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The first sunrise of the new year was captured .on Amelia Island by Kathy Brooks of Wild Amelia. What an auspicious beginning it was.

Wreck ofthe Evening "
For the News-Leader ..

*--.*. everyone has heard of the Titanic, but
.., few people can name the ship I l:t w, ,
associated with the worst nautical -- -.
tragedy in American history before that
point. Indeed, few have heard of the wreck of the
Evening Star, yet this shipwreck (which predated
.Titanic by almost 50 years) was considered the
greatest maritime disaster of its time.
Fernandina Beach is a prominent part of its
The Evening Star was a passenger steamer,
and it left New York bound for New Orleans in
late September 1866. There were 278 people on
board, 14 of those were crew, and one was the
captain. The Evening Star was sent to sea with
no spare sails or spars, and lacked a ship's car-
penter to make repairs as needed in case of a dis-
aster. The ship carried 6 lifeboats, each with
room for about 10 people enough to save less

1 he lifeboat came ashore some-
where near Fort Clinch. There
were only five survivors.

than a quarter of those on board in the event of
an emergency.
The ship ran into'a hurricane 180 miles off
the coast ofTybee Island, Ga., on the Oct. 2.
During the early morning hours of Oct. 3, the
ship began taking on water. Attempts were made
to bail water out of the engine room, but these
were to no avail. Around 5 a.m., Captain William
Knapp made an announcement to the passengers
that the ship would surely sink.
During the commotion caused by the storm,
only four of the ship's lifeboats made it into the
water. All were capsized several times, and sub-
sequently bailed out by the people inside them -

this sad'cycle continued for hours until one boat
.was cleared out completely, and all aboard were
lost. Two of the boats drifted for two days, and
were later rescued by a passing ship and rakyn to
Savannah. The last boat began a harry, wil np live--
day journey that brought them to the shores-of.--
Fernandina Beach. Most of the men on this boat
were crewmembers; the only Evening Star pas-
senger on board was an actor and former Union
soldier from Brooklyn, N.Y., named Frank
Girard. He left a detailed account of his experi-
ences, via a letter written to a friend back in New
York. From this document we get a passenger's
perspective on the incident.
In the devastating final moments before the
ship went down, Girard suffered a broken nose
and got a large laceration on his leg. After cling-
ing to a wooden trunk to keep himself afloat,
Girard spotted a lifeboat with five crewmen and
five passengers inside and attempted to pull him-
WRECK Continued on 3A


A group is trying to
save a few of the 31
old-growth oak trees
slated for removal
when a convenience
store at the Amelia
City roundabout is
demolished and
rebuilt. Residents are
petitioning the Jones
Co. in Waycross, Ga.,
which received county
approval for the
expansion, to elimi-
nate a few parking
spaces to spare trees.
Email Lyn Pannone at
or Debby Arnold at
com for information.




is goal

A bid to base the sheriff's office at
the former Yulee Middle School com-
plex fizzled after Nassau County
Commissioners nixed it at their joint
meeting with the Nassau County
School Board Tuesday night.
The plan was not popular with com-
missioners and Sheriff Bill Leeper,
who favor instead building a new facil-
ity near the Nassau County Judicial
Annex, jail and Emergency Operations
Center in Yulee.
"For the conven-
ience of the public, I
that's where it
should be," the sher-
iff said.
Local officials
have long deplored
the current facility, a
39-year-old complex Leeper
that has fallen into a
state of disrepair, for
its security flaws and outdated nature.
Repairs have been required to pre-
serve sheriff's records.
Building a new facility would take at
least two years.
Upgrading the former school, locat-
ed near US 17, for temporary use
would cost roughly $4-5 million com-
pared to the estimated $12-15 million
needed for a new facility, County
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Less than three months after then-
sheriff Tommy Seagraves gave a
$400,000 residual check to the Nassau
County Commission, his successor is
asking for that money back.
Citing "glaring" needs at the coun-
ty jail and the 911 dispatch center,
Sheriff Bill Leeper asked the commis-
sion at its meeting Monday night to
return those funds. "These are the
issues that I feel like are very critical,"
he told the board.
"Looking at the issues I'm dealing
with, particularly with dispatch and
our corrections is short as well, I'm
trying to fulfill those needs so we can
stay accredited," said Leeper.
There's just one snag: that money
isn't in Leeper's budget for fiscal year
2012-13. "It's part of the old budget,"
said County Manager Ted Selby, refer-
ring to Seagraves'.budget for 2011-12.
Instead, if the commission adds
$400,000 to the sheriff's budget, it
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 18. 2013 NEWS News-Leader


Elaine Crane
Elaine (Nunu) Crane
went home to be with our
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
on Tuesday, January 15,
Nunu was an extra spe-
cial loving wife, mother,
grandmother, and great-
Some of her
,,h a happiest
times were
spent with her
children and
working with
the "Kids" of
Special Olympics. She cele-
brated 60 years of marriage
with her late husband, Thad,
who preceded her in death
in 2006.
Surviving family include
Ssons with wives: Gerry and
Sandra Crane; Bruce and
Faith Crane. Daughters with
husbands: Allan and Deborah
Lemieux and George and
Yvonne Ragusin. Grandsons
with wives: Scott and Judy
Ragusin, Steve and Nanette
Ragusin; Jared and Barbara
Lemieux. Great-grandchil-
dren: Brooke, Devon, Jack,
Blake and Danielle. She is
also survived by her own spe-
cial "Angel" on Earth, Ms.
Angel Crane.
Funeral services and
Interment will be held
Sunday, January 20 at 11:00
am at Fountainhead Funeral
Home, Palm Bay.
Fountainhead Funeral Home
Palm Bay


George Michael Brown,
64, Fernandina Beach, died
Monday, Jan. 14,2013.
Erernity Funeral Homes &
Cremations -Nassau
Jimme Lee Duffy, 63,
north Jacksonville, died
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
Funeral services will be at
11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in
the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-
Heard Funeral Home.
Oxley-Ieard Funeral Directors
Mr. Marcus Larry
Ghee,. 78, Yulee, died
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.
Funeral services will be at 3
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in the
Burgess Chapel of Oxley-
Heard Funeral Home
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Mrs. Jynna Ladon
Gillispie, 40, formerly of
Fernandina Beach, died
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.
Funeral services will be at 2
p.m. Wednesday in the
Burgess Chapel of Oxley-
Heard Funeral Home.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Mr. Christopher And-
rew Luster, 32, Yulee, died
Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.
Funeral services will be at 5
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the
Journey Church.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Nonprofit, county partner to'empty the shelter'

For the News Leader

Coast No More Homeless Pets
(FCNMHP), Ark Sciences and
the University of Florida are
teaming up with Nassau County
Animal Services to decrease the
euthanasia rate at the shelter.
FCNMHP will be spaying or
neutering all adoptable dogs
and cats currently at Nassau
County Animal Services in an
effort to increase adoptions at
the shelter. All of these pets will
be available for adoption imme-
diately after their surgery Jan.
Typically, Nassau County
Animal Services animals are not
spayed or neutered until after
they are adopted. By perform-
ing the spay/neuter surgery
before adoption, dogs and cats
will be able to go home with
their new families immediately

and the hope is this will greatly
increase the number of adop-
A special adoption rate of
$35 will be offered for all pets
that are sterilized as part of this
partnership and all pets will be
vaccinated and microchipped.
The FCNMHP clinic will be uti-
lizing a non-surgical neuter tech-
nique, an injectable solution
called Zeuterin, for male dogs.
Female dogs and cats will be
surgically spayed.
Veterinary faculty, interns
and residents from the UF
Maddie's Shelter Medicine
Program will be training at the
FCNMHP clinic to learn how
to perform the Zeuterin steril-
izations, which is a less-inva-
sive method of neutering
than traditional surgical proce-
"We are impressed with
FCNMHP's early implementa-

A special adoption rate of$35 will be
offeredfor all pets that are sterilized as part
ofthis partnership and all pets will be
vaccinated and microchipped

tion of a less invasive method
for neutering dogs and are look-
ing forward to learning more
about their first-hand experi-
ence when we visit for training
later this month," said Dr.
Katherine Polak of UE
FCNMHP partners with
Nassau County Animal Services
to facilitate and perform all of
their spay/neuter surgeries.
FCNMHP also offers free trans-
port in addition to low-cost and
Free spay/neuter services for
Nassau residents. These initia-
tives are crucial to making
Nassau County no kill as part of

Meeting to discuss local impact

of new human trafficking law

Family Support Services of
North Florida is hosting a com-
munity meeting in Nassau
County on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 9
a.m. to noon, to discuss Flori-
da's new Safe Harbor Act and
the impact the human traffick-
ing law will have locally, partic-
ularly on child welfare and law
Planned in partnership with
the Department of Children and
Families, the meeting is being
held at the Nassau County
Judicial Annex, first floor jury
room, 76347 Veteran's'Way in
National expert, author,
researcher and trainer Dr.
Lawanda Ravoira is the guest
speaker. Ravoira is the director
of the recently created Delores
Barr Weaver Policy Center in
Jacksonville. She is the former
director of the National Center
for Crime Delinquency Center
for Girls and Young Women.
The Safe Harbor Act, which
went into effect Jan. 1, allows

By hosting this publicforum in Nassau
County, we can ensure that the professionals
whose work is impacted by the new law, as
well as interested members ofthe public,
understand the depth and details ofhuman
trafficking and the Safe Harbor Act.'

children who are rescued from
prostitution and. human traf-
ficking to get help from child
welfare professionals instead of
being placed in juvenile delin-
"FSS is working with the
Department of Children and
Families, the Nassau County
Sheriffs Office and the Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice to pro-
vide safety and intensive treat-
ment to children who are the
victims of human trafficking,"
said Lee Kaywork, FSS chief

Food, nutrition class

Would you like to develop
in-depth knowledge in the areas
of food preservation, food safe-
ty and nutrition? Are you con-
cerned about children being
overweight and the increase in
chronic health diseases among
adults in your community? Then
consider taking the Master
Food and Nutrition Volunteer
Training Program provided
through the University of
Florida Cooperative Extension
Service. This program is
designed to provide food and

nutrition training for selected
individuals in Northeast Florida.
Master Food and Nutrition
Volunteer is a title given to indi-
viduals who receive in-depth
food and nutrition training from
County Extension Family and
Consumer Sciences agents. In
return, participants agree to
give volunteer service to their
local County Extension Office
during the next year.
Master Food and Nutrition
Volunteer training will be held at
the Duval County Extension

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executive officer.
"By hosting this public
forum in Nassau County, we can
ensure that the professionals
whose work is impacted by the
new law, as well as interested
members of the public, under-
stand the depth and details of
human trafficking and the Safe
Harbor Act, so we can success-
fully serve victimized children."
FSS is the lead agency for
foster care, adoption and family
preservation in Duval and
Nassau counties.

office on Wednesdays, begin-
ning Feb. 13 and ending April 3.
Training sessions begin at 9:30
a.m. and last until 4 p.m.
Training will include topics such
as basic nutrition and health,
food safety, food preparation
and the latest food preservation
updates. Your local agent will
be teaching and attending each
workshop, and will be able to
transport up to four individuals.
There is a registration fee of
$75 to cover materials and lab
supplies for the course.
For an application contact
Meg McAlpine, your Nassau
County Extension agent, at 491-
7340. Deadline is Feb. 1.

Drug cards
Free prescription discount
cards are available at the Nassau
County Volunteer Center, 1303
Jasmine St., Suite 104A.
The cards are provided
through a joint effort of Nassau
County and the National Ass-
ociation of Counties (NACo).
They can be used at 13 partici-
pating pharmacies in Nassau
County and can save an aver-
age of 24 percent on prescrip-
tions. No enrollment form is
Visit www.nacorx.org to
learn more. For information call

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Friday, February 1st, 6-8pmn
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the wider no-kill movement
across Northeast Florida.
Nassau County Animal
Services is located at 86078
License Road in Yulee. Adoption
viewing hours are Tuesday
through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4
p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m.
Anyone in Northeast Florida
who needs help with spaying
or neutering their pet can reach
the FCNMHP hotline at (904)
The mission of First Coast
No More Homeless Pets (FCN-
MHP) is to end the needless

killing of cats and dogs through
sterilization. Several programs
offering free or low-cost
spay/neuter surgeries are avail-
able to First Coast residents.
Since 2002, more than 130,000
dogs and cats have been steril-
ized and benefited from these
FCNMHP also mentors
organizations across the coun-
try to help them start similar
programs in their communities,
saving even more animals
nationwide. FCNMHP runs the
Jacksonville Pet Food Bank to
help keep pets with their fami-
lies and out of shelters where
they may be euthanized. More
than 500,000 pounds of food
have been given to pets in need
since March 2010. Call the clin-
ic hotline at (904) 425-0005 or
visit www.fcnmhp.org. To learn
more about Maddie's Fund, visit

A continuing Computer
Workshop will be held at 1
p.m. each Monday in
January at the Council On
Aging East Nassau, 1367 S.
18th St., Fernandina Beach
for people interested in
learning the basics of com-
puter use. The class will be
taught by Jan Cote-Merow,
computer coach, who has
been teaching private and.
group lessons on Amelia
Island for the past 10 years.
The cost of each session is a
donation of $10 to the
Council on Aging, a 501(c)3
not-for-profit charity. To sign
up call Jan at 583-2870.
Do you have gently used
kids' items you no longer
need? Donate them for an
upcoming "all-kids'stuff"
yard sale to benefit Girl
Power 2 Cure, a 501c3 non-
profit on a mission to raise
awareness about Rett Syn-
drome and find a cure. Call
(904) 849-7106 to arrange for
pickup or drop-off of your
items. The sale will be 8 a.m.-
1 p.m. Jan. 26 on Sand
Hickory Trail in Yulee. To
learn more about Girl Power
"2 Cure, Which 's ba.i.d'oih"
Amelia' li;u-Ir 'i i, gp.-': I rg.
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
The next blood drive at
Pecan Park Road is Jan. 19
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The
pirate ship, Amelia's Reven-
ge, 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 pro-
vide free lunch and bever-
ages for donors. Post 54
members will offer guided
tours of the facility.
Appointments are not
required to donate blood, but
advance scheduling is avail-
able at IGiveBlood.com. For
visit FernandinaPirates.com.
Job fair
In anticipation of the $85
million "Re-Imagination" set
to debut in March, Omni
Amelia Island Plantation will
add 160 new permanent jobs
and an additional 200 season-




al associates.
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation will hold job fairs
to recruit new employees for
positions such as sales man-
ager, pastry chef, convention
services manager, assistant
director of finance, adminis-
trative assistant and bell cap-
tain on Jan. 21. from 11 a.m.-7
p.m. and Jan. 28 from 9 a.m.-
6 p.m. at Racquet Park. Visit
tation.com for information.

Libraries dosed
The Nassau County
Public Library System will
be closed Jan. 21 for Martin
Luther King, Jr. Day. The
book drops will remain open.
Confederate sons
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans will meet Jan. 21 at
7 p.m. at the Pig Barbeque
Restaurant in Callahan. The
historical presentation will
be "Confederate Railroads"
by Gray Chandler (CSX,
retired). The public is invit-
Suicide prevention
Learn the warning signs
of suicide and how to prevent
suicide at Family Support
Services of North Florida's
Breakfast Learning Services,
Jan.'22 at 9 a.m. at the: '
agency's Nassau County '
office, 87001 Professional
Way in Yulee.
Networking and continen-
tal breakfast begin at-8:30
a.m.; program from 9 to
10:30 a.m. Register to attend
at FSS.BLS.Nassau@
fssnf.org or 225-5347.
The program, "Suicide
Prevention: Question.
Persuade. Refer." will
address how to identify peo-
ple who are thinking about
suicide and how to help
them find resources and
assistance in our community.
Guest speaker is Melissa
Witmeier, project coordina-
tor, Florida Youth Suicide
Prevention Project, Florida
Council of Community
Mental Health at the
University of South Florida.
Lowcost pet care
River City Community
Animal Hospital, a nonprofit
mobile vet, will offer low-cost
spay/neuters, checkups and
vaccinations for area pets at
Petco in Yulee on Jan. 23.
Appointments are required
by calling (904) 733-8123. Be
sure to leave your name and
telephone number, including
area code. Visit rccah.org to
learn more.

American Beach marks 78 years

On Thursday, Jan. 31 at
noon, the American Beach
Property Owners Association
will host a reading of its procla-
mation on the steps of the
American Beach Community
Center, 1600 Julia St.
The public invited to join
in this annual event an
opportunity to fellowship
and remember the great
times for many at American

Beach and to give thanks to
A.L. Lewis and the many
others who helped to make
this vision a reality 78 years
Fourth Judicial Circuit
Judge Brian J. Davis of
American Beach will do the
honor of reading the power-
ful document.
For information contact
J.M. Smith at 261-7906.

Several thousand spectators attended the
opening of the Florida Marine Welcome Station at
the Fernandina harbor.
January 17, 1963
About two-thirds of Crane Island was taken
into the city of Fernandina Beach in advance of a
proposed Planned Unit Development for the land
owned by Crane Island Ventures, Inc.
January 21, 1988
The state Department of Transportation
agreed with the Joint Local Planning Agency that
A1A needed to be six-laned from 1-95 to Amelia
Island Parkway by 2010 but said there were no
funds for the project.
January 17, 2003


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013 NEWS News-Leader

Split on nonprofit rentals

News I.eader

City commissioners voted 3-
2 Tuesday to allow all city non-
profit organizations one free
rental per year at a city facility
The discussion was initiat-
ed by Commissioner Pat Gass,
who said she found the city's
fee-waiver policy on nonprofits
"discriminatory" and that the
city was losing several thousand
dollars annually on such
The city last year began
waiving fees for 15 nonprofit
agencies to rent city facilities
one time per fiscal year for
"If we're going to open the
floodgates to one (nonprofit),
we should open them to all,"
Gass said.
Gass also noted the city is
"still $1 million in the hole" and
that "now is not a good time to
be giving money away." She also
said nonprofits should exhaust
all resources before asking the
city for help.
"It's not our money to give
away," Gass said. "It's money
citizens had to give us." That
money, she said, would be bet-
ter spent in supporting the city's
infrastructure. Gass also said
she did not have a problem with
the square footage used by the
nonprofits, but rather with the
city paying for things like air

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and trash
"I just
don't think
you can go
around forc-
ing people to
give," Gass

Commissioner Arlene
Filkoff said the decision to
waive facility fees happened last
year because city commission-
ers had only $35,000 available
for nonprofits, which they grant-
ed to local service-oriented
organizations. Because they
were not given direct funds,
those nonprofits focusing on
arts and culture were offered
one annual fee waiver for city
Theresa Duncan, chair of
Arts & Culture Nassau, said the
city began to cut grant funding
in 2010 and focus more on social
service organizations. She
noted only about six nonprofits
used city facilities for free last
"(Fee waivers are) a signifi-
cant way for the city to support
arts and culture," Duncan said.
"The square footage charge is
less than what the arts bring
into the city," she added, not-
ing that $1.1 million was spent
within the city for cultural
events in the last year.

Gass said she agreed arts
and culture groups brought a
lot into the city, but disagreed
that the government should
fund those groups.
Sallie McDonald of Friends
of the Library said a free space
rental at the Peck Community
Center for a book sale last year
brought in $16,000 to $18,000
for the nonprofit group.
"We gave those funds back
to the library system,"
McDonald said. She added
that providing such free space is
part of the partnership be-
tween government and other
Mayor Sarah Pelican said
she did not understand why a
resolution was needed for non-
profits to get approval to rent
Commissioner Ed Boner
said it should also be assured
that those nonprofits operated
within city limits.
City Attorney Tammi Bach
said the motion should include
all nonprofits physically locat-
ed in the city, and that those
desiring a fee waiver would go
before the city manager for
In the end, Gass made the
motion to allow all city-approved
nonprofits one free rental of a
city facility yearly, but both she
and Pelican voted against the

SHERIFF Continued fonm 1A
Manager lied Selby told the board.
But moving the 911-dispatch center to the
EOC could save the county some money,
Commission Chair )anny deeper said.
Superintendent John Ruis said the county
wa. welcome to the former school's main build-
ing and a vacant gymnasium, but the remaining
six building's provided venues for existing pro-
grams, such as the YMCA and adult education
That was a deal-breaker for the sheriff, who
told the board he would need the entire site
"for security purposes," but was reluctant to
uproot those programs. "At first blush ... my

$400K Cntinued from IA
would come out of a reserve
account. "It would be an
increase to his current year
budget," Selby said.
The sheriffand the coun-
ty manager and finance staff
have agreed to meet to eval-
atl;e and accommodate' the
sheriff's needs.
Constitutional officers,
such as the sheriff and the
Clerk of Court, routinely
retIurn leftover funds to the
commission at the end of
each fiscal year.
On Oct. 22, Seagraves pre-
sented the board with a cer-
emonial checkk for $400,000, a
savings he said he found with
cost-cutting measures"and

concern would be security," he said.
The sheriff's concern resonated with com-
missioners. Commissioner Barry Holloway said
working out an arrangement with those pro-
grams would be "too much of a headache," and
advocated for a site near the judicial annex
"We need to move forward," said Holloway.
"... No matter how we do this, it's going to cost
Building a new facility would require a bond
issuance or a lease-purchase agreement with a
developer, Selby said. The board agreed at its
regular meeting Wednesday to form a commit-
tee tasked with planning the new building.

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self in. One of the sailors
attempted to hit him with an
oar to knock him out of the
boat, but Girard was able to
fight the man off and stay
inside. He writes about his
shock and dismay over the
actions of the sailors in his
lifeboat. Other passengers
who had to that point sur-
'vived by clinging to broken
pieces of the ship tried to
enter the boat, only'to be
rebuffed by the sailors. As
one young man tried to climb
into the boat, his hand was
slit by one of the sailors.
Another crewman threatened
to "brain" Girard with a piece
of wood as he moved to help
an older woman into the boat.
Girard looked on with disgust
as the. sailors ruled through
the pockets of anyone who ,
succumbed-to starvation, .,.
thirst or exposure. After they
died, the sailors would steal
their clothes and throw the
bodies overboard. Some of
the passengers became so
thirsty they began to drink
salt water, which led to their
deaths. Girard followed the
example of the crewmen, who
survived by drinking their
own urine.
After three days of drifting
they were able to fashion a
makeshift sail and rudder,
hoping they would be able to
guide themselves to land or a
passing ship. The men -
including Girard began to
suffer from delirium, and.
spent a lot of their time talk-
ing nonsense, screaming and
fighting amongst themselves.
Besides a small fish that
somehow jumped into the
boat and was eaten raw after
being fought over fiercely, the
men had no food whatsoever.
Girard had no means of treat-
ing his leg wound, and it
began to grow numb.
On the morning of the fifth
day, the lifeboat finally found
itself in sight of land. The
small boat had traveled
almost 150 miles, all the way
to Amelia Island. At this point
five men were left, Girard and
four sailors. They came

ashore somewhere near Fort
Clinch and drug themselves
out of the boat. Qirard was
unable to stand due to his leg
wound and asked for assis-
tance from the sailors. They
ignored him and left him
lying on the beach. Girard *
began to drag himself across
the ground hoping to come
across someone who could
assist him. After crawling for
about a mile and a half, he
came across a puddle of rain-
water, and was able to drink
water for the first time in five
days. Meanwhile, the sailors
had come to the door of a
cabin only to be refused entry
until they could produce the
injured man. The sailors
backtracked hoping to find
Girard so they could use him
as a means of proving they
were truly in need of help.
They came upon him about a
mile from the cabin, and now
they eagerly helped him to
his feet and carried him the
rest of the way.
With Girard in tow, the
sailors made it back to the
cabin, where the old gentle-
man and his wife welcomed
the party in and sent for a
doctor. The doctor informed
Girard that his leg would
have to be amputated. Girard
objected wholeheartedly, and
fortunately he found a sup-
porter in Fernandina's Mayor
Sammuel T.Riddel (the
owner of the cabin sent for
not only a doctor, but also the
town mayor).
Girard was taken to
Riddel's home where he
spent the next three weeks
recuperating. New doctors
were brought in to treat
Girard's leg wound. They
diagnosed a contusion, and
said the bone had to be
scraped clean. Girard refused
to take chloroform to numb
the pain because he feared
they might be planning to
amputate his leg while he was
After recovering from his
wounds Girard returned to
New York by train, and so
ended the long and arduous
journey that took him all the
way from Brooklyn to Amelia

Of the nearly 300 souls
that departed New York on
the Evening Star, there were
only 17 survivors. The U.S.
government created a board
of inquiry to investigate the
incident. The board deter-
mined that the ship had been
sent from port with an insuffi-
cient amount of crew, and
badly in need of repair. She
was in no shape to withstand
the dangers presented by
hurricane season in the
Atlantic. It was also stated
during the inquiry that had
the ship had a competent car-
penter on board who could
repair damage as it occurred
- like mending the ship's dis-
abled rudder the sinking
might have been avoided. A
few of the ship's crew, sur-
vivors fiom the other boats
(the two that made it to
Savannah) wrote their own
accounts of the tragedy,
which can be found online.
Frank Girard passed away
in 1900 at the age of 60. He
was 26 years old when he
boarded the Evening Star on
its ill-fated last voyage. His
first-hand account of the
entire ordeal, including his
time in Fernandina, can be
found in the archives of the
Amelia Island Museum of
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NaTsau County Sheriff

I wanted to take an oppor-
tunity to share the progress of
the Nassau County Sheriff's
Office that has occurred dur-
ing my first week as your new
It was my pleasure to admin-
ister the oath of office to the
officers who were working the
night shift protecting the citi-
zens, their property and our
community at midnight on Jan.
7 and at 5:45 a.m. on Jan. 8 for
those who were working the
morning shift to ensure con-
tinued service to the commu-
A special oath of office cer-
emony took place at 7 p.m. on
Jan. 8 at the Nassau County
Judicial Annex in Yulee. The
event was open to the public
and I was able to administer
the oath of office to all of the
law enforcement officers who
had not already taken the oath
of office. The outpouring of sup-
port was overwhelming, evi-
denced by the fact that our
courthouse was not able to
accommodate all who came to
participate in the ceremony.
I want to thank the commu-
nity for sharing in the ceremo-
ny on Jan. 8. I am grateful for all
who were present and wish that
I had had the opportunity to
speak to each person who'
attended. It is truly humbling to
have the confidence and sup-
port of our community.
My staff and I are conduct-
ing a thorough, top to bottom
analysis of the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office. All policies,
procedures and programs are
being reviewed and all person-
nel will be evaluated to make
sure we are conducting law
enforcement services in a prop-
er manner. The immediate
needs of the agency are being
identified and community pri-
orities are being assessed.
Once the full agency analysis is
complete, I will have a full list of
recommendations to act upon.
I want to introduce the indi-
viduals who will serve as direc-
tors within the agency. They
were selected for these posi-
tions because of their extensive
executive leadership skills, law
enforcement and management
background and ability to lead
and .mentor the men, and
, ,ren th Si,:I- it !C'- i fi... C collectively
they have over 130 years of law
enforcement experience.
Undersheriff George

Lueders, 58, is a 33-year law
enforcement veteran. He was
an officer; sergeant: lieutenant:
captain and assistant chief of
patrol, investigations and organ-
ized crime. He became chief
and director of investigations
and homeland security before
retiring from the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office. He was an
instructor for the Federal Law
Enforcement Training Center
in Brunswick, Ga., teaching
drug enforcement and
Intelligence Led Policing to law
enforcement executives nation-
wide. He also served as vice
chairman of First Coast Crime
Stoppers. He holds a bachelor
of science degree from the
State University of New York
and attended the 175th session
of the FBI Academy. He will
assist me in overseeing the
daily operations of the sheriff's
office. He can be reached at
iff.com or 548-4072."
Director of Patrol and
Investigations Roy Henderson,
57, is a 35-year law enforcement
veteran. He is an.accomplished
law enforcement management
professional with extensive
background in operations, crit-
ical incident and homeland
security administration. He rose
up through the ranks from
patrolman; narcotics and vice
detective; patrol sergeant; homi-
cide sergeant; lieutenant of
patrol, tactical support, SWAT,
sexual predator and offender
program; assistant chief of
patrol; and chief of homeland
security, narcotics and vice
before his retirement from the
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
He has also been a member of
the Regional D&omestic Security
Task Force. He has a bachelor
of science degree from Liberty
University. He will oversee all
areas of the patrol, criminal
investigations and narcotics
section within the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office. He can
be reached at rhenderson@nas-
saucountysheriff.com or 548-
Director of Administrative
Services Mike Edwards, 59, is
a 35-year law enforcement vet-
eran. He rose up through the
ranks of the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Commission to be the
regional commander of the
commission's South Florida
opr at;jmj. Hewas responsible
[for 130 personnel overseeing,
uniform patrol, investigations,
communications, administra-
tion, special operations and
budget before his retirement.

Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper's command staff includes, from left, Director Mike Edwards, Director Roy
Henderson, Leeper, Undersheriff George Lueders, Director Connie Johnson.

He also served briefly as under-
sheriff of the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office where he stper-
vised the correction, investiga-
tion and operational sections.
He served as an instructor at
the Federal Law Enforcement
Training Center in Brunswick,
Ga., teaching land navigation,
use of camouflage, team move-
ments, report writing, radio
usage, patrol techniques, care
under fire and tracking to law
enforcement officers through-
out the country. He attended
Florida Junior College at
Jacksonville, majoring in busi-
ness and has received exten-
sive training in emergency man-
agement. He will oversee all
areas in the administrative sec-
tion to include 911 communi-
cations, evidence, training, prop-
erty, fleet maintenance, civil
process, records, accreditation,
internal affairs, information
technology, human resources
and finance. He can be reached
at medwards@nassaucoun-
tysherif.com or 548-4090.
Director of Detention &
Court Security Connie Johnson,
57, is a 31-year Nassau County
law enforcement veteran. He

spent six years as the Town of
Hilliard's police chief and 25
years with the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office. He held various
positions within the Sheriff's
Office ranging from patrol
deputy to patrol sergeant-lieu-
tenant-captain and major. He
served as major of corrections
and also served as undersher-
iff where he supervised the cor-
rection, investigation and patrol
sections of the Sheriff's Office
before retiring. He has an asso-
ciate in applied science degree
from Ashworth University. He
will oversee all jail/detention
facility operations, inmate trans-
port and work program, as well
as courthouse security. He can
be reached at cjohnson@nas-
saucountysheriff.com or 548-
Please welcome these indi-
viduals to our team. They are
truly committed to making the
Nassau County Sheriff's Office
one of the best law enforcement
agencies in Florida.i ,
I. Would 1i-1;.. .. di.i.; ,i[ of
the law enforcement officers,
detention deputies and civilian
personnel who serve so coura-
geously in the Nassau County

Sheriff's Office for their serv-
ice. I am honored to be able to
serve with them.
While an organization can
only be as good at its members,
this is especially true for law
enforcement. Citizens expect
the highest standards of integri-
ty and commitment from those
who take the oath to protect
and serve, and rightfully so.
Those of us who work in law
enforcement have the respon-
sibility to earn the trust and
respect of our community each
I want you to know that I
am committed to use my expe-
rience to provide my best for
you as sheriff of Nassau County.
I pledge to bring professional-
ism, honesty and integrity to
the leadership of the Sheriff's
Office. In order to move for-
ward as an agency, I expect the
same level of professionalism,
honesty and integrity from the
agency employees.
. In the next few years, we
will undergo many lra i,
our use of technology and per-
sonnel. We will implement an
agency-wide reorganization to
ensure that staff and resources

are directed to meet emerging
public safety needs. New crime-
fighting strategies' will be
undertaken to keep drug deal-
ers, gangs, thugs and deviants
from operating within Nassau
County. We will take advantage
of training opportunities that
are available and we will focus
,on building better relationships
with the citizens, court systems
and other local, state and fed-
eral agencies.
We will provide improved
services to the citizens of this
county, while being responsi-
ble in our utilization and care of
the resources entrusted to us.
The agency will treat all indi-
viduals fairly, with both dignity
and respect.
I am very excited for the
future of Nassau County and I
look forward to the challenges
that lie ahead. The Nassau
County Sheriff's Office will
serve the citizens of Nassau
County with integrity, profes-
sionalism and pride as we conm
I;,,u. Ip lill .- n. II County)
safe place to live, work and raise
a family.
God bless you all and please
stay safe!

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How about a bourbon and chili cookie?

Musings, opinions, observa-
tions, questions, and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
Members of the Amelia
Island Boules (petanque)
organization are required by
the Federation of Petanque
USA to sign an accident waiv-
er and release of liability form,
written by someone in the
insurance business who either
has a keen sense of humor,
drinks heavily, is a couple of
sandwiches shy of a picnic or
has never seen this game
played, as the first sentence of
the mandatory form says -
and I am not making this up -
"I acknowledge that this sport
is an extreme test of a person's
physical and mental limits and
carries with it the potential for
death, serious injury and prop-
erty loss." Folks, you can take
a nap, knit a sweater, chat with
your teammates and play this
game all at the same time
without breaking a sweat with
the only risk being spilling
your beer. You're in more dan-
ger at home in bed sleeping
than playing p6tanque. Don't
believe it? Then go play or
watch at the south end of the
marina Wednesdays beginning
at'4:30 p.m. and Saturdays at
9:30 a.m., it's fun and it'll grow
on you, and certainly more
exciting than shuffleboard, but
don't expect an adrenalin
rush. Skydiving it ain't!
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I see where Visit Jackson-
ville, a private company con-
tracted by Duval County to
promote tourism, has hired a
new CEO, a fellow naned Paul
Astleford, and I expect he will
become wildly successful as

from his pre-
vious job of
tourism for
Ohio, and
Folks if you
can success-
DAVE'S fully promote
WORLD Ohio's capi-
tal and
largest city
David N as a tourist
Scott destination,
then the job
in Jacksonville should be a
walk in the park. Imagine the
looks on the faces around the
dinner table when dad
announces, "Alright kids, this
summer we're going to spend
two weeks in Columbus,

The Friends of the Fernan-
dina Beach Library (FOL)
want.you to know that their
Annual Literary Luncheon will
not be held at Hammerhead's
on Bikini Sunday, but instead
will gather at noon, next
Friday, Jan. 25, at Bonito's
Grill and Sushi on Centre
Street, and I made up the part
about Hammerhead because I
was trying to get your atten-
tion since FOL isn't exactly an
attention-grabbing "Girls Gone
Wild" kind of crowd even
though they do have a lively
speaker and topic lined up for
this fifth anniversary event
with noted author and artist
Margaret Ross Tolbert, who
will discuss the 100,000-
square-mile aquifer, one of the
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al Time Inc. publication with
an annual circulation of more
than 625,000, plants Amelia
Island in its top 10 "Coastal
Hot List" for 2013, ranking it
up there with such exotic
places as North Bimini,
Bahamas; Victoria, British
Columbia; St. Vincent and The
Grenadines among six other:
exotic coastal hot spots. The
magazine specifically singles
out The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island, Omni Amelia Island
Plantation and Tim Poynter's
Timoti's Seafood Shak while
the January-February issue of
Florida Travel & Life, a state
publication with more than
100,000 readers, ranks our
island number 18 out of 30 top
"Weekend Getaway Locations"
in Florida, suggesting
September as'the best time to
visit here and highlights
Fernandina's marina and the
town's Victorian architecture.

I've seen some odd names
on football rosters over the
years beginning when I cov-

ered the AFL's expansion
Miami Dolphins training camp
back in 1967 and was intro-
duced to linebacker Wahoo
McDaniel, but my vote for
most unusual moniker goes to
Alabama safety HaHa Clinton-
Dix, whose real name is
Ha'Sean but who only answers
to HaHa and whose stellar
seven-tackle performance and
third quarter interception that
lead to a touchdown in the Jan.
7 BCS championship game
didn't leave the Notre Dame
Irish laughing. Oh, Wahoo,
who was the only NFL player
to ever have his first name on
the back of his jersey when he
played for the New York Jets,
and who gained greater fame
as a professional wrestler,
once ate a gallon of jalapeno
peppers and drank a quart of
motor oil on a dare and said
every time he sweated after
that he smelled like an old
pickup truck.

Could someone please
explain to me what the heck a
Jacksonville Times-Union
reporter was talking about
when she wrote in a recent
restaurant review that Yulee's
Four Seasons Bistro's roasted
pepper, tomato and chicken
soup had "... a complex palate
that allowed all the ingredients
to come through and ... it was
so homey and rich in flavor."
Huh? We're talking about a $5
bowl of soup here folks.
Obviously she liked it, but a
"complex palate" and
"homey?" My grandparents'
farmhouse was homey, but
smelled musty, not exactly
how I like my soup. Anyway,
check out the just-before-you-
island Four Seasons in the for-
mer Ciao restaurant space and

try the "complex homey"
soup, which now that I've
thought more about it, would
make an interesting menu
item by that name.
* *
And speaking of local
restaurants, four of our
island's eateries landed on
January's Jacksonville
Magazine's list of the Top 50
Restaurants in Northeast
Florida including Fernandina
Beach's 29 South and Joe's
2nd Street Bistro as well as the
south side's PLAE and The
Ritz-Carlton's Salt, all receiv-
ing well-earned rave reviews
and competing for the presti-
gious honor with restaurants
all along the First Coast from
St. Augustine to the Georgia
state line. Also in the ratings
arena, OpenTable.com, the
Internet restaurant booking
site, just awarded Gourmet
Gourmet a 4.7 out of 5 rating,
tying the First Coast Highway
and Lewis Street restaurant
with The Ritz-Carlton's Salt for
the best rating on the island
from that site.
* *
The open-air Somewhere
Bar & Grill at Marker 13, the
restaurant-pub on the island
side of Shave Bridge in the
Amelia Island Yacht Basin,
that has been opened and
closed and had two owners the
past 18 months, is closed
again, but this time temporari-
ly say the owners, until the
weather improves in March.
* *
If you've had a tough day at
work and are looking forward
to happy hour arn want to try
something unusual then head
over to Kelley's Courtyard
Caf6 on South Third Street
and try one of their dark
chocolate chip cookies loaded

Facing the technology cliff

In that "cliff' is the word and shipped
we can't escape these days, it in 2012. That The human cost ofro
seemed timely to get on the 180,000
bandwagon and look at our . robots was Could it be that compc
evolving world of technologi- 50 percent hires after realizing te
cal advances and their conse- more than
quences. My process week to It were built
week (ofi-n in'ri, ,: t current "" two years .- .I. 'II .-il-I smart
events that pass by me in ' ago. Only 10 enough to act independently
some fashion. This was the percent of Nanotechnology will allow
week of the robot. My Dec. 28 KEFFER'S industrial tiny robots to navigate our
issue of the Kiplinger Letter is CORNER manufactur- body and perform medical
dedicated exclusively to ers currently procedures. Robot swarms
robots. "60 Minutes" had a use robots. are being taught to work
segment on the robot boom RickKeffer The U.S. has together, with a team at Car-
and what it may lead to. A 135 robots negie Mellon having designed
General Electric commercial for every 10,000 workers. robots that can play soccer.
during an NFL game showed South Korea (347) and Japan Your workmate of the
a small fleet of robots they (339) lead this category. future could be a robot. A
offer in varying sizes and sug- What will drive growth? practice shunned for safety
gested how awesome these Robots able to seek informa- reasons in the past will give
robots are. tion on the job via search way to modern robots engi-
First, the data from the engines and databases. Better needed to compliment the skill
Kiplinger Letter that struck a microprocessors, lightweight sets of a human partner.
chord. There are 1.4 million materials and attaching to cur- Expect to.see them navigating
industrial robots worldwide, rent technology like iPads will hospital hallways, office corri-
with 180,000 having been built drive new robots. They will be dors and factory floors with

other human staff. They-will
be found between crop rows,
analyzing growth and fertiliz-
ing and thinning as needed. A
third of military planes now
are drones. By 2025, that is
expected to be 60 percent.
Will robots be in commercial
cockpits versus Captain
Sullenbergers? They will vacu-
um, cut the grass and wash
Some of this is great, other
parts are troubling. One
example mentioned was
robots as personal assistants
for the elderly living alone. Is
that sad to anyone besides
me? Will we compromise
human interaction more and
more? Face to face personal
communication has already

with Ancho chilies, cherries
and Jim Beam bourbon that I
sampled at their booth at the
downtown Seventh Street
farmer's market last Saturday
and can vouch that it is just as
tasty as their bacon and choco-
late chip one, but packs a dif-
ferent kind of punch.
0 * *
If winter's gray skies and
rainy days get you down check
out the Centre Street Court-
yard Pub & Eats any Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday from
6:30 to 10 p.m., sit at the piano
bar and let the tuxedo-clad
John Springer chase away
those blues with his lively
singing, good humor and tal-
ented playing style. Despite
knowing most of the hit
Broadway tunes and stumping
guests with some lesser
known ones, the gifted pianist
has never seen a live
Broadway production.
I definitely want to see Ben
Prestage, a blues musician
whose great granny toured
vaudeville with Al Jolson;
whose mother played boogie-
woogie piano; and whose
Mississippi sharecropper dad
influenced him with the Delta
blues, so I'll be at the Dog Star
Tavern Friday, Feb. 2, when
the native South Florila
swamp-country entertainer,
who started as a Memphis
street musician before hitting
it big, takes the stage at 9:30.
Some 10 percent of the pro-
ceeds for this event go to Attic
Community Playground, a
nonprofit organization dedicat-
ed to promoting music pro-
grams in public schools
through its grant programs.
For more information contact
Dog Star at 277-8010.

bots could be huge.
anies don't need new
hnology efficiencies?

suffered, with many under 30
who avoid personal contact
out of a habit they unknowing-
ly developed. Call me a tech-
nology-phobe and I will not
totally disagree. The human
cost of robots, as alluded to in
the Kiplinger Letter and on "60
Minutes," could be huge. The
executives and those perform-
ing menial tasks are safe. That
just leaves the great majority
of Americans having to adapt
or pay a very real price. Could
it be that part of our national
unemployment challenge is
that companies just don't need
new hires after realizing tech-
nology efficiencies?
I see a technology cliff that
people are eager to climb ver-
sus one that they are falling
over. Just when people and
businesses think they have
reached the summit of the
cliff, it grows higher. Some
will love climbing continually
and others will fall off, facing
the consequences. Techno-
logy will forever be inter-
twined in our lives. As long as
society keeps in perspective
that people are the ultimate
asset, we will find a way to
make things work. Have a
good week
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ates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler
Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
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automobile use and ownership.

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Hello, my

I'm six-foot-three but he can stand on his
hind legs and lick my face. His feet are over
half the size of my fists. He can peer over our
privacy fence when he stands on his hind
legs. He can stand flat-footed on the kitchen
floor and drink out of the tap of the kitchen
sink. He can also stand flat-footed and reach
just about anything on the kitchen counters,
including cookies I caught him trying to
swipe the other night.
His name is Moose. He's a harlequin male
Great Dane that just turned two years old,
which in Great Dane years means he's still a
puppy and could still grow a little bigger. Our
two-and-a-half-year-old grandson just calls him
Moo, which I guess is appropriate because, to
a child, he probably resembles the popular
and ubiquitous Chik-fil-A cows. Eat mo' chick-
en? With his voracious appetite, I would imag-
ine so.
When our elderly male Great Dane
Samson died going on two months ago, we
knew that, after a period of grieving, we'd be
getting another Dane. Our female Dane,
Paige, was morose and fidgety after Samson
passed. Some dogs mourn the loss of their
canine companions in heartbreaking fashion.
It upsets the balance of the pack. Plus, Danes
tend to do better and be more adjusted if
there is more than one of them in the house-
hold. I suspect that part of the reason is
because they're such big, athletic animals and
they tend to play.rough so they need play-
mates that can match their strength and agili-
ty, even though most of them seem to be OK
with smaller dogs and even cats.

name is Moose

SSamson came from the
local Humane Society, but we
got Paige from Northwest
Florida Great Dane Rescue
Sin Pensacola several years
ago. They have a website
that features the Danes they
have up for adoption, with
accompanying information
about each. A few weeks ago,
CUP OF I was perusing their website
JOE and found Moose, who was
being fostered by the same
person who fostered Paige
Joe Palmer until we got her. Since Paige
has been such a delightful
addition to our family, we decided to inquire
further about Moose.
As it turns out, Moose was previously
owned by a family with two little kids.
For sad, personal reasons, the family had to
find another home for Moose. Sometime in
December, he was taken in by the nice folks
at Northwest Florida Great Dane Rescue.
Two weeks ago, my wife and I drove out to
Pensacola to meet Moose and determine
whether we were compatible with each other.
We took Paige along to make sure the two of
them would get along with each other before
we committed to bringing Moose home with
It was love at first sight. Moose is a hand-
some, happy guy with one blue eye and one
brown eye and immediately took to us. Within
a few minutes of arrival, he and Paige went
out the giant-sized doggie door and into the

yard together. We paid the adoption fee,
which covers neutering, inoculations, heart-
worm preventative and microchipping and
came home with him.
Moose is settling into his new home just
fine, although he's still learning some bound-
aries with Paige, who's used to being the boss
dog. He tried to sit on her a few nights ago
when she was lying on the living room rug
and she roundly chastised him for it even
though she's a good bit smaller than him.
He's already attached himself to me and
follows, or tries to follow me everywhere I go.
He loves to ride in the car and go to the dog
park. He's so agile he can effortlessly hop
inside the window of my Jeep Grand
Cherokee. He runs like a greyhound, amazing
for his size.
Moose is already showing signs of
being a good home security system. He
has a loud and insistent deep basso voice
that he uses when strangers come to the door,
as well as when he wants attention or to be
Our veterinarian says he's almost a perfect
specimen of a Dane. His markings are good
and his bearing is regal, yet friendly.
Dogs have a way of quickly bounding into
humans' hearts. Super-sized body and all,
Moose has already wriggled his way into
ours. As corny as it sounds, sometimes it
seems like he's channeling Samson, who was
extremely devoted to me.
Now if we can just Moose-proof the


Save thetrees
Amelia Island is about to lose some
of it's loveliest assets, namely some
beautiful, stately trees, due to a busi-
ness expansion project. The natural
beauty of this island makes it unique,
but if we keep destroying that which
makes it beautiful and unique, our
island will be just like so many other
areas along the Atlantic coast in
Florida. We are destroying the prover-
bial goose that laid the golden egg
when we allow business development
to continue to eliminate our coastal
trees that are centuries old. If we con-
tinue to allow this to occur, these
changes to our island will adversely
impact all of us.
Specifically, I refer to the Flash
Foods project at the intersection of
A1A and South Fletcher at the round-
about. After speaking with staff in the
county Growth Management Office, I
learned that the project complies with
all necessary legal requirements.
However, I am hopeful that we could
save at least some of the .old. growth
trees that have been designated to be,
destroyed. Based on the drawings of
the parking area that have been filed
with the county, it seems that this could
be accomplished with the cooperation
of the property owner, The Jones Co.
Unfortunately, time is of the
essence, as this project appears to be
moving along very swiftly. The retail
store and the gas pumps have been
removed and they appear ready to start
clearing the land, including the state-
ly trees that cover much of the prop-
Let's join together to let Flash
Foods know this is unacceptable, as
numerous trees could be saved if they
slightly modified the parking area for
their property. They cannot be allowed
to destroy Amelia Island's trees!
Evelyn (Lyn) Pannone
Amelia Island

Dave Caldwell, the new general
manager of the Jaguars, reminds me of
the new pastor of a church.
"Everything must change," he says
with fresh enthusiasm.
At the first parish council meeting,
'a church member has a suggestion.
"Could we invite this well-known,
truly talented Christian to join and
serve our church?" this church mem-
ber proposes.
"I can't imagine a scenario where I
would want to use this person," says
the closed-minded new pastor.
As a Catholic Christian and a mem-
ber of a local church, I often think of
the Jaguars as my other church, with
all our fans as members.
Jackson DeVille and the Roar cheer-
leaders, also members, provide love,
heart, enthusiasm and spirit at my
Jaguar church.
Tim Tebow would, as a Jacksonville,
Beach writer to the Times-Union put it
recently, "bring motivational skills,
great local camaraderie, as well as foot-
ball skills when practiced properly with
a team that cares," namely the Jaguars.
No doubt Tim would also add heart
and spirit to the Jaguars in the same
way Jackson DeVille and the Roar do.
He would be able to do this in a home-
town atmosphere where he is loved,
not belittled, scoffed at, shamed and
mocked because of his deeply held
Christian beliefs.
As Rush Limbaugh, radio talk show
host and author often says, "Do what
you love and prosperity will follow."

If our new GM would do what many
Jaguar fans would love invite Tim
Tebow to join the team prosperity
would follow.
It's called selling tickets and win-
ning games.
Dave Caldwell, are you listening?
Willyne Blanchard
Fernandina Beach

Just a note no one is going to
"ban" or "take away" anyone's guns!
Especially that sad, fearful man that
is afraid to walk the streets "unarmed."
I just hope that when he pulls that
weapon, the other guy is not as quick
on the draw.
Not to worry! We have about as
much chance of getting gun laws
enforced as we have getting "term lim-
its" for Congress! (Don't shoot your
eye out.)
Kay Warren
Fernandina Beach

Guns and abortions
A great deal of publicity has been
given to the horrific slaughter of the
young innocents in the schoolhouse
in Connecticut. As a grandfather and
soon to be great-grandfather my heart
aches for those children brutally mur-
dered. When you look at the picture of
the murderer, he was nothing but a
young boy and we will never know his
state of mind or reason for his actions.
Some clue may be gotten from the fact
that he killed his mother by reported-
ly shooting her in the face. The ironic
part of this is that they were her guns,
Immediately there is a Second
Amendment challenge by some of the
political leaders, including our presi-
dent and vice president who stead-
fastly blame the guns for the killings,
not the people, and want to abolish
Second Amendment. Two of the more
outspoken politicians are the mayor
of New York City, Michael Bloomberg,
and the senator from California,
Dianne Feinstein.
Talking about New York City, it is
reported as the Abortion Capital of the
world. There are reportedly 34 abor-
tion clinics that perform 400 abortions
each year. That's in excess of 13,000
babies each year in the city alone.
California hasn't given any recent
reports but in 2008 there were in
,excess of 200,000 babies, some in par-
tial-birth status, murdered. This seems
to be known by everyone but no one
seems to complain, not Sen. Feinstein,
not Mayor Bloomberg, not the presi-
dent or vice president They make it
seem that it's the people's will so the
murders are acceptable. No list of
names of doctors who perform these
killings like they did legally registered
gun owners.
Ifthis sounds evil and a casual
twinge of conscience, let's take a look
to, as they say, the end of the story. The
thing that goes beyond the horrific
murder of the children in the
Connecticut schoolhouse is that these
aborted children's organs are har-
vested and sold, and more recently,
with the reported approval of the pres-.
ident of the United States, are sold for
research. Meaning they are torn apart,
bisected and tested much like the dogs
we hear so much about. Whom do we
blame? Will the vice president chair
another committee and print the names
of the companies who do the selling?
What hypocrisy.
Donald R. Gerarde
Fernandina Beach


Unfounded fears
After reading countless and most-
ly unffounded articles here about gun
control and the unending fear Uncle
Sam will knock on our doors and take
our weapons away, I must add not so
much an opinion, but some checkable
facts. These facts confirm Ronald
Reagan's views and his actions on this
very controversial topic.
We have all been following this
story. Many seem to be more con-
cerned about the government dump-
ing the Second Amendment than the
shooting of 20 children and six adults
in Newtown, Conn. They were 26 in a
total of approximately 11,000 killed
each year by guns. Did you know that
if you are a young black man in
Philadelphia you have more of a
chance of being killed by a gun than
our combat soldiers overseas? That is
one scary thought. Would you want to,
be the parent that tells his kid, "Hey,
Johnny, please go to war; you'll be
safer than if you stay here and work or
go to school." "We the People" are
kind of missing the boat here.
SI don't care if you are pro or con on
the Second Amendment. It really does-
n't matter to me. You are given that
right under the First Amendment. We
all can think and say what we want.
The truth is simple no one is looking
to take our Second Amendment rights
away get over it! You can read all
the blogs, watch whatever cable station
you like or listen to all the talk radio
you want, but no one in any branch of
government has even hinted that this
is what they want. The Congress and
the White House are fighting over gun
control. They are not talking about
gun elimination. Assault elimination,
yes. Gun elimination, no. No one has
even come close to proposing we give
up our right to bear arms.
They just want to take those pesky
little guns that shoot bullets at a speed
of about 2,000 feet per second. That is
almost seven football fields in a sec-
ond. Man, think about what that would
do to a squirrel or a deer close up no,
better yet, think about what that did to
20 children close up. Not a pretty
thought, is it?
The debate is over how we can
make things a bit safer. No one is fool-
ish enough to think whatever they do
will stop killings. Does putting life-
guards at beaches prevent every
drowning? But why help to make it so
easy to get this style of weapon?
Quotes such as "the only thing to stop
a bad guy with a gun is a good guy
with a gun" are right out of an old
Clint Eastwood movie. Let's not forget,

the movie is a fantasy and the good
guy always wins.
Is the NRA really after making
things safer? It was when it was found-
ed, and still does its part to promote
gun safety. The question has to be
asked, what has it become? Is the NRA
being funded by gun manufacturers?
I doubt that, I mean how much clout
can the gun manufacturers buy? Since
2005 they have only given a mere $35
million, give or take a few mill, to the
NRA. What can that buy? Does the
NRA, like so many lobby groups, buy
(sorry, I meant influence) our elected
officials on both sides? They only give
$5 million or so in each election to
various candidates. Hardly worth men-
tioning, right? Please don't think I'm
knocking the NRA. They, like all other
lobby groups, are doing a very good
job, they really, really are.
Now, getting back to President
Reagan's views on gun control. He
was a great president and loved by
many. Did you know that while serv-
ing as governor of California he signed
the Mulford Act? This prohibited the
carrying of firearms on your person,
in your car, in any public place or on
the street. It also put into place a 15-
day waiting period. Wow! Where did
the Second Amendment go on this
one? Why wasn't anyone screaming
about him for being some left-wing
nut job or Communist? The NRA sure
After President Reagan left office,
he supported the Brady Bill. This was
a bill dealing with background checks.
For those who aren't familiar with
James Brady, he was the guy who was
shot in the head when a gunman tried
to kill then President Reagan. To this
day the NRA is still fighting the Brady
Reagan also supported Bill Clinton
when he fought for an assault rifle
ban. It was a very close vote in the
House. Two Congressmen, at the very
last moment, were swayed and
changed their votes and the assault
rifle ban was passed. These two
Congressmen were persuaded to
change their votes in favor of the ban
after receiving letters urging them to-
do so. Guess who wrote those letters?
Ronald Reagan.
Maybe it takes an assassination
attempt and a bullet to the chest to
figure out we need better gun control,
or maybe it just takes the common
sense President Reagan had. President
Obama, along with many on both sides
of Congress, seems to be having the
very same views as Reagan did. The
question has to be asked why would
any elected official fight these

changes? Is it for the good of the peo-
ple? Is it to make folks safer? Is it to
deter children from being slaugh-
tered? Or is the pressure too great
from the lobbyists? Is it the thought
that come next election they will be on
the black list in their primaries?
It might be good to check all the
channels and to lower the volume on
the radios and start fact checking and
doing some research well before you
give your opinion here. It might also
be good, should you have an opinion
on either side of this, to call or write
and let our officials know your opinion.
I know the lobbyists are.
Tony Crawford
Ferandina Beach

This is what I sent to Vice President
Joe Biden at the White House on Jan.
9 for his committee to review.
Not being that knowledgeable
regarding guns, I confined my sug-
gestior to an action that can be useful
if implemented sooner rather than
The text was as follows:
"The proper local governments
should insist that all homeowners,
renters, apartment dwellers and their
respective occupants check to make
sure that nothing untoward is going on
in the dwellings for which they are
That's it!
Tom Orr
Amelia Island

Health care think tank
Dr. Dan Berman and Dr. Sue
Randers, both Amelia Island residents,
have created a health care think tank
called the Center for Healthcare
Thinking and Innovation on a virtual
basis that involves thinkers from all
areas of the U.S. and also the U.S. ter-
ritories. This is a non-political party, an
engaged group of national thinkers
from smaller universities, colleges,
health care practitioners and also
health care administrators who are
coming together to solve the complex
problems of health care delivery.
One of the major missions of this
group is to bring together thinkers in
various areas of the United States so
that they have an organized voice that
will be heard by the health care deci-
sion. makers at the state and federal
Please visit our website, which is
www.healthcarefuturein novations.net.
Dan Berman
Amelia Island

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Obey heavenly
So God created man in his own
image; in the image of God He created
male and female. When God created
Adam and Eve, He did not just throw
them into the garden to play at their
own discretion or will. No, He com-
manded them, He appointed them and
charged them to put in order what He
had created.
He has always clearly stated to His
children what was acceptable and what
was not; That is why we as humans are
without excuse when we choose to do
things according to our plan and not
The act of eating the forbidden fruit
in the garden was clearly disobedience
because everything else that God had
created obeyed what He said. When He
said, "Let there be light," grass (lid not
appear. Rather, light obeyed.
When He said, "Let the dry land
appear," water did not gush forth.
Rather, dry land obeyed and appeared.
Everything God ever commanded or
spoke to obeyed Him everything
except the human. The wind, the water,
the grave, death, seeds, herbs, all intelli-
gently heard. In other words, they all
obeyed. They had no opinion, no atti-


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For the News-Leader

C ouples can enjoy a
night of exceptional
classical music while
helping a local
worthwhile cause. Italian
pianist Francesco Attesti will
perform a benefit concert at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.
All funds raised at the
event will benefit the Rotary
Club of Fernandina Beach's
Dollars for Scholars College
Scholarship Program, which
has awarded more than
$300,000 to graduating sen-
iors of each tfNa'siau :i '
County's high schools.
Signore Attesti has been
.playing piano since the age of
six and performed his first
concert at the age of 11.
"When Francesco was 16,
he met Sergio Perticaroli
who, impressed by the young
man's capabilities at the
piano, invited him to attend
the Summer Masterclass at
the Mozarteum of Salzburg,"
said Fernandina Beach

K father no matter the cost

S lutde, no resistance and
,.. no )previously planned
agenda. God said it,
that settled it and they
did it.
When God com-
manded man and man
acted contrarily to the
Command, the created
was saying to the
NOW AND Creator, "You don't
THEN know what's best for
... me. Therefore, I will
assume the responsi-
Maybelle ability of knowing and
Kirkland doing what is best for
me." That is a danger-
ous proposition.
We are pretty good at listening with
our physical ears to what is being said
from physical lips. However, the
renewed heart is what causes a person
to hear and that does not mean with
physical ears. To truly hear means to
intelligently hear not with the intellect
but with the mind of Christ.
When Christ heard, he became obe-
dient unto death. As recipients of the
mind of Christ, this is how we are to
hear. We are to be willing to obey our

heavenly father no matter what the cost.
We ask God to help us to harmonize
with His plan for our lives. Anoint our
hearts to intelligently hear ever word He
commands. Tell the nations we are
blessed, our voices will loudly proclaim
the joy that is in our hearts that has
come because of God's presence within
Clarice Williams' number for the edu-
cational trip to D.C. is 206-0788, spon-
sored by FMBC.
The families of the late Brothers
Robert Williams Sr., Willie McGowen
Sr., and Sis. Virginia Beaton, express
heartfelt thanks for all expressions of
love and kindness shown to them during
their hours of bereavement. May God
continue to bless.each of you.
Birthday wishes to Marcus Chatman,
Gwen Moore-Cain, Herman Raysor,
Semoria Charles, Geneva Terry, Willie
Coleman, Teresa Porter, Herbert Chat-
man, Ferrell Perry, Earl Coleman Sr.,
Marquez Davison, Graci Preache, Shaun
Hubbard, Edith Jackson, Barbara baker,
Jessica Williams, Rodney Anderson,
Tommie Albertie, Joe Green, Derick
Walker, Sis. Mittie McRae, Melinda
walker, and Elder Alphonso Jones.

Italian pianist Francesco Attesti will perform a concert at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. to benefit the Rotary Club of Fernandina
Beach's scholarship program. .'
', \ .I,' ,,

Rotary Club President John
Boylan. "He continued to
study with Maestro
Perticaroli for several years
in Rome, refining his skills
and winning several national
and international piano com-
petitions," Boylan added.
Attesti recorded his first
CD in 1998 and has contin-
ued to record since. In addi-
tion, the artist showcases his

talents internationally and, as
a fellow Rotarian in his home-
town of Cortona, Italy, often
lends his time and skills to
raising ftindls for Rotary
Clubs throughout the world.
During the concert in
Fernandina Beach, Attesti
will perform the works.of
Beethoven, Bach, Rossini
and Liszt.
Tickets for the event

sponsored by Vystar Credit
Union and Elizabeth Pointe
Lodge, are still available, but
seating is limited. Advance
tickets may be purchased at
Vystar Credit Union and the
Amelia Island-Fernandina
Beach-Yulee Chamber of
Commerce or by calling
Shannon Brown at (904) 908-
2463. Tickets are $20 each or
two for $40.

Plans under wayfor RailroadDays Festival

The West Nassau Historical Society
has begun plans for its signature
fundraising event the 2013 Railroad
Days Festival and is seeking sponsors
and volunteers to make the festival a
The eighth annual celebration is
scheduled for Friday and Saturday,
March 22 and 23. Major events will be
held both days in and around the his-
toric 1881 Callahan Train Depot and his-
toric 1856 Florida Railroad bed.
Friday's festivities will start in mid
afternoon as the local schools let out for
the start of spring break. This year's cel-
ebration will include recognizing
Rayonier and its 75th anniversary of the
construction.of the pulp mills in Nassau
County. Rayonier and Brandies Ace
Hardware will also be honored for their
donation and help on the newly renovat-

ed depot platform.
The Historical Society will also honor
the 1963 State Basketball Champions,
the Hilliard High Flashes. They will also
kick off Viva Florida 500, marking the
500th anniversary of Florida's discovery
by starting their historical marker pro-
gram for Kings Ferry, Callahan and
There will be various food and craft
vendors on the grounds both days,
along with train and classic car exhibits,
tractors, kids' play area and live music
and entertainment from the front plat-
The highlight on Saturday is the
eighth annual Railroad Days Parade, set
for 11 a.m. Cochrane's Collision Center
will host a classic car show after the
parade. Train layouts and the Nassau
County Record photo contest entries will

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be on display inside the Depot Annex, as
well as a photo exhibit of the 75th
anniversary.of the paper mills. John
Hendricks will have a book signing of
his new book on the life of Daniel
The West Nassau Historical Society
is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization
dedicated to the preservation of Nassau
County's rich history and to the mainte-
nance and upkeep of the historic
Callahan Depot.
Sponsors and volunteers are needed
to help make this festival a success. For
additional information on the 2013
Railroad Days Festival or on becoming a
volunteer, sponsor, or donor please visit
www.wnhsfl.org, West Nassau Historical
Society on Facebook or call John
Hendricks with the society at (904) 879-

Throughout the Bible our Lord '.was
always using ordinary people in His
ministry Peter and his brother
Andrew were fishermen 1from
Galilee. John and James vvcre .ilso
fishermen, and Manhew 13.,s :, r..
collector These ordinary people
were very special to our Lord .3nd
He is still using ordinary people i,-
do His will today To GO.II there i
no class distincon bereen .1 well
redo person or someone who is
poor. Our status in life or our
attractiveness mean little to God
Our Lord and Savior looks info our
hearts and He knows our innermn's:
thoughts and desires He knot\ the
true motives for our ever ..:l:i'n
and although we h.ve pil sinned
He loves and accepts us just 3s vev
are. We should return Gods merciiulI
love by serving Him i oth .11j our
hean. As ordinary people perh'p;.
someday we may
hear our Lord say to
us; 'Well done my .
good and faithful .
servant come in
and share my "


Ai- Force
Airman Sean K.
Douglas gradu-
ated from basic -
military train-
ing at Lackland
Air Force Base,
San Antonio, )
The airman Douglas
completed an
intensive, eight-
week program that included
training in military discipline
and studies, Air Force core
values, physical fitness and
basic warfare principles and
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Douglas earned distinction
as an honor graduate. He is
the son of Susan Carless of
Fernandina Beach.
The airman is a 2006 grad-
uate of Fernandina Beach
High School. He earned an
associate degree in 2009 from
the Community College at

Navy Seaman Jacob A.
Aucoin, son of Linda G.
Aucoin of Hilliard and Henry
W. Aucoin of Jacksonville,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit
Training Command, Great
Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Aucoin completed a
variety of training, which
included classroom study and
practical instruction on naval
customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival and
shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations." This
exercise gives recruits the
skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is

Christopher Topp Deen,
a student at Hampden-Sydney
College, was named to the
dean's list for the fall semes-
ter of the 2012-13 academic
Deen is a graduate of Jef-
ferson Forest High School in
Forest, Va., and is the son of
Shirley Deen of Forest and
Michael Dean of Amelia
To earn this distinction,
students must achieve at least
a 3.3 semester grade point
average out of a possible 4.0.

Terrell Deshawn Dallas
of Fernandina Beach has
been named to the dean's list
at The Citadel, The Military
College of South Carolina, for
academic achievement during
the fall semester of the 2012-
13 academic year.
Dallas is a cadet seeking a
bachelor's degree in business
Dean's list recognition is

The Nassau County Public
Library System and the Friends
of the Fernandina Beach
Branch Library, in partnership
with the Association for the
Study and Preservation of
African American History of
Nassau County, will sponsor the
African American Read-In on
Monday, Feb. 4 fiom 6:30-8 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach branch
library, 25 N. Fourth St.
Join local community lead-
ers, teachers, ministers and
youth as they read selections
from books, poems and speech-
es by African Americans.
Special guests, author/educa-
tor/librarian Marsha Phelts,
author Viola Walker and local
poetess Rutha Turner Jones

designed to galvanize the
basic warrior attributes
of sacrifice, dedication, team-
work and endurance in
each recruit through the
practical application of basic
Navy skills and the core val-
ues of honor, courage and
commitment. Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to
take into account what it
means to'be a sailor.

Coast Guard Seaman
Daniela E. Villanueva, daugh-
ter of Patricia L. and Rodrigo
Villanueva of Fernandina
Beach, recently graduated
from the U.S. Coast Guard
Recruit Training Center in
Cape May, N.J.
During the eight-week
training program, Villanueva
completed a vigorous training
curriculum consisting of aca-
demics and practical instruc-
tion on water safety and sur-
vival, military customs and
courtesies, seamanship skills,
physical fitness, health and
wellness, first aid, fire fighting
and marksmanship. Men and
women train together from
the first day in the Coast
Guard just as they will work
together aboard ships.and
shore units throughout the
world. To reinforce the team
concept, all recruits are
trained in preventing sexual
harassment, drug and alcohol
awareness, civil rights train-
ing, and the basics of the
work-life balance.
Villanueva and other
recruits also received instruc-
tion on the Coast Guard's core
values honor, respect and
devotion to duty and how to
apply them in their military
performance and personal
conduct. Villanueva will join
36,000 other men and women
who comprise the Coast
Guard's workforce.
Villanueva is a 2008
graduate of Stoneman
Douglas High School of
Parkland, Fla.

given to those students
whose grade point average.is
3.2 or higher with no grade
below a C for the previous
semester's work.

Christopher Joseph
Keffer of Fernandina Beach,
who is majoring in chemical
engineering, was named to
the dean's list at Clemson
University for the fall 2012
.To be named to the dean's
list, a student must achieve a
grade-point average between
3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Rachel Elizabeth
Gillespie of Fernandina
Beach, who is majoring in
psychology, was named to the
dean's list at Clemson
University for the fall 2012
To be named to the dean's
list, a student must achieve a
grade-point average between
3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.


Ed and Sara Schmalfeld
of Yulee announce the birth
of a daughter, Zoey Ann
Schmalfeld, born at 10:08 a.m.
Jan. 6, 2013, at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.
The baby weighed 8
pounds and measured 21
inches in length. She
joins a sister, Sydney
Schmalfeld, 3.
Paternal grandparents are
Cathy and Craig Winters of
The maternal grandpar-

ents are Linda Curtis of
Fernandina Beach and Jerry
Curtis of Mt. Olivet, Ky.

N Justin and Bailey Tomes
of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly
of Fernandina Beach,
announce the birth of a
daughter, Alice Elizabeth
Tomes, born at 9:54 p.m. Dec.
20, 2012, at UT Medical
Center in Knoxville. The
baby weighed 8 pounds 8
ounces and measured 21.5
inches in length.

will read from their writings.
The local Read-In is part of
the celebration of the 24th
National, African American
Read-In. Libraries, schools and
churches across the nation par-
ticipate in order to make the
celebration of African American
literacy a traditional part of
Black History Month activities.
The program is free and
open to the public.
Those who would like to
read, please come prepared
with a 2-3 minute selection from
your favorite African American
If you have questions, call
the library at 277-7365 or check
the website at www.nas-



Black History Month

read-in set for Feb. 3

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 18. 2013/News-Leader


Science 1

Phyllis Sipes,


Employee of

the Year
Phyllis Sipes was born to
serve. Her own parents were
her role models: her mother
was a teacher, and her father
became one later after his mil-
itary career. Although Sipes
has a degree in Elementary
Education, and has taught in
North Carolina, Virginia,
Germany and Hawaii, she
chooses to be a teacher's aide
in a Special Education class at
Fernandina Beach Middle
Her own husband was in the
military, so she has traveled
around the world. She and her
family have resided in some
beautiful and interesting places,
including the exotic island of
Oahu, but their favorite locale
was Fernandina Beach. There-
fore, following her husband's
retirement, they chose to move
back to this little island. She
had been subbing at Emma
Love when in 2010 she saw a
position advertised for an
Exceptional Student Education
paraprofessional at FBMS. She
applied, was accepted, and has
been content in her work here
ever since. She feels she can
do more good working closely
with special needs students
than she could do being in
charge of a conventional class-
Sipes has endless patience
and cheerfully accepts the
sometimes repetitive tasks that
can accompany being an assis-
tant to students with handicaps.
She has worked closely with
students who need.constant

teacherr and teacher's aide top FBMS employees

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Fernandina Beach Middle School teacher's aide Phyllis
Sipes with a bouquet from Principal John Maizzella.

help and attention with every-
day tasks, such as eating and
walking. She is always helpful
and works hard to solve con-
flicts before they become prob-
lems. The students have come
to trust her judgment and her
ability to help.
Even seemingly mundane
tasks such as walking students
to their bus and knowing where
each student feels most com-
fortable sitting means a great
deal to the students and makes
them feel valued and cared for.
Sipes enthusiastically helps
design homecoming banners
and celebrates her students'
victories at Special Olympics

Outside of work, Sipes has
continued to serve young peo-
ple in her community. When
her own children were
younger, she was a Girl Scout
leader. She is now an advisor
with Little Women at the local
Woman's Club in Fernandina
Sipes has a husband, two
beautiful daughters, and two
Silky Terriers, Maile and Kea.
She says the dogs are her two
favorite souvenirs from Hawaii.
She will continue to care for
them long after her daughters
have left the nest. And, even
after her daughters are grown,
she will still have her kids at

Fernandina Beach Middle School science teacher Becky Larsen receives a bou-
quet from Principal John Mazzella as 2013 Teacher of the Year.

Becky Larsen, Teacher ofthe Year

Seventh graders at Fernandina Beach Middle
School often say Science is their favorite subject.
It's easy to see why; who doesn't love dissecting
frogs, categorizing rocks by their geologic prop-
erties, and reassembling the bodies of mice and
voles after they have been swallowed by owls?
Although the subject matter is fascinating, the
real reason students enjoy the class is their
teacher Becky Larsen, who is the 2013 Teacher
of the Year at FBMS.
Larsen has been at FBMS since 1999. She is
a native of Frankfort, Ky., where she graduated
from Murray State. She later obtained a Master's
Degree from Valdosta State. She had originally
planned a career as a forester, but that changed
after she moved to Florida with her husband, Dr.
Eric Larsen, the principal at Emma Love Hardee
Elementary. When they moved to White Springs
in 1984, Larsen initially worked with special

needs'adults. In 1989, she began her teaching
career in the areas of reading and science.
The couple and their two sons relocated to
Amelia Island in 1999. Larsen began teaching
middle school science and found her niche. She
has continued to hone her craft over the years.
One of her highest achievements has been attain-
ing National Board status, which is a highly rig-
orous program for certifying educators nation-
Larsen is currently the science department
chair and over the years has led many profes-
sional development classes. Her patience,
encouragement and enthusiasm have turned
countless students onto science. When explain-
ing the scientific definition of energy and how it
can change into various forms, Larsen likes to
motivate her students with a Les Brown quote:
"Goals help channel your energy into action."



Art contest
Micah's Place will hold its sixth annu-
al Student Art Contest on Feb. 28. All
students in Nassau County schools may
subift i a dr,;inF. skefti painting ,,,,
based on I hi 1-- me for the year, "Hands
are for Helping not Hurting." There are
four age categories and first, second and
third prizes for each category.
SUsing any kind of paper no larger
than 11 by 17 inches, draw, color or paint
what "Hands are for Helping not
Hurting" looks like to you (2-D artwork
only, please). Then download and fill out
the application from the Event Page at
www.micahsplace.drg. Tape the complet-
ed application to the back of your art-
work (no staples, please) and bring your
art piece to your school's office. Artwork
will be collected from all schools on Jan.
28 or mail it to Micah's Place, PO. Box
16287, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
Must be received no later than Jan. 25.
To have additional forms sent to you,
email advocatel@micahsplace.org or
call 491-6364.
An awards ceremony will be held for
the winners and their families on Feb. 28
at Florida State College, Betty P Cook
Center in Yulee, in the Nassau Room.
Refreshments will be served.
SAC meeting
The School Advisory Council of
Fernandina Beach High School will hold
its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan.
24 at 3:30 p.m. in the main office confer-
ence room. For any questions and/or
concerns contact Spencer G. Lodree at
Mentor luncheon
Take Stock in Children, a state-wide
scholarship and mentoring program for
deserving middle and high school stu-
dents, invites you to attend the annual
Mentor Appreciation Luncheon on Jan.
26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Florida State
College Betty P Cook Nassau Center,
76346 William Burgess Blvd. in Yulee.
The luncheon will be held in the Nassau
Room in the Lewis'Red' Bean Technical
Learn how you can make a difference

in the life of a Nassau County student by
becoming a trusted adult friend. It only
takes an hour a week. Contact Jody
Mackle, Take Stock Nassau County pro-
gram director, at 548-4464 or jmackle@
f' cdu i i,' resege your seat. For infor-
u111.nn g, to www.takestockinchildren.
"Mrs. Kate" Carpenter, folksinger,
songwriter and storyteller based in
Callahan, is seeking talented young
actors to star in a new children's music
video, "Singin' and Smilin' with 'Mrs.
Kate'." This broadcast quality film will be
professionally produced by executive
producer, Alison Myers of Stargroves
Films, and will be nationally and globally
distributed. Complete information about
the production and application require-
ments are posted on www.MrsKate.com.
The deadline for applications is Jan. 28.
Auditions begin on Feb. 2.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen Court will be
held Jan. 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 par-
ticipate. Those wishing to be on the vol-
unteer jury or act as attorneys, court
clerks and bailiffs can sign up through
their school guidance offices or by
attending court and signing up then. To
participate as an attorney, see Coordi-
nator Charles Griffin, who assigns the
rotating positions. Volunteers need to
arrive between 5:30 and 6 p.m. For infor-
mation call Griffin at 548-4600.
Forestry pageant
The first Miss Nassau County
Forestry pageant, open to all residents of
Nassau County of all ages and people
who have a relative who lives or works in
.Nassau County, will be held March 16 at
the American Beach Community Center
in American Beach.
Message Megan Kelley at
YankeesMeg721@aol.com for more
information and an application. Winners
advance to the state Florida Forestry
Pageant in July.

Coop preschool
The Amelia Island Parent Co-Opera-
tive Preschool, owned and operated by
parents, is now accepting applications for
spring enrollment. They offer a quality
education for 2 and 3 year olds. Call 261-
1161 for more information. (Please note
the Co-Op is a part-time preschool).
They are located at 5040 First Coast
Hwy, next to the Dome Healing Center.
PrYme Time
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
Toddler play
Learn through play with Miss
Deann/Nanny on Call, LLC, communica-
tions and creativity for toddlers, walking
14-months to under 3. Mothers Morning
Out program is one to two days a week.
Space is limited. Visit
Deannthenannycom or call 277-3093.
PeckHead Start
Peck Head Start of Fernandina
Beach/Yulee is currently enrolling chil-
dren ages 3-5 years old. For more infor-
mation contact Krishna Lopez at 491-
3631 or 491-3630. Spanish available.
Tree HouseVPK
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 afternoon 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 Learning
Academy Center, 2120 Will Hardee
Road, at 277-8104 for information. The
center serves families with children six
weeks old to fifth grade. Hours are 6
a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach is pleased
to announce that it is now
accepting applications for its
scholarship program, which is
open to all seniors graduating
from Nassau County high
schools. Applicants must:
Be a senior at a Nassau
County high school at the
time of the application.
Be in the top 25 percent
of the class
Provide one letter of ref-
erence from school faculty,
employer or community
Provide a resume outlin-
ing current classes, extra-cur-
ricular activities, community
service, work activities and
Complete the application
cover letter and provide
school guidance counselor's
endorsement of GPA and class
Applications are available
at all high school guidance
offices and online at the club's
website, www.fernandina
beachrotaryclub.org. Comple-
ted application packets must
be submitted to your guid-
ance office by March 1. Appli-
cations can also be mailed and
postmarked by March 1 to the
Rotary Club of Fernandina
Beach, PO. Box 654,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
Since 1993, the Rotary
Club of Fernandina Beach has
awarded more than $300,000
in scholarships to deserving
Nassau County seniors.
The Christa Powell Walley
Scholarship is available to
high school seniors, under-
graduate and graduate college
students who have ties to
Nassau County.

Named for the late Christa
Powell Walley, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Powell of
Fernandina Beach, the $2,000
scholarship is dedicated.to
encouraging-writers in their..,
pursuit of a literary career.
The application is available at
val.com and should be mailed
to the Amelia Island Book
Festival, PO. Box 15286,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
The deadline for applica-
tion is March 1. See the web-
site or your school guidance
counselor for more details.
CALS award
The partners,of Northeast
Florida Counts announce the
2012-13 Change Agent
Leadership Scholarship
(CALS) for local area high
schools, and now including
area college students. The
scholarship recognizes stu-
dents' visionary aptitudes and
leadership abilities to create a
plan to transform a Northeast
Florida community into a
vibrant and healthy place to
live, work and play.
Northeast Florida Counts
(www.nefloridacounts.org), a
free, online health resource
for the region, and its partners
will award a total of four one-
year, non-renewable scholar-
ships to help defer educational
costs at an accredited two- or
four-year college or university.
Two scholarships will be
awarded in each category:
high school and college.
Deadline is March 1.
Scholarship applications can
be found on www.neflorida-
counts.org. Completed appli-
cation packets should be sent
to the Health Planning
Council at 100 North Laura
Street, Suite 801, Jacksonville,
FL 32202. Scholarships will be
in mid-May.








Yulee girls

play for title

The host Fernandina Beach High School
Lady Pirates, the top seed, faced Yulce's Lady
Hornets, seeded second, Thursday in the
District 3-2A soccer championship game.
The Lady Pirates shut out Raines 12-0 in
the semifinal game on Tuesday.
The Lady Pirates dominated play, keeping
the ball on the offensive side of the field for
the majority of the game.
Scoring for the Lady Pirates were Teddi
Lesoine with three goals, Ashley Kinsley and
Katie McNeil with two goals apiece and Taylor
Kinsley, Amy Strozinsky, Grace Ebner,
Hannah Alderson and Emily Wilson with one
goal each. McNeil, Alderson, Brenna Rowland
and Janica Castro each had an assist.
Yulee won the other semifinal game, 3-1,
against West Nassau Tuesday.
Both teams advance to the state playoffs
next week.
West Nassau hosts the boys District 3-2A
tournament Monday through Friday.


Eagles defeat

Pirates by 10
The Episcopal Eagles took charge in the
second half Tuesday, iinr1i the host
Fernandina Beach Pirates 41-31. The Pirates
led 14-11 at halftime but were outscored 12-5
in the third and 18-12 in the fourth.
Fabian Petravic was again the Pirates' top
scorer with 14 points. He also had four
rebounds. Kyle Baker scored seven. Aaron
Weihe had four points, three assists, two
steals and a rebound. D.J. Woolen and
Emanuel Brown had four boards each.
The Pirates host West Nassau tonight at
7:30 p.m. Junior varsity game is at 6 p.m.
The FBI-IS Lady Pirates.lost 39-29 to
Episcopal Monday. LizziCe Lipau led with 11
The Fernandina Beach Middle School
boys basketball team traveled to Callahan
Monday and were able to secure a 29-25 victo-
"Our boys executed very well and all 15
boys dressed were able to contribute to us get-
ting the victory," FBMS Coach Ralefgh Green
Kyle Richardson led with eight points, two
rebounds, five steals; Garrett Howard, seven
points, three assists, two blocks, two re-
bounds; Brylen Ericksen, four points, 11
rebounds, two blocks, two steals, two assists;
Tyler Callaway, four points, three rebounds,
two steals; Antonio Vendola, four points, two
assists, four rebounds, three steals.


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son with an
8-2 record
and captured
the county
onship. They
won the game
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30. "The boys
played great
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season long
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The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour held a tournament over the weekend.in Fernandina Beach. Winners in the boys 15-18 division,
Jack Comstock of Jacksonville, top left, middle right, had a two-day total score of plus 1 145 to win. Eric Hlavixbeck of
Jacksonville, middle left, tied for second with Sam Uhland of Jacksonville, far right. Both shot a 148. In the girls 15-18 division,
Em IIhland of Jacksonville, right center, shot a two-day 155 for the victory. Kayla Smith of Middleburg, right, was third. Cody
Carroll of Jacksonville, top right middle, shot a 145 to capture the boys 11-14 division. Sam Ohno of Ponte Vedra Beach, left,
was third. Lauren Waidner of Fleming Island, left on left, took second place in the girls 11-14 division. Visit www.hjgt.org.

Women's 5K, half

marathon Saturday

on Amelia Island
Nearly 700 women athletes are registered
for the inaugural ZOOMA Florida race. The
inaugural Muscle Milk Light ZOOMA Florida
Women's Half Marathon and 5K will be held
at Saturday on Amelia Island.
From seasoned competitors to new run-
ners, ZOOMA Florida offers women an unfor-
gettable experience. The half marathon (13.1-
mile) race starts in downtown Fernandina
Beach and finishes on the beach at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island. A big post-race party
at The Ritz-Carlton's oceanfront lawn includes
live music, food, wine, massage, recovery
yoga, demos and shopping. The after-party
expo is free and open to the public.
The half marathon starts at 8 a.m.; the 5K
at 8:30 a.m. The after-party expo is from 9 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.
The half marathon starting line is at the
intersection of Front and Centre Streets in
downtown Fernandina Beach. The 5K starts
and finishes on the beach in front of The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island. 4750 Amelia Island
The finish line party and expo takes place
at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
ZOOMA Women's Race Series is a national
series of women's races founded by a
Jacksonville native, Brae Blackley nee,
Riggins, who ran cross-country and track at
Bishop Kenny High School. The company is
run by Brae and her sister, Brooke Reiley,
director of operations, who currently resides
in Jacksonville.
ZOOMA's official charity partner is Every
Mother Counts, a charity founded by Christy
Turlington Burns, an advocacy and mobiliza-
tion campaign to increase education and sup-
port for maternal mortality reduction globally.
Nearly 40 athletes are registered as charity
fundraisers for EMC.
Women now represent the majority of half
marathon race finishers across the U.S.
ZOOMA Women's Race Series is an example
of the growing trend of women-specific events
that encourage women to participate in chal-
lenging races with a fun "girls, weekend"
atmosphere. Visit www.zoomarun.com.

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Sign up for Babe Ruth
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth is holding
registration for the spring season. Register at
www.fbbrl.com through Jan. 26. On-site regis-
tration at the Buccaneer Sports Complex, 1003
Beech St., will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jan. 19 and Jan. 26.
Mandatory tryouts are at 6 p m. Jan. 28 for
senior (15U) and major (12U) and at 6 p.m.
Jan. 29 for minor (10) and rookie (8U). Player
draft is Jan. 30-31. Coaches clinic is Feb. 2.
Practice begins the week of Feb. 4 and open-
ing day is scheduled for March 2.

Flag football
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner is register-
ing for flag football for ages 5-14. All games will
be played on the FBPWA football field, 1003
Beech St. Cost is $55 per player. Participants
receive a $10 credit when registering also for
fall football.
Register on line at www.leaguelineup.com/
fbpwa or on-site froni noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 2,
Feb. 9 and Feb. 16. Registration deadline is
Feb. 17.
Mandatory coaches meeting and draft are
at 6 p.rn. Feb. 20. Practices begin March 4 and
the season runs March 14 through May 9.
Register online or call 583-2598 for details.

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.

Yulee Utte 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. 1 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 2.
Cost is $85 per child. Three proofs of residency
and original birth certificate required for chil-
dren ages 4-16.

Register forYMCA spring spots
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
(Fernandina or Yulee).
Practices will be held on Tuesdays at the
team's home field; games will be held on
SFridays and can be scheduled at either site.
Practices begin March 5 with games beginning
March 15.
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.
Fees are $65 for members and $120 for
non-members through Jan. 19. Visit the
McArthur Family to register or call 261-1080.

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., Fernandina
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 wrestling in Yuee
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"
Rob Justice.
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.ccwrestling.biz.

Senior Christian bowling leagues
A senior league bowling is offered at 9:30
a.m. Wednesday at Nassau Bowling off US
17 in Yulee. The group also meets for Christian
league bowling at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Bowl for BBBS
It's time to put on your bowling shoes, grab
a group of your friends and give children the
opportunity to achieve their potential. Bowl for
Kids' Sake.is how Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Northeast Florida raises the money needed 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.

Pirates on 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
Atlantic Ave.
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. Dispo-
sable chips will be used this year, so they don't
need to be retumed 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. Person-
al chips can't be used if you sign up on race
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
Running, 815 S. Eighth St., the McArthur
Family YMCA on Citrona Driv\e, Club 14
Fitness on South 14th Street and at Amelia
IslandRunners.com, where online registration
and further details are also available. Visit the
website or call (904) 412-5069 for information.

Train for 262 with Donna
Team Nirvana was started in 2008 by sev-, ,;
eral individuals who had or were in the process
of fighting the fight against breast cancer. The
team wanted to show their support and bring
awareness of this disease by training and com-
pleting the inaugural 26.2 with Donna, a
national breast cancer marathon.
Once again they are in training under the
guidance of Liz Kawecki of Y Yoga, who has
set up walk and run training schedules for indi-
viduals of all ages and physical abilities.
Every Saturday morning until Feb. 17,
2013, the team meets to stretch, field informa-
tion on correct walk and run practices and build i
new friendships. All are welcome to join and '
the training is free. Contact Kawecklat415-
9642 or visit www.yyoga.com.

Boys Basketball
Jan. 18 WEST NASSAU 6/7:30
Jan. 22 at West Nassau 6/7:30
Jan. 24 at Bishop Snyder 6/7:30
Jan. 25 YULEE 6/730
Jan. 28 at Terry Parker TBA
Feb. 1 HILLIARD 6/7:30
Girls Basketball
Jan. 24 at Oakleaf 6/7:30
Jan. 25 at Trinity Christian 600
Jan 29 Distrct 4-4A at Yulee TBA

Jan 22
Jan 24
Jan. 25
Jan 29
Feb. 1

Girls Basketball
at Ponte Vedra

Boys Soccer
Jan. 21-25 District 3-2A at West Nassau
Boys Basketball
Jan. 18 at Keystone Heights 6/7:30
Jan 21 MLK Classic at EW College

233 South Third St., and at
local golf courses.
Entry fee is $150 and
includes green fees, pre-tour-
nament reception Feb. 7 for
golfers, sponsors and guests,
prizes for everyone, door
.pprizes and prizes for longest
'drive, putting and closest-to-"
the-pin contests.
The awards presentation
will include heavy hors d'oeu-
vres, wine and beer, silent
auction, etc.
Format is a handicap
scramble. Women's four-
somes are assured first or
second low net and every fifth
spot thereafter.
Register through Jan. 25.
Entries received after that
date will be put on a waiting
For information, contact
Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or

Jan 22
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Jan. 28
Jan. 29
Jan. 31
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at Fernandina Beach
at Episcopal
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Jan. 23 at Fletcher 5:00
Feb. 2 District 3-1A at Episcopal 9am
Feb 8-9 Region -1A at Bolles 10am
Boys Soccer
Jan. 14-18 District tournament


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S north latitude. We still haven't gained that much daylight since the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, but we are at least
n making the most progress at the connect time of the day-evening. Sunsets are now about 25 minutes later. Sunrises, on the other
hand, are only three minutes earlier in comparison to the latest sunrise which occurred on January 4. The bottom line is that we
still have a long way to go befoie spring, even though I remain optimistic. At the beginning of the week, you'll notice a scimitar-
shaped waxing crescent moon hugging the SW horizon about 45 minutes after sundown. The horseshoe shape of the moon always points to the
location of the sun below the horizon, while the tilt of the horseshoe gives a good approximation of the tilt of the moon's orbital plane to the horizon.
Bring binoculars along to help accent one of the most beautiful aspects of a young moon, earthshine. When the moon is near its new phase, the Earth
as viewed frorn the moon is nearly lill The Earth consumes 16 times the sky area of a full moon and reflects light about live times more efficiently
than the moon. making Earth appeal about 80 times brighter (5 x 16 = 80) in the moon's sky than a full moon appeals in our sky. Iight reflected from a
nearly full Earth is reflected back to us by the noon. producing sufficient illumination on the dark face of the moon to allow the entire disk to be seen.
'This ashen light, carthshine. is also referred to as "the old moon in the new moon's arms." Although Sunday through Tuesday will be the best time to
catch.the ashen light with the unaided eye. binoculars will still reveal its presence right through First Quarter (Friday) if conditions are clear enough.
More fun lunar observations next week or read ahead at w'w.astronomy.org...

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Super Bowl tourney
The two day Super Bowl
Tournament that'was to take
place Jan. 26-27 has been
changed to a one-day event at
Vrw !fi#9 1ach Mlunicipal
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Format is a computer
blind draw, four-man scram-
ble, captain's choice with A-B-
C-D players.
Price is now $125 cash per
Entry forms are at the golf
course or contact Jim Raffone
at (904) 614-5037.

Museum glfouting
The Amelia Island Muse-
um of History's 11th annual
golf outing will be Feb. 8.
Registration brochures are
also available at the museum,


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Democratic Club
The Democratic Club of
Amelia Island will host its next
dinner meeting at the Fernan-
dina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill
Melton Road. The doors will
open at 6 p.m. with dinner
being served at 7 p.m. Jan. 29.
A cash bar will be available
throughout the evening.
The speaker for the even-
ing will be Katie Ross, a
Fernandina Beach native and
the Northeast Florida liaison in

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson's Jackson-
ville office.
To reserve, send a check
for $15 per person, payable to
DCAI, to: DCAI/P.O. Box
1153/Fernandina Beach FL
32035. Checks may also be
dropped off at Democratic
headquarters at the corner of
Eighth and Date streets in
Fernandina Beach.
For information or to re-
serve a chair, contact Jean
DesBarres at 432-8992 or jean-
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County advances

'mobility plan'

News ILeader
The Nassau County
Commission approved ia meias-
ure Monday allowin its engi-
neerin-i consultant to start
work on the final phase of the
county s p ro!psed mobility fee
sclledule. lThe board passed
the mcea>sur with little dis-
Consultant (illh-tte &
Associates, Inc. aims to have a
complete mobility fee pre-

pared by lone. The mobility
lee is a proposed alternative to
impact fees, which are fees
charged to developers to help
pay for future 1I rowtlh.
Conllmissionmers unanii-
mloulsly approved a second
work order( worth .'111,000 for
consultant ( i. 11. lo deter-
mine thle counllys I luLre tral-
lic needs. drafl and reline a
mobility lee schedule, submit
a final report and amend tthe
county's Compre(-hensive 'I I
to reflect tIhe changes.

Seeking 'identity'

for SR 200 corridor

The- North Florida
Transportation Planning
Organization has invited the
public to attend an open house
to discuss a study for A1A/SR
200, a major Nassau County
"This is an opportunity to
identify improvements, explore
options to enhance the con-

nectivity and develop an iden-
tity for the corridor," according
to a press release.
Ti ... i.. 1 house workshop
on lhe corridor is scheduled
for 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Yulee
Elementary School, 86063
Felmor Road.
Call Wiatt F. Bowers at
(904) 363-8488 with questions.




Hundreds of Amelia Island-
Fernandina Beach-Yulee
Chamber of Commerce mem-
bers and community leaders
turned out to celebrate excel-
lence by the local business com-
munity in 2012 during the
chamber's Annual Awards
Dinner Jan. 11 at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation.
Twenty-three member busi-
nesses and nonprofit organiza-
tions were nominated for .'I -1
business awards, while 12 mem-
bers were nominated for 2012
individual awards. The winners
Janie Thomas, Shrimp
Producers Association,
Ambassador of the Year Award,
honoring a member of the
chamber's corps of volunteer
Tony Baia, Amelia Island
Graphics, Chairman's Award,
given by the 2012 chairman to
a chamber Board of Directors
member for outstanding service
on behalf of the chamber;
Terry Norstrud, Pet Care
Center of Nassau, Dr. Harry
Halley Bowtie Award for
Distinguished Service,
bestowed ain.i'ill;, on a long-
time chamber supporter.
Noelle Perry, The Hurst
Co., Customer Service
Professional of the Year.
Florida Public Utilities,
Large Business of the Year (25
employees or more).
Science First, Medium
Business of the Year (11-24
A1AWealth Management,
Small Business of the Year (10
employees or fewer).
Publix Fernandina
Beach/Publix Yulee, Green
Business of the Year.
Aaron Bell, Science First,
Young Business Leader of the
Sean McGill, McGill
Aviation, Business Leaaer of
the Year.
Two outgoing chamber
directors who completed their
terms in 2012 also weie hon-
ored at the event: Tony Baia of
Amelia Island Graphics and
Mickey Ulmer of Sonny's Real
Pit Bar-B-Q.


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Concert to help


For the News-Leader

Arts Alive Nassau is excit-
ed to present "My Favorite
Things" benefit concert with
Kathy Price, soprano, and
Reginald Bouknight, tenor, on
Sunday at 3 p.m. at the
Amelia Plantation Chapel.
The purpose of the con-
cert is to raise funds to make
it possible to provide free
after school arts education
opportunities for elementary
school children in Nassau
County. Due to budget cuts
over time, the arts have suf-
fered in the schools. It is
essential that someone step
up to fill the gaps left by these
cuts and Arts Alive has taken
on that mission.
Currently, Arts Alive spon-
sors the band at Emma Love
Hardee Elementary and the
Appalachian Dulcimer
Program'at Yulee Elementary.
Starting in January, a basic
drawing skills class will begin
at Yulee as well.
Tickets for the concert are
$25 for adults and students in
K-12 will be admitted free.
They may be purchased at
the door on the day of the
event or by contacting Jane
Lindberg at 277-ARTS (2787)
or 225-0575.
Dr. Kathy Price has per-
formed as soloist in such dis-
tinguished venues as the
Kennedy Center, Carnegie
Hall, the National Museum
for Women in the Arts and in
a concert tour of the Czech
Republic. She has.appeared
with numerous orchestras
across the United States and
came to Amelia Island recent-
ly to perform with the Island
Chamber Singers in "A Night
at the Opera."
Reginald Bouknight made
his opera debut in "Porgy and-
Bess" with the Orlando Opera
Company, has sung at
Tanglewood, in the
Metropolitan Opera Chorus
and toured the Czech
Republic in concert with
Price. He appeared with the
Island Chamber Singers this

past April as
the soloist
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will begin
with a duet
from La Traviata, "Libiamo
ne' lieti calici" (Let's drink
from the joyful cup), one of
the famous duets from the
first act of this opera. Then
the audience will be treated to
Puccini's lovely "0 mio babbi-
no caro" and "Nessun
Dorma" from Turandot. The
pair will each sing an aria
from La Boheme and then
perform the duet, "O save
Then we move to "Porgy
and Bess" where you will
hear "There's a Boat that's
Leaving' Soon for New York,"
"Summertime" and "Bess,
You is My Woman Now." At
this point in the program,
both singers will perform
spirituals such as "Didn't My
Lord Deliver Daniel?" and
"Give Me Jesus."
After a brief intermission,
the emphasis moves to
Broadway. There will be
selections from "West Side
Story," including "Tonight"
and "One Hand, One Heart."
Broadway favorites such as "I
could Have Danced All Ni'ili"
and "Younger than
Springtime" are also included
in the program. There was a
special request for selections
from "Phantom of the Opera."
which will be performed and
ARTS Continued oh 2B

Young artists work on figures in a free class led by Anne Howden at the Island Art
Association. The association recently expanded its free offerings for children and
teens, thanks in part to a $5,000 grant.

Island Art Association expanding

free Youth Art Education classes

For the News-Leader
, he Island Art Association, Inc.
S(IAA), a nonprofit organization, is
pleased to announce a new,
expanded program of Youth Art
Education. This has been made possible in
part through a $5,000 grant awarded to.IAA
by Florida Blue Arts and Cultural Education
Program and the Cultural Council of
Greater Jacksonville.
IAA has a long-standing program of free
monthly Saturday classes for elementary
and middle school children. This is being
expanded to two days a month to include
classes for preschoolers and high school
age youth. All classes and materials are
The program has been developed and
supervised by members of the IAA who are
qualified art educators and artists with
many years of teaching experience.
Their primary objective is to provide art
education and enjoyment to underserved
children in Nassau County (and.visitors to
the area) in this era of fiscal constraints.
Diane Hamburg is heading up the pro-
gram with support from experienced

instructors and mentors such as Anne
Howden, Sharon Haffey, Paul Massing,
Karen McFadyen and Bill Raser. As sched-
ules are refined, more specialized classes
will be added. The IAA recognizes that art
is vital in healthy development of young
minds and is striving to shepherd young-
sters with an eye toward fun and enjoyment
while introducing them to the elements and
Principles of art.
New classes are already being sched-
uled. Students must be registered. Call IAA
at 261-7020. Class schedules are routinely
announced in local media and by the IAA.
All classes will be held in the IAA Art
Education Center, 18 N. Second.St.,
Fernandina Beach.
The following January classes are sched-
Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m:, Children's
Art, 6G9 years-t wo sessions, 10411T:l-:mnrnd
11:15-12:15 p.m.; 10-14 years, 1-2:15 p.m.,
Ann Howden instructor
Jan. 28, 10-11 a.m., Preschool Class,
2.5-5 years (with adult), Diane Hamburg
Jan. 28, 1-2 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.,
After School Art, ages 6-12, Anne Howden

Night at museum and more during Creative Kids Fest
Recording artist "Mrs. Kate" Carpenter will kick Night at the Museum" at the Amelia Island number of local organizations, including the
off the inaugural Creative Kids Festival on Museum of History, 233 S. Third St. Amelia Island Museum of History, the Bean School
Saturday, filling the Fernandina Little Theatre with "The goal of the Creative Kids Festival is to of Dance & Gymnastics and the Island Art
her lively Florida folk music. inspire the imagination and the artist inside every Association.
The show is geared to children ages 4-11, and child," said Kate Hart, artistic director of Admission to individual events is $6/child.
seating is limited. FLT, 1014 Beech St., is the head- Fernandina Little Theatre, which organized the fes- Festival passes can be purchased in advance at The
quarters for the festival, which will offer work- tival. UPS Store in the island Publix shopping center. A
shops for ages 4-15 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. with ses- "The Creative Kids Festival is designed to pro- Days Events Pass (5 sessions) is $29/child; a
sions in theater arts, visual arts, dance, vide opportunities for children to participate fully "Night at the Museum" Pass (includes pizza din-
photography, music, and film art at several venues in the creative process as learners, creators and ner) is $25/child; an All Events Pass is $50/child.
in downtown Fernandina Beach. as audience members," Hart said. For festival information visit www.ameliaflt.org. For
The evening session from 6-10 p.m. will be "A The festival is a collaborative effort between a more on Carpenter, visit www.MrsKate.com.

The cast
SCinderella Mariah Baldeme
S Prince Charming
Spencer Puentes
King David Gbldberg
Queen: Kelley Sintes
Stepmother: Natali Shafer
Slepsister Portia-
Shauna Turnmire
Stepsister Jo
Abigail Pelger
Fairy Godmother
Erica Johnson
Townspeople. Emma
Shafer, Olivia Ballard,
Ethan Miller
Herald- James Shelton

Have a

ball with


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For the News-Leader
The prince is having a ball
at Amelia Community
Theatre as the teen troupe,
ACTeen, presents the
Rodgers and Hammerstein
musical "Cinderella."
Cinderella is the troupe's
first full-length production.
Teen ,,
actors ~- Hl*wr'n .
audi- "" .
tioned <'-.
to be
members of the troupe and
then auditioned for their roles
in the show.
Cinderella is a magical
story for the entire family and
an opportunity to introduce
musical theater to children. It
is directed by troupe coordi-
nator, Toni D'Amico.
The timeless tale of find-
ing the foot that fits the glass
slipper will openn n Broadway
in March. Julie Andrews and
Lesley Ann Warren are mem-
orable Cinderellas who
described their own little cor-
ners in their own little worlds
back in 1957 and 1965,
respectively. Fairy godmother
Whitney Houston did the
"Impossible" in the 1997 tele-
vision production with Brandy
in the title role, introducing
the music to a new genera-
ACTeen's performances
are at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 31,
Feb. 1 and 2, with 2 p.m. mati-
nees on Feb. 2 and 3. All tick-
ets are $10 with open seating
in the studio theater, 209
Cedar St. Tickets may be pur-
chased at www.ameliacommu-
nitytheatre.org or by calling
In addition to the show,
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The Nassau County Branch of the NAACP
invites you to attend its annual Martin Luther,
King Jr. Breakfast on Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. in Burns Hall
of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave.. Fernandina Beach.
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-i n
demonstrations in
Jacksonville and Ax Handle
Admission is a donation of$20. Reserved
tables of eight are available. Seating is limited. For
tickets or information call 277-1256 or 261-9361.

The Nassau County Christian Leadership
Conference (NCCLC) will celebrate the Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative 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.
president. NCCLC. at 261-7854.


America's Youth Inc., along with American
Legion Post 174, will sponsor the MLK
Commemorative TJ
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 noon.
For parade applications contact John Gilbert.
(904) 624-5383, americasyouthincyahoo.com:
Vernetta Spaulding. 261-0801. ext. 202. or 583-
1569. vernettal2l1bellsouth.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 11 th St..
Fernandina Beach.

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.
beginningwith a pre-reception at 6:30 p.m.
The musicians will interact with the audience
and announce the musical selections. The string
quartet will open the program, offering a mix of
Classical and popular music, including move-
ments by Haydn. Mozart. Borodin and the tango
from the movie "Scent ofa Woman."This will be
followed by the brass quintet after intermission.
Their performance will feature classical and jazz
works by
and Fats
Tickets are $20 and available at The Book Loft.
Amelia Island Visitors Bureau ("Railway Express
building") and The Golf Club of Amelia Island.
Tickets can be purchased at the Ocean
Clubhouse, Amelia Island Plantation, payable
only by check. Tickets will also be sold at the door
the evening of the concert (ARIAS members can
get discounted tickets for $15 at the door).
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The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
you to its next 3rd on 3rd
Street Presentation at 6
p.m. tonight. Geography is
destiny, and no place provides
a better demonstration of this
fact than Amelia Island. Local
historian Jim Longacre will
explain why geography has
become fashionable again,
and how it has shaped the
history of our island. This pro-
gram is free for members,
with a suggested donation of
$5 for non-members. For
more information contact Gray
at 261-7378, ext. 102.

The American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54, will host
their monthly "Steak Night"
at the American Legion
Post, 626 S. Third St., from
5-7 p.m. (or until gone) on
Jan. 19. The public is wel-
come. Dinner includes a steak
cooked to order, baked pota-
to, corn on the cob, salad and
a roll for an $11 donation. To-
go dinners are available. All
proceeds go to programs
sponsored by the American
Legion Riders, Chapter 54.

Artist and author Tine
Graham will sign her chil-
dren's books A Tour of
Amelia, Color Me Red, Call
Me. Bert, Big Bossy Betty and
Kappy the Kat from 1-4 p.m.
Jan. 20 at Books Plus on
Centre Street, as well as
sketching visiting children,
dogs and cats.

Join the Amelia Island
Book Festival and celebrate
the 2013 Membership
Launch Party at a private
home on Amelia Island
Plantation on Jan. 22 from
4-6 p.m. Enjoy wine, hors'
d'oeuvres and an insider's
report on the festival headlin-
ers. Reservations are required
and directions will be given to
those on the list at the gate.
Email info@ ameliaisland-
bookfestival.com or call (904)

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
Fernandina 200 years ago as
they experienced it during the
Patriot War. All members of
NSDAR and prospective
members are invited.
Luncheons are $17 per per-
son. RSVP by today to Amy
Schnell at 556-3486
* *
artist/author of
AQUIFERious, Margaret
Ross Tolbert, will discuss
Florida's bountiful freshwa-
ter springs and waterways
at the Friends of the
Fernandina Beach Library's
annual Literary Luncheon at
noon Jan. 25 at Bonito Grill
and Sushi on Centre Street.
Tolbert's presentation will

feature paintings, sketches,
photographs, scientific and
historical information about
the remarkable 100,000-
square-mile aquifer that feeds
more than 700 springs
throughout Florida.
Purchase your tickets at
the library by Jan. 21. Cost is
$25 for Friends of the Library
members and $35 for non-
members and includes a
choice of tempura fish or
chicken bento box. If you are
not an FOL member you can
join at the library.

The Amelia Community
Theatre Guild presents the
fourth annual Dinner of
Dinners fundraising event,
"An Evening of Cole
Porter," on Jan. 26 at the
GFWC Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach, 201
Jean LaFitte Blvd. Tickets
include a silent auction of din-
ner parties donated by theater
supporters, a delicious four-
course dinner and entertain-
ment featuring the music of
Cole Porter as directed by
Mary Williams'.
The reception will begin at
6 p.m. (cash bar donation)
with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets
are $55 per person, and
reservations can be made at
atre.org or by calling the box
office at 261-6749 and leaving
a message.
No tickets will be sold at
the door. This event sells out
early, so make your reserva-
tions now.

The Oceans of Fun
Literacy Program's
fundraiser 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 Island's Golden Era,
and an entertaining presenta-
tion by Anderson as Emma
Goddard, a lively Victorian
lady visiting Amelia Island 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.
Two camps are offered each
spring and beginning January
a weekly tutoring program will
be offered.
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

Savannah Grand
Assisted Living, 1900
Amelia Trace Court, will
host "Savannah Grand's
Got Talent," a free talent
show, on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. For
more information call 321-

Hot Chill & Cool Music, a
benefit for Meals on Wheels
for Pets, will be held Feb. 1
at Burns Hall of St. Peter's
Episcopal Church.

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Concertwith a Cause
Memorial United Methodist Church's next
Concert with a Cause will be held on Jan. 27
at 7 p.m. in Maxwell Hall, featuring MUMC's
Lexie and Friends, using the talents of local
dancers. Donations will support the Micah's
Place toy drive. Nursery will be provided.
For information contact the church, 601
Centre St., at 261-5769.
An Evening of Slory & Song, Words &
Music will be held on Feb 16 in Burns Hall o0
St Peter's Episcopal Church featuringr
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers This event is a parn-
nership worth longtime Amelia island Book
Fesltval supporters Donna Paz Kaulman and
Mark Kaufman Preferred sealing and meel
Ihe artist for a donation ar $25 General seal-
ing is a donation of $15 For intorrmation :on-
lact into''ameliaislandbook1eslival corm
Jazz jam
Pablos, 12 N Second S1 Fernandina
Beach, hosis a jazz jam trom 7-10r p m Ihe
firsl Wednesday of each month Musicians
may sit in for one song or Irhe whole night
Join the mailing list by mailing beechilv-
er @bellscouh net
Amela River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises' Adull BY'CB'
Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday
Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Fromn
S Fernandina Beach or call 261-9972 or
book online at www amellarivercruises corn
The Courtyard
The CourTa rd Pub & Eats. 316 Centre
St features Gaiy Ross in the piano bar
every Monday, John Springer even
Thursday Friday and Salurday at 6 30 p m ,
Iwe entertainment nightly Call 432-7C086
Join them on Facebook at co-urtyard
David's Restaurant & Lounge
Grammy-nominated Aaron Bing performs
live on alto saxophone at David's Restaurant
and Lounge. 802 Ash S Wednesday
through Saturdays from 6-10 pm Call 310-

Dog Star Tavern 10 N Second St.
Flannel Church tonight Gerry Williams Band
Jan 19 Lingo Jan 25 Every Tuesday is
Working Class Stiff. where music is played
slriclly trom vinyl and 1000's of vinyl records
are available to browse and purchase Every
Wednesday is Karl W Davis Showcase fea-
turing 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
Visit Dog Slar on Facebook and
Reverbnatic'n com Call 277-8010
Florida House Inn
"Open Mike Night" is each Thursday from
7 30-10 30p m in the Mermaid Bar hosted
by local musician Terry Smnh Musicians per-
form a couple of songs and the audience
gets to hear new talent Appriopate fc.r the
whole family No cover charge Call Smilh at
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle. 14 S Third Sr le

music. Call 321-2324.
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S.
Fletcher Ave. Live music from Buck and
Barcaro Thursdays. Visit Hammerhead on
Facebook. Contact Bill Childers at bill@thep-
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence
Holmes, Johnny Robinson, Scott Giddons
and Sam Hamillnr, plays each Thursday
night at The RiTz-C.rll.:n Amelia Island
Dres i casual For in FmsitiLrin call Holmes
,at .i6-r'- 2

O'Karin's Irish Pub and Eatenr 318.
Centre Si tree inr' la each Monday at 7 30
pF rn wine lasting Ihe Ihird Tuesday at 6 30
p rn ''iilh 1i0 wines or $10 alo'lng with
.:hrese- .and crackers aind live entertarnmeni,
dart lurnarnent ever' Tuesday at 7 30 p m ,
Dan V'jll Tuesdays t.rm 7 30-11 30 pm Ihe
Davis Tuirner Band Thursday Irom 8 30 p m -
midnight and Fridaiy and Saturday irom 8.30
p m -12, i a r C all 261 -1 i0: Visi1
v.',, w ,:.kane:: ,--m
Palace Saloon
Th-e Palace Salc.con 11- Centre Si Buck
Smalh Frojictl Tuesdays. Was Cobb
Wednesday, The Fosiones Thursdays DJ
Heavy Hess Fridays live music in the saloon
arind DJ Heavy Hes in Uncle Charlie's
Satuidays Schncckered Sundays Music
stars at 9 p m Call Bill Childers at 491-3332
or rail billIlt'iepalacesaloori com
Salty Pelican
The Sally Pelican Bar & Grill 12 N Front
Sr. trivia every Wednesday starling at 7
p m prime rib night Thursday. and live
music every Friday and Saturday Call 277-
2811 or visit The Sally Pelican Bar and Grill
on Facebook

Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave Rocco Blu Band on
stage 7-11 p m Fridays live music outside
6-10 p m Dan Voll, 1-5 p m and Karibbean
Flav,.r 6-10 p m outside each Saturday
Reggae Night with Chillakaya 6-10 p m
Sunday. Frankie's Jazzy Jams 7-11 p m
Tuesday, The Macys 6-9 p m
Wednesday and line dancing 6-9 p m.
Thursdays, with lessCons s arling at 6 p rn
Visit ww sandybotlomsar elia rrnm
Seabreeze Sp:orts Bar in the Days Inn on
Sadlei Road. live music
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill. 1998 S Fletcher
Ave. live music in ihe liki bar from 6-10 p m
every nigrh and 1-5 p ni Saturdays and
'7 u'in':lv- r-caae W9V ednesda'v i';ih FPil Pili
The M'la.:v s in thie lounge Friday and
SatuiJays 6-10: p m trivia Thursdays at -730
p mT wiih DJ Dave. and shag dancing
Sunday irom 4-7 p m music nightly from 9
p m -1 a m in ihe Breakers Lounge Call
277-6652 Visir www dsdersseaside com
Join Sliders en Facebook and Twitter
The Surt Restaurant and Bar. 3199 South
Fleicher A\e Call 261-5711

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18. 2013 LEISURE News-Leader


stories as they tiptoe
through dark streets and
walk in the footsteps of a
bygone era as the past
comes alive through the skill-
ful storytelling of your guide.
This tour begins at 6 p.m.
every Friday and lasts
approximately one hour. Meet
your guide in the cemetery
behind St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.
Tickets may be purchased at
the Amelia Island Museum of
History for $10/adults and
$5/students. Contact Thea at -
261-7378, ext. 105 or
Thea@ameliamuseum.org for
more information.

Happy hour (cash bar) is
from 6-6:30 p.m. and dinner
from 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets are
$20 and available at the
Nassau Humane Society
Second Chance Thrift Store in
the Eight Flags Shopping
Center on South 14th Street,
the Nassau Humane Society
Dog Park on Airport Road, the
Council on Aging on 18th
Street and online at
Proceeds will help provide
quality pet food to the com-
panion animals of seniors who
receive Meals on Wheels in
Nassau County.
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The 17th annual
Desserts of Amelia benefit-
ing 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,
2500 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach. 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
feature "Willy Wonka and the
Chocolate Factory."
To purchase a ticket,
donate or volunteer call the
school at 491-7938. Students
also are.selling tickets. Make
checks payable to "FBMS
Desserts of Amelia." The
school is located at 315
Citrona Drive. Tickets are $10
in advance and $12 at the
door. Contact Paul Martinez,
PTO president, at (323) 610-
1080 or call the school at 491-
7938 or 261-8919 for more
* *
The Boys and Girls
Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation will host Its 6th
Annual Benefit on Feb. 9 at
The RItz-Carlton, Amelia
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 and was nomi-
nated for a Grammy in 2003

for Best Male R&B Vocal
Performance for Superstar.
Studdard has released five
studio albums: Soulful; I Need
An Angel; The Return; Love
Is; and Letters fr6m
Birmingham. An alumnus of
the Boys and Girls Club,
Studdard has worked as a tel-
evision actor in several roles
and has toured with Robin
Givens in the comedy-drama
"Heaven I Need a Hug."
Gala details and reserva-
tions are available at
www.bgcnassau.org or by
mailing info@bgcnassau.org
or calling 26,1-8666.

The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach will hold
its annual Valentine Game
Party on Feb. 14 at noon at
the clubhouse, 201 Jean
Lafitte Blvd.
All card games, board
games, Dominoes and
Mahjongg are welcome. Bring
your own cards or games. Get
a group together and come
join in the fun. A donation of
.$10 per person includes
lunch, dessert and snacks.
For reservations call 277-
8244,.261-4885 or contact a
Woman's Club member.
* *
Faith Christian Academy
presents the 13th annual
Father-Daughter Ball
"Singing in the Rain" from
7-10 p.m. Feb. 16 at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island's
Talbot Ballroom. Fathers and
daughters of all ages are wel-
come for music and dancing,
a silent auction, gift basket
raffle and heavy hors d'oeu-
vres. Semi-formal and formal
Tickets are $95 for father
and daughter, $45 for each
additional daughter and
include a gift bag and memory
book. After Jan. 31, tickets are
$115 and $50 respectively.
Purchase tickets at the school
at 96282 Brady Point Road or
online at www.fcaangels.com.
Limited seating. Call 321-
2137 for information.
* *
The Amelia Island
Montessori School 7th

Annual Chili Cook Off will
take place Feb. 23 from 11
a.m.-4 p.m. on North
Second Street, Fernandina
Beach, featuring live music
and all you can sample chili.
Awards are given for the
Spiciest, Most Unique, Chef's
Choice, People's Choice and
Overall Winner. There is also
a Best Decorated Booth
award, too. Cost for a booth is
$125 before Feb. 1 and $150
after. For information contact
the Amelia Island Montessori
School at 261-661'0 or email
AIMSchili@ gmail.com.


Callahan Community
Theatre will host a commu-
nity information meeting on
Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. at the
Callahan Masons Lodge
behind the fire station.
Upcoming plays and events
will be addressed along with a
performance by FSCJ theatre
students. If you are interested
in information on working with
the theater as an actor, dance
team, chorus or behind the
scenes, plan to attend. Call
(904) 755-4934 or email
CAST2012@aol. com.
Amelia Community
Theatre will have an eight-
week series of acting class-
es called Twelve Things
Every Actor Wants to Know
and Enjoy Doing. Sinda
Nichols is the Instructor.
The classes, for ages 16 and
up, will be held on Tuesdays
from 2-4 p.m. from Feb. 5
through March 26 at 209
Cedar St. Tuition fee is $70 for
participants or $30 to audit the
The series will focus on
developing vocal and physical
tools, imagination, concentra-
tion, relaxation, listening,
character development and
text analysis. Week eight will
be a showcase performance
for family and friends.
Enroll at the ACT Store at
atre.org or by calling the the-
atre at 261-6749. For more
information, email the instruc-

ARTS Continued from 1B
the couple will close with
"Make our Garden Grow"
from Candide.
As you can see there is
something for everyone.
Regardless of what you love
musically, you will find joy in
attending this concert. Not
only will you experience a
delightful afternoon, you will
also be supporting the efforts
of Arts Alive Nassau to bring
the arts to children where
they are in an after school set-
ting. Everyone will be invited
to a reception in the fellow-
ship hall following the conclu-
sion qf the performance.
Please make plans to join us
for this memorable concert.
Dr Jane Lindberg is presi-
dent ofArts Alive Nassau and
the music director of the Island
Chamber Singers. She holds a
master offine arts in music
history from the University of
Florida and a doctor of music
arts in music composition
from the University of South

ACTcontinued from 1B
there are two special Prince
and Princess Parties for chil-
dren ages 5-10 on.Feb. 2 and
3. Children who have a ticket
for any of the "Cinderella"
performances are eligible to
purchase a $5 party ticket.
There is no charge for an
adult to accompany children
to the party, which will be
held in the main stage lobby
from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The
party includes refreshments,
games, activities and carriage
rides (weather permitting)
provided by Old Towne
Carriage Company. Call 261-
6749 for party tickets.
Children are encouraged
to dress up in royal attire for
any of the performances and
for the parties.
Advance tickets are rec-
ommended; however, the box
office will open one hour
before curtain to sell available
tickets. Seating will begin 30
minutes before curtain, with
guests selecting their own
For more information, call
261-6749 or email acthe-

tor at nichols.sinda @ gmail.
cdri'orthe theater at acthe-

Amelia Community
Theatre presents "Almost
Maine." One of the most fre-
quently produced plays in
the U.S., this story by John
Cariana takes place on a
cold, clear winter night in
the mythical town of
Almost, Maine, the setting
for nine tales of love.
Couples fall in and out of love
in unexpected and whimsical
ways in this magical romantic
comedy. See the Valentine's
Day performance on Feb. 14
and enjoy a complimentary
glass of champagne.
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
through the box office at 261-
6749, open Thursday-Satur-
day 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 90 min-
utes before curtain. Amelia
Community Theatre is located
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. One ticket will get
you one drink at each estab-
lishment and an earful of col-
orful tales. Tickets are $25 per
person (must be 21, must
show ID); tour begins at the
historic train depot downtown.
Reservations required.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext.105 or Thea@ameliamu-

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Tough places, unusual foods and learning to overcome

There, ulndler the armpit of the
branch, tucked in a fold of bark and
moss, it lurked. Predating dinosaur's,
the bug had a set of crab-like pincers
that, if you wIeren't careful, ul, could
draw blood. The man we were watch-
ing was delighted with his find. With
great skill, he reached up and
grabbed it. As he (lid, the bug's fat
grub-like body wagged back and
forth. By the time he stuck it in his
mouth and started eating it I, and the
guy I was with, both winced and
groaned "ugh."
Man vs. Wild: have you seen the
TV. show? Either you like it or you
don't. The guyv I was watching it with
absolutely loves it. Episode after
episode, he recited all the things he'd
seen the man.on the show do. From
building shelters out of the most



Rob Goyette

unusual stuff, to
ingenious ways of
converting salt
water to fresh, I
must admit, it is
kind of interesting.
OK, the bug part is
a bit overboard but
nonetheless, know-
ing how to survive
in the wild has a lot
of people following
the program. For
sure, the guy
watching with me
that day is one of
the show's biggest

'"That's really what I want to do,"
he had said to me. "Drop me off in
the middle of nowhere and let me fig-

ulreC it out. 1 really think 1 could sur-
vive." His confident voice caused me
to chuckle. Having recently just spent
several hours counseling him on cer-
tain areas ill his lie where he was
struggling, I found his coInientsl
interesting. "Why not lake that same'
desire to survive in the wild aand
apply it to the tough circumstances
you're lacing right now?" My sugges-
lion took him off guard. By the look
on his face, you would have thought
he had just stuck one of those weird
bugs in his mouth. Eventually, he
managed to digest it. "I hear you," he
said. "Right on."
So oftin, we think if our cilcum-
stances were different, th('enI we could
get the victory in our lives. My expe-
rience says other-wise. Overcoming is
overcoming. Whether you do it in

some rem1ot(e wilderness setting or
right where you are now, it's all the
same. The simple version is this: at
times life is just hard. That, by the
way, is the reason I'm writing this
article. Hard times are the perfect
opportunity to press into God and dig
out all the resources He's made avail-
able. If you want to know the truth,
those resources are all around us,
some just more obvious than others.
Take for instance your Bible. Did
you know that contained in the Bible
is every remedy for every problem
mankind will face? From practical
wisdom on how to handle our finan-
ces, to marriage and the raising of
children. Got a problem with a mean
- boss? The Bible has an answer.
How about your spouse just left
you and you find yourself broken

hearted and all alone. Not only does
the Bible offer real comfort, but God
Himself will speak to you through its
sacred pages. Add to that the min-
istry of the Holy Spirit, whose job it is
to guide and lead us into all truth,
and there's nothing you can't over-
come especially once you taste of
His unfailing love; which, by the way,
beats one of those nasty bugs any day
of the week.
"Who shall separate us from the
love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or
nakedness, or peril or sword? No, in
all these things we are more than
conquerors through him that loved
us." (Romans 8:35, 37)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of Living
Waters World Outreach Center

The Salvation Army Hope House thanks
all who spent their time and money helping to
provide emergency food during the holidays
and all the year through. They provided 195
bags of food to the needy in December. The
cupboard is again bare and they need every-
thing you can think of.
Ideas include: 1) Peanut butter & jelly 2)
Cereal, oatmeal & grits 3) Canned vegetables
4) Canned or dried fruit 5) Canned soups -
both ready-to-eat & condensed 6) Pasta, rice
& helper mixes 7) Dried mashed potatoes,
stuffing mix, rice & noodles 8) Canned meats
9) Bottled water 10) Personal & feminine
.hygiene items like toothbrushes, toothpaste,
razors, shaving cream, laundry detergent, toi-
let paper, paper towels & dishwashing liquid.
Please bring your donations to 410 S. Ninth
St. or call 321-0435.

First Missionary Baptist Church has a
summer educational 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
Kings Dominion Amusement Park.
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.

Anniversary crusade
Christ-like Ministries will celebrate its:
first year at the First Annual Ministry
Crusade on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at Elm Street
SChurch of God, 502 South 11th St.,
Fernandina Beach. The theme will be
"Rekindling the Message!" and the speaker
will be Evangelist Sonja M. Blunt. There will
be dinners for purchase beginning at 5 p.m.
until after the service at 6 p.m. Everyone is
welcome to attend. For information call (904)

Salvation Army Hope House invites you to
join them each Tuesday at noon for the
Weekly Worship Service. On Jan. 22, join
them as they give honor and praise to the
Lord and participate in a thought-provoking
Roundtable Discussion. While not necessary,
if you wish to read and meditate on the
anchor scripture of the day, it is the uplifting
and paradigm shifting passage of Philippians

4:8. For more information call 321-0435 or
stop by the Hope House, located at 410 S.
Ninth St.

Chapel anniversary
Prince Chapel A.M.E. Church, 95189
'Hendricks Road in Nassauville, will observe
its 124th anniversary of church worship at 4
p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. Everyone is welcome
to come and enjoy an evening of worship.
Charles L Albert, Jr. Pro Tern, the Rev.
Godfrey Taylor, pastor.
Concertwith a Cause
Memorial United Methodist Church's next
Concert with a Cause will be held on Jan. 27
at 7 p.m. in Maxwell Hall, featuring MUMC's
Lexie and Friends, using the talents of local
dancers. Donations will support the Micah's
Place toy drive. Nursery will be provided.
For information contact the church, 601
Centre St., at 261-5769.

Unity of Fernandina will meet at 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27 at the Dome Healing Center, 5024
First Coast Hwy. Call Marcia at 415-0822 for
more information.

Theologian guest
First Presbyterian
Church, Fernandina Beach,
will host the Rev. Marjorie
J. Thompson as Theologian
in Residence Feb. 8-10. A
variety of venues will be
available throughout the
weekend for those who would Thompson
like to meet and hear her
speak. Thompson lives in Nashville, Tenn., is
an ordained Presbyterian minister and an
author, teacher, retreat leader and spiritual
director wjth expertise in the field of spiritual
disciplines. She will be traveling to Thailand
the week after her visit here to offer lectures
on Christian practice, alongside a Buddhist
nun who will address the practices of her tra-
The community is invited to all events
including the Women's Community Prayer
Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9 at Memorial
United Methodist's Maxwell Hall on N. Sixth
St. Thompson will offer an afternoon seminar
from 3-5 p.m. for all in the community on
Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the
ANCHOR at 515 Centre St.
On Sunday morning, Feb. 10, Thompson
will deliver the sermon at two worship servic-
es, 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary of First
Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth St. Call 261-
3837 or visit www.first-presbyteirian-church-
32034.org for more information.


On Sunday at 5 p.m.,
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church will offer a ves-
pers service featuring
the music of The Just
Jazz Quintet. The group
includes Gregory Curry
(trumpet), Ernie
Ealum (bass), Sarah
Lee (saxophone), Evan
Peterson (vibes), and
Tony Steve (percus-
All are welcome to
join this unique take on
the traditional evening
prayer service. The
dress is casual and the
music sublime. A
freewill offering will be
collected. If you have
questions contact Jan
Pitts Smith at 261-
4293, ext. 19.

Amelia Baptist
The adult classes of Community Bible
Study will begin a new study in January. The
ladies morning class and the men's and .
women't' Is evening classeswill begin 1i -n c l',.' of
Mark. If you are interested in a non-denomina-
tional, in-depth Bible study, this may be the
study you are looking for. Please call the class
coordinators listed below for more informa-
Th'le ladies day class meets 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Wed nesdays at Amelia Baptist Church with
nursery through high school programs. Call
Kathleen Minor at 225-8125.
The ladies evening class meets at 7 p.m.
Monday at Amelia Baptist Church. Call
Claudette Drunmmond at 321-0293.
The men's evening class meets at 7 p.m. on
Monday at Amelia Baptist Church. Call Tony
Taylor at 321-0785.
Plantation Chapel
The Amelia Plantation Chapel has an excit-
ing 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


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use Max Lucado's book, Grace: More Than We
Deserve, Greater Than We Imagined as the
guide to a Spiritual Heart Transplant.
On Tuesday 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 told 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
A Wednesday evening group will study the
truth of God's.perspective heard through the
voice of the Holy Spirit. All you need for this
study 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.
On Thursday a ladies group 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 pro-
visions for our life are revealed.
Call 277-4414 for 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/

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


A Congregation ofthe
Presbyterian Church in America
Devoted to Christ. to the Fellowship &
to the Great Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10.45 am
Nursery and Children's Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings in
Fernandina Beach. Kingsland &Yulee,
Men's, Women's and Youth ministries
85439 Miner Rd Yulee(Yulee Middle School)
www.gracenassau omm


Traditional Family Worship ...... 30am & 11 am
ContemporaryWorship ... 45em in Maxwell Hall
SundaySchool for allages ......9:45am& Iham
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May)..... 5:15pm-6:30pm

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

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study -9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool,and Children Activities
Comer of Bccccer T. & Gbig Road. Fermaini Bch
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Winter Series: The Parables of Jesus
"There will be an opportunity for
healing prayer at each service

36 Bowman Road. 2774414
OffAIA at entrance to Oini Resort
Amelia Island Plantation

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass -4 pm & 5"30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass
Saturday 4 pm -Mass at Yulee United Melholisl Church
Sunday Masses Ocl-April 8 am -9:30 am
Daily Mass 8:30 am Mon, WedThurs & Fri.
6 pm- Tues
Holy Day Masses Vigil- 6 pm: Holy Day-8:30 am. 6pm
Confessions: Salurday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by appt
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Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 804-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566

New Vision
Church, UCC
W"m'iship Sunday
at 10:1110 din
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First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
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Church School 9 30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6.30PM

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

21 Snouti .Vinlt Street.261-4907
JRei: Darietn K. tilden Sr, I'asntor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
lithi the Desire to he in the
Heart of.All People
Sunda.), V'wir /oihr, ('7tI 9 111,1. "
Saunluy Sc hool 9:3tlt a.m.
Iorn ing ntorship 11 ta, m.
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Sunday Service . .10:30 am
Bible Study ........9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, Fl

innovative Style, Contemporary Music,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9.00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed @ 6:30pm
Connectrng with Chnst..
Connecting wlth Poope.

Dr. Bill Yeldell. Interim Pastor
Sunday School .................... 9;4am
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Wadn*lday Fllowhlp auppr ............ :OOpm
Bncounftr Youtb Oroup ....... : .:30opm-o:0Opm
W.dn.a.dy Prayer St rce. ............ 7:00pm
736 Bonnleview Road
Nursery provided
Find us on Facebook:
Points Baptist Encounter Youth

96362 Blackrock Rd.. Yulee
Vlan Power
Sunday Morning Worship Service -10 30 am
Sunday School 9.15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6"00 pm
AWANA Wednesday 6"30 8'30 pm
Wednesday Service 7"00 pm
Nursery Provided

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Doug Sides, Senior Pastor
Morning Services 8 15 and 11:00 am
Sunday School 9 45 am
Sunday Evening 6 00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Moeting 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
www.Yuleobapisltchurch com

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
7:30 a.m. Service
9:00 a.m. Service
1 1:00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE 2nd Sunday

tLa Tierra Prometida
(The Proimse L;nl)
tflsyanic Mlinistry

Sunday-1 1:00 am English
7:00 pm Spanish
Wednesday-7:00 pm Spanish
& English
16 Alachua Street
(904) 349-2595



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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Financal-Home/Property 606 Photo Equipment&Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Property 858 Condos-Unfurnished
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 G..ie-.'i.j3. r. E,',;pm.-ti 802 Mobile Homes 815 Kir.gsland/St. Marys 860 Homes-Unfurnshecd
103 In Memoriam 207 BusinessOpportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 P ,ra-.r ..- ierrhizr 803 Mobile Home Lots 816 Camden County 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 623 Swap/Trade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfas,
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furlishings 624 Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Services 612 Muscial Instruments 625 Free Items. 806 Waterfront 851 Roommate Wanted 864 Comiercial/Retad
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condominimus 852 Mobile Homes 865 Warehouse
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 Boats & Trailers P':.' Off Island/Yulee 853 Mobile Home Lots 901 Automobiies
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 Boat Supplies/Dockage 809 Lots 854 Room 902 Trucks
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 c.-.:.-I E.-t.-,E..-i-,l 5al- 810 Farms &Acreage 855 Apartments-Furnished 903 Vans
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 704 ..:r:,,r., .. .h,,:r. 811 Commercial/Retail 856 Apartments-Unfurn. 904 Motorcycles
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 618 Auctions 705 -:r,-,c,.e-r: :, uprpi;- 812 Propeity Exchange 857 Condos-Furnished 905 Commercial


102 Lost & Found

Hardee Rd. One large yellow lab & one
golden retriever with visible tumors.
Very friendly. (904)321-7606
Sweet little female kitten, tortoise
color. Please call (904)277-3195.
FOUND NIXON WATCH at the pier on
Amelia Island. Please call (912)294-4778.
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.
morning; marina boat trailer parking
lot. (904)261-0813

105 Public Notice

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
for real estate which is in violation
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
Housing and Urban Development
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-

201 Help Wanted
Excellent opportunity to join a great
local business. Full time position with
bonuses available. Clean driving record
a.must. Experience in automotive sales
a must! Please bring resume' to Proline
Motors at 2588 S. 8th St. or email it
to: mikebrown@prolinenmotors.com

MATURE WOMAN to be live-in
companion to stroke victim during her
progressive recovery. No nursing
assistance needed. In newly built home
with utilities/cable included. Ref's
req'd. For more information call

Good driving record. Please send
resume to: ameliaair@comcast.net

Class A Flatbed, home every weekend!
Pay 37cpm, both ways, full benefits.
Requires 1 yr OTR,flatbed exp. 1(800)
572-5489 x227, SunBelt Transport,
Jacksonville, FL. ANF

Fernandina Beach. Current "D" lie.,
clear background, DL & DMV req.,
phone, Diploma/GED. Pay $9.75/hr +
benefits. DFWP--EEO/M/F/V/H. Apply
at: www.dsisecurity.com BB9100030

OFFICES hiring for multiple part-
time positions. Hours are 20-28.50 per
week. Days worked will vary Monday
thru Saturday. Hours of operation are
8:30 to 6:30 daily. Please email your
resume or go to www.speedvcash-
inc.com and print an application. Fax
your application to 904-260-2285. No
phone calls please.

for small island cafe. Send application
to: nassauhealth@gmail.comr

The City of Fernandiita Beach is .

currently accepting

employment applications/resumes

for the position of City Clerk.

Apply on www.fbfl.us/jobs,

or mail resume to:


Attn: Human Resources




S 201 Help Wanted 201 Help Wanted

A busy medical practice is looking for
an experienced Certified Medical
Assistant for Fernandina office. MUST
have previous experience and a great
attitude. Monday-Friday with great
benefits. Apply by sending resumes to

Starting hourly wage is $8/hr This
position requires approx. 40 hrs per
week & is a permanent position. Please
call (904)277-6614 if you are

AUDITION to be our famous LADY
LIBERTY Energy & enthusiasm is a
must. Seasonal marketing opportunity.
Call Liberty Tax Service at 310-6273.

attitude? A great work ethic7 Know
retail? You're hired! Apply at

CAN YOU DIG IT? Heavy Equipment
School. 3 wk training program.
Backhoes, bulldozers, excavators. Local
job placement asst. VA benefits
approved. 2 National Certifications.
(866)362-6497. ANF

Learn to drive for Schneider National.
Earn $700/wk. No exp needed. Local
CDL training. Job ready in 15 days!
(888)368-1964. ANF

APPLY NOW 12 drivers needed. Top
5% pay & late model equip. plus
benefits, new equip & 401K. Need CDL
Class A driving exp. (877)258-8782,
www.ad-drivers.com. ANF

applications for positive attitude, drug
free kitchen staff. No walk-ins. Email
resume to:

REALTORS If you're ready for a
dynamic year, come join one of the top
producing sales team in, Nassau
County. Guaranteed daily, qualified
leads, full support team & assistance,
unlimited income, prime Centre St
location & a great working atmosphere.
Contact KarenWerlinq(@Team.Werl-
ing.com (904)556-9549. All inquires

for experienced CNAs and HHAs to
vorik wilt fast growing home health
company. One year of experience
preferred. Please call (904)398-9098.

DRIVER $0.03 quarterly bonus, plus
$0.01 increase per mile after 6 & 12
months. Daily or weekly pay. CDL-A, 3
months current exp. (800)414-9569.
www.dnveknight.com. ANF

Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
for Westgate Resort. Full benefit
package. Salary + commission. 'Yulee
location. Sales experience a plus. Call
Ed Newman (904)540-2313 or email
ed newman@wgresorts.com
needed for growing medical practice.
Experience preferred. Fax resume to
Maintenance Manager
Bachelor's Degree or higher in Plant
Planning, Engineering -or Building
Trades Technology; or 6 years
management experience in related
field. For information, call Personnel at
(904) 491-9874.
MARINE MECHANIC with high work
ethic. Must be honest, reliable, and
have a neat/clean appearance and a
positive attitude. Must have general set
of marine service tools for mechanical
service repairs on marine engines and
systems. Effective customer relation
skills in addition to possessing the
ability to up-sell our services. Any
portfolio showing work experience,
factory certification, industry awards,
skills, accomplishments, etc. are a
plus. Earn an aggressive salary while
loving what you do. Full time position
with great benefit package. Drug
testing required. If you do not posses
these qualities you need not apply.
Equal opportunity employer. Send in
resumes via e-mail at
Electric. Please email, resume to:
Paycheck? There's great earning
potential as a Professional Truck Driver!
The avg Professional Truck Driver earns
over $700/wk*! 16-Day CDL Training @
NFCC/Roadmaster! Approved for
Veterans Training. Call today (866)
467-0060 *DOL/BLS 2012. ANF
Chief and Office Technician openings
available for carrier oriented individ-
uals. Experience required. Full time
position with excellent benefits, pack-
age. Salary commensurate with exp-
erience. Manzie. & Drake Land
Surveying, (904)491-5700.

now hiring Full Time Experienced
3rd Shift Night Audit with excellent
accounting skills and Front Desk
associate position. Applicants must
have excellent communication skills
and the ability to work nights,
weekends and holidays. NO phone calls
please. Applications and Resumes
accepted 2301 Sadler Road. EEOC
- needed in local area. Part-time possi-
ble lead to full time. Electrical & mech-
anical experience. Must have valid
drivers license. Pis call 912-283-2164.


Monday, January 21,2013 11 am 7 pm
Omni Amelia Island Planation's Racquet Park
6800 First Coast Highway Amelia Island, FL
OmniAmelialslandjobs.com (904) 277-5919

J.in ui ij leai., i bui c-ur Re-lrrraginotion, our re-p. ng
nd 5C0 : i:inq An:oiwrvmeilr 'opctrunhlles in cu l y,
i'a.reath.;ni. ue.,l er ice. frocr.t oFfice., housekeeping and'more.

Ask about our sagn-n bons

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EOE/M/F/0/V Drug Free Workplace

201 Help Wanted
Companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.

are looking for an outgoing, friendly,
organized person to help with front
desk duties in our caring family
oriented dental practice. Computer
skills required. Dental assisting skills
or previous front desk experience is
preferred. Send resume' to Mark
Olbina, DDS, 1699 S. 14th St., Suite
21, Fernandina or fax to (904)261-
8604. If you have questions call
MECHANIC: Experienced in
construction equipment repair including
gas, diesel, hydraulic, and small engine
for rental company in St. Marys. Own
tools, clean MVR, minimum 2 "years
experience, must pass background
check. Fax resume 912-576-1903 or
email trilaneadmin@tds.net
lounge. Experience preferred. Apply in
person at Days Inn, 2707 Sadler Rd.
No phone calls.

for busy church office. Accounts
payables/receivables as well as
computer skills a must. Fax resume to
Sandy (904)277-8323.

LOCAL LAW FIRM seeking full time
administrative assistant/receptionist.
Qualified candidates must have
experience in Excel, Microsoft Word
and handling mutliple phone
lines. Prior legal experience a plus!
Resumes accepted by email only to
Want to work for the premier home
care company in Femandina? Short or
long hours, private duty. Excellent pay
and working conditions. Live Long Well
Care, call (904)432-1187.

204 Work Wanted

Care giving, preparing light meals,
some light cleaning. Whatever needed
-you pick. Call (904)261-8969.
starting at $10 per ft. Rotted wood,
home repairs. Licensed/Insured. (904)
Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465
CNA/CPR Reasonable rates. Local
references. Please call (904)583-3155.
a live-in position 3-4 days per week.
I'm unencumbered/personable. I have
reliable transportation/will travel. Top
ref's & background. (321)438-5013

301 Schools &

Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing available. Job
placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (866)314-
3769. ANF
MEDICAL CAREERS begin here -
Train online for Allied Health & Medical
Management. Job placement assist-
ance. Computer avail. Financial aid if
qualified. SCHEV authorized (888)203
3179, www.CenturaOnline com. ANF
home. *Medical, *Business, 'Criminal
Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement
assistance. Computer available. Finan-
cial aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized
www.CenturaOnline.com. Call (888)
203-3179. ANF
Train in months, not years Financial
aid if qualified. Housing available. Job
placement assistance. Call Centura
Institute Orlando (877)206-6559 ANF
hands on Aviation Maintenance Career
FAA approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing available. all
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)
314-3769. ANF

306 Lessons/Classes

beginning February 5th. For more
details contact Lisa Inglis at:
It's $15 a couple or $10 for a single.
We're doing Cha Cha this week. Class
is every Friday, 6pm at Bean School of
Dance, 25 N. 3rd Street.
All ages. Kinder Studios. Acoustic,
electric, fingerstyle. Banjo instruction
also available. (904)704-2011

601 Garage Sales

LOOKING FOR Antique/Collectible
Dealers, Artisans, or Craftsmen to
rent retail space on Centre St
(786)999-4746 or (904)556-5722
GARAGE SALE Air hockey table, love
seat recliner, furniture, household stiff
kids clothes 9-13 (name bianc). Lols eoi
STUFF! Irresistible Prices' It all must
go! 837 Tarpon Ave, Fernandina Beach,
Fri. 9am-2pm & Sat. 8am-4pm. (F)
YARD SALE 728-B Tarpon Ave., FB.
Sat. 1/19, 8am-4pm. No early birds.
Window AC, ceiling fan, decorator light,
jewelry & craft books, etc.

SJMartex Services
Immediate Career Opportunity with Martex Services
for highly motivated person to join our team.
Landscape Maintenance Supervisor will lead a crew in providing weekly land-
scape maintenance services to our Southeast Georgia commercial and residential
customers. Full-time, year-round employment. Should have strong leadership
training and communication capabilities as well as in-depth horticultural knowl-
edge. Ability to speak English and Spanish a plus. A degree in landscape manage-
ment or horticulture is preferred. Valid Florida/Georgia driver license

Excellent compensation and benefits.
Send resume by FAX to (904) 261-0821 or by e-mail to




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FRIDAY. JAU\ARY 18, 2013 CLASSIFIED News-Leader 5B

601 Garage Sales
Antiques including stoneware,
clocks, sterling, rugs, furniture,
Waterford, plus. Dolls, art work,
books, lamps, patio furn, plants,
golf clubs, unbelievable full Fri. &
Sat., 9-5. Sun., 11-5. 4656 Village
Dr, Fernandina. blangston.com
FRI. 1/18 & SAT. 1/19 8am-noon.
2825 First Ave. Dell computer, bunk
bed, tools, microwave, boating
equipment, quilts, fishing, furniture,
saxophone, inflatable kayak, paint ball,
camping, clothes, old trunk, hunting.
MOVING SALE 30369 Forest Parke
Dr. Fri., 1/18 & Sat. 1/19, 7:30am-12
noon. Furniture, kitchen items, home
decor, clothes, books, baby items, &
lots more.
Sun. 1/20, 8am-' Corner of Hendricks
and Greenberry Rd. Something for
everyone. (F)

602 Articles for Sale
MINK COAT Beautiful, full length,
mahogany, cuff sleeves, size large.
Excellent condition. $1,100. Call (904)
2002 FORD FOCUS 4 cyl, 5.door, z
times 5, $3000/OBO. 3 piece outdoor
Rattan patio furniture. Oak table, 5
chairs. One week only. (904)206-0941
double axle, good condition, good tires.

603 Miscellaneous
Fernandina Beach has a used
copier and office chairs for sale. The
items will be SOLD AS IS. Please stop
by or contact our office at 1300
Hickory Street, Femandina Beach, FL
32034. (904) 261-5051

611 Home Furnishings
Sofa, love seat, end tables. Call

t arnabas
The New to You Resale Store is an
excellent place to recycle your household
goods. For info, call: 904.321.2334

612 Musical Instruments
condition polished mahogany finish,
Rarely used, brand new condition.
Leather top bench and music books
included. $875. (904)277-7178 (H) or
(904)753-2738 (C)

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

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

851 Roommate Wanted
DW in Yulee. Non-smoker. Pay 1/2 rent
(your part $350/mo.) + 1/2 utilities.
Call (912)322-4843.

852 Mobile Homes
VERY NICE 3BR/2BA DW in great
condition. Clean & bright. Laundry
room, garden tub, quiet area. 97030
Topaz Ct., Yulee. $950/mo. + dep.

Sc rCiating:

852 Mobile Homes J '
RV to live on a campground for $425/ "
mo. All utilities included. Ask about I "
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577. i

3BR/2BA DWMH on 1 acre. Service -
animals only. 10x14 storage shed oSatio aI
Available 1/18/13. $750/mo. + $750
dep (904)225-8627 Oatm eal

FOR RENT 3BR mobile home, Yulee. M o 1 th
$700/mo. + $350 deposit. References
& background check. (904)225-5419

ON ISLAND in park. Remodeled 2 &
3BR SWMH starting $165 wk/$675 mo.
+ dep & utils. Also, 1BR apts. & 3/1
duplex. Call for details (904)261-5034.

campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-5577.

854 Rooms
ROOM FOR RENT $75 per week.
Yulce. (904)225-8346

855 Apartments
ON ISLAND 1BR at beach, 1BR at
212 S. 14th, 3BR at N. 10th, 2&3BR
SWMH in pk. starting $165 wk/$675
mo. + dep & utils. (904)261-5034

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Men's Health Consultant

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new medical clinic in Florida are so
sure their medication will help men
with erectile dysfunction, they are
offering the first 37 callers a free in-
office medication dose.
Erectile dysfunction and prema-
ture ejaculation have long been a
problem for millions of men, in spite
of the popularity of Viagra, Cialis and
Levitra. Many men aren't helped by
these pills or cannot take them due
to adverse side effects.
Florida Men's Medical Clinic cus-
tom blends over 180 combinations
of medications for each patient.
'Thats why our success rate is so
high" says Dr. Kevin Homsby, M.D.
"We help men as old as ninety-four,
with diabetes, prostate surgery and
heart conditions. Regardless of
their age or medical istoy our
results everyday are amazing.'
All medications are FDA approved,
and no surgery is involved. We

adjust the prescription for a man's
performance to 45-minutes, an hour,
90-minutes or longer," according to
Dr. Horsby," and patients see results
right in our office. After dimax the
patient stays erect the entire period
of time, This allows them to achieve
a second climax and adequately sat-
isfy their partner. No other medication
can do this. We offer a simple guar-
antee: If you don't respond to the
medication on the first visit the office
visit is free." With that guarantee,
local patients have nothing to lose.
Openings are filling quickly for the
free in-office medication dose, after
that the normal fees will be charged.
Patients are assured of utmost
privacy and professionalism with
private waiting rooms and an all-
male staff. Further information is
available by calling (800) 264-9510.
Florida Men's Clinic
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away the doctor will pay your gas.

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Health inspiring fitness area and tennis courts.


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located on the south side of The Ritz- Carlton at
Summer Beach. Investors welcome.

MLS# 58284 Prices start at $489,000

Centrally located in Summer Beach Village. One, two
and three bedroom units. Spacious floor plans include
o combined living room/dining room and breakfast
bar. Choose to stroll to the pool or to the beach.
Prices Start at $299,000 MLS#58386

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Summer Beach. Just a short stroll to the community
pool or down to the beach.

Prices start at $349,900

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Executive Upscale Oceanfront condos at
Summer Beach located north of the Ritz-
Prices start at $1,100,000


I 5456 First Coast Highway Amelia Island, FL 32034


3350 S. Fletcher Ave., Unit E6 1130 sf. 2BR/2BA Oceanfront and
hilly iurnisihed sixth floor condo. Large Living Room and Dinning area
with all furnishing and TV. Master Suite with private bath and views of
tile Atlantic. Guest rxoom with twin Ixeds. Large private patio.
(Community 'Poil. Warer included.-No Pets. On Island. $1,697/mo.
2503-A W. 5th Street 1983 ,sf 3BR13RA Norhend coidorminiinu just
ai quick silrol from tei beach. Tiled throughout and with ocean
viewsfronm the Maser Suite balcony. Maiser located upstairs with Guest
rooms down. Co(mmuniry pool. Petsr ok. On Island. S1,647/mn.
16 Zachary Court 1668 sf 3BR/3BA condo lusi steps from the beach
and golf course. Plenty of cabinet: space in Ihis kitchen overlooking the
family roiimn with vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Over sized screened
puric on back vith private etnccd. in backyaid, Pets ok. On Island.
$Sl,350nio. 1
86201 Sand Hickory Trail 2437 sf. 4BR/2.5BA Hickory villagee two
story within walking distance no. schools. Upgraded Kitchen wihr
granircounrr tps op opening to Family lRoom with fireplace! Formal
Living & Dniing Rooms. 'Tree large Bedrooms upstairs with
MastcrSuirc 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 Caresian Point. Well appointed kitchen with center
island overlooking tlic (irinly room. Fully fenced big Ibacky)lrd. I.ocation
is conveini nt to Kings Bay, Jacksrrnville ;nd Ancli.ia Ishnd. Iets OK. Off
Island. S1,347/mo.
75079 Ravenwood Dr 1725 sf. 3BR/2BA opin floor plan Fklrida style
homl e in Tinmbercrtel r,; 1,, I.. .... i I .overlookiglivinig
area with plentyofc.l .... I 1 i I 1 i ,247/nmo.
1836 Perimeter Park 1310 sf. 2BR/2BA second floor Amelia Park town
house. Separate living and dining roons plus breakfast nooak nkitdicon.
Wsilier & Dryer. One ciar garage. Pets ok. On Island. $1,200/irio.
3322 Fairway Oaks 1.456 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia Island Plantation
villa located no the Fairway. Recently remodeled with updated Kkchen
and appliances. Generous living spaces with Living/Dining Room
combined. Master suite with private bath. Optional AIP membership
avail.blc. Wash r & DI)r.r. Pes oik. On land. $1,197/mo.
1777 Mariners Walk 1783 sf. 3BR/2BA Mariners Walk condo just a
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Living room fiat urcs large v indowi's, tikl and carper plus buiill-ins. Gallcy
Kitchrin with microwave. (Glear outdoor r spaces are .i feature of this
conmmnirti. Pcts ok. On lIsland. $1,I'7!/mo.
76044 Long Pond Loop 1922 s. 3BR/2BA housc in Cairtesiani Iointe.
Larg. faiill room with separate den or office. Briglh open car in kitchen
with view of pond, S curity system and irrigLaion. Piaver driveway : Prits
ok. Offfi.lnmd.. 1,197/mo.
1127 Ocean Avenue Unit A 900 sf. 2BR/2BA upstairs 1940's syle
Oceanfroni duplex with wood floors and fantastic vievs throughout!
Eat-in Kitchein with separate Breakfasit area. Living room overlooking bthe
ocean. Pets ok,. On he Island. S1,350/mo.
2119 Beach Wood 1210 sf 2BR/2BA Omnm Amelia Island Planration
condo lcated just one block from the beach! Offered fully furnished.
Gained conmuniry. Pool and Beach access. Pet ok. On Island. $1.250/mo.
96275 Piedmont Dr 1452 .stl3BR/2BA in the Lotion Pointe. Looks like
new vith, ile throeughour living area. Open, eat-in kitchen. Large sun
room ,i back with A/C ;ald sofitner. Pcts rear overlooking filly fenced
and wcll lands aped yard. Separaie ru) anld liihower in master. Washer &
ldrver plus irrigarror and w.Tner okL ff Island. $1.250/mo.
85038 Oak Grove Place 1557 sif 38R/2BA ranch srtyl- located in quielc
rural .itring. riled rlroughout living a.rc, with wvrxodn longli & grove
LeiJins ifor ai rustic look. fireplace in Living Room with ;iit;ched Dining
Roni. Kiclien with walk-in pantiy; gas stove and Breakfast Nook. Large
.isilcr Shirtc wiit Iik and hecr chrscns. 'lmwo gereroisly sized guest rooms.
Scccii porcl overlooking large Fenced Backyard is perfect foi
entertaining. Washetr & Dryer. Tlo car garage with Workshop. Pets ok.
OilIsland 51,247!mn.
96360 Piedmont Drive 149) sf. 3BR/2BA Lake front single family
oliie located off Amelia Island Concourse. Large Living and Dining
Rton combl spacc with well appointed Kilchen overlooking Botih Guces
rooms arc located in the front of the house with the Masrter Suite in the
rear. laterr fclarrc .a doubllca vanity, garden rul. separate over si7zd and
riled lrhower. broughtt rthr property rooms have excellent v.ews of lre
pond and morning sun. Double Cfr Garage. Pets ok. Off Island.

95 Gak Grove i /' / ( 2Ri!iB,\ )i('s .u g lc md .n ': rd '.
I cuit cirie off i1-h eEx'ct. V'inti. t d : widt mi n c.i o rdenic',. kii
l);Ding Roia om comw Hardw kirchrn Plus iarge and lhi: gaden ra ;ugi;-hi [ ih niv h acky.iri. 1 ''rs ak
On hmied. ,l2. /vmu.
96161 Tidal Bay Courts IU{is'. 3.10-/,li l n .iinani i. ho. nr, in HerIsi
fs!k. Wel Alppoin jed :--in KiP l n !.:, h iiLi :e!rml, r.inoihb IRoom
Celis gilu i p-1 ihroi:gh.m ].. iv- r a.ir ;I e, .-.il ii- i aukyv. rd .;vrrlroking.
pond. l aii n cai.i iludie d. N )i P ifsci, Mand. M.;'I"imro,
96010 Sioncy Dr l371 : 1. 3 I/. -A i i i i;, .i i i i ,d I .
(.rek. Large open Ulour pian wih m!:.. Kii:hn and ciier idand pi.j
litek, aSt Ah l .s m. < M .v.ier Suil il a.) bIg ".,ali:m -tc ,....,1: v
sltw i, g.,rai:, : i b. >i iv c ued pic : -i ij s/otni. w.v ,di airea and p/mdi 'in, ,:r
;i.aage. SirlI do,, ,)k. NOrCA5 ()fif ,id. .1 ,l7 iv.
41 Oak Grover la/ce In iSl 2B :ii ;A IIIIn i h,j ,n.-, 1 ,lr rsi
duohughoutr plu ;, po'l! Rccu.l upl.y'- d throughoo!; Stildh wirIh lun:- iD

76237 limg Ponid Loop f'k -,r ,I ,iiB/iR5 ,.,; i'i, it+ ,,. ;
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k Ind. 51,2 ,.7/'o.
97099 Coopens Way !"0 i 3lRi2l'A I' Aiv i s n r." i i iic
:,ciihboli:hnudI. Woii fld r> rniuii.:' Plenty of c,'bii :- is K. :'
is/ragc Rlorm abtv:., hari I r. .m I i ik, i .ad. ,i ..
978 Chad Street i )tou: '. lR/21i A 1 J "Ti >.i.:I l m. I.i thi I i
(,f Amdie a sl i.i on a q u, i ic l-de-sac .,nse o ]ii l, i n. iiw kI ,,'cih idl
.rnd H/figih Sclokl. Low m en, i pi 1M,,iCr nn, '., :fir iiiiiin
ta i, in all Bcdrto.nis. Va's.ud ih ? nior, alriy Rooml:' k L{ l a
evel Iking Jam:U r i. e c: ,.n i, n d drr
sland. $1,0957',I.
30936 Paradisr Commons #227 li3 si. :I/.l .\ i. l rcn,,,i
vidh in .asy .n ai. g r di,, ram 'l p [i ai d .r an I:ueins Pli ulr ii ind.

86116 Caesars Ave. 1 ,i 3 R;2A ho r:s i:i m i .l i u di,:,;
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23583 Bahama Poini #1525 -S,n.Ii s Ri '.is, sum, ,ric in n ,,
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a,.isrecd port h 'etri,,kng ino '.h sL t In s. .

96092 Cartesian Point Drive .li..I' '. ,' h,, i I

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23699 Bahama Point, Unir 113 si 1BR' '5'.. ,',nh : I i k.
condo ,icatl;d cl,ise :i, i! p .' lt. ric ik' /pdatcd ay 1l :It I l
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837B M ary St, -' Il. 2b lO ii ii i ,, ,: ju. .1 d I .. .i
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856 Apartments
dryer Pet OK. $700/mo. + $700 dep.

CH&A, stove, refrg., D/W, carpet.
Service animals only. $795/mo. 828
Nottingham Dr Call (904)261-3035.

APT. Tilc throughout, central AC, DW,
W/D. 927 N. Fletcher Ave., down.
$995/mo. + deposit. (904)386-1005

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

$935/mo + $600 dep. A/C & ceiling
fans, d/w, Ig eack. Water, sewer & gar-
bage included. Service animals only.
(847)639-0648 or glhr56@aol.com

THE COLONY 2BR/1BA with garage.
$950/mo. Amelia Rentals (904)261-9129
OCEANFRONT Great view. 2BR/1BA
upstairs. Wood floors. Sewer, water &
garbage included. $900/mo. + $1000
dep 270 S. Fletcher (904)556-5722

1BR APARTMENT with utilities
included. $800/mo + deposit. Call Rob
at (904)415-0637.

tile, recent paint, W/D, ceiling fans.
Includes water, sewer & garbage.
$975/mo + i ,975 dep. Available
immediately Call (904)277-7622.

home in Historic District. 1,600
sq.ft. $1,400/mo. Available now.

2BA home in Lakewood. 1,300
sq.ft. 2 car garage. $1,095/mo.
Available now.

3BA home located in
Woodbridge. 3 car garage. 2.700
sq.l.. $1,450/mo. Available now.

2BR/ 1BA downstairs duplex
unit. Easy beach access.
$795/mo. Available 2/1/13.

2BA upstairs ,condo. Gated
community with pool & fitness
center. $875/mo. incl. water &
an bar.c ,\ .ilaiblc 2/ I/13.

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857 Condos-Furnished
block from beach. Utilities included.
$995/mo. Call (904)261-0816 or cell
Nicely furnished, with 2-car garage,
pool, tennis courts $1250/mo., utilities
incl. Call (904)261-0816 or 557-1682.

858 Condos-Unfurnished
AMELIA LAKES 2BR/2BA, gated, &
includes all amenities. Very nice 2nd
floor unit on lake. $975/mo. Available
January. (904)535-5352

860 Homes-Unfurnished

MARSH LAKES 3BR/2.5BA T.H. 1860sf
95130 Village Dr Fireplace, lake view,
garage. $1,350/mo. Call (904)556-3705.
LAKE FRONT Marsh Lakes Patio
Home; sweeping views across the lake!
3BR/2BA, screened porch, all one level,
HOA tennis & pool, yard maint. & pest
control incl. $1500/mo. No smoking.
Small dog considered. (303)995-1018
2BR/2BA enclosed patio, garage,
close to FB high/middle schools. Avail
33/1. $900/mo., lst/last/security dep.
Includes washer/dryer, refrigerator, &
microwave. Call (904)277-8822.
washer/dryer hookups. Outside city
limits. $875/mo. Call The Realty
Source, Inc. (904)261-5130.
3/2 DUPLEX Remodeled. CH&A,
$895/mo. + dep. & utils. Also, 1BR
$595/mo + utlls. 304 N. 10th. Ideal for
2 families. Avail now. (904)261-5034
Security deposit, references required.
Service animals only. $800/mo. (904)
261-3507. Licensed agent owner.

+1699 S 14" St
Amelia Crossing
Class A retail 1,200 sf to
10,000 sf Clean space end
cap w/safe available @ $12 psf
& move in allowance

1,500 sf, great visibility $1300/mo

+1002 S. 8th Street
2,400 sf auto repair shop
Lease or sale @ only 199K

+Caf across from Lowe's
Turnkey- Lease at $1,600 mo

+629 S 8th St RetailWarehouse
4 Sale @ 650K or lease @ $5 psf
NN 15,500 sf- will build to suit

We offer buyer and
tenant representation

Please contact us for
your commercial
real estate needs to
buy, sell or lease.

Phil Griffin
Broker GRI
608 S. 8th St. Fernandina Beach, FL

1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
Sales (904)277-9700

Property Management

Www.ameliasurfside. com

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Amelia By The Sea, Ground Floor
Unit! 2/2 $295,000 MLS #57243

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5494 Ervin St, Great opportunity on
the corner of Lewis and Ervin street on
historical American Beach. This 50'xl 15'
lot is fenced. Price includes two homes
being sold "as is" with the right to
inspect. The homes are presently occu-
pied. Beware of dogs in the yard. Call for
appt. $164,000 MLS#55370

Summer Beach


Lot 10 lan Dr.
$44,000 #56771

Lot 13 Avery Rd.
$44,000 #56772 ,

Lot 15 Avery Rd.

Let us professionally manage your property for you!

Residential r Commercial

913 Elm Street, Fernandina
Beach 3 BR / 1 BA Inside
totally refurbished. All
upgrades to kitchen, large
laundry room. $850 a month

85158 Angie Road, Yulee
4BR/3BA Custom built home
with 2-car garage and fenced
in yard, stainless kitchen appl.


Commercial Office
Space available.
1939 -1949 S. 8TH St.,
$300/mo + tax & utilities per

Summer Beach is our address not our boundary!



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860 Homes-Unfurnished
3BR/2BA HOME 1 block from the
beach. Lawn care included. $1350/mo.
Call (904)583-1900.
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE across
from board to beach, 269 S. Fletcher
Ave. (904)583-2456

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

863 Office
space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & secunty. For info call
Lease Downtown Fernandina Beach
Historic District. 117 So. 9th St. 1,200
sq, ft. stand alone building. Handicap
accessible / ADA compliant. Phone
system and computer network. Flexible
terms. $875/mo. (904)491-5700

864 Commercial/Retail
St. Approx. 375 sq. ft. Share common
area & bathroom between 4 offices.
$350/mo. Call (904)610-2826 or email

901 Automobiles
Convertible V8 $6,500. 34K miles.
Perfect mechanical condition. Single
owner, no dents or scratches. Garage
kept. Most maintenance receipts
available. Call Mike (904)753-2738.


Real Estate, Inc.

S433 N. Fletcher Ave 4BR/2BA Home
$1,600/mo.+ Utilities
S224 N. 2nd Street IBR/IBA Apt $700.00
includesWater Sewer and Garbage.
*2821 Kentucky Avenue Upstairs unit 2BR/
I BA $900+utilites
*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
ocean! $1.200/mo.
S305 S 17th Street 2BR IBA house $850 a
month + utilities
*3423 S. Fletcher, 2BR/IBA, downstairs of
duplex $890/mo includes water, sewer and
Azalea Point Home 4BR/3BA 2700 sq. ft
$2100/mo. +util.
S551 S. Fletcher upstairs 2BR/IBA $1.200 +

2BR/IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach.All until.
wi-fi.TV & phone.
3BR/3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$1450/wk plus taxes & cleaning fee

*Two 800sfOffice/Retail spaces,can be joined
for one. 1.600 sq ft space. AIA next to
Peacock Electric $12/sq.ft + CAM and Tax
Amela Park Unit B small office (2 rooms)
with bath. 576 sq. ft- $1050/mo. + sales tax
Five PointsVillage 1.200 sq.feAIA/S 8th St
exposure Great for retail. services, or
office.$t1200/mo +sales tax
SAmelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) 910
approx. sq.ft.. 3 offices, reception area.
kitchen and bathroom. 1450/mo. + utliies.
1839 S. 8th Sc adjacent to Huddle House.
1.800 sq.ft $1700/no lease + tax. Sale also