ponte Vedra piping up and
saying "not so fast St. Augus-
tine" as some historians are
claiming he may have initially
landed in one of those two
spots first. Since 'ole Juan's
log was lost long ago there is
no way to verify the actual
landing spot, so it is entirely
possible that Amelia Island
was the first stop for Senor de
Leon and since nobody can
prove it wasn't, and since we
forgot to cash in on our
island's 450th anniversary last
year, let's crash this party and
chase those 500th anniver-
sary tourist dollars by erect-
ing a statue of the Iberian
sailor in front of Fernandina
Beach's old railway station
saying he landed here first.
That stink you encounter
along First Coast Highway as
you near A Taste of Wine by
Steve at the 5174 address is
one of my favorite cheeses,
Pont 1'Eveque, a creamy
square that comes in a wood
box and dates back to the
13th century and smells like
it, but if you can get past the.
odor, it is, in my opinion, one
of the best cheeses made,
named after the Normandy
town where it was first creat-
ed and now for sale by Steve
Raszkin, the Steve at Steve's.
The French politely say this
odiferous fiomage has a "deli-
cate bouquet, which is
rumored to be reminiscent of
the Norman countryside,"
which means it smells like the
inside of a barn stall, but if
you can get it past your nose
it is really delicious served at
room temperature and
slathered onto a piece of
crusty baguette. So stop by
this evening's wine tasting
between 5 and 7 and take a
whiff and also take advantage
of Steve's 25 percent discount
on various items until Jan. 15,
except caviar, which he says
is flying off the shelves as fast
as he can order it.
And speaking of cheeses,
Bill Mertens of Gourmet
Gourmet is now featuring
some hard to find, interesting,
but less stinky artisanal
cheeses like some from Flat
Creek Lodge in Georgia
including their Dragon's
Breath (infused with Irish
Stout) and the Montazzia
(mild washed rind cheese
with a nutty flavor), a
Roquefort Papillon and, from
Normandy, the soft creamy
Boursin, among others at the
1408 Lewis St. location, just
off First Coast Highway, next
to the fire station.
If anybody really cares the
Eighth Street fast-food burger
joint, Wendy's, is closed and a
"for sale" sign now sits in
front of it, but that still leaves
three of those "if-you've-tast-
conveyer belt chain burger
places still operating here
including Burger King,
McDonald's and Krystal as
well as a fast-food Taco Bell
that serves up red, orange,
green and brown stuff. Also,
what's up with the not very
old 8th Street Diner, home of
the lobster roll, as they don't
the last s'ev-
*&'~I" I've been by
.: I' Ithere it was
f clark and
',.-~. '--- ~(' their sign
I ', ': was gone,
not a good
DAVE'S omen? And
DavidN her 14th
Scott Street loca-
tion to the
new 2118 Sadler Square
address where the Casa
Amelia and Peppers Mexican
restaurants were once
located will be complete in
about two weeks I'm told, and
Kenny Pickett (KP) will be
running that kitchen for his
Popular downtown bar-
keep, avid Redskins fan and
well informed source of infor-
mation and bleeding heart lib-
eral Johnny Miller, who never
forgets a name or drink and
has a kind word for every-
body, has abandoned his day-
time bartending duties at the
Palace and now splits his time
between two other popular
watering holes, the Karibrew
at the corner of Alachua and
North Third Street and the
Green Turtle, next to the
Florida House on South Third
Street, so go visit the person-
able Mr. Miller, who shakes
one of the best cocktails on
The last time scooters
were available downtown was
about four years ago when
the previous owners of the
Florida House rented them,
but they are about to return
as soon as Daryll and Kelly
Hovey sell their
Frlcdericksbir.g, Va., house
andc start work on converting
the old title office at the cor-
ner of Ash and South Fifth
Street into a scooter and bicy-
cle sales and rental facility.
The attractive young couple
said they looked all over
Florida for a site they felt
would make the "ideal spot to
work and live" and once they
discovered our island, the
decision was mutual and
instant, and they've already
contracted an architect and
are filling out the proper
papers with the city so stay
President Obama may be
the best gun salesman the
country has ever seen as
Yulee Second Amendment
Outfitters firing range and
gun shop owner Mike
Gorman says that ever since
the president went on TVfol-
lowing the Newtown (Conn.)
shootings and spoke in favor
of further gun control Mike's
had trouble keeping guns and
ammunition in stock and last
month sales were the best
since he purchased it and the
range has been packed as
well. Gun shops around the
country are experiencing sim-
ilar activity as the FBI, which
does background checks on
those making purchases, says
December was its heaviest
month of new checks so far
with sales continuing to rise
whenever anti-gun politicians
shoot off their mouths.
A lot of locals swear by the
wings at South Eighth
Street's Halftime Sports Bar
& Grill, which has close to 20
varieties of the flappers
including some with interest-
ing monikers including Hot
Wong, Boom-Boom, EEH-
OHH and Mango Habanero
among others. Owners Jon
and Bretta Walker also have
one called Fire that I haven't
tried yet but which I under-
stand is a blisterer. Personally
I think the pulled pork BBQ
they get from local caterer
Billy Bob's is one of the best
I've found locally. Stop by dur-
ing their happy hours from 4-
7 p.m., except Tuesday when
they're closed, and check out
the wings for just 65 cents
each and wash 'em down with
the happy hour beer special.
Things I wish I'd said:
"Western Europe has done
such a good job redistributing
its assets that the European
Union now has a Spanish
economy, a Swedish foreign
policy, an Italian army and
Irish gigolos." PJ.
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FRIDAY. JANUARY II. 2013/N EWS-LEADER
Historical plaque for a patriot's grave
Daughters of American
T he Amelia Island Chapter
Revolution is pleased to)
announce the formal marking
of the Bosque Bello Cemetery grave of
Amos Latham with a National Society of
Daughters of American Revolution his-
torical plaque. With a goal of preserving
our county's rich history, this was the
third Revolutionary War patriot's grave
in Nassau County to be marked by the
local chapter; previously marking John
Vaughan and Burins Higginbotham's
Amos Latham's life reads as if it
came directly from the pages of an
American history textbook. He was
born on July 18, 1759 in Groton, New
London County, Conn. In May 1777,
Latham enlisted for three years as a cor-
poral in the Continental Army at
Groton in the Huntirigton's 1st
Connecticut regiment. By Cht:istmas
1777, Latham's regiment was at Valley
Forge where he spent that long, cold
winter. On June 28, 1778, he was wound-
ed at the Battle of Monmouth with an
"injury in the leg which rendered' him
unfit for duties of the field." To continue
his military service, Latham transferred
to the Marines.
From October 1778 until August
1781,-Latham served aboard the
Continental frigate, "Confederacy," as a
sergeant of marines. According to family.
stories, Amos Latham was released in
By 1808, Latham had received a land
grant of 200 acres on the south banks of
the Satilla River in Camden County, Ga.
This was where he married and started
his family. Most of this information was
obtained from Latham's 1819 American
Revolution pension application. Between
1829 and 1838, he was the lighthouse
keeper on Cumberland Island, Ga. After
this 80-foot-tall lighthouse was disman-
tled brick by brick, then ferried across
the St..Marys River, it was re-erected on
the highest point of Amelia Island.
Latham had his $96-per-year pension
transferred fromnGeorgia to Nassau
County, Territory of Florida on May 6,
1840 and continued to nan this light-
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GASAR Senior Vice President James E. Stallings, above from left, Helen
Sintes, Chris Belcher, Historian Cindy Glenn, Regent Jane Collins; and sec-
ond row, Chaplain Courtney Fassbender, 2nd Vice Regent Carol Elefterion
and Vice Regent Marie Santry at the formal marking of the grave of Amos
Latham in Bosque Bello Cemetery. Below, the marker is unveiled.
He died in 1842 and was interred on
the grounds of the Amelia Island
Lighthouse. Many years later, both he
and his wife were re-interred alongside
other family members in Bosque Bello
Among the dignitaries attending the
Latham grave marking ceremony were
Florida State Society DAR Historian
Dawn Lemongello and Membership
Chairman Bobbie Schofield, local histo-
rian Chris Belcher who put "some meat
on Amos' bones" in his biographical
presentation; descendants Helen Sintes
and Dr. Richard Blocker: Georgia State
Society Sons of the American Revolution
Senior Vice President James E.
Stallings; Kings Bay Naval Submarine
Base Color Guard; and Amy Schnell
with members of the Organizing
Vaughan-Latham Society Children of the
The ceremony was organized by
Amelia Island Chapter Historian Cindy
Glenn and led by Regent Jane Collins.
Following the ceremony, a reception
was held at the Amelia Island Museum
Historic preservation is one of the
three major objectives of the society.
Those interested in membership in the
society should contact the Registrar at
AIDAR, P.O. Box 16664, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035 or through the website
at www.ameliaisland nsdar.org.
The Amelia Island
Chapter National Society
Daughters of the American
Revolution will meet at
10:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at the
Golf Club of Amelia.
Vice Regent Marie
Santry will tell about life in
Fernandiria 200 years ago
as they experienced.it dur-
ing the Patriot War.
All members of NSDAR
and prospective members
are invited. Luncheons are
kids ages 4-15
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Miss Eldridge, Mr. Gregory
Crystal Cullen Eldridge
and Timothy Allen Gregory,
both of Fernandina Beach,
will be married at 5:30 p.m.
April 5, 2013, at Belmont
Mansion in Nashville, Tenn.
The reception will be held
April 20 at Stay 'N Country
Ranch in Yulee.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Allen and Sandy
Eldridge of Fernandina
The bridegroom-elect is
the son of Jimmy and Sabrina
Tymira Henry Roberts of
Yulee and Clarence A.B.
Jones of Fernandina Beach
will be married March 23,
2013, at The Journey Church
in Fernandina Beach.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Michael Comer
of Savannah, Ga., and Debo-
rah Roberts of Yulee.
The bridegroom-elect is
the son of Veronica V. Gra-
zette of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Pat and Harry Gibbs of
Fernandina Beachare cqe.-
brating their 50th wedding
anniversary. They were mar-
ried Jan. 11. 1963, in Decatur,
Ga., with the Rev. Wendell
Bagwell officiating. She is the
former pat Jones.
Their children are Michele
and John Holbrook of
Fernandina Beach and
Michael and Paige Gibbs of
Carson, Cole and Chandler. Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs
Navy Seaman Kyle M.
Decker, son ofAdrianne L.
Lathrop of Jacksonville and
Kevin B. Decker of Callahan,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at RecruitS..
Training Command, Great
'During the eight-week pro-
gram, Decker completed a
variety df training, w h 11,h
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.
"Battle Stations" is de-
signed to galvanize the basic,
warrior attributes of sacrifice,
.1. Ii...vi., i, teamwork and -
endurance in each recruit
through the practical applica-
tion of basic Navy skills and -
the core values of honor,
courage and commitment. Its
distinctly "Navy" flavor was
designed to take into account
what it means to be a sailor.
Decker i? a 2006 graduate
of Frank H. Peterson High
School of Jacksonville. -.
Emergency relief funds
available for Nassau
The Nassau County
Volunteer Center has
announced that Congress has
appropriated funds to supple-
ment and expand emergency
food and shelter programs for
use in fiscal year 2013 (Phase
The Emergency Food and
Shelter Program National
Board is again reserving
these funds for the State Set-
Aside (SSA) process. This
process allows for additional
flexibility in selecting jurisdic-
tions for funding. The
National Board requires prior
to selecting jurisdictions for
funding, that the SSA
Committee consider jurisdic-
that previously qualified
for the program, but no
longer meet the established
formula and demonstrate
high levels of need;
with unusually high lev-
els of unemployment or
poverty, but do not meet the
' minimum 300 unemployed
that have pockets of
homelessness or poverty and
do not qualify for direct fund-
are experiencing recent
negative economic changes,
such as plant closings.
Through direct and SSA
awards, Nassau County will
receive $9,528. SSA awards
are based upon the unemploy-
ment in the non-qualifying
jurisdictions of the state.
A local board made up of
United Way, government enti-
ties, American Red Cross,
Catholic Charities and the
Ministerial Alliance will deter-
mine how the funds awarded
to Nassau are to be distrib-
Deadline for wedding II
Is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior to pi
announcement of the weddir
will bO published free of charge
run at a tee of $6.34 per colur
bride or couple may be subrr
column by 2 1/2 Inches. Large
of $6.34 per column inch. Ca
uted among the emergency
food and shelter programs
run by local service agencies
in the area.
This local board is respon-
sible for recommending agen-
cies to receive these funds
and any additional funds avail-
able under this phase of the
Under the terms of the
grant from the National
Board, local agencies chosen
to receive funds must: 1) be
private voluntary nonprofits
or units of government, 2)
have an accounting system, 3)
4) have demonstrated the
capability to deliver emer-
gency food and/shelter pro-
grams, and 5) if they are a pri-
vate voluntary organization,
they must have a voluntary
board. Qualifying agencies
are urged to apply.
Nassau County has distrib-
uted Emergency Food and
Shelter funds previously to
the Barnabas Center, the
Nassau County Council on
Aging, Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency,
Micah's Place, Field of Joy
Ministries, the Salvation
Army Ilope Ilouse, Lifeline
Center, and Family Support
Public or private voluntary
agencies interested in apply-
ing for Emergency Food and
Shelter Program Phase 30
funds must contact Gail
Shults at the Nassau County
Volunteer Center, 261-2771 for
The deadline for applica-
tions to be received is
Wednesday, Jan. 30.
nTormatlon and photos
ubllcatlon on Friday. A brief
ng engagement or ceremony
ge. Additional Information may
mn Inch. A photograph of the
fitted and will run free at one
r photos will be charged a lee
all 261-3696 for Informatlon.
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T'OM \WO ()D
My father-in-law passed away late Monday
night. We were with him at the hospital when
he succumbed to the twin ravages of pneumo-
nia and kidney failure. In the end, his breath-,
ing gradually plowed to a stop and he slipped
quietly away with my wife, her eldest sister
and I at his bedside.
I ..,, c ih, ,_it .: ; ilin hlis, .biu,] \' fi,
lihe ;ipl iJs ll tji i a'u iliis1^
what I d -av about hint
Richard Roy Stimer died Tuesday evening.
He was 85. He was a veteran of the.Korean
War and a loving husband to his wife, Lois, to.
whom he was married for 68 years. Together
they had four children, nine grandchildren
and a half dozen.or so great-grandchildren.
I met Dick,or Grandfather'as we Usually
called him, 35 years ago when I appeal ed on'
his porch step to. take my wife on'olir first date
together. I liked him immediately. He was
friendly, chatty and treated me like a son from
that day on:- ,
He was a successful businessman and
entrepreneur. He loved to play the stock mar-
ket and invest. Real estatewas his passion. He
had a keen eye for property.and hiouseP He
and 1 drove to Atlanta a long time ago to look
at homes there, where my wife and I lived
briefly. At the end of one long day, in which we
drove all over the Atlanta bedroom community
of Fayetteville and looked at so many hou-ses
my eyeballs felt raw, we finally iound tht- per-
fect,house for my family I dkl the unthinkable
that day at his urging. The house was such
long to Grandfather
good deal that we feared it terrifying job 'dne without anyone getting
would get away, so I bought it hurt. We've howled with laughter retelling that
S without njy wife ever seeing story over the years.
it except in photos until the My father-in-law was an avid golfer and
clay we moved in. We've intrduced me to the sport. I never was very
Shared lots of laughs about good at it and constalitly reminded him that it
that caper over the years. was called golf because all the other four-letter
"i^.J J D'ck .'.a art arden. t dil'i- w,,rd- hd beer tikiket H,:'d r-.poni d w ;llh hi-
Sdo i yours elf by vocal Helove- Itl aNd the bach' and -li h br
C.UP OF ,,oj,.-r\ing your sons-in-law I never sw hini catch a dang thin I,, nc-
JOE doing most of the heavy asked him what the heck he wi:-s Iuiln ,I. hl:il
.work. He once owned a and,'with a sly grin he showed me a piece of
beach house in South Ponte hotdog. Go figure :,
Joe Palmer Vedra Beach.'It was shaped W used tn love to seine for fish. We caught
like a ced:,r-shingled mailb'., tons of them, along with a particularly aggres-
on tall piling- driven deep into the gr found. As sive stingray one day that barbed Dick so
anyone who'sever lived r the beach knows. badly we had to take him to the emriere.-n.y
bi'utalwinter winds can be a bH)ger ni shin- room
gles and roofing tiles. One day Dick decided to. H.- told me once about sLur'%iv'in a bomber
replace the cedar shakes on the house-that c ash in Kor-e. how the plane broke into
had.been destroyed or loosened. He enlisted pieces- as it hurtled along thl- ground He.
the help of one of my brothers-in-aw and me. rniraculou-ly walked away froi iit The story
The wind wasn't blowing too hard when we gave nIt gir-csebumnp-
got started on the job perched on ladders 30 A while ago. I told Dic that, in many ways,
feet up in the air. Halfway into our project;' it he'd been very mcdh a father to me and I
was whipping. D, yNiu think wi sto,.pped for it? :hankr-d him He was a softr oul and I
Oh lio, we kept right on working as he exhort- reniemrber how he git a litle choked up when
ed us with cupped hands from the'ground 1-.: r-plied Today, that's one conversation I'm
below: "You missed one over there! That's it. glad I didn't put off having with him.
Further to right! There's another one up there Now he's gone from.us. Goodbye, grandfa-
above you My leg-s felt like 1 ubber. I'm her We miss y.
-cared ofi all laddl.i>. I don't know what the ; Oh, veabbhhh,
heck wewere- thinking that day but we got a r y ur"..-..:.
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Group of local resident- havev re-
ated a grassroots orLganization.
Concerned Citizens (who are) Against
Assault Weapons (CCAAW). This
group represents a diverse group of cit-
izens and is not pursuifig this agenda
based on the views of any political
party but as a means of promoting safe-
ty and lessening violence in our com-
One month ago a disturbed young
man shot his way into Sandy Hook
Elementary School in Connecticut and
murdered 20 children aged 5 to 6.
Adam Lanza also shot and killed six
adults working at the school. The pri-
mary weapon used in the attack was a
semi-automatic Bush master AR-15
assault-type weapon capable of firing 45
rounds per minute in semiautomatic
mode. He also used two other semi-
automatic firearms with multiple large-
capacity magazines. It took ;r only a
few minutesto mow down 20 little chil-
dren with these rapid-firing weapons
that pumped anywhere between 3 to 11
bullets into each child.
On the same day one. month ago.,
another disturbed young imi'aran ,wio
into another elementary school, this
one in.Chenpeng, China. He was wield-:'
ing a knife. He stabbed stabbed 23
young children. Another terrible occa-
sion. However, the difference is all of
those children survived the attack.
Here in the United States there has-
been an ever increasing nfniber of
mass murders by gunmen over the
last three decades. Since 1982, theie,
have been at least 62 mass shootings
across America in 30 states, including
four incidents right here in Florida
which left 28 dead, 22 injured.Twenty-
five of these mass shootings have
occurred since 2006.
The increasing number of deaths
resulting from such incidents is made
possible by semi-automatic weapons
with large-capacity ammunition mag-
azines which enable the gunman-to
rapidly fire off What could be as many
as 100-rounds without having to reload.
These weapons, designed for military
use, have produced the worst mass
murders ever committed in the United
States. They have no place in the civil-
As a nation we were all horrified
and shocked by the shooting in
Newtown four weeks ago. We deplored
such savagery, hugged our children
and grandchildren and kept them
close. But since that terrible day we
lucky ones have all enjoyed the
Christmas and New Year's celebra-
tions and the tragedy has receded
somewhat in our consciousness.
We owe it to those 20 children, six
adults and their grieving families to
take action now to help prevent such
tragedies in the future. We can do this
by passing common sense legislation
that will ban assault weapons and high-
capacity ammunition magazines.
CCAAW is passing around a peti-
tion to ban these horrific rapid-firing
assault weapons. On Thursday the
group expressed its views to Rep. Janet
Adkins and Sen. Aaron Bean at the
Nassau County Legislative Delegation
General Session Hearing and Public
Forum, where they were asked for
their support. On Monday, Jan. 14
CCAAW will be at various sites around
town collecting signatures. We are con-
tacting churches throughout our area
asking for their support.
Now the group is asking you, our
community, to support this home-
grown effort. We ask you to sign ourt
petition and take the initiative to talk
with your friends, family itand nr-iglh-
b rsIb;.ib utlt pi o tlttingour children ain p t.
oii coni-ounity by banning theM rapid- "
firing milil:ir3 w-ipo(nns from the civil-
to gun control
Since the Newtown shoutings theie
have been a number of lei ta s written
to this publication and othe regard-
ing gun control and whit should be
done to make ourworld saltk Most ol
the letter writers focus on onti or two
things: either a ban on assault weapon,
and high-capacity magazine-, or dE tec-
tion and handling of mentally ill people
who may become.a threat I dun't claim
to have any special insight-, but I do
think the point is being nii-sd We
can legislate .;epojis until the cows
come home ,;rid weean hope to detect :
people with mi, nIll drefcts b:lot e they
do something bad, but lti;ilitlally 1
think there is something better that
can be done.
i' st week I wedl-to see the Jaek '
Reacher movie that just came out You
may recall that the opening of this
movie was delayed because of the
Newtown shootings, and the way the
,movie starts Five people art shot by
a sniper, using.a niper's weapon. I wit-
nessed a person, presunabl. a parent.
come in to see thi2:elovie with rhree.
boys,.probably in the 8-10-year-old'
range. Whal this moronic parent was
thinking, ctxp,,ing those kid- to.this
kind ofviIl'. nie, I don't know But it is
clear to me tha' -ine education, and
some parental control and screening,
could go a lh.ng way toward addressing
some of th.: ill, Iut, society Legislating
assaultwtaporn co.nnirl. and ksting for
mental d,-ii.ieuncies. could perhaps
have aposili\- elkcct, but parents apply-
ing a little common sense and doing a
better job of teaching and leading their
kids could pl .bably have a rmucih big.
ger impact. :C
Dayspring Secret Santa
Ijust want to saythank you to all of
the Amelia Island Nassau County
Realtors, Fernandina Beach Womenr'-
Golf Association and friends of the this
great community. My mom, Pat Gibbs,
and I could not have done thiswithout
you ("Sharing Christmpas with less.for-
tunate," Dc. 12). Each resident at
Dayspring experienced the joy of
Christmas because of your kindness
and thoughtfulness. The outpouring
of support we had awed me! I love this
community and what it represents and
again, I want to say thankkyou!
The Obama administration is going
to try to ram a gun control down our
throats just like they rammed the
affordable health care. We have seen
just what effects this has had on jobs.
Obama and his cronies want all our
guns, they have been at it for years, but
what they won't tell you is the last
assault weapons ban did nothing to
fight crime, actually it works just in
reverse crime rates soar. In areas
that are gun free, we call them killing
zones, people are not allowed to pro-
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tect them-.elves. people who have
taken concealed weapons course- .
paid the fees been ingorprinted, our'
backgrounds hve been looked
through a microscope But as law-abid-
ing citizens. they want to take ourgurit
When Obama was a senator. he
tried hard to take them, when he could
not pull that off. lie went aftt-i the
ammo There are people like
Democratic Sen D)ianne Feinstein ot
.California, Barbara Boxie. Nancy
Pelosi, al frorn the communist stale o
California They want to dictate wlhal
firearins we can have, actually
Feinstein -aid ifitwere up to her she
would lake all our guns..
We 'have a right that our founding
fathers were smart enough to realize,
that a govern nment that dictates i< not
a go\eti nmcnl of llte people oi by the
people. \hen the government does a<
they please, and is not; held account-:.
able. then ii's not a free state.-They
v.ant to tell yo.u what you can eat,
drink, smoke, chew, drive,.use to light
your home.' Enough is enough.
SOur most important right is' our
Second Amendment Right to Bear
Arms! For their protection and for the
purpose of having a well-trained mili-
tia the people'of the states may keep
and bear arms! The Second
Amendment is all about protection
from a government that feels it can
do anything to the law-abiding citi-
zens If Obama triesto pullIthis ciap,
executive ord'er.toinfringe on ur
Constitutional right,' e demand- an
immediate impeachment, he has over-
stepped his powers and no one has
We the people, not him the dictator.
I waswriting about this very thing
four years ago. !hisman is a real dan-
ger to the sovereignty of the United
States of America. We the people are
going to do what we should have done,
we are going to stand up for all of the
citizens of ihi- great nation. They
might not understand it, but we are
protecting everyone's rights, from the
First all the way to the 27th, from "We
the People" all,the way to the closing
words in Article VII We have hereunto
siubscribed our. names, from. G.
-Washington to Gouv Morris.
Every country that has denied its
people the .right to bear arms, next
came unlawful detention, then fol-
lowed by execution. Our rights have Retoratiop Foundation then inil aind.
been trampled long enough Our reli- decideded to initiate a formal Rrequest
gious freeftom-.hWtv,.e been undei-Jfpir. ,ig5 -a(^f"g pI'ac:.ss Yli' R. RI P
attack Iron this-administiation, our s. wassent to me'nda flw othel pculp-
free speech It time to stand utp, .'torsexperienced in bronze mol.(iimnrnt
whethrll. you agree with our Second.- production *
Amendment or not. you better stand As I began to more llihruu.lhtl
with us now, because if you think for research David Yulee it lultill the
an instant that this man would stop at requlremnelt. of the R.FP, Idi-S Ivtr d ,
oiily the Second please open your a shocking '.uth: David YuIlve -aa not
damn eyes only a slave owner, but on)e ifltli rni.)l:
We -e ed to .heed our- beloved ardent prooinerits and delenidi- ,of
Pleside-nt Ronald Reagan, when he slavery in his'day (he publicly ahdv--
said. 'Freedom is never more than cated and promotedthe spread uf- av-
one generation away from extinction. ery). Further. the railroad Ihat .viwas.
We didn't pas it t!o 0o.1 children in the attributed to him was built with the
bloodstream. It must:be fought for, cruelty of slave labor According to a
protected and handed on for them to study from the University of Florida at
do the same." .. Gainesville, ulee's railroad, like
I served this great nation in the much of the South, was built on the
U:.S. Air.Fore, and, swore to defend back of slave lab lr nlewise, his plan-
against all enemies both foreign and nations were built and, maintained'by
domestic, but.ev-r really thought wef sta,)y' (Source ; http://fch.ju.
would havetofigt fromwithin. I real-.. ediAFCHi200)6/ Wiseman-iD:ivid%-
lythought the American people were 201Levyx3 0Yulee.hlntm
smarter than to elect a ttue enemy of Froml Wikipedia: "He worked-to
the people, and freedom! gain statehood for the territory and
J.L Brown to protect the expansion of slavery in
Nassauville newstates." s:
SiI With this knowledge, I not only
Yulee tue'afont to decided to reject any further involve-
democracy ment, but I was determined to report
emo Y this misguided idea for a bronze mon-
I am a professional sculptor living ument in the hope that it will be
near Fernandina Beach. I had just stopped.
started teaching sculpture classes at We know much of what has hap-
the Island Art Association last sum- opened to the Jewish people throughout
roger whepl was approached about the l,_hi sry, most notably the accounts of
pssibilitybf creatin a bronze ron- bardshipiment.Why would
umenr of t)a id v.ul:e. a ~rminent ;:g ny 'men w.t d' wish communi-
I loridian nnd figure of the Siouth in tywnt ciatith or promote a
the mid-1800s. A life-size bronze figure man who condoned the use of other
was envisioned, with David Yulee sit- human beings as beasts of burden?
ting on a bronze bench, much like the In my formative years, I was great-
popular bronze "Ben Franklin" mon- ly influenced and inspired by promi-
ument that exists in several locations nent Jewish"teachers and intellectu-
across America. David Yulee is als such as Dr. Carl Sagan and Dr.
referred to as the "Father of Florida's Stephen Jay Gould. I remembered and
Trains," and was the first Jewish embraced the Jewish community's
United States Senator, so it seemed constant reminder to all Americans of
like a good project. I submitted a pre- past atrocities inflictedon other human
liminary proposal, not knowing much ,beings through evil institutions like
more than the sculpture's specifica- slavery. Where is this voice now?
tions. Instead of depicting the robber
SI briefly met with a member of the barons and slave owners of the South,
Amelia Island-Fernandina Restoration let's memorialize the hard-working
Foundation .The grouiywadiscussing' .Rleobl that-ndured and died to devel-
raising $50,000 to pay for the sculpture 6p Flotida's railroads and give credit
and its installation near the trairista- where t's,dye..
tion in downtown Fernandina. Chuck Oldham
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SSean Poynter of Fernandina Beach was a leader on the Standup World Tour last season but he was edged by a couple of points in the final event
to finish as runner-up to Brazil's Leco Salazar. Seventh the year before and second in 2012, Poynter plans to capture that world title in 2013.
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Sean Poynter battled Bra-
zilian Leco Salazar all season
on the 2012 Standup World
Tour. Salazar edged Poynter
by a mere two points to take
the world title.
"It was close though," said
Poynter, 23, of Fernandina
Beach. "Leco Salazar and
myself tied for overall points
and it had to go to a count
back to break the tie.
"I was leading half the
year. We had two events back
to back. Brazil and then final
stop of the tour, Destination X
in the British Virgin Islands."
Poynter was ahead in
points heading into the event
"I didn't have the best of
showing there," Poynter said.
"It narrowed the gap."
Salazar won that event.
"Coming into the final
event in the Caribbean, it was
really neck and neck,"
Poynter said. "The world
champion would be decided
by who basically takes down
those critical heats."
It came down to the final
heat of the championship.
"I was kind of off-rhythm
with the set," Poynter said.
"Neco had good wave selec-
tion. Really good maneuvers
for him. It was close but he
ended up edging me out with
his 16 points to my 14-point
Poynter finished second
overall for the year and third
in the Caribbean finale.
"Brazilians are super pas-
sionate about their country,"
Poynter said. 'To have two
Brazilians in the finals, I kind
of already knew it was over."
In just his second full sea-
son on the professional tour
- he was seventh on the
planet in 2011 Poynter is a
strong contender on the
world stage. He won in Tahiti
and led in points half the sea-
"Next year I'm going to
come back super strong and
not even bring it to that point,
the final stop," Poynter said.
"I want to smash it.
"I'm dialing in my game
and it's paying off."
The tour made five stops
in 2012 -Tahiti, France,
Hawaii, California and the
Caribbean. And with his work
on the research and design
team for sponsor Starboard,
Poynter is seeing the world.
"Last year I visited 10
countries, including multiple
trips to Hawaii," said Poynter,
who calls San Diego his
home base. "My passport
looks pretty ridiculous. I
have three pages left and I
know I'm going to Bali. I got
my passport in 2010 and it's
already getting full."
There are six events in
2013, including a stop in
"I'm looking forward to
that," Poynter said.
The season kicks off mid
February in Hawaii. The
2013 tour will also stop in
Brazil, California and France.
"Destination X, I think,
will be in Morocco," he said.
When he's not competing,
Poynter doesn't sit idle. He
travels to locations like
Thailand and Indonesia, pro-
moting water sports for
Starboard and helping design
"I'm helping those guys
design and build a short-
board line and research and
development for standup pad-
dleboards I ride," Poynter
said. "It's a lot of fun to be a
part of. I've learned a lot. It's
opened my world to a lot of
"I have a good time doing
it, sharing the aloha spirit, as
they say in Hawaii. Getting to
push the evolution of this
"We're leading the charge
of this new sport. It's revolu-
tionary. A lot of groundbreak-
ing stuff. It's in the infant
stages of the sport."
Poynter moved with his
family to Amelia Island when
he was 10 years old.
"We moved from Cincin-
nati," he said. "My dad got a
Poynter played soccer but
it was surfing that lured him.
The Poynter family lived just
one block from the surf.
i 12 y days to
Poynter was hooked.
The Poynters opened Cafe
Karibo 12 years ago and
Poynter has dabbled in the
family business over the
"I started washing the
dish pit when I was 12," he
But the restaurant busi-
ness wasn't his calling.
"I always had a dream of
surfing for a living," Poynter
said. "I've achieved that. I
guess dreams come true."
For information on the
Standup World Tour, visit
The Fernandina Beach
High School girls soccer
team blanked another oppo-
nent this week. The FBHS
Lady Pirates shut out host
University Christian 8-0
Ashley Kinsley had three'
goals, Janica Castro two and
the Lady Pirates got one each
from 'eddi Lesoine, Taylor
Kinsley and Amy Strozinsky.
Strozinsky, Emily Wilson and
Lesoine each provided
assists. Wilson had two saves
The Lady Pirates traveled
to St. Augustine Thursday.
They host the district tourna-
merit next week with matches
Monday and Tuesday en
route to the championship
game at 6 p.m. Thursday.
The Fernandina Beach
Middle School boys basket-
ball team hosted Hilliard
Tuesday night and was able
to improve its record to 3-1
after a 41-27 victory.
'The boys have been
working hard over the break,
so I was happy to see that
work pay off with a big win,"
Coach Raleigh Grqen said.
Antonio Vendola had nine
points, seven steals, five
assists and three rebounds
for FBMS. Garrett Howard
had six points, three re-
bounds, two assists, two
steals; Brylen Ericksen four,
points, 11 rebounds, five
blocks, three assists; Kyle
Richardson five points, two
rebounds, four steals, four
assists; Hogan Alvarez four
points, six rebounds; Tyler
Callaway four points, two re-
bounds, four steals.
FBMS travels to Yulee
toddy, Hilliard Saturday and
Callahan Monday. Today's
game is slated for 2:30 p.m. in
front of the student body. The
varsity girls tilt is at 4 p.m.
Fernandina Beach High
School's boys basketball team
was edged 37-35 by .
University Christian Tuesday.
UC led 18-15 at halftime
but the Pirates answered in
the third, outscoring the
Christians 12-7. The Chris-
tians held on in the fourth,
outshooting the visiting
Fabian Petravic led the
Pirates with 11 points, five
rebounds, an assist and a
block. John Zimmerman and
Kyle Baker scored seven
points and pulled down two
boards apiece. Baker also had
three assists. Mack Casey
had five assists. Alex Brown
had four rebounds.
The Pirates play at Yulee
IHigh School tonight. The jun-
ior varsity boys play at 4:30
p.m., the varsity girls at 6 p.m.
and the varsity boys tilt is at
The Pirates travel to
Trinity Christian Monday and
return home Tuesday to host
Episcopal. The West Nassau
Warriors are in town a week
The FBHS girls basket-
ball team fell to Bishop
Snyder 46-30 Tuesday.
Karri Nantz led the FBHS
Lady Pirates with 14 points.
Julie Fournier chipped in 10.
The FBI IS girls play at
Yulee at 6 p.m. today. They
host Episcopal Monday.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013 SPORTS News-Leader
Elm Street Lttle League
Elm Street Little League will hold registra-
tion at the MLK Center Monday through Friday
from noon to 5:30 p.m. Girls softball ages 9-12
(majors) and 13-15 (senior) and baseball ages
9-12 (majors), T-ball (ages 5-8, girls 6-7). Cost
is $40 and $45 with additional siblings.
Coaches, managers and umpires are needed.
For information, contact Wayne Peterson at
753-1663 or Mark Puca or (904) 849-7593.
Packer Fan Club
Join the Packer Fan Club of Fernandina
Beach Saturday at Beef O'Brady's in the 14th
Street shopping center. The Green Bay
Packers take on the San Francisco 49ers at 8
p.m. Wear your Packer gear.
Yulee Lttle League
Yulee Little League will hold sign-ups at the
Yulee Sports Complex on Goodbread Road in
Yulee for the spring softball and baseball sea-
sons from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12, Jan. 19
and Jan. 26 and from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 28
through Feb. 1. Tryouts are from 4:30-6:30
p.m. Feb. 14 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb.
2. Cost is $85 per child. Three proofs of resi-
dency and original birth certificate required for
children ages 4-16.
Regstefor YMCAspring sports
The McArthur Family YMCA has opened
registration for spring sports, flag football, vol-
leyball and soccer. At registration, parents are
encouraged to note the site closest to home
(Femandina or Yule) .
Practices will be held on Tuesdays at the
team's home field; games will be held on
Friday and can be scheduled at either site.
Practices begin March 5 with games beginning
Flag football and volleyball begin March 4
with games beginning March 14. All seasons
end the week of May 6. Participants will
receive a jersey and commemorative trophy.
Early bird fee until Jan. 13 is $55 for mem-
bers and $110 for non-members. Regular fees
Jan. 14-19 are $65 for members and $120 for
non-members. Visit the McArthur Family to
register or call 261-1080 for questions.
Sign up forBabeRuth
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth is holding
registration for the spring season. Register at
www.fbbri.com through Jan. 26. On-site regis-
tration at the Buccaneer Sports Complex, 1008
Beech St., will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jan. 12, Jan. 19 and Jan. 26.
Boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to
participate in the local level of competition for
the 2013 Knights of Columbus Free-Throw
Championship. The local competition will be
held from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Peck
Center gym, 510 S. 10th St., Femandina
All boys and girls age 10-14 are eligible and
will compete in their respective age divisions.
Last year more than 170,000 sharp shooters
participated in more than 3,000 local competi-
All contestants'on the local level are recog-
nized for their participation in the event. There
is no entry fee but parents are required to fur-
nish proof of age and written consent.
For entry forms of information, contact Tom
Smeeton at 321-4139 or Tom Sintes at 277-
Pro wresdng n Yulee
Continental Championship Wrestling
returns Jan. 19 to Yulee High School with a
7:30 p.m. belltime. The 21st annual Stampede
will feature a 20-man top rope battle; the win-
ner will receive $10,000 and the Southern
States Championship title. Also CCW champi-
on Johnathan Wells will put his title on the line
against "Flash and Cash" Hayden Price; Julian
Marcs will take on one-half of the tag team
champs "The Revelator" Kevin Tool; "Rock and
Roll" Chris Turner will be battling against "Big"
This card will also feature a three tag team-
elimination match along with Cuzin Ricky J.,
Romeo de la Guerra, Maddogg Miller, John
Douglas and, returning to the ring, Jamie
McKinnon, and Mark Bass.
Tickets are $8 at the door and $7 in
advance from the Yulee wrestling team. For
information visit www.ccwrestlirtg.biz.
Senior. Christan bowling league
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.
Prateson the Run
The 10th annual Pirates on the Run is set
for Feb. 9, featuring a pancake breakfast,
beautiful nature-trail routes and pirates award-
ing Mardi Gras beads to finishers. The Ned
Tyson Memorial Pirates on the Run 5K/10K
starts at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9 with the start and fin-
ish lines at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
The first 500 people to register will receive a
technical-fabric T-shirt. Walkers are welcome
as well as runners and all registered entrants
get a free pancake breakfast after the race.
Breakfasts for guests who aren't registered in
the run will be $5 each.
Both the 5K and 10K courses run through
Fernandina Beach's streets and onto the
Egans Creek Green-way, where runners will
enjoy beautiful views of nature and wildlife
through a grass cross-country route. The
Greenway nature trail is hard-packed, but por-
tions will be muddy if there's been rain.
Members of the Fernandina Pirates Club in
full regalia will be on hand to start the race -
with their pirate cannon, of course and
cheer the runners and walkers.
Scoring will be done with Champion Chip
timing and runners must wear a chip on their
shoe to be timed in the race results.
Disposable chills will be used this year, so they
don't need to be returned after the race. You
can pick up your chip at the same time you get
your race packet and, if you have your own
chip, you can preregister with your chip num-
ber and deduct $2 from your entry fee.
Personal chips can't be used if you sign up on
Strollers and dogs aren't allowed on the
race course and headphones are discouraged.
The Greenway surface is especially non-con-
ducive to strollers.
The event is run and walked in memory of
Ned Tyson, who came up with the idea for the
race in 2004 and helped nurture it for its first
three years. The Amelia Island Runners club
assumed management of the event in 2007
and it has become one of the community's
most popular races.
Awards go to the overall male and female
winners, masters (age 40 and up) and grand-
masters (50 and up) and to the top three male
and female finishers in 15 age groups. There
won't be duplicate awards.
Registration is $20 per person through Jan.
23 and $25 per person from Jan. 24 through
race day. Members of Amelia Island Runners
get a $5 discount (not available with online reg-
istration). Proceeds will benefit Amelia Island
Runners' youth scholarships and St. Peter's
Episcopal Church mission trips.
Entry forms are available at Current Run-
ning, 815 S. Eighth St., the McArthur Family
YMCA on Citrona Drive, Club 14 Fitness on
South 14th Street and at AmelialslandRunners.
com, where online registration and further
details are also available. Visit the website or
call (904) 412-5069.
Nassau Challenger Bowling League for the
physically and mentally challenged meets the
second Saturday each month from 3-5 p.m. at
the Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee. Call
Melinda Willaford at 261-3136 for information.
Jackonville to host Davis Cup match
Jacksonville has been selected as the site
for the 2013 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first-
round match between the United States and
Brazil Feb. 1-3. The matches will be played at
the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena,
which will have an expected capacity of
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 -
The best-of-five match series begins Feb. 1
with two singles matches featuring each coun-
try'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 followed
by the No. 2 players going head-to-head. All
matches are best-of-five sets until one country
wins three matches.
The U.S.-Brazil winner will face either
Serbia or Belgium in the quarterfinals April 5-7.
Bowl for Kids' Sake helps Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Northeast Florida raise money need-
ed to recruit and screen volunteers, create life-
changing matches between Bigs and Littles
and provide ongoing support to children, fami-
lies and mentors. The event will be held at
Latitude 30 in Jacksonville Feb. 16, Feb. 23,
March 9 and March 16.
Register a team by visiting www.bbbsnefl.
org/bowl and follow the simple instructions.
Select a date and time to bowl along with a
fundraising goal. Each person is asked to raise
a minimum of $120 ($600 per team), but some
individuals have raised as much as $2,500.
Visit www.bbbsnefl.org or www.latitude-
30.com for information.
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Jan 11 at Yulee 4:30/7
Jan. 14 at Tnnity 6/7:30
Jan. 15 EPISCOPAL 6/7:30
Jan. 18 WEST NASSAU 6 6/7:30
Jan. 22 at West Nassau 6/7:30
Jan. 24 at Bishop Snyder 6/7:30
Jan. 25 YULEE 6/#:30
Jan. 28 atTerry Parker TBA
Feb.1 ..HILLIARD. e 6/80
Feb. 5 DISTRICTSEMIFINAL 7:00
Feb. 8 DISTRICT CHAMP. 7:00
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Jan. 11 at Yulee" 6:00
Jan. 14 EPISCOPAL 6/7:30
Jan. 17 WEST NASSAU' 6/7:30
Jan. 24 at Oakleaf 6/7:30
Jan. 25 at Trinity Christian 6:00
Jan. 29 District 4-4A at Yulee TBA
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Jan. 11 FERNANDINA BEACH 6:00
Jan 14 WEST NASSAU 6:00
Jan. 15 TERRY PARKER 6:00
Jan. 17 BAKER COUNTY 6:00
Jan. 22 BALDWIN 6:00
Jan. 24 at Ponte Vedra 6:00
Jan. 25, STANTON 6:30
Jan. 29 DISTRICT SEMIFINAL 7:00
Feb. 1 DISTRICT CHAMP. 7:00
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Jan. 11 at Paxon 5:30/7:20
Jan. 12 Episcopal JV tourney TBA
Jan. 14 at Providence 5:30/7:20
Jan. 15 at Wolfson 5 30/7:20
Jan. 17 TERRY PARKER 6:00
Jan. 21-25 District 3-2A at West Nassau
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
at University 6/7:30
at Ribault 6/7:30
at Keystone Heights 6/7:30
MLK Classic at EW College
at Camden 6/730
at Fernandina Beach 6/7:30
The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (www.fbfl.us) offers:
Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to7 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Closed weekends. Cost is $3
a day, $25 a month for city
residents ($31.25 non-city),
$120 for sixth months ($150
non-city) or $180 for 12
months ($225 non-city). Per-
sonal training is available; $30
per.session, $75 per week
(three sessions) or $200 a
month (two sessions a week).
Dietary analysis and food pro-
gram. Call Jay at 277-7364.
Check out Central Park
tennis court keys at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center ($5 deposit, refund-
able if returned within a year).
Aqua 1 water aerobics is
from 10-10:55 a.m. weekdays
at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center pool. Deep
water aerobics (aqua fitness
belts required) is Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays
from 11-11:55 a.m. Cost is
$50 per month (city residents)
and $62.50 (non-city) for one
class per day; $60 (city resi-
dents) and $75 (non-city) for
two classes; or $5 for one
class, $10 for two.
Private swimming les-
sons for children ages two
and up and adults in 30-
minute sessions cost $20 for
city residents, $25 for non-
city; four-pack $60 for city and
at Episcopal 6/7:30
UNIVERSITY (seniors) 6/7:30
District playoff at FBHS
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Jan. 10 at St. Augustine 6:00
Jan. 14 DISTRICT 3-2Aquarterfinal
Jan. 15 DISTRICT 3-2A semifinal
Jan. 17 DISTRICT 3-2A champ. 6:00
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
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 1-1A at Bolles 10am
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Jan. 11 atTrinityChristian 5:30
Jan. 14-18 District at FBHS
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Jan. 11 at Trinity Christian 7:20
Jan. 17 at Mandarin Christian 7:00
Jan. 14-18 District tournament
Boys & Girls Basketball
.11 at Yulee (in-school) 2:
.12 at Hilliard 4:
.14 at Callahan 5/6
17 YULEE (in-school) 2:3
18 COUNTY SEMIFINALS T
.19 County finals at Yulee T
22 at Camden 4/5
24 at St. Marys 4/5
.29 CAMDEN 4/5
31 ST MARYS 4/5
YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Boys & Girls Basketball
Jan. 11. FERNANDINA 2:30/4
Jan. 14 CHARLTON COUNTY4:30/5:30
Jan. 15 HILLIARD 4:30/5:30
Jan. 17 at Femandina 2:30/4
Jan. 18 Semifinals at FBMS 4:00-
Jan. 19 COUNTY CHAMP. 12/1:30
$75 non-city; eight-back $100
for city residents and $125 for
non-city. Schedule lessons at
the Atlantic center.
Fernandina Beach Scuba
Club meets at 6 p.m. the third
Tuesday at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Call Kathy Russell, 753-1143,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For PADI open water scu-
ba certification, participants
must provide masks, snorkels,
fins, booties and weight belts.
Fee is $250 (additional fee for
check-out dives). Register at
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Call Kathy Russell at
Maharaj Tennis at Cen-
tral Park offers adult clinics
Monday through Saturday,
$10 per day for one-hour clin-
ic and $15 for 1 1/2-hour clin-
ic. Private lessons available
for $60 with head pro Vishnu
Maharaj or $50 with an assis-
tant. Junior clinics are Mon-
days through Thursdays. Fee
is $8 per person per hour for
one hour; $12 for 1 1/2 hours.
Non-city residents assessed a
20 percent surcharge. Call
548-1472 or email
Aikido classes at the
Peck Center are Tuesdays
and Thursday from 6:30-8:30
p.m. forages 14 and up. Cost
is $25 per month for city resi-
dents, $30 non-city. Contact
Dan Kelley at (904) 400-1498
or diverdan9@ gmail.com.
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*.t. .intrusion from moonlight, and beautiful planetary gatherings graced the calendar, can there be any improvement? The truthful
answer is probably no, unless.there are some surprises. One of them could possibly be related to sunspot activity which is edging
** towards maximum during 2013. A bespectacled sun means it is more magnetically active and more likely to produce increased
*flare activity and coronal mass ejections. All of these can send charged particles-electrons, protons, and the nuclei of helium
atoms screaming towards the Earth. some to be funneled into Earth's magnetosphere to create the colorful, whimsical curtains of light we call auroi as.
For unknown reasons the fall produces the best displays of northern lights. You can sign up for space weather alerts at www.spaceweathei.com.
Another big surprise could come from comet C/2012 1. (ISON), a sungrazer set to round Sol at a scant 1.1 million miles on November 28. If the
comet survives perihelion, it could produce a magnificently long tail perpendicular to the horizon as it ascends higher and higher into the dawn sky
during the first two weeks of December. Its survival at that close range sun is the big "if."In addition, Comet PANSTARRS, C/2011 1A should become
an easy binocular target low to the horizon in the west after sunset during mid-March. Also the very predictable Perseid meteor shower, which rarely
disappoints, reaches maximum activity on the morning of August 13. The moon sets around 11 p.m. the previous night. During the winter months
Jupiter dominates the evening sky. followed by Saturn in the spring, and Venus, low inthe west after sunset during the summer and fall. The year 2013
may seem dull on the surface, but then watch out for those big surprises, www.astronomy.org
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Wednesday, January 16 1:00pm 4:00pm
2012 market report
U.S. auto sales for the cal-
endar year 2012 were 14.49
million, up 13 percent from
12.78 million in 2011.
Expectations for a healthy
gain were realized and the
gurus are projecting 15 mil-
lion for 2013. Although the
annual sales volume in the
U.S. is not back to the 16 mil-
lion average we experienced
2000 through 2007, we are
getting there. With the aver-
age age of the cars on the
road now at 11 years, more
sales volume is predictable,
short of economic or political
In the box below, the raw
data, focusing on the top eight
The chart shows 2012
sales versus 2011 sales and
the percentage variance on
those sales, followed by each
year's market share percent-
age. The market share data is
what the car companies are so
keen on. To exhibit why, look
at General Motors with a 4
percent sales increase year
over year. With the market up
.. share. Of the
E 'S nies, Toyota,
CORNER Honda, and
Rick Keffer most noise.
With production ramped back
up from the tsunami in 2011,
Toyota's and Honda's sales
bounced back. Chrysler and
Volkswagen continue their
climbs the last couple years.
In the luxury arena,
Mercedes was up 13 percent,
BMW was 6p 14 percent,
Lexus was up 23 percent,
Infiniti was up 22 percent and
Acura was up 27 percent. For
the trivia buffs, Bentley sold
2,315 units (+23 percent),
Lamborghini sold 480 units
(+41 percent) and Rolls Royce
sold 384 units (+6 percent).
Mercedes 295K, BMW 281K
and Lexus 277K led luxury
volume, with sales in a tight
A continued encouraging
trend in the auto industry is
still unfolding. Auto sales
remain an important barome-
ter of our economy and con-
tribute mightily. And more
sales tax heads to state capi-
tals where it is sorely needed.
Let's all root for the 15-million-
plus units in 2013 and hope
real estate gets ..n11..
As a sidebar, 11,456,974 of
the 14,492,398 were made in
North America (doesn't break
out Canada and Mexico). The
imports have found it prudent
to manufacture vehicles here
and more domestic compa-
nies of all types are coming to
the realization that keeping it
in the USA is worth it. Have a
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler
Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
tions or positive stories about
.. ... '.'. use and ownership.
Osprey Village invites you to join us for an Open House on
Wednesday, January 16 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Light ilfreshments will be served.
Call 904-277-8222 to RSVP!
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had a husband that was very
ill and the medical bills were
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at night for an answer to their
financial problems. Shortly
thereafter, she received sever-
al unsolicited phone calls from
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Timeshare Reseller. A gen-
David tleman contacted our office
Blacklock about a problem he was hav-
ing with a timeshare resell com-
ants. She never pany. He received an unsolicit-
firm again even ed phone call during which he
veralmessages was told that his timeshare
ring machine, could be sold or rented in just
sleuths deter- 7 to 10 days if he would sign a
was registered contract. The client agreed to
California. We the sales pitch and.signed a
acted the owner contract electronically with a
agreed to refund charge of $1,999.,Months
00. Two weeks passed and lIi .. was no more
received check contact from the firm. We
of $5,000 from reviewed the written contract.
lient was grate- There was no mention of the
vice and occa- salesman's promise that the
he office to see timeshare would be rented or
ng. sold in 7 to 10 days. In fact, all
oner Problems. the contract guaranteed was
man client com- that the timeshare would be
r air conditioner listed for sale or rent on the
laced but was timeshare reseller's website.
)perly. She had Any inquiries concerning the
by a local unli- timeshare were to be forward-
that was well ed to the client. The contract
neighborhood. met all the Florida Statue
vo. months. Her requirements including the dis-
over $600 each closure of how many time-
d it was running shares the company had sold in
did not cool the the last two years. The compa-
. She attempted ny had not sold any timeshares
man who had in the last two years. Our
iit but could not sleuths contacted the owner of
locals in the the timeshare.i -, II.,' firm. At
had not seen first the owner was reluctant to
ody knew his refund any money because he
he stopped run- said he had acted fully within
iditioner and on the requirements of the law. He
t days rented a denied our client's claim that
relief. She had the salesperson had verbally
aliments includ- asserted the unit would be sold
id emphysema. or rented within 7 to 10 days.
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ioner running refund $3I) ofthe $1,999 to our
could remain at client. Our client was pleased
renting a hotel that he had stood up to the
individual that timeshare resell company even
lit could not be though he received only a par-
d a local air con- Da vid Blacklock is SVC
that had clone Regional Director, Region 3 -
for our other Northeast Florida (Brevard,
charge. The firm Clay, Du al, Flagler, Nassau,
ian who deter- Orange, Osceola, Putnam, St.
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ery time the air Fernandina Beach SVC Office is
me on the heat a special project of the Florida
activated. In State Attorney, General in part-
ent was heating nership with the Fernandina
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:h explained the have a civil issue, even an issue
h electric bills. several years old, we might be
paired for free able to help at no cost toyou. We
rating properly, provide speakers. Please volun-
that incorrectly teer to work our cases. Chuck
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NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH. F.ORIDA
Wild Amelia offers'double star' treat
For the News-Leader
Wild Amelia will offer stargazers
of all ages a "double star" treat for
free on Friday, Jan. 18.
In partnership with the '
Fernandina Beach Parks and
R, cI al -ii Department, Fort Clinch
State Park, the Northeast Florida
Astronomical Society, and
ScienceFirst/STARLAB, Wild Amelia
will host an evening of stargazing at
two different locations.
The StarLab event will be held
indoors at the Atlantic Recreation
Center Auditorium from 3:30-7:30
p.m. and stargazing outdoors at Fort
Clinch State Park from 8-9:45 p.m.,
weather I"-I ,,,i;nIL Both events are
open to the public and are free; there
is no admission charge to enter the
fort on the evening of Jan. 18.
Stargazers of all ages are invited to
attend the first ever "Evening of
Starz" on Amelia Island.
The first event will showcase the
incredible "StarLab," an inflatable
dome planetarium from ScienceFirst.
StarLab will be i,!i.ii..1l in the Atlantic
Recreation Center auditorium and
will be ready for guests at 3:30 p.m.
This planetarium can accommodate
up to 25 children and adults at one
time: 20-minute presentations in the
StarLab will be offered. Additionally,
there will be a "side show" of scientif-
SATURDAY ART WALK
The Island Art Association announces its January featured
Artist of the Month is Gretchen Williams, who has over 50
years experience in the art field. Each year she participates in
many shows. Her works show her love of
nature, historical sites and homes, land
and seascapes and tropical views using
vivid colors and historical accuracy.
She started her career in
Pennsylvania moving to Florida where
she and her husband found a quaint sea-
side cottage and transformed it into a
perfect seaside escape. Gretchen has
been doing photography nearly as long
as she has been painting. Just recently
she has prepared many of her favorite
subjects into framed artwork. She hopes that the public will
enjoy them as much as she does.
The Meet the Artist reception from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the.
Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., is open to the public.
Also featured will be the Nouveau Art/juried themed exhib-
it, "Outside the Box," on view through January. Barbara Fuller
won Best of Show. For information visit www.islandart.org or
The Seventh Street Gallery has the pleasure of introducing
the paintings and photographs of James Widerman in his first
Amelia Island show, "Vision over Time."
Widerman finds -
inspiration in sub-
way graffiti and
Amsterdam caf& life,
in the serenity of
green meadows and
men at work, which.
..-hang next to explo-
sions of emotion in
line;, ol ib and texture. Expect the unexpected.
The reception is Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at the Seventh
Street Gallery, 14 S. Seventh St. (across from Lulu's). The show
can also be seen the following two Saturdays during the farm-
ers' markethours. As this is a historic property, it is not handi-
cap accessible. For questions, directions or alternative viewing
times, call 432-8330.
A new year and new paintings by Carol Winner at Gallery C!
Winner has been inspired by a recent trip to Mexico City and
her recent paintings .
reflect the color and pat-
terns that she saw in the 0 7 1
local art. The new paint-
ings will be on view at ..H I ;
Gallery C during the
Second Saturday Art N
Walk, Saturday from 5-9 j ''
p.m. Also on view are -
Winner's jewelry, mixed
media angels, handbags
and more. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. every day, closed
Wednesday and is located at 218-B Ash St., downtown
Fernandina. Call 583-4676.
ic/ecology exhibits for those guests
waiting to enter StarLab. The StarLab
(;. t ,i v. ill go on, regardless of weath-
From 8 until about 9:45 p.m., the
second event will take place on the
parade grounds of historic Fort
Clinch, a spot loved by stargazers
because of the relative absence of
commercial lighting and the clear
view of the heavens. Astronomers
from the Northeast Florida
Astronomical Society (NEFAS) will
have large telescopes in the fort for
With the theme of "The Biggest,
STARS Continued on 2B
PHOTO COURTESY OFSCIENCEFIRST
StarLab, an inflatable planetari-
um from ScienceFirst, will be
open to the public as the first
component of Wild Amelia's
"Evening of Starz" on Friday, Jan.
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Award-winning artist/author Margaret Ross Tolbert will focus on Florida springs
at the Friends of the Library,Luncheon Jan. 25. Ticket deadline is Jan. 21.
Focus on Florida springs
Among the most remarkable natural won-
ders of the Sunshine State is the seldom-
seen, underground Floridan Aquifer System,
a 100,000-square-mile life force that reaches
into neighboring states and feeds more than
700 freshwater springs throughout Florida.
Considered one of the most productive
aquifers in the world, its waters are the inspi-
ration behind Gainesville artist/
author Margaret Ross Tolbert's gorgeous
book AQUIFERious, winner of gold and sil-
ver medals in the Florida Book Awards com-
petition. Tolbert will be featured speaker at
the Friends of the Fernandina Beach
Library's annual Literary Luncheon on
Friday, Jan. 25.
AQUIFERious focuses specifically on 12
North Florida springs including the popular
Ichetucknee Spring northwest of
Gainesville, which is Florida's most popular
tubing destination. A dynamic and engaging
advocate for Florida's fresh waterways,
Tolbert has spent countless hours totally
immersed in them scuba diving and
exploring, painting, photographing,
researching and telling their story.
Her presentation will showcase photos,
paintings, artistic cave maps and her passion
for the fragile springs and the creativity they
inspire. The book includes insights from
additional contributors on cave diving, histo-
ry, literature, science and the current state
of the aquifer, plus useful links and ideas for
LUNCH Continued on 2B
For the News-Leader
A new festival meant to
spark children's ci I-il'1;I) ...ilI
debut Saturday, Jan. 19; in
'The goal oI 11, -Creative
Kids Festival is to inspire the
imagination and the artist
inside every child", said Kate
Hart, artistic director of
Fernandina Little Theatre,
which organized the festival.
'The Creative Kids Festival
is designed to provide oppor-
tunities for children to partici-
pate fully in the creative
process as learners, creators
and as audience members,"
The festival is a collabora-
tive effort between a number
of local organizations, includ-
ing the Amelia Island
Museum of History, the Bean
School of Dance &
Gymnastics and the Island Art
"So many wonderfully cre-
ative people live and work in
this area, and we wanted to
take advantage of all that tal-
ent to help kids explore their
own creativity," she said.
The Fernandina Little
Theatre at 1014 Beech St. is
the headquarters for the
Creative Kids Festival, which
will offer workshops for kids
ages 4-15 throughout the day
from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a
number of venues in down-
town Fernandina Beach as
well as an evening session
from 6-10 p.m.
SThe day schedule includes
sessions in theater arts, visual
arts, dance, photography,
music and film art, as well as a
concert by popular local
folksinger and storyteller
"Mrs. Kate" Carpenter. The
evening session will be "A
Night at the Amelia Island
Museum of History," featur-
ing a pizza party, and other
Registration will be 8:30 to
9:30 a.m. at FLT Hour-long
day sessions will start at 9:30
a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
and 4 p.m. Each session
includes three workshops or
performances, each geared to
a different age group: 4-7, 8-11
and 12-15 years.
Day pass for admission to
five sessions is $29 per child,
the four-hour "Night at the
Museum" pass is $25 per
child, while the All Events
pass is $50 per child. Passes
KIDS Continued on 2B
Today at 6 p.m. the Amelia Island Museum of
History 233 S. Third St.. is proud to launch a
brand new exhibit."Freedom Comes to
Fernandina." The exhibit will highlight the
achievements of African Americans in this area
directly before and after the Emancipation
Proclamation. and will explore the role that
the struggle F "
Comes to Fernandina profiles the first African
American soldiers to fight in the Civil War. along
with other key historical figures like Harriet
Tubman. and explores their connection to local
Guest speaker Frank Ofeldt will deliver a pres-
entation discussing the experiences of African
American soldiers on Amelia Island. Afterwards
enjoy a reception and unveiling of the new exhib-
it. This program is open to the public, with a sug-
gested donation of $5 for members and $10 for
non-members. For information contact Gray at
261-7378. ext. 102.
On Jan. 15 at 10 a.m.. Rebecca
Jordi, County Extension
will conduct at Landscape
Matters session of tree planting.
Following the Landscape Matters session, at 11
a.m. she will plant a River Birch tree in memory of
Steve Gaul. Nassau Agriculture Agent who
passed away this summer. A bronze plaque will
identify the tree site. The activities commemorate
Florida's Arbor Day celebration. For information
call (904) 879-1019. Master Gardeners are on
phone duty Fridays. at 491-7340.
Arts Alive Nassau will
welcome Dr. Kathy Price
and Reginald Bouknight
back to perform "My
Favorite Things." a benefit performance for Arts
Alive Nassau on Jan. 20 at the Amelia Plantation
Chapel at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow. Tickets
areS25 and available in advance by calling 277-
ARTS and leaving a message. or at the door.
Arts Alive Nassau is committed to promoting
the arts in Nassau County by providing after-
school programs in the schools. The group spon-
sors the elementary band at Emma Love Hardee
and a dulcimer program at Yulee Elementary.
Plans for the spring semester include visual arts
offerings and a possible drama program.
The Amelia Community Theatre Guild pres-
ents the fourth
even t. 'An
Evening ofCole Porter." on Jan. 26 at the GFWC
Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach. 201 Jean
LaFitte Blvd. Tickets include a silent auction of
dinner parties donated by theater supporters. a
delicious four-course dinner and entertainment
featuring the music of Cole Porter as directed by
The reception will begin at 6 p.m. (cash bar
donation) with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $55
and reservations can be made at www.ameliacom-
munitytheatre.org or by calling the box office at
261-6749 and leaving a message. Your call will be
returned and reservations confirmed on or before
Jan. 16. No tickets will be sold at the door. This
event sells out early, so make reservations now.
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The American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 54 will serve
various types of chili with
cornbread for a $5 donation
on Jan. 12 from 5-7 p.m.
The Post is located at 626 S
Third St. and to-go orders are
available. All proceeds go
back into programs spon-
sored by the American Legion
Auxiliary that benefit veterans
and the community.
Fernandina Boy Scout
Troop 701 will host a pan-
cake breakfast fundraiser at
Applebee's on Jan. 12 from
8-10 a.m. The Scouts are*
raising money to attend sun -
mer camp. Tickets can be
purchased from a Scout or by
The quarterly meeting of
the Duncan Lamont Clinch
Historical Society is Jan. 14
at 7:30 p.m. at the Amelia
Island Museum of History,
233 S. Third St.
Nick Wynn and Richard
Moorhead will discuss the
vital role Florida played in
World War II with some inter-
esting stories. Teen Peterson,
archivist at the Museum, has
put together an exhibit of the
museum's World War II treas-
ures. Everyone is welcome.
Come and share your stories
and bring your memorabilia.
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society meet
Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Police
Room, 1525 Lime St. Peter
Mullen will present "Civil War
Feuds: A Family Tradition,"
historical, political and cultural
aspects of notorious feuds of
Kentucky, Virginia, West
Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia
and Florida, some of which
lasted well into the 20th cen-
tury. Mullen, an FSCJ profes-
sor, is a Callahan resident,
Kentucky native and has
degrees from the University of
Louisville and Western
Kentucky University. Public
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
hold its lunch-meeting on
Jan. 17 at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club at 11:30
a.m. Speaker Steve Wrigley,
Action News WTEV
Jacksonville CBS47, WA.
Jacksonville FOX30, will dis-
cuss the Jaguars and general
sport topics. Tickets are $15
by Jan. 12 and $17 at the
door. For reservations, call
Bob Wesche, 310-9055. All
men are welcome to attend
and join the club. Visit www.
The Amelia Island
Chapter National Society
Daughters of the American
Revolution will meet at
10:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at the
Golf Club of Amelia. Vice
Regent Marie Santry will tell
about life in Femandina 200
years ago during the Patriot
War. All members of NSDAR
and prospective members are
invited. Luncheons are $17
Fill in the squares so
that each row, column
and 3-by-3 box
contain the numbers
1 through 9. Solution
will appear in the
Wednesday, January 9
per person. RSVP by Jan. 18
to Amy Schnell at 556-3486
The Oceans r : :un
Literacy Program's fund- *
raiser will be held from
noon-2 p.m. Jan. 26 at $25
per ticket. Price includes
lunch, a copy of Dickie
Anderson's new book, Great
Homes of Fernandina,
Architectural Treasure's of
Amelia Islands Golden Era,
and an entertaining presenta-
tion by Anderson as Emma
Goddard, a Victorian lady vis-
iting Amelia in the late 1800s.
Tables of eight can be
reserved. Lunch will be pro-
vided by FSCJ's Culinary .
School. Oceans of Fun is a lit-
eracy program designed to
help young at risk readers '
improve their reading skills.
Tickets are available at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church
office (9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-
Friday) or by contacting Paige
Schlenker at 277-5264 or
The 17th annual Des-
serts of Amelia benefiting
the staff and students of
Fernandina Beach Middle
School will be held from 6-8
p.m. Feb. 1 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Along with a variety of
desserts donated by area
restaurants enjoy live and
silent auctions all evening and
entertainment by the FBMS
Drama Department will fea-
ture "Willy Wonka and the
Chocolate Factory." To pur-
chase a ticket, donate or vol-
unteer call the school at 491-
7938. Tickets are $10 in
advance and $12 at the door.
The Boys a.:; Girls
Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation will host its 6th
Annual Benefit on Feb. 9 at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. Guest speaker will
be Ruben Studdard, an
American R&B, pop and.
gospel singer who rose to
fame as winner of the second
season of American Idol.
For details and reserva-
tions visit www.bgcnassau.
org, email info@bgcnassau.
org or call 261-8666.
Theatre's Teen Troupe,
ACTeen, will present
Rodgers and Hammer-
stein's musical, "Cinder-
ella," family entertainment for
adults and children age 5 and
up, Jan. 31, Feb. 1 and 2 at
7:30 p.m. and Feb. 2 and 3 at
2 p.m. at ACT's Studio 209
Theatre, 209 Cedar St. All
tickets are $10 and seating is
open. On Feb. 2 from 12:30-
1:30 p.m. there will be a spe-
cial "Prince and Princess
Party" for ages 5 to 10 in the
Main Stage Lobby at 207
Cedar St. Cost is $5 for chil-
dren, with no charge for
accompanying adult. To pur-
chase a party ticket, you must
purchase a ticket to any per-
formance of "Cinderella."
Children are encouraged to
dress as a prince or princess.
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ARIAS will bring a special concert to
Amelia Island, performed by a string quartet
and brass quintet from the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra, on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at
First Baptist Church, 1600 S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach, beginning with-a pre-
reception at 6:30 p.m.
The musicians will interact with the audi-
ence and announce the musical selections.
The string quartet will open the program,
offering a mix of classical and popular music,
including movements by Haydn, Mozart,
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Ti l.:el are '_ anD ard .ail.able .- The
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e.en'iriqg of l'e I, Con-rl ARiAS m-nrr-n'Le .: -:a
gj l disc.unied ti,': l oe l jr $ E$15 ail t e .i .:.r
The iRuI ary Club ol Fe-rnarinciir B,_-'cl :I will
bl ing Italian classical cjnriert pianist
Francesco Alltslt l Ame-ll Island at p n,
FeL 3? a SI Peter's Episcopal C hur:lii
Anesii is considered c'ne cl the line-'
inlerprelers ri both the Rom anili: arnd e.arl.
20ln century c':.nmpose-rs His repertl.ire
includes Chc-pmn Bach. Mozart and Liszt as
well as' the music cl Gershwin
Ticels ae $25 per person .:.r $40 for tw'-,
and available at Vystar Credit Union and rie
Chamber ol Cornmerce For infirrnail,.:.n or to
reser~ e tickets. call Shannon Brow.n at 19041
Story & Song
An E'.ening of Story & S.ng Wo.rds &
Music will be held on Feb 16 in Burns Hall tof
St Peter's Episcopal Church, teaiuring
Jeffray Pepper Rodgers Tthis e'ent iis a part-
nership with longtime Amelia Island Book
Festival supporters Donna Paz Kaurmar, and
Mai: Kaulman Preferred sealing and meet
the artist for a donation of $25 General seat-
ing is $15 Contact infoi@ameliaislandbook-
Pablos 12 N Second St Fernandina
Beach, hosts a jazz jam from 7-0i p m the
first Wednesday of each month Musicians
may sit in for one song or The whole night
Email bee:hilyer@bellsouth net.
The Courtyard Pub & Ears 316 Centre
St features Garn Ross in the -,pian o tbar
every Monday David Gumm on
Wednesday and Jorn Springer e. en,
Thursd:iA Friday arid Satui'da, ati : '.i rp i
live enleriainment nighily.' Call 432-70'c.
Joln Thenm cn Fac-book at c:unyrardpLib.an-
David's Restaurant & Lounge
Grammy-naminated Aaron Bing performs
lIe on alio saxopho.ne at Da,'-id's Reslauruant
and Lounge 502 Ash St Wednes.1as
Through Saturdays from 6.10 p rn Call 31,:i-
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Taveirr, 10 N Second St J osh
Miller Blu-s Revue leaturing Jim Ml.Kaba
t')nighit Paiker Urban Bain'd .an 12. Flannel
Purchase tickets at www.
or call the box office at 261-
Theatre will have an eight-
week series of acting class-
es called Twelve Things
Every Actor Wants to Know
and Enjoy Doing, for ages
16 and up. Sinda Nichols is
the instructor. Classes are
Tuesday from 2-4 p.m., Feb.
5-March 26 at 209 Cedar St.
Tuition is $70 for participants
or $30 to audit the sessions.
Limit of 10 for each category.
Enroll at the ACT Store at
atre.org or by calling 261-
Church Jan. 18 and Gerry Williams Band
Jan. 19..Every Tuesday is Working Class
Stiff, where music is played sinr:ctly ircm vinyl
and 1000's of vinyl re:-crds are aeailable Ito
browse and purchase Every Wednesday 'is
Karl W. Davis Showcase, featuring new
artists every week. Every Thursday is Spade
McQuade. Through the end of February
Woody Mullis will perform a Happy Hour set
from 5-7 p.m. Visit Dog Star on Facebook
and Reverbnation.com. Call 277-8010.
Forida House Inn
"Open Mike Night" is each Thursday from
1. 'i-1 3. 0;' p i n i he 1.-rmaid ear hchsted
I:', lI:: ri'L-:u:lan Terry Srniiih Musicians per-
tcrirl _- .:.:uple .a ~n 'ongs and rhe audience
.: 1 I.s ,he r new ,Talent Appropriale for the-
...l.le i-irnil.y NIo Co:,c er charge Call Smith at
':104 1 4 1 -7 65
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hlanini.rlri- ad Beach Bar 214'E, S
FletI:r.I- A'. Live muric from Buck and
E-,r..m.:,l Thl ursd_','s Vis/lt H nmmerhlead on
F ,:-.boL '. C t:nl.air Bil Chiideis at billi4lhep-
ail:ea.?, ..rn crmr
Thr, iS- ant G ,',.'e 1.taluring Lawrence
Hol'e. i ,- ...l- inv PRcL,-b sri '-.,:,oti Giddons
and 'C:l rE. HariTnll..n .lH',sy each Thursday
iu t q ii i T1he Riiz-Ciarlti.r Ameiia Island
Dress I-: casuall For iniCirrnaltin call Holmes
ar SS-i.-., '
*- K_.ne'. Iiishl Pub and Eatery 318
C eniie ,I1 Iree ,ri.'ia each Monday at 7 30
p nm vine la7tlng the third Tuesday at 6 30
p mn with 10 wine- lor $10 along with
.cheese and :rackers and li\e entertainment,
dart lournarrnent every Tuesday at 7 30 p m.
Dan Vocil Tuesday-s Irom 7 30-11 30 pm the
Da'.is Turner Band Thursday from 8 30 p m -
miJringhl and Frirday and Saturday from 8 30
p m -12 30 a m C al! 261-1000 Visat
www okanes com
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St Buck
Smith Project Tuesdays Wes Cobb
Wednesday. The Fostones Thursdays, DJ
Hea.",' Hes Fridays. liJe music in the saloon
and DJ Healy Hess in Uncle Charlie's
Saturday. Schnockered Sundays Music
srans at 9 p m Call Bill Childers at 491-3332
or e-mail bill i thepalacesaloon corn ,
Sandy Boncoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlanric Ave Rocco Blu Band on stage 7-11
pm Friidays live music outside 6-10 p m..
Dan do ll 1-5 pm and Karibbean Flavor 6-10
p m outside each Saturday. Reggae Night
wllt' Crhllkaya 6-10C p ni Sundays Frankie's
Jazy. Jams -11 p m Tuesdays The Macys
6-9 p m Wednesdays and line dancing 6-9
pm Thursday Visit Ww sandybottom-
S .ebrt-eze Spons Bar, in Hie Days Inn on
Sadler Ro-d live music
Sliders Seaside Grill
Spiders Seaside Orill 1998 S Fletcher
A.e h iie music in the iki bar from 6-10 p.m
e,-er, night and 1-5 p ni Saturdays and
Surndays i-eggae Wednesdays with Pill Pill,
The Mtacy r i-i the lounge Friday and
Saturda',s 6-10 p m trivia Thursdays at 7 30
p rr villh DJ Dave. and shag dancing
Sunday ir.:.m --7 p m music nightly from 9
p Im 1 a m in the Breakers Lounge. Call
T277 -6652 VisitL www slidersseaside com.
6749. For information, email
the theater at actheatre@
Theatre presents "Almost
Maine" by John Cariana that
takes place on a winter night
in the mythical town of Almost,
.Maine, the setting for nine
tales of love.
Performances are Feb. 7-
9, 14-16 and 21-23 at 8 p.m.
and Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets
are $20 adults, $10 students
and available at www.amelia-
communitytheatre.org or the
box office, 261-6749, open
Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-1
p.m. or 90 minutes before cur-
tain at 207 Cedar St.
One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical informa-
tion about downtown
Fernandina and a good time
for all. Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History Thursdays
at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the
town's most popular, notori-
ous or otherwise historic pubs
and bars. Tickets are $25 per
person (must be 21, must
show ID); tour begins at.the
historic train depot in down-
town Fernandina Beach. Res-
ervations required. Contact
Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or
OUT AND ABOUT
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Every second and fourth
Sunday from 1-5 p.m., the
strip mall in front of Joe's gro-
cery on AtA just west of the
Shave Bridge features artist
tents, food and music (weath-
er permitting) by Old Grass, a
local group of musicians.
Choose from a unique selec-
tion of turned wood by Chad,
Tina's handmade brooms,
Donna's totes and soaps,
Robin's knotty beads,
Evelyne's jewelry, Boyd's
scroll and intarsia, Ed the
mule pens, Shutter Life pho-
tography, Luigi's redbay works
The Island Art Association
general meeting is Jan. 15 at
7 p.m. at the Education
Center, 18 N. Second St., fea-
turing artist Billie McCray, who
turns discarded items from the
trash dump or thrift stores into
Her influences include
Memphis Woods. McCray
uses buttons, broken jewelry,
rope, threads, beads, fabric
and many other items to cre-
ate her richly colorful pieces.
She is a renowned fiber artist
and has shown her wall hang-
ings, baskets, dolls, birds and
other works at places such as
NASA, the Ritz Theatre and
LaVilla Museum, The
Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens and MbCA
General meetings are
always open to the public.
Contact Denise Murphy at
310-6931 or murphy-
email@example.com if you are
interested in speaking,
demonstrating or have
someone you would like to
recommend for future meet-
"In Living Color Painting
Workshop" for all level artists
is Jan. 18, 21 and 25 from 9
a.m. to noon. Cost is $100 for
all three sessions, $40 for
individual sessions. This work-
shop will focus on helping you
understand how color works
and how you can best use
color to increase the emotion-
Sal response to your work.
Instructor is Sharon Haffey. To
register or for information,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or,
Just for kids
The Island Art Association
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St., offers the follow-
ing free children's programs
for January: High School Art
Jan. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., ages 14-
18; Children's Art Jan. 26, 10-
11 a.m. and 11:15-12:15 p.m.,
ages 6-9; Middle School Art
Jan. 26, 1-2:15 p.m., ages 10-
14; After School Art Jan. 28,
1-2 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.,
ages 6-12; Preschoolers Jan.
28, 10-11 a.m., ages 3-5
(must be accompanied by an
All art supplies are fur-
nished. Programs are spon-
sored by Florida Blue Cultural
Council. Sign up in advance
at the gallery, 261-7020.
Island Art events
The Island Art Association,
a cooperative, nonprofit
organization, has over 150
members and is located at 18
N. Second St. Current events
themed exhibit, "Outside the
Box," through January.
Barbara Fuller, Best of Show
winner. Opening reception
Jan. 12 from 5-8 p.m.
Thursday morning is
Open Studio from 9 a.m.-
noon. Contact Gretchen
Williams at 491-3171.
Group meets the fourth
Thursday at 7 p.m. Contact
Pat Hooks at 277-2595.
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
email@example.com or 557-
Oil Painting Still Life, Feb.
5 and 6, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Contact Jon Houglum and
register at www.houglumfin-
Visit www.islandart.org or
STRS Continued from 1B
the Brightest, and the
Newest," astronomer Link
Cooper will introduce the fea-
tures guests will be observ-
ing, including the partial
moon, Jupiter, and the con-
stellation Orion. Attendees
should arrive at the fort
between 7:30 and 8 p.m.,
should dress for the weather,
and should bring chairs and
insect spray. In the event of
rain or cloud cover, Wild
Amelia will announce post-
ponement of the Fort Clinch
event on its Facebook page
after 4 p.m., and the Fort
Clinch office or Steve
Leimberg (491-0474) may also
be contacted for updates.
This unique opportunity to
see StarLab and to look at the
beautiful night sky in historic
Fort Clinch on the same
evening is a first for Amelia
Island, although Wild Amelia
and NEFAS have offered
stargazing events previously.
For more information
about this and other pro-
grams offered by Wild
Amelia, an all-volunteer non-
profit organization dedicated
to educating residents and
visitors about the wildlife and
wild places of Amelia Island,
please visit www.wild
amelia.com or Wild Amelia on
IDS Continued from 1B
are now on sale at The UPS
Store located in the Publix
shopping center on Sadler
Road in Fernandina Beach.
On the day of the festival,
passes will only be available
for purchase at the
Fernandina Little Theatre.
Out-of-town visitors are
encouraged to check out the
Residence Inn, Amelia Island,
the Creative Kids Festival's
Lodging Partner, for accom-
A schedule is available at
www.ameliaflt.org. For more
information, call 206-2607 or
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helping conserve and protect
Tolbert earned her BFA
and MFA in painting from the
University of Florida and her
art has been featured in solo
exhibits around tie country
and the world. It also appears
in the Orlando International
Airport, the Appleton Muse-
um in Ocala and numerous
other public spaces. With its
artistic flair and focus on vital
local waterways, Tolbert's
presentation will surely sur-
prise and engage a broad
spectrum of readers, fine art
and nature lovers.
The luncheon will take
place at noon on Friday, Jan.
25, at Bonito Grill & Sushi on
Centre Street. Attendees will
-have a choice of tempura fish
or chicken Bento Box.
Tickets are $25 for FOL mem-
bers and $35 for non-mem-
bers. They may be purchased
at the library on North
Fourth Street by Jan. 21.
The Friends of the Library
is a not-for-profit, volunteer
organization that promotes lit-
eracy and lifelong learning in
the community and raises
funds to strengthen the
Fernandina Beach library. For
more information or to
become a member, visit nas-
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277-7365 or email fernandinal-
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 11.2013/News-Leader
A Life Skills workshop
Leaders for Middle School,
will be held Jan. 14 and 15
from 8:30 am.-4:30 p.m. in
partnership with NACDAC
and the state Department of
Children and Families.
Receive free training, hone'
leadership and facilitation
skills, help young people
make healthy choices and
earn a certification that you
can use for other groups.
Life Skills trainers will
facilitate discussions around
important life topics with
small groups of middle-school
youth. You will work with the
samg groups each week. All
training and curriculum is
provided, and you will be
partnered with another train-
er. Time commitment is one
hour per week for 15 weeks,
plus two days of training. The
program will be held before
school in Callahan and
Hilliard, and after school in
Fernandina Beach and Yulee.
Days and times vary by loca-
tion. You must be 21 or older
and pass a background check.
For information or to apply
to be a volunteer contact
Theresa Duncan via email
sau.org. For program infor-
mation visit www.lifeskills
If you are interested in the
prevention and elimination of
underage drinking and other
drug use within Nassau
County, come see what the
meetings are all about. NAC-
DAC meets the third Tuesday
of the month, and this
month's meeting will be held
Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. The location
this month is the Fernandina
Beach Police Department
Community Room on Lime
Street. A speaker will talk
about the Community Health
Improvement Plan of Nassau
County. For information visit
vwwwnacdac.org or call Susan
Woodford or Kerrie Albert at
' N;,';u Cunti Teeii'" ,'
Court will be held Jan. 15 and
29 at the Nassau County
Judicial Annex, 76347
Veterans Way in Yulee.
Sessions begin at 6 p.m.
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. Those
wishing to be on the volun-
teer jury or act as attorneys,
court clerks and bailiffs can
sign up through their school
guidance offices or by attend-
ing court and signing up then.
To participate as an attorney,
see Coordinator Charles
Griffin, who assigns the rotat-
ing positions. Volunteers need
to arrive between 5:30 and 6
p.m. For information call
Griffin at 548-4600.
"Let's Go Science" plays at
Jacksonville's Wilson Center
for the Arts, 11901 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville, on Jan. 19
at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets
are,$16 ($8.50 for children 12
and under) and available at
(904) 442-BWAY (2929) or
Discounts are available for
groups of 10 or more at (904)
S"Let's Go Science" is a fun
family science show. The
wacky and talented Professor
Smart and Dr. Knowitall join
forces for an educational,
entertaining, exciting and
Professor Smart shrinks his
head, has toilet paper flying,
juggles and has people's hair
standing on end, all while
demonstrating principals of
physics. Researcher and
comedic sidekick Dr.
Knowitall keeps the facts
During the show kids
learn about air pressure, fig-
ure out flight, see awesome
optical illusions, are shocked
by static electricity, see exper-
iments with falling masses,
grasp gyroscopic properties
and get a handle on the scien-
The School Advisory
Council of Fernandina Beach
High School will hold its reg-
ularly scheduled meeting on
Jan. 24 at 3:30 p.m. in the
main office conference room.
For any questions and/or
concerns contact Spencer G.
Lodree at 261-5713.
Saint Augustine High
School SJCCA will host a
"Battle of the Bands" on Feb.
16 at the school, 3205 Varella
Ave., Saint Augustine, begin-
ning at 7 p'.m. Ticket sales
begin at 6 p.m., with doors
opening at 6:30 p.m. Cost is
$10 for adults and $7 for stu-
dents with current middle
school, high school or college
Come watch the youth
from surrounding areas as
they compete for a cash prize
in support of the SJCCA
Concessions will be available.
If you are a college, high
school or middle school band
and would like information on
how to participate, email
for a packet. Deadline to enter
is Feb. 4 at 4 p.m.
Enjoy free registration for
Nassau County PrYme Time
before and after school care
locations through Feb. 15.
The program curriculum and
trained staff help child learn,
grow and thrive. Contact 583-
1608 for information or visit
Learn through play with
Miss Deann/Nanny on Call,
LLC, communications and
creativity for toddlers, walk-
ing 14-months to under 3.
Mothers Morning Out pro-
gram is one to two days a
week. Space is limited. Visit
Deannthenanny.corh or call
Peck Head Start
Peck Head Start of
currently enrolling children
ages 3-5 years old. For more
information contact Krishna
Lopez at 491-3631 or 491-
3630. Spanish available.
Tree House Academy
offers full-day, state-funded
VPK class. Hours are 8:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and include
breakfast, lunch.and an after-
noon snack. VPKwrap hours
are also available.
The class.will be in session
until May 24.
Children who turned four
years of age on or before
Sept. 1, 2012 and have not
been enrolled previously in a
state-funded VPK class are
eligible to attend this class.
Contact Bobbie Mathews,
director of Tree House
2120 Will Hardee Road,
Fernandina Beach, at 277-
8104 for a tour or further
information. The center
serves families with children
six weeks old to fifth grade.
Hours are 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Boys & Girls Clubs take
pleasure in announcing two
young people as Youths of the
Month for October who, coin-
cidentally, have the same last
name: Dionte Strange and
Dionte Strange is an active,
involved young man who has
grown into responsible and
helpful member of the Roberts
Club. Now in sixth grade at
Fernandina Beach Middle
School, this 11-year-old boy
gets good grades and is devot-
ed to his six siblings and his
parents. He is a valued mem-
ber of the Torch Club and
sings in the choir at. his
When at the Roberts Club,
he rushes to work in the
Computer Lab. And this year
Dionte found that he has
another talent. Through play-
ing flag football at the club he
developed into a star running
back. He hopes to do well
scholastically in high school
and play football at a level that
merits a scholarship at college.
But his career goal is in infor-
mation technology. We have
,no doubt he'll succeed in that
Robert Strange is a young
man whose maturity,' intelli-
gence and leadership skills are
remarkable in a 15-year-old.
He not only earns A/B Honor
Roll status in 10th grade at
Yulee High School, but also
provides a highly positive influ-
ence at the Miller Club after
Robert seeks out opportu-
nities to help club staff and
eagerly assists younger mem-
bers- with homework or
chores. His contributions to
discussions in the Teen Room
are invariably valuable, plus
he is a pleasure just to be
Robert serves equally well
at his church with the choir
and Usher Board.
His career interests lie with
professional sports, possibly
playing baseball or football,
after completing a college
degree in sports management.
Robert is a shoo-in for lifetime
Boys & Girls Clubs -is`
proud, to nominate twoout-
standing young people as
Youths of the Month for
November: Terrance Roberts
and Kiersten Goodnite.
Terrance Roberts is an
example of a young person
that credits Roberts Boys &
Girls Club with helping him
develop a conscientious and
supportive attitude. He is age
10 and attends fourth grade at
Emma Love Hardy Elemen-
tary School, where he gets
good grades and plays sax in
Sthe school band.
Active in his church,
Terrance had a lead role in.the
Christmas play in December A
memBer of the club in
Fernandina Beach since he
started in school, he is one of
the. most active members of
the Torch Club, with a goal to
become its president.
Terrance displays fine ini-
tiative and leadership poten-
tial. By working hard in school,
he hopes to earn a college
'holarship in culinary arts
Ind to become a professional
chef. We hope he will cook
where we can dine!
Kiersten is a girl with a mis-
sion in life. Only 13 and in
ninth grade at Yulee High
School, she already displays
dedication to success, coupled
with concern for others, that is
truly remarkable in a young
Kiersten maintains a 4.0
GPA in school, is eager to help
other Miller Club members
and with activity at home in
anyway she can, is involved as
a volunteer at her church and
in the.community, plus is a
leader in teen discussions and
social groups at the Miller
Her well-developed love of
animals leads her to plan a col-
lege education that will result
in a veterinarian degree.
With ambition, drive and
compassion, Kiersten is on a
sure path to lifetime achieve-
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013 News-Leader
India, Bollywood and being in the will of God
I don't know what caused the man
to approach me, but he did. 1 sure
didn't feel a candidate for what he
was about to ask. Tired from a gruel-
ing two-week mission trip in India, I
leaned against the glass window
while the women in our group
bought a few last-minute souvenirs.
"Excuse me," the smartly dressed
Indian man said as he handed me his
card. "I'm with Bollywood. I've been
watching you and feel like you would
be a perfect fit for a movie we are
getting ready to make." At first, I did-
n't know what to think of the guy.
Was he for real?
Now if you're reading this article
and you don't know what Bollywood
is, it's India's version of our
Hollywood. That's right, I was being
asked to audition
for one of the
largest film produc-
ers in the world.
S Before I had a
chance to respond,
one of the Indian
women that we
were with saw that
PULPIT appt-roached me andi
NOTES decided to inter-
vene. Once she
knew what he was
Pastor asking, she went
Rob Goyette ahead and
answered for me.
"He can't," she told the man.
"He's a pastor." The confused look
on his face was plain to see. "Like a
priest," she said to him again. It was
then that I wanted to interrupt and
ask a few questions about the offer
he was making me. Looking back,
I'm glad I didn't. Can't you just see
me in a Bollywood movie? Funny,
right? I think so; especially if you
Knew all the colorful Indian dance
moves I'd be required to make.
Isn't it interesting how at certain
times in our lives, new opportunities
arise? If those opportunities happen
to appeal to our egos, we may be set
up to leave our real calling in life. It
reminds me of a guy I worked with
many years ago at a paper mill. Both
of us came to the mill at the same
time and worked side by side until
the day he left.
I remember how excited he was
when he first got the job at the mill.
Previously, he had been a meat cut-
ter. When the door opened at the
mill, it seemed like just the thing he
wanted to do with the rest of his life.
When I ran into him years later, and
asked what he was up to, he told me
he was back cutting meat and
absolutely loving it. "I'm the best
meat cutter ever," he said. It was
clear, he was in his spot.
In my case, had I taken the shot
at the big screen in Bollywodd, I'm
convinced I would have forsaken my
real purpose and calling in life.
Though who knows, I might have
been able to make a bunch of money,
none of that can compare to being in
the center of God's will.
The way I see it is like this, every
job has its challenges that periodical-
ly we may want to run from, but
being outside God's will is still the
worse place you'll ever'be. Just ask
the prophet Jonah. His attempt to
run from the plan of God landed him
in a whale of an experience.
Thankfully, in God's mercy, Jonah
acknowledged his mistake and got
back to the place he was supposed to
I leave you with some of Jqnah's
words uttered from the belly of the-
"Those who cling-to worthless
idols turn away from God's love for
them." (onah 2:8 NIV)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Water World Outreach Center
S The ixth annual Women'
Community Prayer Bireakiast will
be held at Memorial United
Methodist Church in Maxwell
Hall (Sixth Street off Centre) ,n
Feb 9, wirih rrgist atioin beginning
at 8 30 a.mn
Speaker will be Ih.- Rev
Ma.rjorie J Thompson.an
ordained Presbyterian pastor who
brings to her ministry 25 years ofI
experience in retreat work, teach-
ing and dw iting in the area ofP
Christian spiritual life
Breakfast is 87 Reservations
:ire inquired by Feb ;. Call Gail at
S91-3713 or mail Chri at
gator324 lp)','coIrcast net.
Childcare is available with a reser-
Dances of peace
Dances of Universal Peace will be
hosted by New Vision
Congregational Church on Jan. 12
from 4-6 p.m. at 96072 Chester Road
in Yulee. The dances will be led by
DiAnahita Kartoy, dance mentor and
retreat leader. Kanoy is also profes-
sor emeritus of public speaking at
Central Florida College.
No musical or dance experience
is required. Everyone is welcome
and dancers do not need a partner.
Participation is invited through sim-
ple folk dance movements done in a
circle. Wear comfortable clothing
and socks. A donation of $5 per per-
son is suggested. The dances will be
followed by a simple potluck meal.'
For more information about the
dances visit www.DancesOfUniversal
Peace.org. Visit www.NewVision
CongregationalChurch.org or con-
tact the Rev. Mary Moore at (904)
Unity of Fernandina will meet at
7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 27 at the Dome
Healing Center, 5024 First Coast
Hwy. Call Marcia at 415-0822 for
St. Peter's service
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., will hold a Taige' serv-
ice on Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. and every
second Sunday of each month. This
is a short prayer service with simple
musical chants and moments of
silence. Because, as Brother Roger, a
founder ofTaize' said, "Often God's
voice comes on a whisper, in a
breath of silence." For information
call the church office at 261-4293.
Sustainable living. Immigration.
These and other important topics
provide young adults with food for
thought (and lunch) at the Justice
Caf6, an event held every second.
Sunday of the month. On Jan. 13,
Justice Cafe will meet at Sacred'
Heart Catholic Church, 7190, U.S. 17
S., Fleming Island beginning with
Mass at 10:30 a.m. The topic is,
If you are 18 to 25, this event is
for you. Following Mass enjoy lunch
and discussion. For information con-
tact Leilani Zeller at (904) 284-3811
or email sacredheartym@bell
Salvation Army Hope House
invites you to join them each
Tuesday at noon for the Weekly
Worship Service. On Jan. 15, David
Bailey of Integrity Ministries in St.
Augustine will share a powerful mes-
sage from the Word of God. For
more information call 321-0435 or
stop by the Hope House. located at
410 S. Ninth St.
On Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. the North
Jacksonville Baptist Church will host
the Jubilee Tour, featuring Christian
recording artists The Booth Broth-
ers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five.
The event has proven to be very pop-
ular in cities across the.United a
'States, and has enjoyed sell-out con-
cert attendance in numerous cities.
The evening allows each group to
be featured during the first half of
the program, then the second half
brings the three groups together for
a Jubilee spectacular. The unscripted
and spontaneous format that is both
entertaining and inspirational.
Reserve tickets at www.imc-
concerts.com, by phone at 800-965-
9324 or at the North Jacksonville
Baptist Church, 8531 North Main St.
The Diocese of St. Augustine
Catholic Charismatic Renewal is
hosting its annual conference, Jan.
25-27, at St. Catherine Catholic
Church, 1649 Kingsley Ave. in
Orange Park. The theme is "Be
Transformed by the Renewal of Your
Mind." (Romans 12;2)
The keynote speaker is Father
Scott McCaig, general superior of
the Companions of the Cross in
Canada. Other speakers include lay
evangelist Tom Edwards of St.
Augustine, Jean Roach, pastoral
leader to the People of Praise Prayer
Group in Gainesville, and Mary
Shaw, a member of the Marian
Servants of the Blessed Sacrament.
Father Peter Akin-Otiko, parochial
vicar at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Catholic Church in Palm Coast, will
be the celebrant for the 2:45 p.m.
Saturday Mass that will include heal-
The conference begins with regis-
tration at 5 p.m. Friday and ends with
Mass at 11 a.m. on Sunday, celebrat-
ed by Bishop Felipe J. Estevez of the
Diocese of St. Augustine. For infor-
mation email Tom Edwards at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
The Taiz6 community on Amelia
Island is growing. There are now
three churches offering services:
Memorial United Methodist, St.
Michael's Catholic, and St. Peter's
Episcopal. The Taize community is
ecumenical. In order to help interest-
ed people keep track of when and
where services are being held, there
is now a website at ameliataize.com.
If you click on "Follow Amelia Island
Taize via e-mail" and give your email
address, you will be notified of any
schedule changes or announcements
of special events.
MOTs (Mothers of Teenagers) is
a local ministry for mothers of teens
or preteens. Meeting the first Friday
of each month from 7-9 p.m., MOTs
is a place where moms can come and
Chapel announces winter classes
The Amelia Plantation Chapel has an exciting lineup of opportunities
for Christian growth this winter. Join them Sundays at 10:30 a.m. as they
delve into God's Grace. They will use Max Lucado's book, Grace: More
Than We Deserve, Greater ThanWe Imagined as the guide to a Spiritual
On Tuesdays at 11 a.m. the parables of Jesus will be the focus. There is
a group each for men and women. Everyone enjoys a good story, but the
parables Jesus tdld are. special stories. Stories that sneak up on us when
the familiar takes an unexpected twist and we find the healing light of
Jesus hidden just below the obvious.
If daytime Bible study just doesn't work for you, that's OK 'cause
they've got a Wednesday evening group studying the truth of God's per-
spective heard through the voice of the Holy Spirit. All you need for this
study that starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays is an open heart and your
Bible. No Bible? That's OK too they have a Bible just waiting for you.
SThey wind up the week of study on Thursdays with a ladies group that
meets at 10 a.m. Find Spiritual Maturity in the study of Ephesians. Come
ready to explore this small book of the New Testament where God's provi-
sions for our life are revealed.
It's all happening this winter at the Amelia Plantation Chapel. Call 277-
4414 for more information or just show up! You are welcome here.
Learn more about the chapel at www.ameliachapel.com or visit them on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/Amelia.Plantation.Chapel.
be encouraged, have fun and gain
wisdom and friendship from other
moms. (No perfect moms allowed.)
For information contact momsofteen-
email@example.com or MOMSOFT-
EENS AMELIA on Facebook.
The Fernandina Beach Interfaith
Dinner Network is in need of dona-
tions of paper goods and cleaning
supplies. Items may be dropped off
at St. Peter's Episcopal Church
parish office, 801 Atlantic Ave.,
Monday through Thursday from 9
Faithlink Encounters, A Biblical
View of Current Events, are weekly
open discussions about what is tak-
ing place in our world. Groups meet
at 6:15 p.m. at two different loca-
tions, The Partin Center, 601 Centre
St. and O'Kanes Pub (318 Centre
Street ask for Memorial's group).
For more information contact Pastor
Hollie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All are welcome.
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S. Eighth
St., sponsors "Celebrate Recovery"
every Friday at 6:30 p.m. For individ-
uals and their family members who
are dealing with addictions, compul-
sions, past hurts and destructive
behaviors. Call 261-3617.
A project to fabricate metal parts
used to manufacture three-wheeled,
hand-craiked carts is ongoing at a
workshop sponsored by.Memorial
United Methodist Church. The vehi-
cles, called Personal Energy Trans-
portation, or PETs, are assembled at
Penney Farms near Green Cove
Springs and shipped world-wide.
The workshop operates Monday
through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to
noon. Call Jack at 261-5691 or James
at 261-5863 to volunteer.
Harbor Shores Ministries is a
nonprofit organization that reaches
out to needy families in the local
community. It accepts tax-deductible
donations to help local needs. Your
items may be given to a family in
need or liquidated to supply food,
clothes, furniture, etc. Call 225-0963
to schedule your items to be picked
up. Donations are tax-deductible.
Sunday School .................................. 9:30 am
Sunday Worship..............................0:45 am
Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road .County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034
A Congregation ofthe
Presbyterian Church in America
Devoted to Christ. to the Fellowship a
to the Great Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery and Children's Church provided
GraceGrroups meet on Wednesday evenings In
Pernandina Beach. Kingsland &Yulee.
Men's. Women's and Youth ministries
85439 Miner Rd. Yulee (Yulee Middle School)
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Traditional FamilyWorship....... 830am & lam
Contemporary Worship ...9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Sunday School for all ages....... 9:45arm& 1lam
Wednesday Dinner(Aug-May)...... 15pm-630pm
In the Heart of Fernandina
9 N. 6'" Street
Dr. Wain Wesberry
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
"Discover the Difference" at
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30amn
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group sludies-Adulls 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pmr
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comerof Buccaneer T. & Gcrbing Road. Fcnmandma Bi c
For More Infomnation Call: 261-9527
P, B AMELIA
Ted Schroder, Pastor
Winter Series: The Parables of Jesus
"There will be an opportunity for
healing prayer at each service
36 Bowman Road. 277-4414
O AAIA at enlrancr to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Pianiatiioi
Rev. Jose KalluKalam
Saturday Vigil Mass- 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass
Saluray 4 pm- Mass at Ylee United MSlhodisi Church
Sunday Masses Oct-April 8 am-9:30 am
DallyMass- 8:30am Mon, Wed,Thurs & Fri.
6 pm TUes
Holy Day Masses Vigil- 6 pm: Holy Day-8:30 am, 6 pm
Confessions: Salnrday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt
l-- eTitll nme-NUrnllflr
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
EmergOency Number: 904-277-6566
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
**, i Ili a Hl i, in l -l h
09:00 iife Groups
Wednesday 6:30 PM
4 YULEE UNITED
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
in the Heart of the City
Wfth the Desire to be in the
Heart ofAll People
Sunday New Members Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9p.m.
Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles,
familiwy sli center
Sunday Service ... .10:30 am
Bible Study ....... 9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Innovative Style, Contemporary Music,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
ConnoctiWg with Chist..
Connectg wt People./
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
Dr. Bill Yeldell. Interim Pastor
Sadt school .................. .4B8
Wo dkip SMrll .................... .11:00W
Eul Weorhip ....................... 00
W.d-dq l1orllhip S'ppr .......... nB:00pm
-aseoun.,r Yrb Prosp ........ .el30pW-B:OOpm
W.nnd.y Prayr rrSi............... 7:00pr
736 Bonnlevlew Road
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Points Baptist Encounter Youth
96362 BlacRrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30'am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Wednesday 6'30 8:30 pm
Wednesday Service 7-00 pm
L^ iks ensa/ways weiorrn
Doug Sides, Senior Pastor
Morning Services 8. 5 and 11:00 am
Sunday School 9.45 am
Sunday Evening 6.00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meetng 6 30 pm
Wednesday Children 6'30 pm
Wednesday 'Overflow' Youth 6:30 pm
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd. 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Located at the corner
of8th &Atlantic f
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
La Tierra Prometida
(nThe Promnisp Land)
Sunday-11:00 am English
7:00 pm Spanish
Wednesday-7:00 pm Spanish
16 Alachua Street
Worship this week
at the place of your choice...
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11.2013
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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 WorkWanted 403 Finandal-Home/Property 606 Photo Equipment & Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 13 1-r..eirnmenr P',ioe,-ry _55 Ci:.c.do-IJunfurnished
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If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
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105 Public Notice
ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised
Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
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of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against In
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
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HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
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LIBRARY BRANCH MANAGER
Nassau County has an opening for
Library Branch Manager at $24,839
annually plus benefits. Requires
Masters Degree in Library Science
supplemented by 1-2 years Public
Library experience. Must possess a
valid drivers license. Applications will
be accepted thru January 23, 2013 and
can be obtained in the Human Resourc-
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organized person to help with front
desk duties in our caring family
oriented dental practice. Computer
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21, Fernandina or fax to (904)261-
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Qualified candidates must have
experience in Excel, Microsoft Word
and handling mutliple phone
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ability to up-sell our services. Any
portfolio showing work experience,
factory certification, industry awards,
skills, accomplishments, etc. are a
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LONG TERM RENTALS
S433 N. Fletcher Ave 4BR/2BA Home
$1,600!mo + Utilities
*224 N. 2nd Street IBR/IBA Apt. $700.00
includesWater Sewer, and Garbage.
* Soney Creek Condo 3BR/2BA 1650 sq.ft
$1.100/mo + util
*Timber Creek 5BR/3BA with Den/Office
and 2-car garage. Like new! & 1.600/mo until .
* 2500 First Avenue 2BR/2BA apartment
with single car garage, small deck.
office/bonus room. tile and laminate floor-
ing, second floor with just a peek of the
S305 S 17th Street 2BR I BA house $850 a
month+ u tlities
*3423 S. Fletcher. 2BR/IBA. downstairs of
duplex $890/mo includes water, sewer and
*Azalea Point Home 4BR/3BA 2700 sq. ft.
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY
2BR/IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach.All uil.
wi-fi,TV & phone.
* 3BR/ 3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$1450/wk plus taxes & cleaning fee.
STwo 800sf Office/Retail spaces, can be joined
for one, 1.600 sq ft space. AIA next to
Peacock Electric $12/sq.ft + CAM andTax
* Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 rooms)
with bath. 576 sq. ft$1050/mo.+ sales tax.
* Five PointsVillage 1,200 sq.ftAAI/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.fr. 3 offices, reception area.
kitchen and bathroom. $1450/mo. + ulties.
* 1839 S.8th St adjacent to Huddle House,
1.800 sq.ft $1700/mo. lease + tax. Sale also
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601 Garage Sales
YARD SALE Sat. 1/12, 8am-4pm.
Furniture & misc. items. 85417 Harts
Rd., Yulee. (F)
RUMMAGE SALE St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.
Sat. 1/12, 8am-2pm.
HUGE YARD SALE Longaberger
baskets & accessories, bedroom &
assorted furniture, quality clothing,
lighting fixtures, aquariums, fishing
poles, HEPA air purifier, CD's, DVD's,
books, many other household items.
Sat. 1/12 from 8 AM, Flora Parke,
30435 Forest Parke Dr. Follow signs.
MOVING SALE Table/chairs, futon,
coffee/end tables, lawn equipment,
household items. Fri. & Sat., 8am-lpm.
712 San Fernando
HANDYMAN GARAGE SALE at 410
S. 14th St., FB. Sat 1/12, 8am 2pm.
MULTI-FAMILY SALE Craftsman
chain saw, furniture, 2 diamond rings,
toddler clothes, bikes, toys, 5 custom
valances & 3 pillow sets, DVD's. 86073
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8am-3pm. (904)225-2057 (F)
602 Articles for Sale
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SOLID WOOD BUNK BEDS with
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NASSAU COUNTY'S LARGEST
SELECTION OF LONG TERM RENTALS
3350 S. Fletcher Ave., ,Unit E6 1130 sf. 2BR/2BA
Oceanfront and fully furnished sixth floor condo. Large
Living Room and Dinning area with all furnishing 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.
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.
16 Zachary Court 1668 sf. 3BR/3BA condo just steps
from the beach and golf course. Plenty of cabinet space in
this kitchen overlooking the family room with vaulted
ceilings and fireplace. Over sized screened porch on back
with private fenced in backyard. Pets ok. On Island.
86201 Sand Hickory Trail 2437 sf. 4BR/2.5BA Hickory
Village two story within walking distance to schools.
Upgraded Kitchen with granitecounter tops opening to
Family Room-with fireplace! Formal Living & Dining
Rooms. Three iarge Bedrooms upstairs with MasterSuite
down. Security & irrigation systems. Pets OK. Off Island.
86867 Cartesian Pointe Dr 2552 sf. 4BR/2.5BA large
two story house on a corner lot in Cartesian Point. Well
appointed kitchen with center island overlooking the family
room. Fully fenced big backyard. Location is convenient to
Kings Bay, Jacksonville and Amelia Island. Pets OK. Off
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. $1,247/mo,
1836 Perimeter Park 1300 sf. 2BR/2BA second floor
Amelia Park town house. Separate living and dining rooms
plus breakfast nook inkitchen. Washer & Dryer. One car
garage. Pets ok. On Island. $1,200/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 AIP membership
available. Washer & Dryer. Pets ok. On Island. $1,197/mo.
1777 Mariners Walk 1783 sf. 3BR/2BA Mariners Walk
condo just a short distance to the beach and surrounding
golf courses. All on one level! Living room features large
windows, rile and carper plus built-ins. Galley Kitchen with
microwave. Great outdoor spaces are a feature of this
community. Pets ok. On Island. $1,197/mo.
76044 Long Pond Loop 1922 sf. 3BR/2BA house in
Cartesian Poince. Large family room with separate den or
office. Bright open cat in kitchen with view of pond.
Security system and irrigation. Paver driveway. Pets ok. Off
95 Oak Grove 1076 sf. 2BR/1BA 1940's era cottage located
on the end ofa 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. $1,247/mo.
96161 Tidal Bay Court 1213sf. 3BR/2BA well maintained
home in Heron Isles. Well appointed car-in Kitchen overlooking
generous Family Room. Ceiling fans throughout. Two car
garage. Good size Backyard overlooking pond. I.awn care
included. NO PETS. Off Island. $1,197/mo.
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 Aea. Master Suite has a big
walk-in closet and separate shower/garden tub. Screened porch
overlooks wooded area and pond. One car g ,,i '". 11 ; ok,
.NO CATS. Off Island. $1,147/mo.
41 Oak Grove Place- 1008 sf. 2BR/1BA home wiih hardwood
floors throughout plus a pool! Recently updated throughout!
Study with built in bookshelves. Pool & lawn care. Pers ok. On
76237 Long Pond Loop 1922 sf. 4BR/2BA house with large
rooms in Cartesian Pointe. Bright open eat-in Kitchen
overlooking gcnerouslysizcd Family Room. Two car Garage and
partially fenced backyard. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,247/mo.
97099 Coopers Way 1750 sf. 3BR/2BA house on large lot in
quiet neighborhood. Wood foors throughout. Plenty of
cabinets in Kitchen overlooking Family Room and Dining
Room. One car garage with unfinished Storage Room above.
Large bedrooms. Pets ok. Off island. $1,247/mo.
978 Chad Street 1400 sf. 3BR/2BA Island Townhomc
located in the heart of Amelia Island on a quite cul-de-sac. Close
to the Fernandina Beach Middle and High Schools. Low
maintenance landscaping..Mascer down with ceiling fans in all
Bedrooms. Vaulted ceiling in 2 story Family Room. Officelloft
area overlooking Family Raoom. One car garage. Washer and
dryer. Pets ok. On Island. $1,097/mo.
30936 Paradise Commons #227 1143 st 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. $1,097/mo.
86116 Caesars Ave. 1274 sf. 3BR/2BA house in the newly
built subdivision of Hideaway! Well appointed kitchen with
eat-in areaoverlooking the generously sized Family Room. Large
Master suite with two closets. Two car garage plus irrigation
system.Washer & Dryer included. Pets ok. Off Island.
23583 Bahama Point #1525 806 sf. IBR/BA upstairs unit in
Amelia Lakes with a great view of the lake. Open kitchen.
ceiling fans andscreened porch overlooking the lake. Washer &
dryer. Pets ok. Off Island. $947/mo.
23671 Bahama Point Drive, #1212 806 sf. 1BR/I BA ground
floor unit in Amelia Lakes with new carpet throughout. Open
kitchen, ceiling fans andscreened porch overlooking the lake.
Pets ok. Off Island. S774/mo.
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complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
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20 ACRES FREE! Own 60 acres for
40 acre price/payment. $0 down $168/
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852 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA DW ON LAKE 75586
Johnson Lake Rd. $850/mo. + $700
deposit. Call (470)216-7113 or (478)
VERY NICE 3BR/2BA DW in great
condition. Clean & bright. Laundry
room, garden tub, quiet area. 97030
Topaz Ct., Yulee $950/mo. + dep.
SW w/CH&A 3BR/2BA on 1 acre of
land very private. Dependable, clean
renters only need apply. $185 per
week, no lease required. $600 deposit
and 1st weeks rent to move in
immediately. Call 904-753-3356.
AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your
RV to live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE in a
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-
FURNISHED ROOM for rent in my NICELY FURNISHED 2BR/1BA, one
5BR DW in Yulee. $400/mo (904)849- block from beach. Utilities included.
7598. $995/mo. Call (904)261-0816 or cell
I ,I 557-1682.
LARGE 2 BEDROOM CH&A, washer/
dryer, hardwood floors. Near ocean.
$800/mo. Call (904)491-6136.
SMALL EFFICIENCY APT. 3 minutes
from beach. Utilities included. Partly
furnished. $500/mo. + deposit. Call
1BR/1BA, DINING/KITCHEN Car-
port, elect., water, garbage, w/d, cable
TV. All furnished, in Nassauville. 6 mo.
lease. $500/mo, $300/dep. 277-3819
ON ISLAND 1BR at beach, 1BR at
212 S. 14th, 3BR at N. 10th, 2/2
SWMH in park. Includes utils. Starting
$225-$275/wk + dep. (904)261-5034
ACROSS FROM OCEAN 2BR/2BA,
tile, recent paint, W/D, ceiling fans.
Includes water, sewer & garbage.
$975/mo. + $975 dep. Available
immediately. Call (904)277-7622.
2BR/1BA DOWNSTAIRS DUPLEX -
on beach, Fletcher Ave. New carpet &
paint. Includes washer & dryer,
dishwasher, central AC. Lawn care &
water/sewer also included in $875 rent
+ security deposit. (904)335-0255 or
3BR/1BA LUXURY OCEANVIEW
APT. Tile throughout, central AC, DW,
W/D. 927 N. Fletcher Ave., down.
$1095/mo. + deposit. (904)386-1005
2BR/1BA OCEAN VIEW $935/mo.
A/C & ceiling fans. Water, sewer &
garbage included. $600 sec. dep.
Service animals only. 847-639-0648 or
1BR APARTMENT with utilities
included. $800/mo + deposit. Call Rob
THE COLONY 2BR/1BA with garage.
$950/mo. Amelia Rentals (904)261-
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2BR/2BA EXECUTIVE TOWNHOME -
Nicely furnished, with 2-car garage,
pool, tennis courts. $1250/mo., utilities
incl. Call (904)261-0816 or 557-1682.
2BR/2BA FOR RENT $875/mo.
Gated community on island.
Includes washer/dryer. Available
immediately. Please call (904)277-
AMELIA LAKES 2BR/2BA, gated, &
includes all amenities. Very nice 2nd
floor unit on lake. $975/mo. Available
FERNANDINA SHORES Unfurnished
2BR/1BA, ground floor. Pool, tennis,
clubhouse, 1 block from beach. Year
lease. Deposit. $875. (904)261-5630
3BR/2BA 1700 sq ft, central island,
fireplace, 2 car garage. Service animals
only. $1400/mo. + util. (904)261-8381
2BR/2BA enclosed patio, garage,
close to FB high/middle schools. Avail
33/1. $900/mo., ist/last/security dep.
Includes washer/dryer, refrigerator, &
microwave. Call (904)277-8822.
MARSH LAKES 3BR/2.5BA T.H.
1860sf 95130 Village Dr. Fireplace, lake
view, garage. $1,350/mo. Call
2BR HOME ON ISLAND CH&A,
washer/dryer hookups. Outside city
limits. $875/mo. Call The Realty
Source, Inc. (904)261-5130.
3BR NORTH HAMPTON Hither Hills,
available now. No smoking. (904)703-
4BR/2BA w/lg den, 1500sf, remod-
eled, CH&A, Ig corner lot. 304 N. 10th
St. $1200/mo. + dep. Ideal for 2
families. Available now. (904)261-5034
3BR/2BA HOME 1 block from the
beach. Lawn care included. $1350/mo.
TOWNHOME OCEAN VIEW 2168B
First Ave. 1750sf, 3BR/3.5BA, double
garage. One year lease. $1,500/mo.
Available 1/1/13. (904)206-0238
812 SAN FERNANDO 1BR/1BA, w/d
hookup, CH&A, dishwasher. $775 sec.
dep. $775/mo. (904)261-3158. Avail-
able Feb 1.
861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office
space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes .utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For info call
HONDA ODYSSEY EXL 2004 fully
loaded in very good condition. $5,750.
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205 THE RESIDENCE OCEAN PLACE
Beautifully furnished Mediterranean style ocean- Oceanfront at it's finest! 2 and 3 bedroom
front villa, Just steps to the pool and to'the ocean, units located on the south side of The Ritz-
Health inspiring fitness area and tennis courts. Carlton at Summer Beach. Investors
welcome. Prices start at $489,000
Beautifully wooded lot backing up to a pre-
serve area. Great lot to build onl Short walk
or bike ride to beach.
$234,900 MLS# 56098
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Beautiful townhomes in gated community in
Summer Beach. Just a short stroll to the community
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Prices start at $349,900
Come build your dream home on this fabu-
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$269,900 MLS# 56049
HARRISON COVE VILLAS
Beautifully furnished 2br/2ba villa in gated
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$284,900 MLS# 57109
Beautiful Townhome on cul-de-sac, End unit with
lots of privacy. Unit comes with full club member-
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$349,900 MLS# 57232
Executive Upscale Oceanfront condos at
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