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*She said yes!
Robert Haney on bended knee with bride-to-be Melissa Trejos after
she said yes to a very public proposal on the front page of the News-
HEATHER A. PERRY
Melissa Trejos and Robert Haney
have been a couple for seven years,
so when Haney decided to pop the
question, he wanted to do.it in a dis^-
"I was thinking about a billboard
but I thought that would'cost too
much," he quipped.
As agent for Liberty Bail Bonds,
Haney advertises in the News-Leader
and the idea crossed his mind to take
out an ad to ask his ladylove for her
, hand in marriage.
Advertising representative Fay
Hand wrote up the order, graphic artist
Eliza Holliday designed the ad and it
,appeared on -the front page of the
Friday, Jan. 18 edition. Haney waited
for. an excited response from his
But Trejos didn't read the paper
'I said, 'Yeah, I'm the one with the marriage proposal
on the front of the newspaper.
right way that day. After a long day as
a real estate agent with Prudential
Chaplin Williams Realty, followed by a,
trip to the grocery store, Trejos had
more on her mind than catching up
on local news. .
"I had gotten the paper from the
mailbox in the nmui nine. but it was just
thrown in my car. He kept asking me
about the paper, did I read the paper."
"She was putting her drink on it
and everything," said Haney.
Finally about 8 p.m., after consid-
erable cajoling from Haney, Melissa
picked up the paper.
,"OK, already! I'll read it! And then
I saw it. I saw my name."
"When she saw it, she was all excit-
ed," said Haney, "And she did say yes."
The couple met July 4, 2005, when
both were living and working in
Kissimmee, but it wasn't until two years
ago that Haney thought it might be
time to take their relationship to anoth-
"I did the whole getting down on
one knee thing and handed (the ring)
to her, but I didn't ask her to marry
me," Haney admits. "But she just filled
in the blanks so there was a little bit of
a fight after that."
. "He bought me a ring because we
were together five years hnd I think he
wanted to assure another five years
YES Continued on 3A
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Joshua and Natsuko Shaffer are professional photographers filming in Florida this month. They were on Amelia Island on Wednesday and
took this lovely photo of the declining sun casting its glow on downtown Fernandina Beach and the city marina. The duo travels the world
doing real estate cinematography for clients. Check them out at chibitnoku.com'.
According lo City Attorney Tammi
Bach, the city of Fernandina Beach to
date has paid more than $118,427 in
defense funds for a class-action law-
suit brought against it in 2011.
The city's insurer, Preferred
Govei nniienI iin.iii'o,.n T, u- i ,enied
coverage for tile cast when lth com-
plaint was brought against the city in
According to a city document, PGIT
denied c,'.\iage because its policy
excliid,..s claims involving "the return
or improper assessment of taxes,
assessrnenri,; pt-rallir ._, fines (and)
The lawsuit,'filed by lead attorney
Michael Tanner and local attorney
Clinch Kavananigh, asks for recovery of
alklged illegal impact fees totaling at
least $1 6 'million. Local homeowner
Joanne Conlon is the lead plaintiff, with
approximately 700 additional plaintiffs
LAWSUIT Continued on 3A
Sir Gene makes TV
for all colors to share
"Sir" Gene Dawson, a local film-
maker and musician, spreads enthu-
siasm wherever he goes. His natural
charisma and songwriting talents have
enabled him to bring inspirational and
uplifting message's to schoolchildren
and the disabled through the city's
local access channel, and to churches
and schools across the nation.
Anyone tuning in to public access
channel 264 has probably seen. the
genial Dawson, with his inimitable
gusto, filming local events that often
include his music with a positive mes-.
sage for his "Educational Variety
Originally from Kingsland, Ga.,
Dawson learned to play music on many
instruments including the organ, har-,
Sir Gene Dawson's
Educational Variety Hour" is on
channel 264 Wednesdays at 7
p m.. Friday al 3 p.m., and
Saturday and Sundays at 9 a.m.
monica, accordion, guitar and bass. "I
did gospel music all my life, but I had
a touch of the classical in my inner
being," he says. "People called me
Dawson worked after graduating
from Lee College in Cleveland, Tenn.,.
as a gospel musician in churches, and
in a variety other ofjobs in Washington,
. D.C.,.before becoming an inspirational
filmmaker and writer of uplifting edu-
"I was a real estate typist and an
office manager," Dawson says of his
time in Washington. "I was a comput-
er operator for the Arlington Hospital
and a typist/clerk for the Democratic
National Convention. I was in
. Washington for 28 years."
He says his career as an educa-
tional songwriter began when he was
working on a musical production to
raise awareness for the Ethiopian
famine in 1985, and was shot during a
holdup in the city of Washington.
"I was taken away from the musical
world while in the hospital," Dawson
says. "I asked the nurse for a pen and
paper, and the words I wrote became
the first song for a TV production. I was
wounded in my body, but I was' not
He began writing songs to help chil-
VARIETY Continued on 3A
Sir.Gene Dawson of Kingsland, Ga., films local events for his
"Educational Variety Hour" on public access channel 264.
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FRIDAY. JANUARY 25, 2013 NEWS News-Leader
Lucille E. Connell
Lucille E. Connell, 93, passed away peacefully
at her home in The Retreat of Osprey Village,
Amelia Island, Florida on January 21. She and
her husband Tom were the third residents to
move into this wonderful community in 1996.
She was a devoted wife,
mother, grandmother, great- -
granidmother and friend to
many. She was a graceful,
vibrant, active woman who
enjoyed life. She was an avid
Bridge player and advocated the
game for older people since it
combined sociability, with exercise of the mind,
keeping her sharp and witty her whole life. She
also enjoyed tennis, gardening and home mak-
ing. Her greatest accomplishments came from
the love she showed to family and friends alike.
She was born in Kane, PA in 1919, the 13th
child of fourteen children. She was married in
California where her husband was stationed in
the military. They were married for 57 years
before his death in 1999. They lived in Pepper
Pike, OH before retiring to Amelia Island.
Lucille was preceded in death by her hus-
band and son, Tom, Jr., and all but one of her
brothers and sisters.
She is already greatly missed by her daugh-
ter, Patriciai "Pat" Karlovec (Dr. Ralph), three
grandchildren, Kathy Brown (A.J.), Cindy
Murdough (Marshall) and Kristy Mathot (Luke)
and six great-grandchildren, Shelby and Sawyer
Brown, Marshall, Grace and Cameron
Murdough and Charlotte Mathot. Her surviving
sister Martha Anderson lives in Osprey Village.
A service celebrating Lucille's life will take
place at the Amelia Plantation Chapel on
Monday, January 28,2013 at 10:00 am. The fam-
ily will receive friends following the ceremony
in the Cumberland Room of Osprey Village.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memo-
rial contributions be made to a charity of your
Please share her life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Active pallbearers will be: Marty Martin,
Bruce Malcolm, George Terwillinger, Tony
Brewer, Chris Allen and Sam Hicks.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of
the American Legion, American Legion
Auxiliary, American Legion Riders and Ladies
Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The motorcycle units of the American Legion
Riders, Chapters 54 and 283 will provide an
escort to Bosque Bello Cemetery as Mrs.
Curriutte is laid to rest beside her husband.
A reception will follow at American Legion
Post 54 in Fernandina Beach, FL.
Her family will receive friends today from
5:00 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Please share her life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Lucy Ricketson Ferguson McLauchlan of
Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away January
20, 2013 at Community Hospice of Northeast
Florida with family at her side. The daughter of
Robert Weeks Ferguson and Lucy Carnegie
Ricketson Ferguson, Lucy, known as Cindy to
her family and friends, was born in New
Bedford, Massachusetts on August 18, 1931,
and raised with her two brothers and sister at
Greyfield on Cumberland Island, Georgia and in
the family home, Ricketson's Point in South
Dartmouth, Massachusetts. She was in the 81st
year of her life when she passed away.
Cindy attended the Wheeler School in
Providence, R.I. and later attended school in
Florence, Italy. In her earlier life, Cindy lived in
various cities in the northeast including New
York and Boston, settling in Gloucester,
Massachusetts for almost 20 years. In 1968 she
moved back to Cumberland Island where she
and her.husband built their home, Mole's End,
a name taken from her favorite childhood book,
Wind in the Willows. In later life, Cindy moved
permanently to Fernandina where she was liv-
ing up until the time of her passing.
Cindy was always artistic and her creations
were born from a love of natural history. Much,
of her art work originated with or was inspired
by things "found." She was a wife, mother, grand-
Mrs. Pat Curnutte, age. 84, of Fernandina mother, loving aunt and friend to more people
Beach passed away on Tuesday evening, than most are fortunate enough to make. She
January 22, 2013 at Baptist Medical Center will be missed by all those whose lives she
-Jacksonville. touched and enriched.
Born in Grafton, VA, she was one of three Cindy is survived by two sons, Walter
daughters born to the late Wilton Andrew Seymour Langshaw III (Lisa) and Coleman
Moore and Mary Lorraine Green. Pat grew up Carnegie Langshaw; three grandsons, Samuel
in the Grafton area where she met and married Pierce Langshaw, Kinsey Charles Langshaw,
Donald P Curnutte Srt., a young Coleman Carnegie Langshaw II, and numer-
sailor, in 1946. After WWII, she ous nieces and nephews, many of whom saw her
moved to Florida when her hus- as a second mother..
band was transferred to Green "People may not remember exactly what you
Cove Springs and then eventu- did, or what you said, but they will always
ally to Mayport Naval Station in remember how you made them feel."
the early 1950s. The Curnutte
family lived in Jacksonville until Francis Thomas Reed Sr.
i 965 when she then moved to Fernandina Beach
at the request of local real estate developer Paul Francis Thomas Reed, Sr., 85, passed away
Burns. Monday afternoon, January 21,2013 at his Yulee,
Pat worked as a Real Estate Loan Closer for FL residence.
Paul Burns Realry She then continuedt0o w rk M r.,e, -.; b1X rn April 2, 1927 in
..i.s a loan cloci f;r anuinpeys Gj'ui%41: "Dt."..Jo.. r\l, L nd -0.d ,YA e. iiin l9.' -H..
Burgess, Wesley Poole and Buddy Jacobs until wa4 a member oj the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters
retiring. Local #234 since 1949. He was a World War II vet-
She started the Fernandina Beach Chapter eran, serving with the U.S. Navy aboard air-
of ABWA in the late 1960s. She was also a long- craft carriers in the Pacific as a parachute rigger.
time member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Mr. Reed was predeceased by his wife,
Unit 54 and the American Legion Riders, Shirley Reed, in 2009 and by his wife, Betty Jo
Chapter 54 where she served many years as. Reed, in 2003.
Treasurer for both organizations. She was also Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Reed of
a Life Member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Jacksonville, FL and F T. "Tommy" Reed, also
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Byrd-Wallace Post of Jacksonville; a daughter, Jennifer Reed of
4351. For many years, she and her husband, Yulee, FL; two grandchildren, Jason and
Donald, had been active with the Fernandina Prudence; and two great-grandchildren.
Pirates Club. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m.
She is preceded in death by her son, Donald today, Friday, January 25, in the Stephens Chapel
P Curnutte Jr., who passed away in 2008; her sis- at Green Pine Funeral Home with Pastor Bud
ter, Ada Bright, who passed away in 2009; and Long officiating.
her husband of 64 years, Donald P Curnutte Sr., For more information and to sign Mr. Reed's
who passed away in 2010. online register book please visit the Green Pine
Pat leaves behind, a son, William "Bill" D. website at www.greenpinefuneral.com.
Curnutte; a daughter, Sylvia Curnutte, both of Green Pine Funeral Home
Jacksonville, FL; a sister, Joyce Hicks, Grafton,
VA; four grandchildren, Lori Kay Reneau, AT tTICE
Christie Biadfield, Sean Curnutte, Christy DULEIA NO ILCE
Larsen; four great-grandchildren and one niece
and two nephews. Gwendolyn Morrison Watkins, a 1943
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on graduate of Peck High School, died Friday, Jan.
Saturday, January 26, 2013:from the Burgess 18, 2013. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m.
Chaliel of Oxley-Heard with Reverend Melissa on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Second Baptist Church,
Pisco, of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Los Angeles.
officiating. Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary
The Fernandina Beach Optimist Club
The Fernandina Beach Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. at the
meets the first three Mondays of each month Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Call Bernice-
at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Bill Kelley at 261-7923 or Barb Kent at 277-4071.
Melton Road. This is a dinner meeting from
6:30-8 p.m. Rotary club
Contact Don Lyons at home, 432-8194, or The Ro tary Club of Fernandina Beach.
by cell at (978) 758-0561. meets each Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1
lain l [---- 1 -U p.m. at the Florida House Inn on South Third
ptmStreet. Jan. 30 will feature Mark Cutshaw of
The Yulee Optimist Club meets every Florida Public Utilities on the natural gas
Tuesday at noon at Murray's Grille on A1A in project in Nassau County. Call Melanie
Yulee. Call 753-0091. Ferreira at 321-5675.
511 Ash Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698
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PHOTO BY KATHY BROOKS/FORTHIi, NEWS-LEADER
Entries for the fifth annual-Wild Amelia Nature
Photography Contest are now being accepted.
Photographs of Amelia Island's wild places and
wildlife, like this great egret, are sought. Check
www.wildamelia.com for the rules and entry process.
now under way
Wild Amelia is now accept-
ing entries for the fifth annual
Wild Amelia Nature Photogra-
phy Contest. The goal of this
contest is to recognize out-
standing photography that cel-
ebrates the wild places and
wildlife of Amelia Island.
The contest is open to
adults and children, beginning
and advanced photographers.
The deadline for entries is
Friday, April 5.
Cash prizes will be awarded
for the winning images, and
those images may be includ-
ed in Wild Amelia's Nature
Photography Calendar and
All photographers interest-
ed in entering the Wild Amelia
Photo Contest should review
carefully the rules and sub-
mission process outlined on
the website, www.wild amelia.
com. A panel of judges will
score each photo (with names
of the photographers removed)
and compile the scores to
determine the winners. The
winners will be announced at
3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18,
at the Atlantic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center during the Wild
Amelia Nature Festival Eco-
The 7th annual Wild Amelia
Nature Festival will be held
from Friday, May 17 through
Sunday, May 19 at venues on
and around Amelia Island. In
addition to the announcement
of the photography contest win-
ners, the festival will include
exhibits for adults and inter-
active exhibits for children,
ecotours, photography class-
es, music, live animal exhibits,
a huge silent auction, and a sea
The festival website, www.
wildamelia.com, will be updat-
ed with information and sched-
ules for the upcoming festival.
Please also visit Wild Amelia
The Nassau County Volun- Nassau are to be distributed
teer Center has announced, among the emergency food
that Congress has appropriat- and shelter programs run by
ed funds to supplement and- local service agencies in the
expand emergency food and area.
shelterprora'ns.Xhrairsii .ttS-..2,& loc l' ^saq g p
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The Emergency Food and cies to receive these funds and
Shelter Program National any additional funds 'available
Board is again reserving these under this phase of the pro-
funds for the State Set-Aside gram.
(SSA) process. This process Under the terms of the
.allows for additional flexibility grant from the National Board,
in selecting jurisdictions for local agencies chosen to
funding. The National Board receive, funds must: 1) be pri-
requires prior to selecting juris- vate voluntary nonprofits or
dictions for funding, that the units of-government, 2) have
SSA Committee consider juris- an accounting system, 3) prac-
dictions: tice non-discrimination, 4) have
that previously qualified demonstrated the capability to
for the program, but no longer deliver emergency food
meet the established formula and/shelter programs, and 5)
and demonstrate high levels if they are a private voluntary
of need;. organization, they must have a
with unusually high levels voluntary board. Quali-fying
of unemployment or poverty, agencies are urged to apply.
but do not meet the minimum Nassau County has distri-
300 unemployed cut-off; buted Emergency Food and
that have pockets of Shelter funds previously to the
homelessness or poverty and Barnabas Center, the Nassau
do not qualify for direct fund- County Council on Aging,
ing; or, Northeast Florida Community
are experiencing recent Action Agency, Micah's Place,
negative economic changes, Field of Joy Ministries, the
such as plant closings. Salvation Army Hope House,
Through direct and SSA Lifeline Ministries, Florida
awards, Nassau County will Community Prevention Center,
receive $9,528. SSA awards are and Family Support Services.
based upon the unemployment Public or private voluntary
in the non-qualifying jurisdic- agencies interested in apply-
tions of the state. ing for Emergency Food and
A local board made up of Shelter Program Phase 30
United Way, government enti- funds must contact Gail Shults
ties, American Red Cross, at the Nassau County Volun-
Catholic Charities and the teer Center, 261-2771 for an
Ministerial Alliance will deter- application. The deadline for
mine how the funds awarded to applications is Wednesday.
When nighttime tempera-
tures drop to 40 degrees or
below, the Cold Night Shelter
(CNS) at the Fernandina
Beach Church of Christ at the
corner of South 14th and
Jasmine streets opens to wel-
come people who are experi-
fencing homelessness and oth-
ers who lack adequate heat in
their homes. Guests are given
mats and blankets for the night
as well as a hot dinner, break-
fast and a take-away snack.
Contact Kristen Mandrick,
CNS coordinator, at 583-1183.
Tax Assessor E.N. McKendree announced a
program was under way to revalue and equalize
all property in Nassau County.
January 24, 1963
The Florida Department of Correctioins
planned to file a lawsuit against the county unless
steps were taken to correct deficiencies and
relieve overcrowding at the Nassau County Jail.
January 28, 1988
Local shrimpers and supporting businesses
met with state and regional officials about falling
prices for locally caught shrimp and the rising
costs of staying in business.
January 24, 2003
Do you have gently used
kids' items yoq no longer
need? Donate them for an
upcoming "all-kids'-stuff" yard
sale to benefit Girl Power 2
Cure, a 501c3 nonprofit on a
mission to raise awareness
about Rett Syndrome 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.-I
p.m. Jan. 26 on Sand Hickory
Trail in Yulee. To learn more
about Girl Power 2 Cure,
which is based on Amelia
Island, visit gp2c.org'.
In anticipation of the $85
million "Re-Imagination" set to
debut in March, Omni Amelia
Island Plantation will add 160
permanent jobs and an addi-
tional 200 seasonal associates.
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation will hold job fairs to
recruit new employees for
positions such as sales manag-
er, pastry chef, convention
services manager, assistant
director of finance, administra-
tive assistant and bell captain
on Jan. 28 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
at Racquet Park. Visit
tion.com for information.
Gary W. Belson Associates
Inc. will hold concealed
weapon license courses at 4
p.m. Jan. 31 and 4:15 p.m. Feb.
1 and 7. A basic with defensive
tactics course will be held at
7:45 a.m. Feb. 9, and 10. For
details and the complete
schedule contact Belson at
491-8358, (904) 476-2037 or
Cats Angels will hold its
first Garage Sale of 2013 on
Feb. 2 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
There are deals to be had so
shop early for bargains on
household items and decora-
tions, furniture, books, a spe-
cial selection of clothing and
more. Don't forget your alu-
minumi cans for the recycle
Cats Angels is located at
709 S. Eighth St. Cats Angels,
Inc. SPCA is a 501 (c)3 nori-
, p.' ,i t':iiii/;i ,iin For more
DivorceCare is a 13-week
support group and seminar for
people who are experiencing
separation and divorce..Each
sssion features videotapes
with nationally recognized
experts on divorce and recov-
,' ery topics as an opportunity
for group discussion of the
emotional and painful issues
surrounding this topic. This is
a non-denominational group,
open to all persons.
A new group is forming
now and will start at 6:15 on
Feb. 6 at Amelia Baptist -
Church. Contact is Paul and r
Lori Rose at 491-3395. There is
also a dinner each Wednesday
at 5:30 p.m. and all are wel-
The Newcomers Club of
Amelia will host its monthly
coffee on Feb. 14 at 10:30 a.m.
All women who reside in
Nassau County (no matter
how long they have lived
here) are welcome to attend.
For further information con-
tact Lulu Elliott at luluel-
email@example.com or 904-548-
9807. (or other contact on the
coffee committee) or visit
The Friends of Fernandina
Aviation (FoFA) is a 501 (c)3
nonprofit organization that
promotes an appreciation for
the contributions of aviation to
the local community. The
FoFA helps introduce young
people to aviation career
opportunities through educa-
tional programs and presenta-
Membership is open to
both pilots and non-pilots.
Meetings are held at 8:30 a.m.
the first Saturday of each
month at the Fernandina
Beach Municipal Airport. For
information call Mickey Baity,
membership coordinator, at
The National Alliance on
Mental Illness (NAMD
Consumer Support Group
meets Fridays at 11 a.m. at the
Council on Aging, 1367 South
18th St., Fernandina Beach.
The groups are facilitated by
psychiatric nurses and are
free of charge. Contact Lisa
Mohn at 277-1886 for meeting
FRIDAY. JANUARY 25,2013 NEWS News-Leader
ES Continued from 1A
with me," explained Trejos.
"He gave me the ring on Pearl
After 15 years as a bail
bondsman in Kissimmee,
Haney had the opportunity to
move to Nassau County when
his company bought Chris
Hartley Bail Bonds after Harut-
ley decided to run for sheriff.
As a realtor since 1996,
Trejos could work anywhere
so the couple made the move
Continued fiom 1A
that are residents of Fernan-
City commissioners agreed
last July to hire an insurance lit-
igation law firm to work with
Bach in seeking $100,000 in.
defense funds from the city's
insurance company. That law
firm cost the city about $4,000.
Bach wrote in an email Jan.
17 that the city is still working
on getting the $100,000 in
defense funds without filing a
separate lawsuit against the
Continued from 1A
dren in bad circumstance feel
good about themselves, pen-
ning the words to "Ride it Out,"
which is about keeping your-
self going when things are
"'Ride it out' means to be
strong," Dawson says. '"I
thought about that as I was
bleeding, after being shot."
Schools in the D.C. area, which
was then a tough environment
for children, began to buy
Dawson's music and play it
on the school intercom to
help keep students out of trou-
"There was so much crime,
in our city," Dawson says.
"When kids get consumed by
the street, they are driven out
to Fernandina Beach and set-
tled in to a new life under one
"We've been living together
for six months now and we
haven't killed each other so..."
Wedding plans include a
beach wedding in October and
a South Pacific honeymoon.
Both have been married
before and have grown chil-
dren back in Central Florida.
Trejos has a 19-year-old daugh-
ter and Haney has a 20-some-
city's insurance company.
City commissioners agreed
with no discussion Jan. 15 to
continue authorizing the law
firm of Rumberger, Kirk and
Caldwell to defend the city. The
defense funds have been bud-
geted from the Utility Depart-
ment's "Water Professional
The complaint against the
city alleges it illegally collected
impact fees because it-con-
cealed the fact that the fees
would not be used to expand
utilities for new customers, bkut
rather for other purposes.
there by their parents. The par-
ents learned they should sup-
port their kids. They appreci-
ated the program."
"I got into television as a
result of the gunshot," Dawson
says. "I now have songs like
'Help Stop Crime,' that have
made an impact on society."
He returned to the region
in 1995 and began-filming live
television shows at a studio on,
South 14th Street, where
Comcast is now located. He
worked mostly with the dis-
abled, and the theme of his
show was "feel good about
yourself." Churches and
schools'from many different
regions now call him to do film-
ing and inspirational music
events, from which he gets
contributions from sponsors.
"I always had a multicul-
thing son and daughter and a
Having her marriage pro-
posal published for all the
world to see has brought Trejo
sa level of notoriety she finds
"I was in a convenience
store the other day where I go
a lot and the guy says, 'I know
you from somewhere,' and I
said, 'Yeah, I'm the one with
the marriage proposal on the
fi'ont of the newspaper.'"
"I cannot predict how much
more the city will have to pay
to defend the case," Bach
wrote in an email. "We will be
scheduling a mediation in the
next couple of months. The
next hearing date is May 6,
2013, if the case does not settle
The city's legal bill for a law-
suit against McGill Aviation,
the fixed-base operator at the
city airport, totaled nearly $2
million. McGill prevailed in
nearly all of the disputed legal
issues in that lawsuit.
tural program," Dawson says.
"I said, Lord I want a program
that all colors can share. For 15
years, I've kept the program
His most popular song, he
says, is "Ride It Out," which
has a powerful message for
churches and schools. "It
means to be strong and hold
onto the truth," Dawson says.
""Don't give up, and don't give
in to the drug influence."
The "Sir" nickname came
from a group of musicians
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he says, and he kept it.
Other top songs of
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7his was written by Garrett
Pelican of the ,Vevs-Leaderfinom
oral and written reports by the
Nassau Countiv Sheriffs Office.
the city of Fernandina Beach
Police Department and other
agencies. ..Arrrst indicates suspi-
cio;n oia rie, nw t guilt.
Anr '/nc /"ith information
about criminal activityy can con-
tact tlwhe' rnandina Heach Police
Department ar 277-7342 or the
Nassau( County Sheriff's Office
anonymously by calling 225-0147
in Yulee and Fernandina Beach
or 879-2136. in Callahan.
Hilliard and BHrcerille. The "We
- also allon's callers to l/ave
Grand theft auto
A Jacksonville teen whose
phone was found in a stolen car
after it was abandoned during a
chase was arrested on a grand
theft charge Monday morning,
according to a deputy's report.
About 6:15 a.m. Monday,
troopers with the Florida
Highway Patrol tried to' pull
over a gray Saturn headed
north on SR 115 for a possible
driving under the influence
charge, deputies said. Police
dispatch said the vehicle was
stolen, the report said.
Dl)eputies said the driver-
abandoned thie car on the 55000
block of Bear Run Road and fled
on foot. During a search of the
car, deputies found a black cel-
lular phone wedged between
the driver's seat and the door,
the report said, and the phone's
home screen showed a young
About 8:20 a.m., troopers
stopped a teen walking on
Spring like Drive in Callahan,
deputies said. The teen, whose
appearance matched with the
screen photograph, said he was
walking home from a friend's
house, but could not provide a
name or address for his friend,
the report said. The 15-year-
old's pants and shoes were
soaked and dirty and hli lhad
minor cuts on his arms,
The teen is charged with
An Amarillo. l'Texas man
found sleeping inside his pick-
up at the (offinsville boat ramp
in Nassauville early Sunday was
arrested on drug and weapons
charges following a search of
his truck, according to a
About 2 a.m. Sunday,
deputies approached a white
pickup illegally parked at the
boat ramp. Deputies woke a
man sleeping inside, later iden-
tified as Timothy Daryl
McQuaig of Amarillo, and
searched him and the truck, the
report said. Deputies found a
meal cylinder containing
cocaine residue inside
McQuaig's pocket and a black
stun gun resting inside the dri-
ver's door, the report said.
McQuaig, 49, allegedly told
deputies he found the cylinder
on the ground at the boat ramp
and had purchased the stun gun
from. an unknown woman at a
truck stop two days prior.
McQuaig, a convicted felon,
is charged with possession of
cocaine, carrying a concealed
weapon without a permit and
possession of drug parapher-
Deputies arrested a Yulee
man on a felony drug charge
after they found crack cocaine
inside his pickup during a traf-
fic stop Saturday evening,
according to his arrest report.
Deputies pulled over a gray
pickup on Brooke Road about 7
p.m. after it failed to make a
complete stop at a stop sign on
Alene Road, the report said. A
deputy said the truck's driver,
later identified as Richard Kevin
Hambrick of Yulee, was shaking
and did not make eye contact
I)uring a search ofl Ham-
brick's truck, deputies found a
cigarette pack with a white,
waxy substance inside, later
idcnti'icd as crack cocaine, the
report said. Hambrick, 50,
allegedlyy told deputies the sub-
llnce was cocaine, a claim coln-
1 rmed by field tests, deputies
Hambrick, of 85251 Harts
Road, Yulee, is charged with
possession of cocaine.
A Fernandina Beach woman
arrested on suspicion of driv-
ing under the influence Friday
night was also booked on a
felony drug charge after
deputies found several pill bot-
tles in her purse, according to
her arrest report.
Deputies said Willie Jean
Jesse of Fernandina Beach was
being investigated for driving
under the influence about 10:15
p.m. Friday after she was
involved in a wreck at SR 200
and Peoples Road. Jesse, 50,
allegedly told deputies she had
been drinking. She performed
poorly on field sobriety exer-
cises and had blood alcohol con-
tents of 0.153 and 0.149, the
report said. The legal limit is
Deputies found a nearly
empty 16-ounce beer can in her
Ford Mustang's cup holder and
a partially full bottle of vodka
on the car's floorboard, the
report said. They'also found
pills of I)r-cel, a narcotic pain
reliever, and Xanax, a narcotic
anti-anxiety drug, on Jesse and
inside her purse, deputies said.
She did not have prescriptions
for the drugs, the report said.
Jesse, of 85336 Shubert
Road, Fernandina Beach, is
charged with possession of con-
trolled substances without pre-
Amelia Island, FL
scriptions, driving under the
influence with property dam-
age and driving while her
license was suspended or
revoked with knowledge.
A Callahan woman accused
of bringing prescription drugs
into jail with her was arrested
on a list of drug charges Friday
night, according to a deputy's
Deputies said Colleen
Elizabeth Pauley, currently
serving weekends at the jail on
an unrelated charge, was chang-
ing into her jail uniform about
9:30 p.m. when a small bag fell
to the ground. Pauley, 33,
grabbed the bag and flushed it
in a nearby toilet before
deputies could search its con-
tents, the report said.
Pauley allegedly told inves-
tigators that she had taped a
bag of Suboxone, a prescription
pain reliever also used to treat
drug withdrawal, to her left
thigh, but the bag fell when she
was changing. She panicked
and flushed the drugs because
she knew she was not allowed
to bring them inside the jail, the
Pauley, of 55198 Fox
Squirrel Drive, Callafian, is
charged with possession of a
controlled substance without a
prescription, introducing con-
traband into a detention facility
and destroying evidence.
Daniel Charles Sanborn,.
23, Orlando, Jan. 22, Orange
County warrant, grand theft,
scheme to defraud.
Jimmy Anthony Riley, 40,
North Augusta, S.C., Jan. 21,
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Williamson County, Tenn. war-
rant, aggravated burglary,
grand theft, bond $50,000.
Rubin Davis, 38, 95738
Alligator Creek Road, Fernan-
dina Beach, Jan. 18, sale of
Mark Wayne Starling, 52,
36221 Acorn Place, Hilliard,Jan.
17, sale and delivery of mari-
juana, bond $25,000.
Pamela Weeks, 58, Rocks-
borough, N.C., Jan. 16, sale and
delivery of. cocaine, bond
Terry Andrew Cason, 31,
Savannah, Ca.,Jan. 16, violation
of probation domestic battery
by strangling, no bond.
Tricia Ann Klingbeil, 34,
Branford, Jan. 15, grand theft.
Clifford Dole Pressley, 26,
Branford, Jan. 15, grand theft.
Michael Raulerson, 54,
32340 CR 121, Hilliard, Jan. 15,
aggravated battery, simple bat-
Paul Robert Companion,
55, 85325 Haddock Road, Yulee,
Jan. 14, sale and delivery of mar-
Corey Hansell Brown, 34,
Jacksonville, Jan. 14, grand
theft, bond $10,000.
David Mathew Dortch, 30,
28496 Franklin Road, Hilliard,
Jan. 14, Nassau County warrant,
E Connie Wilson Griffin, 38,
56209 Griffin Road, Callahan,
Jan. 14, violation of probation -
aggravated battery with a dead-
ly weapon, violation of proba-
lion possession of controlled
substance without a prescrip-
lion, no bond.
Monlazious Deon John-
son, 35, 508 Division St.,
Fernandina Beach, Jan. 14,
Nassau County warrant, sale of
a controlled substance within
1,000 Iel- of a community cen-
ter, bond $25,000.
I )aron Jamel Boyd, 20,521
North llth St., Fernandina
Beach, Jan. 14, Nassau County
warrant, sale and delivery of
marijuana, possession of a con-
trolled substance without a pre-
scription, bond $10,000.
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As I write this morning, it and enthusi- ronn
is 20 degrees in western astic. There iar a
North Carolina, expected to were four A
zoom up to a crisp 33 high guitar play- we a
today. Although it is sunny ers, a yourln group
and beautiful, an appreciation pianist with appr'
for Florida winters does not no sheet so to
escape me. A few couples music and tong
were here this past weekend, about four T
and after a great few days vocalists. work
they headed back Sunday REFFER'S Everyone in enlh
morning. Not being able to CORNER attendance live.
make either morning Mass, sang with It
we decided to attend the passion and foref
Spanish Mass at Sacred RickKeffer seemed to eign
Heart church here in appreciate world
Brevard. this "special" service the new
The Catholic Mass is church has offered for other'
very structured and we felt years, abou
like the language barrier A couple of sensations are take
would be an issue, but that worth sharing. Being one of after
attending would be worth- only a few non-Hispanics and year'
while. It ended up being an being unable to verbalize new
experience that touched anything was an interesting to wi
Hollie and I. There exists a dynamic. toget
significant Hispanic popula- Surely we stood out like a sight
tion in the Carolinas, and has sore thumb, but were not W
for 30-plus years. This moun- made to feel that way. In the stance
tain community and its sections of the Mass where and i
Catholic church are no interaction is called for, peo- a got
exception. pie in the congregation went R
The recently assigned out of their way to greet us ates,
young priest said the Mass in warmly, some walking from Chry
measured Spanish, not several pews away to shake invit
resembling fluency, but still our hands and offer greet- storii
very capable. The spirit of ings. It created a warm and and
the celebration was warm welcoming feeling in an envi-
ment that was both fa
appreciationn is sonmet
11 like to see, and thi
p of worshippers cle
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gether in their nativ
his group of largely
ing-class folks was
usiastic and apprecia
made me think of o
others arriving from
lands and tackling a
Id. They had to relish
rwise, and be excite
t being here. Have w
n too much for grant
a couple hundred
s? When you see a g
to our country and g
tness them worship:
thei-, it is a refreshin
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t touched us both. H
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or as soon thereafter as possible, at City Commission Chambers, 204 Ash Street,
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t il12 days
early Some famous (lead guy once
to do said, "Everything in modera-
e tion," and I'm confident he
meant that rule to apply to how
much fun I'm having. I discov-
ered a new fun-o-meter this sea-
a- son, and it was in the most
ur I never thought of my dish-
for- washer as a social barometer,
i new but there you have it I was fran-
tically putting dirty dishes in the
and dishwasher one morning when
d something made me take a good
we look at what I was doing. The
ed first thing I noticed was that the
top rack was completely full, and
group it was delivering a powerful com-
get ment on our social life that week.
ping It was filled with orange juice
g glasses and coffee cups, as well
as a couple of stadium cups.for
diet soda, and several fancier
vice glasses for adult beverages.
lave That's the good news efficient
use of water and electricity, you
The bad news lurked in the
e bottom rack. It contained cere-
ve al bowls and spoons, as well as
use a couple of luncheon plates and
forks. That's it. No cooking
)lcom utensils had been dirtied, rinsed
and deposited in the machine,
and neither had pots nor casse-
role dishes. No meals had been
prepared and consumed in
T the house during this cycle.
Now I monitor the loading
of the dishwasher. If we have
Beach, too much up top and not enough
atFund in the bottom, it's time for me to
City of reassess my schedule.
This year has taught me n9t
to start the season with a full
freezer. On Dec. 26, I discov-
ered that if you have a full freez-
s learned from
er'you will not
have room for
all of those
S' 'J' leftovers. As
the week pro-
gressed, I dis-
covered that I
CIMT room for left-
SIDEBAR over party
Cara Curtin The prob-
lem is that I like to cook. And
even worse, I like to grocery
shop. Not only do I see half of
my friends at the store, I also
sample a smorgasbord of tasty
fare as I go up and down the
aisles. People tell me I'm a little
odd when I explain that a pack-
age of pork chops in the display
case conjures ups the flavor of
them baking in my special sauce
or that I can already taste but-
tery mashed potatoes as I put
four raw ones in my cart. I often
come out of Publix drooling
because I have spent the last 45
minutes sampling the week's
The worst thing of all is that
there are only the two of us, so
I will store half of each meal I've
prepared in the freezer so we
can enjoy a rerun in the future.
Since my freezer full of reruns
meant I had no room for food left
from recent festivities, the
Curtins will have a steady diet of
leftovers starting in October to
make room for as many goodies
as I want.
This year, there was a new
twist on the old lesson of start-
ing my Christmas preparations
early. I shop for Christmas all
year long, gifts aren't the prob-
lem. (The problem then be-
comes finding all of those good-
ies that I have tucked away so no
one will stumble across them -
but that's a whole anotherr story.)
Since we now take our annu-
al trek north over the Thanks-
giving holiday, I can no longer
begin my Christmas decorating
during that week. We got home
the week after Thanksgiving,
and I ran around like a crazy
person for the next two weeks.
I won't put the tree up before
our next Thanksgiving trip, but
you better believe most of the
other decorating will be done
before I start packing!
The unexpected lesson I
learned about starting early is to
be careful who you tell about it.
Catalogues for Christmas cards
and decorations start arriving
at our house in what, August? I
ordered our cards early, and
they were ready for mailing
before we left town. I made the
mistake of telling my Thanks-
giving hostess this tidbit, and it
wasn't a pretty scene.
My New Year's Resolution
is to remember these neat little
lessons when next Christmas
rolls around. You'll be able to
see that I've kept my resolution
because I'll be floating along
serenely while everyone around
me is running in frantic circles.
Cara Curtin gives informal
talks and conducts workshops to
share her writing tips. Stop by
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time to get it together
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Class, costs and the coast
coast and, for many, it conjures up
images of the rich and famous ele-
gant mansions overlooking expanses
of delightfully deserted beachfront.
However, in most coastal communities noth-
ing could be further from the truth. In fact,
post-Sandy and in the wake of similar storms
on the Gulf Coast, the relevance and role of the
middle class in coastal communities has been
brought to the fore as have the pressures
(financial and otherwise) that are pushing
some of them out of their longtime coastal
homes. Coastal communities are often made
up of hard working men and women whose
families have lived in the area for generations,
folks who work as teachers, nurses, carpen-
ters, firefighters, small business owners, the
same kinds of people who live in any American
Some are being ousted from their commu-
nities by the simple cost of rebuilding after a
disaster such as Sandy, hit with the prices of
replacing a decades-old coastal home with a
new, stronger structure. This is exacerbated
when the new home not only has to meet cur-
rent building codes but must be constructed to
new coastal building standards that have been
imposed since the original home was put in
place. Another causality of this type of storm is
the loss of affordable rental housing stock that
is critical for young families and many in the
We shouldn't stand quietly by as
longtime coastal residents are
priced out of their properties.
service industry in coastal communities.
Add to the construction costs the likelihood
of increased insurance costs and tax value
increases, and it is easy to understand the chal-
lenges these coastal families face.
We don't pretend that any of these improve-
ments are unwise or unnecessary. Quite the
contrary better buildings mean greater sur-
vivability, and the coastal insurance programs
do need to be sustainable, but in a way that is
fair to all.
But we shouldn't stand quietly by as long-
time coastal residents are priced out of their
properties. It's not fair to them, and it's not
healthy for the communities who rely on their
skills and savvy to keep the lights on and the
doors open. And we can't let the discussion
over recovering from coastal calamities
devolve into a "rich vs. poor" debate because,
in many communities, that's not an accurate
picture at all.
As with many coastal concerns, there are
no easy answers or "one size fits all" solutions
to keep the coastal middle class in place.
Building standards and flood insurance are
non-negotiable items, and still offer a good
return for their increasingly higher invest-
ment. However, in the case of flood insurance,
the risk needs to be spread out broadly and
must include all who could be affected by
floods (whether along the coast or along a
river) and while the system needs to be self-
sustaining, that goal needs to be achieved over
time, not all at once through an overwhelming
Property taxation is largely a local issue
with multiple tools to help prevent sudden
spikes,in a tax bill, including homestead
exemptions or annual caps on increases. Local
coastal communities may need to look at how
other parts of the American coast have han-
dled such issues in the past.
The bottom line: The coastal middle class
suffers most when conditions that are out of
their control push property and structure
prices up beyond their ability to pay. But as the
backbone of many coastal communities, those
residents need to stay part of these communi-
ties even if it takes a little special protection
to do so.
Founded in 1926, the American Shore &
Beach Preservation Association promotes the
integration of science, policies and actions that
maintain, protect and enhance the coasts of
America. For more information on ASBPA, go
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Benjamin Franklin once said, "Those who
would give up essential liberty for a little tempo-
rary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." I
assure you that assault weapons in the hands of
the American people are absolutely essential to
maintain our freedoms'and safety!
It is a historical fact that Adolf Hitler promised
the German people that he would not take away
their guns. Once he amassed enough political
power he did exactly that and approximately 16
million people, who were not like him, were mur-
dered directly or indirectly by his commands.
Joseph Stalin also promised the same thing to
the Russian people and once they were disarmed
20 million people died including anyone who
Stalin even suspected opposed him. I could list at
least a dozen historical examples demonstrating
the exact same consequence of a people disarm-
In 2008, the political candidate Barrack
Hussein Obama promised not to infringe upon our
Second Amendment rights. Today he is propos-
ing just that despite the fact he has no authority
to do so. The president, who swore an oath to
uphold our Constitution, is also required to follow
the supreme law of the land like any other citizen.
Do you really believe, despite all of the historical
evidence, the atrocities of human history could not
happen here??An educated,-and an.armed citi-
zenry is the, only way to ensure that evil on a
large scale does not come to our society.
There is the false argument that our society
has evolved to the point of sophistication that our
government could never turn on its people and
commit mass detentions and crimes. Remember
the Germans were a highly educated sophisti-
cated people and Hitler was very popular among
them and many Europeans when he first rose to
power. Another false argument is'that the Second
Amendment was passed when Americans had
single-shot flintlock muskets and not the modern
rifles of today. Remember the patriots of the 1770's
fought against the British army who also had
flintlock muskets. Today the primary weapon of
modern militaries is the assault rifle with the
point being that if you take away' the people's
assault rifles, and allow only common rifles and
handguns, it will shift the balance of power to
government I understand that most people read-
ing this do not fear our government because it has
never committed the atrocities seen elsewhere
around the globe. Please understand the reason
for this is because of the Second Amendment!
Yes, it is heartbreaking and frightening when
evil comes and takes away our loved ones, espe-
cially the innocent. Yes, we must discuss how to
make our children arid ourselves more secure but
not with false security. If only one teacher or
administrator had been properly trained and
armed perhaps fewer would have been murdered
in Connecticut. Perhaps if God had not been
taken out of the public square there would be
less evil in our land. Please understand it was
not a gun that killed those children, it was the evil
in that sick person's heart.
If you are wise you will cling to your bible and
your guns. Militaries more often than not follow
the orderssofdikt:aoi s If you wish.to remain a free
people thien'm yourselves! Thomas Jefferson
once said, "When government fears the people,
there is liberty. When the people fear govern-'
ment, there is tyranny." Once again folks, absolute
power corrupts absolutely. 5,000 years of human
history says I am right.
David R. Mills, Jr.
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Could we be home to British artifacts?
Musings, opinions, observations, questions,
and random thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
After more than 40 years of hauling some
17 tons and 70,000 square feet of British
Heritage exhibition items ranging from origi-
nal coronation robes, military uniforms,
armor, original documents, life-size wax repli-
cas of the kings and queens, swords, replicas
of the Crown Jewels, etc., to close to 90 coun-
tries Amelia Island resident Nico Findeisen is
looking for a permanent home for the breath-
taking exposition that currently sits in a
Jacksonville warehouse. Considered the
world's largest collection of British historical
artifacts, the spectacular exhibition consists of
seven separate sections including the Golden
Jubilee; Parliament and the Exchequer;
Scottish Heritage; England, Scotland, Irelahd
and Wales; Robes, Coronets and Uniforms;
Famous Diamonds and Historic Royal
Jewelry; and Britain's Kings and Queens.
Over the years Nico, who has lived here
for the past eight years, and who was born in
Germany, raised in Miami and is married to
an English woman he met in Turkey, has
leased all or parts of the exhibition to govern-
ments, trade associations and corporations
among others, but would like to find a perma-
nent home for it and thinks Amelia Island, is
it. After all, considering the success of London
Bridge, which had no connection at all to
Arizona, and is now that state's second-largest
attraction after the Grand Canyon, imagine
how Amelia Island could capitalize on its
English heritage with this collection, since it
was ruled by the English from 1763 to 1783
and is named after King George II's daughter,
Amelia. Maybe even a statue of Princess
Amelia in front of the old downtown railway
station might be appropriate.
Anyone interested can contact Nico at 415-
3416. Oh, Nico also does historic tours of the
island and plays drums and sings as part of
the Dan Voll and Michele Anders trio, The
Islanders, and can be found
at the South Third Street
Green Turtle most Friday
Lulu's at The Thompson
House at 11 S. Seventh St.
downtown features a variety
of spectacular menu items
with a terrific mix of
DAVE'S European and Cajun flavors
WORLD with my favorites being the .
Salad Nicoise, roasted duck
breast, beef and stilton pie
DavidN and an incredible banana-tof-
Scott fee pie desert. English native
Brian Grimley and his wife
Melanie, who also peddle their very crabby
crab cakes at the Fernandina Beach Farmers
Market every Saturday morning, have recent-
ly added a muffaletta to their menu, making it
the second place that I know of on the island
to offer this New Orleans-inspired sandwich,
the other being the South Eighth Street Pecan
Brian serves his cold while the bakery
folks recommend heating theirs in the oven at
425 degrees for 10 minutes, but either way
they are both excellent. Call Lulu's at 432-
8394 for more.
Crab Trap barkeep Frank Carver and his
pal Heath Willis, who toils at the downtown
marina's Atlantic Seafood, have teamed- up to
display their county, acoustic and folk musical
talents in the evenings on Tuesday's at the
Green Turtle, Wednesday's at the Dog Star
and Thursday's at the Florida House, follow-
ing its open mic night. You can also catch
them at the Burro Bar in downtown
Jacksonville later next month.
Do you put Tabasco sauce on your break-
fast eggs, eat raw chili peppers just because
they're there and prefer habanero flakes on
your pizza rather than the milder red pepper
ones? If so then replenish your inventory of
antacid tablets because on Saturday, Feb. 23
you'll want to congregate with other chili-
heads at the Amelia Island Montessori-spon-
sored seventh annual Chili Cook Off on North
Second Street downtown from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m., or maybe even enter the competition. If
you think your chili recipe produces the
appropriate amount of forehead perspiration
then give it a public trial by entering before
Feb. 1 for just $125 a booth or $150 after that
date. Awards will be presented for Spiciest,
Most Unique, Chef's Choice, People's Choice,
Best Decorated Booth and Overall Winner.
And this yearT. Ray, ofT. Ray's Burger
Station, who in an unprecedented feat won
both the People's Choice and Overall cate-
gories last year, has been removed from the
competition by the chief chiliheads who made
him a judge for next month's event so others
now have a clear shot at those titles. So if
you're a hard-wired chilihead who craves the
warmth and heat of chilies, contact the
Montessori School at 261-6610 or email them
at AIMSchili@gmail.com. Oh, you can still
tuck into T. Ray's award-winning chili at the
South Eighth and Beech Streets eatery even
though it won't be available during the compe-
Best wishes go out to Captain Kevin
McCarthy of Amelia Island Cruises who is
recovering from a recently implanted pace-
maker. While he is mending wife Cecilia,
Kirk and Pajama Dave are minding the busi-
ness and still treating folks to daily cruises
out of our downtown marina.
Call them at 261-9972 to book your space
for one of the most interesting afternoons
you'll spend in a long time.
A column in the USA Today recently dis-
cussing a contest it conducted for print adver-
tising made the case for print ads with a cou-
City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
Mayor: Sarah Pelican: 432-8644 (cell)
Vice Mayor: Charlie Corbett: 583-1767 (cell)
Arlene Filkoff: 583-8629 (cell)
Ed Boner: 556-7554 (cell) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Gass: 277-7987 (home)
pie of observations that should be apparent
but that I hadn't really thought of before such
as: "... print ads are salutary partners... not
interrupters" and "Someone who reads what
you have to say is vastly more engaged with
your message than someone who passively
watches it" Think about that as you scan the
ads in this newspaper or your favorite maga-
I don't understand the sports media fawn-
ing all over Baltimore Ravens' linebacker Ray
Lewis, a man who was indicted on two murder
and aggravated assault charges in Atlanta in,
2000, negotiated a plea bargain in exchange
for testimony against his friends, admitted giv-
ing misleading statements, was sentenced to
probation and who later paid a settlement to
one of the two murder victims' children pre-
empting a scheduled civil proceeding. Lewis
also reached an undisclosed settlement with
the other victim's family and to date the blood-
stained clothing he wore the night of the mur-
ders has never been found. Folks, this guy is a
dangerous thug, and I don't know about you
but I wouldn't want to sit too close to anyone
in a local sports bar wearing a jersey with
Lewis' name on it.
Not only has Dub Mullis been forced to
relocate his longtime fruit and vegetable
stand from next to the Flash Food conven-
ience store in front of the Harris Teeter shop-
ping area, on the traffic circle on AIA, but the
huge centuries-old oak trees that shaded his
place of business have also disappeared,
uprooted for an expanded gas station and
Dub moved further south on the First
Coast Highway so if you are in that area stop
by for a wide selection of fresh produce or a
bag of boiled peanuts. His is the place with
the sign reading: "Don't disturb me, I'm dis-
turbed enough already." The tree removal and
Dub's "eviction" don't exactly inspire me to
shop at either Flash Food or Harris Teeter
A fine from a recent Thomas Sowell syndi-
cated column that bears repeating:
"Everybody is talking about how we are going
to pay for the huge national debt, but nobody
seems to be talking about the runaway spend-
ing which created that record-breaking debt.
In other words, the big spenders get political
benefits from handing out goodies, while
those who resist giving them more money to
spend will be blamed for sending the country
off the 'fiscal cliff."
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Jazz Festival's 'Big Band Bash' gala set for April 6
"We had so much fun last year that we
decided to turn our 1big band loose olne m1ore0
time" said ie's D)eMerle, whose Dynamic 17-
Piece Orchestra, with sizzling vocalist
Bonnie Eisele, will kick off the Amelia Island
Jazz Festival's 2013 schedule with the sec-
ond annual Big Band Bash, a Benefit ( ala
Celebration on Saturday, April 6.
This year's show will also include jazz
singer and WJXT television personality Sam
Kouvaris with a special tribute to 01(' Blue
Eyes, "Celebrating Sinatra." Set for 6:30-10
p.m. in the Amelia Ballroom at the Omni
Hotel and Resorts at Amelia Island
Plantation, the event will include cocktails,
dinner, dancing, ballroom dancing and a
"In addition to some memorable Frank
Sinatra material, we're planning an energetic
program of classic swing arrangements from
Duke Ellington, Count Basic, (Glenn 1 II ,.
Benny Goodman, Harry James and more,"
From 6(:30-7 p.m. there will be a meet and
greet with the musicians featuring compli-
mentlll'ary champagne. Dinner and dancing
will follow from 7-10 p.m. and dress will be
casually elegant. Tickets are $75 per person,
and th' festival will discount the price flor
those purchasing a table of eight.
Proceeds will benefit the educational and
entertainment programs of the 2013 Amelia
Island Jazz Festival, a not-for-profit 501(c)3
Tickets are available online at www.ameli-
aislandjazzfestival.com or can be purchased
at The UPS Store, Island Walk Shopping
Center, 1417 Sadler Road, Fernandina
Beach, 277-0820, and the AIFBY Chamber of
Commerce, Gateway to Amelia at A1A and
Amelia Parkway, 261-:3248
For further information, please visit the
festival website at www.ameliaislandjazzfes-
lival.com, contact the Festival Hotline at
(904) 504-4772 or email info@ameliaisland-
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
The Nassau County 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 Americant
Read-In on Feb. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. at
the Fernandina library, 25 N. Fourth
Join community leaders, teachers',
ministers and youth as they read
selections from books, poems and
speeches by African Americans. Spe-
cial guests, author/educator/
librarian Marsha Phelts, author Viola
Walker and local poetess Rutha
Turner Jones will read from their writ-
Thelocal Read-In is part of the cel-
ebration of the 24th National, African
American Read-In. Libraries, schools
and churches across the nation partic-
ipate in order to make the celebration
of African American literacy a tradi-
tional part of Black History Month
The programm is free and open to
the public. Those who would like to
read, please come prepared with a 2-3
minute selectioll from your favorite
African American author.
For in formation.call 277-7365 or
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 Coutty,
will sponsor the program, African
American Art Influences.
Special guest, Rhonda Bristol, mas-
ter artist and retired art educator, will
be the speaker.
The program will be held oni
Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Willie
Mae Ashley Auditorium at the Peck
Center', South 10th Street, Fernandina
For more information, check the
library website at
www.nassatirr'eads.col, 1or call the
Fernandina library at 277-7365.
Desmond Walker rehearses a tribal king dance with Zachary
Goldwire in St. Marys Little Theatre's production of "Colorblind," an
original musical written by St. Marys, Ga., resident Gaila Brandon.
The play commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. while depicting the
civil rights movement intertwined with the story of a contemporary
family facing their own challenges of racial bias. "Colorblind" will be
performed at Theatre by the Trax in St. Marys, Ga., on Feb. 22, 23
and 24 and tickets can be purchased at St. Marys and Kingsland
Welcome Centers, or reserved by calling (912) 729-1103. Visit
www.stmaryslittletheatre.com for more information
ARIAS Instrument Zoo in search of volunteers for school program
The Instrument Zoo is seeking and instruction about each instru-
volunteer support. ment, hopefully planting a seed in
I Just whai ii lite a1r't,.i 'rh..--.. *-. -. eah ,Liki tfo taking, advantage of
Instruni nt A.', "TlI i ;, '1.... i,.,n ,I -..... .. 1i ion opportunm ities and an
scored by the Amelia Residents In appreciation of music.
Action for the Symphony (ARIAS), The program is staffed by volun-
which takes 40 instruments into the teers on mornings scheduled during
fourth grades in all Nassau County January and February, a short corn-
schools. mnitment for busy people.
Each student has hands-on fun The group welcomes both men
and women currently it has 10 mar-
ried couples. They would hope that
each committed volunteer would give
six mornings over the two-months,
but they are negotiable. You do not
need to know how to play an instru-
Sment an all-you-need-to-know,
hands-on workshop will be held.
If you like children and would like
to contribute a little of your time to ,
making a lifelong difference in the
lives of more than 850 nine-year-olds,
please call the following to'jointhi's
fanlily of( .hii, i. 's. You'll be gladIc
you did, and so will ARIAS.
For more information contact
Barbara Zacheis, Instrument Zoo
coordinator, at 321-5639, or Rachel
Smith, Instrument Zoo scheduler, at
The Amelia Island
Museum of History, in associ-
ation with Attic Community
Playground, will present An
Evening with Ben Prestage on
Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. at the muse-
um, 233 S. Third St.
Renowned blues perform-
er Prestage will give a demon-
stration on the evolution of
roots music instruments (in-
cluding the cigar box guitar
and diddley bow, and others),
and talk about their history. .
Prestage grew up in rural
Florida and honed his craft as
a street performer on Beale
Street in Memphis, Tenn. His
songwriting skills have
earned him the "Most Unique
Performer Award" at The
Songwriters' Showcase of
America, and he has placed
fourth, third and second in
consecutive years at the
International Blues Challenge
Admission will be $5 for
museum members and $10 for
non-members. Proceeds will:
benefit the museum and Attic
Community Playground. For
more information contact
Gray at 261-7378, ext. 102, or
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comfortable, especially in situations whee ,anyy
may fee; ill at ease Socla; situations cams indeed be
very uncomfortable for m.ny people, 'nld we
should do our best to make other" fee, 't how, in
the Bible, thee ae many wonde'fl's examp'e: of
hospfallty where people te o these intro their'
home and then serve them with g'et
attentiveness. We wouid io we. to ensLi ite iheie
ancIent customs, lest the custoIms of hospit, it',
become a quaint vestige
of al more civilized and s
bygone past, When we
invite someone into our
home, we should always do
our best to make them fee'
like an honored guest
Army Pvt. Keith L
Brown has graduated from
One Station Unit Tlrainihg at
Fort Leonard Wood, Waynes-
ville, Mo., which included
basic military training and
advanced individual training.
During basic military train-
ing, the trainee received
instruction in drill and cere-
mony, weapons qualification,
map reading, tactics, military
courtesy, military justice,
physical fitness, first aid, and
Army doctrine, history, princi-
ples and traditions.
During AIT, the soldier
completed the military police
specialist course to acquire
skills to provide combat area
support, conduct battlefield
circulation control, area secu-
rity, prisoner of war opera-
tions, civilian internee opera-
tions and law and order opera-
tions. The trainee performed
as a team member in support
of battlefield operations, in-
stallation law and order opera-
tions and security of Army
resources and installations.
Training included peacetime
support to the military
.through security of resour-
ces, crime prevention and
preservation of law and order.
Brown is the son of Valeria
Nightingale of Yulee and Jo-
seph Brown of Fernandina.
His wife, Marcia, is the daugh-
ter of Verlyn and Brenda Tyler
of North Prairie Court, Nixa,
Brown is a 2007 graduate
of White Oak High School,
Sean Michael McNamee
of Fernandina Beach was
named to the IGrange Col-
lege fall semester dean's list.
To be eligible for this
honor ', students must main-
tain a cuimulative grade point
average of at least 3.6 while
taking a mnlilinillil course
load of 12 Ihours.
1'uchanan .graduated from
Valdosta State Univer-sity
with a bachelor of arts deg ree
in sociology. The Fernandina
Beach resident is one of more
than 80( students recognized
for meeting the qualifications
for g.raduatio(I during fall
Bergquist, a president of Fe11n-
anldilla Beach, has been rec-
ognized among more than
2,000 students from Valdosta
State University who made
the fall 2012 dean's list.
Students who achieve a
semester grade point average
of 3.5 or higher on nine or
Lore semester hours with an
institutional G PA of 3.0 or
higher are recognized.
Tiffany Nicole Evans of
Fernandina Beach was made
the merit list at Brenau Uni-
versity in Gainesville, Ga., for
academic success during the
2012 fall tern. The business
major is a senior at Brenau.
Merit list students must
earn a 3.5 grade point aver-
age, with no grade lower than
a B, while carrying at least
12-14 semester hours of
Shane and Adrienne
Talbert of IFernandina Beach
altounce the bi t' )ill of1 a son,
('oh' .lam s Talber t, bol-1 at
S:O9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14,
201:3, at Baptist Medical
C('enter Nassau. The baby
weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces
and measured 20.5 inches in
length. He joins sisters Riley,
6, and Reese and Regan, 2.
Paternal grandmother is
Beverly Earsing of Jackson-
ville. Maternal grandparents
are James and Marti Dewees
of Fernandina Beach. Great-
grandfather is George
I(ocklear of Jacksonville.
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FRIDAY. JANUARY 25,2013/News-Leader
Fort Clinch State Park,
2601 Atlantic Ave., will host a
Union Garrison event on
Feb. 2 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and
Feb. 3 from 9 a.m.-noon.
This program will allow
visitors to interact with living
historians to experience life
in the fort as it was in 1864.
The grounds will be bustling
with soldiers in period cos-
tumes involved in firing
drills, cooking and daily
activities. Ladies in their
dresses, sutlers displaying
their wares and drummer
boys bring every part of the
civil war era to life in this
unique, family friendly event.
For information, contact
the park at 277-7274 or visit
Becky Jordi, County
culture Extension Agent, will
conduct a Plant Clinic from
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 4 at the
Yulee Extension Office (ALA
and Pages Dairy Road). All
county residents are invited
to bring plant samples show-
ing problems in their land-
scapes. Problems will be
identified and solutions
offered for correction. There
is no fee for this service. For
information call (904) 879-
1019. Master Gardeners are
on phone duty Fridays, at .
On Feb. 7 at 10 a.m.,
County Extension Director/
Nassau County Horticulture
Agent Rebecca Jordi will con-
duct a Landscape Matters
class on pruning trees and
shrubs in your landscape.
The free session will take
place at the UF/IFAS Nassau
Garden. For more informa-
tion, see the Extension web-
site at: http://nassau.ifas.ufl.
ters/landmatters.html or call
the Extension office at (904)
879-1019. Master Gardeners
are on phone duty on
I, id'i .-. 'i'49T-7340. .
On Feb. 9 and 16 (Satur-
days) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30.
p.m. at the Yulee Extension
office, Rebecca L Jordi, .
County Extension Director/
Horticulture Agent will con-
duct a twb-day seminar, the
"Crash Course on Northeast
Florida Gardening." Topics
will include Florida-Friendly
Landscaping, turf grass care,
trees, shrubs, vegetables;
perennials and annuals. They
will have many plant give-
aways and a full notebook on
how to be a successful gar-
dener in the Northeast
Florida area. *
Registration is due by
Feb. 1. Fee is $50 per person
or $75 per couple. Make
checks out to "Nassau
County Extension." If regis-
tration is too low, the class
will be canceled. Registri-ation
can be done at Callahan
office any day from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. or Fridays from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Yulee
For information visit
or call the office at (904) 879-
1019. Master Gardeners are
on phone duty Fridays at
On Feb. 12 and 13,
Master Gardener Paul
GosneM will conduct classes
on rose gardening. On
Tuesday, Feb. 12, he will dis-
cuss the selection, care,
maintenance and feeding of
shrub roses and old garden
roses (OGR's). On
Wednesday, Feb. 13, he will
talk about pruning, prepara-
tion and growing of the tradi-
tional roses, Tea Roses,
Climbers, Grandifloras, etc.
The classes will be held at
the James S. Page Govern-
mental Complex in Yulee.
Both start at 10 a.m. and are
tree to the public. For more
information, see http://
ters.html, or contact the
Extension office at (904) 879-
The Nassau County Bird
Club will hold an outing on
Feb. 23 at 8 a.m., rain or
shine, at Huguenot Memor-
ial Park in Jacksonville, one
of the best places in Jack-
sonville to see shorebirds.
Cross the Nassau Sound
Bridge and go 8.2 miles
south on A1A to the blinking
light. Turn left to the enter
park. Meet at the General
Store and Nature Center
inside the park. Entrance to
the park is $1.
Bring binoculars, field
guide, bug juice, sunscreen,
rain gear and water. Layered
clothing is a must.
The Amelia Island Home
& Patio Show benefiting
local charities will be held
March 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. Admission is $3
adults and $1 kids.
i Special children's events
include a Kids Zone, clowns,
Chik-fil-A cows, a bounce
house and face painting.
Exhibit categories include
decorating, kitchen cabinets,
bathroom products, flooring,
paving stones, appliances,
outdoor furniture and more.
Lowe's Home Improvement
will give how-to demonstra-
tions. The show is presented
by the Amelia Island-Nassau
County Association of
The Paul and Suzi Schutt
Florida Native Botanical
Garden invites Scouts,
church groups, youth and
school groups, neighbor-
hoods and clubs to reserve
the space at no charge.
Amenities include a large
screened sunset gazebo with
tables and chairs, ice-maker,
barbecue gri and grill and grill tools
and a fire pit. Horseshoes
and bocce ball equipment
are nearby. To reserve, con-
tact Paul Schutt at 261-0987
or Nassau County Extension
office at (904) 879-1019.
Antiques Roadshow to visit Jacksonville
WJCT is pleased to announ-
ce that the city of Jacksonville.
has been included in the 2013
summer lour for Antiques
Roadshow, PBS's highest-rated
ongoing primetime series.
The Jacksonville event will
take place on June 8, giving
First Coast community mem-
bers an opportunity to bring
antiques and collectibles for free
evaluation by some of the coun-
try's top experts.
The Jacksonville stop is part
of an eight-city summer tour.
Programs taped during the 2013
summer tour will make up
Antiques Roadshow's 18th
608 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach. Fl 32034
broadcast season (in lPS, anl
expanded, 35-(,pisode season
priemiering Janluary 2014.
Admission to Ith Jackson-
ville event is free, but tickets
are required an(I must be
obtained in advance. Ticket
applications and complete tick-
eting rules are available at
pbs.org/antiques or by calling 1-
A limited number of ticket
recipients will be selected at
random from all eligible entries.
Ticket holders are invited to
bring two items for a free verbal
approximation of value by
experts from the world's lead-
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In addition, 'The Roadshow
Furniture Roundup" is looking
for large pieces of furniture
within 50 miles of the tour loca-
tion. Complete furniture sub-
mission rules are available
online at pbs.org/antiques or
by calling the information line at
"We welcome Antiques
Roadshow to the First Coast,"
says WJCT President and CEO
Michael Boylan. "We are
pleased to afford First 4Coast
community members an oppor-
tunity to share their history and
hidden treasures, and to be part
of Roadshow's cross-country
Antiques Roadshow airs on
Monday at 8 p.m. on WJCT-
TV 7.1 (Comcast 8, 440), re-
broadcasting Thursdays at 8
p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Episodes are available atwjct.tv.
WJCT is the community-sup-
' ported public broadcasting sta-
. tion for the First Coast. More
information about WJCT's tele-
vision and radio programming
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---- BUTTONS &
Wild Amelia recently hosted a
"Buttons and Dials" photography
seminar for 30 area photogra-
phers getting acquainted with
their cameras. The instructor was
Maria Struss, an award-winning
professional photographer; she
was assisted by Steve Leimberg
and Scott and Dawna Moore.
Visit www.wildamelia.com to
learn more about the programs of
the Wild Amelia Nature Festival.
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FRI DAY, JANUARY 25. 2013
NE;ws-Ll:ADER/FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
EAGLES GROUND PIRATES
The season came to an
end Wednesday night for
the host Fernandina
Beach High School Lady
Pirates. The District 3-2A
soccer champions hosted
Episcopal in a regional
quarterfinal match. Ashley
Kinsley scored the game-
tying goal in the first half
but the Lady Eagles scored
an unanswered goal in the
second half to edge the
Lady Pirates 2-1. Teddi'
Lesoine, far right with
Kinsley in background,
had the assist. Emily
Wilson had 18 saves in
goal for FBHS. The Lady
Pirates posted a 16-4
record this season. Also
pictured: 'Lady Pirates
Katie McNeil, right; Katie
Sipes, above; and Katy
Eichele, above right.
PHOTOS BY BETH JONES
West Nassau defeated the
visiting Fernandina Beach
High School Pirates 44-37
Tuesday. The Warriors led 18-
12 at halftime.
Kyle Baker, John Zimmer-
man and Kendall Harris all
had six points for the Pirates.
Harris also had four re-
bounds. Zimmerman had five
assists and two steals.
The Pirates traveled to
Bishop Snyder Tuesday. They
return home tonight to host
the Yulee Hornets. The junior
varsity squads hit the court at
6 p.m. Varsity tilt is at 7:30
The Yulee Middle
School boys basketball team
edged Fernandina Beach 38-
34 in overtime Saturday night
to clinch the Nassau County
championship. Photo and
game' details, 1l1A
The city of Fernandina
Beach Parks & Recreation
Department is offering a sum-
mer adult basketball league.
Register April 1 through
May 15 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Team fee
is $350 and due by May 15.
Teams must have matching
colors. Twelve-game season
and tournament. Games are
played Mondays and Thurs-
days at Peck Gym. Season
begins May 30. Contact Jay
Robertson at 277-7350, ext.
2013, or Jrobertson@fbfl.org.
LADY PIRATES VS. LADY WARRIORS
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PHOTOS BYAMANDA REAM/COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS
The West Nassau Lady Warriors hosted Fernandina Beach High School's girls basketball team Jan. 17. The Lady
Warriors soundly defeated the Lady Pirates 61-14. Mekeya Reese led FBHS with six points. Fernandina Beach's
junior varsity girls won 36-20 over the Lady Warriors. Marissa Moore led FBHS with 17 points. Yesina Diaz chipped
in 10. The Lady Pirates traveled to Oakleaf Thursday night. They cap the regular season tonight at Trinity Christian
in Jacksonville. The District 4-4A tournament starts Tuesday in Yulee.
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FRIDAY. JANUARY. 25,2013 SPORTS News-Leadcer
The Nassau County Special Olympics
track & field games will be held Feb. 23 at
Yulee High School To register an athlete con-
tact Chris Hendrix at 491-9930 by Feb. 1.
Volunteer check-in is at 8:30 a.m.
Interested volunteers should contact Winnie
Hunter at 491-9931 or Winnie.hunter@nas-
Opening ceremonies are at 10 a.m.
Sports include walking and running
events, softball throw, shot put, long jump,
cycling and, for the first time, bocce.
Signup 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. 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 March 2.
Flexibility 5K Ru/Walk
The American Association of Preferred.
Provider Organizations will hold its ninth
annual Flexibility 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser to
benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure North
Florida Jan. 27 from 8-10 a.m. The event,
sponsored by CIGNA, kicks off the organiza-
tion's 2013 annual Forum at The Ritz-Cariton,
Nikki Kimbleton, Morning News reporter
for WJXT-TV Channel 4 in Jacksonville, will
serve as'emcee for the festivities.
Registration for the race will be held onsite
at the Ritz from 8-9 a.m. on the day of the,
race. Advance registration is also available
online at http://tiny.cc/zcn2qw. he race will
begin at 9 a.m. The 5K is open to AAPPO
members and the general public. The regis-
tration fee for non-members is $50. One hun-
dred percent of the registration fees, com-
bined with a generous contribution from
AAPPO, will be donated to Komen North
For those who cannot participate in the
race but want to make a contribution, dona-
tions of $25 or more may be made to Susan
G. Komen for the Cure North Florida at
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'regis-
tering also for fall football.
Register online at www.leaguelineup.com/
fbpwa or on-site from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 2,
Feb. 9 and Feb. 16. Registration deadline is
Mandatory coaches meeting and draft are
at 6 p.m. Feb. 20. Practices begin March 4
and the season runs March 14 through May
9. Register online or call 583-2598 for details.
Elm Stret IUtde League
Elm Street Little League will hold registra-
tion at the MLK Center Monday through
Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m. Girls softball
ages 9-12 (majors) and 13-15 (senior) and
baseball ages 9-12 (majors), T-ball (ages 5-8,
girls 6-7): Cost is $40 and $45 with additional
siblings. Coaches, managers and umpires are
For information, contact Wayne Peterson
at 753-1663 or Mark Puca or (904) 849-7593.
Yulee Litte League
Yulee Little League will hold sign-ups at
the Yulee Sports Complex on Goodbread
Road in Yulee for the spring softball and
baseball seasons from 10 a.m. to,1 p.m. 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 children
Regser forYMCA springsports
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 Yuleey.
Practices will be held on Tuesdays at the
team's home field; games will be held on
Friday and can be scheduled at either site.
Practices begin March 5 with games begin-
ning 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.
Visit the McArthur Family to register or call
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The Yulee Middle School boys basketball team defeated Fernandina Beach 38-34 in
overtime Saturday in the county championship game.
Hornets over Pirates 38-34 in OT
Fernandina Beach Middle
School battled Yulee Middle
Saturday for the county cham-
pionship and the YMS Hor-
nets walked away with the
title after a hard-fought over-
time game. Yulee won 38-34.
"This was a great champi-
onship game between two
teams that are really evenly
matched," FBMS Coach
Raleigh Green said. "Both
teams wanted to get the victo-
ry and it showed in the way
the game was played.
"Our boys played their
hearts out and we had our
chances to get the win but, in
the end, it just wasn't our
Antonio Vendola led the
FBMS Pirates with 11 points,
two assists, three rebounds
and three steals; Brylen
Ericksen had seven points, 10
rebounds, four blocks; Ty
Herring, six points, seven re-
bounds, two assists, two
steals; Garrett Howard, four
points, four rebounds, two
steals; and Kyle Richardson,
four points, four assists, three
In their semifinal matchup,
the FBMS Pirates defeated
Tyler Callaway steered
FBMS with eight points, two
rebounds, two steals; Her-
ring, six points, seven re-
bounds, two blocks, four
steals; Ericksen, six points,
nine rebounds, two steals;
Vendola, five points, four
assists, four steals; Richard-
son, four points, nine steals,
FBMS hosts Camden
County Middle Tuesday and
concludes the season at home
Thursday against St, Marys
Middle School. Tip-off for
both games is scheduled for 5
Super Bowl tourney the-pin contests.
The awards presentation
The two day Super Bowl will include heavy hours d'oeu-
Tournament that was to take vres,wine and beer, silent
place Jan. 26-27 has been auction, etc.
changed to a one-day event at Format is a handicap
'Fernandina Beach Municipal scramble. Women's four-
Golf Course Jan. 26 with an some are assured first or
11 a m shotmun start ..n, ,,d, %i-t and every fifth
blind draw, tour-man scram- Register through today.
ble, captain's choice with A-B- Entries received after that
C-D players. date will be put on a waiting
Price is now $125 cash per list. For information on the
player tourney, contact Gray at 261-
Entry forms are at the golf 7378, ext. 102, or Gray@
course or contact Jim Raffone ameliamuseum.org.
at (904) 614-5037.
MuseumgolfoUing The inaugural Pirate
The Amelia Island Muse- Baseball Golf Tournament
um of History's 11th annual will be held Feb. 22 at the
golf outing will be Feb. 8. Amelia River Golf Club.
Registration brochures are Registration is at 11 a.m., .
also available at the museum, shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
233 South Third St., and at Dinner will be provided fol-
local golf courses. lowing golf.
Entry fee is $150 and Cost is $100 per person
includes green fees, pre-tour- and includes dinner, gifts and
nament reception Feb. 7 for golf. Range balls will be avail-
golfers, sponsors and guests, able. Register by Feb. 19.
prizes for everyone, door For information, contact
prizes and prizes for longest Coach Ken Roland at 261-
drive, putting and closest-to- 5713 or 556-1163.
The new tennis sched- The 2013 Nassau Coun-
ule has been posted and ty Men's Doubles 7.5 League
classes are under way, keep- begins in February. Team
ing USPTA instructors entries are being accepted.
Vishnu Maharaj, Rod Gibson, The league is open to male
Karen Rembert and Tracy players rated 3.5-4.0.
Smythe busy on the courts. The season kickoff is Feb.
Information on classes, 10; the season will run
instruction, tennis equipment, through April 28. Team com-
area leagues, etc., is available mitments are due Jan. 25.
by contacting the city Parks Each team must have a mini-
and Recreation. Department mum of six players for the
or by contacting Michele three-line format of play.
Maharaj at 548-1472 or Cost per person is $25.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone interested in entering
Tennis classes have re- a team or needing further
sumed at the Yulee Sports information may contact
Complex. Nassau County Michele Maharaj at
Home Educators classes are email@example.com.
held Wednesdays from 11 Kraft Tennis Players out-
a.m. to 1 p.m. Private lessons reach program, Maharaj
and custom clinics are also Tennis, the Yulee Tennis
available. More information Foundation, Omni Amelia
can be found on the Yulee Island Plantation and Ciao
Tennis Foundation website at Bistro are hosting a Charity
www.YuleeTennisFbundation. Round Robin Jan. 27 to sup-
com or by mailing port a local food pantry. Email
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Jan 25 YULEE 6/730
Jan 28 at Terry Parker TBA
Feb 1 HILLIARD 6/730
Feb 5 DISTRICT SEMIFINAL 700
Feb 8, DISTRICTCHAMP 700
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Jan 25 at Trinity Christian 600
Jan 29 District 4-4A at Yulee TBA
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Jan 25 STANTON 6.30
Jan 29 DISTRICTSEMIFINAL 700
Feb 1 DISTRICTCHAMP 700
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Jan. 25 at Fernandina Beach
Jan 28 BOLLES
Jan 29 at Episcopal
Jan 31 UNIVERSITY (seniors)
Feb 5 Distnrict playoff at FBHS
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Feb 2 District 3-1 A at Episcopal 9am
Feb 8-9 Region 1-1A at Bolles 10am
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submit, enjoy, as well as make use of its light. Several images taken under the influence of Iua are posted with the online version of this article at
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prerequisite for a successful read. What most people lail Ito realize is that il lakes, lime for Ihe eye to dark adapt to the moon's subdued lighting, five
to 10 minutes depending upon your age. with older piple taking longer. The other consideration is to find a location which is away from direct or
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Realtors was held Jan. 17 at
Walker's Landing on Amelia
Island Plantation with approxi-
mately 130 in attendance.
The 2012 Awards were pre-
sented by 2012 President Amy
Bryan for Honor Society, Top
Producers, Rookie of the Year,
Volunteer of the Year,
Committee Chair of the Year,
Affiliate of the Year and
Realtor of the Year.
The 2013 President Juliana
Miller and her board of direc-
tors were installed by Dee
Chaplin, president of the
Association for 2006 and 2011.
Lois Jost of SeaHorse
Properties was honored as
Realtor of the Year.
Darrell Williams of Island
Inspections was named
Affiliate of the Year.
Sherry Stein Realtor
Volunteer of the Year was
Michele Holbrook, Prudential
Chaplin Williams Realty.
Committee Chairperson of
the Year went to Jason Collins,
Century 21 Ferreira & Son.
The Rookie of the Year
award was given to Jeremy
Paetsch, Watson Realty Corp.
Honored as 2012 Top
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Anne-Barbanel, Century 21
Ferreira & Son
Deborah Barclay, Watson
Elsie Braddock, ERA
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Banker The Amelia Group
(Pat Troxel & Pam Troxel)
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Banker The Amelia Group
(Claudia Watts, Mike
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to meet Wednesday
County has scheduled a meet-
ing from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday
at the Fernandina Beach Police
Station's Community Room,
1525 Lime St.
The group, which.aids vet-
erans, will be discussing its next
steps to develop a prototype for
a GratitudeAmerica community
organization here. This will
include a discussion of a poten-
tial kickoff fundraising event
such as a walk-a-thon/5K in fall
2013 in coordination with Easter
Seals to raise funds to pay the
salary for a qualified veteran to
run GratitudeAmerica's opera-
tions starting in 2014. There
also will be discussion ofa rein-
tegration retreat for Iraq and
Afghanistan veterans this sum-
mer at Marineland.
america.org for information.
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Ruben Studdard will per-
form at the Boys & Girls
Club 6th Annual Benefit
Concert and Dinner on
to play at
For the News-Leader
Ruben Studdard, a per-
former of R&B, pop and
gospel music who won the
American Idol competition,
will perform for the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Nassau 6th
Annual Benefit Concert and
Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 9 at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
The major fundraising
event of the year to support
operation of the two Boys &
Girls Clubs in Nassau County
also includes a silent auction
with offerings exceeding
$100,000 in retail value.
The event begins at 6 p.m.
Studdard, who was nomi-
nated for a Grammy in 2003
as the Best Male R&B Vocal
in Superstar, will be backed
by a quartet of artists who
work with him on recordings.
An alumnus of the Boys &
Girls Club program in his
hometown of in inr.gh.ii,
Ala., Studdard also will talk
about how important the club
was to him growing up.
Studdard has toured in the
comedy-drama "Heaven I
Need a Hug" as well as play-
ing the lead role of Fats
Waller in the tour company of
Tickets may be purchased
at $150 each by calling 261-
8666, mailing info@bgcnas-
sau.org or visiting www.bgc-
nassau.org. Sponsors may
sign up at www.bgcnassau.
org, contribute at several lev-
els and receive a reserved
table for 10 plus public recog-
nition in the event program.
For guests desiring a night or
weekend at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island when attending
the benefit, special rates are
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25.2013
FERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA
Abigail Pelger, Natali
Shafer, and Shauna Turnmire
play Cinderella's demanding
stepsisters and stepmother in
Amelia Community Theatre's
production of the Rodgers &
"Cinderella." They are mem-
bers of ACTeen, the theater's
teen troupe which is present-
ing the show, opening Jan. 31.
Call 261-6749 for ticket infor-
For more details see the
"Theater" listings, 2B.
Island Arts January featured artist "Gretchen -
Williams" continues her watercolor and photography "
exhibit daily through Jan. 31.
Meet the artist in the gallery on Monday from 10 a.m.-
5 p.m. Gretchen will also be in the new studio (beside the k
gallery) any Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon during the ...
open studio Thursday Morning Painters session. .[,''' l 4
Gretchen is moderator of the sessions and will help
fledgling painters get a good foundation in any media of A ,
their choice. Thirty-five percent of all her sales goes to the I
many nonprofit programs for both children and adults and ,1 , f.. ll ..S .
the continued running of the gallery. .
Gretchen has been painting since she was a child and ,
shows her work throughout the country at outdoor shows
and in galleries. Her work is in collections worldwide.
The Island Arts Gallery is located at 18 N. Second St.
in downtown Fernandina Beach. Phone 261-7020. Visit
Right, Gretchen's "Canopy at Fort Clinch."
Margaret Ross Tolbert, painter, photographer, lecturer and author of
award-winning AQUIFERious, will be showing a selection of her paint-
ings, sketches, and photographs from 2-5 p.m. today at the Sevenith Street
Gallery, following the Friends of the Library Literary Luncheon at the
Bonito Grill where she will be guest speaker.
Tolbert is generously donating a portion of all sales to the Friends of
the Library capital campaign for a renovated, enlarged Fernandina library.
Tolbert's pieces are hanging in permanent collections from The Ritz-
Carlton in Dubai, to others in Istanbul, Oman, and even Disney World in
Orlando. Her one-woman shows have also crisscrossed continents and
oceans, from Stockholm to Paris to Denver and the New Orleans' French
Quarter. Her accomplishments are many, her art is breathtaking and the
world continues to fascinate her.
Spend the afternoon immersed in Tolbert's world, just across the street
from Bonito's, at 14 S. Seventh from 2-5 p.m. today. As this is a historic
property, it is not handicap accessible. For questions or directions, please
Left, Tolbert's "Silent Springs."
The Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach will
bring Italian classical concert pianist Francesco
Attesti to Amelia Island for a performance at 7
p.m. Feb. 3 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
Attesti is considered one of the finest inter-
preters of both the Romantic
and early 20th century com-
posers. Attesti's repertoire
includes such masters as
Chopin. Bach. Mozart and
Liszt as well as the music of
Tickets are $25 per,person
or $40 for two and available
in advance at Vystar Credit
Union and the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-
Yulee Chamber of Commerce. For more in forma-
tion or to reserve tickets, call Shannon Brown at
HOT CHILI & COOL MUSIC
Hot Chili & Cool Music. a benefit for Meals on
Wheels for Pets.will be held Feb. 1 at Burns Hall
of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. 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-
-. T1 _
SticKets.iviaKe cecKs payaobl
',a\ 3* t che'I' of Amelia." The school is locb
.. re ,lH Drive. Tickets are $10 in adva
, ...,2:, door. Contact Paul Martinez,
S' "" 261-8919 for more informati
W TRIUTlIST CONCERTS
panion animals of seniors
who receive Meals on Wheels in Nassau County.
The 17th annual Desserts of Amelia benefiting
the staff and students of Fernandina Beach
Middle School will be held from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 1 at
the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. 2500
Atlantic Ave.. Fernandina Beach. Along with a
variety of desserts donated ,
by area restaurants enjoy
live and silent auctions all
evening and entertain-
ment 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
e to "FBMS Desserts
ated at 315 Citrona
dance and $12 at the
.PTO president. at
[ool at 491-7938 or
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival has
expanded its February offerings to include three
are on Feb. 4. 6
and 11 and
Feb.4 with the
Kruger Brothers. one of whom has been hailed as
the best banjo player in the world. Hilary Hahn
makes her long-awaited homecoming appearance
Feb. 6: the musical prodigy is all grown up and
world famous. The grand finale on Feb. 11.
Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue will feature the
original two-piano arrangement with strings in
Florida's oldest continuously operating bar. the
Tickets for WinterFest are available online at
www.aicm com or by calling 261-1779.
SUDOKU ~ Music NOTES
OUT AND ABOUT
SCHOOLS ~ RELIGION
FRIDAY. JANUARY 25. 2013 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
SPECIAL EVENTS -
American Legion Post
54, 626. S. Third St., will
host a baked pork chop din-
ner on Jan. 26 from 5-7 p.m.
Dinner includes mashed pota-
toes, mushroom gravy, roast-
ed veggies, salad and a roll
for a suggested donation of
$8: The public is welcome. To-
go dinners available. Karaoke
Savannah Grand Assis-
ted Living, 1900 Amelia
Trace Court, will host
"Savannah Grand's Got
Talent," a free talent show,
on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. Spend
an evening of rock 'n' roll -
slick back your hair, roll up
your sleeves or put on a poo-
dle skirt to party like "Happy
Days" as the associates, resi-
dents, families, volunteers
and friends share their talents.
For information call 321-0898.
On Jan. 31 at noon, the
American Beach Property
, Owners Association will
host a reading of Its procla-
mation on the steps of the
Community Center, 1600
The public invited to join in
this annual event an oppor-
tunity 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 ago. Fourth
Judicial Circuit Judge Brian J.
Davis of American Beach will
read the document. For infor-
mation contact J.M. Smith at
The St. Marys, Ga., 19th
Annual Mardi Gras Festival
and Parade is Feb. 9 from 9-
5 p.m. with the theme, "A
Little Bit Country, A Little
Bit Rock & Roll." Parade
begins at 10 a.m. Enjoy
arts/crafts and food vendors,
children's activities and enter-
tainment on the main stage.
The Mardi Gras Ball begins at
7 p.m. at Southern Junction
Events Center. Tickets are
available at Once Upon a
and the St. Marys Welcome
Cases of Mardi Gras beads
for the parade, individual nov-
elty beads and masks and
hats are available at Once
Upon a Bookseller.
The 2013 Great Camden
County Chili Cook-Off Is set
for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9
during the Mardi Gras.
Festival In downtown St.
Marys, Ga. Over 30 teams
will compete in three cate-
gories for the People's Choice
and the Judges Choice. Live
music by Marshall Rowland &
the Hit Kickers. Pet Parade at
1 p.m. For information visit
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
"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 Chill Cook Off will
take place Feb. 23 from 11
a.m.-4 p.m. on North
Second Street, Fernandina
Beach. This event will feature
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 more information contact
the Amelia Island Montessori
School at 261-6610 or email
The Fernandina Beach
High School Foundation
Board of Directors invites
the community to their
Foundation Feast on Feb.
23 at Walker's Landing,
Amelia Island Plantation.
An oyster roast and recep-
tion is from 6-7 p.m., with din-
ner at 7 p.m. Cash bar and
resort casual attire. Individual
tickets are $75. Bronze spon-
sor is $300 and includes din-
ner for two, two drink tickets
and special recognition. Silver
sponsor is $500 and includes
dinner for four, four drink tick-
ets and special recognition.
Gold sponsor is $9,00 and
includes dinner for eight, eight
drink tickets and special
Combs at (904) 557-6083 to
RSVP or for additional levels
or email fbhsfoundation@
Theatre, 1014 Beech St., will
hold auditions for "Red" on
Jan. 29 and 31 at 7:15 p.m.
, Needed is one man, age 18-
35. Performances will be in
April. Rehearsals are general-
ly two weeknights and one
Saturday afternoon per week.
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Singers from the local area are invited to
participate in the community choir, which will
be leading a Good Friday evening service of
music and drama at Amelia Baptist Church
on March 29 at 7 p.m. The centerpiece of
this presentation will be a Lenlen musical
called Behold' God's Holy Lamb" by Mark
Hayes. Talented singers from the community
representing several area churches will be
accompanied by an ensemble of strings,
woodwinds, brass and piano. comprising
instrumentalists from the Northeast Florida
community. all under the direction of Pam
Helton, minister of music at Amelia Baptist
Rehearsals will begin on Sunday. Feb 3
and will be held each Sunday from 5-6 p m
at Amelia Baptist Church. located at 961167
Buccaneer Trail, at the intersection of
Buccaneer Trail, A1A and South Fletcher
Avenue tal the roundabout) Call Pam
Hetton at 261-9527 for more intormalion
Concert with 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 laments of local
dancers Donations will support the Micah s
Place toy drive Nursery will be provided
For informallion contact the church, 601
Centre St at 261-5769
An Evening of Story & Song, Words &
Music will be held on Feb 16 in Burns Hall of
St Peter's Episcopal Church. featuring
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers. This event is a part-
nership with longtime Amelia Island Book
Festival supporters Donna Paz Kaufman and
Mark Kaufman. Preferred seating and meet
the artist for a donation of $25 General seat.
ing is a donation of $15 For information con-
tact info@ameliaislandbooktestival cornm
Pablos, 12 N Second St, Fernandina
Beach hosts a lazz jam from 7-10 p m the
first Wednesday of each month Musicians
may sit in for one song or the whole night.
Join the mailing list by emailing beechfly-
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre
St, features Gary Ross in the piano bar
every Monday, John Springer every
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 6.30 p m.,
live entertainment nightly Call 432-7086.
Join them on Facebook at courtyardpuban-
David's Restaurant & Lounge
Grammy-nominated Aaron Bing performs
live on alto saxophone at David's Restaurant
and Lounge, 802 Ash St., Wednesdays
through Saturdays from 6-10 pm Call 310-
Dog Star Tave
Dog Star Tavern. 10 N Second St Lingo
tonight. The Jauntee Jan,31, the Josh Miller
Blues Revue featuring Karl W Davis Feb 1,
and Ben Prestage One Man Band Feb 2
Every Tuesday is Working Class Stiff, where
music is played strictly from vinyl and 1000's
of vinyl records are available to browse and
Every Wednesday is Karl W Davis
Showcase. featunng new artists every week
Every Thursday is Spade McQuade.
Through the end of February Woody Mullis
will perform a Happy Hour set from 5-7 p m
Visit Dog Star on Facebook and
Reverbnation corn Call 277-8010
Master abstract expres-
sionist Mark Rothko has just
landed the biggest commis-
sion in the history of modem
art, a series of murals for New
York's famed Four Seasons
Restaurant. In the two fasci-
nating years that follow,
Rothko works feverishly with
his young assistant, Ken, in
his studio on the Bowery, but
when Ken gains the confi-
dence to challenge him,
Rothko faces the agonizing
possibility that his crowning
achievement could also
become his undoing. Raw
and provocative, "Red" is a
searing portrait of an artist's
ambition and vulnerability as
he tries to create a definitive
work for an extraordinary set-
ting. Contact Amelia@fltplay
Theatre will host a commu-
nity information meeting on
Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Calla-
han Masons Lodge behind
the fire Station, to address
upcoming plays and events
and enjoy a performance by
FSCJ theatre students. For
information on working with
the theater as an actor, dance
'team, chorus or behind the
scenes, attend this meeting.
Call (904) 755-4934 or email
Theatre announces an
eight-week series of acting
classes, Twelve Things
Every Actor Wants to Know
and Enjoy Doing, with
Instructor Sinda Nichols.
The classes, for ages 16 and
up, are Tuesdays from 2-4
p.m. from Feb. 5 through
March 26 at 209 Cedar St.
Tuition fee Is $70 for partici-
pants or $30 to audit the ses-
sions. Class limit is 10 per cat-
The series will focus on
developing vocal and physical
tools, imagination, concentra-
Florida House Inn
"'Open Mike Night" is each Thursday from
7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Mermaid Bar hosted
by local musician Terry Smith. Musicians per-
form a couple of songs and the audience
gets to hear new talent. Appropriate for the
whole family NocO.ei change Call Smith at
The Green Turtle 14 S Third St, live
music Call 321-2324
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar 2045 S
Fletcher Ave Live music tro.'m Buck and
Barcaro Thursdays Visit Hammerhead on
Facebook Contact Bill Chiiders al bili'"thiep-
The Instant Groove, featuring Lawrence
Holmes. Johnny Robinson, Scott Grddcns
and Sam Hamilton plays each Thursday
night at The Rnz-Cariton Amelia Island
Dress is casual For information call Holmes
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Ealdtry. 218
Centre St free trivia each Monday at 7 30
p m wine tasting the third Tuesday at 6 30
pm with 10 wines for $10 along with
cheese and crackers and live entertainment,
dart tournament every Tuesday at 7 30 p m
Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7 30-11 30 p m the
Davjs Turrner Band Thursday from 8 30 p m -
midnight and Friday and Saturday from 8 30
p m.-12 30 am Call 261-1000 Visn
www okanes cornm
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre S Buck
Smith Project Tuesdays. Wes Cobb
Wednesday. The Fostones Thursdays. DJ
Heavy Hess Fridays, live music in the saloon
and DJ Heavy Hess in Uncle Charlie's
Saturday. Schnockered Sundays Music
starts at 9 pm Call Bill Childers at 491-3332
or email bill@thepalacesaloon corn
The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill 12 N Front
St, trivia every Wednesday starting at 7
p m prime rib night Thursday and live
music even/ Friday and Saturday Call 277-
3811 or visit The Salty Pelican Bar and Grill
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach. 2910
Atlantic Ave. trivia Mondays, The Macys
Wednesday. and line dancing Thursdays
Visn www sandybottomsamelia corn
Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on
Sadler Road, live music.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill 998 S Fletche,
Ave live music in the tiki bar from 6-10 p m
every night and 1-5 p m Saturdays and
Sunday. reggae Wednesdays with Pili Pili
The Macy's in the lounge Friday and
Saturday 6-10 pm trivia Thursdays at 7 30
p.m with DJ Dave. and shag dancing
Sunday from 4-7 p m music nightly from 9
p.m -1 a m in the Breakers Lounge Call
277-6652 Visit www slidersseaside com
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Flelcher Ave Call 261-5711
tion, relaxation, listening,
character development and
text analysis. Week eight will
be a showcase performance.
Enroll at the ACT Store at
atre.org or call the theater at
261-6749. For information,
gmail.com or the theater at
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-
through the box office at 261 -
a.m.-1 p.m. or 90 minutes
before curtain. Amelia Com-
munity Theatre is located at
207 Cedar St.
The Nassau Players and
Fernandina Beach Middle
School present Roald
Dahl's "Willy Wonka Jr.,"
directed by Judy Tipton, at
7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-9, at 2 p.m.
Feb. 10, and at 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 14-16 In the FBMS
auditorium at 315 Citrona
Drive. Based on the book
Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory, the play features a
cast of 60 young talented peo-
ple from Nassau County
All tickets are $10 with
open seating. Purchase tick-
ets at the main office of FBMS
or at Amelia Awards, 817 S.
Eighth St.. Proceeds will bene-
fit Communities in Schools.
St. Marys Little Theatre
presents "Colorblind," a
live black history encounter
and musical tribute to
Martin Luther King, on Feb.
22, 23 and 24 at Theatre by
the Trax In St. Marys, Ga.
Colorblind is an original play
written by St. Marys resident
Gaila Brandon. The story is
based on a local family's
experience and interweaves
dramatic scenes from black
history. For more information
call (912) 729-1103.
Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
tour four of the town's most
popular, notorious or other-
wise historic pubs and
bars. Tickets are $25 and
include drink tickets (must be
21, must show ID); tour
begins at the historic train
depot in downtown
Fernandina Beach. Contact
Thea at 261-7378, ext.1 05 or
Guests on this tour will
learn Amelia Island ghost
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 approx-
imately 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/aduits and $5/students.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamu-
seum.org for information.
Ben Prestage and his One
Man Show come to the
Dog Star Tavern in
Fernandina Beach on
Saturday, Feb. 2.
For the News-Leader
Dog Star Tavern is team-
ing up with Attic Community
Playground to bring Ben
Prestage and his One Man
Show to Fernandina Beach
on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Playground is a nonprofit
organization that supports
music programs in publicly
funded schools through their
grant program. It has been
providing funding to schools
in need for over three years
with the mission to keep
music in school. Jennifer
Nettles of Sugarland serves
on the board for Attic
Community Playground and
has done solo performances
to raise money and awareness
for the organization.
Ben Prestage grew up in
the swamp country of south
central Florida. His musical
influences began with his
Vaudeville musician who
toured with Al Jolson and par-
ticipated in the popular medi-
cine shows of the 1920's. His
mother was a Boogie-Woogie
pianist and painter that per-
formed for Ben at a young
age. On the otter side ofl e.
family tree, his grandfather
was a Mississippi sharecrop-
per who turned Ben onto the
sounds and culture of
Mississippi Delta and Blues
Ben Prestage began his
musical career as a busker
(street performer) on the his-
torical Beale Street of
Memphis, Tenn. There he
perfected playing his cigar
box/banjo alongside his
drum-kit, which always
attracted people's attention.
Ben learned a lot from play-
ing on the streets of
Memphis, including working
with John Lowe, (inventor of
the Lowebow, a type of did-
dley-bow that he plays),
Robert Belfour, and Richard
Since then, Ben has
returned to Memphis over
the years for the International
Blues Challenge, which con-
sists of the world's largest
gathering of Blues musicians.
In three consecutive years he
took fourth, third and second
place in this prestigious
event. He also is the only two-
. time recipient of the
Lyon/Pitchford Award for
"Best Diddley-Bow Player."
Ben's interesting approach
to instrumentation (finger-
style guitar, harmonica,
banjo, lap-steel, fiddle, res-
onator guitar, foot-drums, ,
vocals and his award-winning
original songwriting) has
earned him invitations to per-
form across North America,
Europe and as far away as
North Africa. He is the recipi-
ent of "The Most Unique
Performer" at "The
Songwriters' Showcase of
America" and is currently
nominated for an
Independent Music Award
and a Blues Music Award.
All awards aside, Ben has
proven himself, through his
live performances, to be the
future of American Blues,
Roots Music and Americana.
From the swamp county of
the Everglades, to the historic
streets of Fernandina, Ben
Prestage is a performer in
every sense of the word.
Ten percent of all proceed
from this night will be donat-
ed to Attic Community
Playground. For more infor-
mation contact Dog Star
Tavern on North Second
Street, Fernandina Beach, at
For more information
about Attic Community
Playground, visit www.attic-
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25,2013/News-Leader
Micah's Place will hold its
sixth annual Student Art
Contest on Feb. 28. All stu-
dents in Nassau County
schools may submit a draw-
ing, sketch or painting based
on the theme for the year,
"Hands are for Helping not
Hurting." There are four age
categories and first, second
and third prizes for each cate-
Using 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 appli-
cation from the Event Page at
the completed application to
the back of your artwork (no
staples, please) and bring
your art piece to your school's
office. Artwork will be collect-
ed 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@mic-
ahsplace.org or call 491-6364.
An awards ceremony will
be held for the winners and
tbeir families on Feb. 28 at
Florida State College, Betty P
Cook Center in Yulee, in the
Nassau Room. Refi-eshments
will be served.
The Timucuan Ecological
and Historic Preserve will
host a science event Jan. 26
from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
Ribault Club on Fort George
Island in partnership with the
Florida Park Service and the
Timucuan Trail Parks
The event featuring hands-
on activities for all ages is free
and open to the public.
Featured activities include: 11
a.m., Learn about Nature
Photography with Jen
Morgan; noon, investigate
"Timucuan Technology" with
the Florida Public Archaeo-
logy Network; 1 p.m., explore
nature hike with a park
ranger: 2 p.m., living history
program at Kingsley
Other activities include his-
toric weapons demonstra-
tions, "Crossbow for Kids," a
touch tank, kayak safety train-
ing by Kayak Amelia, Segway
demonstrations by EcoMotion
Tours and a silent auction.
for information. The Ribault
Club is located at 11241 Fort
George Road, Jacksonville.
Take Stock in Children, a
state-wide scholarship and
mentoring program for
deserving middle and high
school students, 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
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
program director, at 548-4464
or firstname.lastname@example.org to
reserve your seat. For infor-
mation go to www.takestock-
"Mrs. Kate" Carpenter,
folksinger, songwriter and sto-
ryteller 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 pro-
duced by executive producer,
Alison Myers of Stargroves
Films, and will be nationally
and globally distributed.
about the production and
application requirements are
posted on www.MrsKate.com.
The deadline for applications
is Jan. 28. Auditions begin on
Nassau County Teen Court
will-be held Jan. 29 at the
Nassau County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in
Yulee. Sessions begin at 6
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. Those
wishing to be on the volunteer
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 par-
ticipate as an attorney, see
Coordinator Charles Griffin,
who assigns the rotating posi-
tions. Volunteers need to
arrive between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
For information call Griffin at
Jack and Jill Preschool at
First Baptist Church, 1600 S.
Eighth St., Fernandina Beach,
welcomes the community to
its open house/enrollment on
Thursday, Feb. 7 at 9 a.m.
Parents are welcome to visit
the classrooms. Teachers will
be available to answer curricu-
lum and classroom questions
and light refreshments will be
served. For information call
261-0881 or visit www.jacknjill-
The Nassau Players and
Fernandina Beach Middle
School present Roald Dahl's
"Willy Wonka Jr.," directed by
Judy Tipton, at 7:30 p.m. Feb.
7-9, at 2 p.m. Feb. 10, and at
7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16 in the
FBMS auditorium at 315
Citrona Drive. Based on the
book Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory, the play
features a cast of 60 young tal-
ented people from Nassau
All tickets are $10 with
open seating. Purchase tickets
at the main office of FBMS or
at Amelia Awards, 817 S.
Eighth St. Proceeds will bene-
fit Communities in Schools.
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 Maich 16
at the American Beach Com-
munity 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
The Amelia Island Parent
owned and operated by par-
ents, is now accepting aipplica-
tions 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
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 infor-
mation or visit www.firstcoast
Learn through play with
Miss Deann/Nanny on Call,
LLC, communications and
creativity for toddlers, walking
14-months to under 3.
Mothers Morning Out pro-
gram is one.to two days a
week. Space is limited. Visit
Deannthenanny.com or call
Peck Head Start
Peck Head Start of
Fernandina Beach/Yulee is
currently enrolling children
ages 3-5 years old.
For more information
contact Krishna Lopez at 491-
3631 or 491-3630. Spanish
Tree House VPK
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. VPK wrap
hours are also available. The
class will be in session until
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, Fernandina
Beach, at 277-8104 for a tour
or further information. The
center serves families with
children six weeks old to fifth
grade. Hours are 6 a.m. to
6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Cotillion enjoys holiday events
Recently, the y(,ar one siu-
dents of the National IA- .agne of
Junior Cotillions, Nassau
County Chapter, enjoyed an
afternoon of Victorian tea and a
hands-on experience in the
Discovery Ship at the Amelia
Island Museum of History.
The year two students of the
National Ikague of Junior Cotil-
lions, Nassau County Chapter,
successfully completed a five-
course instructional meal at the
Golf Club of Amelia Island.
"I believe this was an excel-
lent opportunity for children in
this area to learn social skills
that will be of value to them later
in life," said Lynn Dl)empsey,
director of the local Junior
The National League of
Junior Cotillions is an etiquette
and social dance training pro-
gram that involves thousands
of students nationwide. For
information about the program,
call (904) 556-2916 or e-mail
Above, year one
afternoon tea at
how to correctly
hold a knife and
5,' I' I') i T s
Year two students of the National League of Junior Cotillions, Nassau County
Chapter, learn how to properly eat bread, top, at a meal at the Golf Club of Amelia
Master Austin Thompson-Davoli escorts Miss Vaness
YOUTHS OF THE MONTH
Boys & Girls Clubs is
pleased to announce two
great young people as
Youths of the Month for
December: Logan Liddell
and Idaly Vega.
Logan Liddell is a 13-
year-old with a great atti-
tude and-' demonstrated
leadership skills. Since join-
ing the Miller Club, he has
become an outstanding
ing in and leading discus-
sions in the In Search of Me
He loves to volunteer, at
home by helping his mom
and dad, in church activi-
ties and in preparing food
for the Food Drive to help)
At the club, Logan can
be relied on to successfully
complete any task assigned
to him. An avid basebAll
player on his school team,
he hopes to play baseball in
college, and perhaps go on
to play professional base-
ball. But long term, Logan
aspires to a career in the
restaurant business. We
think he will excel wherev-
[ b',, *
er his life path leads.
Idaly Vega recently
joined the Roberts Club and
has promptly become one
of its most enthusiastic
members. As a teenager,
she shows great maturity in
her interactions with
younger club members and
also at home with her
younger brother, who she
looks after when her mom
is at work. .
Idaly is an honor student
in ninth grade at
Fernandina Beach High
School, says math class is
fun, plays forward on the
soccer team and volunteers
in activity at her church.
When at the club, her
favorite place is the tech
room and its computer-
based learning programs.
Idaly aspires to finish
high school with a high
GPA so she can be admitted
to Florida State University
and study nursing, with a
goal of a career in obstet-
rics. She will be a good one
in that field!
Scouts from North Florida and
Georgia will tour 10 downtown
Fernandina Beach churches Feb. 9.,
The Boy Scouts of America Baden
Powell District, Isle of 8 Flags 10
Command-ments Hike through Faith
and Service will start and end at
Central Park, where they will host a
Religious Fair with houses of wor-
ship about the outreach of their
The fair will be open to the public
from 1-3 p.m. Anyone may drop off a
canned good at a collection box in
the park as well as clean, reusable
clothing, view the church displays
and learn about outreach programs.
The Gideonswill give out free New
Testaments and Shelter Box USA will
display the boxes it distributes to dis-
aster zones around the globe and in
the United States.
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and
Venture Scout units or individuals
must register with the Boy Scout
North Florida Council by Feb. 1 by
downloading an application at
www.nfcscouting.org. For informa-
tion, or to participate as a church,
visit the website or call the council at
The Rotary Club of Fernandina
Beach is pleased to announce that it is
now accepting applications flor its schol-
arship program, which is open to all sen-
iors graduating from Nassau County
high schools. Applicants must:
Be a senior at a Nassau County
high school at the time of the applica-
Be in the top 25 percent of the
Provide one letter of reference
from school faculty, employer or com--
Provide a resume outlining curreiit
classes, extra-curricular activities, com-
munity service, work activities and
Complete aplete the application covIer le--
ter and provide school guidance coun-
selor's endorsement of (;PA and class
Applications are available at all high
school guidance offices and online at
the club's websile, www.fernandin-
abeachrotaryclub.org. Completed appli-
cation packets must be submitted to
your high school guidance office by
March 1. Applications can also be
mailed and postmarked by March 1 to
the Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach,
P.. Box 654, Fernandina Beach, FL
Since 1993, the Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach has awarded more
than $300,000 in scholarships to deserv-
ing Nassau County seniors.
Christa Powell Walley
The Christa Powell Walley
Scholarship is available to high school
seniors, undergraduate and graduate
college students who have ties to
Named for the late Christa Powell
,.,., .,. 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 avail-
www.an i('liaislacndb>)ok festival.corn and
should be mailed to the Amelia Island
Book Festival, P.. Box 15286,
iFernandina Beach, FL 32035.
The deadline for application is
March 1. See the website or your school
guidance counselor for more details.
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 students' vision-
ary aptitudes and leadership abilities to
create a plan to transform a Northeast
Florida community of their choosing
into a vibrant and healthy place to live,
work and play.
Northeast Florida Counts
(www.nefloridacounts.org), a free,
online health resource for the r'.gion,
and its partners will award a total of four
one-year, non-renewable scholarships to
help defer educational costs for a period
of one year's matriculation at an acored-
ited two- or four-year college or universi-
ty. Two scholarships will be awarded in
each category: high school and college.
The first place award recipient in
each category will receive $2,000, and
the runner-up in each category will
receive $500. The deadline for applica-
tions is March 1. The scholarship is
applicable to students across many edu-
cation disciplines, not just those solely
focused on health.
Scholarship applications can be
found on www.nefloridacounts.org.
Completed application packets should
be sent to the Health Planning Council
at 100 North Ilaura Street, Suite 801,
Jacksonville, FlI 32202.. Scholarships will
be announced at an awards ceremony in
FRIDAY. JANUARY 25. 2013 News-Leader
The Salvation Army Hope
House thanks all who spent their
time and money helping to pro-
vi(le emergency food during the
holidays and all the year through.
They provided 195 bags of food to
the needy in December. The cup-
board is again bare and they need
everything 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, tooth-
paste, razors, shaving cream,
laundry detergent, toilet paper,
paper towels & dishwashing liq-
uid. Bring your donations to 410
S. Ninth St. or call 321-0435.
First Missionai'y Baptist
Church has a summer education-
al 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
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 informa-
tion call Clarice Williams at 206-
6078, Carliss Brown at 225-1970
or Dee Starks 305-9012.
Air interfaith study group is
forming in Fernandina Beach to
explore and learn about all reli-
gions, faiths and spiritualities to
giin a better understanding of
.similarities between all beliefs
and how this knowledge relates to
our own spiritually and the effects'
globally and universally. The .
group will meet at 10 a.m. every
other Tuesday. RSVP to Dawn
Grant at (904) 753-0640 or email
A group discussion of Caroline
Myss: Sacred Contracts and
Archetypes meets at 9 a.m.
Thursday to discuss this unique
and profound method of looking
deep within our souls and tenden-
cies to see the patterns that are
the driving force behind may of
our reactions andl relationships. A
participant actively pursuing cer-
tification as an archetype consult-
ant offers great guidance and
direction. RSVP to Dawn Grant at
(904) 753-0640 or email
Purchase a fish dinner with
sides, cake and drink for $7 from
5-8 p.m. today at Solid Rock
COGBF in Yulee. To pre-order
call Nancy Rainey at 583-0521 or
the church at 225-5388. For infor-
motion call the church. Proceeds
will benefit the outreach ministry.
Solid Rock COGBF's annual
Forsake of Love Dinnei will be
hld Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the
Crown Plaza Hotel Airport, 14570
Duval Road, Jacksonville. Tickets
are $35 per person. Attire is semi-
Rally and workshop
Pastor Kalvin Thompson of
Impact Your World Church
invites the community to partici-
pate in the January Prayer Rally
at 7 p.m. tonight. The "How to
Budget Workshop" will be held
'Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
ILearn how to make a budget and
keep it and explore interactive
templates and strategies that
work for daily life. The workshop
is open to all ages. To reserve a
space call the church office at
Both events will be held at the
Best Western Plus (formerly
Country Inn & Suites), 462577 SR
200 in Yulee, behind Burtger King
near 1-95 and SR 200.
The Church of Jesus Christ of
Iatter-Day Saints will host a d(lay
of service to help clean up the
Bosque Bello Cenwtery located
at 1320 North 14th Street on Jan.
26 starting at 8 a.m. The commnu-
nity is invited to join in this
endeavor. Bring your own garden-,
ing gloves, rake, shovel or what-
ever you think you might need.
Friendship Baptist Church is
having a Shoe Rally at 4 p.m. Jart
27. Pay $1 for each size of your
shoe, if you wear a size 8 you give
$8 toward the building fund. The
speaker is Bishop Kyle Lowe. For
information, call Bernice Walker
Prince Chapel A.M.E. Church,
95189 Hendricks Road in
Nassauville, will observe its 124th
anniversary of church worship at
4 p.m. Jan. 27. Everyone is wel-
come to come and enjoy an
evening of worship. Charles L
Albert, Jr. Pro Tem, the Rev.
Godfrey Taylor, pastor.
Concertwith a Cause
Memorial Uni,ted Methodist
Church's next Concert with aI
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-
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
Salvation ArmyHope House
invites you. to join them each
Tuesday at noon fir the Weekly
Worship Service. On Jan. 29 join
1hem as they celebrate the good-
ness of a God and are changed by
the power of the Gospel message.
For more information call 321-
0435 or stop by the Hope House,
located at 410 S. Ninth St.
Ya'll are invited to attend a
Happy Trails Cowboy Church
event beginning at noon Feb. 2
with a free chuck-wagon lunch,
followed by country gospel
singing and a message featuring a
first ride on a horse descended
from Roy Rogers Trigger Jr. Free
horse rides for kids immediately
following. Come as you are, wear
yer jeans, cowboy hat, boots and
bring a lawn chair. Located
between Fernandina Beach and
Yulee on the property of the
fuLture home of Living Waters
World Outreach Center on Old
Nassauville Road, at the intersec-
tion with Hardy Allen Road.
Follow the signs on A1A to the
red light at Old Nassauville Road,
turn onto Old Nassauville Road
and follow the signs to Hardy
Allen Road. Call the church office
at 321-2117 for more information.
DivorceCare is a 13-week sup-
port group and seminar for peo-
ple who are experiencing separa-
tion and divorce. Each session
features videotapes with national-
ly recognized experts on divorce
and recovery topics as an oppor-
tunity for group discussion of the
emotional and painful issues sur-
rounding this topic. This is a non-
denominational group, open to all
A new group is forming now
and will start at 6:15 on Feb. 6 at
Amelia Baptist Church. Contact is
Paul and Lori Rose at 491-3395.
There is a dinner each Wednes-
day at 5:30 p.m.
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 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 with expertise in
the field of spiritual disciplines.
She will be traveling to Thailand
the week after her visit here to
offer lectures on Christian prac-
tice, alongside a Buddhist nun
who will address the practices of
her tradition. 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 ser-
mon at two worship services, 8:30
and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary of "
First Presbyterian Church, 9 N.
Sixth St. Call 261-3837 or visit
32034.org for more information.
The sixth annual Women's
Community Prayer Breakfast will
be held at Memorial United
Methodist Church in Maxwell
Hall (Sixth Street off Centre) on
Feb. 9, with registration begin-
ning at 8:30 a.m.
Speaker will be the Rev.
Marjorie J. Thompson, an
ordained Presbyterian pastor who
brings to her ministry 25 years of
experience in retreat work, teach-
ing and writing in the area of
Christian spiritual life.
. Bi-eakfast is $7. Reservations
are required by Feb. 7. Call Gail
at 491-3713 or email Chris at
Childcare is available with a
The Taize community on
Amelia Island is growing. There
are now three churches offering
services: Memorial United
Methodist, St. Michael's Catholic,
and St. Peter's Episcopal. The
Taize community is ecumenical.
In order to help interested people
keep track of when and where
services are being held, there is
now a website at ameliataize.com.
Please visit this site for a com-
plete schedule of Taiz6 services,
and information about this com-
munity. If you click on "Follow
Amelia Island Taiz6 via email"
and give your email address, you
will be notified of any schedule
changes or announcements of
MOTs (Mothers of
Teenagers) is a local ministry for
mothers of teens or preteens.
Meeting the first Friday of each
month from 7-9 p.m., MOTs is a
place where moms can come and
be encouraged, have fun and gain
wisdom and friendship from other
moms. For information contact
or MOMSOFTEENS AMELIA on
The Fernandina Beach
In.l:i I illt Dinner.N.etwo k i.S in
need ofld,, 'i i', ut paper goods
and cleaning supplies. Items may
be dropped off at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church parish office,
801 Atlantic Ave., Monday
through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4
Faithlink Encounters, A
Biblical View of Current Events,
are weekly open discussions
about'what is taking place in our
community, state, nation and
world. Groups meet at 6:15 p.m.
at two different locations, The
Partin Center (601 Centre St., .
white house next to the church)
and O'Kanes Pub (Centre Street -
ask for Memorial's group). For
more information contact Pastor
Hollie at hollie@mumconline.
com. All are welcome.
Sunday School ............................. 9:30 am
Sunday Worship........................... 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.....................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ...............6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Pd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034
A Congregation of the
Presbyterian Church in America
Devoted to Christ, tohe Fellowship &A
to the Great Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10:4S am
Nursery and Children's Oiurch 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)
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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Tradition FamilyWorship ..... i30am&& 1 am
Contemporary Worship . 9.45am in Maxwell Hall
Sunday School for all ages ....... 45am & 11am
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May). ...5:15pm-630pm
In the Heart of Fernandina
9 N. 6'" Street
Dr. Wain Wesberry
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
I ___ Nursery *Children
S L 261-3837
"Diseover the Differenice" at
Pastor: Dr. H. Neill elon
Sunday WoVship Seivice 10:3(0ain
Bible Study- 9nam
Nurser) provided fo'r all! services
Sinal group sludies-Adull i6pin
Wed(bsd.iy Piver Ser,'ice 6:30pin
Preschool id ('luldreI Acl \tivilien
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
C0m- of Bou0 n ec: T.& Oc:'6 j, ,,.. F.-nr:ioa BdO
For More Moffonialon Call: 261-9527
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Ted Schroder, IPa ltor
Winter Series: T'he Parables ofJesuse
"Thaie will hi an oppotoruninr Jr
healing prayuuo an eac roeh --e
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Amelia Island Plantationn
Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass-4pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass
Saturday 4 pm- Mass al Yilua United MethodisI Church
Sunday Masses Ocl-April 8 am -1:30 am
Daily Mass 8:30 am Mon. Wed,lhurs & Frin.
6 pm uT s
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day- 8:30 am, 6 pm
Confessions: Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by apple
.- -_ Telephone Numbers: -
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566
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9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
< YULEE UNITED'
Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward
20 South Ninth Street 261-1907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
in the Heart of the Ci(ty
With the Desire to be ill the
Heart of All People
Sunday New ,llembers Class 9 a. m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.
RJednesda' 'Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.sm.
Ministries: Bus & I a,. Couples, Singles.
tfamil worsip center
Sunday Service .. .10:30 am
Bible Study . . . .9:30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Innovative Style, Contemporary Music.
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed @ 6"30pm
Connecting with Chnst.
Connecting with Poopt
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
Dr. Bill Yeldell, Interim Pastor
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736 Bonnievlew Road
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96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Service -10 30 am
Sunday School 9 15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 600 pm
AWANA Wednesday 6 30 8'30 pm
Wednesday6 rvice 7'00 pm
Doug Sides. Senior Pastor
Morning Services 8 15 and 1100 am
Sunday School 945 am
Sunday Evening 6 00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meetng 6 30 pm
Wednesday Children 6 30 pm
Wednesday "Overflow' Youth 6 30 pm
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd. 904.225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Located at the corner
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
t La Tierra Prometida
(Thei Promise Land)
Sunday- 11:00 am English
7:00 pm Spanish
Wednesday-7:00 pm Spanish
16 Alachua Street
in concert Feb. 16
Hailing from the Midwest, the 15-member
Wissmann family has spent the past 12 years
delighting audiences nationwide with their
delightful blend of gospel bluegrass music. While
four of the older Wissmann children no longer
perform with the family due to marriage and
job responsibilities, Loren, Gloria and their nine
touring children fill each concert with tight vocal
harmonies, award-winning bluegrass pickin' and
memorable family moments.
Traveling in their 45-foot bus, the Wissmann
family annually shares its musical talents with an
average of 200 services each year throughout 35
states, Canada and Mexico.
Each of the children is an essential part of
each concert, singing in harmonies and playing
a wide variety of instruments, including: guitar,
bass, banjo, mandolin, dobro, harmonica, fid-
dles, hammered dulcimer, cello, flute and key-
board. The variety and creativity in their musi-
cal arrangements will be sure to give you a toe
tappin' good time. But to the Wissmanns, each
concert is about more than musical talent. It's a
showcase for their genuine passion to share the
hope and promise found in Jesus Christ.
The Wissmans will be in concert at Amelia
Baptist Church, 961167 Buccaneer Trail,
Fernandina Beach, on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7
p.m. Don't miss this opportunity to experience
these unique elements that make each concert
an unforgettable family experience. Visit
The adult classes of Community Bible
Study will begin a new study in January. The
ladies morning class and the men's and
women's evening classes will begin a study of
Mark. If you are interested in a non-denomi-
national, in-depth Bible study, this may be the
study y9u are looking for. Please call the class
coordinators listed below for information.
The ladies day class meets 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday 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 Drummond 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.
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 wilLuse Ma.,Lucado's book, Grace:
More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We
Imagined as the guide to a Spiritual Heart
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
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! Learn more about the chapel at www.
ameliachapel.com or on Facebook at www.
Worship this week '
at the place of your choice...
FRIDAY. JANUAlRY 25, 2013 NEWS NcwsL.cudlcr 5B
Rhonda BrHistol of Fernandina
Beach is the only artlisl' fialred
for January at the c(oodyear
Cottage on Jekyll Island, (;a. H(er
work covers not only h(Tr uniqtueI
style of wall art but hier very distinc-
tive sculpture as well, much of which
is influenced by the Africat n
American culture. The exhibit con-l
tinues through Jan. :31.
A former art teacher, Bristol now
works full-time in her studio in
Fernandina Heach. She is affiliated
with the Jacksonville Artists Guild
and the Island Art Association
Gallery in Fernandina Beach, regu-
larly participates in the First
Wednesday Art Walk at Hemiming
Plaza and maintains an active show-
Her work has been in several
group exhibits including "Through
Our Eyes" at the Ritz Theatre &
LaVilla Museum in Jacksonville,
Florida Community College at
Jacksonville Downtown Campus
Gallery, and at the Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival and Art Show, where
she has received many awards. Visit
For more information on the
Goodyear show contact (912) 635-
3920 (Goodyear Cottage) or jekyl-.
Every second and fourth Sunday
fiom 1-5 p.m., the strip mall in front
ol Joe's grocery on A1Ajust west of
the Shave IBr'idge features artist
tents, food and music weatherr per-
mittlling) by (Old Grass, a local group
Choose'- f0rom1 a uni(Ue selection of
turned wood by Chad, Tina's hand-
made brooms, Donna's totes and
soaps, RRobin's knotty beads,
l'velyne's jewelry, Boyd's scroll and
inlarsia, Ed the mule pens, Shutter
life photography, Luigi's redbay
works and more.
The West Nassau Historicaj
Society presents "Nassau Art at the
Callahan Depot" on Jan. 26, an art
show, sale and reception featuring
the work of Nassau County artists in
the following categories: Oils,
Acrylics, Watercolars, Mixed Media,
Pastels, Drawing and Print Making. ,
The show is open from 10 a.m.-12:30
p.m., closed for judging and award
setup from 12:30-2 p.m. and open
from 2-4 p.m. for the reception and
awards. Lical experts will judge the
art,with prizes for first, second and
third and special mention for art of
historic significance to Nassau
The Callahan Depot is located at
45383 Dixie Ave., Callahan. Visit
www.wnhsfl.org, call (904) 879-3406 -
or contact Art Committee
Chairperson Marge Powell at marge-
Just for kids
The Island Art Association
Education Center, 18 N. Second St..,
offers the following free children'ss
programs foir January: Children's Art
Jan. 26, 10-11 a.m. and 11:15-12:15
p.m., ages 6-9; Middle School Art
Jan. 26, 1-2:15 p.m., ages 10-14; After
School Art Jan. 28, 1-2 p.m. and 3:30-
5:30 p.m., ages 6-12; Preschoolers
Jan. 28, 10-11 a.m., ages 3-5 (must be
accompanied by an adult).
All art supplies are furnished.
Programs are sponsored bl)y Florida
Blue Cultural Council.
Must sign up in advance at the
Island Art events
The Island Art Association, a
cooperative, nonprofit organization
developed to sustain interest, appre-
ciation, and enjoyment in and of the
visual arts, has over 150 members
and is located at 18 N. Second St.
Current events include:
Thursday morning is Open
Studio from 9 a.m.-noon. Contact
Gretchen WilliaMs at 491-3171.
The Photographers Group
meets the fourth Thursday at 7 pim.
Contact Pat Hooks at 27,. -"' -.
Drawing classes for beginners
and experienced artists are 9 a.m. to
noon Jan. 29 and 30. Contact lisa
Inglis at email@example.com or 557-
Oil Painting Still Life, Feb. 5
and 6, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact Jon
Hlounglum and register at
ps201 i. hitml.
Satellite galleries where IAA
members' artwork can also be seen
and purchased include Chamber of
Cominerce, 1st Coast Community
Bank, Baptist Medical Center
Nassau and the Council on Aging
facility. Visit the gallery on North
Second Street for gifts made by local
artists. A percentage of the commis-
sion paid by artists supports the arts
in Nassau County, including art sup-
plies for teachers, free lessons for
youth and elderly, scholarships for
high school seniors, special exhibits
for student artists and monthly gen-
eral meetings with a wide variety a
guest speakers that are free and
open to t he public. Visit
The complete schedule or to rent
the Art education Center, visit
www.islandart.org or call 261-7020.
The new show at the Plantation
Artists' Guild and Gallery, 94 Village
Circle at the Spa and Shops, Omni
Amelia Island Plantation, will feature
guest artist Mary 0. Smith, oil and
watercolorist from Jacksonville.
Smith paints in her Woodbine, Ga.,
studio when not doing plein-air paint-
ing. For Smith, it is the growth that
happens with each painting, whether
oil or watercolor, portrait or land-
scape, that intrigues her and keeps
her waiting for the next one.
Smith's work will be on display
Feb. 4 through March 9. She will
give a free demonstration on Feb. 20
at 7 p.m. at the gallery, whose new
"March Into Spring" show runs Feb.
4 through May 12. The opening will
be Feb. 15 from 5:30-8 p.m., hosted
by Osprey Village.
Bill Maurer conducts ongoing
watercolor and sketch workshops on
Thursday and Fridays. For sketch-
ing, meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the'
Amelia Island Coffee Shop. Weather
permitting. The watercolor work-
shop now meets 1:30-4 p.m. Friday
at St. Peter's Church. Call Bill at 261-
The Ritz Theatre and Museum
marks the 20-year milestone of
'Through Our Eyes," Jacksonville's
longest running visual art exhibit
showcasing new works by African
American Artists. "Through Our
Eyes 2012" features 20 artists in a
special exhibit titled "20/20 Perfect
Vision." It is on display now through
June 30 in the gallery of the Ritz
Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis
For information on gallery hours,
tours and exhibit related activities,
visit www.ritzjacksonville.com, or
call (904) 632-5555.
Nassau Players and FBMS Present
Starring a cast of 60 young talented people from Nassau County School
Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
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NEws-LEADER / FRIDAY, JANUARY 25.2013
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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Financial-Home/Property 606 Photo Equipment & Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Property 858 -:.onad.-Unfurnshed
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104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 623 Swap/Trade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & -reakfast
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OFFICE SPECIALIST I
Nassau County has an opening for an
Office Specialist I in the Animal Care
and Control Department at $10.66
hourly plus benefits. Requires high
school diploma or GED and one to two
years of clerical or secretarial work
experience. May require a valid State
driver's license. Applications will be
accepted thru February 1, 2013 and
can be obtained in the Human Re-
sources Department located at 96135
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Phone (904)491-7332 or fax (904)321-
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DENTAL OFFICE FRONT DESK We
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annually plus benefits. Requires Mast-
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201 Help Wanted
AUDITION to be our famous LADY
LIBERTY Energy & enthusiasm is a
must. Seasonal marketing opportunity.
Call'Liberty Tax Service at 310-6273.
LOCAL SHORT TERM LOAN/PAWN
OFFICES hiring for multiple part-
time positions. Hours are 20-28.50 per
week. Days worked will vary Monday
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Cosmetologist. Experience preferred.
Crump's Barber Shop. Apply within,
474374 E. SR 200, Yulee location (Deer
Walk next to Dave Turner). (904)321-
LOOKING FOR highly self motivated,
energetic Administrative Assistant.
Must be proficient in Mac, PC, Word
and Excel. Have good communication
skills, detail orientated and able to type
and enter data. Please e-mail resume
THERAPEUTIC SOLUTIONS OF
Amelia is looking to hire LMT with
experience and/or NMT experience for
Wednesday. Commission pay. Call
Julie at (904)415-6781.
GOT PERSONALITY? A positive
attitude? A great work ethic? Know
retail? You're hired! Apply at
CBC NATIONAL BANK is accepting
applications for the position of Resi-
dential Mortgage Loan Processor at its
Fernandina Beach, FL location. Duties
include handling loans, coordinatifig
the workflow in and out of the area to
ensure that current loans are in
complete conformity with terms,
establishing and maintaining approp-
riate files and records for loan docu-
ments, and providing other customer
service as may be required. Operates
with limited supervision. At least three
years direct experience required.
Excellent customer service skills are a
must. Encompass Software knowledge
a plus. Email resume to Sue Jarzyna,
Sr. VP of Human Resources,
phone calls please. An Equal
Opportunity Employer: Minorities/
SECURITY OFFICERS NEEDED
Femandina 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.dsisecLurity.com BB9100030
PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP
for small island cafe. Send application
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
(904)556-9549. All inquires confidential.
MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED -
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EXCAVATOR OPERATOR NEEDED -
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201 Help Wanted
A busy medical practice is looking for
an experienced Certified Medical
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attitude Monday-Friday with great
benefits Apply by sending resumes to
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RESTAURANT KITCHEN MANAGER
Energetic, experienced, hands on
Manager for fast-paced operation. Call
EXPERIENCED CARPENTERS AND
FRAMERS needed for immediate
hire. Please call 206-1287.
AMELIA ISLAND CLUB/LONG
POINT P/T work for a Retail Assist-
ant with some background experience
in a golf environment. Cart & Bag
Attendant position for a motivated and
enthusiastic person. Both positions
offer a flexible schedule and a variety
of hours. Ph. 277-5908 Long Point Golf
Shop. Ask for Dean or Barry.
EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIANS and
OFFICE HELP NEEDED at Kennedy
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Methodist Church) Memorial United
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Communications assistant to help with
communication/promotion of ministries
and programs to church family and
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experience with computer skills,
including e-mail, website design and
maintenance, and social media.
The deadline for application is Friday,
February 8, 2013. Please submit
resume to Rev. Brett Opalinski via
email (brettdrmuc.ofloi corom), or
mail directly to Memorial UMC, 601'
Centre Street. Fernandina Beach, FL
1 204 Work Wanted
GRANDMA'S HELPING HANDS -
Care giving, preparing light meals,
some .light cleaning. Whatever needed
- you pick. Call (904)261-8969.
CERTIFIED NURSES AIDE seeking
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
PRIVATE GUITAR INSTRUCTION -
All ages. Kinder Studios. Acoustic,
electric, fingerstyle. Banjo instruction
also available. (904)704-2011
BASIC DRAWING CLASSES
beginning February 5th. For more
details contact Lisa Inglis at:,
FREE TO GOOD HOME 5 yr old
male cat. Orange tabby. Declawed,
neutered. Please call (904)432-7032.
601 Garage Sales
LOOKING FOR Antique/Collectible
Dealers, Artisans, or Craftsmen to
rent retail space on Centre St.I
(786)999-4746 or (904)556-5722
601 Garage Sales I
YARD SALE Tons of kid's items:
Pack-N-Play, high chair, Jumperoo, &
toys. Kids. clothes, puzzles, games,
kid's books. All sales go to Girl Power 2
Cure. 86172 Sand Hickory Trail, Yulee.
Sat 1/26, Ham-1pm. (F)
SAT. 1/26, 8:30-? 942690 Old Nas-
sauville Rd., O'Neil. (904)430-3871.
Look for signs Furniture, housewares,
electronics, baby clothes, & much
more. Raising funds for mission trip to
Cambodia. Sales are by donation.
SAT. 1/26 8am-12pm. 1048 S.
Fletcher Ave. Surfboard, land yacht,
breakfast nook, ladies clothes, & lots
HUGE MOVING SALE Furniture,
baby items, children & adult clothing,
collectibles, couch, dresser, kitchen
items, & more. 801 San Fernando St.
Sat. 1/26, 8am.
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE/
MOVING SALE!! Microfiber sofa,
various furniture pieces, BMW Z3
convertible, antique Hammond organ,
various types of artwork (African to
contemporary), lots more! Sat 1/26 &
Sun 1/27, 9am-3pm. 861671
Worthington Dr., Yulee.
BACKYARD SALE Sat. 1/26, 8am-
1pm. 123 S. 15th St. (F)
86073 SAND HICKORY TRAIL TV
stand, desk, chain saw, twin mattress,
name brand teen/toddler clothes, pet
cage, jewelry, custpm valances (purple
w/embroidered gold dragonflies). Sat.
1/26, 8am-3pm. 225-2057 (F)
602 Articles for Sale
MINK COAT Beautiful, full length,
mahogany, cuff sleeves, size large.
Excellent condition. $1,100. Call (904)
GUN SHOW Feb. 2nd & 3rd. Prime
Osbom Conmention Center, 1000 Water
St., Jax. (1-95 south to exit 353A,
Forsythe St.). CWP classes 10:00 &
1:00. Admission $8.00. Free
Parking. Info Cliff Hangers (386)325-
603 Miscellaneous 809 Lots
JIMMY BUFFET TICKETS Jax., Feb. FOR SALE BY OWNER Lot #67,
7th. 2 seats, Section 114, Row V. Spinnaker Dr., Summer Beach (AlP).
$325/both. (904)491-1347 Golf course & ocean view. 1350,000
Call (843)795 3920.
1 609 Appliances I
LIKE NEW LG front loading washer
and dryer, white. Elliptical exercise
bike. Gas Grill. Pnced to sell.
| 624 Wanted To Buy
WE WOULD LOVE TO BUY YOUR
ESTATE JEWELRY large diamonds,
sterling silver flatware/utensils, gold,
platinum, scrap and wearable jewelry,
and other fine collectibles. We will pay
more than any legitimate dealer. Fair
market price. Please call (904)321-
0907. By Appointment Only.
804 Amelia Island Homes
21 SOUTH 11TH ST. Zoned C-3,
assessed at 107k. Will sell, AS IS, for
$87,500. Owner financing available.
BY OWNER Large lot, wonderful,
private, with pool. 4BR/2BA on Egans
Creek w/2 docks (no ocean access).
Sacrifice at $285,000. Also, sweet 2BR
cottage w/million dollar views of Egans
Creek being sold as is $125,000.
Visit www.OccanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
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Beautifully furnished Meditenanean style ocean-
front villa. Just steps to the pool and to the ocean.
Health inspiring fitness area and tennis courts.
Oceanfront at it's finest!, 2 and 3 bedroom units
located on the south side of The Ritz- Carlton at
Summer Beach. Investors welcome,
MLS# 58284 Prices start at $489,000
SAILMAKER HARRISON COVE VILLAS
Centrally located in Summer Beach Village, One, two Beautiful unit,One of the largest 2BR condos! Prime
and three bedroom units. Spacious floor plans include location! (Does NOT back up to AlA.) Very pretty rear
a combined living room/dining roqm and breakfast yardwith a courtyardfeel. Gated. Short walk to the
bar. Choose to stroll to the pool or to Ihe beach. beach. Membership toThe Golf Club of Amelia Island
Prices Start at $299,000 $269,000 MLS# 57540
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$269,900 MLS# 56049
Beautiful Townhome on cul-de-sac. End unit with lots
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one of the island's most beautiful community pools.
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Summer Beach located north of the Ritz-
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FURNISHED ON ISLAND
* 426 S. Fletcher Avenue (Coral Sands Condominiums) 2B3U1IBA
Partially finiislhed ocean front condo. Ceramic tilo floors throughout.
Master bedroom has ocean views and king size bed. Second bedroom
has twin beds. Open kitchen, dining and living room. Covered balcon'v
overlooks easy learIh access. Covered parking. Washier/Drver, water
and seerl included. Available February 1st S995
* 3200 S. Fletcher Avenue, Unit D-1 (Ocean Dunes
Condominiums) 1210sf 2 BR/2BA Nicely furnished cbndol
rigli on the beach. Giound floor unt it with fantastic view of the
Atlantic. Dining ir- living, great ooem. fireplace in family room, car-
pet flooring and comm:ntiry pool. $1450
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON ISLAND
* 2164 Natures Gate South (Natures Gate Subdivision) 1806sf
4B1R.'2BA-Ma'iter athli ha, garden tub :and walk-in showed, guest
ballh has tuib/hlowet, dining in family oom. ea-in kitchen, closet
pantry, cipet and ce'mimic tile. Private yard/courtyard and
patio/d'ick. Real yV:rd backss up io greenway. L awn care, watci and
sewer included. 2-car garage. $1450
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFFISLAND
* 97364 Pirates Point Road (Pirates Wood Subdivision)143Zsf
313R,'2BA -Two Master hathis. dining in living/great room with
sood burlning stoe, patio/deck, clubhliouse ,ind comlmunltuity pool.
Iomie Ihas private, dock. 2-':ir ganige. $11001
* 86366 Cartesian Pointe Drive (Cartesian Pointe Subdivision)
1886sf -3BR/2iBA Iomie mi deed rest eted community between
A1A and Ilighwas 17. nmd 95. House ias fornml living moom. fami-
ly roomiii and eat-in kitchen. Large*Master bedroom with walk-in clos-
et. Master bath and tub with jets. Carpet and vinyl flooring. Laundry
iom O mlnd 2-car gai ge. Community playground an'.d baseball dia-
miond. S 1195
* 96216 Green Pine Road, 2303sf- 4BIUR3A Unique floor tpin
on .lhnost 1.5 acle lot. Open kitchen. funily oom. den/office aind
Mastii suite on one sAle of the house. Separate living area, second
kitclhe. Ltundry. formal dining moor and bedrooms on other side of
hiouslm with carp'.t and i'merannc tile tlrougliout. Lunge filly, fenced back
yard. 2-car garage. Liw,n care included. Available April lst,$1495
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND (cont)
* 76469 Deerwood Drive (Timbercreek Subdivision) 3309sf -
Home with many upgrades! 3BR/2.SBA' Open floor plan with a
large office. full Master bath. formal dining area. Berber carpet
throughout and ceramic tile in wet areas. Community pool and 2-car
garage. Available Mid February $1600
* 1582 Park Lane (Amelia Park Subdivision) 400sf- Cute studio apart-
mnent with efficiency kitchen. Tile floors in kitchen and bathroom. $650
* 2741 Forest Ridge Drive, Unit #1-1 (Forest Ridge
Condominiums) 2BR/281A 2 Master Bathrooms, each with tub
and shower. dining in family room. carpet, ceramic tile and vinyl
flooring. One block to the Beach, pool & tennis. S795
* 48019 Westwind Court (The Colony) 1140sf Well maintained
2BR/2BA Townhouse in The Colony. Full Masterbath. fireplace in living
iix)n, dining in living/great room. Community pool and tennis courts.
Cupet and vinyl flooring. One side of the garage has been converted to a
bonus room with sliding door. Conveniently located to The Ritz Carlton.
shopping and the Bieach. 1-car garage. Available March 1st $1025
* 734B Tarpon Avenue, 1000sf- 2BR/IBA Downstairs unit only 2
blocks from the Beiach. Ceramic tiled floors throughout and eat-in
kitchen. Water and sewer included in rent. $1100
* 28501 S. Fletcher Upstairs unit with great Ocean views! -
:3BIIBA Full Master bath and eat-in kitchen, carpet and vinyl
flooring. Watci, sewer and trash included. Yard watering system.
Driveway parking. Available February 15th $1150
* 2705 Dolphin Avenue, Unit #2C (Ocean View Villas) 2486sf -
3BR/3.SBA Second floor condominium with open floor plan with bal-
cony and ocean views. Living loom lhas replace and built-in shelves.
Bedrooms each ihave their own bathroom. Caipet and ceramic file through-
out. Gated parildnggarage below with assigned parldng and storage. Short
clistance to the Beach, Main Beach playground andl skate park. $1995
Amelia Park Town Center 1000 to 2200 sq. ft.
1001 Atlantic Avenue 450 sq. ft.
Jasmine Center 2300 sq. ft.
Let us put your vacant property to work...
We can effectively market your property and rent to thoroughly screened tenants.
Your relationship with a professional property management company and it; staff of trained managers
means excellence in the management of your property. Contact our professional property managers at 904-277-6597
S448,000 4701 Rigging Drive
3BR/2BA 2667 sf- MLS#56095
S229,900 409 So. 6th Street
3BR/1 Full 2 Part BA MLS#57831
$98,500 95623 Arbor Lane
Waterfront lot pprox. 1.75 acre MLS5649
Waterfront lot approx. 1.75 acre MLS#56849
NO NEVEWN IE SEDRA SAEAET,
IIARL4TY COURT LASER COURT CLINCH DRIVE CLUB VILLAS
Large Maronda built concrete Spacious island home in Great price on this Amelia Serene marsh views and steps
block two story in Timbnei Egan's Bluff North location. Island fixer-upper ranch style to the pool from this 2/2 fur-
Creek Plantation has 4 bed- has haidisood floors, no"i home. Nice vard with old oak nished end unit in the Amelia
rooms up and bonus area off roof. lots of trees on parnally trees. Selling as is, no VA/FHA Island Plantation. Balconies
MBR. Living areas down. venicent location! loan. off both bedrooms.
: l.. .'.. 1 ll,..' il .l l |-, '. ill.lalft y .li lu $ I" J 'JIMI
OCEAN AVENUE PINEVIEW DRIE RIVER MARSH BEND FOREST RIDGE DRIVE
Drastic $150.000 price reduc- Wonderful price for this 3/2.5 Custom Built marshfront Adorable 2/1.5 townhome style
lion on this 2/1 occanfiont townhlomie ith no fees or home has gourmet kitchen. condo off 9f First Avenue has
bungalow on 50xl00 lot. Gloat 110A' Fully equipped kitch- wood floors, screened lanai upgraded baths, kitchen, floors
investment until ready to build en, bedrooms & 2 baths up- wi/pool. extra garage has man & lighting. Quiet unit neat
- tenant in place! stairs. Near Yulee Post office, cave w/kitchen. woods.,
#58106 $339,000 584(14 $99,900 #58439 $579,000 #58192 $124.900
Cleek Court S149,500 S Fletcher Avenue $630,000
OUTRIGGER DRIXE Cinch Dnve 519 500 Long Point $560,000 LEO DRIVE
Occanfronti 3/3 wo-siory ocean- Countess of Egmont S129.900 Ocean Avenue $249,000 Quiet country setting for this
front townihonlc ifa Sunnlcr 3/2 DWMH on 1 acre lot with
Beach nteal the Ritz-C('lloi. First Avenue S150,000 Manucy Road $89,900 a wraparound deck and
Fully finished,. all iappliaince,. screened back porch. Large
car gmige. N. Fletcher Avenue $100,000 front yard and backs to
#57926 $716.0 woods. #57903 $79.900
I Mow Ai OFF-ISLAND I I
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Spectactilatir leach rci 'reait
'This 3/3.5 luxury v .)'milhine
has a courtyard cintinciiie.
enclosed s'alt ialter pool and
Blackrock Road $37,000 Katflish Drive
Callaway Drive $23.500 Meadov,fleld Bluffs Rd.
$162,500 Middle Road
East SR 200 (Comm) $S425,000 Miner Rd (15 acres)
Green Pine Road $35.000 North Hampton Way
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Spacious 4/3 turnkey 2-story
home on comer lot has a fabu-
lous fibor plan, wood & tile
floors, upstairs MBR suite.
large kitchen pantry.
MLS# 57971 $225.000
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8B FRIDAY. JANUARY 25. 2013 CLASSIFIED News Leader
852 Mobile Homes
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE in a camp
ground. Weekly or monthly. All utility
& WiFi included. (904)225-5577.
852 Mobile Homes 852 Mobile Homes 852 Mobile Homes
AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your 3BR/2BA SW on 1 acre in Yulee. FOR RENT 2 & 3BR mobile homes for
RV to live on a campground for $425/ Private. New carpet. No smoking. rent. Weekly or monthly. In mobile
mo. All utilities included. Ask about Lease & ref's req'd. $750/mo. + $500 home park. One on 7 acres. D/W also.
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577. dep. (904)225-6084 or (904)225-9890 Call Debi at (904)759-3897.
VERY NICE 3BR/2BA DW in great
condition. Clean & bright. Laundry
room, garden tub, quiet area. 97030
STopaz CtL, Yulee. $950/mo. i dep.
ON ISLAND in park. Remodeled 2 &
3BR SWMH starting $165 wk/$675 mo.
+ dep & uti AlsAlso, 1BR apts. & 3/1
f-I 'IXTT 11' -. -- I- Iduplex. Call for details (904)261-5034.
NASSAU COUNTY'S LARGEST
SELECTION OF LONG TERM RENTALS!
3350 S. Fletcher Ave., Unit E6 1130 sf. 2BR/2BA Oceanfiron and fulv
furnihcd silh floor cndo. large lsing Room ew nd IDinmig aca with .ill
furnislin and TV Mas-cr Suite ith private bauh .tnd views .if iof e Alantic
Guit room nith n.in bcd. iaIrge private pauo, Community Pool. Want-i
i luidJ. No Ps(. )n ilaind. S1.6971/no.
2503-A W. 5th Screet 198,sr? 3BR/3BA Northend condominii n ust a quick
.triol turm the bead,. Tlild throughout and with ocean vicewfrom the Maserr
Suitt bil.ni,. Mliaii locnad ups-i., ,ith Guesr m,,ins dolwcn. Cnmmmln,,y
poi. Pei, ok. (.On [slind S1.647,mo.
16 Zachary Court 1668 f. 3BR/3EA condo just ericps from die bechl and golf
osrsc. P'seny ofi .ahinr sp-ce in iet,' kitchen iiserhsking the family roxmi with
vauid cii liigs aid :5nplace. ODer sied screened porch in back with privaie
e,,ed in biakyard. I'rs ok. On lslar.d. Sil,350/nio.
86201 Sand Hickory Trail 237 sif 4BR/2.5BA llickorv Vilag'i two story
within walking distaicc to schools Upgraded Kitchen with granitecnunter tops
opening to Family Room with fireplace! Forml Living &ft Dining Room.. tIhree
Large n3edroomi upstair. with MasterSuiten down. Security & i'rrigarmon snrem.
['et OK. OffIs land. $1,350n/o.
86867 Cartesian Pointe Dr 2552 sif 4BR/2.5BA large two t.ory house on a
coner loti in Carresian Poin. Well appointed kitchen with center land
ovscrlb)king lthe famih' rn m. Full fenced big backward. Locaiin in convenicsir
SKinips Blay, Jlacksorni ilcandAmelilianid.Peis OK. Offil iiand. I.-17/mo.
75079 Ravenwood Dr 1725 s. 3IiRi28A open floo plan 1-orid.a style home
in I milnb'crcck. Bigihtr. large omnns and kitchen overlooknlmigivng area virl
plen r of cbmn i space. Per, ok. Offisland. S1, '/mso.
1836 Perimeter Park 1i300 s 2BR2BA second floor Amelia park town house.
Sipanrate iving and dining rooms plus brcnakfast nook inkithen. Wi'asher &
Dryer. One car garage. Pets ok. On Island. $1,247/1no.
3322 Fairway Oaks 1,1 sf. 2BR/28A Omni Amelia Island Pliantation villa
located on the Fairw',yv Retcently remodeled, with updated Kitchen and
appliances. Genroum ivini spaces nnwih l.vingi/Dining Room con-bined. Ma-ter
siuire wih plivatC bhath. Op iional AllP memhership aviabil. \.Washer &e Ilr wr.
Pes ok. On Island. 51,197mo.
1777 Mariners Walk 1783 sf. 3BR/2BA Mariner, Walk condo inust a shor
dissannc to the beach and surnmrundling golf courts. All sionneilevl! Living rnom
fmiai-s, i'arge windows, rile and nc.rpet plus bulhai-ins. GaIlley K:tchIen with
microwave. Great outdoor spaces are a feature of thds community. Pets ok. On
76044 Long Pond Loop 1922 sf 3BIU2BA Ihouse in Cartesian Pointe. Large
family rom with sepirace den or ofi e. Bright open car in kitchen with view of
'pond. scunrity system and irnagariona. Paver drivcay. Peis ok. Off Island.
1127 Ocean Avenue UnitA 900 sf. 2R/2BA upstairs 19-10'a style (Ceaniront
duple with wood floors and fant.aiic views throughout!i at-in Kitchen with
separate Breakfast area. Living room overlooking the ocean. Pct[ ok. On Ithe
2119 Beach Wood 1210 sf. 2BR2BA Omni Amelia Island Plantration condo
located istr one b!nck from rhe beach! Offered fiuly furnished. tGated
community, Pool and Beath aMcces. Pet ok. On Island. $1,250/mo.
96275 Piedmont Dr 1452 sf. 3BR/2BA in the Loafton Pointe. Loo k like new
with tile throughou'living area. Open, can-in kitchen. I arge sun room on back
with A/C and softener. Peas heat overlooking idlly fenced and'well lands apedl
yard. Separate rub and shower in master. Washer & dryer plus irrigati and
waterok. Off land. $1.250/ma.
85038 Oak Grove Place 1557 s. 3BR/2BA ranch style located in quiaeL rural
setting. Tiled throughout living area with wooden rnnguc & gracwe ceilings for
a rustic look. Fireplate in Living Room with attached Dining Room. Kitchen
with walk-in pantry, gas stove arid Breakfast Nook. Large Master Suite with his
and her clie o.et.. Two generously sized guest room Screen porch wrlooking
large F'enced BackLyad isa perfect for entertaining. Washer & Dretn 'livo carn
garage with Workshop. Pets ok, Off lsland $1,2.7/.mna.
96360 Piedmont Drive 1-99 sf. 3BR/2BA I.kc fronr ingle family home
ioct.nd offAmin a Idand Concourse. lIarge Living and Dining Room combo
space with well appointed Kitchen overlooking. Bothi Guest rooms are kloated nm
the Irontof the house withthe Maiter Suirein ilhe rer. Master features a double
vanity. gardenn uib. separate over sized and tiled shower. Ihtoughout the pnrperty
room haiv excellent views'of the pond and morning sun. Double Car Garage.
Pets ck, Odl'land. S.27/mino.
96010 Stoney Dr. 1373 s. 3BRi2,BA upstairs townhouse in gated Sionsey
Creek. I argc open floor plan with huge Kitchen and center island plus Breakf.st
Area. ,Maser Suite has big walk-in clomet and separate showergarden tub.
Screened porch overlooks wooded arta and pond. One car garage. Sriall dog ok,
no camn. Offfsland. 1,1,.ilmo
95 Oak Grove 10"76' > .:BRiR"A 19'l0,s cro. l';c,:d mon i-c-nd oaqi .1
'.,c off i: s; ,ot ; ,:. silr n 'wh dc; ,s:vni, na ing'il(ing R.Om
ami.bo. H rd'wod i.i"rs m,,t.: 'sii .idroom iUpdatcd k'rii. Pllus. lige.id lut1A
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96161 Tidal Bay CO ur t 123L 3 aRal wmi mairaiid he,sne it. H(on <'v-
dlipioir-:d :'.o kih.s aslocki,, gen:',' [ii.mdv Fi;ui. Ce.lmi insa
ii):t'i':i',h;'i o l a;' i.m's:, ,Gv- 1 :tc ai kytar, d cski lil!lg pond. Ian I, a-
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9610 Stoni, Dr '.B3':3 3 8R'2A .}, u iir, 's.w;.!-so!"c ; i; aw S,, ,"i / '
L :e a i 0ii' I i..n'''. i: li-e nilchci .sd niui'r i. ,;d l.. fm.di li's,t Ar,. M.a sicr
h,1i a h:-, a igi:J w.ik-41 ,);',e; nld s::: ariic sh:,fr/grdea (ix Scr-T:n!d p'r-:
'icw,,'k. ->;,:d ,IalI a:,ls' p (J. O :l' i ,ua sarag 'm.i ,,1 A,. ok NO CA'., Hi "
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76237 long PoAd [laop 192.! .E. 'P BR/ a. house with large e rotm, in C(aris an
By.-iTe Brigin op i .mat in liiii, lhn>v lootk g gcne:e us. s fayl alily Roori l vo ci
C-.g i anld tp.ially ieLedl blackpid.-P'Ptok O'ff',slpd. S1.2,i7.ino.
97099i Coopers \Wiy (. l'"s f, TBi/2BA i,.''on hIac lot in sqicn i iaritrhatd.
,ood, (i tkm, thaoghs,,,il, ,i', alh cu Kit,:chK''ovsrhl.ki(h }:mil R t', und
)in.ni g a s.s Jl'u ,n' e iar 'ig s with ii,' shsila /l isis' IImoeli ,i''' L ii,, islnah'"ih ..
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\ah ilsi/,'lgY, iu 2 y liy Roimn (ifull'hta, asor, i id,' i'. nit n ,iv.
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30936 Paradise Commons#227 411 f. 2BR!/2BA .lly :n.'e, Aesria I'ilaes
'aonds witll c;.ot,'l pin iin d a i
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lfiide,Im ; a !s i apl xtwviia'1 ;i willh ,a -in n s -cila k"( kigt.v ,ki. um rhc geli. h,ii. .;ci.
'auni nm Room. I'.rge Ma'saer .,era wid, iwo cl isv '[. ca.. g 1/geJ psi' irig,:;ir
ynic'&ashet &a Dry"i is(.hl.d!,l. Pt, t ot. Oil ls'ud. Sl.5.0951n..
23583 Bahamaa Poinr 152B .- 806 sf. 1H. I/i nA ltp-irt, una ij Ancli., Lakes vwila
ge ar v,', o ,l i' l ike i'n'i" kiclsn. ,'dioi ,m Ian r'n,.-l np'-ls ovidi..-; ,it ig (i
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23671 Bahama Point Drive, #1212 ",, I BRIR A 1B. gr und i;i ; otn iia An,"lia
lak i' with n aw 5,np-t nluoaghaui 'nan kiti, ', el:ng 'u andu.cned pii ,,
verlokstgd ill like 'Prt ok. Offihl.d. v?7L'hno
96092 Cartesan Point Drive it it ,3li2l ,', ho.. ,1. i oii i"N 't,.. TI'ded
ioir ihnl i hii t vi i r/in ., I rc.i. L ;i',c v inn Rx wirh traite i1,,!riiig in Mc]ii,.
Not Al! A ild'(,somn 'palasn. n-' 'n. .ai. iiii axe.. 3 i.'omsn oahlt .S ei uirse a, .
pno'iy fion'r. .rige kicwl w:l'h islailn and run6ie co ntii'niops. iso,' breiaklfisai ;ia
c<;' l.kmig Hute Iull, inat'd a,!d: 'Yaird 'iv anh sa py-cov t. i p.iis. Pi' s ,ul.. (Ofi
23699 Bahama Poian. Unit 1113 i W3 I 2gR 2!A ti es' ii l^ A mdl I;l kel < ,,,ilb
loawiini sc 0to the pol'1. R,- ihnialy :Ipdated swil, new pa.int and cramC. G.dl.y K.cs
vaith auached i a .inarv R'Oal taa:rig.i a Wa h:' ; & I );n r, 1r i vJ. ,ivi:gl' and
Du)ina g spaces.'. Ma,. Su:re ':auais imilrrn n with Qiid;,li Tul'. Ce.ing fn"a,
il)oighoin1"it plii s:,i 'ii aosih wilh pr(nil. SluraLi'' Row!'. D,'s D ,l.lOflalnd
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224 DOiviion St. 87i sfC 2BRA11A ;:, y i s:I'natr Fi n:s,.d. Ihungalo,! New
amin[}'ti a :] l ps us a,lsnr it-.i'nu ti/ l nan /eho s pe1 w ooi r mplt with i,1,[ a n. a .ni lhgt t.
Ouir balc h .: fidiv tyecnld in.vakdi with- nIr-.ic silha. Washer and d-ser. 'iw':e'n
"s!,had ki iiai paneI ,dranimscaily rclsice powcr ill., t'\ s (OK. Or: Iland. Sdi';smn<.
837B Mary Stl 81i?' 'VIA1 f1 ;i tlrstr d iiplex ,c-aid i; s the Noilh clnI of
3322 Fairway Oaks !,), ,t: a R'l.i 2 'n iinT. ianac Ai* ii sesr a'.ltd On in A u',ii ,
i ,and P liiaU Aiii Vla l i,t.a 'n/ A he 'JIrwai ', nii 1 a1 u cdia i] 'ii'.N; wtcilha a icw
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224 Division St. 875 t, 2'BR!:BA ruey.n rearcv.i asl F'rn.madina buhi!ga.! Nev.
uanpit' ,lan paia ii s1nogi ut s theel, fi hI.,no 0 ( ie'' r s1 ,'i.-O.-Ianw n h ith -s sa nrm.il hght
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s- ldied o p.ni,,, acl d matica lls duol.s i' I'la b:lh Pcl A O" On, i lan ,
23671 Baldama Point Drive, #1 f2 J 'll ,l Ik lR A g:.i d f,,o, ni' iln A,;md ,
ake. i :n. .' cop, ,- Iougl.l.. Open ltd,,n, ,celi' rans ad sfe1 id p,- ,h
tw.ona,,;ing is Ltke it, O'ftcl ld S .rs,.
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FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT Eat
in kitchen. Cable, electric, & internet
Included. $400/mo. (904)849-7598
ON ISLAND 16R 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
BEACHES CHOICE 2BR/1.5BA
townhome w/ocean view, covered
porches, CH&A, ceiling fans, W/D conn.
No smoking. Water, sewer & garbage
incl. $875/mo. + dep. (904)261-4127
ACROSS FROM OCEAN 2BR/2BA,
tile, recent paint, W/D, ceiling fans.
Includes water, sewer & garbage. 57
S. Fletcher. $950/mo. + $950 dep.
Available immediately. (904)277-7622
1699 14th St.
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Up to 6 months FREE
Spaces 1,200 SF to 5,000
Please contact us for
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608 S. 8th St. Fernandina Beach, FL
Real Estate, Inc.
LONG TERM RENTALS
* 433 N. Fletcher Ave 4BR/2BA Home
$1,600/mo. + Utilties
- 224 N. 2nd Street IBR/IBA Apt $700.00
includes Water. 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
* 305 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
*551 S. Fletcher upstairs 2BR/IBA $1.200 +
* AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY
2BR/IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach. All uti.
wi-fi,TV & phone.
* 3B1,3BA townhome in Sandpiper Loop
$1450/wk plus taxes & cleaning'fee.
* Two 800sf Office/Retail spaces, can be joined
for one, 1.600 sq ft space. AiA next to
Peacock Electric $12/sq.ft-+ CAM andTax
* Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 rooms)
with bath. 576 sq. ft $1050/mo. + sales tax.
* Five PointsVillage 1,200 sq.ft.AIA/S 8th St.
exposure Great for retail, services, or
office. $1,200/mo +sales tax.
* Amelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) 910
approx. sq.ft., 3 offices, reception area,
kitchen and bathroom. $1450/mo.+ utilities.
* 1839 S 8th St. adjacent to Huddle House.
1,800 sq.ft. $1700/mo, lease + tax, Sale also
1BR/1BA $700 + deposit on N
Fletcher. Washer/Dryer & utilities
included, tenant pays electric. No
smoking. Service animals only, but will
consider sm dog. References. 904-
MURRAY HILL APARTMENTS
Rental assistance on 2 & BR HC &
non HC accessible apartments. W/D
hookups. Water, sewer & trash
provided. Call 904-261-2937 TDD/TTY
711, 1655 Lime St. FB Fl 32034. "This
institution is an equal opportunity
provider & employer."
HISTORIC DISTRICT 1BR apt.
Includes utilities, W/D. $725/mo. No
smoking. Service animals only. (904)
HISTORIC DISTRICT Charming
2BR/1BA completely remodeled duplex
(up), large deck, off street parking, pet
OK, appliances. $765 + water/sewer,
deposit. (904)335-0335 or 556-6853
FOR RENT 2BR/1.5BA TH apt.
CH&A, stove, refrig., D/W, carpet.
Service animals only. $795/mo. 828
Nottingham Dr. Call (904)261-3035.
3BR/1BA LUXURY OCEANVIEW
APT. Tile throughout, central AC, DW,
W/D. 927 N. Fletcher Ave., down.
$995/mo. + deposit. (904)386-1005
2BR/1BA DOWNSTAIRS DUPLEX -
on beach, Fletcher Ave. New carpet &
paint. Includes washer & dryer,
dishwasher, central AC. Lawn care &
water/sewer also included in $875 rent
+ security deposit. (904)335-0255 or
OCEANFRONT Great view. 2BR/1BA
upstairs. Wood floors. Sower, water &
garbage included. $900/mo. + $1000
dep. 270 S. Fletcher. (904)556-5722
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with minimum purchase
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With 1 st Visit Purchase
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DOWNTOWN 1BR/1BA Washer/
dryer. Pet OK. $700/mo. + $700 dep.
LOVELY, REMODELED VILLA -' in
Phoenix Walk. 3BR/2.5BA. 4 min. walk
to beach, 3 mm. walk to golf. 2 car
garage. $1550/mo. Leslie (904)206-
AMELIA LAKES CONDOS Living in
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis &
more! Lots of upgrades' Starting at
just $749/mo! Call Tammy for our
spring special at (904)415-6969
NEW HOME 4BR/2.5BA, 2800sf, 2
MBR, gourmet kitchen, screened back
porch. $1395/mo. + $1500 sec.
Available now. (904)860-5564
MARSH LAKES 3BR/2.5BA T.H.
1860sf 95130 Village Dr. Fireplace, lake
view, garage. $1,350/mo. Call
TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT 2815B
Ocean Dr. 4BR/3.5BA. In walking
distance to beach access. 2200'sf of
living space. 1000 sf garage. Long
term, 1 yr lease req. 1 month security
dep. $1575/mo. (904)753-2230
-HERON ISLES, YULEE 3BR/2.5BA, 2
story, all Wood floors, newly
remodeled. $1200/mo. Service animals
3BR/2BA 1700 sq ft, central island,
on cul-de-sac, fireplace, 2 car garage.
Service animals only. $1400/mo. +
712 SAN FERNANDO 1BR/1BA, w/d
hookup, CH&A, dishwasher. $775 sec.
dep. $775/mo. (904)261-3158.
Available Feb 1.
3/2 DUPLEX Remodeled. CH&A,
$895/mo. + dep. & utils. Also, 1BR
$595/mo + utils. 304 N. 10th. Ideal for
2 families. Avail now. (904)261-5034
861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES Office
space from 100 sq. ft. to 2,000 sq. ft.
Includes utilities, Internet, common
area receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For info call
866 Wanted to Rent
EXECUTIVE COUPLE SEEKING a
dog-friendly house on the island for a
long-term lease. Garage a must and a
fenced -in-yard a plus. Call (843)478-
7678 or (904)321-0518 or e-mail
TOYOTA 4-RUNNER 2000 SRS-2WD,
6 cyl. Auto., 116K miles, Lt.' Gray, one
owner, clean Car Fax, leather, A/C, Pwr
windows & doors, 16" alloy wheels.
2006 SATURN ION 76,000 miles.
1996 Impala SS rebuilt engine.
2003 Suzuki GSXR 750. (904)753-
1997 FORD F-250 LARIAT
Extended cab, leather seats, cruise,
cap on back, bedliner, new tires, 5.4
liter V8. $4,500. (904)491-3123
1997 GMC 1500 green 3-door, great
condition, $3500/OBO60. 415-1104
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