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Title: The news-leader
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Yes to library expansion, 3-2, but not roof

To roof or not to roof, that was the
Members and supporters of
Friends of the Library crowded City
Hall Tuesday to champion an expan-
sion of the Fernandina Beach branch
of the Nassau County Library, and
were not disappointed.by a 3-2 vote
by city commissioners.
But that vote was not before a pro-
tracted two-hour discussion in which
(c, rmiiii ion>i- s grilled Stephen Lazar,
executive vice president of V.R.L.
Architects, about details of the archi-
tectural plan. The Jacksonville firm
was hired by the city last August to
draw up plans for the expansion.
Vice Mayor Charles Corbett, who
il;in;iliel!y voted in favor of the expan-
sion, also asked Friends of the Library
to add $50,000 to its $400,000 com-
mitment for a new roof and windows.
The cost of the library renovation
is to be.shared by the city, county and
Friends of the Library group. The city
has committed $600,000 from its
Forward Fernandina loan, the county
has said it will commit $600,000 and
the Friends of the Library has pro-
jected it will raise and contribute at
least $400,000 to the construction and
hundreds of thousands more to the
furnishing of the expanded building.
According to Lazar, V.R.L. was
forced to'cut back on certain amenities
in an earlier plan because of budget
constraints; The firm had previously
(.rtimatrd the cost of renovation and
e pan'..i'n r t be ne:t-ly$2 million, well
ab,\_- th,- budget the city gave the
firm, but cuts brought the new esti-
mate down, to $1.436 million, Lazar
The new architectural plan, how-
ever, does hot incl.dih, c-placirt,_ the
main library roof and winch. ,n the
easi sid'-- Ille t.ructutr'-.> r replacing,
anid luveriin: the main libi ary ceiling,
which would help decrease energy
Lazar also presented commission-,
ers w jih.up.tion i.a .ncri, atkion o(rily
;'v.lhout a nihv:. I o ,lr':.xp r-io'ri -.
and renovation with new insulated,:
roofing at an additional cost of'
Corbett questioned the logic of.
expanding the library but not replac-
ing the roof, which Lazar had previ-
LIBRARY Continued on 3A

Supporters of expansion and renovation of the Fernandina Beach library fill City Hall for a city commission vote on the architectural plan
and funding Tuesday.

'Library needs to move forward'


A number of residents in favor of the library
expansion,,spoke to commissioners before an official
vote was taken at City Hall Tuesday night.
"This library serves every segment of the pop-
ulation, IThornam \\a >libuiin ;'aid tI, c.mi-,ii F,'n..
.er ""Y'Iu jolly well better vote'for this."
.- Sfondta Allen said she was in favor of the reno-
vation becai.iu1- she and her children use the library
Itit'weekly -tory time, and the space is not ade-
qual.. "-Tht library is inadequate," she said.
"No mnally l1,',:. a separate facility for children."
Phil Scanlan said he was in support lh, I ,IIS,-
vation even though he was not in favor of the full
Forward Fernandina package. "You're asking
(Friends of the Library) to go back and fund the

whole project," he said. "You can always go to the
county and see if they'll kick something in ... you'll
never get it risk-free."
Guy Petty said the commissioners had "a great
opportunity to get this library going," but .warned
against getting "caught up in the minutiae."
"I though t'r,ightl' the night you're going to
a ppi, t: thtelibrary," said Joan Bean, a local business
owner. "People are _:p,. u inc a ;ig final : Let's get
'er done." '
"The city is being given a $1 million gift," said
Margaret Howard, a downtown gallery owner.
"(Friends of the Library) is giirig the city a library
that they won't own. What have you got to lose?
Gee, let's do it."
Vickie Maley, a new resident, said she was "in
total love with this community" and that "the library
needs to move forward to the 20th century." .She

added that libraries, more and more, are becoming
hubs-of the community, and that people use them to,
access information in the digital age.
Marie Santry said she had spent many hours in
the Fernandina Beach Library and observed people
standing in line waiting to use the computers. "I'n
ah litlr distibrd thai Friends of the Library are
b,.ing a-skrd to give rnioi,: money. I understand yot
.hmve ..1,1 )i f,-r a new roof that got.rolled over."
Anne Sh,.. itlltir a L 1 1a-b i .tl :h .-:-r1, 1.:l l(
the .in, ""i that cit tIficials at one time put asid<
to replace the library roof.
City Manager Joe Gerrity said the money was
used to balance the city's budget.
Wilma Allen noted the library was heavily used
by low-income people living ,in town, who really
FORWARD Continued on 3A


Crews have begun installing natural gas lines along Ninth Street downtown. The lines will be extended
from 1 1th Street to Front Street and from Ash to Alachua streets, enabling businesses within the
downtown commercial district to connect. Some businesses along Eighth Street are being connected

Woman's killer gets

life without parole

A man convicted in the 2008 murder
of a Yulee woman at a Kingsland, Ga.,
hotel has been given the maximum
sentence of life ini prison without parole.
Amos Southall also will serve a 30-
year concurrent prison sentence after
being' convicted of distribution of
Camden County, Ga., Superior
Court Judge Anthony L. Harrison sen-
tenced Southall, 31, on Monday.
Southall was convicted in
November for the Feb. 26, 2008, mur-
der of :21-y.-a ,,-ld Michelle Hainley of
Yulee. Hainley's body was found by
housekeepers floating in the bathtub of
a hotel room at the Ramada Inn in
Kingsland. An autopsy later deter-
mined that Hainley died from multi-
ple blunt force trauma, strangulation
and drowning.
In an interview with Kingsland
police, Southall denied being in the
hotel room where the victim was found,
but DNA and fingerprint evidence
linked him to the victim's body and
the hotel room.
S,,iil.,ill and another man,
Kristopher Robinson, were both early
suspects in the case because they had
been seen together near the hotel
about the time Hainley was murdered.

Robinson had
a cc om ipangi ec
Hainley from her
mother's home tc
the hotel and wab ,
driving her rental ca
after she was killed.
Linda Johnson,
Hainley's mother,
Southall testified during the
trial that her (laugh-
ter had traveled tc
Kingsland on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008.
with Robinson, who her daughter had
been hanging around with for about a
"She got her income tax (refund),"
testified Johnson, who said her daugh-
ter used the money to rent a car
and a hotel ro, n if,-i i,. night. Johnson
said Hainley and her 3-year-old son,
Keelan, had been living with her at the
She testified that she knew her
daughter smoked marijuana but was
unaware of any other drug use
According to testimony, marijuana, a
pipe, prescription pills and narcotic
pills were found in the hotel room.
The victim and her killer boti
attended Fernandina Beach Higt

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FL 0 R I D A 'S

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8,2013 NEWS News-Leader


Barton T Clark
Barton T. Clark, 71 of Yulee, FL
June 21, 1941 -January 27, 2013 .
He was a loving and devoted husband, father,
grandpa, and friend.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years,
Jeanne Clark, his daughter Carol Rose (Mark),
his son Bart Clark (Lynn), his 3 very loved &
special grandchildren, Lyle (Anna), Mary
Elizabeth (Emmy) and Hannah, who he loved
so very much.
Barton "Butch" Clark was a servant. He
served his country in the Army. He served as
a Sheriffs Deputy for 33 years. He served and
is serving his Lord Jesus Christ.
His service was held on Saturday, February
2, 2013. Viewing was at 10 am and the service
at 11 am at Yulee Baptist Church, 85971 Harts
Rd., Yulee, Florida 32097. A reception followed
at the church.

John Charles Cover
Mr. John Charles Cover, age 61, lifetime res-
ident of Fernandina Beach / Yulee, went home
to be with our Lord in the early morning on
Wednesday, February 6, 2013. He was a much-
loved brother, uncle and friend.
John was the Owner and Operator of John's.
Pine Straw and could be seen on the roadsdeliv-
ering straw to the local homeowners. For many
years he was accompanied by his sidekick, Jedi;
the huge black Lab that sat and waited so patient-
ly while John carried on his business.
His home was always a refuge.for stray ani-
mals and he personally rescued many from the
John was a regular at many local eating estab-
lishments around town and knew most of the
servers by name. He of course had his favorites
but no names will be seen here!
John was preceded in death by his father,
Charles Benjamin Cover in 1962 and by
his mother, Mary Jean Steadham Emanuel in
John is survived by his brother, Alan Cover
(Bunny) and Robert Duff Cover (Ann), his sis-
ter, May Kay Cover Jagel qeff), nephews, Jason
Dougherty, Chad Dougherty, Adam Cover,
Blake Cover, Ty Cover and nieces, Alyson
Dougherty and Mackenzie Cover.
He leaves behind numerous longtime friends
and his beloved pets, Chilly, Pretty Girl and
Oreo. He will be missed.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on
-Saturday, February 9, 2013 in the Burges
Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home with
Chaplain Wayne Arnold, officiating.
His family will receive friends today from
5:00-7:00 pm at Oxley-Heard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the Nassau Humane Society,
671 Airport Road, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
heard.com. ,
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Carolyn H. Forman

Nursery School at the West Side Presbyterian
Church. She was also a piano teacher. After
moving to Westbrook, CT, she joined the
Women's Club and attended the Congregational
Church. Since settling on Amelia Island, she
joined the Newcomers Club, the First
Presbyterian Church and enjoyed life at the
Amelia Island Plantation.
Mrs. Forman always enjoyed gardening and
loved nature. As a resident at the Amelia Island
Plantation she was commonly seen walking
many hours, as well as swimming laps until the
age of 90. She derived great joy from spending
time in the pool with the children of vacationing
She leaves behind, her daughters, Andrea
Schroeder (Albert), Littleton, CO, Christina
Carlton (Merritt), Amelia Island, FL, two sisters,
Margaret Davis, Helen Levermore, one broth-
er, Henry L Henze, Grandchildren, Melissa
Schroeder Donaldson (Scott), Allison Schroeder
Rose (ion), Megan Schroeder, Heather Carlton
Hearst (Jason), Lance Bartlett Carlton (Lynn)
and great-grandchildren, Molly and Will
Donaldson, Ethan and Emily Rose, Tegwyn and
Tate Hearst, Bridger H. Carlton and numerous
nieces and nephews,
A time of celebrating her wonderful life will
take place in the Spring, as she is laid to rest.
Please share her life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Anne Thompson Heard
Mrs. Anne Heard, 64, of Fernandina Beach,
Florida, passed away December 27,2012. Born
February 4,1948 in Frederick, MD, she was the
daughter of the late Sidney Thompson Jr. and
Virgina M. Stonestreet Thompson.
Anne lived in many places. Her husband of
36 years was a Pilot for the United States Navy,
and she made many wonderful friends during
his career.
Besides her husband Chet, she is survived
by her daughter, Elizabeth (Ryan) McEnany of
'St. Johns, FL: son, Daniel-Heard (Emily) of
Jacksonville, FL; two sisters, Katherine
Thompson Diggins of Frederick, MD, Jean
Thompson Michaud of Key West, FL; grand-,
- daughters Ava, Emily, Grace and Rebecca
McEnany; grandson, Anderson Heard;
Stepmother, Jean Thompson of Frederick, MD;
stepsister, Carla (James) Kidd of Baton Rouge,
IA: and stepbrother Robert (Deborah)
Thompson of Damascus, MD; Chet's uncle and
aunt, Phil (Emily) Lockard of Aiken, SC, and
many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Anne was an amazing wife, mother, grand-
mother, and friend. Her kind, caring, and loving
ways will be missed by all her family and friends.
A memorial service will be held in March at
St. Mary's Church in Barnesville, Mb.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St.
Mary's Catholic Church, c/o Fr. Kevin O'Reilly,
PO. Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838 or Sacred
Heart Catholic School, 5752 Blanding Blvd.,
Jacksonville, Florida 32244. 1
Eternity Funeral Home and Cremations Nassau

Ms. Carolyn H. Forman, age 94, of Amelia
Island, FL passed away on Th'Yfigr'ftPri6' '" .". Ell lt ,
January 31, 2013'a'FOspre' Village oTA fI.T'ii.fa ............... ...
Island, FL Elizabeth Pendry Hedgecock, 89, High
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was one of six chil- Point, N.C., died Jan. 31, 2013. A memorial serv-
dren born.to the late Henry Bartlett Henze and ice will be at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 in the
Caroline Matilda Behre Henze. She grew up in Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
Ridgewood, NJ and was a graduate of Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Ridgewood High School, Class of 1936. In 1940 Feb. 13 at the Sandy Ridge United Methodist
she graduated from Smith College' in Church, High Point, N.C.
Northampton, MA with her Bachelor of Arts Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Degree in Art and Music Appreciation: Mrs. Nora Henderson Rowe, 88,
Possessing a love of music and the fine arts, she Fernandina Beach, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
later attended the Arts Students League in New Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at
York to study sculpture., the First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach.
She had resided in Glen Rock, NJ and Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors
Westbrook, CT before moving to Amelia Island, Mr. Thomas Schadowsky, 41, Yulee, died
'FL in 2002. While living in Glen Rock, New Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Arrangements will
Jersey she was a member of the College Club be announced.
of Ridgewood and she taught Sunday School and Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Grief support

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida
offers an open-ended grief support group for
adults who have experienced the death of a
loved one.
An open-ended support group format
allows new participants to join the group at any
time, so that new grievers have access to the
group as a support resource.
The support group is led by a licensed and
trained Commu-nity Hospice bereavement
professional. *
The group meets every second and fourth
Thursday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m. at
the Nassau County Council on Aging, 1367
South 18th St., Fernandina Beach.
Community Hospice support groups cre-
ate a safe and comfortable environment where
you can bond with others who have experi-
enced a similar loss.
For information or to learn whether a
Community Hospice support group might be
right for you, call Joanne Bernard, LCSW, at
(904) 407-6811. -



Optimist dubs
The Yulee Optimist Club meets every
Tuesday at noon at Murray's Grille on A1A in
Yulee. Call 753-0091.
* *
The Fernandina Beach Optimist Club
meets Wednesdays from noon-li p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Call Bernice
Kelley at 261-7923 or Barb Kent at 277-4071.
The Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach
meets each Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1
p.m. at the Florida House Inn on South Third
Street. Feb. 13 will feature David Caples with
this year's Katie Ride for Life. Call Melanie
Ferreira at 321-5675.,
,.* *
The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise
meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Bill Melton Road.
Contact Christal Fish at clfish@barmjlaw.com
or visit www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

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Local resident Elsbeth Smith in the arms of her
father, John Perkinson, who is standing next to soon-
to-be baseball legend- Stan Musial, in Daytona Beach in
July 1941. Perkinson and Musial worked at
Montgomery Ward department store in Daytona
Beach, and would play catch after work, Smith was
told. She said her father's co-workers had bet on her
birth weight, and Musial won the bet. Musial would go
on to play for the St. Louis Cardinals until 1963 and
become widely known as "Stan the Man" for his per-
. formance on and off the field. The Hall of Famer died
last month at age 92.

ARIAS to host

piano concert

On Feb. 18, ARIAS will
once again host a piano con-
cert by Fabio Mechetti and
his wife Aida Ribeiro, who will
play selections for four hands.
The concert will be held in, the
Palmetto RMom, Ocean Club,
Amelia Island Plantation.
This is a special event,
available only to ARIAS mem-
'bers. For information about
becoming a member of
ARIAS, contact Bill Gingrich at
wggin@aol.com or 277-7094.
The concert is $40 per person,
which .includes.heavy hours
-d'oeuvres (starting at 6:30
p.m.) with a cash bar (Amelia
Island Club card, or cash).
The concert will start at 7:30
p.m. Call Pat Murray at 321-
4147 to make your reserva-
Mechetti is now in his 11th
season as music director/con-
ductor of the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra, and has
continually taken the orches-
tra to new artistic heights. One
of the most respected con-
ductors in the U.S. and inter-
nationally, he is also music
director and principal con-

JSO conductor Fabio
Mechetti and his wife,
Aida Ribeiro, above, will
play selections for four
hands at a special piano
concert for ARIAS mem-
bers on Feb. 18.

ductor of the Minas Gerais
Philarmonic in Brazil.
, Mechetti graduated from
the Juilliard School of Music
with Master's degrees in both
conduction and composition.
His wife, Aida Ribeiro, is a con-
cert pianist. They 'are-proud
parents of twin daughters.

Community Hospice

seeking volunteers'

Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida has volun-
teer opportunities available
that help improve the quality of
life of patients and families liv-
ing in Nassau County, includ-
Visiting patients in their
homes, in long-term care or
assisted living facilities, or at
one of the five inpatient care
centers Community Hospice
Working with children
and -teenagers at Camp
Healing Powers, a therapeu-
tic weekend camp held twice a
Visiting pediatric patients
and their families by volun-
teering with Community
PedsCare, the pediatric pallia-

tive and hospice program
for children with life-limit-
ing and life-threatening condi-
Dog owners can volun-
teer to become part of the
Community Hospice pet ther-
apy program and visit patients
or participate in community
Volunteers are needed to
assist with clerical and admin-
istrative duties.
Volunteers help out at a
variety of exciting events that
support Community Hospice
fundraising efforts.
Visit communityhospice.
com and click on the For
Donors & Volunteers tab, or
call (904) 407-5011 for addi-
tional information.'




Seventy contestants were set to compete for
the title of "Miss Nassau" at a pageant at the
Municipal Auditorium in Fernandina Beach.
February 7, 1963
The Fernandina Beach Commission suggest-
ed Nassau County should follow its suit and ban
alcohol on Amnelia Island beaches.
February 11, 1988
Nassau County pondered buying the First
Union building at 402 Centre St. for $2 million to
give the Property Appraiser, Tax Collector and
Elections Supervisor offices more room to oper-
February 7, 2003



VFW Postmeets
The Byrd-Wallace Post No.
4351 Veterans of Foreign
Wars, the Men's Auxiliary and
Ladies Auxiliary monthly
meeting is the second
Monday of every month at the
Post, located at 96086 Wade's
Place, Fernandina Beach,
under the Shave Bridge. The
general meeting begins at 6:30
p.m. Contact VFW Post 4351
at (904) 432-8791 for informa-
AARP meets
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
the new officers for 2013.
Annual dues of $7.5Q are due.
To join the local chapter you
must be a national member of
the AARP. The chapter can
sign you up for both.
Membership starts at 50 years
old and national dues are $16
(includes spouses).
The local chapter partici-
pates in activities in the city
and county and contributes to
the VA Hospital in Lake City
during the year. The chapter
also offers social events for its
members and COA clients.
For information call John
Megna at 277-2143.
Smooch a pooch
RAIN Humane Society will
host a "Smooch A Pooch"
event for Valentine's Day. A
pup will be available for kiss-
ing on Feb. 13 and 14 from 11
a.m.-3 p.m. each day at the
Paws Ability store (in the
Harris Teeter Shopping
Center). In return for your
smooch a donation of canned
dog or cat food would be
RAIN President Lynda
Mixson will be at the store on
the Feb. 14 to answer ques-
tions and give updated infor-
mation on RAIN's programs.
All are welcome.
Women meet
The next WOAMTEC
(Women on a Mission to Earn
a Commission) lunch is 11:30
t.m.-I p.m. Feb. 13 at the Golf
Club of Amelia National Golf
Club, 95211 Clubhouse Road.
Cost is $15 and includes
lunch. WOAMTEC offers
business-building opportuni-
ties where women can focus
on keeping their priorities in
order of faith, family and
finance without feeling guilty
about it. Contact Lisa Buben at
(734) 341-5507 or
Pancake breakfast
All are invited to the
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary-sponsored
pancake breakfast at
Applebee's, corner of Eighth
Street and Sadler Road, on
Feb. 16 from 8-10 a.m: The
cost is $8 per person and.
includes a stack of pancakes,
scrambled eggs,
bacon/sausage (chef's
choice), and choice of drink.
Tickets are available in the
Gift Shop at the hospital or at
the door. Cash or checks are
accepted. For information call
Pancakes for a Cause
Memorial United
Methodist Church in down-
town Fernandina Beach will
serve Pancakes for a Cause,
Kairos Outside, a prison min-
istry that ministers to women
affected by incarcerated men,
on Feb. 17 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Guest speaker Mary Webster
will speak at 9:45 a.m. The
" public is welcome. For more
information call Bill Scheffat
Libraries dosed
The Nassau County
Library System will be closed
on Monday, Feb. 18 for the
Presidents' Day holiday. Book
drops will remain open.
Pirates and pints
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blood drives with the

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Flea Market in Jacksonville.
On Feb. 23, a blood drive will
be held at American Legion
Post 54, 626 S. Third St., from
9 a.m.-3 p.m. The American
Legion Squadron 54 and the
Men's Auxiliary Post 4351 will
provide free lunch and bever-
ages for donors. Post 54 mem-
bers will offer guided tours.
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Continued from 1A
ously described as
"deplorable." Library staff has
also complained about leaks
in the east-facing windows.
"We're spending $1.6 mil-
lion, but we're not going to
replace the roof or windows,"
Corbelt said. "That doesn't
make sense to. me." He also
questioned (hlie addition of a
meeting room, staff space and
a separate children's library.
"It appears we have more
rooms than Downton Abbey,"
he quipped, referring to the
English mansion at the center
of the popular PBS miniseries.
"Originally, you said the roof
was deplorable."
Lazar said he stood by his
originalstatement about the
roof, but that he 'had since
changed his mind and realized
it was the roof flashing that.
needed replacement rather
than the roof itself. "Window
replacement can happen rela-
tively easily," he said.
Dawn Bostwick, director of
the county library system, said
the windows are doublepaned
and a seal between them
breaks periodically, causing
them to have water condensa-
tion. Replacement windows,
she said would be around $850
each. She also noted a meeting
room that was closed in 2000
was used over 300 times a year.
"Spaces and relationships
were needed for this library,"
Lazar said. He added the roof
could be done at a later date.
"We're looking at where we
coukl appreciate the most bang
for thle buck," he said.
"I'm still not happy,"
Corbett said. "We're reducing
things that should be replaced,
in my opinion. Maybe we need

Continued from, 1A
need the sei vices offered.
Bob Wells said the library
had been discussed 'for. a
long time,; and that the plan
from V.R.L. Architects was a
good one. "For $600,000,
you're getting a $1.4 million

'We're spending $1.6 million,
but we're not going to replace
the roof orwindows. That
doesn't make sense to me.'

to go back and look at it again." expense w
Corbetlt hen asked Hill inspired g
Flynn, president of Friends of of "No!" w
the Library, how much his the matter
group was willing, I o "pony up" next meet
for a new roof andll windows. Mayor
Flynn answered that he could the city ha
not speak for the Priends for a new li
board, but that he would meet we are tall
with them Wednesday to dis- ting a roo
cuss it. needs so 1
Flynn said the project( "I thinly
would have a line of credit ask the Fri
from a bank it needed. "We to do thing
have $125,000 in cash and building s
probably another $75,000 by said. "I sui
the end of the week,"'Flynn this horse
said. "We've already spoken to When
the banks (but) they are wait- vote on co
ing .to see what happens for the plan
tonight." Gass and P
Corbet( also questioned an Corbett, Fi
estimated price tag of $800,000 sioner Ed 1
for furnishings and equipment, solution app
.and asked if there was any agreement
guarantee the .money would county an
be forthcoming. Library fo
City Manager Joe Gerrity 'library canm
noted it would take several Gass votin:
months for the Technical The F
Review Committee to endorse branch libr
the project and for permits to St., built in
be approved. for many
"That's just the reality of ered too sn
things," Gerrity said. "We're population
not going to start next week and county
or next month." ity for the li
Commissioner Arlene the buiklii
filkoff received thunderous $53,000
applause-from the audience library ser
when she commended Friends pays for tl
of the Library for its "passion- operating e
ate" work and for sharing the adaughtr

building. It's a good deal.
We're on the cusp of this
thing. Let's get it done aind not
get hung up on a $50,000
,Andrew Curtin was the
only resident to express doubt
about the plan. "I'd like to have
a new library .too," he said.
"But this $600,000 is from bor-

rowed mon
comes fro
loan, and y(
$2.7 million
tion to fix th
they are tht
would not 1
its back."
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vith the cily. Corbell
,roans and mutlers
vlien he suggested
be tabled until the
Sarah Pelican noted
d set aside $90,000
brary roof, "yet here
king about not put-
f on a library that
iany rep firs."
k we're starting to
ends of the Library
gs the owner of the
should do," Filkoff
ggest we've beaten
to death."
the time came to
)nceptual approval
I, Commissioner Pat
elican voted against,
ilkoff and Commis-
koner in flavor. A res-
proving the financial
t between the city,
rd Friends of the
r expansion of the
ie on a .4-1 vote, with
g against.
ernandina Beach
ary at 25 N. Fourth
the late 1970s, has
years been consid-
mall for the growing
. Although the city
y share responsibil-
ibrary the city owns
tg and pays about
annually toward
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n to take the posi-
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e landlord... the city
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Consumer confidence falls

University of Florida

consumer confidence dipped
in 1,'', mlrtr according to a -
monthly 'Univ&rsity of Florida
Consumer confidence has
been more or less flat since the
November election because of
improving economic conditions
and Congress' delay handing
the federal government's fis-
cal problems, said Chris
McCarty, director of UF's
Survey Research' enter in the
Bureau of Economic and
Business Research.
Responses'to the five sur-
vey components used to reflect
confidence were mixed. When
survey takers were asked if
they are better off financially
than a year ago, their overall
response showed a decline.
However, expectations that
their own personal finances will
improve by this time next year
rose. Faith in the U.S. economy
over the coming year was
unchanged, while the outlook
on economic conditions for-the
next five years fell. Finally, opin-
ions about 'whether now is a
good time to buy expensive
retail goods such as televisions
January may have, seen a
modest (lip in confidence, but
there had been a strong possi-
bility of a big decline in Jhnuary
if the fiscal cliff in Washington

had riot been averted, McCarty
Although Congress put off
.iki,-:i major action, il dr ,i '..
taxes..on incomes -\>, ..d, i

$400,000 a year by reverting
to Clinton-era tax levels. It also
repealed the payroll tax cut,
although it may take Floridians
a while to notice this.:


Keeping kids healthy

News-Leader I k .

As a cosmetologist. for 20
years, Sheryl Causey's job was'
to make people look better.
"Now I hope to make people
feel better."
As health aide/paraprofes-
sional at Emma Love Hardee
Elementary School for 15 years,
Causey has seen her share of
unusual situations, including
kids with pencil erasers stuck in
their ears.
Fire-rescue has been sum-
moned for kids with asthma
attacks, seizures or broken
bones, and a teacher who fell
and cut her head, but most
complaints are minor and range
from simple tummy aches to
occasional bouts with pink eye
or the common cold.
At the end of the day,
Causey says the best part of
her job is knowing that in one
way or another, she has helped
each child who visited the
"I've sent those who are sick
home, returned others back to
class safe and sound, and if
emergencies occurred, we've-
correctly dealt with them or
called rescue for help," said
As a health aide, Causey's
duties include dispensing med-
ication, assisting diabetics with
daily blood checks and insulin
injections, first aid for boo-boqs,
calling parents for sick kids,
recording information on each
student clinic visit and much
She also works on the
school newspaper, does hall
duty and even bus duty if need-



Emma Love Hardee Elementary health aide Sheryl
Causey speaks.to a student at the school clinic.

The one important thing
she'd like to relay to parents?
"Please keep your child
home if they are sick."
I The friendly school health
aide attends about three health
training per year and keeps
up with first aid, CPR and auto-
matic electrical defibrillator
training. I
Originally from -South
Carolina, Causey has lived in
Nassau County for 18 yeats.

Leisure activities include read-
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time with husband Mike.
The couple has two grown
children, Monica, and MiChel,
and a "granddog" named Jake.
"He's a longhaired
Dachshund the cutest ever!"
Emma Love Hardee is locat-
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office hours are 7:15 a.m. to
2:45 p.m. Phone 491-7936.


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FBPD honors'shining examples' to all

The Fernandina Beach
Police Department held its
annual awards banquet in
January at the Fernandina
Beach Municipal Golf Course,
where the police officer, civilian
employee and volunteer of the
year awards were announced.
In addition, several community
members were recognized for
outstanding service.
City, county and state offi-
cials were on hand to honor:
. Police Officer of the Year
Al Smith, a 22- year veteran of
the Fernandina Beach Police
Department, -was called a con-
sistently exemplary employee
year in and year out. He has
held positions throughout the
police department, including
assignments as a Crime Scene
Detective, Property Room cus-
todian and Investigations as a
narcotics detective, where he
was involved in numerous com-
prehensive and notable cases.
In 2011 he was assigned to
Fernandina Beach High School
as the School Resource Officer.
"During the past two years he
has truly put his personal stamp
on this assignment, while pro-
viding the school campus with
a safe school environment. He
promotes a positive law enforce-
meit image to school children
of all ages, taking responsibili-
ty to visit the two elementary
schools and the middle school
on a regular basis," said Chief
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During the past two years
Smith has used his police train-
ing and life experiences to con-
duct many meaningful presen-
,tations on topics such as drug
and alcohol abuse, personal
safety, bullying education and
prevention, Internet safety, con-
flict resolution and the conse-
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pus criminal activity and meet-
ing regularly with parents and
students on a variety of issues.
He is available to provide guid-
ance to administrators, stu-
dents, parents and faculty on
all school related safety and
health issues.
He conducts hour-long pre-
sentations to the entire student
body on the importance of
school safety, providing practi-
Cal guidance and information
about the tragedy of school vio-
lence, telling the young audi-
ence that school violence can
be prevented with vigilance and
understanding, and by know-
ing some common warning
signs and reporting observa-
tions properly and in a timely
He was recently nominated
by 'the Fernandina Beach
Faculty Council as Florida's
School-Related Employee of the
Year. They wrote that he "has
inspired teachers and students
to become informed members
of a school community that val-
ues a safe and secure learning
environment. He leads by
example in his efforts to nego-
tiate solutions to difficult prob-
lems. He serves as an advocate
for victims and a partner with
agtriT les tihlt -e i ve o. ii stu-
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Civilian Employee of the

Year Margie Hatton, who- has
been with the city for 12 years
and works at the front count-
er, greeting visitors and demon-
strating the importance of cus-
tomer service on a regular
She receives and routes
calls, processes traffic citations,
collects fines and fees, handles
public records requests and
routine requests for reports,
prepares purchase orders and
orders department supplies,
accepts subpoenas for police
officers and a variety of other
,She is-competent and capa-
ble and is always willing to help
the public and co-workers.
Volunteer of the Year
Charles Mitchell, a police chap-
lain who has been active over
the past eight years as a Pastor
on-Patrol. He makes regular.
visits around the. department
to talk to members and to
check on their well-being, reg-
ularly rides with offices, is an
original board member of the
Police Auxiliary Corps and vol-
unteers at events regularly.
."We are all well aware of the
high cost of delivering quality
public service," Hurley told the
gathering. "I'm always telling
people that my priority is the
lbui* t it is-th blueprint for,~
Sho,, we deliver services.
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smarter. One shining example
of working smarter is our
Police Auxiliary Corps, which
has been a true blessing to the
city, providing competent traffic
control and a variety of other
duties at our many city events.
You have seen them every-
where, and-now you expect to
see them everywhere. In fact, it
is now common to receive
event applications where the
organizers have already insert-
ed PAC volunteers into the
event map.
"In the past few years our
Police Auxiliary Corps, which
has more than 50'active mem-
bers and many more on deck,
has worked hundreds of events,
committing several thousand
hours of volunteer time and
effort to this community."
Hurley cited the PAC board
of directors Commander
Steve Filkoff, Vice Commander
John Harris, Treasurer Don
McFadyen and members Paul
Booton, Charles Mitchell, Mary
Ruark, Bob Keller, Jack
Dickison and John Bertsch.
Community Service
Award winner Bill Gower, exec-
utive director of Boys and Girls
Clubs of Nassau County, who
was honored for his work with
young people and the new club
-:'n Fernandina Beach
iill .,i- :-ii and i ii walked
about the unique relationship
between juvenile crime and
comprehensive community-
based and affordable youth
clubs that provide young people
with a safe place to spend time
during non-school hours and
during the summer as an alter-
native to being home alone or
on the streets," Hurley said.
"My career in law enforce-
ment has taught me that edu-
cation is the real silver bullet,
especially for young people fac-
ing special hardships. One
aspect of Boys and Girls Club
programming that, I found par-
ticularly compelling was their
'Power Hour.' The Boys and
Girls Clubs:are committed to
providing a structured setting
for achieving success in school
by providing mandatory time
for focusing on daily homework
assignments with help from
capable tutors.
"I have reviewed the statis-
tics and the findings are very
clear Boys and Girls Clubs
Hurley noted, "The club
helps to create ongoing rela-
tionships with caring adults and
connections to new friends in a
positive environment, reinforc-
ing a sense of belonging, per-
sonal accountability, civility and
civic responsibility. The clubs
have the potential of providing
generation-changing programs
that support a commitment to
'learning, positive values,
healthy habits and high expec-
tations for success as an adult."
The new Boys and Girls
Club on Lime Street already
.has 160 daily members, thanks
to Gower, whom he called a
"man with the strong will and
the energy to make good oh
his promise."

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For about the price of a
movie ticket ($10adult/$5 chil-
dren over 6/$8 seniors over
65), you can attend the auto
show today-Saturday-Sunday
at the Prime Osborne Center
in Jacksonville.
January started well for the
industry and expectations are
for over 15 million new car
sales in the U.S. in 2013. This
projection means a lot of con-
sumers will buy new cars,
trucks, SUVs and vans in the
near future. Now consider that
the average buyer goes to 2.1
dealerships before buying, cre-
ating an environment where
very little hands-on evaluation
takes place. Dealerships value
the shopper and an active sales
atmosphere will always be
present to some degree. In
contrast, this once a year auto
show takes place in a neutral
setting, with no closing booths
in sight.
What is a common sight at
the grocery store a list.
People sit down and plan to
make grocery store purchases
in the $20 to $150 range and
are willing to commit to the
time and effort. Why not a car
shopping list? Come up with
a minimum of 10 items that

you want or
need in a
vehicle. An
example that
I might
want: head-
room, range
on a tank of
fuel, power
seat, visibili-
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CORNER camera, nav-
igation sys-
tem, room
RickKeffer for luggage,
seats and instrument layout.
There are hundreds of possi-
ble choices of what is impor-
tant in this huge purchase. You
eat the groceries every week,
but the car stays with you for
five to 10 years plus. Write
down what you expect in a
Armed with your list, hit
the show. Give yourself some
time to preview the vehicles
from some of the 27 different
car companies with displays.
Sit in the driver's seat, adjust it,
and see if your 12-year-old fits
behind you. That is but one
example of an important test
that could be accomplished on
multiple vehicles. Style, col-

ors, costs, models, trim levels,
option packages, mileage rat-
ings, tow capacities and dozens
of other factors can be com-
pared. The manufacturer dis-
plays will be staffed with fac-
tory personnel and, in some
cases, dealership personnel.
Ask questions, get materials
and enjoy looking at the best
products ever available. Make
it a family affair a short road
trip and a chance to attend a
significant auto show one
county away from home.
As a disclaimer, I have no
affiliation with the show and
will not have staff there. The
show -is today, Friday, from
noon to 9 p.m., Saturday from
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Military has a special $5
rate that I just noticed. How
about the car ads during the
Super Bowl? A good array of
spots, I thought. This reminds
us that the auto industry is
vital to our economy and coun-
try. Have a good week.
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automobile use and ownership.

'Police without borders

to enforce traffic laws

On Feb. 1 the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office and
Fernandina Beach Police
Department conducted a
"Police without borders" edu-
cation and enforcement traffic
deployment campaign along
A1A between 1-95 and the Shave
Bridge. The goal of the cam-
paign was to ensure motorists
are obeying traffic laws in order
to keep roads safe.
A total of 171 traffic stops
were made with 118 warnings,
58'traffic citations and 3 crimi-
nal citations issued. Additionally,
two traffic crashes were han-
dled and four arrests were
made. A seatbelt violation stop
resulted in one suspect being
arrested on a fugitive warrant
from Anaheim, Calif., for
weapons and drug trafficking.
One misdemeanor drug arrest
and two traffic-related arrests
were also made.
Ten traffic tips to reduce the
chance of being involved in a
serious or fatal injury crash:
1. Obey posted speed limits.
Speeding fines are expensive
and speed creates more dam-

age, which increases chance of
2. Utilize safety belts. Safety
belt usage can cut fatalities and
injuries by 40-55 percent. Safety
belts really do save lives.
3. Don't drink and drive.
Nearly one-third of all traffic
fatalities involve impaired driv-
4. Follow at a safe distance.
Keep at least a 2-second follow-
ing distance between your vehi-
cle and the one in front of you.
5. Obey traffic signals. Red
light running is often the result
of aggressive driving. Fines are
increased for red light running.
6. Yield the right of way/
Includes those who turn left in
front of traffic, emerge from a

private drive, parking lot or stop
7. Pedestrian safety.
Pedestrians must walk on side-
walks, or walk facing traffic and
utilize crosswalks at intersec-
8. Move over law. Use cau-
tion when approaching emer-
gency vehicles with emergency
lights on. Move over if possi-
9. Don't drive distracted.
Maintain focus on driving so
you can expect the unexpect-
ed. Don't talk on a cell phone or
10. Don't hang out in the left
lane. Keep right unless you are
passing another vehicle or
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Duval redneck? Don't ask, don't tell

Musings, opinions, observa-
tions, questions, and random *
thoughts on island life,
Fernandina Beach and more:
You might be a redneck if
vour wife works for the Duval
County School System, but if
you are one, make sure she
never mentions it at work or
she'll be banished to the bow-
els of its bureaucracy. Jill
Johnson, the Duval school
spokeswoman, who was in
line for a promotion to head
up that system's marketing
and public relations activities,
has instead been perp walked
to its human resources group,
because she allegedly
referred to her husband as a
"redneck," which offended
one of her department mem-
bers. Ms. Johnson says she's
sorry if the offended anyone
while her accuser, who is
alleged to have "performance
issues," says her attorney
advises her not to comment
but won't reveal the name of
that attorney. If there is a pri-
vate company in the
Jacksonville area seeking a
savvy public relations profes-
sional I suggest it look no fur-
ther than the Duval school's
HR Department where Ms.
Johnson, a 14-year veteran is

' _doing
penance. Oh,
and some-
thing in the
? District
called 'T'he
Office of
..i Equity and
DAVE'S also known
WORLD as "The
of Pompous
DavidN. & Silly
Scott People
Wasting Your Tax Dollars,"
which investigated the issue,
also sentenced Ms. Johnson
and her former staff to under-
go "sensitivity training"
because they thought public
floggings might attract unfa-
vorable media attention. It's,
also a sure bet those training
sessions won't be held in
Nassau County's Highway 17
Redneck Yacht Club. New
Superintendent Nokolai Vitti,
who apparently doesn't care-
fully review district issues,
backed this foolish verdict,
and is now in the process of
hiring a new chief of market-
ing and PR, so if you want a
job in a dysfunctional work-

place where employees with
"performance issues" call the
shots, talented veteran
employees are benched, politi-
cal correctness runs amuck
and your job is to put a posi-
tive spin on this lunacy, then
the Duval County School
System has a job for you. Jeff
Foxworthy need not apply.
* *
The oblivious adults in
charge of the Duval County
Schools could learn a lot
about inclusion, equity and.
values from the kids at '
Nassau County's Fernandina
Beach High School, a group
that leads me to believe that
the future of our county and
this country is in good hands.
One of the Class of 2013's stu-
dents, Tyler Morris, was
crowned by his peers as
Homecoming King about a
week or so ago and Mariah
McMullen, who Tyler says is
the prettiest girl in the school,
jumped at the chance to
accompany the autistic Mr.
Morris, proclaiming "I'm real-
ly flattered that he would ask
me."A cheering throng of
FBHS students chanted
"Tyler, Tyler" as he and his
date walked into the gym with
Tyler sporting a 'Tyler is my

king" sash, presented to him
earlier by Miss McMullen. A
First Coast news.com ITV
story on the event has gone
viral showcasing this wonder-
ful group of kids, serving as a
tribute to the excellent job
done by their parents and
teachers. Tyler says, "I think
it is the awesomest time I've
ever had in my whole entire
life," and to paraphrase him,
I'd add that Tyler, Mariah, the
entire student body, parents,
staff and teachers at FBHS
are all awesome! WOW!
* *
In a Jan. 27 editorial
Jacksonville Times-Union
Editor Frank Denton refer-
ences a February Mother
Jones magazine article claim-
ing the elimination of lead in
paints, gasoline, construction
materials, etc., over the past
few years has resulted in a
decrease in crime rates
because, the article says, lead
degrades the brain, leading to
aggressive behavior. Really? I
too believe that lead may be
the cause of lower crime rates
but not for the same reasons
that Mr. Denton and the
Mother Jones crew do. No mat-
ter how much lead I ate,
inhaled or drank as a kid, if I
had criminal intentions I'd
think twice about attacking or
robbing a fellow citizen who is
more than willing to feed me
even more lead from his con-
stitutionally acceptable
firearms, a powerful crime
deterrent, since lead is still
the major ingredient in all bul-
lets, except in California
where they are made of tofu.
Looking for a really good
martini? Then there are three

places on the island I suggest,
based solely on wife Linda's
recommendation since I'm
more of a beer swiller than a
cocktail sipper, but she says
the ones mixed at Baxter's by
Mike and Matt are well worth
the trip there, as are the ones
concocted by David's
Restaurant barkeeps Benny
and Tristan and of course any'
martini shaken or stirred by
popular island mixologist
Johnny Miller at either
Karibrew or the Green Turtle.
* *
Since the military is now
assigning women to battlefield
positions, I assume it is no
longer an insult to taunt some-
one by saying, "Your mother
wears combat boots."
* *
When visitors from New
York City buy bagels on
Amelia Island to take back
home that's a high compli-
ment and that happens fre-
quently to Dottie Lezan Haas,
owner of the 1014 Atlantic
Ave. Chez Lezan Bakery,
which produces what I can
honestly say are the best tast-
ing bagels I've eaten here, in
New York or anywhere.
Reader Don McCarron alert-
ed me to this tiny outlet's
baked goods so I stopped by
the other day and purchased
bagels along with a crusty
French baguette and a couple
of blueberry cream cheese
muffins that prompted wife
Linda to dictate "'go get some
more of those things." You
can call orders in at 491-4663.
* *
Smile Amelia Island, you're
going to be on national TV.
Well, that's what the folks at
the Livewell TV Network tell

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me as they have been wander-
ing around the island all last
week filming homes, condos,
historic spots, downtown
Fernandina Beach, the Amelia
Island Plantation, the water-
front, etc., for a one-hour
show that host Rene Syler
tells me features homes that
people can rent in .exotic
resort locations. Ms. Syler's
"Sweet Retreats" show follows
travelers as they find what
they consider perfect loca-
tions for their family, get-
aways, girls' retreats and
more. A date for the Amelia
Island show will be posted at
www.the livewellnetwork.com.
And speaking of national
television, and I know it's a
few weeks old and too late to
toss a red challenge flag, but I
still don't get why ESPN apol-
ogized for Brent Musburger
calling Katherine Webb, win-
ner of the Miss Alabama beau-
ty pageant, "beautiful" during
the Alabama-Notre Dame
BCA championship game.
Hey ESPN, the lady won a
beauty contest not the state
fair hog-calling competition
and she would not have won if
she wasn't beautiful, so all
Musburger did was state the
obvious. Who runs this net-
work, Mo, Larry and Curly?
When they proclaim they
are optimists they really mean
it, as for reasons known only
to them the Fernandina
Beach Optimist Club invited
me to speak to their Jan. 30.
luncheon meeting which was
attended by current and for-
mer elected county and city
officials, business people,
retired folks, among others,
who were tolerant enough not
to throw their lunch at or
heckle me and optimistically
expected me to say something
worth hearing. Apparently liv-
ing here or joining this group
puts you in a euphoric state of
mind, but these folks are
beyond that, and I am flat-
tered that they tolerated my
ramblings, treated me to
lunch and even presented me
with a certificate of apprecia-
tion following the session. I'm
joining this happy group and
wondering if there is a
"Pessimist Club" as I have
some folks in Fernandina
Beach's City Hall and Duval
County's School District I'd
like to nominate for member-
ship in that sad assembly.



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My nephew is brand new Marine

My nephew Mikey, my sister's second eld-
est son, is a newly minted United States
Marine. The final test of his fitness to be part
of the few and the proud was last week, when
he successfully completed what the Marines
call the Crucible.
For those who don't know, the Crucible is
several days of living hell, as only the USMC
can serve it up. Food and sleep deprivation,
isolation in rugged terrain, 48 miles of pack-
laden forced marches, martial arts events,
endless patrols and other kinds of punishing
scenarios aimed at gauging a recruit's readi-
ness to be a Marine is thrown at him over a
period of a little more than two days. The
recruit has to call upon every minute of his
training to make it. But if he does, at the cul-
mination of the event, he gets to wear the cov-
eted eagle, globe and anchor emblem of the
U.S. Marine Corps.
Mikey made it. He'll graduate from boot
camp this weekend at the U.S. Marine Corps
Recruiting Depot at Parris Island, S.C. We are
all very proud of our brand new Marine. And I
know my sister is finally breathing a sigh of
relief. Now she's officially a MOM, mother of
a Marine.
I wish I could be there to see my nephew
pass in review with his fellow Marines. I was
thinking about it this morning and remem-
bered what a proud moment that was on the
day I graduated from U.S. Navy boot camp on
a sweltering summer day so long ago. Navy
boot camp was tough but not nearly as tough
as Marine boot camp. Even so, I feel a certain

new kind of kinship with
Mikey and I know how his
chest will swell with pride
when he parades with his fel-
u-'" low Marines in military
ageantry that is as visually
stunning as it is martial.
Except for my dad, my
cousin and now Mikey, I
don't believe we've ever had
CUP OF any other Marines in our
JOE family. We come from a long
tradition of U.S. Navy men,
... with a U.S. Army soldier
Joe Palmer tossed in here and there.
Dad fought in the Korean
War and is a survivor of the infamous Chosin
Reservoir battles. The Chosen Frozen, they
call them.
Dad and his fellow Marines in his artillery
company slept on the frozen ground beneath
the almost ceaseless roaring of 105mm how-
itzers (lay and night. Hordes of Communist
Chinese and North Korean troops came at
them in waves. Pop says the guns got so hot
from firing they had to cool them with snow.
He started going deaf in his seventies and
now, at 86, he's nearly completely deaf, a con-
sequence of his time in battle.
Such is the life of a Marine, especially in
battle. Korea, a forgotten war in many ways, is
over a half century in the past. And then there
was Vietnam. Then the Gulf War. Now there's
Iraq and Afghanistan and who knows how
many other hot spots out there just waiting to

flash suddenly and burn intensely.
I know my sister and my brother-in-law and
Mikey's four siblings worry about him. How
could they not? We all worry about him. But
we take comfort in knowing that he's had
some of the best training and has learned
some of the toughest discipline the armed
forces has to offer. Now he's part of a blood
brotherhood where everyone has everyone
else's back. Something tells me Mikey will do
just fine.
The. funny thing about it is, when Mikey
first made his military intentions known to his
family last year, some of us didn't take him too
seriously. Some of us thought it was just a
phase, a romantic notion of guts and glory that
most teenage boys share at one time or anoth-
er in their youth. Some of us had a hard time
envisioning casual, happy-go-lucky, skinny
Mikey as a Marine., My dad was afraid that he
wouldn't make it.
But gradually, I came .to understand that
my nephew meant business. He wanted des-
perately to become a Marine. He was deter-
mined to succeed. And I remember at some
point thinking, yep, this boy has the stuff. He's
green and wild but he's got moxie and grit
enough to pull it off. A few guys in my boot
camp platoon didn't seem like the type to pull
it off either but they did. A couple of them
astonishingly so.
And now our Mikey's a Marine. Semper Fi,


Dave's World
Dave of Dave's world has really
crossed the line this time! I was very
disappointed in his choice of words
describing Ray Lewis of the Baltimore
Ravens (Feb. 1). Dave, Mr. Lewis was
exonerated of all charges so why do
you still have him on trial? Yes, he paid
money .to the victims' families but did
you know the money was for a trust
furid for the children of the slain men?
Ray Lewis is one of the biggest donors
to charities in all of the NFL. You
should not use such disrespectful com-
ments just because you have a column.
For you to call this man a "dangerous
thug" was way out of order.
Christopher Columbus came to
America robbed, raped and murdered
the natives btit you celebrate him with
a holiday. If God and the family can
forgive why can't you? I am so happy
that I can wear my Lewis jersey at a
local sports bar and not worry about
you sitting next to me as you stated in
your column. You stay in your tiny
world, Dave, and I will enjoy living in
mine, free from narrow-minded people
like.yourselfl By the way, Ray Lewis
and theiBaltimore Ravensdiust-wo4 the
Super Bowl! So that means more num-
ber-52 Jerseys will be worn around
town and Disney World!
Carlesa Kirkland-Glover
Fernandina Beach

David N. Scott seems have come up
with the perfect solution to the library
funding issue let the downtown busi-
ness owners pay for it (Feb. 1)! As he
points out, the library generates over
$300,000 per year in additional rev-
enue. It hardly seems fair that the larg-
er body of taxpayers should be
required to pay over $1.2 million for a
library that benefits local businesses so
much and only a few hundred taxpay-
ers per week.
Of course, I'm only kidding. Since.
relatively few of the products being
sold downtown are produced locally,
much of the $300,000 leaves our com-
munity. Most of the cost of a book
leaves the island, as we don't do much
book printing here. A significant part
of A cheeseburger leaves; we don't pro-
duce much beef or cheese here (some
of the cost of seafood stays, though!).
Most of the cost of a shirt or scarf
leaves, as we aren't a big textile pro-
ducer. But a small part of the cost of all
of these goes to pay workers and busi-
ness owners, so it's not all creative
math. Is there a chance the lost park-
ing spaces from the library expansion
will have a detrimental impact on down-
town area businesses?
Mr. Scott is also a proponent of
avoiding Flash Foods because they cut
down some trees they owned. I agree
the trees were lovely and that the cor-
ner will likely look less attractive with
a new, presumably larger convenience
store on the site. If we all avoid it,
though, isn't it more likely to be occu-
pied by a vacant convenience store?
That wouldn't be very pretty. As a pro-
ponent of freedom, I worry more about
the idea of taking private property with-
out any compensation, which seems to
be what some in the local community
advocated while protesting the tree
cutting. So yes, perhaps a person could
perceive a hint of tree-hugging, anti-
capitalist sentiment in there some-
where. But angry people have to do
what angry people have to do. There
seems to be so much good about this

place, maybe we could be grateful for
some of that. And in all fairness, Mr.
Scott usually does an excellent job of
describing things to like about Amelia
Mr. Scott's articles are often very
funny and this installment was one of
those. It was really hilarious that at
the end of an article partly advocating
local government spending taxpayer
money on something that he believes
everyone needs and bemoaning the
lack of regulations on people using
their own property in a way that most
enhances their well-being, he ends
with the following quote: "Giving
money and power to government is
like giving whiskey and car keys to
teenage boys," PJ. O'Rourke, civil
libertarian. Ironically hilarious!
Mark Holt
Fernandina Beach

For weeks now we've heard how
the right thinks that the left wants to
remove all guns from all people and
that the right wants to arm every man,
woman and child. You are all drawing
lines in the sand way over to your
respective position with no thought to
coming anywhere near some kind of
common ground. This extremism is
compromising the safety of us all.
I'm not a gun owner,'but I believe in
our right to bear arms. I don't know
enough about guns to say who should
be able to own what. What I do know
is that as a country gun violence is as
common as baseball and apple pie. I
have my own personal belief that there
should be better background checks;
controls to keep guns out of the hands
of the mentally ill and their caretak-
ers and harsh consequences for those
who break the existing laws. But that's
just me. Will it solve everything? No.
Will it stop a lone gunman with ill
intent? Of course not Do I believe edu-
cation is the way to solving this prob-
lem? Absolutely. It's a start; that's it
and we have to start somewhere.
What I pray for and beg of you is to
please consider using your great
knowledge of guns; your thoughtful
study of history and the law and your
political influence to think past what is
believed as ill intent of the opposition
and find some common ground; find a
place we can all live with; work togeth-
er to help solve the problem. Our very
lives depend on it.
Abigail Legg
Fernandina Beach
* *
As finally ratified by the states on
Dec. 15, 1791, and based upon articles
drawn up by James Madison in June
1789, the first 10 Amendments of the
Constitution, traditionally considered
the American Bill of Rights, were
passed. One of today's contemporary
major national controversies, com-
monly known as the gun-control issue,
is based upon the second of those 10,
amendments, cited in full as follows.
"Article II
"A well regulated militia being nec-
essary to the security of a free state, the
right of the people to keep and bear
arms shall not be infringed."
With today's state's National
Guards, along with our nation's nuclear
armed and equipped Army, Navy and
Air force, it would seem that the 18th-
century articulated need for a "well
regulated militia ... necessary to the
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than satisfied. Byway of contrast, what Road and A1A. It's always called
were the "arms" extant in those days, progress. Fifty percent of the build-
more than 200 years ago, and in what ings between O'Neil and Yulee along
societal context? There were, I expect, ALA are in areas that were ponds when
locally organized militia armed with I typed the area in 1961.
handguns, musketry and some sort I've always contended that the
of field cannon, along with wind-pow- Planning and Zoning Board does not
ered sailing vessels armed, again, with check these changes as close as they
cannon. should. Two or three members should
It's too bad that Madison and his do on-ground inspections. Wetland mit-
colleagues were unable to have been igations are a joke.
more farsighted, and thereby more In 1963; Union Carbide asked me to
specific, in their Second Amendment cruise their 3,000 acres on the south
contemplations. Absent those, why end of the island to see if there was
should it be considered unreasonable, enough pine timber to warrant a prof-
in today's context, to acknowledge the table timber harvest operation.
societal right, duty and obligation to The county had just completed its
proscribe limits on the "arms" avail- first comprehensive countywide land
able to be borne by our citizenry? appraisal and taxes went up for most
Surely, there can be no question that land owners. The decision was made
there must be limits. that there wasn't enough pine timber
Bill Long to warrant a harvest, and the property
Yulee remained intact until Mr. (Charles)
Frazier bought it in the early '70s.
Trees Every time I drive down A1A, I'm
amazed at all the changes, and there
The recent cutting of some large are many.
oak trees in the Amelia City area has What some people don't seem to
some folks demanding an island and realize is that all the changes on the
countywide tree ordinance. To me, this island and Nassau County have been
is overreacting to an incident that brought about due to the influx of peo-
shouldn't have happened, but did, due pie, particularly since 1970. I can
partially to lack of diligence from some remember when there were no Flash
county employees. Food stores on Amelia Island because
Over the past 60 years I have per- there was no need for them. It's simply
sonally planted 100,000-plus trees and a case of supply and demand.
have supervised the planting of When we drive by some place
many more millions. I believe this qual- where they are cutting trees or clear-
ifies me to be called a true "tree hug- ing land, we should stop and think
ger." that, indirectly, we are partially respon-
The average taxpaying citizen of sible for that. As people keep coming
Nassau County does not need to be to Amelia Island, the quality of life,
burdened with another restrictive ordi- environmentally speaking, is going to
nance. The first thing the county would decline. I have a 1941 aerial photo-
have to do is hire a modern-day Paul graph of the north end of Amelia Island
Bunyan, who wouldn't know a slippery which shows just how much it has
elm from a quaking aspen, for $75,000- changed.
$100,000 plus a new vehicle plus perks I would strongly urge that more
which would cost taxpayers at least people attend these county meetings.
$125,000. I don't think the average I have attended them on a regular basis
landowner needs someone to tell them for 10-12 years and realize that most
when they can or can't cut a tree. We attendees are squeaking wheels that
all are guilty of planting trees too close need greasing, and axes that need
to buildings or driveways. When the honed. The perfect example of how a
storm Debbie came through last sum- big crowd can influence politicians hap-
mer, I had a 50-year-old pecan tree fall opened a few years ago when someone
on a small building and we had to take was wanting to close part of the beach
two more down. These all were trees to general public. As the SRO crowd in
I had planted 50 years ago, but they hallway got louder and louder, the deci-
needed to be removed and I didn't sions by commission got very clear
need to go through a permitting and concise. After a plate of crow was
process to take them down. passed around and everyone took a
For years, I have been complain- big bite, the roll call was unanimous: no
ing about some tree cutting I have closing of beach. Politicians are very
observed, but it always seemed to fall good at counting noses.
on deaf ears. Several years ago, the Ordinances and restrictions that
Red Bay species was pretty well wiped affect everyone in the county because
out for 14th Street expansion. Last of isolated events are not necessary.
year, 40 acres of trees were clear-cut in Handle each case separately as it aris-
the northeast quadrant of Chester es.


Everyone knows how to build a
, bicycle shop.
Stanley Bunch
Fernandina Beach
* *
The destruction of the 100-year-old
live oaks at the corner of Buccaneer
Trail and First Coast Highway was sud-
den and brutal. Oak trees have long
been a symbol for Amelia Island and
enjoyed by residents from the north
end to the south, by weekend visitors
from Jacksonville, by families vaca-
tioning from Atlanta or Charlotte.
There is nothing that we can do
now to replace the trees lost, but we
can choose not to support business
owners who do not take time to listen
to the concerns of the people and who
do not respect the traditions and values
of the community. Avoid Flash Foods
and patronize instead businesses that
share a commitment to the unique
beauty of Amelia Island.
Amelia Island
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The destruction of the 30 live oak
trees at the corner of South Fletcher
and A1A to make room for a parking
lot and brand new Flash Foods is a
perfect example of the carelessness of
an absentee company and the feck-
lessness of our country officials. It is
nearly impossible to understand how
anyone could possibly plan or permit
such useless desecration of a stand of
irreplaceable centuries-old trees.
Certainly Harris Teeter does not need
more parking space nor a third
entrance to its present lot, which is
never full.
The president of Flash Foods,
headquartered in Waycross, Ga., tells
us, we gullible islanders, that the facil-
ity will be "absolutely gorgeous" and,
further, that he is a "tree lover."
If the "facility" is indeed gorgeous
it will not be the first of its kind on
the planet so that may have been a
bit of a stretch. However we don't
doubt that the estimable company
president is a tree lpver certainly, at
least, of the trees in his neighborhood!
.It must be said in fairness that the
gentleman is'responsible for his com-
pany's bottom line, and will do what he
needs to do to enhance it. Neverthe-
less, to use a weak, if not flaccid, coun-
ty government, and do it without
restraint, renders him culpable.
We live just two-tenths of a mile
south of this abomination and will be
obliged to pass it by every time we
go north. And that's just what we will
do pass it by.
Too bad all this angst is way too
M.E. McCaffrey
Amelia Island

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Blues Fest 'diva' nominated for grammy

For the News Leader

H having recently set
the musical line-up
for the 3rd annual
Amelia Island Blues
Festival, the board of direc-
tors is anxiously awaiting
news from the Grammy
Awards, which airs from the
Staples Center in Ios Angeles
on Sunday.
Last September the group
brought Shemekia Copeland
to Amelia Island and the
blues diva surprised a grate-
ful crowd by deciding to
debut her latest CD. Now "33
1/3" is a good bet to win a
Grammy for Best Blues
Album of the Year on Sunday
The album is solid
throughout and delivers
Copeland's incredible blast
furnace voice on every track.
She teams with blues guitar
legend Buddy Guy on the

mournful "Ain't (;onna Be
Your Tattoo," the music
matching the familiar tale of
domestic abuse. The album
debuted at No. 1 on the Roots
Blues Charts right after the
festival and has stayed at the
number one spot every week
for the past four months.
The third annual Amelia
Island Blues Festival has
been set for Sept. 13 and 14
and will open with a free
"Sounds on Centre" style con-
cert on Friday night. After
two years at Main Beach the
festival will be moving down-
town, utilizing the south end
of the Fernandina Harbor
Marina as its backdrop for
the ticketed event on
Once again, a superlative
lineup of top national per-
formers is set and contracts
are currently being finalized.
The lineup will be announced
later this month.

St IIMrT'lt)
Shemekia Copeland, nominated for a Grammy Award,
stopped to take a photo with Amelia Island Blues
Festival board member Jim Hurley at the event last
year, where she debuted her CD, 33 1/3.


'Marsh Man' at Jaxport
Local resident, Milt Shirley, know by
many as the "Marsh Man," is the fea-
tured artist at the JAXPORT Gallery
through February. The gallery is located
on the first floor or
quarters at 2831
Talleyrand Ave. in
Jacksonville. It fea- .. a:
tures local artists on il
a rotating bi-montl. '
ly basis and is oper, "
during normal JAX .
PORT hours with n '
admission fee. '
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tural enrichment of Shirley
the Jacksonville
community, the
state of Florida and the Southeast
Shirley's work can be seen locally at
the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Spa
and Shops at the Plantation Artists'
Guild and Gallery and other venues in
Fernandina Beach. His work is in public
and private collections throughout the
U.S. and Europe. He derives his inspira-
tion from salt marshes v. h.1. hi h.as .
lived near for more than 40 years.
Shirley likes the panoramic view of vast
expanses of grass and sky. He says he
paints from his memories, dreams and
imagination. For the most part his paint-
ings are tranquil sunrises and sunsets
across the marshes, but on occasion he
chases off into an approaching thunder-
stom or nor'easter for more inspiration.
He likes his viewers to feel the mood
and drama of his paintings.
Sunday art fair
Yulee's Arts and Crafts Fair takes
place in front of Joe's Produce and Deli
along A1A at the Deer Walk strip

Sunday afternoons. Events are sched-
uled for Feb. 10 and 24. It's an early
spring and with football season over,
nothing should detain arts and crafts afi-
cionados from enjoying Chad' sculp-
tures, Ed's pens, Luigi's redbay works,
Shutter Life's pictures, Pat's creation's,
Donna's soaps and candles, Boyd's
wood works and many more who will
grace the fair with their works. Enjoy a
Sunday afternoon in th"e company of
good neighbors and friends.
Black History arts program
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, with special guest
Rhonda Bristol, master artist and retired
art educator.
The program will be Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.
at the Willie Mac Ashley Auditorium at
the Peck Center, South 10th Street.
To participate in the hands-on activi-
ty, bring: paper copies of 1-4 photo-
graphs, two pieces of 8- by 10-inch card-
board, a glue stick, pieces of leftover
wrapping paper, leftover crayon pieces, a '
pencill, markers and smooth pieces of a
plain brown paper bag. Please note, sup-
plies will not be provided.
Visit www.nassaureads.com or call
the library at 277-7365.
Island Art events
The Island Art Association, a cooper-
ative, nonprofit organization developed
to sustain interest, appreciation, and
enjoyment in and of the visual arts, is
located at 18 N. Second St. Current
events include:
Thursday morning is Open Studio
from 9 a.m.-noon. Contact Gretchen
Williams at 491-3171.
The Photographers Group meets

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the fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. Contact
Pat Hooks at 277-2595.
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 opportuni-
ty 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 featured
artist for the Artrageous Artwalk on
Feb. 9 from 5-8 p.m. She will be showing
her wonderful pastel creations.
Everyone is invited to a special
demonstration on reduction block print-
ing by Anne Howden on Feb. 19 at 7
p.m. in the Art Education Center on
North Second Street.
For information, the complete sched-
ule or to rent the Art Education Center,
visit www.islandart.org or call 261-7020.
Free children's art
The Island Art Association free
Children's Art classes for February
Feb. 13, 6-7 p.m., Family Night,
parents bring your children for a
Valentine Special, taught by Susan Dahl.
Feb. 21, 7-8:30 p.m., grades 9-12,
Digital Photography with Bill Rasecr.
Feb. 23, Children's Art, 6-9 years,
10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Middle School Art, 10-13 years, taught
by Anne Howden
Feb. 25, Preschool Art, 3-6 years
(plus an adult), 10-11 a.m., taught by
Susan Dahl; Afternoon Art, 6-12 years,
1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m., taught by
Anne Howden.
Classes are held in the Art Education
Center, 18 N. Second St. All classes are
free, thanks to a grant from the Florida
Blue Arts & Cultural Educational
Program and the Cultural Council of
Greater Jacksonville. To register call the
gallery at 261-7020.




2500 Atlantic Avenue Fernandina Beach, FL

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Mr. and Mrs. Dahlgren

Chuck and Barbara
Dahlgren of Fernandina
Beach are celebrating their
50th wedding anniversary.
They were married Feb. 13,
1963, in Portland, Ore.
Their children are Jeff,
Kris and Kristin.


M Air National Guard
Airman 1st Class Harold D.
Bare graduated from basic
military train-
ing at Lackland
Air Force Base,
San Antonio,
Texas. The air-
man completed e "
an intensive,
eight-week pro-
gram that
included train- Bare
ing in military
discipline and
studies, Air Force core val-
ues, physical fitness and basic
warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
Bare is the son of Susan
Bare of Callahan. He is a 2001
graduate of West Nassau
High School, Callahan.

U.S. Coast Guard Sea-
man Meaghan Deanne Ro-
berts, daughter of Wilson
Jeffrey and and Joyce Kitler
Roberts of
Beach, recently
graduated from
the U.S. Coast
Guard Recruit ,
Center in Cape
May, N.J.
During the Roberts
training pro-
gram, Roberts completed a
vigorous training curriculum
,.on'tiig otna.idr:nic-: and
practical instruction on water
safety and survival, military
customs and courtesies, sea-
manship skills, physical fit-
ness, health and wellness,
first aid, fire fighting and
marksmanship. Men and
women train together from
the first day in the Coast
Guard just as they will work
together aboard ships and
shore units throughout the
world. To reinforce the team
concept, all recruits are
trained in preventing sexual
harassment, drug and alcohol
awareness, civil rights train-
ing and the basics of the
work-life balance.
Roberts and other recruits
also received instruction on
the Coast Guard core values
of honor, respect and devo-
tion to duty, and how to apply
them in their military per-
formance and personal con-
duct. Roberts will join 36,000
other men .and women who
comprise the Coast Guard's
Second generation USCG,
Roberts' grandfather, Giffard
Kenneth Roberts Retired,
Senior Chief Boswain's Mate
USCG, Mater Captain
Merchant Marines, Elizabeth

City, N.C.
Roberts is a 2009 graduate
of Fernandina Beach High
School, where she was a
member of the National
Honor Society and Student
Government. She received
the Florida Medallion Aca-
demic Scholarship and attend-
ed Florida State College.

Marine Corps Pfc. Ty E.
Pawliw-Fraser, son of Char-
lene and James Herfy of
Fernandina Beach, earned
the title of United States
Marine after graduating.from
recruit training at Marine
Corps Recruit Depot, Parris
Island, S.C.
For 13 weeks, Pawliw-
Fraser stayed committed dur-
ing some of the world's most
demanding entry-level mili-
tary training in order to be
tian-formed from civilian to
Marine instilled with pride.
discipline and the core values
of honor, courage and com-
mitment. Training subjects
included close-order drill,
marksmanship with an M-
16A4 rifle, physical fitness,
martial arts, swimming, mili-
tary history, customs and
One week prior to gradua-
tion, Pawliw-Fraser endured
The Crucible, a 54-hour final
test of recruits' minds and
bodies. Upon completion,
recruits are presented the
Marine Corps emblem and
called Marines for the first
Pawliw-Fraser is a 2012
graduate of Yulee High
Sch. l h .

Marine Corps Pfc. Jacob
R. Bunch, son of Brenda and
Raul Bunch of Fernandina
Beach, earned the title of
United States Marine after
graduating from recruit train-
ing at Marine Corps Recruit
Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
For 13 weeks, Bunch
stayed committed during
some of the world's most
demanding entry-level mili-
tary training in order to be
transformed from civilian to
Marine instilled with pride,
discipline and the core values
.of honor, courage and com-
mitment. Training subjects
included close-order drill,
marksmanship with an M-
16A4 rifle, physical fitness,
martial arts, swimming, mili-
tary history, customs and
One week prior to gradua-
tion, Bunch endured The
Crucible, a 54-hour final test
of recruits' minds and bodies.
Upon completion, recruits are
presented the Marine Corps
emblem and called Marines
for the first time.
Bunch is a 2012 graduate
of'Fernandina Beach High


Shawn Chafin of Yulee
was among the students list-
ed on the University of
Oklahoma Norman campus

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Argh! Annual

Pirates on the

Run Saturday

For the News-Leader

Pirates, runners and walk-
ers will be taking to the
streets Saturday morning for
the 10th annual Pirates on the
Run 5K/10K. The race head-
quarters is at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., with the run
starting at 8:30 a.m.
Motorists should be aware
that runners and walkers will
be sharing the roads with
vehicles Saturday morning
alotig Atlantic Avenue,
Citrona Drive, and Jasmine
Street at the Greenway cross-
ing. There will also be brief
traffic delays in some areas.
Participants and specta-
tors are encouraged to park
in the lots around Central
Park and near' the adjacent
s'rts fields. Avoid parking
?.)rg Centre Street or any of
r-e downtown side streets.
Parking signs and volunteers,
will be directing vehicle traf-'
fic to these lots on the morn-
ing of the race.
Also, there will be no park-
ing in the spaces along the
south side of Atlantic Avenue
from 15th Street to the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center beginning tonight at 8
p.m. until the conclusion of
the race at 11 a.m. Saturday.
On the morning of the
race, all vehicle traffic on
Atlantic Avenue in both direc-
tions will be shut down from
Eighth Street to 14th Street

Modtorsts beware
Moionsts should be aware
that runners and. walkers will
be shanng the roads with
vehicles Saturday morning
along Atlantic Avenue,
Citrona Drive, and Jasmine
Street at the Greenway
crossing. There will also be
brief traffic delays in some
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from 8:25-8:45 a.m.
Additionally, traffic along
Citrona Drive in both direc-
tions will be shut down to all
vehicle traffic from Atlantic
Avenue to Beech Street from
8:25 a.m. to approximately
8:45 a.m.
Police and Police Auxiliary
Corps members will be post-
ed to direct vehicles during
this time but extra caution
should be used while driving
along or near the race route
Saturday morning.
Parking will be limited, so
participants are encouraged
to carpool and local city resi-
dents are encouraged to walk
or bike to the starting area at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
More than 500 runners
and walkers have already
signed up for the event. You
can register on race morning
from 7 to 8 a.m. Saturday at
Burns Hall of St. Peter's
More information on the
event is available at

Opening day for Family.

Driven Softball League

Season five kicks off Saturday at Springhill

With great anticipation,
the Family Driven Softball
League will begin season five
Saturday at the Softball
Grounds at Springhill Baptist
With its largest church
participation ever, a vision
that began in 2007 to unite
local churches for the greater
good of the community, has
grown by nearly 25 percent in
The opening ceremony
will begin at 11:30 a.m. First
on the agenda will be the
introduction of the board of
directors, followed by a wel-
come presentation by
Springhill Baptist Church
member, deacon and coach
Chuck Lynch.
The teams will then be
announced, followed by a
presentation of the flag by the
local chapter of the Boy
Scouts of America. The
Webelos presenting the flag
are Ethan Mallett, Austin
May and Tucker Harris.
The worship team fiom
Yulee Baptist Church will
sing the National Anthem, fol-
lowed by the season opening
prayer by Dr. Jim Chamber-
lain,, senior pastor from
The ceremony will con-
clude with John Culbreth
(Springhill), who will throw
out the first pitch. Vice
President Culbreth, who was
the first ever board member
selected to the league, has
played a major part in the
building of the FDSL.
Culbreth has captured the
heart of the league with his
regularly posted photos of
the goings on of the league,
not to mention taking team
pictures at no cost to the
churches. Culbreth's gift for
taking photos is but just a por-
tion of his ministry in this
league. He has often provided
to the needs of this league
ranging from financially to
ministering to its members
when needed. I
Other members of the
board are President Ernie
Stuckey (Journey), Vice Pres-
ident Chris Spivey (Celebra-
tion), Treasurer David Keay
(Memorial United Methodist
Church), Secretary Ada Cook
(Celebration), representative
Herman Cook (Celebration),

. and members at large Sarah
Roy (Yulee Baptist Church),
Scott Schol (First Baptist
Church, Fernandina Beach),
Becky Ortiz (Hedges Baptist
Church) and Sal Ortiz
The FDSL will welcome
two new members to the
league this season Black-
rock Baptist Church and
Memorial United Methodist
Church. Other churches par-
ticipating this year are Christ-
'walk, Celebration Baptist
Church, First Baptist Church
Qf Fernandina Beach (two
teams), Five Points Baptist
Church, The Journey Church
(three teams), The Carpen-
ters House, Springhill Baptist
Church and Yulee Baptist
Church (two teams).
The ongoing work of the
league volunteers is showing
great dividends as the softball
fields have never looked bet-
ter accompanied by a new
scoreboard and dugout floors
on field two and a refurbished
scoreboard on field one.
The FDSL is proud of the
relationship with Springhill
Baptist Church as Springhill
has provided the property for
the fields and over the last'six
years the.FDSL has been in
constant construction mode.
Without Springhill, the FDSL
would have no homebase;
likewise, the refurbishing of
field one and the building of
field two have significantly
added to the already-beautiful
Games scheduled Satur-
day on Field One are First
Baptist One versus Journey
One at 9 a.m., Journey Three
versus Celebration at 10:20
a.m., Yulee Overflow versus
Blackrock at noon and
Memorial United Methodist
versus Yulee One at 1:20 p.m.
Games on Field Two are
Springhill versus Five Points
at 9 a.m., Carpenter's House
versus Yulee Overflow at
10:20 a.m., Journey Two ver-
sus Carpenters House at
noon and First Baptist Two
versus Christwalk at 1:20 p.m.
All games are played at
Springhill Baptist Church
located on Old Nassauville
For information contact
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Beach elim-
Yulee 48-40
night in the
District 4-
4A tourna-
ment semi-
linal at
Beach High
Pirates take
on top seed
Nassau at
7 p.m
tonight in
the chtiam-
Both learns
advance to
the region
next week
Yulee's girls
won the dis-
trict and

The host Pirates and Hornets battled Tuesday night in the District 4-4A semifinal game at Fernandina Beach High
School. The Pirates held off a second-half run by the Hornets to win 46-40 and advance to tonight's championship
game against the top-seeded West Nassau Warriors. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. Both teams advance to the region playoff
next week. Fabian Petravic steered the Pirate offense with 18 points to go along with six rebounds, an assist, a
block and a steal. Aaron Weihe scored.10 and had four assists. DJ. Wooten pulled down five boards and Mack
Casey had six. The Yulee High School girls basketball team defeated FBHS 37-34 in the District 4-4A semifinal
game and went on to beat the West Nassau Lady Warriors 41-39 in the title game last week. It was back-to-back
district titles for the Lady Hornets, a first for Yulee High School. Yulee faced Raines Thursday at home in the
regional quarterfinal. Gracie lindberg scored 11 points to lead Yulee in the championship. Victoria Lockett and
Kiree Lanier each had seven and Rachel Collins chipped in six: "We were down by six points for the second
straight game in a row, yet we never gave up and fought to the very end," YHS Coach Dominique Cook said. "We
were a little undisciplined, committing more fouls than we usually do, but we stayed together and fought as a team,
as a family. I am so proud of my girls, and winning back to back district championships was one of our goals since
the season ended last year."

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The senior girls medley relay team took eighth place at the 2013 Florida YMCA State
Championships. The team includes, from left, Audrey Ware, Zoe Stein, Amanda
Middletoh and Undsey DeLille.

Flyers compete at state

The 2013 Florida YMCA place medals for the Flyers. in 50 free, 12th in 100 free,
State Championships held at Placing in the top 16 were fourth in 50 back, seventh in
the Central Florida Y Swim Noah Beckham (15th in 50 100 back, sixth in 100 IM);,
complex in Orlando was one breast and 200 breast); Sam Zoe Stein (11th in 50 breast,
crazy, fast meet this year. Bridwell (eighth, 50 back); 15th in 200 breast); Jacob
There ware more than 1,000 Lindsey DeLille (13th in 100 Taylor (12th, 50 back); and-
swimmers from all over the. fly, 15th in 200 fly); Jasmine Haylie Wallace (11th.in 50
state. Duke (16th in 100 back and free, fifth in 50 back, ninth in
The First Coast Flyers put 1,000 free); Isa Dupee (10th .50 fly, eighth in 100 fly, 16th
the hammer down, starting in 1,000 free, 13th in 100 in 200 IM).
with individual medley Friday breast); Sofia Dupee (third, Championship meets
night as Haylie Wallace hit 50 back); Megan Laffey (sev- bring many hours of prepara-
the water first in the 200-yard enth in 50 free and 100 free, tion by swimmers and coach-
IM. Next in the water was eighth in 50 back, 12th in 100 es but the rewards are always
Lindsey DeLille, swimming back, fifth in 50 breast, sixth worth it when a small group
one of the toughest events of in 50 fly, eighth in 100 fly, of 46 swimmers goes against
the meet, the 400-yard IM. sixth in 100 IM); Amanda much larger teams and comes
Saturday and Sunday Middleton (15th, 50 breast); in seventh overall.
proved that determination Talia Nichol (16th in 50 free, The next meet the local
and smart training pays off as ninth in 25 back, 15th in 50 swimmers will attend is in
Sofia Dupee and Taylor fly); Olivia Price (16th, 100 Sarasota, the Florida Age
Radcliffe brought home third- breast); Taylor Radciffe (third, Group Championships.

Special Olympics
The Nassau County Special Olympics
track & field games will be held Feb. 23 at
Yulee High School. Volunteer check-in is at
8:30 a.m. Interested volunteers should con-
tact Winnie Hunter at 491-9931 or Winnie.
hunter@nassau.k12.Fl.us. Opening cere-
monies are at 10 a.m. Sports include walking
and running events, softball throw, shot put,
long jump, cycling and bocce.

A free boating class, About Boating Safely,
will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at
the Lighthouse Cottage on Lighthouse Circle
in Fernandina Beach. This is a free introduc-
tory level boating class presented by the
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 14-01. Call or email
Harry Tipper to register at (912) 576-6659 or
htipper3@comcast.net. Other class dates are
March 16, May 18 and June 15.

Charity clay shoot
The Nassau Builders Council will hold the
inaugural Clyde Goodbread Charity Clay
Shoot Feb. 28 at Amelia Shotgun Sports,
86300 Hot Shot Trail in Yulee. Registration is
at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lunch
and awards ceremony follow. A portion of the
proceeds will benefit the Clyde Goodbread
Scholarship Fund.
Cost is $100 for a single shooter or $375
for a foursome. Contact Corey Foundation at
cfountain@nefba.com or (904) 421-0298.

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

Elm Street Little League will hold registra-
tion at the MLK Center Monday through
Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m" Girls softball
ages 9-12 (majors) and 13-15 (senior) and
baseball ages 9-12 (majors), T-ball (ages 5-8,

girls 6-7). Cost is $40 and $45 with additional
siblings. Coaches, managers and umpires are
needed. Contact Wayne Peterson at 753-
1663 or Mark Puca or (904) 849-7593.

Registefor YMCA spring sports
The McArthur Family YMCA has opened
registration for spring sports, flag football, vol
leyball and spccer. At registration, parents are
encouraged to note the site closest to home
(Fernandina'or Yulee).
Practices will be held on Tuesdays at the
team's home field; games will be held on
Friday and can be scheduled at either site.
Practices begin March 5 with games begin-
ning March 15.
Flag football and volleyball begih March 4
with games beginning March 14. All seasons
end the week of May 6. Participants will
receive a jersey and commemorative trophy.
Visit the McArthur Family to register or cal,
261-1080 for information.

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

The Health Planning Council of Northeast
Florida is expanding the Community First
Hale Hearty 7K race series to Fernandina
Beach on March 16. The Community First
Hale Hearty 7K in Riverside/Avondale will
continue June 1.
The Community First Hale Hearty 7K
Fernandina Beach will begin in downtown
Fernandina Beach at Front and Centre streets
with an 8 a.m. start. The race will take runners
down Centre Street. Runners will be able to
see all sides of the popular and beautiful
Central Park, Egans Creek Greenway and run
past the Amelia Lighthouse. The course will
end on Front Street:
The proceeds from this race assisted the
Health Planning Council to cover the expens-
es associated with its annual regional health
care utilization studies and to expand the fea-
tures of its health-related quality of life indica-
tor dashboard, Northeast Florida Counts. The
Mission of the Health Planning Council of
Northeast Florida, .Inc. is to develop regional,
unbiased research and evidence-based initia-
tives that promote healthy communities,
lifestyles and -improve accessible, quality
health care. Visit www.hpcnef.org.

North Florida Stampede

is home again Saturday

The North Florida Stam-
pede, an adult amateur foot-
ball team in'Yulee, plays in
the rri-pro il l eiii-i l u ull-
e,-.nta,, t ,.lite amateur football
With more than 60 play-
ers, the majority of which
graduated from Yulee,
Fernandina Beach, West
Nassau,,Hilliard, Camden and
Charlton high schools, the
Stampede also boasts players
who have college'and pro
experience. The coaching

staff is comprised of former
high school and college play-
Til-seasii e an .. i
Saturday, which resulted in a
21-6 loss to last season's
league champion.
The team's next game is at
home at the Yulee Sports
Complex on Goodbread Road
at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Find the complete sched-
ule, coaches bios, roster and
other information at www.

Feb. 12 at Bishop Snyder. 4:00
Feb. 15 EPISCOPAL 6:00
Feb. 19 BISHOP KENNY: 5:00
Feb. 21 at Baker County 6:30
Feb. 26 FORT WHITE 7:00
March 2 Darlington School at Bolles 1:00
March 5 MARIST 7:00
March 8 YULEE" 7:00
March 12 at Camden County 5:30
March 15 at Opelika, Ala .7:00
March 16 LaGrange at Opelika 10am
March 19 Baker County-BB Grounds 7:00
March 22 at West Nassau' 6:00
April 3 ST. PlUS 7:00
April 5 WEST NASSAU' 6:00
April 9 at'Yulee' 6:00
April 12 BOLLES 7:00
April 13 at Wayne County, Ga. 2:00
April 16 HILUARD 7:00
April 18 at Fleming Island 4:00
April 23, 25 District 4-4A at Yulee
" District
Feb. 8-9 Region'l-1A at Bolles 10am
Boys Basketball

Feb. 12 YULEE 3:30
Feb. 19 at Bshop Kenny 4:00
Feb. 28 BAKER COUNTY 3:30
March 7 BISHOP KENNY 3:45
March 12 at Yulee 3:45
March 15 HILUARD 3:30
March 21 at West Nassau 3:30
April 3-4 District 3-2A at Bolles 8am
Feb. 12 ED WHITE 6:00
Feb.'14 at Hilliard 6.00
Feb. 15 BAKER COUNTY 6:00
Feb. 19 at Stanton 5:00
Feb. 21 TERRY PARKER 6:00
Feb 25 al Eagles Vew 6:00
Feb. 26 at West Nassau' 6:00
March 1 atl Ed White 6:30
March 5 at Nease 6.00
March 8-9 al Lady Timberwolves TBA
March 12 WEST NASSAU' 6:00
March 15 at Episcopal 6:00
March 18 POTTERS HOUSE 6:00
March 21 YULEE' 6:00
March 22 HILLIARD 6:00
April 2 NEASE 6:00
April 4 at Yulee"' 6:00
April 9 at Baker County 6:00
April 11 STANTON 6:00
April 12 at Matanzas 6:00
April 16 District4-4Aat Yulee TBA
April 18 District 4-4A at Yulee TBA
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*' j.r *. conjunction (meeting) takes place on Monday between Mars and Neptune, very low in the WSW. three quarters of an hour after
sundown. Mars and Neptune will be separated by less than a half degree on Feb. 4 and by less than one degree on the day before
and after that date. You will need very transparent sky conditions as well as binoculars to spot Mars, and a small telescope if you
C* *" want to include Neptune which is much fainter. An alternate way of seeing the two would be to capture the scene with a digital
camera mounted on a tripod. A much easier conjunction between Mercury and Mars takes place from Feb. 7 to the 9. low in the WSW about 45
minutes after sunset. The sweet date is Sunday the eighth, when Messenger and Warrior are distanced by only one third degree. That's an angular l
separation only 2/3rds the size of the full moon. On the day before and after February 8. Mars and Mercury are separated by about one degree. Again.
clear sky conditions will be necessary along with a good WSW horizon, free from any trees or buildings to obscure the view. Be at your observing
post no later than 6:15 p.m., about 45 minutes after sundown. Binoculars will easily reveal Mercury, and if another starlike, but fainter object is spotted
near the Messenger God. that will be Mars. As the minutes roll by revealing a darker sky Mercury should become visible to the unaided eye. During '!
the weeks of February 10 and the 17. Mercury will be visible low in the WSW after sundown. The best evening for viewing just Mercury will lbe the i
16th when the Messenger God stands nearly a list, held at amnn's length, high above the WSW horizon. While you're scouring the skies for Meicury. 1,
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25. Hospitals are required to perform the drills annually to maintain certifications and improve their emergency
response procedures. Victims were transported to Baptist Nassau where staff evaluated their conditions and guided
them through the decontamination chamber., Participating agencies included Baptist Nassau, Nassau County
Emergency Management and Fire Rescue, Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue, Century Ambulance and Rayonier.

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Since 1989, when conceived,
the Elsie Harper Volunteer of
the Year Award Committee of
the city of Fernandina Beach
has sought to recognize volun-
teers who make the communi-
ty a better place to live.
As the island has grown, so
have the awards. The city
began with one award and now
gives four.
However, one thing has not
changed: the city depends on
the community to nominate vol-
Potential awardees will be
recognized in one of four areas:
1) Y, ..I.I. :, with Youth,
and/or Youth Performing
,iljr..,.- Services 2) Working

with the Elderly, 3) Social,
Services and 4) Community
Enrichment/ Environment/
Education (arts-animal welfare-
Do you know a.worthy can-
didate? Nomination forms'are
available at the City Clerk's
office at City Hall, 204 Ash St.,
the Atlantic Recreation Center,
2500 Atlantic Ave., or the
Nassau County Volunteer
Center, 1303 Jasmine St., Suite
The nomination deadline is
March 15.
If questions, contact the
Volunteer Center (261-2771) or
call Jayne Conkin, chair of the
awards committee (261-0346).


The Democratic Club of Amelia Island recently elected
the officers for the coming year. They are, from left,
Vice President Mary Libby, President Deloris Gilyard,
Treasurer Lamar Wildes and Secretary Jean Des-
Barres. The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each
month at 6 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club.

Citizens Against Assault
Weapons will meet Saturday
at 10 a.m. at Democratic
Party Headquarters, Eighth
and Date streets, Fernandina
Beach for canvassing in
teams to gather signatures
on a petition to ban assault
weapons. All who are inter-
ested in joining are invited
too attend.
Bring a cell phone if you
have one.
For information contact
Maggie Carlson at 277-5608.
The Federated Repub-
lican Women of Nassau*
County will meet Friday,
Feb. 15 at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island. G ue.i speak-
ers will be DeeDee Corbin
and Cherie Billings.
The social will-be held at
11;30 a.m. and the businesss
meeting will begin at 11:45
a.m. ,
Corbin is Republican
State Committeewoman for
Nassau County. She is co-
owner of Corbin's Automo-
tive Co. in Fernandina
Beach, a member of the
Nassau County Republican
Executive Committee
since 2006, corresponding
secretary of the Republican
Executive Committee since
2008 and a member of the
Federated Republican
Women of Nassau since
Billings is chairman of
itie ".'.i .li-.I-ii Party of
Nassau County. She is a for-
mer president, first vice

president, treasurer and par-
liamentarian of the FRWN.
She also served on the exec-
utive committee of the
Florida Federation of
Republican Women.
Contact Gail Biondi by
Tuesday with your reserva-
tion atigjbiondi@comcast.net
or 261-8793. Lunch is $20.
Bean legislation
Sen. Aaron Bean (R-
Fernandina Beach) and Rep.
Ed Hooper (R-Clearwater)
have filed legislation that
would ensure property insur-
ance for the estimated
165,000 mobile and manufac-
tured homed'wners insured
by Citiz-ns ll'rioperty
Insu ranic. Ci p. in Florida.
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inusi ed by Citiz,_.ns to bt
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,alu 'o: their homes. 'said
Bean "By paying tlis
important fix,we would
revert Citizens' action to
exclude coverage for these
structures that ultimately
should be accounted for in
:he calculation for the
home's actual valuee for
replacement in the event
of a loss."

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Eight Rwandan children leave their families behind to embark on a life'-or-death jour-'
ney seeking high-risk heart surgery in Sudan in "Open Heart," one of the five docu-
mentary shorts that will screen at the Fernandina Little Theatre as part of the Third
Annual Oscar-Nominated Short Films Festival Feb. 15-17.

FLT hosts Oscar-worthy shorts

For the News-Leader

Five documentaries the Washington Post
says pack "the emotional wallop of a feature
film" will be shown during the Third Annual
Oscar-Nominated Short Films Festival Feb.
15-17 at the Fernandina Little Theatre.
After two years of screening the short ani-
mated and live action films nominated for
Academy Awards, the theater expanded the
festival this year to include the short docu-
mentary nominees as well, said FLT
Managing Artistic Director Kate Hart.
"There are few opportunities to see docu-
mentaries locally, so we're excited to add
these films to the line-up," Hart said.
Reviewing this year's five Oscar-nominated
short documentaries, Nick Schager in the
Village Voice said, "Thesenonfiction shorts
shine a light on universal issues of suffering,
solace and the strength it takes to overcome
adversity." .
The Oscar-Nominated Short Films Festival

will feature all 15 films nominated for best ani-
mated, live action and documentary short
films shown in four alternating screenings at
FLT, 1014 Beech St.
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 each screening is $10; a four-
screeningpass is $30. Tickets are available at
The UPS Store in the Publix shopping center
on Sadler Road. For information visit

FLT Continued on 2B

Lost and Found:

Love on the ACT

For the News-Leader
V alentine's Day is
next week, and love
is in the air, making
now the perfect
time to see "Almost, Maine,"
which opened last night at the
Amelia Community Theatre.
Set in the remote, mythical
town of Almost, on a cold win-
ternight bathed by the
Northern Lights, lli.'fl,, a.
tures nine couples falling in
and out of love in scenes
ranging from heartbreaking
to fall-down funny.
It is the play's uncanny
ability to portray love's com-
plexity "to convey love's
myriad nuances and degrees"
- that attracted-director
Geoffrey King to the project.
Cast member Steve Parrott
shares that sentiment.
"'Almost, Maine' shows that
love takes many forms old
and new, lost and found and
that every relationship ebbs
and flows." His scene partner,
Sue Weiner, also admires the
play's diverse take on love, as
well as the unexpected paths
some of its characters take.
Fellow actor Brian Gilvey
adds that the production "has
something for everyone:
humor, drama, happiness,
sadness. It will make you
laugh, cry and think."
Paige Markwell, another
member of the cast, "fell in
love with the show," appreci-

David Longobardo and Will Griffith in a scene from
"Almost, Maine" at Amelia Community Theatre

ating its realistic look at love.
"It's not sugar-coated; it
explores how love forms and
how it can fall apart. It makes
audiences think more deeply
about love and to question
their own ideas about it."
Fellow actor Sarah Savannah
Sandall agrees, "There is
something endearing about
all these oddly quirky charac-
ters that rings true; the play.
shows that there is no perfect
Cynthia Riegler, who
appears with Sarah in one of

the show's scenes, believes
,that the play's realism is part
of its appeal. "It isn't mushy;
it's not a fairy tale. Indeed,
there are some cringe-worthy
moments everyone can relate
to." Shannon Hodgson, anoth-
er member of the cast,
believes that the symbolism
used thi ...ughl.'tii Ihll- play
heightens rather than
detracts from that realism,
somehow conveying an
essential truth that's more
ACT Continued on 2B

Second Saturday ArtraqeousArtwalk this weekend

Gallery C will be hosting a i ecptii in as
part of the Second Saturday Artwalk. Sat.,
Feb. 9, from 5-9 p.m. Carol Winner will be fea-
turing some new two- j-' J.. I
dimensional mixed-media '
figurative work. Also ofi
view are Winner's acrylic
landscape paintings, jewel- .
ry, mixed media angels,
handbags and more.
Gallery C is located at
218-B Ash St. and is open every day 11-5,
closed Wed. 904-583-4676
Karen Trowbridge is the featured artist for
the month of February at the Island Art
Association Gallery, 18 N. Second St. She will
show only pastels, although she also works in,
other media such as collage, mixed media and
acrylic on paper and canvas.
She is at home with abstracts as well as
representational landscapes and her love of
color is evident throughout her work. Her
paintings are on exhibit all over the island, at
the Omni, the Plantation Guild and Gallery,
Baptist Medical Center Nassau and at the
Island Art Association. This current hanging
features pastels, mostly. landscapes. Come to
her.reception and witness what a piece of
chalk can do when an accomplished artist has

moved it about a piece of paper or perhaps a
piece of roofing material. Be sure to ask her
about that!
The reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. on
-Feb. 9 during the Second Saturday Artrageous
Artwalk. The public.is welcome. Visit
On Feb. 13 from 6-7 p.m., the Island Art
Association will host a Valentine's special
Family Art Night for parents and children to
create together, taught by Susan Dahl. The
event is free but spaces are limited. Call 261-
Fiber artist Lynette Holmes will feature her
new fabric land and seascape "paintings" at
the Blue -
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Feb. 9. '
Holmes -- -
manipulates colored silk and rayon fabrics to
create her vision of oceans, beaches and'
marshes. Join her and seven .illh'.r cii iis, at a
reception Feb. 9 from 5-8 p.m. at 205 1/2
Centre St. in downtown Fernardina. Look for

the gallery's blue doors and colorful stairway
between Island Coffee and Go Fish. Regular
hours are Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For
information call 557-1187 or visit www.blue-
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The Seventh Street Gallery has the pleas-
ure of introducing two CoRK Arts District
artists: painter, photographer and author
Joanelle Mulrain; and designer and glass artist
Helen Cowart. Each artist continues experi-
menting with her chosen medium(s), pushing
its inherent constraints and challenging her-
self in the desire to create and communicate
the extraordinary.
After 20 years as a professional graphic
designer, Cowart discovered the world of
glass with its mystery, beauty, fragility and
creative possibilities. Kiln-formed glass
reawakened her passion for -the unexpected.
She discovered that glass had a life of its own,
filled with color and light, having a fluidity and
interacting with its environment in unexpected

way. Foi herself, she found renewed artistic
passion, inspiration, and freedom.
Mulrain returned to her paintbrush, cam-
e;:.ra and pen after a great blue heron landed on
a -brareh-within mere ,._t i4 h-r \Viii [h.-
click of the shutter, she captured the moment,
complete with a full moon hanging in an indi-
go sky. It was an epiphany. From that moment
on/she built her world around what she loved
most: her family, friends and patrons; her art;
the complexities of the world and our environ-
ment; where we hive
come from and whci-
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ter puzzlements fin din rg
expression in her .a
Mulrain's works i quii :
her patience and i .ll:c-C
tion, and she'eng:,g..
the viewer or the I,:ad,:i
through them. She will be signing her book,
Re-Rooting: Life's Journey. ,
The reception is Feb. 9 from 5-8 p.m. at the
Seventh Street Gallery, 14 S. Seventh St.
(across from Lulu's). The show can also be
seen the following two Saturdays during the
farmers' market hours, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. As this is
a historic property, it is not handicap accessi-
ble. For questions, directions or alternative
viewing times, call 432-8330.


The Nassau Players and Fernandina Beach
Middle School present Roald Dahl's "Willy
Wonka Jr.," directed by Judy Tipton, at 7:30 p.m.
today and Feb.9, at2 -
p.m. Feb.10, and at
7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16 in
the FBMS auditori- .
um at 315 Citrona
Based on the
book Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory
the play features a
cast of 60 young talented people from Nassau
County schools.
All tickets are $10 with open seating. Purchase
tickets at the main office ofFBMS before 3 p.m. or
at Amelia Awards. 817 S. Eighth St.
Proceeds will benefit Communities in Schools.

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On Feb.12 and 13. Master
Gardener Paul Gosnell will c oni
duct classes on rose gardening.
On Tuesday, Feb.12, he will dis
cuss the selection. care, main tc .
nance and feeding of shrub -. - --.
roses and old garden roses (OGR's). On
Wednesday, Feb. 13. he will talk about pruning.
preparation and growing of the traditional roses.
Tea Roses. Climbers, Grandifloras, etc. The class-
es 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 opportunity to
receive information from a certified member of
the Jacksonville Rose Society. For information.
see http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/horticulture/land-
matters/landmatters.html. or contact the
Extension office at (904) 879-1019. Master
Gardeners are on phone duty Fridays at 491-7340.

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The next Wild Nite."It's All About the Birds."
presented by Wild Amelia and the Fernandina
Beach Parks and Recreation Department. will be
held on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Peek Center
Auditorium. Admission is
Carole Adams. former
president of Duval Audubon '
and a lifelong birder. will
focus on bird counts. \\'ha
is a CBC?A Big Year? LIfI.
List? Big Sit? E-Bird? Find'
out the answers to these and other bird-related
questions. Winter is a great time to get out and
do some birdwatching on Amelia Island: many
birds winter here or pass through on migratory
routes along the Atlantic Flyway. For information
visit www.wildamelia.com and the Wild Amelia
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The St. Marys, Ga., 19th
Annual Mardi Gras Festival
and Parade Is Feb. 9 from 9
a.m.-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,
individual 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 categories
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 Feb. 12 meeting of
the Amelia Island Quilt
Guild will feature sisters
J.B. McCrary, Jean
Larmore, and Janet
Sabastlan. The three will
present a trunk show of their
creations and East Coast to
West Coast collaborations.
On Feb. 13 they will offer a'
workshop on hand applique.
.The cost of the workshop is
$10. Sign up at the meeting or
contact Linda Martin at 415-
0066 to reserve a space. The
quilt guild holds monthly
meetings the second Tuesday
at the Woman's Club, 201
Jean LaFitte Ave. Programs
are free and open to the pub-
lic. For more information visit
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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. 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 member.

The Newcomers Club of
Amelia will host its monthly
coffee on Feb. 14 at 10:30
a.m. All women who reside in
Nassau County (no matter
how long they have lived
here) are welcome to attend.
For. information contact Lulu
Elliott at luluelliott@hotmail.
corn or 904-548-9807 (or
other contact on the coffee
committee)'or visit http://new-

Faith Christian Academy
presents the 13th annual
Father-Daughter Ball

"Singing in the Rain" from
7-10 p.m. Feb. 16 at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island's
Talbot Ballroom. Fathers and
daughters of all ages are wel-
come for music and dancing,
a silent auction, gift basket
raffle and heavy hors d'oeu-
vres. Semi-formal and formal
Tickets are $95 for father
and daughter, $45 for each
additional daughter and
include a gift bag and memory
book. After Jan. 31, tickets are
$115 and $50 respectively.
Purchase tickets at the school
at 96282 Brady Point Road or
online at www.fcaangels.com.
Limited seating. Call 321-
2137 for information.

' The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
hold its monthly meeting at
7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the
Community Room of the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department at 1525 Lime St.
"Human Inhabitation of
Cumberland Island" will exam-
ine area history from early ,
Native Americans to wealthy
Industrialists to the present.
Fred Boyles is superintendent
of Cumberland Island
National Seashore and has
been with the NPS 30 years
serving such varied locations
as Andersonville National
Historic Site and Jimmy
Carter Historic Site. Public

The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
hold its lunch-meeting on
Feb. 21 at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club at 11:30
a.m. Dr. Laureen Pagel, CEO
of Sutton Place Behavior
Health, will speak about
Sutton Place's mission and
the, services it provides as
well as alcohol and drug
abuse within Nassau County.
Tickets are $15 by Feb. 16
and $17 at the door. For
reservations call Bob Wesche,
310-9055. All men, whether
new or longtime Nassau
County residents, are wel-
come to attend the meeting
and join the club. For infor-
mation visit www.mensnew-

The Amelia Island
Montessori School 7th
Annual Chill Cook Off will'
take place Feb; 23 from 11'
a.m.-4 p.m. on North
Second Street, Fernandina,
Beach. This event will feature
live music ahd 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 $150. 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.

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An oyster roast and recep-
tion is from 6-7 p.m., with din-
ner at 7 p.m. Cash bar and
resort casual attire. Individual
tickets are $75. Bronze spon-
sor is $300 and includes din-
ner for two, two drink tickets
and special recognition. Silver
sponsor is $500 and includes
dinner for four, four drink tick-
ets and special recognition.
Gold sponsor is $900 and
includes dinner for eight, eight
drink tickets and special,
recognition. Contact Katie
Combs at (904) 557-6083 to
RSVP or for additional levels.
or email

The Nassau County
Community Development
Corporation will hold its
annual Scholarship
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 Wolfson
Children's Hospital.
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 auctions.
Tickets for the VIP tasting are
$75. General admission tick-
ets are $45. Visit www.ameli-

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 racecais on display
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


St. Marys Little Theatre
presents "Colorblind," a
live Black History
encounter and musical trib-
ute 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 resi-
dent Gaila Brandon. The story
is based on a local family's
experience and interweaves
dramatic scenes from Black
History. For more information
call (912) 729-1103.
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New Vision
Congregational Church in
Yulee will present "Handy
Dandy," a comedy and
more by William Gibson, on
March 2 as part of its new
"Vision Theatre" outreach
to produce drama of public
Each presentation wil be a .
staged dramatic reading of a
play followed by an audience
discussion led by the Rev.
Mary Kendrick Moore, pastor
of New Vision.
"Handy Dandy," starring
Jan Cote-Merow and Steve
Rawls, directed by Debbie
Straight, will be presented at 2
p.m. March 2 at New Vision,
96072 Chester Road in Yulee,
and is free and open to the
public. Donations will support
the Homeless Coalition of
Nassau County. To learn
more, find New Vision on
Facebook or call 225-0539.


Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
tour four of the town's most
popular, notorious or other-

wise historic pubs and
bars. One ticket will get you
one drink at each establish-
ment and an earful of colorful
tales about the places you'
visit and those you see along
your way. Tickets are $25 per
person (must be 21, must
show ID); tour begins at the
historic train depot in down-
town Fernandina Beach.
Reservations required.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext.105 or Thea@ameliamu-

Guests on this tour will
learn Amelia Island ghost
stories as they tiptoe through


Story & Song
An Evening oft Slor/y & Song Words & Music will be held
on Feb 16 in Burns Hall of St Peler's Episcopal Church,
featuring Jeffrey Pepper Rodge&s This event is a partner-
ship wth longtime Amelia Island Bock Festival supporters
Donna Paz Kaufman and Mark Kaufman Preferred seating
and meet the artist for a donation of $25 General seating is
a donation ct $15 For information contact nftoa@ameliars-
landbooKfeslival comn
Benefit concert
The Fernandina Beach Middle School band will host
"Hooray for Hollywood' a benehi concert on Friday. Feb 22
at 7 p m at the school including the beginner and sym-
phonic bands Proceeds will benefit the FBMS Symphonic
Band and its spring competition trip to Atlanta For informa-
tion email tbmsband','yahoo corn
Tickels are now on sale for the Amelia Island Jazz
Festival's annual Big Band Bash, a Benefit Gala Celebration
April 6, starring Les DeMerle. his Dynamic 17-Piece
Orchestra, vocalist Bonnie Eisele and jazz singer and WJXT
personality Sam Kouvans wilh a tribute to Sinatra Set for
6 30-10 p m in the Amelia Ballroom al the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation the event will include cocktails dinner
dancing, ballroom dancing and a silent auction Tickets are
$75 per person, with discount for tables o, eight
Proceeds will benefit the programs cit the 2013 Amelia
Island Jazz Festival Tickl landlazzieslival.com The UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road.
277-0820, and the AIFBY Chambei of Commerce. Gateway
to Amelia al AlA and Amelia F'Pakwa'y, 261-3248
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 corn
The Courtyard
The Courtyard Pub & Eats. 316 Centre St, John
Springer every Thursday. Friday and Saturday at 6.30 p m .
live entertainment nightly Call 432-7086 Join them on
Facebook at courlyardpubandeals
David's Restaurant & Lounge
Grammy-nominated Aaron Bing performs live on alto
saxophone at David's Restaurant and Lounge. 802 Ash St.,
Wednesday through Saturdays from 6-10 p m Call 310-
Dog Star Tavern 10 N Second St Brown Bag Special
tonight, Herd of Wails Feb 9, Fernandina Punk Fest leatur-
ing General Tao's Furry Antler Annihilation.
Thirteentwentylwo, Poor Richards. Gross Evolution and
Simplex 1 Feb 10. Karl W Davis Invilational Feb 13:
Vagabond Swing Feb 14, Soul Gravy Feb 15. and Tropic
Thunder Feb 16
Every Tuesday is Working Class Stiff, where music is
played stincity Irom vinyl and 1000's of vinyl records are
available to browse and purchase Every Wednesday is Karl
W Davis Showcase, featuring new artists. Every Thursday
is Spade McQuade Through the end of February Woody
Mullis will perform a Happy Hour set from 5-7 p m Visit Dog
Star on Facebook and Reverbnation com. Call 277-8010
florida House Inn
"Open Mike Night' is each Thursday from 7:30-10.30
p m in the Mermaid Bar hiCosed by local musician Terry
Smith Musicians perform a couple of songs and the audi-
ence gets To hear new talent Appropriate for the whole fam-
ily. No cover charge Call Smith at (904) 412-7665
Hammerhead Beach Bar
Hammerhead Beach Bar, 2045 S Fletcher Ave Live
music from Buck and Barcaro Thursdays Visit
Hammerhead on Facebook Contact Bill Childers at
bill'@thepalacesaloon corn
Instant Groove
The Instani Groove, featuring Lawrence Holmes. Johnny
Robinson, Scott Giddons and Sam Hamilton plays each
Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton,Amelia Island Dress is
casual For information call Holmes at 556-6772
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatern/. 318 Centre St. free trivia
each Monday at 7 30 p m wine lasting the third Tuesday at
6-30 p.m with 1-0 wines for $10 along with cheese and
crackers and live entertainment; dart tournament every
Tuesday at 7 30 p m Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7.30-11 30
p m ; the Davis Turner Band Thursday from 8.30 p m.-mid-
night and Friday and Saturday from 8 30 p m.-12 30 a m
Call 261-1005 Visit wwwokanes com
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon. 117 Centre St. Buck Smilh Project
Tuesday. Wes Cobb Wednesdays 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 491-3332 or email bili,.thepalace-
saloon corn
Salty Pelican
The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill. 12 N Front St trivia every
Wednesday starting at 7 p m prime nb night Thursday, and
live music every Friday and Saturday Call 277-3811. or visit
The Salty Pelican Bar and Grill on Facebook
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach. 2910 Atlantic Ave, trivia
Monday; The Macys Wednesdays; and line dancing
Thursday. Visil www sandybortomsamella corn
Seabr eeze
Seabreeze Sports Bar. in the Days Inn on Sadler Road,
live music
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Gnrill, 1998 S Fletcher Ave live music in
the ik, bar from 6-10 p m every night and 1-5 p.pn
Saturday and Sundays, reggae Wednesdays with Pill Pill,
The Macy's in the lounge Friday and Saturdays 6-10 p m ,
trivia Mondays and Thursdays at 7 30 p m with DJ Dave.
and shag dancing Sundays from 4-7 p.m, music nightly
from 9 pm -1 a.m in the Breakers Lounge. Call 277-6652

Visit www slidersseaside corm Join Sliders on Facebook
and Twitter
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.
Call 261-5711.

dark streets and walk in the
footsteps of a bygone era as
the past comes alive through
the skillful storytelling of your
guide. This tour begins at 6
p.m. every Friday and lasts
approximately one hour. Meet
your guide in the cemetery

behind St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.
Tickets may be purchased at
the Amelia Island Museum of
History for $10/adults and
$5/students. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext. 105 or Thea@

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2013 Oscar-Nominated
Documentary Shorts:
Kings Point USA/31 mins
Director: Sari Gilman; pro-
ducers: Sari Gilman,,Jedd
Wilder, Todd Wilder
Synopsis: With Kings
Point, director/producer Sari
Gilman tells the stories of five
seniors living in a typical
American retirement resort -
men and women 'who came to
Florida decades ago with
their spouses by their sides
and their health intact, and
now find themselves grap-
pling with love, loss and the
universal desire for human

Inocente USA/40 mins
Directors: Sean Fine and
Andrea Nix. Producers: Yael
Melamede, Albie Hecht,
Emanuel Michael, Sean and
Andrea Nix Fine
Synopsis: I~ocente is an
intensely personal and vibrant
coming of age documentary
about a young artist's fierce
determination to never sur-
render to the bleakness of her
surroundings. Hers ,is not just
a story of survival, but of
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Monday at Racine
USA/39 mins
Director: Cynthia Wade.
Producers: Cynthia Wade and
.Robin Honan
Synopsis: Every third
Monday in Long Island, N.Y.,
brassy sisters Cynthia and
Rachel open their hair salon,
Racine, and offer free beauty
services for women undergo-
ing chemotherapy.
Determined to make their
customers feel beautiful, the
glamour duo' knows that
Monday at Racine goes
"beyond purple painted toes or
a frothy facial.

Open Heart USA/40 mins
Director: Kief Davidson;
producers: Kief Davidson and
Cori Shepherd Stern
Synopsis: Eight Rwandan
children leave their families
behind to embark on a life-or-
death journey seeking high-
risk heart surgery in Sudan.
Their hearts ravaged by a *
treatable disease from child-
hood strep throat, the kids
have only months to live.

Redempton USA/35 mins
Directors: Jon Alpert &
Matthew O'Neill
Synopsis: In this documen-
tary Alpert & O'Neill inti- -
mately.follow a group of NeW
Yorkers whose treasures are
in the trash. The film is a
chance to meet the marginal-
ized masses we often rush
past on our way to catch a bus
or make a meeting.

ACT Continued from 1B
real than the real world.
For stage manager Linda
Godek, this realistic approach
provides believable charac-
ters that everyone can relate
to. "Either someone they
know experienced something
similar, or something similar
happened to them.
Sometimes love works out,
sometimes it doesn't, but
everyone is looking for love!"
Director King feels the char-
acters are believable because
playwright John Cariani is
himself an actor "who knows
firsthand what it actually feels
like to bring these characters
to life."
Surprisingly, given its
romantic theme, the play
seems to appeal as much to
men as it does to women.
Says cast member Thom
Mason, "I think everyone can
relate to one or more of the
situations presented with a
'Yes, that happened to me!'"
Fellow actors Ted Burkhart,
Will Griffith and Wendy
Gilvey agree that the show's
many different scenarios
make it more appealing to
"the average Joe." Ted jokes
that men might even pick up
a few pointers on what to do
and what not to do when it
comes to love. Indeed, adds
cast member Susan Raab, her
scene "answers the age-old
question of what women
want: a first kiss remem-
bered, an anniversary cele-
brated, a little more atten-

That, according to Steve
Parrott, makes the show a
"great date night."
.Performances continue at
8 p.m. tonight, Saturday and
Feb. 14-16 and 21-23, as well
as at 2 p.m. on Feb. 17, in
ACT's main-stage theater at
207 Cedar St. Those attend-
ing the Valentine's Day per-
formance will enjoy a compli-
mentary glass of champagne.
Tickets ($20 adult, $10 stu-
dent) are available at
atre.org or the box office at
261-6749, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.,
Thursday-Saturday (or 90
minutes before curtain).

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Supplies needed
The Salvation Army Hope
House needs food, toilet paper
and hygiene items. It is cur-
rently in need of virtually all
types of non-perishable food.
Highest on the list are: 1)
Peanut butter & jelly 2)
Canned meats tuna, chick-
en, Spalm 3) Canned vegeta-
bles corn, beans and peas 4)
Soups ready to eat and con-
densed. 5) Starches instant
mashed potatoes, macaroni &
cheese, helper meals 6) Water
16 ounce bottles 7) Toilet
paper 8) Hygiene Items -
toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar
soap, razors, deodorant, femni-
nine hygiene and diapers sizes
3-6. Please bring your dona-
tions to The Salvation Army
Hope House at 410 S. Ninth
St., at the corner of Ninth and
Date streets.
Unity ofFemnandina
Unity of Fernandina Beach
is now at the Dome Healing
Center, 5024 First Coast Hwy.
The services are every sec-
ond and fourth Sunday of the
month at 7:30 p.m. Everyone,
of any faith and denomination,
is welcome. Call Marsha at
415-0822 for information.
Theologian guest
First Presbyterian Church,
Fernandina Beach, will host
the Rev. Marjorie J.
Thompson as Theologian in
Residence today through Feb.
10. A variety of venues will be
available throughout the
weekend for those who would
like to hear her speak.
Thompson livessin Nash-
ville, Tenn., is an ordained
Presbyterian minister and an
author, teacher, retreat leader
and spiritual director with
expertise in the field of spiritu-
al disciplines. She will be trav-
eling to Thailand the week
after her visit here to offer lec-
tures 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.
ThI,'Ii'-,F, v.*.il1 offer ,, n l!ftr-
n,.B ...- iin fIrom 3-5 pm.
for "ll in the community on
Forgiveness and Reconcili-
ation in the ANCHOR at 515
Centre St. On Sunday morn-
ing, Feb. 10, Thompson-will
deliver the sermon at two wor-
ship services, 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
Love dinner
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

Sunday School ............................... 9:30 am
Sunday W orship .............................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.....................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ........6....6:30 pm
Pastor:Bud Long
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 South
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 oa Wednesday evenings In
Fernandina Beach. Kingsland &Yulee.
Pen's. Women's and Youth ministries
85439 Miner Rd. Yulee (Yulee Middle School)
www graenassau.com

I Memorial

Traditional Family Worship....... 8:30am & 11 am
Contemporary Worship ...9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Sunday School for all agna.......9:45am& tiam
Wednesday Dinner (Aug-May)..... 5:15pm6-530pm
i Dwnon enadiaRec

Airport, 14570 Duval Road,
lacksonville. Tickets are $35
per person. Attire is semi-for-
mal. For information call the
church at 225-5388.
Taize service
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., will .
hold a Taize service on
Sunday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. and
every second Sunday of each
month. This is a short prayer
service with simple musical
chants and moments of
silence. Because as Brother
Roger, a founder of Taiz6,
said, "Often God's voice
comes on a whisper, in a
breath of silence." For infor-
mation call the church office
at 261-4293.
Join the Salvation Army
Hope House for its weekly
Tuesday Worship Service on
Feb. 12 at noon. Nelson
Hamilton, Bible study leader,.'
will help participants dig
deeply into the life changing
Word of God. For more infor-
mation, call 321-0435 or stop
by the Hope House, located at
410 S. Ninth St.
Marriage Help
Retrouvaille of Jackson-
ville, which has served the
North Florida and South
Georgia communities for over
25 years, offers three week-
end programs annually. The
next scheduled weekend pro-
gram will be Feb. 15-17 in the
Jacksonville area and registra-
tion is ongoing. For registra-
tion information, visit www.
retrojax.eventbrite.com or call
Phil and Susan Parsley, inqui-
ry couple, at (904) 662-8604.
Retrouvaille is a peer min-
istry consisting of a weekend
and a series of follow-up pre-
sentations led by couples who
themselves have known pain
,in their marriages. .
Retrouvaille is Catholic in ori-
gin, however, the program is
non-denominational. Couples
of all faiths and those with no
faith tradition are welcome
and encouraged to participate.
New Life Christian
Fellowship, 2701 Hodges
Blvc Jia k-I..- il.. .ll. ill host, .
the Hebraic Prophetic
Conference with Perry Stone
Feb. 15-17.
Stone is the'host of the
weekly television, program
Manna-Fest, which can be
seen nationally and interna-
tionally via cable and satellite
and directs one of America's
fastest growing ministries,
Voice of Evangelism, that
strives to reach the world with
the-Gospel of Christ through
revivals, television, printed
material and missionary sup-
port. The free three-day con-
ference is Feb. 15 at'7 p.m.,
Feb. 16 and 17 at 10 a.m. and 6
p.m. For information visit

In the Heart of Fernandina
9 N. 61" street
Dr. Wain Wesberry
Senior Pastor
Dr. Doug Ganyo
Associate Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50 am
fi Nursery *Children
Youth Adults

"'Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pasloi: Di. H. Neil Hellon
Sunday Worship Service 10:30:aun
Bible Sludy 9;un
Nuisery provided for all services
Siiiall group studies-Adults 6pSin
Wednesday I'rayer Service 6:30pmo
PIeschlool ;an(Id Cildicn Activslies
(:-om- of Btcnaneer Ti,- Ocu& Road. fvn nn.nl id Be.
For More Inlonrmiaion Call: 261-9527

;- "." CHAPEL
Ted Schroder, Pastor
Winter Series: The Parables of Jes us
"There will be an opportunity for
healing prayer at each service

36 Bo imn Road. 277-4414
()01[ A at ietrianc, io Oinni Ritsort
Anelia Island PIlanlation


The mission of the American Legion is built on four pillars: Veterans, Defense,
Youth and Americanism. It is with these in mind that the American Legion Post
54 family adopted 33 angels from the Salvation Army Hope House Angel Tree in
December. Delivering and receiving the gifts along with a check from the
Americain Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 to help stock the pantry are, above from left,,
staff member Tara Hall, Hope House Manager Mary Moore, Auxiliary members
Lenora Staples and Debbie Dobbs, American Legion Post 54 Commander Marty
Martin and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 54 Commander Rick Dobbs.

10 Commandments Hike Saturday

Scouts from North
Florida and Georgia will tour
10 downtown Fernandina
Beach churches on.
Saturday. The Boy Scouts of
America Baden Powell
District, Isle of 8 Flags 10
Commandments Hike
through Faith and Service
will start and end at Central
Park, where they will host a
Religious Fair with houses
of worship about the out-
reach of their organization.
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 cloth-

Family concert
The Wissmans will be in
concert at Amelia Baptist
Church, 961167 Buccaneer
Trail, Fernandina Beach, on
Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.
Hailing from the Midwest,
the 15-member Wissman fam-
ily has spent the past 12 years
delighting audiences nation-
wide with their blend of
gospel bluegrass music.
While four of the older chil-
dr'en no longer perform with
the family due to marriage
and job responsibilities,
Loren, Gloria and their nine
touring children fill each con-
cert with tight vocal har-
monies, award-winning blue-
grass picking' and memorable
family moments. Visit

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil M ss-4 pmi 5:30 pm
Saturday Vigil Mass- 7 pm Spanish Mass
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulan United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses Ocl-April 8 am 9:30 am
1t1amn -12:30pm
Daily Mass- 8:30 am Man, Wed,Thurs & Fri.
6 pm- Tons
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6 pm; Holy Day- 8:30 amn. 6 pm
Conlossions. Saturday 3 pm 3:45 pm or by apple
--- Telephole-NuIsmbaes: .
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number. 904-277-6566

New Vision
Church, CC
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First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM

ing, view the church dis-
plays and learn about out-
reach programs. The
Gideons will give out free
New Testaments and
Shelter Box USA will have a
For information visit

for information.
Live Lent in a new way this
year by coming to a quiet
place for reflection. The St.
Michael Taiz6 ensemble
invites you to attend a 30-
minute musical service that
includes simple chants sung
repeatedly, a time of blessed
silent and reflection, a scrip-
ture reading and prayers of
praise and intercessions. As
you prepare for Easter, feel
free to take a break from the
distractions of the world and
meet the Lord and feel the
power of His Love in commu-
nal song and prayer. Come
and bring a friend on Monday,
Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at t Michael


I Please/ jo/ us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM

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

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Reg. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart ofthe Cit0'
With the Desire to be in the
Heart o fAll People
Sundart, New members Class 9 o.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning nWorship /1 aLtt.
iiednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wetineslday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.
Ministiesr: Bits & I'iin, Couples. Single.

1am97 worsip center
Sunday Service . .10:30 am
Bible Study .......9. :30 am
Wednesday Service... 7:00 pm
85031 Landover Drive
Yulee, FI

www.nfcscouting.org or call
the council at (904) 388-

Historic Macedonia
A.M.E. Church will be hon-
ored to welcome the large.
contingent of Boy Scouts on
Saturday as they make a
stop during their 10
Commandments Hike to dis-
cuss the Sixth
Commandment, Thou Shalt
Not Kill. Their expected
arrival time is 10:30 a.m. to,
celebrate His Word.
Macedonia A.M.E. Church
is located on the corner of
Beech and Ninth streets.

Catholic Church at Fifth and
Broome streets. All are wel-
co mle... ,,,.--. ;: ", "' r. .
Vision T tre,.'
New Vision Congrega-tion-'
al Church in Yulee will pres-
- ent "Handy Dandy," a comedy:
and more by William Gibson,.
on March 2 as part of its new
"Vision Theatre" outreach to
produce drama of public inter-
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.
"Handy Dandy," starring
Jan Cote-Merow and Steve
Rawls, directed by Debbie
Straight, will be presented at 2

nivative Style, Contempotray Music,
Casual Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KIdKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Gonnectlng 7 ih Chrlst..
Coectidg W/h Peaopl

Dr. Bill Yeldell. Interim Pastor
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Nursery provided
Find us on Facebook:
Points Baptist Encounter Youth

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Van Power
Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 pm
AWANA Wednesday 6:30 8:30 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
Nursery Provided


p.m. March 2 at New Vision,
96072 Chester Road in Yulee,
-and is free and, open to the
public. D'na.i ons will support
th' otomeless Coalition of
Nassau County. To learn
more, find New Vision on
Facebook or call 225-0539.
Taiz services
The Taiz6 community on
Amelia 'Island is growing.
There are now three churches
offering services: Memorial
United Methodist, St.
Michael's Catholic, and St.
Peter's Episcopal. The 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


Doug Sldes, Senior Pastor
Morning Services 8:15 and 11 00 am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Children 6:30 pm
Wednesday 'Overflow' Youth 6:30 pm
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Hwrts Rd. 904.225.5128
Yule, FL 32097
www Yuleebapbstchurch.com

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

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To advise in the
Church Directory;
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Mardi Gras



jazz group

' Jazz up your Sunday morn-
ing'and your spirit at a creative
worship service featuring a jazz
ensemble at New Vision
Congregational Church on
Sunday at 10 a.m.
The service will feature the
music of Pegge Ealum, flute;
Larry Nader, bass; Darren
Ronan, drums; and Jane
Lindberg,' piano. Worship will
embrace and celebrate the
rhythm of the New Orleans jazz
tradition as participants explore
the religious roots of the festi-
val of Mardi Gras. Selections
will include Way Down Yonder
in New Orleans, When the
Saints Go Marching In and Just
a Closer Walk with Thee.
Mardi Gras is known for fes-
tive celebrations, particularly
engaging in rich foods like pan-
cakes, that precede the weeks
of Lent which invite introspec-
tion and reflection. The tradi-
tional colors of Mardi Gras even
represent values important to
spirituality purple for justice,
gold for power and green for
faith. *
"New Vision celebrates.a-
wide range of music in our wor-
ship, with attention to how both
sacred music and what one
might consider secular can all
point us to God and our faith,"
said the'Rev. Mary Moore, pas-
,tor. "In this unique jazz' serv-
ice; our spirits are enlivened.
And when our spirits are
enlivened, a door opens for us
to know and experience God
and our world in new and cre-
ative ways."
New Vision worships each
Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96072
Chester Road in Yulee. Jazz
worship will be held on the sec-
ond Sunday of each month
through May. To learn more
find New Vision on Facebook,
visit www.NewVisionCongre
gationalChurch.org or contact
Moore at (904) 238-1822.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8. 2013 News-Leader

Find 'Plant Wonderfood' at Garden Show

Peggy Green of Peggy Green's"
Plant Wonderfood will join
Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20
Event, the Amelia Island Garden
Show, on March 2 and 3.
A pioneer of safe, eco-friendly,
organic mineral plant food'and fer-
tilizers, Green is at the forefront
with products and solutions to end
soil depletion and nutrient deficien-
cy, and with ways to put those essen-
tial and necessary organic minerals
back in the soil safely for children,
.pets and the whole family. No syn-
thetic chemicals, no heavy metals,
no polymer coatings are used as
these are the safest of all natural
organic plant foods and fertilizers
The Amelia Island Garden Show
celebrates its fourth year at Central
Park. For tw6 days, March 2 and 3,
Mother Nature shows off her bright-
est colors in a vast array of botanical
wonders from more than 50 nurs-
eries and growers showcasing a full
,assortment of flowers, ferns, trees
and palms, orchids, natives, succu-
lents, bamboo, roses,' butterfly-
friendly plants, shrubs and much
more, complemented by garden
accessories such as pottery, outdoor

wall and fence d6cor, framed out-
door wall and fence decor, framed
outdoor art, furniture and more.
For both days, on-site experts
-will be available to answer your
questions about gardening chal-
lenges and how to green your home,
yard and garden. Enjoy the sched-
uled presentations and demonstra-
tions at the "Ask the Expert" booth.
Stop for an up close and personal
encounter with a raptor presented
by ARC, the bird of prey rehabilita-
tion center that is dedicated to rap-
tor rehabilitation, education and,
research, and increasing public
awareness of Florida's magnificent
raptors and the natural habitats .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 gour-
met 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

Peggy Green is known as a pioneer of safi
eco-friendly, organic mineral plant food an
fertilizers. She will be at the Amelia Islam
Garden Show March 2 and 3.

Preserve marks silver anniversary

The Timucuan Preserve,
established on Feb. 16, 1988
with the goal of protecting the
critical wetlands and cultural
legacy of Northeast Florida,,
celebrates 25 years of con-
necting people to this rich land-
scape in 2013,,
This special occasion coin-
cides with another of the park's
most .loved traditions, the
Kingsley Heritage Celebration.
To mark these two events the
National Park Service invites
the public to the 15th Annual
Kingsley Heritage Celebration
Feb. 16 and 23.

608 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
(904) 261-2770

Gospel choirs will help
rejoice in.the rich cultural lega-
cy of the plantation period. A
Gullah storyteller will regale
young and old with tales of
Gullah folklore. A living time-
line will transport visitors
through.the entire history of
Fort George Island.
A Kids' Corner will provide'
families with nature crafts
and activities sure to bring a
"The preservation of the
ecology and history of this
region for the last 25 years is
an impressive milestone. It

Phil Griffin
(904) 556-9140

seems only fitting that we
rejoice in this landmark
achievement with the
community that has helped to
protect these treasures,"
remarked Preserve Super-
intendent Barbara Goodman.
Kingsley Plantation over-
looks-the Fort George River
on Fort George Island in the
Timucuan Preserve. The rich
and diverse historyrof the plan-
tation includes the story of
wealthy English planter
Zephaniah Kingsley and his
wife Anna Madgigine Jai, who
was born in Senegal and pur-

chased by Kingsley as a
The history also include
stories of the men, wc
and children who strugg
survive enslavement,
era wheinwealth was s
times measured in hi
Located off Hecks
Drive/A1A one-half mile
of the St. Johns River
landing, Kingsley Plantat
open daily, at no ch
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m
(904) 251-3537 or visit
nps.gov/timu to see
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Fort Clinch State Park
invites residents to learn more
about the volunteer opportuni-
ties available at the Volunteer
Orientation Day on Feb. 9 at
the visitor center between 11
a.m. and 1 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to
assist with park operations
including greeting visitors,
answering phones, collecting
-fees at the ranger station and
visitor.center, trail projects
and historic structure mainte-
nance. For more information,
contact Park Volunteer
*. Coordinator Marie Bucher at
M.6 277-7233. For information
about Fort Clinch State Park,
visit www.floridastateparks.
org/for tclinch/default.cfm.
Road cleanup
Wild Amelia has scheduled
IrrrED an Adopt-a-Road Cleanup for
e, Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. All volunteers
nd wishing to help clean up a
d three mile stretch of South
Fletcher Avenue from Sadler
Road to Peters Point should
meet at Peters Ioint parking
lot at 9 a.m.'Feb. 9. Each vol-
unteer will work on only a por-
tion of the route. Disposable
gloves, orange safety vests
and litter-bags will be provid-
slave. ed. Dress f9r the weather,
es the wear closed-toe shoes and
omen bring some water. Everyone
led to who participates must view
in an the safety video at www.dot.
some- state.fl.us follow the site to
human maintenance, adopt-a-highway
safety video.
scher For more information
north about'Wild Amelia and the
ferry seventh annual Wild Amelia
ion is Nature Festival (May 17-19),
arge, visit www.wildamelia.com and
i. Call Wild Amelia's Facebook page.
www. '
the Bird Detectiv
nts. "Bird Detective," a free
one-hour program for,
wannabe birders of all ages,
will be held Feb. 16 at 10 a.m.'
in the Rec Room of the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center, courtesy of Wild
Amelia and the Fernandina
Beach Parks and Recreation
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Cohnak-rovA ihn-l-'I
C' Comtiiission Program willbe:
led by Carole Adams of the
Duval Audubon Society, a
birder since the age of 10 who
has served as president of two -
Audubon chapters and has
been a member of the Board
of Audubon of Florida. Th'e
program will explore the six
clues to bird identification and
reveal what these clues teach
about a bird's identity.
Pre-register by calling the
S Recreation Center Office at
277-7350. For more informa-
tion checkout floridabirding-

Native plants
. Florida Native Plant
Society, Ixia Chapter, will
meet Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at
Regency Square Library, 9900
Regency Square Blvd., Jack-
sonville. The program topic
will be "The Rare Plants of
Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve
State Park, and Other Interes-
ting Information," presented
by environmental specialist
Meghan Knapp. The meeting
is free and open to the public.
Visit http://ixia. fnpschap-
ters.org/ or call (904) 655-
2550 for information.
The Nassau County Bird
Club will 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 Jacksonville
to see shorebirds. There will
be gulls, terns, shorebirds and
gannets out over the ocean.
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. Entrance to
the park is $1.
Bring binoculars, field
guide, bug juice, sunscreen,
rain gear and water. Layered
clothing is a. must.
Home show
The Amelia Island Home &
Patio Show benefiting local
charities will be held March 2
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach. Admission
is $3 adults and $1 kids.
Special children's events
include a Kids Zone, clowns,
Chik-fil-A cows, a bounce
house and face painting.
Exhibit categories include
decorating, kitchen cabinets,
bathroom products, flooring,
paving stones, appliances, out-
door furniture and more.
Lowe's Home Improvement
will give how-to demonstra-
Photo contest
Wild Amelia .is accepting
entries for the fifth annual
Wild Amelia Nature Photogra-
phy Contest that recognizes
outstanding photography cele-
brating the wild places and
wildlife of Amelia Island.
The contest is open to
adults and children, beginning
and advanced photographers.
Deadline for entries is April 5.
Cash prizes will be awarded
and the winning images may
be included in Wild Amelia's
Nature Photography Calendar
and informational brochures.
Review the rules and sub-
mission process at www.wild
amelia.com. A panel of judges
will score each photo (with
names of the photographers
removed) and corfipile the
scores to determine the win-
neis, who will be announced
at 3:30 p.m. May 18, during
the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival Eco-Expo at the rec
center. /
Visit www.wildamelia.com
for updates on the festival,
May 17-19. Also visit Wild
Amelia on Facebook.
Butterfly rdening.
Join Reflections of Nature- 7
Garden Center at its new loca-
tion, 3030 S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach, for its 11th
annual.Butterfly Seminar dis-
cussing the types of Florida
native plants that attract but-
terflies'to your garden. The
event is free and will be held
April 13 from 10-11 am. at
Reflections of Nature, next to
Ace Hardware. For informa-
tion call 225-9915 or 491-8684.,
The Paul and Suzi Schutt
Florida Native Botanical
Garden invites Scouts, church
groups, youth and school
groups, neighborhoods and
clubs to reserve the space at
no charge. Amenities include.
a large screened sunset gaze-
bo with tables and chairs, ice-
maker, barbecue grill and grill
tools and a fire pit. Horse-
shoes and bocce ball equip-
ment are nearby, along with a
restroom. To reserve, contact
Paul Schutt at 261-0987 or
Nassau County Extension
office at (904) 879-1019.
Yard recognition
Nassau County Extension
is now participating in the
Florida Yards &
Neighborhoods (FYN)
Homeowner Program and its
Florida Friendly Landscape
(FFL) Yard Recognition pro-
gram. The FYN Homeowner
Program recognizes environ-
mentally friendly gardeners
with official FFL Yard
Recognition signs. For infor-
mation call (904) 879-1019 or




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Teen Court
Nassau County Teen
Court will be held Feb. 12
and 19 at the Nassau
County Judicial Annex,
76347 Veterans Way in
Yulee. Sessions begin at 6
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. Those
wishing to be on the volun-
teer jury or act as attorneys,
court clerks and bailiffs can
sign up through their
school guidance offices or
by attending court and sign-
ing up then. To participate
as an attorney, see Coor-
dinator Charles Griffin, who
assigns the positions.
Volunteers need to arrive
between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
For information call
Griffin at 548-4600.

Faith Christian Academy
presents the 13th annual
Father-Daughter Ball
"Singing, in the Rain" from
7-10 p.m. Feb. 16 at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island's
Talbot Ballroom. Fathers
and daughters of all ages
are welcome for music and
dancing, a silent auction,
gift basket raffle and heavy
hors d'oeuvres. Semi-forrial
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 tick-
ets at the school at 96282
Brady Point Road or online.
at www.fcaangels.com.
Limited seating.: Call 321-
2137 for information.
Forestry pageant
The first Miss Nassau
County Forestry pageant,
open to all residents of
Nassau County of all ages.
and people who have a rela-
tive who lives or works in
Nassau County, will be held '
March 16 at the American
Beach Community Center
in American Beach.
1Me 'ageMga lley a- -
for an application.
Coop preschool
The Amelia Island
Parent Co-Operative
Preschool, owned and oper-
ated by parents, is now
accepting applications for
spring enrollment. They
offer a quality education for
2 and 3 year olds. Call 261-
1161 for more information.
(Please note the Co-Op is a
part-time preschool). They
are located at 5040 First
Coast Hwy., next to the
Dome Healing Center.
Enjoy free registration
for Nassau County PrYme
Time. before and after
school care locations
through Feb. 15. The pro-
gram curriculum and
trained staff help children
learn, grow and thrive.
Contact 583-1608 for infor-
mation or visit www.first-
Toddler play
Learn through play with
Miss Deann/Nanny on Call,
LLC, communications and
creativity for toddlers, walk-
ing 14-months to under 3.
Mothers Morning Out pro-
' gram is one to two days a
week. Visit Deannthenanny.
corn or call 277-3093.
PeckHead Start
Peck Head Start of
Fernandina Beach/Yulee is
currently enrolling children
ages 3-5 years old. For infor-
mation contact Krishna
Lopez at 491-3631 or 491-.
3630. Spanish available.
Tree HouseVPK
Tree flouse Academy
offers full-day, state-funded
VPK class. Hours are 8:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and
include breakfast, lunch
and an afternoon snack.
VPK wrap hours are also
available. The class will be

in session until May 24.
Children who turned
four years of age on or
before Sept. 1, 2012 and
have not been enrolled pre-
viously in a state-funded
VPK class are eligible to
attend this class. Contact
Bobbie Mathews at 277-
8104 for a tour or further
information. The center
serves families with chil-
dren six weeks old to fifth
grade. Hours are 6 a.m. to
6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Dylan McCormick
Dave Turner Plumbing is
proud to announce it is
accepting applications for its
memorial scholarship pro-
gram, the 2013 Dylan
McCormick Memorial Music
The scholarship is given in
memory of Dylan
McCormick, a Yulee High
School student who drowned
last March. His parents
Phillip and Valerie
McCormick and their extend-
ed family offer this $500
scholarship to the college of
the recipient's choice.
The scholarship is avail-
able to Yulee High School
seniors currently in music
and the scholarship applica-
tion is available from the
Music Department of Yulee
High School. Mail completed
applications to Dave Turner'
Plumbing, PO. Box 2229,
Yulee, FL 32041. Deadline is
March 1.
Rotary ub
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
Applicants must be a sen-
ior at a Nassau County high
school at the time of the appli-
cation; be in the top 25 per-
cent of the class; provide one
letter of reference from
school faculty, employer or
community leader; provide a
resume outlining current
classes, extra-curricular activi-
ties, community service, work
activities and interests; com-
plete the application cover let-
ter and provide school guid-
ance counselor's
endorsement of GPA and
class rank.
Applications are available
at all high school guidance ,
offices and online at www.fer-
Completed packets must be
submitted to your high school
guidance office by March 1 or
mailed and postmarked by
March 1 to the Rotary Club of
Fernandina.BeachP.O. Box; :/
654, Fernandina Beach, FL

Christa Powell
The Christa Powell Walley
Scholarship is available to
high school seniors, under-
graduate and graduate col-
lege students who have ties to
Nassau County.
Named for the late Christa
Powell Walley, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Powell ,
of Fernandina Beach, the
$2,000 scholarship is dedicat-
ed to encouraging writers, in
their pursuit of-a literary
career. The application is
available at www.ameliaisland-
bookfestival.com and should-
be mailed to the Amelia
Island Book Festival, RO. Box
15286, Fernandina Beach, FL
32035. '
I The deadline for applica-
tion is March 1, See the web-
site or your school guidance
counselor for more details.
The partners of Northeast
Florida Counts announce the
2012-13 Change Agent
Leadership Scholarship
(CALS) for local area high
schools; and now including
area college students. The
scholarship recognizes stu-
dents' 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 part-
ners will award a total of four
one-year, non-renewable
scholarships to help defer
educational costs at an

accredited two- or four-year
college or university. Two
scholarships will be awarded
in each category: high school
and college.
The first place recipient in
each category will receive
$2,000, and the runner-up in
each category will receive
$500. The deadline is March
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 announ-
ced at an awards ceremony in

Vicki Cannon, Nassau
County Supervisor of
Elections, announces the
opportunity for local college
students to apply for a $1,200
scholarship through the
Florida State Association of
Supervisors of Elections
(FSASE). The deadline to
submit an application to her
office is March 18. One schol-
.arship will be awarded this
summer to a full-time student
attending an accredited
Florida university or college.
Applicants must be-
enrolled or accepted as a jun-
ior or senior and majoring in
political science, public
administration, business
administration, journalism or
mass communications; be a
U.S. citizen and a Florida resi-
dent for two years preceding
the academic year for which
the student is applying; have
maintained a "C" average, or
above, for the previous aca-
demic year; be a registered
voter in Nassau County; be
available for a personal inter-
view by Cannon.
Applications are available
at the Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections
Office, 96135,Nassau Place,
Suite 3,Yulee, FL 32097 or
online at
Cannon will review all
local applications and forward
one finalist to the FSASE
Scholarship Committee to
represent Nassau County.
The committee will select one
winner from finalists submit-
ted from throughout the state.
For information contact
Cannon's office at 491-7500;
toll free (866) 260-4301, TDD
491-7510 or visit www.xotenas-
Aviation scholarship
Friends of Fernandina
Aviation is awarding $2,000
scholarships to Nassau
County public high school
seniors who wish to pursue a
course of study in an aviation-
related field.
Information and applica-
tions may be obtained on the
FOFA website, fofaviation.
com, or at all Nassau County
high schools. For further
information, contact Jim'
McCannell at 261-5831.
Applications must be submit-
ted to your highschool guid;
ance office by end of the
school day on April 5.
Applications for the
Nassau County Community
Development Corporation
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers,
Memorial Scholarship,
William H. Peck Memorial
Scholarship, and the Rychard-
Lottie-Annie Cook-
Scholarship are now available
at Fernandina Beach High
School. The Cook Scholarship
is also available at Yulee High
Applications for the
NCCDC General Scholarship
are available at Hilliard, West
Nassau and Yulee high
. Completed applications are
due by April 19. Interested
seniors should contact their
school guidance office or call.
261-4396 or 261-4113 if more
information is needed.

Thirty-five Communi-
ties In Schools youth
were honored for academ-
ic improvement at a fami-
ly celebration at Yulee
Middle School. The event,
sponsored by WellCare,
NACDAC and Good To
Go, kicked off the 20th
anniversary of Commu-
nities .In Schools of
Nassau County.
"It has been an honor
to be a part of
Communities In Schools
since its beginning, and I
am proud of what the
organization has
become," said Dr. John
Ruis, superintendent of
schools, in his presenta-
tion to the families.
The youth were pre-
sented medals for raising
their overall grade point
averages in core subjects.
"Anyone Who has been
through high school or
college knows it isn't easy
to raise your core GPA. It
takes hard work and dedi-
cation to make that hap-
pen," said Tammy Baker,
CIS site director.
Communities In
Schools is a non-profit
organization that serves
more than 3,600 stu-
dents in six Nassau
County schools by placing
staff inside schools where
they are most accessible
to students, families and
school professionals.:.
Services include academ-
ic assistance, family sup-
port, food, clothing, col-
lege and career explor-
ation, coaching, referrals,
bullying prevention, anger
management, and healthy
lifestyles education. It
costs an average of $650
annually to provide inten-
sive support to one child.
To make a financial con-
tribution or to volunteer,

- visit www.CISNassau'.org -
or call 321-2000.
TOP, students cele-
brate winning awards for
academic improvement.
Front row, from left, are
Nick Knippenberg, Kenny
McKuhen, Julie Ley,
Jeannie Adkins,
Michaelae Kelley, Alyssa
Adkins, Samantha
Hammons. Back are
Elena Tucker,.Jenny
Shaw, Gianny Melendez,,

Brianna Albiitton, Johtin'-
Adkins, Marshall Darling '
and John Hunt.
Middle, Most
Improved Student John
Hunt is awarded his
medal by Alvaro Pertuz,
CIS chairman of the
board; Sheriff Bill Leeper;
and Ruis.
Above, Marshall
Darling, Vanessa Darling
and Jerry Darling enjoy
time together as a family.

Nassau Players and FBMS Present

Starring a cast of 60 young talented people from Nassau County School
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101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-rn Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles 620 8-.1'A...d-3-FuI 801 Wantea to Bu or Rent 814 WVjest Nassau Ccuniv 85'3 Momrr--Furnished
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Core 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce r_ *,:..,._-, L-.r. Et,ruimFrT.Et 802 lMoble -Horre: 815 Ki-gsland-Sr. iar, s 860 MoM.Ees-Urfirr, shed
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104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 L-,estock & SupPi.,s 610' Zir LCoradir.rcr. H.,,ir. t :..a p *Tradl 8-J1 AmelIa Island Home; 8l41 Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Putlic Notice 301 S.cois & Instruction 503 Pets'Suppies 611 -e,:.me Furnst,n,.-- c._'.J ,V'ri-.2led Ot Bus 805, ea:hr-es 850 RENTALS 863 OCrtfie
106 Happy Card 302 Diet'E>erc,se 504 sres 612 rliuSc,.al Instru,rnr.[ *.2 Free ie-rrs 86 Waerfr.-ro 851 RoC.TiMrrMae ivr,ted 864 CorrMTIerc.ai'Retail
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 13 Tie...ior. Radic:,.',re:. 700 RECREATION 8r"6 CVnd,,,rnimu- 6. r.lotle Hiome. 365 Warer use
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Gara ge Sal -I 6141 lietr, Wacne. .'01 S6r~- e ral,rs PU08 Off iland rul-- e 853 .lrot.,. Home i L- 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lesuons/Class_- e 60t2 rt.cles for Sale 615 Buildir I rl iar,Is -2 F_,.at Supplie: D-ock.a.-e 809 L.:r 5,4 R.om 01 AurorncObCle
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 r.l,sccl.3raec.us 616 Srorac 'Vj.arehc.usEs .i i-p.ois Euprn,rm,- alei 810 Farm; & -reaQe 851 Apartrmer.t.Furrimhed 903 Tanc-
202 Sales-Bussness 41 r1 Mortgage Bought/LSld 604 Bic-,cles 617 M.la.:hr.er,-Tol.li.Jup i-1 P1.:r-,.r,,:.r,,-, I,- i, 311 Com?.T,,erc: i -1'taii 1Sc ispartm rt.Lr .Unlitrn. 1! t r -,cles
203 Hotel/Resr:urant 60' Stockl a Bonds 60J Computers-SupFpls 618 'uctror -, :.:.nputr: r SuC'ci- 612 Prc.per', EIxcshane 85- Condaos-Furrni.-hed ,5 C, -,mmeircial


102 Lost & Found
Blind and in need of medical attention.
Lost an Jan. 16, 2013 on Harts Rd.,
Yulee, FL. Call Jerry at (904)583-5373.
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.

104 Personals
ADOPT Childless teacher (33) &
devoted husband (37) wish to adopt;
promise unconditional love, opportuni-
ties. Expenses paid. Kristie/Gabe.
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105 Public Notice
THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles For Towing & Storage and
will be auctioned off on the' listed dates
below: on 2/25/20143,'a 1999 NIssan
Sentra, VIN# 1N4AB41D9XC705904
and on 3/07/2013 a 2000 Honda
Accord VIN# 3HMCG5673YC023758 at
12 noon at 1683B S. 8th St.,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.

Herein is subject to the Federal
:i-ousing Act, which makes it
'ueel to advertise' any prefer-
.''limnitation, or discrimination
Lil on race, color religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
,equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States .Department of
Housing and Urban Development
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing Impaired 1(800)927-

201 Help Wanted
seeking experienced candidates for
full-time and PRN Medical Assistant
positions. Must possess a commitment
to patient care, teamwork, and the
ability to multitask. Fax resume to
DRIVERS Class A Flatbed, home
every weekend! Pay 37dr/mi, both ways,
full benefits. Requires 1 yr OTR flatbed
exp. Call (800)572-5489 x227, SunBelt
Transport, Jacksonville, FL. ANF
for small island cafe. Send application
to: nassauhealth@gmail.com
. Want to work for the premier home
care company in Ferhandlna? 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.
NAIL TECH NEEDED Call (904)583-
4722 Heidi, Cormier Hair Studio.
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
COMPUTER TECH Computer Guys of
Amelia is adding a computer tech. The
person must have an aptitude for
technology, be a multitasker, have
good people skills and a willingness to
learn. Email resume to
Must have 2 years experience,
preferably in orthopedics. Fax resume
to (904)261-7790.

201 Help Wanted I I 201 Help Wanted

DRIVERS earn 50 up to 55 cpm
loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified
drivers.* Home most weekends.
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TOP PAY for limited experience.
34cpm for 1 mo OTR exp plus benefits,
new equip & 401K. (877)258-8782,
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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 ameliagolfhr@gmail.com

DRIVER Qualify for any portion of
$.03/mile quarterly bonus: $.01
Safety, $.01 Production, $.01 MPG. Two
raises in first year. 3 mos recent exp.
(800)414-9569. ANF

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

busy specialty practice, full-time with
benefits. Fax resume to (912)882-

tools and driver's license. Send resume
to P.O. Box 1122, Femandina Beach, FL
Golf Club of Amelia Island, one of the
Island's most prestigious clubs, is
searching' for qualified, experienced
servers,beverage cart attendants,
beach club servers, and an experienced
part-time line cook. Please apply in
person at the Golf Club of Amelia
Island, 4700 Amelia Island Parkway,
Amelia Island.

A. & G G RaRD-AC INSTALLER Must have driver's
LAWN & GARDEN, PLANTS, HARD- license and tools. Send resume to RO.
WARE Experience. Full/part-time. Box 1122, Fernandlna Beach, FL
Turner Ace Hardware, 2990 S. 8th ST. 32035. erandna Beach, L

Become a driver for Wemer
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CDL training. 1-877-214-3624. ANF
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personable, have .good communication
skills and a professional attitude. Fax
resume to (904)261-7790.
for busy church office. Accounts
payables/receivables as well as
computer skills a must. Previous
applicants please reapply. Fax resume
to Sandy (904)277-8323.

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.

Must have previous experience in
custom cabiriet finishing-clear coats,
solid paints-lacquers-glaze. Drug free
workplace. No phone calls. Apply In
person at Mooney's Custom Wood-
works 1854 S 8th St

OFFICES hiring for multiple part-
time positions. Hours are 20-28.50 per
week. Days worked will vary Monday
thru Saturday. Hours of operation art
8:30 to 6:30 daily. Wages $9-$11/hr
depending on qualifications and exp-
erience. Please email your resume to
speedvcashmain(gimall.com or fax, to
(904)261-4971. No phone calls please.
A busy medical practice is looking for
an experienced Certified Medical Assis-
tant/LPN for Femandina office. MUST
have previous experience and a great.
attitude. Monday-Friday with good pay
and great benefits. Apply by sending
resumes to sdavisl0i5bqclinic.com.

.204 Work Wanted.
Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465

207 Business

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Justice, ?Hospitality. Job placement
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Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV
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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, Irain-
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.
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601 Garage Sales
YARD SALE Reflections of Nature
Garden Center has moved. Need to sell
misc. plants, antiques, & tools. Sat.
2/9, 8am-lpm. Location: 850688 US
Hwy 17, Yulee. (F)
GARAGE SALE 86224 Fieldstone Dr.,
Yulee. Sat. 2/9, 8am-2pm. Antiques,
sporting goods, hunting equipment,

GARAGE SALE Costume jewelry,
perfume 'bottles, mirrors, art., teddy
bears, books, linens & lace. Sat. 2/9,
9am-? 125 S. 6th St.

85912 HADDOCK RD. Thurs., Fri., &
Sat., 9am-? Avon, new clothes, toys,.
household items, furniture, oven &
more. (904)504-7674

YARD SALE Sagos, yellow lilies,
bromelaids, red kalanchoe, (2) rattan
back barstools, etc. Fri. & Sat., 8am-
lpm1. 96014'Sea Winds Dr., south end
of Clinch Dr.

MOVING SALE 8am-2pm, Fri. & Sat.
688 Grove Park Circle. Sofa, love seat,
end tables, lamps, kitchen table &
chairs, office'furniture, patio furniture,
dishes, and much more.

Sat. 2/9 and Sun. 2/10, 10am-3pm.
Evcerthi.ry must-yOi F,Jrr,;tjr -piano,
goods. 1126 N. Fletcher.

heading towards the beach
on the left just before
the Marriott.
Appliances, furniture, tools,
art work, house accessories,
and so much more,

I 01 Garage Sales
MOVING SALE Sat. 2/9, 8am-4pm.
19 South 17th St. (F)
having a Spring Cleaning Sale on Sat.
2/9, 8am-lpm. 702 Centre St.
Greatly reduced merchandise.

microwave, bow & arrow, movie
camera, bed sets. 96598 Chester Rd.,
Sat. 2/9, 8am-2pm. (F)

SALE Fri., Sat. & Sun., 7am. Oak 5-
drawer & 3 drawer chest, Victorian
bookcase, Heisey, Fostoria, Cambridge
pottery, 7 small tables, lots of misc.
2041 Oak Marsh Dr. Rain or shine.

1602 Articles for Sale]
Everything must go! The Sublime
Spice, Palmetto Walk, 4924 First Coast
Hwy. All stock 25%-75% off. Display
items for sale also. Store hours: Wed.-
Sat. open 10am-5pm, Closed Sun.,
Mon., & Tue. Last 3 days of sale Feb.
15, 16 & 17.

FOR SALE Stationary bike, men's
clothing: Designer Polo, Ralph Lauren,
some brand new, 1 pair of Levi jeans
very expensive. (904)557-1234

FOR SALE Used carpet, cabinets &
countertops, smooth interior doors with
hardware and much more. Call Jim at

- (no box springs). Great condition.
$375. (9.04)310-6151

603 Miscellaneous
tional $500 in February!, Made in USA,
local company, lifetime warranties,
professional installation. Call before
you fall. (800)317-8827 for pricing or
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NEED HOME for two outside cats
(neutered). Moving & can't take with
us. (904)491-5004

$399 CANCUN All Exclusive Special
Stay 5 days in a luxury beachfront
resort with meal & drinks for $399.
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611 Home Furnishings]
original plastic, never used, orig.
$3000 sacrifice $975., CHERRY
.BEDROOM SET solid wood, new in
factory boxes, $895. Can Djli. r Bill
(813)298:0221. ANF '
FOR SALE Beautiful white indoor
Veranda, wicker furniture, current
fabric. (904)491-5004

SET New in plastic, $150. Call or text
ALL LIKE NEW 2 pillow top twin
mattresses. Pier 1 couch, chair, and
ottoman. Dresser & mirror, glass top
-coffee table and end 'table, gas grill,
-and slot machine. Call (440)668-1860.



617 Machinery
Tools & Equip.
I BUY Junk Cars, Heavy Equipment,
Tractors, Machinery. Call and leave
message (904)879-1190 or (904)705-


802 Mobile Homes
MH 3BR/2BA approx 14 yrs old.
Cash price neg. Can see at 152925 CR
108, Yulee. Move to your lot or rent
mine. (904)583-6672
804 Amelia Island Homes
21 SOUTH 11TH ST. Zoned C-3,
assessed at 107k. Will sell, AS IS, for
$87,500. Owner financing available.
BY OWNER Large lot, wonderful,
private, with pool. 4BR/26A on Egans
Creek w/2 docks .(no ocean access).
Sacrifice at $285,000. Also, sweet 2BR
cottage w/million dollar views of Egans
Creek being sold as is $125,000.
803 Beaches
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

1 806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.
S 806 Waterfront
OCEANFRONT LOT in Jacksonville
Beach. Zoned multi-family 4-plex.
Ready to build on. $585,000. '(904)
868-2150 Broker/Owner

808 Off Islarid/Yulee
HOME FOR SALE Yulee, near Publix.
3BR/2BA. $129,900. The Real Estate
Centre, Inc. (904)206-1370
I 809 Lots
Spinnaker Dr., Summer Beach (AIP).
Golf course & ocean view. $350,000.
Call (843)795-3920.

852 Mobile Homes
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
Rd., 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.

852 Mobile Homes
2BR/1.5BA Chester area. $600/mo.
+ 4200 deposit. Call (904)206-2619.
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WIFI included. (904)225-5577.
3BR/1.SBA on 4 acre river lot.
Convenient to all major locations.
$775/mo. + deposit. 152897 CR 108,
Yulee. Call (904)583-2269.
NICE 2BR/1BA country park,
$500/mo, water & utility shed included,
Call (904)501-5999.

1853 Mobile Home Lots
WOOD on 1 acre wooded lot.
$81,500. Owner financing. Very nice
home) Call (904)753-2155
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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
WATERFRONT 1BR, cozy, furnished
except for a'bed. Great fishing. Private
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856 Apartments
tile, recent paint, W/D, ceiling fans.
Includes water, sewer & garbage. 57
S. Fletcher. $950/mo. + $950 dep.
Available immediately. (904)277-7622

FOR RENT 2BR/1.5BA TH apt.
CHS&A, stove, refrig., D/W, carpet.
Service animals only. $795/mo. 828
Nottingham Dr. Call (904)261-3035.

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

OCEAN VIEW 2BR/1.5BA townhome
w/covered porches, CH&A, ceiling fans,
W/D conn. No smoking. Water, sewer &
garbage incl. $875/mo. + dep. 737 N.
Fletcher. (904)261-4127

2BR/1BA Gum St. $600/mo. +
deposit & utilities. Service animals
only. 1 year lease. (904)261-6047 or
(904) 556-4500

LOVELY 1BR APT. Lg, modern &
secure, 1 b[k to beach. $750/mo. (T&S
incl), yr lease + sec. No smoking, app
& ref. 2946 First Ave. (904)556-6858

157 Condos-Furnished 858 Condos-Unfurnished 860 Homes-Unfurnished

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

858 Condos-Unfurnished
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.
2BR/2BA on First Ave. CH&A, all
appliances, carpet & tile, garage.
Available March 1. $875/mo. w/1 year
lease & deposit. Call (229)938-7723..
2BR/2BA CONDO across from
beach access. 6-12 me contract.
$1,100/mo. No utilities incl. Ph: (904)
491-6017 Iv msg.
Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis &
more! Lots of upgrades! Starting at
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2503-A W. 5th Street 1983 sf. 3BR/3BA Northend
condominium just a quick stroll from the beach. Tiled
thronghnur and ,with ocean viewsfrom the Master Snihe
balcony. Master located upstairs with Guest rooms dowyn.
Community pool. Pets ok. On Island. $1,647/mo.
95024 Barclay Place #2 1541 sf. 2BR/2BR town home in the
gated Summei Beach community of Harrison Point. Tiled
throughout theLiving Room (with fireplace) opens to the
Kitchen and Breakfast nook for a clean spacious feel. Master
Suite features doublevanity and separate garden tub and
shower. Large screened porch outside and one car garage. Pets
ok. On Island. $1,497/mo.
86201 Sand Hickory Trail 2437 ,sf. 4BR/2.5BA Hickory
Village twostory, .... i ll... i i :.. .I..I Upgraded
Kitchen with granitecouoter tops opening to Family Room
with fireplace! Formal Living & Dining Rooms. Three large
Bedrooms upstairs with MasterSuite down. Security &
irrigation systems. Pets OK. Off Island. $1,350/mo.
,86867 Cartesian Pointe.Dr.- 2552 sf. 4BR/2.5BA large two
story house on a corner lot in Cartesian Point. '..11 '- l ...... I
kitchen with center island overlooking the family roon. Frilly
fenced big backyard. Location is convenient to Kings Bay,
Jacksonville and Amelia Island. Pets OK. Off Island.
1520 Oak Ridge Place 2000 sf. 3BR/2BA honc- on an acre
lot. Fully fenced backyard with shed. Wood and tile throughout
main living area. Custom paint anid upgraded ,Kitchen with
polished concrete counter tops and Breakfast area. Large
bedrooms; separate Dining Room and Living Room with
Fireplace. Sunroom outside. Fenced backyard with boat gate.
Pets ok. On Island. $1,247/mo.
75079 Ravenwood Dr 1725 sf. 3BR/2BA open floor plan
Florida style home in Timbercreek. Bright, large rooms and
kitchen ,i. I ,,,... ... are- a with plenty of cabinet space.
Pets ok. Off Island. $1,250/mo.
76015 Deerwood Dr 1858 sf, 3BR/2BA house in
Timbercreek PIlantatibn. Corner lor with large backyard.
Custom paint throughout. Upgraded Kitchen with tile floors.
Huge Master Suite with separate tub & shower. Irrigation &
security systems. Dogs ok. Off Island. $1,247/mo.
3322 Fairway Oaks 1,456 sE 2BR/2BA Omui Amelia Island
Plantation villa located on the Fairway. Recently remodeled
with updated Kitchen and appliances. Generous ,,,:. spaces"
with Living/Dining Room combined. Master suite with private
bath. Optional AIP membership available. Washer & Dryer.
Pets ok. Oln lsland.'$1,197/mo.
1777 Mariners Walk 1783 sE 3BR/21,A Mariners Walk
condo just a abort distance to the beach and ..... .... i", .I
courses. All on one level! Living room feau res large windows,
tile and caipet plus built-mis. Galley Kitcihen with microwave.
Great outdoor spaces are a feature of this community Pets ok.
On Island. S1,197/mo.
86081 Kensington Court -- 2089 sf. 4BR/2BA lnhm with an
open floor plan in Page Hill. Split bedroom design with garden
tub in mdastr suite. Separate living room with fireplace and
dinning room. Sprinkler systems plus lawn care included. Pers
ok. Off Islind. s1,197/nmo

76044 Long Pond Loop 1922 sf. 3BR/2BA house in Cartesian
Pointe. Large family room with separate den or office. Bright opri
eat in kIdchei with view of pond. Security system and irrigation.
Paver driveway. Pets ok. Offlsland. $1,197/mo.
95 Oak Grove 1076 sf. 2BR/IBA 1940's era cottage located on the
end of a quiet circle ofl 14th street. Vintage charm with modern
conveniences. Living/ Dining Room combo. Hardwood floors in
the master bedroom. Updated kitchen. Plus large and lush garden
throughout the entire backyard. Pets ok. On Island. $1,197/mo.
96161 Tidal Bay Court 1213st. 3BR/2BA well maintained home
in Heron Isles, Well appointed eat-in Kitchen overlooking generous
Family Room. Ceiling fans throughout. lvo car garage. Good size
Backyard overlooking pond. Lawn caie included. NO PETS. Off
Island, i -
96010 Stoney Dr 1373 sf 3BR/2BA upstairs townhouse in gated
Stoney Creek, large open floor plan with huge Kitchen and center
island plus Breakfast Area. Master Suite has a big tyalk-in closet and
separate shower/garden tub. Screened porch overlooks wooded area
and pond. One cat garage. Small dog ok. NO CAT'S. Off Island.
41 Oak Grove Place 1008 sf 2BR/1BA home with hardwood
floors throughout plus a pool' Recently updated throughout! Study
with built in bookshelves. .Pool & lawn care. Pets ok. On Island.
76237 Long Pond Loop 1922 sf. 4BR/2BA house with large
rooms in Cartesian lPointe. Bright open eat-in Kitchen overlooking
generouslysized Family Room. Two car Garage and partially fenced
backyard. Pets ok. Offsland. $1,147/mo.
97099 Coopers Way 1750 sf. 3BR/2BA house on large lot in
quiet neighborhood. Woodt floors throughout. Plenty of cabinets in
Kitchen overlooking Famnily Room and Dining Room. One car
garage with unfinished Storage Room above. Large bedrooms. Pets
ok.'Offisland: $1,147/mo.
978 Chad Street -- 1400 sf. 3BR/2BA Island Tdwrnhome located in
the heart of Amelia Island on a quite cul-de-sac. Close to the
Fernandina Beach Middle and High Schools. Low maintenance
landscaping. Master down with ceiling fans it all Bedrooms.
Vattlted ceiling in 2 story Family Room. Office/loft area"
overlooking Family Room. One car garage. Washer and dryer. Pets
ok. On Island. $1,097/ito.
30936 Paradise Commons #227 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA totally
renovated Amelia Lakes condo with custom paint and fixtures. -Ibis
2nd floor unit is within i ll ,. distance to pool and other
amnenitics. Pets ok. Off Island. $950/mo.
2328 Sadler Road, #8A 791 sf 2BR/2BA Amelia Landings
condo. Roommate configuration with each bedroom having its own
bathroom. Large private deck running the length of the unit.
Community pool and walkway to beach. Pets ok. On Island.
23583 Bahama Point #1525 806 sf. IBR/IBA upstairs unit in
Amelia Lakes with a greal view of the lake. Open kitchen, ceiling
ians andscrcened porch overlooking the lake. Washer & dryer. Pets
ok. Off Island. $775/mo.
23671 Bahama Point Drive, #1212 806 sf. 1BR/1BA ground
lioiir unit in Amelia Likes with new carpet thigourhou. Open
kitchen, ceiling fans andscreened porch overlooking the lake. Pets
ok. Off Ilind. $775/mo.

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

+626S 8th St
1,500 sf, great visibility -$1300/mo

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

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

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

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garage. 2.100 sq.ft. No
$1.175/mnto. Available 3/1/13.

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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.

Gated community with pool, tennis, &
fitness center. $950/mo. (904)225-8324

AMELIA LAKES 2BR/2BA, gated w/
amenities, ground floor, W/D. No
smoking. Service animals only. $875/
mo. + dep. (904)545-0355

1860 Homes-Unfurnished
condition. Located in Ocean Cay,
3BR/2BA. Close to beach. 410 Georgia
Ave. $1,800/mo. (904)557-6501

3BR/IBA 1700 sq ft, central island,
on cul-de-sac, fireplace, 2 car garage.
Service animals only. $1400/mo. +
util. (904)261-8381

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/mo. No smoking.
Small dog considered. (303)995-1018

3BR/1BA on island, large yard..
Available 3/1. $900/mo. (904)415-2961

2/2.5 w/separate carriage house 1/1
apt. w/2-car gar. Beautiful home,
recently updated, ideal location. Long
term lease. $2150/mo. + utils. Contact
owner (904)310-6775

3BR/2BA home located -in Lofton
Point. 1.800 sq.ft. 2 car garage.
$1,250/mo.Available now
home in Lakewood. 1.300 sq.ft. 2 car
garage. 51.050/mno. Available now.
duplex unit. Great ocean view. 900
sq.ft. No W/D hook-ups. 5795/mio.
Available 2/15/13.
upstairs condo. Gated community with
pool & fitness center. $875/mo. incl.
water & garbage. Available 2/1/13.
upstairs condo. at Stoney Creek. 1 car
garage. 1.650 sqc.ft, S1.050/mio.
Available 3/15/13.

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NEW HOME 4BR/2.5BA, 2800sf, 2
MBR, gourmet kitchen, screened back
porch. In Yulee. $1295/mo. + $1500
sec. Available now. (904)860-5564
3BR/2.5BA on island, near schools.
Friendly neighborhood. $1250/mo.
3/1 DUPLEX Remodeled. CH&A,
$895/mo. + dep. & utils. Also, 1BR
$595/mo + utils. 304 N. 10t;h. Ideal for
2 families. Avail now. (904)261-5034
Barnwell Rd., 3/2 on 1/2 ac., new
carpet & paint, Irg. kit. w/dinette,
$1195/mo. 491-8893, 335-0583.
1860sf 95130 Village Dr. Fireplace, lake
view, garage. $1,350/mo. Call

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

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

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2003 GSX-750 MOTORCYCLE 30,000
miles, stretched, custom, paint, runs
strong. $3,000/OBO. (904)753-4787

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*433 N. Fletcher Ave 4BR/2BA Home
$1,600/mo. + Utilities
224 N. 2nd Street IBR/IBA Apt. $700/mo
includes Water, Sewer, and Garbage.
*933 N. Fletcher 2BR/lBA with garage.
$900/mo + utilities.
*2500 First Avenue 2BR/2BA apartment
with single car garage, small deck,
office/bonus room, tile and laminate floor-
ng, second floor with just a peek of the
ocean! $1,.200/mo.
*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.
$1950/mo. until '
S551 S. Fletcher upstairs 2BR/IBA $1,200 +
2BR/lBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach.All util,
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.
Five Points Village 1,200 sq.ft A I A/S 8th St.
exposure Great for retail. services, or
office. $1,200/mo +sales tax. ,
*Amelia Park Unit E (14th St frontage) 910
approx. sq.ft.. 3 offices, reception area.
kitchen and bathroom. $1450/mo.+ utilities.
1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle House,
1,800 sq.ft $1700/mo. lease + tax. Sale also



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