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Barnabas Center to relocate to renovated offices
Barnabas Center, Nassau's chief
nonprofit human services organiza-
tion, is relocating from its primary
South 11th Street location and con-
solidating operations at a new loca-
tion at 1303 Jasmine St.
The center's medical/dental clinic
on South 14th Street will also move
operations to the office complex on
Jasmine r.ii trhai is being renovated
for a new purpose.
The Barnabas Center offers crisis
assistance, a food pantry and med-
ical/dental care for local residents in
need. It also operates the New to You
resale store on
South 14th Street,
which sells donated
clothing and house-
S Proceeds from the
N shop, which will
remain in its current
location, support all
Lanier Barnabas programs
and donated items
are also provided for
free to those in crisis. .
Executive Director Wanda Lanier
says the expanded facilities will offer
the same services but in a consolidat-
ed common area. The nonprofit has
raised more than $450,000 of its $1
million capital expansion goal, accord-
ing to Lanier, for completion of the
new office complex by the end of the
The leading gift of $300,000 came
from the Lucy Gooding Charitable
Foundation Trust of Jacksonville,
The organization recently pur-
chased the office building on Jasmine
Street, and extensive renovations are
still needed before it is operational for
Barnabas Center services.
The renovation, once finished, will
double the space that is now being
used, Lanier said, but will still allow for
the tenants currently located in the
18,' Ni-IquiLal i .t r l.oficfl building
A rendering of the new Barnabas Center at 1303 Jasmine St. in Fernandina Beach show what the facility will look like after extensive reno-
vations. The center, which offers services for people in crisis, is raising funds for the new facility through its "Building More Room for
Compassion" capital campaign.
'"It will double the food pantry-
space," Lanier said. "We'll be able to
expand more into fresh foods with a
commercial walk-in freezer and cool-
er. There will be more meats, dairy
products, fruits and vegetables, which
are high-quality nutritional items for
families. By adding fresh foods, we
improve the choices for individuals
and families, who think they can't
afford fresh products."
Crisis assistance, health and sup-
pir I _.-n l '., 1i al l. ha'v : r\panded
space in the new facility.
"People often have multiple needs,"
Laniei said. The new facility, she said,
will offer a more cohesive approach to
meeting those needs with many relat-
ed services within the same building,
including the Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency.
The center also plans to add men-
tal health services and make space
available for educational meetings and
classes for the public.
Barnabas. which as founded in
1986 by St. Michael's Catholic Church
and other downtown churches, offers
assistance to those at risk for home-
lessness by helping them with rent
and mortgage payments and with free
food donated by local grocery stores,
churches and individuals. Those in
need of meals can get a three-day sup-
ply of food at the pantry.
Free medical and dental' care is
also available at a leased clinic space
on South 14th Street. Those services,
jliring ilh ciu nri-rcling and cilisis man-
agement, will be housed in the new
building on Jasmine Street.
The center's board of directors has
not yet decided how the crisis assis-
tance center and food pantry facility on
South 11th Street, which'- ,.'%i '1 ,l1,
the Barnabas Center, will be ii.-,.d in
the future, Lanier said. That facility
was donated by the Burns family in
1990, Lanier said, and an expansion
completed in 1996.
B.ARNABAS C':ini,.:da 3.A
Carmen Rossi with Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell, whom he escorted across Korea in a Jeep while
he was serving in the Army. Below, Rossi today at 99.
Full of life and charming
'HEATHER A. PERRY
S- armen Rossi may be approach-
ing his 100th birthday on March
e', 11, but you'd never know it to
speak to him.
"He is sharp as a tack," said family
friend Judy Hoskinson.
Rossi brightens his little corner of the
independent living area of Savannah
Grand. His wife of 72 years, 97-year-old
Betty, also resides there, but not being in
the best of health, she is in the nursing
Rossi met his future wife while he was
home on leave from the Army through a
friend who was married to her sister.
They were wed in Washington, Pa., by
a justice of the peace on Jan. 24, 1941 dur-
ing a snowstorm.
Their love of ballroom dancing often
prompted other couples to stop and
watch as they glided across the floor at
the Roseland in Pittsburgh.
Daughter Lynn Celestini and her
ROSSI Continued on 3A
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Kim Affronti, coach and founder of the Fernandiva Rollers, gears up
for practice at the Peck Center Gym. Story, more photos, 13A,
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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 1. 2013 NEWS News-Leader
Thomas J. McShane
Thomas J. "Mac" Mc-
Shane, 67, (Ret. US Army) of
Yulee, FL died Monday,
January 28, 2013 at Baptist
Medical Center in Fernandina
Mac was born in
Somerville, MA on December
23, 1945, son of the late James
R. and Ann Nora (Abbott)
McShane. He was raised in
Weymouth, MA where he
graduated from Weymouth
High School in 1964. Shortly
after graduation, he joined the
United States Army and
served in Korea and Vietnam
as well as Belgium, Germany,
Honduras, Italy and Turkey.
He had several stateside
assignments including the U.S.
Army Intelligence School, Fort
Devens, MA and the U.S.
Army Aviation School, Fort
His military career took
him to several high-level post-
ings such as the Supreme
Headquarters Allied Powers,
Europe, Headquar;ters United
States European Command,
Headquarters United Readi-'
ness Command/Joint Deploy-
fient Agency and Headquar-
ters Allied Land Forces
Southeastern Europe. During
this time, Mac attended sev-
eral colleges and universities
to include, the University of
Puget Sound, Curry College,
Cameron University, Uriiver-
sity of Northeastern Oklaho-
ma Stateand Saint Leo Univer-
sity. He received his degree
from Saint Leo University.
Upon retirement from the
United States Army, he -was
appointed as an Intern with
the Department of Defense
Dependent Schools Systems
(DoDDS). His first assignment
was as Personnel Officer for
the DoDDS Brussels, Belgium
District. He later accepted an
appointment with U.S.
Department of State with fol-
low-on assignments back to
the DoD and the Federal Law
Enforcement Training Center,
U.S. Department of Homeland
Security. In December, 2012,
Mac retired with a combined
44 years of Federal service.
Mr. McShane is survived
by his loving wife, Barbara
McShane (Smith), of Yulee,
FL and formerly of Hollis, NH;
sons, Ian McShane (Sarah)
and Brian Smith (Heather);
two daughters, Jennifer Pineo
and Kathleen Laurie; a broth-
er, Brendan McShane
(Barbara); one sister, Marie
Giacobozzi; former spouse and
friend, Vera McShane; and five
A Memorial Mass will be
celebrated at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, February 7, at St.
Michael Catholic Church in
Fernandina Beach.. Full
Military Honors will be ren-
dered by the U.S. Army Honor
Guard following the Mass.
Memorial donations may
be made to the Juvenile Diabe-
tes Foundation, 9700 Philips
Hwy., Suite 106, Jacksonville,
FL 32256 or donate online at
For more information and
to sign Mr. McShane's online
register book, please visit the
Green Pine website at
Green Pine Funeral Home
Jean Gilliam Perry
Jean Gilliam.Perry, 73, of
Albany, GA, died January 27,
2013 at her residence. A pri-
vate family burial will be held
in Screven, GA.
A native of Lowell, NC,
born to the late W.A. and
Velma Gilliam, Mrs. Perry had
resided in Albany, GA for the
past fifty years. She was a
graduate of- Albany High
School and was employed as a
medical transcriptionist with
the State of Georgia.'
Survivors include her hus-
band, John Perry of Albany,
GA, a son and his wife, Lee
and Katherine Perry of
Richmond, KY, a step-son and
his wife, Daniel and Heather
Perry of Fernandina Beach,
FL, a sister, Judy Gilliam
Gowan, a nephew and his
wife, Dawson and Amy
Gowan, and a niece, Laura
Gowan, all of Albany, GA.
Those desiring may make
contributions to the Albany
Humane Society, 1705
Oakridge Drive, Albany, GA
31707 or to United Hospice of
Cordele, 708 E. 16th Avenue,
Cordele, GA 31015.
To sign our online registry
or to send condolences to the
family, you may visit Mathews'
website at www.mathewsfu-
Mathews Iluneral Home
S Albany. GA
Barbara King Jones
Shurley, 86, of Jacksonville,
died January 21, 2013 at
Westminster Woods of
Julington Creek after a lengthy
A native of Jacksonville,
Florida, she was a longtime
resident of Fernandina Beach
where she was a homemaker
active in the Memorial United
Methodist Church. She con-
tributed her time and skills to
several charities and commu-
nity organizations including
the March of Dimes, Meals on
Wheels, the Girl Scouts of
America and ecumenical com-
munity efforts at a food.
pantry/clothes closet for those
Mrs. Slurley left Florida in
the early 1980's to live in
Raleigh, North Carolina where
she was an active member of
the Hayes Barton United
Methodist Church. Upon her
return to the Fernandina
Beach area in the early 1990's
she was con termed in and
joined St. Peter's Episcopal
Mrs. Shurfey was preceded
in death by her husband,
Fletcher R. Shurley; parents,
Rice and Virginia King: daugh-
ter, Linda Jones Dixon.
She is survived by her lov-
ing family; brother, Taylor
(Earline) King of Jacksonville,
Florida; daughters, Virginia
Ramsdell of New Market,
Virginia; Barbara (Bob) Parish'
of Tampa, Florida; and grand-
children: Joshua Ramsdell of
Marcellus, New York; Andrew
(Ashley) Ramsdell ,. of,
Lumberton. Mississippi: Adam.
Ramsdell of Harrisonburg,
Virginia; David Ramsdell of
Kileen, Texas; Courtney, Sarah
and Edward Parish, all of
Tampa, Floridla; several great-
grandchildren and nephews.
Interment will be at
Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
can be made to the USF
Foufida-tion, Inc. and mailed to
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's
Institute, 12901 Bruce B.
Downs Blvd., MDC70, Tampa,
FL 336-12, Attention: Holly
Sherry Griffin Courson,
63, Yulee, died Tuesday, Jan.
Green Pine Funeral Home
linda Dianne Harriman,
63, Fernandina Beach, died
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.
Eternity Funeral Homes &
Glen D. Huls, 52, Hilliard,.
died Wednesday, Jan. 30,2013.
Eternity Funeral Homes &
Leonard W. Lintala, 85,
Yulee, died Tuesday, Jan. 29,
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Dylan Martin Sheen, 18,
Fernandina Beach, died
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m.
today in Maxwell Hall of
Memorial United Methodist
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Miss Stella Sngith, 72,
Yulee, died Friday, Jan. 25,
OxleyHeard Funeral Directors
This Wild Nite is for the birds
/For the News-Leader
"It's All About the Birds" is
the topic of the next Wild Nite
presented by Wild Amelia and
its partner, the city of
Fernandina Beach, Department
of Recreation and Parks. The
program, free and open to the
public, will be held on Tuesday,
Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Peck
Center Auditorium. The guest
speaker is Carole Adams, for-
mer president of Duval
Audubon and a lifelong birder.
Adams has been birdwatch-
ing in all seasons since she was
a 10-year-old Junior Audubon
member. Over the ensuing
years, she has served as presi-
dent of two Audubon chapters
and as a member of the
Audubon of Florida board. She
has worked tirelessly on habitat
protection in this state and was
thrilled to be among a team of
three who discovered and iden-
tified the Great Sand-Plover on,
Huguenot in May 2009.
She enjoys speaking to
groups about birding in Florida
and is looking forward to
returning to Amelia for such a
'talk on Feb. 12, just two days
'before Valentine's Day, the day
the ancients thought that birds
chose their mates!
In "It's Afl About the Birds,"
Adams will focus on bird
counts. What is a CBC? A Big
Year? Life-List? Big Sit? E-Bird?
Find out the answers to these
and other bird-related questions
at the Feb. 12 Wild Nite!Winter
is a great time to get out and
do some' birdwatching ;on
Amelia Island: many birds win-
ter here or pass through on
migratory routes along the
Atlantic Flyway. With less dense
foliage, these winter birds are,
easier to spot.
The Wild Nite nature forum
series is held in the months pre-
PHOTO BY KATHY BROOKS/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER
"It's All About the Birds" is the topic of the Feb. 12th Wild Nite, sponsored by Wild
Amelia and the city of Fernandina Beach. The program, held at the Peck Center audi-
torium at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public and will feature Duval Audubon's
ceding the Wild Amelia Nature
FestivaL on the second Tuesday
evening of the month.
Upcoming programs will deal
with How to Create a Wildlife
Habitat in Your Garden
(March), Florida's Coastal Birds
and Special Places (April), and
the American Horseshoe Crab
The seventh annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival will be
held from May 17-19 at venues
on and around Amelia Island;
the festival is an all-volunteer
nonprofit whose mission is to
protect the wildlife and wild -
places of Amelia Island through
'Information about festival
activities, the Wild Nites series
and the Wild Amelia Nature
Photography Contest current-
ly under way is posted on the
Wild Ame-la is accepting entiles lor ihe tr-fh annual Wild
Arnelha Nature Phiol.grapl-y Contesi ihal recognizes out-
standing pholographry celebialing the wild places and wildlile
Sof Amelia Island
The contest is open to adults and children, beginning and
advanced photographers Deadline for entries is April 5
C ash pi izes will be awarded and the winning images may be
included in Wild Amelia's Nature Photography Calendar and
Review the rules and submission process at
wwa wildamelia corn A panel of judges will score each photo
(wilh names of the photographers removed and compile the
scores to determine the winners who will be announced at
3 30 p m May 18, during the Wild Amelia Nature Festival
Ecc-.Eypco at the rec center
Visit www wildamelia cornm for updates on the festival, May
17-19 Also ,visil Wild Amelia on Facebook
festival website, www.wild
amelia.com. Festival updates
Fall 2013 marks 40 years
since the opening of Amelia
Island Montessori School.
Celebrations are being
planned including a special
dedication to the late Jane
Grieveson, who devoted more
than 30 years to the school.
Organizers want to find all for-
mer students, parents, grand-
parents, faculty and board
members. Visit www.ameliais-
landmontessori.com and click
on "40 Year Celebration" to
learn more and to reconnect
with AIMS, submit pictures
and other memorabilia or to
sign up to get involved. Also
join the Facebook group
"Amelia Island Montessori
Matters," email alumni@ameli-
aislandmontessori.com or call
The Philadelphia Wade-
Selena Jones family reunion
you and your family members
to join them in Philly, July 3-7
to celebrate their biannual .
reunion. Call Helen Jones- ,
Goodwin (215-476-0983) for
rate information and details. A
private motor coach is avail-
able to and from Philadelphia.
The rates are as low as $69
round-trip, and some family
members qualify for free; call
Eve Jones for details and rates
(277-7960), The deadline for
payments is March 15.
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 for bargains on house-
hold items and decorations,
furniture, books, a special
selection of clothing and
more. When you come to
shop, don't forget your alu-
minum cans for recycling.
Cats Angels is located at
709 S. Eighth St., Fernandina
Beach. Cats Angels, Inc.
SPCA is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit
511 Ash Street. Fernandina Beach. FL, 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698
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mation visit www.catsangels.
"A pancake breakfast fund-
raiser to support the Fernan-
dina Beach High School
cheerleaders will be held from
8-10 a.m. Feb. 2 at Applebce's
on Sadler Road at South
Eighth Street. Cost is $8.
Author and artist Tine
Kirkland Graham will hold a
book signing and sketch ses-
sion for children and pets on
Feb. 2 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at
The Book Loft, 214 Centre St.
Sketches range from $15-20.
Call The Book Loft at 261-
8991 to schedule your session.
Visit www.tinegrahamicom to
learn more about Graham.
The Sons of the American
Legion Squadron 54 will hold
a Fish Fry Feb. 2 from 5-7
p.m. Enjoy fried fish, cole
slaw, french fries and hush-
puppies for an $8 donation.
The public is welcome to pick
up to-go plates at the Post, 626
S. Third St.
The Nassau County
Library System and the
Friends of the Fernandina
Beach Branch library, in part-
nership with the Association
for the Study and Preserva-
tion of African American
History of Nassau County, will
sponsor the African American
Read-In on Feb. 4 from 6:30-8
pnm. at the Fernandina library,
25 N. Fourth St.
Join community leaders as
they read selections from
books, poems and speeches
by African Americans. Special
librarian Marsha Phelts,
author Viola Walker and local
poetess Rutha Turner Jones
will read fiom their writings.
The program is free and
open to the public. Those who
would like to read, please
come prepared with a 2-3
minute selection from your
favorite African American
author. Call 277-7365 or visit
DivorceCare is a 13-week
support group and seminar
for people who are experienc-
ing separation and divorce.
Each session features video-
tapes with nationally r.ecog. ,
nized experts on divorce and
recovery topics as an opportu-
nity 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
Lori Rose at 491-3395. There
is also a dinner each
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and
all are welcome.
Walkin' Nassau is partner-
ing with the Amelia Runners
for the Ned Tyson Memorial
Pirates on the Run/Walk Feb.
9 at 8:30 a.m. starting at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. Wear your
Walkin' Nassau T-shirt and
walk the 5K as a group to cele-
brate Tyson, founder of
Walkin' Nassau. Meet in the
You must pre-register and
there is an entry fee.
Ddwnload an entry form and
submit it or register online at
m. Contact Jane Bailey at 261-
9884 or dnjbailey@mind-
spring.com if you plan to par-
ticipate with Walkin' Nassau.
The local Chapter of the
AARP #4608 will meet Feb. 12
at the Council on Aging on
18th Street (across from
Baptist Medical Center
The business meeting will
start at 1 p.m. under the new
President Albert Porter and
th,- new officers for 2013.
Annual dues of $7.50 are due.
To join the local chapter you
must be a national member of
the AARP The chapter can
sign you up for both. For
information call John Megna
Dr. B.E. Woolsey, director of the Nassau County
Health department, warned that smallpox was still
a threat and citizens should get vaccinated.
January 31, 1963
A 565-million Port of Fernandina bond was
among 13 issues under scrutiny in a federal inves-
tigation of a New York bond firm.
February 4, 1988
The Nassau County Commission moved for-
ward with construction of the North End Boat
Ramp without removing a sunken dredge for fear
the delay would cost the project grant funding.
January 31, 2003
and information are also on the
Wild Amelia Facebook page.
Have you ever dreamed
of assisting in the mainte-
nance of a historic fort
from the 1860s or helping
park visitors enjoy a day at
.the beach or hike along an
oak canopied trail? Fort
Clinch State Park invites
residents to learn more
about the volunteer oppor-
tunities available at the
Volunteer Orientation Day
on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the
visitor center between 11
a.m. and 1 p.m.
According to Park
Manager Ben Faure,
much more than the per-
sonal satisfaction that
comes from caring for the
area's natural and cultural
resources. You also
become part of the
Florida Park Service
family and will enjoy work-
ing in a beautiful setting
alongside a great group of
people! Shifts are very flex-
ible and the park can
accommodate any day of
the week to meet your
Volunteers from the
local community are need-
ed to assist with park
greeting visitors, answer-
ing phones, collecting fees
at the ranger station and
visitor center, trail projects
and historic structure
maintenance. For more'
contact Park Volunteer
Coordinator Marie Bucher
Since 1935, the
Florida Park Service has
proudly managed Fort
Clinch State Park.
Recently, it has expanded
at the park including a
fishing pier, hiking and bik-
ing trails, additional camp-
sites and ranger- and volun-
visitors enjoy Fort Clinch
State Park each year and
experience living history
programs including first-
person living history pre-
sentations depicting life as
a Union Soldier during the
Civil War, First Weekend
Garrison events, guided
nature hikes and much
more. For information
about Fort Clinch State
Park, visit www.floridas-
FRIDAY, F-BRUJARY 1.2013 NEWS News-Leader
Enlisting on his 21st birthday., Rossi spent
35years in the military, serving in the
Korean War and in the South Pacific.
ROSS 01 Continued from 1A
brother Buddy grew up all
over the world.
"They lived in Arlington,
Va., when I was born," she
notes. "Then Japan, Camp
Leroy Johnson in New
Orleans, Ft. Monroe in
Hampton, Va., and
Enlisting on his 21st
birthday, Rossi spent 35
years in the military, serving
in the Korean War and in the
South Pacific and earning
the Legion of Merit.
"I was in the Philippines
when they dropped the
bomb and Truman fired
MacArthur. I served right in
MacArthur's office. He sent
me back to Korea twice and
when he was fired, (Gen.
Matthew) Ridgeway came in
and he sent me back to
Korea again to verify what I
Army life wasn't all bad,
however. There were some
fun times as Rossi escorted
Bob Hope and Marilyn
Maxwell in a Jeep across
Korea. The entertainers put
on a show for the guys on a
"That's the first time we
got ice cream and fresh
eggs," recalled Rossi.
Retiring as a full colonel.,
his last assignment was as
comptroller for Ft. Belvoir in
After retiring, he indulg-
ed his love of horseracing,
loved to work in the yard,
and became a great cook,
making everything from
bracciole to cannoli.
When asked what the
secret to his long marriage
is, Rossi attributed that to
"She put up with me for
72 years. She's the one who
kept it going. She's the one
who stayed the course."
As far as what to do to
reach 100, Rossi's advice is
to eat right, don't smoke and
only drink in moderation.
"Growing up, my dad
made four barrels of wine
every year. He'd start in
October and press the
grapes down in the cellar.
That'- l%,al he had for the'p.
year. And I used to drink a '.
glass of wine with the meal,"
recalled Rossi, who says the
world has changed tremen-
dously from when he was a
"Nobody today has what I
had when I was a kid. I
mean, I had my mother and
my father and they came
here from Italy in 1879 and
they cooked Italian."
Growing up in
Pittsburgh, his dad, who
spoke four languages, was a
traveling salesman and his
mother and sister had gro-
Carmen Rossi upon grad-
uation from Officer
Candidate School in
His close-knit community
consisted of 15 blocks with a
bakery, a butcher shop, a
pool room and a grocery
store, all within walking dis-
tance of the row home
where he grew up. .
As a kid, Rossi and his
buddies belonged to a gym
and being a bit of a daredev-
il, he used to walk on the
rails of the bridge.
"It was a 115-foot drop,"
said Rossi, adding that his-
friend Boots also performed
this death-defying walk with
High school saw the
adventurous youth excelling
in football, boxing, swim-
ming, diving and basketball,"
and earning awards for gym-
"lBut I used the side
horse or the rings, or the
horizontal bars. There was
none of that,you know, free
elements because I had to
have my hands on some-
thing," he quipped, referring
to the floor exercises that
are part of today's gymnastic
All this healthy, home-
made food and exercise
made him so fit that when
he joined the Army, within a
short while he was the one
'drilling the troops.
dad as "full of life and very
"He's out of his room at 7
a.m. every day and does not
miss much that goes on at
Savannah Grand," she adds.
The family plans a special
celebration for the centenari-
an patriarch who has eight
grandchildren and 11 great-
More than ,100 people attended the annual meeting of Barnabas on Jan. 24, where
they were told about renovation plans for a new center at 1303 Jasmine St. Craig
True, chairman of the board of directors, presented the floor plan layout and archi-
'tect's rendering of the building. If interested in making a donation or volunteering
contact Barnabas at 261-7000.
BARNABAS Continued fiom 1A
Lanier says Barnabas operates on only 5
percent overhead costs, which is possible.
because it is staffed mostly by volunteers.
"Everyone who provides medical care is a
volunteer," she said. "Without the volunteers,
we wouldn't be able to provide services
we do. 3laptist Medical Center is also a huge
"We have significant financial and volunteer
support from churches all over the county,"
Lanier said. Many churches do routine food
Nassau County Sheriff's
detectives have provided a
copy of a new order from
Sheriff Bill Leeper to 14 con-
venience stores, reminding
them that new state law out-
laws synthetic drugs such as
Of those stores, nine were
in full compliance but five were
not, resulting in 334 packets
of synthetic canr.abinoilds
On Dec. 11, Florida
Attorney General Pam Bondi
enacted an emergency rule
outlawing 22 synthetic drugs,
commonly known as "bath
salts," "K2," "herbal incense,"
"spice" or "fake weed." The
Tmergency rule designated
these synthetic drugs as
Schedule I controlled sub-
stances, making the sale, man-
ufacturing, delivery and pos-
session with intent to sell,
manufacture or deliver these
drugs a third-degree felony.
Spoy or Neuter
drives for the Barnabas Center and send vol-
unteers to assist in.daily operations. The center
does not depend on government grants, which
Lanier says are "sporadic." 0. *
"For core services we depend on the local
community," Lanier says. "Churches are the
backbone of Barnabas."
To learn more about the capital campaign,
to donate or volunteer, contact 261-7000, email
Lanier at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.barnabascenterinc.org and click on
the "donate" button.
These drugs were widely substances are illegal and will
available throughout Florida be confiscated as prescribed
in smoke shops; truck stops, by law. We further advise that
liquor stores, bars, bowling you (store owner, managers,
alleys, convenience stores and and sales associates) cease all
on the Internet. The ingestion purchasing, restocking and
of these synthetic drugs are sale of the synthetic sub-
known to cause psychotic stances. If any illegal sub-
episodes; hallucinations, stances are found in your
seizures, paranoia, increased establishment after the date of
heart rate, nosebleeds, severe seizure, the owner, manager,
paranoia, kidney failure, and sales associate, will be sub-
tremors, unresponsiveness ject to arrest and your'busi-
and death and they have been ness may be seized and for-
linked to countless emergency feited under state law."
department visits across the The Nassau County
country,' with the majority of Sheriff's Office asks the com-'
patients being in the age range munity's assistance and dedi-
of 12-29 years old. cation to ensure that these ille-
The order signed by Leeper gal drugs remain off the
has been utilized by the shelves of local stores to pro-
Narcotics Division of the tect youth from access to these
Nassau County Sheriff's Office dangerous products. Should
to assist with the seizure of you know of or encounter an
inventory located in local illegal substance being sold at,
stores and establishments. The a local establishment, contact
order states "... whereby noti- the Nassau County Sheriff's
fy you that the sale of these Office at 548-4084.
Derrick Henry, senior
running back for Yulee
High School's football
team last fall, is on the
cover of Parade magazine
Sunday as the National
Player of the Year. The
Hornet star, now enrolled
at the University of
Alabama where he was
recruited to play football
next fall, leads the annual
Parade All-America Team
featured in the Sunday
supplement to newspa-
pers, including the Florida
Times-Union. The cover
story features the 19-year-
old "Shocka," who broke
the all-time national high
school record for total
rushing yards in a career.
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He's the motorcycle man
I IEAT IR A. PERRY
Hank Webster has been
repairing motorcycles for 40
"I started in a 12 by 20
shed," he said.
Over the years the opera-
tion grew and grew and for
about the past year, he's been
working out of a garage at
850434 US 17 in Yulee.
- "'This is a family owned
and operated business. My
son, Bud, helps out in the
shop and my wife, Dee, does
the bookkeeping," said
Webster, who works on all
types of motorcycles, from
1956 Harley Davidsons to a
1965 Triumph Tiger and "an
assortment of tricked out
They also sell cycles and
are not averse to picking
stranded cyclists up wherever
they break down.
His customers appreciate
Webster's willingness to go
the extra mile and their loyal-
ty is the foundation of his
"We are always honest
with our customers and
always trying to improve,"
said Webster. "They're all just
super. They've supported us
all along. They're what make
it good and we thank them."
Ralph Mathis drives his
Honda Gold Wing up from
Jacksonville for Webster to
"I come up here because
I've known him quite a few
years. He's a really good
mechanic and he stands
behind his work."
Webster rides with Patriot
Guard Riders in support of
our military and their families
with send-offs, homecomings
and funerals in the area.
The shop's location being
between Atlanta and Daytona
is ideal for motorcycle riders
and presents a high volume of
customers, says Webster.
"We are a motorcycle shop
that thinks outside the box.
We provide one-on-one cus-
Hank's Custom Works is
Hank Webster checks out.
a silver Honda VTX 1300
at his motorcycle service
and repair shop on ITS 17,
above. Hank and Buddy
Webster show off a snazzy,
red Swift chopper at
Hank's Custom Works,
right. "The success of our
business for the first year
in this new location is due
to our customers, and we
Hank Webster said.
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campaign years ago tagged
"Not your father's'
Oldsmobile." Fast-forward 30
years and anticipate new lines
of luxury manufacturer offer-
ings that will be different than
their baby boomer parents
enjoyed. The 75 million con-
sumers in their 30's and 40's
are too big a demographic to
ignore. They want more,
sooner than their parents who
worked up the ladder to be
able to buy a $40,000 to
$80,000 Mercedes, BMW,
Lexus, Infinity, Audi or
Cadillac. These younger luxu-
ry intenders have come to
grips with smaller square
footage living areas and gen-
erally a more practical mental-
ity that is emerging out of
necessity. To say they are
demanding is not an under-
statement. They have seen
technology offerings improve
in quality and shrink in price
(personal computers). "Why
not vehicles?" has to be in the
back of their minds. To
address these buyers;virtual-
ly all luxury brands have, or
will soon introduce, small ver-
sions of their products.
A risk exists for these
manufacturers to dilute their
brands, but the risk of not
reacting to the market has
been deemed greater. These
makers will introduce high
performance four cylinders,
with front-wheel-drive, a com-
promise to years of rear-
Look for all-wheel-drive to be
offered in these cars and gain
appeal. Subaru has made hay,
even during the recession,
with exclusive all-wheel-drive
models. Audi has offered all-
wheel-drive for some time
also. We need to also keep in
mind that CAFE standards
will force the makers to offer
these more fuel efficient mod-
els in their mix. All in all, it is
a good thing for consumers.
.....Don't be surprised if buyers
in their 50's to 70's don't also"
buy these new models, even
when they can afford more.
Mercedes will introduce a
CLA front-wheel-drive model'
this fall. It will be the first of
due by early
-' 2015. BMW
S new 320i
rEFFER'S sedan slated
REFFER'S for this
CORNER spring, start-
RickKeffer represents a
$4,300 drop from the existing
:.. VW dropped their Passat
by $7,000 and hit a home run.
We'll see how BMW does.
BMW now offers a one series
and has a platform in the
pipeline to offer 12 new
BMW/Mini models. Audi has
an A3 model offered at under
$30,000. Cadillac has an ATS
compact priced at $33,990.
The list goes on and includes
Infinity, Acura, and upscale
versions of VW, Hyundai and
Buick. Everyone wants in the
Who might this hurt? The
mainstream market is the
quick answer. With a touring
Honda running $35,000,
would you rather put a
Mercedes in your garage for
the same money? The auto-
motive gurus think that many
will choose a luxury marquis
over a well-contented Honda,
Toyota or other non-luxury
brand. These sales of entry-
level luxury brands won't just
add to the market, they will
take market share from oth-
ers. Will this push down the
price of a $35,000 Accord like
it did the VW Passat and oth-
ers? It almost has to, benefit-
ing the general market. I see
vehicles taking a smaller slice
out of household budgets, just
like deflated home values with
low rates have helped house-
hold budgets. Where wiU
these saved dollars go?
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to sign off. Have a good week.
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HIATEIR A. PRRRY/NEWS -LFADER
Jim Hamilton biked solo from Ft. Lauderdale to Amelia
Island to visit his sister and brother-in-law.
IllEATil ER A. PERRY
Jim Hamilton is no stranger
to long-distance bicycle rides.
The 72-year-old cyclist once
rode from one side of Canada
to the other.
"He's kinda crazy that way,"
said his sister Mary Pitcher of
her active brother, a resident of
Washington State who recent-
ly flew to Ft. Lauderdale with
members of his biking club for
a ride that took them to Key
"When they got back to Ft.
Lauderdale, Jim said goodbye
to the club members and
struck out alone for Amelia
"In the 20-odd years I've
known him, he has never acted
his age," said Pitcher's hus-
band, Dave. "After his 2005
trans-Canada bike ride, this one
was a cake walk."
The Pitchers, who used to
live in Key West before moving
to Fernandina Beach in 2006,
ride their bikes through Ft.
Clinch occasionally, but "not
even close to Jim's league of
Hamilton has been cycling
all his life, but long-distance
for only about 10 years.
"On my cross-Canada ride,
I lost 30 pounds training and
another 30 pounds on the ride.
That was 71 days, 3,400 miles
from Victoria, B.C. to St.
Hamilton rides about 85
miles or five hours a day,
pulling a trailer behind his bicy-
cle with 50 pounds of equip-
ment including his tent, cloth-
ing and cooking gear.
At day's end, he sets up
camp. He's learned to buy food
daily and says his diet includes
a lot of oatmeal, peanut butter
"I've camped all my life. I
used to work part-time as a
guide up in Washington State,
so the bicycling just became
another opportunity to camp."
Weather can make a good
trip bad, he adds. "It's just
something you learn to live
On the trip from Ft.
Lauderdale to Amelia Island
inclement weather was not an
"I talked to my daughter the
other day and she hadn't seen
the sun in six days," laughed
Hamilton. "But I got to see
plenty of sunshine."
The solo ride from Ft.
Lauderdale to Amelia Island
loves to ride
took six days, mostly on A1A
with Hamilton sporting a bright
neon green and black jacket
He rode the Mayport ferry
and cycled up Heckscher Drive
and didn't encounter any diffi-
culties along the way.
"I was pleasantly surprised.
You read about Florida and par-
ticularly old people in Florida,
but I didn't have any prob-
Other cycling adventures
have not been as nice. He's had
people throw things at him, has
fallen off the bike and broken
bones, and even had an
encounter with a grizzly bear
during a group ride.
"There were 18 of us on that
trip in the Northwest Territory.
We were in one lane and the
grizzly was in the other lane.
People were driving their cars
at him to try and get him off
the road but he walked right
past us and kept on going. That
was about the closest I came to
His greatest nemesis while
biking is considerably smaller
than the bears.
"My biggest fear is ticks. I
check myself thoroughly if I'm
in an area where there might
Growing up in Iowa,
Hamilton joined the Army a*ltIr
finishing college. -h' served a;
a specialist in Milili] i
"It was a good oppolrtuliil y
I lived in Japan tor two yvr,
Very few people can say tl.he
enjoyed the Army bui I did.
When I got onl in Sai
Francisco, I wcii tto 4.dti and
it looked so much like J;ipmi
that I just decided to sl;ay in
1966 and I've been there ever
Hamilton worked 35V, yc'ar
for Boeing as a tcomputOr p'-
cialist and shares his; honw
with wife, Barbara. 'Thie couple
has two grown children, James
and Sarah, and three grand-
He goes to the YMCA three
times a week. Every morning.
he gets the New York Times
and the Wall Streetfournal and
bikes to a coffee shop whenrI hI
reads them "back to back."
His advice for aspiring long-
"Just get out and try it! It
isn't everybody's cup of tea to
get on a bicycle and go five
or six hours a day, but you
have to do a minimum of five
West Nassau student dies,
another hurt in wreck
One teen was killed and
another seriously hurt after
their pickup rolled over on CR
119 near Bryceville Friday after-
noon, according to the Florida
Troopers said a Chevy pick-
up driven by 17-year-old Dustin
Hunt and carrying 15-year-old
Kyle Warren was headed west
on CR-119 east of Pistol Range
Road when Hunt tried to pass
another pickup while rounding
a curve about 4 p.m.
After passing a Chevy pick-
up driven by 56-year-old Randall
Edenfield of Bryceville at a high
speed, Hunt's truck veered
onto the grass shoulder, spun
around, veered back onto the
road and flipped over, accord-
ing to a crash report.
Hunt, who was not wearing
a seatbelt, was ejected from the
truck, in the
S h a n ds
Jacksonville, where Warren
was pronounced dead. Hunt
remained in serious condition
Monday, a Shands,spokesper-
Edenfield was not injured in
the wreck, troopers said.
The crash, and whether
alcohol was involved, remains
Warren was a West Nassau
High School freshman, an Air
Force JROTC cadet who was
quiet but popular with other
students, according to admin-
"Kyle's character can be
summed up in a few words,"
said Col. Donald Kline of the
JROTC unit. "Kyle was all
about integrity, honesty, moral-
ity and commitment. Whether
you're in the business world or
the military, these are the
ideals that you look for in a
young person, and you know
that young person will be-
come a leader in your organi-
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013 News-Leader
Library'no' vote robs town businesses
Musings, opinions, obserta-
tions, questions, and random
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
Any city commissioner
who votes "no" on Tuesday to
improve and expand the
North Fourth Street public
library will literally be voting
to take money out of the cash
registers of every downtown
business. Putting aside the
obvious benefits of a library
for a minute, consider the
numbers for what is the
busiest library in Nassau
County. Between 300-400 peo-
ple visit the library daily so
let's assume, on the very low
end, that about 100 of those
folks decide to have lunch,
grab a beer, have a ring sized,
eat an ice cream cone, buy a
book, shirt, scarf or make
some other purchase while in
town. If those 100 spent only
10 bucks each, that amounts.
to $6,000 a week, $26,000 a
month or $312,000 annually
pumped into the town's econo-
my. A downtown restaurateur
tells me that 90 percent of his
business comes from locals
with tourists making up the
other 10 percent and the
majority of folks heading to
the library are locals. The
improvements to the library
will not only ensure that this
local traffic is maintained, but
the facility's expansion will
increase it. In addition the
county has agreed to pay
$600,000 with the local
Friends of the Library organi-
Amelia Island, FL
ing in the
., lems have
s' cost the tax-
-'' *.f . payers a lot
DAVE'S the $600,000
WORLD needed from
it for the
David N benefit
lawyers, so let's see if the
commission can get this one
right and move forward with a
program that benefits every-
body, well almost everybody,
as there is probably one busi-
ness in town where folks don't
make impulse purchases -
Notre Dame Linebacker
Manti Te'o is having a tough
time explaining how he could
be naive enough to fall in love
with an imaginary online girl-
' friend so I can only envision
his stunned reaction during
the upcoming NFL scouting
combines when team coaches
and executives explain the .
Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and
the Easter Bunny to him.
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In the "and now for some-
thing completely different"
department, Steve Raszkin,
the Steve in A Taste of Wine
by Steve, and his wife Donna,
are hosting a dinner party for
a limited number of folks
where the chef, Francesco
Millano, not only does the
cooking but bursts into song
between courses of salad,
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with humans since he fears
Sequestration, which he is
convinced would leave him in
a neutered state.
Driving through my neigh-
borhood recently, I smiled to
myself as I watched seven or
eight boys aged 8-10 playing
touch football in a front yard;
three young girls learning to
master their skateboards on
the. sidewalk; three or four
other kids riding bikes and a
couple of Girl Scouts peddling
their cookies door-to-door,
scenes I never witnessed
while living in Atlanta, as no
parent in their right mind
there would let a child out of
their sight in that crime-rid-
dled, decaying Detroit of the
South. Folks, residing here is
like living in a Norman
Rockwell painting, don't take
it for granted, just look around
and see how rich our island
lives are regardless of income
The Palace Saloon's two-bit
beers are now a blurry memo-
ry, but the island is still awash
in cheap suds as The Palace is
now offering one buck craft
beer drafts Monday to Friday
from 7-9 p.m. while just down
the street the Crab Trap
pours dollar domestic drafts
from 5-7 p.m. every day but
Tuesday when they are
closed, the Dog Star Tavern
between the two offers two for
one drafts for $3 weekdays
from open to close and
Hammerhead's on Fletcher,
just off the roundabout, will
give you as much Bud Light
draft beer as you can drink for
five bucks every Thursday
from 9 p.m. till closing. If
there are better beer deals
than this out there somebody
please let me know. Oh, and
speaking of the Crab Trap,
one of the best deals on the
island that doesn't involve
beer is still Chef Jimmy
Green's Sunday special of a
fresh water lobster dinner for
$20 that comes with a choice
of baked potato, fries, grits or
green beans and hush puppies
and cole slaw, a meal that nor-
mally goes for $40. And if you
have never tried one, ask for
your lobster fried, a Chef
I know that Flash Foods
followed all the rules and did
everything within the law, but
it is still unsettling to drive by
that First Coast Highway and
South Fletcher intersection
and not see Dub Mullis's pro-
duce stand or the some 25 to
30 huge 200-year-old oaks that
once shaded that roundabout
corner. It'll take a lot more
than Flash Foods President
James Walker Jr.'s promise of
his chain's new "gorgeous"
facility to entice me into his
store as I'll be buying my gas,
beer and pork rinds else-
where, or does this make me
sound like a tree-hugging anti-
And speaking of things
that should never change, it
was announced a couple of
weeks ago that the Hogettes,
a group of male fans who wear
floppy hats, women's clothing
and pig snouts to cheer the
Washington Redskins, are
hanging up their dresses after
30 years in their assigned sta-
dium "pig pen." They took
their names from the 1980's
Redskins' legendary "Hogs"
offensive line and it won't be
the same without them.
Things I wish I had said:
"Giving money and power to
government is like giving
whiskey and car keys to
teenage boys," PJ.
O'Rourke, civil libertarian.
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Speak now for library
The library renovation proj-
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email or call your city commis-
sioners by visiting the city web-
site (vww.fbfl.us) and follow
the links to contact the city
commissioners. I have com-
plained that the city failed to
place this project, along with
others, in an advisory referen-
dum on the ballot of the last
two municipal election cycles.
Here is your Jast opportunity
to contact the city commis-
sioners and let them know how
you stand on this issue.
I wrote in previous weeks
to present the facts and to
refute some inaccuracies in ear-
lier opinion pieces on the
library project. I am extremely
gratified that both Steve
Nicklas, in his News-Leader col-
umn Jan. 30, and Publisher Foy
Maloy in the same edition,
made the effort to check the
facts and come out with
informed positions in favor of
the comfiission voting to fund
this project. I urge the city com-
missibners to do likewise.
The most compelling argu-
ment in favor of the city funding
this project is that the most
recent report from the city's .
own architectural consultant
has found that over $500,000
needs to be spent in basic ren-
ovations t9 the %ity-owned
building even without the
expansion. Therefore, for less
than an additional $100,000
commitment, the city will ben-
efit from the $600,000 budgeted
by the county and $400,000
pledged by the private sector
to double the size of the library
and completely modernize and
expand its contents and pro-
grams. The Friends of the
Library is working toward an
additional $800,000 to fund the
furnishings and contents for
the new space.
In talking to my neighbors
about the overall appeal of our
downtown, most of us who live
here have less and less reason
to come downtown. We might
occasionally treat ourselves to
a refreshment or meal at one of
'the bars or restaurants. Some
come to the farmers market on
Saturday. But for most resi-
dents, the day-to-day business
we need to attend to is limited
to the post office (which might
close), the one bank still down-
town, the courthotise (whose
services have diminished) and
the library. We do not shop
much in the tourist-oriented
businesses. But with the library
falling into disrepair, getting
crowded and less of an attrac-
tive destination, we are erod-
ing one of the reasons that res-
idents come downtown. As
pointed out by Mr. Maloy, we
are talking about 350-400 visi-
tors daily. And as is always
argued about investments in
our downtown to attract-more
bodies, there is a multiplier
effect. If someone comes to use
the library, they might well
browse the shops, have lunch,
buy an ice cream, etc. As I have
argued in the past*, this is too
good an investment to pass up.
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Great Danes make great messes
Imagine having a nearly 6-foot tall, 120-
pound two-year-old child in t'he house. Just
when you straighten something out in one
room, all hell breaks loose in another. And by
the time you put out that domestic brush lire,
the little booger has schemed and plotted and
unleashed pandemonium somewhere else.
Imagine "No! No! No!" being three words
you chant all day like some sort of holy
mantra. Of course, your two-year-old, being
pretty bright, quickly figures out what that
word means. You know that he does because
his slumping posture and the look on his face
gives him away when you catch him in the act
of pulling all the toilet paper off the roll. But it
still doesn't deter him from testing the limits
of your sanity and engaging in the forbidden
behavior. And why should it? Knocking stuff of
a table and opening everything in the kitchen
pantry is great good fun. Like the old saying
goes, sometimes it's easier to hope for forgive-
ness than ask for permission.
But two-year-old kids aren't 6-feet tall and
weigh 120 pounds. Unless, of course, they hap-
pen to be Great Danes.
When my wife and I drove over to
Pensacola a few weeks ago to bring home
Moose, the Great Dane we adopted, we were
impressed by his regal bearing, his size, his
beautiful harlequin markings and his sweet
disposition. In short, we clicked right away.
We asked about his behavior and his tempera-
ment and were happy with what we were told.
In fact, we were so enamored of Moose,
that a few words of caution flew unnoticed
under our radar. I remember
being told that Great Danes
are puppies until they're
about three but I didn't give
it much thought. After, all,
are we not experienced Great
Dane owners? Samson was
with us for over five years
and was about 10 years old
when he passed away around
Thanksgiving. Paige, our
female Dane, we've had for
nearly three years and she's
now going on seven. We
know all about Great Dane
behavior and their quirks,
like leaning heavily against you when you're
standing or backing up to you and trying to sit
on your lap while you're sitting.
We're accustomed to lugging huge bags of
dog food home from the store and then clean-
ing the yard of enough poop to make the leav-
ings of a small herd of cows seem trivial. We're
quite familiar with the occasional bouts of
roughhousing and horseplay Danes require to
work off their sometimes excessive energy.
Behavior and temperament wise, you could
compare Samson and Paige to, oh, maybe
Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth, calm and
reserved for the ,most part except for some
occasional energetic activity, which I suppose
you could compare to the Royals engaging
in a brisk game of polo, if Her Majesty played
And then along came Moose. Moose is not
the staid and reserved Prince of Wales. Think
Robin Williams on an overdose of Red Bull.
Figuring out how to Moose-proof the house
has been a challenge. It's also a work in
progress. A dog than can stand on his hind
legs and lick his 6-foot, 3-inch master in the
face can stand flat-footed on the kitchen floor
and counter surf to his heart's content. No
matter how far back you put it, it ain't out of
reach. We've learned jhat if we want to eat our
cookies ourselves, we have to stash them in
the microwave, on top of the fridge or in the
oven. Pretty much anywhere else Moose can
get to them.
So now I'm training him. He officially starts
school in late February. In the meantime, the
trainer is having me go through basic com-
mands with him. He's very intelligent and has
learned sit, lie down, shake hands, wait and off
pretty well for the most part. Sometimes it
takes a couple of commands but he usually
gets it right. He craves praise so that makes it
But it's still like having a dump truck with
bad brakes careening around the house.
Lately, instead of going on regular walks with
him, I put his leash on and ride my bike while
he runs along with me. A few times around the
block usually has him pretty calm afterward.
I work with him a few minutes each day on
the basics. Like most kids, his attention wan-
ders if we work too long.
Uh-oh. Gotta go.
"No! No! No!" Off the table, dang it!
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Cold Night Shelter
I would like to thank you mention-
ing the cold night shelter in the paper
but would like to correct a few things
("Help, hope for homeless," Jan. 2).
The coordinator is Patricia dejesus,
not Kristen Mandrick. The shelter is
only an overnight facility. We welcome
not only the homeless but anyone who
needs a warm, dry, safe place to sleep.
The Cold Night Shelter is located at
the corner of South 14th aid Jasmine
at Fernandina Beach Church of Christ.
The Cold Night Shelter opens when
temperatures drop to 40 degrees or
less as predicted by NOAA (National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra-
tion). We welcome guests at 7 p.m.
and they must leave by 6:30 a.m. We
offer a warm meal and give them a
warm, dry, safe place to sleep. Blankets
and jackets are donated by the com-
munity for their comfort. We also pro-
vide a sack lunch when they leave and
a warm breakfast provided by Doo
... o,, ii i- -..'i-on we have been
',h.,. _.'._ -I .. \ ': u r. \ .",4 hours. Thu'.
Cold Night Shelter is operated entire-
ly on donations and the generosity of
Tony's Pizza, Dominos Pizza,
Horizons, Gourmet Gourmet, Sonny's
BBQ and Doo Wop Diner have pro-
vided the meals this season. To them
thank you so much.
Individuals can call 277-2517; a
recording will let them know if the
shelter is open. Also a sign is placed by
the road announcing when the shelter
They can also contact 277-2517 or
(904) 624-5633 (Patiicia dejesus, this
season's coordinator) for details, to
volunteer or to make a donation.
In the early morning hours of Jan.
21, a national holiday, Flash Foods and
its President James Walker launched a
blitzkrieg on a parcel of land at the
intersection of First Coast Highway
and South Fletcher Avenue by the
roundabout. By lunch the clear-cutting
crews had leveled the old growth oaks
on the site, many of which had cast
shade on this island for over 100 years.
The speed, timing and efficiency of
this offensive was a transparent move
by Mr. Walker to terminate- any
prospects of dialogue with his neigh-
bors on the possibility of saving some
of the trees.
I am sure Mr. Walker would argue
that he owned the land and was oper-
ating within the variance he had been
granted by Nassau.County.earlier, and
he was under no obligation to talk to
anyone about his plans. But there are
several factors that argue against Mr.
Walker's convenient position and add
further to the regrettable course of
action he chose.
First, it is probably no coincidence
that Mr. Walker's plans for this Flash
Foods site came after substantial pub-
lic tax dollars had been spent to
upgrade the supporting transportation
infrastructure. Improvements to South
Fletcher Avenue and the First Coast
Highway, along with the new traffic
roundabout, were critical to the type
and volume of traffic that will be gen-
erated by the enlarged Flash Foods.
The public's generosity would seem
to have warranted at least a conversa-
Second, the Flash Foods site has
importance to the island beyond the
heritage oaks that were destroyed. The
intersection of South Fletcher and First
Coast Highway and the new round-
about marks the convergence of the
north and south sides of the island.
As such, this is a critical gateway on the
island (a fact not lost on Flash Foods).
Imagine if Flash Foods had sought
through its design to capitalize on this
unique quality; to develop a site plan
that reduced tree removal and
enhanced these gateway qualities.
Third, it remains to be seen just
how much of a traffic problem will be
created by the Flash Foods at this loca-
tion. But there are reasons to suggest
that it could be substantial, Car and
truck movements in and out of the
Flash Foods at the roundabout will
likely create an unsafe'traffic situation.
Of further concern, it does not appear
that any consideration has been given
to the new bike and pedeiilar ii ,1l
under 'i -,- u l' i Ir he ; iiii,..li.,' .
', 'ii of the Flash Poods site.
Though these mature oaks are now
gone, this unfortunate situation does
offer direction for a number of actions
that are needed.
Most importantly, steps need to be
taken soon to revise the county's ordi-
nance designed to protect the oak and
magnolia trees within the unincorpo-
rated areas of Amelia Island (the tree
ordinance). At a minimum, variance
H dealing with development plans on
parcels with an existing structure
needs immediate attention to prevent
future abuse of the purposes of the
ordinance such as that demonstrated
by Flash Foods.
It is regrettable, but actions like
those taken by Flash Foods give a
black eye to the business community
on the island. But businesses through-
out the island have demonstrated time
and again the value and payoff of build-
ing the econonry of this area while pro-
tecting those assets that contribute to
the quality of life on the island. The
Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee
Chamber of Commerce has an excel-
lent program of recognizing those busi-
nesses that make it a priority to give
back to the community. This is an
excellent program, and the chamber
should be encouraged to broaden its
scope by highlighting in particular
those companies that have employed
imagination and determination to
ensure that their business practices
preserve and protect the environment
quality of this area.
Mr. Walker and his team must
admit that their actions have created
for the Flash Foods a major public rela-
tions problem on Amelia Island. There,
are, however, good faith steps the com-
pany could take to help repair the dam-
age. Consistent with provisions in the
tree ordinance, Flash Foods could
donate to the county and plant on pub-
lic land 15- to 18- foot replacement
oaks (no less than 62 or two oaks for
every tree on the site Flash Foods
removed). I hope Flash Foods will
objectively weigh what this approach or
comparable approaches would do to
address the rancor its actions have cre-
Until such time as Mr. Walker
makes a public statement that the com-
pany intends to compensate in some
appropriate way for the needless loss
CHRISTOPHER WEYANT/THE HILL (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
of all of the trees, I will refrain from
patronizing any Flash Foods or busi-
ness located within a Flash Foods prop-
erty. I hope everyone on the island
who cares about the welfare of Amelia's
special environment will join me.
Ahhh, early spring in Nassau
Birds are nesting.
Flowers are blooming.
Century trees are falling to the.
Gas stations and airports are win-
The county and its residents are
County commissioners, we need a
Relative to the ever-increasing small
plane noise in our cherished skies, and
the resulting daily assault on our island
"quietude," I share a quote-from one
Charles Lindbergh, after he had
returned to Earth, for good: "I real-
ized that if I had to choose, I would
rather have birds than airplanes."
Martha Turner Boyle
Gun violence and
You hear just about everything on
guns, they are evil. Here is the truth,
and you need to think about it.
Hollywood crowds, they are making
a lot of money from violence, take a
look at the movies. Now I would say
the last thing we need in this country
is censorship of the First Amendment,
but you are not hearing the governor
of New York say anything about that.
The fact is just about every movie that
comes out of Hollywood, you see guns,
people getting killed. But the Holly-
wood crowd are not taking their share
of the blame.
We can't have kids praying in school
unless they are Muslim. When we had
God, faith, things were a bit better, but
you have the atheist and the ACLU to
blame for that. Our rights have been
chipped away, but we keep sending
the same crowd into Washington, but
they are not fighting for the people
any longer. This country needs to get
it together, because if we fall apart,
look at places that fall apart, then tell
me it can't happen here.
We have elected a man to the high-
est office in the land that clearly does
not have the best interest of our coun-
try at heart. Our constitution is being
shredded, our rights are falling, the
people should be mad as hell, but right
now they have their sights on another
one of our rights.
We have laws that the law enforce-
ment either can't enforce, or won't.
Our streets are being run by gangs; if
you want drugs you can find them,
you have to keep your doors locked,
you have to keep your cars and trucks
locked. Illegal aliens make it here by
any means possible, that is breaking
the law, but Washington does nothing,
they even get to stay. We have slaves in
the big cities, I would love to see
Bloomberg do something about the
sweatshops in New York, but I would
bet there is money being paid to high-
ranking people, between drugs, pros-
titution, people stealing what good peo-
ple have worked hard to buy.
We need to get people thinking
about why is there all these shootings,
it has nothing to do about law-abiding
gun owners, let me say it again slowly.
It has nothing to do with what style
gun, how many bullets a mag will hold.
There are evil people, they watch the
movies and play the horrific games.
But you Won't hear Hollywood take
their blame. Here is a suggestion, but
you won't hear Hollywood get behind
it, change the rating, if there is guns,
drugs, sex, nudity, ban anyone under
the age of 21 from going to see it in the
theater, once the movie comes out on
DVD, it's up to the parents to say "No
you can't watch that movie." TheXbox,
PlayStation, have you paid attention to
the games your kids are playing? Really
have you sat down while your kids are
playing one of these games? I can't
believe some people think there is
nothing wrong about letting the kids
watch these movies or play those
But when a kid grabs his parents'
gun and goes on a killing spree, instead
of looking at the reason, they want to
turn to our Second Amendment rights.
Let's look at why these kids are doing
it first, have you noticed after a shoot-
ing, they find that the shooter is taking
some mind-altering drug, they watch
violent movies, games. I must admit, I
like to see the action movie, but let's set
a more responsible age for movies and
One important thing for a respon-
sible gun owner, keep your guns
Let's not sacrifice our right of law-
abiding gun owners, yes, I have high
cap mags, I've got a semi-auto weapon,
I carry a weapon 24/7. I'llbe damned
if I will let a Washington bureaucrat
that does not understand anything
about my weapon, but it looks scary,
it's sad, even those that want to take
our guns, don't really know anything
about the gun. Did you know you can
legally own an automatic assault
weapon, see that is a assault rifle, fully
automatic, they can be purchased. But
the list or regulations are long, and
have to be followed, before you can
even own one, it takes a license, just to
submit the paperwork you have to pay
a'$200 tax, a background check, that is
not a call in, you are fingerprinted, or
by the way, you can't buy just any auto-
matic weapons, and the ones out there
cost a lot of money.
Now here is the truth you won't
hear, since the laws have changed, and
to legally own an automatic weapon
has really been restricted, you won't
find where a legally owned weapon
was used in a shooting once you spend
that amount of change on you collec-
tion. You don't waste your rights.
J.L. Brown Jr.
I enjoyed the letter in your Voice of
the People (Jan. 25) on how naive we
are about guns and the Second
Amendment of the Constitution. Just
to add to this lack of information is
the latest questionable statement made
by our president in a meeting with his
"Top Brass" and reported on YouTube.
His question was, "Will you fire on
I have two questions: first and fore-
most as the Commander in Chief is the
president making a declaration of war
on the American citizens? If so, thank
God for the Second Amendment. It's
obvious that his comment referenced
the gun issues in the letter.
My next concern is the president's
attitude against the Catholic Church
and the obvious ploy on birth control
as a means to bankrupt the church
by disallowing their tax breaks for not
following his birth control edict.
The next serious issue not being
reported is the president's association
with Israel and obvious leaning
towards Muslims who interestingly
hate Jews and Christians. What do we
need as a serious wakeup call? If you
follow history, all socialist leaders had
to have a cause. In Germany, Hitler
had the Jews.
Donald R. Gerarde
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B less the Lord, oh my soul, and
all that is within me, bless His
holy name. Bless the Lord, oh
my soul, and forget not all His
It is so important for us to remember
God's benefits and not our accomplish-
ments. His provisions are superior and
they are eternal. Not only are His bene-
fits the best provision available in the
universe, but they aid us in living victo-
rious lives right here on the Earth.
God's benefit package includes for-
giveness, that is primary. However, He
gives us much more, who forgiveth all
our iniquities; who health all our dis-
eases; who redeemeth our life from
destruction; who crowneth us with lov-
ing kindness and tender mercies; who
satisfieth our mouth with good things so
that our youth is renewed like the
eagle's. He heals us, redeems us,
crowns us, and satisfies us.
Surely we know by now that nothing
and no one can satisfy us apart from
Jesus. However, the moment we make
our choice to be redeemed is the
moment God moves to exalt us. At that
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Him daily for inspiring us to foc
what is truly important. His love
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tears of joy at the thought that v
important to Him. Let's ask Him
tinue to correct us, rebuke us, a
strengthen us when and where
sary for truly we desire to be a'
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have Lots of love and blessings to Sis.
r quest Luverta Baker, her brother Ammie
fade in Lee and his family, to Keona Overstreet
s provi- and her family. Keep smiling, God loves
s all of Congratulations to those Nassau
hat all County citizens who traveled to the cold
r in D.C. area to support our president. It
e iniqui- was worth it all to witness history in
estruc- this time. Will it happen again? Only
.If we God knows.
emem- Birthday wishes to Annie Johnson,
refits, Darius Geter, Mykita Jones, Reginald
we had Way, Paul Jones, Aletha Albertie,
His ben- Vincient Jones, George Mason, Allan
Uinds Johnson, Barbara Baker, Edith Jackson,
al. If we Valerie Smith, Catherine McGowen,
Tommie McGowen, Tomasena
hank McGowen, Rochelle Walker, Alice
us on Christina Jones, Veronica Horne-
e and Robinson, Samuel Albertie, Shamari
tears, White, and Laloya Shepard.
we are so Fond memories of our mother, Annie
ito con- Lee Johnson, who would have celebrat-
ind ed 99 years on Jan. 28, 2013 but God
neces- called her home on Oct. 31, 2012. To
vessel fit God be the glory..
Tickets are on sale now for
"Willy Wonka Jr." a
musical presented by The
Nassau Players that
includes 60 talented
Nassau County students
from third through 12th
grade. Show dates are Feb.
7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.,
Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. and Feb.
14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
in the Fernandina Beach
Middle School auditorium,
315 Citrona Drive. Tickets
are $10 and can be pur-
chased in advance at the
school and at Amelia
Awards, 815 S. Eighth St.
Cast members include,
back row, from left,
Spencer Puentes, Allie
Burrows, Jenny Strozinsky,
Zoe Stein and Bryce
Ocepek. Front row, Reegan
Liam Carroll, Tanner
Reeves, Jessica Poteat and
Jonathan Maurer. Proceeds
will benefit Communities In
Clerk's Finance Department earns two awards
The Nassau County Clerk's Finance
Department has earned two awards fori
excellence in financial reporting.
The Clerk's Comprehensive Annual
Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal
year endel Sept 30, 2011 has earned a
Certificate of Achievement for
Excellence in Financial Reporting. This
is the sixth year in a row the depart-
ment has earned this award. The
Certificate of Achievement is awarded
by the Government Finance Officers
Association (GFOA) and is the highest
form of recognition in the area of gov-
ernmental accounting and financial
The GFOA also recognized the
Clerk's Popular Annual Financial Report
(PAFR) for the fiscal year ended Sept.
30, 2011 with an Award for Outstanding
Achievement in Popular Annual
The GFOA established the awards
program in 1991 to encourage and assist
state and local governments to extract
information from their comprehensive
annual financial report to produce high
quality reports specifically designed to
be readily accessible and easily under-
standable to the general public and
other interested parties without a back-
ground in public finance.
An impartial panel of judges evalu-
ates the CAFR and PAFR in order to
Clerk of Court John Crawford, center, with members of his Finance
Department, which recently received two awards for excellence in financial
meet the high standards of each pro-
gram. Both the CAFR and PAFR are
available on the Clerk's website:
'These awards demonstrate that my
Finance Department staff continues to
excel in the area of financial reporting,
which is essential considering that the
Florida Constitution designates the
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Golden year for
Originating from a compet-
itive race between shrimp
boats and their captains in
1964, the Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival has evolved
over the years to become a
full-fledged weekend celebra-
tion presented by Publix.
In 2013, the Shrimp
Festival will commemorate 50
years of fun on May 3,4 and 5,
along Centre Street in down-
town Fernandina Beach. The
Golden Anniversary will fea-
ture a variety of children's
activities, live entertainment,
fine arts and crafts and much
more. Guests can treat them-
selves to their favorite feast of
the sea, whether it be Shrimp
Pie, Shrimp Quesadillas, Fried
Shrimp, Boiled Shrimp or
Shrimp Pizza just a few of
the dishes prepared by local
citizens on behalf of their local
Pirates roaming the
Atlantic are just another one
of Amelia Island's tales that
come to life at this year's Isle
of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival, celebrating all things
shrimp since 1964 catching
them, cooking them, eating
them and even drawing them.
The Southeast Tourism
Society has named the Isle of
Eight Flags Shrimp Festival a
Top-20 event for the past 11
years. This year's incredible
lineup of fine arts, crafts and
antiques, delicious food and
lively entertainment is sure to
live up to that distinction.
Catch fantastic bargains
during the Downtown
Merchants Sidewalk Sale all
day Friday. The Isle of Eight
Flags Shrimp Festival, pre-
sented by Publix, officially
kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday
evening, May 3, when food
booths, entertainment and
activities open at the
Riverfront and Kids Fun Zone
only. The opening ceremony
officially starts the festivities
at 6:30 p.m. on the Riverfront
Stage, followed by the Miss
Shrimp Festival Scholarship
Pageant, music and a Pirate
Invasion, with fireworks
S-sclheduil-d at ) 45p.ff.
On Saturday, May 4 from 9
a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday,
May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
visitors can enjoy the works of
more than 300 award-winning
artists and craftspeople and
their creations in watercolor,
acrylics, oils, sculpture, metal,
photography, pottery and
more. All participating
exhibitors are fully juried to
qualify for entry into the
show. Best in Show will
receive a $3,000 cash prize.
Selected as a Top 200
Outdoor Art Festival in the
U.S. by Sunshine Artist
Magazine, the festival also
boasts an excellent showing
of fine antiques and collecti-
bles, with approximately 75
booths, including furniture,
Depression glass, jewelry,
crystal and coins. Student art-
work from all public and pri-
vate schools in Nassau
County are displayed, with
awards for outstanding pieces
given by local businesses.
What would a Shrimp
Festival be without shrimp?
The pre-festival Pirate
Parade, presented by
Amelia Island, will be
held on Saturday,
April27 at11 a.m. as
it takes over Centre
Street in downtown
Fernandina Beach to
the theme of 'The
Year of the Golden
Seafood and shrimp dishes
abound, all prepared with a
local flair and flavor by dozens
of civic and charitable organi-
zations from the Fernandina
Beach and surrounding
Nassau County. The treats for
the taste buds and eyes are
rivaled only by musical per-
formances from regional and
local acts that will fill the sea-
side air with the sounds of
jazz, pop, rock, folk and coun-
try. Beach music will be pro-
vided by the "house band,"
the ever popular Swingin'
Medallions, who will perform
on Sunday afternoon.
See colorful pirates sword-
fight, loot and plunder in the
streets after they invade the
festival by a pirate shrimp
boat a throwback to the days
when Amelia was ruled under
foreign flags. A "Blessing of
the Fleet" and the "Best
Decorated Shrimp Boat
Parade and Contest" on
Sunday will entertain guests
at the riverfront. Contests
include Little Pirate, Pirate in
Training and Best Beard on
Saturday and a Shrimp Ice
Cream Eating Contest on
Get with the spirit of the
festival and entertain the fami-
ly in the Kids Fun Zone with
activities for all ages and
entertainment throughout the
weekend provided by Rick'
Hubbard's Kazoobie Show,
JuggleSTUFF and Pirate
School, among others. And,
don't forget to tighten the
wooden leg, Black Beards,
and join the YMCA 5-K run on
Saturday morning. Later,
bring the crew to the Shrimp
Festival Putt-Putt Tournament
at Main Beach Saturday night.
Join the locals for the pre-
festival Pirate Parade, present-
ed by Residence Inn, Amelia
Island, to be held on Saturday,
April 27 at 11 a.m. as it takes
over Centre Street in down-
town Fernandina Beach to the
theme of "The Year of the
craftsmanship will abound
with the imaginative floats and
unique entries vying for "Best
of Parade" honors.
There are truly memories
to be made for everyone at
this storied festival. For a
schedule of events for the
50th Annual Isle of Eight
Flags Shrimp Festival, pre-
sented by Publix, visit
Hilary Hahn WinterFest
concert program released
The Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival's
first-ever WinterFest 2013, a
special mini-festival featuring
artists, will present violinist
Hilary Hahn on Feb. 6 at 7
p.m. at Amelia Plantation
technical brilliance and origi-
nal interpretations have made
her one of the most sought-
after artists of our time. This
concert features tiered ticket
pricing: $95 (includes post-
concert reception and pre-
ferred seating); $45 general
admission; $29 special sale
price for seats in back right
rows. Visit www.aicmf.com
for tickets or call 261-1779.
The festival has released
the program for Hahn's con-
cert, accompanied by Cory
Smythe on piano and
Christopher Rex on cello:
Corelli Sonata No. 4 in F
Major, Op. 5 (1653-1713)
J.S. Bach Partita No. 2 in
D Minor, BWV 1004 (1685-
Mendelssohn Piano Trio
No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49
Molto allegro ed agitato
Andante con moto tran-
Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
Finale: Allegro assai appas-
Selected Shorts from "In
27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn
Anton Garcia Abril: First
Jeff Myers: The Angry
Birds of Kauai
Kala Ramnath: Aalap and
Mark Anthony Turnage:
James Newton Howard:
Elliott Sharp: Storm of the
Hahn will be on hand to
auttograph programs and
recordings in the lobby fol-
lowing the performance.
Her recordings are avail-
able on Deutsche
Grammophon and on Sony
FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 1.2013/News-Lcadcr
Becky Jordi, County'
ture Extension Agent, will
conduct a Plant Clinic from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Yulee
Extension Office (A1A and
Pages Dairy Road),. All county
residents are invited to bring
plant samples showing prob-
lems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
and solutions offered for cor-
rection. There is no fee for
this service. For information .
call (904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on phone duty
Friday, at 491-7340.
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
County Demonstration Gar-
den. For information, see the
Extension website at: http://
ters.html or call the Exten-
sion office at (904) 879-1019,.
Master Gardeners are on
duty on Fridays, at 491-7340.
On Feb. 9 and 16 from 8:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Yulee
Extension office, County
ture Agent Rebecca L. Jordi
will conduct a two-day semi-
nar, the "Crash Course on
Northeast Florida Garden-
Topics will include "Flor-
turf grass care, trees, shrubs,
vegetables, perennials and
annuals. There will be plant
giveaways and a full notebook
on how to be a successful gar-
dener in Northeast Florida.
Registration is due by
today. Fee is $50 per person
or $75 per couple. Make
checks out to "Nassau County
Extension." If registration is
too low, the class will be can-
celed. Register today at the
Callahan office from 8 a.m.-5
p.m. or from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at
the Yulee satellite office.
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 Gosnell will
conduct classes on rose gar-
dening. On Tuesday, Feb. 12,
he will discuss the selection,
care, maintenance and feed-
ing 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 Governmental
Complex in Yulee. Both start
at 10 a.m. and are free to the
public. This is a great oppor-
tunity to receive information
from a certified member of
the Jacksonville Rose Society.
For more information, see
matters.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 Memorial
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 after entering
the park. Entrance to the park
Bring binoculars, field
guide, bug juice, sunscreen,
rain gear and water.
Bee, bird, bat boxes at show
For the News Leader
Terry and Taryn Evans of
Creative Garden Structures
will join Southeast Tourism
Society's Top 20 Event, the
Amelia Island Garden Show,
on March 2 and 3.
With a belief in sustainable
garden practices, Creative
Garden Structures will have
available products that reflect
their philosophy including
Florida native plants, bird, bee
and bat boxes, rain barrels,
green roof sheds and other
small structures, arbors as well
as small handmade garden
Amelia Island Garden Show
celebrates its fourth year at
Central Park. For two days,
March 2 and 3, Mother Nature
shows off her brightest colors
in a vast array of botanical won-
ders from more than 50 nurs-
eries and growers showcasing
a full assortment of flowers,
ferns, trees and palms, orchids,
natives, succulents, bamboo,
roses, butterfly-friendly plants,
shrubs and much more, com-
plemented with garden acces-
sories such as pottery, outdoor
wall and fence decor, framed
outdoor wall and fence d6cor,
framed outdoor art, furniture
For both days, on-site
experts will be available to
Terry Evans of Creative Garden Structures with his bee
boxes, which will be available at the Amelia Island
Garden Show next month along with Florida native
plants, bird and bat boxes, rain barrels, green roof
sheds and other small structures, arbors and small
handmade garden accessories.
answer your questions about
-gardening challenges and how
to green your home, yard and
garden. Enjoy the scheduled
presentations and demonstra-
tions at the "Ask the Expert"
booth. Stop for an up close and
personal encounter with a rap-
tor presented by ARC, the bird
of prey rehabilitation center
dedicated to raptor rehabilita-
tion, education and research
and increasing public aware-
ness of Florida's magnificent
raptors and the natural habi-
tats in which they live.
From fresh pastries and a
coffee latte for breakfast to
delectable arepas and comfort
food for lunch, the Picnic
Bench Dining Court will serve
something to suit every taste.
And don't miss the Gourmet
Marketplace with gourmet
foods and produce booths
throughout the show.
A two-day pass for both
Saturday and Sunday is .$5.
Admission for Sunday only is
$4. Children under 12 are free,
and please no pets.
For details, visit www.
ameliagarden.com. Thank you
to the sponsors who make this
event possible: AICVB, the
Country Legends 100.7, Keep
Nassau Beautiful and the 10-
year old award-winning Amelia
Farmers Market, open every
Saturdayfrom 9 a.m.-i p.m. at
the Shops of Omni Amelia
Island Plantation. Shop for
farm-direct fruits and vegeta-
bles, a variety of organic prod-
ucts and specialty foods. Also
discover gourmet baked goods
and prepared foods such as jel-
lies, relishes and marinades.
The market is also the perfect
location to choose from a wide
variety of specialty plants and
garden flowers. No pets,
Wild Amelia seeks volunteers for road cleanup
Calling all volunteers who want to work
- literally at the grass-roots level. Wild
Amelia has scheduled an Adopt-a-Road
Cleanup for Saturday, Feb. 9 at 9 a.m.
All volunteers wishing to help clean up
a three mile stretch of South Fletcher
Avenue from Sadler Road to Peters Point
should meet at Peters Point parking lot at
9 a.m. on Feb. 9. Each volunteer will work
on only a portion of the entire route.
Disposable gloves, orange safety vests and
litter bags will be provided; volunteers
should dress for the weather, wear closed-
toe shoes, and bring some water.
It is a requirement that everyone who
participates in the event view the safety
video on the following website:
www.doi.state.fl.us follow the site to main-
tenance, adopt-a-highway safety video.
Wild Amelia sponsors four Adopt-a-
Road cleanup a year, and has done so for
six years. Additionally, for three years,
Wild Amelia had sponsored Adopt-a-Shore
cleanup along a stretch of the Fort Clinch
State Park beach. Wild Amelia needs your
help a donation of one hour of your time
to clean up the environment and keep our
island pristine. Can you spare that hour?
For more information on the Adopt-a-
Road Cleanup, email .pam@alabeach
rentals. com or call 261-6408.
Wild Amelia is an all-volunteer non-
profit organization whose mission is to
educate visitors to and residents of Amelia
Islandl about the wildlife and wild places
that make the island so special. Through
year-round educational programs, which
culminate in a three-day festival in May,
Wild Amelia hopes to help protect the
nature of the island.
For more information about Wild
Amelia and the seventh annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival (May 17-19), visit
www.wildamelia.com and Wild Amelia's
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1,2013 YULEE'S ABUZZ News-Leader
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Literacy Week," 10 sen-
iors from Yulee High
spent the morning at
Yulee Elementary reading
'* .' aloud to classes Jan. 16.
Left, YHS students
Y- Shauna Turnmire and
Kathryn Tremblay read to
teacher Lisa Weaver's
class, including Halley
,rSever, Jessica Haight,
Chris Miller and John
Glisson. YHS student
Savannah Shelton, right,
reads to teacher Gloria
Mason's third grade class.
Below left, YHS student
reads to teacher Desiree
Bolton's fourth grade
class. Frances Rivera-
Pachero and Alexandra
Hutzler read to Jeanne
Elliott's fifth grade class,
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Ever since I could walk, my dad had me cleaning shelves
and stuff My granddad started the business in 1942.'
STEVE TURNER, OWNER. TURNER ACE HARDWARE
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Turner Ace Hardware is a long way
from the old-time store that carried most-
ly home repair items.
"We have a large variety of merchan-
dise from hardware to plants to grills to
gifts," says owner Steve Turner, who
has been involved in the family busi-
ness since he was a little guy.
"Ever since I could walk, my dad
had me cleaning shelves and stuff. My
granddad started the business ip 1942
in Arlington and it's been going ever
In addition to items such as
Benjamin Moore Paint, Craftsman
Tools and Stihl power equipment, shop-
pers will find unexpected items such as
Yankee candles, Willow Tree col-
lectible figurines, Lampe Berger fra-
grance lamps and Baggallini purses.
"All the women who come in the
store love the gifts and it gives them a
reason.to come in. We just like keeping
new things that you can't find any-
where else," said Turner. "You'd be sur-
prised how many women come in
because of the Baggallini purses and
Lampe Berger stuff. They like that as
temperature for long periods of time.
But then also it can get up to 750
degrees so you can sear steaks like
they do in good restaurants. You can do
all kinds of stuff with it like pizza,
baked beans, cornbread," notes
The grill works with a hardwood
lump charcoal that can be reused so
owners spend less on fuel.
"We're open seven days a week to
meet your hardware needs and answer
your questions," said Turner. "Our goal
is to provide great service. If we don't
have what you need, we'll special order
it for you."
Turner Ace Hardware is located at
2990 S. Eighth St. Business hours are 8
a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Phone 261-
5270 or visit www.turneracehardware.
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A variety of services are available at
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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 1,2013
FERNA\NDINA B,,\ACi. FLORIDA
PIRATES ARE SOCCER DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
With just over a minute
left in play last Friday, the
Fernandina Beach High
School Pirates scored
their eighth goal against
West Nassau to finish the
game by mercy rule and
claim the district champi-
onship 8-0. The Pirates
defeated Ribault on Jan.
24 to earn their spot in
Friday's game while the
Warriors defeated Yulee
on Jan. 24 to face
Fernandina Beach. Both
the Pirates and Warriors
continue on into regional
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Florida Fish and Wildlife
Whether it's the heart-pounding
excitement and anticipation of the
strike on a fly or a lur-e, or the thrill
of a catch soon to be on your dinner
table, the best place in the world to
experience saltwater fishing opportu-
nities is Florida the Fishing Capital
of the World.
The recent proposal to create salt-
water game fish and sport fish desig-
nations in Florida is about highlight-
ing some of the state's most valuable
recreational fish for today and future
generations. The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
will consider adopting these designa-
tions at its Feb. 13 meeting in
It's important to keep this propos-
al in perspective. These designa-
tions, while telling the angling world
that Florida is a premier sport-fish-
ing destination, will also ensure that
recreational anglers can enjoy a tra-
ditional game fish for their table at
home, and our commercial fisher-
men will continue to provide our
world-famous Florida fish to tables
around the world.
Capital of the World
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determine which species best fit in
A proposal to create saltwater game fish -and each category.
Did you know that, when it comes
sport fish designations highlights the most to fishing, Florida holds more world
valuable recreational fish for today and the future. records than any other state or coun-
try? Just one more reason why we
need to let the world know about
Florida is the Fishing Capital of Florida already has a 85.7 billion eco- Florida's premier saltwater fish.
the World, and by creating thei'se des- nomic impact and supports more Where else can you find great year-
ignations, We will highlight our repu- than 54,(X)0 jobs. Fishermen will tray- round fishing and such a wide array
station, drawing visitors from across el the world for that one special of species diversity?
the globe to our diverse array of fish- catch, so doesn't it make sense to let's tell the rest of the world
ing opportunities. It shows the world invite them to Florida? what Florida residents already
that recreational fishing in Florida is Adoption of these designations know: Florida's saltwater fishing is
important to all of us. will allow the commission, in a sepa- the best there is and worth showing
Recreational saltwater fishing in rate process, to gather input from off.
2013 SPORTS News-Leader
It's go time'forFernandiva Rollers
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Don't let her sweet
demeanor fool you. Once
she's out on the skate track
she turns totally toxic.
"Toxic 187," to be exact,
which is her alter ego name.
In real life she is Kim
Affronti, and she's the picture
of well-adjusted normalcy. But
she has one quirk, and that is
a love for the rollicking thrill
of the roller derby
Affronti, 25, whose day job
is doing lighting for The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island, has
initiated Fernandina Beach's
first roller derby team, nam-
ing it the Fernandiva Rollers,
and is also its head coach.
On their way'to becoming
a member of the Women's
Flat Track Derby Association,
the Fernandivas are part of
the TriCounty Rolling Militia,
based in Orange Park.
Affronti says she could
barely skate when a friend
talked her into trying roller
derby about four and a half
years ago. She learned the
sport skating with.the Jade
Grenades of Orange Park.
"It took me a while to pick
it up," Affronti says. "A friend
from Orange Park talked me
into it. I went with her to prac-
tice and fell in love with it.
People think they can handle
it, but it's tons of hard work.".
Commuting to Orange
Park for practice, Affronti
says she was spending $300 a
month in gas, so last year
decided to start a team here.
She asked the league presi-
dent and Jade Grenade coach
Lydia Cuevas (aka "Pearl of
Disorient") what she thought,
and Cuevas was very support-
ive ofthe idea.
The first recruitment event
for the Fernandiva Rollers
was in April 2012. They are
now entering their second
SUBMITTED PIIO (S
The Fernandiva Rollers, initiated by Kim Affronti and born in April 2012, are going into their'second season of skating this year. Below, Sarah
Case shows off her technique. Bottom, Affronti's roller-girl alter ego is "Toxic 187."
season as a roller derby team,
with about 25 local members.
Women of all ages and ath-
letic abilities are welcome,
Affronti says, but it's a rough
sport and not for the faint of
heart. In spite of the require-
ment for helmets, mouth
guards and kneepads, injuries
to tibias, fibulas and collar-
bones are common, as are spi-
ral fractures (when torque is
applied along the axis of a
Affronti has experienced
many bruises and even a con-
cussion, she says, but the,
most common injuries are to
"I wasn't the most athletic,
but you have to have the
drive," she says. "Headstrong
Women gravitate to the sport.
When you put your gear on,
your whole attitude changes.
As soon as you put on your
suit, it's 'go' time."
"For a lot of girls, their
whole bodies transform,"
Affronti says. Those who are
tough enough to stick with it
gain a lot of muscle, plus a
sense of pride and independ-
ence, she says.
"You just have to be ready
to go," Affronti says. "I've
trained plenty to skate."
The Fernandivas do flat
track roller derby, which is
different from the bank track
sport shown oni television in
the 1970s. According tb
Atfronti, professional bank
track teams have a portable
track that can cost about
$20,000, but flat track skaters
can use any flat space that's
large enough. Roller derby
skaters also use quad skates
rather than-in-line skates.
"If you hit someone on
roller blades, they fall over
more easily," Affronti says.
"Quad skates are more sta-
During games there are
four blockers from each team
and one jammer, who fights
her way once through the
pack oY skaters, then each
opposing blocker that she
passes counts, for one point.
Blockers are allowed to stop
the jammer anywhere be-
tween the neck and the knee.
"It's changed a lot over the
years," Affronti says. "You
can't just punch someone in
the face any more."
The Fernandiva Rollers
are in the process of appren-
ticing to become members of
the Women's Flat Track
J)erby Association. Team
members must make a cer-
tain percentage of piractices to
be on the roster for games.
Affronti says she is look-
ing for volunteers who want
to be part of the excitement,
especially referees to call
penalties and keep time. She
is also looking for non-skating
officials and a bench coach.
Women 18 and older of all
sizes, races and affiliations
that think they have the right
stuff to be a roller girl, are
also welcome to join in.
Practice is every Monday and
Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the
Peck Community Center
Gymnasium, 516 South 10th
St., Fernandina Beach.
Bouts between teams are
held at the Orange Park Skat
Station Funworks, 230
Blanding Blvd. Admission is
$10 in advance, $12 at the
door, and is free for active-
duty military. For morenfor-
mation, go to www.tcrm-
rollerderby.com or http://fun
The Nassau County
Special Olympics track & field
games will be held Feb. 23 at
Yulee High School. To register
an athlete contact Chris Hen-
drix at 491-9930 by today.
Volunteer check-in is at
8:30 a.m. Interested volun-
teers should contact Winnie
Hunter at 491-9931 or Winnie.
Opening ceremonies are at
10 a.m. Sports include walk-
ing and running events, soft-
ball throw, shot put, long jump,
cycling and, for the first time,
Femandina Beach Pop
Warner is registering 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. Register online at
fbpwa or on-site from noon to
2 p.m. Feb. 2, Feb. 9 and
Feb. 16. Registration deadline
is Feb. 17.
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causing 25 deaths, 500 serious
injuries and 100 million dollars in
damage. Tennessee was the state
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three months. It is no coincidence that Christmas and Faster became religious holidays near the start of two of these special times. While pagan Ronle m
was celebrating the passing of the low sun at winter solstice and the promise of a new planting and harvesting season, the Saturnalia, early (hluistians
masked their observance of Christ's birth during the hoixpla. I kexw ise. pagan festivals which celebrated the victory of light over darkness at the t inm
of the vemal equinox were perfect for rejoicing about Chjict's victory oier the darkness of death. Also important were the midpoints bIxt>n cr the
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children learn more about
each other's languages.
Turner says the school
readiness program at Head
Start is not just focused on
'the children, it helps the
"We're here for the whole
family, not just the child; we
help the parents prepare the
necessary paperwork for
kindergarten and we take the
children to tour the school so
they can have an opportunity
to meet the teachers and the
Turner has high praise for
Head Start volunteers.
"I don't know if our center
could- function without our
volunteers. Many volunteers
from the community share
their talents with our chil-
dren. Susan Dahl provides the
best music and movement
and art activities, Mrs. Earnie
and Ms. Joyce open the Peck
Community Library doors
and our children enjoy stories
and are even able to check
out books. Mrs. Forde's spe-
cial story time is'provided by
the Fernandina Beach public
Sharin Austin gets the chil-
dren moving as they learn
about YUM (youth under-
standing about nutrition),
meals and serving sizes."
"And we can't forget about
our other volunteers, Mr.
Church, Mrs. Sindy, TAP and
Fernandina high school stu-
dents along with the many
parents who continue to sup-
port and help out with all our
daily activities and adven-
In addition to community
volunteers, students pursuing
an Early Education degree at
UNF give their time two days
a week as part of their cur-
Parent Stephanie Bennett
is very pleased with her
progress at Head Start.
"It's fantastic! They work
one-on-one with the children.
They have a very good staff
who take time with the chil-
Peck Head Start is located
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It's been said that when
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Teachers and caregivers at
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Begun in 1966 as an out-
reach ministry of the
Episcopal Diocese of Florida,
Services, which oversees
Peck Head Start, has always
1a, maintained a primary mission
of creating better lives for
Head Start provides a
range of individualized servic-
es in the areas of education
and early childhood develop-
ment: medical, dental, mental
Health, nutrition and parent
Children receive develop-
mental screenings and vision
and hearing examinations,
with necessary referrals and '
Head Start offers a nutri-
tion.assessment and provides
a nutritious breakfast, lunch
and snack. Dental exams are
provided as needed.
The staff recognizes that
parents are the first and most
important teachers of their
children and their involve-
ment is welcomed.
With a focus on making
children school ready by
developing their basic skills,
the program also concen-
trates on character develop-
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school reacy to learn, our rich
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the interest of the child
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recognition, print awareness,
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in both Spanish and English
in an effort not only to help
Spanish speaking students
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1.2013
NE-S-LI.EADER / FERNANDINA BEACli. FLORIDA
Oscar-nominated shorts festival Feb. 15-17
For the News Leader .~ 41.. E .It
Discover the dynamic world
of short filmmaking at the
Fernandina Little Theatre's
Third Annual Oscar-
Nominated Short Films Festival Feb.
The three-day festival in'down-
town,Fernandina Beach will expand
this year to include the Oscar-nomi-
nated documentary short films.
The Oscar-Nominated Short
Films Festival will feature the 15
films nominated for best animated,
best live action and best documen-
tary short films, shown in four alter-
nating screenings at the Fernandina
Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St. The
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences defines a short film as an
original motion picture that has a
running time of 40 minutes or less,
including all credits.
"Interest in this festival has in-
creased every year," said FILT Artis-
tic Director Kate Hart. "With the
addition of the documentary films,
we expect our biggest turn-out yet."
The Oscar-Nominated Short
Films Festival this year again covers
a wide-range of stories and experi-
ences, Hart said from a documen-
tary about five seniors living in a typi-
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
look at African
The Nassau County Public Library
System and the Friends of the Fernandina'
Beach Branch Library, in partnership with
the Association for the Study and
Preservation of African American History of
Nassau County, will sponsor the program,
African American Art Influences.
Special guest, Rhonda Bristol, master
artist and retired art educator, will be the
speaker. The program will be held on
Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Willie Mae
Ashley Auditorium at the Peck Center on
South 10th Street, Fernandina Beach.
Bristol earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts
from Boston University School of the Arts &
a Master of Arts from Montclair State
Bristol will share her knowledge of the
art mentors who have influenced her style
and approach to her art through the years
and direct a hands-on creative art session.
For those who would like to participate in
the hands-on activity, please bring: paper
copies of 1-4 photographs, two pieces of 8-
by 10-inch cardboard, a glue stick, pieces of
leftover wrapping paper, leftover crayon
pieces, a pencil, markers, smooth pieces of a
plain brown paper bag, and your imagina-
tion. Please note that supplies will not be
"Paperman" by first-time director John Kahrs, the story of a lonely
young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an
unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on
his morning commute, is among the films that will be shown at the
Oscar-Nominated Short Films Festival Feb. 15-17 at Fernandina
Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., downtown Fernandina Beach.
short films, including local favorite
Luke Matheny, whose mother DiAnn
lives in Fernandina Beach.
Matheny's "The God of Love" won
the Oscar in 2011 for Best Live
Action Short Film.
The screenings at FLT will
include an opportunity for filmgoers
to pick the films they think will win
the Oscar in all three categories.
cal American retirement resort, to a
fiction film about the coming of age
of a young boy in Somalia, to an ani-
mated rumination about what hap-
pened during the first days of
Creation to make Man and Dog so
The screenings will feature video
introductions by filmmakers who
have previously won Oscars for their
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Rhonda Bristol, master artist and
retired teacher, will be the guest speak-
er at the program, African American Art
Influences, Feb. 11 at the Peck Center.
For more information, check the library
website at www.nassaureads.com, or call the
Fernandina Beach branch library at 277-
Those who correctly pick the three
short films that winr Oscars on Feb.
24 will be entered into a drawing to ,
win two tickets to an upcoming pro-
duction at the theater, now celebrat-
ing its 21st season.
The animated short films, which
include three animated films of note
in addition to the five nominees, will
screen at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb.
16; and 4 p.m. Feb. 17.
- The live-action shorts will screen
at 7 p.m. Feb. 15; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb.
16; and 11 a.m. Feb. 17.
The five documentary shorts will
be shown in two sessions. Group 1
films will screen at 9 p.m. Feb. 15; 4
p.m. Feb. 16; and 1 p.m. Feb. 17..
Group 2 will screen at noon and 9
p.m. Feb. 16; and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17.
Admission to an individual screen-
ing session is $10; an all-sessions
screening pass is $30. Tickets are
available in Fernandina Beach at The
UPS Store in the Publix shopping
center on Sadler Road and at Once
Upon a Time Booksellers in St.
Fernandina Little Theatre is an
intimate space, and patrons are
encouraged to purchase tickets in
advance to. guarantee seating avail-
ability. For more information about
the festival, visit www.ameliaflt.org.
The Amelia Island Book Festival announced that New
York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber will be the
Headline Author for the 2013 festival on Saturday, April 26.
Macomber will be the keynote speaker at the VyStar
Luncheon and everyone attending will receive a hard cover
copy of her latest novel, Starting
With more than 150 million
copies of her books in print, Mac-
omber is one of today's most popu- -
lar multi-genre authors. In 2009 she
saw her first cookbook, first chil-
dren's book and second non-fiction
inspirational book published.
Her earlier novel, Mrs. Miracle,
was broadcast in 2009 as a made-
for-TV movie by the Hallmark
Channel. Starring Doris Roberts, Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle -
was Hallmark Channel's top-watched
movie of the year. Hallmark Channel's Call Me Mrs. Miracle,
based on Macomber's book, scored the same success in
2010. The November 2011 Hallmark Channel movie, Debbie
Macomber's Trading Christmas, was the No. 1 program on
ad-supported cable on the evening of its premiere.
The prolific author lives in Washington State and winters
in Florida with her husband, Wayne. e
More than 100 authors have reserved space for the festi-
val and will be selling their books, giving talks and be avail-
able for personal conversations at the Saturday Reader's
Festival at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. This is the
largest group of national, regional and local authors this fes-
tival has ever hosted.Go to ameliaislandbookfestival.com for
more details about the festival.
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For the News-Leader
Celebrate love in all of its
quirky wonder and glory at
"Almost, Maine," the upcoming
romantic comedy at Amelia
Community Theatre this
In a delightful midwinter
night's dream, set in the mythi-
cal town of Almost, Maine, cou-
ples fall in and out of love in
unexpected and surprising
ways, all on the same cold, clear,
A large cast of 18 presents
nine different stories that are
touching and more than often.
Lead director Geoffrey King,
who directed last season's
"God's Favorite," directed eight
of the tales and enjoyed being
able to show a slice from so
many relationships, each deal-
ing with different characters
and different circumstances.
"We are able to show love
lost, love found, love rediscov-
ered and love appreciated," he
says. "There is comedy and
pathos and each story deals
with strong emotions." In the
story called "Getting It Back," a
woman demands that her
boyfriend return all the love she
has given him.
While the play, written by
John Cariani, can be done by as
few as four actors, King liked
having a cast with varying ages
to better reflect the life experi-
ences of the characters. "Plus,
we were able to offer really
meaningful roles to all of the
King also enjoyed the artistic
and technical challenges of
designing a set for each story
that allowed for smooth transi-
tions from one vignette to the
Laura Swaim directed two of
the stories, including "Her
ACT Continued on 2B.
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BLUES AT THE ML;LtIAi
The Amelia Island Museum of History. in asso-
ciation with Attic
ents An Evening /'
with Ben Prestage at '
museum. 233 S.
A renowned blues.
performer. Prestage -- -- -
will give a demonstration on the evolution of
roots music instruments and talk about their his-
tory. Admission is $5 for museum members and
$10 for non-members. Proceeds will benefit the
museum and the nonprofit Attic Community
Playground. supporting music programs in pub-
licly funded schools through its grant program.
For information contact Gray at 261-7378. ext.
102. or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Feb. 2. Prestage will perform at the Dog
Star Tavern on North Second Street. Fernandina
Beach. Ten percent of all proceed from this night
will be donated to Attic Community Playground.
For more information contact Dog Star Tavern at
277-8010. For more information about Attic
Community Playground, visit www.atticcommu-
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Amelia Community Theatre's Teen Troupe,
ACTeen,will present Rodgers and
Hammerstein's musical."Cinderella." enchanting
family entertainment for adults and children age
5 and up. today and Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 2
and 3 at 2 p.m. at ACT's Studio 209 Theatre. 209
Cedar St. All .
are $10 and
open. not A
On Feb.2 2rr
p.m. there will 4
be a special
"Prince and Princess Party for children ages 5 to
10 in the Main Stage Lobby. 207 Cedar St. Cost is
55 fotbr children, with no charge for accompanying
To purchase a party ticket, you must purchase
a ticket to any performance of "Cinderella." At the
party enjoyrefreshments, games., and favors for
the children. who are encouraged to dress as a
prince or princess.
Party tickets are limited and may be purchased
along with show tickets at www.ameliacommuni-
tytheatre.org. or call the box office at 261-6749. All
messages will be returned.
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 W".,.
experiencelifein the fort '
as itwas in 1864. l
The grounds will be ,
bustlingwith soldiers in -
period costumes involved in firing demonstra-
tions, marching 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
For information, contact the park at 277-7274 or
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The Boys and Girls
Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation will host its 6th
Annual Benefit on Feb. 9 at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. Guest speaker will be
Ruben Studdard, an
American R&B, pop and
gospel singer who rose to
fame as winner of the sec-
ond season of American Idol
and was nominated for a
Grammy in 2003 for Best
Male R&B Vocal
Performance for Superstar.
Studdard has released
five studio albums: Soulful; I
Need An Angel; The Return;
Love Is; and Letters from
Birmingham. An alumnus of
the Boys and Girls Club,
Studdard has worked as a
television actor in several
'roles and has toured with
Robin Givens in the comedy-
drama "Heaven I Need a
Gala details and reserva-
tions are available at www.
bgcnassau.org or by email-
ing email@example.com or
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
entertainment 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 Bookseller (912-882-
7350) and the St. Marys
Welcome Center (912-882-
4000). Cases of Mardi Gras
beads for the parade, individ-
ual novelty beads and masks
and hats are available at
Once Upon a Bookseller.
The 2013 Great Camden
County Chill 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 con-
tact a Woman's Club mem-
Faith Christian Academy
presents the 13th annual
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"Singing in the Rain" from
7-10 p.m. Feb. 16 at The
Island's Talbot Ballroom.
Fathers and daughters of ajlI
ages are welcome for music
and dancing, a silent auction,
gift basket raffle and heavy
hors d'oeuvres. Semi-formal
and formal attire.
Tickets are $95 for father
and daughter, $45 for each
additional daughter and
include a gift bag and memo-
ry book. After Jan. 31, tickets
are $115 and $50 respective-
ly. Purchase tickets at the
school at 96282 Brady Point
Road or online at
seating. Call 321-2137 for
The Amelia Island
Montessori School 7th
Annual Chili Cook Off will
take place Feb. 23 from 11
a.m.-4 p.m. on North
Second Street, Fernandina
Beach. This event will fea-
ture 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
reception is from 6-7 p.m.,
with dinner at 7 p.m. Cash
bar and resort casual attire.
Individual tickets are $75.
Bronze sponsor is $300 and
includes dinner for two, two
drink tickets and special
recognition. Silver sponsor is
$500 and includes dinner for
four, four drink tickets and
special recognition. Gold
sponsor is $900 and includes
dinner for eight, eight drink
tickets and special recogni-
tion. Contact Katie Combs at
(904) 557-6083 to RSVP or
for additional levels or email
The Nassau County
Corporation will hold its
annual Scholarship If
Banquet on Feb. 23 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. This year's theme is-
NCCDC Honors: An Evening
of Stars. The celebration will
begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are
on sale now for $50. Contact
Nichelle Wilson at (904) 759-
5003 to purchase your ticket.
Amelia Island Sunrise
Rotary announces the
Amelia Island International
Wine and Food Tasting
March 2 at the Amelia
Island Museum of History,
233 S. Third St., to benefit
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ACT Continued from 1B
Heart" in which a woman car-
ries her hardened, broken
heart around in a sack as she
keeps watch for the Northern
Lights. Swaim believes every-
one can relate to most of the
"There is a fluidity to
romantic feelings a constant
ebb and flow like the tide,
which cannot be harnessed or
manipulated by anyone. We
just have to catch the wave
when we can and enjoy the
ride while it lasts," she says.
Swaim teaches high school
drama and English in Hilliard.
Performances are at 8 p.m.
on Feb. 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, and
at 2 p.m. on Feb. 17 on ACT's
main stage, 207 Cedar St.
On opening night, there is
a pre-show party for the audi-
ence with appetizers provided
A VIP event will start at 6
p.m. and general admission
will start at 7 and continue
until 9:30 p.m. Enjoy hours
d'oeuvres from Amelia Island
and Jacksonville restaurants
and learn about some of the
more interesting wines from
the experts at Amelia Liquor.
Bid on silent and live auc-
tions. Tickets for the VIP tast-
ing are $75. General admis-
sion tickets are $45. Visit
On March 10, the
Porsche 911, Ford GT40,
Lamborghini, Corvette and
cars of Harry Miller will be
among nearly 300 rare
classic and prototype cars
as well as a selection of
significant racecars on dis-
play on the 10th and 18th
fairways at The Golf Club
of Amelia Island, adjacent
to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. The Amelia Island
Concours d'Elegance, March
8-10, includes road tours,
RM Auction of vintage cars,
seminars, a black tie
Mercedes-Benz USA Gala
Dinner and silent auction.
For more information, visit
Theatre announces an
eight-week series of acting
classes, Twelve Things
Every Actor Wants to Know
and Enjoy Doing, with
instructor Sirida 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
The series will focus on
developing vocal and physi-
* cal tools, imagination, con-
centration, relaxation, listen-
ing, character development
and text analysis. Week eight
will be a showcase perform-
ance for family and friends.
Enroll at the ACT Store at
atre.org or call the theater at
261-6749. For information,
com or the theater at acthe-
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
Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
tour four of the town's
most popular, notorious or
otherwise historic pubs
and bars. Reservations
required. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext.105 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
approximately one hour.
Meet your guide in the ceme-
tery behind St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be
purchased at the Amelia
Island Museum of History for
$10/adults and $5/students.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext. 105 orThea@amelia
museum.org for more infor-
by BarZin Bistro and Wine
Bar. Those attending the
Valentine's Day show on Feb.
14 will enjoy a complimentary
glass of champagne.
Tickets are $20 for adults
and $10 students and may be
purchased at www.amelia-
through the box office, 261-
6749. Box office hours are
from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on
Thursday, Fridays and
Have you thought, "Gee, I really want to
start playing my (insert instrument here)
again. I wonder if there is a local group of
musicians I could join?" Well, make 2013 the
year you join the Nassau Community Band,
which welcomes woodwind, brass and per-
cussion instrumentalists and meets
Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Yulee Middle
School band room. Send your questions to
The Instrument Zoo is seeking volunteer
support. The program, sponsored by the
Amelia Residents In Action for the Symphony
(ARIAS), takes 40 instruments into the fourth
grades in all Nassau County schools.
Each student has hands-on fun and
instruction about each instrument, hopefully
planting a seed in each child for taking
advantage of music education opportunities
and an appreciation of music.
Volunteers staff the program on mornings
scheduled during January and February a
short commitment for busy people. The
group welcomes both men and women -
currenily.i has 10 married couples. Ideally
each volunteer gives six mornings over the
Iwo months but this is neqcotiabie 'Ou do not
need to know how Ic. play an instrument -an
all-you-need-to-know, hands-on workshop
will be held
It you like children and would like 10 con-
tribute a linle of your time to making a lifelong
difference in the lives of more than 850 nine-
year-olds, or for more information. call
Barbara Zacheis, Instrument Zoo coordina-
tor, at 321-5639 or Rachel Smith Instrument
Zoo scheduler, at 491-3829
Call for singers
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 Lenten 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 roman the Nonheast Florida
community, all under the direction of Panm
Helfon, 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, licaled at 961167
Buccaneer Trail. at the intersection of
Buccaneer Trail ATA and South Fletcher
Avenue (at the roundaboul) Call Parm
Helton at 261 -9527 tor more information
The Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach will
bring Italian classical concert pianist
Francesco AttesTi to Amelia island for a per-
formance at 7 p m Feb.3 at St Peter's
Epis.?opal Chur: h
Artesti is considered one of the tinest
interpreters of both the Romantic and early
20th century composers Artesli's repertoire
includes such masters as Chopin. Bach,
Mozart and Liszt as well as the music of
Tickets are $25 per person or S40 for twq
and available in advance at Vystar Credit
Union and the Amelia Island-Fernandina
Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce For
more information or to reserve tickets, call
Shannon Brown at 1904) 908-2463
An Evening of Story & Song. Words &
Music will be held on Feb 16 in Bums Hall of
St Peter's Episcopal Church. featuring
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers This event is a part-
nership with longtime Aamelia Island Book
Festival supporters Donna Paz Kautman and
Mark Kaufman Preferred seating and meet
the artist for a donation of $25 General seat-
ing is a donation ot $15 For information con-
tact inio'@ameliaislandbookieslival corn
Tickets are now on sale for ihe Amelia
Island Jazz Festival's annual Big Band Bash,
a Benefit Gala Celebration April 6 slarring
Les DeMerle, his Dynamic 17-Piece
Orchestra. vocalist Bonnie Eisele and lazz
singer and WJXT television personality Sam
Kouvaris with a tribute to Sinaira
Set for 6-30-10 p m in the Amelia
Ballroom at the Cmni Hotel and Resorts at
Amelia Island Plantation, the event will
include cocktails, dinner, dancing, ballroom .
dancing and a silent auction. Dress is casual-
ly elegant. Tickets are $75 per person, with
discounts for tables of eight.
Proceeds will benefit the programs of the
2013 Amelia island Jazz Festival. Tickets are
www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com, The UPS
Store, 1417 Sadler Road, 277-0820, and the
AIFBY Chamber of Commerce, Gateway to
Amelia at A1A and Amelia Parkway, 261-
Pablos, 12 N. Second St., Fernandina
Beach, hosts a jazz jam from 7-10 p.m. the
first Wednesday of each month. Musicians
may sit in for one song or the whole night.
Join the mailing list by mailing beechfly-
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises'Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and Saturday.
Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North Front
St., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-9972 or
book online at www.ameliarivercruises.com.
The Courtyard Pub & Eats, 316 Centre
St., features John Springer every Thursday,
Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m.; live enter-
tainment nightly. Call 432-7086. Join them on
Facebook at courtyardpubandeats.
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 p.m. Call 310-
Dog Star Tavern, 10.N. Second St., the
Josh Miller Blues Revue featuring Karl W.
Davis tonight; and Ben Prestage One Man
Band Feb. 2; Karl W. Davis Invitational Feb.
6; Brown Bag Special Feb. 8; Herd of Watts
Feb. 9; Fernandina Punk Fest featuring
General Tao's Furry, Antler Annihilation,
-hineentwentylwo, Poor Richards, Gross
Evo.luiLr, and Sirnplex: 1 Feb. 10.
Every Tuesday is Working Class Stiff,
where music is played strictly from vinyl and
1i000's of vinyl records are available to
browse and purchase Every Wednesday is
Karl W. Davis Showcase reaturng new
artist? every week Every Thursday is Spade
M':Ouade Througrh the end of February
Woody Mullis will perform a Happy Hour set
from 5-7 p m Visai DoQ Star on Facebook
and Reverunaiion com Call 277-8010
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 Smlih Musicians per-
form a couple of songs and the audience
gets to hear new talent Appropriate for the
whole lamily No cover charge Call Smith at
The Green Turtle. 14 S Third St. live
music Call 321-2324
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar 2045 S.
Flelcher Ave Live music from Buck and
Barcaicr Thursdays Visit Hammerhead on
Face-ook Contact Bill Cnilders at bill@thep-
The Instant Groove featuring Lawrence
Holmes, Johnny Robinson. Scott Giddons
and Sam Hamilion plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Carltcin, Amelia Island.
Dress is casual For inlormaion call Holmes
0 Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery 318
Centre St, tree trivia each Monday at 7 30
p m wine tasrinO the riird Tuesday ,ar 30
p.m., with 10 wines for $10 along with
cheese and crackers and we entertainment,
dart tournament every Tuesday at 7 30 p m ,
Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7 30-11-30 p m he
Davis Turner Band Thursday from 8 30 p m -
midnight and Friday and Saturday from 8 30
p rr -12 30 a.m Call 261-1000 Visit
www ckanes com
The Palace Saloon 117 Centre St Buck
Smith Proteci Tuesdays, Wes Cobb
Wednesday and Fridays, DJ Heavy Hess in
Uncle Charlie's Fridays and Saturdays, Face
for Radio Saturdays- Schnockered Sundays
Music starts at 9 p m Call Bill Childers at
491-2332 or email
The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill, .12 N. Front
St., trivia every Wednesday starting at 7
p.m.; prime rib night Thursday; and live
music every 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.
Seabreeze Sports Bar, in the Days Inn on
Sadler Road, live music.
Sliders SeasIde Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher
Ave., live music in the tikibar from 6-10 p.m.
every night and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, reggae Wednesdays with Pill Pili;
The Macy's in the lounge Friday and
Saturday 6-10 p.m., 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 tte Breakers Lounge. Call
277-6652. Visit www.slidersseaside.com.
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The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave. B-35 Jump & Jive Mondays at
6 p.m.; Trivia Tuesdays at 6 p.m.; DJ Roc
and Texas Hold'em poker on Wednesdays.
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Every second and fourth Sunday
from 1-5 p.m., the strip mall in front
of Joe's grocery on A1A just west of
the Shave Bridge features artist
tents, food and music (weather per-
mitting) by Old Grass, a local group
of musicians. Choose from a unique
selection of turned wood by Chad,
Tina's handmade brooms, Donna's
totes and soaps, Robin's knotty
beads, Evelyne's jewelry, Boyd's
scroll and intarsia, Ed the mule
pens, Shutter Life photography,
Luigi's redbay works and more.
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 p.m.
Contact Pat Hooks at 277-2595.
Oil Painting Still Life, Feb. 5
and 6, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact Jon
Houglum and register at
Nassau County senior high
school students' exhibit during
February. Each year all high school
art teachers are invited to bring
their talented students' creations
into the gallery on North Second
Street This is a great opportunity to
not only show their artwork, but for
them to also experience being in a
juried art show at a gallery.
Karen Trowbridge is the fea-
tured artist for the Artragcous Art
Walk on Feb. 9 from 5-8t p.m. She
will be showing her wonderful pas-
Everyone is invited to a special
demonstration on reduction block
printing by Anne Howden on Feb.
19 at 7 p.m. in the Art Ed ication
Center on North Second Street.
For information, 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
painting. For Smith, it is just simply
the growth that happens with each
painting, whether oil or watercolor,
portrait or landscape, that intrigues
her and keeps her waiting for the
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.
Portraits and more
On Feb. 14 show your love for
your pet, your loved one and the
library at a special program with
artist Tine Graham at the
Fernandina Beach branch library.
Graham will paint a por trait of your
pet, your loved one or both, with
., appointments available every 15
minutes from 10:45.a.m.-1 p.m.
Paintings are $15 on paper, $25 on
canvas and $10 each for more than
one figure in the portrait.
For pets or wiggly children,
bring a photo anytime before the
event and pick up your portrait on
Feb. 14. To see a sample of
Graham's work, visit the library. She
also will sign and sell her books:
Dog Tour of Amelia Island and Big
Bossy Betty at $14.95 each, and
Color Me Red at $10.95. Checks or
A portion of the proceeds will
benefit the Fernandina library. For
appointments or more information
call the library at 277-7365.
Bill Maurer conducts ongoing
watercolor and sketch workshops
on Thursday and Fridays. For
sketching, meet at 10 a.m.
Thursday at the Amelia Island
Coffee Shop. Weather permitting.
The watercolor workshop now
meets 1:30-4,p.m. Friday at St.
Peter's Church. Call Bill at 261-8276.
The Ritz Theatre and Museum
marks the 20-year milestone of
"Through Our Iyes," 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.
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The Waterwheel Art Gallery presents the Amelia Flora and Fauna
series by award-winning photographer, Stephan R. Leimberg, grand
prize winner of Nikon's 2008 Popular Photography Mentor Series.
Leimberg gained local notoriety with his "Faces of Amelia" showcase
at the Waterwheel Art Gallery in 2010 and has been instrumental in
organizing photography classes and lectures here on the island. T'he
public is invited to the Friday, Feb. 8 opening reception from 4-7
p.m. at The Waterwheel Art Gallery, 819 S. Eighth St., Fernandina
Beach. Call 261-2535 or visit www.waterwheelartandframiing.com.
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Nassau County Teen Court
will be held Feb. 5, 12 and 19
at the Nassau County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in
Yulee. Sessions begin at 6 p.m.
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. Those
wishing to be on the volunteer
jury oract as attorneys, court
clerks and bailiffs can sign up
through their school guidance
offices or by attending court
and signing up then. To partic-
ipate 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
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 9a.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-
Willy Wonka Jr'
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 Choco-
late Factory, the play features
a cast of 60 young talented
people from county schools.
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.
Scouts from North Florida
and Georgia will tour 10 down-
town Fernandina Beach
churches Feb. 9. The Boy
Scouts of America Baden
Powell D)isricr, Isle of Flags'
10 Commandments Hike '
through Faith and Service will
start and end at Central Park,
where they will host a
The fair will be open to the
public from 1-3 p.m. 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
Gideons will give out free New
Register with the Boy -
Scout North Florida Council'
by today by downloading an
application at www.nfcscout-.
ing.org. For information, or to
participate as a church, visit
the website or call the council
at (904) 388-0591.
Faith Christian Academy
presents the 13th annual
Father-Daughter Ball "Singing
in the Rain" from 7-10 p.m.
Feb. 16 at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island's Talbot Bal-
lroom. Fathers and daughters
of all ages are welcome for
music and dancing, a silent
auction, gift basket raffle and
heavy hors d'oeuvres. Semi-
formal and formal attire.
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
The first Miss Nassau
County Forestry pageant,
open to all residents of Nassau
County of all ages and people
who have a relative who lives
or works in Nassau County,
will be held March 16 at the
American Beach Community
Center in American Beach.
Message Megan Kelley at
more information and an appli-
The Amelia Island Parent
owned and operated by par-
ents, is now accepting applica-
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
Rockin Robot Rally
Recently the gifted classes of Bryceville Elementary, Hilliard Elementary, Callahan Intermediate and Callahan Elementary took part in a Rockin'
Robot Rally, the culminating activity for the semester-long study of robotics and engineering. The students spent the day making various robots,
then tested them to see which design was most efficient. They also enjoyed guest speaker Dr, Herrara of North Florida Surgeons, who spoke
about how robotics are being used in surgery and the medical field. He brought along surgical robot tools for the students to try. The students
. also presented their "Junk Drawer Robots" made from recycled items. Along with the robots they created Power Point presentations. The last
event of the day was designing and constructing catapults to launch large marshmallows. They enjoyed some friendly competition as they tested
their designs. It was a fun-filled day of learning for the students.
Project Future, an initiative of Communities In
Schools at Hilliard Middle Senior'High School, pro-
vides career coaching, job shadowing, career speakers
and interview skills classes. Each semester culmi-
nates with an Interview Challenge.
WVolunteers conducted mock interviews, judged how
well each student performed and provided construc-
t. ive feedback. The children were evaluated on appear-
ance, greethigs, ;rcutiesand how well thiaivigdt'8
..questions. Each interview ended with an ojiportunityv
\to discuss the interviewer's field and gain career
itisight. The top interviewees were awarded medals
including, back row from left, at left, Holton Smith,
John Whip, Trista Reeves, Rhett Carter, Kasha
Austin, Josh Taylor, Randall Williams; third row,
Amber Maschman, Kristen Tinker, Caitlinn Harris,
Savanna Millan, Brandon Shaw, Bransom Arflin; sec-
ond row, Brooke McAfee, Amy Waters, Beau Wesson,
'- Nadwa Makhlouf; front row, Trina Sivik, Bradley
Whittenbarger, Arian Calverira.
S Interviewers wereStephanie'Brown of Satilla
SC'LAR.P Temps; Cami Carter of OREMC; Tom Livingston of
Martex Services; Dr. John Ruis, superintendent,
Nassau County School Board; Shannon Brown of
VyStar; Tina Dunlap of White Oak Plantation; Jared
Cardwell of FNB South Bank; Mary Bunk of First
Federal Bank; Chandra Britt of Wells Fargo; Lacey
retired, JC Penney; Lyn King, CIS Board of Directors;
-.-, .Pam McGuire from Prudential; Nancy Bell, president,
S. .. Science First; Master Sergeant Robby Conner, Air
'-_ __--_ _INational Guard; Captains Gregory Foster and Butch
SUBMITFED Osborne of the Nassau County Sheriff's Office.
Dave Turner Plumbing is proud to
announce it is accepting applications
for its memorial scholarship program,
the 2013 Dylan McCormick Memorial
The scholarship is given in memo-
ry of Dylan McCormick, a Yulee High
School student who drowned last
March. His parents Phillip and Valerie
McCormick and their extended family
offer this $500 scholarship to the col-.
lege of the recipient's choice.
The scholarship is available to
Yulee High School seniors currently
in music and the scholarship applica-
tion is available from the Musick
Department of Yulee High School.
Mail completed applications to
Dave Turner Plumbing, PO. Box'
2229, Yulee, FL 32041. Deadline is
The Rotary Club of Fernandina
Beach is pleased to announce that it is
now accepting applications for its
scholarship program, which is open to
all seniors graduating from Nassau
County high schools. Applicants
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 cur-
rent classes, extra-curricular activities,
community service, work activities
Complete the application cover
letter and provide school guidance
counselor's endorsement of GPA and
Applications are available at all
high school guidance offices and
online at the club's website, www.fer-
Completed application 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, PO. Box
654, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
Since 1993, the Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach has awarded more
than $300,000 in scholarships to
deserving Nassau County seniors.
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
Walley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Powell of Fernandina Beach,
the $2,000 scholarship is dedicated to
encouraging writers in their pursuit of
a literary career. The application is
available at www.ameliaislandbookfes-
tival.com and should be mailed to the
Amelia Island Book Festival, PO. Box
15286, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
The deadline for application is
March 1. See the website or your
school guidance counselor for more
The partners of Northeast Florida
Counts announce the 2012-13 Change
Agent Leadership Scholarship (CALS)
for local area high schools, and now
including area ,ll._-.. students. The
scholarship recognizes students'
visionary 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 region,
and its partners will award a total of
four one-year, non-renewable scholar-
ships to help defer educational costs
at an accredited two- or four-year col-
lege or university. Two scholarships
will be awarded in each category:
high school and college.
The first place recipient in each
category will receive $2,000, and the
runner-up in each category will
receive $500. The deadline is
Scholarship applications are at
www.nefloridacounts.org. Mail them
to the Health Planning Council at 100
North Laura Street;Suite 801,
Jacksonville, FL 32202. Scholarships
will be announced at an awards cere-
mony in mid-May.
Supervisor of Elections
Vicki Cannon, Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections, announces
the opportunity for local college
students to apply for a $1,200 scholar-
ship through the Florida State
Association of Supervisors of
Elections (FSASE). The deadline to
submit an application to her office is
March 18. One scholarship will be
awarded this summer.
The scholarship will be awarded to
a full-time student attending an
accredited Florida university or col-
lege. Applicants must:
Be enrolled or accepted as a jun-
ior or senior and majoring in political
science, public administration, busi-
ness administration, journalism or
Be a U.S. citizen and a Florida
resident for two years preceding the
academic year for which the student is
Have maintained a "C" average,
or above, for the previous academic
Be a registered voter in Nassau
Be available for a personal inter-
view by the Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections.
Applicants must provide the
following to the Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections office on or
before March 18:
A financial statement that indi-
cates their personal contribution to
their educational expenses and -
demonstrates a financial need.
Two current letters of recom-
mendation: one from the college or.
university last attended or graduated
from; and one from a citizen of good
standing in the community.
A resume of their high school
and/or college activities, as well as
their community service activities.
Students may obtain applications
from the Nassau County Supervisor of
. Elections Office at 96135 Nassau
Place, Suite 3,Yulee, Florida 32097 or
online at www.votenassau.com.
The Supervisor of Elections will
review all local applications and for-
ward one finalist to the FSASE
Scholarship Committee to represent
Nassau County. The committee will
select one winner to be awarded the
$1,200 scholarship from finalists sub-
mitted by Supervisors of Elections
throughout the state of Florida.
For additional information, contact
the Nassau County Supervisor of
Elections at 491-7500, toll free (866)
2604301, TDD 491-7510 or visit
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1. 2013/News-Leader
The Salvation Army Hope
House's Emergency Food
Pantry cupboards are too
bare to make up food bags. If
you can help, they are in
immediate need of the follow-
ing items, listed by priority: 1)
Peanut butter and jelly 2)
Canned meats tuna, chick-
en, Vienna sausage, Spam and
canned meals 3) Canried
soups condensed and ready
to eat 4) Canned fruit 5)
Canned vegetables 6)
Spaghetti, fettuccini, angel
hair pastas, macaroni &
cheese 6) Helper mixes, stuff-
ing. Please bring your dona-
tions to 410 S. Ninth St. or call
Attend a Happy Trails
Cowboy Church event begin-
ning at noon Feb. 2 with a
free chuck-wagon lunch, fol-
lowed by country gospel
singing and a message featur-
ing a first ride on a horse
descended from Roy Rogers
Trigger Jr. Free horse rides
for kids immediately follow-
ing. Come as you are, wear
yer jeans, cowboy hat, boots
and bring a lawn chair.
Located on the property of
the future home of Living
Waters World Outreach
Center on Old Nassauville
Road, at the intersection with
Hardy Allen Road. Call the
church office at 321-2117 for
Salvation Army Hope
House invites you to join
them on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at
noon for the Weekly Worship
Service. For more informa-
tion call 321-0435 or stop by
the Hope House, located at
410 S. Ninth St.
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. 4est speak. / ,,o
Thompson lives in ,"
Nashville, Tenn., is an
ordained Presbyterian minis-
ter 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 practice, 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
sermon at two worship servic-
es, 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the
sanctuary of First
Presbyterian Church, 9 N.
Sixth St. Call 261-3837 or visit
church-32034.org for more
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 regis-
tration beginning 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, teaching and writing in
the area of Christian spiritual
Breakfast is $7. Reser-
vations are required by Feb.
7: Call Gail at 491-3713 or
email Chris at gator2410@
comcast.net. Childcare is
available with a reservation.
Solid Rock COGBF's annu-
al Forsake of Love Dinner will
be held 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-for-
mal. For information call the
church at 225-5388.
The Taiz6 community on
Amelia Island is growing.
There are now three church-
es offering services:
Memorial United Methodist,
St. Michael's Catholic, and St.
Peter's Episcopal. The Taiz6
community is ecumenical. In
order to help interested peo-
ple keep track of when and
where services are being
held, there is now a website at
ameliataize.com. Please visit
this site for a complete sched-
ule of Taiz6 services, and
information about this com-
' munity. Ifyou click on
"Follow Amelia Island Taiz6
via email" and give your e-mail
address, you will be notified
of any schedule changes or
announcements of special
events. You can always unsub-
scribe at the bottom of any of
these emails if you wish. Your
comments are welcome.
An' interfaith study group
is forming in Fernandina
Beach to explore and learn
about all religions, faiths and
spiritualities to gain 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.
,. : 1 _
Wissmann family concert
Hailing from the Midwest, the 15-member Wissmann family has spent the past
12 years delighting audiences nationwide with their delightful blend of gospel blue-
grass 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.
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 opportuni-
ty to experience these unique elements that make each concert an unforgettable
family experience. Visit www.WissmannFamily.com.
The Journey Church Authentic Impact group recently built a puppet theater out of a
storage cabinet for the children of Micah's Place, Nassau County's domestic violence
shelter. Above, from left, with their finished product are Paul Hart, Chris and Robyn
Andrews and Donna and Jim Roberts.
every other Tuesday. RSVP
to Dawn Grant at (904) 753-
0640 or email dawn@dawn-
A group discussion of
Caroline Myss: Sacred
Cdntracts and Archetypes
meets at 9 a.m. Thursday to
discuss this unique and pro-
found method of looking
deep within our souls and
tendencies to see the pat-
terns that are the driving
force behind may of our
reactions and relationships.
A participant actively pursu-
ing certification as an arche-
type consultant offers great
guidance and direction.
RSVP to Dawn Grant at (904)
753-0640 or email
Items may be di-opped off at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
parish office, 801 Atlantic
Avc., Monday through
Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Faithlink Encounters, A
Biblical View of Current
Events, are weekly open dis-
cussions 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 groupp. For more
information contact Pastor
Hollie at hollie@mumcon-
line.com. All are welcome.
MOTs (Mothers of
Teenagers) is a local min-
istry for mothers of teens or
preteens. Meeting the first
F 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. (No per-
fect moms allowed.) For
information contact momnsof-
The Fernandina Beach
Interfaith Dinner Network is
in need of donations of paper
goods and cleaning supplies.
Sunday School ............................... 9:30 am
Sunday Worship........................... 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ..:.............6:30 pm
941017 Old Na1osuvilleRoad County Rd-107 5outh
Fernandina Beach, FL32034
A Congregation of the
Presbyterian Church In America
Devoted to Christ. to the Fellowship &
to the Great Commission
Worship on Sundays at 10:45 am
Nursery and Children's Church provided
Grace Groups meet on Wednesday evenings in
Fernandina Beach. Klngsland &Yulee.
Mens. Women's and Youth ministries
85439 Miner Rd. Yulde (Yulee Middle School)
www gracanassau cam
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Traditional Family Woship ...... 830am & 1 am
ConemporaryWorship ... .45am in Maxwell Hell
Sunday School for all ages ...... 9:45an& 11am
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May)..... 5:15pm-630pm
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601 Cnr tet-(0)215
"Discover the Difference" at
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pmo
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pmr
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Cornerof B cancerTr & Gcrng Road. Fema-ina Bch
For More Infomiation Call: 261-9527
t *? AMELIA
Ted Schroder, Pastor
Winter Series: The Parables of Jesus
"There will be an opportunity for
healing prayer at each service
36 Bowiman Road. 277-4414
Ofilf A at entrance to Omni Ri-rt
Amelia Island Plantation
Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass-4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass 7 pm Spanish Mass
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses Oct-April 8 am -9:30 am
Daily Mass 8:30am Mon, WedThurs Fri.
6 pt Tues
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6 pm: Holy Day-8:30 am, 6 pm
Confessions: Saturday 3 pm- 3:45 pm or by appil
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Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 04-321-1901
Emergency Number. 904-277-6566
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96074 Chester Road in Yulee'
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901- .-'3 -"'" I'
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
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Church School 9'30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6 30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward
20 Soith .Ninth Street 261-490 '
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in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to he in the
Heart of. Ill People
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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 ,ii 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed it 6:30prm
corocti7g4 dtP Poop/a
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
Dr. Bill Yeldell, Interim Pastor
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736 Bonnleview Road
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96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Service -10 30 am
Sunday Scho0l 9'15 am
S..rday E'venin Worshto Service 6 00 pm
AWANA Wednesday 6 30 8 30 pm
Wednesday Service 700 pm
Doug Sides, Senior Pastor
Morning Services 8 15 and 11t00 am
Sunday School 9 45 am
Sunday Evening 6 00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6 30 pm
Wednesday Children 6 30 pm
Wednesday 'Overlow' Youth 630 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
11:00 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic WorshipX- 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE 2nd Sunday
To advertise iti the
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Worship this week
at the place of your choice...
New Vision Congregational
Church in Yulee is beginning a
venture to produce drama of
public interest. This outreach
project has been named "Vision
Each presentation will be a
staged dramatic reading of a
play followed by an audience
discussion led by the Rev. Mary
Kendrick Moore, pastor of New
Vision Congregational Church.
The plays will be selected from
the writings of notable Broad-
way authors who have written
challenging and thought-pro-
None of the plays will have
a religious theme, nor will they
promote any church or partic-
ular point of view. They will
challenge people to think about
Opportunities to dialogue
with one another are scarce in
this computer/tech age, and
this project will provide needed
opportunities to communicate
and learn from one another.
The first presentation of
what is hoped will be a contain,
uing series is the play, "Handy
Dandy," a comedy and more by
William Gibson, who also
authored "Miracle Worker" and
"Two for the See Saw." It wil be
presented on March 2 at 2 p.m.
at New Vision Congregational
Church, 96072 Chester Road
in Yulee, and will be free and
open to the public. Donations
will support the Homeless
Coalition of Nassau County.
In "Handy Dandy" actors
Jan Cote-Merow and Steve
Rawls portray a nun and a dis-
trict court judge as she is tried
for sitting-in at a nuclear arma-
ments factory. The relationship
that develops ig both amusing
and touching. Director is
Cote-Merow was last seen
in "The Ballad of King Window-
glass'"; at.,Fernandina Little:
Theater arid "Bench in the Sun"
and "God's Favorite" at Amelia
Community Theatre and has
'performed in dozens of roles
in New Jersey and New York.
Rawls can be seen in "Red,"
coming up at FLT, and was
memorable as both the good
and the bad twin in "Death by
Golf" and in "Much Ado about
Nothing" and "Goodbye
Charlie" at FLT.
Vision Theatre represents
New Vision's commitment to
the arts as a means of encoun-
tering the spirit of God. In the
past the church has presented
jazz services, Dances for
Universal Peace and a mandala
inner work art project. To learn
more, find New Vision on
Facebook or call 225-0539.
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to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
105 Public Notice
ALL REAL ESTATE Advertised
Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any preference,
limitation, or discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All. persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development -
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for the
hearing impaired, r(800)927-9275.
201 Help Wanted
MEDICAL ASSISTANT need 2 years
experience in medical office, must be
personable, have good communication
skills and a professional attitude. Fax
resume to (904)261-7790..
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical .claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
LAWN & GARDEN, PLANTS,
HARDWARE Experience. Full/part-
mhS. Turner Ace Hardware, 2990 S.
S 201 Help Wanted
NEW RESTAURANT OPENING SOON
Crazy Egg now accepting applications
for all positions. FOH, BOH and
management. Please apply in person at
464073 State Road 200. Experience
preffered or will train. (904) 432-7767
TODDLER TEACHER NEEDED'- at
Step by Step, 95734 Amelia concourse.
Apply in person.
PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP
for small island cafe. Send application
CBC NATIONAL BANK is accepting
applications for the position of
Residential Mortgage Loan Processor at
its Fernandina Beach, FL location.
Duties include handling loans,
coordinating the workflow in and out of
the area to ensure that current loans
are in complete conformity with terms,
establishing and maintaining
appropriate files and records for loan
documents, 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
phone calls please. An Equal
BARTENDER NEEDED at Seabreeze
lounge. Experience preferred. Apply in
person at Days Ion,. 2707 Sadler Rd.
ISLAND HAIR CO. position available
for hairstylist and nail tech. Call Phyllis
at (904)753-0363 -or Maggie at
ELIZABETH POINTE LODGE Front
desk representative. Must work
weekends. Apply in person, 98 S.
Real Estate and Property
Looking for an energetic individual
with excellent oral, and written
communication skills. Must be
highly organized and able to multi-
task. Work primarily from home with
flexible scheduling. Some
weekends required. Send resume
to: P.O. Box 766P, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035.
*. LANDSCAPE MANACEMENTr -
Immediate Career Opportunity with Martex Services
for highly motivated person to join our team.
Landscape Maintenance Supervisorwill lead a crew in providing weekly land-
scape maintenance services to our Southeast Georgia commercial and residential
customers. Full-time, year-round employment. Should have strong leadership, train-
ing and communication capabilities as well as in-depth horticultural knowledge.
Ability to speak English and Spanish a plus. A degree in landscape management or
horticulture is preferred. Valid Florida/Georgia driver license.
Excellent compensation and benefits.
Send resume by FAX to (904) 261-0821 or by email to
veg SERVi ,
Bucket Truck, Crane, Stump Grinder
Licensed & Insured, Owner on Every Job
1 201 Help Wanted
SEEKING BILLING SPECIALIST -
Must have 2 years experience,
preferably in orthopedics. Fax resume
AMELIA ISLAND CLUB/LONG POINT
- P/T work for a Retail Assistant 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. 277-59C8 Long Point Golf
Shop. Ask for Dean or Barry.
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.
FARM WORKER/LABORERS -
Temporary position for 4 workers for
fieldwork from April 1, 2013 Dec. 1,
2013 at Tapeta Farm located in North
East, Maryland. Rate $10.87/hr. Resp's
inc. assisting in the cutting of hay
several times a year, examining hay for
mold and disease, sorting and
stacking. Workers will also be required
to perform brush cutting and other
farm maintenance activities as needed.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Worker
will be provided w/at least 3/4 of the
hours specified in the job contract. All
work tools, supplies & equip. will be
provided. Free housing will be provided
for workers who cannot reasonably
return to their permanent residence at
the end of the workday. Transport to
the worksite & subsistence expense will
be provided or paid by the employer
upon completion of 500%/ of the work
contract. Exp'd Farm Workers should
apply for this job at the nearest
Maryland Dept. of Labor office using
job listing number 267897.
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.dsisecurity.com BB9100030
BARBER CHAIR OPEN for Barber or
Cosmetologist. Experience preferred.
Crump's Barber Shop. Apply within,
474374 E. SR 200, Yulee location (Deer
Walk next to Dave Turner). (904)321-
AUDITION to be our famous LADY
LIBERTY Energy & enthusiasm is a
must. Seasonal marketing opportunity.
Call Liberty Tax Service at 310-6273.
EXPERIENCED CARPENTERS AND
FRAMERS needed for immediate
hire. Please call 206-1287.
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS,
HOME HEALTH AIDS
Want to work for the premier home
care company in Femandina? Short or
long hours, private duty. Excellent pay
and working conditions. Live Long Well
Care, call (904)432-1187 between the
hours of 9:30 & 4:30.
GRAB A TABLE AND
JOIN US FOR A
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9TH
2245 SADLER RD
Register at Coastal Trader, your
$25.00 booth fee covers 4 ads
Let the Shopping Begin!
201 Help Wanted
A busy medical practice is looking for
an experienced Certified Medical
Assistant/LPN for Fernandina office.
MUST have previous experience and a
great attitude. Monday-Friday with
good pay and great benefits. Apply by
sending resumes to
SPRAY TECH-FT W/BENEFITS
Must have previous experience in
custom cabinet finishing-clear coats,
solid paints-lacquers-glaze. Drug free
workplace. No phone calls. Apply in
person at Mooney's Custom
Woodworks 1854 S 8th St
Job Listing (Memorial United
Methodist Church) Memorial United
Methodist church is seeking a part-time
Communications assistant, to help with
communication/promotion of ministries
and programs to church family and
community at large (including print, e-
mail, webpage, and social medil). The
Communications Assistant must have
previous experience with
Communications Assistant must also
have proven 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
e-mail (brette(rmumconline.com), or
mail directly to Memorial UMC, 601
Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL
201 Help Wanted
601 Garage Sales
YARD SALE Something for everyone.
Sat. 2/2 & Sun. 2/3, Bam-5pm. 85281
Lil William Rd.
CAT ANGELS SALE Sat. 2/2, 9am-
1pm. Furniture, books, records, CDs,
household items, shutters, & women's
winter clothes. 709 S. 8th St.
ESTATE SALE 97128 Pirates Point Rd
in Pirates Woods Subdivision. Thurs, Fri
& Sat, Jan 31, Feb 1st & 2nd, 9:00 -
4:00. Numbers to enter sale at 8:30
Thurs morning. Do not block
driveways or park in neighbors yards.
Desk with hutch top, 2 drawer wood
lateral file cabinet, wing back chair,
Ethan Allen sofa table, sleeper love
seat, 2 arm chairs, 2 upholstered
chairs, Henry Link twin wicker bed set,
full size bed set, rattan dinette & 4
chairs, chest of drawers, king size
headboard, book shelves, vintage
folding top tables, coffee & end tables,
prints & water colors, glassware, punch
bowl sets, Mikasa & Tamac China,
pottery, open salts, kitchen items, cook
books, refrigerator, collection approx.
5000 comic books, patio furniture, sm
boat anchors, Cintas First Aid kit,
Sentry Safe, generator, computer,
exercise bike, clothing, books, large
metal carport & car tarp/canopy,
Roadmaster bike, Christmas items, fire
wood, yard & garden tools, lots of
misc. More info, photos and map go to
HUGE 2 FAMILY MOVING SALE!! -
Tools, antiques, fine furniture, art,
collectibles, and more! Sat. 2/2, 8am-
2prm. 202 N. 14th St.
YARD SALE Sat. 2/2, 8am-2pm,
MEDICAL ASSISTANT NEEDED for 96598 Chester Rd. Bed set, microwave,
busy specialty practice, full-time with desk, bench press with weights, home
benefits. Fax resume to (912)882-4509. gym and more..
RESIDENCE INN Amelia Island
now hiring Part-Time 3rd Shift Night
Audit and Accolunting additionally,
hiring Front Desk associate
position. Applicants must have
excellent communication, skills and the
ability to work nights, weekends,
Special Events and holidays. NO phone
calls please. Applications and Resumes
accepted 2301 Sadler Road. EEOC
THE GOLF CLUB of North Hampton
- is looking for PT staff for Beverage
Cart/Server & Golf Cart Attendant.
Weekdays, weekends & holiday shifts.
Weekdays preferred. Please email
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
204 Work Wanted
HANDYMAN SERVICE Great for
elderly or small business office. Honest
and dependable Christian. Call Dave
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:
BALLROOM CLASSES For Adults -
every Friday at 6pm. Bean School of
Dance, 25 N. 3rd St. Couples $1S.
Singles $10. 1st class FREE. What do
you have to lose?
FREETO GOOD HOME 2 Siamese
adult cats, together or separate.
Spayed/neutered. Shots. Please call
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE in Old
Town. Thurs. 1/31, Fri. 2/1 & Sat. 2/2,
8am-2pm each day. Clothes, computer
desk, car, dryer, & much more. 818
San Fernando St., Old Town Fernandina
Beach. N. 14th to San Fernando St.
ESTATE SALE Massive sale. 1930's
bedroom set, lamps, chairs, coffee
tables, chest, 1850's -walnut
bookcase, large wood worm dining
table, 6 chairs, leather love seat,
carpets, artwork, TVs, Victrola
(works), mantle clock, copper items,
miniatures, silk arrangements, comer
shelf, small bookcases, ant.,
cannonball twin beds, 'washer/dryer,
linens, collection of birdhouses, some
tools, chopping block in wheels,
decorative items, wind socks, may
kitchen items, books, frames,
glassware, pottery, ant. oak table,
collect '. ttC.., carnival, silver
plate, o... .s. iceper sofa, sofa,
rocker, golf sets, army cots,
suitcases, Christmas items, storage
boxes, bakers rack, Bar-B-Q sets,
lawn chairs, wicker rocker, wall
shelves, outdoor urn, planters, power
washer, large birdbath, concrete
goose, single beds, large tent, alum.
ladders, edgcr, Poulan saw, so much
more. Building full. Jan., 31st, Feb.
1st & 2nd, 8am-3pm, in Yulee. Turn
on Harts Rd. (across from Yulee Post
Office), go to Hayley PI., follow the
red & white signs.
GARAGE SALE AND BAKE SALE -
benefiting Micah's Place. Sat. 2/2,
8am-lpm. 1822 Highland Dr.
705 S. FLETCHER AVE Sat. 2/2
8:00am. Antique cherry bedroom set,
exercise equipment, generator, tablesaw,
misc items. Everything MUST go!
YARD SALE Sat. 2/2, 8am-lpm.
86342 Evergreen PI., Yulee. (Fumrnitulre,
clothing, etc.). (904)624-5515
GARAGE SALE 9am-2pm, Sat. 2/2,
5378 Florence Point Dr. Men's clothing,
chest freezer, household items, roll top
YARD SALE 86016 Cherry .Laurel
Way, 7am-2pm, Sat. 2/2. Home
furnishings, pictures, huge Air Hockey
Table, twin size student bed, knick
knacks and Much More. Everything
priced nght. NO EARLY BIRDS!
BALED STRA %
JOHN'S PINE SThAW
QUALITY GA STRAW GREAT PRICE
Locally Owned & Operated
"A company built one bale at a time through
hard work andintegrity over 18 years."
Fast, Frieidly Service-Installation Available
CLEANING SERX ICE
Please Call US
HOMES CONDOS OFFI ES
Patios Sidewalks &
Driveway Add-ons, starting at '599
We will meet or beat any reasonable quotes.
Highest Quality Lowest Prices
Office: (904) 491-4383
Licensed & Bonded cell: (904) 237-7742
Call 261-3696 and find
out how toi p it your
to work for youi
State Reg. Building Contractor
40 Years Expenence
State bcensed RB0055959
GfRAGES ROOM ADDITIONS
*: 9'^ -"
Shell, Synthetic, EIFS, Stone
Removal of Stucco
MIcl~el KiaI Ay SheiJob
15 Years Exsrience Frel Estimates
LIC # CBCB50037
GARAGE DOOR &
OPERATOR SYSTEMS, .
Steven Hair Maintenance. Inc. 1
"7?c l bval/, o since 1984
Quit Paying Tiooi Much!
904 -277-2086 .
NEI\ & I.SEDC5RS i
.\\N ~1 \IN[ EN.\N('E
Full Service Iawn Maintenance
Landscape designn & Installation
Irrigation Installation & Repair
Outdoor ligliing Solutions
Seasonal Lighting Projects
Sod Installation & Repair
+ Concrete Pavers & Fire Pits
Deck Installation & Repair
+ Retaining Walls & Ponds
Grading Services & Drainage
IS 1l20g00( ]9
Landscapl Management In
Mowing. Trimming, edging and blowing
Pruning and weeding
All Natural Fertihzalion
Soil Replenishment wilh Microbes
Corn Gluten Lawn Trealments
flower Beds and Plantings
F *Florida Friendly Design
Hydroseeding & Sod
Sprinkler System Experts
Tune-ups and maintenance plans
Repairs and valve locaing
WE'RE STILL HERE!
Sriill Laiioi Chris Loiie
Serving Nassau County
for over 20 years with
464054 SR 200 Yulee
P;.' inhitili' Pri ,
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Houses Trailers Patios
Wood Decks Cleaned & Resealed
PRESSRT E WASHNG
MOBILE HOMES HOUSES
OOCKS DECKSE DRIVEWAYS
Hm. 904-225.3630 "Dave"
Cell 904-335-6042 Cell 904-887-6453'
1-i" COASTAL ROOFING
"Re.Roofing Is Our Specialty'
Nassau County's Largest Roofing &
Siding Contractor Serving Satisfied
'Homebullders & Homeowners
Re-Roofing New Roofing
Siding -Soffit &Fascia
A C.astal Building Systemsa C
Call 261-3696 and find
ot how to p t your
to vvork foryoul
When It Rains
Now Installing Screened Rooms
LICENSED & INSURED Lowell Duster
601 Garage Sales
MOVING SALE Sat. 2/2, 10am-5pm.
Washer/dryer, tools, furniture,
recliners, lots of odds & ends. 85736
Avant Rd., Yulee.
BIG YARD SALE
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9TH
AT COASTAL TRADERS
2245 SADLER RD.
GOT STUFF TO SELL -
BRING A TABLE OR TENT
BOOTH SPACE $25.00
REGISTER AT COASTAL TRADERS
602 Articles for Sale
FOR SALE Dining room china hutch
table with 8 chairs, leather sofa chair,
upright blaster freezer, catering
charcoal grill. (904)'583-5512
GUN SHOW Feb. 2nd & 3rd. Prime
Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water
St., Jax. (1-95 south to exit 353A,
Forsythe St.). CWP classes 10:00 &
1:00. Admission $8.00. Free Parking.
Info Cliff Hangers (386)325-6114.
FOR SALE 6X12 covered trailer,
$2000/OBO. KX250 2-stroke racing
bike, $900/OBO. Bush hog, used 3
times, $650/OBO.' (904)277-1600.
611 Home Furnishings
QUEEN PILLOW TOP MATTRESS
SET New in plastic, $150. Call or text
ALL LIKE NEW outdoor high end
Rattan patio set, 5 piece. Dining glass
top pedestal table with 6 custom
chairs. Pier 1 Rattan set, 5 piece. 3
piece bakers rack, pillow top mattress,
1 king & 2 twin sets. Gas grill. Call
1 624 Wantd 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
BY OWNER Large lot, wonderful,
private, with pool. 4BR/2BA on Egans
Creek w/2 docks (no ocean access).
Sacrifice at $285,008. Also, sweet 2BR
cottage w/million dollar views of Egans
Cree kgd peing sold ..as .is 2.001'
21 SOUTH 11TH ST. Zoned C-3,
assessed at 107k. Will sell, AS IS, for
$87,500. Owner financing available.
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
1 806 Waterfront
OCEANFRONT LOT in Jacksonville
Beach. Zoned multi-family 4-plex.
Ready to build on. $585,000. (904)
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
I 809 Lots
FOR SALE BY OWNER Lot #67,
Spinnaker Dr., Summer Beach (AIP).
Golf course & ocean view. $350,000.
817 Other Areas
20 ACRES FREE! Own 60 acres for
40 acre price/payment. $0 down $168/
mo. Money back guarantee. No credit
checks. Beautiful views, West Texas.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013 CLASSIFIED News-Leader 7B
852 Mobile Homes
NICE 2BR/1BA country park,
$500/mo, water & utility shed included.
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE in a
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included (904)225-5577.
NICE 3BR/2BA DW in remodeled
condition. New carpet throughout,
garden tub, quiet area 85217 Phillips
Rd. $750/mo. + dep. (904)225-5580
AFFORDABLE LIVING Bring your
RV to live on a campground for $425/
mo. All utilities included. Ask about
senior citizen special. (904)225-5577.
3BR/2BA DW 75586 Johnson Lake
kd., Yulee. Backs up to the lake.
$875/mo. .+ $500 deposit. Call (470)
216-7113 or (478)363-1066.
ON ISLAND in park. Remodeled
2BR/1BA SWMH starting $165 wk/$675
mo. + dep & utils. Also, 1BR apts. &
3/1 duplex. Call for details 261-5034.
853 Mobile Home Lots
FLEETWOOD on 1 acre wooded lot.
$81,500. Owner financing. Very nice
home! Call (904)753-2155
HISTORIC DISTRICT Downtown FB
1BR/1BA, no kitchen, 2nd floor,
common laundry room. $525/mo
includes utilities. Call David (904)465-
0 g a
MAIN SALES OFFICE
ON ISLAND 1BR at beach, 1BR at
608 N. 14th, 3BR at N. 10th, 2BR/1BA
SWMH in pk. starting $165 wk/$675
mo. + dep & utils. (904)261-5034
SMALL EFFICIENCY APT. 3 minutes
from beach. Utilities included. Partly
furnished. $500/mo. + deposit. Call
WATERFRONT 16R, cozy. Great
S CENTER, INC
Ii, (ill: 901 .261.7000
Amelia Island, Florida
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
Deer Waik 5 Units Available
StFORBLEASE 1250 sq.ft.
904- 42 Each unit different floor
BARBER Joe's FRESH plan starting at $1000
SHOP Prouce & Dell month with year lease.
FOR LEASE mEVA3OLIC
904-277-3942 '...:' ',.
,iS, FOR LEASE
,,... ... 904-277-3942
474390 East Sta ad 200
We pay garbage, sewer
& water, and outside
277-394ll 2lr more ,',,rrrhlor
Saturday, Feb 2 1 PM-4PM
409 South 6th Street
3BR/1 full +2 partial BA ASF 1614
2649 Longboat Drive
3BR/2BA ASF 1772
96196 Oyster Bay Drive
4BR/3BA ASF 3944
Valeni ne Special
1 Bedroom $495/mo ($99 Security Deposit)
Cuy Apartnatsi with Counlry Charm! ._ CE
Close ho schools & slhpping. Pivu ti4'as
9 Sp mrk*i Pool
20 mumacs A -son le* 1s. cIo
41%* Eerfiw. Roam
'9041 845- 2'22
Serving All of Amelia Island
205 THE RESIDENCE
Beautifully furnished Mediterranean style ocean-
front vila. 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.
Centrally located in Summer Beach Village. One, two
and three bedroom units. Spacious floor plans include
a combined living room/diqing room and breakfast
bar. Choose to stroll to the pool or to the beach.
Prices Start at $299,000,
Beautiful townhomes in gated community in
Summer Beach. Just a short stroll to the community
pool or down to the beach.
Prices start at $349,900
Come build your dream home on this fabu-
lous lot in the private gated community in
Golfside South at Summer Beach.
$269,900 MLS# 56049
Beautiful unit! One of the largest 2BR condos! Prime
location! (Does NOT back up to A1A.) Very pretty rear
yard with a courtyard feel. Gated. Short walk to the
beach. Membership to The Golf Club of Amelia Island
$269,000 MLS# 57540
Beautiful Townhome on cul-de-sac. End unit with lots
of privacy. Unit comes with full club membership and
one of the island's most beautiful community pools.
Executive Upscale Oceanfront condos at
Summer Beach located north of the Ritz-
Prices start at $1,100,000
NASSAU COUNTY'S LARGEST
SELECTION OF LONG TERM RENTALS!
3350 S. Fletcher Ave., Unit E6 I1 3I0 f 2BR/2BA Oceanfiront and
fully furnished si\ih floor condo. L.ari Living Room and Dinning
area with all firnishling .rnd TV .Ma.ci Suite with private bbah and
view, of he A'laniik. ("uist iorn wirlh iwin beckd. Large private patio.
Community iPort. \\.irc- iin luded. No P(- A On Imand. S ',697/mu.
2503-A W. 5th Street 98 s1. 3BR/3BA Noiihcnd condominium
just a quick stroll f om the ixach. Tiled througlhour and with ocean
viewsfrom trec 'Maiter Suice balcony. Master located upstairs with
(i.S1est rooms down. C oruunit' poole. Pet0 .kt On Island.
16 Zachary Court 1668 sf. 3BR!3BA condo ustr steps from the
beach and glf icourc. Plenty od cab i e space in iths kitchen
overlooking ithe trlmily room wiii sirauld (ciiings and tfireplace- Over
sized screened porch on back with private lenccd in backyard. Pets ok.
On Island. $1,350/no.
1793 Arbor Drive 202/ 4sf t t3B/t2BA single family home in
Parkway South. Split floor plan with upgraded Kitchen and Breakfast
area. Tiled Sun room overlooking well landscaped Patio and
Backyard. Private setting. Twoe cart garage plus easy beach access. Yard
care included. No ets, small dog, possible. On Island. $1,547/mo.
86867 Cartesian Pointe Dr 25"2 sf. -BR/2.5BA large two story
house on a corner lot in Cartrsan Point. Well appointed kitchen with
center island overlooking the family room. Fully fenced big backyard.
Location is convenient to Kings Bay, Jaksonville rand Amelia Isl.md.
75079 Ravenwood Dr 1725 sf 3BR/2BA open floor plan Florida
style horne in Trimbercreek. Bright, large rooms and kitchen
overlookingliving.area with plenty of cbinet space. Pets ok, Off
1777 Mariners Walk- 1783 slA 3BR!2BA Marineis Walk condo just
a short distance to the beach and surrounding golftourses. All on one
level! Living room featiurcs large windows, tile and carper plus
built-ins. Galley Kitchen wirth microwave. Great outdoor spaces are a
.feature of this community. Pets ok. On Island. $1J,97/mo.
76044 Long Pond Loop 1922 sf. 3BR/2BA house in1 Cartesian
Pointe. Large family room with separate den or office. Bright open eat
in kitchen with view of pond. Security system and irrigation. Paver
driveway. Pets ok. OiffIsland. $1.247/mi.o
2119 Beach Wood 1210 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia Island
Plantation condo located just one block from the beach! Offered fully
furnished. Gated community, Pool nrd Beach access. Pet ok. On
85038 Oak Grove Place 1557 sf. 3BR/2BA ranch style located in
quiet rural seriig. Tiled throughout living area with wooden tongue
& groove ceilings for a rustic look. Fireplace in Living Room with
attached Dining Room. Kitchen wirh walk-in pantry, gas stove and
Breakfast Nook. Large Master Suite wirh his and her closets. Two
generously sized guest rooms. Screen porch overlooking large Fenced
Backyard is ., ..., f,. ,...,, ..,',, Washer & Dryer. Two car garage
with Worksl. I I *ii i :,,. S1,24i7/mo.
96010 Stoney Dr. 1373 sf. 3BR/2BA upstairs townhouse in gared
Sroney Creek: Large open floor plan with huge Kitchen and center
island plus Breakfast Area. Mlasrer Suite has a big walk-in closet and
separate shower/garden cub. Screened porch overlooks wooded area
and pond. One car garage. Small dog ok, no cat.s. Off Island.
95476 Rainbow Acres 1376 sf. 2BR/IBA house on 2 acres with
very large metal workshop in back. House has been recently renovated
and updated. Large iun porch on front and sun robn/play room on
back. Washel and dryer included. Pers ok. Off Island. S1,197/mo.
918 White Street 10-4rOs 2BR/3BA house in historic Old Town.
Nice corner lot location. Totally remolded home with professional
kitchen. Loft area with urlil bath can be used as office or den. Pets ok.
86092 Cartesian Point Drive 1415 s. 3BR/2BA house in
Carresian Pointe. Tiled floor throughout living area. Large Living
Room wirh Granite flooring intMedia Nook. All bedrooms separate
from main living area. Comfortable Master Suite with epoxy floor.
Large kitchen with Island and Graniconte reops. Large breakfast
area I.1 .. Huge Fully fenrced backyard wvih canopy-covered
patio I ... I ii Island. Sl,47/mto.
31010 Paradise Commoni ns, Unit 411 Desciptio,, 1181 : '. 'BR 21'A
Idelae iBo pln at gated Amia i Lake.. L.satced on the Hist I.;: P ir1,o
tor roommanintes's E.ch Bedroom has its own Barbnoom .in rod ,walk Jo, .
In unit \Vashr l Dryer included! Pes ok. Offi lind. S97-1mo
95 Oak Grove.- o>7 i. i 1 .. .. ,icJ on r tidl
.fa quiier aircide rti inh street. Virnage charm with niodern conveitr(e
I iing' D)iing Room c-xt)lbo. Hardwood floors in thce miri,-t xdmrea
Upd.avi kitchen. Phi la[V aind ludol g:ilcn rhrrriougrhoui r u Ei ;
ibckyaid. Per, ok. On Island. $1.24!mnu.
96161 Tidal Bay Court 121 si 3BR/2BA well mialrairaid hi e
Heron Isles. Wlel .ippointed ear-in Kitchen overlookinggen rmitus Iamti
Room. Celing ins throughout Twio (at girage. Gt,.x s ia l !:r't
-vcrhisrksig ruKie. lawn cnire i included. NO Pt1"5 Offfsland. It, ,in.l.
76237 Long Pond Loop 1922 sf. 4BR-/2BA house v wilt iage ,ouins Ir
Carteiain Pointe. Brighi open ert-in Kitdien e oriokisi geneus .ied
I 1-amy Room. Two car arage and partially fenced backyard, Pels ok. Off
97099 Coopers Way-- 1750 tI. 31BRi/2BA hoise on 1ie Jc iii q!I,:
n'ighbolhood. Ib'ixi tr, lxrs rlig,,it. Plenty of c- ini.rc in Kir re'r,
overlooking IFamily Rooi aild Dining Room. On` car grcage with
uniiiahicd Storage Roomn above. Large bedroom.. Pets ok. Off island.
978 Chad Street ... 1-100 sf 3R/2BA Island "Tosiwnhone locae d ia Ic
heart of Am .i.0rmd ioni a quite cul-de-sa.ea Clc-w io tihe Fe-mandina
Beach Middle .nd Hligh Schook. Low maintenance I:dsc.piiing. Miasnt
down with ceiling fans in all Bedroom,. Vaulted ceiling in 2 story l'amily
Room. OflHcilufe area overlooking Family Room. One cr gar garae. \ahee
and dreir Pet. ok. On Island. $,0ii7/mo.
30936 Paradise Commons #227 11l13 .t" 2BR/2BA tioaliy renovated
Amdia itakees condowirti csiom t paint and fixrides,. "'t is 2nd floor eurit is
within fcaIy talking distance to p1xi .imd other amienitieis. Pets ik. OHff
86116 Caesars Ave. 1274 sf 3BR/2BA boure in the newly bnhi
subdivision of Hidte,,s-ay! Well appointed kitchen with ear-in
ateaoverlohking the-genernuisly sized Famnily Room. Large MasIer sice
with two closets. Two air garage ijlus ............ .. . & )rye
included. Iers ok. Off Island. $1,095/mo.
23671 Bahama Point Drive, #121, 806 sf. IBRI/BA ground floor unit
inr Ameia .Lakes with new carper throughout. Open kitchen, ceiling fans
andsrerened porch overkcaking the lake. Pets ok. Off Island. 57z/ia.
96092 Cartesian Point Drive 1415 sq-fi.. 3BR/2BA !hause in c.a i.n
Poiite. Tiltil flnoot Ihrougliho ling ar-ea. l.aige living Room wi)
Granite floring in Media Nook. All bedroomsts separate froinm nii in lvmg
area. Comfortable Master Suite with epoxy floor. Large kitcaren with
Island and Granite countertops. Large breakfast area overlooking Huge
Fully fenced bIackvard with canopy.covered patio. Peis ok. Off Islandi
23699 Bahama Point, Unit 1113 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA First floor Amelia
Lakes condo locared close to the pool. Recently updated with new paint
and carpet. Galley Kitchen with attached Laundry Room e.atiring a
Washer & Dryer. Generous Living and Dining spaces. Master Suites
features bathroorir w:th Garden lTub, v ih'. C ;i ,, 1,i 1 ... ,. ,
por"h wvitlh privse Siotage Room. Dog I
224 Division St. 875 si. 2BRilBA tecertiy tenov;ted Fecnmdlina
btng.niow! New carper and paint throughoia the ntire home. Open lnor
plan with lots a natural light. Our back ik a fully fenced backyard 'with
storage shed. Washer and dryer. Owner installed solar panels dramatically
reduces aower bill. Pers OK. On island. $850!rno.
76237 Long Pond Loop 1922 NE. 4BR/2.A ihoise wnilth Lige oirnm iii
(an teiin Poi tie. Brighl open em-in KiK hen overlooking geterouslv siaed
Family Room. Tivo car Ga age and partially fenced backyard. Pets ok. Off
3322 Fairway Oaks 1,450 As 2BR/2BA immaculate newly rreWatedl
Omni Aimelia'sland Plantation villa located on ithe Fairwavy' NsIv', updated
Kircheir. wish all new appliances. Gener-ous i living sa ci wi'th
Iir.ng/Dinniing Rooi cimbinbecd. Master suiite with priv.!.' baii.
Optional A lP membership available. Washer & Dryer included' Pe;, ok.
On Island. iS1,09/71o.
1925 S. 14Tm St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
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5494 Ervin St, Great opportunity on $44,000 #56772
the corner of Lewis and Ervin street on
historical American Beach. This 50'x115' Lot 15 Avery Rd
lot is fenced. Price includes two homes $44,000
being sold "as is" with the right to
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FOR RENT 2BR/1.5BA TH apt
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Service animals only. $795/mo. 828
Nottingham Cr Call (904)261-3035
1BR/1BA Gur St. $575/mo. +
deposit and utilities. Service animals
only. 1 yr lease. (904)261-6047 or
ACROSS FROM OCEAN 2BR/26A,
tile, recent paint, W/D, ceiling fans,
Includes water, sewer & garbage 57
S. Fletcher. $950/mo. + $950 dep.
Available immediately. (904)277-7622
3BR/1BA LUXURY OCEANVIEW
APT. Tile throughout, central AC, DW,
W/D. 927 N. Fletcher Ave., down.
$995/mo. + deposit. (904)386-1005
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)753-1278 or (904)753-1257
OCEAN VIEW 2BR/1.SBA townhome
w/covered porches, CH&A, ceiling fans,
W/D conn. No smoking. Water, sewer &
garbage incl. $875/mo. + dep. 737 N.
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*433 N. Fletcher Ave 4BR/2BA Home
224 N. 2nd Street I BR/IBA Apt $700/mo
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*933 N. Fletcher 2BR/IBA with garage.
$900/mo + utilities.
*2500 First Avenue 2BR/2BA apartment
with single cat 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/1BA Ocean-view. 487 S., Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach. All url,
wi-fi,TV & phone.
3BR/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 and Tax
Amelia Park Unit B small office (2 rooms)
with bath, 576 sq.ft.$1050/mo.+ sales tax.
SFive PointsVillage 1,200 sq.fc.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 sqft $1700/mo. lease + tax. Sale also
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#59022 $183,000 #58932 $179,900 #59124 $349,500 #59009 $215,000
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AIP 1350SF single level 2BR/2BA
condo on Fairway. Full Kit renovation,
granite counters throughout. Sun Porch
w/ views Assoc. pool. Service animals
only. $1350/mo + utilities. 477-8763.
LOVELY, REMODELED VILLA in
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3 minutes to beach, 1 minute to golf,
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amenities, ground floor, W/D. No
smoking. Service animals only. $875/
mo. + dep. (904)545-0355
3BR/2.5BA CONDO Gated, 5 miles
to beach, neutral colors, W/D, garage.
$1150/mo + 1 month deposit. Service
animals only. Call (904)982-9797.
GREAT DEALS THIS WEEK
+1699 S 14 'St
Class A retail 1,200 sf to
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+1002 S. 8th Street
2,400 sf auto repair shop
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NVEST NASSAu LAND ExPERTS
2BR/1BA Wood floors, central A/C,
large deck, detached 2-car garage,
fenced yard. Avail. early Feb. $950/
mo. + $900 sec. dep. 118 N. 13th St.
Call Chris (904)753-3629 or (904)
HERON ISLES, YULEE 3BR/2.5BA, 2
story, all wood floors, newly remodeled.
$1200/mo. Service animals only. 96042
Morton Ln. (904)548-8132.
MARSH LAKES 3BR/2.5BA T.H.
1860sf 95130 Village Dr. Fireplace, lake
view, garage. $1,350/mo. Call
LAKE FRONT Marsh Lakes Patio
Home; sweeping views across the lake!
3BR/2BA, screened porch, all one level,
HOA tennis & pool, yard maint. & pest
control incl. $1450/m .1 ....I.;,
Small dog considered ..
3BR/1BA on island, large yard.
Available 3/1. $900/mo. (904)415-
3BR/2BA Fenced yard, screened
porch, irrigation, near Wal-Mart in
Yulee. $1,250/mo, references and
security required. (904)415-0311
ATTRACTIVE HOUSE- on S. 6th St.
3BR/1BA, just minutes from historic
district. Call (904)753-1346.
3/1 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
TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT 2815B
Ocean Dr. 4BR/3.5BA. In walking
distance to beach access. 2200sf of
living space. 1000 sf garage. Long
term, 1 yr lease req. 1 month security
dep. $1575/mo. (904)753-2230
3BR/2BA 1700 sq ft, central island,
on cul-de-sac, fireplace, 2 car garage.
Service animals only. $1400/mo. +
1861 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
drea receptionist, conference room,
break room, & security. For info call
1 866 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
2006 BLACK SATURN ION 76,000
miles, single owner, no dents, clean
interior. $6,200/OBO. (904)753-4787
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.
2003 GSX-750 MOTORCYCLE 30,000
mites, stretched, custom paint, runs
strong. $3,000/OBO. (904)753-4787
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